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Sep
4

Russia plane crash likely not terrorism says intelligence service as fragments of wreckage are found

Debris found at #Tu154 crash site pic.twitter.com/kAX73DfQqd— RT (@RT_com) December 26, 2016Major-General Igor Konashenkov, a Defence Ministry spokesman, said 11 bodies had been recovered, according to Reuters, while denying a report that some of the dead passengers had been wearing life jackets.Tass reports the first of the victims has been identified. Technical problems or pilot error are the main considerations for officials investigating the crash, with footage from a car video being used in the investigation, reports Russia’s state-run news agency, Tass.Read more: The Russian ambassador to Ankara has been shot dead in TurkeyOver 3,500 people are involved in the search operation, with 182 divers and 43 sea vessels. Four fragments of the plane have reportedly been found so far, but the main fuselage is yet to be found, the BBC reports.Russian state-backed news organisation Russia Today has published images that appear to show search workers retrieving debris from the water. whatsapp Jasper Jolly whatsapp Terrorism is not among the main reasons being investigated for the plane crash in Russia which killed 92 people early on Christmas morning according to the country’s defence ministry, as it expands its search in an attempt to locate the aircraft’s black box flight recorder.Russia’s Ministry of Defence has found 86 fragments of the plane, according to a briefing on its website. Russia plane crash likely not terrorism says intelligence service as fragments of wreckage are found The plane disappeared from radar one minute after a normal take-off, according to the FSB, Russia’s intelligence service. The plane, a Tupolev Tu-154, was manufactured in Russia. It was reportedly flying to Syria, where the military band which comprised most of the passengers, along with journalists and crew, was planned to entertain troops.Boxing Day was designated a national day of mourning by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin.He expressed his “most heartfelt condolences to the families of our citizens killed in the Tu-154 crash in the Black Sea this morning,” while announcing an inquiry into the causes of the crash.The UK’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, had tweeted his condolences as news of the crash emerged.Sad to hear today of the #Russia #Tu154 plane crash. My deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those involved— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) December 25, 2016 Monday 26 December 2016 4:22 pm Share read more

Jul
13

A reservation under the name: Oscar?

first_img whatsapp A reservation under the name: Oscar? TWO COMEDIES, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman, are tied for the most Academy Award nominations, with nine each. British nominees include Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch – both for Best Actor. The gold statues are handed out on 22 February. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Thursday 15 January 2015 9:24 pm whatsappcenter_img Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoGive It LoveRemember These Rare Sisters? See Them NowGive It LoveUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndo More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Express KCS last_img read more

Jun
21

Former Michigan governor facing charges for Flint water crisis

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Man released from prison after being sentenced to 40-60 years for marijuana & guns January 29, 2021 AdvertisementAccording to the state’s penal code, the charges are misdemeanors, punishable with up to one year in prison or a fine up to $1,000.Flint residents have been exposed to extremely high levels of lead since 2014 when city and state officials switched the city’s water supply from the Detroit Water System to the contaminated Flint River in an effort to cut costs, reported CNN.The switch was supposed to be temporary while a new supply line to Lake Huron was completed. When the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality failed to treat the corrosive water, it ate into the city’s iron and lead pipes and leached into residents’ drinking water. MICHIGAN (CNN) – Twelve people died and more than 80 people were sickened during the Flint water crisis, and now two Michigan officials are being held responsible.Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and former Flint Public Works director Howard Croft were reach charged on Wednesday.The Flint Water Prosecution Team is scheduled to announce its findings at a news conference on Thursday morning.Snyder and Croft each face two counts of willful neglect of duty as part of an investigation into the water crisis, reported CNN. The heavily-contaminated water led to two outbreaks of Legionnaire’s disease, which is a serious type of pneumonia caused by bacteria.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementTags: Flintcenter_img Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Jun
18

Inflation edges up to 2.0%

Inflation in Canada appears to have entered a period of stability near the Bank of Canada’s 2% sweet spot, providing little impetus for interest rate hikes any time soon. Statistics Canada said Friday annual inflation edged up one-tenth of a point to 2% in April, while the core, underlying price measure rose two-tenths to 2.1. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Julian Beltrame The big surprise is that energy costs – the major cause of volatile price fluctuations for several years – all but disappeared as a driver in April. Spurred by fluctuations in energy and gasoline prices, the inflation rate has dipped as low as 1% in June 2010 and climbed as high as 3.7% last May. For the first time since October 2009, energy costs in April rose at a lower rate than the overall index with a tiny 1.1% increase from last year. Statistics Canada noted that gasoline had been rising in recent months, pushing April’s gasoline index to its highest level since July 2008, but that on a year-to-year basis, the increase was the smallest since September 2010. That’s because gasoline prices hit near record levels last April, it said. “It does look like two per cent is doable this and probably next year,” said Bank of Montreal economist Doug Porter. “If find it interesting that there is some underlying strength in core inflation, but I don’t think it’s enough to be concerned about at this stage.” Porter noted the bump in gasoline in April from March, but points out that is already yesterday’s news as this month has seen pump prices drop along with global oil prices, a turn that will be reflected in the May data. TD Bank’s Leslie Preston said Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney can make an argument for a modest hike in interest rates, given that the overnight rate has sat at the super-stimulative one per cent level since September 2010. For the second consecutive month, average wage increases are now running slightly above inflation at 2.3% – although in Ontario they are at 0.7%. As well, Canada has enjoyed the best two months of employment growth in three decades, with about 140,000 jobs added in April and May. Other economic data also point to growth in the first quarter. But the elephant in the room on any discussion on interest rates is the turmoil going on in Europe and that Canada could again be sideswiped by a financial crack-up outside its borders. “With so much uncertainty still looming in the global economy, the Bank can afford to take its time, and undertake only modest hike rates over the next two years,” said Preston. Many analysts still believe the central bank won’t move until at least early next year. The Canadian dollar barely moved on the inflation report and was up 0.09 of a cent to 98.22 cents US at mid-morning. Economist Erin Weir of the United Steelworkers advised Carney to keep his focus more on the exchange rate than inflation. “While the loonie trades for about 98 U.S. cents on financial markets, the OECD calculates that its real purchasing power is equivalent to only 76 US cents. This discrepancy hurts manufacturing and other industries that export output abroad, but buy inputs in Canada,” he explained in a note. On a monthly tracking, consumer prices rose 0.4% in April from March as the cost of gasoline increased by 3.2% in a month. It was the fourth consecutive time that prices have risen by the same amount on a monthly basis. Regionally, inflation was highest in Newfoundland at 3% and lowest in Alberta, where the annual rate dipped to 0.8% on falling costs for electricity and natural gas. In April, prices rose year-over-year in all eight of the major groups that Statistics Canada tracks, led by transportation, which increased by 3.4%, and food, which cost 2.5% more. Other major contributors to inflation included the price of passenger vehicles, 3.4% higher than last year, and gasoline, up 3.3%. As well, household operations, furnishings and equipment rose 2.6%, clothing and footwear increased 2.4%, car insurance costs were up 3.6%, and shelter costs edged up 1.1%. With energy removed from the equation, Porter noted there was no major driver of inflation evident in the report. There were some big outright declines in the prices. Natural gas fell 13.9%, fresh vegetables 9.9%, video equipment 12.8%, and computer equipment, software and supplies decreased 6.6%. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Jun
17

Cabinet Approves New JUTC Board

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet has approved the appointment of a twelve-member Board of Directors to head the state-owned and operated Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry who made the announcement at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing on (October 9), at Jamaica House said one of the first priorities of the Board is to reduce the $100 million loss that is now facing the company.Chartered Accountant, Douglas Chambers has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the Board. Other Board members include: Financial Analyst, Dennis Chung; Entrepreneurs, Bindley Sangster, Rae Barrett and Max Leiba; Principal Financial Officer in the Ministry of Transport and Works, Altius Williams; Deputy Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Ann Marie-Rhoden; JUTC President, Ryan White; Chartered Accountant, Victor Green; Attorney-at-law, Ian Wilkinson; Mr. Paul Abrahams; and Mr. Calvin Samuels.Mr. Henry said that a commuter, who will also sit on the Board, should be named shortly. RelatedCabinet Approves New JUTC Board Advertisements Cabinet Approves New JUTC Board UncategorizedOctober 9, 2007center_img RelatedCabinet Approves New JUTC Board RelatedCabinet Approves New JUTC Boardlast_img read more

Jun
15

Vancouver Police participate in Domestic Violence Awareness month

first_imgName*Email*Website Vancouver Police participate in Domestic Violence Awareness monthPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, October 1, 2019in: Community Newsshare 0 Throughout the month, the department will also be posting information, statistics, tips and resources regarding domestic violence on the department website VANCOUVER — In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness month in October, Vancouver Police Department personnel will be wearing purple ribbon lapel pins to show their support of domestic violence victims and raise awareness about domestic, spousal, and teen dating violence.  The department has also outfitted a vehicle with a purple police logo which will be driven to community events and presentations where officers will be providing information on domestic violence, the danger signs of this crime and resources for victims.The Vancouver Police Department has outfitted a vehicle with a purple police logo which will be driven to community events and presentations where officers will be providing information on domestic violence, the danger signs of this crime and resources for victims. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police DepartmentThe Vancouver Police Department has outfitted a vehicle with a purple police logo which will be driven to community events and presentations where officers will be providing information on domestic violence, the danger signs of this crime and resources for victims. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police DepartmentThroughout the month, the department will also be posting information, statistics, tips and resources regarding domestic violence on the department website (www.vanpolice.org) and social media (https://twitter.com/VancouverPDUSA; https://www.facebook.com/VancouverPoliceUSA/)  to further increase awareness around this important issue.Domestic violence affects millions of men and women of every race, age, religion, culture and status. Domestic violence is not just physical violence; it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. Since the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law in 1994, over $7 billion in federal grants have been sent to state and local governments to facilitate programs that prevent domestic violence, sexual assault and dating violence. The Vancouver Police Department has been the recipient of multiple grants related to domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and police response and investigation of these crimes.   Statistics around domestic violence:On a typical day, more than 20,000 phone calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year and 90 percent of those are witnesses1 in 3 women and 1 in 14 men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner19 percent of domestic violence involves a weapon1 in 3 high school students experience either physical or sexual violence, or both by someone they are datingMore than half of women (69.5 percent) and men (53.6 percent) who have been physically or sexually abused or stalked by a dating partner, first experienced abuse between the ages of 11-24For additional information and resources, visit the Vancouver Police Department Domestic Violence page at: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/domestic-violenceIf you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, or call the local hotline at the YWCA Safe Choice (360) 695-0501, the Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-562-6025 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Slowpitch softball makes a comeback in the high school ranks Next : County seeks volunteers for Farm Advisory CommitteeAdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabel Name*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentscenter_img guestLabel I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). last_img read more

Jun
15

What ever happened to truck ads where they beat the s*** out of them?

first_img See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Well, like so many good things in life, they’re just not making ‘em like they used to. Those bastards! But why? Why have advertisers left the suspension-testing, dirt-chucking ways of old for the gravel-road touring style of truck commercials in 2021. Today we mostly see pickup truck commercials that show models carefully driving to cottages or camping spots and are always tagged with that “closed course” label. Or whatever this is: In part, this is due to national regulations that stop automotive giants from showing their vehicles doing anything unlawful or dangerous in an advertisement. Like, say jumping a Ford Ranger…In 2009, automakers agreed to follow marketing guidelines based on the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards through work facilitated by the société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (sAAQ). “The objective was to provide tools in order to help automakers and their advertising agencies develop creative and effective advertising that respects both the letter and the spirit of highway safety legislation across Canada,” the document explains.Blabity, blah, blah! Right? Can’t we just see more we see more gratuitous truck toughness please? Anyway, four guidelines were created back in 2009, mainly regarding road safety. They included ensuring the vehicle is driving at the appropriate speed for road conditions in Canada, that the vehicle is not exceeding speed limits or operating unsafely, that there’s no promotion of street racing or other illegal driving competitions on public roadways, and that the vehicle isn’t being used to promote aggressive driving or road rage towards other motorists.Wouldn’t want that now, would we? Not even for the bulls. These and similar regulations from national organizations around the world have resulted in the death of the good old rock n’ roll truck ad. In this regulated reality, you can still hire Dennis Leary to narrate your do-anything truck, but the biggest action on screen is probably going to be whatever animated font treatment you choose to go with. To honour the great and mildly irresponsible ads of old, here are some more of our favourites from the past. Ford hauls a Chevy, tows a DodgeDodge drops in from on high The ‘67 Ford pickup takes to the football fieldAnother “Got a Hemi” stuntBoulder ranching in a Dodge with creepy uncle Chuck ConnorsLISTEN: Who says you can’t go for long drives in short-range EVs?. Subscribe to Plugged In on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSPickup TruckNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesPickup trucksTop 10s and Lists4x4AdvertisingclassicsHistoryNon-Luxuryoff-roadingPickup Trucksstunts Remember when truck ads used to feature drivers mercilessly pounding on the vehicles, jumping them over ridges, slamming them into ditches, and using them to displace all the liquid in mud puddles?You know, this kind of stuff. What ever happened to that?  center_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement ‹ Previous Next › Trending Videoslast_img read more

Jun
12

Jamaicans must play role in Protecting Environment – Pickersgill

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, is calling on society, especially corporate Jamaica, to play a greater role in protecting the environment. He said that while the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) bears principal responsibility, environmental stewardship is the corporate and individual imperative of all Jamaicans. The Minister was speaking on May 6, at the national church service to mark NEPA’s 11th anniversary held at the St Luke’s Anglican Church, Slipe Road, Kingston. He said that over the years, NEPA has made strides in discharging its responsibilities under the various statutes that guide its work, including the Town and Country Planning Act; Wildlife Protection Act, which addresses the protection of birds, endemic and endangered species; and the Beach Control Act.  He said that the agency has had much success in educating Jamaicans on environmental matters, noting that international donor partners and local groups have contributed to these initiatives, which have engaged schools, the judiciary, the police and the wider citizenry. The agency, the Minister informed, has taken an adaptive management approach, as it seeks to ensure that new developments are as climate-proof as is feasible, while also striving to remain efficient, cutting-edge and relevant in the face of shrinking financial resources. He said that as the government seeks to achieve greater balance between the need for development and the imperative of environmental protection, NEPA is undertaking a pilot project to include the valuation of natural resources into the of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. “Through cost/benefit analyses we will be able to make more informed decisions about development options,” he pointed out. Minister Pickersgill said that even as the agency carries out its work, it is not without challenges.  He noted that the planning framework for the country is imperfect and more work needs to be done to reduce urban blight and curtail urban sprawl. “Urban renewal, within the context of a green economy, is critical as it would help to reduce greenhouse gas emission, thus contributing to the reduction of climate change impacts. This type of action, though, requires partnerships and co-operation at various levels of the society,” he stated. Congratulating the agency on 11 years of service, Minister Pickersgill urged Jamaicans to support the work of the organisation and its vision for a Jamaica “where natural resources are used in a sustainable way and there is a broad understanding of environment, planning and development issues with extensive participation among citizens and a high level of compliance with relevant legislation’. NEPA was formed in 2001 by the amalgamation of three entities; the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA), Town Planning Department, and the Land Development and Utilization Commission (LDUC). The thinking behind the merger was to have all environment and planning issues managed by a single agency to ensure that all critical matters are dealt with in a holistic way, and to more efficiently and cost-effectively apply policies and management systems to meet environmental and development needs. RelatedJamaicans must play role in Protecting Environment – Pickersgill RelatedJamaicans must play role in Protecting Environment – Pickersgillcenter_img RelatedJamaicans must play role in Protecting Environment – Pickersgill Jamaicans must play role in Protecting Environment – Pickersgill EnvironmentMay 7, 2012last_img read more

Jun
12

Jamaica Remembers Norman Manley

first_imgJamaica Remembers Norman Manley CultureJuly 5, 2014Written by: Garfield L. Angus Story HighlightsJamaica paid tribute to National Hero, the Right Excellent Norman Manley, on Friday, July 4, at a wreath-laying ceremony held at National Heroes Park.Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, who also laid a wreath at the shrine of the National Hero, said he remains a “source of inspiration for our generation and generations to come.”Other tributes came from the Manley family, the People’s National Party (PNP), of which Mr. Manley was the founding President; Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, and the National Workers’ Union, founded by the National Hero. Advertisements RelatedCDA Report says Children’s Homes had No Authority to Allow JFJ’s Sexual Education Programme Jamaica paid tribute to National Hero, the Right Excellent Norman Manley, on Friday, July 4, at a wreath-laying ceremony held at National Heroes Park in Kingston to mark the 121st anniversary of his birth.The event, which featured award winning performances from the just concluded Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) festival of the arts competition, saw floral tributes from Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, representing Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller; government ministers; and members of the diplomatic corps.Member of Parliament for North Central Clarendon, Pearnel Charles, represented the Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness, at the event.Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, who also laid a wreath at the shrine of the National Hero, said he remains a “source of inspiration for our generation and generations to come.”Quoting from Mr. Manley speeches, she made a call for the nation to be “inspired by, and commit to these very profound words of our National Hero. Let us together build consensus…let us find that determination, that response and victoriously achieve as a nation.”Other tributes came from the Manley family, the People’s National Party (PNP), of which Mr. Manley was the founding President; Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, and the National Workers’ Union, founded by the National Hero.Mr. Manley was born on July 4, 1893 at Roxborough in South Manchester. After the death of his father in 1899, the family moved to Belmont in Guanaboa Vale, St. Catherine. He attended Beckford and Smith High School (now St. Jago High School), in Spanish Town, before moving to Jamaica College, where he excelled in academics and athletics.In 1914, he won the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and was also enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery.  Mr. Manley opened his law firm in 1922, on Duke Street, Kingston, and was made a King’s Counsel in 1932. He was the first Jamaican barrister to appear before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in England.His political life began with the formation of the PNP, in 1938, and served as Chief Minister between 1955 and 1959, and then Premier. He retired from active politics on his birthday in 1969.Residents of Manchester will also remember the distinguished son of the parish, at the civic ceremony. RelatedMinister Hanna Co-hosting International Strategy Meeting on Protecting Children from Violencecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica Remembers Norman ManleyJIS 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 Photo: JIS PhotographerGovernor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, lays a wreath at the shrine of National Hero, the Right Excellent Norman Manley, at a ceremony held at the National Heroes Park in Kingston on Friday (July 4), to mark the 121st anniversary of his birth. RelatedGovernment Develops Action Plan to Protect Children from Violencelast_img read more

Jun
11

City might forgo airport grant to guarantee 2028 closure

first_img 3 Comments City choices fantasy parks over people… this grant could fund an airport-based employee salary for a year. I encourage the City to negotiate with the FAA to allow the Airport to accept this grant and save an employee’s lively hood, and the needs of their family. Cutting jobs means less local spending on groceries, etc- don’t cut off your nose to spite your face! The community and city might reconsider the likelihood of the city being able to afford a 225 acre airport property park given the inevitable economic downturn the City’s Manager and Financial team are predicting and using to rationalize staff cuts. April 15, 2020 at 8:38 AM HomeBusinessCity might forgo airport grant to guarantee 2028 closure Apr. 15, 2020 at 6:00 amBusinessFeaturedLawNewsTransportationCity might forgo airport grant to guarantee 2028 closureeditor1 year agoAct Airport Grant ProgramCARESCoronavirus Aid Relief and Economic SecurityCOVID-19FAAfederal aviation administrationgrantpublic healthSanta Monica Airportsmo Santa Monica Airport (SMO) has been assigned $69,000 from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Airport Grant Program but plans to close the airport might prevent the city from accepting the grant.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $1,088,980,881 in airport aid to 188 airports in California to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency according to a statement issued by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao“This $10 billion in emergency resources will help fund the continued operations of our nation’s airports during this crisis and save workers’ jobs,” she said.The money can be used for capital expenditures, airport operating expenses including payroll and utilities, and airport debt payments. Officials said the payments will supplement airports who have lost revenue due to a decline in passenger traffic and other reductions in airport business.“Thank you to the dedicated men and women from the FAA’s Office of Airports for creating an entirely new program in record time to assist airport sponsors in desperate need of these funds,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson.However, Santa Monica Airport is governed under an agreement with authorities that allows City Hall to close the airport in 2028 and part of that deal puts restrictions on funds that can be accepted.“In accordance with the Consent Decree, which authorizes the City to close the airport after December 31, 2028, the City has not been accepting grants relating to airport operations,” said Airport Director Stelios Makrides. “We are looking into whether the City can accept this grant without jeopardizing the Consent Decree and the City’s continued ability to vote to close the Airport after December 31, 2028. As a result, we believe it is premature for the City to speculate how it might spend a $69,000 grant.”In announcing the money, the FAA encouraged airports to spend the grant funds immediately to help minimize any adverse impact from the current public health emergency.The FAA will use a streamlined application and grant-agreement process to make this funding immediately available for critical airport needs. The funds will be available as soon as the airport sponsor executes a grant agreement and airport operators have been told to work with their local FAA offices to facilitate the process.The CARES Act funds are available to airports that are part of the national airport system and the money will be distributed using varied formulas covering commercial service airports, all reliever airports and some public-owned general aviation airports.In addition, the CARES Act will increase the Federal share to 100 percent for grants awarded under the fiscal year 2020 appropriations for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Supplemental Discretionary grants.Officials said AIP grants recipients usually contribute a matching percentage towards project costs and eliminating the local share will allow critical safety and capacity projects to continue as planned regardless of airport’s current financial [email protected] :Act Airport Grant ProgramCARESCoronavirus Aid Relief and Economic SecurityCOVID-19FAAfederal aviation administrationgrantpublic healthSanta Monica Airportsmoshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 3 comments Comments are closed. April 16, 2020 at 11:56 AM April 15, 2020 at 5:53 PM The City should pass on this tiny $69K FAA grant. It likely has a NEGATIVE NET PRESENT VALUE. It would probably cost the City more than $25,000 in time, money, and resources just to have the City Staff, Lawyers, and Council review, apply, process, document, manage, and ensure ongoing compliance for this little FAA grant. Then in 2028, it would cost more than a $1,000,000 to litigate yet another future legal dispute about the grant. David Gurney says: Ben says: Heaven forbid that the city council’s efforts to steal from us in 2028 be impeded by accepting free money for public benefit today. 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