Belgium and Spain registered contrasting wins in their respective Pool A matches at the Hockey World League Final in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.Belgium continued their excellent form in this tournament, thrashing Netherlands 3-0 while Spain rode on a couple of late goals to beat Argentina 2-1.The result sees Belgium consolidate the top spot in the pool with nine points, having won all three of their matches.Spain meanwhile, held onto the second spot with six points from three matches. Argentina and Netherlands are at the bottom with a single point each.Belgium did not face too much of a challenge from the Dutch, who have been extremely lacklustre in this tournament.Loick Luypaert (19th, 30th minutes) converted a couple of penalty corners in the second quarter to put Belgium in the driver’s seat.Tom Boon (32nd) scored off another penalty corner early in the third quarter to boost Belgium’s tally.Earlier in the day, Matias Paredes gave Argentina the lead with a field goal in the 21st minute.The Spaniards however, staged a dramatic comeback in the final quarter with Pau Quemada (50th) and Josep Romeu (59th) helping them earn all three points.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The top shooting guards in Thursday night’s NBA draft certainly offer plenty of high-scoring punch. They also come with some question marks.Kentucky’s Malik Monk is the top prospect and is expected to go in the lottery, followed by Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell and Duke’s Luke Kennard — all in the first round. But the position doesn’t have the same projected upside compared to a stacked class of point guards or the next crop of do-everything forwards.Here’s a look at the top shooting guard prospects: ___ MALIK MONKSimply put, the Kentucky guard can score from anywhere.STRENGTHS: The 6-foot-3, 200-pound freshman averaged 19.8 points while shooting 45 percent from the field, nearly 40 percent from 3-point range and about 82 percent from the line. Two games stood out in particular: a 47-point performance in a win against eventual national champion North Carolina in December and a February victory against Florida in which Monk scored 30 second-half points after managing just one basket before the break.CONCERNS: Teams will want him to do more than just score. Monk wasn’t active on the glass (2.5 rebounds per game), averaged roughly as many assists (2.3) as turnovers (2.0) and less than a steal a game. He also faded in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 14.8 points and shooting 38 percent in four games. The 19-year-old has plenty of athleticism but will need to develop an all-around game for nights when scoring doesn’t come as easily.___DONOVAN MITCHELLThe Louisville guard took a big leap in his sophomore season to become an all-Atlantic Coast Conference performer.STRENGTHS: Mitchell has solid athleticism and a sturdy 6-3 frame, weighing in at 211 pounds at the combine to go with a 6-10 wingspan. He averaged 15.6 points in his first year as the Cardinals’ go-to guy, contributing on the glass (4.9), on the defensive end (2.1 steals) and even occasionally at the point (2.7 assists).CONCERNS: Mitchell is undersized for an NBA shooting guard. He also shot just 35 percent from 3-point range and had some issues with his shot periodically through the year. His shot selection prompted coach Rick Pitino to say Mitchell was “trying to win a game of H-O-R-S-E” by taking the toughest shots possible during a November game against Old Dominion.___ LUKE KENNARDDuke’s all-ACC wing blossomed as a sophomore into a polished and highly efficient scorer whose shooting range stretched defenses.STRENGTHS: The 6-6 wing upped his scoring average nearly eight points per game to average 19.5 points. He also averaged 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He didn’t need a ton of shots to put up strong numbers, either; Kennard shot 49 percent from the field, 44 percent from 3-point range and 86 percent from the foul line. He can produce in both catch-and-shoot and screen scenarios.CONCERNS: Kennard lacks elite athleticism and it’s unclear if he’ll be able to consistently create his own shot in the NBA. He’ll also have to hold his own on defense.___TERRANCE FERGUSONThe former McDonald’s All-American and Arizona recruit passed on college to play professionally in Australia.STRENGTHS: Ferguson has size (6-7) on the perimeter to go with athleticism and could potentially play small forward. He’s projected as a first-round pick, possibly in the middle of the round.CONCERNS: He had his struggles with the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League, averaging 4.6 points and 1.2 rebounds while shooting 31 percent on 3-pointers in 15 minutes a game. His game and body (190 pounds) still need development for the next level.___DERRICK WHITEThe 6-4 senior has had an interesting rise from high-scoring Division II guard to all-conference transfer at Colorado.STRENGTHS: White has a knack for scoring and the potential to play either guard spot at the next level. He averaged 22 points for his career at Colorado-Colorado Springs as a wing, then averaged 18.1 points and 4.4 assists for the Buffaloes in his first season playing the point. He also shot 51 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range at Colorado.CONCERNS: White doesn’t have remarkable quickness or explosiveness, so it’s unclear how he’ll match up with more athletic NBA guards.___ OTHERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON: — JOSH HART: The Villanova senior was an Associated Press first-team all-American who averaged 18.7 points but doesn’t boast elite athleticism. He’s a likely second-round prospect.— TYLER DORSEY: The Oregon sophomore got rolling late in the season with 20-plus points in his last eight games, helping the Ducks reach the Final Four for the first time since 1939. He’s a possible second-round pick.— SINDARIUS THORNWELL: The South Carolina senior helped drive the Gamecocks to their first Final Four appearance with his tough-nosed play. He’s a second-round prospect.AARON BEARD, AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Samsung recently launched several smartphones A series phones including Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy 30, Galaxy A50, Galaxy 80, and others. The company also launched a toned version of the Galaxy A20 aka the Galaxy A20e. Looks like, Samsung is in no mood to stop anytime soon. According to a new report, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is looking to bring a toned down version of the Samsung Galaxy A10. The report suggests that the phone will be called the Galaxy A10e.The Galaxy A10e is spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance website, which hints at the imminent launch of the phone. Notably, Samsung is yet to officially confirm the launch of the A10e. The Wi-Fi Alliance website revealed some details about the Galaxy A10e. It suggests that the Galaxy A10e will come with Android 9 Pie onboard and support dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. This Galaxy A10e was first spotted by DroidShout on WiFi certification site.No more details of the Galaxy A10e have been leaked so far. But what is assured for sure is, the Samsung Galaxy A10e will be a toned down version of the Galaxy A10, which means it will be priced aggressively. The Galaxy A10 was launched in the country for Rs 8,490. Expect the Galaxy A10e – if at all it comes to India – to be priced around Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,000.As far as the specs and other features are concerned the Galaxy A10e will be toned down when compared to the Galaxy A10. The Galaxy A10 comes packed with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 720×1520 pixels. The phone sports an Infinity-V Display panel. On the hardware front, the Galaxy A10 is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7884 SoC paired with up to 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.advertisementThe phone supports expandable microSD card support. On the camera front the phone includes a single camera on the front and also on the back. On the back panel, the phone includes a 13-megapixel camera while on the front it includes a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The selfie camera sits on the waterdrop notch on the front. The phone is backed by a 3,400mAh battery.ALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro to get support for 64MP Ultra HD mode, confirms CEO Madhav ShethALSO READ | Redmi Y3 shown off in durability test video, full gradient design revealedALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro set to launch today: Expected specs, price in India and how to watch livestream
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zoom Nasdaq-listed fuel supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. has recorded gross profit of USD 78.5 million and an operating income of USD 14.8 million in its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.Aegean’s net income attributable to Aegean shareholders reached USD 7.1 million or USD 0.15 basic and diluted earnings per share, missing the Wall Street expectations which stood at 27 cents per share.The company’s second quarter sales volumes amounted to 3,150,950 metric tons, up by 18.5% compared with 2,659,620 metric tons in the same period in 2014. For the three months ended June 30, 2015, sales of marine petroleum products decreased by 30.2% to USD 1,189.5 million compared with USD 1,705.2 million for the same period in 2014.E. Nikolas Tavlarios, President of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, commented, “While we faced headwinds during the quarter, we are entering the second half of 2015 with several growth drivers in place and we expect to further improve our financial performance. Our Fujairah facility is operating at strong utilization levels, and our expanded global operations position the company for continued growth, success and value creation.”According to Tavlarios, Aegean Marine is poised to benefit from its diversification and recent expansion into new markets.Total revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2015, decreased by 29.8% to USD 1,207.7 million compared with $1,720.2 million reported for the same period in 2014 due to the drop in the price of oil.As of June 30, 2015, the company had cash and cash equivalents of USD 42.2 million and working capital of USD 267.7 million. Non-cash working capital, or working capital excluding cash and debt, was $558.1 million.Spyros Gianniotis, Aegean’s Chief Financial Officer, stated, “With more than USD 1.8 billion in working capital credit facilities, we have a strong excellent balance sheet that can support continued profitability over the long-term. Given our financial strength, we have been able to move quickly to realize accretive growth opportunities and profitably grow the business, and remain focused on achieving this objective.”
The people and communities in Lunenburg County continue to have the province’s support to help build a brighter future following the closure of the Bowater mill. Lunenburg West MLA Gary Ramey, on behalf of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris, announced today, April 15, the province will cover part of the cost for the municipality to upgrade its financial and information technology systems. “The closure of the Bowater mill was a devastating blow to families and businesses along the South Shore, and as expected, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg experienced a sudden loss of tax revenue, making it harder to fund some capital projects,” said Mr. Ramey. “Last December, Premier Darrell Dexter promised to work with local officials to ensure important projects stay on track while local councils take some time to plan and adapt.” The province will pay $90,000 toward upgrades to information technology systems, including hardware and financial management software. This funding reflects the estimated lost tax revenue from the mill closure. “These upgrades will enable us to provide services to the ever-growing needs of our community in an efficient and effective way,” said Don Downe, Mayor of the Municipality of District of Lunenburg. “Our municipal council appreciates the province’s support as this funding ensures this project remains on track this year, despite the municipality’s loss in tax revenue resulting from the mill closure.” The forest industry is changing and the mill site can offer a place for Nova Scotians to lead that change. The province continues to offer support to the local workforce and is moving ahead with plans to create a bioresources centre that will change the face of the forestry sector. Innovation will be a key part of protecting and creating jobs, now and in the future. This approach will attract private investment and support research and development of new products not yet imagined. The Lunenburg-Queens Transition Action team, with representation from provincial departments and agencies, and municipal governments, recently met to discuss actions taken since Decemberand plans for moving forward.
Copyright ©2014Look to the Stars Founding member of Jane’s Addiction and ‘Ink Master’ host, Dave Navarro, asked fans to help create more smiles with Operation Smile and is just about to reach his goal of $24,000 raised – which translates into 100 new smiles across the World!Operation Smile is one of the largest surgical organizations in the world and is the largest volunteer-based medical charity that provides free surgeries to children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. It is also one of the few organizations that celebrity supporters actually reach out to in efforts to get involved.Look to the Stars was happy to catch up with Navarro to find what sparked his smile-making campaign.How did you become involved with Operation Smile? What attracted you to the organization?I’ve always had soft spot in my heart for children and I actually became involved with Operation Smile just by their campaigns and word of mouth. I actually reached out to them to see what I could do to help and they set me up with my own donation page, then I reached out to the Jane’s Addiction fan base to contribute and generate funds for surgeries for children.Anything with children in particular is something close to my heart. I don’t know why that is, but probably because I can identify with lost innocence as a result of having some pretty traumatic things happen to me when I was a child. So anytime I can give back on any level to the younger kids, I’m always for it.You’ve just about reached your campaign goal of $24K, which equals 100 smiling children.Yeah, what happened was we had the website up for a while, then had the opportunity with Jane’s Addiction when we played three nights at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas. I came up with a plan to auction off the guitars I started off the set with. So I had three guitars, I would open the show, play the opening song on that guitar and then someone would run that guitar that I just played on over to the merchandise booth where it went to the highest bidder, with all earnings going to Operation Smile. Being a collector myself of different oddities and artwork, I know that if I were a huge fan of somebody and I had the opportunity to buy something they played at the show I was attending, it would be of interest to me.So I figured anyone that was a die hard fan of the band – and wanted a piece of history that they were part of – would be interested. And the guitars went fast – in the end we raised about $20k for Operation Smile just by auctioning off those three guitars.I think this simple idea would be great for other musicians to incorporate to benefit whatever charitable cause is close to their heart. It’s such a simple way to give back, and my guitar company, Paul Reed Smith, was onboard and they helped us make this happen and we are close to making a hundred kids smile again, which is the ultimate goal.Certainly I’ve done lots of work with pediatric AIDS and against domestic violence and PETA, but when it comes to the kids, that breaks my heart more than anything – pure innocent young lives that don’t have a shot out the gate and this gives them a better life. So I’m just super excited that Operation Smile is willing to let me help, it’s a great organization and it’s a great feeling to give back and help others.Have you gone on a mission with Op-Smile, or do you plan to?I haven’t and I would love to – our relationship is just kind of starting, but of course I would love to. I look forward to doing more work with them for sure.If you could have one super power, what would you choose?My super power would be to eat as much carbs and cheese and sugar and not gain an ounce LOL! When you break it down that’s the only super power anyone really wants.And finally, if you had a theme song, what would it be?Well I cant answer that one because I think the human condition is too multi-dimensional to attach one song to it. I’m in a different mood everyday I wake up, so each day it would be a different song every day.Many thanks and a big hug to the multi-dimensional rocker for making us – and the kids – smile.Please follow both @operationsmile on Twitter and on Facebook.
Srinagar: National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday the Modi government had “consciously disenfranchised” the people in Jammu and Kashmir by not holding the Assembly election on time. “Dear @narendramodi Sahib, it is good to see you appealing to famous people to increase voter turnout however at the same time your government has consciously disenfranchised people in J&K by not holding Assembly elections on time,” Abdullah posted on Twitter. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The former chief minister was referring to Modi’s appeal to several personalities to help increase the voter turnout in the general election. “The right to choose an elected government, as opposed to being governed by a hand picked nominee of the central government, is the hallmark of the sort of democracy you are tweeting about,” the NC leader said, appealing to the prime minister to give the people of the state an opportunity to exercise their democratic right by way of holding the Assembly polls.
MONTREAL – Cable television distributor and media company Cogeco Inc. (TSX:CGO) reports smaller fourth-quarter profits, mainly due to the impact of certain tax changes on the cable sector.The company recorded a profit of $44.9 million, or 83 cents a share, compared with $70.1 million, or $1.27 a share, in the year-ago period.Revenue was $356.7 million, up 7.7 per cent from $331 million a year ago.In a statement, the company attributes the decrease profit to changes in the corporate income tax rate in Ontario and to a reduction of the depreciation period of certain property, plant and equipment.Meanwhile, Cogeco Cable (TSX:CCA) reports profits of $45.7 million, or 94 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, down from $69 million, or $1.42 a share, a year earlier.Revenue increased 6.2 per cent to $324.8 million, compared with $305.8 million a year ago. Cogeco Inc. reports smaller 4Q profit, blames impact of tax changes by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 2:31 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
“Sporadic exchanges of fire in areas near the line of contact continue to damage civilian infrastructure, leading to new humanitarian needs and creating risks of displacement,” said Andrej Mahecic, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, at today’s regular press briefing in Geneva. “Safety and security remain major concerns for nearly 800,000 people living near the Line of Contact in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the country’s east,” he added. In June, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine recorded more than 1.1 million crossings of the dividing line in eastern Ukraine – sparking UNHCR’s concern about difficulties over civilians’ freedom of movement, particularly while crossing the conflict line. “There are frequently long queues and subsequent delays at checkpoints. Those waiting to cross have limited access to basic services, such as drinking water, latrines, weather shelters and medical care,” the spokesperson noted. Mr. Mahecic pointed out that this creates additional hardships for those with limited mobility and specific needs, especially older people and mothers with children making the journey. “Since the beginning of 2016, nearly 586,000 retired and elderly people residing in the conflict zone lost access to their pensions as a result of verification procedures introduced by the Government of Ukraine. This has affected the most vulnerable groups, as many of them depend on pensions and social payments as their sole source of income,” he stated. “Those living in non-Government controlled areas are required to register as internally displaced persons with the Ukrainian authorities in order to have access to their rightful pensions and social payments,” he continued. UNHCR and partners advocate for displaced people to have full access to Government services and payments, and de-linking pensions and social benefits from residences. The agency also maintains that at least 40 communities near the dividing line have limited access to medical services – with some 150 healthcare facilities damaged since the start of the conflict – and medical personnel have left the area. Noting that in 2017, UNHCR helped to repair 89 schools, Mr. Mahecic stressed that “children in affected zones have limited access to education due to the security situation and damaged school buildings” with at least 700 damaged since the conflict began, including 55 schools this year alone. Earlier this year UNHCR received first-hand testimonies of displaced people while conducting focus groups with conflict-affected population – including women; orphaned children; persons with disabilities and medical conditions; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex people throughout 10 regions of Ukraine. Along with problems of security, access to basic services, and livelihoods, residents of frontline communities told of civilian houses being used for military purposes. “The stationing of combatants and weapons in residential areas places civilian populations at risk during fighting,” Mr. Mahecic underscored. In conclusion, the spokesperson stressed that UNHCR continues to call on all conflict parties to protect civilians and their communities from fighting and shelling, and to restrict the use of civilian homes for military purposes.
Several members of the Brock community are being recognized for their impact on the local arts scene.Brock alumni, staff and faculty have earned a number of nominations for this year’s St. Catharines Arts Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the arts in the Garden City.Visual artist Lauren Regier (BA ’14), costume designer Jo Pacinda (BA ’13) and the Twitches & Itches Theatre group, run mainly by alumni, are among those in the running for the 2017 Emerging Artist award.Gordon Cleland, a professor with Brock’s Department of Music and principal cellist with the Niagara Symphony, and Brock dramatic arts professor Danielle Wilson, co-founder and co-artistic director of Stolen Theatre Collective, have both been nominated for the Established Artist Award.Earning a nomination in the Making a Difference category is Gregory Betts, a poet and professor with the Department of English Language and Literature, and Marcie Bronson, Acting Director and Curator at Rodman Hall Art Centre.Rodman Hall itself has also been nominated in the Arts in Education category.Seeing that high level of recognition bestowed upon members of the Brock community creates a sense of pride in anyone affiliated with the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA), said MIWSFPA Director David Vivian.The accomplishments of alumni help to reaffirm the work that staff and faculty of the arts school are doing to support the arts in Niagara, he said.Regier, a graduate from Brock’s Department of Visual Arts, feels participation in the local arts scene is key.“Some of the best people and institutions in St. Catharines have positioned themselves to be generously receptive of new ideas, artwork and dialogue,” she said.“When it comes to contributing to the arts community post-graduation, it’s our willingness to attend talks and shows by people we don’t know, or to introduce and guide newcomers — that truly makes one an accessible and valued member of the cultural community.”Regier is being recognized for her work, which explores the relationship between nature and machines through photography, video, performance and installation art.Pacinda, a Brock theatre graduate and aspiring costume designer who works with a number of theatre companies in Niagara, has always dreamed of not just starting but building her theatre career in the region.“This nomination means I’m headed on the right path with that,” she said.Her recent work includes company costumer and design assistant for Essential Collective Theatre and wardrobe assistant for Yellowdoor Theatre Project, Foster Festival and Twitches & Itches.Pacinda said her Brock experience has helped to to get involved and give back to the local arts community.“The overall support the school has for its current students, alumni and staff is really fantastic,” she said. “It’s with all this support that alumni are able to contribute and help build the St. Catharines art scene.”The Arts Awards were first presented in 2005 to celebrate artists and supporters in St. Catharines, while also cultivating support for the arts sector.Awards are given out in five categories: Arts in Education, Emerging Artist, Established Artist, Making a Difference and Patron of the Arts.This year’s recipients will be announced during an evening of performances on Monday, June 5 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.A full list of nominees and more information on their work and contributions is available online.Tickets for the awards ceremony and arts celebration are available at the centre box office by calling 1-855-515-0722.
As Guyana moves to capitalise on the advances of the World Wide Web, citizens will no longer be required to travel vast distances to access many state services as these will be available online. This was revealed by Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes, as GTT launched its high speed Internet access in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Minister Hughes said access to these State services will improve quality of life, noting that Government will soon roll-out the initiative to online platforms. This is slated to ease lines, lengthy waiting times and in many cases, long distances to travel.“We are still refining the process but very soon you will not have to travel to Georgetown and join long lines just to be able to submit your application for a passport – you’re going to be able to do either at your own computer at home or at any of the Wi-Fi hotspots or maybe at an ICT hub at a post office,” Hughes told a gathering at Anna Regina. She noted that the ICT hubs will be available at various locations across the country.Public Telecommunications Minister speaking at Anna ReginaMinister Hughes further stated that passport applications will be the first of many Government services that will go digital.“The objective is to place every single public service online including applications for birth, death certificates; driver’s licences; business compliance certificates; land, housing, mining and forestry permits; everything you could think of,” the Minister assured.Hughes pointed out that her hope is that Guyanese will be tech savvy and ready to use the Internet. Certain services at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) are already available online.It was March 1 that residents along the Essequibo Coast were officially able to access GTT’s LTE service which enabled web users to access online content at lightening speeds.At the company’s launch, two days prior, the Public Telecommunications Minister alluded to the benefits that the enhanced service would have in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), noting that with the service, will facilitate opportunities for business development, research and education.She also pointed to the benefits to E-commerce and encouraged farmers as well as entrepreneurs within the region to use the Internet as a way of finding online markets.“I truly believe that ICT will deliver the transformation within the Guyana and innovative ideas can come from all sectors,” Hughes told the gathering at Anna Regina last week. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGOING PLASTICNovember 19, 2016In “Business”Pomeroon residents to benefit from free internet by SeptemberAugust 7, 2019In “latest news”Project on stream to allow Hinterland residents access to Gov’t services onlineJanuary 5, 2018In “latest news”
Rockabilly’s Wanda Jackson Stops Touring At 81 rockabillys-wanda-jackson-retires-performing-81 News Wanda Jackson’s 2011 album The Party Ain’t Over was produced by Jack White, which followed the more stripped-down sound of her 2012 follow-up Unfinished Business. While her public appearances as a performer have come to an end, it is reasonable to believe this is an artist with more unfinished business ahead.Robbie Robertson’s Rock For The AgesRead more Email Twitter Rockabilly’s Wanda Jackson Retires From Performing At 81 https://twitter.com/wandajofficial/status/1095749957305409537 Facebook The pioneer celebrated the unexpected step back from her tour schedule as “the beginning of a new chapter”Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 27, 2019 – 4:30 pm Wanda Jackson shared “her retirement from performing” over social media on March 26. “This retirement is solely based on health and safety,” her message read. “It has been a wild ride. Thank you all for all the years of continued fandom and support. This is not the end, just the beginning of a new chapter.”Born in 1937, by the time she graduated high school in Oklahoma City, Jackson had hosted a local radio show for years. Her stylistic range included pop, country and rockabilly and her friend and rock-mentor Elvis Presley encouraged her to follow his lead. Her outfits also helped establish a frillier side of country fashion. Jackson’s eponymous 1958 debut album included her full range, but her cover in 1970 of Presley’s “Let’s Have A Party” set the direction of the public performances she continued until her retirement message, more than 60 years later.
Dungeness crab. (NOAA photo)Most areas in Southeast closed to commercial fall fishing for Dungeness crab on Nov. 30.The State has crunched the numbers and the season was below average in both harvest and participation.First, the numbers. The harvest was 547,000 pounds. That’s less than the five-year average of 715,000 pounds. This fall’s harvest is 17 percent of the year’s total harvest which is about 5 percent less than what it’s been recently.The participation was also down. 118 permit holders participated in Southeast which is about 20 less than last year. And it’s far less than the state biologists were expecting.Kellii Wood is a crab biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. She says they don’t know why so few Dungeness crab were harvested this fall. There are many unknown variables such as molt timing, the fact that not all females reproduce annually and predator-prey interactions.“It’s hard to say,” Wood said. “We don’t have a stock assessment survey.”Such a survey would give scientists a better idea of how many crab might be available for harvest in a given year. But with the state budget the way it is there’s not much hope that such research would be funded anytime soon.District 6 saw the largest harvest of the fall fishery, which includes Duncan Canal, the Wrangell Narrows and portions of Sumner Strait. Fishermen there brought in over 65,000 pounds. District 11 was next with over 61,000 pounds. That includes Seymour Canal and the back side of Douglas Island. District 15 brought in about 56,000 pounds which includes Upper Lynn Canal and Chilkat and Chilkoot Inlets.Prices were similar to last year’s averaging $3.03 per pound. The value of the fall fishery was $1.7 million.Adding the fall harvest to the summer harvest, you get 3.24 million pounds. That’s about a million pounds short of what biologists expected (4.3 million).But not hitting the mark isn’t that unusual, said Wood. After all, what is expected is a fluctuating population.Dungeness crab are on a four to five year life cycle and the commercial fishery sees the population fluctuate accordingly.Last year’s record Dungeness crab fishery was part of another apparent cycle.“It seems like every eight to 10 years we have a big pop in harvest,” said Wood.”And then it gradually goes down and then it will come up a little bit and then goes down and then it will be a big pop again.”“So last year might have been the big pop?” I asked.“We had a big pop last year, yeah,” Wood said.Without a stock assessment the state department uses estimates based on this formula: the first seven days of the summer season’s landed poundage and the number of permits that made landings in the first seven days of the summer season and then a ratio between the catch for the first seven days of the previous season to the total catch for the previous season.“And we put that into our regression model and out pops our estimate for the year,” Wood said.Which she said is fairly accurate.Although it wasn’t exactly predicted this year’s lower harvest had been seen before.“It’s cyclical,” said Wood. “It’s similar to the fall harvest in 2010 and ’11, it’s almost identical.”And although this fall’s harvest and effort is significantly lower than last year–like about half the harvest—Wood said last year was unusually good. 974,000 pounds were hauled in last fall which was the third highest harvest on record.So, while they weren’t the best numbers this year it may feel even worse following such a top year.“When you’re comparing it to the previous year, that’s tough,” Wood said.A few areas in Southeast still remain open to Dungeness crab fishing: Districts 1 and 2 and Section 13-B which close on February 28. Then the commercial fishery will remain closed until the summer season starting June 15.
Doug Young for The Texas TribuneU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to supporters at Fourth of July festivities in McAllen.U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waded into this Democratic stronghold Tuesday to celebrate the Fourth of July — and predictably got an earful from protesters, many upset with the Senate’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. Cruz, who has a knack for confrontation with his political opponents in Washington and far outside it, had to speak over the demonstrators for most of his speech at an Independence Day ceremony, twice pausing to address the commotion. They were countered by a similarly vocal group of Cruz supporters, who sought with varying success to drown them out with chants of “USA!”“Isn’t freedom wonderful?” Cruz said shortly after taking the stage. “Think about it: In much of the world, if protesters showed up, they would face violent government oppression. In America, we’ve got something different.”As he ended his remarks, Cruz again made reference to the protesters, addressing them as “our friends who are so energized today that they believe that yelling is a wonderful thing to do.”“I will say you have the right to speak, and I will always defend your right to speak and participate in the democratic process,” Cruz said. “That’s what makes us free, that’s what makes us America.”Cruz received a calmer reception later in the morning as he participated in a parade through downtown McAllen, waving from the back of a convertible followed on foot by two security guards. Yet Cruz’s appearance in McAllen did not go unnoticed by local Democrats. Speaking after Cruz at the ceremony, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen called on Cruz, who was seated behind the congressman, to join him in urging President Donald Trump to work to bring home military veterans who have been deported. Gonzalez recently met with Trump about the issue. “Today I ask Sen. Cruz to support me on this idea — and all the others senators and members of Congress,” Gonzalez said. “We should not leave one soldier behind.”Cruz’s involvement in the July Fourth festivities had become something of a local story here in recent days. After the announcement of his participation drew a backlash, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling released a statement defending the senator’s attendance at the event, which Darling called an “opportunity to engage in productive dialogue.”There appeared to be an initial possibility that Cruz could meet with La Union del Pueblo Entero, a local immigrant rights group, while in McAllen. But the organization ultimately declined to visit with Cruz, pushing instead for a town hall where the senator could hear directly from his constituents. Cruz has made three trips to McAllen since December, part of an uptick in travel across the state after his 2016 presidential campaign — and a 2018 re-election race against U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso. For his part, O’Rourke was over 600 miles away Tuesday morning, participating in the July 4 festivities in Lubbock, an area as Republican as McAllen is Democratic.“I think the fact [Cruz] has been in office so long and only recently taken interest in the Rio Grande Valley means that he’s not really interested in listening,” said John-Michael Torres, the communications coordinator for LUPE. “He’s just trying to improve his image.”While the town hall did not materialize Tuesday, Cruz did get some face time with his critics. He worked the crowd for several minutes before the ceremony, though he stopped short of the most vocal group in the bleachers, where awaiting him were signs saying, “Ted wants us dead,” and “Cruzin for a Bruzin 2018.” Speaking with reporters after his remarks, Cruz suggested the protesters were part of “a small group of people on the left who right now are very angry.” Asked if he planned to directly acknowledge the protesters, he insisted he had visited with them when he greeted the crowd earlier and nodded to some common ground, noting he saw one sign about health insurance costs being too high.“I tell ya, I agree,” said Cruz, who has had a key role in negotiating the Senate’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, though he remains a holdout on its most recent version. “I hear that from Texans all over the state who face premiums skyrocketing under Obamacare, who want relief.”Health care was a resonant issue for Matthew Martinez, a local accountant who was toting one of many signs in the crowd reading, “Health care is a human right,” on one side and “Beto 2018,” on the other.“He wants to completely gut Obamacare,” Martinez said of Cruz, “and he’s one of the few people against the Trump plan because he wants it to be stronger, which is crazy.” Alex Gelman, a local GOP activist who had helped pass out pro-Cruz shirts and signs, said he and others wanted to show Cruz still has support in the Valley despite its strong Democratic tradition. Lingering on the sidewalk after the program, he said he found the protesters a bit disrespectful. “If you want to protest us, fine, but just let him speak,” Gelman said. “He might — might — say something you like.” Share
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Gay porn star Jordan Joplin charged with murderAlleged gay serial killer Bruce McArthur charged with sixth murderToronto police force ‘needs to rebuild LGBT community trust’ before marching in PridePINK NEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) He was reportedly due to attend a medical conference with the surgeon, but he never showed.He rang local police to report the issue, and officers received no response when they enquired at his Alaska property.When Joplin was back in Alaska he let police into the home using his spare key, where they found Dr. Garcia dead.Officers say they believe he had been dead for around 10 days.“There was nothing suspicious about the actual body or the scene to indicate at the time that there was any foul play,” Dossett said of the March 27 discovery at the time.Police eventually arrested Joplin and transported him to Ketchikan where he is being held on £140,000 ($200,000) bail.The trial is due to take place in November 2018.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… He has now been charged with Dr. Garcia’s murder.Joplin allegedly stole two tons of valuables – including expensive watches, gold and a coin collection worth as much as £350,000 ($500,000), according to a Ketchikan grand jury.Jordan Joplin (Sean Cody)He faces charges of first degree theft and murder, both of which he has pleaded not guilty to.Police are yet to confirm exactly how Dr. Garcia died.Joplin, who was known as Zack on Sean Cody, Logan Cruise on Men.com and Bromo, and Rob Stonebridge on Randy Blue, visited Dr. Garcia on March 16 according to records. A former gay porn actor has been charged with the murder of a surgeon in Alaska.Adult entertainer Jordan Joplin, 32, was charged with theft from surgeon Dr. Eric Garcia in 2017, according to KTUU.
Fed,Regulators Propose Higher Capital Requirements for Largest Banks in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Share July 9, 2013 507 Views Federal regulators announced a proposal Tuesday to double the standard Basel III leverage ratio for the “”largest, most systemically significant”” banks. [IMAGE]In separate statements Tuesday, the “”Office of the Comptroller of the Currency””:http://www.occ.gov/ (OCC), “”FDIC””:http://www.fdic.gov/, and the “”Federal Reserve Board””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/ (FRB) announced a proposed rule that would require certain banks to meet a 6 percent supplementary leverage ratio to be considered “”well capitalized.””The proposal would also require covered bank holding companies to maintain a tier 1 capital leverage buffer of at least 2 percent above the minimum supplementary leverage ratio requirement of 3 percent, for a total of 5 percent, the regulators stated. [COLUMN_BREAK]Currently, the proposed rule would apply to eight banks. If adopted, the rule would take effect on January 1, 2018. The OCC also announced it gave approval for a final rule on regulatory capital that is expected to offer relief to community banks. The FDIC also revealed it approved an interim final rule (IFR) that is identical to the final rule from the FRB last week and the rule just issued by the OCC. “”I’m pleased that the new capital rule not only improves the quantity and quality of capital, but does so in a way that minimizes the burden on community banks and federal savings associations,”” said Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry.The OCC stated one key change to the final rule from the June 12, 2012 proposal is the final rule does not change the current treatment of residential mortgage exposures.””This was an important issue for many community banking organizations seeking to continue to meet the credit needs of their customers,”” the OCC stated. Jeremiah Norton, FDIC director, expressed his support for the IFR, but acknowledged the rule “”contains a number of provisions that fail to address known and potential risks to the banking system.””For one, he stated, the “”U.S. housing market was at the center of the financial crisis–yet today we are not modernizing the risk-weights on banks’ mortgage loans.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Basel Accords FDIC Federal Reserve Investors Lenders & Servicers OCC Processing Regulation Service Providers 2013-07-09 Esther Cho
Deutsche Bank Prepares to Tackle Legal, Law Enforcement Troubles Since the close of the financial crisis, Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, has faced several settlements related to violations of U.S. sanctions, rigging of interest-rate benchmarks, and allegations that it defrauded mortgage issuers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Now, the bank is ready to resolve its legal and law enforcement problems that have occurred all over the world since the close of the financial crisis.As of today, the bank has paid over $9.3 billion in fines and legal settlements since 2008, according to a Bloomberg article.In addition to dealing with a variety mortgage-backed securities suits, Deutsche Bank is also facing an investigation by U.S. and U.K. authorities over whether its internal controls failed to catch some $10 billion in transactions that may have moved money out of Russia, Bloomberg reported.In August 2015, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has revived a lawsuits filed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., accusing Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and the Royal Bank of Scotland of fraud with regards to $840 million worth of mortgage-backed securities sold to a Texas bank that later failed, according to multiple media reports.In another case, in December 2013, Deutsche Bank said it would pay $1.9 billion to settle claims that it defrauded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, according to an article from Reuters.”Today’s agreement marks another step in our efforts to resolve the bank’s legacy issues, and we intend to make further progress in this regard throughout 2014,” Co-Chief Executive Officers Juergen Fitschen and Anshu Jain said in a statement.In a note to employees, Co-CEO John Cryan said the bank is “absolutely rock solid”and has a plan to cover its legal costs. “I am personally investing time to resolve successfully and speedily open regulatory and legal cases. A small group of senior people, led by me, will focus on this.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Deutsche Bank MBS 2016-02-10 Staff Writer February 10, 2016 759 Views Share
With its decision to march to the presidential palace to protest a cabinet decision to allocate more money to compensate members of provident funds for deposits losses in 2013 bank union Etyk appears to ignore past favours, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said.“Etyk’s protest does not seem to take into account what the state has done in favour of its members,” the minister said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. “Almost all 60,000 members of provident funds, including 4,500 bank workers, earn 75 per cent while 1,000 other workers at Bank of Cyprus who secured amounts in excess of €100,000 maintain the prospect of additional recompense by the bank”.Thousands of bank workers staged a demo outside the Presidential Palace early on Tuesday afternoon, calling on the government to allow more funds to compensate them for their losses after the bail in.In 2013, the government made €300m available to compensate members of funds for deposits lost in the bail-in and in July 2017 made another €168m available to increase the recoupment to 75 per cent of losses per member or up to €100,000.On Thursday, the council of ministers decided to allocate an additional €20m by relaxing the criteria for provident fund members who have meanwhile left Bank of Cyprus. The lender offered to compensate its workers for their losses in exchange for an agreement on a new remuneration system.Provident funds lost approximately 70 per cent of the €1.1bn they held in deposits at Cypriot banks in defiance of repeated supervisory warnings to avoid risk concentration.“The above arrangements, finalised by the cabinet and implying a significant burden to the budget, fulfil the state’s commitments and at the same time ensure basic social justice,” he said. “Let me remind that thanks to the government’s efforts, no bank worker was fired even after banks went down, contrary to what happened with many other fellow citizens working for the private sector”.Several parties, including Diko, Edek, Solidarity and the Environmentalists expressed their support to Etyk’s position.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola