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first_imgFletcher said the forecast production levels were at the top end of their expectation and would depend on global economic growth, particularly in the Chinese and Russian markets.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 The deal is expected to create 500 jobs at Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata factory near Bologna, reinforcing the country’s long-suffering auto sector.The launch of the Urus SUV, which was unveiled as a concept at the Beijing Auto Show in 2012, also broadens Lamborghini’s portfolio beyond two sleek two-seat super sports cars — the Aventador and the Huracan — into the expanding SUV market.IHS Automotive lead analyst Ian Fletcher said the Urus SUV is an important addition to the Lamborghini brand, with the potential to attract new customers “who find the dramatic styling of Lamborghini products appealing, but find its typical sports cars restrictive.”The Urus SUV is expected to enter the market in 2018 with a production of 3,000 vehicles a year, more than doubling Lamborghini’s current output of 2,530. Lamborghini, which is owned by Volkswagen AG, said it will invest hundreds of millions of euros to expand the Sant’Agata factory from 80,000 square meters to 150,000 square meters.Winkelmann said the third model in Lamborghini’s portfolio will determine “stable and sustainable growth of the company and mark a turning point.”center_img MILAN (AP) — Super sports carmaker Lamborghini confirmed Wednesday it will enter the luxury SUV market and signed a deal to produce the new vehicle in Italy after receiving more than 80 million euros ($87 million) in government incentives.Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said at the signing ceremony in Rome with Premier Matteo Renzi that the Italian package “was the most competitive and won” against a rival bid from Slovakia. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Men’s health affects baby’s health too Automobili Lamborghini President and Chief Executive Officer Stephan Winkelmann, right, shakes hands with Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at Rome’s Palazzo Chigi, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Lamborghini announced Wednesday it will produce a new SUV in Italy after receiving government incentives. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more


first_imgFrom today (19 May) members can book with Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental via qantas.com, using Qantas Points instead of cash, when hiring a car in Australia or New Zealand.Qantas Loyalty CEO Lesley Grant said this adds to the already extensive options for redeeming Qantas Points. “This gives our Frequent Flyers even greater choice and flexibility in how they use their points and we think this redemption option will appeal to a wide range of our members.”Ms Grant also said the arrangement with Avis and Budget is unique, “Even when booking a car using Qantas Points, members will still continue to earn points for that booking at the same rate as they would if they were paying with cash.”Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Avis Budget Australia & Asia Pacific, George Proos, said today’s announcement rounds out the offering to Qantas Frequent Flyers, having been a points-earning partner for over 10 years. “It’s great to expand our partnership to offer Frequent Flyer members the chance to both earn and use Qantas Points on car hire in Australia and New Zealand … Members also have peace of mind knowing they can cancel their booking without penalty and get their points fully refunded if their plans change.”Qantas Frequent Flyer members are also able to redeem Qantas Points for flights, upgrades, hotels, travel insurance, gift cards, wine, and a huge range of products available from the Qantas Store.19 May 2015 Qantas Frequent Flyers now have a new way to use their Qantas Points, with the introduction of points-redemption on car hire.last_img read more


first_imgLas Vegas, NV – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineA unique ‘dark’ version of the iconic Girard-Perregaux world-timer, the ww.tc Dark Night launched at the JCK show in Las Vegas and features an imposing 43mm black ceramic case. The severity of the case and its precise finishes underline the powerful black dial highlighted with touches of red and white. The tinted sapphire case back also discloses the movement behind its shadow.Beyond a mysterious black aesthetic, ceramic is not only one of the most durable materials in watchmaking, but it is also light and wearable. The sophistication of this structure is enhanced by the use of an internal titanium container. Rubber coated crowns, push buttons and a black rubber strap supplement its sporty characteristics.True to Girard-Perregaux principles, the ww.tc Dark Night stands apart because of its mechanism. The Girard-Perregaux GP03387 selfwinding movement, designed specifically for this model, displays the time in twenty-four time zones with day and night indicator, date and fly-back chronograph.TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Black ceramic case with rubber coated crowns and push-buttons Diameter: 43 mm Sapphire crystal Tinted sapphire case-back secured by 6 screws Water resistance: 10 ATM Girard-Perregaux movement GP03387 Mechanical with automatic winding Calibre: 13’’’ Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h (4 Hz) Jewels: 63 Power reserve: minimum 46 hours Functions: Hour, minute, small seconds, date, fly-back chronograph, world time with day/night indicator Rubber strap with safety folding buckle Limited and numbered edition of 25 pieces onlywww.girard-perregaux.com<last_img read more


first_img Categories: Hughes News,News 30Sep Rep. Hughes announces coffee hours for Oct. 12 in Muskegon County Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, has scheduled four coffee hour events for Oct. 12 throughout the 91st District.“Coffee hours are always a favorite event for me, allowing me the opportunity to talk with people throughout the area and try to represent each person to the best of my ability,” said Rep. Hughes. “It is always open to the public.”The Oct. 12 hours will be:10-11 a.m. – Casnovia Township Hall, 245 Canada Road, Casnovia11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Mr. Quick, 5501 East Apple Avenue, Muskegon12:30-1:30 p.m. – Fruitport Township Hall, 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport2-3 p.m. – Blue Lake Township Hall, 1491 Owasippe Road, Twin LakePeople unable to attend the coffee hours events can schedule an appointment or share their thoughts by calling Rep. Hughes’ Lansing office toll-free at 877-633-0331. The representative also can be contacted by e-mail at hollyhughes@house.mi.gov; or by mail at N-1195 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909.last_img read more


first_img02Nov Rep. LaSata: It’s time to end driver responsibility fees State Rep. Kim LaSata today voted to end driver responsibility fees, saying the punishment imposed on hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents caused financial hardships for families.LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, said the bipartisan legislative package approved today by the House of Representatives eliminates the fees as of Oct. 1, 2018. Notably, the legislation forgives all outstanding debt, while also giving people still owing fees alternative ways to fulfill their obligations before they are eliminated.“Driver responsibility fees did nothing to improve the driving abilities of people forced to pay them,” LaSata said. “The fees were established 14 years ago by an administration desperate for cash, and the burden of fixing their budget shortfall should have never been placed on the backs of families across the state.”In many instances, people who were ordered to pay the fees also lost their driving privileges, which often made it impossible to get to and from work. That usually meant they had to depend on public assistance or drive illegally, facing additional fines and fees if they were caught.“This created a Catch 22 that kept families in or near poverty, unable to work and unable to pay driver responsibility fees,” LaSata said. “I am proud to have a role in ending these punitive fees, and in helping get people out of debt and back into the driver’s seat of their own future.”The bills now go to the Senate for consideration.#####The bills are House Bills 5040-5046, 5079 and 5080. Lawmaker votes for elimination, debt forgivenesscenter_img Categories: LaSata News,Newslast_img read more


first_imgShare226Tweet3ShareEmail229 SharesBakken / Dakota Access Oil Pipeline / Tony WebsterSeptember 6, 2016; Minnesota Public RadioWhen, on Saturday, the company working on the Dakota Access Pipeline unexpectedly began clearing a site identified last Friday in a court filing by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as a sacred burial ground, hundreds of Native American protestors rushed the site, attempting to stop the bulldozers. Security personnel working for the company then responded with dogs and pepper spray. In response, a judge, hearing a suit filed by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, ruled that construction must stop temporarily between North Dakota’s State Highway 1806 and 20 miles east of Lake Oahe.The tribe’s attorney, Jan Hasselman, a staff attorney with EarthJustice who represented the tribe in federal court, describes the incident as an act of provocation undertaken within hours of when a legal resolution was expected.“Energy Transfer said to the court that we hadn’t proven that there were sacred sites or important sites in the pipeline route,” explained Hasselman to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, “and they claimed to have looked with their private consultants. So, we went and provided exactly the evidence that they said that we needed to provide. And 12 hours later, the bulldozers were out” on the very site identified in the Tribe’s filing.It turns out that the landowner invited the tribe’s expert to conduct a formal archaeological survey observing state and federal protocols. “He went out, and he built maps of these very unique and important archaeological sites and the locations of these burials, that were right in the pipeline’s way. And that’s the information we put together and put in front of the court on Friday.”The tribe’s lawsuit seeks to halt construction of the entire pipeline because, they allege, its completion would violate the National Historic Preservation Act, harm the water quality on the reservation and downstream, and disturb sacred sites.—Ruth McCambridgeShare226Tweet3ShareEmail229 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgDeutsche Telekom has strengthened its position as a supplier of TV services to the German housing market by striking a deal with ANTEC Servicepool to deliver TV and radio to about 33,000 apartments in the Hannover metropolitan area.Telekom has been trying to expand its presence in the housing association market, a sector long dominated by the country’s cable industry. It earlier signed a deal with Deustche Annington to supply services in North-Rhine Westphalia.For ANTEC Servicepool, Telekom will provide return-channel capability at so-called network level 3 and will deliver TV and radio signals to a handover point in the basements of ANTEC Servicepool’s apartment buildings.“Whether it’s coaxial cables, copper cables, fiber optics or mobile communications – Telekom as a real technology integrator offers housing companies solutions which will last well into the future,” said Niek Jan van Damme, member of the board of management of Deutsche Telekom responsible for business in Germany. “We have taken another important step forward to position ourselves as a reliable and innovative partner in the housing industry.”last_img read more


first_imgGerman sports broadcaster Sport1 is launching a new pay-TV channel for US sports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after licensing content from ESPN Sports Media.Sport1 US is due to launch on August 1 and will be available in both SD and HD on the Kabel Deutschland, Sky Deutschland, Unitymedia and Kabel BW platforms.The firm has negotiated what is says is a “comprehensive ESPN rights package” for the channel, which includes broadcast rights to NCAA College Football and College Basketball for the next three seasons through 2016. The ESPN rights package also includes live broadcast rights to the IndyCar Series for the remainder of the 2013 season as well as 2014 and 2015.Sport1 has also agreed further pay-TV rights for NFL American football and NBA basketball coverage, expanding on what it previously offered on its Sport+ pay-TV channel. Sport1 now has the rights to show seven NFL and three NBA games live per week on pay TV – as well as playoff matches and the Super Bowl and NFL Finals.“With Sport1 US we are extending our digital portfolio under the multimedia umbrella brand Sport1 to include another pay-TV offering – alongside our already superbly established channel Sport1+,” said  Bernhard Burgener, CEO of Sport 1’s parent company Constantin Medien.“There are a great many fans of US sports in the German-speaking region, too, and we want to satisfy the demand in future with a broad range of premium US sports on Sport1 US.”Sport1 is based in in Ismaning, near Munich. As well as its free flagship TV channel Sport1, the firm launched its pay-TV channel Sport1+ went on air in October 2010 and now adds a third channel to its lineup.last_img read more


first_imgVincent BolloréVivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré on Friday secured victory in his battle with rebellious shareholders over the application of France’s Florange law to give him double voting rights.Vivendi’s annual general meeting voted down a resolution tabled by shareholder PhiTrust and supported by a number of other investors to prevent the application of the law, which gives double voting rights to shareholders of more than two years’ standing, in Vivendi’s case. The resolution secured 402.5 million votes in favour, with 401.6 million against. The support of more than two thirds of shareholders is required to secure exemption from the law, which the French government designed to protect domestic investment and employment.At the meeting, Bolloré hailed Vivendi’s proposed €217 million acquisition of an 80% stake in Dailymotion, Orange’s video sharing site, as “a formidable opportunity” that would one day generate a lot of money. He said that it would enable the delivery of synergies across Vivendi’s properties by providing a channel for the distribution of short-form content generated by Canal+ and music from Universal Music Group, as well as opportunities for advertising sister company Havas, in which Vivendi holds a 60% stake and which is headed by Bolloré’s son Yannick.Vivendi development director Stéphane Roussel said that Dailymotion would become “an alternative to YouTube”.Bolloré said that Vivendi would not rest with the acquisition of Dailymotion this year. Vivendi’s management is expected to identify potential targets next month.last_img read more


first_imgPay TV operators in the Middle East and North Africa region are looking to exclusive programming to build their subs bases and subscribers and revenues will increase sharply between now and 2021, according to new research.Digital TV Research says the number of pay TV homes in the MENA region will have doubled between 2010 and 2021, taking the total to 20.9 million.About five million of these will be added between now and 2021, and by that point Turkey is expected to account for the greatest proportion of pay homes with 37% of the total.Report author Simon Murray said: “Gaining subscribers in the MENA is no mean feat as piracy remains rampant in most countries. More than half of the region’s homes receive free-to-air satellite TV signals.”He added: “Furthermore, established pay TV operators now have to compete against new platforms as several IPTV operators put greater emphasis on SVOD than on traditional linear channel packages.”Across the 2010-2021 period pay TV revenues will climb 82% Digital TV Research says, although within that time frame, the growth in the next five years will slow to 25%. Turkey and Israel are expected to contribute 45% of the region’s pay TV revenues in 2021; down from 52% in 2015.last_img read more


first_imgAltice-owned French operator SFR has added five new channels to its ADSL and fibre-based TV offering.SFR is adding three factual channels from Fox Networks Group – National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and Voyage – to its factual line-up, bringing shows including Cosmos, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman and Destination Wild to viewers.SFR is also adding two kids channels from Lagardère – Canal J and TiJi – to its offering, bringing shows including Pokemon, Sonic Boom, Power Rangers and My Little Pony to viewers.The five channels are already available on the SFR’s Numericable fibre-to-the-building network, but will now be available to ADSL and FTTH subscribers.last_img


first_imgThe outlook for ITV has deteriorated significantly as advertisers pull back on spending amid anxiety about Brexit, according to analysts at Berenberg.According to the German investment bank’s analysts, spot net advertising revenue for ITV looks set to fall by 8% in Q1, down from an earlier prognosis of a 3-4% decline.“Despite bullish headlines about how the UK is faring after the Brexit decision, it seems advertisers, particularly retail and food, are pulling back spend in anticipation of tightened consumer budgets and margin squeeze related to inflation on cost of goods sold,” said Berenberg.The analysts maintained their negative 5% forecast for the full year, arguing that this is a “realistic, possibly optimistic” view, with consumer spending likely to “become more muted as inflation rises and the reality of Brexit sets in”.Analysts Sarah Simon, Alastair Reid and Robert Berg also argue that some advertisers may face pressure from inflationary cost increases that they are unable to pass on to consumers, leading them to cut back on discretionary costs such as advertising.Berenberg’s analysis admits that ITV’s flagship channel has started the year well in terms of year-on-year audience share gain, but holds that the broadcaster’s other channels remain weak. The analysts also note a shift of advertising spend to direct-response and smaller channels, which could play badly for the commercial broadcaster.Berenberg maintained its ‘hold’ rating and a price target of 200p.Berenberg’s downbeat assessment comes as ITV revealed it is to close its London Studios facility with the likely loss of 140 jobs. ITV chief executive Adam Crozier told staff that ITV will use studio capacity in the external market to meet its needs. ITV has said the move will create a purpose-build HQ on its South Bank site to bring together all of its London-based staff.last_img read more


first_imgMore than two in five Irish households now use Netflix, according to research by Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg).The 2017 Ireland Communicates survey, which was conducted in partnership with Ipsos MRBI, found that Netflix now has 42% uptake in Ireland, with the figure higher among younger people.Netflix was used by 56% of 18-34 year-olds, 53% of 35-54s, 31% of 54-65s and by 11% of people aged 65 and over, according to the research.Despite the wide adoption of the streaming platform, Sky TV remained the top TV service in Ireland with 52% of households opting for the pay TV service.Sky was also stronger than Netflix among 18-34 year-olds, with 60% uptake in this age bracket. This compares to 53% Sky uptake among 35-54 year-olds, 51% by 54-65 year-olds and 40% among those aged 65 and over.Digital terrestrial TV service, Saorview, was the third most-popular TV service in Ireland and was used in 33% of homes. According to the report, half of households in rural areas use Saorview, compared with a quarter in urban areas.Elsewhere, the study found that 29% of households currently have a smart TV and the majority (56%) expect to own one in five years’ time.Among households with streaming services, 95% said they still watch live TV services while 44% said that the amount of live TV they view is unchanged.The research is based on interviews with more than 1,500 Irish consumers and 500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Participants were asked about their use and experiences of telecommunications in Ireland.last_img read more


first_imgActivist investor Lucerne Investment Partners has threatened legal action against Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet over the latter’s governance and what it sees as the overweening influence of Liberty Global.Lucerne, which holds a stake of just under 3% in the operator, has reportedly given Telenet a week to provide answers before it goes to court.Lucerne has claimed that Telenet’s board is not independent and that the company is effectively controlled by Liberty Global management, even though Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has no position in Telenet. Liberty holds a majority stake of 58% in Telenet.The hedge fund has complained that the six Liberty Global members of Telenet’s nine-strong board dominate decision-taking and that the company’s governance fails to meet regulatory standards.Practical reasons for Lucerne’s discontent include Telenet’s decision to pursue the acquisition of Wallonian cable operator Voo, rather than return additional cash to shareholders in the form of a dividend or share buybacks.last_img read more


first_imgOver the weekend CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves stepped down from his role after 24 years with the company.Les MoonvesMoonves released an official statement on Sunday revealing his departure, after battling repeated accusations of sexual harassment.Initial harassment claims were made in July, after Ronan Farrow published details of claims made against the executive by six women.One of the women was Six Feet Under star Illeana Douglas, who claimed that Moonves forcibly kissed and touched her in the workplace.Since the accusations were made, CBS board members have met repeatedly to decide the best course of action as a result of the claims.While Moonves remained with the company, the board sought outside counsel from legal firms Covington & Burlington and Debevoise & Plimpton to decide on the exec’s fate.The final blow arrived over the weekend when six new assault and harassment claims were made against the CBS chief, as further reported by Ronan Farrow on The New Yorker.On Sunday, Moonves said in a statement:“For the past 24 years it has been an incredible privilege to lead CBS’s renaissance and transformation into a leading global media company. The best part of this journey has been working alongside the dedicated and talented people in this company. Together, we built CBS into a destination where the best in the business come to work and succeed.“Untrue allegations from decades ago are now being made against me that are not consistent with who I am.  Effective immediately I will no longer be Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CBS.“I am deeply saddened to be leaving the company. I wish nothing but the best for the organization, the newly comprised board of directors and all of its employees.”Moonves has been chief executive of the company since 2006. He has been key to transforming CBS in a turnaround effort with titles like The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon.Recently Moonves had taken part in a legal battle with Shari Redstone, the leader of CBS’ parent company, National Amusements over a potential merger between CBS and Viacom.last_img read more


first_imgThe Roman arena, built of rosy marbleI went to the Roman arena, built of rosy marble in the 1st century and surviving the earthquake in the 12th, and today a performance venue seating up to 30,000, ranging from the expensive inner ring to the ‘gradinate’, the seating on the sloped stone steps.Though it’s obviously more exciting to see a performance, you can visit it anytime but get there early by 8.30am ahead of the queues.The other great tourist attraction is Juliet’s Balcony but it’s not factually accurate as Shakespeare only mentioned a window not a balcony and this romantic pilgrimage is now an unedifying scrum of selfie sticks and Instagram hunters.The city centre is mercifully unspoilt, not in a theme park way, just respectfully preserved with no rubbish or adverts. It is all highly walkable along its maze of streets bordered by old crenellated buildings with colourful frescoes acting as a status symbol as are the raised outdoor tombs of the great and the good believing themselves to be buried closer to heaven.For it was Easter Day and I sat in the sun in the Piazza dei Signori, under the stunning Loggia del Consiglio, in front of the brooding statue of Dante, with his finger upon his cheek and sporting his linen cap with its lappets over his ears while children played football and rode miniature scooters beneath.I visited the striking, striped Duomo, with its two-storied main porch. It was built in the 12th Century and contains Sansovino’s chapel that houses Titian’s ‘Assumption’.It’s one of the four main churches to visit along with Sant’Anastasia, San Zeno and San Fermo whose long rows of images of saints adorns its extraordinary wooden ceiling high above in the upper church.I crossed the Ponte Pietra, the Roman bridge, with two of the arches made from massive marble blocks, to walk round the side of the river Adige meandering in massive and sudden loops and came to the Castelvecchio Gallery which houses some charming Tintorettos and many a ‘madonna con il bambino’.I wandered down via Filippini, part of a picturesque, quiet and unspoilt neighbourhood with its colourful houses and laundry-drying balconies. It was the setting for my lunch at the charming Osteria Dogana Vecia that offers authentic meals, full solely of locals with all the cooking and serving done by its two owners. I marvelled at how the Italians make such delicious meals out of sometimes the most basic ingredients as I savoured the peas in my ‘pappardelle coi bisi’.Verona is a perfect long weekend away or addition to either Lake Garda or Venice. Dreamy, exquisite and measured as only the Italians know how.FACT BOXClassic Collection Holidays (0800 047 1064), classic-collection.co.uk offers 3 nights at Due Torri Hotel, Verona from £912 per person. Price based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on a bed & breakfast basis and includes return flights from London Gatwick to Verona and private transfers.Adam had further support from www.gatwickexpress.com and www.holidayextras.co.uk (who offer airport lounges at all major UK airports and many international destinations).DD Travel feature: Vibrant Verona was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Fantastically situated, yards from the river Adige and bang opposite Sant’ Anastasia, one of Verona’s larger churches and, minutes away from all the sites, was my hotel, Hotel Due Torri https://hotelduetorri.duetorrihotels.com/en Originally a 14th century antique inn, it has a large castle-like interior with frescoed ceilings. It’s fifth floor panoramic terrace looks down on the uniform brown-tiled rooftops of the city centre and here there’s a rooftop bar.It’s where everyone seems to want an Aperol Spritz, a bright orange combination of sweet liqueur and fizzy Prosecco which is truly refreshing with its bitter-sweet aftertaste.The mezzanine breakfast area seemed to take more dogs than owners all to the leniency of the staff. The primrose walls in my room were covered in framed gold and mint damask silk and fabric and the parquet floors, Murano chandeliers and traditional wooden furniture, as well as the pale salmon pink marble bathroom with gold fittings, all made for a stylish stay. ShareTweet BY ADAM JACOT DE BOINODHotel Due TorriI knew Verona was going to be rather special, it being the setting for no less than two of Shakespeare’s plays. BY ADAM JACOT DE BOINODDD Travel feature: Vibrant Veronalast_img read more


first_imgHome NewsWatch CrimeWatch News Body of missing 2-year-old Florida boy found in wooded area, mother charged with murder Mail Previous PostEXCLUSIVE: Two Solider’s From Southern West Virginia Whose Dance Moves Went Viral Talk To WOAY Facebook The mother had told police she did not know the driver, but she entered his car because she felt her son was too heavy to carry all the way home, police said. Police had also spoken to the father of the child, who they said was cooperating with authorities.(MORE: Arrest warrant issued for man in murder of wife, Amber Alert for 2 missing sons)Police on Monday said they had recovered “bloody items” from the apartment where the mother lived with Jordan, although they did not say it was in any way connected to the boy’s disappearance. Twitter Google+ Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.comcenter_img A 2-year-old boy who went missing in Florida has been found dead, authorities said.The body of Jordan Belliveau was found in a wooded area, five days after he was believed to have been kidnapped by a stranger who gave a lift to him and his mother as they were walking at night in the city of Largo, police said.“THE AMBER Alert for Jordan Belliveau has been canceled. Sadly, the child has been found deceased,” the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said in a tweet.Jordan’s mother, Charisse Stinson, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, ABC Affiliate station WFTSPolice have not revealed any information about how the boy was killed or what evidence lead them to arrest Stinson.For nearly a week, multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Largo Police Department and the FDLE dragged bodies of water, reviewed surveillance footage, deployed canine search teams and interviewed family in the hunt for the child.(MORE: Police release video related to search for 2-year-old boy missing in Florida)The boy’s 21-year-old mother said that on Saturday night, after she and Jordan entered the car of the man who was giving them a lift, she had an altercation with the man and he struck her in the face, causing her to lose consciousness, police said.When she woke up early Sunday morning in a wooded area in Largo Central Park, she said she could not locate her son.Jordan was last seen in the car with the unknown man, who the mother said identified himself as “Antwan,” officials stated.Police later released a sketch of the man. Tumblr Linkedin Pinterest Next PostGov. Justice reports stellar revenue collections numbers for August, says incredible things continue to happen for West Virginia CrimeWatch NewsNational NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Body of missing 2-year-old Florida boy found in wooded area, mother charged with murder By Tyler BarkerSep 04, 2018, 22:17 pm 755 0 last_img read more


first_imgI got an email from my old friend Dick not too long ago – maybe the smartest guy I ever met, and I’ve known a lot of smart guys. He was coming through town and we decided to meet at our old hangout, Jay’s Bar. Dick was from California, but he came through Chicago every now and then back in the ’90s, and he often joined our cypherpunk hangout in the back room at Jay’s. At the appointed time, I met him in front of Jay’s and we walked in together. It was still afternoon and there weren’t too many customers. Jay was behind the bar, making sure everything was ready for the evening rush. His face lit up when he saw Dick. “Hey, mister Viking, I not see you for a long time!” Jay always called Dick “the Viking,” which he really did resemble back then. I left Dick and Jay to talk for a few minutes and sat down at the other end of the bar and ordered a couple of drinks from Jamie, the daytime bartender. After a couple minutes, some random guy (a business type) came up to me and said, “Hey, isn’t that the genius who used to be on the Donahue show way back when?” “Sure is,” I said. “They found out that he knew just about everything, and so they put him on as a curiosity.” In just a minute or two Dick walked over and the guy slid down to give Dick his stool. He talked about the TV shows for a minute, and looked like he was ready to get up and let the two of us talk (he must have seen us walk in together), but then he stopped and looked directly at Dick. “Ya know,” he said, “you answered all those impossible science questions, which was really cool, but you never told us how to get rich.” Dick looked the man over. “You’re already rich,” he said. “Yeah, I wish.” “Okay,” Dick said, “what do you make, sixty thousand a year?” “Including my wife’s pay, almost a hundred.” “Then you’re definitely rich.” The guy looked some combination of angry and embarrassed. “We’re in debt up to our eyeballs! And not from buying crazy things. Between the cars, the house, schools and doctors for the kids, we’re losing money!” Compassion didn’t always register on Dick’s face, but this time it did. And I knew him well enough to guess that this guy’s predicament got to him. He nodded his head silently for a few seconds, then swiveled slightly, hunched a bit, and spoke in a serious tone. “You don’t understand me. You’re already rich. It’s just that you let other people take most of it away from you, before you can use it.” The guy’s posture became soft and serious in response to Dick’s, but he didn’t get it. “Look at it this way,” said Dick. “You get a hundred thousand per year, but your bosses also pay another seven or eight percent for social security, right?” “Sure.” “Okay, so you’re actually getting paid a hundred and seven thousand or so.” “Okay.” Dick reached into his shirt pocket for a pen and a small note pad. (Those old engineer habits die hard.) He handed them to the guy and said, “Here, make a quick list of all your expenses. Round up, ’cause you’ll probably miss a few.” The guy said nothing, but complied. Dick and I sipped our drinks as he did. Then he handed Dick the list, which came to sixty thousand. “You see,” said Dick, “You make enough to pay all your bills, with almost fifty thousand left over for investments or whatever. And you wouldn’t have to pay all the interest that you do either. The problem isn’t what you make – you’re already rich – the problem is what you let people take from you.” The guy was actually appreciative, and didn’t speak for a moment, and then he said, “but the government takes all that money, what can I do about it?” Dick turned directly at him and said, “First, stop saying that it’s okay. It isn’t. You’re rich, but they’re making you suffer at the edge of poverty. Start holding them accountable for what they do to you. Treat them like organized crime.” With that, the guy had enough. He understood, and he truly appreciated what Dick had told him, but it was going to take him some time to digest it. He thanked us and left. Jay came over. “So, you chase away my customer?” “Sorry, Jay,” we both murmured like schoolboys. I said something about the other guy starting the conversation and Dick said something about just talking finance, but Jay just waived his hands at us and mixed a drink for another customer. “Ah, I was right to put you all in the storage!” We said nothing. He was referring to the back room he used to give us. It was really a storeroom. Then, he smiled. When it was over with, no matter how angry we had made him, Jay always smiled. * All the stories that I set in Jay’s Bar are fictional. The characters are based on real people and the stories are often based on actual events, but the presentation is fictional. Paul Rosenberg FreemansPerspective.comlast_img read more


first_imgINTRODUCING: The Bitcoin Millionaire Master Plan (You’ll make 10x your money!) Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have already minted 1,793 new millionaires. YOU can be the next new millionaire, even if you’ve never bought a share of stock before! My readers have had the chance to take gains that maxed out at 27,166% in just six months with my crypto picks. Even though that huge winner is my biggest – and a repeat is far from guaranteed – I WILL guarantee that you’ll have the chance to see at least one 10-bagger. You simply can’t wait any longer to jump on this millionaire train… — Chris Mayer is Seeking 1,000 Men and Women Who Want to Learn How to Significantly Increase Their Investment Returns and Try His Investment Research Service Risk-Free Click here for your chance to claim one year of Chris’s research for FREE. Recommended Link • A few weeks later, an even bigger cannabis deal was announced… This time, Aurora Cannabis offered to buy CanniMed for $425 million. Aurora is the world’s second-largest marijuana company, while CanniMed is a mid-sized producer. It would create a company worth $3 billion. That would make Aurora the largest cannabis company on the planet.• CanniMed’s stock soared 29% on the news… But the deal hasn’t even closed yet. And it may never. That’s because this was an unsolicited offer. CanniMed doesn’t want to be acquired. So, it’s now doing everything it can to prevent this deal from happening. It took a “poison pill”—a tactic companies use to make them unattractive to the bidder. It asked regulators to intervene. And yesterday, the takeover battle went before the Saskatchewan and Ontario securities commissions. Soon, all this drama will come to an end. But I didn’t write this essay to speculate on whether this deal will close or not. I wrote it because these recent blockbuster deals tell us that a cannabis takeover mania is underway. That’s not something speculators can ignore. After all, getting in front of a big merger is one of the only ways investors can make 20%…30%…or 40% on a stock in a single day. So today, I’ll show you how to make the most of this mania. But let me first tell you why all these deals are happening in the first place.• Marijuana is one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet… Last year, the North American market grew 30%. According to The Arcview Group, that’s faster than the cable television industry grew (19%) in the 1990s. It’s also faster than the broadband internet industry grew (29%) in the 2000s. Arcview is one of the world’s leading marijuana research companies. It knows the market better than just about anyone on the planet. Earlier this year, Arcview projected that the market would grow another 25% this year. But even it understated the market’s potential… • So, Arcview just updated its marijuana growth forecast… It now expects North America to do $10 billion in cannabis sales this year. That’s 33% more than the industry did last year. Troy Dayton, the CEO of Arcview, says there’s only one other industry that even comes close to cannabis: Aside from cryptocurrency, there is simply no other industry changing as rapidly or as unevenly as the cannabis sector. In other words, massive profits are on the line. That’s why we’ve seen so much dealmaking lately. But you must understand something.• The marijuana industry is still very young… It’s also highly fragmented. In fact, there are only maybe two or three “blue chip” marijuana stocks today. Because of this, we’re going to see a lot more dealmaking in the coming months. This is bullish for the entire marijuana industry. Just look at what happened after the Constellation-Canopy deal was announced. The Canadian Marijuana Index has more than doubled in value.• This happened because big deals grab headlines… They bring a lot of attention to the industry. And that gets investors off the sidelines. It attracts new buyers. Long story short: the takeover mania that Doug predicted has begun. And it will send marijuana stocks much higher in the months ahead. So, consider investing in marijuana stocks if you haven’t already. Just make sure to do your homework first. And don’t forget to treat marijuana stocks like a speculation. You don’t need to bet a lot of money to make a fortune in the years ahead.Regards,Justin Spittler New Orleans, LA December 21, 2017 P.S. Doug and E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, have been following the marijuana industry closely over the last few months. They just put the finishing touches on a brand-new video presentation that explains everything you need to know about this massive opportunity. To watch it now—and learn how you can access their top 3 picks to profit from today—click here. Chart of the Day: Commodities Are Cheap and Ready to Rip HigherBy Joe Withrow, analyst, Casey Research “It’s time.” That’s what Doug Casey had to say regarding the next massive shift in the commodities cycle. Doug called the bottom in South African gold stocks back in the ‘70s and uranium’s bottom in the ‘90s. He advised readers to get into silver before it spiked 800% in the early 2000s. So, when Doug says a new commodities boom is coming, we listen. As you can see in today’s chart, commodities have been beaten down since 2011. As a group, they’re now trading at their lowest levels since 1995. The Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodity CRB Index tracks 19 different commodities across five different exchanges—from agriculture, to industrial metals, to precious metals, to energy. This makes it the broadest gauge of the overall commodities market. This chart of the CRB Index demonstrates the extreme nature of commodity cycles. Notice how commodities tend to fall for years… then explode higher… only to fall again. And as you can see, the CRB bottomed at its lowest level in 2016… but it hasn’t exploded higher yet. What’s more, commodities are ridiculously cheap compared to everything else in the world.The last time commodities were this cheap was in 2001… and the CRB exploded 157% higher over the next seven years. Keep an eye on these pages throughout 2018 as we follow the next upswing in the commodities supercycle… —Joe Withrow Reader Mailbag Let us know if you’re investing in marijuana or other commodities—and how it’s going so far—right here. As always, we appreciate the feedback. — Recommended Link By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch“Someday—not far in the future—you’ll see a takeover mania in the area.” Doug Casey said this in October. He was talking about the cannabis industry. Here’s what Doug told readers of The Casey Report, our flagship advisory: My guess is that as cannabis becomes fully legal in all its forms in the years to come, big food and drug companies will take over the leading players—at a big premium. It was a bold call. At the time, there hadn’t been many “blockbusters” in the marijuana space…just a few small deals. But Doug absolutely nailed this call.• Two weeks later, Constellation Brands announced plans to buy 10% of Canopy Growth… Canopy is the world’s largest cannabis company. It serves more than 55,000 medical marijuana patients in Canada. Constellation, on the other hand, is the third-largest U.S. beer company. The deal is worth $191 million. Constellation also has the option to double its stake in Canopy in the future. Canopy’s share price jumped 19% on the day of the announcement. But that’s certainly not the only time investors have enjoyed monster gains thanks to a marijuana deal…last_img read more


first_imgIf you haven’t filed your taxes, be warned that the deadline is quickly approaching.The deadline to file your taxes is April 17. If you’ve waited until the last minute, we have some tips to help you do it efficiently:Don’t panic.Get all your documents together and look at your return from last year, as it is a good guide for what you will need this year.Make sure you have all your documents for dependents, rental properties, or businesses you may own.Douglas Crump from R&R Tax and Business Solutions said that getting a tax preparer is better than doing them yourself, because they will be able to maximize your refund, do it quickly and most importantly do it right.Crump said that the recent tax changes will not affect this tax season, but will come into effect in 2018. He said that next year people will see additional refunds and lower tax bills. By WVUA 23 Web Coordinator David Williams IIIFor moreTax Deadline Extended for Counties Affected by March StormTax Tips for 2018Some Taxpayers Will See Delayed Returns this Yearlast_img read more