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City Moves for 9 August – Who’s switching jobs?

first_imgGlobal provider of housing and lifestyle solutions Assurant has announced the appointment of Christian Formby as its new president, Europe, subject to receipt of regulatory approval. Formby will have responsibility for developing and executing strategic priorities for Assurant’s European operations to drive profitable growth in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the UK. Formby will focus on delivering innovative solutions that meet the needs of clients and their customers to improve the customer experience. Formby has over 17 years of experience in financial services, working for global brands including Goldman Sachs, Marsh, EY and Zurich Financial Services before joining Assurant. During his eight-year career at Assurant, Formby has held leadership roles in both the company’s global Housing and Lifestyle business units, including country leadership, regional P&L management and business development across regions. Most recently, he was senior vice president, global property international with oversight and management of Assurant’s International Property business. In his new role, Formby will be based in the UK and report to Keith Meier, president, International. Share whatsapp City MovesSend your appointments to [email protected] Assurant More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org OSTC Friday 9 August 2019 12:27 am Media Chain by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber BlindsStuff AnsweredBest Mattress Deals for Seniors 2020Stuff AnsweredBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorBill CruncherArizona Drivers With No DUI’s Getting A Pay Day This Month (Check If You Qualify)Bill CruncherElvenarIf You Are Above 30, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Elvenar Today’s City Moves includes Assurant, OSTC and Media Chain. Global derivatives trading and education business OSTC has announced the appointment of Nigel Holt as head of internal audit, effective 1st October 2019. Nigel is a 30-year veteran in the fields of audit, risk, internal control and corporate governance. He joins OSTC from Colas UK. Prior to this Nigel has held senior audit roles at a range of corporations including Friends Life, Partnership Assurance and the London Stock Exchange. In his role as head of audit, Nigel will focus on quality and excellence and will promote a culture which emphasises a control framework that ensures compliance with global standards and requirements. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and will report to the Audit Committee. City Moves for 9 August – Who’s switching jobs at Assurant, OSTC and Media Chain? The social-first publishing arm of Social Chain has announced the appointment of Jon Edwards as head of sales. Jon previously held the role of brand partnerships account director at Ladbible and was also formerly at the Trinity Mirror. At Media Chain, Jon will be based in London and will hold responsibility of all Media Chain brand partnership sales across the UK. He will initially focus on growing the social media publishing business and will work to deliver engaging and effective campaigns. Previously Jon has held positions at Ladbible, Hearst and Trinity Mirror and has worked with the likes of Pepsico, Amazon, Sony Columbia, Ladbrokes Coral and Warner Brothers. He was part of the original commercial set up at Unilad. Main image credit: Getty whatsapplast_img read more

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Masks Are a Blessing for Celebrities—and a Nightmare for Paparazzi

first_imgCelebrityEntertainment IndustryMasks Are a Blessing for Celebrities—and a Nightmare for Paparazzi”I can just run to market, run around Sephora,” Cher ravedBy Merle Ginsberg – December 17, 2020484ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItFor certain celebrities, face masks don’t just offer protection, they offer freedom.“I can just run to market, run around Sephora, & go to Drs., & no one knows who I am,” Cher raved in a recent Instagram post featuring a photo of herself in an uncharacteristically modest pink face covering.Last summer, stars including Zoë Kravitz, Pink, Sophie Turner, Steph Curry, Ellen Pompeo, and Ariana Grande flocked to protests while remaining incognito. Trainer Dion Jackson, who’s worked with Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino, and Jim Carrey, says he’s now able to take his clients to work out in the hills, parks, and beaches without anyone being the wiser. “Nobody knows who they are!” he says. “Probably the only upside of this awful thing is that celebs go anywhere they want with nobody hassling them.”Masked celebs are proving problematic for paparazzi. Randy Bauer, cofounder of the Bauer-Griffin photo agency, said his shutterbugs had a hard time adjusting when mask mandates first went into effect. “We wrongly identified a lot of people. It was such a big hassle to figure out who anyone was,” he says. “Now we have to identify celebrities more by their gait, mannerisms, voice.”Fortunately, Bauer says, celebs started outing themselves by posting masked selfies online, making it easier to identify them: Jenna Dewan, Rumer Willis, and Billy Porter favor bright, recognizable masks by Wiseguise. Busy Philipps coordinates her pricey Lele Sadoughi masks with matching gingham headbands and dresses.And some celebs go a step further. Last month, Steve Martin helpfully tweeted out a masked photo of himself with a sign over his head reading “Steve Martin.” After all, as Bauer can attest, the only thing Hollywood celebrities hate more than being recognized is being ignored.Stay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Follow us on Facebook. TAGSCelebrityCOVID-19MasksPaparazziPrevious articleMorning Brief: The Trump Admin Wants to Withhold $200 Million in Medicaid Funds from CaliforniaNext articleHungry and Loaded on Hollywood BoulevardGwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORBeloved Indie Music Venue Bootleg Theater Is Permanently ClosingL.A. Restaurants Are Dealing with a Major Labor Shortage—What’s the Issue?How Real Is the Threat of an Eviction Crisis in L.A. County?last_img read more

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Hopewell House hospice has closed. You should care about that

first_img Eric Walsh Medications and kidney failure left Ray sedated, but he knew he was enveloped by the love of the family members and friends who held vigil. He squeezed their hands as they held his and, from time to time, he uttered a few words of affection and gratitude. As Ray slipped from life at the beginning of August, 2 1/2 days after arriving at Hopewell House, Nancy was lying next to him one last time.Only a handful of freestanding inpatient hospice centers like Hopewell operate across the U.S. Each is an oasis where people with complicated, intractable distress benefit from technically sophisticated treatments for their symptoms that are delivered with tenderness in welcoming, home-like settings. Comfort reliably results. People’s intimacy is respected; their dignity preserved.By the time Hopewell House closed its doors on Sept. 30, about 10,000 people had died there and another 9,000 or so had had their symptoms brought under control and returned home under continued hospice care.What’s forcing intensive hospice care facilities like Hopewell House to close is inadequate reimbursement for the services they provide. Overly restrictive Medicare and Medicaid regulations force programs to leave existing licensed hospice beds unfilled for fear of being fined for transgressing strict eligibility rules. From 2012 to 2017, inpatient hospice use dropped nearly 30% at Hopewell House and 15% across Oregon, decreases that are consistent with national trends. For-profit companies now dominate America’s hospice “industry” and, for the regulatory and financial reasons described, rarely open or operate hospice inpatient units.The two of us are in our 60s and 70s. Statistically, we are next in line in our families to die, and are rightly worried about how the stresses of caring for us, and the ways we die, will affect those we love and will leave behind. Beginning in the 1960s, baby boomers reclaimed childbirth from the clutches of medicine and restored birthing as a natural part of life, albeit one that requires medical support. We insisted on allowing fathers in delivery rooms, developed birth plans, and turned to doulas, nurse midwives, Lamaze and La Leche classes, and birth centers.It’s now time to reclaim the other edge of life. People who are dying also deserve expert medical attention that at times is highly technical. Most of us would like to be cared for at home with hospice services, knowing that there’s backup intensive care of the sort that inpatient hospice centers provide.Public policy changes are necessary to fix this conundrum, because Medicare and Medicaid policies and payments are largely to blame. But having the capacity to meet dying patients’ needs is a matter of basic human values. Our co-authorship underscores this point.We are palliative care doctors who disagree vehemently about the issue of physician-hastened death. Eric firmly believes that, under some circumstances, people who are terminally ill have a right to a doctor’s help in hastening death. He was Brittany Maynard‘s physician when she ended her life. Ira believes that doctors should not intentionally end patients’ lives. He worries that data from Oregon confirm the feared slippery slope of people choosing death because they feel undignified and a burden to others. He notes that safeguards within Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act are increasingly referred to as obstacles to a right to die.But we stand together in saying loudly that dying people have a right to the best care possible.Congress must update Medicare regulations that threaten the viability of inpatient hospice facilities. But we needn’t wait for Congress to act.Communities can take ownership of this problem. Baby boomers, in partnership with their children’s generations, the Gen Xers and millennials, can rebuild caring continuums through a combination of community action, philanthropy, and local politics.When the beloved Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, N.H., closed in 2014 for many of the same reasons Hopewell House closed this year, the citizens demanded that the local government do something. Galvanized by the community, the Strafford County commissioners bought the hospice, reopened it in 2015, and established a nonprofit foundation to help cover the financial shortfalls between what it costs to take superb care of dying people and what Medicare and Medicaid pay.Dover exemplifies a community that does what it takes to care for its own, ensuring the best care for dying people and the families who love them. It is an example we would like to see emulated in Portland and other communities with endangered hospice facilities. We might need their intensive palliative services someday. You might too.Ira Byock, M.D., is founder and chief medical officer of the Institute for Human Caring, based in Gardena, Calif., and active emeritus professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Eric Walsh, M.D., is hospice medical director of Housecall Providers, based in Portland, Ore., and active emeritus professor of medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. By Ira Byock and Eric Walsh Nov. 19, 2019 Reprints Hopewell House, an inpatient hospice facility in Portland, Ore., has closed its doors.Should anyone care beyond the families of the thousands of people who would have died badly had it not been for Hopewell House? We believe that everyone should care, because its closing highlights a chasm in the continuum of health services needed to prevent people from suffering needlessly before dying.People like Ray Friedman, who was a colleague of ours. A retired professor of radiology at Oregon Health and Science University, he was a researcher, an avid trombonist, and a writer with insatiable curiosity. He and his wife, Nancy, traveled to 71 countries. Artifacts of their trips graced their living room; so did a grand piano and a copy of Carl Jung’s “The Red Book.” As Ray’s health declined and he developed kidney failure, he realized he was approaching the end of his life and decided to forgo dialysis, allowing his body to die peacefully. His family and his doctors supported his decision.advertisement Kidney failure usually causes people to lose interest in eating, become progressively sleepier, and gently fade from life. Ray wasn’t so fortunate. A catheter to empty his bladder caused bleeding. He became agitated and intermittently delirious. Daily home visits by hospice nurses and their urgent nighttime house calls weren’t enough to ease his misery. It became painfully clear that Ray’s symptoms and his family’s distress could not be adequately alleviated at home.Hopewell House was the “hospice ICU” they needed. Its highly skilled clinicians got busy the moment Ray arrived. Aided by the specialized clinical equipment and expanded formulary of medications on-site, the hospice team was able to ease Ray’s symptoms. He relaxed — as did Nancy and their family.advertisement [email protected] For 28 years, Hopewell House in Portland, Ore., was an oasis that helped people die well. Eric Walsh Ira Byock [email protected] @IraByock About the Authors Reprints First OpinionHopewell House hospice has closed. You should care about that Tags end of lifeMedicaidMedicarelast_img read more

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Car slams into pole, driver injured in Fort Myers crash

first_imgMan killed during shooting at Central Avenue 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 Advertisement AdvertisementThe crash remains under investigation. Count on NBC2 to bring you the latest information once it is released. Woman arrested during drug bust at Fort Myers home June 10, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS FORT MYERS, Fla. — At least one person was injured after a car crashed into a concrete pole in Fort Myers on Thursday morning, officials said.Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department arrived to the crash scene at Ford Street and Canal Street to investigate. The initial investigation found that the driver was heading north on Ford Street before colliding with a concrete power pole, officers said.An FMPD spokesperson said the driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Crash investigators are looking into whether alcohol or distracted driving was a factor.center_img Car splits in two after slamming into Cape Coral power pole June 16, 2021 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: crashFort Myers Police Department Fort Myers police officer involved in Freeh Report back on leave June 10, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

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SPA Meeting to Be Held after Missile Launch

first_img Facebook Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea announced Friday that the first meeting of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) is scheduled for April 9, presumably immediately after the launch of the “Taepodong-2”/”Kwangmyungsung-2” slated for a morning between April 4 and 8.The Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, which corresponds to the National Assembly in South Korea, announced on the 16th the date of the first meeting of the SPA through the Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA). It is following closely in the footsteps of previous events: the 10th delegate election of the SPA in July, 1998 was followed by the launching of the “Taepodong-1” on August 31 of the same year, which was in turn followed by the first meeting of the 10th SPA on September 4 and Kim Jong Il’s ascent to the role of National Defense Chairman on September 5. North Korea reported on the 12th its plan to launch a rocket, called “Eunha-2” and carrying the “Kwangmyungsung-2,” to International Civil Aviation Organizations and the International Maritime Organization between April 4 and April 8. Before which, North Korea held the delegates election for the 12th SPA on March 8 and elected 687 delegates, including Kim Jong Il. In the first meeting of the 12th SPA, Kim Jong Il will be inducted as the National Defense Chairman again and agendas about reorganizing the Cabinet, personnel management, and discussions of the annual budget and settlements will be dealt with. North Korea intends to maximize the political effect by holding the SPA meeting right after the launch of the “Taepodong-2.” It can enhance internal solidarity that has been loose since Kim Jong Il’s illness and show off internationally and domestically the stability of Kim Jong Il’s reign by holding the meeting of the SPA immediately after the launch. Researcher of Institute for National Security Strategy Kim Hwan Suk interpreted, “It will be an event to announce the launch of the third round of the Kim Jong Il regime and confirm hopes for the construction of a strong and prosperous state by 2012. As they did in 1998, holding the meeting after launching a satellite, like a cannon salute, gives hope to the people and strengthens internal solidarity.” North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak SHAREcenter_img News SPA Meeting to Be Held after Missile Launch News AvatarJeong Jae Sung There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Jeong Jae Sung – 2009.03.21 3:25pm last_img read more

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Anti money laundering scrutiny rises for U.S. banks

Budget must address climate change, CPA Canada says Global group targets international tax evasion scheme For example, the rating agency reports that last week, Old National Bank, an Indiana-based lender, disclosed that it has entered into a stipulation to a consent order issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) over the need to step up compliance with anti-money laundering regulations. As a result, it will be required to implement a program to identify risks, focusing on the need to improve risk management processes in obtaining and analyzing customer due diligence information. “We expect the OCC and potentially other regulatory bodies to increase the visibility of… regulatory oversight as a result of the HSBC investigation,” it says, adding that other banks face heightened scrutiny of their efforts to identify customers that may be involved in money laundering. The high profile nature of these investigations may ultimately result in fines levied against some banks, it says. And, it expects regulatory costs to increase too, as banks re-evaluate their compliance efforts. “We note that these costs are significant, but manageable for large banks like HSBC. Compliance costs can be larger on a size-adjusted basis, and potentially material from a credit quality perspective for some smaller banks,” it says; adding, “We expect that these and other regulatory costs, particularly those associated with the growing burden of Dodd-Frank Act rules and international capital and liquidity regulations, will continue to weigh on overall bank profitability over the near to intermediate term.” U.S. banks can expect to face significant tougher regulatory scrutiny of their efforts to prevent money laundering, which will likely lead to higher compliance costs, says Fitch Ratings. In the wake of last week’s Senate subcommittee hearings into alleged lapses in anti-money laundering compliance at HSBC, Fitch expects that many U.S. banks will now face ramped up regulatory scrutiny. It notes that other U.S. banks, including Citibank, have recently been forced by regulators in the United States and overseas to comply more closely with anti-money laundering statutes. Keywords Money laundering Scheer promises help for homebuyers Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more

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European Central Bank nearly doubles pandemic support scheme

first_img Related news David McHughAssociated Press Economy grew at 5.6% annual rate in first quarter of year, Statistics Canada says Digital shift cushioned blow to post-pandemic growth outlook, BoC deputy says The central bank for the 19 countries that use the euro also extended its monetary stimulus program to at least the end of June next year, from the end of 2020 currently.The bank said it expects the eurozone economy to shrink by a painful 8.7% this year and to recover by a more modest 5.2% in 2021. ECB President Christine Lagarde warned that “the speed and scale of the rebound are highly uncertain.”The ECB’s moves in many ways reflect similar concerns to those motivating the Fed, which has slashed short-term interest rates to near zero and started buying $2 trillion in Treasury securities and mortgage-backed bonds to keep credit markets functioning.Under the pandemic support program, the ECB buys corporate and government bonds and other financial assets from banks, paying with newly created money. That helps lower longer-term interest rates, keeping the pandemic from drying up needed funding for borrowers.The large size of the intended purchases also sends a signal to financial markets that the ECB is determined to ensure interest rates remain low throughout the eurozone and prevent borrowing costs from rising for indebted governments such as Italy.While the ECB says its purchases are not targeted at supporting Italy, the program so far bought a larger share of Italian bonds than for other countries and is credited with keeping market pressure off a nation that has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic.Italy’s lockdown will cost it lost tax revenues and additional spending to support the economy. That means added borrowing that will boost its already large debt pile of 135% of annual economic output. Any investor doubts about Italy’s ability to pay could lead to a spiral of higher borrowing costs and trigger a financial crisis similar to the one that led to Greece and four other member governments needing international bailouts in 2010-2015.The support from the ECB comes on top of up to 540 billion euros in financial aid from eurozone governments that includes credit lines from the euro bailout fund, as well as a longer-term EU recovery fund of 750 billion euros that is still being worked out. Germany, the largest member economy, on Wednesday proposed an additional 130 billion euros of stimulus including tax breaks and subsidies for buying electric cars.The different support packages aim to cushion what the European Union’s executive commission says will be a steep fall of 7.75% in economic output this year and to support a recovery in coming years.The central bank left its key interest rate benchmarks unchanged at record lows on Thursday. The rate at which the ECB lends to banks is zero. Its rate on deposits left overnight by commercial banks is now minus 0.5%, a penalty aimed at pushing banks to lend the excess cash. The bank has also set up long-term offers of credit to banks at even lower rates if they show they are lending to companies. Banks are key to the entire eurozone economy because most companies get their operating funds from them rather than borrowing on financial markets as is more the case in the U.S.The bank said it would continue an earlier bond-purchase program started before the pandemic. Those purchases will continue to run at 20 billion euros per month, providing still more monetary stimulus. Covid vaccine-sharing discussions to dominate G7 summit talks Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The European Central Bank has boosted its pandemic emergency support program by an unexpectedly large 600 billion euros to 1.35 trillion euros ($1.5 trillion) in an effort to keep affordable credit flowing to the economy during the steep downturn caused by the virus outbreak.The new stimulus comes on top of added spending by European governments and similar stimulus efforts by the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan and other central banks around the globe as the world tries to cope with a sharp, simultaneous blow to both developing and rich economies. usinessman analyzing investment charts with laptop nonwarit/123RF Keywords Economy,  Coronavirus Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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Canada and Mohawks of Bay of Quinte announce funding to improve access to safe drinking water for community

first_imgCanada and Mohawks of Bay of Quinte announce funding to improve access to safe drinking water for community From: Indigenous Services CanadaToday, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced funding to support the last phase of the community’s multi-phase project to improve access to safe drinking water for the community.While most Canadians have access to clean and reliable drinking water, many First Nations communities still face pressing water issues. The Government of Canada has made a commitment to clean drinking water for First Nations on reserves, and we will continue to support and work in partnership with First Nations on long-term and sustainable solutions so that communities will continue to have access to safe drinking water for generations to come.Today, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced funding to support the last phase of the community’s multi-phase project to improve access to safe drinking water for the community. Together, the Government of Canada and the First Nation are contributing a total $18.2 million for this project. This project will ultimately lift five long-term drinking water advisories in the community.MBQ awarded the construction contract to Gordon Barr Limited, which is set to begin work the week of December 21, 2020. The project includes extending the water mains from both the community’s and Deseronto’s water treatment plant, which will connect 86 existing homes and several of the community’s semi-public buildings.Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2021, due to delays created by COVID-19 and will support the lifting of five long-term drinking water advisories.We remain steadfast in our work to end all long-term drinking water advisories. The more-than-$3.5 billion committed to water and wastewater since 2016 has funded more than 600 water and wastewater projects. Infrastructure has been repaired, expanded, or replaced, training has been strengthened across the country, and additional funding for operations and maintenance is being allocated to communities.Quotes“We will continue to work in partnership with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and support their work towards lifting long-term water advisories and building sustainable water infrastructure. Together, we are working to expand water service to ensure residents have access to safe and clean drinking water for generations to come, and to address the five long-term drinking water advisories.”The Honourable Marc MillerMinister of Indigenous Services“Access to safe drinking water is precious and necessary for sustaining life. So, I’m very glad to hear that the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) are poised to lift the five long-term drinking water advisories which have been in place in their community. It’s good to know that the federal government and First Nation contributions of $18.2 million will ensure that this essential infrastructure can carry clean, nourishing water to even more people in our region.”Neil R. EllisMember of Parliament for the Bay of Quinte“On behalf of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council (TMC), I very much appreciate and welcome the funding contribution from the federal government authorizing the work for the phase 3 water distribution project to proceed. The approved funding will facilitate the installation of approximately 8 kilometers of 300mm watermain distribution and related appurtenances to service five areas in the community, decommission an antiquated pump house servicing homes in the Airport Road area, and lift five long-term drinking water advisories that have been long outstanding in our community. In addition, by completing the Phase 3 project it will allow MBQ to move forward with our watermain phasing project, adding an additional 20 kilometers of future watermain distribution allowing the extension of water services to other un-serviced parts of the community. The funding support from the federal government allows us to undertake an accelerated potable water distribution servicing program to ensure our community has access to a safe, potable and reliable water supply.”Chief R. Donald MaracleMohawks of the Bay of Quinte First NationQuick factsMohawks of the Bay of Quinte is located approximately 10 kilometres east of Belleville and west of Deseronto, with year-round road access.ISC and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte have worked together on a multi-phased approach to expand water service to the community and address the five long-term drinking water advisories.Under phase 1, ISC provided funding to construct a new water treatment system that provides potable water to 863 homes.For phase 2, which is nearing completion, ISC invested funding to install approximately 7.5 kilometres of water main to the Shannonville area and to construct an elevated water storage tower.ISC also supported the Deseronto Water Treatment Plant Upgrade project to increase the community’s capacity for more connections to clean drinking water and address the growing needs of the community.Phase 3 builds on work from phases 1, 2 and the Deseronto Project for a combined total departmental investment of approximately $58.6 million.ISC and the First Nation are cost-sharing the phase 3 project with ISC contributing $16.8 million and the First Nation contributing $1.4 million, for a total estimated project cost of $18.2 million. /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:building, Canada, community, covid-19, drinking water, federal government, Government, Indigenous, infrastructure, Investment, Minister, parliament, project, sustainable, water storage, water treatmentlast_img read more

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$750,000 tree canopy grant program to help combat urban heat

first_img$750,000 tree canopy grant program to help combat urban heat Applications open to support tree planting initiatives across Perth and Peel Grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 available to local governments to create greener neighbourhoods Supports McGowan Government’s Waterwise Perth Action Plan Local governments in Perth and Peel will be able to expand efforts to reduce urban heat under a once-off $750,000 grant program, announced today by Water Minister Dave Kelly.Grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 will be available to support tree-planting activities that help increase urban tree canopy cover and improve biodiversity in local communities.In addition to tree planting, funding is also available for supporting infrastructure, such as tree pits, soil improver, irrigation, drainage and vertical guards for tree protection and growth.The Urban Canopy Grant Program will be administered by the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA), in partnership with Water Corporation, and aims to support existing tree-planting initiatives already underway in local governments.Increasing tree canopy cover is becoming increasingly important as we see rising temperatures associated with climate change.The program is an initiative under the McGowan Government’s Waterwise Perth Action Plan, which sets the direction for transitioning Perth to a waterwise city, and for creating cool, liveable and green communities.For grant program guidelines or to apply, visit the WALGA website or email [email protected] close at 5pm on March 15, 2021.As stated by Water Minister Dave Kelly:“Vegetation strategies, particularly tree planting, are recognised as one of the most effective ways to reduce the urban heat island effect, which occurs when cities replace natural land cover with pavement or buildings that absorb and retain heat.“Trees create shade, cool down homes and buildings, and can reduce urban temperatures by up to five degrees. This is increasingly important, as the frequency and duration of heatwaves in Perth intensify, due to climate change.“By supporting local governments to expand or extend their existing urban tree canopy programs, the McGowan Government is helping create future neighbourhoods that are cool, sustainable and liveable.”As stated by WALGA President Mayor Tracey Roberts:“This funding will assist local governments in their efforts to redress canopy loss and provide greater scope to create cool corridors for local communities.“We look forward to working further with the State on delivering these grant projects, so we can all enjoy the benefits this additional shade will bring.” /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:Australia, Australian, biodiversity, climate, climate change, Effect, future, Government, infrastructure, Local Government, Minister, Perth, President, sustainable, website, Western Australialast_img read more

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The ‘Ferris Bueller’ Ferrari 250 GT replica is going up for auction

first_img Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 One of the Ferrari replicas used in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” One of the two 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California replicas used in the 1986 John Hughes film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is going up for auction late August, and is liable to sell for a quarter of a million dollars or more.While the script for Ferris Bueller originally called for a Mercedes-AMG to be cast in the role of Cameron’s father’s car, when it came time to film Hughes turned his eyes on either a Porsche or a Modena GT Spyder California replica, the latter of which he had read about in Car & Driver magazine.The Modena won out, and the fledgling company – started by Neil Glassmoyer and Mark Goyette – got an order from the studio to build three cars in seven weeks, a near-impossible feat since they were starting nearly from scratch. Thankfully, one of the cars would really just be a rolling shell used for the, uh, most infamous scene from the film. While the auction house doesn’t list an estimated sale price, considering the growing recognition the car is receiving – it was this year added to the Historic Vehicle Register – it’s fair to assume it should go for at least as much as it did five years ago, if not more. Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSFerrariLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Of the other two cars, one “hero car” was leased by Paramount Pictures and given back to the company – in rather terrible shape – after filming concluded, while the other car the actors were filmed in was purchased by the producers outright.The hero car traded hands several times, making its way to the U.K. before being brought back to the U.S. and restored by current owner Bob Wingward in 2010 (it’s on display at the AACA Museum in Pennsylvania until the end of October). The shell car sits on the wall of a Planet Hollywood in Cancun.But the second car apparently stayed with Modena’s Glassmoyer a little longer and saw a full restoration under his care. It’s that 1985 Modena GT Spyder California that will be up for sale at Mecum’s Monterey 2018 event the weekend of August 23. The car has been sold by Mecum before, in 2013 for a price of US$235,000. ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement 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 COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more