Insurer reports high volume of claims after acid spills on BC highway

first_imgTRAIL, B.C. – Thousands of insurance claims have been made in the wake of two acid spills along a southeastern British Columbia highway earlier this year that damaged vehicles.Insurance Corporation of B.C. spokeswoman Lindsay Wilkins said vehicle claims related to the April 10 and May 23 spills of sulphuric acid in Trail have topped 3,000, although fewer are now showing exposure to acid.“These are complex claims that require extra time to process as each vehicle may have been exposed to varying degrees of sulphuric acid, affecting different parts and components of the vehicle,” she said in an email statement.A technical expert has been retained to determine the level of contamination of each vehicle and a team of 30 is now dedicated to processing the claims, which Wilkins said are “complex.”Vancouver-based Teck Resources Ltd. said in a release posted on its website that the separate spills, one amounting to about 220 litres and the other of about 70 litres, occurred along as much as 16 kilometres of a busy commuter route through Trail.The spills happened after Teck sold the acid from its Trail smelter and the buyer, International Raw Materials Ltd., contracted to move the corrosive liquid by truck to two other locations in the city.The truck leaked the acid intermittently along the route, with the largest puddles at intersections where it stopped and started, said Trail Mayor Mike Martin in a telephone interview.“I’ve seen numbers in the range of 15 to 20,000 thousand vehicles per day that would be passing along that route in both directions,” he said, adding the number of southbound vehicles that could have splashed through the acid “would have been considerable.”Two vehicles belonging to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue were among those damaged.“Essentially, a brand new fire engine worth probably in the order of around $800,000 as well as a command vehicle,” said Martin.Wilkins said the fire truck was a loss but the corporation was still determining if some parts from the truck could be saved.The corporation has set up a dedicated phone line for drivers who may have travelled through the acid before it was neutralized by first responders.An adviser who answered the line said sulphuric acid has the potential to corrode vehicle undercarriages, aluminum parts and especially brake lines and brake systems.Teck spokesman Chris Stannell said in an email that the company “regrets the concern this issue has caused in the community.”“International Raw Materials Ltd. was the owner of the acid and responsible for its safe transportation,” he added.The company’s statement said the spills are unacceptable and Teck is “working with the parties involved in acid transportation to prevent any recurrence.”It said both spills were cleaned up, no acid seeped into area waterways and there was no damage to roads or a bridge over the Columbia River.Martin agreed the Victoria bridge was undamaged, but he said the city was still checking its own vehicle fleet for corrosion.A meeting had been arranged for Friday by International Raw Materials to offer a formal debriefing with Teck, emergency services and other parties, but Martin said the city announced Thursday that it would not attend after several other participants pulled out.“There may be a time and a place to hold a meeting like this in the future, but at this point, with various legal concerns now coming forward, it was understood that until these issues are resolved, the parties directly involved are proceeding with caution,” said a statement from the City of Trail.Martin said the summary of information released Thursday by Teck and International Raw Materials came months after the second spill and at the request of the City of Trail.“The city was very disappointed with the lack of information made available following the incidents.”Companies in this story: (TSX:TCK.A)last_img read more

Chinese importers have stopped buying Canadian canola seed Industry group

WINNIPEG — Chinese importers have stopped buying Canadian canola seed, according to an industry group.Canola Council of Canada president Jim Everson says canola seed exporters are reporting that Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase Canadian canola seed at this time.Earlier this month, Beijing suspended canola imports from Richardson International Ltd. for what one Chinese official alleged was the detection of hazardous organisms in the company’s product.Everson says Canadian canola seed exporters who normally ship to China have no alternative but to supply customers in other countries.Companies that are members of the council include Viterra Inc., Louis Dreyfus Company, Cargill Ltd. and Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd.China’s decision to reject shipments of one of Canada’s key exports comes with the two countries in a diplomatic dispute that erupted after the December arrest of Huawei senior executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver at the behest of the United States. The Canadian Press read more

UNbacked report shows strong performance by renewable energy sector

The sector also delivered close to 20 per cent of the world’s electricity production, according to the report commissioned by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), whose secretariat is supported by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).“The global performance of renewable energy despite headwinds has been a positive constant in turbulent times,” said Mohamed El-Ashry, Chairman of REN21’s Steering Committee. “Today, more people than ever before derive energy from renewables as capacity continues to grow, prices continue to fall, and shares of global energy from renewable energy continue to increase.”Global solar power generation doubled last year compared to the previous year, thanks to government incentive programmes and the continued fall in the price of Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, according to the “Renewables 21: Global Status Report.”Germany installed more PV in 2010 than the entire world added in 2009. PV markets in Japan and the United States almost doubled relative to 2009.Globally, wind power added the most new capacity, followed by hydropower and solar PV, but for the first time ever, Europe added more PV than wind capacity.Renewable energy policies continue to be the main driver of the renewable energy growth, according to the report. By early this year, at least 119 countries had some type of policy target or renewable support policy at the national level, more than doubling from 55 countries in early 2005. More than half of those countries are in the developing world. Last year, investment reached a record $211 billion in renewables – about one-third more than the $160 billion invested in 2009 – and more than five times the amount invested in 2004.Funds invested in renewable energy companies, and in utility-scale generation and biofuel projects increased to $143 billion, with developing countries surpassing developed economies for the first time.“The increased renewable energy activity in developing countries highlighted in this year’s report is very encouraging, since most of the future growth in energy demand is expected to occur in developing countries,” said Mr. El-Ashry.“More and more of the world’s people are gaining access to energy services through renewables, not only to meet their basic needs, but also to enable them to develop economically,” he added. 13 July 2011The renewable energy sector has continued to perform well despite the global economic slowdown, cuts in incentives, and low natural-gas prices, according to a United Nations-backed report unveiled today, which shows that the sector supplied an estimated 16 per cent of global energy last year. read more

Ranil says 17A more important

“Under the 17th Amendment an independent police can be created, administration of the country will be strictly under the law, it provides for an independent judiciary, corruption can be eliminated. These are the issues the people want addressed,” he said. He accused the police of being politicizes and also government divisional officers being corrupt when implementing projects in their respective areas. Wickremesinghe noted that the government had sent Minister Basil Rajapaksa to India to discuss about the 13th Amendment instead of having discussions with the people of Sri Lanka about their main concerns.“Even before discussing with us about the 13th Amendment the government sent Minister Basil Rajapaksa to New Delhi to discuss with them so then what’s the point in inviting us for talks,” he said. The main opposition UNP today accused the government of neglecting core issues faced by the public and instead putting more focus on the 13th Amendment to the constitution.UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said that before looking at the 13th Amendment, the government should have looked at implementing the 17th Amendment to the constitution. The UNP leader noted that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has also not responded to a letter he had sent in June seeking talks on several issues ahead of the northern polls.“The northern elections have been announced but there is no response to my letter. So if the government is not ready to discuss these issues then what’s the point in a Parliament Select Committee,” he said.Wickremesinghe said that the Parliament Select Committee formed to discuss the 13th Amendment is missing several government coalition members and not just the opposition, so in his view it is incomplete. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Jackie Robinson Museum Breaks Ground After 10Year Delay

Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson, smiles during a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Jackie Robinson Museum, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Ground was broken for the Jackie Robinson Museum after a 10-year wait — matching the length of the Hall of Famer’s barrier-breaking major-league career.Rachel Robinson, the 94-year-old widow of the Brooklyn Dodgers star, attended Thursday’s ceremony in the SoHo section of Manhattan along with her daughter, Sharon, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and former National League President Len Coleman.“There are a lot of American heroes. I think Jackie Robinson is in a class by himself,” Manfred said, “and, really, it is impossible to do enough to recognize what he means and continues to mean to the process of change.”About $23.5 million has been raised to build the museum, now scheduled to open in spring 2019 on the street level of an already-existing office building. The Jackie Robinson Foundation hopes to raise a total of $42 million — matching Robinson’s uniform number — to fund an endowment that will pay for the museum’s operations.“Breaking ground allows us to show the country that we are for real,” Sharon Robinson said.Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947 and died in 1972. Rachel Robinson started the Jackie Robinson Foundation a year later.The 18,500 square-foot space, which will include a 75-seat theater, originally was to open in 2009 or 2010 but was delayed when the Great Recession slowed fundraising.“The bottom fell out,” foundation president Della Britton Baeza said.Strada Education Network last month announced a $6.5 million gift to the foundation, which awards several dozen college scholarships annually.Sharon Robinson, now 67, said her mother’s wedding dress, currently in their Connecticut home, will be among the exhibits, which will portray her father’s role in the civil rights movement.“There will be a lot that kids … when you have a visual in addition to reading about something, I think they’ll understand the totality of the man and the importance of having a voice and using it,” Sharon Robinson said. “I think today is more complex. It is not just a Black and white America. We have a great deal of work that needs to be done so that we really are an inclusive country.”Baseball has been concerned about the drop in African-American players — just 7.7 percent on opening-day rosters, according to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida, down from 18 percent in 1991. While there are three nonwhite managers, down from 10 in 2009, and four nonwhite general managers, the institute said nonwhite people comprise 28 percent of central baseball’s professional staff.“It’s important to remember that baseball has a tremendously diverse workforce. I think it’s probably a mistake to focus on any single group, and we have more diversity in the game today than we’ve ever had,” Manfred said. “Having said that, baseball has in place numerous programs designed to promote African-American participation and we feel that our partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation is an important part of that programmatic effort.” read more

Duchess of Cambridge reveals favourite game as a child was Uno

first_imgSpeaking after the meeting, Miss Jones said: “I feel so thankful for what he said, especially because he lost his mum at a similar age.”It meant a lot to me. He said I was really brave and strong and that I should be proud of myself. He was really nice and so was Kate.”Over the past year, the Duke and Duchess have focused much of their public work on promoting the emotional and psychological well-being of children, teenagers and adults. Miss Jones, also 18, emotionally revealed that she began self-harming after her mother was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.She told the couple that Youthscape helped her cope, especially when her mother died when she was just 14.William told her: “What happened should never have happened to you and you should never have gone through it.”The fact you have gone through it and got where you are now, you should be really, really proud.”Kate, who was wearing a blue and white LK Bennett dress, told both girls they were “so courageous” and “strong”. William at Kate arriving the Youthscape centre The centre reopened in April after a £3.2 million revamp. It was designed for the organisation as a national hub for its work.Founded in 1993, the charity specialises in young people’s social, emotional and spiritual development. It has pioneered projects such as SelfharmUK, which is the only dedicated imitative aimed at helping youngsters understand and recover from self-harm.The royal visitors met Holly Keany, 18, and Ellis Jones, listening intently to their stories as they described everything they have been through during their lives. The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed a part of her childhood saying she loved the American card game Uno.Kate told youngsters at a newly revamped centre for young people her and her siblings played the chase-based game regularly.The Duchess also said she was fan of the book Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins.Laura Murphy, 20, said: “She said it was really, really good.”William and Kate were visiting the Youthscape building at Bute Mills in Luton, Bedfordshire, as part of their drive to raise awareness about mental health. William and Kate visiting the Youthscape building at Bute Mills in Lutoncenter_img William and Kate visiting the Youthscape building at Bute Mills in LutonCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph William at Kate arriving the Youthscape centreCredit: Chris Jackson Touring the building, they met some of the young people who use the facilities spread across the mill, which was built in 1911.William, an avid Aston Villa fan and president of the Football Association, joined Jermaine Hylton, 17, and Youthscape worker Matt Allen in a game of Fifa on a computer.Playing his favourite team against Luton Town, who recently beat Villa, William scored a goal during the match, but one of the boys told him it was offside.William jokingly said after his celebration: “What? Are you kidding me?!” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Draw for Womens EHF CL TOP 8 Group of death with last

Three last Women’s EHF CL winners in one “group of death” and weaker second group with ZRK Vardar as the biggest force. That is a conclusion of the Women’s EHF CL TOP 8 draw in Vienna.Women’s EHF Champions League Main Round groups:Group 1:1) FC Midtjylland (DEN)2) WHC Vardar SCBT (MKD)3) IK Sävehof (SWE)4) Thüringer HC (GER)Group 2:1) RK Krim Mercator (SLO)2) Györi Audi ETO KC (HUN)3) Larvik HK (NOR)4) Buducnost (MNE)Main Round playing periods and order of matches:Round 1 (01./02.02.2014): 1-3 and 2-4Round 2 (08./09.02.2014): 4-1 and 3-2Round 3 (15./16.02.2014): 2-1 and 4-3Round 4 (01./02.03.2014): 1-2 and 3-4Round 5 (08./09.03.2014): 3-1 and 4-2Round 6 (15./16.03.2014): 1-4 and 2-3 EHF Champions LeaguehandballWomen’s handball ← Previous Story Come to HANDBALL CUP in Prague 2014! Next Story → WINNER’S PROFILE: Bojana Popović read more

Pics Oil laundering plant that used cat litter uncovered in Dublin

first_img(Images: Revenue)Read: Property Tax helpline staff member investigated over alleged card fraud>More: ‘Ralph’ the dog sniffs out drugs worth €190,000 at Rosslare Europort> THE FIRST DISCOVERY of an oil laundering plant in Dublin was made by officers from Revenue’s Customs Service last night.The unsophisticated plant was uncovered in an industrial estate in the Ballycoolin area of Blanchardstown, Dublin.It had the capacity to launder over 2.5 million litres of fuel a year and a potential loss to the exchequer of €1.75 million a year.The plant used the relatively unsophisticated method of fuel laundering which involves filtering the fuel through cat litter.A van and ancillary equipment were seized from the site and investigations are ongoing, but no arrests were made.Revenue said that the public should be aware of the risks posed to their vehicles by using laundered fuel. They added that it also hurts legitimate trade and funds criminal activity.last_img read more

Border Patrol intercepts suspected human smuggling boat off La Jolla coast

first_img September 27, 2018 Posted: September 27, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Border Patrol intercepts suspected human smuggling boat off La Jolla coast KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A boat containing a suspected human smuggler and nine Mexican nationals was intercepted off the La Jolla coast, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials reported Thursday.A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations air unit spotted the recreational boat being operated without running lights roughly 14 miles west of the Coronado Islands around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Agents boarded the vessel, containing eight men and two women, around 3 a.m. roughly 24 nautical miles offshore from La Jolla.When interviewed by federal agents, the passengers admitted to being Mexican citizens and said they intended to illegally enter the U.S., according to CBP officials. The agents identified one of the men as a suspected human smuggler. That man, whose name was not released, now faces criminal charges, according to federal officials. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Tawanda Jones Wages Long Fight for Justice in Baltimore

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Every Wednesday for more than two years, Tawanda Jones has stood vigil — in front of City Hall, outside the state’s attorney’s office, on an East Baltimore street corner, in the freezing dark of winter, in the stifling heat of summer. Sometimes she is backed by supporters; sometimes she stands alone, a grim reminder of theIn this Oct. 21, 2015 picture, Tawanda Jones leads a vigil for her brother, Tyrone West, outside of Baltimore City Hall. West died under murky circumstances in July 2013 after an encounter with Baltimore police. Every Wednesday since then, Jones has stood vigil — in front of City Hall, outside the state’s attorney’s office, on an East Baltimore street corner, in the freezing dark of winter, in the stifling heat of summer. Sometimes she is backed by supporters; sometimes she stands alone, a grim reminder of a deep divide between the police and the people of Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)deep divide between the police and the people of Baltimore.Before the world heard of Freddie Gray, a black man who died from injuries suffered in custody, Jones’ brother, Tyrone West, 44, died under murky circumstances after his own encounter with Baltimore police. Jones has been demonstrating against police abuse since West’s death in July 2013, two years before Gray’s death sparked protests and riots and led the U.S. Justice Department to launch an investigation into allegations of excessive force and unwarranted stops.“I never miss a Wednesday,” the prekindergarten teacher said. “I’m one person, and I can still make that difference to save someone’s life. I can’t bring my brother back, but I can stop someone from feeling this type of pain. I’ll be out there by myself — it doesn’t matter.”Since West Wednesdays began, the issue of race and police abuse exploded onto the national agenda with the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and a string of other incidents.Jones is rarely alone anymore.In this Oct. 21, 2015 picture, Tawanda Jones, right, leads a vigil for her brother, Tyrone West, outside of Baltimore City Hall. West died under murky circumstances in July 2013 after an encounter with Baltimore police. “I never miss a Wednesday,” the prekindergarten teacher said. “I’m one person, and I can still make that difference to save someone’s life. I can’t bring my brother back, but I can stop someone from feeling this type of pain. I’ll be out there by myself — it doesn’t matter.” (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)One recent Wednesday, as the sun set over Baltimore, Jones stood on the cobblestone walk beside a speaker turned toward City Hall. A handful of people joined her as she announced her tally.“Eight hundred and nineteen days,” she said, her voice echoing through the square. “It’s been 819 days, 117 weeks, since my brother was brutally murdered by the police.”On July 18, 2013, West, 44, was pulled over by police, who searched his trunk and ultimately tackled him as he resisted arrest. He died the same day at a hospital.An internal affairs investigation stopped short of blaming the officers, but laid out a laundry list of tactical mistakes they made. The state medical examiner determined West died of a heart condition compounded by his struggle with the officers and the summer heat. His autopsy says officers used handcuffs and baton strikes to try to restrain him. Jones is convinced he was beaten; she has yet to receive autopsy photos, and was forced to wait five days before she was permitted to see West’s body.“I’m not going to adjust. It’s like I tell my students: If you put a frog in hot water, he’ll jump out. If you put him in cool water and raise the temperature, he’ll slowly die. I feel like I’m watching my city adjust to this foolishness, and slowly die.”Inside City Hall, Jones, who is 38, is a familiar name.Democratic Councilman Warren Branch has asked for the West investigation to be reopened. And community organizations such as the People’s Power Assembly and the local branch of the NAACP as well as Johns Hopkins University have given Jones awards for her dedication to social justice.Democratic Councilman Brandon Scott said while he may not agree with everything Jones says, she has become “a beacon, a vessel through which many people are speaking.”“From the beginning, she’s been clear that she doesn’t think all cops are bad. What she wants is accountability for those, and not just her brother, but for all victims of police brutality,” Scott said. “If we had a thousand people like Tawanda stepping up to deal with the 1,000 issues in Baltimore, how much better would the city be?”Outside City Hall, Jones, in a blue shirt emblazoned with her brother’s name, thanked the small crowd for coming.In this Oct. 21, 2015 picture, Tawanda Jones, right, listens as Alan Barysh, center, reads a poem that he wrote based on Jones’ speeches before a vigil for Jones’ brother, Tyrone West, outside of Baltimore City Hall. West died under murky circumstances in July 2013 after an encounter with Baltimore police. Since then, Jones has been demonstrating weekly against police abuse, two years before Freddie Gray’s death sparked protests and riots and led the U.S. Justice Department to launch an investigation into allegations of excessive force and unwarranted stops. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)“The struggle that we’re doing is not in vain, even though sometimes it might feel like it is. Sometimes I might stand here and there will be two people, sometimes there’s 200. But that won’t stop this fight, the energy, the determination inside of me to get justice for Tyrone West and all victims of police brutality,” she said. “It keeps on happening and it’s part of this corrupt system’s plan. My family had to learn the hard way.”Jones spoke about her life since her brother’s death, about Sandra Bland, an activist found dead in a Texas jail cell after her arrest for a minor traffic violation; and about Corey Jones, a young Black man killed just days before by a plainclothes officer in Florida while he waited for roadside assistance.“I don’t want my brother to be a statistic,” she said.When she was finished speaking a man named C.J. Faulk stepped up to the microphone.“I can barely stand to live in this city because of the treatment black people get,” he said.“In the past two months,” he continued, “I’ve realized a deep love for this city. I realize that’s because Tawanda is here.”Jones said she thinks about her brother every day. She has joined in demonstrations across the country with the relatives of Michael Brown; of Eric Garner, who died during an arrest by New York police officers; of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by Cleveland police officers.“I’m tired of meeting families,” Jones said. “I wouldn’t want to welcome another family member to this side of the road. It’s frustrating, it’s challenging. You have to start a new life with adjusting and coping. I have not yet had a chance to grieve. I have not grieved yet.”last_img read more

Philippines oldest WWII veteran dies at 111

first_img Top Stories Fabros’ funeral was without fanfare and with no military honors. Except for a flag draped over his coffin, there was no indication he was a veteran, much less the country’s oldest, Gandalera said.Rivera said veterans’ administrator Ernesto Carolina offered full military honors for the funeral but that it was too late because Fabros had already been buried.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Fabros was a private in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Far East in December 1942 when Japan invaded the Philippines, which was then a U.S. colony. He fought on the front lines during a three-month Japanese siege and blockade of Bataan province west of Manila, but escaped before the U.S.-led forces surrendered in April 1942.Gandalera said her father told stories of how he and his comrades would “squeeze their shirts to drink their sweat because of a lack of water and eat whatever leaves they could find” during the siege.The Japanese forced about 75,000 American and Filipino soldiers who surrendered to hike about 100 kilometers (63 miles) to a POW camp in the brutal Bataan Death March. Thousands died along the way and thousands more in the concentration camp in northern Tarlac province’s Capas township.Fabros joined guerrillas in Central Luzon, attacking Japanese troops until the end of the war in 1945. He was a rice farmer until the early 1970s.Gandalera said she met three of her father’s fellow veterans, including one who was 95, during ceremonies at Capas National Shrine in April when her father was given a plaque from the veterans’ affairs office recognizing “his wartime service and honorable performance of duties.” Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Associated PressMANILA, Philippines (AP) – The Philippines said Wednesday its oldest World War II veteran, who escaped from Japanese troops before the infamous Bataan Death March and became a guerrilla fighter, has died at age 111.Alfonso Fabros died Aug. 9 in northern Nueva Ecija province, said Jet Rivera, spokeswoman for the Philippine Veterans’ Affairs Office.Fabros’ daughter, Ella Gandalera, said her father, a farmer after the war, died of pneumonia. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

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