City Moves for 18 February – who’s switching jobs at Clarkson, Brunswick and Maistro?

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Tags: Trading Archive Share Louis Ashworth More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org center_img Who’s on the move today?ClarksonClarkson has announced the appointment of William (Bill) Thomas as chair. Bill will also chair the nomination committee, and serve as a member of the remuneration committee. Bill brings extensive international technology and management experience to the board, gained through both his executive and non-executive careers. Bill currently chairs Spirent Communications, listed on the London Stock Exchange, and Node4, an unquoted IT infrastructure and services provider. City Moves for 18 February – who’s switching jobs at Clarkson, Brunswick and Maistro? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerGadgetheory39 Of The Most Beautiful Women In HistoryGadgetheory He also serves as an independent non-executive director of The Co-operative Bank, where he chairs the remuneration committee and is a member of both the risk committee and the nomination committee. He is a member of the international advisory board of cyber security specialist Fireeye; and chairs the board of trustees of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity. Bill has previously served as a non-executive director on the boards of GFI, Xchanging, Balfour Beatty and VFS Global. His executive career included senior roles at Hewlett Packard and EDS.BrunswickBrunswick Group, a global advisory firm specialising in critical issues and corporate relations, is pleased to announce that John Davies will join the firm as a senior adviser based in London and Brussels. John joins Brunswick from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he is a senior partner in its antitrust, competition and trade group, of which he was formerly global head. John works out of both Brussels and London and served as managing partner for Freshfields’ Brussels office for 10 years, which he founded in 1989.He was also a leader of the firm’s public interest and foreign investment practice. John will focus on further developing Brunswick’s leading antitrust and foreign investment practices, drawing on his deep understanding of competition and regulatory intervention in Europe and elsewhere, and his experience advising high-profile clients across different industries and jurisdictions.MaistroMaistro, the artificial intelligence-powered procurement marketplace for services, today announces the appointment of Neale Pritchard as chief commercial officer. Neale will roll out the commercial strategy across sales and marketing to amplify Maistro’s position as a modern procurement technology provider. Neale has over 20 years’ experience driving success within fast-growth, international companies, most recently leading UK-based People for Research where he was chief operating officer. Monday 18 February 2019 12:43 amlast_img read more

The Globe of Economic Complexity: Compare all the world’s economies on this digital map

first_img Share The Globe of Economic Complexity: Compare all the world’s economies on this digital map A map created by Harvard University researchers visualises the trillions of dollars worth of trade exchanged between all the world’s economies.  Read more: UK named world’s fifth biggest economy thanks to sex and drugs boost Called the Global Map of Economic Complexity, it uses illuminated dots to represent each export from a given country. By zooming in and clicking on a dot, lines will appear to show where the product ends up. In the case of “cars” for example, you can see that the UK exports its vehicles to six key countries: Spain, the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France.One dot is worth $100m in trade, which means that across the world a total of $15trn exported products are featured. The more dots a country has, the more products it exports. Unsurprisingly, the US is dense with dots, but not as much as Europe – on the UK there is barely a black space visible thanks to the huge number of exports per unit area. Looking East and South China is very densely populated with dots, as are Saudi Arabia and Japan. Some African countries, meanwhile, have very few dots at all. Ethiopia, for example, has just 13, which represent coffee, cut flowers and oil seeds among others.  whatsapp Wednesday 26 August 2015 4:28 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Sarah Spickernell by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It WiseArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestly whatsapp last_img read more

Prime Minister Appoints Cabinet Sub-Committee for CWC

first_imgRelatedPrime Minister Appoints Cabinet Sub-Committee for CWC Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, The Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has appointed a Cabinet sub-committee to monitor all aspects of the Government’s activities in its preparation leading up to the ninth staging of the ICC Cricket World Cup next month.< Minister of Information and Development, Hon. Donald Buchanan who made the announcement at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing yesterday (Feb. 26) at Jamaica House, told journalist that this sub-committee would "ensure that over the next three weeks ..all aspects of the government's involvement in the preparations, as well as the execution of the activities of World Cup Cricket are monitored on a daily basis by the political directorate".The sub-committee will be headed by Minister of Housing, Transport, Water and Works, Robert Pickersgill and will comprise the Minister of National Security, Dr. Peter Phillips; Minister of Local Government and Environment, Dean Peart; Minister of Health, Horace Dalley; Minister of Tourism, Entertainment and Culture, Aloun Assamba; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Delano Franklyn. Prime Minister Appoints Cabinet Sub-Committee for CWC UncategorizedFebruary 27, 2007center_img RelatedPrime Minister Appoints Cabinet Sub-Committee for CWC RelatedPrime Minister Appoints Cabinet Sub-Committee for CWClast_img read more

Help wanted to locate shark tag

first_imgHelp wanted to locate shark tag Wollongong and Shellharbour residents – we need your help! Someone has picked up a state of the art shark tag that has washed up on a beach and is currently enjoying a tour of Wollongong.Department of Primary Industries Director of Fisheries Research, Dr Natalie Moltschaniwskyi said the pop-off satellite tag was tagged onto a 1.95 m male bull shark in Evans Head on 22 January 2021 and has been tracked via satellite for the last four months.“The tag successfully popped off the shark and washed ashore on Wednesday morning. From there, via GPS satellite tracking, we can see that the tag is most likely in a vehicle,” Dr Moltschaniwskyj said.“This person hasn’t done anything wrong but we are very keen to get the tag back as it contains crucial information about the shark such as where it has been, its swimming depth and feeding behaviour.“These tags are a great way to get a treasure trove of information without needing to catch the shark again.This research forms part of the NSW Shark Management Strategy which helps us keep people safe in the water. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Art, beach, director, Evans Head, Fisheries, Government, GPS, industry, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Department of Primary Industries, research, satellite, Shellharbour, vehicle, Water, Wollongonglast_img read more

Election commitment delivered on household fees and charges

first_imgElection commitment delivered on household fees and charges $377 million allocated to keep the average household basket of fees and charges at 1.6 per cent, below the projected inflation rate of 1.75 per cent in 2021-22Household water and electricity tariffs will increase in line with inflation after they were frozen last yearMcGowan Government has spent $1.9 billion to keep household fees and charges low and provide relief through the COVID-19 pandemic Small business electricity charges also limited to 1.75 per cent Pilbara Ports Authority to increase tonnage charges at the Port Hedland port by 25 per cent in 2021-22 The McGowan Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to keep household electricity and water charges tied to the rate of inflation and limit cost of living pressures for Western Australian households.This year, due to the State election, the 2021-22 Budget will be handed down in September, therefore the Government is required to release updated household tariffs, fees and charges prior to the start of the new financial year.From July 1, 2021, the household basket of fees and charges will rise by 1.6 per cent, below the projected Consumer Price Index of 1.75 per cent in 2021-22. The cost to Government of keeping fees and charges low is expected to be $377 million.During the election, the McGowan Government committed to ensuring increases to electricity and water charges were capped at inflation.As promised these have been limited to the projected inflation across the forward estimates, including 1.75 per cent in 2021-22. There will be no increase in Transperth or Transwa fares in 2021-22, benefiting those in metropolitan Perth and regional areas.The McGowan Government will also deliver its election commitment for a two zone fare cap on Transperth fares, beginning on January 1, 2022, saving some households up to $8.20 per one-way fare for every trip. This benefit is not captured in the household basket, which assumes a two-zone fare. The delivery of this commitment means a household living, for example, in Dawesville will potentially save more than $3,000 per year.The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) will be $28 lower in 2021-22 for the average household compared to 2019-20, despite a 4.3 per cent increase, following the McGowan Government’s decision to pass on the benefit of lower gross rental values (GRVs) in 2020-21.The ESL for the average metropolitan household will therefore be $283 in 2021-22 compared to $311 in 2019-20.Motor vehicle related charges will rise by a total of three per cent.Overall, the basket of charges for the average household will increase by $99.37 or less than 30 cents per day.Compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, household charges will be just 0.6 per cent higher in 2021-22 compared to 2019-20, given the continued benefit of passing on lower GRVs and the freeze on household charges.Over the past three years, the McGowan Government has spent $1.9 billion to keep household fees and charges low and provide relief through the COVID-19 pandemic.It was also announced today that the Pilbara Ports Authority charges at Port Hedland port will increase by 25 per cent, which combined with revised export volumes is expected to raise around $195 million over the next four years.Small business and charity electricity tariff increases for Synergy and Horizon Power customers will be reduced to also align with inflation of 1.75 per cent at a cost to Government of $45.1 million.As stated by Premier and Treasurer Mark McGowan:“My Government is delivering on its election commitment to slash public transport fares and limit increases to household fees and charges.“In order to put more money back in the pockets for WA households, we are spending $377 million to keep the average household basket of fees and charges below CPI in 2021-22.“This builds on my Government’s $600 Household Electricity Credit last year which saw Western Australian households’ fees and charges reduce, on average, by 10.4 per cent for the ‘representative’ household.“Limiting increases to household fees and charges has only been possible due to my Government’s strong and sensible financial management.“Importantly, this includes our promise to cap public transport fares to the cost of a two-zone ticket no matter where your journey takes you.“For as little as $4.90 for a cash fare, a person could travel from Joondalup to Mandurah.“This important initiative will save some commuters thousands each year and will help ease congestion on our roads.“The former Liberal National Government never contained household fees and charges to inflation in any year over their two terms, with costs for households $2,100 higher each year by the time they left office.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, electricity, Emergency Services, emergency services levy, Government, Joondalup, Mandurah, Perth, Port Hedland, price, public transport, Small Business, the Pocket, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

Jobs Tasmania set to help boost employment

first_imgJobs Tasmania set to help boost employment Sarah Courtney,Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce GrowthThe establishment of the new Jobs Tasmania unit has begun within the Department of State Growth to deliver our Local Jobs for Local People package and connect employers, jobs seekers and training opportunities.This is part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s plan to help more people find rewarding careers and boost our economy to secure Tasmania’s future.Jobs Tasmania will be focussed on connecting the right people with the right skills with the employers that need more trained workers, addressing key recommendations of the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) final report.Importantly, its focus will be across the state and particularly in our regions with four new Jobs Tasmania Hubs in Burnie, Brighton, Huonville and St Helens, and an expansion of the existing Northern Employment and Business Hub.This unit will provide important support as we deliver almost $22 million in jobs and training related funding, including:A pilot Youth Connectors program to operate in conjunction with existing Jobs Hubs in Sorell, Glenorchy and George Town;The Job Ready Fund to help job seekers gain essential accreditations they need to get a job such as White Card and working with vulnerable people checks;The Jobs Tasmania Partnership between the government and the non-government sector to enhance engagement and alignment of non-Government services and the Jobs Tasmania Hubs network; andThe Tasmanian Employer Bonus to encourage employers to take on long-term unemployed job seekers.Jobs Tasmania is already working on implementation strategies and engaging with key stakeholders to support the timely rollout of these new initiatives to get more than 2000 Tasmanian job seekers in regional areas into work over the next three years. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Brighton, Burnie, Department of State, employment, George Town, Glenorchy, Government, Huonville, Minister, Skills, Sorell, St Helens, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, workforce, Youthlast_img read more

Tomas Growing Stronger Heading Past JA’s East Coast

first_imgRelatedTomas Growing Stronger Heading Past JA’s East Coast FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Meteorological Service reported at 8 p.m. Thursday that Tropical Storm Tomas seemed to be getting better organised, as it moved towards the east coast of Jamaica.National Hurricane Center imagery.Bulletin # 27 from the Service said that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 95 km/h (60 mph.The full text of Bulletin # 27 read:“A TROPICAL STORM WARNING remains in effect as Tomas seems to be getting better organized while moving towards eastern Jamaica. This means that tropical storm conditions, including possible sustained wind speeds of 34-63 knots or 63-117 km/h (39-73 mph) are expected, in this case within 12-18 hours.“At 7 p.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Tomas was located near Latitude 16.9 degrees North, Longitude 75.9 degrees West; about 110 km (65 miles) south-southeast of Morant Point, Jamaica or 425 km (265 miles) west-southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.“Tomas is moving towards the north-northeast near 13 km/h (8 mph) and a gradual turn towards the northeast, with an increase in forward speed, is expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the centre of Tomas is, therefore, forecast to pass near to the east end of Jamaica tonight (Thursday), and continue towards western Haiti and eastern Cuba by early Friday.“Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 95 km/h (60 mph), with higher gusts. Further strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Tomas could become a hurricane early tomorrow. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 195 km (120 miles), mainly northeast through southeast of the centre and eastern parishes are likely to be impacted later tonight.“Moderate showers associated with Tomas continue to affect sections of St. Mary, Portland and St. Thomas and flash-flooding is possible in flood-prone areas of mainly eastern parishes tonight as Tomas makes its way past Jamaica. Above-average wave heights are also be expected over coastal areas of northeastern parishes.Small craft operators, including fishers from the cays and banks, are reminded to remain in safe harbour until all warning messages have been lifted and wind and sea conditions have returned to normal.The Meteorological Service continues to monitor the progress of this system, and all interests should pay special attention to further releases.” RelatedTomas Growing Stronger Heading Past JA’s East Coast RelatedTomas Growing Stronger Heading Past JA’s East Coastcenter_img Tomas Growing Stronger Heading Past JA’s East Coast Office of the Prime MinisterNovember 4, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more

Lifting misconceptions about weights

first_imgLOS ANGELES – The problem with social media spats is the level of vitriol rarely matches the intended narrative. Take for example Brandel Chamblee’s comments during a news conference this week setting up the Florida swing regarding Rory McIlroy’s extracurricular gym work. “The only thing that gives me concern with regard to Rory going forward, [and] I say it with a lot of trepidation, because it’s a different era for sure,” Chamblee said. “When I see the things he’s doing in the gym, I think of what happened to Tiger Woods and I think more than anything as much as what Tiger Woods did early in his career with his game was just an example of how good a human being can be, what he did towards the middle and end of his career is an example to be wary of. “That’s just my opinion. And it does give me a little concern when I see the extensive weightlifting that Rory is doing in the gym.” Never mind that virtually the same concerns have been voiced by Paul Azinger and Nick Faldo in the past and that the comment gained momentum largely because McIlroy responded with a video post on Twitter of the world No. 3 doing squats. On Wednesday at the Northern Trust Open where he is making his 2016 PGA Tour debut McIlroy was jokingly asked if he’d done any squats? “Not yet. I’m planning to, though. Maybe with Brandel on my back,” he said. Northern Trust Open: Articles, photos and videos The media laughed at McIlroy’s comment. Rory didn’t. McIlroy and the current generation of players take fitness seriously, and however innocent or measured Chamblee’s comments may have been, they clearly struck a social media nerve largely because there is a misconception over why the vast majority of top players have turned to the gym and what exactly they are trying to accomplish. Chamblee conceded as much, telling the media during Tuesday’s conference call, “I don’t know the full extent of what he’s doing.” Not surprisingly, McIlroy was more than happy to explain in impressive detail exactly what he’s trying to accomplish with his workout program. “Stay injury-free. That’s really it,” he said, simply. “Obviously I’m trying to be strong but the whole reason I started this is because I was injured.” McIlroy explained that toward the end of his rookie year on the PGA Tour in 2010 he started experiencing back problems and was diagnosed with a degenerative disc. “You think of the golf swing and the torque and the load that you’re putting on your spine. The spine does two things: It flexes and it rotates. And it doesn’t like to flex and rotate at the same time, which is what a golf swing does,” he said. “If anything, the golf swing is way worse for your back than anything I do in the gym.” While pictures of McIlroy in a gym squatting 265 pounds (which really isn’t outrageous for a person of his size) often prompt a generally negative reaction from those who have traditionally viewed golf fitness as an oxymoron, taken as part of a larger, more detailed program, they are hardly a red flag. “There’s nothing wrong with doing squats and deadlifts and push-ups,” said Sean Cochran, Phil Mickelson’s longtime trainer. “I have Phil do very similar things and they are conducive to the conditioning of an athlete. Along with that you have to do mobility training and core stabilization. I’ve seen [McIlroy] in the gym and don’t think he’s doing anything to hurt his golf swing.” Comparisons to Woods, be they on the golf course or in the gym, are always dangerous. The greatest player of his generation did things with his game that are simply incomparable and the same can be said of how Tiger embraced fitness. Whether all that time in the gym had a detrimental impact on Woods’ career only he can say, but the assumption that modern fitness programs should come with some sort of “warning label” ignores how specialized workout regimens have become for the top players. “[Gary] Player said it best, most of those who don’t understand the value of an exercise component to golf often make the misconception that it’s going to do damage,” said Randy Myers, who trains dozens of Tour players including Brandt Snedeker and Davis Love III. “The reality is through today’s checks and balances through functional assessment there should be no player that doesn’t benefit from training and weightlifting.” Perhaps McIlroy would have been better served if he’d tweeted a video of his stretching or mobility routines and not 265 pounds anchored across his back, but his point is valid nonetheless. To think a player can compete for 25 or 30 years at the highest level with the modern swing and not have some sort of fitness program is unrealistic. “I’m trying to make my back as strong as I possibly can so that when I come out here and swing a golf club at 120 mph, I’m robust enough to take that 200 times a day when I hit shots and when I practice and when I play golf,” McIlroy said. When properly explained, McIlroy’s fitness program is a necessary and nuanced part of his greatness, but then social media doesn’t really leave a lot of room for that level of detail.last_img read more

Snow Stacked High as Crews Begin Plowing Glacier’s Sun Road

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. A rumbling fleet of snowplows and excavators began the daunting task of clearing Glacier National Park’s roads last week, forging through a winter’s worth of snow and heralding springtime in Northwest Montana as the park prepares its iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road for the summer frenzy.On the east side, crews are plowing the Two Medicine Road and the Chief Mountain Road, and next week will begin plowing the Many Glacier Road.Also next week, west side crews will converge on West Glacier to begin scraping the Camas Road before turning their attention to the park’s iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road, where a season’s worth of heavy snowfall and spring avalanches will likely slow their progress.The only section of the Sun Road currently open to automotive traffic is between Apgar and the Lake McDonald Lodge on the west side and to the foot of St. Mary Lake on the east, but visitors are welcome to travel “however far beyond that on skis,” according to Lauren Alley, Glacier Park’s public affairs specialist. Visitors can drive 11.5 miles from the west entrance to Lake McDonald Lodge, and one mile from the St. Mary entrance to the foot of St. Mary Lake.The snowpack is well above average on both sides of the park, with the Flathead Basin on the west side reporting 137 percent of average and the St. Mary and Milk River Basins reporting 132 percent of average, according to data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.Snowpack levels measured on Flattop Mountain, elevation 6,300 feet, measured 52 inches of snow water equivalent — or the amount of water in the snowpack — which, as of March 30, was 120 percent above the median. The snow depth at the Flattop site is 134 inches, or more than 11 feet.National Park Service rangers are preparing to conduct their second snow survey of the year along the Sun Road and will record snow depth and other measurements.Last year, a similarly abundant snowpack meant Glacier’s plow crews had their work cut out for them, and the 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road didn’t fully open to Logan Pass until June 28.The seasonal guessing game played by park employees and spring visitors as to when the full corridor will open is as much a part of the spring ritual as tracking the plow crews’ progress, and the National Park Service has established a website illustrating their whereabouts.Each spring, separate road crews assemble on the park’s east-and-west boundaries, working in tandem on either side of Logan Pass until they reach the road’s high point at the Continental Divide and the final obstacle that awaits them — The Big Drift, a massive, windswept deposit of snow just east of Logan Pass that can loom upwards of 80-feet high and expose crews to steep avalanche paths.Along the way, they’ll encounter a winter’s worth of hazards and hurdles.The Sun Road corridor bristles with more than 40 major avalanche paths that can release destructive snow slides onto the road without a moment’s notice, and road-crew members know them all by name — names like The Grizzly, Swede Point, Weeping Wall, Alps of America, and Haystack Creek — as well as the safety zones and nearby refuges.To assist the plows, avalanche technicians and snow scientists provide sophisticated forecast reports to determine when it is safe for the crews to work, and when it is best to pull back and wait. The experts ski above trigger zones to perform tests, and determine the snow stability and potential for avalanche.Even with these safety measures in place, the monumental task of clearing the Sun Road each spring is daunting and perilous, particularly because 35 miles of it remain closed throughout the entire winter, meaning that each spring plow crews encounter an unknown labyrinth of avalanche runs, debris and heavy snowfall that has accumulated for months.In order to relocate the road each spring, a dozer establishes a level roadbed for the equipment that follows, and each successive cut comes down closer to the roadbed. When the crews reach a point several feet above the roadbed, rubber-tired equipment moves in to finish the job, which rotary snow plows and end-loaders dispatch without damaging the road’s surface or its iconic guardrails.Visit www.nps.gov/glac for the latest road conditions in Glacier National Park. Emaillast_img read more

Fermanagh PSNI investigate death of seven year old on Lattone Road near Belcoo

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleAnn Doherty rejects meeting with FF Justice Spokesperson, again seeks meeting with Michael MartinNext articleLittle Things You Can Do For Your Mental Health admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Fermanagh PSNI investigate death of seven year old on Lattone Road near Belcoo Google+ By admin – December 21, 2015 Twitter LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Facebook Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restoredcenter_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Police in Fermanagh are continuing their investigations into the death of a seven year old boy following a collision near Belcoo at lunchtime yesterday.The boy was rushed to South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen after the crash on the Lattone Road at 1 o’clock, but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.The main Garrison to Belcoo Road was closed for a time. It has since reopened, and police have renewed an appeal for information. Facebooklast_img read more