Union Pacific 1Q Earnings Snapshot

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.39 billion.On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of $1.93.The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.89 per share.The railroad posted revenue of $5.38 billion in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.48 billion.Union Pacific shares have increased 23 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 16 per cent. The stock has climbed 23 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 UNP at https://www.zacks.com/ap/UNPThe Associated Press read more

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.39 billion.On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of $1.93.The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.89 per share.The railroad posted revenue of $5.38 billion in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.48 billion.Union Pacific shares have increased 23 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 16 per cent. The stock has climbed 23 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 UNP at https://www.zacks.com/ap/UNPThe Associated Press read more

Myanmars leader agrees to open access to foreign aid workers – Ban

23 May 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that Myanmar’s Senior General Than Shwe has agreed to allow international aid workers, regardless of their nationality, into the areas worst affected by Cyclone Nargis after the two men held talks today. Speaking to the press after the discussions, held in the country’s new capital Naypyidaw, Mr. Ban reported that he had held a “good meeting” with the Senior General.“He has taken quite a flexible position on an issue that, until now, has been an obstacle to organizing coordinated and fully effective international aid and assistance operations,” Mr. Ban said. “He has also agreed that [the] visa issue will be speeded up.”The Secretary-General said the Senior General had agreed that the main airport at Yangon, Myanmar’s most populous city, can be used as a logistics hub for international aid so that relief can be distributed more quickly to those in need. Aid can also be delivered to the country via civilian ships and small boats. Mr. Ban said this commitment by Myanmar was “quite a breakthrough” and that “substantive progress was made on all critical issues at hand regarding humanitarian assistance,” according to his spokesperson.“I hope all these agreements can produce results quickly. Implementation will be the key. Finally, we have agreed on the kind of effective coordination and consulting mechanisms we need,” he added. The Secretary-General arrived yesterday in Myanmar, where Cyclone Nargis has left up to 2.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The UN estimates that more than 100,000 people may have been killed since the storm struck on 2 May.Yesterday Mr. Ban toured some of the worst affected areas in the Irrawaddy delta and spoke with families who had been forced to leave their homes.“I am humbled – humbled by the scale of this natural disaster, the worst your country has ever experienced, and humbled by the courage and the resilience of the Myanmar people.”Mr. Ban added that he had heard many tragic stories. “At a refugee camp, villagers told me of the loss of their families, their loved ones, everything they owned. But I also saw homes – and lives – being rebuilt.”Saying he was encouraged by his meeting with Myanmar’s leadership, the Secretary-General said: “From all I have seen, the Government, with help from the international community, have put in place a functioning relief programme. But I told them that more needs to be done. Their efforts need to be reinforced, quickly, by international experts with tested experience in handling emergencies.”Tomorrow Mr. Ban is due to attend an inaugural relief flight from the new UN staging areas in Don Mueang, Thailand. On Sunday he will return to Myanmar’s largest city Yangon for a pledging conference to raise funds for the disaster. “Our goal will be to focus on the immediate relief efforts, and also to look at the recovery phase which will have to start in parallel,” he said. So far 45 countries and regional bodies have signed up to attend the conference and the World Bank will also be represented.UN agencies, including the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), have been mounting a major relief effort for victims of the severe storms, bringing in shelter, tents, food and medical supplies, though they say many people have still not been reached with aid.WFP has now distributed almost 2,500 tons of food to nearly 450,000 people and has secured the Government’s permission to purchase 20,000 tons of food, mainly rice, inside the country.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) says that 130 aid flights have arrived in Yangon so far, including 22 from the UN. OCHA is also trying to obtain more boats to reach many of the small islands scattered through the delta area.The World Health Organization (WHO) today issued a warning that monsoon rains in Myanmar were increasing the risks of an outbreak of disease. WHO says it is working with the Government to set up a surveillance system to monitor possible outbreaks.Meanwhile, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that hundreds of thousands of people in the remote areas of the Irrawaddy delta still do not have sufficient food to eat. read more

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23 May 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that Myanmar’s Senior General Than Shwe has agreed to allow international aid workers, regardless of their nationality, into the areas worst affected by Cyclone Nargis after the two men held talks today. Speaking to the press after the discussions, held in the country’s new capital Naypyidaw, Mr. Ban reported that he had held a “good meeting” with the Senior General.“He has taken quite a flexible position on an issue that, until now, has been an obstacle to organizing coordinated and fully effective international aid and assistance operations,” Mr. Ban said. “He has also agreed that [the] visa issue will be speeded up.”The Secretary-General said the Senior General had agreed that the main airport at Yangon, Myanmar’s most populous city, can be used as a logistics hub for international aid so that relief can be distributed more quickly to those in need. Aid can also be delivered to the country via civilian ships and small boats. Mr. Ban said this commitment by Myanmar was “quite a breakthrough” and that “substantive progress was made on all critical issues at hand regarding humanitarian assistance,” according to his spokesperson.“I hope all these agreements can produce results quickly. Implementation will be the key. Finally, we have agreed on the kind of effective coordination and consulting mechanisms we need,” he added. The Secretary-General arrived yesterday in Myanmar, where Cyclone Nargis has left up to 2.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The UN estimates that more than 100,000 people may have been killed since the storm struck on 2 May.Yesterday Mr. Ban toured some of the worst affected areas in the Irrawaddy delta and spoke with families who had been forced to leave their homes.“I am humbled – humbled by the scale of this natural disaster, the worst your country has ever experienced, and humbled by the courage and the resilience of the Myanmar people.”Mr. Ban added that he had heard many tragic stories. “At a refugee camp, villagers told me of the loss of their families, their loved ones, everything they owned. But I also saw homes – and lives – being rebuilt.”Saying he was encouraged by his meeting with Myanmar’s leadership, the Secretary-General said: “From all I have seen, the Government, with help from the international community, have put in place a functioning relief programme. But I told them that more needs to be done. Their efforts need to be reinforced, quickly, by international experts with tested experience in handling emergencies.”Tomorrow Mr. Ban is due to attend an inaugural relief flight from the new UN staging areas in Don Mueang, Thailand. On Sunday he will return to Myanmar’s largest city Yangon for a pledging conference to raise funds for the disaster. “Our goal will be to focus on the immediate relief efforts, and also to look at the recovery phase which will have to start in parallel,” he said. So far 45 countries and regional bodies have signed up to attend the conference and the World Bank will also be represented.UN agencies, including the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), have been mounting a major relief effort for victims of the severe storms, bringing in shelter, tents, food and medical supplies, though they say many people have still not been reached with aid.WFP has now distributed almost 2,500 tons of food to nearly 450,000 people and has secured the Government’s permission to purchase 20,000 tons of food, mainly rice, inside the country.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) says that 130 aid flights have arrived in Yangon so far, including 22 from the UN. OCHA is also trying to obtain more boats to reach many of the small islands scattered through the delta area.The World Health Organization (WHO) today issued a warning that monsoon rains in Myanmar were increasing the risks of an outbreak of disease. WHO says it is working with the Government to set up a surveillance system to monitor possible outbreaks.Meanwhile, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that hundreds of thousands of people in the remote areas of the Irrawaddy delta still do not have sufficient food to eat. read more

UN deplores latest deadly car bombing in Lebanon

11 September 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned last night’s car bombing in Lebanon that claimed the life of a senior politician and wounded six others, saying it highlights the need for political reconciliation in the Middle East country. “This violence only underscores how important it is for dialogue and reconciliation to move forward,” Mr. Ban told a press conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York today.“This is a very frustrating situation, that we see many such bombings and killings,” he added, urging restraint from all sides.Media reports say Saleh Aridi, who represented the Lebanese Democratic Party, was killed in an explosion shortly after he got into his car in his home village, southeast of the capital, Beirut.The apparent assassination occurred a day after Lebanese President Michel Suleiman announced that reconciliation talks between the country’s political parties would take place next week.“I am encouraged by President Suleiman’s efforts toward establishing an inclusive national dialogue, also including diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria,” Mr. Ban, whose spokesperson also issued a statement deploring the bombing, said today.Security Council members also deplored last night’s bombing, issuing a press statement in which they voiced deep sympathies to the Government and to the families of the victims.The 15-member body “underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act of terrorism to justice,” according to the statement, read out by Ambassador Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso, the current Council President.Stressing the importance of Lebanese unity, Council members also reiterated their full support for national efforts “to combat terrorism, solidify democratic institutions, engage in political dialogue and pursue national reconciliation.”Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro is currently in Lebanon to attend a meeting organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that is aimed at finding ways to better coordinate the work of UN agencies operating in the region.Ms. Migiro is also slated to visit senior Lebanese officials during her visit, including Mr. Suleiman, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri. read more

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11 September 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned last night’s car bombing in Lebanon that claimed the life of a senior politician and wounded six others, saying it highlights the need for political reconciliation in the Middle East country. “This violence only underscores how important it is for dialogue and reconciliation to move forward,” Mr. Ban told a press conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York today.“This is a very frustrating situation, that we see many such bombings and killings,” he added, urging restraint from all sides.Media reports say Saleh Aridi, who represented the Lebanese Democratic Party, was killed in an explosion shortly after he got into his car in his home village, southeast of the capital, Beirut.The apparent assassination occurred a day after Lebanese President Michel Suleiman announced that reconciliation talks between the country’s political parties would take place next week.“I am encouraged by President Suleiman’s efforts toward establishing an inclusive national dialogue, also including diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria,” Mr. Ban, whose spokesperson also issued a statement deploring the bombing, said today.Security Council members also deplored last night’s bombing, issuing a press statement in which they voiced deep sympathies to the Government and to the families of the victims.The 15-member body “underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act of terrorism to justice,” according to the statement, read out by Ambassador Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso, the current Council President.Stressing the importance of Lebanese unity, Council members also reiterated their full support for national efforts “to combat terrorism, solidify democratic institutions, engage in political dialogue and pursue national reconciliation.”Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro is currently in Lebanon to attend a meeting organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that is aimed at finding ways to better coordinate the work of UN agencies operating in the region.Ms. Migiro is also slated to visit senior Lebanese officials during her visit, including Mr. Suleiman, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri. read more

The Latest France to help Saudi investigate drone attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):10:40 a.m.France is sending experts to help investigate drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.French President Emmanuel Macron’s office announced the move in a statement Wednesday after the French leader spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The statement says the French experts are going at Saudi request to help “shed all light on the origin and methods” of the attacks.Macron denounced the attacks and stressed the importance of Saudi Arabia’s security.Macron’s office said Tuesday that France is continuing diplomatic efforts to reduce tensions around the Persian Gulf.Saturday’s attack targeted the world’s largest oil processing facility and a major oil field in Saudi Arabia. Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed the attack, though the U.S. and Saudi Arabia suspect Iran was behind the assault. Iran denies being involved.___8:30 a.m.Saudi Arabia says it is joining a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast’s waterways after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry.The state-run Saudi Press Agency carried a statement Wednesday morning quoting an unnamed official saying the kingdom had joined the International Maritime Security Construct.That’s a mission already joined by Australia, Bahrain and the United Kingdom.The U.S. formed the coalition after attacks on oil tankers that American officials blame on Iran, as well as Iran’s seizure of tankers in the region. Iran denies being behind the tanker explosions.The U.S. military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.On Saturday, an attack struck the world’s biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia.The Associated Press read more

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):10:40 a.m.France is sending experts to help investigate drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.French President Emmanuel Macron’s office announced the move in a statement Wednesday after the French leader spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The statement says the French experts are going at Saudi request to help “shed all light on the origin and methods” of the attacks.Macron denounced the attacks and stressed the importance of Saudi Arabia’s security.Macron’s office said Tuesday that France is continuing diplomatic efforts to reduce tensions around the Persian Gulf.Saturday’s attack targeted the world’s largest oil processing facility and a major oil field in Saudi Arabia. Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed the attack, though the U.S. and Saudi Arabia suspect Iran was behind the assault. Iran denies being involved.___8:30 a.m.Saudi Arabia says it is joining a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast’s waterways after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry.The state-run Saudi Press Agency carried a statement Wednesday morning quoting an unnamed official saying the kingdom had joined the International Maritime Security Construct.That’s a mission already joined by Australia, Bahrain and the United Kingdom.The U.S. formed the coalition after attacks on oil tankers that American officials blame on Iran, as well as Iran’s seizure of tankers in the region. Iran denies being behind the tanker explosions.The U.S. military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.On Saturday, an attack struck the world’s biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia.The Associated Press read more

Afghan poppy growing requires security law enforcement response – UN official

Antonio Maria Costa, Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, told a press conference in New York that opium cultivation was increasing in the southern provinces of Afghanistan, where the insurgency is intensifying. “What you evidently see there is tangible proof that insurgents are playing a role in forcing, coercing, advising, assisting, promoting farmers’ cultivation of opium.” The UN has been in discussion with the authorities in Afghanistan and other States the importance of improving security. “There is no rule of law in most of the southern parts of Afghanistan; the bullets rule,” he said, citing “a dramatic situation which needs to be confronted.” Action is also necessary to help the poor farmers of Afghanistan, he said. “We need to assist them. We need a greater amount of development assistance. So far, development has been not so generous; certainly not by any standards comparing what has happened to other post-conflict situation.” Mr. Costa also advocated conditioning aid on the behaviour of those receiving it. “Farmers have to be assisted under the condition that they abstain from cultivating opium,” he stressed. Efforts were also needed to prevent theft of aid money. “We are pleading with the Government to undertake stronger measures to reduce corruption, which is a major ingredient – a major lubricant – in the development of the opium industry.” Law enforcement was another crucial part of the solution, he said, noting that the UN had helped Afghanistan to help rehabilitate the court and prison systems. Mr. Costa also stressed the need to reduce consumption of opium. Countries must do more to cut addiction. “We know that when there is a major upsurge in the cultivation and in production, the consequences are greater purity of doses,” he said, warning that death rates were likely to rise. “We may face a situation of crisis… in Paris, London, Madrid, Moscow, Rome and so forth.” The area under opium cultivation in Afghanistan surged 59 per cent to 165,000 hectares in 2006, according to the 2006 UNODC Annual Opium Survey, released earlier this month. The opium harvest was an unprecedented 6,100 tons, an increase of 49 per cent from 2005, making Afghanistan virtually the sole supplier to the world. read more

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Antonio Maria Costa, Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, told a press conference in New York that opium cultivation was increasing in the southern provinces of Afghanistan, where the insurgency is intensifying. “What you evidently see there is tangible proof that insurgents are playing a role in forcing, coercing, advising, assisting, promoting farmers’ cultivation of opium.” The UN has been in discussion with the authorities in Afghanistan and other States the importance of improving security. “There is no rule of law in most of the southern parts of Afghanistan; the bullets rule,” he said, citing “a dramatic situation which needs to be confronted.” Action is also necessary to help the poor farmers of Afghanistan, he said. “We need to assist them. We need a greater amount of development assistance. So far, development has been not so generous; certainly not by any standards comparing what has happened to other post-conflict situation.” Mr. Costa also advocated conditioning aid on the behaviour of those receiving it. “Farmers have to be assisted under the condition that they abstain from cultivating opium,” he stressed. Efforts were also needed to prevent theft of aid money. “We are pleading with the Government to undertake stronger measures to reduce corruption, which is a major ingredient – a major lubricant – in the development of the opium industry.” Law enforcement was another crucial part of the solution, he said, noting that the UN had helped Afghanistan to help rehabilitate the court and prison systems. Mr. Costa also stressed the need to reduce consumption of opium. Countries must do more to cut addiction. “We know that when there is a major upsurge in the cultivation and in production, the consequences are greater purity of doses,” he said, warning that death rates were likely to rise. “We may face a situation of crisis… in Paris, London, Madrid, Moscow, Rome and so forth.” The area under opium cultivation in Afghanistan surged 59 per cent to 165,000 hectares in 2006, according to the 2006 UNODC Annual Opium Survey, released earlier this month. The opium harvest was an unprecedented 6,100 tons, an increase of 49 per cent from 2005, making Afghanistan virtually the sole supplier to the world. read more

US wholesale stockpiles grew 03 per cent in March smallest gain in

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US wholesale stockpiles grew 0.3 per cent in March, smallest gain in 4 months by News Staff Posted May 9, 2012 10:17 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles more slowly in March after seeing less growth in sales.The Commerce Department says wholesale stockpiles increased 0.3 per cent in March, just one-third of the 0.9 per cent rise in February. Sales in March were up 0.5 per cent, about half the 1.1 per cent sales gain in February.Weaker stockpile growth means businesses aren’t stepping up orders for goods. That typically means less growth in factory production and slower economic growth.While restocking has been growing more slowly this year, the steady gains have pushed wholesale stockpiles to $480.4 billion. That’s up 25.3 per cent from the low-point hit in September 2009. read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US wholesale stockpiles grew 0.3 per cent in March, smallest gain in 4 months by News Staff Posted May 9, 2012 10:17 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles more slowly in March after seeing less growth in sales.The Commerce Department says wholesale stockpiles increased 0.3 per cent in March, just one-third of the 0.9 per cent rise in February. Sales in March were up 0.5 per cent, about half the 1.1 per cent sales gain in February.Weaker stockpile growth means businesses aren’t stepping up orders for goods. That typically means less growth in factory production and slower economic growth.While restocking has been growing more slowly this year, the steady gains have pushed wholesale stockpiles to $480.4 billion. That’s up 25.3 per cent from the low-point hit in September 2009. read more

Strong second half lifts WVU over Rider 9278

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Lamont West scored 20 points to lead West Virginia over Rider 92-78 on Wednesday night.The Mountaineers (4-2) missed their first six shots, making just 7 of 31 shots in the first 13 minutes. But West and Esa Ahmad led West Virginia on a 22-8 run to close the half for a 43-36 lead. The Mountaineers finished the first half shooting 33 per cent, their second worst half of the season.WVU opened the second half on a 13-2 run and the Broncs (2-2) were not able to cut it to single digits after that.Ahmad added 16 points, James “Beetle” Bolden scored 12 and Emmit Matthews Jr had a career-high 11 for WVU. Chase Harler scored a season-high 11 points. Logan Routt led the team in rebounds with eight and Wesley Harris had seven.Frederick Scott led Rider with 17 points. Dimencio Vaughn had 11 points, eight rebounds, four steals, three assists and a block.BIG PICTURERider was troubled by fouls, amassing 22 with 16 coming in the second half.West Virginia has struggled with shooting early over the last couple of games, and it won’t be as easy to rally late against teams like Florida and Pittsburgh next week.UP NEXTRider has 10 days off before playing Hofstra.West Virginia concludes its three-game homestand against Youngstown State on Saturday.John Lowe, The Associated Press read more

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Lamont West scored 20 points to lead West Virginia over Rider 92-78 on Wednesday night.The Mountaineers (4-2) missed their first six shots, making just 7 of 31 shots in the first 13 minutes. But West and Esa Ahmad led West Virginia on a 22-8 run to close the half for a 43-36 lead. The Mountaineers finished the first half shooting 33 per cent, their second worst half of the season.WVU opened the second half on a 13-2 run and the Broncs (2-2) were not able to cut it to single digits after that.Ahmad added 16 points, James “Beetle” Bolden scored 12 and Emmit Matthews Jr had a career-high 11 for WVU. Chase Harler scored a season-high 11 points. Logan Routt led the team in rebounds with eight and Wesley Harris had seven.Frederick Scott led Rider with 17 points. Dimencio Vaughn had 11 points, eight rebounds, four steals, three assists and a block.BIG PICTURERider was troubled by fouls, amassing 22 with 16 coming in the second half.West Virginia has struggled with shooting early over the last couple of games, and it won’t be as easy to rally late against teams like Florida and Pittsburgh next week.UP NEXTRider has 10 days off before playing Hofstra.West Virginia concludes its three-game homestand against Youngstown State on Saturday.John Lowe, The Associated Press read more

Jabra Stone Gets an Upgrade

first_imgThe Jabra Stone, one of the few elegant and attractive Bluetooth headsets on the market, has just been upgraded to version 2. The Stone2 improves on the original with hands-free features like the ability to call by voice, to answer by saying “answer,” and to reject a call by saying “ignore.”The Stone2 will even talk back to you. Users will hear the name of incoming callers through the headset, read exactly as the name is programmed into their phone. If the caller’s number isn’t saved, the headset will read out the phone number. The Stone2 also gives audio alerts when it’s paired with a device or when the battery is low. It even talks users through the setup process. You can pick one up at AT&T stores starting November 21 for $129. AdChoices广告last_img read more

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first_imgThe Jabra Stone, one of the few elegant and attractive Bluetooth headsets on the market, has just been upgraded to version 2. The Stone2 improves on the original with hands-free features like the ability to call by voice, to answer by saying “answer,” and to reject a call by saying “ignore.”The Stone2 will even talk back to you. Users will hear the name of incoming callers through the headset, read exactly as the name is programmed into their phone. If the caller’s number isn’t saved, the headset will read out the phone number. The Stone2 also gives audio alerts when it’s paired with a device or when the battery is low. It even talks users through the setup process. You can pick one up at AT&T stores starting November 21 for $129. AdChoices广告last_img read more

Greek RSL on ANZAC Day

first_imgThe Hellenic RSL Sub-Branch, as with other years, will march on ANZAC day, Saturday 25 April. The ANZAC day march will start at 9.00 am from Swanston St along St Kilda Rd to the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. The Hellenic RSL will begin marching at 12.15 pm from the corner of Russell and Flinders St, and we would like all our members, and generally any Greek persons to join us in the march. The ANZAC day march will end at approximately 1.00 pm. All Hellenic RSL Members are welcome to attend light refreshments (mezedakia) at our Club rooms afterwards.The word ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) started in Gallipoli in 1915, with the two countries under the Commonwealth “British Imperial Force” who fought together  against the enemy at the time – Turkey. Since 1916 when the first ANZAC day march in Australia started, it has become the most important National day in Australia and New Zealand.The ANZACS also fought together in the Second World War, in the Greek Campaign from 1940-41 and in the Battle of Crete. In the Korean War under the United Nations, the ANZACS were together, as well as during the war in Vietnam.ANZAC day, also reminds us of the courage of our troops, the loyalty, commitment, sacrifice, inspiration, humour, and the bond that lasts forever. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Hellenic RSL Sub-Branch, as with other years, will march on ANZAC day, Saturday 25 April. The ANZAC day march will start at 9.00 am from Swanston St along St Kilda Rd to the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. The Hellenic RSL will begin marching at 12.15 pm from the corner of Russell and Flinders St, and we would like all our members, and generally any Greek persons to join us in the march. The ANZAC day march will end at approximately 1.00 pm. All Hellenic RSL Members are welcome to attend light refreshments (mezedakia) at our Club rooms afterwards.The word ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) started in Gallipoli in 1915, with the two countries under the Commonwealth “British Imperial Force” who fought together  against the enemy at the time – Turkey. Since 1916 when the first ANZAC day march in Australia started, it has become the most important National day in Australia and New Zealand.The ANZACS also fought together in the Second World War, in the Greek Campaign from 1940-41 and in the Battle of Crete. In the Korean War under the United Nations, the ANZACS were together, as well as during the war in Vietnam.ANZAC day, also reminds us of the courage of our troops, the loyalty, commitment, sacrifice, inspiration, humour, and the bond that lasts forever. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

PM puts his foot down

first_imgPrime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday sought to take a firm line vis-a-vis his coalition partners, who continue to harbor doubts about the content of an 11.5-billion-euro austerity package currently being drafted and about the government’s stance toward the country’s foreign creditors.Samaras reportedly rejected a demand by socialist PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos for party leaders to discuss the package ahead of the scheduled arrival in Athens on Friday of envoys representing Greece’s troika of foreign lenders, the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. Venizelos is said to have pushed for the meeting as soon as possible “in view of the ever-thickening developments” ahead of the trioika’s visit. Sources told Kathimerini that Venizelos was annoyed that he and Fotis Kouvelis of the Democratic Left, the third party in the coalition, had not been debriefed by Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras on the latter’s talks with his German counterpart in Berlin on Tuesday.Venizelos and Kouvelis are said to be pressing for alternatives to some onerous proposals for the 11.5-billion-euro package.Meanwhile Finance Ministry sources said government officials would only be discussing with the troika their obligations as set out in Greece’s loan agreement, suggesting that reports about a request by foreign lenders for Greece to introduce a six-day working week and other labor reforms were not on the table.Sources close to Samaras suggested that the coalition partners wanted to distance themselves from unpopular decisions. They added there would be no reason for a meeting between party leaders about the measures until these are endorsed by troika chiefs whom Stounaras is to meet on Sunday before Samaras receives them on Monday. The PM is to travel to Frankfurt on Tuesday for talks with ECB President Mario Draghi, meaning that the leaders’ meeting might not be held until the middle of next week.In other European capitals, there were conflicting messages on Greece. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble expressed his conviction that Greece would remain in the eurozone, while Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country would not contribute any further loans to Greece. But in Brussels, an EC spokesman said Greece had made “great progress over the past two years despite great challenges and difficulties.”Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgPrime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday sought to take a firm line vis-a-vis his coalition partners, who continue to harbor doubts about the content of an 11.5-billion-euro austerity package currently being drafted and about the government’s stance toward the country’s foreign creditors.Samaras reportedly rejected a demand by socialist PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos for party leaders to discuss the package ahead of the scheduled arrival in Athens on Friday of envoys representing Greece’s troika of foreign lenders, the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. Venizelos is said to have pushed for the meeting as soon as possible “in view of the ever-thickening developments” ahead of the trioika’s visit. Sources told Kathimerini that Venizelos was annoyed that he and Fotis Kouvelis of the Democratic Left, the third party in the coalition, had not been debriefed by Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras on the latter’s talks with his German counterpart in Berlin on Tuesday.Venizelos and Kouvelis are said to be pressing for alternatives to some onerous proposals for the 11.5-billion-euro package.Meanwhile Finance Ministry sources said government officials would only be discussing with the troika their obligations as set out in Greece’s loan agreement, suggesting that reports about a request by foreign lenders for Greece to introduce a six-day working week and other labor reforms were not on the table.Sources close to Samaras suggested that the coalition partners wanted to distance themselves from unpopular decisions. They added there would be no reason for a meeting between party leaders about the measures until these are endorsed by troika chiefs whom Stounaras is to meet on Sunday before Samaras receives them on Monday. The PM is to travel to Frankfurt on Tuesday for talks with ECB President Mario Draghi, meaning that the leaders’ meeting might not be held until the middle of next week.In other European capitals, there were conflicting messages on Greece. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble expressed his conviction that Greece would remain in the eurozone, while Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country would not contribute any further loans to Greece. But in Brussels, an EC spokesman said Greece had made “great progress over the past two years despite great challenges and difficulties.”Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Une nouvelle marée noire frappe les EtatsUnis

first_imgUne nouvelle marée noire frappe les Etats-UnisÉtats-Unis – Trois mois après l’explosion suivie du naufrage de la plateforme Deepwater Horizon, la rupture d’un oléoduc dans le Michigan a provoqué la fuite de près de 4 millions de litres de pétrole dans la rivière Kalamazoo.Une nouvelle marée noire frappe les États-Unis, menaçant cette fois la région des Grands Lacs. D’après les autorités américaines, quelque 4 millions de litres de pétrole se sont répandus dans la rivière Kalamazoo.À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plageComme l’a expliqué l’Agence de protection de l’environnement (EPA), la fuite a été provoquée lundi, après qu’un oléoduc de 76 centimètres de diamètre appartenant à l’entreprise canadienne Enbridge Inc s’est brisé au niveau de Marshall. Le brut s’est alors déversé dans le ruisseau Talmadge, avant d’atteindre la rivière Kalamazoo, polluée sur près de 50 kilomètres de long.Alors qu’une enquête est en cours pour déterminer l’origine de cet accident, Enbridge assure que l’oléoduc a été clos et les valves d’isolation fermées pour stopper le flot de pétrole. “Nous nous engageons à nettoyer minutieusement le site aussi vite que possible”, a déclaré la société. Cette marée noire “importante peut potentiellement dégrader une voie d’eau essentielle et menacer la santé publique”, a déploré Lisa Jackson, directrice de l’EPA qui a indiqué gérer tous les aspects du nettoyage de la pollution. Des employés de l’agence ont ainsi été mobilisés pour s’assurer du nettoyage de la rivière. L’EPA a par ailleurs demandé aux gardes-côtes américains une avance de 2 millions de dollars pour mettre en place les opérations de nettoyage. Une somme qui devra être remboursée par la compagnie pétrolière canadienne.Le 30 juillet 2010 à 16:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgUne nouvelle marée noire frappe les Etats-UnisÉtats-Unis – Trois mois après l’explosion suivie du naufrage de la plateforme Deepwater Horizon, la rupture d’un oléoduc dans le Michigan a provoqué la fuite de près de 4 millions de litres de pétrole dans la rivière Kalamazoo.Une nouvelle marée noire frappe les États-Unis, menaçant cette fois la région des Grands Lacs. D’après les autorités américaines, quelque 4 millions de litres de pétrole se sont répandus dans la rivière Kalamazoo.À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plageComme l’a expliqué l’Agence de protection de l’environnement (EPA), la fuite a été provoquée lundi, après qu’un oléoduc de 76 centimètres de diamètre appartenant à l’entreprise canadienne Enbridge Inc s’est brisé au niveau de Marshall. Le brut s’est alors déversé dans le ruisseau Talmadge, avant d’atteindre la rivière Kalamazoo, polluée sur près de 50 kilomètres de long.Alors qu’une enquête est en cours pour déterminer l’origine de cet accident, Enbridge assure que l’oléoduc a été clos et les valves d’isolation fermées pour stopper le flot de pétrole. “Nous nous engageons à nettoyer minutieusement le site aussi vite que possible”, a déclaré la société. Cette marée noire “importante peut potentiellement dégrader une voie d’eau essentielle et menacer la santé publique”, a déploré Lisa Jackson, directrice de l’EPA qui a indiqué gérer tous les aspects du nettoyage de la pollution. Des employés de l’agence ont ainsi été mobilisés pour s’assurer du nettoyage de la rivière. L’EPA a par ailleurs demandé aux gardes-côtes américains une avance de 2 millions de dollars pour mettre en place les opérations de nettoyage. Une somme qui devra être remboursée par la compagnie pétrolière canadienne.Le 30 juillet 2010 à 16:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WWE expected to introduce new Legacy Award featuring legends of wrestling during

first_img Seth Rollins Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo 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 Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Google+ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Facebook Twitter Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 3/22 and 3/23 Impact TV taping results from Windsor, Ontario, Canada Now Playing Up Next A new photo was posted on Wednesday on Twitter from a fan in Dallas for WrestleMania 32 that shows WWE will be introducing a Legacy Award at this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday honoring legends of wrestling prior to wrestling hitting national TV or pre-1950. Featured on the shirt includes Ed “Strangler” Lewis, Mildred Burke, Lou Thesz, George Hackenschmidt, Frank Gotch, Pat O’Connor and “Sailor” Art Thomas.You can view the photo of the t-shirt below courtesy of @HomerunGrandma on Twitter.Wwe hall of fame class pic.twitter.com/OnLOs6j9gi— DadsSinginLinkinPark (@HomerunGrandma) March 30, 2016 Cesaro Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Kurt Angle Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Insight Editions announces “WWE: The Official Cookbook” set for release on March 19 PHOTO: First look at the entrance set-up for ALL IN live tonight from Chicagolast_img read more

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first_img Seth Rollins Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo 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 Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Google+ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Facebook Twitter Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 3/22 and 3/23 Impact TV taping results from Windsor, Ontario, Canada Now Playing Up Next A new photo was posted on Wednesday on Twitter from a fan in Dallas for WrestleMania 32 that shows WWE will be introducing a Legacy Award at this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday honoring legends of wrestling prior to wrestling hitting national TV or pre-1950. Featured on the shirt includes Ed “Strangler” Lewis, Mildred Burke, Lou Thesz, George Hackenschmidt, Frank Gotch, Pat O’Connor and “Sailor” Art Thomas.You can view the photo of the t-shirt below courtesy of @HomerunGrandma on Twitter.Wwe hall of fame class pic.twitter.com/OnLOs6j9gi— DadsSinginLinkinPark (@HomerunGrandma) March 30, 2016 Cesaro Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Kurt Angle Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Insight Editions announces “WWE: The Official Cookbook” set for release on March 19 PHOTO: First look at the entrance set-up for ALL IN live tonight from Chicagolast_img read more

Scheduled NXT events in Canada canceled ESPN reporter apologizes American Alpha interview

first_img WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes Mat Thompson Give me a break, he had to apologize for saying something was fake that everyone already knows is fake. ESPN is supposed to cover legitimate sports, associating with wrestling just seems odd, now they have to pretend its real, ESPN isn’t allowed to break kayfabe either? That just makes them look unprofessional… September 3, 2016 at 2:11 pm WhatsApp Scheduled NXT events in Canada canceledTo follow up on our earlier report regarding WWE announcing a new NXT TakeOver special for November 19 in Toronto the night before Survivor Series, the originally scheduled NXT live events in Toronto on September 22, St. Catharines on September 23 and Kitchener on September 24 have now been canceled according to WWE.ESPN reporter apologizesAmin Elhassan, a reporter for ESPN, issued the following tweet on Friday afternoon apologizing to new WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and his family after a joke he made in “poor taste” was tweeted out earlier this week. Elhassan had responded to a video of Owens’ son being happy about his father winning the title on Monday night. You can view his apology and original tweet below.I tweeted a joke about wrestling earlier this week and it was in poor taste. I sincerely apologize to kevin owens and his family.— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) September 2, 2016 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Seth Rollins Facebook Twitter Kurt Angle Because, as another person stated here, Owens’ son is autistic and it was a dick move to keep making fun on the kid after he posted it. September 3, 2016 at 8:54 am Now Playing Up Next Pinterest American Alpha interviewMichael Cole has a new interview up with American Alpha talking about the Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament and the tag team vision on Smackdown Live. Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Brad Bonesteel Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:12Loaded: 100.00%0:13Remaining Time -0:18 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 SPOILERS: 7/20 Impact TV tapings in Windsor to air on Pursuit and Twitch Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next People we’re getting fired up because KO’s son is Autistic and he defended the tweet for days, making fun of everyone who commented and I guess (didn’t see it) one of his tweets said he was making fun of the child and not wrestling be scripted! Is WWE Losing Its Audience? 6 COMMENTS Cesaro September 3, 2016 at 1:31 am TheCyberZon 2/8 WWE Live Results: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Strowman vs. Corbin, EC3 in action) What’s most amusing about this is that right when it happened, Michelle Beadle (a longtime wrestling fanatic) warned him that he just kicked the hornet’s nest and was in for some trouble. And he proceeded to go on with his defense of the comment. September 3, 2016 at 1:31 pm Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR sharky316 Until someone told him it was scripted. https://t.co/Mzfwfj8AZ3— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) August 31, 2016 WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT September 3, 2016 at 10:54 am WWE Now: IIconics overcome their fears with Cathy Kelley on EdgeWalk of CN Tower Tre Zen Google+ We all know the intent behind his tweet, but that doesn’t excuse using an autistic childs pure joy at their dads success to do it, the ends don’t justify the means and the road to hell is paved with good intentions. You bastard, Elhassan! IT WAS REAL TO HIM DAMN IT!!!! Why don’t you tweet there’s no Santa Claus either, you jerk! >:O September 3, 2016 at 11:20 am Colby Comments are closed.last_img read more

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first_img WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes Mat Thompson Give me a break, he had to apologize for saying something was fake that everyone already knows is fake. ESPN is supposed to cover legitimate sports, associating with wrestling just seems odd, now they have to pretend its real, ESPN isn’t allowed to break kayfabe either? That just makes them look unprofessional… September 3, 2016 at 2:11 pm WhatsApp Scheduled NXT events in Canada canceledTo follow up on our earlier report regarding WWE announcing a new NXT TakeOver special for November 19 in Toronto the night before Survivor Series, the originally scheduled NXT live events in Toronto on September 22, St. Catharines on September 23 and Kitchener on September 24 have now been canceled according to WWE.ESPN reporter apologizesAmin Elhassan, a reporter for ESPN, issued the following tweet on Friday afternoon apologizing to new WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and his family after a joke he made in “poor taste” was tweeted out earlier this week. Elhassan had responded to a video of Owens’ son being happy about his father winning the title on Monday night. You can view his apology and original tweet below.I tweeted a joke about wrestling earlier this week and it was in poor taste. I sincerely apologize to kevin owens and his family.— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) September 2, 2016 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Seth Rollins Facebook Twitter Kurt Angle Because, as another person stated here, Owens’ son is autistic and it was a dick move to keep making fun on the kid after he posted it. September 3, 2016 at 8:54 am Now Playing Up Next Pinterest American Alpha interviewMichael Cole has a new interview up with American Alpha talking about the Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament and the tag team vision on Smackdown Live. Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Brad Bonesteel Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:12Loaded: 100.00%0:13Remaining Time -0:18 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 SPOILERS: 7/20 Impact TV tapings in Windsor to air on Pursuit and Twitch Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next People we’re getting fired up because KO’s son is Autistic and he defended the tweet for days, making fun of everyone who commented and I guess (didn’t see it) one of his tweets said he was making fun of the child and not wrestling be scripted! Is WWE Losing Its Audience? 6 COMMENTS Cesaro September 3, 2016 at 1:31 am TheCyberZon 2/8 WWE Live Results: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Strowman vs. Corbin, EC3 in action) What’s most amusing about this is that right when it happened, Michelle Beadle (a longtime wrestling fanatic) warned him that he just kicked the hornet’s nest and was in for some trouble. And he proceeded to go on with his defense of the comment. September 3, 2016 at 1:31 pm Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR sharky316 Until someone told him it was scripted. https://t.co/Mzfwfj8AZ3— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) August 31, 2016 WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT September 3, 2016 at 10:54 am WWE Now: IIconics overcome their fears with Cathy Kelley on EdgeWalk of CN Tower Tre Zen Google+ We all know the intent behind his tweet, but that doesn’t excuse using an autistic childs pure joy at their dads success to do it, the ends don’t justify the means and the road to hell is paved with good intentions. You bastard, Elhassan! IT WAS REAL TO HIM DAMN IT!!!! Why don’t you tweet there’s no Santa Claus either, you jerk! >:O September 3, 2016 at 11:20 am Colby Comments are closed.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday December 6 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, December 6, 2018:#1) Santa’s Workshop At Town HallThe Wilmington Recreation Department is hosting the 47th Annual Santa’s Workshop from 6pm to 7:30pm at Wilmington Town Hall (Room 9). Santa and his elves will be on hand to receive wish lists and pose for a quick photo with Wilmington boys and girls.  Don’t forget your camera to capture this special moment!#2) Gingerbread House Decorating At Senior CenterThe Wilmington Senior Center and Wilmington High School Medical Careers Group is holding a Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop from 1pm to 2:30pm. Decorate Gingerbread Houses, enjoy some laughs and good cheer! Call the Senior Center at 978-657-7595 to register.#3) Gingerbread House Decorating At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Take a trip down memory lane and indulge your sweet tooth as you design and build your very own gingerbread abode. Enjoy the endless decorating options, from frosted candy shingles, to gummy windowpanes and pretzel picket fences; you will love turning your Gingerbread House into an edible work-of-art. With holiday tunes playing and hot cocoa flowing, spread the holiday spirit and invite friends to join you for this special event. Supplies cost $5. For ages 16 and up. Register at the library’s Front Desk.#4) Lego BuildingThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting Lego Building from 3:45pm to 4:56pm. Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+. No registration required.#5) Wilmington Recreation Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Room 8. The Commission will discuss the new Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Santa’s Workshop, FY2020 Budget & Winter 2019 newsletter. Read the full agenda HERE. The meeting is open to the public.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, September 6In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, December 6, 2018:#1) Santa’s Workshop At Town HallThe Wilmington Recreation Department is hosting the 47th Annual Santa’s Workshop from 6pm to 7:30pm at Wilmington Town Hall (Room 9). Santa and his elves will be on hand to receive wish lists and pose for a quick photo with Wilmington boys and girls.  Don’t forget your camera to capture this special moment!#2) Gingerbread House Decorating At Senior CenterThe Wilmington Senior Center and Wilmington High School Medical Careers Group is holding a Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop from 1pm to 2:30pm. Decorate Gingerbread Houses, enjoy some laughs and good cheer! Call the Senior Center at 978-657-7595 to register.#3) Gingerbread House Decorating At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Take a trip down memory lane and indulge your sweet tooth as you design and build your very own gingerbread abode. Enjoy the endless decorating options, from frosted candy shingles, to gummy windowpanes and pretzel picket fences; you will love turning your Gingerbread House into an edible work-of-art. With holiday tunes playing and hot cocoa flowing, spread the holiday spirit and invite friends to join you for this special event. Supplies cost $5. For ages 16 and up. Register at the library’s Front Desk.#4) Lego BuildingThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting Lego Building from 3:45pm to 4:56pm. Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+. No registration required.#5) Wilmington Recreation Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Room 8. The Commission will discuss the new Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Santa’s Workshop, FY2020 Budget & Winter 2019 newsletter. Read the full agenda HERE. The meeting is open to the public.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, September 6In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Kalank trailer launch Were things awkward between Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt

first_imgThe trailer of Karan Johar’s biggest project of the year – Kalank – was released recently. The entire star cast of the film, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur, were present at the trailer launch event. While we were totally floored by the trailer of the film which soon started trending on social media and also gave way to many memes, what was more interesting to see was the camaraderie between the starcast.From what we observed, Alia, Varun, Aditya and Sonakshi engaged in a playful banter throughout the event pulling each other’s legs. All these young guns were not only seen giving respect to Madhuri and Sanjay Dutt, they even came to their rescue when journalists posed some twisted, tough questions at the two veterans.However, what was most interesting to see was Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt’s mutual respect and admiration for each other’s works in the film and even otherwise. Though initially, it appeared that Madhuri was consciously trying not to make any conversation with Dutt and wasn’t even looking at him directly, things seemed to ease out in a bit once the questions started flowing in.In an interview with Rajeev Masand, Sanjay Dutt revealed that it was wonderful for him to work with Madhuri Dixit after so many years. He also added that he has immense respect for Madhuri and her acting talent, and Madhuri seemed to have evolved even more as an actor par excellence. Not just this, on being prodded about what were the things the two of them used to talk about on the sets, Dutt revealed that their conversations revolved mostly around films and family. He added that they used to talk a lot about their kids and their education.Kalank is all set to release on April 17.last_img read more

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first_imgThe trailer of Karan Johar’s biggest project of the year – Kalank – was released recently. The entire star cast of the film, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur, were present at the trailer launch event. While we were totally floored by the trailer of the film which soon started trending on social media and also gave way to many memes, what was more interesting to see was the camaraderie between the starcast.From what we observed, Alia, Varun, Aditya and Sonakshi engaged in a playful banter throughout the event pulling each other’s legs. All these young guns were not only seen giving respect to Madhuri and Sanjay Dutt, they even came to their rescue when journalists posed some twisted, tough questions at the two veterans.However, what was most interesting to see was Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt’s mutual respect and admiration for each other’s works in the film and even otherwise. Though initially, it appeared that Madhuri was consciously trying not to make any conversation with Dutt and wasn’t even looking at him directly, things seemed to ease out in a bit once the questions started flowing in.In an interview with Rajeev Masand, Sanjay Dutt revealed that it was wonderful for him to work with Madhuri Dixit after so many years. He also added that he has immense respect for Madhuri and her acting talent, and Madhuri seemed to have evolved even more as an actor par excellence. Not just this, on being prodded about what were the things the two of them used to talk about on the sets, Dutt revealed that their conversations revolved mostly around films and family. He added that they used to talk a lot about their kids and their education.Kalank is all set to release on April 17.last_img read more

Kokos wife meets Khaleda at BSMMU

first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia was taken to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University for a medical check-up on Saturday.Sharmila Rahman Shithi, wife of her late son Arafat Rahman Koko, along with her two daughters met BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for a while on Saturday at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), reports UNB.Right after completion of her tests at Radiology and Imaging department of the BSMMU, Shithi and her two daughters — Zafiya Rahman and Zahiya Rahman — met Khaleda.They got the chance just to exchange greetings with her, a high official of the BSMMU told UNB preferring anonymity.Khaleda’s lawyer and BNP joint secretary general Mahbub Uddin Khokon said he arranged the brief meeting in consultation with the jail authorities.He said the BNP chief had a very brief conversation with her daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.Earlier, police restricted Shithi when she along with her two daughters tried to enter the cabin block around 12:00 noon.Then she waited on the hospital premises in their car for some time while the leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal surrounded the vehicle and chanted anti-government slogans.Later, police dispersed the BNP activists and arrested four to five people them.At one stage, Khaleda’s lawyer Khokon and Sanaullah Miah talked to Shithi and took them to a BSMMU room.Police also barred Afroza Abbas, president of Mahila Dal and wife of BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas from visiting Khaleda.The BNP chairperson was taken back to Dhaka central jail from BSMMU after her medical check-up and tests.Khaleda Zia fell sick in the jail on 29 March and postponed a scheduled meeting with its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.On 1 April, the government formed a medical team with four professors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital to examine her health condition and ensure her treatment in the jail.On 8 February last, a special court in Dhaka sentenced Khaleda to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.last_img read more

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first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia was taken to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University for a medical check-up on Saturday.Sharmila Rahman Shithi, wife of her late son Arafat Rahman Koko, along with her two daughters met BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for a while on Saturday at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), reports UNB.Right after completion of her tests at Radiology and Imaging department of the BSMMU, Shithi and her two daughters — Zafiya Rahman and Zahiya Rahman — met Khaleda.They got the chance just to exchange greetings with her, a high official of the BSMMU told UNB preferring anonymity.Khaleda’s lawyer and BNP joint secretary general Mahbub Uddin Khokon said he arranged the brief meeting in consultation with the jail authorities.He said the BNP chief had a very brief conversation with her daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.Earlier, police restricted Shithi when she along with her two daughters tried to enter the cabin block around 12:00 noon.Then she waited on the hospital premises in their car for some time while the leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal surrounded the vehicle and chanted anti-government slogans.Later, police dispersed the BNP activists and arrested four to five people them.At one stage, Khaleda’s lawyer Khokon and Sanaullah Miah talked to Shithi and took them to a BSMMU room.Police also barred Afroza Abbas, president of Mahila Dal and wife of BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas from visiting Khaleda.The BNP chairperson was taken back to Dhaka central jail from BSMMU after her medical check-up and tests.Khaleda Zia fell sick in the jail on 29 March and postponed a scheduled meeting with its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.On 1 April, the government formed a medical team with four professors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital to examine her health condition and ensure her treatment in the jail.On 8 February last, a special court in Dhaka sentenced Khaleda to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.last_img read more

Quader calls Tarique mastermind of grenade attack Fakhrul dismisses charges

first_imgObaidul Quader and Mirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirA day before a Dhaka court is expected to deliver judgement on a 2004 attack on an opposition rally, top leaders of ruling Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday engaged in war of words over the incident.AL general secretary Obaidul Quader accused BNP acting chairman Tareque Rahman of masterminding the attack at Bangabandhu Avenue on 21 August 2004 that claimed 24 lives.However, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of the BNP, which was then in power, rejected outright the charges, terming Tareque completely innocent.Quader, speaking at a programme in Manik Mia Avenue, alleged, “Everybody knows Tareque and Hawa Bhaban (a BNP office widely considered alaternative power house) is the mastermind of the attack. So there is nothing to hide.”The AL leader then said, “We don’t want to comment before the verdict is given. And we expect justice from the court.”In a rebuttal of the AL’s accusation, the BNP’s Mirza Fakhrul alleged that names of Tareque and other BNP leaders were included into the lawsuit, out of “political vengeance” of the AL.“We can swear that none of the BNP leaders, be it Tareque, Abdus Salam Pintu or any else, was involved in the attack,” Fakhrul told a programme at Dhaka Reporters Unity auditorium.Because, he argued, there must be certain motive behind any killing. “Who is the beficiary of the incident? It’s rather Awami League [which benefitted from it politically]. They are trying to use the issue to destroy the BNP,” the BNP leader added.A speedy trial tribunal is set to deliver its verdict on Wednesday in two cases relating to the 21 August grenade attack on an Awami League rally in 2004. Twenty four leaders and activists, including the AL’s women affairs secretary and late president Zillur Rahman’s wife Ivy Rahman, were killed and 300 others injured.Referring to the delay in disposal of the cases, Fakhrul said Tareque’s name was not in the charge-sheet submitted during the govenment that installed through the changeover on 11 January 2007. The AL which replaced that regime, later incorporated names of the BNP leaders.Terming acts of the AL regime as ‘fascist’, Fakhrul asked the partymen to take to the street to oust it.“No one will remove this government and bring you to power; Only the people can do it. Our duty is to wage a mass movement taking the comoners with us,” said Fakhrul.The programme Fakhrul addressed was chaired by the BNP chairperson’s advisor Aman Ullah Aman. It was also addressed by BNP vice chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu, advisor Habibur Rahman Habib, joint secretary general Khairul Kabir Khokon, organising secretary Fazlul Haque Milan and publicity secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie.About possible repercussion to Wednesday’s verdict, the AL’s Quader said the law enforcers are prepared to take stern action if the BNP activists try to create any anarchy.The AL leader said, “The BNP is trying to create massive violence in the name of movement. But they would not be able to repeat their activities of 2014. The people will thwart any such attempt of the BNP.”last_img read more

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first_imgObaidul Quader and Mirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirA day before a Dhaka court is expected to deliver judgement on a 2004 attack on an opposition rally, top leaders of ruling Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday engaged in war of words over the incident.AL general secretary Obaidul Quader accused BNP acting chairman Tareque Rahman of masterminding the attack at Bangabandhu Avenue on 21 August 2004 that claimed 24 lives.However, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of the BNP, which was then in power, rejected outright the charges, terming Tareque completely innocent.Quader, speaking at a programme in Manik Mia Avenue, alleged, “Everybody knows Tareque and Hawa Bhaban (a BNP office widely considered alaternative power house) is the mastermind of the attack. So there is nothing to hide.”The AL leader then said, “We don’t want to comment before the verdict is given. And we expect justice from the court.”In a rebuttal of the AL’s accusation, the BNP’s Mirza Fakhrul alleged that names of Tareque and other BNP leaders were included into the lawsuit, out of “political vengeance” of the AL.“We can swear that none of the BNP leaders, be it Tareque, Abdus Salam Pintu or any else, was involved in the attack,” Fakhrul told a programme at Dhaka Reporters Unity auditorium.Because, he argued, there must be certain motive behind any killing. “Who is the beficiary of the incident? It’s rather Awami League [which benefitted from it politically]. They are trying to use the issue to destroy the BNP,” the BNP leader added.A speedy trial tribunal is set to deliver its verdict on Wednesday in two cases relating to the 21 August grenade attack on an Awami League rally in 2004. Twenty four leaders and activists, including the AL’s women affairs secretary and late president Zillur Rahman’s wife Ivy Rahman, were killed and 300 others injured.Referring to the delay in disposal of the cases, Fakhrul said Tareque’s name was not in the charge-sheet submitted during the govenment that installed through the changeover on 11 January 2007. The AL which replaced that regime, later incorporated names of the BNP leaders.Terming acts of the AL regime as ‘fascist’, Fakhrul asked the partymen to take to the street to oust it.“No one will remove this government and bring you to power; Only the people can do it. Our duty is to wage a mass movement taking the comoners with us,” said Fakhrul.The programme Fakhrul addressed was chaired by the BNP chairperson’s advisor Aman Ullah Aman. It was also addressed by BNP vice chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu, advisor Habibur Rahman Habib, joint secretary general Khairul Kabir Khokon, organising secretary Fazlul Haque Milan and publicity secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie.About possible repercussion to Wednesday’s verdict, the AL’s Quader said the law enforcers are prepared to take stern action if the BNP activists try to create any anarchy.The AL leader said, “The BNP is trying to create massive violence in the name of movement. But they would not be able to repeat their activities of 2014. The people will thwart any such attempt of the BNP.”last_img read more

BNP submits audit report to EC showing Tk 60m

first_imgLogo of BNPBNP on Tuesday submitted its annual financial statement to the election commission (EC) for the 2018 calendar year, showing a fund of Tk 6 1,327, 237 in reserve, reports UNB.A BNP delegation, led by its joint secretary general Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, handed over the financial report to election commission secretary Md Alamgir at Nirbachon Bhaban in the city.The other members of the BNP delegation are party organising secretary Abdus Salam Azad and assistant office secretary Monir Hossain.According to the report, BNP earned Tk 9 8,6 56,380 while spent Tk 37,329,143 in 2018.The party’s deposit marked a slight rise than last year’s as it stood Tk 61,3 27,237 from Tk 52,6 52,948 in 2017.In 2017 calendar year, the party showed Tk 4 1,941,954 as expenditure against its income of Tk 94,624,902.Talking to reporters, Alal said the major sources of their party’s income are party members’ subscriptions, donations and nomination paper sale. “We’ve collected most of our revenue from selling party nomination papers during elections.”He said the salaries and festival bonus of employees of their office, political programmes, iftar parties, poster printing, and distribution of relief materials and financial assistance to repressed party leaders and activists were the main heads of expenditures.As per the law, each registered political party is obliged to submit its financial statement of the previous calendar year by each 31 July.last_img read more

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first_imgLogo of BNPBNP on Tuesday submitted its annual financial statement to the election commission (EC) for the 2018 calendar year, showing a fund of Tk 6 1,327, 237 in reserve, reports UNB.A BNP delegation, led by its joint secretary general Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, handed over the financial report to election commission secretary Md Alamgir at Nirbachon Bhaban in the city.The other members of the BNP delegation are party organising secretary Abdus Salam Azad and assistant office secretary Monir Hossain.According to the report, BNP earned Tk 9 8,6 56,380 while spent Tk 37,329,143 in 2018.The party’s deposit marked a slight rise than last year’s as it stood Tk 61,3 27,237 from Tk 52,6 52,948 in 2017.In 2017 calendar year, the party showed Tk 4 1,941,954 as expenditure against its income of Tk 94,624,902.Talking to reporters, Alal said the major sources of their party’s income are party members’ subscriptions, donations and nomination paper sale. “We’ve collected most of our revenue from selling party nomination papers during elections.”He said the salaries and festival bonus of employees of their office, political programmes, iftar parties, poster printing, and distribution of relief materials and financial assistance to repressed party leaders and activists were the main heads of expenditures.As per the law, each registered political party is obliged to submit its financial statement of the previous calendar year by each 31 July.last_img read more

In Texas Democratic Gubernatorial Primary White Raises Over 200k Valdez Takes In

first_img Share Facebook campaign pagesDemocratic candidates for governor Andrew White and Lupe Valdez.Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White raised over $200,000 during the first three weeks of his campaign while one of his better-known primary opponents, Lupe Valdez, took in a quarter of that over roughly the same period. White’s campaign told The Texas Tribune on Monday that he raised $219,277 from 200-plus donors through the end of the fundraising period on Dec. 31. The total haul includes $40,000 from White, a Houston businessman and the son of late Gov. Mark White. Andrew White announced his bid on Dec. 7.Valdez and White are two of the more prominent Democratic gubernatorial candidates, a field that totals nine. Their fundraising numbers pale in comparison to those for GOP Gov. Greg Abbott, whose campaign announced last week he has built a record-breaking $43.3 million war chest after raising over $9 million during the second half of 2017.White, who entered the new year with about $104,000 in the bank, said his campaign is “just getting started.”“While I’m happy to raise a substantial sum in such a short amount of time, I’m even more thrilled and humbled by the support from Texas teachers, medical professionals, business leaders, homemakers, veterans and community leaders,” White said in a statement. “These supporters believe, like I do, that Texas can do better.”Valdez, the former Dallas County sheriff who announced for governor the day before White did in early December, took in $46,498 through the end of that month, according to a filing Sunday with the Texas Ethics Commission. She has $40,346.62 cash on hand.The candidates have until Tuesday to disclose to the Texas Ethics Commission their campaign finances for the latter six months of last year.last_img read more

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first_img Share Facebook campaign pagesDemocratic candidates for governor Andrew White and Lupe Valdez.Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White raised over $200,000 during the first three weeks of his campaign while one of his better-known primary opponents, Lupe Valdez, took in a quarter of that over roughly the same period. White’s campaign told The Texas Tribune on Monday that he raised $219,277 from 200-plus donors through the end of the fundraising period on Dec. 31. The total haul includes $40,000 from White, a Houston businessman and the son of late Gov. Mark White. Andrew White announced his bid on Dec. 7.Valdez and White are two of the more prominent Democratic gubernatorial candidates, a field that totals nine. Their fundraising numbers pale in comparison to those for GOP Gov. Greg Abbott, whose campaign announced last week he has built a record-breaking $43.3 million war chest after raising over $9 million during the second half of 2017.White, who entered the new year with about $104,000 in the bank, said his campaign is “just getting started.”“While I’m happy to raise a substantial sum in such a short amount of time, I’m even more thrilled and humbled by the support from Texas teachers, medical professionals, business leaders, homemakers, veterans and community leaders,” White said in a statement. “These supporters believe, like I do, that Texas can do better.”Valdez, the former Dallas County sheriff who announced for governor the day before White did in early December, took in $46,498 through the end of that month, according to a filing Sunday with the Texas Ethics Commission. She has $40,346.62 cash on hand.The candidates have until Tuesday to disclose to the Texas Ethics Commission their campaign finances for the latter six months of last year.last_img read more

2014 Maryland Gubernatorial Primary Congressional Races

first_imgMaryland’s congressional representatives from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Prince George’s County are all heavily favored to hold onto their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives despite challenges in some of the districts.In District 2 of Baltimore County U.S. Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has held his seat since 2003. The former Baltimore County executive, who tantalized some political observers with the possibility that he might run for governor has one primary opponent, Blaine Taylor. In 2012, Taylor sought the senate seat of Ben Cardin, garnering a little more than 4,300 votes.In District 3, which encompasses Annapolis, parts of Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties, Rep. John Sarbanes is running unopposed in the democratic primary.In District 4, incumbent Rep. Donna Edward captured her seat after winning a special election in 2008, defeating 15-year incumbent Albert Wynn making her the first Black woman to represent Maryland in the U.S. Congress.She is being challenged by Christopher Warren, a retired Army Lt. Colonel originally from Holy Trinity, Ala.In Maryland’s venerable 7th Congressional District, Rep. Elijah Cummings, who won the seat previously held by Kweisi Mfume and Parren J. Mitchell in 1996, is one of the highest profile Black members of Congress. As ranking minority member of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings battles with Republican Chairman Darryl Issa have been much publicized.  Cummings will face two challengers in the democratic primary on June 24.In 2012, Bryant Alexander – one of the candidates for Cummings’ seat – ran as an independent for Maryland’s U.S. Senate seat but, ultimately failed to submit the required nomination petition.The other democratic primary candidate for the Seventh District is Howard County resident Fred Donald Dickson Jr.last_img read more

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first_imgMaryland’s congressional representatives from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Prince George’s County are all heavily favored to hold onto their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives despite challenges in some of the districts.In District 2 of Baltimore County U.S. Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has held his seat since 2003. The former Baltimore County executive, who tantalized some political observers with the possibility that he might run for governor has one primary opponent, Blaine Taylor. In 2012, Taylor sought the senate seat of Ben Cardin, garnering a little more than 4,300 votes.In District 3, which encompasses Annapolis, parts of Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties, Rep. John Sarbanes is running unopposed in the democratic primary.In District 4, incumbent Rep. Donna Edward captured her seat after winning a special election in 2008, defeating 15-year incumbent Albert Wynn making her the first Black woman to represent Maryland in the U.S. Congress.She is being challenged by Christopher Warren, a retired Army Lt. Colonel originally from Holy Trinity, Ala.In Maryland’s venerable 7th Congressional District, Rep. Elijah Cummings, who won the seat previously held by Kweisi Mfume and Parren J. Mitchell in 1996, is one of the highest profile Black members of Congress. As ranking minority member of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings battles with Republican Chairman Darryl Issa have been much publicized.  Cummings will face two challengers in the democratic primary on June 24.In 2012, Bryant Alexander – one of the candidates for Cummings’ seat – ran as an independent for Maryland’s U.S. Senate seat but, ultimately failed to submit the required nomination petition.The other democratic primary candidate for the Seventh District is Howard County resident Fred Donald Dickson Jr.last_img read more