Blavatnik may reprise WMG role

first_imgSunday 20 February 2011 10:54 pm Blavatnik may reprise WMG role Tags: NULL RUSSIAN-BILLIONAIRE Len Blavatnik resigned from his directorship at Warner Music Group in January 2008, blaming his “extensive travel schedule” for his retirement from front-line duties.But three years later, his plan to take his finger off the pause button at WMG has little to do with a quieter work schedule. Blavatnik, as a member of Russian investment group AAR, is currently waging an international spat against oil major BP over its attempts to explore the Arctic oil fields with Rosneft.If BP, AAR and their joint venture TNK-BP cannot reach an agreement by March, Blavatnik can expect a trip to Sweden to take part in arbitration.The Russian-born US citizen is also embroiled in a US lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase, his long-time banking partner, over the bank’s alleged misrepresentation of mortgage-backed securities that he claims lost him $98m (£60.3m) in 2007. Blavatnik still holds a minority stake in WMG, and has plenty of other media experience. He came close to bailing out struggling sports broadcaster Setanta in 2009 but later pulled out, sending the firm into administration. Away from his tangled business portfolio, Blavatnik finds the time to sit on the boards of Cambridge, Harvard (where he gained an MBA) and Tel Aviv universities. LEN BLAVATNIK whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceMovie JewelInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeMovie JewelGameday News40 Abandoned Stadiums That Once Made Sports HistoryGameday NewsBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Life Sharecenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

Oregon Lottery sports betting stakes hit $17.1m in November

first_img Oregon residents wagered $17.1m via the state lottery’s SBTech-powered sports betting app  Scoreboard in November, the first full month of legal mobile wagering in the state. Email Address 4th December 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Oregon Lottery sports betting stakes hit $17.1m in November Topics: Finance Sports betting Oregon residents wagered $17.1m via the state lottery’s SBTech-powered sports betting app  Scoreboard in November, the first full month of legal mobile wagering in the state. In total punters placed 720,084 bets over the month, at an average stake of $23.76. From the bets settled during the period, the lottery generated revenue of $960,714, suggesting a hold of 5.14%. Basketball proved the most popular sport for wagering, accounting for $8.6m (50.3%) of total stakes, and from a 6.82% hold, revenue of $586,824. While football was not far behind in terms of handle, on $6.0m (35.2%), a 3.10% hold meant that it contributed $186,539 in revenue. These were the only two sports to generate revenue above $100,000 during November, with ice hockey the closest to that figure with revenue of $80,274, followed by soccer on $50,136. Read the full story on iGB North America. Finance Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Regions: US Oregonlast_img read more

GiG powers launch of new Slotbox online casino

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: GiG Slotbox GiG powers launch of new Slotbox online casino 6th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Online casino Slotbox announced in October last year that it was to launch the site in partnership with GiG.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “With the experience and expertise of the industry veterans of Slotbox combined with the innovation of GiG’s iGaming platform and omni-channel solution Slotbox delivers a top-class online casino, which is set to provide a market-leading seamless experience to its players.” “Everyone involved has worked hard to create an offering that will deliver a first-class gaming experience for our customers,” Slotbox director Conor O’Donnell said. “We are particularly excited about the roll out of the omnichannel features which will provide a seamless experience for our players.” Email Addresscenter_img Built with GiG’s frontend framework, the online casino offers a range of gambling options to customers, with a dual registration function allowing users to play across all channels. Regions: UK & Ireland Yesterday, GiG announced its Q1 results, showing it made €18.3m (£15.8m/$21.9m) in revenue, up 64.3% year-on-year, thanks in part to record media revenue. GiG chief executive Richard Brown added: “It’s always a proud moment for GiG to power the launch of a new brand, even more so when that launch is part of a partner’s digital transformation.  Additional features will be added to the new site over the coming months to allow for an uninterrupted player journey between retail and online sites. Topics: Online casino Slotbox also features a shared loyalty system, giving users the ability to earn online loyalty points and coins both when playing online and offline at Slotbox’s land-based casinos. Irish gambling operator Slotbox has announced the launch of its new online casino through a partnership with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG).last_img read more

CRDB Bank Plc ( Q42017 Presentation

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the forth quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (  2017 presentation results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Zimplow Holdings Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgZimplow Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Autumn Nations Cup Wales v England preview

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England have kept changes to the bare minimum. Ollie Lawrence’s hip injury meant a change in midfield was guaranteed, but George Ford was always likely to return anyway after recovering from an achilles injury. The Tiger comes back in at ten, with Owen Farrell shifting to 12 alongside Henry Slade – a centre pairing last seen on the 2018 South Africa tour.The rest of the side is unchanged but there is movement on the bench. Wing Anthony Watson (ankle) and hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie (knee) return from injury as ‘finishers’ and there’s a place too for Jack Willis. The back-row had a strong debut against Georgia two weeks ago and then returned to Wasps to win Match of the Match plaudits against Bristol last Sunday.Fit and raring: Luke Cowan-Dickie goes through his paces at England training this week (Getty Images)What have the coaches said?Wales head coach Wayne Pivac: “Saturday is another great opportunity for us and for this squad. It’s another chance for us to take what we’ve been doing in training into match day.“We’re looking forward it. We know what we need to do and we are focused on that.”On Wales’ injuries: “It’s unfortunate but it’s going to create opportunities for others and in the loose forwards, it’s young James Botham and Shane Lewis-Hughes.“They’re a couple of guys with big futures and we’re going to get the questions about them asked in this particular match. We’re up against a very strong England team, who are going to bring a lot of intensity. What a match for these guys to be tested in.” Back at ten: George Ford looks on during England’s Six Nations win against Wales in March (Getty Images) An air of pessimism pervades in Wales as they welcome in-form England to Llanelli in round three of the competition. No doubting who the favourites are for this one… Autumn Nations Cup Wales v England previewOn the surface, this Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup match at Parc y Scarlets is a lopsided contest (4pm). Wales, ranked ninth in the world, are in an apparent state of flux having lost six in a row before stopping the rot last weekend against more lowly opponents in Georgia.In contrast, England, second in the world, are on a six-match winning streak that includes a 246-tackle defensive masterclass last week against Ireland.Rugby World analyst Sean Holley captured the mood of the Welsh nation when speaking on Scrum V. “We’re lacking a bit of ball carrying, X-factor, we seem to be running into brick walls,” said the former Ospreys and Bristol coach.“We’re struggling at the contact area, giving penalties away or the ball is being slowed up. With that (set-piece) platform against Georgia you would expect us to score more points.”The pall of gloom would lift instantly should Wales spring an upset this weekend with a side featuring only eight of the 23-man squad on duty for the defeat at Twickenham last March. The likes of Shane Lewis-Hughes, James Botham, Johnny Williams and Louis Rees-Zammit embody a new generation for Wales.Young blood: Wales flanker James Botham carries during the 18-0 win against Georgia (Getty Images)England will hope to pummel them into the ground, a message reinforced by their choice of six forwards on the bench. Many is the time they have crossed Offa’s Dyke with high hopes and returned smarting from defeat. They lost twice in Cardiff last year but this time will benefit from the empty stands at the home of the Scarlets.DID YOU KNOW? England’s only previous Test in Llanelli was a 0-0 draw in 1887England appear to hold the advantage in any area you care to mention. As Ugo Monye pointed out, people often don’t factor in emotion when appraising likely outcomes. Yet the former England wing added: “It’s hard to look past an England victory. Their set-piece, their defence and their tactical delivery is so much better that they will find a way to win.”Welcome back: some England fans will return in December (Indigo/Getty)In terms of the competition context, a point will suffice for England to clinch top spot in Pool A and so advance to the Autumn Nations Cup final.England’s last match of the tournament takes place at Twickenham on 6 December and will see spectators admitted following new rulings. Sports events in London, a Tier Two area, can host up to 2,000 fans and the RFU will gift 400 seats to NHS workers. Six hundred tickets will go to players’ families, local rugby clubs and sponsors, while 1,000 tickets will be sold.An emphatic defeat would pile the pressure on new Wales coach Wayne Pivac, but people should remember that even the greatest coaches endure sticky patches. Eddie Jones presided over five successive defeats just two years ago, while Wales lost eight in a row on Warren Gatland’s watch in 2012-13 – just before they won the 2013 Six Nations. It’s a fickle old business.The teams’ last meeting was an eventful affair just before the first lockdown. England racked up a big lead before two late tries – after cards for Ellis Genge and Manu Tuilagi – produced a somewhat misleading 33-30 scoreline. Watch highlights of that Six Nations match here.What’s the big team news?Wales make eight changes, not all of them expected. Liam Williams has a “nasty facial injury” and drops out to accommodate goalkicking ace Leigh Halfpenny. Lloyd Williams makes his first start for four years and his first against a European nation. And who would have predicted a back row of Lewis-Hughes, Botham and Toby Faletau when this season started?In fact, only five of the XV started against England in March: Halfpenny, Biggar, Nick Tompkins and the two locks, Jake Ball and Alun Wyn Jones. Halfpenny and scrum-half Williams are the only members of the back division who haven’t played domestically in England, an indication of Pivac’s increasing interest in drawing on the Gallagher Premiership.Absent players include three frontline back-rowers: Justin Tipuric took a knock to the head from Beka Saginadze last weekend, Josh Navidi also has concussion issues and Ross Moriarty continues to be thwarted by an ankle injury. On the half-backs: “Lloyd has come in and done everything that has been asked. It’s been about speed to the breakdown. When he’s been on the park, we’ve played some of our best rugby, so he gets an opportunity there.“We looked closely at what we’re doing at ten. We’re going to give both guys (Dan Biggar and Callum Sheedy) a chunk of game time. Callum will get out there for a decent part of the second half to see how he goes in this company.”England head coach Eddie Jones: Jones said: “We’re expecting another tough match, and at the home of Welsh rugby where the heart and soul of their game is.“Twelve months ago Wales were Grand Slam champions and three points from a World Cup final, so we know what they are capable of.“We’ve picked the best 23 players for the battle and we’re looking forward to it greatly.”Game time assured: Callum Sheedy, pictured on his debut, will come on for his third Wales cap (Sportsfile)Any interesting statistics?* Wales have lost eight of the previous 11 fixtures with England. But they’ve beaten them on their two previous visits to the Principality, both in 2019* England have the best tackle success rate so far in the Autumn Nations Cup, at 93%. Wales are the only other side above 90%* Jonny May’s brace last week has put him joint second in England’s all-time try-scoring list. His three tries against Wales have all been scored at Twickenham* England have the best lineout success in the competition (97%, 35/35). Wales have the poorest rate (71%, 20/28)* No 8 Billy Vunipola tops the Autumn Nations Cup tackle chart. He’s made 34 tackles to go with a team-high 21 carries for England* Wales have nilled two teams this year – Italy (42-0) in the Six Nations and Georgia (18-0) last weekend. Only on two other occasions in the professional era – against Japan and Fiji – have they kept an opponent scoreless* Alun Wyn Jones has played 21 consecutive Tests against England – the most by a Welshman against a single opponent* At 19 years 293 days, Louis Rees-Zammit last week became the youngest Wales try-scorer since Harry Robinson against the Barbarians in 2012Impact: Billy Vunipola has stamped his mark on the Autumn Nations Cup on both sides of the ball (Getty)What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Wales v England, Saturday 28 November, Parc y ScarletsThe match kicks off at 4pm and will be live on Amazon Prime, S4C and Premier Sports (Ireland). There is commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Radio Wales.If you’re outside the UK and Ireland, check out our guide to Autumn Nations Cup coverage around the world.Holding the whistle is Romain Poite, whom Joe Marler calls his favourite referee and names in his Fantasy Drinking team because he’s “laid-back and chilled” and loves a glass of wine.Related content: Best Rugby Books of 2020Poite’s French compatriots Alex Ruiz and Pascal Gauzere are the assistant referees while Ireland’s Brian MacNeice is the TMO.The stage is set: Scarlets’ home Parc y Scarlets, which stages its third International on Saturday (Inpho)What are the line-ups?Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, Nick Tompkins, Johnny Williams, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Lloyd Williams; Wyn Jones, Ryan Elias, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Shane Lewis-Hughes, James Botham, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Rhys Webb, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Owen Watkin.England: Elliot Daly; Jonathan Joseph, Henry Slade, Owen Farrell, Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Joe Launchbury, Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola.Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Jonny Hill, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Jack Willis, 22 Dan Robson, 23 Anthony Watson. 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FEMA Update: 413,000 registrations and $92.8 million approved federal funds for hurricane recovery

first_imgFEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.Follow FEMA online at,,, and  Also, follow Administrator Brock Long’s activities at The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Reply September 17, 2017 at 12:08 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply I truly feel for the people without power still! Also the people who have lost their incomes due to the businesses that had to close due to the power outages. It is hard enough in normal times to survive. VATF1 and NYTF1 personnel w/ @forestservice force protection officers re-raised US flag abovethe old firehouse at Fort Christian. [U.S. Virgin Islands]Sailors work with heavy equipment to remove debris from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 15, 2017. Clean up efforts are in full swing across the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the state. (U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams) […] Read more from… […] Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Reply September 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm Reply September 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm September 17, 2017 at 12:02 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mia There were some people nearby our street, one year, that lived here, that had called FEMA due to their roof that was damaged in one of the previous hurricanes. I think they thought they would pay them some cash, but they said that the FEMA folks came out, crawled on the roof, and just nailed down a tarp on their roof, and left. End of story. TAGSFEMA Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleGod: “Sure I can do that” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I am thankful our power was only out for the 3 hours that the live wire had to be repaired over in the school parking lot. A couple of days back during one summer night, a thunderstorm knocked our power out due to a transformer that blew out….OMG, it was so hot in the house we couldn’t sleep, horrible! I actually was so tired and sleepy that I said I was going to go out to the car and lay across the backseat of my big old car and just leave the car door open. That was comfortable for a few minutes until the mosquitoes found my sweet blood, and that was the end of that!center_img September 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm September 16, 2017 at 11:03 pm Mama Mia FAA » FEMA Update: 413000 registrations and $92.8 million approved federal funds for hurricane recovery Reply Reply WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues coordinating the efforts of the federal family, working alongside state, Commonwealth, tribal, territorial, and local emergency responders to help address the immediate needs of survivors following Hurricane Irma.Tens of thousands of federal workers are supporting preparedness, response, and recovery to Hurricane Irma, including more than 3,200 FEMA staff, and more than 13,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen from 22 states, in rescue, evacuation, security and support operations.Crewmembers from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation TeamJacksonville Beach make repairs to a light damaged by HurricaneIrma, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Brunswick, Georgia. The ANT Jacksonville Beach crew is responsible for over 950 aids to navigationthroughout northeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia.(U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Aids to Navigation Team Jacksonville Beach)The Department of Energy is coordinating with its partners to facilitate communications, provide situational awareness, and expedite restoration efforts. More than 60,000 personnel are activated from more than 250 investor-owned electric companies, public power utilities, and electric cooperatives from all corners of the United States and Canada, to support power restoration. Private sector partners estimate that power should be returned to 95 percent of customers by September 17. Restoration to severely damaged areas will take additional time.For those in designated areas in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, registering online at is the quickest way to register for federal assistance, including FEMA assistance.  If survivors do not have access to the internet, they may register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY). If survivors use 711 relay or Video Relay Service (VRS), they should call 800-621-3362directly.FEMA disaster assistance teams go door to door in Florida after Irma.FEMA received more than 413,000 registrations to date and has already approved $92.8 million for Hurricane Irma survivors. As it becomes safe for people to return to their homes, FEMA expects registration numbers to increase.Federal Efforts Underway as of September 16, 2017   The American Red Cross (ARC) is operationally focused on safety, shelter, food, which includes shelf-stable meals, and positioning personnel and supplies. More than 8,100 people were provided refuge from Hurricane Irma in more than 100 government and Red Cross evacuation centers across four states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  To date, the ARC served more than 380,000 meals and snacks. More than 3,000 Red Cross workers are responding to Irma now, with almost 350 more volunteers on the way.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) currently have more than 350 personnel engaged and have received 35 FEMA Mission Assignments (MA). For Florida, USACE’s mission assignments include providing temporary power, temporary roofing, debris removal, and infrastructure assessment. For Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, USACE’s mission assignments include providing temporary power, temporary roofing, debris removal/technical assistance, infrastructure assessment, and a commodities management subject-matter expert.The U.S. National Guard Bureau (NGB) is sending additional personnel to support law enforcement and security operations; they’re scheduled to arrive in the affected areas in the next four days. National Guard soldiers and airmen continue staffing critical points of distribution to deliver essential resources including food and water, and continue clearing debris to open roads in affected areas. The National Guard continues search and rescue efforts in the Keys, while route clearance, shelter operations, law enforcement support, communication restoration and essential resource distribution remain a priority as well.  The National Guard is augmenting civilian law enforcement in securing areas affected by Hurricane Irma and in helping citizens rebuild their communities.U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) continues to work with its partners to ensure that fuel remains available in the areas impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The fuel situation is stable, and DOE is working with its interagency and private sector partners to ensure that it remains available throughout the region. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve delivered 3.1 million barrels of crude, out of the 5.3 million authorized. A blog post about these efforts can be found here, and DOE continues to provide situational updates here.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is sending a large, mobile air traffic control tower to Key West to help increase the safety and number of operations at the damaged airport. The mobile tower is currently at Bradley Airport, Connecticut and will be en route soon to Key West, and operational mid-week.U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) response coordinators are working with federal and U.S. Virgin Islands territory agencies to identify long-term solutions for health care in the U.S. Virgin Islands; the territory’s entire medical care system and public health system were hard hit by the storm. National Disaster Medical System and U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps teams have seen more than 3,700 patients, including dialysis patients evacuated from the Caribbean islands to Puerto Rico, as well as at the St. Thomas hospital, Florida shelters, and two hospitals in the Florida Keys. The HHS continues to provide the Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990), which remains open 24/7 for free help coping with the stress of the storm.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to provide personnel to support the efforts in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and share information about carbon monoxide and generator safety: The agency is currently translating guidance material into more than ten languages for survivors.The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is working with the U.S. Navy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Key West, Florida, to open the shipping channel from the sea buoy to the Mole Pier, to facilitate the safe movement of relief supply deliveries.  However, the port of Key West remains closed at this time. Since Sept. 12, sixteen (16) tank ships have been cleared to deliver their supplies of fuel to ports in Florida. Eight additional tank ships are expected to arrive in the coming days. Coast Guard National Strike Force crews are working with local, state and federal teams on 64 pollution cleanup responses across the storm-impacted areasThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a message from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to those impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. To view this release, click here or see the video. The NCDF Disaster Fraud Hotline is (866) 720-5721. The Bureau of Prisons is providing updates at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to coordinate closely with local, state, tribal and federal partners, especially the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in response to Hurricane Irma. EPA deployed six National Priority List (NPL) Assessment Teams to Florida this week and over one third, and counting, of the NPL sites in Florida have been assessed. EPA is also exercising enforcement discretion for diesel fuel use by utility work vehicles and equipment.  Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a request that will go into effect immediately, and terminates when all diesel reserves have been used or by the end of the day on September 22, 2017, whichever comes first.The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is working with the United States Postal Service and the Department of Treasury regarding check payments to be delivered. Cycle 3 benefit payments will be delivered on September 20. They estimate approximately 5,700 checks will be issued in the areas affected by Irma. The SSA will continue to monitor the status of all check payments in affected areas.The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) continues to restore all mail processing operations in the state of Florida, including the areas hardest hit. In the Florida Keys, delivery and retail operations have resumed today in Key Largo and Tavernier. All facilities in Puerto Rico are open except for one post office. September 17, 2017 at 12:10 pm September 17, 2017 at 11:57 am I see they say people are going door to door from the insurance companies, and FEMA. Haven’t seen anyone around this street, no power people to get this tree detangled from the power line here, no insurance adjusters, no FEMA folks…….just glad it was not worse! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom I have really been looking at trees. That is not unusual for me, as I always observe trees and plants. I have noticed that the Norfolk Island Pines that are so tall into the air, have really done well in these high winds. It is surprising to me that they didn’t get broken up or uprooted. They must be very strong. Also, the bamboo that has grown so tall around town. I haven’t seen any tall bamboo fell over, uprooted, or broken. That surprises me. That must be some very strong and flexible canes. I noticed that the cedar trees did not do too well. I thought that they were hardwood and would have done better in the winds. The Orlando Sentinel headline in today cover story states: “Irma barely a hurricane as it hit”…wow, could of fooled me! Seemed worse than the other hurricanes I have been through in all the years past. I sure don’t want to see a more powerful one hit this area! Reply Reply 8 COMMENTS No clown phobia here for me, I love clowns! I like Pennywise too, LOL….I want to go see the movie, “It”. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 I remember back to 2004, I believe it was, after the hurricanes then, and I had caught the bus from the Altamonte Mall to go to the Sun Cruz over at the port, and I got back to the mall, and was driving home to Apopka, and when I got on down the road a little on 436, there was a sea of blue lights and cops everywhere, but I did not know what had happened, and it was late. I drove on home wondering, and then the next day I found out what had happened. An insurance adjuster was in this area from out of state, and was here assessing hurricane damage and was staying at one of the Altamonte Springs hotels and had walked back across 436 from over at Bennigans bar and restaurant, heading back to his hotel room, and was ran over by a speeding cop car, was thrown upon to the hood, and thrown through the windshield of the cop car. He died right there on the scene. I thought, oh no! I was so thankful I wasn’t driving by there at the moment when he was crossing the highway, and that I didn’t hit the man, as it was very dark along there with the street lights out from the hurricane. I was so sorry that it happened when the poor guy was here to help people with their hurricane damage. Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Julian Savea smashes Israel Dagg, Robbie Fruean, and a few others

first_imgMonday Mar 11, 2013 Julian Savea smashes Israel Dagg, Robbie Fruean, and a few others The Hurricanes beat the Crusaders 29-28 in a Super Rugby thriller on Friday night. Wing Julian Savea had a large part to play in the home side’s performance as he physically dominated and scored a try that was reminiscent of Jonah Lomu vs Mike Catt in 1995.  Dan Carter had a chance to snatch the win for the Crusaders late in the game, but a drop goal attempt sailed wide, allowing the Hurricanes to get back on track after two successive losses.Savea was sensational on the night as he bumped hapless tacklers out the way, smashed others, and showed a deftness of touch that has seldom been seen in such brutal runners.Comparisons to the great Lomu were hard to avoid, but what Savea perhaps lacks in size (when compared with the All Black legend), he makes up for in other areas of his game, clearly having worked on his kicking, passing, and option taking.He made a statement early on with a big charge through All Black Israel Dagg, then smashed Crusaders powerhouse Robbie Fruean, leaving him on the floor wincing in pain.In the second half and with the Hurricanes trailing, Savea lit things up as he beat one man, then lined up last defender Dagg and literally bumped him out the way for the second time in the game.It wasn’t quite at the same brutality level of Lomu vs Catt, but it was right up there and the impact he made on the night will live long in the memory as a defining moment in his young career.Below is a clip showing the bumps, the try, and that big tackle on FrueanHurricanes vs Crusaders highlightsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , Great Tries Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Small Street House / Base Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Small Street House / Base Architecture Small Street House / Base ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSmall Street House / Base Architecture CopyHouses•Brisbane, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Christopher Frederick JonesText description provided by the architects. Having designed many houses on small lots in and around Brisbane under the current small lot code, BASE has identified many elements that essentially drive the design of these houses. The small lot code has been written in such a way that it inhibits the resolution being bulky and over shadowing to the neighboring properties, which is strongly supported by our practice. This particular house embodies many of these attributes whilst at the same time justifying the existence of other parameters as outlined in the single unit dwelling code.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingBASE have designed houses on almost all combinations of small lot configurations from corner lots, flat lots, sloping lots (front to back) and (back to front) and also side falls. In the case of the Small street house being a site that slopes both from front to the back and across the site, it offers many opportunities to explore the spatial relationships proven across a mixture of levels and functions within the house whilst at the same time exploring the close relationships that exist on the adjoining lots. Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesIn order to take advantage of the aspects of the site it was critical to open up the house where ever possible and allow access to areas not usually explored, both visual and physical, such as roof top terraces and low height garden areas within the house, that allow the house to breath. With such a small footprint, that is governed by the GFA requirements on the whole site it became apparent that the form of the building to allow this footprint and associated functions would express a character of its own as opposed to the traditional pitched tin roof. Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesAlong with the parameters of the residential house lot code, character code, single unit dwelling code and the requirements of the client, it is equally important to address the architecture of the surrounding dwellings. After assessing the surrounding neighborhood it is apparent that there are various existing strengths in the built form that express there own character. From the quaint workers cottages, the new contemporary multi-unit dwellings and the refurbished wool stores on the river at the end of the street it is an eclectic collection of dwellings expressing different characters. Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesThe overall character of these dwellings is expressed in the form of the building which includes flat roofs, low pitched roofs, parapets, skillions and gables. Coupled with these forms are the use of materials that may include a range of face brick, weatherboard, fibre cement sheeting, metal cladding and rendered brickwork facades, which in our opinion further supports our notion of the contemporary nature of the house we propose.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesProject gallerySee allShow lessContemplating the Void: Bad Architects GroupArticlesDébordement / Atelier AlternArticles Share Projects Photographs Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones+ 13 Share Australia Architects: Base Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 CopyAbout this officeBase ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasBrisbaneHouses3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on June 04, 2010Cite: “Small Street House / Base Architecture” 04 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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The IMF and debt worsen the Ebola epidemic

first_imgBy Jérôme DuvalMember of the Citizen’s Debt Audit PlatformPublico, Feb. 1Although the International Monetary Fund claims it is part of the solution, the IMF is really part of the problem of underdevelopment and has been for decades. The latest proof of this is that the conditions imposed on countries in need have had serious impacts on the development of these countries’ public health services. In some countries, this means letting epidemics destroy the lives of thousands of people. The latest example involves the Ebola epidemic.The IMF is responsible for serious restrictions at this time in developing adequate health care systems. It is not only social movements in both South and North that make this claim. You find it in a study published in the Lancet Global Health magazine by several British universities (the University of Cambridge and of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).As already indicated by Vicenç Navarro in his blog or Alexander Kentikelenis, professor of the University of Cambridge and research coordinator, in “The IMF policies have contributed to poorly funded, unprepared and understaffed health systems in countries with outbreaks of Ebola.” The organization, based in Washington, through anti-social conditions imposed together with their loans, prioritizes short-term economic objectives such as reducing debt, which in fact only serves to increase the need to pay it back forever. Bleeding resources to pay an illegitimate debt weakens the health system. For example, in Liberia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were only 0.1 doctors per 10,000 inhabitants between 2006 and 2013, and 0.4 hospitals for 100,000 inhabitants in 2013.Last Aug. 8, WHO declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa an international public health emergency. After more than 20,000 people had been affected and more than 8,000 killed by the Ebola virus, the $30 million granted in October 2014 by the IMF emergency assistance to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone was not enough to confront the drama of the situation (in that time, the epidemic had killed more than 1,200 people). In addition, these funds do not represent even half of the $300 million pledged during the G20 summit in November 2014 in Brisbane, Australia, nor do they cover the $372 million debt that these three West African countries built up within the international financial institution.Finally, much of these funds had not even arrived in the country, given that they consist not only of donations, but also new loans or debt relief. Thus the IMF approved new credit lines for these three countries that will send them further into debt: $41 million for Guinea, $49 million for Liberia and $39 million for Sierra Leone. Meanwhile, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have to pay $100 million in external debt in 2014 and nearly $130 million more in 2015. A quarter of this sum will go to the IMF. The additional $150 million announced by the financial institution in early January 2015 arrived very late and only after several criticisms mentioned here of the poor management of the Fund.Hypocrisy of Gates, Zuckerberg, GoogleThe hypocrisy of big donors is immense. According to the United Nations report of December 2014, “Socio-Economic Impacts of the Ebola Virus Disease on Africa,” only 23.4 percent of the $518 million pledged by the World Bank has been disbursed to date, and less than 10 percent of the $459.8 million announced by the European Union has reached its destination. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has disbursed only 27.3 percent of the $50 million announced; not a cent of the $25 million promised by both Mark Zuckerberg (owner of Facebook) and by the Google Foundation has been seen. So many beautiful promises are still up in the air. …Rather than counting on donations, new loans or debt relief, we should demand the immediate, total and unconditional cancellation of the external debt of West African countries affected by Ebola, such as Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. That’s what the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa demanded on Dec. 15: “Donors have been quite generous announcing a debt relief, but will need to go further and fully cancel this debt,” said Carlos Lopes, secretary general the Commission on Dec. 15 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).Obviously, this claim should be extended to all the poor countries, misnamed as “developing,” where 85 percent of the world’s population lives; their public debt (about $1.8 trillion) represents only 1 percent of the global debt. Relief will not affect the global economic balance; the only thing needed is the political will.It is a good thing to increase the fiscal deficit when the health and lives of people are in danger. It is not we who say this, but, contradicting the usual conservative ideology of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, its director, who said it and acknowledged that the IMF doesn’t say it often. But we should not have to wait for great humanitarian crises such as that caused by Ebola for people to see the clear need to increase the deficit in order to fund social services. Also, international law requires that compliance with basic human needs is a priority compared to bleeding of resources to pay the debt.The IMF, which inhumanely ignores serious human needs, must disappear; those responsible for its decisions should be brought to justice for their actions. The devastating IMF policies have damaged too many people through neoliberal debt programs to be allowed to continue with impunity. Similarly, the Spanish state should withdraw as soon as possible its Article 135 of the Constitution, which contravenes the international law that establishes the priority of human needs before any other expense — a fortiori, the debt service. This is a matter of human survival, not the accountant’s books.Some references:-Campaign Jubilee/Debt Campaign: Ebola: Drop the debt.-Alexander Kentikelenis, Lawrence King, Martin McKee and David Stuckler, “The International Monetary Fund and the Ebola outbreak.” The Lancet, December 2014.-Economic Commission for Africa: “Socio-economic impacts of the epidemic of Ebola in Africa.” United Nations, December 2014.-”Ebola Epidemic Exposes the Pathology of the Capitalist System.” People’s Health Movement, August 2014.Translation by Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more