Bring In The Water

first_imgIt was an angry group, and with good reason.Wainscott residents are scared and worried. They are learning what folks in Westhampton and Hampton Bays and numerous other places around the country are also finding out.PFCs, contaminants related to fire retardant materials and fire-fighting foam, and related products, are in our drinking water. The government has been soft-soaping the dangers for decades, duped by 3M and the other companies that manufactured the chemicals and/or used them in their product.East Hampton Town Board members are being accused of dragging their feet since the contaminants were discovered in Wainscott drinking wells six months ago. They sent over plastic bottles of drinking water, but the gesture offers little consolation to those who are living with this stuff, bathing in it, and giving it to their kids and grandchildren.Jeff Bragman, who was elected to the East Hampton Town Board last November and took office in January, revealed that he started urging the town to pay for county water to be piped in back in March and to provide intricate filtration systems until that can be accomplished. These things take time, we get that.But something more sinister may be taking place. As we reported several weeks ago, the town knew about the contamination in January 2017, a year earlier than it let on. And there is anecdotal evidence that the town was told in 2016, during the previous administration, and didn’t even bother to take well samples. The 3M company recently agreed to pay Minnesota $850 million to settle a similar suit; in this case, the town owns the land (the airport) where the pollution is concerned and might well share the liability.All of this is conjecture. What needs to happen, now, is to bring the filtration systems and county water in, even if the town has to reimburse every individual in Wainscott who opts to bring it in. In fact, this is a rich community; the town could opt to put up all the money immediately and fill in the paperwork later.Has your community been tested? Has your municipality begun to understand that a cover-up went on, a massive effort to convince all concerned that this stuff wasn’t dangerous? Find out. Sharelast_img read more

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Woolf at the door

first_imgThe ‘statutorily senile’ Lord Woolf, to quote his own words, entertained a capacity crowd last week with a lecture to the London Solicitors Litigation Association. The former lord chief justice was on fine form, Obiter is pleased to report. Spare no sympathy for criminal lawyers in portakabins, he said, referring to overcrowding at Woolwich Crown Court. ‘We civil litigators will be lucky to get portaloos.’ Woolf, who was the author of the sweeping Woolf reforms of the civil justice system in 1999, said he had never understood why people took on litigation, but was grateful they had enabled him to ‘earn an honest crust’ at the bar. Transparency, of which he had been a strong advocate, could be taken too far, however. He recalled a surgeon who was due to operate on his elderly mother, who recognised Woolf for his clinical negligence work. Exacting revenge, the surgeon treated Woolf’s ageing mum to rather more transparency than she really wanted by giving her a slice-by-slice preview of the operation she was about to undergo. Woolf took questions after the lecture, but warned he would soon ‘rush off’ to the launch of the Supreme Court: ‘I can’t miss a free drink from the lord chancellor.’ Obiter raises a glass in salute.last_img read more

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Vanløse link inaugurated

first_imgPHASE 2b of København’s automated metro was opened on October 12, extending Lines M1 and M2 west from Frederiksberg to Vanløse (RG 1.03 p31). The inauguration comes five months after completion of Phase 2a between Nørreport and Frederiksberg, which was opened by Queen Margrethe on May 29.The latest 2·8 km extension has been built by Fredriksbergbaneselskabet, a separate company jointly owned by the metro and Fredriksberg community. Only 0·7 km is in tunnel, with the remainder of the route following a surface alignment formerly used by S-bane suburban services. Intermediate stations have been provided at Lindevang and Solbjerg, and a third is under construction at Flintholm, which will provide interchange with services on the S-bane ring line when it opens on January 24.On October 15 Metro promoter Ørestadsselskabet announced that it had signed a DKr511m contract with a consortium of Hoffmann A/S and the Arkil-Novejfa I/S joint venture for construction and fitting out of metro Phase 3. The 4·1 km extension of Line M2 from Lergravsparken to København airport will add a further five stations. Construction was expected to get underway on November 1, with civil works to be complete by the end of 2005; the line is due to open in 2007.last_img read more

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Nairobi Metropolitan Services will shut over 80 illegal city dumpsites

first_imgNMS Director-General Mohamed Badi. /Social Media Related Uganda arrests, charges 80 with illegal entry Nairobi’s main dumpsite in Dandora is over three times full, holding more than 1.8 million tonnes of solid waste against its 500,000 tonnes capacity. More than 80 illegal dumpsites in the city will be closed down as Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) goes after garbage cartels in the capital. Pressure on Nairobi National park as the city expandscenter_img NMS Director-General Mohamed Badi said that since coming into office in March, his administration had identified 110 such illegal dumping areas and cleared 82 of solid waste with enforcement for closure ongoing.NMS Director-General Mohamed Badi. /Social Media The NMS boss said they were in the process of designating 35 official solid waste collection points. The National Youth Service was contracted by NMS to help in garbage collection across the 85 wards in the county. The move follows a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta to NMS to crack down on all illegal dumpsites in the capital as well as gazette legal solid waste dumpsites for both public and private solid waste collectors. Nairobi ranked most expensive city for private schools in Africalast_img read more

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Argos Fall to Goldey-Beacom, 80-74

first_imgArgos Fall to Goldey-Beacom, 80-74 PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida women’s basketball team dropped their second straight game, 80-74, Saturday afternoon to Goldey-Beacom College in the final match-up of the 2010 UWF Thanksgiving Classic. Goldey-Beacom’s Irene Hudson came off the bench to lead all scorers with 23 points.The game was a back-and-forth affair that featured 17 lead changes and 14 ties. UWF (3-2) led by as many as six points in the game but could not withstand a 13-4 GBC run late in the contest.Five GBC players scored in double-figures, led by Hudson’s 23-point showcase performance. Jacinda Jones scored 19 points for the Lightning (1-4), while Janae Weldon and Ashley Rosario added 14 and Devonne Richardson scored ten.Octavia Bearden collected her second double-double in as many nights for the Argonauts, with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Jessica Young paced the home side with 14 points, while Desiree Dotey chipped in 13. Jade Howard finished the game with seven points and eight rebounds.A day after falling behind 18-2 in a 63-49 loss to Henderson State, West Florida started the battle on the right foot and snatched an early lead. Dotey scored five points in the game’s first two minutes, giving the hosts a quick 9-3 lead. Later, Emily Erland canned a three-pointer at the 15:15 mark to make the UWF lead 14-8.But the Lightning responded with an 8-2 run later in the half. Hudson drained a pair of free throws with 10:14 left to tied the game, 18-18. Minutes later, after Howard had to sit with her second personal foul, Hudson gave GBC a 23-21 lead on a running lay-up. The Lightning carried a 33-32 lead into the halftime break.Bearden scored a basket on UWF’s first possession of the 2nd half to swing the lead back to the Argos, and a three-point play from Young made the score 51-47 in favor of the home team with 14:24 to play. But the Lightning came back with five unanswered points, including a three-ball from Jones to make the score 52-51 with 12:34 left.After swapping the lead three more times, UWF and Goldey-Beacom were tied for the final time at the 6:02 mark, when two free throws from Rosario made the score 62-62. That kicked off the 13-4 Lightning run, which culminated with a pair of Richardson free throws to make the score 75-66 with less than a minute to play. From there, the road team salted the game away at the free throw line and posted an 80-74 win.West Florida shot 36.4% from the floor, while Goldey-Beacom shot at a 41.8% clip. The difference in the game was the turnover battle. UWF committed 22 giveaway’s to GBC’s 15, and the Lightning converted Argo miscues into 20 points, while the Argos could manage just 14 points off of turnovers.Arielle Alford added a solid effort to the GBC attack despite going scoreless. She grabbed nine rebounds and blocked eight shots in the game. UWF won the battle of the glass, 47 rebounds to 43.West Florida will try to stop their two-game skid on Wednesday, when they face Georgia Southwestern in Americus, Ga. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 pm local time.2010 UWF THANKSGIVING CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMG – Nyesha Adams, Henderson StateG – Jacinda Jones, Goldey-BeacomG – Janae Weldon, Goldey-BeacomF – Octavia Bearden, West FloridaF – Hannah DeGraffinreed, USC AikenF – Gianna Woods, Henderson State (MVP)Print Friendly Version Jessica Young led UWF with 14 points (Photo by John Blackie) center_img Sharelast_img read more

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UWF swimming and diving opens season at home on Thursday

first_img Emmele Photography UWF swimming and diving opens season at home on Thursday Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida women’s swimming and diving team will open the 2014-15 season on Thursday at the UWF Aquatic Center in a double dual meet against Division I opponents North Florida and Vanderbilt. The meet will start at 4 p.m., and fans not able to attend in person will be able to follow the action with live video and live results at www.GoArgos.com.Live video Live results Impressive First Year for UWFUWF finished 23rd at the NCAA Championships in its first year as a program in 2013-14, which was also third highest for all Florida Division II teams behind only Tampa and Florida Southern. UWF’s Anna-Marie Macht highlighted nationals for UWF by placing first in the consolation final for the 200 IM. UWF also finished second at the NSISC championships, as Peggy de Villiers was the meet’s high point swimmer and Josie McKee was the high point diver.UWF Picked to Finish 2nd in NSISCWest Florida was picked second in the NSISC preseason coaches’ poll, and five Argonauts were selected to the preseason All-NSISC team. Swimmers Peggy de Villiers, Anna-Marie Macht and Emily Mitchell were picked to the team, along with divers Josie McKee and Meghan Zets. The NSISC will have a new look this year with the addition of Minnesota State, MSU Morehead, Northern State and St. Cloud State.Argos Again Open Season Versus Division I FoesFor the second straight year UWF will open the season hosting Division I teams at the UWF Aquatic Center. Last year the Argos started the year facing Florida State and Tulane, and this year North Florida and Vanderbilt come to Pensacola to open the season. Vanderbilt is coming off a 2013-14 season that saw the Commodores break 15 school records in the SEC Championships. UNF placed eighth at the 2014 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championships. The Argos faced both UNF and Vanderbilt last season on the road, falling to UNF 128-171 and to Vanderbilt 57-203.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Jumlah Penumpang Turun, JR East Kirim Produk Hasil Laut dari Miyagi ke Tokyo dengan…

first_imgKarena menggunakan kereta shinkansen, produk seafood ini tiba di Stasiun Tokyo sekitar dua jam setelah keberangkatan atau sekitar pukul 12.48 waktu setempat. Kemudian seafood segar ini disajikan sebagai makanan sashimi yang dilengkapi cuka di restoran seafood di tempat itu setelah jam dua siang. Menurut para nelayan yang ikut serta dalam inisatif tersebut, dalam hal transportasi kereta shinkansen menjadi yang tecepat karena bila menggunakan truk makanan seringkali seafood ini sampai ke Tokyo esok harinya.“Karena shinkansen kuat dalam kecepatan dan ketepatan waktu, kami ingin berkontribusi kepada masyarakat dengan membawa produk lokal,” kata Tsuyoshi Hamada dari proyek manajemen rantai pasokan JR East.Penumpang Tohoku Shinkansen telah turun secara signifikan di mana jumlah penumpang di bulan Mei ketika keadaan darurat di umumkan turun menjadi sepuluh persen dari periode yang sama di tahun lalu. Namun, keadaan penumpang berangsur pulih, tetapi di minggu sebelumnya penurunan hingga 30 persen dari periode yang sama tahun lalu.Bahkan situasi ini diperkirakan akan berlanjut untuk waktu yang lama. Inilah yang kemudian menjadi alasan JR East dengan mempertimbangkan langkah-langkah untuk mengkompensasi penurunan pendapatan dari bisnis kereta api, dan sebagai salah satunya, telah memulai eksperimen untuk mengangkut produk-produk khas lokal ke Tokyo dengan Shinkansen. JR akan terus memverifikasi waktu yang dibutuhkan untuk transportasi dari area produksi dan bertujuan untuk menerapkannya secara praktis sambil juga mengamati reaksi penumpang di kereta.“Karena kesegaran adalah kunci produk kelautan, saya pikir ini adalah hal yang membuat zaman yang akan merevolusi logistik,” kata Hiromitsu Ito, presiden industri perikanan Kaiyu.Baca juga: Tahan Gempa, Ini Kereta Berkecepatan Tinggi yang Baru di JepangUntuk diketahui, ini bukan kasus pertama bahan makanan yang diangkut oleh jaringan rel kecepatan tinggi, karena ikan segar, buah, dan sayuran telah dipindahkan dengan kereta Joetsu shinkansen antara Niigata dan Tokyo sejak 17 Januari. Kereta berangkat dari Niigata pukul 10.17 setiap hari Jumat, dengan membawa ikan mencapai toko Hoodison di stasiun Shinjuku sekitar pukul 14.30. Layanan ini tidak menggunakan akomodasi penumpang, tidak seperti program uji coba terbaru JR East di mana gerbong Nomor 1 ditutup untuk penumpang sehingga joknya dapat digunakan untuk mengangkut kontainer ikan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedShinkansen Pacu Kecepatan Antara Tokyo ke Sapporo, Namun ‘Terhalang’ Terowongan Seikan07/01/2020In “Darat”Terkendala Sistem Pengereman, Ratusan Ribu Penumpang Shinkansen Padati Stasiun02/01/2019In “Darat”Antisipasi Bencana Alam, Tiga Operator Shinkansen Gunakan Sistem Keselamatan Baru!03/12/2017In “Darat” Seafood produk lokal dari Prefektur Miyagi dikirim dengan kereta shinkansen ke Tokyo (istimewa) Jumlah penumpang kereta peluru shinkansen selama pandemi virus corona baru atau Covid-19 ini telah turun secara signifikan. Salah satunya adalah penumpang di Tohoku Shinkansen yang turun drastis jumlahnya. Hal ini kemudian membuat East Japan Railway (JR East) memulai eksperimen di mana kereta shinkansen sebagai kendaraan pengangkut makanan laut segar dari prefektur Miyagi ke Tokyo.Baca juga: Kereta Shinkansen Jepang Hadirkan Tiket Kereta ElektronikPada hari Rabu (26/8//2020), JR East mengangkut produk laut khas lokal Miyagi ini menggunakan kursi kosong kereta shinkansen. Produk laut khas tersebut yakni cumi dan tiram yang berangkat dengan kereta Tohoku shinkansen dari Stasiun Sendai pukul 10.41 waktu setempat. KabarPenumpang.com melansir laman nhk.or.jp (26/8//2020), pada gerbong pertama yang digunakan untuk transportasi, dua baris kursi yang saling berhadapan diletakkan box khusus tempat seafood disimpan.last_img read more

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Swimmer Sakai cuts record further

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Shiho Sakai rewrote her short-course world record in winning the women’s 100-meter backstroke at a World Cup meet in Berlin on Sunday.Sakai touched the wall in 55.23 seconds, shaving 0.92 off her previous mark and added to her 200 backstroke short-course world record she set a day earlier here.center_img In other action, Rie Kaneto, Junya Koga and Nanaka Tamura set new national records.Kaneto timed 2 minutes, 16.73 seconds to finish second in the women’s 200 breaststroke, while Koga came in third in the men’s 50 backstroke (22.88). Tamura placed sixth in the women’s 50 breaststroke (30.47). last_img read more

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DF&G Reminds Dipnetters & Setnetters To Report 2018 UCI Personal Use Salmon Harvest

first_imgThese fisheries include the Kasilof River gillnet, Kasilof and Kenai rivers dipnet, and Fish Creek dipnet, which opened this year by emergency order. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) sent out a reminder for all 2018 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use permit holders that August 15, is the deadline to report your harvest for the Kasilof and Kenai rivers, and Fish Creek fisheries. Participants in the fisheries are required by law to report their harvests even if they did not fish, or even if they fished but caught nothing. DF&G: “Compliance with the permit requirements is important for future management of the Upper Cook Inlet personal use fisheries.” If no one in the household went personal use fishing, answer “NO” for the question “Did you fish for personal use in 2018?” and return the permit to ADF&G.center_img Participants may also mail their permits to the address printed on the back, or hand-deliver their permits to local ADF&G offices during regular business hours. Participants can report their harvest online on the ADF&G webpage, regardless if they obtained an electronic or paper permit. In addition, participants may also access the harvest reporting webpage from a smart phone or tablet device by scanning the QR code on the electronic permit.last_img read more

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Star studded Milo Western Relays on today

first_imgA galaxy of stars has been entered to compete at the 41st Milo Western Relays at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, today at 10:00 am. Meet director Ray Harvey says that many of Jamaica’s top athletes are down to compete at the meet, with some using it to open their season. The event was moved to GC Foster College because the track at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall, St James is considered unfit for competition. Harvey said that the starting list shows Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Shericka Jackson, Janieve Russell, Sashalee Forbes, Natasha Morrison, Julian Forte, Jevaughn Minzie, Andrew Fisher, Oshane Bailey, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Christine Day, Anastasia Le-Roy, Sonikqua Walker and many others. Harvey was very pleased with the line-up of senior athletes who were registered to compete at the meet. He also said that many top high schools will also be gracing the track as well. These include Kingston College, Jamaica College, St Jago High School, Edwin Allen High School, Petersfield High School, St Elizabeth Technical High School, Green Island High School, Holmwood Technical High School, and Herbert Morrison Technical High School. The meet will also see many preparatory and primary schools from western Jamaica on show in their various relays. About 2,000 athletes from primary, prep and secondary schools; clubs and institutions including the MVP Track Club, GC Foster College, Sprintec Track Club, University of Technology, University of The West Indies and Montego Bay Comets will descend on GC Foster College. The first event on the track will be 1500m for women followed by the 3000m for men. The hurdles for all classes will take over then the 800m, 100m and the 400m for men and women open. At 1 p.m., it will be all about the relays until 6 p.m. The two field events (Long Jump and High Jump) on the schedule will take place between 12:30 p.m and 3:30 p.m. The top four finishers of the 4x800m, 4x400m and the 4x100m Class One for high school girls and boys will attract prize monies to the tune of $390,000. The short opening ceremony at 3:00 p.m. will see the recognition of the two Gleaner Youth Link Awardees as well as the meet patron. The awardees are Antonio Watson and Shaquena Foote of Petersfield ,while their coach Machel Woolery is the meet patron. Schedule of Events – MILO Western Relays 2019 TIME EVENT # TRACK EVENTS 10:00AM 35 1500m Women Open 10:08AM 36 3000m Men Open 10:25AM 9 400m Hurdles Women Open 10:33AM 10 400m Hurdles Men Open 10:53AM 1 110m Hurdles High School Boys Class 1 11:03AM 2 110m Hurdles High School Boys Class 2 11:13AM 3 100m Hurdles High School Boys Class 3 11:23AM 4 100m Hurdles Women Open 11:28AM 5 100m Hurdles High School Girls Class 1 11:33AM 6 100m Hurdles High School Girls Class 2 11:38AM 7 80m Hurdles High School Girls Class 3 11:43AM 8 70m Hurdles High School Girls Class 4 11:53AM 11 800m Men Open 12:08PM 12 800m Women Open 12:18PM 13 100m Men Open 12:43PM 14 100m Women Open 12:53PM 15 400m Men Open 1:03PM 16 400m Women Open 1:10PM 17 4 x 100m Prep School Boys 1:15PM 18 4 x 100m Prep School MD Race Boys 1:19PM 19 4 x 100m Prep School Girls 1:24PM 20 4 x 100m Prep School MD Race Girls 1:28PM 21 4 x 100m Primary School Boys 1:33PM 22 4 x 100m Primary School MD Race Boys 1:37PM 23 4 x 100m Primary School Girls 1:42PM 24 4 x 100m Primary School MD Race Girls 1:46PM 25 4 x 100m High School Girls Class 4 1:56PM 26 4 x 100m High School Girls Class 3 2:06PM 27 4 x 100m High School Girls Class 2 2:14PM 28 4 x 100m High School Girls Class 1 2:21PM 29 4 x 100m High School Boys Class 4 2:29PM 30 4 x 100m High School Boys Class 3 2:39PM 31 4 x 100m High School Boys Class 2 2:49PM 32 4 x 100m High School Boys Class 1 2:59PM 33 4 x 100m Clubs/Institution Men 3:04PM 34 4 x 100m Clubs/Institution Women 3:10PM NATIONAL ANTHEM PRESENTATION / PATRON / JUNIOR ATHLETES 3:40PM 37 4 x 800m High School Boys 3:50PM 38 4 x 800m Clubs/Institution Men 4:00PM 39 4 x 800m Women Open 4:08PM 40 4 x 200m High School Boys Class 1 4:19PM 41 4 x 200m High School Boys Class 2 4:34PM 42 4 x 200m High School Girls Open 4:42PM 43 4 x 200m Clubs/Institution Men 4:48PM 44 4 x 200m Clubs/Institution Women 4:54PM 45 Sprint Medley Men Open 5:06PM 46 Sprint Medley Women Open 5:14PM 47 4 x 400m High School Girls 5:24PM 48 4 x 400m High School Boys 5:42PM 49 4 x 400m Clubs/Institution – Women 5:52PM 50 4 x 400m Clubs/Institution – Men F I E L D E V E N T S 12:30PM 51 Long Jump Women Open 3:30PM 52 Long Jump Men Open 12:30PM 53 High Jump Men Open 3:30PM 54 High Jump Women Openlast_img read more

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