BOSTON — ESPN announcers will call Sunday night’s Red Sox-Yankees game from atop Fenway Park’s Green Monster.The network said Wednesday that Dan Shulman and John Kruk will be located in Section 9 of the stands above the stadium’s famous Wall. Boston first installed the Green Monster seats in 2003.In May, Shulman and Kruk called the Cardinals-Cubs telecast from the bleachers at Wrigley Field.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Iowa Highway 60 flooded over in the Ashton area, forcing traffic to detour.County road L-26 is flooded north of Sheldon.The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for several rivers and creeks in the area, including the Big and Little Sioux Rivers, the Floyd River, the Rock River, and the Ocheyedan River near Spencer.Heavy rains are also causing roads to flood in southeastern South Dakota.The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Highway 11 in southeastern Sioux Falls is closed from 57th Street to 271st Street for water over the road.The National Weather Service reports more than 5 inches of rain fell in that area.A woman was rescued when her pickup became stranded in flood waters east of Sioux Falls.The Big Sioux River near Brandon, the Big Sioux at Western Avenue in Sioux Falls, the Big Sioux above Canton and Rock River at Rock Rapids, Iowa, are in ‘minor’ flood stage.Minnehaha and Lincoln counties are under a flood warning.Photo by Iowa State Patrol of L-26 near Sheldon
Share on LinkedIn Fouls 66 Alexander-Arnold 24 Madine 12 Gomez Lineups Pinterest Read more CAR LIV 14 Reid 23 Shaqiri Premier League 18 Moreno Anfield sat back to enjoy the procession and the captain for the day, Virgil van Dijk, almost obliged with a towering header from a Salah cross that kissed the far post. The procession took a while to materialise. True, Liverpool’s authority was almost absolute and at times it appeared Van Dijk and Dejan Lovren were passing the ball via Alisson just to keep their goalkeeper occupied. Firmino even managed to prevent a corner with a back-heel nutmeg – while lying on the ground – and the body language of Cardiff’s forward players suggested they had taken Warnock’s impossible comment to heart. At least their defenders gave the impression that this was not a training exercise.The visitors worked themselves into promising situations either side of the interval but lacked the quality and awareness to make the final ball count. They fell further behind when Firmino and Alberto Moreno combined to release Mané inside the area and both Manga and Víctor Camarasa made lame attempts to challenge. The Senegal international punished them with a sweeping shot beyond Neil Etheridge and into the far corner.Remarkably, and completely out of keeping with the flow of the game, the visitors ended Liverpool’s and Alisson’s proud record of clean sheets in the league at Anfield when Paterson reduced the deficit with 13 minutes remaining. Junior Hoilett’s low cross deflected into the striker’s path off Van Dijk and Paterson gave Alisson no chance by prodding the ball home from close range. It was the first time Liverpool had conceded a Premier League goal at home for 918 minutes, since Michail Antonio netted for West Ham United. There would be no comeback.The in-form Shaqiri, rested for the anonymous Adam Lallana, injected greater urgency into Liverpool’s attack and scored a fine third late on. Fabinho released Salah down the right, he picked out Shaqiri inside the area and the substitute cut inside two defenders before stroking a calm finish inside the far post. Liverpool’s fourth was equally impressive with Salah again the provider. Collecting Mané’s pass deep inside the Cardiff half he read the striker’s mazy run to perfection and pierced the defence with a perfectly weighted ball that Mané clipped over the advancing Etheridge. Share on Facebook Possession Liverpool 13 Liverpool Off target 1 Cardiff 6 Liverpool On target 1 Cardiff (s 83′) 17 Gunnarsson 6 4 Liverpool 8 0 33 Hoilett Read more 21 79 10 Mane 20 Damour 21 Victor Camarasa 3 Fabinho Share on WhatsApp 20 Lallana (s 73′) 4 van Dijk Twitter 10 Zohore 5 Wijnaldum 7 Milner Facebook 18 Cunningham Cardiff City Match stats Corners Share on Messenger 13 Alisson Cardiff 1 Etheridge 4 Morrison 5 Ecuele Manga 22 Bamba Xherdan Shaqiri is congratulated by teammates after scoring Liverpool’s third goal. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA 6 Lovren 26 Robertson Fatalistic or simply realistic, the Cardiff manager was correct on the scale of the task confronting his team. Liverpool were on a different plane throughout. Even in those moments after Callum Paterson denied Liverpool a club record 10th consecutive clean sheet at home in the league, there was no genuine challenge to the hosts’ authority. Jürgen Klopp’s team simply killed Cardiff’s hope with two late goals through Xherdan Shaqiri and Sadio Mané, to add to the two delivered earlier by Mohamed Salah and the Senegal international, as they cruised through what was a contest in name only.“I think Liverpool have more of a chance in the Champions League and the cups,” said Warnock, whose team have now played and lost to all of the top five. “I think Manchester City have more week in, week out experience in the league but Liverpool are the most improved team in the league. They are really back in the big time now and heaven help us if he [Klopp] adds a few more next year.” Liverpool look in the mood now, and between them Salah, Mané and Roberto Firmino have scored more goals after 14 games in all competitions this season than at the same stage last year: 18 to 17. They now have a defence to match. Not that it was required here.Liverpool enjoyed 86% possession and completed 412 passes to Cardiff’s 35 in a ridiculously one-sided first half where the only topic of note was their inability to add to Salah’s opener. Given the hosts’ control and the Egypt international’s remarkable goalscoring record at Anfield it was no surprise when he pounced to give Liverpool a 10th-minute lead, although it was out of context with Cardiff’s belligerent defensive display before the break.Salah’s 33rd goal in 35 Anfield appearances stemmed from his alertness and the visitors’ failure to deal with Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low cross from the right. The right-back’s delivery, having been teed up by Salah initially, was intercepted awkwardly by Sol Bamba who diverted the ball on to Mané. His shot on the turn was blocked by Sean Morrison, Georginio Wijnaldum’s rebound was diverted across goal by Bamba and Salah reacted quickest to score from close range, with Morrison and Bruno Ecuele Manga floundering on the line. 16 Connolly Substitutes 11 Salah Share via Email Share on Twitter 15 Sturridge Substitutes Liverpool were so dominant, their return to the Premier League summit a foregone conclusion for 80 minutes, that it amounted to a shock when Cardiff City became the first opposition side since February to score a league goal at Anfield. “If we could have just hung on for another five minutes it could have been interesting,” mused Neil Warnock. His pre-match assertion that it would be impossible for Cardiff to win at Anfield was much closer to the mark. 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OTTAWA – Call it the art of the non-deal.As the fourth round of talks in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation begins this week near Washington, a consensus is growing that a series of untenable U.S. bargaining positions is part of simple plan by U.S. President Donald Trump to lay the groundwork so he can walk away from the continental trade pact to please his domestic base.Some cite a Buy American proposal that would limit Canadian and Mexican access to U.S. procurement projects presented in the third round of talks in Ottawa two weeks ago.But more clangers could drop in this upcoming round when the U.S. might wade into another area contentious area: its desire for more access to Canada’s protected and supply managed dairy industry.“I’m becoming more and more of the view that the proposals we’re seeing are poison pills,” said Dan Ujczo, an Ohio-based international trade lawyer with the firm Dickinson Wright.“These are proposals that neither Canada nor Mexico can accept.”Ujczo and others say the Buy American proposal was prime example. Simply put, the U.S. wanted to limit the Mexican and Canadian ability to bid on U.S. procurement contracts, while seeking greater access for Americans firms to Mexican and Canadian government projects.That sticking point comes with other hard issues still on the horizon, including dairy, auto parts, the dispute resolution system and the U.S. push for a review of NAFTA every five years.“It’s going nowhere fast. It’s clear. The U.S. has some ridiculous proposals on the table,” said Jerry Dias, the head of the Canadian union Unifor.“You only put those types of proposals on the table if you’re not looking really to find a deal.”Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland addressed the Buy American issue in Ottawa on the last day of talks two weeks ago, saying the recently-completed Canada-EU free trade deal, which opened up local procurement to both sides, was Canada’s preferred option.“We would like to encourage our immediate neighbours to meet the levels of ambition we have been able to achieve with our partners across the Atlantic.”Peter Clark, an Ottawa-based international trade strategist who was involved in the original NAFTA and Canada-U.S. free trade negotiations, said the American behaviour is a vivid and unprecedented example of how not to negotiate. He called it a tactic designed to ensure failure.“Negotiators try to deal in the art of the possible,” said Clark.“Trump doesn’t believe he can get what he really wants without tearing it up, or terminating it, or giving us notice of termination. That’s that way he operates.”Clark predicted Canada can expect plenty more of the same when Round 4 gets underway.Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told a trade discussion in Washington last week that the U.S. would likely make a specific request to Canada for more access to its dairy and poultry markets.The dairy sector was excluded from NAFTA in 1994, but the supply management system, which limits the amount of dairy that can be imported into Canada without high tariffs, has been an ongoing irritant.Trump cried foul over a subsequent deal outside of NAFTA that allows Canadian dairy producers to sell milk proteins to domestic processors at a discount to protect the industry from imports of cheap U.S. milk ingredients.The Liberal government has repeatedly vowed to protect supply management and its agriculture sector.Canada’s dairy industry said it has no idea whether U.S. negotiators will actually come to the next round with firm proposals.There’s a “serious risk” of losing NAFTA because of Trump’s approach, said Robert Zoellick, the former World Bank president and ex-U.S. Trade Representative under George W. Bush.Speaking to a NAFTA event in Washington this past week, Zoellick said Canada can’t back down on another key demand by Trump to abolish the panels that settle disputes. Zoellick recalled how hard Canada fought for the inclusion of that chapter in the original Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA’s precursor.“The Canadians spilled blood on this to get this done,” he said. “It is a very big stretch in my mind to believe that any Canadian government can walk away without a Chapter 19 provision.”
RAMA, ON, May 9, 2018 – Grammy Award-winning superstar and pop icon Christina Aguilera has announced a new North American tour this fall, her first outing since 2008. The Liberation Tour will kick off on September 25 and travel to 22 cities, performing at many of North America’s most intimate venues including a stop at Casino Rama Resort’s award winning Entertainment Centre, Aguilera’s only Canadian date, Thursday, October 11 (8 PM).Christina released her new song “Accelerate feat. Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz” earlier this month, the first song from her forthcoming and highly anticipated album, Liberation. She will also be performing “Fall in Line,” her newly announced duet with Demi Lovato, at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20.Liberation will be released Friday, June 15 and is available for pre-order now. Every online ticket purchased for Christina Aguilera’s 2018 tour includes a standard CD copy of her new album, Liberation. Instructions on how to redeem a copy will be provided by Ticketmaster within 24 hours of ticket purchase via email. Christina Aguilera The Liberation Tour makes a stop at Casino Rama Resort, October 11, 2018 (8 PM) (CNW Group/CHC Casinos Canada Limited) Advertisement Concert details:Christina AguileraThe Liberation TourThursday, October 11SHOWTIME: 8 PM, DOORS OPEN: 7 PMTickets are $108.60/$168.60/$208.60“Genie In A Bottle”, “Beautiful” & “Fighter”.Tickets must be purchased through Ticketmaster.TICKET INFORMATION:Exclusive advanced ticket purchase for Facebook Fans & Players Passport™ Club Members begins on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 AM through to Thursday, May 17 at 10 PM on www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262). A special code is required for the advance purchase period; fans are invited to visit the Casino Rama Resort Facebook page to gain access.Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Friday, May 18 at 10 AM and will be available online at Ticektmaster.ca or by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262). Ticket prices are inclusive of taxes and exclude any applicable service fees. Ticketmaster is the only authorized seller of Casino Rama Resort concert tickets.PER SHOW TICKET LIMIT: Ticket limit is 6 per customer per show. Please adhere to published ticket limits. Orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice by Ticketmaster at its discretion. This includes duplicate orders having the same billing address or credit card.AboutChristina Aguilera is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter renowned for her powerful voice and hit songs. Throughout her career, she has sold more than 43 million records worldwide. Aguilera has achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the fourth female artist to top the chart over three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). She has won six Grammy Awards including one Latin Grammy Award. She has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and holds the prestigious honor of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2011 she entered the world of television as a coach on NBC’s Emmy Award nominated show The Voice. Aguilera continues to use her voice for good. She has served as global spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort since 2009 and has helped raise over $150 million for the World Food Program and other hunger relief agencies.Casino Rama Resort is Ontario’s only First Nations resort casino and has earned a reputation for presenting exclusive world-class sporting, entertainment & television events. The Casino offers a complete entertainment experience with over 2,500 slot machines, more than 100 gaming tables, 8 unique restaurants, a world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment Centre, and a 300-room all-suite, full-service hotel, featuring spa and health club facilities. Through the Casino Rama Cares program we are dedicated to continuing our rich history of community support by being an outstanding corporate neighbour; providing year-round assistance through a combination of charitable giving and employee volunteerism. Casino Rama Resort is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter
BOSTON — Rhode Island’s top tourism official has been named the new head of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.The organization’s board on Friday selected Martha Sheridan as its new CEO. She succeeds Pat Moscaritolo, who retires in February 2019.Sheridan has overseen the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau since 2006.In a statement, she says she’s looking forward to promoting Boston, “a cosmopolitan hub full of iconic landmarks and attractions, diverse neighbourhoods, vibrant culture, prestigious universities, and of course feverish sports fandom.”The Boston Globe reports that Sheridan will take over a tourism bureau with a staff of more than 40 people and a $13 million-plus annual budget.___Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.comThe Associated Press
Mr. Brahimi, who as Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative leads the newly set up UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA), said Afghanistan would require millions of dollars to establish some 60,000 armed forces, an air force of 8,000 and approximately 12,000 border guards.”We are talking about $235 million for the current year,” he observed, adding that some of the costs would not recur, such as those related to refurbishing barracks. “Afghans are impatient, very understandably – we all are because the country, which has been neglected so dramatically for 23 years, needs everything today not tomorrow,” he told reporters at a briefing following the donors meeting. “That impatience is legitimate and understandable,” he added. “Progress is [being] made but a lot remains to be done.”In another development, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today signed a key agreement with the Governments of Iran and Afghanistan paving the way for the voluntary return of Afghans across the border between the two countries.High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers hailed the text, calling it “a solid, detailed document” which would allow Afghans to take home all of their belongings and savings, maximizing the prospects for success. “Most important of all,” he added, “it stresses that the return should be voluntary.”In nearly 30 articles, the agreement covers a wide range of legal and operational matters affecting returning refugees, both while they are still in Iran and once they have returned to Afghanistan. It formalizes UNHCR’s role in monitoring the optional nature of the return, and guarantees the agency’s free access to Afghans on both sides of the border.
Structure fire background via MGN Online UTICA, Ky. (AP) – A string of fires in a western Kentucky neighborhood has left authorities wondering if they’re all related.News outlets report four fires in the past week have occurred in the Pleasant Ridge area and three of the fires were caused by arson. The origin of the fourth fire is difficult to determine because the home was heavily damaged.- Advertisement – Daviess County Sheriff’s Maj. Bill Thompson says bottles filled with an “accelerant believed to be gasoline,” were found at two of the homes. He says the homeowners were there in the three of the fires, which Maj. Barry Smith says is unusual.Thompson says three of the homes are “a stone’s throw” away from each other.Daviess is continuing to investigate the cases with the Kentucky State Police.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who had a breakout season is 2012, said he expects to become the NFL’s first 2,000-yard receiver.“I feel like it can be a lot more than that,” Bryant said in a telephone interview with ESPNDallas.com. “I honestly feel like [2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns] can potentially happen.”The 24-year-old Bryant caught 92 passes for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. His projection will be considered far-fetched until accomplished. Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice maxed out at 1,848 for the San Francisco 49ers in 1995. That mark was broken last season by the Detroit Lions’ receiver Calvin Johnson, who almost achieved it with 1,964 yards–just 36 yards short.Bryant did show remarkable toughness and talent last season, especially in the last eight games, when he became Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo’s favorite target with 50 catches for 879 yards and 10 touchdowns.“That’s still scratching the surface,” Bryant said. “It’s only going to get better, to be honest. I still have a lot to give. I feel like nobody’s seen anything. Nothing.”Bryant played the final three games of the season with a broken index finger, which required offseason surgery.After losing to the Washington Redskins, Bryant said it took him a week to get over the disappointment. But not making the playoffs has made him more determined, he said. But staying healthy has to be a priority for Bryant.He has yet to participate in offseason drills due to a lower-back injury he suffered in December to Washington. He left FedEx Field that night in a wheelchair.“It just makes you want it even more,” Bryant said. “I’m so confident. I view myself as an up-and-coming leader. That’s how I view myself. With that attitude, you have to feel like anything’s possible. That’s how I feel.”
Cristiano Ronaldo is not a Juve member yet, but all the talk surrounding his transfer have the Italian club’s stocks surging.The publicly traded stocks have risen 11%, as the club is now valued at €825 million. Since no transfer has been made official yet, it prompted the club to release a statement regarding its transfer activity (as per Goal.com):“After the request from CONSOB related to the news published recently on media outlets, Juventus Football Club S.p.A is keen to remind that during the transfer season the club is evaluating several opportunities and will publish adequate information as prescribed by the law,”Quiz: How much do you know about the 2018-19 Serie A campaign? Boro Tanchev – May 28, 2019 Let’s see how deep your knowledge is about the 2018-19 Serie A campaign. Good luck and have fun!The proposed €100 million deal is pending following numerous reports suggesting Ronaldo is on the verge of joining the Italian giants in search for a new challenge in his career. If he were to agree, the Portuguese superstar would earn €30 million per year until he’s 37 with a basic weekly salary of €565.000.Since no contract has been officially signed, Juventus FC wanted to make sure the public is aware in order to comply with international laws. It is expected that a potential deal could be made official during the next week. If Cristiano Ronaldo were to join Juventus, they would immediately become the favorites to win the Champions League next season.
Nada Wheelock The board of directors at Vancouver Public Schools has selected Nada Wheelock to fill the board seat vacated by Mari Greves’ retirement. Wheelock, 45, was one of five candidates who interviewed for the position at Wednesday’s special board meeting. A sixth candidate removed herself from consideration. Wheelock will take the oath of office at the Feb. 10 board meeting. Wheelock has volunteered in the school district and the community. Currently she serves on the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools’ board of directors. She also participates in district parent-teacher associations and booster clubs and serves as a Lunch Buddy. Wheelock’s two children attend Jason Lee Middle School and Skyview High School in the district. Her family moved to Vancouver in 2008.“I’m collaborative, a good listener and a researcher,” Wheelock said about her strengths. “I like to learn new things and collect data so I can have informed opinions.”Wheelock said she decided to apply for the school board position when she met retiring board member Greves in December.“Understanding what her role was within the district and the service she’s provided for 20 years was an eye-opener,” Wheelock said. “She said she was considering retiring, and she looked at me and said, ‘We need more people like you to step forward.’ “Wheelock holds a master’s degree in business administration from Dartmouth College and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago. She has worked in marketing and consulting for EMC Corporation, Contact Networks and Fidelity Investments in Massachusetts. Wheelock co-founded the Tuck Nonprofit Fund at the Tuck School of Business, and she served as a consultant to the SPOON Foundation, a Portland organization that works to improve nutrition for orphaned, fostered and adopted children around the world.
Australian team is starting to get into full flowTwitterEngland vs Australia is usually a keenly-awaited contest due to the great rivalry the two teams have had. This time, in the ongoing ICC 2019 World Cup, this match assumes a much greater significance. England, the hosts and pre-tournament favourites, are suddenly under serious pressure. They are lying fourth on the table and need to win in order to put themselves out of danger.Australia, on the other hand, are starting to get into full stride and play as one of the best sides in the tournament. But there are couple of issues that need to be sorted out and that’s what the Kangaroos will try and do in this game. So, as both teams prepare for this extremely crucial match, let’s look at the biggest reasons why you should tune in to watch it.England’s response to pressureSince their disastrous run at the last World Cup, England’s ODI cricket has been all about preparing for this event. They have spent the last four years shaping their team in order to win the coveted trophy at home. Now, due to them having lost two matches, one to Pakistan and the other to Sri Lanka, they are in some pressure. Now we will find out whether they can thrive under the real pressure of World Cup. They may have dominated ODI cricket by winning most of their series, home and away, but this is where the players will have to show their true quality. Can they thrive when the going is tough?Australia’s spin conundrumAustralia have two contrasting spinners in their squad. The erratic but wicket-taking Adam Zampa and the consistent but orthodox Nathan Lyon. So far, the former has got the nod to play in the XI. But he hasn’t always been dependable. There has been talk of getting Lyon back into the team. The off-spinner is bound to guarantee a tight bowling performance where he can keep the scoring down and maybe, get the odd wicket as well. Australia may have opted for Zampa till now, but would they want someone like him in the knockout stages. If they have to get Lyon into the team, they have to use him now. That’s another interesting aspect of the game to watch out for. England’s batting approachJust when the English team finds itself under pressure, people have started questioning their batting approach. This leads to an interesting question: Will England stick to their aggressive batting style or try to temper it in view of what happened against Sri Lanka. This would become all the more relevant if the conditions for batting are not all that easy. English batsmen have been criticized for not adapting well when the pitches are not flat. Changing their batting style at the last moment may be hazardous as it may disturb their long-set plans. But committing the same mistakes might be even more dangerous. Watching how they approach their innings would be very interesting.Can England show their much-vaunted chasing prowess?The Eoin Morgan-led side came into this tournament with the reputation of a team that can chase down any score. But their defeat to Pakistan and then against Sri Lanka suggests the pressure of chasing in the World Cup is proving too hot to handle. If they bat second against Australia and are given a decent target to chase, we will get to see another test of their much talked-about preference of chasing. If they fail again, it will be an incontrovertible proof of them being unable to deal with the added pressure of batting second in the big event. This would mean that going ahead, in the knockout matches, the toss would be extremely crucial. It is one aspect of the game that needs to be followed closely.
Some unidentified miscreants hacked a trader to death and escaped with his bag full of money on Saturday night at Dolakhola intersection of Monirampur upazila in Jessore, reports news agency UNB.Monirampur police station officer in-charge (OC) Mokarram Hossain said the owners of ‘Messrs Pal Brothers’ Parimal Pal and his two brothers – Ratan Pal and Kartik Pal, sons of Mahadeb Chandra Pal of Dolakhola, were returning home after closing their shop around 10:00pm.When they reached Dolakhola intersection, two miscreants swooped on them with sharp weapons.During the scuffle, one of the miscreants hacked Parimal, leaving him severely injured and fled with the bag carrying money.The miscreants also hurled bomb, triggering panic in the area.Parimal was rushed to Manirampur Health Complex. As his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to Jessore General Hospital where he died around 2:00am.
.Left-leaning student organisations at Jahangirnagar University on Thursday blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway at Joy Bangla gate of the university in support of Thursday’s countrywide general strike protesting power tariff hike, reports UNB.Some 20-30 students under the banner of “Progotishil Chhatra Jote” blocked the highway for two hours from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, said Imran Nadim, president of JU unit of Chhatra Union.A huge tailback was created on the busy highway following the blockade.On information, Ashulia police rushed to the spot and drove them away from the road.On Wednesday night, the jote also staged a protest rally on the campus, supporting the general strike.Earlier, left-leaning political parties called countrywide half-day general strike protesting power tariff hike.The eight-hour strike started at 6:00 am and will continue till 2:00 pm.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday inaugurated the elevated road flyover stretching from Jinjira Bazar to Batanagar through remote control from the Gangasagar camp grounds at Babughat. State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim and Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee were present at Batanagar at the time of its unveiling.”The flyover has been named ‘Sampriti’ to go with the spirit of unity in diversity that Bengal upholds. The flyover is 7 km long and the total cost has been Rs 250 crore,” Banerjee said, assuring that repair work of the road running adjacent to the flyover is being undertaken on a war footing. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe Chief Minister said that at the time of construction of the flyover, there was an agreement between a private concern and Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) that toll tax will be imposed on the bridge. But following demands from the local people to waive such tax, the state government has decided not to impose any tax on two wheelers and four wheelers. “We do not impose any such tax on our bridges and recently, we have also waived toll tax for two wheelers on Second Hooghly Bridge,” Banerjee said. A senior KMDA official informed that there will be toll tax only on goods vehicles. The Chief Minister said that KMDA is planning to come up with four more flyovers in the city to speed up traffic movement and reduce congestion. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that the Sampriti flyover is the first in the city to be built on PPP mode. The Centre has given 35 percent of the cost since this is a JNNURM project and the rest has been borne by the consortium of RiverBank Holdings and its joint venture partner L&T Dabriwala. The flyover will reduce the travel time from Batanagar to Taratala to little more than 10 minutes from half-an-hour. MP Abhishek Banerjee said that the 7 km road beside the flyover, which is not in good shape, will be repaired in a month’s time and there will be no vehicular movement on the flyover until the road gets repaired. Soucres in the Urban Development department said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has future plans of taking one flank of the flyover to Joka and another flank to connect Tollygunge Phari, Anwar Shah Road, Jadavpur and Garia. “However, the extension plan will depend on the availability of funds,” a KMDA official said.
Energy Drinks Market was pegged at $53.01 billion in 2018 and is projected to garner $86.01 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 7.20% from 2019 to 2026.Rise in demand for energy drinks as it provides several desirable effects including improved memory, fast recovery, and improved mood and increase in prominence among young generation have boosted the growth of the global energy drinks market. However, presence of alternatives such as green tea and ginger root tea hampers the market growth. On the contrary, inclination of consumers toward organic energy drinks is expected to create lucrative opportunities in the near future.The non-alcoholic energy drink segment held the largest share in 2018, accounting for more than half of the market, owing to rise in popularity among teenagers along with increasing health consciousness. Moreover, the segment is estimated to register the fastest CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period. The report includes analysis of the alcoholic energy drink segment.Request Sample Report at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/5315 The adult segment held the largest share in 2018, contributing more than two-fifths of the market and is projected to manifest the fastest CAGR of 6.7% during the study period. This is pertaining to rising trend among the growing adult population of corporates and athletes, who consume energy drinks for an extra dose of energy to enhance their performance.The market across the Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period, owing to rising demand for convenience beverage, widening media exposure and aggressive marketing by energy companies. However, the market across the North America region contributed the largest share in 2018, accounting for nearly one-third of the market. The report includes an analysis of the other regions such as Europe and LAMEA.Key Findings of the Energy Drinks Market :Region wise, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to lead the energy drinks market in 2026, growing at a CAGR of 7.30%, from 2019 to 2026.Based on type, the nonalcoholic segment occupied nearly 53.63% of the energy drink market share in 2018.By end user, the adult segment dominated the overall market in 2018, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.70% during the forecast period.The kids segment is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR of 6.10%.For Purchase Enquiry at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/5315The report includes an in-depth analysis of the major market players such as Rockstar Inc., Red Bull GmbH, Monster Energy, PepsiCo Inc., AriZona Beverages USA LLC, Big Red, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, National Beverage Corp., Dabur India Ltd., and Coca Cola Company.About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.
Farmer Mac Receives Two New Board Members April 10, 2012 534 Views in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2012-04-10 Abby Gregory The “”Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation””:http://www.farmermac.com/, also known as Farmer Mac, has added two new members to its board of directors. The organization recently announced that former Iowa Gov. Chester Culver and Bruce Sherrick have joined Farmer Mac’s directorship.[IMAGE]Both Culver and Sherrick were nominated to the prestigious position by President Obama. The two candidates were recently confirmed by the Senate, and both were officially sworn in the week of April 2.Prior to joining Farmer Mac’s [COLUMN_BREAK]board of directors, Culver held the governorship for Iowa from 2006 until 2010. He has also served as Iowa’s secretary of state, as well as the federal liaison to Congress by the Democratic Governors Association.Sherrick is currently a professor of agricultural and applied finance within the department of agricultural and consumer economics for the “”University of Illinois””:http://illinois.edu/. Additionally, Sherrick serves as the university’s director of the center for farm and rural business finance.Culver is replacing Julia Bartling on Farmer Mac’s board of directors, while Sherrick is taking over from Glen Klippenstein, who was previously the vice chairman of the board.Commenting on the appointments of Culver and Sherrick, Farmer Mac’s chairman Lowell Junkins said, “”On behalf of Farmer Mac, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new members of the Board of Directors. Farmer Mac is uniquely positioned to offer solutions to rural lenders that bring added credit opportunities for farmers, ranchers, and rural businesses, including rural utility cooperatives. Our two new directors will bring valuable skills that will enhance the expertise of Farmer Mac’s Board as we strive to fulfill our Congressional mission. “”We look forward to working with the new directors to further this mission and in so doing help to ensure the continued growth and prosperity of rural America,”” Junkins added. Share
Negotiators in Washington face a dismal weekend leading up to ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô and perhaps including ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô New Year’s Eve, made worse because they’re trying to solve the wrong problem.[IMAGE]They’re wrangling over how to avoid the “”fiscal cliff”” when a series of laws aimed at or contributing to the nation’s deficit are set to expire, complicated by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s pronouncement the nation is approaching its debt ceiling. Their priority should continue to be jobs.The tale is very familiar: without action the lower tax rates pushed by President George W. Bush — it obfuscates the issue to call them the “”Bush-era”” tax rates ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô expire and drastic budget cuts designed to force Congress to make a meaningful effort to reduce the deficit kick in. The budget cuts, affecting every part of government from defense through transportation and beyond, were _meant_ to be draconian but to not take effect with the expectation Congress would act reasonably.But attacking the deficit will not address the nation’s number one problem: that more than 12 million people are “”unemployed””, in quotes because the term means they are out of work, available for work and looking for work. If you throw in people who are discouraged and not in the labor force or who are working part time for economic reasons, the number people still affected by the Great Recession more than doubles.The Recession was costly and helped to balloon the deficit. In fiscal year 2009 (which began on October 1, 2008, three and a half months before President Obama took office) the deficit increased $960 billion to $1.4 trillion. About one-third of the increase — $317 billion ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô was due to the Recession and the spike in joblessness: personal income tax receipts dropped $230 billion, unemployment insurance payments rose $70 billion and food stamp grew $16 billion.In fiscal year 2010 the deficit actually declined $121 billion in part because the same three factors improved: personal income tax receipts declined (from fiscal year 2009) only $17 billion, unemployment insurance spending rose just $34 billion and the cost to the government of food stamps went up under $15 billion.The deficit went up in 2011, by $2.6 billion, an increase of 0.2 percent, as unemployment insurance spending dropped while personal income tax receipts improved but the food stamp program expanded.In fiscal 2012 the deficit came down sharply — $227 billion ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô as personal income tax receipts grew again and unemployment insurance payments declined.Is there a pattern? Growing jobs both increases government tax receipts and reduces unemployment insurance outflows while slowing the growth in the cost of the food stamp program, a trifecta to shrink the deficit.[COLUMN_BREAK]The irony of the wrangling over the fiscal cliff is that toppling over it will shrink the deficit even faster; but then cutting off your head is a sure-fire way to lose weight; don’t think about the consequences.It is not that deficits don’t matter ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô despite what Vice President Dick Cheney said defending his (whoops, his boss’s) administration’s tax cuts. It’s just they don’t matter immediately. We’ve been here before, using government resources to recover economically.To quote the President: “”From our earliest days we have had a tradition of substantial government help to our system of private enterprise. But today the Government no longer has vast tracts of rich land to give away and we have discovered, too, that we must spend large sums of money to conserve our land from further erosion and our forests from further depletion. The situation is also very different from the old days, because now we have plenty of capital, banks and insurance companies loaded with idle money; plenty of industrial productive capacity and many millions of workers looking for jobs. It is following tradition as well as necessity, if Government strives to put idle money and idle men to work, to increase our public wealth and to build up the health and strength of the people –to help our system of private enterprise to function again. “”It is going to cost something to get out of this recession this way but the profit of getting out of it will pay for the cost several times over. Lost working time is lost money. Every day that a workman is unemployed, or a machine is unused, or a business organization is marking time, it is a loss to the Nation.””That wasn’t Barack Obama, but Franklin Delano Roosevelt, addressing the nation almost 75 years ago, on April 14, 1938.Roosevelt went on: “”Let us unanimously recognize the fact that the Federal debt, whether it be twenty-five billions or forty billions, can only be paid if the Nation obtains a vastly increased citizen income. I repeat that if this citizen income can be raised ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬ª the national Government and the overwhelming majority of state and local governments will be definitely ‘out of the red.’ The higher the national income goes the faster will we be able to reduce the total of Federal and state and local debts. Viewed from every angle, today’s purchasing power — the citizens’ income of today — is not at this time sufficient to drive the economic system of America at higher speed. Responsibility of Government requires us at this time to supplement the normal processes and in so supplementing them to make sure that the addition is adequate. We must start again on a long steady upward incline in national income.””Reading history, it seems, is important.On the economic front, the New Year kicks off with a full week’s worth of data reports crammed into just three days highlighted by the monthly employment situation report next Friday. The last report, for November, showed payrolls expanded by 146,000 and the unemployment rate dropped further to 7.7 percent. The improvement in the unemployment rate was driven largely by a reduction in the labor force rather than in the number of persons unemployed. That trend is not sustainable and indeed economists expect the number of payroll jobs to increase by about 143,000 but the unemployment rate to tick up to 7.8 percent._Hear Mark Lieberman next Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 8:45 am eastern time._ in Data, Government, Origination, Servicing, Technology December 28, 2012 425 Views Commentary: Addressing the Wrong Problem Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Labor Statistics Investors Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman Payrolls Personal income Processing Service Providers Treasury Department Unemployment 2012-12-28 Mark Lieberman
State Rep. Peter J. Lucido welcomed fourth grade students from Duncan Elementary School located in Shelby Township to the Capitol.In total, Rep. Lucido welcomed 24 guests to the Capitol, including 22 students and two teachers. The group—led by teachers Julie Willey and Vanessa Tucker—took part in the visit and were able to step foot on the House floor with the representative. Rep. Lucido also gave the students a full tour of the Capitol.“It was a great privilege to welcome students from my hometown to tour and see the Capitol,” said Rep. Lucido, a Republican from Shelby Township. “The students were all engaged and knowledgeable about government and wanted to learn more about how it operates. Based on their enthusiasm, I’m excited to see all the great things they will accomplish in the future.”Other groups interested in visiting the Capitol with Rep. Lucido are welcome to contact his office at 517-373-0843, by email at PeterLucido@house.mi.gov or online at RepPeterLucido.com.### 13Apr Rep. Lucido welcomes Duncan Elementary School students to Lansing Categories: Lucido News
07Sep Rep. Griffin invites first responders to House Sept. 11 ceremony Categories: Griffin News,News PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, today hosted Van Buren County Sheriff Dan Abbott and Van Buren County Undersheriff Chad Hunt as her guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.