Updated 8:00 pm CDT, Thursday, April 25, 2019 FILE - This Nov. 8, 2018, file photo shows Nurse Cassie Lerossignol hugs as coworker as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. The scale of disaster in the Camp Fire was unprecedented, but the scene of people fleeing wildfire was familiar, repeated numerous times over the past three years up and down California from Redding and Paradise to Santa Rosa, Ventura and Malibu. In many of those communities, motorists became stuck in traffic as officials tried to evacuate thousands onto a few roads leading away from the flames. less FILE - This Nov. 8, 2018, file photo shows Nurse Cassie Lerossignol hugs as coworker as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. The scale of disaster in the Camp Fire ... more Photo: Noah Berger, AP … [Read more...] about Many fire-prone California towns don’t plan for evacuations
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“Republic of Thirst” is a three-part series made possible by a generous fellowship from the Robert Novak Foundation. Part I of examined the debate over how California’s scarce water resources should be allocated. Part III will examine whether those resources can be expanded through technological innovations like desalination. Part II examines whether more can be done to store and manage the water that falls naturally on the Golden State.*** The water burst out through the spillway in a constant gush, a mad torrent of white, unstoppable and ferocious. It swept down the smooth concrete — then pounded into the new cracks in the failed spillway, sending a spray hundreds of feet into the air and carving a new chasm in the hillside. Alongside the ruined structure, new channels appeared in the earthen emergency overflow spillway, strewn with rip rack rock that had been dropped by helicopter to keep the hillside from collapsing, to save the cities downstream. … [Read more...] about Republic of Thirst, Part 2: The Sites Reservoir and the Future of Water Storage
opinion Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press Published 2:53 PM EST Dec 20, 2018 Defining Gov. Rick Snyder's legacy while it's still in the making is a tricky business. With less than two weeks left in office, Snyder is set to weigh in on a lot of controversial legislation generated by Michigan's GOP-led lame-duck Legislature. Bills intended to diminish the authority of incoming Democratic lawmakers, protect dark money in political campaigns, weaken environmental regulations and muddy the oversight of Michigan's struggling public schools are in the works or on the governor's desk. Whether Snyder goes along with the worst designs of Republican lawmakers will do a lot to dry the ink on who he really is, who he's been all along: a partisan hack in moderate's clothing, as many on my side of the aisle believe, or the cool-headed, data-driven nerd he sold Michigan voters in 2010 and 2014. I have no idea what Snyder will do, nor do I have any idea how … [Read more...] about Snyder wanted to be judged by results. He probably didn’t mean Flint.
The Carabao Cup may be at the bottom of most managers’ priorities but try telling that to Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea’s starting XI on Wednesday will feature a fair amount of changes but do not mistake that for a lack of desire. Chelsea’s hierarchy see a top-four finish in the Premier League as the major target, meaning Saturday’s game against Leicester, the first of four in the top flight in the space of just 12 days, is the priority for Sarri. However, the Italian made his intentions for this cup competition clear in his first tie three months ago, when he brought Eden Hazard off the bench at Liverpool to get the winner. Much has been said about the playing-style revolution Sarri is undertaking — there has been a lot of progress since his arrival in July and the players appear to be adapting to his demands — but every coach wants to get their hands on major silverware as quickly as possible to prove the new tactics bring rewards. However, despite … [Read more...] about Chelsea taking EFL Cup seriously as Sarri seeks end to 28-year drought
VN wood and furniture firms eye Mexico, Canada Mexico and Canada will be promising markets for Viet Nam’s wood and furniture products when the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) takes effect in early 2019, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Deputy Minister Tran Quoc Khanh said exports to Canada were worth over US$129 million last year and are expected to top $140 million this year. “The CPTPP will open opportunities for products such as wood flooring and bars to Canada because the market will immediately scrap the import tariff of 3.5 per cent when the agreement comes into effect. “Products such as plywood, picture frames, door frames and especially furniture will also have an opportunity because import tariffs of between 6 per cent and 9.5 per cent will be eliminated as soon as the agreement comes into effect. “Wooden handicrafts will also benefit when Canada agrees to abolish the 7 … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 19/12