O2 could become a public company after merger with Three

first_img Show Comments ▼ O2 could become a public company after merger with Three Sunday 20 September 2015 10:43 pm Jessica Morris O2 could become a public company after Hong Kong investment group CK Hutchison completes its acquisition of the network operator from Telefónica.CK Hutchison, owned by Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, plans to merge O2 with its three network subject to regulatory approval. The deal has stoked competition concerns, because it would mean mobile tariffs in the UK were set by just three huge providers. Canning Fok, co-group managing director of CK Hutchison, told the Financial Times that an initial public offering (IPO) of the combined £15bn business has been talked about with external investors.Read more: O2 boosts its customers and revenue at the start of 2015″There is a liquidity requirement by our investor group and one way to provide will be an IPO, which we will support,” Fok said in the interview.”Its only reasonable that you give yourself some time. No one is a magician … you need to work on business, and get the customer happy.”He added that the combined UK business would be run by Three’s current chief executive, David Dyson, with O2 boss Ronan Dunne due to step down after the deal has completed.O2 reported sales of £1.3bn in the first quarter of 2015, up 1.1 per cent from the same time last year. There were also 133,000 new mobile contracts for the firm in the quarter, and 5,000 new pre-pay customers. Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbes whatsapp More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comlast_img read more

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WATCH: Laois farming family praise social media for helping them retrieve stolen tractor

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Community WATCH: Laois farming family praise social media for helping them retrieve stolen… NewsCommunity WATCH: Laois farming family praise social media for helping them retrieve stolen tractor Pinterest Twitter Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook By Siun Lennon – 21st November 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Council TAGSTractor stolen New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening A Laois farming family that had their new tractor stolen and later retrieved at the start of the year have praised the impact of social media in a recent interview.Sean and Rory Doyle, from The Rock, saw their 2012 registered Massey Ferguson as well as their neighbour’s Broughan trailer was taken from the family farm on Friday January 12.Rory posted about the missing machinery on Facebook, and the news spread like wildfire across the social media platform.There were numerous sightings of the tractor, including in Killaloe, county Clare, before it was returned to the Doyles on February 1.Recently, they spoke to Agriland’s Siobhan Walsh about discovering that the tractor and trailer were missing, and the support they received online.“On that particular night we were only after leaving the farm. I was going swimming, Barry my brother was going to the gym I think, and daddy was going to shop in Port or something like that,” Rory told Siobhan.The estimated time of the theft was roughly 7pm.“I think I was in front of it, or behind it, and daddy just missed it, so it was probably around half six that it was stolen, maybe closer to seven.“They went out the gate and had no lights on the trailer. There was a trailer on it but they mustn’t have been able to get the trailer off, because they weren’t able to get a stand down. They tried putting a brush down, they broke the handle of a brush,” Rory continued.His father Sean described the events of the following day.“The following morning a man that works with us came in and he collected a tractor and trailer and went on for his load of meal and he didn’t notice anything wrong. There was a door broken on the shed but other than that there wasn’t much damage done.Thankfully, the tractor and trailer were found 10 days later. The mudguard and side panel were damaged, as well as GPS wires. All markings and the cover had also been removed.Both Sean and Rory thanked local and national efforts for helping to find the equipment.Rory said, “I suppose Facebook really was the best thing. I put it on Facebook that morning and within a day or so, or a couple of days in – it had got to Killaloe or somewhere.“Everyone was so helpful on Facebook like they were really, really helpful. I suppose if we didn’t keep at it ourselves we probably would have never got it.”The Guards in Mountmellick were brilliant, I couldn’t say a bad thing about them” said Rory. “They did Trojan work,” Sean agreed.They also told Siobhan of the importance the missing machinery had on their income and farming lives.“It was of huge importance to us because we were only after buying it six months previously and we were paying the second payment on it a week after it was stolen.That was enormous – imagine having to pay a second payment on it and no tractor,” said Sean.Rory added, “It was a good achievement to have the two tractors and then to have someone come in and take it on you – you work so hard to get it and someone comes in to take that on you, it’s not really fair but sure.”The Doyles have now upped their security efforts even further – installing electric gates and and enclosing the yard with concrete walls.Of course, this all costs a lot of money – but the Doyles are paying to have the necessary precautions to prevent this from happening to them again.Following the retrieval of the machinery, arrests have been made but case has not yet been heard.Check out the full interview below:SEE ALSO – Killeshin scoop award at the IPB ‘Pride of Place’ awards ceremony Community Previous articlePortlaoise v the Dublin champions: Some great battles but a long tale of woe for The TownNext articleLaois farmers speak passionately as huge crowd attend Beef Plan meeting Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

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Teen G2 driver of Hyundai Veloster clocked at 213 km/h in Ottawa

first_img The Ottawa Police Service’s traffic case manager tweeted a tip to the parents of a teen G2 driver who was clocked at 213 km/h on Woodroffe Avenue just north of Fallowfield Road at 11 a.m. Thursday.“Your child has proven themselves ‘just not ready’ for the privilege of driving,” Sgt. Craig Roberts wrote.The 18-year-old’s behaviour behind the wheel of a Hyundai Veloster coupe reached an “unbelievable level of irresponsibility that could easily have resulted in a life-altering tragedy,” Roberts added. Dear parents of the 18yr old G2 driver clocked at 213km/h along Woodroffe Ave earlier today; your child has proven themselves “just not ready” for the privilege of driving. Unbelievable level of irresponsibility that could easily have resulted in a life-altering tragedy. pic.twitter.com/weddKarYfj— OPS Traffic Unit (@OPSTrafficCM) February 11, 2021The teen was charged with stunt driving, which means a court date with fines of $2,000 to $10,000 upon conviction, plus an automatic one-week driver’s licence suspension and vehicle impound.Penalties also include six demerit points and a potential two-year licence suspension.5-Series BMW clocked at +45km/h OVER the posted limit along Woodroffe Ave earlier today…G1 status driver appropriately charged (previously charged for driving with no insurance)…so many questions with this one…#Unbelievable #JustNotReady #OurStreets pic.twitter.com/8YbhCCQsp4— OPS Traffic Unit (@OPSTrafficCM) February 10, 2021Novice drivers also face escalating penalties for driving infractions. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 File: Ottawa Police Services.  Tony Caldwell / Postmedia On Wednesday, a G1 driver was clocked at 45 km/h over the posted limit — again on Woodroffe Avenue — while behind the wheel of a BMW 5 Series. ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSHyundaiVelosterCoupeFlexNew VehiclesOntarioOttawaFlexOntarioOttawaspeeding advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada Trending Videos See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca last_img read more

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Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre conducts health screening camps in Mumbai

first_imgJaslok Hospital & Research Centre conducts health screening camps in Mumbai Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” News Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share By EH News Bureau on November 6, 2017 center_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Ties up with state State Charity Commissioner Shivkumar DigeJaslok Hospital & Research Centre with State Charity Commissioner Shivkumar Dige, recently organised a free general health screening to educate the underprivileged about the health benefits and schemes available at trust run hospitals across Mumbai. Three mobile ambulances were used for the general screening which took place at the Worli Milk Dairy Development office, Tardeo Tulsiwadi post office and covered up till Worli slum area.The screening helped in early detection of health problems for many who were given the immediate medical attention they needed. More than 255 people were motivated to take various tests made available by Jaslok hospital. Benefits of free first aid facility were given to the individuals and medicines like antibiotics were prescribed to the patients. Doctors along with a team of nurses provided the consultation to the underprivileged. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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Police Department received numerous call for service regarding a male subject in possession of two large knives

first_imgHomeNewsPolice Department received numerous call for service regarding a male subject in possession of two large knives Oct. 13, 2017 at 10:58 amNewsPolice Department received numerous call for service regarding a male subject in possession of two large kniveseditor4 years agoCrime WatchSanta Monica On October 6, at about 4 p.m.The Santa Monica Police Department received numerous call for service regarding a male subject in possession of two large knives that were protruding out of his back pockets. Several witnesses reported seeing the subject at various locations.The subject was located on the 2100 block of Ocean Avenue. The subject was detained for an investigation at the 1600 block of Ocean Avenue. The suspect admitted to possessing the knives for protection and the blade was concealed in his waistband.The suspect was placed under arrest for a weapons violation. Andrew Robert Fernandez, 25, homeless, was arrested for carrying a concealed knife. Bail was set at $20,000.Tags :Crime WatchSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentThey Put Faces on PlacesOfficers responded to a radio call for service at Rite AidYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agolast_img read more

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Google kicks off Android Nougat rollout

first_img KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Tags Google taps retail with NYC store Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Steve Costello HomeDevicesNews Google kicks off Android Nougat rollout Relatedcenter_img Devices AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 AUG 2016 Previous ArticleTech giants Apple and Nokia invest in healthNext ArticleAmerica Movil will keep 51% stake in Telekom Austria Google made available the latest version of its Android platform, although it will be some time before most customers see the OS (if at all).Android 7.0 – also known as Android Nougat – is available to users of Google’s Nexus devices (although not Nexus 5 from 2013 and its predecessors). LG will also be the first to ship a smartphone using the platform (its anticipated V20), and Google is believed to be planning new Nexus devices.But when it comes to existing owners of devices, upgrades are something of a mixed bag. While some vendors bring new versions of Android to their smartphones swiftly (Motorola, for example), others such as Samsung and Huawei have a mixed track record at best.According to figures from Google, just 15.2 per cent of devices using its Play services in the week to 1 August 2016 were running the latest version of Android (Android 6.0 Marshmallow), meaning it was less popular than the earlier Jelly Bean (which dates from 2012), KitKat and Lollipop variants.Indeed, much of the penetration of a new Android platform is dependent on new device sales rather than updates to smartphones already in the hands of customers, which explains the lag between new versions reaching the market, take up, and the slow erosion of share for earlier platforms.Reports earlier this year suggested that Google was looking at ways to encourage vendors to support earlier upgrades, including making public a listing of the times taken. In addition to making new features available to users, there are also security benefits to upgrading.The search giant said it took “a different approach” to building the platform, including giving early access to developers.Features available to users include personalisation options such as customisable quick settings, improved multitasking, and improved battery management features. Also added is support for Vulkan, an advanced 3D rendering API, and Daydream, Google’s platform for mobile virtual reality.Android’s security capabilities have also been beefed-up.In addition, Google is publishing the Android 7.0 source code to the Android Open Source Project. AndroidGoogleLGNexusNougat Google refreshes Nest Hublast_img read more

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On Ryder bubble, Bjorn takes first-round lead in Denmark

first_imgAALBORG, Denmark – Thomas Bjorn shot a 5-under 66 for a three-way share of the lead after the first round of the Made in Denmark on Thursday, boosting his chances of securing a place in Europe’s Ryder Cup team. Playing in his home tournament, Bjorn made five birdies and did not drop a shot in gusty conditions. He was tied for first with Felipe Aguilar of Chile and Bradley Dredge of Wales. They led by three shots from Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark, who hit a bogey-free 69. Nine players carded 70. Bjorn hasn’t played in the Ryder Cup since 2002, but a victory on the Himmerland Resort course will guarantee him a spot in the European team for the match against United States at Gleneagles next month. Bjorn has occupied a position in the automatic qualifying places since December. ”I am happy with the day and happy with the start. It was pretty solid all way round,” said Bjorn, who earned his first professional victory at Himmerland in 1995. Aguilar, a two-time European Tour winner, briefly led with a birdie on the par-four 8th hole, his 17th, but Bjorn, playing a hole behind, immediately responded in kind. They both parred the last. Dredge, who also has won two European Tour events, recovered from bogeying the second, his 11th hole, to birdie five of his last seven holes. Paul Lawrie of Scotland and Soren Larsen of Denmark pulled out of the tournament because of injuries. This is the inaugural tournament, and the first time since 2003 that a European Tour event is held in Denmark.last_img read more

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Tiger leads Hideki by 3 with seven holes to play

first_imgCHIBA, Japan – Tiger Woods held a three-stroke lead over local favorite Hideki Matsuyama after 11 holes of the fourth round of the Zozo Championship on Sunday. Woods, who has led from the opening round of the PGA Tour’s first tournament in Japan, carded three birdies against a lone bogey when the fourth round was suspended because of darkness. Woods is making his first start in his 23rd season on the PGA Tour. If he can hold onto his lead through the remaining seven holes on Monday, he will reach 82 wins and tie the career record held by Sam Snead. Matsuyama made things interesting when he finished with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 11 and 12. Before that he was five strokes back which would have put him in a difficult position on Monday. Golf Central TT Postscript: Hey, Sam, get ready for company BY Tiger Tracker  — October 27, 2019 at 4:25 AM Tiger Woods leads by three at the Zozo Championship, with just seven holes left to conquer to tie Sam Snead on the all-time PGA Tour wins list. Matsuyama started the fourth round at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club course three strokes back of Woods after completion of the third round earlier Sunday when Woods shot 4-under 66. In the fourth round, the Japanese star faltered with two bogeys on the front nine but made up for it with his two birdies on his final two holes. Zozo Championship: Full-field scores | Full coverage Woods got off to a strong start to the fourth round with a birdie on the first hole. His only trouble of the day came when his tee shot on the par-4 fourth went into the rough. His second shot was a routine chip shot from the side of the green which was short, barely reaching the green. He then two-putted for his only bogey of the fourth round. Woods came right back with a birdie on the next hole and added another on the sixth. Because torrential rain washed out play on Friday, the second round was moved to Saturday. To make up for the lost day, the players started the fourth round immediately after finishing the third to get in as many holes as possible. Golf Central 82 vs. 82: Tiger’s and Snead’s PGA Tour wins BY Golf Channel Digital  — October 27, 2019 at 8:45 PM A look at the official PGA Tour wins for Tiger Woods and Sam Snead, the two most triumphant players in Tour history. Gary Woodland was tied in third place at 12 under with Sungjae Im, while Rory McIlroy, the highest-ranked player in the field, was fifth at 11 under with just two holes to play. Woods last played in an official tournament in Japan in 2006 at the Dunlop Phoenix, where he lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington. He won the Dunlop Phoenix the two previous years. Programming note: Golf Channel will air the conclusion of the final round of the Zozo Championship live at 6:30 p.m. ET.last_img read more

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New Somers Museum to be Dedicated

first_imgSOMERS — When Dave Ruby was a kid, his grandfather would sometimes take him to work at the Somers Tie Plant. At the sprawling plant, Ruby would join his grandfather in the confined cab of one of the fireless steam locomotives that would shunt carloads of wooden ties around the plant.Decades after those experiences, Ruby is now helping preserve the very locomotive that his grandfather worked on and a whole lot more from Somers’ past at a new museum. The Somers Company Town Museum opened last fall and will be dedicated on Aug. 5 during a town reunion.Strategically located at the north end of Flathead Lake, Somers was once the “industrial hub of the Flathead Valley,” according to Ruby, who is president of the Somers Company Town Project and recently retired after 41 years of working for the railroad.In the 1890s, the Great Northern Railway established a large sawmill and tie plant to supply wooden crossties for the company’s westward expansion. The town quickly grew. Much of the town’s history is now kept in a small building across the street from Del’s Bar.The centerpiece of the display is S-2, the fireless locomotive on which Ruby’s grandfather worked. Instead of having a fire to turn water into steam, the locomotive was “charged” by the plant’s steam boiler and could run for an hour or so (no fire meant there weren’t sparks that could torch freshly made ties). GN used the locomotive until the 1980s, when it was moved to the Flathead County Museum near Kalispell. In the late 2000s, it was put on display near the former tie plant.In 2010, a group of locals formed the Somers Company Town Project to build a protective pavilion over the locomotive and a museum. The museum opened last year. Inside is a timeline of the town’s history and dozens of artifacts, including jerseys from past sports teams, report cards from the 1930s, and a deposit bag from the State Bank of Somers, today known as Valley Bank. There are also displays related to boats that once worked out of Somers, logging operations along Flathead Lake, and the tie plant.“We just want to keep our little town’s history going,” Ruby said.The museum is normally open every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It will be open on Saturday and Sunday this weekend for the Somers Biennial Reunion on Aug. 5. The event is held at the Somers Fire Hall and sign-in starts at 10 a.m. A potluck lunch will be held at noon, followed by the museum dedication around 2 p.m. For more information about the reunion, call Ruth Hellen at (406) 857-3782.For more information about the museum, visit the Somers Company Town Project on Facebook. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

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Rising Waters

first_imgFloods have hammered Montana hard and early, from the northeastern plains across the Hi-Line into central and western municipalities, with other areas on alert as temperatures rise and snowpack persistently clings to mountaintops, containing significant amounts of yet-to-be-released water.Gov. Steve Bullock declared a statewide flood emergency on May 2, which allows for the mobilization of state resources and the Montana National Guard to protect “life, health, and property.” That came on the heels of the governor’s April 18 state of emergency declaration for flooding in seven Hi-Line counties, the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and town of Chester due to the potential for “widespread damage to farmland, private residences, and critical infrastructure.”River levels have broken records as hundreds of homes have been evacuated or given evacuation notices, including more than 800 in the Missoula area alone, where the Clark Fork River crested over the weekend to its highest level since 1908, and has kept neighborhoods underwater since the beginning of May. Previous historic floods in Missoula typically didn’t peak until June.The Clark Fork receded over the weekend due to cooler temperatures but was forecast to rise again to even higher levels by this upcoming weekend.Flooding on the Clark Fork River threatens to wash away a mobile home. Photo Courtesy of InciwebLow-elevation snowmelt and untimely rain were the early culprits, while warm weather will increasingly unleash water trapped in high-elevation snow. The question for forecasters, emergency services personnel and residents is how gradual or rapid the remaining snowmelt runoff proves to be, and whether rainstorms continue adding more water to the volatility.No matter what happens, the consensus is that a long season of high water is in store for Montana, including in and around populous western towns and cities, with river levels likely not stabilizing until well into June in many areas.“So much of it depends on the weather,” said Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Chief Mike Greer, whose daily routine in recent weeks has been consumed by monitoring flooded areas and speaking with property owners in his area.“If we get a really big spurt of warm weather, enough to start that high-level melting, that’s where we could see real problems.”In Seeley Lake, up to 30 homes have been impacted during multi-week flooding. Most are unoccupied summer residences, but residents in a number of other houses are either staying with friends and family or sticking it out with the help of sandbags and preparation measures.Missoula County’s disaster and emergency services department delivered sandbags, while its health department provided water test kits to identify potential contamination from flooding. American Red Cross set up a shelter at Mission Bible Fellowship. Last week four shelter workers deployed from Idaho were manning the church, although no residents had needed it yet.American Red Cross also opened shelters in Missoula and Helena and deployed volunteers on standby in Ravalli County. Red Cross encourages residents affected or potentially affected by rising water to call a 24/7 hotline at (800) 272-6668.On May 9, a few miles down the highway from the Seeley Lake shelter, Bruce Graham sat in a lawn chair leisurely reading a newspaper in his yard as floodwaters flowed around his feet.Graham and his wife, Kathy, have lived on the property just south of Seeley Lake since the early 1980s, and Kathy said this year’s flooding is the worst they’ve seen, rivaled only by 1997. Their house was surrounded by sandbags, and they couldn’t use their toilet, but they weren’t too bothered by it all.The muddy and swollen Flathead River runs through Columbia Falls on May 10. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon“We’re feeling lucky,” Kathy said. “It could be a lot worse. We’re still living in our house. That’s good, right?”“If they said, ‘you have to go, you’re going to die,’ I’d go. But I don’t know about him,” she added, pointing to Bruce.The Grahams’ stoic approach reflects the self-sufficient mindset of their community, which was hit hard by fires and hazardous smoke last summer and is now bracing for a prolonged flood season, yet residents so far seem content to deal with matters on their own without much assistance from outside emergency services.“It’s Seeley Lake — people handle things pretty well,” Greer said. “It’s got to be pretty bad before people get too excited here.”The Flathead River basin has largely been spared thus far, although the main stem, South Fork and Middle Fork all exceeded all-time high flows on May 9 and May 10, in terms of cubic-feet per second recorded on those dates, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey.The Flathead receded due to cooler temperatures over the weekend but is forecast to rise again this week to its highest level yet this year, well into minor flood stage.Ample snowpack remains in the surrounding mountains, making the long-term outlook uncertain and weather dependent. The snowpack, or snow-water equivalent, was 134 percent of normal in the Flathead basin as of Monday and 213 percent of normal in the Sun, Teton and Marias area.“Looking further out into the future is when we’ll possibly see more of the major issues in the Flathead,” said Travis Booth, a meteorologist with the NWS in Missoula.Elsewhere in Montana, the Blackfoot River and tributaries were threatening 100 homes in Lincoln along Highway 200 late last week.“It’s pretty ugly,” Zach Muse, fire chief of Lincoln Fire-Rescue, told the Great Falls Tribune, adding: “We’re just in the beginning of this.”A pallet of sandbags in Seeley Lake on May 9. Justin Franz | Flathead BeaconIn north-central and northeastern Montana, the Milk and Marias river basins experienced significant flooding in April, leading to Bullock’s state of emergency declaration, and then receded in recent weeks, although not before impacting farmland and properties, including in the Glasgow area. As those rivers subsided, the Musselshell River near Shawmut rose to major flood stage over the weekend.The Great Falls National Weather Service updated an advisory earlier this week stating that flooding will continue to affect portions of Broadwater, Jefferson, Meagher, Gallatin and Lewis and Clark counties. Although rivers receded over the weekend, the NWS said warm weather will likely increase flooding again in some areas.“This is a long-term flood event,” the NWS stated.In Sanders County, the Clark River is on the rise and expected to top out near moderate flood stage this weekend. The river hadn’t flooded any houses as of Monday, county emergency manager Bill Naegeli said, but was eroding banks near a few homes.The river also eroded banks near the town of Plains’ wastewater treatment plant, threatening to collapse the sewage lagoons. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was dispatched to stabilize the banks.“It’s looking like they have a good handle on it,” Naegeli said.The National Weather Service in Missoula said slow-moving thunderstorms with heavy downpours were expected to hit Western Montana Wednesday afternoon and evening, causing rapid rises in small streams and creeks with localized flooding.For updated flood and weather information, visit www.weather.gov/mso.High Water by the Numbers13.82 feet — Clark Fork River level on May 11, the second-highest on record, trailing only the historic flood of 1908800+ — number of homes under evacuation notices in Missoula47,400 cubic feet per second (cfs) — Flathead River flow near Columbia Falls on May 10, the highest recorded on that date, surpassing previous record set in 19585,730 cfs — Swan River flow near Bigfork, the highest recorded on that date, surpassing previous record set in 194720,800 cfs — South Fork Flathead River flow near Hungry Horse on May 10, the highest recorded on that date, surpassing record set in 1976134 percent of normal — Flathead River basin snowpack as of May 14213 percent of normal — snowpack in the Sun, Teton and Marias area as of May 14 Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. 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