By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUNMEREDITH — The town may accept up to $887,050 in unanticipated funds from several sources, including the $182,156 supplemental highway block grant signed into law by Gov. Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Monday to accept the money. Other unexpected funding includes $300,000 from the U.S. Forest Service Community Forest Fund, $250,000 through the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), $107,500 from the state Department of Environmental Services’ Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund, $20,000 from the NH Moose Plate Program, and $8,000 from Turn Up The Heat. There also is $4,600 associated with the Pathways Nature Trail, $1,250 with Pathways Maps, $2,174 with Community Center Kids Programs, $870 with the Community Center, $500 in general assistance programs, and a family gift of $10,000. A committee appointment rounds out the agenda.
August 18, 2017 07:41 UTC
In “The Unfolding Tragedy of Climate Change in Bangladesh” (published on the Scientific American website) Robert Glennon writes:“A three-foot rise in sea level would submerge almost 20% of the entire country and displace more than 30 million people. The infrastructure required for 20 industrial towns will probably require the government to invest about $20 billion. Burning fossil fuels is what caused the crisis of rising sea levels, so it makes sense that fossil fuels should be taxed to raise money for adaptation to rising sea levels. Creating industrial cities is not just a matter of building infrastructure; private capital will be required to set up factories in the new cities. Once industrial cities have been created, and foreign capital has been attracted to Bangladesh to finance new factories, Bangladeshis who lose their land to rising sea levels will naturally move to the new industrial cities to find employment.
August 18, 2017 07:21 UTC
As river banks eroded and floodwaters broke through the embankments, people scrambled to save their homes and belongings. Abu Hossain, 60, said he was resting in his home at Chargorok Mondol village on Saturday afternoon when he heard a loud noise. The road connecting Fulbari to Kurigram was gone in a glance, said Abdul Khalek of Charboroloi village. Fulbari Upazila Executive Officer Debendranath Urao said the floodwaters are starting to recede and people are returning to their homes. "The Upazila administration has been running a kitchen for distributing Khichuri among flood victims.
August 18, 2017 07:18 UTC
ALTON — New Hampshire artist Margery Thomas-Mueller will open an exhibit of her new work on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Red Dot, an alternate space in Alton. The Red Dot is located at 74 Drew Hill Road, Alton. Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery joins the Red Dot in presenting this exhibit. The exhibit at the Red Dot alternate space will be up through Sept. 3. Large pieces by Margery Thomas-Mueller will be on display in Alton, with a reception on Aug. 26.
August 18, 2017 07:07 UTC
Bangladesh is building a link to sell 100 GB/s bandwidth to Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam, and talks are on with India to connect Bhutan to a 2.5 GB/s line. Bangladesh gets 300 GB/s bandwidth from the 19,000km long SEA-ME-WE-4 cable that connects a large area along the southern edge of the continent. Meanwhile Bangladesh exports 10 GB/s bandwidth to Tripura. Bhutan initially wants 2.5 GB/s bandwidth, which might increase later. Currently Bangladesh charges India $10,000 per GB/s, and India wants this to be lowered to less than $9,000.
August 18, 2017 06:45 UTC
The time for filing the documents had ended on Thursday, but applications will still be accepted on Saturday, Hajj Office Director Md Saiful Islam told bdnews24.com. Bangladesh authorities had sought an extension until Monday. But complications in securing visa, increased rent and guide fees have led to cancellation of 29 flights from Bangladesh to Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities issued visas for 122,422 people during the official period and did not have any pending requests. Biman Bangladesh, the national flag carrier, will continue Hajj flights until Aug 26.
August 18, 2017 06:15 UTC
Golfers in New Hampshire were startled Monday when a llama invaded the Eagle Mountain Golf Course. >> Read more trending newsThe llama, named Noir, escaped from its nearby home to protect a family of ducks from a bear, WGME reported. Noir, owned by Russ Miller, jumped over the electric fence surrounding its paddock and ran 3 miles to the golf course, WGME reported. The animal was captured on the golf course in June and appeared in photos with Jackson police Chief Chris Perley, WGME reported. The bear came calling, and Noir jumped over the [electric] fence and chased after it," Perley told the Conway Daily Sun.
August 18, 2017 05:48 UTC
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August 18, 2017 05:48 UTC
Every year in August, the South Korean and US forces jointly hold military exercises which include the world's largest computer-simulated war games and involve several thousand troops from both countries, reports Efe news. The exercises, which last 12 days, seek to coordinate a response to a possible invasion by North Korea. Despite the defensive nature of the maneuvers, North Korea still criticises the operation every year and considers them as preparations for an attack of Pyongyang. North Korea threatened to attack the US in retaliation to the sanctions imposed by the United Nations over its missile tests, to which US President Donald Trump responded with an unusually fierce tone. The statement, however, did not mention the proposal for a dialogue the South Korean President made in July, which Pyongyang has so far ignored.
August 18, 2017 05:26 UTC
Chris Sununu holds a puppy born from one of the Great Danes rescued from a Wolfeboro mansion in June, while Tona McCarthy, animal cruelty investigator for Pope-Memorial SPCA, holds its foot. Yesterday evening, she joined other representatives of animal rescue organizations and local law enforcement to welcome Governor Chris Sununu to their cause. Of the humane treatment of animals, Sununu said, "It's who we are in the state of New Hampshire, it's part of our culture." In the case of the Great Danes, the cost is likely to reach $500,000, she said, adding that the HSUS has volunteered to cover all of those expenses. Christina Fay, the owner and operator of De La Sang Monde Great Danes, was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal neglect.
August 18, 2017 05:26 UTC
Superintendent Keith Gray cuts the ribbon in front of the Belknap County Corrections Facility during their grand opening ceremony yesterday. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)Keith Gray: Belknap County Corrections Center represents hope for addicts, families at grand openingBy ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUNLACONIA — The chief purpose of the new Belknap County Community Corrections Center is to provide hope for those caught in the terrible cycle of drug abuse, said Belknap County Corrections Superintendent Keith Gray. She said that one day she and her husband realized that their son, for whom they had such high hopes, was an addict and asked me what she should do, said Gray. Also speaking at the dedication ceremony was Belknap County Commission Chairman Dave DeVoy (R-Sanbornton), who chaired the Belknap County Jail Committee, which worked for two-and-a-half years to develop an alternate to a $40 million proposal to build a new jail and then design and build an $8 million facility. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)Visitors toured the front entry and Community Room following the grand opening of the Belknap County Corrections Facility yesterday.
August 18, 2017 05:26 UTC
Police said the Cambrils incident was linked to the van attack in Barcelona. Before the van ploughed into the tree-lined walkway of Las Ramblas, one person was killed in an explosion in a house in a separate town southwest of Barcelona, police said. It was still not clear how many people had been involved in the van attack and other incidents on Thursday. All of Spain is Barcelona.”US President Donald Trump said: “The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help.”He added: “Be tough & strong, we love you!”The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Before Thursday’s attack, government data showed that police had arrested 11 suspected jihadists in the Barcelona area so far this year, more than anywhere else in Spain.
August 18, 2017 04:41 UTC
By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUNMEREDITH — Proponents of a plan to change a property’s use from a motorcycle museum to boat storage say that it would provide an economic and aesthetic benefit to the community. The ZBA has changed the date of its deliberations on the application to allow boat storage at property now housing the American Police Motorcycle Museum from Aug. 24 to Tuesday, Aug. 22. Owner Doug Frederick is looking to relocate the motorcycle museum, and Meredith Marina is looking to purchase the property at 194 Daniel Webster Highway. The town ruled that boat storage was not an allowed use in that zone which meant Frederick had to seek a special exception from the zoning board. “We love it here.”The property where the motorcycle museum is located is the former home of Burlwood Antiques.
August 18, 2017 04:41 UTC
The Chittagong University (CU) is planning to introduce “Bangabandhu Chair” to carry out extensive research on different aspects of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s life and his activities, sources say. “It (Bangabandhu Chair) is a fellowship where PhD or MPhil pursuers will get the opportunity to conduct research on the life and works of Bangabandhu,” acting Registrar Prof Dr Kamrul Huda told Dhaka Tribune. He said the university would look after the chair while the chair’s in-charge would monitor the overall research and activities of the researchers. The decision to introduce the chair has been welcomed by teachers, students and university officials. Prof Dr Md Rashed-un-Nabi, also the CU Bangabandhu Parishad’s chief, said the decision was a milestone in the university’s history.
August 18, 2017 04:30 UTC
The move comes after a protracted war of words between the company and its founders and some former executives, who were unhappy with various decisions taken by the board. The founders, who still own 12.75 percent of the firm, had questioned a pay rise granted to Sikka and the size of severance payouts given to others, including its former finance head Rajiv Bansal. Infosys said UB Pravin Rao, its chief operating officer, had been named as interim managing director and chief executive. Sikka was named executive vice-chairman. Infosys shares fell 7.1 percent to a more than one-month low of 948.25 rupees at 0945 IST.
August 18, 2017 04:18 UTC