Planning Future of Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens

first_imgThe Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) has issued a request for proposals to study potential future uses of the Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens. A $400-million plan to clean up the two sites is awaiting final approvals from the federal and provincial governments following an exhaustive public environmental review. “Over the next eight years, we will rehabilitate 100 hectares in the middle of Sydney,” said Frank Potter, acting CEO of the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency. “We think this study is a great opportunity for the community to focus on how those lands should be used.” The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency and Public Works and Government Services Canada will contribute $100,000 to the $200,000 CBRM study. CBRM, other federal landholders, and Nova Scotia Lands, a provincial real estate holding agency, are also expected to contribute to the cost. Successful cleanups of similar sites in other communities have been linked to early development of future use plans. The joint environmental review panel that reviewed the Tar Ponds Agency’s cleanup plan made several recommendations about future site use. It urged the municipality and the agency to develop a future use plan that incorporates the municipality’s proposal for the development of a corridor linking the Port of Sydney and the airport, known as the port-to-port plan. The panel said the future use plan should also reflect the public’s desire for active living spaces on the two sites, including the planting of native trees and shrubs. It urged the agency to set aside money to share the future cost of maintaining walking trails and open spaces. A draft report is due no later than six months after the contract is awarded, with the final report due a month later.last_img read more

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201718 Emergency Services Provider Fund Grants Awarded

first_imgVolunteer first responder organizations will be able to purchase necessary safety equipment with help from the Emergency Services Provider Fund. Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette announced more than $500,000 in grants today, Oct. 30, for 38 organizations throughout the province. “These organizations are supported by volunteers, who put in countless hours training for and responding to emergencies,” said Mr. Mombourquette. “The Emergency Services Provider Fund enhances the safety of those who give so selflessly to protect our communities.” The announcement was made at the Mira Road Volunteer Fire Department in Sydney, which was awarded $20,000 this year to purchase personal protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus. “The Emergency Services Provider Fund grant helps our volunteers stay as safe as possible while helping others in emergency situations,” said Brent Boyle, chief of the Mira Road Volunteer Fire Department. Eligible volunteer fire departments, hazardous materials teams and ground search and rescue organizations can apply for up to 75 per cent of new safety equipment costs, to a maximum of $20,000. For a complete list of 2017-18 grants, visit https://novascotia.ca/dma/funding/community/emergency-services-provider-fund.asplast_img read more

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India PC market shrinks 8 in Q1 HP sells most

first_imgNew Delhi: With a market share of 28.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, HP Inc maintained its leadership position in the Indian personal computing (PC) market, which shrunk for the third straight quarter, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Thursday. The market witnessed a year-on-year (YoY) drop of 8.3 per cent with shipments reaching 2.15 million units in the first quarter of 2019, said the report. Despite maintaining its leadership position in the market, HP Inc saw a 9.7 per cent YoY decline, mainly due to consumer segment that shrunk 21.3 per cent over the first quarter of last year. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents Dell Inc retained the second position with a 25.9 per cent market share with a YoY growth of 2.2 per cent and a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth of 26.7 per cent. Lenovo remained at third position with a market share of 25.2 per cent in Q1 of 2019 in India traditional PC market, observing a 6.2 per cent YoY growth and a 29.2 per cent sequential growth. The India PC market remained weak outside big commercial deals due to weak consumer demand, high inventory from previous quarters and supply issues for Intel chips, IDC said. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chief The notebook category contributing 61.4 per cent of the India PC market shipments witnessed a 9.8 per cent YoY decline. Within notebooks, ultra-slim category, with a 25.3 per cent share of the market, grew 86.5 per cent. “Spending towards ultra-slim notebooks is increasing due to factors like improved mobility due to thinness of the product and enhanced aesthetics,” Bharath Shenoy, Market Analyst, PCs, IDC India, said in a statement.last_img read more

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Pay hike announced for police officers

first_imgKolkata: Police officials of and below the rank of Deputy Superintendents/Assistant Commissioners of police will now be entitled to get 52 days extra salary apart from their entitled yearly salary. The step is in recognition of their services even on weekly off days and holidays. Till date, these officials got 30 days extra pay. The state Home and Hill Affairs department brought out a notification regarding this on Friday, stating that the Governor has approved “proposal of payment in one lump of cash compensation equivalent to 52 days pay and DA to police officers or personnel of or below the rank of Deputy Superintendents/Assistant Commissioners of police, for deprivation of weekly off days and gazetted holidays, for every completed year ending on June 30 every year.” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced this at the state Assembly on Wednesday. The notification will come into effect on an immediate basis. MPOSTlast_img read more

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Feds slowwalking requests for documents in Norman case lawyers charge

first_imgOTTAWA — Suspended Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s lawyers are accusing the federal Department of Justice of refusing to co-operate with their numerous requests for documents that they say are required to ensure their client a fair trial.Defence lawyer Marie Henein is telling an Ottawa court this morning that she has attempted on countless occasions to work with Justice Department lawyers to try to narrow the search and find documents the most relevant to Norman’s case.But Henein says the Justice Department has either ignored her requests or dragged its feet, saying that it will take months to collect the documents Norman’s team has requested and more resources aren’t available to speed things up.Henein says Crown prosecutors have been little help in either collecting the documents or trying to confirm that Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper are willing to waive cabinet secrecy so that certain records can be made available to Norman’s defence.Court is scheduled to spend the next five days hearing arguments over the relevance and public release of documents in Norman’s case.Norman was suspended in January 2017 as the military’s second in command and charged with one count of breach of trust in connection with the alleged leak of cabinet secrets around a shipbuilding project. He has denied any wrongdoing and vowed to fight the charge.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Bollywood Actress Amy Jackson On Babymoon in Marrakech

Rabat – British Bollywood actress Amy Jackson, who is six months pregnant with her first child, is currently in Marrakech for her babymoon, a romantic holiday before the baby is born.Jackson and fiance George Panayiotou waited to announce the pregnancy until two months ago in a post on Instagram. After the announcement, they threw a formal engagement bash on May 5 for loved ones in London.Last seen on the big screen in 2.0, Jackson made her acting debut nine years ago in Tamil movie Madrasapattinam and went on to do more films. She has also been in Bollywood films such as Ekk Deewana Tha, Singh Is Bliing, and Freaky Ali. Amy has been active and popular on social media, giving regular updates from Marrakech. Amy is expected to deliver in September and the couple reportedly plans to tie the knot in 2020 in Greece. read more

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UN stresses key role of communications in mitigating impact of disasters

The workshop, co-organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Bangkok, is part of the agencies’ efforts to build capacity on preparedness for disaster communications, particularly in those countries which are prone to natural disasters.It will focus on improving rapid response in emergency situations, especially in least developed, developing and small islands developing States in Asia and the Pacific.Delegates will discuss disaster threats, strategies and initiatives for improved disaster response as well as assistance required to improve disaster management in their countries.The UN has put disaster risk reduction on the front burner ever since the tsunami, when experts said scores of thousands of the more than 200,000 dead could have been saved if early warning systems had existed and allowed them to escape to higher ground in the hours between the earthquake that triggered the giant waves and their landfall.Since then it has played a major role in developing early warning systems, not only for the Indian Ocean but other vulnerable areas as well, based on quake and tidal sensors, alarm networks ranging from radio to cell phones and text-messaging, and disaster preparedness training to ensure timely evacuation of vulnerable coastal areas.But the best sensors and alarm systems in the world are useless if the message does not reach the people literally on the front line of the disaster. As a result, the workshop which includes not only delegates from Member States and officials from UN agencies but also experts from international organizations, Government agencies, civil society and telecom companies. read more

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Coastal BC mayors plead for premiers help to save pulp mill towns

VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark is offering help to three coastal British Columbia communities struggling to prevent the loss of their major employer, but it comes after a leaked company letter highly critical of the Liberal government’s approach to the file.Clark said Tuesday she appointed former finance minister Colin Hansen to help workers, pensioners and the communities of Port Alberni, North Cowichan and Powell River work through the financial crisis they face as Catalyst Paper Corp., struggles to survive.Clark said the finance ministry will work with Catalyst Paper to address its financing issues, but she made no promises.Catalyst Paper’s pulp operations on the West Coast provide about 1,700 direct jobs and 7,000 indirect jobs and create about $2 billion annually in economic returns.Powell River Mayor David Formosa, who led a delegation of community, union and business leaders into a meeting with Clark at the legislature, said the government needs to step up with some form of support for the communities and the company.“We find ourselves in a position where the situation is dire,” he said. “The communities represented here, we are all mill towns. These are the No. 1 employers that we have. We’re hoping the government gets it.”“We’re hoping for some support,” said Formosa. “We’re not asking for anything for free.”Last week, Catalyst’s creditors narrowly rejected a plan to restructure the company.Catalyst, protected under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, is up for sale, but the communities are desperate to ensure the mills keep operating.“The chances of this iconic industry disappearing are real,” said Formosa. “The help we are looking for may not even need to be required. We just need them to say, ‘Hey, we’re here and if we need you we’ll be there.”He said Catalyst will be asking the government to “back stop” a $50-million bridge loan to help it emerge from creditor protection.Prior to the meeting with Clark, Catalyst President Kevin Clarke sent a three-page letter to the premier.Clarke’s letter suggests the government did little to boost the confidence of Catalyst creditors prior to the restructuring vote.“Despite many letters to you and meetings with your staff, Catalyst’s requests that the B.C. government set right the fundamentals it controls and that were essential to the successful emergence for Catalyst from CCAA went unheeded,” stated the letter, which was leaked to reporters.“The lack of substantive and public action by the B.C. government on the items identified for its attention was disappointing.”The letter also suggested Pat Bell, the jobs, tourism and innovation minister, did not take seriously the company’s concerns that creditors may reject the restructuring plan.“The minister’s assertions that he and the B.C. government were working with the company simply were not true,” stated the letter. “His statement in the media that he felt the restructuring vote would succeed was certainly not based on the company’s understanding or experience with the CCAA process.”Clark downplayed the contents of the letter, saying the sides all appear to be working together after Tuesday’s meeting.“We have to move forward and we have to sort of put that in the past,” she said. “I want to make sure that the communities, the pensioners and the workers, that their interests are looked after if we can possibly find a way to do that.”Formosa said the communities have endured worker layoffs, mill shut downs and have slashed their tax bite on Catalyst, but the prospect of loosing their major employer is frightening.“Our community has shifted about $17 million in taxes over to residential and commercial in the last seven years,” he said. “The mill is now taxed like a business on the (street) corner.”Formosa said if Powell River loses Catalyst, the community will most likely lose many of its amenities, including health-care specialists.“We don’t want to see the mill go down,” he said.Opposition New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix said the government must work out some form of survival package for the communities and the company, but he stopped short of calling for a financial bail-out.“It’s up to the government to show its interest,” he said. “Action is required.” Coastal B.C. mayors plead for premier’s help to save pulp mill towns AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted May 29, 2012 7:55 pm MDT read more

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Instagram begins hiding likes on posts as part of trial to remove

The social media site has started rolling out a new feature which notifies people before they post that their comment may be considered offensive.Sign up to The Take. A new generation of newsletter – decoding everything from meme culture to climate change, every Thursday. Instagram has begun hiding likes and video views as part of a trial aimed at removing “the pressure” and shifting the focus to “sharing the things” its users enjoy.Users will still be able to see how many views and likes their posts garner, but their followers will only see a user name “and others” below posts, rather than the number of likes on their feed.A spokeswoman said the trial for some users in countries including Ireland, Italy and Australia was aimed at stopping the platform from feeling “like a competition”.The change applies to the Instagram’s Feed, Permalink and Profile functions.”We want Instagram to be a place where people feel comfortable expressing themselves,” said Mia Garlick, Facebook Australia and New Zealand’s director of policy.”We hope this test will remove the pressure of how many likes a post will receive, so you can focus on sharing the things you love.”The trial began in Canada in May and has also been rolled out to Brazil, Japan and New Zealand.Measurement tools for businesses will not be affected by the trial, Instagram’s spokeswoman said.Last week the company unveiled an anti-bullying initiative following high-profile cases such as the death of British teenager Molly Russell. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Supreme Court Hears Violent Video Game Ban ArgumentAre Comic Books Next

first_imgThe Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments in the on-going battle surrounding a 2005 California law seeking to ban the sale of violent video games to minors. The court appears to be decidedly split on the topic, with Justices on both sides of the political divide questioning the First Amendment implications of such a ban.Lawyers arguing in favor of the law suggested that failure to uphold it would constitute arbitrary regulation of content. “California is no less concerned with a minor’s access to the deviant level of violence that is presented in a certain category of video games,” Zackery Morazzini, a deputy state attorney general told the court.Justices questioned whether such a ban wasn’t a slippery slope of censorship. “What about films? What about comic books? Why are video games special?” Justice Ginsberg asked the lawyers.The Entertainment Merchants Association agreed with Ginsberg’s concernThe California statute…is the latest in a long history of overreactions to new expressive media. In the past, comic books, true-crime novels, movies, rock music, and other new media have all been accused of harming our youth. In each case, the perceived threat later proved unfounded. Video games are no different. Justice Scalia suggested that such a precedent might lead to further content regulation of the video game industry, “What’s next after violence? Drinking? Smoking?”Is it absurd to suggest that video games should have the same First amendment protections as the written world? After all, there wasn’t much in the way of video game offerings back when the amendment was penned. Justice Alito argued that the framers “cannot possibly have been envisioned at the time when the First Amendment was ratified.”True enough, I suppose, but then such a comment could certainly be extended to comic books, movies, video games, cartoons, and countless other modern conveniences–after all, they really didn’t have much in the way of entertainment back in the late 18th century.Justice Sotomayor, invoked the Looney Tunes defense, stating that one study, “says that the effect of violence is the same for a Bugs Bunny episode as it is for a violent video [game].”Another pop cultural highlight occurred when rookie court member Justice Kagan name-checked Moral Kombat, stating that the title, “is an iconic game which I am sure half of the clerks who work for us spent considerable amounts of time in their adolescence playing.”AdChoices广告last_img read more

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Sony Live with Walkman Android phone features Facebook Qriocity integration

first_imgThe Facebook generation is becoming a popular target for smartphone manufacturers. The HTC Status led the way with its dedicated hardware button that offers quick access to your wall and Facebook sharing functions. Now Sony’s getting in on the action with the new Live with Walkman.The Live seems pretty clearly aimed at younger folks and people who don’t want to spend a whole lot of cash on a social phone with a strong music pedigree. While pricing wasn’t revealed, a quick glance at the specs lets you know that the Live with Walkman should hit retail shelves at a fairly low price point.Here’s what you get: a 1GHz processor and 320MB of RAM powering Android 2.3.X Gingerbread, microSD expansion (a 2GB card is included in the box), 3.2″ touchscreen display at 320×480 pixels, 5MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and VGA front-facing cam, 1200mAh battery. There’s also a built-in FM tuner, and the Live’s TrackID integration will tell you what song is playing even when the on-air DJ neglects to. You’ll find Skype preinstalled on the device as well.Facebook features are tightly integrated into Sony’s apps, like the picture gallery, music player, address book, and calendar. Yes, technically installing the Facebook app provides the same kind of integration on all Android phones via the share menu, but if Sony went down that route it would leave you without the Live’s Infinty button.What’s that for, you ask? Tap it, and your phone will call up additional information about artists as well as lyrics and videos. The Live is also DLNA certified, sports Sony’s Qriocity service, and features Sony’s xLOUD tech for enhanced output from the phone’s built-in speakers.The Live with Walkman goes on sale near the end of this year, though Sony has yet to announce which carriers will offer it. Those hardware specs make me think this might make an attractive device for pay-as-you-go carriers to hawk.More at Reg Hardwarelast_img read more

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Tipperary syndicate picks up €17 million lottery cheque

first_img Jun 15th 2018, 5:00 PM Short URL Friday 15 Jun 2018, 5:00 PM Tipperary syndicate picks up €17 million lottery cheque 32 people are set to share the cash. By Órla Ryan Syndicate member Andy Pearson pictured as he arrived at the National Lottery offices with other members of the group. Source: Mac Innes PhotographyA 32-MEMBER syndicate from Co Tipperary collected a cheque worth €17 million at the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin today.Employees from Stakelums Hardware Store in Thurles won the jackpot in the EuroMillions draw held on 5 June.Gerard Sammon, spokesperson for the syndicate, said members didn’t believe they had won at first. Members of the syndicate with their cheque for €17 million. Source: Mac Innes Photography“We were stunned, but we have had over a week to let the good news sink in. We are all absolutely delighted, it will make a huge difference to all of our lives.“It is great that this massive jackpot is being shared amongst 32 people,” Sammon said.National Lottery CEO Dermot Griffin said the last time there was “this level of excitement” at Lotto HQ was when a Dublin Bus syndicate won over €22 million in 2016.center_img 11 Comments 42,310 Views http://jrnl.ie/4073542 Share668 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Un OVNI observé dans le ciel de MidiPyrénées

first_imgUn OVNI observé dans le ciel de Midi-Pyrénées ? Dans la nuit de lundi à mardi, un phénomène lumineux suivi d’un grand bruit a traversé le ciel de Midi-Pyrénées. Plusieurs témoignages ont été publiés dans la presse et sur Internet. Des personnes se sont même adressées au CNES pour décrire ce qu’ils avaient vu.Le mystère plane dans les Midi-pyrénées. Depuis hier, les témoignages se multiplient dans la presse et sur Internet pour relater un phénomène bien étrange. Dans la nuit de lundi à mardi, un phénomène lumineux suivi d’un grand bruit aurait traversé le ciel de plusieurs départements. Le Groupe d’études et d’informations sur les phénomènes aérospatiaux non-identifiés (Geipan) a ainsi indiqué à l’AFP qu’il “commençait à recueillir des témoignages provenant d’une zone géographique très large, de Midi-Pyrénées et même au-delà”.  À lire aussiDes Australiens immortalisent un spectaculaire orage en time-lapse”On commence à reconstituer des trajectoires, mais on n’a pas encore expliqué le phénomène” a également indiqué ce service du CNES spécialisé dans l’étude des objets volants non-identifiés. S’il faudra encore attendre avant de connaitre l’origine du phénomène, certains témoignages sont en effet particulièrement troublants. Un agent de sécurité de l’aéroport de Blagnac, près de Toulouse, explique avoir “aperçu dans le ciel très sombre un gros objet vert avec une lumière derrière, silencieux, durant environ trois secondes. A peu près 30 secondes plus tard, il y a eu une détonation, comme si quelque chose s’écrasait au sol”, rapporte la Dépêche du Midi. Des témoignages semblables ont été publiés par plusieurs autres journaux.Si l’on ignore encore tout du nouveau phénomène, beaucoup ne peuvent donc s’empêcher d’évoquer l’hypothèse de l’OVNI. Une possibilité qui, comme à son habitude, suscite un grand scepticisme. Et ce, alors que l’affaire intervient quelques jours après que le Belge qui avait pris, il y a plus de 20 ans, une photo d’OVNI à Petit-Rechain, ait avoué que celle-ci n’était qu’un canular réalisé à l’aide d’une maquette en polystyrène. Désormais, les scientifiques s’affairent donc à réunir les témoignages pour tenter d’élucider le mystère.  Le 3 août 2011 à 18:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Tuesday last day to file income taxes volunteers provide assistance

first_imgFor the taxpayer who is a true procrastinator, Emancipation Day is Abraham Lincoln’s gift to you.The obscure holiday, celebrated in Washington, D.C., commemorates Lincoln’s signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act on April 16, 1862. It was declared a legal holiday in the District of Columbia in 2005. The Internal Revenue Service treats District of Columbia holidays like federal holidays when it comes to tax deadlines.That wouldn’t matter in most years, when taxes are due April 15. But because the usual tax deadline falls on a Sunday this year, and is followed by Emancipation Day, the date of doom for taxpayers who owe money is today, Tuesday, April 17. The holiday also provided a reprieve to taxpayers in 2007.The good news for those still not ready to file is that help is still available in Clark County. AARP Tax Help volunteers will be available to offer free income tax assistance at three Vancouver locations. Those locations are:• Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave., noon to 4 p.m.• Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C N.E. Tenney Road, Vancouver, 1 to 5 p.m.• Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, noon to 4 p.m.Taxpayers can get help in preparing basic tax forms including itemized deductions for personal returns. The program is open to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older.More information is available on the Fort Vancouver Library District website, http://www.fvrl.org/.last_img read more

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Strictly Business Industry changes hit close to home

first_imgThe worlds we create for ourselves seem to turn slowly most days, and then one day the future arrives with full force.That force hit last week at The Oregonian, where I worked for more than two decades, with the newspaper’s announcement that it was laying off an undisclosed number of employees and cutting home delivery to four days a week.The announcement was sudden, kept secret even from top newsroom managers, I’m told. But it had been coming for years as the newspaper’s corporate owners, New Jersey-based Advance Publications, tested non-daily deliveries and even non-daily publication in New Orleans, Birmingham and Ann Arbor, Mich. So no one who works at the newspaper could say they were surprised that it came to this.At a gathering in a Portland bar Thursday night, journalists had counted more than two dozen of their colleagues as having received pink slips. By Friday, the number reportedly had reached 35. The list included some of The Oregonian’s best journalists, including one married couple and many in their 50s and 60s — hardly an optimal age to be reentering the job market.Those remaining will face new marching orders to push their work more quickly onto the company’s website, and they’ll deal with the euphemisms of a corporate mind-set in which the job title of editor is replaced by “managing producer.” (The Columbian will continue daily publication and home delivery, although publisher Scott Campbell says he hasn’t ruled out possible changes in the future.)It’s beyond debate that the newspaper industry needs to adapt, and quickly, to technologies that offer a treasure trove of information about every topic and from every viewpoint. The industry has been slow to change, in part, because most of its revenue comes from print advertising and subscriptions.last_img read more

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Efforts 1st 3 hours net 31 speeding drivers

first_imgTroopers in Southwest Washington were in force Wednesday, catching 31 speeding drivers in their first day of increased enforcement for the holiday weekend.West Coast troopers have joined in Arrive Alive on I-5, which aims for zero fatalities along Interstate 5 from the Mexican border to the Canadian border through the Thanksgiving weekend. Speeding is the focus, because it “is a leading cause in fatality collisions,” said Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn.With the help of a trooper in a plane, WSP troopers Wednesday covered the Ridgefield area and stopped 31 drivers between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., including a man who allegedly was going 102 mph, weaving between cars and following too close, Finn said. That driver, Josue A. Paredes-Merino, 18, of Vancouver was cited for second-degree negligent driving.On Thursday, troopers worked a stretch of I-5 at Kalama. The number of speeding tickets and warnings issued was not available early Thursday evening, Finn said.The three-state effort continues through Sunday.last_img read more

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Commissioners decline to protect county departments

first_imgA proposal by Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke to cement county departments in advance of a new charter taking effect failed Tuesday, as Commissioner Jeanne Stewart said she could see the merits of the idea but couldn’t give her support.Commissioner David Madore, who had earlier stated objections to Mielke’s proposal, reiterated Tuesday that voters approved a home-rule charter in November to establish a new form of government. That includes giving executive authority over departments to a county manager, he said. The charter takes effect Jan. 1. Mark McCauley, the current county administrator, will become county manager.If Mielke’s ordinance had passed, McCauley would not have been able to consolidate any of a dozen departments, a power held, for example, by Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes.Madore said he trusts McCauley will work with the policymaking board to ensure the county operates at its most efficient.During a public hearing, 13 people urged a “no” vote while two people expressed support.A half-dozen people who signed up to testify left before their names were called, as the hourlong public hearing was the last topic of a meeting that ran nearly five hours. Opponents expressed suspicion about the timing of Mielke’s proposal. They asked if Mielke, a commissioner since 2009, really thought it was essential to the well-being of the county to establish departments by ordinance, then why didn’t he suggest it earlier. They also questioned why commissioners would micromanage the county manager.last_img read more

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Holiday Helping Pesto Pork Loin

first_img Trending Important information for DISH customersHow to help the victims of Hurricane DorianA firefighter killed on September 11 is identified 18 years laterFlorida students walk up over 100 flights of stairs to honor 9/11 victimsApple takes on Netflix with a $5-a-month streaming serviceMore Trending Stories,7News Holiday Helping is back! In this edition, Belkys Nerey and Craig Stevens  are making a pesto pork lion!Your donation will help Feeding South Florida feed hungry families right here in Miami-Dade and Broward.Click above to donate!Did you try this recipe out? Tell us what you think.Check out these outtakes from our shoot!Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – 7News Holiday Helping is back! In this edition, Belkys Nerey and Craig Stevens  are making a pesto pork lion!Your donation will help Feeding South Florida feed hungry families right here in Miami-Dade and Broward.Click above to donate!Did you try this recipe out? Tell us what you think.Check out these outtakes from our shoot!Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. last_img read more

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AST Rescues Snowmachiner On Turnagain Pass

first_imgTharp was then taken to Providence Hospital in Anchorage for non-life threatening injuries. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to an injured snowmachiner in the area of Turnagain Pass, on April 23. According to the Troopers, Life Med Alaska was contacted and responded to the area, but couldn’t reach the injured snowmachiner, Blake Tharp, 35, of Anchorage.center_img A snowmachine was used to reach Tharp, and transport him to the helicopter.last_img

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