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The end of the Division II Drury/Quincy game is one of the best college basketball finishes of the year (VIDEO)


One of the best finishes to a college basketball game this season occurred on Saturday as Drury outlasted Quincy for a 90-88 overtime win. Quincy received a go-ahead 3-pointer from Godson Eneogwe with 1.6 seconds left to put them ahead 88-87 in overtime ...

More snow on the way for New England


Governor Charlie Baker said it was a scary situation at the Quincy Center T station Thursday and customers who broke windows and climbed out of a Red Line train deserved an apology.[more] Governor Charlie Baker said it was a scary situation at the Quincy ...

Celebration of Quincy's 175th anniversary kicks off Tuesday


QUINCY --A year-long celebration of Quincy's 175th anniversary will get under way Tuesday when city officials host a kickoff event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. At 5:30 p.m., Mayor Kyle Moore and other steering committee members will ...

Quincy (Diddy’s Son) Debuts New Video on Revolt TV


Music runs in the family! Quincy premiered his official music video on Revolt Live tonight for his single “Friends First” ft. French Montana. Kick starting his music career with this track, which is a mix between an old school R&B and a pop beat ...

Quincy stays unbeaten at Reading; Coldwater breaks losing streak


COLDWATER (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, in Friday night varsity boys and girls basketball, the Coldwater and Quincy boys teams grabbed the spotlight with Coldwater breaking their double digit losing streak with their second win of the ...

Prep roundup: Ellensburg High School basketball sweeps Quincy


Ellensburg High School’s boys basketball team earned a much-needed league win Saturday night, beating visiting Quincy 50-26. The Bulldogs (10-7, 10-5 CWAC) travels to face Grandview on Friday, then Selah on Saturday before closing the regular season out ...

Quincy Bypass Finally Open


Quincy, FL - A stretch of road decades in the makings is finally open in Gadsden County. The new Quincy Bypass connects people to downtown Quincy and helps truck drivers avoid it. Quincy Mayor Derrick Elias says, "It has taken oodles of years to get here.

Diddy’s Son Quincy & French Montana ‘Friends First’ — Behind The Scenes


In the behind-the-scenes footage we get to go backstage with Quincy at Revolt TV and see him hang with his famous friends before dropping the video. Quincy, who you often see hanging with Justin Bieber, Tyga and Kylie Jenner really has us going in this song.

In His Musical Debut, Quincy Wants To Be 'Friend First' Before Anything Else


Quincy Brown, the heir to 80s music sensation Al B Sure and P.Diddy's step son stepped out on his own two and released the visuals for his single "Friend First." Featuring French Montana the 23 year old, who looks like the spitting image of his father ...

Cardinals open MIVA play with matches against Quincy, Lindenwood


Head coach Joel Walton and assistant coach Kevin Furnish talk to the men's volleyball team during a timeout in the game against Penn State on Jan. 16 at Worthen Arena. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY The Ball State men's volleyball tean will open Midwestern ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR QUINC

Filing A Charge of Discrimination on QUINC

If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you can file a Charge of Discrimination. All of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a Charge of Discrimination with us before you can file a job discrimination lawsuit against your employer. In addition, an individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect the aggrieved person´s identity. There are time limits for filing a charge.

Note: Federal employees and job applicants have similar protections, but a different complaint process.

If you file a charge, you may be asked to try to settle the dispute through mediation. Mediation is an informal and confidential way to resolve disputes with the help of a neutral mediator. If the case is not sent to mediation, or if mediation doesn´t resolve the problem, the charge will be given to an investigator.

If an investigation finds no violation of the law, you will be given a Notice of Right to Sue. This notice gives you permission to file suit in a court of law. If a violation is found, we will attempt to reach a voluntary settlement with the employer. If we cannot reach a settlement, your case will be referred to our legal staff (or the Department of Justice in certain cases), who will decide whether or not the agency should file a lawsuit. If we decide not to file a lawsuit, we will give you a Notice of Right to Sue.

In some cases, if a charge appears to have little chance of success, or if it is something that we don´t have the authority to investigate, we may dismiss the charge without doing an investigation or offering mediation.

Many states and local jurisdictions have their own anti-discrimination laws, and agencies responsible for enforcing those laws (Fair Employment Practices Agencies, or FEPAs). If you file a charge with a FEPA, it will automatically be "dual-filed" with EEOC if federal laws apply. You do not need to file with both agencies.

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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in QUINC

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Office on Violence Against Women

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Warning in QUINC: Government Grant Scams

“Because you pay your income taxes on time, you have been awarded a free $12,500 government grant! To get your grant, simply give us your checking account information, and we will direct-deposit the grant into your bank account!”

Sometimes, it’s an ad that claims you will qualify to receive a “free grant” to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Other times, it’s a phone call supposedly from a “government” agency or some other organization with an official sounding name. In either case, the claim is the same: your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back.

But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says that “money for nothing” grant offers usually are scams, whether you see them in your local paper or a national magazine, or hear about them on the phone.

Some scam artists advertise “free grants” in the classifieds, inviting readers to call a toll-free number for more information. Others are more bold: they call you out of the blue. They lie about where they’re calling from, or they claim legitimacy using an official-sounding name like the “Federal Grants Administration.” They may ask you some basic questions to determine if you “qualify” to receive a grant. FTC attorneys say calls and come-ons for free money invariably are rip offs.

Grant scammers generally follow a script: they congratulate you on your eligibility, then ask for your checking account information so they can “deposit your grant directly into your account,” or cover a one-time “processing fee.” The caller may even reassure you that you can get a refund if you’re not satisfied. In fact, you’ll never see the grant they promise; they will disappear with your money.

The FTC says following a few basic rules can keep consumers from losing money to these “government grant” scams:

  • Don’t give out your bank account information to anyone you don’t know. Scammers pressure people to divulge their bank account information so that they can steal the money in the account. Always keep your bank account information confidential. Don’t share it unless you are familiar with the company and know why the information is necessary.
  • Don’t pay any money for a “free” government grant. If you have to pay money to claim a “free” government grant, it isn’t really free. A real government agency won’t ask you to pay a processing fee for a grant that you have already been awarded — or to pay for a list of grant-making institutions. The names of agencies and foundations that award grants are available for free at any public library or on the Internet. The only official access point for all federal grant-making agencies is www.grants.gov.
  • Look-alikes aren’t the real thing. Just because the caller says he’s from the “Federal Grants Administration” doesn’t mean that he is. There is no such government agency. Take a moment to check the blue pages in your telephone directory to bear out your hunch — or not.
  • Phone numbers can deceive. Some con artists use Internet technology to disguise their area code in caller ID systems. Although it may look like they’re calling from Washington, DC, they could be calling from anywhere in the world.
  • Take control of the calls you receive. If you want to reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive, place your telephone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. To register online, visit donotcall.gov. To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236) from the phone number you wish to register.
  • File a complaint with the FTC. If you think you may have been a victim of a government grant scam, file a complaint with the FTC online, or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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