Mouthing off

first_img“Someone on the Barclays equity floor is stealing the tops off muffins in the trader café. Someone noticed the muffins this morning and mentioned it to the woman working the register. She is apparently frustrated by it as well, because she doesn’t know how she doesn’t see it happening since they are right in her line of sight”a mole at Barclays lifts the lid on more underhand goings-on in the banking sector, as posted by a supergrass on trading blog Dealbreaker”If somebody wants to open a small bakery to make cheap bread, he goes to the National Democratic Party, pays a bribe and gets a bakery licence. Then he gets a quota of government-subsidised flour and sells it. It’s easy if you have the connections”- Emad Barsoum, a former member of Hosni Mubarak’s ruling party, reveals how simple it is to open a bakery in Egyptlast_img read more

Drug kingpen on death row in Terre Haute executed

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter (“Jail cells at the Southborough Police Station” by my_southborough, CC BY-ND 2.0) Dustin Honken has been executed at the federal prison at Terre Haute. He was pronounced dead at 4:32 p.m. on Friday, July 17.Honken was on death row for killing five people in 1993. He was running a drug operation when he killed two associates, one of their girlfriends, and her daughters, ages 10 and 6.His final words were “Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for me.” He did not show any remorse and did not apologize.This is the third execution at the prison this week. Daniel Lewis Lee and Wesley Purkey were also put to death. Google+ Drug kingpen on death row in Terre Haute executed Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook Twitter IndianaLocalNews By Network Indiana – July 18, 2020 0 341 Previous articleSouth Bend man sentenced to 100 months in prison on weapons chargeNext articleUPDATE: Boy, 5, pulled from Pike Lake in Kosciusko County has died Network Indianalast_img read more

Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley Has Passed Away At Age 89

first_imgLegendary bluegrass musician Dr. Ralph Stanley passed away on June 23rd, at the age of 89. The banjoist played professionally for 70 years, beginning his career in 1946 and playing regularly until his death. He passed away after a long battle with skin cancer.Dr. Ralph Stanley formed one of the first well-known bluegrass bands, the Clinch Mountain Boys, in 1946. They started out playing Bill Monroe songs, before eventually writing their own original music. Along with his brother Carter Stanley, the band continued to see a rise in popularity and eventually caught a record company. Unfortunately, Carter passed away in 1966 from complications from cirrhosis, leaving Ralph to decide whether to perform by himself. When fans urged him to continue, he did.Nearly anyone familiar with the bluegrass genre knows Stanley’s signature banjo playing style, as the man continued to carry on the earliest folk traditions for his entire life. He was awarded a honorary doctorate from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN, and has been inducted into the Bluegrass and Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fames. His version of ‘O Death’ was also used in the movie O Brother Where Art Thou.Rest in peace Dr. Ralph. Our hearts go out to his friends, family, and loved ones at this difficult time.last_img read more

Terri Lyne Carrington is the definition of Black Girl Magic.

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Revered jazz player Terri Lyne Carrington is cool, calm and collected, but her schedule? Crazy. At just 55, she’s earning the highest honor bestowed on jazz artists, the prestigious NEA Jazz Masters Award. She’s nominated at the Grammys for best instrumental jazz album — an award she won in 2014 and is the only woman to do so in the show’s 63-year history. She worked as a consultant on the hit Disney/Pixar animation “Soul,” making sure it portrayed the jazz world accurately. And she’s the founder of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and has spent nearly 16 years teaching at the college.last_img read more

Office For Aging Services To Hold Second Free Face Mask, Sanitizer Give-Away

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: / CC BY 2.0JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Office for Aging Services will hold two free mask and sanitizer giveaways for area seniors on Friday, June 26, and Friday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at all Office for Aging Services’ locations.The free masks and sanitizer will be available during the above hours at 610 W. Third St., Jamestown; 7 N. Erie St. (back of the HRC Building) in Mayville and 45 Cliffstar Ct. in Dunkirk.The event is designed to help older adults in Chautauqua County receive free personal protective equipment (PPE). Seniors can drive by one of the three sites to pick up hand sanitizer, face masks, and resource booklets.“The first give-away was so successful that we are planning two more drive-by distributions of masks and sanitizer,” said Dr. Mary Ann Spanos, Director of the Chautauqua County Office for Aging Services. “Seniors can pick up for themselves and anyone in their household. We recommend seniors have at least two cloth masks so they can be washed daily or after every use. Groups who need PPE should contact the county EOC through its website to request large quantities of masks, sanitizer and other equipment.” Supplies have also been given to all senior housing units in the county. Seniors who need masks and sanitizer and are unable to get to the distribution events can also call NY Connects to make arrangements.For more information about the distribution event or senior services in Chautauqua County, please contact the NY Connects Helpline at (716) 753-4582.last_img read more

Please stop calling me…Unless you’re my credit union

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr T-C-P-A. This four letter acronym invokes a lot of fear in credit unions across the country. Most of that fear is based on the very real risk of facing a lawsuit for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). There are individuals known as “TCPA trolls” who have made a lot of money filing TCPA lawsuits against those institutions that have intentionally or unintentionally placed calls (including text messages) to their numbers. Plaintiffs’ attorneys were quick to notice this trend and have profited greatly from the skyrocketing number of TCPA cases in recent years.For starters, Congress enacted the TCPA in 1991. That’s right, 26 years ago. Considering all of the technological advancements since the ’90s, it is no surprise that the Act is in serious need of modernization. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued several orders since then attempting to clarify the TCPA’s vague language, including in 2003, 2012, and (this one is a doozy) 2015. Shortly after the FCC’s 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order (2015 Order), NAFCU detailed the background and details of the FCC’s proclamation on this blog. Since then, NAFCU has been very vocal about its concerns with the following aspects of the 2015 Order and the FCC’s TCPA regulations generally: (1) the restrictive free-to-end-user exemption; (2) the overly-expansive definition of “automatic telephone dialing system” (autodialers); (3) antiquated distinctions between mobile and residential phones; (4) the very vague standard for revoking previous consent; and (5) a lack of flexibility with regard to reassigned numbers. continue reading »last_img read more

Simon O’Connor: Why we didn’t back euthanasia bill

first_imgNZ Herald 10 August 2017Family First Comment: Superb commentary. Thank you Simon.Throughout this term of Parliament it has been my privilege to serve as chair of the health committee. Over the last two years, it has been my responsibility to lead the inquiry into assisted suicide and euthanasia as requested by a petition to Parliament.I led a group of dedicated MPs from a cross-section of parties in listening to what New Zealanders had to say about this difficult but important subject. I felt it was essential that I maintained an unbiased, even-handed process, though I made no secret of my own personal concerns about the topic.From the outset, I believed it was important for all those concerned to know my opinion so that they could watch me and ensure that I behaved in a fair manner towards all sides and I have appreciated the statements by MPs and by the petitioner acknowledging my professional impartiality.Over 21,000 New Zealanders wrote to the committee with their own thoughts on assisted dying and euthanasia. Of those, 944 people spoke to us in person over 108 hours of hearings. This inquiry was the largest ever undertaken by a New Zealand Parliament and was the largest, most public discussion ever held on this topic.Now that the investigation is complete, now that all of the submitters have been heard, and the report has been written by the health committee as a whole, I feel I can finally say a few words myself.Before entering Parliament I spent years studying ethics and philosophy at university, particularly around human rights. Some might see these fields as impractical but they prepared me well for this investigation. My extensive readings, lectures, and discussions formed the basis of my objection to assisted suicide.I entered this investigation willing to hear evidence from all sides and was prepared to consider new arguments if they were presented. Unfortunately, the arguments in favour of assisted suicide and euthanasia are not terribly well-reasoned. They rely heavily on emotional experiences and intense ideologies. These are not the best foundations for building laws, but they are important and they do deserve to be heard.READ MORE: read more

Season turnaround: Scottish side banks on Akin Famewo

first_img Loading… Former Celtic defender Efe Ambrose on Livingstone radar Saints boss Jim Goodwin said: “With the amount of injuries and everything that we have had over the last couple of months we felt it was an area that we needed to strengthen. “Akin is a player we have seen a number of times this season playing for Norwich U23s, but he trains with their first team. “He’s a good player. He’s still got a bit of developing to do but it’s a win-win for everyone. “We can give Akin senior football and he continues his development.” Famewo’s move is coming a time when former Super Eagles Celtic ace Efe Ambrose is on the verge of returning to the Scottish league. Read Also CAF awards: Eagles stars missing from Africa’s best XI Ambrose who played for Celtic winning several laurels in five seasons sojourn is being wooed back by Livingston. The former Kaduna and Bayelsa United defender, who made 51 appearances for the Super Eagles, became a free agent after a short stay with English Championship side Derby County last year. Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBrother Creates A Phenomenal Dress For His SisterIf Zodiac Signs Were Women: Amazing Artwork By Vivien SzaniszloBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind Scottish Premier League side St Mirren is banking on Nigeria born Akin Famewo to help turn their fortune around in the season. St Mirren currently struggling within the relegation zone have signed Famewo from Norwich City subject to international clearance. The 21-year-old English centre-half, who can also play at left-back, joins the Saints from the English Premier League side until the end of the season. The former Luton and Grimsby defender revealed a discussion with ex-Saint Kenny McLean pointed him towards Paisley. He told St Mirren’s official website: “I’m very happy to be here, I’ve heard a lot good things about the club. “I didn’t know a great lot about Scottish football but I know Kenny McLean and he’s told me a bit about it. “I spoke to him about the move as he has links to the club and I was really keen to join. “The manager has been very welcoming and I’m looking forward to working with him. “I’m very excited as it’s a great opportunity in a great league.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Indy Star’s Top Five

first_imgAn article I read in the Indy Star listed the 5 top juniors playing boys basketball in Indiana.  These are their candidates for Mr. Basketball next year.  Their first candidate is Joey Brunk of Southport.  He is 6’10” and obviously plays center.  The second individual is C.J. Walker of Indianapolis Tech.  He is a 6′ guard and played on the state championship team of a couple years ago.The final 3 include Eron Gordon, a 6’2″ guard playing for Cathedral High School.  If you remember, he caused quite a stir with his transfer from another Indianapolis school.  Another 6’2″ guard is Kyle Guy of Lawrence Central.  The final member of this top 5 group is Damien Jefferson of East Chicago Central High School.  He is a 6’5″ swing man which means he could either play forward or guard depending on the situation.It will be interesting to see how these 5 finish out their senior seasons at their respective schools.  Keep an eye on these 5 names.last_img read more

Driven Racing Oil designates awards for top IMCA national, regional rookie drivers

first_imgThe Memphis, Tenn., manufacturer and distributor gives $100 gift certificates to IMCA Modi­fied, IMCA Sunoco Late Model, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact national rookies of the year, as well as to top regional Modi­fied, Stock Car and Hobby Stock rookies.  Driven certificates will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed begin­ning the following week from the IMCA home office, and are redeemable through Driven Racing Oil only.  To redeem the certification, call Driven Racing Oil at 866-611-1820. “Driven returns this year with a great program targeting first-year competitors once again across multiple divisions,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They have a great product for IMCA racers available from a variety of retailers and we encourage racers to use their products.” A third-year IMCA sponsor, Driven manufactures a wide variety of premium oil and lubri­cants for motorsports customers plus street, marine and off-road usage.center_img Information about those products is available at the website, by calling 866-611-1820 and on Facebook.   MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Drivers earning IMCA national or rookie of the year awards this season see their efforts rewarded by Driven Racing Oil. last_img read more