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Alberta budget reduces spending on wildfire protection to save money › Medicine Hat News

By John Cotter, The Canadian Press on March 30, 2015.EDMONTON – The Alberta government plans to reduce funding for preventing and fighting wildfires this year to save money.Alberta Environment’s budget calls for $6.5 million less in spending for Firesmart, a program that includes cash for clearing brush and trees away from…

Hershey Christian School students receive ribbons for creative writing: Private School Roundup

Private School Roundup includes news about East Shore and West Shore private schools.CARLISLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMYCarlisle Christian Academy will present a performance of "Where the Lilies Bloom," 7 p.m. May 1 and May 2 in the Academy's gymnasium, 1412 Holly Pike, South Middleton Twp. Ticket cost: Friday evening, May 1, Dessert & Theater…

Lost but not forgotten: Birmingham seaman aboard last U.S. sub sunk in WWII

When family members arrive at Colette Smith's Hoover home for a long-overdue reunion in April, the topic of conversation will likely turn to one relative who died in World War II aboard the last American naval vessel lost during the battle.George Vines Heaton was just 20 years old when he was a seaman aboard the U.S.S.

BP spill continues to threaten Gulf wildlife, National Wildlife Federation says

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to pose a significant threat to wildlife in and around the Gulf of Mexico, with at least 20 species seeing continued problems five years after the accident, according to a report released Monday (Mar. 30) by the National Wildlife Federation."Given the significant quantity of…
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Daily Business Report-March 30, 2015, San Diego Metro Magazine

Supporters of convention center expansion hope it will keep the wildly popular Comic-Con in San Diego.Consultant Hired to Perform AnotherStudy of Convention Center ExpansionExpansion of the San Diego Convention Center will be the subject of another consultants study to evaluate the type of expansion and the financial and…
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RED BANK: SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN

The JBJ Soul Kitchen on Monmouth Street is the setting for a special Spring Into Healthier Cooking event starring chef-nutritionist Diane Henderiks.Proclaiming that “the warmer weather is finally here!” (and that “it’s time to put the cold weather and comfort foods behind us”), nationally noted nutritionist Diane Henderiks commandeers the kitchen Jon and Dorothea Bon Jovi’s JBJ Soul Kitchen…

Major discoveries: Women have excelled in math, science and engineering

Did you know that a woman developed the computer compiler the computer software that makes it possible to talk to computers in human language and not numbers? Or that a woman developed the first effective childhood leukemia drug? Or that a woman invented Kevlar? Or that the founders of the field of industrial engineering had 12 children so that they could test their theories?

200 years of Anglo-American peace

Since 1815, U.S., Britain have been peaceful friends.(Photo: Marvin Halelamien / AP)This year, 2015, marks 200 years of unbroken Anglo-American peace. The Battle of New Orleans, the last military event of the War of 1812, was also the last time British and American soldiers ever faced each across a battlefield.Sometimes its difficult to notice things that dont happen in history.

Simsbury Free Library Announces April Events

In April , The Simsbury Free Library (SFL) will continue its Genealogy Road Show , Drop In Book Club, and Films programs. For all events, RSVP via email ([email protected]) or phone (860-408-1336).Genealogy Road ShowSaturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.If you are researching your family tree, but don't know where else to look to find your missing ancestors, bring in your tree.

How to Repair America -- in 1,000 Words or Less

"Gentlemen, we have run out of funds. Now we have to think." -- Winston ChurchillThe Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) steers into an uncertain future. Photo supply: U.S. Navy.Captain Henry (Jerry) Hendrix (U.S. Navy, retired) worries about America.He worries about the state of the military, and worries about the national debt -- now topping $18.1 trillion.

Louisiana Professor Among Awardees of Presidential Mentoring Award

Washington: An Indian American professor and an academic of Sri Lankan origin are among the 14 individuals, and one organization, who have been named winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.Biology Professor Murty S. Kambhampati of the Southern University at New Orleans…

Haven Energy rejection raises questions about possible land crunch at port

Longview port commissioners rejection earlier this month of Haven Energys proposed $300 million butane/propane export terminal raises some major questions.One: Could any other port property have accommodated the project besides the 75-acre laydown yard, where dockworkers handle break-bulk cargo such as steel and wind turbines?Answer: Yes…

U.S. military challenged maritime claims of 19 countries in 2014 - News - AM 590

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 11:57 a.m. EDTBy David AlexanderWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military conducted freedom of navigation operations last year challenging maritime claims by 19 countries, from China to Argentina, asserting U.S. transit rights in defiance of efforts to impose restrictions, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.It…

Few people visit the Baja peninsula

Chilling in Cabo. Nearby is a more secret spot. FAR from the sprawling, all-inclusive resorts of Mexico’s famous Los Cabos is a part of the Baja California peninsula that few tourists ever see, but should. In one of Mexico’s largest federally protected conservation areas for flora and fauna is a land forested with desert…

AP investigation: Are slaves catching the fish you buy?

Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 6:00 a.m. Editor's note: The Associated Press notified the International Organization for Migration about men in this story, who were then moved out of Benjina by police for their safety. Hundreds of slaves remain on the island, and five other men were in the cage this week.BENJINA, Indonesia —…

The Real Reason for China's Massive Military Buildup

History haunts Chinaand could be driving its A2/AD strategy. Over several different articles, I have been exploring the dynamics of the budding U.S.-China security dilemmaa high-tech drama pitting anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) against what we used to refer to as Air-Sea Battle (ASB)and have offered several different ways…

Carnival Places Massive Shipbuilding Order

Carnival Corp. placed a massive newbuild order on March 26 for nine cruise ships for delivery from 2019 to 2022.The two memorandums of agreement with Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard and Meyer Werft in Germany also include options for additional ships.Carnival Corp. did not specify which brands would get the newbuilds, although European shipping publications suggest one could be a 170…

Mega mall in northwest Miami-Dade offers promise of jobs, fears of congestion

The question and, even more so, his own answer made Omar Olivera sigh heavily. But, yeah, he reluctantly admitted, having a giant shopping mall with a water park, a ski slope and a submarine ride in Northwest Miami-Dade County would be great. Even if it obliterates the pretty, winding canal in which he had just caught a fat bass with his fishing pole.If it does a good job of bringing in dollars…

Automotive, Aerospace and Defense Take Center Stage at the 2015 Americas Altair Technology Confe

May 5-7. Conference and Event Center. system-level design and simulation of electromagnetic systems. addition, Altair Chairman and CEO James R. data analytics," Scapa said. insights on emerging trends and the company's future vision. durable, and efficient products. problems in engineering, sciences and business analytics are discussed.

The Day - EB planning today for tomorrow's growth in Connecticut, Rhode Island

Groton — Around the year 2030, when Electric Boat is turning out both advanced nuclear attack submarines and a new class of ballistic missile submarines, the company anticipates having 18,000 employees, compared to the 13,000 it has today.That means an average of 330 new hires annually in Connecticut and Rhode Island – many of them welders…