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          A Grieving Pittsburgh Focuses On Community And Light In Hanukkah Celebrations       Cache   Translate Page      
Jewish families are grappling with how to celebrate the first major Jewish holiday since 11 people were killed in October's shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.
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Last year, President Donald Trump name-checked Pittsburgh when he announced the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement despite nearly every country in the world having agreed to it. "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris," he said.…
          Carbon Monoxide News December 3, 2018, posts updated frequently      Cache   Translate Page      
Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.
We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.

Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.

“We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.” Paulo Coelho (1947, bio link)

"Roll Me Away" Bob Seeger - music link

Daily News Links Are Below These Opening Questions And Warnings
How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?

Did you know that many people do not measure the air they breathe.

After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement.
Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.

Are you in the know?

Do I know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air I breathe every day, everywhere I go?”

There are some people who want to be notified of the presence of carbon monoxide at levels or concentrations as soon as the gas is present, at concentrations well below those that can instigate poor health symptoms but not be high enough levels to sound the CO alarm they own.

There are some people who do not want to push a button on their CO alarm to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in their home, or anywhere.


The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high level alarm

Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms
UL 2034
1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces…

Bob Dwyer
Carbon Monoxide Safety Association

COSA provides Carbon Monoxide safety education and training.

World Wide Reports - Pollution and Health Effects 
Carbon Monoxide News Links –
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Officials Remind Public Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Dangers After 3 Hospitalized
CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - “People are turning their furnaces on for the first time. The water heaters tend to run a little bit more. People accidentally start their vehicles with the garage opener in the garage. We have those kinds of issues,” Bellevue Fire Dept. Chief Randy Bailey said. - January is the worst month for carbon monoxide poisoning. - Penn Hills firefighters say three people at a home on Azalea Drive were rushed to the hospital Sunday with carbon monoxide poisoning. - Meanwhile, firefighters in Bellevue responded to a call for possible carbon monoxide poisoning from a motorcycle running in a garage. (More)

Neighbour alerts family of 3 to generator fire
CBC.ca
He went over to his neighbour's house and "opened the door and told the three occupants to get out,"… - Once the woman and two men were safely outside, the neighbour called 911. - … the family was using the generator to power their home after a storm on Thursday knocked out electricity to more than 80,000 customers on the island. - Emergency officials often warn people of the dangers of carbon monoxide when using a generator. - "Obviously, if you have it inside your home or inside your garage, it's going to build up with carbon monoxide and if you go in there you're going to die," (More)

Four Treated for Smoke Inhalation in Eastham, Two Sent to Hospital
Cape Cod Today
Upon arrival, units found 4 occupants of the single story ranch home outside and a heavy smoke condition inside the home. Further investigation found a faulty oil burner which created the smoke. - There were no working smoke or Carbon Monoxide alarms in the rental home. All four occupants suffered… (More)

Walk Out Testing – Explore This Training Opportunity
Carbon Monoxide Safety Plus Training 
RSES.org
Saturday, December 15, 2018. 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. LOCATION Southern Careers Institute. 6963 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78238. (Attend this seminar training and receive a low level carbon monoxide monitor to start testing everywhere you go.)

Please Note: "Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 
  
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Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin
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Video - Propane (LPG) tanks of any size can violently compound a structure fire – KEEP THEM OUTSIDE
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Demonstration - How it Happens Training Video--------

Carbon Monoxide Intoxication 
Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the main causes of poisoning in industrialized countries and it often leads to diagnostic errors…

Carbon monoxide intoxication. 
nih.gov
However individuals with ischemic heart disease may experience chest pain and decreased exercise duration at COHb levels between 1% and 9%. COHb levels between 30% and 70% lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death…


Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
National Fire Protection Association
… If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel….

NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
VISUAL DISPLAY:
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30 Percent

SENSITIVITY TESTING: Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time
70PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM ... [BETWEEN 60 _ 240 MINUTES]
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]

“CITIZENS WILL CONTINUE TO DIE & BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL DAILY!”

George Kerr (1933-2017)

More news links below –

We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others
The following link takes you to a site with views from those who have been poisoned. The seriousness of carbon monoxide poisoning, the grief, suffering and disorientations experienced are clearly portrayed with the intent to help others and prevent future poisonings. With respect, please visit: Carbon Monoxide Survivor

What is in the air you are breathing right now?

What will you be doing today; walking into poison?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
You may be the only person who can prevent your own poisoning.
We are all vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning.
Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.

Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower.

You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.

Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.

Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. GET BUSY

Measurement is continuing education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
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CO, Air Quality & Pollution News Links
World Air Quality Index - Live Link

Fire Department Reminding Residents Of Free Services
OkotoksOnline.com
"We've had quite a few calls for home inspections so it's been really good in the last couple of weeks but the holiday season is coming and we want to try to get into as many homes as we can to ensure that everyone has a festive and happy season. We also want to make sure that all of our residents are using a carbon monoxide detector, that it is working properly, and that it is not out dated."

Carbon monoxide may be an important molecule in migraine and other headaches
SAGE Journals - SAGE Publications
Abstract: Introduction - Carbon monoxide was previously considered to just be a toxic gas. A wealth of recent information has, however, shown that it is also an important endogenously produced signalling molecule involved in multiple biological processes. Endogenously produced carbon monoxide may thus play an important role in nociceptive processing and in regulation of cerebral arterial tone. (More)

Is South Africa's Mpumalanga province the 'world's largest air pollution hotspot'?
Africa Check
The satellite is at a height of 824 kilometres, the team that operates it told Africa Check. Gases in the atmosphere each absorb a specific wavelength of light, so an onboard instrument uses “absorption lines” to determine which gases are present and in what quantity. - Areas with raised concentrations of nitrogen dioxide were identified and the average amount of the gas present over the three-month period worked out. - An international emissions database was then used to pinpoint the specific locations and probable sources of emissions. (More)

How much carbon dioxide is produced per kilowatt hour when generating electricity with fossil fuels? - US Energy Information Administration - Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government...
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Sit and rest a while; miss the children, prevent repeating this tragedy.
Corfu carbon monoxide deaths: Memorial unveiled in HorburyBBC News
A memorial bench to two young children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu has been unveiled in West Yorkshire…

To all parents everywhere; grief's pain alerts others

Out of tragedy comes the light of love
Chester County Press
Inside, Carly and Daulton had passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas tank was empty and the ignition was still on. Fumes from the exhaust had been drawn into the car through the air vents… “One of the best things for me is to talk to parents who have also lost a child,” Donna said.
VideoNex
In this informative and succinct video, learn how to identify and appropriately execute the use of a CO2 Fire Extinguisher…


CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
New Movie Release 2015
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced ...
A well put together video is found with the next link, but remember: U.L. 2034 Listed CO Alarms are high level alarms. Use them for protection against acute levels, but be aware you can still experience symptoms of the poisoning even though the devices are in place.

DailyMotion
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

JEMS.com - ...site has been designed with this in mind – to create a visual, interactive, educational resource which can hopefully end incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning and save lives… For more information, please visit - www.thesilentkiller.co.uk


Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
Take control inside your homes. 
-Link to: → CO alarm standards – 
The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 carbon monoxide alarm test point is:
- 70 PPM to 149 PPM –resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Tribute
George Kerr, a pioneer in smoke and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturing passed away in his home during the early morning of July 4, 2017. George will always be remembered for his passion to save lives and protect the health of people through low level carbon monoxide detection and alarming. He lived for over 84 years, beginning his career in fire safety in 1953. “We’ll never know how many lives we’re saving, but I know we are saving a few.” George E. Kerr (1933-2017)

These following links may be of some use to you:
- The World Clock - Time Zones







- Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
- Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.
- Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association

· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.
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U.S. Carbon Monoxide Laws for each state
National Conference of State Legislatures
As of March 2018, a majority of states have enacted statutes regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and another 11 have promulgated regulations on CO detectors. Alaska requires detectors approved by the state fire marshal be installed in all dwellings. Connecticut requires them in all new construction, as does New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. Florida also requires them in new construction, and in every room with a boiler. Minnesota passed a law requiring detectors in motor boats.

CO Detectors in U.S. Homes
27 states and the District of Columbia require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings via state statute: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (via adoption of the International Residential Code), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Certain states limit the installation to buildings with fossil-fuel burning devices, others only require the device be installed upon the sale of the property or unit.

Another 11 states require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings regulatorily through the adoption of the International Residential Code or via an amendment to their state’s building code: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming.

CO Detectors in U.S. Schools
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine and Maryland require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in school buildings.

CO Detectors in U.S. Hotels and Motels
Fourteen states require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in hotels and motels under the statute. - Three of those states (New Jersey, Vermont and Wisconsin) have complementary administrative regulations. - Two states (Kansas and Washington) have requirements through administrative regulations alone.
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Ontario Canada Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Hawkins-Gignac Act
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
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Red Cross - Disaster Relief to safely assist law enforcement, fire department, utility company, city, county and state authorities as repair and rebuilding moves forward. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes.

The following companies
are acknowledged for their continued support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for.

The Energy Conservatory
Masimo - see RAD 57
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
TPI - Test Products International
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          Delaware Superior Court Applies “But For” Test To Decide In What Capacity A Director Acted      Cache   Translate Page      
Goggin v. National Union Fire Insurance Company Of Pittsburgh, PA., C.A.. N17C-10-083-PRW-CCLD (November 30, 2018) - D & O insurance covers actions taken by a director. However, when a director acts on behalf of another entity in dealing with the...
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          Unseasonably mild temperatures nix penguin parade at zoo      Cache   Translate Page      
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Unseasonably mild temperatures are stopping penguins from parading around the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium as planned. The zoo's "Penguins on Parade" event usually kicks off each year at the start of December. But temperatures in the area reached into the mid-50s on Saturday and were expected to hit the mid-60s on Sunday, so officials delayed the launch until Dec. 8. The zoo's website says temperatures must hover below 45 degrees to be safe for the penguins. The penguins decide how long they will walk outside or play in the snow near their home during the event, which officials say could last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. The event is usually held each weekend through February.
          Re: Domestic Spying: Tracking your loved one's cell may give you peace of mind, but what are you giving up in the process?      Cache   Translate Page      
My ex wife and I were together for about 6 years. Before we divorced a few months ago, i started noticing some foul play and i discovered she has been cheating on me with a man at her office and i got to know after reading through her phone,emails and Facebook account.
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BDSM gets more and more popular these days. Maybe because of the media attention and movies that are enlightening the subject.
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They're killing me now. My Grandfather ran things like Aushwitz in Germany and Autism In the USA in Allegheny County PA
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          Re: Unsolved Murder Has Many Keys      Cache   Translate Page      
The Pittsburgh Police Mafia seem to have always killed by means of death by fire or killing trannies in the same alley every drag queen or tranny knew to avoid. How did every tranny or drag queen know the alley and avoid it but so many killed in it?
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          Re: Unsolved Murder Has Many Keys      Cache   Translate Page      
My Late Husband watched two men in dark outfits knock his boss out and put her in the Jeep. I had also been present during meetings where she refused to pay the police protection fees.
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          Reporter’s resource focuses on responsible mass shootings coverage      Cache   Translate Page      
As I write this post, I can’t even recall what the most recent mass shooting was. I know it wasn’t the Pittsburgh synagogue because that’s been a few weeks, and then there was the one at a country music club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., came after that not long after. (The later incident sticks out […]

          ΕΟΡΤΑΣΤΙΚΕΣ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΕΙΣ ΣΤΟ ΠΙΤΣΜΠΟΥΡΓΚ ΓΙΑ ΤΑ 125 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΑΦΙΞΗ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ ΜΕΤΑΝΑΣΤΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΤΑ 20 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΗΣ ΧΟΡΩΔΙΑΣ      Cache   Translate Page      


Ο Δεκέμβριος, φέτος, σηματοδοτεί 125 χρόνια από την άφιξη των πρώτων πενήντα Ελλήνων μεταναστών στην πόλη του Πίτσμπουργκ (1893). Δεκαπέντε χρόνια αργότερα, το πρώτο σημαντικό κύμα Ελλήνων γυναικών θα φτάσει από την πατρίδα. 
Το Ελληνοαμερικανικό Ίδρυμα της Δυτικής Πενσυλβανίας (pahellenicfoundation.org), μαζί με την Ελληνική Επιτροπή του Προγράμματος Εθνικών Κτιρίων του Πανεπιστημίου του Πίτσμπουργκ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/249291292097966/), θέτει υπό την αιγίδα του τρεις εκδηλώσεις αυτό το μήνα, οι οποίες διασχίζουν τον Ιανουάριο του Νέου Έτους (2019). 
ΟΙ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΕΙΣ
Πρώτον, μαζί με τη Βυζαντινή Χορωδία της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητροπόλεως του Πίτσμπουργκ, θα πραγματοποιηθεί μια πανηγυρική συναυλία σε αυτή την 125η επέτειο, η οποία επίσης συμπίπτει με την 20ή επέτειο της Χορωδίας (η οποία είναι η διαχρονικά μακροβιότερη βυζαντινή χορωδία στην ύπαρξη στις ΗΠΑ). Η συναυλία, εκτός από επετειακές ιστορικές αναφορές στην εποχή του 1893-1920, θα τιμήσει το Αναστασιματάριο του Ιωάννου Πρωτοψάλτου, ως είδος μουσικού μετανάστου το οποίο, δια την διορατικότητα της Μητέρας Εκκλησίας, ταξίδεψε παντού στον κόσμο, και είναι σήμερα το βασικό μουσικό βιβλίο από το οποίο παραδίδεται η μουσική παράδοση του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου σε περισσότερες από 8 γλώσσες. Έτι δε, είναι και το κατ´εξοχήν μουσικόν βιβλίο από το οποίο ψάλλονται τα Κυριακάτικα αναστάσιμα τροπάρια του Εσπερινού και του Όρθρου.
Δεύτερον, το Ελληνοαμερικανικό Ίδρυμα της Δυτικής Πενσυλβανίας, την 9η Δεκεμβρίου, θα γιορτάσει την Διακήρυξη για την 125η επέτειο που εξέδωσε η πόλη και το Γραφείο του Δημάρχου για την 125η επέτειο στο εσωτερικό της Κεντρικής Εισόδου του Δημαρχείου. 
Τρίτον, στην Κεντρική Είσοδο του Δημαρχείου της Πόλης, θα αναρτηθεί έκθεση με πλούσιο φωτογραφικό υλικό το οποίο εικονίζει τους πρώτους μετανάστες της εποχής 1900-1930, στο τέλος του 2018 - έναρξη την Πρωτοχρονιά (29 Δεκεμβρίου 2018 - 6 Ιανουαρίου 2019).



Α) Πρώτοι μετανάστες από Ελλάδα και Μικρά Ασία στο Πίτσμπουργκ 
Σύμφωνα με τα αρχεία της Πόλης του Πίτσμπουργκ, οι πρώτοι Έλληνες μετανάστες άρχισαν να φτάνουν στην κομητεία του Allegheny στη δεκαετία του 1890. Μέχρι τον Δεκέμβριο του 1893 υπήρχαν περίπου 50 άντρες στην πόλη του Πίτσμπουργκ. Οι περισσότεροι ήταν ναυτικοί από διάφορα ελληνικά νησιά και ασχολήθηκαν αρχικά με χειρωνακτική εργασία. Σύντομα, πολλοί επένδυσαν στις επιχειρήσεις όπως π.χ. πωλητές, εστιάτορες, ιδιοκτήτες καφενείων ή ζαχαροπλάστες. Οι άνδρες συχνά απασχολούνται σε εστιατόρια που ανήκουν στον πατέρα ή τον αδερφό μέχρι να αναλάβουν είτε την επιχείρηση είτε να ανοίξουν ένα νέο. Το πρώτο ελληνικό εστιατόριο στο Πίτσμπουργκ βρισκόταν στην πλατεία Diamond στο Market District. Η κορυφή της ελληνικής μετανάστευσης στην κομητεία του Allegheny έφθασε μεταξύ το 1910-1912. Οι περισσότεροι μετανάστες προέρχονταν από τα νησιά του Αιγαίου, τη Μικρά Ασία (Κωνσταντινούπολη, Σμύρνη, Φώκιες) και την ηπειρωτική Ελλάδα. Οι κύριοι οικισμοί τότε ήταν η Βόρεια όχθη, το Όκλαντ, το κέντρο, το Ανατολικό Πίτσμπουργκ, το McKeesport και το Monessen. 
Ο Σεραφείμ Κανούτας αναφέρει ότι το 1908 ζούσαν περίπου 3.500 Έλληνες στην ευρύτερη περιφέρεια της κομητείας του Allegheny (“Ο Οδηγός των μεταναστών στην Αμερική”, Serapheim Canoutas, NY). Σύμφωνα με τις στατιστικές του πρώτου τόμου των «Εκθέσεων της 13ης Απογραφής του Πίτσμπουργκ», μεταξύ το 1908-1910 υπήρχαν: 816 Έλληνες από την Ελλάδα ως έλληνες μετανάστες, 130 Έλληνες μεικτών γάμων μεταναστών και αμερικανών, 37 οικογένειες ελληνικής μετανάστευσης που εντοπίστηκαν στο εσωτερικό του καταυλισμού του Greater Pittsburgh (κυρίως στην περιοχή Penn Ave.). 
Ο αριθμός των Ελλήνων φοιτητών στο Πίτσμπουργκ ήταν ο τρίτος μεγαλύτερος στις ΗΠΑ μετά τη Νέα Υόρκη και το Σικάγο, και το μεγαλύτερο κατά κεφαλήν από την άποψη της ελληνικής καταγωγής. Υπήρχαν 66 Έλληνες φοιτητές που παρακολουθούσαν μαθήματα σε δημόσια δημοτικά σχολεία και γυμνάσια το Δεκέμβριο του 1908, εκ των οποίων 60 ήταν στις πρώτες τρεις βαθμίδες. Ανεξάρτητα από το ποιο ήταν το κίνητρο να έρθουν στην Αμερική, οι παραδοσιακές αξίες και η ηθική καθόριζαν τη ζωή και τη συμβολή του Έλληνα μετανάστη στην αμερικανική κοινότητα. 
Η πρώτη ελληνική κοινότητα, ως επίσημη οργάνωση, ιδρύθηκε το 1905 και αποτελείται από 3.000-4.000 άτομα που κατοικούν στην πόλη του Πίτσμπουργκ και γύρω από αυτήν. Το 1909, η κοινότητα αγόρασε ένα κτίριο, 97 Fulton Street. Η θέση αυτή εξυπηρετούσε επίσης ένα ελληνορθόδοξο εκκλησιαστικό χώρο. Μέχρι το 1912 υπήρχαν δύο οργανωμένες εκκλησίες: Ευαγγελισμός, 10 Whiteside Road, και Άγιος Νικόλαος, 547 6η Λεωφόρος. ο τελευταίος λειτούργησε επίσης σχολή ελληνικής γλώσσας. Άλλες οργανωμένες ελληνικές κοινότητες ιδρύθηκαν στο Ανατολικό Πίτσμπουργκ, στη Λεωφόρο Μπράντοκ 803, στο Ambridge, στο Aliquippa και στη Βερόνα. Μετά από μια συγχώνευση με την Εκκλησία του Ευαγγελισμού τον Σεπτέμβριο του 1918, συμφωνήθηκε ότι οι προσκυνητές θα ενωθούν με την επωνυμία "Η Ελληνική Κοινότητα της Ελληνορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας του Allegheny County - Αγίου Νικολάου". Ο Άγιος Νικόλαος είναι η παλαιότερη ελληνορθόδοξη χριστιανική κοινότητα και εκκλησία στην κομητεία Allegheny (που σήμερα βρίσκεται στο 419 South Dithridge). Η μεγαλύτερες αδελφότητες βάσει του αριθμού των μελών ήταν αυτή των μεταναστών από το νησί της Ικαρίας στο Αιγαίο και εκείνων από το χωριό της Βλαχοκερασιάς (κοντά στην Τρίπολη της Πελοποννήσου). Το 1914, οργανώθηκε στο Πίτσμπουργκ ένα παράρτημα της Πανελλήνιας Ενώσεως (Ένωσης). Ο Ελληνο-Αμερικανικός Προοδευτικός Σύνδεσμος ΑΧΕΠΑ, που επικεντρώθηκε στη διατήρηση των ελληνικών παραδόσεων, του πολιτισμού και της γλώσσας, ιδρύθηκε στο Πίτσμπουργκ το 1923. Στη δεκαετία του 1910, ένα μεγάλο κινηματογραφικό θέατρο, μαζί με αίθουσα μπιλιάρδου στην Fifth Avenue, μεταξύ Smithfield και Wood, ανήκε στους Ελληνοαμερικανούς κ. Μπαζιώτη και κ. Αντωνόπουλο. Άλλες περιοχές της δυτικής PA με ελληνική μεταναστευτική παρουσία ήταν το Ambridge, Canonsburg, New Castle, McKeesport, Aliquippa και Monessen. 


Β) Βυζαντινός Χορός της Ιεράς Μητρόπολης του Πίτσμπουργκ, 20 έτη Διαχρονικής Διακονίας της Βυζαντινής Μουσικής και του Υμνογραφικού Πλούτου επί τα πρότυπα της Μητέρας Εκκλησίας στις ΗΠΑ. 
Η Κυριακή, 2α Δεκεμβρίου 2018, σηματοδοτεί ένα ορόσημο για τη Βυζαντινή Χορωδία της Ελληνικής Ορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης του Πίτσμπουργκ. Το Πίτσμπουργκ συγκαταλέγεται ως ένα από τα πέντε κέντρα των ΗΠΑ όπου η ψαλτική έκφραση των εκκλησιαστικών ύμνων εκφράζεται επί τη βάσει της Μητέρας Εκκλησίας, του πανσέπτου Κέντρου της Ορθοδοξίας, την Μεγάλη του Χριστού Εκκλησία. Η παράδοση δεν έχει μόνο εδραιωθεί, αλλά έχει μεταβιβαστεί στις νεότερες γενιές. Πριν από 20 χρόνια, σχεδόν όλοι οι ψάλτες της τότε Ορθοδόξου Επισκοπής του Πίτσμπουργκ συναντήθηκαν, κελεύσει του πολύ αγαπημένου κ.κ. Μαξίμου (Μητροπολίτου πρώην Πίτσμπουργκ) για να ιδρύσουν ένα επίσημο "σχολείο" βυζαντινής μουσικής καθώς και μια επίσημη επισκοπική βυζαντινή χορωδία. Αυτό που ξεχώρισε ήταν ότι για πρώτη φορά στην περιοχή, το βυζαντινό άσμα θα διδάσκεται συστηματικά, με βαθιά γνώση και με την αυστηρή παράδοση της Μεγάλης του Χριστού Εκκλησίας, που ήταν, είναι και θα είναι ο φάρος του Ορθοδόξου Χριστιανισμού. 
Σήμερα, 2α Δεκεμβρίου 2018, 20 χρόνια αργότερα, η σχολή και η χορωδία συνεχίζουν τη διακονία τους στη Μητρόπολη και στην ευρύτερη περιοχή της Δυτικής Πενσυλβάνιας, δια παρουσιάσεων και συναυλιών εντός αδελφών εκκλησιών (μη ορθοδόξων), πανεπιστημιακές έδρες και κέντρα, και καλλιτεχνικά πλαίσια, για να εκπληρώσει την εντολή του Χριστού "Πορευθέντες μαθητεύσατε πάντα τα έθνη (Ματθ. 28, 19)", για να αποκαλύψει την απαράμιλλη τέχνη και την ομορφιά της βυζαντινής ψαλμωδίας και της μουσικής επί τη βάσει της Μητέρας Εκκλησίας, πολλαπλασιάζοντας ταυτόχρονα τα ταλέντα που η μητέρα Εκκλησία παρείχε στην ιστορία της και συνεχίζει να παρέχει σήμερα. 


ΙΣΤΟΡΙΚΟ ΤΗΣ ΧΟΡΩΔΙΑΣ 
Κελεύσει του Σεβασμιώτατου Μαξίμου, πρώην Πίτσμπουργκ, η χορωδία ιδρύεται στις 5 Δεκεμβρίου 1998, και αποτελείται από σχεδόν όλους τους ιεροψάλτες της Δυτικής Πενσυλβανίας και του Ανατολικού Οχάϊο των ΗΠΑ. Από τότε, η χορωδία έχει υπηρετήσει το καλό όνομα της Μητρόπολης ποικιλοτρόπως. Η χορωδία έχει πραγματοποιήσει, προς υποστήριξη ακαδημαϊκών διαλέξεων, συναυλίες στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Michigan στο Ann Arbor, στο Πανεπιστήμιο Notre Dame, στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Οχάϊο (στο συνέδριο των Βυζαντινών Σπουδών του 2002), στο Πανεπιστήμιο St-Louis στο Missouri, στο Πανεπιστήμιο της Βιρτζίνια στο Richmond, και ήταν η πρώτη ορθόδοξη χορωδία στην Αμερική που παρουσίασε τον Βυζαντινό μουσικό πλούτο της Μεγάλης του Χριστού Εκκλησίας στο Ρωμαϊκό Καθολικό Πανεπιστήμιο Ave Maria στη Νεάπολη της Φλώριδας και μάλιστα μέσα στην βασιλική μετά από επίσημη πρόσκληση. Η χορωδία έχει προσκληθεί και παρουσιαστεί τρεις φορές στο τηλεοπτικό κανάλι του εθνικού δικτύου Cornerstone Broadcasting Network (δύο φορές στο πρόγραμμα "His Place" και δύο φορές στο πρόγραμμα "Real Life 360"). Πιο πρόσφατα, η χορωδία έχει παρουσιαστεί στη Ρωμαιοκαθολική Εκκλησία του Αγίου Μπερνάρντ, την Ρωμαιοκαθολική Εκκλησία του Αγίου Θωμά Μόρ (Catholic Church) και την στη Ρωμαιοκαθολική Εκκλησία της Σύλληψης στο Ιrwin της Πενσυλβανίας όπου παρουσίασε την πλούσια μουσική κληρονομιά του Βυζαντίου στις μεγαλύτερες αδελφές εκκλησίες της περιοχής. 
Το 2018 συμμετείχε σε ένα πρώτο σε είδος ιστορικό γεγονός στις ΗΠΑ όπου συγκεντρώθηκαν οι αφρικανοοαμερικανικές και ελληνοαμερικανικές κοινότητες του Πίτσμπουργκ για να τιμήσουν τη φιλία μεταξύ του Μεγάλου Δρ. Μάρτιν Λούθερ Κινγκ και του Μεγάλου Αρχιεπισκόπου Ιακώβου και την ιστορική συμπορεία τους στη Σέλμα Αλαμπάμα των ΗΠΑ το 1965. 
Η Χορωδία έχει υποστηρίξει πολλές θεολογικές και εκκλησιολογικές επιστημονικές διαλέξεις στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Πίτσμπουργκ και κάθε χρόνο (συχνά δύο φορές το χρόνο) προσφέρει διαλέξεις-συναυλίες σχετικά με την υμνολογία της Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας σε θεολογικό, ποιητικό, μουσικό και μουσικολογικό πλαίσιο. Το 2014 προσέφερε ένα ιστορικό πρόγραμμα διάρκειας δύο ημερών για την 60ή επέτειο της ποιητικής ανθολογίας του Οικουμενικού Πατριάρχη Βαρθολομαίου, η οποία τελούσε υπό την αιγίδα του Μεταπτυχιακού Συλλόγου των Αποφοίτων της Μεγάλης του Γένους Σχολής. Η χορωδία έχει επίσης προσκληθεί να ψάλλει στις εορταστικές εκδηλώσεις πολλών ενοριών στις ΗΠΑ, όπως στη Φλόριντα, τη Βιρτζίνια, το Μίσιγκαν, το Οχάϊο, το Μισσούρι καθώς και περιφερειακώς σε όλες σχεδόν τις ενορίες της Δυτικής Πενσυλβάνιας και του Βορειοανατολικού Οχάϊο. 


Για την Βυζαντινή Χορωδία της Μητρόπολης του Πίτσμπουργκ υπάρχει σχετικό λήμμα στον τόμο της Εκκλησιαστικής Μουσικής της «Μεγάλης Ορθόδοξης Χριστιανικής Εγκυκλοπαίδειας», μνημειώδους και ιστορικό έργο υπο την Αιγίδα του Οικουμενικού Πατριάρχη κ.κ. Βαρθολομαίου. Επίσης, υπάρχει σχετική αναφορά στο πόνημα της Ούρσουλας Βρυζάκη "Eλληνικές Χορωδίες της Διασποράς" στον ειδικό τόμο-αφιέρωμα στην μνήμη της Ολυμπίας Ψυχοπαίδη-Φράγκου (έκδοση του Τμήματος Μουσικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, 2018). 
Εκτός από τέσσερις ψηφιακούς δίσκους CD («Ύμνοι της Πεντηκοστής», «Βυζαντινά Υμνολογικά Τοπία», «Ύμνοι της Μεταμόρφωσης», που παρουσιάζουν τον σολίστ Γιώργο Χατζηχρόνογλου, Άρχοντα Υμνωδό της Μεγάλης του Χριστού Εκκλησίας, μαζί με την μουσική ερμηνεία του έργου «Έως Υπάρχω-Aπόστολος Παύλος» για την 50ή επέτειο της χειροτονίας του ονομαστού και διακεκριμένου π. Ευάγγελου Κροντήρη (Παιανία, Αττική) και ένα DVD αφιερωμένο στην Παναγία Παμμακάριστο και τιμητικά στον Οικουμενικό Πατριάρχη κ.κ. Βαρθολομαίο, το έργο της χορωδίας εικονογραφείται ιστοτοπικώς στο Facebook και Youtube και παρουσιάζεται στις ιστοσελίδες www.ieropsaltis.com και psaltiri.org, οι οποίες παρουσιάζουν παραδοσιακές χορωδίες και χορογράφους της Ελλάδας και του εξωτερικού. 
Για την 20η επέτειο έχει διαμορφωθεί ειδική αναφορά στο pahellenicfoundation.org/Byzantine_Choir. 
Κελεύσει του Σεβασμιωτάτου κ.κ. Μαξίμου, πρώην Πίτσμπουργκ, η σχολή και η χορωδία είναι υπό την επίβλεψη και χοραρχία του Δρ Νικολάου Γιαννουκάκη, ο οποίος είναι και χειροθετημένος Πρωτοψάλτης του Καθεδρικού Ναού του Αγίου Νικολάου στο Πίτσμπουργκ και Πρωτοψάλτης της Ορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης του Πίτσμπουργκ. Ο Δρ. Γιαννουκάκης αναγνωρίζεται διεθνώς ως ένας από τους λίγους ιεροψάλτες και ερμηνευτές της αυστηρής παράδοσης της Μητέρας Εκκλησίας της Διασποράς, έχοντας σπουδάσει για πολλά χρόνια υπό την επίβλεψη και τη φροντίδα των ονομαστών και διακεκριμένων Μεγάλων Πρωτοψαλτών, Κωνσταντίνου Λαγούρου, Γεώργιου Σύρκα και Μανώλη Χατζημάρκου.


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Yet another YouTube star has thrown his influence -- as well as a boatload of cash -- behind Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg in his bid to fend off Bollywood production firm T-Series from dethroning him as YouTube’s most-subscribed channel.

Sixteen-year-old Justin Roberts, who is a member of Jake Paul’s Team 10 vlogger posse -- and whose comedy videos have amassed 1.2 million subscribers on his own channel -- documented the process of purchasing a billboard in New York’s Times Square in order to encourage passersby to subscribe to PewDiePie.

The video kicks off with Roberts spending $1,000 to fly from Pittsburgh -- where he is celebrating Thanksgiving with his family -- to New York City, all while urging a graphic designer friend to help him helm the artwork in a matter of hours. Once he's on the ground, Roberts calls another friend, Max Modell, whose father happens to own the Modell’s Sporting Goods retail chain -- which has a store in Times Square -- to help him ascertain some billboard real estate. (Roberts' father is also a wealthy entrepreneur: sports management and real estate tycoon Marc Roberts).

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Should hateful tweets keep you from getting a gun?

That's a question many have asked after suspects in several horrific mass shootings were found only later to have left social media hints of violence that went unheeded for years. Now a New York lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require police to scrutinize the social media and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who publish violent or hate-filled posts.

"We certainly want to make sure we're putting weapons in the hands of the right people and keeping them out of the hands of the wrong people," said state Sen. Kevin Parker, a Brooklyn Democrat who added he was inspired to act after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect left social media rants that Jews were "children of Satan."

Free-speech watchdogs and even some gun-control advocates have already raised concerns about the bill, which would require handgun applicants to turn over login information to allow investigators to look at three years' worth of Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram posts. Google, Yahoo and Bing searches over the previous year also would be checked.

Licenses could be denied if investigators uncover threats of violence or terrorism or the use of racial or ethnic slurs.

Parker's bill comes as people are increasingly wary about their online lives being tracked. But social postings are commonly checked by everyone from human resource workers to police officers. A survey of more than 550 police departments several years ago by the International Association of Chiefs of Police found more than half use social media for listening or monitoring and three-quarters of them use it for intelligence.

While the prospects of Parker's bill passing are uncertain, he has already succeeded at one of his goals of creating "fodder for discussion," including pushback.

Tom King, president of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, the state's NRA affiliate, said the bill would be the beginning of "the slippery slope of taking away your First Amendment" free speech rights.

At the American Tactical Systems gun range, a short drive from New York's Capitol, gun owners called the proposal unnecessary and intrusive.

"I don't think the government should have access to anybody's history, especially for pistol permits," Steve Wohlleber, who works at the range. "And the state police have enough to worry about besides checking everyone's social media."

David Pucino, a staff attorney at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said that while he shared the legislator's goals, he thought there were better alternatives, such as another bill that would create a court order of protection to bar people considered dangerous from possessing or buying guns.

Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel said he believes bill language directing police to consider "commonly known profane slurs or biased language" is too broad to pass constitutional muster.

"A person could be prejudiced," Siegel said. "That doesn't mean he's not entitled to his Second Amendment right."

On a practical level, the measure would mean more work for police in New York who already check the criminal and mental health histories of handgun license applicants.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, whose department processes a few hundred applications every year, said "it's definitely going to bog things down a bit" in a licensing process that already can take from 120 days to a year to complete.

Parker countered that states have the authority to limit hand gun use for public safety.

"If you're afraid of your personal privacy," he said. "Don't apply for a handgun license."


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Revere City Hall Candle Lighting 2018.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mayor Brian Arrigo spoke beautifully about this poignant moment in time for the Jewish community in the months after Pittsburgh, and how the city of Revere stands by and supports its Jewish residents.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this photo, I try to make a joke about the freezing temperatures and how it warmed my heart to see so many people come out and celebrate together in full show of support for the city's Jewish residents.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One reporter asked me after the event what Hanukkah means to me and I replied that it's about maintaining a hope that we can bring more light into this world; both literally with the continued observance of lighting candles and also metaphorically with increased acts of loving-kindness.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Hanukkah, everyone! May we all retain our hope for better days ahead and come together to celebrate each and every one of those days as an undivided global community.
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Pittsburgh finds itself in need of reinforcements. Enter Ralph Webb.
          Tech Conference Budget Case Study: Rust Belt Rust 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

The following is a financial report for Rust Belt Rust 2018 for anyone interested in what it takes to run a similar conference. There are many choices conference organizers have that impact budget, and we wanted to show what our choices cost as a data point for anyone considering running their own tech conference!

RBR 2018 Facts & Figures

A bit of background on the conference:

  • Rust Belt Rust is in its third year - it has been held in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Ann Arbor.
  • Integer 32 runs the conference, but it is supported by sponsorships from other companies and individuals.
  • It is a two-day conference, with workshops on day 1 and a single track of half-hour talks on day 2.
  • Ticket cost this year: $200 for full-price tickets. There were early bird and student discounts.
  • We had about 130 people in attendance, which includes ticketed attendees, speakers, diversity scholarship recipients, and organizers.

TL;DR: Totals

We aim for the conference to be cost neutral. So how did we do?

  • Total income: $24,880.00
  • Total expenses: -$22,985.80
  • Net: +$1,894.20

Pretty much spot on!

Income

The majority of our income came from ticket sales:

Pie chart showing breakdown of income sources

Source Amount
Ticket Sales $15,730.00
Corporate Sponsorship $8,200.00
Individual Sponsorship $950.00
Total $24,880.00

Individual sponsorships are people who opted to pay more than the listed ticket price to support the conference.

In addition to these items that have price tags attached to them, we also received many valuable in-kind donations:

  • HealPay - hosted a party
  • Organizers - volunteering time
  • Employers of speakers - travel sponsorships

As Rust corporate usage grows, I’d love to have more support from companies to be able to lower ticket prices and make the conference more accessible to more folks.

Expenses

Explanation of the categories below:

Pie chart showing breakdown of expense categories

Category Amount
Speaker travel $9,793.32
Scholarship travel $3,119.93
Food $2,326.62
Attendee Stuff $1,917.22
Video recording $1,643.54
Space $1,500.00
Childcare $480.00
Insurance $309.00
Fees $261.51
Supplies $194.47
Software $38.30
Total $22,985.80

RBR pays for speakers’ transportation and hotel costs. This was, by far, our largest expense, but an important one! We’re honored to have folks from all over the world (as well as from the Rust Belt) willing to speak. A few speakers had employers willing to cover their travel cost, which is very helpful! I hope that increases as companies hire Rust developers and want to recruit more developers by having their employees speak at conferences. We don’t want to limit our speakers only to people who have those resources or personal resources for travel, so this will continue to be a large expense for us going forward.

We also awarded four diversity scholarships that cover transportation and hotel costs as well as a free ticket. Helping people who are underrepresented in tech become a part of the Rust community is important to us.

Another category to call out is food, which consisted of snacks, soda, tea, and a LOT of coffee, which weighed in at 10% of our budget. We don’t include meals and instead send everyone out for lunch on their own, which saves us what would be a huge expense for food that might not be the quality or type that all attendees enjoy– this way, everyone gets to make their own decision on what they eat. If you’re considering running a conference and decide to provide meals, be prepared to spend a LOT more on food than we did!

The space rental for our venue was also quite affordable, and the space we had available worked out really well for the workshops, single track, and unconference. However, the hotel’s location was a few miles outside of downtown Ann Arbor, which made going out to lunch and out in the evenings a bit more logistically tricky. I’ll probably be spending more for a more urban location next year.

Attendee stuff includes bags, nametags, and swag. Fees includes Eventbrite ticket processing fees, Eventbrite credit card processing fees, and wire transfer fees from reimbursing international speakers.

A large expense that we didn’t have for RBR that I have had in the past for another conference I helped run is a party in the evening. While I enjoyed having one space where most attendees socialized between the two days of the conference, I think not having an official party is the right decision for Rust Belt Rust. We’ve had sponsors decide they wanted to hold an event; this year HealPay hosted a gathering, which was awesome!

Conclusion

I make particular budgetary choices when running a conference, which gives the event its culture. Other events make different choices and have different feelings. I’d love to see more regional Rust conferences with their own sets of choices. I know there’s a lot of unknowns when running a conference for the first time, so I hope this post helps to demystify the monetary part of a conference and helps folks be confident in jumping into the conference organizing world.

If you’re considering running a Rust conference, or any tech conference, and have additional questions, please reach out!

Many thanks to Jean Lange for her help writing this up!


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Hi,

Stanislawa "Stella" Rogalski, b. 14 May 1887, Zarchny, Russia
Source: Janine Leigh Isleman family tree, ancestry but no source

Jan Zaloga [John]
Married: 1911, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Rogalska
Source: PA Marriages 1852-1968

1920 Philadelphia City
John Zaloga, b. Poland, 27, immigrated 1909, alien, machinist battery factory
Stella, b. Poland, 27, imm 1902, al
John Jr., b. PA, 7
Jennie, b. PA, 4 11/12
Stella, b. PA, 2 11/12th
Stehen, b. PA, 6/12ths

1930 Philadelphia City
John Zaloga, b. POland, 38, naturalized, weaver plush mill
Stella, b. Poland, 38, alien
John, b. PA, 17, ____ plush mill
Jennie, b. PA, 15, setter rep paper box factory
Stella, b. PA, 12
Stanley, b. PA, 10
Zagment?, son, b. PA, 9
helen, b. PA, 5

Helen Zloga
Born: 1924, Philadelphia City
Died: 16 July 1939, Philadelphia City
Buried: Saint Peters German Redemptionist Fathers Cemetery, Philadelphia
Source: www.findagrave.com/

Jan Zaloga
Born: 1892
Died: 1949, Philadelphia City
Buried: Saint Peters German Redemptionist Fathers Cemetery, Philadelphia City
Source: www.findagrave.com/

1935 & 1940 Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA
John N. Zelik, b. PA, 32, electrician, education=8th grade
Helen, b. PA, 30, educ=high school 1 yr
Helen E., b. PA, 3
Ralph F., b. PA, 1

John Zaloga
Born: 16 Aug 1912
Last Res: Philadelphia City, PA
Died: Dec 1978
Source: U. S. Social Security Death Index 1935-2014

Helen M. Zaloga
Born: 12 Sept 1914
Died: 23 Sept 1986
Buried: Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery, Sparta, White, Tennessee
Source: www.findagrave.com

I'd look for both of their obituaries to find the list of their children. I'd contact the Free Library of Philadelphia, https://libwww.freelibrary.org/explore/topic/genealogy/ and request a scan/copy of John's.

A genealogical or historical society in White County TN might have Helen's. Successful Searching!
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          Ilana Levine Joins The Cast Of STRONGER THAN HATE: A Benefit For Tree Of Life Synagogue      Cache   Translate Page      

Ilana Levine joins the cast of Stronger Than Hate: A Benefit for Tree of Life Synagogue on Thursday, December 6th at 7 PM, The Green Room 42.

The Jewish community and Broadway friends perform for a night of unification benefitting the Pittsburgh congregation and victims' families of the tragic October shooting. The evening will feature cast members from the National Yiddish Theatre's Fiddler on the Roof, a speaker from the Anti-Defamation League, and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Julie Gold. Proceeds from the benefit will go to Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Ilana Levine, creator of the critically acclaimed podcast Little Known Facts, will host the evening. Cast members donating their talents include: Jodi Bluestein (Disney On Classic), Julie Gold ("From A Distance"), Jillian Gottlieb (The Golden Bride), Nathan Klau (Jersey Boys), Danny Harris Kornfeld (Renascence), Samantha G. Harris (Tree of Life congregant), Rebecca Kuznick (Company), Gary John LaRosa (Fiddler on the Roof), Stephanie Lynne Mason (Fiddler on the Roof), Jesse Manocherian (Marry Harry), Rosie Jo Neddy (Fiddler on the Roof), Bill Nolte (Waitress), Collin O'Connor (A Christmas Carol), Samantha Joy Pearlman (Chasing Rainbows), Scruffy Pearls featuring RJ Gatsby, Renee Hikari, Carly Pearlstein, and Billy Pearson, Hannah Richter (Far From Canterbury), Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld(Pokémon), Gavriel Savit (Amazing Grace), Jason Sirois (Anti-Defamation League), Eileen Tepper (LES MISERABLES), Marc Winski(Grease), and Rachel Zatcoff (The Phantom Of The Opera).

The evening is Directed and Produced by Mara Jill Herman with Music Direction by Danny Lepek.

The Green Room 42 is located at 570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street inside the Yotel on the 4th floor. Tickets range from $20-$150. There is no food and drink minimum. To purchase tickets call 646.449.7792 or click here.

Those who can't make it to the event are invited to contact Mara Jill Herman for donation options: mara@marajillherman.com


          How the Chargers and Steelers match up in Week 13      Cache   Translate Page      

Chargers (8-3) at Pittsburgh (7-3-1)

When Chargers have the ball

Philip Rivers threw 29 passes last week against Arizona and completed 28. Back in September, in a game at Cleveland, Pittsburgh limited Tyrod Taylor to a 15-for-40 performance. Taylor is not Rivers, but the Steelers aren’t the Cardinals,...


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In 2013, the AADL Standards meeting was held at SEI headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. The SEI Podcast Series team was there, and we interviewed several members of the AADL Standards Committee. This podcast is the second in a series based on those interviews. Listen on Apple Podcasts.
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In 2013, the AADL Standards meeting was held at SEI headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa. The SEI Podcast Series team was there, and we interviewed several members of the AADL Standards Committee. This podcast, with Peter Feiler and Etienne Borde of Télécom Paris Tech, is the first in a series based on these interviews. Listen on Apple Podcasts.
          Heinz Field vows to ban fan who choked pregnant Chargers fan      Cache   Translate Page      
The yet-unidentified Steelers fan who put his hand on the throat of a pregnant Chargers fan may have seen his last NFL game in Pittsburgh. “We strive to make events at Heinz Field safe for our guests,” a Heinz Field spokesman said in a statement. “This type of behavior seen in the photo is unacceptable [more]
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  4. Joey Bosa on keys to Chargers' success: We are accountable now, and that's why we are winning  Chargers Wire
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          Brady erreicht Mannings Touchdown-Meilenstein       Cache   Translate Page      

Erst vor einer Woche klaute Tom Brady seinem alten Rivalen Peyton Manning den Rekord für die meisten Pass-Yards, jetzt ist der fünfmalige Super-Bowl-Champion in einer weiteren Kategorie mit Manning gleichgezogen: Gegen die Minnesota Vikings brachte Brady den 579. Touchdown-Pass seiner Karriere an.

Im kommenden Spiel gegen die Miami Dolphins hat der "GOAT" nun die Möglichkeit, sich alleine an die Spitze des Touchdown-Rankings zu setzen.

Dazu durchbrach Brady, der nicht gerade für sein Laufspiel bekannt ist, nach 265 NFL-Spielen in 19 Jahren auch endlich die Marke von 1000 Rushing Yards. Kein anderer NFL-Spieler hat jemals ansatzweise so lange dafür gebraucht.

Der Touchdown-Pass auf Josh Gordon blieb im Spiel gegen Minnesota Bradys einziger. Dank zweier Rushing-Touchdowns von James Develin und einer starken Leistung der Defense, die Minnesotas Receiver-Top-Duo Adam Thielen und Stefon Diggs bei lediglich 77 Yards hielt, gewannen die Patriots dennoch ungefährdet mit 24:10.

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18. Saison mit positiver Bilanz in Folge

Gegen Miami können sich Brady und Co. damit schon zum Division-Sieger der AFC East krönen. Aktuell steht der Super-Bowl-Finalist des Vorjahres bei neun Siegen und drei Niederlagen. Damit werden die Patriots die Saison zum 18. Mal in Folge mit einer positiven Bilanz beenden. Eine längere Erfolgsserie legten in der NFL-Geschichte nur die Dallas Cowboys zwischen 1966 und 1985 hin.

Mit nun fünf Niederlagen müssen die Vikings im Gegensatz dazu um ihre Playoff-Teilnahme bangen. (Zur Tabelle der NFL)

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Im ersten Spiel ohne ihren Superstar Kareem Hunt setzten die Kansas City Chiefs ihre traumhafte Saison fort. Angeführt vom Quarterback-Shootingstar Patrick Mahomes mit vier Touchdown-Pässen rangen die Chiefs im nächsten Highscoring-Game die Oakland Raiders mit 40:33 nieder.

Chiefs gewinnen ohne Hunt

Unter der Woche hatte sich das Überraschungsteam der Saison von Running Back Hunt getrennt, nachdem ein Video aufgetaucht war, das zeigt, wie dieser in einer Hotel-Lobby eine Frau tritt und schlägt.

Überragender Akteur der Chiefs war neben Mahomes Tight End Travis Kelce. Der 29-Jährige fing insgesamt zwölf Pässe seines Quarterbacks für 168 Yards. Zweimal griff er in der Endzone der Raiders zu. Auch Hunt-Ersatz Spencer Ware steuerte einen Touchdown zum zehnten Saisonsieg der Chiefs bei.

In einem verrückten Sunday Night Game setzten sich die Los Angeles Chargers dramatisch gegen die Pittsburgh Steelers durch. Ein Fieldgoal von Michael Badgley, der im Spielverlauf zuvor schon einen Versuch vergeben hatte, sicherte den Chargers in letzter Sekunde den 33:30-Comebacksieg.

Chargers krönen Aufholjagd

Zur Pause hatte das Team von Quarterback-Star Philip Rivers noch mit 7:23 zurück gelegen. Danach ließen die Chargers aber 23 Punkte in Serie folgen, ehe Steelers-Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger mit einem Touchdownpass auf Jaylen Samuels die Partie nochmals ausglich.

Badgleys Fieldgoal mit Ablauf der Uhr aus 29 Yards Entfernung sorgte dann aber für die Entscheidung. Besonders kurios: Der Matchwinner musste dreimal für seinen entscheidenden Schuss antreten. Zunächst setzte der Kicker das Fieldgoal daneben, durfte wegen einer Abseitsstellung der Steelers-Defense aber nochmal antreten.

Danach wurde Badgley geblockt, aber wieder entschieden die Referees auf "Defensive Offside". Im dritten Anlauf behielt der 23-Jährige dann die Nerven und tütete den neunten Saisonsieg der Chargers ein.

Bitter für die Steelers: Shootingstar James Conner musste nach zwei Touchdown-Läufen im vierten Viertel mit einer Bein-Verletzung vom Feld. Conner, der zu Saisonbeginn als Ersatz für den streikenden LeVeon Bell einsprang, spielte bislang eine überragende Saison und entwickelte sich mit inzwischen 13 Touchdowns zur Lebensversicherung der Steelers. Eine Diagnose zu seiner Verletzung gibt es noch nicht.

Während die Chargers fest mit den Playoffs planen und sogar noch den Divison-Sieg in der AFC West einfahren können, wird es für die Steelers nach der zweiten Niederlage in Folge im Playoff-Rennen wieder eng. Der Super-Bowl-Champion von 2008 liegt in der AFC North nur noch hauchdünn vor den Baltimore Ravens.


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          Re: Domestic Spying: Tracking your loved one's cell may give you peace of mind, but what are you giving up in the process?      Cache   Translate Page      
My ex wife and I were together for about 6 years. Before we divorced a few months ago, i started noticing some foul play and i discovered she has been cheating on me with a man at her office and i got to know after reading through her phone,emails and Facebook account.
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          In Which Christie Brinkley Talks Climate Change & National Defense (#CleanTechnica Interview Part 1)      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Burlington solidarity services offers support to Jewish community      Cache   Translate Page      
Last year, Jerry Rabinowicz wrote a letter to Rabbi Susan Abramson of Burlington’s Temple Shalom Emeth. He included a donation for the temple and thanked Abramson for conducting Shabbat services at the senior living community where his mother, Sally, lives.On Oct. 27, Jerry Rabinowicz was one of 11 people killed in the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. On Friday, Nov. 2, the community remembered him.“[Sally] has the special role of being the one to [...]
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels is suddenly the hottest name on the fantasy football waiver wire after head coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday breakout sensation ...
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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that running back James Conner will miss Week 14's matchup against the Oakland Raiders due to an ankle sprain...
          STORExpress - Brinton - Online Auction - Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh PA - Saturday December 8th, 2018 - iBid4Storage      Cache   Translate Page      
Online Auction - Pittsburgh PA - Saturday December 8th, 2018 - iBid4Storage | nbsp nbsp crarr STORExpess BrintonOnline Auction Pittsburgh PA Happening Now Online Storage Auction 17 UnitsOnline Auctions Hosted By iBid4Storage comAuction Ends December 8 2018 at 10 00AM soft close BID HERE NOW These units appear to contain the following bicycles boxes bins mattress furniture and lamps file cabinets and bin boxes bins TV and furniture chairs ceiling fan fridge computer monitor holiday decorations and some furniture rocking chairs box spring furni
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PA-Pittsburgh, A bit about us: Based in Pittsburgh, PA with 4 offices across the midwest and northeast regions; we are leading the way in small molecule and protein research to help our team of scientists develop cures for cancer, diabetes and other infectious diseases. Besides smoking, infectious diseases happen to be the leading cause of cancer, so we are researching small molecules and proteins inside of our
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AIELLO ROBERT J. Age 81, died November 28, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA, after a brief illness. Mr. Aiello was born September 24, 1937 in Sewickley, PA,...
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BURKE JOANNE M. Age 85, of Seven Fields, formerly Joanne M. Wehrle of East Pittsburgh, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Daughter...
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DAVIS EDWARD L. Age 81, of Mt, Oliver, passed away surrounded by his family on November 30, 2018. Born in Pittsburgh on August 2, 1937, beloved son...
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HARNAGY GEORGE R. Of longtime resident of East Pittsburgh, age 101, died on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Pauline...
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As we await Sunday afternoon's "final rankings" and the bowl selections -- I thought I'd share who I will be rooting for today...
  • Alabama vs. Georgia -- I'm hoping they will handle Georgia today, in a big way.
  • Clemson vs. Pittsburgh -- I'll be rooting for a close game.
  • Texas vs. Oklahoma -- I'll be rooting for a close game
  • Northwestern vs. Ohio State -- I'll be rooting for a close game

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          Message from Dean Jones Regarding Synagogue Shooting      Cache   Translate Page      
Sunday, October 28, 2018

The following message from Dean L. Gregory Jones was emailed to Divinity School faculty, staff and students Sunday morning.

Dear Colleagues:

We in the Duke Divinity School community join with our Jewish brothers and sisters in mourning the loss of those murdered in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We are grieved, and we are also outraged by this horrifying act of violence—especially in a place presumed to be both sacred and a place of safety. We also protest the continuing evil of anti-Semitism, and we call on all people to renounce and repent of hatred in any form.

We long for the day when there will be no more violence, no more killing. We pray that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Joseph, the God of Miriam and Deborah, will embrace all those families who lost loved ones in this massacre, and we pray for all those this day who are bewildered by yet one more senseless and pre-meditated act of violence that afflicts our land.

This day, we also pray that God will empower all of us to undertake the work of tikkun olam, “repairers of the world.” May it be so.

Grace and Peace,

Dr. L. Gregory Jones
Dean, Duke Divinity School


          Vikings film review: Missed chances in New England lead to dud from Cousins, WR duo      Cache   Translate Page      
Deep inside Gillette Stadium on Sunday night, Stefon Diggs retreated from the crowd. After declining to be interviewed, with a few choice words, emotions finally simmered below the surface. Diggs sat alone on the floor in the entrance of the visitor’s locker room following the Vikings’ 24-10 loss in New England. It was the empty calm following a low the Vikings hadn’t experienced in 27 games. The Patriots defense had just held Diggs and receiver Adam Thielen to the duo’s worst production (a combined 10 catches for 77 yards and a touchdown) in a losing effort since last year’s Week 2 trip to Pittsburgh, where quarterback Case Keenum made a rusty first start for the Vikings. Tempers flared in every direction: at opposing coaches, players, officials and teammates. Diggs, with a brace on his left knee, was shadowed by Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore nearly everywhere he went. Thielen was doubled on key plays by the McCourty twins. That game plan, combined with creative pre-snap disguises and defensive fronts, helped attack the Vikings’ strength that is one of the NFL’s best receiving duos. Quarterback Kirk Cousins had chances, but either he or the receiver (Thielen had two drops) missed them. The offense was unable to effectively adjust. “They were giving us a lot of really unorthodox looks defensively,” head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday. Let’s take a look at why the Vikings’ heavily-used passing game fell flat in New England. 1. Pressure report: The Patriots’ blitzes were the story of the game out of Boston media. But really, Cousins wasn’t awful against extra rushers. Against 10 blitzes, Cousins completed 6 of 9 passes for 62 yards and four first downs. One incompletion was a Thielen drop. He did take one critical sack on this third-and-5 to open the fourth quarter. But the O-line gave him little time on this play below. The Vikings offensive line’s issues against twists (or ‘stunts’) by opposing defensive fronts has been on display throughout this season. The Patriots undoubtedly saw this and turned it up a notch. This ‘blitz’ by Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower is really just to occupy Vikings left guard Tom Compton, who was again the line’s biggest liability on Sunday alongside center Pat Elflein. It allows Patriots sack leader Trey Flowers (#98) to rush on a wide twist that both guard Mike Remmers and Elflein fail to adjust. The result is a free runner at Cousins, and the sack. https://blog-media.startribune.com/access-vikings/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/04081859/NE4.mp4 The Vikings offensive line protected Cousins better than their season average, but three holding calls (two on Compton, one on left tackle Riley Reiff) put them in situations they could not overcome. 2. Pre-snap disguises. decision making hurt Kirk Cousins, which led to some of the missed opportunities for Thielen and Diggs. Right after the miscommunication with Diggs, when Cousins threw the corner route and Diggs stopped on a curl on 2nd-and-17, the Patriots showed a 2-deep safety look and blitzed on the ensuing 3rd-and-long. Cousins saw an open checkdown to Latavius Murray, but safety Devin McCourty had crept upward and got the easy tackle for a 2-yard gain — leaving Thielen an opening downfield without a deep safety covering him. This also happened on 2nd-and-9 near the red zone, when Cousins took his first sack after nearly four seconds in the pocket. Watch below as the Patriots put both safeties in the box, then drop one deep. Cousins appears to target Aldrick Robinson on the outside go route, but the defense is Cover-3 (deep), not Cover-1 or Cover-0 as it’d appeared before the snap. Diggs is left waving his arms on the out route along the left sideline. https://blog-media.startribune.com/access-vikings/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/04085901/NE6.mp4 In the fourth quarter, Cousins left Thielen and Diggs with openings downfield to take a 4-yard checkdown to Cook. https://blog-media.startribune.com/access-vikings/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/04084133/NE5.mp4 On a first-and-10 in the second half, Cousins had Diggs in a one-on-one matchup open downfield, but he threw toward Robinson on the opposite side of the field. He lamented that decision after the game. “There was one time we took a shot over the free safety’s head, but I didn’t put it on the right side of the field where Diggs was,” Cousins said. 3. Anatomy of a play: How the Patriots targeted center Pat Elflein, whose second NFL season has been a struggle.  He was in the crosshairs of the Patriots’ rush plans on plays like the 3rd-and-6 below. You’ll see the ‘psycho’ alignment the Patriots used in various forms to create confusion and pressure. Seven defenders, including just one down lineman: Flowers (#98) whom you can’t see but is lined up over Elflein, crowd the line of scrimmage. These defenders are clustered and seemingly out of order compared to the strict alignments of the Vikings’ defensive front. Now look at the assignments below. All that Patriots’ window dressing is used to set up a typical 4-man rush. But much like the Vikings’ own double A-gap schemes, it’s dressed up to cause confusion and better matchups for the attacking defenders. A thinking player can be a slow one. This frame below also exemplifies the Patriots’ game plan for Thielen and Diggs. Gilmore (#24) is in aggressive man-to-man coverage on Diggs. The McCourty twins, Devin (#32) and Jason (#30), crowd Thielen like they did much of the game. This time, Jason blitzes from the corner and Devin is man-to-man on Thielen. Linebacker Kyle Van Noy (#53) drops into a zone under Thielen. The pre-snap motion is the really ‘unorthodox’ part of this Patriots approach; eleven seconds of pinball action. “They do a lot of moving around,” running back Dalvin Cook said. “You can’t really get focused in on what they’re doing in moving guys around.” https://blog-media.startribune.com/access-vikings/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/03194259/NE2.mp4 Once they settle, you’ll see Patriots linebackers Hightower (#54) and Simon (#55) attack Vikings guards Compton and Remmers. This widens the interior lane for Flowers (#98) to breeze past Elflein and force immediate pressure on Cousins. https://blog-media.startribune.com/access-vikings/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/03194327/NE3.mp4 4. Tom Brady averaged 2.22 seconds in the pocket, the fastest among any quarterback in Week 13, according to Pro Football Focus. That’s a big reason why the Vikings defense failed to sack the quarterback for the second time in the past five games. Defensive end Danielle Hunter came the closest, and likely saved a deep touchdown pass on the first drive when Brady checked down to Rex Burkhead for a 15-yard completion. Brady had James White open deep on a wheel route against linebacker Anthony Barr. https://blog-media.startribune.com/access-vikings/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/04094750/NE7.mp4 On the next play, receiver Julian Edelman sped past Barr for a 15-yard run on a jet sweep to set up the Patriots’ 1-yard touchdown run. 5. The Vikings’ cornerback injuries were too much to overcome, but safety Anthony Harris appeared to be the culprit on Josh Gordon’s 24-yard touchdown catch to put the score at 17-10 entering the fourth quarter. Brady rattled off four straight completions on the 75-yard scoring drive. It started with cornerback Marcus Sherels’ missed tackle on Gordon during a 24-yard completion. It ended with Harris hesitating in 2-deep coverage between Chris Hogan and Gordon, leaving Gordon open between Harris and safety Harrison Smith for the score.
          Chargers vs. Steelers results: Score, highlights from Sunday night game in Pittsburgh      Cache   Translate Page      

One of Week 13's best games fell on Sunday night as the Chargers edged out the Steelers in a clash of AFC powers. Sporting News provided updates and highlights from the game.


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PA-Pittsburgh, Chief Operating Officer This Pittsburgh-based full-service engineering design, industrial construction, operations and maintenance company is searching for a dynamic Chief Operating Officer capable of growing and diversifying their business. This individual will support the President and his team by providing the leadership, management, energy and vision to ensure the company has proper operationa
          Belle of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky      Cache   Translate Page      

Moored at its wharf on the Ohio River along the Riverfront Park Belvedere in Louisville is a sort of floating time machine. It is the Belle of Louisville, the oldest Mississippi River-style steamboat still in operation.

Patrons who step aboard this relic are transported back in time to the golden age of steam-powered riverboats. Launched in 1914, the Belle of Louisville features the flat-bottom hull, paddlewheel power, and superstructure construction typical of the steamboats that once navigated the rivers of the American West, and it is the last of its kind still sailing.

Originally christened as the Idlewild, the steamboat was launched on October 18, 1914, in Pittsburgh. It originally served as a passenger ferry between Memphis, Tennesee, and West Memphis, Arkansas. The vessel then had various other routes and assignments from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada and Montana to Pennsylvania. Renamed the Avalon in 1948—a request of shipmaster Ben Winters on his deathbed—the steamboat was eventually put up for auction in 1962 in Cincinnati and christened the Belle of Louisville.

The boat was repaired and refurbished over the next year in preparation for the first Great Steamboat Race against Delta Queen on April 30, 1963. The Belle’s legacy was cemented in 1988 as the “nation’s oldest and most authentic river steamboat” during the first celebration of the steamboat era at Tall Stacks in Cincinnati. The Belle of Louisville celebrated 100 years of service in 2014 by welcoming many of her peers on Louisville’s waterfront for a five-day festival.

Today, the steamboat serves as a living memory of America’s history. With a 650-passenger capacity, the Belle of Louisville offers cruises and events up and down the Ohio River. 


          Call For Proposals: 2019 Natural Areas Conference, Oct. 8-10 In Pittsburgh      Cache   Translate Page      
The Natural Areas Association and its partners will host the 2019 Natural Areas Conference-- On The Water's Edge-Managing Our Land and Water In A Changing Landscape-- on October 8-10 in Pittsburgh.
The Conference is one of the nation’s premier gatherings of conservation professionals. It is focused on providing access to cutting-edge information, emerging management techniques, and science-based practices for natural areas practitioners.
The event also serves as an important venue for making connections and sharing knowledge with professionals in conservation-related fields.
Click Here to watch a video invitation to the Conference.
Call For Proposals
Conference organizers are now accepting abstracts for Symposia, Oral Presentations, Posters, Workshops, ID Workshops, and Field Workshops associated with the Conference.
The deadline for proposals is April 15.
Among the topics to be considered are: Best Management Practices on Land for Freshwater Ecosystem Integrity; Mitigating the Impact of Energy Development; Advances in State Forest Management; Identifying Natural Areas for Conservation; Management of Wildlife Habitat; Invasive Species Management and Prevention; Using Data and Technology to advance Conservation; Parcelization of Large Private Land – Opportunities for Conservation; Native Plant Conservation Initiatives; Pollinators in Natural Areas Management; Management Planning to Advance the Conservation of Special Species/Natural Communities; Urban Natural Areas and Green Infrastructure; Wetlands Conservation (for Rare Species); Climate Change – Species and Natural Communities on the Move; and Restoration of Natural Areas Qualities.
Click Here to submit proposals or for more information.
Students, Young Professionals
The Natural Areas Conference offers robust programming and events for students and young professionals.
Students are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations and posters and to compete in the NAA student competition for cash prizes. Student scholarships are available and are awarded on a competitive basis.
Conference Partners
Event Partners: Western Pennsylvania ConservancyPennsylvania Natural Heritage Program and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Event Sponsors: Richard King Mellon Foundation; FirstEnergy Foundation; Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.
For more information, visit the 2019 Natural Areas Conference-- On The Water's Edge-Managing Our Land and Water In A Changing Landscape webpage.
About Natural Areas Assn.
The Natural Areas Association was founded more than 40 years ago, NAA is the only national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the support and advancement of the community of natural areas professionals. We strive to provide them with the best scientific Information to inform their work on the ground.
          Tuesday PA Environmental NewsClips      Cache   Translate Page      
Crable: Farmers, Groups, Turkey Hill To Get $6.5M In Water Quality Funding
Thompson: Project To Limit Harmful Run-Off From Turkey Hill Supplier Farms Gets Boost
DEP Blog: Healthy Waters, Healthy Communities: Lancaster County’s Watershed Planning
Who’s Responsible For Plastic Tree Tubes Along Lancaster County Creek?
Editorial: Vote For Lackawanna River Of The Year For Rebirth
Boil Water Advisory Lifted In Part Of Bucks County
Frazier: U.S. Steel Claims Air Pollution Order Could Cost It $400M In Allegheny County
Hopey: Testimony Begins In U.S. Steel Appeal Of Coal Coking Works Enforcement Order
EQB To Consider Proposed Increases In Air Quality NPDES, Water Quality Permit Fees Dec. 18
U.S. Office Of Lead Hazard Control & Healthy Homes Has Additional Funding Available
Hopey: Paris To Pittsburgh Documentary Puts Pittsburgh In Leading Role In Climate Change Efforts
Cusick: Auditor General To Look At State Response To Climate Change
Auditor General On Climate Change: Future Generations Will Ask Did They Do Something?
Here’s What Made 2018 Wettest Year On Record In State College Area
Delaware County Pipelines Risk Study Finds Risk Less Than Fatal Car Crash, House Fire
Dec. 12 FERC Public Meeting On Transco Pipeline In Clinton County
Westmoreland Transit To Roll Out 2 New Natural Gas-Powered Buses
Lebanon County Gets $700,000 From Mariner East 2 Pipeline Fines To Help With Stormwater Projects
Editorial: Regulations, Ruling On Gas Drilling Are Encouraging Developments
Cold Snap Raises Questions About Columbia Gas Heating Bills In Washington County
UMW To Observe Robena Mine Disaster Of 1962
November State Revenue Collections $95.5 Million Above Estimate; $333.6M Above Estimates Year-To-Date
Call For Proposals: 2019 Natural Areas Conference, Oct. 8-10 In Pittsburgh
Op-Ed: Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund, Greatest Conservation Program No One Ever Heard Of
Schneck: Which PA Counties Grow The Most Christmas Trees?
Deer Processors, Hunters Adjust To Chronic Wasting Disease Rules
Deer Program Helps Feed The Hungry
Schneck: Active, Bright Meteor Shower Will Peak Dec. 13-14
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Delaware Opposes U.S. Effort To Search For Oil Beneath Ocean Surface
U.S. Electric Power Outages In 2017 Doubled In Duration: EIA Faults Large Storms
UN Chief: Climate Change Is Most Important Issue We Face
High Stakes As International Climate Conference Begins
Op-Ed: We Can Breathe Easier-- Literally-- Thanks To President George H.W. Bush
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          10 most embarrassing blunders from NFL Week 13      Cache   Translate Page      
Week 13 of the NFL season was full of upsets and near-upsets. Naturally, a week like that produced its share of glaring blunders. The week started in weird fashion on Thursday when one of the league’s best players had one of the worst games of his career. The weirdness carried right on through to the weekend. A former MVP seemed to forget what team he was playing on. The New York Jets and Cleveland Browns continued to baffle us with how frustrating they can be. Meanwhile, officials around the league need to take a serious look in the mirror. These were the most glaring blunders from Week 13 of the NFL season. Bad look for the referees The Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers each lost on Sunday. For reasons we’ll get in to, they can each blame themselves. But they both have solid complaints about the officiating, as well. With the Colts driving for a potential winning score, Erik Swoope caught a pass and appeared to go out of bounds. Only, his forward progress was controversially ruled to have been sto
          NFL Week 13 superlatives      Cache   Translate Page      
Where we look at the best (and worst) of NFL Week 13, all in one place. Best Game - Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers  After the first half, the Steelers appeared ready to run away with this one. Pittsburgh scored 23 first-half points and held Los Angeles to two rushing yards. But a botched false start penalty led to a Chargers touchdown and a missed Steelers extra point only had Pittsburgh ahead by two scores at halftime. Los Angeles pulled within eight with a touchdown and two-point conversion at the end of the third quarter and then returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown. Another two-pointer, and the game was tied. Philip Rivers was magnificent, throwing for 299 yards and two touchdowns. He really should be in the MVP conversation. Justin Jackson gave the Chargers a running game in the second half, rushing for 63 yards and a score. Kicker Mike Badgley hit the game-winning field as time expired. That didn’t come without drama, though, as he actually missed his first game-winning attempt, but t
          McCarthy gets the pipe      Cache   Translate Page      
No one paying attention is particularly surprised Mike McCarthy got fired yesterday. The timing was certainly surprising, though.

The Packers have been on a slide ever since they left the field in Seattle in the 2014 playoffs. They had some good moments and even made a run to the NFC Championship game in 2016, but this hasn't been a particularly good team for a while now. Some of it you can put on McCarthy, of course -- he seemed to lose the team this year. Some of the blame goes to Aaron Rodgers, an amazing talent but a diva of the first rank. A lot of the blame goes to former GM Ted Thompson, whose magic touch ran out years ago.

The NFL is designed to punish the best teams and elevate the worst teams. It's the way to keep interest in the league going. Some teams have good fortune and can avoid the canyons; the Patriots are a great example of that, but the greatest example would be the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have been contenders consistently for nearly 50 years. The Steelers started climbing the mountain way back in 1972. I remember 1972 well, as it was the only post-Lombardi year that the Packers would win their division until Brett Favre arrived. 1972, as it happened, was a false hope for the Packers, and as someone who lived with false hope for the better part of 25 years, it's easy to recognize.

Aaron Rodgers is the same age now that Bart Starr was in 1968. Nothing is guaranteed going forward and the Packers and their fans should not assume the good times are returning just because Mike McCarthy is leaving. There are some good players in Green Bay, but not enough of them. If I could trade rosters with the Chicago Bears, I would. If I could trade the immediate future of the Packers for the Bears, I would do that, too. I expect it will all turn to ashes in Chicago soon enough, because it usually does, but perhaps it won't this time. If you are a Packers fan, you have to assume your rivals are intelligent and competent. In many cases over the last 25 years, that has not been the case. But those days are gone. The Packers need to take the time to get this right, because it's just as easy to hire another Dan Devine as it is to hire a Mike Holmgren.
          Closed Latrobe synagogue featured in documentary airing on WQED      Cache   Translate Page      
371 Productions<br/>Members of the Balk family of Pittsburgh (from left), Ellie, Dalya and father Brian, appear in a scene from the documentary
The Beth Israel synagogue on Latrobe's Weldon Street closed in 2015. But area television audiences can relive the congregation's final chapter at 8 p.m Tuesday, ...

          SpaceX launches 64 satellites in a record-breaking mission - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. SpaceX launches 64 satellites in a record-breaking mission  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  2. Singed and sooty, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket still looked brilliant Monday  Ars Technica
  3. SpaceX Broke Four Records During Today's Falcon 9 Rocket Launch  Gizmodo
  4. SpaceX Just Misses Catching Rocket Nose Cone — But Still Plans to Reuse It  Space.com
  5. SpaceX’s latest Falcon 9 rocket launch set multiple records  Digital Trends
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          Dan + Shay Pittsburgh benefit raised $60K for synagogue      Cache   Translate Page      
Dan + Shay's headlining benefit concert in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon raised more than $60,000 for the Tree of Life Synagogue. Dan+ Shay played the show to support the synagogue devastated by the murder of 11 members during Sabbath morning services on Oct. 27. The gunman, Robert Bowers, survived the shooting and has been charged with murder....
          Document Automation Specialist - Reed Smith LLP - Pittsburgh, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial. Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone,...
From Reed Smith LLP - Thu, 30 Aug 2018 22:23:45 GMT - View all Pittsburgh, PA jobs
          Chargers' offense rallied to beat the Steelers, but it was the defense that put a stop to Pittsburgh's dominance      Cache   Translate Page      

Philip Rivers described the mood in the locker room at halftime of Sunday night’s game at Pittsburgh as “antsy.” The Chargers trailed by 16 points in one of the NFL’s most inhospitable stadiums for visitors, and the Steelers were set to receive the second-half kickoff.

“I don’t think we were down,”...


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          Mylan Expands Gastroenterology Portfolio with Launch of Generic for Prevacid(R) SoluTab Delayed-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets      Cache   Translate Page      
Mylan's Lansoprazole Delayed-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets are approved to treat certain types of gastrointestinal ulcers HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Dec. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Global pharmaceutical com... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Product Launch Mylan, Takeda, Lansoprazole, SoluTab, Prevacid (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
          Student Research Assistant - The University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
Campus Pittsburgh Primary Work Location Iroquois Building, Suite 400A Posting Number S-07936-P. The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a student research... $15 an hour
From The University of Pittsburgh - Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:43:21 GMT - View all Pittsburgh, PA jobs
          NHL Rumors: Pittsburgh Penguins – Murray Trade Speculation And …      Cache   Translate Page      
Trade speculation in net for the Penguins and the need for a puck-moving defenseman Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t been happy with their goaltending. They had been linked to Detroit Red Wings Jimmy Howard, but decided …
          (USA-PA-Pittsburgh) Security Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
**303680BR** **Auto req ID:** 303680BR **HR Job Code:** 102167 Security Associate **Job Profile:** + Participates in activities, processes, and utilizes tools needed to improve overall security posture of the organization. + Applies security concepts, reviews information, executes defined tasks, analyzes requirements, reviews logs, and creates documentation. Performs investigation and data loss prevention, data manipulation, and coordination of activities. Performs actions to address or mitigate risks and vulnerabilities. Reviews and defines controls. + Advises on less complex security procedures and products for clients, security administrators and network operations. Participates in enforcement of control security risks and threats. + Conducts security assessments and other information security routines consistently, with supervision. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Security Associate **Line of Business:** Technology **Building Location:** PA374 - Two PNC Plaza **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **Scheduled Days/Hours:** 8-5 / M-F on call as needed **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** OH - Cleveland, OH - Columbus, PA - Pittsburgh **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Analytical Thinking - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business. **Effective Communications - Basic Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Information Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to protect information and information systems while ensuring their confidentiality, integrity and availability. **Information Security Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the processes, tools and techniques of information security management, ability to deploy and monitor information security systems, as well as detect, resolve and prevent violations of IT security, to protect organizational data. **Information Security Technologies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of technologies and technology-based solutions dealing with information security issues; ability to apply these in protecting information security across the organization. **IT Environment - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of an organization's IT purposes and activities; ability to create an effective IT environment for business operations. **IT Standards, Procedures & Policies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of administrative skill sets and technical knowledge to manage organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures. **Problem Solving - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **IT Systems Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of technical tools to guarantee service availability and ensure IT system performance. **Software Security Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to detect and prevent data security vulnerabilities of coding throughout the software development life cycle within software development organizations. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Basic Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a **Security Associate** (DataPower Administrator) in our **Identity and Access Management (IAM)** team within PNC’s **Cyber Security Operations** organization, you will be based in either **Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH.** You will have the opportunity to work closely with various Information Technology organizations, Cyber Security organizations and PNC’s lines of business providing consulting services for data protection and identity and access management. Responsibilities The DataPower Administrator is expected to: + Promote changes created by DataPower Developer through the environments and into production + Responsible for writing deployment scripts using DataPower CLI (Command Line Interface) + Responsible for top level object configuration like Web Service Proxy (WSP), Multi-Protocol Gateway (MPGW), xml firewall and low-level services such as DNS & NTP configuration + Perform administrative tasks on DataPower appliances using the command-line interface (CLI), Web GUI, and XML Management Interface + Maintain system availability and troubleshoot problems, troubleshoot network related issues-not solve them, just narrow down the problem + Own connectivity configuration such MQ Queue Manager objects, WSRR Server objects etc. + Create and manage user accounts and domains + Configure TLS1.2 to and from DataPower + Perform administrative tasks on DataPower appliances using the command-line interface (CLI), Web GUI, and XML Management Interface + Monitor the performance of DataPower appliance + Responsible for the initial bootstrap setup on a new appliance and firmware upgrades + Must have strong skills around REST, Gateway Script (DataPower development language), WSDL, Schemas and XML. Other skills that would be nice are Websphere MQ (Other messaging platforms like Solace or OpenMQ are acceptable), Java and CA DevTest (ITKO). + Daily duties will include DataPower configuration, Creating deployment plans to promote code, + Testing using CA DevTest and if extended beyond the initial project timeline of 9 months, troubleshooting non production and production issues /on-call approximately every 7 weeks. + Must have strong troubleshooting skills and work well within a team. Must have excellent communication skills. + Perform after hour support when necessary. + Manage all assets and passwords using asset tracking and monitoring software. + Keep detailed logs of user support issues and time. + Keep up-to-date with the latest technology and security issues and required course attendance a few times a year. + Other tasks as assigned by the IT Support Supervisor. Desired Qualifications, Education & Experience + DataPower, DataPower CLI, DataPower Web GUI, DataPower XML Management Console, Networking protocols, SNMP, Security, XML, SOAP, Unix Commands, Shell Scripts
          (USA-DC-Washington DC) Quantitative Analytics & Model Development Analyst Sr      Cache   Translate Page      
**302091BR** **Auto req ID:** 302091BR **HR Job Code:** 100163 Quant Anl/Md Analyst Sr **Job Profile:** + Independently performs advanced quantitative analyses and model development to drive decision-making by running quantitative strategies. Makes recommendations based on analyses. + Analyzes and develops new model frameworks by supporting the line of business. Refines, monitors, and reviews existing models. Conducts on-going communication with model owners and model developers during the course of the review. Works with larger, more complex datasets to create models. + Performs quantitative analysis and develops complex reports. Performs qualitative and quantitative assessments of all aspects of models including theoretical aspects, model design and implementation as well as data quality and integrity. Analyzes complex data and associated quantitative analysis. Makes recommendations based on findings from data analytics. + Uses quantitative tools and techniques to measure and analyze model risks and reaches conclusions on strengths and limitations of the model. + Prepares and analyzes detailed documents for validation and regulatory compliance, using applicable templates. **Position City:** OH - Highland Hills **Position Title:** Quantitative Analytics & Model Development Analyst Sr **Line of Business:** A&L Management **Building Location:** OH001 - PNC Center - Cleveland **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** DC - Washington DC, OH - Highland Hills, PA - Pittsburgh **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Predictive Analytics - Working Experience** + Knowledge of tools, methods and processes used to make business predictions; ability to use the tools, processes and practices for predicting business trends and providing forecasts that drive business decisions and business planning. **Consulting - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques, roles, and responsibilities in providing technical or business guidance to clients, both internal and external; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **Effective Communications - Working Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **TESTING - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to plan, implement and manage testing strategies, policies and practices that assure the delivery of high quality applications. **Data Gathering and Reporting - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a particular department or division of a company. **Regulatory Environment - Financial Services - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to help an organization adapt to applicable federal, state, local, and company-specific regulations, policies, and guidelines affecting business practices. **Quantitative Techniques - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to use quantitative tools and techniques to measure and analyze risks. **Bank Quantitative Analysis - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to use numerical methods to develop statistical models for devising trading strategies. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Working Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a **Senior Portfolio & Strategy Analyst** you will be joining the **Loan Pricing Management team** supporting the **Home Equity Loan products** . Our team owns the development and execution of pricing strategy to maximize the profitability of PNCs Home Equity lending portfolio. This role will be instrumental in developing and drawing insights from cutting edge measurement and reporting dashboards. We monitor PNC’s relative position to market rates and measure profitability for thousands of price points over time. Join our team of problem solvers in uncovering trends and opportunities to grow Net Interest Income (NII) in a rising rate environment. **Preferences/Skills:** Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative field • 3+ years of related work experience required; Banking or Financial Services a plus. • Work experience with Exploratory Data Analysis on a Big Data Platform such as Hadoop • Proficient with computer programming languages including SAS, SQL, and/or Python • Report automation using macros and scheduled jobs • Data visualization in Tableau and Excel • Measure the impact of an event, such as a rate change, on business financial metrics • Apply basic statistics and regression to business problems • Knowledge of elasticity curves, cluster analysis and modeling • Knowledge of optimization algorithms Certifications/Licenses
          (USA-OH-Highland Hills) Quantitative Analytics & Model Development Analyst Sr      Cache   Translate Page      
**302091BR** **Auto req ID:** 302091BR **HR Job Code:** 100163 Quant Anl/Md Analyst Sr **Job Profile:** + Independently performs advanced quantitative analyses and model development to drive decision-making by running quantitative strategies. Makes recommendations based on analyses. + Analyzes and develops new model frameworks by supporting the line of business. Refines, monitors, and reviews existing models. Conducts on-going communication with model owners and model developers during the course of the review. Works with larger, more complex datasets to create models. + Performs quantitative analysis and develops complex reports. Performs qualitative and quantitative assessments of all aspects of models including theoretical aspects, model design and implementation as well as data quality and integrity. Analyzes complex data and associated quantitative analysis. Makes recommendations based on findings from data analytics. + Uses quantitative tools and techniques to measure and analyze model risks and reaches conclusions on strengths and limitations of the model. + Prepares and analyzes detailed documents for validation and regulatory compliance, using applicable templates. **Position City:** OH - Highland Hills **Position Title:** Quantitative Analytics & Model Development Analyst Sr **Line of Business:** A&L Management **Building Location:** OH001 - PNC Center - Cleveland **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** DC - Washington DC, OH - Highland Hills, PA - Pittsburgh **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Predictive Analytics - Working Experience** + Knowledge of tools, methods and processes used to make business predictions; ability to use the tools, processes and practices for predicting business trends and providing forecasts that drive business decisions and business planning. **Consulting - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques, roles, and responsibilities in providing technical or business guidance to clients, both internal and external; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **Effective Communications - Working Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **TESTING - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to plan, implement and manage testing strategies, policies and practices that assure the delivery of high quality applications. **Data Gathering and Reporting - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a particular department or division of a company. **Regulatory Environment - Financial Services - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to help an organization adapt to applicable federal, state, local, and company-specific regulations, policies, and guidelines affecting business practices. **Quantitative Techniques - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to use quantitative tools and techniques to measure and analyze risks. **Bank Quantitative Analysis - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to use numerical methods to develop statistical models for devising trading strategies. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Working Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a **Senior Portfolio & Strategy Analyst** you will be joining the **Loan Pricing Management team** supporting the **Home Equity Loan products** . Our team owns the development and execution of pricing strategy to maximize the profitability of PNCs Home Equity lending portfolio. This role will be instrumental in developing and drawing insights from cutting edge measurement and reporting dashboards. We monitor PNC’s relative position to market rates and measure profitability for thousands of price points over time. Join our team of problem solvers in uncovering trends and opportunities to grow Net Interest Income (NII) in a rising rate environment. **Preferences/Skills:** Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative field • 3+ years of related work experience required; Banking or Financial Services a plus. • Work experience with Exploratory Data Analysis on a Big Data Platform such as Hadoop • Proficient with computer programming languages including SAS, SQL, and/or Python • Report automation using macros and scheduled jobs • Data visualization in Tableau and Excel • Measure the impact of an event, such as a rate change, on business financial metrics • Apply basic statistics and regression to business problems • Knowledge of elasticity curves, cluster analysis and modeling • Knowledge of optimization algorithms Certifications/Licenses
          (USA-OH-Columbus) Security Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
**303680BR** **Auto req ID:** 303680BR **HR Job Code:** 102167 Security Associate **Job Profile:** + Participates in activities, processes, and utilizes tools needed to improve overall security posture of the organization. + Applies security concepts, reviews information, executes defined tasks, analyzes requirements, reviews logs, and creates documentation. Performs investigation and data loss prevention, data manipulation, and coordination of activities. Performs actions to address or mitigate risks and vulnerabilities. Reviews and defines controls. + Advises on less complex security procedures and products for clients, security administrators and network operations. Participates in enforcement of control security risks and threats. + Conducts security assessments and other information security routines consistently, with supervision. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Security Associate **Line of Business:** Technology **Building Location:** PA374 - Two PNC Plaza **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **Scheduled Days/Hours:** 8-5 / M-F on call as needed **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** OH - Cleveland, OH - Columbus, PA - Pittsburgh **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Analytical Thinking - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business. **Effective Communications - Basic Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Information Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to protect information and information systems while ensuring their confidentiality, integrity and availability. **Information Security Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the processes, tools and techniques of information security management, ability to deploy and monitor information security systems, as well as detect, resolve and prevent violations of IT security, to protect organizational data. **Information Security Technologies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of technologies and technology-based solutions dealing with information security issues; ability to apply these in protecting information security across the organization. **IT Environment - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of an organization's IT purposes and activities; ability to create an effective IT environment for business operations. **IT Standards, Procedures & Policies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of administrative skill sets and technical knowledge to manage organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures. **Problem Solving - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **IT Systems Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of technical tools to guarantee service availability and ensure IT system performance. **Software Security Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to detect and prevent data security vulnerabilities of coding throughout the software development life cycle within software development organizations. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Basic Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a **Security Associate** (DataPower Administrator) in our **Identity and Access Management (IAM)** team within PNC’s **Cyber Security Operations** organization, you will be based in either **Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH.** You will have the opportunity to work closely with various Information Technology organizations, Cyber Security organizations and PNC’s lines of business providing consulting services for data protection and identity and access management. Responsibilities The DataPower Administrator is expected to: + Promote changes created by DataPower Developer through the environments and into production + Responsible for writing deployment scripts using DataPower CLI (Command Line Interface) + Responsible for top level object configuration like Web Service Proxy (WSP), Multi-Protocol Gateway (MPGW), xml firewall and low-level services such as DNS & NTP configuration + Perform administrative tasks on DataPower appliances using the command-line interface (CLI), Web GUI, and XML Management Interface + Maintain system availability and troubleshoot problems, troubleshoot network related issues-not solve them, just narrow down the problem + Own connectivity configuration such MQ Queue Manager objects, WSRR Server objects etc. + Create and manage user accounts and domains + Configure TLS1.2 to and from DataPower + Perform administrative tasks on DataPower appliances using the command-line interface (CLI), Web GUI, and XML Management Interface + Monitor the performance of DataPower appliance + Responsible for the initial bootstrap setup on a new appliance and firmware upgrades + Must have strong skills around REST, Gateway Script (DataPower development language), WSDL, Schemas and XML. Other skills that would be nice are Websphere MQ (Other messaging platforms like Solace or OpenMQ are acceptable), Java and CA DevTest (ITKO). + Daily duties will include DataPower configuration, Creating deployment plans to promote code, + Testing using CA DevTest and if extended beyond the initial project timeline of 9 months, troubleshooting non production and production issues /on-call approximately every 7 weeks. + Must have strong troubleshooting skills and work well within a team. Must have excellent communication skills. + Perform after hour support when necessary. + Manage all assets and passwords using asset tracking and monitoring software. + Keep detailed logs of user support issues and time. + Keep up-to-date with the latest technology and security issues and required course attendance a few times a year. + Other tasks as assigned by the IT Support Supervisor. Desired Qualifications, Education & Experience + DataPower, DataPower CLI, DataPower Web GUI, DataPower XML Management Console, Networking protocols, SNMP, Security, XML, SOAP, Unix Commands, Shell Scripts
          (USA-PA-Pittsburgh) Quantitative Analytics & Model Development Analyst Sr      Cache   Translate Page      
**302091BR** **Auto req ID:** 302091BR **HR Job Code:** 100163 Quant Anl/Md Analyst Sr **Job Profile:** + Independently performs advanced quantitative analyses and model development to drive decision-making by running quantitative strategies. Makes recommendations based on analyses. + Analyzes and develops new model frameworks by supporting the line of business. Refines, monitors, and reviews existing models. Conducts on-going communication with model owners and model developers during the course of the review. Works with larger, more complex datasets to create models. + Performs quantitative analysis and develops complex reports. Performs qualitative and quantitative assessments of all aspects of models including theoretical aspects, model design and implementation as well as data quality and integrity. Analyzes complex data and associated quantitative analysis. Makes recommendations based on findings from data analytics. + Uses quantitative tools and techniques to measure and analyze model risks and reaches conclusions on strengths and limitations of the model. + Prepares and analyzes detailed documents for validation and regulatory compliance, using applicable templates. **Position City:** OH - Highland Hills **Position Title:** Quantitative Analytics & Model Development Analyst Sr **Line of Business:** A&L Management **Building Location:** OH001 - PNC Center - Cleveland **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** DC - Washington DC, OH - Highland Hills, PA - Pittsburgh **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Predictive Analytics - Working Experience** + Knowledge of tools, methods and processes used to make business predictions; ability to use the tools, processes and practices for predicting business trends and providing forecasts that drive business decisions and business planning. **Consulting - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques, roles, and responsibilities in providing technical or business guidance to clients, both internal and external; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **Effective Communications - Working Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **TESTING - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to plan, implement and manage testing strategies, policies and practices that assure the delivery of high quality applications. **Data Gathering and Reporting - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a particular department or division of a company. **Regulatory Environment - Financial Services - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to help an organization adapt to applicable federal, state, local, and company-specific regulations, policies, and guidelines affecting business practices. **Quantitative Techniques - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to use quantitative tools and techniques to measure and analyze risks. **Bank Quantitative Analysis - Working Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to use numerical methods to develop statistical models for devising trading strategies. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Working Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a **Senior Portfolio & Strategy Analyst** you will be joining the **Loan Pricing Management team** supporting the **Home Equity Loan products** . Our team owns the development and execution of pricing strategy to maximize the profitability of PNCs Home Equity lending portfolio. This role will be instrumental in developing and drawing insights from cutting edge measurement and reporting dashboards. We monitor PNC’s relative position to market rates and measure profitability for thousands of price points over time. Join our team of problem solvers in uncovering trends and opportunities to grow Net Interest Income (NII) in a rising rate environment. **Preferences/Skills:** Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative field • 3+ years of related work experience required; Banking or Financial Services a plus. • Work experience with Exploratory Data Analysis on a Big Data Platform such as Hadoop • Proficient with computer programming languages including SAS, SQL, and/or Python • Report automation using macros and scheduled jobs • Data visualization in Tableau and Excel • Measure the impact of an event, such as a rate change, on business financial metrics • Apply basic statistics and regression to business problems • Knowledge of elasticity curves, cluster analysis and modeling • Knowledge of optimization algorithms Certifications/Licenses
          (USA-OH-Cleveland) Security Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
**303680BR** **Auto req ID:** 303680BR **HR Job Code:** 102167 Security Associate **Job Profile:** + Participates in activities, processes, and utilizes tools needed to improve overall security posture of the organization. + Applies security concepts, reviews information, executes defined tasks, analyzes requirements, reviews logs, and creates documentation. Performs investigation and data loss prevention, data manipulation, and coordination of activities. Performs actions to address or mitigate risks and vulnerabilities. Reviews and defines controls. + Advises on less complex security procedures and products for clients, security administrators and network operations. Participates in enforcement of control security risks and threats. + Conducts security assessments and other information security routines consistently, with supervision. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Security Associate **Line of Business:** Technology **Building Location:** PA374 - Two PNC Plaza **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **Scheduled Days/Hours:** 8-5 / M-F on call as needed **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** OH - Cleveland, OH - Columbus, PA - Pittsburgh **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Analytical Thinking - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business. **Effective Communications - Basic Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Information Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to protect information and information systems while ensuring their confidentiality, integrity and availability. **Information Security Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the processes, tools and techniques of information security management, ability to deploy and monitor information security systems, as well as detect, resolve and prevent violations of IT security, to protect organizational data. **Information Security Technologies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of technologies and technology-based solutions dealing with information security issues; ability to apply these in protecting information security across the organization. **IT Environment - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of an organization's IT purposes and activities; ability to create an effective IT environment for business operations. **IT Standards, Procedures & Policies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of administrative skill sets and technical knowledge to manage organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures. **Problem Solving - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **IT Systems Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of technical tools to guarantee service availability and ensure IT system performance. **Software Security Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to detect and prevent data security vulnerabilities of coding throughout the software development life cycle within software development organizations. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Basic Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a **Security Associate** (DataPower Administrator) in our **Identity and Access Management (IAM)** team within PNC’s **Cyber Security Operations** organization, you will be based in either **Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH.** You will have the opportunity to work closely with various Information Technology organizations, Cyber Security organizations and PNC’s lines of business providing consulting services for data protection and identity and access management. Responsibilities The DataPower Administrator is expected to: + Promote changes created by DataPower Developer through the environments and into production + Responsible for writing deployment scripts using DataPower CLI (Command Line Interface) + Responsible for top level object configuration like Web Service Proxy (WSP), Multi-Protocol Gateway (MPGW), xml firewall and low-level services such as DNS & NTP configuration + Perform administrative tasks on DataPower appliances using the command-line interface (CLI), Web GUI, and XML Management Interface + Maintain system availability and troubleshoot problems, troubleshoot network related issues-not solve them, just narrow down the problem + Own connectivity configuration such MQ Queue Manager objects, WSRR Server objects etc. + Create and manage user accounts and domains + Configure TLS1.2 to and from DataPower + Perform administrative tasks on DataPower appliances using the command-line interface (CLI), Web GUI, and XML Management Interface + Monitor the performance of DataPower appliance + Responsible for the initial bootstrap setup on a new appliance and firmware upgrades + Must have strong skills around REST, Gateway Script (DataPower development language), WSDL, Schemas and XML. Other skills that would be nice are Websphere MQ (Other messaging platforms like Solace or OpenMQ are acceptable), Java and CA DevTest (ITKO). + Daily duties will include DataPower configuration, Creating deployment plans to promote code, + Testing using CA DevTest and if extended beyond the initial project timeline of 9 months, troubleshooting non production and production issues /on-call approximately every 7 weeks. + Must have strong troubleshooting skills and work well within a team. Must have excellent communication skills. + Perform after hour support when necessary. + Manage all assets and passwords using asset tracking and monitoring software. + Keep detailed logs of user support issues and time. + Keep up-to-date with the latest technology and security issues and required course attendance a few times a year. + Other tasks as assigned by the IT Support Supervisor. Desired Qualifications, Education & Experience + DataPower, DataPower CLI, DataPower Web GUI, DataPower XML Management Console, Networking protocols, SNMP, Security, XML, SOAP, Unix Commands, Shell Scripts
          (USA-OH-Columbus) Security Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
**306446BR** **Auto req ID:** 306446BR **HR Job Code:** 102167 Security Associate **Job Profile:** + Participates in activities, processes, and utilizes tools needed to improve overall security posture of the organization. + Applies security concepts, reviews information, executes defined tasks, analyzes requirements, reviews logs, and creates documentation. Performs investigation and data loss prevention, data manipulation, and coordination of activities. Performs actions to address or mitigate risks and vulnerabilities. Reviews and defines controls. + Advises on less complex security procedures and products for clients, security administrators and network operations. Participates in enforcement of control security risks and threats. + Conducts security assessments and other information security routines consistently, with supervision. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Security Associate **Line of Business:** Technology **Building Location:** PA374 - Two PNC Plaza **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **Scheduled Days/Hours:** Mon - Fri 8-5 EST On Call Rotation **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** OH - Cleveland, OH - Columbus, PA - Pittsburgh, ZZ - Remote Location **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Analytical Thinking - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business. **Effective Communications - Basic Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Information Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to protect information and information systems while ensuring their confidentiality, integrity and availability. **Information Security Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the processes, tools and techniques of information security management, ability to deploy and monitor information security systems, as well as detect, resolve and prevent violations of IT security, to protect organizational data. **Information Security Technologies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of technologies and technology-based solutions dealing with information security issues; ability to apply these in protecting information security across the organization. **IT Environment - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of an organization's IT purposes and activities; ability to create an effective IT environment for business operations. **IT Standards, Procedures & Policies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of administrative skill sets and technical knowledge to manage organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures. **Problem Solving - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **IT Systems Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of technical tools to guarantee service availability and ensure IT system performance. **Software Security Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to detect and prevent data security vulnerabilities of coding throughout the software development life cycle within software development organizations. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Basic Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Security Associate within PNC's Network Security organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH. Remote eligibility for this position will be considered outside of the locations defined. The open position on the Network Security Operations team requires an individual with a strong understanding of network security, operational troubleshooting and self-motivation. Incumbents are responsible for managing network firewalls, Web proxy/gateway security platforms, and in-depth troubleshooting. (Platforms include Fortigate firewalls, VMware NSX distributed firewall, and Cisco ASA's,) . Experience with the security component of products such as F5 and ZScaler is a plus. The position requires an individual capable of operating in a highly visible role in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. A qualified candidate should have a strong protocol-level understanding of computer networking, a general knowledge of the networking functions of enterprise computer applications, be passionate about all aspects of information security, proactive in researching and following security trends and best practices, and capable of self-learning new technologies with minimal assistance. Extensive expertise and work as a network security administrator in some or all of the following categories is preferred: + Administration and troubleshooting of firewalls, load balancers, routing and switching. + Intrusion detection systems (IDS/IPS), network forensics, network behavioral analysis + VPN and encryption technologies (IPSec, SSL/TLS, GRE, etc) + Understanding of TCP/IP and common protocols + Virtualization, micro segmentation, and software defined network security (NSX, VMWare, converged infrastructure) + Logging, monitoring, health and fault management automation Current certifications from Fortinet, Cisco, or others is highly preferred. This position will be staffed during normal business hours, but does require rotating on-call coverage, and some work will be performed during after-hours maintenance windows.
          (USA-OH-Cleveland) Security Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
**306446BR** **Auto req ID:** 306446BR **HR Job Code:** 102167 Security Associate **Job Profile:** + Participates in activities, processes, and utilizes tools needed to improve overall security posture of the organization. + Applies security concepts, reviews information, executes defined tasks, analyzes requirements, reviews logs, and creates documentation. Performs investigation and data loss prevention, data manipulation, and coordination of activities. Performs actions to address or mitigate risks and vulnerabilities. Reviews and defines controls. + Advises on less complex security procedures and products for clients, security administrators and network operations. Participates in enforcement of control security risks and threats. + Conducts security assessments and other information security routines consistently, with supervision. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Security Associate **Line of Business:** Technology **Building Location:** PA374 - Two PNC Plaza **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **Scheduled Days/Hours:** Mon - Fri 8-5 EST On Call Rotation **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** OH - Cleveland, OH - Columbus, PA - Pittsburgh, ZZ - Remote Location **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Analytical Thinking - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business. **Effective Communications - Basic Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Information Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to protect information and information systems while ensuring their confidentiality, integrity and availability. **Information Security Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the processes, tools and techniques of information security management, ability to deploy and monitor information security systems, as well as detect, resolve and prevent violations of IT security, to protect organizational data. **Information Security Technologies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of technologies and technology-based solutions dealing with information security issues; ability to apply these in protecting information security across the organization. **IT Environment - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of an organization's IT purposes and activities; ability to create an effective IT environment for business operations. **IT Standards, Procedures & Policies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of administrative skill sets and technical knowledge to manage organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures. **Problem Solving - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **IT Systems Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of technical tools to guarantee service availability and ensure IT system performance. **Software Security Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to detect and prevent data security vulnerabilities of coding throughout the software development life cycle within software development organizations. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Basic Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Security Associate within PNC's Network Security organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH. Remote eligibility for this position will be considered outside of the locations defined. The open position on the Network Security Operations team requires an individual with a strong understanding of network security, operational troubleshooting and self-motivation. Incumbents are responsible for managing network firewalls, Web proxy/gateway security platforms, and in-depth troubleshooting. (Platforms include Fortigate firewalls, VMware NSX distributed firewall, and Cisco ASA's,) . Experience with the security component of products such as F5 and ZScaler is a plus. The position requires an individual capable of operating in a highly visible role in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. A qualified candidate should have a strong protocol-level understanding of computer networking, a general knowledge of the networking functions of enterprise computer applications, be passionate about all aspects of information security, proactive in researching and following security trends and best practices, and capable of self-learning new technologies with minimal assistance. Extensive expertise and work as a network security administrator in some or all of the following categories is preferred: + Administration and troubleshooting of firewalls, load balancers, routing and switching. + Intrusion detection systems (IDS/IPS), network forensics, network behavioral analysis + VPN and encryption technologies (IPSec, SSL/TLS, GRE, etc) + Understanding of TCP/IP and common protocols + Virtualization, micro segmentation, and software defined network security (NSX, VMWare, converged infrastructure) + Logging, monitoring, health and fault management automation Current certifications from Fortinet, Cisco, or others is highly preferred. This position will be staffed during normal business hours, but does require rotating on-call coverage, and some work will be performed during after-hours maintenance windows.
          NFL round-up: Chargers spring historic second-half comeback to shock Steelers      Cache   Translate Page      
  • Philip Rivers rallies Chargers past Pittsburgh in 33-30 thriller
  • Sherman’s return to Seattle mostly uneventful in 49ers loss
  • Mahomes throws four TDs to lead Chiefs past Raiders 40-33

Philip Rivers watched Ben Roethlisberger do what the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback so often does – lead a game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter – and decided it was time for the Los Angeles Chargers to do something they so rarely do: win a big one on the road against a team with Super Bowl aspirations of its own.

So the longtime Los Angeles quarterback gathered his teammates around him and delivered a very blunt message.

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          (USA-PA-Pittsburgh) Security Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
**306446BR** **Auto req ID:** 306446BR **HR Job Code:** 102167 Security Associate **Job Profile:** + Participates in activities, processes, and utilizes tools needed to improve overall security posture of the organization. + Applies security concepts, reviews information, executes defined tasks, analyzes requirements, reviews logs, and creates documentation. Performs investigation and data loss prevention, data manipulation, and coordination of activities. Performs actions to address or mitigate risks and vulnerabilities. Reviews and defines controls. + Advises on less complex security procedures and products for clients, security administrators and network operations. Participates in enforcement of control security risks and threats. + Conducts security assessments and other information security routines consistently, with supervision. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Security Associate **Line of Business:** Technology **Building Location:** PA374 - Two PNC Plaza **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **Scheduled Days/Hours:** Mon - Fri 8-5 EST On Call Rotation **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** OH - Cleveland, OH - Columbus, PA - Pittsburgh, ZZ - Remote Location **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Analytical Thinking - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business. **Effective Communications - Basic Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Information Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to protect information and information systems while ensuring their confidentiality, integrity and availability. **Information Security Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the processes, tools and techniques of information security management, ability to deploy and monitor information security systems, as well as detect, resolve and prevent violations of IT security, to protect organizational data. **Information Security Technologies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of technologies and technology-based solutions dealing with information security issues; ability to apply these in protecting information security across the organization. **IT Environment - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of an organization's IT purposes and activities; ability to create an effective IT environment for business operations. **IT Standards, Procedures & Policies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of administrative skill sets and technical knowledge to manage organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures. **Problem Solving - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **IT Systems Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of technical tools to guarantee service availability and ensure IT system performance. **Software Security Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to detect and prevent data security vulnerabilities of coding throughout the software development life cycle within software development organizations. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Basic Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Security Associate within PNC's Network Security organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH. Remote eligibility for this position will be considered outside of the locations defined. The open position on the Network Security Operations team requires an individual with a strong understanding of network security, operational troubleshooting and self-motivation. Incumbents are responsible for managing network firewalls, Web proxy/gateway security platforms, and in-depth troubleshooting. (Platforms include Fortigate firewalls, VMware NSX distributed firewall, and Cisco ASA's,) . Experience with the security component of products such as F5 and ZScaler is a plus. The position requires an individual capable of operating in a highly visible role in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. A qualified candidate should have a strong protocol-level understanding of computer networking, a general knowledge of the networking functions of enterprise computer applications, be passionate about all aspects of information security, proactive in researching and following security trends and best practices, and capable of self-learning new technologies with minimal assistance. Extensive expertise and work as a network security administrator in some or all of the following categories is preferred: + Administration and troubleshooting of firewalls, load balancers, routing and switching. + Intrusion detection systems (IDS/IPS), network forensics, network behavioral analysis + VPN and encryption technologies (IPSec, SSL/TLS, GRE, etc) + Understanding of TCP/IP and common protocols + Virtualization, micro segmentation, and software defined network security (NSX, VMWare, converged infrastructure) + Logging, monitoring, health and fault management automation Current certifications from Fortinet, Cisco, or others is highly preferred. This position will be staffed during normal business hours, but does require rotating on-call coverage, and some work will be performed during after-hours maintenance windows.
          (USA-OH-Cleveland) Field Examiner Sr      Cache   Translate Page      
**306893BR** **Auto req ID:** 306893BR **HR Job Code:** 100876 Field Examiner Sr **Job Profile:** + Performs independent analysis on existing and prospective Borrower's collateral records and financial reports in order to determine / assess collateral values that secure loans and/or credit worthiness. 'Leads' the more critical / complex / higher risk profile Field Examinations on existing and prospective Borrowers, including Recurring Field Examinations on work out credits, as well as New Business Surveys and Prefund Field Examinations on prospective Borrowers. + Performs in-depth testing, valuation and analysis of collateral (generally Accounts Receivable and Inventory) securing the loans to existing and prospective Borrowers in order to verify existence, and to identify and highlight areas of collateral weakness or deterioration. Evaluates accounting system controls and data integrity, and managerial control oversight. Reviews and evaluates borrowers accounting personnel. Verifies that collateral is being reported and managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Document. + Prepares the more complex Field Examination Reports and supporting workpapers that (i) highlight germane findings and material variances found, conclusions reached, and related recommendations for improvement if necessary. Such reports are utilized by Portfolio Management and/or Credit Approval Committee to verify and/or determine the credit worthiness of collateral securing the existing and/or prospective loans and to make informed credit decisions. + Communicates and escalates significant exam findings, concerns, delays, or borrower limitations to lending and credit personnel. Identifies and reports matters related to collateral risk. Makes recommendations as it relates to the collateral supporting the loan and/or issues and concerns that are raised during the Field Exam due diligence process. Participates in meetings with the Relationship Manager, deal team (Field Examiners, Appraisers, Underwriters, Business Development Officers, and Credit Policy Manager) and/or existing or prospective Borrowers representatives (typically the CFO, CEO and/or Controller of the company) to discuss any collateral issues/areas of concern. + Confirms proper reporting of collateral on the Borrowing Base Certificates. Ensures that the Borrowing Base is in compliance and being managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Approval. Establishes the initial Borrowing Base Certificate (gross collateral, ineligibles, reserves, etc.), which determines the Eligible Revolver Availability on the day of funding, in addition to on-going collateral reporting requirement for the new account/borrower. Establishes initial reporting methods and procedures for the submission of supporting collateral documentation for new clients. + Manages the due diligence process and directs the daily progress of field work performed by the other Field Examiners assigned to the Examination including both internal employees and/or outsource Field Examiner vendors, while on-site at the Borrowers premises, to ensure all assignments and duties are completed in an accurate and timely manner. Trains junior and new Field Examiners. Evaluates junior / new field examiners progress and reports such to the Recurring Business Regional Field Examination Manager. When necessary, reviews Field Examination reports and workpapers performed / completed by less experienced Field Examiners. Assists the Recurring Business Regional Field Examination Manager on Special Projects as assigned. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Field Examiner Sr **Line of Business:** Corporate & Institutional Banking **Job Type:** Regular **Job Status:** Full Time **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** MI - Detroit, OH - Cleveland, PA - Pittsburgh **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Flexibility and Adaptability - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of successful approaches, tools, and techniques for dealing with changes and adapting to a changing environment; ability to adapt as needed. **Conflict Management - Working Experience** + Understanding of how to anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to diverse situations. **Problem Solving - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **Effective Communications - Extensive Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Managing Multiple Priorities - Extensive Experience** + Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation. **Accuracy and Attention to Detail - Subject Matter Expertise** + Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy. **Data Gathering and Reporting - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a particular department or division of a company. **Financial Statement Analysis - Working Experience** + Knowledge of tools, techniques, and practices, and ability to analyze and determine the credit-worthiness of a business enterprise through its financial statements. **Collateral Management - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the concepts, objectives, tools and methods used in collateral management; ability to implement and develop collateral strategies for risk control and profit management. **Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) - Working Experience** + Knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles and the ability to apply them appropriately within the organization. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Working Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As an Examiner within PNC's Business Credit organization, you will be based in Cleveland, Detroit or Pittsburgh. We will consider experienced Field Examiners, Underwriters or BDO's with significant ABL experience. Qualified applicants should be comfortable with monthly travel up to 75%.
          (USA-MI-Detroit) Field Examiner Sr      Cache   Translate Page      
**306893BR** **Auto req ID:** 306893BR **HR Job Code:** 100876 Field Examiner Sr **Job Profile:** + Performs independent analysis on existing and prospective Borrower's collateral records and financial reports in order to determine / assess collateral values that secure loans and/or credit worthiness. 'Leads' the more critical / complex / higher risk profile Field Examinations on existing and prospective Borrowers, including Recurring Field Examinations on work out credits, as well as New Business Surveys and Prefund Field Examinations on prospective Borrowers. + Performs in-depth testing, valuation and analysis of collateral (generally Accounts Receivable and Inventory) securing the loans to existing and prospective Borrowers in order to verify existence, and to identify and highlight areas of collateral weakness or deterioration. Evaluates accounting system controls and data integrity, and managerial control oversight. Reviews and evaluates borrowers accounting personnel. Verifies that collateral is being reported and managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Document. + Prepares the more complex Field Examination Reports and supporting workpapers that (i) highlight germane findings and material variances found, conclusions reached, and related recommendations for improvement if necessary. Such reports are utilized by Portfolio Management and/or Credit Approval Committee to verify and/or determine the credit worthiness of collateral securing the existing and/or prospective loans and to make informed credit decisions. + Communicates and escalates significant exam findings, concerns, delays, or borrower limitations to lending and credit personnel. Identifies and reports matters related to collateral risk. Makes recommendations as it relates to the collateral supporting the loan and/or issues and concerns that are raised during the Field Exam due diligence process. Participates in meetings with the Relationship Manager, deal team (Field Examiners, Appraisers, Underwriters, Business Development Officers, and Credit Policy Manager) and/or existing or prospective Borrowers representatives (typically the CFO, CEO and/or Controller of the company) to discuss any collateral issues/areas of concern. + Confirms proper reporting of collateral on the Borrowing Base Certificates. Ensures that the Borrowing Base is in compliance and being managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Approval. Establishes the initial Borrowing Base Certificate (gross collateral, ineligibles, reserves, etc.), which determines the Eligible Revolver Availability on the day of funding, in addition to on-going collateral reporting requirement for the new account/borrower. Establishes initial reporting methods and procedures for the submission of supporting collateral documentation for new clients. + Manages the due diligence process and directs the daily progress of field work performed by the other Field Examiners assigned to the Examination including both internal employees and/or outsource Field Examiner vendors, while on-site at the Borrowers premises, to ensure all assignments and duties are completed in an accurate and timely manner. Trains junior and new Field Examiners. Evaluates junior / new field examiners progress and reports such to the Recurring Business Regional Field Examination Manager. When necessary, reviews Field Examination reports and workpapers performed / completed by less experienced Field Examiners. Assists the Recurring Business Regional Field Examination Manager on Special Projects as assigned. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Field Examiner Sr **Line of Business:** Corporate & Institutional Banking **Job Type:** Regular **Job Status:** Full Time **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** MI - Detroit, OH - Cleveland, PA - Pittsburgh **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Flexibility and Adaptability - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of successful approaches, tools, and techniques for dealing with changes and adapting to a changing environment; ability to adapt as needed. **Conflict Management - Working Experience** + Understanding of how to anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to diverse situations. **Problem Solving - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **Effective Communications - Extensive Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Managing Multiple Priorities - Extensive Experience** + Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation. **Accuracy and Attention to Detail - Subject Matter Expertise** + Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy. **Data Gathering and Reporting - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a particular department or division of a company. **Financial Statement Analysis - Working Experience** + Knowledge of tools, techniques, and practices, and ability to analyze and determine the credit-worthiness of a business enterprise through its financial statements. **Collateral Management - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the concepts, objectives, tools and methods used in collateral management; ability to implement and develop collateral strategies for risk control and profit management. **Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) - Working Experience** + Knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles and the ability to apply them appropriately within the organization. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Working Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As an Examiner within PNC's Business Credit organization, you will be based in Cleveland, Detroit or Pittsburgh. We will consider experienced Field Examiners, Underwriters or BDO's with significant ABL experience. Qualified applicants should be comfortable with monthly travel up to 75%.
          (USA-PA-Pittsburgh) Field Examiner Sr      Cache   Translate Page      
**306893BR** **Auto req ID:** 306893BR **HR Job Code:** 100876 Field Examiner Sr **Job Profile:** + Performs independent analysis on existing and prospective Borrower's collateral records and financial reports in order to determine / assess collateral values that secure loans and/or credit worthiness. 'Leads' the more critical / complex / higher risk profile Field Examinations on existing and prospective Borrowers, including Recurring Field Examinations on work out credits, as well as New Business Surveys and Prefund Field Examinations on prospective Borrowers. + Performs in-depth testing, valuation and analysis of collateral (generally Accounts Receivable and Inventory) securing the loans to existing and prospective Borrowers in order to verify existence, and to identify and highlight areas of collateral weakness or deterioration. Evaluates accounting system controls and data integrity, and managerial control oversight. Reviews and evaluates borrowers accounting personnel. Verifies that collateral is being reported and managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Document. + Prepares the more complex Field Examination Reports and supporting workpapers that (i) highlight germane findings and material variances found, conclusions reached, and related recommendations for improvement if necessary. Such reports are utilized by Portfolio Management and/or Credit Approval Committee to verify and/or determine the credit worthiness of collateral securing the existing and/or prospective loans and to make informed credit decisions. + Communicates and escalates significant exam findings, concerns, delays, or borrower limitations to lending and credit personnel. Identifies and reports matters related to collateral risk. Makes recommendations as it relates to the collateral supporting the loan and/or issues and concerns that are raised during the Field Exam due diligence process. Participates in meetings with the Relationship Manager, deal team (Field Examiners, Appraisers, Underwriters, Business Development Officers, and Credit Policy Manager) and/or existing or prospective Borrowers representatives (typically the CFO, CEO and/or Controller of the company) to discuss any collateral issues/areas of concern. + Confirms proper reporting of collateral on the Borrowing Base Certificates. Ensures that the Borrowing Base is in compliance and being managed per the terms and conditions stipulated in the Loan Approval. Establishes the initial Borrowing Base Certificate (gross collateral, ineligibles, reserves, etc.), which determines the Eligible Revolver Availability on the day of funding, in addition to on-going collateral reporting requirement for the new account/borrower. Establishes initial reporting methods and procedures for the submission of supporting collateral documentation for new clients. + Manages the due diligence process and directs the daily progress of field work performed by the other Field Examiners assigned to the Examination including both internal employees and/or outsource Field Examiner vendors, while on-site at the Borrowers premises, to ensure all assignments and duties are completed in an accurate and timely manner. Trains junior and new Field Examiners. Evaluates junior / new field examiners progress and reports such to the Recurring Business Regional Field Examination Manager. When necessary, reviews Field Examination reports and workpapers performed / completed by less experienced Field Examiners. Assists the Recurring Business Regional Field Examination Manager on Special Projects as assigned. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Field Examiner Sr **Line of Business:** Corporate & Institutional Banking **Job Type:** Regular **Job Status:** Full Time **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** MI - Detroit, OH - Cleveland, PA - Pittsburgh **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Flexibility and Adaptability - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of successful approaches, tools, and techniques for dealing with changes and adapting to a changing environment; ability to adapt as needed. **Conflict Management - Working Experience** + Understanding of how to anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to diverse situations. **Problem Solving - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **Effective Communications - Extensive Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Managing Multiple Priorities - Extensive Experience** + Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation. **Accuracy and Attention to Detail - Subject Matter Expertise** + Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy. **Data Gathering and Reporting - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a particular department or division of a company. **Financial Statement Analysis - Working Experience** + Knowledge of tools, techniques, and practices, and ability to analyze and determine the credit-worthiness of a business enterprise through its financial statements. **Collateral Management - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the concepts, objectives, tools and methods used in collateral management; ability to implement and develop collateral strategies for risk control and profit management. **Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) - Working Experience** + Knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles and the ability to apply them appropriately within the organization. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Working Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Extensive Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As an Examiner within PNC's Business Credit organization, you will be based in Cleveland, Detroit or Pittsburgh. We will consider experienced Field Examiners, Underwriters or BDO's with significant ABL experience. Qualified applicants should be comfortable with monthly travel up to 75%.
          Los Angeles Chargers Striking At Right Time      Cache   Translate Page      

The under-the-radar Los Angeles Chargers are making a push for the playoffs and are on the tails of the Kansas City Chiefs. After a 1-2 start to the season, the 9-3 Chargers reeled off six straight wins and have climbed to second place in the AFC West. A recent 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers …

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          Blog Post: Pittsburgh Foul-Ball Injury Lawsuit Goes To Jury      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Should students be allowed to use cellphones in class? It depends.      Cache   Translate Page      
MATT MCKINNEY, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Some educators embrace phones in class as a way to boost learning, allowing access to endless information and incorporating devices in school in a world that now relies on them. Others view phones as a distraction and show of disrespect, banning them with a vise-tight grip. Should students be able to use their […]
          Pitt on heels all game, falls 71-70 to Niagara      Cache   Translate Page      
<br/>Kene Chukwuka (15) bocks a shot by Niagara's James Towns (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pitt freshman guard Xavier Johnson spun through traffic under the basket, looking for an opening. He found a sliver, raised the basketball toward the goal ...

          Narduzzi votes Clemson No. 1, Penn State No. 17      Cache   Translate Page      
<br/>Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi works the sideline against Virginia Tech during an NCAA football game, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Pittsburgh.
Pitt's Pat Narduzzi didn't stray too far from the path taken by his fellow coaches when he submitted his post-championship game ballot in the Amway ...

           The powerful impact of real-world learning experiences for kids       Cache   Translate Page      

Real-world learning experiences, like summer camps, can significantly improve children's knowledge in a matter of just days, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that 4- to 9-year-old kids knew more about how animals are classified after a four-day camp at a zoo.

It wasn't that children who attended just knew more facts about animals, the researchers noted. The camp actually improved how they organized what they knew - a key component of learning.

"This suggests organization of knowledge doesn't require years to happen. It can occur with a short, naturalistic learning experience," said Layla Unger, lead author of the study and a postdoctoral researcher in psychology at The Ohio State University.

"It highlights the enriching potential of real-world programs like summer camps. They aren't just recreation."

Unger conducted the study with Anna Fisher, associate professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Their study appears online in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and will be published in the March 2019 edition.

This study is one of the first to show how quickly knowledge organization changes can occur in children.

"We didn't know if it would take months or years for children to accomplish this. Now we have evidence that it can happen in days," Unger said.

The study involved 28 children who took part in a four-day summer zoo camp in Pittsburgh. They were compared to 32 children who participated in a different summer camp in a nearby neighborhood of Pittsburgh, which was not at the zoo and didn't involve animals.

At the beginning and end of each camp, all children completed two different tests that measured how well they understood the differences between mammals, birds and reptiles.

The zoo camp consisted of lessons, interactions with preserved and live animals, tours of the zoo, games and craft sessions.

"Most of the themes at the zoo camp were not oriented toward explicitly teaching children biological taxonomic groups," Unger said. "So the children were not spending every day talking about the differences between mammals, birds and reptiles."

At the beginning of the camps, children in both groups had equivalent knowledge about the relationships between the three types of animals. But the children in the zoo camp knew significantly more by the end of their four-day camp, while the others did not.

Kids who had been at the zoo had a 64 percent increase in test scores on one assessment from the beginning to the end of camp, and a 35 percent increase in the other. Not surprisingly, there was no change in test scores for children in the other camp.

This study was not designed to test whether a four-day classroom lesson about animals could produce the same results as the four-day zoo experience, Unger said.

But other research suggests a class may not have the same positive effect, partly because it might not engage students as much as the real-world experience.

Unger said it was significant that the zoo camp improved knowledge organization, and not just facts about animals.

"Children didn't just learn piecemeal facts like 'ostriches are birds.' They learned how different birds such as ostriches and ducks are related to each other even when they may look very different or live in different habitats, and how birds are different from mammals and reptiles," she said.

"This kind of knowledge organization helps children retrieve what they have learned from memory, it helps them reason on the basis of what they learned and helps them integrate new information. It is a key part of learning."

Unger noted that both camps in the study charged parents for their children to attend and attracted mostly kids from middle-class families and above. That could be an issue for families who can't afford to send their children to camps.


"Our study showed that the zoo camp really did enrich the children who attended. It may help explain at least a part of the learning opportunity gap between children who have access to camps like this and those who don't."




          Thoughts of the Day: The White Pill – GL 121418      Cache   Translate Page      
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Grandpa Lampshade's Thoughts of the Day returns this week with more fun than anyone should be allowed to have in an hour on the internet.

This week I thought we would discuss some positive things. Namely, I thought we'd talk about how the influence of the media and thus the Jews has actually waned quite a bit. Now don't get me wrong, this isn't to say they don't still hold great influence in our society, but it is not at the level that it once was. A great example of this is how quickly the six million Jews being gunned down in Pittsburgh has left the news cycle. You know the Jews were looking to milk this story for years to come and yet the only people still talking about it are shills and Jews on GAB trying to guilt normiecons into muting us.

The Church of the Lampshade segment is twofold this week and we open with a listener question/comment as to the power of Jesus. I found this interesting in that the story of the woman being healed by merely touching Jesus' cloak tells us that the power of the Lord is a literal power, not some vague new age nonsense of positive thinking. In our sermon this week it's all about timing as we go to one of my favorite books of the Old Testament, the book of Ecclesiastes.

I believe this week's show is very insightful and hopefully you will too. I always enjoy these discussions with you and it's my sincere hope that you will find something of value in them. If you have a listener question/comment feel free to shoot me an email at grandpalampshade1@gmail.com You can of course also catch me on GAB and you can count on the fact that we'll be back next week right here on Radio Aryan for Grandpa Lampshade's Thoughts of the Day.

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          Adopt Benny a Domestic Shorthair / Mixed cat in Pittsburgh, PA (23961646) (Adopt-a-Pet.com)      Cache   Translate Page      
Main color: Grey Tabby Weight: 10 Age: 0 yrs 9 months 3wks

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          Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO Presents A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL      Cache   Translate Page      
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the 27th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 7-23 at the Byham Theater.
          Hörnqvists hattrick gav Pittsburgh segern      Cache   Translate Page      

Patrick Hörnqvists tre mål i tredje perioden gjorde att Pittsburgh besegrade Colorado med 6–3 på hemmaplan.

– Han är helt enkelt en underbar person och en fantastisk lagkamrat, säger tränaren Mike Sullivan efter matchen.


          Chargers' Melvin Gordon gets into the holiday spirit by delivering 100 new bicycles to youth      Cache   Translate Page      

While working through the knee injury that kept him out of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game, Melvin Gordon kept his commitment to help deliver 100 new bicycles to youth from Los Angeles Southeast football organization Tuesday.

“For a lot of our kids, this is the only gift they’ll get for Christmas,”...


          The outlook for Daniel Sprong and his new Ducks teammates is getting sunnier      Cache   Translate Page      

When he woke up Tuesday, the morning after he had been traded from the Penguins to the Ducks, forward Daniel Sprong immediately knew he wasn’t in wintry Pittsburgh anymore. “I saw the sun for the first time in a month. I guess that’s a good sign, get to see the sun still exists,” he said.

The Ducks...


          Rina Ayuyang's 'Blame This on the Boogie' Reflects Her Love of Song and Dance      Cache   Translate Page      
The Oakland cartoonist explores the power of musicals and reality TV in her new graphic memoir. In Rina Ayuyang's childhood home in Pittsburgh, a distinct green carpet covered the living room floor, a space where Ayuyang and her older siblings would play and watch television.…
          Alteras at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 12/06/2018 08:00 PM EST      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers Present Donate To Buy New Community Relations Trailer      Cache   Translate Page      
Pittsburgh Steeler Maurkice Pouncey presented the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police with a check Tuesday to buy a Community Relations Trailer.
          Hornqvist’s Natural Hat Trick Leads Penguins By Colorado 6-3      Cache   Translate Page      
Patric Hornqvist's natural hat trick in the third period powered the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night.
          Langford Leads Indiana To 64-62 Win Over Penn State      Cache   Translate Page      
Romeo Langford scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead Indiana over Penn State 64-62 on Tuesday night.
          George H.W. Bush Once Shaved His Head For A Secret Service Agent’s Son With Leukemia      Cache   Translate Page      
The Secret Service is sharing a touching memory of former President George H.W. Bush, the day before he is laid to rest.
          Court Decision Limits Fireworks Sales From Roadside Tents      Cache   Translate Page      
A court Tuesday narrowed a year-old state law that allows Pennsylvania residents to buy and use more powerful airborne fireworks, throwing out the part that permitted such sales from roadside tents.
          Corbett Credits The Late President Bush With Launching His Political Career      Cache   Translate Page      
Former Gov. Tom Corbett first met George Herbert Walker Bush in 1988 when the Vice President was running for President and the late Elsie Hillman, a distant cousin of Bush's and National Republican Committeewoman, asked Corbett to run the Bush campaign locally.
          Amazon Scams Become More Realistic, Targeting Pittsburgh      Cache   Translate Page      
In the case of the Amazon scam, it's getting so realistic looking.
          Student Flashes Gun On McKeesport School Bus      Cache   Translate Page      
A student riding a school bus in McKeesport reportedly saw a gun on a school bus Monday afternoon.
          Aliquippa Assistant Police Chief Facing Charges In Two Separate Cases      Cache   Translate Page      
Aliquippa Assistant Police Chief Joseph Perciavalle is facing charges in two separate cases, one for sending a lewd video to a minor and another for recording a conversation with then police chief Don Couch, without the chiefs knowledge.
          Trial Begins For Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held      Cache   Translate Page      
Charged by the State Attorney Generals Office for allegedly using his staff to perform campaign activities on the clock, Sheriff Jonathan Held not surprisingly came under direct attack by prosecutor Bobby Jo Wagner during her very short open arguments to the jury.
          Midterm America: Welcome to the struggle for the country’s soul      Cache   Translate Page      
It was crude. It was dumb. It was all basically nuts. The question was: how much of America would buy it?


By Ben Fountain

Evil days.

The midterms were bearing down on us like a runaway train with Donald Trump in the driver’s seat and the throttle wide open, the Presidential Special hell-bent for the bottom. “Go Trump Go!” tweeted David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, as if the president needed anyone’s encouragement. There had been no slacking after pipe bombs were sent to a number of his critics; nor after two black people were killed in Kentucky by a white man who, minutes before, had tried to enter a predominantly black church; nor after 11 worshippers in Pittsburgh were murdered at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue by a man who’d expressed special loathing for HIAS, a Jewish refugee resettlement and advocacy organization. “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people,” Robert Bowers posted on his Gab account hours before the massacre. “I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

Trump, relentless Trump, went right on raging about “invasions,” left-wing “mobs,” globalists, MS-13, and “caravan after caravan [of] illegal immigrants” invited in by Democrats to murder Americans, vote illegally, and mooch off our health care system. “Hate speech leads to hate crimes,” Rabbi Jeffrey Myers told the president in Pittsburgh several days after the murders. The FBI had previously reported a large spike in hate crimes over the previous two years, and the Anti-Defamation League noted a 60% rise in anti-Semitic incidents from 2016 to 2017. Then there was this, reported in the New York Times on the day before the election: “Advisers to the president said his foes take his campaign rally language too literally; as outrageous as it might seem, it is more entertainment, intended to generate a crowd reaction.” And Trump himself, when asked why he wasn’t campaigning on the strong economy, responded: “Sometimes it’s not as exciting to talk about the economy.”

Not as exciting as, say, hate and xenophobia. And so one was led to wonder: Do countries have souls -- with all the moral consequence implied by the concept of soul? If the answer is yes, then it follows that the collective soul can be corrupted and damned just as surely as that of a flesh-and-blood human being. In this election, as in all others, grave matters of policy were at stake, but we sensed something even bigger on the line in 2018 -- nothing less than whether the country was past redeeming.

Lower, Smaller, Meaner

“I’m on the ballot,” Trump declared at a rally in Mississippi, and so he was. For the first time in two years, the country would render its verdict on the garish aggressions of his politics, though it bore noting that many members of his party had already voted with their feet. In the preceding months, more than 40 House Republicans had resigned outright or announced that they would not seek reelection, among them the relatively moderate chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Appropriations Committee, and, most significantly, House Speaker Paul Ryan. It was an extraordinary exodus by any measure, especially for a party holding both chambers of Congress and the White House -- a party possessed, that is, of the kind of power that pols dream of. Yet here were Republicans bailing out in droves.

The usual reasons were given: the desire to spend more time with family, to confront new challenges, and so forth, but the party’s scorched-earth politics of the past 30 years, the ones that had put Donald Trump in the White House, undoubtedly had something to do with it. The hyper-partisanship championed by Newt Gingrich when he was speaker of the House in the mid-1990s, the embrace of fringe elements like the birther crowd and the alt-right, the systematic trashing of longstanding institutions and traditions (like the weaponizing of the filibuster, to name just one) and now the ultimate scorched-earther in the White House: it’s easy to imagine how the more self-aware members of the Republican caucus could see no viable future for themselves in politics.

Ryan, in particular, furnished food for thought. Like John Boehner before him, he couldn’t tame the far-right beast that was the Freedom Caucus and he had Trump to deal with too. How many nights had the Speaker tossed and turned in his bed secretly pining for rational Obama? And then there was the massive contradiction of Ryan’s own politics. Eager for Republicans to get credit for the economic expansion that began in June 2009 and was now in its 100th month, Ryan studiously ignored the fact that -- predicting rampant inflation and worse -- he’d opposed Obama’s program of fiscal stimulus and easy monetary policy that had produced the longest expansion in the country’s history. But Ryan’s contradiction cut even deeper. As House Speaker, at the very pinnacle of his career as a supply-side disciple and deficit hawk, he had shepherded into law a legislative agenda that was projected to start producing trillion-dollar-a-year deficits by 2020.

Paul Ryan had played out his political string. To proceed further could only monsterize his psyche, twist it into a Jekyll-and-Hyde-style schizophrenia, a form of madness not unknown among twenty-first-century American politicians. With Trump as their leader, Republicans had no place to go but lower, smaller, meaner -- and so they went.

Trump praised and reenacted a Montana congressman’s criminal assault on a reporter, and suggested that U.S. troops open fire on any aspiring immigrant so bold as to throw a rock at them. In Georgia, robocalls described Stacey Abrams, a black woman and the Democratic nominee for governor, as a “poor man’s Aunt Jemima.” Congressman Duncan Hunter put out an ad characterizing his opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, as a terrorist sympathizer. Ron DeSantis urged Florida voters not to “monkey this up” by electing Andrew Gillum, a black man, as their governor, while in Kansas, a Republican official called congressional candidate Sharice Davids (a Native American and graduate of Cornell Law School) a “radical socialist kickboxing lesbian” who should be “sent back packing to the reservation.”

Antonio Delgado, who is black, a Rhodes scholar, and a Harvard Law School graduate, was repeatedly characterized as “a big-city rapper” in ads supporting his opponent for a congressional seat in New York’s Hudson Valley. Representative Kevin McCarthy, jockeying to replace Paul Ryan as leader of the House Republicans, loudly revived the push to fund Trump’s border wall, and Representative Steve King fantasized at a rally that Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor “will elope to Cuba.” Pro-GOP flyers featuring anti-Semitic caricatures were distributed in opposition to Jewish Democratic candidates in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Washington, and elsewhere.

The loudest hysterics were reserved for the bedraggled, footsore “caravan of invaders” inching its way north through Mexico, several thousand desperate souls bringing, according to Trump, crime and terrorists. On Fox Business, Chris Farrell, a conservative activist, promoted the ongoing right-wing allegation that George Soros, who is Jewish, was paying migrants to come to the U.S. Kris Kobach, GOP candidate for governor of Kansas, declared that Democrats had “open-border psychosis.” Ted Cruz, fighting for his political life in Texas, led chants of “Build that wall!” at his rallies.

The final TV ad for Scott Wagner, the GOP nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, asserted that “a dangerous caravan of illegals careens to the border”; this same Scott Wagner had previously urged his Democratic opponent to wear a catcher’s mask because “I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.” Trump deployed some 5,600 active-duty troops south “to secure the border,” at a cost projected to be as high as $200 million, and his final campaign ad -- deemed so blatantly racist that Facebook and major TV networks, including Fox, refused to air it -- featured scary music, images of brown-skinned people, and a cop-killing undocumented immigrant with no known link to the caravan. The ad’s final image urged: “Stop the Caravan. Vote Republican.”

It was crude. It was dumb. It was all basically nuts. The question was: how much of America would buy it?

Record Numbers

The day after the election, Trump appeared before the media to proclaim “very close to a complete victory.” Then he proceeded to riff on the size of his crowds.

It would take days -- a week and then some -- to measure properly the scale of the electorate’s repudiation of Trump. Despite surgical gerrymandering and voter-suppression measures that strongly favored the GOP, Democrats took control of the House by flipping 43 seats, for a net gain of 40. It was the biggest Democratic gain since the Watergate midterm of 1974, when Democrats picked up 49 seats, and the Democrats’ 9.4 million lead (and counting) in raw votes this year was the largest margin ever by a party in a midterm.

Overall turnout was the highest in 50 years: 116 million, or 49.4% of the voting-eligible population, compared to 83 million in 2014. Democrats won women -- who are not only the majority of voters but the most reliable of them -- by 19 percentage points. Particularly in the suburbs, where 50% of voters now live, white women with college degrees broke hard for Democrats, but House Democratic candidates also increased their national vote margin among white working-class women by 13 points.

Young voters and minorities (think: the future) turned out in unprecedented numbers and voted overwhelmingly Democratic. The Democrats also won independents by 12%, and voters who had opted for a third-party candidate in 2016 by 13%. Trump’s misogyny, racism, and xenophobia helped elect a new House majority that will be nearly half women, a third people of color, and include more Muslim Americans, Native Americans, and LGBTQ members than ever before.

Republicans increased their razor-thin majority in the Senate by two, but even there evidence of the Trump repudiation was strong. Democrats were defending 26 of the 35 seats in play and, in almost every race, the Democratic candidate outperformed the state’s partisan lean (the average difference between how a state votes and how the overall country votes) while racking up a nationwide total of 50.5 million votes, to the GOP’s 34.5 million.

Yeah, Beto lost. He also came within 2.6 points of knocking off a well-financed, highly disciplined incumbent in a deep-red state and was instrumental in making Texas newly competitive at both the statewide and local levels. In governors’ races, Democrats flipped seven states to the Republicans’ one and achieved a net gain of more than 300 legislative seats.

State ballot measures on politically charged issues also trended blue. Arkansas and Missouri voted to raise their minimum wage. Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho voted to expand Medicaid and, with the election of a Democratic governor, Maine will follow through on last year’s winning referendum to expand Medicaid. Florida voters approved a referendum to restore voting rights to former felons. Arizona defeated a Koch brothers-backed measure to privatize public education by a two to one margin.

Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania -- states crucial to Trump’s Electoral College success in 2016 -- swung dramatically back toward the Democrats in 2018.

Putting Real Issues Front and Center

This thing Trump was selling, this white-nationalist-freak-out-throwback special, played well enough to the base to flip Senate seats in North Dakota, Indiana, and Missouri, all states Trump won by big margins in 2016, as well as Florida’s closely contested Senate seat. But here’s the real shocker, the development that made this midterm “transformational,” as reported by Stanley Greenberg in the New York Times, based on a Democracy Corpselection night survey: the Democrats’ biggest gains in 2018 came in rural America. Greenberg also relied on an Edison exit poll for CNN that showed the Republican margin in rural areas shrinking by double digits and a Catalist poll indicating a seven-point shrinkage.

“Exciting” the base seems to have come at a cost: a 13-point swing by white working-class women, a 14-point swing by white working-class men, and a 7-point swing among all men. While Trump’s Twitter account was acting like the social media equivalent of a spastic colon, Democrats were pushing a decidedly non-hysterical message focused on health care (coverage for preexisting conditions, preserving Obamacare, and protecting Medicare and Medicaid) and basic economic fairness. As for Trump’s manifest unfitness for office, smart Democrats assumed the president himself would pound home that message.

Yes, there was a blue wave in 2018, and the “centrist” establishment Democrats who have steered the party for the past 30 years are trying to claim it for themselves. Don’t believe them. These establishment centrists -- the ideological heirs of the defunct Democratic Leadership Council who now ply their trade at the Third Way think tank in the capital, along with the big-donor class, the top-dollar Washington consultants, and the data mills that comprise the Democratic election industrial complex -- stand for something far different than the blue-wave centrists who powered the party in 2018.

For more than 30 years -- ever since the rise of the “New Democrats” and the Democratic Leadership Council in the 1980s -- establishment centrists have practiced the top-down politics of neoliberalism, a politics founded on the free-market gospel: deregulation of banking and finance, friendliness toward corporate monopolies, limited support (at best) for labor unions and workers, the endless “liberalization” of global trade, and reflexive antagonism for the social safety net. As all the numbers show, corporate America and the One Percent reaped the lion’s share of neoliberalism’s benefits, while the Democratic Party’s once-traditional constituencies -- poor people, and the working and middle classes -- fell further and further behind. The party itself -- once the dominant force in national politics, and in the majority of states -- gradually slid into minority status, culminating in the wipeout of 2016.

2018’s blue-wave centrists are made of different stuff. This year's energy came from the bottom up, thanks to widespread local activism and grassroots organizing, much of it led by women newly politicized in the wake of 2016. The party’s small-donor base became increasingly powerful, enabling candidates like Beto O’Rourke to run robustly financed campaigns while refusing PAC money and the strings that come with it.

This same small-donor and activist groundswell made Democrats competitive in regions long ago written off by establishment centrists who have long been less focused on the concerns of working people than on cherry-picking just enough Electoral College votes to win the presidency every four years. In 2018, however, we saw Democratic candidates running and winning in deep-red areas while talking up labor unions (Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania), slamming the “rigged system” that neoliberalism produced (Max Rose on New York’s Staten Island), and pushing for common-sense gun control (Lucy McBath in Georgia).

Democrats interested in taking back the Midwest should look to the example of Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, one of Bernie Sanders’s closest allies in the Senate. A strong voice for labor and the middle class and a longtime skeptic of international trade deals, Brown won reelection by seven percentage points in a state otherwise trending Republican. The same was true for Senator Amy Klobuchar, who has prioritized the interests of working people her entire career. She won reelection by 24 points in Minnesota, a state Trump almost won in 2016.

The blue-wave centrists put real issues front and center: housing, wages, access to health care, basic fairness and opportunity for working people. Whatever name you want to put to these issues -- centrist, progressive, populist, lunch bucket, kitchen table -- these haven’t been the priorities of the establishment centrists of the past 30 years. For a clue, look no farther than the Third Way’s close ties to K Street, the epicenter of corporate lobbying in Washington, and to the investment banking industry.

Trump lost in 2018, but he remains nearly as powerful as ever. He’s a sitting president with a ferociously loyal base, a Senate majority that’s about to get bigger, and a federal judiciary that hews further to the right with each new raft of appointments. In the days since the election he’s shown no moderating tendencies, instead threatening the incoming House Democratic majority with a “warlike posture,” firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, illegally“appointing” a sketchy acting attorney general, further defying the Refugee Act of 1980, banning a CNN reporter from the White House, and defending Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the state-sponsored murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump is still Trump, and America is still America. In the days after the election, wildfires raged through northern California, leaving scores dead and many thousands homeless, and in the country’s 307th mass shooting in the first 313 days of 2018, a gunman killed 13 people at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.

Welcome to the struggle for the country’s soul. We haven’t seen anything yet.

Ben Fountain’s Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution has just been published by Ecco/HarperCollins. He is the author of a novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which received the National Book Critics’ Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, and a story collection, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, which received the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize for Fiction. He lives in Dallas.


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It was crude. It was dumb. It was all basically nuts. The question was: how much of America would buy it?


By Ben Fountain

Evil days.

The midterms were bearing down on us like a runaway train with Donald Trump in the driver’s seat and the throttle wide open, the Presidential Special hell-bent for the bottom. “Go Trump Go!” tweeted David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, as if the president needed anyone’s encouragement. There had been no slacking after pipe bombs were sent to a number of his critics; nor after two black people were killed in Kentucky by a white man who, minutes before, had tried to enter a predominantly black church; nor after 11 worshippers in Pittsburgh were murdered at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue by a man who’d expressed special loathing for HIAS, a Jewish refugee resettlement and advocacy organization. “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people,” Robert Bowers posted on his Gab account hours before the massacre. “I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

Trump, relentless Trump, went right on raging about “invasions,” left-wing “mobs,” globalists, MS-13, and “caravan after caravan [of] illegal immigrants” invited in by Democrats to murder Americans, vote illegally, and mooch off our health care system. “Hate speech leads to hate crimes,” Rabbi Jeffrey Myers told the president in Pittsburgh several days after the murders. The FBI had previously reported a large spike in hate crimes over the previous two years, and the Anti-Defamation League noted a 60% rise in anti-Semitic incidents from 2016 to 2017. Then there was this, reported in the New York Times on the day before the election: “Advisers to the president said his foes take his campaign rally language too literally; as outrageous as it might seem, it is more entertainment, intended to generate a crowd reaction.” And Trump himself, when asked why he wasn’t campaigning on the strong economy, responded: “Sometimes it’s not as exciting to talk about the economy.”

Not as exciting as, say, hate and xenophobia. And so one was led to wonder: Do countries have souls -- with all the moral consequence implied by the concept of soul? If the answer is yes, then it follows that the collective soul can be corrupted and damned just as surely as that of a flesh-and-blood human being. In this election, as in all others, grave matters of policy were at stake, but we sensed something even bigger on the line in 2018 -- nothing less than whether the country was past redeeming.

Lower, Smaller, Meaner

“I’m on the ballot,” Trump declared at a rally in Mississippi, and so he was. For the first time in two years, the country would render its verdict on the garish aggressions of his politics, though it bore noting that many members of his party had already voted with their feet. In the preceding months, more than 40 House Republicans had resigned outright or announced that they would not seek reelection, among them the relatively moderate chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Appropriations Committee, and, most significantly, House Speaker Paul Ryan. It was an extraordinary exodus by any measure, especially for a party holding both chambers of Congress and the White House -- a party possessed, that is, of the kind of power that pols dream of. Yet here were Republicans bailing out in droves.

The usual reasons were given: the desire to spend more time with family, to confront new challenges, and so forth, but the party’s scorched-earth politics of the past 30 years, the ones that had put Donald Trump in the White House, undoubtedly had something to do with it. The hyper-partisanship championed by Newt Gingrich when he was speaker of the House in the mid-1990s, the embrace of fringe elements like the birther crowd and the alt-right, the systematic trashing of longstanding institutions and traditions (like the weaponizing of the filibuster, to name just one) and now the ultimate scorched-earther in the White House: it’s easy to imagine how the more self-aware members of the Republican caucus could see no viable future for themselves in politics.

Ryan, in particular, furnished food for thought. Like John Boehner before him, he couldn’t tame the far-right beast that was the Freedom Caucus and he had Trump to deal with too. How many nights had the Speaker tossed and turned in his bed secretly pining for rational Obama? And then there was the massive contradiction of Ryan’s own politics. Eager for Republicans to get credit for the economic expansion that began in June 2009 and was now in its 100th month, Ryan studiously ignored the fact that -- predicting rampant inflation and worse -- he’d opposed Obama’s program of fiscal stimulus and easy monetary policy that had produced the longest expansion in the country’s history. But Ryan’s contradiction cut even deeper. As House Speaker, at the very pinnacle of his career as a supply-side disciple and deficit hawk, he had shepherded into law a legislative agenda that was projected to start producing trillion-dollar-a-year deficits by 2020.

Paul Ryan had played out his political string. To proceed further could only monsterize his psyche, twist it into a Jekyll-and-Hyde-style schizophrenia, a form of madness not unknown among twenty-first-century American politicians. With Trump as their leader, Republicans had no place to go but lower, smaller, meaner -- and so they went.

Trump praised and reenacted a Montana congressman’s criminal assault on a reporter, and suggested that U.S. troops open fire on any aspiring immigrant so bold as to throw a rock at them. In Georgia, robocalls described Stacey Abrams, a black woman and the Democratic nominee for governor, as a “poor man’s Aunt Jemima.” Congressman Duncan Hunter put out an ad characterizing his opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, as a terrorist sympathizer. Ron DeSantis urged Florida voters not to “monkey this up” by electing Andrew Gillum, a black man, as their governor, while in Kansas, a Republican official called congressional candidate Sharice Davids (a Native American and graduate of Cornell Law School) a “radical socialist kickboxing lesbian” who should be “sent back packing to the reservation.”

Antonio Delgado, who is black, a Rhodes scholar, and a Harvard Law School graduate, was repeatedly characterized as “a big-city rapper” in ads supporting his opponent for a congressional seat in New York’s Hudson Valley. Representative Kevin McCarthy, jockeying to replace Paul Ryan as leader of the House Republicans, loudly revived the push to fund Trump’s border wall, and Representative Steve King fantasized at a rally that Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor “will elope to Cuba.” Pro-GOP flyers featuring anti-Semitic caricatures were distributed in opposition to Jewish Democratic candidates in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Washington, and elsewhere.

The loudest hysterics were reserved for the bedraggled, footsore “caravan of invaders” inching its way north through Mexico, several thousand desperate souls bringing, according to Trump, crime and terrorists. On Fox Business, Chris Farrell, a conservative activist, promoted the ongoing right-wing allegation that George Soros, who is Jewish, was paying migrants to come to the U.S. Kris Kobach, GOP candidate for governor of Kansas, declared that Democrats had “open-border psychosis.” Ted Cruz, fighting for his political life in Texas, led chants of “Build that wall!” at his rallies.

The final TV ad for Scott Wagner, the GOP nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, asserted that “a dangerous caravan of illegals careens to the border”; this same Scott Wagner had previously urged his Democratic opponent to wear a catcher’s mask because “I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.” Trump deployed some 5,600 active-duty troops south “to secure the border,” at a cost projected to be as high as $200 million, and his final campaign ad -- deemed so blatantly racist that Facebook and major TV networks, including Fox, refused to air it -- featured scary music, images of brown-skinned people, and a cop-killing undocumented immigrant with no known link to the caravan. The ad’s final image urged: “Stop the Caravan. Vote Republican.”

It was crude. It was dumb. It was all basically nuts. The question was: how much of America would buy it?

Record Numbers

The day after the election, Trump appeared before the media to proclaim “very close to a complete victory.” Then he proceeded to riff on the size of his crowds.

It would take days -- a week and then some -- to measure properly the scale of the electorate’s repudiation of Trump. Despite surgical gerrymandering and voter-suppression measures that strongly favored the GOP, Democrats took control of the House by flipping 43 seats, for a net gain of 40. It was the biggest Democratic gain since the Watergate midterm of 1974, when Democrats picked up 49 seats, and the Democrats’ 9.4 million lead (and counting) in raw votes this year was the largest margin ever by a party in a midterm.

Overall turnout was the highest in 50 years: 116 million, or 49.4% of the voting-eligible population, compared to 83 million in 2014. Democrats won women -- who are not only the majority of voters but the most reliable of them -- by 19 percentage points. Particularly in the suburbs, where 50% of voters now live, white women with college degrees broke hard for Democrats, but House Democratic candidates also increased their national vote margin among white working-class women by 13 points.

Young voters and minorities (think: the future) turned out in unprecedented numbers and voted overwhelmingly Democratic. The Democrats also won independents by 12%, and voters who had opted for a third-party candidate in 2016 by 13%. Trump’s misogyny, racism, and xenophobia helped elect a new House majority that will be nearly half women, a third people of color, and include more Muslim Americans, Native Americans, and LGBTQ members than ever before.

Republicans increased their razor-thin majority in the Senate by two, but even there evidence of the Trump repudiation was strong. Democrats were defending 26 of the 35 seats in play and, in almost every race, the Democratic candidate outperformed the state’s partisan lean (the average difference between how a state votes and how the overall country votes) while racking up a nationwide total of 50.5 million votes, to the GOP’s 34.5 million.

Yeah, Beto lost. He also came within 2.6 points of knocking off a well-financed, highly disciplined incumbent in a deep-red state and was instrumental in making Texas newly competitive at both the statewide and local levels. In governors’ races, Democrats flipped seven states to the Republicans’ one and achieved a net gain of more than 300 legislative seats.

State ballot measures on politically charged issues also trended blue. Arkansas and Missouri voted to raise their minimum wage. Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho voted to expand Medicaid and, with the election of a Democratic governor, Maine will follow through on last year’s winning referendum to expand Medicaid. Florida voters approved a referendum to restore voting rights to former felons. Arizona defeated a Koch brothers-backed measure to privatize public education by a two to one margin.

Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania -- states crucial to Trump’s Electoral College success in 2016 -- swung dramatically back toward the Democrats in 2018.

Putting Real Issues Front and Center

This thing Trump was selling, this white-nationalist-freak-out-throwback special, played well enough to the base to flip Senate seats in North Dakota, Indiana, and Missouri, all states Trump won by big margins in 2016, as well as Florida’s closely contested Senate seat. But here’s the real shocker, the development that made this midterm “transformational,” as reported by Stanley Greenberg in the New York Times, based on a Democracy Corpselection night survey: the Democrats’ biggest gains in 2018 came in rural America. Greenberg also relied on an Edison exit poll for CNN that showed the Republican margin in rural areas shrinking by double digits and a Catalist poll indicating a seven-point shrinkage.

“Exciting” the base seems to have come at a cost: a 13-point swing by white working-class women, a 14-point swing by white working-class men, and a 7-point swing among all men. While Trump’s Twitter account was acting like the social media equivalent of a spastic colon, Democrats were pushing a decidedly non-hysterical message focused on health care (coverage for preexisting conditions, preserving Obamacare, and protecting Medicare and Medicaid) and basic economic fairness. As for Trump’s manifest unfitness for office, smart Democrats assumed the president himself would pound home that message.

Yes, there was a blue wave in 2018, and the “centrist” establishment Democrats who have steered the party for the past 30 years are trying to claim it for themselves. Don’t believe them. These establishment centrists -- the ideological heirs of the defunct Democratic Leadership Council who now ply their trade at the Third Way think tank in the capital, along with the big-donor class, the top-dollar Washington consultants, and the data mills that comprise the Democratic election industrial complex -- stand for something far different than the blue-wave centrists who powered the party in 2018.

For more than 30 years -- ever since the rise of the “New Democrats” and the Democratic Leadership Council in the 1980s -- establishment centrists have practiced the top-down politics of neoliberalism, a politics founded on the free-market gospel: deregulation of banking and finance, friendliness toward corporate monopolies, limited support (at best) for labor unions and workers, the endless “liberalization” of global trade, and reflexive antagonism for the social safety net. As all the numbers show, corporate America and the One Percent reaped the lion’s share of neoliberalism’s benefits, while the Democratic Party’s once-traditional constituencies -- poor people, and the working and middle classes -- fell further and further behind. The party itself -- once the dominant force in national politics, and in the majority of states -- gradually slid into minority status, culminating in the wipeout of 2016.

2018’s blue-wave centrists are made of different stuff. This year's energy came from the bottom up, thanks to widespread local activism and grassroots organizing, much of it led by women newly politicized in the wake of 2016. The party’s small-donor base became increasingly powerful, enabling candidates like Beto O’Rourke to run robustly financed campaigns while refusing PAC money and the strings that come with it.

This same small-donor and activist groundswell made Democrats competitive in regions long ago written off by establishment centrists who have long been less focused on the concerns of working people than on cherry-picking just enough Electoral College votes to win the presidency every four years. In 2018, however, we saw Democratic candidates running and winning in deep-red areas while talking up labor unions (Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania), slamming the “rigged system” that neoliberalism produced (Max Rose on New York’s Staten Island), and pushing for common-sense gun control (Lucy McBath in Georgia).

Democrats interested in taking back the Midwest should look to the example of Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, one of Bernie Sanders’s closest allies in the Senate. A strong voice for labor and the middle class and a longtime skeptic of international trade deals, Brown won reelection by seven percentage points in a state otherwise trending Republican. The same was true for Senator Amy Klobuchar, who has prioritized the interests of working people her entire career. She won reelection by 24 points in Minnesota, a state Trump almost won in 2016.

The blue-wave centrists put real issues front and center: housing, wages, access to health care, basic fairness and opportunity for working people. Whatever name you want to put to these issues -- centrist, progressive, populist, lunch bucket, kitchen table -- these haven’t been the priorities of the establishment centrists of the past 30 years. For a clue, look no farther than the Third Way’s close ties to K Street, the epicenter of corporate lobbying in Washington, and to the investment banking industry.

Trump lost in 2018, but he remains nearly as powerful as ever. He’s a sitting president with a ferociously loyal base, a Senate majority that’s about to get bigger, and a federal judiciary that hews further to the right with each new raft of appointments. In the days since the election he’s shown no moderating tendencies, instead threatening the incoming House Democratic majority with a “warlike posture,” firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, illegally“appointing” a sketchy acting attorney general, further defying the Refugee Act of 1980, banning a CNN reporter from the White House, and defending Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the state-sponsored murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump is still Trump, and America is still America. In the days after the election, wildfires raged through northern California, leaving scores dead and many thousands homeless, and in the country’s 307th mass shooting in the first 313 days of 2018, a gunman killed 13 people at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.

Welcome to the struggle for the country’s soul. We haven’t seen anything yet.

Ben Fountain’s Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution has just been published by Ecco/HarperCollins. He is the author of a novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which received the National Book Critics’ Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, and a story collection, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, which received the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize for Fiction. He lives in Dallas.

 

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A shocking incident at Heinz Field during a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday has been caught on camera and now police are investigating. Footage of the incident shows a Steelers fan with his hands around the neck of a female Chargers fan. The husband of the woman has since confirmed that she is pregnant.

According to WPXI News, Channel 11 caught footage of the horrific incident “as the Chargers pulled off an unprecedented comeback on the Steelers’ home field.” Further footage of the incident was also captured by a freelance photographer, according to the Pittsburgh Current.

Daniel Minshew, the husband of the woman who was choked, has already spoken to police about the incident. According to Channel 11, the Pittsburgh police are investigating the incident and criminal charges may be filed against the errant Steelers fan. As yet, this man has not been identified by police.

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Every single year some idiotic Steelers fans claim that the NFL is against their team. The Steelers went into halftime leading the Chargers 23-7 and ended up losing 33-30. The Chargers scored their touchdown, in the first half, on a long ball that their lineman had jumped early but there was no flag thrown. Yeah the guy had a false start, but it doesnt change the fact that the defensive back couldn't have covered any fan in the stadium on that play. The Chargers came back and won on a field goal. However, leading up the win was quite controversial. The Steelers jumped offsides three times to give the Chargers the win. These were blatant calls that any Steeler fan would have wanted to be called, if the situation was flipped in their favor.

Do fans not understand that bad calls are a part of the game? Humans make errors, and until someone comes up with a better idea than having humans ref games, then it should be understood that bad calls, will happen.

The league is certainly rigged though, its not the fact that teams throw the ball all over their secondary, yet continually draft offensive skill positions, its not the fact that the Steelers allowed 25 second half points, or the fact that the steelers are an undisciplined team and are also the third most penalized team in the NFL. Its not the fact that their organization has issues off of the field every year. Maybe if the Steelers would pay their players adequately, like Le'Veon Bell, they could have had better clock management at the end of the game and the Chargers wouldn't have been able to come back.

This issue is much deeper than a few "bad calls", realistically speaking, the Steelers are a mediocre franchise that can't handle the fact that their team isn't as good as they think they are. After living in Pennsylvania for most of my life, all I've ever heard is "Its the Steelers year this year", just only after the first preseason game, most years. Considering the statement above, the steelers have to have like 10 Super Bowls by now, right? After a quick google search, I realized that the Steelers have actually only won 6 super bowls, pretty impressive, right? Well actually, the Steelers won four super bowls from 1975-1980, and have only won two Super Bowls since 1981. Unbiasedly, thats not very good. The Steelers are a mediocre franchise that had some early success.

You'll never convince most steeler fans of this though, because its about as impossible as it is, for their secondary to cover a good receiver. Its completely idiotic to think that the NFL would allow games to be rigged whenever you have thousands of athletes giving their life to the sport, but thats for another blog. After reading through some of the tweets from Steelers fans, it was nearly impossible to leave some of these tweets off of this blog. So please enjoy and laugh out loud as I did.





Somehow the Patriots are always brought into the conversation. Its quite hilarious how the Patriots didn't even play in the game, yet still have Steeler fans thinking about them, all of the time. It points to my argument above, that Steelers fans can't handle the fact that they can't compete with teams like New England.



Clearly previous matchups matter in this situation, I think this guy assumes that the Chargers roster hasn't changed in the last 20 years.



15-11 does sound very difficult.



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We learned last week that the 2017 drug overdose numbers reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clearly show most opioid-related deaths are due to illicit fentanyl and heroin, while deaths due to prescription opioids have stabilized, continuing a steady trend for the past several years. I’ve encouraged using the term “Fentanyl Crisis” rather than “Opioid Crisis” to describe the situation, because it more accurately points to its cause—nonmedical users accessing drugs in the dangerous black market fueled by drug prohibition—hoping this will redirect attention and lead to reforms that are more likely to succeed. But the media and policymakers remain unshakably committed to the idea that the overdose crisis is the product of greedy pharmaceutical companies manipulating gullible and poorly-trained doctors into over-prescribing opioids for patients in pain and ensnaring them in the nightmare of addiction.

As a result, most of the focus has been on pressing health care practitioners to decrease their prescribing, imposing guidelines and ceilings on daily dosages that may be prescribed, and creating surveillance boards to enforce these parameters. These guidelines are not evidence-based, as Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb seems to realize, and have led to the abrupt tapering of chronic pain patients off of their medication, making many suffer desperately. An open letter by distinguished pain management experts appeared last week in the journal Pain Medicine criticizing current policies for lacking a basis in scientific evidence and generating a “large-scale humanitarian issue.” 

Current policy has brought high-dose prescriptions down 41 percent between 2010 and 2016, another 16.1 percent in 2017, and another 12 percent this year. Yet overdose deaths continue to mount year after year, up another 9.6 percent in 2017.

One might expect the obvious prevalence of heroin and illicit fentanyl among overdose deaths would make policymakers reconsider the relationship between opioid prescribing, nonmedical use, and overdose deaths. The data certainly support viewing the overdose crisis as an unintended consequence of drug prohibition: nonmedical users preferred to use diverted prescription opioids and, as supplies became tougher to come by in recent years, the efficient black market responded by filling the void with cheaper and more dangerous heroin and fentanyl.

Yet many defenders of the status quo believe the population of nonmedical users mostly derives from patients who were inappropriately prescribed opioids for a painful condition, e.g., a high school athlete prescribed opioids for a broken leg who becomes transformed into a drug addict. If that is the case, then reducing opioid prescribing in conjunction with better drug interdiction and expansion of drug rehab facilities should gradually eradicate the problem.  But the data do not support this. Undoubtedly, some patients, once exposed to an opioid for the treatment of a painful condition, enjoy the euphoria and “buzz,” and long to have that experience again. When presented with an opportunity to re-experience that drug nonmedically say, at a party, they happily indulge. But that is an exception, not the typical case.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health has repeatedly found that less than 25 percent of nonmedical users of prescription opioids obtain their opioids from a doctor. Three-quarters get them from a friend, a relative, or a dealer. And a study of more than 27,000 OxyContin addicts entering rehab between 2004 and 2008 found 78 percent said the drug was never prescribed for them for any medical reason, 86 percent took the pills to get “high” or get a “buzz”, and 78 percent had a history of prior treatment for substance abuse disorder. 

But if that isn’t enough to create doubt among those who still adhere to the theory that the population of nonmedical users is largely made up of former patients, then let’s return to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Page 7 of the report examines “past month nonmedical use of pain relievers among adults aged 12 or older” and finds that rate essentially flat from the years 2002 to 2014. Page 26 of the same survey reports on “pain reliever use disorder in the past year among adults aged 12 or older” from 2002 to 2014 and shows that rate to be flat as well over that time period. (For reasons that are unclear, the NSDUH stops reporting on those data points in subsequent years.) Meanwhile, the volume of opioids prescribed between 1999 and 2015 tripled. Tripling the number of opioids prescribed did not appear to affect the rate of nonmedical use or prescription opioid abuse disorder.

So why have drug overdose deaths shot up so much in recent years?

As a study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center examining CDC data going back to the 1970s recently revealed, “Death rates from drug overdoses in the U.S. have been on an exponential growth curve that began at least 15 years before the mid-1990s surge in opioid prescribing, suggesting that overdose death rates may continue along this same historical growth trajectory for years to come.” The study’s senior author went on to say:

The current epidemic of overdose deaths due to prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl appears to be the most recent manifestation of a more fundamental, longer-term process…understanding the forces holding these multiple individual drug epidemics together in a tight upward exponential trajectory will be important in revealing the root causes of the epidemic, and this understanding could be crucial to prevention and intervention strategies.

The study’s lead author, Hawre Jalal, MD, Ph.D said:

There is no regular or predictable pattern to the overdose rates for any of these drugs. Cocaine overdose death rates curved down and up and down and back up over the past 20 years. Methadone deaths have been on a downturn since the mid-2000s. Prescription opioids have been on a fairly steady, steep climb. Heroin deaths shot up in 2010, followed in 2013 by synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. Methamphetamine appears to be on the verge of its own dramatic climb. Nonetheless, when we plot the annual sum of all drug overdoses, we get a remarkably smooth, inexorable exponential curve.

An NBC News reporter summed up the study by stating: “It [the overdose crisis] started before the availability of synthetic opioids, and may have only a little to do with the prescribing habits of doctors or the pushy habits of drugmakers the team at the University of Pittsburgh found.”

And a 2017 Washington University study found that 33.3 percent of heroin addicts entering rehab in 2015 initiated nonmedical drug use with heroin, as opposed to 8.7 percent in 2005.

More and more people have been using licit and illicit drugs nonmedically since the late 1970s. Some may be self-medicating in response to anxiety, depression, alienation, despair. And people are taking greater risks with their drug choices. 

Policymakers and the media like simple explanations and solutions for complex problems, and the opioid overprescribing narrative fits the bill. But as H.L. Mencken said, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”

The root causes of the present-day overdose crisis are decades-long psychosocial/cultural trends intersecting with the lucrative opportunities offered by drug prohibition. Ending drug prohibition will not curb the growing tendency for people to use drugs nonmedically. But it will reduce much of the harm that results.


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          Christmas Arrives Early at Pittsburgh’s UPMC Children’s Hospital      Cache   Translate Page      
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Wearing a camo-clad Santa suit and toting a bag stuffed full of Christmas gifts, former Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive End Brett Keisel spread holiday cheer to the delight of the families gathered for the event.

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PITTSBURGH, PA - The news keeps getting worse for the suddenly reeling Steelers. After dropping two games in a row in which they were favored, the team will be without starting running back James Conner when it travels to Oakland this week to play the Raiders. Conner suffered an ankle sprain in the waning
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          Men’s cross country falls short in NCAA Championships      Cache   Translate Page      
Andrew Pawling The Florida Southern men’s cross-country team finished 30th overall in the Division II National Championship on Dec. 1 in Pittsburgh, Penn. Conditions weren’t ideal for the Moccasin runners as temperatures were in the low 40s throughout the race, […]
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          Steelers to use committee approach at RB without James Conner      Cache   Translate Page      
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          U mad, bro? Steelers fans spout off about defense, officials, time change      Cache   Translate Page      
<br/>Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13), left catches a deflected pass for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Sean Davis (21) is at right.
I agree with most of the complaints in this week’s “U mad, bro?” Well, aside from the ones lashing out at me directly, of course. ...

          Kevin Gorman’s Take 5: Steelers 'dwell in misery' of trying to save season      Cache   Translate Page      
<br/>Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stands on the sideline during his team’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers in the first half Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Pittsburgh.
Mike Tomlin didn't mince words about the position the Pittsburgh Steelers are in, coming off two consecutive defeats that clouded their playoff picture. An even ...

          Mike Tomlin not 'seeking comfort' from NFL over officiating mistakes      Cache   Translate Page      
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review<br/>The Steelers’ Sean Davis dives for the Chargers’ Desmond King II as he scores on a punt return in the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at Heinz Field.
Mike Tomlin isn't expecting an apology from the NFL for the officiating mistakes that were made Sunday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 33-30 loss to ...

          A year later, Ryan Shazier remains inspirational for Steelers      Cache   Translate Page      
<br/>Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier encourages his teammates during practice before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
One year ago, Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal-cord injury on "Monday Night Football" that left the Pittsburgh Steelers star linebacker motionless on the field at ...

          Another opportunity awaits Steelers rookie WR James Washington      Cache   Translate Page      
<br/>Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington (13) during warm-ups prior to an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
Justin Hunter's shoulder injury opened the door for wide receiver James Washington to salvage something of his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike ...

          Steelers RB James Conner out vs. Raiders with ankle sprain      Cache   Translate Page      
Getty Images<br/>PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rushes the ball in the first half during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Running back James Conner will be unavailable for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders because of an ankle sprain. Coach Mike Tomlin ...

          Steelers promote RB Trey Edmunds; place WR Justin Hunter on IR      Cache   Translate Page      
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review<br/>Steelers receiver Justin Hunter makes a leaping catch over the Panthers’ Rashaan Gaulden (28) and Christian McCaffrey in the first quarter Thursday Aug. 30 2018 at Heinz Field
The Pittsburgh Steelers promoted running back Trey Edmunds from the practice squad, a precursor to Tuesday's announcement that starter James Conner is out for Sunday's ...

          Steelers left with little margin for error after loss to Chargers      Cache   Translate Page      
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review<br/>The Chargers’ Justin Jackson stiff-arms the Steelers’ Terrell Edmunds on the way to a fourth-quarter touchdown Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Heinz Field.
The unseasonably warm temperatures that passed through the region Sunday are gone and with it went the Pittsburgh Steelers margin for error. Once firmly in ...

          Steelers’ Jaylen Samuels could be asked to take unprecedented role      Cache   Translate Page      
<br/>Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels (38) eludes the tackle of Denver Broncos strong safety Darian Stewart (26) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Jaylen Samuels interrupted a reporter before he had even gotten halfway through the question. One he knew was coming. “Have I ever been a true ...

          James Washington ready for expected return to Steelers lineup      Cache   Translate Page      
<br/>Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington (13) during warm-ups prior to an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
It was rarity in the life of James Washington: he watched his teammates play but was not in uniform Sunday. For the rookie wide receiver, ...

          Watch: Nasty fight breaks out among Steelers fans at Heinz Field      Cache   Translate Page      
@katebrendel/Twitter<br/>Fans get physical in the stands at Heinz Field during the Steelers-Chargers Sunday Night Football game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t the only ones who got smacked in the mouth last night. Seems like losing a 16-point lead can put anyone in ...

          The Extraordinary Album Art by Mozelle Thompson      Cache   Translate Page      
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, J. Malls is a disc jockey who’s been collecting records for most of his life. In 2016 he blogged about a record cover artist called Mozelle Thompson: In January 20 ... - Source: flashbak.com
          Why Snapchat should be grateful to sex workers      Cache   Translate Page      
Snapchat’s sex-negative rhetoric and policies enable this sort of harassment by providing a reason for trolls to vindictively report and police the sexual activity of women. In 2011, TechCrunch quoted founder and CEO of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel saying, “I’m not convinced that the whole sexting thing is as big as the media makes it out to be, I just don’t know people who do that.…
          Pittsburgh had its second wettest year ever; can the region’s infrastructure handle all the precipitation?      Cache   Translate Page      
This year could become the wettest year Pittsburgh has ever seen, and it’s capping off a very wet decade.…
          Pittsburgh arts organizations look ahead after taking a hit from extreme weather      Cache   Translate Page      
“Everybody is just hoping that next year will be more forgiving.” Earlier this year, the Pittsburgh Irish Festival was completely under water.…
          Free Will Astrology      Cache   Translate Page      
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): …
          Why Snapchat should be grateful to sex workers      Cache   Translate Page      
Snapchat’s sex-negative rhetoric and policies enable this sort of harassment by providing a reason for trolls to vindictively report and police the sexual activity of women. In 2011, TechCrunch quoted founder and CEO of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel saying, “I’m not convinced that the whole sexting thing is as big as the media makes it out to be, I just don’t know people who do that.…
          7 Days of Concerts      Cache   Translate Page      
Thursday OAR 7 p.m.…
          Get Hip Recordings is over 30 years old, yet its new store is relatively unknown      Cache   Translate Page      
The best Pittsburgh record store/venue/recording label you’ve never heard of Despite being in business for more than three decades — churning out more than 20,000 independent titles from artists like Pow Wows, Bobkat ’65, and The Mullens – Get Hip Recordings still manages to fly under the radar.…
          Pittsburgh had its second wettest year ever; can the region’s infrastructure handle all the precipitation?      Cache   Translate Page      
This year could become the wettest year Pittsburgh has ever seen, and it’s capping off a very wet decade.…
          Pittsburgh arts organizations look ahead after taking a hit from extreme weather      Cache   Translate Page      
“Everybody is just hoping that next year will be more forgiving.” Earlier this year, the Pittsburgh Irish Festival was completely under water.…
          Dear Hallmark: Please make this cheesy Hanukkah movie!      Cache   Translate Page      
Love and Latkes is the story of a lovable klutz named Rebecca who accidentally starts fires There are infinite Christmas movies currently available, and for those who don’t celebrate the holiday, it can be a bummer.…
          Gab Bonesso gets mansplained at Best Buy, twice      Cache   Translate Page      
Gab Bonesso gets mansplained at Best Buy, twice Recently, I decided to invest a little money in some film equipment.…
          To keep admission free, Handmade Arcade kicks off a day early with The Cutting Edge fundraiser      Cache   Translate Page      
For $30, you can shop from vendors before they open to the public and participate in hands-on activities. Handmade Arcade doesn’t just reward folks looking for unique gifts, it benefits local artists.…
          John Waters promises new jeers and cheers for A John Waters' Christmas: Holier & Dirtier      Cache   Translate Page      
“I think people should go trick-or-treating at Christmas. Just mix everything up.” John Waters returns to Pittsburgh for the latest installment of his gleefully provocative holiday spoken-word show, A John Waters'" Christmas: Holier & Dirtier.…
          Longturn Music makes a home for the house and techno community      Cache   Translate Page      
“We’re not thinking ‘How are we going to make money?’ We’re thinking ‘How are we going to make this an awesome time?’” None of the four founders of DJ union Longturn Music are from Pittsburgh.…
          Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali, the subject of The Monk of Mokha, appear at Carnegie Music Hall Dec. 10      Cache   Translate Page      
It's the story of immigration, war, and coffee The price of a cup of Port of Mokha coffee is about $16.…
          Restaurant Review: Alquisiras Paleteria      Cache   Translate Page      
Among an ever-changing menu, dessert is the main draw The vibrant interior of Beechview’s Alquisiras Paleteria transported me from a gray, harsh street to an inviting room filled with a rainbow of popsicles and buckets of homemade ice cream. …
          Dumplin’ is a heartwarming movie about body image, pageants, and Dolly Parton      Cache   Translate Page      
The corniness doesn’t hinder the movie’s goals, nor is it done on accident Dolly Parton is the patron saint of garish self-acceptance.…
          Letter from a Gen-Xer      Cache   Translate Page      
"We are used to being in between." Greetings from one of the 65 million people born in the U.S. between 1965-1980, lovingly known as Generation X. We are like a tennis net between the rallies back in forth, watching balls hurled between Baby Boomers: “You kids are spoiled and don’t know anything!” and Millennials: “You’re spoiled and you ruined everything!”…
          Documentary Paris to Pittsburgh highlights the 'Burgh, among others battling climate change      Cache   Translate Page      
Last year, President Donald Trump name-checked Pittsburgh when he announced the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement despite nearly every country in the world having agreed to it. "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris," he said.…
          ACA open enrollment for health insurance rolls into final weeks      Cache   Translate Page      

You might not have heard that open enrollment for plans in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace ends Sat., Dec. 15.

In 2017, President Donald Trump slashed the marketing budget for open enrollment by 90 percent, and it remains that low for 2018. It's likely you haven't seen many ads to remind citizens to sign up for their government-run health insurance.…

          Swastikas and anti-Semitic vandalism found in book in CMU library      Cache   Translate Page      
Carnegie Mellon University officials condemn the anti-Semitic vandalism and are investigating the incident. Carnegie Mellon University sophomore Adira Rosen recently wrote a paper on a Yiddish Play called God of Vengeance for a drama class. For her research, she visited CMU’s Hunt Library on Nov. 29 to check out The Passing Game, a book that explores how Judaism and the LGBTQ community intersect in theater.…
          After $205 million and three years of construction, Carnegie Mellon University's David A. Tepper Quad is complete      Cache   Translate Page      
It's a praiseworthy achievement across many of its stated goals, but it also falls terribly short in some crucial areas of architecture. After $205 million and three years of construction, Carnegie Mellon University's David A. Tepper Quad is complete.…
          This holiday season, give the gift of a talking wine bottle that delivers lectures on Australian history.      Cache   Translate Page      
Visually, the video resembles one of those talking paintings from Harry Potter, the torso relatively stiff as the head bobs and turns expressively. This holiday season, give the gift of a talking wine bottle that delivers lectures on Australian history.  A new app called Living Wine Labels allows users to bring wine labels to life — or at the very least, animate them.…
          Point Park’s Conservatory Dance Company to christen new PNC Theatre with star-studded production      Cache   Translate Page      
With such a lineup of choreographers and works, the production has the potential to be one of the year’s best. It took more than two years to renovate Point Park University's new state-of-the-art Pittsburgh Playhouse, adding the 550-seat PNC Theatre and a 2,738-square-foot soundstage, among other new features.…
          Abstract photography exhibits open at Silver Eye Dec. 6      Cache   Translate Page      
The In-Between by Trisha Holt and Door Into the Dark by Lauren Semivan explore abstract photography in contrasting ways. Photography is a medium that more or less captures the world as it is, but two new exhibits at the Silver Eye Center for Photography showcase the more abstract side of the form.…
          Holiday Movie Advent day 4: The Ultimate Christmas Present      Cache   Translate Page      
Two kids wreak havoc on Christmas by making it snow in Los Angeles. In the spirit of the holiday season, Pittsburgh City Paper presents a holiday movie advent calendar. One holiday movie review, every day 'til Christmas (probably).…
          Omri Casspi condemns anti-Semitism after Pittsburgh shooting      Cache   Translate Page      
צילום: אורן אהרוני
Following the deadly Tree of Life Synagogue attack, Jewish athletes, for whom the shooting hit especially hard, speak about what it means to be Jewish in sports; while some consider the phenomenon as fact of life, others wear Jewish symbols to show their supports for Israel.
          BAIR, STEWART EDWIN      Cache   Translate Page      
BAIR STEWART EDWIN Age 67, of Pittsburgh, on Monday, December 3, 2018. Loving husband of Deborah L. (Wilke) Bair; son of the late Carl Edwin Bair...
          BURKE, JOANNE M.      Cache   Translate Page      
BURKE JOANNE M. Age 85, of Seven Fields, formerly Joanne M. Wehrle of East Pittsburgh, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Born in...
          HELBLING, Sr. KATHLEEN      Cache   Translate Page      
HELBLING SR. KATHLEEN (Sister M. Raphael) a Pittsburgh Sister of Mercy for 84 years, died at the Convent of Mercy on Sunday, December 2, 2018....
          LISKEY, JOAN M.      Cache   Translate Page      
LISKEY JOAN M. Age 63, of Middletown, formerly of Pittsburgh,entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the HCP Carolyn House,...
          PATTERSON, JULIA MARIE (RAYSICH)      Cache   Translate Page      
PATTERSON JULIA MARIE (RAYSICH) Age 88 of Pittsburgh, on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Loving mother of Bernard Storer and James (Janet) Storer;...
          STIMMEL III, WILLIAM S.      Cache   Translate Page      
STIMMEL WILLIAM S., III Age 80, of Stahlstown, died Monday, December 3, 2018 at his home. He was born July 29, 1938 in Pittsburgh, a son of the...
          THIBADEAU, MARY LAUREL      Cache   Translate Page      
THIBADEAU MARY LAUREL (1983-2018) Mary Laurel Thibadeau died on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA after a valiant battle with cancer. Ms....
          Free Will Astrology      Cache   Translate Page      
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): …
          7 Days of Concerts      Cache   Translate Page      
Thursday OAR 7 p.m.…
          Get Hip Recordings is over 30 years old, yet its new store is relatively unknown      Cache   Translate Page      
The best Pittsburgh record store/venue/recording label you’ve never heard of Despite being in business for more than three decades — churning out more than 20,000 independent titles from artists like Pow Wows, Bobkat ’65, and The Mullens – Get Hip Recordings still manages to fly under the radar.…
          Dear Hallmark: Please make this cheesy Hanukkah movie!      Cache   Translate Page      
Love and Latkes is the story of a lovable klutz named Rebecca who accidentally starts fires There are infinite Christmas movies currently available, and for those who don’t celebrate the holiday, it can be a bummer.…
          Gab Bonesso gets mansplained at Best Buy, twice      Cache   Translate Page      
Gab Bonesso gets mansplained at Best Buy, twice Recently, I decided to invest a little money in some film equipment.…
          To keep admission free, Handmade Arcade kicks off a day early with The Cutting Edge fundraiser      Cache   Translate Page      
For $30, you can shop from vendors before they open to the public and participate in hands-on activities. Handmade Arcade doesn’t just reward folks looking for unique gifts, it benefits local artists.…
          John Waters promises new jeers and cheers for A John Waters' Christmas: Holier & Dirtier      Cache   Translate Page      
“I think people should go trick-or-treating at Christmas. Just mix everything up.” John Waters returns to Pittsburgh for the latest installment of his gleefully provocative holiday spoken-word show, A John Waters'" Christmas: Holier & Dirtier.…
          Longturn Music makes a home for the house and techno community      Cache   Translate Page      
“We’re not thinking ‘How are we going to make money?’ We’re thinking ‘How are we going to make this an awesome time?’” None of the four founders of DJ union Longturn Music are from Pittsburgh.…
          Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali, the subject of The Monk of Mokha, appear at Carnegie Music Hall Dec. 10      Cache   Translate Page      
It's the story of immigration, war, and coffee The price of a cup of Port of Mokha coffee is about $16.…
          Restaurant Review: Alquisiras Paleteria      Cache   Translate Page      
Among an ever-changing menu, dessert is the main draw The vibrant interior of Beechview’s Alquisiras Paleteria transported me from a gray, harsh street to an inviting room filled with a rainbow of popsicles and buckets of homemade ice cream. …
          Dumplin’ is a heartwarming movie about body image, pageants, and Dolly Parton      Cache   Translate Page      
The corniness doesn’t hinder the movie’s goals, nor is it done on accident Dolly Parton is the patron saint of garish self-acceptance.…
          Letter from a Gen-Xer      Cache   Translate Page      
"We are used to being in between." Greetings from one of the 65 million people born in the U.S. between 1965-1980, lovingly known as Generation X. We are like a tennis net between the rallies back in forth, watching balls hurled between Baby Boomers: “You kids are spoiled and don’t know anything!” and Millennials: “You’re spoiled and you ruined everything!”…
          L'exploit de Patric Hornqvist      Cache   Translate Page      
NHL: un hat trick en 2'47''
Ancien pigiste de Red Ice, Patric Hornqvist a signé un authentique exploit lors du succès 6-3 de Pittsburgh devant Colorado: le Suédois a réussi un hat trick en l'espace de 2'47''.

(ats) Face à une équipe qui avait fait le choix de ne pas aligner Sven Andrighetto, le Suédois a frappé lors de l'ultime période.


          Photo Essay: Reflecting on the Tree of Life (in Jewish symbolism) after the horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue      Cache   Translate Page      
By Ruth Ellen Gruber With the horrific attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, we have been reflecting on this potent Jewish symbol, often used to refer to the Torah, and often used in Jewish ritual art. The Etz Hayim Hi, sung in synagogue when placing the Torah back in the Ark, goes […]
          Applications Open: 1st US Regional Nahum Goldman Fellowship      Cache   Translate Page      
Recent events in North America, including the mass shooting at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, have created a great deal of individual, communal, and political soul-searching for American Jews. Consequently, the MFJC will be hosting its first ever Regional Nahum Goldman Fellowship in the United States, for young Jewish leaders ages 25-40 currently living […]
          A New Paradigm      Cache   Translate Page      
[This essay is from The Peoplehood Papers, volume 23 – “The Israeli Diaspora – a Peoplehood Perspective” – published by the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education.] By Nachman Shai We must not allow the anti-Semitic murder in Pittsburgh to cast a dark shadow over the relations between Israel and the Jewish community in the United […]
          Patric Hornqvist hat trick buries Avalanche      Cache   Translate Page      
Patric Hornqvist’s natural hat trick in the third period powered the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night.The Avalanche had erased a ...
          Man, Woman Wounded In Manchester Double Shooting      Cache   Translate Page      
Two people were rushed to the hospital overnight after a double shooting in the city’s Manchester neighborhood.
          America's Dark History Of Organized Anti-Semitism Re-emerges In Today's Far-right Groups       Cache   Translate Page      

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Bradley W. Hart, California State University, Fresno

Hours after Robert Bowers allegedly walked into a Pittsburgh synagogue and killed 11 people, investigators told the media that Bowers appeared to have acted alone and fit what experts call the "lone mass shooter profile."

Read more ...


          Elina De Santos Directs World Premiere Of A MISUNDERSTANDING      Cache   Translate Page      

Understand you? I don't even understand myself. Elina de Santos directs a playful play of ideas that challenges our fundamental understanding of reality. The world premiere of A Misunderstanding by Matt Chait (Disinherit the Wind) opens on Friday, Jan. 4 at The Complex in Hollywood, where performances continue through Feb. 3. Leave all your preconceived notions at the door... this play is sure to turn them inside out.

In today's ever-increasingly partisan world, A Misunderstanding offers a philosophical and humorous exploration of the misunderstandings that arise when people with radically different world views become wary of one another and unable to communicate.

"I'm always interested in the big questions," says de Santos. "What is life? Do we have a soul? Is there intelligent design? Matt Chait's play asks these questions and dramatizes them in a story about a man wanting to be heard who finds much more."

Challenging one another's perceptions in A Misunderstanding are Bertram Cates, a biology professor who has been dismissed from the University of California for sharing his spiritual views with his science students (played by Chait, whose resume includes over 100 plays on and off Broadway, at theaters including American Place Theatre, Cafe LaMama, Manhattan Theatre Club, Theatre Company of Boston, National Playwright's Conference, Eugene O'Neil Foundation and more); Joshua Brownstein, head of the University's biology department (Bruce Katzman, whose numerous credits include the Tony Award-winning revival of Cabaret on Broadway and Way to Heaven at the Odyssey); Brownstein's daughter, Melinda, portrayed by Amy-Helene Carlson (Heavenly Bodies at the Player's Theatre, Bachelorette at BrooklynONE, both in NYC); and graduate student Howard Blair, played by Dennis Renard (Baby Eyes at Playwrights Arena, 12 Angry Men at Laguna Playhouse).

Audiences might recognize the character names from Chait's previous play, Disinherit the Wind - a work that reviewers called "fascinating" (Stage Raw); "gripping" (LA Splash); "intense and compelling" (Los Angeles Post Examiner); "entertaining, moving and thoughtful (The World Through Night-Tinted Glasses); "provocative" (Theatre Notes); and "genuine and profound" (Colorado Boulevard). A Misunderstanding is a spin-off of sorts, presenting a similar situation - a face-off between opposing belief systems - but from a completely different perspective.

According to Chait, "A Misunderstanding is about the essence of reality itself, and about the difficulty people have in understanding one another when the lens through which they view reality differs. Although my head was very much at work in the writing, so was my heart and my sense of humor."

In addition to his playwriting and acting credits, Chait has taught acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and at UCLA, and had his own acting studio for over 20 years. In 1990, he purchased what was then the Richmond Shepard Theatre Studios and expanded that into The Complex. He is the recipient of a Charlie Award from the Hollywood Arts Council and proclamations from Eric Garcetti, Paul Koretz and Mitch O'Farrell for his contributions to the theater community of Los Angeles.

Elina de Santos is co-artistic director of Rogue Machine Theatre. She has directed world premieres of Hostage by Michelle Kohlos Brooks, Family Riots by Gideon Jeph Wabvuta, In the Valley of the Shadow by Katherine Cortez, Dirty Filthy Love Story by Rob Mersola, Nice Things by Vince Melocchi, Razorback by John Pollono, Church & State by Jason Odell Williams, Yard Sale Signs by Jennie Webb and The Sexual Life of Savages by Ian McDonald; the American premiere of Daytona by Oliver Cotton; West Coast premieres of Smart Love by Brian Letscher (upcoming in 2019 at PRT), Bhutan by Daisy Foote, Falling by Deanna Jent, Nicolas Wright's Vincent in Brixton (Pasadena Playhouse) and New Jerusalem by David Ives; and L.A. premieres of Stop Kiss by Diana Son (co-director, Matthew Elkins), David Mamet's Speed the Plow and Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance. A small sampling of other directing credits includes Broken Glass, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller; Awake & Sing! (in 1994-95 and again in 2015-16 at the Odyssey, as well as at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and Pittsburgh Public Theatre) and Rocket to the Moon by Clifford Odets; Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending (LADCC Award for direction), A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, Orphans by Lyle Kessler (OC Weekly Award for best production), and Romeo & Juliet: Circus Verona (Deaf West Theatre). Elina is the recipient of the Milton Katselas Award for career achievement in direction from the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle.

The creative team for A Misunderstanding includes set designer Todd Faux, lighting designer Leigh Allen, sound designer Ross Chait, costume designer Michael Mullen, graphic designer Kiff Scholl and casting director Michael Donovan. The production manager is Matthew Herrmann, and the stage manager is Tempest Rockbell. A Misunderstanding is presented by Rubidor Productions.

Performances of A Misunderstanding take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. from Jan. 4 through Feb. 3. There will be two preview performances, on Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Thursday, Jan. 3, both at 8 p.m. Tickets to all performances except opening night (Jan. 4) and previews are $30 general admission and $15 for students and seniors. All tickets on Jan. 4 are $45 and include a post-performance reception with the actors; tickets to previews are $15. The Complex is located at 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038. To purchase tickets, call (323) 960-4418 or go to www.plays411.com/misunderstanding.


          APPRENTICESHIP      Cache   Translate Page      
PA-Aliquippa, A P P R E NTI C E S H I P The Joint Apprenticeship Committee of the Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #2, Pittsburgh, PA is accepting applications for consideration towards apprenticeship in the Mechanical System Insulator and Asbestos Worker Trade. Applications are accepted without regard to Race, Religion, Nation Origin, Sex, Age or Disability. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 y
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PA-Pittsburgh, Full-Time Police Of?cer The Borough of Mt. Oliver is accepting applications for Full-Time Police Of?cer. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid driver's license, and have their current Act 120 certi?cation. Applications are available online at www.mtoliver.com/about /employment or at the Borough Building, 150 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh PA, 15210. Business hours are Monday t
          Half Staff America      Cache   Translate Page      
SOMERSET, KY. — A chilly wind again whipped the flags flying at half staff here in central Kentucky. This time it was for George Bush, who died on Friday. Three weeks ago Jews were massacred in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Collegians were massacred in a bar and dance hall near Los Angeles. The two tragedies are …
          Hornqvist’s natural hat trick leads Penguins by Colorado 6-3      Cache   Translate Page      
PITTSBURGH — There isn't a lot of finesse in Patric Hornqvist's game. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward understands his job is to get to the places on the ice that not everyone wants to go, set up camp there and make something happen. His team in […]
          Physician - Radiation Oncologist - Allegheny Health Network - Pittsburgh, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
Description The Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute Division of Radiation Oncology based at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA is actively...
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          Physician-Stroke Neurologist - Allegheny Health Network - Pittsburgh, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
Ashley Fusco, Physician Recruiter, Ashley.Fusco@AHN.org. The Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Neuroscience Institute, Cerebrovascular Center is seeking a Vascular...
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          Physician - Radiation Oncologist - Highmark Health - Pittsburgh, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
All applications (cover letter with a specific academic/clinical interest, and CV including 3 references) should be emailed to Physician Recruiter, Ashley Fusco...
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          Physician-Stroke Neurologist - Highmark Health - Pittsburgh, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
Ashley Fusco, Physician Recruiter, Ashley.Fusco@AHN.org. Allegheny Health Network....
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          PA Supreme Court Finds Employers Must Protect Their Employees’ Personal Data      Cache   Translate Page      
A few months ago I wrote about the Third Circuit Court of Appeal’s avoidance of ruling on whether employers have a duty to protect their employees’ personal information. We now have an answer to that question (at least in this Commonwealth) from Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court: Yes, yes it does. On the eve of Thanksgiving the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released its decision in Dittman v. UPMC. This lawsuit was brought by employees of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center over a data breach that leaked the employees’ names, birth dates, social security numbers, and bank account information. But the existence of a duty by UPMC to protect this personal information remained in doubt. The Court ended this debate by ruling: an employer has a legal duty to exercise reasonable care to safeguard its employees’ sensitive personal information stored by the employer on an internet-accessible computer system. For employees, this is a decision that should be…
          Kopp Glass, Inc. Names Dr. Elie Saad as Next Chief Executive Officer      Cache   Translate Page      
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (November 29, 2018)&mdash;Dr. Elie Saad will become the President and CEO of Kopp Glass, Inc. effective December 1, 2018. Saad succeeds Grant Wirth who is retiring after a decade of innovative and prosperous leadership of the company. Wirth will continue to serve the company as chairman of the Board following his retirement. About Saad&rsquo;s appointment, Wirth said, &ldquo;He brings to us an impressive combination of expertise and leadership experience that will...
          McCandless Police Searching For Missing 11-Year-Old Girl      Cache   Translate Page      
Police in McCandless are searching for a young girl who disappeared late Tuesday night.
          PTL Links: Dec. 5, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Some of today's guests/topics include: What's New Dr. Frank?, Highland Titles, and Cooking with Rania! Click for more information about today's guests!
          Rania’s Recipes: Holiday Crafts, Cocktails And Much More      Cache   Translate Page      
This week, Rania Harris is in the Pittsburgh Today Live kitchen getting festive for the holiday season!
          Police: Carjacker Arrested After Stealing Car With Baby Inside, Crashing      Cache   Translate Page      
Authorities say a man carjacked a vehicle with a baby inside and later crashed the car, but the child was not injured.
          PennDOT To Close Section Of Parkway East During Christmas Holiday      Cache   Translate Page      
PennDOT will be closing a section of the Parkway East at the end of the month.
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Cold temperatures and snowy conditions have created some slick driving conditions about the area.
          Florida Outlasts West Virginia In Jimmy V Classic, 66-56      Cache   Translate Page      
Kevaughn Allen scored a game-high 19 points to lead Florida to a 66-56 win over West Virginia in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
          Patric Hornqvist scores Penguins’ fastest hat trick on hat night      Cache   Translate Page      
He needed just 2:47 to score his three goals resulting in Pittsburgh Penguins fans covering the ice in free hats.
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Welcome to Anaheim, @sprong11! We’ve acquired him from Pittsburgh for defenseman Marcus Pettersson. Please follow me: -@anaheimducks_great
          InventHelp Inventor Develops an Easy to Enjoy Coffee Bag (SDB-1306)      Cache   Translate Page      

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- "I have found cold brewing coffee creates quite a mess. In addition, while I always carry tea bags with me, I would rather enjoy coffee when away from home," said an inventor from San Diego, California. "This inspired me to develop a lightweight...


          Fantasy Football Week 13 Automated Insights Recap      Cache   Translate Page      
12 team half ppr Yahoo league - 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 W/R/T, 1 K, 1 DST

Last week, I broke down a must win Week 13 matchup for me to reach the fantasy football playoffs in this league. I won!

San Francisco 49ers rookie WR is just 3% owned in Yahoo fantasy football and scored two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks secondary. That makes it 206 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the last two weeks as Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon are out. He goes against the Denver Broncos defense in Week 14 and they just lost their best CB in Chris Harris. Sure, Nick Mullins (414 passing yards in Week 13) is his QB, but Pettis has proven to be an excellent route runner and extremely difficult to cover. Expect him to be one of the most added players on waiver come Wednesday.

Another 49er to consider on waivers, Jeff Wilson Jr. (undrafted out of North Texas), came in for an injured Matt Breida and rushed 15 times for 61 yards and caught eight passes for 73 yards.

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost James Conner to an ankle injury in Week 13 and he is officially out Week 14 vs the Oakland Raiders. Hello Jaylen Samuels, who will lineup in the Steelers backfield but is TE eligible on Yahoo! If you miss on Samuels, put in a waiver claim for Stevan Ridley.

Chase Edmonds vultured two touchdowns away from David Johnson in Week 13!

Good luck in the fantasy football playoffs!

Fantasy Football Week 14 Rankings

Fantasy Football Week 13 Automated Insights Recap
  • Jameis Winston scored 22.76 points, the third-highest score for a QB this week
  • Russell Wilson had a 52-yard touchdown pass and a 45-yard pass
  • Drew Brees had a 30-yard touchdown pass
  • Tom Brady had a 24-yard touchdown pass and a 42-yard pass
  • Dalvin Cook (84 Rush Yds, 22 Rec Yds) scored 14.6 points against the Patriots in Week 13. His scoring output was 16.5% more than his 12.53-point projection and was much higher than his 5.08-point season scoring average. Cook will face the Seahawks next week
  • Adrian Peterson had a 90-yard touchdown run
  • Tarik Cohen had a 46-yard catch
  • Phillip Lindsay had a 65-yard touchdown run
  • Golden Tate (7 Rec, 85 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD) scored 20 points in a 28-13 win over the Redskins in Week 13. His scoring output more-than-doubled his 9.76-point projection and was much higher than his 10.02-point season scoring average. Tate ranks #77 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Cowboys next week
  • Dante Pettis (5 Rec, 129 Rec Yds, 2 Rec TDs) scored 27.2 points against the Seahawks in Week 13. His scoring output nearly quadrupled his 6.88-point projection and was much higher than his 15.63-point season scoring average. Pettis will face the Broncos next week
  • Keenan Allen (29.8 points) recorded the highest score for a wideout this week
  • Odell Beckham Jr. had a 49-yard touchdown pass
  • Tyler Lockett had a 52-yard touchdown catch
  • Courtland Sutton had a 30-yard touchdown catch
  • Antonio Brown had a 28-yard touchdown catch and a 46-yard catch
  • Josh Gordon had a 24-yard touchdown catch
  • Jared Cook overachieved for the fifth time this season, scoring 19.5 points against his 7.66-point projection. During a 40-33 loss to the Chiefs, he caught 7 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Cook ranks #73 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Steelers next week
  • The Seahawks defense scored 16 points in a 43-16 win over the 49ers to beat their 9.86-point projection. They allowed 16 points, surrendered 452 yards, and forced 3 turnovers to beat their projection by the highest percentage of any player on KeithyP this week. Next week, the Seahawks will go up against the Vikings
  • The Giants defense (27 Pts Allowed, 376 Yds Allowed, 3 Turnovers) scored 17 points against the Bears in Week 13. Their scoring output nearly tripled their 5.93-point projection and was much higher than their 8.75-point season scoring average. The Giants defense will face the Redskins next week

          Drilling the Utica Shale in PA & WV – Leveraging Stacked Plays      Cache   Translate Page      
Last week MDN friend and ace reporter Rick Stouffer from Kallanish Energy hosted a one-day event in Pittsburgh called “Kallanish... Continue reading
          12/5 Through the 1940’s: Big Poison Released; Westlake, LaPalme, Fiddler, Adams Become Bucs; HBD Pink, Bill, Snake & Frank      Cache   Translate Page      
  • 1868 - C Frank Bowerman was born in Romeo, Michigan. He spent a couple of his 15 pro seasons, 1898-99, in Pittsburgh, batting .265 while throwing out 49.5% of attempted base stealers and also playing 1B. But Bowerman had a hair trigger temper, once giving manager Fred Clarke a shiner during a brawl, and incidents like that led to a short stay in the Steel City. 
Snake Wiltse 1902 (photo via Library of Congress)
  • 1871 - LHP Lewis “Snake” Wiltse was born in Bouckville, New York. He began his brief three-year stay in the show with Pittsburgh in 1901. Snake put up a line of 1-4/4.26 and was released in July, signing with the Philly Athletics. He also tossed for the Orioles and NY Highlanders before being sent down in May of 1903, then toiling in the minors through the 1910 campaign. Wiltse might have done better as a position player. His MLB line from the hill was 29-31/4.59, but at the plate he compiled a .278 lifetime BA; Baltimore played him at first, in the OF and even at second base once. Snake got his nickname in the minors thx to his twisty delivery. Wiltse family tree roots: Snake’s brother was George “Hooks” Wiltse, who pitched for 12 big-league seasons. Hooks featured a killer curve but earned his moniker because he caught everything as a fielder, showing off great “hooks” (hands). 
  • 1872 - RHP Emerson “Pink” Hawley was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He tossed for Pittsburgh from 1895-97 with a slash line of 71-61 and a 3.76 ERA. He was a workhorse, appearing in 56 games in 1895 while throwing 444-⅓ innings, both league-leading numbers. Pink was a stand up guy, once turning down a bribe to throw a game. But he came from good stock. His ancestor was the noted essayist Major Joseph Hawley, who joined with Samuel Adams and James Otis, Jr., as a revolutionary leader during the Stamp Act/Boston Tea Party era. Pink is his given middle name; he was part of a set of twins, and his family, as the story goes, put a blue ribbon on his brother and a pink one on Emerson so they could tell them apart. Fact of the day: The ribbon color really didn’t mean much. Up until the baby boomers came along, baby’s clothes colors were either considered sex-neutral or if anything, the opposite of today, with pink for boys and blue for girls. 
  • 1922 - OF Bill Rodgers was born in Harrisburg. Bill was a wartime special - he played for the Bucs from 1944-45, got into three games and went 2-for-5 with one run scored. Rodgers was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1946, but never again made it to the major leagues, spending nine years on various farm clubs. 
  • 1922 - The Pirates sent RHP Fred “Sheriff” Blake, OF Ray Rohwer and $15,000 to Seattle of the Pacific Coast League for IF Spencer Adams. After a year with Seattle, Blake went on to pitch nine MLB seasons while Rowher became a PCL fixture, playing in the league through 1931. Adams spent a year in Pittsburgh (.250 BA in 56 AB) before being traded back to the PCL (Oakland this time), and later played three more big league seasons as a backup.
Paul Waner 1989 Pacific Legends
  • 1940 - Paul Waner was released by the Pirates. The Hall of Fame OF’er played 15 seasons in Pittsburgh, hitting .340 with 2,868 hits, 1,627 runs and 1,309 RBI. A party hearty type, Waner was famous for his ability to hit hung over. He gave up the bottle for a year in 1938 at management’s request, and only hit .280, the first time he failed to reach .300+. Needless to say, the teetotaler experiment ended after that campaign. Another bit of lore was that the Bucs discovered he was nearsighted late in his career and made him wear glasses. He gave those up when he found the large fuzzy object he had been swinging at all those years turned into a small spinning BB that was nearly impossible to hit when he had his peepers on. Paul and his younger brother Lloyd (Little Poison), one of baseball’s premier sibling duos, hold the career record for hits by brothers with 5,611. 
  • 1946 - The Bucs sent Johnny Hutchings and $35,000 to Oakland of the PCL for OF Wally Westlake. Wally spent 1947-51 as the Bucs starting outfielder, mostly in center and right, hitting .281 with one All-Star nod before being traded to St. Louis. He played through 1956, although he only had one strong season after he left the Pirates. It was a busy day; they also swapped LHP Al Gerheauser to the St. Louis Browns for IF Eddie “The Fiddler” Basinski. Al worked one more season and The Fiddler hit .199 for the Bucs in his final MLB campaign. Finally, they sold OF Tommy O’Brien to the Cards. He spent four years in the minors, then came back for parts (61 games total) of two final MLB tours in 1949-50. 
  • 1949 - The Bucs took LHP Paul LaPalme from the Boston Braves in the minor league draft. Lefty gave the Bucs four years of service, slashing 14-33-2/4.99 for the terrible Pirates clubs of the early fifties. LaPalme went to the Cards after the ‘54 season, and was converted to a reliever. He lasted three more years, and with better teams and a consistent role, put up a line of 10-12-11/3.29.

          12/5 From 1950: Long, Romo Become Bucs; Bream & Gang Leave; No Rose or Hassler; RIP Joe; HBD Sam & Tony      Cache   Translate Page      
  • 1951 - Pittsburgh purchased 1B Dale Long from the St. Louis Browns. After 10 games, he was released and the Browns reclaimed him. Then in December, they sold him back to the Bucs, who stashed him the minors for three years while he smacked 91 dingers. In the next 2-1/2 years and 400 games, he was with the big club, banging out 64 long balls, including an eight-game homer streak in 1956, before being part of a trade with the Cubs in 1957.
Sammy Khalifa 1987 Topps
  • 1963 - SS Sam Khalifa was born in Fontana, California. Khalifa was a first round pick (#7 overall) from Arizona’s Sahuaro HS, but in his three year MLB career, all as a Pirate (1985-87), he hit just .219. He’ll go down in the history books as the first player of Egyptian ancestry to play major league baseball. 
  • 1966 - Coach Tony Beasley was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A minor league infielder who spent time with the Pirates, Beasley became a farm coach/manager in the Bucco organization after his playing days. Starting out as a player/coach and roving batting instructor in 1998, Beasley then managed in the Pirates system for the next five seasons, making the playoffs every year. Tony became the Pirates roving minor league infield instructor (he was considered instrumental in the transition of Neil Walker into a second baseman) and was named third base coach in 2008 by John Russell. After JR left after 2010, Beasley spent four seasons in the Washington organization before getting the call from Jeff Banister to become the third base coach of the Texas Rangers. In 2016, he was diagnosed with cancer. After surgery and chemo, he was back in uniform at Arlington, albeit primarily as a quality control coach. 
  • 1973 - The Pirates did some addition by subtraction: LHP Luke Walker was sold to the Tigers, RHP Chris Zachary was sent to the Phils for UTIL Pete Koegel (whose last MLB outing was in 1972, with no more to come) and a couple of days later, RHP Bob Johnson was flipped to Cleveland for career minor leaguer OF Bill Flowers. Johnson worked 29 more games in two seasons, Walker lasted one year with Motown, and Zachary never appeared in another MLB game.  
  • 1978 - 37-year-old Pete Rose signed a four-year, $3.2 million deal with the Phillies. He had been hotly pursued in free agency by several clubs including the Bucs, and owner Dan Galbreath had even invited Rose to his Columbus home & the Darby Dan stables in Lexington. The Pirates admitted that their cash offer was half that of the Phillies, and their equine lure fell short. Rose had told the Pittsburgh Press a week earlier that “The Galbreaths may offer me a couple of horses, but in the end it will come down to dollars and cents.” 
Enrique Romo 1982 Topps
  • 1978 - Pitchers Enrique Romo and Rick Jones along with shortstop Tom McMillan were sent to the Pirates by Seattle, which got pitchers Rafael Vasquez, Odell Jones and shortstop Mario Mendoza in return. Romo pitched four years for the Pirates (1979-82) pretty effectively, going 25-16-26/3.56 and was part of the 1979 World Series club. Romo only tossed six seasons total in the MLB, but with good reason - he started late. He pitched 11 seasons in Mexican baseball prior to making his major league debut for the Mariners in 1977 at the age of 29. McMillan and Jones both ended up minor league players. Jones tossed six more years, including a brief 1981 return to Pittsburgh, Mendoza played for four more seasons and Vasquez appeared in nine 1979 games for Seattle, which proved to be his MLB career. 
  • 1978 - The Pittsburgh Press published a rumor mill report that the Pirates had offered the Red Sox Jerry Reuss for Andy Hassler. That swap fell through, but the Bucs came up roses when they traded the lefty to LA in April of 1979 for Rick Rhoden and then signed Hassler as a free agent to work the 1980 campaign. 
  • 1990 - The Atlanta Braves signed Bucco free agent 1B Sid Bream to a three year/$5.6M contract. The Pirates reportedly offered three years/$4.5M, but aside from the financial gap, the FO was leery of Sid’s knees plus Bream wanted a no-trade clause. Manager Jim Leyland was a fan of his, and told the Pittsburgh Press that “I just feel terrible that he left. I think it was a mistake not signing him...I’m not looking at this like we lost Babe Ruth. But he stood for something,” referring to Bream’s All-American demeanor helping to restore the Pirates image after the drug scandals. The heir-apparent at first was bench bat Carmelo Martinez going into camp, but he lost the job to Orlando Merced. 
Joe Lonnett 1977 Pirates promo
  • 2011 - Pirates coach Joe Lonnett, 87, passed away in Beaver Falls after battling Alzheimer's Disease. Joe, who spent four years in MLB, met future Bucco manager Chuck Tanner in 1957 on a barnstorming tour. The two were about the same age, born 25 miles apart (Lonnett in Beaver Falls, Tanner in New Castle) and hit it off. Chuck told him that if he made it as a manger, he’d call. Tanner did both and Joe was with him beginning in 1971 at Chicago, Oakland and Pittsburgh (1977-84). Lonnett handled third base and as an ex-catcher tutored Ed Ott and Steve Nicosia. After Tanner left Pittsburgh, Joe dabbled a little in managing at the lower levels and then spent his later years as a scout and roving instructor for Pittsburgh and Toronto. He was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

          12/4: Big Poison MVP; Sluggo, Spanky, Brandt, McKinnon Deals; AVS-GG; HBD Big Joe, Johnny & Ted      Cache   Translate Page      
  • 1886 - The St. Louis Maroons traded 1B Alex McKinnon to Pittsburgh for 1B Otto Schomberg and $400. Schomberg was the Alleghenys starting first sacker who had some power and a great eye, but the 30-year-old McKinnon was considered a potential star. The Boston native was hitting .340 for the Pittsburgh club in July when he contracted typhoid fever and died 20 days after his last game. 
  • 1892 - RHP Johnny Meador was born in Madison, North Carolina. After a good season at Galveston in the Texas League, the Bucs brought him up in 1920. He went 0-2/4.21, and perhaps saw the handwriting on the wall when he left the team in July to play for independent Oil City, getting a $2,000 bonus for jumping ship and a two-year contract for $3,000 annually. C Cliff Lee was rumored to join him, causing the Pirates to give him a mid-season raise (he had leverage beyond Oil City’s offer; he was also the only healthy catcher on the roster at the time) and sending owner Barney Dreyfuss into a tizzy, threatening to sue the outlaw OC club for raiding his team. Meador never returned to MLB after switching leagues. 
Ted Toles 2014 (image Ronnie Joyner via "Living on Borrowed Time...")
  • 1925 - LHP/OF Ted Toles was born in Newton Falls, Ohio, near Warren. His pro baseball career began in 1946 with the Pittsburgh Crawfords and after a brief Negro League career, he played for the minor league affiliates of the Cleveland Indians (including a stop with the New Castle Indians in 1951), New York Yankees and Philadelphia Athletics. Ted also toured with the Jackie Robinson All-Stars with Robinson, Lary Doby, Satchel Paige and teammate Willie Pope when they barnstormed against different MLB all-star teams during the offseason. Toles was one of the last remaining links to the Negro Leagues and was featured in the book “Living on Borrowed Time: The Life and Times of Negro League Player Ted Toles Jr.” before passing away in April of 2016. 
  • 1927 - OF Paul "Big Poison" Waner finished ahead of the Card's Fordham Flash, Frankie Frisch, for NL MVP honors by 72 votes to 66; Rogers Hornsby made it a three-man race with his 54 votes. In his second year in the show, Waner hit .380, tops in the NL, led the league with 131 RBI, scored 114 runs and banged out a MLB-best 237 hits to lead Pittsburgh to the senior circuit title. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1952. 
  • 1936 - The Brooklyn Dodgers traded LHP Ed Brandt to the Pirates for IF Cookie Lavagetto and LHP Ralph “Lefty” Birkofer. Brandt lasted two years with the Bucs as a swingman, going 16-14/3.23 before he retired at age 34 after 11 MLB campaigns. While here, he tied a Bucco mark held by several by winning three 1-0 games in 1937, a record no Pirate has matched since. Lavagetto started for the next five years, hitting .275 for Brooklyn and making four All-Star teams before losing four years to the Second World War. Lefty made 11 appearances for the Dodgers in 1937, his last year of MLB ball. 
  • 1973 - The Pirates traded P Nelson Briles and IF Fernando Gonzalez to the KC Royals for UT Ed “Spanky” Kirkpatrick, IF Kurt Bevacqua and minor league 1B Winston Cole. Briles lasted five more seasons, but posted an ERA under four just once in that span while none of the others became everyday contributors, though Spanky hung around as a utility guy with the Bucs until 1977, batting .236 over that time. 
Sluggo 1995 Flair
  • 1989 - The Pirates picked up C Don Slaught from the Yankees for RHPs Jeff Robinson and farmhand Willie Smith after New York had first turned down a reported package of RHP Randy Kramer and C Tom Prince. Slaught would form a platoon tandem with Spanky LaValliere through 1992, and remained with the Bucs until 1996 after being injured during most of the 1995 campaign, hitting .305 during his Pittsburgh tenure. Sluggo played for the Royals, Rangers, Yankees, Pirates, Angels, White Sox, and Padres in his 16-year career; a catcher with a .283 lifetime BA has an awfully long shelf life in MLB. Robinson tossed for three more seasons in the AL, while Smith threw seven frames in 1994 in his only taste of the show. 
  • 1990 - CF Andy Van Slyke won his second straight Gold Glove and LF Barry Bonds earned his first. Barry’s dad Bobby had won GG’s in the seventies, and they became the first father-and-son team to be honored with the award. 
  • 1992 - RHP Joe Musgrove was born in El Cajon, California. He was taken out of high school in the first round (46th overall) of the 2011 draft and was sent to the Astros in 2012 as part of the JA Happ trade. He debuted in 2016 for Houston and a year later he was plugged into the rotation but had a rough go. Joe went on the DL with arm soreness, returned and was sent to the pen, where he excelled, winning a World Series game. The Bucs got Musgrove in 2018 as a part of the Gerrit Cole trade with the ‘Stros, and after missing time with a sore shoulder, he joined the starting five in late May, posting a 6-9/4.06 line.

          12/3 Through the 1940's: Basgall, Fussell Deals; Elbie Goes; No Go Van Mungo; RIP Lefty; HBD Hickory, James, Suitcase & Lou      Cache   Translate Page      
  • 1878 - RHP Walt “Hickory” Dickson was born in New Summerfield, Texas. Hickory never tossed for the Pirates, but did spend the last two years of his career with the Pittsburgh Rebels of the Federal League between 1914-15. He worked 67 games for the Rebs, going 16-24-1, 3.44 pitching at the ages of 35 & 36. Dickson’s MLB claim to history is rather dubious: in his first full year in the show in 1912, he started 18 straight games that his team, the Boston Braves, lost. It took 95 years for the Brewers’ Dave Capuano to break that mark. But in the minors, he once tossed back-to-back, complete game, five-hit shutouts on the same day at the end of the season for his Cleburne team against second place Fort Worth; it’s said that Fort Worth was so discouraged after the twin bill by their performance against him that they forfeited the championship series against first place Cleburne. His nickname dates back to his youth. He healed quickly from a broken bone and was back to normal in a blink, leading his hoodies to consider him tough as hickory. 
  • 1919 - C James Tillman was born in Washington, DC. Tillman was a veteran of local Negro teams in the DC area when he was called to help fill the Homestead/Washington Grays roster. From 1941 through 1943, Tillman held the thankless job of backing up Josh Gibson. While he didn’t get much work for the Grays, Tillman carried the torch for the old Negro League as a speaker in various school and civic events, keeping the memory of the history and players alive. He passed away in 2009 at the age of 89. 
Harry Simpson's Toonerville Namesake
  • 1925 - 1B/OF Harry “Suitcase” Simpson was born in Atlanta. He closed out his eight-year MLB career with the Pirates in 1959 after the Bucs got him as part of the Ted Kluszewski deal with the White Sox. He got into nine games and hit 4-for-15 (.267) before retiring. Cort Vitty of SABR wrote that he picked up his nickname during his Negro League days. Harry wore a size 13 shoe, and a sportswriter dubbed him “Suitcase” Simpson, based on a character by that name with feet as large as suitcases, in the comic strip “Toonerville Folks.” 
  • 1927 - The Bucs dipped into the Texas League, trading LHP Mike Cvengros and C Ike Danning to Wichita Falls for LHP Fred Fussell. Fussell had a pretty solid campaign in ‘28 (8-9-1/3.61) but gave up 42 runs (38 earned) in 39-2/3 IP the following season, his last in the majors. Cvengros made a comeback in 1929 with the Cubs but other than that season, he spent his remaining years tossing in the American Association and Texas League, working through 1937. Danning got into two games with the St. Louis Browns in ‘29; he was destined to be a career minor leaguer. 
  • 1937 - The winter meetings kicked off with a bidding war for Brooklyn Dodger fireballer (his 238 K led the lead in 1936) Van Lingle Mungo. Several teams were in hot pursuit as the Brooklyn Dodgers were rumored to want to dump his $15K salary. The Pittsburgh Press said that da Bums wanted an outfielder, infielder and pitcher, and the Bucs had reportedly dangled OFs Paul Waner/Woody Jensen, P’s Red Lucas/Bill Swift/Big Jim Weaver and IF Pep Young as bait. Nothing came of it; the Dodgers swallowed hard and ponied up Van Mungo’s paycheck. Good thing for the Pirates, too - Big Poison, even at age 35, still had three good campaigns left, the other guys also stayed on the team and went on to have solid years while Van Mungo, who had won 18 games in 1936, would only win 18 more matches total in the next five years after injuring his arm during the 1937 campaign. 
  • 1939 - Frank “Lefty” Killen died in Pittsburgh at the age of 69 of a heart attack. Killen was a life-long yinzer who spent the middle six years (1893-98) of his 10-season big league stay with the Pirates. He led the league in wins twice with 36 in 1893 as a 22-year-old and 30 in 1896, with a 112-82/3.97 overall slash as a Bucco. During his career, he also tossed for the Milwaukee Brewers (1891), Washington Senators (1892), Boston Beaneaters (1899) and Chicago Orphans (1900). Killen won 20 or more games five times and ended his career with a line of 164-131/3.78 with 253 complete games and 13 shutouts. Lefty lived on Federal Street and operated a North Side hotel/cigar store from a building he owned after he retired. He’s buried in Allegheny County Memorial Park in Allison Park. 
Monty Basgall 1952 Topps
  • 1947 - Busy day for the Buccos. They sold 11-year vet 1B Elbie Fletcher to the Cleveland Indians (he had one more MLB season left), traded minor league IFs Jimmy Bloodworth and Vic Barnhart to the Dodgers for 2B Monty Basgall (Bloodworth played four more seasons and Barnhart, whose dad Clyde was also a Pirate, never made it back to MLB while Basgall played three years for the Bucs hitting .215) and named Al Lopez manager of the AAA Indianapolis Indians. Lopez had turned down the same deal a year earlier to get in a last go-around as a player (he caught for 19 years). That decision to bypass managing may have cost him a shot at the Bucco field general job when skipper Billy Herman was fired and replaced by Billy Meyers after the campaign. 
  • 1945 - LHP Lou Marone was born in San Diego. Lou, the Bucs’ 30th round pick from the 1965 draft, had a MLB career that consisted of 30 games tossed for the Pirates (29 in 1969 with one last outing in 1970), posting a line a 1-1/2.63 from the pen. His ‘70 season was cut short by an arm injury, and in 1971 and ‘72 he was given a shot to make the club but couldn’t impress. Part of his problem was his conditioning; Lou was 5’10” and weighed in at 225 pounds, leading to the nickname of “Toad.” Family matters: Lou was the cousin of pitcher John D'Acquisto who won the NL Rookie Pitcher of the Year award in 1974 with the Giants.

          12/3 From 1950: Sign Ups Brian, Vic, Chico & Junior; Arroyo, Lynch & Clyde Lost; HoF Barney, Billy & Deacon; HBD Steve      Cache   Translate Page      
  • 1952 - At the winter meetings, the Pirates sent vet C Clyde McCullough to the Cubs, a team he had spent seven years with before being traded to Pittsburgh in 1948 as part of the Pie Traynor deal, getting 25-year-old righty Dick Manville and $25,000 in return. GM Branch Rickey said he had tried to sign Manville back in 1947 but was outbid by the Boston Braves. Manville had put up a 7.11 ERA in 12 games between the Braves & the Cubs, and after a year of bouncing around the Pirates farm system and putting up a 4-7/5.66 slash, he was out of baseball. McCullough, 36, was an bench player in Pittsburgh but earned an All-Star stint with the Cubs in 1953 (he started the season hot but dropped off in the second half, hitting .258 for the year in 77 games). He played through 1956, batting .244 over his final four Cub campaigns. The Bucs also announced that they signed Vic Janowicz, football star from Ohio State, to a contract w/$25,000 bonus despite the fact he didn’t play baseball for the Buckeyes, focusing his college years on the gridiron. 
Jerry Lynch 1955 Topps Doubleheader
  • 1956 - OF Jerry Lynch was taken by the Reds from the Pirates in the Rule 5 draft. Lynch played seven years with Cincinnati, earning a spot in the franchise’s Hall of Fame, before returning to Pittsburgh in 1963. Jerry is considered one of baseball's all-time elite pinch hitters, with 116 off-the-bench hits (and 18 homers) during his career. He remained a Pittsburgh guy after retiring, living in Allison Park, and had his ashes sprinkled over Champion Lakes Golf Course in Ligonier, co-owned by him and Dick Groat, after he passed on in 2012 at age 82. 
  • 1958 - Pittsburgh traded RHP Luis Arroyo to Cincinnati for Nino Escalera. Arroyo hit his stride with the Yankees in 1961, winning 15 games and saving 29 more with a 2.19 ERA during his All-Star season while pinch-hitter/1B Escalero never made it out of AAA. It would have been interesting to see what damage a pen of Arroyo and ElRoy Face could have wreaked on the NL. 
  • 1964 - OF Steve Carter was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. Carter was drafted by the Pirates in the 17th round of the 1987 draft out of the University of Georgia and got into 14 games between 1989-90, batting .143 for the Bucs. The outfielder was traded by the Pirates to the Chicago Cubs for Gary Varsho just before 1991 camp broke and never made it back to the show. He was an offensive force in the minors but never could transition past AAAA status. Steve retired following the 1995 season after playing in Italy and Mexico. He’s now a division chief for the Maryland - National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 
  • 1982 - 2B Jose “Chico” Lind was signed as an 18 year old FA out of Puerto Rico. He won the 2B job in 1988, and the defensive whiz played six years in Pittsburgh, hitting .255. Chico was a member of the 1990-92 division winning clubs before ending his career in the AL amidst a swirl of personal problems. He got his nickname as a toddler; “Chico” is the Spanish term for a youngster. 
Junior Ortiz 1987 Topps
  • 1984 - C Junior Ortiz was selected by the Pirates from the New York Mets in the Rule 5 draft. Junior began a five-year (1985-89) run with the Bucs, starting 201 games behind the dish in that span. Junior batted .264 in his seven-year Bucco career, as the draft served as a homecoming. He had debuted as a Pirate as a 22-year-old in 1982, and was traded to the Mets as part of the Marvell Wynne deal in June, 1983. 
  • 2001 - Brian Graham was signed by the Pirates from Florida as Minor League Director, eventually becoming the Senior Director for Player Development. Under Graham, the Pirates minor league teams finished with combined winning records in four of his five seasons. Under his hand in 2002, the Pirate minor league system was honored as the Topps' “Baseball Organization of the Year.” In 2007, he was appointed interim GM of the Pirates after the dismissal of Dave Littlefield. A month later, he was fired along with manager Jim Tracy, scouting director Ed Creech, and director of baseball operations Jon Mercurio by new GM Neal Huntington, a surprise as he and NH were supposed to have a good working relationship from their Cleveland days. Graham was quickly picked up by the Orioles and still works in their system as Director of Player Development. He was close to leaving the Pirates before that - he was a finalist for the Cincinnati Reds manager’s job in 2004 (he had spent a decade as a minor-league skipper and big league coach before becoming an administrator) but lost out to Dave Miley. 
  • 2007 - German-born Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the Pirates from 1900 until his death in 1932, was elected by Veterans Committee to the Hall of Fame. He built Forbes Field, helped to establish the first modern World Series in 1903, won six pennants & two titles during his term, cleaned up the game and was considered one of the founding fathers of modern baseball. He was inducted on July 23rd, 2008. The Pirates honored him with a stone memorial which has traveled from Forbes Field to TRS and now sits in PNC's concourse behind home plate. 
Barney Dreyfuss 2015 Ars Longa Diamond Head
  • 2007 - Billy Southworth was also selected to the HoF, with his playing and managing careers both lasting 13 years. OF Southworth played three years for the Pirates (1918-20), leading the NL in triples in 1919 (14) and hitting .294 as a Buc. As a manager, he won four pennants and two World Series titles with St. Louis and Boston. Southworth was inducted on July 28th, 2008. 
  • 2012 - James “Deacon” White was elected to the Hall of Fame by the pre-integration era committee. Earning his reputation as a bare-handed catcher, although he played several positions over his career, Deacon also helped popularize the catcher’s mask (Al Spalding, who founded a sports equipment company that sold them, was once his battery-mate) and as a young spot pitcher (he tossed twice) is credited with developing the first windup. He played for the Bucs near the end of his 20-year career in 1889, hitting .253 from the hot corner. Deacon came by his nickname honestly; he was a devout Christian in an era when ballplayers were notoriously rowdy.

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  • 1847 - Hall of Famer C/3B James “Deacon” (he was a clean-living, religious fellow) White was born in Caton, NY. He played as a 41-year-old for the Alleghenys in 1889, and lasted one more season before ending his 20-year career with the Buffalo Bisons, retiring with a .312 BA. As a member of Forest City of Cleveland, White led off the opening game against the Fort Wayne Kekiongas with a double off Bobby Mathews, considered the first major league hit (the National Association of Professional Baseball Players was the first pro league), and banged into the first double play. Deacon also helped popularize the catcher’s mask and he was the first pitcher to go into a wind-up (he pitched twice, piling up 10 innings of relief work). Sadly, Deacon died on July 7th, 1939, at the age of 91, just after being snubbed for inclusion in the Hall of Fame. It took until 2013 for White to earn a spot in the Hall. 
Deacon White 2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions
  • 1876 - RHP Roscoe Miller was born in Greenville, Indiana. Roscoe started out on fire, winning 23 games for Detroit as a rookie. He stumbled along for the next couple of years but seemed to have righted the ship with the Pirates in 1904, going 7-7/3.35. But bad luck intervened. Miller was riding with 14 other Pirates in a carriage when the rear wheel collapsed. Several players were hurt when the carriage folded and was dragged on its side by the horses, including Miller, who injured his wrist badly in the accident. That would become his last MLB season, although he spent five years in the minors afterward. Roscoe had a boatload of nicknames, with Rubberlegs, Roxy and Ross among them. "Ross" and "Roxy" are plays on Roscoe, and he was dubbed "Rubberlegs" after moving from Detroit to New York to Pittsburgh in a 14-month span. 
  • 1896 - C Mike Wilson was born in Edge Hill, Pennsylvania (Montgomery County). Mike’s entire MLB career consisted of five appearances behind the dish and an 0-for-4 career hitting line in 1921 for Pittsburgh. He is notable, though, as one of the early two-sport players who suited up for the Pirates, as he spent four winters playing football with early pro clubs in Buffalo, Rochester and Rock Island. 
  • 1898 - Pittsburgh traded IF Bill Gray and RHP Bill Hart to Milwaukee of the Western League for OF Ginger Beaumont. Gray wouldn’t play in the majors again while Hart tossed one more big league campaign. Beaumont spent eight of his 12 MLB seasons as a Pirate, hitting .321 over that span, winning the NL batting title once and leading the league in hits three times. 
Ginger Beaumont 1906 Fan Craze
  • 1906 - RHP Johnny Welch was born in Washington, DC. Welch tossed for nine seasons, closing out his career in 1936 with the Pirates after being picked up in June from the PCL’s San Diego Padres, where he had been sent by Boston in May. He got a save for Pittsburgh in nine outings with a 4.50 ERA, spent the next season in the minors at St. Paul and hung ‘em up after the 1937 campaign at age 30 - his minor league contract had been sold to San Francisco and Johnny didn’t want to play so far from home. No compromise was reached and Welch walked. He didn’t have much time left - he passed away in 1940 after a nine-month battle with TB. 
  • 1934 - UT Andre Rodgers was born in Nassau, Bahamas. He was with the Bucs from 1965-67, batting .257 over that time, playing all four infield spots while seeing action in left field, too. Rodgers was the first Bahamian to play in the major leagues. A talented cricket player who paid his own way for a tryout with the Giants in 1954, he finally cracked the majors in 1957 and played 11 big league seasons, finishing with a .249 BA. 
  • 1936 - The Pirates signed 23-year-old IF Lee “Jeep” Handley as a free agent after a strong rookie audition with the Reds. He was a dependable sometimes starter, sometimes bench player for the Bucs over eight seasons (1937-46, with time off for WW2), averaging 105 games per year and hitting .269. It’s been speculated (by the Uniontown Morning Herald of 1938) that he got his nickname in 1936 as a Cincinnati rookie when he apparently reminded the veterans of a new Popeye cartoon strip character, “Jeep.” As Popeye said when gifted with Jeep: "Well, blow me down! A baby puppy!" 
Jeep Handley 1937 (photo: The Sporting News Collection)
  • 1963 - Win some, lose some… The Pirates lost OF Bobby Tolan, who just turned 18 with a season at Class A Reno under his belt, to the Cards in the now defunct first-year player draft. Tolan ended up with a solid 13-year career with a .265 lifetime BA and even made a late stop back to his original Bucco club in 1977. Pittsburgh claimed LHP Luke Walker from Boston in the same draft, and Luke spent 8-of-9 MLB seasons with the Pirates, going 40-42-9/3.42 in 243 games (100 starts) as a sort of an all-around pitching handyman. 
  • 1967 - GM Joe Brown worked out a pair of deals, trading minor league 1B/OF Bob Oliver to the Minnesota Twins for 35-year-old reliever Ronnie Kline and selling C Jim Pagliaroni, who had offseason neck surgery, to the KC Athletics the next day. Kline won 12 games and saved seven in a strong ‘68 campaign, then faded the next season and was sent to SF for Joe Gibbons. Oliver seasoned for awhile, then starting in 1969, ran off seven MLB seasons, five as a starter with KC and California, batting .256 lifetime with an OPS+ of 100 on the nose. Pags had two seasons and 120 games left in him, hitting .244 during his last hurrah in the AL.

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  • 1970 - The Pirates and the Kansas City Royals swung a six-player trade with P Bruce Dal Canton, C Jerry May and SS Freddie Patek going to KC while C Jim Campanis, SS Jackie Hernandez and P Bob Johnson came to the Bucs. Patek and Dal Canton were everyday players for KC, with Patek playing nine years for the KC and winning three All-Star berths. May was backup who played through 2003. Johnson was 17-16-7/3.34 with the Bucs and Hernandez was a reserve infielder, both lasting three years for the Pirates. Campanis didn't make the club until 1973, and he only had six at-bats. 
Jackie Hernandez 1972 Topps
  • 1976 - Danny Murtaugh‚ who had retired two months earlier as Pirate manager‚ died of a heart attack/stroke at age 59 in his Chester home. He compiled a 1,115-950 record in 2,068 games (.540), second-most wins in Pirates history behind only Fred Clarke, and took two World Series championships. His number 40 was retired by the Pirates on Opening Day, 1977. 
  • 1987 - Attorney Carl Barger was named team president, replacing Malcolm Prine who lost an internal battle w/GM Syd Thrift. Barger was one of the architects of the Pittsburgh Associates ownership plan and well-positioned to take over the day-to-day operations of the club, although he still kept his day job with Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott. His immediate goal was to improve the team’s image and marketing, aiming for attendance to hit the 2M mark. He left in 1991 to become president of the new Florida Marlins’ franchise after he hit his attendance goal in 1990, helped greatly by the Buc’s NLCS club.  
  • 1982 - C/coach Wyatt Toregas was born in Fairfax, Virginia. He had a 22-game MLB career with three of those games played with Pittsburgh in 2011 where he went 0-for-4. In November, at the age of 28, Toregas was inked a player/coach and served in the first base box for the 2012 AAA Indy Indians. In January, 2015, Toregas was named as the first manager in the franchise history of the Bucs’ short-season affiliate, the West Virginia Black Bears, and now is the skipper for the Low-A West Virginia Power. 
  • 1987 - C Mike “Spanky” LaValliere was presented with his first (and only) Golden Glove as selected by the coaches and players. Spanky led the NL in throwouts (45%) in his first season as a Bucco (he replaced Tony Pena, who was part of the deal with SL that brought Lavalliere to Pittsburgh) and finished the year with a .300 BA, doing it with both his lumber and leather. It was also proved handy for his pocketbook; the honor triggered a $10K bonus. 
Spanky 1988 Fleer Best
  • 1991 - After six years as a Pirate, Bobby Bonilla signed as a free agent with the New York Mets. His five-year, $29M deal made him the game's highest-paid player at the time. From 1986 to 1991, Bonilla had a .284 batting average, with 114 home runs, and 500 RBI's. He led the league in extra base hits in 1990 and in doubles in 1991. Bonilla also made the All-Star team four years in a row. Bo is currently being paid about $1.2M by the New York Mets each year up to 2035, as part of a negotiated buyout of a second deal signed in 1999, turning $5.9M due to him in 2000 into $29.8M over 25 years. 
  • 1997 - The Pirates signed IF Kevin Young to a two year/$3.6M contract after he had hit .300/18 HR in 97 games after his injury-shortened return from KC. Young would play for the Bucs through the 2003 campaign, spending 11 of his 12 MLB seasons in Pittsburgh, and is still with the organization as a special instructor. Free agent IF Doug Strange also signed a two-year/$1.1M w/PA-based bonuses deal with the Pirates. The 34-year-old hit .173 in 1988 and didn’t make the cut for the second year of the deal, with his solo Bucco season ending his nine-year MLB career. No hard feelings, though - Strange joined the front office in 2002 and is still a Pirates suit involved with evaluation and scouting.  
  • 2013 - C Chris Stewart was traded to the Bucs by the New York Yankees for a PTBNL, who ended up being minor league pitcher Kyle Haynes. Stew played through two option seasons before signing up for another two-year stint (with a club option for a third) following 107 games and a .292 BA with the Pirates as the #2 man from 2014-15. Stew got into just 34 games in 2016 and had season-ending surgery on his knee in September. He barely topped the Mendoza Line in his final two Bucco campaigns and was non-tendered after 2017. The Pirates also lost two fan favorites players on this date when 1B/OF Garrett Jones and C Michael “The Fort” McKenry were allowed to walk. 
Petey 2015 Topps Heritage
  • 2015 - Former #1 pick (second overall) in 2008, 1B Pedro Alvarez, was non-tendered and became a free agent. Pedro hit 131 homers in 742 games for Pittsburgh, but his inability to solve lefties (.203 BA), strikeouts (809) and fielding woes made his projected $8M arbitration award too pricey for the Bucs, which had tried unsuccessfully to move him to an AL club for two years running. Jaff Decker, a depth outfielder, was also non-tendered. El Toro hit .249 w/22 HR with the Orioles in 2016, mostly as a DH (he handled nine balls in the field and made four errors). Jaff served as organizational depth for Tampa, getting into 19 games. 
  • 2016 - The Pirates kept the majority of their eight-man arb class. The FO tendered P’s Tony Watson, Juan Nicasio, Gerrit Cole, Drew Hutchison & Jared Hughes and signed Wade LeBlanc (one year + option, $800K guaranteed); they also tendered SS Jordy Mercer. The casualties were P Jeff Locke, who was DFA’ed, and C Eric Fryer, who was non-tendered as a pre-arb player.

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και μνήμης για τη συμπλήρωση 125 χρόνων από την άφιξη και εγκατάσταση των πρώτων 50 Ελλήνων μεταναστών στην πόλη του Πίτσμπουργκ, το 1893, διοργανώνονται από το American Hellenic Foundation of Western Pennsylvania (AHFWP), σε συνεργασία με το Greek Room Committee του Nationality Rooms Program στο University of Pittsburgh.

Οπως επεσήμανε μάλιστα στον «Ε.Κ.» ο κ. Νίκος Γιαννουκάκης (Nick Giannoukakis), γραμματέας του AHFWP, τους πρώτους 50 Ελληνες μετανάστες στην πόλη, ακολούθησε, 15 χρόνια μετά, το πρώτο σημαντικό «κύμα» Ελλήνων γυναικών από την πατρίδα.

Θα γίνουν τρεις εκδηλώσεις, τον Δεκέμβριο και τον Ιανουάριο (2019) για τα γεγονότα αυτά, που είναι ιστορικής σημασίας, για την περιοχή της Πενσυλβάνια, αλλά και την Ομογένεια ευρύτερα.

Αρχικά, με τη Βυζαντινή Χορωδία της Ελληνικής Ορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης του Πίτσμπουργκ (Byzantine Choir of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh), θα πραγματοποιηθεί συναυλία μνήμης για την 125η επέτειο, η οποία συμπίπτει με την 20ή επέτειο της Χορωδίας, κάτι που την καθιστά την παλαιότερη Βυζαντινή Χορωδία στις ΗΠΑ, σύμφωνα με τον κ. Γιαννουκάκη.

Επίσης, το AHFWP θα κάνει γιορτή για μία Διακήρυξη της 125ης Επετείου από την Πόλη και το Γραφείο του Δημάρχου στις 9 Δεκεμβρίου.

Τέλος, θα πραγματοποιηθεί μία έκθεση στην Αίθουσα Υποδοχής του Δημαρχείου από τις 29 Δεκεμβρίου έως τις 6 Ιανουαρίου 2019.

Η ιστορία των Ελλήνων στο Πίτσμπουργκ

Σύμφωνα με τις πληροφορίες του κ. Γιαννουκάκη, από τα αρχεία της Πόλης του Πίτσμπουργκ, οι πρώτοι Ελληνες μετανάστες ξεκίνησαν να φτάνουν στην Allegheny County τη δεκαετία του 1890. Εως τον Δεκέμβριο του 1893 ήταν περίπου 50 άντρες στην πόλη.

Οι περισσότεροι ήταν ναυτικοί, από διάφορα ελληνικά νησιά και ασχολήθηκαν με χειρωνακτικές εργασίες αρχικά.

Σύντομα, πολλοί έκαναν δικές τους επιχειρήσεις: ορισμένοι ως πωλητές στον δρόμο, άλλοι ως εστιάτορες, ιδιοκτήτες καφέ ή ζαχαροπλάστες.

Κάποιοι απασχολούνταν ως υπάλληλοι σε εστιατόρια που είχε ο πατέρας ή ο αδερφός τους μέχρι που συνέχιζαν τη δουλειά αυτή ή άνοιγαν το δικό τους κατάστημα.

Το πρώτο ελληνικό εστιατόριο στο Πίτσμπουργκ ήταν στην Diamond Square στην Market District.

Η κορύφωση της μετανάστευσης Ελλήνων στην Allegheny County, ήταν μεταξύ 1910-1912. Οι περισσότεροι ήταν από νησιά του Αιγαίου, τη Μικρά Ασία και την ηπειρωτική Ελλάδα. Εγκαταστάθηκαν τότε, κυρίως σε North Side, Oakland, Downtown, East Pittsburgh, McKeesport και Monessen.

Ο Σεραφείμ Κανούτας (Serapheim Canoutas) αναφέρει ότι το 1908, υπήρχαν περί τους 3.500 Ελληνες που ζούσαν στην ευρύτερη περιοχή της Allegheny County region (The Immigrant’s Guide in America; Serapheim Canoutas, NY).

Σύμφωνα με τα στατιστικά, στον 1ο τόμο της «Reports of the 13th Census of Pittsburgh», μεταξύ του 1908-1910 υπήρχαν: 816 Ελληνες μετανάστες από Ελληνες γονείς, 130 Ελληνες από μικτούς γάμους και 37 οικογένειες Ελλήνων μεταναστών που είχαν αποκτήσει εντοπιότητα και ενσωματώθηκαν στον πληθυσμό του Μείζονος Πίτσμπουργκ (κυρίως στην περιοχή της Penn Ave.).

Ο αριθμός των Ελλήνων μαθητών στο Πίτσμπουργκ ήταν ο 3ος μεγαλύτερος στις ΗΠΑ, μετά τη Νέα Υόρκη και το Σικάγο και ο μεγαλύτερος, κατά κεφαλήν, σε όρους ποσοστού Ελλήνων στις περιοχές.

Υπήρχαν 66 μαθητές σε δημόσια Δημοτικά και Λύκεια τον Δεκέμβριο του 1908, εκ των οποίων οι 60 στις τρεις πρώτες τάξεις Δημοτικών.

Οποιο και αν ήταν το κίνητρο για να έρθουν στις ΗΠΑ, παραδοσιακές αξίες και ηθικές διαμόρφωσαν την ζωή των Ελλήνων μεταναστών και τη συνεισφορά τους στην αμερικανική κοινωνία.

Η πρώτη ελληνική κοινότητα, ως επίσημος οργανισμός ιδρύθηκε το 1905 και περιελάμβανε 3.000-4.000 άτομα που ζούσαν στην πόλη του Πίτσμπουργκ και κοντά σε αυτή.

Το 1909, η κοινότητα αγόρασε ένα κτίριο στο 97 Fulton Street. Ενας χώρος που λειτούργησε και ως οίκος πίστης της Ελληνικής Ορθοδοξίας.

Εως το 1912 υπήρχαν δύο οργανωμένες εκκλησίες: Ο Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου, στο 10 Whiteside Road και ο Αγιος Νικόλαος, στο 547 6th Avenue. Η δεύτερη είχε και τον ρόλο σχολείου ελληνικής γλώσσας.

Αλλες οργανωμένες ελληνικές κοινότητες εδραιώθηκαν στο Ανατολικό Πίτσμπουργκ, 803 Braddock Ave., Ambridge, Aliquippa και Verona.

Μετά από συγχώνευση της εκκλησίας του Ευαγγελισμού, τον Σεπτέμβριο του 1918, συμφωνήθηκε οι πιστοί να ενωθούν υπό την ονομασία «Η ελληνική κοινότητα της Allegheny County – Εκκλησία του Αγίου Νικολάου (The Greek Community of Allegheny County-St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church).

Ο Αγιος Νικόλαος είναι η παλαιότερη ελληνική Ορθόδοξη χριστιανική κοινότητα και εκκλησία στην Allegheny County και βρίσκεται σήμερα στο 419 South Dithridge.

Η μεγαλύτερη, σε μέλη, αδελφότητα ήταν μετανάστες από την Ικαρία και αυτοί που προέρχονταν από την Βλαχοκερασιά (κοντά στην Τρίπολη).

Το 1914, η Πανελλήνια Ενωση (Panhellenic Enosis) οργανώθηκε στο Πίτσμπουργκ. Η Greek-American Progressive Association (GAPA), που επικεντρώθηκε στη διατήρηση των ελληνικών παραδόσεων, του πολιτισμού και της γλώσσας, ιδρύθηκε στο Πίτσμπουργκ το 1923.

Τη δεκαετία του 1910, ένα μεγάλο θέατρο μαζί με αίθουσα μπιλιάρδου στην Fifth Avenue, μεταξύ των Smithfield και Wood, ήταν ιδιοκτησία Ελληνοαμερικανών: Των κ.κ. Μπαζιώτη (Baziotis) και Αντωνόπουλου (Mr. Antonopoulos).

Αλλες περιοχές της Δυτικής Πενσυλβάνια με παρουσία Ελλήνων μεταναστών ήταν οι Ambridge, Canonsburg, New Castle, McKeesport, Aliquippa, και Monessen.


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Carnegie Mellon University has been selected as the hub of the United States Army's AI Task Force launched earlier this fall. The launch of the Task Force allows the Army to better connect with the broader artificial intelligence (AI) community as they focus their efforts in this constantly changing field. As the charter location for this national effort, the center based at Carnegie Mellon will engage universities and companies from across the nation and tap into the vibrant robotics and AI community in Pittsburgh.

"As the host site for this important effort, Carnegie Mellon will leverage its distinct strengths in artificial intelligence to assist the Army in building a vibrant AI innovation network with industry and university partners from across the nation," said Carnegie Mellon President Farnam Jahanian. "This partnership builds upon the university's long history of collaboration with the Department of Defense and industry partners. It is also a reflection of Pittsburgh's strengths as a hub for innovation and home to the world's top talent in emerging technologies."

"The Army is moving rapidly to develop and apply breakthroughs in AI to impact all aspects of Army operations," said Brig. Gen. Matthew Easley, director of Army Artificial Intelligence within Army Futures Command. "Carnegie Mellon is an excellent partner to help advance research and education initiatives and engage researchers throughout the nation to support and safeguard the men and women serving our nation."

The partnership will support projects responsible for the future force modernization that are initiated by the Army Futures Command. The Task Force will form agile teams of operational technical experts to rapidly develop prototype capabilities and create a talent management plan to enable the Army to hire, develop, and retain the necessary skills to support and foster AI development well into the future. Another benefit of this location is engagement with the local innovation ecosystem of defense companies, small businesses, and startups in the Pittsburgh region. The military's current priorities are for applications of artificial intelligence to equipment maintenance/logistics; situational awareness; and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Carnegie Mellon's strengths in artificial intelligence span many disciplines across campus, with AI experts and researchers embedded in almost every school and college. The School of Computer Science, the first college in the world devoted solely to computing, is home to the world's first Ph.D. program in machine learning as well as the top ranked graduate program in AI. This fall, the school also launched the nation's first undergraduate degree program in artificial intelligence. CMU's expertise ranges from machine learning and language understanding to ethics and policy ramifications of emerging technologies. In 2017, a Carnegie Mellon-led team submitted the winning proposal for the Manufacturing USA Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, which also is directed by the Army and has its main site in Pittsburgh.

"Carnegie Mellon has long been a leader in fundamental research in AI, largely because of our interdisciplinary approach blending computer science, psychology, engineering, ethics and other disciplines," said Tom Mitchell, interim dean of the School of Computer Science. "This new effort will further strengthen our ability to partner with other universities, companies and government agencies to bring in even more diverse perspectives to move the field forward."

Carnegie Mellon and the Task Force will have a joint event to mark the opening of the location early in 2019.


          NFL 2018 Week 14: Steelers vs. Raiders preview, statistics, odds      Cache   Translate Page      
Entering their Week 14 contest at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4-1) and Oakland Raiders (2-10) will be playing with different objectives in mind. The Steelers will attempt to hold off the Baltimore Ravens, who are mere percentage points behind in the AFC North, while the
          Steelers' James Conner Ruled Out for Week 14 vs. Raiders with Ankle Injury      Cache   Translate Page      
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that running back James Conner will miss Week 14's matchup against the Oakland Raiders due to an ankle sprain. Tomlin had initially said Conner suffered a leg contusion in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Jaylen Samuels will likely
          #YaJagoffPodcast/ The Last of the Great Outdoors Podcast      Cache   Translate Page      
Summary:  No one but the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership would indulge in the beauty of karaoke….well many would, but not holiday karaoke in the middle of Market Square. The jagoffs get in tune with the karaoke judges Dan Braddock, of the CW, and Melissa Knauer, who is a member in three different bands including the Knauer Brothers Band.  Plus, there was some insight on the art of […]
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These Chargers were among the best in week 13 After a historic comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, a handful of Bolts were named to Pro Football Focus’ Team of the Week, which recognizes players who were among the best at their position through all of the week 13 contests. The first Charger to be …

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          Editor’s E-Mail Box: December 4, 2018 (4 items)      Cache   Translate Page      
National broadcast planned of concert for Tree of Life Synagogue massacre victims PBS will broadcast nationally WQED’s locally-produced Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity, a free community event, presented and hosted by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to honor the Tree of Life Synagogue victims and first responders. The performance, featuring Itzhak Perlman at Pittsburgh’s Heinz […]
          Carbon Monoxide News December 5, 2018, posts updated frequently      Cache   Translate Page      
Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.
We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.

Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.

“Dost thou know what life is, my child? Hast thou comprehended the action of those springs which produce existence? Hast thou examined thyself?”
Jules Verne (1828 - 1905, bio link)

"Dear Mr. Fantasy" Traffic & Jerry Garcia - music link

Daily News Links Are Below These Opening Questions And Warnings
How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?

Did you know that many people do not measure the air they breathe.

After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement.
Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.

Are you in the know?

Do I know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air I breathe every day, everywhere I go?”

There are some people who want to be notified of the presence of carbon monoxide at levels or concentrations as soon as the gas is present, at concentrations well below those that can instigate poor health symptoms but not be high enough levels to sound the CO alarm they own.

There are some people who do not want to push a button on their CO alarm to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in their home, or anywhere.


The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high level alarm

Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms
UL 2034
1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces…

Bob Dwyer
Carbon Monoxide Safety Association

COSA provides Carbon Monoxide safety education and training.

World Wide Reports - Pollution and Health Effects 
Carbon Monoxide News Links –
More news links below (International Spelling; no edits)

Carbon monoxide poisoning injures two in east Columbus
10TV
COLUMBUS, Ohio (10TV) - The Columbus Fire Department says two people are in serious condition following a carbon monoxide poisoning in east Columbus. - Firefighters tell 10TV they are still looking into how this happened…

1 dead, 1 injured in apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in Holly Hill
The Tand D.com
Holly Hill Police Department Pfc. Christopher W. Reddout walks by a camper parked behind a Eutaw Road residence on Tuesday morning. One man died and one woman was injured in the camper, most likely by carbon monoxide poisoning, Holly Hill Police Chief Josh Detter said… (Limited, More)

Two taken to hospital after carbon monoxide poisoning in Reynoldsburg home
ABC6OnYourSide.com
Reynoldsburg, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -The call came in just after 8:05 p.m. at a house on the 6000 block of Roger Madison Court according to authorities. - Columbus Fire Squad responded to the scene. The victims are being taken to the Ohio State University Hospital. (Brief)

Update
North Andover family exposed to carbon monoxide in home where Columbia Gas made repairs
Eagle-Tribune
NORTH ANDOVER - Fire officials are stressing residents make sure their carbon monoxide detectors are working, after a family was exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide Monday. - Officials said the exposure happened in a home where workers for the Columbia Gas company made repairs after the natural gas disaster that affected North Andover, Andover and Lawrence. - An investigation into the cause of the high carbon monoxide levels at the home has begun. (More)

Carbon monoxide dangers go up as temperatures go down
WKBN.com
Safety experts say the dangers of carbon monoxide are elevated this time of year. - With remote car starters and keyless cars, there has been an increase in accidental carbon monoxide poisonings because drivers forget to turn their vehicles off before they go into the house and shut the garage door or they remote-start their car with the garage door down. - Cars aren't the only concern when it comes to CO poisoning. Furnaces, stoves and water heaters can also malfunction and put dangerous levels into the house. - McMahon said your best defense is a CO detector but that's not enough -- there are some steps you should take after you buy it. (More)

Walk Out Testing – Explore This Training Opportunity
Carbon Monoxide Safety Plus Training 
RSES.org
Saturday, December 15, 2018. 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. LOCATION Southern Careers Institute. 6963 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78238. (Attend this seminar training and receive a low level carbon monoxide monitor to start testing everywhere you go.)

Please Note: "Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 
  
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Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin
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Video - Propane (LPG) tanks of any size can violently compound a structure fire – KEEP THEM OUTSIDE
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Demonstration - How it Happens Training Video--------

Carbon Monoxide Intoxication 
Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the main causes of poisoning in industrialized countries and it often leads to diagnostic errors…

Carbon monoxide intoxication. 
nih.gov
However individuals with ischemic heart disease may experience chest pain and decreased exercise duration at COHb levels between 1% and 9%. COHb levels between 30% and 70% lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death…


Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
National Fire Protection Association
… If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel….

NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
VISUAL DISPLAY:
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30 Percent

SENSITIVITY TESTING: Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time
70PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM ... [BETWEEN 60 _ 240 MINUTES]
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]

“CITIZENS WILL CONTINUE TO DIE & BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL DAILY!”

George Kerr (1933-2017)

More news links below –

We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others
The following link takes you to a site with views from those who have been poisoned. The seriousness of carbon monoxide poisoning, the grief, suffering and disorientations experienced are clearly portrayed with the intent to help others and prevent future poisonings. With respect, please visit: Carbon Monoxide Survivor

What is in the air you are breathing right now?

What will you be doing today; walking into poison?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
You may be the only person who can prevent your own poisoning.
We are all vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning.
Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.

Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower.

You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.

Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.

Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. GET BUSY

Measurement is continuing education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
"Love Song To The Earth" - Official Lyric Video

CO, Air Quality & Pollution News Links
World Air Quality Index - Live Link

Public Anger as Air Pollution in Western Balkan Cities Worsens
Voice of America
SARAJEVO - When winter arrives in the Western Balkans, it is not unusual for dense smog to envelop its cities, making it hard to breathe and impairing visibility. - But this year, pollution levels are among the highest in the world and public anger is on the rise. - In recent days, the Bosnian, Macedonian and Kosovar capitals topped the charts of the world's most polluted cities as the smog intensified due to heavy traffic, excessive use of coal, poor spatial planning and solid fuel based heating. (More)

Delhi's Air Quality Deteriorates, 6 Areas Record 'Severe' Pollution
NDTV
New Delhi: Delhi's air quality deteriorated further today with six areas in the city recording 'severe' pollution as authorities predicted further rise in the next two days. - The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded an overall air quality index (AQI) of 352, which falls in the "very poor" category. - An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor" and 401 and 500 is considered to be "severe". (More)

US Steel claims air pollution order could cost it $400 million
WHYY
Attorneys for U.S. Steel say Allegheny County regulators issued an unreasonably harsh enforcement order over air pollution violations at its Clairton Coke Works, and claim the order could cost the company up to $400 million dollars to comply. - They made the claim at a Monday hearing for an appeal the company filed over a June enforcement order from the Allegheny County Health Department. - The order was for violations at the company’s Clairton Coke Works, about 20 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. - In the order, the county fined the company $1 million for chronic violations. - It said in the order the plant continued “to experience ever-increasing visible emissions and unexplained exceedance.” - The agency also said U.S. Steel employees tried to mask air violations. (More)

How much carbon dioxide is produced per kilowatt hour when generating electricity with fossil fuels? - US Energy Information Administration - Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government...
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Sit and rest a while; miss the children, prevent repeating this tragedy.
Corfu carbon monoxide deaths: Memorial unveiled in HorburyBBC News
A memorial bench to two young children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu has been unveiled in West Yorkshire…

To all parents everywhere; grief's pain alerts others

Out of tragedy comes the light of love
Chester County Press
Inside, Carly and Daulton had passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas tank was empty and the ignition was still on. Fumes from the exhaust had been drawn into the car through the air vents… “One of the best things for me is to talk to parents who have also lost a child,” Donna said.
VideoNex
In this informative and succinct video, learn how to identify and appropriately execute the use of a CO2 Fire Extinguisher…


CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
New Movie Release 2015
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced ...
A well put together video is found with the next link, but remember: U.L. 2034 Listed CO Alarms are high level alarms. Use them for protection against acute levels, but be aware you can still experience symptoms of the poisoning even though the devices are in place.

DailyMotion
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

JEMS.com - ...site has been designed with this in mind – to create a visual, interactive, educational resource which can hopefully end incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning and save lives… For more information, please visit - www.thesilentkiller.co.uk


Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
Take control inside your homes. 
-Link to: → CO alarm standards – 
The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 carbon monoxide alarm test point is:
- 70 PPM to 149 PPM –resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Tribute
George Kerr, a pioneer in smoke and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturing passed away in his home during the early morning of July 4, 2017. George will always be remembered for his passion to save lives and protect the health of people through low level carbon monoxide detection and alarming. He lived for over 84 years, beginning his career in fire safety in 1953. “We’ll never know how many lives we’re saving, but I know we are saving a few.” George E. Kerr (1933-2017)

These following links may be of some use to you:
- The World Clock - Time Zones







- Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
- Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.
- Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association

· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.
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U.S. Carbon Monoxide Laws for each state
National Conference of State Legislatures
As of March 2018, a majority of states have enacted statutes regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and another 11 have promulgated regulations on CO detectors. Alaska requires detectors approved by the state fire marshal be installed in all dwellings. Connecticut requires them in all new construction, as does New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. Florida also requires them in new construction, and in every room with a boiler. Minnesota passed a law requiring detectors in motor boats.

CO Detectors in U.S. Homes
27 states and the District of Columbia require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings via state statute: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (via adoption of the International Residential Code), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Certain states limit the installation to buildings with fossil-fuel burning devices, others only require the device be installed upon the sale of the property or unit.

Another 11 states require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings regulatorily through the adoption of the International Residential Code or via an amendment to their state’s building code: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming.

CO Detectors in U.S. Schools
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine and Maryland require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in school buildings.

CO Detectors in U.S. Hotels and Motels
Fourteen states require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in hotels and motels under the statute. - Three of those states (New Jersey, Vermont and Wisconsin) have complementary administrative regulations. - Two states (Kansas and Washington) have requirements through administrative regulations alone.
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Ontario Canada Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Hawkins-Gignac Act
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
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Red Cross - Disaster Relief to safely assist law enforcement, fire department, utility company, city, county and state authorities as repair and rebuilding moves forward. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes.

The following companies
are acknowledged for their continued support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for.

The Energy Conservatory
Masimo - see RAD 57
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
TPI - Test Products International
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          The outlook for Daniel Sprong and his new Ducks teammates is getting sunnier      Cache   Translate Page      

When he woke up Tuesday, the morning after he had been traded from the Penguins to the Ducks, forward Daniel Sprong immediately knew he wasn’t in wintry Pittsburgh anymore. “I saw the sun for the first time in a month. I guess that’s a good sign, get to see the sun still exists,” he said.

The Ducks...


          Chargers' Melvin Gordon gets into the holiday spirit by delivering 100 new bicycles to youth      Cache   Translate Page      

While working through the knee injury that kept him out of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game, Melvin Gordon kept his commitment to help deliver 100 new bicycles to youth from Los Angeles Southeast football organization Tuesday.

“For a lot of our kids, this is the only gift they’ll get for Christmas,”...


          Chargers' offense rallied to beat the Steelers, but it was the defense that put a stop to Pittsburgh's dominance      Cache   Translate Page      

Philip Rivers described the mood in the locker room at halftime of Sunday night’s game at Pittsburgh as “antsy.” The Chargers trailed by 16 points in one of the NFL’s most inhospitable stadiums for visitors, and the Steelers were set to receive the second-half kickoff.

“I don’t think we were down,”...


          InventHelp Inventor Develops Crossbow Stabilizer (SUU-549)      Cache   Translate Page      

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Since crossbow users know they need a strong and steady hand for accurate aiming and shooting, they also realize that losing that endurance means their bow hunting days are over. Fortunately, an inventor from Festus, Mo., has discovered how to make ...


          Tomlin: Backup OLBs Play Because They’re ‘Varsity-Capable’      Cache   Translate Page      

The Pittsburgh Steelers were not 100 percent sure if they would have the services of Bud Dupree on Sunday, which prompted them to activate rookie outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi from the injured reserve list to give them four on the 53-man roster. All four ended up dressing and seeing playing time on defense. Adeniyi didn’t […]

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          Jaylen Samuels ‘Not The Last Read’; ‘We Go To Him On Plays’, Says Roethlisberger      Cache   Translate Page      

Given the circumstances late in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, you might not remember that rookie running back Jaylen Samuels only played two snaps following the ankle injury suffered by James Conner. Because the Pittsburgh Steelers only got to run two plays. Both of them were passes that went to Samuels, first for […]

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          Tomlin Not ‘Willing To Acknowledge’ Difficulties Of Winning On West Coast For Game      Cache   Translate Page      

As I wrote about just yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers are not a team that has a lot of success when they are asked to play out on the west coast. That includes three consecutive losses to very bad Oakland Raiders teams going back to 2006, and including games as recently as 2012 and 2013. It’s […]

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          Ben Roethlisberger: ‘It’s Frustrating’ To Let Home Fans Down With Losses This Season      Cache   Translate Page      

The good news is that the Pittsburgh Steelers are a 4-1-1 team on the road this season. The bad news is that they are just 3-3 in games played at home in Heinz Field. They have two games remaining there this season, including the New England Patriots two weeks from now and then in the […]

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          Tomlin On Officiating Gaffes: ‘We’re Gonna Dwell In This Misery’ Instead Of Seeking Comfort      Cache   Translate Page      

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have lost two games in a row, but at least their losses have generated conversations about rules, and that’s always exciting. Right? Last week, after falling to the Denver Broncos 24-17, the conversation about the fumble in the end zone rule was brought up again. If an offensive team fumbles before […]

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          Big Ben Sorry For Throw That Resulted In Justin Hunter’s Injury      Cache   Translate Page      

When it comes to generalities, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has never had difficulty in taking blame. You hear him often say that he needs to play better after a loss and things of that nature. He also always deflects all praise to his teammates. It gets a little more complicated, and he becomes a […]

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