SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF CLYDE ROBINSON

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 28, 2013- The Supreme Court ruling in favor of the former director of planning Clyde Robinson; he and his ex-wife had been charged in a scandalous case which alleged the pair acquired crown land, and then sold it or flipped it for $1.5 million to developer Richardson Arthur. But the Civil Recovery lost the case against the pair. The AG in a statement issued by the governor’s office said the chambers is disappointed that the case did not result in a judgement to make Robinson and ex-wife Susanah Bishop pay. The acting AG, Rhondalee Braithwaite Knowles said the ruling was disturbing and an appeal is being seriously considered.Acting Attorney General, Rhondalee Brathwaite-KnowlesThe actg Attorney General did win the related case though. The Supreme court ruled in favour of Civil Recovery Team and the Briathwaite Knowles is delighted that Richardson Arthur will now have to pay up some $1.35 million to the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, which stands shy of $200,000 that was already paid, plus more than 5 years interest. The Supreme Court ruling which came just days ago found that Mr. Arthur knew that the land being transferred to him by the then Minister of Natural Resources McAllister Hanchell, was done so wrongfully. The court also found that the then minister over stepped his boundaries and abused his position as minister. Acting AG Rhondalee Braithwaite, is being criticized for her comments conveyed in that press release… where she expresses her quote, delight in the rulings. Residents lashing out, negatively against her. Nonetheless, Acting AG also explained that the judgment is an important milestone in the Civil Recovery Programme. Brathwaite Knowles says the claim arose out of a serious case of land ‘flipping’ which took place in 2008 where Mr Arthur acquired a piece of Crown land for $50,000 and then almost immediately sold it on for development for $1.35m.last_img read more

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Chef Cristian Rebolledo

first_img Turks and Caicos Conference welcomes Travel Agencies Related Items:beach house, Blue Haven, Chef Cristian Rebolledo, kitchen 218 TCI Chef set to wow at New York food showcase Recommended for you Everyman 20 Reunion Concert a two day event in Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHola! I’m Chef Cristian Rebolledo and I would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year. Let me invite you to experience my new menus at our resorts Beach House and at Blue Haven.Kitchen 218, at Beach house, offers sophisticated dining inspired by my South American roots paired with Caribbean flavors and ingredients. Let me surprise you with my 7 course tasting menu, a real culinary journey.Try our waterfront restaurants F&I and Salt at Blue Haven with a casual outdoor atmosphere and great food, ceviches, steaks , burgers and fresh fish are part of our new culinary concpet .Mention this ad and be my guest for a free welcome drink. I am looking forward to seeing you here. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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All Day business bounce back expo on Saturday in TCI free

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 25, 2017 – Providenciales – A Business Recovery Expo is announced now by the Chamber of Commerce, partners and major sponsor and it will happen this coming Saturday.    President of the Provo Chamber of Commerce, Kyle Smith was flanked by Sophia Thomas, Director at the Center for Entrepreneurial Development and Stephen Murad, the Chief Commercial Officer of DigicelTCI to explain the intention and the expectation of the Expo.Smith said it is about providing an opportunity for answers and experts in one spot for business bounce back in the aftermath of the hurricanes.  Bankers, the TCI Bar Association, insurers,  Invest Turks and Caicos Agency, realtors and motivational speakers will be set up in booths at Digicel’s headquarter office in Provo for the all day event.    Sophia Thomas of the CED said expertise for one’s business to get back on track and to be more resilient will be the message coming from the entities; Thomas reminded that SMEs are the engine of the economy and the Business Recovery Expo will also enable their organization to get a truer sense of how many businesses were impacted by the September storms.The Business Recovery Expo is free, it is this Saturday from 10am to 5pm and the Provo Chamber says it is hoped the event can be repeated annually.#MagneticMediaNews#BusinessRecoveryExpo Related Items:#BusinessRecoveryExpo, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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Govt keeping fish and boat from imprisoned DR poachers

first_img TCI: Dominican Poachers caught by Marine Police Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Three months in prison for the nine Dominican poachers arrested on October 6 by TCI police for stealing fish from TCI waters.   Each man was charged with two marine offences and for each, the judge handed down a 3-month sentence; these will run concurrently though.The crew was found guilty of taking marine product without a license and using an unlicensed boat for commercial fishing.  The fish caught by the DR fishermen and their boat are now the property of the TCI Government by court order.#MagneticMediaNews#DominicanpoacherscaughtPhoto credit: DaMajority Related Items:#Dominicanpoacherscaught, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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TCI Police Crime Updates

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 16, 2018 – Providenciales –Charges and Arrests On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, a 32-year-old man was arrested and charged following investigations into a Burglary that occurred on February 9th, 2018, in Kew Town.A 20-year-old man was formally charged with Burglary and Handling of Stolen goods on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, after a report was made on February 6th, 2018, of a South Dock home burglarized.Both men are still in police custody and are expected to appear before the Court on Monday, February 19th, 2018.A man is currently in Police custody, following investigations into an armed robbery that took place on Sunday, February 11th, 2018, when two males were robbed of their belongings in the Cooper Jack area. Attempted Robbery and Discharging of a Firearm On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, Provo Police responded to a 911 dispatch of an attempted robbery and the discharge of a firearm in Discovery Bay.  According to the complainant, upon arriving home he along with his wife were approached by an armed gunman who demanded money.  The masked gunman is described as wearing all black when he approached the couple from behind and fired one bullet after the complainant.  The gunman fled the scene.  There are no reports of injuries and Police are still investigating.Anyone with information into these incidents or any other incident, please contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901 or 941-8082 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-8477. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Burglary Provo Police are investigating a Burglary that took place on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, after a resident of the Bight reported to the 911 Centre that upon arriving home, he met his home ransacked and burgled.Police Officers were also called to the scene of the Enid Capron Primary School on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, following a report to the 911 Centre.  The culprit(s) gained entry through the ceiling of the storage room.  This report is still under investigation. Related Items:last_img read more

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Herrera praises Lukaku

first_imgBoth players scored yesterday in their 2-2 draw between Manchester United and Southampton in the English Premier LeagueRomelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera scored yesterday to give Manchester United a 2-2 draw against Southampton.The Red Devils were down by two after 20 minutes, but in six minutes both players were able to rescue a draw.And for United midfielder Herrera, the best of Lukaku is yet to come.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“When the ball was fed to him, he held it for the team,” Herrera told MUTV.“He was not selfish at all, he was playing with us without shining, but he was good for the team and he has to build on that.”“He played a fantastic 60 minutes and he has scored which is very important for the strikers and I think we are going to see the best Lukaku in the next games,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Alli praises Pochettino for keeping Spurs fresh

first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli has praised manager Mauricio Pochettino’s capability to make subtle changes to keep the squad fresh during the busy festive period.The England midfielder revealed the team was overconfident during their shock 3-1 home loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers in their final game of last year.Alli also dismissed suggestions that Pochettino will prioritize some competitions as the club look to end their 10-year trophy drought.“Some people maybe expect you to prioritize different things but I believe we have a strong squad,” said Alli, according to Daily Mail.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“We have players who work hard in the gym and on the training field to make sure we’re fully fit and the manager makes changes. He’s very good at that.”“When you’re going into different competitions, you can’t take your foot off the gas but you’ve got to be consistent and keep up your top level.”“We had been in great form before Wolves and maybe we got a little bit carried away with ourselves. Maybe we just thought we would win the game. But you can’t do that if you want to win things.”last_img read more

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Four MCAS Miramar Marines killed in helicopter crash during training mission

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsMARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR (KUSI) — A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing crashed in the vicinity of El Centro, California, at approximately 2:35 p.m. Tuesday during a routine training mission.Four crew members were aboard the aircraft, all four have been confirmed dead.The servicemen were aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion that went down roughly 15 miles west of El Centro about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The crew, with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, had flown to the remote desert area from Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms to practice making landings in unimproved terrain, according to 3rd MAW public affairs.The cause of the accident remains under investigation.“The loss of our Marines weighs heavy on our hearts,” said Maj. Gen. Mark Wise, commanding general of 3rd MAW. “Our priority is to provide support for our families and HMH-465 during this critical time.” Updated: 4:58 PM 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 SettingsThe cause of the crash is currently under investigation.The names of the deceased will be withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification. KUSI Newsroom, Lauren Phinney “The hardest part of being a Marine is the tragic loss of life of a fellow brother-in-arms. … These warhorse Marines brought joy and laughter to so many around them,” said Col. Craig Leflore, commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 16. “They each served honorably, wore the uniform proudly and were a perfect example of what makes our Marine Corps great — it’s people. They will forever be in our hearts and minds.” April 3, 2018 Posted: April 3, 2018 Our thoughts and prayers are with the four U.S. Marines from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing who lost their lives in yesterday’s Southern California helicopter crash. We pray for their families, and our great @USMC.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 4, 2018U.S. Congressman Scott Peters also offered his prayers Wednesday for the MCAS Miramar-based servicemembers.“I want to offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of our fallen heroes. I am also praying for the full and quick recovery of the pilot, who sustained injuries after being ejected from the aircraft.My office will be closely following the Marine Corps investigation as they look into the details and causes of this tragic crash. Their report will give Congress a better idea of what we can do to prevent these crashes — whether we need to address readiness, training, oversight, or other factors — and how we can better equip our troops to ensure this won’t happen again. I stand ready to do whatever I can to help should the report identify that congressional action is needed.” KUSI Newsroom, Lauren Phinney, Four MCAS Miramar Marines killed in helicopter crash during training missionlast_img read more

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Sully The BlueEyed Soul Band upcoming concert supports the Challenged Athletes Foundation

first_img 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 SettingsSOLANA BEACH (KUSI) – This Sunday July 8, join Sully & The Blue-Eyed Soul Band at the Belly Up to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Team “Made in San Diego” with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Chief Shelley Zimmerman.The doors open at 7:00 PM, get your tickets by clicking here. KUSI Newsroom Updated: 9:37 AM Posted: July 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, center_img July 6, 2018 Sully & The Blue-Eyed Soul Band upcoming concert supports the Challenged Athletes Foundation Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Sully Sullivan FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Lakeside residents rally to stop mining project in community

first_img Dan Plante, Posted: October 24, 2018 Lakeside residents rally to stop mining project in community Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsLAKESIDE (KUSI) — Emotions are high and a major battle has begun between Lakeside residents and a massive mining project.There was a lot of drama Wednesday morning as Lakeside locals attempted to stop the giant mining project at the El Monte Valley, a project they believe would rip apart their community.KUSI’s Dan Plante has all the details for this exclusive report. center_img Dan Plante Updated: 8:14 PM October 24, 2018last_img read more

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Trial set for late next year for indicted San Diego Congressman Hunter

first_imgFacebookTwitter Posted: December 3, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Trial set for late next year for indicted San Diego Congressman Hunter, Wife SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A federal judge Monday set a Sept. 10, 2019, trial date for recently re-elected Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and his wife, who were indicted in August on charges they spent more than $250,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses.Despite facing federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and falsification of records, Hunter captured 54 percent of the vote last month to defeat Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar and hold onto to his seat in the 50th Congressional District.Gregory Vega, the lead attorney for Duncan Hunter, told U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan that the defense has received “extensive discovery” from federal prosecutors, and that he would be ready for a motions hearing on July 29.Trial for the Hunters could last an estimated three weeks, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily Allen.Following Monday morning’s brief court hearing, Hunter huddled with his legal team before heading to a waiting car, surrounded by reporters, camera crews and protesters, one of whom repeatedly yelled “You’re a scumbag, Duncan, you’re a scumbag,” as the congressman walked quickly away.The 41-year-old former Marine was first elected to Congress in 2008 in the 52nd District. He succeeded his father, also named Duncan Hunter, who had represented the area in the House for nearly 30 years. Redistricting after the 2010 census shifted him to the 50th District that includes much of the East County, as well as Fallbrook, San Marcos, Escondido and Valley Center, as well as a small part of Riverside County.The 60-count indictment alleges Hunter and his wife Margaret took money from campaign coffers as if they were personal bank accounts and falsified Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports to cover their tracks.The indictment details scores of instances beginning in 2009 and continuing through 2016, in which the Hunters are accused of illegally using campaign money to pay for such things as family vacations to Italy, Hawaii and Boise, Idaho, school tuition, dental work, theater tickets and smaller purchases, including fast food, tequila shots, golf outings and video games.Duncan Hunter has said that his wife handled his finances when he was in the military and continued to do so when he got into Congress. He has said he hasn’t done anything wrong and is looking forward to clearing his name at trial.If the congressman is convicted, there is no constitutional provision or House rule that explicitly requires him to lose his seat, even if he is sent to prison or unable to vote on behalf of his district. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Updated: 3:24 PM December 3, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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San Diego Food Bank awarded 375000 grant from United Healthcare to address

first_imgWe re at a nonprofit in National City, it’s a distribution center for San Diego Food Bank, announcement of $375,000 grant to Food Bank from United Health Care pic.twitter.com/1tgcgBgfgN— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) March 26, 2019 March 26, 2019 Posted: March 26, 2019 San Diego Food Bank awarded $375,000 grant from United Healthcare to address food insecurity Ed Lenderman Ed Lenderman, Updated: 5:28 PM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – First, we note the site for the announcement:  Friendships for Hope, a non-profit in National City that primarily assists immigrants and refugees.  And included in the assistance, every Tuesday, food, courtesy of the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank.We also note UNITEDHEALTHcare’s grant of three-quarters of a million dollars is not just about the basics— during our coverage, there were  clients sitting down for Food Bank ID cards, which will drastically cut wait times and something else– provide each low-income individual with the dignity of not having to queue up in a line.There’s another element to the grant: The Food Bank’s expanded database.  It will be shared with the 2-1-1 Community Information Exchange– meaning clients will have greater access to services such as housing, legal assistance and employment.  And include the Food Bank and it’s partners as benefiting as well.Food Bank CEO Jim Floros telling KUSI, “You can’t create regional strategies with all of our partners without identifying social determinants, you have to know who your service population is before creating strategies, so we gather data and share it to create revolutionary programs.”Some 100 sites will have the ID cards this year, a total of 200 sites over three years.last_img read more

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Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center Seedling Soirée

first_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center Seedling Soirée  Updated: 1:01 PM May 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Having a blast at @OlivewoodGarden learning all about their education programs!! Plus how to make the perfect salad dressing! @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/GVn9Sbp5us— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) May 28, 2019 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 (KUSI) –  Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center, a garden and nutrition education center, will celebrate its 2019 Seedling Soirée with live music, garden-inspired cocktails and appetizers, fine cuisine, silent and live auctions and more.The event is on Saturday, June 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Olivewood’s historic 6.85-acre property in National City.Proceeds from the Seedling Soirée will support Olivewood Gardens’ various programs including its science-based environmental education lessons, hands-on gardening, and hands-on cookingclasses for children and families from underserved communities.To learn more about Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center or the 2019 Seedling Soirée, please call 619-434-4281 or visit olivewoodgardens.org/seedling-soiree/. Posted: May 28, 2019last_img read more

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US Trade Representative Michael Froman to Highlight Iowas Agricultural Exports President Obamas

first_imgUnited States Trade Representative Michael Froman is heading to Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Aug. 9, to visit with local farmers, small business owners and elected officials to discuss the state’s major role in international trade and the opportunities that deals in the works will offer Iowa farmers and families.According to a news release from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Froman will specifically focus on how Iowa stands to gain from the current U.S. trade agenda, specifically through unprecedented trade deals being negotiated with countries in the Asia-Pacific and the European Union. Iowa is the second-largest agricultural exporter in the United States. President Obama’s trade agenda will break down barriers to Iowa’s top four export markets: Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Germany.He’ll also visit the Kimberley Family farm and tour facilities to see the technologies, including the latest in agricultural equipment and touch-screen crop monitors that digitally map soybean and corn fields.  Also, he’ll stop by Kemin Industries, a Des Moines company that manufactures more than 500 specialty ingredients for specialty ingredients for global feed and food industries around the world. Froman will tour the company’s new Molecular Advancement Center and view several demonstrations.In the afternoon, Froman will meet U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley at the Iowa State Fair for a tour of the Agriculture Building and in the afternoon he’ll join Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds for the Governor’s Charity Steer Show, hosted by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.last_img read more

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USDA Sponsored Report Examines Impacts of Potential Lock and Dam Closures

first_imgEconomic surplus of the corn and soybean sector declines between $171 million for a fall closure and $747 million annually when Lock 25 is inaccessible. Closing La Grange Lock also leads up to $549 million loss per year in economic surplus of the corn and soybean sector. Economic activity associated with rail transportation, on the contrary, increases from diverted corn and soybean shipments. The positive economic impacts surpass the loss of economic activity of barge and truck transportation when rail rates are raised. Pacific Northwest ports are the major alternative routes to the international markets when Lock 25 or La Grange is closed if rail rates do not increase. Exports from Atlantic Coast emerge as an important substitute port area if rail rates elevate after lock closure. Decline in economics surplus in the corn and soybean sector due to Lock 25 closure could cause a decrease of more than 7,000 jobs, $1.3 billion of labor income, and about $2.4 billion of economic activity (total industry output) annually. Similarly, closing La Grange Lock for one year alone could result in a reduction of 5,500 jobs, $900 million labor income, and $1.8 billion of economic activity annually.The full report can be viewed here.center_img Aggregate economic activity related to grain barge transportation reduce $933 million (or 40 percent decrease) if Lock 25 is closed from September to November. The reduction reaches to nearly $2 billion if the lock is unavailable for the marketing year. This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report on the economic impact of the hypothetical closure of locks on the Upper Mississippi River and the Illinois River. The report titled, Economic Impacts Analysis of Inland Waterways Disruptions on the Transport of Corn and Soybeans, was commissioned by USDA and conducted by the University of Tennessee.This study examines the economic impacts to corn and soybean stakeholders and the transportation industry if long disruptions were to occur due to lock closures for major repairs.The study considered hypothetical disruptions if lock closures were to occur at Mississippi River Lock 25 and Illinois River La Grange Lock in the 2024-25 timeframe. These locks were selected because they are representative of the entire system and of significant importance to the agricultural sector. The two locks are analyzed independently and various potential changes in rail rates are incorporated in the disruptions scenarios: (1) no change, (2) an increase of 5 percent, and (3) an increase of 15 percent. The report looked at how traffic is diverted by a lock closure and the revenue shifts between the modes as a result of reduced navigation. Overall economic impacts are measured by combining the transportation sector impacts with the impacts on the corn and soybean sectors.Changes in economic surplus of the corn and soybean sector consider a loss in profit by the producer and increased purchase costs incurred by the consumer resulting from increased transportation costs.Some of the conclusions of the study include:Corn and soybean exports at Gulf of Mexico Ports are reduced up to 5 million tons, a 9 percent decrease, when Lock 25 is closed for the fall quarter. The reduction in exports increases up to nearly 8 million tons, or 13 percent, when the closing horizon extends to the whole marketing year. Disruptions at La Grange Lock also lower corn and soybean exports at Gulf ports with relative less scale.last_img read more

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Bank robbery reported in BG

first_imgPolice in Battle Ground are hoping someone will recognize a security video image of a man who allegedly robbed a Riverview Community Bank branch there on Wednesday afternoon.The robbery was reported about 3:20 p.m. at the branch office at 15 N.W. 13th Ave., according to a bulletin from the Battle Ground Police Department and emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.The man handed a note demanding money to an employee and left on foot with some cash, police said.Moments later, an officer radioed that he was with a possible suspect in front of a nearby Wells Fargo Bank branch. However, it wasn’t the robber.In the next several minutes, officers took positions around the area and set a tracking dog on the robber’s trail, but he escaped.The robber was described as white, in his 30s and wearing a blue coat, blue jeans, a baseball cap and carrying sunglasses.Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Joshua Phelps at 360-342-5242.last_img read more

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Ruby Tuesday restaurant closes its doors

first_imgVancouver’s only Ruby Tuesday restaurant closed permanently on Wednesday, due to slumping sales, according to a spokeswoman from the Maryville, Tenn.-based chain. The casual sit-down chain opened its Vancouver site in 2003 on the southwest corner of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and 164th Ave. Ruby Tuesday purchased the location from George Sabin, owner of the City Grill steak house, which formerly operated there. About 50 employees were affected by the closure. They were offered severance packages or an opportunity to work at another Ruby Tuesday location. The chain once operated about 800 locations worldwide. In January, it announced plans to close underperforming sites battered by the slowdown in consumer spending and competitors such as Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries, which are also moving into the Clark County market.last_img read more

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