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Guidelines For Gathering Dead Trees On Borough Land

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享You might think that with the millions of dead spruce trees on the Kenai Peninsula, getting a load offirewood should be a simple task. However, firewood gathering on the Kenai Peninsula is not as easy as it seems. Firewood gathering is essential for many on the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai Peninsula Borough would like for residents to be aware of the opportunities, and accompanying responsibilities, for gathering firewood on borough land. To cut trees on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, you need a personal use firewood permit. A permit can be purchased at Refuge Headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. Permits are $20 (non-refundable) and limited to five cords per permit, per household. Under the borough land casual use policy, dead trees can be gathered in a dispersed manner, up to 5 dead trees per-acre per-year, on parcels that are not occupied by another use and in ways that are not disruptive to others.center_img The policy guidelines for gathering dead trees on borough land can be found here: www.kpb.us/…/Docum…/Forest_Resources/Firewood-Dead_Trees.pdf The borough also currently has a special management area for firewood in the Kenai Keys burn area. This is a burned-over stand with dry standing poles near Sterling.last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For September 26 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, September 26, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Light south wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.At Wilmington High School: The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Wednesday Baby Times at 9:30am. Well Read Wednesday Book Group at 10am. Preschool Storytime at 10:30am. Tech Help Drop-in at 2pm. Crafternoon: Chocolate Chip Cookie Squishies at 3:45pm. Read To Prince, 5pm-6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. Fun Singers at 3pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For March 21, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Budget 2019 Raise in import duties on gold other precious metals

first_imgIndia’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives to present the 2019 budget in Parliament, New Delhi, July 5, 2019.ReutersIndia has raised the import duties on gold and other precious metals to 12.5% from 10%, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in her first federal budget speech on Friday, which may boost smuggling in the world’s second-biggest bullion consumer.Shares of jewellery makers such as Titan and PC Jeweller fell as much as 5 percent after the announcement.Jewellery trade associations have asked India’s government to reduce gold import duties, which has caused a surge in smuggling.India, which vies with China as the world’s top gold consumer, raised import taxes on the metal to 10% in a series of hikes to August 2013 as policymakers attempted to narrow a gaping current account deficit and arrest a decline in the rupee.last_img read more

Texas Senate Advances ScaledBack School Finance Plan

first_imgThe Houston Independent School District approved the 2017-2018 school year budget.The Texas Senate has advanced a once-sweeping school finance plan, but only after scaling it back so much that it will only offer about $500 million in extra funding for some school districts statewide and teacher retirement.The House passed its original, far more ambitious $1.8 billion bill during the regular and special legislative sessions.The Senate has repeatedly rejected that plan, which the chamber’s leader, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, called a “Ponzi scheme.”The Senate version pumps money to hundreds of smaller school districts facing declining property tax revenue. Texas’ Supreme Court has ruled the school finance system flawed but minimally constitutional.Lawmakers have until the special session ends Wednesday to forge a compromise.Also Monday, the House approved a commission to study future school finance solutions. Sharelast_img read more

Flawless Damsels Shop Demonstrates Resilience Following Baltimore Uprising

first_imgWhen longtime Baltimore city native Taylor Alexander returned after graduating from Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL. she had a plan to start her own business. After successfully starting an online business in college, selling waist trainers and dietary supplements, Alexander knew she wanted to be the CEO of her own company one day soon. Her dream was realized on September 14, 2013 when Flawless Damsels officially opened to the public. Then about a year and a half later, unfortunately in the wake of the unrest after the death of Freddie Gray the storefront was vandalized and looted. Due to excessive damage and loss the boutique would have to temporarily close.In an interview with the AFRO she said, “Baltimore is home and this is where I want to be. I went away to school to get the college experience, gain some independence and just to be away from home but I always wanted to come back home to live and start a business.” She eventually opened her store at 2414 East Monument Street, an area she said she was not familiar with, because she saw a vibrant and engaged community and a bustling thoroughfare when a realtor showed her the property.She wasn’t present on the night of the riots but she did receive calls from family, friends and neighbors letting her know updates on the movements of the riots and when they had actually reached her store’s area. She did not go down to try to protect the store under advisement of her boyfriend who was worried about her safety.Alexander actually said the first time she saw her store after the unrest was on television watching news broadcast’s coverage of the destruction the next day. “They were panning up and down Monument and when I saw my store I just paused it and looked.” She said she needed to gather herself and mentally prepare for what she would see when she arrived.The damage was extensive. Thieves removed all of her inventory, broke windows and doors, removed the register, destroyed financial documents and even removed the wall and lighting fixtures. Alexander said “It was like walking in the store when I first rented it, it was nothing but an empty space from the fixtures to the inventory, just everything gone.” The total damage was in excess of $100,000. Alexander praised the community for coming together after the riots and said a lot of the cleanup of debris and glass had already been taken care of by the time she arrived at the store.Leaving the area was never an option for Alexander though. “I never considered relocating. My plan was always to reopen but I was very much unsure if I would be able to get the funds to do so.” Those funds would come from the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), which assisted businesses in rebuilding after the unrest. According to the Baltimore Sun Alexander’s recovery loan was one of 15 the BDC has made so far totaling more than $324,000. The economic development agency has also issued 47 storefront grants totaling more than $127,000, the BDC said on Aug. 25.Alexander said there was no question she would rebuild after the riots. “I feel it is my duty to stay and hopefully be an inspiration to someone else that will see that I didn’t just give up and pack up and show them that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and there is a silver lining if you stay positive and keep hope.”Flawless Damsels is hosting a grand re-opening on Aug. 29 from 11:00a.m – 7:00 p.m. There will be a DJ, makeup artists, catwalk fashion show and designers on hand.last_img read more

Documentary calls for healthcare system to be transfriendly

first_imgKolkata: The denial of basic healthcare to transgenders has been brought to light through a documentary “Beyond Blue and Pink” that seeks to promote dialogue and discussion towardsA creating a trans-friendly way of accessing West Bengal’s healthcare system. The members of a city-based NGO, Civilian Welfare Foundation, Indrani Kar and Shuvojit Moulik, had undertaken a study titled “Basic Medical Facility for transgenders-a crucial step towards improving public health” in 2014. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights They came across the plight of many members of the community, and thereafter filmed the documentary to reach out and sensitize a larger audience. One of the directors of the documentary, Debgopal Mondal, who himself is a part of the LGBT community, mentioned that there was a lot of talk on Article 377, rights of the community and choice of partners, but while making the film he realised that the real issues of the transgenders were not being highlighted. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed For instance, there is lack of trans-friendly public urinals. “The whole system is running on a binary mindset, anything different or outside the box is challenged and resisted,” said Abhirupa Kar of Civilian Welfare Foundation. Transgenders are subject to ‘trans-phobia’, discrimination, harassment and mockery even during getting basic treatment in West Bengal and other parts of India. “I have witnessed doctors being intolerant, insensitive and callous due to which the people like us (transgender) are becoming scared to visit the doctors. As we face constant discrimination, we are not at at mental ease and as we are deprived of basic physical treatment, the ailments are aggravating,” said Anurag Maitrayee, a city-based gender activist. “In our society, we are taught to hold guns but not hands. The documentary made me feel that the things shared are about me and I could relate to it,” Maitrayee added after watching the film on Friday. According to psychiatrist Madhurima Ghosh, the constant denial of even the basic rights results in anxiety, depression and other mental disorders. “Sensitisation of parents is important; it can only be done once a psychologist is able to able build rapport with them. We cannot directly do it as the stigma is deep-rooted,” said Ghosh, who is attached to AIIMS, Delhi. She said the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) will conduct inclusive workshops to sensitise the medical practitioners, psychologists and common people. People need to stop terming the third genders as being ill. Even parents are misled by the healthcare system. “My parents took a lot of trouble to cure me at first, showed me to various doctors, took me to Vellore as well,” says Sourabh Das, a transgender at Amitie Trust. “Even doctors in Vellore did not know about transgenders and I was given electric shocks and even put in an asylum to be cured. Now my mother understands that this is not abnormal or a disease and she participates in workshops to understand it more,” added Das.last_img read more

Perfectionism may stress you out

first_imgConcerns about perfectionism may lead to stress, burnout and potential health problems, says a study.“Perfectionistic concerns capture fears and doubts about personal performance, which creates stress that can lead to burnout when people become cynical and stop caring,” said lead researcher Andrew Hill, associate professor of sport psychology at York St. John University in England.“It can also interfere with relationships and make it difficult to cope with setbacks because every mistake is viewed as a disaster,” Hill said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In this study of the relationship between perfectionism and burnout, the researchers analysed the results from 43 previous studies conducted over the past 20 years.Concerns about perfectionism can sabotage success at work, school or on the playing field, the results said.The study found that “perfectionistic concerns” had the strongest negative effects in contributing to burnout in the workplace, possibly because people have more social support and clearly defined objectives in education and sports. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixA student can be rewarded for hard work with a high grade, or a tennis player can win the big match, but a stellar performance in the workplace may not be recognised or rewarded, which may contribute to cynicism and burnout.“People need to learn to challenge the irrational beliefs that underlie perfectionistic concerns by setting realistic goals, accepting failure as a learning opportunity, and forgiving themselves when they fail,” Hill said.“Creating environments where creativity, effort and perseverance are valued also would help,” Hill said.The study was published online in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Review.last_img read more

Cowboy was the Xiamen Railway Police

in our life, beef is not only Hot pot inside the delicacy, strong cattle can provoke a big bear, but a good work, so some local farmers will raise some cattle to help them in their work, or to their own food. The following small for your fun said a "cowboy", 13-year-old children holding cattle fed grass, and this scene is only 50 meters from the railway. Yesterday, the "cowboy" to the Xiamen Railway Police Department police patrol in a sweat.

10 month 31 days around 12 noon, Xiamen Railway Police Department police officer Chen Gutian site by line on the jurisdiction of the line inspections, just as he was about to fulfill the patrol work, appeared in front of the scene so that he was sweating forehead. Not far away, a head of cattle graze slowly, on the edge of the little slope sitting on a thirteen year old boy, only 50 meters from the railway. "If the train comes, the cow is frightened, the consequences are terrible." The police found a small oxherd alone, the cattle are not adult care, the degree of risk as can be imagined. He rushed to the "cowboy" away from the railway, send him home and cattle. read more