7th Circuit Rejects Group’s I-69 Challenges

first_img7th Circuit Rejects Group’s I-69 ChallengesScott Olsen for www.theindianalawyer.comThe 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal judge’s ruling granting a motion to dismiss some charges and grant summary judgment on others to the United States Department of Transportation after a group opposing I-69 construction in southern Indiana, Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads, filed a lawsuit.CARR challenged several environmental aspects to the construction, alleging 18 counts of wrongdoing. The trial court found counts 9, and 13 through 18 were unripe, and that summary judgment on count 7 was appropriate. CARR appealed judgment on those counts.In count 7, CARR said defendants violated the National Environmental Policy Act by not filing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. They argued one was needed to address 2009 fleet vehicle data, the impact of the project on the endangered Indiana bat, and the impact of the project on certain historic sites. They argued the defendants arbitrarily used 2004 data instead of available 2009 data but Colin Bruce, District judge in the Central District of Illinois sitting by designation and writing the decision, said the defendants used 2004 data because 2009 data was not quality verified. Also, the plaintiffs did not show that using the 2009 data would have resulted in noncompliance.Bruce found there was no basis that the plight of the endangered Indiana bat required an SEIS, and the plaintiffs did not include enough evidence to justify the use of an SEIS to gauge the impact of certain historic sites.In count 13, plaintiffs alleged defendants violated the Clean Air Act and Administrative Procedure Act by not using the 2009 data, but Bruce said the law did not require defendants to use the 2009 data because it was not finalized until 2011. Also, the defendants knew about the 2009 data and chose not to use it.In counts 17 and 18, the plaintiffs said the defendants concealed certain information in violation of the NEPA, but did not provide sufficient evidence to back up their claims. Bruce said the defendants proved they considered all relevant factors when they decided on a route, and that’s all that was required.In counts 9, 14, 15 and 16, the plaintiffs did not respond to defendants’ request for summary judgment. They did not include any statement of material facts, and by failing to respond, the defendants’ facts were taken as represented in their motions, meaning they were granted summary judgment.Bruce said the trial court made an error in its dismissal of all of count 8, but that error was harmless. All of count 8 would have been judged in the defendants’ favor through summary judgment at trial anyway.The plaintiffs also claimed fraud on the court, but the only evidence of the fraud was “hearsay upon hearsay,” Bruce wrote, so that charge was not granted.The plaintiffs argued the District Court erred on a number of evidentiary issues, but the 7th Circuit thought otherwise there as well. The plaintiffs’ affidavit was hearsay, the subpoenas were quashed with reason and they were not entitled to an evidentiary hearing.Finally, the plaintiffs claimed there should have been additional discovery in the case, but again Bruce said the plaintiffs failed to show a need for it.The case is Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads, et al. v Anthony Foxx, in his official capacity as Secretary of the United States of Transportation, et al., No. 15-1554.FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Monday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that Evansville Brownfields Corp should be considered a public or private entity?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Kerrs to open new £1 million bakery

first_imgKerrs Bakery is celebrating its tenth anniversary by opening a new £1m factory in Motherwell, with annual turnover predicted to reach more than £2m this year. The wholesale business – one of the main producers of Caramel Cake in Scotland – manufactures a wide range of long-life handmade cakes, as well as short-life cakes with a 12-14-day shelf life.The new factory is three times the size of the old one and Kerrs expect to hire an additional 13 staff, to join its existing team of 20, before the summer. Founder Karen Murray opened a small shop in Armadale, West Lothian, 10 years ago with start-up help from the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust, to make caramel cake. Products are distributed directly to small grocers, coffee shops, delicatessens and supermarkets, mainly in Scotland, and Murray has plans to expand the retail supply. “We have done some small orders for Scottish supermarkets and would like to develop that this year,” she said.last_img read more

Governor Holcomb extends the Indiana stay-at-home order for two more weeks

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – April 3, 2020 3 1614 Pinterest WhatsApp (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Governor Eric Holcomb, delivering his 4th annual State of the State address on Jan. 14, 2020. Governor Holcomb wants Hoosiers to continue to hunker down.Friday afternoon, Holcomb said he’s extending the stay-at-home order for residents and non-essential businesses by another two weeks.That takes Indiana’s order to April 20.This is one of the latest steps the state government has taken to attempt to fight the potential spread of COVID-19.The governor also extended the state’s public health emergency order for another 30 days. WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleIndiana’s COVID-19 peak expected to be April 19Next articleMichigan reports another 1900+ positive cases on Friday Tommie Lee Facebook Facebook Twitter Governor Holcomb extends the Indiana stay-at-home order for two more weeks Twitter Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Policy paper: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Commonwealth programme summaries 2019 to 2020

first_img where the programme is working what it is trying to achieve the budget the programme length Programme summaries give an overview of each Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) programmes at beginning of each financial year. They explain what support the CSSF is providing and why it is needed, stating: Find out more about the work of the CSSF.center_img They break down programme activity into individual components or projects, with details of the lead UK government department and the organisations that are implementing the programme. View further detail on the programme summary form.Due to the highly sensitive nature of some of the CSSF’s work it is not possible to publish details of all programme spend. This is to protect national security and to protect the safety and security of beneficiaries, partners and partner governments. Regional and thematic boards decide what can be published and apply similar criteria to that set out in Freedom of Information legislation.last_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf visita al hospital UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic, agradece al personal, analiza los beneficios de exigir el uso de máscaras

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter El Gobernador Wolf visita al hospital UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic, agradece al personal, analiza los beneficios de exigir el uso de máscaras Español,  Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health Al tiempo que los profesionales médicos trabajan en la primera línea de la pandemia de COVID-19 y el estado continúa enfatizando la importancia del uso de máscaras y del distanciamiento social para proteger a todos, el Gobernador Tom Wolf visitó hoy al hospital UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic en Harrisburg para agradecer al personal y enfatizar los motivos por los que el uso de máscaras es un requisito necesario para combatir la propagación de la COVID-19.“Los últimos cuatro meses no han sido fáciles, pero todos ustedes han hecho un gran trabajo en la primera línea para salvar vidas”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “En nombre de todos los residentes de Pennsylvania, les agradezco el trabajo que han realizado”.El enfoque medido de la Administración Wolf para la reapertura fue fundamental para evitar el aumento de casos a medida que el estado reabre, y el uso de máscaras sigue siendo vital para mantener a salvo a los residentes de Pennsylvania. La semana pasada, el Gobernador recordó a los residentes de Pennsylvania que es obligatorio usar máscaras dentro de los negocios. Todos deben usar una máscara, incluso los clientes, a menos que tengan un motivo médico para no hacerlo o que sean menores de 2 años.“En los últimos días, hemos visto a varios estados sufrir aumentos alarmantes de casos nuevos y algunos han tenido que implementar nuevas restricciones en los lugares donde las personas se reúnen”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “En este momento, en Pennsylvania, estamos observando algunos puntos críticos y estamos pidiendo a los residentes de Pennsylvania que sean extremadamente cautelosos cuando estén en público.“Todos los residentes de Pennsylvania deben usar una máscara cuando estén en público”. Deben usarlas cuando estén en áreas con muchas personas afuera. Deben usarlas durante todo el tiempo que estén dentro de una tienda y deben usarlas cuando pasen tiempo con familiares o amigos que no viven con ellos”.El Gobernador apoyó la decisión del condado de Allegheny de prohibir el consumo de alcohol en los locales a medida que continúa enfatizando el requisito de usar máscaras por respeto a todos, incluidos nuestros trabajadores de la salud.“Si comienza a sentir que es incómodo tener una máscara puesta durante aproximadamente una hora cuando está en una tienda, quiero que piense en estos hombres y mujeres en UPMC Pinnacle que usan máscaras mientras están de pie en turnos de 12 horas atendiendo pacientes”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Usar una máscara es signo de fuerza, coraje y amabilidad para proteger a los demás”.Al gobernador lo acompañó la Secretaria de Salud Dra. Rachel Levine; Doug Neidich, Presidente de la Junta Directiva de UPMC Pinnacle; Christian Caicedo, MD, Presidente de UPMC Pinnacle Dauphin Region; y John Goldman, MD, especialista en enfermedades infecciosas y Vicepresidente de UPMC Pinnacle.“Hemos aprendido que nuestras comunidades están llenas de héroes, incluidos quienes están aquí hoy con nosotros”, dijo la Dra. Levine. “Y hemos aprendido que este virus aún no se ha cansado de nosotros. En todo el país, los estados están viendo aumentos en los casos, incluso aquí en Pennsylvania. Ha sido maravilloso poder vernos y volver a hacer algunas de las actividades que nos encantan. Pero todavía debemos tener cuidado. La COVID-19 aún representa un peligro para nuestras comunidades y nuestra salud que no podemos tomar a la ligera”.“Agradecemos al Gobernador Wolf, a la Secretaria Levine y a todos los demás asistentes por visitarnos hoy para ofrecer su reconocimiento a los miembros de nuestro equipo que están trabajando arduamente para cuidar a los pacientes y las comunidades afectadas por la COVID-19”, dijo Philip Guarneschelli, Presidente de UPMC Pinnacle.“UPMC ha presentado medidas extensas en todo el sistema para proteger a nuestros pacientes, al personal y a las comunidades. Alentamos a todos los miembros de la comunidad a que reciban la atención que necesitan y no se demoren en una emergencia. Es crucial para no sufrir un agravamiento de los síntomas o complicaciones serias”, dijo Christian Caicedo, MD, Presidente de UPMC Pinnacle Dauphin Region.“Todos tenemos la responsabilidad de proteger a nuestros seres queridos más vulnerables, enfermos y comprometidos, incluso a medida que todos volvemos ansiosamente a una vida más normal. La evidencia que respalda la eficacia de las máscaras crece cada día. Los estudios apuntan a su capacidad para detener la propagación de la enfermedad y realmente reducir la cantidad de muertes causadas por COVID-19”, dijo John Goldman, MD, especialista en enfermedades infecciosas y Vicepresidente de UPMC Pinnacle.La guía para empresas de la Administración Wolf incluye Preguntas frecuentes sobre el uso de máscaras.Lea más sobre el proceso de reapertura de Pennsylvania del Gobernador Wolf aquí.View this information in English.center_img June 29, 2020last_img read more

Gardai hunt couple with suitcase who stole 11 dresses from charity shop

first_imgGardai are hunting for a couple who used a red suitcase to steal 11 dresses from a charity shop in the Twin Towns.The dresses were taken from the charity shop at Flea Lane in Ballybofey on Friday afternoon last.A Garda spokesman said a man and a woman entered the store around 4.30pm carrying a red suitcase and then left the store. Gardai have appealed for anybody who may have noticed a couple carrying a red suitcase around the Twin Towns on Friday afternoon last to contact them.Gardai hunt couple with suitcase who stole 11 dresses from charity shop was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeycahrity shopDressessuitcasetwin townslast_img read more

Winger Feeney agrees move to Bolton

first_imgLiam Feeney has agreed a two-year deal with Bolton. The 27-year-old winger, from Hammersmith, will formally sign for Wanderers after his Millwall contract expires at the end of June.Feeney, who went to school in Brentford, began his career with Hayes, where he spent two years.Subsequently signed by Bournemouth, his performances on the south coast attracted interest from Millwall, who bought him for £200,000 in 2011.He had a spell on loan at Bolton earlier in the season, making four appearances for them, and ended the campaign on loan at Blackburn.See also:Wembley is the next stop on Millwall man’s ‘great journey’Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Play Your Part Campaign launches app in support of active citizenship and Mandela Month

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday, 6 July 2015 – Brand South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation launched the Play your Part for Madiba campaign earlier today to encourage citizens to make everyday a Mandela Day. This is aimed at building a spirit of active citizenship among all South Africans which is required to drive the implementation of the National Development Plan.• Download press releaseThe Play your Part for Madiba month-long campaign seeks to uphold the ideals, values and actions of President Nelson Mandela’s legacy by encouraging South Africans to play their part towards the creation of positive change by building their communities and upholding a spirit of Ubuntu and social cohesion.Speaking at the launch of the Play your Part for Madiba campaign Brand South Africa’s board member Mr Geoffrey Rothschild said: “We acknowledge and thank all South Africans who commit themselves to ensure that Mandela Day is a huge success.”These sentiments were shared and also expressed by LeadSA’s Yusuf Abramjee who added: “Every day should be a Mandela Day. No action is too big or small. Active citizenship is an ongoing activity and we need to continue to embrace Madiba’s legacy.”In support of this commemorative month and as part of its mandate to build pride, patriotism, and a spirit of active citizenship, Brand South Africa, has also partnered with the GEM Project who have developed an app which contains a number of organisations needing assistance from South Africans. These include, amongst others, the provision of clothing, assistance with homework, job shadowing and skills development, which all South Africans will be able to support.Once an individual has participated in assisting a cause, they are eligible to receive a reward via the app, termed “a GEM”, which can be converted into a number of products such as airtime/data, pre-paid electricity, or even movie tickets.David Shields, GEM Project Co-Founder said: “The app is a social development drive, that aims to mobilise communities within themselves so that they can help each other rise. Volunteers are encouraged to donate their GEMs back to the needy causes during Mandela Month. In order to ensure continuity and mobilise support even beyond Mandela Month, corporates are also encouraged to donate GEMs so that they can be allocated towards causes on an ongoing basis.”Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Sithembile Ntombela said: “This partnership is an extension not only to the commemorative month’s activities and actions of goodwill by South Africans, but we hope that the nation will continue to contribute to positive change because a nation of people who care deeply for one another, and the environment in which they live, is beneficial for everyone. This is our call to action so that everyday can become a Mandela Day!”Follow the conversation during Mandela Month @Brand_SA #MandelaMonth2015 and #TimeToGivelast_img read more

Alex Cabagnot to miss few San Miguel games as he recovers from surgery

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabagnot suffered a broken nose in December of 2016 after getting hit by Meralco forward Cliff Hodge in an accidental collision.“I have to get clearance from the surgeon, every two weeks they have to see if it’s healing correctly because they have to observe it,” said Cabagnot after San Miguel’s practice Wednesday at Acropolis Clubhouse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“I have to wear a mask for the first three months and we’re going to go from there. Hopefully I can help expedite the healing process, God willing.”Cabagnot added that he was supposed to have surgery on his nose when San Miguel got eliminated in the Governors’ Cup quarterfinals in November but he had to postpone it because of his commitments. ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Rafael Nadal withdraws from Brisbane to focus on Australian Open Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel will start its bid for a fifth straight Philippine Cup with a shorthanded starting five.Point guard Alex Cabagnot is set to sit out the Beermen’s first few games of the PBA 2019 season to allow his broken nose to get a full recovery after getting surgery in December.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The 36-year-old point guard is an assistant coach with University of the Philippines in the UAAP and was also part of Gilas Pilipinas that competed in the last leg of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.And these delays were what caused minor complications on the injury.“I want to play but it’s like a freshly broken nose,” said Cabagnot. “It’s freshly re-fixed from before. The procedure took longer than expected because it has been two years since it happened so there’s calcium buildup and a bone has formed that deviated in a way.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more