WE Day, a series of inspiring stadium-sized, life-changing events that take place around the world, announces the initial list of speakers, performers and presenters attending WE Day Seattle on April 21, 2017 at the KeyArena at the Seattle Center.Alongside partners, led by Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft and The Allstate Foundation, WE Day Seattle brings together 15,000 local change-makers, inspirational speakers and world-renowned performers to celebrate their commitment to taking action on social issues.Taking the stage this year is a cast of new faces and returning WE Day favorites, including Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll and Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks, Lily Collins, Allen Stone, Grace VanderWaal, Buzz Aldrin, Jordan Fisher, Skai Jackson, Yara Shahidi, Jenna Ortega, Jordan Smith and more.This star-studded lineup will join international activists and WE co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, to share their passion for change and energize the crowd with unforgettable performances and motivational speeches to inspire another year of action.“Speaking on the WE Day stage and hearing the brave and inspiring stories of youth across America who are making a difference, has given me strength to speak publicly about my own story in my new book Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me” said Golden Globe nominated actress and author, Lily Collins. “I’m so excited to be back at WE Day Seattle surrounded by thousands of young people who encourage and support one another, embrace diversity and stand up for what they believe in with the goal of working together to make the world a better place.”Also announced today, WE Day is proud to welcome Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actress and model Ciara as the newest co-chairs of WE Day Seattle. Russell and Ciara join the roster of WE Day Seattle co-chairs, including Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll, Executive VP, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft, Judson Althoff and Founder, Jolene McCaw Family Foundation, Jolene McCaw helping to champion WE Day across the state. To celebrate their role as co-chair, Russell Wilson and Ciara will participate in the event next month to motivate youth in attendance. Wilson is founder of The Why Not You Foundation — dedicated to creating real and lasting change in the world by motivating, empowering and preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders.“The youth at WE Day Seattle inspire us to continue to make an impact in the community — together we can change the world,” Russell Wilson and Ciara said. “They are truly leading the way towards positive changes by teaching us to support each other and to strive to make a difference every day. We are overjoyed to play an even bigger role in supporting WE Day Seattle and elevating today’s youth.”More than a one-day event, WE Day is connected to the free, yearlong educational program WE Schools. Providing schools and community groups with curriculum, educational resources and action campaigns, this program is designed to enhance a school’s existing social initiatives or spark new ones. WE Schools encourages students to further their curricular learning, develop life skills for success beyond the classroom and become change-makers. In the 2015/2016 school year schools and groups in Washington state improved their community through WE Schools by volunteering more than 600,000 hours and raising over $900,000 for causes like hunger, homelessness, bullying and the environment.“WE Day celebrates the amazing young people who have taken action at home and around the world, to create sustainable change for a better tomorrow,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE. “Standing in a stadium full of passionate youth will affirm your belief that real change can happen—and is happening every single day right here in Seattle and across the state. This past school year more than 650 schools and groups in Washington made an incredible impact in their own backyards and in communities around the world through their commitment and passion for change.”Chimacum High School has gone above and beyond to support the Seattle community. This past year its students partnered with a nearby “rival” school to collect over 2,000 pounds of food to donate to the Tri Area Food Bank. They are also supporting those in need by creating care packages—filled with essential hygiene items—and distributing the packages through a local coffee shop. Over the past five years, students have also raised over $5,300 for causes in Haiti, including healthcare, alternative income opportunities, water, food and education.You can’t buy a ticket to WE Day — students from across the country earn their way by the actions they take on one local and one global cause of their choice. WE Day is free of charge to students and teachers, thanks to the generous support of Microsoft and The Allstate Foundation. Microsoft is proud to empower young people — in Seattle and around the world — with the resources, skills, and inspiration they need to create a more inclusive world. The Allstate Foundation believes good starts young, and is committed to empowering America’s youth with the strength, confidence and leadership skills to step us as leaders and achieve success in their lives.This year, even more youth from across Seattle, Washington State and the U.S. will be able to experience the energy of WE Day Seattle. For the first time, WE Day will use the Microsoft Educator Community site to showcase live video messages to students and educators who cannot join the show in person. Following the live event there will be an hour-long highlight show available to stream or download.Anyone can find their place with WE and commit to making a change in the world. The first step is to take the WE Pledge at WE.org. By taking the pledge, participants are joining the WE Community and making a commitment to live WE every day. For every pledge made on WE.org, $10 will be donated to local and global programs.
Rabat – The recent statements of head of government and Secretary General of the Justice and Development Party (PJD), Abdelilah Benkirane, have shone a spotlight on the strained friction within the PJD Electronic Brigade, known better as the Knight of Justice and Development.After Benkirane’s controversial statements following the tragic death of fish vendor, Mohsen Fikri, urging PJD supporters not to join the protestors denouncing horrific death, the Electronic Brigade’s members took to social media networks to counterattack the stance of Benkirane, which they viewed as “a sort of censorship and a crackdown on freedom of speech.”In a statement given on October 14, Benkirane denounced the attack launched by the E-Brigade against Ministers party leaders. He called upon those who may have links with “these creatures that [he does not] know where they hide, to tell them to calm down.” For his own part, Benkirane claimed to have “no personal knowledge as to their identities.” In response to Benkirane’s statement, one of the PJD’s members said, “On Facebook they [the Knights of Justice and Development] are the Electronic Brigade, while during the electoral campaign they were donkey mills.”Since then Benkirane has publicly distanced himself and his party from the Knights of Justice and Development. He has denounced their use of social media to gain support for the PJD as using unethical means.In the same context, another member of the PJD said, “As far as I know Benkirane does not lose patience with other different opinions […] He knows the power of the Electronic Brigade and its political weight, though his recent strong statement against the Electronic Brigade is a recognition from him [shows] its weight. Benkirane [only] wants its support. He currently does not want its recommendations concerning the PJD alliance [with the other parties].”Despite this, a determined group of PJD members poured into the streets to express their solidarity with the fishmonger, disregarding Benkirane’s urges to avoid joining the protestors in the squares.Following the release of his statement, several Moroccans openly expressed their dismay, questioning whether Benkirane is the head of the government for all citizens, or merely a tool of the PJD and its supporters.Edited by Constance Guindon
The Toronto stock market closed higher on Tuesday as investors reacted to positive economic data on both sides of the border and hope the U.S. Federal Reserve could provide a jolt of energy to the economy.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 187.23 points to end at 11,788.36. The TSX Venture Exchange was up 4.63 points at 1,264.38. The Canadian dollar gained US0.56¢ to US98.21¢.Traders expect the Fed will unveil a plan to stimulate the economy at the end of its two-day meeting, which began Tuesday. It’s expected to extend Operation Twist, under which it sold $400 billion in short-term securities and replaced them with long-term securities in an effort to put more downward pressure on long-term rates.Meanwhile, Wall Street also found some optimism in the latest housing data.The U.S. Commerce Department said overall housing starts fell 4.8% in May, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 708,000. However, the report showed that U.S. builders started work on more single-family homes, which suggested a slow recovery in the housing market.The Dow Jones industrial average increased 95.51 points to 12,837.33. The Nasdaq composite index rose 34.43 points to 2,929.76 and the S&P 500 index was up 13.20 points at 1,357.98.In commodities, the July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 76¢ to US$84.03 a barrel.July copper was down half a cent at US$3.43 a pound, while August gold was down $5.40 at US$1,6221.60 an ounce.TSX gold stocks were the sole decliner, dropping 0.7%, while the metals and mining sector was up 3%.“Investors are realizing right now that the markets are cheap,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis, Mo.“There’s been a tremendous discount placed on this market because of what’s going on in Europe, while if you just look purely at the fundamentals … it’s by no measure a standout, but it’s likely to continue to be a positive. If you can manage to look past Europe for a couple seconds, the markets look a lot brighter.”In corporate developments, fuel cell company Ballard Power Systems cut its 2012 sales guidance and said Monday it now expects an adjusted operating loss due to delays in signing a deal in Brazil. Revenue is expected to total about $85 million for the year, down from an earlier estimate of $100-million. Ballard shares were up 2¢ at $1.14.World stock markets were largely flat as relief from Greece’s election results evaporated amid worries that the financial crisis in the 17 countries that use the euro is far from over.Here are the closing numbers:TSX — 11,788.36, +187.23S&P 500 — 1,357.88, +13.10Dow — 12,843.23, +01.41 Nasdaq — 2,927.90, +32.57 Here’s the news investors were watching today:Spain’s debt costs reach alarm levelsCanadian housing boom to grind to a haltWalgreen to buy 45% of Alliance Boots for $6.7-billionBombardier to begin CSeries testing in JulyON DECK WEDNESDAYECONOMIC NEWS UNITED STATES12:30 a.m.U.S. Federal Reserve announces interest rate and policy decisions 2:15 a.m.Press conference with U.S. Fed chairman Ben Bernanke CEO economic outlook survey CORPORATE NEWSUNITED STATESGoodrich Corp Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.71 a share Bed Bath & Beyond Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 84¢ a share Red Hat Inc. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 27¢ a share
CALGARY — A Calgary man was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for an investment scam in which he cheated clients, friends and family out of millions of dollars.Robert Sellars, who is 76, pleaded guilty to fraud earlier this year for bilking 350 mostly Calgary-area investors of almost $27-million.Court heard Sellars used his contacts from 50 years in the insurance business to attract clients to invest in his new company.He said the money was being invested in gold mines, gravel quarries and overnight, interest-rate differentials on European banks. He promised annual returns of 15 to 18% and as high as 36 per cent.But it was all a Ponzi scheme. Money received from newer investors is used to pay interest payments guaranteed to older investors.The company eventually went into bankruptcy.“Reading the victim impact statements is heartbreaking,” said Alberta provincial court Judge Catherine Skene.She also ordered Sellars to repay close to $10-million dollars in restitution to some of his clients, but admitted she “saw little sign” he would be able to do so.Sellars had already served a two-year jail term after previously pleading guilty to violations under the Alberta Securities Regulations for taking investments, keeping the principle and not paying returns.Both the Crown and defence made a joint submission asking for the four-year term and pointed out Sellars had not been living a lavish lifestyle.Crown prosecutor Shelley Smith said there were a number of aggravating factors.“The offender took advantage of the high regard he was held in the community,” she said. “His actions had a huge impact on his victims.”But Smith said Sellars does deserve some credit for the early plea.“Mr. Sellars has accepted full responsibility for the investment scheme and has shown genuine remorse.”Lawyer Don Macleod said his client made a mistake and could have retired comfortably from the insurance industry if he had not got involved in the investment scam.“He now finds himself living in subsidized housing,” Macleod said. “He has not lived a handsome lifestyle.”
UN Secretary-General Ban ki-moon will this week receive the report of his Internal Review Panel on the actions of the United Nations in Sri Lanka.Martin Nesirky, spokesperson for the Secretary-General said that the report will be made public once the UN Chief reads it. The report, commissioned by the Secretary General, is being headed by Charles Petrie and came to be after the UN panel of experts in the ‘Darusman report’ suggested that the UN actions during the final war in Sri Lanka be reviewed.
Methyl bromide, a major ozone-depleting substance, is being phased out for some key agricultural purposes, such as fumigation of soils and pest control on farms, under an international agreement called the Montreal Protocol. But pest-control uses involving exports of commodity crops such as rice, maize, nuts, and animal fodder, cut flowers, hides and consignments in wooden pallets are exempted. In a message marking International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, Secretary-General Kofi Annan noted that 17 years after the signing of the Protocol, more than 90 per cent of ozone-depleting substances had been phased out. But while congratulating parties to the protocol for this remarkable success, he asked them to overcome some of the remaining challenges in this area. UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Klaus Toepfer, too, noted the progress made but also the challenges lying ahead. “Efforts to repair the ozone layer have been one of the great environmental success stories,” he said.“Scientists estimate that, by the middle of the century and as a result of the phasing-out of numerous ozone-damaging chemicals, the ozone layer will be repaired. But this is far from guaranteed,” he added, calling on governments to re-double efforts to assess the quantities of methyl bromide being used on commodity export crops so as to fill in “significant knowledge gaps” on worldwide use. He also cautioned that while, under the Montreal Protocol, developed countries are required to end use of methyl bromide on farms by the end of this year, Australian, European and North American governments are seeking so-called “Critical Use Exemptions” beyond the 2005 deadline on grounds that alternatives may be less effective and more expensive. Mr. Toepfer said the quantities used on farms was well understood and “I hope we are now on a trajectory where its controlled uses are set to diminish.” But he warned that the precise levels being used for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes to kill insects like long-horned and bark beetles, wood boring wasps, moths and other pests remains uncertain. As part of UNEP’s overall efforts to protect the 20-mile high ozone layer, the agency today released a new animated awareness video, “Ozzy Ozone,” in which the main character, an ozone molecule, takes viewers on a voyage of discovery to find out exactly what is attacking the layer. It explains how children can protect themselves from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation caused by ozone depletion. More than 56 Governments are broadcasting the video on their national television channels, reaching millions of viewers worldwide.
Perhaps the clearest evidence of Tennessee’s fall over the last decade is how the Volunteers have lost their status as the premier program in their own state.Tennessee (5-7) squandered an opportunity to earn a bowl bid in coach Jeremy Pruitt’s first season by losing 38-13 at Vanderbilt in its regular-season finale. This marks the third straight year that Tennessee has lost to Vanderbilt, an in-state rival it has traditionally dominated.While Vanderbilt (6-6) awaits its bowl destination and Memphis (8-4) and Middle Tennessee (8-4) prepare to play in conference championship games, the Volunteer State’s flagship program is finished in November for a second straight season.“Lord knows we’ve got a long ways to go,” Pruitt said. “We’ve got to improve.”Tennessee has gone 2-5 against Vanderbilt over the last seven years after posting a 28-1 record against the Commodores from 1983-2011. The 38-13 result Saturday was Vanderbilt’s most lopsided victory in this series since a 26-0 triumph in 1954.The setback against Vanderbilt gave Tennessee its seventh losing season in the last 11 years. Pruitt is Tennessee’s fifth head coach during that stretch.That’s a stunning fall for a program that won at least eight games every year from 1989-2004 and had at least 10 wins in eight of those seasons, including the 1998 national championship run.Tennessee showed some signs of progress under Pruitt, who inherited a team that set a school record for losses last year during a 4-8 campaign in which it went winless in SEC competition.The Vols won at Auburn when the Tigers were ranked 21st and posted a home victory over a Kentucky team that was ranked 11th at the time. But they also lost by at least 25 points six times.After that victory over Kentucky put Tennessee one win away from bowl eligibility, the Vols closed the season with blowout losses to Missouri and Vanderbilt.“I just wish we could have stayed more consistent,” defensive lineman Alexis Johnson said.Defensive end Kyle Phillips noted that good teams sustain their level of play each week and acknowledged that the Vols “don’t show up every Saturday.”“We definitely have a young team with some new faces trying to embrace the new culture that this coaching staff is trying to bring to us, and everybody wasn’t bought in,” Phillips said. “That’s what happens when everybody’s not bought in. That’s when you get inconsistent play.”Johnson and Phillips join Shy Tuttle as departing senior starters on the defensive line, but that’s one of the only areas in which Tennessee faces significant graduation losses.Tennessee was the only Football Bowl Subdivision program that didn’t have any seniors start a single game on offence this fall. That inexperience was evident as Tennessee ended the regular season ranked 122nd out of 130 FBS teams in yards per game (325.5). Rutgers is the only Power Five team ranked below Tennessee in that category.On defence, the secondary had true freshmen Alontae Taylor and Bryce Thompson starting at cornerback for much of the season.While Tennessee figures to return most of its key players from its 2018 team, the Vols still must add much more talent to get on equal footing with most SEC teams. Pruitt used his postgame news conference Saturday to make a pitch to potential recruits.“We’ve got to recruit some depth to where we get competition,” Pruitt said. “When we do that, we’ll get better in a hurry. I think if a young man wants an opportunity to have a chance to play in the SEC really early, this would be a good place to start.”___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25___Follow Steve Megargee at https://twitter.com/stevemegargeeSteve Megargee, The Associated Press
IT’S ONE OF the more peculiar celebrity meetings of recent times.When Lady Gaga was in London yesterday she dropped into the Ecuadorian embassy to see Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living there since June in a bid to gain asylum.We want to know: What do you think the two of them talked about during the five hour visit? The restrictive approach to internet freedom and democracy by western governments? The use of music as a political statement? Themselves?Over to you…(Image: LittleMonsters.com)Read: The Dredge: Lady Gaga is starting a revolution with semi-nudity > Read: Ecuador’s president says Assange allegations ‘not crimes’ in most places > Pics and Video: When celebrities get confused by geography >
Skyrim is a huge game that you could potentially never run out of things to do in due to its infinite quest system. Anyone whose spent double digit hours playing has probably made a few notes and forgotten where they found X a few times on in the expansive landscape.Now there seems to be an answer to that problem in the form of a new app for your iPhone, iPod or iPad. It’s called Dragon Shout and gives you access to a hand drawn, interactive Skyrim map.Not only does the app give you quick access to a finger-scrolled complete map of the world, you can also add loads of information to it. Maybe you want to record all your battles, mark down where those items are you couldn’t carry, or keep a note of quest locations. With Dragon Shout you can.Although functionality will be limited when the app becomes available, future updates certainly make it worth downloading. You’ll be able to share your map markers with others and even chat to other players just like an IM client in real-time. Android device owners will be happy to hear Dragon Shout is being ported and will come to the Android Market too.I’d suggest forgetting your phone or media player when the app arrives, and instead getting a nice stand for your 7- or 10-inch tablet. Position it next to your PC display and use the map as a second screen, scrolling and marking as you go.Not to get your hopes up, but there’s also plans to make a HTML5 version available “for around v1.2.” However, that’s not guaranteed to happen just yet. Fingers crossed, though.For now, check out a quick preview of Dragon Shout below:More at Dragon Shout, via Joystiq
Une pilule de troisième génération micro-dosée remboursée à 65%France – Desobel Gé 20, une pilule contraceptive, sera la première pilule faiblement dosée remboursée par la Sécurité Sociale.Commercialisée par Effik depuis le 22 janvier dernier, la pilule sera remboursée à hauteur de 65%. Il s’agit de la deuxième pilule de troisième génération à être remboursée mais de la première pilule faiblement dosée : 20 microgrammes d’œstrogène contre 30 pour Stéderil par exemple.À lire aussiContraception masculine : bientôt un bouton pour contrôler l’éjaculation ?Il s’agit d’un évènement important puisque ce type de pilule est utilisé par 50% des femmes utilisant ce genre de contraception. De plus, leur prix est en général assez élevé.Il faut cependant souligner les cas de thromboses nerveuses profondes dues à certaines pilules du même type. Cette maladie peut entraîner une embolie pulmonaire. Pour la Desobel Gé 20, les experts n’ont toutefois pas émis de remarque quand à un danger cardiovasculaire.Cette nouvelle pilule doit être prescrite par un gynécologue et est commercialisée au prix de 2,90 euros la plaquette. Le gouvernement espère, avec cette mesure, réduire le nombre d’IVG.Le 1 février 2010 à 11:37 • Emmanuel Perrin
Related Items:consumer protection, fortis tci, fuel prices, malike cummings, premier rufus ewing Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvienciales, 23 Jan 2015 – The government will not at this stage contract any independent company to investigate why there are not greater savings for TCI consumers on fuel at the pumps and on electricity bills, despite falling oil prices globally. During the Q&A portion of that media debriefing yesterday, Premier Rufus Ewing explained at this stage it is satisfactory for Malike Cummings, the Energy Commissioner to do the work; he outlined what Mr. Cummings instructions are on the investigation commissioned by Cabinet. “There is that which falls under his responsibility which is Fortis, because it falls under the regulations with regards to him as the Energy Commissioner in regulating the utility companies such as Fortis; so he has already compiled information. In addition to that he will also give us a report as to the changes and fluctuations in prices at the pump. We do not have any legislative teeth to regulate at the pump but what we can do is to look at trends and to see whether or not those trends indeed reflect what we would expect as a percentage decrease that we are seeing globally as well.” Consumer Protection legislation is also being considered said the Premier; his government is looking to The Bahamas for a review of how the laws function there. “We have also been looking at various models of consumer protection legislation that we would like to put in place; I have actually contacted The Bahamas and looking at some of their consumer protection legislation that they have that can be of benefit to us here in the Turks and Caicos Islands.”Fuel prices have in recent weeks, and following reports on the matter in media, dropped a bit more in TCI but nothing as much as 40%; which is how much the cost of oil per barrel has fallen since June 2014, according to reports on Reuters and the Economist. FortisTCI says it has cut the fuel factor rate by 14%; the Premier shared that government has met with the country’s sole electricity provider. “We had a meeting with Fortis today as well, and enquiring with them on the fuel factors and dropping the fuel factor. Some of the explanations they gave to us gives us comfort that we will see a significant drop over the next two months or so.”As for when that report is due from Mr. Cummings; Premier Ewing said in two weeks. Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves
The open enrollment period for 2019 health insurance ends on Saturday, December 15. Those interested can access plan information at Healthcare.gov or can learn more information by calling 1-800-318-2596. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaskans living in the areas affected by the November 30 earthquake will have 45 extra days to enroll in health care insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The director of the Alaska Division of Insurance made the announcement on Thursday that a special enrollment period has been opened through January 29 for Alaskans living in the Municipality of Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough or Kenai Peninsula Borough at the time of the quake and were unable to complete enrollment.
Cam To Join Sam Smith On Tour cam-joins-north-american-leg-sam-smiths-2018-tour Facebook Twitter News The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter is set to open for the soulful troubadour during the North American leg of his tourRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jun 7, 2018 – 3:16 pm It might seem like the pairing of country singer/songwriter Cam and the more pop-forward Sam Smith is counterintuitive, but don’t be fooled. GRAMMY winner Smith enlisted Cam’s songwriting sensibilities for the track “Palace” off his 2017 album The Thrill Of It All. Accordingly, Smith has drafted Cam to join him on tour in support of the album.The Sam and Cam show will hit arenas near you as the tour makes its way around North America starting June 18 in Toronto. Cam will stay onboard for all 22 dates, including stops in Detriot, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, New Orleans, and Dallas before wrapping up July 27 in Mexico City.Smith piloted a test run with Cam earlier this year during his four-night set at the O2 in London. The album version of “Palace,” which Smith and Cam co-wrote with Tyler Johnson, also features Cam on backing vocals and guitar. Email Cam Joins North American Leg Of Sam Smith’s 2018 Tour “I could not be more excited to go on the road with Sam,” Cam said in a statement. “He is one of the greatest singers of our generation. To be associated with his show — that voice, those songs, that heart — it’s a tremendous compliment, and I can’t wait to share my music with his audience every night.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more
Alaska’s largest newspaper is about to have a name-change. Or, more accurately, a name restoration.Listen nowStarting with its Sunday print edition, ADN will once again stand for Anchorage Daily News.The company announced the switch through its Facebook page on Wednesday, writing “It’s a big change and a somewhat complicated process.” Comments from Facebook users following the company’s page were overwhelmingly enthused about the switch back.The newspaper became the Alaska Dispatch News in 2014 after Alice Rogoff bought the company and merged it with the online site she owned, Alaska Dispatch. As the paper’s dismal fiscal condition emerged through lawsuits and the start of bankruptcy proceedings this fall, the new owners announced a tighter focus on Anchorage and southcentral Alaska.Since ADN no longer has a Saturday print edition, Friday’s is the last paper that will bear the Alaska Dispatch News name.
Senator Jesse Kiehl-D, Alaska State Senate, District Q (Juneau)Senator Mike Shower-R, Alaska State Senate, District E (Wasilla) Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air). Send an email to email@example.com (comments may be read on air) The permanent fund dividend is uniquely Alaskan. Every resident gets an annual distribution of oil revenue. Now it’s become a political hot potato that has divided residents. Some want a $3000 dividend, under the original law, others say a new formula is needed to avoid deeper state budget cuts and to keep the fund healthy into the future. What’s the best path forward? We’ll ask on the next Talk of Alaska. PARTICIPATE: Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast Alaskans wait in line to file their Permanent Fund dividend applications in downtown Anchorage. (Photo: Rachel Waldholz, APRN) HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS: LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.
The lender and four former executives have all been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, after a five year investigation into fundraising during the 2008 financial crisis. The charges centre around payments to Qatari investors, during Barclays £11.8bn ($14.9bn) fundraising to avoid being bailed out in 2008. Barclays charged with conspiracy to commit fraud over 2008 financial crisis fundraising IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:02Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:01?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close
Map of ChandpurTwo minor siblings drowned in a pond in Tariaani village of Haziganj upazila in Chandpur district on Saturday.The deceased are Kawsar Hossain, 9, and Mahmuda Akhter, 8, son and daughter of one Md Yusuf Hossain of the village, reports UNB.Local union parishad member Murad Hossain said Kawsar jumped into the pond to rescue her sister Mahmuda after she had fallen into the pond while playing near it around 5:00pm.Unfortunately he too drowned, Murad added.Later, the family members found their bodies floating in the pond.Being informed, police were sent to the spot, said Haziganj police station officer-in-charge Md Jabedul Islam.Preparations for their burial would be taken in consultation with family members, he said.
Kolkata: Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) has decided to conduct a bio diversity study of Eco Park by some expert group, led by the state Forest department. Meanwhile, a photo booklet titled Echoing Green: a five year journey, has been published to celebrate five years of Eco Park. The biggest urban park in the country stands on 480 acres of land, surrounded by 112 acres of waterbody. Eco Park has been renamed as Prakriti Tirtha by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. It has become a great tourist attraction and over one crore people have visited the park in the past five years. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA five acre plot near Banglar Hat has been earmarked, where Pakhibitan will be created as a virgin ecosystem for insects, birds, lizards, reptiles and fish.A preliminary study conducted so far, states that there are many types of butterflies in the Butterfly garden of Eco Park, along with three species of mammals, twenty four species of birds and 17 species of fish present in the urban park. Eco Park serves as the lungs to the people of New Town. There are 23 varieties of bamboo in the Bamboo garden. The other important gardens are Hibiscus garden, Heliconia garden, Japanese Forest garden, Rabi Aranya – the herbal garden having 241 varieties of herbs, the Tropical Rainwater garden, etc. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe gardens are maintained meticulously and despite the presence of so many visitors, not a single tree has been damaged by the people.There is a well maintained Butterfly garden, where some of the important varieties include Blue Mormon, Mormon, Lemon Pancy, Blue Pancy, Grey Pancy, Common Leopard, Common Rose etc. Among the birds are Stock Billed Kingfisher, White bellied Woodpecker, Rock Bush Quail, Green Munia, Malabar Whistling Thrush, etc.Once the report of study of the bio diversity of Eco Park is ready, it will throw light on the condition of the flora and fauna in the urban park.
Electricity Authority unions will stage a one-hour “warning” strike next week, to show their opposition to the planned privatization of their company, it was announced on Friday.The strike will be held on Wednesday, between 9am and 10am.In a letter sent to EAC manager Stelios Stylianou, the four unions (EPOPAI, SIDIKEK, SEPAIK and SIVAIK) say that they made every effort to convince Finance Minister Harris Georgiades about the “negative impact a possible privatisation of EAC will have on the economy, the people, and society in general,” but did not get any results.The power supply will not be affected, the unions said.In their letter, the unions asked the EAC director to request that the organization was exempted from privatisation, citing public interest.The unions said they had a moral obligation to defend the economy, and the resources of the semi-occupied country, and future generations.Cyprus needs to raise at least €1.4 billion trough privatisations by 2018. The island must have a privatisation roadmap ready in December, a condition for the release of the next tranche of bailout cash.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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