Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 16, 2017 – Providenciales – Motorists can now license their vehicles any weekday due to a recently announced stride at the Road Traffic Department. In late July, Minister responsible, Delroy Williams announced that licensing would be expanded from just the Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to every weekday. The measure, he said, will greatly ease the frustrations of thousands of motorists.During his ministerial statement on July 27, Minister Williams explained that a cost saving measure is also taken regarding the decals for vehicles. It will mean no excess stock and it will hopefully bring to an end the problem of the #RoadTrafficDepartment running out of the stickers which validate all motor vehicles as licensed by Government.It was also explained that “equipment is being installed in North Caicos and South Caicos to facilitate the drivers license process and soon, very soon,” he said, “motorists will not have to travel to Provo or Grand Turk to obtain or renew a driver’s license.”Another soon to come from the Ministry of Home Affairs, a ground breaking for the new post office construction in Providenciales in a matter of weeks as Minister Delroy Williams, in the House of Assembly last month explained the contract for work to begin has already been signed. A stand alone home for the Provo Post Office has not existed since February 2014, when the former site was shut down due to infestation and dilapidation.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #RoadTrafficDepartment
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bermuda, January 17, 2018 – A lecture to better understand the life cycle and value of the black grouper to the Bermudian marine landscape will be held this month and is hosted by the Bermuda Zoological society. The black grouper or what some call the rockfish are a rarity in the waters surrounding the island these days.They are hard to catch yet over 1 million pounds of the fish have been pulled from the waters in the last 40 years. Most believe this estimate is conservative because it is based upon the honesty of fishermen. Overfishing of the black grouper and infrastructural development have worked in tandem to greatly diminish stocks; the lecture by Dr. Tammy Warren, Sr Marine Resources Officer will hopefully open eyes and save Black grouper lives.#BlackGrouper#Bermudablackgrouperoverfished#DrTammyWarren Related Items:#Bermudablackgrouperoverfished, #BlackGrouper, #DrTammyWarren
Posted: February 1, 2018 Dan Plante, Dan Plante February 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Thursday to its highest amount since Sept. 9, 2015, increasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.387.The average price has risen 17 consecutive days, increasing 17.5 cents, including 1.2 cents on Wednesday, according to figures from the AAA an Oil Price Information Service. It is 10.9 cents more than one week ago, 26.1 cents higher than one month ago and 53.9 cents greater than one year ago.The average price has risen 26.1 cents since the start of the year. How San Diegans are dealing with increased gas prices Updated: 8:59 PM
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 SettingsCORONADO (KUSI) — Those brightly colored rental bikes seem to be popping up all over San Deigo County.However, in one coastal community, city officials are taking some extra steps to keep them out.Coronado has adopted a new enforcement policy to stop the dumping of the dockless rental bikes on public right-of-ways, such as sidewalks, streets, alleys, parks and beaches.The City of Coronado does not have a contract with any of the dockless bike companies, which rent bikes through an app and allow the users to leave them in any location.After hearing numerous complaints from residents and business owners that the bikes were being abandoned in random locations and posed a risk to public safety, city leaders have adopted a new policy to keep the bikes from blocking streets and other right-of-ways.The policy allows police to tag an abandoned bike. If the bicycle is not removed within two hours, the bike can be impounded. Coronado will charge the bike companies a fine before they can reclaim their property.Those penalties may range from $100 for a first violation, $200 for a second and $500 for any violations that follow. Mayor Richard Bailey said he was not opposed to those bicyclists who want to ride through Coronado, but he doesn’t want the bikes to be left in the city.“If a user currently leaves a bike on a sidewalk, the bike companies have been notified. We’ve requested that they remove the bikes from our public sidewalks since they don’t have a commercial use permit. If the bike operators are unwilling to remove the bike from our sidewalk, then we have the ability to remove it ourselves,” Bailey said.One of the bike sharing companies, “Ofo” said it appreciated the city’s concerns and has already suggested ways for the company and the City to collaborate, “without the use of public resources.”LimeBikes told said it has not distributed bikes in Coronado and it will continue to conduct an outreach program “to ensure we’re addressing any challenges and best serving the needs of the community.” Sasha Foo Sasha Foo, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:31 PM March 20, 2018 Coronado uses impounds and fines to stop dockless rental bike dumping Posted: March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018 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 SettingsA task force from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department will determine whether to re-open the investigation into the death of Rebecca Zahau.Two weeks ago, Adam Shacknai was found responsible for her death in a civil trial.After the trial, Sheriff Bill Gore met with the Zahau’s family attorney Keith Greer and agreed to take a second look at the evidence.According to Greer, Zahau’s family is determined to remove the stigma of suicide from her death. Posted: April 17, 2018 SD sheriff’s Department to re-evaluate investigation of Rebecca Zahau’s death KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Coronado, Keith Greer, Rebecca Zahau, San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Bill Gore, Zahau FacebookTwitter
KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Border Patrol seizes almost $100,000 worth of cocaine June 24, 2019 CAMPO ( KUSI) – U.S. Border Patrol agents Monday announced the recent arrest of a Mexican citizen who allegedly had nearly 10 pounds of cocaine, worth almost $100,000, hidden inside his car.The driver was identified as a 25-year-old Mexican citizen who possessed a Border Crosser Card, said U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco.Francisco added the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office would release the suspect*s name.At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, agents at the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on westbound Interstate 8 ordered a second inspection of a silver 2007 Volkswagen Jetta, according to the Border Patrol.During the inspection a Border Patrol K-9 team examined the vehicle, which resulted in an alert, Francisco said.Agents discovered four bundles hidden in an after-market compartment inside the dashboard, Francisco said.Agents removed the four bundles, which weighed 9.88 pounds, Francisco said, adding the substance tested positive for cocaine and was valued at $98,800.The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Francisco said, adding the U.S. Border Patrol seized the vehicle.He added that as of May 31, the San Diego Sector Border Patrol has seized 996.94 pounds of cocaine valued at $9,969,400 during fiscal year 2019. Posted: June 24, 2019
BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Village’s Outdoor Market celebrates its opening day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The first 100 visitors will receive reusable market bags filled with fun freebies.During peak season, more than 50 vendors participate. Farm-fresh eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, onions, yams, peppers and herbs will be available for purchase.Opening day will be coupled with the grand opening of Battle Ground Village’s apartment complex, Seasons on the Park.The market is at Southeast Grace Avenue and Rasmussen Blvd. in Battle Ground. For more information, visit http://bgvillage.com.
Collective medical marijuana gardens will be allowed in certain city zones, as the Vancouver City Council voted 6-1 on Monday to approve them.Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt acknowledged that the ordinance isn’t going to please everyone, as people who testified Monday said the zoning rules were too restrictive.“We can take that up and evaluate it over the next year,” Leavitt said. “We always have the option to amend our ordinances.”While more than two dozen people showed up at City Hall, only six testified. Five spoke in favor of the ordinance and one person — who works for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office — remained neutral.Sgt. Shane Gardner, speaking as a neighborhood association leader, said he understands that the city councilors were in a difficult spot as they are caught between conflicting state and federal laws. He said he appreciated the code restrictions, such as the fact that gardens must be at least 1,000 feet from schools, community centers, public parks, licensed day care facilities and other collective gardens.James Barber, who has sued the city over the extended moratorium on collective gardens, said medical marijuana shouldn’t be treated differently from other prescription drugs.“Do you want to get into people’s medicine cabinets?” Barber asked.Vancouver resident Matt Wood said he feels people who grow medical marijuana for terminally ill patients get lumped in with people who abuse the system.
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids’ meals.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members of Congress in a letter Friday that the department will do away with daily and weekly limits of meats and grains. Several lawmakers wrote the department after the new rules went into effect in September saying kids aren’t getting enough to eat.School administrators also complained, saying set maximums on grains and meats are too limiting as they try to plan daily meals.“This flexibility is being provided to allow more time for the development of products that fit within the new standards while granting schools additional weekly menu planning options to help ensure that children receive a wholesome, nutritious meal every day of the week,” Vilsack said in a letter to Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.The new guidelines were intended to address increasing childhood obesity levels. They set limits on calories and salt, and phase in more whole grains. Schools must offer at least one vegetable or fruit per meal. The department also dictated how much of certain food groups could be served.While nutritionists and some parents have praised the new school lunch standards, others, including many conservative lawmakers, refer to them as government overreach. Yet many of those same lawmakers also have complained about hearing from constituents who say their kids are hungry at school.Though broader calorie limits are still in place, the rules tweak will allow school lunch planners to use as many grains and as much meat as they want. In comments to USDA, many had said grains shouldn’t be limited because they are a part of so many meals, and that it was difficult to always find the right size of meat.
Tesoro, Savage officials address concernsAs state regulators prepare to vet a controversial plan to build the region’s largest oil-handling terminal in Vancouver, hundreds of opponents on Tuesday delivered an overwhelming message:The damage and risk from such an operation would reach well beyond Vancouver and Clark County, opponents said.More than 300 people filed into Clark College’s Gaiser Hall. The vast majority of them — many clad in red shirts — oppose the project for a variety of reasons. An hour and a half into the hearing, not a single person had spoken in favor of the proposal.But Tuesday’s hearing wasn’t a popularity contest. The state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council held the hearing as part of its “scoping” process, during which the group will decide what should and should not be included in the environmental review of the project.Attendees urged council members to make that review as broad as possible, considering everything from local air quality affected by emissions from the facility itself, to compounding the implications of global climate change by eventually burning oil that’s extracted from North Dakota. Opponents also highlighted environmental risks to the Columbia River ecosystem, and to the communities along the railroads that would bring oil through the region.Among those against the plan are members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4, who have voted to oppose the terminal, said President Cager Clabaugh. That’s despite the fact that the union would benefit from some of the jobs the facility promises.
Heath Henderson, engineering and construction division manager for Clark County Public Works, has been named interim department director by county commissioners.The appointment will last up to six months while commissioners decide on who should succeed Pete Capell, who resigned as public works chief to become Camas city administrator.The director of public works also serves as county engineer.Henderson, a licensed professional engineer, has worked for the county since 1998, according to a county news release.He worked as a civil engineer, environmental permitting manager and design section manager before being named engineering and construction division manager in 2007.He has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Maine and belongs to the American Public Works Association.
A woman and her son remained hospitalized Monday night after a deer caused their sport utility vehicle to go into a ravine Friday afternoon. Jennifer Hanes, 35, of La Center was still at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Monday night; she was listed in satisfactory condition. Her 9-year-old son, Ethan Hanes, improved to serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.The boy was originally admitted in critical condition after he was flown to the hospital from the crash site northwest of Lucia Falls Park. Jennifer Hanes was northbound in the 30000 block of Northeast 152nd Avenue around 1 p.m. Friday when a deer suddenly ran out in front of the vehicle, causing her to swerve and crash into a ravine, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. She had to be cut from the SUV. The deer was killed on impact.
A longtime anti-government activist’s house was sold at a public auction Tuesday, potentially ending Clark County’s years-long effort to collect back property tax payments from the man.The county’s treasurer’s office sold the property for $63,099. David Darby, who hadn’t paid taxes on his Amboy property since 2008, owed the county nearly $23,000. If the sale goes through, the treasurer’s office expects to recoup Darby’s unpaid taxes from the new owner, along with other fees associated with the auction. The property has a total taxable value of $154,712.The high bidder, Richard Grady of Vancouver, has until 4 p.m. today to pay the treasurer’s office, or else the property will be put up for sale again, according to the treasurer’s office.Despite the sale, Darby has said he has no intention of vacating the 4.7-acre property, where a manufactured home rests on blocks. But with the auction completed, Treasurer Doug Lasher said the county’s involvement with Darby is conceivably over.“We’re done with it,” he said. “This is (now) a private matter between Mr. Darby and the new owner.”The online auction of the property came on the heels of a court ruling. Darby, a onetime local militia leader, proclaimed himself a sovereign citizen in 2008 and 2009. Sovereign citizens believe they’re exempt from paying property taxes and other fees. He stopped paying property taxes in 2009, leading to a years-long legal dispute.
Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has moved its employee eyecare benefits online with the introduction of e-vouchers. Over 1,000 employees have access to these vouchers, provided by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, which cover safety eyewear, sight tests, driver eyecare and DSE eyecare.The vouchers can be purchased and distributed electronically via the new online managment system. Redemption reports and eye examination due dates are also stored on the system.Stuart Logan, buyer at Balfour Beatty, said: “We have been using Specsavers Corporate Eyecare for our eyecare provision for some time, and were keen to experience the benefit of the online vouchers.“We place our orders on the secure portal on the Specsavers website and make the payment there and then. This means we have instant access to the vouchers.”We can email the E-vouchers straight to each relevant individual and they can even present them at the Specsavers store on their smartphone.”
Rail operation organisation Northern, which employs 5,600 staff, has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.The organisation has increased pay for 185 employees, including train presentation operatives, to raise wages from £7.83 an hour to the voluntary living wage rate of £8.45 an hour. The pay increase came into effect in July.The living wage accreditation confirms Northern’s commitment to pay both direct employees and third-party contractors at least the voluntary living wage rate.The living wage is an independently set hourly rate of pay that is calculated according to the basic cost of living. It is paid on a voluntary basis by employers and updated annually. Currently, the living wage rate is set at £8.45 an hour for employees across the UK, and £9.75 an hour for staff who work in London. The higher London living wage rate reflects the increased costs associated with living in the capital.The voluntary living wage is distinct from the statutory national living wage that is paid to employees aged 25 and over. The national living wage rate is currently set at £7.50 an hour.Alan Chaplin, managing director at Northern, said: “When we started the franchise in April 2016 we made a number of firm commitments around our people, including gaining the living wage accreditation.“To be recognised as a living wage employer almost 18 months on is another proud achievement for Northern and it follows a recent 2.6% pay rise for all our frontline employees.“Joining the Living Wage Foundation reflects the value we place in our people, ensuring they have sufficient income to support their families.”
Just over £1.6 billion was paid out by the group risk industry over 2017, showing a £120.5 million increase on payments made in 2016, according to research by industry body Group Risk Development (Grid).The research, which is based on claims data from Grid’s provider members, also found that 25,906 claims were made in 2017 for group life assurance, group income protection and group critical illness.The research also found:Group life policies paid £1,067 billion for 9,404 claims in 2017. The average claim amount for group life policies in 2017 was £113,479.Group income protection policies paid out £466.5 million a year, towards 15,322 claims over 2017; this is an increase of £107.8 million compared to 2016. The average claim amount for group income protection policies was £24,257 a year in 2017.In 2017, £84.3 million was paid out for 1,180 group critical illness claims, which is an increase of £12.7 million from 2016. The average new claim amount in 2017 was £71,463.33.1% of all claims submitted were able to return to work during 2017 because of early intervention measures; 52% of these individuals used the available early interventions to help with mental illness, and 17% used them to overcome musculoskeletal problems.68% of group critical illness claims in 2017 related to cancer, compared to 43% of group life claims and 24.2% of group income protection claims.24.5% of group income protection claims over 2017 related to mental illness, 14% of group life claims related to heart disease and 9% of group critical illness claims were for heart attack cases.7,879 individuals accessed extra help and support during 2017, following a referral by a group risk insurer. Of the 5,255 group income protection claims that went into payment during 2016, 1,955 individuals were supported by their group risk policy to make a full return to work in 2016 or 2017.Of those group critical illness claims that were not paid out in 2017, 49% were because the employee’s condition did not meet the definition of critical illness being claimed for. 48% were because the claim was for a pre-existing or related condition excluded under the policy.98% of the group income protection claims that were not paid in 2017 were because the employee did not meet the definition of disability.Of the group life claims that were not paid out in 2017, 39% were because the claim did not comply with policy terms and 33% were because the employee did not meet actively at work conditions.Katharine Moxham (pictured), spokesperson at Grid, said: “Once again, it’s great to be able to show how employer-sponsored group risk protection benefits support people through some really difficult times through a financial pay-out as well as in other ways.“Grid’s latest employer research cites the key reasons why employers provide group risk benefits. These include helping with recruitment and retention [or] differentiating their [organisation], being able to recoup the costs in improved productivity and team morale, and paternalism.“Enlightened employers see exactly how group risk benefits and their inherent additional services help with engagement and productivity, support employee wellbeing and enable a business to fulfil its duty of care. They also ensure fair and consistent treatment of people, and can put businesses in a prime position to comply with their role in the government’s ambitions for healthier and more inclusive workforces.“One size doesn’t fit all; people’s needs are met when they are treated as individuals. These figures illustrate the very real difference that group risk protection products make to peoples’ lives day in and day out.”
MIAMI (WSVN) – Cameras rolled as a woman was literally dragged out of a taxicab by a thief and robbed at a Miami gas station.According to Miami Police, cellphone video taken on March 17 showed the thief grabbing the victim’s purse, and even dragging her out of a taxi cab, to steal it from her.The woman eventually got the purse back. However, the thief managed to take her cell phone and $200.The violent theft occurred at the Shell gas station located along Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 54th Street.If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man accused of robbing a woman at knife-point at a Southwest Miami-Dade ATM has been arrested.The suspect, 49-year-old Jesus Martinez Rodriguez, was charged with armed robbery, Wednesday.Related: Woman robbed of $700 at knife-point in KendallPolice said Rodriguez was caught on surveillance video as he approached a woman using a Chase bank ATM on Oct. 4.The victim said he pulled out a knife and demanded money before he took off with about $700 from the woman’s account.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A boat with two people on board was engulfed by flames, Friday, in Miami Beach.According to Miami Beach Fire Rescue, the boat caught fire near Collins Avenue and 59th Street.Firefighters eventually battled the flames and smoke while rescuing the two boaters.Officials have yet to confirm what caused the fire.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – State Road 874 has reopened at Southwest 88th Street after a man barricaded himself in a truck, Tuesday afternoon.Police, fire rescue and SWAT units responded to a nearby field, around 3:30 p.m., where a man had barricaded himself in the vehicle. The man had been threatening suicide and was presumed to be armed.Police eventually got the him to come out, and the car was checked to make sure there weren’t any explosives.The man was taken into custody.SR-874/Don Shula Expressway, both north at Kendall Drive (Southwest 88th Street) and south at Bird Road (Southwest 40th Street) were closed while officials worked the scene. The roads were later reopened just after 5 p.m. Cleared: Emergency vehicles in Miami-Dade on SR-874 south at SR 826, all lanes blocked. Last updated at 04:41:02PM.— FL511 Southeast (@fl511_southeast) November 7, 2017