Shawnee’s fourth fire station construction on schedule

first_imgShawnee councilmembers took a tour of the construction site of the city’s fourth fire station at 53rd Street and Woodsonia Drive.Construction of Shawnee’s fourth fire station is still on schedule, city leaders reported Tuesday evening to councilmembers.Fire Station 74 will be located on the southwest corner of 53rd Street and Woodsonia Drive. John Mattox, Shawnee fire chief, said McCown Gordon is on schedule to complete construction by Jan. 21.The station will have a footprint of roughly 9,135 square feet, including two apparatus bays. It will also have a time capsule, which the Shawnee fire department intends to keep sealed for 50 years, until 2069.Shawnee Fire Chief John Mattox said 11,000 rooftops will see an improvement of 1 to 5 minutes in response time once the fire station on the northwestern part of the city is complete.“Northwest Shawnee has grown so much, and now we finally feel like we’re growing with it by adding this fire station out here,” Mattox said.Adding a fire station at that location affects the most people in Shawnee compared with other possible locations, he added. In fact, 11,000 rooftops — roughly 22,000 to 30,000 people, or one-third of the city population — will see an improvement of 1 to 5 minutes in response time when the station opens.Significant population growth in the northwestern part of Shawnee has created an increased demand for fire services, according to city records of the project.“The large geographic area to be served combined with limited mutual aid options has resulted in longer than desirable response times to the above part of the community,” city staff reported.The Shawnee council approved a mill rate increase to fund the project.last_img read more

How much job hopping is too much?

first_imgSurvey reveals five jobs in 10 years may raise red flagsLeaving one job for a better one can be a smart career move, but too many employment changes in a short time span can give human resources managers cause for concern. In a Robert Half survey, HR managers interviewed said an average of five job changes in 10 years can prompt worries you’re a job hopper.The survey was developed by Robert Half and conducted by an independent research firm. It is based on interviews with more than 300 HR managers at companies with 20 or more employees in the United States.HR managers were asked, “Over a 10-year span, how many job changes, in your opinion, would it take for a professional to be viewed as a job hopper?” The mean response was five.“The job market has been unpredictable in recent years, and employers understand job candidates may have had short stints in some positions,” says Paul McDonald, Robert Half senior executive director. “However, businesses look for people who will be committed to the organization, can contribute to the company, and help it reach its short- and long-term goals. Too much voluntary job hopping can be a red flag.”Robert Half offers questions to consider when determining if you should stay at your current job or look for a new one: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Family Law Rules of Procedure amended

first_img September 1, 2010 Regular News Family Law Rules of Procedure amended F amily Law Rules of Procedure amendedFlorida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.928 must now be filled out and filed with all cases filed under the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, following action by the Supreme Court.In the ruling, the court noted in a past opinion it had required the form for all cases filed or reopened under that Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, where it also requested the Juvenile Court Rules Committee to prepare a rule amendment with a similar provision for juvenile cases.The committee filed a report requiring the form for Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights Proceedings, Proceedings for Families and Children in Need of Services, and Other Proceedings (Parts II, III, and IV in the rules), but not for juvenile delinquency cases (Part I).The court made it apply to all four parts.“We decline to exclude juvenile delinquency proceedings from the requirement that Form 12.928 be filed in juvenile cases. The information provided on the form is needed in juvenile delinquency proceedings to enable the state’s court system to best serve that population as well,” the opinion said. “Furthermore, the completion of the one form is not overly burdensome.”New Rule 8.003 became effective with the release of the opinion. The court acted in In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Rule 8.003, case no. SC09-2195.last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Indonesian H5N1 update, latest in zombie preparedness, polio in Pakistan, dengue control

first_imgOct 17, 2011H5N1 suspected in death of Indonesian motherThe mother of two Indonesian children from Bali who died recently from H5N1 avian flu has died at her home after having a fever and being treated in the hospital, according to a report today from Bird Flu Information Corner, a Web message board operated by Kobe University in Japan and Airlangga University in Indonesia. The woman died 2 days after leaving the hospital, where her blood tests were negative for H5N1 infection. Public health officials suspect that the woman may have had an H5N1 infection and are taking precautions, such as having officers wear protective clothing and requiring mourners to wear masks, according to the report. It’s not clear if the woman had received oseltamivir (Tamiflu) prophylaxis after H5N1 was confirmed in her children, who died in the hospital on Oct 9. Translated reports from the Indonesian media on the mother’s death said she had fled the hospital before she died, according to FluTrackers, an infectious disease message board that monitors foreign-language news reports. Family illness clusters raise concerns about possible human-to-human H5N1 spread, though in this instance cause of the mother’s death hasn’t been confirmed, and previous media reports suggested a possible common exposure to the virus. The children had reportedly handled dead poultry in their home.Oct 16 FluTrackers postOct 10 CIDRAP News storyCDC introduces zombie preparedness graphic novellaThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced publication of a new two-part graphic novella, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic” as a fun way of conveying the importance of emergency planning. The novella features Todd and Julie, a young couple, and their dog Max as they cope with a strange new disease that turns people into zombies. The CDC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Web site also plays a key role as Todd searches online for preparedness tools to cope with the unfolding pandemic—caused by a flu-like virus dubbed Z5N1. The CDC’s home page for the teaching tool says, “Stick around to the end for a surprising twist that will drive home the importance of being prepared for any emergency.” Readers can find a real-life all-hazards preparedness checklist at the end of part 2 of the novella.CDC zombie novella landing pageEmergency Preparedness and Response planning pagePakistan’s religious leaders urge polio vaccinationPakistani religious leaders yesterday urged parents to have their children under 5 years old immunized against polio, the Lahore-based newspaper The Nation reported today. Muslim scholars Maulana Hazrat Said and Maulana Riazullah said at a press conference that, contrary to what some groups are propagating, the vaccine contains nothing against the Islamic faith nor harmful ingredients. The leaders emphasized that refusing the vaccine risks polio-caused paralysis in their children and said it is society’s responsibility to eradicate the disease. Pakistan is battling an outbreak of more than 100 polio cases this year, according to recent news reports.WHO urges coordinated anti-dengue effort in the Western PacificWestern Pacific countries need to make a more committed, coordinated effort against dengue fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged in a news release last week. At a Regional Committee for the Western Pacific Region in Manila, the agency said that, of 2.5 billion people at risk globally, 1.8 billion, or 70%, live in Asia-Pacific counties. In 2010 nations in the WHO’s Western Pacific region confirmed nearly 354,000 dengue cases and 1,075 deaths. Countries reporting a “significant” number of cases in the region this year are Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam, with Cambodia and Singapore reporting an increase over 2010 case numbers. The WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, Dr Shin Young-soo, said in the release, “We should integrate dengue prevention and control activities into proven initiatives such as Integrated Vector Management and the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases,” adding that community involvement is a crucial element.last_img read more

Fran̤ois Darchis РAir Liquide positions itself for a leading role in the energy sector

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The true cost of social mobility

first_imgYour feature about social mobility underplayed what can be the biggest barrier for applicants to the law – money (see [2009] Gazette, 20 August, 8). The starting point will be the costs of a first degree. If it is not in law, then the student has to take and pass the graduate diploma in law. All candidates must then take and pass the legal practice course. Finally they must live on a trainee’s salary for two further years before entering practice, often at a salary barely higher than they trained at. They have to be prepared to take the very real risk that they will not be offered a training contract at the end of their LPC, or employment at the end of their training contract. The total cost of legal education will rarely be less than £20,000 and often more. Of that sum, £10,000 will have gone to finance the LPC alone. It stands to reason that it is going to be much easier for students from middle-class families, who are more likely to get parental support, to incur these costs than those from poorer backgrounds, including the significant number who will be supported by a single parent. Currently, the support available towards postgraduate stage costs is minimal. Unless this or a future government tackles the financial barrier to entry to the legal profession it will inevitably remain largely the domain of the well-off. Steve Willey, East Marton, Skipton, Yorkshirelast_img read more

Cooper Landing Community Hit Hard By Economic Impact From Wildfire

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享When a wildfire strikes, as it has like the Swan Lake Fire between Sterling and Cooper Landing residents have often been constrained to a closed down or a single two-lane road as the fire blazed behind them. The Swan Lake Fire has caused visitors to cancel trips, and fishing guides and other businesses in Cooper Landing are starting to suffer. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce on Wednesday declared a local disaster emergency for the Kenai Peninsula Borough due to multiple wildfires and high fire danger throughout the borough and outside of its cities. James: “I’m cutting my staff, and will probably have to cut more staff. We will probably be going down to our winter hours starting next week, because I’m losing most of my staffing.”  In a small community like Cooper Landing, not everyone can afford the economic toll of a large wildfire. On Thursday, the popular Gwin’s Lodge Roadhouse Restaurant in Cooper Landing announced on social media that due to the financial impacts of the fire they would be “closing their doors until further notice”. The store is open and cabins are open but the restaurant is closed.Refuge Manager Andy Loranger: “I recognize the length of this event I think we are going on 80 days, I recognize that it has had not good substantial impacts on Kenai Peninsula residents, and I recognize that the unexpected events over the weekend have worsened those impacts and I regret you are going through what you are going through.”  Cooper Landing resident Cheryle James says she’s still trying to keep her store Wildman’s open for business. But James says the smoke and sporadic highway closures have caused the business to suffer. The declaration states the borough has already expended significant resources attempting to protect public safety, and it is unable to provide effective response to the fires. In the declaration it states: “the recreational areas of Cooper Landing have been seriously affected by heavy smoke and the community has suffered many major transportation disruptions.”last_img read more

Cop babysitters

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS HEALTH laws are taking police off the streets to look after dangerous volatile psychotic patients, many high…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Irish Gold for Oranmore Judo Coach

first_imgRichard Murphy, the Oranmore Judo Club’s Competition Coach, took Gold medal at the Irish Open in Dublin yesterday, winning all three of his fights with the maximum score – ippon – perfect throws.The Oranmore club’s Eireann Murphy (aged 7) took Bronze in her category at the Open tournament and the club was also ably represented by Luke Murphy (aged 9), all from Clarinbridge, Co. Galway.The club has been a centre for judo training for over 30 years and includes among its past and present members many of the country’s notable judo practitioners and representatives, including the current President of the Irish Judo Association.Judo means ‘the gentle – or flexible – way’. It is a sport and a martial art that is not about weight, nor strength, but about balance, skill, and attitude. New members of any level or age are welcome. The dojo, where the action takes place, is open to Juniors at Oranmore Community Centre from 6.30pm every Wednesday and Friday during the season and from 7.30 for Seniors.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Northwestern State Student-Athletes Raise Funds for St. Jude

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – The Northwestern State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee completed its 2014 “Pop Tab” drive to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With the help of other student organizations on campus, Northwestern State collected a record total 814 pounds of tabs. Sam Houston State finished behind Northwestern State for the third consecutive year, collecting 313.5 pounds of pop tabs. McNeese State finished third with 235.1 pounds followed by Central Arkansas (172.8) and Lamar (100.4) as the only Southland schools to collect more than 100 pounds. As a conference, 1,731.6 pounds of pull tabs were collected for the Ronald McDonald House. The “Pop Tab Drive” is one of several community service projects Northwestern State student-athletes undertake to help the Natchitoches community. Demon student-athletes also take part in activities that support organizations such as Samaritan’s Feet, Operation Support Our Troops, American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, Can River Children’s Home and many other local community groups. The entire Northwestern State campus, including SAAC, Greek Life, Student Activities and other on-campus organizations, contributed to the drive.center_img The total earned Northwestern State the Southland Conference “Pop Tab Drive” championship for the third consecutive year with the Demons collecting more than all the other participating league members. Demon student-athletes collected pop tabs from soft drink cans, which will be turned over for recycling and the money will go to St. Jude’s. The 2014 total was more than 500 pounds than the previous record of 297.6 pounds set by Northwestern State during the 2011-12 academic year.last_img read more