State Roundup: County, state officials lash out over transportation cuts; O’s may wind up with a month-to-month lease
TRANSPORTATION CUTS SPARK IRE OF STATE, COUNTY OFFICIALS: County officials and legislators are lashing out at a plan to cut billions in transportation projects across the state. State Transportation Secretary Paul Wiedefeld, in an interview Tuesday, said the department is forced to address $3.3 billion in shortfalls. To close the gap over the current six-year spending plan, the agency will impose across the board budget cuts, hiring freezes, fee and parking rate increases as well as defer hundreds of millions in projects across the state. Bryan Sears/Maryland Matters.
Shopify Hydrogen Development: A New Era of eCommerce
The eCommerce landscape is continually evolving, and Shopify, a leading name in the field, is not one to lag. Shopify’s latest innovation, Shopify Hydrogen, is set to revolutionize the way online commerce operates. This article breaks down Shopify Hydrogen development features, the benefits it brings to merchants, and how it compares to traditional Shopify development.
Moore counters political polarization with positive messaging
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Gov. Wes Moore flashed his signature smile to the crowd as he pointed to people saying, “We need you,” and thanking everyone like he’d just won an Oscar. The smile and shoutouts that punctuated the October launch of his service year program have...
State Roundup: As end of O’s lease nears, Angelos said to be firm on development rights; Virginia lawmakers ask Biden admin to pause FBI move to Maryland
ANGELOS SAID TO BE FIRM ON CAMDEN YARDS DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS: With only weeks remaining on their lease at Camden Yards, Orioles officials are pushing back against the idea of signing a long-term lease without including development rights at the complex. One source is saying that Orioles chairman and CEO John Angelos is not inclined to make major adjustments to the MOU. Andy Kostka/The Baltimore Banner.
Rich Media Ads
In today’s digital advertising landscape, staying ahead of the curve is essential for success. Rich media ads have emerged as a powerful tool to captivate and engage audiences, while bridge pages play a crucial role in guiding users to take desired actions. In this article, we will delve into the world of rich media ads, understanding what they are and how they can transform your advertising campaigns. Additionally, we will explore the concept of bridge pages and their significance in optimizing the user journey. Read more about what a bridge page is here.
State Roundup: Maryland Transportation Department faces 8% across-the-board cuts to address shortfall; medical-aid-in-dying advocates hopeful that bill will finally pass
TRANSPORTATION DEPT FACES 8% CUTS DUE TO SHORTFALLS: Maryland’s Department of Transportation is facing billions in cuts to address shortfalls that will squeeze operations and construction budgets. State officials spent the better part of this past week briefing lawmakers and local leaders on an 8% across-the-board cut to all the agencies within the department. Bryan Sears/Maryland Matters.
Mastering the Art of Wrinkle Reduction and Deep Cellular Hydration
Mastering the art of wrinkle reduction and deep cellular hydration is a journey toward achieving youthful and vibrant skin. In today’s environment, our skin faces an array of challenges, from pollution and UV rays to lifestyle factors like diet and stress. These elements can take a toll on our skin, accelerating the aging process and diminishing its natural vitality. In this context, understanding the science of cellular hydration becomes crucial. Cellular hydration isn’t just about keeping the skin moist; it’s about ensuring that each cell is adequately hydrated to function optimally.
Trans patients face geographic, availability barriers to care, medications
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Paisley Parsons is 10 years into his medical gender-affirming transition, and a majority of that time he’s spent looking for a good team of doctors in Maryland. Parsons, from near Hagerstown, had limited access to nearby care when starting his transition. Driving to Philadelphia, the...
8 Tips for an Off-Season Trip to Portugal
Portugal is brimming with color and life and draws eager travelers in droves throughout the peak tourist seasons. Have you ever considered the charm of this vibrant country during the off-season?. Free of the bustling crowds and simmered down to its authentic essence, Portugal presents an entirely different, yet equally...
State Roundup: Probe underway for choice of Greenbelt for FBI home; Trone prepares to face off with Alsobrooks; State Sen. Lam joins congressional race
GSA’S WATCHDOG TO PROBE SELECTION PROCESS FOR NEW FBI HEADQUARTERS: The watchdog for the General Services Administration will investigate the process that led the federal agency to choose a Maryland site over two others for the new FBI headquarters. Acting Inspector General Robert Erickson wrote in a letter released Thursday that the “objective will be to assess the agency’s process and procedures for the site selection to relocate the FBI Headquarters.” Eleven members of Virginia’s congressional delegation cheered the decision in a joint statement and called for the GSA to “pause all activities related to the relocation until the IG’s investigation is complete.” Jennifer Shutt/Maryland Matters.
10 Tips for Getting Back Into a Productive Workflow After the Holidays
After the holidays, there are two ways that you can return to work: extremely overjoyed and excited to share about your celebrations or unrested, dreading leaving the couch, and uninspired to jump back in. Unfortunately, the latter is often more prevalent than the former on the final days of holiday...
Lead persists as problem in holiday gifts, environmental cost
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Lead poisoning has hit the news recently with pollution from leaded aviation gasoline, poisoning from applesauce pouches, and federal lead pipe replacement projects. But some lead poisoning threats come during the holiday gift-giving season from jewelry, toys, makeup, and other gifts. In October, the U.S. Environmental...
Asbestos exposure still impacts Maryland veterans’ health
Through most of the 20th century, the U.S. armed forces applied asbestos-containing products to benefit fully from the material’s unique properties. With the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard utilizing contaminated products, many veterans were exposed to asbestos while defending our country. Today’s growing number of toxic exposure cases among these brave men and women underlines the health risks they have taken, barring the challenges of service. As veterans embrace civilian life after service, they now face developing life-altering asbestos diseases stemming from their military years.
State Roundup: Deadline nears for state to keep, replace health care provider for inmates; DNR proposes extending restrictions on striped bass fishing
DEADLINE LOOMS TO DECIDE ON HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FOR STATE INMATES: A deadline is looming for Maryland to decide whether to keep or replace the troubled, for-profit company that provides medical care to about 17,000 people incarcerated in state prisons and the Baltimore City jail complex. The company has been paid hundreds of millions of dollars, even as its care has come under fire from an independent monitor and dozens of prisoners who have filed lawsuits over medical malpractice. Pamela Wood and Ben Conarck/The Baltimore Banner.
Board of Public Works approves purchase of Wicomico County watershed forest land
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – With its approval of the Department of Natural Resources’ acquisition of nearly 20 acres of forested land in Wicomico County Wednesday, the Board of Public Works supported preserving the Nanticoke River watershed and the many animals and birds that live in the forested area around it.
The Top 5 Sports Betting Bonuses in Maryland
Over the last few years, the state of Maryland has become one of the top destinations for online sports betting in the United States. No thanks to the legalization of sports betting in the country and of course the push by the state authorities to leverage the huge potential of the industry.
State Roundup: Maryland, nonprofit team up to improve access to contraception services; O’s public benefit deal may be worth $1.3 billion; O’Malley nomination as Soc Sec commish moves forward
STATE SEEKS TO WIDEN NET FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES: As Maryland continues its push to expand access to reproductive health care, a new collaboration will look to improve contraception services in areas where people don’t have access to all of their birth control options. Sam Janesch/The Baltimore Sun. Gov....
Senate panel gives thumbs up to Maryland’s O’Malley as next Social Security commissioner
WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee voted 17-10 Tuesday to advance to the full Senate the nomination of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to be the next commissioner of the Social Security Administration. All 14 Democrats and three Republicans – Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Bill Cassidy of...
Are office meeting pods a good choice for coworking offices?
Interest in coworking spaces continues to grow. This is largely driven by the dynamic growth of start-up businesses. At the early stages of development, young firms often look to save money, while renting classic offices can be expensive. Freelancers, at the same time, find such spaces ideal for working efficiently, allowing them to leave the comfort of their homes in order to network professionally. But, arranging a functional coworking office requires expert use of space and proper handling of the issue of noise. Will, therefore, office pods work well in a place where many different people are working at the same time? Read on to find out.
State Roundup: Elections officials to get safety training; local officials urge lawmakers to scale back Blueprint funding plan
STATE ELECTIONS OFFICIALS TO GET SAFETY TRAINING: Elections officials in Maryland will participate in a series of safety trainings with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials in advance of primary and general elections scheduled for next year. Earlier this month, state and local election officials told the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee of increased “threats and abusive conduct.” Bryan Sears/Maryland Matters.
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