AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2012 3:38 pm MDT TSX moves lower on broad market weakness, commodities modestly higher TORONTO – The Toronto stock market moved lower Monday following weekend reports on the latest high-level talks aimed at resolving the “fiscal cliff” stalemate in Washington.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 21.84 points to 12,274.88 in afternoon trading, while the TSX Venture Exchange inched back 0.63 of a point to 1,182.99.The Canadian dollar was up 0.29 of a cent to 101.66 cents US.TSX energy stocks were down 0.2 per cent as the January crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 47 cents to close at US$87.20 a barrel.March copper was down 1.7 cents at US$3.68 a pound while February gold bullion lifted $1.20 to US$1,698.20 an ounce.House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner reportedly told President Barack Obama on the weekend that he could be flexible on raising taxes on some wealthy earners in exchange for cuts to benefit programs cherished by Democrats.A White House official says the president and Boehner were meeting at the White House on Monday to discuss the pending fiscal cliff and deficit reduction.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials gained 67.10 points to 13,202.11 and the Nasdaq rose 25.71 points to 2,997.04. The S&P 500 index was off 11.61 points at 1,425.19.If congressional Republicans and the White House can’t reach a deal by Jan. 1, tax cuts enacted a decade ago for all Americans will expire, and government programs will be cut across the board. The combination could lead to a U.S. recession that could spread to other economies of the world.“Any possibility of a resolution probably gives you a little green. If somebody comes up and says, ‘We haven’t really progressed much,’ we’ll see it going the other way,” said Adrian Mastracci, the portfolio manager of KCM Wealth Management in Vancouver.“As far as investing goes, we have to get past that.”Meanwhile, a survey of top U.S. business economists released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics showed that most believe that modest growth will be ongoing in 2013, led by rising demand for housing.Based on the survey, NABE sees economic growth of 2.1 per cent after 2.2 per cent growth in 2012.In Canada, the real-estate industry’s main association released a revised forecast for 2012 housing resales. The Canadian Real Estate Association now projects 456,300 units will be sold in 2012, half a percentage point below last year’s level. The Canadian national average home price is projected to rise by 0.3 per cent to $363,900 in 2012, down from CREA’s September forecast of $365,000, up 0.6 per cent.In corporate developments, copper miner Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) says it has yet to receive the increased $5.1-billion takeover bid that was announced by First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM) on Sunday. Inmet is urging shareholders to withhold taking action until it can evaluate the details. Inmet shares rose four per cent to $72.91.TSX financial stocks dropped 0.5 per cent.Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF) said it has agreed to sell its U.S. annuity unit and certain life insurance businesses for US$1.35 billion to Delaware Life Holdings, a company owned by shareholders of Guggenheim Partners. Sun Life shares dropped $1.01 to $27.24.Shares of Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) were down after the company said its new BlackBerry 10 operating system is undergoing a invitation-only user testing at 120 select government and private-sector customers across various industries. The company’s stock was down 23 cents to $13.65.
In other stories in the road safety books, a child of Irish origin is seen wearing a shamrock hat while celebrating St Patrick’s Day and a middle-class boy being taken to watch tennis at Wimbledon. Gina Khan, an advocate of Islamic women’s equality, told The Times: “You are sexualising a four-year-old girl. It is as simple as that. The reason a female is covered is so men don’t look at her. How can you integrate in society if you have a fouryear-old girl wearing a hijab?” Shaista Gohir, chairwoman of the Muslim Women’s Network UK charity, said: “It’s like trying to get that child to try to grow up far too quickly. A child needs to be treated like a child.” The Children’s Traffic Club London illustrations depicted youngsters from a variety of ethnic backgroundsCredit:Transport for London Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A Transport for London spokeswoman said: “We apologise for any offence caused by this content and we will not use these designs in future.”What do you think? Join the debate by leaving a comment below. A road safety campaign that uses images of a young Muslim girl wearing a hijab has dropped the pictures after they were accused of sexualising the child.The religious headscarf is traditionally worn by Muslim women from the age of puberty to signal female modesty in front of men.However, illustrations used in educational books and on the internet as part of the Children’s Traffic Club London show a child aged four wearing a hijab.Transport for London confirmed the campaign, which it had promoted and that has recruited around 60,000 children across the capital, would stop using the images.Drawings of the young Muslim girl, called Razmi, in the stories show her wearing the hijab – which in Arabic means “partition” or “barrier” – in a variety of settings.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Alex Salmond at the launch of his RT chat showCredit:PA It emerged in August that the Scottish Government had carried out an inquiry after two women raised complaints against Mr Salmond in January this year.One woman claimed she had to make repeated requests to stop his alleged advances in a bedroom at Bute House, Edinburgh, in December 2013, the first minister’s official resident in Edinburgh.The Daily Record said previously that it had seen the wording of one of the complaints, which was made by a government employee. She alleged the former first minister touched her bottom and breasts through her clothing while she was alone with him. Police investigating sexual misconduct claims against Alex Salmond are said to be probing an alleged incident at Edinburgh Airport.Officers are understood to have interviewed staff at the airport last week after initial inquiries into complaints by two Scottish Government employees brought fresh information to light.The alleged incident is said to date back to 2008, when Mr Salmond used the airport regularly in his role as First Minister.According to the Daily Record, it did not form part of the Scottish Government investigation into the two sexual harassment claims which emerged in August and sparked a police investigation.A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said: “We are helping police with their inquiries and are unable to comment further at this time.” Police Scotland said only that its inquiries were continuing. A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said it was helping policeCredit:PA Mr Salmond, who quit the party to defend himself, strenuously denies the allegations and has launched a civil action contesting the way the government carried out its inquiry, which he claims was unfair.The case came to the Court of Session in Edinburgh last week when a lawyer representing the former MP and MSP, who now hosts a television show on Russia Today, said he would argue that Mr Salmond was not given adequate information about the two sexual misconduct allegations. The inquiry was overseen by the Scottish Government’s senior civil servant, Leslie Evans, the permanent secretary, and Scottish ministers, who are contesting the action.Mr Salmond raised more than £100,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to pay for his legal fees in the case. The case is due to be heard over four days from January 15.A spokesman for Mr Salmond said he “denies all suggestions of misconduct at any time and suggests that everyone should allow police enquires to take their proper course without briefing or breaching their confidentiality”.He added: “Alex has not been interviewed by the police about any matter. He is content to have his case against the Scottish Government stated in the Court of Session in January.”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFormer UWI Vice Chancellor nominated to be UG ChancellorJune 29, 2015In “Business”UWI to remove name of ‘racist’ former British governor on St Augustine hall of residenceNovember 10, 2017In “Regional”Dr Nigel Harris installed as new UG ChancellorMay 12, 2016In “latest news” (CMC) Trinidadian businessman, Robert Bermudez has been selected as the next Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI).Robert Bermudez (Photo: CMC)Education Minister Anthony Garcia made the announcement at a post cabinet press conference on Thursday.Bermudez will be the second Trinidadian to hold this position following Dr Eric Williams.The term of the current chancellor George Alleyne expires in late July 2017.Garcia said the UWI Council had established a search committee – that included representatives from contributing governments, the UWI Senate, the UWI Students’ Guild, the Post- Graduates Association and the University Teachers Group – to find a new chancellor.The decision to appoint Bermudez was ratified by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads in their last meeting in Guyana.Bermudez is the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bermudez Group of Companies and has led the growth of the Bermudez Group from a local, family-owned business, to a regional business throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.He has enjoyed a distinguished career in business and is associated with several other corporate bodies in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.He is also a non-executive director of the Massy Group.He was elected to the Board of Neal & Massy Holdings Limited, now Massy Holdings Ltd, in 1997 and has served on the company’s Audit and Governance and Compensation Committees.
Metals Economics Group’s (MEG) 22nd edition of Corporate Exploration Strategies (CES) concludes the industry’s aggregate budget for nonferrous metals exploration surged to $18.2 billion in 2011. Despite periods of weakness and volatility, metals prices-the primary driver of exploration spending- have improved significantly since bottoming in early 2009, and have remained well above their long-term trends through 2010-11. Almost all companies have responded by increasing their exploration budgets over the past two years. As a result, the industry’s aggregate exploration total jumped 44% in 2010 and a further 50% in 2011, more than doubling from 2009’s recent low of $8.4 billion to the new all-time high of $18.2 billion in 2011.The PDAC has partnered with MEG in making this special report on global exploration and industry trends available to its members and Convention 2012 delegates. Ross Gallinger, Executive Director, PDAC, explains “The PDAC makes use of Metals Economics Group’s services to better understand global exploration trends, thereby helping us to support our members through the development of programs and policy recommendations. Metals Economics Group is acknowledged as the leader in providing comprehensive information, expertise, and analysis to the mining industry, and is the premier source for exploration statistics worldwide.”Looking forward, MEG predicts that “despite concerns about the global economy and projections of lacklustre growth for most countries, China and other resource-hungry emerging and developing economies are still expected to lead global GDP growth and demand for metals over the next few years. On the supply side, the industry still faces many of the limitations that existed prior to the 2008 economic downturn that effectively set back the clock on many developments. While periods of weakness and volatility will likely continue in the near term, most metals prices are expected to remain above their long-term trends and comfortably above the nominal cost of production through 2012.“Most major and intermediate producers remain committed to exploration to replace mined reserves and strengthen and grow their pipelines, particularly while metals prices stay relatively strong. We expect most producers – many of which have much healthier balance sheets than they did a few years ago – to continue to invest in organic growth, resulting in a moderate increase in their aggregate exploration allocation in 2012.“Exploration spending by risk capital-dependent junior companies may be a different story, however. As the pace of exploration financings weakened in late 2011 – traditionally the busiest time of year for junior exploration – related financings as companies cash-up ahead of the upcoming field season – many juniors have had trouble raising the funds needed to sustain or increase exploration spending in 2012. Although early indications are that some juniors plan to increase their exploration budgets in 2012, unless equity markets improve over the fi rst quarter, many will likely be forced to reduce exploration spending this year. We therefore expect a slight decline in spending by the juniors, offset by increased spending by the producers, resulting in a net increase of 5%-15% in exploration spending by the industry as a whole in 2012 – a relatively small change compared with the 40%-50% swings of the past few years.
← Previous Story SEHA GAZPROM Final4 in Brest! Next Story → Rhein Neckar Lowen sign Bogdan Radivojevic In his first matches on the helm of German national team, Christian Prokop didn’t feel joy of success. Germany lost against Sweden 25:27 in Gothenburg, while in Hamburg was 25:25.Germany – Sweden 25:25 (16:14)Germany: Lichtlein, Vortmann; Lemke, Allendorf (1), Häfner (4), Theilinger, Billek (2), Weber (8), Kühn, Späth (1), Musche, Ernst, Rahmel (1), Preuss (3), Pieczkowski (4), Drux (1)Sweden: Sandström, Johannesson; Månsson (2), Stegefelt (1), Berg (2), Pettersson (3), Stenbäcken, Wanne, Freiman, Lindskog (2), Gottfridsson (7), Halén (2), Barud, Zachrisson (6)
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The process of paying out up to 1 million euros in damages to the owners of homes, businesses and cars that were damaged during flash floods in Athens on Friday is due to begin this week.The fire service completed its assessment of the damage in several neighbourhoods on the weekend and sent its report to the Interior Ministry. According to reports, 580 properties and 168 cars were seriously damaged in 25 municipalities.The Interior Ministry is expected to officially request compensation for the flood victims on Monday. Homeowners are to receive between 1,174 and 5,869 euros to restore the damage done to their properties.Source: Kathimerini
Stay on target The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has acquired a new out-of-this-world artifact.Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company (TSC), last week donated the hybrid rocket motor used to send SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, to space in December.Unveiled during a ceremony at the Washington, D.C., institution, the engine will be exhibited in the forthcoming “Future of Spaceflight” commercial space flight gallery.“The SpaceShipTwo rocket motor is a fitting addition to the National Air and Space Museum’s collection,” according to Ellen Stofan, the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the National Air and Space Museum. “It does not just represent technical achievement. It is sure to also inspire our visitors by demonstrating what can be achieved through entrepreneurial innovation.”Designed and built by TSC, the motor carries the Guinness World Record title of “most powerful hybrid rocket to be used in manned flight.”Weighing in around 3,000 lbs, it boasts 320kN of thrust and a burn duration of around 60 seconds—enough to propel VSS Unity to space at almost three times the speed of sound.The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo hybrid rocket motor, as seen in the Moving Beyond Earth Gallery of the National Air and Space Museum (via NASM/Eric Long)“We’re proud to be making history as we work toward launching the world’s first commercial space line, and today we could not be more delighted to donate a piece of that history to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for its wonderful new exhibition,” Branson said in a statement.“The desire to explore space has been an inspiration since time began and, in recent decades, an incredible catalyst for innovation,” he continued. “I hope our donation will also play a small part in inspiring the thousands of visitors as they pass through the new gallery in years to come.”The donated generator—more accurately, the Case-Throat-Nozzle (CTN) assembly—has few moving parts; its simple, robust design, which can be shut down quickly at any point during flight, is ideal for human spaceflight application.“TSC looks forward to building more rocket motors and the fleet of SpaceShipTwo’s, Enrico Palermo, president of The Spaceship Company, said, “watching them provide the power to open space and change the world for good.”On Dec. 13, 2018, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo completed its first test flight, reaching a boundary more than 50 miles above Earth.Piloted by Mark Stucky and C.J. Sturckow, Unity coasted upwards through the black sky into space, before completing a Mach 2.5 supersonic re-entry into the atmosphere and gliding to a smooth runway landing.More on Geek.com:First Commercial SpaceShipTwo Flight Expected to Launch This YearUnder Armour Will Design Space Suits for Virgin GalacticBlue Origin’s New Shepard Spacecraft Successfully Launches NASA Experiments Virgin Galactic Gives First Look at Its Luxurious Lounge for Space TouristsVirgin Galactic Reaches Space Again, This Time With First Test Passenger
Roman Reigns is in Remission Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview.com’s WWE Monday Night RAW recapper Mike Tedesco joined Stephen Parsons on “Off the Turnbuckle” as part of No Static Radio this past week to discuss attending all three WWE events in Brooklyn a few weeks ago including NXT, SummerSlam and RAW.You can check out the full appearance below. Visit www.nostaticradio.com for more. Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Videos Articles Videos Articles WhatsApp Kurt Angle Seth Rollins Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE SummerSlam 2020 Coming To TD Garden In Boston Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Facebook Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list
Jamie King January 21, 2018 at 9:43 pm He never held Vince up for money. Wow 1st Jericho now Ross? What’s with leaving PodcastOne? Video: Triple H speaks about the condition of Cole and Gargano following TakeOver: Toronto Alberto El Patron offers apology to WWE and Triple HMediotiempo is featuring an interview with Impact Wrestling star Alberto El Patron (aka Alberto Del Rio) where he talks about apologizing for comments he made about WWE and Triple H last year while using his social media accounts.Patron seemed to blame former fiancé and WWE star Paige for the issues.“I apologized to Triple H for the issues when I was with my ex-partner. She and her entire family made me believe that those who affected our relationship were them, specifically him. She made me believe that the videos (compromising of Patron) and all that was by Triple H and the company. At the time I believed her because she was my partner.”Patron also noted he believes a return to WWE is possible as he plans to retire in 2020.“Of course I would go back, surely before I retire I will do something special with them. I see (it being) very difficult in 2018, but in 2019 before leaving I’m definitely going to do something with them. We shook hands and everything is fine right now. Time heals wounds.”Jim Ross finishes up with PodcastOneWWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross announced on Twitter that he has fulfilled all contractual obligations with PodcastOne and will be bringing his podcast to a new platform soon.As many of you may know, my contractual obligations at @PodcastOne have been fulfilled & we will soon be partnering w/ a new, podcast company. Big days lie ahead! pic.twitter.com/pDkFQlMBgy— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) January 19, 2018 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR He burned his bridge with WWE much like Jarrett did. WhatsApp WWE Executives sell large amounts of stock ahead of Thursday’s 2nd quarter report J™ I don’t buy it…. Sounds like he’s pushing all the blame to Paige.I also don’t think Paige did what he said she did cos if she did, why would WWE let her stay? January 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm Steven Herrera Wow, way to try and rebuild a burned bridge by throwing Paige under the bus! Classy! January 22, 2018 at 9:38 am He was hating on WWE long before associating with Paige. I was surprised he came back in 2015. He’s better off building a new bridge instead of rebuilding one that’s already burned. 9 COMMENTS SteelCity1981 Pinterest oh come on, you were bad mouthing the wwe long before you and paige got together. what’s a matter running low on money Alberto? lol Sam Rappa Video: Triple H on preparing talent for TakeOver shows, NXT to FOX Sports, if he is next in line Comments are closed. Facebook Steven Herrera Cameron Huff January 22, 2018 at 6:16 am January 22, 2018 at 11:42 am January 22, 2018 at 11:43 am Google+ Twitter January 22, 2018 at 5:14 am unknown January 22, 2018 at 4:28 am NJ Louch January 23, 2018 at 6:15 pm True but tbh Alberto isnt the draw he thinks he is and I think the point about him burning hes bridge is valid, From a business stand point bringing him back wont benefit the WWE Someone’s out of money.
Matt Macey has become the second goalkeeper to sign for Argyle this summer from Premier League clubs as he joins them on loan from Arsenal.Macey who launched his career at Bristol Rovers, as well as previous experience of Home Park, said as quoted in Plymouth Argyle club website that:“I grew up playing for Bristol Rovers and warmed up on the [Home Park] pitch with Accrington. I played against them for Luton a couple of years ago. I know the stadium I know what the fans are like as well.”He added:“That was out of nowhere because I came from the under 18s at Bristol Rovers. When you get interest from a Premier League club you sort of dismiss it and think it’s a joke but it came through!“[Playing at the Emirates is] the highlight of my career so far. Before that I had a couple of loan spells; I think it is time now to have another spell, play some games and try to kick on again in my career.”New Plymouth Argyle full-back approves deal on Wedding day Henry Ikenna Ugwu – June 29, 2018 They say one who finds a wife, finds a good thing and full-back Joe Riley can attest to that as he can now honeymoon…“I had a spell at Luton which was great; the next step is League One. The opportunities have come around quite quickly for me and there’s no denying that I wanted to come down here and test myself at this level and at such a great club.”He stressed that his impressive performance at Arsenal is enough file in for a season at Home Park“I think in the modern game, you need to be tall you need to move well. Especially at Arsenal they put a lot of emphasis on being able to move well. Those are physical traits I am lucky to have.“It would have been ideal if I had more time or games with the boys, but I’ve done it before where I have just come straight into a team. I have a whole week’s training so I’ll be working hard this week.”
Riyad Mahrez opened his Manchester City account with a brace as the Blues defeated Cardiff to secure 16 points from a possible 18.The midweek disappointment against Lyon was put to bed as they took the Welsh side to the cleaners in a breathtaking manner.First-half goals from Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, and Ilkay Gundogan left the home side reeling, and a brace from Mahrez after the break completed the 5-0 win.Mahrez who is the club’s record signing was buzzing after the game following his brace against the Bluebirds.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…He said: “I’m really happy to have scored my first goals and to have helped the team – I hope this is just the beginning. I feel better now, and I think you can see that on the pitch.“I have to work hard and keep going. As a team, we responded well to our midweek defeat against Lyon.”The Algerian winger would hope to continue his scoring form when they confront Brighton at the Etihad next week.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppStudents representing 11 schools from throughout the Turks and Islands will participate tomorrow in this year’s 2016 National High School Spelling Bee. Organizers of the event said students are encouraged to study word meanings, identify diacritical markings and know word origins. Students also learn and spell words quickly and accurately using proper pronunciation and hearing word usage. The National High School Spelling Bee provides an opportunity to boost self esteem, develop stronger character and encourage sportsmanship.The venue is Gus Lightbourne Gym; the general public is encouraged to come out. The Ministry of Education, Youth Sport & Library Services and Lew 1 Shipping Ltd are the sponsors of the National High School Spelling Bee. International School Student wins Primary School Bee Recommended for you Related Items:spelling, spelling bee Final Day of National Primary School Spelling Bee
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are the real estate transactions in Wilmington that occurred from April 30, 2019 to May 7, 2019:Address: 232 Burlington AvenuePrice: $150,000Buyer: Garland LLCSeller: Joseph DeltortoDate: 5/3/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 27,619sfAddress: 3 Emerald AvenuePrice: $620,000Buyer: Thomas & Patricia CauchonSeller: Mark & Kristin VeilletteDate: 5/7/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 26,090sfAddress: 11 Hensey Way, Unit 9Price: $649,900Buyer: Janice DenehySeller: Spruce Farm LLCDate: 5/2/19Use: CondoLot Size: n/aAddress: 23 Hensey Way, Unit 15Price: $649,900Buyer: Deborah & Richard PerrySeller: Spruce Farm LLCDate: 5/6/19Use: CondoLot Size: n/aAddress: 6 Hensey Way, Unit 6Price: $632,800Buyer: Timothy & Alicia BrownSeller: Spruce Farm LLCDate: 5/2/19Use: CondoLot Size: n/aAddress: 12 Patricia CirclePrice: $300,000Buyer: Peter J. LeBlancSeller: Beth LeBlanc & Michael McLaughlinDate: 5/1/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 11,764sfAddress: 11 Scaltrito DrivePrice: $579,000Buyer: Estee C. DorfmanSeller: Margaret P. Woods, TrusteeDate: 5/3/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 49,658sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”
Punjagutta: Residents of Officer’s Colony in Panjagutta have raised concern over the pathetic condition of their locality. “We informed officials about the bad condidion of the road in our colony onthe GHMC portal and requested them to address the condition of the same, but they always closed our complaint without even rectifying it.” “A team dad dug up the road and left it without levelling it with open potholes 15 days ago. The road gets slushy when it rains and gets very risky to cross even on a motorcycle. Till now nothing has been done to repair the incomplete road. We request the civic authorities to intervene before it becomes a threat to the lives of the residents,” said resident.
Listen Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:59 JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGESDamaged furniture and personal belongings sit in front of a flooded home in September in Richwood, Texas. Several months after Hurricane Harvey hit southern Texas, residents are still navigating the long recovery process.The need for flood insurance became very clear after Hurricane Harvey put Houston under water.The problem is, the National Flood Insurance Program is not sustainable the way it’s currently set up. “The main concern is that it is deeply in debt and continues to be a source of taxpayers’ subsidies,” said Seth Chandler, who specializes in insurance law at the UH Law Center, “so that people in non-flood areas are continuing to subsidize people in flood areas.”He said the continuing resolution the Congress passed simply kicks the can down the road, instead of addressing the problem.“The way to make it sustainable is to both increase the premiums, particularly in the more flood-prone areas,” Chandler said. “And also to use science to draw maps that more accurately reflect risk.”Lawmakers have until March 23 to come up with either another short-term extension or a long-term solution for the NFIP.
Monuments to Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee stand outside the Baltimore Museum of Art. (Photo/Beau Considine/Creative Commons via Flickr)One of the members of the Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments spoke to The AFRO about the group’s decision to remove two such fixtures.The commission on Jan. 14 voted in favor of removing two of the monuments: the Rodger B. Taney Monument in Mount Vernon and the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J “Stonewall” Jackson Monument in Wyman Park. The group recommended that two other monuments—the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument and the Confederate Women’s Monument—remain in place with the addition of some educational signage.Commission member Larry Gibson said that the group wanted the monument honoring Rodger B. Taney, the fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, gone due primarily to his decision in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.“Taney is most famous for his decision in the Dred Scott case, which advanced slavery in America and is tied to the Confederate cause,” the commission wrote on its website.“What he said was that Black people aren’t really fully human beings,” Gibson said. “He deserves a place in infamy.”Gibson said that the commission also looked at “proportionality” when evaluating what monuments should stay or go.“There are three confederate monuments. There certainly shouldn’t be three,” he said. In Baltimore, Gibson said, there is just one monument to the Vietnam War, one remembering the Korean War and one for World War I. “It’s just out of proportion to have three for the Confederacy.”They said they decided to recommend that the city remove the monument featuring Lee and Jackson because the two men had no ties to Maryland.“Neither Jackson or Lee were Marylanders and didn’t do anything admirable to Maryland,” he said. He said that it might be better to put that monument in the spot where the actual meeting took place. “We are recommending to the city that the city give it to the U.S. Parks Service,” he said.Gibson said the remaining statues could be of value to the city less as an honor to the Southern cause in the Civil War, but as teaching tools. He said that many of the statues seen in Baltimore and throughout the southern states were products of the “Lost Cause” movement, which took place in the early part of the 20th century—well after the Civil War. During this time, southern sympathizers looked to recast the Civil War as a conflict not about slavery or racism but one fought for Southern culture and values.“They painted a false image of slavery, presenting it as a much more sanguine and less horrendous activity than what it was,” Gibson said.Howard Libit, a spokesperson for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, said commission members must submit a formal report to the mayor, who will have the final say. He said that the mayor’s office hopes to have the final report by the spring.Members of the seven-member panel began meeting in September to decide the fate of the monuments. Over the last few months, they have heard from historians, educators and members of the public.
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Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A large sinkhole that appeared one morning in July along a Playa del Carmen beach has disappeared.The large 3-meter by 3-meter hole was a natural sinkhole that the city said occurred due to the natural erosion of waves. The hole, which lasted about two weeks, was tested for a variety of faults, but was determined to be natural.Now, the same sinkhole has closed itself, the only evidence left behind being the yellow caution tape marking the area.Orquídea Trejo Buendía, director of Ecology of Solidaridad City Council, said that they are natural systems which open and close themselves. From the start, they realized it was not necessary to bring in machinery to close the hole.The hole was discovered July 25th on the beach between 10th and 12th streets. On Friday, the city says the hole closed itself, naturally filling with sand from wave-action.One of the largest area sinkholes to hit the area was along the Playa del Carmen-Cancun federal highway in August of 2015 when a massive hole caused the collapse of a section of federal roadway.Click 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)