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Thanksgiving leading day for home cooking fires

first_imgNearly four times as many cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical dayThanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for families and friends to get together, but this cooking-focused holiday also presents a greater risk of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day.NFPA’s latest report shows that cooking is the leading cause of home structure fires and injuries in the U.S. States that reported cooking fires hit new highs in 2012, 2013 and 2014.The report further states that home cooking fires peak on major U.S. holidays that traditionally include cooking, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,730 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.Regardless of the date, unattended cooking is by far the leading cause of these fires and fire deaths.“The data suggests that it’s often a combination of factors that contribute to an increased risk of home cooking fires on Thanksgiving,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “People are preparing multiple dishes for many guests and there can be plenty of distraction in the home, which can make it all too easy to forget what’s on the stove. That’s when cooking mishaps are most likely to occur.”The following tips can help reduce the risk of cooking fires on Thanksgiving and beyond:Stay in the kitchen when cooking to keep a close eye on the food, especially when frying and sautéing with oil.Stay alert and focused when cooking. To help minimize the risk of injury, avoid cooking when drinking alcohol or if you’re sleepy.Use a timer to keep track of cooking times, most notably when cooking a meal that takes a long time like roasting a turkey, baking a roast or simmering. Check the stove or oven frequently. Consider putting timers in different rooms so you can hear them over the music and party chatter.Keep things that can catch fire like oven mitts, wooden utensils, food wrappers and towels away from the cooking area.During the five-year period of 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 166,100 home cooking fires per year. These fires resulted in 480 civilian deaths, 5,540 reported injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage per year. Overall, cooking equipment was involved in almost half (46 percent) of reported home fires and home fire injuries (44 percent) and one in five home fire deaths (19 percent).Thanksgiving is also the time when many people like to experiment with frying turkeys.  NFPA discourages the use of turkey fryers, which can lead to devastating burns and other injuries, and the destruction of property due to the large amount and high temperature of oil used. NFPA urges those who prefer fried turkey to look for grocery stores, specialty food retailers and restaurants that sell deep fried turkeys.Additional tips and resources can be found on NFPA’s Thanksgiving webpage. Other cooking safety information, including cooking safety tips sheet, cooking safety infographics, videos and more can be found on NFPA’s Cooking Fire Safety Central webpage.For this release and other announcements about NFPA initiatives, research and resource, please visit the NFPA press room.last_img read more


Janae wins Nation Building Calypso Award

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share EntertainmentLocalNews Janae wins Nation Building Calypso Award by: Dominica Vibes News – February 26, 2016 394 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Tweet Duncan Stowe hands award to Nation building song winner Janae Jackson.The reigning Calypso Queen, Janae Jackson has copped a special award, dubbed Nation Building Calypso. The award, which is a new initiative, was presented by Attorney at Law Duncan Stowe.Ms. Jackson won US$2500 in addition to a plaque during the 2016 Mas Dominik award ceremony on Wednesday 24 February 2016.Stowe explained that the idea to award a Nation Building Calypso stemmed from the calypso season in St. Lucia where he discovered that a businessman has been awarding that prize for a number of years.He said he was also reminded of Kelvin Pope, a deceased calypsonian who sang ‘What is Calypso’ and answers “it is an editorial in song of the life that we undergo”.“For this first award, three songs were short listed. Daryl Bobb’s ‘Mama Dominica’; Earl White’s, ‘Fait Vit’ and Janae’s, ‘My love, My Country’,” he said.The selecting criteria for the Best Nation Building Song was lyrics 40 points, melody 35 points and nation building appeal 25 points”.“I am delighted that his award goes to a young lady who I have been impressed with from the beginning of her career. This former junior monarch, among her numerous exploits in her brief nine years in her performing arts, has gone on to win both the Christmas song contest back to back 2013 and 2014 as well as the Dominica Calypso Queen titles in 2014 and 2016.Ms. Jackson, a former Junior Calypso Monarch, made it straight to the Dominica Calypso Association’s final having entered the adult competition for the first time this year.Stowe added that a special committee has been implemented to identify deserving calypsonians and fundraising activities towards sustaining the award in the years to come.It Mr Stowe’s hope that the annual award for the best nation building song will add some level of diversity in calypso competitions and at the same time promote appreciation for the land of our birth.last_img read more


Farmington school board struggles with public comment

first_img jonihubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Farmington Public Schools trustees on Tuesday found themselves in the unusual position of redacting portions of a statement submitted for public comment.Their lengthy discussion before taking that action reflects a larger issue with public comment sessions that have gone on for several hours during the last few meetings. Trustees are talking about re-establishing a time limit in place before the COVID-19 pandemic and creating a submission form that would route comments based on their content.Since taking their meetings online in March, trustees have asked people to submit comments via email or by phone. The notes and transcripts are then read during the meeting.By contrast, Farmington City Council and the Farmington Community Library Board of Trustees meet on the Zoom videoconferencing platform and recognize speakers during their meetings. Farmington Hills City Council meets via teleconference; speakers may dial in to participate.During Tuesday’s meeting, school board president Pam Green and trustee Zach Rich took turns reading comments that ranged from support or criticism of individual board members to multiple questions and concerns from parents and teachers over back-to-school plans.Identifying a studentRich was reading the final comment when he suddenly stopped and said he wasn’t comfortable reading further. He said information in the note could identify a student.The subject of the unsigned letter was an incident among students that led trustees to fire Monique Anderson-Pickens, the only Black classroom teacher at Woodcreek Elementary School. The writer claimed to be a friend of parents whose child was involved in the incident.The letter was sent to trustees via the electronic meeting chat feature; they took a brief recess to review it, then returned for discussion.‘It has to be read’Board vice president Terry Johnson said, while he understood the sensitivity, the board couldn’t censor the speaker.“We can’t say… we can’t read it because it involves sensitive information to us,” he said. “If we start down that road, the First Amendment is out the door, the Open Meetings Act is out the door, public comment is out the door. It has to be read.”Board treasurer Terri Weems, who was named in the letter, said that if someone at an in-person meeting were to speak in a way that was offensive or derogatory, trustees would call a point of order.“If this public comment were read, I would stop it at a point where we have a duty to protect children,” she said. “I don’t have a problem with having some advice from our attorneys on this. It’s not that the public comment won’t be read, it’s that it won’t be read at this meeting.”Attorney: Comment crosses the lineSuperintendent Bob Herrera contacted the district’s legal counsel during the meeting and said the attorney believed the statement “crosses the line in terms of protecting the child or children involved in this incident.”“First and foremost, we have to protect the minor child,” trustee Jessica Cummings said. “There are a couple of sentences that could be removed to do that.”Trustee Richard Mukamal pointed out that, at an in-person meeting, trustees require speakers to identify themselves.“Because it is unsigned, that gives me pause for whether or not this should be included,” he said. “I do think, however, should we want to do that, there would be a way of protecting the privacy of the child.”Johnson said he was more concerned about the speaker’s ability to address the board.“My bigger issue comes down to, we’re opening ourselves up now for anything that comes through,” he said. “Someone can raise their hand and say, I don’t know if this is appropriate, maybe we should wait… We’re chipping this away.”Weems read the letter from a Woodcreek parent except for two sentences. It chastised Weems and board secretary Angie Smith for their support of Anderson-Pickens and turning the incident into a racial issue.New policyLater, in a committee report, Rich said the board’s policy and governance committee is looking at how public comments, complaints, and questions can be addressed, because trustees don’t answer questions posed during a meeting.The committee has discussed using a web form that includes checkboxes to identify types of comments. Those that raised questions or complaints would be handled through the district’s channel of communications. Public comments over 400 words – about 3 minutes of spoken testimony – would not be read in their entirety. “I am not a fan of limiting public comment as if we were in person,” trustee Terri Weems said. “There’s no way we can determine how fast someone is going to read it. We’re not going to have the same diction or emphasis as the owner of the comment would.”The item was presented for discussion; trustees took no action.Correction: The original version of this post incorrectly identified the trustee who read the redacted letter, and the trustee who holds the position of board treasurer.  Reported bylast_img read more


45 MW RF Circulator to be used in New STFC Particle Accelerator

first_imgLink Microtek has been awarded a contract by the Science & Technology Facilities Council to supply a high-power microwave circulator assembly for a new particle accelerator project that is currently under development.The high-power S-band circulator, which is being designed and manufactured by Ferrite Microwave Technologies, will be used in the RF front-end section of the next-generation light source test facility known as CLARA (compact linear accelerator for research and applications). More specifically, the circulator will be installed between the klystron and cavity of CLARA Linac 1 and will be able to handle up to 45 MW (megawatts) of peak RF power for extended periods.Scheduled for delivery in October 2017, the circulator will be made up of waveguide isolators and splitters, with the finished assembly measuring 1.11m in length. Water cooling will be used to keep the circulator within normal operating temperature range to help to stabilise phase and amplitude characteristics, which is key to the operation of the CLARA front end.The use of particle accelerators to generate electromagnetic radiation has proved to be an invaluable tool for scientific experiments, and the ultimate aim of the CLARA project is to develop a test accelerator capable of delivering 250MeV electron beam energy, enabling it to produce stable, synchronised, ultra-short photon pulses of coherent light from a single-pass FEL (free electron laser).last_img read more


Revised PBA trade: Miranda goes to TNT, Paredes to NLEX

first_imgMichael Miranda (2), who blossomed under NLEX Road Warriors head coach Joseller Guiao in the 2017-2018 season, is set to move to sister team TNT KaTropa. PBA MANILA – Michael Miranda and Philip Paredes are set to switch places as part of the revised PBA trade between NLEX Road Warriors, Blackwater Elite and TNT KaTropa centered on John Paul Erram.In the revised trade, which is up for PBA Commissioner’s Office approval after the Christmas holidays, KaTropa will first send Paredes to the Elite in exchange for 2021 second round pick.The Elite then packaged Paredes and Erram to the Road Warriors for Miranda, rookie selections Andres Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter. KaTropa then acquired Miranda from the Elite for a second round pick.The revision was made after the PBA Commissioner’s Office rejected the earlier proposal, which is a straight up trade with the Road Warriors getting Erram and the Elite acquiring Desiderio and Tratter. Miranda, who have blossomed under Road Warriors head coach Joseller Guiao in the 2017-2018 season, will be a welcome addition for the KaTropa with his inside presence and well-developed outside shooting.Erram and Paredes, on the other hand, will also be an added boost to the Road Warriors’ frontline rotation after recently giving up Dave Marcelo via trade and Asi Taulava close to retirement.Desiderio and Tratter, for their part, will also strengthen the youth-laden Elite, which made its first PBA playoffs appearance recently. The two rookies are expected to be signed immediately by Blackwater once the trade is approved./PNlast_img read more


UFC 210 Full Recap and Reaction – All 13 Fights!

first_imgWomen’s Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo vs Pearl GonzalezResult – Cynthia Calvillo with a rear naked choke win in the third round.Reaction – Gonzalez was saved by the bell in the first round as Calvillo was in the process of locking in a triangle pretty deep.  Gonzalez was able to mount a small comeback in round two but not enough to swing things in her favor.  It wasn’t long into the third until Calvillo wore her down enough for the rear naked choke on the ground to win.An excited Calvillo had this to share after her win.“I thought about that (being the first person since Tito Ortiz to be on the main card of consecutive pay-per-views) when Dana called me. To make the jump from 209 to 210, who does that? There’s no way I could turn down the opportunity to accomplish something like that. It’s amazing I trained really hard for this, I didn’t know exactly how it was going to go, but I’m confident in my training and I belong here. This is my life; I love doing this. I’m excited but this is every day for me.” “It was so cool to see Urijah Faber is going into the Hall-of-Fame. I was in the back warming up when I saw it. I’m so happy and grateful to represent the team – especially under a legend like Urijah Faber. I hope I’ve made him proud.” “I’m definitely going to take some rest. This is my fifth fight inside eight months, I have to take some time off. I definitely want to get another fight before my first year as a pro is up, which is in August, but right now I just want to sit back and soak it all in because I haven’t had a chance to yet.” PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT – Gregor Gillespie, Charles Oliveira Light Heavyweight – Patrick Cummins vs Jan BlachowiczResult – 29-28,29-28, & 28-28  Patrick CumminsReaction – Both men fought their hearts out, but both needed a convincing win and neither got it tonight.Patrick Cummins was transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons and is unavailable for commentFeatherweight Charles Rosa vs Shane BurgosResult – Burgos by 3rd round KO.Reaction – Luke Harper of the WWE is in the crowd, right behind media row rooting on Shane Burgos.  Clearly Harper rooting him on worked, as Burgos rolled to an impressive knockout win in the third round.Shane Burgos was transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons and is unavailable for comment Welterweight – Kamaru Usman vs Sean StricklandResult –  Usman by Unanimous decision.Reaction –  Strickland was dropped and almost knocked out several times in this fight.  Kamaru Usman looked, good, not great, but certaintly good enough to win.Usman had this to say after the fight“Nothing is different. I put so much time into what I’m doing, my coach is teaching me all the right things and I all I need are the reps to be secure and to really trust in it. I’m starting to open up and trust in it more. I chose some of the best guys in the world and I’m starting to believe in my abilities. This is how we train, it’s good to have other teammates out here performing well – it’s kind of a snowball effect. We train very hard to dominate and it’s starting to shine down in our fights.” “I’m from Dallas. I was raised in Dallas, Texas. I would love the opportunity to go out there and put on a performance for my friends, fans, family, everybody. I don’t care who it’s against, whoever they can find who’s willing to step in there, throw them in there. I can’t wait to beat someone else up.”Featherweight – Myles Jury vs Mike De La TorreResult – Myles Jury first round TKOReaction –  Myles Jury is officially back with powerful performance!Myles Jury had this to say after the big bounce back win.“It feels awesome to come in and get a win like that, especially coming off losses and a long layoff. I feel like any time you get a win in the UFC, or just get to compete in the UFC, it’s a blessing on a blessing and 99-percent of the world will never know what it feels like to do this and I’m so grateful. In life, sometimes you just have to put yourself first. I love my craft; I love my career and this is what I was made to do. I had some other things in my life that were demanding my attention and I took time and focused on them, I’m growing as a person so everything works out for a reason.”MAIN CARDLightweight – Will Brooks vs Charles OliveiraResult – Oliveira first round submission by rea naked standing.Reaction – Charles Oliveira subs Will Brooks in the first with a rear naked choke while on the back of Brooks standing. Oliveira has found his weight to stay at 155.Oliveira had this to say after the fight“I trained a lot to be able to execute that move. I’ve done this submission before in the UFC and I heard my corners yelling for me to hold the position and not to give it up and he tapped. Everybody said that I have a lot of pressure on me for this fight to win, but it’s not real and I felt very comfortable. I just changed gyms, my daughter was just born and I have a lot of excitement to help my family. I want to fight and I want to win.” “I have to talk to my team, but I want to stay at 145-pounds. It’s my division and I feel more comfortable. I’ve had problems before and I didn’t make the weight, but right now I have a lot of professional guys behind me to help me that I didn’t have before. I want to get the belt at 145-pounds.” It was then announced that Uriah Faber is the first member of the 2017 UFC Hall of Fame Class. ATTENDANCE – 17,110 GATE – $2,000,000 – highest grossing sporting event in arena history Related TopicsAnthony Rumble JohnsonBruce BufferDana WhiteDaniel CormierEli MoonJoe RoganMike GoldbergUFC 210 Light Heavyweight Championship Fight with Champion Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Rumble JohnsonResult – DC by second round submission to retain the title.Reaction – Round one goes to DC as he outwrestled Johnson against the cage.  Round two was all DC with ground and pound until Rumble gave up his back for the rear naked choke.No one on the planet could have beaten DC tonight, he was absolutely on point! Middleweight Chris Weidman vs Gegard MousasiResult –  Mousasi by second round TKOReaction – A back and forth first round saw Weidman get the slight edge on several exchanges.  Mousasi never looked in trouble however.  The fights ends in bizarre fashion in round two as Mousasi lands two very nearly illegal knee’s to the skull of Weidman while it appears that he had his hands on the mat.  The ref Dan Mirgolota see’s it different, and Mousasi gets the win. Vince McKee Welterweight – Thiago Alves vs Patrick CoteResult – Alves by Unanimous decisionReaction –  This was a great 3 round war, but sadly the judges got it wrong.  Both men landed heavy shots throughout.  Cote was busted open, but still out pointed Alves in my opinion even though the judges saw it different.  Cote then retired after the fight.  Alves will stay at 170 lb moving forward.A victorious Alves, back at Welterweight had this to share after the big win“I had to regroup from my attempt to go to lightweight. The good thing about that is I was able to take 10-12 pounds of bodyweight off. I reconnected with my former trainers, I had a great camp, awesome weight cut and it’s just the combination of that I know I’m built for this. It’s just a matter of having everything outside the Octagon come together. Cote is known for his chin. He can take a punch and he always comes back, it’s like he’s in zombie mode. I knew this was going to be a tough fight; I didn’t know this was going to be his last fight which I’m sure gave him extra motivation. I was prepared to go the full 15 minutes. I would like to fight on the Long Island card next.” Flyweight – Jenel Lausa vs Magomed BibulatoyResult – Bibulatoy 29-26 on all 3 Judges cards.Reaction –  Bibulatoy dominated the first two rounds, but got a point taken away midway though the second for his second low blow.  He also had a late knee to close out the first round.  He was killing himself with mental errors.Bibulatoy easily won all 3 rounds, the penalty point hurt him but the decision was never in doubt.Magomed Bibulatov had this to say following the fight.“I feel great. The first fight in a new promotion is always hard. It was a little bit challenging to concentrate, but it turned out well so I’m happy with the result. I wanted to feel him in the standup game because my background is in Karate and I feel comfortable with any kind of standup. When I got the point taken away I decided to go to the ground and take control and not take any risks. I would like to fight someone in the top-10 or 15 next.” Women’s Bantamweight – Katlyn Chookagian vs Irene AldanaResult – Chookagian by split decision.Reaction –  Chookagian was more active and landed a lot more in the first two rounds but didn’t do any serious damage.  Both fighters worked hard in the third with constant pressure, but very little damage either way.  In the end Chookigian did enough to win.Chookagian had this to say after the fight,“I put my last fight in the back of my mind. I’ve thought about it as I go on, but I was only focusing on this fight and I don’t think I realized until right now how much I needed this win to get my momentum back. To me, I think this fight was a huge fight that was overlooked. Anyone who follows women’s MMA could agree with that. We’re both new in this division and coming off losses, so I think we got pushed away. When she was fighting in Invicta I watched her and we have similar styles. When she made her UFC debut I was watching and thought ‘This girl is going to be really good.’ When I found out I was fighting her I was really excited because I feel we’re the new age of this division. We’re both really well-rounded and tough, we may not be veterans, but we’ve been training a lot longer and we’re very technical. I want to fight as often as I can, I’m young and I’m healthy and I want to get as many fights as I can now.”Lightweight – Josh Emmett vs Desmond GreenResult – Desmond Green wins the split.Reaction – A very loud walk up and into reaction from the crowd for the home town guy Green.  Green gets hit with a low blow early on that makes the crowd come unglued with boo’s.A competitive first round, once again no one was dominant however.  A slight edge to Emmett.  A lot of back pedaling from Emmett in the second round as Green pushed the action to take the round. Emmett gets busted wide open in the third as Green seals the deal and wins in his backyard.Desmond Green had this to say after the fight,“Did you hear the fans out there? I was like ‘Whoa, all of this is for me?’ Before the fight, win, lose or draw, I knew I had already won. This is so great. I’ve had to jump through so many obstacles to get here. I moved to two different countries, three different states, six different towns just to chase this one dream.”“There was no added pressure fighting in my hometown. It was extra motivation. When I stepped in there, I have a lot of friends and family here, so I was riding their momentum and then when I heard them roar and scream my name it was like I was in there with the whole arena with all their power. I was like ‘Yes, give me more.’”“It feels so good to go out there and set the tone for the evening. This whole camp, this whole week I’ve been telling Rumble (Anthony Johnson) and Kamaru Usman that I’m going to go out there and get the ball rolling for them. That we’re going to get a clean sweep and go 3-0 tonight. We’re going to take over this night. I feel like I set the bar for them and now it’s up to them. We’re going to go back to Florida and celebrate.”“I want to fight someone better next, someone higher ranked. I just want to keep climbing these rankings and make my stake for the title. I’m ready. I want to fight before July, this is my dream. If they want me to fight next week, let’s do it.”Lightweight – Gregor Gillespie vs Andrew HolbrookResult – Gillespie by KO in less then 30 seconds.Reaction – WOW, Gillespie wasted no time with the vicious KO.Gillespie has this to say after the great KO“It’s almost like a dream. It hasn’t even soaked in yet. This was my first knockout in front of a crowd that was roaring. This is such a special feeling and it’s as good as it gets right there. We’ve been working a lot on that specific move against lefties, so I mean the proof is in the pudding and it worked. I always think of my opponent as someone who is in my way. I never watch any media on them. I don’t want to listen to his words about me or his game plan. My coaches game planned for me and it worked and got me exactly where I need to be with my striking. It doesn’t matter who I fight next, hopefully my next fight will be at the Nassau County card in Long Island where I live now.” FIGHT OF THE NIGHT – Shane Burgos vs Charles Rosalast_img read more


Throwback: Nine Years Ago The Browns Buried the Patriots at First Energy Stadium

first_img Matt Loede “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”,Yes those are the famous words at the start of the crawl for one of the most famous movies in history in ‘Star Wars,’ but today it also translates when thinking about the history between the Browns and the Patriots, and a game back in 2010 where shockingly the Browns dominated in a 34-14 win.This wasn’t the Patriots in a lull either, they had entered the game with a mark of 6-1, while the Browns were plodding along under coach Eric Mangini, sitting at 2-5 for the November 7th affair.Instead of Tom Brady and Belichick doing what they usually do against not-so-good teams and dominate, the Browns were the aggressor, running the ball right down the Browns throat. The Browns ran for a whopping 230 yards on this bright sunny Sunday afternoon, holding the Pats to just 44 yards on the ground.The big player for the Browns – former running back Peyton Hillis, the Madden Cover boy who (according to many) had the ‘Madden Curse’ shortly thereafter. Hillis ran for 184 yards on 29 carries with two touchdowns. QB Colt McCoy threw for 174 yards, but he was careful with the ball, throwing 14-for-19 on the day.As for Brady, he threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns, but on this day it was the Browns defense that running game that dominated.Relive the fun that day down at First Energy Stadium with some highlights of the Browns stunning 20-point win. Related TopicsBrownsNFLPatriotsPeyton Hilliscenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more


Efficiency of Prior Elodea Treatments Could Cut Costs of 3rd Treatment

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The state’s efforts to eliminate the invasive weed Elodea in three Nikiski Lakes have been more efficient than anticipated. Supervisory Biologist John Morton with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the first two treatments worked so well they may save money on the third treatment scheduled for this summer. He added that hopefully the Fairbanks and Anchorage areas are also getting a handle on the invasive weed so it is not introduced again through things like plane floats or boots. Morton: “The way Floridone works is that it needs to be in the water column and the fact that it stayed in the water column means that we can use less Floridone. So we’re hoping to do about half the amount of Floridone in Beck and Stormy Lake this summer.” Morton said the total price tag for the treatment herbicides alone will end up around $600,000 and the overall project including man hours, lake water quality lab tests, etc., could bump it up to over $800,000. Morton: “We’r working with the Kenai Watershed Forum and the Kenai Fisheries office as well, they have a couple of people who are going to continue to look for Elodea in other lakes, we want to make sure we haven’t missed it and then we continue to be concerned about Bishop’s Creek that somehow we may have missed it there.” Those monies were collected by the Fish and Wildlife Service through state and federal grants, other than the $40,000 put forward by the Kenai Peninsula Borough last year.The various agencies involved in the process are continuing to monitor Stormy, Daniels, and Beck Lakes which were affected by Elodea, along with nearby lakes. The Stormy Lake boat launch has been closed since the beginning of the process to eradicate Elodea but Morton said it might open this fall. The agencies are also investigating the effects on non-target plant species to make sure that all native plants remain in the lakes.last_img read more


Community Foundation launches post-16 Education Academy

first_imgThe Bristol Bears Education Academy is a two-year, full time education and coach development programme for 16 to 18-year-olds and aims to develop home grown talent off the field, as well as on it.The scheme aims to provide a high-quality education programme at an outstanding venue, to be confirmed in the very near future. The programme will be hosted in the north of the city and provide unrivalled opportunities for young people interested in working in the sport and leisure industry, to engage with Bristol Bears and Bristol Bears Community Foundation.The Community Foundation celebrates its 10th year this summer, and with aspirations of growing its own workforce of staff and volunteers, the Bristol Bears Education Academy will provide unique and meaningful work placement prospects within the professional club, charity and surrounding Combination clubs.Community Development Manager, Craig Capel, said: “Our provision continues to grow, and the Bristol Bears Education Academy brings yet more opportunity for a broad number of young people from across Bristol to benefit from a remarkable education offer.“The programme aims to bring the world of professional and community sport to young people through well planned and unique work placements and experience.“Employers are increasingly interested in candidates that are able to demonstrate additional skills outside of the classroom. This programme aims to equip young people with the skills and qualities needed to be successful in whatever they choose to move onto – whether it be direct employment, apprenticeships or higher education and university.”The Bristol Bears Education Academy will be delivered in partnership with SCL – the national education partner of Premiership Rugby – who will continue to build on the tremendous expertise and value demonstrated to our HITZ programme locally.Working in partnership with 70+ professional and grassroots sports clubs, community trusts and foundations across the country and graduating over 2,000 learners each year, SCL are one of the UK’s leading providers of education through sport.Lawrence Blair, Director of Partnerships at SCL, said: “We are excited to be continuing the success of our partnership with Premiership Rugby as we launch an exciting new education and coaching development programme with Bristol Bears Community Foundation.“The Foundation do a lot of excellent work in the local community as they strive to improve the lives of youngsters through rugby, which aligns perfectly with our vision here at SCL.“This exciting programme will create a unique opportunity for young people to gain industry recognised qualifications in sport whilst building an impressive portfolio of meaningful work experience with Bristol Bears Community Foundation.” PROGRAMME INFORMATIONNCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching)This carries the same UCAS Tariff points as three A-Levels or a BTEC National Extended DiplomaIs suitable for progression to HE degrees in sport (or other subject areas)It is a two-year programmeLearners will study 18 different units across two years100% internally assessed through portfolio, coursework, and practical assessmentNCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching)This carries the same UCAS Tariff points as two A-Levels or a BTEC National DiplomaIs suitable for progression to HE Foundation Degrees in sport (or other subject areas)It is a two-year programme Learners will study 12 different units across two years100% internally assessed through portfolio, coursework, and practical assessmentADDITIONAL FEATURESApprenticeship opportunities with Bristol Bears and Bristol Bears Community FoundationLinks with higher education/university partnersPlanned and purposeful work placement opportunities with Bristol BearsCoach Education Programme of Study providing students access to coaching courses and accredited CPDTermly guest speakers from Bristol Bears players and/or staffNational and International ToursOpportunities to train, play & coach abroadStudents will also be encouraged to complete the National Citizen Service (NCS), assisting students in developing friendships amongst peers, enhancing social and personal skills, all while giving them the chance to conduct purposeful work in the local community.We look forward to the Bristol Bears Education Academy contributing to the club’s vision of ‘inspiring a community through rugby success.’To register your interest and for further details, click here.last_img read more


All-District 1-II volleyball team

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