LoftusCheek keen to break into first team

first_imgChelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is keen to break into the club’s first team this season despite only featuring sparingly so far.The midfielder who started England’s friendly match against Switzerland on Tuesday has struggled for game time so far since he returned back to Stamford Bridge after the World Cup.Loftus-cheek was a part of England’s 23 man squad to this summer’s World Cup after impressing whilst on loan at crystal Palace last season.So far he has struggled to do so, playing just 33 minutes of football for the Blues in two substitute appearances this term.Asked if he could head back to Palace in January, Loftus-Cheek told Sky Sports:“Possibly, but it is still far away, there are still a lot of games to play and I just have to see what happens.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Right now I am at Chelsea and my focus is at Chelsea and learning at Chelsea. That is in the future and we will deal with that when it comes.“I’m not sure when I am going to play. It is just down to me working hard in training, I don’t know whether I am going to play or not play but for me it stays the same, I still train well and do everything the right way in case I do play.”“There are a lot of games coming up so I think there will be more opportunities coming for players that are not playing every week,” he added.“We have to be ready and do our best when we get the chance. We had a lot of talks in the past couple of weeks and he [Sarri] said to me that I need to learn tactically so a lot of my focus and effort is learning his tactics and his ways in training.“I think the quicker I get then the more opportunities I will get to play. He is helping me and Gianfranco is helping me every day to learn it as quickly as possible and that is great for me.”last_img read more

Museum to honor help vets service members

first_imgThree speakers will honor as well as assist local veterans and current service members Monday at the Clark County Historical Museum.The event — “Community Appreciation for Those Who Serve” — will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. The speakers will discuss available resources in general, resources for women, and resources for post-traumatic stress disorder in Clark County. Vancouver Councilman Larry Smith will lead off the discussion with details on Clark County resources available to active duty and veteran service people. Smith, who had a 26-year career in the U.S. Army, has served Vancouver in several roles since 1991, most recently as council member since 2004 and mayor pro tem since January.Emily Stoutsenberger, with Partners in Careers, will discuss programs and resources specifically directed toward women veterans. A Navy veteran herself, she coordinates the agency’s Veteran Women Program, which helps women veterans and veterans with families find housing, basic services, and employment.The third speaker, Nancy Sloan, will review the effects of PTSD on veterans’ readjustment from military combat. =Sloan, who has a doctorate in nursing, manages the Women Veterans Program at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.Each presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions; refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.The museum and the Community Military Appreciation Committee are sponsoring the event. The museum usually is closed on Mondays.Veterans also will be the focus of the museum’s final First Thursday event of 2010. At 7 p.m. Thursday, the Museum after Hours series will present “A Salute to Clark County’s Veterans” by the Lewis & Clark Young Marines and Columbia River Detachment, Marine Corps League. There is no admission charge at the museum from 5 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, February through November.last_img read more

Conn victims Lively youngsters devoted adults

first_imgNEWTOWN, Conn. — At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn’t get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life’s work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own. The gunfire Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School left a toll both unbearable and incalculable: 20 students and six adults at the school, the gunman’s mother at home, and the gunman himself.A glimpse of some of those who died:CHARLOTTE BACON, 6They were supposed to be for the holidays, but finally on Friday, after hearing much begging, Charlotte Bacon’s mother relented and let her wear the new pink dress and boots to school.It was the last outfit the outgoing redhead would ever pick out. Charlotte’s older brother, Guy, was also in the school but was not shot.Her parents, JoAnn and Joel, had lived in Newtown for four or five years, JoAnn’s brother John Hagen, of Nisswa, Minn., told Newsday.“She was going to go some places in this world,” Hagen told the newspaper. “This little girl could light up the room for anyone.”last_img read more

In Anchorage US Attorney General announces new focus on Alaska Native issues

first_imgU.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to reporters on June 10, 2016, as she rolled out a new Department of Justice focus on Alaska Native issues. Photo: Rachel Waldholz/APRNThe Department of Justice is rolling out a new focus on Alaska Native issues.Download AudioIn Anchorage today to discuss issues of criminal justice and public safety with Alaska Native leaders, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said it is unacceptable that Native residents are victims of violent crimes at rates much higher than the general population.“More than four in five Alaska Native women and more than one in three Alaska Native men have experienced violence in their lifetimes,” Lynch said, citing a recent report from the National Institute of Justice. “These numbers are higher than we previously understood, but more to the point, they are completely unacceptable in this country in 2016.”Lynch announced that she is launching a formal process to consult with Alaska Native leaders on concrete steps to improve public safety in rural Alaska.One possibility: the creation of a permanent position within the Department of Justice focused on Alaska Native affairs and based in state.Lynch said she came to Alaska at the invitation of the state’s two U.S. Senators — and of Julie Kitka, president of the Alaska Federation of Natives.Lynch held a round table with AFN officers and representatives from several Native corporations, where they discussed the opioid epidemic in Alaska, voting rights, and support for tribal courts.Speaking to reporters in a press conference in Anchorage, flanked by Kitka and by Karen Loeffler, U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska, Lynch said one common thread is a focus on the most vulnerable, and better access to the criminal justice system.“When we talk about Alaska Native and Native American women, issues of sexual violence, domestic violence really loom large in their lives,” Lynch said. “It’s definitely an issue of concern because the distances between many villages and law enforcement, the small villages [and] the rural nature of many communities make it very difficult for victims to get treatment, and sometimes even to get law enforcement help.”Lynch was also asked if she might consider running for vice president — alongside Hillary Clinton.“Well, that’s quite a question!” Lynch replied to laughter, before giving the standard answer: “I am focused on my current job as Attorney General, and that is my focus, not just here today but for the remainder of this administration.”Lynch planned to end her day by meeting with Alaska Native young people, and with the staff of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Anchorage.This was her first visit to Alaska.last_img read more

Cleanup continues for fuel spills in Savoonga and Nome

first_imgCleanup efforts at the Savoonga Native Store tank farm in March 2018. (Photo: Zoe Grueskin, KNOM)An unknown volume of diesel fuel has spilled in Savoonga. That’s according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), which has been dealing with more fuel spills than usual this spring.Listen nowThe trouble started over a month ago at the Savoonga Native Store tank farm. During the transfer of fuel from a large storage tank to a smaller tank, human error caused the release of 22,000 gallons of diesel heating fuel. At the time, it was believed the spill was contained and no fuel had escaped the sealed area.But Tom DuRuyter, state on-scene coordinator for ADEC, says unfortunately that’s not the case.“Fuel did get out of the secondary containment area,” DuRuyter said. “We don’t know exactly how it got out yet, and we don’t have a volume of how much fuel did get out.”One thing that is certain, DeRuyter says, is that this complicates what would have been a relatively simple cleanup:“First of all, we need to get a relative idea of how much area has been impacted, recover any oil that can be recovered out in that area, and then, we’re going to have to look at springtime cleanup activities,” DeRuyter said.That means figuring out how to recover the spilled fuel from the snow and earth — and then what to do with the contaminated soil.An ADEC responder will return to Savoonga soon. But first, he’s checking in on a few spills in Nome. In the last few weeks, ADEC has received reports of two home heating oil releases and a leak in the fuel supply line to the State Office Building.DeRuyter says he’s seeing more fuel spills this spring than in an average year, and he has an idea of why that might be: an extra snowy year.That snow builds up on rooftops throughout the winter, and when it slips off in the spring, it can break fuel lines.DeRuyter says he wants people to know that kind of spill is easily prevented:“We work on these spills, a couple, 2-3 of them a year, and they’re always very, very difficult and expensive to get cleaned up, and the solution to it is relatively simple, and that’s to move your tank away from your roof line where the snow slides off,” DeRuyter said.Cleanup is ongoing in Savoonga and Nome.last_img read more

Maruti Suzuki AStar Replacement to be Called Celerio in India Report

first_imgMaruti Suzuki’s upcoming hatchback, codenamed YL7 aka A: Wind concept car, which made its first appearance at the Thailand International Motor Show in November is likely to be monikered as Celerio in the Indian market, suggested a new report.Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest passenger car brand, has been rumoured to be developing an upgrade to the A-Star in the sub-continent market for quite some time. It was earlier reported that Maruti will replace its A-star in India with the recently showcased A: Wind.According to a latest report of Auto Car India, A: Wind, which is getting ready to make its global debut at the upcoming Auto Expo 2014, will be called Suzuki Celerio in the international market. The report went on to add that the Suzuki Celerio is also likely to head to the Indian market as a replacement for both Maruti A-Star, and the company’s discontinued model Estlilo.The Celerio will be powered by 1.0 liter K-Series engine which can generate a maximum power of 67 bhp and peak torque of 90 Nm at 3500 RPM. The engine, which powers the Maruti Alto K10, currently offers fuel efficiency of 20.2 kmpl and is likely to be retuned for better mileage in Celerio the engine.Talking about the design of Celerio, the car is likely to carry over some elements of the outgoing A-Star and is expected to accommodate luxurious features. The speculations are rife that Maruti will offer the next hatchback in both diesel and petrol options in India. Though Maruti is tight-lipped about the surprises at the Auto Expo, it is certain that the company is planning for a big 2014 with new cars.Meanwhile, the folks at Motoroids have caught the Suzuki Celerio in India during a photoshoot. The car seemed to be ready to dazzle at Auto Expo 2014.last_img read more

AirAsia India offers flight tickets from Rs 999 in annual sale all

first_imgReuters fileAirAsia, a low-budget carrier, is selling tickets priced as low as Rs 999 as part of their festive sale.The sale began on January 7 and will go on till January 20. A statement by AirAsia said that tickets booked within this window are for trips between January 21 till July end.Domestic one-way tickets begin at Rs 999 while international tickets start at Rs 2,999. Cities for domestic travel include Delhi, Visakhapatnam, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Kochi, Goa, Jaipur, Guwahati, Imphal, Chandigarh, Bagdogra, Pune, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Srinagar, Indore, Bengaluru and Chennai.According to AirAsia’s website, there are 130 international destinations including Auckland, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Krabi and Bali.Interested customers can avail the offer on the AirAsia website or their mobile app. Reports state that AirAsia BIG members can also redeem their trips using BIG points.last_img read more

Advocates Urge Harris County To Drop Immigration Enforcement Program

first_imgStatement on 287(g) program by Harris County Sheriff’s Office:The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is sensitive to the concerns of the community regarding the 287(g) program and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office partnership with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The controversy surrounding the program has a legitimate history reflected in public outcry and concern.That is why the program, under the leadership of Sheriff Ron Hickman and the leadership with the local ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Office, has been rigorously evaluated to assuage the concerns of community groups.County officials at every level have repeatedly set the record straight regarding the realities of the program.  We are working hard with County, State and Federal officials, to clear up misperceptions and confusion surrounding the use of the 287(g) program. We want to make it perfectly clear that the system only operates “inside” the jail itself and people in the community have nothing to fear from normal contacts with law enforcement. Only inmates with a select priority crimes are referred to ICE.There is no street level component of the 287(g) program.  Only inmates of the Harris County Jail undergo immigration screening. Harris County is not involved in deportation proceedings.  Only federal officials have the authority to pursue deportation of convicted criminals.Harris County does not lead the nation in subsequent deportations of convicted criminals.  Los Angeles County, CA and Maricopa County, AZ both lead Harris County in ICE deportations.  The total cost to Harris County is $457,412.80.  Last year the federal government reimbursed Harris County $862,429.00 via the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP).No one is held in the Harris County Jail on federal immigration charges.  Inmates are jailed solely on State criminal charges.Gone are the days where habeas corpus concerns arise from the controversial “detainer” program.  In years past, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office would honor an ICE request for detention by holding inmates for up to 48 hours after their scheduled release from local custody.  We have disbanded that practice.  ICE now operates a daily transportation system from the Harris County Jail, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.  If ICE has interest in the detention of a priority individual the onus is on that agency to take custody of the detainee.  If ICE fails to retrieve inmates with detention notifications, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office will process the release of the inmate as scheduled.Past concerns also addressed the application of detainers on pre-trial detainees.  The process now occurs after adjudication allowing pre-trial detainees the opportunity to make bond regardless of their immigration status.  This was an important step to applying equal and fair treatment to all detainees of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. It is true that we continue to work with ICE.  Ultimately this is a program designed to protect the public from the most violent of offenders with histories of immigration violations (see charts below).  Offenders like Victor Reyes, who last year went on a killing spree throughout Houston and Harris County, wounding two and killing two, until ultimately engaging a Sheriff’s Deputy in a gun battle where Reyes was shot and killed.  Reyes had a lengthy criminal history, and had previously been deported on multiple occasions.To date we continue to cooperate with ICE to evaluate our partnership to be responsive to community concerns.  We continue to examine ways in which we can continue to answer the calls from the community, and keep the public safe through federal partnerships.A year by year comparison of detainers and subsequent deportations is listed below:2014: Average number of detainers/month: 324.75 Average number of subsequent deportations/month: 17.252015: Average number of detainers/month: 152.5 Average number of subsequent deportations/month: 13.9 Share Florian MartinTexas state senators Rodney Ellis and Sylvia Garcia stand with Diana Rivera-Cardoza with United We Dream.Under the 287(g) contract, local law enforcement officers are trained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It ensures the immigration status of those that end up in the Harris County Jail is reported to federal authorities.For weeks, advocates have asked the county commissioners court not to renew the contract.Tarah Taylor with the Texas Organizing Project was one of many speaking Tuesday.“It separates families and violates constitutional rights,” she said. “It wastes taxpayers’ money. The federal government reimbursement is miniscule because it has been deemed inefficient and unproductive.”She pointed out Harris County is the only county in Texas to participate in the program. State Sen. Rodney Ellis was also among the speakers. He and state Sen. Sylvia Garcia participated in a news conference on the issue prior to the commissioners court meeting.Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said he has met with advocates and he is open to their concerns.“Is it the right program? I don’t know,” he said.But he said there should be some kind of collaboration with immigration authorities.“If we were to suddenly stop doing it, this courtroom would be packed with people really upset over the fact that somebody who has been identified and then they go out and commit a subsequent crime and they weren’t turned over to ICE, we’ve seen that play out all over the country,” Emmett said.Florian Martin Sheriff Ron Hickman told the commissioners court he supports the 287(g) program.He said he is waiting for a report and recommendation on the program by Sheriff Ron Hickman. Hickman declined to be interviewed for this story and pointed to the statement below. He told the commissioners court he supports the 287(g) program.The current contract expires on June 30.last_img read more

SXSW Music Journalism Panel Illuminates Streamings Impact on Editorial Decisions

first_imgFor a site like Bandcamp, though, the audience dictates which new artists the site chooses to profile. “We’re catching people on the way up,” said Senior Editor Marcus Moore. “If whatever we do helps them in the long run — I’m good.”Relatedly, there were also concessions that the old-school idea of a music journalist being the voice of quality control was dead, or at least has changed. “Critics matter less and developing your own brand matters more,” said Patel, to the half-full room, continuing her thought by conceding that Spin actively seeks out what its audience is most interested in. The panel later addressed the concern that negative reviews can affect a relationship with an artist, although all of the panelists said that that never plays a part in editorial coverage. “We have had [interview] cancellations,” said Mench.But perhaps the most moving and direct part of the panel came during the Q&A, when Moore and Patel were asked to discuss their experience being people of color and, in Patel’s case, a women in a field that has notorious been difficult to break into. “Don’t let them box you in, because they will,” said Moore, who pointed out the very obvious fact that just because he covers hip-hop doesn’t also mean he couldn’t cover a folk or metal artist.As for Patel, her response was direct — and poignant: “It’s a miracle,” she said, in clear words of encouragement “that a woman of color is the editor of Spin.” Popular on Variety What constitutes music journalism these days? According to the South By Southwest panel titled “Why Music Journalism Matters in The Age of Streaming,” which took place in Austin on March 15, it’s a diverse mix of media including breakout-band-focused site Bandcamp, Genius, with its lyrics-driven editorial, the websites Pitchfork and Spin and the sole print publication represented, the Fader.“Nothing is real,” quipped Spin editor-in-chief Puja Patel — flying a little close to the sun for some — when asked about alliances between the major labels and playlists on Spotify and Apple Music. That association can drive traffic on sites like Genius, whose news editor, Chris Mench, explained how a track appearing on a popular Spotify playlist always drives traffic to the song’s page on his site. “You can see in real-time what people are interested in,” said Mench. The discussion also segued to Spotify’s internal playlists, like Rap Caviar, which are curated by actual experts, making the job of new-artist discovery more challenging.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Chromes Web Store has a theme spam problem

first_imgChrome’s Web Store has a theme spam problem by Martin Brinkmann on May 29, 2018 in Google Chrome – 5 commentsSpammers use the themes section of the Chrome Web Store, the official store for Chrome extensions and themes, to push dodgy streaming subscriptions.The Chrome Web Store returns extension and theme matches when you search for something. If you search for a recent movie title on the web store, you get matching extensions and themes returned.While you’d expect themes to just return themes based on movie scenes, characters or posters to you, you probably don’t expect these themes to push subscriptions for dodgy streaming services on the Internet.That’s what is happening right now, however, in the Chrome Web Store, and it is not the first time that Google’s official Chrome Web Store has been abused. Google had to pull ad-injecting, crypto-mining, copycat, and other abusive extensions from the Store in the past.Some of the “watch a movie” themes have thousands of users and have been in the Store for months. It appears that Google’s automatic controls don’t work properly in this regard and that the reporting functionality that the company built into the Store does not help either.The title of the themes suggests to Chrome users that they may watch the movie for free and often in high definition. The description of the add-on is filled with keywords but no links, and it seems more of a copy and paste job than anything else.The website and “offered by” links point to fake streaming portals that have just one purpose; to get users to click on the watch or download buttons. As soon as users do that, they are taken to another web page that promises free registration and direct access to thousands of movies after registration.The ones that I checked out asked for payment information and while they promise that users are not charged for signing up, reports on the Internet suggest that this is not always the case.It should be clear that signing up for any of these services may not be the cleverest course of action; you may be charged by these services and since they are not legal, may even face legal issues if law enforcement or companies find your information in the database of such a service.The installation statistics that Google displays for themes and extensions suggests that thousands of users have installed these themes. It is impossible to tell how many of those have signed up for an account on one of the streaming sites.If you thought that reviews on the Store might prevent users from installing spam themes and extensions, you may find it surprising that ratings and comments are not all negative. While most themes used to push dodgy streaming services don’t have a five out of five star rating, they don’t have one star (the lowest rating) either. It appears that fake reviews are used to push the rating of these themes.I did not install any of the themes and can’t say if they have a malicious component as well that executes on installation. If you are looking for movie themes, you find plenty of legitimate themes in the Store.Closing WordsThe new theme spam problem of the Chrome Web Store is not the first and most likely not the last issue that users of Chrome face when they use the official Store. Google has been playing catch-up with spammers and criminals for a long time and it seems that this won’t change anytime soon. (via Torrentfreak)SummaryArticle NameChrome’s Web Store has a theme spam problemDescriptionSpammers use the themes section of the Chrome Web Store, the official store for Chrome extensions and themes, to push dodgy streaming subscriptions.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Costa Ricas Chinchilla says she will not veto bill that opens door

first_imgThe president added that the only members of government equipped to interpret the law are judges and lawmakers.Communications Minister Carlos Roverssi confirmed the president’s statement, according to the daily La Nación.On Monday, the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly passed the Law of Young People, which included a new version of the Family Code that recognizes the right to a common-law marriage “without discrimination against to human dignity.” Article 242 of Costa Rica’s Family Code defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The modification of the Young People Law – if ruled constitutional by the country’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court – would strike language defining unions specifically as that between a man and woman.Supporters and many opponents believe the new language opens the legal possibility of same-sex unions. In the past, Chinchilla has been lukewarm on her support for same-sex unions.  In 2011, she said that she would not oppose the legalization of gay marriage in Costa Rica, but stopped short of a full endorsement, saying that it was not part of her “national agenda.”In a meandering response to a reporter’s question about if and when she would support gay rights during U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit in early May, Chinchilla said, “I hope and trust that the debate truly can become much more balanced and more mature, without stigmatization and without disqualifications, and that, finally, will generate a decision in the Congress of the Republic.” On Sunday, organizers with the Front for Equal Rights launched a national campaign for marriage equality, demanding full marital and family rights for LGBT couples in Costa Rica. According to the group’s Facebook page, they collected more than 2,000 signatures in support of the bill.Past bills to legalize civil unions and common-law marriage between same-sex couples have languished in the legislature. Marco Castillo, president of the Diversity Movement, told The Tico Times last week that “religious fundamentalist” deputies and a lack of political will were the biggest hurdles to passing LGBT rights and protections in Costa Rica. Costa Rica would be the first country in Central America to approve same-sex civil unions if the provision’s legal interpretation holds up in court.  Tico Times Editorial  Facebook Comments Just days after lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizers kicked off a national campaign for marriage equality in Costa Rica, sexual diversity advocates here are celebrating a bizarre series of events in their favor.After legislators “accidentally” passed a law that includes language that could open a path to same-sex civil unions in the Central American country, President Laura Chinchilla said on Wednesday that she would not veto it, as some lawmakers have urged. “No, we’re going to go forward and will sign this law. We understand that the debate is over how some interpret the law and this alone is not sufficient for the executive to veto the law,” Chinchilla told reporters, according to a video posted by A miracle on the Cuesta de Moras No related posts.last_img read more

Are Millennials Prepared to Enter the Housing Market

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Business Wire reports that 76% of millennials feel confident about how to sell a home, despite having little to no experience, according to a survey from millennials report having confidence, the National Association of Realtors published a report that found that home sellers younger than 28-years old represented just 2% of the homes sold in 2018. The report also found that 76% of older millennials (ages 29-38) were selling a home for the first time.The survey was compiled in April 2019 and is a sample of 1,000 homeowners.“In today’s world, it’s easy to build misplaced confidence due to the vast amount of information available online. While having many resources at our fingertips is certainly a good thing, it’s important to utilize them effectively and to realize which ones are trustworthy and unbiased. This is particularly true for millennials who are selling homes for the very first time,” said Matt Woods, President of The survey found that 59% of consumers between the ages of 18-34 are planning to sell a home in the next three years, which is an increase from the 35% of people between the ages of 35-54 who are planning to sell a home.Millennials, while confident, are lacking the knowledge needed to sell a home, as 81% of millennials reportedly said having a credit score is important when selling a home, when that is necessary when buying a’s survey found that millennials were not the only ones needing additional information on buying or selling, as half of the respondents were unfamiliar with any options for selling a home apart from a traditional real estate agent, or for sale by owner.The millennial generation was also drawn to technology and using online resources more actively than any other age groups, as 60% of millennials check their home valuation online at least once a month. June 12, 2019 633 Views 2019 Housing Market Millennial millennial homebuyer 2019-06-12 Mike Albanesecenter_img Are Millennials Prepared to Enter the Housing Market? Sharelast_img read more

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first_img“Today, our focus is needed on improving profitability again and on deleveraging our balance sheet. In our two other segments (Fresh and Long Fresh), our strategy to build strong relationships with its customers remains intact,” says CEO Hein Deprez.He went onto say that the “reorientation” toward the Fresh and Long Fresh segments will allow “more focused management’s attention anda faster implementation of impactful operational improvement actions for internal profitable growth.””We feel that this divestment is an important step towards a stronger Greenyard,” he says.”Furthermore, the divestment of the Horticulture segment, in combination with the agreement with the lenders and the ongoing deleveraging and improvement plans, will secure Greenyard of the necessary means for the repayment of the retail bond in the summer of next year.” Belgium-based produce company Greenyard has announced plans to sell its horticulture arm to local investment fund Straco for €120 million (US$141 million).Greenyard said it was taking “decisive actions towards a refocus and a strengthened balance sheet.”On Friday, the company revealed it had struck new banking deals as part of a focus to improve its balance sheet and profitability in the wake of this summer’s listeria-linked product recall, which in mid-July the company estimated had cost it US$35 million.Greenyard Horticulture is a market leader in Belgium, France, Poland and Ukraine for growing media and mushroom substrates, exporting to more than 60 countries with 14 facilities in Europe and Russia.  You might also be interested in Greenyard profits at upper end of guidance followi … Greenyard sells Hungarian facility … center_img September 24 , 2018 Greenyard to unlock “untapped potential” with tran … Greenyard in “full swing” to implement recovery pl … last_img read more

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could bury them in her home town between his grandparents’ graves The state of North Dakota would cover the cremation costs since his mother had been a ward of the state Mink would pay the $65 shipping feeSo on Feb 28 the cremated remains of Mary Louise Mink were shipped by the North Valley Crematory in Grand Forks North Dakota via US Postal Service Priority Mail ExpressDonald Mink said he was told to expect the package to be delivered to his home within two daysHis mother’s ashes never arrivedWhat followed Mink said were months of anguish legal disputes with both the crematory and the Postal Service and an alleged falling-out with his own attorneyNow eight months after his mother’s death he still doesn’t know where her ashes are and may have no recourseMink 43 told The Washington Post the situation began to escalate in mid-March when he called the crematory to ask why he hadn’t received the packageAn employee answered Mink recalled and "his exact words were ‘The post office is supposed to get a hold of you’ I was like why ‘Well they’re going to call you and explain everything to you and they’re going to make it right’"He tells me that the post office told [him] not to give me a tracking number I called the post office The lady on the other end said there’s no way that they’d ever do that"Mink called the crematory employee back and "said a few words to him I probably shouldn’t have" before the man finally gave him the tracking number and a note of caution: "I didn’t want to be the one to tell you but your mom’s remains have been lost"Mink looked up the package on the USPS websiteIt was listed as "Dead Mail""Your item could not be delivered or returned to the sender" the tracking tool stated "It is being forwarded to a USPS mail recovery center where it will be processed"Mink filed a complaint against the crematory with the North Dakota State Board of Funeral Service and hired an attorney who obtained an electronic copy of a Postal Service picture of the missing package as it was last seen: The image showed a flat Priority Mail Express Tyvek envelope roughly 11 by 15 inches ripped open and empty The boxed temporary urn that had been inside was gone Mink was shocked to learn that the crematory had placed the temporary urn inside an envelope rather than a cardboard box as the Postal Service recommends in its guidelines for mailing cremated remainsIn letters his then-attorney Stephen Welle alleged that the crematory staff did not properly package the remains for shipping nor did they include a full return address on a slip of paper inside the box as the USPS also recommends"Not only are Donald and Mary’s other family members unable to complete the process of saying their final farewell by laying Mary to rest they must struggle daily with the knowledge that Mary’s remains are lost" Welle wrote in May "Mary Mink’s remains have not been handled in a dignified manner and my clients have suffered severe emotional distress as a result"Mink’s attorney demanded $1 million from the crematory in a settlement He also filed a complaint against the Postal Service for negligence but the USPS denied the claim saying it was protected from liability for lost mail under the Federal Tort Claims ActThe Postal Service has repeatedly reassured Mink that it is continuing to search for his mother’s remains which have likely been routed to a processing facility for undeliverable mail in Tennessee"It’s ridiculous that they tell me that my mother’s remains are just missing mail" Mink said "It may be to them but it’s more than that to me and my family"Neither the Cremation Association of North America nor the National Funeral Directors Association keeps statistics on how frequently cremated remains are lost in the mail"My sense and this is just anecdotal is that it happens infrequently It’s not a regular occurrence" CANA executive director Barbara Kemmis said She noted the most frequently visited page on the group’s website outlines exactly how to package and ship cremated remains "So clearly it’s a topic of interest"Mink never thought he would cremate his mother Though they hadn’t seen each other in nearly 20 years Mary Louise Mink had frequently expressed her end-of-life wishes – and was clear about what she wanted Donald Mink said"My whole life I could remember [her saying] ‘I don’t want to be cremated; I don’t want to burn’ " Donald Mink saidAnd yet the cost to ship her body to Indiana for burial would have been prohibitive he said"I had no choice you know what I mean Because I didn’t have the money to have her body brought back here for a funeral" Mink said "That was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done"What he couldn’t have known then were the legal battles that would lie ahead as the result of that decisionIn response to Mink’s $1 million settlement demand the crematory denied any wrongdoing laying blame on the Postal Service for accepting then losing the packageThe remains had been placed in a "heavy plastic liner bag" that was zip-tied and put inside a black vinyl temporary urn with surrounding empty space filled with foam packing peanuts crematory manager Wayne Sykes told the North Dakota funeral service board in April That temporary urn was then boxed and placed inside the Tyvek envelope he addedThe crematory had shipped "hundreds of urns without incident" in this manner Sykes saidReached by phone a man who identified himself as the North Valley Crematory manager said: "I’m not going to speak to you about this It’s not our doing It’s the US Postal Service Goodbye"An attorney for the crematory told Mink’s lawyer the packaging was consistent with North Dakota administrative code even though the inside label lacked a complete return addressThe crematory’s attorney also accused Mink – who in early June had shared his story with several local media outlets – of spreading "misinformation" and defaming the crematory threatening to sue for slander if Mink didn’t retract a quote he had given to Valley News Live: "Obviously they didn’t know what they were doing"Mink said his own attorney had advised him in June to recant his statement if he wanted to move forward with a possible settlement"There’s no way in hell I’d do that" he said His lawyer soon dropped him as a clientMonths later Mink didn’t mince words in his summation of the case lashing out at nearly every party involved in crude termsOf the crematory he said: "They got a little butt-hurt and their lawyer threatened to sue me I told [my attorney] to tell them to do an explicit act and he said I can’t tell him that He said he couldn’t represent me anymore I’ve been trying to deal with the post office’s lawyers myself"Mink described his former attorney as "a big sissy" who "didn’t have the balls to fight" and "quit me because he said I had a terrible attitude"Reached by phone at his office in Fargo Welle declined to comment on the case but confirmed he is no longer representing MinkThe last significant development in the case came on July 12 when Mink received a letter from the North Dakota attorney general’s office: The state funeral board had ruled that the North Valley Crematory met all of the state’s legal requirements when shipping Mary Mink’s remainsIn short Mink’s complaint was dismissed"We feel terrible about it but the package was shipped according to the law and so we couldn’t discipline the crematory" said Dale G Niewoehner the funeral board’s executive secretaryNiewoehner said the board has since published updated suggested packing guidelines – complete with step-by-step instructions that echo USPS recommendations The new instructions emphasize the use of a box for the outside packaging as well as more complete inside labeling; Niewoehner said the board is also working on getting state code changedMink has little hope his mother’s remains will ever be recovered though he continues to receive periodic Postal Service notifications saying investigators are still searching for the lost package One was dated on what would have been his mother’s 78th birthday"The Postal Service offers our deepest condolences to the family" spokeswoman Kimberly Frum said in an email "We are keenly aware of their desire to locate the missing package as soon as possible We regret that to date the remains haven’t been located But we are committed to our ongoing vigilant search to find them"The Postal Service keeps undeliverable packages of cremated remains indefinitely Frum saidMink said he has "literally called every single lawyer in North Dakota" but has not been able to find a new attorney willing to represent him so he can sue for emotional damages He also wants a public apology from the post office as well as one from the crematory’s lawyer for threatening to sue him he said"It’s not about the money Me and my family we live comfortably We go on two or three vacations a year I work my tail off" said Mink who noted he works two jobs "It’s just my thing is the only way to get people’s attention is to hit them in the pocketbook That’s the truth"Unprompted Mink brought up the case of David Dao whose forced removal from a United Airlines flight went viral in April Mink said he had followed coverage of the United incident bitterly lamenting that Dao had been able to reach a settlement "by playing the Vietnamese card" whereas he couldn’t even get a new attorney to take his case"That little Vietnamese guy he gets his a – beat on an airplane for not getting off an airplane" Mink said "He gets a lawyer that gets him probably millions of dollar I call bullsh- His injuries will heal Me I’m never going to get to lay my mother to rest"Author Information:Amy B Wang is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post which is to win and do their best at whatever sport they’re competing in. however, iPad Air Late November 2013’s iPad Air is sticking around, CPM on Tuesday alleged that the saffron party president is visiting Kerala to create ‘troubles’. shipping 28 goals and scoring only 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reservation of one-third seats for women in Parliament and Legislative Assemblies has caught the attention of others in the opposition (CPM TRS) and it is reported that the BJP government is actively considering passing it in the Winter Session in the Parliament Unsurprisingly the demand has generated some enormously good coverage and many commentators have urged the Prime Minister to heed and follow Sonia Gandhi’s advice Why would anyone they argue not be in support of a Bill that encourages women’s participation in politics After all the percentage of women in the Lok Sabha has gone up by only a small margin from 44% in 1951 to 11% in 2014 and at this pace it will take another 180 years to reach the gender balance that the Bill seeks to create Representational image Reuters To be sure our country will be better off with a lot more women engaged in politics and many genuinely want to see that happening quickly The fact that we only have 62 women in the Lok Sabha is a statistic that should depress us and move us to make genuine effort to make political participation more accessible to women But in our quest and urgency to rectify this serious problem are we moving forward by using a wrong approach Do we really need a law that discriminates between individuals on the basis of gender Are we right in forcing voters to choose between men & women rather than pushing them to vote on how meritorious the individual candidate is The solution often matters as much as the real problem and the solution here—the idea of quotas for women—suffers from serious flaws and limitations First there is a growing temptation among the bill’s most vociferous supporters to disregard any opposition to the bill as sexist No one is making the case against increase in women’s representation in legislative bodies but the argument is against the chosen instrument or method to achieve that goal The tendency to paint all those opposing it as anti-women is a mistake One can raise a demand for greater women’s representation while arguing against a state-backed mandated quota In fact opposing quotas based on gender isn’t sexist but is actually about standing up against discrimination on the basis of gender Second there are several issues with the way the bill has been drafted For instance how did the politicians who drafted the bill decide on the quantum of representation of women in the Parliament or legislative assemblies Why block only one-third of theseats Why not a figure close to 50% After all if you wish to achieve gender balance then why not go the whole hog and reserve seats proportionate to the population of women (48%) If Sonia Gandhi really wishes to “empower women” then she is only doing a half decent job at it On the other hand the bill fortunately contains a sunset clause—the relevant provision herein states that such reservation will end “on the expiration of fifteen years after the commencement of the Act” However this seems implausible and far-fetched Political parties in all likelihood will amend it so that it extends beyond this timeline It is difficult to imagine that any politician will have the guts to oppose such trickery and scheming Essentially the policy is that once reservation is granted it will not be withdrawn Third such a measure is the wrong way to deal with the problem of under-representation of women in politics It disregards the choices that voters make in elections distrusts them and tells them what is right for them It erroneously concludes that we need more women to raise women-centric issues it focuses on numbers rather than merit and it fails to understand why few women run for office in India (only 640 out of 8205 candidates in 2014 union election were women) Our politicians instead need to have a real conversation with the masses on issues such as patriarchy cultural stigmas and social pressures which act as barriers of entry for plenty of women Fourth it creates a serious conflict for many activists who consider themselves as staunch feminists For years they have argued that there are essentially no differences between men & women and that roles can be easily switched between the two On the other hand they demand special quotas for women because they feel women will otherwise not be allotted tickets and be able to win elections on their own This is a strange contradiction and this obsession with gender-friendly policies will only end up harming the intended beneficiaries: women If our politicians do indeed care about equality—they need to publicly build up their case for greater women representation (maybe by offering reservation in their own political parties first or making political funding more transparent) rather than super-impose their wishes upon the rest of us through legislative mandates Fifthly and finally this sets a bad precedent Rather than incentivising women to enter politics naturally this uses a complex coercive method Where does the politics end for reservation of seats We have 131 seats reserved for SC/ST’s and we are now clamoring for reservation for women What next The ripple effects of such policies are often multi-fold and the unintended consequences are substantial The bill tries to tackle a serious problem through a supposedly morally superior way but instead hurts what we should care about the most—our democracy Our politics these days is often seen through the lens of what is fashionable or morally correct rather than what is logical That must change Women should be treated as individuals allowed to pursue what they want and voters should have the freedom to choose their representatives That is what a real strong democracy looks like Concerned NSABB member Michael Osterholm has critiqued the process for reviewing controversial flu papers in a new letter Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Last month one-third of the members of the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) disagreed with the group’s recommendation to publish in full two studies that describe how to make the bird flu virus transmissible in mammals Now one of the six dissenters influenza epidemiologist Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has written a sharp critique of the meeting that led to the decision In a letter sent yesterday to Amy Patterson an official at the US National Institutes of Health whose office oversees NSABB Osterholm charged that the meeting was "designed to produce the outcome that occurred" Osterholm and the other dissenters in particular had strong concerns about a study led by Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam the Netherlands which is under review at Science Osterholm’s seven-page letter obtained by Science recounts many arguments he has made publicly before about the need to redact details of the Fouchier group’s experiments in ferrets a model used to study how influenza viruses behave in humans But Osterholm’s letter adds new scientific detail to his concerns and also 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