After Rohits blistering ton bowlers Pak a deadly punch

first_imgManchester: Chasing India’s mammoth 336, Pakistan were staring down the barrel at 166/6 after 35 overs when the heavens opened up. They were 86 runs behind under the Duckworth Lewis system at the time of the stoppage. Earlier being put in to bat, Rohit Sharma pulverised a pedestrian Pakistan attack with a stylish hundred to lead India to a challenging 336 for five in a marquee World Cup encounter here Sunday. Despite heavy rains and overcast conditions during the past few days, the pitch had very little moisture and turned out to be a batting beauty which Rohit and the other Indian batsmen exploited to the fullest. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FranceThe Indian vice-captain scored his 24th ODI hundred – 140 off 113 balls while KL Rahul (57) played the perfect second fiddle in an opening partnership of 137 runs. Skipper Virat Kohli switched gears effortlessly during his 77 off 65 balls and also became the quickest to 11,000 ODI runs, eclipsing a 17-year record held by iconic Sachin Tendulkar. Mohammed Amir (3/47) pitched the ball up and maintained discipline despite a couple of official ‘warnings’ for running onto the pitch while Wahab Riaz (1/71) and Hasan Ali (1/84) bowled short consistently. Courtesy Amir, Pakistan did manage to pull things back in the final few overs as India managed only 38 runs in the final five overs. Vijay Shankar (15 off 15 balls) struggled with his timing, failing to read Amir’s cutters.last_img read more

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UN monitoring body encourages States cooperation on Iranian sanctions violations

23 June 2011The chair of the United Nations committee monitoring the arms embargo imposed on Iran today encouraged Member States to cooperate with the world body in investigating alleged violations of the sanctions imposed on the country over its nuclear programme. Reporting on the latest regular 90-day report on the activities of the committee, Ambassador Néstor Osorio of Colombia outlined some of the notifications received of alleged violations of the sanctions that have been imposed on Iran since 2006. Over the past five years, the Council has imposed four rounds of sanctions on Iran, including a ban on all items which could contribute to the country’s enrichment of uranium, a necessary step for both peaceful and militaristic uses of nuclear energy, and arms sales and a freeze on assets. Mr. Osorio said the notifications received by the committee over the past three months include three additional cases of alleged violations of paragraph 5 of resolution 1747 (2007), which imposes a ban on the export to and procurement by Iran of arms and related materiel.He said that some of the cases are still being examined by the committee and the panel of experts established last year to monitor and enforce the sanctions against Iran.“The committee commends the readiness of States to report alleged sanctions violations and encourages States to cooperate with the panel of experts in its investigations of incidents of non-compliance,” said Mr. Osorio.Iran’s nuclear programme – which it says is for energy production but which other countries maintain is for making nuclear weapons – has been a matter of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that it had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). read more

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Most important Buckeyes for 2014 – No 6 Jeff Heuerman

Then-junior tight end Jeff Heuerman (86) is tackled out of bounds during a game against Wisconsin Sept. 28 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Lantern file photoAs we rapidly close in on the top five, The Lantern continues its countdown of the top 10 most important Buckeyes for the 2014 Ohio State football season.No. 6: Jeff Heuerman, senior tight endEvery season since Ben Hartsock’s 2003 departure, Buckeye fans across the state have been saying “this is the year” an OSU tight end becomes a key part of the passing game. Over time, after repeated underwhelming displays of production from the position, that statement has become a question.Is this the year?After years of failure, 2013 was a step in the right direction.In 2004 and 2005 it was Ryan Hamby’s chance. He’s best known for a dropped touchdown against Texas in 2005 that could have won the game. From 2006 to 2008 it was Rory Nicol’s chance, but he never managed more than 13 receptions.In 2009 Jake Ballard proved to be a solid player and had a key reception in OSU’s Rose Bowl win against Oregon, but he was not key to the offense.Jake Stoneburner broke through with 21 catches in 2010 and seven touchdowns in 2011, but he was more of an oversized receiver and still didn’t ooze production.After Stoneburner’s departure in 2012, this past season was finally Heuerman’s chance to shine.Heuerman tallied 26 receptions for 466 yards and four touchdowns –– easily the best tight end production OSU has had in a decade –– and proved to be a valuable safety valve for then-junior quarterback Braxton Miller.In 2014, Heuerman’s importance to the team will go well beyond his number of catches or his trips to the end zone. The most important thing will be when those catches occur.Miller is now a senior with another offseason under his belt, but he missed all of spring practice with a shoulder injury. He is expected to be set to go for the season opener, but that injury, and his injury in 2013 that caused then-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton to step in and attempt 109 passes, served as a wake-up call for coach Urban Meyer and his staff.For this team to be successful, Miller must be healthy, and Heuerman can do a lot to ensure he stays that way. Not only is he a strong blocker on the edge, Heuerman’s ability to bail Miller out in tough situations can prevent the signal caller from running as often as normal.Miller is certainly a runner first, but that might have to change of OSU is to be successful, and having the frame of Heuerman on the field gives him a near sure thing to check down to.Heuerman checks in at 6 feet, 5 inches and 255 pounds. He is an imposing presence on the field and the Buckeyes should hope to –– and expect to –– see a jump in his production for 2014.So is this the year? Does it really even matter?Heuerman put up great numbers last year, and as long as he continues his production and elevates his game, even more balls should be headed his way.OSU’s first game of the season is scheduled for Aug. 30 when the Buckeyes face Navy in Baltimore, Md. read more

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Ohio State womens soccers poor play results in three game losing streak

Ohio State’s women’s soccer team posted an 0-2 record against Big Ten foes last weekend and, according to coach Lori Walker, the team’s performance was as poor as she’s ever seen. The weekend started for the Buckeyes with a 1-0 home defeat to Iowa Friday. Then came a 3-2 loss to Nebraska Sunday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes (8-7-1, 3-4-1) have lost three matches in a row, with all of the defeats coming at the hands of conference foes. Coach Lori Walker was noticeably frustrated by the team’s play this weekend. “I think our team is playing about as poorly as I’ve ever seen us play,” Walker said. After being held scoreless Friday, the Buckeyes showed more energy offensively Sunday, outshooting the Cornhuskers 26 shots to 14. Despite scoring two goals, Walker said the team is struggling most on the attack. “I think that our inability to be dangerous in the final 25 yards of the field is absolutely crippling our confidence,” she said. “Although we found a couple of goals today, we are not consistently being dangerous in the last 25 yards. “You can’t outshoot a team 26 to 14 and find a way to lose 3-2 unless your attack is in the crapper right now, and ours is.” Trailing 3-1, senior defender Danielle Scoliere settled a loose ball in the box and finished from six yards out to bring the Buckeyes within a goal in the 81st minute. It was her first goal of the season. The Buckeyes dug themselves into an early second half deficit, allowing a Nebraska goal in the 50th minute. The gap swelled to 3-1 in the 71st minute when OSU gave up a breakaway goal. Junior forward Lauren Granberg tied the game in the 26th minute with her third goal of the season. After a deflected header attempt by senior forward Paige Maxwell, the ball landed in front of Granberg who finished into a wide open net level the score, 1-1. OSU fell behind early when it conceded an own goal to the Huskers in the 11th minute. October has not been kind to the Buckeyes, who are now 1-3-0 during the month. The Buckeyes continue Big Ten play this week with two away matches. OSU will face Michigan Friday at 7 p.m. and Michigan State Sunday at 12 p.m. read more

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Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed

first_imgTHE CABINET AGREEMENT on implementing minimum alcohol pricing – a price below which alcohol cannot be sold – has been welcomed.Alcohol Action Ireland has broadly welcomed the government’s plan to tackle alcohol misuse in Ireland, with the Cabinet yesterday agreeing on proposals including a watershed on advertising drinks and separating displays from other products in retail outlets.“Introducing a minimum price for alcohol in conjunction with Northern Ireland will target the very cheapest alcohol products, which are those favoured by the heaviest and most harmful drinkers among us, as well as our young people,” said Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland.However, the proposal to ban alcohol companies’ sponsorship of sports teams and events is to be delayed until alternative sources of funding can be found, with a working group set up to consider the issue over the next year.This issue has been the subject of significant lobbying from the sports industry as well as politicians who have argued that loss of funding from drinks companies could be detrimental to sport in this country.Junior Minister Brian Hayes said last week that the coalition is keeping a “close eye” on minimum pricing being introduced in Scotland, which is currently being considered by the European Commission after five European countries argued that the policy is illegal.However, the government here now appears likely to push ahead with plans for minimum pricing in legislation that could be published as early as this week.Other proposals are likely to include a ban on alcohol ads before the 9pm watershed on television, distinct labelling with information on alcoholic strength and calories, and separating the display of alcoholic drinks from other products in supermarkets and retail outlets.Costello added: “Alcohol is not a grocery and it’s time we stopped treating it like one. Labelling is also a very positive move in this regard as it will, for the first time, include clear warnings on alcohol products sold in Ireland about the dangers which alcohol poses to our health, as well as information regarding the strength and calorie content of the alcohol product.”Like politics? Then why not ‘Like’ TheJournal.ie’s Politics page?Previously: Cabinet close to agreement on alcohol strategy, but sponsorship ban will be deferredRead: Publicans want ‘lid levy’ to replace losses from alcohol sports sponsorship banlast_img read more

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Psoriatic arthritis It is very much an invisible illness because I look

first_img Short URL Apr 16th 2017, 7:30 PM Sandra Quinn Psoriatic arthritis: ‘It is very much an invisible illness because I look and appear fine’ It is unacceptable to only have access to medical experts and services within regular business hours, writes Sandra Quinn. 3,041 Views I SUFFER FROM psoriatic arthritis. It’s a bit of a pain, literally, and often decides to flare up at the most inconvenient times.It is the best form of arthritis to have in fairness, as it is not degenerative. It can be treated effectively with weekly injections, steroids, medication to prevent stomach ulcers, pain killers, anti-inflammatories and a host of other things.My diagnosisI was diagnosed when I was in college at the age of 19. It is a dehabilitating and life-long auto-immune disease, which when flared up causes severe pain, swelling and reduced mobility in my major joints, with my hips, spine, shoulders and knees being the worst affected.The disease is relatively well controlled through a strict cocktail of daily maintenance drugs and weekly injections. Then for the flare-ups, which are unpredictable in nature, severity and duration, there are stronger medications, such as painkillers, anaesthetic topical patches (like plasters), anti-inflammatories, steroids and more.It is very much an invisible illness because I look and appear to be fine and while I may be in a lot of pain, I would often still try to be in good form.People often tell me I seem fine, not realising that they only see me when I’m well enough to be seen. If I am really bad and in a lot of pain, I will be at home in bed hiding away from the world.Managing flare upsSo, when it flares up, I have a list (it’s intimidatingly long to be frank) with a secondary bag of medication to match, which I can refer to and there are stages and steps to follow.I have been going through the motions of the first steps since last week and all was going according to plan-ish, until I woke at 5am on Saturday (never a good sign) and had an upset stomach and bouts of vomiting from the severe waves of pain coming over me.As it was a Saturday and my own GP practice was closed, I rang SouthDoc and got great medical advice and help. But as they were in Mallow and I was in Rockchapel (both in Cork, but a good 40-minute drive away from each other), it was not practical for me to go there, with the possibility of then having to go onto Limerick to the hospital.I rang my own GP and left messages. Then I rang the assigned “24 hour” rheumatology nurse specialist, then the rheumatology secretary and then the hospital itself.No service available until MondayThe upshot of all those calls and chasing people was that there is no rheumatologist on call and the service is not available until Monday.Armed with that knowledge, I assessed what SouthDoc had told me and started a process of self-medication and dosage.The options were to self-medicate in the comfort of my own home or go to hospital, where they would only be able to give me pain relief, but nothing to treat the direct source of the flare up, without consulting a rheumatologist.So, I ask you, is it fair or right that anyone with a severe illness or disability has to schedule their flare ups to tie in with the supposed schedule of Monday to Friday, 9 to 5?It’s unacceptable  I think this story will evolve quite a lot, as it is clearly unacceptable in this day and age to only have access to vital medical experts and services within regular business hours.I appreciate that people need time off and that services have wind down times, but the health system should not be one of those un-manned areas.Sandra Quinn is a journalist and editor. She’s from Cork and lives in Limerick. You’ll find her personal blog over on www.quinnsquandries.blogspot.ie, while her work has been published in daily and weekly local, regional and national publications.‘Do we invest money into private pockets, or into public housing, that we own?’>Column: Debunking the most common ‘alternative facts’ about the Irish language> http://jrnl.ie/3337350 Share Tweet Email14 Journalist and editor living with psoriatic arthritis Sunday 16 Apr 2017, 7:30 PM By Sandra Quinn 31 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Identity and belonging

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Food For Thought Network is celebrating International Women’s day with an evening of sharing and storytelling around the theme of identity and belonging, inspired by the internationally renowned performance Odyssey. Odyssey weaves the story of the Litras family and their migration from Greece to Australia through Homer’s epic poem. It is the story of Angelo, a migrant seeking his fortune in a new land; it is the story of Paraskevi his proxy bride who travels across the world to marry a man she has only seen in a photograph; it is the story of their son Andreas growing up between two cultures and two identities. Odyssey celebrates the extraordinary courage of ordinary people.The play Odyssey will be performed at Open Stage, 757 Swanston Street, Carlton at 5:00 pm on Sunday 18 March. Tickets are $38 call 0419 663 257 to book. The performance will be followed by a discussion afterwards. All proceeds from Food For Thought Network’s 2012 events will go towards supporting the teaching of Greek at Latrobe University and providing a $500 prize for the top student of the Managing Diversity and Culture Unit which is part of the Masters in Business Administration at Swinburne University.last_img read more

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Report Ronaldo and Messi a healthy rivalry

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have a rivalry that pushes the other to make footballing history.As Ronaldo and Messi sat side by side at the UEFA player of the year awards ceremony, they were pictured in cordia conversation.There was Virgil van Dijk sat to Ronaldo’s left, appearing perhaps a little anxious after all it was his first time on the big awards stage.Since the inception of the award back in the 2010/11 season, over half the winners come from either Messi or Ronaldo. There has never been a top-three shortlist that has not contained at least one of the pair.This is two men of football, who between them have dominated the stage of this sport for the last ten years.Last season was the first time in almost 10 years that the pair had not squared off against one another in some shape or form on the football field.El Classico was not only a battle between Barcelona and Real Madrid anymore, it wasa battel of the two greatest footballers on the planet.But Ronaldo had decided to venture on to somewhere new. It was his first year at Juventus. It was the first time in a decade we did not see them go toe to toe on the football field.When Ronaldo is asked had he missed seeing Messi UEFA.com reports he said:“I was curious because we’ve shared the stage here for 15 years.”“It’s not easy but of course we have a good relationship.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We have not yet had dinner but it is nice.”“We push each other and it’s good to be part of the history of football.”You get the feeling there is mutual respect, camaraderie an understanding that without Ronaldo, there is not as much Messi, and without Messi, there is not quite as much Ronaldo.Ronaldo: “We’ve not had dinner together yet, but I hope in the future!” 😃@Cristiano & Messi at the #UCLdraw 🤜🤛 pic.twitter.com/KOFY8680tU— #UCLdraw (@ChampionsLeague) August 29, 2019Ronaldo five times balon D’or winner, a times UEFA player of the year, and a trophy haul of 31 trophies for club and country.Messi, five times Balon D’or winner, 3 times UEFA player of the year, and a trophy haul of 36 trophies for club and country.Trying to split an atom may be easier than trying to split the best footballer of the last ten years between these two.MADRID, SPAIN – DECEMBER 23: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid greets Lionel Messi of Barcelona prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Woman charged for threatening an Easter church service with gun

first_img Updated: 10:41 PM Posted: April 24, 2019 April 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Woman charged for threatening an Easter church service with guncenter_img 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A woman who walked into a church service in Clairemont on Easter Sunday and allegedly made violent threats while carrying a gun and her 10-month-old baby was charged today with nine felony and misdemeanor counts.Anna Conkey, 31, is accused of bringing an unloaded gun into Easter Sunday services at the Mt. Everest Academy, which is leased by the non-denominational Church Tsidkenu.Dispatchers received a call at 12:02 p.m. Sunday from a person reporting the armed woman at an auditorium on the campus grounds, according to San Diego police Lt. Shawn Takeuchi.Conkey allegedly walked onto the stage during the service and “made threats that she was going to blow up the church” while waving a handgun around, the lieutenant said.Deputy District Attorney Matthew Greco said that before the service, she contacted San Diego police and a former employer and reported that a woman with a gun was going to “blow up the foundation of the church.” She then walked into the service and told the entire congregation that they were going to die, Greco alleged.Before police arrived, churchgoers were able to disarm her, but as bystanders were handing the pistol to the officers, Conkey lunged forward to grab the gun without success and was restrained by multiple police officers, Greco said.In light of the bomb threat, police used bomb-sniffing dogs to conduct a sweep of the area where the church services were being held, as well as Conkey’s car, the prosecutor said. No explosives were found, but ammunition matching the gun — which was registered to her — was located at her home, authorities said.Conkey brought her youngest child with her to the church service, and officers later located her 5-year-old daughter, Takeuchi said, adding that both children were found to be healthy and unhurt.He did not disclose where the 5-year-old was found.The children were taken into protective custody after their mother’s arrest, but Greco said they have since been released into the custody of family members.He said protective orders were filed Wednesday to prevent Conkey from coming into contact with either child, the church’s pastor and the church itself.Speaking to a potential motive, the prosecutor said, “It appears her actions are tied to some of her interpretations of her religious beliefs,” but he did not elaborate.Defense attorney Stephen Cline said Conkey’s family and friends have stated that the entire incident was “highly out of character.”The defendant’s mental health will likely play a role in future court proceedings, but attorneys stated it was too early to say to what degree.Greco said, “It’s clear that mental issues will play a role in this case. In terms of the extent and the scope, at this point, it is speculative to say.”Conkey, who’s being held in lieu of $1 million bail, faces more than 23 years in state prison if convicted of child cruelty, making criminal threats, possession of a firearm in a school zone, and a misdemeanor count of interfering with a religious service.She pleaded not guilty and is slated to return to court May 3 for a readiness conference. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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ASA Succession Planning Workshops is GPS for Protecting Family Farm

first_imgWhen planning your family vacation, you make sure you have every detail ready before traveling. You have the car’s oil checked and tank filled, make sure your hotel room is confirmed, you have your credit cards and that you have your GPS so you don’t get lost. Well, shouldn’t you do the same when it comes to protecting your family farm? ASA and eLegacyConnect have teamed up and are conducting two additional Succession Planning Workshops to provide you a roadmap to protecting your family farm. The Succession Planning Workshops titled “Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning,” will give you the directions you need to begin preparing your future to preserving the farm and passing a successful operation to a well-prepared next generation. The Succession Planning Workshops are sponsored by Farm Credit and AGCO, Illinois Soybean Association, Michigan Soybean Association and Ohio Soybean Association.The workshop dates cities and locations are:Dec. 4, 2014 in Moline, Ill. at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference CenterJan. 15, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio at Renaissance Columbus DowntownThe workshops are open to all soybean producers and for ASA members, will have a registration fee of $50 for the first person in a family and $30 for each additional family member. For non ASA members, the registration fee for the first person in a family is $90 and a $70 fee charged for each additional person. To register, click here and choose which city and session you want to attend. The workshops are taught by Kevin Spafford, founder of Legacy by Design. Legacy by Design is a firm dedicated to succession planning for farm families and agribusiness owners. Over the last 10 years, he’s spearheaded initiatives to improve the way farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners engage in the succession planning process.For more information about these workshops visit the ASA website www.soygrowers.com. For more information about eLegacyConnect, click here.last_img read more

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Memorial Day events honor soldiers history

first_img? What: Memorial Day ceremonies.? Where: Vancouver Barracks.? When: Monday at:11 a.m. — Memorial Day ceremony at Clark County Veterans War Memorial.1 p.m. — “Post to Park” ceremony, Artillery Barracks in West Vancouver Barracks.SATURDAY? Fern Prairie Cemetery, 25700 N.E. Robinson Road, Camas. A Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guard will conduct the 11 a.m. ceremony. The names of soldiers buried at the cemetery will be read aloud. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, cemetery board members will be available from 9 a.m. to dusk to answer questions and help visitors locate graves.MONDAY? Northwood Park Cemetery, 16407 N.E. 15th Ave., Ridgefield. A Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guard will conduct the 11 a.m. ceremony. An F-15 jet flyover is scheduled for 11:11 a.m. (weather permitting). The event is free and open to the public.? Washougal Cemetery, 3329 Q St. At the 11 a.m. event, members of several organizations will place wreaths at the cemetery flagpole to honor deceased veterans. An honor guard from Cape Horn American Legion Post 122 will participate. Members of the cemetery board will help visitors locate graves.? Camas Cemetery, 630 N.E. Oak St. Boy Scout Troop 562 will hold a ceremony at 9 a.m. at the flagpole. Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars will place flags in the cemetery. Cemetery staff and volunteers will help visitors locate graves on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.? Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 N.E. 112th Ave., Vancouver. The 11 a.m. event is open to the public. An F-15 jet flyover is scheduled for 11:12 a.m. (weather permitting). Boy Scouts and a veterans honor guard will participate.last_img read more

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State corporation sets December deadline to find customers for Alaskas gas

first_imgSen. Natasha Von Imhof, R-Anchorage, questions representatives from the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation during a Senate Finance meeting focusing on the corporation’s budget on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has another deadline looming.Listen nowBoard Chairman Dave Cruz told lawmakers in Anchorage told lawmakers in Anchorage on Monday that the corporation’s board is operating under a December 31, 2017 deadline to find a customer for Alaska’s natural gas.It has been ten months since the state took the lead on the mega-project that would transport natural gas from Prudhoe Bay to Cook Inlet, then ship it to buyers in Asia.Members of finance and resources committee in both the state House and Senate met to hear a quarterly report on the progress of the project. Corporation President Keith Meyer was not at the meeting, Board Chairman Dave Cruz said he is in Asia marketing the state’s gas.So, Cruz started the meeting. And he began by asking lawmakers to consider the impact that their discussions with members of the media can have on the corporation’s efforts to market the project.Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack discuss meetings with potential buyers of Alaska’s LNG during a press conference on Friday Sept. 30, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney)“The world is watching us. This is not just some little project in Alaska that the world doesn’t know about,” Cruz said.  “And every local news story that is picked up by our industry and world press it places a great challenge on our team when they have to first defend the project against the negative comments before being able to sell it on its merits.”For the next hour, lawmakers peppered Cruz and other members of the corporation’s executive board with questions about project finances, employee turnover and how much money the state expects to make on its share of the project.Sen. Natasha Von Imhof, R-Anchorage, and Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, both accused employees of evading questions on the project’s finances.Von Imhof said she met with employees at the corporation last week and they “danced around her questions,” on how fast the corporation is burning through the roughly $102 million it has budgeted to spend on building a gasline project. She said she spent the weekend digging through documents and determined that it has about $70 million left to spend.That is a fraction of the roughly $45 billion needed for the project to be built. Richards said the corporation is currently spending about $3 million a month, though the board has authorized it to spend more than $6 million monthly.Lawmakers also asked about deadlines. Last year, Gov. Bill Walker gave the project until September, 2017 to generate enough activity to justify continuing to spend millions on the project.The state corporation held an open-season asking potential customers and investors to show formal interest. And while it did not result in any firm commitments, Walker said he is encouraged by how well the state has engaged with potential buyers .But, Walker stopped short of saying the state should put more money into the project.When lawmakers asked Richards if the corporation plans to come to the legislature for more money during the next session — he said it all depends on whether it finds a customer.Editor’s note: A previous version of this story, mistakenly attributed the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s self-imposed deadline for finding a customer. Board Chairman Dave Cruz shared that internal deadline with lawmakers.last_img read more

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Few have courage like you do Priyanka on Rahul Gandhis

first_imgNew Delhi: A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi stepped down from the party post issuing his resignation on a public platform owning responsibility for the party’s national election debacle, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted: “Few have the courage that you do”.Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday posted a long letter on Twitter conveying his decision and asserting that he had resigned as “accountability is critical” for the future growth of the party. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “Few have the courage that you do @rahulgandhi. Deepest respect for your decision” tweeted Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, and re-tweeted her brother’s post. Few have the courage that you do @rahulgandhi. Deepest respect for your decision. https://t.co/dh5JMSB63P— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 4, 2019 In his letter on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi had said: “It is a habit in India that the powerful cling to power, no one sacrifices power. But we will not defeat our opponents without sacrificing the desire for power and fighting a deeper ideological battle.” Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Rahul Gandhi had first told the Congress Working Committee about his decision to quit on May 25, just days after the national election verdict that delivered a straight rout for the party a second time against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP. As party chief his defeat in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, that reduced the party to just one out of the 80 seats in the state, also hit hard.last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday June 25

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uReports on breaking news nationally and locally. Two historic Supreme Court victories for President Obama and many argue the American people, on subsidies for The Affordable Care Act and The Fair Housing Act. Also, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced today he would support the effort to build the Purple Line light rail project in the Washington suburbs, but would kill the Red Line light rail project for Baltimore. We’ll have a panel of experts and journalists for analysis of these breaking stories. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

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Stranded tourists airlifted after rain halts in North Sikkim

first_imgDarjeeling: With the rains receding, evacuation of tourists was carried out by the Indian Army and Air Force in North Sikkim. National Highways 10, 31 and 31 C were restored, connecting Sikkim, Kalimpong and parts of Dooars with Siliguri.Connectivity of Sikkim and parts of Jalpaiguri remained cut off from Siliguri, owing to multiple landslides on National Highway 10, 31 and 31 C since Friday night, triggered by incessant rainfall. At many places the roads were washed away, while in others debris and rocks blocked the roads. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe worst affected was North Sikkim, with road connectivity between Mangan to Chungthang being totally damaged. Bridges were also washed away. The road from Gangtok to Mangan was also affected, resulting in tourists being stranded in Lachung, Chatten and Chungthang in North Sikkim.On Sunday, Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army and Indian Air Force, in coordination with civil administration, commenced air evacuation of tourists stranded in North Sikkim. On request of aid by the civil administration, helicopters of Army Aviation and Air Force were pressed into service. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe helicopters flew several sorties to Gangtok and Sevok. Around 100 persons including senior citizens, children, tourists and the sick were evacuated. Medical aid was also provided to people requiring medical assistance before they were airlifted.”The Indian Army has also made necessary arrangements for tents, blankets and food for the stranded tourists,” stated an Army release.”With rains receding on Sunday, evacuation operations were possible. Work is on to open up the roads. Heavy machinery including earth movers have been pressed into service. It will take around 14 days to repair the road from Mangan to Chungthang and around 3 days to restore road connectivity from Mangan to Gangtok. GREF is working on a war footing,” stated Karma Bonpo, District Collector, North District, Sikkim, while talking to Millennium Post. The situation in Mangan in North Sikkim has improved considerably, with water supply and electricity being restored. Some houses have been damaged. Families residing in 3 buildings in Mangan were evacuated. “However no loss of life has been reported,” added the DC.”We have been working on a war footing to open up the NH 10, 31 and 31 C in West Bengal. Earth moving and cutting machinery has been pressed into service,” stated Uttam Pradhan, Assistant Engineer, NH.It was a trying time for both locals and tourists on Saturday. While many waited on the roads, others tried to negotiate the slide near Sevok by crossing over on foot.last_img read more

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Are Rising Housing Starts Really Balancing Demand

first_img The latest data on building permits and housing starts released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday brought some optimism to the market. The overall housing starts in May rose 5 percent to 1.35 million from 1.28 million in April 2018 and increased 20.3 percent year over year. After remaining flat in April, single-family housing starts also rose 3.9 percent to 936,000 from 901,000 in April 2018. More importantly, building completions for single-family homes rose 11 percent to 890,000 units in May from 802.000 in April.Building permits too increased 8 percent year over year from 1.2 million in May 2017 to 1.3 million. Single-family authorizations, however, were 2.2 percent below their April numbers.Greg Rand, CEO, OwnAmerica told MReport that the numbers were exactly where they should be. “It’s not unusual to see housing starts rolling up on good gradual trajectories,” Rand said. “The home building industry is, by nature of its business, a slightly lagging indicator since it takes time to acquire land, get permits, and build on that land. The industry has been growing at a good gradual trajectory since it hit bottom in 2010 and those numbers are being reflected now.”The positive starts and completion figures have also made the industry optimistic about finally closing the demand-supply gap in housing. “Although demand has outstripped supply since 2007, the gap seems to be narrowing,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist, First American. “Nearly a million households were created between April 2017 and April 2018, adding to the demand for housing. However, the 873,000 new housing units completed are helping balance the demand.”Rand agreed, “The industry has been growing from the bottom quite steadily. The more units that are built, the more supply there is and as households are created and built we have equilibrium in the market.””Single-family starts broke above 900,000 for the fourth time in the last seven months, reaching 936,000 a level surpassed only one other month since 2007,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at Realtor.com. However, she cautioned that while the news was encouraging, the market was still well short of where single-family starts should be. “A ‘normal’ level of single-family starts would be about 1.2 million,” she said. Builders though will be under pressure to increase the supply despite headwinds like rising costs of land, labor, and material. “May 2018 saw a 10.4 percent increase in completions compared to the previous year. As builders start to work on additional housing, we will inch closer to balancing inventory with demand,” Fleming said. “But with millennials entering household formation age and baby boomers living longer and more independently, builders will remain under pressure to meet the growing demand.” Building Permits Census Bureau First American homes HOUSING Housing Completions Housing Starts HUD OwnAmerica Realtor.com 2018-06-19 Radhika Ojha Are Rising Housing Starts Really Balancing Demand? in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img June 19, 2018 697 Views Sharelast_img read more

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Van Nuys California – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgVan Nuys, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineElite Aviation, the premier global private jet company with an extensive and diverse fleet that serves high net worth individuals with flights worldwide and Piaggio Aero, makers of the renowned Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II turboprop aircraft, announced today a partnership to expand aircraft sales in North America. Elite Aviation will be the West Coast sales center for Piaggio, serving California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada, and spearhead sales of Piaggio Aero’s P180 turboprop aircraft out of their office in Van Nuys, California. The move into sales is a logical extension for Elite Aviation, known for providing the highest levels of personal service to their clients in the air and on the ground.“This relationship cements Elite Aviation’s status as a full-service charter jet company assisting our clients in the acquisition, management and maintenance of aircraft,” said Chris Holifield, president and CEO, Elite Aviation. “We’re honored to be working with Piaggio Aero in multiple states, and through this partnership we’ll be able to provide clients with additional guidance enabling them to make smart purchasing decisions.”Elite Aviation is the female-owned premier global private jet company specializing in full-service aircraft management from turnkey acquisitions to maintenance to crew selection and aircraft sub-leasing. The company provides 24-hour access to staff, industry-leading concierge services and catering.“We’re focusing efforts to expand our presence in North America and this new partnership will help us achieve this goal,” said John M. Bingham President and CEO of Piaggio America. “Elite Aviation has the experience and capabilities needed to connect with buyers, coordinate negotiations and influence purchasing decisions.”www.eliteaviation.com www.piaggioaero.comlast_img read more

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