CALGARY – Alberta’s premier says the Trump administration’s recent attacks on Canadian trade show how necessary it is to go ahead with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Rachel Notley has taken aim at what she called reckless U.S. moves against Canada’s steel and aluminum industries.She told the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary that Canada needs to be strategic with its resources and not put all its eggs in one basket.Virtually all of Canada’s oil exports go to the United States and the Trans Mountain pipeline would enable sales to Asia via the West Coast.The federal government agreed last month to purchase the project from Texas-based Kinder Morgan, which had threatened to pull the plug because of political hurdles in British Columbia.Notley says the United States benefits from Canada’s failure to build a pipeline to a Canadian coast and get a better price for its product.“In these days, I’ve got to say it’s getting harder and harder to stomach, with reckless attacks on our steel and aluminum industries and reckless attacks on the hard-working people that those industries employ,” Notley said Tuesday.“I have a message to send to folks beyond this room, to British Columbia and to all Canadians: if the last days and weeks tell us anything, it’s that we, as Canadians, need to take control of our economic destiny.”Notley directed a few good-natured jabs at the Americans who came to Calgary for the annual energy industry trade show.“For our American guests, let me just say how brave it is for you to join us here in a country that represents such a hostile national security threat,” she said.“I should let you know, that there is in fact a battalion of Canadian geese assembling outside the doors. We’ve cleared the building of maple syrup and, in fact, if some of you are not really, really careful, we may make you drink your own beer.”
Rabat- Morocco is the best prepared country in the Eastern Mediterranean region to deal with any imported cases of Ebola on its soil, Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Morocco, Yves Souteyrand, said Monday.A team of international experts hailed the efforts made by Morocco in all areas covered by the response, including monitoring and follow-up of contacts, support, sectoral coordination, laboratory and control at entry points, Souteyrand said at the opening ceremony of a regional workshop on “Capacity Building for surveillance, prevention and fight against epidemics: the case of Ebola” (March 2-5 in Rabat).She also recalled that WHO Director General had publicly praised the kingdom for its air transport policy since it is “the only country to maintain its daily flights to the most affected countries”. For its part, Japanese Ambassador to Morocco, Tsuneo Kurokawa praised the “humanitarian and strategic” decision of Morocco to maintain its regular flights to Ebola-affected countries, adding that this commitment is part of the cooperation between the Kingdom and African countries.“Given the historical, cultural and linguistic ties with French-speaking African countries, Morocco is a privileged partner in the tripartite cooperation”, he underlined.
Rabat – Education Minister Said Amzazi announced, at a press conference held on September 20, that a teacher was suspended and will appear before a Disciplinary Committee. The teacher had posted a video depicting the deplorable state of a public school in Sidi Kacem (31 kilometers east of Rabat). The teacher posted the video, widely shared on social networks, to urge officials to take action against the derelict infrastructure at her school and Morocco’s crumbling public education in general. While several Internet users admired the teacher’s move, the Minister of Education, Said Amzazi considered the teacher’s behavior “inappropriate”. Amzazi argued that the teacher’s actions only seek to tarnish the image of the ministry and its efforts to improve the country’s school infrastructure.The minister explained that the school in the video has undergone a number of renovation works recently. Amzazi also denied the authenticity of several photos and videos shared on social networks and showing the state of a number of squalid schools in the kingdom. He said the pictures and videos were “unfounded” and shot in another country.Several Moroccan teachers expressed solidarity with their colleague. Internet users launched a campaign under the slogan, “Sharing the truth is not a crime.” Others are also planning a sit-in.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US service companies expanded for 29th consecutive month in May, slightly faster than April by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jun 5, 2012 10:33 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. service companies, which employ roughly 90 per cent of the work force, expanded at a slightly faster pace in May, marking the 29th straight month of expansion.The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its index of non-manufacturing activity edged up to 53.7 last month from an April reading of 53.5.The May reading was slightly below the long-run average for the index of 53.9. A reading above 50 indicates expansion.The ISM survey covers all sectors outside of manufacturing. That includes retail, construction, financial services, health care and hotels.The ISM’s manufacturing index, released last week, showed that manufacturing grew more slowly in May, hampered by weaker hiring and declining production. But in a hopeful sign, new manufacturing orders hit a 13-month high.The service sector includes low-paying positions in retail and restaurants. But it also has higher-paying jobs in professions such as information technology, accounting and financial services.The government reported Friday that the overall economy added just 69,000 jobs in May, the smallest number in a year, while the unemployment rate edged up from 8.1 per cent to 8.2 per cent.The dismal report on jobs heightened fears that the economy is struggling. Economists are concerned that the economy could hit a soft patch this year just as it did in 2010 and 2011.The ISM’s service index reached the highest point in 12 months in February, when it was 57.3.
by News Staff Posted Jun 26, 2012 1:48 pm MDT Sources say Germany’s Merkel told lawmakers Europe won’t have full shared debt liability AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday told a caucus meeting that there won’t be a full shared debt liability in Europe “as long as I live,” according to a lawmaker from Merkel’s governing coalition.Merkel’s comments came as a sharp rebuke of jointly guaranteed debt for the eurozone, so-called eurobonds, which some see as a necessary step in fighting off the 17 nation currency zone’s debt crisis.Merkel briefed lawmakers from her junior coalition partner, the pro-business Free Democrats, ahead of this week’s EU summit. A participant confirmed Merkel’s remarks to The Associated Press but declined to be named because of the meeting’s confidential nature.Another official from the Free Democrats’ told the AP that the caucus “reacted with applause to hearing that the chancellor does not want a joint debt liability.”Previously, Merkel had ruled out eurobonds as a quick fix solution to the debt crisis, but always maintained that they were a long-term policy option as one of the final steps of the bloc’s integration. Saying that it won’t happen in her lifetime, however, appears to imply that Merkel, aged 57, thinks that eurobonds won’t become a reality for decades.The lawmaker â€” whose party has been skeptical on bailing out ailing southern European nations â€” said Merkel’s comments were greeted by one participant shouting: “We wish you a long life!”A German duty government spokeswoman declined to comment on Merkel’s reported remarks, noting that she was at the caucus meeting in her capacity as party leader and lawmaker, not as the Chancellor.Despite her strong words, Merkel has during the course of the European crisis accepted measures she had previously ruled out. She had opposed having a permanent rescue fund for Europe, for example, before then accepting it.Jochen Blind, a spokesman for Merkel’s party, the Christian Democrats, said he could not comment because he was not present during the meeting.Merkel is set to address Parliament in Berlin Wednesday, a day before the summit of EU leaders in Brussels is set to debate new strategies to tackle the bloc’s debt crisis.Her comments Tuesday also coincided with the publication of a roadmap for a closer European integration by four of the bloc’s top officials â€” Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi â€” who also called for the introduction of eurobonds.
by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 5, 2015 4:09 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The CBC says business reporter Amanda Lang abided by journalistic standards during her involvement in a 2013 story concerning the Royal Bank of Canada.CBC News Editor-in-Chief Jennifer McGuire sent a memo to staff on Thursday with the results of a review into Lang’s involvement in the story on RBC’s use of temporary foreign workers.In early January, media website Canadaland alleged that Lang had a conflict of interest in the story and tried to “sabotage” it.McGuire said the review was led by Jack Nagler, the CBC’s director of journalistic public accountability and engagement.He looked at journalistic content, conduct, and an employee’s obligations to disclose any potential conflict of interest.“This review re-affirmed that all of CBC’s journalism relating to the RBC temporary foreign workers story met CBC’s journalistic standards,” said the memo.The review also looked at Lang’s coverage of RBC on other stories and found she “adhered to CBC’s journalistic standards.”McGuire said the review also included an external analysis by a third party, Cormex Research.“Cormex examined media coverage of the major Canadian banks including specifically Ms. Lang’s coverage of RBC. Their analysis found that CBC’s coverage of RBC ‘… was in keeping with observed norms among other comparable broadcast outlets covering the banks,’” McGuire wrote.She added that the review did uncover problems with the CBC’s conflict of interest policies, in that they were found to be too open to interpretation.“There is a range of interpretations around CBC’s policy regarding disclosure of real or perceived conflict of interest. The policy states that ‘the duty to disclose and remove conflicts of interest rests with the employee,’” McGuire said.“Going forward, CBC News will ensure that all of our staff adhere to the most rigorous interpretation of this standard.”The report suggests that any policy changes ensure there “be no grey area” when it comes to assessing whether a conflict of interest exists.“Whether a given situation requires recusal from a story, or perhaps a full public disclosure, the audience should have all the tools they need to assess the fairness, balance and integrity of CBC journalists. Therefore, the bias should be tilted toward tighter rules and more disclosure, in particular more formal, written disclosure protocols for both employees and supervisors,” the report states.Canadaland had also reported that Lang was in a relationship with an RBC board member — which she said she disclosed to the CBC.The website also outlined instances when Lang was paid to speak at public events sponsored by the bank.The CBC came to Lang’s defence and said her paid speaking appearances were approved and did not violate any rules.In late January, the CBC said it would no longer approve any paid appearances by its on-air journalistic employees. CBC says review into Amanda Lang’s work concludes she met journalistic standards
Photos by Jeff Barrett USU Eastern Press ReleaseUtah State Eastern men’s basketball defeated #13 College of Idaho Golden Eagles 76-75 on Saturday at home. Coming into the game, the Golden Eagles of CSI were highest scoring team in the country, but in the first half the Eagles only allowed their opponent to score 39.USU Eastern trailed by five at halftime despite having their top three bigs in the rotation sitting out with foul trouble. Eagles’ head coach Vando Becheli had to go to his bench to help fill the void and the bench stepped up on Saturday.“The guys who came off the bench kept us in the game,” said Becheli.Reserve players such as Tyler Walker and Anthony Condie came off the bench and played out of position and held their own against CSI.“Our bench did amazing tonight. Tyler, Anthony and Vojtech kept the energy and did their job,” said USU Eastern sophomore Ognjen Pantovic.Freshman guard Tanner Nygren provided a spark at the end of the first half by scoring eight points in eight minutes of action to keep up with CSI.After halftime, the Golden Eagles built their lead up to double-digits and led the Eagles by 13 at the first media timeout. CSI continued to have a lead throughout the majority of the second half and led by as much as 15 with six minutes left.In the final minutes of the game, the Eagles came back and cut the Golden Eagles’ lead to three with one minute remaining. Sophomore guard Matija Novkovic, freshman guard Blaze Nield and Pantovic combined for 15 points during the Eagles’ comeback.With seven seconds to play, Nield made two clutch free throws after being fouled to put the Eagles up by one. The Eagles’ defense halted the CSI attack on the final play of the game and got the comeback win in front of a great crowd.USU Eastern forced 21 turnovers on Saturday, something Becheli feels was a major reason why the Eagles pulled out the win.“If they don’t do that, then we probably don’t win the game. We took advantage of their turnovers and scored,” said Becheli.Pantovic said after the game that he owes the USU Eastern coaching staff for helping his team be ready for CSI.“We got to give our coaches a lot of credit. Coaches did amazing preparing us on defense and we kept them out of their rhythm,” said Pantovic.For Pantovic, he would go on to put up 16 points and eight rebounds after early foul trouble while Nield led the Eagles in scoring and assists with 23 and five, respectively.“Blaze is a great leader and our best player. I have never played with a point guard like this. He is versatile and will play almost a whole game without being subbed,” said Pantovic.Saturday’s win over CSI moves the Eagles to 14-6 overall and 2-0 in Scenic West Athletic Conference play.The Eagles will have a quick turnaround this week as they take on nationally-ranked Salt Lake Community College on Thursday in Taylorsville. Thursday’s game will start at 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on the Scenic West Digital Network.
OSU sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer (5) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 16 at St. John Arena. Credit: Christopher Slack, Lantern PhotographerDespite going into two road matches as heavy favorites to win both, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team was able to come away with just one victory this weekend.On Friday, the No. 12 Buckeyes had their losing streak extended to three in a surprising upset loss to Maryland (13-15, 3-11) before rebounding against Rutgers (4-22, 1-12) on Saturday for their 20th win of the season.OSU’s loss to the Terrapins — just its second in program history — came by way of a three-set sweep, but the game was more closely contested than the final score indicated as each set was decided by only two points (25-23, 28-26, 27-25).The loss came despite the best efforts of senior outside hitter Katie Mitchell, who came off the bench to lead her team with 12 kills. Junior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe (nine kills, three blocks) and senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell (nine kills, two blocks) also broke the double-digit point barrier.In place of freshman Taylor Hughes, who sat out both weekend games as she continues to nurse a left elbow injury, senior setter Emily Ruetter contributed 35 assists. Maryland’s redshirt senior outside hitter Adreene Elliott was a thorn in the side of the Buckeyes all night, leading all players with 22.5 points on 18 kills, four service aces and one block assist.Serving proved to be an area of difficulty for the OSU once again, as it committed 12 service errors against only three aces.Defensively, the Scarlet and Gray weren’t as sharp as usual, allowing Maryland to hit at a .270 attack percentage, which is well above the .163 mark that OSU had allowed to opponents entering the game.OSU raced out to a 9-6 lead in the first set, but Maryland came charging back with a 6-0 run to take the lead. The Terrapins would extend their advantage to as much as five before the Buckeyes charged back to level things at 21. From there, the home team retook momentum, ultimately squeaking out the narrow win to take an early lead in the match, despite being out-attacked .216 to .114 in the opening set.Maryland led most of the way in the second set, but OSU grabbed multiple late leads at 22-20 and 24-23, threatening to even the match at one set apiece. The Buckeyes couldn’t finish the job, though, as they fell in extra points after several costly errors.In the final set, the Buckeyes were the ones who held the lead for most of the way, but much like set two, they couldn’t finish the deal even though they attacked at a .385 clip. With a 24-22 lead and a chance to extend the match, Maryland again forced extra points and overcame the late deficit to complete the upset.A date with last-place Rutgers proved to be what OSU needed to snap its three-game losing streak, as it ran away with a sweep (25-13, 25-16, 25-19). The three-set victory is the Buckeyes’ third in as many games over the Scarlet Knights since they joined the Big Ten last year.Mitchell again led the way with 12 kills, while freshman outside hitter Audra Appold added 10. OSU was able to get back on track from the service line, racking up eight aces — led by Campbell’s three — against five errors.After going down 3-2 early in the first set, the Buckeyes went on an 11-0 run to take a commanding lead and would not trail again for the remainder of the match, coming away with decisive victories in all three frames. Led by Ruetter’s 35 assists, the Buckeyes attacked consistently throughout the match, putting up at least a .360 attack percentage in each set en route to a .372 rate for the contest.Meanwhile, Rutgers’ offense was held to a .138 hitting percentage on the evening and hit above .100 in just one of three sets, partly thanks to five blocks by Sandbothe.With six games left in Big Ten play, OSU now has a 9-5 conference record, leaving them tied with Purdue for fifth place in the conference standings.The Buckeyes are set to return to their home court on Wednesday, looking to complete a season sweep of No. 18 Illinois. The match is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Danish handball leaguePetar NenadicTVIS Holstebro handball One of the players with the huge potential from the generation 1986, Serbian playmaker, Petar Nenadić (25) signed a new, two seasons contract with his Danish team, TVIS Holstebro (until 2013, with a possibility to left the team in summer 2012). Former player of Crvena zvezda Beograd, Algeciras, F.C Barcelona and Pick Szeged, came to TVIS Holstebro at the begining of this season and, for now, showed great performances, becoming the best player and also scorer of the team (9th of “Jack & Jones League” with 105 goals from 18 matches – he missed four games because of work permit).Coach of Serbian national team, Veselin Vuković, decided to invite Nenadić for the Serbian squad for two friendly matches with the world champions, France, in already “sold out” halls in Montpellier and Lievin (9 and 11 March). ← Previous Story “Handball for All” – Summer handball Academy – Apply now! Next Story → Wenta without Szmal against Slovenia
The two Norwegian cities, Larvik and Oslo, will host the traditional Mobelringen Cup 2014 in the finish of the preparation for the Women’s EHF EURO 2014 in Croatia and Hungary. The existing Olympic champions, Norway, alongside of the World vicechampions, Serbia, and strong handball nations as Denmark and France, will give incredible experience for all the fans who are planning to attend matches from November 27 to November 30.SCHEDULE:Day 1 (November 27, Larvik)Serbia – FranceNorway – DenmarkDay 2 (November 28, Larvik)Denmark – SerbiaNorway – FranceDay 3 (November 30, Oslo)Denmark – FranceNorway – SerbiaThe Women’s EHF EURO 2014 begins on December 7. ← Previous Story Darko Stanic to DKB Bundesliga – SG BBM Bietigheim is new station! Next Story → EHF TV: Top 5 goals of Women’s EHF CL Round 3 EHF EURO 2014handballLarvikoslo
IN 1976, in Rolling Stone, the late Hunter S Thompson said “I have never seen much point in getting heavy with … Jesus freaks, just as long as they don’t bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone.”Whether you’re a lapsed Catholic or an atheist on the up-and-up, the temptation for non-believers is to come down like a Biblical plague on people of faith, often with the same vehemence so unattractive in soapbox preachers. The truth is that what an individual has chosen to believe to help them make sense of this world is no one else’s business (unless, of course, religious belief tries to influence the State, in which case let slip the dogs of war).And so, with my choosing to make Thompson’s quote my creed, this question is born not out of contempt, but out of genuine bewilderment.How can you be a woman and identify as a Catholic?Like many observers, I shook my head in wonder when Pope Francis stood by his predecessor’s condemnation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the largest association of female religious in the United States. Apparently, the sisters have “serious doctrinal problems”, in that they have questioned church teachings on issues like homosexuality and women priests. As far as their superiors in the Vatican are concerned, these questions have been answered already. One might surmise that any suggestion of there being unresolved issues in Catholic doctrine is impertinent to the point of heresy.“Sleeve-rolling empathy”Especially if the ones asking the questions are female. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sternly noted that the sisters’ activities were powered on “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” I can’t quite get rid of the ridiculous mental image of a battalion of dungaree-clad, Dworkin-reading nuns. It’s kind of marvellous.Silly imagery aside, those of us who possess a kind of sleeve-rolling empathy will, I think, naturally identify more with the LCWR – whose members do a lot of work in the community, amongst the poor, and in fostering positive relationships and thoughtful dialogue with a rapidly changing world – than we will with the Vatican congregation, who appear in this instance as stiff-robed dinosaurs more concerned with keeping Catholicism suspended in joyless stasis than in allowing it grow as a living religion.To deny one’s own representatives the chance to follow their calling as they see fit – which for the LCWR involves active community participation – seems peculiar to the extreme. “Less action, more prayer” cuts quite a contrast with Christ’s own behaviour, he whose legend was defined by his works among the poor, the sick and the scorned, and his radical political status. No one changes the world by sitting at home with a greasy string of rosary beads.And yet the harsh truth is that it is the Holy See’s prerogative to curb the activities of the LCWR. The Church is, after all, their club. They make the rules.That sounds like a rather flippant, even callous statement. And yet it’s true. You do not have to subscribe to organised religion to follow Christ’s teachings, but you do have to follow the rules if you want to make Catholicism your life’s work. You can’t turn up on the football field dribbling a basketball and saying your way works better. The Church couldn’t really be any clearer on its position on gender politics. The boys are in charge. A woman’s place is in service to a higher power: God or her husband. And that’s that.“Do they realise how little respect their faith says they’re entitled to?”And yet there are female Catholics. Perhaps, as in the case of the LCWR, they are faithful and driven women, hoping that by good works and patient service, they will re-shape the fetid organisation from the inside out. Perhaps they’re simply so removed from their Holy Book and the ancient men presiding over its translation that they don’t realise how little respect their faith says they’re entitled to. Perhaps, as is the trend here in Ireland, many women who identify as Catholics simply enjoy the comfort of its traditions, without espousing the bulk of its teachings. Pick and choose Catholics. Mass at Christmas. Stained glass-lit weddings and wetting the baby’s head.Should the Church’s decision to deliver the LCWR into the hands of Archbishop Sartain in Seattle for reform not serve as a wake-up call for those women who call themselves Catholics?Not only is the Church’s decision to reform the LCWR indicative of how resistant it is to real change, but it makes it blindingly obvious how it views female initiative in general. The sisters’ activities were linked to radical feminism, because in the eyes of their superiors in the Vatican, no female initiative can grow without some sort of angry, anti-man agenda.The nuns, in short, were getting too big for their dainty size fives; the burning of secret and shameful underthings could only be the next step.“Active works by nuns is identified as treacherous”So here we have a church that refuses to entertain the notion of female priests, that identifies active works by nuns as treacherous, that has a long, cruel history of female subjugation, that can only accept the messiah as human-born if it was to a virgin child. That here at home has tried to halt anything it believes undermines the Holy Roman Patriarchy – divorce, contraception, abortion – that has tended a culture of shame that incarcerated thousands of young women for being sexual beings, that in turn incarcerated their children for being born to sluts and sinners.Are we now expected to feel surprised that the Church has subdued the LCWR? No. Rules are rules, and it should not be a shock to anyone to realise that the LCWR, in doing good deeds and fostering a culture of acceptance and love, broke the rules.And so the question is not what the Catholic Church is doing to its women, but what women are doing in the Catholic Church.I still maintain that Hunter S. Thompson was right: it’s no one’s business what anyone chooses to believe to keep them sane, so long as they’re not hurting anyone in its execution.And yet that bewildering question remains: why do women devote their lives to an organisation that continues to see them as little more than a dangerous nuisance?Read more of Lisa McInerney’s columns here>Read: Pope backs report critical of ‘radical feminist’ US nuns>
Mediator : les laboratoires Servier savaient depuis 1995Selon les informations du journal Le Monde, les chercheurs des laboratoires Servier ne pouvaient ignorer, au moins depuis 1995, que leur médicament Mediator pouvait entraîner des effets secondaires graves.Le Monde est parvenu à se procurer des documents selon lesquels les chercheurs de Servier étudiaient, depuis le début des années 1990, les composés produits dans l’organisme par le Mediator, médicament qui aurait provoqué la mort de 500 à 2.000 personnes en France en 33 ans. Parmi ces composés se trouvait la norfenfluramine. Une substance identifiée en 1995 comme responsable de la toxicité de deux autres coupe-faim de Servier, l’Isoméride et le Ponderal. Elle entraînerait des effets secondaires graves tels une hypertension artérielle pulmonaire, responsable d’insuffisances cardiaques. À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?L’Isoméride et le Ponderal ont ainsi été interdits en 1999. Pourtant le Mediator est resté sur le marché du médicament. Pourquoi ? Simplement parce qu’à travers ses documents Servier s’est toujours “obstiné à minimiser” cette parenté entre les traitements, note le journal national. Sachant que la norfenfluramine est présente dans les trois coupe-faim du laboratoire, il ne “pouvait donc ignorer, au moins depuis 1995, que le Mediator pouvait être suspecté de produire lui aussi des effets secondaires graves”, écrit Le Monde. Hier, un fonds public d’indemnisation pour les victimes du Mediator a été entériné par le Conseil des ministres. Grâce à ce fonds, les patients qui présentent des complications imputables à la prise du médicament pourront recevoir une compensation financière de l’Etat. Une initiative réduisant considérablement les délais de procédure des victimes qui voudraient poursuivre en justice les laboratoires Servier.Le 12 mai 2011 à 12:39 • Emmanuel Perrin
Facebook Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR During yesterday’s NXT Conference Call with media, Paul “Triple H” Levesque was asked about the launch of All Elite Wrestling and if it changed anything for NXT.Triple H acknowledged that AEW was something they would keep their eye on and will do what they feel is right for business going forward.He added that like anything else they compete against, they will watch everything and monitor it and continue to do what is best for WWE.Source: PWInsiderUpdate on ticket sales for Royal Rumble weekendHere is a quick look at ticket sales for Royal Rumble weekend in Phoenix.– Early word is that WWE is expecting in the range of 25,000 to 30,000 paid for the Royal Rumble this Sunday. Chase Field is being setup for 43,000 fans.– NXT TakeOver: Phoenix the night before at the Talking Stick Arena is expected to draw 8,500 to 9,000 paid fans for the live special on the WWE Network.– RAW the night after the Rumble at the Talking Stick Arena is currently expecting 7,000 to 7,500 paid, while Smackdown Live the next night is expecting 6,500 to 7,000.Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 AEW asking fans to vote for the final team for upcoming World Tag Title Tournament
OLYMPIA — A House committee has passed a bill to abolish the death penalty in Washington, and the measure now awaits a potential vote by the full House.The bill passed on a 7-6 party line vote out of the Judiciary Committee Thursday. The Senate passed the bill on a 26-22 bipartisan vote last week.The measure would remove capital punishment as a sentencing option for aggravated murder and mandate instead a sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole. There has been a moratorium on the death penalty since 2014, put in place by Gov. Jay Inslee.There have been 78 inmates, all men, put to death in Washington state since 1904. The most recent execution in the state came in 2010, when Cal Coburn Brown died by lethal injection for the 1991 murder of a Seattle-area woman.
Clark County Fire & Rescue crews were called to a report of a travel trailer on fire this morning.The fire was reported just before 11 a.m. at 701 N.W. 179th St., in the Fairgrounds neighborhood.Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from a small travel trailer, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.No additional details were immediately available.
Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts SKYCITY has also retained the ongoing right to access the VIP and premium gaming facilities at the Darwin casino for its International Business customers for at least two years after completion of the sale.In a further announcement, the two companies – SKYCITY and Delaware North – revealed that they plan to enter into a joint venture to establish an online casino business based out of the Northern Territory should there be any future change in legislation in Australia permitting online gaming activities within the next decade.Inside Asian Gaming understands there is currently a concerted push to have online poker legalized in the near future although online casino games are likely many years away.Commenting on the transaction, SKYCITY CEO Graeme Stephens said the sale was a positive result for the company.“We see both International Business and the online space as future growth areas for us, so we see value in this outcome,’’ he said.“The sale is consistent with our ‘capital lighter’ strategy to sell non-core assets and to allocate capital to assets and businesses which we feel are aligned with our long-term strategic objectives. As always, our top priority is to deliver attractive and sustainable returns for shareholders.“It also allows us to concentrate our Australian activities in Adelaide, which is undergoing an AU$330m expansion, due for completion in late 2020.’’SKYCITY purchased the Darwin-based casino in 2004 from MGM Grand, subsequently adding a new hotel and pool, new bars and restaurants and VIP facilities. The value of the business was impaired by AU$95m in FY17 due to changes in gaming regulations but the property experienced positive earnings growth in FY18 on a like-for-like basis.SKYCITY will continue to own and manage the Darwin casino on a business-as-usual approach while Delaware North obtains the required approvals from the Northern Territory Government. Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team RelatedPosts SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited has found a buyer for its Darwin business with US firm Delaware North agreeing to purchase SKYCITY Darwin for AU$188 million.The sale will see Delaware North acquire 100% of SKYCITY Darwin Pty Limited on a cash-free and debt-free basis, although SKYCITY said on Thursday morning that it will retain its adjacent Little Mindil property to be sold separately. Load More
Kate MiddletonGetty imagesKate Middleton does not want Rose Hanbury anywhere near her family as she views her long-term best friend as a “rural rival” now, reports said.Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley’s relationship with the Duchess of Cambridge has strained, according to some royal insiders, who said they were stunned when Kate Middleton has also commanded her husband to “phase her out,” reported The Sun quoting these insiders.”It is well known that Kate and Rose have had a terrible falling out. They used to be close but that is not the case anymore,” the source revealed to The Sun. Prince William tried to pacify the situation but the Duchess of Cambridge has refused to budge, they said. Both Kate Middleton and Rose Hanbury live three and a half miles apart and the recent fall out has been culminating ever since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge moved to Anmer Hall, which was gifted by the Queen. Both the families have been known to be close to each other.Rose Hanbury and her husband, David Rocksavage live at the 106- room Houghton Hall. Their twin kids, Alexander, Earl of Rocksavage and Oliver, Lord Cholmondeley, have been playmates of Prince George, and daughter Lady Iris. The couple has connections in the world of showbiz and politics too. Rose first grabbed headlines when she posed with then Prime Minister, Tony Blair in 2005, wearing just a pink bikini. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their new born son Prince Louis of Cambridge at St Mary’s Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England.Getty imagesKate Middleton and Prince William have also been to Houghton Hall when they attended the black-tie gala event. Both the families have been quite regular at each other’s house and on occasions too. Rose’s relationship with the royal family goes back to 1947, when her paternal grandmother, Lady Rose Lambert was a bridesmaid at the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.Rose’s husband David, apparently, inherited an estimated 112 million pound estate 27 years ago, which included the Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. “But Kate has been clear that she doesn’t want to see them anymore and wants William to phase them out, despite their social status,” the source added.This will be the second feud that Kate Middleton is apparently having currently. The first one is reportedly with her sister-in-law, Meghan Markle.
TwitterRishiraj Singh, an IPS officer from the Kerala cadre, has sensationally suggested that the death of popular Bollywood actress Sridevi could not have been an accident. The IPS officer made the claim in his recent column in Kerala Koumudi. In the write-up, Rishiraj Singh details the inputs given by late forensic expert Dr Umadathan regarding Sridevi’s mysterious death.”Dr Umadathan has played a crucial role in solving several cases. It was due to my curiosity that I asked Umadathan about the death of Sridevi. Umadathan told me that the chances of an accident are pretty low in this case, and he made it clear that Sridevi’s death could be a murder. Even though a person has drunk heavily, he or she will not drown in just one-feet water. Without any external force, no one will die in a bathtub due to drowning,” wrote Rishiraj Singh.A report published in UNI India reveals that Dr Umadathan has helped the Kerala Police solve several sensational murder cases and crimes. Dr Umadathan died last Wednesday in a private hospital in Kerala. In his career, Umadathan worked as a professor at Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Thrissur Medical Colleges. He also served as a medico-legal consultant with the Libyan Government. In his career, Umadathan wrote several books that include ‘Science in the Detection of Crime’, ‘Investigation of Unnatural Death’; ‘Practical Forensic Medicine’, ‘Forensic Medicine for the Police’, Indiablooms reports. His book in Malayalam, ‘Oru Police Surgeonte Ormakkurippukal’ (Memoirs of a police surgeon), is widely considered as a reference book for forensic surgeons in Kerala. On February 24, 2018, Sridevi was found dead in the bathroom of Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai.
May 28, 2015 562 Views in Headlines, News, Origination, Servicing, Technology Share New Program to Eliminate Closing Costs and Simplify Loan Process Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, announced in a press release that it will make The Carrington Loan program available through its national wholesale lending division. This program was developed in order to support the company’s commitment to serve the “underserved” market and first-time homebuyers. The loan program gives borrowers a more transparent, simplified home loan process with no closing costs or upfront financing fees to facilitate home purchases.“The Carrington Loan simplifies the loan process and improves the experience to help remove the anxiety often associated with a mortgage loan, particularly for those who do not have sufficient cash on hand to pay upfront financing fees, appraisal, and closing costs,” said Ray Brousseau EVP of Carrington’s the mortgage lending division. “With The Carrington Loan, there is no need for a mortgage broker to modify the rate after it is presented to the borrower to offset loan costs and loan closing fees, and unexpected increases to estimated closing costs are not an issue. Removing these barriers simplifies the process for our mortgage broker partners and their borrowers who desire to fulfill their dream of homeownership.”The Carrington Loan is a government insured loan program, according to the company. Any upfront mortgage insurance or funding fee that may be required by a government agency may either be financed into the loan amount or paid by the borrower in cash at closing. The borrower must take responsibility for any additional services requested that are not part of the loan. This includes, but is not limited to, rate-lock extension fees, survey fees, and home warranty costs.This initiative presents additional opportunities for purchase-focused brokers to work directly with real estate agents, consumers and investors to extend their purchase home loan offerings, the company said. “In addition, mortgage brokers who specialize in refinance opportunities provide The Carrington Loan as an option for FHA/VA borrowers.”The Carrington Loan Offers:No closing costs, appraisal fees, or lender financing fees.Carrington pays all eligible loan costs as lender credits.If any unanticipated lender costs arise, Carrington will issue a credit to cover them. This may include additional title or escrow service charges from the title or settlement company.Industry experts say, one in three consumers has a FICO credit score below 650. These consumers often have trouble obtaining financing options. Carrington has lowered its minimum credit score requirement to 550, and expanded its guidelines on FHA, VA, and USDA loan programs, extending eligibility to more property types and reducing overlays last year. Carrington Mortgage Services First-Time Homebuyers LLC The Carrington Loan 2015-05-28 Staff Writer
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