Village people – Village Under Forest http://villageunderforest.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:14:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://villageunderforest.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T171231.357-150x150.png Village people – Village Under Forest http://villageunderforest.com/ 32 32 Opinion: Village Matters – Laguna Beach Local News https://villageunderforest.com/opinion-village-matters-laguna-beach-local-news/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:14:09 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/opinion-village-matters-laguna-beach-local-news/ The truth of the matter For years, I and other members of the South Laguna Civic Association Historical Committee have been working on a book about the history of South Laguna. This is especially difficult because the government records prior to the 1987 Laguna Beach annexation represent only a small portion of the Orange County […]]]>

The truth of the matter

For years, I and other members of the South Laguna Civic Association Historical Committee have been working on a book about the history of South Laguna. This is especially difficult because the government records prior to the 1987 Laguna Beach annexation represent only a small portion of the Orange County records. To complicate matters further, prior to 1889 when Orange County was established, our area was in Los Angeles County. We have the map of farms compiled and drawn by Beryl Wilson Viebeck documenting early land holdings after 1870. Earlier historical work is limited in scope—Joe Thurstons Laguna Beach of Early Days” focuses on homesteading in Aliso Canyon, and Karen Wilson Turnbulls History of Three Arch Bay” features this community, which is only 20% of South Laguna.

So we had a challenge: to reconstruct South Lagunas story from the only documents we could find, mainly the microfilm copies of old newspapers from the Laguna Beach Library. The volunteers went through them, looking at a list of names of personalities and places that we had pieced together and making copies of the relevant pages. (Even now, these microfilmed Laguna Beach records are not searchable by computer.) I have compiled them by year and summarized the information. Then a real historian told me, Newspapers are considered secondary sources. Why? Sometimes their interpretation of primary sources is incomplete or even wrong. The stories are nott checked like they might be for a history book. Even if the article publishes a correction, the likelihood that we will find the correction with our method and correlate it with a previous story is minimal.

How do errors creep in? Just last week, the Register article about saving the historic Laguna Beach lifeguard tower mentions Fred Griggs” who designed the modern rescue tower that was rejected in the early 1970s. Fred Briggs” was the architect – it was just a typo – but it could be forever. With the internet, mistakes can go on forever.

When I searched the Internet for Fred Briggs in connection with the tower, several entries indicated that he designed the current historic tower. False, the tower dates from the 1930s or earlier and was moved from a petrol station across the coast road in 1937, according to detailed research by Jane Janz. Maybe Briggs worked on remodeling the interior of the tower, but he didn’t design it. Getting to the bottom of all these details and ensuring accuracy is a time-consuming challenge.

Sometimes the more we looked, it seemed we uncovered more mysteries than answers. The farmer for the central part of South Laguna, from Camel Point to Three Arch Bay, was Leon W. (Lee) Goff. He sold his 153-acre farm for $13,000 in August 1888 to three Illinois men. A little over a month later he died aged 38, leaving his wife Nettie and four children. There is an impressive tombstone in Santa Anas Fairview Cemetery, causing us only to guess at the emotions that must have played into his erection. What caused his death? I ordered a copy of his death certificate from the Los Angeles County Archives – it’s an incomplete story that I’m dying to tell.

LeeFranklin’s brotherThe 136-acre farm was north of Aliso Creek. Thurston says Franklin sold his property around the same time Lee sold his to a syndicate that planned a resort where the Montage now stands. The development was to be named Santa Catalina on the Main” and was to be accessible from a train that was to travel up the Aliso Canyon. In her History of Laguna Beach, Josephine Yoch says the sale was to Raymond Whitcomb, a major Eastern travel agency. But Los Angeles County records in Norwalk revealed no sale by Frank Goff of that farm. A sales contract that has never been consummated? Everything fell of course, the railroad was never built and the housing boom collapsed. The history of the resort projectthe abandonment told in the logs years later implicated another company altogether. Another mystery.

Small-town self-censorship also comes into play. What no one wants to say does notis not written”, even if itit is true. Information about the character and qualities of people who influenced our city is rarely documented. What were these important characters in our history really like?

Issues raised by local traditions need to be explored. Maurie Beaumont on Sea Cliff Drive said her house once belonged to Charlie Chaplin who partied there with Douglas Fairbanks and Hollywood friends. He said the house was originally built on the land below, but when Charlie and his wife Lita Gray divorced and she and her mother got that land, he had the house moved with horses. and sleds to the property he still owned, leaving him empty space. parcel. What a colorful story. I read Chaplins biography, books written by his wife—nowhere was there a mention of his even being in Laguna. No title documentation either.

But just because we don’tI can’t find something he can’t findI do not think sois not there somewhere. The more we watch and the more we learn, the more fascinating our community becomes, even if the truth is elusive.

Ann is a landscape architect and former mayor of Laguna Beach. She is also a longtime member of the board of directors of Village Laguna, Inc.

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BBB and Illinois AG warn of sites managed by Center for COVID Control https://villageunderforest.com/bbb-and-illinois-ag-warn-of-sites-managed-by-center-for-covid-control/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 01:34:58 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/bbb-and-illinois-ag-warn-of-sites-managed-by-center-for-covid-control/ “People are turning to pop-up sites,” BBB spokesperson Sarah Wetzel said. “When you go to these sites, you want to believe they are legitimate.” ST. LOUIS – As we approach the pandemic, cases of COVID are on the rise, the availability of test kits is on the decline, and Better Business Bureau spokesperson Sarah Wetzel […]]]>

People are turning to pop-up sites,” BBB spokesperson Sarah Wetzel said. “When you go to these sites, you want to believe they are legitimate.”

ST. LOUIS – As we approach the pandemic, cases of COVID are on the rise, the availability of test kits is on the decline, and Better Business Bureau spokesperson Sarah Wetzel said it was attracting the attention of some. bad actors.

“Unfortunately, we’re in a place where home tests are so hard to come by that you can’t go to a local pharmacy and get them anymore,” she said. “People are turning to pop-up sites. When you go to these sites, you want to believe that they are legitimate.

The Illinois Attorney General’s office has received several complaints against a company called the Center for COVID Control, to which the BBB has assigned an F.

“I see a lot of negative reviews on people who don’t get their test results,” Wetzel said. “It’s worrying.”

5 On Your Side reporter Holden Kurwicki stopped by the Central West End test site to take a look at how they worked, but all he found was signage and an empty tent with tests carried out on the ground.

“No matter where you go, you want to make sure you do your research,” Wetzel said. “With the negative reviews from this particular company, you might want to be cautious. “

the COVID Control Center website also lists Ballpark Village as one of its test sites.

A spokesperson for Ballpark Village said they had had no complaints about the company that runs their test site.

However, when KSDK reporter Holden Kurwicki lined up at the Ballpark Village site, he was handed a form for Doctor’s Clinical Lab.

After investigation the Doctor’s Clinical Lab website, Kurwicki was told his test results were pending, but he never took a COVID test.

“This is probably a signal that there is something illegitimate about this as a testing site,” Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said.

An official at the Ballpark Village test center site said he was using the doctor’s clinical lab to process his rapid tests, but was otherwise not affiliated.

He went on to explain that they would immediately end their relationship with Doctor’s Clinical Lab, and by extension Center for COVID Control.

“Most of the time when you go to these sites, you have to provide your social security number and a lot of personal information,” Wetzel said. “It makes people wonder what’s going on with this information. “

That’s a question we asked Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, and while he couldn’t comment on ongoing investigations, he said stories like this are not uncommon.

“Some are engaging in fraudulent activities such as using people’s identities to try to get reimbursement from the government,” Raoul said.

A spokesperson for the City of St. Louis made the statement: “The City of St. Louis Department of Health has briefed state officials and Cardinals of the community‘s concerns to determine the next steps. steps. In the meantime, we encourage residents of St. Louis to visit our website for a list of public COVID-19 testing clinics established through DOH, its community partners, and the Department of Health and Human Services. senior citizens of the state.

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North Elba Shuts Town Hall Doors – Again | News, Sports, Jobs https://villageunderforest.com/north-elba-shuts-town-hall-doors-again-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 05:13:43 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/north-elba-shuts-town-hall-doors-again-news-sports-jobs/ LAKE PLACID – The doors of North Elba Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. The town hall, which houses the operations of the village of Lake Placid and the northern town of Elba Island, has been closed due to the recent increase in local cases of COVID-19, according to the […]]]>

LAKE PLACID – The doors of North Elba Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice.

The town hall, which houses the operations of the village of Lake Placid and the northern town of Elba Island, has been closed due to the recent increase in local cases of COVID-19, according to the town’s website. . The Lake Placid DMV will also be closed this week, according to city supervisor Derek Doty. He said the town and village will reassess the closures at the end of this week.

The town hall drop box will be open Monday through Friday for people making payments to town and village.

Doty said the city court is trying to stagger who appears in court, but that court could end up being shut down completely.

The closures come after the Essex County Health Department reported a concentrated number of coronavirus cases in the town and village in recent weeks. Doty and village mayor Art Devlin said there had recently been a slight increase in cases among village and town employees.

Devlin said village workers are now adhering to more stringent safety guidelines than those set out by the county, such as quarantining workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 and are waiting to see if they develop symptoms.

“We are very careful and protect our vital services”, he said.

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Another year of restricted travel for China https://villageunderforest.com/another-year-of-restricted-travel-for-china/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 08:59:28 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/another-year-of-restricted-travel-for-china/ BEIJING – Insurance agent Yuan Jiahui will once again spend the Chinese New Year away from his extended family. Travel restrictions ordered by her husband’s employer and the children’s school mean they could be penalized for having a family member who has traveled outside of Beijing. “I don’t want to affect their work and their […]]]>

BEIJING – Insurance agent Yuan Jiahui will once again spend the Chinese New Year away from his extended family.

Travel restrictions ordered by her husband’s employer and the children’s school mean they could be penalized for having a family member who has traveled outside of Beijing.

“I don’t want to affect their work and their education, so it’s a sacrifice I have to make, even though my parents live only two hours from Beijing,” she told the Straits Times.

“I haven’t seen them for almost three years.”

As China enters its third year of the pandemic, it is steadfastly sticking to its zero-Covid-19 policy, ordering lockdowns and mass testing in a bid to completely eliminate the virus.

As the Chinese New Year travel season quickly approaches, the government is actively discouraging people from traveling during a festival celebrating reunion and togetherness.

While some have bristled against the seemingly endless restrictions, most are resigned to it being a way of life, as transport operators brace for another year of slimmer revenues.

This year’s holiday travel season lasts 40 days between January 17 and February 25, a time known as the world’s greatest human migration. Chinese New Year falls on February 1 this year.

Ticket sales for buses and trains began on January 3, but have been met with a mixed reception, especially those leaving Beijing.

As China battles its largest Covid-19 outbreak since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, companies are discouraging unnecessary travel in case staff get caught in sudden lockdowns or worse, fall ill.

China’s commitment to a zero Covid-19 policy means anyone considered close contact, or even having visited a high or medium risk area, can be quarantined at a centralized facility.

As Beijing is set to host the Winter Olympics, which begin on February 4, the capital is on high alert, requiring anyone entering the city to be tested for Covid-19 and not allowing people to be fully vaccinated for certain events.

According to a government notice published Thursday, January 6, travel operators have been reminded to impose compulsory masks on public transport, while tourist sites have been asked to restrict the number of daily visitors.

Private driver Hu Wei, 46, who manages a fleet of cars and minivans, said bookings were about 30% lower this year.

“Previously, we were full a month before the Spring Festival, but this year everyone wants to wait and see if the situation improves,” he said.


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In Chhattisgarh village, people take an oath to boycott Muslims https://villageunderforest.com/in-chhattisgarh-village-people-take-an-oath-to-boycott-muslims/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 18:07:25 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/in-chhattisgarh-village-people-take-an-oath-to-boycott-muslims/ Officials said the video surfaced after a fight between residents of two villages. Bhopal: A video of a village in Chhattisgarh is widely broadcast where villagers can be seen pledging to boycott Muslims. Police say they tracked down the person who organized it, but found no political party or religious group involvement “We Hindus will […]]]>

Officials said the video surfaced after a fight between residents of two villages.

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A video of a village in Chhattisgarh is widely broadcast where villagers can be seen pledging to boycott Muslims. Police say they tracked down the person who organized it, but found no political party or religious group involvement

“We Hindus will not buy goods from any Muslim trader, sell or rent our land to any Muslim,” residents of Kundikala village, Sarguja district, can be heard in the video.

“We Hindus pledge to buy from vendors who come to our villages only after verifying their religion. We also pledge not to work as laborers for them,” we heard.

Officials said the video surfaced after a fight between residents of two villages – Kundikala and Aara – on January 1.

On New Year’s Day, boys from Aara village came to Kundikala for a picnic and clashed with local men.

Later that evening, more than 10 people from Aara – led by Iliyaas, a local government official – arrived on motorcycles and SUVs, entered the home of a resident, Birendra Yadav, and assaulted his family. .

Everyone in the house, including Birendra Yadav’s minor niece, was injured.

The police intervened soon after and arrested the attackers. They were charged with riots, obscene acts, willful injury, criminal intimidation and trespassing. But soon after, they received bail from the court.

The villagers alleged that the minor was also assaulted by the attackers, but they were released on bail because the police did not apply the relevant articles.

After the accused was released on bail, hundreds of villagers demonstrated outside Lundra Police Station and launched slogans against the police.

Later, the villagers took an oath, pledging to sever all ties with the Muslims.

Amit Kamble, the Surguja police superintendent, has denied the involvement of any political party or religious group in the incident. He said they received the video yesterday and identified the person who made them take the oath. But so far they haven’t found him linked to any political party or right-wing group.


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ASU helps design space station built like village in low earth orbit | Featured Articles https://villageunderforest.com/asu-helps-design-space-station-built-like-village-in-low-earth-orbit-featured-articles/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 00:28:00 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/asu-helps-design-space-station-built-like-village-in-low-earth-orbit-featured-articles/ TEMPE, AZ (3TV / CBS 5) – Visiting space is about to get a lot easier, and ASU is going to play a huge role in making it happen. He helps design a space station. The Orbital Reef will be built as a village in low earth orbit. ASU says it will make space travel […]]]>

TEMPE, AZ (3TV / CBS 5) – Visiting space is about to get a lot easier, and ASU is going to play a huge role in making it happen. He helps design a space station.

The Orbital Reef will be built as a village in low earth orbit. ASU says it will make space travel more affordable and give more people the opportunity to live and work on a space station.

“There will be research modules that will allow more researchers to do more research in space,” said Jessica Rousset, deputy director of the Interplanetary Initiative at ASU. “It will be zoned like commercial real estate infrastructure. It will be zoned for tourism, zoned for research, zoned for manufacturing, which will allow different types of people to do more different types of things.”

She said the space station will be operational within the next ten years. She said it will be made up of modules that are like parts that can be added to the space station to expand it as more investors buy a seat on it.

“You could basically buy or rent a lab or a bench or part of a lab,” Rousset said.

ASU has been chosen to lead the Space Station Academic Advisory Board.

The team will play an important role in deciding who will board the space station and what type of research will be carried out on it.

“We’re going to create guidelines and come up with guidelines through this work of this council to make sure that research that takes place in a limited space… has impact, is ethical, follows all guidelines, will lead to discovery. promising, “says Rousset.” There will be a review of the criteria that we need to develop. “

Rousset said the school would play a role in the story.

“Part of the benefits of ASU is to increase the opportunities for our scientists, researchers, students, entrepreneurs to access the facility and to do collaborative research with others who are in the field. ‘installation,’ Rousset said. “It could be materials research, bioproduction, understanding healthy biological systems. There are so many opportunities we’ve just scratched the surface in terms of scientific discovery in innovation and research.”

NASA recently awarded $ 130 million to the Orbital Reef space station.

“A lot of this will, of course, be used to build the transport, operations and modules that will make up the space station,” Rousset said. “There are some resources that will come to support our efforts as an academic advisory board.”


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COVID schools crisis is testing Eric Adams in his early days as mayor https://villageunderforest.com/covid-schools-crisis-is-testing-eric-adams-in-his-early-days-as-mayor/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 01:44:01 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/covid-schools-crisis-is-testing-eric-adams-in-his-early-days-as-mayor/ Facing his first major test as mayor, Eric Adams pledged on Monday to keep New York’s public schools open despite a record number of COVID cases in the city, even though a third of the children remained at home while classes resumed after the holidays. “We want to be extremely clear: the safest place for […]]]>

Facing his first major test as mayor, Eric Adams pledged on Monday to keep New York’s public schools open despite a record number of COVID cases in the city, even though a third of the children remained at home while classes resumed after the holidays.

“We want to be extremely clear: the safest place for our children is in a school building,” the mayor said at a press conference after visiting Concourse Village Elementary School in the Bronx. “And we’re going to keep our schools open and make sure our children are safe in a safe environment. “

As nearly a million children were expected to return to public school classrooms, children infected with COVID – almost all unvaccinated – fill hospital intensive care units, those who treat them say.

City teachers union called for temporary distance learning as New York City combats latest COVID wave, as share of positive COVID tests in all five boroughs reached 22% on Monday.

Some parents and teachers have called for a “work stoppage” to protest the lack of a distance school option. Attendance at the city’s schools on Monday was 67.38%, according to the Department of Education, unlike rates which approached 90% this fall.

Data on absences for teachers, administrators and staff from the city’s schools was not immediately available, according to the DOE.

The students who introduced themselves expressed their anxiety.

“I am constantly afraid of catching COVID from the people around me who are unwilling to follow safety precautions properly,” said Katherine Jiang, 16, and a student at Fort Hamilton High School in Bay. Ridge.

She believes schools should resume distance learning – the online education that all students have experienced for part or all of the past year – as cases continue to rise.

“People are still missing [in-person] learn because they are afraid of contracting COVID, ”she added. “They prefer to stay at home.

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School staff also face their own attendance crisis.

On Sunday evening, the director of PS 58 at Carroll Gardens alerted parents that the elementary school stay closed because of the lack of staff. Monday evening they reverse course.

Bring the kids to Concourse Village Elementary School in the Bronx on Monday January 3rd.
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But a similar fate could await other schools, like Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School in Ocean Hill, where about a third of the staff called on Monday, third-grade teacher Andrea Castellano told THE CITY.

“My school was almost at this point. We had 20 absences today, ”said Castellano, speaking of the teaching and support staff at his school. “There are no submarines. On a normal day, you may be able to get a [Absent Teacher Reserve] or someone who could cover the class, but with 20 people there is no one to do it.

The teachers combined the lessons as needed, she said.

As the pandemic enters its third year, “the less coherence the policies have,” added Castellano. “It’s mind-boggling that decisions are made by people who are not in the classrooms, who are not in the schools without really knowing what it is like in reality. ”

But Adams, facing the dreaded recovery from COVID during his first week in office and a wave of infections at an all-time high, said students will stay in school – and stressed the vaccination and distribution of 1.5 million take-out COVID tests as a way for buildings to stay safe.

Adams appears to have an ally in Governor Kathy Hochul, who pledges to keep schools open even as some schools across the state is shifting to distance learning due to understaffing.

In Rochester on Monday, Hochul warned against distance learning, citing accessibility issues for communities of color that may not have access to high-speed internet and other resources.

“The teachers did their best. The parents did their best. But we are asking too much to try to deal with distance learning children and the disparities between communities across the state, ”Hochul said.

“We saw 50 children”

Vaccination rates in children are lagging behind, even after Food and Drug Administration approval of vaccines for children as young as 5 years old. Eligible children are not vaccinated, according to the city’s Ministry of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Hospitalizations among unvaccinated school-aged children are increasing rapidly, said Dr James Schneider, chief of the pediatric intensive care unit at Cohen Children’s Medical Center on the Queens County / Nassau border.

“I’m the head of the ICU, and I can tell you right now that we have the most children we’ve ever seen in this whole pandemic admitted to the ICU and hospital, frankly. We have seen 50 children, for example, in hospital today who have COVID and more than half of my intensive care is positive for COVID right now, which is just unheard of, ”Schneider told THE CITY.

While some of these children come for other reasons and test positive for COVID in hospital, for many other young patients, the virus itself “contributes to their illness,” he said.

Rates are a “dramatic change” from mid-November when one or two children with COVID may be treated in hospital, Schneider added. The vast majority of children in hospital – some as young as a few weeks old – are not vaccinated and suffer from illnesses ranging from fever and breathing problems like pneumonia to neurological disorders, Schneider said.

“If your child is vaccinated, the risk of serious infection is exceptionally low. The vaccine is particularly safe and, we now know, effective. And not being vaccinated always puts your child at a higher risk of developing a serious infection – and we see it every day, ”he added.

“Safe by design”

David Banks, the new schools chancellor, described the health and safety protocols in an email sent to schools across the city.

Any student who shows symptoms of COVID or may have been exposed will receive home tests. Anyone who may have been exposed to a positive case can continue to attend school if they have no symptoms and if their test is negative, according to the Department of Education.

Students who test positive for COVID must self-isolate for 10 days after the first positive result.

In the Bronx on Monday morning, Adams and Banks also discussed a new “command center” for directors and district leaders to resolve any issues, although it is not clear how this differs from the ‘current “Situation room” which tracks positive cases in schools.

Banks said that “schools are safe by design” based on mandatory health screenings and tests.

“They must pass a health screening, this building has fully functional ventilation, the use of a universal mask and every adult is vaccinated, ”he said on Monday. “These measures make schools the safest environments for young people. ”

Mayor Eric Adams visits Concourse Village Elementary School in the Bronx with Schools Chancellor David Banks on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Children at Concourse Village Elementary School Monday.
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In an interview on NY1 on Monday night, Banks said “over 98%” of previously quarantined students never got sick or tested positive.

But some students said the mandatory health exams didn’t do much to make them feel safe.

“It’s unnecessary and I feel my safety is in danger,” said Yin Yan Lui, another 16-year-old student at Fort Hamilton High School. “I don’t know how to protect myself from other people who have had it. I would like the school to close because it is really dangerous and scary.

Antonio Zuccardi, a 17-year-old senior at James Madison High School in Midwood, Brooklyn, said he was trying to get out of the latest wave of COVID without getting sick.

“I feel safe even though it increases, but I haven’t turned positive yet,” he said. “I hope to stay that way, but if there are cases, I will take precautions and keep my distance.”

Not vaccinated, in class

In low-income neighborhoods like the one where Castellano teaches, a shortage of testing sites, underlying health issues, low vaccination rates, and racial demographics mean students and their families are at increased risk of getting sick. .

“People in power should think about these dynamics [and] how fair they are across town, ”she said. “It’s a question of fairness. It is not the same for everyone.

“It’s a giant experience with the children who are the main pawns for it. They are mostly unvaccinated and the most vulnerable and they do the least to protect them, ”said Castellano.

Teachers at the Castellano school have also had to largely suspend their scheduled classes in recent weeks due to low student attendance spurred by the influx of new cases.

While less than half of her students showed up for school on Monday, in other classrooms you “could count certain class numbers on the one hand,” forcing teachers to press pause in their instruction. until more students show up.

“It’s a huge disruption.”

Adams strongly rebuffed such concerns.

“I know there are questions about staffing, I know there are questions about testing,” Adams said. “There are a lot of questions. But we’re going to turn those question marks into an exclamation point – we’re staying open.



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West Carclaze Garden Village, near St Austell, signs affordable homes deal with Cornwall Council https://villageunderforest.com/west-carclaze-garden-village-near-st-austell-signs-affordable-homes-deal-with-cornwall-council/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/west-carclaze-garden-village-near-st-austell-signs-affordable-homes-deal-with-cornwall-council/ West Carclaze Garden Village, near St Austell, has reached a multi-million pound deal with Cornwall Council to provide 130 affordable housing units to address the housing shortage in the area. The deal with Eco-Bos developers is the largest acquisition in the council’s history and is part of its new “social housing” development program, which was […]]]>

West Carclaze Garden Village, near St Austell, has reached a multi-million pound deal with Cornwall Council to provide 130 affordable housing units to address the housing shortage in the area.

The deal with Eco-Bos developers is the largest acquisition in the council’s history and is part of its new “social housing” development program, which was put in place in 2019 following the lifting of government borrowing restrictions.

Once construction of West Carclaze Garden Village is complete, the homes will be available for social and affordable rent to local households in need.

Read more: Hayle Houses plan approved despite concerns over lack of schools and doctors

Condominium housing will also be available, helping local people take their first step up the housing ladder.

The houses are expected to be handed over to the local authority over the next three to four years, the first in the coming months.

The first phase of private homes has now been released for general public reservation, with 23 homes already secured, following a busy VIP launch event and other virtual events in late November.



West Carclaze Garden Village outside St Austell is currently under construction and will include 130 affordable homes

Cornwall Council Housing and Planning portfolio holder Cllr Olly Monk said: ‘We want to buy a lot more houses like these – taking them off the open market and making them available to local people. who need it – and we’re working with partners across the housing market to make it happen.

When complete, West Carclaze Garden Village will include 1,500 houses, the UK’s first carbon neutral nursery and primary school, a village square and community center, a market, a leisure district, two solar farms, a wetland nature reserve, a 350-acre park, 12 miles of nature trails for walking and biking, five lakes and several parks, in addition to home gardens, orchards and vegetable gardens.

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Minecraft gamer stumped as bizarre bedrock problem plagues his village https://villageunderforest.com/minecraft-gamer-stumped-as-bizarre-bedrock-problem-plagues-his-village/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:01:00 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/minecraft-gamer-stumped-as-bizarre-bedrock-problem-plagues-his-village/ Fans have been left stumped and enraged by Bedrock’s odd issue in Minecraft. This glitch would have made their villages suffer. Many users claimed that a bug was responsible for creating such an issue in the game. Different players have faced different kinds of issues. ADVERTISING The article continues under this ad This issue became […]]]>

Fans have been left stumped and enraged by Bedrock’s odd issue in Minecraft. This glitch would have made their villages suffer. Many users claimed that a bug was responsible for creating such an issue in the game. Different players have faced different kinds of issues.

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This issue became the talk of the town when a Minecraft player brought it up on Reddit. Other players quickly joined in and complained about the issues they were having.

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The issues in any game, be it Minecraft or any title, frustrate gamers, who aren’t exactly known for their empathy with the developers. Things were no different with that Bedrock problem That is. Minecraft users were annoyed to see their villages suffer.

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However, the issue that players encountered due to the bug was different for everyone. In most cases, players noticed that their villagers were missing. Others saw that their horse, along with their armor, saddle and llama, were also missing. Now, it’s not something Minecraft gamers will take lightly.

Many gamers have even wondered if this only happens in Java. This is mainly because their repairman villager is missing, but everything else was fine. In other cases, Librarians would disappear even after players named max level Librarians. Some users even lost their chicken farm and any animals that were nearby.

Other players believed it was a security breach. They warned everyone to beware until the people behind the breach are identified.

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Fans annoyed by weird bugs

For some players, it was the last nail on the coffin. They were completely done with the Bedrock server because the problem ruined Bedrock for them.

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Many other players have let others know that the leveled villagers will not return. Without a doubt, it ruined the server for other players. Still, someone else assured me that this was a bug and not to be too worried.

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Gamers who play on Java seem to have to face such a problem from time to time. What do you think of the recent bug? How has this affected your game? Let us know in the comments.


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Cleanup underway after 26 cars carrying potash derailed near Craven, SK, blocking Highway 20 https://villageunderforest.com/cleanup-underway-after-26-cars-carrying-potash-derailed-near-craven-sk-blocking-highway-20/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 20:24:03 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/cleanup-underway-after-26-cars-carrying-potash-derailed-near-craven-sk-blocking-highway-20/ On Tuesday, a quiet night of playing cards with his family ended for the mayor of a small village in Saskatchewan. A screeching noise was the first indication of a derailment of a CP Rail train that cut off Highway 20, just south of Craven, Sask., Since 9 p.m. CST. The train was carrying potash. […]]]>

On Tuesday, a quiet night of playing cards with his family ended for the mayor of a small village in Saskatchewan.

A screeching noise was the first indication of a derailment of a CP Rail train that cut off Highway 20, just south of Craven, Sask., Since 9 p.m. CST. The train was carrying potash.

“I looked through my binoculars and what I saw, basically, was a whole bunch of sort of accordion crumpled train cars,” said Scott Montgomery, the mayor of Craven, located at approximately 30 kilometers northwest of Regina.

He immediately called 911 and, as a volunteer firefighter, was dispatched to the scene.

A train derailment near Craven, about 30 kilometers northwest of Regina, on December 28 blocked Highway 20. No injuries were reported. (Brian Rodgers / CBC News)

The derailment caused no injuries, totaling 26 cars.

Montgomery says his team quickly set up traffic control to distract people from the scene.

In a statement, CP Rail officials confirmed they were investigating the cause of the derailment and that there were no public safety concerns.

Cars piled up after a major derailment near the village of Craven, about 30 km northwest of Regina. (Village of Craven)

Austin Van Cryen was returning from work around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when he came upon the scene.

“I walked up to the railroad tracks and saw this huge hill there that I had never seen before, and everyone stopped. The train lights were on. And so I turned on my lights. lights and then there was a huge pile-up of the trains, “he said.

Van Cryenest estimated the number of derailed cars to be in double digits. He said he saw piles of pink dust around damaged cars.

These dust piles have since been confirmed to be a significant amount of potash. The substance, mainly used in fertilizers, was transported by a CP Rail freight train.

Crews clean up potash that spilled from broken freight cars following a train derailment near Craven. (Brian Rodgers / CBC News)

Canpotex, a Canadian potash export and marketing company, has confirmed that the derailed cars are owned by the company. They directed all other requests to CP Rail.

The Transportation Safety Board said it was continuing to assess the situation and confirmed that there were no injuries and that no dangerous goods were spilled.

No potash would have entered the nearby Qu’Appelle River.

In a Facebook post, the village of Craven asked people to avoid the area to allow emergency crews to work.

The Lumsden Fire Department responded to the scene and cleared him of any “additional danger,” the service said in a statement.

The fire department was eventually relieved by officials from CP, who the company said were dispatched as soon as it was alerted to the derailment.

Cleaning continues on Wednesday

CP crews were still cleaning up the derailment site on Wednesday afternoon. The spilled potash was collected in a large pile near the accident site.

Highway 20 at Craven remains at least partially blocked, although some vehicles may have passed through the rail section this morning. However, the Village of Craven has said traffic is expected to be very slow.

Village officials continue to advise travelers to or from Regina to use Highway 99 or Highway 6 as an alternate route.

Craven has a population of approximately 210 people. The village is best known as the site of the annual Country Thunder music festival.


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