The Town of Manchester has announced a full-featured online GISpresence for its parcel, zoning, and tax maps. Information availableincludes overall zoning maps, overall and individual parcel maps,individual parcel data, and other useful information such as zoningdistricts, flood hazard overlays, and aerial photos.The site was created by Main Street GIS, and is available online athttp://www.mainstreetmaps.com/VT/Manchester/(link is external). This project was done as acollaborative effort between the Town’s planning and assessing departments.
Zurich, March 3: The General Assembly of the Intertiol Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting has decided to include Rabat, Morocco, as a new host city for the prestigious global series of one-day athletics meetings, it was announced on Thursday.The meeting replaces New York, US, with immediate effect for the 2016 season, reports Xinhua.Launched in March 2009, the IAAF Diamond League — which features the world’s best athletes competing across 32 individual track and field disciplines — has for its first six competition seasons (2010-2015) included host cities in Asia, Europe, and North America.With the addition of Rabat, the series of 14 meetings — which annually takes place from May to September — now includes a fourth continent, Africa.Rabat first applied for membership of the IAAF Diamond League in 2014 and has since undergone a rigorous evaluation process to confirm its organisation, facilities and services were of a high enough standard for inclusion into athletics’ top-tier intertiol invitatiol circuit.Sebastian Coe, IAAF President and Chairman of Diamond League AG, said: “We are pleased to be able to take our premier athletics series into a new continental area. The IAAF Diamond League offers the best athletics entertainment to the world outside of the IAAF World Championships and the Olympic Games.”2016 IAAF Diamond League calendarMay 5 – Doha, QatarMay 14 – Shanghai, ChiMay 22 – Rabat, MoroccoMay 28 – Eugene, United StatesJune 2 – Rome, ItalyJune 5 – Birmingham, BritainJune 9- Oslo, NorwayJune 16 – Stockholm, SwedenJuly 15 – MocoJuly 22-23- London, BritainAugust 25 – Lausanne, SwitzerlandAugust 27 – Paris, FranceSeptember 1 – Zurich, SwitzerlandSeptember 9 – Brussels, Belgium. IANS
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — You may have noticed a few extra police vehicles driving around Alpena the past few days. That’s because the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers is currently training over 300 canines and their handlers at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena.President of the NAPCH, Terry Foley, helps prepare this event every year. “We have tracking, building searches, aggression control,” he said. “We have police chases, narcotics detection, explosives detection, and anything that the officers will be utilizing the dog for on the road.”Col. John Miner, installation commander of the CRTC, says he looks forward to these exercises each year. “We do some pretty exciting stuff here at the training center,” he said. “This is probably one of the most interesting and probably one of the biggest highlights we have every year.”A total of 60 trainers are available to help train both the dogs and the officers handling them. Officer Greg Roberts, with the Wayne State University Police Department, says this is his third year at the training center and his second year working with two dogs. “You get the best of both worlds. Narcotics detection as well as explosives detection, so it’s going extremely well, actually, for as young as they are and as new of a handler as I am really,” he said.Besides training for what police encounter on the street, these teams are also developing extremely strong bonds with each other. “With the second dog being that I was able to keep him from six months old and raise him from a puppy,” said Roberts. “I really see that relationship and that bond really grew throughout the time that I’ve had him. So for him to go to another handler I think would be a struggle for him.”This year’s training started on September 29 and will continue until October 3.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, National Association of Professional Canine HandlersContinue ReadingPrevious Trophy of the WeekNext Alpena High School hosts college night for students