Advertisement Last month, Reyez shared a photo on Instagram of her frowning while sitting in the grass with a bag of ice against her leg.“Busted my knee giving my guitar away today,” the two-time Juno Award winner said with a hashtag for the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware.Reyez will have several weeks off to mend since her schedule is clear of tour dates until the Squamish Constellation Music Festival in B.C. (July 27), Osheaga in Montreal (Aug. 2) and Riverfest in Elora, Ont. (Aug. 16).Ottawa’s Bluesfest runs through July 14 with performances by the Killers, Wu-Tang Clan, Backstreet Boys and Alexisonfire.THE CANADIAN PRESS Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Jessie Reyez arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Advertisement Jessie Reyez is sitting out a performance at this year’s Ottawa RBC Bluesfest as she heals from a recent leg injury.Organizers for the 10-day music event say Reyez has been told to stay off her feet after hurting herself last month at another music festival.The Toronto singer was originally booked to perform at Bluesfest on July 10 as part of a lineup that included American rapper Logic.“Unfortunately, Jessie Reyez was injured during a recent performance and has been advised not to fly or perform for the next few weeks in order to heal properly,” Bluesfest organizers said on Twitter. Advertisement Login/Register With:
NYON (Switzerland): Barcelona will meet Manchester United in the Champions League last eight in a repeat of the 2009 and 2011 finals which were both won by the Catalans, with the help of goals from Lionel Messi. Manchester City face Tottenham Hotspur in an all-Premier League clash, their first European meeting, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus meet Ajax Amsterdam, who are back in the last eight after a 16-year absence. Five-times European champions Liverpool, the fourth English representatives and beaten finalists last year, will face Porto in a repeat of last year’s last-16 tie which they won 5-0 on aggregate. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenThe semi-final pairings were also made with Tottenham or City to face Ajax or Juventus and Manchester United or Barcelona to meet either Liverpool or Porto. The draw had an unusual feel with neither Bayern Munich nor Real Madrid in the hat, the first time both European giants have failed to reach the last eight since 2005-06. Five-times winners Barcelona, who are in the last eight for the 12th successive season, will be away in the first leg after UEFA switched the order to avoid United’s home match clashing with Manchester City, who host Spurs in their second leg. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgeryTottenham and City will meet three times in 10 days in April with a Premier League fixture following hot on the heels of their second leg. “We have already proved last season against Real Madrid and Dortmund, this season against Inter or Barca away, that we are ready to compete,” Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said. “Then you need a little luck and team spirit.” Ajax, once a major European power who struggle to compete financially with clubs from bigger leagues, ousted Real Madrid in the last 16 and their tie against Juventus will be a repeat of the 1996 final, which the Serie A club won on penalties. They also met in the final of the old European Cup in 1973 with the Dutch side winning 1-0. “I’m neither happy nor sad. Ajax eliminated Madrid so they are no joke,” Juventus director Pavel Nedved said. “I liked them a lot against Madrid so we will have to be very careful. We will have to face Ajax with great commitment. I expect two great games.” Juventus are unbeaten in their last 10 games against Ajax, winning five of the last six. Porto, who won the competition in 2004 under Jose Mourinho, are confident they can spring an upset after last year’s mauling. “We have to keep dreaming and believe we can go further,” said midfielder Jesus Corona. “What can I say?” said Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, whose side knocked out Bayern in the round of 16. “It’s Porto, we’ve played there already and we know how good we had to be last year. We saw the character and quality Porto have.” Chelsea were the last English team to win the Champion League in 2012. The two-legged quarter-finals take place on April 9-10 and 16-17.
Over 15,000 people, including government officials and representatives from the private sector, environmental organizations and research institutions, as well as 110 heads of State and government – including United States President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao – are expected to take part in the two-week summit, making it the largest gathering on climate change ever.“The costs of responding to climate change will become progressively higher as time goes on,” Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said at the conference’s opening. “Therefore, we must take action now.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be travelling to Copenhagen next week to attend the high-level segment of the summit which begins on 17 December.“We must seize this moment and continue pushing for still higher ambition… and result,” he said, noting that Copenhagen must serve as the turning point in the world’s efforts to rein in climate change and usher in a new era of green growth for all.According to Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is unprecedented political momentum for a new deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “World leaders are calling for an agreement that offers serious emission limitation goals and that captures the provision of significant financial and technological support to developing countries,” he said. “At the same time, Copenhagen will only be a success if it delivers significant and immediate action that begins the day the conference ends.”There are three layers of action, the official has emphasized, that nations must agree on during the gathering: quick and effective implementation of immediate action on climate change; ambitious commitments to cut and limit emissions; and a long-term shared vision on a low-emissions future for all.The IPCC has found that to stave off the worst effects of climate change, industrialized countries must slash emissions by 25 to 40 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020, and that global emissions must be halved by 2050.Mr. Ban and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, following a meeting in New York today that also touched on the situations in Afghanistan and Sudan, issued a joint statement highlighting the necessity of strong action in Copenhagen.“The more ambitious, the stronger the agreement we have in Copenhagen,” the easier the process towards setting up a legally-binding treaty in 2010, the Secretary-General said.He expressed his strong appreciation for the commitment made by France in furthering the talks towards a new climate agreement, as well as for the European nation’s efforts to generate innovative financing to combat global warming.In a related development, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced in Copenhagen today that some of the world’s top football teams have committed to helping save the planet.Over half of the countries which have qualified for next year’s FIFA World Cup – including Argentina, Brazil, England, Japan, the United States and Uruguay – have pledged to offset their teams’ and officials’ flights to South Africa for the competition.“Today, footballing nations representing millions, if not billions, of fans are standing up and being counted as environmental ambassadors for one of the greatest spectator events on the calendar,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, voicing hope that other nations will “come on-side for the climate in order to score their own green goals in 2010.”It was also announced today that Richard Branson and Wangari Maathai are among the 1,000 people expected to gather in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 21 to 23 April 2010 for the first major gathering to discuss environmental action after Copenhagen.The 4th annual Business for Environment Global Summit – co-hosted by UNEP, the UN Global Compact, the World Wild Life Fund (WWF) and the Korean Ministry of Environment – will discuss areas such as resource efficiency, renewable energies, new green business models and climate strategies with the aim of setting a path to a low carbon future.“What makes this summit truly valuable is that leaders from both public and private sectors gather and provide their unique perspectives on this critical subject,” said Georg Kell, Executive Director of the Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability and responsibility initiative, which currently involves over 5,000 companies across 130 countries. 7 December 2009The highly-anticipated United Nations climate change conference kicked off in Copenhagen, Denmark, today with countries issuing urgent calls for action to curb global warming.
In discussions with Humam Hamoudi, Chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the Iraqi Transitional National Assembly and Vice Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi encouraged a rapid conclusion to talks between the constitutional committee and those groups to allow it to begin substantive work as soon as possible.Sunni Arabs, who represent about 20 per cent of the population, largely absented themselves from elections in January, thus securing little representation in the body drafting the new constitution.Since then, Mr. Qazi has been stressing the need for full participation by all sectors in the process. Shiite Arabs, who voted enthusiastically in January, represent about 60 per cent of the population, while mainly Sunni Kurds, who also turned out en masse, represent about a further 20 per cent. Sunni Arabs were the dominant political force in the regime of ousted Saddam Hussein.
“In Honduras, violence against women is widespread and systematic and it impacts women and girls in numerous ways,” the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, said in a statement delivered on Monday following an eight-day mission to the country.“The climate of fear, in both the public and private spheres, and the lack of accountability for violations of human rights of women, is the norm rather than the exception,” she added.During her mission, which took her to Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba, Ms. Manjoo noted “scores of concerns as regards the high levels of domestic violence, femicide and sexual violence.”Noting that Honduras is currently in a state of transition, she welcomed current attempts “to build institutions; foster trust and confidence in the new Government set up in January 2014; and address the climate of widespread and systematic crime, corruption and impunity.”In particular, she welcomed the legislative, policy and programmatic measures taken by the Government to fight violence against women, including the recent amendments to the Penal Code to incorporate femicide as a specific crime. However, Ms. Manjoo noted that incidents of violence against women appear to be on the rise, with an increase of 263.4 per cent in the number of violent deaths of women between 2005 and 2013. Regrettably, without accurate, reliable and uncontested data, it is impossible to grasp the magnitude of violence against women in Honduras and to develop appropriate policies and responses to address it, she said. Trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation purposes is also underreported in Honduras, mainly due the hidden nature of the crime and also the prevalence of organized crime. The expert identified persisting and significant challenges in addressing violence against women, including the lack of effective implementation of legislation, gender discrimination in the justice system, inconsistencies in the interpretation and implementation of legislation, and the lack of access to services that promote safety and help prevent future acts of violence. The lack of accountability for acts of violence against women and girls also remains a major obstacle, Ms. Manjoo said. It is reported that there is a 95 per cent impunity rate for sexual violence and femicide crimes. She underlined that the State has a responsibility to hold accountable State authorities who fail to protect and prevent the violations of women’s human rights, due to a lack of response or due to ineffective responses. “The best interests of all women and girls should guide the response of the Honduran Government,” she stated. “The importance of accountability as the norm for acts of violence against women cannot be over-emphasised, more especially within a context of generalised impunity for violence in the public and private spheres,” said Ms. Manjoo. “The lack of focus and effective measures to address women’s empowerment needs is also a factor that contributes to continuing insecurity and fear, and precludes the possibility of eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls. “I have noted with concern, the ineffective measures to address social transformation through activities that are not sustainable and that do not meet the goal of addressing myths and stereotypes about gender roles and responsibilities.”Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.Ms. Manjoo’s report on her mission will be presented to the Geneva-based Council in June 2015.
According to a press release, Ms. Kaag will bring to the role her “wealth of experience” in political, humanitarian and development affairs as well as her deep understanding of the diplomatic world following her service in regions including the Middle East. Prior to appointment, Ms. Kaag was a Special Adviser to the Secretary-General and previously served as the Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Mission to eliminate the chemical weapons programme of the Syrian Arab Republic, from October 2013 to September 2014. She will succeed Derek Plumbly of the United Kingdom in her new role. The Secretary-General said he was grateful for Mr. Plumbly’s service to the UN and for his work in Lebanon amid mounting political insecurity.“Since January 2012, he has led the work of the United Nations in Lebanon with outstanding diplomatic experience and skill during a critical time for the country and the region,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said. There has been a presidential vacuum in Lebanon after the term of Michel Sleiman came to an end on 25 May. UN officials and the Security Council have repeatedly urged the Lebanese Parliament to elect a new leader without delay.The country has also been dealing with renewed terrorist threats and a growing refugee population resulting from the conflict in neighbouring Syria.
“Reports such as this give us the vital data and analysis to better understand the challenge. It is now up to us to take action to meet the needs of those facing the daily scourge of hunger and to tackle its root causes,” said Secretary-General António Guterres in a video message on the report.Presented by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union at a briefing Thursday, the Global Report on Food Crises finds that food emergencies are increasingly determined by complex causes such as conflict, extreme climatic shocks and high prices of staple food – often acting at the same time.“We must acknowledge and address the link between hunger and conflict if we are to achieve zero hunger,” said José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General.The report points out that conflict continued to be the main driver of acute food insecurity in 18 countries – 15 in Africa or the Middle East – accounting for 60 per cent of the global total.The increase is largely attributable to new or intensified conflict and insecurity in Myanmar, north-east Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Yemen.“The fighting must stop now and the world must come together to avert these crises often happening right in front of our eyes,” underscored David Beasley, WFP Executive Director.Mr. da Silva stated: “Investing in food security and livelihood in conflict situations saves lives, strengthens resilience and can also contribute to sustaining peace.”We must acknowledge and address the link between hunger and conflict if we are to achieve zero hunger— José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-GeneralThe report finds that food crises are increasingly determined by other complex causes as well, such as extreme climatic shocks and high prices of staple food – often acting at the same time.For instance, prolonged drought conditions resulted in consecutive poor harvests in countries already facing high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa.“The consequences of conflict and climate change are stark: millions of more people severely, even desperately, hungry,” maintained Mr. Beasley.The report also flags that entire communities and more children and women are in need of nutritional support compared to last year, indicating the need for long-lasting solutions to revert the trend. Moreover, it highlights the urgent need for simultaneous action to save lives, livelihoods and to address the root causes of food crises. The report, which brings together regional and national data and analysis from multiple sources, demonstrates that in addition to critically needed humanitarian aid, development action needs to engage much earlier so as to tackle the root causes of extreme vulnerability, therefore, building resilience. “This Global Report on Food Crises shows the magnitude of today’s crises but also shows us that if we bring together political will and today’s technology, we can have a world that’s more peaceful, more stable and where hunger becomes a thing of the past,” Mr. Beasley concluded.Maps with interactive data from the report can be found here.
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Tina Henrie (right) presents a donation to Scottie Draper from ETV News for the No Grave Goes Unadorned project.Many people have come to know Tina Henrie throughout the years through the local hospitality and tourism industry. Most recently, Henrie secured a spot as the face of the Carbon County Office of Tourism, serving as the specialist for the county.Throughout her career, Henrie has nurtured her love of people and meaningful relationships, which prompted her to create a business that she operates after her traditional workday is done.Over one year ago, Henrie began work as an Independent Scentsy Consultant. Early on, she knew she wanted to give back any chance that she could.“One important motto attached to Scentsy and its consultants is to ‘give back more than you take,’” Henrie said. “With this idea in mind, I am able to donate to groups or individuals that I feel strongly about.”In October, she donated over $200 to a local breast cancer resident who was traveling daily for treatments. Recently, she raised over $170 for the American Heart Association, a very personal fundraiser since her mother passed way a short time ago from heart disease. Her desire to give back has grown from there.“After reading an article online about the No Grave Goes Unadorned program, I knew I wanted to do something to help,” Henrie said. “I contacted Scottie Draper with ETV News and told her I wanted to do a fundraiser to help raise money for the program.”Each month, Henrie offers a personal special to her customers where they can get a personalized scent crate. With her recent scent crate, she donated 20% of her commissions to the No Grave Goes Unadorned program. She was able to raise $140 for the project, which will help purchase supplies to ensure each grave is adorned with a handmade flower this Memorial Day.Already looking to give back again, Henrie is currently organizing fundraiser to benefit Wellington Pioneer Days. If you or your organization are interested in a fundraiser and would like more information, please contact Tina Henrie at (435) 630-1670.
Ohio State women’s swim team competes against Wright State during a meet at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on Feb. 3. Credit: Fallon Perl | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State women’s swimming team dominated in their final dual meet of the season with a score of 153-88, claiming first place in all but two events.Working to bounce back from a loss to Michigan last weekend, this victory over Wright State was a step in the right direction with just 12 days until the Big Ten Championships.“We’re kind of swimming off-events tonight, so it’s fun to just get up and race something different,” senior Kaitlyn Ferrara said. “Last week was a tough loss, but we all raced well … so we’re all looking forward to bringing it back for Big Tens.”Though the athletes may have been competing in races that they aren’t typically used to swimming, it served as a nice change of pace for the Buckeyes, Ferrara added.“It’s kind of good for Big Tens. The energy is not quite as hype, so it kind of gets you ready to race no matter what the situation is,” she said. “Every time you get up on the blocks is good practice for the end-of-the-season meet.”Senior Lindsey Clary said that the Big Tens will be an intense four days of swimming for the Buckeyes, and the last two dual meets have helped the team prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.“For conference, you kind of want to hit it at that peak physically, but that isn’t where we’re at right now and that’s okay,” Clary said. “Mentally, everyone is getting super excited. I think we’re all in a good spot and ready to be racing fast and racing for each other, and I think this meet is helping us with that.”The seniors concluded their final dual meet of their career at OSU. Clary, Ferrera, Taylor Vargo, Chantel Wynn, and Zulal Zeren were recognized for the past four years they dedicated to the program.Vargo and Clary finished their final dual meet with a couple of victories. Vargo recorded the fastest time for the Buckeyes in the 200-yard individual medley, finishing with a time of 2:06.78, while Clary finished with a winning time of 2:17.71 in the 200-yard breaststroke.The freshmen dazzled in a couple of races, showing promise for the future of the program. Kathrin Demler won both the 100- yard backstroke with a time of 56.44 seconds, as well as the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:01.08. Freshmen Devin Landstra also picked up a victory, touching the wall at 53.51 to win the 100-yard freestyle.Clary was overwhelmed with emotions as the team concluded the meet, but her focus remained on the conference championships.“Everyone was making bets that I was going to cry, but I’m excited. I’m happy to have my last meet with this group of girls,” Clary said. “It’s a really great group, and I’m excited to see what we can do in the next couple of weeks.”The Ohio State Winter Invitational will be held on Feb. 11-12 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, just before the team travels to West Lafayette, Indiana, for the Big Ten Championships, taking place from Feb. 15 to Feb. 18.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMP Dominic Gaskin a born Briton, AFC confirmsJanuary 17, 2019In “latest news”No ‘business as usual’ once Parliament reconvenes – MPMarch 24, 2019In “latest news”PPP’s Gail Teixeira prepared to renounce Canadian citizenship …following CJ’s rulingFebruary 1, 2019In “latest news” File photo: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge at the Opening Session of the 29th Inter-sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government at the Marriott Hotel, Port-au-Prince, HaitiMinister of Foreign Affairs and Vice President Carl Greenidge is now acting in the capacity of Prime Minister (PM), since the current PM, Moses Nagamootoo, is acting within the capacity of President, with President David Granger in Cuba receiving treatment for his illness.Greenidge, who is also a Member of Parliament (MP), recently confirmed with a section of the media that he has United Kingdom (UK) citizenship, after leaving Guyana as a child.Following the no confidence motion that was passed against government, private citizen Compton Reid filed legal proceedings challenging the validity of the vote of former Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandas Persaud, stating that he had falsely declared that he was a Guyanese citizen.Persaud, a Guyanese, is also a citizen of Canada.Reid is arguing, among other things, that Persaud who has dual citizenship acted in contravention of Article 155 (1) (a) of the Constitution of Guyana “…by virtue of his own act and acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience and adherence to a foreign power to wit, the Sovereign State of Canada.”
Un bébé sur deux naît par césarienne aux Etats-UnisÉtats-Unis – La césarienne serait l’opération chirurgicale la plus pratiquée outre-Atlantique selon une étude réalisée par le Centre national des statistiques sur la santé.53% des naissances sont faites par césarienne aux États-Unis, contre 20,1% en France. En 2007, 32% des bébés seraient nés grâce à cette méthode, soit près de 1,4 million de naissances aux États-Unis. Ainsi, en l’espace de dix ans, le nombre de césariennes a augmenté de 71% et de 57% entre 2000 et 2007 chez les femmes de moins de 25 ans, pour qui elle est la plus pratiquée.La moitié des bébés nés de femmes de plus de 40 ans arrivent aussi par césarienne, car celle-ci apparaît comme une méthode d’accouchement plus confortable. L’augmentation des grossesses tardives, des césariennes de convenance, mais aussi l’évolution des pratiques des médecins et des techniques utilisées sont des facteurs importants qui peuvent expliquer cette hausse. En France, un bébé sur cinq naît par césarienne alors que celle-ci ne concernait qu’un bébé sur dix en 1981. Selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), l’accouchement par césarienne concernerait 15% des naissances au niveau mondial.Le 26 mars 2010 à 11:21 • Emmanuel Perrin
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos, April 28th 2017: The Police Commissioner’s report gives a lowered number for reported crimes in the past year in the Turks and Caicos. In listing his figures the Top Cop reported an up in the number of possession of drug cases, with a total of 97 cases for the year, with 24 cases recorded with the intent to supply. With regards to Burglary and Aggravated Burglary, a total of 703 were reported this year, 45 of which he says were aggravated. In 2015 this figure stood at 65 burglaries.His statements say 134 robberies were recorded, with Providenciales accounting for 130. Ninety Six (96) of these robberies involved the use of a firearm, while some involved more than one individual with a firearm taking the number of firearms used to commit robberies to 111. Compared to 2015, only 19 robberies were recorded.In answering questions to this 111 firearms figure, the commissioner attributed this to “a very small group of persons committing multiple offences. Belief is that we have a very small number of very dangerous career criminals who will stop at nothing to steal and rob”.Meanwhile, a total of 521 persons were arrested, while 271 of them were charged and reprimanded before the courts. One hundred and Fifty arrested account for local males, while 98 account for foreign males arrested.In his report, the Commissioner attributed the root cause of these crimes to the large numbers of undocumented individuals living in illegal and unregulated housing, issues he says will be tackled this year.#MagneticMediaNews#TCICrimeStatistics Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
According to the former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit, Paris Saint-Germain did not show respect for their ex-boss Unai EmeryFormer Arsenal superstar Emmanuel Petit has criticized French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain.For him, PSG did not show any respect to former Gunners boss Unai Emery.“I’m happy for Unai Emery that he has been given this chance with Arsenal after what was two very frustrating years with Paris Saint-Germain,” Petit told Goal.“He won the French title at PSG, but they didn’t succeed in the Champions League and some players didn’t show respect to him.”Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“Also, the president of Paris Saint-Germain [Nasser Al-Khelaifi] didn’t show him respect either,” he said.“Too many people are trying to be in charge at PSG and Emery was left alone. I think he was very sensitive about this.”“In his final weeks at PSG, you could see a change in his personality and a change in the way he was doing things. He knew he could not win the battles at this club,” he explained.“It was not just Neymar. It was other players who would try to influence things and if they didn’t like how something was being done, they didn’t go to the manager, they went to the president.”
ASA welcomes the Farm Credit, IntelliAir, REG, Bayer CropScience, Syngenta, and MacDon Industries and the Illinois Soybean Association as sponsors of the ninth annual ASA Soy Social and Auction. Farm Credit is a Premier Sponsor; IntelliAir is sponsoring the First Sighting Party; REG is once again sponsoring the Commemorative Hat and Apparel auction; Bayer CropScience is sponsoring the Mystery Box auction. Syngenta and MacDon Industries are co-sponsoring the buffet and the Illinois Soybean Association is a beverage sponsor for the auction.The ASA Soy Social and Auction will stampede into Commodity Classic on Thursday evening, Feb. 27, at the Commodity Classic in San Antonio. Registration for the American Soybean Association’s ninth annual Soy Social and Auction is now open. Register online by Feb. 20, 2014 and be entered in a drawing for a $200 cash gift card. Attendees must register online to be entered in drawing. To register for the ASA Soy Social and Auction click here. Sponsorships are still available. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or for information about items available for the auction, click here.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – An off-duty City of Miami Police officer was killed after, authorities said, he crashed into a home in Southwest Miami-Dade, Saturday night.According to investigators, Miami Police Officer Rene Banegas was driving his personal 2001 Volkswagen Jetta at a high rate of speed near Southwest 34th Street and 87th Avenue. Police said he lost control of the car, hit a tree and then crashed into the residence.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced Banegas dead. He was 27 years old.The house was slightly damaged. No one inside was hurt.Speaking on the phone with 7News, Banegas’ father said his son had studied criminology at Florida International University before going to the police academy. He was born in New Jersey and is survived by his parents, brother and sister in New Jersey, a brother in Honduras and his girlfriend.Miami-Dade Police is investigating the accident.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Email Read More: Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Dies At 53Read more Twitter Facebook News Artists around the world pay tribute to the late Tragically Hip frontmanRenée FabianGRAMMYs Oct 19, 2017 – 11:25 am There are few Canadian rock icons as beloved as Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, who died on Oct. 17 at age 53 following a battle with brain cancer. Following his death, there has been an outpouring of support from the music community around the world and across genres, with artists such as Drake, Neil Young, Chuck D, Rush, Sarah McLachlan, and Kiss’ Paul Stanley paying respects to their late colleague. Drake, Rush, Chuck D Remember Gord Downie drake-rush-neil-young-chuck-d-remember-gord-downie Drake, Rush, Neil Young, Chuck D Remember Gord Downie
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seal is pictured on a gate outside the RBI headquarters in Mumbai, India, February 2, 2016.Reuters fileState-owned lender IDBI Bank on Tuesday evening said that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated a “prompt corrective action” (PCA) in view of its high non-performing assets (NPAs) and negative return on assets (RoAs).”RBI, vide their letter dated May 05, 2017, has initiated PCA for IDBI Bank in view of high NPA and negative RoA,” IDBI Bank in a regulatory filing to the BSE.”This action will not have any material impact on the performance of the bank and will contribute to improving the internal controls of the bank and improvement in its activity.”The development follows April 13, 2017 revision of the PCA guidelines by RBI.Last month, RBI said that capital, asset quality and profitability would be the basis of the PCA framework on which the banks would be monitored and has defined three kinds of risk thresholds.In a notification issued by RBI that time, the mandatory action that would be taken when a bank breaches the risk threshold includes restriction on dividend payment/remittance of profits, restriction on branch expansion, higher provisions, restriction on management compensation and director’s fees.”The PCA framework would apply without exception to all banks operating in India including small banks and foreign banks operating through branches or subsidiaries based on breach of risk thresholds of identified indicators,” the RBI had said.With regard to credit risk related action, the RBI can ask the banks to prepare a time bound plan and commitment for reduction of NPAs; restrict or reduce credit expansion for borrowers below certain rating grades or unrated borrowers/unsecured exposures/loan/concentration of loans in identified sectors or borrowers.The bank had posted a net loss of Rs 2,254.96 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, as compared to net loss of Rs 2,183.68 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.
Share APOpposition lawmaker Henry Ramos Allup speaks from the podium during a session of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. The opposition-controlled National Assembly vowed to continue meeting at the stately legislative palace – a short walk across a plaza from where the all-powerful Constitutional Assembly is expected to hold its next meeting Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)The latest on Venezuela’s political confrontation (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Venezuela’s opposition-controlled legislature is refusing to recognize any of the decrees issued by a new, all-powerful constitutional assembly convened by embattled President Nicolas Maduro. In a vote Monday, the legislature opted unanimously in favor of disavowing the super-body’s decisions to replace the nation’s outspoken chief prosecutor with a government loyalist and create a “truth commission” that will wield unusual power to prosecute and levy punishments. Maduro says the new commission should hold opposition leaders accountable for the current wave of political unrest. Opposition lawmaker Delsa Solorzano says the purpose of the truth commission is to “persecute those who think differently.” The pro-government constitutional assembly is ruling with virtually unlimited authority and is expected to meet again Tuesday. ___ 4:50 p.m. Venezuelan authorities are continuing to search for 10 men who participated in an attack on a military base and escaped with a cache of weapons. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said Monday that special units are being activated to assist in the search. Authorities say a total of 20 men attacked the Paracamay barracks in central Venezuela early Sunday in hopes of sparking an uprising. According to the government, two of the intruders were killed and eight were captured, but the others got away. Former National Guard Capt. Juan Carlos Caguaripano is among those the military is searching for. He appeared in a video released on the day of the attack encouraging other military units to join his rebellion. Authorities have been searching for Caguaripano since 2014 after he was accused of plotting to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro ___ 12:15 p.m. A high-profile Venezuelan opposition leader says a violent attack on an army barracks that left two dead is worrying. Freddy Guevara told lawmakers at the opposition-controlled National Assembly Monday that the attack is “a path that worries us all.” He says people can be tempted to violence when they feel their electoral and constitutional options are closed — a situation the opposition says is developing in Venezuela. The opposition has repeatedly called for non-violent electoral change in the country. Soldiers battled Sunday against a group of 20 men who made their way to a military base’s weapons cache. Ten escaped, seven were captured, two died and one was injured. President Nicolas Maduro has threatened to use a new and all-powerful constitutional assembly to arrest Guevara. ___ 9 a.m. The European Union is criticizing the removal of Venezuela’s public prosecutor by a newly installed constitutional assembly with nearly unlimited authority to govern. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s office said Monday that the assembly’s actions and removal of Luisa Ortega Diaz “have further weakened the prospects for a peaceful return to the democratic order.” A statement said that these actions have “increased the polarization of an already divided society.” The EU is calling on President Nicolas Maduro to free all political prisoners and ensure the respect of human rights and the rule of law. Ortega Diaz is a longtime government loyalist turned critic of Maduro. She has refused to recognize the assembly’s vote Saturday to remove her from office.