Pinterest Facebook Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Permian’s season ended with Game 2 regional semifinal loss to PlanoNext articlePBAF Emergency Relief Fund admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Local News Musical Fundraiser Local News Musical Fundraiser Tickets for The Last Five YearsThe Globe of the Great Southwest, 2308 Shakespeare Road, has scheduled the musical “The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown at 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday.Proceeds will go towards scholarships for Odessa College students. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – May 19, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter OC employee of the year always learning ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleCreamy Fruit SaladSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Lake Huron will be scanned for underwater discoveries. Marine scientists working for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary have set out to replace decades old data by using sound wave technology.Wednesday marked day one for the two week research mission.“We’re going to an area that hasn’t really been explored,” said marine spatial ecologist Charlie Menza. He will use a side scan sonar system to map the lake’s bottom floor on NOAA’s Storm boat. The area he’s boating to is about 60 meters deep beyond the Bay.“A lot of Great Lakes were mapped before the 1950’s,” he said, “so the data is very old.” The underwater scanner will refresh previous research with better images.Hydrographer Brent Johnston said, “It spread lots of individual beams out.” The invisible beams represent sound waves, but you can see them on a computer monitor. Darker colors mean deeper waters. Once sound goes out, Johnston will watch for acoustic sounds to bounce back “to get very precise measurements from the distance between the multi–beam sonar and the lake floor.”This research is important to the National Marine Sanctuary for two reasons. First, NOAA can find sunken vessels. Storm boat Captain Travis Smith said the team found two new shipwrecks a year ago on a different ship. Second, researchers aboard want to understand the quantity and quality of fish habitats.“That’s kind of the goal,” said Smith, “to do one survey and have it useful to as many people as possible.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Special projects in Alpena County to close roadsNext Minute with the Mayor: syringe service program and upcoming election
Local authorities say they have arrested a man they believe is the “Pillowcase Rapist,” who is blamed for attacking more than 40 women in South Florida during the early 1980s.Law enforcement officials have identified the suspect as 60-year-old Robert Eugene Koehler, a registered sex offender from Palm Bay.He was arrested on Saturday and is being held at a jail in Brevard County, awaiting transfer to Miami-Dade.The Pillowcase Rapist allegedly terrorized women in an area stretching from South Miami to Deerfield Beach between May 1981 and February 1986.Photo courtesy: Brevard County Sheriff’s OfficeUsing a pillowcase, towel or shirt in order to hide his identity, the rapist broke into town homes and apartments, attacking at least 44 women during that timeframe.This is a developing story.
The World Health Organization is holding off on declaring the coronavirus a global health emergency.The WHO held an emergency meeting yesterday in Switzerland and plans to meet again today on the matter and are closely monitoring the “public health event.”Scott also asked Redfield to release more information about the federal government’s public health measures against the virus in coordination with state and local health officials.China’s most recent release of information places the death toll at 17, and reports doctors are treating 544 cases. Virologists are concerned there could be more unreported cases since some of the people infected only show mild symptoms.According to the CDC’s Tuesday report, the coronavirus patient in the U.S. is a man in his 30s who had returned to Seattle from Wuhan and remained in isolation at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.Chinese officials will start a quarantine in Wuhan on Thursday. Sen. Rick Scott is asking the CDC to “take swift action” against a deadly cross-border outbreak of a new strain of the coronavirus, which started its human-to-human transmission in central China. Scott sent CDC Director Robert Redfield a letter expressing his concern over the accuracy of the information that Chinese health officials have released since the cluster of respiratory infections was linked to animals at a market in Wuhan.There is no vaccine or specific treatment for the virus, which officials said has already spread to Washington State, Thailand, Japan, Macao and South Korea. Sen. Scott is asking the CDC for more information.“China is rarely forthcoming,” Scott wrote on Twitter.Today, I’m urging the @CDCgov to take swift action to combat the threat of the #coronavirus & protect the health of Americans.China is rarely forthcoming, & I’m extremely concerned about the outbreak, which has already infected hundreds, including at least one person in the US. pic.twitter.com/abhbHIODpV— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) January 22, 2020
Police say 62-year-old Graham De Luis-Conti, a convicted child molester, is the second inmate to die after being beaten with a walking cane by another inmate last week at a central California prison.According to authorities Jonathan Watson, 41, used the cane to beat the heads of two inmates convicted of child molestation. Both victims were serving life prison sentences for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old.Watson has served 10 years of a life sentence for first-degree murder and discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury or death.Officials say the will continue to investigate the incidents.
However, Brouillette is also concerned about threats to the nation’s power grid that most people cannot see.He is warning of so-called “cyber storms,” or hacking attacks from U.S. adversaries that can be just as dangerous to a power grid as a hurricane.“We have actors that would work very hard to disrupt portions of the distribution of electricity all throughout the country,” Brouilette adds.Still, he does not believe that any adversary has the capability to shut off power nation-wide.At President Donald Trump’s direction, the Department of Energy is now working with the Department of Defense on a task force designed to protect the U.S. power grid from hacking attacks.“I must say, it’s a daily fight,” Brouillette says. “It’s every single day and every hour of every day.” U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette says he is confident that Florida’s energy grid is prepared to withstand the next major hurricane.“The utilities in Florida are prepared for what may be an above average hurricane season,” he explains.Brouillette last month inspected the power grid’s preparedness for a hurricane and toured Turkey Point, a nuclear power station in Homestead.“As we do get ready for the hurricane season, as we do make these preparations, it’s to understand the importance of nuclear energy,” says Brouilette.Nearly two-thirds of Floridians were left without power after Hurricane Irma in September of 2017.Since that time, the state has required utility companies to change the way they plan and prepare for major storms.
The West Kootenay Wildcats, based in Castlegar, finished third at the B.C. Hockey Female Bantam provincials in Kelowna.Nelson Minor Hockey product Jesse Cooper, joined by two other Heritage City players — Emma Hare and Jena Wheeldon — agreed to blog the happenings of the Cats for The Nelson Daily.The Wildcats opened with a 2-0 win over Kamloops in the eight-team tournament Sunday. However, the Cats couldn’t keep the drive going losing in the semi final round Tuesday to North Shore 3-0. West Kootenay concludes the tournament Wednesday by defeating Prince George 3-1 to claim the bronze medal.Here’s the account of the Cats final day from winger Jesse Cooper.The final game was a tough game but in the end we won 3-1. Before the game most of the girls were sad as this would be our last game together as a team. When (coach) Cary (Fisher) came in to talk to us he said, “You don’t have to play for your parents or us coaches, you have to play for your teammates.”Lindsay Swanson scored two goals from the blue line and Steph Mcualey got a greasy goal of front of the net. At the end the coaches left use in our room to say our goodbyes. Many tears were shed as some for some of the girls, that was there last game of hockey while also many of the second years would move up to midget. All people no that teenage girls don’t always get along, but the West Kootenay wildcats did. Never once were there arguments and no one was ever left out. Our team worked together and it showed in the way we played. I would also like to give a shout out to our goalies Morgan Flynn and Lauren Biggz for all there amazing saves and keeping us in the game many of times. It was a season I will never forget and it was an honor to play with these girls.
…as more contracts given to minister’s companyLocal transparency watchdog, Transparency International Guyana Inc (TIGI) has underscored the need for clear policy to avoid conflict of interests in light of fresh revelations that the multi-media company owned by, Public Telecommunications Minster Cathy Hughes, has in fact received multiple contracts from the government.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy HughesThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday disclosed that Videomega Productions, the company owned by Minister Hughes has benefited from several lucrative contracts from the Ministry of Public Telecommunications, which she heads.According to the PPP, within the space of months the minister’s company cashed in on over $10.3 million in government contracts including ones from her ministry.The party revealed that the company received a contracts value in excess of $900,000 and $100,000 for advertisement of vacancies and Facebook page respectively in June 2018 and then another in September to the tune of $2.2 million for CTU/ITC Roadshow – all from the Telecommunications Ministry which Hughes heads.In addition, PPP said Videomega Productions also benefited from another five contracts awarded by other ministries. These include the Public Infrastructure Ministry in September 2018 for television advertisement at more than $250,000; Business Ministry in September 2018 for Caribbean Tourism Diaspora Forum at over $190,000; Education Ministry in July 2018 for video production at $1.4 million; Natural Resources Ministry in May 2018 for artwork at $1.4 million, and the Public Health Ministry in July 2018 for advertisement value $3.5 million.No denialHowever, in a response to the PPP, the company sent out a statement after midnight on Thursday in which it did not deny receiving the contracts mentioned by the Opposition but instead, refuted the value of the contracts as stated by the PPP.“The payments received by Videomega are paid over directly to the media houses (where the ads were placed) and therefore, it is disingenuous for the PPP to say that $10.3 million is revenue earned by Videomega Productions when they know that the payment goes directly to the media houses. The company will provide the invoices issued for the sums referred to in the PPP statement as soon as it retrieves it from its auditors,” the company assured.It went onto reiterate in the missive that Minister Hughes “does not participate in the running of the company.”Despite this, however, TIGI in a statement on Friday explained that while there may not be any direct actions that constitute a ‘conflict of interest’, whenever a minister or public official owns or have private interests in a company then there is the possibility of favoritism being be shown to that company due to the known association with the government.TIGI pointed out that an examination of the procurement procedures would provide important insights on the potential for such an occurrence. As such, the transparency watchdog noted that in order for Guyana to make progress with regards to “transparency and corruption perception” then it is important to address issue that arise decisively and in ways that close opportunities for recurrence.“Establishing a clear policy on specific actions that should be taken by minsters and other public officials who have firms that compete for local business especially with the government would enhance our attempts to address conflict of interest in government. We should also recognize that the code of conduct for public officers is weak. It fails to articulate any specific penalties for breaches and it should be strengthened,” TIGI contended in a statement on Friday.According to the local transparency body, conflict of interest is a huge problem in Guyana and this recent cases within the Coalition Government highlights the need now more than ever for this matter to be properly dealt with especially as the country is on the cusp of becoming on oil producing nation.“This conflict of interest situation provides Guyanese with an opportunity for reflection on the companies that will be generated in the petroleum economy and on whether our elected leaders will have the consciousness of history to take steps to safeguard the interest of the (the country and its people),” the transparency watchdog stated.
FEATURES: Karen Gorman Casting are looking for around 8-10 child models aged 5 – 16 years for a Back-to-School campaign for a major retailer.Images will be featured in the 2016 Back-to-School catalogue and in-store for up to 3 months. The shoot would be no longer than 1 day per model, taking place in Kildare.Anyone interested in applying should send 2 close-up photos (1 with smile, 1 with no smile) and 1 full length shot with your name, age, height in centimetres, your clothing size and shoe size.The shots can be taken on a phone, but they should be taken in good light, clearly showing the subject’s face with no hats or shades, etc. Please make sure shots are recent with current hair-cut, etc as we will be making decisions based on these shots.It’s also very important that we know your exact height as there will be a number of set-ups for pairs and groups which are height specific – so please check this before applying and make sure the information is all accurate. For full length photo, candidates should be dressed in school uniform or similar attire, but no need to look too neat / tidy as the shots will be very relaxed and we’re looking for personalities to come across.Please send applications to [email protected] by Friday 10th June at 6pmECT: Please put model’s name and age in the subject bar – eg: “SAM – 10”INCLUDE:1) Close Up Shot with smile2) Close Up shot with no smile3) Full Length Shot4) Exact Height in CMs5) Clothing Sizes6) Shoe Size7) Contact Details for Parent / GuardianOnly fully completed applications can be considered and we can only get back to successful applicants.The very best of luck!CHILD MODELS WANTED FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL CAMPAIGN FOR MAJOR RETAILER was last modified: June 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Back to schoolchildrenFeaturesMajor RetailerModelsnews
New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reduced prices of select models by up to Rs 10.9 lakh from immediate effect to pass on benefits of new tax rates under GST expected to be rolled out in July. The estimated price reduction post GST, in case it comes into effect from July 1 2017 onwards, will be up to 12 per cent and will vary from state to state on a model-wise basis, JLR India said in a statement. Consequently, such price reduction linked benefits will be passed onto the customers with immediate effect on select stock of vehicles, it added. The benefits, which will vary from state to state and will be in the range of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5.7 lakh on Jaguar XE sedan and Rs 4 lakh to Rs 10.9 lakh on Jaguar XJ. On Land Rover models — Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque, the benefits will vary from Rs 3.3 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh, the company said. These models are currently priced between Rs 37.25 lakh and Rs 1.02 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). “Implementation of GST is a historical moment for India which will not only benefit consumers but is also expected to make the whole tax regime simpler and more transparent,” JLR India President and Managing Director Rohit Suri said. The company has proactively passed on benefits linked to the expected price reduction to customers with immediate effect but it will be valid only for June in case GST isnt implemented by July 1, he added. JLR currently produces five name-plates in India ? three Jaguar name-plates, XE, XF and XJ and two Land Rover name- plates, Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Yesterday, Ford India announced discounts of up to Rs 30,000 on its compact SUV EcoSport, sedan Aspire and hatchback Figo. German luxury carmakers, Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW have already announced benefits, price reduction and lower interest rates for their respective products. Large cars are expected to become cheaper due to lower tax incidence under GST as compared to the current system. Under the GST regime, cars will attract the top rate of 28 per cent with a cess in the range of 1 to 15 per cent on top of it. While small petrol cars with engine less than 1,200 cc will attract 1 per cent cess, those with a diesel engine of less than 1,500 cc will attract 3 per cent cess. Large cars with engine greater than 1,500 cc and SUVs with length more than 4 metres and engine higher than 1,500 cc will attract cess of 15 per cent. PTI MSS RKL MRadvertisement