Press release: BEIS Secretary of State appoints new chair to the Committee for Radioactive Waste Management
Sir Nigel has been appointed from 2 July 2018 for a term of 4 years.The appointment has been approved by the devolved administrations.The ministers and Secretary of State expressed their thanks to the previous Chair, Laurence Williams, and interim chair, Campbell Gemmell for their services.Sir Nigel ThriftUntil last year, Sir Nigel was the Executive Director of Schwarzman Scholars. He is one of the world’s leading human geographers and previously served as Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Warwick and as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Oxford.Information on CoRWM CoRWM provides independent scrutiny and advice to UK government and devolved administration ministers on the long-term management of radioactive waste, including storage and disposal. The committee’s primary task is to provide independent scrutiny on the UK government’s and Radioactive Waste Management Ltd’s (RWM’s) high profile programme to deliver geological disposal, together with interim storage, for higher activity wastes.CoRWM is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by BEIS.
“We find ourselves veering off the topic at the time that people need our focus,” the House Speaker said. “This has to stop. This has to be resolved. The more I say na wag muna nating pag-usapan, the more na pinaguusapan.” ABS-CBN sought for a TRO on NTC’s order as they allegedly committed grave abused of discretion when it issued a cease and desist order instead of a provisional authority to operate. “I really believe that we can temporarily set aside that which divides us and has divided us for a long time because we are talking about survival. We are talking about people’s lives and people’s livelihood,” he added. “Arguing the fate and future of a private corporation, no matter how influential, cannot be weighed against the welfare of the nation and the well-being of the people,” Cayetano said. The House’s decision to start tackling the network’s franchise renewal came on the same day the Supreme Court decided not issue a temporary restraining order on the cease and desist order issued by National Telecommunications Commission against the network. MANILA – Instead of deliberating over the provisional franchise for ABS-CBN Corp. that will last until the end of October, the House of Representatives will begin tacking the bills for the network’s 25-year franchise renewal. SC spokesperson Keith Brian Hosaka said justices have tasked the NTC to submit its comment in 10 days on the petition for ABS-CBN to get back on air with the network responding after five days. House of Representatives and the Senate were also told by the High Court justices to comment within 10 days on ABS-CBN’s petition. The NTC told the Senate and House Franchise committee under oath last March that it will provide the network with provisional franchise while its franchise renewal bid is pending at the Congress. The proposed provisional franchise was passed on first and second reading on the same day last week, but the House opted to reopen the period of debates and amendments Monday to avoid possible legal questions. Cayetano said the bills for the ABS-CBN franchise renewal will be tackled by the House Committee on Legislative Franchises, which should “immediately and continuously hold hearings until everyone is heard.” House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said the Lower House decided to abandon his proposed provisional franchise due to all this divisiveness and after consulting with the members of the House, the political parties, and the regional groups. The NTC instead issued a cease and desist order on May 5, a day after its 25-year franchise expired, forcing ABS-CBN to shut down its network’s operations./PN
Sumner Newscow report â€“ Wellington is soon to be the top destination for shopaholics from across the area.The New and Vintage Treasure Show returns on Saturday, Oct. 24 with its first ever holiday market. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Park and in Memorial Auditorium , 208 N. Washington.â€œWhen we were planning our June market, we had vendors asking us for dates for our holiday show,â€ said Tawnya Ybarra, New and Vintage Holiday Market Co-Hostess, â€œthat made our decision to have another show very easy.â€In June, Ybarra and her New and Vintage partner Jessica Seeliger â€“ both stay at home moms who also owned home-based businesses — Â hosted their first market based on lessons learned while participating in other shows.â€œWe wanted a good mix of re-purposers, artist, crafters, clothing vendors and direct sales, something for everyone,â€ Seeliger said.This show is building on those ideas.â€œWe really tried to have a festival vibe at our June show and focus on a family atmosphere,â€ Ybarra said. â€œBut this time, we are focusing on women, women who want to celebrate the best things about fall â€“ decorating their homes for the upcoming holidays, buying gifts for those on their Christmas list and maybe even a little something from themselves too.â€â€œWe have kind of changed our approach to taking on new vendors also,â€ Seeliger added. â€œWe are not taking on any new direct sales representatives this time. We are happy to welcome back those that are asking to return from our past show, but when it came to new vendors, we wanted to focus more on crafters, junkers, and unique one-of-a-kind businesses.â€The New and Vintage Holiday Market is about at capacity with more than 70 vendors, many of those with large set ups taking on more than one booth. Â And the list of vendors asking about a Spring show is even longer. The pair say as much as they would like to have a date for their next show set before Saturdayâ€™s show, that is proving to be a problem.â€œWe have already out grown Memorial and the park!â€ Ybarra said. â€œWe have been searching for a larger venue and hope to have a place secured for those a spring and next yearâ€™s holiday show in the next couple weeks.â€You will be able to find everything from clothing to crafts, metal art to make-up, art to holiday dÃ©cor at the Oct. 24 show. You can even get a chair massage, have lunch, a cup of coffee and a sweet treat for dessertÂ at the Oct. 24 show. Confirmed vendors as of Oct. 14 are:ArbonneArts of African TreeAll the Queen’s StitchesBeauty by KalynaBoutique at the Busy BeeBrass N BlingBre’s Soap BoxCK BoutiqueDesigns by KatinaDoterra Essential OilsEmbellished by Amy OlsenEmbellishments by CherylFlour Pot BakeryFour Eyed Lizard CreationsGold Canyon CandlesHeartland Decor and GiftsHoppin’ ThreadsItWorksJamberry NailsJust JewelryJust So JunkyKid’s Corner (Sumner County Moms)Kimberly Noel CosmeticsKosmetic KrazeLaRu DesignsLB Country LightingLove to CraftMary’s CeramicsMarten’s AntiquesMellie’s CreationsMetal Art and MoreMom and MeMy Cute Girls BoutiqueNew Life TreasuresNo. 7 Coffee HouseNorwexOrigami OwlPerfectly PoshPink Turkey BoutiquePink ZebraPlanet Yam’sPopcorn BlessingsPure RomancePurple Rose KreationsRohrer Custom FabricationSanctuary MassageSapphire’s BoutiqueSawhorse Salvage CreationsSimply AromaSkirtseySmall Town BellaSnappy ChicksScentsyT.D.’s BBQThe Gettin’ PlaceThe Rustic ShopThe Tarnished TulipThe Woods ShopThirty-OneTupperwareUsborne Books n MoreWellington Humane Society
Facebook346Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeWashington recreational razor clam harvest opener for the first portion of April will proceed. Below are the opening dates, time of the evening low tides and the beaches that are included:April 3, Sunday, 4:13 p.m.; 0.5 feet; Long BeachApril 4, Monday, 5:04 p.m.; 0.1 feet; Long BeachApril 5, Tuesday, 5:51 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Long BeachApril 6, Wednesday, 6:36 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Long BeachApril 7, Thursday, 7:07 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Copalis, MocrocksApril 8, Friday, 7:54 a.m.; -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Copalis, MocrocksApril 9, Saturday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Long Beach, CopalisApril 10, Sunday, 9:32 a.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, MocrocksApril 11, Monday, 10:23 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Long BeachApril 12, Tuesday, 11:19 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Long BeachPlease note: For the weekend of April 9 and 10, Copalis ONLY is open on Saturday and Mocrocks ONLY is open on Sunday. Tribal diggers will be harvesting on the days these beaches are not open – so please be sure you are on the right beach each day!Copalis extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, including Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.Mocrocks extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Pacific Beach and Moclips.Long Beach extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point and Seaview, Cranberry, Klipsan , Ocean Park and Oysterville area.Diggers on the northern portions of Long Beach must stay out of the upland portions of the beach clearly marked with a long line of white PC poles and signs. These areas are critical nesting areas for snowy plovers. Having diggers (and their dogs) stay out of these areas are important to help us protect these birds. Please see the attached flyer for more details.Twin Harbors Beach remains closed. This area extends from Willapa Bay to the Grays Harbor South Jetty. Toxin levels at Twin Harbors Beach remain above the threshold (20 parts per million) set by public health officials. Razor clams at Twin Harbors had the highest levels of domoic acid during the peak of the harmful algae bloom in 2015, as a result it is taking longer for clams there to rid themselves of the toxin.A description of each beach and a map can be found here.For details visit us online.