Gilboa Dam rehab could be problematic

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion In the 1960s, Schoharie was hit with a severe drought, the Gilboa Reservoir didn’t spill for 18 months, the hypoliminion became polluted, flow at Prattsville dropped to 4.6 ft3/sec., and New York City for the first and only time opened construction tubes at the base of Gilboa Dam and dumped the polluted water into Schoharie Creek.Now that New York City is rehabbing the Gilboa Dam, it plans to guarantee a minimum release into the Schoharie Creek. This may be possible during normal times, but I suspect New York City will not release water in case of a drought. This will put the Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa pumped storage facility in danger of not being fully functional. There will be too little water from inflow to make up for evaporation and seepage losses. When it’s hot and windy, the exposed mud flats that are periodically flooded and submerged during pump/generation will be ideally suited at pumping water into the air. This will be driven by the temperature of the mud, humidity, air temperature and wind speed.Any attempt to limit evaporation losses will involve putting a barrier between the mud and the air above.Richard Moody Jr.Schoharie,More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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Gold Coast real estate leaders call for stamp duty reform

first_img Gold Coast gated community a safe haven for southern buyers Kollosche director Michael Kollosche.The call for major stamp duty reform was echoed by Kollosche director Michael Kollosche who said a serious reduction would stimulate transactions. “I would have gone even further and dropped stamp duty to one per cent,” he said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“I think 5.5 per cent even under normal circumstances is ridiculous. “To drop stamp duty down considerably in the current environment will encourage more people to take advantage of it and transact.” MORE NEWS: Gold Coast penthouse gets “tacky” makeover Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:04Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:04 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCameron Kusher Covid-19 update02:05GOLD Coast real estate leaders have joined the statewide call for urgent stamp duty reform to stimulate the market and protect jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.The Real Estate Industry of Queensland (REIQ) this week put forward a relief package to the State Government listing a raft of recommendations to minimise the economic impacts of COVID-19.Among the most immediate recommendations, the REIQ is asking the State Government to:Extend the First Home Buyers Grant to include established housing. Reduce stamp duty by 75 per cent for the period of the coronavirus pandemic.Reduce development application costs across all Local Governments by 50 per cent and streamline application processes. REIQ Gold Coast Zone Chairman Andrew Henderson.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson applauded the proposed package but said stamp duty reform must go even further. “There needs to be some heavy stamp duty reform. It’s well overdue and it needs to be permanent going forward, not just for COVID-19,” he said.“The world has changed but the government continues to have a tax that doesn’t suit the individual’s needs because they can’t control their spending.”center_img Harcourts Coastal MD Dane Atherton.Harcourts Coastal managing director Dane Atherton said an analysis of their buyer inquiry showed a 100 per cent increase in the week following the Job Keeper package announcement, however further incentives were needed to stimulate the market. “The State Government has been a significant beneficiary of the property industry for many years and it’s time they took steps to preserve jobs in the industry by relaxing some of the revenue streams that have been so lucrative,” he said. “The property sector includes everyone from building inspectors, to pest inspectors, stylists, renovators, removalists … there’s a big spin off. “Stimulating property could be the thing that keeps the economy going.” Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell said a reduction in stamp duty was the most pertinent recommendation for government to consider.“Without a stimulant the State Government may receive no stamp duty whatsoever,” Mr Bell said.“A discount on stamp duty would certainly support the real estate market; helping both existing property owners by avoiding a downturn in prices, as well as new home buyers by making it more affordable to purchase.”last_img read more

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Deliverance Baptist Church contributes to relief efforts

first_img Tweet FaithLifestyleLocalNews Deliverance Baptist Church contributes to relief efforts by: Dominica Vibes News – September 4, 2015 Sharing is caring! 983 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share The Deliverance Baptist Church, in collaboration with partner churches in the United States, delivered one hundred and ten (110) care relief packages to the villages of Coulibistrie and Colihaut on Thursday 3 September 2015. The packages, which contained dried goods and water, were donated in an effort to bring relief to those affected by Tropical Storm Erika. In addition, over fifty (50) pairs of shoes were donated.Pastor of the Deliverance Baptist Church, David Serrant informed Dominica Vibes that the church has been trying to alleviate the stress of the situation following the passing of the storm. “On Sunday the 30th of August we delivered a number of packages to the Roseau Primary School where the people from Bath Estate who were affected are now being housed and we were able to present them with a number of food packages”.Serrant further stated that the food items which were delivered to Coulibistrie and Colihaut were all purchased locally and in the coming days the church will reach out to more communities to be a blessing to them.“We see this as an opportunity to express the love of Jesus especially to those who are in need at this moment”.Assistant Pastor Isidore Douglas presenting a package to an elder of the Coulibistrie ChurchHe informed that while the first part of the donations were funded by the church, majority of the funds are coming from friends in the United States who saw the devastation of the storm.Pastor Serrant said the Church, which has been instrumental in sourcing international donors and churches to help construct homes for those in need; this is the perfect opportunity to turn this into a long term project. “We are foreseeing a number of problems. Many of the persons who lost their homes do not have land any more and I am not sure if the authorities are going to allow them to build where they were,” he noted. “There is going to be quite a bit of relocation taking place, however we want to position ourselves that when we get the go ahead and people are able, that we will be there to assist as we have been doing in the past,” the Pastor explained.He said the Church sympathizes and empathizes with those who suffered lost to family members, loved ones and property. “There is fear and uncertainty of the future residing in the hearts of many persons. I want to offer a word of hope to them by saying all is not lost, out of the ashes they can rise and God is able to make something better out of them,” Pastor Dave encouraged.Fatal error: Theme at https://www.dominicavibes.dm/wp-content/plugins/image-gallery-reloaded/themes/classic/galleria.theme.min.js could not load, check theme path.– / 26last_img read more

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Flash Flood Watch in effect for Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! Photo credit: amild.us.blogspot.comA trough system will produce some unsettled weather over the Eastern Caribbean over the next few days.As a result, generally cloudy skies, scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms can be expected across the island. Therefore, the general public should be vigilant and exercise caution as increased showers may cause rivers to overflow their banks and already saturated soils to slip. Hikers should be vigilant and exercise caution.A flood watch is in effect until Tuesday December 6th 2011.For updated weather information please call the weather hotline at (767) 4475555.Dominica Meterological Service Share 7 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share LocalNews Flash Flood Watch in effect for Dominica by: – December 5, 2011last_img read more

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La Liga clubs to lose up to €957m if season is cancelled

first_img According to reports from Marca, initial estimates of a €648 shortfall could be dwarfed if the Champions League and Europa League are cancelled. The cessation of all club football would be the most financially damaging prospect, however the report states the amount will be significantly reduced if football returns in some form. Estimates range from losses of €303.4M if the season is completed behind closed doors, to €156.4M if fans can return.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All? La Liga clubs could stand to lose up to an incredible €957M if the 2019-20 season is cancelled in the coming weeks. Domestic football in Spain is suspended indefinitely amid the continuing Covid 19 lock down, with UEFA also confirming the postponement of all European competitions. Read Also: Barcelona stars unconvinced by club’s first pay cut proposal La Liga are reportedly in negotiations with players union AFE, with proposals in place for salary cuts to ease the financial impact. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have both announced 70% wage reductions and support packages for non playing staff in recent days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Herbert Brothers score big in Cincinnati film contest

first_imgCininnati, Oh. — Congratulations to Batesville-based The Herbert Brothers. Their film, “The Passenger” won in nine categories in the Cincinnati 48-Hour Film Project.The film won in the following categories:Best PosterBest Use of the LineBest Costume and MakeupBest Lead ActorBest LocationBest Sound DesignBest CinematographyBest FilmBest EditingA link to the film is here.last_img

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Bedel named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Finalist

first_imgBatesville, In. — Mr. Andy Allen of Batesville High School has introduced Adam M. Bedel as a Finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Adam is among approximately 16,000 semifinalists for 2019 from across the nation and were recently named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Adam is the son of David and Angela Bedel.Bedel is the 25th Batesville High School student to reach the National Merit Finalist status. Each will continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered this spring. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2019 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.last_img read more

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Governor Eric Holcomb directs flags to be flown at Half-Staff through holiday weekend

first_imgImage from PixabayStatewide— Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags statewide to be flown at half-staff on Sunday to honor the victims of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. Flags should be flown at half-staff from now until sunset Sunday, May 24.Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags to half-staff until sunset Sunday to commemorate the victims of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic.Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 25.Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags to half-staff on Monday to commemorate Memorial Day.last_img read more

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Acadia Fire soccer team makes it to the State Cup

first_img Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Bio Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Latest Postscenter_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 ELLSWORTH — This year’s U12 coed Acadia Fire soccer team was just the second one in the academy’s eight-year history to make it to the State Cup.The team was also the only one in the league of some eight teams to have girls on its roster.Sixth graders Lelia Weir of Bar Harbor and Addi Laslie of Ellsworth have been showing boys what it means to play like a girl for the past several years. The team just wrapped up its season, losing to the Velocity Soccer Club from Portland 3-1 in the championship on June 13 at Thomas College. Acadia Fire entered the final undefeated.“Our teams are pretty competitive,” said Michael Curless, founder of the Acadia Fire FC Soccer Academy, at a practice on June 2. “Our youth teams have only lost twice in 50 games.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSince starting the academy in 2007, Curless said his club has grown from 30 players to 175 boys and girls ages 6-18 from all over Downeast Maine. It blossomed quickly once Curless started operating out of the Fire House in Trenton — an indoor facility that allows for year-round practice.“I like practicing year-round and not just in the fall,” Weir said. “It’s fun to practice indoors, too, because it helps with skills and quickness.”Lelia Weir puts on a move while practicing with the Acadia Fire U12 coed soccer team on June 2. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSWeir is a midfielder, and Laslie plays forward. Weir is quick to note that Laslie is “really fast.” They’re the only two girls on the team, and they’re best friends.“Playing coed really helped my daughter,” Curless said of the Mount Desert Island High School standout, Opal, who recently graduated and received a scholarship to play for Syracuse University in New York. “They [Weir and Laslie] have made a lot of improvements.”Playing with boys no longer seems to faze the girls.Weir said players on opposing teams take her and Laslie seriously “most of the time,” but she uses the idea of them not doing so as motivation.“Normally, you think that they’re not as strong,” Weir said, referring to the perception of female athletes. “I always picture them not taking me seriously. I feel like I do better when I do that.”Weir also participated in the academy’s SoccerFit! program, where she worked on improving her strength. She can now dead lift 160 pounds.“She loves it,” said her father, Jaime Weir, also an Acadia Fire coach. “They’re a really tight-knit group.”It shows.While answering questions, one of the girls’ teammates interrupted to offer his support.“No pressure!” he called out. Lelia Weir and Laslie both smiled and rolled their eyes.“Sometimes they’re annoying,” Lelia Weir said.For more information about Acadia Fire and its upcoming programs, visit acadiafiresoccer.com.PHOTO COURTESY OF JAIME WEIR EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

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Bill says schools must provide digital versions of textbooks

first_imgLong lines at the bookstore and high textbook prices could eventually be a thing of the past thanks to a California bill that will require universities to offer texts through electronic readers such as the Kindle or the Nook.Senate Bill 48 adds a section to the California Education Code, mandating that all textbooks be offered “in whole or in part” through electronic readers by 2020. Initially, the bill only targeted public colleges, but it was amended to include private universities as well. The bill is aimed at lowering the financial burden of buying textbooks. Though students will be required to purchase an electronic reader to access these texts and may run into additional fees, the overall costs will be less than buying traditional textbooks.Smart shoppers · A state bill mandates that schools provide an option for students to buy textbooks on electronic readers, allowing them to avoid the bookstore and potentially save money. – Heather Lee | Daily Trojan Susan Metros, USC’s deputy chief information officer and associate vice provost for technology-enhanced learning, said USC is already exploring alternative ways to offer textbooks.“Our faculty are looking closely at electronic textbooks as an alternative, when appropriate, to replace print,” said Metros, who is also a professor of visual design and clinical education.She noted that current digital readers lack some of the capabilities necessary to display textbooks.“There are issues with the first generation of readers and the content that they support,” she said.Despite the push from the state to increase access via digital readers, Director of the USC Bookstores Daniel Archer said the core issue is lowering costs, whether through electronic readers or some other medium.“To me, the larger issue is how we control cost,” Archer said. “The bookstore, for the last 20 years, has been on this path of migration. There have been so many movements to try to nip the price problem in the bud.”Though the increase in digital textbooks might cause a decrease in textbook sales at the bookstore, Archer said the bookstore would be able to fill any missing revenue with other products, such as those offered in the basement of the store.Still, Archer said he does not think the bill will have much of an impact, he believes students prefer reading texts in print. He added that the bookstore is already looking at other ways to keep costs down, including relying more on custom publishing.Though students supported the effort to decrease textbook costs, most thought the bill would be better if the texts could be viewed on a computer, so they could be printed.“In one of my [communication] classes the professor told us there was no need to buy the textbook because all of the readings were going to be articles she was going to send us,” said Laura Escobar-Vallecillo, a sophomore majoring in communication. “It made me really happy because it was an $100 textbook.”She added that she still prefers printed texts.Samuel Treviño, a freshman majoring in archeology, said he enjoys using online sources in his classes, but he also likes to interact with textbooks by writing in and highlighting them.“I think as long as students have the option to have the physical textbook too, [this bill] would be fine with me,” Treviño said.last_img read more

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