He was addressing a large crowd that had gathered at Bargain Village Shopping Centre in May Pen on Thursday (November 30) for the final in the series of Jamaica Moves road tours hosted by the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) and the Ministry of Health. Prime Minster, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the next step in the Jamaica Moves campaign will be to take legislation to Parliament to regulate the sugar content in food products.But before that, he said, persons will have to be educated about the ill effects of some of the foods they consume daily.He was addressing a large crowd that had gathered at Bargain Village Shopping Centre in May Pen on Thursday (November 30) for the final in the series of Jamaica Moves road tours hosted by the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) and the Ministry of Health.Mr. Holness encouraged the citizens of Clarendon to take better care of themselves by exercising daily and eating healthy, and also cautioned them against smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.“Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes, hypertension and stroke, are linked to our lifestyle and how we choose to live. We eat rice, yam, dumpling and banana on one plate and all of that is starch, which converts to sugar. When you have too much of that and you are not exercising, you start to put on weight,” he pointed out.“We want all Jamaicans to be healthy. We recommend 30 minutes a day of relatively easy exercise, such as walking in the morning; or 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily (which) is good for all of us,” he added.The Prime Minister noted that he, too, had recently embarked on a healthier lifestyle by eliminating sugar and artificial sweeteners from his diet, and is encouraging all Jamaicans to either cut down or cut out sugar. He said he had also reduced his fat intake.“I am also encouraging you to eat more fruits and vegetables, like callaloo and cabbage. We, as a Government, are not just looking at the economy, roads and crime, but we take your health very seriously and are taking the message to you,” he said.He commended the Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, on doing an excellent job with the Jamaica Moves campaign and for practising what he preaches by exercising daily.The Prime Minister later joined Dr. Tufton; Mayor of May Pen, Winston Maragh; and councillors in leading the crowd in a 20-minute workout.Dr. Tufton, for his part, encouraged all attendees to move and participate in the evening’s activities, because “we are trying to get every Jamaican to understand the relationship between physical activity and healthy lifestyle”.“We have too many Jamaicans dying of heart failure, diabetes and arthritis because they sit too much, eat badly, and before they reach 70 they have to take five to six tablets and live at the hospital and doctor. We don’t want that,” he said.The Health Minister noted that “public health is not just about hospitals but encouraging Jamaicans to live healthy lives.” The Prime Minister noted that he, too, had recently embarked on a healthier lifestyle by eliminating sugar and artificial sweeteners from his diet, and is encouraging all Jamaicans to either cut down or cut out sugar. He said he had also reduced his fat intake. Prime Minster, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the next step in the Jamaica Moves campaign will be to take legislation to Parliament to regulate the sugar content in food products. Story Highlights
More Nova Scotia young women will have the opportunity to learn about career opportunities and meet role models in the science, trades, and technology professions thanks to a $60,000 investment in the Techsploration program by the Department of Energy. “Young women make up more than half of Nova Scotia’s available workforce, so helping ensure that there is a diverse workforce in the energy sector is important,” said Energy Minister Bill Dooks. “This investment will also help young women learn more about career opportunities in Nova Scotia.” The Techsploration program is administered by a not-for-profit group called Techsploration. The group works within the school system to provide young women with opportunities to explore their careers options. Each year, the program hosts a number of events for students in grades 9 to 12, particularly for young women in Grade 9 who meet role models and tour work sites. The program is offered in 17 schools across the province and provides opportunities for hundreds of young women, as well as young men, to learn more about science, trade, and technology career choices. Many of the schools that participate in the program are in rural communities, including three First Nations schools and an Acadian school. Eight more schools are being added to the program in the 2006-07 school year. The additional funding from the Department of Energy will make it possible for more students to participate. In addition to the financial investment, the Energy department also has a staff member active in the program as a mentor and judge of the Techsplorers event. Kim Doane, a petroleum geologist and environmental co-ordinator with the department, said volunteering with the program is an excellent way to give young women an opportunity to explore different career paths and hear from role models who enjoy their professions. “I continue to volunteer with the Techsploration program because it’s been an excellent forum to introduce young women to exciting opportunities and workplace roles,” said Ms. Doane. “It also helps stress the importance of high school math and science courses so these young students don’t limit their career choices.” “At the recent Techsploration Alumnae Conference, one young woman expressed an interest in becoming a petroleum geologist after she met Ms. Doane,” said Tricia Robertson, executive director of Techsploration. “This is just one of many examples that highlight the importance of role models and the impact of Techsploration on young people throughout the province.” Launched in 1999, Techsploration is a joint initiative of the Nova Scotia Community College, the apprenticeship training and skill development division of the Department of Education, and Women in Trades and Technology Nova Scotia. The program currently has 17 corporate, government and industry association sponsors. More than half of them represent the energy sector.
Cinq Néo-Écossais respectés qui ont fait des contributions remarquables à la culture et pour les gens de leur province recevront l’Ordre de la Nouvelle-Écosse cet automne. Le lieutenant-gouverneur Arthur J. LeBlanc, chancelier de l’Ordre de la Nouvelle-Écosse, en a fait l’annonce aujourd’hui 13 octobre. « Au nom de Sa Majesté la Reine et de tous les Néo-Écossais, c’est avec plaisir que je remercie et félicite les récipiendaires de l’Ordre de la Nouvelle-Écosse de cette année, souligne M. LeBlanc. Les gens qui reçoivent la plus haute distinction de notre province ont dévoué toute leur vie à l’excellence, et leurs gestes et réalisations extraordinaires ont été positifs pour les Néo-Écossais et les Canadiens. » Les récipiendaires de l’Ordre de la Nouvelle-Écosse pour 2017 sont : — Bradford J. Barton, Dartmouth : Brad Barton est un éducateur dévoué qui a été un pionnier dans l’intégration des écoles de la Nouvelle-Écosse et qui a jeté les bases pour l’intégration des apprenants, des éducateurs et des programmes d’études de la communauté afro-néo-écossaise. Il a passé sa vie à favoriser des relations interraciales positives, la compréhension des différences culturelles et les droits de la personne. M. Barton est également officiel de sport reconnu à l’échelle internationale. Il a été entraîneur, arbitre et mentor pendant plus de 50 ans. — Geraldine Marjorie Browning, Centreville, comté de Kings : Gerri Browning a misé sur les défis qu’elle a eu à relever tôt dans sa vie en raison du racisme systémique afin d’enrichir son travail à titre d’intervenante et de bâtisseuse communautaire. Elle est membre fondatrice de la Black Business Initiative, de la Black Cultural Society et de la Valley African Nova Scotia Development Association. Elle est bien connue sous le nom de « Mrs. B ». Elle préconise la protection des femmes et des enfants contre la violence et l’abus, elle fait la promotion de la littératie et de l’éducation, et elle se rend dans les écoles pour parler de ses expériences avec les jeunes néo-écossais. — R. Irene d’Entremont, Yarmouth : Irene d’Entremont est une chef de file en matière d’entrepreneuriat et de développement communautaire, et sa passion est la promotion de la Nouvelle-Écosse comme un endroit où il fait bon vivre. Elle a passé plus de 40 ans dans le domaine des affaires, principalement dans les industries du tourisme, de la culture et du développement économique. Elle a été membre de plusieurs commissions et conseils locaux, provinciaux et nationaux, et elle est actuellement vice-présidente de la Chambre de commerce américaine au Canada atlantique et directrice de la Fondation de l’hôpital de Yarmouth. Mme d’Entremont a été commissaire de la commission One Nova Scotia, et elle est actuellement présidente de Tourisme Nouvelle-Écosse. — Raymond Edmund Ivany, Wolfville : Ray Ivany a concentré sa carrière sur l’enseignement supérieur et la politique publique, et il a visé à faire de la Nouvelle-Écosse un endroit où nous pouvons tous prospérer. Il est un innovateur reconnu à l’échelle internationale. Il a fait du Nova Scotia Community College un chef de file national dans le domaine des études postsecondaires appliquées et, grâce à son travail, l’Université Acadia est maintenant l’une des plus importantes universités offrant principalement des programmes de premier cycle au Canada. M. Ivany a conseillé le gouvernement dans une gamme de domaines en matière de politique publique et il a rédigé le rapport de la commission One Nova Scotia. — Peter J. M. Nicholson, Annapolis Royal : Peter Nicholson a motivé des changements d’orientation dans le domaine des pêches, de la dette du tiers monde, de la politique économique nationale et des sciences et de la technologie. Il a contribué à l’établissement des principes qui gouvernent l’industrie canadienne de la pêche, il a proposé une résolution à la crise de l’endettement en Amérique latine vers la fin des années 1980, et il a occupé le rôle de chef de cabinet adjoint au bureau du premier ministre. La liste des postes bénévoles occupés par M. Nicholson dans le domaine des sciences et de la technologie est longue, et il est un chef de file en matière d’innovation, de sciences et de politique économique au Canada. Les récipiendaires de 2017 seront mis à l’honneur lors de la 16e cérémonie d’investiture qui se tiendra le 7 novembre prochain à Province House, à Halifax. L’Ordre de la Nouvelle-Écosse a été créé en juin 2001 et il s’agit de la plus haute distinction conférée par la Province. Depuis sa création, 87 récipiendaires ont été décorés de l’Ordre. Les récipiendaires ont le droit d’utiliser les initiales honorifiques O.N.S. après leur nom.
Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Warner Bros. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Little else is known about the surprisingly “emotional” It: Chapter 2, which has no official photos or footage yet. But we do know that the Ritual of Chüd will be in the film, and that’s enough for now. Watch the interview with Chastain below.It: Chapter 2 floats into theaters on September 6. Carrie, The Shining, It. All three movies are based on Stephen King books, and all three movies have memorable scenes involving blood. There’s the prom-bucket in Carrie, the elevator in The Shining, and most recently, the sink in It. How can the sequel live up to the geyser of blood that soaks Beverly’s bathroom (and Beverly herself)? With the most blood in a horror movie ever.Jessica Chastain, who plays Adult Bev (Sophia Lillis is returning, as well), was a guest on Wednesday’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and she revealed that It: Chapter 2 is going to be a blood-soaked good time. “I’m gonna say something and I think I’m gonna be in trouble but I’m gonna do it,” the Dark Phoenix actress said. “It might be a spoiler, but in the movie, there’s a scene that someone said on set that it’s the most blood that’s ever been in a horror film in a scene. The next day I was pulling blood out of my eyeballs.”She’s in good company. Twitter
Holly MooreAPTN InvestigatesAs the first phase of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) winds down, its future is still uncertain.For her episode “After the stories are told,” APTN Investigates producer Holly Moore travelled to hearings in Yellowknife, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay, Ont. to speak to survivors, families, and advocates.Phase one of the inquiry’s mandate, which was focussed on families and survivors testimony, ended April 20, but they’ve asked for a two-year extension and $50 million in additional money and are awaiting an answer from the federal government.There is, however, growing opposition to an extension amongst allies, advocates, and families including Maggie Cywink, a vocal critic, and MMIWG family member.“To me, it is beyond disrespectable,” she said. “This could have been an amazing experience for families if they hadn’t rushed through to get this done.”Maggie Cywink is a member of “Families for Justice”, a group of more than 20 MMIWG Families who have official standing at the Inquiry. David Moses/APTN NewsSome families and survivors have found healing, according to Marion Buller, the inquiry’s chief commissioner.“There have been a lot of families and survivors who say that getting in and testifying has been a turning point for me,” said Buller.Sandra Lockhart has survived an incredible amount of violence in her life. She came to her Inquiry hearing in Yellowknife with mixed emotions but ultimately found some healing.“It is just the beginning and I am not carrying what I call ‘dirt’ with me,” she said. “I am free of what was holding me down.”However, some have complained there is the lack of aftercare and counselling, for families who may have been traumatized from testifying at the hearings.Anita Ross’ daughter 16- year-old Delaine Copenace drowned in Kenora, Ont. in 2016.Ross drove five hours to Thunder Bay and told her daughter’s story. She says there was little follow up by inquiry staff after her hearing.Anita Ross went to the December 2017 hearing in Thunder Bay to talk about her daughter Delaine Copenace. Photo: Holly Moore/APTN News“The only contact I had was by email and that was about eight weeks later,” she said. “By email? You couldn’t call me and ask me? You should have called me right after but that didn’t happen.”Some grassroots groups like Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) say they are trying to fill in the gaps in aftercare and provide some healing after testimony.“Let’s do what we can to reduce as much harm as we can,” said ONWA Executive Director Cora Lee McGuire Cyrette. “We said this is the inquiry that they are going to have, so let’s concentrate on the fallout, the harm to families. We are concentrating on harm reduction.”OWNA opened its spaces during the inquiry and offered beading, meals and drum groups.“We know people wanted to get away from their trauma, right? So its kind of the flight response so if they are being opened up and triggered where the inquiry is taking place,” she said.Cora Lee McGuire Cyrette is Executive Director of Ontario Native Women’s Association. Photo: Holly Moore/APTN NewsChief commissioner Marion Buller told APTN Investigates that the aftercare options are given to families at the point of intake but the services are not mandatory.“Sometimes families have said thanks but no thanks,” she said.Marion Buller is the chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Photo: APTN NewsRoss said she was surprised that the inquiry staff did not have her daughter’s police report, coroner’s report or any other official paperwork available at her hearing.“All they had was clips from the Internet on stories of her,” she said. “In my position, I think it was a waste of time to drive up there and tell that story. “Without an extension, the inquiry will move to the next phases. Part two and three of the “truth-gathering process” will see commissioners interview decision-makers, politicians and policymakers in the areas of policing and child welfare.The first hearing will take place in Quebec City from May 14- May 17, 2018, but there is no information available on who will attend.See hearing dates here: MMIWG Hearing Dateshmoore@aptn.ca@hollymooreaptn
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market posted a modest loss as energy stocks fell despite a rise in the price of oil.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 4.41 points to end the day at 13,403.42, after a modest 25-point gain on Tuesday.In New York, indexes were mixed in advance of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, which will be followed by an abbreviated market session on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed slightly higher, up 1.2 points to 17,813.39, while the broader S&P 500 lost 0.27 of a point to 2,088.87 and the Nasdaq climbed 13.33 points to 5,116.14.On commodity markets, the January contract for benchmark crude oil rose 17 cents to end trading at US$43.04 a barrel after the U.S. government said crude oil stockpiles rose by one million barrels last week versus the small decline that had been expected by analysts.Elsewhere in commodities, January natural gas ended the day down 2.5 cents at US$2.299 per mmBtu, while December gold fell $3.80 to US$1,070 an ounce and December copper dropped almost nine tenths of a penny to US$2.05 a pound.The Canadian dollar ticked up 0.07 of a U.S. cent to 75.21 cents U.S.
On Saturday, the first day of FAO’s biennial governing Conference, which is running through 13 June in Rome, where the agency is headquartered, Mr. Graziano da Silva received a total 177 of 182 votes cast by FAO member countries, representing the highest number of favourable votes ever garnered by a candidate for the Organization’s top post.Yesterday, an awards ceremony recognized the great effort made by countries around the world which has led to the near achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to halve the proportion of hungry people by a 2015 deadline, or bringing it below the five per cent threshold. “A majority – 72 out of 129 – of the countries monitored by FAO have achieved the MDG target, with developing regions as a whole missing it by a small margin,” FAO said in a press release. “Out of the total 72 countries, 29 have also met the more stringent goal to halve the number of hungry people as laid out by governments when they met in Rome at the World Food Summit in 1996.”Today, Mr. Graziano da Silva told delegations at the governing conference that FAO, which this year celebrates the 70th anniversary of its founding, has, together with its member countries, made a “great contribution to increasing food production” in the world.He underscored that now the next step must be the complete eradication of chronic undernourishment. “This, together with ending malnutrition has been included in the sustainable development goals which will be finalized later this year setting the global development agenda for the decades to come,” he said.The FAO chief noted that while global undernourishment numbers are falling, obesity is going up. “It is a problem in developed and developing nations, for poor families and rich families, especially in middle-income countries.”Global warming, he said, is having an impact on food security and agriculture on all countries, especially drylands and small island developing States (SIDS), where many of the world’s poor and hungry live, Mr. Graziano da Silva said. He referred to some of FAO’s work in this area, including through the Blue Growth Initiative, which proposes to integrate fisheries and sustainable environmental management in coastal areas and oceans.“With the right policies, we can increase food security, adapt to and mitigate climate, but this will require a paradigm shift from the dominant input intensive approach to more sustainable and resilient food systems,” he added.In his speech, the Director-General noted that during his first term in office, FAO had emerged leaner and with a sharper focus, including in its work around five strategic objectives. Mr. Graziano da Silva has worked on issues of food security, rural development and agriculture for over 30 years.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related India trashed West Indies by eight wickets in the fifth One-Day International at Sabina Park on Thursday, winning the five-match series 3-1.(NDTV Sports photo)Scores:WEST INDIES 205 for nine off 50 overs (Shai Hope 51, Kyle Hope 46, Jason Holder 36, Rovman Powell 31; Mohammed Shami 4-48, Umesh Yadav 3-53)INDIA 206 for two off 36.5 overs (Virat Kohli 111 not out, Dinesh Karthik 50 not out, Ajinkya Rahane 39)
Michael McDowell (l) and Nóirín O’Sullivan Source: Rollingnews.ieFORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL Senator Michael McDowell has called for embattled Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to stand aside from her role until a tribunal investigating an alleged smear campaign against Maurice McCabe has completed its work.In a statement delivered to the Seanad this morning regarding the ongoing Garda controversy, McDowell acknowledged that he is unable to deal in public with the controversy due to his own legal involvement with McCabe having advised the Garda Sergeant during the O’Higgins Commission of Investigation into events in Cavan-Monaghan in 2007 and 2008.He said, however, that “these duties do not prevent me from fulfilling my constitutional and statutory functions… in relation to the proposal to establish a tribunal of inquiry”.“I believe it will be wrong for me to refrain from stating in this house that I believe the fairness and appropriateness of establishing any such inquiry while Commissioner O’Sullivan continues to exercise her authority and discharge her functions as Commissioner is very much an issue,” he said.McDowell said that “as a former Tánaiste, Minister for Justice, and Attorney General I believe I am in a good position to form an opinion as to whether it is appropriate or inappropriate” for the Commissioner, “against whom the gravest allegations of misconduct have been made” to remain in her position for the duration of the tribunal.“The relationship between the government and the Commissioner of an Garda Síochána must be based on confidence. Confidence in anyone’s language includes a solid belief that the person in question is truthful and reliable in every respect. Confidence cannot be said to exist if sufficient doubt exists in the mind of the government in respect of the gravest allegations to warrant the establishment of a tribunal of enquiry,” he said.Moreover, it is totally inconceivable that officers including senior officers of a disciplined force should be asked in public to accuse the person in charge of them of grave misbehaviour in evidence, and furthermore to instruct counsel to cross examine that person as to her honesty, reliability and suitability for office.“Accordingly, I wish to state in the strongest possible terms that there is no reason at all for the government to commit that the Garda Commissioner should remain in position, and she must step aside temporarily for the duration of the tribunal until it has reported, or permanently.”“The determination that the Commissioner should remain in place during the tribunal is neither fair, nor appropriate nor defensible,” McDowell concluded.Read: Maurice McCabe says he ‘probably wouldn’t do it again’Read: Live: After a rough week for government, Bruton takes Leaders’ Questions Michael McDowell calls for the Garda Commissioner to step aside McDowell, a former attorney general, stood as legal adviser to Maurice McCabe during the O’Higgins Commission of Investigation. Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 12:52 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cianan Brennan Feb 16th 2017, 12:52 PM 91 Comments Share Tweet Email2 Short URL 21,046 Views http://jrnl.ie/3242787
Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Google+ Pinterest Facebook WWE RAW Ratings are in for May 21, 2018.This week’s episode from Albany drew an average audience of 2.67 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is down from last week’s pre-taped show from London that drew an average of 2.74 million viewers. WWE came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 for the night on cable among the Top 50 shows on cable, up slightly from last week (No. 4, No. 6 and No. 7).The first hour of the show drew the strongest viewers (2.792 million viewers), while the second and third hour again saw viewers tune out as the show progressed. The NBA Playoffs (Boston/Cleveland) won the night on cable on Monday (7.775 million).Hourly breakdowns were as follows.Hourly breakdowns of the WWE RAW RatingsHour 1: 2.792 (down from 2.903 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 2.767 (up from 2.692 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.447 (down from 2.628 million viewers)RAW, headlined by Braun Strowman vs. Finn Balor, averaged a 0.89 rating among adults 18-49. This is the same as last week’s show. WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football
Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 22, 2016 – New Deputy Commissioner of Police, Marc Callaghan has resigned, and Magnetic Media learned that since yesterday the Commissioner began advertising the vacancy within the ranks of his officers. Our news room reached out to the Governor’s Office and the TCI Police Force today and received confirmation on the resignation, but no word on why Callaghan, who was announced in February and joined the TCI Police as the Deputy in March, is leaving so soon. The Commissioner said he will advertise the job, but our sources say there is already a notice internally about the opening. The Commissioner also today reported that there is a team of police officers from the Bermuda Police Service called in to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a 17 year old alleged suspect in Grand Turk on December 10, 2016. Commissioner, James Smith explained that the matter is viewed with the ‘utmost seriousness.’ Related Items:#magneticmedianews The boy, was found at Epic Corporate Establishment around 4:30am; he reportedly received non-life threatening injuries in the police involved shooting and is charged on suspicion of burglary. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 21, 2017 – Nassau – The country is now at 36 murders for 2017 and the latest remains a mystery to Police as they try to ascertain the motive. Wailing relatives could be seen at the construction site after getting news that their loved one was shot dead; the newest murder victim is in his 40’s and Police explained that the man, known to them as being in and out of trouble with the law, had to be specifically targeted by a lone gunman who came to the site on Tonique Williams Darling Highway, shot dead the construction worker and then ran off.It happened around 2pm, with coworkers nearby yet no other employee working on the new post office was harmed.#MagneticMediaNews#murdercountrisesforBahamas#Bahamasat36murders#postofficeshooting Related Items:#Bahamasat36murders, #magneticmedianews, #murdercountrisesforBahamas, #postofficeshooting
The medical cannabis farmers market scheduled to take place Sunday in Vancouver has been canceled.Event organizers at Medi Brothers Collective, a Vancouver-based medical marijuana delivery service, canceled the event Friday after the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay pulled the event’s contract, said Mike Sutherland, director of Medi Brothers.Pam Scott, director of corporate communications for Red Lion Hotels, said federal and state authorities contacted the hotel Friday and advised the hotel that “the conference would, in fact, be in conflict with state and federal law.”Scott would not disclose which federal and state authorities contacted the hotel.Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force Cmdr. Mike Cooke said he met with staff at the local hotel Friday.Cooke said he provided the hotel with information from the Washington State Department of Health and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration websites regarding what is and is not lawful regarding marijuana. Selling marijuana, even for medicinal purposes, is unlawful, Cooke said.“I simply left that information with them, and I guess they had their own internal investigation and decided to pull the plug,” Cooke said.
Download AudioAs legislators make cuts to the state’s budget, they’re looking to draw money from various state funds to cover costs. But some of these changes are raising concerns.The House Finance Committee is considering a budget bill that would cut state government spending $418 million more than the 100 million in cuts Governor Bill Walker proposed.House Bill 256 would change the source of funding for two budget items. A $76.7 million payment to the Teachers’ Retirement System would be paid from a fund that pays for college scholarships and grants.And $24.7 million for the University of Alaska would come from the Power Cost Equalization Fund, rather than the operating budget.Big Lake Republican Representative Marc Neuman says the proposal draws on available funds to meet the committee’s priority: balancing the state’s budget. Neuman is the committee’s co-chairman.“We’re still in the first innings here,” said Neuman. “You know, we’re trying to make sure we’re setting up the budget for the final decisions that we have to do.”The Teacher’s Retirement System would receive money from the Higher Education Investment Fund, which was started four years ago with 400 million dollars. It was launched to fund Alaska Education Grants – which are for post-secondary students with unmet financial needs – and Alaska Performance Scholarships, which are for students with high grades.If the state draws out similar amounts , the fund would be exhausted in a few years. Neuman says he expects all current grant and scholarship recipients to continue to receive the money.The $25 million for the university is a small share of the overall $900 million Power Cost Equalization Fund.But the proposal concerns Newhalen resident Evelynn Trefon. She’s a board member for a small regional electric co-op, whose customers benefit roughly ninety dollars per month from cost equalization.“Power cost equalization was set aside as a fund to help rural Alaskans and it wasn’t designed to help the University of Alaska,” Trefon said. “They need to look at the budget situation and figure out their own source of revenue funding. And power cost equalization is essential for Rural Alaskans.”Neuman says drawing money for the university this year shouldn’t have any affect on PCE payments.“This was excess funds,” said Neuman. “It’s funds that weren’t needed to make the mandatory, statutory payment for power cost equalization. It has no effect on paying PCE or any future payments.”The House Finance Committee also cut a thirty-five million dollar payment that Walker planned for community revenue sharing. If this change is kept, it would be the second straight year that the state didn’t add money to the revenue sharing program.Alaska Municipal League Executive Director Kathie Wasserman is concerned about the issue. She noted that rural areas depend on the money to provide basic services.“The large communities – it will impact them,” Wasserman said. “The small communities, it could devastate. And then, when you look at the other cost shifting that is going on, due to the budget crunch that we have, I’m not sure how some municipalities are going to make it through.”Neuman says he’s aware of the concern, and says the committee would like to make changes that would make revenue sharing more secure.“Everything is on the table right now. I’m certainly cognizant of the needs of a lot of the communities in the state of Alaska, particularly the small, rural villages across Alaska, and their ability to do their governmental functions,” said Neuman “And yes, we’re certainly taking those under consideration.”The committee also cut $25 million from the Public Employee Retirement System. That money could be restored in the next week, based on the details of a state actuarial analysis of the pension obligations.And it proposed a cut of roughly $25 million for the liquefied natural gas pipeline. Committee members want more details about how the money would be spent before budgeting it. Walker asked for the money to prepare the pipeline’s front-end engineering and design work.This week, the committee has been hearing public testimony on the budget from residents statewide, ahead of a vote on the budget. It would then head to a vote by the full House before being considered by the Senate.
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