APTN National NewsPeople gathered in downtown Vancouver over the weekend to sign a petition saying they’re against the Northern Gateway Pipeline project.As APTN’s Tina House reports it was also a chance to involve the younger generation in a political debate heating up in British Columbia.
Amaya hikes 2016 adjusted earnings estimates, announces CFO’s plan to retire by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 20, 2017 6:29 am MDT Last Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Amaya Inc. (TSX:AYA) is raising its estimate for 2016 adjusted net earnings by about six per cent, compared with guidance it issued in November.The Montreal-based company — which owns PokerStars and other online gambling sites — says it now estimates 2016 adjusted net earnings will be between US$364 million and US$374 million.Its previous estimate for full-year adjusted net earnings, in U.S. dollars, was between $344 million the $354 million.The new estimate for adjusted net earnings per share is between $1.87 and $1.92 — up from the November estimate of between $1.78 and $1.83 per share.Amaya said it expects record annual revenue of between $1.153 billion and $1.158 billion. The bottom end of the range is up from $1.137 billion while the top end is up from $1.157 billion.The company also announced that chief financial officer Daniel Sebag has advised Amaya of his intention to retire this year after a successor is identified and appointed.Sebag joined Amaya in 2007 as its first CFO. Over his decade with the company, Sebag managed its finances through its initial public offering of stock as well as its 2014 acquisition of the Rational Group — owner of PokerStars and other consumer gaming businesses.
In DRC – the Democratic Republic of the Congo – WHO says it has been forced to suspend some Ebola-related activities following the killing of a UN epidemiologist in Butembo last Friday. According to the UN health agency, the body of Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, a father of four, will be flown back to Cameroon on Wednesday. In addition to Dr Mouzoko’s death, two other people were injured in the attack on Butembo University Hospital, but they are recovering. WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said it was not yet clear who was responsible, but that the incident had forced WHO to suspend some activities in Butembo, although not elsewhere. “I cannot really give you the answers on who did this and why. There have been number of incidents. Whether being directly targeting Ebola responders or security incidents on something else, where we were caught in the middle. But the result is that we do not provide vital services and then, once we get back to the?? community, then we see increasing numbers of cases because the transmission was ongoing while we were not there.” Latest data from the DRC authorities indicate that the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu has claimed more than 870 lives since it was confirmed last August. 45 children among those killed in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday outrages In Sri Lanka, some 45 children are now believed to have been killed in the coordinated terrorist suicide bombings across the country on Easter Sunday, according to UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF. To date, more than 320 people are believed to have died and around 500 more have been injured. In a statement condemning the outrages which targeted churches and hotels, the UN agency said that the young victims were a mixture of both Sri Lankan and other nationalities. The youngest victim is believed to have been 18 months old, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac said: “Twenty children have been admitted to hospital in Colombo with four of them in intensive care as a result of the blast, in Colombo. Many children have lost one or more parents and countless children have been witness to shocking or senseless violence.” According to reports, Sri Lankan police have arrested dozens of suspects in connection with the bombings. Communities and religious leaders have come together to call for peace and calm in Sri Lanka, following the deadly church and hotel suicide bombings, on Easter Sunday. The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanna Singer, warned that beyond the “fear and shock” there was rising concern over a possible “backlash”. The UN is on the ground supporting communities and providing medical supplies, as well as psychological aid for those who witnessed the violence.Listen to our interview with her: Nearly three weeks since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday that “large numbers” of people are sheltering in medical clinics, while civilians continue to be killed or injured, and refugees and migrants remain exposed to clashes.“The latest figure as of last night is 264 dead and 1,266 wounded”, World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told journalists.Of that number, 21 civilians had perished and 69 had been injured since 5 April, he said, amid concerns that the conflict between the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) – led by General Khalifa Haftar – risks becoming bogged down.Read our full report. DRC Ebola dangers may increase after killing of health worker A new vaccine against deadly malaria which has been 30 years in development, was made available for the first time to infants in Malawi on Tuesday, marking an “innovation milestone”, said the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease remains on the of the world’s leading killers, with one child dying every two minutes. Most of the fatalities are in Africa, where more than 250,000 children die each year. Known officially as the RTS,S, vaccine, it will also be introduced in Ghana and Kenya in the coming weeks. “We have seen tremendous gains from bed nets and other measures to control malaria, but progress has stalled and even reversed in some areas”, said WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus. Find the whole story here. Libya: Thousands seek shelter in health clinics from Tripoli fighting, UN warns UN Security Council condemns killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali Over the course of the past decade, there has been “a paradigm shift” in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council during a high-level debate on Tuesday. “Local civil society organizations, many of them women’s organizations, are on the frontlines of our efforts to prevent and provide redress for this crime, and they deserve our strong and consistent support” he said at the meeting marking the 10th anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1888, which created the mandate of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Read our full coverage here. New malaria vaccine trial in Malawi marks ‘an innovation milestone’, declares UN health agency Protect women’s rights ‘before, during and after conflict’ UN chief tells high-level Security Council debate On Tuesday, the members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack perpetrated on Saturday 20 April against a convoy of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which resulted in one peacekeeper from Egypt killed and four others injured. They expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the victim, as well as to Egypt and to MINUSMA and wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured. Calling on the Government of Mali to swiftly investigate this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice, they underlined that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law. They stressed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that involvement in planning, directing, sponsoring or conducting attacks against MINUSMA peacekeepers constitutes a basis for sanctions designations pursuant to United Nations Security Council resolutions. Since 2013 when MINUSMA deployed, more than 190 peacekeepers have died in Mali, including close to 120 killed during hostilities. The members of the Security Council expressed their concern about the security situation in Mali and the transnational dimension of the terrorist threat in the Sahel region. They urged the Malian parties to fully implement the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali (“the Agreement”) without further delay as it can contribute to improving the security situation across Mali. They underlined that the efforts of the joint force of the G5 Sahel to counter the activities of terrorist groups and other organized criminal groups will contribute to create a more secure environment in the Sahel region. They stressed that “these heinous acts will not undermine their determination to continue to support the peace and reconciliation process in Mali”.
Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) calls out a play audible before a snap against Michigan State on Nov. 8 in East Lansing, Mich. OSU won, 49-37.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorEAST LANSING, Mich. — Prior to taking on the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said the game would be like two sledgehammers going head-to-head.On Saturday night, the Buckeye sledgehammer put a dent in the Spartans’ season, as No. 13 OSU defeated Michigan State, 49-37.OSU rushed for 268 yards against Michigan State on Saturday night, led by sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott who was not shy in giving praise to the offensive line.“Man, they’re amazing. It’s really easy to do anything when those holes are that big, that you can drive truck through them,” Elliott said after the game. “I love my big fellas and they better keep playing well. They’re the drum majors of our offense.”Elliott led all players with 154 rushing yards on 23 carries to go along with two scores.Meyer characterized the play of the big men up front with one word.“Terrific,” he said after the game. “When you get that kind of yardage against a defense like that, it all starts with an offensive line driven team. (Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach) Tom Herman did a nice job in that locker room, crediting the offensive linemen with all those yards.”The other co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for OSU Ed Warinner said following the game that there was a multitude of things that led to the Buckeye offensive line having success.“I just think experience and maturity and confidence and excellent play-calling by Tom (Herman) and coach Meyer, and playing to our strengths,” Warinner said. “There’s a combination of things that brings along a unit. I think all those things combined have helped.”Balance also helped the Buckeyes, as they accumulated 568 total yards of offense. 386 of those yards came by the arm and legs of redshirt-sophomore J.T. Barrett who was given plenty of time to throw most of the night, only being sacked twice.The lack of pressure on Barrett played a key factor in the Buckeye win, Warinner said.“We had really good balance, obviously. We were trying to probe the defense and keep them off balance. I thought we did an excellent job of executing that,” Warinner said. “We hit some big pass plays in the first half where we found some individual coverage and held up in the protection and gave J.T. a chance to throw it to our wideouts down the field. In the second half we ran the ball pretty well and were able to grind some clock and have some good drives.”Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said after the game that the lack of pressure on Barrett was due to the Buckeyes’ game plan.“They got the ball out quick when we did pressure. It was almost like they knew it was coming and got the ball out quickly,” Narduzzi said. “We did pressure them; we just didn’t make plays and they got the ball out quick. The quarterback did a good job of recognizing it.”Junior offensive lineman Taylor Decker said following the win that he was not at all surprised at how well the offensive line performed, despite the pressure that Michigan State brought.“I thought coming in after that Penn State game and that environment that, I thought we were going to perform well,” he said. “I thought the offensive line as a whole unit, I thought we executed well. I thought we were able to run the ball and kind of assert our will on them.”Meyer, who is not known to sensationalize a win, said the win over the Spartans was “one for the ages.”“That’s how much respect we had for our opponent going into it. We played a top-10 team and we really played our best and on the road,” Meyer said. “Once again, I look at our players and I see how many young guys are playing for us that are going to be around here for awhile. So, the future’s pretty bright.”That future turns to Minneapolis on Nov. 15 as the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Kickoff is set for noon.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a woman in her 30s was stabbed to death in broad daylight in a Surrey village.The victim, who was walking along a street in the village of Stoneleigh, was knifed to death by a man who jumped out of car at around 3pm on Friday afternoon.Two men were arrested in connection with the incident a short time later and police confirmed that the attacker and victim were known to one another.Surrey Police said one man was being held on suspicion of murder while the other was detained on suspicion of assisting an offender.One eyewitness described seeing a man get out of a black 4×4 which had mounted the kerb and chase the woman before attacking her.The suspects then drove off and passers by rushed to the scene to help the woman who was collapsed on the pavement.A member of the public is understood to have performed CPR on the woman before medics in an air ambulance arrived, but she was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. Police were last night trying to calm local concern about the incident, but appealed for any witnesses to come forward.Mr Hodder said: “We realise there will be a number of questions about what has happened which we will try to answer when we can and would ask the public not to speculate.“We have a number of officers in the area to both investigate and support the community following this attack which we believe would have been witnessed by a number of people. “I spoke to the 999 services and then turned around by which point the car was gone and members of the public were helping the young woman wrapped her up and was performing CPR”The ambulance and police then arrived so I left as I was shaken up and had to go back to work.”The incident took place not far from a primary school as children were being picked up at the end of the day.Chief Inspector Michael Hodder, of Surrey Police, said: “This was a tragic and shocking incident in which a woman has lost her life after being attacked in broad daylight.”Our thoughts are with her friends and family at this time. At this stage we believe the victim and suspect are known to each other.” One witness at the scene said: “About 2:55pm I saw a black 4×4 mount the curb and a male got out and chased this woman a couple of feet then grabbed her and she fell to the ground. “If you did witness what happened and haven’t already spoken to officers, or may have dashcam footage I would urge you to do so immediately.”The incident took place close to the A24, which was closed just before rush hour in order to allow police to deal with the incident.Last month a father was stabbed to death in front of his teenage son on board a train heading from Guildford to London.Lee Pomeroy, an IT consultant died from multiple stab wounds following an altercation with another passenger as he and his son travelling to London to celebrate his birthday the following day.Darren Pencille is due to go on trial charged with the murder later this year. The woman was stabbed to death in Stoneleigh Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Un incendie dévastateur tue 40 personnes en IsraëlDepuis hier, un dévastateur et meurtrier incendie se propage dans la forêt du mont Carmel, dans la banlieue de Haïfa, en Israël. A ce jour, alors que l’aide internationale vient d’arriver sur place, quarante victimes sont à déplorer.Les quarante personnes tuées par les flammes sont toutes des gardiens de prison qui se trouvaient à bord d’un bus pénitentiaire. “Le bus était en route pour renforcer le personnel de la maison d’arrêt de Damon afin de sécuriser le transfert de détenus vers d’autres prisons”, a expliqué Yaron Zamir, porte-parole de l’administration pénitentiaire israélienne. Interrogé par la télévision du pays, un pompier a raconté : “Quiconque a vu une tempête de feu saura ce que je veux dire. Les gardiens de prison décédés n’avaient aucune chance de survie, aucune protection. Ils sont juste tombés sur la route et ont été brûlésvifs”.À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasCet incendie qui ravage depuis hier la forêt du mont Carmel, est l’un des plus importants qu’Israël ait connu depuis douze ans. 2.800 hectares de bois sont déjà partis en fumée malgré la mobilisation de pompiers venus de tout le pays, et plus de 12.000 habitants ont été évacués de villes et villages des environs. Face à l’ampleur de la catastrophe, l’Etat hébreu a appelé à une aide internationale déjà arrivée sur place. Une centaine de pompiers bulgares ont ainsi rejoint leurs homologues israéliens, tandis que des avions et des pompiers grecs et britanniques, ont également été mobilisés.De son côté, la France a envoyé 80 tonnes d’équipements, et deux avions Canadair, un troisième devant prendre dans la journée la direction d’Israël, comme un avion bombardier d’eau de type Dash 8. De l’aide venant des Etats-Unis, de Russie, d’Egypte, de Chypre, de Jordanie, d’Espagne, d’Azerbaïdjan, de Roumanie et de Turquie, est également attendue.Le 3 décembre 2010 à 15:29 • Emmanuel Perrin
WASHINGTON — The CEO of Wells Fargo faced calls for his resignation Tuesday from harshly critical senators over allegations that bank employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales quotas.Members of the Senate Banking Committee showed bipartisan outrage over the long-running conduct, unsatisfied by Chief Executive John Stumpf’s show of contrition.Stumpf said he was “deeply sorry” that the bank failed to meet its responsibility to customers and didn’t act sooner to stem “this unacceptable activity.” He promised to assist affected customers.Sen. Elizabeth Warren flatly told Stumpf he should step down. “You squeezed your employees to the breaking point so they would cheat customers,” she said. “You should resign. You should give back the money you took while the scam was going on.”The Massachusetts Democrat, one of the fiercest critics of Wall Street, also advocated for a criminal investigation by the Justice Department and a civil probe by securities regulators.Stumpf, a 34-year veteran of Wells Fargo and CEO since 2007, earned $19.3 million last year. The bank does have in place provisions its board could implement to claim back executive compensation.
May 4: Center Stage Clothiers proprietor Diana Cameron Fitzpatrick and local makeup artist Zachery Smith will host an open house makeup and costuming demonstration from 6 to 9 p.m. during Drinks, Costumes and Zombies at Center Stage Clothiers, 1400 Main St., Vancouver; free, 18 and older. 360-558-7778 or www.centerstageclothiers.comMay 4-5: Cinco De Mayo gets double duty this year with Tacos & Taps from 4 to 9 p.m. both days at the Clark County Food Bank, 6502 N.E. 47th Ave., Vancouver; $35 to $45. Enjoy gourmet tacos and craft beer from local chefs and brewers, listen to live tunes, play raffles and take part in the beer bottle ring toss and photo booth at this fundraiser. www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/tacosandtapsMay 5: Join thousands of walkers and runners, and hundreds of dogs, turtles, birds, and many more surprises in a Run/Walk for the Animals at 7:30 a.m. at Esther Short Park, West Eighth and Columbia streets, Vancouver, to support the Humane Society of Southwest Washington. Enjoy the Vendor Village, a beer tent serving local brews. www.cityofvancouver.us/community/runwalk-animalsMay 5: Three Together (Doug, Judy, and Don Mitchell) is known for combining complicated three-part harmonies and tight musicianship. Grammy winning guitarist Doug Smith will lead the acoustic vocal trio in performances of baby boomer era folk, pop and soft rock during their 7:30 p.m. concert at Old Liberty Theater, Old Liberty Theater, 115 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield; $15. 360-887-7260 or www.oldlibertytheater.comMay 5: Katya Williams and Emily Aldridge will play tunes at English Estate Winery’s 115th anniversary. Check out the car show, new wine releases, local artists, food and more. Jennifer English, a winemaker, will conduct tours of the historic farm at 1 and 3 p.m. The celebration runs from noon to 6 p.m. at the Winery, 17806 S.E. First St., Vancouver; free, 21 and older. 360-772-5141 or www.englishestatewinery.com/events
KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez was live outside the museum on College Avenue with details. San Diego Police Museum vandalized, caught on camera Ashlie Rodriguez, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Surveillance video shows a man vandalizing the San Diego Police Museum Tuesday morning.It’s the third attack on the city owned non-profit, and he did it in broad daylight. October 2, 2018 Posted: October 2, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ashlie Rodriguez
In the Kasilof River, the total estimated sockeye salmon passage through July 17 is 149,000 fish. Based on average run-timing, passage in the Kasilof River is 57% complete and projects a final passage estimate of 259,000 fish, which is within the biological escapement goal (BEG) for this river of 160,000–340,000 fish. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Fish and Game has announced the closure of drift gillnetting in the Central District of Upper Cook Inlet and also set gillnetting in the East Foreland Section of the Upper Subdistrict from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., today. The estimated total passage of Kenai River late-run large king salmon through July 17 is 3,439 fish. Based on average run-timing, passage is 25% complete through this date, which projects afinal escapement of under 14,000 fish. Final passage estimates in the Kenai River have declined from 840,000 fish on July 13 to the present estimate. Set gillnetting however, will be open within one-half mile of the mean high tide mark on the Kenai Peninsula shoreline in the Kasilof Section of the Upper Subdistrict and will be open within 600 feet of the mean high tide mark of the Kenai Peninsula shoreline in that portion of the Kenai Section of the Upper Subdistrict south of the southern ADF&G regulatory marker from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., today. The estimated total sockeye salmon passage in the Kenai River through July 17 was 124,000 fish. Based on average run-timing, passage is 28% complete through this date and projects a final passage of approximately 440,000 fish, which is well below the inriver goal range of 1.0–1.3 million fish for Kenai River sockeye salmon.
The protest took place in the Saudi capital Riyadh. AFP file photoSaudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested against the kingdom’s austerity measures and who could face trial, a news website close to the government reported on Saturday.Sabq said the princes, who were not named, were protesting at a historical Riyadh royal palace, Qasr al-Hokm, against a government’s decision to stop paying the water and electricity bills of royals.They were also demanding “financial compensation” after one of their cousins had been sentenced for an unspecified crime.The princes were transferred to the high-security Ha’ir prison in the capital “ahead of their trial”, Sabq said, citing unnamed sources.It said the princes “were informed of the error of their demands but they refused to leave Qasr al-Hokm”, prompting the royal guards to intervene and arrest them.Saudi officials contacted by AFP Saturday were not immediately reachable for comment.Saudi Arabia has introduced a string of austerity measures over the past two years to boost revenues and cut spending as the global slump in oil prices led to ballooning budget deficits.The kingdom’s push to diversify its oil-dependent economy has been linked to the arrest of more than 200 princes in November in an anti-corruption purge spearheaded by powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king’s son and heir to the throne.Most of those detained were held at the palatial Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh, which has turned into a luxury prison.King Salman on Saturday announced a boost in stipends and tax relief for Saudi citizens, particularly those employed in the military or public sector.The International Labour Organization estimates that unemployment among Saudis aged 15 to 25 stood at 36.2 per cent last year.
Man on Texas 10 Most Wanted list captured in Mexico CityA man on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list has been captured in Mexico as part of an El Paso murder investigation.The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday announced the arrest of 46-year-old Keith Antonio Boynes . Officials say Boynes, who was wanted on a murder-related charge and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, was caught Tuesday in Mexico City.The arrest was the result of a tip. The tipster will receive a reward of up to $7,500.DPS says Boynes was transported to Houston and awaits transfer to El Paso, where he was wanted in connection with an August 2017 slaying at a hotel.His criminal history also includes arrests for aggravated assault, sexual assault, weapons charges and burglary. Hurricane Season: Hurricane AliciaHurricane Alicia hit the Houston in 1983, the longest hurricane-free stretch in recorded history. The storm inflicted more than $3 billion worth of damage –making it one of the costliest hurricanes to date in U.S. history. The lessons Houston learned from the cleanup and recovery process helped improve its response to later storms.“Hurricane Season” is an eight-episode podcast that explores how major storms going back to 1900 greatly impacted Greater Houston people and policies. 🎧Listen and subscribe at houstonpublicmedia.org/harvey Share Friday, August 10, 2018Top afternoon stories:Davis Land/Houston Public MediaU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to Attorney’s Office staff and reporters on August 10, 2018, in Houston, TX.Sessions’ remarks about illegal immigration and crime in Houston are no coincidenceU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Houston Friday and talked about how illegal immigrants can engage in criminal activity and praised Texas lawmakers for passing SB4 in 2017, a state law that targets so-called sanctuary cities. A political expert thinks that wasn’t a coincidence.Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston, told Houston Matters that, although some research studies have concluded increases in illegal immigration haven’t caused crime to go up, what could matter at the end of the day is a perception of whether or not that happens.“Since the 1990s, crime has fallen considerably and violent crimes have fallen even more,” Rottinghaus said, but “that’s not to say that there’s not a perception that violent crime is increasing.” Galveston County Sheriff’s OfficeThis booking photo shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis who on August 9, 2018, was formally indicted for the mass shooting that occurred at the Santa Fe High School on May 18, 2018.Grand Jury Indicts Alleged Santa Fe High School ShooterDimitrios Pagourtzis has confessed to the mass shooting that killed 10 and wounded 13 at Santa Fe High School.A Galveston County Grand Jury has now indicted the 17-year-old for “capital murder of multiple persons” and “aggravated assault of a public servant.” The second charge is for shooting a school district police officer, who survived.Police say Pagourtzis opened fire in the art classroom with a revolver and a shotgun in the morning of May 18. Officers arrived after four minutes and engaged the shooter. He eventually surrendered and was taken into custody. Photo via PixabayTexas Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday, Runs through SundayTexas shoppers will get a tax break later this week as children prepare to return to school.The Texas comptroller’s office says the annual tax-free weekend, for a number of school-related items, begins Friday and runs through Sunday.The Texas law exempts most clothing, footwear, and school supplies priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes for the weekend. The sales tax holiday applies to purchases from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in the state. Layaways are eligible.Officials say the tax break could save buyers about $8 on every $100 spent. Texas releases plan for how more than $209 million from Volkswagen settlement will be spentTexas wants to use more than $209 million from a lawsuit settlement with Volkswagen to reduce air pollution and help introduce more zero-emission vehicles to Texas roadways, according to a plan unveiled Wednesday.The state sued Volkswagen in 2015 after the German automaker admitted to selling diesel vehicles that were rigged to circumvent emissions tests, and the next year, Volkswagen agreed to pay Texas more than $190 million, plus $50 million in civil penalties and attorneys’ fees. About 32,000 Volkswagen vehicles capable of emissions cheating were sold in Texas._____________________Top morning stories: iStock.comHouston School Board Votes to Avoid Teacher Salary FreezeThis new school year, Houston teachers will see modest increases in their paycheck, based on their experience.The Houston school board rejected a proposal to freeze their salaries and added back scheduled raises for veteran instructors at its meeting Thursday night.Most teachers will see between $200 and $2,200 more in their salary. It’s based on their years in the classroom, also known as “step” pay scale. Without that compensation, several instructors told the board they don’t feel valued.
By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, email@example.comA Baltimore police officer who was cleared earlier this month of assault and misconduct charges during a violent arrest last year, is back in trouble.Officer Kevin Battipaglia was caught on bodycam video on Christmas Eve 2017 smashing Darrian Carr, 21, in the face with his baton, breaking his jaw and knocking him unconscious. Carr was on the ground motionless for several moments with blood flowing from his head as his friends loudly lamented his fate as he was being arrested by Battipaglia. Carr’s injuries ultimately required surgery and caused permanent damage according to his attorney Latoya Francis-Williams. At the time Battipaglia’s attorney argued it was an accidental collision. However, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office charged him with first degree assault and misconduct in office. He was suspended by the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) without pay. But, earlier this month on Oct. 11, Battipaglia was found not guilty on all counts.Officer Kevin Battipaglia (Courtesy photo)However, less than three weeks after Battipaglia was cleared of the charges connected to that controversial arrest in 2017, he faces internal BPD charges of destruction of property, which occured during an alleged moment of rage in reference to an interaction with fellow officers on Oct. 28 at the Northeast District precinct. He was charged with malicious destruction of property (property damage less than $1,000) by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Oct. 30.According to BPD documents obtained exclusively by the AFRO, Battipaglia reacted violently when he was informed by a BPD lieutenant that he would not be permitted to take leave on Halloween (Oct. 31). Battipaglia allegedly wanted to take leave to attend an out-of-state wedding.“…he immediately became highly upset. Officer Battipaglia then threw his personal cell phone, which landed on the floor in front of the front desk podium. Once Officer Battipaglia walked to the front of the podium to pick up his cell phone he then kicked his…foot through the front desk podium causing the underneath of the desk to break…” the report states.The police report states further that a fellow officer attempted to “calm Officer Battipaglia down, but ultimately (the officer) removed myself because I didn’t want to be around his behavior anymore.”However, according to the report, Battipaglia’s anger over his denial of leave time escalated.“At the time I told Officer Battipaglia that the damage (to the podium) didn’t look too bad and he then responded by saying, “Look at what I did to the front door.””The officer who wrote the report documenting Battipaglia’s behavior turned to discover “the front glass door was broken…Officer Battipaglia stated “Don’t worry you weren’t here and you didn’t see it happen so you won’t get in trouble,”” according to the report. Battipaglia presumably smashed a precinct window in a fit of anger over his leave request being denied.Battipaglia’s trial is scheduled for Dec. 10.
Story Links Thursday’s outing marked the ninth time this season Cunningham has reached double-figures in the scoring column. Cunningham has registered 10 or more points 80 times in his collegiate career. Cunningham set season highs for free throws made (nine) and free throws attempted (11). Fore set season highs in made field goals (four) and assists (four). Jordan Nwora registered his 26th career double-figure scoring outing, including the 17th this season, finishing with 13 points on Thursday night. Malik Williams reached double-figures in the scoring column for the second straight game and the sixth time this season after totaling 14 points against the Wolfpack. Louisville is 142-22 all-time at the KFC Yum! Center, which is in its ninth season as the home for the Cardinals. The Cardinals are 5-1 in the ACC for the third time in their five seasons in the conference (2015-16 and 2017-18). UofL has never registered a 6-1 record in the ACC. Through its first 19 games this season, Louisville has produced 35 runs of 8-0 or better, including an 8-0 run in the first half against NC State. The Cardinals have scored 80 or more points in 12 of 19 games this season, including five of six ACC games. The only ACC game they failed to reach 80 points was the 79-51 win at Georgia Tech on Jan. 19. The 23 turnovers by the Wolfpack matched the highest total for a Louisville opponent equaling the number for Southern on Nov. 13, 2018. UofL is 50-0 in non-overtime games since Dec. 18, 2000 when forcing 23 or more turnovers. The last loss was 68-65 to Western Kentucky on Dec. 9, 2000 in Freedom Hall when the Hilltoppers finished with 25 turnovers. Including Thursday’s performance, the Cardinals have made eight or more three-pointers in 13 of 19 games this season. Louisville’s 82.8% (24-of-29) free throw shooting was its best percentage from the stripe with at least 25 attempts since making 86.7% (26-of-30) in a win at Western Kentucky on Dec. 20, 2014. The 24 made free throws marked UofL’s highest total since making 30 free throws against Michigan State on Nov. 27, 2018. The Cardinals moved to 13-0 this season when shooting a better percentage from the field than their opponent. Thursday’s game marked the first win for Louisville since Jan. 24, 1996 (61-57 against Saint Louis) when allowing 40 percent or better from three-point range and being outrebounded by 10 or more.PLAYER NOTES With his pair of three-pointers against the Wolfpack, Ryan McMahon has made at least two trifectas in 10 of 19 games this season.Print Friendly Version SERIES NOTES Enoch connected on a season-high two three-point baskets in the win over NC State. Christen Cunningham led the Cardinals in scoring for the fifth time this season as the graduate transfer finished with a team-leading 17 points. Louisville holds a 12-10 lead in the all-time series with NC State, which dates back to 1949. The Cardinals are 7-2 at home against the Wolfpack, including a 2-1 record at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville is 4-2 against NC State since joining the ACC.TEAM NOTES Nwora matched a career high with his four assists. With 10 points, Steven Enoch has reached double-figures in four of his last five games and 10 times overall this season. Dwayne Sutton achieved double-figures in scoring for the 12th time in his two seasons in Louisville, including his 11th this season after registering 10 points on Thursday. Khwan Fore matched a season high with his nine points against NC State. Williams has nine career double-figure scoring performances. Williams equaled a season high connecting on a pair of three-pointers for the sixth time this season.
A few years ago, a study by the London School of Economics and Political Science found that the average CEO spends roughly 18 hours of a 55-hour work week in meetings, more than three hours on calls and five hours in business meals.As a busy CEO myself, I can relate. But my most important calendar item has nothing to do with work.It’s dinner with my family.First things first.In fact, I consider being at the supper table with my wife and two boys, ages seven and four, an inviolable rule. The only exception is when I’m traveling (and even then I make getting home in time for dinner a priority in my trip planning).This routine isn’t easy for a tech industry executive to maintain, but I adopted it a few years ago and kept it even after becoming a CEO for the first time last year.As dedicated as I am to leading my company and driving great results, my top success metric in life lies outside the corner office: What kinds of people my kids grow up to be.Related: Balancing Act: Work-Life Balance Should Be Your Enterprise’s ConcernThe verdict is in.Study after study has shown that children who regularly eat with their families are better off.Kids who eat dinner with their parents five or more days a week have a decreased risk of smoking, drinking or using drugs, eat healthier, do better in school and have better relationships with their parents than children who eat dinner with their parents less often, says a report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that shared family mealtimes mean a child may be 35 percent less likely to engage in disordered eating, 24 percent more likely to eat healthier foods and 12 percent less likely to be overweight.Students who do not regularly eat with their parents are twice more likely to be truant at school, according to an analysis by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.And yet, according to a survey conducted by Eckrich, a product of ConAgra Foods, only 40 percent of American families eat dinner together, and then, no more than two or three times a week.Related: Why You Should Hire Your Kids This SummerYour EOD is up 2 U.Dinner with the family has become so unusual for busy professionals that when Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, declared publicly a few years ago that she insists on leaving the office at 5:30 every day to get home for dinner with her two kids, the Wall Street Journal said the announcement “stunned the world.”Shame on all of us if it’s astonishing to want to be truly present as your children grow up, even if it means setting limits or getting creative on your schedule.I shut down around 5 pm every day and head home to Burlingame, CA, for dinner. I consider it a much wiser investment than staying in the office until 6:30 or 7 just to prove how hard I’m working.The conversation around the table tends to be that of a typical young family — from what happened in school that day to a great song one of us heard. Devices are prohibited. (I’ve instructed other executives at the company to call me in the event of an urgent work matter — but I won’t be online.)Nearly every dinnertime, something happens — whether it’s a teaching moment or a shared smile with my wife after something one of the kids said — that feels irreplaceable.Related: What Sheryl Sandberg Would Have Told Her Younger SelfGet a jump on tomorrow, don’t drag out your employees’ today.The kids are off to bed at 7:30, and that’s when I sometimes log back on. Technology affords this amazing flexibility — why not take advantage to balance life and work?(By the way, I focus on “me” tasks after firing the laptop back up, such as working on a presentation I have to deliver, rather than bombarding the team with e-mails that they’ll feel obligated to respond to during their off hours.)While I didn’t announce my dinner rule via a company-wide e-mail, after declining a number of dinnertime meetings and saying why, my philosophy was learned. I’ve been amazed by how respectful and accommodating everyone has been. In fact, most have taken my lead, are spending more quality time with their families, and are much happier (and more productive) employees for it! When you tell people what’s important to you, they have a wonderful way of following along.If you have the flexibility to make dinner with the family routine — and I realize not everyone’s job can accommodate this, for example a single parent trying to make ends meet by working two jobs or a police officer working a long shift — I’d vouch for it being one of the best moves you’ll ever make. Enroll Now for Free April 4, 2016 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now
Shruti Dugar | KolkataDestination wedding in India is seeing a robust increase and has become a trend in the recent years. According to Wedding Tourism Report by MRSS India, the wedding market in India is pegged at INR 110,000 crore of which around INR 23,438 crore can be attributed to a destination wedding. The figure is expected to double at a staggering rate to INR 45,000 crore by the end of 2020 which is growing at 25-30% annually. While speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Bharathi Shetty, Founder and Managing Director, Frontier Holidays attributed many factors behind the increasing demand for the destination wedding.Speaking about the top favourite destinations in India, Shetty revealed that the demand to wed in places like Udaipur, Manali, Andaman Islands, Goa, Jaipur, Kerala are the highest. While Udaipur and Jaipur are famous for the royal wedding themes, Kerala has become popular due to its vast network of backwaters and houseboats etc. Hyderabad’s Ramoji Rao Film City is also one of the well-known destination wedding locations.Not only the local residents but many NRIs, especially from UAE and European Union nations, prefer India for their weddings.The booming Indian economy and the growing middle-class income has made destination weddings more popular. With personalisation of theme, and people wanting to explore the culturally exotic locations in India, the demand is on a rise. So much so that it has emerged as a niche product in the tourism industry with affordable and frequent flights and accommodations options.The trend of customisation has taken the industry by storm and since marriage is a once in a lifetime affair, couples want to cherish the memory, voiced Shetty. “We have witnessed around 28% year on year increase. With each passing year, Indian weddings are getting bigger and better and offer a lucrative business opportunity to the players involved. Giving up the basic traditional look, the Indian weddings are donning a more corporate look,” reasoned Shetty.
Arizona Cardinals’ J.J. Nelson (14) runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Count wide receiver J.J. Nelson as the latest member of last year’s Arizona Cardinals to exit via free agency.The Oakland Raiders announced Friday they had signed Nelson, who played 14 games for the Cardinals last season.Nelson, 26, played each of his first four NFL seasons in Arizona after the Cardinals drafted him in the fifth round (159th overall) in 2015. Nelson is a product of the University of Alabama-Birmingham and has since played 56 NFL games (15 starts) in Cardinal red from 2015 to 2018. He now joins the Raiders, who will play their final season in Oakland this year before moving to Las Vegas. Nelson’s 64 yards from scrimmage last year were a career-low for him after he had 299, 568 and 508 in his first three seasons, respectively. He was targeted just 19 times — also a career low — of which he made seven catches to account for all 64 of his yards and no touchdowns. His career high in yards from scrimmage was 651, set in 2016 when he had 568 yards in the air and 83 more on the ground for six touchdowns.Related LinksReport: Former Cardinals pass rusher Markus Golden signing with GiantsReports: Mike Iupati to sign with the Seattle SeahawksReports: Former Cardinals S Antoine Bethea to sign with GiantsReports: Free agent LB Deone Bucannon to leave Cardinals for BucsHe joins Deone Bucannon, Markus Golden, Mike Iupati and Antoine Bethea as members of the 2018 Cardinals to have signed deals with new teams this offseason.Meanwhile, the Raiders add another receiver after already acquiring Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams in the past week. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 13 Comments Share
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