EU migrant crisis: Eurotunnel services resume following migrant “attack”

first_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Eurotunnel services have started running again after being closed overnight due to a “well-organised attack” by migrants.  In a statement this morning, the company said the service had started operating at 8.30am with “some timetable disruption”. Travellers can expect delays of around 30 minutes at each end of the terminal.  We anticipate to be able to operate a normal service very soon and customers are now advised to check-in as normal. The service was suspended after a group of 200 migrants tried to break into the terminal on the French side at around 12.30am local time. Read more: Man found dead near tracks of Channel Tunnel A spokesperson for Eurotunnel told City A.M. the security staff were “overwhelmed” by the event, with 100 migrants managing to push into the tunnel. He said a number of Eurotunnel security staff and two police officers were injured during the attack. Three were taken to hospital – two police officers and one member of security staff. Several others suffered minor injuries but didn’t need to go to A&E. This was a violent and well-organised attack. There was more behind it than the usual attempts by migrants to make the crossing. After entering the tunnel and rounding up the migrants, police delivered them back to the camp on the French side.  Nobody managed to cross into the​ UK but it took a very long time to round them up and take them away.   Sarah Spickernell center_img Saturday 3 October 2015 10:10 am EU migrant crisis: Eurotunnel services resume following migrant “attack” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal PastInteresticleMan Finds Wierd Cave In Scottsdale, Enters And Drops To His KneesInteresticle whatsapplast_img read more

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Sinkhole found along road near Linear Park

first_imgAdvertisement Cape Coral break in foiled by barking dog June 17, 2021 AdvertisementThere may be an abandoned pipe that might have been compromised, according to city officials. The sinkhole is a couple of feet from Del Prado Boulevard in the area, but the city said there is no concern to the roadway. “We’re just concerned if it would be something that would happen around our house and affect us as homeowners,” Maritza Williams, a Cape Coral resident, said.Robbie Riggs, who spotted the sinkhole, said it looks like a little hole from above, but video shows that beneath the soil it looks expansive. He told ABC7 that the entry hole has gotten bigger in the past couple of days. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Cape Coral applies for FWC grant to improve Yacht Club Park’s marina June 16, 2021 WATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Cape CoralSinkhole Cape Coral man tries to figure out meaning of his 25-year-old tattoos June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Video Courtesy of Robbie Riggs: CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A sinkhole was found along the roadway near Linear Park in Cape Coral. The City of Cape Coral confirmed that Public Works staff will be securing the area while they investigate the issue. Officials said the sinkhole was found near an irrigation main. Mark Lewis, a Cape Coral resident, said he was worried about the hole. “I have an eleven year old grandson who comes on the weekends and plays along with other kids in the neighborhood on the sidewalk, so they need to get it fixed as soon as possible,” Lewis said.last_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Friday, March 8, 2019

first_imgHome Deaths Deaths in Laois – Friday, March 8, 2019 Deaths Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.James (Jim) FitzpatrickHartstown, Dublin / Castleknock, Dublin / Dunshaughlin, Meath / LaoisJames (Jim) (Hartstown), Dublin 15 and formerly of Castleknock, Dunshaughlin and Killinure, Co. Laois) March 7th, 2019 (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park. Beloved husband of the late Helen and much loved father of Gerard, Elizabeth, Donal, Alan and Helen.Sadly missed by his loving sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. R.I.P.Reposing at his home on Saturday from 6pm to 8pm and on Sunday from 2pm to 8pm. Removal to St. Ciaran’s Church, Hartstown on Monday afternoon arriving for Requiem Mass at 1pm followed by burial in Mulhuddart Cemetery.Philomena Taig14 Barrowview, Portarlington, LaoisPeacefully at home. Sadly missed by her heartbroken husband Martyn, family , relatives and close friends .Reposing at her residence (eircode R32 D437) on Friday from 6pm till 9pm. Funeral service in Mount Jerome Crematorium Harolds Cross Dublin on Saturday at 2:30pm followed by cremation.Family Flowers Only Please.William MurphyKnockbawn, Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully in the wonderful care of The Community Nursing Unit, Abbeyleix, surrounded by his loving family. Devoted husband to Breda, loving father to Henrietta and Liz. William will be sadly missed by his wife and daughters, son-in-law Sean, extended family and friends.Reposing at the Hospital Mortuary, Abbeyleix from 4pm on Thursday evening; Rosary at 7pm followed by removal to St. Lazerian’s Church, Knock, arriving approx. 8pm. Requiem mass on Friday morning at 10am followed by removal to Newlands Cross Crematorium, Dublin, for Private Cremation.By Request No Flowers or Mass Cards.Donations if desired to Cancer Research, (donation box in the Church).House strictly Private Please.May William Rest In Peace.Paddy HickeyQuigley Park, Rathdowney, LaoisHickey, Quigley Park, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, March 4th 2019. Peacefully at his home. Paddy, predeceased by his beloved grandson Darren, his brothers Tommy and Georgie and his parents George and Margaret. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Elizabeth and his sons David, Brendan and Adrian, daughters-in-law Rachel and Noelle, his beloved grandchildren Darren, Josh, Vanessa, Keri-Ann, Jack and Grainne, his brothers and sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.Reposing at his home this Tuesday evening from 4pm with rosary at 9pm and on Wedenesday with rosary at 9pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11am in The Church Of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery.No Flowers by request, donations to Laois HospiceHouse private on Thursday Morning.John PurcellTunduff, Abbeyleix, LaoisPredeceased by his wife Kathleen (nee Breen). Deeply regretted by his loving sons John and Tom, daughter Kathi, brothers, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing in the Adoration Chapel adjoining the Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday 5th March. Removal on Wednesday to the Church Of The Most Holy Rosary for 11.30am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.Marie Young (née Delaney)Firhouse, Dublin / Terenure, Dublin / Durrow, LaoisYoung, Marie (née Delaney) (Firhouse, Dublin 24 and formerly of Terenure, Dublin 6 and Durrow, Co. Laois) 2nd March 2019, peacefully surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of Orwell Healthcare, Rathgar; beloved wife of the late Edward (Ted) and much loved mother of Martina, Brendan, Emer and Éamonn; Marie will be sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, daughters-in-law Gillian and Jennie, sons-in-law Conor and Geoff, her adored grandchildren Jonathan and his fiancée Noelle, Michael, Amy , Alex, Luke, Olivia, Eva, Harry, Iris and Eldan, brother Shem, sisters Breda, Sheila and Irene, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.Marie will be reposing on Tuesday evening from 5pm-7pm at the Larry Massey Funeral Home, 100 Terenure Road North.(Parking available in Public Car Park on Terenure Road North, just passed the Funeral Home) Removal on Wednesday morning to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Firhouse arriving for 10am Mass. Funeral afterwards to Durrow Cemetery, Co. Laois arriving at 1.30pm approx. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Harolds Cross.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Thursday, March 7, 2019 Community Pinterest Talking Sport Podcast: County finals galore, international call ups and Mike Henchy interview Twitter Rugby Podcasts Previous articleElection Diary: Fine Gael stalwart resigns, Community Weekend and ‘silver-spoon’ politiciansNext articleThe Laois All-Ireland winner who is leading the charges of Limerick’s underage hurling scene Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. 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IFIC congratulates Brandes on investor education leadership

Related news Different strokes David Ragan on strategies for international equities Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords AwardsCompanies Brandes Investment Partners & Co., Investment Funds Institute of Canada IE Staff George Lewis on fixed income strategies for 2013 The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) congratulates Brandes Investment Partners, winner of the 2012 IFIC Investor Education Award. In presenting the award to Brandes at the Canadian Investment Awards dinner on November 28, IFIC president and CEO Joanne De Laurentiis commented that: “One of the most significant roles our industry performs is providing financial literacy. A more financially literate consumer will have more meaningful conversations with advisors about how to meet financial needs.” Hard slogging The Brandes Scholarship Program (http://www.brandesscholarship.ca/) was designed to educate young people about the world of investing and to introduce the personality traits that are outlined in the Know-Your-Client form. The Brandes Scholarship Program gives students the opportunity to win one of ten $1,000 scholarships and includes a multiple-choice money personality quiz with an essay-based question. The other two finalists for this award were Mackenzie Financial Corporation for Retirement U, and Sun Life Financial for Brighter Life. The winner and finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges, including Gary Rabbior (president, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education), Rudy Luukko (editor, Morningstar Canada), Gail Bebee (personal finance author), Ellen Roseman (business journalist, Toronto Star), Helene Vukovic (associate dean, Faculty of Business, Arts and Design, George Brown College) and Kia Rassekh (IFIC’s manager and senior policy advisor for Quebec). Winners of 2012 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more

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Sangster Situation

first_imgRelatedSangster Situation Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail At approximately 10:20 pm, Sunday, April 19, a lone gunman forced his way through security check points at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James and boarded CANJET flight number 918 destined for Halifax, Canada (a chartered flight), with a scheduled stop in Santa Clara, Cuba.The gunman held hostage members of the crew (eight in total) and 159 passengers who were on board at the time for a short while before releasing all passengers and two members of the crew. No member of the aircraft’s crew or any passengers have been hurt.The passengers have all been debriefed by the Jamaican police and have been placed in local hotels. Following their debriefing, the passengers were addressed by the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Honourable Bruce Golding, who assured them that everything possible was being done to enable them to return home as early as possible.The Jamaican police assisted by airport security are working to resolve the situation which has been contained up to this time. The aircraft has been isolated and the Sangster International Airport will continue with normal operations.CONTACT Director of CommunicationsJamaica Constabulary Force(876)322-7666 RelatedSangster Situationcenter_img Sangster Situation EducationApril 20, 2009 RelatedSangster Situationlast_img read more

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Information Fair Staged at Vere Tech for Young Persons

first_imgRelatedInformation Fair Staged at Vere Tech for Young Persons FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A youth information fair was held on October 16, at the Vere Technical High School, in Hayes, Clarendon, by the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD), the National Youth Service (NYS) and the Social Development Commission (SDC), Clarendon Office.The NCYD Empowerment Officer for Clarendon, Ms. Jacinth Wiltshire, told JIS News that the reason for staging the fair was that accessing information was an important aspect of empowerment.“This information fair is a collaborative effort, as the organisations all work with community persons to empower them, so that they can actualise their full potential. We believe that accessing information is an important aspect of empowerment,” she explained.She pointed out that the target group was young people from the Hayes community, as 75 per cent of the residents were within the 18-60 age group, which comprised the working population, and that approximately 80 per cent of this group was unemployed.“Many young persons leave high school and continue to be dependent on their family. They are sometimes faced with financial constraints and become frustrated and turn to crime, violence, drugs and promiscuous activities,” she said.Miss Wiltshire pointed out that the information fair was to provide young people with an opportunity to know that there are options and that there are organisations with opportunities to be explored.She implored the young persons attending the fair to “make use of the opportunities” and “ask questions,” so that they could be informed of the options that are available.Meanwhile, Councillor for the Hayes Division, Mr. Scean Barnswell, said that the young people of the Hayes community needed the information fair, in order to access information from various agencies.“This information fair is something which is long overdue, based on what is happening in the Hayes area. It is a high concentration of young people and what I found out is that the young people were lacking in information, as it relates to different agencies that are available to assist them to get involved, whether on a personal basis or to further themselves in terms of personal development,” he said.An NYS participant, Ms. Jana Findlay, said the fair augured well for the young people of the Hayes community, as it served to inform and educate them about options that are available to young persons.“It educates and highlights what is taking place in our society and for the Hayes community, it’s a good programme to share with the young people of the community, to encourage them that you do not have to turn to crime, but we can do things to edify ourselves, to be better young people of tomorrow’s society,” she said.Some of the agencies at the fair were: HEART Trust/NTA, Clarendon Co-operative Credit Union, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Jamaica Foundation For Lifelong Learning (JFLL), Colgate Palmolive Company Limited, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) and the Jamaica 4-H Clubs. RelatedInformation Fair Staged at Vere Tech for Young Persons Information Fair Staged at Vere Tech for Young Persons EducationOctober 18, 2009center_img RelatedInformation Fair Staged at Vere Tech for Young Persons Advertisementslast_img read more

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U.S. President Biden’s Remarks at Signing of COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

first_imgU.S. President Biden’s Remarks at Signing of COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act The White HouseEast Room2:33 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Please, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.Susan, progress is possible. We’re moving.Good afternoon, everyone. As I said from the beginning of my campaign, Madam Speaker, that the campaign for President –throughout, you would call me and tell me, “Keep it up” — was about bringing people together, about uniting the country. We need to u- — reunite — we need to unite as one people, one nation, one America. And that was the thing I was most often criticized about — saying, “How can you unite the country?” We must unite the county.I said it in my kickoff speech in Philadelphia. I said it when I spoke at Gettysburg. And I emphasized it in my Inaugural Address. A lot of people — press, to elected officials — were somewhat skeptical that could be done. It’s just beginning, but I am confident we can do this and so much more. And I believe, with every fiber of my being, that there are simple core values and beliefs that should bring us together as America — as Americans.One of them is standing together against hate, against racism — the ugly poison that has long haunted and plagued our nation.Today, I can say that because of all of you — many of you sitting right in front of me — you’ve taken that first step. This important step.I’d like to thank the Congress and the members who are here today, Democrats and Republicans, who came together to get the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act on my desk. Well, on a desk I’m about to sign on. (Laughter.)But I want to thank the Majority Leader Schumer and I want to thank Speaker Pelosi for your leadership.I also want to thank our — the Leader from the state of Kentucky for letting it go forward. It’s important. It’s important.Most of all, Mazie — I shouldn’t have — Senator. I called you “Mazie.” I apologize, Mazie.SENATOR HIRONO: It’s okay. (Laughter.)THE PRESIDENT: I called Chuck, “Chuck,” anyway. (Laughter.)Senator Hirono, Senator Tammy Duckworth who helped deliver this 94-1 vote. When you get involved, Tammy, you don’t screw around. You just — (laughter) — 94-1.State Representative Grace Meng and Judy Chu, who helped deliver a six hundred and — excuse me — 364-62 vote in the House of Representatives. That’s incredible.I also want to also thank, as I said, Republican members in Congress for their leadership, including Senator Moran and Senator Collins.And I also want to thank the — as I said — and to all — to all of the folks, all of the people here today who are involved in — those of you, whether you’re in the Congress or not, supporting this effort, I say: Thank you, thank you, thank you. We got a lot more to do. But we simply haven’t seen this kind of bipartisanship for much too long in Washington. You’re showing our — that our democracy can work and deliver for the American people.Just days after the mass shooting in Atlanta area, theVice President Harris and I — we went down to Atlanta to meet with Asian Americans and the community across Georgia. It was a raw and emotional visit we had.We heard about their pain, their fear, anger, and all that existed in the community. And the feelings were — about those feelings that they felt invisible, not seen.We heard how too many Asian Americans have been waking up each morning this past year genuinely — genuinely — fearing for their safety just opening the door and walking down the street, and safety for their loved ones. The moms and dads who, when they let their kids out the door to go to school, were worried.Attacked, blamed, scapegoated, harassed during this pandemic. Living in fear for their lives, as I said, just walking down street.Grandparents afraid to leave their homes even to get vaccinated, for fear of being attacked.Small business owners targeted and gunned down.Students worried about two things: COVID-19 and being bullied.Documented incidents of hate against Asian Americans have seen a shocking spike — as the Vice President has outlined at the front of her comments. Let alone — let alone the ones that have never been reported.Gut-wrenching attacks on some of the most vulnerable people in our nation — the elderly, low-wage workers, women — brutally attacked simply by walking outside or waiting for a bus. Asian American women suffer twice as many incidents of harassment and violence as Asian American men.And the conversation we had in Atlanta is one we’re hearing all across the country, that all of this hate hides in plain sight — it hides in plain sight — and too often, it is met with silence: silence by the media, silence by our politics, and silence by our history.For centuries, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders — diverse and vibrant communities — have helped build this nation only to be often stepped over, forgotten, or ignored. You know, lived here for generations, but still considered, by some, the “other” — the “other.” It’s wrong. It’s simply — to use the phrase — it’s simply un-American.My message to all of those of you who are hurting is: We see you. And the Congress has said: We see you. And we are committed to stop the hatred and the bias.My first week in office, I signed a presidential memorandum directing federal agencies — all of them — to combat the resurgence of xenophobia. Not just one, every agency.Attorney General Garland, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, Associate Attorney General Gupta are all here today. The Department of Justice is strengthening its partnership with the community to prevent these crimes, in addition to its other work to take on violent extremism and domestic terrorism.And with the new law — this new law, the Department of Justice and our entire administration is going to step up. Right now, this is a critical problem of hate crimes being underreported.It stems from two challenges. First, there’s lack of resources and training for state and local law enforcement to accurately identify and report hate crimes to the FBI.Secondly, for more people in communities of color, there are language and cultural barriers in how to communicate what’s happening to them. This law is going to make a difference.For example, the Department of Justice will issue clearer guidance for state, city, and Tribal, and law enforcement agencies on how to establish online reporting of hate crimes.It will work with the Department of Health and Human Services to raise public awareness of COVID-19 hate crimes that occurred during the pandemic. There will also be a devoted official at the Department of Justice whose sole job is to expedite the review of hate crimes reports.And thanks to two families here today, the law will help state and local governments ensure hate crime information is more accessible to the public.The family of Heather Heyer — a civil rights activist whose life was taken standing up to Nazis marching from the shadows of vengeance in Charlottesville.And the family of Khalid Jabara — a proud son of a family who immigrated from Lebanon in search of new beginnings — who was gunned down in front door of their home here in America — in the United States of America by a neighbor fueled by hate.Khalid and Heather were murdered on the same day one year apart. And instead of sharing the dreams they had for their children, both families share profound grief. And they’ve shown incredible courage to turn their pain into purpose.I hope you’ll not be offended, but I’d ask both families to please stand. (Applause.)Folks, I want to thank you. I want to thank you for being here, because I know it’s hard. No matter how celebratory it is, it’s — a law is being changed — when you have to show up at something memorializing your family, it’s like you got the news 10 seconds ago. It’s the hardest thing to do. I know from experience, it takes enormous courage.But I hope — I hope that every day that’s passed, a memory of your son and daughter brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eye. Because I promise you: A lot of people understand, have gone through similar things. It’s hard.So I really mean it when I say thank you. Thank you for being here. It takes a lot of courage. Thank you. (Applause.)Because of you, the amendment named in honor of Khalid and Heather is now law to make sure that hate crimes are more accurately counted and reported, and, hopefully, leading to a continued focus on ending these crimes.It will provide resources to create specialized hate crimes units that will also help states create hotlines for hate crimes at state and local levels that will be accessible for people with limited English proficiency. And it provides resources for training for state and local law enforcement to identify, investigate, and report these heinous crimes.But of all the good that the law can do, we have to change our hearts. We have to change the hearts of the American people. Hate can — I mean this from bottom my heart — hate can be given no safe harbor in America. I mean it: no safe harbor.It can’t be dismissed like, “Well, that’s just what happens.” My sister, Valerie, and I talk about it all the time. You’ve got to speak up. Speak up and speak out. It’s on all of us — all of us together — to make it stop.My message is — to all of those who think this doesn’t matter to them or this is not a problem: Look around. Look in the mirror. Look in the eyes of your children. Every one of us are lessened — every one of us are lessened, and we’re all hurt by this hate. It has a way of seeping, sort of, through cracks in the communities and children who, in fact, wouldn’t have crossed their mind.Words have consequences, as the senator knows — he preaches it, he understands it. Consequences. But silence is complicity. Silence is complicity. And we cannot be complicit.We have to speak out. We have to act. That’s what you’ve done. And I can’t thank you enough.I’m proud today. I’m proud today of the United States. I’m proud today of our political system, the United States Congress. I’m proud today that Democrats and Republicans have stood up together to say something.Let me close with this: Grief, as we all know, is universal, but so is hope, so is love. It sounds corny, but it really is. It really is. And hope and love can be contagious.We’re the United States of America. We’re a good and decent people.We’re unique among all nations in that we are uniquely a product of a document — not an ethnicity, not a religion, not a geography; of a document. And think about this — I’m being literal — uniquely a product of a document that says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident… that all men and women are created equal, endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”Every time we’re silent, every time we let hate flourish, you make a lie of who we are as a nation. I mean it literally. We cannot let the very foundation of this country continue to be eaten away like it has been in other moments in our history and happening again.I looked at this law that you all passed as maybe the first break — the first significant break on a moment in our history that has to be turned around — not Democratic or — it has to be turned around.As a consequence, we should do what is required by the obligations of this democracy, by our faith in God and our faith in each other to do justice, to love mercy, to walk humbly.And as fellow human beings and fellow Americans, remember: We’re unique in all of history as a nation. This is the United States of America, for God’s sake.May God bless you all, particularly those who pushed this through and continue to push it.And now I’m going to sign this bill. It is a great honor.(A cell phone rings.)I don’t know who’s calling, but tell them we’re busy. (Laughter.) I was going to say, “Unless it’s my sister,” but she’s here. (Laughter.)So I’d like to invite to the stage Senator Hirono, Senator Duckworth, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congressman Don Beyer, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Senator Moran, but I don’t think he could be here today. Actually, he should have you — I should put the table down the middle of all of you and sign it down there.But thank you, thank you, thank you. All right.(The act is signed.)Thank you. Congratulations to all. (Applause2:51 P.M. EDT /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, Asia, Democrats’, Department of Health, Department of Justice, FBI, Georgia, Government, Hawaii, Human Services, Kentucky, lebanon, Monaco, Republicans, United States, Washington, White Houselast_img read more

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BGHS Advanced Jazz Band takes first place at Skyview Jazz Festival

first_imgName*Email*Website guestLabel BGHS Advanced Jazz Band takes first place at Skyview Jazz FestivalPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, December 16, 2019in: Community News, Youthshare 0 Prairie High School’s Jazz Band 1 placed third in the Advanced Division The Battle Ground High School Advanced Jazz Band was awarded first place at the Skyview Jazz Festival on Dec. 7. The annual festival features high school and middle school big bands and combos. Students in the Battle Ground High School Advanced Jazz Band are shown here with Director Greg McKelvey. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public SchoolsStudents in the Battle Ground High School Advanced Jazz Band are shown here with Director Greg McKelvey. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public SchoolsAll ensembles receive constructive feedback from adjudicators. This year’s theme was “A Storm of Cool Jazz” and featured guest artists from the River City Riot Brass Band.In addition to BGHS’ Advanced Jazz Band taking home top honors, Prairie High School’s Jazz Band 1 placed third in the Advanced Division, and Chief Umtuch Middle School’s Advanced Jazz Band placed second in the Middle School Division.Top soloist awards were presented to Battle Ground High School’s Ashton Hemming (saxophone) and Mallory Meyer (trombone); Prairie High School’s Isaac Moroshan (trumpet); and Chief Umtuch Middle School’s Sora Tolley (alto saxophone), Jake Grevstad (trombone), and Jayden Corey (drums).BGPS students named to North County Honor BandForty students from Battle Ground Public Schools have been named to the North County Honor Band in recognition of their exceptional musical abilities. On Sat., Feb. 1, the students will perform in the Honor Band’s seventh annual concert at Hockinson High School at 6 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.A selection committee comprising local band directors reviewed applications and selected students for the honor band based on their musical accomplishments with input from band directors. Students selected for the opportunity receive a quality music education experience that challenges them as musicians while working with esteemed guest conductors and performing alongside peers from neighboring school districts.Here are the Battle Ground School District students who were selected to this year’s Honor Band:Amboy Middle School eighth graders Zoe Richins (clarinet) and Caitlin Stonecypher (trumpet).Chief Umtuch Middle School eighth graders Brendan Doughty (flute), Julianne Hart (flute), Abigail Johnson (flute), David Josephson (trumpet), Makayla Lynch (alto saxophone), Sora Tolley (alto saxophone), Clair Moss (baritone saxophone), and Hannah McIntyre (bass).Daybreak Middle School eighth graders Connor O’Donnell-Field (trumpet) and Lindsay Velasco (tenor saxophone).Laurin Middle School eighth graders Callan Bixler (clarinet) and Natalie Coughran (flute).Pleasant Valley Middle School eighth graders Lille Amies (percussion), Brodie Collins (percussion – mallets), Amarra Hopson (flute), Alijah Machida (tenor saxophone), Colton McCall (percussion), Haleigh Rich (clarinet), and Henry Thoma (clarinet).Tukes Valley Middle School eighth graders Peyton Dietel  (trombone), Matthew Long (tuba), Grady McHenry (French horn), and Aidan Oldham (trumpet).Battle Ground High School freshmen Christian Blodgett (trumpet) and Logan Ogle (French horn); sophomore Ian Arellano (tenor saxophone); and juniors Ryan Duffy (clarinet), Evy Wacker (flute), Kaelyn White (alto saxophone), and Jacob Williams (trombone).Prairie High School freshman Rachel Wyman (flute); sophomores Matthew Lakey (tuba) and Shelby McCombs (trombone); juniors Jordan McCready (bassoon), Anthony Pittman (bass) and Kyle Wilson (flute); and seniors Mahlia Bump (clarinet) and Heidi Russon (flute).Information provided by Battle Ground Public Schools.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Battle GroundClark Countyshare 0 Previous : Ridgefield students first to cross new Wildlife Refuge Bridge for tree planting project Next : Christmas at Fort Vancouver holiday event attracts area residents and visitorsAdvertisementThis is placeholder text I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. 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Mountain pine beetle activity may impact snow accumulation and melt, says CU-Boulder study

first_imgThe mountain pine beetle infestation decimating the high country in Colorado and the West may trigger earlier snowmelt and increased water yields, says a new CU-Boulder study. Tevis Blom, shown here taking a hemispheric photo of a tree canopy, was one of four undergraduates who participated in the study. (Photo courtesy Evan Pugh, University of Colorado) Published: June 8, 2011 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates the infestation of trees by mountain pine beetles in the high country across the West could potentially trigger earlier snowmelt and increase water yields from snowpack that accumulates beneath affected trees.Led by CU-Boulder geological sciences department doctoral student Evan Pugh, the study was undertaken near Grand Lake, Colo., adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, an area that has been devastated by mountain pine beetle attacks in recent years. Mountain pine beetles have killed more than 4 million acres of lodgepole pine trees in Colorado and southern Wyoming since 1996, the most severe outbreak on record.Pugh and his team monitored eight pairs of tree stands, each pair consisting of one live stand and one dead stand roughly an acre each in size and located adjacent to each other, sharing the same topography, elevation and slope. The team monitored the two distinct phases of pine beetle tree death during the three-year study — the “red phase” in which dead trees still retained red needles, and the “gray phase” in which all of the tree needles and some small branches had been shed, said Pugh.The study showed that there was roughly 15 percent more snow accumulation under the gray phase stands than under living stands or red phase stands, likely due in large part to a lack of “snow interception” by needled tree branches that can cause snowflakes to “sublimate” into gas and return to the atmosphere, he said. Gray phase trees also allow more solar radiation through their canopies than live trees and red phase trees, increasing the potential for earlier melt, said Pugh, lead study author.Snowmelt rates were highest under red phase trees, with snow disappearing up to a week earlier than snow in adjacent, healthy stands even though both received the same amount of snowfall at their bases. Pugh showed the earlier snowmelt in red phase tree stands is due in large part to the amount of litter — needles and branches — that drops or is blown from the trees onto on the snow surface, decreasing its solar reflecting power, or albedo, and causing it to absorb more of the sun’s radiation and heat up slightly.”This is the first study to look at the potential effects that different stages of mountain pine beetle tree death may have on snowmelt,” Pugh said. “What we are seeing is earlier snowmelt and more snow accumulation in dead forests.”A paper on the subject was published online today in the peer-reviewed journal, Ecohydrology. The paper was co-authored by CU-Boulder geological sciences Professor Eric Small and funded in part by a CU-Boulder Innovative Seed Grant. Four undergraduates — Leslie Baehr, Tevis Blom, Bryant Kealey and Jon Hammond — received internship credit for helping to conduct the research.The study took place at the headwaters of the Colorado River in north-central Colorado. Six of the eight healthy tree stands in the study were made up primarily of lodgepole pines, while two were made up of mixed conifer trees. “One of the hardest parts of this study was to find stands of healthy trees in this area,” said Pugh.The red phase that occurs following tree death usually lasts about 18 months, and the onset of the gray phase occurs about three or four years after tree death, said Pugh.”One of the big surprises to me was that changes in snowpack depth and snowmelt timing as a result of the pine beetle outbreak were not larger,” said Small. But the continuing effects could become more significant in the coming decades, he said.The CU-Boulder team used a wide variety of instruments during the study. In addition to avalanche poles used to periodically measure the snow depth at the 16 study stands, the team also inserted tiny thermometers at various snow depths to help them predict when the snow would likely melt. They also dug snow pits in each of the tree stands and weighed known volumes of snow to calculate density and water content.Pugh’s team also used devices known as pyranometers to measure the snow surface albedo and the transmission of sunlight through forest canopies. Fisheye camera images taken from the snow surface helped the researchers to calculate the size and structure of the various tree stand canopies, he said.”The students really got something out of working on this project,” said Small. “Not only did they get internship credit, they had a chance to conduct meaningful research.”A massive fire in the study area in the late 1800s resulted in most of the succeeding lodgepole pines to be about the same size and age, making them easier targets for pine beetles. While mountain pine beetle infestations are natural events, climate change probably has played a role in the most recent outbreak. Drought conditions in the West in recent years have caused living pines to absorb less water, decreasing their ability to produce enough sap to “pitch out” beetles that are attacking them, Pugh said.Water managers in Salt Lake City have reported extra water in river basins that hydrologic models had not predicted, Pugh said, an indication beetle-killed trees are having an impact on meltwater.With the exception of two studies in British Columbia looking at the effects of beetle- killed lodgepole pine trees on snow accumulation and melt on flat terrain at a single site, research regarding the hydrologic impacts of mountain pine beetles has largely been speculative, said Pugh.”Our study is the first to analyze the multiple stages of tree death from mountain pine beetles and their different impacts on snow accumulation and snowmelt,” said Pugh. “There is no on/off switch here — only gradual changes.”The effects of the beetle-killed tree stands in terms of snow accumulation are not going to affect ski resort seasons by any means,” he said. “What we can say is there likely will be additional water resources for water managers. Additional snowpack coupled with dead trees that are no longer sucking up water will likely lead to more runoff.”For more information visit geode.colorado.edu/~small/foresthydro.html Categories:AcademicsScience & TechnologyEnvironmentCampus CommunityNews Headlineslast_img read more

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Navia Life Care launches artificial intelligence-powered system Navia QM

first_img Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Navia Life Care launches artificial intelligence-powered system Navia QM artificial intelligenceKunal Kishore DhawanNavia Life CareNavia QM Healthcare IT News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article The system allows automated queue management and appointment bookingNavia Life Care, an innovative health technology startup has launched its latest artificial intelligence-powered system, Navia QM. The system allows automated queue management and appointment booking, which manages patient walk-ins, scheduled appointments, reduces chaos in the clinic and hospitals by reducing human error and registering patients automatically. There is an enormous surge in efficiency as it delays bookings if the doctor is in an emergency case. It also disables bookings automatically in case the doctor is on scheduled leave.Kunal Kishore Dhawan, Co-founder and CEO, Navia Life Care stated, “Navia Life Care has made an excellent effort into changing the equation between patients, doctors, and hospitals. We have now launched Navia QM with a similar intention which will revolutionise the tiresome process of organising patient walk-ins and scheduling appointments.”The system will automatically allot token numbers and inform patients of their estimated waiting time which makes the process hassle-free as well as reduces stress. Doctors could also check in to notify their change in schedules, and the message of the same would immediately be forwarded to the concerned patients.Navia QM is an asset-light product and does not require the patients to download an app or render any space in their phones. Hospitals without proper systems need not have a disadvantage as the programme can be accessed and operated directly on mobile phones by the doctors, staff or the management. Additionally, the system comes with a tablet- or a mobile-based POS or kiosk that be used for the purview of “self-check-ins” by patients within the hospital.An artificial intelligence-powered system, Navia QM is more like a helping hand and a self-learning, adjusting system that collates data on a real-time basis. It observes the behaviour pattern of the doctor and optimises the waiting time, other specifications and informs the same to the patient via SMS in real time.Navia QM is part of a larger Navia SMART platform, which gives providers a statistical analysis of factors which impact the relationship between the involved parties like patient retention, ROI on Tech Expense and staff time spent. It also gives customer insights such as the total number of patients, average waiting time and revenues made.Navia QM is currently working in over 100 clinics and hospitals, with a target to reach 2500 in the next six months. Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on February 22, 2019 Add Commentlast_img read more

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