New Delhi: India’s largest port developer and logistics arm of Adani Group, APSEZ, Monday reported a 41.45 per cent surge in its consolidated net profit to Rs 1,314.19 crore for the quarter ended on March 31, 2019. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ) had clocked a consolidated net profit of Rs 929.06 crore for the fourth quarter of the last fiscal, the company said in a regulatory filing. Total income of the company grew marginally to Rs 3,492.72 crore during the quarter under review as against Rs 3,487.29 crore a year-ago. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsIts consolidated total expenses, however, decreased to Rs 1,840.35 crore in the January-March quarter as against Rs 2,162.10 crore in the year-ago period. Karan Adani, Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director of APSEZ said, “FY19 had been a landmark year in the history of APSEZ. We have not only exceeded our guidance of handling of 200 MT (million tonne) in FY19 but also demonstrated our capability of being resilient and grow across all segments and ports. Our strategy to tie up cargo for our terminals at major ports ensured optimum utilization of these ports.” Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefHe said APSEZ signed a 50-year BOT (build, opeate and transfer) agreement for operating a container terminal at Yangon. The proposed container terminal at Yangon, Myanmar is part of APSEZ strategy to expand its container terminal network in South-East Asia. The proposed container terminal will be integrated with our Ports/Terminals along the east and south coast of India, unlocking synergies by offering multiple entry/exit points for the shipping lines which wish to call on this region, Adani said in a statement. “We will continue to look at opportunities of inorganic growth in Logistics and ports business in India to increase our hinterland and connectivity. We will gain greater influence, beyond ports and concentrate on supply chain management. Our logistics parks will concentrate on warehousing and improving our capability to handle variety of cargo moving in and out of our logistics parks, on our rakes, to our and other ports in India,” Adani said. Deepak Maheshwari, CFO and Head of Strategy said, …In all the four quarters of FY19 and have achieved PAT of over Rs 4,000 cr. for the first time… We expect this trend to continue in FY20 giving us the ability to make strategic investments in port and logistics business.” The company in the statement said its cargo volume was up 15 per cent in FY2018-19 and 19 per cent in the last quarter of the fiscal. It said the board has approved a policy on Related Party Transactions for Acquiring and Sale of Assets while Nirupama Rao, (IFS) has been appointed as an Independent Director, which has increased gender diversity to 20 per cent of the Board composition.
Ghaziabad: A 37-year-old woman suffered severe burn injuries after three unidentified bike-borne assailants hurled a corrosive liquid on her in Sihani gate area of Ghaziabad on Sunday afternoon. Police believe that the liquid is likely to be mild acid.According to police, the incident occurred around 1 pm when the woman was present outside her house. Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad said that the woman had not identified the accused persons who were wearing mask at the time of incident. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark”The woman told police that when she was coming back to home after dumping garbage at a nearby vacant plot, three men came and hurled a liquid on her. The didn’t understand what had happened and started screaming. The assailants fled the spot while initially she took it as a prank but after some time she started feeling itching and her skin color changed due to burning,” said Kumar. The officer further said that a case has been registered into the matter while they are yet to identify the accused. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”The woman came to police station couple of hours after the incident and reported the matter. The victim was sent to hospital for medical treatment and based on her complaint, an FIR against three unknown persons under the section of 326A (throwing acid) of IPC was registered at Sihani Gate police station. Meanwhile, we are yet to identify the accused persons but we are trying to get CCTV footage of nearby area to identify them,” added Kumar. Cops said that the woman’s husband runs a shoe shop in nearby market.
OTTAWA – Yasir Naqvi is running for re-election in what’s widely considered a Liberal safe seat, but he says he’s never seen so much uncertainty among voters at the door who tell him they’re still weighing their options.Ottawa Centre is a prominent riding that encompasses most of the downtown core, with voters who tend to be progressive and politically astute. It’s a mix of high-rises, lower-income neighbourhoods and some tony districts. Over the last 40 years it has flipped between the Liberals and New Democrats.It could be a bellwether and flip again as the campaign for the June 7 provincial election appears more and more to be a duel between the Progressive Conservatives and the NDP after 15 years of Liberal governments.Naqvi, the province’s attorney general, seems well liked and has held the riding since 2007, winning each time with a bigger margin over his NDP opponent. But he sees a lot of hesitation this time.Many residents say they have already made up their minds and will vote NDP because they refuse to support either Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford or Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne.Usually in Ottawa Centre when people vote strategically “it tends to be to stop the Conservatives — there’s always a group of people,” said Naqvi during an interview at his campaign office.That may have helped the Liberals in the past. It may hurt them now.With just over a week left until the election, polls suggest the NDP is gaining momentum and could form government. Encouraged by her strong performance in the final televised debate Sunday night, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath started the week Monday morning with a campaign event in Etobicoke North — Ford’s own riding, while Wynne stayed in Toronto — a Liberal support base.Despite the uncertainty, Naqvi is a strong campaigner. On a sunny weekday afternoon, he and his team flew through a large apartment building, mainly filled with seniors, in about an hour. His people speak multiple languages and move fast, with Naqvi running from one door to the next to greet voters who, for the most part, know him.Some said he had their support immediately, others were wary and waffling. One voter told him, “I know you—you’re the minister of justice. Kind of a star.” But he wouldn’t commit to vote Liberal.Naqvi is also getting help from federal Liberal heavyweights. Last week, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, who represents the riding federally, and Marco Mendicino, parliamentary secretary to the federal justice minister, canvassed with him.Many voters in the riding say they are voting NDP to stop Ford — but there’s also a sentiment against Wynne.“Generally, I have voted Liberal throughout my entire voting,” said Colin Francey, 25, who stopped to offer up his opinion of Ford and Wynne. “I’m a pretty staunch anti-conservative, especially now that Doug Ford’s running. It’s just not my cup of tea.”Francey said he will vote for NDP candidate Joel Harden, primarily to ensure that Ford is not elected; but also because he’s tired of Wynne.Christian Martinez, 33, is voting for Harden for similar reasons.“The core of my reason is to ensure that the Liberal party is not in power anymore and I merely have more trust in—I can’t believe I’m saying this—in the NDP than the Conservatives at this point,” he said.Next to him on the park bench, Martinez’s friend Luke Ciesielski explained that Ford is just not an alternative to Wynne because he’s a demagogue and fear mongers. He said Ford could divide Ontario “even further.” He’s casting about for solutions, looking for something positive on education and health care.Kevin Nierenhausen, 52, will also vote NDP.“It can’t be Wynne, there’s no way,” he said.As for Harden, an academic and social justice advocate, he can feel a profound change coming as Liberal voters move to his party.“We’ve told them we’re really proud to earn their respect in this moment and as much as they don’t think of themselves as NDPers, they certainly don’t want Doug Ford as premier.”“The strategic vote is for us,” he said, saying even Liberal voters have legitimate criticisms of Wynne.Despite his ability to attract Liberal votes, Harden’s political views contrast on many fronts to Naqvi’s. Harden, a self-identified socialist, wrote a book on grassroots movements and recently campaigned against the Energy East pipeline.Harden’s approach to the campaign is also markedly different from Naqvi’s — the signs that plaster his office are hand-drawn and he canvasses at a glacial pace.Both offices had a lot more hustle and bustle than Progressive Conservative candidate Colleen McCleery. The Tories have never won the riding since it was created 50 years ago.The lone volunteer in her office, Marilyn Syversen, said she’s volunteered for several Tory candidates in Ottawa Centre.“I think Yasir has his hands full with both Colleen and the NDP candidate … I feel he’s in trouble, and he should be,” said Syversen.
aptn InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie Metis Nation leaders join us to discuss which issues are important to them ahead of the upcoming federal election.We begin with discussion about what is being asked of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Harry Daniels vs Canada case which is currently being heard. A decision is expected early in 2016.Meanwhile, well over four hundred thousand Metis people are deciding along with Canadians on who to vote for on October 19th.Watch this edition to hear more about their top concerns.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Flying Colours Artists’ Association is highlighting their ‘Artists Choice’ at the Peace Gallery North, opening night for the Exhibit is Friday, January 4th, 2019.This Exhibit will feature approximately 15 artists showcasing their chosen work to create an eclectic and interesting display of varying mediums and styles. Most of the art being displayed is available for purchase and you will experience varying local art from Pottery to Watercolour.Opening night starts at 7 pm and runs until 9 pm, there will be light refreshments and live entertainment. The ‘Artists Choice’ Exhibit runs until January 24th, 2019 The Flying Colours Artists’ Association is a diverse group of visual artists from the North Peace Region. The Association has been around for 10 years and is always welcoming new members, as the membership includes a diverse and interesting variety of media, subject, and style.The organization aims to provide support and educational opportunities to their community of practicing artists through the sponsorship of adult art workshops, artists’ retreats and mentoring.To find out more about the Flying Colours Artists Association CLICK HERE
17 March 2011At least one person has died and up to 10 others were injured after protesters clashed with police in Darfur, the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission to the Sudanese region reported today. The mission, known as UNAMID, reported that the protests took place at the University of El Fasher in the North Darfur capital after the Government suspended political activity at that institution and the University of Nyala several days ago.Another demonstration planned for today in El Fasher did not take place, a UN spokesperson said, adding that the right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly are fundamental and should be respected.Meanwhile, two Goodwill Ambassadors for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have voiced concern over the impact of armed conflict in the Abyei area and in Southern Sudan after an eight-day visit to the country.The United States actress Mia Farrow and Martin Bell, a former war reporter and parliamentarian from the United Kingdom, saw first-hand the impact of recent violence during their visit, which concluded yesterday.“We have come here at what should be such a hopeful time for everyone in Southern Sudan,” said Ms. Farrow, referring to the recent referendum which calls for the creation of a new country in Southern Sudan.“But the lives of children along the border areas continue to be torn apart by violence – at times with unimaginable brutality. The women and children I spoke to were living in terror – afraid to go to their fields for food, afraid to go to school, or even remain in their homes. They told me that what they want and need most is safety and protection.”The rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), notorious for its human rights abuses during its long conflict in northern Uganda, particularly its treatment of local children, has recently been operating out of Western Equatoria state in Southern Sudan.UNICEF has introduced several initiatives, including a motorbike ambulance service in remote areas so that pregnant women can get to health clinics in time to deliver, to improve the quality of life in LRA-affected communities.
The average value for the Canadian dollar on Monday was 82.45 cents US, up 0.02 of a cent from Friday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2128, down 0.04 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.5988, down 0.26 of a cent, and US$1.3183, down 0.17 of a cent.The Euro was at C$1.4521, down 0.80 of a cent.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Farid Zarif, of Afghanistan, as his Special Representative for Liberia and head of the United Nations Mission there, known as UNMIL. Currently the Special Representative and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Mr. Zarif has extensive experience in diplomatic, international and United Nations affairs, having served in various positions inside and outside Afghanistan. After being Permanent Representative of his country to the United Nations in New York (1981-1987), he became Deputy Foreign Minister (1987-1989) and Presidential Adviser on International Affairs (1989-1991).Having joined the United Nations in 1993, Mr. Zarif has since served at Headquarters in New York as well as in political, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations in Eritrea, Liberia, South Africa, Iraq and Sudan in various capacities.He also served as Director of the Europe and Latin America Division in the Office of Operations, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (2010-2011).At UNMIL, Mr. Zarif will succeed Karin Landgren of Sweden.
He stressed that future generations would benefit from the foundations of democracy established by President Thein Sein’s administration and pledged continuing UN support for Myanmar’s progress along the path toward a peaceful, inclusive multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy, according to areadouton the call.He noted that as discussions proceed for the formation of a new government, all major stakeholders must work in a spirit of unity, reconciliation and cooperation to address the major challenges confronting the nation, including those of national reconstruction, stability and development.They must also tackle the issues of communal polarization, marginalization of minorities and advancing the peace process, voicing concern at the recent escalation of tensions in Shan and Kachin states and their impact in loss of civilian lives, as well as on the peace process. He encouraged all parties to resolve their differences at the negotiating table.Mr. Ban’s call followed a similar one he made two days ago to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) which scored a resounding success at the polls.He congratulated the President and the people of Myanmar for the successful conduct of the elections, the high voter turnout, and the peaceful, orderly, open and dignified manner in which it unfolded, calling it a tribute to the organization and leadership of the President and Government, as well as the professionalism of the Union Election Commission.The UN has long been involved in Myanmar’s transition after more than 50 years of military rule, appointing a Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the issue. In 2007 Mr. Ban set up the “Group of Friends of the Secretary-General on Myanmar,” a consultative forum of 14 countries to assist him in his efforts to spur change in the South-East Asian nation.Over the years, he has welcomed the release of political prisoners, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi herself. In 2010 he voiced concern over the decision to dissolve 10 political parties, including the NLD, ahead of the previous elections that November.
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. It concluded: “After considering the circumstances of offending, the progress made while in custody, and the evidence presented within the dossier, the panel was not satisfied that Mr Worboys was suitable for release or progression to the open estate.”The Parole Board assesses whether serving prisoners in England and Wales are safe to be released into the community or moved to open conditions, considering around 25,000 cases a year.Earlier this month, parole board chairman Caroline Corby said the body had suffered a “loss of confidence” in the wake of its error over releasing WorboysMs Corby’s predecessor, Nick Hardwick, was forced to quit after the High Court ruling.Professor Hardwick stepped down as chair after being told by David Gauke, the Justice Secretary, that his position was untenable. The case was examined by a new panel on October 25.It was considered “on the papers” after Worboys advised the Board that he would not be seeking an oral hearing, a recommendation for transfer to open conditions or a direction for release.Nevertheless, the case still had to be looked at in accordance with the original referral.Among the documents considered by the panel were a 1,255 page dossier on Worboys and personal statements from seven victims.A summary of the decision said: “Having considered the Index Offences and all the evidence before it, the panel listed risk factors associated with Mr Worboys, including sexual preoccupation, a sense of sexual entitlement, his attitudes towards women [including a need to have sexual contact with women and to control women], a belief that rape is acceptable, alcohol misuse and problems with relationships.”Worboys “submitted that he had worked very hard to accept and understand his offending”, the summary said.It added: “However, the panel considered there to be a need to further understand risk factors and triggers to his offending.”Witnesses described “positive behaviour” in custody since Worboys’s last parole review, but they did not support release or progression to open conditions within their reports, the summary said. Black cab rapist John Worboys will stay in prison after a new Parole Board panel concluded he is not suitable for release. Worboys, 61, was set to be freed earlier this year following his conviction in 2009 for attacks on 12 women after the board ruled in January he was eligible for release. But the decision was overturned by the High Court in March following a legal challenge brought by his victims after it was ruled the panel which approved Worboys’ release had failed to explore a wider pattern of alleged offending.The taxi driver, who drugged women before raping them in the back of his cab, has probably assaulted more than 100 women, the High Court said.As a result Worboys, 61, was kept behind bars until the case had been reassessed by a new panel.Revealing the outcome today, a Parole Board spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that a panel of the Parole Board gave a negative decision in the parole review of John Worboys following an paper hearing in October 2018.”Under current legislation Mr Worboys will be eligible for a further review within two years.”The date of the next review will be set by the Ministry of Justice.”
Almost 60% of the OEMs, design engineers, contractors and clients questioned in a recent Risk Census survey, conducted by Trelleborg’s engineered products operation, stated that they believe their supply chain is becoming more risk averse due to higher demands placed on them. Trelleborg is one of the top three rubbers manufacturers globally with a presence in 40 countries, with a focus on products that damp, seal and protect in demanding industrial environments. It also supplies ceramic liners and tiles for mining applications such as chutes and hoppers Individuals were surveyed from civil engineering, oil and gas and mining industries to establish what they believe to be the main areas of supply chain risk in their industry. Trelleborg examined the responses in its Risk Census, to understand how businesses perceive supply chain risk and explore ways in which they can manage and minimise it successfully through supplier and product selection.Ruud Bokhout, Marketing Director of Trelleborg’s engineered products operation, says: “You could argue that supply chains as a whole are becoming more risk averse because they face many of the same problems across the board – subdued demand, reduced budgets, rising legislation, longer procurement cycles and so on. Managing large scale projects in these times of change will bring risk, but by having greater transparency in negotiations from the outset, proposals and solutions can be de-risked.”Further findings from the Risk Census show that 47% of respondents think increasingly more complex and challenging projects are the main cause of risk, with 45% admitting to fear of unexpected costs and charges as a result. Bokhout continues: “A large majority of respondents’ concerns are causing them to play it safe to protect themselves from risk. But there is an equal concern, from the market as a whole, that this could be at the expense of performance and innovation. To innovate is to make changes to the status quo, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, material technologies or products. While the idea of change may breed concern, we believe it should actually be embraced, especially in more challenging times. If industries are developing and adapting to increasingly demanding applications, how then can we expect old products and solutions to stay the same and still work as efficiently?He continues: “Constant development is the only way to find solutions that work faster and more efficiently and by getting it right first time with a solution that is meant for its new application, unexpected costs and delays can be avoided.” Trelleborg states that it works hard to ensure that it constantly delivers clear communication and input at the beginning of design stages, to ensure that challenging projects can stay on track without risk concerns. In addition, the company’s product development ethos means that the ‘one size fits all’ approach is never applied.The survey can be viewed at http://trelleborg.tecs1.com/RiskCensusReport
TOMORROW IS – we don’t need to tell you – the first Monday morning of 2014.Most of you will have already been back in work, or have worked throughout the Christmas and New Year ‘holidays’, but there is something particularly rotten about that Monday where you’re facing a month of strict resolutions and no holidays in sight.We like the orderly calm of this little video which aims to get you into the right mindframe to save time tomorrow morning.Except for the brushing teeth in the shower – people do that?via BusinessInsider/Youtube 23 scientifically-backed ways to reduce stress>Column: How spring cleaning can improve your happiness and productivity>
This day 70 years ago – 18 April 1949 – Ireland officially became a Republic, leaving the Commonwealth, and repealing the 1936 External Relations Act.A 21-gun salute was fired from O’Connell Bridge, and in Cork, old IRA veteran Tom Barry read the 1916 Proclamation at City Hall. pic.twitter.com/jOC7eoVzZj— This Day in Irish History (@ThisDayIrish) April 18, 2019 IT’S BEEN 70 years since Ireland officially became a republic.After the divisive Anglo-Irish Treaty was adopted in 1922, what’s now known as ‘Ireland’ was a 26-county Irish Free State. Bunreacht na hÉireann, or the Irish constitution, was then ratified by the Irish people in 1937, which is remains as the fundamental law of the State, and can only be altered by referendums.At midnight on 18 April 1949, Easter Monday, Ireland officially became a Republic and left the Commonwealth. At the time, a declaration of a republic ended Commonwealth membership, a rule that was changed afterwards.“On this day in 1949, the Republic of Ireland Act 1948, signed into law by President Seán T Ó Ceallaigh on 21 December 1948, came into force, formally ending the statutory role of the British monarchy in Ireland,” the President of Ireland Twitter account said.An article from the Irish Times from that day, which describes 21-gun salutes fired from O’Connell Bridge in Dublin, among other celebrations, can be read here.Ireland became a member of the UN in 1955, and joined the European Economic Community, the predecessor of the EU, in 1973, the same year the United Kingdom joined. The UK government referred to the country as the “Republic of Ireland” until the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, where it used its official, legal name “Ireland”. Source: Sen. Neale Richmond/TwitterWhen asked on Newstalk Breakfast whether Ireland has been a successful republic, Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe said “yes, we have”.He said there were still challenges to be solved, including children living in hotels as their home, and the challenges in the health service.“If we look at the overall span of history, we’ve gone from exporting our people to exporting our ideals and our values,” Donohoe said.He said that Ireland should acknowledge that progress has been made, as well as facing the challenges that remain. Apr 18th 2019, 8:57 AM https://jrnl.ie/4597795 Image: President of Ireland Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic This meant that Ireland left the Commonwealth, and formally ended the statutory role of the British monarchy in Ireland. 93 Comments Image: President of Ireland 28,514 Views By Gráinne Ní Aodha Short URL Source: This Day in Irish History/Twitter Share629 Tweet Email9 Thursday 18 Apr 2019, 8:57 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek Ministerial Consultative Committee (GMCC) – established by the Gillard Government – is set to continue after a short hiatus due to a change of guard in the immigration portfolio. Even though the GMCC was instrumental in securing favourable wins for the Greek community, it has since failed to make any significant impact. Co-chaired by federal MPs Steve Georganas and Maria Vamvakinou, the GMCC offers the Greek Australian community direct access to the prime minister and members of cabinet. It was established last year – along with another eight committees of ethnic persuasion – in order for the federal government to strengthen its relationship with the migrant population of Australia. The committee was instrumental in initiating a reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement with Greece; influencing ACARA’s decision to include Modern Greek in the national curriculum and creating a better aged care strategy for the ageing Greek Australian community, but has since faltered due to the lack of meetings with the federal government . However, the GMCC has been quiet following the departure of Chris Bowen as immigration minister. Yet, the new immigration minister Brendan O’Connor confirmed with Neos Kosmos that the GMCC was set to see another day, stating that he believes it is important that he regularly engages with ethnic communities, including the Greek community.
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A Vancouver toy store co-owner has been honored by her peers with a lifetime achievement award for her help in the industry.Mary Sisson, owner of Kazoodles at 13503 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., earned recognition from the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association for helping other retailers “wherever there is a need” and helping edit the industry publication Toy Times magazine.“Mary is the best kind of volunteer,” said Kimberly Mosley, the industry association president. “She jumps right in, gets involved, and makes things happen when she takes on something new. Honoring her with the Lifetime Achievement Award is our way of saying ‘thank you.’ ”Sisson’s husband, Bob, is a former employee of The Columbian. The couple opened Kazoodles in 2006.The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, founded in 1992, is made up of independent retailers, manufacturers and sales representatives in the toy industry.
Engines will work in Cooper Landing to become oriented to the existing structure protection assessments. Tactical firefighting aircraft will be used to check the fire’s spread in critical areas throughout the fire, but aviation use has been limited because of the smoke. Moderate fire spread is expected through the next 12 hours. Smoldering will continue in the deep duff layers and heavy fuels. Isolated tree torching is expected to occur until nighttime relative humidity recovery is sufficient to decrease fire behavior. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Noon Update: Although the highway has remained open through much of the morning, motorists should expect delays between MP75 and MP53, and be prepared for sudden closures due to both smoke and fire fighting activities. Strong northwest winds are possible this weekend and afternoon humidities could also drop into the 25-30% range with this pattern change. This change in wind direction could transport more smoke into Cooper Landing and the Kenai River corridor over the weekend. This could impact travel along the highway so be prepared for possible delays and closures. The Swan Lake Fire grew slightly in size overnight and is now estimated at 142,542 acres with an increase in staff of 316 boots on the ground and crews in the air. Resources include: Hand Crews: 8, Helicopters: 3, Engines: 12, Water Tenders: 2, Dozers: 4.On Thursday, crews will begin securing containment lines to the south of the Sterling Highway to reduce the potential for future highway closures. Firefighters will continue to reestablish contingency lines on the north side of the Sterling Highway west of the Resurrection Trail corridor to limit the fire’s spread to the east, on the north side of the highway. A contingency of firefighters are available to respond to any new fire starts in the area, if needed. Warm temperatures are expected Thursday with light westerly winds. Temperatures will cool tonight and into Friday as northwesterly winds bring in a cooler and drier air mass that will lower relative humidity values and diminish cloud cover. A community meeting will be held at the Sterling Community Center on Thursday at 6:00 pm.
The Stand for Salmon ballot initiative would put in place a much tougher vetting process for projects affecting salmon habitat in Alaska. (Flickr photo by faungg)A ballot initiative aimed at protecting Alaska’s salmon habitat is kicking up a controversy. Environmental groups call it a needed step to protect Alaska’s most iconic — and lucrative — fish. But the state, many industry groups and several Alaska Native corporations are speaking out against it.Listen nowIf Alaskans are confused about what the ballot initiative would actually do, that’s understandable. Both sides can’t seem to agree on how it would affect future development in Alaska.At a Stand for Salmon event held in Anchorage this fall, supporter Arlo Davis collected his first signature from Kevin Illingworth.As he signed on, Illingworth said like a lot of Alaskans, he thinks protecting salmon should be a priority.“I know the importance of salmon to our entire state — not just any one group or individual, but to all of us,” Illingworth said.Illingworth’s signature is just one of 32,127 Stand for Salmon’s organizers need to pin down before mid-January to get it on the ballot. That’s not the only hurdle. The state thinks the initiative is unconstitutional and is challenging it in court.Here are some basics: Salmon habitat in Alaska is extensive, so the initiative assumes all the state’s water bodies are habitat for salmon and other, similar fish species, unless proven otherwise. If a project will significantly impact salmon habitat, it’s put through a much tougher vetting process by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Also, the state could require the public to weigh in before permitting a project.And importantly, the initiative gives the state more power to stop projects altogether.Industry groups hate the initiative.“We don’t believe this initiative is standing for salmon at all. We think it’s shutting down the state economy, communities and our way of life,” Deantha Crockett, with the Alaska Miners Association, said at a recent conference.Other industries and Native corporations banding against the initiative use similar language, saying it will set “near-impossible new standards” for development.Take a big proposed mining project like the Pebble Mine or the Donlin Mine. Those mines are in areas with salmon habitat, which isn’t unusual in Alaska.“Probably most large mines are going to somehow impact fish habitat and that’s unavoidable,” Richard Mylius said. Mylius, former director of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Mining Land and Water, is against the initiative.In some cases, Mylius said a mine’s impact is permanent. According to legal documents filed by the state, the Donlin mine will eliminate two fish streams — forever.“When you’re creating a permanent facility that’s always going to be there, you can’t mitigate that specific stream or restore that specific stream, because it’s not there anymore,” Mylius said.But Mylius added that companies can’t just walk away and do nothing about it. Today, the state makes them compensate by restoring salmon habitat somewhere else, sometimes in a different water body.The Stand for Salmon initiative would tighten the rules — all restoration, mitigation or preservation has to be in the same water body that’s damaged. If that’s not possible, then the project can’t go forward.“Far away projects in other areas can’t compensate for the loss of function to the local community,” Valerie Brown of Trustees for Alaska, a legal organization supporting the initiative, wrote in an email.Opponents say that’s one reason why Stand for Salmon is designed to block big projects like Donlin, but it will also impede smaller ones, like airstrips and roads.But Stand for Salmon’s backers say this is an overreaction.“If you actually do take a hard look at this and keep an open mind, you’ll see that this shift is not going to be dramatic — it’s not going to dramatically impact the way you can and do business,” Emily Anderson of the Wild Salmon Center said. Anderson helped write the initiative.Anderson argued that in many cases, project builders can avoid permanently damaging salmon streams, like by putting a mine in a slightly different spot or by using different technology. But Anderson also acknowledged that under the initiative, some projects won’t make the cut.“There’s a standard in here — a standard of care that says, ‘if you’re going to substantially damage Alaska’s fisheries, Fish and Game can say no to your permit,’” Anderson said.Anderson called this is a paradigm shift for Alaska — but she said it’s an important one.“There has to be some sort of upper limit or upper threshold and the ability built into the system for the state to say, ‘you know, this isn’t going to work with us,’” Anderson said.But there’s another significant wrinkle to this controversy — a legal wrinkle. Stand for Salmon’s lawyers and the state’s lawyers fundamentally disagree on whether the initiative goes against the state’s constitution. The question is, does it mean that one state resource — salmon — would take priority over minerals, oil, hydropower and all Alaska’s other resources?The Alaska Supreme Court will have the final word on that this spring. If the initiative wins in court and gets enough signatures, next year, it will be on the ballot.
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