Cadillac pastor gives invocation before House of Representatives

first_img LANSING – Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac, welcomed Rev. William Markham to give the invocation before Wednesday’s state House of Representatives session. Rev. Markham is the Senior Pastor at Revival Center Church in Cadillac.“I’m very proud to have Rev. Markham with me today, representing not only his own church, but also the Cadillac Area Ministerial Association,” said Rep. Potvin. “The Reverend’s words today help us approach the day’s work with appropriate focus, to keep a servant’s heart and to have courage to do what is right as we tackle the issues of the day.”Rev. Markham, after his prayer from the Speaker’s rostrum, stated: “God put in my heart the prayer I shared today. I need to pray for our elected officials for the rest of this year. I’ll be praying for them every day.”House tradition calls for a different representative or clergy member from their district to open each day’s session with a prayer. 29Oct Cadillac pastor gives invocation before House of Representatives Categories: Newslast_img read more

Committee approves Rep Victorys bill to create the Water Asset Management Council

first_img The Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Roger Victory to create a nine-member Water Asset Management Council.The Water Asset Management Council will have nonprofit, public and private members who have expertise in water, sewer, and storm water containment, treatment and disbursement policies.  The goal is to better assist water asset management plans for all water-related agencies and integrate assets for the future of Michigan’s water infrastructure.“The Water Asset Management Council will work with local units of government to create local asset management plans and submit the plans to the infrastructure council,” said Victory, of Hudsonville. “This legislation brings Michigan one step closer to fixing our infrastructure and keeping our communities safe.”Members will serve three-year terms without direct compensation.The Water Asset Management Council is required to submit an annual report regarding water asset conditions and the impact of investments. The council will prepare an annual report to the Legislature and to the Michigan Infrastructure Council that details the activities of the council and the money spent related to water assets.One member will represent the county drain commissioners, and one will have a degree and experience in engineering.House Bill 5406 now moves to the full House for consideration.### 13Mar Committee approves Rep. Victory’s bill to create the Water Asset Management Council Categories: Victory Newslast_img read more

Managing Consultants and Conflicts of Interest in DC Schools A Lesson for

first_imgShare16Tweet5ShareEmail21 SharesMay 24, 2018; Washington CityPaperNonprofit charter schools in Washington, DC operate under the gun in a very high stakes environment, facing loss of their charters and even forced closure if they do not meet expectations. Often lacking the necessary internal resources, they, like many small nonprofits, turn to consultants, which leads to a new set of problems. Washington City Paper recently looked at the dangers of conflicts of interest and the need for greater transparency in the educational market place. Their findings provide some important lessons that can benefit all nonprofits and policymakers.Until recently, DC’s school system was often cited as a model of modern public education. According to the Washington Post, “City lawmakers repeatedly boasted that the District’s schools had become the fastest-improving in the nation. Philanthropic dollars poured in. President Barack Obama offered praise. And one of the most dysfunctional school systems in America became known as a model for education reform efforts nationwide.”DC’s system has an educational marketplace through which competitive pressures can drive educational performance forward. It uses the results of test-based performance measures to evaluate its schools. It encourages the growth of charter schools to fuel competition. It has a separate public body (the Public Charter School Board) to provide oversight and accountability to its charter schools while allowing them to remain outside the control of the city’s traditional School Board. In this environment, struggling charters often turn to consultants for objective input that can help them improve.One firm, TenSquare, has become the dominant consultant in DC for charters. It currently has several large contracts to help turn programs around. According to CityPaper, TenSquare “claims that it has essentially cracked the code for school turnarounds. It comes into schools with problems—financial, academic, organizational—and, through some combination of direct management and consulting, attempts to reverse their bad fortunes. If schools are worried the PCSB will not renew their charter, TenSquare offers schools a way to reverse course—as well as a way to demonstrate to the PCSB that they are taking serious action.”Like many consultants looking for ongoing business, TenSquare’s approach builds in the potential for conflict of interest. After conducting an initial assessment of a charter’s operations and educational systems, they present a set of improvement recommendations and offer their services for follow-on contracts to implement their plan. They propose plans that will engage them for multiple years, claiming this is necessary to allow their approach to school change to take hold, yet there is little proof that their model is effective. As the CityPaper reports, “What TenSquare doesn’t say is that its much-ballyhooed multi-year turnaround model has never been fully implemented at any charter school.” Positive results are reported at the beginning of their work with a school, but it is less clear whether these results represent permanent improvement or are just a short-term artifact of the intensity of a consultation.A nonprofit board and staff needs to be able to review a consultant’s recommendations at arm’s length, testing their claims and the cost/benefit of an investment. For DC’s charters, the pressure to not challenge them as self-serving rises when the PCSB’s executive director, Scott Pearson, doesn’t see a need for caution: “I don’t think there is any surprise as to what they would do. The audit is not, ‘Let’s do an independent assessment.’ I don’t think anyone is surprised if the solution is for TenSquare to turn [the school] around.”This is not the only way nonprofit leadership is challenged to manage conflicts of interest. CityPaper found evidence of John Goldman, the board chair of William E. Doar, Jr. Public Charter School, having had a prior relationship with TenSquare:In 2012, TenSquare recruited Goldman to serve as executive director of IDEA Public Charter School. He had also been working in leadership positions…starting in 2009. Form 990 tax documents show that between 2011 and 2016, WEDJ and IDEA collectively paid Goldman more than $1.1 million for jobs ranging from “chief financial officer” to “school improvement leader” to board chair. During this same time span, the two charters paid TenSquare more than $2.4 million for consulting services.And upon leaving his last charter school position, he went to work for the PCSB!It is very common for nonprofit board members to open their address books in search of needed resources for their organizations, often calling in personal favors. Professionals can move in and out of the consulting world. Should it be totally avoided? Probably not. Does it need full transparency so personal gain does not overrule the organization’s best interests? Of course.Transparency can inoculate nonprofits and public systems from the dangers of conflict of interest. Evaluating the cost-benefit of a proposal from a consultant becomes much easier when the details of prior contracts can be understood. In many cases, the ability to get good information relies on the decisions of policymakers. In DC’s education market, at least in TenSquare’s case, this has not been their priority. The PCSB has made it harder to gather data about contracts, raising the threshold for charters, which are exempt from the public disclosure expectations of most public systems—including open meetings requirements—so that only public contracts valued above $100,000 are available to the public. And they have exempted short-term consultants from making any detailed information about how they spend public funds public.The story of TenSquare and DC’s nonprofit charter schools is important for nonprofits to think about. When in need of help, how will they balance the need for objectivity in their decision-making with the potential benefits of contracting with choosing those who have the right internal or external connections? As the principal of one school who chose to go the favored path told CityPaper, “to continue…in this high stakes environment, we must show immediate and dramatic improvement,” which can be accomplished “with TenSquare’s proven plan of support.”Might a more objective assessment, facilitated by a transparent system, suggest a different direction? It could move an organization to conclude, as one former principal did, “It’s a bunch of good old boys who are talking to each other and scratching each other’s backs. Like honestly, that’s all it is. It’s not about children in my opinion.” The control rod on ensuring the decision is made honestly is transparency.—Martin LevineShare16Tweet5ShareEmail21 Shareslast_img read more

ANGA exhibitor Arris Stand E21 has supplied the

first_imgANGA exhibitor Arris (Stand E21) has supplied the equipment for German cable leader Kabel Deutschland’s recently announced 4.7Gbps internet trial.KDG used a EuroDOCSIS 3.0-based Arris C4 CMTS and 12 Arris Touchstone cable modem CM820Ss during the trial. Each of the modems accessed eight bonded Annex A (8 MHz) channels to deliver 4.7 Gbps of aggregated data throughput in the downstream. The tests were conducted on a cable plant at a school in the city of Schwerin, Germany.  Schwerin’s cable plant was recently upgraded by KDG to 862MHz.“Our field test with Arris, with an aggregate download capacity of well over 4Gbps, was a complete success and underlines the unique selling proposition of our cable network as the only extensive ultra-fast network in the German broadband market,” said KDG chief technology officer Lorenz Glatz.  “Using this technology, a feature length movie could theoretically be downloaded in eight seconds – at speeds faster than a standard laptop or modem can even process – demonstrating that today’s broadband cable network is already a high performance and sustainable infrastructure offering huge untapped potential.”At the show Arris will showcase its range of DOCSIS 3.0 products, including the Touchstone TG1652 telephony gateway, featuring 16 downstream channel bonding with dual band concurrent Wi-Fi and integrated MoCA.It will also highlight the Arris C4 CMTS, with 32D Annex B/24D Annex A ‘eXtended downstream Cable Access Module’ (XD CAM) and 24U CAM. Along with the new 16 downstream Touchstone TG1652  in-home voice and data modems, the C4 CMTS can deliver data speeds of up to 800Mbps downstream and 120Mbps upstream, according to Arris.Also on show will be the MSP2800 Media Services Platform in two configurations: a high-density Edge QAM supporting broadcast, narrowcast, switched digital video (SDV) and M-CMTS applications; and an advanced video processing engine that supports statistical multiplexing, rate grooming and advertising insertion. Arris will also show its ServAssure network monitoring and EventAssure outage management assurance solutions, its 1GHz-capable CHP CORWave energy efficient dual density forward transmitter and its range of indoor and outdoor WiFi solutions.Bruce McClelland, Arris group president of products and services, will speak along with leading cable chief technology officers on: “The Connected Home – Technologies and Business Models”, on June 13 at 10:00 in conference room A, while Charles Cheevers, Arris Co-CTO, will speak on the “IPv6 and Cloud Services – The Trigger for the new DOCSIS 3.0 World” panel on June 14 at 10:00 in conference room B.last_img read more

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat is adding BB

first_imgPolish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat is adding BBC Knowledge to its line-up.The deal will see BBC Worldwide Channels’ documentary and entertainment channel joining Poland’s largest DTH platform. It is already carried by DTH operators ‘n’ and Cyfra Plus, in addition to cable networks UPC Polska and Vectra. Cyfrowy Polsat has offered the BBC HD channel in the Extra HD package since February 1.An exact launch date for BBC Knowledge has yet to be announced. Under the new agreement, the responsibility for advertising sales for the BBC channel portfolio will move to Polsat Media sales from January 2013.Ian McDonough, senior vice-president and general manager EMEA, BBC Worldwide Channels said: “I am thrilled to announce our new agreement with Cyfrowy Polsat which will see the launch of our full channel portfolio to the platform. With the opening of a local office in Warsaw and a dedicated team on the ground led by Jacek Koskowski, we are confident that we can provide the very best exclusive and original programming from the UK and are uniquely positioned to provide global TV moments to our growing Polish audience. I am also pleased to announce our partnership with Polsat Media who will represent us in selling advertising on our channels to the Polish market.”last_img read more

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has launch

first_imgPolish cable operator Multimedia Polska has launched a new MaxBox package and renamed its existing packages MiniBox and SuperBox, adding more channels.MiniBox now offers 78 channels, 13 more than the old basic digital package, including six HD service for PLN49 (€12). SuperBox now includes 108 channels, as opposed to 95 in the previous Comfort package, including nin HD services for PLN59.The all-new MaxBox package comprises 127 channels including 13 HD channels and a range of kids, movie, TV and sports services for PLN69. A full multi-play package of MaxBox with DVR, internet and telephony will cost PLN120.Basic, Family and Comfort packages will continue to be made available to analogue customers.last_img read more

BTs ad campaign for BT Sport BT reported a stron

first_imgBT’s ad campaign for BT SportBT reported a “strong start” for its new sports channel line-up with more than half a million households now having ordered BT Sport ahead of its August 1 launch. However, net additions for BT’s TV service in the quarter ending June 30, came in at just 23,000 taking the customer base to 833,000, as the firm admitted that most of the new sport channel sign-ups were from existing customers.The overall TV customer sign-up figure was lower than in the previous quarter when BT added 40,000 new TV customers for the three months ending March 31, almost doubling its sign up number for each of the proceeding three quarters.“It is early days but we are very pleased that more than 500,000 households have now ordered BT Sport. As expected, most of these are existing customers who have re-contracted their broadband service. We expect the proportion of new customers to increase after we launch the channels on 1 August,” said BT in its fiscal first quarter earnings announcement.In the quarter, BT said it added 95,000 retail broadband customers, up 12% year-on-year, representing 50% of the DSL and fibre broadband market net additions. “We added 197,000 retail fibre broadband customers, up around 30%, and now have around 1.5m customers,” it added.BT officially launched its forthcoming sports channels in May, revealing that they would be made available free of charge to BT broadband customers, as part of a long-term plan to drive uptake of BT’s superfast broadband and bundled TV-phone and broadband options.BT has spent around £1 billion for sports rights over the next three years, licensing a raft of sports content, including 38 live and exclusive Premier League football matches.Overall in the quarter, revenue came in at £4.449 billion (€5.15 billion), down 1% year-on-year but beating analyst expectations. Pre-tax profits dropped 16% year-on-year to £449 million.last_img read more

LG Smart TV There will be 204 million connected TV

first_imgLG Smart TVThere will be 204 million connected TV devices capable of delivering apps to viewers by 2017, more than twice the projected number of US internet households, according to NPD research.NPD’s Connected Home Forecast expects ownership of connected TV devices – including video game consoles, streaming media players, Blu-ray disc players, and TVs – to grow 100% by 2017.Driving this will be streaming media players and TVs, which NPD expects to account for the majority of the growth in installed and internet-connected units over the next three years.“The evolution of hardware and digital content distribution is constantly changing the TV viewing experience. Over the coming years, the consumer’s preferred device for apps on TV will be shaped by the next generation of video game consoles, smart TVs, and a new wave of streaming media players,” said John Buffone, executive director, NPD Connected Intelligence.NPD expects the rate at which consumers connect internet capable TV devices to increase from 60% in 2014 to 76% of installed units by 2017 – boosted by hardware upgrades, increased app programming from TV networks and improvements to user interfaces.However, NPD said it also expects the connected TV device market “to begin to reach saturation” by 2018.last_img read more

Bouygues Telecom Alticebacked French telco Numeri

first_imgBouygues TelecomAltice-backed French telco Numericable-SFR has made an offer to acquire Bouygues Telecom, Altice has confirmed.Iliad Group, the owner of rival telco Free, has confirmed it is in exclusive talks with Numericable-SFR to acquire a part of Bouygues’ assets, which would be conditional on a deal between Numericable-SFR and Bouygues going through. The divestment of some assets is seen as necessary to secure regulatory approval for a deal, which would see the number of French national integrated telecom service providers reduced from four to three.According to local reports, Altice is ready to spend up to €10.1 billion to secure a deal, which would give Bouygues a proportionally much greater valuation than SFR’s when it was acquired by Altice and Numericable last year and double the amount reportedly previously offered by Iliad Telecom for Bouygues.The board of Bouygues, which has so far maintained that it is set on continuing as an independent operator, is expected to discuss the offer tomorrow.last_img read more

Anver Anderson Sloveniabased teleport operator ST

first_imgAnver AndersonSlovenia-based teleport operator STN has named Anver Anderson as its new general manager.Anderson, who previously ran his own consultancy business, will be responsible for implementing on-going and new initiatives including global sales, marketing outreach and team development.Anderson has worked for a number of companies in a long career in the satellite business, including BT, Inmarsat, Europe*Star, Newtec and Signalhorn.last_img

Vodafone saw its European TV customer base shrink

first_imgVodafone saw its European TV customer base shrink in the quarter to June, with the international operator being particularly hard hit by losses in Spain.Vodafone lost 32,000 TV customers in the Spanish market in the three months to June 30, compared with a loss of 24,000 for the comparable quarter last year. This followed 10,000 TV losses in the quarter to March.Vodafone recently took the decision not to sign a deal with Telefónica for football rights, saying it had had declined to accept conditions laid down by Telefónica based on minimum guarantees for its El Partizado and Champions League channels.Vodafone blamed competition in the market for its high churn in Spain, which also affected its fixed business, with a loss of 49,000 broadband customers and 59,000 fixed phone customers.On the upside, Vodafone grew its Spanish contract mobile base by 141,000 and Vodafone One, its integrated fixed, mobile and TV service grew its base by 66,000 year-on-year to reach 2.5 million.Elsewhere in Europe, Vodafone lost 13,000 TV customers in Germany, compared with 10,000 lost in the same quarter last year.TV gains in Italy, Portugal and elsewhere failed to offset the Spanish and German losses, with Vodafone reporting a net loss of 13,000 TV customers overall for the quarter, compared with a loss of 6,000 for the same quarter last year. Overall, Vodafone had 9.7 million TV customers at the end of June.However, with the exception of Spain, Vodafone made broadband gains elsewhere, adding 128,000 customers overall to take its broadband base to 14.6 million. The company also reported success in building its base of converged customers, adding 492,000 in the quarter to take its total to 4.9 million.Overall, Vodafone saw revenues slide by 4.9% to €10.9 billion, hit by the entry of Iliad in the Italian mobile market as well as by price competition in Spain. Indian revenue also dropped by 22%.CEO Vittorio Colao said that the decline in revenue had been in line with expectations and highlighted to role of recovery in the UK and growth outside of Europe in offsetting the impact of competition in Italy and Spain. The company reiterated its outlook for the year.last_img read more

Video technology provider Kaltura has revamped and

first_imgVideo technology provider Kaltura has revamped and relaunched its Technology Partner Network, rebranding it Video Technology Marketplace.The marketplace lets Kaltura customers extend their video experiences by using partner products and technologies that are integrated with the Kaltura platform. The company claims partnerships with more than 170 technology partners.The market includes technology covering AI and video enrichment, interactive video creation, VR and XR, real-time video communication, network optimisation, video monetisation, personalised dynamic ad insertion, QoS analytics, digital signage and lecture capture hardware.“We have taken a platform-first approach from day one and exposed all our platform services via API allowing partners to easily integrate and extend our platform with their innovative technologies,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura co-founder, chairman and CEO.Kaltura co-founder, president and general manager – enterprise and learning, Michal Tsur, said: “With this new marketplace, Kaltura enterprise and education customers can quickly and seamlessly tap into certified cutting-edge video products that further boost engagement and productivity.”Kaltura’s managing director of strategy and partnerships, Liad Eshkar, added: “I am extremely excited to make our marketplace a strategic focus for Kaltura in 2019. Our main goal is to offer our customers best-of-breed technology which is served directly from their trusted video platform.“We have formed a new dedicated partner team focused on selecting and integrating with disruptive, innovative technologies, and ensuring that our partners maintain the highest standards of deliverability, scalability, security, compliance, and ease of use with a seamless user experience.”last_img read more


first_img BARRY MCELDUFF MPcolum eastwoodEASTWOOD: SINN FEIN MUST GAIN A FULL EXPLATION FROM MCELDUFF OVER KINGSMILL TWEETFOYLE MLAKINGSMILL MASSACRESDLP LEADERSinn Fein The image Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff tweeted at the weekend of a Kingsmill loaf on his headSDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said that the victims and families of the Kingsmill massacre have suffered enough and Sinn Féin must gain a full explanation from Barry McElduff.Sinn Fein MP tweeted at the weekend a picture of himself with a loaf of Kingsmill bread on  his headThe tweet was posted on the 42nd anniversary of the massacre in which ten Protestant workmen were shot dead by an IRA gang in January 1976.McElduff later deleted the tweed and apologised, but that apology has been rejected unionists and relatives of the murdered men.He is to meet the Sinn Fein leadership this afternoon for show-down talks.Mr Eastwood said: “The horror and hurt of the Kingsmill Massacre is etched across the memory of Northern Ireland. Seamus Heaney rightly described the Kingsmill massacre as ‘one of the most harrowing moments in the whole history of the harrowing of the heart in Northern Ireland’. “In a dirty conflict, the sectarian murder carried out at Kingsmill was one of the dirtiest acts.“The victims and families of that massacre have suffered enough. For years they have been denied justice, the very least they now deserve is to be shown sensitivity and dignity towards the memory of their loved ones. ShareTweet “The truth is that there is very little way of confirming Barry McElduff’s intentions – some have believed his denials and many have not. However, there is one thing absolutely clear. If his intention was to mock these victims, then of course he should resign immediately.“Whether intentional or not though, Mr McElduff must understand that he has caused immense hurt by re-opening the wounds for the families of the victims of the Kingsmill Massacre.I”t is right that Mr McElduff has apologised, however it is clear that his apology will not fully heal the harm that his actions have caused.“While I understand that Mr McElduff is to meet with the Sinn Fein leadership today, I believe this should have happened sooner. “Sinn Féin have a responsibility to hold Mr McElduff to account for his actions.“That means Michelle O’Neill must gain a full explanation from Mr McElduff and share that explanation with the victims and the public.“Even if his explanation is to be believed, there remains the open question surrounding Mr McElduff’s social media profile.“Running around shops at night with loaves of bread on top of your head are not the actions of a serious politician.“Amongst the other very serious issues at the heart of this issue, the Sinn Féin leadership must also reflect on that.“The events of the last number of days also raise a deeper issue.“The provisional republican movement has never expressed full remorse for the specific murders it was involved in, including those at Kingsmill. That is a reality Sinn Féin has never faced up to.“It is why their public pronouncements about reconciliation have always fallen short and have never gained trust amongst very decent people in the unionist community.“After a week where the task of reconciliation has again been undermined, I would genuinely ask Sinn Féin to ease the hurt caused to these victims by finally apologising for the Kingsmill Massacre,” added the Foyle MLA.EASTWOOD: SINN FEIN MUST GAIN A FULL EXPLATION FROM MCELDUFF OVER KINGSMILL TWEET was last modified: January 8th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

Clay is also a very therapeutic material to work w

first_imgClay is also a very therapeutic material to work with and the classes are sure to be relaxing and enjoyable – and a fantastic way for people of all ages and abilities to get creative!Leona Devine, who will be hosting the classes, is an honours graduate in Fine and Applied Art from the University of Ulster, where she specialised in Ceramics.Whilst in further education at Limavady College in 2006, Leona received her first commission, when she was selected by Limavady Borough Council to design and produce ceramic trophies for the Danny Boy Festival Music Competition. She has since undertaken several commissions, including sculpting a trophy for ‘Off the cuff’ / NWRC Media Award City of Culture 2013 and also a number of Mayoral gifts for Derry City & Strabane District Council which have been presented to various dignitaries from across the world. Leona’s work is greatly inspired by the natural landscape and environment where she lives and works. Based in the countryside, she draws inspiration from the rural landscape. Her studio is based on the family farm where she makes hand built sculptures of animals and owls using a coiling technique – which are then ‘biscuit fired’, coloured using underglaze, oxides and finished with transparent glazes.The classes / ceramic workshop will take place on Saturday 30th March, 6th April and 13th April from 10 am – 12 noon. The cost for three weeks is £40. All materials will be provided. To book or for further information contact the Alley Theatre Box Office on 028 71 384444 or online‘Creative Clay’ classes at the Alley was last modified: March 24th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: GET creative with clay at the Alley Theatre this Spring as renowned clay artist Leona Devine will teach participants how to design and create their own ceramic planters. Running for three weeks on Saturdays – 30th March, 6th April & 13th April – the classes will be suitable for all abilities and take place in a fun, friendly and relaxing environment.The classes will be a great introduction to the wonderful world of clay. Creative clay artistDerry and Strabane CouncilLeona DevinestrabaneTHE ALLEY THEATRE‘Creative Clay’ classes at the Alley ShareTweet You will have the opportunity to design your own plant pot / planter – and create it from clay using a number of hand building techniques. You will also explore how to create pattern and textures on the clay surface. The pots will then be ‘biscuit fired’ – with participants having the opportunity to colour and glaze their own pot /planter. All materials will be provided.All finished pieces will be stoneware fired and suitable to display inside your home or outside in your garden – just in time for Spring!last_img read more


first_img Linkedin Google+ CHARLESTON, WV (AP)- Police in Charleston say they are looking for a female suspect in the theft of a pickup truck and other items from a state Division of Highways garage before she fled by crashing through a locked gate.Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office in a news release said the break-in occurred Saturday at a DOH garage in Charleston. The sheriff’s office released photos of a woman taken from security cameras.The statement says a state-owned pickup truck was driven through a locked gate, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Humphreys says a leaf blower also was taken and the suspect stole and wore a DOH shirt and hat for the duration of the incident.The statement says the suspect is a white female with dark hair and tattoos on her chest, back and right arm.Anyone with information on her identity or the whereabouts of the truck is asked to contact the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office at 304-357-0169. Tips can be sent through email to Previous PostCelebrations planned for West Virginia’s 155th birthday Twitter Facebook Next PostMicrosoft Eyeing To Invest In West Virginia Home NewsWatch CrimeWatch News Charleston Deputies Looking For Woman Who Stole Division of Highways Truckcenter_img Pinterest Mail Terell Bailey Bio Coming Soon CrimeWatch NewsNewsWatchState News Charleston Deputies Looking For Woman Who Stole Division of Highways Truck By Terell BaileyJun 17, 2018, 22:31 pm 392 0 Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Websitelast_img read more

BECKLEY WV – Thanksgiving is one of the busiest t

first_img BECKLEY, WV – Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year. Everyone is preparing for what their going to cook and where they are going to spend thanksgiving.Thanksgiving is only a few days away. There is so much to do this time of year. One big thing is shopping. Which many people are doing to prepare for that special meal called  Thanksgiving dinner“I buy turkey, ham and then we do all the fixens mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, peas, sweet potato casserole, all that good stuff.” Said Shirley Underwood, Kroger ShopperA lot of people shop for the best deals on turkeys and ham this time of year to save as much money as possible which is another thing to be thankful for!” We have our honey suckle turkeys, we have them at 59 cents a pound right there and right now they are just absolutely literally flying off the shelves.” Said Mike Martin, Kroger Co-ManagerSome people plan to spend thanksgiving at home while others are Preparing to travel to be with family and friends to share what they are thankful for.” We stay at home family comes to us.” Said Mrs. Underwood” This year we’re going to spend thanksgiving with our friends in Rockville and Fredrick Maryland this is kind of something new usually we go after thanksgiving and spend time with our friends there and spend thanks day itself with family here.” Said Brandy Adkins, travelerWhether traveling or making that thanksgiving meal for the family people are making their final prep for the thanksgiving holiday” This is our Superbowl here to make the thanksgiving dinner a fruitful one.” Said Mr. MartinThanksgiving day will be here before you know it. If you haven’t bought everything you need there is still some time left. Next PostBuck Hunting Season Kicks Off Porsha Thompson Tumblr Mail Twitter Linkedin Home NewsWatch Local News Preparation For The Thanksgiving Holiday Pinterest Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Preparation For The Thanksgiving Holiday By Porsha ThompsonNov 19, 2018, 18:18 pm 503 0 Facebook Google+ Previous PostDriving Safe When Traveling During The Holidaylast_img read more

Home Sports News Sports Bluefield wins Class AA

first_imgHome Sports News Sports Bluefield wins Class AA Region 3, Section 2 Sectional Championship SportsSports News Bluefield wins Class AA Region 3, Section 2 Sectional Championship By Matt DigbyMar 04, 2018, 01:12 am 567 0 Mail Bluefield, WV (WOAY) – The Beavers took down Shady Spring in overtime 65-57. Mookie Collier posted a season-high 30 points and 10 rebounds. Bluefield will host Oak Hill at the Brushfork on Thursday. Westside will then host Shady Spring also on Thursday night. Twitter Previous PostWest Virginia falls to Texas in Regular Season Finale Next PostConcord falls to Wheeling Jesuit in MEC Semifinals Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More center_img Pinterest Tumblr Google+ Linkedin Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Websitelast_img read more

The silver stocks spent equal time trading either

first_img The silver stocks spent equal time trading either side of unchanged on Tuesday.  But when all was said and done, Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed up at tiny 0.14%.  It’s better than the alternative, I suppose. The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that zero gold and 57 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Thursday within the Comex-approved depositories.  For the second day in a row it was Jefferies as the largest short/issuer, this time with 50 contracts.  Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia and JPMorgan Chase in their client account picked up 35 and fourteen contracts respectively as the biggest long/stoppers.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. There were no reported changes in GLD, and as of 9:28 p.m. EDT yesterday evening, there were no reported changes in SLV, either. The U.S. Mint had a small sales report yesterday.  They sold another 2,000 ounces of gold eagles, along with another 500 1-ounce 24K gold buffaloes. The activity in gold within the Comex-approved depositories on Monday is hardly worth mentioning.  There were 2 kilo bars deposited at Brink’s, Inc. and that was all. Needless to say, it was a different story in silver.  There were 857,048 troy ounces reported deposited, and 263,785 troy ounces were shipped out.  The link to that action is here. I have a decent number of stories for you today, but hardly anything in the precious metal department. That [last] week’s COT gold and silver readings were encouraging has little to do with short term price action directly ahead. If there is more technical fund selling to be created by lower prices, then rest assured that JPMorgan will be looking to set off that selling by rigging prices lower. Only when the technical fund selling is exhausted will JPMorgan stop rigging prices lower. Unfortunately, there is no way of pinpointing that time without the benefit of hindsight, but we are so deep into this current rigging that it feels we are past, or close, to the point of a cessation to JPMorgan’s rig to the downside. I hope I’m not beating this process to death, but (aside from subscribers) so many observers don’t seem to get what drives gold and silver prices. – Silver analyst Ted Butler: 14 September 2013 I wouldn’t read a lot into Tuesday’s price action in any of the precious metals.  Volumes were very light, and anyone with an agenda could move prices in either direction.  And as Ted pointed out in his quote above, the down-side process has probably pretty much run its course.  Everyone is in a wait-and-see mode for Bernanke & Co. later this afternoon in New York.  Then I expect we’ll see some price action.  The only thing I don’t know for sure is which direction it will take, or how fast it will move when it does. The high-frequency traders did the dirty in all four precious metals early in Far East trading this a.m., with the lows coming at 10 a.m. in Hong Kong on their Wednesday morning.  Then, starting just before 2 p.m. local time, rallies began that have extended about an hour into the London trading session.  Gold volume is already north of 50,000 contracts, and silver’s volume is approaching 14,000 contracts.  The dollar index is doing precisely nothing. And as I hit the send button on today’s column at 5:10 a.m. EDT, I note that the tiny rallies I spoke of in the preceding paragraph have amounted to nothing, and all four precious metals are trading slightly below their Tuesday afternoon closes in New York.  Volumes have really backed off.  Gold volume is at 57,000 contracts, and silver’s volume is just under 15,000 contracts, and the dollar index is still trading sideways. Like you, I await the word from the Fed, and we’ll take it from there. See you here tomorrow. The gold stocks opened in positive territory, and except for a quick spike down at the gold’s New York low, which came at 10:15 a.m. EDT, the equities chopped higher for the remainder of the day.  The HUI finished right on its high tick, up 1.80%.  If you’re looking for a reason why the shares closed up yesterday, I don’t have one. The price action in platinum and palladium was somewhat more subdued.  Platinum closed down a bit and palladium finished flat.  Here are the charts. It was more or less the same trading pattern in silver as well once again.  The only real difference was that the low price tick of the day [$21.55 spot] came about fifteen minutes after the Comex open in New York yesterday morning.  It recovered a bit, but continued to slide into the close after that. Silver finished the day at $21.735 spot, down 8.5 cents from Monday.  Net volume was only 35,000 contracts. Skyharbour Resources Ltd. 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Please visit our website for more information. The high-frequency traders did the dirty in all four precious metals early in Far East trading this a.m. Gold did little of anything in Far East trading on their Tuesday, but volume was decent nonetheless.  The price rallied a bit at the London open, but it didn’t get too far.  The high of the day appeared to come during the London lunch hour, and from there it got sold down until just past the London p.m. gold fix.  From that point it chopped sideways into the 5:15 p.m. electronic close in New York.  The low of the day [$1,305.30 spot] came at 12:15 p.m. EDT. Gold finished the Tuesday session at $1,310.00 spot, down $3.90 from Monday’s close.  Net volume was around 142,000 contracts. Sponsor Advertisement The dollar index closed late on Monday EDT at 81.28.  It’s high tick of 81.35 came just minutes before 11 a.m. in Hong Kong trading.  By half-past lunchtime in London, the index was down to 81.15.  And except for a brief down/up spike in morning trading in New York, the index traded pretty flat for the remainder of the day.  The index closed at the 81.15 mark, which was down thirteen basis points from Monday’s close.last_img read more

A soccer fan who was hospitalized after crowd trou

first_imgA soccer fan who was hospitalized after crowd trouble in Crete earlier this month died on Sept. 29th and three men have been charged with attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm.Costas Katsoulis, 47, was taken to the hospital in Iraklio after fighting broke out in the stands at a third division game between local side Irodotos and Ethnikos of Piraeus.Katsoulis, an Ethnikos supporter, was initially diagnosed as suffering a brain hemorrhage after suffering an aneurism. A four suspect has been released on bail.The Ministry of Culture and Sports announced that all team sports scheduled to take place over the weekend of Oct. 4-5 were being suspended as a sign of respect.This will affect the Super League and third division matches in soccer, the basketball cup, the A1 division in men’s handball and the League Cup in men’s volleyball.The 46-year-old Ethnikos fan was repeatedly hit on the head as home fans attacked the visiting supporters during the match between Irodotos and Ethnikos at Nea Alikarnassos, in Crete, two weeks ago.Originally pronounced clinically dead and later ascertained to be in a coma, Katsoulis was taken from Crete to the 401 military hospital in Athens in an effort to keep him alive. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more