Watch: She went from drug courier to inmate to researcher marching for science

first_img By Hyacinth Empinado April 23, 2017 Reprints Multimedia Producer Hyacinth creates videos and animations for STAT and is the senior producer of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Science saved her life, so she marched for itVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Link EmbedCopiedLive00:0004:5004:50  [email protected] VideoWATCH: She went from drug courier to inmate to researcher marching for science About the Author Reprints Hyacinth Empinado/STAT The fact that she was able to rise above those setbacks to become well on her way to becoming a physician scientist Landeros attributes to federally funded science programs — many of which are poised for deep cuts under President Trump’s proposed budget.Stresses and mistakesGrowing up, Landeros’s parents barely made ends meet. Despite that, she excelled in school, eventually finishing high school in three years.advertisement WASHINGTON — “I’m marching because science, in a way, saved my life,” said Adriana Landeros.The 26-year-old joined thousands of others at the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, marching for opportunities for other minorities in science.Born to undocumented parents in California, Landeros’s life has been marked by poverty, hardship, and a brief stint in jail.advertisement Hyacinth Empinado @sayhitohyacinth But in 2012, a pair of stresses hit: Her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer just as Landeros was in the midst of transferring from community college to the University of California, Santa Cruz.Accompanying her mom to chemotherapy meant Landeros missed a lot of classes, and her grades suffered. A year later, the school forced her to take a break and barred her from enrolling for a quarter.To cope with the stress, she turned to drugs and drinking. And then, to help her mom with her medical bills, she took a more serious risk: In March 2014, she agreed to a job transporting marijuana cross-country.She was supposed to drive from California to Illinois, but got pulled over in Nebraska for too closely following a semi-truck. The cop searched her car and found a suitcase full of drugs.The seven months of jail time Landeros ended up changing her life for the better: She realized that she missed going to school and doing research.After she got out, Landeros reapplied to UCSC and joined a research team studying biofuels. She also became co-president of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, leading workshops and becoming a mentor to students who want to pursue research.Marching for a more hopeful futureNow, with the looming threat of budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health, Landeros is worried that budding scientists with disadvantaged backgrounds will not have the same opportunities she did.President Trump’s draft budget released last month calls for a $6 billion cut to the NIH — about one-fifth of its budget.The Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program at Johns Hopkins University — where Landeros studies the bacterium responsible for Legionnaire’s disease — is funded by the NIH, with the goal of preparing students from underrepresented minorities for PhD or MD-PhD studies.Likewise, as an undergraduate, Landeros benefited from NIH-funded research programs for underrepresented minorities.Thanks to that assistance, Landeros said, she’s found science to be “a very welcoming community.”“For me, it’s important to reach out, especially to underserved communities, and let them know that there [are] no borders in science,” she said.And it’s a community Landeros hopes to spend a very long time in. She’s hoping to be accepted into an MD-PhD program next year — and after she graduates, she’d like to go back to her hometown in Monterey County, Calif., and serve her community. Tags NIHresearchlast_img read more

Will you get paid time off to get your COVID-19 vaccine?

first_imgLee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 Advertisement“Luckily where I work they gave us free time to go get it and for those that are getting the shot, we are actually getting 8 hours PTO as an incentive to get our shot,” Karen Eads of Cape Coral said.NBC2 asked Governor Ron DeSantis if a policy similar to New York’s would be considered in the Sunshine State. We have yet to hear back. AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccinepaid time off Cape Coral doctor offers medical marijuana discount as COVID-19 vaccine incentive June 11, 2021 Advertisement 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 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 commentscenter_img Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Could you be paid to protect yourself?Some states like New York are making sure workers can take paid time off to get vaccinated. It’s an incentive that many hope will come to their workplace.A law in New York went into effect that grants people up to four hours to get their shot.People in Florida said that something similar would give them a little more freedom. Right now, policies can vary employer to employer — but some are already offering it. Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021last_img read more

Laois GAA matches postponed and moved as Storm Francis impacts pitches

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Home Sport GAA Laois GAA matches postponed and moved as Storm Francis impacts pitches SportGAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Laois GAA matches postponed and moved as Storm Francis impacts pitches TAGSStorm Francis WhatsApp Pinterest Two Laois GAA matches scheduled for this evening have switched venues while a third has been postponed due to Storm Francis.Since late last night, the storm has dumped a torrent of rain upon Laois and the game between Portlaoise and O’Dempsey’s has fallen victim.This Intermediate match was due to take place in Mountmellick but it is now off.Meanwhile, the two senior games scheduled for this evening have been switched.Emo v Killeshin, originally scheduled for Ratheniska, has been moved to the LOETB Centre Of Excellence with a 7pm throw in.While the meeting of Stradbally and Portarlington, scheduled for MW Hire O’Moore Park at 6.45pm, has also been moved to the Centre of Excellence.As it stands, the remaining IFC game between Timahoe and Crettyard in Graiguecullen and the Ladies game between Timahoe and Portlaoise go ahead as scheduled. Facebook Electric Picnic Twitter News Previous articleFree counselling service for carers of stroke survivors in Laois launchedNext articleCoronavirus: No further deaths and 92 new cases as Carlow school come under fire for assembly 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. Electric Picnic By Alan Hartnett – 25th August 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Pointless Photoshopping in Pyongyang Photo

first_img [imText1] By Daily NK – 2013.01.14 8:18pm Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Pointless Photoshopping in Pyongyang Photo SHARE News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News center_img Facebook Twitter News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

COVID-19 critical worker status

first_imgCOVID-19 critical worker status On Monday 4 January 2021, the Prime Minister announced that the Government will be introducing new national COVID-19 measures in England to protect the NHS and save lives.The SIA has spoken with the Home Office to obtain information and guidance for individuals and security businesses/employers in the sector to enable them to consider working requirements during the on-going period.A security operative is considered a critical worker if they are deployed in the following:critical security provision in hospitals, social care, the courts, government estate buildings, as well as key supermarkets/food supply chain, the transport network and critical national infrastructure and utilitiesroles essential to supporting law and order, or which have the potential to limit any further likely pressures on the Police or national emergency services – this could include the guarding of empty or closed commercial property judged at risk, closed retail sites or sensitive office premises, or the monitoring of similar through CCTV or other remote means, and the provision of alarm response centres including mobile unitsIf you are providing essential security to a service which itself remains critical and functioning, which attracts critical worker status, then you are likely to be covered. If in doubt, check with whoever contracts for your services.To further assist in determining locally which private security roles are critical, decisions will need to be taken on a case-by-case basis by those contracting security provision and security businesses/employers. Any access to school places is role dependent and will be decided on by the relevant local authority.These are challenging and unprecedented times. The questions arising are not easy and no-one else can answer them for you. You will need to apply judgement, with the aim of following the Government’s guidance and always minimising social contact where possible. /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:CCTV, coronavirus, covid-19, Emergency, Emergency Services, Government, infrastructure, law, Minister, mobile, police, Prime Minister, property, school, security, supply chain, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

WFP Geneva Palais Briefing Note: World Food Programme warns of looming famine in southern Madagascar

first_imgWFP Geneva Palais Briefing Note: World Food Programme warns of looming famine in southern Madagascar WFPThis is a summary of what was said by WFP Senior Director of Operations Amer Daoudi – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.GENEVA – I’m currently in Madagascar. I arrived a couple of days ago to see first-hand the deteriorating humanitarian situation in southern Madagascar. The issue is no longer about how bad it is – it is extremely bad.Famine looms in southern Madagascar as communities witness an almost total disappearance of food sources which has created a full-blown nutrition emergency. People have had to resort to desperate survival measures such as eating locusts, raw red cactus fruits or wild leaves.At least 1.35 million people need emergency food and nutrition assistance and have been suffering from hunger since the start of the lean season last September (IPC December 2020). The lives of children are at stake as the nutrition situation in under-fives deteriorates to alarming levels. Most of the southern districts are in a nutrition emergency as acute malnutrition has almost doubled over the last 4 months, increasing from 9% to 16%. (Ministry of Health Survey, March 2021) In some districts it has reached even worse than the alarming 16% to almost 27%. So, the average is 16% across all districts but in couple of districts it’s almost 27%. Some of the reasons behind all of this is in the past five years we’ve had consecutive droughts, climate shocks, economic deterioration but also this year we had unexpected sandstorms that basically rendered many of the agricultural lands not available (or fit) for farming. In addition, we had very little rains, late rains and today the expectations of the harvest is going to be at almost 40% below the 5 year average. So it tells you how bad the situation is and WFP has been responding with partners and trying to minimize the impact but due to lack of resources we have been providing only half rations across the community up to the tune of 750,000 people.The main urban centers which have been receiving displaced population due to food insecurity and malnutrition are Ambovombe, Amboasary, and Fort Dauphin (up to 3,000 people of which 80 percent were women and children reached Fort Dauphin in the last months).But what I witnessed yesterday again with members of the diplomatic community and the international community and members of the government is horrific images of starving and malnourished children, mothers, parents and the population in the villages we visited – Ankiliabo in the Ambovombe district. The situation has extremely, extremely worsened, scary. They are on the periphery of famine and these are images that I haven’t seen for quite some time from across the globe.Now, we need to stop the deterioration and for that we need the resources yesterday. Because in order to turn resources into food into the mouth of people it will take some time. The infrastructure is extremely bad. It takes forever to get cargo into Madagascar and then from the ports into affected areas given that how large the area is and how dispersed the population are.I would urge everybody to try and help with the situation – it has extremely worsened. When heads of households, when mothers start selling their cooking utensils – this is the sign we are reaching the point of no return. I would urge for everybody’s assistance in this crisis.The writing is on the wall, the images are horrific and what I saw with my own eyes tells me that we are heading towards a disaster and we need to stop that. We are asking for US$75 million immediately to cover the needs over the next few months. What we have in place today is sufficient up to July at half ration and that’s not going to be enough. Half ration is basically that you are sustaining, and you are not alleviating the suffering. And we need USD 75 million immediately.In normal circumstances, with relatively good infrastructure, usually to turn cash, confirmed contributions into food in the mouth of people usually takes three to five months. The situation has extremely worsened, the urgency is there so we will put all our efforts to be able to move and deliver once we have the contributions. But we need the contributions yesterday – each day we are late means we are not going with food and nutrition distributions to the affected population.The infrastructure is almost non-existent. Yesterday to travel from where we arrived in the Ambovombe district to the village of Ankiliabo took us one hour and a half by car – totally off road. So, you can imagine the distance and the remoteness of the villages.In some of these villages, in many of these villages, as you all know, basically, if a child dies, they bury the child, there is no reporting on these numbers. Same thing with grownups. We are already witnessing whole villages shutting down and moving to urban centres. This puts pressure on an already fragile food security situation. People are sick. This response isn’t only about food and nutrition, it’s very much about health, very much about water, it’s all hands-on deck.Unfortunately, I have come across many dire situations in my life. What the images I saw yesterday are up there in terms of the severity and how shocking it is. However, I want to highlight in almost 30 years of doing emergencies and humanitarian work, I think from where I sit, from the kind of global view I have the situation now is bad globally.I saw starving children, absolutely, absolutely skin and bones, stunting … when we asked some of the mothers how is the situation, how are they coping, they get the supplementary feeding we provide to children and mothers – they said they’ve resorted to selling their cooking utensils. They have nothing. They are destitute. It’s not like there is a coping mechanism because it is affecting a swath of villages. This is what I saw. I had one mother with a 7-8 month old child who looked like he was 2 months old. She told me that she lost a child just last week. The situation is really bad. The remoteness of these villages, the accessibility problem is hindering us from transmitting all these images globally, but the writing is on the wall. It is very clear how disturbing the situation is.Please find images of the situation in southern Madagascar here /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:Accessibility, community, diplomatic, director, Emergency, Geneva, Government, health, Humanitarian, infrastructure, Madagascar, nutrition, resources, Switzerland, U.S., WFPlast_img read more

Musical rings win $75K in startup contest; robotic muscles grab $25K

first_imgNVC 10 winning teamsSpecdrums: The winner of the General Track, Specdrums has created an app-connected ring that turns color into sound, making the entire world of colors your instrument. ($75,000)HASEL artificial muscles: The winner of the Research & Development Track, HASEL is a robotic company creating the next generation of robots with biomimetic motion. ($25,000)Beautibook: The winner of the IT Track, Beautibook offers a mobile application that acts as a recipe book to help the beauty community organize, share and discover makeup looks and products. ($2,000)Statehill: This year’s wildcard venture is Statehill, a database that includes legislative information from all 50 states, enabling a more productive and navigable legislative process. ($2,000)Cannabis Marketing Association: CMA, the Creative Industries Track winner, is a professional trade association for marketers in the cannabis industry. ($2,000)NVC 10 sponsorsBrad Feld and Amy Batchelor and The Caruso Foundation provided the $100,000 prizePrize & Track sponsor: Zayo GroupIn-kind sponsors: Galvanize, dojo4, Shinesty, Poindexter, Elevations Credit UnionAudience Choice Award sponsor: City of BoulderCategories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Comfortable and confident on stage with a panel of judges on one side and hundreds of eager faces in the audience, Steven Dourmashkin tapped the brightly colored plastic rings on his hand against spots of color on his T-Shirt. With each tap, a new tone rang out.The crowd erupted in “ooohs,” cheers and claps as it became clear that this aerospace engineering graduate student and lifelong drummer had made the world and all its varied and colorful surfaces his own personal keyboard.After a handful of CU Boulder teams pitched their businesses before a panel of friendly but intense judges (think Shark Tank but quite a bit nicer), team Specdrums won the grand prize of $75,000 in the 10th annual New Venture Challenge (NVC) championships, held for the first time at the Boulder Theater on April 4.More on NVC 10Social Impact Prize Winner: Veganarke Women’s Entrepreneurship Prize Winner: Norma Audience Choice winner: NormaLearn More About the New Venture ChallengeLearn More About Innovation & Entrepreneurship at CUWith that, Dourmashkin and his team are on track to get the product into the hands of schoolchildren, musicians and other creative types around the world. In between congratulatory hugs and posing for photos, Dourmashkin said the cash prize will allow him to hire more people and create more inventory.“We can scale up a lot more,” said Dourmashkin, who started Specdrums as an undergrad at Cornell University. “We haven’t raised any money yet. This is big.”Second place went to HASEL artificial muscles, a group of CU Boulder researchers working on a prototype for soft-tissue robots. Other top-five winners include: BeautiBook, an app for creative makeup enthusiasts; Statehill, an interactive database of international legislative information and updates for lobbyists and others; and the Cannabis Marketing Association, aimed at sharing best practices in marketing cannabis, with its many varied rules and regulations across the country.Before the winners were announced, Zayo Group CEO and founder and a local sponsor of the NVC prize money Dan Caruso said he saw “real businesses” emerging.“Some already have revenue, they have momentum, they’ve raised money,” Caruso said. “I’m glad I’m not in the seat of the judges. It’s going to be a hard one to figure out.”CU Boulder’s ‘flight simulator’ for startupsThe New Venture Challenge is CU Boulder’s go-to program for aspiring entrepreneurs. Participants represent majors and departments from across the university. From undergraduates to graduates, PhD candidates to postdocs, and faculty to staff, everyone is invited to come watch and support or actually pitch their idea.For 10 years, the NVC has been CU Boulder’s entrepreneurial “flight simulator,” giving teams the chance to build a startup and gain outstanding support and mentorship in a world-class community of entrepreneurs, startups and established businesses in the university’s backyard.The NVC is divided into tracks including general, information technology, research & development, and creative industries. Track finalists and the NVC champion receive award money. In addition, NVC awards a Social Impact Prize, which encourages teams to focus on social and environmental responsibility, and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Prize, which encourages and promotes female entrepreneurs.Some 117 teams participated in the 2018 challenge beginning in September, with the top finalists competing for the grand prize this week. Over the past decade, 25 teams that rose up through the NVC championships have gone on to win $13.4 million in additional funding.Brad Feld, another generous sponsor, managing director of Foundry Group and co-founder of Techstars, participated in a Q&A with Caruso moderated by emcee, law professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Silicon Flatirons Center Brad Bernthal, who noted that the event at the art deco Boulder Theater as a sort of “Carnegie Hall of Boulder’s startup scene.” Caruso added that “success stories feed other success stories” and that the Front Range offers a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs.“The whole corridor (represents) a whole opportunity to start up and scale businesses of multiple different types…that touch all parts of the world,” Caruso said.  Excitement builds for 2019Organizers also had some exciting news to share about next year: a $200,000 match for prize money. Some people pledged support of $10,000 or more on the spot.”I’ve never seen anything like that at a CU event before — the excitement of the night, the energy. It was palpable,” said Ali LeBeau Greenstein, New Venture Challenge director. “The more funding the NVC has, the more we can support these amazing ideas that are coming out of the university.”In the Q&A, Feld said the future looks bright for the New Venture Challenge—as long as relationships between established entrepreneurs and newcomers to the game continue to be forged and cultivated.“An essential component … is that this spans across generations,” he said. “A powerful thing to focus on … is to make sure we’re really laying down connective tissue between all the people.”Feld, who was involved in a similar initiative at MIT in the past, encouraged CU Boulder’s NVC to start a database of companies born through the NVC so that generations of entrepreneurs can continue to learn from one another and support each other.“CU can really be the hub for that for a lot of the community,” Feld said.center_img Published: April 6, 2018 • By Julie Poppen last_img read more

Kalispell Addresses Woodland Park’s Waterfowl Overpopulation

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Kalispell is collaborating with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in an effort to reduce the domestic waterfowl population in Woodland Park and the negative impacts they pose in the area.With an estimated 200 domestic geese and ducks in the area, the dense population has created a variety of issues, including pond health, wildlife-human conflicts, feces accumulation, overgrazing, vehicle safety hazards and increased disease.“We’re looking at ways to control both populations and create a clean, healthy environment both for migratory birds and the people attending the park,” Kalispell Parks and Recreation Director Chad Fincher said.While there are several population control options, it is likely that FWP will conduct a “capture and euthanize” method, which will bring the most immediate result.Other options include eliminating or reducing public feeding, egg removal and installing beacons or flashing lights. However, those options are cost-prohibitive and labor-intensive and would likely be less successful, according to city officials.Public feeding has become an issue in Woodland Park, officials say, because it provides little nutritional value to the waterfowl, resulting in angel wing, a crippling disease, and deformations. It also results in a high bird density, which increases competition in an environment that wouldn’t normally support them. Feeding can cause more aggressive behavior towards humans, and birds continue to congregate near the playground and walking trails.As a result of the bird overpopulation, the overall species health is deteriorating because of interbreeding, which is causing a lack of genetic diversity and increased disease spread. Since the normally migratory birds tend to stay in the park, they are cohabitating and breeding with domestic birds.Exotic waterfowl were introduced to Woodland Park many years ago following the Conrad family’s park donation, officials say. While their population was historically controlled, they have since become unregulated, causing interbreeding and overpopulation.“I’m delighted that you are considering doing something about the problem at the local park,” said Kalispell resident Dan Black. “I’ve been going to Woodland park longer than a lot of you were alive, and I do remember there were birds down there, but the numbers were just a fraction of what they are today and the numbers were more controlled.”Officials say people often dump domestic species such as rabbits, chickens and other waterfowl in Woodland Park, particularly after Easter, which also contributes to the problem.“The domestic and exotic waterfowl at the park are a problem,” FWP Regional Information and Education Program Manager Dillon Tabish said. “It’s not our native ducks. We’re talking about those domestic and exotic ducks that are not native and not natural to this park. They’re not in a healthy state and they’re not healthy for the ecosystem.”While city officials agree the waterfowl population must be eliminated, some councilors propose less wasteful means to reduce the birds.Fincher says historically some farmers have adopted the birds for their property, but usually this relocates fewer than 10 annually.Councilor Ryan Hunter of Ward 3 suggested opening a 30-day window prior to euthanization to give the public an opportunity to adopt the waterfowl.Following the domestic waterfowl elimination, FWP intends to revitalize and deepen the three-foot pond that has suffered from the overpopulation.Officials are currently working to educate the public on the negative effects of artificial feeding and add more signs discouraging people from feeding.Additionally, the city addressed the ongoing core area trail, which has been named the Kalispell Parkline, and proposed a pedestrian hybrid beacon, which triggers a traffic light when pedestrians need to cross a road. The traffic device would assist trail users in crossing U.S. Highway 93.“There’s been a lot of concerns over how to move across Main Street,” Kalispell Planning Director Jarod Nygren said.Although the Montana Department of Transportation has not yet approved the pedestrian hybrid beacon, Nygren says it shows a safe way to cross the busy road.In a Legislature update, Republican Rep. Frank Garner of House District 17 updated Kalispell on general fund collections, which remain strong. Through the end of January, general fund revenues were $92.5 million, a 6.4% increase from the previous year. Garner says this is due to a strong economy and more income tax revenue, which he expects to [email protected] last_img read more

Ballybofey to Donegal Town road a major focus as gardai target bank holiday speed

first_imgNews WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Twitter By News Highland – May 28, 2014 Gardai will be focusing on speed over the bank holiday weekend, with gardai in Donegal saying there will be several checkpoints on national primary roads in the county, starting on Friday morning.Because of the high frequency of fatal collisions between Ballybofey and Donegal Town since the beginning of last year, gardai say there will be a particular emphasis on the N15.However, Inspector Michael Harrison says all areas of the county will be covered………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleMother-of-two from Burtonport dies after tragic fall in GreeceNext articleTwo men in court following Derry drugs seizure News Highland Ballybofey to Donegal Town road a major focus as gardai target bank holiday speed Twitterlast_img read more

PRO14 players crown Coetzee king

first_img‘ ‘ PRO14 players crown Coetzee king Marcell Coetzee’s peers have voted the Springbok loose forward as the top player in the PRO14 for the 2020-21 season.It’s a fitting end to Coetzee’s five-year stint at Ulster where he helped the Irish regional team to a 14-2 record this season, sharing first place on the try-scorers list with nine, making the most offloads in the competition and completing 95% of 105 attempted tackles.Each team captain and vice-captain cast their ballots to award the 30-Test Bok loosie who follows previous winners Duhan van der Merwe, Bill Mata, Tadhg Beirne, Charles Piutau and Bundee Aki.Coetzee was also voted into the PRO14 Dream Team selected by the media, lining up at No 8 while fellow Bok Damien de Allende was named to partner Scotland’s Huw Jones in an all-UCT midfield combination.The injury-plagued, 29-year-old flank is set to link up with the Vodacom Bulls in July and will have his heart set on staying healthy long enough to claim a regular place in the Bok squad.PRO14 Dream Team15 Michael Lowry (Ulster)14 Alex Wootton (Connacht)13 Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors)12 Damien de Allende (Munster)11 Dave Kearney (Leinster)10 Jack Carty (Connacht)9 John Cooney (Ulster)8 Marcell Coetzee (Ulster)7 Scott Penny (Leinster)6 Josh Turnbull (Cardiff Blues)5 Gavin Thornbury (Connacht)4 Billy Holland (Munster)3 Michael Bent (Leinster)2 Kevin O’Byrne (Munster)1 Eric O’Sullivan (Ulster)Coetzee switch to Bulls a statement of intent BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Marcell Coetzee Post by Zelim Nel 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img Posted in News, Top headlines, Top story Tagged marcell coetzee, Pro14, Springboks ‘ Published on April 1, 2021  335  76 World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndo Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ Life Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more