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Year Two of Plastic Ban Begins, Bureau of Standards Comments

first_img Share 169 Views   no discussions Share LifestyleLocalNews Year Two of Plastic Ban Begins, Bureau of Standards Comments by: – January 10, 2020 January 2020 marked the beginning of year two of Dominica’s ban on non-biodegradable single use plastics.The Dominica Bureau of Standards is commenting that this was a good move on the island’s part.Director of the Bureau, Median LaRocque says some review has taken place and should be good news for business-minded people to fill gaps which have been identified in the products.“There are a few recommendations and concerns which have been coming back,” LaRocque said. He described the common complaint of leaky biodegradable containers saying that there are moves to introduce new distributors and manufacturers.“It’s an industry in Dominica right now. Private entrepreneurs or young innovative minds can start using our resources like bamboo and banana leaves. We can now go into those industries.”The ban on non-biodegradable single use plastics took effect on Jan 1st 2019 and includes lids, cups, single use styrofoam/plastic containers, disposable plastic cutlery, and drinking straws.LaRocque revealed that additional measures will be taken by Government in that same vein to protect the natural environment from the dangers of plastic.center_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Van Straten wins third straight at Shawano

first_imgBy Scott Owen Sawyer Haese looked to have the car to beat early on in the Northern SportMod feature until Ja­son Jach stormed past on lap four to grab the lead. Haese fell victim to mechanical gremlins on lap five, ending his night. Van Straten took the lead on lap seven working the lowest line on the track. Michonski took the lead back on lap eight running the highest line. They continued to battle door-to-door on lap nine with Van Straten holding the lead on the lap.  Cautions plagued the start of the Modified feature before Mark Weisnicht led lap one.  By lap three, Wilinski had worked his way to second and went to work on Weisnicht. Wilinski moved to the inside of Weisnicht on lap four and took the lead. Bartz moved to second on the grid at this time and set her sights on Jach. Bartz and Jach swapped the lead back and forth for the next few laps. On lap nine, Bartz took over for good and did not look back on her way to victory lane. SHAWANO, Wis. (July 13) – Halloween at the Half Mile had no tricks, just treats for Travis Van Streten, Konnor Wilinski and Jordan Bartz. Van Straten outdueled Dan Michonski for his third straight Shawano Speedway IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win while Wilinski scored his first IMCA Modified feature of the season and Bartz got Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod win number three.   Over the next 11 laps, Van Straten had his hands full as Michonski worked high and low trying to a find a way back to the front. Van Straten was flawless, though, and held off Michonski for the win. Travis Van Straten raced to a third straight IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory during Halloween at the Half Mile at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos) Due to the early cautions the race was shortened as it reached the time limit. In the end it was Wilinski followed by Weisnicht, Matt Oreskovich, Jason Czarapata, and Rob Charapata. The Stock Car feature saw Kurt Olson lead the opening two laps before Michonski snuck past.  On lap five, Van Straten got around Olson and into second. As has consistently been the case lately, Michonski and Van Straten began a duel for the lead. last_img read more

Batesville Boys Youth Basketball Scores

first_img3rd/4th Grade Presented by Bruns-Gutzwiller, Inc.KFC/Taco Bell 46,  Batesville Lions Club 16Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation 32,  Daffodilly’s Flowers and Gifts 9New Point Stone Company 19,  Cook’s Performances 165th/6th Grade League Presented by Skyline Chili Batesville and Ison’s Family PizzaEnneking’s Auto Body 37,  FCN Bank 33Margaret Mary Health 33,  Voldico Insurance- Shannon Tekulve 29Knights of Columbus #1461 23,  Gilman’s Hardware 18Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jay Gerkin.last_img

Stolen vehicle recovered, one arrested in Franklin County

first_imgBrookville, In. — Deputies in Franklin County recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested a Middletown, Ohio woman.On Tuesday, January 8th, deputies began their investigation around 8 p.m. with a report of a vehicle off the road in the 13000 block of Prophet Road. Deputies found Rachel Tietz, 41, in the vehicle. As the investigation progressed, deputies determined the vehicle had been reported stolen from Oxford, Ohio from the Miami University campus.Tietz has been charged with theft, operating a vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.last_img

Harry E. Brown

first_imgHarry E Brown 74, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday November 24, 2019 in Aurora, Indiana.He was born March 19, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of the late Harry Brown and Virginia (Harris) Brown.Harry served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.He worked as a Iron Worker for Seagram’s, retiring after over 30 years of service.Harry was an avid golfer, and he loved playing at the Dearborn Country Club. He enjoyed being with people and he loved spending time with family.Harry is survived by his children, Amy Brown of Cincinnati, OH, Michael (Catherine) Brown of Chesterfield, MO, Jennifer Bacher of Cincinnati, OH, Sarah (Pat) Hayes of Cincinnati, OH, Emily (Christopher) Waid, Marc Long of Aurora, IN and Jeff Long of Aurora, IN; grandson, Zach Long, 10 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred Brown, son, Michael Long.Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to the Lions Club. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Luiz set for record PSG switch

first_img Press Association Press Association Sport understands Brazil international Luiz is close to a move to Paris for a fee which would be a world record for a defender. Meanwhile, Lampard, who is 36 in June, appeared on the Premier League’s list of released players alongside striker Samuel Eto’o and left-back Ashley Cole as their contracts expire on June 30. Chelsea defender David Luiz was on Friday night on the verge of a £50million move to Paris St-Germain as uncertainty continued to surround the future of record goalscorer Frank Lampard. Lampard’s appearance on the list does not mean his departure is inevitable, although Chelsea are still to clarify if the midfielder, who moved to Stamford Bridge in June 2001, will stay or move on. Cole has suggested he is likely to leave Chelsea, while Eto’o is poised to move on at the end of his one-season deal. Lampard has scored a club record 209 Chelsea goals in 646 appearances since his switch from West Ham, including the two goals at Bolton which secured the 2004/2005 Premier League title. That was Chelsea’s first championship for 50 years and began the most successful period in the club’s history. Eto’o netted 12 times in 35 appearances last term following his move from Anzhi Makhachkala. Cole has hinted his future lies away from Stamford Bridge after eight years after falling down the pecking order this term. The former Arsenal left-back, who retired from England duty after winning 107 caps but being overlooked for the World Cup squad, has been linked with moves abroad and to Manchester United and Liverpool. Goalkeepers Mark Schwarzer and Henrique Hilario also appear on the list – a Premier League requirement – alongside youngsters Sam Hutchinson and Milan Lalkovic. Luiz’s departure after three-and-a-half seasons at Stamford Bridge is close, with PSG in advanced negotiations after appearing to beat Barcelona and Bayern Munich to his signature. The 27-year-old joined Chelsea from Benfica in January 2011 and has two years remaining on his five-and-a-half-year deal. Luiz has made 143 appearances, 34 of them last season, scoring 12 goals. He was primarily used in defensive midfield by Jose Mourinho after being unable to break up the central defensive partnership of John Terry and Gary Cahill. Luiz, who played against PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals for Chelsea, has two years remaining on the deal signed when he moved to Stamford Bridge and his likely sale represents a healthy profit. The funds would be used to reinvest in the squad, with Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa reportedly the number one target. last_img read more

Football News Manchester City win Premier League title, beat Brighton 4-1 in final

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Manchester City on Sunday beat Brighton 4-1 to win the Premier League title for the second consecutive time, even as the Liverpool defeated Wolves at Anfield to finish second. Pep Guardiola’s side became the first team to retain the Premier League title since Manchester United 10 years ago.Had they lost the game, Liverpool would have win their first title in 29 years as the latter was too close to them at the points table. However, the win ensured crown for them. The Man City had a perfect season with 14 out of 14 wins to grab the crown with 100 points.City remain on course to complete the first ever domestic treble in English football in the FA Cup final next weekend as goals from Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan saw the visitors recover from Glenn Murray’s shock opener.For 83 seconds Liverpool fans were able to dream, but City showed why they are champions and have racked up a remarkable 98 points, just two shy of their record century of points last season.Liverpool applied as much pressure as they could with their own nine-game winning run to end the season and went in front early against Wolves to raise the tension inside the Amex Stadium.City had not conceded in their previous four games, but Brighton were playing on their nerves as they sought revenge for defeat in their FA Cup semi-final last month.Ali Jahanbakhsh flashed a shot just wide of Ederson’s right-hand post before the moment that was celebrated as wildly 270 miles north at Anfield as it was on the south coast.Pascal Gross’s dangerous in-swinging corner was powered home by veteran striker Murray at the near post on 27 minutes.This was the first time City had failed to score first in a league game since early December and the first time they had trailed at all in the 14-game winning run that has carried them to the title. However, Brighton’s lead and Liverpool’s hope lasted just over a minute.WWWWWWWWWWWWWWinners! 14 wins in a row to wrap up and incredible season! 🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/ONrqLSGrOe— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 12, 2019This is a breaking news story. More details will be added soon. Please refresh the page for the updated version. last_img read more

Badminton world number one Kento Momota injured in crash that killed driver

first_imgBADMINTON’s world number one Kento Momota has been injured in a fatal crash in Malaysia.Japan’s Momota, 25, was travelling in a van with three members of his support team when it collided with a truck.The driver of the van was killed but it is understood no-one else suffered serious injury.Malaysia’s health minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said Momota was being treated in hospital for cuts to his face and a broken nose.The collision happened on Sunday, just hours after world champion Momota beat Viktor Axelsen to win the Malaysia Masters, the first tournament of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) 2020 World Tour season.According to statements from the local police and fire departments, the hired van was en route to Kuala Lumpur international airport when it “rammed into the rear of a 30-tonne truck”.Dzulkefly said the four passengers in the van – Momota, his physiotherapist, his assistant coach and a BWF official – were in a stable condition in Putrajaya Hospital.“Based on investigations and CT scans, there are no major injuries… they are now stable and will be given continued treatment and remain under observation for now,” he said.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Syracuse to play in Pinstripe Bowl for 2nd time in 3 years

first_imgSyracuse will return to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl for the second time in three years to cap its 2012 season, SU Athletics announced in a press release on Sunday.The Orange (7-5, 5-2) won five of its final six games to become bowl eligible and earn a share of the Big East regular-season title. The game will take place Saturday, Dec. 29, in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., at 3:15 p.m. SU will play Big 12 representative West Virginia.The Orange upset the Mountaineers, who were formerly in the Big East, in each of the last two seasons.“It means a great deal to us to play a bowl game in Yankee Stadium where many of our alumni and fans will have the opportunity to share it with us,” SU head coach Doug Marrone said in the release. “New York State is the foundation of our program.”Syracuse won a thrilling matchup with Kansas State in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl 36-34 in 2010. Delone Carter won MVP honors in that game after rushing for a career-high 198 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries while wide receiver Marcus Sales hauled in five passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis year’s Pinstripe Bowl will serve as the final game for quarterback Ryan Nassib, who owns the program record for career passing yards, and wide receiver Alec Lemon, who will leave as SU’s all-time leading receiver.The pair helped lead an explosive Orange offense that ranks 27th in the nation in total offense. The unit also boasts a 1,000-yard rusher in Jerome Smith.SU athletic director Daryl Gross said the program is honored to return to the bowl game. And Mark Holtzman, Yankees executive director of the Pinstripe Bowl, expressed excitement to have the school competing in its game.“We are excited to welcome back Syracuse University to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl,” Holtzman said in the release. “Their victory in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl was an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.” Comments Published on December 3, 2012 at 3:02 am Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse secures 2 more juco commitments for class of 2013

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Darius Kelly, a defensive back from Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz., gave a verbal commitment to Syracuse on Thursday.The 5-foot-11, 190-lb. safety committed to Marshall last week, but changed his mind when Syracuse made its offer, Scout.com reported.Josh Kirkland from Butler Community College in Kansas also committed to Syracuse on Thursday, according to Scout.com.The 6-foot-3, 207-lb. Kirkland pledged to play for the Orange during an in-home visit from head coach Doug Marrone, according to ESPN.comKirkland played at Butler, which finished its 2012 season 11-1, for two years. This past season, he finished with 66 tackles and six sacks. He averaged 5.5 tackles per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textScout.com gave Kirkland two stars.Kelly and Kirkland are the third and fourth juco players to commit to Syracuse in the last week, joining offensive lineman John Miller and defensive end Trevon Trejo.The Orange now has a total of 12 commits in the class of 2013. Comments Published on December 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemanlast_img read more