first_imgCoronavirus | SouthwestBristol Bay Borough: The not-so-hot COVID-19 hotspotJuly 18, 2020 by Sage Smiley, KDLG Share:A boat in the Dillingham harbor. Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (Isabelle Ross / KDLG)Bristol Bay Borough shows up on multiple COVID-19 data-modeling sites as one of the nation’s hottest hotbeds of infection.On Georgia Tech’s popular COVID-19 risk modeling site, Bristol Bay Borough shows up as the only county in the country where the risk of someone at a gathering of 10 people having COVID-19 is as high as 99%.On the New York Times’ interactive data page on July 15, Bristol Bay Borough represented the highest cases per capita, both overall and in recent cases. That’s 6,818 cases per 100,000 people. The borough also holds the record for recent cases, at 3,708 infections per 100,000 residents. And therein lies the problem.“They don’t take into account the full influx that happens for an eight-week period in Naknek,” said Mary Swain, director and CEO of the Camai Community Health Center in Naknek, one of the borough’s three communities. “It’s great to put in the population when our population is only 700-850 depending on what population site you look at. However, if you account for the 10- to 13,000 that potentially come in during the season, for those eight weeks, that modeling could look a lot different, and it is not taken into account in the majority of the modelings that I have seen.”Ask a local health professional about the apparent huge outbreak in Bristol Bay, and they’ll tell you what most local residents would say as well: nearly all of the cases have been in what the state calls “seafood industry” workers, or people running the salmon processing plants in the area. Those outside the plants have been industry-affiliated–fishermen or workers at fishing lodges.The bottom line, according to Swain,“There has not been one resident case in Bristol Bay Borough.”And, Swain said, as of Friday, only one of the borough’s 62 positive cases is still in the borough. That’s because the 61 other cases have either recovered from the virus and tested negative, or have physically left.So why do the national models continue to show such enormous risk and sky-high per-capita cases in the borough?Jared Parrish, a senior epidemiologist with the State of Alaska, sees Alaska as a fairly consistent anomaly.“The old adage of a model is, ‘All models are wrong, but some are useful,’ and what we have continually seen here in Alaska is that many of the national models don’t translate very well,” he said.Parrish said he and his colleagues have talked about developing Alaska-specific models that will better account for the wide variations in seasonal population, and other unique features of Alaska that make nation-wide models fail to accurately represent the state.Joshua Weitz, a biological sciences professor and risk modeler at Georgia Tech, said the Bristol Bay Borough was an example of the model’s limitations.“The kind of extreme variation that you’re talking about a sort of a 13-fold difference, something from a thousand to 13,000, that’s a tremendous difference,” he said.Weitz said the problem is essentially that the models didn’t account for the massive variability of Bristol Bay Borough’s seasonal population, or the rigid COVID-19 mitigation measures at processing plants that have kept the virus out of the local population.“We make an assumption that the risk is homogeneous, so people need to be aware that models come with assumptions,” he added.That assumption — that the borough’s population is currently at it’s off-season year-round population count of at most 850 people–is what puts it at the top of the charts for national reporting.Weitz added that the Georgia Tech risk modeler does update, so in theory, Bristol Bay Borough won’t look like such a risky, infectious place in the future. Since the beginning of this week, the risk in the borough has dropped from above 99% to 99% flat.Share this story:last_img read more

first_imgTVUncategorized“So You Think You Can Dance” Season 10 Recap: The Best Dances & Most Thrilling MomentsWe reflect back on a thrilling season of dance, artistry, and fun.By Renee Camus – September 18, 20131028ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItHey City Kids, as we head into the Fall television season with new dance shows, let’s take a final look at So You Think You Can Dance’s stellar 10th Season.Despite a few disappointing performances early on, the season was exciting and packed with fantastic routines. Returning choreographers Christopher Scott and Sean Cheesman separated themselves from the pack, especially with the former’s sand routine and the latter’s fortune-teller Broadway number, and new artists made a splash as all-stars Mark Kanemura, Courtney Galiano, and Allison Holker choreographed for the first time.Tap had its best showing ever in SYTYCD, with three tappers in the Top 20 (plus a few other dancers capable of tap though known for other styles, not that they had much opportunity to show it off). We were introduced to Anthony Morigerato, and enjoyed two and a quarter tap routines—Ivan Koumeav’s group piece had some tap in it, also courtesy of Anthony. And of course, hoofer Aaron Turner made it to the Top 4. Huzzah.Perhaps it’s because there are so many different styles of dance herded under the ballroom umbrella, but it seemed like there was considerably more hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary, and less ballroom this season. There were about 28 contemporary pieces, 25 jazz, and 23 hip-hop, including group numbers, and only 20 ballroom pieces (not including the Jazz-Ballroom fusion group dance from episode 12). Not a single routine encored in the finale, but then again, none of them were as memorable as some of the contemporary and jazz routines—especially when we remember that the most stellar Argentine tango was initially performed by the choreographer, when Leonardo Barrionuevo performed with Hayley, filling in for injured Curtis. Still, it would have been great to see Jasmine and Aaron’s Quickstep again.Speaking of injuries, there were several this year—as usual. There is no question that dancers work extremely hard and injury comes with the territory, but it’s hard not to wonder if the show is working them too hard. Each season sees more injuries, and this year the elimination decision seemed to be taken from the judges at least three times—even before the performance shows started: Emilio Dosal withdrew from the competition only days after being selected for the Top 20, allowing Aaron to step in.The eliminations started out strangely as the producers tried a new format: announcing the eliminated dancers at the top of the show then making them perform with their partners anyway. We called it “cruel and unusual punishment,” and the rallying cry from others who found it equally barbaric made the producers see the error of their ways. The following week they went back to the old format: revealing the dancers in jeopardy at the start of the show but not eliminating them until the end. Much better.There were lots of good judges this season, including some new faces. Anna Kendrick made a strong impression and was hugely entertaining, as was Jenna Elfman. While we’d love to see more Mia Michaels, as a judge and a choreographer, the only judging disappointment was Carly Rae Jepsen, who was ineffectual at best.We’re very excited that the show has been picked up for an 11th season, as Nigel announced during the finale. He also mentioned that some critics have complained that the show is “too artistic.” Ridiculous. And sad—on so many levels. How can something be “too artistic”? Even if it was, what’s wrong with that? More shows ought to be bringing arts to the masses, especially as they’re increasingly being taken out of schools. Let’s just hope SYTYCD brings back more slo-mo replays so we can learn even more.Before we leave, here are only a few of our favorites out of the 109 routines created this season:–  Napoleon and Tabitha’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (Top 20 and friends): Absolutely brilliant, with incredible use of space, people, and camera work combined with movement, humor, and personality.Sean Cheesman’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (Nico and Hayley): Great music, fun concept that didn’t overwhelm, fantastic choreography with stupendous lifts, and a new partnership that allowed both parties to shine (Ah, Nico).Anthony Morigerato’s “You Really Did It” (Aaron, Alexis, and Curtis): Three tappers in the Top 20 celebrated with an exciting tap routine. Need we say more?Christopher Scott’s “Sand” (Top 10 Guys): A visually stunning and innovative routine that pushed the boundaries of what you can do with dance and television, despite the mess it may have left on the stage.Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo’s “Este Es El Rey” (Hayley and Leonardo, for Curtis): Nearly anytime the show features Argentine tango is thrilling, but this routine had great musicality, exhilarating lifts and ganchos, concrete tango moves, and a sexy sultry partnership—unfortunately for Curtis.Sean Cheesman’s “Veins” (Jasmine Mason and Alan): Yes, the judges gave the dancers some harsh criticism, but the choreography was entertaining and cool. It also introduced Charlotte Martin’s terrific song.Jean Marc Genereux’s “He’s a Pirate” (Jenna and all-star Alex, for Tucker): Neither Paso Doble nor Jenna, inexplicably saved by the judges time and again, are our favorites, yet this routine was memorable and exciting, and showed how a Paso can really look like a matador and his cape.Travis Wall’s “Wicked Game” (Travis and Amy): It’s been said before but bares repeating just how beautiful and moving this piece is, and how much it did for Amy. It probably helped push her just past Jasmine for the win. TAGSDanceFoxL.A CultureMary MurphyNigel LythgoeReality ShowRecapSo You Think You Can DanceSYTYCDTelevisionPrevious articleON TRIAL: Blake Brody In-Studio FootwearNext article11 Questions for Lou Barlow (Oh, and Sebadoh has a New Album)Renee Camus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORIn Supremely Boomer Move, Fox Applies to Trademark the Phrase ‘OK, Boomer’The Holiday Season Officially Starts with These L.A. 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first_img Safety issues at compounding pharmacy underscore oversight problems Ed Silverman [email protected] Tags compounding pharmacyFDAgeneric drugspolicy Robert Cianflone/Getty Images Related: Please enter a valid email address. Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. About the Author Reprints In its latest to bid to set parameters around compounding, the US Food and Drug Administration last week issued a pair of draft guidelines to clarify when compounding pharmacies are permitted to make versions of commercially available medicines.Although federal law currently states that a compounder generally shouldn’t make copies of drugs that are approved for sale, the agency is getting more specific and wants to ensure that a true clinical need exists before a compounded version of an approved medicine drug is made for a patient.“The FDA is making a policy statement that you can’t just compound a copy and then market it,” said Elizabeth Jungman, director of public health at Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonprofit that studies health care issues. “There has to be a patient need. And it’s important from a safety perspective.”advertisement PharmalotFDA narrowly defines the ability of compounders to make approved medicines @Pharmalot By Ed Silverman July 11, 2016 Reprints A key issue has been the extent to which compounders can make medicines for patients in ways that may cross the line into more conventional drug manufacturing. The new law attempts to create boundaries, although the latest guidelines are designed to refine the FDA interpretation.For instance, the guidelines would permit compounders to make versions of brand-name drugs when a shortage exists or the brand-name medicine has been discontinued. Another example meeting the threshold of patient need might be a required change in formulation, such as different dosage strengths.But safety is not the only issue in play here. For instance, pointing to a lower price — in other words, a compounded version would be cheaper than a brand-name drug — is not justification for compounding an FDA-approved medicine.Brand-name drug makers would be less likely to invest in innovative medicines if a compounder — especially compounders that make large quantities of a medicine — is otherwise allowed to make and sell versions of treatments approved by the FDA, Jungman explained. Leave this field empty if you’re human: Similarly, generic drug makers may avoid seeking approval of copycat medicines if compounders can make copies of approved drugs, according to Robert Pollock, a former acting deputy director of the FDA Office of Generic Drugs, who now works at Lachman Consultants and advises drug makers.Of course, these are only draft guidelines — guidances in regulatory parlance — and are not set in stone. Manufacturers and others have an opportunity to comment. To date, the compounding industry has bristled at some restrictions contained in the new law.A spokeswoman for the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, an industry trade group, told us the guidelines are still being reviewed and that there is no comment at this time. The episode cast a harsh spotlight on compounders, as well as FDA and state oversight. In response, a federal law called the Drug Quality and Security Act was passed to beef up FDA authority to inspect facilities and enforce regulations.advertisement Indeed, there are ongoing safety concerns surrounding compounding pharmacies ever since a scandal erupted four years ago. That’s when injectable steroids made by a compounder in the Boston area were linked to 64 deaths and more than 750 cases of fungal meningitis around the country. Privacy Policy Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry.last_img read more

first_imgFORT MYERS, Fla. / CNN — If you’re desperately looking for a glimmer of normalcy this Thanksgiving, count on the National Dog Show.We all need a break from football, after all.The annual show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, was held over two days on November 14 and 15 and is scheduled to air on NBC from noon until 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.People can also stream the show on or on the NBC Sports app. Clewiston man robs elderly woman’s home on Thanksgiving December 17, 2020 RELATEDTOPICS Florida turkey seeks divine intervention on Thanksgiving November 28, 2020 COVID-19 cases surge in SWFL after Thanksgiving December 8, 2020 Pet turkeys reunited with owners after trotting off on Thanksgiving December 3, 2020center_img AdvertisementWhat’s different this year?As with many other large events held this year, organizers were forced to make some adjustments this year to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols. There were no spectators allowed inside the venue and the wearing of masks and social distancing were “strictly enforced.” AdvertisementTags: Dog ShowThanksgiving Only 600 dogs were allowed to compete, instead of the usual 2,000. The club conducted only one official show divided into two days.This year’s show will also introduce three new dog breeds: the Barbet, the Belgian Laekenois and the Dogo Argentino.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 30th May 2019 Previous articleUPDATE: Laois county hurlers and footballers set for busy JuneNext articleBorris-Kilcotton GAA set up sticks for annual road hurling tournament Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Facebook Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results The mother of a young Laois boy who was tragically killed alongside his father in a crash between Tullamore and Mountmellick on Sunday has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her son.Tina Morrissey, who’s son Sully, 5, was killed and her other two children, Hayley (9) and Daniel (8), left injured, took to Facebook and penned an emotional tribute.She said: “I have no words. My heart has literally been ripped from me.“Sleep tight Vince, and my beautiful big blue eyed boy, Sully wully sillys, mammy’s baby boy… Love you to heaven and back my sweet little angel.”Dad Vincent ‘Finch’ Rossi and Sully Rossi died in the accident while Hayley is currently in a critical condition.She was airlifted to Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin in the aftermath of the accident after suffering life-threatening injuries.8-year-old Daniel was treated for minor injuries at the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore in Offaly but has thankfully been released.The deadly collision, involving the car the family was travelling in and a lorry, took place on the N80 Tullamore-Mountmellick road in Offaly at 5pm on Monday evening. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshincenter_img Home News Mam of young Laois boy killed in tragic crash pays heartbreaking tribute… News WhatsApp WhatsApp Mam of young Laois boy killed in tragic crash pays heartbreaking tribute as fundraiser launched Twitter Pinterest GAA TAGScrash Pinterest Vincent, who is originally from Limerick, had been living with his kids in Portlaoise.Gardai are appealing for further information from motorists who were travelling on the N80 at the time of the incident.They are also looking to speak to anyone who stopped at the scene to give help and support to the injured but may have subsequently left the area to continue on their journeys.A Garda spokesman said: “Gardai have appealed for any witnesses to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 932 7600 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.”Separately, a fundraiser to cover the funeral costs for Vincent and Sully has been set up and has raised more than €10,000 in under a day.Anyone wishing to donate can do so by clicking here.SEE ALSO – Tributes paid to Laois man and son following tragic crashlast_img read more

first_imgRelated8.4 % Increase in Stopover Arrivals 8.4 % Increase in Stopover Arrivals UncategorizedJune 3, 2008 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Preliminary figures for the 2008 winter tourist season have indicated an 8.4 per cent increase in stopover arrivals over the similar period last year.For the January to March period, stopover arrivals were 483,959, up from 427,252 in 2007.Speaking with JIS News, Director of Tourism, Basil Smith noted that the figures are looking impressive so far and is anticipating a double digit increase in arrivals when calculations are completed.“February was the most outstanding month when stopover arrivals shot up by 17 per cent,” the Director revealed, adding that the overall performance of the sector was due to “a sustained marketing effort on the part of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).”He noted that the sector is marketed through advertising on cable, network television and the internet.“We have been very active on the internet for sometime now. We do search engine advertising, which occurs when internet users type certain words like tropical, vacation or holiday and Jamaica pops up at the top of the list,” he explained.He added that this medium is used to place Jamaica in the minds of consumers when they are shopping around for travel.Giving details on individual market performances, Mr. Smith pointed out that the Unites States of American (USA) continued to dominate the stopover arrivals with some 300,609 visitors. Canada and Europe followed with 92,671 and 68,599 visitors, respectively.Increases in room stock and airlift were also contributing factors to the arrivals. The Director pointed out that there are new carriers flying into Jamaica or carriers that have been flying here for a while, have increased their flights.“As far as airlift is concerned, the growing number of rooms that we have, demand that we keep in tandem with the supply of air seats.making sure that it is enough to satisfy the demand for travel to Jamaica,” Mr. Smith said.He cited Spain as a growing market due to “the marketing being done there to satisfy the need for ‘bodies-in-beds’ in the Spanish-invested hotels here.”Turning to trends for the rest of the year, the Tourism Director told JIS News that the expectation is for the level of growth to continue into the spring and summer periods with double digit figures.In terms of room stock, Mr. Smith outlined that by the end of the year, the industry should benefit from an additional 3,000 rooms bringing the count up to approximately 30,000.“Jamaica can be proud of its performance. It is a result of combined efforts of the workers in the industry, investors, hoteliers and airlines. We distinguish ourselves as a quality destination and if we continue along this path, tourism will make a major contribution to solving many of the development challenges that we have as a nation,” the Director asserted.center_img Related8.4 % Increase in Stopover Arrivals Related8.4 % Increase in Stopover Arrivalslast_img read more

first_imgName*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Name*Email*Website guestLabelcenter_img guestLabel Low water conditions limit boat access on Yale ReservoirPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, August 23, 2019in: Community Newsshare 0 Low water has made boat launching impossible at Cougar, Beaver and Saddle Dam rampsWOODLAND — Low water levels in the Lewis River drainage are beginning to impact boaters. The boat ramps at Saddle Dam Park, Cougar Park and Beaver Bay on Yale Reservoir will close until further notice.The ramp at Yale Park is open and provides boat access to the reservoir. Boat launches on Merwin and Swift reservoirs are open.Low water conditions limit boat access on Yale Reservoir The ramp at Yale Park is open and provides boat access to the reservoir. Boat launches on Merwin and Swift reservoirs are open. But, low water levels in the Lewis River drainage are beginning to impact boaters. The boat ramps at Saddle Dam Park, Cougar Park and Beaver Bay on Yale Reservoir will close until further notice. File photo by Mike SchultzLow snowpack and below average spring rains means water coming into the series of reservoirs managed by PacifiCorp is well below normal for this time of year. Statewide, the Washington governor has declared a drought. Closure signs are posted at the affected recreation sites.Reservoir levels, even without the water conditions seen this year, are subject to available inflows and downstream flow requirements for fish and aquatic habitats. While reservoir levels are always subject to fluctuation, PacifiCorp recognizes the importance of recreational resources and balancing of recreation access with environmental requirements.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyWoodlandshare 0 Previous : WSDOT pilot project: Zipper merge for improved travel on eastbound SR 14 from I-205 Next : UPDATE: County land use hearing held to address Yacolt Mountain Quarry’s request for mining permit earlyAdvertisementThis is placeholder text 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

first_imgAdditional details also released in investigation of the death of 21-year-old Kevin E. Peterson Jr.Investigation into the Oct. 29 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Kevin E. Peterson Jr. is ongoing.  With the interviews of the involved officers now completed, the investigative team is able to release more information regarding this incident. The involved deputies have been identified as:Detective Jeremy Brown, age 46, a 14-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, currently assigned to the Drug Task Force.Detective Robert Anderson, age 42, a 13-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, currently assigned to the Drug Task Force.Deputy Jonathan Feller, age 46, a 2.5-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, currently assigned to the patrol division.  Deputy Feller has approximately 14 years of previous law enforcement experience in South Dakota.According to a news release issued by the investigative team Tuesday, on Oct. 29, detectives with the Clark County Regional Drug Task Force were attempting to purchase Xanax from a black male driving a Mercedes.  Detectives had identified the subject by his Snapchat profile.  Detectives identified the vehicle and occupant when it pulled into the Quality Inn parking lot at 7001 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver.  Detectives were driving unmarked cars, but activated their emergency lights as they contacted the vehicle.  The detectives were wearing tactical vests bearing law enforcement identification. Detectives stated they attempted to contact the male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, now identified as 21-year-old Kevin E. Peterson Jr, who immediately fled on foot.  Detectives ordered Peterson to stop but he continued to run and dropped a handgun while running.  Detectives saw the handgun and ordered Peterson not to pick it up, but Peterson picked up the handgun and continued to flee.  Detectives did not pursue further due to Peterson being armed and advised other units by radio that Peterson was armed with a handgun.Radio traffic from the incident indicated Peterson was seen walking south, still carrying the handgun in his hand.  Peterson continued around the Quality Inn property, exited through a tree line and continued south through the U.S. Bank lot at 6829 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver.As Peterson continued to the southeast corner of the U.S. Bank property, deputies contacted him and gave commands for him to stop.  Deputy Anderson stated Peterson had a cell phone in his hand at this time.  Peterson did not comply with commands, turned north and pulled the handgun out of his sweatshirt pocket.  Deputy Anderson ordered Peterson to drop the gun, but Peterson continued northbound.  Deputy Anderson told investigators he believed Peterson was a threat to the public and to the containment units coming in from the north. Deputy Anderson told investigators he fired his duty pistol at Peterson as he continued north toward incoming units.  Deputy Feller stated Peterson pointed the handgun at him while running northbound.  Deputy Feller fired his duty pistol at Peterson at this time. Video from U.S. Bank showed Peterson fall, then sat up and pointed a handgun.  Deputies stated Peterson was pointing his handgun at Deputy Brown at this time.  Deputies Brown and Anderson fired at Peterson when Peterson pointed his handgun at Deputy Brown.  Deputy Brown advised investigators that by the time he fired, Peterson was pointing the handgun at him and Deputy Brown did not know if he had been shot.Deputies gave Peterson commands to drop the gun.  Peterson eventually set the handgun down and continued to make some movements.  Radio traffic from the incident includes deputies advising that a shooting had occurred and they requested aid respond to the scene.  Deputies called for additional units to approach Peterson with a shield, due to Peterson having a handgun within reach.  Deputies made contact with Peterson approximately five minutes after shots were fired and immediately rendered first aid.Peterson was in possession of an iPhone and a Glock model 23, .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun.  Investigators conducted a round count from the Glock handgun and noted one round was chambered and one round was missing from the magazine.  At this time, detectives do not have evidence that Peterson fired the handgun while in the U.S. Bank lot, based on involved deputy interviews.  Additionally, no .40 caliber casings were recovered at the scene.Investigators have conducted numerous interviews, including civilians in the area and law enforcement officers who responded to the call.  Video evidence has been collected from businesses in the area.  A search warrant was executed on Peterson’s vehicle.  Investigators located several pre-packaged amounts of pills that were presumptively identified as Xanax.  An ATF trace was conducted on the firearm found in Peterson’s possession.  Investigators tracked the firearm to one of Peterson’s relatives, who sold the firearm to Peterson in August.Investigators are working to complete the investigation at this time.  Anyone with further information about this incident can contact the investigative team at [email protected] provided by city of Battle Ground.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Next : Clark County Public Works continues hold on park and shelter reservationsAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Deputies involved in officer-involved shooting identifiedPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, November 10, 2020in: Newsshare 0 last_img read more

first_imgPinterest Linkedin Email Previous articleStephen Silver Fine Jewelry and Gemstone Vineyard Co-Design Gem-Encrusted, Ruby Barrel Selection Jeroboam Bottle for V Foundation Wine Celebration AuctionNext articleSommCon Hosts Traversing Chile and Argentina Sponsored by the Tasting Panel Magazine and the Somm Journal Press Release ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Wine Institute Urges End to Wine TariffsIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessWine Institute Urges End to Wine TariffsBy Press Release – July 24, 2020 478 1 Facebook TAGSWine Institute AdvertisementCalls on U.S. and European Union to Resolve Dispute and End Economic Harm to SectorWASHINGTON, D.C. – Wine Institute submitted formal comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today urging an end to all retaliatory tariffs on wine. The comments were submitted as a part of USTR’s review of enforcement actions taken in response to a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute over civil aircraft subsidies. USTR placed a 25% tariff on bottled wine imports from France, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom in October and is currently considering increasing these tariffs further. The European Union (EU) has stated that it intends to retaliate against U.S. wine when authorized to do so by the WTO.“We fully support USTR’s efforts to enforce trade rules and ensure a level playing field for all industries,” said Bobby Koch, President and CEO of Wine Institute. “But this dispute has absolutely nothing to do with wine and these tariffs are hurting the wine sector, including distributors, retailers and other industry partners, when we are all struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.”The United States is a member of the World Wine Trade Group (WWTG) and Wine Institute has long supported the WWTG position that wine should not be used as a retaliatory target in unrelated trade disputes. “We hope USTR will move away from targeting wine and make every effort to reach a negotiated outcome that ends this dispute once and for all. If this doesn’t happen, our wineries will clearly suffer further harm when this dispute escalates,” said Koch.The EU is the largest export market for U.S. wines, with exports totaling $427 million in 2019. A copy of Wine Institute’s comments can be found here. See also a statement of principle on tariffs and trade from Wine Institute and Comité Européean des Entreprises Vins.Wine Institute is the public policy advocacy group of more than 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses. California is the fourth largest wine producer worldwide and accounts for 95 percent of U.S. wine exports.Advertisement Share Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY – Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has highlighted a need for regional financial institutions to adjust their policies and programmes to address the specific requirements of the local population. The Prime Minister was addressing the 39th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Caribbean Association of Banks Inc. at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James, on November 15. Mrs. Simpson Miller acknowledged that there were certain non-negotiables related to the fiduciary responsibilities of the financial institutions, noting that increasingly, the regulatory requirements would apply internationally when for example, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), passed into law in the United States (US) in 2010, comes into effect in January next year. She stated however, that “if our indigenous institutions are deserving of special emphasis and attention, there is a greater need for them to recalibrate their policies and programmes to address the specific need of our population”. The Prime Minister pointed to the fact that a significant percentage of the working population throughout the region lies outside the formal tax system. In Jamaica, this percentage is estimated to be in excess of a third. She said that even as the government strives to bring such persons ‘into the fold’, there was a need for the indigenous financial institutions to design programmes which would incorporate such workers and business people into the formal economy. “To do this will demand innovative, and if I may say so, non-traditional methods. However, we simply cannot pretend that we are North America and Europe. To be relevant, we need to design programmes which will maximize the involvement of the vast majority of our people into the formal activities of our countries,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said.    Mrs. Simpson Miller further pointed out that the passage of Hurricane Sandy has once again brought home the absolute need for some form of national insurance “to address the need for resources for the reconstruction efforts”.   “The simple fact is that whilst in the USA, perhaps 90 per cent of persons who suffer losses following a natural disaster, have some formal insurance, in our case the tragic fact is that the majority of persons who have suffered damage, have no such insurance,” she said. She called on the indigenous financial institutions to “apply their minds at both the regional and national levels to the development of insurance schemes which can assist those of your clients who presently have no such formal link with the existing financial institutions”. She pledged the government’s willingness to collaborate with private sector institutions in exploring the possibilities of setting up such a scheme. RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes RelatedPM Wants Regional Financial Institutions to Address Needs of Local Population PM Wants Regional Financial Institutions to Address Needs of Local Population Office of the Prime MinisterNovember 18, 2012center_img RelatedPM Wants Regional Financial Institutions to Address Needs of Local Population Advertisementslast_img read more