City of Vancouver to remove three aging trees from Esther Short Park

first_imgCity of Vancouver to remove three aging trees from Esther Short ParkPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, March 20, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 This past January, a Norway Maple tree along Esther Street failed at the base, determined later to have been caused by root rot VANCOUVER — After a careful evaluation, the city of Vancouver will be removing two declining Norway maple trees along Esther Street and one Norway Maple with structural issues along 8th Street in the next few weeks.Two of the three aging trees to be removed in Esther Short Park are shown here. Photo courtesy of city of VancouverTwo of the three aging trees to be removed in Esther Short Park are shown here. Photo courtesy of city of Vancouver This past January, a Norway Maple tree along Esther Street failed at the base, determined later to have been caused by root rot. This prompted an assessment of all existing trees along Esther to determine if they also were suffering from root rot. Fortunately, none of the trees tested showed any indications of having root rot. However, arborists did identify three trees as having health and structural issues that could not be corrected.Over the past 10 years, several of the trees at Esther Short Park have reached the end of their life span and have had to be replaced. The three Norway Maples that will soon be removed will also be replaced. This succession planting is part of the long-term plan to retain the character and beauty of large, mature trees throughout the park.Vancouver’s urban forest is an integral part of the city’s physical infrastructure, providing a strong sense of community, a pleasant environment, improved water and air quality, enhanced wildlife habitat, and many other benefits. Proper planting of the right tree in the right place, along with proper pruning and maintenance, are the best defenses against tree damage.For more information about trees, tree permits, and tree care, please visit our webpage at www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry. Questions? Call Urban Forestry at (360) 487-8328 or (360) 487-8308, or email [email protected] provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Battle Ground Police Chief Mike Fort issues public message Next : Letter: 18th District lawmakers address the spread of COVID-19AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Grange Congratulates Bolt and Blake on IAAF Awards

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, the Hon. Olivia Grange, MP has congratulated Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake on winning IAAF awards for their performances during the year. Bolt has been named the 2011 Male World Athlete of the Year.  It’s the third consecutive year that he was winning the award. Minister Grange said “Bolt deserved to win after a challenging but successful year in which he defended his title in the 200 metres at the World Championships before anchoring the Jamaican team to victory in the 4×100 metres in world record time.” Blake won the award for Performance of the Year for clocking 19.26 in the 200 metres – the second fastest time ever over the distance. Minister Grange said she was “very proud of the young Jamaicans” adding that their successes “underscored the importance of following one’s passions, hard work and believing in one’s abilities.” Minister Grange wished them continued success. RelatedGrange Congratulates Bolt and Blake on IAAF Awards RelatedGrange Congratulates Bolt and Blake on IAAF Awards RelatedGrange Congratulates Bolt and Blake on IAAF Awardscenter_img Grange Congratulates Bolt and Blake on IAAF Awards SportNovember 14, 2011 Advertisementslast_img read more

Taiwanese m-pay venture approved but with conditions

first_img Tags Taiwan operators roll out NFC-based mobile payments HomeMoneyNews Taiwanese m-pay venture approved but with conditions Previous ArticleSurvey: top chart positions key for app discoveryNext ArticleRCOM financial charges continue to hit profit Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 JAN 2013 Related Chunghwa TelecomTaiwancenter_img Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Line, Rakuten poised for Taiwan online bank launch Money Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has approved a mobile payments joint venture between five operators and Easycard, the country’s leading contactless smartcard operator.However, the watchdog set a number of conditions on the proposed venture which was also criticised by an opposition politician.Chunghwa Telecom, Far EasTone, Taiwan Mobile, Asia Pacific Telecom and Vibo Telecom will set up a company with EasyCard, which is used on the country’s public transport system as well as in convenience stores.Approval of such ventures are keenly watched by mobile operators in other countries to see the regulatory model being deployed.In Taiwan, the joint venture has been a set a number of conditions in return for approval. These include a stipulation that it must be open to all other telecoms operators as well as rivals to EasyCard, according to a commission spokesman interviewed by the Taipei Times.In addition, if similar joint ventures emerge in the future then they must also be accepted by the five operators, he said.And, in a further condition, within four years after the joint venture is established, the five operators must no longer hold more than 50 percent of its shares, while Easycard must not own more than 10 percent.However, an opposition politician has called foul. Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Chiu Yi-ying said the new venture will dominate the mobile payments market because there is no potential rival.Chiu said the five operators dominate the country’s mobile market. Only one operator, the country’s smallest, is not part of the venture. And Easycard is a leader in its particular market. Taiwan operators face competition from banks Richard Handford last_img read more

Captured Arizona Inmate Waives Extradition Fight

first_img Email CODY, Wyo. – The escaped Arizona prisoner captured in northwestern Wyoming has waived his right to fight extradition to Arizona.Tracy Province appeared in a court in Cody on Tuesday morning, one day after he was caught in Meeteetse. He was in handcuffs and leg irons and dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit.Judge Bruce Waters told Province he has the right to fight extradition, but Province told him he waived that right and then signed a waiver form.Meanwhile, authorities searching western Montana and southwest Canada for another Arizona escapee and his suspected female accomplice. A border patrol helicopter plans to join the search Tuesday for John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch.U.S. Marshals say they expect more arrests Tuesday of people accused of helping the pair. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Brewery Owners, Industry Members Disagree Over Bills During Crowded Committee Hearing

first_img“Whiskey is for drinking and beer is for fighting,” Republican state lawmaker David “Doc” Moore said Friday morning at the Capitol in Helena.The old adage has a new twist at the state Legislature, where members of Montana’s alcohol industry are quarreling over a pair of proposed bills that would tweak parts of the law governing breweries and bars.The two bills — one proposed by Moore, of Missoula, and another from Pat Noonan, D-Ramsay — drew a large crowd before the House Business and Labor Committee, the legislative group reviewing the proposals to decide whether to advance them to the House and Senate for possible passage into law.Public comments from brewery and tavern owners from across the state, as well as alcohol distributors, took up the majority of the nearly four-hour meeting.The committee adjourned until Monday and will take up the two bills for possible action next week, likely on or before Wednesday, according to Moore.The contention centered on one particular proposal in Noonan’s bill — so-called license stacking — that would allow business owners to have both a liquor and brewing license, meaning someone with an all-beverage license could also own a brewery, or vice versa.Currently, an individual can only own one type of alcohol license in Montana, although some business owners have found ways to work around the regulations by establishing separate businesses under different owners, but all working essentially under the same roof.Noonan said the proposal is a compromise that emerged from a coalition of industry players, including the Montana Brewers Association and Montana Tavern Association, which met over the last 18 months to reach common ground on possible regulation changes.Noonan said his bill, dubbed the “Montana Brewers Act,” or HB 326, is an attempt to solve problems in the regulatory system and encourage more distribution and growth within the industry.However, not every brewery is on board with the proposal, with some owners saying it would create an unfair playing field that favors those with multiple licenses or larger breweries that are already established. Others say it would create “vertical monopolies” and further entrench the state’s quota system, which limits the number of all-beverage licenses, making them expensive on the open market.“This bill will benefit only a handful of Montana breweries at this point and directly benefits the MTA,” said Sarah Dinning, co-owner of Cabinet Mountain Brewing Company in Libby.“I think the MTA is very aware that with quota system restrictions in place, they are poised to handcuff brewery owners.”Another key industry player — the Montana Beer and Wine Distributors Association — expressed its disapproval at the meeting. The association publicly pulled out of the coalition in recent months because of the license stacking proposal, and the distributors threw their support behind Moore’s bill, which seeks a change similar to one section of Noonan’s bill.Under Moore’s HB 336, being called the “Pro-Beer Act,” the threshold for breweries hoping to operate a taproom would increase to 60,000 barrels annually.Currently, a brewery cannot produce over 10,000 barrels of beer and still operate a sample room that charges for drinks to be consumed on site. A brewery that surpasses the 10,000 limit can only give away the samples.Both Noonan and Moore’s bills would raise the limit to 60,000 barrels.“This bill allows breweries to grow further,” Moore said, adding, “I believe it doesn’t make too many changes and doesn’t carry the baggage that the other bill does.”Kristi Blazer, executive director of the distributors association, said Moore’s bill is a simple solution that would accomplish part of Noonan’s proposal but would not play favorites with license holders.Moore’s bill received pushback from several brewery owners who spoke up Friday, with the majority of them saying they supported the heightened limits but would rather see Noonan’s license-stacking bill succeed.“I believe HB 326 is better for the economic growth of the brewing industry in the state of Montana,” said Jeff Grant, co-owner of Draught Works in Missoula.John Iverson, a lobbyist with the MTA, said Noonan’s bill offers more pathways for business development.“(Moore’s bill) allows one pathway to grow. The other one adds three pathways to growth,” he said. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

McQuaid uses seventh-inning rally to edge Aquinas, 4-1

first_img Johnny Mason slides in ahead of the pickoff attempt at first base. Morrie Silver (10) covers the bag for McQuaid. (Photo: SUE KANE)By PAUL GOTHAMROCHESTER, N.Y. — Erik Johnson won for the seventh time this season, and the McQuaid Jesuit Knights used a seventh-inning rally to defeat the Aquinas Li’l Irish, 4-1 in non-league action Tuesday.Johnson struck out six and allowed one earned run on four hits. Unlike his previous outings, though, the sophomore left-hander struggled with his command. He issued two base on balls along with uncorking a wild pitch and committing a balk in the first inning as Aquinas pushed across their only run of the game.His coach saw it as an opportunity for growth.“He definitely didn’t have his best stuff early,” McQuaid skipper Tony Fuller said. “That’s going to happen. He had to battle some adversity that he hasn’t had all year.”But the 6-4 Johnson was at his best in the third and fifth innings when he stranded a total of five runners. After a throwing error put runners on second and third with one out in the third, the sophomore set down the next two batters on strikes going with the breaking ball to end inning.Another error contributed to a bases-loaded situation in the fifth. Again, Johnson responded with a pair of punch outs. This time he used the fast ball to end the threat.“He did a good job,” Fuller added. “He showed that he can come through and still keep us in the ball game which was nice.”Johnson set down the side in order in the sixth, and the McQuaid bats, which had not connected on consecutive hits through the first six innings, came to life.Morrie Silver started the stanza with a base on balls. Matthew Blejwas moved the runner with a sacrifice bunt, and Nick Tomei doubled to left field.“All week we were working on middle away approach,” Tomei explained. “I was just trying to hit it that way, but he left a hanging curve ball. I just jumped on it. I kinda pull the ball a lot. Just got lucky.”With runners on second and third, AJ Fina connected on a two-strike pitch and delivered the go-ahead hit with a single over a drawn infield.“The first couple pitches I was trying to find something I could drive out to the outfield, any way to get him in,” Fina stated. “Later in the at bat I had two strikes on me, so I was just trying to put the ball in play, make the defense make a play.”Silver and Tomei scored on the play. Fina advanced on the throw to the plate, and Danny Maxwell made it a 4-1 game with a single to right field.VIEW MORE SUE KANE PHOTOS HERE. “We finally strung some together there,” Fuller said. “Got the job done in the seventh.”Tyler Cyrus worked a scoreless seventh for the save.Johnson improved to 7-0. Earlier this season he tossed 15 straight scoreless innings.Tomei finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored.Maxwell drove in two with two hits.Billy Kehrig went 2-for-3.Silver walked twice.Max Swartz took the loss. The left-hander struck out eight and walked three. He finished 2-for-3 at the plate and scored AQ’s only run.Trey Brown walked twice for Aquinas.McQuaid improves to 14-5 with the win. The Knights travel to Buffalo on Thursday for a rematch with St. Joe’s. The Marauders took the earlier meeting between the two teams, 5-4.Aquinas hosts Wayne on Wednesday. A 4:30 p.m. first pitch is scheduled.  Aquinas Li, Morrie Silver, Tony Fuller, Trey Brown McQuaid uses seventh-inning rally to edge Aquinas, 4-1 Subscribe by Email Share on Facebook Connect on Linked in Print This Post Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.center_img By Paul Gotham on May 10, 2016No Comment McQuaid uses seventh-inning rally to edge Aquinas, 4-1 added by Paul Gotham on May 10, 2016View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Follow on Facebook Add to Google+last_img read more

People / Marie Gay-de Tailly to lead new HR initiative at ID Logistics

first_img French contract logistics specialist ID Logistics has appointed Marie Gay-de Tailly as group executive vice-president of human resources.She will report to chief operating officer Christophe Satin and sit on the executive committee, tasked with establishing a global HR policy for the 17 ID Logistics entities around the world.“ID Logistics faces a number of HR challenges. Ms Gay-de Tailly’s role is to help nurture the group’s strong growth by developing the skills of its men and women, attract new talent and support the organisation’s transformation and changes in its business activities,” the company said.A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, she began her career in 1991 as HR director at the Saint-Mamet group. In 1996, she joined Nestlé Waters as HR development director, before heading up Agefos-PME as chief executive between 2002 and 2003. By Gavin van Marle 12/12/2017 Ms Gay-de Tailly joined the Safran group in 2004 as international HR development director and later served as HR senior vice president at Messier Services, then Morpho, which are in the same group.last_img read more

People / Vanita Dass-Puri takes on new role as Europa Worldwide’s head of recruitment

first_imgIan Kirkpatrick, central services director at Europa Worldwide Group, said: ““Despite the challenges of the past year, we are continuing to focus on driving growth within the business as part of our commitment to investing in people, developing in-house talent and encouraging progression. Recruitment will be a real focus for us in 2021, and we look forward to expanding the Europa team.” UK-based Europa Worldwide Group has promoted Vanita Dass-Puri (pictured) to the new role of head of recruitment.She joined the company in 2017 as internal recruitment and acquisition manager and, during the outbreak of the pandemic, led a team to recruit 120 staff to facilitate the opening of Europa Warehouse’s new state-of-the-art 715,000sq ft facility in Corby.In her new role, based at Europa’s Dartford headquarters, she will focuse on building the team to support Europa Road’s frictionless trade service as well as re-launching the Rapid Career Development Programme for school-leavers and graduates.“I’m really excited and honoured to be taking up my new role and leading the recruitment department (a team of five), and I look forward to us attracting talented individuals who are passionate across all areas of logistics to grow the business,” she said. By Gavin van Marle 13/01/2021last_img read more

Watch: Sharks unveil Isivivane Legacy Wall

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Assemblywoman McKnight tests positive for COVID-19 after daughter contracts virus

first_img TAGSangela mcknightCOVID-19nj assemblyself-quarantine SHARE Bayonne CommunityJersey CityNewsPolitics & Policy Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Jersey City Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-31) has tested positive for COVID-19 after her daughter contracted the virus, indicating that she is now recovering and self-quarantining at home. By John Heinis/Hudson County View“Early Monday morning, my daughter Ana’jah was not feeling well to the point where we made the decision to take her to the hospital. Later that day, we learned she was positive for COVID-19,” McKnight said in a statement minutes ago.“My family and I were all tested, and today, I was informed that I too have tested positive for COVID-19. I am currently quarantining at home as I have symptoms and need to rest. I have begun the contact tracing process to notify everyone who I have come into contact with.”She continued that her family has regularly worn masks in public and practiced social distancing when necessary and taken other precautions necessary to prevent spreading the virus further.“The reality is the number of cases in our state are drastically rising and we have to do all we can to stop the spread. My family and I will continue to quarantine for 14 days per the CDC guidelines,” McKnight added.“PLEASE remember to continue to take the necessary precautions as we are still in the midst of this pandemic. Thank you to everyone who has prayed for my family and I, and I ask that you continue to keep us in your thoughts as we fight this.”She marks the second member of the Hudson County state delegation to test positive, with Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-32) testing positive back in late March.Today, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced 3,877 “devastating” new coronavirus cases statewide, though noted that a computer glitch may have caused a delay in reporting the totals for Monday – where the number of new cases was disclosed as 2,075.Overall, Hudson County has tallied 25,393 positive cases and 1,381 related deaths, both the third most in the state by county, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. Bayonne Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Facebook Twitter By John Heinis – November 10, 2020 4:45 pm 0 Assemblywoman McKnight tests positive for COVID-19 after daughter contracts virus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Previous articleBayonne DMV to close for two weeks after an employee tests positive for COVID-19Next articleJersey City Council to vote on $600k settlement for Lt. Chesler after charges dismissed John Heinis Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from copslast_img read more