September 2019

Grand Turk remains popular clean up ongoing post Joaquin

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:grand turk, popular, ralph higgs Premier attends town hall meetings Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Nov 2015 – Grand Turk tourism is cleaner again following battering by category four Hurricane Joaquin. Magnetic Media spoke to Ralph Higgs, the TCI Tourist Board director who assured that the country’s cruise and dive capital is fine. “So in time, Grand Turk as I said will be restored and people will continue, particularly our cruise passengers, will continue to patronize Grand Turk. Grand Turk is still one of the most popular cruise destinations…” Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Obesity talks will feature at upcoming CARPHA Conference

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppObesity is the big health problem in the Turks and Caicos according to the Premier at a recent interview with Magnetic Media on World Health Day and now this position is supported by remarks from the Executive Director of CARPHA, Dr. C. James Hospedales.  During the media conference to announce the first time the Turks and Caicos will host the CARPHA Health and Research Conference  this coming June, Dr.  Hospedales said a study on obesity, especially among children here, will fuel policies for these islands and other Caribbean countries.  Recommended for you TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Related Items:eating, food, health, healthy, obesity, Tci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse PAHO: 2.6 million undernourished in the region, still obesity up “The focus of the food environment, the policy package for discussion, how feasible is it, how can we actually do this. Monitoring nutritional labeling, reducing the level of salt, and fat, and sugar; reducing the advertising of junk food to children.  How do we cross subsidize fruits and vegetables are among the things to be discussed.  What are the trade adjustments we can make to have healthier food imported in the country.  So this is highly relevant not just in the TCI but in the broader Caribbean.”last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThree children and a boy barely an adult could spend time in jail for a cruel robbery in Grand Turk, where a barmaid was struck in her head with a baseball bat and money was stolen.  If our juvenile center never before had long term tenants, it seems poised to now get some.  Sadly, Police today report that a 14 year old, two 17 year olds and an 18 year old all say they are guilty of the incident from June 14, 2016 when shortly after midnight, the four entered the Ocean View Bar on West Road in Grand Turk and robbed it, but not before violently attacking the female attendant.  She was struck in her head and about her arms with a bat by these boys, who now offer no challenge on the crime and have to see what a judge says about the time they will spend in prison.  The four – including Jerry Dossou and Tashawn Higgs, both 17 and Brian Blenman, 18 – were arrested and charged four days after the armed robbery, where Police say they dressed the part – all in black and took the cash register earnings and the woman’s handbag before running off.  The four will be sentenced on October 7, 2016. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:4 boys rob bar in Grand Turk, Ocean View bar robbery, woman violently attacked in Grand Turk bar robberylast_img read more

Two American Women arrested for Drug Possession on Cruise Ship

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews #americanwomenarrestedfordrugs Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 7, 2017 – Nassau – American women arrested for drug possession on a cruise ship.Police Tourism Unit officers yesterday took two American women into custody after they found a quantity of dangerous drugs in their possession.The pair was visiting The Bahamas via cruise when found with illicit drugs.Reports are that shortly before 8:00am on June 6, officers assigned to the Police Tourism Unit, acting on information went onboard a cruise ship the at Prince George Dock, where they arrested the two women after they found a quantity of marijuana in their possession.#magneticmedianews#americanwomenarrestedfordrugslast_img read more

Neuer speaks ahead of Liverpool match

first_imgThe Bayern Munich goalkeeper talked how his team knows the rivals, ahead of their Champions League match.Bayern Munich will visit Anfield Road tomorrow to play against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And for Bayern’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, this is a very exciting match that he cannot wait to play on.“I’m looking forward to playing there. We heard a lot about the fans and atmosphere in the stadium,” he was quoted by The Liverpool Echo.“It will be two great games. For us, it’s very important to play Champions League.”“It’s a knockout game so it will be two finals. Everyone who watches a lot of football knows it’s a special atmosphere,” he commented.“Does it matter? Of course. I like it when fans are cheering a lot, close to the goal.”“But if you want to speak to your colleagues on the pitch it’s not that easy when it’s loud, they can’t hear you. You have to speak in a different way,” he explained.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Bayern was struggling in the German Bundesliga for most of the first part of the season, but now they are just two points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp’s former team.“I think we know Klopp and we know his style. He knows Bayern Munich as well.”“No one is in a better position. We know him, he knows us,” he recalled.“I like his style. I’ve seen him at Rome, and I’ve seen him in the Brazil team, he’s doing a great job,” Neuer added about Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson Becker.Suited and booted. Boss tha’ 👔#packmas #UCL #LFCFCB— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 18, 2019last_img read more

City of Imperial beach proposing to add public bathrooms

first_imgCity of Imperial beach proposing to add public bathrooms KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO ( KUSI) – The City of Imperial Beach is proposing to add public bathrooms at the corner of Beach Avenue and Sea Coast Drive.The Port of San Diego and the City of Imperial Beach held a public meeting where the potential bathrooms would be placed.Residents were invited to voice their opinions on the proposed plan. June 25, 2019 Posted: June 25, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

ASA and NBB Express Support for VEETC to President Bush

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) expressed appreciation to President George W. Bush for his continued efforts to achieve key national policy objectives regarding energy diversification, and homeland and economic security through continued tax relief.The renewable fuels and transportation sectors have been working on companion bipartisan legislation known as the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) originally introduced as S. 1548 and H.R. 3119, and which has been included in the tax section of the Jobs, Energy, and Transportation bills, respectively.”The ongoing conference negotiations on the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (HR 4520 & S. 1637) provides an appropriate forum to address these important issues and we hope that President Bush’s leadership will ensure that this legislation is completed this year,” said ASA President Neal Bredehoeft, a soybean producer from Alma, Mo.As included in the Senate version of the Jobs Bill, VEETC would amend a number of provisions in current law. Specifically, it would create a new incentive for biodiesel, ensure that taxes on ethanol-blended motor fuels will be credited to the Highway Trust Fund, extend the ethanol tax incentive through 2010, and hold harmless the small ethanol producer tax credit, the only tax incentive actually provided for ethanol producers. The legislation would maintain incentives for the production and use of American-made ethanol-blended fuels and eliminate the highway-funding penalty presently incurred by high ethanol-consuming states.NBB Chairman Bob Metz, a producer from West Browns Valley, S. Dakota, said, “Both the Senate and the House are to be commended for moving this legislation to the verge of a conference negotiation, as well as being saluted for crafting legislation that recognizes the importance of ethanol and biodiesel to the United States economy, recognizing the long-term benefits of renewable fuels and the immediate need to increase the supply of transportation fuels.”We are urging President Bush to work with the United States Congress to complete VEETC, which will promote energy independence, cleaner air, a stronger domestic agricultural sector and safer highways, and we are eager to assist the President in every way possible to ensure enactment of these critically important reforms this year.”last_img read more

Senate Trying to Move Forward on Tax Extenders Package

first_imgAs communicated in an American Soybean Association (ASA) Action Alert earlier this week, the full U.S. Senate is considering the tax extenders package passed by the Senate Finance Committee in April. The tax extenders package includes a two-year extension of the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax incentive, and a reinstatement of the pre-2014 expensing amounts for farm infrastructure and equipment under Section 179. Both issues are among ASA’s key policy priorities.The first procedural motion passed easily to allow the Senate to move to debate on a bill (HR 3474) that would be the vehicle for the Senate tax extenders bill (S 2260). Revenue measures must originate in the House of Representatives, thus the Senate must attach the tax extenders to a bill that came from the House. However, efforts by some Senators who oppose the measure, or wish to offer amendments, continue to pose a threat to the bill going forward.  One dispute centers on whether the cost of extending the tax credits should be offset with funding cuts or increased revenues elsewhere. The Senate has been stalled by procedural battles on other measures as well, as Senators seek to offer and vote on amendments addressing contentious and often unrelated issues.The biodiesel tax credit expired on Dec. 31, 2013 and the biodiesel industry’s production has stalled in the absence of this tax credit.The reinstatement of Section 179 expensing at previous levels would enable farmers and other small business owners to expense investments made in new technology, equipment and infrastructure in their operations. Given the land-based and capital-intensive nature of farming, not to mention the ever-advancing technology we need to farm sustainably and competitively, this program helps us to stay on the cutting edge of our industry.On the House side, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., is planning to address the extenders individually rather than as a package. The fate of the biodiesel tax credit under this process is uncertain.We ask that ASA members continue to contact your U.S. Senators to urge their support for final passage of the tax extenders package that includes the biodiesel tax credit and the Section 179 expensing provisions.last_img read more

USDA Begins 49th Enrollment Period for the Conservation Reserve Program

first_imgInformation provided by USDA. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminded farmers and ranchers this week that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) began, Dec. 1, 2015, and ends on Feb. 26, 2016. December 2015 also marks the 30th anniversary of CRP, a federally funded program that assists agricultural producers with the cost of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.As of September 2015, 24.2 million acres were enrolled in CRP. CRP also is protecting more than 170,000 stream miles with riparian forest and grass buffers, enough to go around the world 7 times. For an interactive tour of CRP success stories from across the U.S., visit, or follow on Twitter at #CRPis30.”Over the past 30 years, farmers, ranchers, conservationists, hunters, fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts have made CRP one of the most successful conservation programs in the history of the country,” said Vilsack. “Today, CRP continues to make major environmental improvements to water and air quality. This is another longstanding example of how agricultural production can work hand in hand with efforts to improve the environment and increase wildlife habitat.”Participants in CRP establish long-term, resource-conserving plant species, such as approved grasses or trees (known as “covers”) to control soil erosion, improve water quality and develop wildlife habitat on marginally productive agricultural lands. In return, FSA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. At times when commodity prices are low, enrolling sensitive lands in CRP can be especially attractive to farmers and ranchers, as it softens the economic hardship for landowners at the same time that it provides ecological benefits. Contract duration is between 10 and 15 years. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish native plant species on marginal agricultural lands for the primary purpose of preventing soil erosion and improving water quality and related benefits of reducing loss of wildlife habitat.Contracts on 1.64 million acres of CRP are set to expire on Sept. 30, 2016. Producers with expiring contracts or producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP.Since it was established on Dec. 23, 1985, CRP has:Prevented more than 9 billion tons of soil from eroding, enough soil to fill 600 million dump trucks;Reduced nitrogen and phosphorous runoff relative to annually tilled cropland by 95 and 85 percent respectively;Sequestered an annual average of 49 million tons of greenhouse gases, equal to taking 9 million cars off the road.Since 1996, CRP has created nearly 2.7 million acres of restored wetlands.For more information FSA conservation programs, visit a local FSA office or click here. To find your local FSA office, visit click here.The Conservation Reserve Program was re-authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, which builds on historic economic gains in rural America over the past six years, while achieving meaningful reform and billions of dollars in savings for taxpayers. Since enactment, USDA has made significant progress to implement each provision of this critical legislation, including providing disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; strengthening risk management tools; expanding access to rural credit; funding critical research; establishing innovative public-private conservation partnerships; developing new markets for rural-made products; and investing in infrastructure, housing, and community facilities to help improve quality of life in rural America. For more information, click here.last_img read more

Port of Vancouver upgrades will keep gas company here

first_imgNatural gas distributor -Keyera Energy Co. will relocate its facilities and keep jobs in Vancouver under a plan approved by the Port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners Tuesday.The three-member board unanimously approved a contract of about $984,000 to extend utilities and make other improvements to a four-acre parcel north of the port’s Terminal 5 rail loop. The work to improve the property, to begin in the next 14 days, will enable Keyera to relocate its liquefied propane gas storage and transfer facility at 1308 W. McLoughlin Blvd. to the northeastern portion of the former Alcoa-Evergreen aluminum site, now called Terminal 5.Curtis Shuck, director of economic development and facilities for the port, said Keyera’s relocation plans, coupled with the board’s action Tuesday, will retain three to four full-time and part-time jobs directly associated with Keyera’s operations. Shuck said the move also means that roughly 20 to 30 jobs indirectly associated with Keyera’s operations, such as truck drivers making deliveries, will stay in Vancouver.The utilities work the board approved Tuesday not only “provides the foundation” for Keyera to develop the site, but it also “prepares the property for other interested users,” Shuck said. “You build it, and they come.”The Keyera project is the latest deal being pursued by the Port of Vancouver to promote economic development in the region. Last week, for example, the port announced plans to sell up to 22 acres of industrial property to Farwest Steel Corp., a move that could eventually generate up to 225 jobs. The port’s board is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the first step of its plans with Farwest — freeing up the property so it may be sold — on June 8.last_img read more

Training technology leaders gather at Tech Center

first_imgCollege and private sector technical trainers from across Washington and Oregon — and a few from farther afield — gathered Tuesday at Clark College’s Columbia Tech Center campus to check out the latest equipment available to train students and professionals in fields of renewable energy, wind engine turbine systems, smart grid technology, and electrical power transmission. The equipment displays and seminar presentations, which continue through today, are hosted by Clark College and Lab-Volt, a supplier of equipment to colleges and industry. Clark College uses the training equipment in its Mechatronics Technology program, a technical field that deals with the integration of mechanical and electronic components managed by a control system.last_img

UPDATE CRC work to cause I5 delays

first_imgUPDATE: An Interstate 5 slowdown for Columbia River Crossing pre-construction testing work is now delayed until this evening or to a later date, CRC spokeswoman Anne Pressentin said. The Columbian will update the story when the new timing of a slowdown is announced.ORIGINAL STORY: The Washington State Patrol is expected to slow traffic on Interstate 5 southbound from Mill Plain Boulevard to the Interstate Bridge at 11 a.m. to accommodate pre-construction work for the Columbia River Crossing.Crews have been driving piles and test shafts as part of pre-construction project to evaluate the strength of the soil and the construction techniques for the replacement Interstate 5 Bridge support structures. This morning, crews will be using a large crane to install a 150 foot metal reinforcing cage just west of I-5, requiring the slowdown, CRC spokeswoman Anne Pressentin said.The slowdown is expected to last between 30 and 45 minutes; drivers are advised to take alternate routes.Northbound I-5 will not be affected.last_img read more

Police arrest three in Five Corners drugtrafficking case

first_imgThe Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force has arrested three people allegedly connected with a drug-trafficking operation based out of Five Corners. After learning that residents at 8707 N.E. 89th Ave. were allegedly selling drugs out of the house, the task force began investigating, according to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators eventually arranged to purchase drugs from the house and obtained two search warrants, the release said. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the task force served the search warrant and searched the residence, finding drugs, drug packing materials and records related to drug trafficking. A second search warrant carried out Wednesday, on a vehicle connected to the case, also uncovered drugs and related items, according to the news release.Drugs seized included heroin, methamphetamine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, morphine, ecstasy, fentanyl, suboxone, dilaudid, oxycodone, adderall, methadone and lidocaine. Two residents at the home were booked into the Clark County Jail. John R. McKee, 27, was arrested on suspicion of delivering a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possessing a controlled substance. Lauren A. Marshall, 25, was suspected of two counts of possessing a controlled substance. Christopher D. Nichols, 49, of Vancouver was visiting the home at the time of the search warrant. He was arrested and booked in jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.“Several types of drugs were located as a result of the two search warrants we served in this case,” said task force Cmdr. Mike Cooke. “The list of drugs seized really speaks to the level of addiction and suffering that’s impacting families all over Clark County. Drug addiction is not a joke; families and neighborhoods suffer when people traffic these substances.”last_img read more

North Dakota lawmakers define life as starting at conception

first_imgBISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers moved Friday to outlaw abortion in the state by passing a bill defining life as starting at conception.The bill is one of a series of anti-abortion measures the Republican-controlled Legislature has passed this year despite critics’ insistence that they are unconstitutional and violate the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion until a fetus considered viable, which is usually at 22 to 24 weeks.The North Dakota House approved the bill 57-35 Friday, sending it to the Republican governor, who has not yet said whether he will sign or veto it. The Senate approved it last month.The so-called personhood measure bestows human rights on fertilized human eggs. Efforts to pass similar measures in other states have failed, but anti-abortion legislation has had strong momentum in North Dakota this year with lawmakers introducing a slew of measures aimed at closing the state’s sole abortion clinic in Fargo and challenging Roe v. Wade. Before the House voted on the personhood bill, the Legislature had already passed measures that would ban abortion as early as six weeks, or as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, and because of genetic defects such as Down syndrome. Together, those bills would give North Dakota the strictest abortion laws in the nation.last_img read more

At least 2 killed when bus overturns in Texas

first_imgIRVING, Texas — At least two people were killed and about three dozen were hospitalized after a charter bus careened off a Texas highway and flipped onto its side Thursday, drawing a large emergency response as rescue crews struggled to reach victims inside, authorities said.The Cardinal Coach Line bus was traveling just east of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Irving when it suddenly weaved across the busy highway, struck a concrete barrier and toppled over into the center median, witnesses said. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.“We ended up swirling and weaving and then ended up on the side,” passenger Daniel Risik, 73, told The Dallas Morning News. “People were screaming and hollering, a very traumatic situation to say the least.”The bus, which was carrying about 45 people, was headed to a casino in Oklahoma, officials said. Risik said most people aboard the bus weren’t wearing seat belts.“People were piled on top of each other,” he said. “It was unbelievable. A lady had pinned me. Rescue got there and started pulling people out of a roof emergency hatch. People were hollering, screaming, there was blood all over the place. It was unbelievable.”last_img read more

Strictly Business Extremists resistant to dialogue

first_imgThe tantrum thrown by extremists in the Republican Party about the Affordable Care Act and the debt ceiling is over — for now — but the shutdown’s cost to the U.S. economy ($24 billion, according to Standard & Poor’s) and the blight on the democratic principle of majority rule are unmistakable.But what, really, was the tantrum all about?One of the best answers comes from University of Oregon economics professor Mark Thoma, who recently wrote for The Fiscal Times that the “political dispute over the debt is, plainly and simply, about the size and role of government. In particular, it’s an attempt by Republicans to use undue fear about the debt to scale back or eliminate spending on social insurance programs such as Medicare, Social Security, Obamacare, food stamps and unemployment compensation.”To be sure, there’s no problem with having a discussion of the proper size and role of government.But the extremists aren’t willing to have such a rational discussion. What they’re willing to do instead is hold the nation’s economy hostage to extract policy concessions steeped in mythical free-market ideology. The extremists blasted health care reform as an attack on the free market and as an example that government regulation doesn’t work.Are they aware that the Affordable Care Act is, in fact, a market-based solution to millions of Americans going without health insurance? Mitt Romney enacted it in Massachusetts. The Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank, rolled it out in the early 1990s as an alternative to a single-payer model.Government’s rolesBut acknowledging such facts is tantamount to living in reality. In an article he wrote a year ago for The New Yorker, Ryan Lizza quoted from a book — “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks” — by Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution and Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute. The GOP, Mann and Ornstein wrote, “has become an insurgent outlier … scornful of compromise (and) unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science. …”last_img read more

All thousands want for Christmas is electricity

first_imgDETROIT — The ice that snapped utility poles and knocked out power to more than half a million people in the U.S. and Canada was stubbornly hanging on Wednesday as frigid temperatures cloaked a region from the Great Lakes to New England.Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada made progress getting the lights back on Wednesday and people were slowly trickling out of shelters to spend Christmas Day at their finally-warm homes. But the cold means ice isn’t melting off lines and limbs, while wind gusts of more than 20 mph could bring down more branches. Two to 6 inches of snow in places on Thursday will hamper line crews trying to get to remote spots.“We’ve had two beautiful, sunny days in Maine and the ice isn’t going anyplace,” said Lynette Miller, spokeswoman for the Maine Emergency Management Agency. “They’re very concerned about more weight coming down on trees that are already compromised by ice.”Ashley Walter was still hunkered down with her husband, Jacob, and their month-old daughter, Leah, at a shelter set up in a school in Litchfield, Maine, where the temperature dropped to 4 degrees overnight and wasn’t expected to get much higher than 15 on Wednesday.last_img read more