Altices US arm has launched its new advanced set

first_imgAltice’s US arm has launched its new advanced set-top, the Altice One.The new box, based on the design created by Altice for the European market and deployed in France, includes a new UI and integrated access to live TV, video-on-demand, apps such as YouTube and Pandora, cloud DVR recordings and WiFi connectivity. It also provides content navigation via a voice-activated remote control.Altice said that the box, which has been in customer trials, will be available in select areas of Long Island first, beginning nextweek, and will roll out across the Altice USA footprint in the coming months.After launching advanced boxes in France, Israel, Portugal and the Dominican Republic, Altice said that the Altice One was its most advanced platform to date. Other features of the 4K device include restar and cloud-DVR functionality and the Altice One App, a new app that enables users to watch live TV, VoD and recorded content from their DVR on mobile devices.Altice USA chief Dexter Goei“We live in a world where content and technology are converging at a fast pace, and Altice One provides the experience, entertainment and connectivity that consumers are looking for today. Altice One is just the beginning of a new, better and simple experience for Altice’s Optimum and Suddenlink customers as we look to become the connected home provider of choice now and into the future. Less than two years after acquiring Cablevision and Suddenlink, we’re thrilled to bring this new service to market for our customers and reinforce our ongoing commitment to continuous innovation in the US,” said Altice USA chairman and CEO Dexter Goei.The launch came as Altice posted its Q3 results, with strong growth in the US market being largely offset by revenue declines in France and particularly Portugal.Altice saw overall revenue growth of 0.3% to €5.755 billion, boosted by 3.2% growth from Altice USA to €1.97 billion and a strong showing in Israel. Altice France saw revenues slip by 1.3% to €2.757 billion, while Altice Portugal saw a decline of 3.1% to €566 million due to “mismanagement of rate events”.Altice Group adjusted EBITDA grew by 4.2% on a constant currency basis to €2.358 billion, driven by 18.9% growth in the US.Michel Combes“Our priority is execution on our clear long-term strategy: to be the number one operator for the quality of our wholly-owned telecoms infrastructure and the number one convergence player, providing the best customer experience with best-in-class financial performance. Revenue growth and margin expansion for Altice Group are currently being driven by the strong performance of Altice USA. The launch of Altice One is just the beginning of a new, better and simple experience for our customers as we look to become the connected home provider of choice. And as we invest more in our fibre project and digitalisation we will continue to improve service metrics, further reduce churn and see additional efficiency savings,” said Altice CEO Michel Combes.“In Europe, we are intensifying the operational focus to improve customer experience and return France and Portugal to growth. To support the turnaround here we are expanding our fibre FTTH coverage at an accelerated pace as well as continuing to invest in improving our mobile network quality and providing differentiated content bundles. Lastly, we are also quickly expanding into the media and advertising space which are our fastest growing businesses in the Group today.”last_img read more

Continue Reading

airportcourtneycoxDerryjohnnymcdaidpatrolsnow

first_img airportcourtneycoxDerryjohnnymcdaidpatrolsnow COURTENEY COX FLIES IN TO MEET FUTURE IN-LAWS was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: Courtney Cox (centre) with Charlene Shongo (left), commercial manager at City of Derry Airport, and Siobhan McAnaney, the airport’s customer services manager.Courteney Cox has flown into Derry to meet her future in-laws.The “Friends” star and her fiancé, Derry man Johnny McDaid of supergroup Snow Patrol, announced their engagement on Twitter on 27 June last, 12 days after her 50th birthday.The bride-to-be appeared happy and relaxed and posed for photographs and signed autographs on her arrival at City of Derry Airport from Stansted Airport in London this afternoon.center_img ShareTweetlast_img read more

Continue Reading

Derry City Council community relations officer Car

first_img Derry City Council community relations officer Caroline Devenny (centre, right), with members from the Filipino community (from left), Erliza Bautista, Honey Zaragoza, Maylene Trabajada, Erlinda Silvosa, Jonah Atos, Miriam Pascua, and Geraldine Perez, help to make costumes in a Kabalikat in North West workshop, for the city’s Hallow’een parade.The North West’s vibrant Filipino community will be providing some spine-chilling drama at what is shaping up to be a truly spooktacular Hallowe’en carnival parade in Derry on Friday, 31 October next.Members of the Kabalikat association will be re-enacting scenes from Filipino folklore’s Festival of the Dead for the first time during Derry City Council’s annual Banks of the Foyle Hallowe’en Carnival which is expected to attract thousands of local and international visitors to the city.Kabalikat was established in February of this year to provide support for the 130 members of the Filipino community residing in the Derry City Council area. Jonah explained: “The performers will be dressed in various costumes, such as zombies, vampires, corpses, white lady, ghosts, skeletons, graveyard caretaker and the Filipino folklore Festival of the Dead characters called the ‘Aswangs’ or ‘Manananggals’, which are half-bodied flesh-eating women at night with large wings and big, strong teeth.”Kabalikat members have been busy rehearsing in each other’s houses and at dance studio premises in Spencer Road, as well as attending NWCI workshops organised for the groups in the Rath Mor Centre.Costumes, skulls, bones, lanterns, spears and other suitably frightening props are being created in readiness for the parade which will feature plenty of scary faces and moves from various cultural traditions, departing from Derry City Council offices, Strand Road, at 7pm on Friday, October 31st.Derry City Council community relations officer Caroline Devenny (left), with members from the Filipino community  Geraldine Perez and Miriam Pascua,  help to make costumes in a Kabalikat in North West workshop, for the city’s Hallow’een parade. 4214-1837MT.Derry City Council community relations officer Caroline Devenny (centre, right), with members from the Filipino community (from left), Erliza Bautista, Honey Zaragoza, Maylene Trabajada, Erlinda Silvosa, Jonah Atos, Miriam Pascua, and Geraldine Perez, help to make costumes in a Kabalikat in North West workshop, for the city’s Hallow’een parade. ShareTweet Jonah Atos, chairperson of the group, explained that while most of their community had been living and working in the Derry area for over 10 years, the group was formed to address feelings of isolation and their desire for greater involvement in the local community and with other cultural groups.Kabalikat – which translates as ‘solidarity/you’ll never be alone’ – also aims to promote Filipino culture within the wider community, says Jonah, who has lived in Derry for almost 14 years.  The group is excited to be sharing Hallowe’en tradition and myths from the Phillipines as part of the multi-cultural civic celebrations in its adopted home city.Fifty members of Kabalikat including adults and children aged from five upwards, will be performing to an interpretative musical Hallowe’en themed dance along the route of the parade which is being co-ordinated by the North West Carnival Initiative (NWCI).center_img FILIPINO FOLKLORE BRINGS “FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD” TO HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL was last modified: October 18th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: carnivalDerryfilipinohalloweenlast_img read more

Continue Reading

In This Issue   Spain Italy  PMIs beat expe

first_imgIn This Issue. *  Spain & Italy  PMI’s beat expectations *  UK Services push sterling to 4-year high! *  RBA leaves rates and hawkish statement unchanged. *  Silver is stuck in the mud. And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. It’s All About The Currencies Today. Good Day! . And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! I couldn’t believe my ears this morning when the alarm went off, for it wouldn’t register in my mind that it was time to get up, and I kept saying to myself, that’s a false alarm, go back to sleep! But. Returning to sleep mode was not in the cards, as I soon figured out, that it was not a dream, and it was time to get up! UGH! I look forward to the day, I say, “Forget it, I’m going back to sleep!” It appears that the markets have finally figured that out, and decided not to go back to sleep this morning, and therefore carry through the overnight rally in the currencies.  Of course some good data prints from the Eurozone, can be quite the help in that regard! Gold is flat today, after pushing past $1,300 on Friday, and staying there yesterday. I’ve got a few things to talk about today, and some housecleaning to do, so as the Michael Stanley Band played many years ago, “Let’s get this show on the road”. Front and Center this morning, the Eurozone peripheral countries such as Spain and Italy printed strong PMI’s (manufacturing indexes) to start the month off on a good foot. Spain’s PMI actually was an acceleration of the previous strong report. For those of you keeping score at home, Spain’s PMI for April hit a 3 year high of 56.5, and marked the 5th consecutive month that it beat not only the expectations but the U.S.’s PMI figure. Italy printed a PMI of 51.1, and beat the expectations also.  Given the strength of these two PMI’s going into the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting on Thursday, I think what I said yesterday about how there will be no drama at this ECB meeting, is becoming even more accepted in the markets. This has the euro on the rally tracks this morning, folks. The euro is just a couple of ticks away from the March high of 1.3932.  Remember, though, the last time the euro got this high, and looked like it wanted to take out 1.40, that the rug got pulled out from under the euro, by something. Quite Frankly I don’t recall what it was, as I was actually in S. Florida watching either the sea come crashing into the beach, or my beloved Cardinals. But I’m sure it was something smartless, and pushed the euro back down. You know, I’ve said this many times through the years of this weak dollar trend, and that is: the ECB and Eurozone manufacturers don’t want to see the euro this strong. (remember when it was 1.50 before the financial meltdown, and looked like it might never fall?) The Eurozone leaders would prefer to see the euro between 1.20 and 1.30. But, as I’ve also said before, I don’t think the ECB is interested in currency wars, or selling the euro to weaken it. So, jawboning the euro in the direction the ECB feels to be right, is their tool of choice. Late last year when the euro was around 1.28-1.30, I told you all that I saw the euro returning to 1.50 this year.. Of course that was all centered around the idea that I had for the U.S. Fed, and their Tapering of Quantitative Easing / bond buying/ money printing/ cheap Japanese imitation. I’m still of the belief that later this year, we’re going to be looking at a very weak economy, and the Fed will have no other choice but to add to their  “signature bond buying program” and therefor throw the remaining credibility that they have out the window. And that won’t be good for the dollar, and with the euro the offset currency to the dollar, the euro then gets pushed higher and higher, whether the ECB wants it or not! I mean, come on, you probably thought I had gone quacky, lost my marbles, and all those other nice things they say when someone has their saneness questioned, when I said that about the euro, but think about that. the euro has gained 10-cents since then, did you think that was possible back when I said that? So, the open course has been set for the euro. And it’s not uncharted waters. been there, done that, bought the T-Shirt. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) met last night, and left their internal rate unchanged at 2.5%… There were no major changes to the accompanying statement, and the minor ones were at least positive, with the RBA acknowledging that there has been some improvement in indicators of the labor market. Tonight will see the March and 1st QTR Retail Sales reports from Australia, and later this week, we’ll see the latest labor report. All this good news and thoughts for things to print still this week, has the Aussie dollar (A$) on the rally tracks this morning, and has passed 93-cents once again. The New Zealand dollar / kiwi, is also on the rally tracks, but for no apparent reason other than to grab onto the A$’s coat tails and go for a ride! Kiwi has traded past 87-cents this morning, which is pretty thin air for the currency. I would say this, about the moves in A$’s and kiwi overnight, I would be careful here. Should anything hit the markets to upset the applecart, these two will get hit the hardest, because they have rallied the most!  And these days, I just can’t ever feel like it’s all seashells and balloons when there are so many things to worry about that could upset the applecart in a NY Minute! But having said all that, these moves higher are very welcomed by currency holders, and should be viewed as proof that what I’ve been saying all along is coming to fruition, in that the dollar would return to the underlying weak trend. I find all this dollar weakness interesting in that it comes at a time when the “flight to safety” deriving from the problems in Ukraine, should be enough to keep the dollar from falling like it has. But it hasn’t been. Speaking of Ukraine. Things there seem to be really getting ugly, which should be a heavy weight for the euro to shoulder.. But then maybe the markets see this Ukraine problem, like my friend Jim Powell, called it. “a passing storm”. In fact, Jim starts his latest letter with this note: “The biggest obstacles to peace and prosperity today aren’t the threats that dominate the news. Slow economic growth, high unemployment, uprisings in the Middle East, and North Africa, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and so on, are passing storms.” Should you be interested in reading Jim Powell’s Changes & Opportunities Report each month, and I must say I look forward to receiving mine each month, you can click here to check out subscribing to the letter. http://www.powellreport.com/section/subscription OK. Yesterday, I made a statement about the Cinco de Mayo celebrations being something along the lines of celebrating their independence. And I think I make that same error just about every year that 5/5 is on a workday!  Of course I really didn’t say it was their “independence Day”, which happens to be Sept 16. But it did gain them independence from the French at a battle of Puebla. So, I apologize to anyone that was offended by me not stating all that correctly! The British Pound sterling is kicking rear and taking names later again this morning. Pound sterling hit a 4-year high this morning at 1.6953, on the back of a better than the average bear Services report, and the fact that the Big Dog euro is off the porch this morning, chasing the dollar down the street! Canada printed a nice trade SURPLUS for February of C$290 Million, the largest monthly surplus since December 2011. The March report is expected to add to the C$290 Million, and put another notch in their belt of positive reports. The Canadian dollar / loonie is up  in value this morning to $.9140.  Or, as it is quoted on the street, 1.0940.  This has been a strong move below 1.10 for the loonie, and one that is welcome, as I feel the loonie has been held back artificially. Speaking of Trade Balances. The U.S. Data Cupboard will print the March Trade Balance, read. Deficit. this morning. Should be around $40 Billion in the red. And that’s it, other than the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index. Something that will fly completely out of the market’s radar today. As I said above, Gold was flat when I came in, but is down $2 right now, so still pretty flat on the day. I’m going to talk about Silver more today though. I read a report on Bloomberg that got me thinking about Silver. The Bloomberg report said, “While makers of everything from jewelry to solar panels are buying the most silver in nine years, price are languishing. Investors are dismissing industrial demand and instead focusing on the waning appeal of precious metals as a haven, with the Federal Reserve paring economic stimulus measures, inflation muted and equities rallying.” Hmmm. I have to say that while that explains why Silver can’t seem to get out of the mud at $19 dollars and change, it just doesn’t play well in the sandbox with what Chuck thinks should be pushing Silver higher. Ukraine, Chuck’s thoughts on tapering, inflation is not muted, go buy some beef, are all reasons for Silver to rally. And the equities rally? Well, I’ll repeat something I told my audience at the Orlando Money Show. “Everyone is interested in stocks again. Well, good for them! The last time this happened, it didn’t turn out too good for stock holders now did it? And all the time the stocks were heading higher, currencies and metals were left to drift in an ocean of red. But all good things must come to an end, right? And that’s all I have to say about that! . Now, before I head to the Big Finish this morning, I have this to say. OK. I see that I piqued a lot of interest from you dear readers regarding our new MarketSafe CD.  Look, I know it’s not the sexiest MarketSafe CD we’ve ever issued, and I know it won’t light up the night when it’s all said and done, and maybe, interest rates don’t rise in the next 5 years, so on, and so on.  But those are not reasons to complain about it, but, think about this.. Most people like things simple. Simple to use, simple to understand. They don’t want to have to need an engineer’s degree to understand the latest investment vehicle, put together by the quants at a Big Brokerage House. This MarketSafe was put together from a simple idea. That interest rates will go higher in the next 5 years. How high, is the question, but Shoot Rudy, wouldn’t you be kicking yourself if interest rates skyrocketed like they did in the late 70’s, early 80’s, and you didn’t have an investment to reward you for this increase in rates?  Now, I’m not saying they will skyrocket, I’m just saying, what happens if they do? For What It’s Worth. Have you ever heard of G. Edwin Griffin? Yes, he’s the author of the great book: The Creature from Jekyll Island, which chronicles the story of the beginning of the Fed, and how it was done in secrecy so as to not get the U.S. citizens all up in arms about a banking cabal.  Well, G. Edwin Griffin has an amazing story to his life, folks. A former CIA operative, etc.  Well, he has an email service that he sends out,  called “unfiltered news”. And that’s where I found this story. You’re going to love this one! “Late last week, a bill to legalize gold and silver as legal tender was passed through the Oklahoma state house. The vote was 74-12. Senate Bill 862 (SB862), was introduced by Sen. Clark Jolley and Rep. Gary Banz, with cosponsorship from Sen. Natham Dahm. It reads, in part: Gold and silver coins issued by the United States government are legal tender in the State of Oklahoma. No person may compel another person to tender or accept gold or silver coins that are issued by the United States government, except as agreed upon by contract. The bill also provides a state-level tax exemption to Oklahoma residents exchanging their precious metals for another medium of change: For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, there shall be exempt from Oklahoma taxable income, or in the case of an individual, the Oklahoma adjusted gross income, any amount of net capital gains, as defined in 26 U.S.C.A., Section 1222 of the Internal Revenue Code and included in the federal income tax return, which result from the sale or exchange of gold or silver for another form of legal tender. Oklahoma is now slated to become the second state to recognize gold and silver as legal tender authorized for payments of debts and taxes. Earlier this year, the Arizona senate also passed a similar bill by a vote of 18-12. But that bill has stalled in the state house. Currently all debts and taxes in Oklahoma and the rest of the United States are either paid with Federal Reserve Notes (dollars) which were authorized as legal tender by Congress, or with coins issued by the U.S. Treasury – very few of which have gold or silver in them.” Chuck again.  Yes, let me remind each and every one of you that: The United States Constitution states in Article I, Section 10, “No State shall.make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.” To recap. It’s a currency rally day, without Gold & Silver participating. At least right now they aren’t! The euro got going in the right direction this morning, as Spain and Italy both printed PMI’s (manufacturing indexes) that beat expectations, and in Spain’s case marked the 5th consecutive month that their PMI was better than that in the U.S!  The U.K. printed a strong services index number and the pound is at a 4-year high this morning. The RBA left rates unchanged and didn’t make major changes to their previous hawkish statement, so the A$ is rallying and taking kiwi along for the ride this morning. Currencies today 5/6/14. American Style: A$ .9340, kiwi .8750, C$ .9150, euro 1.3940, sterling 1.6975, Swiss $1.1450, . European Style: rand 10.5145, krone 5.9120, SEK 6.5040, forint 220.30, zloty 3.0160, koruna 19.6735, RUB 35.53, yen 101.75, sing 1.2475, HKD 7.7520, INR 60.11, China 6.1565, (a small mark down in renminbi overnight, very small) pesos 13.02, BRL 2.2425, Dollar Index 79.16, Oil $99.74, 10-year 2.62%, Silver $19.70, Platinum $1,448.25, Palladium $814.00, and Gold. $1,311.72 That’s it for today. Let’s see, what do I have in the bag of things to talk about today.  Oh! Alex received two scholarships last night at the Senior Awards, of which he was one of the masters of ceremony. He’s come a long way from the little boy that wouldn’t look people in the eye when he talked to them. Cardinals find a way to win in Atlanta. And Chuck gets news on scans. I can tell you that the doctor says I’m stable, “and that’s good” according to him. I on the other hand am not satisfied or happy with stable. So, the news was taken with a grain of salt for me. My wife says to be happy. The doctor says to be happy. Maybe I’ll get there, eventually.  I guess with all the metastasizing that I’ve had, there’s something to be said for being told there’s no new growths… Enough of that! That talk gives me the willies. Tonight is Senior Night at Alex’s last home Water Polo game. The seedings came out  for the State Tournament, and Lindbergh is seeded 4th.  Which would be a HUGE triumph for my son, Andrew’s public school team. To reach the final 4 would be HUGE! And if I were the Athletic Director at Lindbergh, I would give him a huge raise! HA!  And with that. I’ll get out of your hair today, and hope you have a Tom Terrific Tuesday! Chuck Butler President EverBank World Marketslast_img read more

Continue Reading

Editors note Yesterday Crisis Investing editor

first_imgEditor’s note: Yesterday, Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno told us about two stories every investor should be watching right now. Today, Nick is back to discuss two serious dangers most people haven’t even thought about. He also reveals his No. 1 investment idea for the year. Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch: Nick, let’s start with the bad news. What are a couple threats most investors have ignored? Nick Giambruno, editor, Crisis Investing: I think the petrodollar system could begin to unravel this year. It’s my number one “black swan” event for 2017. The petrodollar is an arrangement between the United States and Saudi Arabia. It basically ensures that every oil transaction by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a cartel of 13 major oil-producing countries, is done in U.S. dollars. The system has created a deeper, more liquid market for the dollar and U.S. Treasuries. It’s allowed the U.S. government and the average American to live beyond their means for decades. Most importantly, the petrodollar is the glue that holds the U.S.–Saudi relationship together. But the system, which has been in place since the 1970s, is starting to fall apart. J.S.: How so? Nick Giambruno: The geopolitical sands of the Middle East are rapidly shifting. Saudi Arabia’s regional position is weakening. Iran, which is notably not part of the petrodollar system, is on the rise. U.S. military interventions are failing. And the emerging BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries are creating potential alternatives to U.S.-dominated economic/security arrangements. None of this bodes well for the petrodollar. But Saudi Arabia’s weakening position is easily the weakest link in the petrodollar system today. That’s because the stars are aligning against the Saudi kingdom. The country hasn’t been this vulnerable since it was founded in 1932. J.S.: What can investors do to protect themselves or profit from the collapse of the petrodollar system? Nick Giambruno: Gold is by far the best way to profit from the end of the petrodollar. You see, the petrodollar system was put in place after the U.S. dollar went off the gold standard in 1971. It’s the main reason why the dollar is still the world’s reserve currency. When the petrodollar inevitably collapses like I expect, it’s going to rattle the global monetary system in a way not seen since the end of the gold standard. And, as you may know, this caused the price of gold to skyrocket from $35 an ounce in 1971 to $850 an ounce by 1980. That’s a staggering 2,300% rise in only nine years. Gold mining stocks, which are leveraged to the price of gold, did even better. I expect the returns to be at least this great after the end of the petrodollar. We’re talking about a truly once-in-a-generation kind of investing opportunity. I think this could happen sooner than most people think… That’s why I laid out a blueprint that explains how to profit from the collapse of the petrodollar system in the latest issue of Crisis Investing. As I explained in that issue, you won’t want to find yourself on the wrong side of history when this happens. J.S.: Are there any other hidden dangers our readers should know about? Nick Giambruno: The unsound banking system is a threat most people have never even considered. You see, most folks assume the banking system is safe. Boobus Americanus thinks he actually owns the money in his bank account. But that’s not true. Once you deposit cash in the bank, the money is no longer your property. It belongs to the bank. What you actually own is a promise from the bank to repay. It’s an unsecured liability. In other words, money in a checking account is less secure than cash you would stick under your mattress. Of course, 99.9% of people don’t realize this. J.S.: Why shouldn’t people trust banks with their life savings? Nick Giambruno: When you put money in your checking or savings account, you become a creditor of the bank. If the bank gets in trouble, you’re going to get burned. This wouldn’t be a problem if banks were responsible with deposits they’ve been trusted to look after. But most banks gamble with people’s money. They bet on risky investment fads like mortgage-backed securities. This happened on a grand scale during the last financial crisis. Of course, we’ve all been told the government will have our back if the banking system runs into trouble. After all, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) supposedly insures our deposits up to $250,000. That’s far more money than the average person keeps with their bank. This makes people think their money is safe. But it’s a false sense of security. J.S.: Why’s that? Nick Giambruno: The FDIC only has about $30 billion set aside in emergency funds. That sounds like a ton of money. But the FDIC insures around $9 trillion in deposits. In other words, the FDIC hasn’t even set aside one penny for every dollar it insures. There are also at least 36 U.S. banks with more than $30 billion in deposits. If just one of these banks fails, it could completely clean out the FDIC. That’s not even that unlikely, given how leveraged U.S. banks are at the moment. In short, the global economy is based on unsound banks dealing in unsound currencies. It’s a mile-high house of cards that looks wobblier by the day. Oddly, these facts don’t seem to shake the confidence the general public and most financial experts place in the banking system. WANTED: 1,000 Men and Women To Join Chris Mayer In The Most Ambitious Project Of His Career This is an entirely different Bonner & Partners project, with an ambitious goal to find stocks with the potential to become the biggest stock market winners of tomorrow. Success is not guaranteed. We could fail completely. But if it all works out the way Chris intends it to, just one idea could fund your whole retirement. If you have the courage to learn more, click here for the full details of his new project.​ – The Best Place to Hide Your Money It’s tax-free. Pays up to 37 times more than bank accounts. And you DON’T NEED TO REPORT IT TO THE IRS. No wonder the government doesn’t want you to know about this secret account. Click here. — Recommended Links J.S.: Scary stuff. What can people do to protect themselves? Nick Giambruno: Many people put more thought into what reality show they’re going to watch on TV tonight than which bank they choose to be custodians of their savings. Many don’t even realize they have other practical options. There are banks in stable jurisdictions with low debt that don’t gamble with customer deposits (i.e., your money). Many of these banks are much better capitalized, keep more cash on hand, and are otherwise much more conservatively run than those in the U.S. These offshore banks are almost always more responsible custodians of your hard-earned savings. Doug Casey and I describe how you can do it all from home in a free report. And there’s still time to get it done without extraordinary cost or effort, but you need to act quickly. Click here to download the PDF now. J.S.: What about opportunities? Where do you think people stand to make the most money this year? Nick Giambruno: If I were putting my own money into something today, it would be uranium, hands down. It simply has the most explosive upside. Doug says, “When the market wants into gold stocks it’s like trying to force the contents of the Hoover Dam through a garden hose. In the case of uranium stocks, it’s more like a soda straw.” Take Paladin Energy. Doug recommended this company during the last uranium bull market, and it leaped from one penny to $10 per share. That’s a 1,000-fold increase. A $10,000 investment could have exploded into $10 million. Even the worst-performing companies in the uranium sector delivered 20-to-1 returns during the last bull market. Uranium can deliver these almost unbelievable returns because of unique supply-and-demand quirks that create colossal bull and bear markets. J.S.: Hasn’t uranium been in a bear market for almost a decade? What makes you think the market is finally going to turn around? Nick Giambruno: The price of uranium has plunged more than 85% from previous highs. Longtime readers know Doug often says any asset down more than 90% deserves a look. In this case, uranium is close enough for consideration. Right now, uranium is selling for far less than it costs to produce. Very few uranium companies are making money. That’s led to a huge decline in global uranium output. Today, the uranium industry is producing about 50,000 tonnes per year while the global economy consumes about 68,000 tonnes of uranium each year. That means we’re looking at an annual deficit of around 18,000 tonnes. Global inventories make up the shortfall, but they may not be able to for much longer. You see, almost no one knows how much uranium is currently in storage. Governments and companies keep this a secret. Most experts I’ve spoken with say global uranium reserves could enter the “danger zone” within a year. If the price of uranium doesn’t rise soon, some of these mines could shut down. If enough companies fold, lights across the world could go out. But I don’t see that happening. I think it’s much more likely that uranium prices will surge. It’s the only cure for this brutal bear market in uranium. J.S.: So we could be looking at a major supply crunch in the near future? What about on the demand side? Nick Giambruno: It’s picking up. And new nuclear power plants in China, India, Taiwan, and South Korea practically guarantee that this will continue. China, which currently accounts for 8% of global uranium demand, is expected to overtake the U.S. (29% of demand) as the world’s largest uranium consumer by 2030. The country sees nuclear power as the best way to reduce its huge air pollution problem, since nuclear power is essentially “zero carbon.” J.S.: Is there anything else that could lift uranium prices? Nick Giambruno: Definitely. Donald Trump. As you probably know, Trump is strongly pro-energy. But most people don’t know that he’s pro-nuclear energy. A few years ago, he said, “I’m in favor of nuclear energy, very strongly in favor of nuclear energy.” Nuclear energy also fits right in with Trump’s “America First” platform. It’s critical for securing the country’s energy independence. This is huge. You see, nuclear power doesn’t have a great reputation. Many people associate nuclear power with meltdowns at places like Fukushima and Three Mile Island. But fears surrounding nuclear power are largely grounded in paranoia, not facts. If Trump can convince the public that nuclear power is good for the country, uranium prices could soar. Shares of uranium companies, which are some of the most beaten-down stocks in the world, could go parabolic. Overall, I can’t think of another asset with more upside and less risk than uranium. It’s every speculator’s dream, and easily my number No. 1 speculation for this year. J.S.: Good stuff as always, Nick. Thank you. Nick Giambruno: Anytime, Justin. Editor’s note: In November, Nick recommended a world-class uranium company. This stock is already up 19% in just two months. A month later, Nick “doubled down” on his bet by recommending a second uranium company. Shares of that company, a junior miner, have surged 29% since Nick recommended the stock just over a week ago. These are huge gains for such short periods. But these stocks could easily rise 5, 10, or even 20 times higher than they have already if uranium prices soar like Nick expects. Of course, you have get in front of the crowd if you want to have any shot at these kinds of life-changing returns. You have to buy uranium stocks when they’re trading for crisis prices…like they are right now. You can learn about Nick’s top uranium stocks by signing up for Crisis Investing. Click here to get started. In case you missed it: Casey Research founder Doug Casey recently sat down with Maurice Jackson of Proven & Probable to discuss his brand-new novel, Speculator. In this interview, Doug also talks about the art of speculation, the institution of government, precious metals, and more. Click here to listen.last_img read more

Continue Reading

NEW YORK AP — With the days of Derek Jeters glo

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — With the days of Derek Jeter’s glorious career playing for the New York Yankees dwindling down to a precious few, fans continue to fill Yankee stadium for one last look and photo, one last thrill. Wednesday afternoon got them 4 hitless Jeter at-bats as a DH, but the rest will soon be mercifully forgotten. Wasting a three-run lead and ultimately losing 9-5 loss to Nelson Cruz and the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees were eliminated from postseason contention, Jeter went 0 for 4 as the designated hitter in his next-to-last game home game, ending a seven-game hitting streak and dropping his average to .253.The Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 1992 and ’93. The only other time New York missed the playoffs during in the retiring captain’s 20-season big league career was in 2008.“It’s disappointing. It’s frustrating,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “This is not where you want to be at this time of year.”Trying to play through injuries to four-fifths of their starting rotation, the Yankees are 81-77 and still trying to ensure a 22nd straight season with a winning record. New York played the entire season without star third baseman Alex Rodriguez, suspended following a drug investigation by Major League Baseball.The Yankees were eliminated with four games remaining for the second straight year. They are scheduled to end the home portion of their schedule Thursday night, when Jeter is expected to be lauded by fans for a career that included five of New York’s 27 World Series titles. Rain is in the forecast.Baltimore, headed to the playoffs for the second time in three seasons, began the day 2 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Angels, who play at Oakland.Cruz had two of his four singles and slugger Adam Jones a safety squeeze in a six-run fourth for Baltimore, which is trying to overtake the Los Angeles Angels for the AL’s best record and home-field advantage throughout the postseason.As they have throughout the final homestand, fans stood, cheered and chanted “De-rek Je-ter!” for each of the captain’s at-bats during a rare September mid-week afternoon game. Even though Jeter was the designated hitter, the Bleacher Creatures included Jeter in the first-inning roll call. Jeter wasn’t in the dugout to acknowledge them with the customary wave.Stars were out to say goodbye to Jeter, though. Former teammates Tino Martinez, Gerald Williams and Cecil Fielder were on hand as was Mo Vaughn, the 1995 AL MVP with Boston. Willie Randolph, a former Yankees co-captain and coach, caught a foul ball behind home plate.Jeter was given an extended ovation after he tapped out to first base in the eighth but he remained seated in the dugout and did not come out for the curtain call. The game ended when Brett Gardner struck out looking with Jeter on deck.Bud Norris (15-8) fell behind 3-0 despite getting seven of his first nine outs by strikeout. He allowed a leadoff homer in the second to Stephen Drew then fanned five straight, a string stopped in the third inning with Chase Headley’s long ball.Norris improved to 9-1 against the division in 14 starts. He allowed three runs and five hits in six innings and struck out nine.Shane Greene (5-4) loaded the bases in the third but got Jones to ground into an inning-ending forceout. The rookie had no such success in the fourth inning, when the Orioles sent 11 men to the plate and scored three times with two outs.Ryan Flaherty had a bases-loaded two-run double and David Lough an RBI triple. Greene exited to boos after Jones bunted toward third base with Headley playing deep for a 6-3 lead.Mark Teixeira had an RBI double and two-run homer for New York.TRAINER’S ROOMOrioles: Manager Buck Showalter said he exchanged texts with suspended 1B Chris Davis. Serving a 25-game ban following a positive test for an amphetamine, Davis reported to the Orioles complex in Sarasota, Florida, and will play in instructional games. Davis could return late in the postseason.Yankees: Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) and Carlos Beltran (elbow) are still not ready to return, and manager Joe Giardi said it would be “pretty tough” for either to play again this season.UP NEXTBaltimore’s RHP Kevin Gausman (7-7) and New York’s RHP Hiroki Kuroda (11-9) are scheduled starters in the series finale.HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Continue Reading

AEK Athens became the fourth team to advance in th

first_imgAEK Athens became the fourth team to advance in the Greek Cup semifinals, after Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and Aris Thessaloniki, by overpowering Koroivos Amaliadas 98 – 57.The last time that AEK had gone that far in the competition was eleven years ago, in 2005 when they had defeated Ionikos Lamias.The match against Koroivos, provided a great opportunity for some of the team’s youngsters like 19-year old Dionisis Skoulidas (11 points) to spend an increased playing time on court to show their skills. Mike Dixon (20 points) and Jaward Williams (12 points) and Roko Leni Ukic (10 points) were among the best performers for the winning side.Josh Richard was the top scorer of Koroivos with 12 points.Source: EurohoopsTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Continue Reading

MANCHESTER England AP — With their top strikers

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP) — With their top strikers absent, there were concerns that Manchester United and Tottenham could stumble in their push for Champions League qualification from the English Premier League.No need to worry.United defied the absence of the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic — and fatigue because of its hectic fixture schedule — to beat relegation-threatened Middlesbrough 3-1 away in a match that ended with player bust-ups on and off the field.Tottenham has lost top scorer Harry Kane for up to five weeks because of injury and the team’s attacking midfielders stepped up to fill the void, with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli scoring in a 2-1 win over Southampton. It was Spurs’ 10th straight victory at home in the league.With Manchester City and Liverpool drawing 1-1 in an end-to-end game of numerous chances at Etihad Stadium, the race to finish in the top four behind likely champion Chelsea is too close to call.Tottenham is in second place, 10 points behind Chelsea and two points ahead of City. Liverpool is a point further back in fourth and four clear of fifth-placed United, which has two games in hand.United has finished each of the last 19 weeks in sixth place in the Premier League, but finally climbed a spot with its win at the Riverside Stadium. Arsenal, which lost 3-1 at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, has slipped to sixth place.Here’s a closer look at Sunday’s three games:___MIDDLESBROUGH 1, MANCHESTER UNITED 3There were two noteworthy goals from United — Jesse Lingard’s spectacular 25-meter strike and Antonio Valencia’s injury-time walk-in after a slip from Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes — but they were overshadowed by bust-ups on and off the field around the final whistle.In stoppage time, just before Valencia settled the result, tempers flared when Middlesbrough’s Rudy Gestede and United’s Eric Bailly grappled with each other. Players from both teams piled in. The pushing and shoving continued in the tunnel after the match, with Bailly and teammate Ashley Young looking particularly aggrieved.Marouane Fellaini opened the scoring for United, which won despite Jose Mourinho fielding a weakened team missing Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and playing after competing in the Europa League on Thursday night.After weeks of chasing, the top four is suddenly in sight for United, although Mourinho said he would prefer to secure Champions League qualification by winning the Europa League.“The Europa League gives us the same, gives us Champions League football, but gives us a trophy, gives us prestige, gives us a European Super Cup,” Mourinho said.___TOTTENHAM 2, SOUTHAMPTON 1Son Heung-min started up front in place of Kane but it was Eriksen and Alli who delivered.Eriksen drove home the opening goal from the edge of the area in the 14th minute and Alli converted a penalty in the 33rd after he tumbled under Steven Davis’ challenge following a series of poor clearances by Southampton.James Ward-Prowse celebrated his call-up to the England squad with a 52nd-minute reply for Southampton. TweetPinShare0 Shares MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Across his stellar managerial career, Pep Guardiola has won the Champions League twice, captured 19 other major trophies and coached perhaps the greatest ever club team in Barcelona’s class of 2009-11.It was surprising then that the Manchester City coach thought a 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday represented “one of happiest days of my career.”City’s players, Guardiola revealed, had been moping around the training ground — “they were so, so sad” — since the team’s Champions League elimination by Monaco on Wednesday, and were now facing a direct rival for the top four that specializes in winning heavyweight Premier League games.When Liverpool took the lead through James Milner’s penalty in the 51st minute, City’s resolve was tested again. That his players managed to come out of the game with a point, through Sergio Aguero’s 69th-minute goal, gave Guardiola a special feeling.“It is one of the days I am proud of the most,” an animated Guardiola said.His Liverpool counterpart, Juergen Klopp, felt Guardiola was caught up in the moment — “He is Spanish, They are a little bit more emotional than Germans” — but perhaps it was understandable after the riveting fare that the two teams had just served up.Aided by some weak defending, there were chances galore at Etihad Stadium and it came as a surprise that only two goals were scored.A penalty was always likely in this game — played on a slick surface after pre-match rain — because of the last-ditch defending on show. In the first half alone, there was Nicolas Otamendi’s pull on Sadio Mane as the Liverpool forward ran clean on goal, Milner’s clip on the ankle of Raheem Sterling as the City winger looked set for a tap-in, and Ragnar Klavan’s apparent tug on Aguero in the same move.All three were 50-50 calls and not given but City defender Gael Clichy’s foul on Roberto Firmino was clear, with the left back having previously lost his man by slipping over. Milner, a former City player who had been jeered by sections of the home crowd in the first half, sent Willy Caballero the wrong way from the spot for his seventh successful penalty of the season.City’s equalizer was slickly executed, with Kevin De Bruyne delivering a teasing low cross from the right that Aguero tucked home from just outside the six-yard box. Aguero has scored in all five homes games against Liverpool in the Premier League.In an end-to-end final 20 minutes, De Bruyne struck a shot against the post, Adam Lallana kicked fresh air from close range with the goal at his mercy, and Sterling missed a one-on-one chance.Possibly the best opportunity fell to Aguero in injury time, but he volleyed over from close range.A draw was probably a fair result in the end, keeping the teams in the last two Champions League qualifying places. Chelsea is seemingly running away with the title, so the objective for City and Liverpool is to finish in the top four.Liverpool kept up its excellent record against its rivals in the top six this season, with Klopp’s team winning five and drawing five from 10 games. How the Reds regret slipping up so often against the league’s lower-placed side.“There is one outstanding, consistent side this year and they will be champions probably,” Klopp said. “The rest fight with all they have for the Champions League.”Fourth-placed Liverpool is four points ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United, having played two games more.The race for Champions League qualification is going down to the wire.last_img read more

Continue Reading

ATHENS AP — Atromitos drew with Panathinaikos 1

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Atromitos drew with Panathinaikos 1-1 and took over the lead in the Greek league on Saturday.Abiola Dauda scored after only three minutes, assisted by Nicolas Diguiny. Panathinaikos equalized in the 30th through Guillermo Molins’ penalty kick.Despite being a man down from the 68th, when Kyriakos Kyvrakidis was shown a second yellow card for a dangerous tackle, Atromitos was not seriously threatened.Atromitos was a point ahead of AEK Athens and PAOK, and two in front of defending champion Olympiakos.PAOK and Olympiakos travel to Panionios and Kerkyra, respectively, on Sunday, and AEK hosts last-place Platanias on Monday.Panathinaikos is sixth.The other games on Saturday, Giannena vs. Xanthi and Apollon vs. Lamia, also ended 1-1.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Continue Reading

KAZAN Russia AP — Four years after Radamel Falc

first_imgKAZAN, Russia (AP) — Four years after Radamel Falcao was supposed to lead Colombia at the World Cup, he’s doing just that.Falcao missed the tournament in Brazil with a knee injury and had to wait until arriving in Russia to score his first World Cup goal. It came in Colombia’s 3-0 victory over Poland on Sunday.“It’s a dream goal,” Falcao said. “I’m happy for the victory, for the team’s performance and the goal that I scored, which I’ve been waiting for for many years.”The victory kept Colombia in the running for a spot in the round of 16 and knocked out Poland, the first European country to be eliminated.Falcao, Colombia’s all-time leading scorer with 30 goals, made sure he would stay healthy for this year’s World Cup by sitting out several matches with his Monaco club this season.So far, so good.“We always hope that he can score and hope that he can be fit as he was today, and we want to help him,” Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said. “I think the fact that he scored was very important, not just for today but for the matches to come.“He is a symbol of the national team. He is a symbol of Colombian football.”Poland’s Lukasz Piszczek reacts after Colombia’s Radamel Falcao scored his side’ second goal during the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)Playing some scintillating soccer in Kazan, Falcao scored with the outside of his foot in the 70th minute after a superb pass from playmaker Juan Quintero in the back of the defense.Yerry Mina scored the first goal in the 40th and Juan Cuadrado completed the win in the 75th.Both teams lost their Group H openers and knew another loss would end their hopes of advancing. Colombia will next face Senegal on Thursday in Samara with a chance to win the group, while Poland will play Japan in Volgograd.Senegal and Japan drew 2-2 earlier Sunday and lead the group with four points each.Mina out-jumped the Poland defense to head in the opening goal from James Rodriguez’s cross, rewarding a spell of domination by the Colombians.Rodriguez’s through ball after Poland lost possession in midfield led to the final goal. Cuadrado collected the pass and rushed toward the box, timing his shot perfectly to beat goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny fails to stop Colombia’s second goal, by Radamel Falcao, during the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)Poland got off to an aggressive start in the hot and humid Tatarstan capital, pressing high and winning most of the duels in the opening minutes.Colombia gradually settled in, though, with Quintero providing attacking width and Cuadrado proving dangerous with his subtle moves on the edge of the box.Colombia slowed the pace in the second half, showing good counterattacking qualities. Quintero came close in the 56th minute on the break, but his goal-bound shot took a deflection.Cut off from the rest of his teammates, Robert Lewandowski had a few attempts but could not convert his rare chances.GROUP DYNAMICSColombia is still alive ahead of its final match against Senegal and can still win the group, while Poland can only hurt Japan’s chances of advancement.KEY TO SUCCESSESGiven his first start after fully recovering from a calf injury, Rodriguez lived up to expectations. He pressed relentlessly, tracked back and delivered an assist for Mina.Rodriguez has now been directly involved in nine goals in seven World Cup appearances for Colombia, scoring six and assisting on three. He formed an excellent partnership with Quintero to create some beautiful play for Colombia.Besides scoring, Mina was also excellent in containing Lewandowski throughout the match.POOR POLANDPoland played well for 15 minutes but then faded.The team was overwhelmed in midfield and looked clueless in attack in another error-ridden display that resulted in an early exit.Poland has now failed to keep a clean sheet in its last 10 World Cup matches, since beating Portugal 1-0 in 1986.“The Colombian team was a much better team,” Poland coach Adam Nawalka said.—By SAMUEL PETREQUIN , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Continue Reading

ATHENS AP — Brimin Kipkorir of Kenya has won the

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Brimin Kipkorir of Kenya has won the 36th Athens Marathon in the third fastest time, beating Ethiopia’s Tesfa Wokneth by almost two minutes.Kipkorir broke away from the leading group after 25 kilometers to win the hilly course in 2 hours 10 minutes and 56 seconds, 19 seconds off the course record set by his compatriot Felix Kandle in winning the 2014 race.Wokneth was second in 2:12:52 and fellow Ethiopian Asmeraw Mengistu was third in 2:13:20.Two other Kenyans rounded out the top 5.Shelmith Muriuki of Kenya won the women’s race — and was 17th overall — in a personal best of 2:36:46, beating fellow Kenya runner Rebby Koech (2:38:54) and Greece’s Eleftheria Petroulaki (2:46:09)A record 18,750 runners started the race Sunday morning.Kenya’s Misoi Brimin Kipkorir crosses the finish line to win the 2018 Athens Marathon, in Athens, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (InTime News via AP)Spectators cheer participants as they past Mati village, where 99 people died in a forest fire last summer, during the 2018 Athens Marathon, in Athens, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Continue Reading

Gerald CoonThe Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and

first_imgGerald CoonThe Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and Milwaukee-based Diverse & Resilient are considering joining forces in their efforts to serve the city’s LGBTQ community.The boards of both nonprofits are completing a due diligence process to examine a possible merger of their organizations.Diverse & Resilient, which was founded in 1995, works to address health disparities among LGBTQ people in Wisconsin, both through advocacy and direct-service work. The organization serves about 2,000 people annually and has 11 employees.The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, which was founded in 1998, provides various programs and services to the LGBTQ community, including support groups, a senior program, trainings, a library, youth programs and HIV prevention and testing. The most recent publicly available tax filing from the organization shows that as of 2016, it had 17 employees. Having collaborated over the years, the organizations first considered co-locating in a shared space two years ago, when each was facing expiring leases in its current space. The community center is located at 1110 N. Market St., near the Milwaukee School of Engineering campus. Diverse & Resilient is located at 2439 N. Holton St., near Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood.While they ultimately didn’t co-locate, conversations about a possible merger ramped up in January, following the departure of former community center executive director Karen Gotzler.“We work closely together now as it is and, in looking at the funding landscape, we felt it was an opportunity and wise thing to look at whether this made sense to merge the organizations,” said Gerald Coon, president and chief executive officer of Diverse & Resilient.Stephanie Sue Stein, interim executive director for the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, said the boards are currently evaluating whether their missions are best aligned as one organization.“Our boards are committed to asking the right questions,” she said. “What is best for the community? That’s the bottom line. If we were to join forces, do we form a stronger organization that will serve the LGBT community in a better, more comprehensive way?”Both organizations rely on government grants to fund their work. Government sources make up about 80 percent of Diverse & Resilient’s revenue, Coon said. He estimated that number is closer to 60 percent for the LGBT Community Center.In 2016 tax filings, Diverse & Resilient reported revenues of $1.4 million. That year, the LGBT Community Center reported $770,000 in revenue.Coon said there would be a change in name and branding if the organizations ultimately decide to merge, but specific changes aren’t being discussed at this point.The community center’s board of directors held a listening session for members this week to gather feedback on the possible merger. Stein said the discussion was largely positive.“People were passionate about the center but there was no overt concern about a merger,” she said.The boards plan to vote on the possible merger in late July. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

Continue Reading

The Corners of BrookfieldLast updated on May 15th

first_imgThe Corners of BrookfieldLast updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:50 pmJust over a year after opening, the owners of The Corners of Brookfield have announced they will spend $7 million over the next year to improve the common areas of the 750,000-square-foot retail, restaurant and apartment development.The Corners of Brookfield“Now, open a year, we want to revisit some elements of the common areas and better execute them for the benefit of our guests, our tenants and the Town,” said Robert Gould, head of U.S. operations at IM Properties, which is part of the joint venture that developed The Corners.The improvements, which were presented at Tuesday’s Town of Brookfield board meeting, include: Digital directional signage to direct shoppers to open parking spots.Signage improvements throughout the shopping center.High-speed elevators serving Union Street West and the new Theater District on Market Street.Traffic improvements.Painting improvements in the parking garage.Wider sidewalks and soft and hard landscaping improvements along High Street, Market Street and Union Street.Paving a vacant lot west of Von Maur for additional parking.A new bridge over Poplar Creek to extend to Janacek Road will also be constructed by the Town of Brookfield.Work on the first phase of parking improvements has already begun and will be completed in phases.“We want The Corners to provide an efficient and pleasurable shopping, dining and entertainment environment, and these enhancements will further that goal,” Gould said.The Corners opened in April 2017 on a 19-acre site bounded by West Bluemound Road, North Barker Road and I-94. The $200 million development was first unveiled by the Marcus Corp. in 2011.Today, the development is owned by Chicago-based Brookfield Corners LLC, the joint venture formed to build The Corners development.The Corners includes Von Maur, a 140,000-square-foot, two-story, high-end department store, Sendik’s, Café Hollander, L.L. Bean and Bel-Air Cantina.FreshFin Poke opened July 18 and Goddess & the Bakeris under construction and is expected to open by October. The center is nearly 80 percent leased, according to a Corners spokeswoman.Construction is also underway on Silverspot Theater, which is scheduled to open in spring 2019.The Mandel Group is opened 244 luxury apartments at the development in summer 2017; 80 percent are currently leased. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

Continue Reading

Preparing for Climate Change All three Mayors expr

first_imgPreparing for Climate ChangeAll three Mayors expressed concerns about climate change and preparing for future storms. What types of barriers might be needed to keep rising sea levels from causing more flooding like the storms this past winter? Some possible ideas include a seawall or gates out in the harbor. UMASS Boston has been working on a barrier study that should be released soon about what may be the most effective.In Boston, Mayor Walsh talked about raising parks 40″ to prepare for future flooding. The building of park features at a higher elevation is something that is included in the design concepts for the Langone and Puopolo Parks improvements.Mayor Driscoll, Mayor McGee and Mayor Walsh all agreed that they need to engage the state collectively to stress the importance of putting money toward preservation of our waterfronts. The population is shifting toward the coastline and we need to protect our homes and industries.Water TransportationThe Mayors then moved to discussing water transportation. Everyone agreed that a future harbor ferry system needs to be not city-by-city, but a coordinated effort between the cities on the waterfront. Mayor Walsh tied ferries in with climate change action, saying this form of transportation would reduce cars and thus reduce carbon emissions. He suggested the Environmental Bond Bill could help with ferry development. Of course, these ferries would need to be well-marketed and reliable.GentrificationThe last topic was gentrification. Mayor Walsh discussed the delicate balance of needing private developers to help pay for harbor resiliency and public open space, and the concern of bordering off the harbor with expensive developments. This is a bigger question about housing and how to get people living in the city to stay in the city. He stressed the importance of maintaining public access to the harbor.Q&AIn the Q&A portion of the event, attendees asked about more parking for motorcycles to reduce cars, as well as more opportunities for recreational boating such as public slips and metered docking. All three Mayors agreed these would be helpful in addressing transportation issues, as well as boost the economy.This sold-out event was held at the New England Aquarium IMAX and moderated by Bud Ris, advisor to the Green Ribbon Commission and the Barr Foundation. The Boston Harbor Summit for All continues on Wednesday, May 30 with a daylong program of talks and discussions on planning for the future. Mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem, Mayor Thomas McGee of Lynn and Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston participated in a discussion about the future of the harbor last Thursday as part of the Boston Harbor for All Summit.The overarching question posed to the Mayors was, “What does ‘Harbor for All’ mean for you, your city, and the people who live and work there?” All three talked about the growing value of the harbor as a resource to drive economy and transportation, as well as the importance of maintaining and improving public access to open space.Mayor Walsh emphasized the importance of creating open space along the harbor and reiterated the Imagine Boston 2030 plan to maximize our waterfront potential and preserve it for future generations. He spoke about making sure the City is smart about new developments and that these are resilient. New buildings should be designed in a way that is prepared for climate change, creates open space, and also protects the already existing areas around it.*Advertisement*last_img read more

Continue Reading

Anthony was a beacon in the neighborhood who grew

first_imgAnthony was a beacon in the neighborhood who grew to become a local hero. Anthony was taken from us in January of 2008, but his memory will forever live on as we remember “our buddy ol’ pal”.The Fund for Autistic Children is a non-profit organization to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families. The purpose of the organization is to raise funds that can be distributed amongst organizations in Massachusetts to be used for education, housing, recreation & research for this population. If you would like to make a donation, please contact justinamoroso@gmail.com. The 3rd Annual Anthony “Wrinkles” Morella Memorial Street Hockey Tournament was played Sunday at the “The Gassy” (DeFilippo Playground) on Prince Street in the North End. All proceeds of the event support the local New England charity, The Fund for Autistic Children.After the full day tournament with ten teams playin, Bobby G’s Blackhawks took the first place trophy. Organizers Justin Amoroso, Michael James LoPriore and Sal Gesamondo said, “We would just like to thank you all, in particular all of our volunteers who made this day what it was!*Advertisement*last_img read more

Continue Reading

RAMA SIMPLE BIRTHDAY GATHERING Cebu City Mayor Mi

first_imgRAMA: SIMPLE BIRTHDAY GATHERINGCebu City Mayor Michael Rama will be turning 59 on Monday and would rather have a simple gathering with family and friends at his residence in Rama compound in Basak San Nicolas to celebrate his birthday.ADVERTISEMENT Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again View comments SMC bags Bulacan airport project MOST READ Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros UV Green Lancers trounce USC Warriors in quarterfinals of FilOil University Games LOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, Pateros At least 40 Navy personnel and their families can have a place to stay in during the duration of their tour in Cebu after the completion of construction of the four 10-door apartment type buildings inside the Naval Forces Central (Navforcen) compound in Cebu.MORE STORIESnewsinfoFirst a cockroach, now a fly disturbs DutertenewsinfoUS gives P2B to boost quality early education in Bicol, W. VisayasnewsinfoRed Cross extends assistance to victims of quake-hit BatanesMORE STORIESnewsinfoFirst a cockroach, now a fly disturbs DutertenewsinfoUS gives P2B to boost quality early education in Bicol, W. VisayasnewsinfoRed Cross extends assistance to victims of quake-hit BatanesThe project will provide shelter for those navy personnel assigned in operational areas in Visayas and Mindanao, said Philippine Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alano during yesterday’s blessing of two of the completed buildings which was also the 36th anniversary of Navforcen.The P47 million apartment building project is funded from the Malampaya Fund which has been questioned recently after some government officials apparently squandered P900 million of the fund.“We will assure the Filipino people that there will be proper utilization of these buildings for transparency,” Alano said.Each two-story apartment-type unit has a living room, three bedrooms, and a kitchen.  /Correspondent Michelle L. PadayhagADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Man, 69, nabbed for keeping guns with expired license in Makati City PLAY LIST 00:15Man, 69, nabbed for keeping guns with expired license in Makati City01:10400 kilos of ‘botcha’ chicken meat seized at Manila’s Paco Market01:133 tough cops have soft spot for Manila’s street kids03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next 4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental town LATEST STORIES Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal “I’ll spend it at home. I didn’t send invitations because it’s the barangay elections ,” Rama said in Bisaya.Rama said he does not want to be suspected of playing politics by gathering his allies and political supporters on his birthday.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealBesides, he said, he was well aware that they will also be busy monitoring the outcome of the barangay elections. /Chief Of Reporters Doris C. BongcacAPARTMENTS FOR NAVY PERSONNELlast_img read more

Continue Reading

Fake cop accosts real cops is arrested in Pateros

first_imgFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros The fire originated from the second floor where the electric fan was used. It spread to the adjacent rooms and also burned the ground floor.No one was hurt.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeThe house located in Genesis Subdivision is owned by Stanley Aguire.SFO3 Jovani Donosos said house helper Jane Chavez disclosed that the electric fan had been in use since Thursday morning. Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system LATEST STORIES Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Sedan catches fire on Edsa PLAY LIST 01:04Sedan catches fire on Edsa02:00Comelec confirms ‘accidental firing’ at PICC01:40Filipinos react to Notre-Dame fire03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Chavez and Aguire’s child immediately ran outside when they noticed the fire from the second floor. They were unable to save any of Aguire’s belongings in their rush to escape the blaze.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWoman perishes in Pasay blazenewsinfoWoman sets house on fire because of a spider, gets arrestednewsinfo‘An attack on all of us’: Anime fans reel after deadly Japan fireMORE STORIESnewsinfoWoman perishes in Pasay blazenewsinfoWoman sets house on fire because of a spider, gets arrestednewsinfo‘An attack on all of us’: Anime fans reel after deadly Japan fireDamage was pegged at P40,000 pesos./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZARead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SMC bags Bulacan airport project MOST READ Armed rider falls in police checkpoint Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal An overheated electric fan was the cause a fire which razed a two-story house in a subdivision in barangay Suba-masulog, Lapu-Lapu City.The Lapu-Lapu City Fire Department received the alarm at 8:35 p.m. last Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros BPI nets P13.74B in H1 View commentslast_img read more

Continue Reading

beixf phpsdk phpsdk1418 httpswwwbl

first_img be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/customized-mercedes-benzes-are-the-ultimate-mobile-offices/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/customized-mercedes-benzes-are-the-ultimate-mobile-offices/ Would you be more inclined to attend a dreaded business meeting inside a luxurious Mercedes-Benz? One company thinks so.Midwest Automotive Designs, a master Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van “upfitter” based in Indiana, outfits Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans into mobile offices fit for VIPs. The vans’ interiors have wood veneer trim and double-stitched leather. 4G LTE Wi-Fi, HD flat-screen TVs, iPad holders, audio amplifiers, sub-woofers, and HDMI connectivity are just a few of the technology features available.Customers can select the features they want from a slew of options and finishing touches, such as refrigerators and coat hooks.[Related: Google Introduces Wireless Service, Project Fi]Wade Martin, a financial industry executive, is already on his fourth van. “If you look at it in terms of billable hours, hiring a driver and traveling in this kind of office-on-wheels is the smartest thing you can do,” Martin says. “Every hour I’m in transit is now a productive hour. And I’m not having to work when I get home. I’m relaxed and I spend more time with my family.”The technology in these vans is what tends to attract customers, largely business executives. “Our custom luxury vans really do evoke that classic sense of style and elegance,” says Midwest’s President, Tim Gray. “But what astonishes people is the level of technology we’re now able to surround them with.”Gary says that demand is at an all-time high because business people want to always remain connected while traveling.In the end,” notes Gray, “the one thing busy execs can’t buy more of is time. But with a Mercedes Sprinter van converted to meet their needs, and crafted to our standards, they can make the most of every hour of their day. People think it’s a luxury. But for our customers, it’s really more of a necessity.”last_img read more

Continue Reading

beixf phpsdk phpsdk1418 httpswwwbl

first_img be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/t-d-jakes-introduces-expanded-interactive-bible-app/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/t-d-jakes-introduces-expanded-interactive-bible-app/ 11 Principles to Succeed in Business and Life, …SOAR Empowerment with T.D. Jakes | April 6, 201…SOAR Empowerment with T.D. Jakes | July 27, 201… Pastor, entrepreneur and best-selling author T.D. Jakes has partnered with content provider, Inspired Properties, to introduce the T.D. Jakes Ministries Bible App to his millions of followers and others worldwide. Users can have a multi-sensory, interactive experience that presents the entire Bible in an engaging and entertaining format.[Related: African Americans Use Technology More Than Others For Worship Services]Via the app, users are privy to an international cast of award-winning actors, musicians, notable personalities and members of the clergy, who bring key passages and well-known stories to life in vivid audio depictions. They can also read pastoral study notes from Jakes, live videos of his sermons at The Potter’s House, and other custom content.Activities from his branded conferences, like the International Pastors and Leadership, which is set for April 21 — 23 and MegaFest in 2017, will also be available live via the app.“The key to biblical understanding is accessibility,” said Jakes, in a statement. “It’s critical to get bibles in the hands of the people in an easy, user-friendly way so that they may experience its power to transform lives in a personal way. Technology allows the Word of God to be experienced fully against the backdrop of the digital language.”The app was originally made available to his Dallas, TX, congregation, partners and e-church members in late December 2015, and already has more than 10,000 downloads. A plan is in place to add new themed curriculum plans, additional biblical translations, live podcasts and other tailored materials and content.Faith leaders are already praising the innovations of the app. “In the 14th century, John Wycliffe, John Huss and others struggled to make scripture available to more people; William Tyndale was the first to print the English New Testament in the 16th century. Since then, the flood-gate of Bible aids have supported the Christian mission to spread the Word around the world,” said Antipas L. Harris, Ph.D., associate professor of practical theology and ministry at Regent University. “The 21st century, presents us new technology for innovative means of communication. Bishop T.D. Jakes, once again, has broken the mold. His new Bible aid joins a rich Christian tradition of Bible translators and missionaries. The Bible app makes the Word of God more easily accessible to this generation. Indeed, the Word has become like one of us and has made its residence in modern technology.”last_img read more

Continue Reading

The AntiTransgender Free Speech Bus Came to Boston

first_img 000 The Anti-Transgender “Free Speech Bus” Came to Boston Protesters swarmed, and Mayor Marty Walsh raised the transgender flag at City Hall. 3/30/2017, 4:58 p.m. Print Photo by Abbi MathesonThe anti-transgender “Free Speech Bus” that’s been touring the Northeast made a stop in Boston Wednesday morning, and the welcome it received was less than hospitable.Protesters gathered to counter its message, a transgender flag was flown at City Hall, and the drivers of the now-infamous tour bus dealt with the harsh reality of parking on Boston’s streets.The bus arrived at City Hall around 10:30 a.m., and despite having some trouble finding a spot to park, it caught the attention of some photographers and other onlookers. A passerby chucked a coffee at it before running away. As the bus departed for the State House, three protesters tried blocking the road.People are now blocking the bus from moving. #FreeSpeechBus pic.twitter.com/4cODRiDhU2— Abbi Matheson (@AbbiMatheson) March 30, 2017On Beacon Hill, members of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), the GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Youth flanked the bus and chanted, “No hate, no fear, trans people are welcome here,” and “Your ideology kills people.”Jonathan Reveil from @GLADLaw at the #FreeSpeechBus pic.twitter.com/8zMOZ5zikx— Abbi Matheson (@AbbiMatheson) March 30, 2017Several protesters exchanged words with its operators, including one demonstrator holding a “DOWN WITH CIS!” sign, who stood in front of the bus and refused to move, before being escorted away by Boston police.Photo by Abbi MathesonLater, back at City Hall, Mayor Marty Walsh raised the transgender flag and held a brief ceremony in support of trans people.“The transgender community is in my office in City Hall and is in the city of Boston. And we’re going to continue to work with the community hand in hand,” Walsh said, adding that it is “important for us to, every now and then send a message to let people know we will not be intimidated by discrimination or harassment.”Boston stands with transgender community. pic.twitter.com/kTXYWcRlzr— Abbi Matheson (@AbbiMatheson) March 30, 2017In the afternoon, the “Free Speech Bus” made its way to Cambridge.Joseph Grabowski, spokesman for the groups responsible for the bus, told reporters it would visit Harvard, saying he wanted to respond to a new culture in academia discouraging students with conservative views to voice their opinions. In Harvard Square, the bus was once again greeted by protesters, who chanted “trans lives matter!”#FreeSpeechBus drawing some attention outside Harvard SQ, all peaceful so far pic.twitter.com/40AZOw0ZNR— Evan Lips (@evanmlips) March 30, 2017 Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! center_img The bus parked near an MBTA bus stop (and was asked to move by the police), stopped traffic, and circled the Cambridge Common looking for a place to park. It also appears someone wrote the words “hate speech bus” and “hate is not welcome here” in marker on its side.I gotta sign off and work but please keep making fun of the Party Bus of Precious Boys for me #FreeSpeechBuspic.twitter.com/S0QP3OUIZs— Faine Greenwood (@faineg) March 30, 2017The bus is the work of a group called CitizenGo, funded by the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage and International Organization for the Family. Those groups say their tour continues tomorrow in New Haven, Connecticut, and on Saturday in Philadelphia.“They may hate us,” CitizenGo declared in a tweet along with a video of the markings on the side of the bus, “but we continue to fight in defense of #FreedomOfSpeech!” By Abbi Matheson· Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* They hate us, but we continue to fight in defense of #FreedomOfSpeech! #FreeSpeechBus pic.twitter.com/kMtma1JJx1— CitizenGO (@CitizenGO) March 30, 2017last_img read more

Continue Reading