Woodlands Primary Receives Facelift

first_imgRelatedWoodlands Primary Receives Facelift Woodlands Primary Receives Facelift UncategorizedSeptember 11, 2008 RelatedWoodlands Primary Receives Facelift Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Woodlands Primary School in Cross Keys, Manchester, has received a facelift, carried out by persons on the Inmates Public Work Programme, which is administered by the Ministry of National Security.Speaking at a re-dedication ceremony held at the school yesterday (September 9), State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Arthur Williams, said the current phase of the programme was carefully structured to prevent persons from escaping.“It was built on a vision that our prisons should not be merely places of punishment, but in fact institutions of rehabilitation for offenders. And that vision is what guided the Inmates Public Work Programme. In the past we have had persons escaping while doing work at public facilities, but this time we carefully selected those inmates that are best suited to carry out public works; and in this new phase we have not had one person escaping. The programme is going well, we have various skills in the prisons and what we need now is public support,” Mr. Williams said.He added that the programme is a very important feature of rehabilitating inmates. “It is not only a means of putting prisoners to work, it is an important feature of rehabilitation of those people who we have in our care. We can’t afford to let them out in the same way that they came in, and have them repeat the same wrongs, so we have to find ways of truly rehabilitating them. Many of them came as illiterates, and it is our duty to educate and teach them the value of work. Success in this programme will see a transformed set of individuals who, despite the circumstances that put them behind bars, they would have been equipped to be builders of this country,” he stated.Work at the school included painting of the building and fixtures, with paint donated by Brighton Engineering Limited, and general cleaning and bushing of the surrounding. It was done in time for the start of the new academic year. RelatedWoodlands Primary Receives Faceliftlast_img read more

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Increased winter snowmelt threatens western water resources

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 5, 2021 • By Kelsey Simpkins Banner image: Fortress Mountain in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. (Credit: Angus Duncan) More snow is melting during winter across the West, a concerning trend that could impact everything from ski conditions to fire danger and agriculture, according to a new CU Boulder analysis of 40 years of data. Researchers found that since the late 1970s, winter’s boundary with spring has been slowly disappearing, with one-third of 1,065 snow measurement stations from the Mexican border to the Alaskan Arctic recording increasing winter snowmelt. While stations with significant melt increases have recorded them mostly in November and March, the researchers found that melt is increasing in all cold season months—from October to March. Their new findings, published today in Nature Climate Change, have important implications for water resource planning and may indicate fewer pristine powder days and crustier snow for skiers. “Particularly in cold mountain environments, snow accumulates over the winter—it grows and grows—and gets to a point where it reaches a maximum depth, before melt starts in the spring,” said Keith Musselman, lead author on the study and research associate at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at CU Boulder.  But the new research found that melt before April 1 has increased at almost half of more than 600 stations in western North America, by an average of 3.5% per decade. “Historically, water managers use the date of April 1 to distinguish winter and spring, but this distinction is becoming increasingly blurred as melt increases during the winter,” said Noah Molotch, co-author on the study, associate professor of geography and fellow at INSTAAR. Snow is the primary source of water and streamflow in western North America and provides water to 1 billion people globally. In the West, snowy mountains act like water towers, reserving water up high until it melts, making it available to lower elevations that need it during the summer, like a natural drip irrigation system. “That slow trickle of meltwater that reliably occurs over the dry season is something that we have built our entire water infrastructure on in the West,” said Musselman. “We rely very heavily on that water that comes down our rivers and streams in the warm season of July and August.” More winter snowmelt is effectively shifting the timing of water entering the system, turning that natural drip irrigation system on more frequently in the winter, shifting it away from the summer, he said. This is a big concern for water resource management and drought prediction in the West, which depends heavily on late winter snowpack levels in March and April. This shift in water delivery timing could also affect wildfire seasons and agricultural irrigation needs.  Wetter soils in the winter also have ecological implications. One, the wet soils have no more capacity to soak up additional water during spring melt or rainstorms, which can increase flash flooding. Wetter winter soils also keep microbes awake and unfrozen during a time they might otherwise lay dormant. This affects the timing of nutrient availability, water quality and can increase carbon dioxide emissions. An underutilized data sourceAcross the western U.S., hundreds of thin, fluid-filled metal pillows are carefully tucked away on the ground and out of sight from outdoor enthusiasts. These sensors are part of an extensive network of long-running manual and automated snow observation stations, which you may have even used data from when looking up how much snow is on your favorite snowshoeing or Nordic skiing trail. This new study is the first to compile data from all 1,065 automated stations in western North America, providing valuable statistical insight into how mountain snow is changing. And by using automated, continuously recording snowpack stations instead of manual, monthly observations, the new research shows that winter melt trends are very widespread—at three-times the number of stations with snowpack declines, according to Musselman. Snowpack is typically measured by calculating how much water will be produced when it melts, known as snow-water equivalent (SWE), which is affected by how much snow falls from the sky in a given season. But because winter snowpack melt is influenced more by temperature than by precipitation, it is a better indicator of climate warming over time. “These automated stations can be really helpful to understand potential climate change impacts on our resources,” said Musselman. “Their observations are consistent with what our climate models are suggesting will continue to happen.”Other authors on this publication include Nans Addor at the University of Exeter and Julie Vano at the Aspen Global Change Institute. Categories:EnvironmentNews Headlinescenter_img Combined photos of the Senator Beck basin in the Colorado San Juan mountains during increasingly warmer months. (Credit: Jeffrey Deems/CIRES and Matthew Kennedy/CU Boulder Extreme Ice Survey)last_img read more

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Tina Turner Documentary To Premiere On HBO

first_imgA forthcoming documentary about rock and roll pioneer Tina Turner will premiere on HBO and HBO Max next month on March 27th.The new film from co-directors Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin will tell Turner’s life story beginning with her rise to stardom in the 1960s as one half of Ike & Tina Turner, her career resurgence as a pop superstar in the 1980s, and her well-documented private battles with spousal abuse at the hands of ex-husband Ike Turner.Related: Questlove-Directed ‘Summer Of Soul’ Documentary Wins Twice At Sundance Film FestivalThe film will reportedly include new interviews with Tuner herself, in addition to interviews with Angela Bassett (who received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Tuner in the 1994 biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It), her current husband/former record exec Erwin Bach, Oprah Winfrey, and more.The film’s announcement on Wednesday comes on the same day it was announced that Turner is up for induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist for this year’s class of 2021. Turner was first inducted into the Rock Hall alongside Ike Turner in 1991.[H/T Pitchfork]last_img read more

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Murder Investigation in Cherokee County

first_imgOn September 7th, 2018 a Union County Georgia Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle just over the North Carolina/Georgia state line off Highway 129 in Union County, Georgia. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot from the stop and was not apprehended. UCSO requested a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Deputy to go a Carson Lane address, in the Martins Creek Community of Cherokee County to do a welfare check on the registered owner of the vehicle and assist in furthering their investigation.Cherokee County deputies arrived at the Carson Lane address and found the victim, 77-year-old Jerry Dalrymple unresponsive and in immediate need of medical attention. Cherokee County EMS arrived on scene and Mr. Dalrymple was airlifted to a Chattanooga Tennessee hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.Through further investigation, 19-year-old Isaiah Beavers, of the Martins Creek community of Cherokee County was developed as a suspect and warrants were obtained for the Murder of Jerry Dalrymple.​On or about September 08th, 2018 Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputies took Beavers into custody at a residence in the Nottely Dam community of Union County, Georgia. Beavers is currently held in the Towns/Union County jail awaiting extradition back to Cherokee County. There are additional persons of interest and additional arrests are anticipated.last_img read more

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Report: Man United 1 Man City 2

first_imgManchester United 1 Manchester City 2: Otamendi strikes massive blow in Premier League title race Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 02:26 12/11/17 nicolas otamendi - cropped Getty Images Manchester City curiously scored twice from set-piece situations to beat Manchester United and seize control of the title race. Nicolas Otamendi was the surprise hero as Manchester City secured a 2-1 derby win over Manchester United to move 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.The Argentina defender struck in the second half after Marcus Rashford cancelled out David Silva’s opener, ensuring a record-equalling 14th win in a row in the top flight for Pep Guardiola’s side.Much had been made before the game of City’s vulnerability from set-pieces and it was a curious quirk of fate to see them triumph at Old Trafford for the second year in a row by virtue of two dead-ball situations. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player United took a 40-game unbeaten home run, including a 100 per cent record this season, into the match, but City were the dominant force from the outset and deserved the lead Silva secured in the 43rd minute.Marcus Rashford capitalised on some slack defending to draw United level, but the hosts were punished for failing to clear the lines again nine minutes after the break, as Otamendi finished in style.United were denied twice at the death by Ederson and the result leaves them with a daunting gap to their neighbours, who look to be on an unstoppable march towards the title after only 16 matches, with Guardiola also enjoying the bragging rights over Jose Mourinho.2 – Manchester United have conceded two goals at Old Trafford in the Premier League for just the second time under Jose Mourinho (also conceding two v Man City in September 2016). Flashback.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 10, 2017Perhaps unsurprisingly, City dominated possession in the early exchanges against a United side who lined up with Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard all in support of striker Romelu Lukaku.City’s first chance fell to Raheem Sterling, who shot straight at David de Gea, before Gabriel Jesus produced a similarly tame finish after surging clear into the penalty area past Marcos Rojo.Jesus incurred the wrath of Mourinho when he went to ground under little contact in the United area, but it was the home support who appeared most frustrated with the half as they watched their side sit deep and offer next to nothing in attack.De Gea made his first real save of note four minutes before the interval, tipping over Leroy Sane’s effort from close range, but it proved a futile piece of agility as City snatched the lead moments later.Lukaku misjudged his header from the resulting corner and the ball fell kindly to Silva, who prodded home from inside the six-yard box.The goal seemed to spark United into life suddenly, with Martial at last testing Ederson, and they snatched an equaliser in first-half injury time when Rashford pounced on Fabian Delph’s failure to clear and slotted home from 12 yards out.But City regained their lead nine minutes into the second half in remarkably similar fashion to their opening goal. Lukaku’s attempted clearance from Silva’s free-kick went straight against Chris Smalling and fell to Otamendi, who steered the ball acrobatically into the net.4 – Nicolás Otamendi has scored more Premier League goals this season than any other defender (4). Danger. pic.twitter.com/aByDBO0Jhq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 10, 2017City’s control of the ball showed no sign of waning and De Gea was called upon to make a fine low save to deny Kevin De Bruyne, although Rashford stung the palms of Ederson after another Delph error as Mourinho turned to substitute Zlatan Ibrahimovic for hope.Ederson pulled off a brilliant double save to deny Lukaku and Juan Mata six minutes from time, depriving United of a second equaliser and putting the title race firmly in City’s grasp as they became the first side to win 14 consecutive top-flight games in a single season. Key Opta Facts:- Manchester City have won their last 14 league games in a row – the most by a team in a single English top-flight season.- Indeed, City’s 14-game winning streak is the joint-best-ever in the English top-flight alongside Arsenal’s run between February and August 2002.- This was just the second time a team has scored more than one goal in the Premier League at Old Trafford against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United (also City in September 2016, 2-1).- Jose Mourinho has lost nine matches in all competitions against Pep Guardiola, more than against any other manager.- Five of David Silva’s six Premier League goal involvements against Manchester United have come at Old Trafford (three goals, two assists).- Marcus Rashford has been involved in 11 goals in 12 games in all comps at Old Trafford this season (6 goals, 5 assists), more than any other United player.- Nicolas Otamendi is now the top scoring defender in the Premier League this season (4).  read morelast_img read more

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