ARCATA >> Fireworks were going off at the Arcata Ball Park win or lose Friday night.The Humboldt Crabs just decided to get things going a couple of hours before the regularly scheduled activities were set to go off.On the back of home runs by Ryan Reynolds and James Outman, the Crabs offense got back to doing what it does best — hit the ball all over the yard. And with the two-run shots by Reynolds and Outman, Humboldt set a new single-season home run record in a 9-4 win over the Rally …
10 December 2014A new system aimed at improving the competitiveness of South Africa’s mining sector came into effect on Monday, 8 December, the departments of Mineral Resources and Environmental Affairs said in a joint statement on Tuesday.The One Environmental System is aimed at streamlining licensing processes for mining, environmental authorisations and water use.It represents the “government’s commitment to improve the ease of doing business and further enhance South Africa’s global competitiveness as a mining investment jurisdiction,” the statement said.Under the system, the minister of mineral resources will be responsible for issuing environmental authorisations and waste management licences for mining and related activities.Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will be the appeal authority for these authorisations.The National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act, known as Nemla 3, is part of a suite of Acts that form the One Environmental System.While passed in September, it was only implemented from 8 December to ensure all complementary legislation, including certain sections of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Act (MPRDA), were in place.Permits will now be issued simultaneously by environmental affairs, mineral resources and water and sanitation within a fixed time frame – a maximum of 300 days.If a decision is appealed, an additional 90 days will be granted to finalise the process.“Until all the legislative amendments have been effected to formalise these timeframes, the timeframes stipulated in [the he National Environmental Management Act] Nema will be applicable,” the statement said.Until the regulations regarding residue stockpiles and residue deposits as well as the financial provision for rehabilitation regulations are finalised, the MPRDA regulations remain in force.Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi can now appoint mineral resource inspectors, who will have the same powers as environmental management inspectors to enforce the provisions of the National Environmental Management Act.The system was first announced by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation address in February.SAinfo reporter
By: Bari Sobelson, LMFTPixabay[Baby Father Hug by Froot, November 21, 2017, CC0]When people think of child abuse and neglect, they often picture a physically and/or psychologically injured child. What they may not immediately picture is that same child as an adult with risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death. What do these have in common? As the number of Adverse Childhood Experiences increases, so does the risk for the potential adult outcomes.On August 17 at 11 am Eastern, Dr. Melissa Merrick from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be providing a 90-minute webinar on the ACE Study and what it teaches us about maximizing health and well-being. Not only are we offering beneficial and important information, we will also be offering 1.5 CEUs for those licensed mental health professionals (Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Family Therapists) seeking credits.If you are interested in learning more about the ACE Study, you can find information and resources at www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/index.html.We look forward to seeing you at the webinar!
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Anil Kumble has described his side’s nine-wicket crushing of underdogs Guyana in their opening Champions League Twenty20 match here as a “perfect game” with his players coming up with an all-round show.”It was a perfect game. We came up with an all-round show. The bowlers did a great job to restrict Guyana to 103 and then the batsmen finished off the match in style. It is good feeling that we have started the tournament with a win,” Kumble said after RCB’s nine-wicket victory.He said once the Guyana top-order, including captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, were out cheaply, his players knew they had a chance to restrict the opposition to a small total.”The first couple of overs were critical. Once Sarwan was out cheaply, the pressure was on them. When we chased the thought was always there to end the match fast (to boost the net run-rate], but you needed solid platform too. Rahul and Kallis did just that for Robin to be able to tee off,” he said.”The players got enough time at the middle and I am hoping that we would do well in the coming matches,” he added.Guyana captain Ramnaresh Sarwan admitted that once his side put up just 100-odd runs they knew it won’t be enough against a star-studded RCB side.”We did not put enough runs on the board. We lost early wickets and that put the pressure on us. There was not just enough runs to defend,” he said.advertisement”But majority of the players have never played in these conditions, and it is a learning experience. But we really need to learn fast,” he added.Man of the Match Jacques Kallis was happy that he could play a big role in his side’s win after coming off from an injury.”I am coming back from a back injury, so I couldn’t put too much work in the lead-up to the tournament. I am happy with my performance,” he said.”The team has got fantastic preparation in lead-up to the tournament. Credit should go to coach Ray (Jennings). We got good nets, good net bowlers.