Fundraising site for Nunavut greenhouse draws dollars encouragement and advice

first_imgQIKIQTARJUAQ, Nunavut – A teacher in Nunavut who turned to crowdfunding for a modest greenhouse to grow vegetables with his students is revising his plans after Canadians responded with a bumper crop of donations.Adam Malcolm originally asked for $4,500 on GoFundMe for a greenhouse about the size of a garden shed to grow fresh produce in Qikiqtarjuaq, but following news reports about his project last month, more than four times that amount has been pledged.A welding equipment company, Weldcor, has even paid for two larger greenhouses, which Malcolm said have made it as far as Iqaluit and are awaiting a flight to the Inuksuit School in the remote Baffin Island community.“A lot of planes come but the weather is not good, so they get turned around and never do land, and more things get backed up in cargo in Iqaluit,” Malcolm explained in an interview with The Canadian Press about the realities of transport in the North.“I’ve talked to people who’ve ordered things, and had like a skid of this or that be held up in Iqaluit for up to three months. I really hope that’s not the case here.”Malcolm said Loblaw has donated seed kits. There have also been many letters with advice and encouragement, which Malcolm has posted at the doorway to his classroom.One letter that arrived Friday came from a retired teacher in Ontario, who Malcom said had suffered a stroke.“You could see that it really took a lot of effort for her to write this letter but it was such a sweet letter to receive. She didn’t know the process for helping out but she wanted to know how she might be able to help out financially,” Malcom said, adding he’d be showing the letter to his students Tuesday.“We’ll put some words down to send back to her.”Malcolm started crowdfunding for a greenhouse because of the high cost of healthy eating in the North. He said four tomatoes cost $14. A bag with six apples and three oranges is $20.His original plan called for a small heater for the greenhouse, because even though there’s plenty of daylight now, the nights can still get cold. With the extra money, he’s hoping to get a heating system that would work year-round.The students will also need more dirt for the additional greenhouse. Malcom said he looked into shipping a pallet of soil, but changed his mind when he found out it would cost just under $11,000 to fly it in. They’ve opted to mix compost from a worm digester with local, sandy peat.More soil, along with the heating equipment, will arrive later this summer when the ice is free and a cargo barge will arrive in the community.“Maybe other people out there in different communities in the North who are thinking about doing something similar can learn from our mistakes and what we’re doing right,” Malcolm said.—By Rob Drinkwater in Edmontonlast_img read more

N.S. entrepreneur loses court claim against Starbucks: ‘Poor jilted suitors’

PICTOU, N.S. — A Nova Scotia businessman who failed to lure Starbucks to a frappuccino-deprived corner of the East Coast province has lost a bid to recoup costs from the coffee giant.Gregory Burrows had approached Starbucks in August 2017, hoping to expand his food-service holdings in the Pictou County area.The global coffee giant was receptive, and as negotiations appeared to near fruition, Burrows began making corporate changes and preparing design work in anticipation.He proudly told local media, with a March 2018 story in the Pictou Advocate announcing: “Starbucks making Pictou County debut this fall.”But just two months later, a Starbucks executive told Burrows that it was not to be, and the chain would not be proceeding. Burrows and his company, Robella Holdings, took the company to small claims court, alleging bad-faith dealings between them and Starbucks.They sought $25,000 for loss and damage they say they incurred in their effort to get a contract for a location, including design work.They alleged Starbucks had instead become interested in working with the Crombie REIT, a company associated with the Sobeys grocery empire that has 12 Starbucks among its property holdings.It had long been interested in opening a location in Pictou County, the Sobeys’ home base.In his decision, adjudicator Raffi Balmanoukian said the claimants consider themselves “poor jilted suitors,” led on and let down.Balmanoukian put matters in poetic terms in a ruling released Tuesday.“Starbucks takes the Dowsonian view that it has been faithful to Cynara in its fashion. Starbucks was not betrothed; it hadn’t even agreed to go steady,” Balmanoukian says.He says while talks may have been encouraging, the claimants went ahead with work that was not required for the application, and they were aware that Starbucks head office had final say.“It is unfortunate that the enthusiasm of the claimants for the venture morphed ‘a strong indication’ and discussions such as ‘there should be no problem’ into ‘we’re part of the Starbucks family’,” he wrote in the decision. “The fact that the claimants went above and beyond with survey and architectural work may have been the result of the combination of pre-existing plans with irrational exuberance.”Balmanoukian said the claimants heard what they wanted to hear, and proceeded in that fashion.“Coffee is a stimulant. When one has the prospect of opening a Starbucks location, it may be especially so,” he wrote. He dismissed the claim.The Canadian Press read more

Iraqi Governing Council good first step Security Council members say

All 15 members took to the floor in an open session presided over by Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio, whose country holds the Council’s rotating Presidency for July, after hearing Secretary-General Kofi Annan call for a quick return of full Iraqi self-determination with a clear timetable for ending the military occupation. The Council also heard from Mr. Annan’s Special Representative for Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, who presented the report, and Adnan Pachachi, the head of a three-person delegation from the Governing Council, a body consisting of a cross-section of Iraqi society set up by the CPA. The first Council member to speak, Syrian Ambassador Mikhail Wehbe, said he attached enormous importance to the role the UN was expected to play. He stressed that the Governing Council should abide by the wishes of the Iraqi people, by, among other things, quickly establishing a national Iraqi government and ending the occupation. China’s Ambassador, Zhang Yishan, emphasized three points in the Secretary-General’s report: the Iraqi people hoped to see an early restoration of sovereignty; the security situation remained unstable and economic reconstruction was an arduous and long-term task; and, the UN could and should play an active role in the reconstruction. Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière of France also said there must be a central role for the UN in conducting a national dialogue and elaborating a constitution, as well as in the area of judicial and electoral reform. Only the UN had the impartiality and expertise to assure an effective restoration of the State and the world body could also help to ensure the demobilization and reintegration of former soldiers, he added. For his part, Chilean Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz agreed with the report’s call for Iraqi sovereignty to be restored as soon as possible on the basis of a clear timetable. He welcomed the establishment of the Governing Council, which he said should lead to the establishment of national sovereignty, and especially hailed the presence of women on it. Speaking for Angola, Ambassador Ismael Abraão Gaspar Martins said early restoration of sovereignty and the fact that democracy could not be imposed from outside were important messages in Mr. Annan’s report, which the international community must take into account. The UN was well suited to contribute exclusively to meeting the great challenges ahead and the establishment of the Governing Council was a big step forward, he added. The next important step would be to delegate effective power to the Iraqi Interim Administration. US Ambassador John Negroponte said that, as Mr. Annan had noted, the Governing Council provided a broadly representative Iraqi partner. For the first time in decades, there was a political body that represented the rich mosaic of Iraqi society, he added, and it deserved the full support of the international community, and especially of the Security Council. He also strongly urged Member States to contribute stability forces to enhance Iraqi security. Germany, for its part, saw the Governing Council a partner with whom the international community could engage and encouraged it to assume its responsibility and lay the groundwork for the convening of a constitutional conference, Ambassador Gunter Pleuger said. His delegation would support a new Security Council resolution expanding the UN’s responsibilities in Iraq so that countries that wished to do so could contribute to the reconstruction of the country under UN auspices, he added. Cameroon’s Ambassador, Martin Belinga-Eboutou, said the Security Council needed informal discussions on the best way the UN could contribute towards solving the security situation. Although, for the time being, the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) proposed in Mr. Annan’s report would not have a military or police component, it would be a good idea not to close the door to such a possibility. Ambassador Munir Akram of Pakistan said that while security was the responsibility of the CPA, UN assistance in training police and security forces could be promoted and enlarged under the provisions of resolution 1483 adopted in May. He also called the formation of the Governing Council a welcome first step in restoring sovereignty to the people of Iraq as soon as possible. Speaking for the Russian Federation, Deputy Permanent Representative Gennady M. Gatilov stressed that a clear timetable was needed leading to the establishment of full sovereignty and an end to the military occupation. The proposal for UNAMI was timely, and its scope was appropriate, he added, and it was necessary to take a decision on specific steps to enhance UN involvement in a post-war settlement. Boubacar Diallo of Guinea commended the excellent work done to bring together the various sectors of Iraqi society, since establishing a representative interim government was one of the top priorities. He urged all Iraqis to work together to prepare a broad political programme, in which they could all participate. The establishment of the Governing Council was encouraging, he added. For his part, Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock of the United Kingdom said Mr. Vieira de Mello’s work in Iraq proved how valuable the UN’s work was. He believed in an increasingly important UN role and wished to see that role extended along the lines Mr. Annan proposed. In line with resolution 1483, there was a need to ensure that the day the Iraqis governed themselves came quickly and the Governing Council was a first step in that direction, he added. Mexican Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser wished the Governing Council every success in its tasks. He hoped the timetable mentioned in the Secretary-General’s report would lead to the full restoration of Iraq’s sovereignty. The raison d’etre of the UN presence in Iraq was to help the Iraqi people recover their sovereignty, tackle humanitarian challenges, and fully exercise their human rights, he added. Speaking for Bulgaria, Ambassador Stefan Tafrov said the establishment of the Governing Council had been an important step for Iraqis as they sought to regain control of their future. The UN role must be a central one and he was pleased to note that the first steps had been successful despite the extremely difficult conditions. Closing the debate, Ms. Palacio, speaking in her national capacity, said it was difficult to exaggerate the importance of the Governing Council, which incorporated Iraqi men and women of great courage. It had a balanced representation and symbolized Iraq’s unity. Its establishment was a decisive step in normalizing the life of Iraqis and deserved full support of the international community. Today, the international community, represented by those sitting around the Security Council table, was giving recognition to the Governing Council. read more

Businessman William Black named chairman for national securities regulator

TORONTO – Nova Scotia businessman William Black has been named the chairman of the expert board of directors for the proposed national securities regulator.Black served as the president and CEO of Maritime Life from 1995 to 2004 and has served on a number of boards, including the Bank of Canada’s.He ran for the leadership of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives in 2006, but lost to Rodney MacDonald, who later became premier.Canada is the only country in the G20 that does not have a national securities regulator, and Ottawa’s plans to implement one have been mired in delays.If it proceeds, the national regulator will be structured as a co-operative body that will be run by all of the participating provinces and territories, which currently include Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and Yukon.The Co-operative Capital Markets Regulator would oversee stock markets by policing abuses and securities fraud. The agency would also administer a single set of regulations and would be funded through a single set of fees.Under the current system, regulation of the capital markets falls to each individual province or territory.Quebec has said it will go to court to challenge the constitutionality of creating a national regulator. The province has long argued that the Constitution sets out that the securities industry falls under provincial jurisdiction.Alberta has also opposed the notion of creating a federal regulator, although B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong says the election of an NDP government in the province may change the game.“We’ve barely begun conversations with the new government about this matter,” he said.“They are, of course, still fresh in office, so we’ll pursue the conversation. I’m hopeful. I have always made the case to my colleagues in Alberta that, done properly, this will have real benefits for Alberta.”The ministers involved in the initiative are hoping the agency will be fully operational in the fall of 2016.The Investment Industry Association of Canada said in a statement that it applauds the appointment of Black as the chairman of the regulator’s board of directors, calling him a “proven leader in the business community.”“Mr. Black has the requisite knowledge and experience in financial markets, has worked closely with the regulatory community and has a strong understanding of public policy,” the organization said.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 24, 2015 11:34 am MDT Last Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Businessman William Black named chairman for national securities regulator read more

Caterpillar adding more to its next generation surface mining drill offering

first_imgIn October 2018, Caterpillar is to launch another new surface drill in the form of the small rotary MD6200, a highly transportable offering (has the option for example to leave the mast on and load it on a truck for moving to another mine, jobsite or bench area), which is expected to be available in the market in Q1 2019. While a large part of its market will be quarry applications it will also have several special mining applications. This model will drill holes of <8 in diameter.At the other end of the scale, the company is also working on a new ultra class rotary machine to transition from the existing MD6640 and MD6540C for which it will commonise the diesel and electric platforms. Finally, following on from its announcement last year that it is now offering tricone rotary bits, later in 2018, Cat is expected to also announce availability of DTH hammers as part of its portfolio.These new developments come after the 2017 launches of the MD6250 and MD6310. The most recent of these, the MD6310 for 8-12.25 in diameter holes, built on the solid performance of the MD6420C. A key advantage of the machine, Cat electronics deliver advanced troubleshooting for efficient drill operation and scalable automation. The building blocks include drill assist, semi-autonomous and remote control operation, and machine health reporting to improve drilling accuracy, reduce fuel consumption and lower total cost of ownership.Ideal for 12 and 15 m bench heights, the new MD6310 is application-built for efficient single pass drilling down to 13.7 m (44.9 ft) or 17.5 m (57.4 ft), depending on mast configuration. Offering up to 30 degree angle holes for cast blasting, it is ideal for numerous mining applications. Reaching deeper hole depths than the MD6420C, the MD6310 better matches specific drill and blast requirements when working with electric rope shovels or other loading tools that require a tall and steep muck pile. Standard on the MD6310 is a drill depth indicator, auto level/retract and auto mast, all of which contribute to efficient cycle times.Cat Command for drilling leverages remote and autonomous drill operation and serves as the off-board technology foundation of the drill. Scalable solutions allow customers to select the precise level of drilling automation to match operating needs. The Drill Assist option executes all major functions for single pass drilling. Drill Assist automatically adapts and adjusts drill power to match the ground conditions, which streamlines the entire drill cycle and lengthens bit life.Cat Terrain for drilling guides the drill for up to four times greater pattern accuracy to ensure every hole is accurately placed and drilled to plan. The Terrain logging function ensures all production is timed, mapped and recorded, and the HP GPS navigation ensures accurate hole placement, proper hole depth calculated and adjusted based on altitude, and proper hole angle through orienting the drill heading and position.The MD6310 offers semi-autonomous drilling of single row missions and remote control operation for remote operation missions. One remote operator station allows an operator to manage drill operations and run up to three machines simultaneously. Standard Cat Product Link™ hardware provides machine health and drill data. VisionLink® provides users secure access to customisable reports and mapping, giving users equipment data critical for better fleet management.last_img read more

DRA bolsters Australia business with GS Engineering acquisition

first_imgDRA has entered into an agreement to acquire Queensland-based G&S Engineering, as it looks to expand its footprint and project execution capabilities in Australia.The conditional sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition has been signed with G&S’ owner Calibre Group.DRA said: “The acquisition provides DRA with a significantly expanded footprint in Australia, specifically on the east coast where G&S Engineering has an extensive presence. It will also significantly extend DRA’s procurement, project management, construction, commissioning, and operations and maintenance capabilities in Australia, opening up new long-term opportunities, and providing increased scale to DRA’s Australian operations.”G&S Engineering has extensive experience encompassing the entire project lifecycle from construction, through maintenance and optimisation to final decommissioning and deconstruction of a project. Its core services include:• Maintenance and asset management services – providing maintenance, shutdown, optimisation and sustaining capital solutions for new and existing surface and underground fixed and mobile plant; and• Construction – delivering both greenfield and brownfield capital projects for clients’ operational assets and infrastructure.It has offices in MacKay, Brisbane and Perth and employs approximately 1,000 people across its three main divisions.Greg McRostie, Managing Director of DRA for Asia Pacific, said the acquisition is very much in line with the company’s rapid growth strategy in the Asia Pacific region.“Australia is a key market for DRA and this acquisition gives us a well-established maintenance and optimisation platform as well as a greater presence in the region, while broadening the scope of services we can offer our clients. The management team at G&S has a strong track record and relationships with a number of Australian resources companies, and we look forward to working with them and the broader G&S team as we grow our business.”G&S has previously worked with Roy Hill on its iron ore mine in the Pilbara, and BHP Mitsubishi Alliance’s Caval Ridge coal mine and Hay Point coal terminal (the latter pictured above), both in Queensland.The sale and purchase is conditional on a number of conditions and, subject to satisfaction of those conditions, is expected to complete in late July 2018.last_img read more

Street market explosion kills 31 people in China

first_img Source: China Xinhua News/Twitter THIRTY-ONE PEOPLE have been killed and more than 90 injured in an attack today on a busy street market in the capital of China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang.The local government said it was the bloodiest in a series of violent incidents blamed on radical separatist Muslims.The Xinjiang regional government said in a statement that the early morning attack in the city of Urumqi was “a serious violent terrorist incident of a particularly vile nature.”The assailants crashed through metal barriers in a pair of SUVs at 7:50 a.m. and plowed through crowds of shoppers while setting off explosives, the statement said. UPDATE: Photo from Weibo user who claims to be at scene of explosion in China’s Urumuqi, capital of #Xinjiang pic.twitter.com/eOjdUfXjuq— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) May 22, 2014center_img BlastThe vehicles then crashed head-on and one of them exploded, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. It quoted an eyewitness as saying there were up to a dozen blasts in all.It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, but recent violence in the region has been blamed on extremists from Xinjiang’s native Turkic Uighur Muslim ethnic group seeking to overthrow Chinese rule in the region.The death toll was the highest for a violent incident in Xinjiang since days-long riots in Urumqi in 2009 between Uighurs (pronounced WEE’-gurs) and China’s majority Han left almost 200 people dead. Today’s attack also was the bloodiest single act of violence in Xinjiang in recent history.“I heard four or five explosions. I was very scared. I saw three or four people lying on the ground,” Fang Shaoying, the owner of a small supermarket located near the scene of the attack, told The Associated Press by phone. Police officers stand guard near a blast site which has been cordoned off, in downtown Urumqi. Source: APPolicePhotos from the scene posted to popular Chinese social media site Weibo showed at least three people lying in a street with a large fire in the distance giving off huge plumes of smoke. Others were sitting in the roadway in shock, with vegetables, boxes and stools strewn around them. Police in helmets and body armor were seen manning road blocks as police cars, ambulances and fire trucks arrived on the scene.Urumqi was the scene of a bomb attack at a train station late last month that killed three people, including two attackers, and injured 79. Security in the city has been significantly tightened since that attack, which took place as Chinese President Xi Jinping was visiting the region.In response to today’s attack, Xi pledged to “severely punish terrorists and spare no efforts in maintaining stability,” Xinhua reported.Prior to last month’s train station attack, the city had been relatively quiet since the 2009 ethnic riots amid a smothering police presence.The station attack and other violence have been blamed on Uighur extremists, but information about events in the area, which is about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) west of Beijing, is tightly controlled.TensionsTensions between Chinese and ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang have been simmering for years, but recent attacks — while still relatively crude — show an audaciousness and deliberateness that wasn’t present before. They are also increasingly going after civilians, rather than the police and government targets of past years.In an unprecedented incident last year, three Uighurs rammed a vehicle into crowds in a suicide attack near the Forbidden City gate in the heart of Beijing, killing themselves and two tourists.And in March, 29 people were slashed and stabbed to death at a train station in the southern city of Yunnan blamed on Uighur extremists bent on waging jihad.Uighur activists say the violence is being fueled by restrictive and discriminatory policies and practices directed at Uighurs and a sense that the benefits of economic growth have largely accrued to Chinese migrants while excluding Uighurs. The knowledge that Muslims elsewhere are rising up against their governments also seems to be contributing to the increased militancy.Today’s attack came two days after courts in Xinjiang sentenced 39 people to prison after being convicted of crimes including organizing and leading terrorist groups, inciting ethnic hatred, ethnic discrimination and the illegal manufacturing of guns.Among those convicted Tuesday was 25-year-old Maimaitiniyazi Aini, who received five years in prison for inciting ethnic hatred and ethnic discrimination for comments he made in six chat groups involving 1,310 people, the Supreme Court said.In another case, a Uighur man was jailed for 15 years after he preached jihad, or holy war, to his son and another young man, according to the court.Read: Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia’s already said no>Read: Kidnapped woman found 10 years after she disappeared – thanks to Facebook>last_img read more

Government deficit drops to 56 of GDP

first_img Source: CSOMeanwhile, Gross Government Debt stood at €215 billion, or 122.2% of GDP, at the end of Q1 2014. The same figure at the end of the previous quarter was €215.5 billion, or 123.3% of GDP.General Government Net Debt was €160.9 billion, or 91.4% of GDP, as opposed to €160.8 billion (92% of GDP) in Q4 of 2013.Read: Central Bank revises GDP forecast upwards>“Less cutbacks, less tax increases” needed for Budget 2015 — Noonan> IRELAND’S GOVERNMENT DEFICIT fell to 5.6% of GDP in the first quarter (Q1) of 2014, down from 7.9% in the same period last year.Figures published today by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that government revenue for Q1 was €14.6 billion, up €736 million from this time last year.That increase was mainly accounted for by revenue from taxes and social contributions.Government expenditure in Q1 decreased by €158 million to €17 billion, when compared to the January-March 2013 period.The following graph shows the trend in the General Government Deficit over the last five quarters:last_img read more

Opera Mini un nouveau navigateur pour liPhone

first_imgOpera Mini : un nouveau navigateur pour l’iPhoneL’éditeur de logiciels norvégien Opera Software profitera du Mobile World Congress de Barcelone, qui se tiendra la semaine prochaine, pour présenter la version iPhone de son navigateur Opera Mini.Si aucune date de sortie n’est encore fixée pour Opera Mini version iPhone et bien que la firme norvégienne n’ait pas encore demandé à Apple son accord pour le distribuer sur sa boutique d’applications, Opera Software présentera la semaine prochaine son alternative à Safari. Celui-ci est actuellement le navigateur par défaut de l’iPhone.À lire aussiiPad Air 2 : Keynote confirmée, tout ce que l’on sait sur la future tablette AppleGrâce à sa capacité à comprimer des sites Web entiers pour permettre une consultation sur un portable, Opera Mini pour iPhone serait, d’après ses développeurs, six fois plus rapide que Safari. Par ailleurs, le navigateur d’Opera Software offrirait une gestion améliorée et plus rapide des onglets et favoris, et permettrait d’enregistrer les mots de passe des sites visités.Apple va-t-il accepter de proposer Opera Mini à ses clients ? La firme de Cupertino ne devrait pas tarder à annoncer sa décision.Le 11 février 2010 à 15:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Taller buildings for Grace Bay to Turtle Cove approved at Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – There is rapid movement by the PNP Administration to see taller developments come for specified areas of Providenciales. A post Cabinet report reveals that now there be will be designated zones because there was approval for the measure proposed by the Planning Department in that Thursday meeting. Despite some strong objections to create a ‘Miami Beach’ type feel within the islands, the government is going forward with plans to allow developments as high as 12 storeys to be built within the perimeters of the law. It was explained in the debriefing minutes from the Governor’s Office that, there is approval for “construction of new developments up to 12 storeys on specified tourism-related coastal parcels on Grace Bay, the Bight and Turtle Cove starting from Emerald Point to Third Turtle..” Planning has been instructed to make amendments the TCI Development Manual accordingly. It was also revealed that Government Ministers have asked Planning to “prepare zoning proposals for North West Point East on Provo in time for the next Cabinet meeting. Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job TCI to renew Storm & Flood insurance Cabinet Report by Premier, His Excellency present. Related Items:approved, cabinet, grace bay, miami beach, planning department, taller buildings, turtle cove Recommended for youlast_img read more

Arsonist strikes again Grand Turk dump site machinery targeted

first_img Recommended for you Possible arson, gun allegation, abandoned car; facts in Smith missing persons case Related Items:#grandturkfire #landfillfire, arson Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, Turks and Caicos – February 11, 2018 – Some believe Grand Turk has an arsonist on its hands after a string of fires which continue to set the Capital of the country back as it tries to recuperate from the devastation left in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.Yet another fire is reported now, happened on Sunday according to Turks and Caicos Environmental Management, the company which manages the site.“On Sunday, February 11th, an act of arson was committed at the Grand Turk Landfill. This is the second such incident at the site in the last 90 days. The landfill operator’s machinery was directly targeted in this malicious act.”In other reports to Magnetic Media we have learned of recent fires set to jet skis on the beach, a grocery store start up and the fire at the air traffic control tower in Grand Turk; all believed to be malicious and intentional.TCEM in a media statement said, “An investigation is underway as to the potential perpetrators of this crime. Security personnel of the landfill operator – TCEM — identified the issue quickly and coordinated with the fire department for a rapid response, and the fire has been extinguished. It will continue to be monitored and mitigated as necessary in the coming days to ensure there are no additional flare-ups.” Arson suspected in HJ Robinson High fire in Grand Turk; top floor ravaged by flames Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police Commissioner Issues Press Releaselast_img read more

Monthly community food distribution at the Armed Services YMCA

first_img July 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “Food insecurity” is a major issue in a place where it’s s expensive to live. That includes the region’s many military families. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman has more on the monthly event that helps these families. Monthly community food distribution at the Armed Services YMCA Posted: July 25, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Police looking for juvenile in east Vancouver

first_imgPolice now are looking for a wanted juvenile in the area of 164th Avenue at the 1100 block, according to emergency radio traffic.Several officers have responded to the incident.No other details were available.last_img

North Miami Beach Commissioner bonds out of jail following bribery arrest

first_imgNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A North Miami Beach Commissioner has bonded out of jail after he was arrested on several corruption charges.Following a second court appearance Friday, Commissioner Frantz Pierre posted a $35,000 bond after he was charged with bribery, money laundering and grand theft.Investigators said Pierre offered his commission vote in exchange for money to the owner of Dean’s Gold Strip Club, who was trying to renew a business license.Governor Rick Scott has since suspended Pierre from office.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Mothers Obituary Helps Capture 1981 Prison Escapee In Houston

first_img Share Oklahoma Department of CorrectionsThe U.S. Marshals Service said 58-year-old Stephen Michael Paris was arrested without incident Thursday at an office in Houston where he worked under a pseudonym.Investigators said a woman’s obituary helped federal agents capture her fugitive son, nearly four decades after he escaped from an Oklahoma prison.The U.S. Marshals Service said 58-year-old Stephen Michael Paris was arrested without incident on Thursday. He was apprehended at an office in Houston, where he worked under a pseudonym.The agency said investigators tracked him down after an obituary for his mother in Houston listed a son named Stephen Chavez, the same alias Paris used while living and working in the Houston area. Fingerprints confirmed his identity.A huge thanks to @houstonpolice and Oklahoma Western District of the @USMarshalsGov for their assistance today helping our Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations agents bring Stephen Paris to justice – 36+ years after he walked away from JDCC. https://t.co/jfHWtOD663 pic.twitter.com/b0TK0PNXyg— Oklahoma DOC (@OklaDOC) April 12, 2018Paris escaped from the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in October 1981. He escaped after serving about 19 months of a nine-year sentence for drug possession and distribution.He was also featured on the Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ “Most Wanted” list.last_img read more

Hilton declared largest in US hospitality

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Hilton Worldwide was declared the largest hospitality company in the US in 2010 after it opened its 600,000th hotel room. The company said in a statement that with its recent title the company is well on its way to achieving its goal to be the “preeminent global hospitality company” Hilton Worldwide added that receiving the title was on its list of accomplishments from 2010. “2010 was a turning point for the industry with overall performance improving and showing more signs of recovery, and Hilton Worldwide was positioned at the front of the pack to capitalize on this rebound,” Hilton Worldwide president and chief executive Christopher J. Nassetta said. “Over the past few years, Hilton Worldwide has transformed our business and united as one globally-integrated company. “As a result, we recorded some very strong results in 2010 and have reason to be even more optimistic about what’s to come.”Among the company’s 2010 recognitions include; its selection as the number one franchise in the Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500, the introduction of its global brand identity Doubletree by Hilton as well as receiving the highest honour in the JD Power and Associates 2010 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study.last_img read more

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