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          MSU alumnus James Kraska returns Oct. 15 for Global Engagement Fellow presentation      Cache   Translate Page      

MSU Global Engagement Fellow James Kraska, chairman and Howard S. Levie Professor in the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, is returning to his alma mater to share findings from his recently published book, "The Free Sea: The American Fight for Freedom of the Sea."


          Alex Spanos, Chargers owner and businessman, dies at 95      Cache   Translate Page      

STOCKTON, Calif. >> Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died today. He was 95.


          Maintenance Mechanic - Stockton, CA - CRH-Oldcastle - Stockton, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Production Laborer - Stockton, CA - CRH-Oldcastle - Stockton, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Machine Operator - Stockton, CA - CRH-Oldcastle - Stockton, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Alex Spanos, Chargers owner and businessman, dies at 95      Cache   Translate Page      

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95. The Chargers announced Spanos’ death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92. After building a nationwide construction empire based in Stockton, […]
          Rychel Scores First Goal of the Season and Foo, Quine & Klimchuk Record Multi-Point Efforts During Opening Weekend      Cache   Translate Page      
RecordsLast Week's Record: 0-1-1-0, 1 pointOverall Record: 0-1-1-0, 0.250 Points Percentage, 5th in the Pacific DivisionLast Week's Result... - AHL Stockton Heat
          Comment on Strong policy differences emerge between AD15 candidates Jovanka Beckles and Buffy Wicks by counterthought      Cache   Translate Page      
That surplus in turn was created by yet another progressive tax, and a booming economy for a state that lives and dies by its dependence on capital gains. Not to mention another gas tax. You actually confirm my point. The state is insatiable in its appetite to seek new sources of income trough taxes. It will never cut back and its programs are rife with failure.... Having a surplus is not the metric for success. Surpluses only happen when you tax its people. The metric is a failed state where the high school drop out rate in rural counties is 5 times the national average. Where Calpers has been used to excess by the unions and now cities like Berkeley will face consequences similar to Stockton, San Bernardo, and Santa Cruz. Our cities are a cesspool where squatters defecate on the streets in broad daylight and Heroin users inject on the sidewalks. The question is when does the liberal say... the promises have failed and we need a new approach
          Truck Driver Student      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-Stockton, Pay starts at $16.09 Logistics done differently. The XPO Logistics Freight (LTL) Driver Sales Representative Student (DSR Student) Program is an intensive twelve module training program consisting of classroom education and hands-on driving experience. As a DSR Student, you will work as a dock worker for a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of classroom training, which can last up to 90 days in
          Review of polling stations across Stockton Council      Cache   Translate Page      
PEOPLE are being encouraged to share their views on polling districts ahead of next year’s elections.
          Alex Spanos, exdueño de los Chargers, muere a los 95 años      Cache   Translate Page      

Alex Spanos, el hijo de inmigrantes griegos que usó la fortuna que amasó en la construcción y bienes raíces para adquirir a los Chargers en 1984, falleció el martes. Tenía 95 años.

Los Chargers anunciaron el deceso de Spanos el martes. Faye Spanos, su esposa, falleció en agosto a los 92 años.

Tras erigir un emporio de la construcción con sede en Stockton, su ciudad natal en el norte de California, Spanos hizo su ambición de ser dueño de una franquicia de la NFL al adquirir la mayoría de las acciones de los Chargers de San Diego a Gene Klein en 1984 por casi 50 millones de dólares. Terminó apoderándose de casi todas las acciones del equipo, salvo un tres por ciento.

El comisionado de la NFL Roger Goodell elogió a Spanos como "una historia de éxito, propulsada por una ética inagotable de trabajo que fue inspirada por su humilde comienzo”.

"Alex se convirtió en uno de los empresarios más exitosos del país, pero nunca olvidó sus raíces y el deber de ayudar a los demás”, añadió Goodell en un comunicado.

Spanos había estado alejado de la administración diaria de los Chargers desde 1994, cuando traspasó la responsabilidad a Dean Spanos, su hijo mayor.

Dean Spanos decidió mudar a los Chargers de San Diego a Los Ángeles el año pasado.

El equipo anunció en 2008 que Alex Spanos padecía de demencia, y eventualmente dejó de acudir a los partidos.

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          Sandwich Seller to Billionaire Businessman: Alex Spanos Passes Away at 95 Years Old      Cache   Translate Page      

The son of Greek immigrants and a self-made billionaire, Alex G. Spanos of Stockton, California,…

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          Receptionist      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-Stockton, Looking for a entry-level receptionist to cover a leave of absence in Stockton. Responsibilities: Duties will include, but not limited to: Answering multi-line phones Taking detailed messages Filing Other tasks as assigned Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Skills: Experience in an office setting Attention to detail Microsoft Office Education: High School Experience: Entry Level Qualifications: Must
          [$$$] [Crane Operator] Crane Operator!!!!!!! - Trillium Construction      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Nate Diaz Reebok UFC 230 Stockton Snapback Cap      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Report: Dustin Poirier is injured and off UFC 230 against Nate Diaz      Cache   Translate Page      

Hours after the UFC moved to improve its UFC 230 card in Madison Square Garden, the most anticipated fight of the night is off.

Lightweight Dustin Poirier, who was to fight Stockton’s Nate Diaz in a co-main-event, has withdrawn, according to several reports, with an undisclosed injury.

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          Report: Dustin Poirier is injured and off UFC 230 against Nate Diaz      Cache   Translate Page      

Hours after the UFC moved to improve its UFC 230 card in Madison Square Garden, the most anticipated fight of the night is off.

Lightweight Dustin Poirier, who was to fight Stockton’s Nate Diaz in a co-main-event, has withdrawn, according to several reports, with an undisclosed injury.

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          Alex Spanos Legacy Felt In Stockton      Cache   Translate Page      
Spanos spent most of his life giving back to the community both in Sacramento and in Stockton where he was born and went to school.
          Report: Dustin Poirier is injured and off UFC 230 against Nate Diaz      Cache   Translate Page      

Hours after the UFC moved to improve its UFC 230 card in Madison Square Garden, the most anticipated fight of the night is off.

Lightweight Dustin Poirier, who was to fight Stockton’s Nate Diaz in a co-main-event, has withdrawn, according to several reports, with an undisclosed injury.

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          Report: Dustin Poirier is injured and off UFC 230 against Nate Diaz      Cache   Translate Page      

Hours after the UFC moved to improve its UFC 230 card in Madison Square Garden, the most anticipated fight of the night is off.

Lightweight Dustin Poirier, who was to fight Stockton’s Nate Diaz in a co-main-event, has withdrawn, according to several reports, with an undisclosed injury.

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          Report: Dustin Poirier is injured and off UFC 230 against Nate Diaz      Cache   Translate Page      

Hours after the UFC moved to improve its UFC 230 card in Madison Square Garden, the most anticipated fight of the night is off.

Lightweight Dustin Poirier, who was to fight Stockton’s Nate Diaz in a co-main-event, has withdrawn, according to several reports, with an undisclosed injury.

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          Report: Dustin Poirier is injured and off UFC 230 against Nate Diaz      Cache   Translate Page      

Hours after the UFC moved to improve its UFC 230 card in Madison Square Garden, the most anticipated fight of the night is off.

Lightweight Dustin Poirier, who was to fight Stockton’s Nate Diaz in a co-main-event, has withdrawn, according to several reports, with an undisclosed injury.

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          Alex Spanos, Chargers owner and businessman, dies at 95      Cache   Translate Page      

STOCKTON, Calif. — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95.

The Chargers announced Spanos' death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92.

After building a nationwide construction empire based in Stockton, his Northern California hometown, Spanos realized a lifelong dream of owning an NFL franchise when he bought controlling interest in the San Diego Chargers from Gene Klein in 1984 for about $50 million. He eventually bought all but 3 percent of the team.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hailed Spanos as "an American success story, driven by a tireless work ethic inspired by his humble beginnings."

"Alex became one of the country's most successful businessmen, but he never forgot his roots and the call to help others," Goodell added in a statement. "Along with Faye, his beloved wife of nearly 70 years, Alex's philanthropic and civic contributions touched many lives throughout California and around the country. He was a marvelous friend and partner whose impact on the NFL will never be forgotten. We all benefited from Alex's compassion, character and zest for football and life."

Spanos hadn't been in charge of day-to-day management of the Chargers since 1994, when he turned over the responsibilities to Dean Spanos, his oldest son. Dean Spanos decided to move the Chargers from San Diego to Los Angeles last year.

The team announced in 2008 that Alex Spanos was suffering from dementia, and he eventually stopped attending games.

"Laura and I send our condolences to the Spanos family on the death of their beloved patriarch, Alex Spanos," former President George W. Bush said in a statement. "Alex was one of a kind. ... He was a wonderful citizen and friend, and the Bush family will miss him."

Born in Stockton on Sept. 28, 1923, Spanos took an unlikely road to NFL ownership. After working in his father's bakery and serving in the Air Force during World War II, Spanos borrowed $800 from a banker to buy a truck from which he sold sandwiches to migrant farm workers in the San Joaquin Valley. He began investing in real estate and started a construction company that mostly built apartment buildings, eventually expanding its footprint across the Sunbelt and Midwest.

Spanos and his wife were generous philanthropists, giving to many causes related to hospitals, universities and youth programs. He gave extensively to the University of the Pacific, his alma mater in Stockton, where the Alex G. Spanos Center houses the Tigers' basketball and volleyball teams.

He was an avid golfer and counted among his friends Bob Hope, Gerald Ford and many prominent politicians. Hope sometimes attended Chargers home games, sitting in Spanos' box.

"Alex Spanos lived the American Dream," former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Twitter. "His incredible story should inspire each and every one of us. As a son of immigrants, he rose from working in his father's bakery to become a titan of real estate and business. But more importantly, he used his money and platform to give back to the world. He was a dear friend and I'll miss him dearly."

During his third season of Chargers ownership, Spanos fired legendary coach Don Coryell after the Chargers started 1-7 in 1986. It took nine seasons for the Chargers to make their first playoff appearance under Spanos' ownership, in 1992.

After then-general manager Bobby Beathard nearly resigned following the 1993 season due to a feud over signing bonuses for free agents, Alex Spanos put Dean in charge of day-to-day operations of the team. With Beathard remaining, the Chargers made their only Super Bowl appearance, a 49-26 loss to San Francisco in January 1995.

It was Alex Spanos who first raised the topic of a new stadium in 2000, just three years after the city expanded Qualcomm by 10,000 seats for the Chargers, touting it as being Super Bowl-quality. The stadium hosted Super Bowls in 1998 and 2003, but the city fell behind on maintenance and it fell out of the Super Bowl rotation.

Alex Spanos wasn't held in warm regard by many San Diego fans and was booed during a halftime ceremony to retire Hall of Famer Dan Fouts' No. 14 in 1988. After that, Alex Spanos didn't participate in similar ceremonies.

The Chargers last year left San Diego, their home of 56 years, and moved north after years of fruitless attempts to secure funding for a new arena to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers are currently in the midst of their second of three seasons playing at StubHub Center in suburban Carson, but they will share a multibillion dollar stadium complex in Inglewood with the Los Angeles Rams upon its completion in 2020.

Spanos is survived by four children, 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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FILE - In this July 14, 1997, file photo, San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos poses in front of the Spanos Park development in Stockton, Calif. Alex Spanos, who used his fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. He was 95. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

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FILE - This is a 1986 file photo showing Alex Spanos. Spanos, who used his fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. He was 95. (AP Photo/File)
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          Alex Spanos, Chargers Owner and Businessman, Dies at 95      Cache   Translate Page      
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95.
          Report: Dustin Poirier is injured and off UFC 230 against Nate Diaz      Cache   Translate Page      

Hours after the UFC moved to improve its UFC 230 card in Madison Square Garden, the most anticipated fight of the night is off.

Lightweight Dustin Poirier, who was to fight Stockton’s Nate Diaz in a co-main-event, has withdrawn, according to several reports, with an undisclosed injury.

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          Report: Dustin Poirier is injured and off UFC 230 against Nate Diaz      Cache   Translate Page      

Hours after the UFC moved to improve its UFC 230 card in Madison Square Garden, the most anticipated fight of the night is off.

Lightweight Dustin Poirier, who was to fight Stockton’s Nate Diaz in a co-main-event, has withdrawn, according to several reports, with an undisclosed injury.

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          Grab your library card to learn digital skills in Europe      Cache   Translate Page      

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from guest author, director of the Ilona Kish, Director of the Public Libraries 2020 Program in Europe.

When you think of your local library, you may recall the memory of getting lost in a good book , or even using a computer for the first time. Today people think of computers and smartphones as ubiquitous–always charged and at their fingertips. But for too many, computers are—to excuse a librarian’s pun—a closed book. For those unable to access or use a computer or smartphone–a whole world is shut off, limiting their access to information and opportunities.

Particularly in Europe, where 44 percent of Europeans lack basic digital skills, libraries are key to providing local tools and programs that teach those foundational skills. To help libraries provide welcoming spaces where people feel safe to learn, Public Libraries 2020 has partnered with Grow with Google in Europe, an initiative that has already helped over 4 million people Europeans grow their skills, and this year further pledged to help 1 million Europeans to find a job or grow their business by 2020.

Now, the Public Libraries 2020/Grow with Google partnership will help Europeans, from students to pensioners learn about digital skills, online safety and computer science. The digital toolkit titled “Libraries Lead with Digital” features ideas for how to run sessions on digital skills, online safety and computer science, and it’s currently in a pilot phase with ten libraries across the UK and Ireland. By helping librarians share ideas and resources with one another, public libraries will be able to run effective sessions that encourage participation from people who would be otherwise hard to reach.


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From youngsters to pensioners: Stockton Central Library hosts sessions on digital skills, online safety and coding utilizing resources from the Libraries Lead with Digital toolkit.

Library staff members in the pilot are helping residents respond to their local challenges. For example, they’re delivering extra trainings in rural areas like Norfolk; while in South Dublin there’s a drive to get more young people into STEM careers, making resources on coding particularly useful. The toolkit will help librarians share their knowledge with their colleagues, taking inspiration from the Google partnership already running with the American Library Association.

We’ve already gotten some inspiring feedback from those ten libraries leading the way in the UK and Ireland. In Stockton, librarian Katherine McDonagh said, “We’re reaching people who wouldn’t usually attend our regular sessions and most importantly showing people that your public library is just as relevant as ever.”

Author Neil Gaiman once described libraries as the “gates to the future.” With this new toolkit, Google and Public Libraries 2020 can help more people learn the digital skills and knowledge to feel confident as they step into that future, whatever it holds for them.


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          Report: Dustin Poirier is injured and off UFC 230 against Nate Diaz      Cache   Translate Page      

Hours after the UFC moved to improve its UFC 230 card in Madison Square Garden, the most anticipated fight of the night is off.

Lightweight Dustin Poirier, who was to fight Stockton’s Nate Diaz in a co-main-event, has withdrawn, according to several reports, with an undisclosed injury.

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          Preview du Jazz 2018-19 : après la surprise vient le plus dur, l’heure de la confirmation      Cache   Translate Page      

S’il y a bien une équipe qui a séduit un paquet d’observateurs la saison passée, c’est le Jazz de Salt Lake City. Avec un effectif jeune et canon, des résultats renversants et un jeu spectaculaire, la Team Utah repart à l’attaque avec un groupe quasiment inchangé : l’heure de valider la surprise de l’an dernier. Résumé des transferts de l’été Ils sont arrivés : Grayson Allen, Naz Mitrou-Long, Jairus Lyles. Ils ont prolongé : Raul Neto, Derrick Favors, Dante Exum. Ils sont partis : Jonas Jerebko, David Stockton Sauf cuvée exceptionnelle, du genre il y a deux ans quand Joe Johnson et Boris Diaw étaient arrivés, l’été du Jazz est généralement calme […]

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          Hammons Products Black Walnut      Cache   Translate Page      

Design: Revel Advertising
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Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Hammons Products Company
Location: Springfield
Packaging Contents: Black Walnuts
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Plastic
Printing Process: Flexography

Hammons Black Walnuts Feature Wild Harvest Story in Brand Refresh
Stockton, MO- Hammons Products Company located in Stockton, Missouri is the world’s largest processor / packager of Black Walnuts and recently underwent a brand refresh with a new package design.

The new packaging, which will hit retail stores this fall, showcases a brighter color palette than their traditional black packaging and features information that promotes the distinctive attributes of Black Walnuts. “There are several factors that differentiate Black Walnuts from English Walnuts and other nuts, and we wanted to showcase all of those unique features with a new, creative retail package design that will stand out on the shelves,” says Jacob Basecke, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Hammons Products. “Black Walnuts are well positioned in today’s consumer trends. They are grown and sourced from the wild, have more protein than all other tree nuts, and are acclaimed by some of the world’s top chefs for their distinctive, complex flavors. It’s the perfect time to introduce Black Walnuts in a new, fresh way.”

The new packaging is white with “Black Walnuts” written in bold black. The packaging features half of a Black Walnut in its natural, green hull as it looks while it’s growing on the tree before it’s harvested. A window into the packaging makes up the other half of the Black Walnut, not only giving consumers a peek inside the packaging, but also at the Black Walnut, so they can see what the product looks like. Surrounding the image are characteristic call outs in a hand-written font that mirrors what one could imagine is a chef’s notebook, describing the attributes that make the Black Walnut stand out among other nut products (as discussed above). The back of the packaging tells the story behind Black Walnuts and introduces the consumer to the People of the Harvest. These are actual harvesters who pick up this wild crop each year. By reading the story of the harvest and the experience of the harvesters involved, the consumer is drawn a little closer to the source and is provided with the connection they’re looking for.

Harvesting, processing, and distribution of Black Walnuts is done primarily by Hammons Products Company, who has been in operation for over 70 years and is still a family-owned company. The main marketing emphasis for Black Walnuts has traditionally been showcasing it as an ingredient nut in fall/holiday baking and cooking. Today, in addition to more year-round usage, recent research on the health benefits of Black Walnuts shows them to be a beneficial addition to a healthy diet for a variety of reasons. These findings unpackage the potential for new markets and new consumers, giving Hammons another reason to update the packaging.

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          (USA-CA-Stockton) Warehouse Worker - Night shift      Cache   Translate Page      
Warehouse Worker - Night shift at LKQ Corporation Date Posted: 10/10/2018 Apply Not ready to Apply? Job Description As a part of our continued growth we are looking for dedicated and passionate Warehouse Associates with Forklift experience. As a Warehouse Associate you will be responsible for general labor, warehouse maintenance, safely loading, and unloading of parts with the use of a pallet jack, hand truck, or forklift. The Warehouse Associate will also be responsible for maintaining excellent customer service to internal and external customers always. We are seeking candidates who are extremely motivated and are excited about the opportunity to support all operational processes and procedures. If you like growth and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals, you'll enjoy a career with us! Essential Job Duties: + Load, unload, pick, put away, consolidate, stack and stage products and materials using a forklift, pallet jack, or other power equipment + Follow specific work instructions and best practices to safely and accurately complete daily work assignments and record indirect time in a timely manner + Record receipts to appropriate forms and/or log books. + Verify that proper documentation is attached + Support all operational processes and procedures to ensure value to the customer and compliance with all LKQ policies, customer requirements and federal/state/local regulations + Assists with physical inventories and cycle counts, ensuring proper stock rotation + Inspect each pallet and or case for proper quantities, items brands, and lot codes (as applicable) damages and follow any special instructions on Work Assignment Form and /or additional documentation + Communicate problems, concerns and ideas to management. Identify process improvements. + Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area + Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety. + Participate in all assigned training programs and adhere to all guidelines + Perform forklift duties, and learn to containerize basic loads. + Develop and maintain excellent customer service to internal and external customers always. + Assist in various warehouse maintenance tasks, including sweeping floors, storing equipment, etc. + Performs other duties as assigned. Company Overview:LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!We offer:* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)?* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program* Tuition Reimbursement* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career Apply Not ready to Apply? Share With https://www.jobs.net/jobs/lkqcorp/en-us/job/United-States/Warehouse-Worker-Night-shift/J3T56Y6TW2W75QFXH1S/ Warehouse Worker - Night shift Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: Stockton, CA + Job Type: Warehouse + Experience: Not Specified + Date Posted: 10/10/2018
          Universal Basic Income Has Been Tried Before. It Didn’t Work.      Cache   Translate Page      
On 10.09.18 06:50 AM posted by Vijay Menon Those calling for a government-funded universal basic income*are acting as though it’s a hot new idea. It’s not. It’s been tried before—and it didn’t work. In essence, universal basic income—also known as guaranteed minimum income—provides cash payments to all citizens, regardless of need. Advocates range from tech billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg to libertarian scholar Charles Murray. Some U.S. cities are trying out the idea themselves. The city of Stockton, California, will begin a privately funded, 18-month pilot (http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/basic-income-experiment-stockton-details-about-trial-2018-8) program in early 2019. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel also recently announced a task force (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/12/chicago-sets-up-universal-income-task-force-as-city-seeks-ways-to-tackle-poverty.html) that will consider implementing it there.
          Report: Dustin Poirier is injured and off UFC 230 against Nate Diaz      Cache   Translate Page      

Hours after the UFC moved to improve its UFC 230 card in Madison Square Garden, the most anticipated fight of the night is off.

Lightweight Dustin Poirier, who was to fight Stockton’s Nate Diaz in a co-main-event, has withdrawn, according to several reports, with an undisclosed injury.

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          Event Update For 2018-10-08      Cache   Translate Page      




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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




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2018-10-08 - Man found dead in burning SUV at 3:20 AM at The Creeks Apartments in River Ridge (Louisiana):
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http://wwl.radio.com/articles/cops-find-dead-victim-burning-car-river-ridge
http://twitter.com/MeghanKeeWWL/status/1049276291579633664

Quote: "Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports headquarters received multiple calls around 3:20 Monday morning about a vehicle fire inside the The Creeks Apartments in River Ridge. Members of the Jefferson Parish Fire Department were called out to extinguish the fire. Inside, the vehicle an unidentified victim was found sitting  on the driver’s side unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene."

Quote: "The body in River Ridge was the first of two recovered by the Sheriff's Office on Monday. An unidentified man was found floating on the Jefferson Parish side of the 17th Street Canal, just south of Pump Station No. 6 in Old Metairie around 10 a.m., Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said."

2018-10-08 - RV goes up in flames and kills man and woman at 3 AM in Mills (Wyoming):
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Second-person-dies-after-RV-fire-in-Mills-13293688.php
http://www.myplainview.com/news/article/Second-person-dies-after-RV-fire-in-Mills-13293688.php
http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Second-person-dies-after-RV-fire-in-Mills-13293688.php
http://trib.com/news/local/casper/second-person-dies-after-rv-fire-in-mills/article_57a1745a-31f1-5ef3-816a-dc3544ae3c3f.html
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/wyoming/articles/2018-10-09/second-person-dies-after-rv-fire-in-mills
http://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/1-dead-in-trailer-home-fire-in-Mills-13291021.php
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/1-dead-in-trailer-home-fire-in-Mills-13291021.php
http://k2radio.com/natrona-county-coroner-reports-second-death-after-mills-fire/

Quote: "The Natrona County Coroner's Office says a second person has died as a result of a motor home fire in Mills early Monday morning."

Note: This is the 441st RV to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 16th deadly RV fire in 2018...

2018-10-08 - RV trailer goes up in flames just before 6 AM and kills person on Pooh Lane in Dameron (West Virginia):
http://wchstv.com/news/local/one-dead-after-camper-trailer-fire-in-raleigh-county
http://wvah.com/news/local/one-dead-after-camper-trailer-fire-in-raleigh-county

2018-10-08 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills woman near Riceville (Tennessee):
http://www.dailypostathenian.com/news/article_54b384d0-32fd-5442-b090-0c6d496e7840.html

Quote: "When they arrived, they found a camper on fire and were able to extinguish it, but the body of a woman — identified as Brenda Sue Combs, 59 — was found inside the camper."

2018-10-08 - Canada's largest refinery rocked by explosion and fire in coastal Saint John (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/explosion-fire-saint-john-oil-refinery-1.4854460
http://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/08/explosion-reported-at-irving-oils-st-john-refinery-candads-largest.html
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/no-serious-injuries-after-explosion-fire-at-canadas-largest-oil-refinery-2018-10-08
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/10/08/irving-oil-confirms-major-incident-at-saint-john-nb-oil-refinery.html
http://www.streetinsider.com/Commodities/Reports+of+Explosion%2C+Fire+at+Irving+Oil+Refinery+in+Saint+John/14683218.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/explosion-fire-saint-john-oil-refinery-1.4854460
http://www.pressherald.com/2018/10/08/explosion-shakes-irving-refinery-in-new-brunswick/
http://globalnews.ca/video/4526625/explosion-reported-at-irving-oil-in-new-brunswick
http://canoe.com/news/national/possible-explosion-at-irving-oil-refinery-in-saint-john-n-b
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN1MI1JV-OCATP

Quote: "Irving Oil Ltd., which owns and operates the 320,000-barrel-a-day refinery, reported the 'major incident' Monday morning, while local media said witnesses reported a 'bed-shaking explosion' followed by a large fire. Video images of the scene showed flames several stories high shooting up from the plant, along with tall plumes of white and black smoke."

2018-10-08 - Hurricane Michael strengthens, takes aim at the Florida Panhandle, evacuations ensue in Florida, Georgia and Alabama:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45806599
http://www.islandpacket.com/news/business/article219713290.html
http://www.bradenton.com/news/weather/hurricane/article219711845.html
http://wjla.com/news/nation-world/major-hurricane-michael-nearing-cat-4-strength
http://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tropical-storm-hurricane-michael-florida/index.html
http://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2018-10-09-major-hurricane-michael-gulf-coast-florida-georgia-carolinas
http://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/hurricane-michael-path-evacuation-florida-storm-surge-weather-forecast-today-2018-live-updates/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro-nq8rwKiM

Quote: "Worried meteorologists now expect a strengthening Hurricane Michael to slam into the Florida Panhandle as one of the worst storms in the region's history. The National Hurricane Center's late Tuesday forecast predicted the storm would approach the central Panhandle region Wednesday as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds around 130 mph (210 kph)."

Quote: "In its bulletin, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said: 'Some further strengthening is expected overnight and on Wednesday, and Michael is forecast to become a category four hurricane before it makes landfall.'"

Quote: "A Category 4 or stronger hurricane has never made landfall on the Florida Panhandle."




2018-10-08 - Pallet business heavily damaged by fire in Memphis (Tennessee), nobody there:
http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/breaking-news-pallet-fire-spreads-to-business-on-s-third-street/1508426071
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2018/10/08/crews-respond-massive-fire-south-third-street/
http://wreg.com/2018/10/08/fire-crews-putting-out-two-alarm-fire-in-south-memphis/

Quote: "This is not the first fire at this business. Another 2 alarm fire broke out in May of this year."

2018-10-08 - Pesticide company damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Tampa (Florida), 1 injured:
http://www.wfla.com/news/hillsborough-county/hillsborough-county-fire-rescue-on-scene-of-explosion-at-pesticide-company/1508008780

2018-10-08 - Warehouse heavily damaged by explosion and fire at 6:40 AM in Inkster (Canada):
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/explosion-rocks-inkster-warehouse-495996461.html

2018-10-08 - Fertilizer factory heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107701162/Explosion-heard-as-fire-rips-through-Ravensdown-fertiliser-factory-in-Christchurch
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12139414

2018-10-08 - Passenger boat 'Grand Sun' bursts into flame at 2:36 AM in coastal Chandeleur Sound (Louisiana):
http://www.wdsu.com/article/coast-guard-rescues-four-people-from-boat-that-caught-fire-in-chandeleur-sound/23646065
http://katc.com/news/covering-louisiana/2018/10/08/coast-guard-rescues-four-from-burning-boat-in-chandeleur-sound/
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/us/ap/coast-guard-helicopter-rescues-after-boat-burns/article_62bc86e8-0dfd-5ddb-854a-c463c521cc6b.html
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/national_international/coast-guard-helicopter-rescues-after-boat-burns/article_7db9c6b7-aa9a-5270-ac9b-07e28dbe175a.html
http://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/10/08/coasties-rescue-four-passengers-from-boat-set-ablaze-off-louisiana-coast/
http://gcaptain.com/crewboat-grand-sun-catches-fire-off-louisiana-photos/
http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/article219699350.html

2018-10-08 - Two boats and five boathouses go up in flames in coastal Everett (Washington):
http://q13fox.com/2018/10/08/boathouse-burns-at-the-port-of-everett/
http://komonews.com/news/local/boathouse-fire-sends-plume-of-smoke-towering-over-everett-waterfront
http://www.heraldnet.com/news/boat-burns-on-everett-waterfront/

2018-10-08 - Boat bursts into flame at marina on Lake Erie in Dunkirk (New York):
http://www.post-journal.com/news/local-news/2018/10/fishing-boat-destroyed-in-fire-near-dunkirk-pier/
http://www.observertoday.com/news/page-one/2018/10/fishing-boat-destroyed-in-fire-near-city-pier/
http://www.observertoday.com/news/page-one/2018/10/boat-destroyed-in-fire-near-city-pier/
http://buffalonews.com/2018/10/08/dunkirk-firefighters-extinguish-burning-boat/
http://www.chautauquatoday.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=25&id=272835

2018-10-08 - Two boats destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Barnegat (New Jersey):
http://newjersey.news12.com/story/39256327/video-fire-destroys-two-boats-docked-in-barnegat
http://ocscanner.news/2018/10/08/boat-fire-barnegat/

Note: These are the 978th, 979th, 980th, 981st, 982nd and 983rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-08 - School bus bursts into flame on road in Monona County (Iowa):
http://ktiv.com/2018/10/08/37376/
http://www.siouxlandproud.com/news/local/bus-catches-on-fire-in-west-monona_20181009033738/1508911066
http://ktiv.com/2018/10/09/fire-that-destroyed-west-monona-school-bus-remains-under-investigation/
http://www.siouxlandproud.com/news/local/west-monona-bus-fire-near-castana-ia_20181009164620/1510081541

Note: This is the 155th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 573rd bus to burn in 2018...

2018-10-08 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the A39 near Treluswell (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:
http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2706033/photos-double-decker-bus-fire-on-a39/
http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/first-bus-launch-investigation-double-2085990
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/16967748.live-updates-on-double-decker-bus-fire-at-treluswell-falmouth/
http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-10-08/bus-fire-closes-main-road-between-truro-and-falmouth/
http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/eyewitness-describes-double-decker-bus-2085209
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/16968172.watch-a-double-decker-bus-engulfed-in-flames-near-treluswell/

Note: This is the 574th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Cumberland Parkway in Pulaski County (Kentucky):
http://www.wtvq.com/2018/10/08/semi-truck-fire-shuts-cumberland-parkway/
http://dailylex.com/semi-truck-fire-shuts-down-cumberland-parkway/
http://snewsi.com/id/18479978281/Semi-truck-fire-shuts-down-Cumberland-Parkway

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-77 in Statesville (North Carolina):
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/i-77-southbound-shut-down-as-firefighters-battle-raging-tractor-trailer-fire/849120702
http://www.statesville.com/news/tractor-trailer-blaze-shuts-down-i--in-statesville/article_32ae0d2c-cb3a-11e8-ad7c-734ef70c02ca.html
http://www.wccbcharlotte.com/2018/10/08/video-captures-tractor-trailer-engulfed-in-flames-on-i-77/
http://www.wbtv.com/video/2018/10/08/tractor-trailer-fire-off-i-statesville/
http://www.facebook.com/StatesvilleRL/posts/10155798090702423
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNq6FGWUbXw

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Ohio Turnpike near Sandusky (Ohio):
http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Semi-fire-ties-up-Turnpike-traffic-for-hours-495913491.html

2018-10-08 - Tractor, UTV, grain wagon, 400 bales of hay and barn destroyed by fire at 11:34 PM in Rushford (Minnesota):
http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/local/winona-police-calls-for-monday-oct-four-men-caught-urinating/article_f426cee3-91ad-5512-bf50-d4071e67e4be.html

Quote: "11:34 p.m. — A Rushford man, 69, reported a barn fire on Brandywine Road in Rushford that destroyed a grain wagon, tractor, Polaris Ranger, seeder and 400 large square hay bails. Damage is estimated at $125,000. Wilson and Rushford fire departments responded to the blaze."

2018-10-08 - Tractor bursts into flame in the Park View area in coastal Wick (Scotland):
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1581223/fire-crews-called-out-in-wick-after-tractor-reported-on-fire/

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on road in Pandy (Britain):
http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/16971422.lorry-carrying-fertiliser-catches-fire-in-pandy/
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/regional/16971422.lorry-carrying-fertiliser-catches-fire-in-pandy/
http://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/news/regional/16971422.lorry-carrying-fertiliser-catches-fire-in-pandy/
http://www.newslocker.com/en-uk/region/herefordshire/lorry-carrying-fertiliser-catches-fire-in-pandy/

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer full of trash bursts into flame at waste site in Rotorua (New Zealand), near Lake Rotorua:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503438&objectid=12139602

Note: These are the 2160th, 2161st, 2162nd, 2163rd, 2164th, 2165th and 2166th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-08 - Garbage truck and forklift destroyed by fire in park in Canning Town area in coastal London (Britain):
http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/fire-breaks-out-in-tarling-road-canning-town-1-5727197

2018-10-08 - Box truck bursts into flame at Shrewsbury Railway Station in Shrewsbury (Britain):
http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/67308
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2018/10/09/lorry-fire-outside-shrewsbury-train-station/
http://www.shropshirelive.com/news/2018/10/09/firefighters-called-to-lorry-fire-at-shrewsbury-railway-station/
http://twitter.com/bowbrookshrew/status/1049383790802546690/photo/1

2018-10-08 - RV bursts into flame on Fremont Street in Stockton (California):
http://www.recordnet.com/news/20181008/no-injuries-in-rv-fire
http://rvtravel.com/fire-destroys-rv-near-stockton-ca-city-hall/

Note: This is the 442nd RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-08 - Campervan bursts into flame on Meeds Road in Burgess Hill (Britain):
http://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/news/lots-of-999-calls-to-campervan-on-fire-in-burgess-hill-1-8661845

2018-10-08 - Van bursts into flame on the A10 between Hoddesdon and Turnford (Britain):
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/three-fire-crews-tackle-a10-2085241

2018-10-08 - Van bursts into flame at 1:46 AM on Southburn Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Southburn Avenue, Hull. Mon 8 Oct 2018 01:46 (No:22525) Van fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-10-08 - Tesla bursts into flame on King Hill Avenue in St. Joseph (Missouri):
http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/hitting-the-off-button-fire-department-deals-with-electric-car/article_d3c0822f-107d-5cac-a785-5a58a873655f.html

Quote: "On Sunday morning, those traveling near King Hill Avenue could spot a Tesla engulfed in flames. Members of the St. Joseph Fire Department responded to the car fire, and while the flames were put out, Bill Lamar, the department’s chief training officer, said dealing with an electric car presented its own difficulties for first responders."

2018-10-08 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Birmingham (Alabama), nobody there:
http://www.cbs42.com/news/local/house-fire-under-investigation-on-avenue-south/1506848548

Quote: "Birmingham Fire Department believes that a car catching on fire started the house fire. No one was inside at the time the fire started and no one was injured."

2018-10-08 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked on Coleridge Street in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/flames-engulf-car-along-stanton-heights-street/848812151

2018-10-08 - Car bursts into flame on the Newport Pell Bridge over Narragansett Bay in coastal Newport (Rhode Island):
http://turnto10.com/news/local/vehicle-fire-closes-newport-pell-bridge
http://www.newportri.com/news/20181008/cause-of-car-fire-on-bridge-uncertain--video
http://patch.com/rhode-island/newport/car-fire-slows-traffic-pell-bridge-newport
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20181008/lanes-reopened-on-newport-pell-bridge-after-vehicle-fire
http://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/east-bay/newport-pell-bridge-closed-in-both-directions-due-to-fire/1507863462

2018-10-08 - Car bursts into flame on I-90 near DeForest (Wisconsin):
http://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Car-fire-I-90-496019641.html
http://www.channel3000.com/news/photos-vehicle-fire-hampers-traffic-on-i-3990-at-county-v/804529290

2018-10-08 - Two cars go up in flames at 12:44 AM on Vineyard Road in Wellington (Britain):
http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/67283
http://www.wrekinnews.co.uk/car-fire-in-wellington-3/

2018-10-08 - Car bursts into flame on the M62 near Huddersfield (Britain):
http://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/live-huddersfield-breaking-news-m62-15251351

2018-10-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame in coastal Inchmore (Scotland):
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1580876/fire-crew-attending-reported-vehicle-fire-in-highlands/

2018-10-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Castle Street in Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49697&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-10-08 - RV trailer bursts into flame, fire spreads, six cars destroyed too, on Newbold Back Lane in Chesterfield (Britain):
http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/pictures-show-devastation-caused-by-caravan-blaze-in-chesterfield-1-9385947

2018-10-08 - Frito Lay plant damaged by fire just before 3 AM in Jonesboro (Arkansas):
http://www.kait8.com/2018/10/08/crews-battle-fire-frito-lay-plant/

2018-10-08 - Food plant destroyed by massive fire in Brampton (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/fire-destroys-brampton-food-plant-1.4854390

2018-10-08 - Plastic factory, mill and six warehouses destroyed by inferno at river port in Mirkadim (Bangladesh):
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2018/10/08/massive-fire-breaks-out-at-munshiganjs-kamalaghat
http://www.banglanews24.com/national/article/71414/Fire-guts-factory-warehouse-in-Munshiganj

2018-10-08 - Large rubbish fire breaks out beneath bridge in coastal Hull (Britain):
http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/live-smoke-billows-fire-under-2082484

2018-10-08 - Three beachfront villas destroyed by fire at 2 AM on the island of Malé (Maldive Islands):
http://maldivesindependent.com/business/water-villas-destroyed-in-fire-141913

2018-10-08 - Home damaged by fire at 3:01 AM in Fort Smith (Arkansas):
http://5newsonline.com/2018/10/08/fort-smith-home-damaged-by-early-morning-fire/

2018-10-08 - Home damaged by fire at 5:35 AM in Colorado Springs (Colorado):
http://gazette.com/news/crews-responding-to-house-fire-near-memorial-park-in-colorado/article_5e0a1806-caf6-11e8-b6bd-5740ad673d3f.html
http://www.kktv.com/content/news/Fire-reported-in-home-near-Memorial-Park-495833661.html

2018-10-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Humphrey Street in Englewood (New Jersey):
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/englewood/2018/10/08/englewood-nj-house-fire-humphrey-street/1564292002/
http://www.northjersey.com/picture-gallery/news/bergen/englewood/2018/10/08/fire-home-humphrey-st-englewood/1564423002/

2018-10-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 2 AM in Jefferson County (Missouri), dog killed:
http://www.kmov.com/news/dog-dies-in-jefferson-county-home-fire/article_b31cc432-cae8-11e8-ba6b-9b536019741c.html

2018-10-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire on West Caton Road in Caton (New York):
http://www.weny.com/story/38188816/multiple-departments-respond-to-caton-house-fire

2018-10-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM on Garvin Avenue in Charleston (West Virginia):
http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Fire-forces-three-people-dog-out-of-home-495810801.html

2018-10-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Houston (Texas), nobody there:
http://www.click2houston.com/news/firefighters-battle-large-house-fire-in-southwest-houston_

2018-10-08 - Home destroyed by fire, another home damaged, on Edison Avenue in Sunbury (Pennsylvania):
http://wnep.com/2018/10/08/homes-in-sunbury-damaged-by-fire/
http://www.dailyitem.com/news/update-fire-spreads-in-second-home-along-edison-ave/article_fb28ace6-cb1a-11e8-abc5-e705b98fa8de.html

2018-10-08 - Duplex damaged by fire at 3:30 AM on Onzaga Street in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):
http://wgno.com/2018/10/08/the-nofd-battles-early-morning-house-fire-on-onzaga-street/

2018-10-08 - Duplex damaged by fire in Sidney (Ohio), nobody there:
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/crews-dealing-with-structure-fire-near-downtown-sidney/vx7sNqhvxHAWi1kZIczSuL/

2018-10-08 - High-rise condo building damaged by electrical fire in Natick (Massachusetts):
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20181008/no-one-injured-in-two-alarm-fire-at-nouvelle-in-natick

2018-10-08 - Vacant home destroyed by fire shortly before 3 AM in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):
http://www.brproud.com/news/local-news/vacant-baton-rouge-home-a-total-loss-after-overnight-fire/1506872898
http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_232d404e-cb11-11e8-ac42-5ba441d14501.html
http://www.wbrz.com/news/early-morning-house-fire-reported-on-education-street

2018-10-08 - Vacant warehouse destroyed by massive blaze, adjacent building damaged, in Hamilton (Ohio):
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/10/08/hamilton-fire-engulfs-warehouse/1564279002/
http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/butler-county/hamilton/multiple-crews-fighting-structure-fire-in-hamilton
http://www.journal-news.com/news/hamilton-fire-destroys-one-building-damages-another/T8uJIwQDPTVZIdoQeYiPNJ/
http://www.wlwt.com/article/fire-crews-battle-warehouse-fire-in-hamilton-several-roads-shut-down/23638838

2018-10-08 - Vacant office building destroyed by huge fire at 2:01 AM at brewery along the Deschutes River in Tumwater (Washington):
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/article219660745.html
http://komonews.com/news/local/3-alarm-fire-burns-offices-near-historic-olympia-brewery
http://q13fox.com/2018/10/08/firefighters-battle-3-alarm-blaze-at-office-building-near-old-olympia-brewery/
http://www.king5.com/article/news/local/massive-fire-burns-at-former-olympia-brewing-complex-in-tumwater/281-601936128




2018-10-08 - Three boys die in the Ganga River in Patna (India):
http://www.uniindia.com/~/three-boys-drown-in-ganga/States/news/1373263.html

2018-10-08 - Three people die in water in Kolkata (India):
http://www.millenniumpost.in/kolkata/3-drown-while-offering-tarpan-1-rescued-322203




2018-10-08 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' and dies on passenger plane, plane returns to Detroit (Michigan):
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2018/10/09/dead-passenger-prompts-delta-flight-return-detroit-metro-airport/1579623002/
http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/oct/09/officials-passenger-dead-after-medical-emergency-p/

Quote: "Spokeswoman Lisa Gass said the Wayne County Airport Authority's Public Safety team responded to a medical emergency on the flight after it returned to the airport just before 11 p.m. Monday. The passenger was determined to have died on board."

2018-10-08 - Man, 53, found dead in swimming pool at home in coastal Palm Bay (Florida):
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/crime/2018/10/09/backyard-pool-drowning-reported-palm-bay/1576775002/
http://mimsflorida.com/backyard-pool-drowning-reported-in-palm-bay/

Quote: "A 53-year-old man was found dead in a backyard pool in Palm Bay late Monday."

2018-10-08 - Man, 25, found dead in Lake Austin on the Colorado River in Austin (Texas):
http://www.fox9.com/news/minnesota-man-missing-after-attending-austin-city-limits-music-festival-in-texas
http://www.startribune.com/search-continues-for-minneapolis-man-missing-in-austin-texas/495863171/
http://cbsaustin.com/news/local/body-found-in-water-on-colorado-river

2018-10-08 - Man, 38, drops dead outside business in coastal Pensacola (Florida):
http://www.pnj.com/story/news/crime/2018/10/08/pensacola-police-investigate-body-found-outside-12-th-avenue-business/1565093002/
http://weartv.com/news/local/ppd-investigates-a-body-found-near-pensacola-international-airport
http://newsradio1620.com/police-investigating-body-found-on-12th-ave/

Quote: "There were no obvious signs of trauma, Wood said, so it does not appear to be foul play."

2018-10-08 - Person drops dead near Dollar General store in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):
http://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/body-found-near-fort-myers-store-under-investigation

2018-10-08 - Man, 19, found dead in the Indian River near coastal Cocoa (Florida):
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/body-found-floating-in-indian-river-near-cocoa
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/crime/2018/10/08/body-spotted-indian-river-near-cocoa/1568377002/
http://www.wesh.com/article/body-found-in-indian-river-lagoon-1539031673/23654449

2018-10-08 - Man found dead in the water near marina in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):
http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/mycity/norfolk/body-found-in-water-near-norfolk-marina/291-601911286
http://wtkr.com/2018/10/08/body-found-in-water-near-norfolks-pretty-lake-marina/
http://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/norfolk/body-pulled-from-the-water-at-bay-point-marina/1506734443
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/body-found-in-water-near-virginia-marina/2018/10/08/d206c2f6-cb12-11e8-ad0a-0e01efba3cc1_story.html

2018-10-08 - Man found dead in shallow in the 17th Street Canal in Old Metairie (Louisiana):
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/10/body_found_in_17th_street_cana_1.html
http://www.fox8live.com/2018/10/08/report-body-found-th-street-canal/
http://wgno.com/2018/10/08/body-found-floating-in-17th-street-canal-near-pumping-station/
http://www.fox8live.com/video/2018/10/08/body-found-th-st-canal/
http://www.facebook.com/NOLAnews/videos/911210125756097/

2018-10-08 - Man found dead in Parker's Lake near Vancleave (Mississippi):
http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Mans-body-found-in-Mississippi-lake-495894071.html
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/mississippi/articles/2018-10-08/missing-mississippi-mans-body-found-in-lake

2018-10-08 - Person found dead in drainage ditch in St. Paul (Minnesota):
http://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-news/badly-decomposed-body-found-in-st-paul-drainage-ditch

2018-10-08 - Man drops dead in jail cell in Roscommon County (Michigan):
http://www.9and10news.com/2018/10/08/inmate-dies-after-being-found-unresponsive-in-roscommon-county-jail-cell/

2018-10-08 - Man, 33, dies while snorkeling near coastal Dahab (Egypt):
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/10/09/0200000000AEN20181009003400320.html

2018-10-08 - Boy, 9, found dead in stream in Phoenix (South Africa):
http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-10-08-boy-9-drowns-in-phoenix-stream/

2018-10-08 - Man, 30 to 40, found dead in condo in coastal Phuket (Thailand):
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30356042




2018-10-08 - Passenger has medical problem on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Bangor (Maine):
http://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/transatlantic-flight-dublin-airport-airport-15255889

Quote: "An American Airlines spokesperson said: 'American Airlines flight 723 from Dublin (DUB) to Philadelphia (PHL), diverted to Bangor (BGR), due to an ill passenger.'"

2018-10-08 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Perth (Australia):
http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2018-10/08/content_65271410.htm
http://www.9news.com.au/2018/10/08/08/18/plane-emergency-landing-malaysia-airlines-perth-medical-incident
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/malaysian-airlines-flight-mh149-diverted-to-perth-airport-ng-b88983845z
http://au.news.yahoo.com/malaysian-airlines-flight-bound-melbourne-forced-make-emergency-landing-234209789.html
http://newstral.com/en/article/en/1108461554/dramatic-moment-paramedics-board-malaysia-airlines-plane-after-medical-emergency-forced-the-flight-to-divert-to-perth-
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1122044.shtml
http://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/101797

Quote: "A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Australia's Victoria state capital Melbourne was forced to land in Perth Airport early Monday, with a medical emergency cited as the reason for the diversion, according to local media."

2018-10-08 - Man, 55, has 'medical emergency', car hits woman, crashes into gas station, in Lawrenceville (Georgia), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/one-dead-one-injured-in-wreck-after-car-slams-into/article_4b96104b-7f73-56ab-b2cd-f8ad4be35050.html
http://www.ajc.com/video/local-video/driver-killed-after-car-runs-off-road-crashes-into-convenience-store/lIMv8sPQjWNnQF4IwETUzL/
http://www.9news.com.au/2018/10/09/13/49/petrol-station-car-crash-atlanta-georgia-united-states-driver-killed
http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/man-dies-after-car-slams-into-gas-station

Quote: "A 55-year-old man died Monday morning after apparently suffering a medical emergency while driving, which caused his car to shoot off the road and slam into a gas station convenience store in Lawrenceville."

2018-10-08 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into home, in Lincoln (Nebraska):
http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Driver-has-medical-emergency-crashes-SUV-into-home--496237341.html

Quote: "Lincoln Fire and Rescue said a medical emergency lead to an SUV crashing into a home on Monday afternoon."

2018-10-08 - Small plane crashes at airport in Rolla (Missouri):
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/small-plane-crashed-at-rolla-airport-pilot-sustained-minor-injuries/1508578057
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/video/small-plane-crashed-at-rolla-airport-pilot-sustained-minor-injuries_20181009025132/1508849946
http://www.therolladailynews.com/news/20181009/mshp-investigating-plane-crash-at-rolla-downtown-airport
http://www.phelpscountyfocus.com/news/article_d2a447f8-cbbf-11e8-b040-3bff058424b1.html

2018-10-08 - Small plane crashes into residential area in Midrand (South Africa), 2 killed:
http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-10-08-two-dead-in-light-plane-crash-in-midrand/
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/2-people-killed-after-light-aircraft-crashes-in-midrand-20181008
http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-10-08-im-still-shaking-eyewitness-describes-the-moment-crashed-plane-flew-just-metres-above-his-head/
http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-10-08-two-killed-after-plane-crashes-into-midrand-garden/
http://www.dailysun.co.za/News/National/two-killed-in-plane-crash-20181008-3
http://ewn.co.za/2018/10/08/video-2-fatalities-after-plane-crashes-in-midrand
http://www.enca.com/news/two-killed-midrand-plane-crash

2018-10-08 - Two tractor trailers crash at 6:20 AM, fire erupts, on I-95 in coastal Palm Coast (Florida), 1 killed:
http://www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wndb-news/fatal-accident-snarls-traffic-on-i-95-in-palm-coast/
http://www.news4jax.com/traffic/fhp-semi-driver-dies-in-fiery-pileup-on-i-95-in-flagler-county

2018-10-08 - Two tractor trailers crash on I-95 in Colleton County (South Carolina):
http://www.counton2.com/news/local-news/two-tractor-trailers-collide-in-colleton-co-on-i-95-northbound/1507032110

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer crashes shortly before 4:30 AM, bursts into flame, on I-40 near the Tennessee River near Camden (Tennessee):
http://www.newschannel5.com/news/truck-hauling-pigs-wrecks-catches-fire-in-decatur-county

Quote: "The incident was reported shortly before 4:30 a.m. at mile marker 121, just west of the Tennessee River."

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns on Highway 58 near Worley (Idaho):
http://www.kulr8.com/story/39252214/semi-spills-fertilizer-after-crashing-on-highway-58-near-worley

2018-10-08 - Minivan lightly hits car, bursts into flame, on I-95 in coastal Greenland (New H
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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2018-10-08 - Man found dead in burning SUV at 3:20 AM at The Creeks Apartments in River Ridge (Louisiana):
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/10/man_found_in_burning_suv_in_ri.html
http://www.fox8live.com/2018/10/09/report-man-found-burning-suv-river-ridge-died-smoke-inhalation-burns/
http://www.wdsu.com/article/one-person-found-dead-in-car-fire/23638799
http://wgno.com/2018/10/08/man-found-dead-inside-burning-car-in-river-ridge-apartment-complex/
http://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/jefferson/person-found-dead-inside-burning-car-at-river-ridge-apartments/289-601918659
http://www.wwltv.com/video/news/jpso-investigating-body-found-in-river-ridge-car-fire/289-8275044
http://wwl.radio.com/articles/cops-find-dead-victim-burning-car-river-ridge
http://twitter.com/MeghanKeeWWL/status/1049276291579633664

Quote: "Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports headquarters received multiple calls around 3:20 Monday morning about a vehicle fire inside the The Creeks Apartments in River Ridge. Members of the Jefferson Parish Fire Department were called out to extinguish the fire. Inside, the vehicle an unidentified victim was found sitting  on the driver’s side unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene."

Quote: "The body in River Ridge was the first of two recovered by the Sheriff's Office on Monday. An unidentified man was found floating on the Jefferson Parish side of the 17th Street Canal, just south of Pump Station No. 6 in Old Metairie around 10 a.m., Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said."

2018-10-08 - RV goes up in flames and kills man and woman at 3 AM in Mills (Wyoming):
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Second-person-dies-after-RV-fire-in-Mills-13293688.php
http://www.myplainview.com/news/article/Second-person-dies-after-RV-fire-in-Mills-13293688.php
http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Second-person-dies-after-RV-fire-in-Mills-13293688.php
http://trib.com/news/local/casper/second-person-dies-after-rv-fire-in-mills/article_57a1745a-31f1-5ef3-816a-dc3544ae3c3f.html
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/wyoming/articles/2018-10-09/second-person-dies-after-rv-fire-in-mills
http://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/1-dead-in-trailer-home-fire-in-Mills-13291021.php
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/1-dead-in-trailer-home-fire-in-Mills-13291021.php
http://k2radio.com/natrona-county-coroner-reports-second-death-after-mills-fire/

Quote: "The Natrona County Coroner's Office says a second person has died as a result of a motor home fire in Mills early Monday morning."

Note: This is the 441st RV to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 16th deadly RV fire in 2018...

2018-10-08 - RV trailer goes up in flames just before 6 AM and kills person on Pooh Lane in Dameron (West Virginia):
http://wchstv.com/news/local/one-dead-after-camper-trailer-fire-in-raleigh-county
http://wvah.com/news/local/one-dead-after-camper-trailer-fire-in-raleigh-county

2018-10-08 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills woman near Riceville (Tennessee):
http://www.dailypostathenian.com/news/article_54b384d0-32fd-5442-b090-0c6d496e7840.html

Quote: "When they arrived, they found a camper on fire and were able to extinguish it, but the body of a woman — identified as Brenda Sue Combs, 59 — was found inside the camper."

2018-10-08 - Canada's largest refinery rocked by explosion and fire in coastal Saint John (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/explosion-fire-saint-john-oil-refinery-1.4854460
http://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/08/explosion-reported-at-irving-oils-st-john-refinery-candads-largest.html
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/no-serious-injuries-after-explosion-fire-at-canadas-largest-oil-refinery-2018-10-08
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/10/08/irving-oil-confirms-major-incident-at-saint-john-nb-oil-refinery.html
http://www.streetinsider.com/Commodities/Reports+of+Explosion%2C+Fire+at+Irving+Oil+Refinery+in+Saint+John/14683218.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/explosion-fire-saint-john-oil-refinery-1.4854460
http://www.pressherald.com/2018/10/08/explosion-shakes-irving-refinery-in-new-brunswick/
http://globalnews.ca/video/4526625/explosion-reported-at-irving-oil-in-new-brunswick
http://canoe.com/news/national/possible-explosion-at-irving-oil-refinery-in-saint-john-n-b
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN1MI1JV-OCATP

Quote: "Irving Oil Ltd., which owns and operates the 320,000-barrel-a-day refinery, reported the 'major incident' Monday morning, while local media said witnesses reported a 'bed-shaking explosion' followed by a large fire. Video images of the scene showed flames several stories high shooting up from the plant, along with tall plumes of white and black smoke."

2018-10-08 - Hurricane Michael strengthens, takes aim at the Florida Panhandle, evacuations ensue in Florida, Georgia and Alabama:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45806599
http://www.islandpacket.com/news/business/article219713290.html
http://www.bradenton.com/news/weather/hurricane/article219711845.html
http://wjla.com/news/nation-world/major-hurricane-michael-nearing-cat-4-strength
http://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tropical-storm-hurricane-michael-florida/index.html
http://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2018-10-09-major-hurricane-michael-gulf-coast-florida-georgia-carolinas
http://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/hurricane-michael-path-evacuation-florida-storm-surge-weather-forecast-today-2018-live-updates/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro-nq8rwKiM

Quote: "Worried meteorologists now expect a strengthening Hurricane Michael to slam into the Florida Panhandle as one of the worst storms in the region's history. The National Hurricane Center's late Tuesday forecast predicted the storm would approach the central Panhandle region Wednesday as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds around 130 mph (210 kph)."

Quote: "In its bulletin, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said: 'Some further strengthening is expected overnight and on Wednesday, and Michael is forecast to become a category four hurricane before it makes landfall.'"

Quote: "A Category 4 or stronger hurricane has never made landfall on the Florida Panhandle."




2018-10-08 - Pallet business heavily damaged by fire in Memphis (Tennessee), nobody there:
http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/breaking-news-pallet-fire-spreads-to-business-on-s-third-street/1508426071
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2018/10/08/crews-respond-massive-fire-south-third-street/
http://wreg.com/2018/10/08/fire-crews-putting-out-two-alarm-fire-in-south-memphis/

Quote: "This is not the first fire at this business. Another 2 alarm fire broke out in May of this year."

2018-10-08 - Pesticide company damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Tampa (Florida), 1 injured:
http://www.wfla.com/news/hillsborough-county/hillsborough-county-fire-rescue-on-scene-of-explosion-at-pesticide-company/1508008780

2018-10-08 - Warehouse heavily damaged by explosion and fire at 6:40 AM in Inkster (Canada):
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/explosion-rocks-inkster-warehouse-495996461.html

2018-10-08 - Fertilizer factory heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107701162/Explosion-heard-as-fire-rips-through-Ravensdown-fertiliser-factory-in-Christchurch
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12139414

2018-10-08 - Passenger boat 'Grand Sun' bursts into flame at 2:36 AM in coastal Chandeleur Sound (Louisiana):
http://www.wdsu.com/article/coast-guard-rescues-four-people-from-boat-that-caught-fire-in-chandeleur-sound/23646065
http://katc.com/news/covering-louisiana/2018/10/08/coast-guard-rescues-four-from-burning-boat-in-chandeleur-sound/
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/us/ap/coast-guard-helicopter-rescues-after-boat-burns/article_62bc86e8-0dfd-5ddb-854a-c463c521cc6b.html
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/national_international/coast-guard-helicopter-rescues-after-boat-burns/article_7db9c6b7-aa9a-5270-ac9b-07e28dbe175a.html
http://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/10/08/coasties-rescue-four-passengers-from-boat-set-ablaze-off-louisiana-coast/
http://gcaptain.com/crewboat-grand-sun-catches-fire-off-louisiana-photos/
http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/article219699350.html

2018-10-08 - Two boats and five boathouses go up in flames in coastal Everett (Washington):
http://q13fox.com/2018/10/08/boathouse-burns-at-the-port-of-everett/
http://komonews.com/news/local/boathouse-fire-sends-plume-of-smoke-towering-over-everett-waterfront
http://www.heraldnet.com/news/boat-burns-on-everett-waterfront/

2018-10-08 - Boat bursts into flame at marina on Lake Erie in Dunkirk (New York):
http://www.post-journal.com/news/local-news/2018/10/fishing-boat-destroyed-in-fire-near-dunkirk-pier/
http://www.observertoday.com/news/page-one/2018/10/fishing-boat-destroyed-in-fire-near-city-pier/
http://www.observertoday.com/news/page-one/2018/10/boat-destroyed-in-fire-near-city-pier/
http://buffalonews.com/2018/10/08/dunkirk-firefighters-extinguish-burning-boat/
http://www.chautauquatoday.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=25&id=272835

2018-10-08 - Two boats destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Barnegat (New Jersey):
http://newjersey.news12.com/story/39256327/video-fire-destroys-two-boats-docked-in-barnegat
http://ocscanner.news/2018/10/08/boat-fire-barnegat/

Note: These are the 978th, 979th, 980th, 981st, 982nd and 983rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-08 - School bus bursts into flame on road in Monona County (Iowa):
http://ktiv.com/2018/10/08/37376/
http://www.siouxlandproud.com/news/local/bus-catches-on-fire-in-west-monona_20181009033738/1508911066
http://ktiv.com/2018/10/09/fire-that-destroyed-west-monona-school-bus-remains-under-investigation/
http://www.siouxlandproud.com/news/local/west-monona-bus-fire-near-castana-ia_20181009164620/1510081541

Note: This is the 155th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 573rd bus to burn in 2018...

2018-10-08 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the A39 near Treluswell (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:
http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2706033/photos-double-decker-bus-fire-on-a39/
http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/first-bus-launch-investigation-double-2085990
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/16967748.live-updates-on-double-decker-bus-fire-at-treluswell-falmouth/
http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-10-08/bus-fire-closes-main-road-between-truro-and-falmouth/
http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/eyewitness-describes-double-decker-bus-2085209
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/16968172.watch-a-double-decker-bus-engulfed-in-flames-near-treluswell/

Note: This is the 574th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Cumberland Parkway in Pulaski County (Kentucky):
http://www.wtvq.com/2018/10/08/semi-truck-fire-shuts-cumberland-parkway/
http://dailylex.com/semi-truck-fire-shuts-down-cumberland-parkway/
http://snewsi.com/id/18479978281/Semi-truck-fire-shuts-down-Cumberland-Parkway

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-77 in Statesville (North Carolina):
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/i-77-southbound-shut-down-as-firefighters-battle-raging-tractor-trailer-fire/849120702
http://www.statesville.com/news/tractor-trailer-blaze-shuts-down-i--in-statesville/article_32ae0d2c-cb3a-11e8-ad7c-734ef70c02ca.html
http://www.wccbcharlotte.com/2018/10/08/video-captures-tractor-trailer-engulfed-in-flames-on-i-77/
http://www.wbtv.com/video/2018/10/08/tractor-trailer-fire-off-i-statesville/
http://www.facebook.com/StatesvilleRL/posts/10155798090702423
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNq6FGWUbXw

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Ohio Turnpike near Sandusky (Ohio):
http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Semi-fire-ties-up-Turnpike-traffic-for-hours-495913491.html

2018-10-08 - Tractor, UTV, grain wagon, 400 bales of hay and barn destroyed by fire at 11:34 PM in Rushford (Minnesota):
http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/local/winona-police-calls-for-monday-oct-four-men-caught-urinating/article_f426cee3-91ad-5512-bf50-d4071e67e4be.html

Quote: "11:34 p.m. — A Rushford man, 69, reported a barn fire on Brandywine Road in Rushford that destroyed a grain wagon, tractor, Polaris Ranger, seeder and 400 large square hay bails. Damage is estimated at $125,000. Wilson and Rushford fire departments responded to the blaze."

2018-10-08 - Tractor bursts into flame in the Park View area in coastal Wick (Scotland):
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1581223/fire-crews-called-out-in-wick-after-tractor-reported-on-fire/

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on road in Pandy (Britain):
http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/16971422.lorry-carrying-fertiliser-catches-fire-in-pandy/
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/regional/16971422.lorry-carrying-fertiliser-catches-fire-in-pandy/
http://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/news/regional/16971422.lorry-carrying-fertiliser-catches-fire-in-pandy/
http://www.newslocker.com/en-uk/region/herefordshire/lorry-carrying-fertiliser-catches-fire-in-pandy/

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer full of trash bursts into flame at waste site in Rotorua (New Zealand), near Lake Rotorua:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503438&objectid=12139602

Note: These are the 2160th, 2161st, 2162nd, 2163rd, 2164th, 2165th and 2166th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-08 - Garbage truck and forklift destroyed by fire in park in Canning Town area in coastal London (Britain):
http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/fire-breaks-out-in-tarling-road-canning-town-1-5727197

2018-10-08 - Box truck bursts into flame at Shrewsbury Railway Station in Shrewsbury (Britain):
http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/67308
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2018/10/09/lorry-fire-outside-shrewsbury-train-station/
http://www.shropshirelive.com/news/2018/10/09/firefighters-called-to-lorry-fire-at-shrewsbury-railway-station/
http://twitter.com/bowbrookshrew/status/1049383790802546690/photo/1

2018-10-08 - RV bursts into flame on Fremont Street in Stockton (California):
http://www.recordnet.com/news/20181008/no-injuries-in-rv-fire
http://rvtravel.com/fire-destroys-rv-near-stockton-ca-city-hall/

Note: This is the 442nd RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-08 - Campervan bursts into flame on Meeds Road in Burgess Hill (Britain):
http://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/news/lots-of-999-calls-to-campervan-on-fire-in-burgess-hill-1-8661845

2018-10-08 - Van bursts into flame on the A10 between Hoddesdon and Turnford (Britain):
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/three-fire-crews-tackle-a10-2085241

2018-10-08 - Van bursts into flame at 1:46 AM on Southburn Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Southburn Avenue, Hull. Mon 8 Oct 2018 01:46 (No:22525) Van fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-10-08 - Tesla bursts into flame on King Hill Avenue in St. Joseph (Missouri):
http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/hitting-the-off-button-fire-department-deals-with-electric-car/article_d3c0822f-107d-5cac-a785-5a58a873655f.html

Quote: "On Sunday morning, those traveling near King Hill Avenue could spot a Tesla engulfed in flames. Members of the St. Joseph Fire Department responded to the car fire, and while the flames were put out, Bill Lamar, the department’s chief training officer, said dealing with an electric car presented its own difficulties for first responders."

2018-10-08 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Birmingham (Alabama), nobody there:
http://www.cbs42.com/news/local/house-fire-under-investigation-on-avenue-south/1506848548

Quote: "Birmingham Fire Department believes that a car catching on fire started the house fire. No one was inside at the time the fire started and no one was injured."

2018-10-08 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked on Coleridge Street in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/flames-engulf-car-along-stanton-heights-street/848812151

2018-10-08 - Car bursts into flame on the Newport Pell Bridge over Narragansett Bay in coastal Newport (Rhode Island):
http://turnto10.com/news/local/vehicle-fire-closes-newport-pell-bridge
http://www.newportri.com/news/20181008/cause-of-car-fire-on-bridge-uncertain--video
http://patch.com/rhode-island/newport/car-fire-slows-traffic-pell-bridge-newport
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20181008/lanes-reopened-on-newport-pell-bridge-after-vehicle-fire
http://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/east-bay/newport-pell-bridge-closed-in-both-directions-due-to-fire/1507863462

2018-10-08 - Car bursts into flame on I-90 near DeForest (Wisconsin):
http://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Car-fire-I-90-496019641.html
http://www.channel3000.com/news/photos-vehicle-fire-hampers-traffic-on-i-3990-at-county-v/804529290

2018-10-08 - Two cars go up in flames at 12:44 AM on Vineyard Road in Wellington (Britain):
http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/67283
http://www.wrekinnews.co.uk/car-fire-in-wellington-3/

2018-10-08 - Car bursts into flame on the M62 near Huddersfield (Britain):
http://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/live-huddersfield-breaking-news-m62-15251351

2018-10-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame in coastal Inchmore (Scotland):
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1580876/fire-crew-attending-reported-vehicle-fire-in-highlands/

2018-10-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Castle Street in Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49697&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-10-08 - RV trailer bursts into flame, fire spreads, six cars destroyed too, on Newbold Back Lane in Chesterfield (Britain):
http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/pictures-show-devastation-caused-by-caravan-blaze-in-chesterfield-1-9385947

2018-10-08 - Frito Lay plant damaged by fire just before 3 AM in Jonesboro (Arkansas):
http://www.kait8.com/2018/10/08/crews-battle-fire-frito-lay-plant/

2018-10-08 - Food plant destroyed by massive fire in Brampton (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/fire-destroys-brampton-food-plant-1.4854390

2018-10-08 - Plastic factory, mill and six warehouses destroyed by inferno at river port in Mirkadim (Bangladesh):
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2018/10/08/massive-fire-breaks-out-at-munshiganjs-kamalaghat
http://www.banglanews24.com/national/article/71414/Fire-guts-factory-warehouse-in-Munshiganj

2018-10-08 - Large rubbish fire breaks out beneath bridge in coastal Hull (Britain):
http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/live-smoke-billows-fire-under-2082484

2018-10-08 - Three beachfront villas destroyed by fire at 2 AM on the island of Malé (Maldive Islands):
http://maldivesindependent.com/business/water-villas-destroyed-in-fire-141913

2018-10-08 - Home damaged by fire at 3:01 AM in Fort Smith (Arkansas):
http://5newsonline.com/2018/10/08/fort-smith-home-damaged-by-early-morning-fire/

2018-10-08 - Home damaged by fire at 5:35 AM in Colorado Springs (Colorado):
http://gazette.com/news/crews-responding-to-house-fire-near-memorial-park-in-colorado/article_5e0a1806-caf6-11e8-b6bd-5740ad673d3f.html
http://www.kktv.com/content/news/Fire-reported-in-home-near-Memorial-Park-495833661.html

2018-10-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Humphrey Street in Englewood (New Jersey):
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/englewood/2018/10/08/englewood-nj-house-fire-humphrey-street/1564292002/
http://www.northjersey.com/picture-gallery/news/bergen/englewood/2018/10/08/fire-home-humphrey-st-englewood/1564423002/

2018-10-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 2 AM in Jefferson County (Missouri), dog killed:
http://www.kmov.com/news/dog-dies-in-jefferson-county-home-fire/article_b31cc432-cae8-11e8-ba6b-9b536019741c.html

2018-10-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire on West Caton Road in Caton (New York):
http://www.weny.com/story/38188816/multiple-departments-respond-to-caton-house-fire

2018-10-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM on Garvin Avenue in Charleston (West Virginia):
http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Fire-forces-three-people-dog-out-of-home-495810801.html

2018-10-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Houston (Texas), nobody there:
http://www.click2houston.com/news/firefighters-battle-large-house-fire-in-southwest-houston_

2018-10-08 - Home destroyed by fire, another home damaged, on Edison Avenue in Sunbury (Pennsylvania):
http://wnep.com/2018/10/08/homes-in-sunbury-damaged-by-fire/
http://www.dailyitem.com/news/update-fire-spreads-in-second-home-along-edison-ave/article_fb28ace6-cb1a-11e8-abc5-e705b98fa8de.html

2018-10-08 - Duplex damaged by fire at 3:30 AM on Onzaga Street in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):
http://wgno.com/2018/10/08/the-nofd-battles-early-morning-house-fire-on-onzaga-street/

2018-10-08 - Duplex damaged by fire in Sidney (Ohio), nobody there:
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/crews-dealing-with-structure-fire-near-downtown-sidney/vx7sNqhvxHAWi1kZIczSuL/

2018-10-08 - High-rise condo building damaged by electrical fire in Natick (Massachusetts):
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20181008/no-one-injured-in-two-alarm-fire-at-nouvelle-in-natick

2018-10-08 - Vacant home destroyed by fire shortly before 3 AM in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):
http://www.brproud.com/news/local-news/vacant-baton-rouge-home-a-total-loss-after-overnight-fire/1506872898
http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_232d404e-cb11-11e8-ac42-5ba441d14501.html
http://www.wbrz.com/news/early-morning-house-fire-reported-on-education-street

2018-10-08 - Vacant warehouse destroyed by massive blaze, adjacent building damaged, in Hamilton (Ohio):
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/10/08/hamilton-fire-engulfs-warehouse/1564279002/
http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/butler-county/hamilton/multiple-crews-fighting-structure-fire-in-hamilton
http://www.journal-news.com/news/hamilton-fire-destroys-one-building-damages-another/T8uJIwQDPTVZIdoQeYiPNJ/
http://www.wlwt.com/article/fire-crews-battle-warehouse-fire-in-hamilton-several-roads-shut-down/23638838

2018-10-08 - Vacant office building destroyed by huge fire at 2:01 AM at brewery along the Deschutes River in Tumwater (Washington):
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/article219660745.html
http://komonews.com/news/local/3-alarm-fire-burns-offices-near-historic-olympia-brewery
http://q13fox.com/2018/10/08/firefighters-battle-3-alarm-blaze-at-office-building-near-old-olympia-brewery/
http://www.king5.com/article/news/local/massive-fire-burns-at-former-olympia-brewing-complex-in-tumwater/281-601936128




2018-10-08 - Three boys die in the Ganga River in Patna (India):
http://www.uniindia.com/~/three-boys-drown-in-ganga/States/news/1373263.html

2018-10-08 - Three people die in water in Kolkata (India):
http://www.millenniumpost.in/kolkata/3-drown-while-offering-tarpan-1-rescued-322203




2018-10-08 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' and dies on passenger plane, plane returns to Detroit (Michigan):
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2018/10/09/dead-passenger-prompts-delta-flight-return-detroit-metro-airport/1579623002/
http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/oct/09/officials-passenger-dead-after-medical-emergency-p/

Quote: "Spokeswoman Lisa Gass said the Wayne County Airport Authority's Public Safety team responded to a medical emergency on the flight after it returned to the airport just before 11 p.m. Monday. The passenger was determined to have died on board."

2018-10-08 - Man, 53, found dead in swimming pool at home in coastal Palm Bay (Florida):
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/crime/2018/10/09/backyard-pool-drowning-reported-palm-bay/1576775002/
http://mimsflorida.com/backyard-pool-drowning-reported-in-palm-bay/

Quote: "A 53-year-old man was found dead in a backyard pool in Palm Bay late Monday."

2018-10-08 - Man, 25, found dead in Lake Austin on the Colorado River in Austin (Texas):
http://www.fox9.com/news/minnesota-man-missing-after-attending-austin-city-limits-music-festival-in-texas
http://www.startribune.com/search-continues-for-minneapolis-man-missing-in-austin-texas/495863171/
http://cbsaustin.com/news/local/body-found-in-water-on-colorado-river

2018-10-08 - Man, 38, drops dead outside business in coastal Pensacola (Florida):
http://www.pnj.com/story/news/crime/2018/10/08/pensacola-police-investigate-body-found-outside-12-th-avenue-business/1565093002/
http://weartv.com/news/local/ppd-investigates-a-body-found-near-pensacola-international-airport
http://newsradio1620.com/police-investigating-body-found-on-12th-ave/

Quote: "There were no obvious signs of trauma, Wood said, so it does not appear to be foul play."

2018-10-08 - Person drops dead near Dollar General store in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):
http://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/body-found-near-fort-myers-store-under-investigation

2018-10-08 - Man, 19, found dead in the Indian River near coastal Cocoa (Florida):
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/body-found-floating-in-indian-river-near-cocoa
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/crime/2018/10/08/body-spotted-indian-river-near-cocoa/1568377002/
http://www.wesh.com/article/body-found-in-indian-river-lagoon-1539031673/23654449

2018-10-08 - Man found dead in the water near marina in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):
http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/mycity/norfolk/body-found-in-water-near-norfolk-marina/291-601911286
http://wtkr.com/2018/10/08/body-found-in-water-near-norfolks-pretty-lake-marina/
http://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/norfolk/body-pulled-from-the-water-at-bay-point-marina/1506734443
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/body-found-in-water-near-virginia-marina/2018/10/08/d206c2f6-cb12-11e8-ad0a-0e01efba3cc1_story.html

2018-10-08 - Man found dead in shallow in the 17th Street Canal in Old Metairie (Louisiana):
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/10/body_found_in_17th_street_cana_1.html
http://www.fox8live.com/2018/10/08/report-body-found-th-street-canal/
http://wgno.com/2018/10/08/body-found-floating-in-17th-street-canal-near-pumping-station/
http://www.fox8live.com/video/2018/10/08/body-found-th-st-canal/
http://www.facebook.com/NOLAnews/videos/911210125756097/

2018-10-08 - Man found dead in Parker's Lake near Vancleave (Mississippi):
http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Mans-body-found-in-Mississippi-lake-495894071.html
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/mississippi/articles/2018-10-08/missing-mississippi-mans-body-found-in-lake

2018-10-08 - Person found dead in drainage ditch in St. Paul (Minnesota):
http://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-news/badly-decomposed-body-found-in-st-paul-drainage-ditch

2018-10-08 - Man drops dead in jail cell in Roscommon County (Michigan):
http://www.9and10news.com/2018/10/08/inmate-dies-after-being-found-unresponsive-in-roscommon-county-jail-cell/

2018-10-08 - Man, 33, dies while snorkeling near coastal Dahab (Egypt):
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/10/09/0200000000AEN20181009003400320.html

2018-10-08 - Boy, 9, found dead in stream in Phoenix (South Africa):
http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-10-08-boy-9-drowns-in-phoenix-stream/

2018-10-08 - Man, 30 to 40, found dead in condo in coastal Phuket (Thailand):
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30356042




2018-10-08 - Passenger has medical problem on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Bangor (Maine):
http://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/transatlantic-flight-dublin-airport-airport-15255889

Quote: "An American Airlines spokesperson said: 'American Airlines flight 723 from Dublin (DUB) to Philadelphia (PHL), diverted to Bangor (BGR), due to an ill passenger.'"

2018-10-08 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Perth (Australia):
http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2018-10/08/content_65271410.htm
http://www.9news.com.au/2018/10/08/08/18/plane-emergency-landing-malaysia-airlines-perth-medical-incident
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/malaysian-airlines-flight-mh149-diverted-to-perth-airport-ng-b88983845z
http://au.news.yahoo.com/malaysian-airlines-flight-bound-melbourne-forced-make-emergency-landing-234209789.html
http://newstral.com/en/article/en/1108461554/dramatic-moment-paramedics-board-malaysia-airlines-plane-after-medical-emergency-forced-the-flight-to-divert-to-perth-
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1122044.shtml
http://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/101797

Quote: "A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Australia's Victoria state capital Melbourne was forced to land in Perth Airport early Monday, with a medical emergency cited as the reason for the diversion, according to local media."

2018-10-08 - Man, 55, has 'medical emergency', car hits woman, crashes into gas station, in Lawrenceville (Georgia), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/one-dead-one-injured-in-wreck-after-car-slams-into/article_4b96104b-7f73-56ab-b2cd-f8ad4be35050.html
http://www.ajc.com/video/local-video/driver-killed-after-car-runs-off-road-crashes-into-convenience-store/lIMv8sPQjWNnQF4IwETUzL/
http://www.9news.com.au/2018/10/09/13/49/petrol-station-car-crash-atlanta-georgia-united-states-driver-killed
http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/man-dies-after-car-slams-into-gas-station

Quote: "A 55-year-old man died Monday morning after apparently suffering a medical emergency while driving, which caused his car to shoot off the road and slam into a gas station convenience store in Lawrenceville."

2018-10-08 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into home, in Lincoln (Nebraska):
http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Driver-has-medical-emergency-crashes-SUV-into-home--496237341.html

Quote: "Lincoln Fire and Rescue said a medical emergency lead to an SUV crashing into a home on Monday afternoon."

2018-10-08 - Small plane crashes at airport in Rolla (Missouri):
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/small-plane-crashed-at-rolla-airport-pilot-sustained-minor-injuries/1508578057
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/video/small-plane-crashed-at-rolla-airport-pilot-sustained-minor-injuries_20181009025132/1508849946
http://www.therolladailynews.com/news/20181009/mshp-investigating-plane-crash-at-rolla-downtown-airport
http://www.phelpscountyfocus.com/news/article_d2a447f8-cbbf-11e8-b040-3bff058424b1.html

2018-10-08 - Small plane crashes into residential area in Midrand (South Africa), 2 killed:
http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-10-08-two-dead-in-light-plane-crash-in-midrand/
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/2-people-killed-after-light-aircraft-crashes-in-midrand-20181008
http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-10-08-im-still-shaking-eyewitness-describes-the-moment-crashed-plane-flew-just-metres-above-his-head/
http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-10-08-two-killed-after-plane-crashes-into-midrand-garden/
http://www.dailysun.co.za/News/National/two-killed-in-plane-crash-20181008-3
http://ewn.co.za/2018/10/08/video-2-fatalities-after-plane-crashes-in-midrand
http://www.enca.com/news/two-killed-midrand-plane-crash

2018-10-08 - Two tractor trailers crash at 6:20 AM, fire erupts, on I-95 in coastal Palm Coast (Florida), 1 killed:
http://www.newsdaytonabeach.com/wndb-news/fatal-accident-snarls-traffic-on-i-95-in-palm-coast/
http://www.news4jax.com/traffic/fhp-semi-driver-dies-in-fiery-pileup-on-i-95-in-flagler-county

2018-10-08 - Two tractor trailers crash on I-95 in Colleton County (South Carolina):
http://www.counton2.com/news/local-news/two-tractor-trailers-collide-in-colleton-co-on-i-95-northbound/1507032110

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer crashes shortly before 4:30 AM, bursts into flame, on I-40 near the Tennessee River near Camden (Tennessee):
http://www.newschannel5.com/news/truck-hauling-pigs-wrecks-catches-fire-in-decatur-county

Quote: "The incident was reported shortly before 4:30 a.m. at mile marker 121, just west of the Tennessee River."

2018-10-08 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns on Highway 58 near Worley (Idaho):
http://www.kulr8.com/story/39252214/semi-spills-fertilizer-after-crashing-on-highway-58-near-worley

2018-10-08 - Minivan lightly hits car, bursts into flame, on I-95 in coastal Greenland (New H
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“I guess I cross to a different country every day, but I really don't see it as a different country."

How "The Wall" could kill a Texas city

"How "The Wall" could kill a Texas city" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

PRESIDIO — Molly Ferguson was 14 when she met Miguel Rodriguez Vasquez at a quinceañera in Mexico. Ferguson isn’t from Mexico — she’s lived in Presidio, a small Texas border town, all her life. And for Ferguson, that means she’s essentially lived her whole life in Ojinaga as well, the Mexican city right across the shimmery green-brown Rio Grande.

That night, at the quinceañera in Ojinaga, Rodriguez asked her to dance, and this year, nearly a decade later on a warm July evening, they married.

It might seem remarkable that their eight-year-long relationship spanned an international divide, especially given that Rodriguez’s immigration status has prevented him from ever entering Ferguson’s city. But for many in Ojinaga and Presidio, crossing the border is common. Ferguson doesn’t see Presidio and Ojinaga as cities in separate countries — no one in Presidio really does. Presidio feels more like an extension of Ojinaga.

“I guess I cross to a different country every day, but I really don't see it as a different country,” Molly Ferguson said. "I consider it to be my home, too."

The two towns only have each other. Around them, it’s miles of nothing, just dry heat, low shrubs, spiky cacti and the occasional dust devil, framed by the foothills of the Sierrita de Santa Cruz Mountains.

And yet, politicians in Washington, D.C., talk of building a wall between the communities. Donald Trump rooted his presidency in this idea: that the border is awash in criminals and drugs, and the U.S. needs a physical barrier for its own protection. Trump this summer threatened to shut down the federal government in the fall if Congress fails to authorize construction of a wall.

Molly Ferguson and Miguel Rodriguez pose with instruments in mariachi outfits as Ferguson’s father, the mayor of Presidio, snaps a photo.
Molly Ferguson and Miguel Rodriguez pose with instruments in mariachi outfits as Ferguson’s father, the mayor of Presidio, snaps a photo. Courtesy Molly Ferguson

“If we don’t get border security after many, many years of talk within the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown,” Trump said. “We’re the laughingstock of the world.”

The U.S. Senate passed a short-term spending bill on Sept. 16 — and Trump signed it shortly thereafter — to keep the government running through Dec. 7, postponing a fight over funding for the border wall until after the midterm elections.

Presidio isone of six communities the Center for Public Integrity is profiling this month on the eve of a critical midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Washington. These communities are connected by their profound needs and sense of political abandonment at a time when Trump’s administration has declared the nation’s war on poverty “largely over and a success.”

There are certainly some towns along the U.S.-Mexico line that face an influx of illegal border crossings and related criminality. But Presidio is different. Numerous residents feel Trump’s wall talk excludes them entirely, including Molly Ferguson’s father, John — he’s the mayor of Presidio. John Ferguson said the Trump administration’s keep-Mexicans-in-Mexico rhetoric is vastly out of touch with what his town needs.

Because in Presidio, most people don’t want a wall — the tiny, impoverished town has far more to worry about, like the lack of a nearby hospital and new tariffs that could destroy their only hope for economic viability. And they don’t need a wall like other border communities might. Crime is low, illegal border crossings appear relatively few in number and residents cherish and rely on their relationship with the community across the river. A wall wouldn’t just be an ugly blot on the south end of Presidio; it would be a mortal wound, a slice through a living, breathing organism — a community and culture that doesn’t end when it hits the border — it would cut people in Presidio off from a culture to which they belong.

“The solution absolutely is not to just build a wall. That does not address the problem. It just puts it out of our sight. The United States doesn't have to look at it anymore. How arrogant,” John Ferguson said. “Who told you we needed a wall? We didn’t tell you that. And we’re the ones that live here.”

"One big city"

If the cities are sisters, with interwoven cultures and histories, Presidio is the neglected, under-loved sibling.

The city, with a population a bit over 4,000, is all browns, burnt oranges and gray yellows — the more dull, drab one of the two, far smaller, more quiet, and empty. Ojinaga, about five times bigger, with a population of about 28,000, is vibrant and bustling — it boasts more grocery stores, dentists, doctors, restaurants and bars than Presidio could ever hope to have, and so on weekends, Presidio experiences a mass exodus. Houses empty and families pile into cars and shuttle toward the international bridge. The streets become even emptier than they are on weekdays.

Ojinaga is cheaper and has more options: fruits and vegetables that aren’t wilted, eggs and milk with lower price tags. “And it takes us what, three minutes to cross? So why not?” says Norma Escontrias, an elementary school teacher in Presidio.

Beyond the amenities Ojinaga provides Presidio residents, it’s home to aunts, brothers, parents and grandparents. Ojinaga isn’t just where Liz Rohana, who works at the Presidio-Brewster County Indigent Healthcare Program, goes to have her dental work done, it’s where her mom was born and where her grandma lives and where her vast extended family congregates each weekend for coffee and pound cake.

“Presidio is the sort of town that most Texans will never see and wouldn't understand if they did. So little do its location, climate, economy, and culture fit the patterns of America that it is more realistically regarded as a suburb of Mexico than as a village in Texas,” Dick Reavis wrote in a Texas Monthly article in October 1983. It seems little has changed since then.

On stormy nights when Presidio loses electricity, the city of Ojinaga will lend Presidio power. When Ojinaga’s landfill caught fire, Presidio’s volunteer fire department rushed across the Rio Grande to assist. The two cities aren’t just linked by the general goodwill of their communities — they’ve signed agreements for mutual cooperation to respond to threats to public health and safety.

“We’re literally one big city divided by a river,” Presidio City Councilwoman Isela Nunez said.

Physical tributes to the connectivity of the cities can be found on both sides of the border. In a building lining La Plaza, an open square by Ojinaga’s city hall, there’s a mural on the second level: two birds on either side of a door, facing each other, wings spread as if in welcome, painted in bold streaks of white, black and brown. The mural, created by Miguel Valverde and commissioned by the city of Ojinaga, represents the two communities on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border with a doorway between them.

On the Presidio side, a 100-foot-high city water tower pokes into the sky. It, too, is outfitted with an enormous mural, depicting a woman who immigrated from Mexico more than 30 years ago and now has a store where she sells used clothing in Presidio. The mural was a gift from the Mexican government to the city — painted earlier this year — as a gesture of bi-national goodwill and cooperation amid a time of harsh rhetoric on immigration issues at the national level.

But for Presidio’s city administrator, Jose Portillo, the well-intentioned mural is also a reminder of the divisive arguments in Washington, D.C., about immigration policy and border security. Although Presidio consistently and overwhelmingly votes Democratic, he and other local officials strive to work well with any politician, no matter their party, including their Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, to get whatever access to federal help they can. Hurd’s Democratic opponent, Gina Ortiz Jones, is getting significant backing from the Democratic Party as it tries to take over Congress, and while the cluster of potential votes in Presidio is small, and many potential voters often stay home, those who do vote are reliable and potentially important.

Ortiz Jones has visited the city of Presidio at least twice while campaigning over the last eight months. Hurd hasn’t visited the city once in that same span of time, though Connor Pfeiffer, a spokesman for Hurd's campaign, said praise for Hurd’s work by local city and county officials speaks for itself.

“Will Hurd has done some very helpful things for Presidio, there is no denying that. Personally I don't know, I have problems with his voting record in Congress, but where the rubber meets the road, he’s shown himself,” John Ferguson said.

Notable projects Hurd's office has worked on in the county include improvements to the Presidio port of entry, the Presidio rail bridge that handles cross-border rail traffic, and work to pass legislation to create public-private partnerships at ports of entry to invest in infrastructure, Pfeiffer said in an email.

Ortiz Jones said, however, that Hurd's approach to immigration fronts as moderate, but is "kind of like someone set your house on fire and showed up with a pail of water at the end," she said. She cites his weak commitment to programs like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an immigration policy that shields some undocumented young adults from deportation.

She said the biggest issue she sees in the district is access to health care. "People are fearful they are not going to be able to afford it in the near future or they physically can't get to it,” Ortiz Jones said.

She said Hurd has dropped the ball on health care access and affordability.

“When I talk to people not in the district it always surprises them, that our one issue is not immigration,” she said. “Like, no no no. Immigration is not the issue — health care is the issue. It's interesting how some of these issues playing out in our backyard are getting a lot of national attention.”

Democrat, Republican, whatever. Party politics are useless, Portillo says, and participating in endless drivel about immigration policy isn’t going to fix anything in Presidio. Presidio doesn’t even have political pull in Austin, so why would it have access on Capitol Hill, or in the White House?

“We’re not big enough to say Will Hurd’s not our party guy, he’s not our ticket — everybody else can do that, senators can do that, [House Minority Leader Nancy] Pelosi can do that with Trump, they can do that to each other, we can’t do that. We can't afford to,” Portillo said. “We’re going to work with whoever’s in office, and we’re going to tell them what our needs are.”

All Portillo can do is “let politics be politics” while he works tirelessly to ensure his tiny part of the world, Presidio, has what it needs.

And its needs are many.

An adobe building near downtown Presidio is crumbling. The city is dotted with abandoned structures. Residences in the town often are not numbered by address, which causes problems for Emergency Medical Services, police and USPS.
An adobe building near downtown Presidio is crumbling. The city is dotted with abandoned structures. Residences in the town often are not numbered by address, which causes problems for Emergency Medical Services, police and USPS. Suhauna Hussain/Center for Public Integrity

What Presidio needs instead of a wall

A group of women flipped tortillas and scooped brisket from pots as the inescapable summer sun beat down on a Saturday afternoon. A small line assembled. Cash and paper plates laden with warm food changed hands. The money was meant for Billy Hernandez, a Presidio resident who had lung problems, and was making regular trips to Midland for checkups. For having medical issues, Hernandez is lucky: He works for the county government and therefore has health insurance, unlike the 44 percent of Presidio residents who lack it, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Still, the costs of traveling to and from Midland for medical care are steep. While temporary doctors staff two medical clinics within city limits five days a week, the nearest hospital of any size is in Alpine, 87 miles away. The closest health specialists (and bigger hospitals) are in El Paso and Midland-Odessa — both are four-hour drives away.

Because of the distance between Presidio and comprehensive American medical care, everything from a minor checkup to a life-threatening surgery becomes a big deal. One must coordinate travel, hotel rooms, meals. It all amounts to a tremendous expense for a family to bear, especially considering census data show the median household income in Presidio is $24,767.

So for many people in Presidio, Mexico is a lifesaver, sometimes literally. Karmina Proano, who works the cash register at a family-owned furniture store in downtown Presidio, doesn’t have health care and had her surgeries in Mexico — gallbladder, kidney stones, an emergency hysterectomy a year ago.

Chronic infrastructure problems make steady care near impossible in the clinics Presidio does have, said Presidio resident and nurse practitioner Robert Rice. On a Thursday afternoon in July, the water system shut down for hours. A few weeks before that a bad storm caused the whole area to lose electricity for over three hours. The clinic had to buy a generator to help keep vaccines in the correct temperature range.

For emergency medical care, where a long drive in a personal vehicle isn’t viable, residents either have to rush across the border to the hospital in Ojinaga or call an ambulance or airlift to Alpine. With only one ambulance, wait times for emergency care are sometimes six to eight hours long, and the city incurs incredible costs just to run the one ambulance it has. EMS services account for more than a fifth of the city’s puny approximately $4 million budget.

The consequences can be fatal. Nearly everyone in in the small town seems to know someone or know of someone who died because they couldn’t get to a hospital in time.

Presidio indeed lacks basic, functioning infrastructure: Water pump breaks and power burnouts are frequent, the town’s financial management is strained, and beyond the school district and border patrol activity, its economy is moribund, the city government’s revenue stream at drought stage. It doesn’t help that city officials discovered several years ago that Presidio's aging water system has difficulty pumping uphill, and hundreds of water meters across the city were inaccurate, causing the city to lose at least 10 percent of its water sales revenue. This year, the city dipped into its general fund to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $800,000 in back taxes and and penalties incurred from 2013 to 2016, because of poor administrative oversight, The Big Bend Sentinel reported.

Presidio has made some incremental improvements. In 2010, it installed a large battery system, one of the first and biggest of its kind, which reduced the frequency of its power outages. Presidio financed booster pumps for the water system and in 2016 bought and installed 400 water meters to replace aging and malfunctioning meters through a community development block grant. And local officials are in initial talks with Texas Tech University for a tentative plan to bring a “micro-hospital” to Presidio. Up until a few years ago, all the roads in Presidio were dirt — more accurately, trampled down dust. Now, a few main streets are paved.

Presidio’s bridge to Mexico is also being expanded, potentially creating new jobs. Local officials credit Hurd with helping Presidio secure a presidential permit (issued by the secretary of state for cross-border infrastructure) and for a $12 million project to widen the port of entry by two lanes in order to accommodate increased 18-wheeler traffic.

Currently, trade coming through Presidio is extremely low. Freight valued at about $18 million went through Presidio’s port of entry in June. Comparatively, $6.6 billion went through El Paso to the northwest and $454 million through Del Rio to the east.

Mexico, for its part, sees promise in the Ojinaga-Presidio border crossing. Nearly 500 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border — more than one-fifth overall — stretch between the border crossings at Del Rio and El Paso, and Presidio is right in the middle of it, city economic development adviser Brad Newton points out. Mexico has made a huge investment in the Ojinaga-Presidio crossing: Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto visited Ojinaga on Thanksgiving in 2013, and announced he was going to build a model port of entry there.

“Mexico is definitely gearing up to come through here. And so now, we're gearing up to accept their traffic,” Newton said.

But tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on aluminum and steel have caused a new wave of worry. The biggest industrial player in Presidio is a cross-border maquiladora called Solitaire that manufactures mobile homes. (The large supply of inexpensive labor from Mexico — boosted by the North American Free Trade Agreement — spurred the rise of manufacturing plants along the border.) Solitaire uses a significant amount of steel and aluminum, and although it recently doubled its production, tariffs could potentially increase prices to the point where it cuts production, John Ferguson said.

“One thing we’ve been banking on for the past 30 years is to try and grow international commerce with Mexico, and all of a sudden you’ve got some trade tariffs, that could put a damper on that,” John Ferguson said.

Even if the bridge expansion attracts more trade, Presidio almost certainly can’t accommodate it without state or federal assistance. It can barely support its own residents — during the holidays when families flow in, parking is scarce and Presidio’s two small hotels quickly book up — and opening businesses and expanding city infrastructure is a notoriously slow process, says Nunez, the city councilwoman. Her brother tried to construct a large office building in the area for their family company, but the land surveyor, which serves both Presidio and Marfa — which is about an hour’s drive north — was busy. After a year, the land surveyor still hadn’t completed the required survey.

Presidio County is vast — at almost 4,000 square miles, it's three times the size of Rhode Island — and so sparsely populated that local government resources that affect people’s daily lives are scarce.

There’s no Social Security office. The Department of Motor Vehicles is only open for half a day each week, on Wednesdays. The closest fully functioning county courthouse is in Marfa. Hurd periodically sends staffers to visit Presidio, but his closest permanent presence — a district congressional office in Fort Stockton — is 153 miles away.

Carmen Elguezabel is the director of Presidio’s public library, where people often come for all kinds of assistance, from applying for government benefits to renewing special equipment tags.
Carmen Elguezabel is the director of Presidio’s public library, where people often come for all kinds of assistance, from applying for government benefits to renewing special equipment tags. Matt Lankes for the Center for Public Integrity

Presidio’s public library has become a de facto help desk — a refuge of the cash poor. Carmen Elguezabel, Presidio’s library director, said people visit her for all sorts of problems: to apply for federal government benefits, to take driving tests. Farmers show up, too, to ask for help renewing their special equipment tags.

People often come to Elguezabel because they need help translating English into Spanish. Navigating government resources without English proficiency is difficult. An estimated half of Presidio residents speak English less than “very well,” according to census data, and a whopping 98.5 percent speak a language other than English at home.

It’s safe to assume that “other” language is usually Spanish: 92.9 percent of households speak Spanish.Not all Presidio residents, however, are primarily Spanish-speaking.

Presidio’s school system, which has embraced immigration to improve teacher retention in such a desolate, resource-poor area, has sponsored the visas of about 30 Filipino teachers, who have settled into a small, tight-knit community in the majority Hispanic city.

Now, graduation rates are up. And the high school has a nationally recognized rocket and robotics team — just a few months ago, some of Presidio High School’s students embarked on a cross-country drive in a solar-powered car they built themselves.

The school supports a substantial “at-risk” migrant population of students that only temporarily live in Presidio with another family member, usually their mother or a grandparent, and enroll in the school while their fathers travel long distances to work on the oil rigs in Midland-Odessa, or on tomato farms in Marfa. Frequently, people move deeper into the state of Texas for jobs Presidio is unable to offer.

This transience is part of the reason Presidio’s political influence is so feeble.

Presidio County historically has one of the lowest voter turnouts in Texas. Residents making reportable campaign contributions gave about 29 cents per person to national-level politicians, parties and political groups during the 2016 election cycle. And low political participation is revealed to be even lower when one takes into account the swath of Presidio residents that are non-participants because of their citizenship status. Of Presidio's recorded population of 4,051, more than a third, 1,427, are not U.S. citizens, according to 2016 American Community Survey data.

In Washington, D.C., money and votes talk, and many officials in the nation’s capital aren’t listening to what Presidio residents, poor in wealth and polling station participation, have to say for themselves.

The wall: What’s happening in Washington

In 2006, as part of the Bush-era Secure Fences Act, Congress proposed a six-mile-long, 15-foot high border wall through Presidio, which city officials formally opposed.

The six miles of wall planned for Presidio in 2006 were never built, even though the federal government erected at least 650 miles elsewhere.

The decision was, in part, practical: the Presidio area is extremely remote and its illegal border crossing apprehension rate is consistently among the lowest on the southern border.

Trump has prioritized building a continuous border wall, and he has been increasingly frustrated with Congress's failure to fund it. As Congress worked on an appropriations bill in the summer, some Senate Republicans quietly said Congress was unlikely to pass a funding bill that includes money for the wall, even as Trump threatens a government shutdown. They have been right so far. The Senate passed a spending bill on Sept. 16 — without funding for the wall — to tide the government over for the next couple of months. Estimates vary on how much a full, physical wall spanning the U.S.-Mexico border would cost, but even the federal government’s most optimistic estimates peg it in the tens of billions of dollars. Annual maintenance is estimated in the hundreds of millions.

Hurd publicly opposes Trump’s plan to build a border wall and recognizes that Presidio may not need a physical wall. He represents a swing district that stretches hundreds of miles between El Paso and San Antonio, and so it makes sense to sometimes ally himself with moderate Republicans and Democrats. For example, when an ice storm caused cancellations of flights to D.C., Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic candidate running to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, embarked on a road trip with Hurd and livestreamed their trek. O’Rourke has said he won’t endorse anyone in the race, including Hurd’s Democratic opponent, Ortiz Jones.

Neither O’Rourke nor Cruz responded to multiple requests for comment about Presidio.

Hurd alone has little power to stop Trump from demanding a border wall or preventing Congress from funding one. But he engages with Presidio and works to represent everyone regardless of whether they voted for him, Newton said. In August 2017, Hurd held court at The Bean Cafe in Presidio, one of the town’s three main restaurants, to discuss the challenges facing Customs and Border Patrol and a proposed "smart wall" — using sensor technology, instead of hulking concrete and metal, to defend against illegal border crossings. Several Presidio residents say a “virtual wall” is a suitable alternative, an indication that Presidio residents’ opinions on border security and immigration in general aren’t uniform.

Nunez says a completely open border would be devastating.

Apolonia Gonzales, who runs a thrift store in downtown and whose husband works for Customs and Border Patrol, says those who cross the border illegally into Presidio pose no threat, and are usually just looking for food or water.

Molly Ferguson said it’s hard when people on the border can't legally cross: They are part of the Presidio community. Her good friend's mother was deported the year she graduated from high school.

Farmer Terry Bishop doesn’t necessarily want more people crossing the Rio Grande onto his land, which ends at the Mexican border. But a wall would block his access to river water for agriculture — and, he fears, cause severe environmental damage.

Most of them agree on Trump’s wall, though: It’d be intrusive and destructive to property — and the city’s relationship with Ojinaga.

Cars wait to enter Mexico from Presidio, a small Texas town on the border.
Cars wait to enter Mexico from Presidio, a small Texas town on the border. Matt Lankes for the Center for Public Integrity

In July, when Molly Ferguson donned her wedding dress — black, embroidered with yellow flowers and lined with white lace at the bottom in a traditional Oaxacan style — and married Miguel Rodriguez, she expected to start this next part of their relationship under the same roof, like most newlyweds.

But it’s never been that simple for them to navigate the border that splits their lives in two.

On their honeymoon in Veracruz, Mexico, Ferguson went to an evening concert with Rodriguez, where they listened to son jarocho — similar to mariachi, but with different instruments. Ferguson felt right at home — after all, she’s from Presidio, which draws its culture, its lifeblood, from the other side of the border, she says. She embodies the notion: Ferguson and her parents together perform in a mariachi band at weddings and parties on both sides of the border.

But Rodriguez is stuck on the Mexico side, and that means he couldn’t visit Ferguson while she was attending college an hour away in Alpine. He’s never come over to have dinner with her family at their home in Presidio.

"It feels really unnatural that, like, we have this boundary, even though we’re only five minutes away from each other. It's really strange to think that a person — my husband — can't visit me," Molly Ferguson said. "Are you kidding me?”

They dream of life where Ojinaga and Presidio become even more symbiotic, unencumbered by government restrictions and certainly not divided by a wall. The relationship of these two cities, like Ferguson and Rodriguez’s own relationship, would grow stronger.

For now, this dream is on hold. Looming over them is the threat of an idea proposed in Washington, championed by people who represent Presidio but know little of their way of life.

The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C. This story is part of the Center for Public Integrity’s “Abandoned in America” series, profiling communities connected by their profound needs and sense of political abandonment at a time when President Donald Trump’s administration has declared the nation’s war on poverty “largely over and a success.”

Disclosure: Texas Tech University has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune's journalism. Find a complete list of them here.

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2018/10/09/presidio-wall-texas-border-mexico/.

 

 

 

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Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from guest author, director of the Ilona Kish, Director of the Public Libraries 2020 Program in Europe.

When you think of your local library, you may recall the memory of getting lost in a good book , or even using a computer for the first time. Today people think of computers and smartphones as ubiquitous–always charged and at their fingertips. But for too many, computers are—to excuse a librarian’s pun—a closed book. For those unable to access or use a computer or smartphone–a whole world is shut off, limiting their access to information and opportunities.

Particularly in Europe, where 44 percent of Europeans lack basic digital skills, libraries are key to providing local tools and programs that teach those foundational skills. To help libraries provide welcoming spaces where people feel safe to learn, Public Libraries 2020 has partnered with Grow with Google in Europe, an initiative that has already helped over 4 million people Europeans grow their skills, and this year further pledged to help 1 million Europeans to find a job or grow their business by 2020.

Now, the Public Libraries 2020/Grow with Google partnership will help Europeans, from students to pensioners learn about digital skills, online safety and computer science. The digital toolkit titled “Libraries Lead with Digital” features ideas for how to run sessions on digital skills, online safety and computer science, and it’s currently in a pilot phase with ten libraries across the UK and Ireland. By helping librarians share ideas and resources with one another, public libraries will be able to run effective sessions that encourage participation from people who would be otherwise hard to reach.


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From youngsters to pensioners: Stockton Central Library hosts sessions on digital skills, online safety and coding utilizing resources from the Libraries Lead with Digital toolkit.

Library staff members in the pilot are helping residents respond to their local challenges. For example, they’re delivering extra trainings in rural areas like Norfolk; while in South Dublin there’s a drive to get more young people into STEM careers, making resources on coding particularly useful. The toolkit will help librarians share their knowledge with their colleagues, taking inspiration from the Google partnership already running with the American Library Association.

We’ve already gotten some inspiring feedback from those ten libraries leading the way in the UK and Ireland. In Stockton, librarian Katherine McDonagh said, “We’re reaching people who wouldn’t usually attend our regular sessions and most importantly showing people that your public library is just as relevant as ever.”

Author Neil Gaiman once described libraries as the “gates to the future.” With this new toolkit, Google and Public Libraries 2020 can help more people learn the digital skills and knowledge to feel confident as they step into that future, whatever it holds for them.




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