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Ireland Funds dinner in Florida raises $450,000

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first_imgIreland Funds dinner in Florida raises $450,000 Howard Lake | 21 February 2012 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland The American Ireland Fund’s annual dinner dance in Palm Beach, Florida last week raised $450,000 for the Fund’s Promising Ireland campaign.The 250 guests were welcomed and thanked by Kieran McLoughlin, President & CEO of The Worldwide Ireland Funds, who announced that the Promising Ireland Campaign – an initiative to raise $100 million to assist Irish charities launched last year — was a year ahead of its fundraising goals.The Worldwide Ireland Funds have launched the Promising Ireland Campaign to raise $100 million by the end of 2013 on behalf of Irish charities. Over 300 projects and organisations have already received support from the campaign.The Palm Beach event will be followed by a series of fundraising events around St Patrick’s Day. One of the Fund’s biggest fundraising events, the annual New York gala, will be held at the beginning of May.A number of Irish organisations attended the Florida event, including the Irish Georgian Society, Trinity College Dublin and the National Abbey Theatre.The Fund’s current grant round is open until the end of March 2012.www.theirelandfunds.orglast_img read more

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Malians demonstrate against French military presence

By on June 15, 2021

first_imgBy Carlos Lopes PereiraThe author writes regularly on African events for the Portuguese Communist Party. This article was published in the PCP newspaper Avante on Jan. 28. Translation: John Catalinotto.There have been further protests in Mali against the presence of French troops in the Sahel.On Jan. 20, the Malian authorities dispersed “several hundred people” in Bamako who, defying the ban on gatherings because of the health crisis, expressed their opposition to the presence of the “anti-jihadist” force sent by Paris to the Sahel.According to reports from  Agence France Presse  and other sources, police and soldiers “in large numbers” used tear-gas grenades to disperse the demonstrators, on foot and on motorcycles, concentrated on Independence Square in the Malian capital. Motorcycle caravans leaving from different neighborhoods to participate in the demonstration in the square, where demonstrations are usually held, were stopped by police roadblocks.In the face of police action, a spokesperson for the promoters of the protest declared that the movement had been suspended and will “reorganize” itself. He reported three lightly wounded and at least three arrests.France has been intervening militarily in Mali since 2013. Currently France has 5,100 soldiers in the Sahel, as part of Operation Barkhane, which operates with land and air forces mainly in Mali but also in Niger and Burkina Faso. Operation Barkhane’s headquarters are located in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad.In Mali, notes RT France, the presence of the French expeditionary corps in the region regularly arouses expressions of animosity on social networks, in declarations of personalities and at demonstrations in Bamako. France’s intervention in Mali has had U.S. logistical and intelligence support. [Instability increased enormously in the Sahel region following the U.S.-NATO imperialist overthrow of the Libyan government in late 2011. — WW]Several supporters of the recent protests are members of the National Transitional Council, a legislative body, created after the Aug. 18, 2020 coup d’état, whose military leaders promised to hand over power to civilians after 18 months. The coup perpetrators have pledged to continue military cooperation with France, but there are reports that some sectors, including the armed forces, are in favor of opening talks with insurgent groups.On the ground, however, terrorist attacks against Malian and French troops continue, causing casualties among military and civilian personnel. Later, the Malian army confirmed that a double attack by “extremists” in the central region of the country caused the deaths of 6 soldiers and about 30 insurgents.The actions took place simultaneously in Mondoro and Boulkessi, near the border with Burkina Faso. The targets were a barracks of Malian troops in Mondoro and a combined G5-Sahel barracks with troops from Mali, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Chad in Boulkessi.These events come at a time when French President Emmanuel Macron is signaling that Paris will soon “adjust” its “military effort” in the Sahel by downsizing the troops of Operation Barkhane — a way of pressuring other European countries to engage even more in the Mali war.Mali is where more than 1,000 European Union military “instructors” are already involved, and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Mission for the Stabilization of Mali (MINUSMA) has been stationed for years, with around 14,000 soldiers and police.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Advanced Biofuels Industry: Obama Please Reconsider RFS

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first_img Facebook Twitter Advanced Biofuels Industry: Obama Please Reconsider RFS SHARE More than two dozen advanced biofuel producers have submitted a letter to President Obama today calling on him to reconsider the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule for 2014. Led by the Advanced Ethanol Council and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the groups write: “The RFS is necessary because the highly consolidated, vertically integrated oil industry is not otherwise going to allow market access for renewable fuels”.The letter continues, “To reduce the 2014 blending requirements and volumes in future years, EPA is proposing to use its general waiver authority based on ‘inadequate domestic supply.’ But EPA is putting forward a novel interpretation of the word ‘supply’ to mean the ability of current infrastructure to deliver renewable fuel blends to consumers, instead of the available supply of renewable fuel to obligated parties. We believe that this new interpretation is inconsistent with the plain meaning of the statute and its legislative history. But the bigger issue is that this interpretation has the practical effect of handing the future trajectory of the RFS to the oil industry by virtue of the fact that the oil industry itself controls the distribution of fuel to consumers.The threat that oil companies could simply lie down on the RFS to avoid obligations vastly increases supply-chain risk for new projects, as opposed to those already in the ground. Given that more than 90 percent of future blending obligations under the RFS are for advanced biofuels, the Administration’s new methodology would actually scuttle U.S. investment in advanced, low-carbon biofuels in direct conflict with the Climate Action Plan and your Administration’s goals with regard to reducing oil dependence and promoting advanced biorefineries via USDA and DOE programs.“We are most concerned about the current proposal’s impact on climate change. Our industry has invested billions of dollars in the development and commercial deployment of ultra-low carbon biofuels during your Administration alone. These investments were made based on the expectation that when we succeed, the RFS will be maintained as a mechanism to create a market for our fuels. The current proposal would break that promise by handing the RFS to incumbent industries that want to see it fail. And by any account, the real world alternative to renewable fuels is marginal, high carbon intensity oil,” the letter concludes.Source: www.domesticfuel.com Home Energy Advanced Biofuels Industry: Obama Please Reconsider RFS SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 15, 2014 Previous articleSenators and Biodiesel Industry Push DC for RFS and Tax CreditNext articlePurdue Donation Will Benefit Indiana Agriculture Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Open letter urges incoming president to ensure that journalists no longer fear imprisonment

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first_img Organisation News News December 4, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting RSF_en to go further PeruAmericas News Follow the news on Perucenter_img Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Receive email alerts April 1, 2020 Find out more News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Mr. Ollanta Humala President of the Republic Government Palace, Lima, Peru Dear President Humala,Today you assume the office that the citizens of Peru conferred on you in an election on 5 June. At a forum organized on 29 April by the Press and Society Institute (IPYS), during a campaign often marked by serious violations of editorial freedom, you promised, if elected, to refrain from bringing any prosecution against journalists in connection with their work. Reporters Without Borders, an international press freedom organization, hails your undertaking but asks you to go further.We were pleased to learn that on 21 July the Parliament’s standing committee approved an amendment to the criminal code eliminating prisons sentences for defamation. This major legislative step now awaits your signature. We hope it will be a first step towards the complete decriminalization of media offences in Peru. Your installation should mean that journalists will no longer have to fear imprisonment.The last presidential term was marked by a series of convictions that violated both the principles of Peru’s constitution and Inter-American legal standards. The most serious concerns Paul Garay Ramírez, a programme producer for Visión 47 TV and a correspondent for Radio La Exitosa, who has been jailed since 19 April. We call for his immediate release.Two and a half months later, on 6 July, a court in Libertad sentenced Hans Francisco Andrade Chávez, the producer of the América TV news programme “América Noticias,” to two years in prison and damages of 4,000 soles (1,000 euros) in a case brought by a Chepén municipal official, Juan Vásquez. It concerns comments that Andrade, who fortunately remains free pending an appeal, did not himself make. They were made by a political party representative in a studio interview. As the lawsuit named only Andrade, the court should have rejected it.Four other journalists were given jail sentences in defamation cases in 2010.This judicial challenge must not detract from the importance of media security and the need to combat impunity. A pall was cast over World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, this year by the fatal shooting of Radio Ollantay programme producer Julio Castillo Narváez, 41, in the city of Virú. Three suspects have so far been arrested but neither the identity of the instigator nor the motive has yet been established. Why such slow progress?Judicial proceedings are often delayed or blocked when they concern elected politicians, local government officials or police officers. This has been the case, for example, with Miguel Pérez Julca, a reporter who was gunned down in the city of Jaén in 2007 after accusing the local police of criminal practices. His murderers have still not been brought to justice.Similarly, no one understands former Pucallpa mayor Luis Valdez Villacorta’s second acquittal in February 2010 although he was repeatedly identified as the mastermind of the April 2004 murder of radio Frecuencia Oriental journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández. The rule of law requires judicial courage. It also requires an end to the targeted harassment of certain media and their representatives. The utterly illegal suspension of the radio station La Voz de Bagua Grande for 14 months after the June 2009 riots in Yurimaguas was decided at a very high level. Although the station resumed broadcasting in August 2010, its owner, Aurora Burgos, is now facing imprisonment on a charge of illegally using a radio frequency. Such persecution must stop.We would like to believe that the undertaking you gave on 29 April will result not only in an improvement in the ability of journalists to do their job but also in the removal of the obstacles to media pluralism and freedom of information that are highlighted in these various cases.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to this request.Sincerely,Jean-François Julliard Reporters Without Borders secretary-general PeruAmericas July 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter urges incoming president to ensure that journalists no longer fear imprisonment February 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

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RSF welcomes Twitter’s clampdown on robotized censorship

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first_img Twitter is setting stricter boundaries on bots, programs often used by press freedom’s predators to amplify their propaganda and to harass journalists An estimated 48 million accounts on the microblogging platform are thought to be fake and managed by bots. However, according to Twitter’s announcement on February 21, sending retweets, likes, or follows from multiple accounts simultaneously will now be forbidden. Users will no longer be able to disseminate content from dozens of accounts with a single click. “We welcome Twitter’s decision, as bots are often used by predators to artificially amplify their propaganda and to discredit journalists,” said Elodie Vialle, the head of RSF’s Journalism and Technology Bureau. “Such robotized censorship enables authoritarian regimes to silence dissent. Bots are used, for example, to create huge volumes of complaints about posts by journalists so that they are blocked on abusive content grounds. We have also seen how they are used to harass journalists by, for example, automatically retweeting death threat hashtags.” Robotized censorship is a disturbing phenomenon that works against the freedom to inform, and platforms must combat the massive use of automated fake accounts. RSF nonetheless points out that anonymity and the use of an account under a false name is often the only way journalists can share information in countries in which security concerns prevent them from revealing their real identity online. Organisation PredatorsInternet PredatorsInternet Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails Twitter’s announcement that it is setting stricter boundaries on bots – programs that generate automated posts from multiple accounts. Press freedom’s predators often use these fake accounts both to amplify their propaganda and to harass journalists. center_img News RSF_en February 28, 2018 RSF welcomes Twitter’s clampdown on robotized censorship Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

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first_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty9 Tips For Dating As A Single DadHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribecenter_img top box 5 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, January 27, 2017 | 2:59 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Five Caltech Students Named Goldwater Scholars

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first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 129 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Make a comment More Cool Stuff HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Science and Technology Five Caltech Students Named Goldwater Scholars By ANDREW MOSEMAN, Caltech Published on Friday, April 30, 2021 | 8:41 pm Photo courtesy CALTECHFive Caltech undergraduates have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2021–22 academic year. Patryk Kozlowski, Aikaterini Gorou, David Jin, Anjini Chandra, and Jenny Wan were among the 409 recipients nationwide of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation awards.These scholarships are granted annually to exceptional students focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Colleges and universities can nominate up to five students as long as one is a transfer student. For 2021, 438 academic institutions nominated a total of 1,256 students before the final 409 were selected. All five students nominated by Caltech were chosen for the award, an unusual occurrence.Caltech’s 2021–22 Goldwater Scholars have a variety of research interests. Junior Jenny Wan works with Caltech research professor of physics Jack Sayers and Sunil Golwala, professor of physics and director of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, on a project to measure the Hubble Constant—the rate of expansion of the universe—using X-ray and other observations of galaxy clusters.“I’m honored that I was selected for a Goldwater Scholarship and to be a part of a community of scientists who are doing remarkable work across all fields,” she says. “But even more so, I’m incredibly grateful to be at Caltech, where I have these wonderful opportunities to study the things that have fascinated me ever since I was a kid.”Katerina Gorou, a junior studying chemistry, has been working in the lab of Mitchio Okumura, professor of chemical physics, in collaboration with the lab of Yuk Yung, professor of planetary science and Jet Propulsion Laboratory senior research scientist. Gorou focuses on the atmospheric chemistry of Mars. “The motivation behind this research is to find out what exactly happened to all the water that used to be on Mars,” Gorou says.Junior Anjini Chandra is interested in the meeting point between biology and fluid mechanics. “My most recent projects, completed under Professor Lydia Bourouiba at MIT as part of the SURF [Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship] program, have involved modeling particle movement through meshes that represent cloth masks and tracking the movement and properties of sneeze clouds over time.” Another of Chandra’s interests is the use of origami in engineering. As a first-year student at Caltech, Chandra worked with Sergio Pellegrino, the Joyce and Kent Kresa Professor of Aerospace and Civil Engineering and JPL senior research scientist, to help design an origami-inspired base for a set of antenna tiles to capture signals from multiple directions.“I’m very grateful that Caltech provides plenty of opportunities, including the SURF program, for undergraduates to get involved in interdisciplinary research and that faculty are so willing to mentor undergraduate researchers,” Chandra says.Patryk Kozlowski, a junior majoring in chemistry, completed a first-year SURF project in the lab of Ryan G. Hadt, Caltech assistant professor of chemistry, where Kozlowski became interested in quantum chemical computational methods. Now, with a group led by Garnet Chan, Bren Professor of Chemistry, he is continuing his research using theoretical computational models and exploring how they can simulate chemical interactions. “Specifically, I am trying to elucidate the electronic structures of liquid electrolytes, which are key components of emerging technologies for the production and storage of clean energy,” he says.David Jin, a junior who transferred to Caltech last year to study problems at the intersection of optics and computer science, is the Institute’s transfer student Goldwater Scholar. One such problem is creating realistic-looking 3D images by simulating all the rays of light an object would reflect. Calculating each light ray requires an enormous amount of computational power, Jin explains, which is why rendering just a few frames of a Pixar movie can take thousands of computers several hours to complete. Jin’s research aims to reduce the time and computational strain by applying machine learning to the task.Jin, a junior, has spent his first year in Harbin, China, unable to physically come to Caltech because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says he looks forward to enjoying the Southern California sunshine, working in a world-class research lab, and auditioning to be a percussionist for the orchestra when in-person campus life resumes. Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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TCAT leases charter buses to mitigate bus shortage

By on May 25, 2021

first_img This article was submitted on behalf of a person or organization in Tompkins County. The Ithaca Voice posts community announcements to provide readers with information directly from local businesses and… More by Community Announcements This is a community announcement. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit news releases, email [email protected] “The Fitzgerald buses are helping tremendously as we continue to work toward minimal service disruptions,” said Assistant General Manager Mike Smith. “This will take some pressure off our maintenance department so that we can continue to improve our preventative maintenance percentages and get more of our buses back up and running.” Last week, TCAT announced that finding solutions to bus shortages is its No. 1 priority. When there are bus shortages, dispatchers typically reduce service on high-frequency routes, such as routes 10, 30 and 82, knowing that riders can more easily catch the next bus in a shorter period of time compared to less-frequent rural routes. Nonetheless, some riders are being inconvenienced and TCAT is striving to approach zero missed trips in the near future. Tagged: Bus service, community announcement, TCAT, transportation Bus shortages are a result of a number of factors including an aging fleet and more stringent NYSDOT regulations. The Fitzgerald buses are being used on the following routes and trips: Featured image: A tour of TCAT facilities (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Community Announcements Smith said Fitzgerald drivers are operating the buses, but each bus is also staffed with a TCAT driver to assist with route information, passenger questions and fare collection. Related: TCAT cuts back peak time trips due to bus shortage Recently, TCAT restructured its maintenance management team to better meet routine maintenance schedules and to keep the entire fleet road ready. Additionally, TCAT in recent weeks purchased five used buses at auction and they are presently being rehabilitated for inspection and to go into service. In the meantime, TCAT is continuing to look at other transportation companies to lease or borrow additional buses. Enfield/ Route 20:Outbound: 4:45 p.m. from Vet School; 6:05 p.m. from Green St. StationInbound: 5:30 p.m. and 6:32 p.m. from Enfield Highway Dept.Trumansburg/ Route 21:Outbound: 3:03 p.m. from Vet SchoolInbound: 3:50 p.m. from Aubles Trailer ParkLansing/ Route 37:Outbound: 6:35 a.m. and 9:34 a.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 4:25 p.m.; 5:10 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. from Green St. Station and 7:55 a.m. and 8:38 a.m. from Dairy BarInbound: 7:14 a.m. from Lansing Fire Station #4; and 8:12 a.m. and 8:53 a.m. from William @ Farrell; 5:11 p.m. and 5:58 p.m. from Lansing Fire Station #4; and 7:23 p.m. from Lansing Town HallTC3/Dryden/ Route 43:Outbound: 6:08 a.m. and 3:05 p.m. from Green St. StationInbound: 6:45 a.m. and 3:55 p.m. from TC3Caroline/ Route 52:Outbound: 3:55 p.m. from Green St. Station.Inbound: 4:36 p.m. from Caroline TurnaroundNewfield/ Route 67:Outbound: 7:40 a.m. from Seneca St. StationInbound: 8:10 a.m. from Newfield Central School Effective today, TCAT is using the Fitzgerald buses on its rural routes serving Enfield, Trumansburg, Lansing, Dryden, Caroline and Newfield during morning and evening peak time on weekdays. This is relieving strain on TCAT’s fleet and freeing up TCAT buses to serve heavy commuter routes. Even with the additional buses going into service, TCAT was still forced to cut some trips today, but the situation should improve as TCAT implements other solutions, such as using third-party maintenance shops to assist with routine maintenance. The Fitzgerald buses in use include one white and one black with the Fitzgerald logo in green. Signs with route numbers are posted on the passenger entry side of the buses. TCAT is prohibited from placing posters on front windows for safety reasons. TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. – TCAT has teamed up with Fitzgerald Brothers, a local charter service that is leasing TCAT two 37-foot buses to help alleviate bus shortages that have been causing service disruptions.last_img read more

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Delays expected as Gardai ramp up Covid checkpoints

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first_imgTraffic jams are to be used by Gardaí from this morning to discourage people making unnecessary journeys.Operation Fanacht came into force at midnight across the country with 132 checkpoints a day on main roads, while there will be thousands more in towns and villages.Gardaí will not have enforcement powers but if compliance becomes a problem, they will be requested.Liam Herrick from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties says the lockdown in spring showed how people react to those measures:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/herrick7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Delays expected as Gardai ramp up Covid checkpoints Google+ Facebook By News Highland – October 7, 2020 Facebook Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Previous articleDáil to hear renewed calls for PUP rate restoration todayNext articleConcern Level 3 restrictions may not be enough News Highland Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Denied grant would have improved sewer system

By on May 24, 2021

first_imgLatest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Denied grant would have improved sewer system By Jaine Treadwell Published 8:05 pm Monday, February 7, 2011 Community Development Block Grants from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs are very competitive. However, it was a change in the rating system that kept Brundidge for receiving a water/sewer grant during the recent round of grant applications.Britt Thomas, Brundidge city manager, said for a community of 2,400, Brundidge has an excellent infrastructure.“But that doesn’t keep us from continually striving to improve,” Thomas said. “The CDBG application that we submitted was a multi-task project for our water and sewer lines in the southwest part of town and to take down dilapidated houses in the southeast part of Brundidge.“If the grant had been approved, we would have done water/sewer line replacement in the Caldwell subdivision to include the housing authority,” Thomas said. “The interior streets in that section have 4-inch water lines. The water service is fine but 6-inch water lines would provide additional fire protection.” Print Articlecenter_img Skip Book Nook to reopen Email the author Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Thomas said the city will continue to apply for CDBG grants because the city is always looking for ways to make improvements and, at the same time, level its dollars.“I would say that Brundidge probably has as good or better infrastructure than most towns our size,” Thomas said. “We have been very fortunate that, in the past, we have been funded year after year through the CDBG system because we had match money. But the criteria has been changed to benefit small towns that, in the past, couldn’t be funded because they couldn’t afford the match money. So, these towns are now getting funded.”Thomas said the citizens of Brundidge will not be denied any services because the CDBG water/sewer grant was not funded. You Might Like Sisters reunite after 20 years The Pouncy sisters, six of them, had not all been together for 20 years. It was time for that to… read more Thomas said the external boundaries in that section of town have 6-inch lines that will supply the necessary water in the event of fire.“The water will be there but that means the fire department will have to pull a lot of fire hoses,” Thomas said.Had the city of Brundidge received the CDBG, the 4-inch water lines would have been replaced with 6-inch lines and several dilapidated houses in the southeast section of town would have been taken down at no cost to property owners.“Now, as far as the water lines, we’ll just have to deal with the present situation,” Thomas said. “And, we’ll work with property owners to bring their houses up to code.”last_img read more

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