FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Brian Maffly for the Salt Lake Tribune:The Utah Legislature last week approved a $53 million investment in an Oakland, Calif., export terminal, but the state’s coal-shipping aspirations may still be just a dream.So far, Utah is the only entity that may pledge money toward building a $275 million bulk-freight terminal at the deep-water port under construction at the site of the former Oakland Army Base.But Utah wouldn’t pay up until $200 million in private financing is secured — and the identity of those investors and the status of their contributions is unknown.Another hurdle: Utah’s money wouldn’t be released until the four rural Utah counties borrowing it for the investment have a plan to pay it back if the terminal can’t move coal profitably. No plan has been offered.Then there’s opposition to overcome in California — the hoped-for source of more taxpayer money and construction permits.Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, is asking her state’s transportation officials to withhold further public funding from the larger, $1.2 billion project of converting the military base into a port until questions about the coal-exporting terminal are resolved.The coal-producing Utah counties of Carbon, Sevier, Sanpete and Emery initially secured a loan from Utah’s Permanent Community Impact Fund to invest $50 million in the proposed terminal, in exchange for 49 percent of its 9.5-million-metric-ton loading capacity.However, the Utah Attorney General’s Office apparently declined to sign off on the loan, necessitating last week’s passage of SB246 as a legal workaround.Normally, money from the fund — derived from federal mineral royalties — is spent on civic projects in the counties where mining and drilling occur. But in recent years, county commissioners who run the Community Impact Board (CIB) have become interested in funding grander projects that would deliver commodities to market.SB246, which Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to sign, circumvented limits on how counties may spend revenues from the fund. It cycles community impact revenue — critics call it “laundering” — through the state Transportation Fund and back to the CIB in a new pool of money known as the “Throughput Infrastructure Fund,” which also can be tapped to build transmission lines, pipelines and rail.When the CIB first approved the loan in April 2015, it included an additional $3 million to cover administrative costs — such as paying consultants like Jeff Holt, a former Utah Transportation Commission chairman who brokered the deal between the counties and the CIB.The CIB’s approval was premised on Holt’s claim that the $200 million in private financing needed to build the Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal would be secured by June 2015.“This benchmark has been missed. That means the only player in this transaction with an open checkbook and a deep pocket is the state of Utah,” said critic Tom Sanzillo, director of finance for the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.Full Article: Utah’s coal-export deal still faces high hurdlesRelated articles:Let Them Eat CoalCoal port fund swap ignored usual premium charged by state Many Barriers to Utah Coal-Export Scheme
Yesterday, the East Coast distribution hub of the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River, North Carolina announced a recall of certain bottled beers that may be susceptible to a manufacturing defect that could lead to customers potentially ingesting broken shards of glass.According to the company, “the flaw may result in loss of carbonation and a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottle, causing a risk for injury.”The recall stretches to 36 different states in the Southeast, on the East Coast, and throughout the Midwest, and includes the brewery’s flagship Pale Ale along with its popular Torpedo IPA, the Otra Vez and several others.The affected state are: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI and WV.“While we believe this concern impacts roughly 1 in every 10,000 (0.01%) of our bottles packaged during this time, Sierra Nevada has set the standard for quality in the craft brewing industry since 1980 and we have decided to take this precaution to ensure the safety of our consumers,” the company announced on its website.The affected beer has a package date that falls between Dec. 5,2016, and Jan. 13, 2017 and a brewery code of “M” – which stands of Mills River – printed directly on bottles and the packaging of cardboard cases. Reference the list below to find out about every beer that was included in the recall. Related:
Motorbikes remain criminals’ vehicle of choice Acero said Medellín’s pilot law doesn’t represent the first time that authorities have tried to restrict passengers on motorcycles. Bans on having any passengers have been used occasionally in Medellín and other Colombian cities during threats to public order, including riots or incursions by armed groups. “What is new in Medellín,” he said, “is to solely prohibit male passengers and leave female passengers. That is unique.” Motorcycle killings are now ubiquitous throughout Latin America. In Honduras, which has the world’s highest murder rate, Congress in 2011 banned all motorcycle passengers. “As the crime of narcotrafficking has moved to other countries,” Acero said, “of course the governments also adopt methods of control that have served in other countries.” In the last decade, homicides in Medellín have plummeted, but motorcycles still figure heavily in them, and other crimes. Bands of criminals known as combos vie for small territories where they can sell drugs, extort businesses and rob citizens. Their main method of transport, León said, is the motorcycle. “The motorcycle has become the tool of their trade, León said. “In a way, this stigmatizes everyone with a motorcycle.” To limit the impact on citizens, the pilot law was put in effect only during December and January, two months when schools and universities are closed for vacations. León said a decision on whether to make the restriction permanent won’t be made until after January. Quijano said that if the law does become permanent, lower-income people — many of whom use motorbikes as their only mode of transportation — will either reject or ignore it. “The only ones this will affect are the poor here, those who use motorcycles to transport their families.” Sicarios popularized by Medellín cocaine cartel Before 1970, motorcycles were actually a rare sight in Medellín, with only a single company, Auteco, manufacturing an Italian-style scooter called the Lambretta. In 1972, the first Kawasaki motorcycles appeared, and three years later Yamaha sold its first bikes in the city. In his recent book, Colombian journalist José Guarnizo writes that Griselda Blanco — known as the “godmother of cocaine” for her blood-soaked style of street justice — instituted motorcycle killings back in the early 1970s. Before that, Medellín’s hitmen had killed from cars, but Blanco mandated that all hits be carried out on motorcycles after two of her men were caught in traffic while doing a job and were captured by police. “In the mid-1970s, there were these type of killings using motorcycles but not so much,” said Fernando Quijano, an organized crime investigator and director of the Medellín-based human rights group Corpades. The practice exploded during the 1980s and was popularized by the Medellín cocaine cartel led by Pablo Escobar. It first captured the attention of Colombians at large when Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, the nation’s minister of justice, was killed by motorcycle on Escobar’s orders. Trend worsened after Escobar’s death On the night of April 30, 1984, Bonilla had left his office in Bogotá and was driving his white Mercedes when two men on a new Yamaha motorcycle pulled up behind his car’s right rear fender and shattered the rear window with bullets. In an ensuing firefight with authorities, the gunman was killed, but police arrested the driver: Byron Velasquez Arenas, a 16-year-old from Medellín who had never finished high school. “Byron was very young,” Quijano said, “and that had a strong impact.” In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, during Escobar’s simultaneous battles against the state and rival cartels, motorcycle killings became ubiquitous. Medellín’s poor youth received $2,000 from Escobar for every policeman or soldier they killed, causing the ranks of sicarios to swell. After Escobar’s death in 1993, the homicides continued apace as the armed and experienced young sicarios looked for work, charging as little as $200 per murder. The sicarios always used the fastest and nimblest motorcycles, Quijano said, and the drivers often were hitmen themselves, who taught the younger riders how to kill. “The motorbike became symbol of power,” said Quijano. The sicarios rode “with a pistol in one hand and a woman wrapped around the other.” Hugo Acero, a security consultant who has worked for the mayor of Bogotá, said the freelance hitmen came to be hired not just by narcotraffickers looking to resolve their problems, but also by ordinary citizens. “People used them to recover debts, to avenge an unfaithful lover,” he said. “In the case of Colombia, the sicarios were used to punish.” In 1999, when Acero was working as Bogotá’s security secretary, journalist and activist Jaime Garzón was killed by a motorcycle hitman. Garzón was sitting at a stoplight on a Bogotá street when the two men on a motorcycle pulled alongside him. During the investigation, Acero said, several witnesses reported the same facts: the faces of the motorcyclists had been obscured by helmets with dark face shields, and seconds before pulling out his gun, the rider had covered the license plate with a cloth. The lengths to which the assassins went to conceal their identities led Bogotá’s mayor to institute a law requiring all motorcyclists to wear vests printed with reflective material, displaying their license plates in large numbers and letters. The same number was also printed on the back of their helmets. That law reduced homicides in Bogotá, and had other unforeseen benefits: the number of people killed or injured in motorcycle crashes decreased because the bikers were more visible at night. The law was soon copied by other Colombian cities, including Medellín. Medellín authorities see huge drop in bank robberies By Dialogo January 21, 2013 MEDELLÍN, Colombia — For decades, motorbikes have been the cheapest and most convenient mode of transport on Medellín’s sinuous streets, where they dart and weave nimbly among traffic. But motorcycles are also a deadly tool here, used by sicarios, or hitmen, to get close to their victims. The sicarios ride in pairs, with the driver and gunman sidling up alongside their targets, disposing of them with a few shots, then racing away. In recent years, authorities have tried to stem motorcycle hits by requiring all motorcyclists to wear reflective vests and helmets that display their license plate numbers. However, such measures have been slow to work. During the first 10 months of 2012, Medellín recorded 176 murders on motorcycles — or 15 percent of all homicides, according to Eduardo Rojas León, Medellin’s secretary of security. And motorcycles were used in more than a quarter of carjackings and half of motorcycle thefts. To curb the number of crimes in which motorcycles are used, Medellín Mayor Anibal Gaviria Correa has signed a pilot law preventing men — and even male children — from riding as passengers on motorbikes in Medellín and nine surrounding municipalities from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The law, also adopted in nine surrounding municipalities, is effective through the end of January, and if it reduces motorcycle crimes, may become permanent. “Here always we have in mind,” León said, “that a motorcycle with a male passenger is synonymous with sicarios and danger.” Acero said that he believes the new measure will reduce homicides in Medellín, though not drastically. The law could have other benefits, he said, such as cutting thefts and robberies by motorcycle passengers. Since the law went into effect, holdups of bank tellers diminished from 36 cases in November to four in December, according to Medellín police. There were drastically fewer robberies at cash machines, he said. Nearly 600 motorcycles have been seized by police, and more than 1,400 citizens cited for flouting the law, León said. “What I hope for is a reduction of these offenses,” León said, “and also to have an effect on the perception of security for citizens.” Quijano, the organized crime investigator, was less optimistic that the law would reduce crime in a lasting way. “The criminal organizations here are structured as paramilitaries and mafias,” he said. “Each day they have more experience, and each day they adapt better to the responses offered by the city. They will use whatever means necessary, whether that be motorcycle, bus, car or approaching by foot.” And gangs will use women, which they rarely did two decades ago, Quijano said, noting that in Medellín, the number of women involved in sicario-related crimes is increasing. León, the city’s security secretary, said he thought it was unlikely the law would have the unintended consequence of more women being dragged into crime. “It is men who are involved in these activities,” he said. Mr. Robbins: since you are gringo, allow me to explain that Colombia is a democratic country where LAWS aren’t made by mayors but in the CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC as it should be in a democracy. An ordinary law requires the processing before both Congress chambers (Senate and the Chamber of Representatives) and this takes about a year. Other special laws take about two years (two legislative terms). Changing a word in a law takes about the same time as the issuance of a new law that amends the previous one. Meaning, just as in your country. We are not a rain-forest, Mr. Robbins. Those rules on motorcycles that you mention as changing overnight as if changing underpants, are DECREES (NOT LAWS), which are legal norms of the lowest hierarchy within the legal norms and are as such to allow mayors to handle situations with the agility that such situations require. I know you didn’t have ill intentions but it bothers me that people always speak about my country with getting the right information. Notice how you treat the murder victim RODRIGO LARA BONILLA as BONILLA, meaning as the son of a single mother!!! Here, my friend, our last name is our father’s name and that’s why he was LARA, because his parents were married and he was a legitimate child. A journalist that steps into the Spanish culture should know that we use both last names if we are legitimate children and only the mother’s name if we are natural children. Our Spanish culture is the only one that respects the last names of women since they don’t loose it when they marry (as in the rest of the world) and their last name is added to their children. It is a homage to women. I hope to have contributed to your education.
“They are in dire need of employees, and this will give an opportunity for people in our community to do that, and it’s a highly rewarding field also,” Mullins said. Once trained, those nurse assistants will enter the workforce, specifically helping out in facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. BT-BOCES Assistant Superintendent Jim Mullins said this is the area most in need in our community. He added BOCES has a long history of workforce development in the Southern Tier, specifically industries most in need. Broome-Tioga BOCES announced it received a federal grant as part of New York’s Workforce Development Initiative. The school told 12 News Wednesday the money will be used to train 20 new nurse assistants. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — Reinforcements are coming soon to long-term care facilities in our area. The money comes from the federal government, and the grant is one of 66 that organizations across New York received to better train and develop the workforce.
RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — The Ripley County Drug Awareness Coalition is currently searching for a new coordinator.The coordinator supports and coordinates activities of the council such as special events and educational and awareness programs.The coordinator also works closely with Executive Committee members, news media, and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.If you are interested or would like more information call Becci Allen at 812-560-6463.
By Dana RoyerWEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 26) – Brandon Rothzen has dedicated this season to “Fighting for the Win For Chad” in the Ryners Transportation IMCA Modified division.And Saturday night at 34 Raceway, Rothzen picked up his second win in two nights for his friend and crew member Chad Gall, who is battling leukemia. Gall underwent a stem cell transplant nearly three weeks ago and what better boost to than a feature win by his buddy Brandon. Rothzen took the lead on lap nine in the 20-lap feature when Tyler Glass went off the track and brought out the caution. Rothzen went on to take the checkered flag followed by Dennis LaVeine, Mitch Morris and Jerrod Fuller rounding out the top four.Brandon’s wife Ally brought out the iPad to use Facetime with Chad during the winners pictures. Also picking up IMCA wins Saturday were Tommy Bowling and Sean Wyett. Wyett won his first Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature at 34 Raceway this year by topping a nice field of 18 entries. Wyett took the lead in the 15-lap feature from his front row start and never looked back. The Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars put on a show for the fans in the 16-car field with Bowling taking the lead from John Oliver on the final lap of the 20-lap feature for the win.Coming out of turn four, Oliver and Bowling got together, with Bowling getting sideways and Oliver pushing the number 14 across the finish line and giving Bowling the win in a wild finish.
Birminghan: England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has called India an “outstanding Test match team”, as the two sides inched closer to Wednesday’s much-anticipated series opener at Edgbaston.India and England are set to lock horns in a five-match Test series.“It’s a great group and India are an outstanding Test match team so it is going to be a huge series for everyone involved, there are some great match-ups,” Buttler wrote in ‘Sky Sports’.“We’ll prepare well and have plans for individual players in the opposition but it also comes back to what we do well as a side and, especially in home conditions, what works for us. That’s what the guys will be focusing on.”Buttler’s highest Test score is 85, which he made on debut against India four years ago and he would look to reach his maiden three-digit figure in this series.“We’ve had an incredible summer and I don’t think we should moan about it too much but the pitches might be a bit drier. I’m sure English conditions – cloud cover and swing – will still be very prevalent in the series though.“I don’t think it’s going to be quite subcontinental conditions but in international cricket you need to adapt to all conditions, whether that be home or away. The side that does that the best will have a good series.”Buttler is anticipating a lot of support for the star-studded visiting side.“I’m sure there will be some great atmospheres over the new few weeks, the Indian fans are very loud and I’m sure there will be plenty of support for us, from the Barmy Army, in amongst it as well,” he wrote.“It should make for some really exciting Test matches in front of such good crowds.”Buttler also discussed the much-debated Test recall of Adil Rashid.“Since the squad for the first Test was announced last week there has been a lot of talk in the media about Adil Rashid’s inclusion – I think it’s a really exciting selection.“Adil is an immensely talented bowler and he’s bowling as well as I’ve seen him bowl at the minute, he’s had a fantastic summer. I’m sure it’s exciting for him and it’s exciting for English cricket to have him back.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Those seniors included:Keegan Bailey, long jump, triple jump, high jumpCam Cunningham, throwerRyan Frost, throwerTim Gibbons, 800 and 400 meters, 4×400 and 4×800 relaysEric Groff, distance runningTom McCay, pole vaultHunter McCullough, 800 meters, 4×800 relay, 400 hurdlesJason Olkowski, 110 hurdles, discus, pentathlonMike Parrella, triple jump, 110 hurdles, pentathlonCormac Race, 200 and 400 meters, 4×400 relayDalton Sevier, high jump, pole vaultJoe Spires, 100, 200 and 400 meters, 4×200 relayGordon Wester, throwerConnor Wilson, 400 hurdles, 200 meters, 4×400 relayShaun Zampetti, distance runningShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story On May 28, five Cazenovia High School track and field coaches embarked on a five-car caravan to show their gratitude to 15 graduating seniors – all of which were denied a final outdoor track and field season.The coaches – Mark Evans, Adam Wakeman, Dan Buddie, Mark Tugaw and Adam Reynolds – met on Zoom and determined each student needed to be show how much they mean to the program.A plan was put in place where the coaches would go out together and personally show their appreciation to each of the seniors. Tags: Cazenoviatrack and field Now the coaches set out from Corwin Street, headed out to each senior’s home. Not only did they want to show how much these students meant, but also give them their own baton as a symbol of “passing the baton” to each of them, similar to what is done at track races during relay events.Inside each of this bit of “CAZ” memorabilia was a rolled sheet that included individually written coaches’ notes and comments for each of the seniors.In the last four years, these 15 seniors have contributed to multiple wins at individual meets along with Onondaga High School League Liberty division and Section III championships – most notably two consecutive outdoor track sectional titles in 2018 and 2019 and an indoor track sectional Class B-2 title in 2020.
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ After Syracuse (7-2) played a miserable first half against former Big East rival Georgetown (7-2) on Saturday, the Orange mounted a second-half comeback. But it all could have been for naught if not for a few key plays down the stretch.Here’s an in-depth look at a few of the plays that helped Syracuse push past the Hoyas. All embeds via watchESPN.Tyus Battle’s miss down 71-70Syracuse could’ve chosen to go earlier on this possession. Down a basket, a miss means the Orange might need to foul if the shot clock and game clock are too close.But SU doesn’t rush it. Georgetown drops back into a 2-3 zone, which the Hoyas ran occasionally on Saturday, and the Orange move the ball around the top. With about 10 seconds left on the shot clock, Battle decides it’s time to attack. On an Elijah Hughes swing pass, Battle dribbles hard left and explodes by the top defender.Battle gets the edge he wants and sees 6-foot-10 Jessie Govan in the center of the zone. So the SU junior rises up before he reaches Govan and puts a one-handed shot toward the basket. With the ball in the air, Marek Dolezaj has great rebounding position near the baseline, but Battle’s floater is just long off the back rim, bounding away from Dolezaj and into Georgetown’s hands.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen the rebound is gathered, there’s about 36 seconds on the game clock, about a six second difference with the shot clock. The Hoyas lead by one. At that point, SU has to decide whether to foul or to ride it out.Marek Dolezaj takes a chargeSyracuse could’ve elected to foul here, with the max deficit being potentially three points. But Jim Boeheim wanted his team to play defense, although he pointed out afterwards that there would’ve been criticism if it didn’t work. A few of the walk-ons at the end of Syracuse’s bench seemed to be gesturing to foul, but the Orange didn’t.Georgetown runs the clock down most of the way, and initiates offense with about 10 seconds left on the shot clock. Dolezaj looks to go with Govan after Govan sets a screen with Syracuse stretched out into a matchup zone look, but the SU forward reads the play and decides to wait back, near the foul line.When Jagan Mosely comes off the screen left, Dolezaj guesses that the Hoyas guard will try to get back to his stronger right hand. Dolezaj slides to his own left, while Mosely barrels straight into him. It’s a charge — Syracuse ball — and a chance for the heroics that come next.“‘Rek stepped up big with that charge,” SU guard Jalen Carey said. “We all congratulated him.”Tyus Battle game-winnerHere, Syracuse expected pressure. The plan was to hopefully inbound the ball to Hughes, Boeheim said, and that’s the man who freed up for the inbounds.But after the game, Battle said he knew he wanted the ball in this spot. Once Hughes caught, Battle headed right toward him and asked for the ball, which Hughes provided.From there, it’s all Battle. He went right, then crossed to his left, then went back right again. With a quick pace from his initial move, Battle’s got Mosely to hustle back quickly to try and cut him off. That gave Battle all the space he needed to stop and pop.Just inside the top of the arc, Battle rose up. Mosely, his defender, had over pursued at that point and didn’t even put a hand up. It was a purely open look for Battle, and he didn’t miss it with 2.5 seconds left on the clock.“Tyus just brought us home as our leader, and that’s what we needed,” Carey said.Final Georgetown shotOn the game’s final play, Syracuse chooses to leave the inbounder unguarded. In this instance, Georgetown would’ve had the option to run the baseline. Regardless, that leaves five Syracuse defenders back to guard four players.The Orange appear to be content with any catch in the back court. With the clock set to 2.8 seconds to begin the play, there’s no chance any Georgetown player who has to go back to the ball to catch can get a look from much past half court.It’s Jahvon Blair who got the ball, and with Carey pushed up on him, Blair shot for the game on a double-clutch attempt at the buzzer. The ball had the distance and the trajectory, but in the end, it hit just off the rim.“Little worried, but no,” Carey said. “I was just glad it didn’t go in.” Published on December 9, 2018 at 10:42 am Contact Billy: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Wheyen3
The 17 year old son of former Tipperary and Dublin footballer Tommy Carr has qualified for the second round of the boys doubles in Wimbledon.Simon Carr, from Mullingar, and his partner, the USA’s Alexandre Rotsaert, beat their Mexican opponents earlier today to progress to the next stage of the competition.Simon had missed out on a place in the boys’ singles draw at the All-England Club. Photo: © pixabay Meanwhile, t’s women’s semi finals day at Wimbledon as Garbine Muguruza takes on first time Grand slam semi finalist Magdalena Rybarikova.That’s followed by the meeting of five-time champion Venus Williams and sixth seed, Jo Konta.