California AG Sides With Oakland in Refusal to Allow Kentucky-Utah Coal-Export Scheme to Proceed

first_imgCalifornia AG Sides With Oakland in Refusal to Allow Kentucky-Utah Coal-Export Scheme to Proceed FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享East Bay Times:State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a brief in support of the city’s ban on the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in Oakland.The city ordinance was passed in July 2016, effectively killing plans to transport the ore through a lpanned terminal near the Port of Oakland, on a portion of the former Oakland Army Base land. The city based its findings on research that found such a facility would pose a serious health risk to both workers at the terminal and West Oakland residents, who already suffer from high levels of asthma and other respiratory illnesses from emissions from the port and truck and auto traffic on nearby freeways.This ban also reflected the extent to which these impacts would negatively affect communities of color residing in West Oakland near the Bulk Oversized Terminal, according to Becerra’s office.Phil Tagami, the developer of the new Terminal – is challenging the ordinance. Tagami plans to import coal by rail from Utah to the new terminal, where it would be loaded onto overseas ships.In his amicus brief filed Friday, Beccera argues that Oakland properly invoked its local police powers to protect health and wellness of residents; West Oakland residents are already overburdened by pollution and coal storage would increase this; Oakland’s ordinance was not preempted by any federal law; and the ordinance does not violate the dormant Commerce Clause of the Constitution.If the ordinance is reversed, it could mean that millions of tons of coal could be moved from Utah to Oakland annually by train, with that coal dust potentially affecting nearby neighborhoods, Becerra said.More: Attorney General sides with Oakland in coal banlast_img read more

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Best Mountain Towns

first_imgThe Best Mountain Towns poll is closed, but you can vote for your favorite places, things, trends, people, and more in our Best of the Blue Ridge Reader’s Choice Poll!The Votes Are In!Over 85,000 votes poured in for our Best Mountain Towns Contest, which wrapped up last weekend. Readers across the Blue Ridge region rallied for their favorite towns and generated a deluge of responses.Readers celebrated the trails, rivers, restaurants, pubs, outfitters, and especially the people of their favorite towns. We will be highlighting all 38 of our nominated towns in the November issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and including specific comments from voters who chimed in.In our small towns category, the results came down to the final week—and even the final hour—of voting. One town led the polls for most of the six weeks of voting, but a late run by another town made for an exciting finish. Both towns represent what’s best about the Blue Ridge: small outdoor hamlets nestled in the heart of mountain adventure.Which towns won? Pick up the November issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine to find out.Congratulations to all 38 towns for mustering so much support from residents and visitors. As the overwhelming participation in our poll indicates, people feel passionately about their home towns and favorite adventure hotspots.last_img read more

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Brazil Says Only UN Should Be In Haiti For Long-Term

first_img But a US general, Douglas Fraser, would not specify Saturday how long US soldiers would remain in Haiti, saying it would depend on needs in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Only about 13,000 US troops remain in Haiti, compared to the 20,000 or more initially sent after the January 12 quake, which left more than 217,000 people dead. The Brazil-led UN mission in Haiti should be the sole operator there once the earthquake-ravaged nation gets past crisis mode, Brazil’s top envoy said in remarks published Wednesday that appeared to rule out a long-term US role. “It would be a mistake to think that the United States are resolving the Haitian crisis,” Amorim told Spain’s El Pais newspaper. In January, Brazil approved dispatching 900 more troops to Haiti, to supplement the ranks of the 7,000-strong UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti. The new troops add to the 1,200-plus Brazilian soldiers who were already part of the mission. center_img “The American forces help during an emergency situation, like all the others,” he added. By Dialogo February 18, 2010 “Once emergency work is finished, it’s best that UN forces are the only ones remaining on the ground,” said Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, referring to the United Nations mission in Haiti, or MINUSTAH. last_img read more

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Ecuador’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

first_imgBy Yuri Hernandez March 31, 2020 The number of coronavirus cases in Ecuador continues to increase with nearly 2,000 cases as of late March and nearly 30 deaths.President Lenín Moreno decreed a state of emergency throughout the country on March 16, and established a curfew from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. to contain the expansion of the coronavirus. “I have decreed a state of emergency in the country, which is why public services are closed, except for health, safety, risk care, and those that the authorities decide to keep open due to emergencies,” Moreno said in a televised national message. “Stay at home, work from home,” urged Moreno.According to Moreno, humanity is facing “a war” and that in this fight, he will “do everything possible and even impossible” to protect Ecuadoreans. The president announced that “the mobility of people and vehicles will be limited to the following activities: buying food, basic needs, and pharmaceutical products; attending health centers; moving to the workplace and going back home and caring for the elderly or disabled.”A soldier stands guard at Carondelet Presidential Palace in Quito on March 25, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Rodrigo Buendia / AFP)In addition to these measures, passenger transport between the provinces will be suspended for 14 days, as well as the movement of private cars, except in the case of those vehicles that are authorized to do so.Military responseAccording to a March 25 article by Ecuadorean daily El Universo, “The Ecuadorean Armed Forces are reinforcing operations on the northern border with a ‘Hypo-Mobile’ team that travels through sectors of the border with Colombia.” The mission of this team on horseback, during this period of emergency due to the coronavirus, is to prevent human trafficking and contraband that flows through 37 unrecognized binational areas that were identified a few weeks ago by the armies of both countries.El Universo also reported that Army Colonel Franklin Pico, commander of the Andes Brigade, based in Tulcán, explained that these tasks are related to shielding the borders and blocking unauthorized crossings while the health emergency lasts. The regional commanders of the cantonized armies in Carchi and Nari?o in Colombia agree that they seek to mitigate the risk of contagion from the virus among the border population, which could be carried by foreigners who enter irregularly without complying with sanitary protocols, are asymptomatic, or have the virus.After President Moreno declared the province of Guayas as a “national security zone,” CNN en espa?ol reported on March 24 that the Governor of Guayas, Pedro Pablo Duart, and authorities of the Armed Forces and the Police have released details about a Joint Task Force that will operate in that province, which is the most affected by the coronavirus. The Joint Task Force foresees the presence on the streets of 3,300 uniformed personnel, comprised of the police force and military units, in about 300 vehicles. Controls will be more intense in four cantons: Guayaquil, Durán, Samborondón, and Daule.The chief of staff of the Navy, Vice Admiral Amílcar Villavicencio, said that “By reason or force, we will save people’s lives,” emphasizing that they must act in Guayas in the face of the accelerated expansion of the coronavirus. Vice Adm. Villavicencio added that the Joint Task Force involves the participation of all the security forces in Guayas to prevent the spread of the virus.last_img read more

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A Trump loyalist is installed at the National Security Agency.

first_imgA Trump loyalist has been appointed as the top lawyer at the National Security Agency, a sign that the administration is trying to help its political appointees land career posts that they can stay in even after a new president is sworn in, American officials said.The appointee, Michael Ellis, had served as a National Security Council lawyer and most recently as its senior director for intelligence. Formerly a lawyer for the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, he gained notoriety as one of two White House aides who helped his previous boss, Representative Devin Nunes, gain access to intelligence reports in early 2017 to advance President Trump’s political goals.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – In the summer of 2019, Mr. Ellis was a deputy to John A. Eisenberg, the National Security Council legal adviser. As White House officials raised concerns about the shadow Ukraine policy run by Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Eisenberg regularly consulted Mr. Ellis about what to do. Mr. Ellis was one of three finalists for the National Security Agency job. He was chosen by the general counsel for the Department of Defense, which the National Security Agency is a part of, after White House officials made clear that Mr. Ellis was their preferred candidate, according to a person briefed on the decision.Mr. Ellis’s appointment was reported earlier by The Washington Post.The two other finalists were the current acting National Security Agency general counsel, Teisha M. Anthony, and the acting general counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Brad Brooker.center_img The position has been vacant since the previous general counsel, Glenn S. Gerstell, stepped down in February. The post is traditionally apolitical; the National Security Agency fiercely guards its reputation of being outside politics, and it is not clear how well a partisan lawyer will sit with the staff.The general counsel job is a Civil Service post, and it would be difficult for President-Elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s administration to remove Mr. Ellis. However, Mr. Ellis could be reassigned to another legal job in the military.The National Security Agency declined to comment, and the National Security Council staff did not return a request for comment.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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British Land poaches Andersen man

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Show’s over for Quintain at Bristol Arena

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Eze shines in QPR win over Leeds Utd

first_img Loading… Highflying Leeds United succumbed to a narrow 1-0 defeat against the Hoops at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium after yet another fine display from youngster Eberechi Eze. ebere eze Nigeria-eligible midfielder Ebere Eze was the star of the encounter as Mark Warburton’s men claimed their 11th win of the campaign courtesy of Nikhi Wells’ first-half strike. Heading into the game week 28 encounter, second-placed Leeds were the favourite against the struggling Hoops who sat 13 places and 17 points behind Marcelo Bielsa’s men at kick-off.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowHere Are The 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodycenter_img But QPR, still hurting from last weekend’s disappointing 3-1 defeat at Brentford, did not read the scripts. And after surviving the visitors’ early wave of attacks, Wells struck what turned out to be the winner for the hosts in the 20th minute following good work from Eze. Read Also:Liverpool line up move for Eagles star Chukwueze The England youth international could not add to his 10 goals scored so far this term but coach Warburton would be delighted with a win that pushes Rangers further up the Championship table. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Pa wounded in stabbing incident

first_imgHe said he is notinterested to file a complaint against Jimel, who fled after the incident./PN Jesus, whorefused to be brought to a hospital, received medical treatment from the Sum-agRescue Unit.??????? This promptedJimel to stab Jesus, the police added.??? The 63-year-oldresident Jesus Flores sustained a stab wound on the back, a police reportshowed. Bacolod City – A man wasstabbed in Barangay Punta Taytay. His 25-year-oldson Jimel was tagged suspect, the report added. Officers ofPolice Station 9 said a heated argument ensued between Jesus and Jimel around12 p.m. on Jan. 1.? last_img

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Lady Dogs Take Both Battles From Lady Cats

first_imgThe road warrior 7th?Grade Lady Bulldogs won their third away game in a row 33-17 at Brookville on Thursday night.?? The Bulldogs dominated the second half, outscoring the Wildcats 21 to 10.?? Emma Weiler (16 points) and Makayla Granger (13 points) lead the way on offense for the Bulldogs combining for three 3-pointers and 8 for 9 shooting from the free throw line to ice the game. ?Ava Hanson and Jadyn Harrington each had 2 points to round out the scoring for the Bulldogs.? The 7th graders end their regular season with an impressive 12-3 record and host St. Louis in the SEI Tournament on Monday night at Batesville 5:30 pm.? ?Congrats on a great season and good luck in the tournament.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The BMS 8th grade Lady Bulldogs end their regular season Thursday night by defeating the Franklin County Wildcats 25-23 in Brookville. The Lady Bulldogs could not get the outside shot to fall, but played great defense to secure the win Calley Kaiser led all scorers with 11 points. Breanna Wells added 6, Ashley Nobbe chipped in 5, and Carley Pride had 3. The Lady Wildcats were led by Hadley Hornsby with 8. ?Brianna Bischoff and Kaitlyn Brunemann each had 6, and Kylie Lea added 3.?The Lady Bulldogs finished the season with a record of 11 wins and 4 loses. ?The Lady Bulldogs will play the St.Louis Lady Cardinals Monday night at home in the opening round of the Southeastern Indiana Tourney. ?The 7th game starts at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

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