Soaring number of travellers at UK’s big airports

first_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Soaring number of travellers at UK’s big airports center_img whatsapp whatsapp THE DEBATE over airport expansion took off again yesterday, with new passenger data showing both Heathrow and Gatwick enjoyed a record-breaking March.Hub airport Heathrow saw 5.95m passengers travelling through it last month, up 3.4 per cent on March 2014, and helped by earlier Easter holidays. Gatwick had 2.96m passengers pass through its doors during March 2015, an increase of 9.2 per cent on the year before. Last month was Gatwick’s twenty-fifth consecutive month of increasing passenger numbers.Both airports saw growth on long haul routes.The figures come as the rival airports continue to campaign hard to receive the nod for expansion from Sir Howard Davies, whose commission on airport expansion will deliver its findings after the General Election. It will determine the possible options for expanding Heathrow or Gatwick.Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: “We can create jobs right across Britain if we make it easy to get there from anywhere in the UK… expanding Heathrow will connect all of Britain to global growth. Now, let’s get on with it.”Gatwick’s chief executive, Stewart Wingate, put his case forward: “Expanding Gatwick would promote competition in the airport sector and keep travel affordable at a time of economic recovery.” Monday 13 April 2015 9:03 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndolast_img read more

News / Record-breaking year for Russia’s Fesco triggers new rail links with China

first_img Russian transport operator Fesco ramped up container throughput in 2018, recording surging financials and record-breaking volumes for the year.Following the 18% upturn in container volumes, it has announced a cooperation agreement with Russian Export Center (REC) and Rail Cargo Logistics, to boost links between Siberia and China.The agreement will focus on containerised shipments from Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk to China, via railway overland border crossings and the port of Vladivostok.Rail Cargo and Fesco will work on setting routes, providing equipment and access, with REC focused on promoting services and attracting shippers.Fesco president Alexander Isurin said the strategy fitted the company’s expansion plans.“Last year, we launched regular trains from Krasnoyarsk to Chengdu and Xi’an through Kazakhstan and Mongolia,” he added. “We expect cooperation with REC and Rail Cargo Logistics will contribute to optimisation of logistics schemes and increase the volume of containerised cargo transport.”The last 12 months proved prosperous for Fesco, handling 10.4m tonnes, the highest in its history, while intermodal volumes grew 23.9% to 301,800 teu.This strong volume growth equated to vastly improved financials, revenue surging 30.3% to RUB57bn ($878m) in turn generating profits of RUB10.6bn, up 36%.The company said: “All divisions contributed to the consolidated ebitda growth, with effective commercial policies and higher cargo traffic being the key drivers.”However, it was the rail division that steamed ahead, in terms of growth rates, with revenue up 44% and profit rising 36%.Its port business followed closely, with income up 39.5% and profitability climbing just under 31%, while logistics revenue jumped 22.4%, providing a 45.1% bounce in profits.Improving connectivity between Russia and China appears to remain a key part of the company’s growth strategy.“After developing expedited Shanghai-Moscow multimodal services in 2017, we expanded to include Busan to Moscow and St Petersburg and from Japan’s ports to Moscow,” it said.Development of services into China appears key for Russia’s economy as a whole, with the new cooperation agreement geared towards this. Director of Rail Cargo Logistics Alexander Baskakov described development of Russian exports as “the most important task” for the Russian economy.“I am sure cooperation with Fesco and REC will enable us to increase the volume of Russian exports and reduce the import-export imbalance,” said Mr Baskakov.“The main product exported from Siberia to China is timber but launching new services will allow us to enlarge the range of non-primary goods.” By Alexander Whiteman 29/03/2019last_img read more

Hillary Clinton proposes new federal fund to combat Zika

first_img Hillary Clinton presses for Zika funding while taking shot at Trump campaign By Associated Press Aug. 24, 2016 Reprints About the Author Reprints Related: LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — As the Zika virus continues to spread, Hillary Clinton is proposing a new fund to improve the federal government’s response to major public health crises.The Democratic presidential nominee says the US is failing to sufficiently invest in public health preparedness, not only for Zika, but health threats from potentially pandemic diseases, climate change and possible bioterrorism.If elected, Clinton would create what she’s calling a “Public Health Rapid Response Fund” to help federal agencies and local hospital systems respond faster and more aggressively — similarly to how the government responds to a natural disaster. The program would allow the executive branch to deploy money and other resources without having to wait for congressional approval.advertisement Ebola. Zika. Could a rapid-response fund help the US address crises faster? Associated Press Tags Hillary Clintonpolicypublic healthZika Virus Earlier this month, Clinton toured the Borinquen Medical Center, a health clinic close to the Wynwood area in Miami where a number non-travel-related Zika cases have been diagnosed.Public health experts worry about the disease spreading: On Tuesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region, the first in the state outside the Miami area.Zika can cause severe brain-related birth defects, including a dangerously small head, if women are infected during pregnancy.Lawmakers left Washington in mid-July for a seven-week recess without approving any of the $1.9 billion that President Barack Obama requested in February to develop a vaccine and control the mosquitoes that carry the virus. Clinton has urged Congress to cut short its summer recess and immediately pass funding for a Zika response. She has blamed congressional Republicans for inaction. PoliticsHillary Clinton proposes new federal fund to combat Zika Clinton’s proposal is similar to legislation introduced by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) that would release funds after the secretary of health and human resources declares a public health emergency. Under their proposal, after a federal audit, agencies involved in the response effort would pay half the money back. The other half would be designated as emergency spending and not repaid. Clinton laid out a plan to combat the virus last March, which included allocating $1.8 billion in emergency funds. A month later, she dispatched two of her aides to Puerto Rico, where hundreds of cases have been detected, to meet with medical professionals.GOP rival Donald Trump appeared to agree with Clinton that lawmakers should fund efforts to combat Zika. He told the Miami Herald earlier this month that he would “let some of the funds that they’re asking for come in” to fight the virus.“It’s a tough thing to stop anyway,” he told the paper. “But they’re spraying all over the place. I see it. And I think it’ll be fine.”— Lisa Lerer Hillary Clinton looks at anti-mosquito products as she takes a tour of Borinquen Health Care Center in Miami to see how it is combatting Zika. Andrew Harnik/AP Related: The campaign did not detail how the government would pay for the fund or its size, beyond saying it would cost several billion dollars over 10 years.advertisementlast_img read more

Laois man awarded Young Volunteer of the Year by the Ladies Association in Croke Park

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic Pinterest Club secretary for Crettyard LGFA Eoin Delaney was awarded with Young Volunteer of the Year by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association recently.Eoin was presented with his award by Marty Morrissey during the annual LGFA Volunteer of the year awards ceremony in Croke Park last Friday February 21.The awards are given to those who have given exceptional service or outstanding contribution to the LGFA. Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest Eoin was vital in the restoration of the club, and continues to play an important role.This is a great achievement for the club, only one year in.Lulu Carroll’s family and former teammates were also in attendance to present the Lulu Carroll award to Maggie Skelton from Tyrone.This award is named after the late Lulu, a 2001 All-Ireland Senior medalist with Laois who sadly passed away in 2007, following a battle with cancer.During her glittering career, former All Star Lulu also won eight Leinster Senior titles with Laois, six county Senior titles with Timahoe, and a provincial crown with her club.Pictured below are the committee Darren Kelly, Rebecca Jones, Eoin, Carrie Murphy and Annmarie Delaney.Missing from the photo is Ann Brennan, Gillien Hyland and Linda Kearney.Well done Eoin!SEE ALSO – Top restaurants in Laois announced at Leinster Region Irish Restaurant Awards TAGSCrettyard LadiesEoin DelaneyLGFA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleLaois to vote against Black Card proposal at GAA CongressNext articleLaois set to back Jim Bolger in GAA Presidential election at Congress Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final By Megan Shiel – 28th February 2020 WhatsApp Laois man awarded Young Volunteer of the Year by the Ladies Association in Croke Park News Home GAA Ladies Football Laois man awarded Young Volunteer of the Year by the Ladies Association… GAALadies FootballNewsSport Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Ministers Visit Family of Slain Spanish Town Baby

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedMinisters Visit Family of Slain Spanish Town Baby RelatedMinisters Visit Family of Slain Spanish Town Baby RelatedMinisters Visit Family of Slain Spanish Town Babycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet is to decide on a package of assistance for the family of the eleven-month-old baby boy, Broderick Ashmade Wright, who was allegedly killed by a policeman’s bullet in March Pen Road, Spanish Town on Thursday.Two senior Government officials, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles and Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, told the family during a visit on Saturday morning (March 8), that the Prime Minister Hon Bruce Golding had instructed that the Government should underwrite the costs of the funeral arrangements.Minister Charles said Cabinet would be discussing the issue on Monday.Both ministers prayed with the family and assured them that the Government would be giving every assistance possible, as they attempt to pick up their lives following the tragedy.Minister Charles assured the child’s mother, 21-year-old Janice Knight, that the Minister of National Security, Hon Derrick Smith had given instructions for a full and thorough investigation into the matter.“This is a period of grief. We have to await the results of the post mortem and the investigation. This is not a political mission and members of both sides of the Parliament share in your sorrow. We are here because the Prime Minister and his wife and family have asked us to say a special word of comfort to you,” he said.Minister Grange said she was distressed and saddened at the events.“Unfortunately you have to be grieving when you should be celebrating, today, International Women’s Day. This is a very sad occasion. We need to have a balance between law and order and disorder. It goes for all of us, law enforcement and citizens.“Even as this family is celebrating the 100th birthday of one of their elders, we see one so young being cut down. While we await the outcome of the investigations, we hope that this incident will not contribute to a further deterioration of an already fractured and injured relationship between the police and the citizens.“I am making a special appeal for restraint because the peace and stability of this area are critical to the development of Spanish Town. If there is tension and violence, we won’t see the improvements we need.Janice Knight said: “I want to thank you and the Prime Minister. I know that whatever you do cannot bring back my baby, but I appreciate your assistance.”Minister Grange thanked the community for rallying around the family. “We hope that this could be replicated around the country and we could show more love and solidarity for each other,” she said. Ministers Visit Family of Slain Spanish Town Baby UncategorizedMarch 10, 2008last_img read more

Ensuring counterterrorism efforts remain fit for purpose

first_imgEnsuring counterterrorism efforts remain fit for purpose Thank you Ambassador Ladeb, for that comprehensive briefing on behalf of the three Committees, and to Ambassador Djani for his stewardship of the 1267 and 1540 Committees. As we all adapt to new working conditions, we greatly appreciate the efforts made to deliver on these critical mandates during this disrupted period.Madam President, despite COVID, terrorists continue to inspire and perpetrate violence. In Syria, Iraq and beyond, Daesh continues to pose a threat, and recovery from their reign of terror remains a struggle for many.The United Kingdom is committed to pursuing all available avenues in seeking justice and accountability for those who have fought alongside Daesh, whatever their nationality, through prosecution in the most appropriate jurisdiction. This is often in the region where the crimes took place. Any justice mechanism must respect human rights and the rule of law, as well as ensure fair trials and due process.To strengthen accountability for terrorist crimes, we continue to work through the 1267 Committee to sanction individuals and groups associated with Daesh and Al-Qaida.We also strongly support the work of UNITAD and in June, with Nadia Murad, we launched the draft Murad Code to ensure investigation into sexual violence crimes is safe, ethical and effective. There must be no impunity for the use of sexual violence and human trafficking to fund and support terrorism.The United Kingdom condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. We are very concerned about the increased violence perpetrated by right wing terrorists. While we may use different terms to describe the phenomenon, we join like-minded partners in recognising the need to prevent and address the threat.Since 2016, we have proscribed several right wing terrorist groups, like National Action, Feuerkrieg Division and Sonnenkrieg Division. We are pleased to partner with the United States, Germany and Norway in hosting events bringing together policymakers, researchers and practitioners to increase understanding of the international dimensions of the threat, and emerging responses.Prevention remains a cornerstone of our approach to counter terrorism. The UK’s Prevent programme seeks to tackle the causes of radicalisation and we have seen a marked increase – from 10 per cent to 24 per cent – in referrals relating to right-wing terrorism.As more people – especially young people – are staying home and spending time on screens, terrorist groups have increased opportunities to radicalise and recruit online. The United Kingdom is working closely with tech companies, including through the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, and with international partners, law enforcement and industry to coordinate our efforts.Madam Chair, this Council has frequently affirmed that all counterterrorism measures must comply with international human rights obligations. Promoting and protecting human rights, integrating a gender dimension and engaging with civil society partners are critical elements of credible, sustainable and effective counterterrorism.The United Kingdom remains deeply concerned about the human rights violations being perpetrated against Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang. Culture and religion are severely restricted, and we have seen credible reports of forced labour and forced birth control. Staggeringly, up to 1.8 million people have been detained without trial. China’s actions are disproportionate, indiscriminate and will be counter-productive from a counterterrorism perspective, as they will exacerbate ethnic tensions.Madam Chair, fifteen years ago, this Council adopted resolution 1540 to address emerging WMD threats. These persist and, indeed, have evolved. We therefore thank the states who have shared information with this Committee, some for the first time. We look forward to working with partners through the forthcoming Comprehensive Review to ensure that the work of the Committee remains both relevant and practical to addressing these threats.The UK wishes to take this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to other key elements of the disarmament and non-proliferation architecture, which are also critical to maintaining international security, such as the work of the IAEA, OPCW and others.With the prospect of a vaccine, our thoughts turn to the process of building back better. This should be reflected in our CT efforts, too. In both the Security Council and in the General Assembly, we will have several opportunities to consider the UN’s counterterrorism efforts and the achievements of states and what more needs to be done. In terrorism, we have an enemy that does not rest. We must ensure that the architecture we helped develop remains fit for purpose and that we hold ourselves to the very standards we set out in our resolutions.Thank you, Madam Chair. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:architecture, birth control, China, Germany, Government, Human Rights, human trafficking, IAEA, investigation, Iraq, Norway, Security Council, Syria, UK, UK Government, United Kingdom, United Stateslast_img read more

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Canadian Coast Guard recruiting Indigenous youth for an Arctic Youth Council

first_imgFisheries and Oceans Canada and Canadian Coast Guard recruiting Indigenous youth for an Arctic Youth Council From: Fisheries and Oceans CanadaThe Canadian Arctic is a vast region with a rich and varied history. In 2018, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard created Arctic Regions in the spirit of reconciliation to acknowledge and address the unique realities of this area while advancing collaboration with Northerners. As part of this goal, we are launching a departmental Arctic Youth Council. This will enable us to better understand local needs and priorities, and deliver essential and innovative services specific to the Arctic Regions.Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Canadian Arctic is a vast region with a rich and varied history. In 2018, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard created Arctic Regions in the spirit of reconciliation to acknowledge and address the unique realities of this area while advancing collaboration with Northerners. As part of this goal, we are launching a departmental Arctic Youth Council. This will enable us to better understand local needs and priorities, and deliver essential and innovative services specific to the Arctic Regions.We envision a workforce that is representative of the populations they serve, which is why Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard want to hear directly from young people and are recruiting passionate Inuit, First Nations, and Métis leaders aged 18-30 to join our team in a leadership position. The Arctic Youth Council will provide young people in the North with the opportunity to learn about our Department and advise us on what initiatives are most important to them, their peers, and their communities. This is an opportunity to positively impact the way Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard operate in the North and serve Northerners.We are looking for members from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut, James Bay, Northern Ontario, and Hudson Bay. Membership in the Arctic Youth Council requires a one-year commitment of 10-20 hours a month. Council members will be compensated for their time. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Arctic, Canada, council, Fisheries, Government, Impact, Indigenous, leadership, workforce, Youthlast_img read more

Lightning strikes home in east Vancouver Saturday afternoon

first_imgName*Email*Website Steve and Erica Pyne were at home at the time of the strike but were not injured VANCOUVER —  Lightning struck the east Vancouver home of Steve and Erica Pyne Saturday afternoon, causing considerable damage to the home.Lightning struck this east Vancouver home, owned by Steve and Erica Pyne. The strike, which took place Saturday afternoon, caused considerable damage. Photo by Andi SchwartzLightning struck this east Vancouver home, owned by Steve and Erica Pyne. The strike, which took place Saturday afternoon, caused considerable damage. Photo by Andi Schwartz“We were just sitting in the house, watching some TV and we heard the thunder and lighting rolling through,’’ said Pyne, who said he and his wife Erica were not injured. “All of a sudden, there was a huge crack and a big flash in our house. It blew out all the electrical in our house, punched a hole in our roof, blew siding off the house, blew drywall out of walls and broke a bunch of stuff, but the wife and I are OK. These things happen as they say.’’At about 3:30 p.m., the National Weather Service reported thunderstorms moving through the Clark County area. The lightning strike at the Pyne residence occurred soon thereafter.Although this Vancouver home received considerable damage when it was struck by lightning Saturday afternoon, the owners, Steve and Erica Pyne, were not injured. Photo by Andi SchwartzAlthough this Vancouver home received considerable damage when it was struck by lightning Saturday afternoon, the owners, Steve and Erica Pyne, were not injured. Photo by Andi SchwartzThe Vancouver Fire Department and other emergency personnel responded. Clark Public Utilities reported as many as 22,603 customers were without power soon after the strike but by Saturday evening power had been restored to all customers.Clark County Today will continue to monitor the situation and will update this report if more information becomes available.This photo shows some of the exterior damage caused by a lightning strike Saturday afternoon at the east Vancouver home of Steve and Erica Pyne.This photo shows some of the exterior damage caused by a lightning strike Saturday afternoon at the east Vancouver home of Steve and Erica Pyne. Photo by Andi SchwartzVancouver Fire Department crews and other personnel responded to the east Vancouver home of Steve and Erica Pyne after the couple’s home was struck by lightning Saturday afternoon. Photo by Andi SchwartzVancouver Fire Department crews and other personnel responded to the east Vancouver home of Steve and Erica Pyne after the couple’s home was struck by lightning Saturday afternoon. Photo by Andi SchwartzThis photo shows damage on the interior of the east Vancouver home of Steve and Erica Pyne. The damage was caused when lightning struck the house Saturday afternoon. Photo courtesy of Steve PyneThis photo shows damage on the interior of the east Vancouver home of Steve and Erica Pyne. The damage was caused when lightning struck the house Saturday afternoon. Photo courtesy of Steve PyneAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : La Center improves to 4-0 with non-league rout of Kalama Next : Photo: Storm clouds over HockinsonAdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabel guestLabel 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 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). Lightning strikes home in east Vancouver Saturday afternoonPosted by Ken Vance, EditorDate: Saturday, September 28, 2019in: Newsshare 0 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

Letter: ‘It was clear the Democratic majority pushing this bill does not want to hear from the people they represent’

first_img guestLabel Letter: ‘It was clear the Democratic majority pushing this bill does not want to hear from the people they represent’Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, January 24, 2020in: Letters To The Editor, Opinionshare 0 Clark County resident Gary Wilson shares his thoughts about recent hearing on House Bill 2184 (Comprehensive Sexual Health Education) Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.comOn Thursday morning, Jan. 15, the Washington State House of Representatives Education Committee held a hearing on HB2184 in Olympia. An estimated 200 people came from hundreds of miles across the state. An overwhelmingly majority (at least 75 percent) were there opposed to this mandated teaching in all public schools of the highly controversial Comprehensive Sex Education.Gary WilsonGary WilsonThe 8 a.m. meeting was over by 9:45 a.m. and allowed for less than 30 minutes of public testimony. Ninety-four people signed up to speak and only 16 were given the opportunity. An equal amount of Pro and Opposed speakers were allowed (8) although the number of people who showed up in opposition far outweighed the number of those in favor, though many of those opposed were unaware of how to sign up on-line for public comment. It was clear the Democratic majority pushing this bill does not want to hear from the people they represent. This was obstruction of public testimony. They have an agenda, and community input is restricted when the majority is not in favor of their controversial bill. It is time for legislators to serve the people and not silence them. Case in point, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) had a state-wide survey where the far majority of respondents (of over 10,000) said they were opposed to all or parts of the Comprehensive Sex Education curriculum. Sadly, the curriculum is almost impossible for parents to view (only two days in the year). I was told by the Evergreen School District a date of Oct. 15, which I could not make, and the next date to view was March 15 (a full five months later). I’m still waiting for that date to roll around, only two more months now. Why is it so hard for parents to view the material taught to our children? It appears that is by design. They do not want concerned parents to know what is in this material because they know the vast majority would reject major portions of it. The pieces I have been able to reconstruct through other groups sharing information bares that out. The CSE/FLASH curriculum, I’m told, includes teaching anal and oral sex without the risks involved.  There is an explicit description of an orgasm with step-by-step details. The list goes on. Why is the parent not the first teacher of this information? And on their time table, not a time table determined by bureaucrats and politicians.  Below are excerpts from workbooks titled “Get real: Comprehensive Sex Education that works,’’ published by Planned Parenthood and adopted just this past week by the state of Massachusetts House of Representatives for public school instruction.  • Grade 6 workbook: “Eric’s parents are out late, and he has some friends over. Eric’s friend Greg tells Eric that if they get drunk, maybe the girl Eric likes will make out with him.’’ (Lesson 6.3) • Grade 7 workbook: “Brittany’s girlfriend wants to have oral sex with her. Brittany really likes her girlfriend, and her friends say that having oral sex will bring them closer together.’’ (Lesson 7.9)   As a parent or grandparent you can decide if this goes beyond what you believe the public school should be teaching our children. They are our children, not the state’s. My daughter’s elementary school (where Monica Stonier spends part of her year when she is not in session) has a saying on the wall ending with “… and are our kids, not yours, not mine, ours.’’ That concerned me before I found out about Comprehensive Sex Ed, now it scares me into action. A week ago last Saturday I attended Monica Stonier’s (Vancouver’s 49th Legislative District Representative) town hall meeting. I assumed we were going to be able to ask questions via an open mic the way Vicki Kraft (17th legislative District Representative) ran her town hall last May as well as Vicki’s town hall held just this past Saturday. Sadly, at Monica Stonier’s town hall all the questions had to be pre-submitted. She then decided which one’s she wanted to answer. By her own admission at the time, she had more questions about Comprehensive Sex Ed than any other topic. At least 30 people in attendance were there for that very reason, however, only two questions were read and they were easier ones at that. Only nine minutes of a 90-minute meeting was spent on the topic with the most concern and no feedback to the canned answers was allowed, democracy in action. I applaud Vicki for her transparency and bravery for answering hard questions on the fly, and even harder follow-up questions. I expose Monica for her obvious lack of transparency and cowardice in hand selecting only the questions she wanted to answer, let alone allow for any follow up questions to her answers. Their difference in style and substance was quantitative as well as the difference in integrity. Gary WilsonVancouverAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark Countyshare 0 Previous : Letter: Battle Ground City Manager Erin Erdman addresses previous information about Fire District 3 annexation levy Next : Jackie St. Louis stepping down as Vancouver’s homeless resource managerAdvertisementThis is placeholder text 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. 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Burger King now offers food delivery to people stuck in traffic

first_img See More Videos Eating in the car can be a real handfulWith numbers like that, it won’t come as a shock if other players start to enter the traffic-food-delivery game, too. Imagine getting a hot coffee delivered to your window while you wait out the morning traffic. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever The program was introduced in Mexico City where gridlock traffic is a part of daily life for many, AdAge reports. Basically, digital billboards use real-time data to let drivers know how long they’ll be stuck in traffic and tempt them into an in-vehicle meal. “You’ll be stuck for 59 minutes. Order to your car now,” one of the digital billboards in Mexico City read. To discourage hungry drivers from texting while behind the wheel, the BK app apparently also functions with voice commands. Once the order is made, a motorcycle courier tracks the customer down with Google Maps tech and, by “traffic filtering,” or lane-splitting, delivers the meal. The program has proved so successful, with Burger King’s daily delivery order seeing a 63-per-cent increase and the BK app a 44-per-cent boost to its download rate, according to a campaign case study, that the fast food brand has decided to expand to the congested streets of Los Angeles, Shanghai and Sao Paulo. RELATED ‹ Previous Next › Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Eating in your car isn’t a new concept. We’ve been dropping French fries down the sides of our seats for generations now. And neither is food delivery a novel concept. Yet somehow it’s taken this long to bring the two together in the way that Burger King has with its “Traffic Jam Whopper,” a new product system that delivers Burger King menu items directly to your car window while you’re stuck on a highway moving at 2 km/h. What you’re about to witness is evolution, folks: PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca center_img Trending Videos advertisement RELATED TAGSNews A service like this wouldn’t be of much use to drivers in Canada, though, where lane-splitting on motorcycles or mopeds is illegal. Which is ironic, as the traffic jam is usually caused by the lineup to the Tim Hortons drive-through. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Ford, Domino’s Pizza partner on autonomous pizza delivery vehicle Trending in Canadalast_img read more