Pennsylvania EMT Killed in Crash

first_imgMCCALMONT TOWNSHIP, PA (WeAreCentralPA.com) — A 37-year-old man who formerly worked for the DuBois Ambulance Service was killed Monday morning when his SUV left the road. William Duffield of Ridgway died when his SUV crashed near Wayne Storage around 7:45 a.m. Monday morning. Police say he lost control when trying to make a left turn. He hit an embankment and his SUV rolled multiple times.last_img

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Leahy introduces bill to ‘help fix’ broken campaign finance system

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) Wednesday joined Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) in introducing bicameral legislation that addresses a series of comprehensive democratic and electoral reforms to restore integrity, accountability, and transparency to our broken political system.  Counterpart House legislation, also introduced Wednesday, is led by Representative David Price (D-NC). The We The People Democracy Reform Act is more expansive than past versions and includes proposals to comprehensively reform campaign finance laws, increase transparency and accountability in the political system, end extreme partisan gerrymandering, increase voter participation, and strengthen lobbying and revolving door laws.A summary of its provisions is available here(link is external).Leahy said:  “Dark, unaccountable money is flooding our elections and damaging our democracy, advancing the special interests of large, anonymous corporations at the expense of hardworking Americans.  This is happening at the same time that voters are routinely disenfranchised by arbitrary rules and even discriminatory policies. The We the People Democracy Reform Act would help level the playing field by shining a spotlight on corporations that secretly influence our elections, and by protecting Americans’ fundamental right to vote. I am proud to again cosponsor this vital legislation in defense of our democracy and the rights of all Americans to have their voices heard.”  Leahy is the chief sponsor of separate legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court stripped away some of its key provisions.  Leahy, as chairman of the Judiciary Committee in 2014, steered a proposed constitutional amendment through the committee to reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which opened the spigots for massive and anonymous campaign contributions.Udall, the chief Senate sponsor, said:  “Our democracy has reached a crisis point.  The American people are losing faith in our electoral process and in our institutions –- because they’ve seen too much evidence that our government no longer answers to ordinary citizens. Disastrous Supreme Court decisions have opened up the floodgates for secret, special interest money to drown out the voices of regular people. Foreign adversaries are interfering in our elections. Voting rights are under attack across the country. And big money donors are being rewarded with cabinet posts, high-ranking positions and special access. It’s long past time that we took action to restore confidence and accountability in our democracy. The ‘We the People Democracy Reform Act’ will empower us to take back our democracy and return it to the hands of all Americans, instead of a privileged, powerful few.”This new legislation builds upon a number of bills introduced by Leahy, Udall, Price and many others to address various shortcomings in our voting and political system. The package would make significant strides toward repairing the broken political system, which has diminished public confidence in their government and depressed voter participation. The bill also will serve as a model for states and localities to implement reforms at the local level.In addition to Leahy, the Senate bill is cosponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Angus King (I-Maine), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).             The bill has received endorsements from The Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters, People for the American Way, the Center for American Progress, and Public Citizen, as well as policy leaders such as Norman Eisen, board chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and chief White House ethics lawyer for President Obama (2009-2011) and Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer for President Bush (2005-2007). Additional information about the We the People Democracy Reform Act is available here(link is external). Read quotes from supporters of the bill here(link is external). Source: WASHINGTON – (WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017) – Senator Patrick LeahyVBM vermontbiz.comlast_img read more

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Significant increase in broadcast coverage expected for UCI Road World Championships

first_imgThe International Cycling Union (UCI) and its marketing partner Infront Sports & Media have issued a release stating that together the organisations ‘will achieve an unprecedented level of television broadcast coverage for the upcoming UCI Road World Championships – to be held in Florence, Italy, between 22 and 29 September 2013.’The number of license holders as well as guaranteed broadcast visibility is higher than for any previous event held in the past. Overall, the event is to be featured across Europe, North and South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.The two partners have licensed international media rights for the event to around 30 television networks, increasing exposure through both free and pay TV coverage. In addition, the Championships will be featured in new territories for the first time including Al Jazeera (Middle East), Charlton (Israel) and Direct TV (South America).In established markets, the successful rights distribution has increased the opportunity for fans and viewers to access the coverage from a more extensive range of channel options. For example In France, the event will be with both BeIN Sport and France TV. Across Scandinavia and the Baltics, the Viasat Group will broadcast on its free and pay platforms.Long standing public broadcast partners continue to show support including in Belgium VRT and RTBF, BBC in the UK, NOS in Netherlands, Rai in Italy and SRG in Switzerland. Further European broadcasters include RTV Slovenia, Sport 1 Hungary, Czech TV in the Czech Republic, Polsat in Poland and Slovak TV in Slovakia.Elsewhere the event will be taken by Universal Sports in the US, NHK in Japan, CCTV in China, Eurosport Asia Pacific (Pan Asia), Supersport in Africa and Globosat in Brazil. In addition to Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, French language channel RDS will broadcast for the first time. Contracts for worldwide news access have also been closed (SNTV and Perform).A combination of live and highlights will also be available on the UCI’s Official You Tube channel, depending on each territory’s broadcast commitment.‘A high appeal television product’In addition to media rights distribution, Infront is also handling the media production of the event, ‘guaranteeing a high-level HDTV signal to broadcasters worldwide.’ More than 150 staff will ‘guarantee smooth operations with over 30 cameras covering the cycling action from the air and on the road.’Support is also provided for the broadcaster’s unilateral production along with transmission and commentary facilities. This year, more than 300 accreditations for broadcast teams have been registered, which is also a first in the history of the event.In welcoming the continued collaboration with Infront, current UCI President Pat McQuaid underlined the advantage of working with one entity for media rights distribution, production and related services: “Thanks to Infront’s experience in global sports rights distribution and its extensive network, the UCI Road World Championships will be accessible to more fans in both new and established territories,” he said.“This is leading the way for other cycling disciplines as well as demonstrating the sustained and ever growing global interest in the sport.”Stephan Herth, Infront’s Executive Director Summer Sports, added “The UCI Road World Championships has never been more accessible to fans than it is today. Broadcasters are acknowledging the heritage and future potential of the sport along with the global fan community now benefitting from coverage worldwide. Depending on each market’s media landscape and cycling tradition and by working on a territory by territory approach, UCI and Infront have very closely worked together to select the best possible broadcast outlet for the event in each region.”www.uci.chwww.infrontsports.com Relatedlast_img read more

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People Moves: Eurohypo, ING Real Estate and more

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New shopping centre stock lowest since 1994

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AutoHaul, Kereta Diesel Otonom di Australia Barat

first_imgSumber: digitalinsightresearch.in Kini tidak hanya mobil yang bisa bergerak tanpa pengemudi alias otonom, melainkan moda darat yang lebih bersar dan berat, seperti kereta api juga ikut menghangatkan perbincangan mengenai moda masa depan nirawak. Di Australia, sebuah perusahaan pertambangan, Rio Tinto, diketahui baru saja menyelesaikan sebuah percobaan menjalankan kereta otonom, dimana tidak ada satupun orang yang mengemudikan moda berjuluk ular besi tersebut.Baca Juga: Cina Luncurkan ART, Kereta Otonom Tanpa Rel Untuk Kota KecilSeperti yang dihimpun KabarPenumpang.com dari laman digitaltrends.com (4/10/2017), Rio Tinto mengklaim bahwa kecelakaan kereta yang terjadi selama ini diakibatkan oleh faktor manusia (human error). Berangkat dari situ, Rio Tinto berusaha untuk merubah semua itu menuju dunia transportasi yang lebih baik dan aman. Perjalanan kereta diesel otonom bernama AutoHaul tersebut bertempat di daerah pertambangan wilayah Pilbara, Australia Barat. Diketahui, jarak tempuh dari kereta tersebut mencapai 60 mil atau setara dengan 96,56 km. Pada perjalanan pertamanya, selain disaksikan oleh para pejabat perusahaan, turut hadir pula perwakilan dari Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator yang seakan menjadi saksi suksesnya perjalanan tersebut.“Peluncuran ini berjalan dengan sukses dan menempatkan kami di jalur yang tepat untuk memenuhi salah satu tujuan kami, yaitu mengoperasikan jaringan kereta jarak jauh yang benar-benar otonom,” ungkap Chief Executive , Chris Salisbury. “Terobosan ini akan membuka peluang bisnis baru dan meningkatkan produktivitas dalam bisnis ini secara signifikan,” imbuhnya.“Keuntungan dari AutoHaul sudah direalisasikan termasuk variabilitas yang berkurang dan peningkatan kecepatan di keseluruhan jaringan, yang secara otomatis akan mengurangi waktu perjalanan,” tambah Chris. Diketahui, Rio Tinto bangga menjadi perusahaan yang memimpin perkembangan inovasi dan teknologi kereta otonom dalam ruang lingkup industri pertambangan global. “Ini akan memberikan keuntungan bagi kami saat mengelola suatu tambang di masa depan,” tukas Chris.Baca Juga: The Dolphin Blue dan Golden Phoenix, Kereta Peluru Terbaru Tembus 400Km Per JamDiketahui, Rio Tinto pertama kali memulai perjalanan kereta otonomnya pada kuartal pertama tahun ini, walaupun hingga kini, selalu ada pengemudi yang mendampingi kereta otonom ini jika sang lokomotif membutuhkan bantuan tangan manusia. Namun jangan salah, kereta milik Rio Tinto ini berbeda dengan kereta kebanyakan yang mengangkut orang, AutoHaul akan ditugaskan untuk tetap membawa hasil tambang dan mengantarnya ke lokasi yang sudah ditentukan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedGlasgow, Kereta bawah Tanah Tanpa Awak Pertama di Inggris, Meluncur 202003/02/2018In “Darat”Sydney Hadirkan Kereta Double Deck Terbaru dari Korea Selatan, Mengular di 202006/07/2018In “Darat”Dengan Lokomotif Otonom, Swiss Federal Railway Siap Naikkan ‘Kasta’ Armadanya13/12/2017In “Darat”last_img read more

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High school boys basketball: Bossier clinches 1-4A title; Airline, Parkway win

first_imgParkway led 29-24 at the half. The Yellow Jackets rallied in thethird quarter and were up 40-38 going into the fourth. Bossier (27-3, 13-0) leads second-place Woodlawn (26-5, 11-2) bytwo games with one to play. The Knights defeated Benton 78-55 at Benton onTuesday, Kaalas Roots added 21 points, including three 3s. Forward DanteBell scored 16. Deandre Thomas and Cody Deen had nine each. “As a coach it’s easy to get caught up in w’s and L’s, butsometimes things are much more important. Watching guys grow individually andas a team was rewarding.  Guys neverstopped fighting and we accomplished a lot of things.  An honor to coach this team.” Bossier finished with 11 3-pointers. Bossier led 27-17 after the first eight minutes and 50-30 at thehalf. Parkway’s Tobias Boone hit two big 3-pointers in the fourth.Isaiah Robinson scored eight of his 12 points, including four free throws, inthe final period. Byrd (11-14, 5-6) will be headed to the Division I playoffs nextweek. Cason Dunlap led BTW (10-16, 7-6) with 14 points. Bossier closes the regular season against Northwood at home onFriday at 6 p.m. The Bearkats will be the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A playoffs. Southwood (24-9, 10-1) clinched at least a share of the districttitle with a 58-54 victory over Captain Shreve (17-13, 9-2). Airline (19-11,8-3) is in third place. In a post on Twitter Tuesday night, Picou wrote: In District 1-5A, the Airline Vikings defeated the HaughtonBuccaneers 81-60 at Airline, and the Parkway Panthers downed Byrd 60-56 atParkway. Parkway (13-12, 4-7) closes its season Friday at Shreve. At No.40 in the power rankings, the Panthers may not be going to the playoffs, butthey can finish with a winning record. It was Haughton’s final game of the season. The Bucs finished8-20 overall and 1-11 in district in Norm Picou’s first season as head coach.The eight wins are the most since the Bucs won the same number in the 2011-12season.center_img The Vikings close the regular season Friday at Southwood. According to unofficial power rankings posted on louisianasportsline.com, Airline is No. 30 in Class 5A. A victory over No. 9 Southwood would likely mean a higher seed in the playoffs. He knocked down four of his six 3-pointers in the first quarterand scored 16 of the Bearkats’ 27 points. As usual, the Vikings shared the scoring load. Five playersscored in double figures. TJ Robinson led the team with 13 points. BraydenThompson, Fred Lemons, Quan Randle and Kyle McConathy all had 11. At Parkway, the Panthers avenged a 62-53 loss to Byrd in theteams’ first district game on Jan. 18. Kentrell Parker scored 11 of his game-high 25 points in the thirdquarter, helping Haughton get within six. But Airline dominated the fourthquarter and pulled away. Haughton’s Morris finished with 16 points. Benton dropped to 10-21 overall and 5-8 in 1-4A with the loss toWoodlawn. The Tigers close their season at BTW on Friday.Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo At Airline, Haughton led 19-18 after a quarter sparked by XanderMorris’s nine points. Airline took control in the second, outscoring the Bucs21-10 for a 39-29 halftime lead. Bryce Roberts, who led the Panthers with 17 points, was 4-of-4from the line. Joey Wiggins scored four of his eight points. The Bossier Bearkats clinched the District 1-4A boys basketballchampionship with a 100-63 rout of Booker T. Washington on Tuesday night atBossier, Senior guard Jacoby Decker led Bossier with 32 points. Not forthe first time this season, Decker got off to a red-hot start. McConathy hit three 3-pointers, all in the first half. Thompson,a forward, led seven Vikings who scored in the fourth quarter with nine points.Robinson scored 11 in the second half. The Vikings handed the Cowboys their only district loss 62-61 in the teams’ first meeting on Jan. 22 at Airline.last_img read more

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