Dance music channel Clubbing TV has launched in Ru

first_imgDance music channel Clubbing TV has launched in Russia after securing carriage on Rostelecom’s TV platform.The new Clubbing TV Russia channel includes locally produced magazine shows, interviews and DJ sets and has been localized in partnership with Russian production and sales agency Media4You.The channel is available on Rostelecom’s platform in the Optimal, Advanced and Maximum packages, giving it a potential reach of 950,000 homes in the country.The Russian version of the channel is the second localized version of Clubbing TV, following its launch of an Adria region version.“Electronic Music is the fastest growing music genre in the world, and its DJs, artists & festivals are very popular in Russia where we are proud and excited to launch our second full localization after Clubbing TV Adria which is already broadcasted in Serbia and the Adriatic region. We’re glad to start our presence in the region with Rostelecom thanks to our very productive partnership with Media4you. We will make new announcements soon on more exciting developments with them,” said Stephane Schweitzer, Clubbing TV’s CEO and founder.“The launch of the channel Clubbing TV in high-definition format on Interactive TV is an excellent news for all electronic music lovers and club events. Interactive TV is developed with the aim of allowing viewers to find the content they like, regardless of their age, hobbies or interests. Moreover, all the family members can watch their content simultaneously on different screens, without interfering with each other, thanks to the multiscreen service. Clubbing TV HD provides a content which truly appeals to a young audience,” said Rostelecom director of content Andrey Golovanov.last_img read more

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first_imgAdditional information at www.walledcitymusic.com.WALLED CITY MUSIC ANNOUNCES SUPERB LINE-UP OF ARTISTS FOR SPRING SERIES was last modified: March 4th, 2015 by stephenstephen Tags: ShareTweet The series will close on Saturday 11th April with a first solo performance in Derry by Ireland’s leading contemporary music group, the Crash Ensemble, who will perform five works, including two premieres, by the cream of young Irish composing talent ‘Born in the 80s’.Executive Director of Walled City Music, Matthew Greenall, said “We are delighted to welcome to Derry such an exciting concentration of talent for the three days of our Spring Series ‘mini-fest’.“It gives Derry audiences, and visitors from further afield, the chance to experience some of the best, and most innovative music being written today, as well as to hear classic works that have changed the language, and transformed even how we think about music.”Walled City Music Spring Series Timetable: Walled City Music will host a brand new Spring Series from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th April, with a host of new works, performances of 20th century masterpieces, and visits from some of the UK and Ireland’s leading ensembles.   Guest artists include the Red Note Ensemble (Scotland) performing 13 Vices, a newly created, improvisatory work composed by former punk musician and Belfast Music Laureate Brian Irvine and Dublin-born composer and vocalist, Jennifer Walshe.Northern Ireland’s newest new music ensemble, the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble, will perform Pierrot Lunaire by Arnold Schönberg, one of the 20th century’s most influential and radical masterpieces, with soprano soloist Aoife Miskelly.center_img Thursday 9th April, The Great Hall (Magee) – 13 Vices, Brian Irvine & Jennifer WalsheFriday 10th April, The Great Hall (Magee) – Pierrot Lunaire, Hard Rain SoloistEnsembleSaturday 11th April, The Cinema Bar, St. Columb’s Hall – Born in the 80s, Crash EnsembleTickets are available from the Millennium Forum Box Office, New Market Street, Derry on +44 2871 264 455 or online at www.millenniumforum.co.ukThe Spring Series is supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Ireland, PRS for Music Foundation and Moving On Music. EntertainmentNewslast_img read more

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TRAFFIC TRAVEL ONE LANE CLOSED ON GLENSHANE PAS

first_imgTRAFFIC & TRAVEL: ONE LANE CLOSED ON GLENSHANE PASS AFTER CRASH was last modified: January 16th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: PONDERORSATRAFFIC & TRAVEL: ONE LANE CLOSED ON GLENSHANE PASS AFTER CRASH POLICE are advising motorists are advised to proceed with caution on the Glenshane Pass near the Ponderosa.This follows a road traffic collision this evening.One lane is closed and delays are expected in the area.center_img ShareTweetlast_img

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The programme has something for everyone with a b

first_img“The programme has something for everyone with a bespoke and exciting programme of entertainment and animation on and alongside the River Foyle, including a food festival, artisan markets, live music and a range of keynote events that will justify the international audiences that the festival attracts to the city.“I particularly like the idea that the theme of the festival is Voyages as Derry is synonymous with the sea and this acknowledges our rich maritime heritage and the journeys that we as a people, place and individuals have experienced.“Not only was the city a major Irish emigration port throughout the phases of resettlement, it also played a key role in World War II when ships from the Royal Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy and the US navy were all stationed here.”Jacqueline Whoriskey, Head of Festival and Events with Derry City and Strabane District Council says they have been working closely with festival partners the Loughs Agency and Foyle Port to ensure that this year’s programme reflects the significance of the event for the city and the close relationship it has with the river and its maritime heritage. “The highlight event of the festival will be a spectacular VOYAGES showcase event on and alongside the river that encompasses land, water and air with the Clipper Race yachts joining Tall Ships, cruisers, yachts and punts from across the region and beyond as part of a live theatrical performance that will culminate with light and fireworks on the water,” she said.In addition to the festival programme, local promoters have programmed a range of entertainment and musical events in Ebrington Square to coincide with the festival including two outdoor concerts that will add considerably to the range of events and musical experiences on offer throughout the nine days of the event.There will be visiting tall ships berthed along the Quay and to add to the splendour of the occasion there will be a wide variety of food and bespoke craft stalls in both the Foyle Merchant and Maritime markets as well as lots of water activities including the River Foyle Races, organised by the Loughs Agency and participants from a variety of rowing and yacht clubs across the country.Helena Hasson, Event Co-ordinator with the Council, said other highlights include the arrival and departure of the Clipper race yachts, boat tours and motor runs down the River Foyle and an interactive education area entitled ‘The Science of Water’ sponsored by DuPont Kevlar®.“We are very grateful to all of our funders, sponsors and festival partners, who have been working with Council to develop this year’s programme.“This is a huge week for the city to showcase all that’s best about our city and region and the support from everyone has been brilliant.”She also added: ‘We are delighted that in addition to our festival programme, local promoters have independently programmed a range of entertainment and musical events, including two large outdoor concerts in Ebrington Square to coincide with the festival.“Likewise we are thrilled that the Foyle Cup is also on at the time of the festival and we’re working with the event organisers to support all event plans.“With so much to experience in the city between 14 -22 July we are confident that locals and visitors alike will enjoy one of the most exciting weeks of entertainment and sport that city has hosted for several years.”Encouraging the public to put the dates in their diaries and to extend an invitation to family and friends to come home for the celebrations, the Mayor said:“The Foyle Maritime Festival is hugely important for the City and District and the wider North West region in promoting the area as a world class tourism destination and a maritime hub.“The programme of events being put together for the festival is phenomenal with something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s boating and yachting, live music and animation, or maritime history.“The event has been hugely successful in the past attracting over 100,000 people and we are confident that this year will be another amazing celebration that will put our city and district on the international map.“We are particularly keen to attract people from the city and district and wider region to take this opportunity to come home and be part of the festival celebrations.“Not only is it a chance to catch up with family and friends but it’s a great opportunity to see how the city has transformed and developed and ready to welcome you back.”The full festival programme will be launched in the coming weeks but details of the festival are available online where you can sign up for updates at  www.foylemaritimefestival.comOr you can follow us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/foylemaritimefestival  and on Twitter @FoylemaritimeLight, animation and tall ships for this year’s Foyle Maritime Festival was last modified: May 10th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet THE Foyle Merchant and Maritime markets, a 42-feet catamaran with an international jazz band on board, visiting Tall ships, Flavours of the Foyle Seafood Kitchen and Trail and a spectacular VOYAGES showcase event that will bring the River Foyle alight with music and animation are just some of the highlights announced today as part of the Foyle Maritime Festival that will take place in Derry from 14-22 July 2018.The Festival, which is one of Ireland’s top maritime celebratory events, attracting over 160,000 people in 2016, will once again welcome the Clipper Round the World Race when the city acts as a host port for the fourth consecutive time for this much anticipated event.Announcing details of the exciting festival programme, the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Maolíosa McHugh said the theme for this year’s Foyle Maritime Festival is “Voyages” with a strong emphasis on the city and district’s strong maritime history.He said: “This year’s Foyle Maritime Festival promises to be another huge success for everyone involved. animation and tall ships for this year’s Foyle Maritime Festivalebrington squarelightMAYOR MAOLIOSA MCHUGHScience of WaterTall Shipslast_img read more

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first_img NewsWatchPolitical NewsState NewsTop Stories WVa AG’s help sought in Supreme Court impeachment appeal By Tyler BarkerJan 05, 2019, 08:34 am 264 0 Next PostThe Fifth Quarter Game of the Week: Wyoming East @ Westside (Boys) Previous PostTalks to resume after Trump says shutdown could last ‘years’ Tumblr Twitter Home NewsWatch WVa AG’s help sought in Supreme Court impeachment appeal CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three months after a ruling halted the impeachment process involving most of West Virginia’s Supreme Court justices, the state Senate president is seeking a second opinion.Senate President Mitch Carmichael said Friday at the annual Legislative Lookahead forum he’s asked state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to look into handling a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.Carmichael, a Republican, is still steamed at a panel of state Supreme Court stand-ins that ruled impeachment efforts of the justices were a violation of the separation of powers doctrine. The process was officially derailed when the presiding judge didn’t show up to Justice Margaret Workman’s trial in the state Senate in light of the court’s ruling blocking it.“We believe it is totally, completely wrong,” Carmichael said.The acting justices ruled the Senate lacked jurisdiction to pursue Workman’s trial and later applied the decision to trials involving justices Robin Davis and Allen Loughry, who had petitioned the court to intervene. Davis retired after the House approved impeachment charges against her. Loughry resigned after being convicted of felony fraud charges in federal court.The state court declined a request by Carmichael in November to revisit its ruling.“We’re just hamstrung in terms of where we go from here without spending a lot of taxpayer dollars,” Carmichael said. “We’re going to evaluate” appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.Morrisey spokesman Curtis Johnson said the office is representing the state Senate “as it considers potential next steps in this matter.”Workman, Davis, Loughry and Justice Beth Walker were impeached in August over questions involving lavish office renovations that evolved into accusations of corruption, incompetence and neglect of duty. Some of the justices were accused of abusing their authority by failing to rein in excessive spending.Walker was cleared of an impeachment charge at her Senate trial in October.Justice Menis Ketchum retired before the House of Delegates’ impeachment hearings. He pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony fraud count related to his personal use of a state vehicle and gas fuel card. Both Ketchum and Loughry face sentencing in January.Two Republicans who were appointed as Supreme Court justices after the scandal broke, former House speaker Tim Armstead and ex-Congressman Evan Jenkins, won election to continue on the bench. Armstead will complete the term of Ketchum through 2020. Jenkins will serve through 2024, when Davis’ term ends.John Hutchison was sworn in Friday to fill Loughry’s spot on the court until a 2020 special election. The winner of that race will serve the remainder of Loughry’s term through 2024. Hutchison was appointed last month by Republican Gov. Jim Justice, a lifelong friend.Judicial elections in West Virginia became nonpartisan in 2016, but the court’s impeachment scandal stirred political attacks. Some Democrats argued the court’s shakeup was a power grab by Republicans.Voters in November also approved a ballot measure allowing the GOP-led Legislature to decide each year whether to reduce the courts’ budget but not less than 85 percent of the previous year’s budget. It also would require the Supreme Court’s chief justice to answer budget questions before lawmakers.Opponents have said limiting the Supreme Court’s budgetary control would infringe on its independence. The chief justice previously had constitutional autonomy in deciding how the system spends a $139 million annual budget.Carmichael said allowing the Legislature to review the Supreme Court’s spending “gives a confidence to the people of West Virginia that the judiciary is running efficiently.” Facebook Google+ Mail Linkedin Pinterest Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.comlast_img read more

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In This Issue… Currencies metals swing wildly

first_imgIn This Issue… * Currencies & metals swing wildly… * Merkel sends the euro to the woodshed… * BOC leaves things the way they were… * Swedish krona is best overnight performer! And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts! Will They Ever Learn? Good day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! What a crazy day in the risk markets yesterday! We had the Big Ben testimony on the economy, (more on that in a minute) making me feel as though I was getting spun around and around… The great song by Blood, Sweat & Tears, called spinning wheel kept popping into my head as I watched the currency screens… It was downright crazy folks… For all you youngsters that don’t know the song… here’s a snippet: What goes up, must come down, Spinnin’ wheel, got to go round. Talkin’ ‘bout your troubles, it’s a cryin’ sin… Ride the Painted pony, let the spinnin’ wheel spin… OK… here’s the skinny on what I’m talking about… So, yesterday morning I told you how the traders and hedge fund gurus were selling the dollar ahead of the Big Ben Bernanke testimony, in hopes that he would use that stage to announce additional stimulus for the economy / markets. I told you how they would be disappointed and therefore the downside risk was great. You may recall that the euro was playing peek-a-boo with the 1.23 handle… OK.. the stage is set… and then… Big Ben never even mentioned additional stimulus… So the selling of the dollar spun around, and the risk asset were on the selling blocks. The euro fell from 1.23 to 1.2185… Ahhh grasshopper, we weren’t finished… Having been disappointed once again, the market gurus, said, OK… “but isn’t he going to talk again tomorrow, this time to the House?” Why yes he is! And, so once again they began to sell dollars, in hopes that Big Ben would change his testimony on the economy to include an announcement of additional stimulus… up, down, up, down, up, down.. Crazy! Which brings me to this question for the markets… Will you ever learn? Of course, most “real diversification investors” just watch these moves and shake their heads in disgust for the noise it creates… They don’t get caught up in these crazy moves on days like yesterday… That’s for the “trader guys”… let them get caught up in all that! Well… there I was trying to get work done yesterday, when I looked up to see some of the text that Big Ben Bernanke was delivering in his speech to lawmakers on the outlook for the economy. You know, the testimony that traders et al. were all lathered up about yesterday morning… And what to my wondering eye did appear? But the Fed Chairman delivering a very somber, bleak message assessment of the U.S. economy to the lawmakers… I actually kept waiting for Roy Clark and Buck Owens to pop out of the crowd, and begin singing… gloom, despair, and agony on me… deep dark depression, excessive misery… if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all… gloom, despair and agony on me… HEY! Maybe Big Ben has become a Pfennig Reader! Nahhhhhhh… I doubt that would ever happen! But rest easy my dear readers… For the Fed Chairman made sure the lawmakers knew that “the Fed is prepared to take action should the economy weaken”… Yes, we can all rest easier now…Did you see any of the testimony and the questions the lawmakers asked? Why didn’t they ask Big Ben about how his “additional stimulus” has done so far? Why didn’t they ask him about the new way money is created in the U.S? Does it not border on counterfeiting? What? I hear you saying… OK… the other day, I was reading some research, and the writer, was explaining how guys that keep saying that the Fed is printing money, are wrong… They don’t really “print” money any longer… They make entries into a computer… it’s called the System Open Market Account at the Fed Reserve N.Y. Are these entries actually considered to be, “legal tender”? So many questions they could be asking Big Ben while they have him in front of them… like what did, they have to do, if anything, with the LIBOR rate fixing scandal? Any way… none of the good things were asked of the Fed Chairman, and he skedaddled out of the Senate before they could ask him any tough questions.. Now, it’s on to the House… Nothing will change there, folks… OK… let’s go on to other things… I could spend all morning on that stuff! So, we had the risk assets spinnin’ around yesterday… This morning, there is some trepidation with the markets gurus with their conviction that Big Ben will help them out… And so, the recovery we saw yesterday afternoon with the risk assets is on shaky ground this morning. Maybe the markets gurus have finally figured out that The Fed is going to do nothing but disappoint them, time and time again… maybe… but then, it is the markets gurus… they sometimes act as though they are not the sharpest tool in the shed… The Bank of Canada (BOC) left rates unchanged yesterday, just as I thought they would, and continued to say that “some modest withdrawal of the present considerable monetary policy stimulus may become appropriate”… Hey, folks… that’s central bank parlance for, “we would love to hike rates, but something has got to change in the U.S. and Eurozone before we do that”… The Canadian dollar/ loonie was all caught up in the spinnin’ ‘round yesterday, so this BOC keeping their interest rate powder dry, didn’t do much on a day like yesterday… The Aussie dollar (A$) traded above $1.03 yesterday… And today, it’s right there once again! And the rest of Asia is also stronger this morning. China allowed the renminbi / yuan to gain this morning, and when that happens you can bet your sweet bippie that the Singapore dollar is right on the renminbi’s tail… I write a monthly article for the World Money Analyst, that’s published by the International Man… and I highlighted this connection between the renminbi and Sing dollar this month… Have you been following the Peregrine Financial Group disaster? I found this statement by CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler to be very interesting… You know the firm where the CEO faked statements for over 20 years, and spent all the customer funds? “U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler told the Senate agriculture committee that regulators failed customers of Peregrine Financial Group, which recently collapsed. Gensler vowed that his agency will do better and outlined measures that he said should help.” I could really dig my heels in here and talk about the CFTC and the manipulation going on with Gold & Silver, but… the, kinder, gentler Chuck, isn’t going to be hooked by the bait… it’s tempting, but, I’ll leave the whole thing up to your imagination… Oh… and Gold is down $5 this morning… Since reaching $1,595 the other day, it has slid down the slippery slope to $1,578… I look at this trading in Gold (& Silver) and just shake my head in disgust, that we’re still talking about Gold below $1,600… I can’t help but think that this is like this because the market gods want everyone to own Gold, and are giving them time to buy it at these cheaper levels… Call me crazy… That’s OK, you wouldn’t be the first person to call me crazy… The euro is seeing some additional weakness this morning from comments that came from Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said that the “European project is at risk unless policy makers work harder.” Traders are looking at these words and thinking that there is still a very wide divide between Germany and those Eurozone members that would like to issue a Eurozone bond… Things had been pretty quiet this week so far, with the Eurozone, and their debt crisis, until now… Just shows to go you that you have to keep one eye on the Eurozone, and the other on the rest of the markets… I guess I can’t do that… but you can! I got a few minutes to work on my Vancouver presentations yesterday… and I borrowed a slide from the Big Boss, Frank Trotter, that brings up all kinds of news items randomly on the screen, and I talk about how it’s difficult to focus on one thing in the markets these days, and then in great BIG Bold Letters GREECE appears… yes, the markets continue to be fixated on Greece’s problems… They refuse to look at the problems in the U.S. states… There was an article on YAHOO Finance that reader/ friend, Scott, sent to me last night on the problems with the U.S. states… here are a couple snippets from the article: “U.S. states face long-term budget burdens that are already limiting their ability to pay for basic services such as law enforcement, local schools and transportation. Aging populations and rising health care costs are inflating Medicaid and pension expenses. At the same time, revenue from sales and gas taxes is shrinking. And grants from the federal government, which provide about a third of state revenue, are likely to shrink. The state’s financial problems aren’t just a result of the recession and slow recovery. They have built up over years. Many states have already cut spending on public university and infrastructure projects. California has cut its spending on state universities 12.5 percent in the past five years, the report said. South Carolina has reduced its support 30 percent in that period, the deepest cuts in the country. Florida and Iowa have cut higher education spending about 25 percent.” Chuck again… these cuts are just drops in the buckets for the states, folks… things are going to get a lot worse before they ever turn to better… if ever… And that doesn’t bode well for the economy… But, it’s all about GREECE, right? Pardon me while I go scream at the wall! OK… I’m back now… Before I head to the TTWT story for today… I wanted to highlight that the best performer overnight for the currencies is the Swedish Krona… The krona is outperforming all other currencies as investors look for alternatives to the euro, but remain in the Europe arena… The Swedish economy has been quite strong recently, thus the reason the Riksbank (Sweden’s Central Bank) left rates unchanged at their last meeting. It’s a good story today for the krona… how long will it last? Good question… but given the recent movements in the currencies, this could very well be short-lived, although it shouldn’t be! Then There Was This… You know me… I’ve said that all the previous two implementations of Quantitative Easing (QE) achieved was that it propped up the stock market and lowered the value of the dollar… I’ve not been a fan from the beginning, and while I talk about more QE, I’m merely talking about what I think the Fed Heads will feel that they have to do next! I would have thought that QE3 would have already been announced, and we would be talking now about QE4… but the Fed Heads are keeping things held together with ceiling wax and bailing wire… Well… Rex Nutting of MarketWatch wrote an article saying that QE3 is pointless… Rex believes the U.S. has many things to deal with and QE3 just distracts us from the choices that must be made… Chuck again… yes… I agree! Everyone keeps talking about the Fiscal Cliff that the U.S. is heading for, but no one is doing anything about it! And QE3, 4, 5 or 25, doesn’t resolve these problems… Maybe Big Ben finally got the memo on QE? I doubt it… As I said before, I don’t think he wants to implement the next round of QE this close to the election as to not be seen as a political move… To recap… we went for a ride on the Spinning Wheel yesterday with the risk assets, as it was a Risk on, off, on, off, on wild day… Big Ben Bernanke disappointed the markets once again with no mention of additional stimulus, and instead painted a picture of gloom and despair for the U.S. economy. He’ll speak again today to the House… Merkel decided to make certain everyone knew there was still a wide divide between Germany and those that want a Eurozone bond. And the Bank of Canada left rates unchanged and had the same-o, same-o to say about removing stimulus… Currencies today 7/18/12… American Style: A$ $1.0305, kiwi .7940, C$ .9865, euro 1.2225, sterling 1.56, Swiss $1.0180, … European Style: rand 8.1840, krone 6.1175, SEK 6.9410, forint 233.75, zloty 3.4125, koruna 20.6790, RUB 32.40, yen 79, sing 1.2610, HKD 7.7565, INR 55.43, China 6.3690, pesos 13.18, BRL 2.0210, Dollar Index 83.25, Oil $88.83, 10-year 1.48%, Silver $27, and Gold… $1,578.15 That’s it for today… the +100 degree days returned to St. Louis yesterday… I started across the bridge to the garage yesterday afternoon, and the heat took my breath away… When we were above 100 for all those consecutive days, it got to be no big deal… But after a week’s reprieve, it hit me between the eyes! My beloved Cardinals can’t seem to find a way to build a winning streak, and I think that’s going to haunt them all year, which, unless they find another gear, like last year, will not guide them to the playoffs… Bend me, Shape me, by the American Breed is playing on the iPod, and got me moving in my chair! I hope Chris is having fun out west where it was only 60 degrees yesterday! The Olympics are only 9 days away! And then I want to talk about something to end this today… I saw where our publishing friends have introduced a new Gold trading platform… I love the competition! And if it gets more people buying Gold then good! All I ask any of you that received a notification of this new service this one thing… Before you buy on their new platform, ask what the “ALL-IN Price” is, and then give us at EverBank Metals Select, a call before you buy to compare prices… And with that… I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday! Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 1-314-647-3837 www.everbank.comlast_img read more

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In This Issue   Currency rally gets stopped over

first_imgIn This Issue.*  Currency rally gets stopped overnight. *  Talking about Trends. *  Renminbi hits 19-year high. *  A$ & kiwi see profit taking.And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts!Frank On TV!Good day.  And a Happy Friday to one and all! Those nasty and devastating storms that moved through our area on Wednesday night and left a ton of destruction, continued on to the East last night. Hopefully everyone was safe. Remember, houses can be replaced, lives cannot. Well… Did you get to see my long time friend, and Big Boss, Frank Trotter on Bloomberg TV yesterday talking with Pimm Fox? He was also on the Street.com with Joe Deux, of whom I’ve held many a conversation with. I have the links to the short videos in the Big Finish, should you want to check out these very well done videos. I’ve always said that Frank had the face for TV, I had the face for radio!Well… Yesterday was a non-event, currency and metals prices move wise. I was at home last night, by my lonesome, doing some reading about the day, and some of the “opposing views” from mine regarding the dollar and Gold’s future, when I had a V-8 moment, slapped my forehead, and said, “I forgot to mention Jim Rogers last week”!  And so, I’ll begin today’s letter with a reminder to all those falling for Goldman’s call to short Gold…  And that is… Gold is a Commodity, and while it really hasn’t been traded like one recently, it remains a fact that it is a Commodity. And Jim Rogers taught us long ago that during the history of mankind, Commodity Bull Markets take anywhere from 17 to 22 years to play out. At last check the current Commodity Bull Market has only been in place for about 12 to 13 years depending on when you say the Bull Market began.To further that discussion,  I came across a recent report from the IMF, where they highlighted the importance of understanding commodity price fluctuations for commodity producing and consuming countries and the role of commodity prices in growth, inflation, and monetary and fiscal policies. And the explanation of Super Cycles or as Jim Rogers put it, Bull Markets. Gold, being a commodity, therefore is in the middle of a correction and not the beginning of a multi-year decline, or the end of the Bull Market.Look, folks… I just tell it like I see it, or know it to be. And remember, I’ve always told you to take what these Big Brokerage houses call with a grain of salt, for, they could have ulterior motives… In other words, they could be uber-short, and need for the price of the asset to go down tremendously, so they can cover their short positions at cheaper prices…   So… use your noggin…And for the legal beagles… that’s all my opinion, and I could be wrong… But then so would quite a few people with far more gray matter than me!I put the finishing touches on my ,monthly contribution to the World Money Analyst yesterday, and talked about how the dollar remains in the underlying weak trend, even though it has seen some strength in recent months. Always remember this also happened in 2005, 2008, 2010, and now. and each time the people that think they know how trends work, but really have no clue, called for a multi-year dollar rally, and were proven wrong, as I do believe they will also be proved wrong now.However, having said that. The dollar has caught a bid after two days of selling, and is on the rally tracks this morning, even with the IMF lowering their economic growth outlook for the U.S. from 2% growth to 1.7%…  The currencies, led by the euro, are weaker this morning, than they were yesterday. The euro is leading the currencies down the path that’s headed to the woodshed, as Eurozone Finance Ministers are meeting today to discuss Cyprus. And Gold is down another $13 this morning.The fave currency of traders and investors to sell, Japanese yen, came within a whisker of hitting the 100 level last night (99.96) before seeing some buying, as Bank of Japan (BOJ) Gov. Kuroda, spoke last night and didn’t say anything that hasn’t already been said. So, nothing new from Kuroda, and the yen sellers took a pause for the cause.Also in Asia last night, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) left their current currency policy unchanged, which is good for the Singapore dollar (S$).  For those of you new to class, the MAS is like a Central Bank, but even better! The MAS reviews the Singapore economic landscape and then decides if the current band the S$ is allowed to trade in, is strong enough to fight inflation or if it needs to weaken. The MAS has been on a strong band policy for some time now, so the S$ has that going for it!While we’re in Asia. Let’s skip to my Lou over to China to see what’s going on there! Well, it looks like the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is doing a great job of continuing to push the renminbi/ yuan higher VS the dollar. The renminbi / yuan hit a 19-year high overnight, when the currency was fixed at 6.2506.  This week’s gains add to the previous 6 weeks of gains in the currency, thus making the renminbi’s its longest winning streak in some time.I believe that the PBOC is seeing the same thing I see there all the time, and that is Capital inflows coming into China by the boat load. And. the PBOC and the Chinese Gov’t has to do something to keep investor’s interested here. They need the foreign investment to further fuel their baby steps toward a floating currency that has some percentage of Gold backing, and eventually takes the reins from the dollar.I saw a story on the Bloomberg this morning, and it made me smile, for just last week, I told the audience at the Global Currency Expo about some currencies they should look to, for their fundamentals placed them at the head of the list of currencies when you value them as the stock of a country.  And then the Bloomberg story had a title of: “PIMCO favors Australia, Canada, Scandinavian currencies to dollar”.  I don’t recall seeing him in the crowd, but maybe he had a representative there! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! As if Bill Gross or whomever at PIMCO needs to get their currency research from little old me! Speaking of Aussie dollars (A$),  and its kissin’ cousin across the Tasman, the New Zealand dollar / kiwi, were flying high yesterday, but they flew onto too many trader’s screens. And those traders took profits, thus leaving the two South Pacific currencies  weaker this morning. The two are still set for weekly gains though, so I won’t harp too much on today’s weakness.  The key here is the optimism for China. as long as the optimism remains as it is today, strong, A$’s and kiwi should remain well bid, and supported.You know. that the markets are still hanging on to hopes of one more rate cut from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), even though the recent economic data, and talk from the Central Bank are not indicating a rate cut is coming.  Aussie PM Gillard, is seeing her popularity slip and it looks like she’s in trouble for the upcoming election this fall..  I’ll betcha a dollar to a Krispy Kreme that we’ll start to hear Gillard call for rate cuts, as she thinks rate cuts could save the election for her. I sure hope the RBA holds steady Eddie to the fundamentals.The U.S. data cupboard has a Biggie report to issue today. March U.S. Retail Sales. I told you yesterday that the BHI was indicating to me that the report would be soft. But truthfully, I wasn’t really home much in March, so I don’t really know what the BHI is indicating. But I’m going to stick with the soft forecast, especially since oil prices are cheaper.Then There Was This. OK. the other day, I said I would look into the report that a record amount of Gold had been removed from the COMEX. Some readers thought that meant I would do it right away. Shoot Rudy, there are only so many hours in a day, minus naps that is!  But I did get a chance to look into it yesterday, and while the reports are what they are, fact is that a total drainage of nearly 2 million ounces of Gold ($3Billion worth) has occurred in the past 90 days, the most during a single quarter since records began being kept in 2001. The reason this has occurred is a mystery, except to the companies that withdrew the Gold.But, the conspiracy juices are flowing for me on this story. And I immediately think that these guys, “know something we don’t”.  And that something could be a major market moving event or even a default of some kind jumps to the front of my mind.   And then it could be something as minor as these holders wanting to store their gold elsewhere and not at the COMEX.    I guess we’ll find out as time goes on. But I find this move of the Gold to be curious at least, given all the stories about Gold losing its luster.To recap. The currencies held their gains throughout Thursday, but have seen some weakness led by the euro, which has a Finance Ministers meeting today on Cyprus. Chuck goes on and on about the Commodity Bull Markets, and Trends to make his points. And the Chinese renminbi / yuan hits a 19-year high VS the dollar overnight.Currencies today 4/12/13. American Style: A$ 1.0525, kiwi .86, C$ .9880, euro 1.3055, sterling 1.5370, Swiss $1.0730, . European Style: rand 8.9385, krone 5.7280, SEK 6.3865, forint 226, zloty 3.1495, koruna 19.8075, RUB 30.99, yen 99.25, sing 1.2375, HKD 7.7615, INR 54.52, China 6.2506, pesos 12.07, BRL 1.9755, Dollar Index 82.40, Oil $92.53, 10-year 1.76%, Silver $27.35, and Gold. $1,546.07. and it’s been awhile, so here’s your chance to take a peek at the U.S. debt clock, click here.Yes, that’s right. it doesn’t seem that long ago that we hit $16 Trillion, and already we are at $16.795 Trillion.. YIKES!That’s it for today. Another tough night for yours truly. I’m scheduled to see one of my doctors on Monday, but I have a HUGE presentation I have to make on Monday, so, I’m going to see if he’ll see me today. The Cardinals are going to honor Stan Musial tonight before their game with the Brewers. They will have special baseballs for the game. It got cold here again, UGH! Spring feels like it will never be Sprung! I spent the work day in my office yesterday, getting a ton of stuff done, and it looks like I’ll be there again today. I’m not really an “office person”, as I prefer to spend my time on the trading desk, but sometimes you’ve got to get the work done!  OK. here are the links that I promised. enjoy. and I hope you have a Fantastico Friday!Frank on Bloomberg TV.Frank on The Street.com.Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 1-314-647-3837last_img read more

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first_img – Recommended Links • Negative interest rates make it hard for European banks to make money… Regular Dispatch readers know the Federal Reserve has held interest rates near zero since 2008. The European Central Bank (ECB), Europe’s version of the Fed, has gone even further by making its key interest rate negative. Its key rate is -0.3% today. Negative rates force banks to charge rock-bottom interest rates on loans. This eats into bank revenues, as The Wall Street Journal recently explained. Very low interest rates hurt the profits banks make on loans, especially when investors believe loose monetary policy is here to stay. Long-term rates at which banks lend then fall to be little more than short-term ones at which banks borrow. The ECB thought negative rates would stimulate the economy. The idea was that negative rates would get people to borrow and spend more. It hasn’t worked. Europe’s economy is barely growing. And its 9% unemployment rate is twice as high as the U.S. unemployment rate. • Europe’s banks aren’t the only ones hurting… U.S. bank stocks are the worst performing sector in the S&P 500 this year. They’ve fallen 11%…more than double the S&P 500’s 5% decline this year. Japan’s banks are also trading like a financial crisis is around the corner. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MTU), Japan’s biggest bank, has plunged 32% since the start of the year. Mizuho Financial Group (MFG), Japan’s second-biggest, is down 27%. Keep in mind, we’re just two months into the year. These are huge losses in a short period. After all, we’re not talking about speculative biotech stocks or junior mining stocks. European, Japanese, and U.S. banks are the cornerstone of the global financial system. These major losses suggest the economy is not as healthy as most folks believe. Our advice: Instead of holding a large part of your wealth in stocks, set aside a significant amount of cash. Stock prices will likely decline in the next few months. Having a stockpile of cash will give you “ammo” to buy stocks when they become bargains. We also encourage you to read our flagship advisory, The Casey Report. Led by multimillionaire speculator Doug Casey, The Casey Report shows you how to build wealth that will last a lifetime…and survive any crisis. If you sign up today, you’ll learn how we’re making money in the markets right now…by shorting (betting against) one of America’s most vulnerable industries. Click here to begin your risk-free trial. • Switching gears, Canada is already in crisis… Dispatch readers know falling oil prices have hammered Canada’s economy. Canada is the world’s sixth-biggest oil-producing country. Oil makes up 25% of its exports. Last year, Canada’s oil export revenues fell by 42%. Suncor Energy (SU) and Imperial Oil (IMO), Canada’s two largest oil companies, have both plunged more than 40% since June 2014. The Canadian dollar has lost 22% of its value against the U.S. dollar since oil prices peaked in June 2014. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida February 23, 2016 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to feedback@caseyresearch.com. We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful. It’s starting to look a lot like 2008. Yesterday, HSBC Holdings (HSBC), one of the biggest banks in the world, reported its first quarterly loss since the financial crisis. It lost $1.3 billion…after making a $511 million profit in the fourth quarter of 2014. Management blamed the bad results on the slowing economy. It also blamed struggling oil companies for not paying back loans. However, Dispatch readers know there’s something bigger going on with bank stocks… • European bank stocks have crashed this year… HSBC, which is Europe’s largest bank, has fallen 21% this year. Deutsche Bank (DB), Germany’s largest bank, has dropped 29% this year. Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse (CS) plummeted 39%. Like HSBC, both banks had horrible fourth quarters. Deutsche Bank lost €2.12 billion last quarter. Credit Suisse lost €5.83 billion. As you can see in the chart below, the STOXX Europe 600 Banks Index, which tracks large banks across Europe, is already down 22% this year. Jim Rickards Issues “Critical Warning #3″… Jim Rickards just issued a new critical market update. You need to check this out… Jim’s issued this kind of update only twice before in recent history… Both times were about massive changes in the markets. And this change is even BIGGER… See this very short video by clicking here. — • The crashing Canadian dollar has sent food prices soaring in Canada… Last month, we explained how one Canadian grocery store was selling a gallon of milk for and a carton of eggs for C$8. Another Canadian store was selling a bottle of Tide laundry detergent for C$32. These outrageous prices are now spreading across Canada, The Financial Post reported on Friday. Food prices rose four per cent in January, while prices for fresh vegetables were up 18.2 per cent following another spike of 13.3 per cent in November. Canadians eating out also saw their bills go up, as restaurant prices rose 2.5 per cent. Last week, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said Canada has the highest core inflation rate of the 34 high-income countries it monitors. • E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, predicted Canada’s economy was in for a “major wake-up call”… Last September, E.B. visited Canadian oil country for “boots on the ground” research. E.B. concluded after his research trip: While energy only makes up 25% of the province’s GDP, Albertans will be shocked when they see what happens to other sectors now that the oil business has been cut in half. Construction, finance, real estate, and services all benefited from a 15-year oil boom. These other sectors will start shrinking soon. And it’s not going to be pretty. E.B.’s call has been spot-on. And Canada’s crisis keeps getting worse… • Yesterday, credit agency Fitch said that the oil crisis could soon hit Canada’s big banks… Here’s Fitch. So far Canadian Banks have been resilient and the oil slump has appeared manageable but as falling commodity prices permeate the broader economy, banks will begin to feel pressures beyond direct energy loan exposure… Due to the stable Canadian economy over the last few decades, Canadian banks have taken little to no loan provisions over the years. As we move into an uncertain and ‘lower for longer’ oil price period, Fitch expects to see weakness in loan growth and a rise in provisions for credit losses. If you own Canadian bank stocks, sell them. They’re a dangerous investment to own right now. You should also avoid owning the Canadian dollar. If you’re a Canadian who has to own Canadian dollars, be sure to own a significant amount of gold. Unlike paper currencies, gold holds its value long-term. Owning gold will help offset losses from owning Canadian dollars. Since June 2014, gold is up 17% when “priced in” Canadian dollars. • A reminder: Tom Dyson is hosting a free webinar tonight… Tom writes The Palm Beach Letter, one of the world’s most respected investment advisories. His specialty is finding safe investments that pay steady incomes. Like us, Tom thinks another major financial crisis is around the corner. That’s why he recently published a free training session that explains how to generate income whether the markets are going down, up, or sideways. Over the past eight years, his “all-weather” strategy has succeeded 96% of the time. Don’t miss his live webinar tonight at 7:30pm (replay at 9pm). Click here to watch. Chart of the Day Gold is soaring in Canada… As we mentioned earlier, the Canadian dollar has fallen 22% against the U.S. dollar since June 2014. As you can see in today’s chart, the price of gold measured in Canadian dollars is up 17% over this same period. Gold priced in Canadian dollars is at its highest level since March 2013. Gold is doing even better in other parts of the world. According to our friends at Palm Beach Research, gold is at—or near—fresh all-time highs in 27 world currencies. World-Altering Shock #6: Are You Ready? Since 1979, there have been five truly world-shattering events. Incredibly… a small, private network of researchers from Baltimore has predicted every single one so far. Today, its founder is predicting a sixth major shock on track to hit right here in the heart of America. Are you, your family, and your money prepared? Find out here.last_img read more

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A man who lives in Northport is lucky to be alive

first_imgA man who lives in Northport is lucky to be alive after a tree smashed into his home during Wednesday’s storms.Danny Jacobs said he was sitting at home when the tree toppled and knocked him unconscious.“I’m glad to be alive,” he said. “I just had two heart surgeries in the past five weeks, and now this has happened.”Jacobs said when the tree fell, it smacked him right on the head, leaving him with a big bruise. When he came to, he said that’s when he realized rain was pouring down on him thanks to his caved-in ceiling.Despite the sudden loss of the home he’s lived in for 30 years, Jacobs said he’s lucky he’s still standing and talking.“It came right in on me in the recliner, it just spun me around in that recliner,” he said. “When I woke up, all I remember is the water pouring down my face. I could look up and see the sky, and that’s when I crawled and went into the kitchen.”Jacobs said he’s not optimistic about the state of his home. Since there was so much damage, he said he believes it will probably require demolishing.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Tuscaloosa County jury in charge of Michael Belcher’s fate has made their decision: Death.That unanimous verdict was handed down this afternoon to Belcher, 34, of Centreville. Belcher was convicted of capital murder Thursday for the 2015 killing of Samantha Payne.But Belcher’s fate is not yet decided, as Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge Brad Almond is considering that recommendation when he decides Belcher’s sentence next month.It’s the first time in a decade Tuscaloosa County has sought the death penalty on someone in a trial.––FOLLOW THE TRIAL: Two Arrested for Capital Murder After Body Found Monday: Nov. 10, 2015Body Found in Forest Identified – Two Charged in Murder: Nov. 11, 2015Two New Arrests in Samantha Payne Case: Nov. 13, 2015Payne Murder Suspects Attend Preliminary Hearing: Dec. 23, 2015Two More Facing Murder Charges in Heinous 2015 Killing: May 21, 2018Man Pleads Guilty With Possibility of Parole in 2015 Murder of Samantha Payne: Nov. 6, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Witnesses Testify, Trial Continues Tuesday: Nov. 9, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Man Who Pleaded Guilty Testifies: Nov. 13, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Woman Who Pleaded Guilty Testifies Against Two on Trial: Nov. 14, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Jury Will Reconvene to Settle on Verdict: Nov. 16, 20182 on Trial in Samantha Payne Murder Found Guilty: Nov. 19, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Two Sentenced to 30 Years for Kidnapping, Murder: Dec. 17, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Last Defendant on Trial Facing Death Penalty: March 11, 2019Samantha Payne Trial: Calls Reveal Belcher Wanted Letters Sent to Another Defendant: March 12, 2019Samantha Payne Trial: Forensics Expert, Medical Examiner Give Insight on 2015 Murder: March 13, 2019Samantha Payne Trial: Michael Belcher Found Guilty of Capital Murder: March 15, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice says some Alabama sheriffs have been providing concealed carry permits without running full background checks or even if the background check denied the application.A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives statement says the deliberate oversight meant the sheriffs ultimately allowed felons and other prohibited persons to buy guns.As such, the statement says federally licensed gun shops can no longer accept Alabama permits issued since Aug. 1, 2013, as alternatives to running a full background check for gun purchases. The Monday statement says the permits were allowed as alternatives with the understanding that permit issuance would depend on the full background check.It says the FBI and ATF field inspections also found that sheriffs weren’t getting necessary information for permit applications by non-U.S. citizens.(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)7/25/2019 7:13:24 AM (GMT -5:00)last_img read more

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first_imgFirst quarter: No pulling away for either teamAdams drove for a fall-back runner to open the scoring before Raduljica answered inside. Vladimir Jankovic dropped free throws, Nick Calathes threw a long pass to Gist for a fastbreak reverse and Jankovic drilled a long jumper to suddenly put Panathinaikos ahead 8-2. Adams, Darko Planinic and Jaka Blazic made 2 free throws each for Laboral, while Jankovic made 1 of 2 for the hosts, closing the gap to 9-8. Calathes got in the scoring column with a layup that Blazic matched on a fastbreak before Bertans hit 1 of 2 free throws for an 11-11 tie. Ognjen Kuzmic climbed off the Panathinaikos bench and took back the lead, but Bourousis did the same to tie for the visitors. Adams got loose for a go-ahead layup for Laboral that was countered by Antonis Fotsis coming off the baseline for a dunk. When Kuzmic hit another jump hook, Panathinaikos was back in front, 17-15. Bourousis hit 2 foul shots to tie and Bertans blasted his team’s first three-pointer from the corner for the difference in a 17-20 Laboral lead after 10 minutes. Fourth quarter: Adams, James shoot lights out until Berlin!Diamantidis lobbed to Vince Hunter for an alley-oop layup to open the fourth quarter before Planinic repeated himself with a put-back as Laboral led again. Diamantidis rifled a pass to Gist for an easy layup, but Adams was ready with a triple and a three-point play the hard way for the visitors to lead 59-64. After a timeout, Corbacho blasted from the corner for a 59-67 score. Raduljica dropped a jump hook, but Adams was back with another triple and then a fall-back baseline jumper at 63-72. Gist buried a three-pointer to give Panathinaikos new hope at 66-72 with under 5 minutes left. Diamantidis came out of nowhere for an offensive rebound and assist to Gist for a slam at 68-72, but after a timeout, Adams was unstoppable with a triple from behind a screen at 68-75. Bourousis returned with a monster block as Gist tried to dunk, then went the other way and hit a triple at 68-78. Gist got a basket inside, but Adams fed James for a triple and, when Diamantidis did the same, James came back with another one to make it 73-84 with a minute to go. It was time for the Panathinaikos fans to get on their feet and serenade Diamantidis, who left the game to a standing ovation, a similar one to what awaits Laboral when it gets home to Vitoria.TweetPinShare0 Shares Third quarter: Greens rally, but Laboral doesn’t breakBourousis threaded a pass to Adams for a layup to start the second half. Jankovic drilled a three-pointer and Williams hit 2 of 4 free throws as Panathinaikos edged closer, 42-44. Williams completed the comeback with a fall-back jumper at 44-44. After Bourousis canned a shot from the lane, Williams fed Raduljica for a layup. James answered with his own fall-back jumper and then Bertans stole a pass and waltzed the other way for a dunk at 46-50. Jankovic made a tip-in for Panathinaikos, Adams answered with a face-up jumper, but then Williams was on the mark with a triple to make it 51-52. Diamantidis took the honor of hitting the go-ahead shot, a long two-pointer. Bertans fed Kim Tillie in close to take the lead again for Laboral, then Kuzmic reclaimed it for the Greens with free throws, 55-54. Darko Planinic put back an offensive rebound as the lead changed hands once more on the last basket of the third quarter for a 55-56 Laboral advantage. Second quarter: Laboral lengthen leadFotsis cut back door for one basket and tipped in another as Panathinaikos regained the lead, 21-20. But James sped to the basket to take it back and then Bourousis fed Bertans with an over-the-shoulder pass to make it 21-24. Raduljica tied it on a three-point play, but James matched him with a single shot to keep Laboral in front. Williams downed 2 free throws for Panathinaikos, but another triple flew for Laboral, this from the hands of Alberto Corbacho, to make it 26-30. Bertans went to the free throw line next, made both, and Laboral had its biggest lead yet, 26-32. Raduljica turned on the baseline and detonated a dunk but Bourousis passed to the corner for a triple by James and then Bertans made 3 of 3 free throws for the first double-digit lead, 28-38. Diamantidis fed Calathes for one layup and Raduljica another to calm the hosts. James got 2 points back with free throws, then took a steal all the way for a dunk and another double-digit difference, 32-42. Fotsis hit free throws before Jankovic fed Diamantidis for a transition triple that cut the distance although the half ended 37-42 in favor of the guests. Back to the court from which it reached the Final Four a decade ago, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz did it again Tuesday, defeating host Panathinaikos Athens 75-84 before a packed crowd at Olympic Sports Center Athens to sweep their best-of-five playoff series 3-0 and punch a ticket to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague’s crowning event in Berlin, Germany next month! Laboral drilled 7 of 8 three-point shots in the game’s last 8 minutes to run away with what had been a back-and-forth battle until then. Laboral’s victory meant, however, that the Euroleague career of legend Dimitris Diamantidis, who plans to retire at the end of the season, ended with a loss as Panathinaikos was booted from the playoffs for the fourth season running. Diamantidis finished with 2,495 career points, 1 behind his former teammate Mike Batiste, for sixth place on the all-time scoring list and, with 2 rebounds, tied Denis Marconato for 10th place. it will be Laboral that returns to the Final Four for the first time since 2008, however, as Darius Adams scored 14 of his 24 points in the last quarter and Mike James followed with 20 total. Davis Bertans had 13 points for the winners, while Ioannis Bourousis had 9 and 6 assists. Miroslav Raduljica led Panathinaikos with 13 points and 8 rebounds, while James Gist and Elliot Williams scored 11 each. Diamantidis, the Euroleague’s career leader in assists and steals, finished with 8 points and 7 assists. Laboral won despite the ongoing absences of injured starters Fabien Causeur and Adam Hanga.last_img read more

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first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP) — Panathinaikos waited until the 67th minute for its first goal against Panetolikos before going on to win 4-0 Sunday in the Greek league.Marcus Berg completed his hat trick in injury time — after scoring in the 67th and 80th minutes — with Robin Lod scoring in the 89th.Fourth-placed Panathinaikos is a point behind PAOK — which drew 0-0 at Xanthi — and three behind Panionios, 1-0 winner at Veria on Saturday.Olympiakos, which beat Larissa 2-0 Saturday, is 13 points ahead of Panionios and seemingly unstoppable in its quest for a 19th league title in 21 seasons.In Sunday’s most exciting game, Giannena went 2-0 up on host Platanias by the 11th. Platanias equalized before halftime and went 3-2 ahead before Giannena made the final score 3-3.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgLast updated on May 14th, 2019 at 04:03 amA 10-year-old housing proposal that will add more than 200 housing units to rural Germantown was approved Monday, despite opposition from residents who were opposed to the density of the development.The project, to be called Wrenwood, will be built on 147 acres south of Freistadt Road, north of Mequon Road and west of Country Aire Drive by Brookfield-based Briscoe Development & Management Inc., who owns the land.The project was approved by the village plan commission last year. On Monday, the Village Board approved a request to rezone the property, allowing the development to move forward. Before the vote, a public hearing was held during which several Germantown residents, many of them living on at least two acres of land, spoke against the project. “It is too Milwaukeeish for Germantown,” one resident said. “We need more quality and less quantity.”Susan Bernhard, who has owned the 80-acre Fieldstone Farm at N120 W14709 Freistadt Road since 1983, said she can’t imagine what years of construction for Wrenwood will be like. The development, which includes 142 single-family homes and 60 multi-family units that will consist of two to four-unit condominiums, will be built adjacent to her property.“Most houses (in Germantown) have big lots or are hobby farms,” Bernhard said. “To have this many houses on these tiny lots is not keeping the Germantown feeling of country. I’m not saying you shouldn’t develop the land. But that many houses does not make sense for the area.”In 2007, a slightly different version of the Wrenwood development, which had 169 residential units and included 3.5 acres of potential commercial development along Mequon Road, received village approvals.The updated version had more residential units and no commercial component.The Wrenwood development is comprised of two primary clusters of residential development bisected by a large environmental corridor through the middle of the property, according to plans submitted to the village.Residents questioned the walking paths included in the development, given the amount of coyotes in the area.A total of 94 single-family lots in the north cluster will have access to Freistadt Road to the north. The remaining single-family lots and a 60-unit condominium complex will have access to Country Aire Drive. Access between the north and south residential clusters and through the environmental corridor will be provided by a pedestrian trail, according to plans.  Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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first_imgNotable news found elsewhere:These City Council candidates have more campaign cash than Tito JacksonNo candidates in the 2017 city election will catch up to the fund-raising of Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who has millions of dollars tucked away. Yet there are two City Council candidates that have more funds on hand than any of Walsh’s challengers this year, including Stephen Passacantilli of the North End, who has raised about $284,000 since May and had about $118,000 remaining as of mid-September, read in full at, The Boston Globe.Domes to dot City Hall Plaza for innovation-themed festivalNext month, six geodesic domes will be constructed in Boston’s City Hall Plaza as part of an effort to turn the barren brick into a futuristic staging ground for a weeklong festival devoted to art, science, and technology. The event will feature talks by entrepreneurs, scientists, and journalists, as well as video projections, music, live art performances, and more than two dozen robots, continue reading at,  The Boston Globe.Neighborhood Storm Patrol: Things to know for ThursdayEvents for Thursday, September 21st2:00pm: New Citizens Welcome Reception at Armenian Heritage Park. After the Naturalization Ceremony concludes, the Riverboat Stompers Dixieland Band will lead a parade through Quincy Market to the Heritage Park, with greeters lining the route with balloons. Once at the Park, the celebration continues! See the full agenda.5:30pm: Boston Workplace Fitness on the Greenway. Cresa Boston is bringing together employees in nearby offices to The Greenway to participate in a fitness program promoting wellness in the workplace. 5:30 – 6:30pm at Milk Street & Atlantic Avenue.6:00pm: Autumn Jazz Soirée benefit for NEMPAC. The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) invites art lovers to their Autum Jazz Soirée | Welcome Back Party on the Prado fundraiser from 6 to 9 pm. A ticket to the event includes appetizers, an open bar serving wine and beer and live music provided by our music faculty and friends. See event details.*Advertisement* Plan your events with the Community Calendar: Friday, September 22Paving of Commercial Street. There will be paving of the cycle track from Union Wharf (328 Commercial Street) to Commercial Wharf. No parking on water side of the street from 6am – 5pm. See full construction notice.11:00am: Boston Harbor Islands Regatta at Spectacle Island. The Boston Harbor Islands Regatta is the final points-earning race in the Mass Bay Pursuit Series and attracts close to 100 boats in 10 fleets, with classes from high performance boats to family day sailors. More info here.1:00pm: Film “Thomas Crown Affair” at North End Library, 25 Parmenter St. Join us every Friday in September for old-school films set in Boston, and stay for discussion and treats! This week’s film: Thomas Crown Affair.5:30pm: Truffle Making at Boston Public Market. Truffle Making Workshop with Taza Chocolate from 5:30-7pm. Chocolate and wine – the ultimate pairing! Taste the most popular Taza Chocolate flavors paired expertly with Massachusetts wines. You’ll make decadent dark chocolate truffles by hand and sip on local wines while you work. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.6:30pm: Masterpiece Fridays at Faneuil Hall Marketplace West End: “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”. A free movie series every Friday in September at Faneuil Hall! Movies begin at dusk, between 6:30pm – 7pm. See the full lineup.Saturday, September 23Paving of Commercial Street. There will be paving of the roadway from Battery Street to Commercial Wharf. No parking on either side of the street from 6am – 5pm. See full construction notice.11:00am Greenway Open Market. The Greenway Open Market is a vibrant open-air artisan market featuring talented area artists, crafters, and independent designers. Visitors will find exceptional art, locally produced products, and much more! Located at the Rings Fountain, Milk Street. [Also on Sunday, September 24 – same time].From the Community: Lydia Edwards Holds Puppies and Politics in North EndBoston City Council candidate Lydia Edwards held her first Puppies and Politics meet and greet in the North End at the Richmond Street dog park on Monday night that was well attended by two and four legged North End residents alike, continue reading.Candidate Farmer pushes for community action on opioid crisisCiting the state-wide opioid-related overdose and death epidemic and the 400% increase in deaths from 2000-2015, Margaret Farmer, Candidate for Boston City Council, has called for creating a Boston version of the Angel program, pioneered and already successful in Gloucester, where an individual can walk into a police station and ask for help finding treatment, view the post.East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee Endorses Stephen Passacantilli for City CouncilStephen Passacantilli has earned the endorsements of prominent local organizations, including the Charlestown-based Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 3, East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee, and AFSCME Council 93. Read more here.Need to submit a post? Great, start here!Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.Weather Forecast: Currently Currently Currently Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured!While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. 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Quinn Nguyen at Green Organic Cleaners

first_imgQuinn Nguyen at Green Organic Cleaners After helping to lead the fight to “Save the North End Waterfront” from developers, Amaral wanted to start a business that is beneficial to the residents here while at the same time, practice what he preached when he and his fellow committee members stopped developers from building behind Lewis Wharf thereby preserving the environment and keeping our Waterfront visible and free from obstruction and unsafe and unwanted traffic. They use no plastic bags. Customers can receive free pick-up and delivery by downloading their app by texting “GreenO” to 555-888 or by calling them at (857) 305-3935. When your clothing is ready and cleaned, they give each customer a free eco-friendly laundry bag with a convenient carry strap which will be re-used by the customer. Each customer will be notified by text when their clothes have been picked-up and when they have been delivered… based on the delivery window that the customer chooses.*Advertisement* Edward L. Amaral, Jr and his wife, Quinn Nguyen, both residents of the North End Waterfront, created a new green and organic wet cleaner, which is similar to a dry cleaner, except they use non-toxic chemicals that are eco-friendly, leave a fresh clean scent, and is kind to sensitive skin. Quinn’s family has had a very successful wet cleaning facility in Medford, MA since 1994. “Say goodbye to toxic chemicals and plastic bags which both harm our environment,” says Amaral and Quinn. “The turtles will love you and you will love the clean, fresh smell of your clothing.” Stop by and see what they are all about by visiting them at Green Organic Dry Cleaner, 236 Commercial Street in Boston, next to Billy Tse or visit their website at www.greenorganicdrycleaner.com.last_img read more

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Kids Festival Shooter in California Took Gun Illeg

first_imgKids Festival Shooter in California Took Gun Illegally A SINKHOLE was discovered near the house of one of the residents of sitio Ranger, Barangay Pooc, Talisay City yesterday afternoon.MORE STORIESnewsinfoFirst a cockroach, now a fly disturbs DutertenewsinfoUS gives P2B to boost quality early education in Bicol, W. VisayasnewsinfoRed Cross extends assistance to victims of quake-hit BatanesMORE STORIESnewsinfoFirst a cockroach, now a fly disturbs DutertenewsinfoUS gives P2B to boost quality early education in Bicol, W. VisayasnewsinfoRed Cross extends assistance to victims of quake-hit BatanesPaterno dela Torre, one of the neighbors of home owner Roy Baba, discovered the sinkhole beside his concrete fence four days before it was reported to the authorities.The sinkhole measured two feet in circumference and is three meters deep. Dela Torre, a Talisay City government employee, reported the incident to the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.Talisay City Hall information officer Vince Monterde said they will ask the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to inspect the area. USJ-R Intern Mary Love Melody CabanagFlooding near Talisay City marketADVERTISEMENT COLIS street leading to the Tabunok Public Market in barangay Tabunok, Talisay City was temporarily closed following complaints by vendors and nearby residents on the foul odor due to a broken drainage system.Councilor Danilo Caballero said the odor worsens whenever it rains.He said he talked with officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the city engineering department and the market administrator to resolve the problem.Last November, 20 sacks of garbage were removed from the drainage system. Correspondent Gabriel C. BonjocRead Next ACLU: 911 Toddlers and Babies Separated from Parents Displaced families seek relocation assistanceAT least 10 families sought assistance from the Talisay City government after their homes were demolished in sitio Kalubihan, barangay Tabunok, Talisay City yesterday morning.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards PLAY LIST 02:54Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards02:41Bayan Muna seeks new penalties for water concessionaires amid shortage02:41Newbie senators to ‘bless’, Feng Shui their news offices03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Show me the money: Price-tagging Enrique Gil’s photos Sheriff Michaelson Galici served the demolition order issued by Judge Mario Manayon of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) Branch 1 to Alberto Cabañero and other residents occupying a 3,000 square meter lot.The complainant, Elizabeth Endriga, filed an ejectment case against the occupants.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionWhile the residents didn’t oppose the demolition, some of them are planning to file a complaint against their lawyer for failing to pursue their claim. Correspondent Gabriel C. BonjocSinkhole at Talisay City barangay NAFTA: Democrats Leveraging the Trump Administrationcenter_img 100 ‘bahay kubo’ homes for Pilar View comments LATEST STORIES Capital One Data Breach Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweeplast_img read more

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Prepared by UPF Cambodia This was the last batch f

first_imgPrepared by UPF CambodiaThis was the last batch for the Peace Road Cambodia 2017. While 1st & 2nd Batch Peace Road, we ran 1185.5km, held 7 (HTM/ Youth) Seminars (Belti Institute in Phnom Penh, Pursat Provincial Hall, Battambang Provincial Hall, Pailin Provincial Hall, Bantey Meanchay Provincial Hall, Siem Reap Provincial Hall, Kampong Thom Provincial Hall) and offer Jeongsong at 9 Holy Grounds. (Odom, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang, Pailin, Bantey Meanchay, Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham). 3rd batch Peace Road Cambodia is the final batch for the Peace Road Cambodia 2017, ran totally 597.4km, 4 HTM/ Youth Seminars and offer Jeongsong at 6 Holy Grounds, from 25 September- 4th October, 2017, including holding Peace Road Vietnam 2017, Kampot (Cambodia)- Hà Tiên (Vietnam)- Kampot (Cambodia), 51.7km.Takeo heavenly Tribal Messiah ConferencePeace Biker centering on CARP members from Battambang, Kampot and Phnom Penh departed from Phnom Penh to Takeo, 90.4km. Takeo HTM conference was hold at Takeo Provincial Hall with 150 participants, department directors from provincial hall, members of UYFC (Union of Youth Federation of Cambodia), members from Red Cross and members from Cambodia Scout. Chair for this event was the Deputy Provincial Governor, H.E. Ou Sophea, who already attended 3 days Divine Principle workshop in Bangkok. Since we have biking from Phnom Penh, including beginning of this conference, it was spiritually quite difficult but all those FFWPU members in Takeo (Takeo doesn’t have center but we have 12 members those who attended 3 days Divine Principle workshop and formed Home Group for maintaining their life of faith, central figure of this Takeo Home Group is, Mr. Sann Sokhom) supported spiritually for this conference, made this conference successful, finally.Kampot Youth ConferenceFrom Takeo, through Kep to Kampot, totally, we ran 110.4km. Kampot, is the FFWPU’s South/ South West Region’s Headquarter. Peace Road 2017 produced several local missionaries. (Those Peace Bikers ran whole Cambodia inspired to be the substantial saviors) 2 local missionaries came to Kampot from Battambang (which locates at North part of Cambodia). These 2 missionaries had never experience ocean in their life beside they were joining MFT. Because of these spiritual foundation, Kampot Youth Conference was quite successful with 300 youth. H.E. Sok Saran took the role as the chair for this conference and because of this foundation, H.E. Chan Cheseda, Provincial Governor to Kampot Province attended 3 days Divine Principle Seminar (Asian Leadership Conference) in Bangkok.Peace Road 2016 VietnamWith the corporation of CARP members/ Vietnam Youth, we have done Peace Road 2017 Vietnam, from Kampot, Prek Chak International Border, Hà Tiên International Border, to Hà Tiên. Totally 51.9km. We cross the border Cambodia- Vietnam. So far, our FFWPU foundation in Vietnam is very weak and it is not easy to break through because of the society situation. Peace Road will be the Jeongsong foundation for break through Vietnam Providence. Next year, we will mobilize Vietnam Youth to ride bicycle from Ho Chi Minh City to Hà Nội.  (1617.8km)Preah Sihanuke Heavenly Tribal Messiah ConferencePreah Sihanuke is the totally pioneer place for us. We have never breakthrough both Witnessing and PR activities in this province, Preah Sihanuke. Kampot FFWPU leader: Mr. Pheav Hang, FFWPU Kampot Chair Committee: Mr. Sok Kriech and CARP-Kampot Leader: Mr. Chanrith and Mr. Samnang, they totally united to make this conference true. As the result for this effort, this HTM Conference at Preah Sihanuke Province became one of the very best conference for this series of Peace Road National Conference. From Kampot, it was 95.5km, Peace Biker ran till Preah Sihanuke Province. For Peace Biker, they needed to challenge for the mountain road from the beginning to the end. On the foundation of these Jeongsong, Preah Sihanuke Conference had held with Provincial Governor: H.E. Min Yun and Deputy Provincial Governor, H.E. Cheav Vichak with directors of provincial hall and members from UYFC, totally 260 participants. This is the third National Peace Road Conference that we had held with the presence of provincial governor. It became possible because of H.E. Ouk Damry presence, who is the converter of IAPP-CambodiaKampong Speu Youth ConferencePreah Sihanuke to Kampong Speu, Peace Biker ran totally 177.6km for 2 days. Kampong Speu Youth Conference, was held with the presence of H.E. Nem Sovath, who is the 4 star general and adviser for Minister of National Defense, H.E. Sor Puthra, Deputy Provincial Governor of Kampong Speu Province/ President of UYFC-Kampong Speu and H.E. Cheong Phet, Under Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development with 250 participants, mainly members of UYFC. All the VIPs’ speaker were the almni 3 days Divine Principle Seminar in Bangkok (ALC), so all VIPs speaker gave total investment for deliver message to the youth from Kampong Speu Youth. Kampong Speu province is the forth province that we consider there is a possibility for the provincial level restoration, and additionally it is strategically very important province for national restoration of Cambodia because it is near from capital city Phnom Penh/ 71.8km, a hour driving distance. There are 8 districts in Kampong Speu Province. We will spread out Heavenly Tribal Messiah activities to all these 8 districts, because of these firm foundation to this province.Peace Road 2017 CambodiaPeace Road 2017 in Cambodia ran totally 1782.9km, had held National Peace Road Conference 11 times, and offered Jeongsong for 15 Holy Grounds. Especially this third batch Peace Road Cambodia as final batch, we have done 4 times HTM/Youth conference at the each provincial hall, this is not only for the peace road but also this is the conference for the “International Day of Peace”, the activities support for UN activities. We will conclude Peace Road Cambodia 2017. As long as Peace Road is the activities for supporting International Highway Project, we need to cross the border. On the basis of this Jeongsong, last October, November, December, these 3 months is the golden season for Cambodia for witnessing. With this foundation, we will step up for the next level for the national restoration to Cambodia. Click to see more pictureslast_img read more

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