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Latest news on Lake Champlain

first_imgLake Champlain Committee (LCC) July is National Lakes Appreciation Month — a great time to immerse yourself in water and dive into lake issues. The Early Summer Ripples E-news from LCC talks about the State of the Lake, why Lake Champlain beaches are north of river outlets, and how degraded water quality affects property values. You’ll also find updates on LCC’s work, calendar of events, a journal excerpt about a paddle down the lake, and lake news from near and far. Boater Safety Course Now On-lineAs of last May, all New York State boaters born after May 1, 1996 had to complete a boater safety course in order to legally operate a motorboat. Read more… Pollution Reduces Property ValuesFor the second time in seven years a Vermont town has lowered the assessed value of lakeside property due to pollution, according to Vermont Public Radio.  Read more… Water Advocates Flood DCLCC Executive Director Lori Fisher spent a few days in Washington DC last month with colleagues from the America’s Great Waters Coalition. Organized by the National Parks Conservation Association and the National Wildlife Federation, the Coalition includes representatives from many great waters across the nation.  Read more… Other Lake News from Near and Far New Lake George Septic Regs Stowe Reports for “Doodie”Few of us like picking up dog poop. For many dog owners it’s the least favorite task of pet ownership. Pet poo may seem benign but those left behind stools are nasty to step in and bad for waterways. Pet waste contains disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and lots of excess nutrients that can close a beach to swimming, trigger weed and algae blooms, and foul water. Read more… Walmart Fined Over Fertilizer SalesMega retailer Walmart was fined $98,000 by New York State for selling phosphorus fertilizer without appropriate signage. As a result, and to avoid future such fines, Walmart has agreed to remove all phosphorus lawn fertilizer from its store shelves. The law restricting the use of phosphorus fertilizer on lawns went into effect in New York in 2012.  Read more… Get Your Guidebook and Travel the Trail!The 2015 edition of the Lake Champlain Paddlers’ Trail guidebook is out! It’s jam-packed with helpful information for great adventures on the water including site descriptions and chartlets for 43 Trail locations (with access to over 600 campsites), launch site listings, natural history articles, safety and stewardship tips, equipment check lists and more!  Read more… What’s the State of Lake Champlain?The Lake Champlain Basin Program released their 2015 State of the Lake report on June 30. The report states that, “although water quality trends in Lake Champlain are cause for concern. . .more than 85% of Lake Champlain’s water is consistently of excellent quality and another 13% of the water is usually in quite good condition. In the remaining 2% of the Lake, conditions are seasonally alarming. Read more… LCC’s Blue-green Algae Monitoring Program UnderwayHats off to the great group of dedicated blue-green algae monitoring volunteers who are reporting on water quality from over 80 Lake Champlain shoreline locations, six sites on Lake Carmi and one on Lake Iroquois. LCC has trained over 300 individuals this season to identify blue-green algae, including state and municipal recreational staff and water treatment system operators.  Read more… Birds Along The Lake May is always a wonderful month for bird-watching along Lake Champlain. Migrants stream along the shores and wetlands as they wing their way to breeding grounds in the region and points north.    Read more… The Town of Lake George has adopted new regulations that will make it easier for residences to install septic systems. Read more… A Day at the BeachSand and waves, suntan lotion, bathing suits, a child’s plastic pail and shovel for building castles. Spending a day at the beach is a long standing summer tradition, but did you ever wonder why there aren’t more beaches? Why do beaches form along some coves on Lake Champlain but not others? Most of Lake Champlain’s beaches have two things in common, they are north of outlets to large rivers and they face south. Read more… If You Don’t Like the Weather. . . Just wait a minute; it will change. In our last Enews we noted how low the lake had been for a prolonged time. What a difference a month makes. June rainfall set records in some parts of the Champlain Basin and the lake level is still above average for this time of year.  Read more… July 25 – Regatta for Lake ChamplainThe Regatta for Lake Champlain is the most unique race in the region. It is the only race hosted on Burlington’s Waterfront, giving spectators a beautiful view of almost 50 sailboats, usually arriving under spinnakers (the colorful kite-like sail) into the harbor silhouetted against the Adirondack Mountains. Read more… Lessons From the FloodPonds can be an aesthetic addition to a property, but they also pose a danger during times of flooding. Ponds built within floodplains become magnets for rising waters. Read more… Nature Note – SoaringEver notice the amount of time gulls can spend floating over the lake without flapping their wings? On a windy day, they use up flowing drafts of air caused by waves to stay aloft. Wind is slower near the water surface due to friction and the higher you are above water, so sometimes you will see a bird speed rapidly away as it increases elevation.  Read more… Paddling Down the LakeIn late June, LCC members John Little and Jim Wakefield headed down the lake in a handcrafted canoe on a paddle to New York City. Both are science teachers and experienced outdoorsmen, and they have paddled many waterways together. Read John’s account of the first leg of their journey on LCC’s site. Read more… September 13 – Lake Champlain Open Water SwimIf you’re a distance swimmer, consider participating in the 3.76 mile open water swim across this year. This second annual race across Lake Champlain begins in the Village of Essex, New York and ends at the public beach in Charlotte Vermont. Read more… Over 5,000 Find a Better Way to GoIn May, more than five thousand people joined in the Way to Go Smart Trip Challenge and chose healthier, more earth-friendly transportation alternatives to driving alone. Together these commuters saved at least 300,773 miles, 12,215 gallons of gasoline, and over 110 tons of carbon. Read more… Upcoming Events Bottled Water E. Coli ContaminationA California based bottling company issued a voluntary recall for 14 brands of bottled water. All of the brands had been bottled at a spring in Auburn, Pennsylvania which may have been contaminated with E. coli.  Read more…last_img read more

Gros Cacouna project not over

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Maersk Line’s Triple-E Makes Its Maiden Call at Shanghai Yangshan Port, China (VIDEO)

first_imgMaersk Line’s first Triple-E vessel “Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller” made its maiden call at Shanghai Yangshan port on 19 July. Dignitaries from local authorities, Shanghai International Port Group and Maersk Line gathered for a port call ceremony to celebrate the historic moment.Mr. David Williams, Managing Director of Maersk Line East & Central China commented on the mega-vessel’s maiden call at Shanghai: “I’m very excited to welcome the first Triple-E vessel calling at Shanghai. Triple-E will help position us to meet China’s dynamic growth in foreign trade in the most efficient way possible and help us further tap into the development of China.”The first Maersk vessel called at Shanghai was almost 90 years ago, signifying the beginning of Maersk Group’s business in China.In 1968, Maersk Line had only one non-containerised service connecting Asia and Europe that consisted of twelve sailings per year and carried approximately 8,000 tonnes of cargo.Today, Maersk Line vessels call at all major ports in China offering a wide range of dedicated weekly sailings to all parts of the world. For Maersk Line’s Asia-Europe trade, two-thirds of the cargo goes to and from China. Mr. Chen Xuyuan, the Chairman and President of Shanghai International Port Group said: “We welcome the Triple-E vessel to call at the Port of Shanghai. The Port of Shanghai, the world’s largest in terms of throughput, has the facilities and experience to service this great new vessel. We will only benefit from the efficiency and environmental features of these new vessels.”“The vessel is so huge and beautiful! More importantly, it features innovative technology, such as waste heat recovery system, leading to the energy efficiency and environmental performance. It emits 50% less CO2 per container moved compared with the current average on the Asia-Europe route. The Chinese government is seeking solutions to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, and I believe our practice can provide valuable experience in this regard.” shared Mr. Hu Ke, Head of Government Relations, Maersk China.The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller left Shanghai to continue its maiden voyage. There are still a number of port calls coming up, and customers, fans and visitors will be ready, waiting.[mappress]Maersk Line, July 29, 2013last_img read more

Mat Insiders: RAW After Mania Delivers Plenty of Surprises

first_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on Related TopicsAJ StylesRoman ReignsWWE RAW Payton Vincecenter_img Opening Segment:Vince McMahon came out and I think for the first time ever the crowd sung along with Vince’s theme music. Vince said he didn’t know Shane having control of the company meant that much. Vince calls the crowd crazy and tells them to get ready for an unpredictable RAW. Shane comes out moments later. Shane says he came out because he is a man and wanted to shake Vince’s hand because Vince won. Shane also thanked the fans and got a “You still got it” chant. Shane said goodbye to the fans but Vince stops him. Vince said he didn’t want to be upstaged and Shane is running the show tonight.New Day vs League of Nations for the Tag Team TitlesWoods cherished the last Booty O like Simba in Lion King before the match. The crowd does the wave during the match. Very entertaining and fast past matched. WINNERS: New Day retains via Midnight HourPost match , Sheamus says that the group is only as strong as their weakest link. After that, Sheamus Brogue kicks Wade Barrett in Barrett’s possible last appearance in WWE. The Wyatt Family comes out and attacks the League of Nations, is this a possible face turn for the Wyatt’s? That could be a smart move.Summer Rae vs Sasha BanksSummer Rae said that if she would have controlled her WrestleMania team, they would have won. Rae went on to say that at least she didn’t take the pin. Summer Rae challenges Sasha Banks. After the Triple Threat match from Mania, Banks is still undefeated even though she isn’t champion. WINNER: Sasha Banks via Bank StatementTyler Breeze vs Apollo CrewsCrews makes his debut, that was amazing.Fun Fact: My first independent show was Crews last in AIW. WINNER: Apollo Crews via Spin-Out powerbombThat was a great surprise for a debut on RAW.Roman Reigns segment:Roman Reigns said he isn’t a bad guy, he is not a good guy but he is the guy. Reigns seemed like he might have turned heel but one time you cannot tell. Reigns said that if anyone one wants his WWE World Heavyweight Championship, come and get it. Chris Jericho comes out. Jericho says that he buried AJ Styles in this ring at WrestleMania, and he wants to do the same to Reigns. Jericho demands to jump the line for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. AJ Styles comes out to interrupt Jericho and Kevin Owens follows. Sami Zayn comes out after Owens and the crowd is singing along to Sami Zayn’s entrance music. Sami Zayn attacks Owens and Styles attacks Jericho. Jericho gets speared by Reigns. Baron Corbin vs Dolph ZigglerIt was unexpected to see Corbin in the Andre the Giant battle royal but winning it was a huge curveball. Corbin wasn’t happy with the fact that the referee counted him out. Corbin delivered an End of Days to Ziggler outside of the ring.WINNER: No Contest because of double count outCorbin should be impressive on the main roster.Zack Ryder segment:Ryder gets “You Deserve It Woo Woo Woo” chants. Which he truly does. Ryder thanks his father for everything that he did for him and without him he wouldn’t be Intercontinental Champion. The Miz comes out and interrupts Ryder and says that he is just a one hit wonder. Miz said that if Ryder wants to prove he deserves to be in the list of names like Razor Ramon, Shawn Michaels, and The Miz , he’d put his title on the line. Zack Ryder vs The Miz for the Intercontinental ChampionshipRyder defeats Jericho last RAW and now this RAW he is Intercontinental Champion. The Miz starts talking smack to Ryder’s father and Ryder’s dad shoves the Miz. Maryse comes out to slap Ryder’s dad which leads to Ryder being distracted.WINNER: The Miz via Skull Crushing FinaleStrongly disappointed that Ryder wasn’t champion for more than a day…WWE Women’s Championship Presentation:Before Charlotte says anything the crowd begins to chant “Hey We Want Some Bayley”, while Charlotte is talking they begin to start singing “Hey Bayley”. Charlotte says that the WWE Women’s Championship is the future. “Womens Wrestling” chants also happened during this segment. Charlotte says that she wouldn’t be the first Women’s champion if it wasn’t for her father, Ric Flair. Charlotte said she did it herself and every lady in the ring walked out on her. Natalya gets on the mic and says Charlotte needs to learn a thing or two about humility. Charlotte told Natalya that every meeting they’ve had has shown that Charlotte’s family is better than Natalya’s. The Usos vs The Dudley Boyz in a Tables MatchThe Dudley Boyz are still against using Tables. Jimmy Uso did a splash over a table, that was pretty cool. WINNERS: The Dudley Boyz via Double Uso splash onto nobody on the tables. Dudley Boyz moved out of the way. Dudley Boyz were leaving and said who needs these fans. Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady came out to the ring. Enzo & Cass cut a promo on The Dudley Boyz. Cass said that it seems like the Dudley’s aren’t liking what they are saying, so come to the ring and do something about it. The Dudley Boyz came down to the ring but backed out. Cass said there is only one word to describe them and he will spell it out for them, S-A-W-F-T. AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho vs Kevin Owens vs CesaroSami Zayn got attacked by Kevin Owens before the match and was not medically cleared to be in the match. Cesaro was his replacement, Cesaro is coming back from injury also. The future for WWE is looking really bright after all these debuts and returns tonight. If the WWE can keep up this momentum, fans will be in for a treat. The Uppercut train that Cesaro was running was a great spot in this match. I missed the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro had the Sharpshooter locked in and Styles hit the Phenomenal Forearm on Cesaro. WINNER: AJ Styles via Styles Clash to JerichoStyles is the new number 1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. I am kind of shocked that this happened but I don’t mind it at all! Great to see Cesaro back also. This was possibly the best main event I have seen in a very long time. Top 3 Matches of the Night1.) AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho vs Kevin Owens vs Cesaro2.) New Day vs League of Nations3.) Baron Corbin vs Dolph Ziggler Thursday Night Smackdown Notes1.) The Vaudevillians are set to debut2.) Zack Ryder gets his rematch against The Miz for the Intercontinental Championshiplast_img read more

Chow: Official formalities not followed

first_imgSoccer The Lae City FC Chairman Ian Chow said he would have been happy to release Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba but the official formalities were not followed. He added that the Hekari United FC was supposed to request for their (Gunemba and Dabinyaba) release from Lae City FC, this is FIFA rules. When the Post-Courier queried about the Former Lae City FC, Valentine Nelson who was part of the 13 players who walked out of the team but was seen in a match last Saturday wearing the Morobe United FC jersey; the Lae City Team Manager responded as followed. Kumbruwah said “Yes Valentine Nelson got release from Lae City FC during the Transfer Window to be eligible to join Morobe United FC”. Chow also confirmed “Valentine’s club (Morobe United FC) wrote to Lae City FC Edris Kumbruwah and got proper release letter during the third window transfer”. The four players that were part of the walk out were; Jacob Sabua, Emmanuel Simon, Obert Bika, and Ronald Warison. However, they have all been admitted back to the team under penalties of either losing one or two match payments for their actions. Chow also cleared in his response to Raymond’s email requesting for reconciliation, in paragraph 3 of the email states “since you all walked out without notice I have decided to release all of you”.last_img read more

Medical Shows Like “Grey’s Anatomy” Are Giving You False Expectations About Your Medical Care

first_imgFor the study, doctors watched all 269 episodes of the show, focusing on the 290 trauma patients.  And they found that their experiences didn’t necessarily mirror those of REAL trauma patients. If you watch “Grey’s Anatomy” to see who’s sleeping with who, or for the intermittent shots of blood and guts, cool.  But you probably shouldn’t go any deeper than that. For example, the cases on the show tended to be more severe, and progress more quickly from the ER to the OR.  Also, their conclusions were more cut-and-dried.  On the show, patients tended to either die or get sent home pretty quickly. A new study says that medical dramas . . . particularly “Grey’s” . . . can give you false expectations when it comes to the realities of medical care, treatment, and recovery.center_img In reality, trauma patients tend to take a lot longer before they’re ready to go home. Also, 22% of trauma patients on “Grey’s Anatomy” DIED . . . compared with 7% in the real world.last_img read more

Compliance: A Growth Business in Consulting

first_imgWith legislators globally cranking out new and revised compliance regulations every few months, what can a company do to sort it all out? Changes related to Sarbanes-Oxley have been grabbing a lot of the headlines, but it’s not only Sarbanes-Oxley. Consider these reports:May 23rd. SEC Adopts new Guidelines for Sarbanes-OxleyJune 5th. S&P Unveils Three-Level Approach to Basel II Capital RuleJune 14th. Coming to America: The EU Privacy DirectiveJune 15th. Fuzzy Understandings of FERPAJune 14th. Deadline Approaches on HIPAA Rules for Wellness ProgramsJune 14th. MiFID — best execution still a concern — and the Boat sails onClearly top on the list for most companies is just finding out what legislation is out there and which things directly affect their business. What legislation do they need to be compliant with, and how can they achieve compliance?There is a cottage industry that has grown up around advising companies about how to respond to compliance legislation. Compliance consultants are cropping up everywhere, usually specializing in one particular type of legislation.In the UK there is the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC), for consultants who advise firms regulated by the Financial Services Authority. While there doesn’t seem to be an equivalent association in the US, there is certainly no lack of businesses in the US performing compliance consulting services.As long as legislators continue to see a need for strict oversight of all aspects of running a business, and as long as those legislators continue to see a need to tweak the rules governing that oversight, Compliance Consulting will continue to be a growth business.last_img read more

Mississippi ~ Personal Income Tax: First Time Homebuyer Accounts Enacted, Exempted From Tax

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportMississippi has enacted legislation establishing first-time home buyer savings accounts. Personal income taxpayers can exclude amounts contributed to and all interest or other income earned from an account and funds withdrawn or distributed from an account for the payment of eligible costs by or on behalf of a qualified beneficiary from the gross income of the account holder. “Eligible costs” are the down payment and allowable closing costs for the purchase of a single-family residence in Mississippi by a qualified beneficiary. An “account holder” is an individual who establishes an account with a financial institution for which the account holder claims a first-time home buyer savings account status on their Mississippi income tax return. The amount of contributions made by an account holder in any tax year that can be excluded from gross income cannot exceed $2,500 for any account holder who files an individual return or $5,000 for any married couple who are joint account holders and file a joint return.If funds are withdrawn from an account for any purpose other than the payment of eligible costs by or on behalf of a qualified beneficiary, then the funds withdrawn from an account will be added to gross income. Further, there will be a penalty calculated using the federal Form 1099 showing the amount of income exempted from state income tax and assessing a 10% penalty on the amount. However, the penalty will not apply to the extent the funds were withdrawn because of the qualified beneficiary’s death or disability, a disbursement of assets of the account pursuant to a filing for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, or the funds are transferred from an account into another first time homebuyer account for the benefit of another qualified beneficiary.H.B. 1601, Laws 2017, effective January 1, 2017last_img read more

Ivan Lendl gives tennis lovers in Calcutta a glimpse of new, modern style of play

first_imgLendl (left) and Alexander: Youth versus experienceThe two-day US $100,000 (Rs 900,000) tennis spectacle organised by the All-India Lawn Tennis Association (AILTA) at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Calcutta, ended with 21-year-old Czech superstar Ivan Lendl winning in a ‘common canter’.This event is a milestone in the history of Indian,Lendl (left) and Alexander: Youth versus experienceThe two-day US $100,000 (Rs 900,000) tennis spectacle organised by the All-India Lawn Tennis Association (AILTA) at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Calcutta, ended with 21-year-old Czech superstar Ivan Lendl winning in a ‘common canter’.This event is a milestone in the history of Indian tennis on two counts: it offered the largest ever prize money for a single event, and it brought in an array of some of the top ranking international stars, including Lendl.Lendl’s style gave tennis lovers in Calcutta a glimpse of the new, modern style of play, which has (developed) due to the slower standardised artificial playing surfaces which are now used all over the world.Compared to the smooth strokes of the past champions like Rosewall, Hoad and Laver, Lendl’s style – consisting of a devastating whipped forehand supported by a backhand which can be both sliced or alternatively heavily top spun – is not attractive to watch. His defence seems impenetrable on the slower surfaces and he wins his points by putting away anything short of a length with his deadly forehand. Mobility, tenacity and a Borg-like consistency are the pillars on which Lendl’s game rests.Though he produced some spectacular overhead smashes when he was lobbed, Lendl during an interview admitted to a slight weakness on the volley and slated that he was working on it. Lendl seems to be on the threshold of dominating world tennis and becoming a threat to John McEnroe.If there was an award for courage and guts it would have gone to John Alexander of Australia who lost in two straight sets to Lendl in the final. In the face of Lendl’s obvious superiority, he fought till the very last point. Alexander’s booming heavy serve followed by sorties to the net kept him alive.advertisementTowards the end his serve cracked under Lendl’s relentless pressure and the nine-year age gap surfaced. While Lendl was chasing every ball like a terrier, Alexander seemed sluggish and tired in comparison. Alexander arrived in Calcutta barely six hours before the scheduled time of play. His airdash from Sydney began two days earlier, when he was informed that he would be replacing Vijay Amritraj.Tired Game: After a short nap the thirty-year-old, six-foot, three-inch Australian came on to the court to defeat the highly rated Elliot Teltscher, who was a replacement for Vitas Gerulaitis, another casualty. Teltscher, who had arrived at 6 a.m. on the morning of the match after a sixteen-hour flight, looked pale and drawn.Lendl in action: Killer instinctHe played like a robot and took little interest in the proceedings. In his opening match against Alexander, he lost in straight sets. On the second day after a good night’s rest, Teltscher produced better tennis in his match against the Pole, Wojtek Fibak. With a springy gait and quicksilver mobility Teltscher produced an all-court game with a large variety of shots. His backhand hit with top spin and a snap of the wrist was deadly.Serving for the match at five to four in the second set he was unable to contend with the stout resistance put up by the unflappable Fibak. He lost his serve and the set when he was nosed out by Fibak by seven points to four in the tie breaker.Thereafter, much to the disappointment of the crowd, Teltscher, as the Americans would say, “blew his top”. He attempted to hit each ball at supersonic speed and hustled through the proceedings by moving fast in between points and changing ends without using the customary ninety seconds allowed for towelling and refreshments.The 29-year-old Fibak, a consistent performer of a high calibre, lived up to his reputation. With his classic style and smooth shots, he produced some scintillating rallies in his opening match against Lendl. Fibak’s match against Lendl was the highlight of the two-day event.The absence of a punishing killer shot and a penetrating serve in his repertoire is probably what has kept Fibak from reaching the summit of the game. His victory against Teltscher earned him the Number Three position in the event.The hazards of promoting a top-drawer, two-day event proved to be a nightmare for the organisers. The time margins are so slender that a fog at Dum Dum could have seen Indian standbys pressed into service. Amritraj’s absence was greatly felt: his match against Lendl could well have been a memorable one.Breakthrough: While this event has certainly proved to be a breakthrough as far as commercial promotion Indian tennis is concerned, it is very necessary that facilities to channel the enthusiasm thus generated must be made available to the younger and junior Indian players.advertisementAsked for the reasons for the spectacular success being achieved in the tennis world by a number of young Czech players, Lendl told India Today: “It is very simple – all the older players are coaching and giving their experience to the younger players. During the summer holidays and other vacations, 16 to 18 tournaments are organised for juniors and a winner in any of these events would be required to play four matches a day – two singles and two doubles. So, apart from coaching, the youngsters also have a great deal of competitive experience.”last_img read more

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