Outdoor Updates: High Bacterial Levels in French Broad River

first_imgThe Asheville City Council’s Planning and Economic Development Committee had planned to meet with a staff member at the Department of Environmental Quality in October, but the meeting was canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled for December. Celebration of life scheduled for November 16 for Nantahala Outdoor Center co-founder E.Coli levels in the French Broad River and surrounding lakes and streams peaked this summer at over 47 times EPA recommended levels. Of 28 testing sites on and near the French Broad River, 26 have shown unsafe levels of bacteria this year. The alarming levels of E.Coli have prompted city officials to meet with state regulators to discuss what role, if any, the city plays in the issue. The high levels of E.Coli come at a time when recreation on the French Broad River is exploding. When people come into contact with contaminated water it can cause infection, gastrointestinal illness and even neurological issues. Campers warned to look out for flooding in the Outer Banks Asheville city officials will meet with state regulators to discuss high bacterial levels in French Broad River The flooding is caused by changes to the beach resulting from recent storms. These storms have created a “humpback” beach profile with a high berm crest. If a wave gets over the berm crest the water gets trapped and is unable to get back to the ocean and the trapped water then tries to escape through the dunes. National seashore officials warn that there is not much beach to camp on this week as the water at high tide goes all the way back to the base of the dunes and, in some cases, through the dunes. Aurelia Kennedy, co-founder of the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), died September 14 at the age of 84 after struggling with health issues for a number of years. Kennedy founded the NOC in 1972 with her husband, Payson Kennedy, and friend Horace Holden. She first canoed the river in 1954 as a counselor and canoeing instructor. Throughout the years, Kennedy helped turn the NOC into the largest whitewater outfitter in the United States. The celebration of life is open to the public and will take place at 2 p.m. on November 16 at the grounds of Relia’s Garden at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Kennedy’s daughter told the Citizen Times that the celebration of life will be a happy event—her mother requested a party. Cape Lookout National Seashore is warning campers to keep an eye out for areas of high water, especially when pitching a tent. In a Facebook post, the national seashore warned that beaches and low tide areas near the sounds may flood during high tides and asked the public to use caution when driving or camping on the beach. Campers are advised to make sure they set up camp above the high tide line and to check for indications of flooding before setting up camp.last_img read more

Dutch insurer seeks global commodities ideas via IPE Quest [updated]

first_imgThere is no specified benchmark and the investor is open to considering risk premia strategies, CTA strategies, illiquid assets, and farmland investments.Interested parties have until 8 February at 5pm UK time to submit strategies.Other open searches on IPE Quest include a Swiss pension fund seeking managers for a $4bn (€3.5bn) (QN-2506, deadline 11 February). The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email [email protected] article was updated on 7 February after more information was provided by the investor. A Dutch insurance company has put out feelers for a global commodities strategy via IPE Quest’s Discovery service.According to DS-2507, the investor is preparing to allocate at least €100m, to be invested either actively or passively in listed and unlisted assets.The insurer is open to a segregated mandate or a pooled fund, using physical or futures-based strategies.In an update to the tender published on 7 February, the investor stated that its main investment objectives would “probably be diversification/low correlation, and/or inflation linked”.last_img read more

Bishop anticipates end of Cathedral Renovation Project by 2018

first_img Share Share Bishop of Roseau his Lordship Gabriel Malzaire.Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, Gabriel Malzaire anticipates that renovation works on the Roseau Cathedral will be completed by June 2018.Speaking at a press conference aimed at updating the public on ongoing works at the cathedral on Thursday July 14,2016 Bishop Malzaire said the project is moving into stage five which is the covering and construction of the roof. “It is important to note that what was initially intended to be the replacement of the roof turned out to be a much bigger project,” he said. “Midway through the planning process it was advisable to do what we call a seismic test of the foundation. We realized that the foundation was not as wholesome as was needed to support a heavy roof,” the Bishop indicated.He added that the foundation had to be retrofitted, followed by the placement of a steel frame and now the next stage is placing of the roof.“We have been waiting for the material for the roof for practically a year. We are awaiting the material from America and at a certain point we had to re-measure since it is a very complex roof. We had to do precise measurement which was responsible for the delay that we have at the moment.”Bishop Malzaire informed that the material is expected to arrive in Dominica within a months’ time and work will continue. “What the engineers are saying to me is that the placement of the roof will take at least three months. We hope that we can place the roof during this time”.Additionally, the Bishop informed that following the roof placement, the next step will be construction of a new flooring, then the additions of windows and doors, the choir loft and the bell tower.“It is quite a bit of work that needs to be done in the finishing stages and according to my mind I wouldn’t want the project to go beyond mid-2018,” he stated.Bishop Malzaire said it has been a long journey so far and he would have loved to have the Cathedral completed by 2017, however said this would have been a tall order.“Mid-2018 I am hoping that we will have a full fledge Cathedral and I am looking forward to reopen, recommission it and consecrate it and everybody will be able to come,” Bishop Malzaire said.The Roseau Cathedral, which is 159 years old, represents historical, cultural and religious significance for the people of Dominica. 269 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Bishop anticipates end of Cathedral Renovation Project by 2018 by: Dominica Vibes News – July 14, 2016 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Smalling looks up to birthday boy

first_img Press Association Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has labelled birthday boy Ryan Giggs the role model all his team-mates look up to. It cannot be easy, especially with Michael Carrick on the sidelines and neither Marouane Fellaini nor Tom Cleverley able to match Giggs’ influence in central midfield. Leverkusen boss Sami Hyypia doubtless wishes Moyes had elected to save Giggs’ legs in readiness for Sunday’s trip to Tottenham given he was responsible for an overall United performance the Finn accepted was far too good for his own side. “We really punished them,” said Smalling. “Bayern Munich were the only team to take points off them at their ground in the league this season, which speaks for itself. “But we put them to the sword. “Once we got two goals ahead you could see their heads drop. “They knew they were going to be well beaten because we were not going to let that lead slip.” Only once in their entire history have United won an away game in Europe by a greater margin. That 6-0 win in 1957 was at the expense of Irish part-timers Shamrock Rovers, not the team presently second in the Bundesliga/ Remarkably, Leverkusen could still join United in the knockout stages providing Shakhtar Donetsk do not leave Old Trafford with a victory that would deprive Moyes’ side of top spot in Group A when the sides meet in a fortnight. Not even Sir Alex Ferguson won a European away fixture by five goals. The best he could manage was a 6-2 success against Brondby in Copenhagen during the group stage of the 1999 Treble winning campaign. It could, therefore, turn out to be a significant evening for Moyes, who has still not convinced everyone he is the right man to replace Ferguson. Smalling can look back on the evening with satisfaction too. Criticised by Moyes for conceding the injury-time free-kick from which Cardiff got their shock equaliser on Sunday, the former Fulham man was a far more confident presence at right-back. He even chipped in with a goal, finishing off from close range at the far post, from a cross provided by Rooney. “We have been threatening to do that all season,” he said. “There have been a few times when we have gone ahead in games and not got the second that would allow us to kick on to make ourselves a bit more comfortable. “I am quite pleased to get on the scoresheet too. “I have been getting closer and closer over the last few games, although my goal was probably the easiest chance I will ever have. “We are starting to look a real threat from set pieces, which is important because the manager wants us to chip in. “We have a few players who can be dangerous in those areas and with the delivery Rooney and Giggs were putting in, we were due.” Giggs did not score on Wednesday night. Nor, indeed, could he claim more than one direct assist given Wayne Rooney was responsible for the final pass for the first four United goals. His experience still shone through as he controlled the game at the pace he wished, always seeming to make the right pass. “Ryan is a role model for us all,” said Smalling. “He is a cool head in the middle. “Despite his age, even in the 90th minute he was still taking on three or four players. “It is terrific to see such a legend playing amongst us. “His pass for Nani’s goal at the end just sums him up. He has that incredible vision. He is terrific and an example to everyone.” The biggest issue Moyes has with Giggs right now is when to pick him and when to give him the rest so obviously required. Giggs celebrates his 40th birthday on Friday with United manager David Moyes believing the Welshman is still improving. Certainly his performance in Wednesday night’s 5-0 Champions League demolition of Bayer Leverkusen suggests Giggs still has plenty to offer and, should he so wish, he worthy of yet another contract extension at the end of the season. last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Bookings: Aug. 12-19, 2013

first_imgYoder, Christofer34Wellington, KS700 E 16th Wellington KSSUSODUI, TOC, Driving while suspended8/14/13 Purkey, Lana43Kingfisher, OK416 S Washington Wellington, KSWPDFTA 12000035, FTA 130001838/14/13 Erwin, Stuart31Wichita, Ks500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOProbation Violation8/12/13 McCormick, Eugene21Wellington, KS500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOProbation Violation8/14/13 Swindler27Wichita, KsKDOC El DoradoSUSOHere for Court8/14/13 Jones, Dylan32Belle Plaine, Ks523 W 8th Belle Plaine, KsBPPDWarrant Arrest (2 SGCO warrants)8/15/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest MacDonald, David26Bonner Springs KsI35 MP1KHPWarrant Arrest (Johnson Co Indiana / FTA)8/16/13 Dorsey, Amber27Wellington, KS500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOProbation Violation8/12/13 Pennington, Heather35Belle Plaine, Ks213 N Logan Belle Plaine, KsBPPDDisorderly conduct8/18/13 Harrison, Tyson49Burden, KsMulvane PDMPDWarrant (FTA)8/13/13 Monasmith, Jeremy39Wichita, Ks213 N Logan Belle Plaine, KsBPPDDisorderly conduct8/18/13 Reyes, Jesus56Belle Plaine, Ks400 N Logan, Belle PlaineSUSODriving while suspended, Transporting open container, Liability insurance8/14/13 Dwyer, Adam33Belle Plaine, Ks200 N C #100WPDAttempted Burglary8/15/13 Clark, Keith45Wichita, Ks777 Kansas Star DriveSUSOWarrant arrest (Montgomery County)8/17/13center_img Hernandez, Michael35Caldwell, Ks500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOSGCO Warrant (Traffic)8/12/13 Lovan, Destiny30Wichita, KS1200 N Cherry Wellington, KSSUSORose Hill Warrant8/14/13 Hobbs. David22Wellington, KS512 N F Wellington, KSWPDFTA Warrant8/15/13 Rowan, Alan62Harper, KS109 E 15th Wellington KSWPDDUI8/15/13 Mann, Thomas Jared Jr33Wellington, KS215 W. 9th Wellington, KSSUSOFTA 13CR84, FTA 13TR6618/13/13 Dunn, Jason23Belle Plaine, Ks318 N Linden Belle Plaine, KsBPPDDV Battery / Criminal damage to property8/17/13 Thach,Drexler20Wichita, KS100 S Central Caldwell, KSCAPDPoss Drug Para, Crim use weapon,Poss with intent, No drug tax stamp8/17/13 Yura, Shellie37Wellington, KS100 E 15th Wellington, KSWPDFTA Warrant8/15/13 Ouano,Devin Brian30Wichita, KS100 S Central Caldwell, KSCAPDPoss Meth,Poss drug Para,Crim Use of weapon,Drug tax stamp,Felony Obstruction8/17/13 Smith, Gerald64Wichita, KsCowley County JailSUSOBurglary, 2 counts theft, 1 Sumner County Warrant8/14/13 Davis, Candace27Kansas City, KSI-35 M.P. 12KHPDriving while suspended8/18/13 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 8/12/2013 thru 8/19/2013 Taton, Eric Eugene37Wichita, KS113 E. Spring Conway Springs, KSCSPDDV Battery8/13/13last_img read more

Gazelles to depart for World Cup Qualifiers on Wednesday

first_imgThe Gazelles and some FUBA officials at Lugogo on Tuesday. (Photos by Shaban Lubega).LUGOGO – The Uganda Women’s National team, the Gazelles will depart the country for Puerto Rico on Wednesday night ahead of the 3*3 World Cup qualifiers.The team was flagged off at Lugogo on Tuesday, April 30th, in the afternoon.They have been undergoing training and the girls are confident about raising the nation’s flag high when they take on the other teams at the tournament.The Gazelles are in Pool A alongside Estonia, Australia and the hosts Puerto Rico while Pool B comprises of Brazil, Spain, New Zealand and Mali.The Ugandan side will need to finish among the top 3 teams to qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Cup which is due to take place from June 18-23, 2019 in Netherlands.Below is the travelling contingentClaire Lamunu,Ritah ImanishimweAgeno Sarah JulietJamila NansikombiNasser Serunjogi (Head of Delegation)Nicholas Natuhereza (Coach)What You Need To Know About The 3*3 World CupThe FIBA 3×3 World Cup is the primary tournament for 3*3 basketball organized by FIBA.The debut of the tournament then named as the FIBA 3×3 World Championship was held in August 2012 in Athens, Greece.The current champions are Serbia in the men’s division and Italy in the women’s division.There are two events in the tournament; one for men and another for women. Each team has 4 players (3 on court, 1 bench).In the first edition, there was a mixed event where each team composed of 2 men and 2 women. The match is played on a half court and every rule applies as well as a 12-second shot clock and clearance needed on a new possession. 3*3 basketball received Olympic status in 2017.The RulesFIBA releases from time-to-time a 3×3 supplement to its official basketball rules. The rules state that regular FIBA rules apply to all situations not specifically addressed in the FIBA 3×3 rules. The current set, both in an abbreviated version and longer format, has been published in early 2016 and a video has been posted on YouTube.Under the 2016 rules, the departures from regular full-court basketball are as follows:-Each team consists of three players and one substitute.-The game is played on a half-court, with one basket.-A dedicated ball is used for all competitions, whether for men, women, or mixed-sex teams. Its circumference is that of the size 6 basketball (circumference of 727–734 mm/28.5–29.0 in) used in the full-court women’s game, but its weight is that of the size 7 ball (567–650 g/20.0–22.9 oz) used in the full-court men’s game.-A jump ball is not used to start the game. Instead, a coin toss is held immediately before the game. The winning team can choose to take possession of the ball at the start of the game, or take the first possession of a potential overtime period.-There are no jump balls at any time in the game; neither is there an alternating possession rule. In any held ball situation, the defensive team is granted possession.-Every successful shot inside the arc is awarded one point, while every successful shot behind the arc is awarded two points.-The game is a single period of 10 minutes with sudden death at 21 points. The winner is the first team to score 21 or the team with the highest score at the end of the 10 minutes. A tie in regulation leads to an untimed overtime period, which is won by the first team to score two points in overtime. Note that if a game is tied at 20 at the end of regulation, reaching 21 does not end the games.-Game play starts with the defensive team exchanging the ball with the offensive team behind the arc. This exchange is also used to restart the game from any dead ball situation. If a foul is committed that results in the non-fouling team retaining possession — i.e., a technical or “unsportsmanlike” foul (the latter essentially the same as the “flagrant foul” of North American rule sets) — the non-fouling team will receive the exchange.-A 12-second shot clock is used.-If the defense gains possession of the ball within the arc, by a steal, a block or a rebound, the team must move the ball behind the arc before being allowed to take a shot.-After a made goal or free throw (except for technical or unsportsmanlike fouls and team fouls 10 or more), play restarts with a player from the non-scoring team taking the ball directly under the basket and then dribbling or passing it to a point behind the arc. The defense is not allowed to play for the ball inside the block/charge semi-circle under the basket.-The only common feature between the substitution procedure in full-court and 3×3 is that it can occur only in a dead ball situation. In 3×3, a substitute can only enter from behind the end line opposite the basket, and the substitution becomes official once the player leaving the game has made physical contact with the substitute. Unlike the full-court game, no action from referees or table officials is required.-Each team is allowed one timeout (The officials may still stop the game in case of player injury or other dangerous situations, as in the standard FIBA rules).-Individual personal foul counts are not kept. In other words, players cannot be disqualified on the basis of personal fouls. However, a player who commits two unsportsmanlike fouls is disqualified.-Fouls during the act of shooting inside the arc are awarded 1 free throw, whilst fouls during the act of shooting behind the arc are awarded 2 free throws. However, team fouls 7, 8 and 9 are awarded two free throws, whilst team fouls 10 or more are awarded two free throws and possession of the ball.-Technical fouls (including unsportsmanlike fouls) result in two free throws plus possession of the ball, as in the standard full-court game.Comments Tags: FIBA 3*3 World Cupgazellestoplast_img read more