The event takes place Thursday, February 21st, 7 pmAt the LIDO Theatre, 10156 – 100 Ave FSJThis is a free event and no registration required.A link to the University online presentation CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Dr. Roy Rea, Senior Laboratory Instructor at UNBC will be the featured guest presenter for an evening presentation, ‘You Cannot Love Softwoods and Hate Hardwoods.’Those who are interested in learning more about considerations for moose in forest management are invited to attend this presentation and discussion by the Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute at UNBC and with their partners.The presentation will take a look at forestry practices and consider the concept of ‘not only how much is taken from the forest yet how much is left behind’ and how this would benefit moose and other animal species.
Paringa Resources says production ramp-up at its Poplar Grove coal mine in the Illinois Coal Basin of Kentucky, US, has begun with the commencement of higher productivity, continuous underground mining operations.Raw coal is being brought to the surface and has been processed by Poplar Grove’s coal handling preparation plant (CHPP), the company reported.The commencement of mining using company-operated equipment follows approval from the US Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for the recently amended development ventilation scheme, the company said.Mining to date at Poplar Grove has been undertaken by Paringa’s mining contractor as part of the bottom development using drill and blast techniques. These development activities have included creating a void for the installation of underground infrastructure at the bottom of the slope and a turnout area to enable the efficient movement of underground mining equipment. “This mining activity has produced raw coal which has been run through the CHPP as part of the testing and commissioning of the surface infrastructure,” Paringa said.The mining contractor’s last piece of work is to undertake 80 ft (24 m) of development mining via drill and blast over the next month, which will occur in tandem with Paringa’s operational teams.The next underground mining development activity is the connection of the return and intake air shafts to establish the permanent ventilation system. The connection is being made by Paringa-owned continuous miners in the coal seam, from the turnout to the base of the intake shaft and then to the base of the return shaft. This mining is producing raw coal for processing and subsequent sale to Paringa’s cornerstone customer LG&E. Paringa commenced this activity using the recently commissioned company-operated mining equipment, it said.Paringa said: “The bottom area ground conditions look good with slightly less water and a more competent roof than was expected, although initial mining with the continuous miner has encountered an area of very hard rock which will slow advancement marginally only in the very near term.“Once the permanent ventilation system has been established, the company will commence a typical underground room and pillar mining sequence. All other underground infrastructure, including the bottom sump, temporary slope belt tailpiece and tramp iron magnet, will be commissioned in the coming month to enable the commissioning of the ventilation system needed to begin the room and pillar mining sequence, subject to customary MSHA permanent ventilation system approvals.The company is targeting delivery of first processed coal to LG&E in the second half of March, and has progressed initial shipments activities, including a 2019 shipping schedule and invoicing and payment procedures.On surface, the CHPP is fully commissioned and has been run several times, processing raw material from the mine, with feed comprised of raw coal and waste rock material, Paringa said. “The proportion of raw coal in the plant feed will significantly increase in the coming weeks as mining activities continue using the company operated continuous miner in the coal seam as part of establishing the permanent ventilation system.”Initial raw coal stockpile development has commenced using material produced by company-operated mining equipment, conveyed from the underground mine portal to the preparation plant stockpile area.All other surface infrastructure including the workshops, bath house and river dock has been commissioned.
Sir John Hurt passed away last week, but the War Doctor is still fighting in Big Finish Productions’ latest volume of audio tales.The four-disc Volume 4: Casualties of War CD collection is available now to pre-order, ahead of its February launch.From the minds of Guy Adams, Andrew Smith, and Nicholas Briggs, the three-episode series follows the War Doctor (Hurt) and Cardinal Ollistra (Jacqueline Pearce) as they fight their way from the outer reaches of the galaxy back to Gallifrey.Big Finish Productions“The Doctor finds casualties in every place the Time War has touched,” the Big Finish synopsis said. “Among them, a fighter, a traveling companion of the distant past, who remembers him quite differently. A warrior woman named Leela.”Reprised by Louise Jameson, the classic companion (later known as Leelandredloomsagwinaechegesima) was a member of the warrior Sevateem tribe. She met the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) during his visit to her home planet; the two became friends, and she deserted her world’s new society to follow the Doctor.“We were friends,” the War Doctor says in the Vol. 4 trailer. “I cannot trust you,” a bitter Leela counters.The fourth and final set, “Casualties of War” was directed by Briggs—the voice of Doctor Who‘s Daleks, Cybermen, and various other foes. Fans can pre-order the CD set for $25.05 or the digital edition for $20. An exact release date has not yet been announced.Hurt, who took on the part of the War Doctor at age 73, starred in BBC One’s Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode, “The Day of the Doctor,” opposite the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), and Bad Wolf/Rose Tyler (Billie Piper).The unknown incarnation of the Time Lord—”the one who broke the promise”—faces a moral dilemma in having to save the universe by ending the Time War.Known for roles in Midnight Express, Alien, The Elephant Man, the Harry Potter series, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, legendary British actor Hurt died three days after his 77th birthday, following his fight with pancreatic cancer. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target
More than one in three registered voters in Clark County have filled out and returned their ballots, according to numbers kept by the county’s election department.Out of the more than 241,000 ballots sent this fall to registered voters in the county, more than 82,000 have been returned as of Tuesday. That’s a voter turnout of more than 34 percent so far.By Oct. 30 in 2008, about 44 percent of registered voters had returned their ballots. In 2008 and this year, ballots were mailed to registered voters on Oct. 15.The office of the Secretary of the State predicts an 81 percent voter turnout statewide this election. In 2008, general election turnout was 84.6 percent.Ballots in the Nov. 6 vote-by-mail general election must be postmarked by Nov. 6. Ballots also can be returned on Election Day to several drop-off locations throughout the county by no later than 8 p.m.One 24-hour ballot drop-off box is open between now and Nov. 6 on West 14th Street, about one block east of the elections department, 1408 Franklin St. in Vancouver. The county’s elections office will be open on Nov. 3, a Saturday, to accept ballots in person and to issue replacement ballots.
For instance, the group created a “Nerve Center” at Golf.com for The Masters, a tool that continuously aggregated expert opinions, social media conversations and leaderboards, and updates from The Masters in a single window. The group managed to sell several new sponsorships around the tool, with advertisers including Fidelity, Nike, Calloway, TaylorMade and Adidas. Golf.com ad revenue surrounding its coverage of The Masters was up 138 percent over last year, the group says.At SI.com, the group reported a 13 percent jump in revenue surrounding its 2010 swimsuit content, driven in part by its ramped up video package (about 100 videos in all) which attracted advertisers including Dodge, Heineken, Samsung and Mercedes Benz. SI.com’s coverage of this year’s NFL Draft was its most lucrative in the brand’s history, it says, having won buys from advertisers such as Levitra, Sheraton, the History Channel and IBM. April marked the eighth consecutive month of traffic growth online at Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Group. The publisher says SI Digital sites—including SI.com and Golf.com—saw a 16 percent spike, year-over-year, in unique visitors in April.SI.com specifically saw unique visitors in April climb 17 percent year-over-year, the company says. Year-to-date, meanwhile, uniques have grown 30 percent. Golf.com reported a 53 percent spike in uniques for April, fueled in part by interest in The Masters golf tournament.Revenue at SI Digital also is on the rise, the company says, growing 35 percent year-over-year. Time Inc. declined to offer any specific revenue numbers but says the sales increases have been driven by a number of events and SI franchises.
Domestic equity indices closed Friday’s trade on a listless note as major benchmarks edged marginally lower on the back of selling pressure seen in banking, FMCG and metal stocks. For the whole week, Indian shares saw biggest weekly fall in a month after the US Federal Reserve came out with a hawkish outlook on the rate hike in 2017.While the 30-share index Sensex closed 0.11 percent lower at 26,489.56, the 50-share index Nifty was at 8,139.45, down 0.17 percent. Shares of bank, metals, telecom and FMCG witnessed selling pressure, dragging the indices. But auto and IT companies provided some support to the market amid buying interest from investors, which capped the overall fall on Friday. Buying in index heavyweights like Infosys, HDFC and Reliance Industries also supported this trend.Overall market breadth was negative with 1,117 advances and 1,495 declines. Hindalco was the major loser with its shares closing 3.35 percent lower at Rs 170.20. UltraTech Cement, Bharti Airtel, ONGC and BHEL were the other major losers in Friday trade. Meantime, Tata Motors gained the most with its shares closing 2.15 percent higher at Rs 473.15. Bharti Infratel, Infosys, Eicher Motors and TCS were the other major gainers on Friday.Experts said that market performance would remain subdued during rest of the month as foreign institutional investors would not be active due to Christmas holidays.Globally, most Asian shares traded in the green due to currency depreciation after the Fed’s rate hike. While Chinese yuan touched its lowest point against the dollar since May 2008, Japanese yen also depreciated on Friday. The Fed hiked interest rate by 25 basis points to 0.75 percent on Wednesday from 0.5 percent earlier with an outlook of three rate hikes next year. Meanwhile, European indices were trading in the green taking cues from American markets, which closed on a firm note on Thursday.After a sharp fall of around 40 paise on Thursday, the Indian rupee appreciated 0.10 percent to close Friday trade at 67.76 against the dollar. Meanwhile, crude oil prices rose in the US market with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) touching $51.08 per barrel as oil firms in West Asia informed customers about supply cuts in coming days.
Buildings are reflected on the glass windows of the NSE (National Stock Exchange) building in Mumbai, India, December 27, 2016.Reuters fileThe Indian equity market declined on Wednesday with the S&P BSE Sensex losing over 300 points during the afternoon session.The weakness in the domestic indices came on the back of a similar trend in the Asian markets along with a sharp decline in rupee and a slowdown in the manufacturing PMI data, analysts said.Most sectoral indices traded in the negative, led by auto, metal and banking stocks. The S&P BSE auto index lost 534.70 points on weak December auto sale figures.The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange also declined over 100 points to trade around 10,800 points.At 1.20 p.m., the Nifty50 traded at 10,807.35, lower by 102.75 points or 0.94 per cent from the previous close of 10,910.10 points.The Sensex, which had opened at 36,198.13, traded at 35,932.66 points, lower by 321.91 points or 0.89 per cent from the previous close of 36,254.57 points.So far, it touched an intra-day high of 36,236.70 and a low of 35,866.30 points.The Indian currency slumped 45 paise on Tuesday to trade at 69.89 per dollar (around 1.20 p.m.), against the previous close of 69.45 per dollar.Also, the decline in the Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index released during the day subdued the market sentiments. The index declined to 53.2 in December, from 54 in November.
Shahudul Haque and Ashraful HudaThe High Court on Monday granted six-month bail to former Inspectors General of Police (IGP) Ashraful Huda and Shahudul Haque, who were convicted in a case filed over 21 August grenade attack, reports UNB.The High Court bench justice Sheikh Abdul Awal and justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty passed the order after hearing on their appeals.Lawyers Mohammad Arsadur Rouf and Jamilur Rahman stood for the IGPs.Arsadur Rouf said that now there is no bar to their release from jail.Earlier on 13 January, the High Court accepted the appeals of 44 convicts, including 18 condemned ones, for hearing in the 21 August grenade attack cases.On 10 October, a speedy trial tribunal sentenced 19 people, including former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar and former deputy minister for education Abdus Salam Pintu, to death while 19 others, including BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, to life imprisonment in two cases filed in connection with the 21 August grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.Besides, 11 people were awarded different jail terms in the sensational cases.Among the convicts, former Inspectors General of Police (IGP) Ashraful Huda and Shahudul Haque were sentenced to four years jail and fined Tk 50,000 for harbouring the offenders under two separate sections of the case.
00:00 /02:27 – / 4The sun is setting outside, but the excitement is just beginning inside the Talento Bilingüe de Houston Community Center just east of downtown.Teenagers are stringing up colorful lights above a small stage. Music and laughter fill the room to the side, where people are hanging up tote bags bearing pictures of Frida Kahlo. Pink shelves line one of the walls.A new bookstore is coming to Houston’s East End.“We were here over the weekend painting shelves, so it’s unglamorous work right now,” says Tony Diaz, the founder of the literary non-profit, Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say. Until now, they’ve never had a physical location to sell books.“People have said that downtown Houston was a book desert,” Diaz says. “We’ve just created an oasis.”They’re calling the place Nuestra Palabra Books and Art. It’ll feature works by and about Latinos, including local authors whose books may be hard to find in the big-name bookstores.“Like Marie Elena Cortes,” Diaz explains. “She has a book called Neglected by Two Countries. It’s about kids who’ve been kind of caught in the immigration system and it’s their personal stories.”The store had its soft opening inside Talento Bilingüe last week. They’re waiting for the green light from the city to knock out part of an inside wall to make room for a counter, then the grand opening will follow. It’s not just a place to pick up a book. They’ll also serve coffee and sell art.“Our community really needs a cool little bookstore to come chill at because these are serious, heavy duty times,” Diaz says. “And I think now, more than ever, we do need a place where we’re not by political party and we’re not going to bully people. We’re going to celebrate people.”Diaz says they plan to host nationally-published authors for readings at least once a month, alongside community writers.“I think this is a great place for everybody to meet on a common, even ground,” he says. “Meet us in person, have a good time or take some books away. A lot of times, folks come up to me and say, ‘Hey, what are some books that can tell me about the Latino experience?’”So far, there are about 500 books in stock, with room to grow to about 2,000. Someday, it may be even more than that.“We would love to have the issue where we have to expand, but we haven’t even officially opened yet,” Diaz says with a laugh. “So, it’s kind of one thing at a time.”The grand opening of Nuestra Palabra Books and Art is set to take place sometime before Christmas. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share
JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUT NEWSHouston in August 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey hit.The City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) announced Wednesday it is adding five experts on disaster recovery, affordable housing and finance to its staff as part of the ongoing efforts related to the post-Harvey recovery.According to a news release from the HCDD, the experts will focus on meeting the extensive short-term housing needs of Harvey survivors and preparing for the long-term federal disaster recovery funds expected to be available for Houston in late summer.“We have to ramp up if we are to meet the needs of our residents who still cannot return to their homes,” noted Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.Tom McCasland, director of the HCDD, said the department strategically selected the new staff to fill gaps and increase capacity in the fields of finance, disaster recovery, policy development, constituent services and compliance. Share
The Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy led the 2016 Emancipation Day parade on April 16 down Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. (Photo by Melanie R. Duncan)The 2016 D.C. Emancipation Day parade April 16 was greeted by a diverse crowd as it proceeded down Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The holiday is a central part of the capital’s annual commemoration of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862 – which freed 3,185 slaves in the District.The parade showcased local politicians, civil and voting rights leaders, and several District of Columbia Public School marching bands, as the journey from slavery to freedom was celebrated.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said in a statement, “As we celebrate Emancipation Day, we honor the many champions who have fought for equality and civil rights throughout our history. Each year, we use this historic moment to renew our push for full democracy and statehood for the residents of the District of Columbia. We will not stop until we achieve full statehood.”A small group of Georgetown University students held a banner during the processional in favor of D.C. statehood, echoing sentiment from a Freedom Plaza rally to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol the day before.A panel of civil and voting rights experts assembled April 15 at The Willard Hotel in Northwest D.C. to discuss how voting rights restrictions impedes civil rights. The panel was moderated by Elaine Jones, the first female president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. Panelists included U.S. Reps. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), Terry A. Sewell (D-Ala.), Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), and Wade Henderson, executive director and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.Shadowing previous years, a free concert and fireworks display at Freedom Plaza concluded the Emancipation Day celebration. Acts included April Sampe’, Black Alley, Be’la Dona, Raheem Devaughn, Rare Essence, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Trouble Funk.“On behalf of the 680,000 residents in Washington, DC, we are honored to carry on the tradition of celebrating Emancipation Day,” D.C. At-large Councilmember Vincent Orange (D) said in a statement. “This tradition, through public events including lectures and discussions, helps to educate, inform, and engage today’s Washingtonians about our rich and important history.”
Cozumel, Q.R. — The director of natural protected areas for Cozumel says that boats who drop anchor among the reefs will be penalized.The announcement comes after several incidents with a boat that repeatedly dropped its anchor in the Cozumel Reef Park, causing damage. The incident was reported to the Directorate General and Regional with a request to sanction those responsible.Reports say the alleged perpetrator is Francisco Ribón Gallardo, the private secretary of former governor Roberto Borge, who was involved with a boat and yacht rental company.Cristopher González Baca, director of the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Conanp) and director of marine park of Cozumel said, “We already did management with offices of the Regional Directorate and with central offices to take care of it in another way since this person did notrespond to us.”“We cannot allow this type of thing to happen. This has been an issue that the service providers have called to our attention.“We cannot allow a person without criteria, a person without any correct conduct, to act like this in any way,” he added.In November, a boat in Mahahual also dropped its anchor among coral reef. The boat belonged to a dive company and was reported by local Mahahual businessmen.The company was reported after underwater patrols carried out an inspection to verify the condition of the reef. Divers found large pieces of coral had been broken away from the reef, damage that takes up to 50 years to repair.Locals say that was not an isolated incidentClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
Survey Shows Room for Mortgage Business Expansion at Banks Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Confidence Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Processing Profits Regulation Service Providers 2012-10-22 Tory Barringer Share in Data, Government, Origination, Servicing Banks may be missing out on an opportunity to expand their mortgage business by a substantial portion, according to a consumer mortgage study conducted by “”Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group””:http://www.cgcginc.com/ (CG).[IMAGE]The group conducted a survey to gauge consumer thoughts on their concerns about the mortgage process and what kind of features would attract their business; it also announced it is hosting a “”webinar””:https://www306.livemeeting.com/lrs/1100005398/Registration.aspx?pageName=715lb25wjgsp3zcp November 15 to discuss the findings.The survey showed 39 percent of respondents have their mortgage with their primary bank (the bank with which they conduct most of their business), while 70 percent would prefer to have their mortgages with one of their major banks. CG said that gap may represent an opportunity for a 79 percent increase in business.What’s more, when asked if they would be willing to pay more on their mortgage if it went through their primary bank, 39 percent responded positively.According to the survey, cost is the biggest factor for consumers when it comes to new mortgages and refinancing-84 percent rated cost as one of the five most important factors in the mortgage process. Customer service was another major factor (rated in the top three). A little more than a third of consumers said they would be willing to pay more for a mortgage if the customer service experience was top-quality. [COLUMN_BREAK]Of those respondents, 52 percent said they would pay more just to be able to complete the process more easily.As far as consumer complaints go, high interest rates, high payments, and taxes and escrow are the top three most frustrating issues regarding current mortgages. The slow process was another concern, with 56 percent of consumers saying slow execution is one of the most painful aspects about applying for a mortgage.Other complaints were related to customer service: Untrustworthy advice was a problem for 26 percent of consumers, while 32 percent said their lender was difficult to communicate with. Nearly a third said it was too difficult (or impossible) to track the status of their mortgage application.Tom Mataconis, VP of consulting at CG, said the survey results paint a clear picture of how lenders can improve their business.””Banks must align to customer values to win mortgage market share,”” Mataconis said. “”CG believes that banks who focus on trust and customer service as differentiators will gain market share in the new normal. Low cost is simply table stakes.””In other areas, the idea of industry regulation doesn’t have many consumers excited, it seems: Only 23 percent of respondents believe regulatory changes will have a positive impact on their next mortgage, while the remainder believe changes in regulation will have a negative impact, if any, on the process.The survey also showed some optimism for the housing market. Only 4 percent of respondents expect housing values to decline over time, while 46 percent expect their home values will grow significantly and should deliver “”significant financial return.”” More than half of respondents still consider their home to be their most important investment, especially those whose family incomes are under six figures. October 22, 2012 433 Views
“”Vice Capital Markets””:https://www.vicecapitalmarkets.com/Default.aspx, one of the nation’s leading mortgage hedge advisory firms, named former managing director Troy D. Baars president.[IMAGE]Baars joined the company in early 2008 during the onset of the financial crisis. During his tenure, he has been instrumental in helping the company’s clients successfully navigate through market movements and changes in the landscape of mortgage salability. His work helped the company triple its size at a time when others were struggling to keep clients.””Troy has done a magnificent job since joining the company five years ago as Managing Director. He not only brought a deep and complex level of experience to the company, but quickly earned the trust and confidence of our clients, our traders, and other employees,”” said CEO Chris Bennett. “”Over the past several years, Troy has gradually assumed many of the duties of President, so in a sense this promotion for him recognizes of the role to which he has already so effectively evolved.””A 17-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Baars’ career is rooted in the secondary and capital markets, having been in charge of all hedging and related secondary marketing functions for a large mortgage banking firm as well as SVP of correspondent lending for a savings bank.””I’m honored by this opportunity to continue Chris’ tradition of strong leadership, customer service and employee focus,”” Baars said. “”We’re so fortunate to get to work with such a terrific group of clients, and I look forward to continuing our mission to be the very best hedge advisory firm in the country in my new role as President.”” Share April 15, 2013 444 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-04-15 Tory Barringer in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing New,Vice Capital Markets Shakes Up Executive Ranks with New President
“I don’t think it’s any secret that we’ve said all along it’s our intent to have Larry Fitzgerald retire a Cardinal,” Keim said on Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “I don’t want to get into it too deep, but with planning purposes, financially, from a cap standpoint, all those sorts of things, we have Larry’s number already baked into our numbers.”Fitzgerald could see his deal restructured, he could negotiate an extension, or he could be traded, according to Florio’s report.Keim kept the possibility of a restructured deal on the table.“We’ve had ongoing talks with (Fitzgerald’s agent) Eugene Parker and we will continue to have ongoing talks, but the best I can tell you is that it is our intent to keep Larry and to make sure that he stays a Cardinal for the rest of his career,” he said.“Even though it’s still not 2015, it’s my job to look at 2015, ’16, ’17 and years beyond, and we have to make good business decisions.”Fitzgerald restructured his contract in February to reduce the Cardinals’ 2014 salary cap hit. Last month, ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert called Fitzgerald’s contract one of the most onerous in the NFL. Your browser does not support the audio element. Comments Share Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: Steve Keim, AZ Cardinals GM The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals’ Sunday night showdown with the Seattle Seahawks didn’t go according to plan, but Cards fans received a potential piece of good news shortly before kickoff. On Sunday, NBCSports.com’s Mike Florio reported Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will not be cut next season, despite speculation that he might be released due to the $23.6 million he’s set to make in 2015.On Monday, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim affirmed the report. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Tennessee rapper no longer wants to withdraw his guilty plea from a weapons charge that was filed after he was arrested with a gun following a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub that left 25 people injured last year.Little Rock television station KATV reports that Ricky Hampton told a federal judge Wednesday that he accepts “full responsibility” after admitting earlier this year he possessed a gun at an eastern Arkansas night club a week before the Little Rock shooting.Hampton last month asked for a hearing to withdraw his guilty plea.Hampton uses the stage name “Finese2Tymes.” He was performing on July 1, 2017, at Little Rock’s Power Ultra Lounge when the shooting began . No one was killed but more than two dozen people were injured , mostly from gunshots.___Information from: KATV-TV, http://www.katv.com/The Associated Press FILE- This July 2, 2017, file photo provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office in Pine Bluff, Ark., shows Ricky Hampton, also known as Finese2Tymes. Hampton, a Tennessee rapper no longer wants to withdraw his guilty plea from a weapons charge that was filed after he was arrested with a gun following a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub that left 25 people injured last year. Hampton told a federal judge Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, that he accepts “full responsibility” after admitting earlier this year he possessed a gun at an eastern Arkansas night club a week before the Little Rock shooting. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File) Rapper not dropping guilty plea in Arkansas gun case AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Nov 15, 2018 6:25 am PDT
A roundtable discussion for the enhancement of the cooperation between the EU and the Commonwealth on agriculture, climate change, the blue economy and trade was organised in London earlier this week by the Cyprus High Commission in the UK.The discussion was held in association with the Royal Commonwealth Society and it featured as the main speaker the Cypriot Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Nicos Kouyialis. The participants were High Commissioners and representatives from all Commonwealth member-countries.In his address, the Minister noted that the two organisations need to be collaborating effectively and more closely together on the sectors of agriculture, environmental policies and the blue economy since for most of the Commonwealth countries these sectors are the main driving forces of economic development and survival. A more specific subject of cooperation is the protection of oceans and dealing with marine pollution.Kouyialis also updated the participants on the procedures within the EU for securing free trade agreements with third countries, in view of the upcoming negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.The Commonwealth countries Ambassadors thanked the Cypriot Minister of Agriculture for explaining the ways of the EU on the sectors in his jurisdiction and they also expressed their gratitude for the Republic of Cyprus’s efforts to promote and institutionally strengthen the relationship between the Commonwealth and the EU.The Cyprus High Commissioner in the UK Euripides Evriviades presented the initiatives which Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has taken over the last couple of years during his tenure as Chairman of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group in order to promote the two organisations’ working relation.The discussion confirmed the importance that the Commonwealth member-countries attribute to enhancing trade with the EU member-countries, through liberalising trade and simplifying EU commercial processes in importing goods from the Commonwealth.Investment and trade between Commonwealth countries will be among the top issues expected to be discussed during next April’s Commonwealth Summit in London.CNAYou May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Attorney-General Costas Clerides said on Thursday he would ask the president to authorise the write off of a €250 fine the Larnaca district court imposed on a 70-year-old man who had stolen a packet of chicken breast from a supermarket to feed his grandson.The sentencing of the man caused uproar, with people saying it was an unfair and cruel measure to take against the pensioner.The man was ordered earlier in the week to pay the fine after being found guilty of stealing last July the €6.40 pack of chicken to feed his diabetic grandson, who is under his care.The man reportedly told the court that he was forced to steal as his pension had not arrived on time and he had no money to buy food.The court heard that the man hid the pack under his shirt, but on his way out was stopped by a shop employee who had seen what he had done.“It was a moment of shame for me. My pension had not arrived and I could not pay for it. I was forced to steal. My grandson suffers from diabetes and can only eat chicken. I could not bear to watch him go hungry,” the man was quoted as telling the court by daily Politis.The daily also reported that the attorney-general’s office was asked for its opinion, which led to the man being prosecuted.Clerides said on Thursday, however, that he was never consulted on the matter and that in cases of petty offences police act on their own initiative.“They should however, exercise discretion and ask instructions for such cases,” Clerides told Sigmalive.He added that courts too, ought to take into consideration all parameters in their rulings.“Taking into consideration all the facts that have come to our knowledge in retrospect, this is a sad case. Our intention is to ask the president to grant a pardon by writing off the imposed fine,” he said. Only the president, he said, has the tight to order such a thing following the suggestion of the attorney-general.Clerides said his office receives daily requests for debt write-offs from people who are unable to pay, or for suspension of imprisonment orders and other affairs.“In cases when serious humanitarian reasons arise, our interference is positive and prompt,” Clerides said.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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