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Nikki Minaj loses father, Robert Minaj and Tiger Woods almost dies in car crash

PEDESTRIAN AND DRIVERS HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES IN ORGANIZED TRAVEL

By Terence Morris Author, and Founder PACE TULSA NETWORK.  Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  6:00 a.m.

With the recent tragic and near-critical celebrity and family traffic fatalities more attention is being drawn towards advanced planning and infrastructure projects in transportation public safety. 

Nikki Minaj and Meghan There Stallion

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, 38, known professionally as Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.  

Robert Maraj, 64, Nikki Minaj’s father, was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue around 6 PM ET when he was hit by a car that kept going, Nassau County police said, Robert Maraj, later died in the hospital.

According to Associated Press News Sources, Charles Polevich surrendered to police early Wednesday charged with ‘leaving the scene of a car crash” and “tampering with evidence” (removing vehicle tags) for the death of Robert Maraj.  Polevich got out of his white 1992 Volvo station wagon, stood over Maraj, asked him if “he was OK” then jumped back into his vehicle and drove off, leaving the rapper Nikki Minaj’s father dying in the street, court papers charge.

What pedestrian awareness crosswalk education initiatives will continue to cultivate health conscious communities? And what’s the future for the pedestrian awareness movement?

One of the most important things to realize is that pedestrians have responsibilities, just as driver’s have responsibilities in organized travel. The biggest responsibility is obeying pedestrian and traffic laws in while travelling.

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The common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

*Intoxicated driving

*Distracted driving

*Speeding

*Failure to obey traffic laws

*Failure to yield to pedestrians

* Failure to maintain the property

Some of the most common situations where a pedestrian can be found at fault are:

*A pedestrian was crossing against the traffic signal.

*A pedestrian was crossing the road outside a crosswalk.

*A pedestrian was walking where pedestrian access is not allowed.

What to do if you’re involved in a pedestrian accident? 

Call the local authorities. After being injured in a pedestrian accident, the most important thing you should do is seek medical attention. Then assess the situation and reach out to an attorney.

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Another Key Goal is to Always Obey PEDESTRIAN Law

In motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians, the responsibility for motor-vehicle pedestrian crashes is usually due to a negligent drivers’. However, sometimes it could be the fault of poorly maintained roads, malfunctioning traffic signals, or other factors related to visibility and health.

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According to MARK SCHLABACH, ESPN Senior Writer Feb 24, 2021, Tiger Woods,45, a 15-time major champion and winner of a record-tying 82 PGA Tour tournaments, was seriously injured in a car wreck in Los Angeles on Tuesday. 

According to L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Woods’ vehicle hit the center divider, destroyed a wooden “Welcome to Rolling Hills Estates” sign, and rolled over several times. After crossing the two southbound lanes, the SUV hit a curb and a tree before settling several hundred feet from the road. His vehicle narrowly missed hitting a utility pole. 

L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez said he sometimes stops people driving well over the speed limit in the 45 mph zone, where signs warn truck drivers to use lower gears because of the steep grade. 

Tiger Woods underwent several hours of emergency surgery to repair what doctors called “significant orthopedic injuries” to his lower right leg and ankle. Although Tiger Woods, is doing better, Twitter sources say, “They are not sure if he will return to golf.”

Pedestrians and drivers are often injured within construction sites or near roads, where sidewalks are not safely blocked off and motorists have improperly become diverted to a safe areas.

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Some of the most common pedestrian injuries include:

*Head trauma, including concussions

*Spinal injuries, especially whiplash

*Broken bones

*Lacerations

*Abdominal trauma

* Chest injuries

Motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents are caused by:

*Driver inattention

*Poor visibility due to weather

*Damaged signage/ non-signage

*Carelessness. 

Pedestrians can also be injured because of a failure to maintain the property, especially sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, or walkways.

What is the Problem with Intersections?

Many drivers who are in car accidents at intersections say they simply did not see the other driver coming or failed to see the pedestrian in the crosswalk. 

Other drivers reported that their views were obstructed, making them unable to see the other vehicle.

In some situations, the design or shape of the roadway can make it hard to see approaching traffic. 

Other times, parked vehicles, glares from lights, or trees and bushes may obstruct the driver’s view.

A Key Goal is to Reduce Intersection Crashes

Experts seem to agree that traffic signals do a better job of controlling accidents than simply stop and yield signs alone. However, maintaining intersections plays an important role, as well. They say that intersections should be inspected regularly to ensure that views are not obstructed by shrubbery and other structures.

Traffic Signal Improvements are also Key to Reducing Accident Injuries

Traffic signals meaning traffic control devices provide direction to pedestrians, as well as, drivers by alternately assigning right of way to drivers. 

Traffic signals facilitate shared road space by separating conflicting movements and by using delays for various drivers. 

Traffic signals are most often used at busy intersections for operational reasons and sometimes represent a trade-off between mobility and safety.

There is important work being done in the City of Tulsa regarding assistance with the disabled and physically and mentally challenged citizens at crosswalk intersections. Modern and more sophisticated assistive technology can be extended to organized travel systems in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

As part of one of PACETULSA AGS FOUNDATION National Campaigns, we would like to address the expansion of marked pedestrian crosswalk intersections with High-Intensity Treatments.  

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LEARN HOW TO MASTER “THE KEYS” OF GREAT ESSAY WRITERS!

LEARN HOW TO MASTER “THE KEYS” OF GREAT ESSAY WRITERS!

By Terence Morris Author, and Founder PACE TULSA NETWORK.  Monday, March 8, 2021. 1:09 P.M.

Do you enjoy writing?  Most days instead of outdoors activities you would rather write.  Every time you start to wander mentally you are thinking about a story… Well, you probably want to learn “the keys” to becoming a great essay writer!

An “essay” is “all about” the author’s developed opinion(s).  Scholarly, Opinionated-editorial, or Extemporaneous liturgy. An “essay writer” may use many different approaches to essay writing and multiple topics to choose from, but a good essay follows the same “guiding principles.”

In this article, we discuss those “essay writer’s guiding principles.” and how writers apply them to whatever essay types they create.  Let’s start with the heart of a good essay: the topic.

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WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU GOING TO TALK ABOUT?

THE TOP 3 THINGS TO CONSIDER 

thesis, type, and audience

The most important element is your thesis or the theme of your essay.

The idea surrounding your thesis statement is the central point you’re trying to make. The thesis of Terence Morris’s essay in “African American perceptions about legal authorization and leadership” for example, is that Advancing civil progress in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s community is not possible while domestic terrorists, trained murderers, prolific killers, and systemized hate cells, freely conduct urban warfare on African-American Black People.  Touching on current social tensions within local communities affecting minority groups varies the prerogative aesthetic of equality, however, most essays recommit to one core idea.  In this case, it’s African-American Black People’s perceptions of policing agencies.

Be sure to formulate your thesis before beginning any writing. If you’re having problems hammering the one thing that you want readers to remember when they’re done reading, relax, your creative juices will flow with practice.

One great technique is to incorporate your thesis as soon as possible, even in your topic sentence. Make sure you repeat your topic sentence throughout the essay particularly in the conclusion. 

The entire essay substantiates your thesis. You may also incorporate observed evidence, tributes, acknowledgments, influential quotes, or even persuasive verbiage–whatever support and/or arguments will challenge your readers to think about the stacks of ideas you’ve constructed from your thesis statement.

The. next most important part of your writing is deciding the type(s)of essay(s) you want to author.

In essay authorship, there are several different types. Association often eludes the type, as with admissions essays, the thesis determines the type. Here are the most common essay types: 

Argumentative essay

Argumentative essays assert or defend a position. A commonly preferred type of essay is the school paper.

Admissions essay

Most Academic admissions require an essay within applications, which typically revolve around why you’re interested in their school. 

Persuasive essay

A persuasive essay is just as it sounds: an essay to persuade or convince the reader of a certain point. It’s similar to an argumentative essay— they both strongly favor a particular point of view, but the difference is the end goal: Argumentative essays just have to present their case, while persuasive essays have to present their case and win over the reader. 

Compare-and-contrast essay

Giving equal attention to two opposing themes is an example of compare-and-contrast that essay.  This essay is said to “works better than argumentative or persuasive essays,” that support one side over another.  One example of compare and contrast essay is “15 Remarkable women who powered the civil rights movement,” by Journalist Deborah D. Douglas.

Personal essay

Anecdotal or real-life stories of authors like the Micheal Jordan biographies tend to follow narrative structures, the thesis can be flexible or interpretive. 

Expository essay

Expository essays don’t have a bias. The expository essay thoroughly explains a certain topic to expand the reader’s knowledge. It is similar to an argumentative and persuasive essay in format. One such story is by Mary H.K. Choi, My Parents Got Sick. It Changed How I Thought About My Marriage

Essay writing for an audience

Your final consideration is who will read your essay—a professor, an admissions advisor, your friends, social media groups, or publications.

Audience’s realistically influenced how we speak. Our readers determine if our writings are formal or casual, Your essay should guide language, diction, and style. Hashtags in texting are good, but only in digital dialogue. : In casual or formal essay writing, not the most appropriate choice.

Your audience also affects the essay’s tone, and how you sound on an emotional level (excited hesitant, optimistic). There are a lot of tonal qualities that can further convey emotionally charged dialogue.

The essay writing process

If you’re writing an essay, research paper, term paper, novel, short story, poem, screenplay, blog article about essay writing—when writing just about anything, really—it’s crucial to follow a traditional writing process. Even if you prefer the cascading ideas as a style for writing your rough draft, you still need to revise and clarify your streaming ideas.

Essay writing has a five-step writing process:

1 Brainstorming

It always helps to collect your thoughts before you begin writing. Based on the thesis, generate as many ideas as possible to include in your essay. Think of as many as possible within a set time.  The ideas that don’t work can be reworked later.  A set time provides an efficient writing habit.

2 Preparing

The preparation of phases consists of both outlining your essay and collecting resources for evidence. Take a look at the results of your brainstorming session. First, isolate the ideas that are essential to support your thesis and then organize them in a logical and progressive order. In this stage, you’ll incorporate your essay structure. If you want empirical evidence or complementary citations, track them down while preparing.

3 Drafting

This is the main stage of essay writing.  Remember everything doesn’t have to be perfect at this stage.  This is your first draft, not your final draft, so give yourself the freedom to make errors.  Bubble ideal words so you don’t miss the big picture. 

4 Revising

The revisions stage involves your second draft, your third draft, or even your fourth draft if necessary. Address all the nuances and subtleties you explained away in the first draft. 

Pay attention to both word choice and clarity, as well as complicated writing strategies like avoiding passive voice. If you’re not confident in your writing skills yet, there are resources online offering sentence structure and word choice suggestions, Review mistakes with sentence structure—like run-on sentences, sentence fragments, and passive voice.

5 Proofreading

Correct misspellings, formatting issues, or grammatical errors.

Essay structure

Essay structure almost always follows a simple beginning-middle-end format, or in this case, an introduction-body-conclusion format.  What makes your essay unique is what content you have selected readers to enjoy.

Introduction

Essays follow the same guidelines for introductions as any other piece of writing, with an extra emphasis on presenting the thesis prominently, ideally in the topic sentence. By the end of your introduction paragraph, your reader should know without a doubt what your essay is about. From there, follow the conventional best strategies on how to write an introduction. 

Body paragraphs

The majority of your essay is body paragraphs, all of which support your thesis and present evidence. 

Pay close attention to how you organize your body paragraphs. Some arguments benefit from a logical progression, where one point leads to a second, and that second point leads to a third. Remember that the reader doesn’t understand the topic like the author, so organize your paragraphs in the way that’s best for their understanding. 

What if you’re writing an argumentative essay where you compare and contrast two or more points of view? Do you present your argument first and then share opposing points of view, or do you open with your opposition’s argument and then refute it? 

Serious writers can get pretty technical about how to organize an argumentative essay. There are three approaches in particular used often: Aristotelian (classical), Rogerian, and Toulmin. However, these can get exceedingly complicated, so for a simple essay, a basic structure will do just fine:

Your point

Counterpoint

Evidence supporting your point and/or disproving counterpoint 

Conclusion

Essay conclusions wrap up or summarize your thesis in a way that’s easy for the reader to digest. If you get the chance, you can add a new perspective or context for understanding your thesis, but in general, the conclusion should not present any new evidence or supporting data. Rather, it’s more of a recap. 

Five-paragraph essay

For quick and simple essays, you don’t need to get too technical with your essay structure. The five-paragraph essay structure works well in a pinch. 

This contains:

One introduction paragraph

Three-body paragraphs

One conclusion paragraph

While this essay structure might not be adaptable enough for more advanced topics, it is helpful when speed is a factor, like during timed tests. 

Essay writing tips

Master the five fundamentals

Especially for school essays, your reader will scrutinize how well you handle the fundamentals. Knowing about essay structure and the writing process is one thing, but can you demonstrate an understanding of language style? Can you develop your thesis logically and coherently? Are your references and citations trustworthy?

When you’re ready for the next step of essay writing, take a look at the five concepts you must master to write better essays. 

Seek out another pair of eyes

This tip is not just for essays; it’s always advisable to have someone else read over your writing before finalizing it. Thinking long and hard on the same topic can give you tunnel vision. The solution is to get a fresh take from someone who’s seeing it for the first time. 

Typically you can swap with a friend and edit each others’ works. If that’s not an option, however, you can also use a writing center or join a writing group online. One other thing is to put it down, sleep and wake up and look at your writing again

Remember: Grammar and form are essential 

It’s not always about what you say, but how you say it. You could have the most obvious, objectively agreeable thesis in the world, but if your writing is incoherent, confusing, and full of mistakes, it’s tough to engage with your reader. 

Some other tips include splitting long sentences, cutting extra words, or rearranging key phrases—in addition to catching common grammar mistakes.  Re-focusing your format may make readability simpler. You must know your writing is clear. Proper formatting also helps those who are looking to improve their writing skill level in English, with suggestions for commonly misused words and phrases. 

Mastering your writing using these elements is key to sharing your point with your reader—and affirming your thesis effectively.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT AERO BUS RAPID TRANSIT ROUTE 700?

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT AERO BUS RAPID TRANSIT ROUTE 700? By Terence Morris Author and Founder, PACE TULSA NETWORK. Friday, February 26, 2021. 9:23 a.m.

If you drive, commute, or just tired of walking then the Aero Bus Rapid Transit Route N/S 700 through the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (MTTA) is the way to travel!

This gem of a ferry is pleasantly easy to access. Its’ route stops along the Peoria corridor and runs every 15-30 minutes. The trips are fast, short, and surprisingly comfortable. The bus has heat and air conditioning and for an ALL DAY RIDE PASS it costs $3.75. Because of Coronavirus protocols, there is no overcrowding or squeezing in someone next to you. The buses are new so the ride through potholes is not bumpy or head-jarring. I had my winter gear on and easily secured my space without feeling rushed.

PACE TULSA NETWORK from Monday-Wednesday March 23-26, 2021, polled around 25-30 Rapid Transit Riders about their feelings on how the new route was going. Here’s what we asked them… “

Do you like the timing and direction of the rapid route? 100% of those polled said “Yes.”

These respondents all agreed that the new re-design of the route stops and also the speed of the route and the new buses is what made them excited about the new Aero Rapid Bus Transit system.

The next question was about the length of the ride.

Do you feel the shorter distance in-between route transfers is better or worse?

93% of those responding agreed that the shorter route times before transfer was more comfortable and made them feel better about paying $1.75 fare one-way with the transfer.

A couple of middle-aged women did mention that because they work downtown, that the fact that they had to transfer in between two different buses to get downtown wasn’t necessary. The women felt it’s easier to ride one bus from where they lived to downtown instead of making two transfers after rapid transit.

The last question was about trip planning and technology accessibility for modern traveling.

Do you like the Route-Text bus mapping or Mobile app ETA implementations available to bus passengers?

74% of those responding agreed the technology is very helpful. Although, during Covid-19 and Saturday adjustment routes, the technology has not been accessible or functional.

A few bus riders felt discouraged by those inoperable systems commenting they are getting an error message “Tulsa Transit Not An Available Bus Stop” when the NEXT BUS bus stop system is accessed. Overall passengers remain hopeful that when Coronavirus protocols end everything will get back to normal.

The PACE TULSA AGS SURVEY PARTICIPANTS during this poll were down-to-earth everyday people wanting things in Tulsa, OK to be better. Also, to the survey questions, they were very knowledgeable about transportation efforts and programs being offered by Tulsa Transit.

700 bus Route Schedule and Stops

The 700 Brt Aero -has 28 stops departing from Peoria & 54th St N to 81st Southbound and ending in 81st & Lewis Walmart.

What is the 700 Bus Schedule?

700 bus route hours: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM

When does the route start and stop?

Sunday 7:15 AM – 7:15 PM
Monday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Moovit is the transit app. Moovit gives Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority suggested routes, real-time bus tracker, live directions, line route maps in Tulsa, and helps to find the closest 700 bus stops near you. You can also download an offline PDF map and bus schedule for the 700 bus to take on your trip.

As always stay tuned to PACE TULSA! For more interesting content visit pacetulsa.com

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My Proudest Achievement

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS?

Sunday, November 29, 2020. CDT-10:02 P.M.

One of my proudest accomplishment is the founding of PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION.  People say that, “I’m one of the most humble and level-headed people that they know.”

I value honesty and cherish integrity.  Complicit transparency along with sharing ideas with others.  Making yourself clear; defining personal expectations; and setting realistic goals becomes practiced self-constitution, instead of objective process.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, space security, is always on our minds.  Staying safe from contamination, staying out of direct contact situations, and washing our hands constantly.  All of theses hygiene efforts can cause us to share time aways from our ordinary routines.  Although, it’s necessary, we can easily lose focus.  Addressing solutions to problems including the pandemic is our new everyday normal.  So, for Us here at PACE TULSA PUBLIC NETWORK feeling great about practicing and participating in another tier of public safety is very rewarding.

Openness is being able to acknowledge understanding and appreciating acceptance. Driving well-intentioned dialogue and siding with results oriented creativity are the necessary action steps involved in implementation of successful projects.

My version of process stewardship involves critical- thinking and responsibility– owning my work, as well as, delivering unique contextual data. 

  • Data is to be invented, tested, programmed, stored and revisited. 
  • Data should become permanently usable, accessible; an expression of branding plus marketability. 

The opportunity to investigate problems causing barriers to public transportation implementation is our safety job!

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We look forward to publishing your Creative Content!

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Lens On America

American’s face severe immediate national crisis. These crises are: Covid-19 Pandemic, Opioid Narcotics Abuse, The Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protests; Homelessness; Antifa; Anti-Establishment Violence, Mob Looting, Superfluous Violence & Communal Destruction; Small Business Bankruptcy; Reproductive Morbidity. Housing Equity and Employment Discrimination.

American’s are concerned that recreating America through revolutionary movements could be the next another beginning to an end leading to nothing. Nothingness- meaning another failed era of complacency and disrespect amongst policy-makers and legislator’s aimed towards the common person.

Can American’s really afford in this economy any further widening of the poverty gap? Systemically racist institutional discrimination policies increase hopelessness amongst already impoverished American’s. People who’ve served the perfect moral principles that fuel progress for an entire generation could suddenly be left null. People who’ve fought their entire lives to make the American Promise of Opportunity their story.  So many doubts and uncertainties exist in American hearts coming into this next Presidential term.

Who will carry our legacy; the pillars of change, growth,  development, and opportunity? 

Who will recognize every person as a human being created equal with inalienable human rights? 

Who will cherish our children and elders ensuring medical, housing, financial and food security? 

Who will quell inner city and suburban genocide and quiet the violence impacting our communities?

Which leader’s will STAND IN AISLES of SELFISHNESS and Open theirs eye’s and mind’s to embrace acceptance, as well as, forgiveness?

Which leader’s will STAND IN THE COVENANT of TRUTH and Pride theirs with knowledge of deception to expediently act to right wrong justice?

At this point, HONESTLY I am not sure.  I don’t know if any of the candidates running for President are ready to lead America toward another change in the right places. But whoever we elect must be prepared to overcome the greatest barriers to a successful Presidency that any of us have ever witnessed in our lifetimes.


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Child Safety Training

Children are different physically and mentally. Starting at an early age their development is influenced by almost everything around them.

CHILD SAFETY PEDESTRIAN TRAINING
By Terence Morris, Founder, PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION.  November 18, 2020 12:25 A.M.

What kid doesn’t dream of becoming a truck driver?

Dad what are those trucks doing? Anything you can imagine. From bringing food to supplies across cities or continents to rescuing people in need or taking road trips with the family. Children visually question and react to all of the shapes, sizes, and colors of transport vehicles. Watching the trucker’s work is fascinating for adults too. It is apart of organized travel most of us remember into adulthood.

In the child’s world, concepts coverings “Fantasy mixed with Reality” become indistinguishable.  Transportation dangers are minimized or skewed, because of a child’s lack of real-life experience and cognitive behavioral development. Children go to monster truck events and have playstation 5 truck driving video games.The parameters of gaming and motion are virtually non-existent.

Unfortunately, the explosive combination mixed realism is necessary for a child’s continued growth.

Traffic is ever present, but traffic is also one of the greatest dangers to children. Signs, Symbols, Rules and Laws formulate organized Traffic Systems. Public Transportation Systems help organize and safely increase the flow of traffic every day. As adult’s we have the capacity to understand traffic-pedestrian danger’s and complex traffic relationships and meanings. Children cannot process Traffic Information clinically the same as adult’s. Therefore, children need adult’s to help them understand what they should and shouldn’t do in traffic.

Parents, teacher’s and adult’s have an obligation to instruct children in safe Pedestrian behaviors.

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