APTN National News OTTAWA–Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan said Thursday the Harper government would be putting money on the table to go along with contentious plans for new legislation governing First Nations education.Duncan issued a statement following a late afternoon meeting with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo and three other chiefs, including Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador regional Chief Morley Googoo.Duncan said the Harper government would meet its obligation to consult under the Constitution.“Our approach will be consistent with our obligations … and will include intensive consultation with First Nation parents, students, leaders and educators, as well as provinces,” said Duncan’s statement. “We will also explore mechanisms to ensure stable, predictable and sustainable funding for First Nation education.”The Harper government’s plan to pass legislation that would provide a framework for on-reserve, K-12 education is one among several of the irritants that led Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario chiefs to try and enter the House of Commons Chamber on Tuesday.Duncan told the chiefs he had a cabinet mandate directing him to proceed and begin consultation on new legislation.The Atleo-led delegation told the minister that issues of treaty rights and funding needed to be addressed. The two sides agreed to meet again in the New Year.“All issues were put squarely on the table and we will follow-up by transmitting the resolutions along with our national action plan once it is confirmed by us,” said Googoo in an email sent to chiefs and band officials at about 6:35 p.m. following the meeting. “Key issues included the urgent need for fair, equitable and stable funding, regional diversity including the absolute need for respectful implementation of our rights and Treaty implementation and support for First Nations controlled systems supportive of our languages and cultures.”The meeting began sometime between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., moments after Atleo’s speech to wrap up a special chiefs assembly when he declared “now was the time for action.” Its time was set while chiefs were still gathered in the assembly.The AFN’s chiefs committee on education had sent a letter to Duncan last week requesting the meeting.There were some questions immediately after the AFN and the minister issued their statements as to why Duncan didn’t meet with all the chiefs at the assembly.Treaty chiefs from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario have said federal education legislation would infringe on their constitutionally-protected treaty right to enact sovereign laws over how they teach their children.The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations distributed a pamphlet with a stark warning about Ottawa’s plans.“The last time Canada introduced federal legislation in education for our people,” says the pamphlet above two photos of Cree child Thomas Moore before and after he entered an Indian residential school in Regina. In one photo Moore has his long hair in braids and wears traditional beaded clothing and in the next photo his hair is trimmed short and he wears a tight fitting suit.The FSIN has passed three resolutions demanding the AFN stop working with Ottawa to develop federal education legislation.Under then-Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jim Prentice, a minority Harper government passed B.C. specific legislation in late 2006 that allowed for harmonization between provincial and on-reserve education systems.Treaty chiefs don’t want provinces at the table.
APTN National NewsA group of Aboriginal people were blocking motorists along the Trans-Canada Highway at the Manitoba/Ontario border any time someone refused informational flyers on missing and murdered Indigenous women Friday.Some people sat in their cars and refused to take the flyers, which sometimes led to shouting matches.Dennis Ward/APTN PhotoWhen a flyer was refused the group sometimes blocked both lanes.Dennis Ward/APTN PhotoThe group vowed to remain at the border until they handed out at least 1,181 flyers – the number of Indigenous women missing or murdered between 1980 and 2012 according to an RCMP report last year.The RCMP updated its report Friday and the rally was meant to coincide with its release.APTN’s Dennis Ward has the story.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Citigroup Inc. (C) on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $4.31 billion, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.The bank, based in New York, said it had earnings of $1.64 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were $1.61 per share.The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.55 per share.The U.S. bank posted revenue of $23.98 billion in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $17.12 billion, falling short of Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $17.48 billion.Citigroup shares have increased nearly 9 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed almost 4 per cent. The stock has fallen 26 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on C at https://www.zacks.com/ap/CThe Associated Press
“We continue to work with Indigenous groups and women in trades to expand apprenticeship and employment opportunities,” said Sigurdson. “Under a Community Benefits Agreement, these initiatives will translate directly into apprenticeship completions, which, in turn, will allow B.C. residents to support their families, to invest in their communities, and to build the B.C. economy.”The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association meanwhile denounced the government’s announcement. ICBA President Chris Gardner held a press conference immediately following the Premier’s announcement.“For years, John Horgan has promised his political allies in the old-fashioned Building Trades unions that he would tilt the playing field in their favour. Today, it appears he will try and force that to happen through a restrictive and regressive PLA model for tendering government projects,” said Gardner. “Unfortunately for the taxpayers paying for provincial projects, this will mean much higher costs and it will give 15 percent of the construction workforce – the ones who gave millions of dollars to the NDP – a monopoly on work.” The Province says that the Agreement will implement a targeted approach to maximizing apprenticeship opportunities on major public infrastructure projects, with a focus on priority hiring and training of Indigenous workers and women.The government also says that priority hiring will be given to qualified individuals who live within close proximity of the projects, while contractors will be given flexibility by requesting named hires.The first projects to be delivered under the new community benefits framework are the new Pattullo Bridge and the four-laning projects on the Trans-Canada Highway between Kamloops and Alberta.“British Columbians deserve the opportunity to work on major government projects being built in and near their communities,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “This Community Benefits Agreement will put local people first in line for good jobs building the roads, bridges and other infrastructure we need.”Signatories to the Community Benefits Agreement are BCIB, and the Allied Infrastructure and Related Construction Council, which represents many of B.C.’s building trades. The government also said that contractors representing B.C.’s construction industry played an important advisory role as the agreement was developed.The government’s announcement was received with praise from B.C. Building Trades Council executive director Tom Sigurdson, who spoke about the positives of Community Benefits Agreements during a keynote presentation to the Fort St. John & District Chamber of Commerce earlier this year. BURNABY, B.C. – B.C. Premier John Horgan announced today that the provincial government has launched a new Community Benefits Agreement landmark agreement for key public-sector infrastructure projects in B.C.At a press conference at BCIT’s Ironworkers Training Campus in Burnaby, Horgan also announced that the Province has launched BC Infrastructure Benefits Inc. – a new Crown Corporation that will oversee public construction projects in B.C. Transportation Minister Claire Trevena was named as the minister responsible for BCIB.“British Columbians rightfully expect B.C. projects to benefit B.C. workers, families and communities. Our new Community Benefits Agreement will help deliver those benefits,” said Premier John Horgan. “With this agreement, we’re not just investing in roads, bridges and other infrastructure, we’re investing in good jobs and new opportunities for people who live in B.C. And with our focus on expanding apprenticeships for young British Columbians, we’re helping build B.C.’s next generation of construction workers.”
SAN FRANCISCO — It took a while, but finally — and with the carefully curated help of Oprah, Big Bird and Goldman Sachs — Apple has at last unveiled a new streaming TV service, its own branded credit card and a news subscription product.The moves have been largely expected and so far don’t appear to drastically alter the competitive landscape the way Apple has done with previous products such as the iPhone and the iPad.Still, the announcements represent an important step for the company as it seeks to diversify how it makes money amid declining sales of the iPhone, even if by themselves they are unlikely to turn Apple’s big ship either way. But it’s a way to keep fans sticking with Apple even when they aren’t buying a new iPhone every year.Monday’s announcements lacked some key details, such as pricing of the TV service. Here’s a rundown on what Apple unveiled — what’s good, what’s not so good and what we still don’t know.— APPLE TV PLUSThe good: Oprah, Jason Momoa, Big Bird, Steven Spielberg and a host of other stars have lent themselves to original Apple shows that range from documentaries to science fiction, drama and preschool television programming. The focus on “quality storytelling” is consistent with Apple’s image and analysts say is likely to produce some hit shows.The bad: Even so, “it will lack the full range and diversity of content available through Netflix, Amazon and others, and that is set to limit its appeal,” said Martin Garner, an analyst at CCS Insight. Apple also joins a crowded market and it’s not clear how many more monthly subscriptions people have the money and the bandwidth for.The unknown: Apple hasn’t said how much it’s going to cost.— APPLE NEWS PLUSThe good: The price, $10 per month, looks like a good deal compared to separate subscriptions for newspapers and magazines (Apple will include more than 300 of the latter, including The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated). Apple is touting “richly designed articles” that let people read publications tailored to Apple devices in all their glory. Apple has also included privacy protections, and says it will collect data about what people read in a way that it won’t know who read what — just how much total time is spent on different articles.The bad: While The Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal have signed on, other big-name news publishers, such as The New York Times, have not. Nor have, in fact, most other major U.S. newspapers.The unknown: It’s not entirely clear how much news you’re getting for your money. The Journal, famous for its business and industry coverage and commanding nearly $40 a month, will make “specially curated” general-interest news available for Apple customers, for example. Other stories will still be there — but Apple says users will have to search for the articles themselves.— APPLE CARDThe good: Security and privacy, two areas Apple prides itself on, are a clear focus. The physical version of the card has no numbers, and the digital version lives in your Apple Wallet on your phone, where it’s protected by Face ID or Touch ID so even if someone steals your phone they won’t be able to use the card to buy things. Apple says it won’t get information on what you buy with the card or where or for how much. There are no late fees.The bad: The rewards (2 per cent cash back for all purchases using the digital version of the card, 1 per cent using the physical version and 3 per cent cash back at Apple stores) are nothing to write home about. The card is meant for Apple users, so if you aren’t, it’s probably not for you.The unknown: What sort of credit score you need to get approved, as well as exact interest rates.— APPLE ARCADEThe good: Apple’s new game subscription service, which will launch this fall, will be free of ads and in-app purchases, which can quickly add up and have become common in mobile games. Apple promises more than 100 games, and they will be exclusive to the service, so there will be plenty of fresh adventures.The bad: The service will only be available on Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple TVs. That could be frustrating for those who don’t own Apple products.Unknown: Apple said all games would be available with one subscription, but did not say how much it would cost or when exactly the service will launch. It has partnered with a few well-known game creators, including Hironobu Sakaguchi of “Final Fantasy” fame, but it’s unclear how well all the new games will work or how fun they’ll be to play.___AP Technology Writer Rachel Lerman contributed to this story.Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is issuing an executive order to help protect the United States against foreign adversaries that are taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities to threaten U.S. communications systems.The order the White House announced Wednesday does not name specific countries or companies, but the administration has been trying to keep allied nations from using equipment from the Chinese tech company Huawei. In August, Trump signed a bill that barred the U.S. government from using equipment from Huawei and China’s ZTE Corp.The U.S., which is embroiled in an escalating trade war with China, also has sounded warnings about Huawei’s efforts to expand into Europe. The U.S. worries that China could use Huawei to gain access to private, commercial or other information that could compromise NATO and allied intelligence operations.The Associated Press
Updated 10.25pmMORE THAN 400 jobs are to go in Dublin after Lufthansa Technik Airmotive announced it is closing its plant in Rathcoole.Staff at the jet engine overhaul facility were served notice of termination of their employment today.Workers had been warned last month that closing the company was being considered as an option as Lufthansa Technik faced declining revenues and shrinking international market opportunities.The company held a 30-day process to consider closing the company as it consulted with trade unions and staff.There has been no agreement with the three trade unions involved on severance terms for workers.SIPTU has criticised management for serving redundancy on workers while negotiations at the Labour Court on redundancy terms are ongoing.“Although this news is not unexpected… it is still a devastating blow to the workers and their families,” said Karl Byrne of SIPTU.Byrne said that the Labour Court is fast tracking its discussions and a recommendation will be issued ‘as soon as possible’.“We hope that all sides will respects the industrial relations process and that the affected workers can be provided with certainty in relation to their redundancy terms. This highly skilled workforce has been loyal to this company for many years. They deserve to be treated with respect and gratitude”.Lufthansa Technik said today that an offer from an outside party to take over the facility did not lead to any acceptable solution.Lufthansa Technik took a 60 per cent shareholding of Airmotive Ireland, which was set up by Aer Lingus, in 1997. It took full ownership in 1999.Originally published 12.19pmRead: “You could hear a pin drop” – 400 jobs at risk at Lufthansa Technik in Dublin > Read: US company to create 300 jobs at old Dell site in Limerick >
C. elegans is more important than you. To be fair, the little worm is more important than just about everybody, more important than fruit flies and mice and chimpanzees. The most important model organism is e. coli, the next is yeast, and the next is c. elegans. The world’s most famous nematode came to prominence when researchers noticed that it contains just 302 neurons, making it one of the simplest nervous systems ever observed. From this point on, c. elegans was the model of virtually every basic study into neuron function. If you’re looking to fiddle with an axonal growth gene, you do it in c. elegans first since the simple little thing is so well understood, as are the many ways in which it can die. As such, the worm has been one of the main sources of research for more than forty years.That kind of knowledge can’t be allowed to go to waste as just a big reference database; the best science is always creative, not descriptive! Recently announced, the OpenWorm project looks to kickstart that creative side by exploiting our comprehensive understanding of the species to let us make a nematode from scratch. It would exist solely in the RAM of the beholders, of course — a purely computational modelling of this exceedingly simple life-form — but a working (or even partially failing) model would be a truly revolutionary step forward for our understanding of life.A “win” in this case would mean generating nematode behavior simply by inputting detailed and accurate-enough information into detailed and accurate-enough models. A model called the NeuroML Connectome is being used to model every one of the 302 neurons and all of their interconnections, for instance, and a fluid modeler simulates the environment to surveys whole body movement. Many such systems are to be united under OpenWorm’s own system, the Geppetto life simulation engine.This all takes a bottom-up approach, much like our attempts to understand protein folding, starting from the lowest level of organization and testing our understanding of that level by using it to predict or induce higher-level structures. Also like protein folding, this worm creation process will likely prove extremely difficult and time consuming, but the process of trying to is educational enough to justify the work.That this work is open-source speaks to a growing awareness within science that crowdsourcing is both a powerful and entitled force. As with protein folding, the hope seems to be to give seemingly insurmountable problems to the world’s server farm, only this time they are looking to rent use of your mind, as well as your processor.
Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Google+ Facebook WhatsApp NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The 6/15 WWE RAW drew a final 2.83 cable rating with an average audience of 4.12 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 4.10 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.25 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 4.00 million viewers.This is up from last week’s show that drew a 2.59 rating with 3.65 million viewers.As reported earlier, RAW was the No. 2 show on cable Monday night.Source: Prowrestling.net, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Velvet Sky Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot) Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 WWE increasing PPV length to a four-hour minimum beginning with Money in the Bank PPV Now Playing Up Next Germany Sticks to a Balanced Budget, But Is Ready for a Crisis Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Khloe Kardashian wanted therapy with Tristan Thompson 12/28 Impact Ratings: Viewers see another increase for Part 2 of the Best of 2017 episode on Pop TV
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppOn the international stage… the TCI is doing it again. Songstress Chrystal “TESS” Charles was among the artists at the Caribbean Rock NYC concert organized by Tempo. Among the sponsors of Caribbean Rocks NYC – TEMPO Turns 10 Anniversary Celebration are The Turks and Caicos Islands, The Islands of The Bahamas, Barbados, BTC, Caribbean Airlines and St. Kitts. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TESS held a promotional party before heading off to perform in NY. The dynamic artist, who always wows the local crowd is featured on original reggae track “FOR YOU” Written by Carl “CHOICE” Lewis and released her Soca/Rip Saw track “Daa’n My Business”, which she wrote. Related Items:
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 26, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard said if Grand Bahama is going to change, it will not be because there is someone crying in the wilderness about what is wrong, but rather about someone finding solutions. “And the young people who are graduates of this Fresh Start Program are part of the solution,” he affirmed.The Minister of Youth was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for Grand Bahama’s Fresh Start Program on Saturday at the Social Affairs Convention Centre. Seventy-six persons graduated from the program and represented varied fields — including bartending, Butlering, office procedures, sales, welding and general maintenance.The graduates emerged from over 500 initial applicants, and of the 89 who were accepted. Each graduate received skill certification, Bahama Host Program certification and a customer service certificate. In congratulating the graduates, Minister Pintard noted they exemplified discipline, character and determination.“We are proud of you and we know that this is yet another aspect of your life, and in the future you will be doing incredible things,” he said.“Also, let me say to all of your support team – parents, guardians, friends, husbands, wives, teachers and coaches, mentors and lecturers – to all of you who have deposited into our young people’s lives, I want to say that on behalf of a grateful country and this government, thank you very much. The sacrifice you have made is appreciated.”The Minister noted there were people present at the graduation who had gone through some tough times in their lives and ended up in some very dark places, where the thought of giving up was prevalent.However, he encouraged those persons to make the commitment to rise up. “That’s the simple message tonight that no matter what position these graduates found themselves in, they made a commitment to invest in their future, to rise above the tough conditions in this economy; to rise above any choices they have made that may have derailed or distracted them for a moment.”He encouraged the graduates to treat every new day with a kind of sacredness and use the time to do something wonderful for themselves, their families and by extension, their communities.By: Andrew Coakley (BIS)Photo Caption: Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard was the keynote speaker for this year’s Fresh Start Program in Grand Bahama. Seventy-six persons comprised the graduating class on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Minister Pintard told the graduates they have the opportunity to be part of the solution in turning Grand Bahama’s economy around.(BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)
Reward and recognition is the strongest engagement driver for employees based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to research by global professional services firm Aon.Its 2018 Trends in Middle East and North Africa employee engagement report, which surveyed 258,662 employees across 211 MENA-based organisations working in 28 different industries, also found that 69% of respondents across the region are engaged with their organisation.The research also found:31% of respondents are highly engaged with their organisation in 2018, compared to this answer’s previous high point of 29% in 2015.64% of respondents believe they will stay at their organisation and 77% state they act as employee advocates.69% of respondents put in extra effort to deliver on business objectives.Levant has the highest engagement score across the region, at 74%, while 81% of employees in Levant say they are vocal advocates of their organisation.After reward and recognition, the second overall highest engagement driver is career and development, followed by talent and staffing, employee value proposition and senior leadership.Employees based in North Africa rank work-life balance as their greatest driver of employee engagement, followed by reward and recognition.Christopher Page (pictured), chief executive officer, talent, rewards and performance at Aon Middle East and Africa, said: “The findings of our proprietary employee engagement study in MENA reflect the transformational changes that the region is witnessing today.“With increased focus by regional governments on embracing digital technology as a driver for socio-economic progress, it is rewarding to see that [employers] are aligned with this vision and investing in building the future tech skills of their employees. This fits in with the true definition of employee engagement, which is all about the level of an employee’s psychological investment in their organisation.“Through enhanced employee engagement and continuous listening, [employers] can not only achieve their organisational goals, but [can] also contribute to a happy and productive society.”
Preparations for the 2017 World Ice Art Championships are continuing in Fairbanks, despite a fire that destroyed the annual ice sculpture event’s main building Friday.Listen Now”Saturday, we harvested 120 blocks of ice,” Ice Alaska Board chairman Hank Bartos said. “We’re gonna have the events going on as normal because ice does not burn.”Bartos said the board is meeting this week to talk about what its going to take, besides ice, to pull off the event, which is scheduled to start in about 2 months. He said the building which burned was also the residence of Ice Alaska officials Dick and Hoa Brickley, and was insured at the minimum of $1.5 million.Brickley said one option being considered for replacing the burned building is converting another large structure at the Ice Alaska venue that’s currently used for cold storage. He said he believes the renovation can happen in time for this year’s ice carving event.
New Delhi : Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary has been assaulted in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas in a case of road rage, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday night and two persons were arrested from the spot, they said. According to a SAIL statement, Chaudhary was on his way back to his residence from the office when he was attacked. “He was brutally attacked with iron rods on his head, neck, knees and legs at around 10.30 pm. The assailants were also armed with knives. The driver was left unharmed,” it said. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us Two patrolling personnel of the Defence Colony police station reached near Hudco Place, August Kranti Road at around 10.50 pm and saw two-three men beating up a person, police said. The policemen rescued the man, who was later identified as SAIL Chairman Chaudhary, and caught hold of two of the accused, said Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South). Also Read – War propaganda delays removal of internet restriction in Jammu and Kashmir Advertise With Us Chaudhary was going towards Siri Fort when the incident happened, police said. During inquiry, it was found that Chaudhary’s car was hit by another vehicle with four occupants. As he and his driver came out of the car, one person from the other vehicle caught the driver by his neck and the other three assaulted Chaudhary, Kumar said. Chaudhary was rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre where he was discharged after treatment, police said. A case under Indian Penal Code sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) has been registered at the Hauz Khas Police Station. The two arrested accused are from Dwarka and Uttam Nagar, police said, adidng that the car they were travelling in was seized.
Medchal: The District Christian and Minorities Finance Corporation has invited applications from Christians for subsidised bank loans for the year 2019-20. The applications are to be sent to www.tsobmms.cgg.gov.in from August 14 to 24, an official release said. The applicants should be in the age group of 21-55 years with an annual family income not exceeding Rs 1.5 lakh in rural areas and Rs 2 lakh in towns. For details, interested people may contact the office of minorities welfare department on phone: 96767-89460.
SCHEDULE9 a.m. – 2N8+ (Michigan, Louisville, Michigan State)9:20 a.m. – N8+ (Michigan State, Michigan, Louisville)9:40 a.m. – 3V4+ (Louisville, Michigan State, Michigan, Michigan 4V4+)10 a.m. – 2V4+ (Michigan, Louisville, Michigan State)10:20 a.m. – V4+ (Michigan State, Michigan, Louisville)10:40 a.m. – 2V8+ (Louisville, Michigan State, Michigan)11 a.m. – V8+ (Michigan, Louisville, Michigan State) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In their final outing before the ACC Championship, the University of Louisville rowing team heads north for a dual race against Michigan and Michigan State Sunday morning at Belleville Lake in Van Buren Township, Mich. Sunday’s dual marks a return to the water for the Cards, who have not competed in an official race since the Sunshine State Invitational on April 6 in Sarasota. Two weeks ago, Louisville was among 21 schools impacted by the cancellation of the Clemson Invitational due to severe storms and debris on the course. Story Links Print Friendly Version The big focus was the second 1K and we didn’t get a chance to demonstrate that because of the water. We always deal with this sort of thing, so we might be in a good situation. It puts a lot of pressure on ACCs.” Live results from the dual will be available on Twitter through Michigan at @umichrowing, followed by a full recap on GoCards.com. Although the varsity eight and second varsity eight raced on Saturday morning, the regatta’s cancellation nullified the results of those races. Despite a lack of time on the water, Copeland was impressed by his team’s preparation and competitive drive. In the limited action, Copeland and his staff were able to gain some insight on the team’s performance as they look forward to returning to Lake Hartwell for the ACC Championship. “We needed a race because we’ve made a lot of gains between early April and now, and it’s good to see incremental demonstration of the gains,” said Copeland. “We did race, and the first 1K of the race was pretty fair, so we have an idea of where we were at that point. Following Sunday’s meet, the Cardinals will turn their attention toward the ACC Championship on May 17-18 at Clemson. The regatta opens with the preliminary heats on Friday evening at 5:30 p.m., followed by the grand finals on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. “There were probably five or six different false alarms to go race, and for them to be emotionally and mentally ready to race five or six times was pretty remarkable,” said Copeland. “The fact that there was that much duress and they were always ready to race each time, that’s not something that I’ve ever seen before—a team that dialed in.” Louisville is making its seventh consecutive trip to Michigan, continuing a series that has provided multiple benefits for the program in preparation for their conference championship. The Wolverines are currently ranked No. 5 in the CRCA coaches’ poll, while both the Cardinals and Spartans received votes. Cardinals head coach Derek Copeland said that the Michigan regatta allows for his team to leave Louisville on Kentucky Derby weekend to face a nationally-ranked crew in challenging conditions following the end of the academic year. For this season, the addition of Michigan State also provides another opponent for improving the Cards’ NCAA Championship resume.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global travel management company, has appointed David Falter as President of RoomIt, the company’s hotel distribution division, effective December 18. Based in RoomIt’s Chicago office, he will report to Kurt Ekert, President and CEO of CWT. Scott Brennan, who led the launch phase of the business, will become Chief Growth Officer of RoomIt.Falter is a six-time CEO and Board Director who has successfully led companies ranging from $25 million to more than $1 billion across numerous industries – including electronic travel distribution, business services, systems integration and software development, and cloud-based storage. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Antenna International and Managing Partner of Acorn Growth Partners Inc. Falter is also a non-executive Director at BizPay.“Dave brings a wealth of business acumen and experience to the team, and I am delighted to welcome him to CWT,” said Kurt Ekert adding, “He has a terrific track record of leading growth, and with his technology and travel sector background, I am confident he will accelerate RoomIt’s performance, while Scott will focus wholly on executing our growth plans.”
By Elias HazouCyprus is ready to discuss ways of boosting liquidity for its credit-starved banks via an asset-buying programme mulled by the European Central Bank, finance minister Harris Georgiades has said.In an interview with CNBC in Washington DC, Georgiades said however that they have not yet discussed with the ECB the details of such a programme.“But we stand ready to discuss specifically and primarily our banks, how best they can make use of this new instrument bearing in mind that credit lines in Cyprus have been severely disrupted recently,” he said.“We are eager to see the re-establishment of credit. We need liquidity in our economy to give an extra boost to the recovery which is already happening. We are seeing a correction of the Cypriot economy, but now is the time to give that extra push.”Georgiades suggested that criticism from Germany, to the effect that buying up Cypriot and Greek paper was going to turn the ECB into a ‘junk bank’, was unfair.He said that fiscally the Cypriot economy is performing better than anticipated.“We are doing away with the primary deficit. As of this year we shall be out of the excessive deficit (procedure) two years ahead of time, when other EU member states are still struggling, and that’s Cyprus which was led into severe financial and economic difficulty,” he noted.“So we are doing everything else that is necessary, the difficult but necessary structural reforms, which is something that Germany quite rightly so insists on. But after doing this structural reform and fiscal adjustment there should be this extra push to get the real economy reactivated.”The ECB is considering whether to enact rules that would allow asset-backed securities issued by Greek and Cypriot banks that carry a junk rating to be purchased by the ECB under its new purchase plan, as part of a package of measures aimed at boosting growth and inflation in the eurozone.Greece and Cyprus government debt securities have a junk rating by major ratings agencies. Both countries were bailed out by European governments and the International Monetary Fund to avoid bankruptcy.Ratings agencies cap the ratings of bundled bank loans, a form of asset-backed securities, so that they can only be a certain number of notches above the rating of the sovereign itself. As a result, if the ECB’s ratings rules on collateral were applied to ABS purchases, Greek and Cypriot ABS would have to be excluded.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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