Boat activity – War History 1944 http://warhistory1944.co.uk/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 23:40:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-35-120x120.png Boat activity – War History 1944 http://warhistory1944.co.uk/ 32 32 How an indigenous expert became a ‘bigger target’ amid illegal fishing activity in the Amazon https://warhistory1944.co.uk/how-an-indigenous-expert-became-a-bigger-target-amid-illegal-fishing-activity-in-the-amazon/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 19:11:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/how-an-indigenous-expert-became-a-bigger-target-amid-illegal-fishing-activity-in-the-amazon/ Before disappearing into Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, Bruno Pereira was laying the groundwork for a mammoth undertaking: a 350-kilometre trail marking the southwestern border of the Javari Valley indigenous territory, an area the size of Portugal. The purpose of the trail is to keep cattle herders from encroaching on Javari territory – and it was just […]]]>

Before disappearing into Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, Bruno Pereira was laying the groundwork for a mammoth undertaking: a 350-kilometre trail marking the southwestern border of the Javari Valley indigenous territory, an area the size of Portugal.

The purpose of the trail is to keep cattle herders from encroaching on Javari territory – and it was just Pereira’s latest effort to help the indigenous people protect their natural resources and traditional ways of life.

While Pereira had long pursued these goals as an expert at Brazil’s indigenous affairs agency, known as Funai, he has worked in recent years as a consultant to the indigenous organization of the Javari Valley. . Indeed, after Jair Bolsonaro became president of Brazil in 2019, Funai began to take a more passive approach to protecting indigenous lands and peoples – and the government unabashedly favored development over protection. environment.

Deeply frustrated, Pereira left the agency and embarked on a more independent – ​​and dangerous – path.

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He was last seen alive on June 5 on a boat in the Itaquai River, with British freelance journalist Dom Phillips, near a border area of ​​Peru and Colombia. On Wednesday (Thursday NZT), a fisherman confessed to killing Pereira, 41, and Phillips, 57, and took police to a site where human remains were found; they have since been identified as the two men.

On Sunday (NZT), a third suspect in their deaths was arrested. Police said in a statement that Jefferson da Silva Lima, known as Pelado da Dinha, surrendered to the Atalaia do Norte police station in the Amazon. Police said the suspect would be remanded to a custody hearing, The Independent reported.

Pereira has spoken to The Associated Press several times over the past 18 months, and he has spoken about his decision to leave Funai, which he says has become an obstacle to his work. After Bolsonaro came to power, the agency was filled with loyalists and people who lacked experience in indigenous affairs, he said.

“There’s no point in me being here as long as these police officers and army generals are in charge,” he said by telephone in November. “I can’t do my job under them.”

Indigenous leader Kamuu Wapichana is surrounded by a banner showing images of murdered British freelance journalist Dom Phillips, left, and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, during a protest in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Indigenous leader Kamuu Wapichana is surrounded by a banner showing images of murdered British freelance journalist Dom Phillips, left, and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, during a protest in Brasilia, Brazil.

As a technical consultant for the Javari Valley Indigenous Peoples Association, or Univaja, Pereira helped the group develop a monitoring program to reduce illegal fishing and hunting in a remote area owned by 6,300 people from seven different ethnic groups, many of whom have little to no contact with the outside world. He and three other non-Indigenous people trained Indigenous patrol officers to use drones and other technology to spot illegal activity, photograph it and submit evidence to authorities.

“When it came to helping indigenous people, he did everything he could,” said Jader Marubo, former president of Univaja. “He gave his life for us.

Like Pereira, Ricardo Rao was an indigenous expert in Funai who in 2019 prepared a dossier detailing illegal logging on indigenous lands in Maranhao state. But fearing to be so outspoken under the new regime, he fled to Norway.

“I applied for asylum in Norway because I knew the men I accused would have access to my name and kill me, just like what happened with Bruno,” Rao said.

Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, 41, center, was led out of the courthouse by military and civilian police.  Police have arrested Oseney da Costa de Oliveira and his brother Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, so far considered by police to be the main suspects in the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira.

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Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, 41, center, was led out of the courthouse by military and civilian police. Police have arrested Oseney da Costa de Oliveira and his brother Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, so far considered by police to be the main suspects in the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira.

Bolsonaro has repeatedly advocated harnessing the vast wealth of indigenous lands, especially their mineral resources, and integrating indigenous peoples into society. He pledged to no longer grant Indigenous land protections and said in April he would challenge a Supreme Court ruling, if necessary. These positions directly opposed Pereira’s hopes for the Javari Valley.

Before taking his leave, Pereira was removed from his position as head of the Funai’s division for isolated and recently contacted tribes. The move came shortly after he commanded an operation that expelled hundreds of illegal gold diggers from indigenous territory in Roraima state. His position was soon filled by a former evangelical missionary with a background in anthropology. The choice sparked an outcry as some missionary groups openly attempted to contact and convert tribes, whose voluntary isolation is protected by Brazilian law.

The Itaquai River meanders through the indigenous territory of the Javari Valley, Atalaia do Norte, Amazonas State, Brazil.

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The Itaquai River meanders through the indigenous territory of the Javari Valley, Atalaia do Norte, Amazonas State, Brazil.

Pereira’s top colleagues at Funai have followed his lead and taken leave, or been moved to bureaucratic positions away from the protected land demarcation, according to a recent report by the Institute for Socio-Economic Studies think tank. and the nonprofit Associated Indigenists, which includes former Funai staff.

“Of Funai’s 39 regional coordination offices, only two are headed by Funai staff members,” the report said. “Seventeen soldiers, three police officers, two federal police officers and six professionals with no prior link to the public administration have been appointed” under Bolsonaro.

The 173-page report released on Monday says many of the agency’s experts were fired, unfairly investigated or discredited by its leaders as they tried to protect indigenous peoples.

In response to questions from the AP about the report’s allegations, Funai said in an emailed statement that it operates “in strict compliance with applicable laws” and does not persecute its leaders.

Demonstrators take part in a protest following the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous affairs expert Bruno Araujo Pereira in the Amazon.

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Demonstrators take part in a protest following the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous affairs expert Bruno Araujo Pereira in the Amazon.

On the day of their disappearance, Pereira and Phillips slept in an outpost at the entrance to the territory’s main clandestine road, bypassing the permanent base of the native agency at its entrance, residents told AFP. PA.

Two Indigenous patrolmen told the AP the couple were carrying cellphones from the surveillance project with photos of where illegal fishers were. Authorities said an illegal fishing ring was at the center of the police investigation into the killings. Police said in a statement on Saturday that Pereira’s death was caused by three gunshot wounds, two to the abdomen and one to the head, with typical hunting ammunition.

Pereira was not the first person linked to Funai to be killed in the area. In 2019, an active Funai agent, Maxciel Pereira dos Santos, was shot while riding his motorcycle through the town of Tabatinga. He had been threatened for his work against illegal fishermen before being shot. This crime remains unsolved.

Pereira’s assassination will not stop the Javari territory border demarcation project from moving forward, said Manoel Chorimpa, a Univaja member involved in the project. And in another sign that Pereira’s work will endure, Indigenous patrol enforcement efforts have begun to lead to the investigation, arrest and prosecution of offenders.

Prior to his career at Funai, Pereira worked as a journalist. But his passion for indigenous affairs and languages ​​– he spoke four – led him to change careers. His anthropologist wife, Beatriz Matos, encouraged him in his work, even though it meant long distances away from their home in Atalaia do Norte and their children. More recently, they lived in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia.

Indigenous peoples in the region have mourned Pereira as a partner, and an old photo shared widely on social media in recent days shows a group of them gathered behind Pereira, shirtless, as he shows them something about his laptop. A child gently leans on his shoulder.

Soldiers search for missing British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Araujo Pereira from a helicopter above Javari Valley Indigenous territory.

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Soldiers search for missing British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Araujo Pereira from a helicopter above Javari Valley Indigenous territory.

In a statement released Thursday, Funai mourned Pereira’s death and praised his work: “The official leaves a huge legacy for the protection of isolated indigenous peoples. He became one of the best specialists in the country on this issue and worked with the greatest commitment.

Before the bodies were found, however, Funai had issued a statement implying that Pereira had violated procedure by exceeding his clearance inside Javari territory. This prompted Funai’s grassroots strike, claiming that the agency had defamed Pereira and demanding the removal of its president. A court on Thursday ordered Funai to withdraw its statement “inconsistent with the facts” and to stop discrediting Pereira.

Rubens Valente, a journalist who has covered the Amazon for decades, said Pereira’s job became inherently more risky once he felt the need to work independently.

“The fish thieves saw Bruno as a fragile person, without the status and power that Funai had given him in the region where he served as Funai coordinator for five years,” Valente said. “When criminals noticed Bruno was weak, he became a bigger target.

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More Suspicious Marine Activity Reported to Police – Kitimat Northern Sentinel https://warhistory1944.co.uk/more-suspicious-marine-activity-reported-to-police-kitimat-northern-sentinel/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 08:30:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/more-suspicious-marine-activity-reported-to-police-kitimat-northern-sentinel/ Suspicious activity and water robberies keep Kitimat RCMP officers busy, the Kitimat RCMP Detachment’s June 9-16 incident log shows that required police response. On June 13 at 2:14 p.m., Kitimat RCMP received a suspicious person report at MK Bay Marina from the previous week, specifically June 8 at 11 p.m. The caller reported that a […]]]>

Suspicious activity and water robberies keep Kitimat RCMP officers busy, the Kitimat RCMP Detachment’s June 9-16 incident log shows that required police response.

On June 13 at 2:14 p.m., Kitimat RCMP received a suspicious person report at MK Bay Marina from the previous week, specifically June 8 at 11 p.m.

The caller reported that a boat operator noticed two people who may be trying to steal fuel from a boat. No description provided.

There have been several reports of thefts in this area. Police remind the public to keep items safe and, if they observe suspicious activity, to report it to the police.

Noise complaint

On June 9 at 5:00 p.m., Kitimat RCMP were called to a residence on Finch Street to a report of loud music.

When the police arrived, no music was heard from the property. Police spoke with the property representative who acknowledged why the police were there and admitted they had been playing music earlier.

Police reminded the property representative of Kitimat’s 24-hour noise bylaw.

Alarm

On June 10 at 6:22 am, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a commercial alarm at a downtown business.

The police intervened, confirmed that the doors were secure and that there were no signs of disturbance. Confirmed false by the presence of the police.

Help Kitamaat Fire

At 3:28 a.m. June 11, Kitimat RCMP received a request from the Kitamaat Fire Department for assistance in reporting a residence filling with smoke.

During the presence of the police in collaboration with Kitamaat Fire, they were able to confirm that there was no fire in the residence. It was just cigarette smoke. No injuries.

Crash 911

On June 11 at 3:09 p.m., Kitimat RCMP received a report of a 911 call from a cell phone. Police were able to locate the owner of the phone who inadvertently dialed 911 while at work and confirmed his well-being.

nonsense

On June 12 at 10:32 a.m. Kitimat RCMP received a report of a vehicle mischief that occurred overnight in the 1100 block of Kingfisher Ave.

A Ford Explorer had its windows smashed with a piece of asphalt. Nothing was reported stolen from the vehicle. If anyone has any information regarding this act of mischief, please contact Kitimat RCMP or, if you wish to remain anonymous, CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Pool alarm

On June 13 at 7:41 a.m. Kitimat RCMP were alerted to an alarm at the pool, police responded and checked all doors. The doors seemed secure.

Police spoke with a Kitimat District employee who came to the pool early to fix something that inadvertently set off the alarm. Judged false by the police presence.

Graffiti

At 12:40 a.m. on June 14, Kitimat RCMP officers were on patrol when they observed new graffiti on two bus shelters. One shelter located on Alexander Ave, the other on Kingfisher Ave.

Both shelters had a similar orange spray paint on the windows, with the letter combination appearing to be “SERD” sprayed into the shelters multiple times.

If anyone has information on the person(s) responsible for the graffiti, please contact Kitimat RCMP or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Road check stop

On June 15 at 10:52 p.m., Kitimat RCMP officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 37.

Police verified that over 20 vehicles were stopped, resulting in an immediate roadside ban as well as a failure to stop for police.

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Hood County Recent Sales and Market Activity | Columnists https://warhistory1944.co.uk/hood-county-recent-sales-and-market-activity-columnists/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:40:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/hood-county-recent-sales-and-market-activity-columnists/ KNIEPER REAL ESTATE Pam Knieper, Broker/Owner of Knieper Real Estate, is and has been the premier producer for over 15 years in Hood County and running. She is known as the waterfront expert and real estate authority. Every now and then we like to give you the hard facts. The statistics will hopefully give you […]]]>

KNIEPER REAL ESTATE

Pam Knieper, Broker/Owner of Knieper Real Estate, is and has been the premier producer for over 15 years in Hood County and running. She is known as the waterfront expert and real estate authority.

Every now and then we like to give you the hard facts. The statistics will hopefully give you a better understanding of the current market, with just a few comments for clarity. So, let’s take a look at recent residential sales in Hood County.

The median price of a home in Hood County during the month of May was $397,500, an increase of 22.7% from May 2021.

The number of active listings in May of this year was 25.7% higher than in May of last year.

Inventory month was 1.7 compared to just 1.3 in May 2021.

Closed sales for Hood County for May of this year are down 2.3% from the same period last year.

The increase in inventories reflects the slight slowdown in sales, which could be attributed to anything from higher interest rates, gasoline prices or buyer fatigue. It could also be that the rise in the mid-price range has driven some first-time or discount buyers out of the market. But don’t worry, demand for housing is still strong, especially waterfront homes. Lakeside and waterfront vendors…it’s time to be in the market because nothing sells the waterfront better than boat traffic!

Now let’s look at the price breakdown: sales below $100,000 accounted for less than 1% of the total market share in May, largely due to the lack of inventory in this price range.

$100,000 – $200,000 reached 8.9%.

$200,000-$300,000 contributed 18.9% of total sales volume.

$300,000-$400,000 claimed the highest percentage at 22.6%, which matches the median price range of $397,500 shown earlier in this report.

$400,000 to $500,000 ended May at 21%, while $500,000 to $750,000 did well at 20.2% of total volume.

Then we see a steep drop to 3.2% for homes selling between $750,000 and $1 million and homes over $1 million hit 4.9%.

TO DATE, 610 residential properties (homes) have been sold in Hood County (this number does not reflect the number of properties sold outside of MLS).

Of these, 23% were new construction, 11% were lakefront properties. 55% of the total number of homes sold this year were between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet, 32% between 2,000 and 3,000 square feet, and the most popular number of bedrooms was three (3) at 60% (however 14% of 3-bedroom homes had an office or office that could be used as a 4th bedroom), followed by 4 bedrooms at 26%.

For a preview of what’s happening in your neighborhood, check out our announcement on this same page. Obviously, there isn’t enough room in our ad to list every development in Hood County, so if we missed yours, give us a call. We are happy to make a custom report just for you. As always, you are welcome to contact us at 817-219-0456 with questions and comments or visit us online at www.WeSellGranbury.com.

All statistics reported in the article were obtained from the North Texas Real Estate Information System (NTREIS MLS). This report should be considered accurate but not guaranteed.

pamK@knieperteam.com | 817-219-0456

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Jolie Brise welcomed young sailors from the QE2 Activity Center https://warhistory1944.co.uk/jolie-brise-welcomed-young-sailors-from-the-qe2-activity-center/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 02:32:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/jolie-brise-welcomed-young-sailors-from-the-qe2-activity-center/ EIGHT Hampshire adults with learning disabilities, accompanied by two support staff and a professional crew, have returned from the experience of a lifetime – a week on the century-old gaff cutter, the Jolie Brise. La Jolie Brise, built in Le Havre in 1913 and now owned by the Dauntsey School, is a familiar sight around […]]]>

EIGHT Hampshire adults with learning disabilities, accompanied by two support staff and a professional crew, have returned from the experience of a lifetime – a week on the century-old gaff cutter, the Jolie Brise.

La Jolie Brise, built in Le Havre in 1913 and now owned by the Dauntsey School, is a familiar sight around the Solent, a much loved old lady who has been a sail training boat since 1975.

The youngsters, from Charitable Incorporated Organization and QE2 Activity Center based at River Hamble Country Park in Hedge End, recently spent seven days and nights on the boat and experienced a quintessentially British summer holiday – four seasons in one week – a day to tan, then in full rain gear.

READ ALSO : QE2 Activity Center Launches New Wheelchair Accessible Boat

There was seasickness, seal watching and nights under the stars.

“When the skipper said sailing was the least important part of the week, I didn’t believe him. But watching our crew come together, working as one, whether it was hoisting the sails or putting food on the table, I saw what he meant,” said Phil Oates, QE2 Center Manager .

He had time to disembark in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, in Lymington, where the team was able to join a group of neurodiverse artists at the St Barbe Gallery, and in Portsmouth for a final night of celebration at flow.

In Portsmouth, part of the crew of a Danish square rigger, the George Stage, came aboard to take a look at the classic cutter.

And what did the young sailors think? “Bloody Brilliant!” says Paul Jordan, a sentiment shared by others.

Phil added: “I don’t know who enjoyed it more, probably me!

“But it was great to see everyone having fun, trying new things, following technical instructions, helping friends and having a good time.”

The center offers activity sessions and day services for people of all ages with additional needs.

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Promising signs of activity from the island’s puffin colony https://warhistory1944.co.uk/promising-signs-of-activity-from-the-islands-puffin-colony/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 09:02:20 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/promising-signs-of-activity-from-the-islands-puffin-colony/ The JERSEY puffin colony has returned to the island despite previous fears that its members perished in stormy weather earlier this year. The National Trust for Jersey and conservation group Birds On The Edge have confirmed that all four pairs of puffins have returned to their breeding grounds on the north coast – and that […]]]>

The JERSEY puffin colony has returned to the island despite previous fears that its members perished in stormy weather earlier this year.

The National Trust for Jersey and conservation group Birds On The Edge have confirmed that all four pairs of puffins have returned to their breeding grounds on the north coast – and that at least one puffin chick, or ‘puffling’, has hatched.

Activity has recently been detected at the four nesting sites that are home to the small colony on the island, located in the cliffs between land restored by the National Trust for Jersey at Plémont and La Grève de Lecq. A pair of puffins were also seen carrying sand eels to one of the nests, indicating that an egg had hatched.

In February, Cris Sellares – project manager for Birds on the Edge – urged islanders to watch out for struggling seabirds, when several puffins were found dead on Jersey beaches following bad weather.

“At the time, we thought if any of them came from our colony, we would have problems this breeding season, so we are happy to see them back,” she said.

She added that the return of the eight puffins, as well as their breeding success, suggested they had not been bothered by the giant willow puffin sculptures recently installed in Plémont – or the celebration of “the arrival of the puffins”. held on site shortly. after.

“There were summer camps up there and we were confident it wouldn’t have an impact, so we’re glad our educated guess is correct,” she said.

Birds On The Edge also asks Islanders to respect the guidelines of the “Seabird Protection Zone” in Plémont and Grève de Lecq and not to visit the zone by boat between March and July so as not to disturb the natural behaviors of the birds. puffins, such as incubating, fishing, or feeding their chicks.

The guidelines are already being followed by recreational boat operators, as well as local anglers who visit the area to check their traps.

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ACTIVITY HIVE – The Gisborne Herald https://warhistory1944.co.uk/activity-hive-the-gisborne-herald/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 23:14:17 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/activity-hive-the-gisborne-herald/ Published on June 11, 2022 at 11:10 a.m. The Port of Eastland had a strong start to May, loading nearly 80,000 tonnes of logs onto four ships while skirting weather delays. By the end of the month, 184,369 tonnes spread over eight ships had been exported from the regions. The port also received one last […]]]>

Published on June 11, 2022 at 11:10 a.m.

The Port of Eastland had a strong start to May, loading nearly 80,000 tonnes of logs onto four ships while skirting weather delays. By the end of the month, 184,369 tonnes spread over eight ships had been exported from the regions. The port also received one last shipment of kiwifruit before the end of the season. “We have 11 ships booked for June, so hopefully the weather will be stable for a solid month,” a port spokesman said. “The port has been a hive of activity with the arrival of the tug Maki and the start of piling of Pier 7. McConnell Dowell’s new drill rig will begin installing two or three concrete piles each day for approximately four weeks and will resume the installation of the steel piles in early July. The log boat Paovosa Wisdom III was due to finish loading today and will be followed by the Hoihow, African Heron and Luchow. These three were at anchor in the bay this morning. The McConnell Dowell construction team are pictured using a specialist hydraulic hammer to drive in new piles for the wharf reconstruction. Photo provided

GREAT SHOT: The port had a busy May with over 184,000 tonnes of cargo handled, mostly logs with kiwifruit loaded and shipped. The McDonnell Dowell construction team continues work on Pier 7, here using a specialist hydraulic hammer to drive the first of the new piles for the rebuilt pier. Photo provided

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What is your favorite summer outdoor activity and why? – Baltimore Sun https://warhistory1944.co.uk/what-is-your-favorite-summer-outdoor-activity-and-why-baltimore-sun/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 12:31:51 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/what-is-your-favorite-summer-outdoor-activity-and-why-baltimore-sun/ “My favorite summer outdoor activity is going to the beach! It tells such a story and the water has a way of speaking to my soul. Water is so peaceful and yet so complex, much like my life. The joy and laughter of children playing without caring about the world. The waves speak of the […]]]>

“My favorite summer outdoor activity is going to the beach! It tells such a story and the water has a way of speaking to my soul. Water is so peaceful and yet so complex, much like my life. The joy and laughter of children playing without caring about the world. The waves speak of the ups and downs of life. Silence speaks of calm. The ocean reminds me of eternity, without end.

“My favorite outdoor summer activity would have to be going to parks and trails and cooking with my family and friends. It is extremely important to connect with nature. When I visit these parks and trails, I look to see where we have failed and where we can improve the quality of our communities. Everything that connects me to the ground and to the land in which I live, I will do.

“Being on the water is my favorite outdoor summer activity. I love being out on the bay and the coves, anchoring the boat so I can snorkel and swim in the water. Access to water is important to me because black people have a history there. As a black man, I know it’s important that we are seen having fun in the water, fishing, crabbing and swimming. I always take my family and friends out on the water in the summer.

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Shanghai’s economic activity picks up https://warhistory1944.co.uk/shanghais-economic-activity-picks-up/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/shanghais-economic-activity-picks-up/ Shanghai’s unrest has returned thanks to measures to encourage people to return to stores while maintaining epidemic prevention efforts, manufacturing, retail, tourism and other sectors experiencing a bounce during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday. “I haven’t seen so many people in the past two months,” a Shanghai resident named Chen Sha told the Global Times […]]]>

Shanghai’s unrest has returned thanks to measures to encourage people to return to stores while maintaining epidemic prevention efforts, manufacturing, retail, tourism and other sectors experiencing a bounce during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday.

“I haven’t seen so many people in the past two months,” a Shanghai resident named Chen Sha told the Global Times on Sunday. Chen said Shanghai’s bustling malls and street markets have quickly returned as the country’s 618 Mid-Year Shopping Festival (June 18) has attracted shoppers looking for bargains.

“At a Suning retail store in Changning District on Friday, televisions, ovens, refrigerators and other items on sale were in the most visible place. Meanwhile, clothing brands such as GAP and Hotwind have offered up to 40% off sales to celebrate business resumption,” Chen said, with long queues also seen at some stores across the country. bubble tea.

As Shanghai is on track to fully restore the normal order of production and social life, the city’s tourism industry has taken a crucial turn during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday (Friday to Sunday). According to data from national online travel agency Trip.com, more than 40 scenic spots in Shanghai have reopened since June 1, and bookings for these destinations through the platform have resumed.

A total of 40,000 tickets were sold on the platform on the first day of the three-day holiday, and the average daily number of tickets sold for Happy Valley Shanghai amusement park increased sevenfold from March, according to the data.

“Shanghai has made solid achievements in terms of resumption of production, with the work resumption rate reaching 80 percent,” Xi Junyang, a professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, told the Global Times on Sunday. . He predicted that business in the city may not fully recover until the second half of June, given the persistence of pandemic control measures in some areas.

To spur a rapid resumption of economic and social activities, Shanghai has rolled out a basket of 50 measures, ranging from encouraging work resumption and stabilizing foreign capital to boosting consumption. Regarding manufacturing and business resumption, the metropolis removed the “whitelist” mechanism and other restrictions on businesses that want to restart.

“All of our four facilities in Shanghai had gradually resumed production before May 7. In addition, our office staff members who were working from home will resume work on Monday,” US manufacturing company 3M told the Sunday. GlobalTimes.

A director of a Shanghai-based medical equipment company that manufactures paracentetic injectors and needles said more than 100 of the company’s workers began inhabiting the factory in mid-March, and its production was therefore not affected. “With smoother shipping, we will speed up exports in the next stage,” the official said.

According to a report by China’s national broadcaster CCTV, all air links from Shanghai have gradually recovered, with the daily cargo volume of major airlines and logistics firms returning to 80 percent of the normal level.

During the dragon boat festival, more than 600 cargo and mail flights cleared customs at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, with the average daily volume nearly back to normal, according to the report.

Despite the rapid restoration of normal economic and social activities in Shanghai, the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 in the country’s crucial financial and manufacturing hub since March has inevitably dampened national economic growth.

Xi forecast the country’s GDP to reach 2.5 to 3.0 percent in the second quarter, calling for extraordinary policies to boost growth.

To boost weak demand, the central government should step up fiscal spending, such as increasing infrastructure investment and distributing cash to low-income families, Xi said, noting that the deficit target the country’s budget could be increased to 3.5% of GDP against 2.8. percent.

Since the beginning of the year, China has rolled out financial support to the infrastructure sector, a stabilizer of the economy.

Wednesday’s State Council executive meeting pledged an additional 800 billion yuan ($119.24 billion) in credit lines to provide financial support for infrastructure projects.

Meanwhile, Chinese local governments are handing out billions of yuan in vouchers and subsidies to support domestic consumption. As part of one such initiative, Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong province began distributing the third batch of its 400 million consumer coupons over the weekend, which could be spent on offers for the 618 shopping festival.
Source: GlobalTimes

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West Beach Police activity due to the arrest of a wanted subject https://warhistory1944.co.uk/west-beach-police-activity-due-to-the-arrest-of-a-wanted-subject/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 21:35:40 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/west-beach-police-activity-due-to-the-arrest-of-a-wanted-subject/ Updated by the Santa Barbara Police DepartmentJune 2, 2022 On the morning of June 1, 2022, the Santa Barbara Police Department received information from the Tulare City Police Department that a wanted subject in their jurisdiction was in the city of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara Police Detectives, Officers, SWAT, Crisis Response Team, Harbor Patrol and […]]]>

Updated by the Santa Barbara Police Department
June 2, 2022

On the morning of June 1, 2022, the Santa Barbara Police Department received information from the Tulare City Police Department that a wanted subject in their jurisdiction was in the city of Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Police Detectives, Officers, SWAT, Crisis Response Team, Harbor Patrol and SBSO Air Unit, along with the U.S. Coast Guard mobilized to try to locate the wanted person in Tulare. This response team searched the area of ​​100 Los Aguajes Avenue and a boat at sea anchored in the East Beach mooring area.

Law enforcement was able to locate and arrest two adult male suspects in the area of ​​100 Los Aguajes Ave. One was released with a citation and the other was flown back to Tulare County to be registered.

This case is still under active investigation by the Tulare City Police Department. Any inquiries regarding this investigation should be directed to Detective J. Esparza – (559)-685-2300 ext. 2140 – jesparza@tulare.ca.gov

Video by Scanner Andrew


Updated by the Santa Barbara Police Department
6:20 p.m., June 1, 2022

All policing operations in the 100 Los Aguajes Ave area have ended. Activities can resume as normal.


Updated by the Santa Barbara Police Department
4:46 p.m., June 1, 2022

Law enforcement operations in the area of ​​100 Los Aguajes Ave

Currently, the Santa Barbara Police Department is conducting operations in the 100 block area of ​​Los Aguajes Avenue. Community members are asked to avoid the area if possible. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


By an edhat reader
4:32 p.m., June 1, 2022

Major police activity in the 100 block of Los Aguajes in the West Beach neighborhood of Santa Barbara. Bearcat, bulletproof vest, dozens of police. The helicopter is above.

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