Local businesses able to prohibit open carry

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first_imgGrains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Twitter Linkedin Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Facebook Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ ReddIt + posts Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Previous articleAlamo Bowl head coaches respond to Boykin SuspensionNext articleReactions by the River Walk: Fan predictions Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynolds ReddIt Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printThe start to a new year brings new laws, including one that makes Texas the 45th state to allow the open carrying of a handgun.While Texans with proper licensing can now legally carry an unconcealed handgun in a waist or shoulder holster, they still have to pay attention to their location before heading out in public.According to the Texas Department of Public Safety website, open carry is not allowed in certain places including on university campuses or in courtrooms.Businesses can also decide whether to prohibit or allow open carry in their stores. If a business wants to prohibit openly carried handguns, there are certain requirements they have to meet before being allowed to do so.Chapter 30.07 of the Texas Penal Code spells out what a business must do in order to prohibit an openly carried handgun in its establishment. They must post a sign at any entrance to the building that states a person may not enter the property with a gun that is openly carried. That message must also be posted in contrasting colors using block letters at least an inch tall in both English and Spanish, according to the code.They can also prohibit handguns that are concealed; however, they must post a second sign that specifically prohibits concealed carry.Kroger’s policy is to allow customers to carry openly in its stores while asking customers “to be respectful of others while shopping.”“Millions of customers are present in our busy grocery stores every day and we don’t want to put our associates in a position of having to confront a customer who is legally carrying a gun,” Kroger’s policy states. “We know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores.”Not all businesses feel the same as Kroger, however. A representative from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop said they plan to continue allowing concealed carry throughout their 80 locations but will not permit open carry in their restaurants after surveying guests who came into Fuzzy’s.“We are still supporting concealed carry, but we’re not going to allow open carry in the restaurants,” the representative said. “We asked around, and the general consensus was that was what would make people most comfortable.”Open carry in Texas went into effect on Jan. 1. Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Facebook Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Centerlast_img read more

Figures for three-month crackdown on press freedom in Belarus

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first_img News 335This is the number of arrests of journalists that the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), an RSF partner, has logged in the past three months. They are part of the more than 400 press freedom violations committed by the police. 29 October 2020Since this date, Belarus has closed its land borders with the European Union to foreign citizens including journalists. The reason given by the National Border-Guard Committee was to stop the spread of Covid-19. But the border with Russian remains open. May 28, 2021 Find out more 1 report (with 700 contributions) The crackdown is documented in a 58-page report published by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on 5 November. After analyzing 700 contributions, including RSF’s, independent rapporteur Wolfgang Benedek concluded, inter alia, that there have been widespread violations of the rights of journalists and media and access to information. 658Tallied by RSF, this is the combined total of days that journalists have spent in prison during the past three months. It reflects the scale of the crackdown since the start of peaceful demonstrations to demand President Alexander Lukashenko’s departure after the fraudulent election on 9 August. RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedWomenImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is publishing figures for the unprecedented crackdown on press freedom and journalists in Belarus during the three months since the presidential election on 9 August. Hundreds of journalists have been harassed, arrested and even tortured to prevent coverage of the continuing protests. 3 days to 3 yearsUntil now, most of the journalists who have been tried have been given prison sentences ranging from 3 to 15 days. But the sentences are getting longer. Three reporters for the Belarusian exile TV channel Belsat ­– Zmitser Soltan (Buyanau), Zmitser Krauchuk and Artsiom Bahaslauski – are facing possible three-year sentences. Arrested while covering a demonstration on 1 November, they have been charged with “organizing and preparing activities that constitute a flagrant violation of public order.” Follow the news on Belarus At least three journalists injured by shotsOf the dozens of journalists who have been injured by police during the demonstrations, at least two have been injured by rubber bullets and one by a projectile of an unknown nature. Natalia Lubneuskaya, a journalist with the Nasha Niva news website, was hospitalized for 38 days after being shot by a policeman 10 metres away from her. Emilie van Outeren, a Dutch reporter on assignment for the NRC newspaper, and Iryna Arahouskaya, a photojournalist with Belsat, were also injured by shots. Credit: STRINGER / AFP More than 70 accreditations rescindedAll journalists working for foreign media were stripped of their accreditation on 2 October with the declared aim of introducing a new “more liberal” procedure. On 7 October, the foreign ministry announced that it had already received more than 70 applications from 15 foreign media outlets. Although the deadline for considering applications has expired, many Belarusian journalists are still waiting for their re-accreditation in order to work legally. The foreign ministry had previously rescinded the accreditations of at least 17 journalists, including RSF’s correspondent, on 29 August. to go further 1 referral (to 3 special rapporteurs)RSF has formally asked three United Nations special rapporteurs to condemn this draconian and unprecedented crackdown on journalists and media censorship. Journalists are continuing to do their job to cover events although the crackdown has continued for three months and despite the fact that the state media are stepping up their propaganda and the authorities are taking an even tougher line. One of these journalists, Andrei Vaitovich, who has French as well as Belarusian nationality, has talked about his experiences in a video for RSF.center_img News 1 resolution In view of the scale of the crackdown, the German parliament adopted a resolution on 4 November calling on the federal government to assist journalists affected by the repression in Belarus and to provide financial support to independent Belarusian media outlets both in Belarus and in exile. 60At least 60 journalists have been the victims of serious violence, mistreatment and even torture by the police in the past three months. They include Belsat journalist Alena Dubovik (Scharbinskaya), who was beaten with a baton while half naked during detention in August. She was also denied food for 24 hours and was placed with 50 other women detainees in a 12-square-metre cell meant for four people. RSF_en 16 Sixteen is the number of journalists currently in prison. No fewer than eight journalists were arrested yesterday alone, which saw a record number of arrests of demonstrators. Those arrested yesterday included Ian Avseyushkin, who is the correspondent of the Swiss newspaper Wochenzeitung and a reporter for the BelaPAN news agency. He is still being held in Minsk. BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedWomenImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence Help by sharing this information Organisation November 9, 2020 Figures for three-month crackdown on press freedom in Belarus June 2, 2021 Find out more Ruled since 1994 by Lukashenko, who has been reelected in the first round every five years, Belarus is ranked 153rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist Pirouz Davani, missing for 5 years, is glaring case of impunity

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first_img News August 29, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Pirouz Davani, missing for 5 years, is glaring case of impunity Follow the news on Iran to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Newscenter_img Receive email alerts RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today on Iran to seriously investigate the disappearance of Pirouz Davani, editor of the newspaper Pirouz, who vanished from his home in late August 1998. Davani, whose body was never found, belonged to the pro-Soviet communist party Tudeh in the 1980s and was imprisoned as a result from 1982 to 1989. The authorities have never showed any interest in solving his disappearance and those responsible for it thus enjoy total impunity. The press freedom organisation noted that international law has established that disappearance is a form of torture, for the victim’s family as well as the victim, when the person is being held in a secret place. It urged the Iranian authorities to find out and say what happened to him, for the sake of justice and his family and friends.Davani appears to have been murdered. The newspaper Kar-e-Karagar on 28 November 1998 reported rumours he had been “executed.” In late November 2000, Akbar Ganji, of the paper Sobh-é-Emrouz, who was working on the case, confirmed the rumours and said Mohsseni Ejehi, the prosecutor of the special ecclesiastical court, was involved in the killing. Regime officials have never commented on this. Last December, Davani’s family filed a complaint before the UN Commission for Human Rights.Iran, where killers of journalists walk freeSeveral intellectuals and regime opponents were murdered in Iran in November and December 1998, including Daryush and Parvaneh Foruhar (prominent liberals), Majid Sharif, columnist of the monthly Iran-é-Farda, and writers and journalists Mohamad Mokhtari and Mohamad Jafar Pouyandeh. The killings outraged much of the reformist press. The authorities set up a commission of enquiry and in January 1999, the intelligence ministry officially admitted its agents were involved and announced the arrest of dozens of suspects.Three intelligence ministry officials were sentenced to death and 12 others to prison terms in January 2001 for murdering the Foruhars. Three other people suspected of being involved were acquitted. The case was sent to the supreme court which confirmed the verdict. Two of the group were jailed for 15 years. The victims’ families pointed out that those who ordered the killings had not been touched.More recently, Iranian-Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi, who lived in Canada, was arrested on 23 June this year as she took pictures of prisoners’ families in front of Teheran’s Evin prison. She died on 11 July from injuries caused by her beating in detention. After trying to cover up the cause of her death, the authorities admitted she had been beaten.Her body was hastily buried on 22 July in the southern town of Shiraz. The fiercely anti-media Teheran prosecutor, Judge Said Mortazavi, reportedly tried to cover up her death and pushed for a quick burial.Two employees of the pro-reformist intelligence ministry were charged on 25 August by the Teheran prosecutor’s office with “complicity in semi-intentional murder.” But the ministry immediately denied they were involved, saying it had proof that legal officials had been involved, without giving details. The power-struggle between the regime’s hardliners and reformists have so far obstructed efforts to find out the truth. Ali Khamenei, predator of press freedomAli Khamenei, Supreme Guide of the Islamic Republic, is on the Reporters Without Borders worldwide list of “predators of press freedom.” Since the 1997 election of reformist President Mohammad Khatami, a power-struggle has raged between Khatami and Khamenei, the country’s top religious and political leader, who controls the judiciary. This has involved a crackdown on the media, which largely backed the Khatami at the 1997 and 2001 elections. Iran is the biggest prison for journalists in the Middle East, with 20 presently detained. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information News IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

LIT to Perform Largest ‘Mannequin Challenge’ In Aid of Charity

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first_imgTwitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project LIT Graduation Ceremonies to take place on November 19 and 20. WhatsApp Linkedin Email Advertisement International Women’s Day LIT NewsCommunityLIT to Perform Largest ‘Mannequin Challenge’ In Aid of CharityBy Staff Reporter – November 24, 2016 988 center_img Previous articleTV – Something for the Weekend – Live SportNext articleFree rapid HIV testing available in Limerick on December 1 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LIT staff and students are set to hold Ireland’s largest ‘Mannequin Challenge’ on Wednesday, November 30th.The trend, which has taken social media by storm, will find its way onto the Moylish Campus with over 200 people set to take the challenge as part of the institute’s Christmas MarketLink.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Funds raised from the event will go to the Children’s Ark Unit, Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, and Rape Crisis MidWest.The MarketLink Entrepreneur Program event has raised thousands of euros for various charities over its eight years to date, and is a highlight on LIT’s events calendar.Business Marketing Management and Social Care students will host the fun filled day, with the Christmas-themed market open to the public from 10am to 3pm.  50 different stalls will be present on the day selling festive goods including Christmas crackers, Advent calendars, Christmas logs, Personalised Baubles and gifts, Christmas candles, and Sock snowmen.Further information is available at: www.facebook.com/christmasmarketlink. Facebook Print LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control TAGSLITMannequin Challenge Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event last_img read more

Arts Council announces over 500,000 in funding for Donegal initiatives

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first_img Previous articleTyrone and Cavan to meet again in McKenna Cup deciderNext articleMcCarthy linked with Spurs move News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Seven organisations and venues in Donegal are to share over 500,000 euro in arts council finding this year.The highest allocation of 170 euro goes to the Earagail Arts Festival, which receives 170,000 euro and the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, which receives 120,000.Other recipients include An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny, the Balor Theatre and Arts Centre in Ballybofey and the Donegal Fiddlers.Donegal County Council receives just over 68,000 euro for its own arts programme.The funding is on a par with last year, and County Arts Officer Traolach O’Fionnan says that’s significant…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/artsfund2015.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook Twitter Arts Council announces over 500,000 in funding for Donegal initiativescenter_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – January 22, 2015 Twitterlast_img read more

SCAORA Requests CJI To Resume Physical Hearing In Supreme Court With Existing Virtual Courts In A Hybrid manner

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first_imgTop StoriesSCAORA Requests CJI To Resume Physical Hearing In Supreme Court With Existing Virtual Courts In A Hybrid manner Srishti Ojha31 Jan 2021 10:05 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association has on Sunday written to the Chief Justice of India seeking resumption of physical hearings with the existing virtual Courts in a hybrid manner. The Association through its Representation has also requested for access to the Registry being granted to the Advocates and AORs,, for following up urgent matters related to registry issues…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association has on Sunday written to the Chief Justice of India seeking resumption of physical hearings with the existing virtual Courts in a hybrid manner. The Association through its Representation has also requested for access to the Registry being granted to the Advocates and AORs,, for following up urgent matters related to registry issues including mentioning, urgent listing of matters, inconsistencies in refilling etc.According to the Association, the process of vaccination has begun and major restrictions implemented due to COVID -19 have been curtailed and everyone is endeavouring to attain normalcy. While many Advocates, mostly junior Advocates are currently facing financial problems, many litigants are also equally facing difficulties as many matters are yet to be listed. The resumption physical hearings with the existing virtual Courts in a hybrid manner is therefore required. Supreme Court Advocates-On-Record Association (SCAORA) writes to Chief Justice of India requesting for “resumption of physical hearing with the existing virtual Courts in a hybrid manner”.#SCAORA#PhysicalHearings#VirtualCourts#CJI#SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/nHY4QgaIYN— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) January 31, 2021 The Representation has made a note of the fact that pursuant to the prior representations, some Court halls were renovated as per the advice of the medical committee to commence physical hearings and subsequent to the same a SOP dated 12.09.2020 for limited physical hearings in Supreme Court of India, in wake of COVID -19 Pandemic was notified.Previously, the Executive Committee of Supreme Court Bar Association and Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association had submitted a joint representation seeking resumption of physical hearings after their joint meeting. Next Storylast_img read more

JML owners say community response was “incredible”

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first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – October 8, 2018 Google+ WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleTalks aimed at restoring government at Stormont get underway laterNext articleMet Eireann warn of flooding risk in Donegal today News Highland Pinterest The owners of the Convoy recycling facility which was badly damaged in a fire at the weekend say the massive community response saved their family home and prevented further distruction.Stephen Mc Laughlin of JML Recycling says the huge effort which mobilised following a public appeal on Saturday afternoon stopped the fire from spreading.Speaking on this morning’s Nine ’til Noon Show, he said the response from people they didn’t even know was what saved their home.He outlined what happened to Greg Hughes…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/firestuff.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA JML owners say community response was “incredible”last_img read more

AUTISM AWARENESS: Goshen Elementary walks for autistic students

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first_imgGoshen Elementary School participated in the 2017 Autism Awareness Walk Friday not just to raise awareness for the rising disorder, but to honor the autistic students at the elementary school as well. There are eight boys with autism at the school The frog is the one of the mascots for the Autism Society of Alabama. The mascot led the students in the march. TORNADO STRIKES: Tornado causes damage between Troy and Banks A tornado touched down between Troy and Banks Thursday morning, bringing trees down on houses, destroying sheds and flipping a… read more Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 29, 2017 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits AUTISM AWARENESS: Goshen Elementary walks for autistic students Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Email the author You Might Like By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img “Maison was diagnosed with autism when he was six years,” Miles said. “His communication skills were very poor. He actually communicated better with adults than with other children.”As with most children who have autism, Maison has no fear.“He is not afraid of anything,” Miles said. “He is likely to run out into a busy street or off into the woods. He jumps on everything as if it were a trampoline.”Also, as with most children with autism, Maison has meltdowns that are most often brought on by noise and anxiety.“When he had a meltdown, he has to be taken to a quiet place until he calms down” Miles said. “He loves school and he likes being outside.  He does extremely well in math but has difficult with reading.”Although Maison likes being at school, home is his safe place. “There is no cure for autism,” Miles said. “My hope for Maison is that we can and he will learn to manage his autism so that he can have the best life possible for him.”Melonie Williams has the same hope for her son, Terrevus, who is 13. He was diagnosed with autism when he was four.“He speech was delayed but that was because he had fluid in his ears and could not hear,” Williams said. “When that was corrected, his speech didn’t improve. That’s when we knew something was wrong.”Williams said Terrevus also has no fear and that is a real concern because he is going to high school next year and that will be unfamiliar territory for him.For Terrevus, cooking is his outlet and his mom supports him in that.“I want him to enjoy doing things,” she said. “That’s important. Terrevus has mood swings, really tantrums sometimes. I’ve learned to handle those. Usually, I just leave him alone and he’ll soon realize I’m not giving in to he and he’ll stop.”Williams said it is hard to accept that you child has autism.“But, once you do, you do what you have to do to make sure that they have the best life possible,” she said. Miles and Williams said GES is doing an outstanding job in providing the opportunities for students with autism so that they will have the best possible chance at a good and successful life.“We really appreciate that,” they said. Corley said the sooner a child is diagnosed with autism, the greater the chance of success in dealing with the disorder.“There is no cure but autism can be managed,” she said. “That is our goal, to do what we can and all we can for our students with autism. And, that includes making sure our students understand what autism is and are accepting and supporting of those who have it.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Goshen Elementary School participated in the 2017 Autism Awareness Walk Friday afternoon. For the students, the walk meant more than just an opportunity to get out of class for a while.Wanda Corley, GES principal, said students in the middle and upper grades have an understanding of autism and are supportive on those who have the disorder.“Autism is one of the fasting growing developmental disorders in the United States,” Corley said. “Autism prevalence figures are growing. It now affects one in 68 children and one in 42 boys. We have eight boys at Goshen Elementary School who have autism.” Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “This week, we have had several activities designed to bring awareness to our students about autism,” she said. “One of our dads whose son has autism spoke to the students in the upper grades and what he said had a huge impact. Also, as part of Autism Awareness Month, we had fundraisers to support the Alabama Autism Society.”The students had opportunities to purchase baseball caps for a dollar and ice cream for a dollar with all money raised donated to the Alabama Autism Society.”The parents of students with autism visited with them on Friday afternoon and enjoyed the fun associated with the Autism Awareness Walk.Amanda Miles and her son, John Maison Hurley, participated in the balloon release to bring awareness to autism. Because autism is so fast growing, Corley said the number of students with autism is likely to increase.“At Goshen, we want to make sure that we are equipped to handle students with autism,” she said. “We want to provide them with the services that give them the best opportunities to be successful in life. Our teachers are trained to work with children with autism and we provide them with physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and other outside services.”Corley said it is a goal of GES for its students to be accepting and supportive of students with autism. Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

AP source: Grizzlies trade Conley to Jazz for 3 players

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThe Memphis Grizzlies traded away the final piece of the franchise’s best years on Wednesday, sending veteran point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for a trio of players, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.The Grizzlies swapped Conley for forward Jae Crowder, guard/forward Kyle Korver and guard Grayson Allen, said the person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither Memphis nor Utah has announced the trade, which cannot be completed until the new league year starts on July 6.Conley confirmed the trade on Twitter, thanking Memphis for making him the man he is and being his home.“Time for another chapter! Excited to give all I have to The Jazz …!” Conley tweeted.ESPN.com first reported the deal, which it says also includes Utah’s No. 23 pick overall in Thursday night’s draft.Conley was the final piece of the core that led the Grizzlies to seven consecutive playoff berths, including the 2013 Western Conference Finals. Zach Randolph and Tony Allen left in 2017 as free agents, and Memphis traded Marc Gasol to Toronto in February, splitting up a duo that had been the NBA’s longest-tenured teammates. Gasol went on to help the Raptors win their first NBA title.The move almost certainly means that Ricky Rubio will be elsewhere next season, even after he averaged 12.7 points and 6.1 assists for the Jazz this season. Pairing Conley with rising star Donovan Mitchell figures to give the Jazz one of the best backcourts in the league next season and would seem to bolster Utah’s chances in a rapidly changing Western Conference.The move also could make Memphis a major player in free agency for 2020, although much of that space hinges on what the team does to fill out a roster this summer.It’s the second major trade in the West since the NBA Finals ended last week, the first being the move sending Anthony Davis from New Orleans to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. And the five-time defending Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors won’t have Klay Thompson or Kevin Durant for much, if not all, of next season because of injuries — and it remains a possibility that both will sign elsewhere this summer as well.The Grizzlies tried to trade Conley before the deadline but couldn’t, with the guard’s pricey contract complicating deals. Conley signed a max contract in July 2016 with $67 million more due over the next two seasons.He leaves with a handful of franchise records, including most games played (788) over his 12 seasons in Memphis. Conley, who turns 32 on Oct. 11, played only 12 games in 2017-18 because of a painful left heel that needed season-ending surgery. But Conley returned this last season to play 70 games and scored a career-best 21.1 points per game. He was just off his career highs with 6.4 assists per game and averaged 1.3 steals per game.Mike Miller, Conley’s former teammate and now an assistant coach with the Memphis Tigers, wrote on Twitterthat the FedExForum won’t be the same without the Grizzlies’ all-time leading scorer.“Mike’s 12 years in Memphis exceeded all expectations and has been full of countless memories for the city!!” Miller wrote.The Grizzlies are busy rebuilding after drafting Jaren Jackson Jr. with the fourth overall pick last year, and they hold the No. 2 pick overall for Thursday night’s draft, which is likely to be point guard Ja Morant of Murray State as Conley’s replacement. Memphis hired its new coach, Taylor Jenkins, last week with what management called a “significant” and “long-term commitment.” Written by June 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local AP source: Grizzlies trade Conley to Jazz for 3 players Tags: Grayson Allen/Jae Crowder/Kyle Korver/Mike Conley/Utah Jazz Associated Presslast_img read more

Woodside signs agreement for LNG supply

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first_imgThe quantity of LNG to be supplied under the SPA is approximately 0.84 million tonnes per annum Woodside signs agreement for LNG supply. (Credit: Tumisu from Pixabay( Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd has entered into a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with RWE Supply & Trading GmbH (RWE) for the supply of LNG from Woodside’s global portfolio for a term of seven years commencing in 2025.The quantity of LNG to be supplied under the SPA is approximately 0.84 million tonnes per annum. The SPA is not subject to final investment decision (FID) on any project.The SPA builds on Woodside’s and RWE’s strong relationship developed through existing mid-term and spot business in Asia-Pacific and the Atlantic basin.Woodside Executive Vice President Development and Marketing Meg O’Neill said the signing of the SPA with RWE was further evidence of the strong market demand for LNG in the second half of this decade.“Customers are increasingly seeking to secure new energy supplies in a timeframe which supports the development of our Scarborough offshore gas resource and the expansion of the Pluto facility with the addition of a second LNG production train.“This agreement with RWE is another demonstration of the momentum we are gathering ahead of our targeted FID on Scarborough and Pluto Train 2 in the second half of this year.“The SPA also provides the opportunity for Woodside and RWE to explore the potential for carbon-neutral LNG production and trading,” she said.Chief Commercial Officer Origination and Gas Supply at RWE Supply & Trading Andree Stracke said the transaction demonstrated RWE’s ongoing commitment to expanding its global LNG portfolio.“RWE is delighted to enter into a longer-term LNG supply agreement with Woodside which further reinforces the strong relationship we have developed together over the last years.“The volumes will continue to enable us to deliver effective LNG solutions to our customers and will provide a platform to further advance our existing business in Asia,” he said.In October 2020, Woodside and RWE also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to discuss mutually beneficial hydrogen-related opportunities. The MOU supports Woodside’s plans to develop such opportunities.Hydrogen is expected to play an increasingly important role in the future global energy mix as a carbon-neutral fuel. RWE is progressing approximately 30 hydrogen projects, mostly located in Europe. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more