More nominations today for seat on Fort Nelson City Council

first_imgThe new additions include Councillor Todd Osbourne and Lorraine Gerwing.These two are being added to the list that already includes Councillor Laurie Dolan and Nathan Bauder.Meanwhile, Mayor Bill Streeper is being challenged for his position by Councillor Kimberly Eglinski.- Advertisement -Stay up-to-date with on the latest developments with

Tsunami readiness lacks

first_imgTsunami waves generated by a large offshore earthquake would threaten at least 1 million coastal residents in California and inundate the nation’s largest port complex, according to a new report. The bleak study released today found gaps in the state’s readiness to handle a tsunami, including flaws in the existing warning system, lack of evacuation plans by coastal communities, and building codes that don’t take into account tsunami-strength surges. In addition, many residents are unaware of the potential danger of tsunami waves and would not know how to respond to warnings, the report said. “I don’t think we’re ready yet, but we’re getting there,” said Richard McCarthy, executive director of the California Seismic Safety Commission, which issued the report. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals In the past century, more than 80 tsunamis – mostly minor – have been recorded or observed along the California coastline, which faces tsunami threats from local and distant sources in the Pacific basin. The most deadly tsunami to strike California was in 1964 when 12 people died from massive waves generated by a magnitude-9.2 earthquake in Alaska. The commission – an independent panel that advises the governor, Legislature and local governments – formed a special committee in response to last year’s monster quake and tsunami that killed more than 176,000 people in nearly a dozen Southeast Asian countries. While catastrophic tsunamis rarely strike the West Coast, state officials are acutely aware of the potential for damage and loss of life as a result of booming development along California’s coastline. The report found many Californians are not adequately trained about the risks of a tsunami and recommended creating multi-language fliers and brochures detailing the hazards. About a million people live in low-lying coastal areas that are vulnerable to flooding by a tsunami. Existing building codes call for structures to be erected to withstand severe shaking from an earthquake, but the report revealed that homes and businesses are rarely designed to hold up against tsunami-force surges. A joint program by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is working on design guidelines for tsunami shelters that could extend to strengthening hospitals and other facilities. The report also found most coastal communities lacked evacuation plans for residents because of funding problems. Crescent City in Northern California and the University of California, Santa Barbara, are among the few places that have an escape route for residents. The state Office of Emergency Services, along with the University of California, have produced inundation maps that show the coastal areas most at risk, but few communities have used the maps to carve out evacuation routes and install signs in case of an emergency exodus. Along with threatening lives and property, a giant tsunami would strike an economic blow to the state, given the vulnerability of its ports, the report said. As much as $60 billion in economic loss is estimated if a tsunami caused a two-month shutdown at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The third busiest port in the world, the docks and terminals at the complex rest only nine feet above seawater level. The fear is that a tsunami wave bigger than that would overtop the wharf, flood the port and cause extensive damage if advance warning was not given, the report found. In June, a tiny tsunami off the far Northern California coast exposed how unready some communities were in dealing with a real threat. Some cities were confused by the differing tsunami warning messages that came from two centers operated by NOAA. The warning eventually expired, but since then federal, state and local officials have met several times to figure out how best to alert communities – an action that won praise from the authors of the report. Meanwhile, scientists are keeping an eye on a 680-mile undersea fault 50 miles off the West Coast known as the Cascadia subduction zone. The fault behaves much like the one that ruptured off the Indonesian island of Sumatra last year and the one that produced the 1964 Alaska temblor. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CR7 Legacy

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo – The legacy of a ‘Champion’ revealed Goal 21:34 6/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Cristiano Ronaldo Videos The Real Madrid and Portugal star is defined as much by his determination as he is by his astonishing achievements It’s the legacy that a champion leaves behind for people to remember and not just the trophies and medals that one garnishes their cabinet with. In this regard, Cristiano Ronaldo has set a precedent that only a few athletes around the world are able to match, let alone beat. The 33-year-old superstar, in his ninth season at Real Madrid, has continued to shine like the stars. Records continue to tumble as blazed by the Funchal-born footballer, who is already at the summit of Real Madrid’s all-time scoring list, the gap constantly growing, and he continues to score gravity defying goals that make audiences gasp in awe.  Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move But do great goals make him a champion? Does smashing records and winning trophies make Ronaldo a champion? The work of a champion comes before the feat itself.Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridBe it an intense training regime in the gym or a big matchday at the Bernabeu, Ronaldo’s commitment to excellence cannot be compared. Ronaldo’s drive has been aided by his want of silverware for the team and he will go the distance to achieve his aim. But to do so, even the Portugal captain has made his very own winning formula.His work-out regimen sees him hit the gym for three-to-four hours every day. That is coupled by an equally rigorous spell on the training pitches of Real Madrid where he burns the turf with 25-30 minute long running sessions.Ronaldo’s sessions in the gym include a perfect blend of cardio-vascular and weight-oriented exercises. He also likes to keep his regimen blended with high intensity activities, such as a fast sprint in between exercises or drills, so that blood flow remains throughout the system.As much as he believes in the power of exercise, he also believes that relaxing and letting your muscles gain much-needed rest allows one to develop a better physique.He also advocates the aid of a gym partner to push one to his maximum potential, while believing exercising, no matter how small, can be fit into a daily routine without hassle.Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Real Madrid UEFA Champions LeagueHe follows a pre-planned diet rich in protein. He particularly likes fish and his favourite dish is bacalhau a braz, which is a mixture of cod, onions, thinly sliced potatoes and scrambled eggs.On the pitch too, Ronaldo’s ability is magnified with his vast array of skill, his blazing pace and his excellent decision-making which has seen him attain a very high conversion rate. This is where he proves himself to be an equal, if not a greater, adversary to Lionel Messi.This season, the Funchal-born attacker has scored more than 40 goals, proving that age is just a number. Speed, skill, strength and stamina are the biggest assets of the reigning Ballon d’or winner. His application of these qualities is non-comparable. His ruthlessness in front of goal cuts him a ceiling no other footballer may be able to reach.This is particularly important given the impetus Portugal will place on him getting home the elusive World Cup trophy, this June. The Selecao have heaped their hopes on their star marksman and he promises to deliver with the exceptional form he is in.Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2017-18Ronaldo’s endurance in the latest commercial of Clear MEN’s shampoo is depicted in full flow, where his physical endurance and his skill on the ball is shown. With Portugal playing to maximize his ability, Ronaldo will depend on himself to grow the wings he requires to fly high and earn his team the trophy, much like he did for the European Championships.It isn’t solely the imagination that works wonders for footballers of tomorrow. Ronaldo’s possessed two of the most important habits to change the spectre of his competitors and personal aims – dedication and persona.One of Cristiano’s many intriguing facets has been his lifelong focus on sharpening his attributes to fit the wider picture – for his teammates to harness and for the world to relish.Ronaldo sets such high standards for himself that he is his own champion.last_img read more