Municipality – Scandicci Cultura http://scandiccicultura.org/ Sat, 04 Sep 2021 06:18:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://scandiccicultura.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1.png Municipality – Scandicci Cultura http://scandiccicultura.org/ 32 32 St. Lawrence County Risk Manager Visits Municipalities to Investigate Potential Safety Hazards | County of Saint-Laurent https://scandiccicultura.org/st-lawrence-county-risk-manager-visits-municipalities-to-investigate-potential-safety-hazards-county-of-saint-laurent/ https://scandiccicultura.org/st-lawrence-county-risk-manager-visits-municipalities-to-investigate-potential-safety-hazards-county-of-saint-laurent/#respond Sat, 04 Sep 2021 03:48:02 +0000 https://scandiccicultura.org/st-lawrence-county-risk-manager-visits-municipalities-to-investigate-potential-safety-hazards-county-of-saint-laurent/ MASSENA – The St. Lawrence County Risk Manager and Compliance Officer will visit the facilities in the Village of Massena to investigate any safety or liability concerns. Jody Wenzel is the Risk Manager for the St. Lawrence County Self-Insurance Plan, which administers the county’s workers’ compensation program. The village of Massena is a participating municipality […]]]>

MASSENA – The St. Lawrence County Risk Manager and Compliance Officer will visit the facilities in the Village of Massena to investigate any safety or liability concerns.

Jody Wenzel is the Risk Manager for the St. Lawrence County Self-Insurance Plan, which administers the county’s workers’ compensation program. The village of Massena is a participating municipality in the plan.

He said he is available to answer any questions about workers’ compensation claims, documents or incidents.

“If something does happen and you are not sure if it increases to a reportable incident or accident level, please contact us and I would be happy to help you get over it. The complaint will go through my office anyway. If we can do everything right in advance, it really speeds things up, ”Mr. Wenzel told village administrators.

Anyone with older or existing complaints who have questions can also direct them to Mr. Wenzel for assistance.

“We have a pretty good system there and we follow up on all these complaints ourselves. If anyone has a question, if they’re confused or whatever, let them know we’re here to help, ”he said.

As a risk manager, Mr Wenzel said he carried out on-site visits to facilities owned or operated by the participating municipality.

“This means planning a time to go out and take a tour of the facilities that come under each municipality. So it would be this building or any office that you have in this building that falls under the village, or any other facility supervised by the village and where employees work, ”Wenzel said.

He said one of the reasons for walk-through inspections is to find anything that could be unsafe.

“Second, you have to find whatever could be a potential future liability, to try to mitigate injury claims. The fewer claims we have as a county, the less it costs. Each participant in this county pays a portion of the costs, ”he said.

During the tour, Mr Wenzel said he would look for administrative elements such as ensuring that the correct messages are on bulletin boards.

“Do you have the right messages? Do you have everything that’s supposed to be in place? ” he said. “The point here is that if you were to do a Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau (PESH) inspection, you want me to find these things before the New York State inspector does. I submit to you a nice regular report. They solidify it. It works much better if I find them in advance.

Mr Wenzel said he or his secretary would reach out to try and find a convenient time for village officials for the guided tour, which takes one to four hours. He will then prepare a unique report for each establishment, identifying the problems that he could have found.

He said a “severity rating” of one to four is assigned to the report. A single note is something that poses an immediate danger to life or health. If anything is identified as one, Mr Wenzel said they stop there to fix it. A grade of four is more of an administrative element.

“Maybe you didn’t have the right position on your board,” he said.

The reports include space for Mr. Wenzel to initial and date when the issues have been resolved. The reports are returned to him and kept on file in case they have been cited during another PESH or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection.

“We can extract these files and show that we are proactively trying to address safety and health in the workplace, and that could help you mitigate a fine. The results of the audits are only shared between my office and the village. It doesn’t suit anyone else. This is done as a service to municipalities. It’s free. We don’t charge for it, ”he said.

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Proposal for certification of corruption-free municipalities in Bulgaria https://scandiccicultura.org/proposal-for-certification-of-corruption-free-municipalities-in-bulgaria/ https://scandiccicultura.org/proposal-for-certification-of-corruption-free-municipalities-in-bulgaria/#respond Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:44:33 +0000 https://scandiccicultura.org/proposal-for-certification-of-corruption-free-municipalities-in-bulgaria/ Bulgaria to award zero corruption label to local authorities The municipalities of Burgas, Vidin and Ruse are the first to apply for pilot projects within the framework of the innovative measure Kiril Petkov, Minister of Economy in the Bulgarian interim government, proposed the certification of corruption-free municipalities in the Balkan country considered the EU champion […]]]>

Bulgaria to award zero corruption label to local authorities

The municipalities of Burgas, Vidin and Ruse are the first to apply for pilot projects within the framework of the innovative measure

Kiril Petkov, Minister of Economy in the Bulgarian interim government, proposed the certification of corruption-free municipalities in the Balkan country considered the EU champion of corruption and economic underperformance.

Corruption and related investment

International Transparency Corruption Perception Index for 2020 once again relegates Bulgaria to last place in the European Union with a score of 44 shared with Romania and Hungary. However, these two Member States are much more successful in attracting foreign investment.

“Corruption and investments in Bulgaria have unfortunately become intrinsically linked”, Petkov said at a recent hearing of the parliamentary committee on economic policy, innovation and tourism. “From morning to night, foreign investors come to the Ministry of the Economy and within 5 minutes of our conversation the subject of corruption risks is brought up, and they say that they are afraid to invest. added the minister, quoted by economic.bg.

Monitoring the level of corruption

Petkov told MPs that a mechanism should be worked out with local governments, under which each municipality with zero corruption level will receive a certificate. To be certified, a municipality must introduce best practices to monitor the level of corruption. There will also be independent monitoring by representatives of Transparency International.

Thus, any investor facing the slightest problem will have someone to turn to. The municipality itself, the mayor and the district governor must commit to being part of such a body (corruption control), Petkov stressed.

The minister said Vidin in northwestern Bulgaria has chosen to become the first municipality with zero corruption, while Burgas and Ruse have insisted on being included in the pilot projects.

Business support

Responding to questions about government measures to support the economy amid the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the minister said BGN 430 million (€ 220 million) had been allocated to support businesses .

Of this package, 260 million BGN is allocated to the “60/40 measure”, 100 million BGN has been reserved for self-insured persons and 30 million BGN for the airline industry. The remaining funds will go towards possible free support measures in the event of a future foreclosure, Petkov said.


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Continuous rains flood settlements in Tarai districts https://scandiccicultura.org/continuous-rains-flood-settlements-in-tarai-districts/ https://scandiccicultura.org/continuous-rains-flood-settlements-in-tarai-districts/#respond Sat, 28 Aug 2021 01:30:11 +0000 https://scandiccicultura.org/continuous-rains-flood-settlements-in-tarai-districts/ Continuous rains over the past few days have flooded several districts of Tarai across the country. In Kanchanpur, more than 150 families have been displaced by flooded rivers and streams. The Chure region has received relentless rains in recent days, causing flooding in most rivers and streams in the region. “The Doda River in Kanchanpur […]]]>

Continuous rains over the past few days have flooded several districts of Tarai across the country.

In Kanchanpur, more than 150 families have been displaced by flooded rivers and streams. The Chure region has received relentless rains in recent days, causing flooding in most rivers and streams in the region.

“The Doda River in Kanchanpur flooded wards 2 and 3 of the rural municipality of Laljhadi and displaced more than 60 families,” said Kamal Kumar Khadka, police inspector at the Belauri regional police office.

Vehicle movement along the Rajaghat-Kailali road has stopped after the swollen Mohana River damaged the road near Geta Kailali. Residents of Shuklaphanta-10 municipality are also at high risk of flooding from the Banahara River, police said.

In Kailali, dozens of settlements in the southern part of the district were inundated by the swelling rivers Kada, Patharaiya and Mohana.

“Details of the destruction have not yet been received. Dozens of settlements have been inundated so far. We are currently involved in relief and rescue work, ”said Sher Bahadur Chaudhary, mayor of Bhajani municipality in Kailali.

In Mahottari, the swollen Ratu River inundated 900 houses in the Tilgadh settlement, district 4 of the municipality of Balwal.

“The river bank was in a dilapidated state. The rain-swollen river broke through the embankment and entered our settlement, ”said Balwal resident Laxman Mandal.

A team of security personnel from the Nepalese army, Nepalese police and armed police forces have been deployed to the affected areas to carry out relief and rescue operations, according to Mahottari district chief Tirtharaj Bhatta.

In Sindhuli, a landslide has buried three houses in Phiting, Kamalamai-11 municipality while nine other houses are at high risk.

Meanwhile, a 50-year-old man from the rural municipality of Golanjor-2 in the district disappeared on Friday evening in the flooded Bitijor stream.

In Nawalparasi (East), three people went missing in a landslide in the rural municipality of Hupsekot. District chief Manmaya Pangeni said the landslide buried a house in Charghare Tol in the rural municipality.

“Police personnel are carrying out a search and rescue operation at the site of the incident,” Pangeni said.

Floodwaters also washed away a diversion built along the Mahendra Expressway in the Thumsi jungle to Gaidakot on Thursday evening, disrupting vehicle traffic, according to the Gaidakot area police office.

In Nawalparasi (west), two people died and one disappeared after being washed away by flood waters in the municipality of Ramgram. According to the district administrative office, continuous rainfall since Thursday evening has increased the water level and current of the Jharahi, Turiya and Panbhar rivers in the district. The floods also caused damage to hundreds of hectares of arable land, police said.

Likewise, around 100 houses were inundated by floodwaters from the Jharai River at the headquarters of Parasi district. Shops and factories in the bazaar area also suffered damage from the flooding.

More than 700 homes in Parasi, Sunwal, Bardaghat, Sarawal, Pratappur and Susta areas were also flooded, police said.

Parasi district traffic police chief Dipesh Bashyal said vehicle traffic was disrupted after flooding damaged the Turiya Bridge and a bypass along the Mahendra Expressway in Sunwal.

Parasi District Chief Dharmendra Mishra said security personnel had been deployed to flood-affected areas to conduct rescue operations.

In Dang, the swollen Babai River swept away a 50-year-old man from Dangisharan No. 1 Ward who was bathing in the river.

“The body of the deceased was found 500 meters from the scene of the incident. Another 45-year-old man from Lamahi No. 7 Ward has also been missing in the swollen Rapti River since Wednesday evening, ”Dang Ram District Chief Bahadur Kurumbang said.

In Rupandehi, several settlements in the regions of Tilottama, Siddharthanagar, Omsatiya Devdaha, Rohini and Marcharwar have been inundated due to continuous rainfall in recent days.

Rupandehi District Chief Asman Tamang said, “Rain-swollen Rohini and Danda streams flooded settlements in Bhairahawa and Rohini regions. The local administration rescued 100 families in Omsatiya neighborhood 4 on Friday morning.

(With contributions from our local correspondents in the provinces of Province 2, Bagmati, Gandaki, Lumbini and Sudurpaschim.)


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Tambaram among six municipalities in Tamil Nadu will be reclassified as companies https://scandiccicultura.org/tambaram-among-six-municipalities-in-tamil-nadu-will-be-reclassified-as-companies/ https://scandiccicultura.org/tambaram-among-six-municipalities-in-tamil-nadu-will-be-reclassified-as-companies/#respond Tue, 24 Aug 2021 13:01:44 +0000 https://scandiccicultura.org/tambaram-among-six-municipalities-in-tamil-nadu-will-be-reclassified-as-companies/ Several residents are certain that several infrastructure developments in these regions will be carried out in the near future. The Minister of Municipal Administration, Urban Planning and Water Supply, KN Nehru, during the Assembly session on Tuesday August 24, announced that six municipalities would be reclassified as corporations – Tambaram, Kancheepuram, Kumbakonam, Karur, Cuddalore and […]]]>

Several residents are certain that several infrastructure developments in these regions will be carried out in the near future.

The Minister of Municipal Administration, Urban Planning and Water Supply, KN Nehru, during the Assembly session on Tuesday August 24, announced that six municipalities would be reclassified as corporations – Tambaram, Kancheepuram, Kumbakonam, Karur, Cuddalore and Sivakasi. Adjacent areas of Tambaram, such as Semakkam, Pallavaram, Pammal and Anakputhur, will fall under the Company’s boundaries, the minister said.

Several residents of these regions have welcomed the decision of the DMK government and are certain that several infrastructure developments in these regions are expected in the near future. “As the Municipality of Tambaram is being transformed into a Corporation, several basic facilities will now be provided to residents. Tambaram and adjacent areas like Chitlapakkam, Chrompet and others do not have underground drainage systems and water connections for individual houses. Therefore, after upgrading to Corporation, we hope all these issues will be resolved, ”said Dayanand Krishnan, member of Pradeep Karthik Avenue Association, Chitlapakkam.

Dayanand, who is confident that infrastructure development will soon be handled by the Tambaram Corporation, said a ten-year request from residents of Tambaram, Chitlapakkam, Chromepet and Pallavaram has been met by the government of Tamil Nadu.

“We hope that under the new Tambaram Corporation we will have a state-of-the-art civic grievance system, good transparent governance, a new domestic water connection, an underground drainage system and a system to save water bodies like lakes and ponds from sewage. pollution and modernized the solid waste management system, ”added Dayanand.

He further urged Tambaram officials to begin work on demarcating neighborhoods and requested the appointment of a commissioner to address residents’ grievances. He further suggested using the funds from the Smart City and Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Transformation (AMRUT) for infrastructure construction.

In the meantime, in addition to the transformation of municipalities into corporations, several municipal panchayats have been transformed into municipalities.

The cadres of the DMK party in Ulundurpet also celebrated the government’s announcement and welcome the development plans in remote villages and towns.


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The Municipality of Ponda will renew the unfinished works of the Golden Jubilee | Goa News https://scandiccicultura.org/the-municipality-of-ponda-will-renew-the-unfinished-works-of-the-golden-jubilee-goa-news/ https://scandiccicultura.org/the-municipality-of-ponda-will-renew-the-unfinished-works-of-the-golden-jubilee-goa-news/#respond Sun, 22 Aug 2021 23:36:00 +0000 https://scandiccicultura.org/the-municipality-of-ponda-will-renew-the-unfinished-works-of-the-golden-jubilee-goa-news/ Ponda: After the contractor expressed his inability to continue work on the Golden Jubilee project, the Ponda City Council (PMC) decided to reopen the remaining works. It was to be a flagship project. representing the cultural importance of the city with two small multiplexes, a cafeteria or a food park and a large parking lot […]]]>
Ponda: After the contractor expressed his inability to continue work on the Golden Jubilee project, the Ponda City Council (PMC) decided to reopen the remaining works.
It was to be a flagship project. representing the cultural importance of the city with two small multiplexes, a cafeteria or a food park and a large parking lot in the basement on stilts.
A board meeting held on June 15 decided to change contractor in order to complete the project as soon as possible.
The project was sanctioned by the then Congressional government in 2011 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Goa’s liberation, but it failed to take off despite two cornerstone laying ceremonies.
In 2011, the government sanctioned Rs 2 crore to PMC to build the project, but work could not start. Later, on October 30, 2015, the municipality redesigned the project designs to include additional equipment, increasing the cost estimate to Rs 4.3 crore.
The project even saw two cornerstone laying ceremonies. As Home Secretary in the Congressional government, Ravi Naik laid a foundation stone on December 19, 2011. He lost the elections in 2012, and subsequently another foundation stone was laid on May 19, 2014 by the then PWD Minister Ramkrishna Dhavalikar.
Construction work for the project was awarded to Sameer Vachasundar, a civil contractor, who completed part of the structure.
“The contractor said he could not afford to work with the old Goa Tariff Schedule (GSR) and requested a review in accordance with the new GSR. The contractor has so far paid around Rs 2 crore and is looking for an additional Rs 80 lakh to complete the project, ”PMC Chairman Shantaram Kolvenkar said.
He said PMC will take the burden off the contractor from the project and issue a new tender for the remaining work to be completed at the earliest.
Kolvenkar also said that it was decided that the shops on the ground floor should be reserved for people wishing to run businesses.
Recall that on September 3, 2018, then the director of the municipal administration R Menaka inspected the project and assured that she would follow up on the issue of the outstanding amount with the direction of arts and culture.
However, the project was unable to move forward and the council now hopes to complete it using the sanctioned unused funds at PMC under the Union Government’s 14th Financial Plan, which amounts to Rs 3. , 3 crore.


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Take a new train to the plane? Group pushing for the Atlantic City Airport train station. https://scandiccicultura.org/take-a-new-train-to-the-plane-group-pushing-for-the-atlantic-city-airport-train-station/ https://scandiccicultura.org/take-a-new-train-to-the-plane-group-pushing-for-the-atlantic-city-airport-train-station/#respond Sun, 22 Aug 2021 14:30:00 +0000 https://scandiccicultura.org/take-a-new-train-to-the-plane-group-pushing-for-the-atlantic-city-airport-train-station/ Next stop Atlantic City Airport? The announcement could be heard on Atlantic City Line trains, depending on the results of a study on the construction of a station at the north end of the airport. New Jersey Transit and South Jersey Transport Authority, which operates the Atlantic City airport, has agreed to conduct a feasibility […]]]>

Next stop Atlantic City Airport? The announcement could be heard on Atlantic City Line trains, depending on the results of a study on the construction of a station at the north end of the airport.

New Jersey Transit and South Jersey Transport Authority, which operates the Atlantic City airport, has agreed to conduct a feasibility study on building a station on land donated by a developer in Galloway Township.

And the Atlantic City Rail Line has its own advocacy group, which supports the proposed airport station and other upgrades to get more passengers onto trains and eventually to the airport.

A new station has been proposed as part of a larger conceptual redevelopment plan for land on Route 30 in Galloway on the northern border of the airport property. It is the last effort in several years to build a station to serve the airport. Now, a shuttle connects the airport to Egg Harbor station and two NJ Transit bus lines to Richard Stockton University.

The South Jersey Transportation Authority, which manages the airport, and NJ Transit have agreed to study the airport terminal proposal.

“It has been a topic of discussion for many years. More recently, a redeveloper in the Township of Galloway wanted to include the station in their site plan, ”said Steve Mazur, chief engineer of SJTA. “NJ Transit has contacted SJTA to join the study.”

The idea of ​​an airport station is not new and was raised as part of a larger study of the Atlantic City Rail Line conducted by the agency about a decade ago, Nancy said. Snyder, spokesperson for NJ Transit.

The joint study will examine the physical and operational feasibility of constructing a station at a site on the north side of the railway right-of-way at a location east of the Pomona Road crossing which is adjacent to the redevelopment site of Pomona Commons, she mentioned.

The study will not examine other options such as bus service or rapid bus transportation to and from the airport, Snyder said.

“The first step is to determine the feasibility, and that’s what we would do,” she said. “Subsequent tasks would explore design, operations and services. “

The study has a budget of $ 400,000, which will be split between NJ Transit and the Authority, Mazur said. The only other option being considered at the moment is the feasibility of a rail branch line within the Atlantic City International Airport property, he said.

The next steps are the finalization of the deal, the hiring of the consultant, which will be carried out by the SJTA and the start of the feasibility assessment, Snyder said. The study completion date has not yet been determined, but is expected to take around 10 months from a set start date, she said.

This station is offered as part of a mixed-use development concept planned on the site of a former Catholic church. The conceptual redevelopment plan for the 97,000 square foot development known as Pomona Commons was added to township master plan by Galloway council in June, Atlantic City press reported. It was proposed by ARK Innovation.

The new station would rely on a bus to transport passengers on the last leg of the journey between the rail line and the airport terminal.

The construction of an airport station has been studied intermittently and was recently the subject of a bill introduced in May 2016 by two members of the North Jersey Assembly, Tim Eutace, D-Bergen and John Wisniewski , D-Middlesex. The state Department of Transportation would have had to build an airport station, but this legislation was never put to a vote.

A proposed station also received support from the Atlantic City Railway Coalition, formed in May by businesses, nonprofits, and public advocacy groups promoting improvements to the line to increase ridership, encourage tourism and future transit-oriented development at train stations in the line between Atlantic City and Philadelphia.

“Our regional airport does not have a train station. The shuttle goes to Egg Harbor City for miles, ”said Lauren Moore, executive member of the Atlantic City Rail Coalition. “We would like a train station directly at the airport. We feel very strongly and very united. “

He called an airport station “a great opportunity to take our international airport to the next level” and hoped this would encourage airlines to add services to and from the airport.

“Travelers aren’t interested in shuttles, it sounds complicated,” Moore said. “When we can say that there is a station on the site of the airport, that’s another story. We are delighted to see SJTA partnering with NJ Transit to conduct a study ”

The coalition is interested in promoting transit-focused development, a concept of building residential housing for commuters within walking distance of stations to eliminate traffic, shops and offices, at other stations on the way. railway, in collaboration with the municipal authorities.

“This is why we have partnered with the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce and the Atlantic County Economic Alliance to work with all municipalities along the (rail) line to generate support,” he said. he declared. “We would like to work with NJ Transit to discuss alternatives to increase service.”

Currently, Pleasantville is the only municipality in Atlantic County in the DOT Transit Village program where two focused on public transport development were proposed and the villages of St. Peters were built. Pleasantville is served by the SJTA airport shuttle. There are 33 municipalities participating in the transit villages program.

Other municipalities on the Atlantic City rail line are in NJ Transit’s User-friendly planning program for public transport, including Galloway and Cherry Hill.

“This is a top-down regional effort,” Moore said. “We contacted other railway coalitions and each municipality that hosts a station. The response has been universally on board. We want to maximize the potential of rail.

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Mexico: At least eight dead in second passage of Hurricane Grace | World news https://scandiccicultura.org/mexico-at-least-eight-dead-in-second-passage-of-hurricane-grace-world-news/ https://scandiccicultura.org/mexico-at-least-eight-dead-in-second-passage-of-hurricane-grace-world-news/#respond Sun, 22 Aug 2021 04:41:15 +0000 https://scandiccicultura.org/mexico-at-least-eight-dead-in-second-passage-of-hurricane-grace-world-news/ At least eight people, including children, have died after Hurricane Grace hit Mexico for the second time in two days. The governor of from Mexico Veracruz state Cuitlahuac Garcia also said three people were still missing. The major Category Three storm swept across the country’s Gulf Coast and moved inland on Saturday, causing rivers to […]]]>

At least eight people, including children, have died after Hurricane Grace hit Mexico for the second time in two days.

The governor of from Mexico Veracruz state Cuitlahuac Garcia also said three people were still missing.

The major Category Three storm swept across the country’s Gulf Coast and moved inland on Saturday, causing rivers to overflow, mudslides and flooding in small towns.

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Car parked amid debris from destroyed restaurants after Hurricane Grace

It had lost electricity on Thursday as it crossed the Yucatan Peninsula and passed through Mexico’s main tourist strip, but quickly strengthened from the Gulf of Mexico before reaching the country’s coast again on Friday night.

Mr Garcia said 330,000 people lost electricity during the storm, but it was being gradually restored.

Norma Sanchez, whose house was damaged, said: “You can see the municipality is destroyed, people are sick, there are a lot of needs. The authorities have to come and take note of the scene.

“We don’t have anybody to help us, to help a lot of people who are in a bad time with COVID-19. There are a lot of needs, a lot of people who need help.”

Authorities in Veracruz said evacuations were needed in some locations due to flooding and mudslides.

Grace had already struck Haiti – two days after a powerful earthquake left hundreds dead and thousands injured in the Caribbean countries.

A road next to a convenience store is flooded after Hurricane Grace hit the coast with torrential rains, in Costa Esmeralda, near Tecolutla, Mexico on August 21, 2021. REUTERS / Yahir Ceballos
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Meanwhile, in Tennessee in the we, heavy rains resulted in water rescues, road closures and communication disruptions, killing 10 people and leaving dozens missing.

Parts of Hickman County received more than 11 inches of rain, according to The Tennessean newspaper, and flash flood warnings were in effect for parts of Dickson, Houston and Montgomery counties, and Stewart on Saturday evening.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee tweeted, “Tennessees, please remain cautious of rising flood waters caused by heavy rainfall in parts of central Tennessee.

“We are actively working with emergency response officials and first responders as they support Tennessee residents in flooded areas.”

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) activated its emergency operations center and said agencies were responding to the flooding.

In a bulletin, TEMA called the situation “dangerous and evolving” and urged people to avoid travel to the affected counties.

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Severe flooding hits central China

Over the past month, many parts of Europe, including Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, were hit by floods and torrential rains.

In China, more than 300 people died after catastrophic floods struck the center of the country, including 14 who perished after being stranded in a metro line.

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Preliminary primary election results show favorites in five Salt Lake County cities https://scandiccicultura.org/preliminary-primary-election-results-show-favorites-in-five-salt-lake-county-cities/ https://scandiccicultura.org/preliminary-primary-election-results-show-favorites-in-five-salt-lake-county-cities/#respond Wed, 11 Aug 2021 02:54:39 +0000 https://scandiccicultura.org/preliminary-primary-election-results-show-favorites-in-five-salt-lake-county-cities/ The clerk’s office expects more updates over the next two weeks as it counts last-minute and provisional ballots. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A voter casts their ballot in the Murray Town Hall drop box on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. | Aug 11, 2021, 2:53 am | Update: 04:01 Salt Lake County reports […]]]>

The clerk’s office expects more updates over the next two weeks as it counts last-minute and provisional ballots.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A voter casts their ballot in the Murray Town Hall drop box on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Salt Lake County reports early, unofficial results for its five cities that held primary elections Tuesday. In West Valley City, Utah’s second largest municipality, two city council members are in the lead for mayor.

Preliminary results released shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m. had candidate Karen Lang in the lead with 13 points and over 1,000 votes against Steve Buhler. Lang was elected to West Valley City Council in 2011 and previously served on the city’s planning commission and tree committee. She owns the Oakbridge Greenhouse. Buhler was elected to the Board in 2009 and works as a lawyer.

The first results show that the race is still close between Buhler and Tom Huynh, another member of the city council, who was behind Buhler by less than 100 votes. Arnold M. Jones, the only mayoral candidate who is not a member of city council, was behind with 6.23% of the 8,055 ballots counted, about 20 points behind Huynh.

Two seats on the West Valley City Council are also up for grabs this year. The first unofficial District 2 results show Scott Harmon ahead of Chris Bell by almost 22 points. Philip Wayman is behind Bell by just under 10 points. The other district up for election this year, District 4, did not have a primary.

Tuesday night’s preliminary report includes the results of the mail-in votes that the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office verified and processed. The office expects periodic updates as polling centers close and return last-minute ballots to the county government center.

The two candidates with the most votes will compete in the legislative elections on November 2.

Here are the first results of the other municipalities which organize primaries:

  • Herriman – Lorin Palmer leads the mayoral race with 47% of the ballots counted so far. Clint Smith received 24.7% of the votes counted, followed by Jared Esselman with 23.9%. Nicole Grange is lagging behind at 4.3%.

  • Murray – Brett A. Hales leads the mayoral race with 62% of the ballots counted so far. Clark Bullen is in second place with 29.2%, followed by Adam Kent Fitzgerald with 4.9% and Alexander Teemsma with 3.9%. The District 4 City Council primary was called off because one of the candidates missed the campaign finance declaration deadline and was disqualified.

  • Taylorsville – Larry Johnson leads the District 5 City Council race with 40.1% of the vote, followed by Robert Knudsen with 32.2%. Paul R. Shulte has so far received 27.6% of the counted ballots.

  • West Jordan – Three extraordinary seats are up for election this year. The first unofficial results show Pamela Bloom with 20.5% of the votes counted, incumbent Kayleen Whitelock with 19.9%, incumbent Kelvin Green with 16.7%, incumbent Chad Lamb with 15.5%, Mikey Smith with 9.2%, Mike S. Withers with 8.6%, Craig F. Heath with 6.2% and Tyrone Fields with 3.6%.

Four types of ballots will not be counted on election night, including mail-in ballots delivered to polling centers, mail-in ballots deposited in drop boxes on primary election day, ballots postal ballot received after the election but stamped before August 9. and provisional ballots collected at polling centers.

The clerk’s office will verify signatures and count those ballots during the two-week canvassing period, posting occasional results until the canvassing councils meet to certify the primary elections in each city on the 24th. August.

The majority of Salt Lake County municipalities either skipped the primary elections this year by opting for a pilot classification vote, or did not have enough candidate records to warrant a primary.

Towns and townships in the county that will hold preferential ballot elections in November include Salt Lake City, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Magna Metro Township, Midvale, Millcreek, Riverton, Sandy and South Salt Lake. Candidates who wish to run for positions like mayor and city council in these cities should file their case with their local secretary or clerk by August 17.


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Informe sismo: Sismo no confirmado: Municipality of the District of Waterberg, 180 km al oeste de Polokwane, Sudáfrica, Sun 8 Aug 2021 20:57 https://scandiccicultura.org/informe-sismo-sismo-no-confirmado-municipality-of-the-district-of-waterberg-180-km-al-oeste-de-polokwane-sudafrica-sun-8-aug-2021-2057/ https://scandiccicultura.org/informe-sismo-sismo-no-confirmado-municipality-of-the-district-of-waterberg-180-km-al-oeste-de-polokwane-sudafrica-sun-8-aug-2021-2057/#respond Mon, 09 Aug 2021 08:03:45 +0000 https://scandiccicultura.org/informe-sismo-sismo-no-confirmado-municipality-of-the-district-of-waterberg-180-km-al-oeste-de-polokwane-sudafrica-sun-8-aug-2021-2057/ To contribute:Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or if you want to enrich it. Flag as inappropriate. Mark as useful or interesting. Submit your own user report! Stamvrug Cresent Lephalale (36.8 km southwest of epicenter) [Map] / moderate shaking (MMI V) / clicking, vibrations / very brief : I heard a […]]]>

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Stamvrug Cresent Lephalale (36.8 km southwest of epicenter) [Map] / moderate shaking (MMI V) / clicking, vibrations / very brief : I heard a loud bang (like an explosion), then the roof and windows shook. | 4 users found this interesting.

Lephalal / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / clicking, vibration / 1-2 s : Hard bomb sound | 3 users found this interesting.

Lephalal / moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / very short : Type of explosion once rattle | 2 users found this interesting.

Lephalale (37.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 1-2 s : It looked like something had exploded | One user found this interesting.

Lephalal / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / clicking, vibration / 2-5 s : A shake and the windows shook | One user found this interesting.

Tom Burke, Waterberg District Municipality, Limpopo (43.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Slight shaking (MMI IV) : A jolt

Lephalale (40.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / clicking, vibrating / very brief (reported by our application)

Tau’s Guesthouse lephalale (34.1 km southwest from epicenter) [Map] / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal oscillation (sideways) / 1-2 s : Felt like an explosion

Lephalale (32.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / slight shaking (MMI IV) / simple side shaking / 2-5 s : Felt like an explosion

Lephalale (32.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / moderate shaking (MMI V) / clicking, vibration / 2-5 s

Ellisras, Municipality of the District of Waterberg, Limpopo (34 km southwest of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrations / 1-2 s

Lephalal / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : Explosion shaking the roof and the dogs barking

Lephalal / Very weak tremor (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Almost like a thunderclap but not a lot of shaking. Almost like an explosion.

Lephalal / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Hard blow. Shattered roof and oscillating ceiling fan.

Lephalal / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : I woke up from tremors and barking dogs

Lephalal / Very weak tremors (MMI II) / clicking, vibrations / very brief : Explosion of an industrial factory.

Lephalal / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / clicking, vibration / 2-5 s : It looked like an explosion … Then trembling. I thought the geaser had exploded

Lephalal / moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / very short : Type of explosion once rattle

Lephalal / moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s

Lephalalel / Very weak tremors (MMI II) / clicking, vibrations / very brief

Ellisras, Onverwacht / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / clicking, vibration / 2-5 s

Lephalal / Very weak agitation (MMI II) / 1-2 s : A bang and shaking

Lephalal / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / clicking, vibration / 5-10 s : There was noise and the shaking made the roof of our house seem like it was collapsing!

Lephalal / moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / very short : I felt the earth shake

Lephalal / moderate shaking (MMI V) / clicking, vibration / 5-10 s

Lephalal / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / clicking, vibration / 2-5 s

Lephalal / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short

Lephalal / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / clicking, vibration / 1-2 s

Lephalal / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / clicking, vibration / 2-5 s

Lephalal / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / clicking, vibration / 5-10 s : It looks like an explosion, then everything shakes. Looks like someone slammed a glass door.

Lephalal / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrations / 2-5 s

Lephalal / Very weak agitation (MMI II) / 1-2 s

Lephalal / moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrations / very brief

Lephalal / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : K


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Police in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia investigate spate of recent thefts https://scandiccicultura.org/police-in-cape-breton-nova-scotia-investigate-spate-of-recent-thefts/ https://scandiccicultura.org/police-in-cape-breton-nova-scotia-investigate-spate-of-recent-thefts/#respond Fri, 06 Aug 2021 19:27:08 +0000 https://scandiccicultura.org/police-in-cape-breton-nova-scotia-investigate-spate-of-recent-thefts/ WHITNEY PIER, NS – A wave of recent thefts in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality puts some store workers on edge – and police are looking for suspects. Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Robert Walsh said there have been five robberies in the area in the past week. Some took place in broad daylight. “Three […]]]>

WHITNEY PIER, NS – A wave of recent thefts in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality puts some store workers on edge – and police are looking for suspects.

Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Robert Walsh said there have been five robberies in the area in the past week. Some took place in broad daylight.

“Three of the incidents resulted in arrests and charges. The other two are still under investigation,” Walsh told CTV Atlantic.

At the Pier Discount Dollar Store in Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, a building best known for the community pride mural on the side of the building, a man approached the counter with a knife Thursday at noon and said burgled the cash register. Friday morning the staff still felt uncomfortable.

“The fear… of what happened and the fear that you would be killed or injured,” said store co-owner Steve Nagy, describing the feelings of those working when the theft took place.

The police chief does not disagree. That’s a lot of thefts in a short period of time for a municipality the size of Cape Breton. But he says there is nothing to suggest a particular underlying reason behind the recent spate of crimes. Although he admits there might be a copy element.

“We have no reason to believe they are related in any way. However, we are actively investigating and believe these are isolated incidents,” Walsh said.

One of the crimes in which an arrest was made was a weekend incident where police said a woman stole a taxi at gunpoint and then stole it.

Shortly after, they say the vehicle was found in the parking lot of a Membertou gas station and the suspect was found lying on a sidewalk a short distance away.

Back at the Pier Discount Dollar Store, staff shared surveillance photos which they said show the suspect.

“In my opinion, it’s the socio-economic status of Cape Breton fueled by a combination of drug addiction and these are people who are just trying to get money fast,” Nagy said, when asked. asked why he thought the wave of thefts had taken place.

Police Chief Walsh says the two remaining investigations are heading in the right direction, and they are asking the public for advice.


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