Eight Vermont counties now qualify for homeowners and business assistance

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin has announced that Addison, Orange and Bennington Counties have received the Individual Assistance Declaration, joining Windham, Chittenden, Washington, Rutland and Windsor. ‘This is critical for homeowners and businesses facing expensive damages and losses from Tropical Storm Irene,’ the Governor said. Assistance for losses sustained anytime after the storm may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster. Even those with insurance may be eligible for help from FEMA if their insurance policy does not cover all their needs, FEMA said. To apply: Step 1: Register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. There are several ways to register:Apply online anytime at www.DisasterAssistance.gov(link is external). Call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY at 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are available to assist with the application process.By smartphone or tablet, use m.fema.gov, or for devices with the Android operating system, a FEMA App can be downloaded at market.android.com/details?id=gov.fema.mobile.android.When applying for aid you will receive a nine-digit registration number that can be used for reference when corresponding with FEMA. It is helpful to have the following information handy:Current telephone number;Address at the time of the disaster and current address;Social Security number, if available;A general list of damages and losses;If insured, the name of insurance company, agent and policy number; andBank routing number for any direct deposit. Step 2: Receive a property inspection.Within a few days after registering, eligible applicants will be telephoned to make an appointment to have their damaged property inspected. The inspectors, who are FEMA contractors and carry identification badges, visit to make a record of damage. They do not make a determination regarding assistance. There is no cost for the inspection. Step 3: All applicants will receive a letter from FEMA regarding the status of their requests for federal assistance. Some will also receive an application for a low-interest disaster recovery loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.Anyone who has questions about the letter from FEMA should call the helpline (800-621-3362 or TTY, 800-462-7585).Those who receive an application packet from the SBA should complete and submit the forms. No one is required to accept a loan but submitting the application may open the door to additional FEMA grants. FEMA sent out 35 field reps to counties that have received the Individual Assistance Declaration.  These reps have been handing out materials residents will need and have been answering one on one questions. The Governor outlined steps that his administration is taking in anticipation of more rainfall tonight and into tomorrow.  Emergency management officials are closely monitoring the weather and advising Vermonters to once again take precautions for the possibility of high water and power outages.Governor’s office. 9.6.2011last_img read more

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Down East Family YMCA swim team wins in first dual meet

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA Dolphins defeated the Waldo County YMCA Bluefish 708-161 on Saturday in the season’s first dual meet.The win was the team’s largest margin of victory ever. A total of 106 DEFY swimmers participated in the meet. Of those, 33 DEFY swimmers placed first in at least one individual event, and 11 placed first in two or more events. The Dolphins also finished first in every contested relay event.Colin Aponte qualified for the New England YMCA Championships in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 1.7 seconds, and Sean Hill joined him by posting a time of 56.79 seconds in the same event. Hill also qualified in the 200-meter freestyle by posting a time of 2:04.77.Hill’s performance in the 200 free was also good enough to qualify for the Maine Swimming Junior Olympics. Joining him there will be Caroline Mazgaj and Jessalyn Parks. Mazgaj qualified for the 50-meter backstroke with a time of 36.38 seconds, and Parks advanced in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 34.66 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Lakers’ Tyson Chandler learns on the fly in his return to L.A.

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I love this city the way they love me,” he said postgame, sporting a black Dodgers cap. “I’ve been on the other side and played the villain. Now it’s great to be on this side and actually rep ’em.”There was a whirlwind of steps between the Tuesday morning Chandler set out on his road trip and the 23-minute debut he made for the Lakers on Wednesday night, when he helped close out the 114-110 victory with two critical offensive rebounds against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Not everyone could be expected to digest as much as Chandler did and still play a meaningful role in a win.But it’s that skill set, the veteran knowledge and the intuition the Lakers felt they needed when they agreed to sign Chandler over the weekend, as the Suns negotiated his $13.6 million buyout. Phoenix gained salary cap space and moved a veteran who had grown restless on a number of forgettable teams. The Lakers, however, added rebounding, defense and a base of experience they felt was lacking in their locker room.While it might be overstating the case to say Chandler’s addition is vital to the Lakers, it certainly was described in those terms by a number of key veterans and the one person who has been most embattled in the last week: Coach Luke Walton.“We needed the help now,” he said. “And I don’t know how that all works, but give Rob and Magic credit for recognizing that and going out and getting that job done for our squad. I think it helps stabilize us.” LOS ANGELES — In all, the journey took six hours. Like any true Angeleno, Tyson Chandler knew there would be traffic.He had filled his car during the few days he learned he would be moving from Phoenix back to Los Angeles, and he decided to drive rather than fly to save himself the hassle of having to go back later for more of his things.After all, what is six hours when he had been waiting 17 years for this to happen?In the back of his mind, Chandler, 36, had been hoping to come home throughout his NBA career, since he was traded by the Clippers on draft night in 2001. He had been waiting for the kind of reception he got Wednesday night when he checked into his first game with the Lakers with three minutes left in the first quarter. As he pointed toward the rafters, the Staples Center crowd cheered for his arrival – the native son finally playing for the team he grew up watching. Chandler was also vocal on a second unit that often hums with Rondo’s running dialogue. He was communicating on defense, pointing out vulnerabilities and trying to position himself correctly as the Lakers held the Timberwolves to just 33 percent shooting in the second half. James said every one of Chandler’s minutes was “impactful,” and his voice – telling the team to keep fighting – was welcome for a group that has lost a number of close games already this season.During a late timeout, Rondo was uncharacteristically quiet. Walton was concerned his point guard was upset. Rondo wasn’t – he just didn’t have anything to add.“Coach asked what was wrong; I’m like, ‘When Tyson’s talking, I don’t need to talk as well,’ ” he said. “So having another voice in the locker room is big, especially for me and Bron.”But even the most prepared veteran has weaknesses. For Chandler, it was his conditioning. Moving and going through assorted medical exams had knocked him out of his routine, and he hadn’t played much in Phoenix before being bought out. In the Lakers’ up-tempo style, his only goal was to play good defense and let the younger players run.He made good on those efforts, setting physical screens and playing tough defense on Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns, who didn’t hit a shot in the second half. With Chandler guarding him, Towns was 0 for 6. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.How does a player go from arriving on a Tuesday afternoon and closing a game Wednesday night?The Lakers took a lot of time with Chandler, even in the limited opportunities. As early as Tuesday, Walton squeezed in some court time with him. After Wednesday morning shootaround, Walton assembled a group of five (including himself) to help Chandler run through the team’s offensive sets.But not everything is in a playbook. In the game itself, Chandler credited veteran guard Rajon Rondo with helping him get up to speed with where he needed to be. Sometimes, Rondo would say so and point. Sometimes he would simply flick his eyes to a spot where he needed Chandler to go.All signals were picked up.“He vocally was telling me where to be at all times, making eye contact with me,” Chandler said. “And I’ve seen a lot of the sets to pick up on ’em. I knew the basics, but clearly, I didn’t know like second or third options.”Still, there were times he could have fooled the casual observer. Rondo and LeBron James credited Chandler for having a basic familiarity with certain sets that go by many names on many different teams but are common throughout the NBA. The Lakers ran a “Chin” set with Chandler on the floor that resulted in an alley-oop by Lonzo Ball. Chandler’s intuition on such plays made it possible to keep him on the floor. While he wasn’t always arriving in transition with everyone else, that will come with time, Chandler insisted.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “Tonight, I was just trying to anchor defensively and let them run offensively,” he said. “As the weeks go along, I’ll get my legs under me and really start being able to be a help on both ends.”One thing Chandler understands: There’s a lot more time. He was expecting to get bought out, but such deals are more common during the second half of the season, when teams already have an idea what their season will look like. Rather than spending a few weeks in March trying to blend in for a playoff run, Chandler has 71 more games to try to find his role on the Lakers.Maybe he’ll take some time this week to finish moving in and getting settled. The next journey is just beginning.“I was just happy to get this first one out of the way,” he said, “so I can get back into my rhythm and really just start building layers of what we’re going to try to accomplish.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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District court judge overturns Iowa’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ law

first_imgDES MOINES — A district court judge has ruled Iowa’s so-called “fetal heartbeat” law is unconstitutional.Last May, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the law to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat may be detected, which happens in about the sixth week of a pregnancy. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa immediately challenged the law in court.Governor Reynolds issued a written statement late Tuesday afternoon, saying a “beating heart indicates life” and she’s “incredibly disappointed” by the ruling. Senator Janet Petersen, a Democrat from Des Moines who’s a leading critic of the proposal, also issued a statement. Petersen called the law “extreme” and says it “forced motherhood” on Iowa women and girls.Last summer the Iowa Supreme Court ruled a 72-hour waiting period for abortions was unconstitutional. There’s no word yet on whether the state’s highest court will be asked to rule on the constitutionality of the fetal heartbeat law.last_img read more

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Watch UFC 248 – ADESANYA VS ROMERO

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Ash Trees, Agriculture Face Threat From Two Invasive Insects

first_imgThis article was first published in the Sept. 20-26, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. By Chris Rotolo |MONMOUTH COUNTY – The infestation of the emerald ash borer is coming to Monmouth County trees near you.According to experts in the field, there’s little anyone can do to avoid the total destruction and devastation of the local ash tree population.George Nobel, the general supervisor of trees for the Monmouth County Shade Tree Division, said time is of the essence for any Two River-area residents interested in preserving their private ash trees.“It’s not a matter of if this will happen, it’s when,” said Nobel. “There is no avoiding this. (The emerald ash borer) is going to kill all untreated ash trees. So if you have a healthy specimen, and you want to save it, you can preserve it pretty effectively with a treatment. But if it’s already infected, it’s pretty impossible to cure the infestation.”According to Flynn’s Tree Service of Middletown, treatment requests have been trending upward since the metallic green, bullet-shaped beetle first appeared in the Garden State in May 2014. An average treatment for a private ash tree can be around $175, though costs can vary based upon size.Nobel was adamant that if property owners have a healthy specimen they’d like to preserve, it could be financially beneficial to do so, stating “not many people know that if you have really nice landscaping and trees on your property, it can add value.”The Threat is Already HereNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) said that, since 2002, the emerald ash borer has wreaked havoc on the North American continent, laying waste to tens of millions of ash trees. The agency first fielded reports about the insect in Burlington, Mercer and Somerset counties, but in following years it’s fanned out to every northern county in the state and reached as far south as Camden County.County horticulturalist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension Diane Larson said the emerald ash borer has inhabited Monmouth County since 2015, with isolated incidents reported in Allentown and Millstone Township, but the swarm is spreading, with a large supply of ash tree specimens for the insect to infest.“The ash is a beautiful tree and it’s not only native to the area, but has been widely planted within county and municipal parks over the last 20 to 30 years,” said Larson, pointing to the 24.7 million green ash, white ash and white fringe tree specimens in the northern and central portions of the state. “Up to this point Monmouth County hasn’t had a lot of widespread problems, but it’s just a matter of time.”People cultivate ash trees for ornamental purposes, though it is native to the forested areas of central and northern New Jersey. Ash trees have a grayish bark that is smooth to the touch on younger specimens. Depending on the species of ash, they can vary in dimension from 30 feet to 120 feet high, and 40-to-50-feet wide. The ash tree develops compound leaves with five to 13 oval leaflets that are 8-to-15-inches long.JCP&L Warns It Will Cut TreesDuring a Sept. 11 presentation by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) at the Holmdel Community Center, the electrical service provider unveiled a new $400 million infrastructure plan that is pending approval before the state Board of Public Utilities.Vice president of external affairs, John Anderson, said a major aspect of the company’s Reliability Plus plan was an enhanced vegetation management program that will essentially double JCP&L’s current annual budget of $25 million.Anderson noted the aggressiveness of this program was due in large part to the impending damage that will be caused by the emerald ash borer.“Believe it or not, the majority of power outages in our service area are caused by falling tree limbs and the collapse of brittle tress during stormy weather,” Anderson said.According to Nobel, the emerald ash borer destroys by feeding on the margins of the ash leaf, before depositing eggs in the bark crevices of the trunk. After the egg matures the larvae burrow and feed on the water and nutrient-transporting underbelly of the tree known as cambium, cutting off its life source and leaving it as a brittle, rotting husk susceptible to collapse during severe weather events.“Once these trees begin to show poor health it’s too late. They can’t be saved and they’ll begin to turn to dust very fast,” Nobel said. “Companies won’t even let their employees climb ash trees anymore, because they may be compromised and it’s tough to tell sometimes.”Spotted Lanternfly a New ThreatDespite the emerald ash borer’s impending impact on the Two River community, Larson, the horticulturalist, says it’s not the only invasive insect species we need to worry about.The spotted lanternfly is another destructive force that, unlike the emerald ash borer, has flight capabilities and, rather than feeding on a single specimen like the ash, has an appetite for a multitude of fruit trees, ornamental trees, vegetables, herbs, vines and agricultural crops like grapes and hops.The Spotted Lanternfly. Photo courtesy NJDEPNobel described a scene earlier this year in which a small Pennsylvania vineyard was overrun with approximately 200,000 of these plant-hopping bugs, with crews of government workers shoveling out truckloads of the insects.Delicious Orchards co-owner Michael McDonald expressed his anxiety over the infestation across the Delaware River. “As of right now, all we can do is cross our fingers and hope that they continue to contain this thing,” he said. “We’re looking at the impact on some vineyards out there and you’re talking 99 and 100 percent losses. You’re talking about full failure. That’s not something you recover from in a year. It’s unnerving.”Larson said the spotted lanternfly is a threat that needs to be addressed now.“Because of the agricultural impact that it has, we can’t afford to put this on the back burner,” Larson said of the insect, which secretes an excessive amount of honeydew that results in soot-like mold growth detrimental to plant life.According to Larson the spotted lanternfly has been all over Pennsylvania since 2014 and has a reputation for being a great hitchhiker, capable of attaching itself to cars, trucks and shipments of wood and produce.In August New Jersey state officials issued a quarantine in Warren, Mercer and Hunterdon counties over reports of lanternfly activity. The insect was first spotted in June in Warren County.“I’ve heard reports of these insects just swarming and covering houses in high numbers. It doesn’t help that they can fly and are very mobile,” Larson added. “This is a serious threat and something we need to start preparing for now.”last_img read more

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Jean Barton: Everything you need to know about next week’s Beef ‘n Brew

first_imgTehama County CattleWomen and the Downtown Red Bluff Business Association invite the public to their 7th annual Beef ‘n Brew on Saturday, Sept. 17 starting at 5 p.m. when 60 craft beers and 22 different beef appetizers will be served at 30 business locations on Walnut, Washington, Oak and Main streets. Cone Kimball Plaza will be the site for dancing and listening to the music of Northern Heat 7-10 p.m., enjoying a tri tip wrap and a cup of craft beer.Your favorite craft beer will be served …last_img read more

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Fortuna closes strong to hold off McKinleyville for thrilling 80-74 win

first_img“We knew we had … Fortuna >> The last time the Huskies saw the Panthers, Big Blue was left looking at the same number on the scoreboard for final last three minutes and change.It wasn’t the same Wednesday night.Not by a long shot.Behind the ever-impressive sharp shooting of senior guard Sam Betts, the Fortuna boys basketball team opened the fourth quarter on an 11-2 run to get the lead and then held on from there to claim a thrilling 80-74 win over McKinleyville at Damon Gymnasium.last_img read more

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Paintin’ the Town

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Greg Lamp Progressive Farmer ContributorYou might say that murals are part of the DNA in Faulkton, a typical small, rural community in north-central South Dakota. However, the newest and most impressive mural can be seen from miles away. The unlikely canvas is a concrete grain elevator owned by Agtegra Cooperative.But, make no mistake, once you get past the gigantic elevator artwork, you can find other murals around this town of more than 700. Multiple frescoes are tucked away on the side of the quilt shop, inside the town’s carousel, on a walking path downtown and even in the county courthouse.Still, the stopper is the gigantic mural painted last summer by Australian artist Guido Van Helten.“Our local businessman, who we call Aussie Dave, showed us a silo his friend Guido painted in Australia. We were impressed and pitched the mural idea to our arts council—and got a go,” said Troy Hadrick, rancher and president of the volunteer Economic Development Corp. for Faulkton.Van Helten, who happened to be in Florida, was then invited to Faulkton to discuss the mural project and, ultimately, agreed to paint it.A CLEAN CANVAS“He told us the old paint on the elevator wouldn’t hold, so we rounded up three pressure washers and a lift. Guido and our volunteers began blowing off the old paint,” Hadrick explained. “It took us three weeks because we had to patch over the holes and then whitewash the entire elevator before he could start. We used the same high-quality paint that’s used to paint the White House, which should last more than 20 years.”Van Helten started painting last August and finished a month later. Total cost: $75,000. Funding came by way of grants from the South Dakota Farm Bureau, GROW South Dakota, the South Dakota Arts Council and private donations from the community.“We didn’t know what the design would be. He didn’t show us a sketch,” Hadrick said. “He’s an artist, and I guess he had to feel it in his soul.”The mural depicts a young boy on one side, a young girl on the other and the two passing their cowboy hats on the third.“Five little boys in town think it’s them. But, Guido based images off people in general, nothing exact,” Hadrick said.After approval from Agtegra, the project took off. Co-op manager Marvin Hutchinson said painting in the summer was the right time, because it caused little disruption to their daily business.“It’s a big canvas, but we could see a lot of progress every day,” Hutchinson said. “Now, a lot of out-of-state people stop, even buses. Instead of going on I-90, they’re driving through our town to see the mural. While here, they buy gas and go to our local stores. It’s helped us and even our surrounding towns.”To avoid traffic-safety issues, three viewing stations were built to clearly see each side of the mural.MORE PROJECTSVal Helten — who specializes in using grain elevators and silos as canvases — has painted murals around the world, from Dubai to Chernobyl. “Artwork can serve as a means to bring a community together in understanding one another in new or different ways,” he said. “Faulkton is a great introduction for a broader project I’m working on in smaller rural communities in the U.S.”Recently, he painted another elevator in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and has plans for other U.S. locations, including Minnesota and South Carolina.For more images of Faulkton murals and to see a time-lapse video, visit https://youtu.be/…; https://youtu.be/…. Also, check out other Van Helten murals at www.guidovanhelten.com.(BAS/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Stomping out the Stigma: A Look at Equine-Assisted Therapy and Training

first_imgBy: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT & Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFTPixabay[Horse Shoe by aischmidt, May 15, 2015, CCO]Stigma. It’s a pretty familiar word to most of us. It’s especially familiar to those of us working in the mental health field. It’s what oftentimes keeps us and our clients away from seeking help and talking about issues that trouble us most. In a recent Anchored. podcast (Episode 10|  Four Legged Healers: Exploring Animal Assisted Therapy. ), we talked with  Dr. Shelley Green about her experience with equine assisted therapy as a way to decrease some of the stigma that can hinder not only clients, but also therapists in training.As a Professor of Family Therapy and Director of Equine Assisted Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University (NSU),  Shelley feels that horses offer a unique and powerful therapeutic resource; they have the ability to help clients take risks, face fears, and experience transformation in a very different environment than traditional in-office therapy. And, while horses are used for various types of therapy, including substance abuse, couples counseling, and abused children, they can also be used to promote clinical and personal growth with therapists.Shelley has developed two graduate level courses offered to master’s level marriage and family therapy students at NSU. These courses are designed to offer students the experiential opportunity to learn about equine assisted work. Performance anxiety often can be overwhelming for therapists-in-training leading to inner-focus rather than tending to clients’ in-the-moment needs.  The course includes on-site training at the nonprofit site, Stable Place, which houses therapy horses and provides a lovely setting for students to become more aware of themselves through individual work with horses. Horses have been known to serve as:“excellent teachers of relationship, communication, and mindfulness skills…due to [their] highly sensitive nature, therapeutic work with them can increase people’s tolerance for anxiety and help reduce self-focus.” (Meola & Sias, 2016, p. 4)Our MFLN Family Development team was eager to gain insight into the  impact courses such as Shelley’s have on the comfort, awareness and confidence of those involved. So, we invited three clinical students to discuss their experience learning about the therapeutic nature of horses and how equine-assisted therapy has shaped their clinical growth.Caitlin SicklerAlyssa BiestekCristina-Oana CucoanesIf you would like to learn more about the equine assisted therapy work Shelley and those affiliated with NSU’s MFT program are doing, listen to Anchored. Podcast Episode 8|  Four Legged Healers: Exploring Animal Assisted Therapy.  ReferencesMeola, C.C., & Sias, S.M. (2016). Equine-Assisted Practicum in Counselor Supervision. VISTAS Online, Article 53. Retrieved from https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/vistas/article_533ff227f16116603abcacff0000bee5e7.pdf?sfvrsn=4This post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration area on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it ‘ridiculous’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bottas takes Brazilian GP pole after Hamilton crashes For her career, Solo has made 202 total appearances with the national team, with 153 wins and an international-record 102 shutouts.Solo’s time with the national team ended following last year’s Olympics in Brazil, where the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals. Afterward, Solo called the Swedish team “cowards” for its defensive play.She was suspended from the team shortly thereafter and has not returned. She was dogged throughout her career with controversies, including a 2014 domestic violence case involving a family member’s home in Washington state.Blatter was suspended as head of soccer’s governing body for six years following allegations of widespread corruption in a scandal that came to light in 2015. U.S. and Swiss officials cooperated in the investigation, which is ongoing, and more than 40 people have been indicted.Blatter has had a history of what many consider to be sexist behavior concerning the women’s game.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort A representative for Solo confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that the report was accurate and said the player had no further comment.Blatter spokesman Thomas Renggli messaged the AP on Saturday (Sunday Manila time): “This allegation is ridiculous.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe remarks by Solo come amid a torrent of accusations by women of sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment and media industries.Solo anchored the U.S. team in goal during its 2015 Women’s World Cup championship run, allowing just three goals in seven games with five shutouts during the tournament. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, Abby Wambach, left, of the United States is presented the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award by Hope Solo, center, goalkeeper of the U.S. team, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, during the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Blatter sexually assaulted her at the ceremony. In an interview published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter “grabbed” her inappropriately on her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the awards event. APHope Solo says former FIFA President Sepp Blatter grabbed her rear shortly before the two were to appear on stage at a prestigious soccer ceremony four years ago. A representative for Blatter called the allegation “ridiculous.”In an interview published Friday (Saturday Manila time) in the Portuguese newspaper Expresso, the former goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national team recounted what happened at the Ballon d’Or awards in 2013 in Zurich.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA U.S. forward Alex Morgan has said that Blatter failed to recognize her at the annual awards event in 2012, even though she was one of three nominees for the women’s Player of the Year.Blatter also famously argued in 2004 that players could boost the popularity of the women’s game by wearing tighter shorts. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

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Michigan Lands 2018 Recruit Jalil Irvin

first_imgjalil irvinjalil irvinJalil Irvin, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound player from Stone Mountain, Georgia, has officially committed to the Michigan Wolverines. Irvin dropped the news on Twitter Friday morning, adding that since he still has two years of high school left, he’ll be taking official visits elsewhere. Irvin isn’t yet ranked by 247 Sports, but he does have offers from two other schools – Illinois and Tulane.Think you officially a Michigan commmit #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/78dSlEO3P4— Jalil Irvin (@only1_lil) June 3, 2016Irvin is Michigan’s third 2018 commitment – joining Leonard Taylor and Antwuan Johnson.last_img read more

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The North Matters to present Vivian Krause on June 14 in Taylor

first_imgAccording to FSJ for LNG founder, Alan Yu, Krause has become widely known and highly valued for her research in Anti-Resource groups.“Her carefully documented research on the funding network of foundations, and their influence on Canadian anti-resource groups has become widely known and highly valued by interested citizens of every stripe from coast to coast to coast.”Vivian Krause will be presenting in Taylor on Friday, June 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Taylor Community Hall.For more information, you can visit The North Matters’ Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Independent Investigative Researcher Vivian Krause will be coming to the North Peace to discuss the issues that Canada’s Resource Industry is currently facing.Presented by The North Matters, Krause will be particularly looking at the impact that the high level of activism has on oil and gas resource communities.During her talk, Krause will be shining a spotlight on the finances and structures behind many activist groups, especially those that are influenced by foreign funding.last_img read more

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Special Police Observer expresses satisfaction over preparedness in poll bound Bengal

first_imgKolkata: Special Police Observer for Bengal Vivek Dubey on Monday expressed his satisfaction over the preparatory work done by the district and police administration in connection with the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.Dubey, who reached the city on Sunday evening, held a video conference with the District Magistrates and Police Superintendents of five districts in the state, which are going to polls in the first two phases. “I took stock of the ongoing work regarding the elections and also asked them about any requirement. They are doing well,” he told reporters after the conference. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDubey, who held a series of meetings during the day, had a short interaction with the media in the afternoon, where he reiterated that the Election Commission will take all possible measures to ensure free and fair elections in the state. “It is not correct that all booths in the state are sensitive, as claimed by some political parties. They can claim so but they have to furnish evidence,” Dubey said. Sources in the commission said that Dubey, who gave a patient hearing to the political parties, asked them to provide evidence against their claims so that the commission can take action against them. Dubey’s advice came in the wake of some political parties alleging partiality of the state administration and police. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayWhen asked whether there will be Central Forces in all the booths, the IPS officer from Andhra Pradesh said: “We are yet to decide on the deployment pattern. We will see the existing state forces and then examine the availability of Central Forces and strategise the force management.” Dubey began his day by holding a meeting with all political parties in the state. He followed it up with an extensive discussion with the senior BSF and CRPF officials at the Port guest house, strategising the possible deployment of forces in the first two phases of election. He then accompanied Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ariz Aftab to Nabanna. Subsequently, Dubey held a meeting with state Chief Secretary Malay De in presence of state Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya. He then held a detailed meeting with DG Virendra on the pending arrests warrant. The Police Observer ended his day with the video conference. He will again meet the state officials on Tuesday before flying to Jalpaiguri. Meanwhile, a Trinamool Congress delegation led by MLA Tapas Roy made a number of complaints against BJP for making provocative statements and trying to instill a sense of fear among the voters. “They are making statements in a manner that is giving the impression that the commission and the Central Forces are functioning under their instructions. I have brought this to the notice of the Police Observer,” Roy said. Mukul Roy, who led the BJP delegation to the CEO’s office, claimed that the CEO was acting in a partial manner. It has been learnt that the CEO was not present when Roy interacted with the Observer, though he was present during the meeting with the political parties. When asked to comment on Roy’s claim, Additional CEO Sanjoy Basu said: “I shall not say anything on this because it goes against the protocol and decorum.”last_img read more

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Spain satisfied over Moroccos ratification of fisheries agreement with EU

first_imgMadrid – The Spanish government expressed “satisfaction” over Morocco’s ratification of the fisheries agreement with the European Union, stressing that this is “a sustainable agreement from the economic, social and environmental angles that will benefit both sides.”The agreement, which “fulfills better technical conditions than the previous protocol” will allow around 90 Spanish ships, mostly traditional ones” and around 715 crew members, says a release of the Spanish ministry of agriculture, food and environment.The source went on that this “totally sustainable” agreement will benefit the coastal population and contains provisions that guarantee human rights. The four-year agreement signed last July allows fishing vessels from 11 EU countries to fish in Moroccan waters in return for an annual compensation of 30 million Euros, including 14 million earmarked to support the Moroccan fisheries sector.last_img read more

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What Does A Winning Streak Mean In MLB

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s episode (Sept. 12, 2017), we discuss an American tennis champion finally not named Williams — Sloane Stephens, ranked 957th in the world earlier this summer, won the U.S. Open last weekend. We break down what her victory may mean for U.S. tennis and whether Serena Williams’s absence from the tournament played a role in Stephens’s win. Next, we discuss two remarkable streaks in the MLB — the 20 wins in a row by the Cleveland Indians and the recent stretch of 11 losses by the Los Angeles Dodgers — and whether we should take baseball more seriously just because it’s September. Plus, a significant digit on the MLB playoffs.If you have suggestions for what we should call our new NBA podcast, please drop us a note at [email protected] are links to things we discussed this week:For quality John Starks content, be sure to follow Kate Fagan on Instagram.Kate’s Starky Bear.FiveThirtyEight’s MLB predictions.FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine writes that September baseball doesn’t matter more than any other month’s.Victor Mather in The New York Times tells a tale of two MLB streaks.Significant Digit: Zero, the number of teams supported by Chad, Kate and Neil — all devoted Mets fans — that will make the MLB playoffs this year. Is your favorite team out? We discuss strategies for how to choose the best bandwagon to join. Embed Code FiveThirtyEight read more

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Keylor Navas on Real Madrid future Im calm I have two

first_imgReal Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas insists that he is “calm” over his future, despite reports suggesting that he could soon be dropped in favour of Thibaut Courtois’ arrival from Chelsea this summerNavas has been the first-choice at the Santiago Bernabeu for the past three years but, in that period, he has often been on the receiving end of criticism and uncertainty over his future.Following Real’s failed attempts to sign either David de Gea and Alisson from Manchester United and AS Roma respectively, the Spanish giants have now reportedly turned their attention to Chelsea’s unsettled number one goalkeeper Courtois.But after three years of constant rumours, Navas has evidently learned to just focus on himself.“I’m happy, the truth is that I’m very thankful to God because these are incredible opportunities,” said the 31-year-old, as stated on Marca.“I have all the hope in the world, just like in my first season.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We’re going to work hard, putting effort in every day and we’ll keep enjoying what it is to be at Real Madrid.”When asked if he could be leaving Real this summer, Navas answered: “I’m calm, I have two more years on my contract, what I have to put my mind and energy into is how to improve every day, the effort that I have to put in,”“I have to enjoy every moment, we will see what happens in the future, but that doesn’t mean stop enjoying, I’m calm and I feel good.“I still have the same hope and excitement, to be competitive, to always want to win, it’s something you can never lose.”After joining Real from fellow La Liga side Levante in 2014, Navas has gone on to make 141 appearances in all competitions for the Champions League holders.last_img read more

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Hughton admits Brightons signings havent played well yet

first_imgFor the Brighton and Hove Albion manager, only one of the ten players the team bought during the summer transfer window has worked well: Alireza JahanbakhshDuring the summer transfer window, Brighton and Hove Albion spend almost £60m on 10 new players.And manager Chris Hughton admits the new signings have yet to make an impact in the English Premier League.“I think it would be fair to say they haven’t hit the levels required yet,” said Hughton to Sky Sports.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“They all have different circumstances. One is about the form of the players. In Florin Andone’s situation, he came with an injury and had a couple of little problems that stopped his progress being as quick as he would have liked.”“Bernardo is a real talent at left-back and I think has got a bright future for us – but my choices have been a bit different and that can happen,” he added.“Of course if the team is doing well enough – and we have stated okay – you don’t make those changes. But I fully expect the new players we brought in to play a big part this season.”“I think that’s normal,” he said. “The progress of new players can be down to so many things; a settling in period, how well the team is going, what position they play etc.”last_img read more

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Parental controls dont stop teens from watching porn

first_imgParents, take note. If you think that Internet filtering tools – such as parental controls – will stop your teenage child from accessing explicit sexual content online then you may be wrong, a new study suggests.The findings, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking, indicated that Internet filtering tools are ineffective.According to the researchers from the University of Oxford in Britain, the use of Internet filtering tools is widespread but there has been no conclusive evidence on their effectiveness until now. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”It’s important to consider the efficacy of Internet filtering. Internet filtering tools are expensive to develop and maintain, and can easily ‘underblock’ due to the constant development of new ways of sharing content,” said co-author Victoria Nash.The research team presented two studies – one exploratory analysis of secondary data collected in the European Union and one preregistered study focused on British adolescents and caregivers – with nearly 15,000 participants. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”We were also interested to find out how many households would need to use filtering technologies in order to stop one adolescent from seeing online pornography,” said co-author Andrew Przybylski.”The findings from our preliminary study indicated that somewhere between 17 and 77 households would need to use Internet filtering tools in order to prevent a single young person from accessing sexual content,” Przybylski added.The results from follow-up study showed no statistically or practically significant protective effects for filtering. The researchers noted that there should be more research done to solidify these findings.last_img read more

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5 Innovative Ways to Automate Your Sales Processes This Year

first_img B2B companies of all sizes have discovered how sales automation programs can make tasks more efficient and effective. However, there’s still room to get additional value out of your pwn investment in sales automation techniques.Related: Automated Webinars May Be the Tool You Need to Scale Your Marketing EffortsHere are several unique ways to expand your automation strategy in 2017, to improve your sales processes for both your customers and sales professionals.Maximize upsell/referral opportunities through post-sale correspondence.B2B-focused organizations can learn a lot from their B2C counterparts: For instance, innovative companies like Amazon are often able to increase their upselling and cross-selling opportunities by employing sophisticated algorithms to recommend additional products for returning customers.It’s a remarkably simple idea, even if it’s based on the analysis of complex data: Find new ways to add value to your customers’ lives while simultaneously encouraging them to buy more. During the first quarter that the system was in place, Amazon reported a 29 percent revenue increase over the same period the year before.What Amazon also discovered, and what B2B organizations can learn as well, is that you can use this data to drive interest even when the customer isn’t browsing your site. If you’ve purchased anything from Amazon recently, you’ve probably noticed that the retail giant also includes item recommendations in the confirmation email you receive following an order.This is a great strategy to drive additional revenue, but you don’t have to use your confirmation and thank-you emails solely for upselling. You can also auto-populate links to various pieces of content, or include product support information that is relevant to each customer’s purchase.Maintain a bird’s-eye view of social media chatter.It’s never been more important to monitor what your customers are saying about their experiences with your company on social media channels. Most B2B buyers belong to multiple social platforms, and they are especially likely to start conversations there if they have a decent number of followers, as it’s a way to encourage the companies they deal with to listen.To turn this phenomenon into a positive for your organization, utilize software that can monitor various social channels and alert sales representatives to opportunities to serve prospects and customers online.Personalize user profiles and customer-maintenance pages.B2B-focused brands are going all-in on personalized sales strategies, as data suggests that some organizations are increasing conversion rates by up to 36 percent simply by employing personalized content throughout the sales funnel. But while many sales leaders see the benefits of big-picture personalization in B2B sales, they often forget that delivering a personalized experience is just as much about the small touches.When a prospect or customer creates a profile on your website, make sure that it is immediately populated with information that is relevant specifically to that person’s experience. This should include basics like the person’s name and company info, but also should be extended to incorporate product recommendations, support materials, content and order history.Automate coaching activities to boost your mid-range performersSales automation isn’t beneficial just when it’s used to directly improve the experience your customers have. You can also use the same principles to help motivate and coach your sales reps, and encourage them to reach new heights.Related: 10 Marketing Automation Hacks All Businesses Should Be UsingContemporary software solutions make it easy for you to record and analyze the specific habits of your highest-performing sales reps, and then replicate those techniques with other team members in your organization. This robust data analysis can also help you devise new strategies for optimizing your reward structure for each individual rep across various stages of the sales process.Incorporate chatbots in value-added ways.Don’t worry, though; they’re coming to assist salespeople, rather than replace them. Obviously, there are many interactions with a customer where AI alone is insufficient, but that also means there are some instances where it’s perfectly adequate.Many times, customers come to a website looking for a quick answer to a simple question. Chatbots can help direct them to a particular section in the FAQ, or help pull up a piece of content that can illuminate an issue for them. When these kinds of interactions are handled by automation, it frees up sales reps to focus more on core activities related to sales and CRM.Related: Why Sales Cannot be Automated in the Next 5 Years in FMCG IndustryObviously, there are many interactions with a customer where AI alone is insufficient, but also some where it’s perfectly adequate. Listen Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read April 14, 2017 Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Problem Solvers with Jason Feiferlast_img read more

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Chrome 70 releases with support for Desktop Progressive Web Apps on Windows

first_imgYesterday, Google announced the release of Chrome 70. This version comes with support for Desktop Progressive Web apps on Windows and Linux and for public key credentials. Also, web Bluetooth is now supported for Windows 10 users. Support for Desktop Progressive Web Apps on Windows and Linux You can now install Desktop Progressive Web Apps on Windows and Linux. Once installed, they’re launched from the Start menu, and run like any other installed app, without an address bar or tabs. Credential Management API supports Public Key Credentials Signing in has become very simple with the introduction of the Credential Management API. It enables the communication between your site and the browser’s credential manager or federated account services like Google and Facebook to sign in. One more credential type named, Public Key Credential is introduced. It allows web applications to create and use, strong, cryptographically attested, and application-scoped credentials to authenticate users. Named workers With the help of workers, you can move JavaScript off the main thread and into the background. This will keep your site interactive as it will prevent the main thread from locking up when it is running an expensive or complex JavaScript computation. A new name attribute is added for workers in Chrome 70, which is specified by an optional argument on the constructor: const url = ‘/scripts/my-worker.js’;const wNYC = new Worker(url, {name: ‘NewYork’});const oSF = {name: ‘SanFrancisco’};const wSF = new Worker(url, oSF); You can now easily distinguish dedicated workers by name when you have multiple workers with the same URL. Miscellaneous updates Web Bluetooth is available for Windows 10 users. It allows your site to securely communicate with nearby user-selected Bluetooth devices. Chrome can now send intervention and deprecation messages to your servers using the Report-To HTTP Response header field or surface them in the ReportingObserver interface. Deprecations in Chrome 70 AppCache from insecure contexts removed AppCache potentially allows persistent online and offline cross-site scripting attacks, when used over insecure contexts. To avoid these attacks, AppCache is now only supported on origins that serve over HTTPS. Developers are advised to use service workers as an alternative. Gamepads.item() deprecated and removed The legacy item() accessor is no longer a part of the Gamepads array. This change improves compatibility with Firefox, the only browser to implement GamepadList. SpeechSynthesis.speak() without user activation deprecated Now an error is thrown by the speechSynthesis.speak() function if a document has not received a user activation. You can expect its removal in Chrome 71 by late November. They have listed all the deprecations in Chrome 70 on their official website. Read the full list of changes on the Google Developers website. Read Next Chrome 69 privacy issues: automatic sign-ins and retained cookies; Chrome 70 to correct these Google announces Chrome 67 packed with powerful APIs, password-free logins, PWA support, and more Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and others to disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in favor of TLS 1.2 or later by 2020last_img read more

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Digital Presence This commonly includes your IP a

first_img Digital Presence: This commonly includes your IP address (which can often pinpoint you to a precise physical address), email account, online file storage, and the components of personal/business websites. Last, I will leave you with a primer on internationalization with Doug Casey. Income: The structuring of your cash flows to reduce dependence on any one source in any one jurisdiction. Establishing additional sources of revenue, international investment opportunities and trends, and setting up an offshore company. Yourself: Obtaining a second passport from another country and establishing legal residency in foreign countries. As many of you may know, International Man has its roots in the book of the same name. It was first published in 1978 by best-selling author, speculator, and renowned world-traveler Doug Casey.last_img read more

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The mainstream media are falling over themselves t

first_imgThe mainstream media are falling over themselves talking about Russia’s just-signed “Holy Grail” gas deal with China, which is expected to be worth more than $400 billion. But here’s what I think the real news is… and nobody’s talking about it—until now, that is. China’s President Xi Jinping has publicly stated that it’s time for a new model of security, not just for China, but for all of Asia. This new model of security, otherwise known as “the new UN,” will include Russia and Iran, but not the United States or the EU-28. This monumental gas deal with China does so much more for Russia than the Western media are reporting. First off, it opens up Russian oil and gas supplies to all of Asia. It’s no coincidence that Russian President Putin announced the gas deal with China at a time when the tensions with the West over Ukraine were growing. Putin has US President Obama exactly where he wants him, and it’s only going to get worse for Europe and America. But before I explain why that is, let’s put this deal in terms we can understand. The specific details have not been announced, but my sources tell me that the contract will bring in over US$10 billion a year of revenue to start with. The 30-year deal states that every year, the Russians will deliver 1.3 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas to China. The total capital expenditure to build the pipeline and all other infrastructure for the project will be more than $22 billion—this will be one of the largest projects in the world. You can bet the Russians won’t take payment in US dollars for their gas. This is the beginning of the end for the petrodollar. The Chinese and Russians are working together against the Americans, and there are many countries that would be happy to join them in dethroning the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. This historic gas deal between Russia and China is very bad news for the petrodollar. Through this one deal, the Russians will provide about 25% of China’s current natural gas demand. In a word, this is huge. It’s also not a coincidence that Putin sealed the deal with China before the Australian, US, and Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals are completed. If you read our recent Casey Energy Report issue on LNG, you know to be wary of the hype about LNG’s “bright future.” Take note: this deal is a serious negative for the global LNG projects. I also stated in our April 2012 newsletter: Putin has positioned Russia to play an increasingly dominant role in the global gas scene with two general strategies: first, by building new pipelines to avoid transiting troublesome countries and to develop Russia’s ability to sell gas to Asia, and second, by jumping into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) scene with new facilities in the Far East. Pretty bang on for a comment that was made over two years ago in print, don’t you think? So, what’s next? Lots. Putin will continue to outsmart Obama. (Note to all Americans: the Russians make fun of you—not just for your poor choice of presidents, but also for your failed foreign policy that has led to most of the world hating America. But I digress.) You will see Russia announce a major nuclear deal with Iran, where the Russians will build, finance, and supply the uranium for many nuclear reactors. The Russians will do the same for China, and then Syria. With China signing the natural gas deal with Russia and the president of China publicly stating that it’s time to create a new security model for the Asian nations that includes Russia and Iran, it’s clear China has chosen Russia over the US. We are now in the early stages of the Colder War. The European Union will be the first victim. The EU is completely dependent on Russia for its oil and natural gas imports—over one-third of the EU-28’s supply of oil and natural gas comes from Russia. I’ve been writing for years about this, and I’m watching it come true right now: the only way out for the EU countries is to use modern North American technology to revitalize their old proven oil and gas deposits. I call it the European Energy Renaissance, and there’s a fortune to be made from it. Our Casey Energy Report portfolio has already been doing quite well from investing in the European Energy Renaissance, but this is only the beginning. If Europe is to survive the Colder War, it has no choice but to develop its own natural resources. There are naysayers who claim that Europe cannot and will not do that, for many reasons. I say rubbish. Of course, to make money from this European dilemma, it’s imperative to only invest in the best management teams, operating in those countries with the political will to do what it takes to survive… but if you do, you could make a fortune. Doug Casey and I plan on doing so, and so should you. For example, two weeks ago in this missive, I discussed “The Most Anticipated Oil Well of 2014,” where if you invested, in just two weeks you could be up over 40%. Not only did I write in great detail about the company, I even interviewed the CEO because of the serious potential this high-risk junior holds. I said in that Dispatch that the quality of the recorded interview wasn’t first class, but the quality of information was. The company just put together a very high-quality, professional video showing its potential, and I include it here for all to watch. Since my write-up, the company has announced incredible news. It’s only months away now from knowing whether or not it has made a world-class discovery. Subscribers to the Casey Energy Report are already sitting on some good, short-term profits with this story, but it keeps getting better. The more the tension is building in Ukraine (and it’s going to get worse), the more money we’re going to make from the Colder War. There’s nothing you can do about the current geopolitical situation, but you can position yourself and your family to benefit financially from the European Energy Renaissance. Now You Can Take the Lead… We Make It Simple We expect great things from this company and other companies that are exposed to the European Energy Renaissance. You can read our ongoing guidance on this and our other top energy stocks every month in the Casey Energy Report. In the current issue, for example, you’ll find an in-depth report on the coal sector, uranium, and updates on all of our portfolio companies that are poised to benefit most from the European Energy Renaissance. There’s no risk in trying it: If you don’t like the Casey Energy Report or don’t make any money within your first three months, just cancel within that time for a full, prompt refund. Even if you miss the cutoff, you can cancel anytime for a prorated refund on the unused part of your subscription. You don’t have to travel 300+ days a year to discover the best energy investments in the world—we do it for you. Click here to get started. Additional Links and Reads Cambridge House Conference Appearance I am speaking at 3 p.m. PDT on Sunday, June 1 in Vancouver at the Cambridge House conference. Since I’m the hometown boy and have the hometown advantage, the Cambridge House crew put me in the Diversified Hall, and to make sure the rooms were evenly filled with attendees, my competition during that time slot is a panel with four of my friends in the Mining Hall (Brent Cook, Eric Coffin, John Kaiser, and Lawrence Roulston). As Elvis said about the Beatles, “They’re good, but there is four of them and only one of me.” Thank ya, thank ya very much… Sprott Vancouver Natural Resource Symposium 2014 My friend, mentor, and partner Rick Rule is hosting this Symposium July 22-25. Rick has selected most of the companies, and I helped with some of my favorite ones also. I’ll be there, as will Doug Casey, Louis James, and Olivier Garret. It’s a great time of the year in Vancouver, and it’s definitely a show worth seeing. I’ll share more details in upcoming Daily Dispatches, but you may want to reserve your ticket now, as the Symposium is expected to sell out. When you do register, make sure you mention that you got referred by Casey Research. P.S. Don’t tell them I told you this, but the conference always has great wines at the end of each day, when you get to mingle with the speakers—so you’re guaranteed to see Rick, Doug, and me with a glass or two of fine vino in the late afternoon.last_img read more

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first_imgMore than 130 people in the U.S. die of an opioid overdose every day. One of the most effective ways to save lives is to get those struggling with addiction treated with medication to stop their cravings. But a loophole in federal law might block at least one new opioid-addiction drug from coming to market for years.Many patients have to try several medications before finding one that works for them and that they can stick with.”It’s important to have multiple different treatment options for different patients, different circumstances,” says Carolyn Bogdon, a family nurse practitioner who oversees outpatient medication-assisted treatment programs at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.Some use methadone, which they get every day. Others use Vivitrol, which can be injected once a month. And many use buprenorphine, which comes in tablets and a dissolvable film that people take once or twice a day. Buprenorphine is an opiate, but it blocks the cravings associated with addiction without giving people the same high.A handful of patients at the university’s clinics have moved to a form of buprenorphine called Sublocade that’s injected just once a month. And if the company that makes Sublocade gets its way, the drug will be the only long-acting buprenorphine on the market for five more years.FDA and ‘orphan drugs’That’s because a quirk in federal law may prevent a competing drug called Brixadi from going on sale until 2024. “It’s ready for market now,” says Mike Derkacz, CEO of Braeburn, which makes Brixadi. “We are deemed safe and effective by FDA, but we are unable to make the product available to patients during this crisis.”Sublocade was approved for sale in 2017 and, like any new drug, was granted three years of exclusive access to U.S. markets. That time is up next year. But in December, the Food and Drug Administration told Braeburn it might have to wait four more years because Sublocade was designated an “orphan drug,” which gives it seven years of exclusive access. Sublocade, which is made by Indivior, isn’t an orphan drug in the traditional sense. Normally, these are medications that treat illnesses affecting fewer than 200,000 people a year. Opioid addiction is not a rare disease.In 2017, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 2.3 million people in the U.S. were addicted to prescription opioids or illicit opiates such as heroin, and 47,000 people died of an overdose.The Trump administration declared opioid addiction a public health emergency that same year — just a month before Sublocade hit the market — and made helping people get medication-assisted treatment a priority.That’s why the makers of Brixadi were shocked when the FDA gave their product only tentative approval in December. Derkacz says it doesn’t make sense, in the middle of what many call an epidemic, to treat buprenorphine drugs as if they treat a rare disease.”There have been studies that show a reduction in mortality by 40% with buprenorphine,” Braeburn’s CEO says. “That keeps people alive. That gives people a chance to get back to their lives and recover fully.”A back-door approachSo why is Sublocade considered an orphan drug? Like many things related to prescription drugs, the reasons are wonky and sort of irrational.Indivior created its first buprenorphine-based drug, called Subutex, in the 1990s. At the time, treating addiction with other drugs wasn’t mainstream. There were methadone clinics in some U.S. cities, but they were heavily regulated by law.The company asked the FDA to give it orphan drug status — but instead of saying there weren’t many potential patients, Indivior said it had little hope of earning back its investment in Subutex and needed extra time with no competition. Few drugs have ever received orphan status this way. But at the time, it made sense to the FDA.The orphan designation was granted, and Subutex hit the market in 2002.Since then, Indivior has made billions in revenue from sales of the drug and its successors, Suboxone and Sublocade, partly because the orphan designation is automatically attached to every new formulation of buprenorphine the company makes.Indivior’s executives declined to be interviewed for this story. But in response to written questions, the company says, “Indivior stands by FDA’s decision, which was supported by both the law and the facts at that time.”Derkacz says Braeburn has asked the Food and Drug Administration to revoke Sublocade’s orphan status. And an FDA spokeswoman says the agency is actively considering that request.The right drug ‘can save their life’Long-acting, injectable treatments for addiction have some advantages over tablets and dissolvable films. Patients don’t have to remember to take medication each day, and they can avoid the drugstore.”It provides a little bit more anonymity for patients that don’t want to disclose that they have an opiate use disorder,” says Michelle Lofwall, a psychiatrist and medical director at two University of Kentucky clinics that treat patients struggling with opioid addiction.”Some patients have felt stigmatized when going to the pharmacy, like they don’t feel like they’re necessarily treated all that well once they show their prescription,” she says.Lofwall participated in Brixadi’s clinical trial, so she’s one of the few health care providers who has used both medications. She says they’re slightly different and that she’d like to have the choice to offer her patients.”From a public health perspective, and just as a provider physician trying to treat patients, they need to have all the options,” Lofwall says. Being on the right drug “literally can save their life.””As a clinician, it’s always important for me to have more tools,” Andrea Barthwell, an addiction treatment specialist, wrote in public comments on Braeburn’s FDA petition. “Moreover, there are gaps in care from the current buprenorphine treatment options that Brixadi may fill.”Brixadi can be used weekly as well as monthly, allowing doctors to see their patients more frequently and monitor them more closely at the start of treatment, according to several comments.Another issue is cost.Sublocade costs about $1,580 per month, according to marketing materials from Indivior, and some insurance companies won’t pay for it. “In Kentucky,” Lofwall says, “we haven’t been able to get it for patients who are on several different Medicaid managed-care programs.”By contrast, a generic version of the buprenorphine film costs about $140 a month, according to the website GoodRX.com.Daniel Smith, who leads the medication-assisted treatment program at Mary’s Center in Washington, D.C., says he doesn’t know any doctors who use Sublocade now.”Long-acting buprenorphine is definitely advantageous over short-acting for many reasons, but cost and availability have been the challenge,” he says.But if a competitor drug came on the market, Smith says the price of Sublocade might fall, and he might then be willing to prescribe it to his patients. 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first_imgA note from the editor:For nine years, Disability News Service has survived largely through the support of a small number of disability organisations – most of them user-led – that have subscribed to its weekly supply of news stories. That support has been incredibly valuable but is no longer enough to keep DNS financially viable. For this reason, please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support its work and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please remember that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring, and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS… Two opposition parties are writing urgent letters to work and pensions secretary Esther McVey – while a third is demanding an investigation – about a possible cover-up over documents linking the “fitness for work” test with the deaths of benefit claimants.Senior figures from both Labour and the Liberal Democrats said this week that they were writing urgently to McVey to ask whether the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) had shown the documents to the independent expert the government commissioned to review the work capability assessment (WCA) in 2013 and 2014.The Green party’s co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, said the failure to be clear about what happened with the documents had “all the hallmarks of a deliberate cover-up”. He has called for an independent investigation.The SNP also said it would be seeking answers from DWP.Dr Paul Litchfield (pictured) was commissioned by DWP to carry out the fourth and fifth reviews of the WCA but has so far refused to say if he was shown letters written by two coroners and a number of secret DWP internal “peer reviews” into deaths linked to the WCA regime.Litchfield, who was recognised by the prime minister with a CBE in last month’s birthday honours, published the two reviews in December 2013 and November 2014, but neither of them mentioned the documents, all of which link the WCA with the deaths of claimants.A spokesman for Marsha de Cordova, Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people, said she would be writing to McVey “as a matter of urgency”.Stephen Lloyd, the Liberal Democrat shadow work and pensions spokesman, said: “I will be writing directly to the secretary of state, Esther McVey, to seek clarification whether or not her department, the DWP, ever showed [Litchfield] the documents linking the WCA to the deaths of benefit claimants.“The public has a right to know, particularly now he’s been awarded a gong.”Neil Gray, the SNP’s social justice spokesman at Westminster, added: “This issue has thrown up a number of questions for the DWP and we need a clear and definitive statement on what people knew and when. We will be seeking those answers.”Even though DWP possessed all the coroner’s letters and peer reviews, it has claimed in a freedom of information response that it holds no information in its records on whether they were shown to Litchfield while he was reviewing the WCA.Since Disability News Service (DNS) revealed the existence of the documents in the years after Litchfield’s final report was published, concerns have grown that DWP and its ministers deliberately covered-up evidence of the fatal impact of the assessment on sick and disabled people.The coroner’s letters followed the deaths of two men with mental health conditions in 2010 and 2013 and each warned of further such deaths if changes were not made to the WCA.The call for evidence for Litchfield’s second review was issued on 10 June 2014, five months after coroner Mary Hassell had written to DWP following an inquest into the death of Michael O’Sullivan, who had had significant, long-term mental health problems.Hassell had told DWP that the trigger for O’Sullivan’s suicide had been the conclusion by civil servants that he was fit for work, but she said that neither DWP nor the Atos doctor who had assessed him through the WCA process had asked his GP, psychologist or psychiatrist for information about his mental health.Hassell told DWP that it needed to take action “to prevent further deaths” like Michael O’Sullivan’s.But despite that urgent call, Litchfield’s second review failed to mention Hassell’s letter or a similar letter sent to DWP by another coroner in 2010 following the suicide of Stephen Carré.Litchfield’s two reviews also failed to mention the peer reviews.Peer reviews – now known as internal process reviews – must be carried out by civil servants into every death “where suicide is associated with DWP activity”.One of the aims of these reviews is to “determine whether local and national standards have been followed or need to be revised/improved”, so DWP would find it hard to explain why they would not have been shown to Litchfield, whose job it was to review how the WCA was working.DWP has admitted that at least seven peer reviews written in 2012 mentioned the WCA, and there are almost certainly more that were written by the time Litchfield wrote his final report in late 2014.Litchfield has so far refused to comment about the documents.But Professor Malcolm Harrington, the independent expert who carried out the first three reviews of the WCA in 2010, 2011 and 2012, has already told DNS that he believes he was shown neither the first coroner’s letter (the second letter had not yet been written by the time he completed his third review) nor any WCA-related peer reviews.Bartley said this week: “If the Department for Work and Pensions failed to show Dr Litchfield vital documents linking the work capability assessment with the deaths of benefit claimants, DWP are clearly implicated in a cover-up.“If he was shown them but didn’t mention them in his reports, then so was he.“This has all the hallmarks of a deliberate cover-up over the fatal impact of the assessment on sick and disabled people. “There is no justification for secrecy, it is clearly in the public interest for the truth to be told and there should be an independent investigation of what happened.”A DWP spokeswoman said: “As we’ve previously said, this was an independent review, and DWP provided information alongside other stakeholders – on request.“Any evidence used was referenced in the review.”last_img read more

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first_imgSenior Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) civil servants have failed to answer key questions about links between the government’s policies and the deaths of disabled benefit claimants, during a face-to-face meeting with grieving parents.Emma Haddad, DWP’s director general for service excellence, and Colin Stewart, its work and health director for the north of England, spent more than an hour in Monday’s meeting with Joy Dove and Eric Whiting, the parents of Jodey Whiting.The Independent Case Examiner (ICE) concluded earlier this year that DWP was guilty of “multiple” and “significant” failings in handling the case of the mother-of-nine, who had her out-of-work disability benefits stopped for missing a work capability assessment (WCA), and took her own life just 15 days later.During the meeting, Dove asked 13 key questions that had been drafted for her by Disability News Service (DNS), based on her daughter’s case and the wider scandal of deaths linked to the actions of DWP ministers and senior civil servants.But Haddad refused to answer many of the questions for legal reasons.Among the questions about her daughter’s case, Dove asked how DWP could have made so many serious safeguarding failings.Her ex-husband asked whether anyone had been disciplined or lost their job over their daughter’s death.Dove asked Haddad why she should believe that DWP had fixed the system when it had made similar promises after so many other deaths.And she asked why DWP kept making mistakes that led to the deaths of disabled people when it had carried out so many secret reviews into deaths linked to DWP actions.Crucially, she also asked about the alleged cover-up which saw DWP fail to show the independent expert ministers had appointed to review the WCA a series of secret reviews into benefit-related deaths and letters written by coroners linked to the assessment process. And Dove asked if she could see the secret review that would have been carried out by DWP after her daughter’s death.Haddad promised Dove that she would provide written answers to all the questions.The meeting took place in the offices of Labour’s Dr Paul Williams, Dove’s MP, in Thornaby-on-Tees.Dove said that Haddad insisted in the meeting that ministers had not ordered her and Stewart to apologise in person, but that they had instead “got together and decided we needed to come here and say sorry”.Dove told DNS she was glad the meeting had taken place, but she warned DWP that this would not be the end of her campaigning, although her legal team would now take the lead in seeking justice for her daughter.She said: “It hasn’t really changed things because she’s dead and she’s not coming back.“I told them that five minutes away from here, my daughter is in that cemetery.”Dove believes Haddad was on the verge of tears when she heard her speak about Jodey and showed her pictures of her daughter.She said: “I thought she had a tear in her eye when I got upset and showed her letters from Jodey saying she was in debt and which said, ‘Please, mam, look after my babies.’“I could see a tear in her eye but at the same time she had to hold it back.”But she said Haddad also told her: “I am a mother of two. I know how you would have felt.”Dove said Haddad and her colleague were left speechless when she told them that campaigners were calling DWP “murderers”.After the meeting, a DWP spokesperson said: “Senior officials have met with Mrs Dove today, to apologise again for the failings in handling her daughter’s case and discuss the lessons learnt.“We fully accepted the Independent Case Examiner’s findings earlier this year and have since reviewed and strengthened our procedures to ensure all vulnerable claimants are safeguarded.”The number of people signing a petition in Jodey Whiting’s name, calling for an independent inquiry into deaths linked to DWP failings, and for evidence of criminal misconduct by civil servants or government ministers to be passed to the police, has now passed 42,000.But that is less than halfway to the target of 100,000 needed to secure a House of Commons debate on the petition.To sign the Justice for Jodey Whiting petition, click on this link. If you sign the petition, please note that you will need to confirm your signature by clicking on an email you will be sent automatically by the House of Commons petitions committeePicture: Joy Dove being interviewed by ITV News after the meetingA note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…last_img read more

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