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UN delays Yemen peace talks scheduled to start Thursday

The peace talks had been scheduled to start Thursday in Geneva. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said ...
talks “in good faith and without preconditions.” From Texas to Nebraska, flooding has forced homeowners and animals to evacuate to safety across ...

Hebron ceremony features historical figures

Grant was portrayed by Doug Rung of Geneva, a former Geneva/Fillmore Central history teacher of 28 years and Civil War re-enactor of more than 20 years, who is associated with the Nebraska Arts and Humanities Council. The event was organized by Lyle ...

Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A United Nations-sponsored Yemeni peace conference that was to start Thursday in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed ...
. Man convicted in 1985 cult killings dies in Nebraska prison TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A man who ...

First class mail runs late

The National Newspaper Association has called for measurement of on-time delivery of rural mail. The publisher of The Nebraska Signal in Geneva said an alarming deterioration in rural mail service is being reported across the country. John Edgecombe Jr ...

Construction to begin on Nebraska Highway 116

This year’s 4th annual Siouxland Asian Fest will be at Riverside Park on May 23 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Construction work on Nebraska Highway 116 in Dixon County is scheduled to begin on May 29. GENEVA (AP) — Grand Slam title winners Stan Wawrinka and ...

State Fair exhibitor castigated for doping calls treatment unfair

A Nebraska State Fair 4-H exhibitor stripped of his grand champion ...
The other competitors penalized were Grace Jacobson of the Fillmore Central FFA Chapter and Conrad Schelkopf of Geneva. Schelkopf also was banned from exhibiting for two years, Hoblyn ...

Geneva Woman Celebrates 103rd Birthday

Leola's grandson Max brought her a boutineer and her daughter Sandy pinned it on her. "We get to put this on you!" said Sandy. Leola she credits her long life to living stress-free. When asked if she ever worries, Leola said, "I very seldom do. To this day ...

MPD files charges against four for shoplifting, organized crime and several other offenses

David Howe said Helen N. Austin, 19, of Mayfield, Joseph Delaney, 21, of Murray, Frances C. Lee, 19, of New Concord, and Causha Wilkey, 22 of Geneva, Nebraska were involved in the thefts. Lee is charged with one count of theft by deception under $500 ...

Nebraska auto parts jobber joins Auto Value stores

Roger will continue in his capacity of providing exceptional customer service and quality automotive parts, he will be joined by Kaden Albin from Geneva, Nebraska. "Auto Value's tools and support will enable us to better serve our existing customer base ...

Newspaper Subscribers May Be the Unseen Victims in USPS Plant Closings

Edgecombe is the publisher of The Nebraska Signal in Geneva, NE. NNA seconded the concern expressed by the USPS Office of the Inspector General that the Postal Service has not completed service impact evaluations on the planned closings of 82 more mail ...

Kirsi’s Chocolates at the Quarter Feast in Geneva

Kirsi's Chocolates at a Quarter Feast in Geneva. Music, fun and delicacies.

Thiem Reaches Nice Semi-Finals, Wawrinka Loses in Geneva

Hey, folks. Tomorrow is the big day when the French Open draw is made at 11:30 am local time, but before the draw tomorrow I want to get to what’s going on this week in Nice and Geneva, the last two t…

UN: Israel is worst violator of health rights in the world

By: Hillel C. Neuer © 2015 GENEVA, May 20, 2015 - As Israeli hospitals continue their life-saving treatment for escalating numbers of wounded Syrians fleeing to the Golan from the Assad regime’s b…

2-Day Route 38 Parking Restrictions in Geneva Postponed Until After Memorial Day

An Illinois Department of Transportation contractor has postponed the planned overnight construction work on Route 38 (West State Street) between Seventh and First streets in downtown Geneva to May 26… | Wawrinka advances in Geneva

Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka has outlasted Lukas Rosol in the second round of his home Geneva Open tournament. | Wawrinka advances in Geneva

Houthis allied Zaidi tribes in Sa’dah: Houthis Urge Opponents to Participate in Intra-Yemeni Talks in Geneva

The Houthi rebel group call for all parties to take part in the UN-backed inter-Yemeni conference in Geneva. CAIRO (Sputnik) — The Houthi rebel group call for all parties to take part in the UN-backe…

Yemen Talks to Open May 28 in Geneva: UN

A United Nations conference to re-launch political talks in Yemen will open in Geneva on May 28, a UN spokesman said Wednesday. Yemen Talks to Open May 28 in Geneva: UN

Geneva police investigate second homicide of the year in Collonge-Bellerive

GENEVA, Switzerland – A second homicide has taken place in the otherwise quiet community of Collonge-Bellerive in less than two months. This time, an elderly man, 73, was shot and killed in a parking …


Hi folks, hope you’re well. It’s been quite a roller coaster lately as I’ve been working on side project in collaboration with Self-Portrait. If you’re in Geneva during the first two weeks of June, I’…

India to assume presidency of World Health Assembly in Geneva after 18 years

After a gap of 19 years, India will again assume presidency of the 68th Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the top decision-making body of the World Health Organisation, beginning Monday. In…


What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in GENEVA NEBRASKA?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]


Tips to Prevent Data Theft in GENEVA NEBRASKA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.


Protect Your Business in GENEVA NEBRASKA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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