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Dunleavy reveals Alaska state budget proposal

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Politics | State GovernmentDunleavy reveals Alaska state budget proposalFebruary 13, 2019 by Nat Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage Share:Alaska’s schools, universities, health care programs and ferry system all would see huge spending cuts under a new budget proposed Wednesday morning by Republican Gov. Michael Dunleavy.The spending plan would overhaul major government functions and eliminate specific programs and services. Dunleavy said the cuts are needed to balance the state budget while paying out larger Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks under a historical legal formula.“I’m going to be bold here for a moment. I think everyone in this room knows we have to get our fiscal house in order. And I think everyone in this room and in this state realizes that there’s going to be sacrifices across the board, that this has gone on too long, and that it’s got to stop,” he said.The proposals were released Wednesday morning, and state lawmakers and budget experts were still piecing through them by midday.One of the big takeaways is a 23-percent cut to Alaska’s per-student schools spending, a reduction of $279.4 million.The proposal would cut state unrestricted general fund spending on its university system nearly in half — from $348.7 million to $193.1 million.Dunleavy also wants major reductions in spending on Medicaid, the state-federal health care program for low-income Alaskans. And he’s proposing big cuts to state ferries and the potential to privatize parts of it.One way Dunleavy would raise more money for the state? Take it from municipalities. He’s proposing to eliminate the ability of municipalities to levy property taxes on oil and gas infrastructure; that tax revenue would flow to the state instead.Dunleavy’s budget proposal is only the first in a long legislative process — the plan now goes before the House and Senate, which have the power to add money back.This story has been updated.Share this story:last_img read more

A former KDLG reporter shares her experience after finding a camera in her room

first_imgCrime & Courts | Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence | SouthwestA former KDLG reporter shares her experience after finding a camera in her roomNovember 27, 2019 by Tyler Thompson, KDLG – Dillingham Share:(Photo by Sage Smiley)Former KDLG reporter Sage Smiley is speaking out about indecent and illegal behavior by a host she was staying with over the summer to cover the Bristol Bay fishery.Smiley was staying with John and Maureen Knutsen at their home in Naknek. Maureen Knutsen was the chairperson of the station’s program community advisory board, Friends of KDLG. She invited Smiley to stay at their home.In June, Smiley found a camera in the room she was staying in.“It was incredibly traumatic to have my privacy violated in such an intimate and sickening way,” she said. “Privacy or a feeling of safety isn’t something I feel I can assume anymore. I check every single room I’m in — for cameras.”The camera belonged to John Knutsen.John Knutsen was found guilty for a felony charge of indecent viewing in 2004. In recent years, KDLG reporters have stayed with the Knutsens in Naknek. Board members were aware of John Knutsen’s past but did not inform the station of his previous conviction.“While talking to some of the (Friends of KDLG) board this summer in Dillingham, I wrote down in my notes app quotes like, ‘I thought he had redeemed himself in the eyes of the community,’ and, ‘I was aware of it being (John Knutsen’s) history with cameras but thought things had smoothed over,’” Smiley said. “Turns out, they hadn’t.”Maureen Knutsen resigned from her position on the advisory board in July after the incident. KDLG reached out to both Maureen and John Knutsen by email. Maureen Knutsen responded, but chose not to comment.Board Chair Dan Dunaway, in a written statement, spoke on behalf of the advisory board.“As a program advisory board, our authority is limited but we strongly support the KDLG staff and want to protect them and do whatever we are able to ensure they are protected by the law and avoid this in the future,” Dunaway wrote.Smiley is hoping more people speak up about sexual misconduct and assault in Bristol Bay.“There were so many points along this ordeal where someone could have said or done something,” she said. ”Things might have turned out entirely different. That’s why I want to speak out, because I don’t want anyone else to have to go through something I did.”John Knutsen pleaded guilty to a class B misdemeanor for indecent view and photo without consent of an adult in July. Knutsen was in jail for 10 days. Five of those days were suspended. He paid $150 in fees and is on probation until July 2020.If you need help, that help is available. The SAFE phone number is 907-842-2320. You can also email SAFE at [email protected] SAFE is in Dillingham and is Bristol Bay’s shelter, prevention and advocacy agency for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.The National Sexual Assault Hotline number is 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that former KDLG reporter Sage Smiley found the camera in the room in which she was staying in July. She found the camera in June.Share this story:last_img read more

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News / TT Club says still more needs to be done to ensure container safety

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 10/09/2018 As the IMO’s sub-committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers meets in London this week, TT Club is demanding urgent action on container safety.The major problem is mis-declared dangerous goods, it says, and suggests it leads to a major container fire every 60 days on average.Risk management director Peregrine Storrs-Fox said: “Achieving integrity across the web of the supply chain is a big ask and we’re in little doubt a comprehensive result will take time to achieve.“However, many industry bodies are making significant strides, particularly in the areas of dangerous goods identification, declaration and handling, as well as container weighing and packing.“We are calling on the regulators, in this case the IMO, to assist in taking action to identify appropriate legislative and behavioural change that will improve safety and certainty of outcome.”Mr Storrs-Fox said more IMO member states needed to provide container inspection reports, stating that “just seven” had done so this year.He also called for more work to recognise the goods not actually classified as dangerous but which have led, or could lead, to incidents.TT Club and ICHCA have submitted details of the top 10 commodities in this area, he continued.“Understanding in detail the parameters in force for the various stakeholders involved with such cargoes should inform how advances in safety can be achieved.”In the past 12 months there have been several high-profile incidents: a fire on the Maersk Honam in March was followed days later by a similar incident on the Maersk Kensington.Container safety has also been on the minds of shippers in Northern Europe, where congestion in Belgian and Dutch barge terminals has resulted in “questionable” practices, it has been claimed.Mr Storrs-Fox said it was not just the industry but governments that needed to play their part in addressing the problems, calling for increased regulatory coordination and harmonisation.He added: “As a step towards the goal of true cargo Integrity, we are calling on the IMO to initiate a correspondence group to advise on the best means of achieving such unified guidelines.”last_img read more

Marches across the globe bring scientists out in force

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Kate Sheridan By Kate Sheridan April 22, 2017 Reprints WASHINGTON — After months of planning, and amid growing concern over the US commitment to science, tens of thousands of researchers, activists, and others descended on the capital on Saturday for what was billed as a historic march in the name of science.In countries across the world, science advocates rallied in hundreds of satellite marches, kicking off in New Zealand and picking up with events staged across the Eastern Hemisphere. In Western Europe, there were an estimated 20 marches planned in Germany, 15 in France, eight in Italy, and five in England. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty GET STARTED Marches across the globe bring scientists out in force About the Author Reprints [email protected] center_img What is it? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Politics @sheridan_kate General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. What’s included? Log In | Learn More Tags advocacyCongresspolicylast_img read more

Remember the Game: Knockbeg juniors in final action in 2004

first_imgHome We Are Laois Remember the Game Remember the Game: Knockbeg juniors in final action in 2004 We Are LaoisRemember the Game Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad TAGS2004Knockbeg College WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste WhatsApp Facebook Council Previous articleYour guide to Laois v Antrim in round three of the National Hurling LeagueNext articleLaois Abroad: A Mountrath man climbing the property ladder in Berlin Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Facebook Twittercenter_img By Steven Miller – 17th February 2018 Community Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Twitter Remember the Game: Knockbeg juniors in final action in 2004 Knockbeg College 2-7 Good Council 0-132004 South Leinster JFC ‘A’ FinalWhere do the years go at all? This week’s Remember the Game brings us back to this time 14 years ago and a South Leinster Colleges Football final involving Knockbeg College.Played in the club grounds of Kilkenny club Blacks and Whites in the village of Skeoughvosteen, Knockbeg drew with the Wexford school.And it was a team full of players who would go on to play with club and county, many of them still very prominent today.The Wexford school forced a late draw in this one before winning the replay but Knockbeg were already a school on the rise.Having won the Leinster Senior ‘B’ title the previous year they were now an ‘A’ school – and their senior side would feature in the Leinster final a couple of months later. In 2005 they would go even further, winning Leinster and All Ireland titles.Many of the players in this game went on to be part of that All Ireland-winning team a little over a year later – with the likes of Kevin Smith, Simon Shortall, Brendan O’Shea and Sean Ramsbottom all involved with the senior side. An interesting sub on the Knockbeg team was a young Donie Kingston.This game finished level – Knockbeg 2-7 Good Council 0-13. Ambrose Doran and Declan Kelly got the Knockbeg goals with Paddy Byrne scoring three points and Ciaran Hennessy, Daniel Carroll, James Brennan and Brendan O’Shea all scoring one each.Two weeks later the sides met again in the replay, with Good Council doing enough to win 0-12 to 1-6.Alf Harvey’s photos will no doubt bring memories flooding back.KNOCKBEG: James McDonald; Michael Wall, John White, Cathal Coughlan; Jack Dempsey, Kevin Smith, Simon Shortall; Sean Ramsbottom, Brendan O’Shea; Paddy Byrne, James Brennan, Barry Murphy; Daniel Carroll, Sean Hennessy, Jason McLoughlin. Subs: Ambrose Doran for McLoughlin, Declan Kelly for Murphy, Donie Kingston for Brennan. Pinterest Rugby Pinterest SEE ALSO – Remember the Game: St Leo’s pull through the mud to win 2009 Leinster ladies finallast_img read more

Calls to enforce sanctions to tackle illegal dumping in Laois

first_img“Illegal dumping creates particular difficulties for Farmers.“Legislation should be brought forward so that Farmers are no longer held legally responsible for rubbish dumped on their land by others.“Illegal dumping has a significant environmental impact.“It sets back the progress we are making in promoting Laois as a tourist destination and it is an insult to the many people that give up their time as part of Tidy Town Groups.“It’s time to tackle this serious problem in 2019.”SEE ALSO – 19 Laois people to watch out for in 2019 Dumping Eoin Barry, Labour Party representative in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington municipal district has called for the enforcement of sanctions to tackle illegal dumping in Laois.He said: “During the Post-Christmas period, people in Laois will have noticed an increase in littering on the road sides and in isolated areas around the county.“Much of this waste comes from packaging that would have been easily recycled if it had been disposed of properly.“While there has been an increase in illegal dumping in the past week, this is a constant problem all year long.“Those responsible for this reckless waste must be held accountable for their actions and meaningful sanctions should be enforced to tackle this issue. Previous articleFamily raising vital funds for Special Care Baby Unit in PortlaoiseNext articleIn Pictures: Huge turnout at New Year’s Day walk in Timahoe Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Home News Calls to enforce sanctions to tackle illegal dumping in Laois News GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 3rd January 2019 Facebook GAA center_img Pinterest Twitter TAGSEoin BarryIllegal dumping Calls to enforce sanctions to tackle illegal dumping in Laois Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter GAA WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Kelton Cleaners open for business in Lyster Square in Portlaoise

first_imgHome Sponsored Kelton Cleaners open for business in Lyster Square in Portlaoise Sponsored Pinterest Twitter Electric Picnic By LaoisToday Reporter – 30th March 2020 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Laundrettes are among the businesses that permitted to stay open during the Coronavirus restrictions – and Kelton Cleaners in Lyster Square in Portlaoise is open to meet the needs of its customers at this time.Located opposite the libary in Lyster Square, Kelton Cleaners is open Monday to Saturday, from 12noon to 4pm offering:Dry CleaningWash and DryIroning ServiceThe cleaners in Mountmellick and on the Dublin Road owned by Stapo Browne are closed at this time. They will open again on Tuesday, April 14.Sorry for any inconvenience caused.Contact 087 2651930 for collection and delivery.SEE ALSO – Peavoy Financial Planning: Key policy benefits and how they apply during Covid 19 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival TAGSKelton Cleaners WhatsApp Kelton Cleaners open for business in Lyster Square in Portlaoise Pinterest News Electric Picnic Previous articleCoronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Sunday, March 29, 2020Next articleTelfords in Portlaoise and Mountrath: We will supply goods for EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLY LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

A Just Fight with Imperialism!

first_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News News News A Just Fight with Imperialism! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kang Mi Jin – 2013.02.14 7:43pm The North Korean regime has once again reacted strongly to condemnation of its nuclear test, raising the stakes by talking of its right to possess long-range missiles and noting that it will respond firmly to any international censure.Rodong Shinmun, the daily publication of the Chosun Workers’ Party, declared in a Valentine’s Day article, “Time Will Tell,” that “If the imperialists hold their nuclear weapons then we must also have nuclear weapons, if they have ICBMs then we too must have ICBMs, and whatever space weapon it is that they try to threaten us with, so we must also make them scared with the same.”It continued, “Our nuclear power is a just choice and the true peace of mankind,” going on, “That is the best punishment for the imperialists, and is the child of a thousand years of anger and hatred.” The article, a so-called “reasoned argument” piece of a kind that is said to most accurately convey the party line, was carried on page 3 of today’s edition, following a front-page editorial entitled, “[Our] Ten-Million-Strong Army and People Will Trample All Over the Enemy’s Challenge!” and a piece of boilerplate propaganda on page two calling Kim Jong Il “Chosun’s Eternal Strength.”It underscored, “Now we are in the final fight with imperialism, which cannot be compromised with, and will thereafter throw open a new era in the history of mankind, a dramatic victory for independence and the end of imperialism.”center_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Facebook Twitter SHARE News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] last_img read more

Aviva Canada ratings under review

Banks impacted by court ruling on oil well cleanups, Moody’s says James Langton New acquisition bolsters climate risk capacity for Moody’s Adapting brokerage sector looks stable for 2020, Fitch says Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news The rating actions on Aviva plc were driven by the company’s exposure to investments in several eurozone economies, Italy in particular, the rating agency said. And, it notes that Aviva Canada’s ratings are inherently tied to those of Aviva plc. The rating actions on Aviva, and other European (re)insurers, “reflect their exposure to the continued deterioration of the sovereign creditworthiness of several eurozone countries and the negative economic outlook for the region.” A.M. Best says that the ratings for Aviva plc and Aviva Canada will remain under review with negative implications while it examines the parent company’s exposure “to a prolonged adverse economic environment within the eurozone.” Of particular concern, it says, “is the exposure to Italy and Spain’s sovereign bonds and the potential for contagion into other asset classes, particularly holdings of European bank securities.” Additionally, A.M. Best says it will assess the likely impact of “a prolonged financial crisis and recessionary environment on these carriers’ market position and ongoing business operations”. A.M. Best Co. has placed its ratings for Aviva Insurance Company of Canada and its affiliates, under review with negative implications due to European exposure. The rating agency said it’s reviewing the ratings on Aviva Canada (including its affiliates Elite Insurance Company, Pilot Insurance Company, Scottish & York Insurance Company, Limited, S&Y Insurance Company and Traders General Insurance Co.) in the wake of a similar move for its parent company, Aviva plc. Keywords Credit ratingsCompanies Aviva Canada Inc. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more