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Update: Glacier visitor center reopened; police continue search for break-in suspect

first_imgJuneau | Public Safety | TourismUpdate: Glacier visitor center reopened; police continue search for break-in suspectJuly 2, 2017 by Quinton Chandler and Tripp J Crouse, KTOO Share:District Ranger Brad Orr standing behind the barricade blocking the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area to traffic, Sunday. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)Update | 3:00 p.m. SundayThe U.S. Forest Service has reopened the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and most of the trails connected to it.Forest Service spokesman Paul Robbins Jr. said every trail is open except for the Dredge Lakes trail system. Those trails were closed before the alleged break-in after a bear attacked a dog walker on Friday.According to a Forest Service news release, security cameras recorded the suspect breaking into the Discovery Southeast bookstore inside the visitor center.The Forest Service is directing all questions about the break-in to Juneau Police Department.Police Lt. David Campbell said the suspect is still at large. Police are using the security camera footage to confirm the suspect’s identity, he said.Robbins estimated that up to 3,500 people could’ve been affected by today’s closure. He said on average, about 5,000 people come to the visitor center every day during the summer.Update | 11:15 a.m. SundayA line of plastic orange cones and U.S. Forest Service employees are turning disappointed visitors away from the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area, while law enforcement search for an alleged suspect in a break-in of the visitor center.“We have sustained a little bit of property damage,” said Brad Orr, district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service in Juneau. “Our initial indications are (that) it’s not that serious.”The intruder was noticed about 4:30 a.m., Orr said. The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is secured by cameras and an alarm system.The visitor center unit is closed to the public, until law enforcement finishes their investigation, he said.“That would be everything from the big blue sign at the entrance to the national recreation area all the way up to the visitors center,” he said. “That whole area has been closed temporarily.”He said the Forest Service may eventually reopen the recreation area, but keep the visitor center closed.(Creative Commons photo by Jasperdo)Original Story | 9:31 a.m. SundayEarly Sunday morning, a security camera recorded a possible break-in at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, according to the Alaska Region Forest Service.In a series of tweets, the Forest Service said that the road to the glacier was closed and that law enforcement is asking everyone to avoid the area. Police are currently searching for the suspect. Editor’s note: This story will be updated.Share this story:last_img read more

Alaska Natives seek stop to cruise line’s use of heavy oil

first_imgEnvironment | TourismAlaska Natives seek stop to cruise line’s use of heavy oilOctober 28, 2018 by Associated Press Share:The Carnival Miracle in Juneau in 2013. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)Alaska indigenous leaders are asking a cruise industry giant to stop using heavy fuel oils believed to be harmful to health and the environment.The Juneau Empire reports the leaders traveled to Carnival’s corporate headquarters in London last week to deliver the petition, seeking to stop the use of the fuel as an inexpensive alternative.Bristol Bay petitioner Verner Wilson says this fuel takes longer to break down in the marine environment and its emissions produce more environmentally-harmful chemicals than other fuels.He says he would like to see Carnival take the lead by ending the fuel’s use on cruises to Alaska or anywhere north.Carnival says in a statement that the petition is “well-intentioned but misguided.” The company says it treats the Artic as a “special protected zone.”___Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.comShare this story:last_img read more

News / CMA CGM extends emergency bunker surcharge despite fall in fuel price

first_img CMA CGM has decided to extend its controversial emergency bunker surcharge (EBS) to include cargo loaded on or after 1 July, despite the average price of fuel coming off its peak.A statement from the French carrier maintained that since the announcement of the EBS on 25 May, “prices have continued to rise more sharply”.As a consequence the $55 per teu charge would continue to apply through July and be “re-evaluated on a monthly basis”.Since the peak of $443 per tonne of Rotterdam-sourced IFO380 heavy fuel oil (HFO) was reached on 22 May, the market price has declined and was down to $413 one month later.But volatility remains, last week there was a fresh spike in the price of oil – a reaction to OPEC and geopolitical uncertainties, resulting in IFO380 at around $440 per tonne at the end of June.One industry expert told The Loadstar today that, notwithstanding the market rate, CMA CGM could actually be paying more for its bunkers than a month ago depending on how it hedged its fuel procurement.“Regardless of its hedging policy, it generally takes around eight weeks for the bunkers to hit the tanks of its ships after ordering, so there is always going to be a cost delay factor,” he said.Led by MSC, which described its EBS as a “last resort”, ocean carriers have rolled out fuel surcharges one after the other, averaging $120 per feu, since 1 June – apart from US FMC-controlled trades, where due to the required notice period it was not applicable until 1 July.The EBS notices angered shippers and their representative bodies around the world, with the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) being particularly vociferous, accusing the carriers of “price-signalling”.In a letter to the European Commission, it accused the shipping lines of “unjustified” use of the word “emergency”, given that oil prices had been rising gradually for several months, during which time the carriers had entered into new contracts with customers.It added: “Oil price fluctuations, up or down, had been frequently happening in the past years and no negative surcharge was applied when a barrel of oil went down to $40 some time ago.”Nevertheless, the shock profit warning issued by Hapag-Lloyd on Friday, which it attributed to an “unexpected significant and continuing increase” in its operational costs, especially in regard to “fuel-related costs and charter rates”, was stark evidence that the increased cost of fuel is hitting the bottom line of carriers very hard, with Hapag-Lloyd “merely the first to put it in writing”.Last week, The Loadstar’s in-house analyst, Alessandro Pasetti, took a close look at the negative impact that increased fuel prices could have on CMA CGM’s P&L account, speculating that a conservative estimate would add some $300-$500m to expenses. By Mike Wackett 02/07/2018last_img read more

Motels jetzt im Visier der Untersuchungen

first_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Weiter findet nächsten Monat die erste Sitzung seit 5 Jahren zur Wahl der Obersten Volksversammlung statt. Das gibt dem Regime die Möglichkeit, jetzt scharf gegen unautorisierte Unterkünfte und das Verschwinden von Einwohnern in der Grenzregion vorzugehen. „Unterkünfte um die Bahnhöfe werden ganz genau untersucht. Wenn die Eigentümer nicht kooperieren, werden ihre Grundstücke zwangsuntersucht.“ sagte die Quelle.Wie Daily NK berichtete, sollen die Untersuchungsteams, welche aus Studenten des Ministerium für Staatssicherheit bestehen sollen, noch bis zum Geburtstag Kim Jong Ils am 16. Februar in der Grenzregion stationiert bleiben. „Die Teams haben ihre Untersuchungen ausgeweitet und überwachen jetzt auch Motels um Resultate erbringen zu können.“ bemerkte die Quelle. „Familien die ihre kleinen Unterkünfte nicht registriert haben versuchen ihre Gäste zu verstecken, um hohen Geldstrafen zu entgehen.“ Laut der Quelle gab es Befehle von höchster Ebene, dass Personen die nicht in der Region registriert sind und keinen eindeutigen und legitimen Grund für ihre Reise haben sofort zurückkehren müssen. Das hatte natürlich auch Auswirkungen auf reisende Großhändler, welche sich in den Worten der Quelle, in einer „hoffnungslosen Situation“ befinden. Die Untersuchungsteams welche nach der Exekution Jang Song Taeks in die Grenzregion entsendet wurden, haben ihren Focus jetzt darauf gerichtet, nicht registrierte Reisende ausfindig zu machen. Eine Quelle bestätigte Daily NK am 6. Februar, dass die nordkoreanischen Autoritäten Unterkünfte in der Stadt Hyesan untersuchten.   „Gäste, die aus anderen Regionen stammen wurden wieder zurückgeschickt“, berichtete die Quelle. „Und sogar wenn jemand alle erforderlichen Dokumente [Ausweis und Reiseerlaubnis] dabei hatte, wurde ihm gesagt, er solle innerhalb der nächsten 24 bis 48 Stunden verschwunden sein.“  Motels jetzt im Visier der Untersuchungen „Unterkünfte“ in diesem Sinn, sind ein noch relativ neues Phänomen in Nordkorea. Sie sprangen aus dem Boden wie Pilze als der Staat während der Wirtschaftskrise in den 1990ern aufgehört hatte Unterkünfte zur Verfügung zu stellen. Die meisten von ihnen sind kleine Familienunternehmen, die Räume sehr billig vermieten. Da sie aber keinen legalen Status und eine sehr unsichere finanzielle Basis haben sind sie besonders oft von Korruption und Bestechungsversuchen betroffen. News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Newscenter_img Dieses relativ harsche Vorgehen gegen Unterkünfte und Reisende ist  jedoch nichts Neues. Denn im Winter, wenn die Bevölkerung in der Grenzregion und die Zahl der Flüchtlinge ansteigt weil sowohl der Tumen als auch der Yaul Fluss zufrieren, sind solche Maßnahmen nicht unüblich. Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News SHARE News Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Kang Mi Jin – 2014.03.04 11:52am last_img read more

Outlook brightens for U.S. junk debt: Fitch

first_img James Langton Related news Sovereign defaults hit record level in 2020: Fitch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media A deadly first wave, followed by a tsunami of excess deaths Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO “While the economic effects of the pandemic continue to weigh on issuer operating profiles, recent refinancing activity has pushed out maturities and largely accounts for lower 2021 and 2022 default rate forecasts,” said Eric Rosenthal, senior director of leveraged finance at Fitch, in a release.“Additional government stimulus and rollout of the coronavirus vaccine should further bolster market sentiment and help maintain healthy access to the capital markets,” Rosenthal added.For 2020, the default rate finished at 5.2%, Fitch said.Last year’s defaults amounted to US$68.5 billion of volume. Fitch said it now expects roughly US$50-billion worth in 2021.The energy and telecom sectors accounted for 64% of the defaults in 2020, Fitch said.For 2021, Fitch’s revised default forecast for the energy sector is now 6% compared with the previous expectation of 11%, amid an “improved oil price environment.”For the retail sector, which now has most of its failures in the rearview mirror, the default rate is projected at 2% in 2021, down from the 13.7% in 2020.The rating agency said that, with the revised forecasts, the cumulative default rate for the 2020 to 2022 period would be 13%-14%, beating the performance of high-yield issuers in the wake of the global financial crisis.In the 2008-2010 period, the three-year cumulative default rate was 22%, it reported. Silhouette of man at sunset iStockphoto/anyaberkut Citing cheap financing and brighter economic prospects, Fitch Ratings has cut its forecast for U.S. high-yield defaults.The rating agency said its forecast for the U.S. high-yield default rate in 2021 has been dropped to 3.5% from 5%-6%, and its default outlook for 2022 declined to 4%-5% from 5%-7%. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Pandemics,  Coronavirus,  Credit ratingsCompanies Fitch Ratings last_img read more

Squatter Management Unit Being Strengthened

first_imgSquatter Management Unit Being Strengthened ParliamentJuly 2, 2009 RelatedSquatter Management Unit Being Strengthened RelatedSquatter Management Unit Being Strengthened FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Squatter Management Unit in the Ministry of Water and Housing is being strengthened, portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, has announced.In his Sectoral Debate presentation on July 1, in the House of Representatives, Dr. Chang said the Unit is being restructured, pointing out that this will incorporate an increase in the current staff complement of three. The restructuring, he added, will also include the establishment of an operational arm, to deal with enforcement and containment.Alluding to a study spearheaded by the Unit, which revealed that approximately 25 per cent of Jamaica’s population currently squat on land not owned by them, Dr. Chang contended that “it should not be surprising that the existing Squatter Management Unit does not have the capacity to address this chronic problem in a meaningful way.”The Minister advised the House that money received from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), will be used to effect the restructuring exercise, “which should be completed within this quarter.”“Even with the restructuring of the Unit, given the magnitude of the problem, a collective approach will have to be adopted. The Squatter Management Unit has, over the past months, been laying the foundation for this approach, targeting Parish Councils and other key Government agencies. But we need public support on an issue which is critical to restoring a sense of order in the society,” he emphasised.Meanwhile, Dr. Chang announced that the Ministry will undertake upgrading works on several informal settlements islandwide.“We have had some funding from the Tourism Enhancement Fund and we are discussing with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), the approach that will ensure we put in place the basic infrastructure – roads, water and drains. We will retain the properties, under the Housing Act, to ensure that we can continue the development in the future, but get the approval of NEPA, so that individuals can use their titles to leverage and improve their homes in their own time,” he informed.The Minister said that a Ministry team is currently discussing the acquisition of additional funding to that provided by the TEF, which would be “confined to the north coast.” He added that based on the urgency of the housing needs, the Ministry has proceeded with work in areas such as Mammee Bay St. Ann and Providence, in St. James.He pointed out that work will commence at Shaw Park in St. Ann, and Lilliput and Norwood in St. James with funds provided by the TEF. “We are now in the planning phase for areas, such as Retirement, Roaring River, and Buckshaven in Clarendon,” the Minister said.Regarding the Squatter Management Unit, Dr. Chang said that it will continue its work on the policy aspects of the programme. This, he outlined, will include completion of the review of the existing Guidelines for Dealing with Informal Settlements, as well as a review of the Trespass Act, in conjunction with the Justice Ministry.center_img Advertisements RelatedSquatter Management Unit Being Strengthenedlast_img read more

2019 Welcomefest concert lineup announced, Zeds Dead to headline

first_imgCategories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Zeds Dead will headline the 2019 Welcomefest concert taking place Saturday, Aug. 24, on the Business Field. MadeinTYO, Souly Had, Half the Animal, and local artists Low Hanging Fruit and Yoko are also slated to perform. The annual Welcomefest concert is part of Fall Welcome and is sponsored by Program Council, which this year partnered with Find Your Grind University to bring the concert to campus. The show starts at 5 p.m.Admission is free to all CU Boulder students who provide their Buff OneCard at the time of entry, including first years, returning students, graduate students and law students. Students can pre-register for tickets prior to the event. For information on event policies and how to receive tickets, please visit: producer/DJs, Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Roven, aka Zeds Dead, have been at the forefront of the sprawling genre of electronic music since 2009. Since then, the duo has become a staple on the international touring circuit, and today are known for their exploration of a diverse variety of genres that combine aspects of UK garage, house, hip-hip, glitch, drum and bass and more.MadeinTYO, born Malcolm Davis, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He rose to prominence in 2016 after the release of his single “Uber Everywhere” and his debut studio album, Sincerely, Tokyo, was released in October 2018. center_img Published: Aug. 7, 2019 last_img read more

Anti-tuberculosis drug out of supply in Mumbai

first_img News Read Article By EH News Bureau on March 4, 2020 The city has highest concentration of drug-resistant patients. In 2017, Mumbai recorded 5,560 such cases followed by 5,495 in 2018The stock-out of Delamanid drug, administered to extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis patients, has severely impacted the treatment of patients, especially those suffering from paediatric TB, in Mumbai.The city has the highest concentration of drug-resistant patients. In 2017, Mumbai recorded 5,560 such cases followed by 5,495 in 2018. Of them, about 25 to 30 per cent patients, who have stopped responding to multiple first and second line drugs, will require Delamanid. Data from the Mumbai TB office shows that so far 110 patients have been administered the life-saving drug for a six-month course.“For the past three months, we have received no supply of the drug,” said a doctor attached with government-run Group of TB Hospitals in Sewri. The doctor said the delay in supply had affected paediatric TB cases, in the age group of 11 to 18, who rely on this drug for fighting the drug-resistant bacteria strain.The doctor added that adult patients could still rely on Bedaquiline, another TB drug for drug-resistant patients, which was also limited in supply.Delamanid is manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceutical, a Japanese firm. The government approved the drug in 2017 and 400 courses were procured. In January 2019, the drug was rolled out for patients. Maharashtra has received maximum number of courses to date.In Govandi Shatabdi Hospital, where several children were given the drug, Dr Aparna Iyer from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in the absence of Delamanid, a cocktail of other TB drugs was being administered to patients.“They are not as effective as Delamanid, but it is the only alternative. Based on each patient’s resistance to drugs, we create a regimen,” she said. According to Dr Pranita Tipre, in-charge of Mumbai TB office under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), for 110 patients, a full six-month course was taken from the central government.“Because of that, no patient’s regimen is left midway. All these patients will be able to complete their six-month course,” she said. But the RNTCP has not put new patients under treatment until fresh supplies come, she added.When contacted, KS Sachdeva, Deputy Director General of Central TB Division, said a fresh order was placed last month for Delamanid. “We are waiting for the company to supply. It can take until April,” he said.Source: The Indian Express MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” delamaniddrug-resistant tuberculosisMumbaiOtsuka PharmaceuticalTB Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Add Comment Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Anti-tuberculosis drug out of supply in Mumbai Comments (0) Related Postslast_img read more

Further Expansion of Wigton Windfarm

first_imgFurther Expansion of Wigton WindfarmJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedTexaco Jamaica Lauded For Energy Project Photo: JIS PhotographerState Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson (left), in discussion with Project Engineer for Renewable Energy at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), Shane Silvera (right), while attending the a two-day PCJ Alternative energy Expo, held on Monday, June 23, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in New Kingston. Others (from left) are: Consul of Ecuador to Jamaica, Cletia Barreto; Permanent Secretary in the Energy Ministry, Hilary Alexander, and Senior Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Nerine Small. Advertisements RelatedFour Jamaicans Awarded Cuban Scholarships The Government is to undertake further expansion of the Wigton Windfarm in Rose Hill, Manchester, which should result in the reduction of 37,100 barrels of imported oil, and savings of $400 million.Making the announcement, State Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Mining and Energy, Hon. Julian Robinson, said along with the reduction in oil consumption, the expanded facility will produce 63,072 Megawatt hours per year.“The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), is also collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture on biofuels research to identify plants that can be cultivated locally, which can be converted into fuels,” he said, while delivering the opening address at a two-day PCJ Alternative Energy Expo, held on Monday, June 23, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in New Kingston.“This would have positive implications for our farmers, who would have new income earning opportunities, and for players in our transport sector, who would have a more affordable alternative to imported fuel,” the State Minister added.He told the gathering that in its quest to promote alternative energy, the Government in 2012, removed General Consumption Tax (GCT), from renewable energy systems, and in 2013, suspended the Common External Tariff on selected pieces of machinery and equipment commonly used in the industry.“The role of energy in Jamaica’s social development and economic progression cannot be overstated, so where there is competition, let us ensure that there is collaboration. If there is disagreement, let us ensure there is resolution, because our common future depends on our ability to adequately address the issue of energy security,” he said.The expo provides exposure for local and international alternative energy providers to demonstrate the latest and emerging energy efficiency products designed to reduce energy usage. It is open to the public free of cost.center_img Further Expansion of Wigton Windfarm TechnologyJune 24, 2014Written by: Garfield L. Angus RelatedPetroleum Corporation Invests $116M in Energy-Efficient Projects Story HighlightsThe Government is to undertake further expansion of the Wigton Windfarm in Rose Hill, Manchester, which should result in the reduction of 37,100 barrels of imported oil, and savings of $400 million.Along with the reduction in oil consumption, the expanded facility will produce 63,072 Megawatt hours per year.The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), is also collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture on biofuels research. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

News / CargoLogic Germany on the runway to an AOC, despite industry concerns

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 24/06/2019 Progress may be slow but CargoLogic Germany (CLG) is inching towards its Air Operator Certificate (AOC), gaining non-commercial (NCC) operations approval in Europe.   The EU’s Aviation Safety Agency reportedly awarded the Leipzig-based freighter operator its NCC “recently”, allowing it to begin “route proving flights” this week.  Carriers are required to conduct these test runs to gain an AOC, with CLG first applying to the German Federal Aviation Authority for an operating licence at the tail-end of 2017.  Some observers have questioned whether the carrier, owned by the same shareholder as Volga-Dnepr Group, would ever receive an AOC, with rumours surrounding its ownership and links to Russia. Chief executive of Lufthansa Cargo Peter Gerber questioned who had ultimate control over the airline.  “I believe, for the moment, it is difficult to get an AOC because you need to be European, and it [the carrier] needs to be European-controlled,” he told Air Cargo News. “If it is a [Russia-based] AirBridgeCargo subsidiary, then that in itself contradicts the laws – if it is controlled by ABC it can’t get an AOC.  I’m pretty sure that the German authorities will look at this very thoroughly and do the right thing.” However, the main shareholder, Alexei Isaykin, holds a Cypriot/EU passport not a Russian one and the airline is not a subsidiary of ABC or Volga-Dnepr.One source told The Loadstar the delays to CLG’s AOC were not of a political nature. “The LBA is very strict and very fair. They want to ensure that they don’t make any mistakes. It’s not political. But they are looking more carefully perhaps than normal.”  This is not the first time Volga-Dnepr has attempted to set up a German all-cargo carrier, after taking a 49% stake in the ill-fated AirCargo Germany, which sources suggested was partly seen off by Lufthansa Cargo.  The group’s vp marketing and sales, Robert van de Weg, told The Loadstar last year that there had been no delay, noting there was “a lot of due diligence and checks” to be carried out.  Furthermore, CLG’s managing director, Ulrich Ogiermann, told CargoForwarder he believed the AOC was a “matter of weeks, not months” away.  “I can confirm we are well on track to launch our maiden flight in July, provided all regulatory approvals are obtained,” he said.   In anticipation of this, the carrier has reportedly recruited 15 captains and first officers to pilot its fleet of two Boeing 737-400s passenger conversions with a further three 737-400s expected in the coming months.last_img read more

Georgia Fuel Inspectors Check For Credit Card Skimmers

first_img 1:17State fuel inspectors are checking more carefully for illegal credit card skimmers at Georgia gas stations. The skimmers are small devices that can be attached to gas pumps and can secretly collect your credit card or debit card information.Exavier Nash opens up the front of a gas pump at a gas station in the East Lake neighborhood of Atlanta. He’s a state fuel inspector and is checking for an illegal credit card skimmer. Then, he puts his hand on the credit card reader.“We also kind of wiggle the card slot. If it kind of extends from the pump, we kind of wiggle that to make sure no one has put anything over that,” Nash says. “We check the keypads to make sure if they’re flat keypads no one has put anything on top of that.” A few minutes later, he gives the pump the all clear.“There’s nothing affixed to the credit card reader or keypad, so everything looks to be in good order,” he says.So far, Nash and other Georgia fuel inspectors haven’t found any illegal skimmers, but at least one gas station owner in the state has. In fact, Florida fuel inspectors recently found more than 100 skimming devices during a sweep of gas stations. They’ve also popped up in Alabama. That’s why Georgia commissioner of agriculture, Gary Black, says his department’s inspectors are checking more closely for the skimmers.“Anytime when you’ve got evidence of this taking place right next door, we want to be vigilant and help get the word out, and hopefully this will be incredibly discouraging to those would-be criminals,” Black says.Black says the department is also working with the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores and the Georgia Oilmen’s Association to inform gas stations about the skimmer scam. 1:17 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Share Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility last_img read more

Jersey City man charged by Hoboken police with drunkenly driving into…

first_img Jersey City man charged by Hoboken police with drunkenly driving into a utility pole Facebook Twitter Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops CommunityHobokenNews Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network TAGSdriving while intoxicatedhoboken policeJersey City Police SHARE Previous articleLETTER: Gradual reopening of Jersey City parks good for physical and mental healthNext articlePolice: 3 from out of state charged with using stolen credit card to buy meal in Hoboken John Heinis Bayonne Bayonne Bayonne Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say A Jersey City man was charged by Hoboken police with drunkenly driving into a utility poll near the border of the two Hudson County cities last week, authorities said.By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewAlex Lin, 36, of Jersey City, was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breathalyzer, having an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving with a suspended license and registration, according to Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.On April 23rd, at about 9:29 p.m., the Hoboken Police Department received a call for a utility pole struck by a gray van with possible New York registration, which had fled the scene, officials said.The pole was knocked over and it was located in the area of 559 Newark Street, an area that borders Jersey City.Jersey City police were notified and a vehicle matching the above description was stopped at about 9:45 p.m. in the area of 417 Manila Avenue with heavy front end damage.Sgt. Luke Zeszotarski, Police Officer Marc Lombardi, and Special Police Officer Kyle Seper met up with Jersey City police at that location, where Zeszotarski observed the damage on the vehicle and the damage appeared to be consistent with having struck a utility pole based on the extent and shape of the damage, authorities said.Zeszotarski interviewed the driver, later identified as Lin. After speaking with him, Zeszotarski performed a field sobriety test.Upon completing the test, Zeszotarski determined Lin was unable to operate a motor vehicle safely and was placed under arrest. Lin did not provide a breath sample and was therefore charged with refusal, police said.Lin was unable to have a responsible party pick him up and as per John’s Law, Lin was kept in police custody for 12 hours. After 12 hours, Lin was released on his own, officials said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By John Heinis – April 27, 2020 10:41 am 0 last_img read more

‘Total devastation’: 1 firefighter dead, 6 people hurt in powerful explosion in Maine

first_imgWMTW(FARMINGTON, Maine) — One firefighter is dead and six people are injured after a powerful explosion at a building in Maine Monday morning, according to officials.Those hurt were Farmington Fire Chief Terry Bell, three full-time firefighters, a building employee and an ambulance worker, said Farmington police chief Jack Peck. Most suffered burn injuries, he said.The cause of the explosion in Farmington is believed to be an accidental propane or natural gas leak, said Peck.The building — the central office for LEAP, a program that supports homes for developmentally disabled people — was totally demolished, said Rep. Scott LandryAn employee in the building had smelled propane and evacuated workers before it exploded, Landry said.Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols was one of the first responders and helped moved people away from the scene, according to the police chief.“I spent a year in Iraq, it’s about the closest I can explain it. Total devastation,” Nichols said. “I’ve never seen destruction like that in my career… It was horrible.”“It just looked like a snowstorm, all this insulation that was coming up,” neighbor Steve Burnham told ABC Portland affiliate WMTW. “It was crazy. Just like a war zone.”Residents in the adjoining town said they felt the powerful blast, said the police chief.The conditions of those injured were not immediately clear.Officials with Maine Medical Center said in a statement that the center “is anticipating the transfer of several patients from the Farmington incident to our Emergency Department. We have trauma teams on standby.”Residents who live in the area appear to be fine but shaken, said the sheriff.The State Fire Marshal’s Office will investigate the cause and origin of the blast, said Maine Gov. Janet Mills, who visited the explosion site.“Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this tragedy, especially to the loved ones of the firefighter lost and others injured,” Mills tweeted. “I am grateful for the work of first responders who are at the scene and urge Maine people to avoid the area.”The governor has directed flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the fallen firefighter.“Our hearts go out to anyone injured or impacted today,” said officials with LEAP.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Academic Program Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

first_imgOther detailsJob Family AllPositionsPay Type SalaryRequired Education Master’s Degree REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of two years successfulperformance in a full-time university-level teaching role and priormanagement experience in higher education or in anotherorganization within the program director’s discipline.PhD (or other appropriate terminaldegree) from a regionally accredited university strongly preferred,especially for graduate level programs. Master’s degree with bothsignificant experience and college-level teaching experienceminimally required, if the program offers only associate’s orbaccalaureate level programs.Licensed professional counselor inthe State of South Carolina requiredOnline teaching experience is aplus.Ability to read, understand,interpret and implement accreditation criteria and state agencyregulations.Ability to resolve inquiries andcomplaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, ormembers of the academic or business community.Ability to effectively presentinformation to faculty, academic and campus leaders, universityleaders, and public groups.Experience with computerizedadministrative systems. Proficient with the use of standard officeapplications on personal computers.Other requirements specific to thediscipline. Benefits:*Medical*Dental*VisionFSA/HSATuition Assistant ProgramLong/Short Term DisabilityLife InsuranceEmployee Assistance Program401KGenerous Paid Time Off12 Paid Holidays* includes domestic partner coverage Perform instructional duties asassigned as outlined in the Faculty job description and inaccordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the SouthUniversity Employee Handbook.Select and develop a ProgramAdvisory Council (PAC) that meets at least twice peryear.Participate in faculty developmenteach year as required.Select, train, develop, manage, andlead regular and adjunct faculty according to the guidelinesprovided by the Campus Director/Dean of Academic Affairs, theDepartment Chair and in accordance with the policies and proceduresof the University/Campus.Partner with the campus leadership(President, Director and/or Dean) to generate a strategicenrollment plan for the program.In partnership with campusleadership, develop and support a plan for outreach activities togenerate a prospective student pool sufficient to sustain and growthe program, consistent with the strategic enrollmentplan.Collaborate with academiccounselors and admissions, financial aid and student servicespersonnel to assist with enrolling qualified students.Effectively administer and grow theprogram(s) including curriculum development, program assessment,student registration/advisement, and community and campusrelations.Support and execute as neededUniversity initiatives designed to achieve student completion ratesas outlined in the University’s strategic planning.Collaborate with the CampusDirector or Director of Academic Affairs and Operations (DOAAO) andfellow Directors and with the Department Chair concerning:scheduling, sharing faculty, curriculum and other issues to supportstudent learning and facilitate efficient resource use.Notify the College Dean and campusDirector/DOAAO of any expected or unexpected substantive changewithin the program and of any change in institutional accreditationstatus or legal authority to provide post secondaryeducation.Facilitate the submission ofrequired programmatic reports and documentation, includinggraduation rates, performance on state licensing or certificationexaminations and employment rates.Support College-level initiativesand directives to maintain compliance with accreditation and stateregulatory criteria and adhere to all University and campuspolicies and procedures. In the absence of a Department Chair,partner with the College Dean to oversee accreditation activitieson his/her campus which are normally handled by the DepartmentChair.Participate in program-relatedCampus events as indicated, including New Student Orientation,Pinning or other ceremonies, graduations, etc.Other responsibilities asdetermined by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs or CampusDirector, and Department Chair/College Dean. South University is an EqualOpportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step inensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committedto building and developing a diverse environment where a variety ofideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.center_img Thursday, March 11, 2021What’s next for you is the first priorityfor us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees,South University is a private institution dedicated to providingeducational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social andprofessional development of a diverse studentpopulation.Our 120-year story—past, present andfuture—is a history formed by the many individuals who havedeveloped the education and spirit of community that have becomeour pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supportersof South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learningsites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-onesupport and personalized attention that helps students define goalsand identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes featurehands-on experiences that not only shape students’ skills andexcellence in their chosen fields but also shape their charactersthrough encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and thepursuit of life-long learning.Visit today to learn moreabout what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believeand Become, a place where you can make a difference in thelives of students eager to learn and grow. WORKENVIRONMENT:The individual must be able totravel out of the local area with an occasional overnight stay toparticipate in a variety of conferences and meetings. The workenvironment characteristics described here are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made toenable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee isregularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequentlyrequired to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally requiredto lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include ability toadjust focus and close vision. POSITIONSUMMARY:The Program Director is a memberof the faculty (rank commensurate with experience) who also holdsan administrative appointment related to managing a specificprogram or programs. Responsibilities include: classroominstruction, day-to-day program operations, assisting studentstoward successful term-by-term progression and graduation,partnering with Campus leadership and the admissions, academicsupport and financial aid staff to generate a prospective studentpool, partnering with the Campus President or Director to maintainprogram viability, and staffing the classroom with instructors whosupport the Mission of the University and provide a high-qualitylearning experience for the student. The Program Director engagesin professional associations, businesses and the local community asnecessary to promote the visibility and stature of the program(s).The Program Director abides by the mandates set by the SouthUniversity Board of Trustees, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor ofAcademic Affairs, the Campus President or Director, and the CampusExecutive Committee.KEY JOBELEMENTS: South University, the right direction for abrighter future.last_img read more

Summer Bridge Program Director

first_img* Did you complete the Employment History section of theapplication?YesNo This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminalbackground check, sex offender registry check, financial historybackground check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction orarrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history aloneshall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationshipto the requirements of the position. Background checks and drugscreening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. Position Number EEO Statement About the College / Department Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening Minimum Qualifications 18 hours per week. Flexible between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. 42 wks =916; may have 936. Quick Link for Position Special Instructions to Applicants Salary$20,000 annual Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred Qualifications The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is seeking highly motivatedapplicants for the position of Summer Bridge Program Director towork in conjunction with a new, grant-funded writing center. Thesuccessful applicant will work with the Writing Center Director tohire, train, and oversee embedded tutors for Summer Bridgestudents; develop programming services for Summer Bridge studentsduring their first academic year; and monitor, assess, and reporton student success and stakeholder satisfaction with the servicesprovided. The position reports to the Director of the WritingCenter, who reports to the Title III Coordinator and the Title IIIActivity Director. This position is funded by the Title IIIStrengthening the Institution Program grant. Work performed primarily in an office/classroom setting. Occasionaltravel and extended hours required. While performing the duties ofthis job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity whenentering data into computer. Required abilities include walking,standing, and sitting for extended periods. Visual demands includeclose, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computerscreen. Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionallylifts items up to 10 pounds. About the University Benefits Work Schedule Working TitleSummer Bridge Program Director Close Date Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in the disciplinesof English, Rhetoric, or Writing, or Bachelor’s in English TeacherLicensure and at least 18 hours of graduate work in the disciplineor in Higher Education Leadership or C & I or related field;must have at least two years’ experience teaching; must be adept atmanaging student tutors; must be willing to work some nights andweekends, as well as summers; and must be able to work effectivelywith diverse populations.Please ensure that all relevant application materials includedetails addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants notmeeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified fromconsideration. Does this position require a background check?Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR)Check. Position requires employee complete Arkansas MandatedReporter training prior to employment. For full consideration please apply by 4/30/2021. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterUnofficial College TranscriptsTeaching PhilosophyOptional DocumentsAdditional DocumentProof of Veteran StatusSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Preferred qualifications include experience running summerprogramming for IHE or secondary education; experience working withat-risk student groups. Impeccable dependability and ability tomeet deadlines also requisite. Summary of Job Duties Special Job Dimensions • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise embedded tutors.• Match embedded tutors with Summer Bridge students/groups ofstudents.• Maintain records of embedded tutor interaction with Summer Bridgestudents during their first academic year.• Track and report success of Summer Bridge students during theirfirst academic year. Make modifications to Summer Bridge programbased on assessment results/analysis (in collaboration with WritingCenter Director and Title III Coordinator/Activity Director).• Develop/facilitate programming for Summer Bridge studentsdesigned for team/cohort building and to increase academic successduring their first academic year.• Coordinate with embedded tutors to ensure Summer Bridge studentsengage with pre-fall programming like NSO and otheractivities.• Coordinate with embedded tutors to encourage Summer Bridgestudents to take advantage of student services available to themduring their first academic year, including the Writing Center, theAcademic Success Center, ROAR, etc.• Coordinate with embedded tutors to encourage Summer Bridgestudents to engage with activities/organizations on campus duringtheir first academic year.• Work with the Writing Center Director to promote a culture ofwriting excellence across the university by cultivating connectionsbetween/among the writing center and other UAFS academicprograms.• Other duties as assigned. The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity,affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting andsupporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. TheUniversity welcomes applications without regard to race, religion,color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexualorientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability,family medical history or genetic information, politicalaffiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the UnitedStates on the first day of employment. All applicant information issubject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom ofInformation Act.UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educationalopportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, nationalorigin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation,or gender identify. The University abides by all applicableemployment laws.As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the Universityis committed to provide equal employment opportunities for allapplicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring,transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits andall other aspects of employment. For more than 6,000 students each semester, the University ofArkansas – Fort Smith offers a dynamic and diverse learningcommunity with a student-centered approach focused on the successof the individual. Small class sizes combine with innovative,hands-on learning and research experiences alongside expert facultyto ensure students receive a future-focused education at the mostaffordable tuition rate in the state. The University has undergonesignificant changes since its founding in 1928 and now offers 51bachelor’s and associate degrees, two master’s degrees, and 36certificate programs, all aimed at preparing students for successin the global workforce. UAFS is one of 21 academic institutionsand affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.The second-largest city in the state, Fort Smith is located on theArkansas-Oklahoma border in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley.Established in 1817 as a frontier military post, Fort Smith is nowa vibrant and growing city featuring a variety of culturalactivities and entertainment options, including a thriving downtownarts and entertainment district. Outdoor enthusiasts willappreciate the Natural State’s plentiful trails, mountains,forests, parks, and waterways, both within the city limits andthroughout the surrounding area. The city is also within easydriving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City,Little Rock, and Memphis.The UAFS campus is comprised of 77 buildings and facilities locatedon 170 beautifully-manicured acres and crowned with the Donald W.Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. Students who chooseto live on campus may do so in one of two residence hall complexes,complete with a full-service dining center, or the on-campusapartment complex for married students and upperclassmen. Campusinvolvement is encouraged by participation in more than 100registered student organizations, which includes academicsocieties, a dynamic Greek life system, intramural sports, andcultural/special interest groups. The UAFS Lions compete in theNCAA Division II Lonestar Conference in men’s baseball, women’svolleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country,and tennis. Open Date04/15/2021 • Strategies for enhancing student engagement/success in specificcourses and with the larger university community.• Composition pedagogy, including writing processes, requirementsand conventions of various discourse communities/professionalorganizations, and writing assessment best practices.• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.• Impeccable dependability and ability to meet deadlines. Open Until FilledYes Posting NumberNC00150P * Did you upload your unofficial transcript(s)?YesNo Position Summary DepartmentEnglish Anticipated start date05/17/2021 License(s)/Certifications * Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from a job?YesNo Posting Details * Do you understand that failure to complete the EmploymentHistory section of the application will result in automaticelimination?YesNo The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is seeking highly motivatedapplicants for the position of Summer Bridge Director in a new,grant-funded writing center. The successful applicant will workwith the writing center director and leaders from the Department ofEnglish, Rhetoric & Writing to develop summer bridgeopportunities in Corequisite English. Please see the following formore information on the UAFS Writing Center: * Do you understand that failure to upload your unofficialtranscript(s) may result in an incomplete application packet?YesNo If yes, please describe.(Open Ended Question)* How did you learn of this employment opportunity?(Open Ended Question)last_img read more

Little Feat’s Bill Payne Pens Heartfelt Eulogy For Paul Barrere: “The Fierce Terrain: A Friendship and Alliance”

first_imgIn late October, the music world received the sad news that Little Feat‘s Paul Barrere had passed away at the age of 71. Born in July 1948 in Burbank, CA, Barrere joined Little Feat in 1972 and would go on to provide notable contributions to the rock band’s catalog throughout the rest of the 1970s and again as part of their eventual reunion.On the night of Barrere’s death, Little Feat played a somber show at Huntington, NY’s The Paramount, at which the band dedicated their show-opening “Tripe Face Boogie” to Barrere. In the days since, various artists paid their respects to the late guitarist. However, it wasn’t until three days after, on October 29th, that one of Barrere’s longest-running collaborators, Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne, found the right words to mark the loss.Related: Widespread Panic Pays Tribute To Paul Barrere At ‘Milwookie’ Finale [Review/Videos]In a post on his Facebook page on Sunday, Payne delivered the sincere, heartfelt eulogy for his lost musical brother, titled “The Fierce Terrain: A Friendship and Alliance”, for all the band’s fans to read. You can read the full Bill Payne tribute to Paul Barrere below:The Fierce Terrain: A Friendship and AllianceI will leave it to others to memorialize, to exalt into the heavens someone who wouldn’t have wanted it. Paul Barrere was my band mate, my friend, someone I leaned on and occasionally pushed away. We spent a good measure of our lives engaged in the art of making and playing music with a band that could have only been conjured in a dream. But it was all too real. Little Feat was the one thing that could collectively bring us all together for the purpose of creating something with purpose, our place of refuge and exploration, of comfort, of dismay, and of ultimately what Paul might have called Home Ground.I met Paul in the summer of 1969 at Lowell George’s rustic home, tucked a bit off Rowena Avenue in Los Feliz. The story of Paul auditioning to play bass with Little Feat is well documented, but what isn’t as evident, or wasn’t to me at the time, was just how well he played guitar. Three years later, following the recording of Sailin’ Shoes for Warner Brothers, Lowell alluded that he needed someone to take over some of the guitar duties in Little Feat. He wanted to concentrate more on playing slide—I thought he also wanted to spend more time writing, and having another person in the band might give him more freedom to pursue that and other avenues. Richie Hayward told me about a warehouse in downtown L.A. where Paul would be performing and that we should check him out. That evening Paul Barrere was tearing up the stage with some remarkably aggressive riffs on the guitar. He had a command of the blues that floored me. Richie and I took one look at each other and smiled. Little Feat is shrouded in myth, of course, so there were many roads and scenarios as to how Paul joined the band, and given how life works, they all probably aligned with his becoming the second guitarist. Myth gives way to reality, though, and it wasn’t merely a matter of keeping Lowell happy; Richie and I had to embrace whomever came in, as well. Paul more than exceeded our standards. It was obvious to us he should be in Little Feat. Paul felt the same way.The miles upon miles and time warps that envelop 50 years of knowing someone, the sharing of life’s fortunes and missteps, is what brought me to a convulsion of tears following the second to the last show of our 50th Anniversary tour, October 26, 2019. Leaving yet another hotel—I had been away from home for three months—I saw my friend and manager Cameron Sears standing outside the bus. After putting my luggage in the bay, I came back around to ask if he had any news on Paul. He solemnly told me Paul had passed away at 1:15 that morning. I had been dreading the news ever since he had had to cancel coming out on what would be the last leg of the tour. The cliché that our lives pass before our eyes before we die might hold some truth, but I can tell you that Paul’s passing left me with a kaleidoscopic montage of his and my life, interrupted, by life unfolding in real-time. Images of Paul and I breaking down in tears after the tribute gig to Lowell at the Forum in Los Angeles; surfing with Bert Toulotte on the East Coast; playing golf in Essen, Germany, with older club members and their Lolita-like caddies; taping a jam at our rehearsal room near Cahuenga and Barham, where we somehow spontaneously and simultaneously played a series of licks that came out of the ether, accompanied by our looks of utter disbelief as to just how we had accomplished that, while much later inserting them into what became “Day At the Dog Races”; the drive to his house discussing putting Little Feat back together in 1986, resulting in Let It Roll in 1988; plans and more plans; one of our last calls about his health, his concerns for everyone in the band and his hopes for rejoining us again at some point.The fierce terrain we were enjoined in over these 50 years was reflected in our music, in our journey, and in our understanding that none of it would be easy. Honesty is not always benign, but it is necessary if you are to be truthful to yourself and others. That honesty translates into the songs we wrote, which is why they resonate with so many people. Paul touched many hearts and minds by sharing the gifts he possessed. We have the songs, his voice and all the inflections he commanded, his incredible musical sense as a player, whether playing a searing and soaring slide part or a gentle acoustic guitar. He was a master at rhythm and creating stellar parts to songs of almost any genre. I still can hear the laughter in his voice, still feel the reverberations over misunderstandings, along with knowing that throughout it all we were brothers. I know well the intensity of who he was as a musician, as a man, and I honor that.My tears are of sadness, both for him and for those of us that knew him, that loved him and that carry him in our hearts.The souls circle the sunThey play with the moonLive amongst the starsTheir reflections on the riverAre gifts to your heartfrom Bill’s River BluesBill Payne, Montana, October 29, 2019 Rest easy, Paul…last_img read more