Never underestimate the sleeping Japanese giant

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U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Physician General Dr. Levine Call on Legislators to Pass Non-Discrimination Protections (Round-up)

first_img Equality,  National Issues,  Non-discrimination,  Round-Up,  The Blog On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Bob Casey hosted a news conference in Pittston, Pennsylvania to address the need for non-discrimination legislation to be passed nationally and statewide. Pennsylvania’s Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine attended and participated in the senator’s conference.Governor Wolf and his administration have supported non-discrimination efforts and have urged the legislature to pass laws to end discrimination in housing and employment practices statewide. In April, the governor signed two executive orders to protect LGBT workers employed by the state and companies contracted by the state.“We must show that Pennsylvania is the place that William Penn envisioned when he founded our commonwealth on the principle that it is open, diverse, and inclusive for all people,” said Governor Wolf. “I call on the General Assembly to swiftly put legislation on my desk that ensures that people throughout the commonwealth – regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression or identity – are treated equally under Pennsylvania law.”Take a look at the coverage below:   SHARE  TWEET SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Times Leader: LGBT legislation all about equality, state and federal leaders say.“This has been a difficult year for the LGBT community,” [Dr. Rachel Levine] said. “On the heels of celebrations and congratulations of marriage equality just over a year ago, this year, 2016, has been tough.”… “It is clear the fight to end discrimination is not over,” Levine said. “These events are a clear call to action. This country must do more.”PA Homepage: Advocates not giving up anti-discrimination law fight“As the state legislature sees that more and more communities are coming together for fairness and equality that that will help them do the right thing when it comes to this legislation,” PA Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said.Standard-Speaker: Casey calls for local pro-LGBT ordinancesU.S. Senator Bob Casey (podium) joined Pennsylvania’s Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine and Northeastern Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance President Carl Halkyer in supporting and pushing for Pennsylvania’s statewide anti-discrimination ordinance on Tuesday, July 5th, at the Pittston Library. By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistantcenter_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf July 07, 2016 U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Physician General Dr. Levine Call on Legislators to Pass Non-Discrimination Protections (Round-up)last_img read more

Danish Risk Council sees danger of big falls in asset prices, fire sales

first_imgThe Danish Risk Council has given a strong warning that sudden changes in how the markets view risk could lead to big falls in asset prices and fire sales.The council, chaired by the director of the Danish central bank Lars Rohde, said after its latest quarterly meeting: “Sudden changes in risk perception in the financial markets combined with low market liquidity may still lead to significant falls in asset prices and fire sales.”It warned about behaviour that could be unleashed by the availability of cheap credit.“Due caution should be exerted in relation to the low level of interest rates, which may lead to excessive risk-taking and risk illusion among borrowers and credit institutions,” the council said. The Danish Risk Council was set up in 2013 by the country’s government to address systemic risks in the financial sphere.In its statement, the council said that, in the last few months, the risk of a rapid and marked fall in asset prices in some of the global financial markets had appeared to some extent.“The large fluctuations in the financial markets in early 2016 have not had systemic consequences in Denmark,” it said, but it warned that sudden changes in the perception of risk could prompt big asset price falls.Seasonally adjusted prices in the housing market continued to rise in the second half of last year, it said, even though this was at a more moderate pace than in the first half for single-family houses. Expectations of future price developments remains high, it said. “While growth in housing loans in Copenhagen and Aarhus has subsided, market expectations of low interest rates several years ahead may still lead to excessive risk-taking and risk illusion among borrowers and credit institutions,” the council said.It said this could be the case if the risks of higher interest rates and a reversal in house prices were not taken into account to a sufficient degree. The council said the observation it made in March last year about low interest rates and the build-up of systemic risks still applied.Back then, it said the conditions for a rapid build-up of systemic financial risks were in place due to the extraordinarily low interest rates, especially if these were “embedded into the expectations of borrowers and credit institutions”.The council said yesterday that it also discussed potential systemic risks stemming from the insurance and pension fund sectors at its latest meeting. “The Council considers it crucial that companies be appropriately capitalised to avoid fire sales in periods of sudden changes in asset prices,” it said, adding that it would continue the analysis of systemic risks in the insurance and pension fund sectors.Meanwhile, in its regulation statistics publications, the Danish central bank (Danmarks Nationalbank) reported that, even though interest rates on overnight deposits remain negative in Denmark, companies in the country are still putting more money into banks.It said the average interest rate for the overnight deposits had been negative since April 2015 but that deposits grew in February by DKK21bn (€2.8bn) to stand at DKK218bn at the end of the month.“Overnight deposits account for more than 94% of total corporate deposits, while time deposits account for an ever smaller proportion, even though the interest rate on these is still positive, albeit declining,” the central bank said.The average interest rate on all overnight deposits for business was just below zero in February.The bank said the insurance and pension sector, as well as unit trusts, were now getting the lowest average deposit interest rates at around -0.6% on their total deposits.last_img read more

Boy battling cancer wakes from coma as family agree to cut life support

first_imgNZ Herald 3 April 2018Family First Comment: A perfect example of why euthanasia is so dangerous – not only for adults but also for children. Don’t let the politicians go near it! www.protect.org.nz A two-year-old boy in the UK woke up from a coma right after his family agreed to switch him off life support.Dylan Askin, from Shelton Lock, Derbyshire, suffered from a very rare type of lung cancer. He received the one-in-ten-million diagnosis of Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH).On Good Friday of 2016, Dylan’s outlook was so tragic the parents made the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life support the following day.Little Dylan fought through and, by Easter Sunday, was deemed to be in “stable” condition.Two years on, Dylan has beaten cancer.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12025125&ref=twitterlast_img read more

Al-Shabaab releases video showing prisoners’ executions

first_imgSomali Islamist extremist group al-Shabaab has released a harrowing video showing its members executing soldiers believed to be part of the African Union troops it kidnapped during an attack on their base in Somalia in September.The video was reported by SITE Intelligence Group on Tuesday. It shows armed fighters tearing through what looks to be a camp for Ugandan troops.Al-Shabaab said that it killed more than 50 Ugandan troops in the attack on a base for peacekeepers in the town of Janale. Ugandan officials however reported only 19 deaths.Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni was reported to have said that al-Shabaab may have taken some prisoners and blamed the commanders for being “asleep” when the attack happened.This particular video shows an alleged Ugandan prisoner in handcuffs and other soldiers being shot at close range by the group’s militants.last_img read more

Dominica to introduce action plan to prevent cholera

first_imgHealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica to introduce action plan to prevent cholera by: – June 27, 2011 28 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Johnson. Photo credit: GIS NewsDominica is to introduce a plan of action to prevent the entry of cholera in the country.Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Johnson said his ministry is being proactive and will finalize a plan of action at a workshop in July.“We have no cases on the island but we are not sitting back and thinking it’s not a possibility. We are currently planning a workshop to develop a plan of action just in case it were to arrive in Dominica,” he said.According to Dr, Johnson, the Ministry of Health is also addressing several other issues relating to diseases on the island.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Coach

first_imgOne of the people I taught with would always say “I hate to get with a group of coaches–they call each other coach and never use first names.”  I never knew who I was talking to.To a retired coach, it is a term of endearment.  It is always good to run into one of your former athletes when you are out and about.  Unfortunately, for me it is hard to remember some of these athletes who I coached many years ago.  I finally realize that I just have to ask who some of them are. I certainly remember them after they tell me their name, but their appearances change so much it becomes hard to recognize them.Maybe a group of coaches should go by their first names, but it is nice to be called “Coach” when you see former athletes.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 28

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,129; 2. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,095; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,056; 4. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 980; 5. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 961; 6. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 955; 7. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 946; 8. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 941; 9. Scott R. Smith, Davenport, Neb., 917; 10. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 909; 11. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 907; 12. Kel­sie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 891; 13. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore., 866; 14. Bryce Garnhart, Shan­non, Ill., 847; 15. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 841; 16. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 837; 17. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 831; 18. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 829; 19. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 804; 20. Tyler Hall, Fertile, Minn., 792.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 767; 2. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 761; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 757; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 722; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 695; 6. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 584; 7. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 576; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 556; 9. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, and Bryce Carey, Nashua, Iowa, both 523; 11. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 522; 12. Luke Goedert, Gutten­berg, Iowa, 515; 13. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 513; 14. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 511; 15. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 484; 16. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 482; 17. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 475; 18. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 464; 19. Kirby Schultz, Albia, Iowa, 446; 20. Bobby Toland, Cordova, Ill., 436.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 765; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 729; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 682; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 665; 5. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 613; 6. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 606; 7. Blake Bac­cus, Crandall, Texas, 588; 8. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 563; 9. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 549; 10. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 536; 11. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 518; 12. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 510; 13. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 505; 14. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 503; 15. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 492; 16. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 491; 17. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 489; 18. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 479; 19. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 466; 20. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 464.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,124; 2. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,100; 3. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,059; 4. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,045; 5. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,003; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 993; 7. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 979; 8. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 936; 9. Kyle Wil­kinson, Neligh, Neb., 915; 10. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 905; 11. Ronnie Warren, Oglesby, Texas, 899; 12. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 849; 13. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 848; 14. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 828; 15. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 824; 16. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 810; 17. Allen Zimmerman, Central City, Neb., 806; 18. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 805; 19. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 782; 20. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 775.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,153; 2. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,099; 3. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,018; 4. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 969; 5. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 911; 6. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 910; 7. Cody Wil­liams, Minneapolis, Kan., 908; 8. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 894; 9. Cory Probst, Brew­ster, Minn., 892; 10. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., 882; 11. Andrew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 837; 12. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 828; 13. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 820; 14. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 808; 15. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 788; 16. Ryan Wells, Runnells, Iowa, 762; 17. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 756; 18. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 745; 19. Nate DeSive, Oneill, Neb., 736; 20. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 718.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,095; 2. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 979; 3. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 975; 4. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 972; 5. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 960; 6. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb., 941; 7. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 928; 8. Lane Cornwell, Newman Grove, Neb., 926; 9. Tony Olson, Cedar Rap­ids, Iowa, 921; 10. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 888; 11. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 857; 12. Dale Kunz, Buckeye, Ariz., 836; 13. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 817; 14. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 808; 15. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 783; 16. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 782; 17. Jacob Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 770; 18. Ryan King, Montour, Iowa, 749; 19. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 747; 20. Kolton Vogel, Phillipsburg, Kan., 739.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,076; 2. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,041; 3. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 1,012; 4. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,005; 5. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 940; 6. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 886; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 861; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 835; 9. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 767; 10. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 717; 11. Allen Montgom­ery, White Settlement, Texas, 673; 12. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 620; 13. Ka­mera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 606; 14. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 582; 15. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 562; 16. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 543; 17. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 535; 18. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 534; 19. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 525; 20. Kevin Craw­ford, Azle, Texas, 521.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 1,156; 2. Nate Coopman, Man­kato, Minn., 1,040; 3. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 994; 4. Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 939; 5. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 925; 6. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 898; 7. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 887; 8. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 862; 9. Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb., 842; 10. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 837; 11. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 795; 12. Jay DeVries, Spen­cer, Iowa, 737; 13. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 695; 14. Ashlee Kelly, Fairmont, Minn., 693; 15. Kaitlin DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 688; 16. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 685; 17. Kimberly Ab­bott, Camp Point, Ill., 671; 18. Daniel Fellows, Keokuk, Iowa, 660; 19. Austin Friedrich, Saint James, Minn., 633; 20. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, Ill., 617.last_img read more

Mrs. Virginia Mae (Bowlin) Garvey

first_imgMrs. Virginia Mae (Bowlin) Garvey, age 87, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on November 15, 1931, in Deputy, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late, Addis Glenmore and Georgia Marie (Ely) Bowlin. She was raised in Deputy, Indiana, where she attended high school. Virginia was united in marriage on December 26, 1948, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to the late, James H. “Jim” Garvey. This union was blessed with six children. Virginia and Jim shared nearly 47 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 15, 1995. Virginia formerly co-owned and co-operated with her husband, Hinkle’s in Madison, Indiana, until 1979 for 34 years. Since 1982, Virginia co-owned and co-operated with her husband, AJ’s Diner in Vevay, Indiana, for 36 years. She resided in Madison, Indiana and later moved to the Vevay community in 1980 where she resided until her passing. Virginia enjoyed attending concerts at Belterra Casino & Resort and Little Nashville. She also enjoyed racing stock cars with her husband, reading and working at her diner, but most of all, Virginia enjoyed spending time with her family. Virginia passed away at 10:37 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky.Virginia will be missed by her sons, Stephen Anthony Garvey of Hanover, IN, James Lee Garvey of Hanover, IN, Roger Dale Garvey of Vevay, IN and Jeffrey Glen Garvey of Erlanger, KY; her daughter, Wendy Christine Kessler of Madison, IN; her 15-grandchildren; her 26-great-grandchildren; her 6-great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Lola Silva of Bonita Springs, FL, Nadine Kelso of Harko, IL and Sandra Moon of Vincennes, IN; her brothers, Norman Bowlin of Ekron, KY, Bob Bowlin of Louisville, KY, Ronnie Bowlin of Oaktown, IN and Kenny Bowlin of Vincennes, IN and her numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Addis Glenmore Bowlin, died August 11, 1976 and Georgia Marie (Ely) Bowlin, died May 5, 1976; her husband, James H. “Jim” Garvey, died February 15, 1995; her daughter, Dinah Lynn “Fizzle” Courter, died November 8, 2003; her granddaughter, Shawnta Marie Wynn, died March 21, 2007; her sisters, Barbara Sue Morrison, died March 22, 1991, Anna Belle Neff, died November 6, 1997, Judy L. Ellis, died April 4, 2009 and Wilma Jean Dillingham, died June 20, 2012 and her brothers, Charles Bowlin, died March 16, 2001, William Dale Bowlin, died September 9, 2018 and Donald P. Bowlin, died November 30, 2018.Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Henderson keen to move on from loss

first_img Henderson told the club’s official website, www.liverpoolfc.com: “They are two big games, two games to show that we can score goals and defend better. “We’ll look forward to that still. We’ll work hard during the week and put in two good performances, hopefully, against two top teams.” That, however, may be easier said than done with manager Brendan Rodgers admitting as he started to analyse an unproductive day on Tyneside that “80 per cent” of last season’s goals had been taken out of his team with the absence of SAS double-act Suarez and Sturridge. Liverpool enjoyed plenty of possession at St James’, particularly as midfield general Steven Gerrard worked his way gradually higher up the pitch as the game wore on. However, with Mario Balotelli static and Raheem Sterling, who spent most of his afternoon wide on the right, largely becalmed by full-back Paul Dummett, home goalkeeper Tim Krul had little of note to do. Newcastle always looked the more dangerous through the pace of Gabriel Obertan, until he tore a thigh muscle 23 minutes into the game, and then substitute Rolando Aarons, Sammy Ameobi and the marauding Moussa Sissoko. But it took them until the 73rd minute to find what proved to be the winner when substitute Ayoze Perez capitalised on Alberto Moreno’s hesitation on the edge of his own six-yard box to hammer the ball past helpless keeper Simon Mignolet. The Belgium international then pulled off a superb save with his foot to deny Remy Cabella a second, but his efforts were to count for nothing in the end. Henderson said: “It was very disappointing. We came here for confidence and to get a result and we didn’t manage to do that, so we’re very disappointed. “Throughout the game, I thought we dominated the ball but we didn’t really get in behind them or create many chances. “We had one or two through Philippe Coutinho and Martin Skrtel from the corner, but overall, we’re disappointed not to get something out of the game. “I felt as though we started the game well and we quietened the crowd down, kept the ball. But the ball wasn’t the problem – we were dominating the game through possession, but it was just getting into that final third and creating an opening. “We struggled with that, so we’ll have to improve on that and kick on for the next game.” That next game – Real at the Bernabeu Stadium – could hardly be any more difficult with the Spaniards having won 3-0 on Merseyside at a canter On October 22, and clear-cut chances are likely to be even more difficult to come by. However, Henderson insists that is a collective responsibility despite the growing pressure on summer signing Balotelli. He said: “It’s down to the whole team, especially the midfielders and the attackers, to make runs in behind and create lots of options and movement and combination play as well. “I just thought we didn’t do as well as we know we can, so we’ll have to improve.” The Merseysiders lost 1-0 at St James’ Park on Saturday as their lack of cutting edge without the departed Luis Suarez and the injured Daniel Sturridge was exposed once again. However, they have little time to lick their wounds with a Champions League trip to Real Madrid looming on Tuesday evening ahead of Saturday’s visit of Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea to Anfield. Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has urged his team-mates to use their disappointment at Newcastle as extra motivation for a daunting double. Press Associationlast_img read more