Snowfall report – Denver Snow http://denversnow.co/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:14:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://denversnow.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-26-120x120.png Snowfall report – Denver Snow http://denversnow.co/ 32 32 Weekend Sneak Peek at Timberline Mountain, WV https://denversnow.co/weekend-sneak-peek-at-timberline-mountain-wv/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 04:23:11 +0000 https://denversnow.co/weekend-sneak-peek-at-timberline-mountain-wv/ The Timberline Mountain Ski Area in Canaan Valley, WV, opened for a Preview Weekend on November 27-28, 2021. As part of the Preview Weekend, holders of Season passes were invited to bring a friend to join them for a free day of skiing. My buddy John Lewandoski is a pass holder and he put me […]]]>

The Timberline Mountain Ski Area in Canaan Valley, WV, opened for a Preview Weekend on November 27-28, 2021. As part of the Preview Weekend, holders of Season passes were invited to bring a friend to join them for a free day of skiing. My buddy John Lewandoski is a pass holder and he put me in touch for a free day on Sunday November 28th. Thanks Jean! It was my first time skiing at Timberline Mountain since the new owners took over the ski area in 2019. I had a great time.

This is old news for those who skied on Timberline last year, but I found the new lifts and improved snowmaking capabilities to be a game-changer. Friends tell me that the new six-passenger high-speed chair cuts the trip to the top from about 13 minutes to 4.5 minutes. Compared to the old ski lifts, the amount of ski / vertical you can now save during a visit is similar to night and day. Timberline Mountain has always had great terrain, but it wasn’t the best place to maximize your trail mileage. Sunday I’m pretty sure I broke a record for the most vertical I’ve skied on a personal first day of the season.

Since the Perfect family bought Timberline Mountain in 2019, they have continuously worked on improving the snow infrastructure, and it looks like this foresight will really pay off for the 2021-22 season! In about three days last week, they went from dirt to 40% of the open ski area, including four beautiful top-to-bottom runs for the preview weekend. The snow quality on these trails (Salamander, White Lightening, Thunder Struck, and Dew Drop) was good and held up well throughout the day on Sunday. Given this rate of progress, the entire trail system should be open within a week or two with just a little cooperation from Mother Nature.

The six-pack can gobble up a crowd, but it wasn’t really light crowd tested on Sunday. The six-pack and quad chair feature a crisp paint scheme that reflects the University of West Virginia gold and blue colors. Both chairs come from Doppelmayr, one of the leading lift construction companies in Europe.

Empty six pack elevator at Timberline Mountain, West Virginia. Photo by Jim Kenney.

Locals and season ticket holders came for the preview weekend. Who doesn’t like the chance to ski in November? White Lightning was the steepest open trail on Sunday. I expect the Black Diamond Drop and Off the Wall tracks to open up soon.

November smiles on the White Lightning Trail. Photo by Jim Kenney.

A long-time member of the DCSki Forum, wgo is starting its ski season on the right foot. Photo by Jim Kenney.

The instructors from the Timberline Mountain ski school took advantage of the preview weekend to do practical training. I skied from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and they were there most of the time. I don’t think the temperatures ever hit 40 degrees, but in the afternoon the sun came out. The Dew Drop trail was the perfect spot for gentle late afternoon turns in the friendly man-made snow.

A Timberline Mountain snowboard instructor goes surfing early in the season with Spruce Island Lake in the background. Photo by Jim Kenney.

DCSki columnist John Sherwood does afternoon turns on the Dew Drop Trail. Photo by Jim Kenney.

In addition to the lift and snowmaking improvements at Timberline Mountain, the base lodge has been completely renovated and updated, including a significant expansion in square footage. An exterior paint job makes the building look better and brighter than it has been in decades. There was even a couple of inches of natural snow over the weekend to whitewash the valley. Timberline Mountain is ready for the holidays!

Local legend Redman walks past the updated Timberline Mountain base area. Photo by Jim Kenney.

Timberline Mountain looks well off at 5 p.m. on November 28, 2021. Photo by Jim Kenney.

If the preview weekend is any indication, this should be a great season to visit Timberline Mountain in West Virginia. The mountain will have its official opening on December 3, 2021. Better to develop these skis and boards!

There are no reader comments on this article yet.


Source link

]]>
City report sheds light on preparations for downtown winter https://denversnow.co/city-report-sheds-light-on-preparations-for-downtown-winter/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 23:31:00 +0000 https://denversnow.co/city-report-sheds-light-on-preparations-for-downtown-winter/ November 23 — Rather than park their vehicles on the streets during winter storms, Newton’s Director of Public Works, Jody Rhone, asks all business owners and tenants in the downtown snow removal district to park in nearby public car parks. “We would much rather have these cars in parking lots than on the streets,” he […]]]>

November 23 — Rather than park their vehicles on the streets during winter storms, Newton’s Director of Public Works, Jody Rhone, asks all business owners and tenants in the downtown snow removal district to park in nearby public car parks.

“We would much rather have these cars in parking lots than on the streets,” he said. “With the big equipment we use, we can’t work close to the cars on the street. We will take care of it later in the parking lots. And you can leave your car in the parking lots for 72 hours. “

Currently, there are five free parking lots in downtown Newton:

—The lot in front of the Best Western Holiday Manor, on the northeast corner of the intersection of West Third Street North and North Second Avenue West.

—The lot located directly south of the Newton Public Library along Third Avenue Northwest between Second Street North West and First Street North.

—The land directly behind Kayla’s Dance Company at the southwest corner of the intersection of East Second Street North and North Third Avenue East.

—The lot behind Maid-Rite and adjacent to the Viet Thai taste, on the northeast corner of the intersection of West Third Street South and South Second Avenue West.

—The land behind PJ’s Deli, on the northeast corner of the intersection of First Street South and South Second Avenue East.

Rhône recently provided a staff report to city council members, giving residents an update on snow removal operations in the city center.

The downtown district has changed in recent years, Rhône said. More residents live in the downtown area, which is an area of ​​Newton where snow removal operations differ from those in any other part of the city. Rhône prepared for a meeting last week to educate downtown residents, mirroring its staff report of November 15.

Snow removal operations in Newton consist of city workers plowing the streets during and immediately after heavy snowfall. When the snowstorm subsides, Rhône said the city is prioritizing streets that need more attention. The priority of the street is ranked numerically, from one to four, with one being the highest priority.

Of course, the city has its main arteries, or main thoroughfares, to which staff will give the greatest attention during snowstorms. The downtown district is one of them. Rhône noted that snow removal is different from snow removal; Usually, the night after a storm, city staff will come in and haul the snow.

“At the end of the day, we come in and we pull all this snow down the center of the street, and then we haul it and we haul it behind our store on Highway 14,” he said.

From North Fourth Avenue to South Second Avenue and from West Fourth Street to East Fourth Street is considered the downtown snow removal district, with a few exceptions. During snow removal operations – which is officially declared by the city – all parking is prohibited in the downtown snow removal district.

To check the condition of the downtown snow removal district, the city asks residents to call 641-792-0411. The declaration must be made by the city no later than 7 p.m. on the evening of the logging operations. The city will also communicate its statements on its website and through its alert notifications.

Rhône said that the city’s streetscape projects will affect the downtown snow removal district over the years. As the city narrows streets and creates green spaces away from nearby sidewalks, Rhône said the ultimate goal is to create snow storage areas and staff only haul snow away from the square.

“We can plow that like we would on any other residential street, and then have a place to pile the snow that isn’t on the sidewalk,” Rhône said. “So as we continue to do these streetscape projects… we will just continue to reduce this amount that we actually need to remove the snow from. “

Four more streetscape projects south of First Avenue are planned for next year.

In the past, overnight parking in the neighborhood was prohibited from October 30 to April 1. The city changed its ordinance several years ago.

Henceforth, any business owner or resident who lives in the downtown snow removal district can always park in the streets of this area as long as it is not between midnight and 6 a.m. when operations snow clearing has been declared by the City of Newton.

On-street parking throughout the city, except in the downtown snow removal district, is prohibited when the snow has reached two inches of accumulation. When the two-inch threshold is reached, the city will declare snow removal operations. At that time, the ticket office of vehicles parked in the streets of the city will begin.

“We don’t want to verbalize people,” Rhône said. “That’s not the point. The point is to get cars off the streets so that we can clean the snow.”

Contact Christopher Braunschweig at 641-792-3121 ext. 6560 or cbraunschweig@newtondailynews.com


Source link

]]>
City report highlights preparations for downtown winter – Newton Daily News https://denversnow.co/city-report-highlights-preparations-for-downtown-winter-newton-daily-news/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 22:15:00 +0000 https://denversnow.co/city-report-highlights-preparations-for-downtown-winter-newton-daily-news/ Rather than storing their vehicles on the streets during winter storms, Newton’s Director of Public Works Jody Rhone is asking all business owners and tenants in the downtown snow removal district to park in the parking lots. public nearby. “We would much rather have these cars in parking lots than on the streets,” he said. […]]]>

Rather than storing their vehicles on the streets during winter storms, Newton’s Director of Public Works Jody Rhone is asking all business owners and tenants in the downtown snow removal district to park in the parking lots. public nearby.

“We would much rather have these cars in parking lots than on the streets,” he said. “With the big equipment we use, we can’t work close to the cars on the street. We’ll take care of that later in the parking lots. And you can leave your car in the parking lots for 72 hours.

Currently, there are five free parking lots in downtown Newton:

• The land in front of the Best Western Holiday Manor at the northeast corner of the intersection of West Third Street North and North Second Avenue West.

• The lot located directly south of the Newton Public Library along Third Avenue Northwest between Second Street North West and First Street North.

• The land directly behind Kayla’s Dance Company at the southwest corner of the intersection of East Second Street North and North Third Avenue East.

• The land behind Maid-Rite and adjacent to the Viet Thai taste, at the northeast corner of the intersection of West Third Street South and South Second Avenue West.

• The land behind PJ’s Deli, at the northeast corner of the intersection of First Street South and South Second Avenue East.

Rhône recently provided a staff report to city council members, giving residents an update on snow removal operations in the city center.

The downtown district has changed in recent years, Rhône said. More residents live in the downtown area, which is an area of ​​Newton where snow removal operations differ from those in any other part of the city. Rhône prepared for a meeting last week to educate downtown residents, mirroring its staff report of November 15.

Snow removal operations in Newton consist of city workers plowing the streets during and immediately after heavy snowfall. When the snowstorm subsides, Rhône said the city is prioritizing streets that need more attention. The priority of the street is ranked numerically, from one to four, with one being the highest priority.

Of course, the city has its main arteries, or major thoroughfares, which staff will give the greatest attention to during snowstorms. The downtown district is one of them. Rhône noted that snow removal is different from snow transportation; Usually, the night after a storm, city staff will come in and transport the snow.

“At the end of the day, we come and we pull all this snow down the center of the street, and then we haul it and we haul it behind our store on Highway 14,” he said.

From North Fourth Avenue to South Second Avenue and from West Fourth Street to East Fourth Street is considered the downtown snow removal district, with a few exceptions. During snow removal operations – which is officially declared by the city – all parking is prohibited in the downtown snow removal district.

To check the condition of the downtown snow removal district, the city asks residents to call 641-792-0411. The declaration must be made by the city no later than 7 p.m. on the evening of the logging operations. The city will also communicate its statements on its website and through its alert notifications.

Rhône said that the city’s streetscape projects will affect the downtown snow removal district over the years. As the city narrows streets and creates green spaces away from nearby sidewalks, Rhône said the ultimate goal is to create snow storage areas and staff only haul snow away from the square.

“We can plow that up like we would any other residential street and then have a place to pile the snow that isn’t on the sidewalk,” Rhone said. “So as we continue to do these streetscape projects… we will just continue to reduce this amount that we actually need to remove snow from. “

Four more streetscape projects south of First Avenue are planned for next year.

In the past, overnight parking in the neighborhood was prohibited from October 30 to April 1. The city changed its ordinance several years ago.

Thus, now, any business owner or resident who lives in the downtown snow removal district can always park in the streets of this area as long as it is not between midnight and 6 a.m. snow clearing has been declared by the City of Newton.

On-street parking throughout the city, except in the downtown snow removal district, is prohibited when the snow has reached two inches of accumulation. When the two-inch threshold is reached, the city will declare snow removal operations. At that time, the ticket office for vehicles parked on the streets of the city will begin.

“We don’t want to verbalize people,” Rhône said. ” It is not the goal. The goal is to get cars off the streets so that we can clean the snow. “

Contact Christopher Braunschweig at 641-792-3121 ext. 6560 or cbraunschweig@newtondailynews.com


Source link

]]>
Hunters 180 Miles South of Preston ID Report Sasquatch ‘Shots’ https://denversnow.co/hunters-180-miles-south-of-preston-id-report-sasquatch-shots/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 21:06:15 +0000 https://denversnow.co/hunters-180-miles-south-of-preston-id-report-sasquatch-shots/ A recent report from an organization that investigates and publishes details regarding alleged Bigfoot sightings in the United States involves an incident in northern Utah. A group of elk hunters heard what they described as sounds associated with the mythical creature known as Bigfoot. Details of an October 14 Summit County incident involving several hunters […]]]>

A recent report from an organization that investigates and publishes details regarding alleged Bigfoot sightings in the United States involves an incident in northern Utah. A group of elk hunters heard what they described as sounds associated with the mythical creature known as Bigfoot.

Details of an October 14 Summit County incident involving several hunters nearby Stateline Reservoir in Utah were made available to the public after weeks of delay. The the report has been officially tabled to the Bigfoot field research organization on November 2, 2021, more than two weeks after the alleged event. Following an investigation by the BFRO, the report was published.

On October 14, 2021, a family of elk hunters reported hearing “blows of wood on wood,” sounds some believe are associated with Bigfoot. The beatings came from several directions, according to details found in the report. Stateline Reservoir is located 140 miles east of Salt Lake City.

The event, which is identified by the BFRO as a report # 71803 (class B), occurred in a wooded meadow near the water body, and conditions are described as “light snow” and “turned dark”. In addition to the beatings, one of the witnesses also claimed that movements could be heard nearby.

This area of ​​Utah has had several reports of unexplained incidents similar to the recently released one that occurred in Summit County. There is even a Bigfoot statue that welcomes visitors at the start of a trail near Farmington, Utah.

The BFRO has been investigating allegations of Bigfoot sightings in the United States for decades. So far, for the month of November, no sightings have been reported in the state of Idaho.

BE CAREFUL: these are the deadliest animals in the world

WATCH: Here are the pets banned in every state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to the states, some organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States, advocate standardized federal legislation that would prohibit owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets. company.

Read on to see which animals are banned in your home country, as well as across the country.

Celebrities share their personal stories about the paranormal

READ MORE: Weird and wild UFO sightings throughout history


Source link

]]>
March of Dimes releases report on premature birth rate in Massachusetts – WWLP https://denversnow.co/march-of-dimes-releases-report-on-premature-birth-rate-in-massachusetts-wwlp/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:02:31 +0000 https://denversnow.co/march-of-dimes-releases-report-on-premature-birth-rate-in-massachusetts-wwlp/ State lawmakers consider ways to keep ghost guns off the streets Video / 16 hours ago Video MA progressives fight to put more candidates of color into senior positions Video / 16 hours ago Video Massachusetts COVID-19 Daily Report: 24 new deaths, 1,848 new cases Video / 2 hours ago Video Heads of state step […]]]>

State lawmakers consider ways to keep ghost guns off the streets

Video /

MA progressives fight to put more candidates of color into senior positions

Video /

Massachusetts COVID-19 Daily Report: 24 new deaths, 1,848 new cases

Video /

Heads of state step up COVID-19 testing efforts ahead of vacation

Video /

State lawmakers want to make mental health exams free, like physical exams

Video /

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Baystate Health sees an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients during the height of the flu season.

Video /

When will the State House reopen to the public?

Video /

Governor Baker urges lawmakers to update laws on exploitation under the influence of marijuana

Video /

Massachusetts lawmakers honor veterans with local ceremonies

Video /

State Senate ARPA Bill Includes Amendments for Veterans Issues

Video /

Massachusetts COVID-19 Daily Report: 20 new deaths, 1,745 new cases

Video /

The Senate sends “Nero’s law” to the House

Video /


Source link

]]>
Tire retailers report supply shortages and long waits to swap tires https://denversnow.co/tire-retailers-report-supply-shortages-and-long-waits-to-swap-tires/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 23:27:09 +0000 https://denversnow.co/tire-retailers-report-supply-shortages-and-long-waits-to-swap-tires/ Barrie, Ont. – Motorists got a sample of the winter road conditions this week, putting snow tires on the minds of many, but if you’re on the hunt for new tires, you might be in a race against more than Mother Nature’s winter wrath. . Tire retailers are reporting problems in the industry across the […]]]>

Barrie, Ont. –

Motorists got a sample of the winter road conditions this week, putting snow tires on the minds of many, but if you’re on the hunt for new tires, you might be in a race against more than Mother Nature’s winter wrath. .

Tire retailers are reporting problems in the industry across the country.

“There is still a shortage of winter tires this year, I think it’s more related to supply issues, and I guess there is a shortage of staff to do things,” said Quintin. Kean, OK Tire in Barrie.

“There appears to be a shortage of tires, not just winter tires, but tires in general,” said CAA communications director Kaitlynn Furse. “We suggest that you start looking now if you haven’t already.”

The CAA reminds motorists not to wait for the first heavy snowfall to change their tires.

“It’s actually more appropriate to think of them for the cold. You see the tire grip the ground more easily during those cold, cold winter months,” said Furse.

In addition to the lack of new tires, Kean said there was a significant delay for anyone wishing to make an appointment to exchange them.

“At the moment, we are booking for December, so it takes about two weeks of waiting,” he noted.

Brian Chaulk of Midas in Barrie said it takes about a week to wait for winter tires and the cost has increased by about 20%.

“Even next year, in the spring and summer, the tires are also going to run out. I have no idea how long we can get rubber, but from what I hear, not for long,” Chaulk said.

Cory Leblanc said that although he booked early, he just received his tires in Barrie. “I think I placed my order in September, and yes, I just received them today.”

Despite the challenges ahead, CAA mentioned that adding a set of four matching winter tires can help reduce stopping distance by about 25%.


Source link

]]>
Evening update: Authorities report at least one mudslide death in British Columbia as search and rescue continues https://denversnow.co/evening-update-authorities-report-at-least-one-mudslide-death-in-british-columbia-as-search-and-rescue-continues/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 22:19:13 +0000 https://denversnow.co/evening-update-authorities-report-at-least-one-mudslide-death-in-british-columbia-as-search-and-rescue-continues/ Have a good evening, let’s start with today’s main story: Yesterday a powerful rainstorm swept across southern British Columbia, triggering floods and mudslides from Vancouver Island to the Alberta border, trapping motorists, shutting down major highways and forcing l evacuation of thousands of people. Today, the extent of the destruction and disruption has started to […]]]>

Have a good evening, let’s start with today’s main story:

Yesterday a powerful rainstorm swept across southern British Columbia, triggering floods and mudslides from Vancouver Island to the Alberta border, trapping motorists, shutting down major highways and forcing l evacuation of thousands of people. Today, the extent of the destruction and disruption has started to become apparent.

  • The photos of the only flood rescue and evacuation operations in British Columbia are shocking.
  • Follow our explainer for the latest information on what you need to know.

Deaths have been confirmed

A mudslide on Highway 99 has killed at least one person and emergency crews are still searching the debris field south of Lillooet, British Columbia, after the unprecedented storm.

Witnesses told emergency officials about 10 vehicles were washed away on the road, said David MacKenzie, search and rescue director for the Pemberton District. About seven of them have been located. “We hope to find people alive. But obviously this decreases with time, the nature of the sliding activity. With people getting stuck in mud and debris, it certainly decreases over time, ”he said.

Search and rescue

Today, search and rescue teams were also looking for anyone trapped in mud and debris east of Vancouver, near Highway 7.

Emergency officials in Abbotsford, British Columbia, also announced this morning a new evacuation order affecting about 1,100 people in a rural area known as Sumas Prairie, just north of the US border. The order applies to a largely rural area dotted with dairy and agricultural holdings. Police Chief Mike Serr said the rescue effort had been incredibly difficult, with the water rising rapidly.

British Columbia Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, in an interview with CBC on Tuesday morning, dismissed suggestions that the province had not adequately prepared residents for the severity of the storm that dumped a months of winter rains in a few hours.

Pemberton SAR responded to a mudslide on Duffy Lake Road / Hwy 99 this afternoon as several vehicles were caught in a mudslide.Pemberton SAR

Supply chain spillovers

Today, washouts and mudslides have severed rail links with the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest maritime freight hub.

“Frankly, we’ll probably be out for a few more days. We have some important points, ”said Rob Reilly, COO of Canadian National Railways. He says it could take several days to repair and restore service to the terminal which handles much of North America’s consumer goods from Asia.

It was still “too early to say what the ultimate impacts are,” Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. chief marketing officer John Brooks said on a conference call with investors.

The climate connection

British Columbia has failed to take a break recently. The heat wave on the west coast last summer was the deadliest weather event in Canadian history, and the extreme weather patterns were the result of man-made climate change.

Flooding and other extreme weather events are also linked to climate change, and coastal cities face the additional risk of sea level rise. A report released earlier this year found that Canada’s largest cities have Collectively makes little or no progress in flood preparedness over the past five years.

Records broken: difference between precipitation on November 14 and previous records, by zoneThe Globe and Mail


This is the daily evening update bulletin. If you’re reading this on the web, or if it was sent to you as a transfer, you can sign up for Evening Update and over 20 other Globe newsletters. here. If you like what you see, share it with your friends.


ALSO ON OUR RADAR

The fourth wave of COVID-19 in Western Canada leaves surgeries in limbo: Infection and hospitalization rates in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia have been steadily rising, leading hospitals to cancel elective procedures – but many patients say there are no is nothing optional in the treatments they expect. Here’s what they stand to lose.

Amid soaring prices, Canadian retirees are staying at home: Watching residents of long-term care homes bear the brunt of the pandemic, retirees want to stay home as long as possible. But the sudden change in plans comes with unexpected financial costs. Many older Canadians are unprepared for the high costs of home care, home repairs and the lack of capital that the sale of their home would have freed up.

The sexual assault trial in NS ends because of the murder of an accused: The man to be tried, Alexander Thomas of East Preston, Nova Scotia, was found dead at a Dartmouth residence on Saturday after what police called a homicide. As a result, the case was closed, leaving questions about the alleged police misconduct in the case unanswered. Outside of court, crown attorneys said the police investigation into the sexual assault remained active.

At the Poland-Belarus border: Polish security forces have fired water cannons at migrants throwing stones at the border with Belarus, and NATO has reiterated its support for Warsaw in a crisis that has left thousands stranded at the border in freezing temperatures.

WORKING WATCH

The main Canadian stock index rose on Tuesday as stronger-than-expected US retail sales data boosted investor sentiment, with the index hitting an intraday high before relinquishing some of its gains. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S & P / TSX Composite Index ended up 34.08 points, or 0.2%, at 21,717.16, after hitting its highest intraday level of 21,796.16.

Wall Street also gained ground, with data showing US retail sales rose 1.7% in October, the biggest gain since March. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 54.77 points, or 0.15%, to 36,142.22, the S&P 500 gained 18.1 points, or 0.39%, to 4,700.9 and the Nasdaq Composite added 120.01 points, or 0.76%, to 15,973.86.

Got a topical tip you’d like us to review? Write to us at advice@globeandmail.com. Need to share documents securely? Contact us via SecureDrop.

DISCUSSION POINTS

The world has promised to try to keep global warming at 1.5 ° C. This lens is almost dead

“The fight against global warming requires an unprecedented level of global cooperation. The world has not been able to overcome its personal interests, but it has changed relatively rapidly in a short period of time. ” The Editorial Board

Barclays CEO scandal reminds regulators must rethink reputational risks in banks

“Banking is about relationships, and scandals such as the one affecting Barclays are undermining investor and public confidence in financial institutions.” – Rita Trichur

Climate change increases threats to global security. Canada can help

There are no easy answers to these problems, but our citizens are waiting for action. Pew’s surveys of advanced economies rank climate change as one of the top international threats. The challenge for the [NATO Centres of Excellence] will be the focus. – Colin robertson

Qualifying for the CanMNT World Cup in the Great White North: will the legends be made of a foot of snow?

“At this crucial moment, Edmonton is the beacon of Canadian soccer on the hill. Okay, you can’t see the light because it’s snowing pretty hard as I write these lines. But that’s the point. Canada takes on Mexico at Commonwealth Stadium on Tuesday. … Winning this game won’t guarantee Canada qualifies for next year’s World Cup, but it will work as a global threat: Canada has finally gotten serious (stop). Pack your long underwear. Catherine kelly

LIVE BETTER

A flight attendant walks through the lobby of the TWA hotel on the grounds of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, New York, November 16, 2021.TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / Getty Images

Airport hotels become luxurious

The airport and the hotels adjacent to the airport have long been seen as dreary, soulless accommodations of last resort. But places like Fairmont Vancouver Airport, considered one of the best airport hotels in the world, Langham Hospitality Group’s Cordis Beijing Capital Airport, and the recently opened TWA hotel at New York’s JFK Airport are starting to change. this perception.

Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto is set to complete a massive $ 30 million top-to-bottom renovation and upgrade. And the all-new Versante hotel in Richmond, British Columbia, located directly across the Fraser River from Vancouver International Airport, offers all the amenities travelers expect from an upscale property: courteous service, sumptuous accommodations. furnished, state-of-the-art technology and interactive gym equipment.

LONG READING OF THE DAY

Young lawyers increasingly say no to large law firms

As a law and MBA student at McGill University in 2018, Aly Haji saw several friends graduate and pursue their dreams of landing a job at top law firms, only to see them quit in one. year or two. Curious as to why, he turned the question into his MBA thesis and probed the apparent disconnect between millennials and Big Law. The conclusions were clear.

“There is a generation gap, dissatisfaction with working in big companies,” Haji says.

The legal sector, like all sectors of the economy, is struggling to find its place as the pandemic recedes. In part, that means navigating a reset in worker expectations, especially among young associates who have borne much of the brunt of the past two years – first as the target of layoffs and cutbacks when the pandemic hit. settled in and then working late at night as a business activity came back to life, but without any of the perks or mentorship that their work once entailed.

Millennials and Gen Z lawyers and law students are now reassessing their priorities, realizing that there are alternatives to work for large firms. Read the full article from ROB magazine.

Evening Update is written by Sierra Bein and Lori Fazari If you would like to receive this newsletter by email every night of the week, go here register. If you have any comments, drop us a line. Remark.


Source link

]]>
The world needs billions of billions to tackle the climate threat: UN draft report https://denversnow.co/the-world-needs-billions-of-billions-to-tackle-the-climate-threat-un-draft-report/ Fri, 12 Nov 2021 01:52:13 +0000 https://denversnow.co/the-world-needs-billions-of-billions-to-tackle-the-climate-threat-un-draft-report/ Helping vulnerable countries cope with the multiplier effect of climate change on droughts, floods, heat waves and tropical mega-storms will require billions of dollars, not the billions currently on the table at COP26, reveals a draft UN report obtained by AFP. The failure of rich countries to keep their pledge to deliver $ 100 billion […]]]>

Helping vulnerable countries cope with the multiplier effect of climate change on droughts, floods, heat waves and tropical mega-storms will require billions of dollars, not the billions currently on the table at COP26, reveals a draft UN report obtained by AFP.

The failure of rich countries to keep their pledge to deliver $ 100 billion a year to vulnerable countries became a flashpoint during UN climate talks in Glasgow, entering their final hours on Friday.

But the real cost of allowing the atmosphere to keep warming will be much higher.

The draft report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scheduled for release early next year, shows the $ 100 billion figure is nothing more than a down payment on what is needed to prepare for the inevitable impacts.

Flooded cities, food shortages, deadly heat and massive migration will all drive up the price.

“The costs of adaptation are considerably higher than expected, resulting in a growing ‘adaptation finance gap’,” reads a 4,000-page summary of the report.

“The existing governance arrangements for adaptation finance are inadequate for the expected magnitude of climate impacts.”

The Earth’s surface has warmed by 1.1 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels so far, amplifying extreme weather conditions across the planet.

And the world is on track to exceed the Paris Agreement target of limiting heating to between 1.5 ° C and 2 ° C.

Even taking into account a new round of carbon reduction commitments this year, the Earth’s surface will still warm to a “catastrophic” 2.7 ° C, the UN has calculated.

The higher the temperature rise, the higher the costs of protecting society against the climate cataclysm, warns the IPCC, the world’s highest authority on climate science.

It indicates that by 2050, the financing needed for adaptation could reach $ 1 trillion each year, under certain emission scenarios.

At two degrees of warming, adaptation costs in Africa alone are expected to increase by “tens of billions” each year.

– Seriously outdated –

The draft Working Group II report obtained by AFP details climate impacts and – in unprecedented detail – the growing need for adaptation.

Many scientists, including some of the report’s lead authors, regret that its findings were not released before the crucial climate meeting in Glasgow.

In the meantime, experts and diplomats have started to draw up results well above the figures on the COP26 negotiating table.

The ten-year pledge to provide $ 100 billion a year by 2020 – now postponed to 2023 – aimed to help climate-vulnerable countries green their economies and prepare for inevitable impacts.

But what seemed like a large sum in 2009 seems paltry today.

“This pledge of $ 100 billion is seriously broken,” said Rachel Cleetus, economist at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

“The science and the realities on the ground have gone beyond what the engagement was supposed to do,” she told AFP. “When we talk about post 2025 funding, it really has to run into the trillions.”

Mohamed Adow, director of the Power Shift Africa think tank in Nairobi, told AFP that the $ 100 billion “does not even scratch the surface of the real needs of the developing world.”

“Adaptation is a huge blind spot when it comes to dealing with the climate emergency.”

– Avoided costs –

The urgent need to step up against climate impacts – which will be severe even with a warming of 1.5 ° C – is highlighted by the projections of the IPCC draft report on the dollar damage that rising temperatures will inflict on virtually all sectors of society.

In a single low-lying city, Guangzhou, in southern China, estimated losses could exceed a quarter of a trillion dollars a year without adaptation measures – such as massive flood defenses – with one further rise. from sea level by 20 centimeters.

With 2 ° C of warming, the oceans are expected to increase by almost twice as much.

In the worst-case scenario of uninterrupted warming, Guangzhou’s annual damage could exceed one trillion dollars. Other low-lying cities such as Mumbai – with fewer resources – would face a similar level of devastation.

Floods will displace, on average, 2.7 million people in Africa each year by mid-century, staple crop yields will decline as well as nutritional value – raising the specter of widespread malnutrition – and heat waves will reduce productivity and strain health systems.

Adaptation finance is best viewed as an investment in avoided costs, according to the IPCC report.

Spending $ 1.8 trillion, for example, over the next decade on early warning systems, climate resilient infrastructure, agriculture, mangrove conservation, and improving access to food. water “can generate net benefits of $ 7.2 trillion” – a benefit-cost ratio of 4 to 1, he said.

“Investing in climate adaptation is a bit like buying insurance for a known event,” said Brian O’Callaghan, senior researcher on the University of Oxford’s Economic Recovery Project and author of the report. Recently released United Nations Environment Program Gap adaptation.

– ‘Shelter now’ –

Adow and others have called for a “special report” from the IPCC to quantify global adaptation, just as the policy advisory body has done to measure the impacts of global warming.

“We need to make as objective an assessment as possible of the costs of both adaptation and mitigation,” said Max Puig, chief negotiator for the Dominican Republic.

UNEP’s Adaptation Gap report released earlier this month indicates that financing needs would reach nearly $ 300 billion per year by 2030, rising to $ 500 billion by 2050.

At the start of COP26, the African Group of 54 members – backed by China, India and other major emerging economies – called on developed countries to mobilize at least $ 650 billion a year just for adaptation to from 2030.

Separately, Fiji and other small island countries have proposed a “floor” of half that amount from 2025 – “to unlock lasting solutions,” Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told AFP. the island nation’s economy and climate change at COP26. .

Rich countries must recognize the urgency and insufficiency of a piecemeal solution, he said.

“You can’t build a house with one wall every decade and expect it to be shelter – we need shelter now.”

mh / klm / pbr / oho


Source link

]]>
5:00 PM Weather Report – News, sports, weather, traffic and the best of Minnesota and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. https://denversnow.co/500-pm-weather-report-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/ https://denversnow.co/500-pm-weather-report-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 23:35:30 +0000 https://denversnow.co/500-pm-weather-report-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/ The best ways to say warm outside on colder daysThe change of seasons is no reason to avoid embracing the outdoors. Shayla Reaves of WCCO is among those enthusiastic about walking on snow-covered trails and along frozen lakes. She had her first winter in Minnesota last year. It’s a great way to learn how to […]]]>

The best ways to say warm outside on colder daysThe change of seasons is no reason to avoid embracing the outdoors. Shayla Reaves of WCCO is among those enthusiastic about walking on snow-covered trails and along frozen lakes. She had her first winter in Minnesota last year. It’s a great way to learn how to stay warm.

10:00 p.m. weather reportMuch of Minnesota will experience heavy rain on Wednesday. By Friday, temperatures could drop below freezing, sending snowflakes flying.

Good question: how are traffic lights timed?It only lasts a few seconds, but can feel like minutes. Getting stuck at a red light, especially without traffic, can be frustrating at times. WCCO speaks with a Minneapolis traffic operations engineer to find out how the system works.

Woman seeks answers to her husband’s COVID death at airbaseA wife from Minnesota questions her husband’s medical care after he became the first active-duty member of the Air Force to die of COVID-19.

Random gunshot man in Minneapolis faces lengthy recoveryHe survived a random shooting in Minneapolis early Sunday morning. Now Jason Miller and his family are waiting to see if he will ever walk again.

6:00 p.m. weather reportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer reports several snow hazards across Minnesota in the coming days.

Mike Max goes duck hunting in North DakotaDuring his annual trip to North Dakota, Mike Max discovered that sometimes the birds of a feather wait for colder weather.

Minnesota World War II veteran receives ‘Valor Quilt’Volunteers made the trip to Pine County to pay their respects to Roy Reiser, 95, who served from 1944 to 1946.

Minnesota Ends Veteran Homelessness in 13 CountiesThe effort was made possible through strong partnerships between agencies, veterans groups and owners.

Elsa Segura sentenced to life imprisonmentThe former probation officer was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for her role in the 2019 kidnapping and murder of real estate agent Monique Baugh.

Stillwater teenager identified as victim of cold Texas affairSherri Ann Jarvis was found dead on November 1, 1980. Her killer has not yet been found.

Infrastructure Bill To Bring $ 100 Million For Minnesota BroadbandThe funds could help bring thousands of Minnesotans into the digital age.

5:00 p.m. weather reportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer reports rain showers for most of Wednesday and strong winds all day Thursday.

Keep your kids warmWays to keep your kids safe and warm this winter.

Thousands of people sign petition to repave the Midtown GreenwayTest users say the city needs to redo the paving job.

Hundreds of Minnesota Lakes and Streams Added to “Degraded Water List”Minnesota lake and steams reach worrying contamination levels.

Noon weather reportMeteorologist Lisa Meadows reports on the system that could bring the first snowflakes of the season to parts of Minnesota.

COVID cases are on the rise again in MinnesotaAs of Tuesday, health authorities reported more than 7,000 new cases and 20 deaths.

Woodbury Police warn residents of brief spate of crimeAuthorities say armed suspects committed four thefts (or attempted thefts) in the span of 45 minutes on Monday evening.

Large police presence in downtown BrooklynPolice are asking the public to stay clear of the area of ​​Highway 252 and 66th Avenue North.

Bad Rooster Food Truck extends its service until winterBad Rooster Food Truck has made an interesting decision to extend its service until winter. Owner Soulaire Allerai joins us to talk about it.

‘Oklahoma!’ Come to the Orpheum theaterA newly redesigned performance of the classic arrives at the Orpheum Theater. Cast members Sasha Hutchings, who plays Laurey and Sean Grandillo who plays Curly, are joining us now.

Money Watch: Risk managementOur financial expert Bruce Helmer from Wealth Enhancement Group is now joining us with advice on risk management.

Weather report at 9 a.m.The coldest air the Minnesotans have felt this season will arrive later this week. The same goes for a storm system that could bring the first snow that accumulates in parts of northern Minnesota.


Source link

]]>
https://denversnow.co/500-pm-weather-report-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/feed/ 0
10 PM Weather Report – News, sports, weather, traffic and the best of Minnesota and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. https://denversnow.co/10-pm-weather-report-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/ https://denversnow.co/10-pm-weather-report-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/#respond Sat, 06 Nov 2021 03:49:51 +0000 https://denversnow.co/10-pm-weather-report-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/ 10 p.m. weather reportMeteorologist Lisa Meadows said Sunday would be seasonal hot with cool temperatures throughout next week. 11 minutes ago Minnesota commits to reducing its carbon footprintMinnesota has been trying to reduce carbon emissions for almost 16 years now. 16 minutes ago Cancun resort shooting: tourists panic after gunmen open fireA man from Minnesota […]]]>

10 p.m. weather reportMeteorologist Lisa Meadows said Sunday would be seasonal hot with cool temperatures throughout next week.

Minnesota commits to reducing its carbon footprintMinnesota has been trying to reduce carbon emissions for almost 16 years now.

Cancun resort shooting: tourists panic after gunmen open fireA man from Minnesota experienced a horror at a hotel in Mexico this week while on vacation.

6:00 p.m. weather reportMeteorologist Lisa Meadows reports another balmy night on the subway.

Minnesotans soak up warm November weatherMinnesota’s parks and sidewalks were packed with people enjoying the weather while they could.

Deer hunting: the MRN sets up chronic disease prevention sitesMNR staff as well as students are now stationed statewide to help hunters sample CWD

4 things to do todayHere are four things you can do today.

Rudolph The Musical coming to Ames CenterA Christmas classic takes center stage next week.

You Betcha! Box full of items from local businessesBuying the perfect gift this holiday season can be stressful, but there are ways to give someone a variety of great gifts in one convenient package.

Morning weather reportIt’s a hot start for the deer opening, but a system is developing that could bring rain and possibly snow next week.

The museum of the town of the mill reopensThe Mill City Museum has found ways to interact with guests over the past year, and now they’re hoping you’ll come back in person as well.

WCCO Digital Headlines: Morning of November 6, 2021Here are your latest titles from WCCO.com.

Over 80% of sampled Iowa deer have COVID, study findsThe coronavirus is prevalent among white-tailed deer in Iowa, new research shows.

Running back Emmett Johnson helps lead Holy Angels squadEmmett Johnson is Minnesota’s best running back, but he’s as good as his offensive line.

St. Paul Humboldt’s football team in state finalThe St. Paul Humboldt boys’ football team is playing its second state tournament.

High School Sports Rally: Featured Game Robbinsdale-Armstrong Vs. CooperNorman Seawright III reports on the close match in the Northwest Metro.

High school sports rally: highlights from the football section finalsMike Max and Frank Vascellaro recap several games including Wayzata vs. Stillwater, Anoka vs. Lakeville South and East Ridge vs. Maple Grove.

10:00 p.m. weather reportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer reports on the system that could bring the first real snowfall of the season.

Derek Chauvin and his ex-wife plead not guilty to tax evasion chargesThe former Minneapolis cop and his ex-wife are accused of under-reporting their joint income by more than $ 400,000.

English learners at LEAP High School in St. Paul’s grapple with potential school closureSt. Paul’s public schools say they could close LEAP High School and four elementary schools due to low enrollment rates.

6:00 p.m. weather reportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer reports on the forecast for the gun deer opening this weekend.

Supply chain issues impacting Turkish sourcingAn Owatonna organic turkey farmer says labor shortages are impacting his company’s production.

5 years later, Terry Brisk’s death is still under investigationMorrison County officials are asking the public to provide information on the day the hunter was fatally shot with his own rifle.

Mother seeks justice after son dies in Minnesota jailDel Shea Perry says her son died three years ago in Beltrami County Jail after authorities refused to provide him with medical treatment.


Source link

]]>
https://denversnow.co/10-pm-weather-report-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/feed/ 0