zoom The contract for the design of a 1,200 passenger vessel was signed between SENER and POSCO PLANTEC (part of the South Korean group POSCO Family) in Madrid on June the 13th, 2013. The vessel is to be build and designed for the following operational areas: Northern Mozambique, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombasa.The scope of the project to be developed by SENER includes conceptual and classification engineering and the 3D model to extract the production information, and is going to be developed with the 3D CAD system FORAN, developed by SENER. The design belongs to a specialty well known by SENER due to the recent references of passengers and Ro-Ro vessels.Among the most important requirements of the ferry, which will have an overall length of 90 meters, highlights its passenger capacity, divided in economy, first and VIP classes. The ship will have a garage for cargo and vehicles, with access through one stern ramp for cars and trucks and two side ramps for cargo.The speed on trials will be 16 knots at the design draft of 3.35m. It will have a crew of 32 people.This project represents an important milestone for SENER because it is the first marine engineering contract achieved in South Korea. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 My location Print Close Sener, November 14, 2013
zoom Heads of Agreement to supply up to 3 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year by Yamal Trade to Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore (GM&TS) from the Yamal LNG project was signed on Friday, May 23 by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of the NOVATEK Management Committee within the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014.The document will be effective for a period of over 20 years. LNG will be supplied under FOB (free on board) terms in a transfer point of Western Europe to be further delivered to Asia-Pacific markets, primarily to India. The price will be determined using the formula with oil indexation.“This Heads of Agreement will significantly reinforce the long-term LNG portfolio of Gazprom. It is an additional way to expand the global trade and use our own fleet of LNG carriers,” said Alexey Miller.“It is another crucial step in implementing the Yamal LNG project. As regards LNG contracting, all the necessary conditions are provided for the successful launch of project financing,” said Leonid Mikhelson.The Yamal LNG project envisages the construction of an LNG plant with an annual capacity of 16.5 million tons, with natural gas to be delivered from the Yuzhno-Tambeyskoye field. The field’s proven and probable gas reserves amount to 927 billion cubic meters. LNG production will start in the end of 2017. The project operator is Yamal LNG, with NOVATEK holding 60 per cent, Total – 20 per cent, and CNPC – 20 per cent in the company. Yamal Trade is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Yamal LNG.Being a part of Gazprom Group, Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore is engaged in LNG trade, marine transportation and marketing in the Asia-Pacific region. Press Release, May 26, 2014
Calgary police continue to search for a person of interest in a recent quadruple homicide.Yu Chieh Liao, 24, is believed to currently be in Ontario or Quebec. Police say she may have dyed her hair and changed her hairstyle. She also goes by the name Diana Liao and is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for fraud.She is Asian, 5’5″ and 160 pounds with long dark hair and brown eyes.A person she was believed to be travelling with, Tewodros Mutugeta Kebede, was arrested in Toronto last Tuesday on unrelated offences.Glynnis Fox, Cody Pfeiffer, and Tiffany Ear were found dead in a burned-out vehicle in Sage Hill on July 10. Hanock Afowerk was found dead near Highway 22 and Highway 8 on July 12.The deaths are connected and police continue to explore the theory that Fox, Ear, and Pfeiffer were caught up in a targeted attack against Afowerk. Police believe multiple people may be involved and continue to search for additional crime scenes in what they’re calling a complex investigation.Anyone who may have information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using either of the following methods:TALK: 1-800-222-8477TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.orgInformation can also be shared via the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.Case #17289204
Alberta’s Opposition Leader Jason Kenney said the federal judges who overturned approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are out of touch with the real world.He said Notley has not helped matters by prematurely celebrating the construction of the pipeline while imposing a carbon tax in the mistaken belief it would provide so-called “social licence” that would persuade environmental opponents to stand down.The Trans Mountain line has dominated Alberta politics in the last year and it, along with everything it represents, including Alberta’s carbon tax, is expected to overshadow all other issues in a spring election.Notley has said Alberta’s commitment to environmental stewardship, expressed through its carbon tax and commitment to phase out coal-fired electricity along with other green initiatives, allowed Trudeau’s government to follow through on its commitment to get the pipeline built. “This ruling is bad for working families and it is bad for the security of our country, the economic security of our country,” Notley told a news conference Thursday.“It is a crisis.”Notley called on the federal government to immediately appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada. She said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must also call an emergency session of Parliament to fix the process so that the pipeline can be built.Until that happens, Notley said the province will remain outside the federal climate plan.“Let’s be clear, without Alberta, that plan isn’t worth the paper it’s written on,” she said.The federal government has said it is reviewing the court decision and plans on pushing forward with the project. To that end, the federal government bought the project for $4.5 billion when owner Kinder Morgan Canada wavered this spring.The pipeline is also a financial lifeline for Notley’s government, which has been running multibillion-dollar deficits while avoiding introducing a sales tax or making significant cuts to the budget.The province has budgeted for increased pipeline access to drive non-renewable resource revenue to more than double to $10.4 billion by 2024 to balance the budget.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she’s pulling the province out of the federal climate change plan.The move comes after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would have doubled the line from Edmonton to the B.C. coast and tripled the amount of oil shipped to fetch a better price on overseas markets.The panel of three judges cited a lack of consultation with Indigenous groups and a failure to address the impact of increased tanker traffic on the endangered southern resident killer whale population off the coast of B.C.
Jammu: Pakistani troops Sunday resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations targeting forward posts and villages at four places along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said.The firing was intense in the Krishna Ghati sector, where the Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling and firing by small arms from around 04.30 AM, which was retaliated to befittingly by the Indian Army, a defence spokesman said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!He said the cross-border shelling between the two sides continued till 07.30 AM. There was no report of any casualty on the Indian side, he said.Officials said firing and shelling by Pakistan were also reported from the Balnoi and Mankote (both in Mendhar sector), besides from Shahpur sector, all in Poonch district, for a brief period in the early hours of Sunday.The firing was mild in nature and lasted for a brief period without causing any harm, they said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedOn late Saturday as well, the Pakistan army had targeted Indian positions In Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district for several hours.There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan after India’s preemptive air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot on February 26 following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.Four civilians, including three members of a family, were killed and several others injured as Pakistan targeted over 80 villages in more than 100 incidents of ceasefire violations along the LoC in the state since then.The frequent ceasefire violations have caused panic among the border residents, forcing authorities to close down educational institutions within five km radius from the zero line in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri as a precautionary measure.However, most schools reopened a few days back after the intensity of the cross-border firing decreased.
Rabat – A Saudi man passed away on Mar. 6 after drinking “adulterated whiskey” at a nightclub in Marrakech.According to an article published on Mar. 9 in Moroccan daily Al Akhbar, the young man, 38, died on Sunday at the Ibn Tufail Hospital in Marrakech after an overdose of adulterated, or tainted, whiskey.The Saudi national and his two compatriots’ night out turned into a tragedy when they came back to the villa they rented in Wahat Sidi Brahim, in the suburbs of Marrakech, after a boozy evening. According to the same source, the deceased felt a terrible pain in his stomach.His two friends called an ambulance, but it was too late. The Saudi national died of alcohol poisoning at the hospital.The same article cited informed sources who said that the three friends spent the evening in a nightclub reserved only for visitors from the Gulf and strictly prohibited for Moroccan men.Al Akhbar added that the autopsy report, performed under the supervision of the Marrakech General Prosecutor, confirmed that the victim died of alcohol poisoning due to his consumption of adulterated whisky.The daily added that an investigation was opened and police likely went to the nightclub to take samples of the drinks served to customers.Edited by Kelsey Fish
BEIRUT — The Beirut Stock Exchange says it is suspending trading due to the open strike declared by the employees of Lebanon’s central bank.Hundreds of Lebanese public employees are on strike amid concerns that their salaries and benefits might be cut as the government discusses an austerity budget.A statement posted on the stock market’s website Monday says the clearance and settlement of transactions cannot be done on time “during the period of open strike.”It added that “in order to protect the interest of all investors, the Beirut Stock Exchange declares the suspension of trading in its markets till further notice.”The Associated Press
One of the largest refugee resettlement operations in the world has been launched this week, with more than 100 Bhutanese refugees in eastern Nepal heading to the United States to begin new lives, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported.“This is the largest movement of refugees from Nepal’s camps so far, and the pace will pick up in the coming months,” agency spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told reporters in Geneva.By the close of 2008, over 10,000 refugees are expected to leave Nepal for resettlement in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway.Currently, there are more than 107,000 refugees – who left Bhutan in the early 1990s – residing in seven camps in eastern Nepal.Some 25,000 refugees have registered for resettlement, UNHCR said. The agency has submitted more than 12,000 names to third countries, mostly to the US.“More refugees are expected to come forward for resettlement after they hear of how the first groups integrate in their new homes,” Ms. Pagonis noted, adding that others are holding out for a chance to return to Bhutan.Earlier this month, UNHCR appealed for funds after a devastating fire destroyed 95 per cent of the Goldhap refugee camp and left most of its 9,770 residents homeless. 25 March 2008One of the largest refugee resettlement operations in the world has been launched this week, with more than 100 Bhutanese refugees in eastern Nepal heading to the United States to begin new lives, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported.
OTTAWA — Bank of Canada hikes its key interest rate by one-quarter point to 1.0 per cent. It’s the second time this year that Canada’s central bank has moved the benchmark higher.More coming
“9-11 put all our faiths to the test,” Mr. Annan told the annual Interfaith Service of Commitment to the Work of the United Nations, which is traditionally held at the start of the UN General Assembly. “9-11 threw each of us back on our personal faith, as we struggled to make sense of what had happened, and to find the right response. 9-11 made us look with new eyes at each other’s faiths.”The Secretary-General said that the international community sensed, very quickly, that the effect of the attacks could be to fan the flames of mutual hatred, distrust and intolerance, which was very likely what the terrorists wanted. “But almost in the same moment, we knew that that response must be resisted, and we resisted that response, firmly and promptly,” he told the congregation at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan.Addressing the assembled, Mr. Kavan said a multireligious gathering such as theirs “embodies the ideals of understanding, interrelationship, mutual tolerance and acceptance.”The United Nations, he added, is similarly a forum that unites peoples of a multitude of faiths and backgrounds. “It is a place which offers room for finding common language and common solutions through dialogue and cooperation,” he said. “It is only in this spirit that the Organization can fulfil its mission of bringing peace, advancement and dignity into the life of every human being.”
Who do you think deserves an honorary degree from Brock? The Governance Committee of Senate is seeking nominations for potential honorary degree recipients.To help encourage submissions, the Office of Alumni, Development and Donor Relations will be available to help members of the Brock community complete nomination packages.Nominations can be submitted throughout the year, however, if you want to see your ideal recipient considered as a nominee for convocation in June 2015, your nomination needs to be submitted by Jan. 20, 2015. You are encouraged to contact Alumni, Development and Donor Relations by early January if you would like assistance in completing the nomination package.– Who can submit a nomination? Any member of the Brock community or public can submit nominations.– How do you submit a nomination? Nomination forms and guidelines are available online or by contacting the Office of the University Secretariat at x3334 or x4307. If you would like assistance from Alumni, Development and Donor Relations in completing the form, please contact Michelle Kerr at email@example.com– How does the nomination process work? The Senate Governance Committee reviews, in confidence, all nominations received and will forward its recommendations to Senate for consideration. Senate does not report on its deliberations because of confidentiality, but those approved at Senate are added to the University’s List of Proposed Honorary Degree Recipients for all convocations at which an honorary degree is to be awarded, and the President will select recipients from the list.For more info: www.brocku.ca/university-secretariat/honorary-degrees
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Christopher Wing, prosecuting, said Wild had a £100-a-day crack and heroin habit so hid himself under the cathedral altar table and waited until the building was closed.He then emerged and smashed a collection box, but realised his escape would be difficult. Mr Wing said: “He then found himself unable to get out, so he climbed around the carvings and tombs and mortuary chests.”These items are of significant historical importance. They are damaged and it will cost a lot of money to repair them.”In order to make his way out Wild kicked out panels of stained glass windows which were last restored in the 19th century.”He got out of the window and dropped 25 feet and got multiple fractures when he hit the ground.” It is a place of worship and important spiritually to many people. Damage causes real distress. It is valued and loved in this city.Judge Susan Evans QC Wild had managed to damage mortuary chests at Winchester Cathedral, Hants, which held bones of some of the country’s Saxon kings from over 1,000 years ago.The six mortuary chests are believed to contain the remains of Egbert, King of Wessex, who died in 839 AD.They are also understood to contain the bones of King Cnut, commonly known as Canute, who was a king of Denmark, England and Norway.Other chests to be damaged are thought to have William Rufus, who was King of England from 1087 until 1100, and Saint Swithun, who was an Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester.All Wild managed to steal was £10 cash from the charity donation box, Winchester Crown Court heard, before falling 25 feet from the window. Wild suffered a total of five fractures from the break-in which happened overnight on May 9 and 10 this year. After PC Vanes made the connection, he tracked Wild down via the taxi firm to his room at a hostel in Hyde Street, Winchester.While there, he found cathedral donation envelopes and arrested Wild.He told police he sometimes went to the cathedral to pray and was also sometimes suicidal about his drug-ruined life which has seen him amass 31 convictions for 67 offences.He admitted burglary and criminal damage, estimated at £37,867, to the mortuary chests and stained glass windows through which he battered an escape route.Nicholas Cotter, mitigating, said Wild’s life had been blighted by drugs and the need to find money which led to a string of offences.He said the broken bones were “perhaps a Biblical punishment” and he was still in pain.He said the damage was not malicious but reckless as, in his drug-addled state, Wild sought to flee the scene.Jailing Wild, Judge Susan Evans QC said: “Winchester Cathedral is an important symbolic building. It is a unique building that many people work hard to preserve.”It is a place of worship and important spiritually to many people. Damage causes real distress. It is valued and loved in this city.”The cathedral is financially self-supporting. It has insurance but the cost of the claim will mean a greater premium the next year.”I accept your remorse and that you did not intend to cause the level of damage you did and that you continue to suffer the effects of the fall.”The mortuary chests are currently stacked on the ground as part of a research project into the bones inside, which have become jumbled up.However, they are believed to contain members of the Royal families of Wessex and England, from Cynegils who died in 642 AD to William Rufus, who was slain in the New Forest in 1100.St Swithun, who is patron saint of the cathedral and whose bones are said to be in the chests, is famous for the proverb which states that if it rains on July 15 – St Swithun’s Day – it will rain for the next 40 days.The first time the bones were mixed together happened when Bishop Henry of Blois exhumed them in 1158 to re-enter them into lead coffers.Then in 1642, during the English Civil War, Parliamentarian troops stormed the cathedral and toppled the chests in an act of sacrilege.They were gathered up and replaced, but it’s impossible to know which bones belong together. Work to identify them at the cathedral, which attracts over 300,000 visitors a year, continues. A thief caused nearly £40,000 worth of damage to a cathedral’s historic relics then broke both his ankles as he smashed through its stained glass windows to escape.Paul Wild has been jailed for 20 months and remains in considerable pain a little over three months later in what a court heard was “perhaps a Biblical punishment”.On the night of the theft, a policeman saw Wild crawling away near a taxi rank, but simply assumed him to be drunk.But when PC Ben Vanes was called to the crime scene, he made the connection and later tracked down the 34-year-old heroin addict. The statue of St Swithun in the cathedralCredit: Stephen Lock
Updated 19:31GARDAÍ IN TALLAGHT have said Martin McDonagh, who had been missing since Monday, has now been located.The 31-year-old had been missing from his home in Jobstown, Tallaght and today gardaí issued a public appeal for help in tracing him.This evening they said he has been located “safe and well”.- Additional reporting by Michelle Hennessy.
As Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Terence Quick had told Neos Kosmos a couple of months ago, Enterprise Greece is coming to Australia for a roadshow to promote investments in and exports from Greece.Leading the deployment will be the Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism Dimitris Papadimitriou. Although the full program of the roadshow is yet to be announced, it is almost certain that the minister will visit Melbourne and Sydney in his attempt to hold discussions with Greek Australian community leaders and entrepreneurs to attract investors to Greece. A former professor of economics at New York’s Bard College and chairman of the Levy Economics Institute, Dimitris Papadimitriou has been vice-chairman of several US Congress committees, before he was recruited by Alexis Tsipras for the role of Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism. He has recently pointed out that “2017 will be a landmark year for the Greek economy and its growth, as conditions have dramatically improved”. According to the Minister, the reason behind this change in economic climate is the recognition of investment opportunity that Greece can offer now that the economy is stabilised after a long period of divestment.Choosing to lead the deployment of the country’s official investment and export trade agency, Mr Papadimitriou hopes to inform entrepreneurs about the Greek government’s focus on developing a new national growth strategy which will act as a “compass for the creation of a new productive model”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter wins and loses WWE 24/7 Title before RAW started With the show just two weeks away, WWE is still pushing that tickets are available for the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV on January 27 at Chase Field.The company will be holding four events in the Phoenix area (mainly at the Talking Stick Resort Arena) starting Saturday with NXT TakeOver: Phoenix, Rumble PPV on Sunday at the baseball stadium, RAW on Monday and Smackdown Live on Tuesday.R-Truth and Carmella at WWE HeadquartersWWE posted footage of R-Truth and Carmella visiting WWE Headquarters in Stamford. Facebook WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter
LONGVIEW — In a potentially fatal blow to Millennium Bulk Terminal’s proposed Longview coal export dock, the state Department of Ecology has denied a water quality permit for the project, concluding that it would cause unavoidable harm to the environment.The $680 million terminal would worsen air quality, vehicle traffic, vessel traffic, rail capacity, rail safety, noise pollution, social and community resources, cultural resources and tribal resources, Ecology said Tuesday.“The 1971 State Environmental Policy Act confers an awesome responsibility on the Department of Ecology and that is a responsibility to protect land, air and water for future generation and I take that responsibility very seriously,” Ecology Director Maia Bellon said. “And future generations deserve no less than Department of Ecology’s decision today to deny the Millennium coal export terminal to be constructed on the shores of the Columbia River.”The terminal is contested by some in Vancouver and the Columbia River Gorge because of the 16 nearly mile-and-a-half-long coal trains it would bring through the area on a daily basis.Citing the volume of coal that would move through the city, the Vancouver City Council passed a resolution opposing the project last year.
What: An organic food seller that will host a grand opening Tuesday for its first Clark County store, carrying produce, meats, groceries and vitamins in Hazel Dell.Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.Where: 7604 N.E. Fifth Ave., Vancouver.Employees: 25, including a store nutritionist to advise shoppers.Web: www.naturalgrocers.com.Lakewood, Colo.-based organic grocer Natural Grocers will hold a grand opening Tuesday for its first Clark County market, as it brings its no-frills concept to formerly vacant space in a Hazel Dell shopping center. The store at 7604 N.E. Fifth Avenue carries vitamin supplements, specialty groceries, all-organic produce, and meats raised without antibiotics, growth promoters or feed containing animal byproducts, said Kemper Isely, president of the company that was started in 1955 as a door-to-door vitamin business by his parents, Margaret and Phillip Isely. The business gradually grew, as the bulk natural foods and vitamin supplements offered by the Iselys caught on. The company, called Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, is publicly traded now and operates about 110 stores in 14 states west of the Mississippi. Isely said store prices are kept low because Natural Grocers’ store model doesn’t have labor-intensive departments such as deli counters and bakeries. The company also gets a volume discount when buying organics for its large chain. Isely said store prices are generally between 10 and 15 percent lower than Whole Foods and other organic food sellers.Natural Grocers’ new 12,000-square-foot Hazel Dell store is in the center of a five-mile area where households earn an average income of $66,624 annually, according to statistics by SitesUSA. It is between three and 13 miles away from organic grocers that already operate in Clark County, such as New Seasons Market, Whole Foods Market, and Chuck’s Produce and Street Market.
Organizers reveal 1.2% increase in visitation to G2E Asia in 2019 Load More Weike Gaming Technology has announced that it will present its new line of electronic table gaming products; Multi Electronic Table Game – Real Cards Virtual Chips (METG RCVC) and Virtual Multi-Game (VMG) at G2E Asia this year.The METG RCVC is a newly released Semi-Live Baccarat Dealer Table using Real Cards Virtual Chips technology; an add-on module to the METG Emperor for “Real Card” experience in an electronic table gaming environment. It replaces the RNG simulated outcomes with live results of the Baccarat game using real poker cards which are barcoded. The product also includes a high definition camera to stream “live” action of the card games to the METG Emperor’s table. METG RCVC dealer table is equipped with an intuitive user interface and peripherals to aid the dealer in facilitating the Baccarat game with absolute ease. Scientific Games completes first installation of Quartz Hybrid at Seoul’s Seven Luck Casino VIP Baccarat falls below 50% of Macau GGR contribution in 2Q19 as mass continues to rise The VMG is a fully automated electronic table gaming product which offers players with three virtual table games to play, namely Roulette, Baccarat and Sic-Bo. Players can choose to place bets on any or all of the available virtual games simultaneously. This gives players a variety of game options as well as the flexibility on the number of games they want to play concurrently. VMG eliminates the risk of human dealing errors and fraud, and it is a more efficient and cost-effective solution when compared to using semi-automated electronic table gaming products.“We are very excited of our new range of electronic table gaming products. It shows our commitment to our customers in providing innovative technology and a wide array of gaming options” said Daven Tay, Executive Director of Weike Gaming Technology.Weike will be at Stand #741 at G2E Asia. RelatedPosts
Rep. Hawker won’t seek re-electionAssociated PressIn a statement, Hawker said he wants to make the most of his “miraculous” response to cancer treatment and “the renewed life God” has given him.Russian icebreaker makes record-setting Arctic voyageEmily Russell, KNOM – NomeAccording to the Russian media outlet Port News, a Russian icebreaker just completed the fastest transit of the Northern Sea Route. Along with setting the speed record at 7 and a half days, the icebreaker also completed the trip over a month after the shipping season usually ends in the Arctic.Fairbanks marijuana club treads carefully forwardDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksFairbanks first marijuana business has been open for just over a month. “The Higher Calling” is one of several so called “clubs” in the state that have arisen since voter’s passage of a marijuana legalization initiative in 2014. Clubs like Fairbanks’ “The Higher Calling” do not sell marijuana.About 7,700 Alaskans have enrolled in expanded MedicaidAssociated PressA state health department official says that since the state expanded Medicaid to cover more lower-income Alaskans on Sept. 1, about 7,700 people have enrolled.Alaska school districts advised to adopt transgender policiesHannah Colton, KDLG – DillinghamSchool bathrooms & locker rooms have become legal battlegrounds recently as courts in the Lower 48 puzzle over how schools should treat students who don’t identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. Now, two statewide education organizations are trying to equip Alaska school districts with policies regarding transgender students.Behavioral health the focus of Mat-Su grantsEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageA Mat-Su nonprofit is looking to fill the funding gap for behavioral health services with more budget cuts on the horizon at the state level. One program benefiting from that grant money is aiming to curb the earliest sources of drug and alcohol abuse with a focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences awareness.Holy Bible translated into modern Yup’ikCharles Enoch, KYUK – BethelThe Bible is now available in the modern Yup’ik orthography after nearly half a century of work put in by fluent Yup’ik speakers in the area and the American Bible Society.Former Juneau mayor Jamie Parsons dies at 74Lisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauFormer Juneau mayor Jamie Parsons died Saturday in Washington state after more than a decade battling cancer. He was 74. Friends and former colleagues remember his sense of humor, his love of sports and his unfailing commitment to the capital city. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audio
Rajendranagar: GHMC Town Planning Team of Rajendranagar Circle on Wednesday removed over 50 encroachments over footpath from Hyderguda X Circle to Jana Priya Apartments in Attapur. During the demolition drive which was supervised by the Zonal Commissioner (South), B Srinivas Reddy with the police assistant commercial hoardings, construction over footpaths and profile sheets hanging on the roofs were removed to make the footpaths free from all kind of encroachments. “We have started acting against encroachments on footpaths. We will continue the drive against such act in a phased manner. Today we have removed over 50 encroachments at Hyderguda to Attapur stretch. We will go on with a similar drive from Attapur to Langer House bridge via Erraboda in the next phase,” said Balananda Swami, ACP Town Planning, Circle No.11, Rajendranagar. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us In recent days the burgeoning encroachments on footpaths at various locations under Rajendranagar has turned the roads into narrow passages. Traffic congestions and water stagnation is also making the situation more pain staking for the commuters. To make the footpaths fully useable for the road users, the town planning wing removed almost all types of encroachments from over one kilometer long stretch here. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us However, the local people are totally disapproving the way GHMC’s Town Planning Wing undertook action on Wednesday. They opined that to turn the attention from enormous level of encroachments on water bodies and heavy construction in illegal layouts, the civic body has taken up the task to remove hoardings and profile sheets hanging on the roofs over footpaths. “This is simply an eyewash, if they are really serious against the encroachments they must have to take actions against the large scale unauthorised constructions in unapproved layouts where the heavy structures are being raised one after another on daily basis,” felt K Ashok, a depressed man who was affected due to demolition drive.