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Politico: Science ‘trampled’ as Interior hurries toward ANWR lease sale

first_imgEnergy & Mining | Environment | Federal Government | North Slope | WildlifePolitico: Science ‘trampled’ as Interior hurries toward ANWR lease saleJuly 31, 2019 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:The magazine Politico has obtained leaked documents suggesting the Department of the Interior has altered the work of at least two agency scientists as it presses to finish the environmental reviews on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Alaska Public Media’s Liz Ruskin spoke to the reporter who wrote the story for Politico, Adam Federman.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/07/31Politico.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Can you summarize for us what your findings were?I think it’s worth pointing out that the process has been rushed from the beginning. I mean, the department has made it clear that they want to have a lease sale before the end of this year… So the process has been expedited. And in the course of rushing this forward, the department has actually modified and altered some of the findings of its own scientists conducting the evaluation of impacts.Can you provide an example?Probably the most revealing example is a change made to a wildlife biologist’s assessment of potential impacts on polar bears… She had basically concluded that seismic surveys would have impacts on polar bears, or could potentially have impacts on bears. And after the assessment made its way up the chain – according to emails we obtained, it underwent solicitor and state office review – her conclusions were changed to say the opposite, that impacts on bears would be “less than significant.” And, you know, she was not happy about that. And she voiced her concerns, and in very clear language, said that she did not agree with that conclusion.As you know, there are likely to be lawsuits over all of this. Environmentalists are likely to sue. Is it weird to be reporting something that is so relevant to what someone is going to sue over?Well, I felt that that was part of the reason why this story needed to come to light now. I mean, this was a critical decision for the state of Alaska, for the country. And the documents, I think, are an important part of that story. And before any sort of final decision is made, you know, the public has a right to sort of see how the department was handling the review process behind the scenes.The polar bear assessment Federman spoke of was to evaluate the impact of a seismic survey in the refuge. The survey was postponed and the final environmental report hasn’t been published.The Department of the Interior sent statements from agency officials saying the department did not suppress science and they’ve seen no attempts to do so.Adam Federman’s story in Politico was produced with help from Type Investigations, a non-profit that supports investigative journalism.Share this story:last_img read more

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City Moves for 20 August 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

first_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Wednesday 19 August 2015 8:38 pm City Moves for 20 August 2015 | Who’s switching jobs PwCThe professional services firm has announced several appointments to its corporate finance deals team. Jon Shelley (pictured) becomes an equity partner. He joined as a graduate in 2002 and works out of its Aberdeen Centre of Excellence for Oil and Gas. Gareth Marshall and Charlotte Tracy, both from PwC’s Northern practice, become directors.  Finally, Charles Johnson-Ferguson becomes an equity partner, and Michael Meredith and Andrew Osborn become directors, in its corporate finance infrastructure and government team.Hermes Investment ManagementEmma Hunt has been appointed director, strategic client management and business development for Hermes EOS, the investment management firm’s engagement service. She joins from Towers Watson, where she was global co-head of sustainable and responsible investment. Hunt has also held roles at Mercer.New Capital The subsidiary of EFG Asset Management has appointed John Leahy as UK equity fund manager. He joins from Hermes Investment Management, where he ran UK smaller company strategies for 14 years, including the Hermes UK Small and Mid Cap UCITS fund. Leahy has also held roles at G Ullman Fund Management.TA AssociatesThe private equity firm has announced the appointment of Max Cancre as vice president in London. He focuses on investments in technology and financial services companies across Europe, and joins from Barclays Capital, where he was an analyst in its investment banking division, structured finance group. Cancre previously served as an associate in TA Associates’ London office.EDM GroupLouise Rawlinson has been appointed UK head of project delivery at the information management firm. She has most recently completed projects with Deutsche Bank and Tata Technology, where she acted as consultant to Jaguar Cars.Delta CapitaThe financial services business and technology solutions consultancy has appointed Kevin Covington to its board as a non-executive director. He has nearly 30 years’ industry experience, including four years at the helm of ITRS.To appear in City Moves please email your career updates and pictures to [email protected] up to receive the new City Moves morning update if you haven’t already. whatsapp Express KCS Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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first_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Facebook Twitter By Yang Jung A – 2006.03.30 9:38am News News News SHAREcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AvatarYang Jung A [imText1]It was analyzed that the recent warning order of the Chinese Central Bank against counterfeit money was an action to be taken to put North Korea under pressure.The American Wallstreet Journal reported “24th, the People’s Bank of China, the Chinese Central Bank, sent official notices to every local branch bank and commercial bank, which are saying ‘watch closely all actions to distribute counterfeit money’.In these notices the People’s Bank of China revealed “super-notes(checks) were introduced into China via other foreign countries”. The newspaper added that this is an action that China took by accepting the claim of the U.S. The claim was that China is a pathway for counterfeit money to be distributed.The reason why the central Bank urged every local bank to watch out distributed counterfeit money was that China found evidences showing the distribution of the super-notes in China, as well. According to an official concerned, last January a super-note was found in an American in Hong Kong, and a super-note was also disclosed in Hong Kong, which has gone around Philippine and Taiwan for 2 years. During the interview with RFA(Radio of Freedom Asia) on the 27th , Donald Gross, the former Adviser of International Security and Nonproliferation Assistant Security of the U.S. Department of State during the Clinton administration revealed “I can analyze this action of China as trying to make North Korea be under pressure”. Gross analyzed “Until now, there has been a controversy about whether or not North Korea distributed counterfeit money. However, this action of China reinforced the claim of the U.S”. Raphael Perl who is a researcher of the American Congress Research Center stated during the interview with RFA “Yet, we cannot be sure about what scale the North Korean counterfeit money was into China”. Researcher Perl pointed out “the U.S and China have never discussed this issue before, but if the Chinese banks help North Korea commit such an illegal action, the U.S would be worried”. “Chinese Central Bank Issued a Warning Order against Counterfeit Money…For Pressure on North Korea There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Several representatives from the private and public sectors turned out on July 5, for the first in a five-part series of meetings hosted by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), to stimulate dialogue among members of the business community in relation to the redevelopment plans for the capital city. The sessions, dubbed the ‘Downtown Kingston Exchange’, are being held at the UDC headquarters, downtown Kingston, in an effort to facilitate networking and encourage partnerships and the exchange of ideas between members of the public and private sectors. Acting General Manager, UDC, Desmond Young, said the meetings are geared toward advancing the development of downtown Kingston as well as putting forward business solutions. “In these sessions, the UDC will not only be talking but we will be listening to your suggestions. We also hope that you will share your thoughts on the tax incentive programme (TIP) and other development planning concepts specific to the downtown Kingston area,” he said. Some $200 million has been provided through the PetroCaribe Fund for the restoration and redevelopment of the area, which will also see the implementation of a number of social intervention programmes. Mr. Young noted that the Board of Directors of the UDC has charged the management of the corporation with delivering on this mandate and to do so with deliberate calculations and within a framework of consultation. “This approach holds the best chance of a viable and sustainable outcome. Downtown Kingston holds special significance for the UDC and indeed for all Jamaica,” he said. Meanwhile, Deputy General Manager, Economic Development and Corporate Relations,UDC, Lenworth Tracey, informed that all is in place for the corporation to meet its December 2012 target date set by the UDC Board for the completion of the development plans for the project. Aspects of the plan include creating and providing a catalyst for re-energising the business, commercial, and marketing centres; rebuilding the townscape; establishing development guidelines; re-creating the waterfront; creating a balanced residential development; and infrastructure improvement. The initial plans also included the development of a multimodal transportation hub; a festival marketplace and waterfront promenade; the Kingston business centre; a 200-room five-star hotel and conference centre; new Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade headquarters; West Kingston market district; railway museum and trade centre; city centre park; Ward Theatre cultural square; a new parliament building; and Justice Square. Mr. Tracey said that although the plans are nearing completion, it is important to stimulate and sustain dialogue with members of the community to ensure honest and well-needed feedback.  “We cannot do justice to a development plan for any section of Jamaica… without dialogue, and the feedback from this group will inform how we move forward,” he said. Participants included representatives from Guardsman Groups Limited, Digicel, Swiss Stores Limited, CIBC First Caribbean International Bank and the National Gallery of Jamaica. By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter UDC Engages Private and Public Sectors on Redevelopment Plans for Downtown Kingston InformationJuly 6, 2012 RelatedUDC Engages Private and Public Sectors on Redevelopment Plans for Downtown Kingstoncenter_img RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedUDC Engages Private and Public Sectors on Redevelopment Plans for Downtown Kingstonlast_img read more

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Verizon pushes web model for 5G

first_imgHome Verizon pushes web model for 5G Related Tags Amazon reels in MGM 5GcloudVerizon AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 28 APR 2020 Previous ArticleVeon taps Orange Money exec to lead JazzCashNext ArticleAlphabet predicts headwinds as it reveals higher profit Diana Goovaerts Verizon shuffles executives Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Author Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Verizon called on software suppliers and application developers to unite around web-scale principles for 5G, arguing access to uniform technology is necessary to speed delivery of next-generation capabilities.Speaking during the Red Hat Summit 2020, Verizon VP of technology and supplier strategy Srini Kalapala said 5G will be the first “truly cloud-native network”, with everything from the RAN to the core built on a set of cloud-based applications. He explained this will give the operator greater flexibility to scale and deliver services faster.Kalapala said Verizon began migrating to virtualised network functions in 2015, a move he noted had already made it more agile. As an example, he pointed to the operator’s ability to respond to changing traffic patterns during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic by increasing capacity on different cell sites in hours rather than weeks or months.He added 5G will take things to the next level, requiring Verizon to deploy “a very consistent infrastructure across our footprint”, and urged software suppliers to take a uniform technology approach to help eliminate friction in its network environment.“For us architecturally, we would ask the entire community to lean towards web-scale for 5G,” he said, adding adoption of a “common operations model” will help Verizon deliver “foundational capabilities faster”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backlast_img read more

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Noren (63) wins fourth Euro title of the year

first_imgSUN CITY, South Africa – Alex Noren won the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa with the round of his life on Sunday, a sublime 63 that took him from six shots off the lead overnight to a 6-shot victory and his fourth title of a remarkable season on the European Tour. Noren was 9 under through the first 11 holes at Sun City on the way to matching the best final round by a winner on this year’s tour. ”I found something … This was the round of my life,” the Swede said. The triumph will move Noren up to third on the tour’s Race to Dubai, giving him a chance to be crowned Europe’s No. 1 golfer at the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai next weekend. Noren is also set to move into the top 10 in the world rankings when they are updated, some rise for a player whose aim at the beginning of the season was to crack the top 50. The winner’s check of $1.16 million at Sun City took the 34-year-old Noren’s 2016 earnings above $3.3 million. Two years ago, Noren earned less than $6,000 for the season. While Noren streaked ahead to finish 14 under overall, Jeunghun Wang, who was three shots clear overnight, ended second on 8 under after four bogeys in his last six holes saw him slip to a 3-over 75 on the last day. Race to Dubai leader and British Open champion Henrik Stenson was eighth on 6 under, and maintains his advantage on the season standings ahead of the World Tour Championship. U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett finished in a tie for 11th at Sun City and retains second place in the Race to Dubai. Noren’s victory drops Rory McIlroy down to fourth after the Northern Irishman skipped the first two events of the tour’s final series, last weekend’s Turkish Airlines Open and the Nedbank Challenge. McIlroy is expected to return to action in Dubai, when the race has opened up and Noren has a chance at an incredible finish to an already incredible season. He’s the first four-time winner on the 2016 European Tour, the first Swede to ever win four times in a season on the tour, and the first player to win four events in a season since McIlroy in 2014. On Sunday at Sun City, and after he was left frustrated with a third-round 75, Noren opened with three straight birdies and birdied six of his first nine holes. He made eagle on No. 10, and two more birdies coming home, leaving him the luxury of two pars to finish and seal the title on his Nedbank debut. He also heads to Dubai with high praise from Nedbank Challenge tournament host and South Africa’s nine-time major champion Gary Player. ”I got some good words from Gary Player,” Noren said. ”He thought my chipping looked good and that is always nice to hear.”last_img read more

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2019 Tidy Towns Competition now open for entries

first_img WhatsApp 2019 Tidy Towns Competition now open for entries Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Pinterest Facebook Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Pinterest Google+center_img Previous articleCrunch USL game as Cockhill battle RoversNext articleDeclan Bonner says Donegal will give their best in League Final News Highland Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – March 28, 2019 The 2019 Tidy Towns Competition is now open for entries. Last year, a record 883 communities entered the competition.Three new awards have been added this year including Community Climate Action, Air Quality, and the Pollinator Award.Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring praised all of the volunteers involved in the competition:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12ring-tidtytrytrytrytryrtytowns-clip-ld.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Re-opening will be “cautious and conservative” – Holohan

first_img Facebook Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – May 6, 2020 Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford The chief medical officer says the country will only be re-opened in a cautious and conservative manner, to try prevent further Covid-19 restrictions later this year.1,339 people with the virus have died, after a further 23 fatalities were confirmed last evening, while the number of cases has risen to just under 22,000. Donegal has had a total of 466 confirmed cases.Ireland’s gradual easing of measures, between now and August, is much slower than in other countries.But Dr Tony Holohan is defending the approach………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/07tonyh.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Google+ Previous articlePSNI say email scammers are using the pandemic to lure victimsNext articleSome positive signs as testing is increased News Highland Re-opening will be “cautious and conservative” – Holohan Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Dominant McQuaid victorious on Senior Night

first_img Connect on Linked in Add to Google+ Print This Post Follow on Facebook One Response to “Dominant McQuaid victorious on Senior Night” Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. By Chuckie Maggio on October 11, 20191 Comment Dominant McQuaid victorious on Senior Night added by Chuckie Maggio on October 11, 2019View all posts by Chuckie Maggio →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Subscribe by Email Dominant McQuaid victorious on Senior Night McQuaid improved to 6-0 with a win over Webster Schroeder.By CHUCKIE MAGGIOHis team had already scored 35 points, built a 28-point lead and all but secured its sixth win of a currently unblemished season. His ground game was getting the job done without the help of injured running back Andrew Passero, while his defense was stingy, save one drive before halftime.McQuaid head coach Bobby Bates, however, was still as fired up for a stellar punt coverage around the 15-yard line at the start of the fourth quarter as he was for any of the five touchdowns that preceded it.“That’s a great job, black! Great job, black!” Bates yelled. “Way to be coachable, guys!”The punt team was a point of emphasis in McQuaid’s afternoon walkthrough. The proper execution of the special teams play, and the extra yards the punt garnered, earned Bates’s appreciation.“It was a simple play,” Bates recalled. “We punted the ball down to them and they didn’t catch it so we let the ball roll. And we talked about today, if you’re in a game where you’re ahead and you want to get some more time off the clock, to let it roll out…“Even if it’s just four or five seconds that tick off the clock, more time gets taken off. It was nothing more than guys listening to what we talked about in our walkthrough.”The attention to detail Bates expects from his team paid off, as the Knights were able to answer a long Webster Schroeder touchdown on the ensuing drive with more scores of their own to defeat the Warriors 49-14. The Knights improved to 6-0, making it a happy Senior Night.McQuaid continued to commit to the run game in Passero’s absence. Jack Miller had 18 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns, while Jack Beauchamp recorded seven rushes for 94 yards, also scoring twice.The Knights ran the ball a total of 27 times for 221 yards compared to 12 pass completions for 154 yards. Quarterback Joe Cairns was also sharp, to the benefit of Casey Howlett and Jordan Brongo, who each caught four passes and had a touchdown reception. But it’s no secret that the Knights like giving the ball to their halfbacks.“Everybody did a great job,” Bates said. “We’ve got a bunch of running backs there that do a great job. We’ll monitor Andrew, see how he does this week and see where we go from there.”McQuaid’s offense was formidable, but its defensive and special teams units powered the 35-point margin. Howlett, Xander Rita and Jeff Gerstner each intercepted Webster QB Braden Pumpitus; Gerstner returned his pick for a touchdown late in the fourth.Aldrin Wilson tallied seven tackles to lead the Knights, while Brongo was credited with 1.5 sacks. On special teams, an errant snap that went over the Schroeder punter’s head led to Miller’s first touchdown.“Outstanding effort by our defense,” Bates commented. “I thought our defensive line played an incredible game. They did a good job against a very solid and well-coached offensive line. I just was really proud of the way they did that.“And I think it goes back to what we did this week in practice, what we did Monday through Thursday… we had a very solid week, a very business-like approach to practice. I thought the guys executed that perfectly.” Share on Facebook This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

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first_img© Taina Sohlman “DB Schenker has identified significant problems relating to new customs formalities that apply to shipments between the EU and the UK as a result of Brexit,” a statement said.“Only around 10% of the customs documents submitted for consignments that DB Schenker has been commissioned to ship have been complete and free of errors. Most of the documents are incomplete and/or contain errors.“DB Schenker employees who have been especially trained for Brexit are available around the clock to assist customers in completing the required customs documents correctly. Nevertheless, every consignment accompanied by incomplete and/or erroneous customs documents delays the departure of the associated full-load shipment. Consignments that are not properly declared cannot be delivered to their destinations.”The decision follows fast on the heels of DPD, which announced last week it was suspending road deliveries into the UK and Republic of Ireland.Blaming new border procedures and additional customs paperwork required for Europe-bound parcels, the company said it was unable to cope with extra pressure on turnaround and transit times.Furthermore, it said it would be returning some 20% of parcels received as they had been sent with incorrect or incomplete data.While both companies appear to have apportioned the blame on others, questions over the preparedness of larger forwarders and delivery companies are mounting, with one source noting, “we’ve known for a year extra paperwork would be required”.Another source told The Loadstar: “DB’s decision is a bit dramatic; it will go down like a lead balloon. It has a lot of customers in a lot of sectors.”In an announcement after the leak of the email, DB Schenker said it would deliver “as quickly as possible” any consignments already accepted, but reiterated that it would not be able to accept any new consignments for shipment to the UK.Logistics professionals took to social media to vent their frustration at the news, with one responding to Schenker’s advice that customers postpone their deliveries by stating “or do what shippers do, go elsewhere and maybe never come back”. DB Schenker’s decision to suspend road transport services to the UK will “go down like a lead balloon”, amid mounting criticism of multinational forwarders’ handling of the post-Brexit processes.Germany-headquartered DB Schenker yesterday informed customers via email it would be suspending land transport deliveries to the UK in response to “enormous bureaucratic regulations”.The email, a copy of which has been passed to The Loadstar, informed customers it would “postpone all shipments until further notice”.A spokesperson for the forwarder confirmed the move and told The Loadstar “missing and incomplete customs documents are responsible for delaying deliveries into the UK”, but would not be drawn on when services would resume.center_img By Alex Whiteman, Brexit reporter 14/01/2021last_img read more

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