MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third time by 344 votes to 286

first_imgBut at the same time, the House had “made it clear it will not leave without a deal”, she said.The result meant the UK would have to hold EU Parliamentary elections, she said.She also warned that any further extension would have to be for a “clear purpose” and would need to be approved unanimously by the 27 EU leaders.”On Monday, this House will continue the process to see if there is a stable majority for a particular alternative version of our future relationship with the E,” she said.Of course, all of the options will require the withdrawal agreement.”Mr Speaker, I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this House.” Alexandra Rogers whatsapp She continued: “This House has rejected no deal. It has rejected no Brexit. On Wednesday it rejected all the variations of the deal on the table. And today it has rejected approving the withdrawal agreement alone and continuing a process on the future.”This government will continue to press the case for the orderly Brexit that the result of the referendum demands.”Read more: Police just shut down Ukip’s claims water cannon will be used on BrexitersFollowing the result, EU Council president Donald Tusk said he would called a EU Council meeting on 10 April. Share Friday 29 March 2019 2:47 pm The Prime Minister lost the deal by a majority of 58 votes, narrowing a defeat of 240 votes in January and 149 votes in March as a number of Tories who were previously opposed to the deal, such as Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg swung behind it.Only five Labour MPs – Kevin Barron, Rosie Cooper, Jim Fitzpatrick, Caroline Flint and John Mann – voted for the deal, while 34 Tories defied the whip and voted against it.Sterling slipped below $1.30 following the vote.Addressing the house, May said the implications of the House’s decisions were “grave”.She said it was “matter of profound regret that once again this House been unable to support leaving European Union in an orderly way” and that the UK was now due to leave the EU on 12 April, which she said did not allow enough time to agree or ratify a deal. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OraclePost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily Funny MPs have rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal by 344 votes to 286.Read more: Asking the people is the only way to end this Brexit nightmare MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third time by 344 votes to 286 Tags: Brexit People Theresa Maylast_img read more

Gardentalk – Woolly bear caterpillars and ripening fruit

first_imgBuilding a cocoon, the Spotted Tussuck Moth from Bob Armstrong’s Nature AlaskaShare this story: Gardentalk | JuneauGardentalk – Woolly bear caterpillars and ripening fruitSeptember 1, 2017 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Video Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2017/09/Tussock2.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Woolly bear caterpillar video courtesy of 360North television.In this week’s edition of Gardentalk, Master Gardener Ed Buyarski warns us about the emergence of the banded woolly bear caterpillar that can attack plant leaves before becoming the spotted tussuck moth.“I first noticed them on my raspberries,” said Buyarski, who also has found them on his apple and alder trees.“If you look at the alders, you can see kind of how shredded the leaves are,” Buyarski said. “Especially the younger ones.”Buyarski said he’s been squishing them. But he warns that children and others may be allergic to the caterpillar hairs.“Don’t play with your woolly bears is the bottom line here,” Buyarski said.Buyarski also had some tips for picking and preparing gooseberries, raspberries, apples and kiwis. Listen to the August 31 edition of Gardentalk:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2017/09/garden083117.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Tesco profit overstatement: PwC faces double investigation by accountancy watchdog FRC

first_img More From Our Partners Colin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the regulator for the UK’s accountancy industry, yesterday announced it was launching two separate investigations into the activities of professional services giant PwC.The probes will look into the book-keeping role played by the Big Four accountant in recent scandals involving UK supermarket chain Tesco and banking monolith Barclays. In October, Tesco admitted to miscalculating its profits by £263m, compounding a disastrous run of profit warnings. The FRC said in a statement that it was to investigate “members” (of Tesco’s internal audit team) and “a member firm” in relation to the “preparation, approval and audit” of Tesco’s financial statements over the relevant period. New boss Dave Lewis vowed to fully investigate the issue.The professional services watchdog also announced a probe into “the conduct of PricewaterhouseCoopers, auditors to Barclays Bank, in relation to its role in reporting to the FSA on the bank’s compliance with the FSA’s client asset rules for the years ended 31 December 2007 to 31 December 2011”. The investigation is in light of the Financial Conduct Authority’s £38m fine of Barclays for failing to properly protect client assets worth £16.5bn. On 23 September, the financial services regulator highlighted “significant weaknesses” in the systems and controls of Barclays’ investment banking arm between 2007 and 2012, during which period clients risked incurring extra costs, lengthy delays or losing their assets if the bank had become insolvent. A PwC spokesperson said: “We take our responsibilities very seriously.“We will cooperate fully with the FRC in its enquiries.” whatsapp Monday 22 December 2014 9:05 pm Show Comments ▼ Share Express KCS Tesco profit overstatement: PwC faces double investigation by accountancy watchdog FRC whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

How medical schools can affirm that black lives matter

first_img In the wake of police killings in Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., and other cities, doctors — and the medical schools that train them — must also be part of the solution, says a new editorial by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. A community-health approach to medical school will better train doctors and, authors say, better serve traditionally underserved patients.The article, published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, holds up as an example the Medicine for the Greater Good (MGG) curriculum created at Johns Hopkins in 2011.The MGG curriculum, now required for graduation from Johns Hopkins, consists of 12 one-hour workshops spread over an academic year. Each covers a specific topic, such as health policy, social determinants of health, or behavioral counseling. Residents must also design and complete a community-based project.advertisement A mural of Freddie Gray is painted on the side of a building in Baltimore. David Goldman/AP By Leah Samuel Nov. 18, 2015 Reprints HealthHow medical schools can affirm that black lives matter These disparities are stark in Baltimore, where black residents were subject to segregation and unequal care as recently as the late 1950s. The result is a community where people in poor neighborhoods can expect to live shorter lives, with poorer quality of life, than their rich neighbors.Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in a police van in April, is an example of the impact of this disparity, said lead author Dr. Sammy Zakaria, associate program director of the residency program.“He was being poisoned since he was a kid,” said Zakaria, pointing out that during Gray’s childhood, he lived in one of the worst areas of Baltimore, with old and crumbling homes. As a boy, Gray had a blood-lead level of 37 micrograms per deciliter (10 is considered dangerously high). “At that level, you can’t control your emotions or impulses, and of course you’re going to have multiple encounters with police.”Zakaria also described a resident’s home visit with a dialysis patient. He had been labeled noncompliant by the hospital, because he did not go to all his appointments.“It turns out that the patient had one leg amputated because of diabetes, and to get to his dialysis appointments, he had to go to a bus stop without a top on it,” said Zakaria. “So when the weather was bad he was missing his appointments.”These are the kinds of home-life situations that medical schools should train doctors to ask about and to take action on, the authors say.“Residency programs have a duty to raise awareness of the socioeconomic determinants of health and to train young physicians to recognize and change the circumstances responsible for poor health outcomes,” they wrote.Dr. Rachel Kruzan, who graduated from Johns Hopkins in May, says she benefitted from the MGG curriculum. “I learned how to communicate with my patients and to anticipate questions they might not be comfortable asking.”Kruzan grew up in a Chicago suburb with a dentist dad and a mom who was a nurse.“We were a pretty health-literate family,” she said. “I didn’t know that there were people who didn’t have access. I wanted to help people who have a fractured relationship with health care.”Zakaria said that it’s crucial that doctors think beyond simply providing the best care.“Freddie Gray had excellent health care, which is why we know so much about his lead levels,” said Zakaria. “But he also shows us that, unless you deal with the underlying issues, even the best health care is of marginal value.” Among the most popular of these is the lay health educator project. In it, residents go to local churches and other community gathering places to help residents become health educators in their churches and neighborhoods.“Medical students are coming to medical school from different experiences,” said Dr. Erica Johnson, a co-author of the article. “It’s not always clear to them, in the context of medical school, to think about some of the disparities that exist.”advertisement Tags community healthJohns Hopkinsmedical schoollast_img read more

CDC estimated a one-year decline in life expectancy in 2020. Not so — try five days

first_img But wait. Analysts estimate that, on average, a death from Covid-19 robs its victim of around 12 years of life. Approximately 400,000 Americans died Covid-19 in 2020, meaning about 4.8 million years of life collectively vanished. Spread that ghastly number across the U.S. population of 330 million and it comes out to 0.014 years of life lost per person. That’s 5.3 days. There were other excess deaths in 2020, so maybe the answer is seven days lost per person.advertisement Privacy Policy Please enter a valid email address. First OpinionCDC estimated a one-year decline in life expectancy in 2020. Not so — try five days Adobe Related: About the Author Reprints @peterbachmd No matter how you look at it, the result is a far cry from what the CDC announced.It’s not that the agency made a math mistake. I checked the calculations myself, and even went over them with one of the CDC analysts. The error was more problematic in my view: The CDC relied on an assumption it had to know was wrong.The CDC’s life expectancy calculations are, in fact, life expectancy projections (the technical term for the measure is period life expectancy). The calculation is based on a crucial assumption: that for the year you are studying (2019 compared to 2020 in this case) the risk of death, in every age group, will stay as it was in that year for everyone born during it.So to project the life expectancy of people born in 2020, the CDC assumed that newborns will face the risk of dying that newborns did in 2020. Then when they turn 1, they face the risk of dying that 1-year-olds did in 2020. Then on to them being 2 years old, and so on.Locking people into 2020 for their entire life spans, from birth to death, may sound like the plot of a dystopian reboot of “Groundhog Day.” But that’s the calculation. The results: The CDC’s report boils down to a finding that bears no relation to any realistic scenario. Running the 2020 gauntlet for an entire life results in living one year less on average than running that same gauntlet in 2019. Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made headlines last week when it announced that Covid-19 had reduced the average life expectancy of Americans in 2020 by a full year. The news seemed to starkly illustrate the devastation wrought by our nation’s worst public health crisis in 100 years.But there was a problem. The pandemic’s appalling toll could not have reduced life span by nearly that much. My own estimate is that when Covid-19’s ravages in 2020 are averaged across the country’s entire population, we each lost about five days of life.The CDC’s mistake? It calculated life expectancy using an assumption that is assuredly wrong, which yielded a statistic that was certain to be misunderstood. That’s exactly the type of misstep the agency can’t afford to make. Not now, not after former President Trump’s relentless attacks on its credibility. Not after his advisers were caught altering and editing the agency’s monthly reports to downplay the pandemic.advertisement Peter B. Bach Leave this field empty if you’re human: Don’t blame the method. It’s a standard one that over time has been a highly useful way of understanding how our efforts in public health have succeeded or fallen short. Because it is a projection, it can (and should) serve as an early warning of how people in our society will do in the future if we do nothing different from today.But in this case, the CDC should assume, as do we all, that Covid-19 will cause an increase in mortality for only a brief period relative to the span of a normal lifetime. If you assume the Covid-19 risk of 2020 carries forward unabated, you will overstate the life expectancy declines it causes. It’s not like I am the first person to notice this problem. Researchers have regularly demonstrated that life expectancy projections are overly sensitive to evanescent events like pandemics and wars, resulting in considerably overestimated declines.And yet the CDC published a result that, if anything, would convey to the public an exaggerated toll that Covid-19 took on longevity in 2020. That’s a problem.Please don’t misunderstand: I have no desire to play down this horrific pandemic. The U.S. recently surpassed a half-million deaths, the highest number of deaths of any country. Instead, I mean to emphasize that the CDC must remain the world’s gold standard public health agency, and that means working tirelessly to get both its facts and its messages right.The agency won’t always succeed. But after four years of an administration that claimed infallibility, even as the pile of errors reached staggering heights, we should hold this administration’s CDC to the highest possible standard.I have been wondering if the CDC should withdraw this report, explaining that it erred by disseminating a finding that was bound to be misunderstood. Yes, Covid-19 deniers will try to score cheap political points for a day or two. But at least for me, I don’t need an agency that is flawless, but one that is forthright.Peter B. Bach is a physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he directs the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes. To review: The CDC reported that life expectancy in the U.S. declined by one year in 2020. People understood this to mean that Covid-19 had shaved off a year from how long each of us will live on average. That is, after all, how people tend to think of life expectancy. The New York Times characterized the report as “the first full picture of the pandemic’s effect on American expected life spans.” U.S. life expectancy fell by a year in the first half of 2020, CDC report finds By Peter B. Bach Feb. 25, 2021 Reprints Tags Coronavirusgovernment agencieslast_img read more

Tough capital markets revenue outlook for big U.S. banks: Fitch

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Weak markets led to soft revenue numbers for the top Wall Street banks in the second quarter, and the outlook for the coming months doesn’t look much better, according to Fitch Ratings. In a research note, the rating agency reports that a significant slowdown in global capital markets activity, and weakness in equity and fixed income markets, during the second quarter contributed to soft revenue results for the top five U.S. banks — Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley. Fitch says that the revenue pressure was particularly acute in the fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) category, which declined by 41% sequentially in the second quarter, and decreased by 9% year over year. Weakness in the fixed income markets in particular drove much of this trend, Fitch reports, with all of the major categories within fixed income posting declines, “as the macro uncertainties resulted in sharply lower customer flows and banks were generally more cautious on overall risk levels.” Looking ahead, Fitch expects the third quarter “to offer little relief on the revenue line as concerns over a potential global slowdown and pending regulation restrain near-term growth prospects.” In the short term, risks to FICC revenues “are significant”, Fitch says, as the finalization of the Volcker rule may force changes in market-making activity for the largest trading banks. “On top of the shutdown of proprietary trading desks, already completed in response to new regulation, a curtailment of market-making activity would put further pressure on top-line results for the largest single category of capital markets revenue,” it says, noting that this accounts for more than 50% of total capital market revenues for the top firms. Overall, Fitch expects customer flows in equities and fixed income to remain on the weak side during the third quarter, as the already-soft trading volumes due to global market uncertainty are reinforced by the usual slowdown in summer trading. And this, may well lead to further job losses, it warns. “We expect the largest U.S. banks to continue efforts to boost operating efficiency in their capital markets businesses as economic uncertainty, weak trading volumes, and concerns over forthcoming regulation erode expected returns in those units. The focus on efficiency and cost cutting has already led to notable headcount reduction in capital markets businesses, and this pattern will likely continue as revenue growth and returns lag,” it says. High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Keywords Banking industry Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work Related news read more

OSC to hear ex branch manager’s appeal

first_img Back in June, an IIROC hearing panel ordered that Bryan Vickers be suspended for six months, fined $30,000, and that he re-write the supervisor’s course before being re-approved as a branch manager. According to the application for a review by the OSC, Vickers is seeking that the penalty be reduced to no suspension and a $15,000 fine (he doesn’t oppose the exam requirement). Vickers and IIROC staff agreed to a statement of facts in the case, but not the penalty, which was imposed after a hearing. Now, the rep’s counsel argues that the panel made a number of errors in reaching its sanctions decision, including that the panel improperly considered a staff guidance note issued by IIROC on the suitability of leveraged and inverse ETFs, and the funds’ prospectuses — neither of which were addressed in the agreed statement of facts. It also claims that the sanctions “are disproportionate to the conduct [which, it says] does not warrant any period of suspension and does not warrant a fine of $30,000.” The application also claims that the panel failed to provide adequate reasons for its decision with respect to sanctions. Keywords Branch managers,  EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, Ontario Securities Commission Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) will hear an appeal of a penalty handed down by a hearing panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), from a former branch manager who argues that the sanctions imposed against him are too severe. The OSC said Tuesday it will hold a hearing on Dec. 16 to hear an appeal of a penalty decision, that was handed down earlier this year, against a rep who admitted that, when he was a branch manager, he failed to properly supervise a rep in connection with the sale of inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs). BFI investors plead for firm’s salecenter_img IE Staff Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Andrews’ protest green-light threatens community safety

first_imgAndrews’ protest green-light threatens community safety Liberal Party VictoriaConfirmation that the Andrews Labor Government has provided approval for week-long protests in the Melbourne CBD is a clear failure of community safety and a backwards step for Victoria’s economic recovery.The Department of Health has approved a COVID safe application by Extinction Rebellion for up to 5,000 people to protest across this week, despite the history of this group unlawfully disrupting commuters, visitors and businesses and bringing the CBD to a standstill.Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius has confirmed over 2,000 frontline officers will be diverted away from regular duties as a result of these protests and described these events as a “huge opportunity cost for community safety”.This protest follows crossbench concessions by the Andrews Labor Government earlier this year to enshrine a “right to protest” within legislation to extend Victoria’s State of Emergency until December 2021.With hundreds of police still tied-up in Labor’s suspended hotel quarantine program and fewer than one in four train stations patrolled by PSOs, the Andrews Labor Government must act to get frontline officers back in the community.As stated by Shadow Minister for Police and Crime Prevention, David Southwick:“Daniel Andrews’ deal with the Greens to extend State of Emergency powers has given the green-light to these disruptive and dangerous protestors which try to shut down the city at all costs.“With thousands more police pulled off the frontline due to another Labor COVID fail, it’s clear Daniel Andrews has dropped the ball on community safety.“Everyone has the right to a peaceful protest but nobody has the right to disrupt and endanger Melbournians and lockdown a city that is already on life support.” /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:Andrews, Australia, Commissioner, community, Crime Prevention, Department of Health, Emergency, extinction, Government, health, legislation, Liberal Party, Liberal Victoria, lockdown, Melbourne, Minister, prevention, quarantine, VIC, Victorialast_img read more

Officials try to ease concerns of business owners regarding planned homeless shelter near Vancouver Mall

first_imgOfficials try to ease concerns of business owners regarding planned homeless shelter near Vancouver MallPosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Friday, January 15, 2021in: Newsshare 0 Howard Johnson Hotel, across the street from the mall, is being purchased and set to become a shelterRepresentatives of the Vancouver Housing Authority, the city of Vancouver, and Clark County held an online informational meeting Thursday night with business owners who work near where the VHA is planning to open a homeless shelter.They are in the process of buying the Howard Johnson Hotel near Vancouver Mall in order to convert it into a continuous day shelter, with 24-hour, on-site management.This Howard Johnson Hotel, at 9201 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, is in the process of being purchased by the Vancouver Housing Authority, the city of Vancouver, and Clark County, and will be converted into a homeless shelter. Photo by Paul ValenciaThis Howard Johnson Hotel, at 9201 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, is in the process of being purchased by the Vancouver Housing Authority, the city of Vancouver, and Clark County, and will be converted into a homeless shelter. Photo by Paul ValenciaConcerns have been raised by area business owners regarding the proximity of the shelter to the mall, as well as other nearby businesses, since they learned of the planned shelter last week.Officials are trying to ease those concerns.“This is not going to be a site that is open for drop-in services. It is solely a shelter and solely there for people who are staying there,” said Michael Torres, community housing and development manager for the county.It is not going to be a facility where people are sent to to get services on a daily basis, officials said. “This is a 24-hour operation shelter,” added Torres. “What that really means is that people will not be arriving in the evening and leaving in the morning, looking for a place to be during the day. They might be leaving for work. But everyone who is at this shelter, they have a place to stay, they have their restroom facilities, they have, basically, what they need to be comfortable and to be safe.”The VHA already operates three shelters in the region. Roy Johnson, the executive director of the VHA, acknowledged the hotel site would be the largest, with 63 rooms. Still, he said experience has shown that this will work.“When we go into doing some of the different housing, no one around the neighborhood wants it there,” Johnson said.Once it is there, he said, area residents and business owners see that their worst fears are not realized.“It won’t be a site where people will be camping out. They won’t be hanging out, hoping to get in there. There’s not going to be anything on the building that shouts that it’s a shelter,” Johnson said.The county is in the process of finding a service provider to manage the shelter. That would include monitoring the door 24 hours. Residents of the shelter would have to adhere to a code of conduct, if you will. That code will be determined once a provider is found. Johnson added that the service provider will have a “good neighbor type of arrangement” with the area. Grounds around the hotel will be maintained, as well. Those who use the shelter must go through the proper channels. A person seeking shelter would contact the Housing Solutions Center, which then would begin the screening process. There are also background checks; no sex offenders will be allowed in the shelter, officials said.Also, this is not housing. It is a shelter. Guests will be restricted, limiting the number of people at the shelter.Still, some business owners at the mall worry that a shelter with 63 rooms just across the street will mean more homeless people in the mall during the day. One noted that there already is a homeless problem in the area. Some were upset that they only found out about the plan last week and there was no input from them nor area residents.Colton Barton, who owns Livit Mobile in the mall, was one who voiced his opposition during the meeting. He said officials did not have specific answers to the concerns of his and many of the other business owners. Hours after the meeting, he was still disappointed.“As a resident, father, business owner, and taxpayer, I’m beyond shocked that this can be done without community approval,” Colton Barton said Thursday night.“Sadly, the meeting was not an opportunity for us to discuss or to object,” Barton added. “If something as specific as a homeless shelter is going to be funded by the city and/or county through our tax dollars, we must have a voice.”Officials noted that the meeting was not to determine whether the shelter was a good idea or not. Rather, it was the first of many meetings with the goal to work with the neighborhood.In a letter to business owners last week, the VHA, county, and city said it is anticipated that the shelter will be in operation as long as there is funding, and that the funding is currently projected to last two to three years. Later, the shelter will be converted into affordable housing. “The Vancouver Housing Authority has a lot of experience with shelters,” Torres said. “This is absolutely not an experiment.”The next informational online meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. The meeting is for residents and business owners who live in the area. To ask for a link to the next meeting, email Carmen Nelson of the VHA at: [email protected] is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Beaches Restaurant owner keeps the pressure on to reopen indoor dining Next : Clark County Public Health deluged with questions over vaccine eligibilityAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Michael Crain Properties of Sonoma Broker Purchase of Petroni Family Trinity…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Michael Crain Properties of Sonoma Broker Purchase of Petroni Family Trinity Ranch…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessMichael Crain Properties of Sonoma Broker Purchase of Petroni Family Trinity Ranch Vineyard for Theorem WineryBy Press Release – April 4, 2018 143 0 Located in the sought-after Moon Mountain Appellation in the Mayacamas Mountains, the Trinity Ranch property straddles the county line between Napa and Sonoma where Sonoma County’s Trinity Road meets Napa’s Oakville Grade. Situated at 1,800’ elevation and above the fog line, the property benefits from high sunshine hours and warmer daytime temperatures allowing for full flavor and tannin development. The Petroni vineyard designated “Trinity Ranch 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon” was awarded 94+ points from Robert Parker.Kisha Itkin, President and Owner of Theorem Vineyards, added “Theorem is known for its estate grown Cabernets. Theorem believes in producing excellent wines that reflect the site from where they originate. The winery is excited to showcase the exceptional quality and uniqueness of this Moon Mountain vineyard. Theorem plans to produce an ultra-premium cabernet from this site and add the wine to its collection of estate grown and produced Cabernets.“The vineyard was previously owned by the late Lorenzo Petroni and his wife Maria Elena, who purchased it in 1992 and developed to vineyards in the following years. They founded Petroni Vineyards Winery in Sonoma during the same period. Mr. Petroni was also the well-known restaurateur and owner of renowned North Beach Restaurant in San Francisco.About Michael Crain Properties, Vineyard And Estate Brokers:Michael Crain Properties, Vineyard And Estate Brokers, specialize in Vineyards, Wineries, Land and Estate Properties throughout California wine country, representing sellers and buyers. As a full-service real estate brokerage, advisory and valuation firm since its inception in 2003, they have provided exceptional service in the most important California wine appellations of Napa County, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Monterey County, San Luis Obispo, Sierra Foothills, Lake and Mendocino Counties.  www.vineyardadvisors.comAdvertisement Twitter Email ReddIt Facebook TAGSMichael Crain PropertiesTheorem WineryTrinity Ranch Vineyard center_img Share Pinterest Linkedin Advertisement(SONOMA, CA; April 4, 2018) – Michael Crain Properties, Vineyard And Estate Brokers, have negotiated the purchase of the 34-acre Trinity Ranch vineyard in the Sonoma Valley/Moon Mountain Appellations. The Buyer was Theorem Vineyards Winery of Napa. Michael Crain Properties represented both buyer and seller in the transaction. Previous article2018 California Craft Spirits Competition Registration Now OpenNext articleEducation, Innovation and Celebration – The First-Ever International Biodynamic Wine Conference Welcomes Global Producers and Trade  Press Releaselast_img read more