In This Issue   Currencies metals receive so

first_imgIn This Issue. *  Currencies & metals receive some healing. *  Bullard says Bernanke’s timing was inappropriate. *  Bernanke told us, we didn’t listen! * Richard Russell & Jim Rogers in the same Pfennig!  . And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts! Getting Buyer’s Remorse.  Good day. And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Monday was interesting in the markets and it was a day off for baseball here, so, that meant I had lots of time to read about the interesting day last night. Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the Stanley Cup last night. I tried to watch some of the game, but frankly, when it’s 92 degrees outside, it’s baseball season, they run hockey way too long into the year as far as I’m concerned. Yesterday was much like someone getting buyer’s remorse. Here’s the skinny. From the time the announcement by Big Ben Bernanke was made that he “may” begin tapering this year,  and that interest rates “may” go up if unemployment gets to 6.5%, the markets took the statement as “set in stone” that these things would happen. And then, they traded accordingly, with everything, and I mean everything getting sent to the woodshed. Stocks, bonds, currencies and metals. But yesterday, we saw some healing, and we began to hear Fed Heads backpedaling, and the markets began to ask themselves, “what are we doing buying dollars”?  And the buyer’s remorse set in. Let’s see what the Fed Heads are saying. “What we’re talking about here is dialing back. The word “exit” is not appropriate here. – Richard Fisher.  “The Fed must emphasize in its statement that policy will remain accommodative for a considerable time.” – Narayana Kocherlakota.  And then the best one I’ve heard or seen came from St. Louis Fed President, James Bullard who said that the “19 officials who took part in the policy discussion on Wednesday released economic projections in which they marked down forecasts for the U.S. growth and inflation in 2013. And then went on to say “a more prudent approach would be to wait for more tangible signs that the economy was strengthening and that inflation was on a path to return toward target before making such an announcement.”  Yes, he even went so far as to say that the “Bernanke bond announcement was inappropriately timed.”   So. not that I believe I’m on the same thinking level as these Fed Heads, but it was nice to see them say things that agree with what I’ve been saying about the economy. Now whether there needs to be more stimulus or not is not my cup-o-tea. I just think that the buyer’s remorse is written all over these Fed Heads. So, the currencies tried to heal a bit yesterday, and Gold went from down $11 to up $2 as I left for the day.  This morning, there’s more healing going on in most of the currencies, and the price of Gold is up a couple of bucks again today, with the price of Oil rebounding $2 since yesterday morning.  Some currencies have found it difficult to navigate to safe land. One of those finding it difficult, is the Canadian dollar / loonie. OK. I admit it, I probably gave the loonie the old kiss of death last week, when I talked glowingly about it.  In the past week, Canada has printed good economic data, the price of Gold didn’t help, but the price of Oil remains well bid, but the loonie is now touching a 2-year low. I still like the loonie. So the old saying applies to me here. it goes like this. If you liked buying loonies at 98-cents, you’ll love buying them at 95-cents! Getting back to the buyer’s remorse thought. Remember about week or so ago, when Fed Watcher, Jon Hilsenrath, got the markets all lathered up with an article in the NY Times about how the Fed can’t raise interest rates now? Well, Mr. Hilsenrath was back to discuss the what the Fed did last week. Let’s listen in.. “Despite the Fed’s efforts to signal it wouldn’t apply the brakes any time soon, the market reacted sharply. Investors appear to have been caught off guard by the specific timetable Mr. Bernanke laid out and the central bank’s optimism about the 2014 growth outlook.” He then went on to quote Big Ben. (notice that the cable news guys missed this quote completely. ) “”If you draw the conclusion that I’ve said that our policies, that our purchases, will end in the middle of next year, you’ve drawn the wrong conclusion, because our purchases are tied to what happens in the economy . we have no deterministic or fixed plan” – Ben Bernanke So. now you see why the markets are doing a Vinnie Barbarino and are all confused. The markets “thought they heard exit” but the Fed tried to steer them away from that thought, and failed miserably. So, like I said last week when the markets went ballistic on the investment asset classes, “he said he “may begin tapering”, he didn’t say he was going to on “x-date”” I saw a real good quote yesterday that our metals trader, Tim, sent over to me, for he knows how I am about fundamentals. This was from a guy name Bob Widemer, who was the coauthor of the Aftershock Investor and sounds like this guy is a Pfennig reader!   “when markets around the world are driven on faith in central bankers, rather than on true economic or financial fundamentals, those markets run the risk that faith can change very quickly.” So. if we’re looking solely at fundamentals in the U.S. and not getting caught up in market sentiment, things change very quickly away from the current bias to buy dollars. You might want to make this entry into your data journal, for I believe it’s very telling and a true economic fundamental. Jobless Americans totaled 4 million more last month than in December 2007, when the recession began.. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  No I wouldn’t kid you Chuck. That’s right. We haven’t left square one in the unemployment category.  According to the WSJ, nearly 12 million Americans were unemployed in May, down from a peak of more than 15 million, but still more than 4 million higher than when the recession began in December 2007. A People’s Bank of China (PBOC) deputy director made some comments overnight that have calmed the markets in Asia. the PBOC said that they would keep interest rates at a “reasonable level”  and that “generally speaking, the timing and the seasonal fluctuation are temporary and will fade away gradually.”  These comments have calmed the markets in Asia, and led to the return of the renminbi / yuan to the appreciation table, marking the first time in about a week that the renminbi has appreciated. You may recall me telling the Chinese in the Pfennig last Friday, that they had made their point about the renminbi not being a One-Way Street to appreciation. Do you think they listened to me? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! As if! I saw a blurb last night that Jim Rogers was quoted as saying that “I bought more Gold today”. He said that he thought Gold might go lower at which time he would load up on more.  Let’s listen in on the guy that people stop and listen to (like the old E.F. Hutton commercials) when to talks, Jim Rogers. As he talks about how the Bull markets in Commodities is far from being over. “Bull markets climb a wall of worry. I’m not quite sure where the supply is coming from that would cause the bull market to end. Maybe they know something I don’t. But when you look back at the stock bull market from 1982 to 2000, stocks collapsed in 1987, ’89, ’90, ’94, ’97, ’98. And every time, people said the bull market is over. But it wasn’t. This bull market in commodities will definitely come to an end someday. But someday is not here yet.” Further on Gold. Yesterday, I told you about how I saw this drop in the price of Gold as something that could trigger a bounce higher, given that the price of Gold has fallen below the price to produce Gold, which could shut down some mines, and then supply gets whacked. Well, playing well with that thought, I saw a story on Barrick Gold Corp, which is the world’s largest Gold mining company announcing plans to reduce its workforce by 55.  Sure, that’s not a shutting down of the mine, but, it’s a start. The Emerging Markets have certainly seen better days, having been sold like funnel cakes at a State Fair since the FOMC last Wednesday. I would have to think that this selling has been overdone. I continue to like the fundamentals of the Emerging Markets, as I’ve said all along, the Emerging Markets aren’t saddled with mountains of debt.  That still holds true, folks. And so while they may be getting taken to the woodshed now, they certainly are positioned to be in seen in a more favorable light in the coming years. And then finally before I go to the Big Finish, which has a thought from the great Richard Russell in the FWIW section, I just wanted to touch on the euro. The once darling of everyone. the euro continues to eke out gains when it can. Just last week, the euro had climbed to 1.34, before having the rug pulled out from under it after the FOMC announcement, the euro is attempting to hold on to 1.31. Even after falling from 1.34, the euro remains 1/3-rd cent stronger than the dollar. Pretty impressive if you ask me. For What It’s Worth. I’m always giddy when it comes to including a quote from Richard Russell in my little old Pfennig. So, with no further beating around the bush, here he is. ”Bernanke has finally realized that the Fed has lost its battle with the primary trend.  The Fed and the economy are now at the mercy of the strengthening primary bear trend.  Deflation, which the Fed has tried frantically to hold back, is now taking over.  The Fed would like to exit the battle field but it can’t.  The mere thought of the Fed giving up the battle to hold back deflation terrifies the stock and bond markets.  Years ago Ben Bernanke stated emphatically that he would never, ever allow the nation to deflate — even if he had to drop cash from helicopters to prevent it.  But now deflation is happening.  And Bernanke, the academician who has never understood markets, is frozen with confusion, consternation, and fear. Everybody’s escape, so far, has been to rush headlong into Treasury bonds.  But that avenue is no longer working (the bonds are sinking).  The next avenue of escape is the dash for cash.  Cash today amounts to intangible Federal Reserve notes, which are fiat paper and actually intangible financial garbage.  The last and final avenue of escape will be to gold.  But that won’t occur until the dollar falls into international disrepute (which could be one to five years from now). Coming — a new reserve currency, and the fall of the dollar. But nobody knows when.” – Richard Russell Chuck again… not much I can add to that. Except that it goes back to what I’ve been saying for over a year now. This may be all Evident, but it’s just not imminent. To recap. The currencies & metals saw some healing yesterday, and most currencies are still healing this morning. The Canadian dollar / loonie is one that is not healing, after I gave it the Chuck’s kiss of death last week. The Fed Heads and the markets are beginning to sound as if they have buyer’s remorse, after the moves from last week. The PBOC is attempting to calm the markets in Asia this morning. And Richard Russell, & Jim Rogers both add to today’s Pfennig! Currencies today 6/25/13. American Style: A$ .9270, kiwi .7740, C$ .9550, euro 1.3135, sterling 1.5460, Swiss $1.0705, . European Style: rand 9.9875, krone 6.0805, SEK 6.6660, forint 226.25, zloty 3.2870, koruna 19.6340, RUB 32.75, yen 97.40, sing 1.27, HKD 7.7565, INR 59.70, China 6.1767, pesos 13.18, BRL 2.2260, Dollar Index 82.30, Oil $95.80, 10-year 2.50%, Silver $19.78, and Gold.. $1,285.50 That’s it for today. Bob Seeger is singing Turn the Page this morning, in which he sings about being on the road back in 1972. That got me thinking that this summer marks 40 years ago, that I left home to travel across the country in a VW microbus with the band. 40 years. Geez Louise, I’m getting old.  Steve Bushey, Donnie Phillips, Jack Perkins, Preston Vaden, and me. I’ve seen Preston in the last 5 years, but the other guys not in over 30 years. I should try to find them and get us together for a 40 year reunion! They ought to hear my son, Alex play the guitar, they would be blown away! So, with my reach in the Pfennig. maybe a reader out there knows one of these guys. Last I heard, Donnie and Jack lived in the Oklahoma City area. Boy look at the time, I’ve carried on too long today! I hope you have a Tom Terrific Tuesday! Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 1-314-647-3837last_img read more

Justin Spittler Delray Beach Florida May 17 20

first_img Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida May 17, 2017 P.S. Casey Report editor E.B. Tucker has been telling his readers to buy companies that sell the “basics” for months. He actually recommended Dollar General last October. His readers are up 4% on this investment, and collecting steady dividends. Of course, that’s just one of E.B.’s investment ideas that’s playing out today. To learn about his latest big idea, watch this brand-new presentation. This tells us a couple things: (chills!) After Riot Threatened His Daughter… After protestors attacked his daughter’s street, this rancher decided to expose them… and uncovered a disturbing truth… By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch Bodies are stacking up in the retail sector. Regular readers know what I’m talking about. As I explained yesterday, 14 retailers have already gone bankrupt this year. That’s the most retail bankrupcties ever at this time of the year. This bankruptcy wave is showing no signs of rolling over, either. Just before midnight on Monday, rue21, a teen apparel company, became the latest retailer to perish in what many people are calling the “retail apocolaypse.” But let’s be clear. It certainly won’t be the last. After all, many of America’s most iconic retailers are now fighting for their lives. Sears, for example, plans to close at least 150 stores this year. J.C. Penney plans to close 138. Macy’s plans to close 100, or 15%, of its stores. The industry is on pace to close more than 8,000 stores this year. That would be the most store closings in one year ever. Dollar General and Dollar Tree aren’t afraid of Amazon. If they were, they’d be taking conservative measures, not building hundreds of stores. • I’m talking about dollar stores… These companies sell stuff like paper towels, hand soap, and canned goods for bargain prices, often for a dollar or less. It’s a remarkable business when you think about it. After all, people buy basic goods no matter what’s going on with the economy. Not only that, they pinch pennies when the times get tough. Because of this, a lot of folks end up shopping more at dollar stores when the economy is falling apart. Just look at what happened to Dollar Tree. In 2008, most retailers were hemorrhaging cash. Yet Dollar Tree was still humming along as if the economy were doing great. That year, its sales jumped 17%. Its profits rose 13%. Dollar Tree did it again the next year. Its sales jumped 7% in 2009. Its profits increased 22%. Investors took notice. They loaded up on Dollar Tree. In 2008, Dollar Tree’s stock surged 61% while the S&P 500 plunged 37%. Since then, Dollar Tree has continued to crush the market. It’s up 470% since the start of 2009. That’s triple the S&P 500’s 154% return over the same period. And this trend should only continue… • Remember, dollar stores sell basic goods dirt cheap… Logistically, it’s not worth Amazon’s time to go after them. It makes a lot more sense for Amazon to target retailers that sell higher-priced goods. After all, a $100 pair of sunglasses obviously sells at a higher markup than a $1 roll of paper towels. Plus, the high-end market is more fragmented. This makes it easier for Amazon to corner it. The numbers back this up, too. The chart below shows 22 retailers that plan to open stores this year. You can see that Dollar General and Dollar Tree plan to open a combined 1,650 stores this year. That’s more stores than the other 20 retailers put togeher. Recommended Link Recommended Link —center_img The dollar store industry is growing rapidly while most brick-and-mortar retailers are failing. MUST-SEE: Trump’s “Cash for Patriots Program” You won’t hear this story in the mainstream media… But everyday patriots are collecting checks anywhere from up to $1,710 to $7,980… Thanks to the little-known “cash for patriots program.” If you’re an American patriot, don’t miss out. Click here for the full story. • We haven’t seen devastation like this since the 2008–2009 financial crisis… But you have to understand something. Today’s retail crisis is different. It’s not happening because the economy is in shambles. It’s happening because Americans aren’t spending money like they did in the good old days. They’re visiting malls less often and doing more shopping online. You can see what I mean below. This chart shows how much online shopping accounts for total retail sales: • Amazon is now arguably the world’s dominant company… Every other retailer on the planet has to account for it. If they don’t, they’ll end up in the graveyard like so many other old-school retailers. That’s why it’s critical that you only buy retailers that are “Amazon-proof.” Today, I’m going to tell you about two such companies. As you’ll see, these retailers won’t just survive the retail apocalypse… They’ll thrive in the coming years. You can see that online shopping activity has increased nearly tenfold since 2000. And Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, is a big reason why. Just look at the chart below. It compares the market values of seven traditional retailers with Amazon’s. Notice anything? All of the traditional retailers are smaller than they were a decade ago. Amazon’s market value, on the other hand, is 27 times what it was a decade ago. — • Keep this mind if you want to profit off the retail crisis… As I’ve shown today, dollar stores are uniquely positioned to thrive during disaster. Not only that, these businesses can make money no matter what’s going on with the economy. This makes them great stocks to own as we enter the trailing edge of the financial hurricane that Doug Casey’s been warning about. In short, consider picking up shares of Dollar General (DG) and Dollar Tree (DLTR) if you haven’t already. Regards,last_img read more

By WVUA 23 Reporter Alessandra Pontbriand and WVUA

first_imgBy WVUA 23 Reporter Alessandra Pontbriand and WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Savannah BullardIt may not feel like typical December weather, but that did not stop the Tuscaloosa Public Library from getting into the holiday spirit.The library hosted its annual holiday open house Sunday. The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra performed different holiday pieces and University of Alabama Theatre and Dance students performed a live reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory.”TPL Executive Director Rick Freemon said this event is a great way to get residents in the holiday spirit.“It’s a nice rallying point,” Freemon said. “It’s the time of year when people are sort of looking to find something to do. Their family is coming back for the holidays. Everyone is sort of gearing up for the excitement.”Activities included getting books signed by local authors and taking a holiday postcard photo at the photo booth. Kids also had the chance to make festive arts and crafts. Attendee Daphne Bowden said she brought her family so they can experience a different type of fun at the library.“It is wonderful,” Bowden said. “It’s the opportunity for the community to see the library sharing and allowing people to come in to mingle together to learn more about reading and how important it is to visit the library for more than just to come in to stop by for just a book or something. But you get a chance to see a movie, share times with the kids.”Freemon said another event like this is in the works for later this month.last_img read more

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ — Odell Beckham Jr says be

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Odell Beckham, Jr. says being named the league’s top rookie doesn’t dominate his thoughts. But it’s not far away, either.“It’s always in the back of your mind,” Beckham said. “But right now, we’ve got two more games and whatever happens, happens. You can only control what you can control.“If it were to happen, it would be quite an accomplishment,” he said. “But it’s not up to me, so I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing.”Beckham is certainly a contender headed into his game at St. Louis on Dec. 21, based on his last 10 games. If he wins rookie of the year honors, he’d be the first Giant to win the award.Beckham missed the first four games with a strained hamstring, then debuted Oct. 5 against Atlanta and has been a force since despite the Giants going 5-9. The first-round draft pick will probably pass 1,000 yards this weekend and is four catches away from Jeremy ShockeyHe could push his 972-yard total past the 1,000 plateau against the Rams. He is also four catches away from Shockey’s club reception record of 74 for rookies. One more score will give him 10 touchdowns.League-wide, his numbers are ahead of fellow rookie receivers Mike Evans of Tampa Bay (59 catches for 948 yards and 11 TDs) and Carolina’s Kelvin Benjamin (67 catches for 952 yards and nine touchdowns).His numbers also exceed Buffalo’s Sammy Watkins, Miami’s Jarvis Landry, and Philadelphia’s Jordan Matthews, all of whom have played full seasons.One offensive rookie who could compete will stand on the opposite sideline as Beckham tries to put on his usual show. Rams running back Tre Mason has started the last six games and has 661 rushing yards on the season, tops among NFC rookies and second among rookies overall.None, however, have been as dynamic as Beckham, who highlighted his season with a three-fingered touchdown catch in the Game 11 loss to Dallas.“When I’m standing on the sidelines, I’m rooting for him all the way,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “When I get to Monday, sometimes I run it back an extra time.”Even safety Antrel Rolle has marveled at how easily Beckham gets open against fast-learning, fast-adjusting defenses.“The guy’s phenomenal,” Rolle said, adding that the addition of a healthy Victor Cruz to next year’s receiving corps could make Beckham that much more of a defensive headache. “The thing I most admire is that he doesn’t play like a rookie. He always gets open. He’s got a real good connection with Eli (Manning) and it’s getting even better.”Beckham has had double-digit catches in three of the last four games, and 23 catches for 273 yards and four touchdowns in the last two against Tennessee and Washington. He said his numbers, which include five 100-yard receiving games, and records realized or pending, are simply a product of high personal expectations.“Never would I have expected it to happen, but I always had it in the back of my mind,” Beckham said. “I set the bar as high as possible. But I didn’t even know I broke Shockey’s record until someone came and told me about it. To be in company with Shockey is great.”He may soon have time to contemplate a piece of hardware for his mantel. But Beckham has other things on the front burner right now. He’ll let the voters take care of the awards.“That’s not up to me,” he said. “It’s in the back of my mind, but we’ve got two games left. I just want to finish strong.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

In a battle between teams in the top third of the

first_imgIn a battle between teams in the top third of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague standings, Olympiacos Piraeus recorded its fifth consecutive home win by routing Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 92-62 on Friday at Peace & Friendship Stadium. Olympiacos remained one win behind reigning champion CSKA Moscow for first place, while Baskonia dropped to 11-7. Olympiacos completed a season sweep of Baskonia, which gives it the always-valuable tie-break advantage. Kostas Papanikolaou, Vassilis Spanoulis and Georgios Printezis led the Reds with 12 points apiece, Erick Green added 11 and Vangelis Mantzaris 10. Shane Larkin led Baskonia with 12 points and Adam Hanga posted 11 points and 8 in defeat. Six Olympiacos scored 5 points or more in the second half. Despite giving up 9 offensive rebounds, Olympiacos hit 17 of 26 two-point shots (65.4%) and held Baskonia to just 10 of its 30 shots inside the arc (33.3%) to get a mammoth 50-28 lead halftime. Nothing changed after the break as Olympiacos took off for a 33-point lead after three quarters and never looked back. Olympiacos ended up having eight players with at least 7 points, but none with more than 12 in a perfectly balanced offense.A driving basket by Mantzaris and free throws by Khem Birch gave Olympiacos an early 4-2 lead. Johannes Voigtmann dunked and got help from Kim Tillie and Chase Budinger to put Baskonia ahead 6-8. Tillie followed a driving layup with a three-pointer, but Spanoulis, Mantzaris and Printezis fueled a 9-0 run that gave Olympiacos a 20-13 lead. Free throws by Spanoulis and a dunk by Patric Young kept Olympiacos rolling at 24-17 after 10 minutes. Green buried a couple of jumpers on a 9-0 run, highlighted by Young’s wild dunk-and-foul. Rodrigue Beaubois followed a three-pointer with a floater to bring Baskonia within 35-24. It didn’t last long, however, as a layup by Green and a triple by Matt Lojeski started a 13-0 run, which Birch capped with a huge put-back slam that broke the game open at 48-24. Budinger and Hanga brought Baskonia a bit closer, 50-28, at halftime. Hanga and Beaubois tried to ignite Baskonia’s comeback after the break, but a coast to coast layup by Papanikolaou and a big basket by Printezis in the low post made it 57-33. Papanikolaou hit a triple and Spanoulis added two more from downtown for a 68-39 advantage. Baskonia kept struggling to score and an outstanding Papanikolaou gave the hosts a 76-43 margin after 30 minutes. Baskonia kept fighting once the outcome was clear and a put-back layup by Hanga prompted the hosts to call timeout at 76-48. Olympiacos bounced back and a triple by Mantzaris ignited the crowd at 83-52. Baskonia did not give up, but the Olympiacos fans had plenty of time to celebrate an important win long before the final buzzer. Source: EuroleagueTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

BOSTON AP — The Milwaukee Bucks turned their slo

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks turned their slow start into a long, frustrating night for the Boston Celtics.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and got the Bucks rolling on an early 16-0 run that put Milwaukee in command for good in a 120-107 win over the short-handed Celtics on Friday night.“We just tried to play a bit harder, a bit sharper,” said Antetokounmpo, who also had eight rebounds and five assists.Khris Middleton had 21 points and nine rebounds, Tony Snell scored 15 and Thon Maker added 12 points for Milwaukee, which has won six of seven.After falling behind 10-1 in the first quarter, Antetokounmpo got Milwaukee’s first field goal 2:99 into the game on a dunk that started the Bucks on a 16-point run and dazed the Celtics, who never recovered.Don’t worry y’all I got some of my cousins out here to perform a traditional Greek exorcism dance. We got this— John Karalis ?? (@RedsArmy_John) December 22, 2018“We haven’t lost twice to the same team this year,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s a good feeling, coming in here and getting a win in here because they play so well at home.”Kyrie Irving had 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Celtics, whose frustrations after their third straight loss carried over and led to a lengthy closed-door meeting in the locker room after the game.“It is something that we will keep in the locker room,” said Jayson Tatum, who scored 20 for Boston. “It’s not something for everybody to know what we talked about. We just have to be better as a team.”The Celtics were missing their top two centers and forward Marcus Morris. Milwaukee capitalized on its advantage inside all night.“As you dig a hole against them, it’s hard to come back. They’re a heck of a team,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said.Malcom Brogdon had 10 points and nine rebounds and Antetokounmpo pulled down eight boards for the Bucks, who finished with a 55-36 rebounding advantage. Boston also sent Antetokounmpo to the foul line 17 times, and he made 13 free throws.With Milwaukee controlling the paint, the Celtics were forced outside and made just 10 of 34 attempts from 3-point range and were 34 for 91 overall.“They missed a lot of shots,” Bledsoe said. “I’m pretty sure they got a pretty good amount up — they just missed a lot of them. We did a great job of scrambling tonight.”The Celtics have lost three straight since winning eight in a row.Jaylen Brown scored 21 for Boston. Gordon Hayward had 11 points and and Semi Ojeleye finished with 10 points, getting the start at center with Al Horford and Aron Baynes both out with injuries.Milwaukee dominated the first half after the slow start, using a 9-0 run late in the second quarter to pull ahead by as much as 26 points.Boston made a few runs in the second half but was never able to get the margin closer than 11.Brown’s dunk with 9:43 left pulled Boston within 97-82, but he was called for a technical for flexing his muscles after the dunk and Brogdon made the ensuing free throw.Brown made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 103-90, and then Rozier made a steal and started on a fast break with Hayward, who spun a layup off the backboard while drawing a foul. Hayward missed the free throw and a chance at the three-point play.TALK IT OUTBoston’s locker room remained closed for nearly 40 minutes after the game ended. Players wouldn’t get into specifics about what was said, but it was clear that inconsistent play following the eight-game winning streak was one of the topics discussed.“It was well needed,” Brown said. “It was definitely well needed and we’re trying to move forward in the right direction.”KNOCKOUTLL Cool J was sitting courtside and got a big cheer when he showed up on the monitor as his song “Mama Said Knock You Out” blasted through the public address system.TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo scored Milwaukee’s first 14 points in the third quarter. … The Bucks also out-rebounded the Celtics 31-13 in the first two periods and led 65-48 at halftime. Milwaukee shot 63 percent (12 for 19) in the first quarter and led 35-22 after one. … F Ersan Ilyasova had surgery Friday on his nose, which he broke during practice last weekend. Ilyasova, who is averaging 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, is out indefinitely.Celtics: Morris has a sore right knee and did not dress. … Horford missed his seventh straight game with a sore left knee. … Baynes has a broken finger on his left hand. He underwent surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out four to six weeks. … Boston made a franchise-record 24 3-pointers in the first meeting, beating the Bucks 117-113 on Nov. 1.UP NEXTBucks: Visit the Miami Heat on Saturday night.Celtics: Host the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.—By DOUG ALDEN , Associated PressTweetPinShare2121 Shareslast_img read more

Updated at 130 pm ETGeorgia Gov Brian Kemp sig

first_imgUpdated at 1:30 p.m. ETGeorgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed controversial legislation Tuesday that bans abortions in the state as soon as a heartbeat is detectable, which typically occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy — before many women know they’re pregnant.At the signing ceremony, Kemp said he is grateful to those “throughout Georgia who refused to be silent on this issue, who rejected the status quo, who believe, as I do that every baby has a right to life.””We must protect life at all stages. We must remember our higher calling,” the Republican governor added.Lawmakers approved the bill in March and the law is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020. It significantly decreases the period of time for a woman to have an abortion in the state, currently set at 20 weeks.The Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act allows for some exceptions, including in cases of rape or incest if a woman files a police report, or when the life of the pregnant woman is threatened. A woman can also have an abortion if her pregnancy is deemed “medically futile.”The final approval by Kemp is a fulfillment of campaign promises he made to supporters last year. It is also part of a larger national movement in which several conservative state legislatures are crafting bills to limit the procedure to the earliest stages of pregnancy.Republican state Rep. Ginny Ehrhart, who co-sponsored the measure, called it “a historic day for Georgia families.”In an interview with Fox & Friends, she said the law “establishes personhood at the point that that human heartbeat is detected.” Ehrhart said that allows “for 14th Amendment rights of protection to go into effect.”Backers of the law hope it triggers a U.S. Supreme Court battle over its constitutionality, ultimately overturning Roe v. Wade.Meanwhile, abortion-rights supporters say they are planning to mount a legal challenge to Georgia’s law before it goes into effect.Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia, told NPR there has been “a tremendous outpouring of concern from all the different organizations working together to fight this legislation.”Young said the law essentially “functions as an abortion ban. And it limits the health exception for women, specifically it excludes mental health … as a health concern that would provide a justifiable cause for an abortion.”Republican governors in Mississippi, Ohio and Kentucky have recently signed similar laws.Reporter Sam Whitehead from member station WABE contributed to this story. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit read more

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first_imgWhite drug users addicted to heroin, fentanyl and other opioids have had near exclusive access to buprenorphine, a drug that curbs the craving for opioids and reduces the chance of a fatal overdose. That’s according to a study out Wednesday from the University of Michigan. It appears in JAMA Psychiatry.Researchers reviewed two national surveys of physician-reported prescriptions. Between 2012 and 2015, as overdose deaths surged in many states, so did the number of visits during which a doctor or nurse practitioner prescribed buprenorphine, often referred to by its brand name, Suboxone. The researchers assessed 13.4 million medical encounters involving the drug but found no increase in prescriptions written for African Americans and other minorities. “White populations are almost 35 times as likely to have a buprenorphine-related visit than black Americans,” says Dr. Pooja Lagisetty, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and the study’s corresponding author.The dominant use of buprenorphine to treat whites occurred at the same time opioid overdose deaths were rising faster for blacks than for whites.”This epidemic over the last few years has been framed by many as largely a white epidemic, but we know now that’s not true,” Lagisetty says.What is true, Lagisetty added, is that most of the white patients either paid cash (40%) or relied on private insurance (35%) to fund their buprenorphine treatment. The fact that just 25% of the visits were paid for through Medicaid and Medicare “does highlight that many of these visits could be very costly for persons of low income,” Lagisetty says. Doctors and nurse practitioners can demand cash payments because there’s a shortage of clinicians who can prescribe buprenorphine, according to Dr. Andrew Kolodny, co-director of Opioid Policy Research at Brandeis University. Only about 5% of physicians have taken the special training required to prescribe buprenorphine. “The few that are doing it are really able to name their price, and that’s what we’re seeing here and that’s the reason why individuals with more resources — who are more likely to be white — are more likely to access treatment with buprenorphine,” says Kolodny, who was not involved in the study.Kolodny wants the federal government to eliminate the required special training for buprenorphine and a related cap on the number of patients a doctor can manage on the drug.Some physicians who have studied racial disparities in addiction treatment say the root causes go back to 2000, when buprenorphine was approved. At that time, proponents argued that buprenorphine was needed to help treat suburban youth, says Dr. Helena Hansen at New York University. Those young patients didn’t see themselves as addicted to heroin in the same way as hard-core urban heroin users who went to methadone clinics for treatment, she says.”Buprenorphine was introduced as private office treatment, for a private market, with the means to pay,” says Hansen, an associate professor of psychiatry and anthropology. “So the unequal dissemination of buprenorphine for opioid dependence is not accidental.” Hansen added that the fix must include universal access to treatment in a primary care setting, an end to the criminalization of opioid dependence (which puts more blacks in prison for drug use than whites), and more federal funding to expand access to buprenorphine for all patients.Several leaders in the fight to reduce opioid overdose deaths say the study results are disturbing.”It really demands for us to be looking at equitable treatment for addiction for African Americans as we do for white Americans,” says Michael Botticelli, director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center and the former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.Botticelli identified some key issues that may be contributing to the racial treatment gap that deserve further investigation. For example, he wants to know whether Medicaid reimbursement rates are simply too low to entice more doctors to work with low-income patients, or there are too few inner-city doctors prescribing buprenorphine, or African Americans themselves are somehow reluctant to seek this form of treatment.Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, called the findings surprising and disturbing. Surprising because the disparity is so large, and disturbing because her agency has prioritized educating doctors about the value of prescribing buprenorphine. Volkow also expressed disappointment that federal parity laws, which are supposed to guarantee equal access to all types of medications, don’t seem to be working for buprenorphine. “We need to ensure that we have capacity to provide these treatments,” Volkow says. “Because if you say you have to pay for them, but there are no services that can provide the treatments, then the issue of paying for them is secondary.” Volkow has noted that fewer than half of Americans with an opioid use disorder have access to buprenorphine or the two other medications used to treat opioid addiction: methadone and naltrexone. Volkow said she is glad that the use of buprenorphine is on the rise, but the U.S. needs to understand why this lifesaving treatment isn’t benefiting all patients who need it.This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes WBUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. Copyright 2019 WBUR. To see more, visit WBUR.last_img read more

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first_imgStan’s new Vionic store in Brookfield. Photo by Stan’s Fit For Your FeetStan’s new Vionic store in Brookfield. Photo by Stan’s Fit For Your FeetStan’s Fit For Your Feet is making an effort to enhance the retail experience at its Brookfield locations.The Milwaukee-based footwear retailer this week announced plans to renovate its New Balance store in Brookfield. In addition, Stan’s will open a new store in partnership with San Rafael, California-based Vionic Shoes.Stan’s new store, called The Vionic Store Milwaukee by Stan’s, opens on Thursday, April 11 at 9:30 a.m. The first 100 customers to visit the store will receive a bag of giveaways. The store is the fourth Vionic retail location in the U.S. Founded in 1979 in Australia, the company is known for its stylish, yet supportive men’s and women’s footwear and orthotics.  After being renovated, the New Balance store dons a fresh new look that is “more urban” to create a “more inviting shopping experience,” according to the announcement. Merchandise will be moved next door to Stan’s Fit For Your Feet until the store reopens also on April 11.Both stores share a building with Stan’s Brookfield store, located 17155 W. Bluemound Road at The Plaza retail center on the corner of Bluemound and Calhoun Roads. “We are so excited to be expanding our collection of stores  with this new Vionic store in the Milwaukee market,” sad Jim Sajdak, president of Stan’s Fit For Your Feet. “Our Vionic Store will have a contemporary and exciting look that will showcase the exciting brand.”Sajdak said Stan’s three locations have carried the Vionic’s boots, sandals, slippers and orthotics for nine years, but the new store will feature an expanded inventory.A third-generation family-owned business, Stan’s Fit For Your Feet operates additional locations in Glendale and Greenfield. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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first_imgPhoto by Brew PipelineLast updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:21 pmMilwaukee this summer will get a taste of top craft beer from across the country thanks to a new local startup.Pewaukee-based Brew Pipeline Inc. partners with craft breweries from across the U.S. to help expand their market reach and distribute to new areas.The startup launched last year as the “first direct-access platform between the best craft brewers and distributors in the nation,” according to its website. It currently has a presence in 20 to 25 of the top 100 craft beer markets in the country, but aims to reach them all by sometime next year, said CEO and co-founder Steve Kwapil. Brew Pipeline’s flagship initiative, called Guest Brewer, is set to launch in Milwaukee next month. The program allows craft brewers to sell award-winning craft beer for limited amounts of time to new-market consumers who likely have never heard of their brand.“We’re all about local, but its also a chance to try bringing breweries outside of their market,” Kwapil said.Guest Brewer will kick-off its first month in Milwaukee with Loose Cannon IPA and TropiCannon citrus IPA, both from Baltimore, Maryland-based Heavy Seas Brewing, and Capella Porter from Portland, Oregon-based Ecliptic Brewing Co.Those beers will be on tap at select bars and restaurants under the “Guest Brewer” tap handle and by-the-pack at liquor stores.In July, that selection will rotate to feature Rocky Mountain Kolsch and Thai Style White IPA, both from Boulder, Colorado-based Upslope Brewing Co.; and Sweet As Pacific Ale and Descender IPA, both from Bend, Oregon-based GoodLife Brewing Co.Brew Pipeline has so far secured almost 20 craft brews that will participate in the three-month Guest Brewer program. Each beer will “visit” a new city each month for only 30 days, which fuels competition with local breweries, said Kwapil.“That urgency will create fast turnover in the store,” he said. “There’s data out there that shows new brands coming into a market are hot for the first six to eight weeks, so we’re focusing on that special limited edition timing.”The program’s current roster spans 12 brewers from across the U.S., including two Wisconsin-based businesses: O’so Brewing Co. in Plover and MobCraft Beer in Milwaukee.Kwapil said the company is in talks with other Milwaukee-based breweries, saying there is “no lack” of interest.That’s because Brew Pipeline has rolled out a model that it claims will be profitable for brewers. It handles the logistics, including state regulations, transportation standards, shipment and distributor contracts, that in recent years has presented barriers when breaking into a new market.“We want to provide an opportunity for these brewers that they just don’t have,” Kwapil said. “It’s much more profitable because they don’t have all those support expenses. They just have to have the beer for us.”Once a brewery has gone through Brew Pipeline’s three-month Guest Brewer program, that partnership comes to an end because “there are thousands more brewers out there,” he said.Starting in June, Guest Brewer’s rotating craft beer selection can be found at Milwaukee-area stores and taverns including:Rays Wine & SpiritsTotal WineDiscount LiquorSendiksWoodmansOtto’sBottle ShopDraft & VesselRumpus RoomMr. BrewsWorld of BeerBurnhearts Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz sent an oppo

first_imgState Representative Aaron Michlewitz sent an opposition letter on the Municipal Harbor Plan to the State stressing his concerns about the Harbor Garage site development.Michlewitz reiterates his earlier point of contention that any development on the garage site should not exceed 50% lot coverage on the ground level. He states that anything less could lead to the Boston Waterfront becoming walled off from the rest of the city by high density development.He also mentions concerns about the Hook Lobster site being developed in an already congested area, and about the lack of a continuous, safe Harborwalk. At the end, Michlewitz expresses frustrations regarding the process that led to the agreement between the Aquarium and the Chiofaro Company.*Advertisement* Many residents also oppose the Plan, expressing their frustrations at the March Wharf District Council meeting and through a petition.State Rep. Michlewitz’s full letter is posted below.The public comment period on the Municipal Harbor Plan closed April 9. The Secretary now has 21 days to announce a decision which could be to approve entirely, approve with conditions, or deny entirely.Read more North End / Waterfront coverage of the Municipal Harbor Plan by searching the tags: MHP and Municipal Harbor Plan.last_img read more

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first_imgWednesdaysSummer Workout Series by InnerCity Weightlifting, 5:30p-6:30p, August 15-September 5, at High StreetHITT by Next Level Fitness and Wellness, 6:45p-7:45p, June 13-August 22, at Hanover StreetThursdaysSocial Boston Sports Cornhole League, 6:00p-8:00p, Session 1: Begins 5/17 , Session 2: Begins 7/12, at Milk StreetSaturdaysTabata by Healthworks, 10:00a-10:45a, July 7-August 25, at High StreetSaturday Morning Zumba by Boston Harbor Now, 10:30a-11:00a, June 30-September 1, at the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion, near the Greenway CarouselTango in the Park by Ultimate Tango, 6:30-9:30p, July 7-August 25, at High StreetAdditional workouts are also planned, including Yoga Around Town (7:00p-8:00p, June 21 and August 16, at Milk Street), Summer in the City by North End Yoga (10:30a-12:30p, June 23, at Hanover Street), Pilates with Purpose (6:30p-7:30p, July 12 and August 9, at High Street), Social Boston Sports Sweat Crawl (12p-4p, August 12, at India Street), and Awaken: A Morning Yoga Practice Presented by Down Under School of Yoga (10:00a-11:30a, August 4, Dewey Square Park).This is the Conservancy’s third year partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts on Greenway Fitness. Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt has also offered support as part of the launch of their Game On! Foundation. In addition to a sampling presence at select Fitness Classes, Yasso will also be on The Greenway running an inaugural Game Day on June 22 (11a-4p, Rowes Wharf Plaza) plus popping up with free samples on Dewey Square Plaza throughout the summer. The Greenway Conservancy has announced their full lineup of free fitness classes for the summer.MondaysZumba by the Wang YMCA, 5:30p-6:30p, July 2-August 27, Chinatown ParkTabata by Healthworks, 5:30p-6:15p, July 2-August 27, at High StreetMSL Pilates Bootcamp, 6:30p-7:30p, 6/18, 7/16, 8/13, 9/10, at Hanover StreetTuesdays90s Yoga Flow by Boston Health & Wellness, 5:00p-6:00p, July 10-August 28, at Oliver StreetSocial Boston Sports Cornhole League, 6:00p-8:00p, Session 1: Begins 5/15 , Session 2: Begins 7/10, at Milk Street*Advertisement*last_img read more


first_img Currently Currently Plan your events with the Community Calendar: Saturday, August 18Fisherman’s Feast at North, Lewis & Fleet Streets. Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca begins Thursday at 6PM and runs through Sunday at 8PM, see additional details here.3:00PM Fisherman’s Feast Meatball Competition. The 1st Annual North End’s Best Meatball Competition: Come take part in choosing who, out of the 10-12 best restaurant’s in the North End, has the best meatballs, see additional details here.Sunday, August 19Fisherman’s Feast at North, Lewis & Fleet Streets. Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca begins Thursday at 6PM and runs through Sunday at 8PM, see additional details here.10:00AM Fruit Fest at the Boston Public Market. Join the Boston Public Market for activities including live music, Stillman’s Farm Tomato Contest (1-3 p.m. in the KITCHEN), Red Apple Farm peaches on the plaza, and various fruit-themed vendor offerings and promotions.8:00PM Outdoor Movies at Columbus Park. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for a free short film: Thomas & Friends followed by Finding Dory starting at dusk, see additional details here.8:00PM Fisherman’s Feast: Flight of the Angel. The Famous Flight of the Angel. As the statue of the Madonna returns to North street for the finale of the day long procession she is greeted by a crowd of enthusiastic spectators, each waiting for the opportunity to witness the Famous Flight of the Angel, see additional details here.From the Community: Cutillo Park — News CoverageNBC 10 Boston News visited Cutillo Park last night. The neighborhood has recently been gathering momentum around the restoration of this park, including the formation of the Friends of Cutillo Park, continue reading. Need to submit a post? Great, start here!Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.Weather Forecast: Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured!While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron*center_img Currently Things to know for FridayToday is Friday, August 17 and if you love meatballs, be sure to stop by the first annual North End meatball competition where top Boston food personalities will name the “North End’s Best Meatball” at Fisherman’s Feast. Here’s what else you need to know for the weekend…Fisherman’s Feast at North, Lewis & Fleet Streets. Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca begins Thursday at 6PM and runs through Sunday at 8PM, see additional details here.*Advertisement* 1:00PM Friday Films of Robert Mitchum: Ryan’s Daughter. Join the North End Branch Library for their weekly film series of Robert Mitchum, see additional details.Notable News:Liquor Licenses And The Fairmount Line: Evaluating Pressley And Capuano ClaimsDuring the recent debate of the two Democratic candidates in the 7th Congressional District, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley highlighted what she considered to be her major accomplishments, including her work in Liquor License Reform disrupting what was a two-tiered food system. Liquor licenses in the North End are mentioned. Read more on Fisherman’s Feast:last_img read more

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first_imgMay 9, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PMPrice: $5 (Free for students, SEGD and BSA members)Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, join SEGD Boston on Thursday May 9, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm, in the Harbor Room at BSA Space for an evening with Jan Lorenc, founder of Lorenc + Yoo Design. Jan Lorenc will present his insight after more than 40 years in the field.Jan Lorenc established Lorenc+Yoo Design in 1978 in Chicago. Previously, he designed the logo and signage guidelines for Target Stores, which are used to this day. The company initially undertook industrial design projects, and later began work on large scale signage programs. In the mid-1990s, the firm moved into exhibits, interiors, and architecture. The firm has worked in Korea, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, and Japan. Currently, half of their work is in China where it creates the vision and design for brand new towns.*Advertisement* Jan Lorenc was made a fellow of SEGD in 2017.This SEGD event is co-hosted by the BSA and sponsored by Poblocki.After the event, please join Architecture Trivia Night from 7:00-9:00 pm in the BSA Space Salt Gallery. There will be pizza and beer/wine for $25. All proceeds will support the BSA Foundation and its mission to build a better Boston.last_img read more

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first_imgTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal SMC bags Bulacan airport project Daanbantayan Mayor Augusto Corro confirmed 120 families evacuated from barangay Tapilon and are now staying at the sports complex and a school.Bantayan Mayor Ian Christopher Escario confirmed they also have evacuees although he could not provide statistics as of press time.Metro Cebu.The legislative building of the Cebu city hall was used to accommodate families who were stranded when the Philippine Coast Guard barred 29 vessels from sailing to Leyte, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro among other destinations when a suspension of all sea travels was implemented.In Mandaue City, 40 families from barangay Looc left their houses along the shore on Thursday morning to stay at the City central School.Around 266 families or 594 individuals were evacuated in Naga City’s barangays North Poblacion, South Poblacion, Tinaan, Langtad and Cabungahan.They were housed at the Enan Chiong Activity Center, the badminton covered court, Central elementary School, Tinaan and Langtad Elementary School and Cabungahan day care center.Naga City Mayor Val Chiong urged families living along the coastal barangays of Poblacion, Inayagan, Colon, Tuyan, Tinaan, Inayagan and Langtad to evacuate for their safety.In Balamban, five families from barangay Baliwagan are now housed at the Barangay Sta. Cruz sports complex while in Borbon, 10 families from barangay Tabonan and 15 from barangay Kalili have moved to public schools. /Chief Of Reporter Reporter Doris C. Bongcac, Correspondents Peter L. Romanillos, Jhunnex Napallacan, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Norman V. Mendoza, Apple Taas And Christine Emily Pantaleon Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Passengers stranded in port Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Medellin Mayor Ricky Ramirez yesterday said he already mobilized all of the town’s village chiefs to setup their evacuation centers. The mayor asked volunteers and workers of the municipal government to be ready to clear roads.MORE STORIESnewsinfoHouse return was to repay districts that helped Tacloban after ‘Yolanda’ — RomualdeznewsinfoPCOO points to previous officials in Yolanda fund liquidation delaynewsinfoRobredo hits delay in release of Yolanda, Marawi fundsMORE STORIESnewsinfoHouse return was to repay districts that helped Tacloban after ‘Yolanda’ — RomualdeznewsinfoPCOO points to previous officials in Yolanda fund liquidation delaynewsinfoRobredo hits delay in release of Yolanda, Marawi funds“I have ordered all municipal carpenters and mechanics to report to the municipal hall with shovel, axes, flashlights,” he told Cebu Daily News.All pumpboats used by fisher folks have been ordered to seek shelter at Hagnaya Bay, he added.“We shall overcome whatever is thrown in our way as long as we stay resolute and work as if there’s no tomorrow in putting our town back on its feet again,” Ramirez said.In Madridejos, Bantayan island, 300 people or about 51 families are now sheltered at the Salazar Institute of Technology.ADVERTISEMENT Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system View comments LATEST STORIES The local government of Lapu-Lapu City moved 1,339 families consisting of 6,378 individuals from their houses in barangays Poblacion, Pajo, Pusok, Ibo, Buaya, Mactan Punta Engaño, Maribago, Agus, Marigondon, Suba-basbas, Babag, Canjulao, Calawisan and Looc.Preparations also went full swing in Bogo City and the towns of Medellin, Daanbantayan and Madridejos and Bantayan in nothern Cebu where the eye of the supertyphoon is forecast to pass.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealBogo City had three families who were evacuated from their houses in barangay Taytayan and are now taking shelter in a nearby sports complex.In Medellin, the local government ordered the preemptive evacuation of over 200 families living in coastal barangays. Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew Read Next BPI nets P13.74B in H1 Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time Thousands of people left their homes yesterday to seek shelter in evacuation centers as city and town governments enforced preemptive evacuation for those living in coastal, flood-prone and landslide-prone areas to keep them safe from supertyphoon Yolanda.The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas reported that 4,156 individuals consisting of 587 families in the province, excluding Lapu-Lapu City, were evacuated from their homes.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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first_imgLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time MOST READ Japson is co-chairperson of the Cebu City Inter-agency Council against Trafficking.MORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipThe awards followed a motorcade from the Capitol to City Hall to mark International Anti-Trafficking day on Dec. 12.Mayol, who regularly covers the courts as CDN’s justice beat reporter, closely followed raids, arrests and rescues of women and young victims of child abuse and sexual exploitation.His winning entry for the IJM contest’s feature category was a four-part series “Children need time to heal”, which revisited young cyberporn victims of one family in Cordova town.The children’s parents were arrested in June 2011 for operating a cyberporn den at home using the minors to perform sexual poses in front a web camera.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Other awardees in newspapers, TV and radio outfits were also recognized.CDN correspondent Jose Santino S. Bunachita won second place in the feature reporting category for his feature “A bar girl’s journey: Human trafficking doesn’t just produce victims” which ran in CDN’s Nov. 1 and 2, 2013 issues.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeHe interviewed a former 15-year-old runaway from Rizal province who was rescued by police from her work in a Cebu city bar.“The media are partners in raising awareness about human trafficking,” said Cebu City Councilor Lea Japson in her opening remarks at the award ceremony at the La Fortuna Conference Room n the Sto. Niño Basilica complex. Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip LATEST STORIES SMC bags Bulacan airport project View comments PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage AWARDS for best news and feature reporting in the print media were given yesterday to reporter Ador Vincent S. Mayol of Cebu Daily News in a ceremony that commended journalists in Cebu who “foster responsible and conflict-sensitive reporting on human trafficking.”Mayol won first place in separate categories of the Justice Award 2013 given by the International Justice Mission (IJM) and Peace and Conflict Journalism Network (Pecojon).ADVERTISEMENT Painters refuse to go quietly Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards PLAY LIST 02:54Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards02:13Cuba Gooding Jr. nabbed for groping claim; lawyer says video will exonerate him01:32Game of Thrones fans gather for final season launch03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension The series explored how the eldest daughter, now 14 years old, was adjusting with her siblings in a child care facility, and how cyberpornography remained a sticky problem in Cebu with home-based access to the Internet and the lure of earning “easy money” through online pornography, despite a series of raids that followed. The real names and location of the children remained confidential in the series.Mayol won the first IJM Justice Award in 2011 for best reporting when the contest started. Feature news was added as a new category this year.Sunshine Radio was also given a special award for a Public Service Announcement. Winners received a trophy or a plaque.Contest organizers said they plan to expand the competition to a national scale.IJM is a US-based human rights organization that focuses on rescuing victims of slavery and sexual exploitation especially in developing countries. Pecojon is an international network of journalists who promote quality reporting of conflict, crisis, war and other situations of violence.The bi-annual awards were hosted with Cebu Alliance of Mass Communications Students (CAMS). /with a report by Bjorn Abraham TabanderaRead Nextlast_img read more

The gift packs also included new and used toys and

first_imgThe gift packs also included new and used toys and clothing donated by Cebuanos who supported the Larrazabal eye clinic’s relief efforts and 500 pairs of children’s slippers from Yong’s parents, Dr. Potenciano Larrazabal Jr. and wife Zenny.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsThe activity was also supported by the entire staff of the Larrazabal Eye Group, which donated the budget for their Christmas party for the food and transportation of the volunteers.Read Next LATEST STORIES Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege NAFTA: Democrats Leveraging the Trump Administration Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ACLU: 911 Toddlers and Babies Separated from Parents Kids Festival Shooter in California Took Gun Illegallycenter_img PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension The Larrazabal Eye Group headed by Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III organized a Christmas Mission last month in barangays Biliboy, Naungan and Tambulilid in Ormoc City, Leyte.The group’s volunteers, wearing Santa hats, distributed 2,000 gift packs to the children from the three barangays, among the areas severely hit by supertyphoon Yolanda last Nov. 8.ADVERTISEMENT The gift packs contained various items contributed by friends and relatives of Dr. Yong Larrazabal.The initial prime movers who started the ball rolling by sending money from abroad were Debbie Lim of Canada, Olaf and Gleceria Bornack and Undine Siebert and family. Other personalities who are also based abroad like Ken and Wilma Tenebro, Dr. Guiden Manalo and the Filipino nurses in New Zealand, followed suit by also donating a sizable amount of money. Dr. Steve Aldrich Alsay, and Fifi Roxan of @GlitzShopHK also donated cash.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionShirley Kuan, manager of Dr. Yong’s wife Donna, contributed 500 T-shirts for the relief campaign, while Run for Sight loyal mainstays Arnold and Lisa Chuachoy gave 150 different types of balls.Dr. Pek Eng Lim also donated toys and provided Santa hats for the volunteers. Francesco and Rowena of Tatiri Toy Company also shared toys with the children. Show me the money: Price-tagging Enrique Gil’s photos Capital One Data Breach PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep View commentslast_img read more

WFWP Argentine participated at a different commemo

first_imgWFWP Argentine participated at a different commemorative moment, a national celebrations carried out for the 200 anniversary of Argentine Independence. The Independence Declaration was signed on July 9, 1816 by the national patriots in the historical city of Tucuman, in the north of Argentina. During the month of July, the celebrations were carried out all over the country.WFWP Argentina wanted to take part of this historical moment for the nation.Accompanied by the Japanese WFWP missionary, Mrs. Mieko Iketo, a local delegation of WFWP members moved to the town of Tucuman and was received by Mrs. Beatriz Avila, wife of the mayor of that historical city.Furthermore, through the work of the family Alcaraz, living in Tucuman, the WFWP could be introduced in a meeting with ONGs of that town and could offer a Conference on HIV prevention and Voluntary Abstinence to a group of university students that showed great interest on the topic.Within the frame of the national celebrations for the Bicentennial of Independence the local WFWP members , together with the Japanese missionary, carried out also activities of cultural interchange Argentina-Japan , visiting schools in Buenos Aires province, participated in the launch off of a youth drawing competition organized by the municipality of Arrecife and took part, together with UPF, to symbolic acts of planting olive trees in historical places of Tucuman and Arrecife cities. By WFWP Argentinalast_img read more

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first_img What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 Five, four, three, two, one…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!We’re already four days into 2017, and it’s the first Wednesday of the year–with only 51 more Wednesdays left until 2018.  Okay, okay–I may be rushing toward 2018 too prematurely, but that is only because I love the winter holiday season.Speaking of the holiday season, did you happen to catch the gift BLACK ENTERPRISE left for audiences on Facebook Live? BE‘s very own Nathaniel J. sat down with Pastor Charles Jenkins, who was kind enough to share some inspiring words of wisdom with viewers.If you are not familiar with Charles Jenkins, he’s CEO of the independent label Inspired People, a pastor of Fellowship Chicago, and a Grammy and Stellar award-winning artist. His discography includes “My God is Awesome,” “Winning,” “Christmas Music,” and “War,” to name a few.In case you missed it, check out our Facebook Live interview with Charles Jenkins, below:center_img Hope you have a happy 2017!last_img read more

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first_imgPrepared by FFWPU NorwayOn Sunday, November 11, 2018, FFWPU Norway celebrated True Children’s Day and The Foundation Day for the Nation of Heaven and Earth with a family Sunday Service. In addition to the regular program, the congregation was energized by singing If You’re Happy and You Know It together and the sermon was especially engaging for the young children in the audience. After Service, we enjoyed a light lunch with cake, coffee, and the holy table. It was a special day where all 3 generations could come together in worship and fellowship.last_img