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Ocado to expand delivery area in England and Wales

first_img RECENTLY-listed online grocery firm Ocado is set to begin delivering to homes in south-west England and south Wales from March, adding 1.5m extra households to its delivery capacity.The company has bought a distribution centre near Bristol to facilitate the expansion, which will create 100 new jobs in the area.The move comes after Ocado earlier this month announced plans to build a second warehouse in North Warwickshire for £210m, in order to invest in its distribution.The new facility, which will create up to 2,000 jobs, will eventually add capacity for 180,000 further orders per week.Ocado has had a rough time of it in the past couple of months, after struggling to get away its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange in July. The company, which has yet to turn a profit, was forced to slash its price at the eleventh hour from the original price range of 200p-275p to just 180p a share.Since then, the shares have fallen even further over continued concerns over Ocado’s strategy, falling to lows of 123.5p before recovering slightly to trade at around 137p at the close of play on Friday. The poor performance comes in spite of the company reporting a 30 per cent boost to quarterly sales last month. Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Ocado to expand delivery area in England and Wales KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Sunday 24 October 2010 11:00 pm Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

Wolf Moon Rising by Betsoft Gaming

first_imgCasino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Wolf Moon Rising by Betsoft Gaming 27th August 2019 | By Aaron Noy Dream big, win big. Enter the mystical lands of Wolf Moon Rising and explore a slot filled to the brim with exciting action & a potential of up to 20000x, as well as a lucrative bonus game that pays both ways and DOUBLES your wins. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Dream big, win big. Enter the mystical lands of Wolf Moon Rising and explore a slot filled to the brim with exciting action & a potential of up to 20000x, as well as a lucrative bonus game that pays both ways and DOUBLES your wins.Featuring classic Betsoft slots gameplay mixed up with the big win capability that players desire, Wolf Moon Rising has several exciting features. Collect the FEATHER TALISMANS to trigger 12 free spins that pay both ways and double them up for a chance at amazing wins.Watch for special symbols that will guide you to fortune. The WOLF MOON symbol can appear on any reel and will award an INSTANT WIN. More symbols equal more wins. The game also features a wild mechanic to make for some intense wins. Exciting ways to win in the newest release by Betsoft!Play a demo of the slot here! You can also download the affiliate pack from First Look Games here! Topics: Casino & games Slots Email Addresslast_img read more

Sabará Apartment / Felipe Rodrigues Arquitetura

first_img Projects “COPY” Year:  Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959834/sabara-apartment-felipe-rodrigues-arquitetura Clipboard 2020 Save this picture!© Maíra Acayaba+ 15Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959834/sabara-apartment-felipe-rodrigues-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Maíra Acayaba Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Felipe Rodrigues Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Manufacturers: REKA, Clami design, Cremme, Desmobilia, Fahrer, Lumini, Plancus móveis especiais, WestwingCity:HigienópolisCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. Following an analysis of the existing unit and client demands, the project’s primary focus was on the property’s main social areas. By observing the apartment’s original plant, we found a pressing need to unify the living room and dining room, which were partially compartmentalized. The kitchen’s layout was also questionable, presenting evident issues in proportion and circulation. As in a game of logic, with few movements of the dividing lines, the resulting space turned out to be very interesting. The premises of the project were therefore defined.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaPart of the existing structure, previously hidden by walls, is now present in the ensemble. The wall opposite the windows, partly pre-existing and partly newly built, has been lined with an extensive shelving unit, which is present in all three ambiences of the space: family room, living room and dining room. There is also an opening that connects to the kitchen, which was preserved during construction, bringing more ventilation and natural lighting to it from the windows at the opposite end of the unit.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaSave this picture!Plan – Final layoutSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaFloor-to-ceiling panels in Freijo wood with embedded pivoting doors were used for the main entrance, restroom and kitchen. During the renovation, the original walls were found to be made of solid brick, common at the time the building was erected and also apparent in the adjacent walls. These were simply painted in white and their texture preserved.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaProject gallerySee allShow lessKITESURF SCHOOL LENÇÓIS MARANHENSESIdeasUrban Development and Investor Competition | Weiße Kaserne Zweibrücken, GermanyBuilt Projects & MasterplansProject locationAddress:R. Sabará – Higienópolis, São Paulo – SP, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments, Renovation, Apartment Interiors•Higienópolis, Brazil Photographs Sabará Apartment / Felipe Rodrigues ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveSabará Apartment / Felipe Rodrigues Arquitetura Apartments Sabará Apartment / Felipe Rodrigues Arquitetura ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeFelipe Rodrigues ArquiteturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsHigienópolisBrazilPublished on April 12, 2021Cite: “Sabará Apartment / Felipe Rodrigues Arquitetura” [Apartamento Sabará / Felipe Rodrigues Arquitetura] 12 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Misoginia de Trump, pilar del capitalismo

first_imgCuando el presidente Donald Trump criticó la apariencia y la inteligencia de Mika Brzezinski, co-anfitriona del programa de MSNBC “Morning Joe”, señaló los dos tipos de viejas censuras contra las mujeres.Aunque su ataque fue inmediatamente denunciado – por mujeres de ambos lados del Congreso y por grupos de derechos de mujeres – Trump no hubiera alardeado de su repugnante odio a la mujer si el patriarcado no fuera uno de los pilares del capitalismo.Desigualdad de la mujer en EUAEjemplos de desigualdad de la mujer en EUA comienzan con la brecha salarial. Las últimas estadísticas muestran que las mujeres ganan 80 centavos por cada dólar que un hombre blanco gana, aunque las mujeres (y los hombres) de color ganan aún menos. El Instituto de Investigación sobre Políticas para la Mujer estima que no será hasta 2059 que las mujeres blancas alcanzarán paridad salarial, mientras que las negras esperarán hasta 2124 y las latinas hasta 2248. ¡Obsceno robo!Eso significa que todas las empresas, corporaciones y tiendas por igual, roban por lo menos 20 centavos de cada dólar que gana una mujer. Según las últimas estadísticas del Departamento de Trabajo, a partir de 2010, las mujeres representaban el 47 por ciento de la mano de obra total de EUA: 72 millones de trabajadoras, o 58,6 por ciento de las 123 millones de mujeres de 16 años o más.No es de extrañar que la clase dominante no quiera una legislación que garantice una amplia licencia de progenitores, cuidado gratuito de niñas/os y cuidado de salud universal. No es de extrañar que uno de los principales medios que las mujeres tienen para el control de sus vidas – el control de la natalidad – está en las barricadas. No es de extrañar que las transexuales de color sean las víctimas de ataques transfóbicos y asesinatos. No es de extrañar que “cada nueve segundos una mujer en EUA es agredida o golpeada”, informa la Coalición Nacional Contra la Violencia Doméstica, mientras Trump planea recortar sus fondos. No es de extrañar que el capitalismo EUA aplique su poderío militar para intimidar al resto del mundo a que cumpla su mandato, afectando desproporcionadamente a las mujeres y sus hijas/os.El uso y el abuso del poder y el control son parte integrante de la sociedad de clase capitalista, ya sea en la sala de juntas o en el dormitorio, ya sea por medio de leyes fiscales que favorezcan a los ricos o con salarios bajos que mantienen a los pobres en pobreza, ya sea la policía asesina o un puño brutal en la casa. No se puede separar el patriarcado – el privilegio de los hombres sobre el derecho a controlar a la mujer como su propiedad privada – del capitalismo, que mantiene el poder a través de la propiedad privada.La lucha continúaLa nominación de Eric Dreiband por Trump el 29 de junio para dirigir la División de Derechos Civiles del Departamento de Justicia es otro ejemplo de su misoginia. Al igual que todos sus nombramientos al gabinete y varios departamentos – que se oponen a la premisa misma de su cargo – Dreiband ha pasado su carrera corporativa oponiéndose a los derechos civiles. No sólo representó al arzobispo católico de Washington, DC, en el caso 2014 de la iglesia contra el beneficio de control de natalidad de la Ley de Asistencia Asequible, sino que defendió a la Universidad de Carolina del Norte en una demanda relacionada con HB 2, la discriminatoria “ley del baño”.Dreiband “tiene vocación de ir contra las mujeres y los derechos LGBT”, dijo Jesselyn McCurdy, subdirectora de la oficina legislativa de la Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles. Vanita Gupta, ex jefa de la División de Derechos Civiles, dijo: “Quien lidere la joya de la corona” del DOJ debe tener una profunda y perdurable fe en las leyes de derechos civiles de nuestra nación … derechos por los que la gente ha muerto”. Llamado Dreiband “lamentablemente no cualificado” porque no tiene experiencia en “derechos de voto, reforma policial, vivienda, educación y crímenes de odio”. (Rewire, 29 de junio)En todas las escalas internacionales de medición, ya sea la representación de las mujeres en el gobierno, los niveles de vida, la longevidad o la mortalidad infantil, EUA está cerca del final de la lista de 40 naciones industriales.Tome la mortalidad infantil. Un informe de nbcnews.com el 21 de marzo señaló que la tasa de muerte por cada 1.000 nacidos vivos en EUA disminuyó de 6,9 en 2005 a 5,8 en 2014 – una disminución del 15 por ciento, según el Centro Nacional de Estadísticas de Salud. Pero es una vergüenza nacional que la tasa en la capital de la nación, una ciudad en gran parte negra, es de 7,9. Compare eso con la tasa de Cuba de 4,3 en 2016. (Ministerio de Salud de Cuba, 1 de enero)¿Por qué la diferencia? Cuba es un país socialista revolucionario que nacionalizó las grandes haciendas y negocios, muchos de propiedad EUA, a partir de 1960, para poder brindar atención médica universal y educación gratuita, luchando por erradicar todas las formas de racismo y chovinismo contra las mujeres y las personas LGBTT. Pone sus recursos donde está su política de principios, a pesar del bloqueo de Washington.Mientras que sólo el socialismo revolucionario puede sentar las bases para acabar con todas las formas de opresión, incluyendo el odio a las mujeres, mucho puede ser y ha sido ganado bajo este sistema a través de la lucha. Cuando esta escritora investigó la brecha salarial en 1970, era de 59 centavos por dólar.Pero es esencial recordar que nuestros reñidos logros pueden ser revertidos por reaccionarios como Trump y su banda de guerreristas y billonarios si no seguimos luchando. Ellos controlan el estado, por lo que la destrucción de éste tiene que ser nuestro objetivo final mientras luchamos por acabar con el sexismo, el racismo, los ataques contra LGBTT y todas las formas de explotación y opresión.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Kumbh Mela 2021: Increase Number Of Daily COVID Testing To At Least 50K Persons Per Day: Uttarakhand High Court Directs Govt.

first_imgNews UpdatesKumbh Mela 2021: Increase Number Of Daily COVID Testing To At Least 50K Persons Per Day: Uttarakhand High Court Directs Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay1 April 2021 6:42 AMShare This – xIn view of the fact that a large population is about to visit the cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh for Kumbh Mela, the Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday (31st March) directed the State Government to increase the number of daily testing to at least 50,000 persons per day.The Bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma has further directed the State Government…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn view of the fact that a large population is about to visit the cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh for Kumbh Mela, the Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday (31st March) directed the State Government to increase the number of daily testing to at least 50,000 persons per day.The Bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma has further directed the State Government to publish the data on the internet with regard to the number of persons found to be COVID-19 positive, and with regard to any death caused by COVID-19. “The said data should also include the age group of persons, who are found to be COVID-19 positive, and those, who may, unfortunately, expire due to the said virus. The said data shall be published by the State Government on a daily basis,” added the Court.The Court also stressed that until and unless a larger section of the population is tested for the presence of COVID-19 virus, it would be impossible to detect the spread of the disease through a large population.Apart from that, the Court perused the report submitted by the State Government which revealed that there is an absence of sanitization dispensers, manual dispensers, inadequate number of changing rooms and washrooms, lack of drinking water facilities, lack of testing kiosks for carrying out COVID-19 test, lack of CCTV cameras, and at many places the roads, leading to the Ghats, have yet to be constructed completely.Another area of concern which the Court, in its order noted, was related to the poor condition of the Hospitals & medical services spread throughout the Kumbh Mela area.Therefore, the Court directed that the Hospitals should be upgraded and should be given the required facilities so as to be able to tackle the re-emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court also directed that a sufficient number of Jal Police should be deployed by the State Government so as to protect people from the possibility of drowning or being washed away by the rapid currents of the river.Other significant directions issued by the CourtNight shelters should not only be constructed and readied, but also be provided with mobile washrooms and urinals, and with drinking water facilities.Those who have taken their first dose of the vaccination, and are certified to be COVID19 negative, shall be permitted to enter the Kumbh Mela area. Encourage those, who are coming to the Kumbh Mela, 9 to take their first or second dose of the vaccine at the designated vaccination centres throughout the Kumbh Mela area.Ensure that the S.O.Ps. issued by the Central and the State Government must be adhered to strictly. Respondents to submit their report with regard to the steps being taken by the respondents for getting rid of the deficiencies pointed out in both the reports submittedWith these directions, the matter was posted for further hearing on 15th April.Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Illegal trafficker busted with seven sharks in pool inside home: Attorney general

first_imgwrangel/iStock(NEW YORK) — An illegal shark trafficker was caught in the jaws of law enforcement this week.The New York State Attorney General’s Office, inconjunction with the Department of Environmental Conservation, announced it arrested Joshua Seguine on possession of seven sharks wih the intent to sell. The sharks, all sandbar sharks, are a protected species under New York law, according to the attorney general.Sandbar sharks cost about $11,500 to acquire legally, the attorney general’s office said in a release.The 38-year-old from LaGrangeville, New York, just outside Poughkeepsie, was officially charged with Illegal Commercialization of Fish, Shellfish, Crustaceans, and Wildlife.“Harboring and selling protected species for one’s personal financial gain is not only illegal, it’s immoral. I applaud the work of DEC’s Bureau of Environmental Crimes, Environmental Conservation Police Officers, and Division of Marine Resources for the investigation that brought these crimes to light and the work of the Attorney General’s office that is bringing this individual to justice,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said in a statement.Seguine has been on DEC’s radar for years, according to the attorney general’s office.He was stopped by authorities in July 2017, when five sharks were found in a tank in the back of his truck. He admitted he was selling the animals to DEC officials.Seguine was allegedly selling the sharks on MonsterFishKeepers.com, a forum for large and rare fish. The site’s marketplace does have a section outlining fish banned for sale in different states.The DEC obtained a search warrant in 2017 and found the sharks in an 18-foot pool at his home. Officials also found a number of dead sharks, including two dead leopard sharks and a dead hammerhead shark.Though the sharks were discovered almost two years ago, Seguine wasn’t arraigned until Tuesday. His next court date is April 16.The seven sandbar sharks are currently being taken care of at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Role of krill versus bottom-up factors in controlling phytoplankton biomass in the northern Antarctic waters of South Georgia

first_imgThe extent to which Antarctic phytoplankton stocks are controlled by ‘bottom-up’ and/or ‘top-down’ factors is highly variable. Here we consider data collected at South Georgia during 3 summer surveys that recorded substantial hydrographic variability. A suite of bottom-up and top-down controlling factors were measured simultaneously at the mesoscale. Sea surface temperature varied by>2 degrees C, macronutrients ranged from near-winter concentrations to near-depleted, while mean densities of a major grazer, krill Euphausia superba, varied between near-zero and>400 g wet mass m(-2). A general linear model was used to identify the main factors implicated in the observed differences in phytoplankton biomass. Despite east-to-west and on- to off-shelf temperature gradients, temperature per se was not implicated in phytoplankton variability. Also, while there was an abundance of NO3-N in surface waters, NH4-N was the key nutrient throughout. A domed relationship between phytoplankton and krill peaked between 2 and 4 mg chlorophyll a m(-3) and 6 and 30 g krill m(-2). The positive side of this dome was represented by the west off-shelf region downstream of South Georgia. Here, an ample supply of micro- and macronutrients promoted high primary production, and low densities of krill presumably had little grazing effect, This positive relationship between krill and phytoplankton biomasses was interpreted as krill accumulating in areas of good feeding conditions. The negative side of the dome was typified by the east off-shelf region, where macronutrients remained high, primary production rates were low, and krill densities were very high. The grazing rates calculated here suggested that krill affect their food stocks severely, and the negative krill-phytoplankton relationship in this region may reflect locally high krill densities driving down their food supply.last_img read more

No. 8 BYU returns from bye week to host North Alabama

first_img Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThe eighth-ranked Cougars had a week off to rest up after a big win over a then-ranked Boise State team.Now they face a North Alabama team this weekend that’s winless in three games this season. The game kicks off at 1:00 pm with a 12:30 pregame show on KSVC 980 AM, 100.5 FM and at midutahradio.com.BYU won’t play again until Dec. 12 against San Diego State. The Cougars might try to pick up another opponent, but this game could be a way to make another statement with the first College Football Playoff rankings set to be released for the first time this season on Nov. 24. Tags: BYU Cougars Football/North Alabama Lions November 19, 2020 /Sports News – Local No. 8 BYU returns from bye week to host North Alabama Written bylast_img read more

CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE

first_img“THE PORKER OF THE MONTH” UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE MIKE TURNER (R-OHIO) SUBMITTED BY CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTECitizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has named Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) Porker of the Month for leading the effort to spend more taxpayer dollars on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) – the most expensive weapons system in U.S. history. The F-35 has been plagued with a myriad of problems since its inception. The program has been in development for 17 years, is seven years behind schedule, and is $200 billion over budget. Despite these ongoing failures, on April 3 Rep. Turner, who co-chairs the House JSF Caucus, announced a proposal to purchase 102 additional F-35 aircraft. Rep. Turner praised the F-35’s supposed “unique capabilities” less than one year after the House Armed Services Committee found that the F-35C “may not have the range it needs to strike enemy targets” and that the JSF “may actually have been out of date years ago.” For attempting to throw even more taxpayer dollars into the F-35 money pit, Rep. Turner is the April Porker of the Month. Read more about the Porker of the Month.enews longCCAGW Releases Annual Congressional Ratings The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) has released its annual Congressional Ratings, identifying those members of Congress who vote in the interests of taxpayers and those who waste taxpayer dollars. The latest edition of the Ratings examines 14 Senate and 55 House roll call votes related to tax, spending, transparency, and accountability measures. Five members of the House of Representatives and four Senators earned the coveted title of Taxpayer Super Hero by achieving the highest possible score of 100 percent. On the other end of the spectrum, seven representatives and 24 senators had a perfectly abysmal score of zero. CCAGW congratulates those members who stood by taxpayers and championed fiscal responsibility throughout the second session of the 115th Congress. Find out how your members of Congress stack up.enews longCCAGW Persuades House Republicans to Reject a Government Internet TakeoverIn the weeks leading up to the April 10 vote in the House of Representatives on the so-called “Save the Internet Act,” CCAGW launched a digital advertising campaign urging House Republicans to vote against this Democratic legislative initiative. The Save the Internet Act would restore Obama Administration regulations of the internet that stifled investment, limited innovation, slowed deployment of the latest broadband technologies across the nation, and ultimately restricted economic growth. While the bill ultimately passed the Democratic-controlled House by a vote of 232 to 190, all but one Republican, Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.), voted against the measure, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has declared that the bill is “dead on arrival” in the Senate. Read more about the Democrats’ proposed government takeover of the internet.enews longFrom “The WasteWatcher”In order to pay for California Governor Gavin Newsom’s (D) bloated $209 billion budget, state legislators are looking to tax everything under the sun, explains CAGW Policy and Government Affairs Manager Peter Klensch on CAGW’s blog, “The WasteWatcher.” Among the proposals to increase revenue are new taxes and fees on soda, batteries, painkillers, telephones, new tires, notary registrations, and much more. The proposed tax on soda and sweetened beverages are among the most egregious, as regressive soda taxes have already failed in states like Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Washington. “The last things Californians need right now are more taxes and more government intervention in their everyday lives. These paternalistic proposals signal that California continues to ignore its constituents, as it barrels toward becoming the ultimate nanny state,” concludes Klensch. Read more on “The WasteWatcher,” CAGW’s staff blog.enews longFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Discounted Registration for StandUp4SEALS Beach Events on Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgAmerican flags line the beach obstacle course during the inaugural StandUp4SEALS Beach Challenge in May 2013 in Ocean City, NJ.The StandUp4SEALs Beach Challenge will return to Ocean City for its second year on Memorial Day Weekend, and registration is now open for its three events: a stand-up paddleboard race, a beach obstacle course race and a fun run for kids.In its first year, the event attracted more than 600 competitors for the combined events and raised $46,515 to benefit the families of Navy SEALS killed in service. Event organizers have a fundraising goal of $150,000 this year, according to Mike Vaules.The inaugural event last year filled a gap in Ocean City’s special events calendar and provided a spectacle for visitors watching obstacle-course competitors run through a water-filled pit sprayed by a fire hose, crawl under the Ocean City Music Pier, carry sand-filled sacks, perform calisthenics, traverse balance beams, and climb walls. The stand-up paddleboard race includes a box course that starts and finishes on the beach and takes racers through the surf.This year’s event is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 24, on the beach at Eighth Street in Ocean City. Event organizers are offering a 10 percent discount off registration fees for any OCNJ Daily reader who follows the link below.Register to participate in the event at a 10-percent discount.Read more about the StandUp4SEALS events and how to help.StandUp4SEALs benefits One Team One Fight, a partnership between the Navy SEAL Foundation and The 31 Heroes Project (named for the SEALS killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011).This year, the event also will benefit the Travis Manion Foundation. Manion was a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and a Marine from Doylestown, Pa., who was killed in action in Iraq on April 29, 2007.“If not me, then who?” Manion told his mother when she asked why he had to leave for his second deployment.“That statement has become the backbone for the Travis Manion Foundation and inspires myself and the entire StandUp4 SEALs team to volunteer our time and raise as much funding as possible,” Vaules said.last_img read more