first_imgThe Third Annual Bielan-Ward Boys vs. Girls “El Classico” was played on December 27 with the boys finally getting a win after a two year drought. The game was decided on a last second goal that produced an 8-7 victory for the boys. The girls lead the series 2-1.last_img

Waters of Virginia Giveaway

first_imgWhether you prefer casting flys on mountain streams and rivers or paddling the flatwater of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia has it all. enter to win a trip, or some gear, and start exploring the Waters of Virginia with the ones you love.Grand Prize includes:Three night stay for two at Natural Retreats Virginia Hot Springs featuring a historic tour of the area, a half day guided fishing trip at Meadow Lane on the Jackson River, a guided hike for two and exclusive access to The Old Dairy including gym, outdoor pool and jacuzzi pool.First Prize includes:A full weekend of camping at your choice of any Virginia State Park AND an Ocean Kayak Malibu Two, two Extrasport Livery lifejackets, and two Carlisle Daytripper paddles from Appomattox River Company.Second Prize includes:A two night stay at the historic Palmyra Inn in Wakefield, VirginiaThis contest is now closed! Thanks to all who entered and please check out all our other great giveaways.Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning  date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 noon EST on June 15th, 2013. One entry per person. One winner per household.  Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United  States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older.  Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge  Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No  liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate,  non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled,  mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for  technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable  network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer  transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of  processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the  sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Natural Retreats, Virginia State Parks, Palmyra Inn, and Appomattox River Company reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information  and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their  sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry  process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.  Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating  sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies  shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from  acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash,  or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of  the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to  allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater  value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply.  Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors  office on or before June 30th, 6:00 PM EST 2013. Winners will be contacted by  the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7  days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of  winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

2016 CUNA GAC interviews: Credit Unions for Kids Senior Director Joe Dearborn

first_imgCredit Unions for Kids, a main staple at the GAC, is one of the primary conduits that display credit unions’ amazing generosity — especially helping kids at our nation’s Children’s Hospitals Network . To see how it all works, we invited the organization’s Senior Director Joe Dearborn back to the Studio Lounge for a quick chat on that topic — as well as 2015 record-setting performance, campaigns planned for 2016, how credit unions can get involved, and much more. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Amazon Accuses Future Group of Insider Trading in New Push to Block Reliance Deal

first_imgAmbani’s group “was not a party to the arbitration proceedings … and could have received details related thereto only from FRL (Future Retail) or its Promoters,” said the letter.A spokesman for Future Group said in a statement to Reuters it denies the allegations made in the letter and that news of the injunction was in the public domain from Sunday.Reliance and SEBI did not respond to Reuters requests for comment. Amazon declined to comment on the letter’s contents.Future Retail, which has argued that Amazon’s agreement last year was only with a separate Future Group unit, issued a statement to the stock exchange on the morning of October 26 saying it was examining the arbitration order and that it believed the order would have to be tested by Indian law.Future Group, which operates supermarkets and high-end food stores and has more than 1,500 outlets across India, has argued it entered into the deal to sell retail assets to Reliance because its business was severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and it was critical to protect all its stakeholders.It remains to be seen whether Indian courts and regulators will side with Amazon or Future Retail. Future Retail has asked a New Delhi court for an order to restrain Amazon from approaching Indian regulators to block its deal with Reliance. Hearings on the case began on Tuesday. © Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Amazon argues it had a 2019 agreement with Future which prevented the Indian group’s retail assets from being sold to certain parties including Reliance, which is led by Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani.The November 8 letter to SEBI alleges Future Retail disclosed to Reliance price sensitive details of an injunction granted by a Singapore arbitrator to block the deal.The spat is being closely watched as a key test of whether Indian firms, courts and regulators will respect arbitration decisions made in accordance with overseas arbitration rules, and adds to headaches for Amazon in India which is also dealing with antitrust challenges.- Advertisement – The injunction was granted on Sunday October 25 and was reported by media with Amazon issuing a short statement saying it welcomed the decision.Reliance later that evening said in a stock exchange filing that it had been informed of the arbitration order and would enforce its rights to complete the deal with Future without delay.It is this October 25 filing which Amazon argues in its 20-page letter that indicates Ambani’s group was privy to “price sensitive” details of the injunction.- Advertisement – Amazon has asked India’s market regulator to investigate Future Retail for insider trading, a letter seen by Reuters showed, as it seeks to prevent its business partner from becoming part of rival Reliance’s empire.The US giant has been pressing the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to review Reliance’s August deal to buy retail, logistics and other assets from Future Group for $3.4 billion (roughly Rs. 25,300 crores) including debt.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, April 9

first_imgI believe that it’s myopic and naïve for anyone to expect one person to bring positive change if the members of the different departments are not working together. That’s not to say that some weren’t.It’s important that city officials (including Schenectady City Council members) work together in coalition with the Public Safety commissioner in dealing with disgruntled employees, unions, corporate council, department heads, etc., in order for the city to move in a positive direction.Thank you, Mr. Eidens, for your service to Schenectady and its resident. I wish you all of the best in your future endeavors.Flora L. RamonowskiSchenectady Case for collusion? Connect the dotsIt’s hard for me to see any United States ties to Russia except for the Roger Stone things, and the Manafort, Cohen and the Flynn things, and the Maria Butina/NRA thing, and the Tillerson thing, and the Sessions thing, and the Kushner thing, and the Carter Page thing, and the Felix Sater thing, and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing, and the Azerbaijan thing, and the Sergey Kislyak thing, and the hack of the DNC thing, and the Guccifer 2.0 thing, and Trump’s request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing, and the Trump house sale at $100 million Russian fertilizer king thing, and the Wilbur Ross with his Cyprus bank thing, and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing, and the election hacking thing, and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing, and the Steele Dossier thing, and the Sally Yates firing thing, and Trump warning the Russians before the bombing thing, and Flynn’s Turkish lobbying paid for the Russians thing, and the Trump asking Comey for a “loyalty oath” thing, and the Trump firing Comey thing, and the finding out that Trump actually tried to fire Robert Mueller in June 2017 thing, and the lying to the American public during the campaign about having no business in Russia thing and the Ivanka super-duper Moscow hotel spa thing.So there’s probably nothing.  It’s coincidental, and those dots don’t make the picture that you are seeing.Glenn GraySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionEidens’ resignation came as no surpriseI’m not surprised to read about the resignation of Public Safety Commissioner Michael C. Eidens.I don’t know why Mr. Eidens made this decision. However, when he was first hired, I was concerned that he would burn out with all of the responsibilities expected of him.Not only was Mr. Eidens expected to oversee the Schenectady police and fire departments (and their unions), but also code enforcement and possibly some additional responsibilities.I also felt that the $130,000 salary should have been higher due to Mr.  Eidens’ oversight of such important city departments. Maybe if Mr. Eidens had a magic wand?Knowing Mr. Eidens personally by working with him via the League of Women Voters’ justice committee on alternate courts, I found him to be of the highest character, working for positive change for Schenectady residents.last_img read more

Victims found at days-old crash scene identified

first_imgGreensburg, In. — An autopsy has determined Tori Danielle Lovitt, 27, and Tina Denise Warner, 48, both of North Vernon died in a Decatur County car crash.A resident found the car while mowing Thursday evening off of State Road 3 near County Road 800 West. Police believe the pair went off State Road 3 early Tuesday morning into a creek and struck a tree.Reports indicate both died of blunt force trauma. Toxicology reports are pending. The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.last_img read more

HRI reportedly considering sale of Tote Ireland

first_img UK and Irish tote launch ‘single unified online betting pool’ July 16, 2020 Related Articles Share Irish racing gets green light to resume in June May 15, 2020 Submit Share HRI boosts coverage of Irish racing with RTÉ agreement May 28, 2020 Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is reported to be in discussions with a number of third parties over the sale of all or part of Tote Ireland to private interests, with an extensive review of the Tote already taking place. Reported by The Irish Times, the Tote has faced a number of challenges in recent years, having struggled to compete with an industry dominated by online betting firms combined with a drop in footfall at Irish racetracks. Last year, figures showed a 33.3% drop in total Tote betting, down to €69.2m, which has largely been attributed to a changing international regulatory landscape. The Tote was impacted by the Israeli government to ban betting into pools, however it has also struggled to make up for the shortcomings in on-course turnover which also fell by 7.7% to just €10.7m.“If we continue to operate the way it is it will struggle going forward with such a small and competitive market involving bookmakers online and exchanges,” HRI’s chief executive Brian Kavanagh said on Sunday.The Irish Tote, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HRI, has been in operation for almost 90 years, and has committed to reinvesting all profits into the horseracing industry in Ireland. It has been reported that the findings of the review will be presented to the HRI board at its next meeting on 16 December, which will focus on the future of the Tote. No changes can be made until the licence is due for renewal in April of 2021.“We’ve been looking at the tote for some time, and the board has asked us to bring options back to them,” Kavanagh continued. “If you look at tote business globally, particularly in countries where there’s no monopoly, the on-course business is suffering the same way as on-course bookmaking is trending.“It looks like there’s move towards consolidation in totes, bigger international pools and stuff like that. They’re some of the options that are under consideration,.”Kavanagh did not confirm whether the potential sale of the tote to third parties would be for its entirety or for a percentage, however he emphasised that the ongoing review has placed a focus upon a long-term strategy rather than looking at specific negotiations. He said: “[That is] pre-empting discussions, but all options are being considered. The tote is not specifically HRI’s to sell. It operates on the basis of a licence issued every seven years by the government, and HRI has the technology and the people and the brand product.“I don’t want to pre-empt anything, but you would have access to capital, access to technology, access to international markets; all these are issues that other parties could bring to the table in a stronger way. If you look at global tote competition, Tote Ireland is a very small element within the context of totes that operate in other countries.” StumbleUponlast_img read more

Mount Sentinel dumps Fernie to capture ‘A’ Girls Volleyball Championships

first_imgMount Sentinel played the entire season without any seniors on the team.However, Moreira saw three quasi-seniors — Malin Chernoff, Madia Rehwald, and Kyra Makortoff — provide the leadership and stability that Cats required for success.The Wildcats, ranked fourth overall for most of the season in the “A” Girls Provincial Vollleyball poll, now travel to Duncan for the Kootenay High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships November 28-30.Last year, the Wildcats won the bronze medal. ·         We now advance to the provincials  in Duncan as the #4 seed. On the basis of the season play there seems to be a gap between the top 3 teams and next 3 or 4. We are clearly intent on closing the gap We had a “smooth” weekend. We played confidently without feeling the anxiousness that sometimes accompanies the team with the most to lose…….we were the number 1 seed and went in with a #4 provincial ranking ·         Without any grade 12’s on the team we weren’t totally sure how we would respond, but the 3 quasi-seniors (Malin Chernoff, Madia Rehwald, and Kyra Makortoff) provided the leadership and stability that we required ·         In the final against the home team, Fernie, also undefeated, we played our best match of the weekend. The score was a good indicator of how the match unfolded — 25-8, 25-16, 25-18.center_img In the end, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats proved to be too much for the rest of the Kootenay zone.The South Slocan squad captured the Kootenay High School A Girl’s Volleyball title Satuday in Fernie, dumping the host school 3-0 in the best-of-five final.Mount Sentinel won by scores of 25-8, 25-16, 25-18.”We had a “smooth” weekend,” said head coach Joe Moreira.”We played confidently without feeling the anxiousness that sometimes accompanies the team with the most to lose. . .. We were the number 1 seed and went in with a #4 provincial ranking.”last_img read more

South Africa to begin smart ID roll-out

first_img17 May 2013 South Africa will begin rolling out its new smart card IDs in the third quarter of the year, issuing them to to all first-time and re-issue applicants, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor announced earlier this month. The Cabinet welcomed the announcement at its fortnightly meeting in Pretoria this week, with Acting Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams calling on South Africans to support the process in an effort to ensure that all citizens had their smart card IDs by 2020. “This key milestone holds the potential to speed up government services while cutting down on crime and corruption involving identity documents,” Williams said on Thursday. The new smart card IDs will contain microchips embedded with biometric data unique to each individual. The information on the chip will be laser-engraved to prevent tampering. Besides cutting down on identity theft and fraud, the smart card ID will speed up the process of establishing a modern, reliable population register. The Department of Home Affairs plans to issue the smart card ID to all South Africans over the next eight years as it phases out the current green bar-coded ID book. To begin with, 27 Home Affairs regional offices, three in each province, will process smart card IDs, with more offices to follow suit over the next three years. Pandor said the cost of the smart card IDs would be the same as the amount paid for the green bar-coded ID, which currently costs R140. IDs are free for first-time applicants. According to Pandor, the new ID will take about three days for applicants to receive – compared to a 54-day turnaround time for the green bar-coded ID. She also gave her assurance that those in possession of the new IDs would be able to use them to vote in next year’s general elections. SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Brown Butterfly Plastic Rhinestone Decor French Hair Clip Barrette – Great value for money

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