Reed Introduces Bill To Help Jamestown Regional Airport

first_imgWNYNewsNow File Image.WASHINGTON — A new bipartisan bill proposed by Congressman Tom Reed seeks to help smaller airports across the nation, including the one near Jamestown.Reed’s “Restoring Essential Service to Small Airports Act”, would help smaller but economically essential airports across the country, like the Jamestown Regional Airport, rejoin the Essential Air Service (EAS) program. The bill would also provide a much-needed boost to local economies while guaranteeing access to commercial air service.“We care about our region’s access to national air travel because working families and businesses depend on the availability of affordable commercial flights,” said Reed. “The Essential Air Service Program must restore its role as a facilitator of air services in communities like Jamestown, New York to ensure the local economy of Western New York is not unfairly left out of new economic development opportunities.”“The Essential Air Service program is an important part of growing our Chautauqua County Jamestown Airport and breathing new life into the operations,” said Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel. “Small airports like ours are a critical piece of infrastructure for business retention and economic development efforts. Not only is this important for corporate and business travel, but having commercial service available offers a local, no-hassle flying opportunity for our residents and visitors, boosting our tourism and hospitality industry. I thank Congressman Reed for introducing this bill and his continued efforts to get commercial air service back in Chautauqua County through the Essential Air Service program.” The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Essential Air Service (EAS) program provides critical air service to smaller regional airports, connecting local communities to major hubs, and supporting economic growth. In January of 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation terminated the EAS agreement with the Chautauqua County Jamestown Airport. Many efforts have been made by Chautauqua County government officials, as well as Rep. Reed, to get commercial flight service reinstated.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Outstanding.,Let’s pump millions more $ into an airport NO ONE uses …… Buffalo is only 1.5 hrs away, Erie is 1hr…..NY is BROKE, this is a complete waist of $$$$$$, 10-26-2006 = $2,067,000 grant8-2020= $274,000 (this includes Tree Removal)2019= Jamestown realized about $97,435 in income last year with over $685,000 in expense. No business owner in their right mind would keep open a business with these numbers.Cost in 2019 to keep open the Jamestown Airport $685,000Income generated= $97,435For those not good in math, They operated at a loss of $587,565…………..STOP BAILING OUT FAILING BUSINESSES……………….. NYS IS BROKElast_img read more

Laura Osnes Returns to Cinderella For the Musical’s 500th Performance

first_img Star Files It’s possible! The cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella celebrated a huge milestone on May 15—the hit musical has officially reached the 500-performance mark! To kick off the momentous occasion, original Cinderella star Laura Osnes returned to the Broadway Theatre to hang out with the cast, and of course, eat some delicious cupcakes. Check out these sweet shots of Osnes hanging out in her royal kingdom once again, then see Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre, starring Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Laura Osnes Related Shows Cinderellalast_img read more

Jason Robert Brown’s 13 Is Heading to the Big Screen

first_img View Comments In 13, Evan Goldman has six weeks to go before he turns 13, and after an idyllic childhood in New York City, he’s just been uprooted and brought to Appleton, Indiana with his mother. He has one mission: get all the cool kids in school to come to his Bar Mitzvah, or else spend the rest of his academic career banished to the land of the geeks. Becoming a man is tough…especially on the big screen! As we previously wrote, Jason Robert Brown’s 13 will be adapted into a movie. The CBS Films project will feature an adapted screenplay by Bert V. Royal, who penned Easy A. Plans for a big-screen adaptation of the tween musical were originally announced in 2013.center_img The original Broadway production, which featured a score by Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, played in 2008 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The cast featured several young actors, including Ariana Grande.last_img read more

Oil Majors Are Shifting Billions Into Renewables

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:The world’s biggest oil companies are closing more clean energy deals as pressure to diversify their businesses mounts and growth accelerates among green technologies.Oil majors more than doubled the number of acquisitions, project investments and venture capital stakes, to 44 in 2016 from 21 the year before, according to research published Tuesday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In the last 15 years, they’ve completed 428 transactions and spent $6.2 billion building stakes in clean energy companies.“This reflects their underpinning strategy to test out new ideas and businesses,” said Richard Chatterton, one of the London-based analysts that authored the report. “The international oil companies are identifying opportunities and building expertise, and when a commercial opportunity becomes clear, they will invest at scale.”To be sure, the sums expended on clean energy still represent a fraction of the money invested in crude every year, showing that the oil majors are still very much focused on their core business. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, for example, budgeted $25 billion this year for capital expenditures.Some of the investments by oil majors in projects and startups isn’t disclosed, according to BNEF, which estimates that the clean energy industry attracted almost $290 billion in 2016.Solar energy generated the largest number of projects backed by oil companies. Wind created the second-highest volume of deals, with offshore wind investments beginning to catch up with windmills stationed on land. Oil companies have been looking to leverage their know-how in extracting fossil fuels from seabeds to install turbines in similarly harsh climates.Wind projects offshore also tend to be some of the largest-scale and riskiest in the renewable energy industry, leading to higher profitability. Shell has a stake in the Borssele III and IV wind projects in the Dutch North Sea and Statoil ASA developed the world’s first floating wind farm off the coast of northern Scotland.More: Big Oil Is Investing Billions to Gain a Foothold in Clean Energy Oil Majors Are Shifting Billions Into Renewableslast_img read more

Despite Coronavirus, Narcotrafficking Fight in Colombia Continues

first_imgBy Myriam Ortega / Diálogo April 17, 2020 More than 80,000 Colombian service members have been deployed throughout the country since mid-March to enforce the Iván Duque government’s measures to contain the coronavirus spread. Despite the coronavirus emergency, the Colombian Military Forces continue their relentless fight against narcotrafficking.“We’ve managed to capture 31 individuals, and this disrupts the finances of narcotrafficking,” Colombian Navy Rear Admiral José David Espitia Jiménez, head of Naval Operations, told Diálogo regarding the Navy’s achievements since the quarantine was first announced on March 20. “We intercepted two vessels used for narcotrafficking, as well as four semi-submersibles.”While the entire country is on lockdown, narcotrafficking organizations and other illegal armed groups haven’t ceased their criminal operations; quite the opposite, said Rear Adm. Espitia. “We do not think this will affect the situation, and certainly not criminal groups that engage in narcotrafficking — they are going to increase their activities,” the officer said.The Colombian Military Forces continue their fight against narcotrafficking, despite the coronavirus spread. On March 31, the Navy intercepted a semi-submersible carrying more than 1 ton of cocaine in the Pacific. (Photo: Colombian Navy’s Pacific Naval Force)For example, on March 24, just days after the country’s quarantine declaration, units of the Navy’s Pacific Naval Force intercepted a semi-submersible carrying 1.1 tons of cocaine near the port of Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca department, off Colombia’s Pacific coast. The service members seized the vessel and detained four crew members (a Mexican, an Ecuadorean, and two Colombian nationals). According to data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the drug would be worth nearly $31 million on the U.S. market.On March 25, elite Army units from Cauca department, in Colombia’s Pacific region, seized more than 13 tons of chemicals for the production of cocaine at a checkpoint on the Pan-American Highway. According to the Army, the substances were to be used to manufacture more than 6 tons of cocaine.Activities related to coca growing and harvesting continue to take place, meaning that the entire narcotrafficking chain remains active despite the coronavirus threat and the government’s measures to stop the spread of the virus. The Colombian newspaper El Espectador reported that in late March the Military Forces intensified their eradication operations in Putumayo department, near the border with Ecuador and Peru.“Armed players retaliate against the communities because of coca crop substitution or eradication,” a member of the National Association of Rural Producers in Putumayo told the newspaper. According to estimates from the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), published on March 5, 2020, coca crops in all of Colombia increased from 513,979 acres in 2018 to 523,863 acres in 2019.According to Rear Adm. Espitia, from March 6, when the first coronavirus case appeared in Colombia, until March 31, the Military Forces seized more than 22 tons of cocaine. In the first three months of 2020, the Armed Forces confiscated more than 116 tons of cocaine, some with the support of the United States, he added.“International cooperation in the fight against drugs and the efficient coordination of operations has allowed for consolidation of the capacities of the Colombian Navy and JIATF South [Joint Interagency Task Force South], resulting in the detection and seizure of more than 18 tons [of cocaine] in the first quarter of 2020, a $606 million economic impact that will no longer reach the international market,” Rear Adm. Espitia said.“We have to remain vigilant in the war on drugs and in the fight against narcotrafficking, because we know that criminal logic doesn’t use the same criteria, principles, and values that we do,” the officer concluded. “In criminal logic, this [coronavirus] situation can be seen as an advantage. What’s important to clarify is that those who work throughout the chain of illicit narcotrafficking are people who are much more exposed, because under their criminal logic, they don’t follow the recommendations or orders that authorities issue.”last_img read more

4 work choices you’ll regret later

first_imgAll of us act out of instinct from time to time. We throw caution to the wind and we react based on what’s happening around us. Many of these decisions we hurriedly make are not in our best interest. Consider the following four choices you may make in the workplace and why you’ll regret them down the road.Worrying what others will thinkWhen faced with a fork in the road, do you take the road others are expecting you to go down, or you do follow your gut? Making decisions with too much consideration for what others expect can be detrimental to your future, as it prevents you from thinking independently. Sure, it’s good to be empathetic and thoughtful about your colleagues, but be strong and decide the best path for you based on your own experiences.Working too hardYou’re in the midst of a major project or assignment at work and it seems like nothing else matters. If you’re not careful, you’ll get lost in your work and other things around you, especially your personal relationships, will be negatively affected. Remember, there is more to life than professional success. Instead of immediately diving in to your task, take a minute to carefully map out your goals and the time needed for accomplishing them. You may instinctively want to devote everything to your work, but remember the importance of a work-life balance.Taking a job just for moneyWe all have to make a living and our salaries are important to all of us. But, don’t let just the amount of money you bring home determine where you will spend your day-to-day. We are in the office more than we are with our friends and family. So, choose your professional path not solely on your salary, but also on whether or not you’ll mind waking up for work each day. You don’t have to LOVE what you do, but being at peace with your work life and finding some enjoyment out of it is vital to finding happiness.Not speaking upRemember you can be opinionated without being rude and it is possible to assert yourself without being aggressive. If you feel strongly about something at work, express your feelings appropriately and respectfully. In many cases, you will have to look out for yourself and speak up to get what you want in life. So, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there to get ahead. 163SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Opening the gate

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Health officials to lead ‘house-to-house’ search for COVID-19 patients

first_img“Ang mangunguna ‘yung LGU at ang public health authority, pangungunahan ito ng city or local epidemiological surveillance unit kasi sila talaga ang mga expert dito. Pati ‘yung resulta ng contact tracing, pati kung sino ‘yung te-testing, ililipat o ire-refer sa ospital,” DILG chief said. Año also said that visiting houses would only be done in areas where there is an outbreak or surge of confirmed COVID-19 cases and those that are under localized lockdowns. “Ang ating kapulisan naman ay mag-a-assist lang sa kanila para sigurado na ma-implement ang lockdown at sigurado din na maayos naman ‘yung paglilipat ng ating mga positive patients,” he added. MANILA – Health officials will spearhead the house-to-house search for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said. “Gagamit tayo ng ambulansiya para diyan at pagpapaliwanagan naman natin ‘yung pamilya kung bakit natin ginagawa… Kailangan ambulansiya kasi violation ng protocol kapag mobile atsaka ‘yung pulis kasi hindi naman trained ang pulis diyan,” he said. Año, in an interview with GMA 7’s “Unang Balita” yesterday, said that policemen will be present but will only assist local government officials and health personnel in the search for patients with mild symptoms of COVID-19. The house-to-house search is in line with the government’s “Oplan Kalinga” program, which seeks to transfer COVID-19 patients whose homes are ill-equipped for home quarantine to temporary isolation facilities./PNlast_img read more

Area Volleyball Sectionals Continue On Saturday

first_imgWRBI Area Volleyball Sectionals.Saturday (10-25)Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Franklin County.Lawrenceburg vs. South Dearborn. 11 AM.Greensburg vs. Franklin County. Following.Championship at 7 PM.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switz County.North Decatur vs. Switz County. 11 AM.Milan vs. Austin. Following.Championship at 7 PM.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Hauser.Rising Sun vs. Oldenburg Academy. 11 AM.Shawe Memorial vs. Hauser. Following.Championship at 7 PM.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus East.Bloomington North vs. Bloomington South. 11 AM.East Central vs. Columbus East. Following.Championship at 7 PM.The best of luck to our area Volleyball Teams!last_img read more