Expert panel proposes criminal limits for drug driving

first_imgExpert panel proposes criminal limits for drug driving Hon Poto Williams Hon Michael Wood To reduce the trauma of road crashes caused by drug impaired drivers, an Independent Expert Panel on Drug Driving has proposed criminal limits and blood infringement thresholds for 25 impairing drugs, Minister of Police Poto Williams and Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today.The Land Transport (Drug Driving) Amendment Bill is currently before select committee and will give Police the power to conduct random roadside drug testing of drivers. The Government asked the Independent Expert Panel to provide advice on the setting of criminal limits, and now the public will have their say on these recommended limits.Michael Wood says sadly some drivers choose to use drugs and drive, risking their lives and the lives of others.“Our Government is committed to reducing the harm from drug driving. Last year 71 people died when drivers crashed on our roads with drugs in their system, while in 2019 it was 108 people. We’re talking about families, friends and communities who have lost a loved one, or someone close to them.“To develop its recommendations the Panel has submitted a report on 25 impairing drugs using data from the scientific literature, the thresholds set in other countries, together with local data on drug blood concentrations in road traffic crashes. I encourage people to scrutinise and submit to the select committee on these recommended limits,” Michael Wood says.Police Minister Poto Williams says driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol is one of the main contributors to death and injury on New Zealand roads.“Based on information from ESR, for 2018, 50 percent of drivers killed in crashes had drugs in their system. Cannabis was the drug most commonly detected for deceased drivers involved in fatal crashes and tested for drugs, accounting for 27 per cent of all deceased drivers. Methamphetamine was the next common detected drug, accounting for 11 per cent of deceased drivers.“We are committed to taking action to stop unnecessary road trauma. Driving under the influence of drugs is a major safety issue on our roads. While drug drivers already face serious criminal penalties if they are caught, the current law makes it hard for police to carry out more tests that could deter drug driving. The current approach to drug driving enforcement is not as effective as it could be at deterring this high-risk behaviour.“It’s not okay to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Police are focused on keeping New Zealanders safe on our roads and I want them to have the right enforcement abilities to help keep our roads safe,” Poto Williams says.The Government’s Road to Zero road safety strategy is based on a vision where no one is killed or seriously injured in road crashes and includes a target of a 40 percent reduction in deaths and serious injuries by 2030. Strengthening the detection and enforcement of drug driving is a priority action in the initial Road to Zero 2020-2022 Plan.The recommendations of the Independent Expert Panel on Drug Driving have informed Cabinet’s decisions about including criminal limits and blood infringement thresholds into the Bill. Ministers will write to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee requesting they consider the Supplementary Order Paper, which will add these limits and thresholds alongside the Bill. Public submissions on the Bill close 16 April 2021.More information on The Land Transport (Drug Driving) Amendment Bill can be found at: /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:amendment, cannabis, criminal penalties, detection, fatal crash, Government, infrastructure, methamphetamine, Minister, New Zealand, parliament, police, road safety, traffic crash, Transport, Williamslast_img read more

Davon Brown, Jakhi Lucas and the Starting Five

first_img Connect on Linked in Davon Brown, Jakhi Lucas and the Starting Five Share on Facebook Subscribe by Email Add to Google+ Print This Post By Paul Gotham on February 8, 2018No Comment Ryan Kubanka (15) is averaging more than 12 points per game for the Greece Athena Trojans. (Photo: CHRISTOPHER CECERE/ROCHESTER CC PHOTOGRAPHY)A look at some notable performances from January 22nd – February 3rd when yours truly has been on hand at games.Davon Brown 6-foot-4, Sr. F Leadership Academy for Young Men (RCAC) – Evolved into an inside/outside threat in the off-season, and Leadership Academy is reaping the rewards, showed last year that he can dominate in the paint, has proven this year he can step outside and produce while making keen decisions when to get underneath the basket, proficient finisher with either hand in traffic, has a soft touch which he shows on the perimeter, efficient footwork in pick-and-pop as well as pick-and-roll situations, strong hands, has to be guarded beyond the 3-point arc; ferocious rebounder with a knack for getting two hands on the ball, on the defensive end he possesses the innate ability to find outlets and get the Lions in transition; can guard 2-5 without giving up much on smaller ball handlers as well as larger post players, disciplined shot blocker who doesn’t over commit.Leadership Academy’s Davon Brown grabs a rebound during recent action. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)Anthony Iglesia 5-foot-7 Sr. G McQuaid Jesuit Knights (RCAC) – Arguably the best balance of hands in Section V combined with a killer instinct, routinely gets taller opponents in the air and makes sound decisions when defense is out of position, above average court vision with a knack for getting the ball to teammates in spots where they can score, at the same time he knows when to become the scorer, outstanding footwork both offensively and defensively, uses low center of gravity to his ultimate advantage, possesses the ability to stay elevated for extended periods which allows him to compensate for his lack of height as he gets opponents in the air and glides past them; anticipates well on the defensive end, sees one play ahead, pesky on-the-ball defender who regularly forces the ball handler to turn his back to the basket, reads passing lanes well; while not a threat to dominate on the boards opponents have to account for him while the ball is in the air, almost always seems to be in the right place for long rebounds.VIEW MORE CHRISTOPHER CECERE PHOTOS HERE. Luke Insley 5-foot-8, Fr. G Webster Schroeder Warriors (Monroe County Division II) – He’s too young to know of Paul Newman legend, but Insley is a “Cool Hand,” need to remind oneself that he is only a freshman, makes effective use of the dribble to create shots or passes, impressive range with discipline, rarely takes unwarranted shots, wants the ball in end-of-game situations and is not afraid to take the last shot … and can deliver in those opportunities; disciplined defender who doesn’t over commit, uses fundamental footwork to contain opposing ball handlers, moves on flight in off-the-ball situations; active and disciplined rebounder who is responsible when the ball is in the air.center_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Ryan Kubanka 6-foot-5 Sr. F Greece Athena Trojans (Monroe County Division III) – Keeps it simple and plays with a chip on his shoulder, has the ability to dominate in the paint but stays within structure of team offense, is close to automatic when catching in drive-and-dish situations, effective at the high post as facilitator/jump shooter and has a flair for taking it to the rack, has developed into a 3-point threat that can be overwhelming for opposing defenses when considering the abilities of his teammates; aggressive rebounder who always gets a hand on the ball, makes weight-room plays in traffic, proficient distributor in rebound-and-outlet situations; intimidating defender who rises to the challenge.UPrep’s Jakhi Lucas (15) gets into the lane during a recent game. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)Jakhi Lucas 5-foot-8 Jr. G UPrep Griffins (Private/Independent) – Gets downhill quickly and is perhaps Section V’s best decision maker in open-floor situations, thrives on contact, can finish with either hand in traffic, tremendous sense of balance, above-average court vision, can fill it up from behind the arc, keeps defenders off balance with the ability to drive in half-court situations, underrated mid-range; outstanding defender who guards 1-4, disciplined enough in on-the-ball situations to contain ball handler, makes sound decisions off the ball as when to gamble and get in passing lanes; a ball getter in rebounding situations, sheds initial contact from opponents and finds openings for carom opportunities.*Scoring averages as of Noon 2/7/18*Scoring averages as of Noon 2/7/18*Scoring averages as of Noon 2/7/18   Greece Athena Trojans, Leadership Academy, post, Starting Five Follow on Facebook Davon Brown, Jakhi Lucas and the Starting Five added by Paul Gotham on February 8, 2018View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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PPG launches new D20R anti-viral disinfectant to tackle COVID-19

first_imgPittsburgh Plate Glass Company (PPG) has introduced a new disinfectant solution, D20R, to support industrial applications in the fight against coronavirus COVID-19.PPG says the new ready-to-use solution is proven to kill the toughest viruses and bacteria. This includes enveloped virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes coronavirus COVID-19.The solution should be left on a surface for five minutes, then wiped with a clean cloth, mop or sponge.The active agent in D20R is a quaternary ammonium compound, recognised by the World Health Organisation as effective in deactivating viruses such as SARS CoV-2. It works by breaking down membranes of the virus. The product is qualified to EN14476, EN1276 and EN13697 standards, water-based, non-hazardous, non-flammable, non-abrasive, non-corrosive, and odourless. PPG says it will ensure the product passes national biocidal registrations before it reaches customers.D20RD20R has been developed with PPG’s expertise in chemical products for industrial applications. It will be available in large quantities and at ‘the most affordable price on the market’ the company says. PPG adds that it has taken ‘great care… to ensure it is safe to use and compatible with a wide range of materials and environments found in the industrial sector’. This includes hard surfaces such as floors, walls, furniture, and high-touch surfaces can be cleaned via a wipe or spray application.D20R is now available in a five-litre pack size. This can be used to fill clean bottles with spray-pump heads. It should be used as part of a formalised hygiene regime adhering to best practice guidelines.last_img read more

Jet-setter: Buttigieg leads 2020 Dems in private flights

first_img Google+ IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks speaks during a FOX News Channel town hall, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Claremont, N.H. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) WASHINGTON (AP) — An analysis of campaign finance data shows Pete Buttigieg has spent roughly $300,000 on private jet travel this year, more than any other Democrat running for the White House.The expenditures have enabled the South Bend mayor to keep up an aggressive schedule, shuttling from his campaign headquarters in his hometown to fundraisers and political events across the country.But his reliance on charter flights contrasts sharply with his image as a Rust Belt mayor who embodies frugality and Midwestern modesty.That could prove to be a liability in a contest in which relatability to everyday people has historically been key.Buttigieg’s campaign says the distance between its South Bend headquarters and major airports sometimes makes private jet travel necessary. WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Previous articleAmazon opens facility in South BendNext articleIndiana’s private employment numbers reach new high Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. Facebook Twitter Twitter Jet-setter: Buttigieg leads 2020 Dems in private flights By Associated Press – July 25, 2019 2 383 WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Engalane su hogar este verano por menos de $100

first_img(StatePoint)  ¿Busca una manera fácil y barata de renovar su casa este verano? Con un poco de inspiración y trabajo, puede darle a su hogar un rápido cambio de imagen con un presupuesto limitado. “Desde proyectos de decoración de interiores hasta una nueva capa de pintura, hay muchas maneras de lograr un gran impacto en una habitación por menos de $100”, dice Carmen de la Paz, portavoz de 3M y ex presentadora de “Hammer Heads” de HGTV.Con esto en mente, De la Paz, diseñadora de interiores y experta en proyectos de Hágalo Usted Mismo, tiene algunos consejos para ayudar a inspirarle ideas de proyectos: Igualmente, asegúrese que la pintura esté seca al tacto antes de remover la cinta.¿Siente la inspiración? Canalice esa creatividad este verano presentando su propio proyecto de renovación del hogar por menos de $100 y podría ganar $5,000 que puede invertir en un cambio de imagen de su casa. Visite para participar en el concurso “Casa de la cinta de pintor ScotchBlue” antes del 15 de julio de 2014 o para saber más y ver las reglas oficiales.No necesita un enorme presupuesto ni a un profesional. Con un poco de inspiración y las herramientas correctas, puede actualizar cualquier espacio monótono en sólo una tarde.Photo Credit: (c) Nesting Place Blog • Remodelar una casa puede ser costoso y agotador. No cambie muebles que están en perfectas condiciones cuando no hay necesidad. En cambio, plantéese renovar una silla, mesa o perchero gastados con una capa de pintura.• Haga un fuerte impacto pintando una pared de acento en su hogar. Plantéese usar un color complementario al de paleta del espacio. Si desea aumentar el tamaño de una habitación, llamar la atención sobre una nueva pieza de mobiliario o simplemente darle un poco de estilo, una pared de acento es una forma sencilla de lograrlo.• Pinte un nuevo elemento de diseño, como un patrón o una línea, para cambiar el aspecto de una habitación. No necesita recurrir a un servicio profesional para hacer líneas de pintura nítidas y claras. Puede obtener líneas de pintura súper nítidas con cinta de pintor de alta calidad, como la nueva cinta del pintor ScotchBlue con Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. Esta cinta proporciona protección de borde a borde para un rendimiento mejorado en la filtración de la pintura.center_img • Dele chispa a su habitación con un proyecto de arte de pared Hágalo Usted Mismo, como éste tomado del blog Nesting Place.Primero, encinte rectángulos usando cinta de pintor de alta calidad.  Pueden ser de diferentes tamaños y formas para crear un interesante efecto en la pared.  Aplique su creatividad para que las formas llenen su espacio en la pared.Recuerde, no hay reglas, así que en este punto decídase a experimentar y encinte un diseño que le parezca atractivo.Después de encintar, elija un solo color de pintura y trace la cinta de pintor.  Para un efecto más audaz, elija dos colores complementarios y alterne el trazado de las formas rectangulares. Al alternar colores logrará un aspecto más brillante y más audaz.  Tenga en cuenta para qué se va a usar la habitación, ya que eso puede ayudarle a establecer el tono del patrón y los colores.last_img read more

Hannah Elless, Bryce Pinkham, Claybourne Elder Set for Benny & Joon Musical at Paper Mill

first_img Casting is here for the East Coast premiere of the new Benny & Joon musical, set to run at Millburn, NJ’s Paper Mill Playhouse this spring. The previously announced production, directed by Jack Cummings III, choreographed by Scott Rink and music-directed by J. Oconor Navarro, will begin performances on April 4 and open on April 14 for a limited run through May 5.Leading the cast will be Claybourne Elder (Torch Song) as Benny, Hannah Elless (The Other Josh Cohen) as Joon, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (Superhero) as Sam, Tatiana Wechsler (The Golden Bride) as Ruthie, Colin Hanlon (Falsettos) as Mike, Paolo Montalban (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) as Larry, Natalie Toro (A Tale of Two Cities) as Dr. Cortez/Mrs. Smail and Jacob Keith Watson (Carousel) as Waldo/Video Store Owner, with standby Belinda Allyn (Allegiance).Conor Ryan (Desperate Measures) will play the role of Sam at certain performances.With a book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, the new stage adaptation of the 1993 motion picture centers on Joon (Elless), a young woman dealing with mental illness, and Benny (Elder), the big brother who’s determined to take care of her. When a charmingly eccentric stranger (Pinkham) comes into their lives, he throws their carefully calibrated world off-kilter.The musical will feature scenic and costume design by Dane Laffrey, lighting design by R. Lee Kennedy, sound design by Kai Harada, movement coordination by Lorenzo Pisoni and orchestrations by Michael Starobin.San Diego’s Old Globe presented the 2017 world premiere of Benny & Joon, which featured Elless, Pinkham, Hanlon, Montalban and Toro. View Comments Star Files Claybourne Elder Hannah Elless & Bryce Pinkham in “Benny & Joon” at the Old Globe(Photo: Jim Cox)last_img read more

Burlington Telecom donates $12,600 to local charities

first_imgVermont Business Magazine During the 2016 holiday season, Burlington Telecom partnered with Burlington-based charities to highlight the amazing work being done in the community to support those in need. Each new customer subscribing to BT services could direct a donation of $100 to a local non-profit. Customers had the choice to direct BT’s donation to one of five organizations: Committee on Temporary Shelter, Community Health Centers of Burlington, Howard Center, Spectrum Youth & Family Services, and Steps to End Domestic Violence.“This type of promotion was a first for Burlington Telecom and we received a great deal of positive feedback from the community. BT’s operational values aim to reflect the people we serve. The results of this campaign clearly demonstrate that our customers value the health, well-being and safety of all Burlington residents.”  – Abbie Tykocki, Burlington Telecom Director of Marketing(L to R: Kelly Dougherty, Steps to End Domestic Violence; Kristen Brassard, Community Health Centers of Burlington; Sarah Woodard, Spectrum Youth & Family Services; Nicholas Martin, Burlington Telecom; Becky Holt, Committee on Temporary Shelter; Alison Johnson, Howard Center)“We are so grateful to Burlington Telecom and its customers for making sure our doors are open for the next teenager or young adult who has nowhere else to turn.” – Mark Redmond, Spectrum Executive Director“We are honored to be a part of this community effort and are pleased to have the support of Burlington Telecom as we work together to provide much needed services to individuals and families in our community.” – Bob Bick, Howard Center CEOFor more information about any of the participating non-profits:The Committee on Temporary Shelter(link is external): provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. COTS also provides prevention services to help households avert the crisis of homelessness.Community Health Centers of Burlington(link is external): to improve the health of all within the communities we serve. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care with respect and compassion and with a commitment to serving people regardless of financial status or life circumstance.Howard Center(link is external): to improve the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities.Spectrum Youth and Family Services(link is external): to empower teenagers, young adults, and their families to make and sustain positive changes through prevention, intervention, and life skills services.Steps to End Domestic Violence(link is external): to assist in the transition to a safe, independent life for all those who have been affected physically, sexually, emotionally, or economically by domestic abuse and to promote a culture that fosters justice, equity and safety.Source: 1.31.2017(link is external)last_img read more

Stant Names Michael Cowley Vice President Of Engineering And Program Management

first_imgMichael Cowley has been named vice president of engineering and program management for Stant Corp.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementCowley came to Stant Corp. from Roush Industries, where he led the team in solving alternative fuel systems concerns. Prior to joining Roush, Cowley served as director of global advance technology and application engineering at TI Automotive, where he led the global design and release of fuel system components for vehicle OEMs.“At Stant, we are committed to being best to market in all we do while aggressively expanding our global business. The addition of Michael Cowley to our leadership team is the latest example of those efforts,” said Tim King, senior vice president of global sales for Stant Corp. “Together with his team, Michael will lead the charge to increase market share by expanding, identifying and developing strategic fuel management and thermal management systems; expanding product offerings; enhancing customer relationships; and earning new business across our original equipment, industrial and aftermarket product lines.”Cowley started his career at Ford Motor Co., spending 31 years in various product development positions and ultimately leading the company’s global powertrain fuel system division. A graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, Cowley also earned a Master of Science degree in engineering from Wayne State University.AdvertisementWith Cowley’s hiring, Stant says it continues to build upon its existing global engineering organization that will leverage common objectives, standards, procedures and designs.last_img read more

Burke Reynolds Named Used Trucks Manager Of Peach State Truck Centers Norcross

first_imgPeach State Truck Centers has announced that Burke Reynolds will be assuming the role of used trucks sales manager for the Norcross, Georgia, dealership. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBurke joined Peach State full-time in August 2016. In his first six months, he was in a manager-trainee role learning about the operations side of the business by working in the service and parts departments. From this role, Burke was promoted to the position of used trucks sales representative in the Jefferson location. He spent a year in this role before transferring to the Norcross location, where he has been working with senior leadership and attending the ATD Dealer Academy to develop an overall understanding of dealer operations.last_img read more

Bedside Reading Weekend

first_imgReading has the power to transport us to faraway places and enter the minds of characters. A reader can escape everyday life into the world created by the author’s written word. This weekend, to commence March as National Reading Month, the Hamptons will host the inaugural Bedside Reading Weekend, with five authors signing books at five East End hotels.Liz Brodar, owner of White Fences Inn in Southampton, sought to drive tourism to the East End during the off season, and saw the month-long literary celebration as a good opportunity. She contacted Jane Ubell, owner of Bedside Reading; the company provides complimentary books to luxury and boutique hotels such as Chamberlain West Hollywood, The Simpson House Inn in Santa Barbara, Waldorf Astoria, Mandarin Oriental, Casa del Mar, and several Hamptons locations. Then, Ubell reached out to the Tall Poppy Writers.Founded in 2013 by bestselling author Ann Garvin, the Tall Poppy Writers is the only author-driven marketing cooperative in the United States, and its membership is exclusively female. With a combined social media reach of nearly half a million people, the group has collectively raised more than $100,000 for various causes beyond the literary world. Their altruistic efforts garnered attention from Francis Ford Coppola Winery, which launched Books & Bottles products in 2017, featuring company wines paired with Tall Poppy Writer titles.“When our friends at Bedside Reading approached us about this event, my Tall Poppy Writer sisters and I didn’t hesitate for a moment to say yes!” Amy Impellizzeri, author of “Why We Lie,” said. “I think a lot of people picture authors holed up all day in their writing dens, but the reality is that most writers absolutely love to connect with readers. We love to hear their stories. This is our first ever Tall Poppy event in the Hamptons. We’re thrilled and definitely know it won’t be our last!” Impellizzeri will be signing her book on Friday, March 1, at Topping Rose in Bridgehampton from 6 to 8 PM for a “Meet & Mingle” kickoff event for the weekend.Author Kristy Woodson Harvey, on Saturday, March 2, will sign “The Secret of Southern Charm” from 11 AM to 1 PM at White Fences Inn. Alessandro and Tathiana Teixeira of Plain-T will additionally provide a unique “Tea Tasting” experience for guests, featuring two of their most popular blends; Detox Lemon Ginger Mint and the Mind & Body.Saturday will be packed with events for literati and nouveau readers alike. The 1770 House in East Hampton will pair Amy Reichert’s signing of “The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go” with a “Coffee Break with Hampton Coffee” from 2 to 4 PM. Conclude the evening down the road at The Baker House 1650 with a “Pop the Cork” champagne cocktail party with “The Fifth of July” author, Kelly Simmons.Concluding the weekend will be a farewell book signing and light refreshments at The Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton on Sunday, March 3, from noon to 2 PM. Author Sandra Block will sign “What Happened That Night.” The weekend package is $150 plus the costs of the room at each of the inns. It also includes $100 dining credit, all five books, and a gift bag filled with goodies. Contact the properties for more information or to reserve a [email protected] Sharelast_img read more