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October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAbout the BLMThe BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals. BLM News:SANTA FE – Due to increasing fire danger and to prevent human-caused ignitions, the Bureau of Land Management will implement fire restrictions on BLM-managed lands in New Mexico beginning 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. May 20. Prohibitions include: Use of campfires or charcoal; Smoking outside of a vehicle, enclosed building, or areas free of flammable materials; Fireworks and pyrotechnic devices; Any type of aerial luminary; and Off-highway vehicle (OHV) use except in designated OHV areas.In addition, the following activities require individuals to have a fire extinguisher or 5 gallons of water and a round-nose shovel of 36” minimum length: recreational target shooting, welding, cutting or grinding metal, and using chainsaws or other internal or external combustion engines. Spark arresters approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Society of Automotive Engineers are required on chainsaws and all other small internal and external combustion engines.“We want everyone to continue to use public lands, but at this time of increasing fire danger, we need to take all precautions to prevent wildfires from accidental or careless actions,” BLM New Mexico State Director Timothy Spisak said.  The full order can be viewed at the BLM NM Fire Restrictions site, along with printable and geo-locatable maps of where this restriction applies.  Additional fire restriction information can be found at or  This order does not prohibit the use of firearms used during lawful hunting activities or the use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices provided they meet the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety and are used in areas free of flammable materials. Violations of this order are a Class A misdemeanor and are subject to fines of not more than $100,000 or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both. Restitution for total costs of fire suppression or damage will be borne by the violator.For more information about this and other BLM fire restrictions in New Mexico, please contact Fire Education and Mitigation Specialist Teresa Rigby at 505.954.2256 or visit read more

October 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img The Westhampton Beach Wrestling team Liam McIntyre with his father Bob after beating out his 195-pound bracket opponents for his first league champion title. Independent/Courtesy Liam McIntyre The Westhampton Beach Wrestling teamFor the first time in four years, Liam McIntyre was walking off the mat with a different feeling. Having his hand raised at the end was something he’d been waiting a long time for.The Westhampton Beach senior pinned Miller Place’s Colin Power in one minute, 40 seconds for his first league championship title in his six-year varsity wrestling career. The 195-pounder had made it to the finals from his freshman to senior years, and after his victory, all he felt was relief.“I was just so happy to finally get it done,” McIntyre said. “I was just glad to break the curse.”The senior’s road to the League VI finals at Sayville High School on Saturday, February 2, was an unusual one. His opponent forfeited the first round, and he pinned Amityville’s Jeremiah Grant in 35 seconds before reaching the finals on another forfeit. McIntyre’s semifinal competitor, Harborfields’ Ian McGullam, bowed out after a shoulder injury. But besides taking the tournament, it was a big week in other ways for McIntyre — he had committed to play football at Brown University just a day prior.“Brown had shown me a lot of love — I did my official visit there and it was great,” McIntyre said. “I knew a bunch of the new coaches . . . and it all just felt right. And aside from all that, an Ivy League education will hopefully set me up for a good future.”McIntyre was also named Most Outstanding Wrestler, and became the first Hurricane grappler to grab six All-League nods.“It feels really, really good,” he said. “I’ve worked extremely hard for the past six years, so just knowing that all my hard work is paying off and that my name is going to be remembered for a long time is a great feeling.”And he wasn’t the only one riding a high. Sophomore 160-pounder Jackson Hulse also placed first for the Hurricanes, and junior Jay Montagna finished second at 126 pounds. In total, Westhampton is sending 10 wrestlers to the Suffolk County tournament.“I loved seeing Jackson on top of the podium,” McIntyre said. “I grew up with him — he’s like a little brother to me — and we work out together all the time, so to get to watch him grow as a wrestler and have success really makes me happy.”Hulse started the day with a first-round bye to the quarterfinals, where he pinned Harborfields’ Will Goetinger in 33 seconds.“It was a nice warmup to get the nerves out,” Hulse said.He took his semifinal win with a pin too, taking out Rocky Point’s Ted Accardi at 2:37. Hulse started his finals match against Rocky Point’s Brian Whitman with a quick takedown, and went on to win 7-2.“That takedown basically decided the tempo of the match,” he said. “It felt really good knowing that the start of my postseason has been successful. And it helps me mentally prepare for counties next week.”A sophomore, he said he’s looking forward to his future.“It helps to know that even after my accomplishments, I have so much more time to improve,” Hulse said. “I’m working harder every year to grow.”After a first-round bye, Montagna’s journey to the finals started with a major achievement. With a pin 20 seconds in over Harborfields’ Mac Brettschneider, the junior earned his 100th win.“It has always been a goal of mine, and didn’t realize I was actually so close to achieving it until a few weeks ago,” he said. “It felt really good to finally get it, and I’m happy that my name will be up on the wall alongside the best wrestlers in Westhampton history.”Pinning proved to be the Hurricanes’ way Saturday. Montagna ended his semifinal match over Miller Place’s Travis Grebe in 2:45 before falling in a 12-6 decision to Islip’s Francis Whitehouse.“I’m excited for this coming week, and although this is a big accomplishment, I still need to continue to improve to get on the podium at counties,” Montagna said. “I realize this is an awesome opportunity to prove myself, and I plan to take advantage of the situation, because it’s not something everyone gets to experience.”He and the other nine Westhampton grapplers that grabbed a spot to compete will take to the mats at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood February 9-10. The first matches of the Division I brackets are slated to start at 10 AM. Westhampton’s consolation results: Joe D’Agostino was pinned by Sayville’s Mack Murtha in 1:19 at 99 pounds for fourth place; Grant Skala took a 6-0 decision over Islip’s Zach Miller at 106 pounds for third; Will Zaffuto pinned Harborfields’ Gavin Henrikson in 2:01 at 113 pounds; Suraj Patel dropped a 7-2 decision to Miller Place’s Ryan Hucke at 132 pounds; Christian Specht was pinned by Islip’s William Martin in 2:11 at 152 pounds; Lawrence Citarelli lost in a close 8-7 decision to Miller Place’s Noah Bila at 170 pounds; and Hunter Burling dropped a 4-3 decision to Miller Place’s Christopher Bold at 182 pounds.desiree@indyeastend.comcenter_img Sharelast_img read more

September 29, 2020 | |Post a Comment

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September 29, 2020 | |Post a Comment

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September 27, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSome 340 of all confirmed cases are females and 251 are males, with ages ranging from 2 months to 87 years. Jamaica now has 92 imported cases; 217 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 27 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 235 cases linked to a workplace cluster and 20 cases under investigation. In addition, one new sample has also tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 591. The new sample was taken from a person who worked with the Adventure of the Seas Cruise Line and recently returned to the island. CMC KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica recorded its 10th death related to COVID-19 on Wednesday. There are now 220 active cases currently under observation, with one moderately ill and one critically ill patient. This brings the total number of patients who have recovered and have been released from isolation to 361. To date, 169 persons-of-interest remain in quarantine at a government facility. The deceased has been identified as 87-year-old woman from the Corporate Area. However, five more recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours.last_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgFILE – In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Ghassan Salame, U.N. Special Representative and Head of the U.N. Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), delivers his speech during the Forum MED 2017 (AP)The U.N. Security Council urged rival leaders in Libya on Wednesday to engage in talks and put an end to the political crisis in the oil-rich country.Council members condemned the continuing violence in Libya and said there can be no military solution in the North African nation. They urged rival leaders to agree on elections, expected this year, and a political transition.The council statement followed a briefing by U.N. envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame who stressed that “the political process must progress, as the status quo is untenable.”Salame said that while there is “reason for optimism” in the political process, there is also cause for concern. He pointed to continued violence and localized conflicts in the country, as well as the presence of extremists including the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.“Armed groups, including those integrated into the state structures, continue to operate outside of the law, perpetrating human rights abuses,” he said. “Bodies bearing signs of torture have turned up in many locations.”Salame said kidnappings of children and adults for profit have also increased, even in the capital Tripoli, and “shadowy security forces” arbitrarily arrest Libyans who are “held and abused in unofficial, or quasi-official detention prisons.”Libya plunged into chaos following a 2011 uprising that toppled and later killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.Since 2014, the country has been split between rival governments and parliaments based in the western and eastern regions, each backed by different militias and tribes.The Security Council “underlined the importance of unifying Libya’s armed forces under civilian oversight.”A U.N.-brokered deal in December 2015 to create a unity government failed, though talks had taken place to form an administration to lead the country ahead of elections.Salame proposed amendments to the 2015 peace agreement, which both sides agree is the only way to end the stalemate.He told the council that on Thursday he will start “a new and final attempt to realize the amendments.”Salame briefed the council from Tripoli, where he now lives, and said the U.N. hopes to reopen its office in Benghazi, the eastern city which is the base for the government’s rival self-styled Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter. Eventually, he said, the U.N. will also seek to open an office in southern Libya.Salame said that at the heart of Libya’s problems is “an economic system of predation” which serves the interests of the powerful and degrades life for ordinary people.Oil revenues are high now, but he warned that the money is “vulnerable to under-investment or sabotage,” government expenditures are bloated and increasing, and greater spending isn’t benefiting most Libyans.Salame said the “great demographic fluidity” that Libya was once known for has been constrained, “if not strangled,” since 2011 and “ideological or identity cleavages have led to widespread ostracism.”“A discourse of hatred has replaced peaceful interaction,” Salame lamented, telling the council the U.N. is committed “to reversing the mutual exclusion and sterile seclusion.”“Unless Libyans from all stripes and segments can come together to speak, they will be unable to agree,” he warned. “And unless they agree, the political process cannot progress.”last_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Sharing is caring! Julian Francis of Fond St Jean, who pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana, possession with intent to supply marijuana and stealing from his girlfriend, has been fined $1100.00Francis, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Candia Carrette-George for possession of 40 grams of marijuana, valued at $80.00, intent to supply marijuana and theft of one LPG cylinder belonging to Leona Darroux of the same village, pleaded guilty to all three charges.Police prosecutor sergeant Innocent Toussaint informed the court that, on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 about 11am, Darroux left her home for her farm. The defendant then entered her house through a wooden window and stole the cylinder.When Miss Darroux returned home and found the cylinder missing she made a report at the Grand Bay Police Station.On January 21, 2014 the police went to Francis’ home with a search warrant and questioned him about the cylinder. He responded, “I don’t know nothing about Leona cylinder”.The search continued and a cylinder wrapped in a bag was found under a wooden counter. The cylinder recovered matched the description of Miss Darroux’s cylinder. When the defendant was questioned about the cylinder a second time, he responded, “Ok, that is Leona cylinder I take by her”.A further search revealed 40 grams of marijuana was found in a white pail in the kitchen. He told the officer, “A little weed I have there to smoke”. He was arrested and taken to the Grandbay Police Station.When Magistrate George asked Francis why he took the cylinder, he responded, “I was loving her and she cheating on me”.He was charged $600.00 for the possession of Cannabis charge which he must pay by February 28, 2014. In default of payment he will spend two months in jail.He was also fined $500.00 for the theft of the cylinder to be paid by March 31, 2014. In default of payment he will spend 2 months in Jail.Magistrate George advised Francis to learn to let go and move on.Dominica Vibes News Tweet 19 Views   no discussions LocalNews Fond St. Jean man charged with theft and drug possession by: – January 25, 2014center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img 35 Views   3 comments Sharing is caring! LocalNews AG clarifies decision to grant citizenship to US based couple by: – March 17, 2014 Share Sharecenter_img Share Angelica Morrone di Silvestri, 48, left, and Gary di Silvestri, 47, are accomplished skiers who both managed to beat the Olympic and biological clocks by qualifying last month.(Janie Osborne/Associated Press)The process through which a US based couple was granted Dominica citizenship in 2012 was done transparently the country’s Attorney General (AG) Levi Peter has revealed.Gary di Silvestri, 47, of New York, a first time Olympian and his Italian wife Angelica di Silvestri, 48, represented Dominica at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia last month.Questions were raised by the international media, which claimed that the couple may have “bought their way into the Olympics” because they did not participate in the Games due to illness and injury.However, speaking on state-owned DBS Radio on Monday, March 17, 2014, Mr Peter noted that the couple was granted citizenship because they met the criteria.“I have not seen nor heard anything which indicates that the international Olympic authority have any concerns about the two people who represented Dominica at the Winter Sochi Olympics. That should tell its own story”. He explained that the records indicate that the couple applied for citizenship under Dominica’s Economic Citizenship Program in August 2012 and were interviewed in November 2012 by himself and the head of the Special Branch of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force.Mr Peter added that the couple submitted all forms and information required under the scheme as it existed at the time.Attorney General, Levi Peter (file photo)“They were reviewed by the due diligence process, a due diligence report was provided by the due diligence agency and they were subjected to an interview as everybody else”. “I don’t see where the Dominica Government can be blamed or should be blamed for what some may feel is an issue. Dominica Government has done what it has to do,” Mr Peter continued.Moreover, he dismissed reports that the Di Silvestri’s were granted citizenship based on a promise to build a children’s hospital here.“That is complete nonsense and I think a moment’s reflection by any sober minded person will make that clear”.There were international media reports which stated that the couple reportedly said that they were granted citizenship as a result of their investment to a children’s hospital.“First and foremost, we don’t have any children’s hospital in Dominica so I don’t know where, which hospital could that come to. Second of all, no name has been mentioned as [to] who this money was paid to, which government account, which government official, which government minister,” the Attorney General posited.He further stated that he is not certain that the Di Silvestri’s said anything about any contribution “because as far as I know, they’ve not made any contribution to any institution to Dominica”.The only financial contribution he is aware of is “the hundred thousand US that they paid in respect to as an investment which is required for the Economic Citizenship Program under which they applied”.Mr Peter stated that if the couple did make any other financial contribution, “then I think it’s for them to come forward and establish that or indeed for the institution that received the contribution to say so”. Gary di Silvestri reportedly told the New York Times that they fell in love with Dominica after visiting in 2006 and “wanted to help them in some way”.“These countries, they need assistance, so we did. We acted the best we could at the time, made a financial contribution to the country that went to different projects, and in return they granted us citizenship,” Mr di Silvestri added.Dominica Vibes News Tweetlast_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Sharing is caring! 378 Views   no discussions LocalNews New Cuban Ambassador appointed to Dominica by: GIS News – November 24, 2014 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share Ambassador Juan Carlos Formeta de la Rosa (photo courtesy: GIS News)On Thursday November 20th the President of Dominica, His Excellency, President Charles Savarin welcomed Cuba’s new ambassador to Dominica His Excellency Juan Carlos Formeta de la Rosa.Ambassador de la Rosa is replacing Ambassador Juana Elena Ramos Rodriguez whose stint ended earlier this month.He noted Cuba’s strides in education, health care and culture. H.E. Excellency Savarin received the Ambassador’s credentials and this to say.“The Cuban Government has, over the years, provided training to a number of our medical, dental and other professionals who now use the skills acquired to provide valuable service to their home country”.“Cuba continues to provide our health sector with the services of several medical specialists in diverse fields, namely: oncology, radiology, internal medicine and optometry. We have seen in the year 2013, 10 of these medical collaborators providing daily services at the hospitals in Roseau and Portsmouth and in a number of our health districts”.“Over 1,000 Dominicans have received eye treatment for conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma under the Cuban Miracle Eye Care Programme, and several hundreds of them have travelled to Cuba to undergo surgery and further treatment at little or no cost to the patients or to the government of Dominica.”H.E. Savarin also highlighted Cuba’s assistance to Dominica in education through scholarships.H.E. Savarin added that Cuba can continue to count on Dominica’s support in international matters particularly the lifting of the 55 year old US embargo against Cuba.H. E Savarin praised Cuba’s response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.Both President Savarin and Ambassador de la Rosa expressed gratitude and hope for continued strengthening of the relationship that exists between Cuba and Dominica.Dominica and Cuba have shared eighteen years of diplomatic relations.last_img read more

September 23, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgGSC ReleaseBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of West Florida volleyball sophomore Emily Cosgrove (Birmingham, Ala./Oak Mountain HS) was named Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. Cosgrove earns her first career weekly conference honor after leading No. 20 West Florida to a pair of conference wins to wrap up the regular season last weekend. Cosgrove tallied 10 blocks over the weekend and averaged 1.67 blocks per set in two GSC wins for UWF. The sophomore had five blocks during the 3-0 win over North Alabama on Friday and also tallied five blocks in the sweep over Alabama Huntsville in the regular season finale on Saturday. The Birmingham, Alabama, native ranks second on the team in blocks per set (0.98) and has tallied 42 blocks this season. Cosgrove has averaged 1.31 blocks per set over the last four matches for the Argonauts. This marks the seventh GSC Player of the Week award for UWF this season. West Florida will host the 2015 Gulf South Conference Volleyball Tournament this weekend on November 21-22. UWF will be the No. 1 seed in the tournament, and will face the winner of the No. 4 seed Shorter and No. 5 seed Alabama Huntsville in the GSC Tournament Semifinal on Saturday, November 21 at 1:30 p.m. CT. The GSC Tournament Championship is set for Sunday, November 22 at 12:30 p.m. CT. For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more