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Jeremy Jones: An Open Letter to Republicans on Climate Change

first_imgDear Republican Voters:We need to talk. I’m a professional snowboarder, and during a 25-year career I’ve seen first-hand how winters have changed, how they’ve gotten warmer and inconsistent. For example, in the last thirty years, the northern hemisphere has lost a million square miles of spring snowpack and every year has been warmer than average since 1976. There has not been a colder than average year globally since I was a year old.I know these changes worry you, too. “Sunny-day” flooding is a normal event now in Florida, sending sea water pouring into streets and homes at high tide, and a chunk of ice nearly the size of Delaware could break away from Greenland at any time. These are all glimpses into the future. Yeah, I know that the leaders of your party say climate change is a hoax, a global conspiracy, that it’s natural cycles, etc. We both know that’s not true. The science proves it and polls show that Americans overwhelmingly think climate change is a problem that the government needs to address.Despite this loud cry for action, the GOP leadership, the people sworn to serve your best interests, are ignoring you and trying to kill the modest progress America has made in moving toward a cleaner and more prosperous economy. A new study shows that killing the Clean Power Plan, as President Trump and congressional Republicans are trying to do, will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars and cause more than 100,000 premature deaths due to air pollution.Republican leaders want to kill these efforts because they’ve put ExxonMobil, Peabody Energy and other fossil fuel companies before your best interests. That’s called crony capitalism, and it’s a complete affront to the free market principles. The GOP is the only major political party in the world that rejects climate science. Right-wing parties throughout Europe get it. As does China, who just closed 104 coal-fired power plants and intends to spend more than $360 billion on renewable energy through 2020, creating 13 million new jobs.And recently, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said that “CO2 isn’t a primary contributor to global warming.” Let’s be real, Scott Pruitt knows better, but it’s not about him. It’s about the GOP’s continued commitment to the fossil fuel industry, refusing to accept the authority of climate science and block any future climate policy.There was a time in American history when Republicans championed science and worked with Democrats to achieve some of our country’s greatest conservation and environmental victories. Millions of acres set aside for public lands, iconic national parks, the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, the EPA and the Wilderness Act were all bipartisan legislative wins that cleaned up our air and water, saved lives and preserved our most beautiful landscapes. These initiatives have been engines of economic prosperity. Our national parks are the envy of the world. When you stand on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, you are awed just like I am.Let’s be straight: I’m not a Democrat. I’m not a Republican either. I’m a concerned American, a husband, a father, a small businessman and a job creator. I hate taxes, too. I want smart and lean and effective government. I would be happy to support the Republican Party one day, but today, on some of the most important issues of our time – climate change, the environment, our children’s future – the Republican Party has gone off the rails.So, ok, our leaders don’t believe in climate science, but what about job creation and energy independence?  We all want the same results, it’s just a matter of how we get there.Working together, we can do better. The solution to American job losses, economic stagnation and climate change is a rapid deployment of renewable energies. Rebuilding our aging and decrepit utility grid and powering it with green energy would revitalize our economy for the coming century like the construction of our interstate highway system did in the last century. Generating wind and solar power is now as cheap or cheaper than producing fossil fuel power. And you can’t outsource rooftop solar panel installations.This transition to renewables is already happening despite GOP opposition – and despite ten times the amount of government subsidies – corporate welfare – for fossil fuels. The technology exists to solve this, and today, clean energy jobs exceed the number of jobs in oil, gas and coal development.“Work with me to convince the White House and Congress to make America a global leader in the renewable energy economy and unleash American entrepreneurialism that creates the good-paying jobs of the future.”Let’s put our foot on the accelerator by using good old-fashioned conservative Republican free market principles. A group of prominent Republicans recently announced a plan that represents a smart path forward. “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends” would require polluters to pay to dump their greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. You don’t get to dump your garbage for free. Why should they? Revenues collected from these so-called carbon fee and dividend plans would be returned to citizens in the form of tax relief. This is common sense tax reform that would both lower pollution and offset other despised taxes, while also stimulating renewable energy creation.Work with me to convince the White House and Congress to make America a global leader in the renewable energy economy and unleash American entrepreneurialism that creates the good-paying jobs of the future. Jobs designing, manufacturing and installing the batteries and electric vehicles and solar panels and energy saving devices. Let’s harness the muscle and know-how of laid-off miners and wildcatters and put them to work erecting wind turbines and building a smart electric grid.The only thing standing in our way is Republican leadership. Climate change should not be a partisan issue. We have a mid-term election in 2018, with the opportunity to remove congressional officeholders who are stalling progress on climate.  I urge Republican voters to tell their candidates to get to work—or get out. The only hope for our climate, our future, is citizenship, and elected leaders who put principle before party.Bio: Jeremy Jones is a professional snowboarder and founder of the climate action nonprofit Protect Our Winters. He lives in Truckee, Calif., with his wife and two children.last_img read more

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Outdoor Updates: Climate Change and Poop + Tourists let Baby Dolphin Die

first_imgTourists pull baby dolphin out of ocean to take photos, and then leave it to die In February, tourists at a beach resort in Buenos Aires, Argentina pulled a baby Franciscan dolphin from the ocean and began taking selfies with it, says the country’s Wildlife Foundation. The beachgoers were rough with the dolphin and passed it around the group, eventually leaving it to die. The Franciscan dolphin is vulnerable to extinction; there are only 30,000 of its kind left in the world. In the decades since people began summiting Denali, climbers have left behind 66 tons of feces on the tallest mountain in North America. Thanks to climate change, that feces is expected to begin melting out of the Kahiltna glacier that contains much of it, possibly as early as this year. It’s long been known that Denali has a poop problem. Last year, the National Park Service instituted a policy that all human waste created below 14,000 feet on Denali must be packed off of the mountain. But five of the six guiding companies that lead climbers to the summit have begun voluntarily carrying all excrement off of the 20,310-foot mountain, regardless of where it was produced. About 1,200 climbers attempt to summit the mountain each year, producing about two metric tons of waste annually. Coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice owe 4.3 million for mine safety violations Companies belonging to the family of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice owe 4.3 million dollars in delinquent debt for mine safety violations, according to an Ohio Valley ReSources analysis of federal mine safety data. The debt owed by the Justice family has grown since 2016, when Justice ran for governor and pledged to pay the then 2.6 million the companies owed in mine safety violation fines. The companies, which are mainly controlled by Governor Justice’s children, have the highest delinquent mine safety debt in the U.S. mining industry. The delinquent penalties occurred between June 2009 and August 2018 at 71 mines in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. Thawing on Alaska’s Denali could soon reveal decades of poop Advocates remind the public that humans should never touch dolphins in the wild. Interaction with humans may negatively impact a dolphin’s behavior and reproductive patterns. Dolphins are naturally curious, but their curiosity should not be interpreted as friendly behavior. In the United States, swimming with or touching wild dolphins may be considered harassment under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and is therefore against the law. last_img read more

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Somali Pirates Attack French Military Flagship

first_imgBy Dialogo October 09, 2009 La unica forma de combatir la pirateria, es manteniendo un grupo de marinos de la tripulacion del buque, entrenados y armados de escopetas contra motines, para repeler el abordage. esta medida no puede operar en barcos cisternas que trasporten GAS! es altamente peligrosa, por sucapacidad de explotar con una chispa de un tiro. Somali pirates attempted to storm the French navy’s 18,000 tonne flagship in the Indian Ocean after mistaking it for a cargo vessel, the French military said. The crew of La Somme, a 160-metre (525-foot) command vessel and fuel tanker, easily saw off the brazen night-time assault by lightly armed fighters on two lightweight skiffs and captured five pirates, a spokesman said. “The pirates, who because of the darkness took the French ship for a commercial vessel, were on board two vessels and opened fire with Kalashnikovs,” Admiral Christophe Prazuck said in Paris. La Somme is the French command vessel in the Indian Ocean, overseeing French air, sea and land forces fighting Somali pirates and hunting terrorists under the banner of the US-led Operation Enduring Freedom. Officers on the ship have directed commando operations to free French hostages in the hands of Somali pirates. The pirates tried to flee when they realised their mistake but were pursued by French forces who, after an hour-long chase, caught one of the skiffs, Prazuck said. On it they found five men but no weapons, water or food as the pirates had apparently thrown all of the boat’s contents overboard, the spokesman said. A Western official at sea in the area, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, said that there had been an exchange of fire between the warship and the pirate launches. “One of the skiffs managed to get away in the night because La Somme was busy with the first pirate boat,” he said. “Despite the arrival of other vessels, they haven’t yet managed to find the second boat,” he said, adding that many warships in the area were busy hunting another group which attacked a cargo ship off the Seychelles on Sunday. The world’s naval powers have deployed dozens of warships to the lawless waters off Somalia over the past year to curb attacks by pirates in one of the world’s busiest maritime trade routes. La Somme was operating 250 nautical miles (460 kilometres) off the Somali coast, on its way to resupply fuel to frigates patrolling shipping lanes as part of the European Union’s Operation Atalanta anti-piracy mission. This was not the first time that Somali pirates have mistakenly attacked a French naval vessel. Several pirates were captured in May when they attempted to board a frigate in the area. Somalia has had no proper government since it plunged into lawlessness after President Mohamed Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991. The country is riven by factional fighting and pirate gangs operate freely from several ports along its Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden coasts. According to the environmental watchdog Ecoterra International, at least 163 attacks have been carried out by Somali pirates since the start of 2009 alone, 47 of them successful hijackings. Last year, more than 130 merchant ships were attacked, an increase of more than 200 percent on 2007, according to the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Pirates have in recent weeks resumed attacks with the end of the monsoon season. Last week Somali gunmen captured Spanish fishing boat The Alakrana with 36 crew members in the Indian Ocean. The US Maritime Administration warned last month that the end of the monsoon season was likely to bring an increase in piracy off Somalia and urged shipping companies to be vigilant. Calmer waters allow pirates, who often operate in small fibreglass skiffs towed out to sea by captured fishing vessels, to hijack freighters, trawlers and private yachts. Cruise vessels have also been attacked.last_img read more

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April 30, 2006 Letters

first_imgApril 30, 2006 Letters Letters Gay Adoption A fair summary of the April 1 letter to the editor regarding gay adoption would be that foster children adopted by gay people are more vulnerable to sexual predators than children adopted by heterosexual parents. As attorneys, such a provocative and wholly unsupported statement should be troubling to us all.As a former police officer who now practices family law, I am keenly aware of and sensitive to the plight of abused children. The letter writer offers no evidence whatsoever of a nexus between the reaction of a child to the advances of a sexual predator and the sexual orientation of that child’s parents. There is, however, well-known evidence that the vast majority of sexual abusers identify themselves as heterosexual and that many abusers are themselves heterosexual parents. It is also well-known that studies by mental health professionals have shown that the children of gay people do not suffer from confusion regarding their own sexual identities. To the contrary, gay people who adopt children are in a better position than any to explain to their children the role that sexual orientation has in society having themselves voluntarily overcome significant obstacles — legal, political, and social — in order to adopt their children in the first place.I am personally acquainted with a gay couple who adopted two children. These children are happy and thriving, and are fortunate to be loved by caring parents. The April 1 letter is a thinly veiled attempt to scare readers into thinking that some of the most vulnerable among us — foster children — are at increased risk of suffering at the hands of sexual predators simply because their adoptive parents are gay. The political agenda is evident on the face of that letter, which cites HB 172 regarding gay adoption, which the writer claims would place children at the “highest risk of emotional peril.” While I respect the writer’s opinion, I reject the use of unsupported scare tactics to advance it. Dennis G. Collard Atlanta I have read with some interest the multiple letters published since the Florida Legislature decided to bar gay adults from adopting minors. I also have to admit I have mixed feelings about the matter. I agree there should be limits on persons able to adopt, but not on some simple rule such as whether their sexual orientation is for similar sex adults.I have practiced for over 24 years, including many adoptions, child dependencies, marriage dissolutions with abused children, and minor guardianships. In my youth I was taught to hate and fear homosexuality. I think in my adulthood I have learned some more of the truth and complexity of sexuality and, unfortunately, the truth about many other relationships. A recent letter to the editor implied children would be more likely to be sexually abused or confused in a homosexual “family,” and “at the highest risk of emotional peril,” than in a heterosexual one. My own experience and studies tend to discredit these generalized opinions.If the legislature wishes to set limits on who can adopt, then make the limits fact- and science- based, not based on emotion and the leftover bigotry of our childhoods. If the proposed adoptive parents have characteristics that thorough scientific study has shown to be detrimental to the children, then so limit them. No one has produced any credible studies supporting the outright legislative ban on homosexual adoption. This appears to me to be part of the need for people to have some group they can still look down on, discriminate against, and blame for the world’s ills, and that becomes more difficult as we mature and learn the complexities of life. Bruce E. Hoffman Gainesville Suing the Bar I have practiced law in this state for 29 years, but now I have had to sue the Bar in federal court for its assaults upon my First Amendment right to participate in the public square.In 1989, I secured the first decency fines levied by the FCC against shock radio stations. The response by the radio stations: filing SLAPP Bar complaints against me. The Florida Bar jumped on the bandwagon; convincing the Florida Supreme Court there was probable cause to believe that “Jack Thompson is so obsessed in his efforts against pornography that he is mentally incapacitated and unfit to practice law.” I had to submit to Bar-mandated psychiatric and psychological tests or be summarily suspended. The result? I was found by the doctors to be a “Christian acting out his faith.” The Bar’s insurance carrier paid me damages. I am now the only Bar-certified sane lawyer in Florida.The Bar is at it again. I’m the guy who got the Howard Stern Show off all Clear Channel stations on February 24, 2004, when Stern aired the following comment: (Editor’s Note: A quote attributed to Stern was deleted by the News due to its graphic, racist, and indecent nature.)After the FCC fined Clear Channel pursuant to my complaint, Naples-based Beasley Broadcast Group put Stern on its Miami radio station. I filed new FCC complaints because Stern’s content violated 18 USC 1464. Beasley’s attorneys threatened and then filed SLAPP Bar complaints against me. The Bar is gleefully pursuing these now as payback.I have been stunned not only by the Bar’s agenda but also by its wholesale denial of due process. I have been told by a former Bar employee that this is routine. Former Bar President Miles McGrane did a poll of us Florida lawyers a few years ago and found widespread concern that the Bar uses its disciplinary machinery to protect the powerful and hector the unconnected. If the Bar keeps this nonsense up, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is going to step in. Is that what you want?If you are also a victim of the Bar, I encourage you to contact me. John B. Thompson Coral Gables Fee Waiver At the risk of alienating my friends and colleagues with a plaintiff’s practice, one is constrained to conclude that the recommendation by The Florida Bar Board of Governors to modify the ethics rules to provide for a waiver of the constitutionally imposed cap on attorneys’ fees does not pass the all important sniff test. We are doing an end run around a constitutional provision. It just smells bad.Now, of course the lawyers will say with legalistic correctness that clients can waive even more important constitutional rights, that we have to preserve access to counsel, etc., but this cooking stinks up the kitchen. Can you find other instances in the law where the client’s waiver of a constitutional right so directly inures to the financial benefit of the attorney presumably charged with providing the client with informed consent upon which the waiver is predicated?For as long as I can remember The Florida Bar has had campaigns and made repeated efforts to improve the appearance of attorneys in the eyes of the public. What we do matters more than the rules we promulgate. Creating an ethics rule which has the effect of nullifying a constitutional protection only reinforces the public notion and stereotypical wisecracks related to lawyers pursuing their self-interest. The rules, which require independent review by a judge and approval with the certification that one would otherwise be unable to retain counsel, are potentially valuable in terms of fulfilling the public policy and well serve The Florida Bar by preserving the intent of the constitutional amendment while allowing for necessary exceptions.A better compromise might be developed with time and experience, but a freestanding waiver eviscerates the spirit of the constitutional amendment. If you are from Iowa and other places with hog-induced bad smells then you know that if it doesn’t pass the sniff test right away, no amount of perfumed argument can make it truly right. David W. Henry Winter Springs (Editor’s Note: The Florida Supreme Court directed the Bar to draft a procedure for the court’s consideration whereby a medical liability claimant may waive the rights granted by Amendment 3.)center_img April 30, 2006 Letterslast_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Feb. 28

first_imgProvide actual cost of trash disposalWhile remembering radio newscaster Paul Harvey, the residents and taxpayers of Montgomery County are waiting to hear, “The Rest of the Story.”A few years back, Montgomery County and Fulton County entered into an agreement whereby Montgomery County could ship its trash and refuse to the Fulton County landfill at a very respectable rate.GottaDo Contracting would do the haulage. One of the “common-sense” stipulations that Fulton County required was that Montgomery County not bring into the deal garbage from outside the county.Unable to resist a money-making scheme by doing just that, tens of thousands of tons of excess garbage went from Montgomery County to the Fulton County landfill. Why do immigrants here illegally come before Americans? Why are immigrants here illegally protected while Americans are killed by many who have been deported with criminal records?Why are these immigrants allowed to come here and overcrowd our schools, hurting their time with teachers that they need and deserve? This is extremely unfair to students and teachers.Why do immigrants in the country illegally receive welfare benefits, free medical, free food stamps, and housing at Americans’ expense?Every Democrat/liberal who supports open borders and letting all undocumented immigrants in should have their addresses and phone numbers published so they can stay with them. They should also have all fences taken down from their property and locks removed from houses.How many more Americans or people here legally have to die at the hands of undocumented immigrants? One is too many.The Left is so concerned with separation of kids from their families temporarily. Where is the concern for the permanent separation of those killed by immigrants here illegally? There is none. Attorneys general, governors and mayors are supposed to uphold laws. Why do they protect immigrants who are here illegally?Bonnie DeckerRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine Eventually apparently Fulton County caught on to what was happening and shut down the deal with Montgomery County. Montgomery County had to find another home for its trash. It did, in the Seneca Meadows landfill, some 100 miles away. GottaDo Contracting was brought in to do the haulage.Here’s the rub. Montgomery County legislators and County Executive Matt Ossenfort are falling over themselves explaining the great deal they got to haul the trash. What they are not telling us is what it costs to dump the garbage in Seneca Meadows. The numbers posted in the newspapers are not the true cost of getting rid of our garbage.Give us the complete story, with all the numbers, so we can make a true evaluation as to what our so-called representatives are doing, or not doing in Fonda.Mr. Ossenfort, it’s time to come clean with Montgomery County’s Garbage-gate.Earl F. SpencerCanajoharie No special treatment for undocumentedWhy do Democrats and liberals hate America and Americans?center_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSeparatists just pandering to baseI was disheartened recently to see Sens. Jim Tedisco and Daphne Jordan pull out the fear and divisive Trump card by announcing it may be time to break up the great state of New York.Does this mean that if several states in the Midwest decided they don’t agree with the urban populations of the East and West coasts, they should be encouraged to separate from the Union and form a different country?This antic is sickening and a further way to divide us. These politicians know this separatist’s cry will not work economically, but are using it as a way to only pacify their base, not unite this state.As my beloved seventh-grade social studies teacher once told me: Stay engaged, stay involved, stay informed. That’s how a democracy works. It wasn’t too long ago when we had a Republican governor. But since, the party has been in disarray. And instead of reorganizing and getting qualified candidates to run, they revert to fear mongering, separatists’ antics. How disheartening and disappointing of my representatives.Aaron HullNiskayunalast_img read more

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EU member states push back against European regulatory levy

first_imgThe Commission had also called for the establishment of an executive board with permanent members, but this also failed to make it into the Council’s proposal. In addition, the Council scrapped from its position a provision for the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) – one of the three European financial supervisory agencies (ESAs) – to be allowed to disclose how individual occupational pension funds or insurers fare under sector stress tests. In a statement, the Council said its general approach ensured a “key role” for national regulators within the ESAs’ governance structure, adding that “no decision should be taken against the will of a majority of national supervisors”. EU member states have rejected proposals from the European Commission that would have extended the European pension regulator’s powers and introduced an industry levy to fund the bloc’s financial regulators.The EU Council today published its compromise agreement on proposals to reform the bloc’s financial supervision system, which crucially did not include Commission suggestions that had worried European occupational pension funds. The Council’s position would limit the extension of powers put forward by the Commission proposal, which was presented in September 2017. For example, the Commission had proposed the introduction of industry contributions to fund the EU’s finance watchdogs, but this did not feature in the Council’s proposal.A final version of the supervision reforms must be agreed between the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament, all of which have put forward their own version of the initial text. Source: European CouncilCommission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis and Eugen-Orlando Teodorovici, Romanian public finance minister, at a press conference following a meeting of EU finance ministers on 12 FebruaryMatthies Verstegen, senior policy adviser at PensionsEurope, the Brussels-based European association of national pension fund bodies, said the Council had adopted a “sensible” approach.“Europe’s pensions landscape is very diverse, so we welcome the position that national supervisors should retain a strong role in EIOPA’s management structure,” he said.“We also think it’s better that the ESAs are funded through the EU budget and member states contributions than through fees from financial institutions. Pension funds are not directly supervised by the ESAs and therefore shouldn’t pay into their budgets.”PensionsEurope previously expressed concerns about the Commission’s proposals.At a press conference after a meeting of EU finance ministers today, Valdis Dombrovskis, Commission vice-president, said the compromise reached did not have “the same high level of ambition” as the Commission’s initial proposal, but it was “as good as it can get when we needed to compose with a number of diverging views”.Next stepsNegotiations between the European Parliament and the Council are set to begin this Thursday with the first trilogue.The Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee adopted its position, which is more aligned with the Commission’s proposal than the Council’s, last month.The Commission is keen for a political agreement to be reached before the European Parliament elections in May.last_img read more

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Religious Leaders to Stage Peace and Non-Violence March in Roseau

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Religious Leaders to Stage Peace and Non-Violence March in Roseau by: – May 19, 2011 Religious Leaders in DominicaReligious Leaders in Dominica will on Sunday, 5th June, 2011 march through the streets of Roseau as a demonstration for peace and non-violence in the country.The march is organized by the Dominica Christian Council, the Evangelical Association and Adventist Church who have been meeting to discuss the matter of crime and violence on the island and plan activities to address the issue.The Inter-denominational group on crime and violence believes that the matter of crime calls for partnerships to effectively deal with the issue and therefore the march is just one of the many other planned activities of the group’s visible communion to address crime and violence.The march on 5th June, 2011 under the theme, “GLORY TO GOD AND PEACE ON EARTH” will be led by all Religious Leaders of the various denominations accompanied by members of the churches.The populace has witnessed heinous crimes and persons are being affected in various ways.  Many innocent lives have been lost.  The entire country should remain vigilant and jointly seek ways to address crime and violence.  The march by Religious Leaders is a demonstration of Faith and a call to those engaged in criminal activities to desist from their activities.The march will commence at the Goodwill savannah and end with a Rally in front of the High Court on Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Antique receives P375M from DSWD under SAP

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique –  TheDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already downloaded anamount of P375,636,000 under the social amelioration program (SAP) to be givento 71,656 family-beneficiaries in 17 out of 18 towns in this province affectedby the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. *Pandan – P26,820,000*Patnongon – P26,082, 000*San Remigio – P19,410,000*Sebaste – P12,726,000*Sibalom – P43, 668,000*Tibiao – P18,918,000*Tobias Fornier – P26,772,000*Valderrama – P9,168,000 She said the towns of Libertad and Belison already made the payout totheir SAP beneficiaries last week.This capital town, meanwhile, is now coordinating with DSWD to release thepayout to its family-beneficiaries. *Belison – P11,256,000 According to DSWD assistant secretary Rhea Peñaflor on April 17, the municipalitieshave already submitted the required documents for the funds to be downloaded. *Bugasong – P24,336,000 *Barbaza – P17,346,000 *Lau-an – P18,936,000*Libertad – P12,072,000 *Caluya – P28,584,000*Culasi – P29,160,000*Hamtic – P34,614,000 However, the new target beneficiaries would still need to prove thattheir family members belong to the informal sector and could not earn a livingdue to COVID-19. “The barangay health workers, tanods,and daycare workers should also show that they belong to the vulnerablesector,” she said.(With a report from PNA/PN) The following were the amounts downloaded to the 17 towns of Antique:*Anini-y – P15,768,000 Meanwhile, Peñaflor said that as per advisory they received from DSWD’ssecretary Rolando Joselito Bautista, the barangay health workers, daycareworkers and village watchmen have also been included as target beneficiaries ofthe SAP.“The Department of the Interior and Local Government has sent a letterrequesting to include barangay health workers, tanods (village watchmen) and daycare workers as targetbeneficiaries of the SAP. That is why they have been included already,” shesaid.last_img read more

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Black Bear likely to awaken soon

first_imgMADISON, Ind. — The Indiana DNR says the black bear that is believed to be hibernating in the Big Oaks National Wildlife refuge will likely awaken soon.The bear was spotted last November in the wildlife refuge.The DNR says the bear could emerge from hibernation as early as this week, depending on weather conditions.Officials are urging residents near the refuge to secure garbage cans, remove bird feeders, and remove other food sources to keep the bear leery of humans.If the bear becomes used to human foods, it will seek them out.The DNR’s wildlife biologists reminds residents of the following tips to stay aware:Don’t intentionally feed bears. If a bear becomes accustomed to finding food near your home, it is likely to become a “problem” bear.Place garbage cans inside a garage or shed.Clean and store grills away after use.Don’t leave pet food outside overnight.Remove bird feeders and bird food from late March through November.Don’t add meat or sweets to a compost pile.If you encounter a bear, don’t run. Shout, wave your arms and back away slowly.Collect and remove low-hanging or fallen fruit from fruit trees.Eliminate meat, cooking oil, fish or fruit odors from near your home. This includes fish-meal fertilizers.Collect and remove any ripened vegetables from your garden.Protect bee hives through the use of electric fencing.If you spot the bear you are asked to call 334-1137.last_img read more

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Osimhen’s Napoli switch on, more offers arrive for forward – Lille chief

first_img Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History “The player has made his choice, Napoli. Its advanced, details are missing. It will be announced when the time comes. As it’s not yet official, we continue to have other offers. I want to keep good relations with these clubs too.Advertisement Loading… Lille president Gerard Lopez has revealed that they are still receiving offers for Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen amid reports of an imminent switch to Napoli. The 21-year-old has been one of the most talked-about players in the transfer market, with the Partenopei looking to acquire his services in a deal in the region of €60 – 80 million, as they look to boost the squad tutored by Gennaro Gattuso. Recently, Osimhen reportedly changed his agent because of the cordial relationship between Lopez and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, and didn’t want anything to stall the move to the San Paolo. The former Wolfsburg and Charleroi forward netted 18 goals in 38 competitive outings for Lille last campaign. “The player decided to change agents in the middle of the negotiations. We had to start all over again,” Lopez was quotted as saying to L’Equipe as reported by Le10Sport.center_img “So, I manage their expectations. It is a transfer which is not linear. The market in France opened before closing [until August 15]. In Italy, the transfer window opens in September. So, you need a multitude of contracts to cover all eventualities.” Lopez went on to admit that Osimhen’s departure will force a shakeup in the team’s attack while the club is not known to buy established players, but rather prospects like the Super Eagles forward. As such, the Spanish businessman believes the club’s strong scouting network will come in handy. He also insists they have no excuse not to knock oil-rich Paris Saint-Germain off their perch and challenge for the Ligue 1 title, having narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification by just a single point and position. “His [Osimhen’s imminent] departure in itself, no [is no disaster]. But for the reconstruction of the attack line, yes,” Lopez continued. “There is an approach led by [Lille sporting director] Luis [Campos] who offers [Lille head coach] Christophe Galtier players. Read Also: Video: Chelsea legend breaks glass Russian Cup during celebrations“Where some people get it wrong is when we see specific names coming out they think they will necessarily sign. Even if we are interested in a player, it is only in combination with others. It’s more complex than selling a player and then finding a replacement.“Strength is the system and the quality of our scouting process. We will have no excuse not to fight for the top of the table.“We don’t have a big budget to look elsewhere. We will remain humble and we will find talent.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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