Setback to Kinder Morgan’s Canadian Oil Sands Pipeline Project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:British Columbia will not allow Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd to begin work on public land for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion until it “meaningfully” consults aboriginal communities, provincial officials said on Thursday. The $5.5 billion project through British Columbia, which secured federal government approval last year, would almost triple the capacity of the current Trans Mountain pipeline. The project’s prospect has become more uncertain after a left-leaning government took power in British Columbia in June, although the administration has since softened its rhetoric. British Columbia Environment Minister George Heyman told reporters in Vancouver it is unlikely that Kinder Morgan can begin work on public land by its September construction target. British Columbia will also seek to participate in court cases against federal approval of the project, Heyman said. Kinder Morgan said in a statement it takes the British Columbia government’s comments seriously and remains willing to meet with provincial officials. The company, which has scheduled most major work for next year, said Heyman’s announcement will not affect its timeline for Trans Mountain construction. But shares in Kinder Morgan Canada and Houston-based parent Kinder Morgan Inc fell soon after the minister’s comments and ended down 3.7 percent and 1.8 percent respectively.More: British Columbia throws wrench in Kinder Morgan pipeline plan
The Mountains to Sea Trail is a 1,000-mile path stretching from Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Jockeys Ridge in the Outer Banks. Many sections of the trail are complete, but some still require connections along the shoulders of paved roads. In the mountains, the last segment of the MST around the Cherokee reservation is nearly finished.To help complete the Mountains to Sea Trail, the Friends of the MST have launched a specialty Mountains to Sea license plate. They need 300 people to purchase the plate by the end of the year. If you’re looking for a holiday gift that keeps on giving, an MST license plate could go along way toward completing North Carolina’s premier hiking trail. Visit ncmst.org for more info.
continue reading » Advancements in technology and changes in consumer expectations have prompted many a retailer, including more than a few credit unions, to redouble their efforts toward improving the customer experience.At conferences, during roundtables, and in strategic planning sessions with credit unions across the country, leaders at Callahan & Associates have noted several recurring themes that the firm has identified as opportunities for 2019. One of those themes: How can credit unions reduce friction in their member experience?Why Does Friction Matter?Members compare their credit union experience to all the unrelated, best-in-class service providers they interact with on a regular basis. When a member expects an Amazon-like experience, even the slightest perception of friction with the credit union can have a dramatic impact on the relationship. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
continue reading » NAFCU member credit unions have until March 1 to submit their entries for the association’s 2019 Annual Awards Competition, which recognizes association member credit unions, professionals and volunteers for their dedication and achievement within their institutions, communities and the industry.“Credit unions continue to live up to their mission of serving the needs of their members and communities, and there are many that go above and beyond,” said NAFCU Awards Committee Chairman Jim Kenyon, president and CEO of Whitefish Credit Union (Whitefish, Mont.). “It’s great to be able to recognize the industry’s top performers and share some of the ways that make our industry successful through the Annual Awards Competition.”This year’s competition will honor the Credit Union of the Year, CEO of the Year, Professional of the Year and Volunteer of the Year in each of two asset-size categories: $250 million or less, and more than $250 million. Each award competition application must include information on the nominee’s 2018 accomplishments. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
ILOILO City – A 76-year-old man wasstruck by lightning in Barangay Cordova, Tigbauan, Iloilo. Resident Esperidion Salotin sustainedburns on the head and feet. He was rushed to the Western VisayasMedical Center in Mandurriao district for treatment./PN According to the police, Salotin was onhis way home when lighting hit him around 3:20 p.m. on Oct. 19.
Police also recovered the minor’scellphone, containing text messages of alleged illegal drug transactions. Hewas brought to the Iloilo City police crime laboratory on Oct. 24 but was foundnegative in a drug test. Antidrug officers caught a minor suspect during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Poblacion, Kalibo, Aklan on Oct. 23. PDEA 6 Kalibo police station chief LieutenantColonel Richard Mepania said the minor was subjected to close monitoring andvalidation before the buy-bust operation. He will facing charges for violationof Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) “In-assessed siya ng ating social worker, atmay discernment ang bata. Dahil ditosasampahan natin ang bata ng kaso. Maaaring may problema ito sa pera at dahilna rin sa bisyo. Positibo na nagtitinda ng marijuana ang bata sa mga kliyente,” Mepania added. KALIBO, Aklan – A 16-year-old maleminor was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Poblacion. The minor suspect was temporarilyunder the custody of the Kalibo municipal police station. The minor, resident of Dasmariñas,Cavite, was nabbed after he sold dried leaves, stem and seeds of suspectedmarijuana plant to an undercover officer for P1,000 around 7:40 p.m. on Oct.23, police said.
Oro was detained in the lockup cell of themunicipal police station. He was 39-year-old resident James Oro, apolice report showed. Four sachets of suspected shabu and P500marked money were seized from Oro’s possession, it added. ILOILO City – A laborer was caught in adrug buy-bust operation in Barangay Bayuyan, Estancia, Iloilo. Officers of the Estancia police stationstaged the entrapment operation, which led to the apprehension of the suspectaround 8:50 p.m. on Nov. 23. Charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002 will be filed against him./PN
Officers of Police Station 4 have yetto rule out foul play in the incident./PN BACOLOD City – A man was found dead inBarangay Montevista. Jaime’s brother Gary found himlifeless around 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 27, the report added. Responding police officers did notfind any wounds on Jaime’s body suggestive of murder. The body of Jaime Laurico who was found lifeless in Barangay Montevista, Bacolod City on Dec. 27. POLICE STATION 4/BCPO The 59-year-old resident Jaime Lauricowas believed to have died due to an illness, a police report showed.
ADDIS ABABA – Equipment shortages,scarce beds and poorly-paid doctors and nurses: Africa is finding that it hasfew means to protect itself as a feared coronavirus tsunami looms. In Nigeria, the region’s most populouscountry, doctors complain that years of underfunding and neglect havedebilitated the health system. (AFP) A doctor gets suited up for visiting a quarantine ward at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. AFP Earth’s poorest continent has so farconfirmed around 1,800 cases and 57 deaths — a tally that is low compared withEurope, the Middle East and Asia, but is now ratcheting up quickly as testingremains patchy.
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Dearborn County Hospital is joining with Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to offer sports physicals for area high school, middle school and grade school students at a special event Tuesday (4/4) afternoon from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.Registration for the event will take place in the main lobby of Dearborn County Hospital.Students receiving a physical will pass through numerous stations including height and weight; vision; blood pressure and heart rate; ear, nose and throat; and spine and extremities.Participants are requested to wear shorts to the event and each student-athlete will be presented with a free T-shirt.The cost of the physical is $20 per individual with $10 for each student being donated back to the athletic department of the student’s respective school.Cash, major credit and debit cards, and personal checks will be accepted.