Chetwynd Hospital to experience temporary diversion over Labour Day weekend

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – Northern Health has issued a notice in regards to the operation of the Chetwynd Hospital this Labour Day weekend.According to Northern Health, the Chetwynd Hospital must go on diversion for 12 hours this weekend.Northern Health says this temporary suspension of emergency room services will be from 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 1 to 7:00 a.m. Monday, September 2, and is due to a lack of available registered nursing staff.- Advertisement -During this time, community members requiring urgent medical care are asked to call 9-1-1 for ambulance assistance or to make their way to the nearest hospital of their choice.People who need non-emergency health advice and information can call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1, or visit healthlinkbc.ca.last_img read more

DONEGAL COMPANY WINS CONTRACT TO FIND BUS DRIVERS FOR DREAM JOBS IN AUSTRALIA

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known companies is looking for dozens of bus drivers to fill dream jobs in Australia. Swilly Drive, in Letterkenny, has been asked by the Ventura Bus Company to locate Irish drivers for positions in their huge fleet Down Under.Interviews for the $60,000 Aus (€48,000) jobs, which will also include a visa to Down Under, begin in the coming weeks. Swilly Group spokesman Damien Kerin said it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many drivers to make a fresh start with their families.“We tendered for the contract and we were lucky enough to get it.“Now we are going to begin interviews and find the Ventura Bus Company as many suitable Irish drivers as possible.“It’s a great opportunity and we are delighted to be involved for what is a good news story for a change,” he said. Mr Kerin said the company have not put a figure on the number of drivers they require.He said they specifically wanted Irish drivers because of the high level of qualification and because they already have a number of Irish drivers whom they are very happy with.“If we get one hundred suitable drivers then they will take them. There are a lot of openings at the moment with the company.“As well as having the right driving license and the right experience, it is important that drivers have a good personality. They will be dealing with the public and that’s a huge part of the job requirement,” he said.Ventura are looking for drivers holding a full EU Bus licence (Category D), a minimum of 3 years bus driving experience, excellent customer service skills, references from previous employers and a clean driving history. Swilly Group senior Instructors will support a recruitment team from Ventura who will be travelling to Ireland in late April 2012.Short listed candidates will be invited for a formal interview and a driving assessment in Dublin. Successful candidates will then be offered full assistance throughout the visa application and relocation processes by specialist staff from Ventura.DONEGAL COMPANY WINS CONTRACT TO FIND BUS DRIVERS FOR DREAM JOBS IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: March 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Biological Nanomachines Inspire Nanotechnology

first_imgNano, nano; we’re hearing that morkish prefix a lot these days.  It means 10-9 of something: most often, of meters (see powers of ten).  A nanometer is a billionth of a meter.  This gets down into the range of protein molecules and small cellular components.  A DNA molecule, for instance, is about 20 nanometers across; an ATP synthase rotary motor is about 8 x 12 nanometers, and a bacterial flagellum about 10 times larger.  Now that imaging technology is reaching into realms of just a few nanometers, scientists are keen to understand nature’s engineering in hopes of doing their own.    The premiere issue of Nature Nanotechnology made its debut this month.1  It contains a centerpiece review article by Wesley R. Browne and Ben L. Feringa entitled, “Making molecular machines work.”2  Though the article focuses on human progress and potential in the world of nanotechnology, it contains numerous ecstasies about biological machines unmade by human hands:Consider a world composed of nanometre-sized factories and self-repairing molecular machines where complex and responsive processes operate under exquisite control; where translational and rotational movement is directed with precision; a nano-world fuelled by chemical and light energy.  What images come to mind?  The fantastical universes described in the science fiction of Asimov and his contemporaries?  To a scientist, perhaps the ‘simple’ cell springs more easily to mind with its intricate arrangement of organelles and enzymatic systems fuelled by solar energy (as in photosynthetic systems) or by the chemical energy stored in the molecular bonds of nucleotide triphosphates (for example, ATP).Biological motors convert chemical energy to effect stepwise linear or rotary motion, and are essential in controlling and performing a wide variety of biological functions.  Linear motor proteins are central to many biological processes including muscle contraction, intracellular transport and signal transduction, and ATP synthase, a genuine molecular rotary motor, is involved in the synthesis and hydrolysis of ATP.  Other fascinating examples include membrane translocation proteins, the flagella motor that enables bacterial movement and proteins that can entrap and release guests through chemomechanical motion.Whereas nature is capable of maintaining and repairing damaged molecular systems, such complex repair mechanisms are beyond the capabilities of current nanotechnology.In designing motors at the molecular level, random thermal brownian motion must therefore be taken into consideration.  Indeed, nature uses the concept of the brownian ratchet to excellent effect in the action of linear and rotary protein motors.  In contrast to ordinary motors, in which energy input induces motion, biological motors use energy to restrain brownian motion selectively.  In a brownian ratchet system the random-molecular-level motion is harnessed to achieve net directional movement, and crucially the resulting biased change in the system is not reversed but progresses in a linear or rotary fashion.Biosystems frequently rely on ATP as their energy source, however very few examples of artificial motors that use exothermic chemical reactions to power unidirectional rotary motion have been reported to date.That biological motors perform work and are engaged in well-defined mechanical tasks such as muscle contraction or the transport of objects is apparent in all living systems.It is clear that the biological machines are inspiring the human drive toward exploiting the possibilities of mimicking, if not duplicating, what already exists in nature.  They say in conclusion,The exquisite solutions nature has found to control molecular motion, evident in the fascinating biological linear and rotary motors, has served as a major source of inspiration for scientists to conceptualize, design and build – using a bottom-up approach – entirely synthetic molecular machines.  The desire, ultimately, to construct and control molecular machines, fuels one of the great endeavours of contemporary science….….As complexity increases in these dynamic nanosystems, mastery of structure, function and communication across the traditional scientific boundaries will prove essential and indeed will serve to stimulate many areas of the synthetic, analytical and physical sciences.  In view of the wide range of functions that biological motors play in nature and the role that macroscopic motors and machines play in daily life, the current limitation to the development and application of synthetic molecular machines and motors is perhaps only the imagination of the nanomotorists themselves.1Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2006.2Wesley R. Browne and Ben L. Feringa, “Making molecular machines work,” Nature Nanotechnology, 1, pp25-35 (2006), doi:10.1038/nnano.2006.45.These superlatives call for an explanation: how did nature achieve this level of technology, a level our best scientists can only view with awe as they attempt to catch up, using their brightest intelligence applied to design?  Here is the simplistic, hand-waving explanation.  In what should have been a paper permeated with unadulterated intelligent design, both human and biological, they slipped into the old Darwinian bad habit.  Get ready with your baloney breathalyzer.Understanding and harnessing such phenomenal biological systems provides a strong incentive to design active nanostructures that can operate as molecular machines, and although our current efforts to control motion at the molecular level may appear awkward compared with these natural systems, it should not be forgotten that nature has had a 4.5 billion year head start.This is bad breath caused by Dar-wine.  No matter the object under consideration, from a nanoscopic rotary motor with near perfect efficiency to a narwhal’s antenna or a butterfly’s photonic crystals, Darwin-drunk researchers continue to ascribe these wonders to blind, aimless, materialistic processes.  If nature’s advantage were merely a head start, then Nature Nanotechnology would do better to tell its researchers to close their labs, put on blindfolds, and wander aimlessly about, bumping into each other, till something interesting happens.    As we wag our heads at the inebriation of scientists believing such things, let’s not forget what they said about biological machines.  Those machines really do exist.  They’re keeping you functioning.  They’re enabling your brain to think.  So think.  Don’t try to drink and think, lest your breath stink and your common sense shrink.(Visited 221 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Thelma Barina: When we were champions

first_img“I hear that a lot,” she says. “But I also hear people saying I’m a lot better than her.”There’s no ground for comparison, to say the least. Daquis, with her all-heart brand of play, media savvy and pretty face, has helped make local volleyball gain the level of popularity it has never enjoyed before.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSoutheast Asian dominanceBut it was Barina-Rojas, a 5-foot-8 open spiker from Cebu, who laid down the foundation for the country’s dominance in Southeast Asia during her 14-year stint as a national player. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage She won four gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games when the Philippines battled Indonesia, not world-ranked Thailand, for dominance in the sport in the region. She helped the country win the gold medal in the 1981, 1985, 1987 and 1993 editions of the Games.Barina-Rojas took the Most Valuable Player and Best Open Spiker awards in the 1987 SEA Games, and was Best Service Receiver in the 1991 edition.Gold-medal droughtIt’s interesting to note that after the 1993 SEA Games, the Philippines has never won a gold medal again in the biennial competition.Barina-Rojas, now 56, embraced the sport when she took up accounting at Southwestern University in Cebu City.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Thelma Barina in her heyday.Some volleyball fans, those who are just experiencing the local sport’s “second coming,” are too quick to call her the Rachel Anne Daquis of her generation.For the record, Thelma Barina-Rojas doesn’t mind being compared to the new face of Philippine volleyball.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ She sharpened her all-around volleyball skills enough to land her a spot in the national team as its “captain ball” for many years.“I’m happy with what I see now in Philippine volleyball,” says Barina-Rojas, now a PE teacher at Makati Gospel School and head coach of its volleyball squad. “I’m very positive that we can bring back our glory days in the sport.”According to her, one of the national team’s biggest advantages now is its height.“We have many tall players now who are talented and very smart on the court,” says Barina-Rojas, who married volleyball referee Rodrigo “Buboy” Rojas and bore him three children, namely, Rossinni Tracey, Rodd Tyron and Ross Therese.She says she always watches games, especially those in the UAAP and NCAA, on TV and follows the sport and how it has progressed from being just a niche sport into a full-blown mainstream spectacle that it is today.“Back then (in the national team) we treated each other like real sisters,” says Barina-Rojas. “I guess that’s something no coach can easily teach his players.”She says that kind of relationship among teammates was the key to the country’s volleyball success back then. “We would signal each other (about our intended play) with our eyes and body language,” she recalls.During those years, especially before the SEA Games, the national team would hold training camps in Japan to strengthen the squad’s chemistry.“That’s how we learned about Japanese techniques,” she says. “During the training camps we matured as players and as a team. That’s what we need now if we want to become strong in the sport again.”And that’s coming from somebody who has “been there, done that.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the know View commentslast_img read more

Scrap Metal Trade Resumes January 2013

first_imgThe scrap metal trade is set to resume in January 2013, with a revised regime and new set of regulations governing stakeholders’ operations. Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, announced  on December 19, that the activities are set to re-commence by the third week of January next year, after being suspended earlier this year. Speaking at the  weekly Jamaica House Media Briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Mr. Hylton advised that following months of due diligence, reviews and meetings at the government and stakeholder levels, Cabinet recently approved a “far more rigorous and improved” regulatory regime to govern trade in both industrial and non-industrial scrap. Mr. Hylton said features of the new regime governing the trade include: mandatory special permits/licences for entities deemed reputable; mandatory 100 per cent Customs inspection of materials being traded before these are loaded; and posting of a $7 million bond by each entity, which will also be charged a regulatory fee. Industrial scrap refers to material generated by companies from their manufacturing operations or from the retirement of obsolete metallic fixed assets, which are exported by the owner in his or her name. In the case of non-industrial scrap metal, new conditions include: more stringent eligibility criteria for exporters; mandatory application for licences; and a Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC), among other permits specified by the Ministry in conjunction with the Trade Board, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), and Customs Department.  Non-industrial scrap is defined as material that is purchased. Mr. Hylton emphasized that non-nationals desirous of becoming exporters must apply for a work permit, while pointing out that all arrangements for exports must take place at one of three designated central multi-user sites in Kingston and Clarendon.      Other notable features of the new regime include: mandatory displaying of all material being traded at the designated sites for five days for public viewing before being loaded; and permanent posting of Customs, police, and military officers at these locations. The Minister said sanctions that will be imposed where breaches have occurred include: a $3 million fine, two years imprisonment and loss of licence/permit; allocation of a portion of the $7 million bond to compensate victims; and detention of material deemed suspicious for 10 days to facilitate investigations by Customs officers and the police, and public viewing. Additionally, he said penalties will be imposed on persons who engage in illicit activities, such as the theft of material barred from the list of tradeable items. These include: copper, irrigation pipes, manhole covers, railway lines, and sign posts. Mr. Hylton also advised that a website will be established to facilitate the viewing and lodging of complaints by the public. “Between now (December) and  (January 2013), we will be working hard to register exporters, issue new licences, finalize and sign agreements with site owners, sign operating permits with exporters, recruit and train new staff in (the) Factories Corporation of Jamaica, equip site offices, and promulgate new regulations,” Mr. Hylton informed.last_img read more

Accompong to Get Library and Computer Centre

first_imgWork will get underway next month on the construction of a state-of-the-art library and computer centre in the community of Accompong in St. Elizabeth. The project is being funded by recording artiste and music producer, Mystic Bowie, a resident of the area, who is living overseas. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday (January 6), Minister of Education, Hon. Ronald Thwaites, said the project is significant for the Maroon community and lauded Mr. Bowie for investing more than $6 million (US$65,000) “in the building of education for his community”. He said the Government is promoting such public/private partnerships, “where someone from the community comes together with the education system to lift up the hopes and possibilities of our children.” The library and computer centre is to be built on the grounds of the Accompong Primary and Junior High School. The construction period is about eight months. Principal of the school, Garfield Rowe, said the facility will serve children and adults in the Accompong community. He lauded Mr. Bowie for his contribution and expressed the hope that “others will come on board and support the children.”For his part, Mystic Bowie stated that his passion is to see children in the area get the best education possible.He informed that in recent years, he has been donating a percentage of his earnings to Accompong Primary and Junior High to ensure that the students have the necessary educational supplies.“The hope for this community is for the children to fight to preserve this culture as this culture is all we have. Education is the number one, the key to success. If we don’t… give these children knowledge, we are failing them, and as a Maroon, I am making sure that I give them the educational supplies that they need,” he said.last_img read more

Citizen Security Justice Programme Employability Survey Link

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 8, 2017 – Nassau – With two (2) days left before the registration process ends for the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) Employability Survey, the Bahamas Department of Labour along with the Ministry of National Security makes final efforts to ensure that as many at-risk, unemployed youth between the ages of 16-29 years of age are able to fully embrace this opportunity for both soft skills and technical skills training and job placement.The launch of the programme signals a step in the right direction towards an alternate approach to crime reduction and employability, targeted specifically towards youth that fall in the requisite categories.   The demographic of young persons (Bahamian or Permanent Residents) between the ages of 16-29 years old, who are currently unemployed and have not completed high school is the target grouping.Patricia Rolle, Department of Labour, Public Employment Services Officer noted that while the focus areas include Kemp Road, East Street, Englerston, Bain & Grants Town, Yellow Elder, Fox Hill, Nassau Village, and Centreville persons from all areas in New Providence are eligible to apply once they meet the criteria.Chet Pratt, Programme Consultant announced today that an online survey link is now accessible to the public who wish to register, but may not have the ability to physically visit the Department of Labour Offices at Rosetta Street or Robinson Road.   The survey link is www.surveymonkey.com/r/csjpemployabilityThe Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP), facilitated by the Ministry of National Security in partnership with the Department of Labour is funded by a $20 million loan from theInter-American Development Bank (IDB).   The programme seeks to address four (4) major pillars which include Community Crime Prevention, Employability and Training of At-Risk Youth, Improving the Efficiency of the Court System and methods of reducing the recidivism rate through a parole system. Press Release: Ministry of Labourcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Bad to worse Poway DMV experiencing 5 hour wait times

first_imgBad to worse: Poway DMV experiencing 5 hour wait times Posted: May 16, 2018 Updated: 5:29 PM Dan Plante, Dan Plante center_img May 16, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPOWAY (KUSI) — It’s the stuff of legend. Everyone has a horror story about dealing with the California D.M.V. But things have gone from bad to worse, especially in Poway.“This is ridiculous. I got here at 6:30 in the morning and it’s now 12:20. What is the matter with this place,” said Dan Moroney.“I was here last week at about 11:00 in the morning. The lady came out and said I was too late, I should go home. So I’m here today and it’s been seven hours,” Moroney said.Like Dan, thousands of people are wondering why the really bad waiting lines have gotten even worse. There is an answer, sort of.You see, the new year brought a new computer system over at the California D.M.V. Starting on January first, all that paperwork has to be entered into a “computer,” BY YOU.Not the D.M.V.Until now, workers at the D.M.V. would take your old-school paperwork, and enter that information into the computer. That task has now been transferred to all of us. You’d think it might make things faster, but it’s not.“I was told to go into the computer room, then I finished that. Then they told me to stand on a red carpet. Then another red carpet. They are definitely understaffed and very disorganized,” said Pauline Fabian.Lot’s of frustration. Lot’s of anger. Lot’s of finger pointing, especially at Sacremento.“I think it’s the Government at it’s best. They do nothing,” said Michael Virgil.Ironically, these longer waiting lines are happening at a time when all of us are paying more than ever at the D.M.V.The new “tax” went into effect on January first. A minimum of $25, maximum of $175, depending on your car. So we’re all paying record rates, with record long lines.But there’s a light at the end of this tunnel, and it’s not a train.By the end of summer, The D.M.V. will upgrade the new system, and all that paper/computer work can be done on your home computer. Now that will save time.Until then, painful stuff. If patience is a virtue, then it’s time to be virtuous. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

San Diego City Council approves regulatory framework for dockless scooters and bicycles

first_imgSan Diego City Council approves regulatory framework for dockless scooters and bicycles April 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to tentatively approve a regulatory package for dockless electric scooters, bicycles and the companies that own them.The ordinance includes a litany of changes designed to improve public safety while also keeping dockless mobility companies in the region as an affordable transportation alternative. The city plans to use state grant funding to pay local law enforcement officers overtime to enforce the regulations.The package will limit the speed of dockless scooters from 15 mph to 8 mph in high-traffic areas like Spanish Landing, near Petco Park and boardwalks in the city’s beach communities, and as low as 3 mph along the Embarcadero and the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade.“At the end of the day this is a good starting point,” said City Councilman Scott Sherman. “It’s not going to be where we end up. … The fact that both sides probably aren’t totally happy with what is happening here today means we probably have a fairly good deal somewhere in the middle.”Scooter companies like Bird, Lime and Razor will be required to use geofencing technology on their scooters to limit speeds and parking abilities in designated areas around the city. Lime and Bird already use geofencing to reduce scooter speeds in areas like the Santa Monica Beach Bike Path.The city has begun to designate 330 scooter parking zones along city streets so as to decrease the number of scooters parked on sidewalks. In downtown, scooter riders and companies will only be able to park devices in groups of four, with at least 40 feet between groups.Many of the package’s supporters were representatives of Bird, Lime, Razor and Jump, a dockless bicycle and scooter company owned by the ride- booking company Uber. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and public transit advocacy group Circulate San Diego also endorsed the ordinance.“We look forward to a continued partnership and to regulations that advance our shared objectives of making the city even more livable by reducing car usage, traffic and carbon emissions,” said Bird spokeswoman Kyndell Gaglio.Most opponents of the package favored an outright ban of dockless transit devices throughout the city, let alone on the city’s sidewalks. City Councilwoman Jennifer Campbell said she’d be one such opponent had she been on the council when they first arrived in San Diego early last year.“I have a call to action to these companies that own these devices,” Campbell said. “If they successfully obtain a permit, you must do your part to keep our residents safe with rider education and accountability and I will be watching.”Campbell and City Councilwoman Barbara Bry said they would support a future ban on riding dockless scooters along boardwalks in the city’s beach neighborhoods, which city officials may draft in the coming weeks and months along with other changes to facets of the ordinance like which areas are designated 3 mph and 8 mph zones.Some opponents also suggested that the council is responsible for residents’ injuries and deaths due to scooter-related incidents.The regulations include a provision indemnifying the city for scooter- related accidents and injuries. The scooter companies will also be required to maintain liability insurance of up to $2 million per accident and $4 million aggregate.The city will require that scooter companies obtain a six-month operational permit with a $5,141 fee and pay $150 per scooter or bike each year to continue operating in San Diego. According to the city, revenue from the per- device fee will be added to the city’s general fund to be used for scooter safety outreach, law enforcement and various transportation infrastructure improvements.Companies can renew permits only in January or July, at which time they will have a chance to negotiate operating terms like fleet size, which they are not currently required to report to the city. Companies could also add a special event provision to their operating permit to increase fleet size by 20 percent for 10 days per year for $15 per scooter, per day.Mayor Kevin Faulconer first proposed a regulatory framework for dockless scooters and bikes in October.The council’s Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved the full regulatory package in February and requested that it return to the committee within six months of its implementation for further review and to ensure the city is keeping pace with the evolution of technologies like geofencing.“The way people get around town has changed quite a bit and we’re embracing that by putting in place common-sense rules to protect the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” Faulconer said in a statement.“These new regulations allow us to hold these companies accountable for their actions while establishing clear rules of the road to ensure this evolving industry grows in a safe and responsible way.”The council must vote on the ordinance a second time for it to take effect. A date has not been set for the second vote. Updated: 11:02 AMlast_img read more

Around Town White House DOD Work with States to Remove Licensing Barriers

first_imgThe Trump administration is continuing to work with states to ease licensing requirements that hamper military spouses striving to maintain their careers each time they move. While all 50 states and the District of Columbia have laws designed to lower the barriers for spouses who want to transfer their licenses, they are not uniform, reports Military.com. On Tuesday, Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, told a family forum at the 2018 Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) annual meeting that she intends to talk to the National Governors Association about the issue early next year. … The Department of Homeland Security is increasingly collaborating with the military to deal with natural disasters, protect the nation’s borders, and respond to cyber and drone threats, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said this week at the AUSA annual meeting. “Partnerships used to be a ‘nice to have,’ but now they are a lifeline for Americans’ very survival. That is why DHS is deepening its ties across the military. We are coordinating our activities with [DOD] to better combat emerging threats, secure our borders and respond to natural disasters,” Nielsen said, reported Federal Times.Army photo by Devon Suits Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more