training center – Ananda Yogashram http://anandayogashram.org/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 14:28:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://anandayogashram.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-56-150x150.jpg training center – Ananda Yogashram http://anandayogashram.org/ 32 32 Plans continue for new Atlanta Police and Fire Training Center amid protests https://anandayogashram.org/plans-continue-for-new-atlanta-police-and-fire-training-center-amid-protests/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 23:49:49 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/plans-continue-for-new-atlanta-police-and-fire-training-center-amid-protests/ To exploreAtlanta City Council passes proposal for police and fire training center With the project given the green light, the conversation around the planned $90 million training facility is decidedly different than it was before the vote. More than 17 hours of public comment were convened during a virtual council meeting last September, and several […]]]>
To exploreAtlanta City Council passes proposal for police and fire training center

With the project given the green light, the conversation around the planned $90 million training facility is decidedly different than it was before the vote. More than 17 hours of public comment were convened during a virtual council meeting last September, and several neighborhood organizations and environmental groups in Southeast Atlanta spoke out against the proposal.

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Protesters head to the World of Coca-Cola to demonstrate against the proposed police training center during a rally on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (Jenni Girtman for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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But the encampment is a sign that some opposition has persisted, though police foundation officials intend to move the project forward with city support. As crews begin construction, anyone entering the site will be arrested, police foundation president and CEO Dave Wilkinson said.

“We will build it. … The momentum continues to build and it’s a game-changer,” Wilkinson said, adding that he thinks the training center sends a “message that tells everyone that public safety is a big deal.”

The group has already had at least one run-in with authorities, a Jan. 28 incident in which DeKalb County police responded to a few dozen “noisy and noisy” protesters chanting and waving banners as “several workers from the building were hired by the Atlanta Police Foundation”. [were] work with heavy machinery,” according to a police report. Wilkinson said crews were taking soil samples.

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The site of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center project on Key Road in Atlanta. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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A 28-year-old Atlanta man was charged that day with trespassing and obstruction after he waved a banner in the face of a police sergeant and attempted to flee, according to a police report. Three protesters were also arrested for trespassing.

The group said this week that it plans to stay put for as long as necessary. He declined to make anyone available for an interview, but said in an email that the move was aimed at preventing the destruction of “valuable habitat for life in order to build a facility that will be used to further aggravate the problems of police brutality in Atlanta.”

Their plans include “direct physical resistance to construction,” the group said.

Wilkinson estimated that members of the group caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to utility equipment, adding that a fence will eventually be erected around the entire site when construction begins, “and anyone on the site will be arrested”.

“As we move forward,” Wilkinson said, “enforcement will get stricter and stricter.”

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Other groups, including Community Movement Builders and the Black Alliance for Peace, continued to hold rallies and canvass nearby neighborhoods in hopes of stopping projects or lobbying private funders.

As the police foundation moves forward with development plans, it has the backing of political and business players in the city, including new mayor Andre Dickens, who voted in favor of the project as a councilor city ​​last year.

A new city council took office in January, including several new progressive members whose opposition to the proposal has formed a large part of their campaigns. But there doesn’t seem to be an appetite among the council to overturn last year’s vote that gave the center the go-ahead.

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At the same time, a committee of community stakeholders was tasked with reviewing plans for the training center and making site plan recommendations. The committee leader – Alison Clark, who is also president of the Edgett’s Boulder Walk Subdivision Homeowners Association – said she hoped to make the project as pleasant as possible for nearby residents.

Wilkinson said planners adopted a dozen recommendations from the 18-member stakeholder committee to improve the site plan. They include reducing a firing range and moving it to an area further away from residential neighborhoods; remove a bomb detonation practice area from the site map; the addition of a second entrance on Constitution Road; and construction of sidewalks along Key Road.

Once the designs are complete, Wilkinson said, the police foundation plans to move into the licensing phase with DeKalb County, with construction on the first phase of the project expected to begin this fall. The development is expected to include classrooms, a fictional village, an emergency vehicle driving course, stables for police horses and a ‘burn building’ for firefighters to practice putting out fires.

The police foundation also hopes to build separate museums on the police, fire and labor prison site that once stood there.

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The revised layout plan of the training center. (Courtesy of the Atlanta Police Foundation)

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The first phase of the project has an estimated cost of $90 million, with the city paying $30 million. The police foundation and private donors should cover the rest.

Deron Davis, the executive director of The Nature Conservancy in Georgia, initially opposed the prison farm site as the location of the training center. Given environmental justice issues in Atlanta and DeKalb County, the group envisions a connected network “South River Forest” in the zone.

Now Davis said his organization is focusing on the 265 acres around the training center site that should be preserved as green space. The Nature Conservancy hopes to help improve the water quality of the South River and the surrounding forest, which it considers the least protected and most threatened in the city.

“Our view is that the city council has made up its mind about how they want this land to be used,” said Davis, who serves on the mayor’s recently created Greenspace Advisory Council. “They made big promises when they made this decision that has everything to do with green spaces.”

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Meanwhile, in the stakeholder committee, a member openly criticized the project. Lily Ponitz, who has a background in environmental engineering, was appointed to the community committee by DeKalb County Commissioner Ted Terry.

While Wilkinson said environmental testing was done in accordance with local and national standards, Ponitz called for more in-depth field studies.

“I’m still hopeful that the project will be shut down somehow,” Ponitz said. “There are so many people against it and there are so many good reasons for it to be stopped.”

Clark, the head of the committee, has been supportive of the training center from the start, but assumes her own neighborhood remains divided on the issue as well.

She acknowledges that many residents, especially those in DeKalb, were taken aback by the proposal when it was publicly announced last year. But Clark said the committee she leads doesn’t “make decisions about whether or not the development exists.”

“Even the committee members who initially opposed the project really understood,” she said, “knowing that they have the ability to turn it into something that could work for their communities.”

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Russian missile strike military training site in western Ukraine, near Poland https://anandayogashram.org/russian-missile-strike-military-training-site-in-western-ukraine-near-poland/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 21:36:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/russian-missile-strike-military-training-site-in-western-ukraine-near-poland/ A Russian airstrike hit a military training center in far western Ukraine, about 16 km from the border with Poland, killing 35 people. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Text size A Russian airstrike hit a Ukrainian military training center in Yavoriv, ​​about 10 miles from the Polish border, killing […]]]>

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South Tahoe Training Center provides space for dedicated climbers https://anandayogashram.org/south-tahoe-training-center-provides-space-for-dedicated-climbers/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 12:59:06 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/south-tahoe-training-center-provides-space-for-dedicated-climbers/ ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — Zach Fletcher says rock climbing saved his life twice, now he hopes to inspire others to share his love of the sport by opening Adventure Fit Dojo. Adventure Fit Dojo is a training center for committed climbers and adventure athletes. “I’m super excited to bring a dedicated training facility to South […]]]>

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — Zach Fletcher says rock climbing saved his life twice, now he hopes to inspire others to share his love of the sport by opening Adventure Fit Dojo.

Adventure Fit Dojo is a training center for committed climbers and adventure athletes.

“I’m super excited to bring a dedicated training facility to South Lake and to me and my friends,” Fletcher said. “It’s kind of something I’ve been thinking about for a long time and I’m delighted to be here.



“I’m going to get in shape and hang out with my friends. Why didn’t I think of that sooner? Fletcher added.

Fletcher, who has lived in Lake Tahoe for 20 years, started climbing in 2007, February 4, 2007 to be exact.



He and his friend, Todd Offenbacher, went up a road called Corrugation Corner in Lovers’ Leap.

“We had to walk through waist-deep snow to get there and I was hooked,” Fletcher said. “Quickly, I realized that I wanted to climb big mountains.

Zach Fletcher climbing over the spray wall.
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Fletcher had been an avid skier but suffered a serious injury. Climbing got him back outdoors and active. It was the second time it had saved his life.

“Climbing takes you to places, both physically and mentally, you have to tackle places you don’t want to go,” Fletcher said.

The first time it saved his life was in middle school. He says he was basically illiterate, he could read but it was slow and strenuous.

Even in middle school, Fletcher loved skiing, so he picked up a book that had rock and ice on the cover, thinking it was something close to his world. It was a book written by world famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner.

“I just started reading slowly, it was the first book I ever liked, probably the first book I ever finished and then I had an insatiable appetite for mountaineering books,” said said Fletcher.

Without ever picking up that book and igniting his love for reading, he might be in a very different place today.

Fortunately, Fletcher is well placed. He and his fiancée, Melinda, have just bought a new house and are expecting their first baby soon. This is in addition to his opening Adventure Fit Dojo.

The training center is located at 183 US Highway 50, Suite E, Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

The training center includes a spray wall and a Kilter Board.
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It has two walls that allow you to adjust the angle of the board from almost vertical to almost horizontal. One of the walls is a spray wall, which is a wall full of holds of varying difficulty that allows climbers to find their own routes.

The other wall is a 12×12 Kilter Board. The holds themselves never change, but the LED lights around each hold light up to show the climber the route. The board can be controlled via an app that allows climbers to set the difficulty of the climb.

It also has a bodybuilding and cardio area.

“One of the missions of the gymnasium is to provide dedicated athletes with a place to train…this gymnasium is about creating a place where courage and commitment are contagious,” Fletcher said.

Fletcher is also passionate about working with children. He was a ski coach for a long time before his injury, so now he is focused on empowering kids through rock climbing.

During the summer, Member Hours will begin at noon, but before Member Hours begin, he will conduct clinics for children.

Memberships are $75 and due to limited space they only accept 50 members. It also offers day passes, for people who want to try it.

To learn more, visit https://adventurefitdojo.com/.

A member practices a route they have chosen in the app.
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Elloree tryouts will take place on March 19 at the Elloree Training Center https://anandayogashram.org/elloree-tryouts-will-take-place-on-march-19-at-the-elloree-training-center/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 00:51:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/elloree-tryouts-will-take-place-on-march-19-at-the-elloree-training-center/ Elloree 2022 tryouts will take place on March 19 at the Elloree Training Center. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 12:00 p.m. ELLOREE, SC — For the first time in three years, the Elloree Trials returns to Orangeburg County. This beloved horse race has been suspended due to COVID-19. “It’s something that […]]]>

Elloree 2022 tryouts will take place on March 19 at the Elloree Training Center. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 12:00 p.m.

ELLOREE, SC — For the first time in three years, the Elloree Trials returns to Orangeburg County. This beloved horse race has been suspended due to COVID-19.

“It’s something that people appreciate. It’s outside and the phones are ringing non-stop,” said Elloree Training Center owner Frank “Goree” Smith.

This will be the 59th year of the event. It was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to restrictions on large gatherings. According to Smith, this year’s event will run as normal, with no restrictions.

He says more than 3,000 people from across the country are expected to come to Orangeburg County for the event. In some years, up to 5,000 people have attended.

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More tourism means more people buying locally.

“If we could have a good day this year, we’ll be totally up to speed with them, especially with the interest and what we’re hearing from everyone,” Smith said.

Charlene Rainey owns Vintiq Boutique in Elloree. The store opened the year the trials were canceled.

“We’re excited to get it back. There’s going to be a lot of traffic on Highway 6, so hopefully it gets a lot of people on Cleveland Street,” Rainey said.

The 2022 Elloree Trials will take place on March 19 at Ellorée training center. Doors open at 8 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 12 p.m. General admission is $20 and can be purchased at the door.

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ISRP, based in France, opens the region’s first psychomotricity training center in Dubai https://anandayogashram.org/isrp-based-in-france-opens-the-regions-first-psychomotricity-training-center-in-dubai/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 16:53:37 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/isrp-based-in-france-opens-the-regions-first-psychomotricity-training-center-in-dubai/ Dubai: The France-based Higher Institute of Psychomotor Rehabilitation (ISRP), which provides innovative therapeutic techniques to patients with neurological disorders, has announced the opening of the region’s first psychomotor therapy training center in Dubai. The announcement was made during a press conference at Sofitel Dubai DownTown on Tuesday attended by Dr Wadeia Sharif, Director of Medical […]]]>

Dubai: The France-based Higher Institute of Psychomotor Rehabilitation (ISRP), which provides innovative therapeutic techniques to patients with neurological disorders, has announced the opening of the region’s first psychomotor therapy training center in Dubai.

The announcement was made during a press conference at Sofitel Dubai DownTown on Tuesday attended by Dr Wadeia Sharif, Director of Medical Education Research Department at Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dr Abdulmajeed Alkhajeh Consultant, Department of Medical Education and Research at DHA, Taha Abdul Rahim Ketait, Director of Health Insurance System Management at DHA, Mark Soubiran – General Manager in charge of International Affairs – ISRP and Musa Alsadoon, Regional Director of the New Center for ISRP training in the Knowledge Village in Dubai.

The newly launched training center will provide healthcare professionals across the country and region with training programs in Psychomotor Therapy (PMT), an innovative treatment for young and old who face mental and neurological dysfunctions , including learning disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy. , mental illnesses and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Mark Soubiran, ISRP’s managing director in charge of international affairs, said the choice of Dubai to host the first training center of its kind in the Middle East, aims to complement the growing reputation of the emirate and the country in as major international hubs for the global healthcare industry.

He said this also follows an in-depth study of the markets in the region, which revealed that Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are one of the most attractive healthcare markets due to advanced legislative systems and laws.

“The center will pave the way for cooperation and exchange of expertise with public and private bodies and authorities, including the Ministry of Health, Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health, Dubai Health Authority and Emirates Health Services,” he said.

Musa Alsadoon, Regional Director – ISRP, noted that the choice of Dubai to launch this project comes in light of the emirate’s remarkable achievements in the areas of healthcare innovations and the quality of services it provides in that sector.

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Iowa bill would create cybersecurity simulation training center https://anandayogashram.org/iowa-bill-would-create-cybersecurity-simulation-training-center/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 19:44:36 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/iowa-bill-would-create-cybersecurity-simulation-training-center/ March 4 – In Iowa, a recently proposed bill would create a cybersecurity simulation training center at the Iowa State University of Science and Technology. According to the legislation, the center would be housed within the university’s Cybersecurity Awareness and Innovation Center and could be used by businesses, state agencies, state political subdivisions, students and […]]]>

March 4 – In Iowa, a recently proposed bill would create a cybersecurity simulation training center at the Iowa State University of Science and Technology.

According to the legislation, the center would be housed within the university’s Cybersecurity Awareness and Innovation Center and could be used by businesses, state agencies, state political subdivisions, students and educators.

Within the center, individuals can “conduct and sponsor research to develop strategies to counter cybersecurity threats and mitigate harm resulting from a cybersecurity attack,” according to the bill.

The center will also organize different cybersecurity training exercises, student events and more.

“The idea came after talking with several Iowa businesses and industries to provide ways for entire organizations to participate in realistic cyber events,” said Doug Jacobson, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University. State of Iowa. “Through this discussion, the idea of ​​a cybersports complex where we can try out different scenarios was born.”

“We’re happy to do this with Iowa State,” Rep. Dave Williams said. “The ownership to create the center would bring in groups with diverse needs to train them with play drills if that’s what it takes.”

Specifically, game theory, which has been used in cybersecurity to understand the nature of cyber incidents, could help model and create training exercises.

However, rather than focusing on security from a defensive perspective, the center would teach individuals how to handle cybersecurity events internally or across multiple organizations.

“The defenders are still under constant training,” Jacobson said. “But if something bad happens, the front office often has to deal with it, so we have to give everyone the opportunity to practice.”

As for potential exercises performed in the center, Jacobson explained that activities can include participating in more technology-focused games, mimicking an organizational boardroom, and emulating scenarios such as than speaking with the FBI about a cyber event, as well as multidimensional department exercises.

Representative Brian Lohse spoke of the importance of working with the university and providing all public resources necessary to start the process.

“Iowa State University has a strong presence in computing,” Lohse said. “I met with their person who runs their cybersecurity division and talked to them about this idea of ​​having a place where businesses and public sector sectors can come and train on these things.”

The idea for the center has also spurred other university initiatives, such as a new minor program and student cyber-competitions.

The minor program would allow students with a non-technical background to learn more about cybersecurity through a capstone course. He would also share how students might have to deal with cybersecurity in relation to their daily work.

Jacobson added that competitive scenarios could be constructed by undergraduate students, providing an opportunity to interact with the public and expand the student workforce.

“It’s a great opportunity,” Jacobson said. “We can see interesting exercises that are multi-dimensional and work with people from business, marketing, public relations and other backgrounds.”

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Akron’s CNC Training Center Opens Doors to Machinist Industry Jobs https://anandayogashram.org/akrons-cnc-training-center-opens-doors-to-machinist-industry-jobs/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 10:56:23 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/akrons-cnc-training-center-opens-doors-to-machinist-industry-jobs/ Mackenzee Slatten had good timing. The 22-year-old Barberton resident entered cosmetology school in 2019, became a hairstylist and got a job at an Akron-area salon. Then, just a few months ago, Laurie Norval, founder and director of the Akron CNC Training Center on Brittain Road in Tallmadge, walked into the salon and became his client. […]]]>

Mackenzee Slatten had good timing.

The 22-year-old Barberton resident entered cosmetology school in 2019, became a hairstylist and got a job at an Akron-area salon. Then, just a few months ago, Laurie Norval, founder and director of the Akron CNC Training Center on Brittain Road in Tallmadge, walked into the salon and became his client.

They talked while Slatten worked on Norval’s hair. At the end of the session, Norval had a new hairstyle. And Slatten began a new career path that held the promise of better pay and benefits.

“[Norval] told me about school,” Slatten said. “I thought about it and took the plunge.”

Barberton resident Mackenzee Slatten, 22, worked as a cosmetologist and is now going to school to become a machinist.

She spoke with her boyfriend and her father, both stagehands. Next, Slatten enrolled in the Akron CNC Training Center. It will soon join the industry of manufacturing parts and tools from solid metal parts using sophisticated computer numerical control, or CNC, technology. Machinists, or operators, program specialized machines to cut and shape steel, titanium and other metals into precise shapes.

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Iowa Bill would create a cyber-simulation training center https://anandayogashram.org/iowa-bill-would-create-a-cyber-simulation-training-center/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 19:05:41 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/iowa-bill-would-create-a-cyber-simulation-training-center/ In Iowa, a recently proposed project invoice would set up a cybersecurity simulation training center at the Iowa State University of Science and Technology. According to the legislation, the center would be housed within the university’s Cybersecurity Awareness and Innovation Center and could be used by businesses, state agencies, state political subdivisions, students and educators. […]]]>

In Iowa, a recently proposed project invoice would set up a cybersecurity simulation training center at the Iowa State University of Science and Technology.

According to the legislation, the center would be housed within the university’s Cybersecurity Awareness and Innovation Center and could be used by businesses, state agencies, state political subdivisions, students and educators.

Within the center, individuals can “conduct and sponsor research to develop strategies to counter cybersecurity threats and mitigate harm resulting from a cybersecurity attack,” according to the bill.


The center will also organize different cybersecurity training exercises, student events and more.

“The idea came after talking with several Iowa businesses and industries to provide ways for entire organizations to participate in realistic cyber events,” said Doug Jacobson, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University. State of Iowa. “Through this discussion, the idea of ​​a cybersports complex where we can try different scenarios has emerged.

“We’re happy to do this with Iowa State,” Rep. Dave Williams said. “The ownership to create the center would bring in groups with diverse needs to train them with play drills if that’s what it takes.”

Specifically, game theory, which has been used in cybersecurity to understand the nature of cyber incidents, could help model and create training exercises.

However, rather than focusing on security from a defensive perspective, the center would teach individuals how to handle cybersecurity events internally or across multiple organizations.

“Defenders are always under constant training,” Jacobson said. “But if something bad happens, the front office often has to deal with it, so we have to give everyone the opportunity to practice.”

As for potential exercises performed in the center, Jacobson explained that activities can include participating in more technology-focused games, mimicking an organizational boardroom, and emulating scenarios such as than speaking with the FBI about a cyber event, as well as multidimensional department exercises.

Representative Brian Lohse spoke of the importance of working with the university and providing all public resources necessary to start the process.

“Iowa State University has a huge presence in the computer field,” Lohse said. “I met with their person who runs their cybersecurity division and talked to them about this idea of ​​having a place where businesses and public sector sectors can come and train on these things.”

The idea for the center also spurred other university initiatives, such as a new minor program and student cyber-competitions.

The minor program would allow students with a non-technical background to learn more about cybersecurity through a capstone course. He would also share how students might have to deal with cybersecurity in relation to their daily work.

Jacobson added that competitive scenarios could be constructed by undergraduate students, providing an opportunity to interact with the public and expand the student workforce.

“It’s a great opportunity,” Jacobson said. “We can see interesting exercises that are multi-dimensional and work with people from business, marketing, public relations and other backgrounds.”

Katya Maruri is a writer for Government Technology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.

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Fire at key nuclear power plant in Ukraine, no radiation emitted | National policy https://anandayogashram.org/fire-at-key-nuclear-power-plant-in-ukraine-no-radiation-emitted-national-policy/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 10:24:46 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/fire-at-key-nuclear-power-plant-in-ukraine-no-radiation-emitted-national-policy/ By JIM HEINTZ, YURAS KARMANAU and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV – Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian firefighters put out a blaze Friday at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant that was ignited by a Russian attack and no radiation was emitted, UN officials said and Ukrainians, while the Russian forces pressed their campaign to cripple the […]]]>

By JIM HEINTZ, YURAS KARMANAU and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV – Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian firefighters put out a blaze Friday at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant that was ignited by a Russian attack and no radiation was emitted, UN officials said and Ukrainians, while the Russian forces pressed their campaign to cripple the country despite global condemnation.

The head of the United Nations atomic agency said a Russian “projectile” hit a training center at the Zaporizhzhia plant. Ukrainian officials said Russian troops have taken control of the entire site, but plant personnel continue to operate. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi lamented that Russian forces were at the plant, but the Ukrainians were in control.

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Enerhoatom said three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and two injured in the attack. Grossi said two people were injured in the fire that broke out.

Ukraine’s nuclear regulatory authority said earlier that no change in radiation levels had been recorded so far after the attack on the plant. Grossi later said that no radioactive material was released.

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The attack caused global concern – and evoked memories of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, at Chernobyl in Ukraine.

The bombing of the plant came as the Russian army advanced towards a strategic town on the Dnieper near the location of the installation, and gain territory in their attempt to cut the country off from the sea. This decision would deal a severe blow to the Ukrainian economy and could aggravate an already dire humanitarian situation.

With the invasion in its second weekanother round of talks between Russia and Ukraine resulted in an agreement in principle to set up safe corridors to evacuate citizens and deliver humanitarian aid to the country, shattered by a war that has scarred more of a million people across the border and countless others sheltering underground night after night. A handful of towns have no heating and at least one is struggling to get food and water.

Initial reports conflicted over whether one or two fires broke out at the plant in the town of Enerhodar. Nuclear power plant spokesman Andriy Tuz told Ukrainian television overnight that shells fell directly on the facility and set fire to reactor No. not working, and to an administrative training building.

On Friday morning, officials only referred to a fire in the training building when they said all fires at the plant were out, which Grossi also confirmed. The regional military administration reported unspecified damage to the No. 1 reactor compartment, but said it did not affect the safety of the power unit.

The nuclear regulator said staff were surveying the site to check for further damage.

Grossi confirmed on Friday that the affected building was a training center and “not part of the reactor”. He said he didn’t know what hit the factory but called it a “projectile” from Russian forces.

He said only one reactor at the plant was operating, at around 60% capacity.

The confusion himself pointed out the dangers active fighting near a nuclear power plant. It was the second time since the invasion began just over a week ago that concerns about a nuclear accident or radiation release had materialized, following a battle at Chernobyl.

The regulator noted in a statement on Facebook the importance of maintaining the ability to cool nuclear fuel, saying the loss of such ability could lead to an accident even worse than the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 or the Fukushima meltdowns. in 2011 in Japan. He also noted that there is a storage facility for spent nuclear fuel at the site, although there are no signs that the facility has been hit by shelling.

The main nuclear authorities were worried but not panicked. The assault led to phone calls between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and US President Joe Biden and other world leaders. The US Department of Energy has activated its Nuclear Incident Response Team as a precaution.

The Zaporizhzhia regional military administration said measurements taken at 07:00 (0500 GMT) on Friday showed that radiation levels in the region “remain unchanged and do not endanger the life and health of the population”. Nuclear officials from Sweden to China also said no radiation spikes had been reported.

“The fire at the (nuclear power plant) has indeed been extinguished,” Enerhodar mayor Dmytro Orlov announced on his Telegram channel on Friday morning. His office told The Associated Press that the information came from firefighters authorized to enter the site overnight.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in the ‘next hours’ to raise the issue of Russia’s attack on the factory, according to a statement from his office. .

In an emotional speech in the middle of the night, Zelenskyy said he feared an explosion that would be “the end for everyone.” The end for Europe. Evacuation from Europe.

But most experts saw nothing that indicated impending doom.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said the fire did not affect critical equipment and Ukraine’s nuclear regulator reported no change in radiation levels.

“The real threat to the lives of Ukrainians continues to be the violent invasion and bombardment of their country,” the American Nuclear Society said in a statement.

Orlov, the mayor of Enerhodar, said Russian shelling had ceased hours before dawn and residents of the city of more than 50,000 who had spent the night in shelters could return home. The city woke up without heat, however, as the bombings damaged the city’s heating supply, he said.

Heavy gunfire and rocket fire were heard late Thursday around the factory. Later, a live-streamed security camera linked to the factory’s homepage showed what appeared to be armored vehicles entering the facility’s parking lot and shining spotlights on the building where the camera was mounted. .

Then there was what appeared to be muzzle flashes from vehicles, followed by near simultaneous explosions in surrounding buildings. The smoke was rising in the frame and moving away.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces have deployed their superior firepower over the past few days, launching hundreds of missiles and artillery attacks on cities and other sites across the country and making significant gains in South.

The Russians announced the capture of the southern city of Kherson, a vital Black Sea port of 280,000 people, and local Ukrainian officials confirmed the takeover of the seat of government there, making it the first big city to fall since the invasion started a week ago.

The troops, meanwhile, are advancing on Zaporizhzhia, a strategic town close to the factory of the same name. A Russian airstrike destroyed the Okhtyrka power plant on Thursday, leaving the northeastern city without heat or electricity, the region’s chief said on Telegram.

“We are trying to find a way to get people out of the city urgently, because in one day apartment buildings will turn into a cold stone trap without water, light or electricity,” said Dmytro Zhyvytskyy .

Heavy fighting continued on the outskirts of another strategic port, Mariupol, on the Sea of ​​Azov. The fighting destroyed the city’s electricity, heating and water systems, as well as most telephone services, officials said. Food deliveries to the city have also been cut.

Associated Press video from the port city showed the assault lighting up the darkening sky over deserted streets and medical teams treating civilians, including a 16 year old boy inside a clinic who could not be saved. The child was playing football when he was injured in the shelling, according to his father, who cradled the boy’s head on the stretcher and cried.

Ukraine’s defense minister said Friday that his navy’s flagship was scuttled at the shipyard where it was being repaired to prevent it from being seized by Russian forces. Oleksii Reznikov said on Facebook that frigate commander Hetman Sahaidachny decided to flood the ship.

“It’s hard to imagine a tougher decision for a brave soldier and crew,” Reznikov said.

Overall, the outnumbered and outgunned Ukrainians put up stiff resistance, preventing the quick victory that Russia seemed to expect. But Russia’s capture of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 gives it a logistical advantage now in the south of the country, with shorter supply lines that have facilitated the offensive there, a senior US official said. the defence, on condition of anonymity.

Ukrainian leaders called on the people to defend their homeland by cutting down trees, erecting barricades in cities and attacking enemy columns from the rear. In recent days, authorities have distributed weapons to civilians and taught them how to make Molotov cocktails.

“Total resistance. … This is our Ukrainian asset, and this is the best we can do in the world,” Oleksiy Arestovich, an aide to Zelenskyy, said in a video message, recalling guerrilla actions in occupied Ukraine by the Nazis during World War II.

During the second round of talks between the Ukrainian and Russian delegations on Thursday, Putin warned Ukraine that it must quickly accept the Kremlin’s demand for its “demilitarization” and declare itself neutral, giving up its candidacy for NATO.

Both sides said they had tentatively agreed to allow ceasefires in areas designated as safe corridors and would seek to work out necessary details quickly. An adviser to Zelenskyy also said a third round of talks will take place early next week.

The Pentagon has set up a direct communication link to the Russian Defense Ministry earlier this week to avoid the possibility of a miscalculation triggering a conflict between Moscow and Washington, according to a US defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the link does not had not been announced.

Karmanau reported from Lviv, Ukraine. Chernov reported from Mariupol, Ukraine. Sergei Grits in Odessa, Ukraine; Francesca Ebel, Josef Federman and Andrew Drake in Kyiv; and other AP reporters around the world contributed to this report.

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Dickinson set to discuss Town Square and public safety training center at commission – The Dickinson Press https://anandayogashram.org/dickinson-set-to-discuss-town-square-and-public-safety-training-center-at-commission-the-dickinson-press/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 22:35:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/dickinson-set-to-discuss-town-square-and-public-safety-training-center-at-commission-the-dickinson-press/ DICKINSON — As the Town of Dickinson enters the final month of the first quarter of 2022, ongoing projects remain the focus of the Board of Commissioners’ discussions. The Dickinson City Commission will convene at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at New City Hall at 99 Second St. E. for its regular meeting. Topics on the agenda […]]]>

DICKINSON — As the Town of Dickinson enters the final month of the first quarter of 2022, ongoing projects remain the focus of the Board of Commissioners’ discussions.

The Dickinson City Commission will convene at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at New City Hall at 99 Second St. E. for its regular meeting. Topics on the agenda include updates on the Town Square project as well as a review of a proposed master plan for a public safety training center.

Dickinson’s town square has been on the town’s radar for the previous two meetings as town officials faced setbacks in the project.

In January , City Administrator Brian Winningham addressed the biggest issues facing the Town Square project, including the additional excavations needed on the foundations following the discovery of concrete and debris below the surface. of the Dickinson City Commission meeting on Feb. 1, Director of Public Works Gary Zuroff provided an update on the progress of the estimated $5.2 million project, detailing height and power concerns available for the scene.

During the

February 15

Town of Dickinson meeting, Zach Mathern of JLG Architects provided an amendment for an additional scope of work which addresses stage size and access, stage power systems, stage infrastructure the real portable ice rink and vehicle access instead.

“The city asked us to review several aspects of the project to reanalyze whether those aspects meet the city’s requirements and expectations,” Mathern said. “…These are all things that we have gone through a design process with the downtown working group to address those design elements. There have been questions raised by various entities as to whether these issues have been settled, so we would like to provide the information so that we can make that determination and then move forward with amending those items if necessary.

A rendering of Dickinson Town Square shows what the structure will look like during a warm season.

Contribution / JLG Architects

Several concerns have been raised at previous Town of Dickinson public meetings regarding the size and access of the stage and whether it meets the requirements of the various groups that may be performing in Downtown Square.

“…It is designed to accommodate many events, including small events that will happen spontaneously, such as children performing daily on stage up to some sort of large concert that thousands of people can attend,” Mathern mentioned . “As we consider these types of events and the requirements of these events, we are looking at some of the requirements of some of the bands that have played at First on First events.”

Some of these bands playing during the First on First Summer Concert Series require a 30 foot by 25 foot 3 foot high stage, a 16 foot by 24 foot stage, or a 30 foot by 40 foot stage of 4 feet tall. Mathern noted that many of these requirements will be “temporarily met.”

“For a large group that requires a stage that is 30ft by 40ft and 4ft high, you may need to bring a portable stage and place it above your stage. It may be difficult to understand, but the situation is that this is a specially designed outdoor scene; it is open 24/7. It’s not really safe to have a 4ft stage in a public place,” he said, adding, “And so it was never intended to always be available for a national band. itinerant.

JLG Architects strives to provide a scene that will accommodate 80% of city activity and meet the necessary requirements. Currently, the stage is approximately 41 feet by 20 feet deep and 16 inches tall. There are 2 additional feet at the front of the stage which are provided for steps.

The architectural firm is seeking to meet with the owner’s design team, or anyone the city would like to appoint for this interaction, to review the requirements, discuss decisions made early in the process, and determine whether those decisions were appropriate or necessary. be adjusted. JLG Architects is not asking for any compensation for this, Mathern said, adding that if changes were to be made to the construction documents, the company would offer to do so in a second phase.

Other scheduled discussion topics

The City of Dickinson Public Safety Center is pictured.

The City of Dickinson Public Safety Center, pictured above, houses the city’s fire and police departments. The city is currently in discussions about how a future public safety training center will benefit local emergency responders and what that site will look like.

Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press

The March 1 meeting will also include a special assessment update on the 2022 Plant and Overlay Report, an opening of bids for the expansion of the Dickinson City Mausoleum, and a presentation of the Minnesota-based architecture firm LEO A DALY as well as city commentary. fire and police services.

At previous town of Dickinson town hall meetings, commissioners and town staff have discussed what they envisioned for the public safety training center. The commission authorized an architectural and exploration fee of $30,000 to recover data on what this project might look like.

The estimated $19 million project – which is subject to change during planning and design – would be a fully funded public safety training center that includes training for police and firefighters and a firing range domestic audience, Winningham said in a previous post.

“These are all pre-decision pieces of information and we asked the architects and the contractor to look at different types of phases and whether we can phase out the process,” Winningham said, adding, “We also took into consider the location of the site, which is our current fire training area just south of Eighth and State.

The architects examined similar public safety training facilities in Minnesota and Michigan with this model of public recreation in mind. The city is also considering conducting its own public inquiry to determine the extent of the need for an indoor shooting range.

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