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first_imgEducation | Environment | Oceans | SoutheastKetchikan High School’s Saber-Toothed Salmon take state ocean science bowlMarch 16, 2019 by Leila Kheiry, KRBD Share:Ketchikan High School Tsunami Bowl team, the Saber-Toothed Salmon, won the 2019 Alaska Tsunami Bowl. (Photo courtesy of Tsunami Bowl)Ketchikan High School’s Tsunami Bowl team, Saber-Toothed Salmon, won the state championship late last month in Seward, and is headed to National Ocean Science Bowl competition April 11-14.Team coach Julie Landwehr and the team members showed off the state trophy during Wednesday’s Ketchikan School Board meeting. Landwehr said the team worked since the start of the school year on the competition.“Alaska has a piece that’s a 15-page research paper they have to write and present” she said. “It kind of seeds the Quiz Bowl competition. Then they have questions about anything about ocean topics in a Quiz-Bowl-type competition. This is the No. 1-team in the state. We beat South Anchorage, Wasilla, Mat-Su, Cordova. So many schools.”The team members are Caity Pearson, Talisa McKinley, Remy Howe, Anne Coss and Laura Sherrill.The national competition in Washington, D.C., will offer career events, as well as two days of competitions for the 25 winning teams.The nationwide competition focuses on ocean science. The theme this year was “Observe the Ocean: Secure the Future.”Share this story:last_img read more

first_imgCoronavirus | Economy | Energy & Mining | North SlopeConocoPhillips Alaska plans to restart drilling on the North Slope this yearNovember 18, 2020 by Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Share:A unit at the edge of ConocoPhillips’ Kuparuk oil field, on Alaska’s North Slope. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/Alaska Public Media)Next year’s budget hasn’t been approved yet, but ConocoPhillips Alaska is planning to restart some of its drilling projects on the North Slope. The company’s president, Joe Marushack, outlined plans at the annual Resource Development Council conference on Wednesday in Anchorage.  Marushack said by the end of this year, the company plans to restart some drilling on the North Slope. And, they plan to build up operations next year. “By the end of 2021, there will be four rigs running between [Great Mooses Tooth] 2, Alpine and Kuparuk. Each rig normally employees about 100 people and each of those jobs support multiple jobs throughout the state economy,” he said.It has been a challenging year for the oil industry. Marushack said 2020 was supposed to be the company’s largest exploration and winter construction season ever. “We came into the year very excited. It was also slated to be a big drilling year with the startup of the Doyon extended reach drilling rigs at Kuparuk and robust drilling programs in the core fields of Alpine, Prudhoe and Kuparuk,” he said.As COVID-19 spread, the company saw a steep drop in demand, followed by a collapse of oil prices. First, it suspended development in 2020 and then cut production from the North Slope. Thousands of workers left the North Slope as the company tried to reduce the risk of a large outbreak of the virus. Marushack said they worried it could overwhelm health facilities there. The company also asked staff in its Anchorage offices to work from home. Now, Marushack said that for the first time since its fields were brought online, Prudhoe Bay, Kuparuk River and Alpine have no rigs running in them.  But, the plan is to have rigs working on two of those fields by the end of 2021. One other thing, while the company is planning to continue operating next year — Marushack isn’t. After more than 30 years with ConocoPhillips, he said he’s retiring in January. Share this story:last_img read more

first_img Twitter Previous articleIn Pictures: Disgusting illegal dumping at disused Laois schoolNext articleIn Pictures: Large crowds gather for Ballyroan-Abbey Dinner Dance 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. Pinterest Portlaoise outfit Towerhill Rovers reached the third round of the Paddy Cotter Cup on Sunday as goals from Paddy Downey and Paul Sutton saw them past Clonown Rovers.Meanwhile in the league, Rosenallis pulled off a surprise in the Senior Division by drawing 2-2 with second placed Clara Town.Mountmellick United moved up to fifth in Division 1 after a 3-1 win over Coolraine while Stradbally Town’s promotion push in Division 2 continues.They fell behind against Birr Town B but equalised through Podge Fitzpatrick before Danny Kelly got the winner in the second half to move them up to third.Elsewhere, Maryborough remain rooted to the bottom of Division 3 after losing to Derry Rovers while Mountmellick Celtic have moved top of Division 4 after beating Rosenallis B 1-0.CARLOWThe bad weather hit the Carlow league particularly badly with just a handful of the games involving Laois teams that were scheduled to happen, actually going ahead.Killeshin B’s interest in the Division One/Two/Three Cup is over after they were soundly beaten by Hannover Harps.While in the Premier Division, St Fiacc’s lost to Hannover Harps with Killeshin moving fourth by beating Parkville 2-0.KILKENNYIn Kilkenny, Clover United remain top of Division One despite drawing 3-3 with Thomastown United.And in the only other game involving a Laois team, Clover United B reache dthe next round of the Division 3 Cup by beating Evergreen 2-0.RESULTSLeinster Senior LeagueLummey O’Reilly CupPortlaoise AFC 3 Skerries 0CCFLLFA Youths Cup 2nd RoundEmo Celtic 5 Willow Park 1U-17 Premier DivisionMelview Celtic 2 Portlaoise 1U-17 Division 1Mullingar 0 Ath St Aengus 0U-19 Premier DivisionPortlaoise 3 Tullamore Town 2U-19 Division 1St Aengus 4 Banagher Utd 1Mountmellick Utd 3 Kilbeggan 0Paddy Cotter Cup 2nd RoundClonown Rovers 1 Towerhill Rovers 2Senior DivisionClara Town A 2 Rosenallis AFC 2Division 1Coolraine 1 Mountmellick Utd 3Division 2Stradbally Town 2 Birr Town B 1Division 3Maryborough 2 Derry Rovers B 7Division 4Mountmellick Celtic 1 Rosenallis B 0Abbeyleix Athletic 1 St. Cormacs Athletic 4KILKENNYDivision 1:Thomastown United B 3 Clover United A 3Division 3 Cup:Clover United B 2 Evergreen 0CARLOW:Division One/Two/Three Cup:Killeshin B 0 Hannover Harps C 5Premier Division:St Fiacc’s 0 Hannover Harps 4Parkville 0 Killeshin FC 2Ballymurphy Celtic 2 St Patrick’s Boys 2Ladies Carlow Cup:Parkville United 4 St Fiacc’s 1Crettyard 3 Mill Celtic 0SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Clough-Ballacolla Dinner Dance 2010 TAGSCCFLLeinster Senior League Rugby Pinterest The Emo Celtic team that beat Willow Park Laois teams were competing across four different leagues this weekend as the season ticked into the final third.Portlaoise AFC’s attentions turned away from the league for this weekend and on to the Lummey O’Reilly Cup away to Skerries.Oisin Fitzpatrick’s first half strike gave Ger Dunne’s side a half time lead and they built on that in style in the second half.Colm Poole and form Athlone Town man Jason Caffrey both netted in the second period to seal a safe passage to the next round.On Saturday in the CCFL, Emo Celtic advanced to the quarter final of the LFA Youth Cup after a 5-1 win over Willow Park which included goals from Jack Owens (2), Barry Howling (2) and Mark Barry. Home Sport Soccer Mixed fortunes for Laois soccer clubs on busy weekend SportSoccer Mixed fortunes for Laois soccer clubs on busy weekend Twitter Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste center_img WhatsApp Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining By Alan Hartnett – 18th February 2018 Community Facebook Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedGov’t Increases Pension Benefits by 66 Per Cent Gov’t Increases Pension Benefits by 66 Per Cent UncategorizedMarch 15, 2006 RelatedGov’t Increases Pension Benefits by 66 Per Cent RelatedGov’t Increases Pension Benefits by 66 Per Centcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Labour and Social Security, Horace Dalley, yesterday (March 14) announced an overall increase of 66.66 per cent in national insurance benefits, which will become effective on April 3.The increase is expected to cost the government some $10 billion over the 2006/07 to 2009/10 fiscal years.Minister Dalley, who made the announcement in the House of Representatives, said that the levels of increases approved by Cabinet signaled “the clearest commitment by the government to improve the financial circumstances” of the country’s pensioners.Under the new provision, old age, invalidity, and widow/widower pensions will move from $900 weekly to $1,500, while for the three quarters rate, the sum will be increased from $675 per week to $1,125. The half rate will go up by $300 from $450.Also, the orphan and special child allowances will move from $1,575 weekly to $2,625 and the dependent spouse allowance will increase from $300 to $500 weekly. Meanwhile, sugar worker’s pension will increase from $450 weekly to $750 and dependent spouse allowance will increase from $300 to $500 weekly.The special anniversary pension, which is paid to persons born in 1906 and before, who were too old to contribute to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) when it was introduced, will be increased from $450 weekly, to $750. Maternity allowance, which is payable for eight weeks to eligible domestic workers, will be increased from $2,400 to $2,800. Minister Dalley appealed to all employers of household helpers to ensure that their employees were registered under this scheme.Employment injury benefit and disablement pension, which varies from a minimum of $100 per week to a maximum of $1,740, have been increased to a minimum of $150 to $2,015 per week. This benefit, Mr. Dalley noted, was linked to the degree of disability as determined by the NIS Medical Board. The employment injury death benefit remains at $150,000.Turning to the wage-related component of pension benefits, which is based on total NIS contributions, Mr. Dalley informed that no adjustment had been made to the current amount, which is $700. The wage-related portion of pension benefits represents six per cent for every $13 contributed, and is only paid to old age, invalidity and widow/widower pensioners.As it relates to funeral grants, this will be increased from $30,000 to $40,000, while old age, invalidity and widow/widower grants will increase from $8,100 to $20,000. The orphan and special child grant will increase from $14,625 to $30,000.Mr. Dalley said that some 87,000 pensioners stood to benefit from these increases in the 2006/07 financial year alone. He urged all persons of working age to contribute to the NIS.“This includes the employed, self-employed and even the unemployed, who previously contributed, can continue to participate in this scheme as voluntary contributors,” he stated, adding, “many persons are concerned about immediate consumption needs and do not plan adequately for retirement, which they see as a distant eventuality. This attitude needs to change, especially with increasing life expectancy”.The Social Security Minister also reminded employers of their obligation to workers in ensuring that the NIS, which they have deducted from the salaries of the workers, must be remitted annually to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.The National Insurance Fund now stands at $42.5 billion and is expected to grow by 40 per cent over the next four years to a projected $60 billion by the 2009/10 fiscal year, Mr. Dalley informed.Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for West Rural St. Andrew, Andrew Holness, called for the procedures and practices of the Ministry and the relevant agencies to be re-examined to ensure that pensioners received their benefits in the right amounts and on a timely basis.He noted that this was one of the primary complaints of pensioners. Other Opposition Members said that while the effort and the percentage increase was commendable, the amount in dollar terms, did not relate favourably to the cost of living. Advertisementslast_img read more

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first_imgKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open. Westwood had a bogey at his first hole but birdied four of his closing five to take a one-shot lead ahead of Nicolas Colsaerts before play was suspended because of the risk of lightning. A tropical downpour in the afternoon had previously halted play for more than an hour, and 45 players in the 156-man field will have to complete their first round on Friday. The 36th-ranked Westwood is coming off a seventh-place finish at the Masters last weekend – his best so far this year – and is looking to repeat his Malaysian Open victory from 1997. ”I didn’t make the best of starts bogeying … the first hole, but fortunately that didn’t set the tone,” Westwood said. ”I hit it really well and hit it close a lot. I had to be patient because I was hitting good putts and they weren’t going in (until) I holed one from about 8 feet on my 16th.” Colsaerts recovered from a neck injury that forced him out of the Shell Houston Open earlier this month and carded a 66. Michael Hoey and Ricardo Santos were a stroke further back in the co-sanctioned European and Asian Tour event. Colsaerts, a former Ryder Cup player who has slipped to 131st in the world, had eight birdies and two bogeys in his round. ”I’ve felt I’ve played pretty well since early in the season, but there’s always been a stretch of holes where I’ve shot myself in the foot for some reason,” Colsaerts said. ”I’ve missed good opportunities to have good weeks. So the plan is to come back here to get some momentum and confidence back.” Defending champion Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand shot a 71 and 2012 winner Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa had a 72.last_img read more

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email HELENA – Republicans said Wednesday that a legislative fundraiser held this week at the governor’s mansion breaks a state ban on using government resources for political work — a complaint very reminiscent of one lodged against the GOP when it controlled the office.The Monday event was raising money for Billings Democrat Kendall Van Dyk, who is locked in a fierce race with incumbent state Sen. Roy Brown, and was hosted by a long list of top Democrats.Brown challenged Schweitzer in 2008 for the governor’s seat and been targeted by his Democratic opponents. The contest between Van Dyk and Brown has been setting new highs for spending in a legislative race.An invitation to Monday’s event lists Schweitzer, attorney general Steve Bullock, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch, Superintendent Denise Juneau, Auditor Monica Lindeen and other prominent Democrats among the lengthy list of co-hosts.Suggested donations to Van Dyk were $160 for the sponsors and $100 for others.Brown said he thinks holding a fundraiser on state property is “clearly illegal,” and breaks an ethics law ban on using taxpayer-owned property for political fundraising.“He may be living in it temporarily, but it is still the property of the state of Montana,” Brown said.Democrats defended it as perfectly appropriate, pointing out the mansion is the governor’s residence where he conducts a whole host of personal business.Ironically, the roles are reversed from a complaint 14 years ago against former Gov. Marc Racicot.Democrats are now adopting the same defense Racicot used in 1996 — when he was accused by Democrats of breaking the state ban by holding a fundraiser for then Lt. Gov. Denny Rehberg.Racicot argued there was an exception that allowed for political work incidental to authorized activity. He pointed out he was authorized to live in the residence, and the fundraising was incidental to living there.Schweitzer spokeswoman Sarah Elliott said the current administration agrees.“The executive residence is the governor’s home. Like Gov. Marc Racicot, Gov. Schweitzer has receptions in his home,” she said in a statement. “We agree with Gov. Racicot that the law allows the governor to use his residence for a candidate reception because under the Montana code such a use is ‘properly incidental to another activity required or authorized by law.’”Van Dyk, the Democrat battling for the Billings Senate seat, said he was happy to have the governor’s help with the fundraiser and doesn’t think there’s anything at all unusual about it.“This is just grasping for straws, this is just them grasping,” he said.Democrats did not file a formal complaint in 1996 with the commissioner of political practices, and Republicans have so far not filed one against Schweitzer — leaving the potential gray area in law unresolved.Current Commissioner of Political Practices Dennis Unsworth said he would have to review a formal complaint and defense before passing judgment.last_img read more

first_img Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By admin – July 10, 2016 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews Picture from Killybegs Coastguard Facebook Page Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest A woman is being treated at Sligo Regional Hospital after falling from a horse at a beach at Muckross Head near Kilcar yesterday afternoon.Killybegs Coast Guard were tasked to the area when the reports of the accident were received.The Sligo based Rescue 118 Coastguard helicopter was also tasked, and after the woman received initial treatment on the beach from a local NowDoc doctor, the paramedic from the helicopter took over and the woman was flown to hospital. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford Woman rescued after falling from horse on Muckross beach DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal hurling Under-21 manager Tom Hennessy praises players’ will to winNext articleFormer Donegal GAA goalkeeping coach Patrick Shovelin recalls work with All Ireland winner Jim McGuinness admin Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img India’s Jet Airways’ slots at Amsterdam Schiphol are likely to be used on an ad hoc basis from July, after the Netherlands slot coordinator ruled that KLM’s attempt to take over Jet’s Dutch business was not valid.KLM had wanted Jet’s slots, along with one aircraft, with the proceeds used to pay off Jet’s Dutch creditors. But, according to a spokesperson at Airport Coordination Netherlands (ACN), the carrier’s request was refused.“We decided it was not compliant with slot regulations because it was not a takeover of the global business, with crew and aircraft and so on.“KLM had said it would take on one of Jet’s widebody aircraft, but that is not enough to take over the slots, and it was not taking on any crew. So we couldn’t see it as a takeover.”KLM has until 22 June to appeal, but with Indian administrators inviting new bids for the carrier, which stopped flying in March last year, any further action by the Dutch airline is unlikely. The bid process has been extended until 21 August, owing to coronavirus.“We will keep the slots until the end of June,” said the ACN spokesperson. “KLM may come back with an alternative.“But the slots won’t go back to the slot pool this summer. We will allocate them on an ad hoc basis. And the slots won’t be reallocated for the winter season as the declared capacity of the airport is lowered.”Meanwhile Jet is looking to start flying again, with two 777s for repatriation operations, according to Indian media. For that to happen, it would need to have its AOC reactivated and amended, and it would also require funds.The insolvency administrator said one of Jet’s A330s was being operated by Air Serbia under a sub-lease agreement, one remained parked in Amsterdam, where it was impounded last year by WFS, and the remaining 10 aircraft were parked at Indian airports. © Studioportosabbia By Alex Lennane 26/05/2020last_img read more

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