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Federal government urges talks to continue as Canada Post begins rotating strikes

first_imgThe statement also says the government believes in a fair and balanced collective bargaining process, signalling it is not considering back to work legislation.Meanwhile, parliamentary secretary for public works Steve Mackinnon says he is still hopeful the situation can be resolved.“I know the parties are working very hard, I think both are motivated to ensure that we get a collective agreement,” Mackinnon adds. “We have every hope and expectation that the parties will get this resolved at the table.”RELATED: Canada Post strike could delay B.C.’s referendumHe says management at Canada Post is taking steps to avoid any major disruptions“I know they’re going to make sure that everything possible can be done under the circumstances to make sure that Canadians don’t suffer a drop in service.” CANADA (NEWS 1130) – As postal workers begin their rotating job action across the country, the federal government is urging both sides to keep the talks going.With Canadians worried about their mail delivery, the Trudeau government is encouraging both sides to continue negotiations in order to reach a deal.RELATED: Canada Post strike creates ‘uncertainty’ for small businesses: CFIBThe federal Employment Minister Patty Hajdu has released a statement encouraging the crown corporation and the union to maintain negotiations.She says federal mediators have been working with both sides and they will continue to be available to help the crown corporation and its workers reach an agreement.WATCH: Postal union announces rotating strikes in 4 Canadian citieslast_img read more

Strike at Globe and Mail averted at last minute with tentative agreement

first_imgTORONTO — A strike has been averted at the Globe and Mail just hours before the deadline.Unifor, which represents 320 reporters, editors and other staff at the national newspaper, says the two sides have reached a tentative agreement.The union says details of the deal won’t be released until the agreement is presented to members for ratification.Unifor had said it was seeking pension protection and an end to what it says is a pay gap between the Globe’s male and female employees.The two sides had been negotiating for six months, but Unifor said talks had not moved forward for the past two months.Members had given their bargaining committee a 94 per cent strike mandate two weeks ago.———A subsidiary of the Globe and Mail holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with the Toronto Star and a subsidiary of Montreal’s La Presse.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

New Parkour Park Vandalized

first_imgCity staff updated the post sharing there is video surveillance in the area and the video captured has been given to Fort St. John RCMP and is now under investigation.The budget for the project was $5.5 million for the redevelopment of the park to facilitate a new permanent stage, picnic shelter, a pedestrian walkway, formal garden, washroom, and two playgrounds.To view the FB post; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The recently opened ‘Parkour Park’ that was opened at the Centennial park was vandalized with graffiti, this past weekend.Reported to the City of Fort St. John’s FB page on Sunday, August 25th, 2019, the vandal’s used spray paint to tag the new play structure.last_img read more

Key foreign currency quotations

Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Monday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Mon Fri 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.3220 1.3232 1.3337 1.2878 British Pound 1.6853 1.6914 1.6528 1.8495 Japanese Yen 0.0119 0.0119 0.0118 0.0124 Euro in U.S. 1.1163 1.1188 1.0742 1.1279 Euro in Cdn 1.4758 1.4804 1.4327 1.4525Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada

Wrapping up trip to Iran UN envoy says better security key to

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi met this morning with Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazzi for talks on the latest developments in Iraq as well as international and regional efforts to support Iraq through the transitional process.Mr. Qazi stressed the important role of the regional countries in contributing to the success of the transitional process in Iraq.In a separate meeting with Interior Minister Abdel Wahed Mousawi Lary, Mr. Qazi pointed out that improvement in the security situation in Iraq is essential for advancing the political process towards the goal of rebuilding stable, democratic and prosperous Iraq.The UN envoy’s three-day visit also included the Conference of the Interior Ministers of Neighbouring Countries of Iraq. read more

Air Canada on upswing despite headlinecatching events says CEO

MONTREAL – Air Canada’s financial turnaround and brand aren’t undermined by a few high-profile incidents such the temporary loss of Olympic snowboarding equipment and weather disruptions, the airline’s CEO said Monday.“It ruins none of the gains that we’re making,” Calin Rovinescu told reporters after addressing the Canadian Club of Montreal.The country’s largest airline has boosted its profits, launched a low-cost carrier, wiped out its large pension deficit and has seen its stock more than triple in the past year.Yet, it attracted prominent headlines after misplacing the sporting equipment, denying a flight to an Alberta soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder, losing a dog it was transporting and seeing the flight plans of thousands of customers disrupted when severe winter weather hit Toronto.“Like in every single one of the airlines that operate in the world, there will be an occasional situation…but in the overall scale of things, when you look at the success — best airline in North America, best performing stock on the stock exchange, best airline in Canada for business travel — I think that we’re on the right path.”Earlier, Rovinescu told the business leaders that 2013 was a great year in which Air Canada demonstrated that it can be a “sustainably profitable global company” and a “brand ambassador for both Canada and commercial aviation.”Air Canada announced Monday that it was adding new routes and additional flights from Toronto and Montreal to sun destinations on its low-cost Rouge subsidiary this spring and summer as it continues to transfer older aircraft from its main fleet.Montreal will benefit the most with 36 per cent more seats being available and 20 per cent more flights with the introduction of Rouge flights to resort destinations in Cuba, Mexico and Haiti.New Rouge destinations from Toronto include Tampa, Fla., Barbados and Nassau.Rovinescu said the addition of more year-round Caribbean destinations to Air Canada Rouge’s network enables the carrier to compete more effectively on these routes because Rouge operates at 21 to 29 per cent lower cost than using the same planes in the mainline fleet.Air Canada is also increasing competition to Europe next summer by expanding capacity by 30 per cent. It will fly more Boeing 777s outfitted with more seats to major cities and add new destinations on Rouge from Canada’s two largest cities. Athens, Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Manchester and Venice will be serviced from Toronto while flights from Montreal will include Athens, Barcelona, Rome and Nice.The head of Trudeau International Airport said the changes are “encouraging.”“There’s a lot of lift going to Europe this summer so there’s lots of good opportunities,” Aeroports de Montreal CEO James Cherry said following the speech.Transat A.T. (TSX:TRZ.B) has said it will increase transatlantic capacity by two per cent next summer. WestJet (TSX:WJA) is also launching service to Dublin from Toronto and St. John’s, NL.Analyst David Tyerman of Canaccord Genuity said there is a risk for all carriers that increased capacity will weaken yields.“It’s going to come down to route by route. Ireland sounds like it’s definitely going to be a battle.”Meanwhile, Rovinescu said Bombardier’s decision to delay the entry into service of its CSeries commercial jet won’t affect the airline’s decision on whether it will select the aircraft to complete the replacement of its narrowbody fleet.“I think it’s going to be a very good airplane no matter what and the delays in and of themselves are not something that are a factor at this stage for us,” he said, adding that he hopes to know more by July.Rovinescu also said reversing a large pension solvency deficit has been achieved earlier than expected and that efforts to add new routes to China from Montreal are being delayed by the lack of available landing slots and suitable flight connections.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Air Canada’s shares, which rose the most of any Canadian company last year, fell 53 cents or 5.7 per to $8.70 on Monday. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 27, 2014 6:13 am MDT Air Canada on upswing despite headline-catching events, says CEO AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email An Air Canada jet is de-iced at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Dec. 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan read more

US factory output rose 08 per cent in July as automaker productivity

by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Aug 14, 2015 7:40 am MDT Last Updated Aug 14, 2015 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US factory output rose 0.8 per cent in July as automaker productivity accelerated WASHINGTON – Auto plants, clothing makers and plastics factories drove a sharp rebound in U.S. manufacturing in July.U.S. factory production climbed a seasonally adjusted 0.8 per cent last month after a revised estimate showed that output had dipped 0.3 per cent in June, the Federal Reserve said Friday. The gains suggested that manufacturers are adjusting to the obstacles of a stronger dollar, tepid economic growth abroad and lower oil prices, which have led energy companies to slash their orders for equipment and pipelines.“Industrial production is turning around after weakness in early 2015,” said Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services.Much of the improvement came from motor vehicle output, which surged 10.6 per cent in July. Auto sales jumped 5 per cent to 1.5 million, with luxury brands such as Acura, Audi, Infiniti, Lincoln and Volvo accounting for double-digit gains.Output at clothing and leather factories rose 1 per cent last month, as did the manufacturing of plastics and rubber products. Some of those gains were offset by reduced output by oil and coal refiners, as well as by a drop in productivity at machinery plants.Some analysts suggested that the gains in auto production weren’t as impressive as the numbers might indicate. Jesse Hurwitz at Barclays Research noted that auto plants generally close temporarily in July to retool for new model lines and that the shutdown this year was shorter than normal. This would mean that the Fed report exaggerated the gains in motor vehicle output last month and that auto production might dip in August.The Federal Reserve said overall industrial production — which includes not only the key category of manufacturing but also mining and utility output— rose 0.6 per cent. Mining, which includes oil and gas wells, rose 0.2 per cent last month but remains down 2 per cent over the past 12 months. Utility output, which often fluctuates sharply from month to month depending on weather, fell 1 per cent.Factories have been battered for much of 2015. Winter storms slowed and even stopped some assembly lines in January and February.The slowdown extended into spring. Orders for equipment and machinery were hurt by the rising value of the dollar, which makes U.S. goods more expensive overseas and depressed exports. Lower oil prices, which slowed orders from energy firms, also reduced output.The dollar has risen about 20 per cent against a basket of foreign currencies in the past 12 months, according to the Fed.Crude oil prices, which were around $60 per barrel in the spring, fell close to $41 in early trading Friday, levels not seen since the global financial crisis. The decline has forced energy firms to curtail drilling, eliminating much of the need for new pipelines and equipment that had boosted factory orders in years when prices were closer to $100 a barrel.Over the past 12 months, manufacturing output has risen just 1.5 per cent.Still, the steady consumer demand for autos is a positive sign for a manufacturing sector facing many headwinds. Other indicators show evidence of increased consumer demand that could help support broader economic growth.Factory orders rose 1.8 per cent in June, the government reported earlier this month. Much of the gains came from surging demand for commercial aircraft, a volatile sector that can vary widely from month to month.A key category that serves as a proxy for business investment plans edged up 0.7 per cent after declines in April and May. For the first half of the year, this category has declined 3.5 per cent from the same period a year ago and has slowed overall economic growth. read more

UN sanctions formidable instrument for global peace and security Security Council told

“Sanctions are not an end in themselves. At their most effective, sanctions should contribute to a comprehensive political strategy, working in tandem with other Charter-based instruments, to prevent and peacefully resolve conflicts,” said Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun as he briefed the 15-member Council.Today’s discussion on UN sanctions was held against a backdrop of wide-ranging and sustained challenges to international peace and security.He said that examining the efficacy of UN sanctions is “timely” because the Organization recently carried out a review of its peace and security architecture.Today, there are 13 Security Council sanctions regimes on; Somalia and Eritrea; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) and Al-Qaida; Iraq; the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); Sudan; the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK); Libya; Taliban; Guinea-Bissau; the Central African Republic (CAR); Yemen; South Sudan and the one against those suspected to have carried out the February 2005 terrorist bombing in Beirut, Lebanon that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others.Sanctions play various roles. They are intended to deter the unconstitutional change of governments, illicit exploitation of natural resources to fund the activities of armed groups, as well as violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, including sexual violence in conflict. They are also aimed at supporting implementation of peace agreements and peacebuilding efforts.Mr. Zerihoun went on to say that “sanctions are also a flexible instrument, subject to regular reviews, adjustments and terminations.” Since 1966, the Council has established 26 sanctions regimes, and has terminated 15. He said the sanctions regimes on ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaida, and on the DPRK are “central to international efforts to tackle terrorism and non-proliferation, respectively.” “Both have been continually adjusted to meet specific and evolving challenges, with due regard to the impact on civilian populations,” he said.In 2016, three sanctions regimes on Iran, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia were terminated. As of 31 July, the Security Council’s consolidated sanctions list contains 1031 entries – 654 individuals and 377 entities. Mr. Zerihoun said that sanctions are adopted in New York, but are implemented mainly at border crossings, ports, and airports, as well as in banking and financial institutions, bringing together a multitude of governmental institutions at various levels as well as the private sector. Therefore, effective UN sanctions require the broad-based support of Member States and the international community at large.“Even the best designed UN sanctions resolutions are not self-implementing,” he said, stressing the obligations of those countries to implement these measures while underscoring the need for the Council and its sanctions committees to provide support for Member States, especially to those affected by these restrictions. read more

RK Vardar win the own tournament – Vardar 2015

← Previous Story Wissem Hmam extends in Saint Raphael until 2017 Next Story → WISLA TV: Meshkov beat Poles for the trophy RK Vardar SkopjeVardar tournament The Macedonian champions RK Vardar Skopje celebrated three easy wins on home soil – “Jane Sandanski” hall at VARDAR 2015 tournament. Raul Gonzales boys won the first place by beating Swedish champions Kristianstad 32:24 in the final clash. Chekhovskie Medvedi won the “bronze” in the Russian clash againt Krasnodar 24:24 after penatly shot-out, while the second Macedonian team RK Metalurg finished at the bottom after defeat over Croatian runners-up RK Nexe 24:19.The tournament MVP was Igor Karačić, while the best goalie is Arpad Šterbik, both from the winning squad. read more

TATRAN drew with Elverum Handball in Norway

← Previous Story Veszprem win in Denmark Next Story → EHF EURO 2016 – Round 1: Routine wins for Sweden, Russia and France In the 9th round of Group C in the Champions League TATRAN Presov drew in Norway with Elverum Handball 24:24.The Slovakian champions did not manage the beginning of the encounter. In the 6th minute they were 0:2 down. In the 9th minute TATRAN were 3 goals down – 1:4, when they were not efficient in the attack. In the 18th minute TATRAN reduced the score to 4:6 and it seemed they would catch the Norwegian champions in a while. However, Slovakians lost 3 balls in a row and in the 23rd minute they were 5:9 down. TATRAN came back into the game once again after the series of mistakes made by Norwegian team, when they reduced their lead to 8:9. After the first half TATRAN were down by a single goal – 9:10.In the second half it was a totally tied game. TATRAN managed to equalize the score in the 34th minute – 11:11. In the 41st minute TATRAN were 13:16 down. Despite that the Slovakian champions fought until the very end of the match. In the 46th minute they equalized to 17:17, in the 50th minute TATRAN even led by 2 goals – 20:18. However, the home team managed to equalize the score and the game was tied until the end. In the last minute TATRAN were 24:23 in lead. However, Elverum equalized the score two seconds before the end of the match – 24:24.TATRAN could rely on their left back Oliver Rabek, who scored 10 goals. Jakub Hrstka added 5 goals. The home team of Elverum was led by Andre Lidboe, who scored 10 goals. Tine Poklar added 4 goals.After the 9th round of the group phase of the Champions League TATRAN Presov are the fifth of Group C with 7 points. In the 10th round the Slovakian champions host Spanish Naturhouse La Rioja. The game is scheduled for Saturday 11 February 2017 at 16:00 CET in TATRAN Handball Arena, Presov, Slovakia.Champions League 2016/2017 – Group C – 9th Round – 4 December 2016 – Elverum, NorwayElverum Handball (NOR) – TATRAN Presov (SVK) 24:24 (10:9)Elverum Handball: Bakken Oeien, Nergaard – Linderud 2, Fredriksen Eide, Wattstrom, Borresen 1, Iváncsik, Mehl 3, Lindboe 10, Burud 1, Ekren 3, Poklar 4. Coach: M. Apelgren.TATRAN: Chupryna, Brazhnyk – Rabek 10, Hrstka 5, D. Krok, Sadovyi 1, L. Sarpataky 1, L. Urban 2, Pekar, Peskov 2, Vucko 1, Jankovic, Pales 2, Tsarapkin. Coach: R. Trtik.Referees: Leszczynski, Piechota (POL), 7m given/goals: 3/3 – 5/4, 2´penallties: 2 – 3, Spect. 2400.Group C:Montpellier HB 9 7 0 2 271:228 14Naturhouse La Rioja 9 5 1 3 267:256 11Elverum Handball 9 3 2 4 233:243 8HC Metalurg Skopje 9 4 0 5 209:227 8 TATRAN Presov 9 3 1 5 229:244 7Chekhovskie Medvedi 9 2 2 5 249:260 6Montpellier HB and Naturhouse La Rioja qualified for the next stages of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2016/2017.Author: Richard FechPhoto: Viktor Zamborsky EHF Champions LeagueElverum handballTatran Presov read more

Sonos Sub un caisson de basses design et sans fil

first_imgSonos Sub : un caisson de basses design et sans filLes amateurs de musique vont être ravis avec le caisson Sub, une enceinte à la fois performante et luxueuse, avec son système de connexion sans fil.Habitué des systèmes audio de très grande qualité, la marque Sonos vient apporter un nouvel éléments aux amateurs de musique. Le caisson de basses graves Sub permet en effet de profiter d’un “son 100% numérique” obtenu notamment grâce à deux haut-parleurs à annulation de force positionnés face à face, un double port acoustique et deux amplificateurs numériques de classe D, explique Les Numeriques.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En dehors de ses spécifications techniques, il se révèle un très bel objet, avec des dimensions de 402 x 380 x 158 mm, pour un poids de 16 kilos. Il dispose surtout d’un seul câble, pour son alimentation, et se connectera à un système d’enceintes par simple pression d’un bouton. Attention, car ce caisson vient renforcer un système de basses existant, mais ne le remplace pas. Pour Clubic, le mieux restant de lui adjoindre des produits Sonos compatibles, comme les enceintes Play 3 et Play 5 par exemple. Il sera disponible à la mi-juin pour 599 euros. Le 25 mai 2012 à 10:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Im Getting a Little Worried About VR

first_img The VR Market is Exploding, But Will Anybody Take the Bait?The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Began in 2D Stay on target Last week we saw the best of the best in VR at the Virtual Reality Developers Conference. It’s an offshoot of the Game Developers Conference, and both are professional trade shows that show off the next wave of new games. This year, though, was particularly important for the VR sector of the industry. Now that quite a few consumers have gotten their hand on the Vives, PSVR, the Oculus, or any of the portable headsets you can mount on your phone, they’re all waiting for more great games they can play on their expensive HMDs.But, I don’t think the next batch of games is coming. Sure, there are a few interesting projects on the horizon, like Mage’s Tale, a VR adventure in the same universe as a Bard’s Tale, but those are few and far between. Even worse many of these games come with some hefty reservations. Mage’s Tale, for example, still doesn’t have a solution to the movement problem, something I mentioned that VR devs would need to tackle months ago. Robo Recall, a free game from Unreal Developer, Epic, doesn’t push much either. And, in fact, it’s mostly a beefed-up tech demo.The only games that gave me real hope for the future of VR were strategy and tactical games like Brass Tactics — an RTS where you battle armies across a digital table. These feel like the most natural use of Virtual Reality — position their players as gods, commanding complex battlefields and adapting to situations they can see evolve before them. And they don’t require players to move around too much. But it’s hard, if not impossible, to imagine an entire platform or industry sector to survive solely on one of the most niche genres in gaming.This was the year VR needed to double down and show off its real strengths. Tens of millions have the headsets, now is when they needed to stay excited and invested in their purchase. Otherwise, even if there’s plenty coming next year, the momentum may not be there to carry in new customers, solidify install bases, and take the next big steps. And the more I see, the more I’m starting to think that VR was just a stepping stone for Augmented Reality or AR.AR is functionally the same thing as VR, but instead of projecting a totally digital world in your field of view, AR headsets modify real-world objects, overlaying information or computer-generated images onto your desk, for example. The problem with AR is that it takes a lot more computing power to pull off — you have to have a system that teaches the computer how to see the world as we do analyzes which objects are important or relevant, and then presses the display onto your view. And all of this has to be done in a fraction of a second to make the experience smooth for us. If it’s done well, the advantages to AR are extraordinary. No longer do developers have to worry about their players getting motion sick, or working around their players’ total isolation from the outside world.While VR had something of a meager showing last week, AR has never looked more promising. The most interesting sessions were about how VR developers were tackling design and technical challenges and how those lessons can be applied to AR in the next year or two. Hardware companies like castAR have started laying the groundwork for the second part of this revolution. But make no mistake, high-end AR is still a ways off, especially if you’re looking for a system that can work off the hardware in something like a phone, but these are still important steps towards the Minority Report-inspired future tech we’ve been waiting for. Even better, AR is a lot more practical for professional environments. It’s a lot easier to see it getting slotted into the boardrooms of the future as an easy way to keep track of appointments and data during meetings.Even though Zuckerberg and pals have been pushing for greater VR adoption in the workplace, it hasn’t happened yet. And while that’s not necessary, by any means to be a success, having wide-spread adoption at their place of work was one of the key ways many Americans got used to computers and the internet. Businesses also have a lot more disposable income than your average household, and if solid enterprise uses can be found for AR, then you’ll see no shortage of companies willing to pay top dollar to be an early adopter.It’d be naïve to discount VR as another fad just yet, but the longer the industry goes without addressing critical design problems. AR, on the other hand, just doesn’t have these kinds of problems, to begin with. It’s hard to come away from VRDC with any lasting confidence in virtual reality, and while sales have been middling for months, cultural interest in VR seems passing at best.last_img read more

Clark County strives to capitalize on surging life sciences industry

first_imgJonathan DeHart had hoped to land his company, a fledgling manufacturer of gene sequencing devices borne out of incubators at Intel, in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Then they found a glitch.The kind of space that they were looking for, called wet lab space, wasn’t very abundant here. As a young company still raising its early funds, they had to find space to rent. Building their own space was a nonstarter.“When you’re young and early, you’ve got to put your capital toward tech development,” he said. “You can’t be spending $300,000 to a $1 million just to build a space to start working.”Northshore Bio, as it would eventually be called, made a compromise: locate its administrative offices in Camas, near the robust research scene revolving around Oregon Health & Science University, and its wet lab space in Seattle.It’s one company’s story, but it offers a glimpse into some directions Clark County has to take to reach its goal of becoming a hotbed for life sciences firms. Seattle has a road map: a powerhouse research institution in its backyard, capital investors, and it is loaded with lab space and other infrastructure.last_img read more

San Diego County Hepatitis A Flu Update

first_imgSan Diego County Hepatitis A & Flu Update Posted: January 23, 2018 Ed Lenderman, January 23, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diego County Health and Human Services is expected to release the latest numbers of flu related deaths and cases today. Ed Lenderman is live at the County Administration center with more on this. Furthermore, The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has voted to end the state of emergency declaration over the hepatitis A outbreak. No new cases have been reported in the last month and the number of deaths has remained at 20 since late October. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman last_img read more

Weather Eye Perfect fall weather is heading our way for weekend

first_imgI could just repeat my column from Tuesday and we would be good. The forecast went as planned with a brief shot of rain and then a few showers scattered about on Tuesday. Skies cleared slowly on Wednesday and this morning was expected to be perhaps the coldest this season.The rest of the week and through the weekend looks just as we mentioned here on Tuesday — fair and mostly sunny. Highs in the mid-70s with maybe some light east winds. Perfect autumn weather. Work outside, play or just relax and watch the hazy daylight turn into darkness. Rest your weary souls under the peace and tranquility of the awesome fall weather.The river of moisture mentioned will be to our northwest, with heavy rain moving into Northwest Washington and British Columbia. There is always a chance it could slide further south but it is not expected to affect us other than maybe some high clouds.Portland tied its 1994 warmest September on record following on the heels of the warmest August. Any complaints? Now that we are well into fall, I have noticed many holly trees loaded with bright red berries. Also, the Douglas firs are loaded with fir cones. Signs of a nasty winter? Our government thinks it will be warmer and drier than normal. Some almanacs are calling for the opposite. Chilly and maybe not so wet.Other weather experts will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at OMSI for the annual winter weather conference hosted by the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Mark your calendars, the public is invited to this always interesting and fun event. Check out its website at read more

POLICE LOG for November 1 More Vote No On 1 Signs Stolen

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, November 1, 2018:2 vehicles were involved on a crash on Lowell Street, near the 93 Exit 38 ramp. Both vehicles towed. No injuries reported. One driver was issued a citation for failure to yield right of way. (9:06am)A caller reported “Vote No On 1” signs were stolen from his Nichols Street home and two neighboring homes overnight. (9:19am)A new resident reported that she just purchased a home on Mass Ave. and there is no Wilmington DPW trash or recycling barrels at the property. DPW notified. (1:32pm)An officer removed a political sign from the Whitfield School site and brought to the police station. (4:41pm)A white 2019 Honda Ridgeline struck a tree on Lawrence Street. Minor injuries suffered. The vehicle was towed. (4:46pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 14: Unlocked Vehicles Entered Overnight; Trouble At Group Home; Street Sign & Mailbox VandalizedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 2: Beer Cans Found At Town Park; Spray Paint At Palmer Park; Sinkhole WorseningIn “Police Log”last_img read more