Death of an inmate from Pacific Institution 25 December

first_imgDeath of an inmate from Pacific Institution 25 December From: Correctional Service CanadaOn December 22, 2020, A.B.R, an inmate from Pacific Institution died while in our custody of apparent natural causes. The individual’s name has been anonymized to comply with a court-ordered publication ban to protect the identity of the victim.On December 22, 2020, A.B.R, an inmate from Pacific Institution died while in our custody of apparent natural causes. The individual’s name has been anonymized to comply with a court-ordered publication ban to protect the identity of the victim.At the time of his death, Mr. R. had been serving a sentence of 10 years for sexually related offences since August 23, 2019.The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death.As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified. /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:ban, Canada, custody, death, Government, identity, pacific, policelast_img read more

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Knight Campus innovator Ong elected to inventors group

first_imgKnight Campus innovator Ong elected to inventors group Keat Ghee Ong’s innovative spirit and collaborative drive has given rise to multiple companies spun out of his research exploring novel sensors and probes for medical and environmental applications.His innovation-producing technologies have landed him in the latest class of senior members in the National Academy of Inventors. He is among 63 inventors at 37 research universities, government agencies and nonprofit research institutes named by the academy.“I feel so fortunate to be recognized as a senior member of the organization,” said Ong, a professor in the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. “Being a part of a global network of highly talented innovators opens the door to new opportunities and helps me expand my research activities.”Ong came to the UO in 2019 by way of Michigan Technical University, where he served as a full professor and directed the Biotechnology Research Center and the Life Science and Technology Institute. The campus’ first faculty hire in the after Robert E. Guldberg, vice president and Robert and Leona DeArmond Executive Director of the Knight Campus, Ong quickly set to work collaborating with other UO faculty members in his research.“Ghee has made an immediate impact at the UO, setting the tone for later Knight Campus recruits by balancing academic and entrepreneurial efforts with a focus on creating a positive impact on patients and society,” said Jim Deane, associate director of UO’s Innovation Partnership Services. “He is connecting the Knight Campus with other UO research entities, including the Department of Chemistry and the Materials Science Institute, and has actively engaged with campus on commercialization efforts and initiatives.”Deane also pointed to Ong’s role as a serial entrepreneur who has founded multiple companies to pursue the commercialization of his and other technologies. Those companies include Penderia Technologies, which he founded in 2020 with Guldberg to further develop implantable orthopedic sensors.Using technology reminiscent of RFID chips used to track lost pets, the sensors are designed to be implanted in suture anchors, screws, or buttons used in surgical repairs to gather crucial information about how patients are healing. The devices could allow doctors or therapists to monitor an individual’s progress and chart a specific recovery exercise plan.The company is actively pursuing federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program grants and private investors for the next stage of product development.Ong’s other entrepreneurial pursuits include the company Norinse Technologies LLC, which he founded in 2007 to implement battery-free wireless sensors to track tools and consumables during surgeries, and Insite Technologies LLC, which commercialized magnetic-based implantable devices based on Ong’s work at Michigan Tech.Ong received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He has co-authored more than 100 refereed journal articles and four book chapters and mentored five doctoral students and six master’s thesis students. He has secured more than $2.5 million in fundamental research funding and more than $1.5 million in translational and commercialization funding.Ong is the second faculty member from the Knight Campus to be recognized by the academy. He follows Guldberg, who was named a fellow of the academy, and chemistry professor Darren Johnson, who was also inducted as a senior member.Onge was nominated for membership in the National Academy of Inventors by the UO’s Innovation Partnership Services office, which works with UO innovators, the public and industry to accelerate the adoption of innovations derived from UO research and education.Other past UO senior members include biologist Shawn Lockery, chemist Michael Haley and emeritus chemistry professor Jim Remington. Becoming a senior member is a stepping stone to becoming a fellow in the academy. In addition to Guldberg, UO psychology professor Don Tucker and UO emeritus chemistry professor Bruce Branchaud are academy fellows. /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:biotechnology, Bruce, director, education, Engineering, Government, innovation, Kentucky, Michigan, President, Professor, psychology, Small Business, students, technology, university, University of Oregonlast_img read more

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Statement on President’s Calls with Senator Shelley Moore Capito and House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio

first_imgStatement on President’s Calls with Senator Shelley Moore Capito and House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio The White HouseThe President spoke to Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Chairman Peter DeFazio today.Senator Capito conveyed to the President a new offer from her group which consisted of an about $50 billion increase in spending across a number of infrastructure programs. The President expressed his gratitude for her effort and goodwill, but also indicated that the current offer did not meet his objectives to grow the economy, tackle the climate crisis, and create new jobs. He indicated to Senator Capito that he would continue to engage a number of Senators in both parties in the hopes of achieving a more substantial package. They agreed to speak again on Monday.The President also spoke to Chairman DeFazio to thank him for all his hard work on key elements of the American Jobs Plan, and to offer his support for the Committee mark-up that Chairman DeFazio will begin on Wednesday. The President and Chairman DeFazio agreed on the benefits of continued engagement with Democratic and Republican Senators as the House work on infrastructure advances this coming week. /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:america, american, climate, climate crisis, crisis, Economy, Government, house, infrastructure, jobs, meet, Moore, President, press, Secretary, spending, United States, White Houselast_img read more

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Audi found to have falsified VINs to cheat emissions rules in South Korea

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” RELATED TAGSAudiLuxuryLuxury CarsNews We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2017 Audi S7 See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Three Audi employees are under investigation after information surfaced the company has been falsifying vehicle identification numbers (VINs) in order to work around government emissions regulations in southeast Asia.Audi admits vehicles sent to South Korea wore duplicate VINs, suggesting the automaker was attempted to cheat the emissions rules for importing cars into the country, reports German outlet Süddeutsche Zeitung.According to a report confiscated during a raid of Audi’s headquarters in July of 2016, Audi employees purposefully manipulated test data and faked VINs to make it impossible to confirm the correct information about emissions and chassis numbers. The internal investigations are not completed, so who knows what else they might find? Audi and VW are working hard to rebuild their public image, but this latest scandal shows things aren’t looking so good on that front. Eighteen vehicle chassis numbers were wrongly entered during the test report, which was then sent along to the local authorities in South Korea to check over before putting the vehicles on sale. Audi says the three employees under investigation are not board members.Audi and Volkswagen group have been in trouble since the 2013 diesel emissions scandal that saw Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested. The prosecutor for the original “Dieselgate” investigations had no idea of the VIN falsification, implying Audi officials may have thought they would get away with it.When German newspaper Handelsblatt asked about the strange chassis numbers, Audi replied a “Chinese gang” wanted them to cheat on emissions, though this has not been confirmed. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada 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 Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › read more

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Novel Laboratory Technique Identifies High Levels Of Pathogens In Therapy Pool

first_img Published: March 13, 2005 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Note to Editors: Contents embargoed until 5 p.m. EST on Monday, March 14. A research team using a novel genetic cloning and sequencing technique has identified a surprisingly high number of airborne pathogens in a Midwest therapy pool, pointing to the need for closer scrutiny of public hot pools, says a new study. Led by Washington University in St. Louis and involving the University of Colorado at Boulder and San Diego State University, the new study assessed the microbe population in a warm hospital therapy pool through a ribosomal RNA analysis that involved cloning and sequencing genes. The team concluded that the microbes, many of them pathogenic, were enriched just inches above the pool’s surface by as much as 60 percent. The microbes included “Mycobacterium avium,” which can cause “lifeguard lung” and which was present in nine ill lifeguards who worked at the facility. The technique used in the study is 1,000 times more sensitive than standard microbe-culturing techniques used at most indoor pool facilities today, the researchers said. The two-year study involved a molecular survey of a common RNA gene found in all life forms, eventually matching some cloned and sequenced bacteria to the “Mycobacterium avium” bacterium present in pool attendants ill with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a lung condition that mimics pneumonia symptoms. The study was published in the March 14 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper was authored by Lars Angenent of Washington University; Norman Pace, Mark Hernandez and Allison Amand of CU-Boulder; and Scott Kelley of San Diego State University. The findings were somewhat surprising,” said Pace, a professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at CU-Boulder. “People should be very aware of the risks in using indoor pools or hot tubs.” Washington University’s Angenent, a former postdoctoral researcher at CU-Boulder, said the high presence of aerosol pathogens poses the greatest concern for very young children, the elderly and people whose immune systems are compromised. The pool attendants probably became ill because they were exposed to high levels of the pathogens by working consecutive, full days in the indoor pool environment. No patients became ill at the facility. The indoor pool water was kept at temperatures of 92 degrees to 94 degrees F and was treated with hydrogen peroxide rather than chlorine. The team found that pathogens thrived inside hydrogen peroxide bubbles produced at the pool surface and were dispersed as the bubbles became airborne and burst. The hydrogen peroxide also eliminated microbes competing with “Mycobacterium avium,” they reported. Health inspectors typically capture and culture microorganisms found in such environments to assess the number of pathogen species, an approach that misses many airborne bacteria that are difficult to grow in a lab environment. The new approach allowed researchers to survey more than 1,300 ribosomal RNA genes from different bacteria and fungi in the pool air and water and identify more than 600 unique sequences, including “Mycobacterium avium.” Hernandez led the sampling, and microbial analysis was done at CU-Boulder. “This highlights the need to modernize public health methodology,” said Pace, recipient of a $500,000 MacArthur “genius grant” in 2001 for his studies on the range and diversity of microbial life. “Public health progress has fallen in recent years, in part because of a shift in the nation’s priorities toward bio-weapons research that diverts valuable money and resources away from very basic and important issues.” Higher winter levels of airborne pathogens in such enclosed pool areas are likely due to seasonal ventilation practices, including closed doors and windows during cold periods, said Pace. Since the study, the rate of air exchange in the pool area has been increased and additional air filters have been installed that have been shown to capture and remove up to 95 percent of “Mycobacterium avium” aerosols. A 2004 study by Pace and his colleagues using the same molecular technique found that billions of microbes, in the form of “soap scum,” can be found in a one-inch-square section of a normal home shower curtain.last_img read more

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BevMo! Names Matthew Champion Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

first_imgLinkedin TAGSBevMo!Matthew Championpeople ReddIt Previous articleIntersection of Key Findings from Two Major DTC ReportsNext articleAfternoon Brief, August 20 Press Release Facebook Pinterest Email Twitter Share Home Industry News Releases Beer Business BevMo! Names Matthew Champion Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing OfficerIndustry News ReleasesBeer BusinessSpirits BusinessWine BusinessBevMo! Names Matthew Champion Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing OfficerBy Press Release – August 20, 2019 637 0 AdvertisementFormer Marketing Executive at Amazon Canada Joins West Coast Beverage RetailerCONCORD, Calif. (August 20, 2019) – BevMo!, the leading West Coast beverage retailer, announced today it has named Matthew Champion SVP and chief marketing officer. Champion, a veteran of the consumer products goods and online retail industries, was most recently head of marketing at Amazon Canada. While at Amazon, he led strategy, planning and onsite execution for Canada’s largest online retailer.In his new role at BevMo!, Mr. Champion will be responsible for all aspects of marketing including traditional and digital marketing, in-store activation and e-commerce.“Matt is a talented leader and strong marketer with a track record of success across many industries. His consumer-focused growth mindset and expertise in leading cross-functional teams to deliver profitable growth is what makes him the right leader to continue our digital transformation,” said Dimitri Haloulos, CEO of BevMo!  Mr. Champion began his professional career at Procter & Gamble in 2005 and has extensive experience with all facets of the retail industry.About BevMo!BevMo! is the leading alcoholic beverage specialty retailer in the western United States, with nearly 170 stores located throughout California, Arizona and Washington. BevMo! provides a uniquely friendly and welcoming environment for competitively priced alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The retailer also has a wide assortment of complementary products such as specialty foods and snacks, cigars, glassware and related bar and wine accessories. Its friendly and product-knowledgeable team members assist both enthusiasts and first-time buyers of wine, spirits and beer. BevMo!’s philosophy is simple: we help find the “perfect drink for every glass.” For more information, visit www.bevmo.com.Advertisement last_img read more

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Irrigation Areas Established in St. Elizabeth and Manchester to Increase Crop Production

first_imgAdvertisements Related$400 Million Being Spent on Rehabilitation of Sugarcane Roads RelatedBanana and Plantain Farmers to Benefit from EU Assistance Irrigation Areas Established in St. Elizabeth and Manchester to Increase Crop Production AgricultureNovember 18, 2013Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedLocal Sorrel Harvesting Machine Unveiled Story HighlightsPedro Plains (Beacon/Little Park) in St. Elizabeth, and New Forest/Duff House, in Manchester have been chosen as irrigation areas.This is in keeping with the Ministry of Agriculture’s continued thrust to increase production and productivity in the sector.Government Senator, Lambert Brown, argued that irrigation is critical to production and production is critical to growth. Farmers operating in St. Elizabeth and Manchester are expected to see greater levels of crop production and productivity, following the designation of irrigation areas in those parishes.Pedro Plains (Beacon/Little Park) in St. Elizabeth, and New Forest/Duff House, in Manchester have been chosen as irrigation areas, as contained in two Resolutions, which were approved in the Senate on November 15.Moved by Justice Minister, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, the Resolutions – Pedro Plains (Beacon/Little Park) (Irrigation Area) Order; and the New Forest/Duff House (Irrigation Area) Order – fall under the Irrigation Act, which makes provision for the best utilisation of water available for the irrigation of special areas in Jamaica and for the conservation and use of subterranean water for those purposes.Supporting the Resolutions, Government Senator, Norman Grant, said this is in keeping with the Ministry of Agriculture’s continued thrust to increase production and productivity in the sector.“The initiatives are very strategic and one of the critical areas is to look at how we can get a number of irrigation schemes going, in order to provide our farmers across Jamaica with irrigation water, so that we can increase our production and our productivity,” he said.“It is schemes like these and the provision of a framework that is going to allow small farmers to get on with production, and to ensure that there is a sustained economic path of growth and development in the economy,” added Senator Grant, who is also President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS).In his contribution to the debate, Government Senator, Lambert Brown, argued that irrigation is critical to production and production is critical to growth.He noted that by providing more water to farmers, “like the 800 farmers in Duff House and Pedro Plains and the 800 hectares of farm land to benefit from this irrigation,” this will contribute to further economic growth.Also voicing his support for the Resolutions, Government Senator, K.D. Knight, said he is pleased that farmers will now “be in a better position to improve their productivity and increase production.”“I think this is a good day for the nation…for the producers in our society, as we move to a fuller understanding of the importance of the agricultural sector to the survival of countries like ours,” he said.In the meantime, Opposition Senator, Kavan Gayle, also expressed his support of the Resolutions, which he said come at a critical time when farmers need the assistance required for growth.“I hope that this move will be extended to other farmers throughout this country at a time when they badly need it,” he said.Senator Gayle implored the Government to ensure that the programme is sustainable, “because once it is sustained, then it is clear it should be a vehicle to create further employment.”Opposition Senator, Robert Montague, who also supported the Resolutions, further called on the Government to consider lowering the cost of irrigated water, thereby lessening production costs for farmers.The Senate also approved the Financial Services Commission (Amendment of Fourth Schedule) Order, which speaks to certain fees regarding the insurance industry.last_img read more

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Locals say goodbye to longtime coffeehouse

first_imgResidents bid goodbye to Starbucks baristas Monday with gifts, goodies and more. Courtesy photo. Tags :Business closurecoffeeSanta MonicastarbucksStarbucks Coffeeshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentRhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97Safety board: Lack of oversight blamed for deadly boat fireYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours ago HomeBusinessLocals say goodbye to longtime coffeehouse Oct. 20, 2020 at 6:00 amBusinessFeaturedNewsLocals say goodbye to longtime coffeehouseBrennon Dixson8 months agoBusiness closurecoffeeSanta MonicastarbucksStarbucks CoffeeResidents bid goodbye to Starbucks baristas Monday with gifts, goodies and more. Courtesy photo. After 20 years of service in Santa Monica’s Ocean Park neighborhood, one of the oldest Starbucks in Southern California closed its doors for the final time Monday evening — but not before its loyal customers stopped by to bid a final farewell.One wouldn’t typically think of a Starbucks as a community fixture, but local residents have gathered at the intersection of Main and Hill since 1991. And throughout the decades, baristas have come to think of their customers like family.When the local coffee shop opened, Starbucks was far from the household name it is today. In fact, the longtime patrons, who are usually sitting out front, will eagerly boast about the store being the first one to open in Southern California or the time it sold the company’s first frappuccino.Store employees recall helping seniors who couldn’t always remember their orders and going to check on them at home when they hadn’t made it into the store like usual — and it’s anecdotes like these that spurred dozens of residents to stop by Monday with gifts in-hand to bid farewell to the store employees who will soon be moving on to other stores in the area.Sandra Robbins first started frequenting Main and Hill when the coffee shop close to her house closed. “I thought I’d never make it all the way to this one because it’s a couple blocks away, but it became my go-to store every day while I walk my daughter’s and grandkids’ dog.”Robbins said she has continued to come over the years because the staff is wonderful.“I thought they were so friendly and so giving and they were terrific people. Why are they closing?” she said, which is a sentiment shared by many of the store’s visitors.Company officials did not respond to an inquiry on why the store is closing, but locals like Robbins said she will soon begin heading to a new location, perhaps the one near City Hall or the ones on Lincoln Boulevard.last_img read more

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Anger following yet another Falcarragh water outage

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Locals in Falcarragh have been left angered once again following yet another water outage in the area.A burst on an outlet pipe in Rocktown has left people in the surrounding areas, as well as Falcarragh main street left without water.Irish Water is on site working to rectify the issue however it’s anticipated it could be late afternoon before full service is restored.Local Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill says assurances given by Irish Water about reducing the frequency of bursts in the network have not been honoured.He’s calling on Irish Water to get planned upgrade works underway as soon as possible:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sodweb-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Anger following yet another Falcarragh water outagecenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleBoris Johnson the favourite to take over as May faces increasing pressureNext articleWe need to take our chances: McBride News Highland Facebook Google+ By News Highland – May 18, 2019 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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Snow And Ice Close Roads, Schools, Offices

first_img Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party This last update covers schools closing on Thursday, January 30.  The winter storm that dropped between one and three inches of snow on north and central Georgia yesterday is now closing many roads, schools, and offices. We are compiling lists of closures and delayed opening, which we will post below.  Be sure to check back regularly for updates.Final Update, 7:10 p.m. — Schools Closing on ThursdayK-12 Public Schools Closed On ThursdayAtlanta Public SchoolsCherokee County SchoolsClayton County SchoolsCobb County SchoolsDeKalb County SchoolsDouglas County SchoolsForsyth County SchoolsFulton County SchoolsGwinnett County SchoolsHenry County SchoolsColleges and Universities Closed on ThursdayAgnes Scott CollegeClayton State UniversityClark Atlanta UniversityEmory UniversityGeorgia Gwinnett CollegeGeorgia State UniversityGeorgia TechKennesaw State UniversityMorehouse CollegeSouthern Polytechnic State UniversitySpelman CollegeUniversity of North Georgia: Oconee Campus will operate on a normal schedule; the Cumming, Dahlonega, and Gainesville campuses will open at 11:00 a.m.  Students, faculty and staff are urged to “use their personal judgment” regarding travel to campus.University of Georgia: says it will make a determination about opening on Thursday no later than 6:30 a.m. tomorrow morningUniversity of West GeorgiaUpdate 6:30 p.m.Agnes Scott College: Closed Thursday.Atlanta Judicial Circuit Courts: Closed Thursday.Atlanta Public Schools: Closed Thursday.City of Decatur: Government buildings will open at noon on Thursday. “This includes City Hall, the Design, Environment and Construction division of Public Works at Talley St. and the Decatur Recreation Center. Evening activities at the Recreation Center are cancelled for tomorrow night, and the center will close early.”“Trash & recycling pick up is expected to have a delayed start time of 10 a.m. tomorrow. If sanitation crews can safely get to your rear yard they will pick up trash tomorrow. If they cannot, they will pick it up next week. Please use good sense when deciding if it is safe to put your recycling bin by the curb. If your driveway is too frozen to safely move your bins leave them until next week’s pick up.”DeKalb County: Administrative Offices will be closed Thursday, Jan. 30. “This includes Parks and Recreation facilities, senior centers, water billing offices, Recorders Court and other administrative divisions. Payroll functions will occur without delay.  The county will return to regular operations and normal business hours on Friday morning.”Henry County Schools: Closed Thursday.Morehouse College: Closed Thursday.Update 4:50 p.m.DeKalb County Schools:  the DeKalb Co. Schools will be closed again on Thursday.Georgia General Assembly:  both the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia State Senate will suspend their legislative sessions tomorrow “in support of Governor Deal’s request that Georgians remain at home so that first responders can focus their efforts on transporting children from schools to home and on providing relief to stranded motorists.”Gwinnett County:  The Gwinnett County Police Department recommends that residents of the county who may have abandoned a vehicle on a road during the snowstorm should wait until Thursday afternoon, January 30, before trying to retrieve that vehicle. Temperatures are supposed to warm considerably by then, making retrieval safer. Any abandoned cars that present a road hazard will be towed; those not posing a hazard will not be towed. Towed cars will be taken to the impoundment lot of the company that towed the car, not to a police lot. No mention was made of the cost of towing.Update 3:40 p.m.Emory University:  Emory will be closed on Thursday.Update 2:15 p.m.Atlanta:  the City of Atlanta’s offices will remain closed on Thursday, January 30.Fulton County:  Fulton Co. offices will be closed on Thursday.Atlanta:  the Atlanta Judicial Circuit courts will all be closed on Thursday.  This applies to the Superior, State, Juvenile, Magistrate, and Probate courts. Woodruff Arts Center:  the Woodruff Arts Center and all related organizations are closed today. The Alliance Theater has canceled tonight’s performance of “The Geller Girls.”Atlanta Braves:  the Atlanta Braves Country Caravan has canceled all stops for today.Update:  10:30 a.m.The Georgia Department of Transportation released a detailed list of locations where they have found and treated icy conditions on roads throughout Georgia.  GDOT warns motorists that icy conditions can easily recur at these locations and to take precautions if in the area.For a list of incidents and known dangerous/icy conditions, go to the GDOT web site.  This list is being updated on an ongoing basis.  Georgia Navigator (http://www.511ga.org/) also shows real-time accidents and travel conditions, although it does focus on the interstate system.GDOT also says they have almost 300 workers clearing roads in the metro Atlanta area.Update:  9:45 a.m.DeKalb County Road Closings: DeKalb County sent us an updated list of road closings in the county.  This list is more up-to-date than the list they currently have posted on their web site.Update:  9:30 a.m.State of Georgia offices will not open until noon today, on order of Gov. DealCity of Atlanta Offices and FacilitiesCobb County government offices will open at 12:00 noon; all court-related offices and functions are closed all day; Cobb Community Transit operations have been suspended until further notice. For more detail, check the Cobb County website.DeKalb County offices will open at 10:30 a.m.Fulton County Offices and FacilitiesBrookhaven City Hall and Municipal CourtGwinnett County administrative offices will open at 10:00 a.m.; other county services are opening at various times or staying closed today.  Gwinnett County Transit has suspended operations today. Check the Gwinnett County website for more detail. For Whom The Bell Rings Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (all Atlanta campuses)Publix Super Markets will be opening at 10 AM this morningRoad ClosingsRonald Reagan Parkway in Gwinnett County is closed until further notice.Fulton County is de-icing a number of county roads. Crews are currently de-icing Flat Shoals Road from Old National Highway to the Union City line. Buffington Road is also set for de-icing.  Sand spreaders have been deployed to address ice on Cascade Road. Add to My List In My List Atlanta Public SchoolsCherokee County SchoolsClayton County SchoolsCobb County SchoolsDecatur City Schools will delay opening by 2 hoursDeKalb County SchoolsDouglas County SchoolsFayette County SchoolsFulton County SchoolsGwinnett County Schools Clark Atlanta UniversityClayton State UniversityEmory UniversityGeorgia Perimeter College (all campuses)Georgia State UniversityGeorgia TechKennesaw State UniversityMorehouse CollegeSpelman CollegeUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of North Georgia (all campuses)University of West Georgia   Update 1:55 p.m.MARTA:  MARTA has suspended bus service and Mobility service (paratransit) until further notice due to the condition of the roads. Rail service is operating, but with delays; plans are to keep increasing the number of trains until service resembles that of a regular Sunday. Red Line trains are now terminating at Lindbergh Station; Green Line trains are now terminating at Vine City Station. Cobb County Schools:   Cobb Co. schools will be closed on Thursday, January 30.Fulton County Schools:  Fulton Co. schools will be closed on Thursday, January 30.Roswell:  all Roswell city offices and Parks and Recreation facilities are closed all day Wednesday. This is a change from their earlier plans.  Also, the city of Roswell has announced it is having abandoned cars towed off the roads to the nearest available parking lot.  There will be no charge involved.Alpharetta:  all offices for the City of Alpharetta are closed today. Also, Republic Services has suspended garbage pickup for 24 hours.Acworth:  all city offices are closed today.Canton:  all city offices closed. An area of Canton has experienced a water main break and residents are asked to boil their water before using.  The boil water advisory and boil water FAQ from the City of Canton can be found online (both documents are PDFs).  Also, Highway 140 (Hickory Flat Highway) from Lower Scott Mill to Mountain Vista Boulevard is closed due to icy conditions and abandoned vehicles.Marietta:  the Marietta city government re-opened at 12 noon.East Point:  all city administrative offices are closed today.College Park:  all city offices will remain closed today.Douglas County:  all county offices and all external County services except for emergency services are closed today.Newnan:  all city offices are closed today.Fayetteville:  city offices are closed.Forest Park:  city offices and traffic court are closed today.Union City:  all city offices are closed.  Also, the city is towing abandoned vehicles that have been left on the shoulders of roads are being towed to Southside Wrecker, 4990 Jonesboro Road, (770) 964-8220.Conyers:  all city offices are closed today. Plans are for city offices to re-open at noon on Thursday, January 30.Lawrenceville:  all city offices are closed.Duluth:  all non-emergency city offices are closed.Johns Creek:  city offices are closed today. Court will be closed Thursday as well.Sandy Springs:  city offices are closed today.  Also, the city says MARTA has suspended bus service today.Suwanee:  city offices are closed today. Related Storieslast_img read more

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