FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享From the Los Angeles Times:With the nation’s electricity production shifting to cleaner sources of power, U.S. coal consumption is declining. But here’s a problem: As major coal-mining companies watch their sales diminish domestically, they are struggling to find export markets in which they can continue to do business.And what have we really gained if coal that the U.S. doesn’t use just gets shipped to other countries for them to burn?That’s the question that needs to be answered as officials consider a proposal to build a new coal port in Oakland as part of the conversion of a decommissioned Army base. There are a lot of problems with the proposal, which we’ll get to, but just from an environmental standpoint, it is a bad idea.The proposal arises from the redevelopment of the decommissioned, 330-acre Oakland Army Base at the foot of the Bay Bridge. The California Capital and Investment Group, with which the city of Oakland contracted in 2012, proposed to build a 30-acre Oakland Bulk and Oversize Terminal to handle alfalfa, grain, potash, wind turbine parts and other products. Chief Executive Phil Tagami wrote in a December 2013 newsletter that the developers’ plans did not include “the pursuit of coal-related operations at the former Oakland Army Base.”Yet reports surfaced in early 2015 that coal was indeed part of the mix, which the developers had kept secret to avoid public opposition. How much coal? Estimates run as high as 10 million tons a year, which is about five times the combined volume of the state’s other coal docks in Long Beach, Stockton and Richmond. The coal could end up being shipped via open-top rail cars, a practice that, without mitigation (such as spraying the load with a chemical sealant), can spread more than 600 pounds of coal dust per rail car over the course of a 400-mile trip. Coal dust, which causes black lung disease among miners, contains lead, mercury and other elements that can be toxic even in light concentrations, and is linked to heart and respiratory diseases.The coal would come from mines in Utah, where four counties and the state government have concocted a scheme to take $53 million in federal mine lease-fees — money meant to support infrastructure and other public projects in communities affected by mining on public lands — and invest it in the Oakland port project. The goal is to provide a link to foreign markets for the Utah coal. Note that with the exception of port jobs in Oakland — which would exist no matter what products were to be shipped — the only thing California gains from this project is an environmental headache.The port developers say they will use covered rail cars and covered facilities in Oakland, but environmentalists are right to be skeptical given the lack of transparency so far, and the fact that open-top rail cars are the industry standard. The most likely path is through the Donner Pass north of Lake Tahoe to Sacramento, across the Central Valley to the port in West Oakland, where the overwhelmingly low-income residents already suffer from elevated cases of asthma and other pollution-related ailments.That’s just the kind of information that should be included in the project’s environmental impact report, but because coal was supposedly not being considered when the report was done, that impact was not assessed.That’s absurd. The city of Oakland should order a supplemental environmental report and, if the deleterious effects of the project are as bad as expected, the city should pull the plug.This is a project that would harm the local environment — and the global environment as well. If we need to wean the world from coal, why would Oakland build a dock to export it?Full item: If coal is too dirty for the U.S., why would Oakland build a dock to export it to Asia? Editorial: A Shady Utah-California Coal-Export Scheme
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 46-year-old ex-Freeport middle school principal was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in jail for having sex with a 16-year-old boy and omitting his criminal history when he applied for that job.Nassau County Judge Angelo Delligatti also sentenced John O’Mard to 10 years of probation. O’Mard additionally surrendered his certifications with the New York State Education Department and will have to register as a sex offender.O’Mard had pleaded guilty at county court in November to criminal sexual act, offering a false instrument for filing, perjury and official misconduct.Prosecutors have said O’Mard met the teen through Grindr, smartphone dating application for men, and took the victim to his Freeport home, where they engaged in oral and anal sexual conduct without the boy’s consent on Sept. 22, 2012.He had been the principal of the John W. Dodd Middle School from Sept. 1, 2003 until the School Board fired him on April 25, 2013, a month after his arrest.During the investigation, authorities found that a decade prior to the sex crimes, O’Mard failed to disclose having a felony and misdemeanor conviction, when he applied for certifications with the state education department in September 2004.O’Mard is due back in court on March 5, when the judge will determine O’Mard’s sex offender level under the Sex Offender Registration Act.
Mildred F. “Frankie” Hampton, 90, Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Our Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus.Born, July 17, 1927 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the daughter of William Russell and Ethelene (Powers) Pool.Mildred graduated from Greensburg high School in 1945. She retired from Bohn Aluminum. She was a former member of the Mt. Aerie Baptist Church in Letts. She taught Bible School, Sunday School and was treasurer at the church for several years. She then joined the First Baptist Church in Greensburg.She was married to Richard E. Hampton on July 2, 1945 and he preceded her in death on February 25, 2015.She is survived by three sons, Jim (Cheryle) Hampton, Greensburg, Joe (Patty) Hampton, Greensburg, David Russell Hampton, Greensburg; two daughters, Vickie (Bob) Gilmore, Greenwood, Becky Sue (Bruce) Myers, Greensburg; three sisters, Norma Peele, Greenwood, Rosemary King, Indianapolis, Sandra Sue Pool, Greensburg; 14 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one brother, William Dale Pool; one sister, Betty J. Colon; one great granddaughter, Jessica Ferrell.Visitation will be from 11-1:00 p.m. Monday at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the funeral home with Rev. Cliff Bunch officiating.Private burial will be held in the Mt. Aerie Cemetery in Letts.Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of Southcentral Indiana.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Santa Fe High School turned in a solid performance at last weekend’s Five Counties tournament at Fountain Valley. Three wrestlers placed for the Chiefs, who finished 11th in the 86-team field. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card“It was our best outing (at Five Counties) in like 25 years,” Santa Fe coach Sal Garcia said. “Since we started competing in the tournament again in 1996, we didn’t even break into the top 20. “To take 11th place is remarkable. We’re real proud of the kids.” After receiving a first-round bye, Romero won his first two matches before being pinned by eventual champion Chris Lewis of Clovis West. Romero then earned three more victories before dropping the third-place match to Edison’s Romney Fuga. Orona won his first match before losing to Vacaville’s Kody Klaus. He came back to win five of his next six matches. Molina started strong with three consecutive victories before losing 10-6 to Lemoore’s Willy Pendleton. Molina then assured himself a place on the podium with back-to-back victories. Lenny Romero turned in the Chiefs’ top performance with a fourth-place finish in the heavyweight division. Marcus Orona (112 pounds) and Angel Molina (152) also reached the podium. Orona took fifth while Molina finished sixth. Santa Fe was ranked first in the latest CIF-Southern Section Division IV poll heading into Thursday’s Del Rio League matchup at El Rancho. La Mirada, thanks to a 45-39 victory over arch-rival Mayfair on Tuesday, improved its Suburban League record to 4-0. The Matadores, who battled Norwalk on Thursday, are rated ninth in Division IV. John Alaniz (145 pounds), Ryan Garrity (140), George Salcido (135) and Oliver Medenilla (119) lead a talented La Mirada squad. Medenilla took first place at the Troy Classic on Jan. 14. Garrity earned a third-place finish at the same event. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2801 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Most Liked Members: Top 10 users whose messages have received the most ‘Likes’Most Replied to Members: Top 10 users whose messages have received the most repliesMembers with the Most Posts: Top 10 users with the most public messages postedMost Replied to Threads: Top 10 threads with the most repliesThreads with the Most Participants: Top ten threads with the most participantsHow does one climb those leaderboards? The Yammer blog post today also offers advice on how to be engaging in a micro-messaging community. The company says the leaderboards will roll out to customers soon. Competitor Cubetree began offering something similar to account administrators last year. Concerns have been raised about that product that it could lead to people participating in unproductive communication for the sake of the leaderboard.Programmatic analysis of patterns of communication, in order to foster community and individual self-awareness, to identify outliers, to build benchmarks, incentives for contributions and other benefits, is likely to become an increasingly common way for communication platforms to add value in the future. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#Products#Real Time Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick Workplace micro-messaging service Yammer introduced a very interesting new feature today: leaderboards. Organizations using Yammer will now be able to easily discover their top members, best posts and most heavily replied-to threads. It’s a very smart example of the kinds of things that happen when communication is made measurable and turned into data.I wish Twitter offered this kind of break-out for Twitter Lists. That would be a cool service for a 3rd party to offer. We’re sure to see many more developments like this in the business and consumer worlds soon. Here’s what Yammer is measuring: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
Alternate NamesStandard ileostomy – living with; Brooke ileostomy – living with; Continent ileostomy – living with; Abdominal pouch – living with; End ileostomy – living with; Ostomy – living withDescriptionYou had an injury or disease in your digestive system and needed an operation called an ileostomy. The operation changed the way your body gets rid of waste (stool, feces, or poop).Now you have an opening called a stoma in your belly. Waste will pass through the stoma into a pouch that collects it.You will need to learn to deal with some feelings about the changes to your body. You will also need to learn how the operation has changed your life.Talking with OthersYou may feel sad, discouraged, ashamed, or alone after getting an ileostomy. You may cry or become angry easily, or you may not have much patience.Try talking with a close friend, your doctor or nurse, or a family member you feel close to. Ask your doctor about seeing a mental health counselor. There may also be a support group in your area for people who have had ileostomies.When you eat out or go to a party, remember it is normal for most people to use the bathroom after they eat or drink. Do not feel embarrassed or self-conscious if you need to use the bathroom to empty your pouch.You may be nervous about talking about your ileostomy with your friends, your family members, and people you work with. This is normal. You do not need to explain everything to everyone, even if they ask.advertisementIf you have children, they may ask to see your stoma or pouch. Try to be relaxed when you talk with them about it. Try to explain how it works and why you have it. Answer their questions so they do not develop wrong ideas about it on their own.Attend a local ostomy support group if there is one in your area. Go by yourself, or take your spouse, another family member, or a friend. It may be helpful for you to get ideas and talk with others who also have had ileostomies. If you have a partner, it can be helpful for both of you to talk with other couples about how they live with an ileostomy.Your ClothingYou should not need special clothes. Your pouch usually cannot be seen under your clothing. It is fairly flat.Underwear, pantyhose, stretch pants, and jockey shorts do not get in the way of your ostomy bag or stoma.If you lost weight before your surgery from your illness, you may gain weight afterward. You may need to wear bigger clothes.Going Back to Work and Day-to-Day LifeYour doctor or nurse will tell you when you can go back to work. Ask your doctor what activities you can do.People with ileostomies can do most jobs. Ask your doctor if your type of work is safe to do. As with all major surgery, it will take time for you to get stronger after your operation. Ask your doctor for a letter you can give to your employer that explains why you need time off work.It is a good idea to tell your employer, and maybe even a friend at work, about your ileostomy.Heavy lifting may harm your stoma. A sudden blow to the stoma or pouch may also harm it.Being Intimate with Your PartnerYou and your partner will probably have worries about your ileostomy. You may both feel uncomfortable about it. Things may not go smoothly when you begin being intimate again.Men may have problems staying attracted to a partner who has had an ileostomy. Women who have an ileostomy may have pain or discomfort during sex.Contact between your body and your partner?s body should not harm the ostomy. To feel more secure, ask your ostomy nurse for a special wrap that may help protect your ostomy.With open discussion, intimacy will get better over time.SportsAn ostomy should not keep you from being active. People with ostomies run long distance, lift weights, ski, swim, and play most other sports.Ask your doctor which sports you can take part in once you get your strength back, especially before you do heavy lifting or play contact sports, such as football.Many doctors do not recommend contact sports because of possible injury to the stoma from a severe blow, or because the pouch may slip. But special protection can prevent these problems.advertisementWeight lifting could cause a hernia at the stoma.You can swim with your pouch in place. These tips may help:Choose bathing suit colors or patterns that will hide your ostomy.Women can get a bathing suit that has a special lining, or they can wear stretch panties under their bathing suit to hold the pouch in place.Men can wear bike shorts underneath their bathing suit, or wear swim trunks and a tank top.Always empty your pouch before swimming.ReferencesCima RR. Pemberton JH. Ileostomy, colostomy, and pouches. In: Feldman M. Friedman LS, Brandt LJ. Sleisenger & Fordtran?s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:chap 110.Fry RD, Mahmoud N, Maron DJ, Ross HM, Rombeau J. Colon and rectum. In: Townsend Jr. CM, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 50.Khatri VP, Asensio JA, eds. Subtotal colectomy/panproctocolectomy and j-pouch reconstruction. Operative Surgery Manual. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2003:chap 35.Scriver G, Hyman N. Ileostomy construction. Ileostomy construction. Operative Techniques in General Surgery. 2007 Mar;1: 43-49Review Date:8/17/2012Reviewed By:Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Joshua Kunin, MD, Consulting Colorectal Surgeon, Zichron Yaakov, Israel. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
Jonny Bairstow said on Friday he would be happy to move up the England batting order for the upcoming Ashes series if talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes is unavailable.Stokes will not be on the flight to Australia on October 28, though no final decision has been taken on his involvement in the series.The Test vice-captain was arrested in September on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and suspended from internationals until further notice following an apparent fight outside a nightclub.Bairstow, who normally bats behind Stokes at number seven, told Sky Sports News: “I batted at five earlier on this summer in Tests so it’s not something that would faze me too much because that’s something I’ve done for Yorkshire since I came into the side.”Wherever (captain) Joe (Root) and (coach) Trev (Bayliss) want me to bat, that can only be a good thing for the side. As long as I’m in the side then I’m not too fussed.”Bairstow was part of the last England side to travel Down Under four years ago, when the tourists suffered a chastening 5-0 series loss but the 28-year-old said England must remain optimistic.”It’s going to be a fantastic series,” said the wicketkeeper. “It’s something that if you don’t look forward to it and you’re not excited about it then you’ve already lost the battle.”It’s an exciting time. Everyone speaks about it, not just in England, not just in Australia but all around the world.”We know that we’re not just playing against 11 guys on the field, we’re playing against a whole nation, but at the same time if you play well you earn the respect of that nation. We know how good a place it is to tour.”advertisementThe first Test starting in Brisbane on November 23, with four more to follow.