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Highway 104 from Amherst to New Brunswick Border Reopens

first_imgHighway 104 from Exit 4, at Amherst, South Albion St., to the Nova Scotia – New Brunswick border has been reopened to most traffic, however empty tractor trailers are still not allowed on the road. Winter conditions continue and whiteouts may develop suddenly. Drivers are advised to proceed with caution. -30-last_img

Sears pulls funding from student drama festival

first_imgA competitive drama showcase for high schools across Ontario that has run for 71 years faces an uncertain future after learning that main sponsor Sears Canada is pulling out.“Knowing how easily dramatic arts get swept under the rug in secondary schools, I just feel sad for future students,” said Taryn Dougall, a theatre artist based in Toronto who took part in the Sears Ontario Drama Festival as a teen.The festival, founded in 1946, helped launch the careers of numerous Canadian actors, including such celebrities as Rachel McAdams and Keanu Reeves. Advertisement Since the loss of support became known, “students have come out of the woodwork” to express their dismay, citing their experiences as a highlight of their childhood, said Wayne Fairhead, the festival’s executive director.“Funding sponsorships is, unfortunately, not something that we can consider while under operating under (creditor) protection,” Vincent Power of Sears Canada wrote in an email.The festival’s organizers were alerted to Sears’ decision at the end of June, Power said. The festival is considered an after-school program and not part of any theatre or drama programs taught in schools.READ MORE Executive director Wayne Fairhead, left, with students, performance judge Ken Gass, second right, standing; and city Councillor Paula Fletcher, right. (WAYNE FAIRHEAD) Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Mehdi Benatia I Lost Faith in Allegri He Was Insincere

By Mohammed Amine BenabouRabat – Former Juventus defender and captain of Morocco’s Atlas Lions, Mehdi Benatia, has expressed his displeasure at his now-former coach, Allegri Massimiliano.His statement came as a reaction to the alleged “broken promises” Allegri had failed to fulfill, particularly after Leonardo Bonucci, who has a highly reputable profile, returned back to Juventus. Benatia left Juventus earlier this year after spending multiple games on the bench, breaking his contract in order to join the Qatari Al Duhail club.At first, Allegri objected to Benatia’s decision to leave Juventus for another team, but Benatia stood firm because he demanded more game time and did not want to have his “butt glued to the bench.”In an interview about his signing with Al Duhail, the 31-year-old French-Moroccan Benatia, who captained Morocco’s national team at the World Cup, told L’Equipe that Herve Renard, head coach of Morocco’s national team, is “not only my selector, but also a friend of mine.”In voicing his discontentment with his former Juventus coach Allegri, Benatia said that he would not mind staying on the bench “if there were to be a player much more competent than I am.” In those circumstances, he said, “I would assume my role as a leader on the team with a smile.”He added that Renard thought “I had to pursue my career in Europe, [but] he respected my decision.”Benatia chose Al Duhail over other clubs despite tempting bids because he said he wanted his kids raised in a “Muslim culture.”Read also: Morocco’s Mehdi Benatia Officially Exits Juventus for Qatar’s Al DuhailBenatia, who joined Juventus in 2016, said that he initially decided to stay with his team after having been reassured that Bonucci, the newly arrived defender, would not immediately take his place unless he proved himself.Benatia eventually decided to “look somewhere else” when he realized Bonucci was getting more game time. Al Duhail competed for Benatia with Manchester and Monaco and ended up getting him for €10 million.The captain of Morocco’s national team, Mehdi Benatia joined the Atlas Lions’ squad to play Cameroon in an Africa Cup Nations (CAN) qualifier late last year. read more

Slawomir Szmal one more year at Vive Tauron Kielce

Slawomir Szmal Kielce’s hero from Cologne 2016, where Polish champions took crown at VELUX EHF Champions League, goalkeeper Slawomir Szmal, won’t stop his career in summer 2017! The Polish team announced that new contract is signed with 39-years old goalie, who came to the club in 2011.“Szmal will stay in Kielce until summer 2018”, stated reigning EHF CL champions.That means Serbian goalie Vladimir Cupara will join club after Szmal’s departure in 2018. The 23-years old Serb playing at Spanish BM Ademar Leon.Another player from ASOBAL will join Kielce in 2018 – left wing Anhel Fernandez. ← Previous Story Slovenians publish “Gusko-Repkin” dossier from Zagreb match Next Story → RK Celje PL “open letter” to EHF president Wiederer: Handball needs changes!

SpaceX Grasshopper 10 breaks altitude record on its last flight

first_imgSpaceX has made yet another successful test flight of the Grasshopper reusable vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL) rocket, but this one is significant for two reasons. It smashed the previous record by reaching an altitude of 744 meters, but it was also the final flight for Grasshopper v1.0. Don’t be too down, though. SpaceX is preparing for even bigger v1.1 test flights in the near future.The goal for the Grasshopper program is to perfect the complex computer control system that would allow the Falcon 9 rocket to lift off, and eventually lower itself back to Earth after delivering its payload to orbit. This would allow for a truly reusable launch platform, and the most recent test is the best sign yet that SpaceX could pull it off.In the span of 80 seconds, the Grasshopper v1.0 leaps almost half a mile into the air, then sets itself back down on the 30×30 meter launch pad. The footage was captured from a hexacopter hovering worryingly close to the rocket as it hung in the sky — it’s a very science fiction moment.The Grasshopper test bed is based on the company’s Falcon 9 first-stage rocket, which is the launch vehicle used to get the Dragon capsule into orbit for International Space Station supply runs. The first generation Falcon is currently being mothballed as development of the Falcon v1.1 is finishing up. The new Falcon variant has more thrust, and it’s over twice as tall at 224 feet. This rocket will be the heart of Grasshopper v1.1. The new test bed could start flying later this year, assuming the new engine configuration of the Falcon v1.1 checks out.last_img read more

Husband of Irish woman shot dead while on holiday in Tunisia found

first_img 34,734 Views By Louise Roseingrave Feb 21st 2018, 3:16 PM “I thought we were going to die on the day. I just didn’t know what was going to happen,” Carty said. After the attack, he went looking for his wife.“She was a nurse, so I knew if Lorna was able to move at all she’d be looking for me. I knew there was something wrong. I headed for the beach,” he said.Before he found his wife, he lifted a beach towel placed over a body and recognised the face of Martina Hayes.Giving evidence, Sinead Hayes (33), the only child of Martina and Laurence Hayes, from Westlodge, Athlone, Co Westmeath said the couple went on holiday to mark their wedding anniversary.“They were due to fly back into Dublin at midnight on 26 June, a Friday. Unfortunately they never got to fly back,” she said.Disguised rifleGunman Seifeddine Rezgui had disguised his Kalashnikov rifle under a parasol as he walked 700m from a parked van onto the beach where he opened fire.The three Irish were among the first of his 38 victims. The inquest heard the Islamic State gunman specifically targeted tourists during the 30 minute attack before he was gunned down by Tunisian authorities.Witness Raymond Hegarty and his family ran from the pool area as the gunman approached behind them.“I remember hearing the whizz of bullets and the thud of them hitting something,” he said. The family barricaded themselves into their hotel room and stayed quiet.Rachel Godber and her husband were due to check out on 26 June. She hid her children in the step well of a desk in an office near the hotel lobby.“There was panic in the room. It was crowded. I could hear gunfire and explosions. At one stage there was banging on the door,” she said.The jury returned a verdicts of unlawful killing for all three deaths and recommended that a link to a Department of Foreign Affairs smartphone App alerting tourists to risks associated with travel abroad be permanently displayed on all travel websites and form an integral part of all travel bookings from now on.In a statement after the inquest, the Carty and Hayes families said no words could express their pain.“We are all still devastated by the tremendous loss we have endured. We hope that no family ever has to ensure the pain and tragic loss we have suffered,” they said.We thank all of those who have been here for us over the last 32 months and who have provided support and comfort to us, they have brought us some solace during this difficult time.Read: Policeman shot dead near site of massacre where three Irish people were killedRead: Minister confirms two more Irish citizens died in Tunisia attack THE HUSBAND OF a woman shot dead by a terrorist while on holiday in Tunisia found her dead beneath her beach towel.Declan Carty went looking for his wife after a gunman went on a killing spree that claimed 38 lives. Three Irish people were killed in the attack, Carty’s wife Lorna (54) and Laurence (56) and Martina Hayes (55) from Athlone, Co Westmeath.“I went to the beach, I lifted a towel. It was Lorna… She was lying with her head to one side as if she was lying in the sun,” Carty said.Dublin Coroner’s Court heard harrowing evidence from tourists staying at the Imperial Marhaba Hotel at Port El Kantaoui in Sousse, Tunisia where the attack took place shortly after noon on 26 June 2015.Carty and his wife had moved there from another hotel due to construction work.“There was banging and clattering. Lorna explained that I’d had a heart attack and I was on holiday to rest,” he said.The couple, from Balbradagh, Robinstown, Co Meath were “delighted” with the new hotel.The holiday had been paid for my Carty’s brother.“It was a fine hotel, quiet. We were enjoying our holiday. We met another Irish couple, the Hayes,” he said.On the morning of the attack, Carty was in the hotel room and his wife was at the beach. The couple’s bags were packed, they were due to leave that day. Wednesday 21 Feb 2018, 9:30 PM I woke up to what I first thought was fireworks. It sounded like a machine gun. I looked out but everything looked normal, there was a jet-ski and a paraglider moving in the water.People runningWhen Carty saw people running and screaming along the beach, he tried to phone his wife but got no answer.He ran to the lift where he met a staff-member ‘in a panic.’“She turned white. She was pointing at the key in my hand, she’d no English. There were other guests there and we ran to my room and stayed there for the duration.There was glass crashing, I could hear a bullet ricocheting. There was shooting and it went on for a while. A tourist places places flowers at the scene of the attack in Sousse, Tunisia Image: Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP/Press Association Imagescenter_img Short URL Share66 Tweet Email1 13 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3863858 A tourist places places flowers at the scene of the attack in Sousse, Tunisia Image: Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP/Press Association Images Husband of Irish woman shot dead while on holiday in Tunisia found her beneath a beach towel 38 people were killed in the 2015 attack, including three Irish people. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sarri unsure over Chelsea title challenge

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri remains uncertain over their Premier League title credentials after beating Crystal Palace 3-1 on SundayAlvaro Morata’s brace along with another goal from fellow Spaniard Pedro secured the win for Chelsea.Following their triumph at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are now on 27 points from 11 Premier League games.The Blues also remain unbeaten and are just two points shy of leaders Manchester City.But Sarri is still unsure whether Chelsea can sustain a season-long challenge after last term’s outcome.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“I don’t know, I don’t know,” Sarri told reporters on the club website.“At the beginning, we knew very well that there was a gap. There was a gap last season, 30 points.“So I think that, at the moment, we need only to think… to try to recover the large part of this gap.“I hope to recover almost all the gap, but I don’t know. I think it’s very difficult to cover 30 points in six months, but we are trying.”Although Chelsea have won the Premier League twice in the last four seasons.last_img read more

Memorial vigil set for boy dropped off Newport bridge

first_imgNEWPORT, Ore. — A candlelight vigil for the 6-year-old autistic boy who was dropped off the Yaquina Bay Bridge will be held Saturday night in Newport.KATU reports as part of the memorial for London McCabe at the Rogue Brewery, classmates will release balloons at 7 p.m. Saturday.His body was found after his mother called 911 Monday and said she dropped her son into the water.Jillian McCabe is being held without bail and has not entered pleas to charges of aggravated murder, murder and manslaughter.An uncle said she was under intense emotional distress from years of caring for the child and more recently for her disabled husband.last_img

Woman found dead inside SW MiamiDade home

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after, they said, a woman was found dead inside a home in Southwest Miami-Dade, Friday.7Skyforce HD hovered above the scene at Southwest 107th Avenue and 43rd Terrace, where, police said, they discovered the body of 44-year-old Barbara Diaz.Detectives said her death is being investigated as a homicide.Police said a man showed up at a nearby fire station and made statements that led officers to the home. He was taken to Miami-Dade Police headquarters for questioning.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Latenight conditions preempt firefighting efforts at McHugh Creek

first_imgAnchorage firefighters were alerted to a forest fire near McHugh Creek south of the city late Wednesday night. The fire was at least 45 minutes up a trail on the North side of the creek but did not appear to be growing rapidly. Due to the location, darkness and weather conditions, crews couldn’t respond until this morning to extinguish it.Download AudioAlaska division of forestry fire management officer Norm McDonald says six crewmen were dispatched to the site early Thursday morning.“The fire’s about one acre in size, and it was about 30% active about midday, McDonald said. “Firefighters will remain on scene throughout the day and tomorrow. At this time, we don’t have a cause, that’s under investigation.”McDonald says the firefighters couldn’t get in very far with a fire truck.“They just are hauling everything up to the fire on foot,” said McDonald. “It is about a mile off Rabbit Creek trail.”MacDonald says no homes or structures are threatened by the fire.last_img read more

4G Smartphone base expected to be 180 million by 2017

first_imgIt is expected that fourth generation (4G) Smartphone base will jump from 5 million in 2015-16 to 180 million by 2017-18, leading to 4G subscribers accelerating from almost zero in 2015-16 to 90 million by 2017-18, a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch said here on Saturday.”We expect a faster acceleration towards 4G and see a large proportion of 2G subs leap-frogging 3G and moving to 4G. We expect 4G Smartphone base to jump from 5 million in 2015-16 to 180 million by 2017-18 leading to 4G subs accelerating from almost zero in 2015-16 to 90 million by 2017-18,” the report said.”It is expected that 4G net adds will be faster than 3G net adds by 2018-19 and estimate 3G subs to be largely restricted in areas where 4G coverage is limited,” the report added.The report said with Reliance Jio’s launch expected to be in March 2016 or later, it is believed that the three big players – Bharti, Vodafone, Idea – will have a head-start in 4G and also have incumbency advantage.”We think that continued delay from Jio will make it difficult for Jio to poach more high-end subs as the company would need to focus on offering a differentiated service as aggressive pricing alone would not be able to help Jio have a sustainable advantage,” it added.It considers that the top 5 percent customers of big three telecom companies, who contribute to 25 percent of revenues, to be sticky and unlikely to switch now with 4G being offered by their existing telecom operator.”We estimate the big 3 telecom 4G market share to increase from 53 percent in 2016-17 to 60 percent by 2019-20 though we estimate Jio to have largest subs market share in 4G,” the report added.last_img read more

This Weekend Is Emergency TaxFree Weekend

first_img Share Less than $75Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or 9 volt)First aid kitsFuel containersGround anchor systems and tie-down kitsHatchetsAxesMobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargersNonelectric coolers and ice chests for food storageNonelectric can openersPortable self-powered light sources (hand cranked flashlights)Portable self-powered radios, including two-way and weather band radiosReusable and artificial ice productsSmoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectorsTarps and other plastic sheeting For more information, contact us at comptroller.texas.gov/taxhelp, or call 1-800-252-5555. Less than $300Hurricane shuttersEmergency ladders Free ImagesAn emergency tax-free weekend begins at midnight Saturday morning and ends at midnight on Monday.“The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last year provided a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for any emergency,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar in an emailed statement. “This tax holiday allows people to save money while ensuring they have the supplies they need if disaster strikes.”The Texas Comptroller’s Office says the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday waives sales taxes on things like: tools, first aid kits and phone chargers.Qualified for tax exemption:Less than $3000Portable generatorslast_img read more

Bowser Gives HUD Secretary a Tour of Shaw

first_imgWard 6 advisory neighborhood commissioner Alex Padro (far left) walks with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, HUD Secretary Julian Castro and District Department of Housing and Community Development Director Polly Donaldson as they tour the Shaw neighborhood on May 21. (Photo by Rob Roberts).In recognition of his department’s work for half of a century, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development was escorted on a short tour of a District neighborhood by the city’s mayor. On May 21 D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) showed U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro a part of the historic Shaw neighborhood as a part of the department’s 50th anniversary activities. Bowser said that HUD’s investment in producing and protecting affordable housing has made a difference in that area.“Whether they have been here for five minutes or five generations, Washingtonians understand the District’s brightest days are still ahead,” Bowser said. “That’s because for decades, the District has worked with HUD to preserve and expand affordable housing options. The District and HUD are ensuring that those in need have a chance to share in the recent prosperity and revitalization.”Shaw is named after Civil War Union Col. Robert Gould Shaw who commanded the storied all-Black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. After the war, Blacks remained in Shaw and built their homes, schools, businesses, churches, and entertainment establishments in the area from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century.Howard University was a neighboring landmark in Shaw during those years with many of its residents working or attending school there. The nationally known “U” Street corridor is considered a part of Shaw and was once known as the nation’s “Black Broadway.”However, the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 devastated Shaw, and for decades it remained a crime and drug-invested haven. The opening of the Shaw-Howard University Metrorail station in May 1991 started the economic revitalization of the neighborhood and now it has been gentrified by young professionals, most of whom are White.Alex Padro, an advisory neighborhood commissioner for 6E01 and Polly Donaldson, the director for the D.C. Housing and Community Development Department (DHCD), accompanied Bowser and Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio. The tour participants visited the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA on Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., the first in the nation for African-American women.The YWCA is being renovated to accommodate low-income women and women with special needs with support from the DHCD and a Federal Housing Administration loan.The party then walked two blocks to the construction site of the Channing Phillips project and Lincoln/Westmoreland apartments, both projects supported by DHCH and HUD.The last stop was Progression Place, a mixed-income development with some affordable housing units and the headquarters of the United Negro College Fund.Bowser said she focused on Shaw instead of housing developments east of the Anacostia River  because “there is significant HUD involvement” in the neighborhood. Castro said he understands the dynamics of what is happening in Shaw.“What I see is a neighborhood rising,” he said. “People of all income levels should have the chance to live in Shaw. The people who lived here during the tough times shouldn’t have to leave.”The political leaders grabbed a cup of coffee at the Uprising Muffin Company, a shop owned by Donnie Simpson Jr., son of the famous television and radio show host.Eugene Puryear, former candidate for a D.C. Council at-large seat, was there when the mayor and the secretary stopped, and was not impressed with the tour. “It looks like a photo-op to me,” Puryear said. “It is more of a spectacle than anything of substance. It shows that there is no connection between the political class and the average person.”Larry Adams, a Shaw resident for decades, was happy to see the mayor and the secretary. “This is positive,” Adams said. “It’s good that the mayor can show people examples of how the city is progressing.”last_img read more

Outback Steakhouse Is Not a Satanic Cult—Or Is It

first_imgWtf is Outback Steakhouse planning pic.twitter.com/l1CSafkdOK— balenci-who? aga ☭ (@eatmyaesthetics) July 27, 2017Often associated with occultism/Wicca and Freemasonry, the five-pointed star was used symbolically in ancient Greece and Babylonia. Now, conspiracy theorists believe it illustrates satanic goings-on behind the steakhouse’s closed doors.As Jezebel’s Lauren Evans put it: “You don’t just get a 10-ounce steak for $12 without at least a little help from the devil.”Spurred by @eatmyaesthetics’ speculation (covering New York, Indiana, Arizona, and Georgia), Twitter users posted their own local pentagrams, connecting the dots between Outback restaurants in North Carolina, Ohio (“Sin-cinnati,” indeed), California, and Virginia.Outback Steakhouse shrewdly responded to the controversy on Friday, trolling the trolls with an image of its famed Bloomin’ Onion hovering over headquarter city Tampa, encircled by half a dozen restaurant franchises.That’s not fooling anyone, though. Minneapolis Bans Construction of New Drive-ThrusBurger King’s Impossible Whopper Available Nationwide For Limited Time People have worshipped at the Church of the Bloomin’ Onion for nearly three decades. But Outback Steakhouse promises it isn’t practicing witchcraft.The Australian-themed casual dining chain defended itself against a series of memes suggesting the restaurant is actually a front for a satanic cult.When Twitter user @eatmyaesthetics on Thursday posted a set of map images connecting multiple Outback locations in the shape of a pentagram, the Internet went wild.AdChoices广告 Stay on target If the Bloomin’ Onion is evil then we don’t want to be nice. — Outback Steakhouse (@Outback) July 28, 2017Jezebel takes the hypothesis a step further, revealing that one of the restaurant’s four creators is Trudy Cooper (née Olson)—the same name as the former (and 23-years dead) wife of astronaut Gary Cooper—who appears in a photo snapped in 2013.Try eating the steak-and-crab meal backward to discover Outback’s hidden secrets.Parent company Bloomin’ Brands did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment. But in a statement to the Daily Dot, the company said it has “no plans … other than to bring bold steaks and Bloomin’ Onions to our guests.”Their strategy—black magic? mysterious hooded figures?—remains unclear.Outback Steakhouse hasn’t gotten this much publicity since season six of 30 Rock, when Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) stages a fake paparazzi photo outside a Florida location.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

PlayStation App for iPhone Android Doesnt Play Games

first_imgI’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that there’s a PlayStation app coming soon for the iPhone and Android handsets. The bad news is that it doesn’t actually do what you’re hoping it does–i.e. play games.The app is more of a supplemental resource for PlayStation owners. You can use it to check things like trophies and friends’ statuses, discover information about new games, read the PlayStation Blog, and share info via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. PlayStation phone it’s not.The app is coming “very soon” to European markets like the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy. More markets will follow later.last_img

Classical at its best

first_imgIt was the time when all the classical dance lovers witnessed a great talent in the Capital. Renowned Kuchipudi exponent Meenu Thakur and her disciples performed live at the event Feel India, an initiative of Incredible India and IDTC on 24 April at Hotel Ashok. The performance encompassed a mosaic of classical Kuchipudi pieces however the major attraction of the event was Tarangam performed by Thakur enthralling the present audience and eliciting appreciation and applause from  them. The artistes were later felicitated by ITDC.Thakur is one of the leading Kuchipudi dance exponents. She has flair and grace for an efflorescent dance style Kuchipudi. Her style represents a combination of the feature of Purusha Sampradaya (original male dance tradition) of  Kuchipudi and its Anuroopa (transformation of the male dance style into female interpretation). She has excellent command over technique and abhinaya.last_img read more

Court Deals a Blow to Hopes of GSE Investors

first_imgCourt Deals a Blow to Hopes of GSE Investors Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Investors GSE Profits Lawsuits Net Worth Sweep 2016-09-09 Seth Welborn September 9, 2016 704 Views Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Several GSE investors have sued the government over the sweeping of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac profits into Treasury (aka the “Net Worth Sweep), a practice that began when the bailout agreement was amended in August 2012.Those investors have suffered a number of setbacks in the last couple of years, however. The latest one came on Friday when a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky threw out a lawsuit filed by a GSE investor against the GSEs’ conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and the U.S. Department of Treasury claiming the Net Worth Sweep damaged Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.According to the Wall Street Journal, Judge Karen Caldwell in the Kentucky court ruled that courts were barred under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008 from interfering with the FHFA’s authority to act as conservator of the GSEs, saying that the HERA was a “statutory scheme that swept away courts’ authority to enjoin FHFA conduct.”Caldwell’s ruling further stated that the FHFA was not required by law to restore Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to a “sound and solvent condition” or to “preserve and conserve” their assets, according to the Journal; instead, the provisions in the HERA granting the power to restore the GSEs to solvency and preserve their assets were not mandatory but were permissive.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac received a combined $187.5 billion bailout from taxpayers in 2008 to remain afloat. In September 2008, they were taken into conservatorship by the newly-created FHFA. In 2012, the GSEs returned to profitability but the terms of the bailout agreement were amended in August of that year to require all of their profits to be swept into Treasury every quarter instead of the original agreement of 10 percent annually.Courts have dismissed similar lawsuits by GSE investors in Iowa in February 2015 and in Washington, D.C. in October 2014. In August 2016, the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed a suit filed by GSE investor Tim Pagliara, who was seeking to examine Freddie Mac’s financial records. Several GSE suits are still pending in the courts, including one by Pagliara in Delaware seeking to examine Fannie Mae’s records.last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals’ trip to Denver didn’t really go according to plan.Not only did the Broncos beat the Cardinals 41-20, but Arizona suffered a multitude of injuries that could prove costly moving forward.Quarterback Drew Stanton, cornerback Patrick Peterson, defensive end Calais Campbell and tight end Troy Niklas all left the contest and were unable to return. General manager Steve Keim was a guest of Doug and Wolf Monday morning on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM and updated the situation on the injured players, including Campbell, who appears to be the most seriously injured. Top Stories – / 53 Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN: Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals General Manager center_img 0 Comments   Share   With starter Carson Palmer’s status still very much in the air due to a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder and Stanton facing the concussion protocol and an uncertain immediate future, Keim finds himself in a difficult situation in terms of staffing the quarterback position.“That depends on the next 24 to 48 hours,” he said. “There are some unknowns on Carson still and then depending on how Drew responds from the concussion. We’ll be ready. We have two to three names of guys we’ll bring in on a moment’s notice, but we just have to see how the next 24 hours plays out.”Keim said Niklas, the rookie tight end from Notre Dame, has a high ankle sprain and will undergo an MRI Monday. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “Calais will have an MRI this morning, it looks like it’s a Grade-2 MCL sprain,” Keim said. “Those are tricky in that there have been guys that have played the following week and there are guys that have missed a couple of weeks.”Campbell was the victim of a chop block by Denver tight end Julius Thomas in the third quarter, a block head coach Bruce Arians called the dirtiest play he’s seen in his 37 years of coaching. Thomas was flagged, but remained in the game and caught his second touchdown pass after the penalty. He apologized to Campbell through teammate Antonio Cromartie after the game.“Pat Peterson did not have a lot of swelling after the game and is probalby going to be day-to-day, but I don’t expect him to miss any significant time,” Keim said.Peterson suffered an ankle injury late in the contest and hobbled off the field.Stanton was sacked by Denver’s Von Miller in the third quarter and was slow to get up. He was replaced by rookie Logan Thomas, who made his NFL debut and threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to Andre Ellington.“We’ll go through the concussion protocol and we’ll know a little bit more on him later as well,” Keim said. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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I think it is immoral and I think it is sinful.D. with 8 inches The storm brought whiteout conditions to the Red River Valley on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning making travel dangerous for most of the region A no-travel advisory was issued for northeast North Dakota and parts of northwest Minnesota including Polk CountyInterstate 29 was closed between Fargo and the Canadian border until noonEmergency staff and law enforcement responded to numerous reports of vehicles in ditches Wednesday night and Thursday morning around the region US Highway 2 also closed Thursday morning between East Grand Forks and Crookston after a semi jackknifed and blocked the lanes according to the Minnesota Department of TransportationNo injuries were reported in the crash Minnesota State Patrol Sgt Jesse Grabow said The highway reopened around 1 pm ThursdayNorth Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt Adam Dvorak called a no-travel advisory a “very stern warning” for drivers to not be on the roads“When it is no travel advised it is bad” he said “Ultimately don’t go out there unless if it is an absolute emergency”Plows in Grand Forks had to pause briefly Thursday morning as the storm worsened but for the most part crews cleared streets without major problems said Blake Beckstead street supervisor with the city of Grand Forks“We had a few stuck cars that we had to work around but I’m hoping to have everything passable by 8 pm today” he said Thursday “Then we are going to work around the clock widening the trouble areas”East Grand Forks declared a snow emergency meaning vehicles are not allowed to park on city streets until crews have cleared the roadsThe Herald named the blizzard after Betsy Perkins who managed the Amazing Grains Food Co-opClosingsThe storm also prompted a long list of school and government office closings The city of Grand Forks and Grand Forks County closed its offices for the day Classes for most schools in the Grand Forks region including public schools in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks were canceled Some schools including Devils Lake and Grafton delayed start times by two hours UND and Northland Community and Technical College closed their campuses and canceled classes Thursday The universities will reopen FridayThis is the second blizzard to hit this winter — Blizzard Axl caused schools to close early Dec 4 and left roads icyThere are various factors that are considered to determine if UND closes its campus including visibility ability to remove snow from streets sidewalks and parking lots actions from other school and government entities and the weather report university spokesman Peter Johnson said“Our first concern is the safety of our students faculty and staff” Johnson wrote in an email “So lots of factors are weighed as the university makes the best decisions it can with the information at hand and always within the framework of thinking first about the safety of our students faculty and staff”Dangerous wind chillsThe blizzard was expected to clear by 1 pm Thursday but the area will be hit by another arctic blast that should stick around for the rest of the week Highs likely won’t reach above zero Thursday in the area The forecast high for Grand Forks is 5 below according to meteorologists Langdon ND,000 signatures. mainly because its stars are so revered. The U. Creeping Sharia just got up on its hind legs. pick and pack.com/7MSNHQaE73 Nate㊉9; (@gavinfckr) September 26, Deputy Inspector General of Police Abubakar Sale Ningi and two of his entourage at Sauna Kawaji quarter Kano leaving them in the pool of their own blood The retired DIG was said to be returning from his factory along the Kawaji area when he was attacked by some unknown gunmen and brutally killed alongside his entourage Police image maker in Kano Mr Rilwanu Tanimu Dutse who confirmed the incident could not at the point of this report disclose the identity of the other two who were killed alongside the former DIG Meanwhile it was gathered that the body of the late retired DIG and the other two victims have since been deposited at Gamji Military Hospital Kano At the moment investigation is ongoing in order ascertain the source of the attack or a glass box in New York City that kept under constant surveillance.

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