Related posts:‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: Baby, it was born to run Costa Rica’s love-hate relationship with ‘Jurassic Park’ International Cinema Festival starts rolling this Friday New Costa Rican movie explores ‘the happiest place in the world’ Facebook Comments Manuel Antonio National Park, on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, has become the stage of a new Hollywood love story: “After Words.” Filming began in 2012, and the film will premiere in New York City tonight.The movie stars Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, known for her roles in “Into the Wild” (2007) and “Mystic Rivers” (2003), alongside Oscar Jaenada Catalán, winner of a Goya for his role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (2011).The script, written by Joel Silverman and produced and directed by Juan Feldman, tells the romantic story of Jane (Harden), a highly introverted librarian, who loses her job because of budget cuts. While Jane spirals downward into depression and is considering suicide, she finds a book about Costa Rica whose images inspire her to take an end-of-life-journey to Central America, as Jane thinks that dying in Costa Rica might be the best thing she can do.In Costa Rica, Jane meets a young guide named Juan (Jaenada), who shows her the profound meaning of the essential Costa Rican saying “pura vida” (“pure life”) as they embark on an adventure through beautiful Costa Rican sights and experiences. Will they be enough to change Jane’s plans to end it all in paradise? Only time will tell.Costa Rican scenery provides the perfect background of the love story. Filming locations inclueded Manuel Antonio National Park, Portasol Living eco-community south of Manuel Antonio, Quepos, the Tárcoles River, and, on the Caribbean Coast, Puerto Viejo and Tortuguero.Guillermo Piedra Gonzalez, Portasol Living eco-community General Director, when asked what it was like to meet and host Hollywood movie stars, said that “Oscar was really focused on his work. Marcia was really nice, down-to-earth and fun. She went into our kitchen when our cooks were making their lunch, and started talking to the ladies about their recipes. She said she would like to come back to Costa Rica with her kids. We welcome her back anytime!”Part of the film’s inspiration came out of the coffee-table book “Costa Rica: A Journey Through Nature,” by Adrian Hepworth, which is based on his 13 years of photography fieldwork in Costa Rica.“I have no doubt [this movie] will tempt visitors to come and experience Costa Rica for themselves,” Hepworth said in a statement.Check out the trailer:
04May Rep. Maturen interviewed for documentary on ‘dark store’ tax loophole Categories: Maturen News NMU students producing ‘Boxed In’ to air on public access TVRep. Dave Maturen, R-Vicksburg, was interviewed Tuesday by a crew from Northern Michigan University filming a documentary on recent decisions by the Michigan Tax Tribunal.NMU journalism professor Dr. Dwight Brady and three students traveled to Lansing to film footage for “Boxed In,” a documentary about the “dark store” assessing theory the tribunal has used in recent years when determining the assessed value of big box retail stores.“I thought this would be a great project to get my students involved with the community,” Brady said. “It’s a compelling subject that has a lot of people talking.”In the interview Rep. Maturen discussed House Bill 5578, legislation he introduced that requires the Michigan Tax Tribunal to determine the “highest and best use” of the property that is the subject of the appeal and ensure the comparable properties have the same use.“The Michigan Tax Tribunal should not be using old, vacant structures with deed restrictions as comparable properties for new retail stores,” said Rep. Maturen, who is the only real estate appraiser in the Legislature. “Requiring the tribunal to look at ‘highest and best use’ ensures that they’re following the same solid appraisal principles every appraiser uses.“My legislation makes sure the Tax Tribunal is using comparables that truly are comparable – not just for big box stores, but for all properties.”The students also filmed footage of testimony on HB 5578 during Wednesday’s meeting of the House Committee on Tax Policy, where the bill is under consideration.Brady expects the documentary to air on WNMU in the Marquette area.##### Photo: Northern Michigan University student AnnMarie Kent, left, and journalism professor Dr. Dwight Brady, center, interview state Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Vicksburg, Tuesday for a documentary on the “dark store” assessing theory.
Categories: Alexander News 01Feb Alexander: Taxpayers deserve increased government transparency State Rep. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover, stated that today’s introduction of bipartisan legislation to make state government more transparent is another sign of the House’s commitment to be more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan.Alexander joined her colleagues today in announcing and co-sponsoring the reform plan to make the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and create a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA).The LORA bill exempts some records: including letters to and from people from the representatives’ districts, human resources files and ongoing legislative investigations or lawsuits.“I’ve always believed that a more transparent government is better government,” Alexander said. “That hasn’t changed now that I’m a member of the Legislature.”Alexander noted that the House has made itself increasingly transparent this term by putting more information into people’s hands.“In January, we announced that the Michigan House website now includes easy public access to salary information for all representatives and staff members,” she said.Michigan is one of just two states in which the public records disclosure does not apply to the Legislature and the governor’s office. Alexander reports that she’s pleased to see changes underway.###
26Mar Allor plan allowing DNR firefighters to provide mutual aid becomes law Categories: Allor News Firefighters with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will now be able to assist with search and rescue operations following natural disasters in other states – something that was not allowed prior to legislation introduced by state Rep. Sue Allor, which was signed into law last week.Allor, of Wolverine, said DNR firefighters were previously able to respond to forest fires in other states, but not other emergencies such as floods, hurricanes and other disasters.“Every year, and often multiple times a year, requests are made asking our state to help during emergencies,” Allor said. “Last year, the DNR deployed more than 150 employees to fight out-of-state forest fires but state law prevented the DNR from assisting people in need following other events, like Hurricane Harvey. This reform allows us to step up and help our neighbors in need.”Allor said Michigan is reimbursed for all costs incurred when responding to emergencies in other states, and the DNR is not required to send assistance when a request is made.“The DNR will weigh each request against in-state work, with the safety and security of Michigan residents taking top priority,” Allor said. “But if the time is right and we can provide assistance, Michigan firefighters will gain valuable experience and learn skills they can put to use here at home.”Allor said Alpena Fire Chief Bill Forbush played a key role in the legislative process.“I want to thank Chief Forbush, first for bringing the issue to my attention and also for testifying in support of the bill during committee,” Allor said. “He provided a tremendous amount of helpful insight and knowledge.”Allor’s legislation, House Bill 5198, is now Public Act 80 of 2018.###
Categories: Marino News,News 19Mar Rep. Marino votes to make state government more accountable Plan extends open record requirements to governor, LegislatureState Rep. Steve Marino today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan.Marino, of Harrison Township, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal.“The public deserves access to information about the way their state officials are spending taxpayer dollars,” Marino said. “People must be able to evaluate our decisions and hold us accountable, just like their local elected officials.”Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor and the Legislature from open records laws. The bipartisan solution approved today would end these exemptions and increase transparency in state government.The proposal will subject the governor and lieutenant governor to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and hold state representatives and senators to the same high standard by creating the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA).While LORA mirrors FOIA in many ways, there are exemptions for constituent inquiries to ensure that personal information is protected and kept private. Other types of communications – including those lawmakers have with state departments and lobbyists – would not be exempt.House Bills 4007-13 and 4015-16 now advance to the Senate for consideration.
Share15Tweet5ShareEmail20 SharesUser2004 [Public domain or Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia CommonsFebruary 20, 2018; CityLabThe Los Angeles River, long neglected, is slated for revival. As Jon Christensen writes in CityLab, “The river, which once rampaged in wet winters, was tamed by concrete beginning in the late 1930s. People forgot there was a river. It became a flood-control channel.”The turnabout is stunning. As the Los Angeles Times wrote back in 2015, “With architect Frank Gehry now involved in remaking the Los Angeles River, it’s hard to imagine that there once was a push to place a freeway along the waterway’s path.” Back in the late 1980s, then-California Assemblyman Richard Katz had actually suggested using part of the concrete “river” as a freeway. The Los Angeles Times article adds that, “A preliminary report concluded that much of the river could support the traffic lanes, and the proposal would relieve traffic congestion on several area freeways.”Now, events have taken a dramatically different turn. As Christensen, founder of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) at UCLA, writes, “Plans and fears center on an 11-mile stretch in the middle of the river’s run near downtown, where the city and the US Army Corps of Engineers have agreed on a vision for giving the river back some room to be a river again—and to become an icon for the future Los Angeles.”Of course, with revitalization comes a risk of displacement of existing residents in neighborhoods bordering this 11-mile stretch, a challenge that Christensen has called “green gentrification.” These neighborhoods in Los Angeles have names—places like “Atwater Village, Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Mount Washington, Northeast Los Angeles, Frogtown, Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights, Solano Canyon, Chinatown, and Dogtown.” These communities are, as Christensen, says “park poor.” But, as Christensen notes, making an area greener can price residents out, as has happened with other park development projects, like Manhattan’s High Line park.Christensen notes, however, that a new group, the Los Angeles Regional Open Space and Affordable Housing Collaborative—LA ROSAH—is trying to address these challenges. The coalition, “formed by organizations advocating for open space, affordable housing, and environmental justice” is seeking “to ensure that a greener environment benefits low-income residents rather than contributing to their displacement.” Christensen observes that the group’s name evokes the rose “in the process of blooming, becoming.”Part of the work of the collaborative, Christensen adds, has been “to improve coordination among parks and affordable housing advocates and agencies, and to promote successful policies and strategies for preserving and creating more affordable housing and green spaces.” As Christensen points out, “What becomes of this collaborative, and what becomes of parks and communities on the Los Angeles River, will shape the future of [Los Angeles] and will be watched closely as an example by the whole world.”The reason for this global scrutiny, of course, is that Los Angeles will host the Olympics in 2028.The city wants the Los Angeles River…to be an iconic centerpiece of the new story that it tells the world about itself. What if it were a true story about developing a real model for equitable and just greening of the city, a model that other cities around the world could learn from and build upon? That would truly be worth celebrating.—Sean Watterson and Steve DubbShare15Tweet5ShareEmail20 Shares
Google’s Google Fiber arm has won approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission to build a pay TV network in Kansas City in the US.Google sought permission to launch video services in Kansas City, which straddles Missouri and Kansas, last month. The Kansas authorities are still considering the request.Google is currently in the process of negotiating rights deals that would allow it to launch a pay TV service in the city, where it has begun deploying a fibre network.
System-on-chip (SoC) company Sigma Designs has announced that set-top vendor Televes has selected Httv’s httvBox solution based on Sigma Designs’ SMP8670 SoC for a free-to-air hybrid set-top box. Televes is the first set-top-box manufacturer to use the combination of Sigma’s SoC and the HbbTV turn-key solution. The initial deployment is targeted to the growing hybrid market in Europe. Powered by Sigma Designs SMP 8670 chipset, consumers purchasing HbbTV devices will have access to new services from entertainment providers such as catch-up TV, video-on-demand, interactive advertising, personalisation, voting, games and social networking.“We are thrilled to announce the first deployment of a set-top box incorporating the Sigma-based httvBox solution, which offers best in class performance for interactive broadcast standards such as HbbTV,” said Waheed Rasheed, vice-president of marketing at Sigma Designs. “Our open framework SDK solution for SMP8670 that supports QT-Webkit enabled the fast port of httvBox middleware, and the partnership between Sigma Designs and Httv has resulted in a highly interactive and cost-effective hybrid solution to the fast growing European free-to-air market.”Sigma Designs will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 4.C74. Httv will be on Stand 5.B26
The Russian government has extended and hardened must-carry rules imposed on the country’s pay TV operators.Two new amendments to laws governing media distribution will see operators obliged to carry all free-to-air channels and forbidden to make any changes to the time of transmission on terrestrial TV.The current list of must-carry services now includes the 10 TV and three radio services included in the country’s first digital-terrestrial multiplex. Operators are obliged to retransmit the channels at now cost to subscribers or to the channels themselves.This is now being extended to cover retransmission of all channels licensed by the Federal authorities that have coverage of over two thirds of the population of the regions, while operators will also be obliged to retransmit services that have coverage of two thirds of more of those municipalities in which the operators offer services.Operators will be forbidden from changing the time of transmission of the channels without their permission. Channels in Russia stagger their transmission times to account for the country’s different time zones from East to West.
Marco FrattolinTV software platform provider Zenterio has added Ekioh’s HTML5 TV browser to the range of products integrated within its TV operating system.According to Zenterio, Ekioh’s TV broaser provides it with a range of features including the ability support HTML5 middleware and render the latest OTT portals from within its TV OS UI.“Our longstanding partnership with Ekioh has been extremely successful and this new agreement is a logical extension. The joint solution has recently been deployed by Magyar Telekom in Hungary,” said Marco Frattolin, VP of product management at Zenterio.“The Zenterio OS enables operators to independently choose their hardware and middleware solutions. Ekioh’s features and performance extend that independence and our minimal use of resources helps ensure tight cost management of the overall solution,” said Stephen Reeder, commercial director at Ekioh.
Cable and telecom investor Altice has made a number of senior appointments. The group, which owns Numericable-SFR in France and Hot in Israel and is the process of acquiring Portugal Telecom, has named Alexandre Marque as general counsel, effective from May 1, Gerrit Jan Bakker as group treasurer, effective from June 1, Fabrice Vasa as head of group tax and Natacha Marty as company secretary, both effective from July 1.Altice has also named Malo Corbin as vice-president of strategy and business development, effective from September 1.Marque has advised Altice since 2004. Bakker was previously deputy treasurer at Liberty Global. Vasa was head of group tax for Scheider Electric, while Marty was counsel in the corporate department of law firm Davis, Polk and Wardell.Corbin was previously vice-president in the telecom and technology group of Lazard Group.
Skyline Communications will showcase version 9.0 of its DataMiner network management and OSS platform at IBC.The Belgium-based company claims that DataMiner offers unified control, monitoring and workflow automation across all devices, data centre infrastructure, cloud OS, virtualised software functions and CPE devices – regardless of vendor or model.It is also designed to provide end-to-end visibility from the content source, across the network, down to millions of CPE and in-home devices.Skyline’s product marketing director, Steven Soenens, claimed that the new 9.0 release of DataMiner will “drastically change the NMS/OSS landscape”, adding that “DataMiner’s new and bullet-proof resource and session management across satellite, fiber and cloud infrastructures is essential to the operation of any modern network.”Skyline will display various other items at IBC, including confidence monitoring using hardware- and software-defined monitoring probes, digital head end management for linear and OTT streaming, Master Control Room management with single-click studio configuration, and satellite earth station management.Skyline is a specialist in end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software for the broadcast, satellite, cable, IPTV and mobile industries.Skyline Communications will exhibit at IBC on stand 1.A23
Scripps Networks Interactive has confirmed that it now owns 98.8% of TVN and will start the “squeeze out process” to secure 100% of the Polish broadcaster.Scripps acquired approximately 46% of TVN’s shares for some US$833.1 million (€746.7 million) after concluding its tender offer for all outstanding shares last week.This comes after it completed a deal to acquire 52.7% of TVN from ITI and Canal+ Group in July.“Scripps Networks Interactive now owns 98.8% of TVN, and the company will execute a squeeze out process to acquire all remaining outstanding TVN shares,” said the channels group in a statement.TVN is one of Poland’s leading media companies with a portfolio of free-to-air and pay TV lifestyle and entertainment channels. These include TVN, TVN 7, TVN Style, TTV, TVN Turbo, 24-hour news channel TVN24, and business news channel TVN24 Biznes i Swiat.
Netflix is raising the prices for long-time subscribers, with many unaware the cost of a subscription is about to be hiked according to analysts.A new entry-level Netflix subscription in the US now costs US$9.99 per month, but customers who were paying for the service before two separate $1 a month price hikes for new subs, remained on the earlier US$7.99 rate.From next month these ‘grandfathered’ subs will be charged the regular US$9.99 rate. The change will hit about 17 million, or 37%, of the streaming service’s customers and as many as 80% of these are unaware of the upcoming price rise, Business Insider was the first to report.It added that investment bank UBS estimates this will result in churn of 3-4% among the group of subs facing the price rise.
Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel, which last week completed the acquisition of Zegona Communications-owned Asturias operator Telecable, has posted solid subscriber gains for the first half and reduced revenues in what it described as a highly competitive market.Euskaltel saw particularly strong growth in the mobile segment, adding 35,000 new mobile lines in the first half, up 4.8% year-on-year. Some 79.6% of the group’s customers now take at least one mobile line from it.The company also saw solid growth in pay TV, adding 10,000 connections in the first six months of the year, up 3.5%. Pay TV is now taken by 58.9% of the company’s base. Euskaltel highlighted its recently launched catch up service Te Lo Perdiste, on-demand platform Replayteka, NDVR, startover and premium content, which had increased usage and satisfaction with the pay TV service. Euskaltel also recently launched a new 4K Android TV box, a first for the market.Euskaltel said that exactly two thirds – 66.7% – of its customer base now took three or four services, compared to 65.2% a year ago. The number of products taken on average grew from 3.4 to 3.5. Total residential revenue-generating units stood at 1.9 million, up by 31,000 year-on-year.Euskaltel’s overall revenues dropped by 2.3% to €279.3 million for the six months, taken lower by the prior year impact of a Basque Country regional government contract. However, residential revenues grew by only 0.4% in what the company described as a “highly aggressive, competitive environment”.EBITDA dipped from €139.3 million to €137.9 million, impacted by the company’s contribution to the funding of public service broadcaster RTVE under new rules. Adjusted EBITDA was up 0.6%.
Vivendi has reportedly written to the Italian prime minister’s office in an attempt to ward off the threat of the Italian government wielding its so-called ‘golden power’ to veto the French media group’s influence over Telecom Italia (TIM).According to La Repubblica, Vivendi has enlisted the help of two senior Italian legal experts, Sabino Cassese and Andrea Zoppini, to make its case.According to the paper, the media group has addressed the question of the departure of former CEO Flavio Cattaneo, denying that this was evidence of its control over the telco. It said that neither the assigning of power to executive chairman Arnaud de Puyfontaine or the appointment of Amos Genish as operations chief showed that Vivendi was in ‘control’ of the operator, and that the management changes were in line with Vivendi’s claim that it was ‘coordinating’ with TIM in specific areas in a way that falls far short of exercising management control.According to the report, Cassese and Zoppini pointed out that Vivendi has not merged with TIM or challenged its remit and service obligations – developments that could potentially trigger the use of the golden power, which is reserved for cases where a country’s strategic interests are under threat.Vivendi this week told Italian markets regulator CONSOB that it does not exercise control over TIM, arguing that “its participation in the telco is not sufficient to allow it to exercise, on a stable basis, a dominant influence at Telecom Italia shareholders’ meetings”.
The 2020 iteration of VidCon will be the first to take place in Latin America, with Mexico City playing host to the inaugural VidCon Mexico.VidCon US, VidCon Australia and VidCon London are the world’s largest events for fans, creators, executives, and brands who are passionate about online video and building diverse communities. Across the three events, VidCon hosts more than 90,000 attendees via a variety of live on-stage performances, panels, fireside chats, interactive experiences, fan and creator meet & greets, and brand activations. VidCon was founded by veteran YouTube creator Hank Green in 2009 and was acquired by Viacom in 2018.VidCon Mexico will be held at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City starting April 30. The four-day event will feature the most-popular digital celebrities from Latin America and the rest of the world, including Calle y Poche and Nickelodeon Latin America’s Isabella de la Torre “La Bala”.“We are excited to be the first country in Latin America to host VidCon,” said Eduardo Lebrija, senior vice president and general manager Latin America North and regional sales for Viacom International Media Networks Americas. “Mexico is an important creative hub content creators, brands and platform launches, and the first VidCon Mexico will be an incredible opportunity to unite and celebrate creators and fans and inspire the next generation of leaders and brands that will shape the future of the digital world.”Jim Louderback, general manager of VidCon said: “Mexico is one of the most vibrant, creative centers in the world for influencers, brands and content creators to build audiences and grow their brand. Many of the top global creators have emerged from Mexico in the last few years, and brands and marketers here have led the way in welcoming creators and influencers into their marketing mix. We couldn’t be more excited to bring VidCon’s unique mix of insight, expertise and community to Mexico in partnership with the amazing Viacom team.”
In a moving message, Leah Kelly wrote: “The most perfect human being ever, love of my life x.”In response to Leah’s message, retired teacher Harry Sharkey replied: “RIP Jordan – one of the kindest people I ever had the privilege of teaching when I was in St Brigid’s.“Thoughts & prayers are with his family at this very hard time.“God rest his gentle soul.”There has been a huge outpouring of grief by friends of both Jordan and Leah over his senseless murder.There has been a large number of messages of support expressed to Jordan’s heartbroken family.Jordan McConomy in happier times with girlfriend Leah Kelly who has been left devastated at his senseless murderDerry priest Fr Michael Canny said the teenager’s family was “in bits” following the tragedy.“A son, a brother a family member was now dead as a result of an altercation or whatever happened in William Street a few hours earlier.“It’s the most dreadful news.“And it’s devastating news and it’s news that all parents who have children out socialising must dread,” he added. .Fr Canny said Mr McConomy’s family described him as a typical teenager who had a passion for cars.TEACHER PAYS GLOWING TRIBUTE TO MURDERED FORMER PUPIL JORDAN MCCONOMY was last modified: September 27th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team later launched a murder inquiry.Around lunchtime on Sunday, an 18-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of murdering Jordan.He remains in custody at Strand Road police station.On Monday, Derry Daily reported how Jordan’s heartbroken girlfriend had posted pictures on her Facebook of the couple together. A FORMER teacher of murdered Jordan McConomy has paid a glowing tribute to the student he once taught.Jordan was murdered in the early hours of Sunday morning during what police describe as an “altercation” in the William Street area of the city.The 19-year-old former pupil at St Brigid’s High School in Derry was rushed by ambulance to Altnagelvin Hospital but tragically died of his injuries. FR MICHAEL CANNYHARRY SHARKEYLEAH KELLYST BRIGID’S HIGH SCHOOLTEACHER PAYS GLOWING TRIBUTE TO MURDERED FORMER PUPIL JORDAN MCCONOMY
POLICE in Derry are appealing for information following a serious assault that took place in the Chapel Road area on Sunday, December 31, 2017.A man was viciously assaulted by three males and as a result he has been left with life changing injuries.Officers want a taxi driver who came to his assistance to contact them at Strand Road PSNI station. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.POLICE RENEW APPEAL OVER VICIOUS NEW YEAR’S EVE ASSAULT IN DERRY was last modified: February 12th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet Investigating officer Constable Robb said: “It was reported that sometime between 1:00am and 1:30am, a 37-year-old man was attacked by three males at the junction of Chapel Road and Margaret Street.“The victim suffered injuries to his head, face and ribs which resulted in being life-changing.“A passing taxi driver stopped to assist the man and helped him home.“We are appealing for this taxi driver, and anyone else with information or who may have witnessed the incident, to contact police at Strand Road Police Station on 101 quoting CCS 596 of 31/01/18. CHAPEL ROADCONSTABLE ROBBMARGARET STREETPOLICE RENEW APPEAL OVER VICIOUS NEW YEAR’S EVE ASSAULT IN DERRYPSNISTRAND ROAD
Pinterest BECKLEY, WV –An ice storm has hit here in West Virginia. The temperatures throughout the day have been cold with continuous rain, thos type of weather conditions can be hard to drive in.” It’s kind of difficult.”” Its terrible.” Said Chuck Miller, A TravelThe roads on the highways and by ways are quite icy which makes for a slick travel. in these cases everyone should take there time on the roads and drive cautiously.” I had to travel from Princeton to Beckley, it was hard to see with the rain the ice and everything.” Said Taylor O’dell, Travel Plaza EmployeeWeather conditions like this can be difficult to see in let alone drive in… and the roads and highways are filled with hundreds and thousands of drivers who all want to make it to their destination safely. ” It’s extremely, extremely bad. I would recommend anyone to slow down that way you can protect yourself as a driver. It’s a lot more better when you increase your following distance in case you have to put on your breaks to avoid an obstacle.” Said Anthony Long, Truck Driver” Just be very careful go slow and just watch your surroundings.” Said Ms. O’dellOther things to look out for on the roads are trees that have fallen and power lines that are down. Twitter Previous PostBoys Class AA/A All-State Teams Linkedin Porsha Thompson Google+ Tumblr Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Icy Weather Conditions Cause Slick Travel By Porsha ThompsonNov 15, 2018, 17:52 pm 459 0 Next PostBluefield-Keyser Moved to Saturday Home NewsWatch Local News Icy Weather Conditions Cause Slick Travel Facebook Mail