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October 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMumbai: Indian Oiltanking limited (IOT) continues its profitable streak for a second consecutive year as it records a near-double total comprehensive income of nearly Rs157 crore in its approved audited financials for FY19. The double-digit percentage rise in profits clearly marks sustained profitability for the company that achieved a turnaround in FY18. Sanjiv Singh, Chairman of IOT Board and Indian Oil Corporation received the performance with enthusiasm and observed, “I am happy to note Indian Oiltanking’s positive financial performance despite volatile market factors during last fiscal. It stands testimony to IOT’s operational efficiencies and versatility across geographies. Looking forward to another exciting financial year for IOT.” Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsSpeaking on the financials, Vivek Venkatachalam, Managing Director, IOT said, “Despite the market challenges we faced, we’re proud to share that we rose to these challenge We have identified adjacencies and new opportunities to deliver yet another profitable year, and are already working to raise the benchmark for FY20.” Indian Oiltanking is a pioneering and a leading service provider for Oil Marketing Companies, offering its technology, tankage and talent to Store and Distribute fuel products to retailers, letting OMCs focus on their core strengths. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefSharing IOT’s future strategy, Vivek added, “With our excellence in POL fuel Terminalling established, we’re carving our niche in Compressed Biogas. Our poultry-fed biogas plant in Tamilnadu is already working on vehicle-ready biogas, soon to be retailed across IOC’s outlets in South India. We’re also keen to replicate this model at more places in Maharashtra, Andhra and TN. IOT has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Oil Corporation to generate 15 tonnes of Compressed Biogas per day, and the product shall reach IOC’s retail outlets later this year.”last_img read more

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKolkata: In a unique stride towards easy identification of 10,000 polling personnel deployed on election duty, the North Dinajpur district administration is resorting to colour coding.”There will be different colour coding for each of the nine constituencies that come under North Dinajpur. The polling personnels’ appointment letters, caps, the stickers on vehicles in which they will be travelling and the tents put up at the distribution centre will be sporting the same colour, matching with the respective Assembly constituencies, in which they will be deployed,” said Arvind Kumar Mina, District Election Officer (DEO), North Dinajpur. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaFor the Chopra Assembly constituency, the colour will be aquamarine, for Islampur it will be white, for Goalpokher it will be yellow, lime green for Chakulia, indigo for Karandighi, light green for Hemtabad, magenta for Kaliaganj, mustard for Raiganj and golden fluorescent for Itahar. Apart from Itahar and Chopra, seven of the Assembly constituencies (AC) come under the Raiganj Parliamentary constituency (PC). Chopra AC falls under Darjeeling PC while Itahar comes under Balurghat. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to a senior official in the DEO, the state police personnel on poll duty will also have caps, vehicles and tents matching with the respective colour codes. The employees at the centre who will be distributing the EVMs to polling personnel will be wearing T-shirts in parity with the colour codes for quick and hassle-free identification. The district administration will be providing medical kits, basic toiletries, free bedrolls that include mosquito repellents to the polling personnel. The latter will also be handed over note pads along with folders and pens. The first phase training of the polling personnel have already been held and the second phase will happen in the first week of April.last_img read more

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgBy Nahla Landalousi, Brussels- In Israel it is not enough to be a Jew to enjoy all your rights. You rather be a Jew of European origin, otherwise you would be exposed to discrimination and segregation. Proof of this is the scandal that took place on Wednesday in Israel after Magen David Adom, the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross, refused to accept a blood donation from Member of Parliament Pnina Tamano-Shata, a Jew of Ethiopian origin. The Member of Parliament wanted to give blood at the government donor drive in Jerusalem, but an official of Magen David Adom, filmed and recorded on video camera, explained that “it is prohibited to accept blood of Jewish of Ethiopian origin, as directed by the Ministry of Health.”According to media, the Ministry of Health estimated that the blood of Jews of Ethiopian origin who were not born in Israel can spread diseases, including AIDS. For her part, the member was outraged in an interview on the private television channel “10”, denouncing “this affront to an entire community because of the color of her skin.”“I’m 32, I arrived at the age of three in Israel, I did my military service and I have two children, there is no reason to treat me like this,” she said.She recalled that this practice is not new. Indeed, 16 years ago, the media had revealed that health authorities got rid of the blood given by this community without using it. The community of Ethiopian Jews then organized a large demonstration in Jerusalem. “But since that time, nothing has changed,” she said.According to Haaretz, before offering to donate her blood, Tamano-Shata was aware that her offer would be rejected. But she did it to raise people’s awareness of Israel’s society’s discrimination against Jews of African origin.“Pnina Tamano-Shata was neither naive nor surprised when she was turned away from a Knesset blood drive on Wednesday because she was born in Ethiopia. Her actions were intentional, calculated to increase awareness of an issue she has been fighting for years,” according to the same source.For their part, in response to the new scandal, the Magen David Adom management said, after consultation, they agreed to accept the blood of the member, but that it would be frozen and would not be used,” reported the Ynet website.The Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contacted Member of Parliament Yesh Atid, part of the Israeli government’s coalition, and said he was going to examine the instructions underlying this controversy.Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or or redistributed.last_img read more

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Sri Lanka’s Former Deputy High Commissioner to Chennai V. Krishnamoorthy has been appointed as the new Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.He replaces the former Ambassador who was recalled as a mark of protest over the beheading of Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek. Nafeek was executed by the Saudi authorities over allegations she killed a baby in her care.Last week Saudi Arabia recalled its Ambassador to Sri Lanka over the controversy which arose following the execution of Nafeek.

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Governments often promote youth entrepreneurship while failing to stimulate wider employment creation through robust strategies, “unfairly” shifting much of the responsibility for job creation from the larger public and the private sector to young people.Political engagementYouth participation and representation in institutional political processes and policy-making around the world is relatively low, according to the report. Voter turnout in elections tends to be significantly lower among youth than among adults, and young people are less likely to become members of political parties.Although youth have played a visible and prominent role in demonstrations and protests and have often been instrumental in bringing about changes in governance, the role of young people following political transition remains largely undefined and, in many cases, they remain excluded, the report notes.In countries experiencing power vacuums, young people can often be coerced, or otherwise forced out of economic necessity, to join violent groups and extremist elements.The availability of ever-growing numbers of online and social media outlets and other web-based tools has played a huge role in bolstering young people’s activism and participation, but the extent to which cyber activism translates into sustained lifetime political engagement is unclear.While young people are gradually moving away from institutionalized structures, such as electoral activities and political parties, they are moving towards cause-oriented activism.Although the extent of their participation has varied, young people around the world have always been active at the community level through volunteerism, peacebuilding efforts and sporting activities.Community engagement often provides young people with their first experience of active participation in a cause or activity, serving as a gateway to further and broader engagement throughout life as well as opportunities for leadership building.The report draws a conclusion that in all three of the areas, youth engagement in society relies on the active participation and commitment of Governments. While young people need to play a central role in addressing issues that affect them, they cannot tackle the multitude of challenges alone, particularly in the economic and employment area, it says. The World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement, compiled by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), explores young people’s participation in economic, political and community life, and is intended to serve as an impetus and tool for policy discussion between youth and government.On economic engagement, the report notes that unemployment affects more than 73 million young people around the world, with the jobless rate exceeding 50 per cent in some developing countries. In low- and middle-income countries, underemployment in the informal sector is considered the primary employment challenge among young people.In addition, inadequacies in skills and education, the lack of support for entrepreneurship, and diminishing labour rights have negatively affected youth economic engagement.The report warns that an increasing number of companies and organizations are offering, often full-time and unpaid, internships for recent graduates. In many of such incidents, internship is not necessarily linked to specific educational outcomes, but replaces the work of regular paid workers. “In addition, it is now not uncommon for young people to undertake numerous back-to-back unpaid or low-paid internships as they struggle to gain a foothold on the career ladder,” the report says. “Far from better preparing young people for economic life, unpaid internships have the potential to leave youth in an economically more vulnerable position than they would be in had they never undertaken the internship in the first place.”As such, many young people are calling for stronger regulations and the development of benchmarks for quality internships to avoid exploitation, the report says. At the UN climate change conference in Paris, youth take action by organizing a flashmob, dropping to the ground simultaneously throughout the event’s venue. 3 December 2015. Photo: UNFCCC read more

September 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

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. The lucky EuroMillions player who scooped a jackpot of almost £115 million in New Year’s Day draw has claimed their prize.Hundreds of people tweeted that they had dashed to double-check their numbers after it was announced that the winner had not come forward.A National Lottery spokesperson confirmed that the lucky winner still had claimed their money on Wednesday afternoon.It is not yet known who the winner is, and sometimes they choose to stay anonymous.The National Lottery said the player has become the fourth biggest winner in UK history by winning the entire £114,969,775.70 jackpot.A further 10 players have also pocketed £1 million each in the New Year’s Day draw.Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “What a start to 2019 for UK EuroMillions players.”All players are urged to check their tickets to see if they are a big winner and can turn 2019 into one long celebration.”The winning main EuroMillions numbers were 01, 08, 11, 25, 28 and the winning EuroMillions Lucky Star numbers were 04 and 06.The New Year’s Day win follows a series of high profile lottery prizes in recent years.In July 2011, Colin and Chris Weir became the biggest lottery winners in the UK – and across Europe – when they scooped more than £161 million. Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012, while the biggest prize awarded in the country in 2018 was £121 million, handed to an anonymous winner in April.And last November, builder Andrew Clark, 51, from Boston, Lincolnshire, discovered he had won £76 million – six weeks after the draw.He said he stockpiled tickets in his van, only checking them every three months. read more

September 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

“Ellie was a talented, popular and much-loved member of our school community who will be dearly missed.”Our thoughts and condolences are with Ellie’s family at this devastating time.”We recognise that the coming days and months will be difficult for us all and we are determined to support each other with the help of our partner agencies.”Further details of this support will be shared directly with our pupils and parents.” Yesterday groups of Ellie’s friends, many of them in tears, gathered at the school, where they were offered counselling.Teaching staff at the school were also said to be deeply shocked and upset at the loss of such a popular pupil.A teacher, who was meeting pupils at the gates, confirmed mourners had been arriving to pay their respects. Friends of the teenager gathered to pay their respectsCredit:SWNS Police are continuing to question a teenage boy in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old A’level pupil, who was found dead at her home in a quiet Wiltshire town last week.Ellie Gould, a talented horsewoman, who represented her school at equestrian events, was pronounced dead after paramedics were called to her family home in Calne, Wiltshire on Friday afternoon.Police detained a 17-year-old boy, who is thought to be known to Ellie, a short time later in the town of Chippenham around 7 miles away.The cause and circumstances of her death have not been released, but police have sought to reassure the worried local community.The suspect was arrested on suspicion of murdering Ellie, who was a Year 12 pupil at Hardenhuish school and sixth form.A member of a local pony club since childhood, Ellie was a talented equestrian eventer, competing across the country. He said: “We’re looking after our pupils and students and teachers at this time.”  Ellie had recently began learning to drive and had been seen by neighbours having lessons with her father, Matthew, in the roads around Calne.Her parents, who run an interior design business locally, were being comforted by friends, family and the police.Forenics officers wearing white suits were also seen going in and out of the neat four bedroom property.A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said inquiries continued to ascertain the circumstances surrounding Ellie’s death.Superintendent Conway Duncan said: “Our thoughts remain with Ellie’s family, her friends and schoolmates.”Ellie’s family will continue to receive support from specially trained officers and we are aware that her fellow pupils are being encouraged to seek support being organised by Hardenhuish School.”We fully appreciate the level of shock, anxiety and upset in and around Calne and Chippenham and our officers are continuing to progress their inquiries as swiftly and diligently as possible.”I would like to take this opportunity to thank our communities in Calne for the support and patience they have shown our officers as they undertake their inquiries.” Police remained at the scene of Ellie Gould’s death Credit:PA In a statement, her school said: “The Hardenhuish community is shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Ellie Gould. Police remained at the scene of Ellie Gould's death  Friends of the teenager gathered to pay their respects 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

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img File photo. 22,614 Views By AFP Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 2nd 2017, 10:20 PM http://jrnl.ie/3220243 THE WHITE HOUSE has defended a US special forces raid in Yemen as a success even though some civilians and an American soldier were killed.One US serviceman died and four others were wounded in the attack on Sunday, the first major US military action since Donald Trump became president.The US military’s Central Command said it was “likely” that civilians died in the raid, which targeted members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the Yakla region of Yemen’s Baida province.“When you think of the loss of life throughout America and institutions and in terms of the world, in terms of what some of the individuals could have done, I think it is a successful operation by all standards,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer said, referring to the people targeted in the attack.He added that it was hard to talk of success when an American soldier was killed, and praised the soldier’s sacrifice in fighting what Spicer called people who posed a threat to America.Spicer made no mention of civilian victims.Trump has vowed to fight Islamic extremism relentlessly.He traveled to an air base in Delaware Wednesday to receive the body of the US Navy SEAL killed in Yemen, identified as Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, age 36.After the raid a Yemeni official said the attack left 41 Al-Qaeda members dead, plus eight women and eight children.The International Crisis Group, an independent group that analyses conflicts around the world, said the raid had left many civilians dead including at least 10 women and children.Human Rights Watch said the United States should compensate the families of those “wrongfully” killed or wounded in the raid.RussiaMeanwhile, US Ambassador Nikki Haley condemned Russia’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine and pledged strong US support to Kiev even as the new US administration seeks to improve ties with Russia.“We do want to better our relations with Russia. However the dire situation in eastern Ukraine is one that demands clear and strong condemnation of Russian actions,” she said in her first public remarks at the UN Security Council.A surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine has presented the new administration of Trump with a first test of its Russia policy and Haley’s comments were closely watched for signs of any shift.The US ambassador opened her remarks stating that it was “unfortunate” that her first appearance at the council required her to “condemn the aggressive actions of Russia” in what she described as a “replay” of past US statements.“The United States stands with the people of Ukraine who have suffered for nearly three years under Russian occupation and military intervention,” she said.“Until Russia and the separatists it supports respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, this crisis will continue.Haley asserted that US sanctions imposed on Russia over its 2014 annexation of Crimea would remain in place “until Russia returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine.”© – AFP 2017Read: For the first time in 20 years Israel will build a new settlement in the West BankRead: Allegations that his wife earned €830,000 in a “fake job” could end a man’s bid for France’s presidencycenter_img File photo. Image: AP Photo/Hani Mohammed Image: AP Photo/Hani Mohammed White House defends airstrike in which US soldier and several civilians were killed US president Donald Trump has vowed to fight Islamic extremism relentlessly. Share105 Tweet Email1 60 Comments Thursday 2 Feb 2017, 10:20 PMlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLa tablette Google Nexus pourrait coûter moins de 150 eurosAux dernières nouvelles, la tablette Google Nexus pourrait être vendue à un tarif très bas. Mais les caractéristiques techniques ne semblent pas encore arrêtées.Selon le site Androidandme, la tablette tactile Google Nexus devrait déjà se distinguer de la concurrence par un tarif très agressif, c’est-à-dire compris entre 149 et 200 dollars (112 et 150 euros) ! Des tarifs proches de ceux pratiqués notamment par Amazon.D’après la même source, Asus prendra part à la conception de cette tablette 7 pouces (18 cm). Mais celle-ci ne devrait pas disposer du processeur quadri-cœur Tegra 3, ce dont des rumeurs faisaient état, il n’y a pas si longtemps. Restons tout de même mesurés car aucune annonce officielle n’a été faite par Google, ni sur les tarifs avancés, ni sur la composition interne de la tablette.Cependant, une apparition de la tablette lors du CTIA Wireless Show qui se déroulera du 8 au 10 mai prochain, est fort probable. A l’approche de ce salon important, d’autres annonces (ou rumeurs) devraient se succéder ! Elles viendront peut-être démentir ou consolider les premières…Le 20 mars 2012 à 12:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

September 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Pompano Beach nursing home is taking action to protect its residents after Hurricane Irma.Management at The Preserve at Palm-Aire booked hotel rooms for about 40 of its 300 residents. Those who were evacuated live in apartments in a section of the property that still does not have power, Sunday.“Everybody is in very good spirits, and most of these residents who have opted to go to a hotel are looking forward to that adventure,” said Bonnie Andriotis, the home’s executive director.Resident Dorothy Miller said she’s not sure how long she will be away from home. “We’re being evacuated or taken away, at least one night, possibly two nights,” she said. “That’s all I know right now.”Sunday’s evacuation is taking place on the heels of a tragedy that led to a criminal investigation at a nursing home without power in Hollywood last week. Officials said eight patients died after spending days in sweltering conditions.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 13, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR DOD expects to complete an analysis of the department’s excess capacity by late spring, the first formal analysis of how much surplus infrastructure it retains since prior to the last round of base closures, Politico reported.The new report, mandated under the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill, is expected to bolster the department’s case for holding a new BRAC round. The administration’s FY 2017 budget request calls for a new round to be held in 2019.Two of the services recently have updated their assessments of how much excess infrastructure is in their inventory. Air Force officials testified earlier this month that the service has a surplus of 30 percent. The Army believes the portion of its infrastructure considered excess will rise to 21 percent after ongoing restructuring shrinks the service’s active-duty end strength from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers, a top installations official said last year, citing a rough estimate.The authorization measure requires DOD to prepare force structure plans and an infrastructure assessment that could be used to determine the military’s level of excess capacity. It calls for officials to submit:force structure plans for each of the services;an assessment of the probable threats to national security;end strength levels and major military force units;an inventory of worldwide installations;a description of the infrastructure necessary to support the force structure plans;a discussion of categories of excess infrastructure and infrastructure capacity; andan assessment of the value of retaining certain excess infrastructure to accommodate contingency, mobilization and surge requirements.The bill also directs the Government Accountability Office to review the force structure plans and infrastructure inventory within 60 days after it is submitted by DOD.last_img read more

September 11, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Interim Wilmington Middle School Principal Kevin Welch recently presented the Middle School’s Annual Improvement Plan to the School Committee, with an emphasis on student learning, social emotional learning, and professional development.“Wilmington Middle School established student learning goals, professional practice goals, and aligned social emotional learning goals with the districts to create a school improvement plan for the 2018-2019 school year based on the research conducted during the summer leadership summit,” Welch wrote in his presentation. “Much of the work focuses on incorporating needed skills, accommodations and remediation through instructional practices. The MARC program is a research-based curriculum that will provide staff and students of the Wilmington Middle School Community the social emotional skills they need to be capable of handling circumstances, all while continuing to develop our leadership team and addressing communication deficiencies.”Student Learning GoalWilmington Middle School will work on closing the achievement gap by evaluating its current Multiple Tier Support System. In year one, the school will be establishing a baseline of what interventions currently exist and deficiencies they possess. The goal is to increase overall student achievement and provide student instruction in the least restrictive environment and to increase usage of DCAP accommodations, focusing on making sure there are appropriate services for students.Action Steps:Construct pre-referral flow chartAdminister stakeholder surveys (parents & teachers)Evaluate instructional support teamAnalyze and research resource challengesEvaluate schedules for modifications or adjustmentsOngoing professional development of district curriculum accommodation plan, 504, multi-teir systems of supportSocial Emotional Learning GoalWilmington Middle School will promote positive behaviors and decrease bullying by establishing a greater core social emotional support in the school, classrooms and community, as it continues to implement Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) curriculum to all students. The MARC program is a research-based curriculum that will provide staff and students of the Wilmington Middle School community the skills they need to be capable of handling situations that arise.Action Steps:Continued training on MARC curriculumIncrease the knowledge and awareness of bullying and cyberbullying by utilizing lessons from the MARC programIncrease the knowledge and awareness of suicide and preventive measures by implementing lessons from the Signs of Suicide programEducate staff and the community on the benefits of student social emotional learning in the classroomsIncrease positive school climate through increased use of PBIS across teams and grade levels. Relationship mapping will be revamped and reinstituted.Pre/post student surveys will be conductedProfessional Practice GoalThe Wilmington Middle School administration team will work on addressing timely communication deficiencies throughout the entire school community. Through this improved communication, this can help to develop a stronger school culture of cooperation and teamwork among administration, staff and community.Action Steps:Utilize protected time: Administration meeting weekly to discuss Wilmington Middle School community current eventsChain of communication committeeContinue to work with the Success Committee to establish a stronger school communityFocus on instructional practices and classroom management that empowers teachers to create systems within their classes to create authentic classrooms that include classroom consequences to develop authority and responsibilityShare positive Wilmington Middle School experiences to the community through weekly newsletter, social media and simple sign displaysFoster an environment for developing an open discourse between staff and administration to develop strategies for student successProvide staff professional development to improve digital communication skills as the Middle School transitions to a 1:1 schoolThe Wilmington School Committee unanimously approved the plan.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEW ROLES FOR 3 FAMILIAR EDUCATORS: Shelia Burke, Leanne Ebert & Kevin Welch Named To Leadership PositionsIn “Education”Superintendent Brand Announces His TEN Goals For The 2019-2020 School YearIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education”last_img read more

September 9, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNTSB Investigates ‘Man, Machine, Environment’ in Friday’s Plane Crash Near JuneauLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauWreckage of a plane that went down Friday afternoon 18 miles west of Juneau was being picked up Sunday for further investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.Trapper Creek Man Dies When Plane Strikes TreeAssociated PressAlaska State Troopers say a Trapper Creek man died Sunday after his plane struck a tree while flying over his daughter’s wedding reception.Shell Ship ‘Fennica’ Heads to Oregon for RepairsJohn Ryan, KUCB – UnalaskaA key ship in Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling fleet left Alaska on Sunday. The icebreaker is headed south to Oregon for repairs after a 3-foot gash was discovered in its hull.Rain Helps Slow A Vigorous Fire Season In the InteriorDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksAreas of the Interior have received rain in recent days, helping to slow wildfires that have charred more than 4.7 million acres.Legislative Committee Won’t Take Up Medicaid Expansion WednesdayJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauThe Alaska Legislature’s committee with gatekeeping authority over expediting the governor’s Medicaid plans meets Wednesday, but does not intend to take up the welfare program’s expansion.Fire Destroys Oyster Company Boat, Dock, Equipment in Little Jakolof BayShady Grove Oliver, KBBI – HomerA fire destroyed a sailboat, part of a dock, and equipment owned by the Jakolof Bay Oyster Company last night.Alaska Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Against ‘Save Our Salmon’ InitiativeDavid Bedinger, KDLG – DillinghamIn a ruling issued Friday, Alaska’s Supreme Court upheld the overturning of the ‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative.Senate Ed Bill Bolsters the Role of Alaska TribesLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.An education bill that passed the U.S. Senate last week includes several provisions that boost the role of Alaska Native tribes. The bill, called “Every Child Achieves” re-writes the law known as “No Child Left Behind,” a key piece of the domestic legacy of President George W. Bush.State Lifts Spending Freeze on Susitna-Watana Hydro ProjectPhillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaAfter a spending freeze by the governor and multiple attempts by the legislative minority to place it back into the state’s general fund, the Susitna-Watana Hydro Project team will now be allowed to spend the more than $6 million it has left from previous years.Need for Food Assistance Rises as Alaskans Struggle To Make Ends MeetAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageEvery week in 2014, nearly 6,300 households received free food from food pantries and other programs in Alaska. Most of them had at, some point, to chose between food or transportation, rent, medical care, or heat. And data from the United Way shows that the need is rising statewide.Ketchikan Pastor Goes Barefoot to Raise Money For Those Who Need ShoesLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanA Ketchikan minister is going barefoot for a month, in hopes of raising awareness of the need for shoes among the world’s poor. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audiolast_img read more

September 9, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioCorrections officers union seeks retraction of review, opposes commissionerAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe state corrections officers union wants Governor Bill Walker to retract key sections of a report released last year that criticized Department of Corrections policies and some officers’ actions.Forest Service chief: Firefighting cost leaves little room for prevention, other programsLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington D.C.The Forest Service is in a bad place: To pay the cost of fighting mega fires, the agency has had to raid other programs, including its fire prevention budget. Sen. Lisa Murkowski supports a plan to end so-called “fire borrowing.” But Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell told her it’s not penciling out as they’d hoped.Late-night conditions preempt firefighting efforts at McHugh CreekEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageAnchorage firefighters were alerted to a forest fire near McHugh Creek south of the city late Wednesday night. The fire was at least 45 minutes up a trail on the North side of the creek but did not appear to be growing rapidly. Due to the location, darkness and weather conditions, crews couldn’t respond until this morning to extinguish it.GCI fiber optic cut causes outages across the stateAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageA GCI fiber optic cable was cut in midtown Anchorage Thursday morning causing phone, cable, and internet outages across the state. The company says they are working as quickly as possible to fix it, but it’s more complicated than it seems.Fifteen mushers set to compete in Kobuk 440 RaceEmily Schwing, KNOM – NomeThe last major sled dog race of the season got underway Thursday in Kotzebue. Fifteen mushers drew bib numbers Wednesday night at the start banquet for mid-distance Kobuk 440.The Amsterdam of Alaska: pot businesses sit down with SpenardZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageAs potential businesses across the state get ready for commercial cannabis sales, communities are beginning to meet their new neighborhood pot dealers. And growers and processors, too. As part of an ongoing series profiling one new marijuana business hoping to open up shop, Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes looks at how communities are trying to have a say at the most local level.Semi-pro Alaska baseball team settles disputes with Fairbanks BoroughRobert Hannon, KUAC – FairbanksThe Alaska Goldpanners baseball team officially announced its new contract with the Fairbanks North Star Borough Wednesday. Last year, the semi-pro ball club had tangled with the borough over the safety issues at its home field, Growden Park. Differences have been set aside so the tradition of the Midnight Sun Game continues.Voznesenka parents tell KPBSD ‘Keep School Open’Daysha Eaton, KBBI – HomerA handful of the parents of students who attend Voznesenka School testified before the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board Monday evening. They said they did not want the district to shut the school down, which officials say they’re considering due to a stalled lease negotiation.last_img read more

September 9, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowAlaska reflects on Memorial DayJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauU.S. and Alaska flags were flying at half-staff today until noon in recognition of Memorial Day.Bogoslof erupts again; aviation alert raised to redAssociated PressAn Alaska volcano that has been active for nearly six months has erupted again.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says Denali name should remainAssociated PressU.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the name for America’s tallest mountain should remain Denali.Teacher turnover costs state’s school districts around $20M per yearJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska schools hire about 1,000 new teachers each year to offset the annual turnover of staff. And it’s a process that doesn’t come cheap.Troopers identify 2 Juneau men in plane crash near HainesQuinton Chandler, KTOO – JuneauTwo plane crashes took the lives of four people in Alaska on Saturday.Fairbanks police chief one of four officers involved in Thursday shootingDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksFairbanks Police Chief Erik Jewkes was among the names listed of those involved in a fatal officer-involved shooting in the Interior city last week.Quake prone cities on West Coast aim to improve countermeasuresTom Banse, Northwest News NetworkVulnerability assessments by utilities and emergency planners along the U.S. West Coast suggest it could be weeks or a month or more before water service gets restored after a major earthquake — not to mention electricity, sewage treatment and fuel supply too.Native groups install totem pole at Gastineau Elementary, lost cemeteryQuinton Chandler, KTOO – JuneauThe T’aaku Kwáan of Douglas Island raised a totem pole in front of an elementary school Saturday to mark the site of a disturbed graveyard. The pole symbolizes the pain of historical trauma and a need to heal.Digital restoration of The Drums Of Winter deepens colors, brings light to shadowsAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelOne of the most significant films about Yup’ik culture has been digitally restored. The Drums of Winter is an award-winning documentary shot in Emmonak 40 years ago that tells the story of Yup’ik dancing and potlatching between Emmonak and Alakanuk. After three years of restoration work, it’s now being shown around the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta.Petersburg school uses Minecraft video game in student led programAngela Denning, KFSK – PetersburgThe video game Minecraft is being used in Petersburg’s 7th grade computer science class to teach students basic programming skills. It’s a student led program that has high schoolers designing the curriculum.last_img read more

September 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgState officials are expected to roll out a plan today in compliance with a federal ruling to provide heat relief to hundreds of Texas inmates.This would be for elderly, disabled, and other heat-sensitive inmates at the Wallace pack unit, northwest of Houston.The ruling was on the tails of a lawsuit against the state, for unsafe conditions for inmates without air conditioning.State officials have said they plan to appeal the ruling, but in the meantime, they have to comply with the injunction.According to court documents, 22 inmates have died of heat stroke in Texas prisons since 1998, and 100 had heat-related injuries last year. Sharelast_img read more

September 1, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Hands-On: ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020’ Seems FineSega Genesis Mini Heats Up Retro Console Wars This September Fans of the Beat ’em Up genre no doubt have fond memories of playing Sega’s Streets of Rage series back in the day. Despite it being a console-only title, the Sega Genesis exclusive was as good or better than proper arcade Beat ’em Ups. It certainly gave titles like Final Fight and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time a run for their money.It has been 24 years, but the world is finally getting a new entry in the beloved series. Today, DotEmu, Guard Crush Games, and Lizardcube have announced Streets of Rage 4. Along with the announcement, we’re also treated to an action-packed trailer. If you’re a fan of the series, this is a good day indeed.The most striking thing about the trailer is the art style and animation. The game is a thing of pure beauty. I suppose this isn’t a surprise given how the team behind it is responsible for the equally stunning Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake. The trailer features Axel and Blaze doing what they do best: beating the snot out of bad guys. We only get a few seconds of actual gameplay, but it’s enough to let us know this is both a return to form and a glimpse into the future.“Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, a fresh story and a gauntlet of dangerous stages with a serious crime problem,” said DotEmu in today’s press release. “Streets of Rage 4 recalls classic gameplay but it stands as an entirely original arcade-style romp thanks to the expertise of Guard Crush Games and Dotemu.”We don’t yet know when Streets of Rage 4 will release nor what platforms it’ll be available for. I’m sure we’ll learn these things in due time. Right now, we can rejoice in the fact we’re getting a new Streets of Rage game.There is currently no preorder sites up for Streets of Rage 4, but there are plenty of other retro Sega games to enjoy. We still have our fingers crossed for that Streets of Rage movie. We have a new Shenmue to look forward to in the meantime, even if it is delayed. Follow all Sega news and retro game news here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

August 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSimon & Kate – UnitedLuke, Kate, Lourdes & Simon – UnitedAlison – United & Hannah – ICON International CommunicationsDeon, Deborah & Georgina – Hideaway HolidaysCindy – Truk Lagoon Dive Center & Ian – Allways Dive ExpeditionsAndy – Flight Centre Sydney, Bruce – Kosrae Village Ecolodge & Alexander – Flight Centre SydneyFiona, Jerry & Mandy – Dive AdventuresMonique – US Consulate & Felix – Guam Visitors BureauWinnerPrize winners were lucky enough to walk away with trips to either Micronesia’s: Guam, Yap, Chuuk or KosraeWinner 1: Beverly – Anywhere TravelWinner 2: Kate – Flight Centre King StWinner 3: Andy – Flight Centre SydneyWinner 4: David – Flight Centre King StLuke – United, David – Flight Centre King St, Beverly – Anywhere Travel, Lourdes –United, Kate – Flight Centre King St, Alison – United & Andy – Flight Centre Sydne ::Agents dive into Micronesia wonders.:: Consultants and agents were invited to Explore the underwater museums, culture and unique treasures that make-up Micronesia last night.Hosted at the Grace Hotel, Australian consultants were updated on the adventure and enchanting appeal of Micronesia’s Guam, Yap, Chuuk and Kosrae.Although located in the same warm region, Kosrae Village Ecolodge’s Bruce Brandt explained that while the islands have their similarities, travellers are amazed by the vast differences.“”Throughout Micronesia we have a lot of differences and agents can choose an island based on what their customers want,” Mr Brandt explained.“Each island is different whether it’s the culture, way of life and attitude.”Among the rare and exquisite findings within Micronesia include canoes made by hand in Guam, archaeological ruins remain untouched and undiscovered in Kosrae, Stone Money lines a section of Yap and one of the largest underwater wreckages from World War 2 can be found in pristine condition surrounding Chuuk. Agents told e-Travel Blackboard that the annual event was intriguingly informative and a must-attend next year.To learn more on Micronesia’s wonders click back onto e-Travel Blackboard tomorrow or click here to tag yourself in photos from last night’s Explore Micronesia. center_img Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

August 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Prices Home Sales Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Redfin Service Providers 2013-01-14 Krista Franks Brock in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing “”Redfin,””:http://www.redfin.com/#home a Seattle-based real estate broker driven by technology, is finding some of the nation’s top emerging markets in what the broker says are unlikely places. [IMAGE] Redfin “”studied””:http://blog.redfin.com/blog/2013/01/which_neighborhoods_will_be_the_hottest_in_2013.html 48 emerging neighborhoods located within 16 major metro areas across the country to determine which neighborhoods showed the most promise in terms of price growth this year. “”The results surprised us,”” said Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin. “”[T]he hottest neighborhoods aren’t the well-known bastions of privilege. They’re once-gritty urban areas and far-flung suburbs with school districts on the rise.””Kelman sees this trend as “”the surest sign that the recovery is broadening.”” [COLUMN_BREAK]Eight of the top 10 neighborhoods are located in California. The top neighborhood is Highland Park, located in Los Angeles. From December 2011 to December 2012, Highland Park has experienced a 48 percent drop in inventory along with a 72.7 percent rise in sales volume. Median prices in the neighborhood rose 31.2 percent over the year. Other top emerging neighborhoods, according to Redfin’s study, are located in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle. The most drastic price increase from December 2011 to December 2012 took place in The Mission, a neighborhood in the San Francisco Peninsula, where the median sales price rose 79.8 percent. Sales volume increased most in Logan Square, a Chicago neighborhood, where sales rose 93.8 percent last year. Inventory, another factor in Redfin’s study, declined most in Livermore, located in San Francisco’s East Bay. The neighborhood now has 71.3 percent fewer homes in its inventory than it did last year. Kelman pointed out that while many industry analysts now concur the housing market bottomed out last year, “”the reality on the ground is sometimes more complicated than that.””center_img Redfin: Up and Coming Metros Show Broadening Recovery January 14, 2013 422 Views last_img read more

February 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

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