VIDEO: Matabeleland’s historic debut

first_imgConIFA World Football Cup VIDEO: They had to train with ONE ball – Now Matabeleland will make their debut at a World Cup! Goal 19:28 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Matabeleland CONIFA Paddy Power ConIFA World Football Cup Videos Paddy Power visited Zimbabwe to who discover more about an inspiring team ahead of their first official football match Zimbabwe is currently in the midst of major political change. The end of Robert Mugabe’s reign was met with jubilation last year, but the people of Matabeleland, a region in the southern part of the country, will be hoping to celebrate something different this summer.Matabeleland Select, coached by Englishman Justin Whalley, will be hoping to go all the way at the CONIFA World Cup.But while glory in a sporting event made to celebrate the underdog would be very much enjoyed by those travelling to London, victory certainly isn’t the be-all and end-all for them, according to president of the Matabeleland Football Confederacy Busani Sibindi. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “Football is more than a hobby for us,” Sibindi said. “Most of the guys who play football in this country use it as an empowerment. They also use it as a way of getting out of other problems that might be affecting them.”Watch the video above to learn all about Matabeleland Select.Teams, fixtures and everything you need to know about the CONIFA 2018 World Football Cuplast_img read more

Stena Trusts MacGregor

first_imgzoom MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from Stena North Sea Ltd to convert the 29,800gt RoPax ferry Dieppe Seaways to optimise it for its new route between Dublin and Holyhead in Ireland.MacGregor’s RoRo conversion team is no stranger to the vessel, which will be renamed Stena Superfast X, originally altering the ferry in 2008 to suit new operations across the English Channel. Its present needs dictate a return to the vessel’s original design.“MacGregor’s long relationship and close cooperation with Stena RoRo on previous conversion and newbuilding projects secured the order,” said Stefan Wide, Director of RoRo Conversion & Port Solutions at MacGregor.MacGregor will supply a complete ‘turnkey’ delivery of RoRo cargo access equipment which includes the design, hardware and installation of bow doors, a bow ramp, a new watertight door and a stern ramp. The installation will be completed in January 2015.The contract also included a wide range of feasibility studies to verify the interfaces between the onboard ramps and port-side equipment. Press Release, August 27, 2014last_img read more

Hanjin Shipping Gets Cash Injection from Parents Chairman

first_imgzoom South Korean container carrier Hanjin Shipping received a cash injection from the head of its parent company, Hanjin Group, as well as from its former chief, according to Yonhap News Agency.Namely, the ailing shipping firm reportedly received some KRW 40 billion (USD 35.5 million) from Cho Yang-ho, while the shipper’s former chief Choi Eun-young contributed around KRW 10 billion in personal assets.Cho Yang-ho’s cash injection is part of the company’s earlier revealed plan to raise KRW 100 billion to fund the unloading of cargo which was stranded on Hanjin’s vessels after the company filed for court receivership in late August.Hanjin Group said that it would raise some KRW 60 billion, while its chairman would provide the remaining amount from private funds.The move was made after a number of port refused to service Hanjin Shipping’s vessels, leaving the ships, and their cargo, stranded outside of ports.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Applications for Home Heating Help Available

first_img FOR BROADCAST USE The province’s home heating rebate program is being offered again this year to help make life more affordable for low and modest-income Nova Scotians. The Heating Assistance Rebate Program offers a rebate of up to two-hundred dollars for eligible applicants who heat their homes with oil, electricity, wood, wood pellets, natural gas, propane, or coal. Applications are available online at w-w-w dot home heating help dot c-a, or by calling 1-800-670-4357. -30- Low and modest-income Nova Scotians will benefit from the province’s home heating rebate program which is being offered again this year to help make life more affordable. An application-based program, the Heating Assistance Rebate Program offers a rebate of up to $200 for eligible applicants who heat their homes with oil, electricity, wood, wood pellets, natural gas, propane, or coal. People who earn $27,000 or less, or families with a combined income of $42,000 or less, as well as those receiving income assistance or the guaranteed income supplement and buy home heating fuels, can apply. “This rebate will once again help Nova Scotians who are most in need heat their homes this winter,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “It’s another example of how government is helping to make life better for families.” More than 52,000 applications were mailed to recipients of last year’s rebate encouraging them to apply. They must meet all program requirements to receive the rebate. Applications are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, MLA offices, Department of Community Services’ offices, family resource centres, community groups such as Feed Nova Scotia and Parker Street, and online at, or by calling 1-800-670-4357. It may take up to six weeks for applications to be processed and cheques issued to eligible Nova Scotians.last_img read more

Alberta man angry after getting ticket for going one kilometre over speed

first_imgEDMONTON – An Alberta man is shaking his head after a peace officer gave him a ticket for driving one kilometre over the speed limit.Mathieu Gagne, 31, said he was nabbed Friday in his Jeep for driving 101 kilometres in a 100-kilometre zone just north of Edmonton.The father of two boys said he was pulled over after passing the Sturgeon County officer, who was driving below the speed limit.The officer wrote out the ticket after accusing Gagne of disrespecting him by passing his vehicle, he said.“It was my right to pass the officer. When I completed the pass, he turned his lights on. I pulled over and he came up to me and the first thing he said was ‘That was pretty ballsy of you,’” Gagne said Tuesday.“He said that was disrespectful.”Gagne said he was flabbergasted by the $78 ticket and was concerned about how the driving demerit points would affect his insurance rate.“I was mad. Why? It was one over. It was absurd.”When he got home he told his partner, Larissa Turnbull, about what happened. She posted an account of the traffic stop, including a picture of the ticket, on Facebook.Her social media post generated a lot of buzz and the county cancelled the ticket on Monday, citing an error by the officer.“Upon further review, they did only estimate the driver’s speed and they did not record it or measure it on radar and laser as they indicated on the ticket,” said Gwen Wolansky, a county spokeswoman.Gagne said he is happy his brush with the law is over.“This kind of stuff shouldn’t happen,” he said.— With files from CTV Edmontonlast_img read more

PMs official residence becoming a costly debacle say Conservatives

first_imgOTTAWA — Nearly four years after Justin Trudeau opted not to move into the prime minister’s official residence over concerns about its crumbling state, the building remains vacant — except for staff who continue to use the kitchen to prepare meals for Trudeau and his family.And it appears no decisions will be made on the future of the residence until well after the fall federal election.The federal Conservatives accuse the Trudeau government of dithering over “critical” upgrades to the stately yet run-down home, and needlessly costing taxpayers more money in the process.At the same time, none of the main federal party leaders appears willing to opine on whether the building should be torn down or renovated, or whether they would live in the residence if it were upgraded.Asked by The Canadian Press their preferences for what to do with the building if elected — or re-elected — to office, the Liberals referred all questions to the National Capital Commission (NCC), which oversees dozens of properties in the capital region; the New Democrats did not provide a response and the Conservatives referred to the project as just one more Liberal blight under Justin Trudeau’s leadership.“The renovation costs of 24 Sussex Drive are a failure that Justin Trudeau has been unable to fix in four years,” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s spokesman, Daniel Schow, said in a statement.“The NCC has estimated that it will cost nearly $100 million to renovate 24 Sussex and other official residences. This is an unacceptable situation, and unfortunately, taxpayers are being stuck with the bill.”Scheer, if elected prime minister, would “look for innovative ways to break through the red tape and the overregulation that has created this debacle,” said Schow.The Conservatives would not say, however, whether Scheer would elect to live at 24 Sussex should he become prime minister in the fall. Scheer currently resides in another building managed and maintained by the NCC; Stornoway, the Official Opposition leader’s residence.Prior to being defeated by the Liberals in 2015, former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper lived in 24 Sussex Drive for a decade, but would not approve any spending on the building beyond necessary or emergency repairs.Harper was warned by then-auditor general Sheila Fraser in a 2008 report that more than $10 million in repairs were needed just to make it safe to inhabit.No one expects the NCC to decide the fate of the building until after the October election, said David Flemming with Heritage Ottawa, which wrote to the prime minister in March calling for the creation of a non-partisan committee to decide what to do with 24 Sussex.Heritage Ottawa made clear in that letter that it prefers the building be renovated, not demolished.“Please do not condemn this fine building to landfill,” the letter stated.The Prime Minister’s Office has not responded to the letter, Flemming said.In a report prepared in April last year, the NCC classified 24 Sussex as being in a “critical” state of disrepair.The report assessed the building’s replacement value at $38.46 million. At the same time it determined the cost of maintaining the structure at nearly what it’s worth: $34.53 million. That figure did not include necessary upgrades to security and grounds maintenance, nor repairs to the nearby pool building, which the NCC described as “rotting.”The home, built in 1868 by American-born lumber baron and member of Parliament Joseph Merrill, has suffered decades of neglect since it was expropriated by the government in 1943. It last underwent major renovations in 1951.Its outdated wiring risks causing a fire, the drain pipes regularly clog, the exterior stonework is crumbling and the building is filled with asbestos, the NCC was told last year.“The building systems at 24 Sussex have reached the point of imminent or actual failure,” said the report.Beyond renovations, it has been costing taxpayers nearly $228,000 annually, on average, just to operate and maintain the property, the NCC said. Trudeau himself, who lived at 24 Sussex as a child when his father Pierre was prime minister, acknowledged in an early 2018 CBC interview that anyone agreeing to spend anything on the house risks the wrath of the electorate.“No prime minister wants to spend a penny of taxpayer dollars on upkeeping that house,” Trudeau said.To date, no options for dealing with 24 Sussex have been formally presented to the NCC, spokesman Jean Wolff said recently.The kitchen in the house is still being used almost daily. When Trudeau and his family are in Ottawa, staff there prepare meals and deliver the food a few hundred metres down the road to a cottage behind Rideau Hall where Trudeau, his wife and kids have lived since shortly after being elected.Former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin has argued that 24 Sussex is a historical landmark that merits preservation. Kim Campbell, who was prime minister for four months in 1993, has suggested it be knocked down.So has former prime minister Joe Clark’s wife, Maureen McTeer. She argued in 2015 the building lacks architectural value and should be bulldozed and replaced with a building that could show off Canada’s best architects and designers.But her suggested timeline — making it a Canada 2017 project to mark the country’s 150th anniversary — passed by with no action taken.The building is designated a heritage site in Ontario by the Federal Heritage Building Review Office.But that designation wouldn’t prevent the federal government from demolishing the building, said Flemming.“They could tear it down,” he said.Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Bob Barkers 90th Birthday Wish

first_imgAs Bob Barker turns 90 today, he has a message for baby boomers concerned about the perils of aging, and the science is on his side: Go vegetarian.Video: Bob Barker: Go Vegetarian to Help Prevent Alzheimer’sIn a new PSA for PETA, Barker echoes recent studies revealing that meat-eaters run an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and stresses that even old dogs can learn new tricks: “Eat vegetarian, and keep your wits about you into a ripe old age,” he says.Barker, a vegetarian for more than 30 years, credits his meat-free diet with giving him his vitality and astonishing mental acuity.The time is right for Barker’s appeal. Last month, Al Gore made headlines when he joined former President Bill Clinton in becoming the latest prominent leader to drop meat from his diet, and last month, marketing research firm the NPD Group announced that Americans are opting to eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat.Source:PETAlast_img read more

Stars To Attend HSUS To The Rescue New York Saving Animal Lives

first_imgThe Humane Society of the United States will honor fashion industry leader HUGO BOSS and acclaimed philanthropist Georgina Bloomberg at the 2016 To the Rescue! New York Gala.Amanda Hearst and Steve Read will serve as event chairs. The evening will feature a performance by Moby. Other guests include: Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States; Deborah Ayorinde, actress, Marvel’s “Luke Cage”; Rick Bernthal, HSUS board of directors chair; Howard Berk, HSUS national council member; Jason Biggs, actor; Lauren Blumenfeld, actress; “Doubt”; Mario Cantone, actor; Jane Gale, member of HSUS board of directors; Spencer Haber, member of HSUS board of directors; Gayle King, co-anchor of CBS This Morning; Stacey Kivowitz, HSUS national council member; Chuck Laue, member of HSUS board of directors; Jennifer Laue, HSUS national council member; Natasha Lyonne, actress, “Orange is the New Black”; Patrick McDonnell, member of HSUS board of directors; Jenny Mollen, actress; Adrienne C. Moore, actress, “Orange is the New Black”; Judy Ney, member of HSUS board of directors; Karen O’Connell; member of HSUS board of directors; and Ingo Wilts, Chief Brand Officer and Member of Management Board of HUGO BOSS.The 2016 To the Rescue! New York gala benefits and celebrates The HSUS’ animal rescue efforts. Responsible for saving and rehabilitating thousands of animals each year, The HSUS and its global arm Humane Society International travel across the country and the globe to help animals in need from puppy mills, dogfighting, neglect and natural disasters.The event is sponsored by Moroccanoil. Guests will enjoy a three-course vegan meal prepared by Candle 79 and Cipriani, a live auction and entertainment.WHEN: Friday, Nov. 18WHERE: Cipriani 42nd 110 East 42nd Street, New York, NYlast_img read more

Womens basketball Buckeyes roll over Nittany Lions 8772

Ohio State senior forward Shayla Cooper guards against Penn State’s forward Kaliyah Mitchell on Feb. 1 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Summer Cartwright | Senior Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s basketball team continued its longest streak of season with its sixth straight win against Penn State on Wednesday, 87-72.OSU (20-5, 10-1 Big Ten) was lead by junior forward Kelsey Mitchell in scoring (23) and assists (5). Sophomore forward Stephanie Mavunga picked up her tenth double-double of season with 11 rebounds and points. Penn State coach Coquese Washington said OSU’s versatility makes them the best team head coach Kevin McGuff has had. “They got great guard play,” she said. “They have fantastic post play and they can throw a lot of different looks at you. They went big there, and then they can go small and quick and spread the floor.”Penn State came out in a 2-3 defense, which the Buckeyes were able to take advantage of. Throughout the first half the Buckeyes passed the ball well, allowing OSU to find their shot from the extra pass. The Buckeyes shot 53.3 percent from the field and hit 50 percent from beyond the arc in the first half. McGuff said the Buckeyes were finding the open man, which sophomore forward Sierra Calhoun capitalized on.“Sierra shot the ball extremely well,” he said. “With as much zone as we see that’s really important and our players did a good job of moving the ball and finding her. She’s an outstanding shooter and you could see that tonight.”Calhoun followed Mitchell in scoring for the Buckeyes with 17 total points, hitting five 3-pointers. Defensively, the Buckeyes opened in a uncharacteristic 2-3 zone, forcing eight turnovers in the first quarter and 18 by the end of the game.McGuff said the turnovers might’ve been related to OSU’s different defensive look.“We played a little bit more zone, I wanted to give Penn State a different look than what they probably thought we were going to do,” he said. “I thought we were effective. We were active and energetic with our zone.”In the second half, the Buckeyes kept up their offensive intensity. OSU was particularly a threat from deep and were able to pass the ball around Penn State’s defense, hitting six 3-pointers at 46.2 percent shooting from deep.Penn State was lead by sophomore guard Teniya Page with 32 points. Page was followed by senior guard Sierra Moore with 8 points and she led the Nittany Lions with eight rebounds. Ohio State will look to continue their winning streak at Wisconsin at 2 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Here Are the Best Trailers From PlayStations Paris Games Week Event

first_img Square Enix sells Chocobo and Bahamut flavor burgers at Paris Games Week Stay on target Today, Sony held its PlayStation Paris Games Week briefing. As you would expect, the company unveiled a slew of new trailers for its upcoming first and third party titles. While this event didn’t have much in the way of “megatons” it did show that Sony isn’t resting on its laurels. 2017 was a great year for PlayStation 4, and that momentum will continue into 2018. If you thought your wallet would get some respite next year, you thought wrong.Ghost of TsushimaWe haven’t heard much from Sucker Punch over the past couple of years, so it was good to see a trailer for their brand-new game: Ghost of Tsushima. Admittedly, the trailer didn’t have much for us to chew on. All we know is that it’s an open-world game set in Feudal Japan. Personally, I need to see actual gameplay before getting excited, but I understand why many are hyped for this title. Hopefully, we’ll see actual gameplay during PlayStation Experience next month.Far Cry 5With all of the recently released games, it’s understandable if some have completely forgotten about Far Cry 5. Sony reminded us the game still existed with a new trailer that shows cooperative gameplay. You can do a lot of crazy things in Far Cry games, so it’s cool to know you can engage in wanton destruction with a friend throughout the entire campaign.Destiny 2: The Curse of OsirisAs promised, Destiny 2 will get an expansion this December in the form of The Curse of Osiris. Here, players must travel to Mercury to meet the legendary Vanguard Osiris and help him kill a ton of robots. Destiny 2 is still fresh in people’s minds so it’s good that the upcoming DLC is dropping so soon. This looks like it will be a lot of fun.Monster Hunter WorldI’ve never been a fan of the Monster Hunter series but Monster Hunter World looks legit. The trailer shows new monsters and locations. Best of all, Horizon Zero Dawn‘s Aloy is available as a playable character. I was already sold on this title, but this addition just sweetens the deal. Bring it on, Capcom!Call of Duty: WWIIWe got to see another trailer for a little indie title called Call of Duty: WWII. All kidding aside, this looks like it will please long-time fans. It’s interesting to see first person shooters return to the Second World War, but I guess fighting modern and future wars has run its course. If this game does well (which it surely will), don’t be surprised if other FPS franchises go back to WWII. Medal of Honor, where art thou?Star Wars: Battlefront IIA new trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront II dropped but it didn’t have anything we haven’t already seen. I’m still personally on the fence about this one, but I know that it will end up selling millions of copies. Hopefully, the much-touted single player campaign is worthwhile.Spider-ManToday’s Spider-Man trailer featured the game’s main villain, along with some supporting cast characters. Sony is still being coy about Spider-Man‘s exact release date, which is a bit annoying. I suspect we’ll get a release window announcement during PSX. Vague release date aside, I’m personally excited about this one. I want to get my “twip” on!Detroit: Become HumanI’ve been a fan of Quantic Dream since Heavy Rain (I missed out on Indigo Prophecy) so I’m pretty stoked for Detroit: Become Human. I love how the company’s games offer players so many choices, and Detroit is no different in that regard. This trailer highlights the many different ways a scenario can play out. It also demonstrates how gritty the story will be. If this is like previous Quantic Dream titles, expect another memorable experience.God of WarIt was nice to see a God of War trailer that mainly compromised of gameplay. Here, we see Kratos and his son trying (and failing) to avoid a bunch of monsters. Anyone who was worried about this being a stripped-down God of War experience will be please to know the game is still very action-heavy. I’m personally happy with how well Christopher Judge is voicing Kratos. I admit to being a bit biased since I’m a fan of his (go, Teal’c!), but I do genuinely believe he is a great actor to portray the former God of War.Shadow of the ColossusShadow of the Colossus got a remaster on PS3, but this PS4 offering is actually a remake. While it still contains everything fans remember from the original, the entire thing has been remade from scratch. If you’re going to resurrect a classic, this is how it should be done. I guess I’ll buy this for a third time. I have no complaints about that.The Last of Us IIThe last big trailer was for The Last of Us II. To be quite honest, I had no idea what this trailer was for until the very end when the series’ Clickers show up. It appears we may get to play with characters other than Ellie, which is quite interesting. As you can see from the trailer, the world is still decidedly messed up and hasn’t gotten better since the previous installment. Sony said this title is still far from completion, so it was nice to get this new trailer.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Islamophobic flyers and graffiti found on Western’s campus

first_imgThe flyer-size sheets show a photo of a demonstration with words written with what appear to be a Sharpie-like marker that call for the extermination of “Islamo-Nazi scum” and “Islamo-Fascist Vermin.” The flyers also made derogatory statements about gay people, called the Democratic Party fascists, and mentioned wanting free speech not political correctness, the records show.Other anti-Islam statements were written over several posters on bulletin boards in Miller and Haggard halls.“We strongly condemn these hateful messages that are unequivocally wrong and contrary to the values of our campus community. We encourage anyone who sees such messages to immediately alert University Police,” said Western spokesman Paul Cocke.The flyers were first discovered on Aug. 10 by a public safety attendant who reported seeing concerning posts on the bulletin boards in Haggard and Miller halls, according to police records.Three days later on Aug. 13, three posters, one printed essay and a standalone paper were found to have anti-Islamic and anti-Democratic party writings on them.Then on Sept. 29, just two days after Western’s fall quarter began, another anti-Islamic flyer was found in Haggard Hall, this time reported by a staff member of the Associated Students/Viking Union Publicity Center, according to police records.Cocke said Western has several free speech boards throughout campus where students can post different messages, as well as on Western’s Facebook page, but condemned these types of messages. BELLINGHAM — Islamophobic flyers and graffiti have been found on Western Washington University’s campus on three separate occasions since early August, University Police records show.last_img read more

54th annual Lakeside Rodeo

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dave Scott, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings April 18, 2018 54th annual Lakeside Rodeocenter_img Dave Scott Posted: April 18, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe 54th Annual Lakeside Rodeo brings the exciting action of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to the Lakeside Arena April 27th, 28th & 29th, 2018 with four full rodeo performances featuring the 7 events of rodeo to include bull riding, Bareback riding, Saddle bronc riding, Steer wrestling, Calf roping, Barrel racing (WPRA), Tie down roping, and Team roping…plus, the Kids Stick Horse Race is a hilarious to watch at each performance!\KUSI’s Dave Scott was LIVE with the details. last_img read more

Net gun fired from helicopter catches deer near Cathlamet

first_imgCATHLAMET — A helicopter crew with a net gun captured a dozen deer at the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge near the mouth of the Columbia River where managers fear they’ll be flooded when a failing dike breaks.The net expanded in midair like a Spider-Man web and dropped on each deer, The Daily News reported Wednesday.Biologists resorted to the net gun after the deer were too wary to be driven into nets by helicopter hazing.No deer were killed during the helicopter capture, said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Doug Zimmer.“It was a very, very successful day. That was a very adept, very professional helicopter crew,” Zimmer said.The use of the helicopter was the latest development in an effort that began in January to move about 50 endangered Columbian white-tailed deer from the Julia Butler-Hansen Refuge, where habitat will be lost when a badly eroded dike fails.About 30 deer have been moved so far to the Ricgefield National Wildlife Refuge.A crew of more than 50 biologists, volunteers, local high school students and two veterinarians gathered at Cathlamet on Tuesday morning to hear helicopter pilot Jim Pope explain the rules of the capture.The ground crew would wait in silence at strategic points in the woods, Pope told his camouflage-clad audience, while Pope and his two flight assistants would attempt to flush the deer into the open, toward a loosely hung net.“It’s gonna be really boring initially — get comfortable!” said Pope, who has flown in helicopter animal roundups all over the West.All morning long, Pope dipped and buzzed over the refuge, skimming the tops of trees and swooping into open meadows.But the tactic wasn’t working. As a result of the ongoing capture effort, deer have become too wary of humans to run into open meadow, said Jackie Ferrier, who manages the refuge.last_img read more

City of Sitka seeks legal counsel in wake of landslides

first_imgA new home under construction on Sitka’s Kramer Avenue was obliterated in the slide. A neighboring home is unscathed. (Photo by Joel Curtis/National Weather Service)The Sitka Assembly convened in executive session Wednesday night to discuss legal matters affecting the municipality, as a result of the August 18th landslide.Download AudioThat included the city’s ongoing communication with legal counsel David Bruce and geotechnical expert Bill Laprade.The Assembly would not comment on the nature of the legal matters. According to City Attorney Robin Koutchak, a suit has not been filed although the city has received several requests for public records.At the end of the meeting, the Assembly issued a statement saying it had “received legal advice from David Bruce, Attorney, on possible legal claims for damages, and on possible claims about permitting and land use issues, relating to the Kramer Ave. landslide. No action was taken.”Also in attendance were Public Works Director Michael Harmon and Chief Finance Officer Jay Sweeney. Planning and Community Development Director Maegan Bosak listened over the phone.last_img read more

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first_img A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. Leveraging the best of the newest Web and imaging technologies, the FusionWeb Clinician Access Portal brings the image into the EMR for hospitals and imaging centers, allowing clinicians everywhere uncompromised access and extremely convenient interaction with their health partners. With versions available for both PACS and RIS/PACS, the Clinician Access Portal delivers convenient Web access of images, reports, real-time status and online order entry, solving the problem of delivering an interactive experience with diagnostic images without need of plug-ins, ActiveX controls or security firewalls. 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Virgin slams Sydney Airport consolidation

first_imgVirgin Australia has raised concerns regarding inefficiencies in Sydney Airport’s transport systems. A high-frequency light-rail link between international terminal T1 and domestic terminals T2 and T3 has been suggested as a less expensive option than the planned redevelopment of all terminals. Sydney Airport has been clamouring to remove the split between international and domestic operations, with plans to base all operations out of Terminal 1 in order to cope with continued demand, reducing the urgency for a second airport. “The current facilities are third world – and that means cab, bus or train,” Virgin Australia chief executive John Borghetti said. Sydney Airport says plans to consolidate most domestic and international operations at one terminal would allow for a “greater number of intra-precinct transfers”. “We are still going to have separate terminals (if the airport proceeds with its plans) and irrespective of who is in them, we haven’t solved the transfer issue between those two terminals.” Source = ETB News: P.T. Image: ETB News The Australian carrier insists there is a need for a rapid-transit system between the airport’s terminals, The Age reported.last_img read more

CoreLogic Heralds Positive Housing Market Trends in 2013

first_img Share January 14, 2013 421 Views Despite recent turmoil for the financial services and mortgage banking industries, “”CoreLogic””: declared 2012 a “”pleasant economic surprise”” in the company’s most recent MarketPulse survey. Pointing out positive trends in the study’s opening remarks, CoreLogic noted, “”Gladly, the risk of a recession due to the shocks of 2011 has been largely averted. Job creation has fared better, certainly over the latter part of 2012.”” [IMAGE]According to CoreLogic, the housing market is starting 2013 “”poised for further recovery,”” and the firm is calling for improvements in pricing, sales, and delinquency rates. As for key components influencing growth in the year ahead, CoreLogic cited declining real estate owned sales and nationwide decreases in inventory.””Looking forward, CoreLogic expects continued market improvement, with home prices expected to rise 6 percent in 2013 due to high affordability fueling steady demand, a lower level of REO sales, and a low inventory of unsold [COLUMN_BREAK]homes,”” explained the organization’s analysts. “”Home prices will play an even more crucial role than usual in the market over the next two to three years. Rising home prices will slowly release the pent-up supply of inventory as under-equitied borrowers are unlocked and opportunistic sellers begin to provide relief to tight inventories.””Sam Khater, CoreLogic’s senior economist, commented, “”Many trade-up borrowers have been locked out of the market because their outstanding loan balance is greater than the market value of their home. Current owners need to sell at prices high enough to extinguish their debt and provide equity for the next home purchase.””Acknowledging the impact of recent changes to housing finance policies, CoreLogic stated that the future remains “”hopeful,”” as rising home prices provide a “”buffer against policy headwinds.”” Referencing cumulative statistics from 2012 to support its projections, CoreLogic reiterated that its Home Price Index appreciated by 6.3 percent year-over-year as of last October. Additionally, the company referred to increases in the market’s lowest tier – those selling for less than 75 percent of the median price – stating that pricing in the sector had displayed the greatest improvement, rising 8.3 percent year-over-year as of October 2012. The company’s chief economist, Mark Fleming, indicated optimism for the year ahead as he shared his perspective on housing’s past 12 months, concluding, “”Housing was clearly one of the past year’s biggest surprises. Even without significant gains in income, housing mounted an impressive recovery in 2012.”” in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologycenter_img CoreLogic Heralds Positive Housing Market Trends in 2013 Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News CoreLogic Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-01-14 Abby Gregorylast_img read more

Fixed Rates Continue to Climb

first_img Share in Data, Origination Fixed Rates Continue to Climb Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bankrate Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Refinance Service Providers 2013-05-23 Tory Barringercenter_img Fixed mortgage rates trended higher for the third consecutive week, according to reports from “”Freddie Mac””: and “”””:[IMAGE]According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.59 percent (0.7 point) for the week ending May 23, up from 3.51 percent the previous week. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.78 percent.The 15-year FRM was also up, averaging 2.77 percent (0.7 point) from 2.69 percent previously.[COLUMN_BREAK]The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) had an average rate of 2.63 percent (0.5 point) this week–slightly up from 2.62 percent in the last survey–while the 1-year ARM averaged 2.55 percent (0.4 point), flat from last week.””Fixed-rates moved up for the third consecutive week, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage about a quarter-percentage point higher than three weeks ago. While this may slow some of the refinance momentum, rates are nonetheless low and home-buyer affordability high, which should further aid home sales and construction in coming weeks,”” said Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist at Freddie Mac.The steady rise in rates over the last several weeks has indeed been a drag on refinance volume. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s “”Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey””: for the week ending May 17, refinance applications have fallen to their lowest level since late March.Bankrate’s weekly national survey showed the benchmark 30-year fixed rate rising to 3.74 percent, an increase of 3 basis points. The 15-year fixed was at 2.97 percent, meanwhile, up from 2.92 percent.The 5/1 ARM averaged 2.70 percent, Bankrate reported, up from 2.68 percent last week. May 23, 2013 433 Views last_img read more

Apeel Sciences to join Europes fight against fo

first_img Apeel Sciences to join Europe’s fight against fo … Japanese apple saplings reportedly sold illegally … September 26 , 2018 U.S.: Trump says “great patriot farmers” will bene … EU-Mercosur trade deal increases risk of banana ov … center_img South African multinational Capespan has sold its entire 9.23% stake in Joy Wing Mau, one of China’s largest fruit distributors, saying it wants to focus on and drive further growth in its core business.Joy Wing Mau was formed in December 2015 from the merger between Golden Wing Mau –  in which Capespan held a 25% share – and Jovio. This merger created a much larger, vertically integrated business, but in the process – and through subsequent actions in 2017 – Capespan’s shareholding in the newly merged entity diluted to 9.23%.In March 2017, Capespan and Joy Wing Mau announced a new Hong Kong and Tokyo-based joint venture called Joy Wing Mau Asia, which absorbed Joy Wing May’s Asia business and has a sales footprint across the region. The two companies remain partners and joint shareholders in this joint venture.Capespan’s 9.23% stake was sold to a consortium of Chinese investors for RMB 566 million (US$82 million). “Capespan has over the years invested in a number of companies internationally in order to expand our footprint in geographically and commercially strategic regions. All our investments are of a strategic commercial nature, underpinned by a material shareholding,” said Tonie Fuchs, Capespan’s managing director. “These partnerships, especially our relationship with Joy Wing Mau, have been key to Capespan’s success.”Fuchs explained that even though Capespan’s partnership and commercial relationship with Joy Wing Mau remains strong, the dilution in shareholding “reduced the strategic influence that Capespan retained through this investment.” You might also be interested in “Capespan is not an investment holding company. We invest where we need, through greater strategic influence, to expand our market penetration for the benefit of our grower supplier customers,” he said.”We also realised that, since our investment in Golden Wing Mau eight years ago, our commercial partnership has outgrown our investment. Our commercial relationship has flourished because we know and trust each other, not because of Capespan’s shareholding. Joy Wing Mau remains Capespan’s commercial partner, despite the sale of our investment.”He added that Capeapsn remains “fully committed” to the Asian region.In recent years, Capespan has invested heavily in growing its farming operations in Southern Africa and in technology within the fruit marketing and distribution division.“Capespan is a producer and global marketer of fruit. That is our core business. We will use the bulk of the proceeds of this sale to strengthen our core business, with the aim to provide a more efficient and cost effective service to our grower and market customers,” he said.According to Norman Celliers, CEO of Zeder Investments, the parent company of Capespan, the reinvestment of the bulk of the sale proceeds underlines Zeder’s commitment to Capespan.“The reinvestment will considerably reduce the gearing of Capespan’s core businesses. It will stimulate business growth and reposition Capespan to focus on its primary operations,” he said.Mau Wah Liu, chairman of Joy wing Mau, said: “Capespan has been our strategic partner for the last eight years and has contributed considerably to the growth of Joy Wing Mau.”I would like to thank the management team and shareholders of Capespan for their support and contribution to the development of Joy Wing Mau. We continue to see each other as strategic partners in the supply and development of the Cape and Outspan brands in China.”last_img read more

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