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Four-legged Frisbee fun on furlough for Douglas’ Fourth

first_img Lota makes a leaping catch during the Super Dog Frisbee Contest in Douglas on July 4, 2016. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO) Lota returns the Frisbee during the Super Dog Frisbee Contest in Douglas on July 4, 2016. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO) Lota lines up his jump to catch a Frisbee during the Super Dog Frisbee Contest in Douglas on July 4, 2016. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO) A small child yells, “He won!”And the kid was right. Lota easily takes first place with the judges. Butch gets third.Lisa Phu, Lota the yellow Lab and Scott Forbes pose for the cameras after winning the Super Dog Frisbee contest in Douglas on July 4, 2016. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)Brandy Scott, Butch the black Lab, and Eric Scott pose for the cameras after taking third place in the Super Dog Frisbee Contest in Douglas on July 4, 2016. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)12 read more

What’s the air quality like in Southeast Alaska without cruise ships? Scientists hope to find out this summer.

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Coronavirus | Environment | Southeast | TourismWhat’s the air quality like in Southeast Alaska without cruise ships? Scientists hope to find out this summer.May 20, 2020 by Claire Stremple, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Haines Share:The Holland America Cruise Ship Westerdam prepares to dock in Juneau July 16, 2012. The ship was fined $250 by the National Park Service for illegally discharging grey water in Glacier Bay National Park. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)Southeast Alaska’s economy is poised to take a hit as most of the season’s cruises cancel. But a rough year for tourism could be a good moment for science. No cruise ships or tour buses mean researchers will be able to measure the region’s baseline air quality.Last year, Southeast residents logged forty-five air quality complaints against cruise ships with the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. Nine of them were in Skagway.But Skagway Mayor Andrew Cremata said the number logged with city hall is many times that.“I’d probably put it in the neighborhood of 60 to 70 last year that I personally got, I don’t know about the official number,” he said.Cremata said one cruise ship company agreed to monitor their emissions this summer. But now that most of the town’s projected arrivals are canceled due to COVID-19 safety concerns, Cremata and regional scientists are interested in a different data set: the baseline.“It’s something completely different and that’s finding out what the difference is during this time of year now that we have a scenario where there are no buses, very few cars, no cruise ships, fewer planes, to kind of see how that compares,” Cremata said.Air quality monitoring in Skagway ongoing after uptick in complaints about cruise ship emissionsThe cruise ship industry maintains that the pollution people see is really just vapor—ships mostly use scrubbers to clean the fumes from their heavy oil engines before it’s pumped into the air above port cities.So the COVID-19 pandemic has the unintended result of providing researchers with something like a control experiment: what is the air quality like in Southeast Alaska without cruise ships?“I think there is a potential to learn something, for sure,” said Michael Bower, the Program Manager for Southeast Alaska’s Inventory and Monitoring Network.It’s part of the National Park Service’s regional effort to monitor the health of the ecosystem. He said the air quality program is in early stages, but should be operational in a few weeks. In prior years, he’s seen evidence that increased traffic in Skagway over the summer may affect the air quality.“When we have done this direct sampling in the past we have had elevated concentrations of nitrogen oxides as well as sulfur dioxide at one of the sites that we’ve sampled that’s near downtown. Whereas we didn’t necessarily have elevated concentrations at other sites that were farther from from the hub of activity in Skagway,” he said.Those elevated pollutant concentrations made Skagway a priority for Bower’s group for the past few years. He’s not out policing the industry⁠—he says the study also looks at the effects of wildfire season on air quality.Bower’s monitoring will be carried out in partnership with Skagway’s Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Superintendent Jason Taylor says last year’s wildfires sparked serious air quality concerns, but the park didn’t collect data then.“When you don’t have data to base decisions on, you’re kind of flying in the dark, right? It’s just a giant gray space and you feel like you need to make or want to make a decision to protect people. And you can’t, because you don’t know what the right decision is,” he said.The data they plan to collect this year is going to help him make health and safety decisions about when to close the park to visitors and staff. The park is even hiring a new biologist to assist with the effort.The network usually monitors in Glacier Bay and near Sitka, but this year it’s unlikely. Skagway has an existing partnership with the Department of Environmental Conservation that makes testing possible this year, with increased social distance and travel restrictions.The Department of Environmental Conservation also conducted an air quality study last year in Juneau. It is unclear at this time whether or not they will continue.Study finds poor air quality aboard cruise shipsShare this story:last_img read more

My LA to Z: Meiko

first_imgUncategorizedMy LA to Z: MeikoThe Los Feliz-based singer-songwriter, who just released her sophomore album, The Bright Side, lists her favorite spots for organic ice cream, finding vintage clothing and the music venue that changed her lifeBy Virginia Isaad – December 12, 2012535ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddIt1  Griffith ParkThe Trails Café has really good avocado sandwiches. I go there to eat and then I’ll hike on the little trail across from the café. It’s a place I go to when I need to think about what I want to do. I get to the top and make three plans or goals to see if I can try and get them done before the next time I go back. When I drive up there and show people how massive L.A. is, it’s a proud moment.Map | More info2  Daikokuya I’m really into Japanese food and I love this ramen place in Little Tokyo. I don’t know if it’s a secret recipe but it’s really amazing ramen. I spend a lot of time in Little Tokyo eating sushi and I was burnt out on it when I found this place. It’s definitely my favorite.Map | More info3    ChibaMy sister turned me on to it and we’ve gone there since we moved to L.A. ten years ago.  It’s a family restaurant, so the owner knows us and sits with us sometimes. It’s got a Cheers vibe. They have the best spicy tuna roll.Map | More info4  Tomato PieThey have a really good gluten-free pizza and I’m not a gluten-free person, but I tried it out and it’s delicious. They’re always playing good music and it’s the local pizza joint with amazing cream soda. They have Mexican coke, which I love. Why aren’t all Cokes like it? They use plain sugar instead of corn syrup and it’s so much better.Map | More info5   The Griddle Cafe Mama’s French Toast is amazing, the bread is so good. My friend Michelle Branch took me there one morning. They also have really good bacon, I’m kind of addicted. This is definitely one of the places where I indulge.Map | More info6   Kind Kreme It’s a raw/vegan ice cream place. I got into a raw phase and I looked up places to try out in L.A. and found this. I feel guilty eating lots of ice cream all the time and this is one place where I don’t feel guilty. They make these amazing milkshakes and I get the chocolate one. It tastes better than regular chocolate.Map | More info7   Kelly NishimotoIt’s my sister’s store in downtown. She makes these pants that are like lounge pants that are called Cute Booty. I have them on now and I can’t stop wearing them. They are really comfortable pants that make your butt look good and I take them on tour all the time.Map | More info 8  Crossroads Trading Co. I love thrift stores and this place is very particular about what they take in. I like recycled clothes so I take my stuff and trade, which makes me nervous because sometimes they don’t like the stuff that I have. They constantly deny me, but if I believe in the item, I’ll take it again but to a different person.Map | More info9   The Varnish It’s kind of an old-time speakeasy and they have mixologists with fancy drinks and big ice cubes. They’re always playing cool jazz or piano, so it feels very underground and fancy but it’s not too expensive. I love spicy drinks so I always get something with jalapeno but it’s never exactly the same.Map | More info10  Bulan It’s a vegetarian Thai place and they have these chicken-less chicken wings that are crazy good. I would choose them over any other chicken wings in L.A.Map | More info11  True Tone I bought my last two guitars there. I had a guitar that I didn’t really play, so I went there and traded it for a new guitar that I play it all the time.Map | More info12  Hotel Café I used to work there as a waitress and they gave me a chance to start playing there. I stopped working there and went on tour. It’s a place I love and it’s changed my life. It’s one of the coolest venues I’ve been to in the world.Map | More infoPhotographs courtesy (in order): (1) wikipedia.org, (2) dkramen.com (3) japaneserestaurantinfo.com/chiba/, (4) facebook.com/tomatopiepizza, (5)facebook.com/pages/The-Griddle-Cafe, (6) facebook.com/kindkreme, (7) kellynishimoto.com, (8) crossroadstrading.com/, (9)213nightlife.com/thevarnish, (10) facebook.com/pages/Bulan-Thai-Vegetarian-Kitchen/230943930561, (11)facebook.com/truetonemusiconline,12) facebook.com/thehotelcafe TAGSL.A. CultureMeikoPrevious articleL.A. Cocktail Geek Holiday Gift IdeasNext articleBeachwood BBQ & Brewing Debuts First Bottled Beer; Several More to ComeVirginia Isaad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

Endangered crocodiles hatch at Florida zoo

first_imgMIAMI, Fla. – Crocodile cuteness! Critically endangered Orinoco crocodile eggs started hatching at Zoo Miami this week. Photo: Zoo MiamiJust before Mother’s Day weekend, seven crocodile eggs have fully hatched out of a total of 45 that were laid by the mother crocodile on February 5, Zoo Miami officials announced.Photo: Zoo MiamiSeveral other eggs have also pipped and started the process of hatching. Photo: Zoo MiamiZoo staff expects the hatching to continue into next week, according to a statement from Zoo Miami. Zoo Miami celebrates 1-month birthday of adorable river otters March 8, 2021 AdvertisementTags: crocodilehatchZoo Miami International Flamingo Day: Are the fabulous feathered birds native to Florida? April 27, 2021 AdvertisementPhoto: Zoo MiamiThe eggs were moved to an incubator after they were discovered to protect them from outdoor elements. As one of the world’s most critically endangered crocodile species, the Orinoco crocodile is typically found near Venezuela and Colombia. The species is critically endangered due to overhunting, wildlife officials said. Zoo Miami staff said they hope to eventually return the hatchlings to the wild. Crocodile at Florida zoo undergoes surgery to remove shoe February 23, 2021 10-foot crocodile recovers from surgery after swallowing shoe February 16, 2021center_img AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementlast_img read more

Wins for Portlaoise, O’Dempsey’s, Courtwood and Arles-Killeen in tonight’s football action

first_imgHome Sport GAA Wins for Portlaoise, O’Dempsey’s, Courtwood and Arles-Killeen in tonight’s football action SportGAAGaelic Football By Alan Hartnett – 13th April 2019 Pinterest GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Pinterestcenter_img Wins for Portlaoise, O’Dempsey’s, Courtwood and Arles-Killeen in tonight’s football action Facebook Previous articleBREAKING: Massive fire on M7 motorway outside PortlaoiseNext articleWATCH: Relief as nobody injured in shocking M7 Motorway fire 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. ACFL DIVISION 1APortlaoise 1-9 Portarlington 1-4Portlaoise welcomed back most of the county contingent – including a midfield appearance for Laois goalkeeper Graham Brody – in Rathleague this even as they recorded their fourth straight win to continue their unbeaten start to ACFL Division 1A.Playing with the aid of a strong breeze, the home side raced into a considerable early lead of 1-6 to 0-1 by the 21st minute, their goal coming from Benny Carroll.Port’s cause wasn’t helped by two missed penalties in that opening half though they recovered with a Stephen O’Neill goal and only trailed 1-6 to 1-2 at the break.Port got the deficit back to three points with ten minutes remaining but Portlaoise had enough in the tank and hit a couple of late scores to run out five-point winners in the end.SCORERS – Portlaoise: Benny Carroll 1-2, Ronan McEvoy 0-2, Paul Cahillane (free), Ricky Maher, Conor Boyle, David Holland and Jason Maher 0-1 each. Portarlington Steven O’Neill 1-0, Colm Murphy 0-3 (0-2 frees), Jake Foster 0-1.PORTLAOISE: Michael Nolan; Michael Dowling, David Seale, Brian ‘Beano’ McCormack; Paddy Downey, Kieran Lillis, David Holland; Graham Brody, Conor Boyle; Ronan McEvoy, Damon Larkin, Benny Carroll; Jason Maher, Paul Cahillane, Ricky Maher.PORTARLINGTON: Scott Osbourne; Dean Foster, Cathal Ryan, Alex Mohan; Cathal Bennett,  Jason Moore, Graham Weldon; Keith Bracken, Paddy O’Sullivan; Steven O’Neill, Colm Murphy, Jonathan Fulham; Adam Ryan; Ronan Coffey, Daragh Galvin. Sub: Jake Foster for RyanO’Dempsey’s 3-13 O’Dempsey’s 2-11Matthew Finlay helped himself to six points and Shane Nerney, Mark Barry and Barry Kelly got a goal each as O’Dempsey’s picked up their second ACFL Division 1A win and consigned Arles-Kilcruise to a fourth straight defeat.The sides were level 1-6 apiece at half time but goals in quick succession from Barry and Nerney swung the tie in O’Dempsey’s favour.Chris Conway pulled one back for Arles but O’Dempsey’s did enough to see it out from there.O’DEMPSEY’S: Podge Bannon; Cormac O’Hora, Peter O’Leary, Keith Kavanagh; Tommy Kehoe, Robbie Kehoe, Tom Kelly; Shane Nerney, Barry Kelly; Brian Nugent, Johnny Kelly, Mark Barry; Mathew Finlay, Dan McCormack, Barry HowlinARLES-KILCRUISE: Ciaran Lawlor; Anthony McElroy, Stephen Miller, PJ Lawlor; JP Conway, Colm Munnelly, Cialann Mulhall; Kevin Meaney, Fran Egan; Dylan Walters, Brendan Conway, David Conway; Liam Whelan. Ross Munnelly, Chris Conway.St Joseph’s v Graiguecullen St Joseph’s and Graiguecullen will have to meet again after tonight’s game between the pair was abandoned at half time.The game had to be stopped after referee Clifford Ward suffered a calf injury and the Portarlington whistler was unable to continue.Graiguecullen led by 0-5 to 0-2 at the time with Aaron Forbes, Jamie Parr and Danny Bolger among the scorers.James Kelly and Enda Butler had pointed for Joseph’s in the opening half hour but this game will have to be refixed.ACFL DIVISION 1BCourtwood 1-9 Stradbally 0-6 14-man Courtwood had too much for Stradbally this evening as they ran out six point winners.They had to play the last quarter of the game with 14 men after Paddy Wilson was dismissed but they had done enough by that stage to see out the win.Danny Luttrell kicked four points for the home side in the first half who also benefited from a fortuitous goal after a shot from long range ended up in the Stradbally net.Podge Fitzpatrick and Tom Shiel scored for Stradbally in the first half but two points was all they could muster.Alan Kinsella added another point to Courtwood’s total before the break to make it 1-5 to 0-2 at half time.Stradbally were more competitive in the second half as Colm Kelly, Tom Shiel and Jack Deegan pointed early in the second half.Luke Doyle and Cian Doyle replied for Courtwood but they were then dealt a blow when Paddy Wilson was sent off.However, they grabbed the next two points via Kinsella and Cian Doyle to regain their composure and move ahead again.Liam Knowles got a late point for Stradbally butSCORERS – COURTWOOD: Danny Luttrell 1-4, Luke Doyle 0-1, Cian Doyle 0-2, Alan Kinsella 0-2 STRADBALLY: Tom Shiel 0-2, Colm Kelly 0-1, Podge Fitzpatrick 0-1, Jack Deegan 0-1, Liam Knowles 0-1COURTWOOD: Matthew Byron, Barry Donnolly, Mark O’Halloran, Andrew Flynn; Sean O’Flynn, Robert Flynn, Seth Burns-Mooney; Paddy Wilson, Conor Hogan; Danny Luttrell, Alan Kinsella, Cian Doyle; Michael Doyle, Luke Doyle, Andrew Mulhare.STRADBALLY: Jack Larkin; Colm Clancy, Eamon Conlon, Liam Clancy; John Clancy, Liam Knowles, Podge Fitzpatrick; Jack Deegan, Eoin Buggie; Kilian Mcgannon, Colm Kelly, Wayne Comerford; Jack Langton, Tom Shiel, Andrew Houlihan. Subs: Podge Langton for HoulihanReferee: Joe Brennan (Crettyard)Killeshin 0-12 Arles-Killeen 1-10 Arles-Killeen joined Ballylinan at the top of Division 1B following a one point win over Killeshin this evening.In a game of tight margins, Sean O’Shea’s goal proved the difference in the end for the away side who collected their third win of the campaign.Arles-Killeen are off next weekend before hosting league leaders Ballylinan in their next game.Meanwhile, Killeshin host third-placed Courtwood in their next game where they will be hoping to claim a win that would take them out of the relegation places.SEE ALSO – Massive fire on M7 motorway outside Portlaoise GAA WhatsApp Twitter It was a very busy evening on the football field as five games took place in the top two Divisions in Laois.Portlaoise, O’Dempsey’s, Courtwood and Arles-Killeen emerged victorious while one game had to be abandoned.Check out reports on all of the games below: Facebook TAGSACFL Division 1AArles-Kilcruise v O’Dempsey’sPortarlington v Portlaoise last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Friday, August 16, 2019

first_img Pinterest TAGSDeaths in Laois 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Deaths in Laois – Friday, August 16, 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory By LaoisToday Reporter – 16th August 2019 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Previous articleWhy your child should learn to swim …Next articleBorris-Kilcotton and Clough-Ballacolla to do battle in Laois SHC LaoisToday Reporter Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Marcella Collins (née Cummins)Station Road, Portarlington, LaoisMarcella died at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Loving wife of the late Michael. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Mary, Marcella, Anne, Hilary and Claire, brothers Paddy and Dinny, sister-in-law Maureen, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Wednesday from 7pm with Rosary at 9pm.Terry McVeighEnniscorthy/PortlaoiseFormerly Clonminam Road, Portlaoise. Beloved wife of the late Tommy and dearly loved mother of Anne, Marie, Pauric, Thomas, Gerard and Eamonn. Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandson, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at her home (Sunday) from 12 noon. Funeral arriving at St. Aidan’s Cathedral Monday for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.Joe KeoghThe Lake Road, Ballybrittas, LaoisPeacefully in the loving care of the staff of St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Mick, sisters Phil Mason (England) and Carmel Fennelly (Portlaoise), brother-in-law Teddy, sister-in-law Anne, nephews, nieces relatives and friends.Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Monday from 6:30pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday at 11:20am arriving St John’s Church Killenard for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Thursday, August 15, 2019 Pinterest GAA Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Friday, August 16, 2019 Deaths Twitter GAA Twitter WhatsApp GAA WhatsApplast_img read more

In Pictures: The Laois School Christmas Concert that really Rocks

first_img GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results TAGSChristmas ConcertThe Rock NS See Also: Carol Service in Killeen not to be missed See Also: The Laois Today store is open for all your Christmas stocking fillers Facebook Twitter And the entertainment was top notch, with much emphasis on the true meaning and real spirit of Christmas, the story of the nativity in Bethlehem to the fore as well as the joy of sharing, caring and giving.Santa Claus of course was to the fore, with an international flavour in a feature on ‘Christmas Around the World’ and how it is celebrated elsewhere and for fun, lots of sing-a-long opportunities and some Abba and Keane hits thrown in for good measure.On stage were the pupils from the junior and senior infants as well as 1st and 2nd class who had been prepared for the concert by Ms Armitage, Ms Mc Wey, Ms Molloy and Ms Parkinson.They will be a hard act to follow when the rest of the pupils from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th present the second installment of the show this Thursday, December 14 from 12 noon.If it is half as good as the younger classes it too will be a big hit.Meanwhile school principal, Mr Ahern thanked the parents’ council for all their work and support and fundraising raffle.He had a special word of gratitude to all his teaching staff for “their unfailing energy and dedication to the children in all aspects of their education.“The school is blessed to have Ms Kirwan, Ms Armitage, Ms Mc Wey, Ms Molloy, Ms Parkinson, Ms Slevin, Ms Behan, Ms Meacle, Ms Collier, Mr Fennelly, Ms Flynn, Ms O’ Neill and Ms Rochford,” he said. The Junior Infants from the Rock NS present their version of the Nativity during their Christmas Concert this week. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and you couldn’t get a more joyous, fun or entertaining an occasion than The Rock National School Christmas Concert this week. It was in a word, uplifting.Of course all parents, grandparents and family think their kids are the best, the cutest and most talented and so it was in The Rock GAA Club Centre where the teachers from the neighbouring school staged this year’s Christmas Concert.There was a dazzling array of Christmas jumpers, elves, wise men, shepherds, angels and each and every one a star as they took their turn to take to the stage.School Principal, Mr Liam Ahern was on hand to greet the assembled audience and he too got in to the spirit of the occasion as he donned some seasonal attire while sporting a Christmas tie and Santa hat.But centre stage were the children as dotting parents captured it all on their phones, precious memories of school days which will be shared for years to come. WhatsApp Twitter In Pictures: The Laois School Christmas Concert that really Rocks Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Pinterest Previous articleLaois Ladies Minor panel for 2020 season announcedNext articleLaois Sports Hall fiasco – no application was ever made John WhelanJohn Whelan has been a journalist, commentator, columnist, political analyst, campaigner, politician and publisher ever since he was 17. Having been Editor of the Leinster Express, Offaly Express and the Leinster Leader he has also contributed extensively on a number of issues to all of the country’s flagship titles and programmes including the Irish Press, The Irish Independent, the Star, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times and Prime Time. He is founder of Communicate Ireland a PR, public affairs, event management and media services company.He is the author of the popular camping blog, Vanhalla – Camper Heaven. By John Whelan – 11th December 2019 GAA WhatsApp Facebook Home News Education In Pictures: The Laois School Christmas Concert that really Rocks NewsEducation RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

OSC accuses firm with failing to prevent market manipulation

first_img James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img According to the OSC’s allegations, Oasis hosts approximately 200 day traders at 40 branch offices in China who breached securities laws by engaging in “at least 460 instances” of manipulative trading on Canadian securities markets between November 2013 and December 2014. “The orders entered by these traders created a false or misleading appearance of market activity which allowed them to trade at artificial prices,” the OSC alleges. Pang did not know about the manipulative trading, the OSC says, but he nevertheless “ought to have known.” The OSC says that Pang worked with JitneyTrade Inc., which provides Oasis with direct electronic access to the markets, to identify and sanction any manipulative trading — but the OSC says he should have done more. The OSC alleges that Pang “failed to adequately monitor trading activities at Oasis and ensure there was an adequate compliance structure in place to identify and prevent possible manipulative trading.” In addition, the OSC says that Pang’s ultimately responsible for Oasis’ compliance with Ontario securities law. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is accusing an offshore day trading shop with failing to prevent market manipulation by some of its traders. The OSC will hold a hearing on Dec. 14 to consider a possible settlement agreement with Zhen (Steven) Pang and his firm, Hamilton, Ont.-based Oasis World Trading Inc., which stands accused of failing to prevent abusive trading tactics, such as intraday “spoofing” by its team of day traders in China. The terms of the settlement will only be revealed if the OSC approves the deal after a hearing. last_img read more

Housing Ministry Doing Socioeconomic Survey at Galleon Beach

first_imgHousing Ministry Doing Socioeconomic Survey at Galleon Beach UncategorizedAugust 9, 2006 RelatedHousing Ministry Doing Socioeconomic Survey at Galleon Beach RelatedHousing Ministry Doing Socioeconomic Survey at Galleon Beach Advertisementscenter_img RelatedHousing Ministry Doing Socioeconomic Survey at Galleon Beach FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A research team from the Ministry of Housing, Transport Water and Works is undertaking a socioeconomic survey at Galleon Beach in St. Elizabeth, to determine the suitability of providing government housing for some 200 families, who have informally settled on 33.36 hectares (83.4 acres) of land in the area.Senior Director in the Ministry, Doreen Prendergast, told JIS News that an initial reconnaissance of the area was done last month, which set the stage for the survey. “The persons there were notified that we would be coming back to do the survey. During the reconnaissance, we also used the opportunity to test the questionnaire to see if it had any shortcomings,” she informed.In addition to identifying infrastructural needs, the study, which should take between four to six months, will help the Ministry garner information about income, family size, accumulated savings and National Housing Trust (NHT) contributions, Ms. Ferguson said. “This will help us to know the type of people we are relating to and their ability to take on a benefit,” she added.Cabinet in February approved the acquisition of the land as part of government’s continuing efforts to support measures to provide Jamaicans secure settlement and housing.The property, which measures 48.72 hectares (121.8 acres) in total, is owned by Federal Realty and Trust Company Limited.Once the completion of the acquisition process has taken place, the land will be further developed and sold to the occupants. The purchase price of the land and any other cost incurred by the Ministry will be recovered from the proceeds of the sale to the occupants.The cost of the project will be verified as a result of the socioeconomic survey, which will identify key facilities to be included in the housing development.last_img read more

Armand-Frappier Museum Will Present Bilingual Travelling Exhibition Pandemics

first_imgArmand-Frappier Museum Will Present Bilingual Travelling Exhibition Pandemics From: Canadian HeritageThe Government of Canada supports the Armand-Frappier MuseumThrough its exhibitions, laboratory workshops, off-site activities, science camps and other programs, the Armand-Frappier Museum awakens and fosters curiosity about the health sciences in people of all ages. The Government of Canada is pleased to invest in institutions like this that promote knowledge of our scientific heritage.It was in this spirit that Annie Koutrakis, Member of Parliament (Vimy), today announced funding of $366,023 for the Armand-Frappier Museum for its proposed bilingual travelling exhibition Pandemics. She made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.This funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Museums Assistance Program, will allow the Museum to offer the public an exhibition on the history of pandemics through the ages. Divided into six zones, the exhibition will explore this theme through scientific, social and historical perspectives. Pandemics will be presented at the Armand-Frappier Museum in Laval from June 20, 2022, to June 16, 2023. After that, it will be at the Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site until October 2023.Quotes“Museums across Canada and Quebec play a central role in the vitality of our communities and their cultural enrichment. The completion of this project will allow the public to enjoy an interactive exhibition on a subject that has directly affected us over the last few months: pandemics. This is a great educational initiative that helps diversify the museum and scientific activities available in Laval and the surrounding region.”-The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage“I am delighted with the creation of this new exhibition, which will allow visitors to discover rich and informative human health-related collections on the Museum’s new premises. The Museum is sure to attract many visitors with this wonderful new project.”-Annie Koutrakis, Member of Parliament (Vimy)“The Museum team graciously thanks the Government of Canada for its support for its upcoming exhibition on pandemics. This temporary exhibition will be presented at the opening of the Museum’s new facilities in 2022. It will demystify the world of microorganisms, present infectious diseases and decode epidemics and pandemics that have affected humanity, including, most recently, COVID-19. It aims to better equip us for the future under similar circumstances.”-Guylaine Archambault, Executive Director of the Armand-Frappier MuseumQuick factsThe mission of the Armand-Frappier Museum is to facilitate the understanding of scientific issues related to human health by offering educational activities to the general public. The Museum presents exhibitions and offers its visitors laboratory activities, guided tours, workshops, science camps and many other activities.The Pandemics exhibition will be presented at the opening of the Museum’s new facilities in 2022. The Armand-Frappier Museum will move into a building adjacent the Cosmodome, and will house laboratories, exhibition rooms and a multifunctional room. This new facility will be made possible thanks in part to the $2.7 million provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.The Museums Assistance Program supports heritage institutions and workers in order to preserve and exhibit heritage collections. The program fosters the preservation of Indigenous cultural heritage and facilitates access to heritage collections by all Canadians. It also promotes the advancement of knowledge, skills and professional practices related to key museum functions. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). 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