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Fort Myers woman dies after crash on US-41

first_imgLee County officials to accept millions for homelessness relief June 13, 2021 AdvertisementThe 87-year-old sustained minor injuries, as well as the 60-year-old man who was riding in the first car. RELATEDTOPICS Balloons from your outdoor celebration could be dangerous to wildlife June 16, 2021 Lee County Commission could allocate over $3 million to fight homelessness June 16, 2021 All-electronic tolls to stay on certain Lee County bridges June 17, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTags: Florida Highway PatrolLee Countyus-41 LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Fort Myers woman died after a crash on US-41 near Cypress Drive in Lee County Thursday.According to Florida Highway Patrol, a 54-year-old woman was stopped in a sedan facing east on the business drive of 11800 South Cleveland Ave. around 12:45 p.m., while an 87-year-old North Fort Myers woman was driving south in the center lane of US-41.Troopers said the 54-year-old turned right onto US-41, driving into the second car’s path. The front of the 87-year-old’s car then slammed into the left side of the victim’s car.The 54-year-old was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead Thursday night.last_img read more

Twitter to flag misleading COVID-19 vaccine information on platform

first_imgMobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 The company has previously stated that it will remove content all together that is harmful or not factual. “Since introducing our COVID-19 guidance, we have removed more than 8,400 Tweets and challenged 11.5 million accounts worldwide. We are also introducing a strike system that determines when further enforcement action is necessary,” said the company, in a statement posted to Twitter Safety. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 Advertisementcenter_img AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Twitter has announced that it will flag tweets that contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines. AdvertisementTags: Covid-19covid-19 vaccinetwitter Cape Coral doctor offers medical marijuana discount as COVID-19 vaccine incentive June 11, 2021 RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Canadians’ net worth surges: StatsCan

first_img Specifically, the median net worth of Canadian families grew by 14.7% to $295,100 from 2012 to 2016. The increase was driven largely by housing, as real estate is both the largest asset and the biggest debt for most Canadians. StatsCan reports that the total value of assets in 2016 was $12 trillion, with the median value of assets rising by 12.4% since 2012 to $440,200 in 2016. Total debt reached $1.76 trillion in 2016, which is up by 24.4% from 2012; and the median value of total debt rose by 27.1% over the same period. Private pensions are the second-largest asset category for Canadian families, accounting for 29.2% of assets, StatsCan reports, noting that pension assets are up by 17.7% from 2012 to $3.5 trillion. “The majority of this growth came from employer-sponsored registered pension plans, which increased 17.4% to $2.3 trillion in 2016,” the StatsCan report says. As for other financial assets, StatsCan reports that holdings of non-pension financial assets grew to $1.37 trillion in 2016 from $1.1 trillion in 2012. Of that, investment fund assets grew to just less than $300 billion from just more than $250 billion in 2012; equities rose to $250 billion from $216 billion; and bond assets declined to $21.5 billion in 2016 from $25.7 billion in 2012. Assets in TFSAs jumped to $164 billion in 2016 from about $69 billion in 2012. The data also show that although the median family has seen its financial assets increase since 2012, it has smaller holdings of investment funds, stocks, and bonds over that period. Median increases are coming in TFSAs, deposits, and “other” financial assets. By geography, StatsCan reports that families in British Columbia reported the highest median net worth in 2016, followed by Ontario and Manitoba. New Brunswick reported the lowest median net worth. Meanwhile, the largest growth in median net worth from 2012 to 2016 came in Manitoba, followed by Ontario and Prince Edward Island. Photo copyright: fer737ng/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Related news Rising incomes don’t keep pace with growing expenses for insolvent debtors Income inequality narrowed amid fiscal supports in 2020: StatsCan Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Rising home values and increasing pension plan holdings powered double-digit growth in household net worth between 2012 and 2016, according to new data from Statistics Canada (StatsCan) published on Thursday. Top taxfilers see incomes rise Keywords Consumer borrowing and saving What causes clients to be financially stressed?last_img read more

Agribusiness boost from new Bridge

first_imgAgribusiness boost from new Bridge An important agribusiness precinct in the Armidale region has been boosted by a new bridge officially opened on Castledoyle Road today.Industry leaders joined Council representatives and the Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, to celebrate the opening of the Shingle Hut Creek Bridge, which was funded through a $984,000 grant from the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Programme Extension.The $700,000 Council project replaced an aging timber bridge with a wider concrete structure to improve traffic safety and remove the need for a weight limit on the creek crossing, assisting vehicle access to major agribusiness in the Castle Doyle area.Armidale Regional Council Mayor Ian Tiley said Castle Doyle precinct is important for agribusiness in the region, including a major strawberry plant nursery and medicinal cannabis production. /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:aging, Armidale, Armidale Regional Council, cannabis, council, drought, Federal, federal government, Government, industry, local council, medicinal cannabis, production, project, Safety, vehicle, Weightlast_img read more

New youth centre plans given tick of approval

first_imgNew youth centre plans given tick of approval A new state-of-the-art youth centre with expanded service offerings in a purpose-built facility in Pakenham is a step closer after Cardinia Shire Council approved the planning permit.At a meeting on 14 December 2020, Council approved the planning permit for the $6 million three-storey youth centre at 43 James St, Pakenham.Cardinia Shire Council Mayor Councillor Brett Owen said Cardinia Shire is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the state, with as many as seven new families calling the shire home every day. “The move to construct a new, purpose-built youth centre will provide a facility with the capacity to best support the future needs of our young people,” Cr Owen said. The centre aims to offer services and programs to support young people to build resilience, manage and prevent issues escalating, re-engage in education, get involved in training and work opportunities, improve their relationships, and increase their ability to access specialist services in a timely manner.The facility will offer programs and services for young people aged 12-24, with dedicated training/classrooms, counselling rooms, a program/group room, shower and laundry facility, recording booth, computers with internet access, space to ‘hang out’ and a rooftop recreation space.The new youth centre is anticipated to open early 2022. It has been funded with $3 million from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, $1.5 million from the Australian Government’s Community Health and Hospitals Program, and $1.5 million from Cardinia Shire Council.Cardinia Shire Council Henty Ward Councillor Carol Ryan said the location is great as it is close to public transport, places of interest for young people such as the nearby skate park and shopping areas, is close to relevant support services and provides an opportunity for a purpose-built facility for our young people. “It’s vitally important we plan for the future – for the future of our young people – and all work together to ensure they receive the support they need to grow and flourish within our community,” Cr Ryan said.Member for Bass, Jordan Crugnale said: “This facility will help our youth along their journey with more services, supports and programs to give them the life skills they need and the opportunities they deserve,” Ms Crugnale said.“We want them to grow up confident, with a good sense of self, be healthy and active citizens and this enriches us all as a community,” Ms Crugnale said.Federal Member for Latrobe, Jason Wood said the Cardinia Shire is at the ‘front’ of Melbourne’s south east growth corridor and it has a young and rapidly growing population.“Youth in the Cardinia area will continue to receive information and advice about health and wellbeing, education and training support with $1.5 million in funding for the My Place Pakenham,” Mr Wood said.Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, Jason Wood and the La Trobe community led a strong campaign calling for better services.“I’m delighted that my lobbying for relocation and expansion of ‘My Place’ has been heard by the Federal Government,” Mr Wood said.“The Liberal Morrison Government supports the development of a new Headspace centre to protect youth’s mental health,” Mr Wood said. “The new Headspace centre in Pakenham is aiming to be the go-to mental health and wellbeing service for young people in our region, further strengthening the next generation of communities and helping young people get the support they need,” Mr Wood said.In 2021, Council will consult with young people about naming the new facility.Pictured: The current My Place facility.News archiveCardinia Shire Council news RSS feedFeeds from the web General news Current issues Jobs news Procurement news /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:Australian Government, Bass, Cardinia, Cardinia Shire Council, community health, Federal, federal government, Government, Henty, Latrobe, local council, Melbourne, mental health, Morrison Government, Owen, purpose-built, Ryanlast_img read more

Washington, D.C. – US Education Department investigating college bribery scheme

first_imgHomeBriefsWashington, D.C. – US Education Department investigating college bribery scheme Mar. 27, 2019 at 4:20 amBriefsCrimeGovernmentNewsPoliticsWashington, D.C. – US Education Department investigating college bribery schemenews2 years agoBetsy DeVoscollege briberyU.S. Education Departmentwashington The U.S. Education Department has launched an investigation into eight schools embroiled in a college admissions cheating scheme.A letter sent to the schools Monday says the department is investigating whether they violated federal rules surrounding the management of federal student aid.The notice was sent to the University of Southern California, Yale, Georgetown, Stanford and other universities tied to a federal bribery case.More than 30 people were charged in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly paid bribes to get their children admitted to elite U.S. schools.The department’s letter asks each school to provide documents related to the case along with admission and marketing records.Secretary Betsy DeVos previously said officials were weighing whether department rules were violated.A department spokeswoman declined to comment on the investigation.COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education WriterTags :Betsy DeVoscollege briberyU.S. Education Departmentwashingtonshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSAN DIEGO – San Diego seeks to ban homeless in vehicles near beachesLOS ANGELES – Family of late DJ Avicii to launch foundation in his memoryYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author12 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agolast_img read more

OneWeb, SoftBank Corp plot Japan satellite move

first_img OneWebsatelliteSoftBank AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 13 MAY 2021 SoftBank buys into Axiata digital marketing unit Docomo makes further data price cuts Satellite communications company OneWeb’s commercial ambitions were boosted by Japanese operator SoftBank Corp, which teamed to develop the service provider’s presence in its domestic market and beyond.The companies partnered on technical and product development of OneWeb’s service, planning to jointly secure regulatory approvals and establish ground stations in Japan.In a statement, the companies explained they will offer a combination of OneWeb and SoftBank services to provide “advanced seamless connectivity” along with a digital transformation platform.The operator’s parent SoftBank Group increased its investment in OneWeb in January, as the satellite company continues to accrue fresh backing after a consortium comprising the UK government and a division of Indian conglomerate Bharti Enterprises pulled it out of bankruptcy protection in mid-2020.Last month, Eutelsat joined the list of OneWeb backers with a $550 million investment, boosting the operator’s move to deploy an initial constellation of 648 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more SoftBank Corp targets growth through acquisitions HomeAsiaNews OneWeb, SoftBank Corp plot Japan satellite movecenter_img Related Asia Author Previous ArticleEricsson pushes cloud BSS with AWSNext ArticleTelefonica indicates pandemic recovery in Q1 Joseph Waring Tags last_img read more

For Your Post-Holiday Enjoyment, Healthy ID Snacks

first_imgYesterday, Evolution News offered appetizers for 2020. But maybe you are bothered already by overeating during the recent holidays. No problem. Here are healthy nuggets with an ID flavor to snack on. Better Suction CupsThose plastic suction cups we use on glass fall off after a while. One would never think of getting them to stick to uneven rock. How about fastening them to rock underwater in a strong current? Impossible? The aquatic larvae of the net-winged midge do it. To the amazement of biologists from the University of Cambridge, these larvae even move around the rocks without losing their grip while subjected to “absolutely enormous” forces trying to pull them off, reports Phys.org.The larvae have the ability to quickly detach and reattach to underwater rocks in torrential alpine rivers that can flow as fast as three metres per second. Their highly specialised suction organs are so strong that only forces over 600 times their body weight can detach them. [Emphasis added.]The investigators had difficulty balancing while standing knee deep in the river, but they found the larvae “grazing on the underwater rocks, apparently oblivious to the torrents bearing down on them.” The larvae possess the highest attachment strength ever recorded in insects. What’s their secret?The researchers found that a central piston, controlled by specific muscles, is used to create the suction and enable each larva to form a very tight seal with the surface of the rock. A dense array of tiny hairs come into contact with the rock surface, helping to keep the larva in place. When it needs to move, other muscles control a tiny slit on the suction disc, pulling the disc open to allow the suction organ to detach. This is the first time such an active detachment mechanism has been seen in any biological system.Engineers could imitate this mechanism for numerous applications in industry and medicine.Lights by Intelligent DesignThe design inference is at work in the Astrophysical Journal. Astronomers are wondering about lights that appear and disappear in deep space. About a hundred anomalous sources have been detected. The New York Post says that scientists “aren’t ruling out” extraterrestrial intelligences as the cause. But of course, ID’s design filter requires eliminating chance or nature first.They say the blinking lights are most likely derived from “natural, if somewhat extreme astrophysical sources,” adding that the finding could change the study of astrophysics forever.“The implications of finding such objects extend from traditional astrophysics fields to the more exotic searches for evidence of technologically advanced civilizations,” the authors write in their report, recently published in the Astronomical Journal.They’re not supernovae or any other known phenomena. So while intelligent design is barred from most journals, it remains useful. In fact, the researchers are “very excited” about looking for intelligent causes.Another FlagellumArchaea constitute a separate domain of life from bacteria, yet they, too, have outboard motors that help them swim. Phys.org describes their place in the living world:Archaea, bacteria and eukaryotes are what biologists call the three domains of life. Of these three, archaea form an important link within the evolutionary theory. They are the direct ancestors of eukaryotes, but resemble bacteria in structure and organization. Archaea can colonize hot sulphur springs or extremely saline lakes, but can also be found in the ocean or in the human intestine and on the skin. Unlike bacteria, archaea have been relatively little researched — because no pathogenic forms have been identified so far.The outboard motor of some archaea is so different from the bacterial flagellum, it is called an “archaellum” instead. Like the flagellum, the archaellum appears to be irreducible complex. A paper in Nature Microbiology describes what happens when one part of this “unique nanomachine” is removed:In Archaea, motility is mediated by the archaellum, a rotating type IV pilus-like structure that is a unique nanomachine for swimming motility in nature….Strikingly, Sulfolobus cells that lack the S-layer component bound by FlaF assemble archaella but cannot swim. These collective results support a model where a FlaG filament capped by a FlaG–FlaF complex anchors the archaellum to the S-layer to allow motility.The authors note that “Motility structures are vital in all three domains of life,” and yet each type of machine is unique from those in the other domains. Phys.org adds:It is important for microorganisms to be able to move actively — so that if their environment deteriorates they can seek better living conditions. Bacteria use what is known as the flagellum, a complex structure requiring up to 50 proteins that assemble according to a strict timetable. Scientists assumed that archaea used the same structure as bacteria to “swim” from one place to another. But after sequencing the first archaeal genomes, the researchers discovered that archaea did not possess flagella operons. Instead, archaea swim using a structure called an archaellum. It consists of only seven subunits in the model organism Sulfolobus acidocaldarius used by Albers, which lives in highly acidic hydrothermal springs. “Nevertheless, this relatively simple structure can perform the same functions as the bacterial flagellum,” she explains.The archaellum cannot be an ancestor of the flagellum, though, because it’s in a different domain of life, and uses different parts. If five parts in a mousetrap confirm intelligent design, seven subunits in the archaellum make an even stronger case. Undoubtedly the subunits have even more constituent parts. So here, the most “primitive” microbes come already equipped with rotary outboard motors, and these tiny cells also live in some of the most extreme environments on the planet — including hot springs at the boiling point. See our “Archaea Have Their Own Rotary Propellers“ for more about the amazing archaellum that is “profoundly different” from the bacterial flagellum yet performs a similar function. Incidentally, it is also “highly conserved” in all archaeal species.TidbitsYou’ve had some ID cookies. Now here are some small candy pieces. Don’t worry about the calories. They’re all in your head!The “ultimate non-stick coating” developed at McMaster University was inspired by the lotus leaf. Made into a plastic wrap, it stops dangerous superbugs in hospitals and food packaging.Penn State announced a “New, slippery toilet coating provides cleaner flushing, saves water.” This biomimetic research has already led to products you can buy from SpotLESS Materials. The spray coating was inspired by the pitcher plant. Watch the video to see how well it works on glass and ceramics. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Soil has been called “that thin layer on the planet that stands between us and starvation.” Phys.org reported on work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that “shows how bacteria can degrade solid bedrock, jump-starting a long process of alteration that creates the mineral portion of soil.” Bacteria speed up redox reactions that let them “eat” the rock because of a “biological invention” of a protein that allows cells to make electrical contact with minerals. Moreover, the bacteria couple the oxidation of iron to make ATP, the energy molecule in all forms of life. The way bacteria metabolize rock to begin soil formation “has been going on basically forever, but unknown to us.”Better desalination machines and water filtration methods could be coming, thanks to mechanisms inspired by our own body cells. Aquaporins are “essential membrane proteins that serve as water channels in the cells of our eyes, kidneys and other watery organs. Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin couldn’t mimic aquaporins exactly, but found a way to create “water wires” that work a thousand times better than existing desalination systems.“It is difficult to even effectively mimic the complexities of how the human body works, especially at the molecular level,” he said. “This time, however, nature was the starting point for an even greater discovery than we could have ever hoped for.”Happy ID snacking… all meat and no fat!Image: Special repellent properties of the lotus leaf inspired the “ultimate non-stick coating”; by William Thielicke (more images here), [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons. “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos TagsaquaporinsarchaeaarchaellumAstrophysical JournalATPbacteriabacterial flagellumbiologistscaloriesDesign Inferenceextraterrestrial intelligenceeyeshuman bodyindustryinsectsintelligent designkidneyslarvaelotus leafMcMaster UniversitymicrobesnanomachineNature MicrobiologyNew York Postoutboard motorPenn Statepost-holiday seasonproteinsriverSpotLESS Materialsstarssuction cupsuction discSulfolobus acidocaldariustoiletUniversity of CambridgeUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison,Trending Recommendedcenter_img Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Intelligent Design For Your Post-Holiday Enjoyment, Healthy ID SnacksEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCJanuary 3, 2020, 4:39 AM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

Building a Manufacturing Workforce

first_img Email Flathead Valley Community College was awarded over $3 million in federal grants last week to help develop and expand training programs in this part of the state, including short-term certificate programs in advanced manufacturing. That’s good news as far as Jason Sonju, vice president of Sonju Industrial, is concerned. Sonju Industrial, an aerospace component and defense company in Kalispell, is so busy right now that Sonju says he can’t take any more orders this year, and doesn’t have the workforce for more business anyway.“I’m spending thousands of dollars every month running ads for machinists,” Sonju said in an interview last week. “I am outsourcing some of my work to other machine shops because I am that busy.”Sonju said his company recently hired four or five machinists, but all were from out of state. Having a program in the Flathead Valley that could not only train machinists but also screen the students to ensure the best fit for the employer would be a solid investment for the valley’s community, he said. It would give employers the chance to hire local workers, he said, and would give the trained workers a better choice of employment options. Sonju was one of many local businesses to partner with FVCC in this new training program venture. He said his company came in on the tail-end of the grant process, but was encouraged by the idea that the programs would give the students a better picture of what the work would be like before the student invests time and money in it. “I really emphasized to (the college) that we need to have some type of system where they can screen these people in a positive way to really emphasize and play out the pros and cons of the job,” Sonju said. The two federal grants awarded to the college amount to $3,652,969, with about $3 million to be used for helping FVCC respond to the needs of local manufacturing employers. The program is called the Amplifying Montana’s Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation and Industry Project. The project includes creating more manufacturing programs at the college, as well as adopting a National Career Readiness Certificate assessment of work proficiencies.The new project also includes creating an entrepreneurship center on the college’s campus, as well as transitioning to a “technology-enabled emporium model of developmental mathematics.”Wendy Koster, the human resource director for Diversified Plastics in Missoula, said her company partnered with FVCC on this project because it has a need for manual machinists and injection mold technicians. The classes at FVCC would include teaching skills such as learning how to read blueprints and safety in the workplace, she said, and that would provide a strong background for new employees. “We have about 55 employees. We’d like to think that we’ll continue to grow and continue to need people with that skill set,” Koster said. And while Missoula is not in the Flathead Valley, Koster said it is still on the same side of the state and would not mean a far relocation for local workers. Greg Hayes of Zinc-Air in Columbia Falls said the new program at FVCC is “very exciting and very needed” in the Flathead Valley. His company, which produces batteries for large-scale energy storage, is growing by leaps and bounds and is in “desperate need” of well-trained people. Zinc-Air expects to start hiring more people at the beginning of next year, Hayes said, and said the classes offered through FVCC’s new program would fit the bill for certain job qualifications, such as a lab technician.Being able to hire local workers would benefit the company, the business and the community through stimulating economic growth, Hayes said. “In my opinion that grant will be repaid a number of times over,” Hayes said.Other partner employers include Raytheon, Applied Materials, Plum Creek, Synergy Aircraft, MC Squared, Defiance, MilTech, Distinctive Countertops, The Montana Rifleman, Inc., Timberline Tool, the Thompson Group and Nomad Global Communication Solutions. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Innovative and imaginative ‘Atlas for a City Region’ project launched in Harvard

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 18, 2019 Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Facebook Google+ Previous articleGlenties Playground to receive much needed funding injectionNext articleLow temperature warning in place for Donegal News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford After 18 months of research including fieldwork in the Northwest of Ireland, Harvard University Graduate School of Design formally launched their findings of the ‘Atlas for a City Region’ project at an event in Harvard University, Massachusetts.The event was attended by the visiting delegation from Ireland North West led by Mayors Cllr. Nicholas Crossan and Cllr. Michaela Boyle from Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council.The project ‘Atlas for a City Region’ was commissioned by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council and has been borne out of the unique cross-border collaborative approach adopted by both Councils.Twenty-seven students from Harvard University travelled to the Northwest for fieldwork in spring 2019.While Professor Gareth Doherty from Carndonagh, Director of the Landscape Architecture program at Harvard GSD was lead investigator for the project.Speaking at the launch, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Mayor of Donegal County Council commended the work done by Harvard GSD students pointing out the quality of the work and the imaginative and innovative proposals that have been presented.Cllr Crossan added that the project was about getting a fresh outside perspective on what the opportunities are for the region.The findings from this research will be exhibited in the North West in Spring 2020 Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Innovative and imaginative ‘Atlas for a City Region’ project launched in Harvard Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more