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Aug
24

Juneau high school students choose Thunder Bears as new football mascot

first_imgJuneau Schools | SportsJuneau high school students choose Thunder Bears as new football mascotFebruary 7, 2018 by Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:(Creative Commons photo by charamelody)Juneau officially has its new high school football mascot: The Thunder Bears will take the field next fall.Students from Thunder Mountain, Yaakoosge Daakahidi and Juneau-Douglas high schools voted on the new mascot for their combined football teams on Tuesday. Thunder Bears won out over the Capital City Senators and the Orcas.Students also selected black, silver and white as the new team colors.The mascot and colors combine aspects of both the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears and the Thunder Mountain Falcons. According to District Chief of Staff Kristin Bartlett, it also applies to the new cheer squad and will be the mascot for all combined teams going forward.The district decided to merge the teams due to high travel costs and declining roster numbers.After initially saying the new football team would take on the name, mascot and uniform of Juneau-Douglas, Thunder Mountain students objected. They asked the school district to find a way to create a team that combined the schools instead. So it did.A committee of students, parents and staff came up with the options for the new mascot.The new team will still need jerseys and helmets, but should be able to use existing pants next season. Thunder Mountain head coach Randy Quinto has been named the new team’s coach.The combined student body total of Juneau’s football program means the team also moves up a division in the state conference. The Thunder Bears will play in the Division I Railbelt Conference with Bartlett, Chugiak, Colony and Wasilla next fall.Share this story:last_img read more

Aug
24

Less than half of expected sockeye have returned to Copper River so far this year

first_imgFisheries | SouthcentralLess than half of expected sockeye have returned to Copper River so far this yearJune 3, 2021 by Izzy Ross, KDLG – Dillingham Share:As of June 1, sonar had counted just 63,585 sockeye in the Copper River, the 13th lowest run on record so far. (Katrina Mueller/USFWS)The Copper River’s sockeye run is far below the state’s goals so far this year.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Wednesday the latest in a series of closures this season. The district has opened only for three 12-hour fishing periods so far on May 17, 20, and 24.But as of Tuesday, the department’s sonar tower counted just 63,585 sockeye in the Copper River, the 13th lowest run on record so far. The state’s in-river count goal is more than double that at 148,048 fish.The department said the commercial harvest is the fourth lowest to date in the last 50 years.But while the harvest may be low, prices for Copper River salmon were high even before the fishery opened in mid-May. Peter Pan Seafoods announced that it would pay triple last year’s prices for sockeye and kings. This year, it will pay $19.60 per pound for kings and $12.60 a pound for sockeye, while in 2020, sockeye went for around $4 and kings for $6.The Cordova Times reported retailers’ pre-orders for sockeye fillets were as high as $54 a pound. King fillets went for up to $79.99 a pound.Share this story:last_img read more

Jul
13

Never mind classical music, here’s the CEO

first_imgThursday 23 July 2015 8:58 pm More From Our Partners White House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.com Express KCS Never mind classical music, here’s the CEO whatsapp WHEN you think of top City bosses, you might associate them with the high-brow things in life. Fine wines, theatre and Radio 3. Well, according to a study published by tech site Plos One, that’s all a farce. Establishment bosses love nothing more than moshing out to the Sex Pistols and Guns n’ Roses. Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that “systemisers” – those who think analytically and like identifying patterns – prefer intense, complicated music types, opting for songs such as Metallica’s Enter Sand­man or the Prodigy’s Omen.By contrast, people who have an empathetic way of thinking are more likely to chose mellow, low-energy types of music, such as R&B softer rock and acoustic pieces. Does that mean chiefs and older city boys are pretending to like classical music to look fancy? Resident City rocker and senior PwC adviser Andrew Sentance told The Capitalist he didn’t find it surprising. Sentance said: “It’s a generational thing. Back in the day you might have found more executives enjoying opera, but our generation grew up with rock music. All the senior economists and City people I know love rock.”As the City is brimming with analytical minds, we’ve compiled a Spotify playlist for you to listen to while you slave away. Head to cityam.com/spotifylist and get your mosh on while you work. Paradise City anyone?▀ Do you find that, in those moments between charging your phone at night and keeping it plugged into the office desktop, it just keeps dying? If you need some extra juice for the bus ride home, Canary Wharf’s new benches may fix the problem. Canary Wharf Group is teaming up with tech company Strawberry Energy to bring solar powered, battery-charging benches to the financial village. Even better, Strawberry Energy says solar power has come so far in the last few years that you can charge your phone come rain or shine. The benches, to be installed later this summer, will not only charge your phone, but also provide local area info and an emergency call button. Because clearly some people still don’t have 3G.▀ While we’re on the subject of grey, sheltered, concrete Canary Wharf, it could really do with a fresh outlook. How about a country and western music jamboree? Well that’s what happened last night anyway. Hundreds of fans of country music apparently headed to Canada Square Park to hear No. 1 band on iTunes’ country section Ward Tomas play all your favourite ditties. Um, yee… hah! by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTaco RelishKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItTaco RelishArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThe Most Addictive Strategy Game of 2021Total Battle – Tactical Game OnlineTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal Pastcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL Sharelast_img read more

Jun
18

Brokerage firms scale back European operations amid debt crisis

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media As infections rise, European Central Bank prepares stimulus Its latest survey of institutional investors predicts that the commission pool will be flat for calendar 2012. However, Greenwich says that “soft equity trading volumes in the first six months of the year and conversations with disappointed brokers suggest the pool will shrink markedly further.” Greenwich Associates consultant, Jay Bennett, indicates that this slump is due to three main factors: the de-risking of institutional investment portfolios, the recession in Europe, and the European sovereign debt crisis, which is limiting trading activity. In response, global brokers have trimmed their European equity operations, Greenwich notes, but, it says the reductions “have been modest in relation to the magnitude of the decline in trading revenues.” “To this point however, they’ve been pruning around the edges,” says Greenwich Associates consultant, John Colon. “But if things continue on this track, at some point they’ll have to move from giving up fingers and toes to arms and legs.” Greenwich suggests that there are two main reasons why firms have resisted deeper cuts. For one, equity trading and research capabilities are seen as important supports for the investment banking business; and, second, as capital requirements increase, equity trading is still viewed as a highly attractive business. “There is no doubt that many banks are maintaining staffing levels above what the current business would dictate in anticipation of a recovery,” says Bennett. “They see all this money on the sidelines, they see the miniscule returns investors are getting in fixed income and they conclude that, eventually, risk appetite will have to return.” Greenwich reports that UBS leads the brokerage league tables, with a 10.5% market share in European institutional equity trading; followed by Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley, all of which are effectively tied for second place with market shares of 9.4%-9.9%. In European equity research, Deutsche Bank ranks first, Greenwich says, followed by UBS, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. James Langton Global brokerage firms have trimmed their European equity brokerage businesses in response to troubles in the region’s economy and financial markets, but so far they’ve resisted major cuts in hopes that the business will eventually bounce back, reports Greenwich Associates. In a new report, Greenwich says that European equity trading commissions have been in decline for the past several years. It reports that institutional commissions are down by 25% from the first quarter of 2009 to Q1 2012 on a pan-European basis. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter European Central Bank launches new stimulus for economy Stimulus package breaks new ground in European unity Related news Keywords Europe read more

Jun
18

IIROC fines optionsXpress

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has fined trading firm optionsXpress Canada Corp. $65,000 for failing to correct deficiencies after promising it would do so. On Dec. 19, 2012, an IIROC hearing panel accepted a settlement between IIROC staff and optionsXpress. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The firm admitted that between April 2008 and January 2012, it failed to correct deficiencies identified during a Business Conduct Compliance Examination despite representing that it would do so and in doing so: failed to maintain a proper supervisory system; and failed to observe high standards of ethics and conduct in the transaction of its business and engaged in business conduct or practice which is unbecoming or detrimental to the public interest. optionsXpress agreed to pay fine of $65,000 and $2,500 in costs. IIROC formally initiated the investigation into optionsXpress’ conduct in August 2012. The transfer of accounts from optionsXpress Canada Corp. to Toronto-based online brokerage Virtual Brokers, a division of BBS Securities Inc., was completed on Dec. 8, 2012. IE Staff BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Keywords EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, optionsXpress, Inc. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator read more

Jun
17

Jamaica’s Powerful Brand Yet to be Exploited…PM Golding

first_imgRelatedJamaica’s Powerful Brand Yet to be Exploited…PM Golding RelatedJamaica’s Powerful Brand Yet to be Exploited…PM Golding RelatedJamaica’s Powerful Brand Yet to be Exploited…PM Golding FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding says Jamaica has a powerful brand that has yet to be exploited. Our music and culture, he said, have gone far beyond our imagination and although we have developed in recent times in certain service areas, there is so much more that can be done.Mr. Golding was delivering the opening address of the 8th annual Caribbean MBA conference at the Hilton Hotel in Kingston yesterday (Jan. 6). The 3-day conference which runs from Jan 6-8 is being attended by Caribbean graduates from top Universities in the US. The conference is being sponsored by First Caribbean International Bank and has attracted some of the best minds and the future leaders of business in the region.Mr. Golding told the MBA graduates that there is a part of our culture that is holding us back as there are some formidable economic and social maladies that have to be addressed.“We tend to demand change and yet we want things to remain as much the same as possible. We tend so often to be afraid of the unknown and to be intimidated by adventurism, not recognising that the world did not get to where it is if there were not people prepared to challenge and to go where nobody else thought it was possible or wise to go”.Here’s how you can play your role in the future development of your country, Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding says to Wharton University MBA graduate Bryan Lattimore. Occasion was the launch of the 8th annual Caribbean MBA conference at the Hilton Hotel in Kingston. The 3-day conference which runs from Jan 6-8 is being attended by students from top Universities in the US, attracting some of the best minds and the future leaders of business in the region.“Because of this there is certain lethargy in our disposition so that we tend to be late in recognising opportunities that exist. We wait sometimes too long to seize the moment so that the moment has passed by the time we figure this is something worth seizing and it is here that I want to challenge all of you” Mr. Golding said.He called on the MBA graduates to make a difference as he said they were considered to be among the elite who have achieved levels of educational proficiency and attainment that the majority of the people in the Caribbean have not.“We have to look to you to bring this kind of boldness, a new perspective and perceptiveness that pierce much further than the average Caribbean person is able to see. Your commitment to the Caribbean and the Caribbean dream that is still left to be fulfilled cannot be questioned. The fact that you are here is an indication of that commitment. The fact that you have sustained these conferences for 8 years is a further statement of your commitment”.Mr. Golding noted that the agenda for the 3-day conference is an impressive one. He said it confirmed their commitment and that all of Jamaica and the Caribbean looked to the MBA graduates as great things are expected from them.center_img Jamaica’s Powerful Brand Yet to be Exploited…PM Golding Office of the Prime MinisterJanuary 7, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more

Jun
16

Elections vital to building democratic Palestinian State: UN chief

first_imgElections vital to building democratic Palestinian State: UN chief The United NationsElections this year in the Occupied Palestinian Territories will be “a crucial step” towards Palestinian unity, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.Addressing the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the UN chief said the vote will give renewed legitimacy to national institutions in Palestine, including a democratically elected Parliament and Government.“Elections are a vital part of building a democratic Palestinian State founded on the rule of law with equal rights for all. The Committee’s support to these efforts will be crucial”, he added.Tests and opportunities The UN Committee was meeting for the first time this year, and just weeks after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans for the first parliamentary and presidential elections in 15 years across the West Bank, Gaza and occupied East Jerusalem.As the Secretary-General remarked, 2021 will be a year of tremendous tests and opportunities.“It challenges us to reinvent how we make and sustain peace, while confronting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic”, he said.The UN and partners are supporting the Palestinian Government’s efforts to control coronavirus spread and preparation for the rollout and delivery of vaccines.The pandemic has had a severe impact on Palestinians, particularly in Gaza, which has been under blockade for more than a decade.Mr. Guterres said the UN envoy who supports peace negotiations in the Middle East continues to encourage Israel to address the priority needs of the Palestinians, and to support COVID-19 vaccine availability, in line with its international obligations.Commitment to two-State solution The Secretary-General underscored the UN’s ongoing commitment in helping the sides to resolve their long-standing conflict and achieve a two-State solution.Mr. Guterres highlighted the important role the UN Committee has in assisting the parties to return to the negotiations.President Abbas’s call for an international peace conference, held under the auspices of the UN, also provides an opportunity to advance peace in the region, he added.“I call on the parties to refrain from unilateral acts that can jeopardize the possibility of restarting the peace process,” the UN chief said /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:conference, coronavirus, exercise, Gaza, Government, Israel, Jerusalem, Middle East, Palestine, Palestinian, parliament, President, rule of law, Secretary-General, UN, Vaccineslast_img read more

Jun
12

Disaster preparedness education campaign underway in Portland

first_imgRelatedDisaster preparedness education campaign underway in Portland RelatedDisaster preparedness education campaign underway in Portland Disaster preparedness education campaign underway in Portland EducationJune 17, 2011 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail PORT ANTONIO — The Portland Parish Disaster Committee is undertaking a public education programme aimed at sensitising residents about the importance of disaster preparedness and mitigation. The initiative got underway in April but gained momentum in June, which is being observed as Disaster Preparedness Month under the theme: ‘Building disaster resilient communities…our first line of defence’. In an interview with JIS News, Coordinator of the Portland Parish Disaster Committee, Denise Lewis, informed that visits have been made to schools and communities where person were sensitised on how to prepare and respond to hazards such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tsunamis. The training of approximately 30 persons across the parish on shelter management, administration of first aid, search and rescue and initial damage assessment, is also being undertaken.   The Parish Disaster Coordinator informed a public education campaign will be launched shortly in the communities of Skibo and Manchioneal, while site visits will be made to beaches in St. Margaret’s Bay and Orange Bay to assess beach erosion and undertake vulnerability capacity assessment (VAC). While urging persons to support the public education initiatives, Mrs. Lewis said she was pleased with the level of response and participation received from schools and community organisations visited during the campaign. She said it is important for every community member, household and business place to implement a disaster response plan, noting that a proactive approach must be taken to minimise the impact of these events. Mrs. Lewis said that based on the preparedness of the various response agencies, zonal communities and community members, the parish is 80 per cent ready to effectively respond and mitigate the effects of any disaster that may occur. Meanwhile, she informed that a poetry contest on hazard preparation and prevention will be held at the Portland Parish Library on Friday (June 17), beginning at 11:00 am.   The competition is open to primary and all-age schools, however, the public is invited to support the initiative. By LORNA WILLIAMS, JIS Reporter RelatedDisaster preparedness education campaign underway in Portlandlast_img read more

Jun
12

Bar social media outreach racks up a following

first_img Mar 19, 2021 Top Stories Bar social media outreach racks up a following A little more than seven years after The Florida Bar launched its social media outreach as a way to connect and engage with its 100,000-plus member attorneys, this digital communications tool is now reaching major milestones with thousands of followers who are seeing and participating in everything happening in the legal profession today.The Florida Bar’s Facebook page (facebook.com/TheFloridaBar) recently eclipsed 30,000 followers and now boasts the second-most Facebook followers of any mandatory or voluntary state bar in the country. (The State Bar of Texas, with a little over 32,000 followers, is No. 1).The Florida Bar’s Twitter account (twitter.com/TheFlaBar), meanwhile, sits on the cusp of a milestone as well and is now less than 150 followers away from 20,000 — second only, again, to Texas, which just recently crossed the 20,000-follower threshold itself.After starting virtually from scratch with social media seven years ago, it appears the Board of Governors Communications Committee was spot on with its recommendation in 2014 that the Bar use those platforms to reach members who use social media as a primary source of news and information, said Francine Andia Walker, the Bar’s longtime communications director who oversaw the push by the committee to launch social media. Among the Communications Committee leaders at the time were John Stewart, Renée Thompson, and Michelle Suskauer. Suskauer and Stewart would both later serve as Bar president.“I’m very proud of our social media efforts over the last seven years and the fact we are recognized as one of the national leaders in Bar communications,” Walker said. “We weren’t the first Bar in the country to start using social media to engage and connect with our member attorneys, but I think we have maximized its potential over the years to reach our members and the public as well as any.”The Bar also launched accounts on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/the-florida-bar), which now has almost 13,000 followers, as well as YouTube (youtube.com/c/TheFloridaBar)and Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/thefloridabar), both of which have shown steady growth over the years. And the Bar’s rapid rise on social media has also had a trickle-down effect to its divisions, committees, and sections, most of which launched their own social media outreach — and are now active and continually growing on at least one platform — as a result of seeing the Bar’s success.The Florida Bar now has an entire webpage dedicated to the social media accounts of all Bar entities, which started with less than a dozen utilizing social media in 2014 — but has since grown to over 45.To follow The Florida Bar — or any of its many divisions, committees, or sections using social media — visit FloridaBar.org/socialmedia.last_img read more

Jun
11

Chris Colfer To Headline Yallwest 2017

first_imgHomeNewsChris Colfer To Headline Yallwest 2017 Apr. 27, 2017 at 6:00 amNewsChris Colfer To Headline Yallwest 2017Guest Author4 years agobriefscity briefscommunity briefsdaily press newssanta monica daily presssanta monica news DowntownYALLWEST has announced today that #1 New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor Chris Colfer will headline this year’s festival, which returns with more than 100 authors for the third year on Saturday, April 29, at Santa Monica High School.YALLWEST and its sister festival YALLFEST (based in Charleston, S.C.) are the biggest teen andmiddle grade book festivals in the country. Last year YALLWEST drew over 20,000 attendees and donated thousands of dollars in book sale proceeds to school libraries in the Santa Monica Malibu School District, as well as hundreds of books to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.YALLWEST is largely free and open to the public.Chris Colfer’s appearance will be a Spotlight conversation with #1 New York Times bestsellingauthor and YALLWEST co-director Melissa de la Cruz at 3:00 PM on April 29th at Santa MonicaHigh School’s Barnum Hall. It’s a ticketed event ($5) for space, and tickets will be available forpurchase in advance at www.yallwest.com. Colfer and de la Cruz will be discussing his newbook, Stranger Than Fanfiction, along with de la Cruz’s recent books, Alex and Eliza and theDescendants series. Signed copies of Stranger Than Fanfiction will be available for sale at thefestival.Additional YALLWEST keynotes include bestselling authors Cassandra Clare, Daniel Jose Older,Rachel Renee Russell, Shannon Hale, James Dashner, Brendan Reichs, Danielle Paige, VictoriaAveyard, and Alexandra Bracken.YALLWEST is the brainchild of a group of bestselling YA authors and YALLFEST organizers/alumni, including co-directors Melissa de la Cruz and Margaret Stohl (Marvel’s Black Widow & Beautiful Creatures). Additional authors on the board include Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures), Pseudonymous Bosch (Secret Series), Marie Lu (Legend), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s), Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me), Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy), Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows), Brendan Reichs (Virals), Ally Condie (Matched), Holly Goldberg Sloan (Counting By 7’s) and Veronica Roth (Divergent), as well as Gabriel Sandoval, Jonathan Sanchez, and Patrick Dolan.Friday, April 28 will be a Preview event at the Santa Monica Public Library, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. forschools, which will include Storyball presentations, photobooths, author panels and industrytalks. 4 – 8 p.m. will be open to the public with a Fierce Friday preview event.On Saturday April 29 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., YALLWEST will offer a full day of panels, signings, music, photobooths, food trucks, bookselling, cupcake parties, Quidditch gaming, Scrabble tourneys, giveaways and nonstop fun. The full schedule of panels and events will be posted at www.yallwest.com.Submitted by Megan BeatieTags :briefscity briefscommunity briefsdaily press newssanta monica daily presssanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentRunway reduction options unveiled to the publicA French Farce Is Hard to ParseYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson22 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter22 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor22 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press22 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press22 hours agolast_img read more