Man with clock tattoo wanted for North Fort Myers robbery

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS Missing North Fort Myers woman found dead May 12, 2021 NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. – A man is wanted by authorities for a robbery at a Marathon gas station in North Fort Myers on Saturday.The man is described as white, about 6′ tall, 215-220 pounds, and has a distinctive tattoo of a clock on the top side of his left hand. The man drove away from the store in a dark blue or dark grey sedan. If you are able to identify the man, please contact SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or click here. Miami man found guilty of running red light, killing North Fort Myers woman June 4, 2021 Crime stoppers looking for two thieves accused of stealing lumber & power tools June 17, 2021 AdvertisementTags: North Fort Myers Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended 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 Ex-employee accused in North Fort Myers business burglary June 12, 2021 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

Missing Bengal tiger found safe and in good health

first_imgAdvertisement Woman clings to speeding car as thieves take $10,000 puppy January 6, 2021 AdvertisementSaturday night the animal was anonymously surrendered at a tennis club in Houston after Cuevas’ wife received a phone call from the person who had the tiger, Michael Elliott — Cuevas’s attorney — said.“I let Gia come along with us… because of the stress the tiger’s been through for the last couple of weeks. He was obviously agitated,” Borza said.He added that the tiger “appears to be in very good health” and that Gia Cuevas informed authorities they have had the animal for nine months. She is not facing any charges at this time, Borza said, but added it’s illegal to house a tiger within Houston’s city limits. Caught on camera: Baby dumped from stolen SUV January 25, 2021 Man who ran from police with Bengal tiger has been caught, but the animal hasn’t May 12, 2021 Authorities say they don’t know where the tiger has been or whether it was in the custody of Cuevas the entire time.“It is still an ongoing investigation right now,” Borza said.On Sunday, the tiger was taken to its new home at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, an animal sanctuary about 200 miles north in Murchison, Texas. 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 RELATEDTOPICS HOUSTON, Tx. / CNN — A Bengal tiger that went missing after a bizarre incident in Houston last week “has been found and appears to be unharmed,” Houston police announced Saturday night. Houston Police Commander Ron Borza said in a Saturday night news conference Victor Hugo Cuevas and his wife Gia are the owners of the tiger.Cuevas was out on bond for a murder charge in Fort Bend County and was previously charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing a man in 2017. After being seen running away from law enforcement with the tiger in a white SUV, Cuevas was taken back into custody and his bond was set at $50,000, police said. AdvertisementRecommended 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 AdvertisementTags: Houstontiger Carole Baskin puts up $5K reward for missing Houston tiger May 15, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

News Diary: New roof for Rathdowney library, flooding in Borris and Mountmellick and safer footpaths required

first_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest Twitter Cllr King welcomed this progress as he said the library was a most important hub of activity in the community.Flooding in Borris-in-OssoryCllr James Kelly has requested the local authority to intervene as a matter of urgency as the winter months approach to tackle the poor drainage system which is leading to flooding in the back gardens of a number of houses at Sliabh Bloom View in Borris-in-Ossory.The official reply from the Housing Section of the Council said that the Clerk of Works will investigate and provide a report on the matter. Once this report is complete the Housing Engineer will provide an update.Cllr Kelly said there is a major problem with soil and soakage in this vicinity and that the Council themselves even had to dig a soak pit in the nearby machinery yard. The residents have been highlighting the issue for years.Supporting the call for remedial action, Cllr Conor Bergin said that it was a serious issue heading into the winter and that the estate was relatively new and only built in 2004.Cllr John King agreed that the site itself was low lying and from his experience with the fire brigade he believed that the solution to the problem lay with the river and drain at the corner of the Mountrath Road near the estate.There was a more positive outcome for Cllr Paddy Bracken who asked for the drainage issues at Grove Park in Mountmellick to be addressed.He was told the works on the road drainage at this location have been completed.Safer footpaths required in Mountmellick, Borris and DurrowLocal councillors have called for improved footpath and safety measures in Mountmellick, Rosenallis and Durrow.Cllr Paddy Bracken has asked that the Council repair and make safe the concrete footpath and deal with the safety issues of pedestrian crossings at Mac’s Corner in Mountmellick.He was told that Transport Infrastructure Ireland will undertake a road safety audit at this junction with a view to including a pedestrian crossing.Cllr Ollie Clooney has asked that the local authority provide additional lights on the Cork Road in Durrow as it is a busy route for locals. He was informed that the public lighting section will review his request.Cllr John King has asked the Council to install new kerbing and footpaths in Borris, opposite Midland Tyre filling station as they are currently in a poor state of repair. An engineer will assess the situation at this location.Cllr Seamus Mc Donald has called on the Council once more to replace the footbridge at Clonduff in Rosenallis as it is of vital importance to local farm families.The Council have agreed to undertake a structural inspection of the footbridge and update him as to the outcome.SEE ALSO – Need for loo and facilities in Laois villages highlighted News Diary: New roof for Rathdowney library, flooding in Borris and Mountmellick and safer footpaths required Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebook GAA GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory center_img By John Whelan – 30th September 2019 Home News Council News Diary: New roof for Rathdowney library, flooding in Borris and Mountmellick… NewsCouncil RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The important facility that is Rathdowney library is in line for a new roof.Local councillor, John King enquired at this week’s meeting of the municipal area as to an update on the new roof for which funding has been secured.The County Librarian, Bernie Foran in her reply reported that a consultant engineer has been appointed to the project. A detailed site investigation of the existing roof and building has been completed. Detailed drawings and construction specifications are drafted and she expected that the contract for the works will be advertised for tender in the next few weeks. GAA Previous articleIn Pictures: Mighty craic in Vicarstown as crowds turn out for Riverdance at the Grand CanalNext articleJOB VACANCY: Laois transport company looking to hire office administrator John WhelanJohn Whelan has been a journalist, commentator, columnist, political analyst, campaigner, politician and publisher ever since he was 17. Having been Editor of the Leinster Express, Offaly Express and the Leinster Leader he has also contributed extensively on a number of issues to all of the country’s flagship titles and programmes including the Irish Press, The Irish Independent, the Star, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times and Prime Time. He is founder of Communicate Ireland a PR, public affairs, event management and media services company.He is the author of the popular camping blog, Vanhalla – Camper Heaven. TAGSBorris-Mountmellick Municipal DistrictRathdowney library Pinterest WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Footballer Bruno McCormack named as LaoisToday/Property Partners Buggy Sports Star of the Month for October

first_img GAA Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp Pinterest Footballer Bruno McCormack named as LaoisToday/Property Partners Buggy Sports Star of the Month for October Twitter Home Sponsored Footballer Bruno McCormack named as LaoisToday/Property Partners Buggy Sports Star of the… Sponsored TAGSBrian ‘Bruno’ McCormackPortlaoise GAA Facebook Twitter WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 7th November 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Facebook Previous articleLaois Fianna Fail to hold meeting tonight as speculation over General Election ticket continuesNext articleDUP jibe taken as a slur at Laois meeting Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Bruno McCormack receives his award from Tommy Buggy and Steven Miller Brian ‘Bruno’ McCormack was the worthy recipient of ‘Sports Star of the Month’ as he picked up his award in Property Partners Buggy yesterday.The award honours outstanding individuals in local sport on a monthly basis presented by Tommy Buggy in partnership with LaoisToday.Bruno lifted the Jack Delaney Cup for the 15th time in his career last month as Portlaoise complete a three in a row of Senior Football titles.The 38-year-old scored three points as ‘The Town’ saw off a stern challenge from first-time finalists Killeshin to claim a 12th Jack Delaney Cup in 13 years at O’Moore Park.The full forward actually has 16 senior championship medals in his possession when the SHC memento he won in 2004 is taken into account.Speaking about this award, Bruno said he was surprised and delighted to receive it.Bruno said: “It is a bit of a shock really. I thought first it was someone playing a joke on me!“It is really nice actually and anytime you a recognised for something that you do, be on the playing field or elsewhere, it is always a a nice feeling.”Bruno is the second ever winner of our monthly award, following in the footsteps of Paralympian swimmer Nicole Turner.SEE ALSO – Swimmer Nicole Turner named as LaoisToday/Property Partners Buggy Sports Star of the Month for September GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Improving chances of survival for our mammal emblem and unique orchid

first_imgImproving chances of survival for our mammal emblem and unique orchid The ACT Government’s management of Canberra’s iconic Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby and Brindabella Midge Orchid is helping prevent their extinction, new reports show.Minister for the Environment Rebecca Vassarotti said that the five-year implementation progress reports show that the ACT Government’s action plans are improving the chances of survival for Canberra’s mammal emblem and unique orchid.“We want to make Canberra a refuge for plants, animals and ecological communities devastated by climate change, habitat loss, bushfires and urban sprawl,” Minister Vassarotti said.“While the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby is the ACT’s mammal emblem, it hasn’t been seen in the wild in the ACT for more than 60 years, so we are aiming to return this species into the landscape where it belongs.“Our Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Recovery Team is currently undertaking a breeding program, which is specifically designed to improve the wallabies’ genetic robustness.“A 120-hectare, predator-free exclosure, called Jedbinbilla, is being constructed at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and will sustain up to 200 Rock-wallabies.“We are also conducting research to better understand the animals and their environment so we can reintroduce wallabies from this population into the wild with a better chance of survival.”Minister Vassarotti said the conservation objective for the Brindabella Midge Orchid is the maintenance of a viable, wild population of the species.“We know the threat of climate change, so we are looking at ways to help our environment survive,” Minister Vassarotti said.“This critically endangered orchid is only found in a single site located in Namadgi National Park, which is why we need to protect this species before we lose it forever.“Our rangers on the ground are managing the threats to the species’ habitat while our conservation researchers are monitoring the orchid and habitat conditions.”The implementation progress reports for the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby and Brindabella Midge Orchid are available on the EPSDD website.Quotes attributable to Ian Walker, ACT Conservator for Flora and Fauna“The protected population of Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby in the Jedbinbilla safe haven at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve will act as insurance against further losses in the wild, provide animals for reintroductions and excellent opportunities for research on the ecology of this species that will help ensure its survival.“The safe haven will also provide opportunities for community outreach and education, allowing the public to understand more about our mammal emblem.“Over 11 years, we have been monitoring the single population of Brindabella Midge Orchid and protecting it as best we can from threats. We have seen annual increases and decreases in the number of flowers depending on the conditions, but overall, the number of plants appears to be stable over this time.“We are continuing to support the Australian National Botanic Gardens to build up a seed bank from the wild population to facilitate important research of this critically endangered orchid and to potentially propagate or translocate plants away from Namadgi in case something happens to that population.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Act, ACT Government, Australia, Australian, bushfires, Canberra, climate change, community, conservation, education, environment, extinction, flora and fauna, Government, insurance, National Park, southernlast_img read more

Rotary of Three Creeks giving reaches nearly $45,000 in 2020-21

first_imgName*Email*Website In just its fifth year, club continues to serve the community even during a pandemicCLARK COUNTY – The Rotary Club of Three Creeks went unintimidated by the pandemic during the 2020-21 fiscal year.The Rotary Club of Three Creeks went unintimidated by the pandemic during the 2020-21 fiscal year. The club – less than five years old – granted almost $45,000 to local and international nonprofits that serve children, veterans, hungry and homeless over the last year. Image courtesy of Rotary of Three CreeksThe Rotary Club of Three Creeks went unintimidated by the pandemic during the 2020-21 fiscal year. The club – less than five years old – granted almost $45,000 to local and international nonprofits that serve children, veterans, hungry and homeless over the last year. Image courtesy of Rotary of Three CreeksAnd the club – less than five years old – granted almost $45,000 to local and international nonprofits that serve children, veterans, hungry and homeless over the last year.“This club makes me proud every day,” said Club President Kelley Campbell. “Not only do we have a passion for serving those in our community who we can help, but ‘Three Creekers’ are diligent about making the most of our opportunity to raise funds that we can grant to nonprofits who serve those we – as a club – think we can impact most.”The financial gifts awarded by the club in 2020-21 include:Three $7,000 grants to help alleviate food insecurity (to Clark County Food Bank, FISH of Vancouver and North County Community Food Bank)$6,500 to Clark College Foundation (earmarked to the early childhood center)$5,000 to seed funding for a future Rotary Club of Three Creeks international service project$2,500 to Clark Public Utilities Stream Team to aid in restoration of Salmon Creek$1,500 to Innovative Services NW to help fund improvements to the early childhood learning facility$1,500 to Council for the Homeless$1,500 to Operation Helping our Heroes serving veterans$1,100 in partnership with the Lewis River Rotary Club to purchase a billboard on St. John’s Road in Vancouver promoting Covid vaccinations$1,000 Southwest Washington LULAC for a farmers market program$1,000 to Shelter Box for emergency shelter kits$850 to United Way of Lane County for wildfire relief$627 to purchase new stuffed animals for children in the pediatrics unit at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center during Christmas.$500 to Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington for a literacy program$250 for community service project related expensesThe $45,000 that were disbursed in 2020-21 were raised during the club’s 2020 Fundraiser, Dancing with the Local Stars, which proved to be the final large-scale in-person event before the pandemic forced cancellation of such events for the rest of the year. Cyndi Holloway of Waste Connections was the Dancing with the Local Stars Grand Champion, raising nearly $20,000 to set a new fundraising record for the Rotary fundraiser.Club members also “passed the hat” at their May 20 meeting, raising $300 to contribute to a fundraiser for Martha’s Pantry.The club also completed a tremendously successful pivot to its annual fundraiser during the pandemic. When dancing wasn’t possible, the club changed its fundraiser to a virtual event called Dining with the Local Stars – a competitive cooking show where nine well-known local business and community leaders cooked and raised money in a competitive format. Gaynors Automotive Vice President Tommy Gaynor was named Grand Champion after raising more than $14,000. He also won the cooking competition. Dining with the Local Stars raised $55,000 that will be disbursed to community non-profits in the 2021-22 Rotary fiscal year.An announcement of the club’s 2022 fundraiser will be made in the fourth quarter of this year.About Rotary Club of Three CreeksThe 28-member Rotary Club of Three Creeks is an innovative club in its fifth year of existence and primarily serves the Hazel Dell, Felida, Salmon Creek and Ridgefield areas of Clark County. The club has attracted half of its members from the under 50 demographic. It has a firm root in community service, following the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and meets just twice a month (first and third Thursdays), remotely on Zoom during the pandemic. More information about the club can be found on its website (www.rotaryofthreecreeks.com), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/rotaryofthreecreeks).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:2020-21 fiscal yearchildrenClark Countycommunitycommunity servicefinancial giftsgivinghomelessKelley CampbellnonprofitRotary clubRotary of Three CreeksVancouverveteransshare 0 Previous : 62nd annual Battle Ground School District Art Show online Next : Battle Ground students’ History Day projects win at stateAdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabel guestLabel Name*Email*Website Rotary of Three Creeks giving reaches nearly $45,000 in 2020-21Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, June 3, 2021in: Community Newsshare 0 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. 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Toronto area cops bust $100-million luxury vehicle theft ring

first_img The name Project Baijin comes from Mandarin, meaning “gold” or “platinum” — this was, after all, a gold mine for those operating the stolen-car ring. Thanks to one phone call, this gold mine has been shut down. This luxury auto theft ring may have been fast and furious, but now they’re also busted. Whoever was waiting on the other side of the world for delivery of a brand-new $300,000 Mercedes-Benz shouldn’t bother opening the shipping container.The stolen car did not make it on a ship. Instead, it was parked Wednesday in front of Peel Regional Police HQ with other stolen high-end vehicles confiscated in “Project Baijin.”Peel cops, with assistance of officers from forces in Halton and York regions and the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA), busted up a $100-million car theft ring, putting five people before the courts. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS People are stealing airbags to sell on the black market“Something did not look right to this person,” said Peel Regional Police Det.-Sgt. Don Jorgenson. Detectives went out to take a look at what turned out to be a “chop shop” and could not believe what they found.They struck gold: A 2015 Jeep Wrangler, a 2016 Mercedes GLE350, a 2018 Mercedes C300, a 2018 Audi A7, a 2018 Dodge Ram and a 2019 Range Rover. All high-end. All stolen.Knowing they were on to something big, they put together a joint task force with police services in Halton and York regions. From there, officers tracked all of the vehicles missing from their jurisdictions. RELATED TAGSLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videoscenter_img 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 “This is international, organized crime,” alleged Peel Regional Police Chief Chris McCord. “The victims of this ring are right here in Peel and in the GTA.”Those charged are innocent until proven guilty but police alleged that once stolen, the cars were destined for illegal international markets. Det.-Sgt. Don Jorgenson said they were stolen from owners, dealerships and “fraudulently” purchased with fake identifications and then shipped abroad after phantom owners stopped making payments.“It was an elaborate operation,” alleged Jorgenson. They employed a “variety of methods” to get their illegal product.Sources say up to 400 luxury cars have been sent to Europe and China. They were tricky about it too — sometimes vinyl-wrapping them in different colours to avoid detection.However this operation began to fall apart in April when Peel police located a “chop shop” that allegedly hosted a 2018 Bentley GTC, valued at $263,000; a 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50 (one of 500 produced), valued at $230,000; a 2017 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, valued at $200,000; a 2017 Land Rover Range Rover, valued at $185,000; and an Audi Q7 worth $137,000.“Sometimes these cars could be on a ship in just a matter of hours,” said Jorgenson. And the owners, dealers, lenders and insurance companies were left holding the bag while somewhere else in the world people were enjoying these beautiful rides.Police seized 28 vehicles worth $2.2 million, many car starters and a large quantity of cash. It’s been called the largest vehicle bust ever in the GTA, and it all began with one phone call from a concerned citizen.RELATED Trending Videos The top 10 most stolen cars in Canada in 2018 The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

CU-Boulder students, faculty primed for July 14 Pluto encounter

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail “This mission will complete the first reconnaissance of our solar system and will reshape our understanding of the region where Pluto resides,” said CU-Boulder doctoral student Marcus Piquette, a member of the SDC science team. After a nine-year journey of 3 billion miles, a piano-sized, power-packed NASA spacecraft has an upcoming date with history that some University of Colorado Boulder students, faculty and alumni wouldn’t miss for the world.Tuesday, July 14, is the day the New Horizons spacecraft will whip by Pluto and become the first ever spacecraft to visit perhaps the most enchanting planet. A team of CU-Boulder students designed, built and tested the Student Dust Counter (SDC) for the mission to measure dust particles along the way — remnants of collisions between solar system bodies — making it the first student built and operated instrument ever to fly on a NASA planetary mission.“We have waited a long time for this,” said CU-Boulder physics Professor Mihaly Horanyi of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and a New Horizons co-investigator. The SDC is the only one of the seven instruments aboard New Horizons that has been collecting data since launch. From 2002 to 2005 Horanyi shepherded a revolving group of about 20 students as they developed the dust counter, which is helping researchers learn more about the origin and evolution of our solar system and the formation of planets from dusty disks around other stars.Doctoral student Jamey Szalay, one of two students currently on the SDC science team, came to CU-Boulder in 2010 when New Horizons was screaming nearly a million miles a day between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus.“I’m thrilled to be a be a part of this mission,” he said. “Since launch we have been flying through the disk of the solar system, learning about its structure and how planets push dust around.”The dust counter is a thin plastic film resting on a honeycombed aluminum structure the size of a cake pan mounted on the spacecraft’s exterior. A small electronic box inside the spacecraft functions as the instrument’s “brain” to assess each individual dust particle that strikes the detector. The tiny dust grains hitting the dust counter create unique electrical signals, allowing the students to infer the mass of each particle.“This mission will complete the first reconnaissance of our solar system and will reshape our understanding of the region where Pluto resides,” said CU-Boulder doctoral student Marcus Piquette, a member of the SDC science team.CU-Boulder Professor Fran Bagenal, a mission co-investigator, leads the New Horizons Particles and Plasma Team. Bagenal was a member of the original “Pluto Underground” — a small, dogged band of planetary scientists who began lobbying NASA in 1989 for a Pluto mission. The Pluto Underground also included then-CU-Boulder doctoral student Alan Stern, who now leads the New Horizons mission from the Southwest Research Institute’s Planetary Science Directorate in Boulder.Bagenal, a faculty member in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences and LASP affiliate, said the interactions of the solar wind with Pluto’s tenuous atmosphere, which is leaking into space, is of high interest.“It’s clear that when Pluto’s orbit takes it closer to the sun, like it is today, the atmosphere is escaping like crazy,” she said.Scientists don’t yet know what happens to Pluto’s atmosphere when the dwarf planet moves further from the sun, since a single solar orbit takes 248 years.Bagenal and her colleagues also want to learn more about why Pluto and some other objects in the Kuiper Belt — a region spanning more than a billion miles past Neptune’s orbit and believed to harbor thousands of moon-sized objects and billions of comets — seem to have a reddish hue.“It could be that energetic solar particles and cosmic rays are causing chemical reactions on the planet’s surface, turning the methane ice on Pluto’s surface to a reddish-brown gunk,” she said.The CU-Boulder scientists and students involved in New Horizons are at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Baltimore for the Pluto encounter. APL designed, built and operates the mission and manages it for NASA.In addition to the dust counter, the New Horizons instrument suite includes two cameras, two imaging spectrometers and two particle spectrometers to gather data on the surfaces, atmospheres and temperatures of Pluto, its five moons and several Kuiper Belt objects.“We really have little sense of what Pluto looks like,” said Bagenal. “But with New Horizons we will get our first detailed glimpse of the surface. We will see whether there are craters, or volcanoes, or frost, or tectonic cracks — or something totally unexpected. I think we are in for a good ride, and it’s going to be lots of fun.”  “The flyby also is an emotional capstone for all the students who worked on SDC,” said Horanyi. “They have moved on to have families and kids and busy lives, but I know that all of them will closely follow the encounter, and remember their contributions with tremendous pride. The encounter is a landmark event along the way to explore the outskirts of the solar system, even beyond Pluto, for possibly decades to come.”Stern, who earned his doctorate from CU-Boulder’s astrophysical and planetary sciences department in 1989, advises Pluto fans to cinch it up for July 14, which is Bastille Day in France. “That is the day we will storm the gates of the Kuiper Belt,” he said. For more information on SDC visit http://lasp.colorado.edu/sdc/. For more information on student research at LASP visit http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/about/cu-students-at-lasp/. For more information on the NASA’s New Horizons mission visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/index.html# or http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.An illustration of the New Horizons spacecraft at Pluto is available at http://photography.colorado.edu/netpub/server.np?find&site=news&catalog=catalog&template=detail.np&field=itemid&op=matches&value=8425.Contact: Fran Bagenal, [email protected] Mihaly Horanyi, [email protected] Jim Scott, CU-Boulder media relations, [email protected] Categories:AcademicsScience & TechnologySpaceCampus CommunityNews Headlines Published: July 8, 2015 last_img read more

32 Winds the Only California Wine at 2019 La Dive Bouteille

first_img TAGS32 WindsLa Dive Bouteille Previous articleAlara Cellars Makes Wine Business Monthly 2018 Top 10 Hot Brands ListNext articleSerendipity Wines Makes Waves in the West Coast! Press Release Facebook AdvertisementHEALDSBURG, CA:  Sonoma County native and ‘32 Winds Winemaker’ Matt Taylor, is one of only two U.S. producers to be accepted to attend the infamous “La Dive Bouteille” wine salon in the Loire Valley, France; pouring the only Californian wines there in 2019.Matt’s prowess, integrity and unique vision to California winegrowing captured the attention of legendary sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier – recently awarded ‘Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France’ — one of the highest accolades of achievement for a sommelier (The best sommelier in France). Matt, with his wife Mikaela, are pouring their first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir release of their estate vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, a mere 25 minutes from the ocean. West Sonoma Coast has an expanding culture of eco-conscious vintners who embrace organic and biodynamic viticulture. The vines’ proximity to the Pacific expresses cooler temperatures from morning fog and ocean breezes. This, combined with a kaleidoscope of soils and elevated ridges that rise to 1,500 feet plus an extraordinarily long growing season contributes to the wine’s overall heightened acidity, lower alcohol, and innate freshness.About La Dive BouteilleCelebrating its 20th year, “La Dive Bouteille” (The Divine Bottle), is the world’s largest annual, natural wine exhibition. A few hundred winemakers and a handful of spirit producers set up shop in the historic Ackerman Caves in Saumur, France to pour their minimal-to-zero-intervention wines for visiting international importers, distributors, restaurateurs, writers, drinkers, and as much for each other. Business is done, friendships are made, and wine is explored. Not necessarily in that order.About 32 Winds32 Winds is a small, family-owned winery located in Healdsburg, California producing award-winning wines from Napa and Sonoma Counties.Advertisement ReddIt Pinterest Linkedin Twitter Home Industry News Releases 32 Winds the Only California Wine at 2019 La Dive BouteilleIndustry News ReleasesWine Business32 Winds the Only California Wine at 2019 La Dive BouteilleBy Press Release – February 6, 2019 306 1 Email Sharelast_img read more

Fire Brigade Gets $3 Million to Assist With Training

first_imgRelatedSt. James Honours Eight with Spirit of Independence Award RelatedHelp for Farmers in St.Elizabeth Story HighlightsThe Jamaica Fire Brigade, on August 12, received $3 million from Petrojam Limited, to assist in building the capacity of its fire fighters.The presentation was made at the York Park Fire Station, Orange Street, downtown Kingston.The fire brigade had expressed the need for fire fighters to undergo training in auto extrication, confined space and rescue, and urban search and rescue. Fire Brigade Gets $3 Million to Assist With TrainingJIS 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 RelatedSpecial Select Committee Working on Project to Remember Sir Howard Fire Brigade Gets $3 Million to Assist With Training Local GovernmentAugust 12, 2014Written by: Latonya Lintoncenter_img The Jamaica Fire Brigade, on August 12, received $3 million from Petrojam Limited, to assist in building the capacity of its fire fighters.The presentation was made at the York Park Fire Station, Orange Street, downtown Kingston.Manager of Safety, Environment, Quality Assurance and Security at  Petrojam Limited, Mr. Leon Jarrett, said the fire brigade had expressed the need for fire fighters to undergo training in auto extrication, confined space and rescue, and urban search and rescue.“This donation will cover the cost associated with these courses, which is estimated to cost $2 million. The donation will also fund public education initiatives to be executed during national fire awareness week,” Mr. Jarrett said.He pointed out that throughout the years, Petrojam Limited has had a mutually beneficial partnership with the Jamaica Fire Brigade.The Manager informed that Petrojam has, on several occasions, facilitated in-house training of fire personnel in petroleum related fires.“I would like to commend the Jamaica Fire Brigade for their dedication and commitment to fulfilling their mandate of saving lives and protecting properties from damage caused by fires, natural disasters and other situations,” Mr. Jarrett said.For his part, Deputy Commissioner, Operations, at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Warren Malcolm, said the department is grateful for the donation of much needed funds, to assist with the critical area of training.Acting Commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Errol Mowatt, described Petrojam Limited as a strategic partner of the Fire Brigade.He also encouraged corporate Jamaica to come on board with the fire brigade, “to make sure that (we) can respond and respond effectively when you have an emergency. It is a win, win situation.” Photo: JIS PhotographerActing Commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), Errol Mowatt (second left), points to cheque presented to him by Manager of Safety, Environment, Quality Assurance and Security at Petrojam Limited, Mr. Leon Jarrett, at the York Park Fire Station, Orange Street, downtown Kingston, on August 12. The money will be used to assist with training at the JFB. Others (from left) are: Public Relations Officer, Petrojam Limited, Latoya Pennant; Deputy Commissioner, Jamaica Fire Brigade, Warren Malcolm; Assistant Commissioner, Jamaica Fire Brigade, Alrick Hacker, Deputy Commissioner, Administration, Jamaica Fire Brigade, Samuel McIntosh. Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more