Gear Hour Restrictions For Upper Cook Inlet Set Gillnet

first_imgThe announcement also restricts set gillnet  gear in the Kenai and Kasilof sections only. In a release on Wednesday, DF&G have modified the weekly fishing periods with set gillnets in the Kenai and Kasilof sections of the Upper Subdistrict, effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1. With regularly scheduled fishing periods on Mondays and Thursdays no longer in effect in the Upper Subdistrict set gillnet fishery, except for the East Foreland Section, any and all fishing time provided to this set gillnet fishery may occur only via EO beginning July 1. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Fish and Game announced both hour and gear restrictions for Upper Cook Inlet set gillnet in both the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.  Commercial fishing periods in the Upper Subdistrict set gillnet fishery, excluding the East Foreland Section, are open for no more than 48 hours per week, with a 36-hour continuous closure per week beginning between 7:00 p.m. Thursday and 7:00 a.m. Friday.last_img read more

Towns Current Bidding Contract Opportunities

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town’s Purchasing Department currently has the following bidding and contract opportunities available:Request For Proposals/QualificationsNoneInvitations To BidInstallation Of Aboveground Storage Tank For Diesel Fuel — Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10amWoburn Street Water Main Replacement — Deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9amAll interested parties must first complete the town’s Bid Registration Form.Visit the Town’s Purchasing Department website for additional information. Contact Wendy Martiniello at wmartiniello[at]wilmingtonma.gov with questions.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… RelatedTown’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”last_img read more

Chinese carmaker NIO stops traffic for over an hour in Beijing

first_img 49 Photos Tags Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. Share your voice More From Roadshow 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Car Industry Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 12 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle (Hat tip to Autoblog for finding the SCMP story.) Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Nio Eve concept previews an attractive autonomous future Post a comment 52 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 68 Photos Comments 0 69 Photos 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness More From Roadshow Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  81 Photos 71 Photos 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Enlarge ImageNIO’s been on a roll lately, but this spot of bad press won’t do it any favors in downtown Beijing. Antuan Goodwin/Roadshow Having your car break down in traffic is always a serious bummer, but if you’re an automaker it has to be way worse, and yet that’s what reportedly happened to Chinese EV startup NIO during a recent test drive in Beijing.According to a report published last week by the South China Morning Post, an unspecified NIO concept car was doing a development drive in downtown Beijing when the car’s driver managed to initiate an over-the-air software update that made the vehicle essentially undrivable until it completed.It’s not clear what made the driver confirm the update, which he presumably did as NIO has stated that the update wouldn’t have happened automatically, but the car was stalled for over an hour while the update downloaded and installed itself. This was in the middle of one of the busiest districts in China’s capital city.Representatives from NIO attempted to explain what happened on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, but mostly just threw the driver under the proverbial bus and reminded us that you should be parked when you initiate an update.Still, despite this minor setback, NIO seems to be powering forward in its drive its drive to become one of the world’s biggest electric vehicle manufacturers, having already launched several production models in China and given an excellent showing at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.NIO didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Share your voice Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Electric Cars Concept Cars,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 12 Photos 10 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 4 26 Photos 18 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 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Amit Trivedi in love with DJ Zeniths song Junglee calls it coolest

first_imgDJ Zenith aka Harshit AgarwalPR HandoutAce Bollywood music director Amit Trivedi has fallen in love with Mumbai-based 22-year-old songwriter and DJ Zenith’s song Junglee, which he described as the ‘coolest pop track of the season’.Harshit Agarwal, commonly known as DJ Zenith, is the talk of the music industry. Hailing from Jaipur, he started his musical journey in 2014, since then he has become one of the most prominent artists in the country as well as globally. He has worked with famous artists like Alan Walker, Tiesto, One Republic, David Guetta and multiple others.Zenith recently produced a song called “Junglee” with Charan on vocals, the duo were winners of the Bacardi House Party Sessions for which this Anthem was created. They were mentored by the legendary Bollywood singer Benny Dayal. The music video has created quite a buzz in the industry. DJ Zenith aka Harshit AgarwalPR HandoutJunglee explores the dynamics between a Madari (master) and his monkey. The music video has a twist wherein the roles are reversed between the Madari and the monkey which leads to a change in the perspective. The Madari and the monkey have became overnight sensations. The unconventional storytelling and music vibe makes this video a must watch.2018 was a milestone year for Zenith as he started blending independent Hindi music with his own beats. His song “Kho gaye” was a nationwide success and was trending on all social media platforms. When asked what drives him to create music, Zenith said, “I was always an avid listener of different kinds of music since I was a kid and I’ve grown organically into it.” 2019 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for this young artist as he has his hands full with many projects including some in which he is also the songwriter.last_img read more

Breaking Sri Lanka to bat first after winning the toss against India

first_imgIndia will be chasing after their opponents, Sri Lanka, won the toss and decided to bat first. The Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne said that the pitch looks dry and may deteriorate in the second half, making chasing a target difficult, hence he has made this decision. The big news from Indian side is the exclusion of Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammad Shami and the inclusion of Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. The exit of Chahal, though, officially described as a rest, may well be the result of him not having achieved the kind of success expected of him. Shami, on the other hand, has been picking a lot of wickets but has proved very expensive in the death overs. Ravindra Jadeja comes into the team very late in the tournament but his consistency and accuracy makes him a valuable asset. Today’s match will decide what will be the composition of India’s bowling attack in the semis. It is very likely that Shami won’t come back and one of Chahal and Jadeja would accompany Kuldeep.last_img read more

Quota protests postponed till early May Quader

first_imgA 20-member delegation representing students and jobseeking youth joins a talks with minister Obaidul Quader in the afternoon.Protesters of quota system have reportedly postponed their demonstration till the first week of May following assurance of scrutiny of the system by the government.The protesters agreed to postpone their programme at a meeting with road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Monday afternoon.The minister called them to the meeting after the overnight protests in Dhaka that left more than 100 injured and spread to all major campuses across the country.”The protesters have agreed to keep their programme suspended until 7 May. By this time, the government will scrutinise the quota system,” Quader told newsmen after the meeting at the Bangladesh Secretariat.A 20-member delegation representing students and jobseeking youth earlier joined the talks with the minister in the afternoon.Hasan Al Mamun, convener of Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad also disclosed their decision before the reporters after the meeting.The meeting also decided to release the arrestees unconditionally, he said.last_img read more

US is loser by abandoning Iran nuclear deal Rouhani

first_imgIran`s president Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, US on 26 September. Photo: ReutersIran’s president boasted Sunday that the United States has lost against the Islamic republic’s “righteousness and wisdom” by walking out of the landmark nuclear deal.”Everyone knows that America has lost legally and politically by giving up on its international obligations and that we have achieved victory,” said president Hassan Rouhani in a speech at the University of Tehran to mark the beginning of the school year.”There are but a few countries in the world that would call the US withdrawal from the JCPOA (nuclear deal) a good move,” he added.”Those that are cautious express disappointment, those that are more frank say it was a mistake, and the outspoken say it was illegal.”Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers in May and is reimposing punishing sanctions on the country, hoping to pressure Tehran into what president Donald Trump calls a “better deal”.The US is due to complete the reimposition of sanctions on November 5, targeting Iran’s oil sector and central bank.The other parties to the agreement — Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany — have all pledged to continue to try to make the deal work, despite their firms being vulnerable to the US sanctions if they keep doing business with Iran.Rouhani said Iran’s response had left Washington “empty-handed”.”They expected us to leave the JCPOA hours after they announced they are, and what would have happened? The case would have returned to the UN Security Council, turned against Iran and isolated us,” he said.He said Iran had lost nothing by staying in the deal and could leave “whenever” it chooses.last_img

WASA water contaminated in 59 areas

first_imgwasaWater supplied by Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is contaminated in 59 areas under its 10 zones, according to a report submitted to the High Court on Thursday, reports UNB.Local government, rural development (LGRD) ministry placed the report prepared by WASA before the court.On 13 May, WASA handed over the report to the LGRD ministry.The areas that got polluted water Jatrabari, Basabo, Mugda, Rajarbagh, Kusumbagh, Jurain, Maniknagar, Manda, Dholaipar and Matuail under Zone-1; Bhagalpur, Lalbagh, Bakshibazar and Shahidnagar under Zone-2; Zigatala, Dhanmondi, Sukrabad, Kalabagan, Bhutergali and Mohammadpur under Zone-3; Shewrapara, Pirerbagh, Monipur Paikpara, Kazipara and Mirpur under Zone-4; Mohakhali and Tejgaon under Zone-5; Siddheswari, Shahjahanpur, Khilgaon, Moghbazar, Noyatola, Rampura, Malibagh and Paribagh under Zone-6; Kadamtali, Dhania, Shyampur, Rasulbagh, Merajnagar, Paterbagh, Shanirakhra, Konapara and Muslim Nagar under Zone-7; Badda, Aftabnagar, Bashundhara and Vatara under Zone-8; Uttara, Khilkhet, Fayedabad, Mollartek and Ranavola under Zone-9; and Kafrul, Kazipara, Mirpur, Kachukhet and Pallabi under Zone-10.Submitting the report, the ministry told the court that they will collect 1,065 water samples from the 10 zones and an amount of Tk 7.57 million will be required to test those.The HC bench of justice JBM Hassan and justice Khairul Alam asked chairman of Dhaka University’s Microbiology Department Prof Sabita Rezwana Rahman to give her opinion on the report before the court on 21 May.Deputy attorney general Motahar Hossain Sazu argued for LGRD ministry, lawyer Tanvir Ahmed moved for the petitioner and M Masud represented WASA.On 13 May, the HC expressed discontent as WASA failed to submit the report after examining its water supplied to different areas and asked the LGRD ministry to submit a report within 15 May after fixing the expenditure to be required for examining water supplied by WASA.The HC order came following a writ petition filed by lawyer Tanvir Ahmed attaching media reports published on the World Bank observations.On 8 May, the High Court ordered the authorities concerned to prepare a list of the areas receiving highly contaminated water supplied by Dhaka WASA.On 11 October 2018, the World Bank published a report which says over 75 million people of the country drink unsafe water as 41 per cent sources of water contains harmful bacteria. The report also said 13 per cent water contains arsenic.The World Bank report said about 80 per cent water supplied through pipeline contains harmful bacteria.On 6 November 2018, the High Court ordered the authorities concerned to form a five-member committee for examining the Dhaka WASA water.last_img read more

Citizen Opposition Increases to Rail Tunnel Expansion Under Capitol Hill

first_imgWashington, D.C. residents are decrying the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) seeming preapproval of CSX Transportation’s proposal to rebuild a tunnel in Southeast Washington before the completion of a federal environmental assessment of the plan.DDOT issued occupancy permits as early as December 2012 clearing CSX’s right-of-way to roads near the Virginia Avenue Tunnel pending approval of the plan, according to the final environmental impact study released last week.For the past two years, CSX has been advancing its proposal to rebuild and expand the 3,800-foot, 110-year-old tunnel to accommodate two tracks and double-stacked intermodal freight trains. A CSX spokeswoman previously told the AFRO the tunnel’s single track is a chokepoint along its Eastern Seaboard freight rail corridor, and that it must be expanded to accommodate expected increases in freight transportation demand due in part to the expansion of the Panama Canal scheduled for next year.DCSafeRail, a multi-racial, multi-generational and mixed-income coalition of residents living near the tunnel who oppose the plan, say they are concerned that a D.C. agency offered such an early commitment before the mandatory federal process was completed.“We hope that the District Government has not thrown us under the freight train,” said Helen Douglas, a member of DCSafeRail, which has cited health and safety concerns.“At best, this indicates that the District government is failing to uphold basic principles of good government, including transparency and accountability,” added Douglas.” At worst, it suggests that the environmental study is a farce because it rubber-stamps the CSX open-trench proposal.”DCSafeRail met with Mayor Vincent Gray in January to express their concerns and were reassured by his promise that he would not allow a proposal that would “endanger the health and safety of D.C. residents.”Now, Douglas said, they are asking Gray “to honor his commitment to us and withdraw any pre-EIS approval for these permits and conduct a true EIS with real alternatives to the CSX Tunnel fully analyzed.”DCSafeRail will also ask the City Council, through Chairman Phil Mendelson, Councilmember Mary Cheh, chair of the Council’s transportation oversight committee, and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells to hold hearings on the whole CSX Tunnel EIS.last_img read more

A filmy delight

first_imgMadhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine will be featured on Friday at 9:30 pm. The main cast of the film includes Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Randeep Hooda. The movie is based on the life and times of a superstar heroine from the dream factory we call ‘Bollywood’. The film is an entertaining, daring, glamorous and scandalous which provides behind the scenes account of the reality of the world of glitz and glamour that our film stars inhabit.The movies which will be featured this week include a bioscope serialised feature film: Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Arth which will be shown on Tuesday and Wednesday at 11 pm starring Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Smita Patil, Heroine starring Kareena Kappor on Friday at 9:30 pm, Ekk Deewaana Tha starring Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson on Saturday at 10 pm, Amanush starring Uttam Kumar, Utpal Dutt on Sunday at 12:30 pm, Road to Sangam also on Sunday 3 pm starring Paresh Rawal and Om Puri and a Punjabi film called Nabar at 10 pm starring Nishawn Bhullar, Rana Ranbir and Hardeep Gill.last_img read more

Two assessed by paramedics after accident on A523

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailTwo people were assessed by paramedics following an accident on the A523 Macclesfield Road this morning. Police and paramedics were called to the two-vehicle collision, near the turning for Rudyard between Leek and Rushton Spencer shortly after 9.30am today (Wednesday November 7). Neither of the patients required hospital treatment – with Inrix, the traffic data company, reporting the road had been completely cleared by noon. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called just after 9.30am by the police to a two vehicle RTC. “One ambulance, a paramedic officer and a community first responder attended. “We assessed two patients. Both suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.” The accident comes just days after three people were taken to hospital following a head-on crash on the A523 in Waterhouses on Sunday afternoon. The accident today took place near the Rudyard turning (Image: Inrix) Read MoreMoorlands Heroes: 70 years of scouting earns 77-year-old an award nomination West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances and a community first responder to the scene of that collision – with an off-duty paramedic who was in the area at the time also offered assistance. A spokesman said: “We received a call at 4.11pm to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles on the A523 in Waterhouses. “Two females and a man were treated for injuries at the scene and then transported to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment. “Considerable damage was sustained to both vehicles.” Fire crews from Leek and Ipstones were also sent to the incident on Sunday. A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called to the incident at 4.20pm on Sunday, November 4. “Crews from Leek and Ipstones attended. There were two vehicles involved in a head-on collision. “There was smoke and steam coming from the vehicles, but luckily, no one was trapped. The incident was near to the junction of A523 and Waterfall Lane.” Want the latest news from across the Staffordshire Moorlands?For the very latest news from across the Staffordshire Moorlands, visit our dedicated homepage at Leek-news.co.uk, like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LeekNews. If you’re interested in news from a particular town, we have dedicated channels for Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph – as well as a number of smaller villages including Cheddleton, Wetley Rocks, Endon, Rudyard, Brown Edge, Bagnall, Cellarhead, Werrington, Knypersley, Alton, Tean, Stockton Brook, Blythe Bridge and Caverswall. For the latest news from Alton Towers, you can visit the theme park’s dedicated channel – as well as our Staffordshire Moorlands District Council page for the latest local authority news and planning applications.last_img read more

Connect with Rep Poleski this July

first_img Categories: News 29Jun Connect with Rep. Poleski this July Residents are invited to meet with state Rep. Earl Poleski during his district coffee hours and office hours throughout the month of July.“I value these opportunities to meet with constituents, answer questions and hear ideas for our community and for the state as a whole,” said Rep. Poleski, R-Jackson.Residents can meet with Rep. Poleski for coffee from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the following dates and locations:Tuesday, July 12 – Marrs Ave. Grill: 1319 E. Michigan Ave. in Jackson;Tuesday, July 19 – Roxy Café: 606 N. W. Ave. in JacksonTuesday, July 26 – Spring Arbor Café: 7975 Spring Arbor Road in Spring ArborResidents can also meet with Rep. Poleski during office hours every Thursday this month, beginning July 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Jackson County Towers located at 120 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson.No appointments are necessary. Residents who are unable to attend, but would still like to voice a question or idea, should contact Rep. Poleski’s office by phone at (517) 373-1795 or by email at EarlPoleski@house.mi.gov.###last_img read more

Rep Lucido supports Rep Yarochs plan honoring fallen US Navy Chief Petty

first_img Measure renames a portion of highway M-53 in Macomb County PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Peter Lucido (right) and state Rep. Jeff Yaroch (second from right) talk with Terri and Richard Freiwald, parents of U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Freiwald, before a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing. Rep. Yaroch introduced legislation, supported by Representative Lucido, to honor Jason Freiwald, a highly decorated Navy SEAL, by renaming a portion of M-53 in Macomb County. The signage will be displayed between 31 Mile Road and 32 Mile Road. Categories: Lucido News,News 03Oct Rep. Lucido supports Rep. Yaroch’s plan honoring fallen U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Freiwaldlast_img read more

Channel provider SPI International is moving into

first_imgChannel provider SPI International is moving into movie and TV series production in partnership with movie director and producer Phillipe Martinez.The partnership calls for four TV series productions, including Salvage Marines, a TV series about a group of soldiers involved in the eponymous militarised deep space operation, production of which started in March; Mister Mayfair, a trilogy about a former New York gangster living in Mayfair, London; and The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud, a story is about a space cruiser that crashes on a planet that is home to an intergalactic prison.“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce our partnership with director and producer Phillipe Martinez. Together we are producing three movies and a brand new TV series in 2019,” said Loni Farhi, president of SPI International.“SPI is investing in products and programmes that will speak to and delight audiences worldwide.”last_img read more

AILEACH ROADDS BRIAN ROADDURKAN CONDEMNS THOSE BEH

first_img AILEACH ROADDS BRIAN ROADDURKAN CONDEMNS THOSE BEHIND BRUTAL DERRY GUN ATTACKFOYLE MLAMark H DurkanPSNIRINGFORT ROADSDLP SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has condemned those behind a gun attack in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry that happened in broad daylight on Boxing.Police believe it was a paramilitary shooting carried out by violent dissident republicans.Mr Durkan said: “I unequivocally condemn those behind this brutal attack in our community, especially during the Christmas period and season of goodwill.“My thoughts are with the man who was injured in this disgraceful attack and his family at this difficult time.“There remains a group of individuals who defy the will of this community for peace. “Those who have brought violence onto our streets need to understand, and they need to be made to understand, that they represent no one and have attacked all of us.“I would urge anyone with information to get in touch with the PSNI or with Crimestoppers.“We need to take back our communities from these people. That can only be done if people volunteer information.”Investigating officers say that an altercation between two men took place in the Aileach Road area of the city, shortly before 2.30 pm on Boxing Day. Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area close to the Ringfort Road roundabout on the Aileach Road around this time and saw what happened.“It was reported that a man who was carrying a yellow plastic bag was shot in the leg by a second man.“The assailant made off on foot, carrying what we believe was a handgun.“The victim was able to walk to a nearby church where he contacted police.“We believe this was a paramilitary-style shooting and although the man’s injuries are not life-threatening, this was a brutal attack and yet another example of how criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence.“Anyone with information about this crime or who may be able to help identify the perpetrator should contact detectives at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 619 of26/12/17.“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”DURKAN CONDEMNS THOSE BEHIND BRUTAL DERRY GUN ATTACK was last modified: December 27th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweetlast_img read more

Justins note If you havent heard yet Strategic

first_imgJustin’s note: If you haven’t heard yet, Strategic Investor editor E.B. Tucker’s working on a new venture. He plans to share all the details about this product at the end of this month. Leading up to that big announcement, we’re featuring his best insights and money-making opportunities.But you should first get to know E.B., if you don’t already. He’s one of the best big picture thinkers in our business. And his track record shows it. Just look at some of the big calls he’s nailed… E.B. Tucker Editor, Strategic InvestorP.S. I recently released an important video describing everything you need to know about “America’s Third Power Shift.”In short, the biggest power shift in the last 100 years is happening now. And it’s creating a tipping point in the next generation of energy metals. If you know where to put your money ahead of time, you could see once-in-a-lifetime gains. We’re set up to profit from this megatrend in my Strategic Investor newsletter… and you can join.Check out my presentation here…Reader MailbagAre you bullish on new energy sources? How about the metals that will profit? Let us know at feedback@caseyresearch.com.E.B. Tucker’s Latest Venture Profiting from America’s third power shift is just one of the many big ideas E.B. has to help you make a fortune in today’s markets.The idea he’s most excited about right now is a little-known strategy you can use to generate gains 10x bigger than options. It’s a specific type of investment that Doug Casey uses too…E.B. and Doug are ready to share the details on this strategy later this month in what’s sure to be one of the most important events in Casey Research’s history.We’ll let you know more details over the coming weeks.Stay tuned… Recommended Link The blockchain wave – E.B. was able to exploit this massive trend and made 15,000% in profits on a blockchain mining deal. Click here to watch this clip The Bitcoin bubble – On December 14, 2017, E.B. pleaded with his readers who owned bitcoin to sell enough of their coins to recoup their initial investment. That was four days before bitcoin reached its all-time high of $19,783. Folks thought he was crazy. Bitcoin’s at $3,370 today. Strange Investment Trick Can Pay Five Times MORE MONEY than Social SecurityI know that’s hard to believe… But this is 100% based on actual reports from people just like you. Just see for yourself… watch this 1-minute clip before Friday at 3pm. Learn how readers like Steve from Michigan made $7,500 just the other weekend. But hurry! This only works if you take one simple action before Friday at 3pm. A New EraLast century was the oil era. From Ibn Saud, Rockefeller, Getty, and even shale oil tycoons like billionaire Harold Hamm of Continental Resources, the oil business created trillions of dollars’ worth of wealth.Those days are over.Now, I’m not saying major oil companies are down for the count… they’re not. I’m also not saying billionaires like the Saudi royals are in trouble… they’re not.What I’m saying is that over the decades to come, those families, those billionaires, and those major companies we know today will not see their fortunes swell. They’ll chug along. They’ll also be surprised as new energy barons leap past them on the Forbes list.You see, oil goes in about every product we use today. From the tube of toothpaste to the lid on a Starbucks cup, it’s hard to get away from oil. This chart shows how much petroleum the world uses on a daily basis.I’m sure the first thing you think when you see this chart is that the oil business must be great.It is for the most entrenched players. Oftentimes, this means governments. After all, as much as 75% of the world’s oil production comes from state-owned oil companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.What I hope you’ll see is that the oil business isn’t getting much better. For starters, climate change warriors are out to attack the business at any chance they can get. I attended a raucous anti-oil protest in Portland, Oregon back in 2016 for research purposes. I attended a Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Portland, Oregon in November 2016Then, take taxes into consideration. Every gallon of gasoline sold in the U.S. has a $0.184 federal levy placed on it… and some states, like Pennsylvania (the highest case), pile on as much as $0.582 per gallon on top of that. States need that money to fund their bloated budgets.Oil is under attack from every angle.Meanwhile, alternative power gets the opposite treatment. In some states, you can actually make money driving an electric car or bolting solar panels onto your home.Just to be clear, we don’t have an opinion about which energy source is better. In my newsletter Strategic Investor, we separate our ideology from our investing.With this in mind, we see the oil trade as old, tired, and predictably stale. We see alternative energy as inevitable. Electric vehicles will be cheaper than those with combustion engines. Estimates say that 4.5 million new electric vehicles will be sold every year in China alone by 2020. Recommended Link You see, new battery technology is cutting costs in half… while increasing storage capacity.And that’s why the mass production and adoption of the electric car is no longer a pipe dream. It’s a reality.Right on the Cusp of a SurgeEarlier, we showed you a chart of oil usage. While it’s a big number, it’s not growing very fast. At least, not compared to this chart…Oil’s 1.5% annual demand growth over the last two decades is nothing compared to surging demand for battery capacity.The chart above measures battery demand in gigawatt hours (GWh). To put things into perspective, in 2016, all consumer products with lithium-ion batteries added up to 45 GWh, according to The Economist. That means every cordless drill, smartphone, and even e-cigarette combined. Electric car batteries produced that year added another 25 GWh.By 2030, management consulting firm McKinsey & Company expects demand for battery capacity to surge more than 36-fold to 2,900 GWh per year.And that, in turn, will create a massive spike in demand for a handful of new energy metals required to make all these batteries.In fact, The Wall Street Journal says, “The world is about to experience its biggest shift in commodities demand since the 19th century.”There’s no comparison. New energy sources will leap over oil’s tepid growth in the coming years. With clean energy economic incentives in place, no protesters, and technology on its side, a new energy source is set to power the future.Regards, Simply Put, Batteries Will Be the Oil of the Next CenturyAnd the metals that make up these batteries are creating a new “gold rush.”Why now?Because these more advanced batteries will hand forward-thinking investors the opportunity of a lifetime – and make two things a reality: Solar and wind power will be even cheaper and – more importantly – be available on-demand, 24/7 (think streaming), thanks to the energy storage capabilities of high-tech batteries. This will lead to the rise of micro-grids and independent home energy. — Click here for the full story In short, it pays to listen to E.B… especially when he’s pounding the table on a big idea. And that’s what today’s essay is all about.Below, E.B. explains why we’re entering “the biggest energy shift of our time.” A new type of energy is taking over. And that’s opened the door to a huge money-making opportunity…Regards,Justin Spittler Florianópolis, Brazil February 6, 2019By E.B. Tucker, editor, Strategic InvestorA society is only as strong as its access to supplies of reliable energy. While the source of that energy changes over time, one thing doesn’t: Controlling the supply of that energy is as close to printing money as you’ll ever get.Throughout time, the richest barons in history sold society its energy.Last century, oil fueled society. Barons like Jean Paul Getty made so much money supplying society with oil, the wealth became a burden. From the Rockefellers to the Saudi royals, the story is the same. Controlling the supply of energy is equivalent to a levy on the entire economy.Before oil, it was coal. Coal created scores of 19th-century fortunes. Even Andrew Mellon, who later became Secretary of the Treasury and the third-largest taxpayer in the 1920s (behind Rockefeller and Ford), got his start in the coal business.The same trend stretches all the way back to medieval days, when wood provided heat, a cooking flame, and lit rooms. The lords who owned the forest set the price for warmth, hot food, and light.Today, we’re on the dawn of a new era in energy. Stock Market Bulls Are Preparing for February 13Some of the most famous stock market bulls in the world are preparing for a massive event in February. — The renter trend – E.B. sold his largest stock at the peak in 2008. That gave him the “dry powder” to buy six rental properties. A decade later, he still has a passive income stream that yields around 20% per year.last_img read more

This week a federal appeals court addressed the r

first_imgThis week, a federal appeals court addressed the right to treatment for an inmate who suffers from opioid addiction, a move that legal advocates say could have wide repercussions. The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston ruled that a rural Maine jail must provide Brenda Smith with medication for her opioid use disorder. One of her attorneys, Emma Bond, a staff attorney with the ACLU of Maine, says the new ruling has the potential to create a “big signal” for jails across the country and combat the social barriers preventing incarcerated people from receiving treatment.”This is the first federal appeals court in the country to address the right to treatment for opioid addiction in jail,” says Bond. “It represents a huge step forward in the fight against the opioid crisis and for our client who will get her medication in jail.”Brenda Smith, a resident of Madawaska, Maine, was sentenced in 2018 to 40 days in the Aroostook County Jail for theft at an area Walmart, according to statements in an earlier court decision. Smith currently receives a twice-daily dose of buprenorphine — more commonly known by the brand name Suboxone. This medication helps people with opioid addiction control cravings and maintain recovery. Smith has been in stable recovery for five years on the medication.Jail officials told her lawyer they were going to interrupt that treatment during her sentence, according to this week’s ruling, forcing her to undergo withdrawal in jail. They argued the drug is contraband in the jail and could hinder rehabilitation and become a source of trafficking. Smith and the ACLU of Maine challenged that position in court, arguing that withholding treatment would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 8th Amendment of the constitution.Susan Friedman of the Legal Action Council in New York has worked on the intersection of the Americans with Disabilities Act and access to medication-assisted treatment for the better part of a decade and she agrees with Bonds’ assessment. Friedman says not only is the ruling binding for courts and jails in the First Circuit, courts around the country will pay attention to this affirmation that denying inmates in jail medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder violates the ADA – and is illegal. Under the ADA, it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of disability, and this includes people who have gone through or are going through drug rehabilitation.”That sends a really important message to jails and prisons around the country as well as to policy makers who are grappling with these issues,” said Friedman.Friedman said some jails and prisons will likely start trying to provide access to medications for opioid use disorder to avoid being the subject of a similar lawsuit or because administrators recognize it’s the right thing to do. Research has shown that providing medication treatment in jail and prison can prevent relapse and reduce risk of overdose upon release. A number of jails and prisons around the country are starting to offer medication treatment with buprenorphine or methadone — but many refuse to, citing concerns that the drugs will be diverted and abused. Smith’s won her Maine-based case this week when a three-judge appellate panel upheld an earlier ruling by federal judge Nancy Torresen in U.S. district court for Maine. Last month, Torresen ordered the jail “to provide the Plaintiff with her prescribed buprenorphine during her sentence at the Aroostook County Jail in whatever way the Defendants deem most appropriate in light of the Aroostook County Jail’s security needs.”The new ruling comes while county jails around the country struggle to meet the needs of patients struggling with opioid use disorder and addiction. According to The National Sheriffs’ Association more than half of the country’s jail population struggles with drug use and dependence. Like Aroostook County, other jail administrators in the U.S. have expressed concern with jail-based medication-assisted treatment’s cost and effectiveness. Friedman says many of these concerns don’t hold up to scrutiny. The drug can be monitored like any other controlled substance deployed in jails. Additionally, she says, the medication is not prohibitively expensive nor do jails make the same arguments when it comes to other treatments needed for health concerns like diabetes or heart conditions.”This is no different — this is a medical condition that kills over 100 people every day,” said Friedman.The ruling closely follows two recent suits in Massachusetts and Washington State which also addressed access to medication-assisted treatment. Yet Brenda Smith’s case solicited a decision by the highest court yet to rule on this particular issue. Smith’s lawyer Bond says this week’s ruling could do more than ensure people are receiving addiction treatment while in jail. She says the ruling could influence how people perceive addiction stigma. “This decision is a big step forward in fighting that stigma and fighting that discrimination and so it will be a big step forward in fighting the opioid crisis itself,” says Bond. Bond says Smith is grateful to receive the treatment many doctors say is medically necessary for dealing with opioid use disorder. Copyright 2019 Maine Public. To see more, visit Maine Public.last_img read more

The Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette University

first_imgThe Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette University.Last updated on May 14th, 2019 at 03:43 amRosemont, Illinois-based Town Bank parent Wintrust Financial Corp. announced it will donate $12 million to Marquette University and has formed a 10-year corporate banking partnership.The Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette University currently houses a US Bank branch.Hartland-based Town Bank will now be the university’s exclusive commercial and retail bank, replacing the longstanding partnership with U.S. Bank.The $12 million will go toward student scholarships, athletic and educational programming, and other campus events, according to a release from the organizations. Wintrust has also agreed to invest in the College of Business Administration’s commercial banking program, provide seed funding for a small business revolving loan fund, and provide low-cost loans for businesses in the neighborhoods around campus. The U.S. Bank contract expires at the end of this fiscal year, and Marquette completed an RFP process to evaluate financial services options.“In working closely with Wintrust and their Town Bank team, we discovered mission alignment and shared values related to providing access and affordability to those who need it most,” said Marquette president Michael Lovell. “We are grateful for their significant investment in scholarship aid, which will have a profound impact on Marquette students as they become men and women for others and positive change agents in our communities.”Town Bank has recently expanded its presence in southeastern Wisconsin, particularly in downtown Milwaukee. BizTimes reported the bank plans to move its commercial banking operations to 731 N. Jackson St. this spring, bringing about 40 employees downtown. And Town Bank’s first two downtown branches are in the works at 1100 W. Wells St. and 400 E. Kilbourn Ave.“Partnering with Marquette University fits well with the mission and values of Town Bank and Wintrust,” said Jay Mack, president and chief executive officer of Town Bank. “Just as the university seeks to extend its boundaries beyond the campus, we, too, want to extend our presence beyond our brick and mortar branches.” Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

MacOS High Sierras Root Bug Makes Hacking it Easy

first_img The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now » The bug appears to only affect High Sierra (MacOS 10.13.1), and Apple is working on a fix. Guest Writer Next Article November 29, 2017 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List MacOS High Sierra’s ‘Root’ Bug Makes Hacking it Easy Add to Queue Reporter 3 min read Michael Kan –shares This story originally appeared on PCMag Mac computers with High Sierra (MacOS 10.13.1 or higher) have a serious bug that can let anyone gain root access to the system without a password.The hack is easy to pull off. It can be triggered through the Mac’s System Preferences application when “Users &; Groups” is selected, and the lock icon on the window is clicked. After that, a new login window will appear. Anyone who types “root” as the username, leaves the password field empty, and clicks unlock (once or twice) is on their way to a new account that has system admin privileges to the computer.With those privileges, the account can be used to modify the rest of the Mac and look up passwords on the keychain access. Even after a reboot, the root account remains.There are also reports the bug can be triggered at the Mac login screen, but not everyone was able to produce the same findings.The problem made headlines when security researcher Lemi Orhan Ergin tweeted about on Tuesday.????? pic.twitter.com/4TBh5NetIS— patrick wardle (@patrickwardle) November 28, 2017Amit Serper, a security researcher with Cybereason, replicated the result and said the bug “is as serious as it gets.”Hackers are always crafting malware that can gain greater system privileges into a computer. Now they have a new way, which can also be triggered via a Mac’s command line function. Imagine a piece of malicious code designed to attack Macs using the same flaw. Users wouldn’t even know they were compromised, Serper said.Shortly after the bug was made public, Apple issued the following statement:”We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to your Mac. To enable the Root User and set a password, please follow the instructions here. If a Root User is already enabled, to ensure a blank password is not set, please follow the instructions from the ‘Change the root password’ section.”Security experts are still going over the bug, but it can be remotely exploitable, if for instance, screen sharing is enabled on the Mac.If certain sharing services enabled on target – this attack appears to work ? remote ??? (the login attempt enables/creates the root account with blank pw) Oh Apple ???? pic.twitter.com/lbhzWZLk4v— patrick wardle (@patrickwardle) November 28, 2017It does not appear Apple was made aware of the bug before it was publicized on Twitter, something the security community generally frowns upon. “This kind of public disclosure can put users at risk,” said Keith Hoodlet, a security engineer with Bugcrowd, which does crowdsourced security testing.He recommends users refrain from trying out the bug on their High Sierra-installed Macs. Doing so creates an account with super privileges, which can open it up to remote attack. To mitigate the risk, users who’ve decided to test the bug should create a password for the new root account, which can be done by following the temporary fix Apple provided. Apple Image credit: pisaphotography | Shutterstocklast_img read more