Boris U-turn on the Irish border as UK moves closer to NI-only backstop

first_imgThe UK is moving closer to the objectives of the original Northern Ireland-only backstop, it has emerged. According to RTE, the EU now believes London is prepared to accept a simple majority that would register consent for Northern Ireland to opt-out of the new arrangements enshrined in a revised Withdrawal Agreement.It’s unclear if this would be a majority vote via the Stormont Assembly or even through a referendum. The original backstop commits the UK and EU to protecting the all-Ireland economy, avoiding a hard border and related checks and controls, preserving North-South cooperation, and protecting the EU’s single market.It foresaw Northern Ireland remaining part of the EU’s customs union if another solution to avoiding a hard border could not be found.This morning EU member states gave the green light for negotiations between the UK and European Commission to intensify.The decision followed a briefing of EU27 ambassadors by Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator. “The EU and the UK have agreed to intensify discussions over the coming days,” the European Commission said.“The Commission will take stock with the European Parliament and the Member States again on Monday in view of preparing the General Affairs Council (Article 50) on Tuesday morning.”The General Affairs Council is a meeting of EU member state ministers in Luxembourg to draw up the agenda for the European Council summit on Thursday and Friday.Mr Barnier had earlier met the Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay, who brought fresh proposals in a bid to break the deadlock.Today’s developments followed yesterday’s meeting in Cheshire between the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson. Boris U-turn on the Irish border as UK moves closer to NI-only backstop was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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


Collecting on the carry

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest BeansOn a positive note, beans rallied early last week due to palm oil prices increasing to highs not seen in several years. This increased demand for soy oil as a substitute in some Asian markets.On the flip side, the USDA report published last week was bearish. National yield averages were a bushel higher than last month’s USDA report. This means that exports will need to remain strong to relieve a potential burdensome bean carryout. Unfortunately, recent global news also isn’t positive. There are rumors that China may be capping speculative commodity buyers. Also, after another corruption charge in Brazil, their currency dropped in value. This will likely keep South American beans cheaper and put pressure on the market. CornThe USDA report last week shocked many as the national yield estimate increased back over 175. At this level, a 2.4 billion carryout is likely. Still, prices stayed $3.40+, which is a positive sign long term.Exports, feed demand and ethanol can’t slow down, or prices will likely falter. With the high yields across the Midwest some farmers are having trouble unloading corn as harvest finishes. Elevators and ethanol plants are reducing hours and lines are long (up to four hours in some cases). Unfortunately, many farmers have less than 30% of their crop sold, so any rally will most likely be met with many farmers selling, especially as creditors start calling as farmers crawl out of the combine. What’s next?With the election over and the Nov report behind us, South American weather will be the hot topic for the next two months. Still U.S. weather also continues to be a concern. So far in Minneapolis temperatures haven’t hit freezing yet, and it may not before Thanksgiving, which has never happened before. I’ve never mowed my lawn in November, which I did today. Green grass across the Midwest reduces demand for cattle feed. This potential loss in demand isn’t something the grain markets need. Long-term weather forecasts suggest a bitter cold winter in the upper Midwest, but these forecasts as with lots of other predictions this year have been very unreliable. Market ActionAll year I have been making sales for the corn I just finished harvesting against Dec ’16 futures. Since the market is paying me to hold, I don’t want to deliver my corn in Dec. So I have to be out of the Dec ’16 futures by the end of the month. “What do you mean?”Currently the Sep ’17 futures contract is a 30-cent premium above the Dec ’16 futures contract. So, I bought all of my Dec ’16 futures sales back. Then I sold the Sep ’17 futures at the exact same time. In other words, I “rolled” my position forward. “What about the price? I don’t like prices right now.”Farmers need to understand that the price on the Dec and Sep futures isn’t as important as the spread between the values. Many people get caught up in the actual values, thinking money was made or lost in their hedge account based upon the current and/or future price. However, since I have grain in the bin that is not sold, I’m still completely hedged at the same values. The money made or lost in the hedge account doesn’t mean anything yet in the bigger picture. What does matter is the extra 30 cents I pocketed for now. “So you keep the 30 cents?”Probably not all of it. I’ll have to move 15% to 20% in early winter to core out my bins, so I’ll have to move some of this sale back to Mar futures. This portion will likely reduce to 10 cents premium. Also, I may not hold all of the remaining grain until Sep. I may move some in June or July, which would likely be about 7 cents less (resulting in only a 23-cent premium). “So, why did you pick Sep?”The last two years I actually “rolled” my hedges forward to July. This year the premium was 23 cents. In 2015 I received 18 cents to roll to July. In the last 8 years I did this trade, I’ve averaged around 24 cents.I selected Sep this year because I’m expecting the spread between Sep and July to narrow. I think there is a good chance that farmers won’t sell and the spread between the two months will tighten. If this happens, I’ll pick up a few more cents in the spread when I move my corn in the winter and early summer. There is a chance that I might hold my corn until Aug or Sep and this move would save me some brokerage costs down the road. The bottom line is I feel I have more options later by rolling to the Sep now.To be fair, the spread could widen a few more pennies, but the downside risk is limited by storage costs and interest. In reality, farmers would have to sell a lot of grain for this to happen, and I don’t expect that to happen considering current prices and the recent USDA news. “Why should farmers collect on the carry?”Collecting on the carry is very low risk. The market is very clearly paying farmers to do it. Waiting to sell from Dec to Sep is 10 months for 30 cents. The market is paying me three cents per month to wait to move my grain. “What about interest on the grain?”Yes, I need to consider this by deducting the expense from the carry profits. Assuming 5% interest rate, $3.25 corn cash value X 5% / 12 months = 1.3 cents per bushel per month to hold grain. In other words, the market pays me 1.7 cents per bushel per month to hold grain in my bin. “Where does basis factor in?”I will now watch basis levels for a rally. Currently, basis values for next summer are 15 cents better than today and 10 cents better than the best bid I saw at the beginning of harvest. Adding this premium to carry, and I will collect 25 to 30 cents of profit just for waiting to move my grain. I have not yet locked in my basis hoping that there is more upside in the basis. This is risk that I must manage going forward. “Why doesn’t everyone do this?”One, it requires on-farm storage (I recommend getting to 100% capacity) which many farmers aren’t willing to do. Two, it requires that you have your grain priced by harvest, again not something most farmers are willing to do. Granted much of this premium will go to pay my grain payment this year. However, my bin loan was only for seven years (this is year six of ownership for me). After next year, all of this profit will go in my pocket every year. An additional benefit to 100% storage is the drying/shrink savings and avoidance of long lines.“That sounds great, but it sounds a little complicated. I prefer to just store my grain unpriced and wait for rallies. I’ve done ok in the past.”This is a common phrase I hear from farmers. However, farmers need to remember that they will always need to sell another crop in 11 months. All farmers are hoping we get back to $4 or even $4.50 (me too). Even with my strategy if prices get above $4, I still get to take advantage of those prices. I’ll just be selling for 2017 instead. Then I STILL get to take advantage of carry/basis premium (25 to 30 cents) next year PLUS I get the benefit of the increased prices (if they were to happen). It’s a win-win-win for little to no additional risk. “But I need money for cash flow…”Most farmers are surprised when I tell them that if they explain their plan to their banker that their banker will likely be on board with this kind of plan. Cash flow is never a reason to sell grain if you have a plan that reduces risk and provides opportunity.But in order to take advantage of these opportunities you need to do two things right now:Build storage — plan to get to at least 100% storage on your farm by next year.• Create a marketing strategy that includes not just futures price, but carry and basis too.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]last_img read more


How to Know The Number of Shots a DSLR Camera Has Taken

first_imgIf you’re looking to verify the use of a camera you can quickly see how many shots (or shutter actuations) it has taken using these handy apps.Cameras, like any piece of mechanical equipment, will break down over time. After enough use the moving parts will simply wear out.There are instances then, when it is important to know just how many times a camera has been used. Perhaps you’re looking to buy a used camera body or are simply curious about how much life you may have left in yours (you don’t want to be stuck out on a shoot with an old, faulty camera). You can measure how used a camera is by looking at the shutter actuations.Every time a picture is taken on a DSLR camera the shutter opens and closes – one actuation.In this post we’ll share a few FREE shutter actuation apps that will tell you your cameras shutter count, as well as info on the average life of popular DSLRs based on shutter actuations.Canon Shutter ActuationsHere are two free Canon shutter actuation apps that make it quick and easy to determine previous shot counts..Shutter Count Tools is a FREE PC based app that’s LearningDSLRVideo.com recommended. You can download it here. Check out the following quick tutorial on how to use it:Mac users will want to check out ShutterCount, a simple app that will display shutter actuation and serial number for Canon DSLRs. At $1.99 it’s nearly free. ShutterCount can be downloaded from the app store here.Maximum Shutter Actuations Life Prediction for Canon Cameras (taken from this forum):Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D – 100,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / 500D – 100,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D – 100,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D – 50,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / 350D – 50,000Canon EOS 50D – 100,000Canon EOS 40D – 100,000Canon EOS 30D – 100,000Canon EOS 20D – 50,000Canon EOS 10D – 25,000Canon EOS 5D Mark II – 150,000Canon EOS 5D – 100,000Canon EOS 1D Mark III – 300,000Canon EOS 1D Mark II N – 200,000Canon EOS 1DS Mark III – 300,000Canon EOS 1DS Mark II – 200,000Nikon Shutter ActuationsNikon (and Pentax) shooters can determine shutter actuations by uploading a still photo from the camera to MyShutterCount.com. Image file types supported include: “Nikon’s NEF, Pentax’s DNG and PEF format, and of course JPG.”Maximum Shutter Actuations Life Prediction for Nikon Cameras (taken from ShutterActuations.com):Nikon D4 – 400,000Nikon D3, D3x, D3s – 300,000Nikon D800/D800E – 200,000Nikon D700, Nikon D600 – 150,000Nikon D7000, D300s, D300 – 150,000Nikon D5100, D5000, D3100, D3000, D90 – 100,000last_img read more


Youth Minister Invites Applications for Charge Up Grants

first_imgStory Highlights These rallies are designed to heighten community interest in youth clubs and will contribute to reactivating inactive or dormant groups, communicate information on how the community benefits from an active youth club, and the personal benefits that can be derived from joining a club. State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is inviting submissions for its ‘Charge Up’ grants, aimed at supporting the work of youth-based organisations in the country.The grants are being provided under the Ministry’s ‘Charge Up Project,’ which seeks to revitalise Jamaica’s youth club movement.“We have the ‘Charge Up’ project where we are giving youth clubs grants so that they can undertake projects because we really recognise that our young people need productive associations, so we want to get our youth club movement back up and running,” Mr. Green said.He was speaking to JIS News after delivering a motivational speech to students at Ardenne High School in St. Andrew on Wednesday (November 8).Clubs will be able to apply for grants for youth and community development projects. The grant application period is November 1-30, which is being observed as Youth Month.Mr. Green informed that youth club (charge up) rallies will be held during the month “which are to really try and rejuvenate and re-energise our youth club movement. So we are going right across Jamaica to get our movement up and running.”The community rallies are high-energy activities that will address issues resulting in club inactivity, while also allowing youth to gain access to a number of social services for their empowerment.These rallies are designed to heighten community interest in youth clubs and will contribute to reactivating inactive or dormant groups, communicate information on how the community benefits from an active youth club, and the personal benefits that can be derived from joining a club.Youth Month 2017 is being observed under the theme ‘Substance Ova Hype’ with numerous activities that are geared towards promoting a deeper understanding of self among youth and an appreciation for long-term wins.In addition to initiatives geared towards rejuvenating clubs, Mr. Green said youth groups can benefit from funding under a volunteer competition project to assist early childhood institutions. The winning projects will be carried out on National Day of Service on November 30.“It’s the first year we’re going to have a national year of service, because we are saying to young people, if you’re ‘Substance Ova Hype’ then that means you’re giving back to your community, you’re giving back to your country. Young people all over Jamaica, they are asked to look across their community, adopt a basic school that is over 50 per cent in relation to Early Childhood Commission certification requirements, put together a short video, send it in to us and they can win up $200,000,” Mr. Green told JIS News.Groups will be required to complete an application form as well as submit a two-minute video.The video should include the reasons for choosing the particular institution/project; why the project is important to the group; how it will benefit the school and surrounding community; and a plan for continued support of the institution. Mr. Green informed that youth club (charge up) rallies will be held during the month “which are to really try and rejuvenate and re-energise our youth club movement. So we are going right across Jamaica to get our movement up and running.” State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is inviting submissions for its ‘Charge Up’ grants, aimed at supporting the work of youth-based organisations in the country.last_img read more


Meet Martin Jarmond the man behind football scheduling

OSU Executive Assosicate Athletic Director Martin Jarmond in an interview with The Lantern Sept. 21 at the Fawcett Center. Credit: Hayden Grove / Lantern TV Sports directorOn the outskirts of campus, high above Ohio State’s sprawling array of athletics facilities, sits the office where the gridiron contests held at Ohio Stadium are dreamed up years in advance of when fans will take to the stands.This office — this epicenter of Buckeye football imagination — houses Martin Jarmond, the executive associate athletic director at OSU, and a series of whiteboards, where current and future OSU football schedules are written out in black marker. Jarmond’s position doesn’t necessarily require him to be responsible for each of those schedules, though. Instead, he specifically asked to create them when he was hired in 2009 at the athletics administration department. “Quite honestly, I think I probably asked (vice president and athletic director Gene Smith) if I could do that. I think I did,” Jarmond said, a half-smile on his face. “(Football scheduling) was something that was really important to me, that I said I really wanted to do and tackle and help him accomplish the vision he wants to accomplish.”So far, Smith said he has been more than pleased with his decision to allow Jarmond to handle the scheduling, along with his other responsibilities as an athletic administrator. “Martin has developed into an outstanding athletic administrator. He continues to differentiate himself as a leader,” Smith said in an email. “His background as a collegiate athlete, and various roles in athletic administration strengthens his opportunity to reach his goal of becoming an athletic director.”Jarmond played basketball while attending the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. While his boss might understand the daily grind that Jarmond goes through to put the Buckeyes’ football schedule together, not all OSU or college football fans do.Jarmond said there are many variables and challenges that are presented in creating a football schedule, and he calls planning for the Buckeyes “the process.” It begins with Smith and the desires he spells out for Jarmond. “His (scheduling strategy) that he’s outlined is at least trying to have a top 10-team opponent every year, then a top 25, top 30-type opponent and then maybe a top 50 or what you can attract,” Jarmond said. “It’s mostly about what you can attract.”With his boss sketching the scheduling outline, specifically tailored to feature big-time, out-of-conference opponents, it’s Jarmond’s responsibility to color within the proverbial lines. “The way we do it is from a competitive standpoint,” Jarmond said. “I look at data from the last five years. I try to look at teams, schools, how they’ve done, their coaching, their philosophy, their offense, their defense and that kind of thing.”That research manifests itself in the form of a list of schools that both Jarmond and Smith believe will aptly play the role of an OSU opponent. That list can include a wide array of schools, each of which is put through additional rigors that include the potential national relevance of a future matchup, the effect that a game against that school will have on recruiting and even the institution’s proximity to an OSU fan base. Those factors in turn lead to churning out another list. OSU Executive Assosicate Athletic Director Martin Jarmond highlights future OSU football schedules Sept. 21 at the Fawcett Center.Credit: Hayden Grove / Lantern TV Sports directorThis list is the one where the next step of the scheduling process begins: the phone calls. It was amidst these phone calls and negotiations that Jarmond said he faced a surprising challenge in his early days as an OSU administrator. Getting opponents to Columbus was a challenge — one he did not expect. “I think — naively — I was probably thinking because we’re Ohio State, it would just be very easy and everybody would want to play us and it would be easy to work things through,” Jarmond said. “It’s not like, ‘Wow, we’d love to come to Columbus in front of 107,000.’ I thought it was going to be that way — it’s not really that way.”And some opponents might not want to spend money traveling to a city where they could potentially lose. The lack of desire to travel to Columbus makes things harder for Jarmond in scheduling opponents, along with the other factors that make it a tough job. Jarmond already has to account for things like an expanded Big Ten schedule (to nine from eight games per season in 2016) and the College Football Playoff that will take into account strength of schedule more so than the old BCS system did. These things are an added burden for Jarmond and are only lengthening planning lead time, forcing schedules until 2020 to be planned now.“It’s an inventory issue, if you’re trying to schedule stronger, you need to go ahead and do what you can do now before (other schools say), ‘Hey, we can’t play you because we don’t have anything available,’” Jarmond said. “Everything is just kind of accelerated and you have to kind of project out and where teams are going to be.” In the past, Jarmond admitted that this advanced planning has harmed OSU, with teams like California projecting well at the initial time of scheduling before taking a dive in relevancy prior to the two schools playing, but he tries to avoid those issues recurring in the future.“It’s an inexact science, but what I try to do is use the data as much as I can on where you’ve been to kind of give us an idea of where you may be,” Jarmond said. “It’s like the stock market. You look at past performance and you try to project on that.”Lately, Jarmond — with some added motivation from Smith and the fans who have bashed OSU’s football non-conference scheduling over the years — has been pressing to bolster OSU’s future schedules. Ari Wasserman of Cleveland.com said that’s something OSU has been forced to do, thanks to a weakened Big Ten conference.“(The Buckeyes) don’t get any quality wins in the Big Ten because the Big Ten doesn’t really have any premier opponents,” Wasserman said. “Going undefeated in the Big Ten may be enough to get to the playoff, but maybe when they play a team like Oklahoma and slip up, bolstering their schedule is a really smart thing to do. You’re going to have quality wins in the future with the games they’ve scheduled.”Oklahoma is just one of the schools Jarmond has added to the schedule, but there are plenty of other out-of-conference games gracing that whiteboard on his wall.Notre Dame, Boston College, Oregon State, Oregon, Texas and Texas Christian are all future opponents and it’s these additions that provide Jarmond with confidence in the work he’s done. “I would put our scheduling (from) 2016 and out compared to anybody,” Jarmond said, glancing at the board. “You tell me another school right now that has BC, Texas and Notre Dame in the same year.”When the Buckeyes take on the Bearcats on Saturday, fans might not pay much attention to the effort and work that went into scheduling an in-state rivalry game. They’ll be watching to see if the Buckeyes can hold back Cincinnati’s redshirt-sophomore quarterback Gunner Kiel, or whether OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett can win yet another Big Ten Freshman of the Week award.While Jarmond will certainly be watching the same action, he’ll have a different view of the game — one that few others in Ohio Stadium will have. He’ll be watching planning come to life upon the turf. read more


Eddie Howe Sarri is one of worlds best

first_imgBournemouth manager Eddie Howe has hailed Sarri as one of the “best managers in the world” ahead of Saturday’s game at Stamford Bridge.Bournemouth will play Chelsea, who are third in the table and looking for their fourth win in four Premier League games to maintain their 100 per cent record.In the pre-match press conference, Howe said he was so impressed by Sarri’s tactics while he was in charge at Empoli that he travelled to Italy just to meet him.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I’d heard a lot about his Empoli team and how impressive they were tactically, so I was really keen to go and watch him work, so we made contact with his people and he was kind enough to allow us to come,” Howe told Sky Sports.“I actually don’t remember the year that I went, but I spent a period of time with Maurizio and he was brilliant with me and I learnt so much. It’s no surprise to see that he’s one of the best coaches in the world.“What I saw, I was hugely impressed by and learned a lot from that experience. He brought his Napoli team to play us last year as well – they trained here for a couple of days, we played them and it was great to see him again.”last_img read more


Video PSV boss blasts Wembley pitch as s

first_imgPSV Eindhoven manager Mark van Bommel was less than impressed with the state of the Wembley pitch in their 2-1 defeat to TottenhamThe London-based stadium hosted an NFL game between Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles eight days before Tuesday’s Champions League game.And, despite the best efforts of the Wembley ground staff, Van Bommel showed no compassion in his assessment.“It’s s***, so. You know what I mean, it’s bad,” said Van Bommel, according to Sky Sports.“In Holland, we say s*** a little bit quicker than in English. It’s not good, but we are not complaining.“Before we were training on it, and I told the guys after one minute you have to stop and get on with training, get used to the pitch.“Of course, everyone wants the good pitch, but it is not so good, and you have to deal with it.”Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…Defeat on Tuesday night confirmed PSV’s eliminated from the Champions League with just one point from four games in Group B.A Luuk de Jong header had given the Dutch giants an early 1-0 lead, but Harry Kane’s double in the final 12 minutes gave Spurs all three points.Mauricio Pochettino’s side will next host Chelsea at Wembley on November 24 in a Premier League game.💩 Mark van Bommel was not impressed by the Wembley pitch…#TOTPSV #UCLpic.twitter.com/BBZ5ZkmNDX— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) November 7, 2018last_img read more


Stop Gun Violence Campaign launched by Youth Minister

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Aug 2015 – The score of seizing two guns by TCI Police officers came just hours after the Ministry of Youth announced a joint effort to rid the TCI of gun violence. The Stop the Gun Violence Rally and Campaign was announced in a press release last night and includes a team comprising of the Deputy Premier and Minister of Youth Affairs Akierra Missick; ASP Wayne Jones of the Police Force; President of TCI Firearm Sport Club, Lewis Smith; Senior Program Officer at Youth Affairs, Nixon Dickenson and Checkmate TCI Production Company. The campaign is nationwide and will work to reduce gun violence. Rallies, social media, TV and Radio Public Service Announcements, outreach on the streets and job fairs are all avenues through which the Minister says she hopes to reach the youth in particular with a message of ‘no more guns.’ The campaign launches in September and was announced to help commemorate UN International Youth Day, which is today. Youth Parliament Launched; Looking for Passionate people Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:ASP Wayne Jones of the Police Force, campaign, Checkmate TCI Production Company, Deputy Premier and Minister of Youth Affairs Akierra Missick, gun violence, Lewis Smith, nixon dickenson, President of TCI Firearm Sport Club, Senior Program Officer at Youth Affairs, UN international youth day, youth ministercenter_img Recommended for you Youth Department spearheading anti-violence workshop for Boyslast_img read more


Pilot Car Operations Removed From The Sterling Highway

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On the Sterling Highway, traffic will resume normal operations without pilot cars as of Tuesday. However, drivers may continue to see them in road construction zones. Skilak Lake Road remains closed to any and all residents. Swan Lake Fire information and safety topics will be available on the KPB blog at www.kppoem.com and on Facebook @ KPBalerts. Residents can sign-up for the KPBalerts phone notification system by texting KPB to 99411, and following the prompts to register using your Borough physical address. Motorists are encouraged to use caution as fire-weakened trees, which can fall over, remain a hazard. Motorists should drive with headlights on at all times and be aware of fire personnel and vehicles still in the fire area. The Office of Emergency Management continues to operate the Information Call Center from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 907-262-4636 (262-INFO).last_img read more