News story: Minister powers up Cumbria’s potential

first_imgJamie Reed, head of community and development for Sellafield Ltd, said: It was fantastic to welcome Jake to the area to see first-hand the unlimited potential of our fabulous county. Sellafield has always been a powerhouse in its own right, but our greatest challenge is ensuring we leave a positive legacy for our community. This is why we joined the Northern Powerhouse, to rebalance the economy away from London and the South East and connect Cumbria with other northern towns and cities. Together we can create diverse and resilient communities and drive the economic future of the country. This is something Sellafield can not do alone, and this visit has highlighted that as businesses, councils, trade unions and politicians, we are all responsible for overcoming the challenges we face. The Minister was interested to learn how having Sellafield on our doorstep has given us a testbed to develop unique skills and technologies, which we are now transferring into other industries. Our workers also appreciated the opportunity to find out more about the Northern Powerhouse and how it might help create more jobs and opportunities in our region. Based on the success of his recent ‘Powerhouse Live: Tour of the North’, Mr Berry visited 2 local firms to chat to the Cumbrian workforce.His first port of call was Forth Engineering at Maryport, before going onto meet apprentices at the Gen2 training facility at Lillyhall.The Northern Powerhouse is designed to drive economic growth in the north via investments in skills, innovation, transport and culture.Jake Berry, Northern Powerhouse Minister, said:center_img Forth Engineering was founded in 2000 by former Sellafield apprentice, Mark Telford, he said: The Northern Powerhouse is all about ensuring economies like Cumbria are able to achieve their full potential, by working together with other towns, cities and rural communities. To learn about the challenges and opportunities in the area, from those who live and work here, has helped us understand how the Northern Powerhouse can support local and national economic growth in the area. Sellafield clearly plays a huge role already in the north’s economy, employing more than 11,000 people and spending more than £1.1bn a year in the supply chain. It is encouraging to see first hand how small businesses like Forth Engineering are diversifying away from the nuclear industry, and I am impressed by the range of high quality apprenticeships being developed here.last_img read more

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Sumner Sheriff bookings for Sept. 1 – Sept. 8, 2014

first_imgWilliams, Denelious A.28Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOKDOC Arrest/Detain9/7/14 Howell, Richard56Wellington, KS500 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence 60 Days9/4/14 KHP1 Bayless, James F. Jr.64Mulvane, KS500 W. Bridge Mulvane, KSSUSOProbation Violation9/6/14 Lamb, Scott F.36Conway Springs, KS501 N.Washington Wellington, KSSUSO2- SGCO Warrants9/2/14 Supon, Rebecca M.34Wellington, KS800 E. 16th Wellington, KSWPDOperate vehicle without liability insurance9/6/14 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Darby, Naaman E.37Oxford, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSOXPDBurglary X2, Theft X29/1/14 Belle Plaine2 Griffis, Dustin M.26Wellington, KS900 N US 81 Sumner County, KSSUSODriving While Suspended9/1/14 Penney, Charles O.44Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSUSOWarrant- Probation Violation9/5/14 Holmes, Jeffrey  V.43Wellington, KS319 South Washington Wellington, KSWPD2 Warrants F.T.A9/3/14 Sumner Co15 Oxford PD2 Barrett, Tommie L.33Wellington, KS211 E 17th St. Wellington, KSWPDWarrant- Theft9/1/14 Short, Christopher T.23Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSUSOWarrant- Probation Violation9/5/14 Tuck, Ryan J.30Wellington, KS1522 N. C St. Wellington, KSWPDDV Battery, Criminal Damage to Property9/1/14 Zabel, Tayler R.25Wellington, KS400 E 16th St Wellington, KSWPDDWS9/4/14 Keown, Kevin E. Jr.21Glade, KS5th and Merchant Belle Plaine, KSBPPDDUI, Refusal PBT, TOC, Refusal Blood Drawl9/7/14 Cunningham, CyrusJ.22Wellington, KS500 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence9/4/14center_img         Sedgwick Co43 Wellington PD6 Olberding, Anthony J.20Wichita, KS501 N.Washington Wellington, KSSUSOWarrant- PV9/2/14 Brown, Joshua D.32Ellsworth, KSKingman County JailSUSOSUCO Warrant- FTA9/5/14 Whiteneir, Jayvon T.34Wellington, KS721 S. Washington Wellington, KSWPDDisorderly Conduct9/6/14 Glover, Edward C.42Cedarville, KSSedgwick County JailSUSOWarrant- Theft, Driving without headlights, Fleeing or attempting to elude, Robbery9/5/14 Haag, Kasey A.22Wichita, KS501 N.Washington Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence9/4/14 Sumner Newscow report — The following are weekly jail bookings for Sept. 1 to Sept. 8, 2014 for the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office: Chishlom, Cecil III51Wellington, KS1234 E. 10th Ave. Wellington, KSSUSODV Battery9/2/14 Paccelli, Dylan R.21Wellington, KS500 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence9/4/14 Pavlu, Michael  R.56Norman, OKI 35 MM 33 Place 33 L Mulvane, KSKHPDWS, Ex Reg , 1 Warrant out Ford Co, X2 out of Ness Co9/3/14 Hawkins, Shineeta  G.36South Haven, KS1500 South US 81 Hwy South Haven, KSSUSODUI9/4/14 Bookings Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 09/01/2014 thru 09/08/2014  Arndt, Melissa D.33Belle Plaine, KS924 North Sumner Belle Plaine, KSBPPDSumner Co Warrant9/4/14 Purcell, Todd  A.40Winfield, KS100 South Michigan Oxford, KSOXPD2- Warrants out of Cowley County9/3/14 Total69last_img read more

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September 11th ceremony set for Clear Lake this Wednesday

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake’s annual September 11th memorial ceremony will take place this Wednesday. The Clear Lake Fire Department hosts the yearly program in the front of the department at their 9-11 Steel Memorial. The event will take place at 6 o’clock on Wednesday evening. Clear Lake city councilman and historian Bennett Smith is the guest speaker. Music will be provided by the Clear Lake High School Marching Band, while the VFW Honor Guard will do a flag raising.last_img

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GMSA to build R200m sub-Saharan HQ

first_img2 November 2011 Lourencon emphasised that General Motors’ commitment to the Eastern Cape region and to South Africa remained steadfast. “This is a positive development and sends a strong signal about our commitment to doing business in South Africa,” he said. “We are making a significant investment in the streamlining of our organisation and establishing the right structures so that we can position ourselves for future growth.” General Motors South Africa has announced that it will be investing over R200-million in the construction of a new office block at its greenfields site at Struandale, Port Elizabeth. Commitment to Eastern Cape, SA This will also include the construction of a new engineering centre and training centre, boosting the company’s investment in its three new vehicle assembly programmes to R1.2-billion. “This is a major step forward for our company as we consolidate and integrate our operations to Struandale,” General Motors sub-Saharan Africa MD Edgar Lourencon said in a statement last month.center_img “This investment is a clear indication of our intent to improve the overall competitiveness of our business and at the same time to also ensure that we can constantly improve service levels to our customers.” The new building will serve as the headquarters for the company’s sub-Saharan African operations. It will be designed in line with the latest ergonomical and environment standards, and will offer a modern, comfortable workplace for employees. He added that following the completion of the consolidation of the company’s operations to Struandale, the company would not retain the Kempston Road property. Construction of the new office block will commence in 2012 and be completed by the end of 2013. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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A Guide to Geocaching in Lithuania

first_img SharePrint RelatedConfirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019January 9, 2019In “Community”Guide to hosting an unforgettable Last/First New Year’s eventNovember 27, 2018In “Community”How to host the best New Year’s event for Last/FirstNovember 28, 2017In “Community” Located the furthest south of all the Baltic states, Lithuania’s sandy beaches, enchanting castles and cobblestoned towns combine to make this country an ideal place for geocaching — and now, it has the added distinction of being the latest addition to the geocaching country souvenir collection!To celebrate geocaching in Lithuania, we’ve pulled together this list of five awesome geocaching experiences you’ll definitely want to add to your bucket list:GC12CVE — The Curonian SpitThis EarthCache takes you to the most famous national park in Lithuania, which is also listed as a UNESCO site. Here you will find sand dunes and lush forests jutting out into the Curonian Lagoon.Photo by geocacher bolyak.“What a place. The true magic of nature showed here. And tonight’s lighting was perfect. A beautiful sunset in the west and glimmering lights from the cities in the east. The wind on our back walking upwards was perfect.” — Team Davidsson GC3E0QV — Vilnius CathedralLithuania’s capital city, Vilnius, is known for the city’s Old Town. Here you’ll find impressive architecture dating back to the 13th century, like the cathedral near this geocache. While you’re there, you might also want to check out GC1Z4H6.The Vilnius Cathedral was first built in the 13th century, but has been rebuilt and restored many times since then.“Wow wow wow! I liked this one very much. I didn’t expected it in such visible location, very well masked! Thank you for the great cache.” – SNlEGSGC4PD6E — Gedimino PilisAfter visiting the Vilnius Old Town, you can catch a view from above at the Gediminas’ Tower, pictured in the new Lithuania souvenir. This tower has become a symbol for Lithuania.From the Gediminas’ Tower, there are spectacular views of the famous Old Town in Vilnius.“Found on our Baltic Cycle Tour with cb_caching. Wonderful place with fantastic panoramic view, best to visit in the morning sun…” – GeolejGeocache Series — Aplink LietuvąThis series of geocaches will take you on a tour of Lithuania’s border towns. Be sure to bring your passport, as some of the geocaches will take you into Lithuania’s neighbor countries, Russia and Belarus, which are outside of the European Union.Photo by geocacher valdisj at one stop on the series, GC5CV3C.“Thank you for guiding us to this church: when coming closer, we have noticed a professional orchestra was doing their final check for this night’s concert in this church. We used the opportunity to listen to Edvard Grieg’s music and went for the cache later.” – TheWinterClanGC2WD5R — Kaunas Grand TB HotelVisit the city of Kaunas to soak in Lithuanian art, culture and history. Be sure to make a stop at the Kaunas Grand TB Hotel to swap out a trackable!Located nearby: the Kaunas Castle and another great geocache (GC58XD1).“WOW! Once [the muggle] left, we found the key and opened the mysterious door. The geocache idea – amazing. Thanks to the hider for such an exciting treasure!” – Raccoons. CasimirWe’ll unveil one new souvenir every week until all FIVE are officially released and awarded by mid December. Learn about last week’s new souvenir announcement, Slovenia, here.A list of currently available geocaching souvenirs and even the ones you’ve already earned can be found on Geocaching.com. And, if you’ve already found a geocache in Lithuania we will retroactively add this souvenir to your profile after all five country souvenirs are announced.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or right here on our blog to find out which countries are next.Have you found a geocache in Lithuania? Tell us your experience in the comments below!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Missing south Delhi builder murdered for jewels and cash

first_imgThe decomposed body of a builder was recovered from a flat in Noida’s Sector-92 on Monday, two days after he went missing from his GK-II residence in south Delhi, the police said.Three persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of Vinod Kumar Gupta alias Bansal (55), the owner of BCC Developers, which has construction sites across Punjabi Bagh, Faridabad, Noida and Neemrana in Rajasthan.”Deepak Kumar, 25, and Sonu, both from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, were detained for questioning in Tilak Nagar area of west Delhi and Pratapgarh respectively on Sunday,” additional commissioner of police ( South- East) Ajay Chaudhary said. They were arrested on Monday.Rakesh, who bought the jewellery stolen from the builder, has also been arrested.The builder was reported missing by his family after he left his South Delhi home on Friday night, saying he had some urgent work in Sarita Vihar. But instead, he was lured to the Sector- 92 flat by Sonu, who had known Gupta for some years, the police said.Gupta’s phone was switched off a few hours later and his sedan was found abandoned near Pari Chowk in Greater Noida on Saturday.”During investigations, we found that Sonu, a native of Pratapgarh, had made around seven calls to the victim. We found that Sonu was missing from his house and posted a team to nab him,” Chaudhary said.The police lay in wait for Deepak at Tilak Nagar, where his sister-in-law stays.Chaudhary said that on grilling Deepak, he revealed the whereabouts of the body.advertisementThe police said that Sonu, a childhood friend of Deepak and Rakesh, had bragged to his friends that the wealthy builder used to carry loads of cash and jewellery on him. Deepak, a driver, and Sonu, currently unemployed, then enlisted the help of another friend called Dilip to rob Gupta.The three arrived in the Capital on Friday.”Sonu was in touch with Gupta throughout Friday and called him to Noida at night on the pretext of discussing some business,” the ACP said. The three lay in wait at the house and murdered Gupta when he resisted the robbery bid.After murdering Gupta, they looted his jewellery and cash, the police said. “They had planned to take his car but abandoned it out of fear of being caught,” Chaudhary added.Later, the police picked up Rakesh, but Dilip, who used to do menial jobs at home, is still on the run.However, a friend of the family said they suspected a prominent builder to be involved. ” We have named a few persons in the FIR, including a prominent builder but the police have not taken any action, since he is an influential person,” the friend, who declined to be named, said.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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Alberta hopes program will reduce family violence in immigrant communities

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta hopes to reduce domestic violence in immigrant communities by teaching men and boys not to take their frustrations of living in a new country out on the women and girls in their families.The province is renewing funding for agencies that use “cultural navigators” — respected community leaders — to deliver the message that family violence is not acceptable.“Some may struggle with learning a new language, underemployment and the pressure of adopting a new country,” Community Services Minister Irfan Sabir said Tuesday.“All of these factors can lead to incidents of family violence.”Alberta’s family violence rate is the third highest in the country according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada. A report released in February notes seven out of ten victims of family violence reported to police across Canada in 2015 were young girls or women.Sabir said immigrants are less likely to report such incidents.He said the goal of the program is to help newcomers adjust to life in their new country and encourage healthy relationships.The program funding announced Tuesday is aimed at people in the Syrian, Eritrean, Filipino, Somali, Sudanese, Congo, Ivory Coast and Chad communities in and around Edmonton.Jan Fox, executive director of the REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities, said some newcomers are overwhelmed when they first come to Canada. There can be confusion about gender roles, family finances and LGBTQ issues, she said.“If you are going through all of those stresses, it just creates a much greater risk,” said Fox, a former warden of the federal Edmonton Institution for Women.“In some cultures, it may be really important that men and women talk about these issues separately. The cultural navigators know those kind of things — what is going to give a mom a feeling of safety, how can she talk about it.”One of the agencies in the program focuses on increasing awareness about sexual health and sexual violence, including helping victims get the mental health services they need.Fox said preventing domestic violence reduces calls to police, helps families get out of poverty and can improve how children perform in school.Joseph Luri, team leader for preventing domestic violence involving men and boys at the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, said it can be taboo to talk about the issue in some communities.Luri, formerly of Sudan, said some men believe they have the right to use violence to discipline their wife or children. The program uses community elders to deliver the message that family violence is not acceptable in Canada.“The basic message to the boys and men is that we need to be very respectful,” he said. “We need to always resolve our conflicts by sitting down to talk, but not using force.”Alberta announced a similar program to help Calgary’s South Asian community last November.last_img read more

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