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House District 1 still tied after Friday review — with 1 ballot TBD

first_imgInterior | Politics | State GovernmentHouse District 1 still tied after Friday review — with 1 ballot TBDNovember 24, 2018 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:State Review Board members Lynda Thater-Flemmer and Stuart Sliter review ballots cast in the House District 1 election at the Juneau office of the Alaska Division of Elections on Nov. 23, 2018. Their review left the race in a dead tie — with one ballot flagged for further investigation. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)State Review Board members Lynda Thater-Flemmer and Stuart Sliter tally up ballots cast in the House District 1 election at the Juneau office of the Alaska Division of Elections on Nov. 23, 2018. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)State Review Board member Stuart Sliter discusses part of the election certification process with board member Lynda Thater-Flemmer, seated, and House District 1 candidate Kathryn Dodge, D-Fairbanks, in the Juneau office of the Alaska Division of Elections on Nov. 23, 2018. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)The State Review Board reviews general election ballots at the Juneau office of the Alaska Division of Elections on Nov. 23, 2018. The board members work in bipartisan pairs to certify the results. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)1234 read more

Funerals in Anchorage are being delayed months or canceled during COVID-19

first_imgCoronavirus | SouthcentralFunerals in Anchorage are being delayed months or canceled during COVID-19September 2, 2020 by Kavitha George, Alaska Public Media Share:Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. (Photo by Kavitha George/AKPM)Even in death, we can’t escape the disruptions caused by the pandemic. In Anchorage, some families are postponing burial services. Others are forgoing them altogether.Scott Janssen owns several funeral homes around the Anchorage Bowl and the Mat-Su Valley. He pulled up to the Evergreen Chapel in downtown Anchorage in a black Dodge Charger with Iditarod Finisher plates.“I finished the Iditarod route in 2011 and 2012,” he said. “And then that’s when I started to call myself the Mushing Mortician.”Scott Janssen, owner of Janssen Funeral Homes, stands in front of a hearse outside Evergreen Memorial Chapel in downtown Anchorage. (Photo by Kavitha George)Janssen began working as a funeral director in Alaska in 1985, four years into the AIDS epidemic. He said there was a lot of uncertainty about contagion and transmission at the time, something he’s seeing again now during COVID-19.“My feeling was and is right now with this, we’re in this to help families. And sometimes if you have to put yourself in a position of risk to be able to help other people,” he said. “That’s what we signed up for.”For Janssen and his staff, not a lot has changed with the way they handle bodies. They’re used to wearing protective gear, which is more important now because dead people can still exhale contagious respiratory droplets. His staff wear masks and social distance when they enter people’s houses, and they follow extra disinfecting protocols in the funeral home.But for families, Janssen said things have changed a lot during the pandemic. Normally, he said, clients would wait seven to 10 days between the death of a relative and burial or cremation. But travel restrictions and gathering limitations have made it hard to hold in-person funerals. A handful chose to skip funerals altogether, but many are waiting months or sometimes more than a year to hold a service.“We have two individuals that died last winter that … unless things drastically change in the next two months, [we] are going to be keeping in storage until next June.”Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery director Rob Jones walks along the Columbarium Wall in August, 2020. (Photo by Kavitha George/AKPM)A few blocks down, at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, cemetery director Rob Jones said there’s usually a rush of burials in May and June — people who died over the winter but couldn’t be buried until their plot in the cemetery thawed. Like Janssen, he said that didn’t happen this year.“Partly because families were postponing burials and hoping that things would mellow out and they could travel, we didn’t experience that rush that we normally do,” he said.But Jones said burials began to pick up again as the pandemic wore on through the summer, and families decided not to wait any longer. Two-hundred people a year are buried in the downtown cemetery; Jones is aware of one so far this year who died of COVID-19.Both Jones and Janssen said funerals are smaller now. Where a graveside service might have had 50 people, Jones said he’s now seeing gatherings of just 10. At funeral homes, many families are relying on video calls to include loved ones who are far away or at higher risk of complications from COVID-19.Janssen said during this time of uncertainty, more people are looking ahead to get their affairs in order. Pre-arrangements, where clients pay for their funerals before they die, are up this year, he said.“Everybody right now, all of us are confronted with the fact that we could get sick,” he said. “Everybody I think feels a little bit more mortal, because that could happen to them.”Janssen said his goal is the same as it was before the pandemic — to keep lending support to families in one of the most difficult moments of their lives.Share this story:last_img read more

Laois dog owners urged to ID tag their dogs following another sheep attack

first_img WhatsApp Laois dog owners urged to ID tag their dogs following another sheep attack By Aedín Dunne – 17th January 2020 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Twitter Facebook Another attack on sheep, carried out by three dogs, took place yesterday and Laois Dog Warden Services are urging dog owners to ID Tag. The attack took place yesterday in Fermoyle, between Durrow and Ballinakill.The farmer is still locating his sheep and assessing the full damage of this attack.Laois Dog Pound Shelter shared the news of their attack on their Facebook page with the following message:“Laois Dog Warden is currently checking dog licences throughout the area and county. All dog owners must have their dogs kept under control at all times.“All dogs are required to wear an ID Tag, bearing the name and  address of the owner attached to collar.“All owners must have a valid dog licence for all dogs kept, available from any post office or online at: www.licences.ie“Also, all dogs must have a microchip implanted and all owners current details must be on database. If you come across any dog(s) worrying livestock, please report to Gardai and Local Dog Warden.Thank you.Laois Dog Warden Services.”This attack comes after the issue was raised by Cllr Tom Mulhall at a meeting before Christmas, where he was under the impression that dog attacks were not taken seriously.He said: “You can all laugh but this is no laughing matter. I have seen five ewes pulled asunder and lambs with their heads ripped off.Farmers and families are traumatised when they come on this kind of attack. It’s not just the financial loss, there is an emotional cost as well.”SEE ALSO – Sheep kills ‘no laughing matter’ dog owners warned Facebook News Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest GAA Twitter Previous articleWATCH: Laois castle features in new historic app which ‘brings history to life’Next articleA raft of issues in Laois village need to be tackled Aedín DunneAedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn’t like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise’s bid to 10-in-a-row. Home News Community Laois dog owners urged to ID tag their dogs following another sheep… NewsCommunity Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival TAGSCllr Tom MulhallLaois Dog Pound ShelterLaois Dog Warden Services WhatsApplast_img read more

RADA Promoting Backyard Gardening

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedRADA Promoting Backyard Gardening RelatedRADA Promoting Backyard Gardening RADA Promoting Backyard Gardening UncategorizedMarch 11, 2008center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail With the cost of food impacting heavily on the average householder, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority, (RADA), is encouraging ‘Backyard Gardening’, a standardized programme overseen by its Social Services/Home Economics Unit.In an interview with JIS News, Manager of the Unit, Lorna Gooden, says the backyard gardening project is part of the overall nutrition programme within the unit. “We work with rural women (rural farm families) and we teach them nutrition, in order to help them to improve their knowledge and their attitudes and practices in family nutrition and food preparation,” she explains.The Manager points out that this is geared towards preventing the occurrence of malnutrition, particularly among infants and to increase the participation of rural farm families in home food production, that is, producing some of the food that you have to eat, in your backyard.She points out that the programme was initiated from the inception of RADA, in 1990, when the unit became part of the organization’s extension delivery service. Mrs. Gooden highlights some of the benefits of home food production. “You can provide your family with nutritious and fresh foods; you can save a lot of money if you do not have to buy expensive foods in the market; you can earn money by selling some of what you grow; and you can also preserve some of what you grow for later use,” she tells JIS News.Even though the nutrition programme is geared mainly towards rural farm families, Mrs. Gooden says the programme is also encouraged in urban areas. “Urban people might not have land space, but might need to grow these crops in their containers; so it also includes container gardening,” she adds.She notes that the programme has been extended to include some schools in the Corporate Area, church groups, senior citizens groups, and any grouping of persons who need the assistance.Mrs. Gooden says despite the challenges, she feels the programme has been successful. “A lot of our home food producers complain of not having enough money to fence, for example, the little plot they are growing, and you have stray animals that will eat the crops. Sometimes they suffer from flooding when there is excessive rain or adverse weather conditions, but on a whole, I can say it has been successful. It has helped households to improve on their meals and to really provide nutritious mixes of food within their little plots to satisfy the family nutrition,” she points out.The Manager also notes that the Ministry of Agriculture would be providing more assistance soon. “We are not able to get to as many persons as we would like, because of the limited number in our staffing. However, the Ministry has recognized the need, and is promoting a larger back-yard gardening programme, which will include the provision of gardening kits,” she says.“That is to be rolled out at a later date, but in the meantime, we continue in our limited way to help to ease the pressure, especially in these times when the cost of food is expensive,” she adds.Mrs. Gooden tells JIS News that in addition to teaching the people how to grow the crops, the Home Economics Unit also has the responsibility of teaching them how to utilize them in their meals. “We teach them how to preserve.we also use these foods as food promotion activities to show the versatility of our local foods,” the Manager says.“The satisfaction is not just to satisfy your nutrition needs but also it’s a means of getting exercise. Most of all, you can get the pleasure of knowing that you grow the food at your family table, all by yourself,” she says.Newly appointed RADA Parish Manager for Kingston and St. Andrew, Stanley Dodd, says there are various segments under the programme, which range from livestock (which are mainly chickens), to crops, which include vegetables and legumes.He says the programme can be carried out by anyone and it encourages ordinary persons to do farming.“We mostly do rural agriculture, but we do some urban agriculture in Kingston and St. Andrew. It is not just a rural thing; it is something that can be done by any householder or any family,” he tells JIS News.Mr. Dodd says he is hoping to start a programme in Kingston and St. Andrew, as “there are backyard gardens but they are not organized or promoted by us.”“Backyard gardening essentially refers to the proximity and easy access to fresh produce, in that, it prevents you having to go to the market as the crops are readily available right at home,” he points out.He says the main benefit of the programme is economic, as instead of having to purchase everything that you need as food, you will be able to provide this for yourself at a low cost. “When you reap the crops fresh, it is more presentable and more palatable,” he adds.Mr. Dodd also notes that the programme saves time, in that, persons can just step outside (their houses) and reap, and they are sure of the conditions under which the crops are grown. Public Health Inspectors, he says, visit the gardens that have already been established to see how well persons are keeping them, and if they are following correct procedures.He says the programme “has been catching on, allowing a lot of us to have a better appreciation for farming.”Persons who need more information about the programme, can contact Mrs. Gooden at RADA’s head office at 977-1158-60. RelatedRADA Promoting Backyard Gardeninglast_img read more

Design Expo To Showcase Student-Built Engineering Projects

first_imgA device intended to keep popcorn from burning, called “The Popcorn Popper Stopper,” and a microwavable ski boot liner will be among the innovative new products designed by University of Colorado at Boulder engineering students and demonstrated at the ITLL Fall Design Expo.Nearly 50 student inventions created by both first-year and senior design teams will be showcased at the Expo, to be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5.The Expo is free and open to the public. The exhibition of students’ creative ingenuity will be in the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s award-winning Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, located on Regent Drive about one block south of Colorado Avenue.Free parking is available on Saturdays in the Regent Drive Autopark, across the street from ITLL.In addition to designing innovative new products, many students have designed devices to meet the needs of specific clients. For example, one student invention will help a man who suffered a stroke regain the mobility he needs to write a letter. Another device improves the maneuverability of a bi-ski for disabled athletes. Yet another team of students has designed a prototype of a climate-controlled habitat that will sustain insects, or “bugonauts,” in space.Five teams of students who created zany “Rube Goldberg” contraptions will link together their devices during the Expo in an attempt to set a world record for the most consecutive steps by their devices. The goal is to have at least 120 steps. The devices, which honor the World War II-era engineer and cartoonist, are elaborate contraptions built to perform simple tasks using a number of unusual processes and transitions.Most of the students are taking the College of Engineering’s first-year projects course, which gives them hands-on design and building experience early in their careers. The course is taught in the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, which officially opened in April 1997, offering a state-of-the-art experiential learning environment. Published: Nov. 29, 1998 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Newsweek Correspondent And Author Daniel Glick To Speak On 1998 Vail Fires At CU-Boulder March 12

first_img Published: Feb. 27, 2001 Newsweek correspondent and local author Daniel Glick will speak and sign his new book “Powder Burn” at the University of Colorado at Boulder on March 12 at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. When arsonists struck Vail in October 1998, doing $12 million in damage to chairlifts and mountaintop buildings, the town and its environs had become a powder keg of social and economic unrest. Though it was widely assumed that the fires were set by radical environmentalists furious at the resort’s plans to develop new ski terrain in a vast swath of old-growth lynx habitat, no evidence for their culpability was ever found. In “Powder Burn,” Glick reveals that, in fact, the list of potential suspects in the crime was long, given the number of enemies the ski area’s owners had made since acquiring the resort in 1996. Tinder lay in the tensions between disgruntled locals and Vail Resorts, Inc., a group of Wall Street financiers who took the company public and made shareholder returns paramount, traditions and community be damned. Glick’s “whodunit” arson probe is a compelling entree into a wider tale of intrigue, a saga of the cultural clash that ensues when wealth and enormous corporate power invade a once-pristine alpine valley and ski town. It is a story happening throughout the “New West,” as modem cowboys and wealthy lifestyle refugees have displaced ranchers, miners and loggers; as farms give way to 12,000 square-foot trophy homes and golf courses; and as new trails are cut into untouched forest for coveted ski-in, ski-out access. Glick will share excerpts from his book, accompanied by slides. Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by CU-Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism and the Center of the American West. “Powder Burn” is a recent release by the New York publisher Public Affairs. For more information, contact the Center for Environmental Journalism at (303) 492-4114. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Colorado Gives Day: Support the 2018 Colorado Combined Campaign

first_img Dear colleagues:The Colorado Combined Campaign (CCC) turns 30 years old in 2018, and we need your help to make this year the best one yet!In addition to your daily service to fellow Coloradans, state employees are also among the strongest supporters of our vibrant nonprofit community. Through the CCC workplace giving program, you have given $34 million to hundreds of organizations representing important causes in every corner of our state. Over the past three decades, the CCC has evolved into a charitable institution that supports important and necessary work across Colorado—and is something state employees should be proud of.Please join me in making a donation to the CCC this year. We are looking to increase the number of state employees participating by 7 percent. Your gift, whatever the size, is much needed and appreciated.Thank you, again, for everything you do to make Colorado the best state to live, work, and play!Sincerely,John W. Hickenlooper Governor Published: Dec. 4, 2018 2018 Colorado Combined CampaignLearn more about the Colorado Combined Campaign—the state of Colorado’s employee workplace giving program—at www.colorado.gov/ccc.Give Now Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

Gov’t Gets US$687,000 Grant to Develop National Spatial Plan

first_imgAdvertisements Gov’t Gets US$687,000 Grant to Develop National Spatial Plan Office of the Prime MinisterJuly 28, 2010 RelatedGov’t Gets US$687,000 Grant to Develop National Spatial Plan RelatedGov’t Gets US$687,000 Grant to Develop National Spatial Plancenter_img RelatedGov’t Gets US$687,000 Grant to Develop National Spatial Plan FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says the Government has received a technical assistance grant of US$687,000 from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to assist in the development of a National Spatial Plan.Making the disclosure in the House of Representatives today (July 27) during his contribution to the 2010/11 Sectoral Debate, Mr. Vaz said the National Spatial Plan will provide the basis for the optimal use of the nation’s land resources and outline the framework for their effective use and management.The project is being implemented by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) with technical support from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).Additionally, Mr. Vaz said during the last fiscal year, a draft development order for St. James was completed.He said further that draft development orders for Manchester, Kingston and St. Andrew and Negril/Green Island were now being reviewed by the Forward Planning Committee of the Town and Country Planning Authority.Development orders for Trelawny and Portland have been forwarded to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, he said.In the meantime, Mr. Vaz said the Natural Resources Conservation Authority Wastewater and Sludge Regulations are expected to be gazetted shortly.These regulations, he said, were prepared after a comprehensive consultative process and will provide the framework for the construction, modification and operation of wastewater treatment facilities.“Licensees, when the legislation is passed, will begin to operate under the polluter pays principle,” Mr. Vaz informed.last_img read more

Strongarm robbery at a deli

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeStrongarm robbery at a deli May. 10, 2016 at 6:00 amCrimeStrongarm robbery at a delieditor5 years agocaliforniacity of santa monicacrimecrime in santa monicaCrime WatchLos AngelesNewsSanta Monicasanta monica californiaSanta Monica Crimesanta monica newssanta monica officerssanta monica policestrongarm robbery ON APRIL 29 AT APPROXIMATELY 8:10 P.M.Officers responded to a radio call of a strong armed robbery at the Interactive Café – 215 Broadway. Officers determined the suspect, Jose Antoniano, homeless, entered the deli and selected merchandise. Antoniano was confronted by an employee. Antoniano raised his fists and threatened the employee. He then exited the store without paying for the merchandise. He was located on the pier by officers and taken into custody. Bail was set at $50,000.Note: Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Tags :californiacity of santa monicacrimecrime in santa monicaCrime WatchLos AngelesNewsSanta Monicasanta monica californiaSanta Monica Crimesanta monica newssanta monica officerssanta monica policestrongarm robberyshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCarousel Cafe could become city’s 22nd StarbucksLetter: Don’t be fooled by the anti-Airport, pro-development crowdYou Might Also LikeBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press16 hours agoBriefsNews“Righting Our Wrongs” performance on June 11Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsSEATTLE Feds plan to curtail West Coast salmon fishing to help orcasGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsBeach House Begins Community Re-Opening June 15Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsInput Invited for Marine Park Improvement ProjectsGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsPublic Health Emphasizes the Importance of Vaccinations as Distancing and Masking Guidelines Relax Next WeekGuest Author2 days agolast_img read more

Park wins in Taiwan, keeps No. 1 ranking

first_imgTAIPEI, Taiwan – Six days after taking the No. 1 spot in the world from Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park was a notch above the American again at Miramar. Park won the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her third victory of the year and 12th tour title, holding off Lewis by two strokes. The 26-year-old South Korean player closed with a 1-under 71 in light rain to finish at 22-under 266. The victory capped a hectic Asian trip centered around her marriage last month to swing coach Gi Hyeob-nam. ”I think this will be my wedding gift for myself,” Park said. ”It’s a good feeling and maybe people who said, ‘She’s not going to play as well as when she was not married.’ I think we can put that wrong.” Park shot 64-62-69 to take a four-stroke lead over Lewis and China’s Shanshan Feng into the final round. ”I think playing with Stacy, I really wanted to play well,” Park said. ”Obviously, being able to win the tournament was a great accomplishment. It was a tough day and I got nervous on every hole today, even on the 18th hole.” The second-ranked Lewis, also a three-time winner this year, shot 69. ”I hung in there all day and just made Inbee work for it,” Lewis said. ”That was the goal. You give Inbee four shots, it’s a tough task to overcome. She hit the shots when she needed to coming in.” After Lewis birdied the par-4 16th to pull within one, Park birdied the par-3 17th to regain her two-stroke lead. Her only other birdies came on the first two holes and she bogeyed the last two holes on the front nine. ”I don’t think this is the last time we’ll be battling at the end of a tournament,” Lewis said. ”I think we’re both playing some really good golf right now. It’s unfortunate, I guess, for the fans it’s the end of the season, but we have a few tournaments left and hopefully we’ll do it again.” Park won the Manulife Financial in June in Canada and took the LPGA Championship in August for her fifth major title. Last year, she swept the first three majors and won six times. Third-ranked Lydia Ko was third at 17 under after a 66, the best score Sunday. The 17-year-old New Zealander won the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters in December at Miramar. ”I think I played really well here in Asia,” Ko said. ”I’ve enjoyed it and I’m excited for a week off next week.” Spain’s Azahara Munoz had a 69 to finish fourth at 16 under Feng closed with a 76 to drop into a tie for sixth at 13 under. Michelle Wie had weekend rounds of 72-72 to tie for 20th at 6 under in a group that included Norway’s Suzann Pettersen and Taiwan’s Yani Tseng. Pettersen, the winner the last two years at Sunrise, finished with a 71. Tseng, the winner of the inaugural event in 2011, shot 70. She won the last of her 15 LPGA Tour titles in March 2012.last_img read more