Storm Downs Trees, Raises Water Levels

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Flathead and Lincoln counties have been placed under a flood watch through Wednesday morning and the National Weather Service in Missoula expected the Flathead River in Columbia Falls to crest some time Tuesday night. Northwest Montana’s rivers and streams were rising due to a series of thunderstorms that rocked the area early Tuesday morning, bringing strong winds, marble-sized hail and downing trees and power lines. According to Flathead Electric Cooperative, more than 5,000 people were without power in some areas on Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service’s Ray Nickless said the Flathead River near Columbia Falls was expected to exceed flood stage on Tuesday afternoon and peak at 14 to 15 feet late Tuesday or early Wednesday. The river in that area, on average, is 8.6 feet deep. “I think most residents will be fine,” Nickless said. “We wouldn’t see a lot of flooding until it hits the 15.5-foot mark.” Nickless said if the river exceeded that 15.5-foot mark, areas in Evergreen and low-lying fields would be the first to flood. He said one of the primary reasons the rivers and streams were quickly rising was that the ground is saturated and the Hungry Horse Reservoir is already full. Tuesday morning’s storm was the catalyst for flood watches that stretched from the Missoula area all the way to the Canadian Boarder. Nickless said by Tuesday evening the storm system would be moving north into Canada. “We’re going to have to keep an eye on things, even as we enter July and exit our normal flood season,” he said. last_img read more

Judith Ivey to Headline Samuel D. Hunter’s World Premiere Greater Clements at Lincoln Center Theater

first_img Greater Clements Judith Ivey(Photo provided by Rinaldi PR) View Comments Related Shows Star Filescenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 19, 2020 Lincoln Center Theater has announced the world premiere staging of Greater Clements, a new work by Lortel winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale), slated to play the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater this fall. Two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey (The Heiress) will star in the production, directed by Davis McCallum, scheduled to begin previews on November 14 and open on December 9.The play follows the once-proud mining town of Clements, Idaho, which is rapidly disintegrating. As Maggie (Ivey) prepares to close one of the town’s last remaining businesses, a visitor (played by James Saito) arrives on her doorstep, resurrecting long-buried hope and shame rooted in her family’s past and the town’s history. Now, for the first time in nearly 50 years, Maggie is forced to consider if the life she envisioned for herself at 17 might still be possible today.Joining Ivey and Saito in the cast will be Edmund Donovan, Andrew Garman, Nina Hellman, Kate MacCluggage and Haley Sakamoto.Greater Clements will feature scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Yi Zhao and original music/sound design by Fitz Patton.The production is scheduled to play a limited engagement through January 19, 2020. Judith Iveylast_img read more

Claimants will miss out through CFA reforms, research suggests

first_imgCampaign groups have pleaded with the government to climb down over ‘no fee, no fee’ changes after publishing new research. A survey of recent claimants using the conditional fee arrangement (CFA) found that more half of respondents had an income below the national average of £25,000. Nearly half of the cases involving CFAs had a compensation value below £5,000, with almost three-quarters winning a payout of up to £10,000. The Access to Justice Group (AJAG) and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), who jointly commissioned the research, say ‘huge numbers’ of the three million claimants in the last five years would have lost their right to compensation under government proposals. The Ministry of Justice wants an overhaul of the civil justice system amidst fears of what it describes as a ‘compensation culture and an unwieldy justice system’. AJAG co-ordinator Andrew Dismore said: ‘The government must think again and not give in to the special pleading of the fat cat multinational insurance companies, who are the sole beneficiaries of their plans. ‘They will save millions of pounds at the expense of ordinary people who have been hurt on the roads or at work. The government’s plans are Draconian and will end access to justice for the less well off. ‘The system we have now works well and has huge satisfaction rates from those who use it.’ Both groups say they will ‘redouble efforts’ to fight proposals before they are formally debated in Parliament this summer. The Ministry of Justice wants to raise the small claims limit and abolish the recoverability of success fees and associated costs in ‘no win no fee’ claims. Claimants will have to pay their lawyer’s success fee, rather than the additional cost being charged to defendants, a move which opponents claim will restrict some people’s access to justice if they have been injured.last_img read more

Infospectrum Partners with Baltic Exchange

first_img Author: Baibhav Mishra The Baltic Exchange and leading global maritime counterparty risk analysis company Infospectrum, today (24 October 2018) announced a collaboration that will see Infospectrum become the Baltic Exchange’s exclusive counterparty intelligence provider.The partnership will allow the Baltic Exchange to carry-out more detailed background checks of entities seeking to join the Exchange. It will also provide Baltic Exchange members with a means of sourcing business/company information, counterparty intelligence and credit reporting/credit ratings on their business partners.Members will be encouraged to draw upon Infospectrum’s market intelligence developed by its global team of risk analysts and consultants in the UK, the US, Singapore, Australia and Colombia. Information will also be used to support the Baltic Exchange’s dispute resolution service, reducing time and costs allocated to this complex area.Mark Jackson, CEO, Baltic Exchange, commented: “This is part of the Baltic Exchange’s drive to add value to Baltic membership. We want the wider commodity and financial communities to understand that Baltic Exchange member firms adhere to a strict code of conduct based on the principles of honesty and ethical trading, with access to impartial information from Infospectrum, a recognised and respected intelligence provider.”Panos Panousis, Managing Director, Infospectrum, added: “We’re delighted to be collaborating so closely with the Baltic Exchange. Greater transparency, and an improved understanding of the risks of our complex sector, benefits individual companies and the shipping industry as a whole. Our team of experts will help to speed up and enhance the Baltic’s new member onboarding process, identify whether or not a company is a Baltic Exchange member in our reports and provide business intelligence to the Baltic Exchange.”Sea News, October 25last_img read more

Google Announces Digital Dead Sea Scrolls Project

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting As Google explains on its blog:“The high resolution photographs, taken by Ardon Bar-Hama, are up to 1,200 megapixels, almost 200 times more than the average consumer camera, so viewers can see even the most minute details in the parchment. For example, zoom in on the Temple Scroll to get a feel for the animal skin it’s written on – only one-tenth of a millimeter thick.”You can browse the various scrolls on the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls site. But you can also navigate by text search using Google itself. Google assisted by “helping design the web experience and making it searchable and accessible to the world” and by hosting it on Google Storage and App Engine.The company has previously worked with the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum to digitize and share records of the Shoah.For more information on the Scrolls and the process of digitizing them, read our coverage of the initial announcement last year. Related Posts Later this week, the Jewish High Holidays begin with Rosh Hashanah, which marks the beginning of the new year. It seems like good timing for Google’s announcement that the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls project is up and running. Created by The Israel Museum in conjunction with Google, the project, first announced last year, offers the public the opportunity to read five of the scrolls in super high-definition. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#history#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Go, Nieto power Eagles to Finals

first_imgMalditas save PH from shutout “I couldn’t allow our season to end like this,” said Nieto, after blowing a defensive cover that allowed Jasper Parker to give FEU a one-point lead late in the game. “We’ve been through so much, we worked so hard, we didn’t want our season to end.”And boy did the Eagles come close to their season’s end.Racking up 13 straight wins in the elimination round, Ateneo missed out on an outright Finals berth after Go bungled a point-black shot against La Salle in the stretch that could have sealed an elimination-round sweep.The 6-foot-8 center endured long nights of scrutiny and doubt after that shot. He completely redeemed himself with a basket much farther and with much more at stake.“For the three, I just have to thank Coach Tab (Baldwin) because he believed in me,” said Go, who finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Then Matt Nieto swooped in and completed the mission.The result? Another dose of the country’s fiercest basketball rivalry on college hoops’ grandest stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGo rescued Ateneo’s season with a clutch triple that forced overtime before Nieto racked up five straight crucial points that provided the needed buffer in an 88-84 victory over a hard-fighting Far Eastern University Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena that gave the Blue Eagles the last UAAP Finals berth.The Eagles, who entered the Final Four as the No. 1 seed, will face defending champion and No. 2 seed La Salle in an expectedly mammoth best-of-three tussle for the crown. “He had more confidence in me than I had in myself. After the game, all I could say was thank you. His belief in me and my teammates and the coaching staff helped me make that shot.”Faced with a three-point deficit and the stunning prospect of an upset at the hands of the fourth-seeded Tamaraws, Go took a feed from Nieto and fired his triple over Richard Escoto to tie the game at 75 with 8.5 seconds left in regulation.And it wasn’t lost on the Ateneo bench just how huge that shot was, especially after Parker put FEU up by three with a pair of free throws.“That seemed like a lost game, but the players really stayed focused,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.After Arvin Tolentino bungled FEU’s final play in regulation—the ball slipped from his hands as he tried a drive-and-pull-up move against Go—the former Xavier star had one more key play left for Ateneo.Nieto put Ateneo up by five in overtime after swishing in a running jumper and a clutch three from the top of the key. Escoto trimmed the deficit to three, 85-82, with a mid-range jumper.Ateneo missed its next attempt, but Go collected the offensive rebound, fell to the ground, and banked in a short stab with a knee on the floor to seal the win.“The last shot, when I got the ball, I just put it up because it might get loose,” said Go. “What’s the worst that could happen [if I missed it]?”Looking sharper than the team that finished the elimination round with just seven wins, the Tamaraws stayed in the coattails of the Eagles, before unleashing an 18-5 blitz starting late in the third period to take a 65-59 advantage on Prince Orizu’s lay-up.Parker was a handful for the Eagles with the fleet-footed playmaker finishing with 19 points only to leave the game briefly in overtime due to cramps. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay But the FEU run exposed the Eagles’ vulnerabilities anew in the same way the Tamaraws toyed with them in an 80-67 win last Sunday that sent their Final Four matchup to a deciding game.The Eagles dug deep heading into crunchtime, slowly clawing their way back into the contest, behind Thirdy Ravena and Mike Nieto, before Go’s big triple bailed them out to force the first overtime game of the season.“We were ready to play a close game, and that’s what happened,” said Arespacochaga. “Of course, credit to our players who never gave up and stayed focused and stuck to the game plan. There were ups and downs but what a great game, and we’re happy that our players experienced that. We could see their growth in the game and we’re happy they got to experience that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH After waiting for almost two weeks to get redemption, Ateneo center Isaac Go came through with the biggest shot of his career to buy the Blue Eagles an extra five minutes to get the job done.ADVERTISEMENT Cignal HD dedicates game vs Sta. Lucia to injured leader MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Argentina midfielder Di Maria joins Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year deal

first_imgManchester United winger Angel Di Maria will join Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year deal to become the second most expensive player in the French league history.A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Di Maria is expected in Paris later this week to sign the deal after undergoing a medical exam in Doha on Monday.He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly about the deal before it is official. Manchester United has agreed to sell the Argentina winger for a fee that is “in the region of 63 million euros ($69 million)” the person said.At PSG, the versatile Di Maria will be teaming up with Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who joined the Qatari-funded club for a reported fee of 64 million euros when PSG broke the French transfer record in 2013.The former Real Madrid midfielder joined United for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) last summer as the most expensive signing in the history of British football, but he had an inconsistent season at Old Trafford.Also read: Arsenal get morale-boosting win over ChelseaDi Maria got off to a bright start early in the season then struggled to adapt to the Premier League. The man of the match in the 2014 Champions League final was quickly reduced to a second-fiddle role in Louis van Gaal’s side and ended the season with a meager tally of three goals in 27 Premier League appearances. However, his 10 assists were only bettered by Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas.Di Maria, who will be reunited with Argentina teammates Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi in Paris, did show signs of his very best with his national team at the Copa America, where Argentine finished runner-ups this summer.advertisementPSG, whose main goal this season is to win the Champions League, will be counting on his energy, incisive dribbles and ability to run with the ball at pace to reach a new level on the European scene, where the French champions failed to advance beyond the quarterfinals over the past two seasons.He will give PSG coach Laurent Blanc plenty of offensive options, either on the left side of the midfield or in a more central role.PSG started to court Di Maria last summer but UEFA financial fair play restrictions, that have since been eased, prevented his transfer to the French capital.last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal manager Emery: I’m taking senior players to Blackpool

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal manager Emery: I’m taking senior players to Blackpoolby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal will not be taking Sunday’s FA Cup third-round clash with Blackpool lightly, according to manager Unai Emery.The Gunners fielded a weakened side against the League One club in the Carabao Cup earlier this season.But Emery says he is serious about winning England’s premier knockout trophy and will take senior players with him to Bloomfield Road.He said: “It’s a new competition we are going to start, the FA Cup. In the history, it’s been very important for us.”Arsenal is the team that has won this competition 13 times, more than anyone else. It’s a title and it’s a possibility for us to do something important.”We are going to start that at Blackpool. We know them because we played against them and we have the respect. We’ll prepare for the match with this respect for them, but also respect for this competition. It’s a way to [win] a title.”The Spaniard added: “I am going to play with the players to be competitive.”If we need some young players to do one mix, but finding this power to be stronger with them, we will do it. The priority now is Blackpool.” last_img read more

Author John U. Bacon Says 3 NFL Head Coaches Expressed Interest In the Michigan Job

first_imgMichigan players run out under the GO Blue banner.IG/umathleticsAuthor and Michigan alum John U. Bacon’s latest book entitled “Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football” chronicles the tenure of former Michigan AD Dave Brandon and head coach Brady Hoke and looks ahead to the Wolverine program under Jim Harbaugh. Bacon is doing an AMA on Reddit today and dropped a very interesting piece of info on the coaching search that produced Harbaugh. According to Bacon, Harbaugh was always the choice but that three NFL coaches expressed interest in the position. It’s unclear if Harbaugh is one of the three or if there were three others besides him.Per @Johnubacon, 3 NFL head coaches expressed interest in the Michigan job; join the AMA:— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) August 30, 2015Bacon also dropped some other tasty tidbits in his AMA, saying he thinks it will take three or four years for Harbaugh to have Michigan in the conversation for a CFP berth and further confirming that Lloyd Carr isn’t a fan of Les Miles. The whole thread is interesting and can be found here.last_img read more

US judge allows North Dakota pipeline construction in conflict zone as Sioux

first_img(The Crow Creek Riders at the ongoing anti Dakota Access Pipeline protest. Photo credit: Natalie Hand, Lakota Media Project via Red Warrior Camp/Facebook)Dennis Ward and Jorge Barrera APTN National News STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION—A U.S. Federal Court judge on Tuesday allowed construction of a controversial four-state, $3.78 billion pipeline to continue in a conflict area the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says contains burial grounds and sacred sites.The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—which is slated to pump Bakken-fracked oil from North Dakota to Illinois—is facing fierce resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The tribe fears the pipeline threatens the area’s water supply and sacred sites.The 1,886 kilometre pipeline passes near the edge of its reservation and under the Missouri River.Standing Rock has the backing of dozens of other Native American tribes. This has led to the one of the largest gatherings of Native Americans in the U.S. over the past century in an area near the pipeline’s path.While the ruling, handed down by U.S. Federal Court Judge James Boasberg after a hearing in Washington D.C., gave the Sioux a partial victory, it won’t stop pipeline construction in an area that has already seen conflict between Indigenous demonstrators and a private security firm hired by the company leading the construction.The judge ordered a halt to pipeline construction east Lake Oahe in North Dakota, but the area is already nearing end of development activity.Standing Rock Tribal Chairman David Archambault said the ruling was a “partial win, partial loss” because the judge allowed construction to continue in an area to the west which contains sacred sites and burial grounds important to the Sioux.“We are disappointed that the decision doesn’t prevent DAPL from destroying sacred sites as we await the ruling to stop construction all together,” said Archambault in a video statement. “It’s not over, we still have a long way to go.”Archambault called for calm on both sides.“Even though this is a disappointment we still have to remain peaceful and respectful,” he said. “I ask that we refrain from using violence, I ask that we refrain from using verbal abuse or physical abuse on anyone. And I ask that for both sides.”Standing Rock Tribal Chairman David Archambault in a still image from video statement.Boasberg allowed construction in an area west of Lake Oahe in Morton County, North Dakota, which saw clashes Saturday between attack dog-handling private security guards and Native American demonstrators trying to stop bulldozers from destroying land found to hold a burial ground and historical sites.Two Indigenous demonstrators on Tuesday chained themselves to construction equipment in the same area.Julie Richards, an Oglala Lakota warrior, fastens herself to construction equipment Tuesday. Red Warrior Camp/FacebookA subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer is constructing the pipeline. Energy Transfer did not return a request for comment from APTN.Tuesday’s ruling was a skirmish in a larger legal battle  expected to come to a head on Friday when the same judge is expected to rule on an injunction filed by the Standing Rock Sioux to stop the pipeline. The tribe was looking to temporarily halt all construction until Friday’s expected ruling.The tribe is challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to give the operators permits to construct the pipeline which would have the capacity to pump up to 570,000 barrels per day from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to Illinois.Standing Rock was a signatory to the April 9, 1868, Treaty of Fort Laramie which established the Great Sioux Reservation covering all of South Dakota west of the Missouri River.The Sioux-led resistance to the pipeline has become a rallying point in the larger environmental battle over climate change. The Sacred Stone Camp set up on the Standing Rock reservation is expected to grow to about 10,000 people this week ahead of Friday’s expected U.S. Federal Court ruling.Last Saturday’s confrontation with the private security firm has done little to deter the resolve of the thousands of people who have travelled Standing Rock.Sophie Watson drove eight hours from Minnesota to be here when the ruling comes down. Watson said she was sickened to see videos of dogs and pepper spray being used against the demonstrators.Another Indigenous camp supporter who identified himself Quiltman said he came from Oregon to protect the water. He said the camp was “good medicine” and called last Saturday’s actions by the private security guards “cold blooded.”He said it’s time to turn the tables.“Our people have always gotten the short end. We can handle it,” he said.The Sioux tribe’s resistance to the pipeline has also drawn considerable support from Indigenous leaders and grassroots activists from Canada. Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Terry Nelson, from Manitoba, and Grand Council of the Crees Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come, from Quebec, recently visited the camp.The Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Canada’s largest Indigenous organization, also put its support behind Standing Rock’s opposition to the pipeline on Tuesday.AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said “no pipeline construction should ever begin” until “Indigenous peoples have provided free, prior and informed consent.”AFN Manitoba regional Chief Kevin Hart visited the pipeline resistance camp on behalf of the organization.“The call of the Standing Rock Sioux has echoed across Turtle Island. Now it is up to us to respond by standing up to defend these precious waters and sacred lands,” said Hart, in the statement.Canada faces its own looming pipeline conflicts as the regulatory gears begin to turn on the Energy East pipeline which would transport Alberta mined bitumen to an Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, NB.According to reports, the North Dakota portion of the pipeline is 60 per cent completed and 90 per cent finished in South [email protected]@[email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more