Category: xaxtzmzh

first_imgStock Image.JAMESTOWN – A convicted sex offender was arrested Monday after allegedly failing to report his change in address.The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says Bryan Carroll, 31, of Jamestown, was arrested on a bench warrant issued in Cattaraugus County Court.Deputies say Carroll was indicted on two counts of failure to register as a sex offender and failed to appear in court for arraignment.Carroll was taken into custody and held at the Cattaraugus County Jail. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

Read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.WARREN – Officials in Warren County, Pennsylvanian say a body has been recovered part of the search for a vehicle that crashed into the Allegheny reservoir this week.The Warren County Coroner’s office confirmed the news Wednesday afternoon.Although, the U.S. Forest Service, who lead the initial search, did not release additional information.Late Monday, 911 dispatch received a call that a vehicle crashed into the water. A search then began and continued Tuesday. First responders say the search originated at the Webb’s Ferry Boat Launch after Cattaraugus County’s 911 center received the call. Information was then transferred to dispatch in Warren.last_img read more

Read more

first_img“We developed the sensor to detect the smells of diseased onions,” Rains said. “Using a microprocessor, the e-nose collects data and sends it to a computer. The computer then determines the results.” Their study was published recently in the journal Sensors. “Our goal is to cut economic losses and reduce labor costs for onion growers and packers, and to provide quality products to consumers,” Li said. Onions, which had a farm gate value of $93.1 million in Georgia in 2013, are susceptible to two major postharvest diseases, known as neck rot and sour skin, which cause crop damage and lost revenue each year. The diseases are difficult to naturally detect, so Li and his collaborators developed technologies that would monitor quality in onion storage facilities. As part of a three-year grant, Changying “Charlie” Li, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, sought to find latent diseases in onions, ones not easily detected by the human eye. These diseases can spread to other onions in close vicinity, sometimes damaging half of the supply in storage. The study was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food. “We worked with the farmers to get onion samples,” Li said. “We monitored the onions for internal quality, firmness and sweetness.” “Electronic noses can be a low-cost instrument for detecting smells,” Rains said. “There is precedent in using electronic noses to identify different chemicals in odors.” Onions, one of the biggest vegetable crops in Georgia, risk disease when they are harvested and stored. To solve this issue, University of Georgia researchers have developed new technologies, including a gas sensor and imaging methods, to detect diseases in onions. Postharvest diseases cause onion degradation, rotting and a unique odor. The e-nose is able to monitor onion storage for the odor.center_img With Glen Rains, an entomology professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and adjunct professor in the College of Engineering, Li’s lab designed an electronic nose, commonly known as the e-nose, a device meant to detect smells in the air. In addition to the gas sensor, the three-year project also yielded other technologies to combat the spread of postharvest diseases. “Most onions are harvested at the end of spring in Georgia,” Li said. “Some onions go to fresh markets, while others are stored for a few months. While in storage, some onions could already be infected with a postharvest disease. If it’s not caught, the disease can spread to the other onions in storage.” Li and Rains tested the e-nose on Vidalia onions, Georgia’s official state vegetable. Collaborating with Vidalia onion farmers, Li and Rains successfully tried the e-nose on onion samples. Li’s group developed an imaging system for quick detection of sour-skin-infected onions on packing lines to potentially reduce the reliance on human inspectors. The imaging system prevents infected and low-quality onions from being packaged and sold to consumers. Another imaging system screens onions with high dry matter content, which has the practical value to the onion powder industry and annually is more than $100 million in revenue. “The life of this project was three years, and we largely accomplished our goals,” Li said. “There’s still more work to do. We want to make the gas sensor more robust and available to growers. We want our technology to benefit growers and consumers.” Now at the conclusion of their project, Li and Rains hope to continue to find ways to help the onion industry. The study’s co-author is Tharun Kondaru, a former graduate student in the College of Engineering.last_img read more

Read more

first_imgGovernorHighlights Blueprint for Health ReformsPraises Pending Omnibus Health Care Reform Bill Chronic conditionslike diabetes, cardiovascular disease and highblood pressure are the leading cause of illness, disability and death. They also constitute more than 80 percent of all health care spending.  Fifty-five percent of adult Vermonters have a chronic disease or condition.Eighty-eight percent of the states population over the age of 65 mustmanage one or more chronic condition. The Blueprint for Health offers realistic, achievable,sustainable and meaningful reforms of our health care system that everyoneagrees are necessaryreforms that will have a lasting and profoundlypositive affect on the lives and health of our fellow Vermonters,Governor Douglas said.  This program has continually evolved withvaluable input provided by physicians, nurses, educators, insurers and citizensand we will continue to listen, learn and refine this innovative program, whichI hope will be duplicated in other parts of the country. q       Eliminatethe 75% rule that permits insurance companies to drop small businesses withfewer than 75% of the employees covered under the employers plan shouldbe eliminated.  Governor Douglas said this provision is unfair, hurts both theemployer and the employees who are left without insurance and puts additionalstrain on government-sponsored programs. Douglas said the billrepresents an important next step in the effort to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for every Vermonter. The Governor said the bill, which contains many of his recommendationsto the Legislature, is a platform for meaningful progress on health care reformthis year.  This new model offers well-coordinated care that leverageshealth information technology tools, enhances self-management, and is closelyaligned with chronic care prevention efforts, said Craig Jones, MD,director of the Vermont Blueprint for Health. The Blueprint for Healthinvolves sweeping health reform and this conference provides us with anopportunity to bring the key stakeholders together, share successes, reviewprogress and refine our plan. When fully implemented, this cutting-edge effort will transform Vermonts healthcare delivery systemshifting it from a focus on acute care to a systemdesigned to more effectively care for and prevent costly chronic conditions.    GOVERNOR PRAISES HOUSE HEALTH CARECOMMITTEEWhile at the conference, the Governor also praised the House HealthCare Committee for their work on H.887, an omnibus health care reform bill for 2008.  ### q       Helpmove forward on the development of the states health informationexchange network, a key to improved quality of care and cost control on healthcare expenses. Were off to a strong beginning and Catamount Health Carehas put affordable health care within reach of uninsured Vermonters.  Morethan 4,000 previously uninsured Vermonters, with more enrolling every day, nowhave insurance they can afford and can get the care they need, when they needit, the Governor said.   Even with these achievements, the costof insurance remains one of the chief barriers to prosperity and the peace ofmind Vermonters deserve and Im committed to moving ahead withresponsible reforms to reduce the cost of insurance for families and smallbusinesses in the long-term. Initiated by Governor Jim Douglas, the Blueprint for Health is apublic-private partnership aimed at improving health care and reducing theoverall need for costly medical services. The conference was hosted by theVermont Department of Health and the Universityof Vermont, College of Medicine. Among other items, the bill includes provisions to: q       Makehealth care coverage accessible to more young adults by allowing parents tokeep them on their plans longer.  q       Enhancethe focus on chronic conditions and, as the Governor as proposed, focus onprevention at the state, regional and community levels. With so many areas of agreement among usand the financialsecurity of so many families at stakewe must launch these additional reformsthis year, Governor Douglas said.  And I appreciate the attentionthe House has paid to this important issue. Vermontsnew approach to healthcare is changing the way primary care providers operatetheir practices, officials at the Vermont Department of Health added.  Vermont is one of thefew states in the nation that is pushing ahead, through the Vermont Blueprintfor Health, toward a patient-centered medical homemodel of care. At its core, the medical home is an ongoingpartnership between each person and a specially trained primary care physician. South Burlington, Vt. Atthe fifth annual Vermont Blueprint for Health Conference March 25, Governor JimDouglas highlighted how Vermonts health care system is transforming fromthe traditional care delivery to a patient-centered approach that focuses onprevention and care for patients with chronic conditions.  The Governor alsopraised a health care reform bill currently pending in the House Health CareCommittee.last_img read more

Read more

first_imgGibbons Creek owners make it official, Texas coal plant to close permanently in October FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Owners of the 470-MW, coal-fired Gibbons Creek Generating Station, which has been in mothball status, have decided to shut the plant permanently as of Oct. 23 despite tight supplies in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and pricing changes designed to encourage generation owners to stay in the market.ERCOT late June 28 issued a notice to market participants that it had received a Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation, which the city of Garland, Texas, intended to change the status of the Gibbons Creek plant from mothballed “to a status of decommissioned and retired permanently as of October 23, 2019.” As the plant was in mothball status, its owner, the Texas Municipal Power Agency need take no further action with ERCOT to proceed with the permanent decommissioning.Having come online in October 1983, the plant’s contract for supplies to the Texas cities of Bryan, Denton, Garland and Greenville ended in September 2018. The four cities own the power agency. Denton in November 2018 entered into power purchase agreements for 150 MW from two solar projects now in development.The Gibbons Creek plant had been in mothball status since October 2018 with plans to resume operations seven or eight months later, but the city of Garland, which had contracted for about 221 MW of the plant’s capacity, decided instead to continue the mothball status indefinitely.According to S&P Global Market Intelligence data, the Gibbons Creek plant’s capacity factor in 2017 was less than 39% and just over 40% in 2016. Its coal supply in 2018 came from Arch Coal Inc.’s Coal Creek mine in Campbell County, Wyo.Located near the nexus of ERCOT’s Houston, North and South hubs, the plant had been for sale since mid-2017. This year through July 1, day-ahead on-peak locational marginal prices at those three locations have averaged less than $28/MWh.More ($): Texas municipal to retire mothballed coal plantlast_img read more

Read more

first_imgNew River Gorge Bridge – West VirginiaLights on the New River Bridge?The West Virginia Department of Transportation may install lights on the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. The lighting would be turned on at dusk, then turned off after a couple of hours. “It’s still in the ‘idea’ phase,” says DOT project coordinator Rob Pennington. Not everyone is lighting up over the proposal. “This bridge is in a national park. You’ve got dark skies issues,” says Kenny Parker with the New River Climbers Alliance. “Plus, it’s just cheesy.”Paddle the French Broad River TrailSeven access points and campsites are being planned along a 117-mile stretch of the French Broad River by the Western North Carolina Alliance. Construction of the first campsite has already begun, and the entire paddle trail should be completed by next summer.New Species Found in Tennessee RiverA new species of giant crayfish was recently discovered  under a rock in a stream bed that joins the Tennessee River. The new crustacean, dubbed Barbicambarus simmonsi, is five inches long, twice the size of most other crayfish found in the region. According to researchers, the discovery underscores the need for more scientific exploration of land and species in the U.S. Celebrate the new crayfish on the 22nd of this month, which has been declared International Day for Biological Diversity by the United Nations.“The woods and the wind will be good for their hearts and souls.”—President Franklin Roosevelt, at the dedication of Shenandoah National Park in 1936. Shenandoah turns 75 this year. My Bike is Faster Than Your CarBikes are faster than cars in downtown Chattanooga, according to a new study by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency. The study measured door-to-door travel time of driving, mass transit, walking, and cycling. Surprisingly, taking a car was the slowest mode of transport studied over a number of routes, due to the time it takes to walk to a car, stop at lights, park, and walk to the destination. 1 2last_img read more

Read more

first_imgLawyers from across the world to gather in Cancun October 1, 2001 Assistant Editor Regular News Lawyers from across the world to gather in Cancun Amy K. Brown Assistant EditorThousands of lawyers from over 130 countries will gather in Cancun, Mexico, from October 28 through November 2, as part of the International Bar Association’s Business Law International Conference. The Florida Bar will have a noticeable presence at the conference, as the Bar’s International Law Section will hold a cocktail reception on Thursday evening, November 1, and conduct a seminar on the advantages of doing business in Florida for the foreign attendees, “Florida: Gateway to the World.” This will not be the last collaboration of the two organizations, according to IBA Executive Director Mark Ellis. “We feel Florida is one of the key states in the U.S., when it comes to international trade and international legal issues,” he said. “We feel that there’s a great interest from lawyers in Florida in international affairs, and we think the IBA can work with lawyers in Florida on mutual interests that we have in expanding our contact in the international community.” Ellis was recruited to be IBA’s executive director from his position as head of the ABA’s Central and East European Law Initiative program. As the first American to head the IBA, and as a member of The Florida Bar, Ellis said he hopes to forge a lasting relationship with the Bar. Larry Gore, the International Law Section’s liaison to the IBA, said the partnership has arisen out of the organizations’ similar goals. The Cancun conference will be the closest meeting of the IBA to Florida, Gore said, the International Law Section has close ties with the Mexican Bar. “It presents a two-fold opportunity for Florida attorneys to get acquainted with their international counterparts around the world. The IBA has extended its invitation to attend the Cancun meeting to all Florida lawyers – not just those in the International Law Section – because of the diversity of topics to be covered. The conference will focus on business law in a global sense, but also will include seminars ranging from small and solo practice management issues, to maritime law, to personal injury claims, to the legal issues surrounding travel websites. All told, the conference will offer hundreds of seminars for lawyers from virtually every practice area. “Florida is at the crossroads of trade and services and goods,” said Tony Santos, chair of the Bar’s International Law Section. “It’s not just Latin America. It’s Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Africa.” Members of the International Law Section have spent years developing working relationships with attorneys and law firms in other countries, Santos said, and the International Law Section is building on those already developed relationships. “What I would like to see is other sections taking advantage of the International Law Section’s vast worldwide resources and working together so that everybody benefits,” he said. This is another area where the IBA can help, Ellis added. “The fact that we are going through a globalization process, you can look at issues like capital markets, intellectual property, antitrust issues. No longer do these issues pertain to one jurisdiction. They affect cross-borders of many different countries. That’s why the IBA plays an important role in this,” he said. Josh Markus, vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and Practice, and a member of The Florida Bar’s International Law Section, noted this globalization is new for many Florida lawyers. “Everybody’s practice is becoming international in one respect or another,” he said. “Firms that weren’t involved in international aspects of the law are now becoming increasingly involved. Practices are becoming globalized, and frankly, that’s one thing that’s important for practitioners to know.” And the Cancun conference will highlight the multijurisdictional issues attorneys face every day. “There’s no other venue in the world where you will be able. . . to interact with a diverse number of attorneys from throughout the world,” Ellis said. “Not only that, but we attract some of the top attorneys in the world from some of the top law firms. Just being able to be a part of that type of gathering is exhilarating and important.” For more information about the International Bar Association’s Business Law International Conference in Cancun, Mexico, visit www.ibanet.org/cancun. The International Law Section has arranged with the Hilton of Cancun for Florida Bar attendees to receive a special rate for three nights. The entire cost for three nights (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) hotel and round-trip airfare is $587 per person, double occupancy. To get more information about the discounts available for Florida Bar members, contact Seminars at Sea Travel at (800)491-3567 or Gorel@email.MSN.com.last_img read more

Read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 36-year-old East Patchogue man was shot and wounded outside an Islip Terrace bar over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.A group of people were in the parking lot of Ethan Aya Sports Bar and Grill on Lowell Avenue, when a fight broke out and a person with a gun opened fired at 3:35 a.m. Sunday, police said.Richard Morales was shot in the left calf. He was treated at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue and released.Third Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631-854-8352 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img

Read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An elder law attorney from Great Neck has admitted to stealing $797,332 from her clients—five times the amount that authorities said she stole when she was arrested nearly two years ago.Martha Brosius, 50, pleaded guilty Monday at Nassau County court to two counts of grand larceny and a charge of scheme to defraud. Queens prosecutors are handling the case due to the fact that Brosius’ husband works for the Nassau County District Attorney’s office, which requested a special prosecutor to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.“The defendant has admitted to breaching her fiduciary duty and unjustly enriching herself at the expense of her clients,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. “Under the terms of the guilty plea in which she admitted her guilt, the defendant will sign a confession of judgment to begin the process of making her victims financially whole and faces the prospect of serious prison time.”Brosius was originally accused of stealing about $150,000 from four clients, but was later indicted on charges of stealing about $700,000 when more victims were uncovered, the Press has reported.As part of Brosius’ plea deal, she admitted to stealing from two additional victims that were not part of her indictment. Investigators said a total of 12 clients were victimized in the case.Prosecutors suggested that Brosius be sentenced to six-to-18 years in prison, but Judge Helene Gugerty recommended that she be sentenced to 4-12 years in addition to ordering her to pay restitution.Brosius is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 12.Her Garden City-based attorney, Marc Gann, previously told the Press that she had retired from practicing law.last_img read more

Read more

first_img Comment Arsene Wenger explains why he will never go back to Arsenal in any capacity Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 24 May 2020 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Wenger was at the club for over two decades (Picture: Getty Images)Arsene Wenger insists he will never return to Arsenal, even to watch a game, after leaving the Gunners in 2018.The Frenchman spent 22 years as Arsenal manager, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his reign.After early success in north London, Wenger was tasked with the tricky job of overseeing the club’s transition from Highbury to the Emirates with very limited spending power.A section of Arsenal fans began to turn on their iconic manager in the last few seasons of his tenure, blaming him for the team’s inability to challenge for the league.ADVERTISEMENTAnd after eventually leaving the club after over two decades in charge, Wenger promised himself he would never go back to his old side in any capacity.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Would I return to the Emirates Stadium? I always said to myself that I would be leaving Arsenal completely. That’s the decision I made,’ he told beIN Sports.‘I managed the club for 1,235 games, I’ve had good and bad times there, but we always tried to defend the club’s values. And I think we managed to do it.’ Wenger’s side went unbeaten in the 2003-04 campaign (Picture: Getty Images)One of Wenger’s best moments at Arsenal undoubtedly came in the 2003-4 campaign, when his Invincibles became the first team in the Premier League era to go unbeaten over a whole season.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool came close to equalling the Gunners’ record this season, but a 3-0 loss to Watford in February shattered their hopes of matching the feat.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 ArsenalWhen asked if he got any joy out of watching the Reds lose that game, Wenger said: ‘Yes, it was a form of satisfaction.‘We always like to be the only ones to achieve something. They [Liverpool] could really go all the way. But it shows that it’s difficult to repeat this feat.‘Anyway, that day, I had a lot of messages from Arsenal supporters.’MORE: Cesc Fabregas says Arsene Wenger was better at developing young players than Pep Guardiola and Jose MourinhoMORE: The ridiculous rule Arsene Wenger wanted to introduce after Arsenal were battered by StokeFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Read more