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Sulunteh No. 2 on ANC Ticket

first_imgCummings (right) and Sulunteh. The Alternative National Congress (ANC) has named Liberia’s former Ambassador to the United States, Canada and Mexico, Jeremiah C. Sulunteh as running mate to the party’s standard bearer, Alexander B. Cummings (nicknamed ABC), barely two months after Sulunteh resigned from the governing Unity Party (UP).Cummings announced Sulunteh as his running mate, shortly after he was formally endorsed as standard bearer by members of the party’s executive committee.The ceremony, which was witnessed by party delegates from Liberia’s 15 counties, was held last Saturday at the Kakata City Hall in Margibi County.Since he crossed over to the ANC last month, Sulunteh has been accompanying Mr. Cummings on his trips across Liberia – the most recent one being to Gbarpolu and Bomi counties where the ANC held primaries that endorsed Cummings as standard bearer.Shortly after the Cummings-Sulunteh ticket was announced, executive committee members of the party described Mr. Cummings’ election as historic, “because of the political trend the ANC has illustrated. It is the first of its kind in the country’s political history for the political leader of a party to be elected standard bearer through a county-by-county primary election,” they asserted.The ANC is one of Liberia’s newest political parties, having gained full-fledged party status in 2013.Cummings said, “The party is dedicated to creating an inclusive government that will work for Liberians at all levels.”Meanwhile, Sulunteh served as senior national vice chairman of the ruling Unity Party that successfully re-elected President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2011. He resigned from the party on February 15.After his endorsement, Sulunteh expressed gratitude to the ANC and Mr. Cummings. “I am honored by my election as Cummings’ vice standard bearer. I believe and trust in Cummings’ leadership capacity and I am also inspired by Mr. Cummings and by his leadership. He is the best alternative Liberia has longed for due primarily to the many challenges the country faces. He is a reformer and achiever. The leadership and dedication of Cummings has inspired me so much, and the structural cohesion at the ANC has impressed me as well,” said Sulunteh.“With me as your pick, send me, because we will both sail Liberia to the destination where our children and children’s children can be proud of,” Sulunteh added.A crowd of Sulunteh supporters, under the banner, “Friends of Jeremiah Sulunteh,” also joined the ANC activities on Saturday.Mr. Sulunteh rose through the ranks of Liberia’s public service from senior commercial aide at the Bong County Agriculture Development Project in 1981, to the position of Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, Mexico and Canada.He has held several cabinet positions, including Minister of Transport, Minister of Labor, Transport and Post and Telecommunications. Following his first appointment as Transport Minister, Sulunteh undertook a project to build an elementary and junior high school in his hometown of Gboimu.In addition, Mr. Sulunteh taught Economic Development at the Cuttington University Graduate School, his alma mater, and Public Finance Administration at the University of Liberia. He and his wife, Kabeh, are blessed with three children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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PCC Mayor Inducted President of Association of Mayors of Liberia

first_imgMayor Gibson “we will work with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-A)”Paynesville City Mayor Cyvette M. Gibson was yesterday inducted as president of the Association of Mayors and Local Government Authorities of Liberia (AMLOGAL) at a program held at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia.Her 10-person administration will steer the affairs of AMLOGAL for the next two years. Madam Gibson said AMLOGAL will function to embrace all local authorities to build their capacities to become part of the government’s decentralization program.She said soliciting support from stakeholders and partners will be “our key strategy towards achieving this goal.”“In this regard, we will work with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-A) to put in place a full-fledged secretariat in six months, including hiring a robust, dedicated, and effective administrator with strong implementation skills to lead the secretariat,” she said.The secretariat will begin the implementation of “our five-year medium-term strategic plan under our leadership. During the same period, we will strive to obtain a Legislative Charter for AMLOGAL to enable it to have the appropriate status deserving of such an organization in the eyes of the Liberian society and the international community,” said Gibson.She said her leadership will engage the MIA to initiate the drafting of an act to be submitted to the Legislature.Mayor Gibson called on the MIA, UCLG-A and Cities Alliance to organize a one-week team building and resource mobilization training workshop for quick impact skills development and capacity building of the twenty city mayors who are the nucleus of AMLOGAL.“I assure our partners that the burden of financing this organization will not be your obligation. The first line of funding for AMLOGAL will be a one percent assessment of our individual city budgets which will be contributed as the annual membership dues,” Madam Gibson said.The secretary general of the UCLG-A Secretariat, Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, pledged the organization’s support to the Liberian chapter.“I want to thank you for your clear vision, objectives and core values as mayors, who have led the formation of this body. I urge you to push your government to sign and ratify the Local Government Chapter. Since 2014, your government has yet to sign or ratify that agreement,” he noted.In remarks, the senior urban specialist of Cities Alliance, Mr. Omar Siddique, promised his organization’s commitment to providing financial support to the new AMLOGAL leadership.He disclosed that Liberia has become the 41st country in Africa to organize the local government association, stressing that this will further promote development at the local level.MIA’s Deputy Minister for Urban Affairs, Mr. Stephen Y. Neufville, said AMLOGAL will be a catalyst bringing many development benefits to Liberia as it paves the way for knowledge sharing among sister cities.Among the visitors at the occasion were Vice President Joseph Boakai, House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay, Speaker, Pro Tempore Armah Z. Jallah, Internal Affairs Minister Henrique Tokpa, Deputy Minister at MIA Stephen Neufville, and GSA director general Mary T. Broh.Others were Mr. Ngouelondele, Acting President of African Mayors & local Authorities/Mayor of Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Parks Tau, World President of Mayors & Local gvt Assoc, Republic of SA, Clare Short, Chair of Cities Alliance Mgmt Board and Mr. Farid Zarif, SRSG.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Site C construction reaches one-year milestone

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It’s official: the Site C Dam has officially been under construction for one year.According to a press release from the provincial government this morning, the 365-day milestone was reached last week. The release from both the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Energy and Mines says that major progress has been made on the $8.8 billion megaproject, adding that the dam project is both on-schedule and on-budget.Premier Christy Clark says this is a project that will benefit for years.“Site C will provide British Columbia with a generational opportunity to secure a reliable source of clean, renewable and affordable electricity for the future, the construction of Site C is also providing economic benefits today — employing more than 1,000 B.C. workers, offering skills training opportunities for young workers, and providing opportunities for businesses of all sizes.”- Advertisement -The dam will provide the capacity to generate 1,100 megawatts of electricity, producing roughly 5,100 gigawatt hours of energy each year.The latest employment numbers for the Site C project show that there were a total of 1,547 workers on the Site C project in May 2016, with 1,223 workers from British Columbia (79%).Advertisement MLA Mike Bernier says this is a project that is helping those while we are experiencing the economic downturn.“In the northeast, the slowdown in the natural resource sector has been significant and the construction of Site C is providing employment and business opportunities at a time when it is really needed.”Some other facts:Over 900 hectares of land has been cleared as part of site preparation work.To date, BC Hydro has signed contracts and made financial commitments of more than $4 billion.Approximately 2.5 million cubic metres of material has been excavated and relocated on the north bank of the dam site.last_img read more

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Who will replace injured Yaya Toure? Predicted Man City XI for Real Madrid clash

first_img 11 20. Eliaquim Mangala (centre back) 21. David Silva (left forward) 11 11 11 1. Joe Hart (goalkeeper) – Click the arrow, right, to see the full City predicted XI in squad number order 25. Fernandinho (centre midfield) 11 Manchester City welcome ten-time Champions League winners Real Madrid to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night in what is one of the biggest games in the club’s history.The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo – who already has 16 goals in this season’s competition – and Gareth Bale will be looking to emulate their 2014 effort when they last lifted the trophy.The clubs have only played twice in their history – back in the 2012/13 season when they were drawn in the same group.City managed a 1-1 draw at home that time around before falling 3-2 after a 90th minute winner from Ronaldo.But if City can keep the Portuguese quiet this time around, they will fancy their chances of picking up a positive result.Yaya Toure is out of the first leg with a thigh injury, but has been given an outside chance of making the return leg at the Bernabeu by manager Manuel Pellegrini.In more positive news for City fans, Vincent Kompany insisted he is 100 per cent fit despite only playing 20 times this season after repeated calf injuries.Click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted City XI to face Los Blancos. 10. Sergio Aguero (centre forward) 11 11. Aleksandar Kolarov (left back) 11 15. Jesus Navas (right wing) 11 17. Kevin De Bruyne (attacking midfield) 11 11 11 6. Fernando (centre midfield) 4. Vincent Kompany (centre back) 5. Pablo Zabaleta (right back) last_img read more

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Insider Trading: Kante to Chelsea latest, Arsenal’s striker search and MORE!

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Leicester may have managed to keep hold of Jamie Vardy this summer, but they seem to have lost the fight for N’Golo Kante, with the midfield general set to leave the Premier League champions to join Chelsea.The French international is thought to be on the verge of completing a £29million move and signing a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.Our man in the know also provides an update with Arsenal’s striker search, with the Gunners set to miss out on Gonzalo Higuain, who is on the verge of a move to Juventus.Arsene Wenger has long been linked with a move for the Napoli man, but his £78m release clause has been a stumbling block and Juventus are happy to trigger a big-money deal for the 36-goal frontman.There’s also more exciting news from the window’s surprise package Middlesbrough, who are set to announce the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic.At this and more in the latest Insider Trading transfer round-up – Listen above!Here are some of the latest transfer rumours from talkSPORT.com:Exclusive – Harry Redknapp reveals meeting with Dan Ashworth as FA search for new England bossChelsea FC transfer report: Blues agree £29m deal for Leicester midfielder N’Golo KanteClaudio Ranieri hoping N’Golo Kante stays at Leicester but says midfielder can leave if he is unhappyHuge Hammers boost! France sensation Dimitri Payet says he is ‘100 per cent staying at West Ham’Middlesbrough to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic in a deal worth up to £9mManchester United transfer news: Paul Pogba latest and why world record move could cost ArsenalNewcastle United transfer report: Magpies yet to receive any formal bids for star duo Moussa Sissoko and Georginio WijnaldumThe biggest done deals in Europe you may have missed from last weekMancini offers a little too much info when asked about Icardi’s futurelast_img read more

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Workers get $637,000 in overdue pay

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Attorney Cynthia Dersh Schein, who represented the Davids, said all the nursing homes were owned and managed by separate companies, although in each company the Davids hold ownership interests. Nursing-home managers did not know when employees were working at other facilities that shared ownership, she said. She said state labor laws differ from federal laws on requiring overtime pay for work done at separate companies with shared ownership. “It was a totally innocent situation,” she said. “It’s not intentional.” Labor officials said the firm worked with the department to resolve the issues identified in the investigation and confirmed that measures are now in place to ensure that all hours worked by employees at multiple facilities are combined for overtime pay. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com LANCASTER – Twenty-five employees at two Lancaster nursing homes will share $79,000 in back pay ordered by a U.S. Department of Labor investigation into overtime pay. Federal officials said the homes were among 13 in Southern California, owned jointly by Emmanuel and Ofelia David, that did not pay overtime when employees split their time between two or more facilities to work more than 40 hours a week. “The workers in this case were not getting their full pay, and I am glad that we were able to recover $637,000 in back wages for them,” U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao said in an announcement by her department. In all, 212 workers received back pay last month totaling $637,000 for work performed between December 2002 and July 2005 at the 13 facilities, the Labor Department said. The facilities were located from Riverside County to Los Angeles, and included Antelope Valley Healthcare and the neighboring Antelope Valley Care Center on 15th Street West in Lancaster. 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

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IT’S A SELL-OUT! SCRAMBLE ON FOR 18,000 TICKETS FOR DONEGAL’S SHOWDOWN WITH TYRONE – AND HOTEL ROOMS!

first_imgTHE DONEGAL County Board’s success in staging the Ulster Championship clash with Tyrone in Ballybofey is expected to pay rich dividends – all 18,000 tickets are expected to sell out.The Board are already discussing how they deal with a frenzied rush on tickets for the clash.But for the player it’s a rich reward for all their hard work. Mark McHugh reflected the feelings of all the players on the Ulster Council’s decision to refuse Tyrone’s bid to switch the match to their own back yard in Clones.“We are delighted, it’s a big lift to us. It is something we have been pushing for since we first heard the draw,” said Mark“We felt we deserved the game to be in Ballybofey, us being All-Ireland champions, so we are delighted.“Championship training starts next Tuesday and we’ll be fully focused on it and everything we do from now will be concentrating on Tyrone. “I think we half expected it maybe to go to Clones. The majority of people seemed to think Ballybofey was too small. But I think Ballybofey will hold 18,000 now so there will be a great atmosphere on the day.“The last number of years we have been away from home in the preliminary round. So it is good to get back to Ballybofey. For the local people of Donegal, it will bring a bit of a boost to the economy. There is going to be a lot of hype building up to it.”Certainly local businesses are delighted.A spokesman for Jackson’s Hotel told us: “There’s already quite a few enquiries about rooms that weekend. It’s great for the town and it’s great for Donegal.”It is the same at the Villa Rose where only a handful of rooms are left for the last weekend in May. Throw-in is currently 4pm on May 26 – subject to change by TV companies, with both BBC and RTE wanting to cover the match.IT’S A SELL-OUT! SCRAMBLE ON FOR 18,000 TICKETS FOR DONEGAL’S SHOWDOWN WITH TYRONE – AND HOTEL ROOMS! was last modified: March 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:000 TICKETS FOR DONEGAL’S SHOWDOWN WITH TYRONE – AND HOTEL ROOMS!IT’S A SELL-OUT! SCRAMBLE ON FOR 18Jackson’s Hotellast_img read more

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‘WE NEED INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO GOSC’ – DOHERTY

first_imgPearse Doherty TDSinn Fein Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has strongly criticised the Government’s plan for an inquiry into the GSOC controversy but said it is not too late for it to establish one that is truly independent.The Donegal South-West TD made the comments while speaking in the Dáil tonight during the debate on a Sinn Féin PMB motion calling for a fully independent inquiry into the matter.Deputy Doherty said: “Every TD and political party should be screaming for a full and independent investigation into this incident.“The government’s plan smacks of a desperate attempt at damage limitation and does and will not address the concerns of the public.“It was wrong of Minister Shatter to try to turn this incident on its head and put GSOC in the dock. Entrusting the Minister to set the terms of reference means that the enquiry will do nothing to restore public confidence.“This crisis could be an opportunity to make a break from past bad habits and to move our society and police force into a more modern transparent era. Instead the conservative instinct of this government has won out and no questions are to be asked without prior approval. “It is not too late for this government to bring about a truly independent enquiry that will be about getting to the truth and not about getting over this weeks’ political crisis for them. The public are not going to settle for a cop-out- they demand an independent inquiry into the affair.Deputy Doherty also argued strongly for increased powers for GSOC stating:“The GSOC was established following the Morris tribunal in my home county of Donegal. This is the context in which the Garda Síochána Act, the GSOC and the Garda Síochána Inspectorate were introduced.“Sinn Fein argued very strongly that the GSOC did not have the requisite powers to do its job. GSOC must have oversight of the Commissioner and access to the PULSE system.” ‘WE NEED INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO GOSC’ – DOHERTY was last modified: February 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GOSCinquiryPearse Dohertylast_img read more

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TWIN TOWNS BOXER DONNA SCOOPS GOLD IN INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgTwin Towns boxer Donna Barr has won an Irish Intermediate boxing championships in the National Stadium Dublin.Donna after she won her Intermediate titleDonna, who boxes at 50kg, defeated K. McCarthy of Golden Cobra B.C. Dublin by unanimous decision. The scores outpointed her opponent 40-36, 40-36, 39-37.She dominated all four rounds by working on the back foot and landing clean singular lefts and rights and every time her opponent came forward she picked her off. This is Donna’s third Irish National title for the Twin Towns Boxing Club.Her club mate Paul Kelly was also in action on Saturday in the semi-finals boxing at middle weight where he also won.He now boxes in the finals next Friday night in the National Stadium with the championships being televised live on TG4 next Friday night.TWIN TOWNS BOXER DONNA SCOOPS GOLD IN INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: November 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boxingdonegalDonna BarrTown Townslast_img read more

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Man dragged partner along ground of local shopping centre

first_imgA Letterkenny man who dragged his partner along the ground in a local shopping centre in front of children has escaped with a warning.John Joyce pleaded guilty to the charge before Judge Paul Kelly arising from an incident at Letterkenny Shopping Centre on March 15. Sgt Jim Collins Letterkenny District Court that gardai received reports of a male “roaring and shouting abuse” shortly after 6pm.He said that the defendant was dragging the female along the ground and was shouting obscenities.He added that there were a number of people present while this was happening, including young children.The court also heard that Joyce did not appear to be under the influence of any substance or alcohol. He said that the female did not wish to give a statement.Barrister, Ms Laura Byrne, representing the defendant, told the court that her client was aged eighteen and wished to apologise to the gardai, the security staff and patrons of Letterkenny Shopping Centre.She added: “This should never have happened. He went down the wrong path and has no excuse for his behaviour. He has indicated his remorse and pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.”Ms Byrne also told the court that Joyce had just become a father and has a one-month-old baby and “wants to be a good parent”.Judge Kelly asked if the young woman involved in the shopping centre incident was the mother of the defendant’s baby and he was told that she was.“This is not the sort of example you want to be setting for your child,” Judge Kelly told the defendant.He concluded by giving the defendant the benefit of the Probation Act, meaning a conviction will not be recorded against him and stated: “Hopefully he’s as good as his word”.Man dragged partner along ground of local shopping centre was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdragJohn Joyceletterkennypartnerlast_img read more

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DeMarcus Cousins active for Game 1 but how much might he play?

first_imgTORONTO — After initially anticipating that DeMarcus Cousins would miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs because of a torn left quadricep muscle, he will be active for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Does Warriors coach Steve Kerr know how much Cousins will play, though?“Yeah I do,” Kerr said following morning shootaround on Thursday. “But I’m not going to tell you.”Cousins completed three scrimmages in the past week after receiving clearance to begin …last_img read more

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Rescued lions find home in South Africa

first_img3 May 2016Iron, Zeus, and Rapunzel are part of the group of rescued lions that arrived in South Africa on 1 May. They are three of the 33 big cats saved by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from circuses in Peru and Columbia and rehomed at the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Limpopo.Iron’s release into the enclosure is the fairy-tale ending for 33 mistreated circus lions.“Iron is one of the Colombian 9, the first animals to be handed over after the country’s wild animal circus ban was passed,” wrote ADI on its Facebook page. “With his cage mate Ojiclaro, Iron was a pitiful sight, the years of suffering clearly visible on his face.”Iron is the first to be released! He’s enjoying a satisfying rub against a tree! #33lions https://t.co/saoaOdVjMh pic.twitter.com/nd0gAVkskv— ADI (@AnimalDefenders) May 1, 2016Hear the lions roar at the airport, as they are transported to the sanctuary:According to the ADI, this is the largest transfer of lions, a process which started 18 months ago. The cost per cat per transfer was $10 000 (approximately R142 000).Care neededThe animals are no longer able to function in the wild, and will need to be taken care of.“Almost all of the rescued lions have been mutilated to remove their claws, one has lost an eye, another is almost blind, and many have smashed and broken teeth so would not survive in the wild,” ADI said in a statement.Their new South African home is a large natural enclosures containing drinking pools, platforms and toys.“The lion habitats will be steadily expanded over the coming months as the lions become familiar with their new life and are introduced to each other.”ADI president, Jan Creamer, said this is the first time the animals are in their natural habitat. “It’s the best environment for them.They have been beaten, they have been starved, and they have been deprived of everything that makes life worth living for a lion. We have brought them back to paradise, where they belong.” South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

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What Is the Building Code?

first_imgBuilding Codes were established a long time ago as a way to ensure a minimum level of safety and sanitation. Plumbing codes keep our houses sanitary. Electrical codes reduce the risk of accidental electrocution and our homes from burning down. General building codes help stop the spread of fire if they do burn, but they also dictate structural stability based on natural calamities such as hurricanes, earthquakes, wind, flooding or temperature conditions as well as man-made events such as fires. It also mitigates slow degradation that can lead to structural catastrophes, like rotting beams or deck ledgers — it seems like every year we hear about a second or third-story deck collapse.Perhaps the most important part of the safety and sanitation mission is dictating a minimum standard without unintentionally creating un-affordability. If no one can afford to buy a home, it doesn’t matter how safe or sanitary it is built.The International Code Council (ICC) publishes the International Building Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code. These codes are the typical reference documents for a new commercial building. The ICC also publishes the International Residential Code (IRC) that is normally the reference document for new homes. The IRC includes architectural, structural, energy efficiency, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical provisions all in one book, but for new construction. The International Property Maintenance Code sets out the minimum code requirements for existing buildings. This code establishes those conditions that are regarded as unsafe and allows an inspector to order repairs necessary to mitigate the unsafe condition. The International Energy Conservation Code goes farther than the IRC in energy efficiency measures and is more commonly used for commercial buildings.Uniformity and consistency across the nationBuilding Codes have been historically regulated at the local or state level in all 50 states. The need for more consistency has lead to model codes across large regions of the country. The result in the early twentieth century was three separate major codes developed by different associations — the Uniform Building Code (ICBO), the Southern Building Code (SBCCI), the BOCA Basic Building Code (BOCA) and the One and Two Family Dwelling Code (CABO). While this was an improvement, it still was cumbersome for the builders, architects or engineers working in more than one jurisdiction.Worse, the different standards meant that various parts of the United States had higher or lower standards for safety, sanitation and health. However, with the advent of the IRC in 2000, this improved dramatically. The IRC, now in its 4th edition, is adopted in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Now the country is more consistent in building code enforcement that ever before. While the model codes help establish uniformity across the continent, each jurisdiction amends the code to reflect local tradition, custom, or circumstances. Because of this, building codes still sometimes conflict across city, county or state boundaries. Over time, these boundary disputes will become fewer, but thanks to the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, they will always be present. Because of state autonomy guaranteed by the 10th amendment, there will never be a federally enforced building code across all 50 states. Hopefully, there will be more consistency as more states decrease local amendments.last_img read more

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ROSS STREET FIRE RULED ARSON

first_imgAUTHORITIES HAVE CONFIRMED THAT A HOUSE FIRE AT 417 ROSS STREET EARLY LAST TUESDAY WAS DELIBERATELY SET.SIOUX CITY FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE INCIDENT IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AS A CRIMINAL ACT.THE TWO-STORY, SINGLE FAMILY HOME WAS VACANT AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE.ALL THAT WAS INSIDE WERE SOME TOOLS, AS THE OWNERS WERE IN THE PROCESS OF FIXING UP THE RENTAL PROPERTY.THE HOME HAS BEEN RED-TAGGED BY CITY OFFICIALS.NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE YET REGARDING THIS CASE.ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THE FIRE ARE ASKED TO CONTACT THE SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 279-6440.last_img read more

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