Monday, July 27, 2020

Commissioner Dennis Frazier Delivers Important Message - Carroll Forward




Commissioner Dennis Frazier Delivers Important Message - Carroll Forward


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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Hello, it's me.


Hello, it's me. I've thought about us for a long long time...

Monday, July 20, 2020

Sunday, July 19, 2020

A walk around the house to check-out the flowers

A walk around the house to check-out the flowers and the landscaping. Sat. July 18, 2020.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

McDaniel’s campus 17July2020 Friday

Last night Caroline and I walked around McDaniel's campus before getting-in our run. 17July2020 Friday

Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory MAGIC NEWS BRIEF July 14, 2020

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Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory MAGIC NEWS BRIEF July 14, 2020


ANNOUNCING OUR BIG DATA BOOTCAMP!


For four years in a row, the role of data scientist has been named the number one job in the U.S. by Glassdoor. What's more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for data science skills will drive a 27.9 percent rise in employment in the field through 2026.  Whether you are a student or a professional looking to expand your skillset, this FREE introductory course is for you!  Big Data Bootcamp is an 8 week virtual course designed to expose curious and independent learners to python and basic data science and machine learning techniques. We’ll cover the python language, general programming principles, important libraries and tools, and basic ML algorithms.
Class size is limited to the first 15 registrations, so sign up quickly!
[Click here to register!]


ONLINE CTF 002 IS THIS WEEKEND!


Speaking of in-demand careers... our popular entry-level, cybersecurity competition is this Saturday from 11am-3pm EST!  Registration for our Online Capture The Flag (oCTF) competition opens tomorrow, July 15th, so be sure to check back and register for this FREE online event!  Thanks to our sponsor CTC Technology & Energy, participants will compete for Amazon gift cards while learning ethical hacking skills!
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OUR TWO GAME DEVELOPMENT CLASSES NOW STARTING IN AUGUST
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[UPDATE: These 13 week courses are now scheduled to begin in August.] Aspiring game developers can choose from our online classes: Intro to Game Development and Intermediate Game Development.  Both classes will teach Unity and C#, and both will conclude with a Game Demo Day where students can share their games with the public via Zoom.

The intro class will focus on learning the basics of game design for 2D scrolling puzzle games, while the intermediate class will introduce 3D design elements and more complex challenges with enemy characters.

Loaner laptops are available on a first come, first serve basis. Financial aid is also available.

[Click here to register!]


SPEAKING OF WHICH...

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring a student for our Game Development courses, or even the entire class, please use this form to become a sponsor! This could be a game changing (pun intended) opportunity for students with an interest in games to learn in-demand skills for the $140 Billion video gaming industry. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we were able to provide over $800 in financial aid to students in our inaugural class. heart

[Click here to sponsor a student for our Game Development class]


AND DON'T FORGET OUR CONVENIENT FUNDRAISING OPTIONS!

If you need to stock up on coffee or get that thing you need by tomorrow on Amazon, please remember our fundraising programs:

MAGIC Beans: MAGIC and Furnace Hills Coffee have partnered to offer great roasts like Hacker Roast (our personal favorite) - a portion of purchases goes to MAGIC.
Amazon Smile: MAGIC will automatically receive 0.5% of your eligible purchases as a donation from Amazon.  The only catch is that you have to be sure you start your shopping from https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-1092703 - so be sure to bookmark it as your default Amazon home page! Once you have it set-up you can just start shopping from smile.amazon.com.


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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
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The Harford County Lynching Memorial Committee


The Harford County Lynching Memorial Committee

Lynching Victims in Harford County

Issac Moore, died July 22, 1868
Jim Quinn, died Oct. 2, 1869
Lewis Harris, died March 26, 1900

The Harford County Lynching Memorial Committee, established in March 2019, is working to memorialize the victims of this terrible era in the County. The project included plans for a soil collection ceremony in March 2019 and later in the year a marker dedication. However, as the pandemic has resulted in stay-at-home and social distancing orders, the committee's outreach work has been disrupted. Thus, we are using the blog to keep the community informed about our research, plans, and activities. Be sure to follow the blog since we will provide updated content here as we continue our work to document and memorialize victims of these crimes.

Find the web site here: https://harcomlmp.blogspot.com/

Retrieved May 31, 2020
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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Carroll Forward is open for business

After weeks and weeks of really hard work, Carroll Forward is open for business: https://carrollcountymd.gov/carrollforward

Please share Carroll Forward site to your Facebook page. Please call it to the attention of your friends and neighbors. We are trying to bring forward a definitive single site for the purpose of consistent messaging and sharing accurate cutting-edge information with the public in an attempt to protect and save as many folks as possible. 





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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
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Carroll Forward- Commissioner Stephen Wantz



After weeks and weeks of really hard work, Carroll Forward is open for business: https://carrollcountymd.gov/carrollforward 

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.city
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Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org

Interview with Midge Thomas



Midge Thomas talks about her time at Robert Moton School and growing up in Mt. Airy, Maryland. Thomas said her bus ride from Mt. Airy to Robert Moton was 2 hours each day

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.city
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Attorney General Frosh Files Suit Against U.S. Department of Education and Secretary DeVos

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Attorney General Frosh Files Suit Against U.S. Department of Education and Secretary DeVos for Unlawfully Repealing Critical “Borrower Defense” Regulations

BALTIMORE, MD (July 15, 2020) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general in a lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) challenging their action to unlawfully repeal the 2016 “borrower defense” regulations and replace them with regulations that benefit predatory for-profit schools at the expense of defrauded students.

 The 2016 borrower defense regulations established critical protections for student-borrowers who have been misled or defrauded by predatory schools by providing borrowers an efficient pathway to get relief from their federal student loans, and creating robust deterrents for schools that engage in predatory conduct.  

Under the Trump administration, ED repealed the 2016 regulations and replaced them with new regulations that make it virtually impossible for victimized students to obtain financial relief, while also rolling back oversight over unscrupulous and predatory schools.  In the lawsuit, the coalition argues that ED’s decision to repeal and replace the Obama-era regulations violates the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), and asks the court to vacate ED’s new regulations.

 “Secretary DeVos has once again stood up for predatory, for-profit education institutions instead of the student-borrowers who are their victims,” said Attorney General Frosh. “Students are left holding the bag when the predators go belly up, and Betsy DeVos keeps undermining the deterrents to the predatory conduct.”

 The Higher Education Act requires that the Secretary of Education issue regulations that provide for a meaningful process for students to obtain federal student loan relief when their schools have engaged in misconduct.  Consistent with this Congressional mandate, ED issued new borrower defense regulations in November 2016 that offered meaningful protections to defrauded student borrowers.  

The regulations built on lessons learned from the collapse of Corinthian Colleges—a predatory, for-profit chain of colleges that left tens of thousands of students across the nation in need of debt relief.  Specifically, the 2016 regulations provided borrowers who were misled and defrauded access to a consistent, clear, fair, and transparent process to seek debt relief, and also protected taxpayers by holding schools that engage in misconduct accountable.  The regulations also ensured that financially troubled schools provide financial protection to the government to ensure that, if they fail, taxpayers would not be left financially responsible.

 Despite these new protections, Secretary DeVos sided with for-profit schools upon taking office and demonstrated public hostility to the 2016 borrower defense regulations.  Just two weeks before those regulations were set to go into effect in mid-2017, the Trump administration unlawfully delayed them.  

A coalition of 20 attorneys general, including Attorney General Frosh, sued Secretary DeVos over the illegal delay.  In 2018, a judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia found the delay unlawful and ordered the 2016 borrower defense regulations to go into effect.  In November 2019, after the Secretary’s failed delay attempts, ED issued replacement borrower defense regulations that put the interests of predatory schools ahead of student protections.  The 2019 borrower defense regulations created a process designed to thwart relief for defrauded students and shield predatory schools from being held accountable.

 In the lawsuit, filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the coalition argues that ED’s repeal and replacement of the 2016 borrower defense regulations violates the APA because:
  • It is arbitrary and capricious. The decision to repeal and replace the 2016 rule was not the product of reasoned decision making as required by the APA.  In explaining its rationale for the new regulations, ED rejected prior agency determinations going back decades without explanation, grounded its analysis in fundamental misunderstandings, failed to consider alternatives, and disregarded facts and circumstances.
  • It does not comply with Congress’s requirement that the Secretary implement a meaningful process for borrowers to obtain relief.  Instead, it establishes an illusory process that makes it practically impossible for students to qualify for borrower defense relief.  ED admits as much by acknowledging that only around 4 percent of borrowers eligible for relief will actually get relief.
 In filing this lawsuit, Attorney General Frosh joins the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Westminster Police Department Officer Intro. Meet Pfc. Isaac Stiffler

Officer Intro. Meet Pfc. Isaac Stiffler: • Why I became a Police Officer: to serve my community and help those in need. • Time on the job: 1.5 years. • Hobbies: watching movies and spending time with friends and family. • Talent: quoting movies. • Certifications: none at the moment. • Something positive about the job that I enjoy: peaceful interactions with the community that I work in.
July 14, 2020

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

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