Sea turtle buried on Seagate Beach after being hit by boat

first_imgAdvertisementTurner said it wasn’t easy. “I would think it weighed maybe 70-100lbs. It was difficult to drag and bury it,” Turner said.Collier County Principal Environmental Specialist Maura Kraus said the county worker buried the green sea turtle four feet deep, which is the state protocol. AdvertisementTags: collier countysea turtle RELATEDTOPICS Collier school resource officers teach kids how to fish on first day of “Summerfest” June 16, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments “They provide nutrients for the dunes to make the dunes grow stronger and they put nutrients back into the dune system so they are good for the beach,” Kraus said. Kraus said this green sea turtle was hit by a boat. “Well sea turtles are air-breathing they have to come up to breathe so you know usually it’s always an accident. Nobody hits them on purpose but it does happen,” Kraus said. This year alone Collier County has seen 32 sea turtle injuries or deaths from boating-related incidents, red tide, and shark bites. “It’s very sad, it’s very very sad,” Turner said. Remember sea turtle nesting season runs through October so make sure to be mindful of patching any holes on the beach and picking up your trash.  COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A county worker and another woman jumped into action when a dead green sea turtle washed up on the shore of Seagate Beach Friday morning.Every morning, Gail Turner takes a walk on Seagate Beach. On Friday, she saw a dead green sea turtle wash up on shore. “It looked like it was cut at the top of the head in the back, it was really sad to see and nobody was around,” Turner said. Moments later Turner said a county worker showed up and the two dragged the turtle towards the dune area and started digging.  Wounded Warriors organization accuses City of Naples of discrimination June 16, 2021 Sea turtle caught on camera nesting on Naples beach June 16, 2021 Amazon distribution center officially opens in Collier County June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

Signs of “soft landing” emerging for Quebec housing market: Fitch

first_imgJames Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Tougher stress tests won’t chill housing market: Scotia GTA home sales down 13% between April and May: TRREB Although the market is still significantly overvalued, according to Fitch, the report forecasts prices trending slightly downward, but avoiding a more significant crash. Citing data from Teranet, the report notes that home prices in Quebec are now 4% below their peak in 2012 in real terms. Prices are expected to increase modestly throughout the summer due to seasonal pressure, but report indicates that prices have been on a downward trajectory, with negative year-over-year returns in every month since June 2013. By contrast, national prices have not declined on a year-over-year basis since the downturn in 2009, and are up 8% since 2012, it notes. Fitch has viewed the Quebec housing market as overvalued for some time, the report notes, with its estimated overvaluation peaking at 27% in 2012. Since then, negative real price trends and positive economic growth have reduced overvaluation to approximately 20%, according to the report, and, Fitch continues to see a soft landing for the market. “Quebec home prices are exhibiting signs of gradual moderation and decline,” the report states, adding that it expects prices to trend modestly downward over the next several years. “Risks may be elevated if the broader Canadian economy falters. However, limited energy exposure in Quebec and a weakening Canadian dollar which should improve balance of trade should limit significant downside,” the report concludes. Related newscenter_img Keywords Housing Although it remains about 20% overvalued, the housing market in Quebec appears headed for a soft landing, according to New York City-based Fitch Ratings. Home prices in the province are continuing to weaken amid lagging economic growth, the rating agency notes in a report published Monday. “A soft landing is now in progress that should continue to see home prices drift slightly downward over the next year,” the report states. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Global housing prices rise amid pandemic: BISlast_img read more

Political fallout of Lalit Modi’s revelations has spurred Enforcement Directorate into renewed action

first_imgBCCI disciplinary committee head Arun Jaitley indicted Lalit Modi in 2013 and kept him away from cricket administration. Today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will take the case to its logical conclusion. The ED-the economic fraud investigation agency of his ministry-is believed to have completed inquires into most of the 16,BCCI disciplinary committee head Arun Jaitley indicted Lalit Modi in 2013 and kept him away from cricket administration. Today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will take the case to its logical conclusion. The ED-the economic fraud investigation agency of his ministry-is believed to have completed inquires into most of the 16 FEMA-related violations against Modi. The former IPL commissioner will soon be served notices with penalty and tax demands.ED sleuths are probing financial irregularities and evasion worth Rs 1,681 crore by Modi along with former BCCI chief N. Srinivasan, IPL COO Sundar Raman, MSM CEO Manjit Singh and others. The maximum penalty under FEMA rules is three times penalty, but what must worry the former cricket tsar is the cases related to a $1.02-billion broadcast deal with Sony-MSM. ED officials are discussing the procedure to issue a red-corner notice against Modi. Earlier this year, sleuths started probing this case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), which also allows for criminal charges, arrest and even extradition.Jaitley has clarified at a press conference that a light blue notice (where the immigration agencies are alerted to detain Modi if he enters India and inform ED officials) issued by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence is still active. Under the red corner notice, Interpol will be obliged to arrest him anywhere in the world.Since 2010, ED officials have probed Modi’s role and issued him notices in three cases. But investigations gathered momentum only after Jaitley was appointed minister in the new NDA government. In the case of alleged money laundering, the ED started investigations earlier this year under provisions of PMLA based on an FIR lodged in October 2010. A special team of ED in Mumbai is investigating this case of money laundering, and is expected to send him a notice charging him with laundering Rs 1,206 crore.advertisementThe FIR was filed on the complaint of N. Srinivasan in Chennai. On his complaint, police booked Modi and seven others for cheating, falsification of accounts, criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy. Amongst others, Modi’s dealings in this broadcast deal was under prime suspicion. The investigating agency of Chennai Police, Central Crime Branch, is still awaiting a green signal to take the investigation further. Had Chennai police been diligent, they could have slapped provisions under Section 172 of the IPC to book Modi as an absconder. This would allow law enforcement authorities to move court to attach his property or seek extradition.Since 2010, Modi has been living in England, and his lawyers maintain that there is a constant threat to his life in India. In fact, they offered to communicate via a video link or at the Indian High Commission in London. However, ED officials say that the FEMA Act doesn’t permit this, hence they want Modi to return and join the probe.On June 22, Modi uploaded his responses to the ED’s showcause notices, and maintained that he has responded to all its notices. But ED officials maintain that they still have several questions to ask him-about his links with companies formed in tax havens and the transactions made through them. Officials say that they want to know his relationship with investment companies owning equity in franchises such as Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. There are allegations of FEMA violation in accepting the Rs 20-crore bid from Britain-based Emerging Media. The ED also suspects forex-related discrepancies in remittances made by the BCCI to International Management Group UK Ltd towards consultancy fees for IPL from 2008 to 2010.In February this year, Modi along with Srinivasan, Sundar Raman, Manjit Singh and others were accused of allegedly violating FEMA rules in concluding broadcast deal worth Rs 425 crore in Mauritius to evade tax. There are also allegations that Modi made IPL pay a facilitation fee of $80 million to World Sports Group (Mauritius) to withdraw from the global TV rights of IPL. WSG won the contract in 2008 for $918 million for 10 years. The deal was annulled and a fresh contract was signed with Sony-MSM. ED officials suspect that Modi could be one of the beneficiaries of the Rs 125 crore transacted between these two entities.To go deeper into the transaction and collect more evidence, ED officials say that they will send a letter rogatory-a formal request to a foreign court requesting assistance-to Mauritius. Officials say they are seeking details of funds that were transferred via Mauritius. This can open up options of seeking a red corner notice to enable the ED to bring Modi back. But securing the notice, or pursuing the cases against a man who is flaunting his connections globally, could prove to be an uphill task.advertisementlast_img read more