Police investigating shots fired in Johnson City

first_imgThe incident happened on Grand Avenue around midnight. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG)- Johnson City police say they are investigating a shots fired incident that occurred late Monday night. It is unknown if anyone was injured or if any arrests have been made.center_img Stay with 12 News for further updates.last_img

Help Wanted: Tioga County needs poll workers

first_img(WBNG) — The Tioga County Board of Elections is looking for at least 50 workers split between republicans and democrats to work this year’s election. If you wish to work, contact the Tioga County Board of Elections by calling 607-687-8261. Or reach the board at VoteTioga@co.tioga.ny.us. You must be a registered voter in Tioga County to be eligible. The county board says it takes at least 164 people on Election Day to ensure voters have their voices heard. They say many of their employees are retirees and senior citizens. The board says many of these workers opted out of working on Election Day due to the pandemic.center_img Workers will be trained on using voting machines and electronic poll books. Additionally, workers will be paid $200 plus stipends for attending class and other “related tasks,” the board says.last_img read more

Canada widens BSE-related feed ban; US still pondering

first_img CFIA information page on enhanced feed banhttp://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/disemala/bseesb/enhren/enhrene.shtml To help industry set up the infrastructure for SRM disposal, the Canadian government is providing $80 million for provincial disposal programs, the CFIA said. Most provinces have established such programs, for which they must provide 40% of the funding, with the federal government supplying the rest, according to the release. “There is no estimated time frame on when a final rule will be published,” FDA spokesman Michael Herndon told CIDRAP News yesterday. “The agency is working to develop and issue a final rule as expeditiously as possible.” He said he couldn’t give any explanation for the delay. US eyes narrower restrictionsThe United States, meanwhile, is considering copying the Canadian action in part, but it’s not clear how soon that might happen. In October 2005, the Food and Drug Administration proposed banning the brains and spinal cords of older cattle from animal feed and pet food, and the agency has been reviewing comments on the proposal for more than a year. A CFIA fact sheet says that with the broader feed ban, BSE is expected to be eliminated from Canadian cattle in about 10 years; without the new rules, eradication was expected to take several decades. USDA makes BSE-related rules permanentMeanwhile, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday that several BSE-related interim rules, including the ban on SRM from human food, have been made permanent. The agency didn’t say whether it intentionally timed the announcement to coincide with the broadening of Canada’s feed ban. Oct 4, 2005, CIDRAP News story “FDA to ban some cattle parts from animal feed” Effects of the banThe ban means producers can no longer feed any products containing SRM to livestock, and slaughterhouses must identify SRM so they can be removed from the feed system, the CFIA said. In addition, those who handle, transport, or dispose of cattle carcasses and certain cattle tissues must have a CFIA permit. Yesterday the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said these rules have been made permanent. “Experience has borne out that these interim steps were correct and should be made permanent,” said Dr. Richard Raymond, USDA under secretary for food safety, in a news release. Canada announced plans for the extended feed ban in June 2006. In marking the advent of the new rules yesterday, Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Chuck Strahl said the government “has taken a significant step toward accelerating the elimination of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from Canadian cattle. These new rules will help increase access to foreign markets, and support Canada’s status as a controlled risk country for BSE from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).” The USDA announced the ban on SRM in the food supply as an interim rule in January 2004, about 3 weeks after the first US BSE case was found. At the same time, the agency posted interim rules banning (1) the use of “downer” cattle—those that can’t walk when presented for slaughter—for food and (2) the use of high-pressure cattle-stunning devices that could drive SRM tissue into meat. The $80 million the federal government is investing “has yet to reach many people on the front lines whose bills are soaring as they scramble to meet the new rules,” the story said. Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, called the situation “enormously frustrating.” The new restrictions are causing major headaches for the cattle industry, according to the CanWest News report. “This system enables continuous control over SRM, so that it does not enter the animal feed system,” the agency said. Because cattle contract BSE by eating infective material from other cattle, both the United States and Canada banned the use of cattle protein in feed for cattle and other ruminant animals in 1997. But the two countries have continued to allow cattle parts in feed for nonruminant animals, such as pigs and poultry. The Canadian rule applies to “specified risk materials” (SRM), meaning cattle parts that are likely to contain the BSE agent if the animal is infected. They include the skull, brain, eyes, tonsils, spinal cord, and certain nerve bundles (trigeminal and dorsal root ganglia) in cattle 30 months or older, plus the distal ileum (part of the small intestine) of all cattle. Jul 13, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Canada broadened its safeguards against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, yesterday by banning the use of cattle brains, spinal cords, and certain other body parts from all animal feeds, pet foods, and fertilizer. Text of USDA final rule on downer cattle and SRM in human foodhttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FRPubs/03-025F.pdf The collective weight of all those materials is estimated at more than 100,000 tons per year in Canada, according to Freeman Libby, director of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA’s) Feed Ban Task Force, who was quoted in a Jul 9 CanWest News Service report. All of that must now be disposed of differently than in the past. The step will speed up the elimination of BSE from Canadian cattle, government officials said, but for now it is creating a major waste-disposal challenge and bureaucratic headaches, according to Canadian news reports. The reason for banning SRM from animal feed and pet food is to prevent the possible spread of BSE through accidental mixing of ruminant and nonruminant feed during feed manufacturing or through misfeeding of nonruminant feed to ruminants. See also: Jul 12 USDA news release on final rule banning use of downer cattle for foodhttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_071207_01/index.asp Jun 27, 2006, CIDRAP News story “Canada to expands feed ban to prevent BSE” The story said SRM must now be removed with special equipment, hauled away in dedicated trucks, processed, and then buried in landfills, burned in high-temperature incinerators, or dumped into composters and bioenergy plants. After Canada discovered its first BSE case in May 2003, the country banned the use of SRM from cattle older than 30 months in human food. The United States followed suit shortly after the first US case of BSE was found in December 2003. Canada has discovered a total of 10 BSE cases, the last one in May, while the United States has found three, the last one in March 2006. For example, Johnston Packers, a slaughterhouse near Chilliwack, B.C., planned to spend $1 million on new equipment and space for removal and handling of SRM, according to the report. But the project was stalled by delays in government funding, and the company had to come up with a temporary solution so the plant could continue to operate.last_img read more

When passion becomes the motive for coming. A beautiful tourist story from Samobor that deserves much more attention

first_img“It was crowded all over the city, people hung out, met, had fun, bought souvenirs and spare parts, all pubs, cafes and restaurants in Samobor and the surrounding area were full, shops were devastated, even gas stations in the city and the surrounding area were left without goods. Surprisingly, some of the caterers did not take this meeting seriously, but their facilities were closed due to vacations. About 20 percent of all visitors slept in private apartments, family farms and hotels in Samobor, Zagreb and the surrounding area, and the rest were accommodated in a camp we organized on the meadow behind the Bus Station in Samobor.”Said Darko Zornjak, President of the Organizing Committee of the 23rd World Meeting of Spaček for Lider. In Samobor, for the first time in Croatia, he recently held the 23rd World Meeting of Spaček. Logino, one such large event ensured that Samobor was full of tourists at the beginning of August and that the tourist spending that remained in the area of ​​Samobor was generated. Also, accommodation capacities were full, not only in Samobor, but also beyond. An excellent and beautiful rounded story, which, in addition to quality content and the motive for coming, is another proof that investing in events is an investment, not an expense. This interesting event gathered as many as 3.858 vehicles, 8190 participants from 41 countries and a total of 3783 visitors, according to the organizers of the Croatian 2CV Citroën Club. Most participants were from France, 2379, then from Germany and the Netherlands. According to the organizers, the traffic in the facilities that were still working increased by about 50 percent compared to the same period last year. Namely, the Croatian 2CV Citroën Club organized adventure rides after the match. Thus, 2CV Adriatic Raid went through Gorski kotar, Lika and the coast ending in the vicinity of Split, while 2CV Continental Raid went in the other direction, more precisely through continental Croatia, through Hrvatsko Zagorje, Sisak, Lonjsko polje and Slavonia ending in the vicinity of Đakovo. Praise for the organizers, for extending the story and getting to know the tourists and other parts of Lijepa naša. To make the whole story even better, some participants, in their own arrangement, continued to travel through Lijepa naša. I constantly emphasize how to find a niche of your own, especially when we talk about hobbies, where people are extremely passionate and tend to travel to the end of the world, just to have an unforgettable experience. And the Spaček fan club is a real example of that. So in the development of sports tourism, everyone focuses on football, which is a big mistake, especially smaller destinations. Even the organizers managed to break the record in the number of vehicles gathered outside France. With 8.000 in France, Vinadio has held the record so far in Italy, where in 2003 there were 3.765 vehicles, and in Samobor there were 3.858 vehicles.last_img read more

PREMIUMJokowi urged to withdraw troops from Papua’s Nduga

first_imgActivists are calling on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to withdraw troops from the conflict-prone Nduga, Papua, and take a humanitarian approach instead.The Indonesian Military (TNI) has maintained a strong presence in the regency since December 2018, following the killing of more than 30 workers of state-owned company Istaka Karya in the regency by an armed group linked to the Free Papua Movement (OPM).The construction workers were assigned to build a 275-kilometer section of road to connect Wamena and Mamugu as part of President Jokowi’s flagship trans-Papua road project.The killings led to a protracted security crisis in Nduga, forcing civilians to hide in forests or to seek refuge in the neighboring regency of Wamena.As many as 139 refugees had died from starvation and illness caused by poor living conditions in the shelters, as reported by the Nduga … Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Facebook Google Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Jokowi Papua Nduga Nduga-massacre Nduga-refugeeslast_img read more

‘It’s been passed into law’: Govt asks court to reject judicial review of COVID-19 Perppu

first_imgThe government has asked the Constitutional Court to reject a petition for a judicial review of Regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) No. 1/2020 on the COVID-19 pandemic response, saying that the Perppu has already been passed into law.Finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly and Attorney General ST Burhanuddin attended a hearing on Wednesday to represent President Joko “Joko” Widodo after the Constitutional Court summoned him and a delegation from the House of Representatives last week to give their testimony.The legislative body did not send a delegation to the hearing. “The House has given its approval in a plenary session to pass Perppu No. 1/2020 into law,” Sri Mulyani told the bench during Wednesday’s hearing, “The government has ratified the House’s approval through the issuance of Law No.2/2020.”With the passing of the Perppu into law, the plaintiffs — comprising five groups of anticorruption activists, including the Indonesian Anticorruption Community (MAKI) – may have failed in their legal objective as they specifically filed the judicial review against the Perppu.Kurniawan Adi Nughroho, one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers, demanded the finance minister provide documentation as evidence that the Perppu had been passed into Law no. 2/2020.Read also: Govt rolls out $43b stimulus in bid to rescue economy Another lawyer, Ahmad Yani, also argued before the court that the passing of the Perppu was too quick as it was decided only in one sitting period.The Perppu was signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on March 31 and passed by the House into law on May 12.“Article 22 Paragraph 2 of the 1945 Constitution clearly stipulates that [a Perppu] must obtain the House’s approval in the next sitting period. Since this Perppu was approved or issued by the President during the [House’s] third sitting period, it means that [the approval] should be in the fourth sitting period,” Ahmad said.Constitutional Court Chief Justice Anwar Usman, who presided over Wednesday’s hearing, said the court would discuss the finance minister’s testimony and would soon notify the plaintiffs and the President regarding the results.The hearing session ended after only 15 minutes.The Perppu, now Law No. 2/2020, allows the government to extend the state budget deficit beyond the normal 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) limit and allocate the spending to programs related to COVID-19 relief.Article 27 of the Perppu contains provisions that protect officials who make the fiscal and monetary decisions from any legal charges, as long as they act “in good faith and according to the law”.Read also: Indonesia will emerge out of pandemic highly indebted. Every rupiah countsCritics and antigraft activists fear that this provision might lead to budget misappropriation and embezzlement.Filing the petition on April 9, the plaintiffs argued that Article 27 violated the 1945 Constitution and several prevailing laws, including the 2003 State Finances Law and the 2006 Supreme Audit Agency Law.However, Yasonna has denied that the Perppu would provide officials with impunity from graft charges if corruption were to occur, adding that Article 27 was only meant to ensure that the government could make swift decisions in mitigating the health crisis.Speaking after Wednesday’s hearing, MAKI coordinator Boyamin Saiman said that the plaintiffs had filed another petition for a judicial review against Law No. 2/2020 on Wednesday.“This petition was filed as an indication of our insistence on revoking the impunity for financial officials as stipulated in Article 27 of the law,” Boyamin said in a written statement.“The main purpose of this petition is solely to achieve equality before the law that applies to all people, including officials, and to provide an assurance that officials will be careful in issuing policies and decisions in managing state finances in the face of the pandemic, in a proper, correct and corruption-free manner.”Topics :last_img read more

Arsene Wenger gives advice to Arsenal board over Freddie Ljungberg’s managerial future

first_imgArsene Wenger gives advice to Arsenal board over Freddie Ljungberg’s managerial future Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisement Read More Speaking at an event for the charity Grief Encounter, Wenger said: ‘If Freddie can’t stabilise in the next five or six games, you will need to put it to a guy with some experience. But I hope they take off with Freddie.’Another former Wenger charge, Patrick Vieira, is now reported to be the primary candidate to replace Emery, while former Valencia and Villarreal boss Marceino is said to be the choice of Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi.Ljungberg, meanwhile, is firmly focused on the task in hand and hopes an improved atmosphere at the Emirates can make a difference in the coming weeks.‘I think the only way to change an atmosphere in the stadium is by how you play, he said. ‘Like you said, the fans were amazing at Norwich. I felt like they got more and more energy the more that we played in the first half.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘We were on top of Norwich and I think the Arsenal fans got energy from that. That helped. But they were great, even when we went 1-0 down or 2-1 down, they were even louder and they helped us. That’s important for the players. When it comes to the Emirates, the fans want us to win football games.‘They want us to play good football and I think the only way to try to get a good atmosphere and get them going is to try to achieve that. Whether that’s me or someone else as a coach, I don’t think that matters so much.’Should Arsenal appoint Freddie Ljungberg as their next manager?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Nicolas Pepe impresses Freddie Ljungberg with superb skill in Arsenal trainingMORE: Arsenal make Patrick Vieira top managerial target to replace Unai Emery by Metro Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Skip Ad Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Dec 2019 8:47 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link205Shares PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire SPONSORED 1 min. storycenter_img Read More Read More Coming Next Advertisement Read More Comment Top articles / About Connatix V67539 Video Settings 1/1 Arsene Wenger is hopeful Freddie Ljungberg is capable of reviving Arsenal’s fortunes (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can only afford to give Freddie Ljungberg a maximum of six matches to prove he is a capable of succeeding Unai Emery on a permanent basis.Emery was sacked last Friday following a miserable run of form which culminated in a shambolic Europa League defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt which was played out in front of a half empty Emirates Stadium.Ljungberg, who was promoted to Emery’s senior coaching set-up in the summer, took charge of his first game on Sunday as Arsenal laboured to a 2-2 draw against struggling Norwich at Carrow Road.The Swede will hope to secure Arsenal’s first Premier League win in approaching two months at home against Brighton this evening, but Wenger fears the club’s board may have to turn to a more experienced candidate if Ljungberg is unable to mastermind an immediate improvement in results.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Full Screenlast_img read more

Mandate roundup: LPFA, Berenberg, Aerion

first_imgThe London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) has won a four-year contract from the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to administer its pension schemes and payroll.Under the deal, the LPFA said it would provide full pension administration and payroll services to around 1,000 active and retired firefighters and their families for the next four years.The authority said it had been chosen because of its skill in delivering Fire Fighter Pension Schemes, as well as the fact it had almost 15 years of experience administering pensions for fire fighters.The contract will cover full pension administration and payroll services for both new and old fire fighter schemes. It will also include secure employer and member portals, workflow management and communications services, the authority said.Meanwhile, private bank Berenberg has been appointed by Aerion Fund Management – which manages the National Grid UK pension fund – to manage a £3.5bn (€4.26bn) active currency overlay mandate.Aerion said it chose Berenberg to manage the underlying currency exposure of the pension fund’s overseas investments because of the bank’s risk-orientated and rule-based process.Tindaro Siragusano, head of asset management at Berenberg, said the currency overlay programme covered both developed and emerging market currencies, and had the potential to increase sterling returns generated by the fund’s overseas holdings. Against a 50% hedged benchmark, Berenberg aims to open the hedge when the overseas currency is appreciating against sterling and increase the hedge when currencies depreciate, he said.last_img read more

Gold Coast mansion hits market with an asking price of almost $14 million

first_img MORE NEWS: Epic home with motocross track back on the market Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen6 Australian wow homes that have just sold01:20 The five-bedroom, six-bathroom house is on a sprawling 3296sq m estate that occupies four blocks and has 43m of water frontage.Luxure The Property People principal Sonja Smith, who is marketing the house, said it was in an incredible position on one of the Coast’s best streets.“It’s definitely up there with being one of the most desirable locations,” she said.“The house itself, it’s got everything that you could possibly want from luxury living.“It’s like a small hotel.” The Fitch’s paid $11 million for the house almost three years ago.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago The pool and outdoor entertainment area are among its standout features.She said renovations had been undertaken over the years to refresh the property’s style.It is characterised by soaring ceilings and wide windows that frame water views while high end fixtures and natural materials give it an sense of sophistication.A 17m resort-style pool, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, outdoor entertainment area with built-in kitchen and wine cellar are among its standout features.The Fitch’s have listed their home a couple of months after snapping up a Hamptons-style property at Southport for $7 million.center_img The Broadbeach Waters mansion at 255 Monaco St has been listed for almost $14 million.A GOLD Coast mega-mansion that set a record when it sold for $11 million almost three years ago has hit the market again, this time with a much more extravagant asking price.The luxurious Broadbeach Waters residence on Monaco St has been listed with a $13.75 million price tag.It belongs to businessman David Fitch and his wife Rachel who splashed millions on the sprawling estate in December 2016, setting a record price for the street. It has been renovated over the past few years. It has a string of luxury features. MORE NEWS: Coast property prices tipped to soarlast_img read more

Hyundai Heavy Gets AIP from DNV GL for New LPG Carrier Design

first_imgClassification society DNV GL has awarded South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) with an approval in principle (AIP) for the design of a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier.The AIP certificate for the 91,000 cubic meter dual-fuel vessel design was presented during the Gastech trade fair being held in Houston.“We are particularly proud to receive this certificate as the 91,000 cbm carrier design lays the groundwork for constructing the largest-sized vessels using LPG cargo as a fuel today,” Hyung Kwan Kim, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at HHI, commented.Today, with shipping companies facing ever-stricter emission rules, LNG is the alternative fuel of choice for more than 350 vessels worldwide, while LPG as a ship fuel has been adopted by only a limited number of vessels yet. However, LPG could be a compelling option as its energy and capital costs are relatively low, while also serving as a possible precursor to run on zero-carbon ammonia.Furthermore, an LPG dual fuel vessel design with an engine mounted shaft generator (EMG) can minimize cargo loss and decrease operational costs as well as CO2 emissions by reducing running hours of diesel generator engines burning fuel oil.“HHI’s innovative design is doing a great deal to expand the industry’s operational experience with LPG technology,” Johan Petter Tutturen, DNV GL Business Director Gas Carriers, said.The award ceremony in Houston is the culmination of a series of in-depth joint research projects on LPG technology by HHI and DNV GL.last_img read more