Student government hosts annual Majors Night
The East Wing of South Dining Hall was loud, busy and full of students Monday night, but not because of the dinnertime rush. Approximately 600 students attended the seventh annual Majors Night, organized by student government’s academic affairs department and held from 6 to 8 p.m. Neal Ravindra, chair of the academic affairs committee, said information was provided about the many majors available on campus, but also about minors, research opportunities, opportunities to volunteer, internships and scholarships. “The primary purpose was to answer any questions students may have about their course of study at Notre Dame and to allow students to learn about opportunities outside the classroom — to both lessen confusion and to inform,” Ravindra said. “[I went] to check out all of the majors and minors that interest me,” he said. “I think they did a great job of displaying information and having people talk about the experience of the students in each program.” Freshman Ashley Armstrong said she knows she wants to study engineering, but she is not sure what kind. “I enjoyed the time I spent here and talked to a lot of people about engineering,” she said. “I also talked to someone from CUSE; it was very informative and I now plan to apply for funding so I can do research in London over the summer. I didn’t know Notre Dame would pay for something like that.” Ravindra said the majority of the students in attendance were freshmen. He said traditionally, not many sophomores, juniors or seniors attend the event, even though many groups were represented at the event, all of which offer valuable opportunities to upperclassmen. He also said students who already have a major can still come to learn about other academic opportunities. “It is the best and quickest way for upperclassmen to learn about adding minors or concentrations,” Ravindra said. Sophomore Michael Neuberger said he is not sure what course of study he wants to follow, and went to Majors Night to learn more about the different opportunities. “I’m unsure about what major I want. I just switched from the business school to political science, but I’m also looking at other possible Arts and Letters majors,” Neuberger said. “I officially declared as a political science major today, so I came here to grab some of the information sheets they are handing out.” Ravindra said the event is also important for various members of the Notre Dame faculty. “It allows faculty to disseminate information about their departments, meet new students and recruit students,” he said. Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) professor Tom Stapleford said Majors Night is a great way for the department to reach out to students. “Not many students know about the Program of Liberal Studies. It is a great way for us to get the word out to students and a great opportunity for them to ask questions of us,” Stapleford said. Students were asked to complete and submit a survey about their experience at the event and Ravindra said the results will be used to maintain and improve the event in the future. “The survey allows us to see what’s working and what’s not working,” Ravindra said.
Michael John LaChiusa’s First Daughter Suite & More Tapped for Public Theater Season
View Comments The Public Theater has announced its 2015-16 off-Broadway season, which will include the world premiere of First Daughter Suite, a new musical by Michael John LaChiusa, featuring Rachel Bay Jones, Mary Testa and more. Also in the season lineup is Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s previously announced The Total Bent, Robert O’Hara’s Barbecue and Sarah Burgess’ Dry Powder.The season kicks off on September 4 with a musical adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey written by Todd Almost. Lear deBessonet will direct the Public Works production, which will run through September 7 at the Delcorte Theater in Central Park.The world premiere of O’Hara’s Barbecue will run from September 22 through November 1. The play follows the O’Mallery family as they stage an intervention for their drug-addicted sister Barbara. The event takes a harsh turn as familial stereotypes and politics collide. Kent Gash will direct.After his 1993 musical First Lady Suite at the Public, LaChiusa will present his follow-up work First Daughter Suite, featuring a cast that includes Jones, Testa, Barbara Walsh, Theresa McCarthy, Isabel Santiago and Carly Tamer. Kirsten Sanderson will direct the tuner, which explores the complex relationships between First Ladies Particia Nixon, Roselyn Carter, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush and their daughters. Performances will run from October 6 through November 15.The Gob Squad returns to the Public for Before Your Very Eyes from October 17 through November 29. The show has been created over the past two years by kids ages eight-14. The show puts audiences behind the safety of one-way mirrors as performers live out seven lives in fast forward: from teenage angst to elder years.Thomas Kail will direct the world premiere of Burgess’ Dry Powder, which will run from March 1, 2016 through April 10. The comedic drama follows Rick, the owner of a private equity firm who finds himself in a PR nightmare after he throws an extravagant engagement party immediately after his company faces extreme layoffs. His two managing directors have various schemes to either save the day or drive the company to bankruptcy.The New York premiere of Head of Passes will run from March 15, 2016 through April 24. Tina Landau directs the Tarell Alvin McCraney drama in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. In the contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job, Head of Passes follows a family reunion at the mouth of the Mississippi River that turns into a test of faith and love.The Total Bent, featuring a book by Stew and a score by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, will begin performances on May 10, 2016. The show was originally slated for the 2014-15 season, but was replaced with Buzzer. Directed by Joanna Settle, the tuner explores the passions that divide a gospel star and his songwriting son as they make their music and make their choice between salvation and selling out. Performances will run through June 19, 2016.The season will also include two Mobile Shakespeare Unit tours: All’s Well That Ends Well (November 2 through November 22) and Romeo and Juliet (May 10, 2016 through May 29). Additionally, the twelfth annual Under the Radar Festival will kick off in January 2016, and will include Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort’s Germinal, which features four performers on an empty stage as they attempt to construct the world (including physics, philosophy, music and language) from scratch.
It’s USDC-MDFL Bar renewal time
June 1, 2006 Regular News It’s USDC-MDFL Bar renewal time It’s USDC-MDFL Bar renewal time The 2006-2008 renewal period for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida opened June 1.Renewal forms were mailed to all members of the Bar of the USDC-MDFL Bar who were in good standing as of May 1.Effective this year, the renewal fee has changed to $20, which will cover a two-year period, payable every even-numbered year. Attorney renewal forms and fees not submitted in accordance with the procedures and within the time line established by the court will result in the removal of the attorney’s good standing status. Attorneys not in good standing must apply for new membership at a cost of $165 before they may again practice before the court. Renewal forms and fees are due July 15.More information about the USDC-MDFL renewal process, including a helpful “Frequently Asked Questions” page, is available at the court’s Web site, www.flmd.uscourts.gov; just go to the “Attorney Resources” heading and click on “Attorney Renewals.”
Bankers associations’ opposition to mergers does a disservice to member banks and to consumers
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dave Adams Dave Adams is President / Chief Executive Officer of CU Solutions Group. The CUSG office is located in Livonia, Michigan.Mr. Adams joined the Michigan Credit Union League in August of … Web: www.CUSolutionsGroup.com Details Recently, the Independent Community Bankers Association, or ICBA, set up a new task force to establish a game plan to somehow paint credit unions’ acquisition of bank accounts as a disservice to taxpayers. In the ICBA template grassroots advocacy letter, it urges member banks to ask members of Congress and state lawmakers to re-examine the credit union industry’s tax and regulatory subsidies.Of course, this is nothing new. In June of 2004, Michele Heler wrote an excellent opinion piece in the American Banker publication titled, “A Battle Banks Can’t Win But Keep Fighting” in which she called it the “dirty little secret” of bank lobbying. That is, that their credit union bashing is a waste of time and that fighting the credit union tax exemption is a battle that bankers know they can’t win but know they must fight.And so, what is different this time? ICBA is asking member banks to take the position that the small number of bank acquisitions by credit unions is creating a hardship for taxpayers. In fact, the advocacy letter template references a miniscule $3.9 million of lost tax revenue from the nine deals that took place in the past year. Keep in mind that according to S&P Global Market Intelligence, recent tax reform legislation padded community bank earnings by over $1.7 billion. Those were dollars actually taken away from the U.S. Treasury to increase banks’ profits by over five percent each year.I hesitated to even address this latest misrepresentation by bankers associations, but as credit unions consider growth strategies in their refreshed strategic plans, I wanted to clarify some of the banker rhetoric. It will be important for individual credit unions and their associations to do the same as bankers initiate this spirited letter-writing campaign with Congress and state legislatures. And as credit unions do their planning, they should make legislative advocacy and public relations an important dimension of their plans. Safeguarding and enhancing credit union charters and powers is the foundation for growth and success.Here are some important points of clarification for lawmakers on the latest ICBA attacks:1. Credit unions are not actually acquiring banks. That is, they cannot legally own stock in banks and other corporations. These latest acquisitions are referred to as forward mergers for cash, but once the acquisition documents are inked, the bank charter goes away and the surviving credit union own the loans, deposits, account relationships, branches and other assets. The depositors and borrowers now become members of a not-for-profit credit union, no longer customers of a for-profit bank. For decades, credit unions have been able to purchase and acquire bank loans, deposits and branches. This is a good thing. It is good for the selling banks to have more options. It is good for the safety and soundness of the banking system and it is a good option for credit unions and their members. These latest forward mergers for cash are just creative, cost-effective transactions for both the selling banks and for the customers who benefit downstream.2. The number of acquisitions is quite small and not growing dramatically. Keep in mind that there were 5,600 credit unions and 4,600 banks in the U.S. at the end of 2018. So, with over 10,000 banks and credit unions, the ICBA cites knowledge of nine credit union acquisitions of banks in the last year, up from five or six in prior years. This hardly represents a “run-away freight train” referenced by the ICBA.3. In Michigan since 2012, when United Federal Credit Union became the first credit union to use the forward merger for cash methodology of buying assets, deposits and branches of Griffith Bank in Indiana, there have been three or four small bank mergers or acquisitions by credit unions each year. In Michigan, United Federal Credit Union, Advia Credit Union, Lake Michigan Credit Union and Credit Union One are among the small group of credit unions completing these deals nationally.4. The ICBA is working against its own member banks by opposing these additional opportunities for small privately held banks to sell their business. For years, community banks and credit unions have been impacted by the negative effects of higher regulatory burden and competitive pressures coming from larger scale financial institutions. The option for credit unions to participate in these transactions is good for the small banks looking to find a cost-effective exit from their struggling business as opposed to relying solely on stock transactions with larger banks.5. The reason that credit unions are attractive buyers for these small banks is that they cannot do stock-for-stock deals. Credit unions pay cash for the merging accounts and assets as the bank charter goes away and customers become members of the surviving credit union. This has tax advantages to the sellers and reduces the cost of the transaction. And owners of the selling bank realize that their customers will benefit from the great service, better rates and lower fees offered by the acquiring credit union, more so than becoming just a number at a large competing bank.6. Arguing against having a larger pool of acquiring financial institutions creates a potential systemic challenge for the banking system in the U.S. These bank association leaders are forgetting the effect of major recessions and financial crises in the U.S. such as the Savings & Loan crisis in the 1980s and 1990s when 1,043 of the then 3,234 S&Ls failed, leading to new regulations, the merger of the Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation, or FSLIC, with FDIC and the creation of the Resolution Trust Corporation, or RTC. By 1995, the RTC had closed these 747 failed banks, resulting in a cost of $160 billion dollars, including $132 billion taken from taxpayers in the form of bailout funds.I remember those days in the early years of my career when I worked as an internal auditor for a large, conserved S&L in Salt Lake City in the early ‘80s. I know how important it was then, and still is today, that healthy financial institutions of all types are able to bid on the sale of assets and deposits of those who either want to sell or feel compelled to do so for competitive or safety and soundness reasons.And more recently, the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007, which ushered in the Great Recession that ended in June of 2009 and led to the Dodd/Frank Wall Street reform legislation, led to scores of bank failures and a collapse of the shadow banking system of investment companies and mortgage companies. A total of $626 billion dollars was invested, loaned or granted to struggling banks due to various bailout measures at a huge initial cost to taxpayers. And often the only resolution for smaller banks was to find attractive merger partners. This is a critically important facet of the U.S. financial system.So, it is incredibly inaccurate and disingenuous for the ICBA to characterize the $3.9 million of lost tax revenue due to these mergers as a “runaway freight train.” The societal benefits of allowing these transactions are far greater that the small tax dollars referenced.7. Free-market buying and selling of businesses, especially relatively small ones in the case of these bank sales, should not be over-regulated by Congress or state legislatures purely for tax policy reasons. The free markets in the U.S. create an efficient market for buyers and sellers, and credit unions should be able to participate in that process on equal footing with their for-profit competitors. These transactions clearly benefit both the selling and buying institutions and, more importantly, the customers and members who enjoy the higher levels of service, greater value and more responsible lending offered by credit unions, especially during the toughest economic times.8. While bankers’ associations like ICBA try to paint the picture that smaller credit unions object to the growth and expansion of larger ones, they fail to realize that the credit union community is going through the same disruptive consolidation that is occurring in the banking sector. And credit union leaders from institutions of all sizes largely realize that creative approaches will be needed for growth, scale and competitive service offerings in the years ahead.Most, if not all of these bank deals, are being done by credit unions that have less than $5 billion in assets. And the selling banks have assets typically under $100 million. These are small transactions relative to the mega-mergers in the banking sector. They are likely the small deals that larger banks don’t even want to bid on. The alternative is to restrict the pool of buyers and then risk creating losses to the FDIC or to taxpayers as happened both in the early ‘80s and again during the great recession.As credit unions seek to grow organically or through mergers, the consumer almost always benefits because these credit unions can offer the deposit rates, low loan rates, and a breadth of consumer and small business services that impact peoples’ lives in a positive way.More broadly, the over 110 million consumers who benefit from credit union services, delivered by 5,600 credit unions of all sizes, also benefit. This is because a strong, well-perceived credit union industry benefits all credit unions and their members. Brand perception is a powerful thing. And right now, credit union members love their credit union a lot more than bank customers like their bank.This most recent lobbying ploy by the ICBA to seek the taxation of credit unions and to drive subsequent conversions to bank charters is a continuation of bankers’ self-serving and anti-consumer attitude. But this time, in lobbying against merger options for their member banks, they also do a huge disservice to their own members’ banks.Michele Heler was right in 2004 in characterizing this “dirty little secret” of bank lobbying that their credit union bashing is a waste of time and that fighting the credit union tax exemption is a battle that bankers know they can’t win but know they must fight. For the bankers associations, this is about their relevance to dues-paying banks. It certainly cannot be about what is right for the consumer or for our nation’s banking system.But an important corollary truth for credit union leaders is that fighting to preserve both the tax status and policies that enable growth, including the ability to acquire bank assets from selling banks, is a battle that credit unions must fight and win. Because in doing so, the selling banks, the acquiring credit unions and, most important, the consumers and small businesses served all benefit from a vibrant and strong financial services industry.CU Solutions Group offers credit unions technology, marketing, performance and advisory solutions to help them compete and grow. We partner with CUNA and state leagues to advance the well-being of the credit union industry so that together we can make an impact on the lives of members. We look forward to sharing this objective of setting the record straight with lawmakers so that good policies continue to benefit the members and communities served by credit unions.
Planning for “peaks and valleys”
Picture of then-Lt Col Anthony “Money” Hernandez aboard C-17 cockpit during USAF Weapons School Mission The hope and promise of the new year make this a perfect time for reflection, renewal, and reaffirmation. Emerging from the holidays traditionally yields lots of energy as we head into the new year, scanning the planning horizon and envisioning a better tomorrow. Yet, despite our best intentions and affirmations, there will be many peaks and valleys as we journey toward that horizon. As such, does it make sense to plan for these peaks and valleys? As a Master of Strategic Studies from the USAF’s Air War College, I can tell you the answer depends on context, experience, and perspective. So, let me offer a view from a flight level 30 thousand feet above and powered by my experiences. Here are three things to keep in mind while you plan for 2021:1. It is important to maintain a proper balance when setting goals. There are many types of goals: personal goals, professional goals, fitness goals, spiritual goals, financial goals, social goals, etc. While these are all important, remember there are only 24 hours in a day.* The trick is maintaining some balance across all these goals and not overcommitting yourself.*There are a few more hours if you regularly cross time-zones or the international date line—just ask any pilot.In thinking about balance, picture a wheel with several spokes. The wheel represents “you” and each of the spokes represent an important area in your life that can be measured. Perfectly balanced wheels enable progress to be made as you roll down the runway and take flight toward the future you envision for yourself. When we get out of balance, the wheel does not roll very efficiently. Seems like a simple concept right?Yet, there is a tendency to aggressively plan our year and construct wheels that will get out of balance quickly. We become focused on a single peak not realizing there are many valleys along the way. So, what happens when you fail to accomplish an activity in support of your goals? Unfortunately, most people quit climbing or accept various levels of frustration as they start and restart a month later, six months down the road or next year.Experience tells us never to overpromise and underdeliver. The same works for goal setting. Look back on the prior year(s) to inform your daily activities. Areas that need improvement will need to take more of your time and other areas may have to be scaled back. The key is to make a realistic plan at the outset; this way your wheels are already balanced, and you have less frustration which leads to success followed by more success. Which brings me to the next point in successful planning.2. No one should ever plan to fail. That would be totally out of context with proper planning. However, there is nothing wrong with planning for overcoming setbacks or realizing you will have to cross many peaks and valleys along the way. This is the essence of being resilient. Resilience is reliant on focus, drive, and dedication, which are important parts of achieving your goals. However, what happens when the unexpected keeps you from making progress? A plan without proper balance means getting back on track will come at the expense of something else. Unless you rebalance (i.e., start over) you cannot be efficient.The point is to have a good plan at the outset which includes contingencies for setbacks. In operational planning, we always considered many branches and sequels. The planning sequence was also critically tested by a good dose of “red teaming” every aspect of the plan. You can do this with proper reflection using the prior year as a guide, having a good mentor or two, and learning from others. In planning for peaks and valleys, here is one more recommendation as you plan for 2021.3. Try planning for one 90-day burst in 2021. That is all—just one 90-day streak! You have 365 days in 2021 to find at least 90 days in a row where you can focus your drive and dedication toward achieving perfect balance. Remember, this only works with a properly balanced plan. If you can get to 90 days in a row, then you can mark all your goals “complete” for the entire year. Deal? Though I am sure once you accomplish this 90-day feat, you will want to set new goals and achieve more. Yet even the 90-day goal is difficult. In planning for peaks and valleys, here is what will most likely happen:You might get to 27 days and have to start over. You may have to take 17 days to deal with whatever setback is in your way. Okay, so deal with it. The good news is you still have 321 days left. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and you might go 52 straight days in your next burst before you encounter another setback. However, this time you need 60 days to recover. The good news is you still have 209 days left! What happens if the best you can do in 2021 is to get only 72 days in a single burst with a few mini bursts of 10, 8, and 17 days in between? This time next year as you reflect, you realize that you experienced 186 days where you achieved perfect balance—more than six months in 2021! How is that for perspective?Would you be closer to your goals after 186 days of perfection? What about the other 179 days? No problem. All you planned was for one 90-day burst inside of 365 days. As far as I am concerned you would have had 275 days of non-perfect days left (assuming you stopped after the first 90-days). Who cares about the 179 non-perfect days in between your quest for a perfect 90-day streak?I promise you will be very pleased with your results. So, as you head into the holiday season and plan your 2021, remember to 1) keep balance in perspective, 2) realize you will have setbacks and need to plan for these, and 3) try planning for a single 90-day burst sometime in 2021! Finally, the next time you are on an airplane looking out the window, think about the many peaks and valleys, oceans and plains, cloud formations, and even some fog. I am sure you can relate these views to other areas of life. Most of all, always try to enjoy the view. Best wishes in 2021! This is placeholder text This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Hernandez Anthony Hernandez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC). He joined DCUC as its Chief Operating Officer in August 2016 and was selected … Web: www.dcuc.org Details
Ithaca man charged with burglary and grand larceny
A variety of appliances, construction materials, and electronic devices were among the items stolen from the site.Police say they found these products to have been stolen during at least two occasions between November 25 and 30. Yetsko was taken into custody on Dec. 5 and was charged with the following: As some of the property stolen continues to be unrecovered, police are asking anyone with further information to contact them. If you have any information regarding the incident, contact the Police Tipline at 607-330-0000 or email the anonymous tip address at www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips. Ithaca Police say a number of items had been stolen from the Harold’s Square Apartments construction site a number of times up until November 30. Yetsko was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail. Yetsko had lost consciousness due to a medical condition. The individual, Daniel J. Yetsko, a 35-year-old male, was initially believed to have been a construction worker due to his clothing and his locations’ close proximity to tools and supplies. Police say Yetsko was detained in relation to the investigation of the stolen property. Upon further investigation, police found the apartments had been burglarized in the morning of December 2 where over $65,000 worth of materials were reported to have been stolen and multiple areas had been damaged thoroughly. According to police, on December 2, police responded to check the welfare of an individual who was found unconscious next to the Apartments. Police say $8,000 worth of property was reported as stolen from those incidents. 1 count Grand Larceny, 3rd degree, class D felony 1 count Grand Larceny, 2nd degree, class C felony 2 counts of Burglary, 2nd degree, class C felonies ITHACA (WBNG) — An Ithaca man has been arrested for two counts of burglary and two counts of grand larceny.
For the fifth year in a row, Valamar Riviera has opened a tender for the award of a thousand Donations on the Adriatic Sea
For the fifth year in a row, Valamar Riviera has been implementing the “Thousand Days on the Adriatic Sea” donation program and enables children without adequate care, children from low-income families, with certain health problems and children with special needs to spend their holidays in Istria and Kvarner to Dubrovnik.The competition is open from April 10 to April 20, 2018., a uvjeti natječaja i prijavnica mogu se preuzeti s korporativne Valamar Riviere website www.valamar-rivera.com. Participants in the competition can only be institutions, schools and registered associations based in the Republic of Croatia. The results of the competition will be announced no later than May 10, 2018.By the way, in 2017 alone, more than a thousand overnight stays were donated for more than 300 children and leaders, and in the past four years of the project, more than 1500 children and leaders from all over Croatia spent their summers in Valamar’s facilities. The project is recognized nationally by both professionals and citizens, so Valamar Riviera is the only company in Croatia that received the “Pride of Croatia” award for this program last year, and this year the award of the Croatian Public Relations Association Grand Prix for communication. donation program.”A Thousand Days on the Adriatic Sea” is implemented within Valamar’s socially responsible business program “Big Heart of Valamar”, through which Valamar Riviera actively and continuously supports associations and initiatives in the local community, cares for the most vulnerable and needy and contributes to the culture of reciprocity.Gdje ste vi u priči o društveno – odgovornom poslovanju? Koji je vaš pozitivan utjecaj u lokalnoj sredini?</p>
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Arsene Wenger reveals further talks are planned with Bayern Munich
Video Settings Advertisement ‘I could not answer at that moment and out of politeness I called him back. He was in his car to the game against Olympiacos.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We talked for four to five minutes maximum and he told me that they’ve signed [Hans-Dieter] Flik to be the coach.‘He will manage the next two games, because they play Borussia Dortmund tomorrow [on Saturday].‘He asked me if I’d be interested because they are looking for a coach, I told him I didn’t have any thoughts about it. It needs some time to think about.‘We decided together we will talk next week, because I’m in Doha until Sunday night. This is the true story. Advertisement PLAY About Connatix V67539 1 min. story Arsene Wenger reveals further talks are planned with Bayern Munich Arsene Wenger has already held talks with Bayern Munich (beIN Sports)Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will hold further discussions with Bayern Munich next week.The former Arsenal manager is in the running to replace Niko Kovac, who left the club after Bayern’s 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt last Saturday.Reports had claimed that Bayern were not interested in Wenger, but the 70-year-old has revealed that he has already spoken to Bayern’s hierarchy and will make a final decision next week.‘On Wednesday afternoon, [Karl-Heinz] Rummenigge called me,’ Wenger told beIN Sports.ADVERTISEMENT Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Nov 2019 9:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Wenger admits he is open to joining Bayern (Getty Images)‘I wish well to Bayern, which is actually at a turning point because [Uli] Hoeness, a key man for this club, is leaving.‘Rummenigge will leave in one year, it seems the future is uncertain.‘And this club which has always managed stuff by being very discreet and direct is today very exposed with rumours coming from everywhere.‘For myself, I wish good luck to Bayern and for me the situation is clear.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment
Iconic Rollingstone Ranch snapped up
Flood victims finally return home “The property passed in at auction and the sale was negotiated afterwards.”Mr Leaumont said the property had an invaluable opportunity running through it. “When the sellers bought it, they purchased it as an investment because the PH level is really high in the natural spring water so there is a lot of opportunity to do things with it,” he said. “It’s a blank canvas really and the buyers are looking into farming it.” Principal at Raine and Horne Townsville, Steve Leaumont, who sold the property said it attracted plenty of interest at auction.“It used to be an iconic Townsville business — many years ago it was a riding school,” Mr Leaumont said. “We had a fantastic response and the vendor was very pleased with the selling price.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 The iconic Rollingstone Ranch has been snapped up.AN Iconic Townsville property dubbed “Rollingstone Ranch” has been snapped up after roping in interest at auction. The 40.2 hectare block was a horse ranch in it’s hay day. Only 2.5 kilometres from the beach, the property has direct access from the Bruce Highway and was sold with the original dwelling, three dongas and a large concreted apron. READ MORE Home between a rock and a nice place Rollingstone Ranch in its hay day. A brochure about Rollingstone Ranch when the property was previously offered for sale.An advertisement when the property was on the market in the past, describes the ranch as having unlimited potential. Where tenants are ditching dead money for a mortgage READ MORE
New Study: Marijuana Impaired Traffic Deaths Doubled in Washington State Following Legalization
Media Release SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) 30 January 2020Family First Comment: No surprises eh“Washington drivers involved in fatal car crashes who tested positive for marijuana increased from 9 percent in the five-year period prior to legalization to around 18 percent in the five-year period after legalization.”#saynopetodopeVoteNO.nzToday, a new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found the percentage of drivers in Washington State involved in fatal car crashes testing positive for marijuana has doubled since the state “legalized” marijuana for recreational use in 2012.“Marijuana-impaired driving is rising across all states that have ‘legalized’ marijuana and this study is further confirmation of an alarming trend,” said Dr. Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and a former senior drug policy advisor to the Obama Administration. “The marijuana industry, heavily invested in by Big Tobacco, has used irresponsible rhetoric, pushing the narrative that marijuana use is safe, which has led to more people using the drug and getting behind the wheel of a car.”According to the study, Washington drivers involved in fatal car crashes who tested positive for marijuana increased from 9 percent in the five-year period prior to legalization to around 18 percent in the five-year period after legalization. What’s more, the study found that about one in five drivers involved in fatal car crashes in 2017 tested positive for marijuana. According to a 2018 report out of Colorado, marijuana-related traffic deaths involving increased 151% following legalization and more than one in five traffic deaths in the state were marijuana-related, mirroring the results of this AAA study of Washington drivers.“Last year, more than a dozen states rejected legalization, largely due to concerns over drugged driving,” continued Dr. Sabet. “It’s time for lawmakers nationwide to take a deep breath and seriously consider the implications of the further expansion of the commercial marijuana industry.”Health experts fear more stoned drivers are taking the wheel following pot legalizationUSA Today 30 January 2020https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/30/marijuana-legalization-may-increasing-number-stoned-drivers/4603105002/