State Snowmobile Association Gives Tips For Riders To Stay Safe This Winter

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.CHAUTAUQUA – As the snow comes down across Western New York, the state’s Snowmobile Association is giving tips to help riders stay safe while on the trails.The New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) and SLEDNY, Inc. reminds all riders throughout the state that local trails are not open until the local club has inspected and officially declared a trail as open.They say that the Christmas storm is likely to have hidden hazards on most trails and NYSSA urges riders to watch for club postings on trail conditions.“Clubs have simply not had a chance following the recent storm to go out and do a full trail inspection and remove hazards,” said Dominic Jacangelo, Executive Director of the New York State Snowmobile Association. “We remind snowmobilers to take extra caution in the beginning of the season with snow having the potential to bury hazards. With only recent cold temperatures that snow is certainly hiding mud holes and fallen trees. On trails that are open, it is best to throttle back and take the extra minute to maintain control during your ride.” The group says that early season conditions can, and do, include rocks, ruts, unfrozen water holes, fallen tree limbs, and other hazards which may be lying just below the freshly fallen snow.“Every year our club members throughout the state inspect local trails and deem them ready to ride,” said Jim Rolf, Trail Coordinator of NYSSA. “We must encourage respect to those landowners who graciously allow trails on their lands. Before you put on your helmet and get on your snowmobile, we advise you to reach out to your local club for information on the trails in the area you will be riding as well as any other important information.”Safe snowmobiling, according to the group, requires awareness and that operators should not be consuming alcohol while on the trails. In addition, all riding should occur only in designated areas on trails established and maintained by local clubs.Every rider is reminded that to ride off your own property your sled must be properly registered and insured for liability.last_img read more

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8 financial decisions you’ll never regret

first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A new year is here. And even if you’ve already broken the resolutions you made at the end of the holiday season, it’s never too late to make new ones, especially when it comes to your finances.Here are eight financial decisions you can make now that you’ll never regret. Make the moves on this list soon, and you’ll dramatically increase your odds of a happy financial future.1. Save More for RetirementHow much money will you need each year to enjoy a happy and healthy retirement? That depends on what you want to do after you leave the working world. You’ll need more money if you plan to travel the world, and less if you envision days spent reading, binge-watching TV, and playing with your grandchildren. continue reading »last_img read more

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The Ministry of Tourism has launched an indictment against Kompas

first_imgThe inspection of the Ministry of Tourism found that the Kompas Zagreb agency, whose owner Matko Bolanča recently filed for bankruptcy, violated the law by paying too low a guarantee for insurance package arrangements, which is why they will file an indictment against Kompas, the Ministry has just confirmed. he writes Business diary.”The Ministry of Tourism responded adequately to the complaints received, and the Tourist Inspectorate supervised the Kompas Zagreb travel agency. From the findings of the tourist inspection, it is evident that irregularities in the work of the tourist agency have been established, and an indictment will be filed against the said tourist agency.”, They say in the Ministry for Poslovni dnevnik.They explain that, in accordance with the Law on the provision of services in tourism, which implements the EU Directive 2015/2302 on travel in package deals and related travel arrangements, the obligation of guarantee insurance for package deals and liability insurance for non-compliance, partial or irregular fulfillment is prescribed. obligations related to the package deal.Namely, as it is already known, the sum insured in the event of the bankruptcy of the Kompas Zagreb agency allegedly amounts to only HRK 300 for the period between July 2018 to July 2019, to which only the Ministry in charge of law enforcement has now reacted. The law stipulates that the organizer of a tourist package must provide a guarantee for insolvency for the tourist package, at least in the amount of 10 percent of the total amount of the sale of the package in the previous business year. As Kompas’ turnover in the package deal segment in 2017 amounted to more than 65 million kuna, this would mean that the agency, instead of 10 percent, contracted less than one percent of turnover in the event of bankruptcy.Related news:COMPASS IN BANKRUPTCY!last_img read more

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Regeneration: Top gun

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Mohamed Salah escapes red card for horror challenge against Porto

first_imgRoberto Firmino scored Liverpool’s second goal in a comfortable 2-0 win (Picture: Getty)Had referee Antonio Mateu consulted VAR and sent off Liverpool’s top goalscorer, the Egyptian would have faced a three-game ban which would potentially have ruled him out of the rest of the competition.Jurgen Klopp’s side, meanwhile, are within touching distance of the semi-finals after first half goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino put Liverpool firmly in control of the quarter final tie.The Reds made a typically ferocious start and were rewarded within five minutes when Sadio Mane teed up Keita for his second goal in as many matches, albeit via a deflection.Roberto Firmino doubled the lead in the 26th minute when he converted from close range after smart approach play involving Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Advertisement ‘I have watched it again three or four times and my opinion is – as we are looking at it now – it endangered the safety of the opponent and should have been sanctioned with a red card.‘I heard the other way ‘was it just reckless?’ but the way Salah comes in, he is over the top of the ball, he catches the player and I think that should have been a red card.‘For me I thought they would have asked him to review the situation so he could have a look himself, but obviously nothing came of it.’Former England defender Danny Mills, meanwhile, told the BBC ‘That should be a red card. It’s a naughty one. I have definitely seen red cards given for that.’ Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Apr 2019 10:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link954Sharescenter_img Mohamed Salah was fortunate to escape a red card against Porto (Picture: BT Sport)Mohamed Salah was fortunate to have escaped a red card against Porto for a horror challenge on Porto’s Danilo, according to former Premier League referee Phil Dowd.With 10 minutes remaining, the Liverpool forward was attempting to break into the Porto penalty area but was held back by Eder Militao.After managing to escape the attentions of the Brazilian defender, Salah stretched out his left leg in an effort to take the ball away from the onrushing Danilo but succeeded only in planting his studs on the Porto captain’s shin.‘I was of the impression that they were looking at it but then didn’t think it needed an official review,’ Dowd told BT Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEven with VAR Salah and Liverpool still get away with a clear red card… pic.twitter.com/CcUHKQPAus— BG (@ScoutedSZN) April 9, 2019 Mohamed Salah escapes red card for horror challenge against Porto Advertisementlast_img read more

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Battery operated house

first_imgTesla’s Australian launch of Powerwall 2 in Melbourne earlier this year. Photo: supplied.Smart minds are helping savvy consumers cut their power bills, with the latest device being the Tesla Powerwall 2.The wall mounted unit allows homeowners to use the day’s sunlight at night, according to retail installer, SAE Group.“Essentially it’s a battery system that turns your solar panels into an all-day electrical resource so you can increase your consumption of solar,” said SAE Group marketing manager, Melissa Babovic.“While we’re all out working, the sun is generating an abundance of energy that we’re not home to tap into. This is the best way to capture that and then power the home in the evening when we need it most,” Ms Babovic said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoA complete system, including solar cells and a converter, starts at $18,000, said Ms Babovic, while retrofitting a Powerwall 2 to an existing system would cost about $11,000.You can add multiple Powerwalls to increase capacity and the unit will save you in a blackout as well.“It can protect your home from any power outage — you’ve got that reliability,” Ms Babovic said.According to Ms Babovic, rising electricity costs are driving more households towards rechargeable solar units.“Electricity prices are going up and up and up — we’ve seen nearly a 60 per cent increase in electricity over the last few years,” she said.“It’s a pretty good investment in protecting your energy future. It’s clean, it’s affordable, it’s reliable and it gives you back power in the equation,” Ms Babovic said.The Home Show, proudly supported by The Sunday Mail, runs from September 8 — 10 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.last_img read more

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States need to wake up to public health risks from cannabis

first_imgStat News 21 January 2020Family First Comment: Who you gonna believe? Politicians like Andrew Little and Chloe Swarbrick, and the Drug (Friendly) Foundation – or this Expert? (one of many actually sounding the same warning)….“I have seen the impact of unrestrained cannabis marketing firsthand in my work as president of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, a health economist at the University of Southern California, and former co-director of the RAND Corporation’s Drug Policy Research Center. The evidence for public health risks is clear, including increases in impaired driving, increases in adverse effects among pregnant and/or nursing women who use cannabis, increases in acute psychosis and emergency department visits, increases in cannabis use disorder and dependence, and increases in vaping-related lung injuries. The notion that cannabis is not harmful — which is strongly promoted by the expanding cannabis industry — has taken particular root among the young, who are vaping nicotine and cannabis in record numbers. Even though use of cannabis among non-adults is illegal, a new study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that 21% of 12th graders had vaped cannabis in the past year, as had 19% of 10th graders and 7% of 8th graders.”I have seen the impact of unrestrained cannabis marketing firsthand in my work as president of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, a health economist at the University of Southern California, and former co-director of the RAND Corporation’s Drug Policy Research Center. The evidence for public health risks is clear, including increases in impaired driving, increases in adverse effects among pregnant and/or nursing women who use cannabis, increases in acute psychosis and emergency department visits, increases in cannabis use disorder and dependence, and increases in vaping-related lung injuries.The notion that cannabis is not harmful — which is strongly promoted by the expanding cannabis industry — has taken particular root among the young, who are vaping nicotine and cannabis in record numbers. Even though use of cannabis among non-adults is illegal, a new study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that 21% of 12th graders had vaped cannabis in the past year, as had 19% of 10th graders and 7% of 8th graders.States can step up their regulatory game in a number of ways. For starters, here are three trends that deserve high-priority attention.Frequent usersIn every year from 2000 to 2016, daily and near-daily users of cannabis represented at least 75% of all use, as measured in days of use. So as cannabis use in general is rising, cannabis use days among frequent users is also climbing, up from 1.4 billion days of use in 2000 to more than 3.5 billion days of use in 2016.In the world of commerce, frequent customers sustain for-profit businesses. That is certainly true for cannabis, where sellers have clear incentives to develop more daily and near-daily users. To counter that trend, state legislatures that are contemplating legalization should consider alternative market models, including sole-source or government monopolies, nonprofits, social clubs, or public benefit corporations. These models reduce competition — which in turn reduces marketing and promotion — raise prices and, for some models, force companies to consider the community impacts of selling their product while making a safe product available to consumers.While noncompetitive markets generally aren’t liked, the public health community has argued in the case of tobacco and alcohol that they may be more desirable due to potential public health risks. And it is always easier to move from a noncompetitive market to a competitive market should the public health risks not be realized.Hospitalizations and emergency department visitsCannabis-related emergency department visits have increased substantially, especially in states with more liberal policies. In Colorado, hospitalizations among cannabis users doubled after legalization of medical marijuana, and emergency visits doubled after legalization of recreational marijuana, notably for pediatric ingestion, acute intoxication, uncontrolled vomiting, acute psychosis, and burns from butane hash oil.Most state regulatory agencies haven’t paid enough attention to the development of cannabis products that can be mistaken for non-cannabis merchandise or that target younger users. Edibles and extracts — cannabis oils, vape cartridges, and concentrates — are surging in recreational markets and deliver substantially more concentrated tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (60% to 80% THC) than dried flowers (20% to 30% THC).States should devote more regulatory resources to checking cannabis products being sold in stores, ensuring honest product labeling, developing regulatory processes for the development of new products before they go to market, ensuring proper and honest testing by independent labs, and restricting high potency waxes, oils, and the like from the market.Pregnancy and nursingCannabis components easily cross the placenta and the blood-brain barrier. Newborns can also receive them through breast milk. Physicians agree that women who are pregnant or who are nursing infants should avoid using cannabis, but the trend line is going in the wrong direction. Increasing numbers of pregnant women report using cannabis to self-treat nausea, anxiety, depression and vomiting.One study found that more than two-thirds of cannabis stores called at random in Colorado recommended cannabis products for easing morning sickness. Dispensaries should not be the place where people get their information on the potential benefits or harms of cannabis.To help protect pregnant women, their babies, and everyone else who uses cannabis, all states should do these three things:Train board-certified pharmacists who are knowledgeable about cannabis products and require that they be on staff at dispensaries, as is the model now in Minnesota, Connecticut, and New York.Require health departments to proactively engage in community education of physicians, parents, and patients about the known health benefits and risks of cannabis, providing a strong counter to the false information being provided by some cannabis dispensaries.Impose significant financial penalties on producers and/or retailers — as well as their employees — who communicate inaccurate health information to consumers.READ MORE: https://www.statnews.com/2020/01/21/states-public-health-risks-cannabis/last_img read more

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Geothermal exploration to begin soon

first_imgLocalNews Geothermal exploration to begin soon by: – April 6, 2011 Commencement work of drilling exploration for geothermal energy in Dominica, is expected to get off the ground by July 22, 2011, with the completion date set for December 21, 2012.The signing ceremony for exploratory works to begin, was signed in Roseau WednesdayThe Iceland drilling company Jardboranir hf, a company with over fifty (50) years experience in the business are to undertake the works expected to cost 4, 573, 207.30 euro or EC 17M dollars.Funding for the project was derived from three main sources; The Agence Francaise de Developpement, The European Union and the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.Addresses at today’s ceremony came from Project Coordinator Mr. Jason Timothy, Mr. Hubert Perr-Charge d’ Affairs of the EU delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Hon. Dr. John Collin Mc. Intyre-Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau valley-the area to be explored, Hon. Rayburn Blackmore-Minister for Public Works, Energy & Ports and Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.The overall long-term project objective is to confirm the extent and nature of the potential geothermal resource at various sites within the Wotten Waven and Laudat area, to determine the capacity of wells for sustainable commercial exploitation in generating electric power.This renewable source of electricity is meant to provide an affordable, reliable and clean source of energy for local consumption and to generate foreign exchange from the sale of electricity to the neighbouring islands of Guadloupe and Martnique.     Dominica Vibes News 41 Views   2 comments Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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St. Nicholas Victorious Over St. Louis

first_imgSt. Nicholas 7th and 8th grade teams defeated St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, September 10 at Milan Elementary.The 7th grade won in 2 sets with scores of 25-15 and 25-24. Jessica Rees was perfect at the serving line going 12/12 with 2 Ace serves. Ella Fledderman served 10-13 and Katie Johnson served 6/8. The win improved their record to 7-1.The St. Nick 8th grade also won in 2 sets with scores of 25-15 and 25-23. Ella Fledderman and Molly Gregg were perfect at their serves for the night; Fledderman served 9/9 and Gregg served 13/13 with 5 Aces. Amelia Hartman served 6/7 and Erica Kathman added 7/8. The win improved the 8th grade team’s record to 11-0.It was an exciting night of volleyball for both teams.Courtesy of STN Coach Debbie Gregg.last_img read more

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Indians Swimmers Successful At 3-Way Meet

first_imgMilan High School Boys Varsity Swimming finishes 1st place at Boys in Tri Meet vs. South Dearborn and Switz County.Finishing 1st for Milan were  200 Medley Relay—Brandon Summers, Alex Volz, Jarrod Nichols, and Zach Seithel, 200 Free Brandon Summers, 200 IM Jarrod Nichols, 100 Butterfly Jarrod Nichols, 500 Freestyle Brandon Summers, 100 Breaststroke Alex Volz.Milan High School Girls Varsity Swimming finishes 2nd place at Tri Meet vs. South Dearborn and Switz County.Girls Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay—Rebecca Schmitt, Alyssa Brinkman, Tori Haessig, Jordan Healy—200 Free Elizabeth Sutherlin, 50 Freestyle Madison Lee, 100 Freestyle Alyssa Brinkman, 500 Freestyle Elizabeth Sutherlin, 100 Breaststroke Alyssa Brinkman.Posted by Indians AD John Prifogle.last_img read more

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