continue reading » 38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Mick Mulvaney is the properly appointed interim director of the CFPB, CUNA argued in a brief filed Tuesday in a suit challenging the director’s appointment.“CUNA and its members have a strong interest in ensuring that the CFPB at all times operates under proper direction of the official who is statutorily and constitutionally entitled to act as its Director,” the trade group said in its brief.When CFPB Director Richard Cordray resigned, he designated Leandra English, his chief-of-staff, as deputy director. Agency supporters argued that under Dodd-Frank, she would be interim director until a permanent replacement was named and confirmed by the Senate.However, President Trump asserted he has the power to appoint an interim director and designated Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget.
TOWN OF SOUTHPORT (WBNG) — The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office says one person was killed in a one-car crash Tuesday afternoon. He was transported to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, they say. The sheriff’s office says 69-year-old John J. Pendleton was killed when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree on Pennsylvania Avenue in the town of Southport. The sheriff’s office says it believes Pendleton had a “medical episode” which caused him to leave the roadway. New York State Police, Pine City and Southport Volunteer Fire departments and Erway Ambulance responded to the incident.
Only counties that do not foresee a surge in COVID-19 cases are allowed to have hospitals performing the surgeries. For a map detailing where cases are located in Broome County, click here. Wednesday morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced select counties, including Broome, will allow elective surgeries. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced there are 97 active cases of the coronavirus in the County. In total, 282 cases have been reported. Additionally, Garnar also said Lourdes and UHS hospitals will be able to perform elective surgeries. Healthcare workers or essential employees that wish to be tested for COVID-19 may get a test Friday, but they need to make an appointment first. 164 people have recovered from the virus and 21 people have died. Coronavirus numbers Garnar also reminded county residents that a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site has been established at Binghamton University. Drive-thru testing and elective surgeries Broome County April 29 coronavirus update
Borr’s fleet Offshore driller Borr Drilling has sold 14 old jack-up rigs en bloc to a non-drilling company as part of its rationalization program following Paragon Offshore takeover.The rigs will be delivered to the new unnamed owner over the next 30 days and the disposal is expected to contribute up to $16 million in profit to Borr’s 2Q 2018 results, the driller said on Monday while announcing the sale.The company further said that 13 of the rigs will be demobilized as drilling rigs and will be targeted for mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) orientated work. The remaining unit is allocated to development work for a specific life of field project. None of the rigs will re-enter the international jack-up drilling market post this transaction.Borr Drilling noted it has, since the conclusion of the Paragon transaction earlier this year, actively tried to reduce the daily operating cost and capex linked to rigs which from a technical, economical or safety perspective are not feasible to return to revenue generating drilling activities.Since the beginning of the year, Borr and Paragon have sold in total 26 rigs which will all leave the actively marketed jack-up fleet. According to Borr, the direct stacking cost for these 26 rigs was estimated to be around $35 million yearly which will be reduced to zero when the last rig is delivered within the next 30 days.Out of the total delivered jack up fleet of 531 units, in total 244 units (46 %) were delivered prior to 1988. In total, 104 of these older units have been stacked for more than a year. The cost and investments required to bring old, unemployed rigs back to the drilling market cannot be defended from a financial, operational or safety point of view, Borr explained. Borr Drilling said it has executed its divestment strategy and will, after the rationalization of the fleet and delivery of the remaining nine newbuilds, have 24 high spec jack-ups, making it the largest premium jack-up operator in the world.In addition, Borr Drilling owns five older jack-ups and one older North Sea semi-submersible all performing contractual obligations, and two older jack-ups unemployed in the North Sea Market.CEO, Svend Anton Maier, said: “We have, over the last 17 months, been able to build a unique fleet of 24 high specification assets acquired at attractive prices funded by a strong combination of equity and attractive seller financing.”He concluded: “We see clear signs that the tender activity in the market is increasing, to a large extent, driven by NOCs and major oil companies. With the solid operational platform built both organically and through the Paragon acquisition, we are very well positioned for what we see as the start of the next upturn cycle in the jack-up market.”
Ronaldo has been criticised recently after missing a penalty against Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-final and struggling to have an impact in the final versus Napoli. Former Italy international Luca Toni described Ronaldo’s performance in the last four of the Coppa Italia as ‘average’. “I saw the whole Juventus team in difficulty, even Cristiano Ronaldo, who looked like an average player in what was a very slow match,” Toni told Rai Sport after the Milan clash. “You expect a big performance from him but he looked like he was experiencing physical difficulties – he couldn’t even dribble past a man. read also:Ronaldo offers escape route for Man Utd flop as Solskjaer dilemma nears Ronaldo’s sister took to Instagram after the match to stick up for her brother, stating that he can’t always be expected to win matches on his own. She said: “What else can you do? It is what it is and my darling can’t work miracles alone. I can’t understand how they played like that. Anyway, keep your head up. You can’t do more, my king.” The Coppa Italia final loss marks the only time in Ronaldo’s career that he has lost two successive finals, having been defeated by Lazio in the Supercoppa Italiana at the tail end of 2019. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ronaldo slotted the first-half penalty down the middle in Juve’s 2-0 win over Bologna, a result that saw the Bianconeri move four points clear at the top of the table. The goal was Ronaldo’s 22nd in Serie A this season, one more than the 21 he managed in his debut campaign in Turin following his move from Real Madrid in 2018. In reaching 43 goals, the 35-year-old also moved beyond Rui Costa as the Portuguese player with the most goals in Italy’s top flight. Rui Costa spent eight years in Serie A, playing for Fiorentina and then Milan between 1994 and 2006. Former Manchester United star Ronaldo remains the top Portuguese scorer in Premier League history having scored 84 times in 196 appearances. He is the also the leading Portuguese scorer in La Liga history having registered 311 goals in 292 appearances for Real Madrid, where he is the all-time leading scorer. Only Ronaldo’s great personal rival Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has scored more La Liga goals. Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, overtook Rui Costa to become the leading Portuguese scorer in Serie A history on Monday. Loading…
Indianapolis, In. — February is National Career and Technical Education Month. To raise awareness, the Indiana FFA Association and other Career and Technical Student Organizations assembled at the Statehouse today and met with lawmakers about the important role CTE plays in readying students for college and their careers.One of the highlights of their visit was being recognized by members of the Indiana General Assembly with a resolution in the House Chamber, authored by State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany).“Career and technical education is critical to the future success of our state and communities, and it should be recognized as an option for all students,” Clere said. “CTE opens countless doors, and organizations such as FFA give students a chance to explore career options and develop relationships. This resolution provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of CTE and celebrate student achievement.”Career and Technical Student Organizations, like FFA, are integrated into a school’s CTE programs and courses, and extend learning through innovative programs, experiences, competitions and more. They are student-driven, and primarily based in high schools and career technology centers.Indiana has eight such programs that serve more than 24,000 students across the state. According to the National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations, 94 percent of students that participate in these types of programs graduate from high school.“These organizations are a great avenue for growing Indiana’s career ready workforce,” said Rob Hays, Indiana FFA Association Director. “The skills and knowledge students gain will last them a lifetime, and FFA is proud to be a part of that experience.”Indiana FFA offers more than 200 activities to help prepare its members for their next stage in life. Through Career Development Events and Supervised Agricultural Experiences, the students are able to apply what they learn in the classroom, gain real world experience and develop the skills necessary to pursue meaningful careers, ranging from biotechnology to mechanics to agricultural communications.They are also able learn soft skills, such as teamwork, complex problem solving and public speaking, and develop as leaders.“FFA has instilled a lifetime of connections and networking for me,” said Nathan Deatrick, Indiana FFA State Officer. “It has gotten me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to grow into the leader that I am today.”The eight Career and Technical Student Organizations include BPA, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, TSA and FFA. For more information click here.
RelatedPosts Iruland committed to environmental, national development — Oniru Oyo APC leaders storm Fayemi’s home for reconciliation Thunder strikes in Ekiti, kills 15 cows The Chairman, Ekiti Para-Athletics Association, Gbenga Familoni, has donated N25,000 each to all Para-Athletes in the state.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Familoni gave the cash gift on Tuesday at Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti. The chairman said the gesture was to cushion the effects of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic on them.He said: “I want the beneficiaries of the gift to see it as my own contribution to identify with them.“I believe this token will go a long way to cushion the effects of the lockdown directive by Ekiti Government as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.”In a similar vein, Ekiti All Stars Football Club has donated food items as palliatives to five Ekiti Para-Athletes.Dr. Sunday Afolayan, the Chairman of Ekiti All Stars Football Club, while giving the food items to the beneficiaries in Ado-Ekiti, described the gesture as a show of love. Afolayan said: “What we are giving to you is not an indication that you are poor, it is our show of love for you.“This gift is in appreciation of your courage to participate in sports, despite your physical challenges.”NAN reports that the food items included milk, Bournvita and biscuits.The Head Coach of Ekiti Para-Atheletics club, Peter Ojo, thanked the donors for the gesture and called on other well meaning Nigerians, especially Ekiti indigenes, to emulate same.Tags: Cash GiftEkiti Para-Athletics AssociationEkiti StateLockdown
Norwich City vs. West Ham Venue: Carrow Road Kick off: 12:30PMWest Ham United will be looking to boost their Premier League survival hopes and all but relegate Norwich City in the process in lunchtime’s clash at Carrow Road. The Hammers are four points above the relegation zone following a mixed run of form, while Norwich are 10 points from safety with four games to play.Last week’s impressive 3-2 win over London rivals Chelsea, secured through a late strike from Andriy Yarmalenko, was supposed to have kickstarted West Ham’s campaign.However, a 2-2 draw against Newcastle United four days later was a case of an opportunity lost, with United twice squandering a lead against opponents with little left to play for.Then came Wednesday’s 1-0 home loss to Burnley – Jay Rodriguez’s fine header shortly before half time condemning the Hammers to a fourth defeat in six matches.Thankfully for United, the teams below them have also struggled to pick up points since last month’s restart, so there is still a four-point buffer on Aston Villa. The Villans, as well as Bournemouth who are also on 27 points, have games in hand to play against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur respectively on Thursday.There is no doubt that David Moyes’s side are still very much in a relegation battle following their midweek reverse to Burnley, with four big matches to come.United have Norwich, Watford and Aston Villa to face in their four remaining games – three of only four teams currently below them in the table – plus a trip to in-form Manchester United.It is now effectively a battle between four teams for the two remaining relegation spots given that Norwich have already accepted their fate.The Canaries are rock bottom of the division, as they have been since pre-Christmas, and need to win all four of their remaining matches to have any realistic hope of staying up. With trips to Chelsea and Manchester City still to come, it is fair to say that Championship football will be returning to Carrow Road next season.Daniel Farke’s men are now playing for pride, and this visit of West Ham does at least offer them a chance to register just a sixth victory of a disappointing campaign.Four of those wins have come at home, giving City the worst home record in the top flight.Norwich City possible XI: Krul, Aarons, Klose, Godfrey, Lewis, Vrancic, McLean, Buendia, Stiepermann, Hernandez, Pukki. West Ham United possible XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Noble, Yarmolenko, Antonio, Bowen.RelatedPosts EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Leeds host first Premier League game after 16 years Tags: Carrow RoadEnglish Premier LeagueEPLNorwich CityWest Ham United
He told the Sunday Mirror: “Some people at City are trying to blame Yaya for what has happened this season. But those people aren’t taking responsibility for their own mistakes. “I am talking about executives who have bought players for a lot of money – and then put those players on the bench. Executives who spend a lot of money on Stevan Jovetic and then drop him from the Champions League squad. I feel sorry for Pellegrini. He’s a good coach, but a weak manager. “He won the title with the team left behind by (predecessor) Roberto Mancini.” Toure, whose relationship with the club came under strain last summer, has been linked with a move away this summer, with Mancini making clear his interest in signing the 31-year-old for Inter Milan. “If City want Yaya to leave, they should come out and say so,” Seluk added. “Two of the biggest clubs have already asked me if he is available, and I know that if City would sell, another 10 would call me inside 24 hours.” City go into Sunday afternoon’s match against West Ham four points above fifth-placed Liverpool and with the pressure firmly on Pellegrini. The Chilean has maintained he is not worried about his job, but admitted that could change if they dropped out of the Champions League places. “You are wrong if you think that, at this club, if you don’t win the title then you are out,” he said in a number of national newspapers. “If we miss the top four then maybe it will be different because that would not be the same thing, the analysis of the season will be different.” Press Association Yaya Toure’s agent has called Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini a “weak manager” and criticised the club’s chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain. Toure’s performances have come under the microscope amid a dismal run for City which has seen them go from title contenders to being in a battle simply to finish in the top four. But agent Dimitri Seluk has claimed the club are trying to make Toure a scapegoat for bigger problems behind the scenes.
McClaren was at the top of the list drawn up by Charnley in January as he looked to replace the departed Alan Pardew, and when he could not get his man at the time, he decided to hand Pardew’s assistant Carver the task of guiding Newcastle over the finishing line. But little did he expect at that point that a team sitting comfortably in mid-table would win only two of its next 16 league games and lose the last eight in succession, to slip into the thick of a survival fight. McClaren’s prospects of landing the job in the longer term may have been dealt a fatal blow by his continued reticence, but the club’s short-term focus is more fundamental. Saturday’s 3-0 humiliation at Leicester, during which Williamson and Daryl Janmaat were sent off, left the Magpies in 15th place in the table, but just two points clear of the drop zone. Thousands of fans have boycotted the last two games in protest at the way the perceive owner Mike Ashley to be running the club – but on Saturday they know only victory will ease their relegation fears. Given that they have only scored four goals and conceded 18 in the last eight games, that looks a remote prospect unless something changes radically in the Newcastle dressing room. And captain Coloccini is clearly hoping his open letter will do the trick. Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has begged the club’s fans to put their anger to one side and cheer the Magpies to a crucial Barclays Premier League victory at home to West Brom on Saturday. Coloccini apologised for the club’s recent plight and insisted: “Players and staff have come together in order to leave all past problems aside and to focus 100 per cent on the three ‘cup finals’ that we have left. ” I would like to make a call to all fans today to also leave aside all differences, all different opinions, anything that divides us as people who love this club. “On Saturday, please come to St James’ Park, create a great atmosphere, support the team more than ever, because at the end of the day what matters the most here is Newcastle United Football Club. “I am also a fan and I understand how badly you are hurting, but I think that the best fans are those who are there for their club in the worst of situations. “Today we need you more than ever. In these three games we need to be together, we need to be united, to be a family – a family that fights together against adversity, a family that strives to achieve the success that you and this club deserve.” Yet long-suffering Magpies fans might not be so easy convince having already taken to social media this week to express their disappointment that Carver is set to remain in his post. Despite reports to the contrary, Press Association Sport understands Carver neither offered to walk away during talks with managing director Lee Charnley, nor was asked to step down. But that situation might have been different had Derby boss Steve McClaren not indicated that he was not ready to give the Magpies the answer for which they were looking after a lengthy pursuit. Coloccini has taken the unusual step of issuing an open letter through the club’s media channels in the wake of another dismal week on Tyneside which saw coach John Carver survive crisis talks. Carver, who accused defender Mike Williamson of deliberately getting sent off in the Magpies’ eighth consecutive league defeat at Leicester on Saturday, did not merit a single mention in Coloccini’s extensive plea. Press Association