May 9, 2021
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PARD requests budget increase for security, staffing and program expansion

Last week, the Parks and Recreation Board unanimously voted to approve recommendations for budget increases for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

According to the recommendation, Austin’s parks system has experienced an increase in off-leash dog violations, illegal parking, notifications of homeless encampments, alcohol in parks and “inappropriate behavior in greenbelts.”

Because of these issues, along with the loss of fee revenue over the past year due to the pandemic, PARD has requested more money from the city to serve its “under-resourced needs” in the upcoming city budget. The money would be used to fund a number of projects ranging from

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Return To ‘Normal’ Could Spell Anxiety For Dogs Left Alone. Here’s How To Help.

Routines are changing, as COVID-19 vaccinations become more widely available and public health restrictions gradually ease. People are ready to get back to pre-pandemic normal. But their pets might have a hard time adjusting to being alone again.

Bob Ryder is a dog trainer who owns Pawsitive Transformations in Bloomington. He said stay-at-home orders and school closures changed dogs’ daily lives—and they’ll feel the impact again as things reopen.

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Bob Ryder is a Bloomington-based dog trainer who owns Pawsitive Transformations.

“Dogs are likely to experience, from their perspective, sudden changes or overwhelming changes to a routine that they’ve

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State Department security officer arrested for impersonating police officer

A security officer for the U.S. State Department was arrested and accused of impersonating a police officer after ordering his German shepherd to jump on a motorist’s vehicle during a traffic confrontation in Deltona, Volusia County sheriff’s deputies said.

James Land III, 59, of Deltona, was charged with impersonating a police officer or a public employee. He’s out of the Volusia County Branch Jail on $2,500.

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Omaha woman cited after pit bull attack in Benson | National News

The two pit bulls that attacked an Omaha couple and their dog Sunday night could be released from impoundment if their owner can prove that they are up to date on rabies shots.

Pam Wiese, spokeswoman for the Nebraska Humane Society, said the dogs were picked up after the attack and impounded on a 10-day rabies hold. If the dogs have been vaccinated, they can spend the remainder of that supervised impoundment at home, she said.

The dogs attacked an Omaha couple who were walking their miniature poodle in Benson about 6:45 p.m. Sunday. The couple’s home is around the

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Closing the Cyber Skills Gap with Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA)

As digital innovation continues to transform and expand networks, much of the workforce now working remotely, and technologies like 5G making networks faster and more open, opportunities for threat actors have ballooned. This has made the chronic cybersecurity skills gap an even more glaring issue for many organizations—security teams are thin, short-staffed, and becoming ever-more strained. And individual users remain largely uninformed about how to spot digital threats or protect themselves and their devices. Luckily, Fortinet is dedicated to closing the cyber skills gap with our NSE Training Institute programs and Training Advancement Agenda.

The TAA is comprised of numerous

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SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Guard Dog Solutions, Inc., dba, a rapidly expanding leader in cyber security solutions for consumers and businesses, today announced the appointment of Rich Wickham to SVP, Ecosystems.

In Wi-Fi and wired networks, protects and warns against threats outside the perimeter of the network or on attached devices that other solutions often don’t see. Devices of every kind are inherently vulnerable to the networks they join. employs patent-pending artificial intelligence to pre-emptively recognize, expose, and shut down cybersecurity threats before an attack can happen.

In his role as SVP of Ecosystems, Rich

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