He adds the city has plans to seek public input once it gets closer to a solution based scenario. Mayor Bruce Lantz says a two hour meeting this week of a broad cross-section of the key stakeholders, to address anti-social behavior in Fort St. John, identified a long list issues…. [asset|aid=1161|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a82d8dbba72fa8190558b99eb9b472bd-Bruce-1_3_Pub.mp3] He says vandalism, although identified as an issue, was not one of the major ones but he sees it as a key component of a couple of the others….- Advertisement – [asset|aid=1162|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a82d8dbba72fa8190558b99eb9b472bd-Bruce-2_4_Pub.mp3] As for solutions, the mayor is confident they will not be compromised by budgetary pressures associated with the tough economic times… [asset|aid=1163|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a82d8dbba72fa8190558b99eb9b472bd-Bruce-3_2_Pub.mp3] Advertisement
SIMI VALLEY – Firefighters fanned out across Ventura County this weekend to collect donations for the Fallen Firefighter Memorial planned for the Ventura County Government Center. The memorial will honor firefighters who died in the line of duty, including 28 from Ventura, Ventura County, the U.S. Forest Service and the Ventura County Federal Fire Agency. Firefighters hope to raise a total of $250,000. Contributions are tax-deductible, and donations of $500 or more will receive permanent recognition at the memorial site. The “Fill the Helmet” campaign continues today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In Simi Valley, a collection point has been set up at the intersection of Sycamore Drive and Cochran Street. – Daily News 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The top two teams in the Little 4 served up an entertaining championship showdown in Eureka Wednesday afternoon, with Hoopa Valley sweeping both ends of a doubleheader over St. Bernard’s, winning 7-4 and 6-0.One win was all that was needed to give the Warriors the league title outright. It is their first Little 4 crown in 10 years, and ends a recent era of dominance by St. Bernard’s and Ferndale, who between them had claimed the past nine league crowns.“You know, we went 12-0 and we swept …
National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Henton carried the Alaska offense with 30 points to go along 10 rebounds. The Aces, meanwhile, dropped to 0-2 and extended their losing skid to 10 games dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup.READ: Monster scorer Phelps back as Phoenix kicks off bid vs KiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Our veterans delivered today, they showed heart and made the crucial plays down the stretch,” said Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia in Filipino. “It was like a playoff game but credit to Alaska for giving us a hell of a game.”LaDontae Henton gave Alaska the 91-90 lead with 41.1 seconds left after tipping in Calvin Abueva’s miss but former Ace RJ Jazul responded with a three-pointer to swing the lead back to Phoenix, 93-91, with 29.2 remaining. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ NLEX pips Kia for 2-0 start Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix got a share of the top spot in the PBA Governors’ Cup after fending off Alaska, 95-93, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Eugene Phelps bailed out the Fuel Masters with a layup at the buzzer as they improved to 2-0 and tied with NLEX at the top spot.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Chris Banchero would give the Aces another lease on life when he converted on a gorgeous tip-in with 21.1 seconds left to tie the game at 93-93.Vanguardia said he faced uncertainty from his assistant coaches when the teams exchanged baskets in the final minute but he knew his veterans would deliver under pressure.“My assistant coaches were the ones who felt nervous, they told me to put in defenders but I told them that the players on the floor are veterans and they know how to win games,” said Vanguardia. “I know they can win games and I have full trust in them.”Phelps led the Fuel Masters with 29 points and 14 rebounds while Jazul lit up the rainbow territory with 15 points and going 4-of-5 from deep.Joseph Eriobu also did the dirty work for Phoenix finishing with 14 points, and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
New Delhi, Aug 23 (PTI) Aiming to create a culture of food safety in the country, regulator FSSAI today announced a host of initiatives to promote safe food at homes, schools, offices, eateries and religious places, besides a national survey for assessing milk quality.Commemorating the 10th anniversary of enactment of Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, the FSSAI said it will launch ten new initiatives that seek to connect people of all age groups for ensuring safe food through an integrated approach.”This bouquet of 10 initiatives focused on safe and nutritious food at home, school, workplace, religious places, in trains and railway stations, in restaurants and other places,” Health Ministry said in a statement.FSSAI will provide a green book to every household and create a dedicated website for safe and nutritious food at home.Similarly for schools, it will prepare a negative list of high fat, sugar and salt foods (commonly referred as junk food), seeking to ensure food safety and nutrition in and around schools, including lunch box and canteens.It plans to make licence from FSSAI compulsory for food businesses involved in mid-day meal scheme.For offices, FSSAI said the canteens and cafeterias should be registered/licenced with the food regulator. The establishment should also ensure monthly testing of kitchens, water and equipment.As far as religious places are concerned, FSSAI said it is engaging with the management of places of worships to help them implement the Food Safety Management System (FSMS).Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai has already adopted FSMS, while Saibaba temple in Shirdi is in the process of doing so for their kitchens.advertisementNoting that food safety is an important health and economic issue, Health Minister J P Nadda said, “Provisions of safe food should become a part of ingrained culture in our country.”He said the adoption of global food safety standards would boost exports of agro-products and also provide better returns to farmers for their produce.Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) CEO Pawan Agarwal said all these 10 initiatives have been developed collaboratively over the past few months along with other stakeholders and partners.”States would be facilitated to implement them on pilot basis over the next few months and thereafter national roll out of these initiatives would be done possibly by next year,” Agarwal said.Apart from these initiatives, FSSAI also announced plans to conduct national milk quality survey and frame standards for food fortification, organic food. It will also simplify the registration and licencing regulations. More PTI JTR TDS MJH AAR SK AAR
Big Sam: Why would Pochettino bother with Man Utd?by Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England coach Sam Allardyce has taken another dig at Manchester United.He claims Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino would reject Old Trafford if there was a vacancy.Speculation around Pochettino’s future has increased as United and Tottenham struggle this season. But Allardyce said: “I can’t see Mauricio going anywhere at the moment.“At the moment, Tottenham are a better squad than Manchester United – and that is a telling fact.“It’s alright saying, ‘this is Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world’, but has it got the team to go with it to represent Manchester United?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoom Singapore-based ship management company Thome and Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) have signed a Safety Service Agreement, under which WSS will be in charge of keeping Thome’s fleet compliant with the high safety standards.“Partnering with WSS on our safety service management gives us the assurance that our safety equipment is managed to the same high standard, wherever our vessels are operating. Working with WSS, we also benefit from their geographical spread and in-depth knowledge of local port procedures to keep port stays short”, said Procurement & Supply Chain Manager from Thome, Ryan Dalgado.Harald Lundestad, General Manager for WSS in Singapore said:“Companies such as Thome have to balance the logistical demands of managing a large and diverse fleet trading worldwide with the challenge of keeping vessels compliant. Our Safety Service Agreement allows us to monitor due dates and pro-actively plan service visits so that we can help customers improve efficiency in safety management.”WSS safety service technicians carry out services on a wide range of safety, firefighting and rescue equipment such as CO2 high-pressure systems, portable fire extinguishers, hydrants and fire hoses, inflatable life jackets, smoke sampling systems and portable gas detectors.
zoom NYK Ports, a subsidiary of Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), has acquired a 20 percent share in the US-based terminal operator Maher Terminals, which operates a terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey. NYK said it made the decision to invest in Maher Terminals together with Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III (MIP III), a closed end fund that focuses on investments in infrastructure and related assets in the US and Canada.Maher is the largest terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey with a handling capacity of 3 million TEUs annually.Once the construction to raise the Bayonne Bridge’s clearance is completed in late 2017, the terminal will be able to accommodate containerships carrying up to 14,000 TEUs, according to NYK.“Growth in demand is anticipated as traffic bound for the East Coast through the Suez Canal rises as manufacturing shifts from China to South East Asia, and as larger ships destined for the East Coast make use of the expanded Panama Canal,” the company said.The investment is said to be in accordance with NYK’s medium-term management plan ”More Than Shipping 2018,” as the company aims “to strengthen its global network and improve synergy between terminals and containerships.”
zoom The long-awaited merger agreement between China Merchants Group and Sinotrans & CSC Holdings was finalized on April 10, according to a statement released by Sinotrans Shipping Limited.With the strategic reorganisation, China’s Sinotrans & CSC became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-based China Merchants.The merged corporation is expected to further improve the competitiveness of China’s state enterprises and promote industry consolidation.Under the merger conditions, the two companies would work on reorganizing their tanker shipping business, as well as other businesses including energy and dry bulk shipping, property development, ports, marine and offshore engineering and logistics.The merger received the official approval from the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) in December 2015.In March 2016, the parties were urged to pick up the pace of their merger agreement as Li Jianhong, chairman of China Merchants and the person appointed to lead the merger entity, said that the companies should hasten the process.At the time, there was no mention of an exact date of the completion of the merger.World Maritime News Staff
Cases of H1N1 (human swine influenza) continue to be reported in Nova Scotia. Three additional hospitalized cases were confirmed today, June 30, within the Capital District Health Authority and the IWK. That brings the province’s total number of hospitalized cases to four. Two remain in hospital. An increasing number of cases, some with severe illness, are being reported in other provinces and outside Canada. Nova Scotia is closely monitoring the situation. The health care and public health systems continue to anticipate new cases, and are prepared to respond appropriately. “We are continuing to see cases here in Nova Scotia,” said Dr. Maureen Baikie, deputy chief medical officer of health. “So far, the majority of cases are still behaving like a typical flu-like illness. Most people are being treated at home. At the same time, we expect that some cases will be more severe than others.” The total number of cases reported in Nova Scotia since the outbreak began on April 26 is now 151. People are reminded that the best way to stay healthy is to take preventative action. That means washing hands thoroughly and often, using an arm to cover coughs and sneezes, and frequently cleaning and disinfecting common surfaces and items such as doorknobs and counters. If people have influenza-like symptoms they should stay home and minimize contact with family members as much as possible. If symptoms worsen, they should visit their physician or a walk-in clinic. It is important for Nova Scotians to understand that it is safe to go to work, participate in community activities and to socialize, if they do not have influenza-like symptoms. For more information on H1N1 (human swine influenza), visit www.gov.ns.ca/hpp . -30-