Gov. Dunleavy’s veto to agriculture funding alarms advocates of local food

first_imgFood | State GovernmentGov. Dunleavy’s veto to agriculture funding alarms advocates of local foodJuly 10, 2019 by Renee Gross, KBBI – Homer Share:(Creative Commons photo by Michael (Miche) Spring)Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto cutting funding to agricultural development has alarmed advocates for sustainable farms working toward food security. The veto would cut $1.2 million from the state’s Department of Natural Resources in addition to defunding a loan program for farmers.Assistance for farmersRobbi Mixon is the local foods director for Cook Inletkeeper in Homer. She said the governor’s veto will deprive Alaska farmers of crucial know-how and advice from the state’s agriculture division.“They’re able to educate them,” she said. “They’re able to just give them a lift up. And farmers know that they have people that are supporting them and there are resources and they don’t have to do all the work. They can focus on farming.”That assistance can be for things like marketing local produce, researching seed banks or for cutting-edge technologies. She said it’s worked: The number of farms in Alaska has risen 30% in the last five years, even as the number of farms decreases nationally.Cook Inletkeeper has been able to create a network of farmers market managers and farmers as well as hold conferences using state funding assistance.“That money is invaluable,” she said. “Most of the people working in the agriculture industry probably couldn’t afford to do this. To have that peer-to-peer information exchange, and also feel like you’re not in this alone. We share the same problems and how can we face them together.”Food securityKyra Wagner is the district manager for the Homer Soil and Water Conservation District, which directs local natural resource programs. She notes that while it is unclear exactly how the cuts may play out, she worries about a larger issue: food security.“If there’s an emergency here, we do have three days of food in the state, but when there’s an emergency, it’s three hours because people panic,” she said. “So having some kind of stability, rely on something that’s local, dig into that root seller of potatoes.”That’s why she said Alaska farmers aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about the cuts.Wagner also works on combating invasive weeds on the Kenai Peninsula, and she worries that a loss of funding could make programs combating these threats suffer.“Things like that, that nobody really sees or understands the impact of, can actually have long-range impacts that could cost the state tons of money trying to combat things that are harmful that had been introduced completely innocently,” she said.The governor also vetoed $375,000 from the industrial hemp program, which would help provide research and support to producers of the crop.The Legislature faces a Friday deadline to override the governor’s vetoes. Share this story:last_img read more

What does the chancellor’s Budget mean for you? From the single parent to the startup founder

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From the single parent to the startup founder Tags: Budget 2016 Startups whatsapp THE SINGLE PARENTCatherine Gannon, 51Managing partner at law firm Gannons Gannons Commercial Law continues to do well, with profits and earnings up on last year. Catherine is commercially savvy and has restructured the business from an LLP to a limited company, illustrating that she is a smart operator in a segmented legal market. Catherine lives with two children, aged 12 and 14, in a home with a mortgage and holds several investment properties. BDO’s BUDGET TEAM SAYS: The major announcement which will be of interest to Catherine is around the government consulting on a shake up on business rates and the abolition of the annual tax return. Both measures could reduce the time and cost of doing business and provide Catherine’s business with more funds for re-investment and growth. On a personal tax note it will be interesting to see how the abolition of the tax return will work for Catherine’s rental properties, as it is presumed this information will still need to be reported in some form to HMRC. THE ENTREPRENEURKristo Kaarmann, 34Co-founder of TransferWise, a peer-to-peer international money transfer business, in Shoreditch Kristo’s business is just over three years old. It has attracted $91m of investment from venture capital and private investor, and is growing at 10-15 per cent a month. It now employs 50 people in the UK and 250 more around the world. Kristo travels overseas twice a month to visit international offices as well as the firm’s US investors. He owns property in Tallinn, Estonia, but rents in London. Kristo cycles to work and takes a salary of £35,000, and he doesn’t have a pension. BDO’s BUDGET TEAM SAYS: The Budget 2015 is a mixed bag for Kristo. The abolishment of employer NICs on payments to apprentices under the age of 25 will help to reduce his business costs and provide more incentive to recruit new staff under an apprenticeship scheme. However, the government is cracking down on international enterprises diverting profits from the UK which will increase costs for Kristo as he will be required to provide country-by-country reporting to the UK authorities on his activities overseas. THE FAMILY MAN Martin Winter, 59Partner, Taylor Wessing Martin, a keen runner, lives in Wandsworth with his wife in a home they own outright. They have a 24-year-old son doing an MBA in the US on a waterskiing scholarship, and a daughter who works in marketing. Martin saves through Isas and EIS. Taylor Wessing recorded average earnings per partner of £657,000 last year. BDO’s BUDGET TEAM SAYS: There are no big giveaways for Martin in this year’s Budget. As an additional rate income tax payer he will not see any benefit from the increase in the personal allowance. The chancellor is reducing the pension lifetime allowance from £1.25m to £1m from April 2016. If affected, Martin will need to speak to his pensions’ adviser as soon as possible as he is approaching retirement age. He will be pleased that the chancellor announced no further cuts to the current pensions annual allowance, so Martin will still receive tax relief on his contributions each year, provided his pension pot is below the lifetime limit. THE APPRENTICE LIVING AT HOMEHannah Bufton, 19Higher apprentice, PwC Hannah is currently living with her parents while saving for a deposit for a flat. She earns a salary of £23,750. Hannah travels to work on the train and drives at the weekends. She also enjoys a glass of wine. BDO’s BUDGET TEAM SAYS: Hannah is a definite winner from this year’s Budget. The announcements in George Osborne’s Budget around increasing the personal allowance to £10,600 for 2015/16, then to £10,800 the year after and £11,000 the year after, will directly benefit Hannah providing her with more disposable income. The help-to-buy ISA will be of particular interest to Hannah when she is looking to buy her first house but not for people looking to rent. Under this scheme, the Government will pay a bonus of 25 per cent of the amount saved, so a £10,000 ISA will benefit from a top up of £2,500 providing it is used as a deposit on a house purchase. The freezing of the duty on wine, although keeping costs the same, will effectively be a cut when taking inflation into account. Hannah will also obtain some benefit from the freezing of fuel duty, which the government has estimated will save average motorists £675 by the end of 2015/6. However, as she only drives at weekends this saving will be limited. THE STARTUP FOUNDEROliver Pugh, 27Founder of snack box service EarlyBird Oliver’s business is around eight months old. It has attracted £84,000 worth of investment via the crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The business currently predicts year one revenues of £321,949. It currently employs four people and will look to grow this over the next 12 months. Oliver lives with his girlfriend in a rented flat in London. He drinks socially, but does not smoke. His savings have all been invested in EarlyBird, and from January 2015 Oliver has taken a salary of £24,000 with no pension. BDO’s BUDGET TEAM SAYS: Oliver is another winner in this year’s Budget, as a small business owner. The small business rate consultation and abolition of employer NICs for apprentices under 25 will provide incentives to enable his business to grow. As Oliver takes a small salary from the business, he will personally benefit from the increase in the personal allowance over the next three years. He will also benefit from the £1,000 personal savings allowance, provided he continues to draw a salary which keeps him under the higher rate income tax threshold.  last_img read more

North Port Fire Rescue to giveaway free reuseable face masks on Monday

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS Burn ban issued for City of North Port May 27, 2021 Man arrested for dumping 2,000 pounds of debris in North Port June 2, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Distributionface maskNorth Port Police looking for driver who whacked mailboxes in North Port June 2, 2021 Face masks no longer required at Mighty Mussels games in Hammond Stadium May 25, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentscenter_img AdvertisementNPFR will not be giving away N95 masks. They are cloth face coverings. Advertisement NORTH PORT, Fla. — Just in time for the holidays, North Port Fire Rescue will be giving away free face masks on Monday, Dec. 21. The face covering distribution site will be located at Suncoast Technical College, 4445 Career Lane.People can drive up to the mask distribution from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. to pick up a face covering on Monday but stay in the car. Limit 10 masks per vehicle. If you think you’ll be hanging around more people than recommended or expected during the holidays, it’ll be helpful to stock up. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Shinuiju Inspection Ends in Anticlimax

first_img Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News Under the guidance of Director of the Ministry of Administration of the Chosun (North Korea) Workers’ Party Jang Sung Taek, brother-in-law of Kim Jong Il, the inspection of Shinuiju, which began in March and has lasted more than four months, was reportedly completed in mid-July.A source from Shinuiju said in an interview with the Daily NK on the 29th, “The public executions of 14 people suspected of corruption, which was uncovered during the inspection process, was done in order to finish up the inspection. Those killed were charged with receiving funds from the South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS), for leaking national secrets, opening accounts in China, and accumulating private wealth.” The source said, “The public executions took place in Shinuiju and Yeomjoo at the same time on the morning of July 17th. Executions took place immediately after the trials and 30 shots were fired into each person.” Since last year, the North Korean authorities have been firing tens of random shots at the corruption suspects in order to increase the propagandistic effect among the average civilians watching the trials.The source said, “Those who were executed were officials of the Trade Business Office in China and people who had engaged in trade with China in Shinuiiu and Yeomjoo. The authorities announced that in Yeomjoo, those who used to gather and sell marine products to China were linked to the NIS and were accused of selling national intelligence and accumulating two million Yuan (approximately USD297,000) in Chinese banks as private assets.”He added, “The deceased also had guardians among high Party officials in Pyongyang who had turned a blind-eye and protected them. However, not even one high-level official was exposed during the inspections.”The inspection in Shinuiju was drawn-out in length compared to the common “inspections by the Central Committee of the Party,” with the targets wide-ranging. In particular, it was confirmed that Jang Sung Taek himself stayed in Shinuiju and led an intensive inspection of China-North Korea traders. Even after the departure of his inspection team, additional inspections of governmental organizations and average civilians have continued since the latter half of May, according to Kim Jong Il’s instructions.The intensive inspection of Shinuiju, in which over 70% of Chinese-North Korean commercial traffic occurs, caused several aftereffects inside North Korea: commercial traffic passing through Shinuiju and Dandong decreased by half compared to the past, and the aftermath of the inspections in Shinuiju added fuel to the fire of price rises in jangmadang goods across the country. For instance, sugar, which is a raw material for doughnuts or candies that are consumed the most by average civilians in the jangmadang, carried a price of around 1,500 won per kilogram before the inspections, but in mid-May, it rose to 2,100 won and vegetable oil hiked from 5,500 to 7,500 won per kilogram. Such an increase in prices also caused a significant threat to the survival of citizens who made a living off the jangmadang trade.But the final result of the evaluation of the Shinuiju inspection, which caused quite a stir externally, has purportedly been negligible. The source said, “The volume of trade has decreased over several months and the number of visitors to China has also been reduced by half. The results of the inspection have not produced too much difference, except for the execution of 14 corrupt officials.” The source further noted, “The only change which has been visible to the eye is the rise in the cost of bribes offered to North Korean customs from 40 to 80 dollars per hundred kilograms of goods. There was a rumor that the loading volume carried into the North would be fixed at 120kg, from 360kg, but this has not been done yet.”One Chinese emigrant engaged in trade between North Korea and China in Dandong said, “The inspection of Shinuiju, due to the increase in food prices and the inevitable food crisis, did not yield many results. If trading was to cease immediately, the functioning factories will also be disrupted. Can Shinuiju be realistically shut down?”One South Korean expert on North Korea who visited Shenyang in China recently gave this analysis, “The recent inspection tried to cause a threat to Shinuiju, the window of the North Korea-China trade, regulate markets in North Korea as a whole, and check the corruption of officials involved in trade.”He emphasized, “North Korea-China trade through Shinuiju has an important role for the North Korean citizens’ economy. The results of the Shinuiju inspections demonstrate that the North Korean authorities cannot arbitrarily change the means of citizen survival, which have evolved over time. SHARE News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest center_img NewsEconomy US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again By Daily NK – 2008.07.31 7:21pm Shinuiju Inspection Ends in Anticlimax News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) last_img read more

Launch Plans on Track

first_img North Korean launch officials have told foreign correspondents assembled in the North that everything is ready for the launch of the Gwangmyungsung-3 satellite later this week, and that it will go ahead as scheduled between the 12th and 16th.On the 8th, North Korea took a large group of foreign journalists to see the launch site in Cheolsan County, North Pyongan Province. There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Daily NK – 2012.04.10 5:28pm News SHARE Facebook Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News Launch Plans on Track North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Shining a light on human rights violations in Syria

first_imgShining a light on human rights violations in Syria I’d like to start by thanking the Commission of Inquiry and the civil society briefers for their compelling testimony on the current situation in Syria, which underlines that the human rights violations and abuses that have characterized the conflict in Syria continue. These are human rights abuses that are real, harrowing, scarring violations of fathers, mothers, sisters, sons and daughters.The report on arbitrary detention released by the Commission of Inquiry is of particular concern. The industrial-scale system of arbitrary arrests, torture prisons and enforced disappearances, are a clear attempt to silence the Syrian people. Moreover, their inhuman experiences and detention centres is designed to instill fear. Women and girls have faced rape, sometimes gang rape, and male detainees have endured rape with objects and also genital mutilation. Meaningful progress on the issue of detainees of missing persons is a central element of Security Council Resolution 2254. As a starting point, Syrian authorities should provide comprehensive lists of the names of all detainees clarifying the whereabouts of the 128,000 who have never emerged from arbitrary detention, including by providing their families with notifications of burial sites of detainees who have died.The Commission of Inquiry documents 32 separate instances of the use of chemical weapons by Assad’s forces. Each use of a chemical weapon constitutes a war crime, and is the reason why the outstanding issues in Syria’s initial chemical weapons declaration are not academic in nature. We will continue to use monthly Security Council discussions to press for progress between the Syrian authorities and the OPCW’s declaration and assessment team.I also want to reiterate the UK’s commitment to respond robustly to any further use of chemical weapons by Assad’s forces. It is important that we do not stand silent in the face of the atrocities documented by the Commission of Inquiry. Since 2012, the UK has contributed over $18 million to support Syrian and international efforts to gather efforts and assist victims of human rights violations and abuses, including support to the UN international, impartial and independent mechanism. We have supported doctors to produce over 360 forensic medical reports, which can act as court-standard evidence of sexual violence and torture. We have trained 118 doctors to conduct evaluations in accordance with the Istanbul Protocol standards. Our support to the Commission for International Justice and Accountability to gather evidence and prepare legal cases for use in national and international courts has contributed to the first conviction of a former member of Daesh and just last month, led to the first ever conviction of a former Syrian official, Eyed Al-Ghari, in Germany for crimes against humanity. This should send a clear message to the Assad regime that they cannot act with impunity.We will continue to support this work, to shine a light on human rights violations and abuses in Syria and support the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria.I would like to conclude that as we mark the 10 year anniversary of the conflict in Syria, the only sustainable solution is a UN-facilitated political process, in line with Resolution 2254, which protects the rights of all Syrians and in which civil society, women and minorities play a role.Thank you, Mr President. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:anniversary, Commission, Daesh, Germany, Government, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Istanbul, OPCW, resolution, Security Council, sustainable, Syria, UK, UK Government, UN, womenlast_img read more

A Proclamation on Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2021

first_imgA Proclamation on Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2021 The White HouseThis May, during Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize the history and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) across our Nation. In the midst of a difficult year of pain and fear, we reflect on the tradition of leadership, resilience, and courage shown by AANHPI communities, and recommit to the struggle for AANHPI equity.Asian Americans, and Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders make our Nation more vibrant through diversity of cultures, languages, and religions. There is no single story of the AANHPI experience, but rather a diversity of contributions that enrich America’s culture and society and strengthen the United States’ role as a global leader. The American story as we know it would be impossible without the strength, contributions, and legacies of AANHPIs who have helped build and unite this country in each successive generation. From laying railroad tracks, tilling fields, and starting businesses, to caring for our loved ones and honorably serving our Nation in uniform, AANHPI communities are deeply rooted in the history of the United States.We also celebrate and honor the invaluable contributions the AANHPI communities have made to our Nation’s culture and the arts, law, science and technology, sports and public service — including the courageous AANHPIs who have served on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic as health care providers, first responders, teachers, and other essential workers.During this year’s Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, our Nation celebrates the achievements of Vice President Harris, the first person of South Asian descent to hold the Office of the Vice President. Vice President Harris has blazed a trail and set an example for young people across the country to aspire to follow, including members of AANHPI communities and AANHPI women in particular.In spite of the strength shown and successes achieved, the American dream remains out of reach for far too many AANHPI families. AANHPI communities face systemic barriers to economic justice, health equity, educational attainment, and personal safety. These challenges are compounded by stark gaps in Federal data, which too often fails to reflect the diversity of AANHPI communities and the particular barriers that Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, and South Asian communities in the United States continue to face.My Administration also recognizes the heightened fear felt by many Asian American communities in the wake of increasing rates of anti-Asian harassment and violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the increasingly observable layers of hate now directed toward women and elders of Asian descent in particular. Our Nation continues to grieve the senseless killings of six women of Asian descent in Atlanta, and the unconscionable acts of violence victimizing our beloved Asian American seniors in cities across the country.Acts of anti-Asian bias are wrong, they are un-American, and they must stop. My Administration will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with AANHPI communities in condemning, denouncing, and preventing these acts of violence. We will continue to look for opportunities to heal together and fight against the racism and xenophobia that still exists in this country.Present-day inequities faced by AANHPI communities are rooted in our Nation’s history of exclusion, discrimination, racism, and xenophobia against Asian Americans. Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have endured a long history of injustice — including the Page Act of 1875, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the incarceration of Japanese American citizens during World War II, the murder of Vincent Chin, the mass shooting of Southeast Asian refugee children in 1989, and the targeting of South Asian Americans, especially those who are Muslim, Hindu, or Sikh, after the national tragedy of 9/11. It is long past time for Federal leadership to advance inclusion, belonging, and acceptance for all AANHPI communities. My Administration is committed to a whole-of-government effort to advance equity, root out racial injustices in our Federal institutions, and finally deliver the promise of America for all Americans.Vice President Harris and I affirm that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders make our Nation stronger. I urge my fellow Americans to join us this month in celebrating AANHPI history, people, and cultures.NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2021 as Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I call upon the people of the United States to learn more about the history of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities.IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth. JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, Asia, Asian, chinese, Constitution, Federal, Government, Hawaii, health equity, Japan, Japanese, Mass Shooting, pacific, resilience, technology, United States, White Houselast_img read more

Holiday season brings increase in ladder-related injuries according to PeaceHealth officials

first_img guestLabel Name*Email*Website Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentscenter_img Holiday season brings increase in ladder-related injuries according to PeaceHealth officialsPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, November 29, 2019in: Healthshare 0 Across the U.S. ladder falls result in more than 164,000 emergency room visits each year, with 300 deaths VANCOUVER — As families prepare to decorate their homes for the Christmas season, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s trauma team offers a warning about the potential dangers of climbing a ladder.The PeaceHealth trauma team is pictured here. Photo courtesy of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical CenterThe PeaceHealth trauma team is pictured here. Photo courtesy of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center“We see an increase in ladder injuries and falls from height as the holidays approach,” said Karly Schriever, RN, Trauma Program Manager at PeaceHealth Southwest. “People are getting up on their ladders and roofs to put up Christmas lights and clean their roofs and gutters, with a resulting increase in falls. We’ve already treated more than 300 patients this year for concussions, back injuries, and injuries to their extremities suffered in falls, most less than 20 feet.”PeaceHealth Southwest Trauma Medical Director Tracy Timmons, MD says most people are unaware of how dangerous ladders can be. “Most ladder-related deaths are from falls 10 feet or less,” said Timmons. “The older we get, the more significant the injuries become, and the longer it takes to recover.”Across the U.S. ladder falls result in more than 164,000 emergency room visits each year, with 300 deaths. PeaceHealth Southwest’s trauma team offers five important ladder safety tips to make sure you celebrate the holiday safely at home with your family rather than with their trauma team:• 1) Don’t drink and decorate. Alcohol impairs your balance and coordination and greatly increases risk of a fall.• 2) Don’t decorate alone. If something goes wrong it’s important to have someone there to help you.• 3) Inspect your ladder before you use it to make sure it is in good repair, and don’t exceed recommended ladder weight limits.• 4) Set the ladder up properly and have a person on hand to steady the ladder for you.• 5) Don’t allow children to climb ladders, no matter how much they beg!About PeaceHealth Southwest’s trauma program:PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s trauma provides 24/7 expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and support of critically ill and injured patients. The multi-disciplinary team includes:Trauma surgeons with expertise in surgical critical care, neuro-critical care, and acute surgical illness.Orthopedic surgeons with special expertise in complex orthopedic injuries including complex pelvic fractures.Neuro-surgeons trained in all aspects of managing traumatic brain and spine injuries.Trauma radiology with highly advanced interventional capabilities for the management of highly complex traumatic injuries and their complications.Emergency Medicine Specialists with expertise in the stabilization of acute, life-threatening illness.For more information visit www.peacehealth.org/phmg/vancouver/trauma-surgeryAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Introducing the current and next wave of Hockinson Hawks Next : Football semifinals: Previewing Camas (4A) and Hockinson (2A) in the final fourAdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabel I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreelast_img read more

Bad driving habits rub off on kids, whether you know it or not

first_img RELATED TAGSNewsCulture and LifestyleFamilyParenting See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A child’s safety isn’t the only thing you should consider while they’re in the car with you – treat it as a driving lesson, and be on your best behaviour Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” c) When they go to get their licenceThe truth is, your child is learning to drive from the first time they are cognizant they are in a car and someone is driving. Year, year-and-a-half maybe? Kids are smart.We spend a great deal of time and money prepping our offspring to get behind the wheel. Some teens can’t wait and some we have to urge to get it over with. Maybe you live in an area with terrific transit and it’s not a consideration, though I’ll never believe the ability to drive is not a skill worth having. Whatever the circumstances, parents, grandparents and anyone else who regularly drives with children needs to keep something in mind: You are teaching them every time you get behind the wheel.Our roads can be chaotic, our commutes can be exasperating, and whether you’re driving across town or across the country, you will encounter a unique set of circumstances every time you set out. How you handle them will be absorbed in the eyes and ears of those in the back seat, and their own driving behaviour will reflect your actions.By the time your 15-year-old is asking you if it was okay to run that amber light, it’s too late. You’ve probably been doing similar things for years. Bad habits don’t form overnight, and most of us don’t know or won’t admit that we have a long list of bad habits on full display when we drive. I’m not going to try to save you from yourself, because only some dedicated, voluntary time with an instructor will do that. All I’m asking is that you check some of your actions and resist handing off those often dangerous actions to the next generation.Some of it is just behavioural; if you’re a frustrated driver who angers easily, your kids already know you will honk and swear at anyone and anything that gets in your way. If you don’t care about the fact this can run the gamut from being uncomfortable to terrifying for your passengers, maybe you’ll consider that you’re teaching your kid to be an emotional driver. Translate that aggression and rage into someone who has little experience behind the wheel, and you’re advocating some pretty deadly decisions. Flipside, if you yourself are a knotted stressball when you drive, your passivity can be detrimental to anyone taking their cues from you. Don’t teach your kids that it is safe to wave others through stop signs when it is your turn to go; do not enter a highway on-ramp by coming to a halt because you’re too hesitant; do not drive in the passing lane white-knuckling the wheel because you’re scared of all the cars and trucks around you. Modern technology is, of course, fabulous. You can turn your car into a mobile office no matter where you are, and take calls on the fly. I have a better idea. If your children are in the car with you, focus on them. Instead of patterning the distracted, dangerous action of yapping on the phone while you ignore what’s happening both inside and outside your car, use that time to reconnect with what matters most. Keep your attention on the road and converse with your passengers, who are experiencing the same things you are. Talking on your cellphone while you drive, or push a baby buggy, or walk your kids home from school is not spending time with those kids. Don’t kid yourself. You’re ripping them off.Brush up on the rules of the road. Things have changed since you got your licence, from the way vehicles actually perform to the laws that govern our traffic. Make your someday-drivers part of the equation. Teach them how to change lanes safely, and how to judge distances. Perfect example? Coming back on a trip one time, a suspected drunk driver cut me off when my son was with me. He handled the call to authorities as we went over figuring out exactly where we were, which direction we were headed, which exit we’d just passed and how far it was until the next one. From staying calm in a dangerous moment to understanding highway markings, he learned what kind of information is needed to help police. He was 14.When the time comes for the new driver in your household to head into a driving classroom, don’t be surprised when they start critiquing your moves. 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CU Night at Zoo Lights

first_img Published: Nov. 10, 2016 Join the Alumni Association for one of the year’s most-anticipated events: CU Night at Zoo Lights. On Sunday, Nov. 27, you and your family will get a special CU-themed sneak peek at the Denver Zoo’s brilliantly-lit animal sculptures and displays.Tickets include:Admission to the Denver ZooA $10 food voucher for dinnerPhotos with Santa and ChipHot cocoa, cider and snacksThe cost for this event is $18 for adults, $15 for members of The Herd and $13 for children. Children 2 and under are free. The event is open to students, faculty and staff.Register for this holiday kickoff event today.Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more