Reason for Fertilizer Plant Explosion Undetermined

first_img Previous articleVilsack Weighs in On Committee Farm BillsNext articleCorn Planting Wrapping Up in Eastern Indiana Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – May 17, 2013 Home Indiana Agriculture News Reason for Fertilizer Plant Explosion Undetermined Investigators have announced that the cause of the West Fertilizer Company explosion has been ruled undetermined. This ruling is made when the cause can’t be proven to an acceptable level of certainty – which may be due to insufficient information or the inability to eliminate multiple causes. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms did eliminate some possible causes for the fire – including rekindling from a previous fire, spontaneous ignition, a 480-watt electricity system, anhydrous ammonia, ammonium nitrate, smoking and weather concerns. A 120-volt electrical system, a golf cart and an intentionally set fire were not eliminated as possible causes. While the investigation into the fire’s cause is closed – a separate criminal investigation remains open. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Reason for Fertilizer Plant Explosion Undeterminedlast_img read more

Police beat TV cameraman who filmed police attack on protest organiser

first_img Follow the news on Gabon News to go further Organisation Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands Reporters Without Borders condemns the beating which cameraman Claude Aba Mboula of privately-owned TV station Télé Africa received from police when he filmed police violence during a street protest against cost of living increases in Libreville on 25 April.“Cases of journalists on the job being physically attacked by police are increasing dangerously in Gabon and must one day be punished or else the climate of impunity will just encourage them to continue,” the press freedom organisation said. “The Gabonese authorities must carry out an investigation into the attack on Mboula and punish the police officers responsible.”The police beat Mboula and seized his camera after noticing that he was filming their use of violence against Jean-Robert Menié, the spokesman of the civil society coalition called Fairness and Quality that organised the march. Mboula was taken to a Libreville hospital where he was treated for three broken ribs. The camera was later recovered from Libreville police headquarters without the videotape of the attack on Menié, Télé Africa editor Snella Ange Pambo said.When Télé Africa reporter Ginette Moussadji was clubbed by police in similar circumstances on 21 December 2005, footage of the incident was filmed by an amateur cameraman and shown on the Libreville news media, causing widespread outrage.But neither the attack on Moussadji nor any other case of police violence against journalists has been punished or condemned by the National Council for Communication, which regulates the broadcast media. Receive email alerts RSF_en January 24, 2020 Find out more GabonAfrica December 31, 2019 Find out morecenter_img GabonAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News News Reports Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more April 28, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police beat TV cameraman who filmed police attack on protest organiserlast_img read more

Hops and Props fundraiser

first_img By admin – April 6, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Hops & Props 2016 logo WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Local Newscenter_img CAF High Sky WingThe High Sky WingThe 2018 Hops and Props fundraiser benefitting the CAF High Sky Wing and Midland Army Airfield Museum has been scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Commemorative Air Force Main Hanger, 9600 Wright Drive, Midland.There will be live music by Donnie Evetts and Grindstone, more than 50 different types of beers and ciders to taste, a cash bar, food, vintage airplanes, a silent auction and more.General admission is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. VIP tables are $500 for a table of eight. Designated driver tickets are $20.For more information or tickets, call 703-3142. Twitter Hops and Props fundraiser Facebook Pinterest Previous articleGUEST VIEW: Radicals in panic means Scott Pruitt is doing a good jobNext articleMOSC masterwork series concert adminlast_img read more

Measuring Pending Home Sales and Affordability

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Measuring Pending Home Sales and Affordability Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Pending Sales Rent Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Pending home sales declined in April 2019, according to the latest Pending Home Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The Index fell 1.5% to 104.3 in April, down from 105.9 in March, and year-over-year contract signings declined 2%, which the NAR states is the 16th straight month of annual decreases.”Though the latest monthly figure shows a mild decline in contract signings, mortgage applications and consumer confidence have been steadily rising,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist. “It’s inevitable for sales to turn higher in a few months.””Home price appreciation has been the strongest on the lower-end as inventory conditions have been consistently tight on homes priced under $250,000. Price conditions are soft on the upper-end, especially in high tax states like Connecticut, New York and Illinois,” Yun said.Yun notes that the sales dip has yet to account for some of the more favorable trends toward homeownership, such as lower mortgage rates. Additionally, he states that the year-over-year increases reported by data from realtor.com could be a sign of a rise in inventory.”We are seeing migration to more affordable regions, particularly in the South, where there has been recent job growth and homes are more affordable,” Yun said.By metro area, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington, San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon-Washington, and Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee, saw the largest increase in active listings in April compared to a year ago.While affordability is improving, affordability is still a problem for homeowners as well as renters in many metro areas. According to Freddie Mac, the largest metro areas are the most rent-burdened.“Rental affordability is a significant challenge for metropolitan areas across the United States,” said Steve Guggenmos, VP of Freddie Mac Multifamily Research and Modeling. “The vast majority of the units Freddie Mac finances are affordable. Even so, our research shows that supply just hasn’t kept pace with demand in many metros, and that’s pushing affordable rents out of reach for millions of American families.” Affordability Pending Sales Rent 2019-05-30 Seth Welborn Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Temporary Extension Granted for National Flood Insurance Program Next: The Impact of Storm Surges on Housingcenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago May 30, 2019 1,241 Views Measuring Pending Home Sales and Affordability Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Postlast_img read more

Gardai warn of driving the ‘morning after’ as part of drunk driving crackdown

first_img Google+ News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter If you’re out celebrating this Easter weekend remember to drink at your own pace.That’s the warning from Drink Aware who’re advising people the more they drink, the longer it will take for alcohol to leave their system.It takes your body roughly one hour to get rid of one standard drink.The Gardaí are also warning motorists they’ll be out in force this bank holiday weekend – 124 motorists failed breath tests this time last year.Drink Aware’s Fionnuala Sheehan has these tips to avoid being over the limit the ‘morning after’:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/NEWSTALK0907256.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous articleGallagher in search of 2nd win at the World YouthsNext articleUS entertainment law company confirms it plans to creat 75 new jobs in Derry News Highland center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – April 20, 2014 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai warn of driving the ‘morning after’ as part of drunk driving crackdown Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+last_img read more

Letter carriers donate food items

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Secrets Revealed Letter carriers donate food items Jackson said each year, the letter carriers in the Troy and Goshen office decide which charitable agency will receive the donated food.“We rotate it each year,” she said. “Last year, we donated the food items to the Salvation Army. This year, we chose the Outreach End Time Deliverance Church because the church has an outreach program and is always in need of non-perishable food items for their food pantry.”The Rev. Willie Scott, church pastor, said his church greatly appreciates the donation of items for its food pantry. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 23, 2012 “But not this time,” he said. “Out of all those cans of food, we had very few that were out of date. And, we had a good number of canned meat items – even some hams.”William McCleese, Outreach member, said canned meats and peanut butter are items that are in short supply at food pantries.“We are always in need of those kinds of items,” he said.Scott said the two tons of food that have been donated to Outreach church are being stacked in boxes due to lack of shelf space.“If anyone has any shelves that they are not using, they would be a welcome donation to our food pantry,” he said. “We could then get more of the canned food and packages out for easier pickup.”The Outreach food pantry is open to the public on Sundays and Wednesdays at its location at 22420 Highway 231 north of Troy and across from Kelly’s Food Mart.The church also can be reached by calling 807-0400 or 868-6753. Skip Imagine two-and-a-half tons of non-perishable foods items. That’s an example of the generosity of the people on the routes of letter carriers in Troy and Goshen.Each year, letter carriers across the nation participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. This year the city and rural letter carriers in Troy and Goshen collected more cans and packages of non-perishable foods than ever before.“Actually, in the last two years, we have collected more than in the past,” said Patricia Jackson, a letter carrier for the Troy Post Office and the chair of the annual food drive. “I think that’s because there have been so many things, like the tornadoes that hit Alabama, that hearts have been touched and people are giving above and beyond. It was amazing to see how people responded this year.” Sponsored Content This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Book Nook to reopen “We want to thank the Troy letter carriers, city and rural, and all of those who donated food items to the food drive,” Scott said. “We have a great need at our food pantry and this large amount of donated food items will go a long way to meet those needs.”Scott said the Outreach food pantry has been in operation about 20 years and the church also operates a clothing closet and a homeless shelter.“We have the most requests for food,” Scott said. “There are a lot of people who have lost their jobs and a lot that are only able to work part time. And, there are elderly people who are living on fixed incomes so we do have many requests.”Raj Tyner, who is also a letter carrier, said often people use the letter carriers’ food drive as an opportunity to “clean out their cabinets.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author You Might Like Back to life Sikorsky unveiled the first modernized S-61T Wednesday morning. Sikorsky scores contract to  modernize S-61 helicopters For almost eight years, Sikorsky… read more Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Boy allegedly forced to urinate in front of classroom, made to wear garbage bags

first_imgRicks Moulton/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A lawsuit filed by the parents of an 8-year-old boy alleges that a teacher disallowed their son to use the bathroom and made him pee into a trashcan in front of his classmates before he urinated on himself, soaking his clothes in the process.The incident happened last November when the boy was attending Manhattan Place Elementary School in South Los Angeles in the Los Angeles Unified School District when he initially approached his teacher to use the bathroom and was told that he was not allowed. He then allegedly approached the teacher a second time and was told to pee in the trashcan, according to ABC News’ Los Angeles station KABC.“Instead of just letting him go, the teacher told him to urinate in a trashcan that was in the classroom and in front of his classmates,” said the family’s attorney Toni Jaramilla in a press conference last week.The suit says that he urinated on himself during that process and soaked his clothes and, later that day, went to his after-school enrichment program where the incident was made worse by another employee.“He went to another teacher to try to receive help and she proceeded to place a garbage bag on him to make an example out of him of what you should not do at school, instead of calling us and saying ‘can you please bring him a change of clothes,’” said the boy’s mother Sonia Mongol at the press conference.“That employee, for whatever reason, placed two trash bags on the boy which caused further embarrassment,” said Jaramilla.The suit alleges that a third incident happened 4 months later in March of this year when the boy asked a substitute teacher to use that bathroom and then locked him out of the classroom.The boy has been transferred out of Manhattan Place Elementary to another school but his mother says he still talks about the incident.“He doesn’t understand why when he went to adults for help they would do this to him, so it’s had a lasting effect on him,” Mongol said.Mongol also said she was never notified about the incident by the school and is seeking damages for extreme negligence and creating a hostile environment.“There really needs to be some kind of training and sensitivity — and just compliance — with what the school board implements, or puts out there, with regards to allowing access to bathrooms,” Jaramilla said.The school district says it notified law enforcement when it first learned of the allegation and is conducting an administrative investigation, according to KABC.The district added in a statement obtained by KABC that while it does not comment on pending litigation, “the Los Angeles Unified School District remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reservelast_img read more

Rights for older staff set to come of age

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Rights for older staff set to come of ageOn 2 May 2000 in Personnel Today The Government’s long awaited report into “active ageing” – the question ofhow to keep older workers in the labour market – throws down some interestingchallenges for HR professionals in the UK. It is clear that we are watching theopening developments in the process of age diversity becoming the next bigequality issue.What is interesting is the way the Cabinet Office has chosen to approach theissue from an economic point of view, talking in terms of the loss toproductivity and the cost to taxpayers through extra benefit payments.So why should employers and HR professionals take age discriminationseriously? At a fundamental level, while half the population are women, and asmaller proportion come from an ethnic minority background, we are all going toget older.There are huge training (and re-training) issues for everyone to consider.As the report highlights, one disadvantage that older workers do suffer from ishaving obsolete skills. Can anyone really doubt that with the breakneck pace oftechnological evolution this is going to get any better? Particularly with thedeath of the job-for-life for many employees, multi-skilling and lifelonglearning become even more important.There is the loss of corporate memory organisations have reported when theyfail to value the contribution of older workers. People do not work for decadesin the same job without picking up a few tricks of the trade.Finally, the bottom line is that if companies do not pull there socks up onage diversity the Government will bring in anti-discrimination legislation.This is something few employers will relish, but given the record of voluntaryself-improvement let’s face it the legislation will be on the way.While the PIU can only make recommendations, this report is an importantdocument nonetheless as it doubtless points up the kind of issues HRdepartments are going to need to start thinking about over the next few years.It might not be as important as legal rulebooks, but keeping a copy close tohand would not be a bad idea.last_img read more

Persistent dynamic correlations in self-organized critical systems away from their critical point

first_imgWe show that correlated dynamics and long time memory persist in self-organized criticality (SOC) systems even when forced away from the defined critical point that exists at vanishing drive strength. These temporal correlations are found for all levels of external forcing as long as the system is not overdriven. They arise from the same physical mechanism that produces the temporal correlations found at the vanishing drive limit, namely the memory of past events stored in the system profile. The existence of these correlations contradicts the notion that a SOC time series is simply a random superposition of events with sizes distributed as a power law, as has been suggested by previous studies.last_img read more

BYU beats Rutgers for first upset of women’s NCAA Tournament

first_imgMarch 22, 2021 /Sports News – Local BYU beats Rutgers for first upset of women’s NCAA Tournament Tags: BYU Cougars Women’s Basketball/Upset/Women’s NCAA Tournament Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Paisley Johnson Harding scored 28 points and 11th-seeded BYU gave the women’s NCAA Tournament its first upset with a 69-66 victory over sixth-seed Rutgers.After Sunday’s 16-0 start for the higher seeds, the Cougars — believed to be the last team to make the field — came out Monday morning to knock off the 21st-ranked Scarlet Knights and advance to Wednesday’s second round against the winner of third-seed Arizona and 14-seed Stony Brook.Harding was 8-of-17 shooting with four 3-pointers. Gonzales, who was only 3-of-17 shooting, made 10 of 11 from the line and scored 17 points.Ariella Guirantes scored 30 points on 10-of-18 shooting with Diamond Johnson adding 13 for Rutgers. Associated Presslast_img read more