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Panama urges UN to declare global state of emergency to confront food

23 September 2008Panamanian President Martín Torrijos Espino today called on the United Nations General Assembly to declare a global state of emergency to confront the crisis of soaring food prices by mobilizing all governmental forces, private initiative and international organizations to save millions of people from the jaws of poverty. “In the constitution of nearly every State, the declaration of a state of emergency exists as a mechanism to confront imminent dangers to national security,” he told the Assembly’s annual debate. “I am convinced that in light of food prices we are now face to face with a threat to social peace and the General Assembly could declare it as such.”He noted that in the past few days hundreds of billions of dollars have been put forward to save commercial enterprises while indifference surrounds the deaths each year of 5.6 million children under five as a direct or indirect result of malnutrition.“They have not died because of terrorist acts which we all abhor, nor because of acts of nature which we all lament,” he said. “They died for a reason as simple as it is tragic: they were poor.”Mr. Torrijos added that the food crisis could not be separated from climate change and he called for the development of more efficient alternatives to fossil fuels, such as wind and solar power.“So that the response should be a lasting and sustainable solution and not a temporary palliative, we must tackle both problems without any more delay, the food crisis and climate change, in an integral, comprehensive and coherent manner,” he declared.Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo said the food crisis posed grave problems for the poorest inhabitants of developing countries and threatened to undermine recent improvements in nutrition and health indicators in those nations.The international community must urgently introduce new measures, including an increase in agricultural production, if it is to stave off widespread starvation, he said, adding that agriculture has to be central to poverty reduction strategies.Mr. Jagdeo stressed the need for stronger safety nets to be developed so that the poor continue to have access to food and maintain basic nutrition levels through the current crisis.“It is also urgently necessary for large developed countries to re-examine ways in which current inefficient and distortionary trade policies, particularly subsidies that support inefficient domestic production and tariffs that protect against more competitive imports, can be restructured to reduce distortions in the global marketplace,” he said. read more

TSX moves higher as commodities strengthen

The Toronto stock market moved higher near midday Wednesday, led by metals and mining stocks as traders in the U.S. clung to hope that discussions over the looming “fiscal cliff” deadline would lead to a resolution.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 70.06 points to 12,404.40, as key commodities prices moved higher. The TSX Venture Exchange gained 2.11 points to 1,178.11.The Canadian dollar was down 0.09 of a cent to 101.36 cents US.The TSX metals and mining sector gained 2.2 per cent, with Sherritt International (TSX:S) rising 5.6 per cent to $5.70 and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) lifting two per cent to $36.22. Energy stocks rose 0.9 per cent as the January crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose $1.54 to US$89.47 a barrel.March copper declined about four cents to US$3.61 a pound while February gold bullion moved ahead $3 to US$1,673.70 an ounce.The potential budget deal in the U.S. has grabbed the focus of traders in recent sessions. While a compromise has yet to be reached between the White House and Congress, sentiment is holding relatively steady.Markets appear mostly confident that President Barack Obama and Republican leaders will reach a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a series of automatic tax hikes and government spending cuts that will start coming into effect at the start of next year and have the potential of derailing the U.S economic recovery.The Dow Jones industrials lost 12.48 points to 13,338.48 and the Nasdaq rose 1.52 points to 3,056.05. The S&P 500 index was off 1.9 points at 1,444.89.The U.S. Commerce Department said that builders broke ground on fewer houses in November, likely in part due to superstorm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast. The report says builders began construction of homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 861,000. That’s three per cent lower than October’s annual rate of 888,000, which was the fastest since July 2008.“Keep in mind that growth in housing starts was extremely strong in the prior three months, so some giveback is not a concern at this point, especially given what permits did in November,” BMO Capital Markets economist Robert Kavcic wrote in a note.Meanwhile, the Teranet-National Bank Canadian housing price index fell in November from a month earlier. The composite index covering 11 major urban centres stood at 154.02 last month, down 0.4 per cent from October.And Canadian bank CIBC is forecasting “very mediocre” domestic growth next year, blaming weakness in the world economy and an absence of key economic drivers at home. CIBC says it now expects economic growth of only 1.7 per cent in 2013, down from its previous estimate of two per cent.General Motors will spend $5.5 billion to buy back 200 million shares of its stock from the U.S. Treasury by the end of this year. The Treasury plans to sell its remaining stake in GM over the next 15 months, allowing the automaker to shed the stigma of being partly owned by the American government. Shares of GM were up eight per cent to $27.62 in New York.In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.6 per cent at 5,968 while Germany’s DAX rose 0.2 per cent at 7,667. The CAC-40 in France was 0.4 per cent higher at 3,661.Earlier in Asia, stocks did well too, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index up 0.6 per cent to 22,623.37 and Shanghai’s main index of Chinese shares closing flat at 2,264.30.Japan’s Nikkei 225 index surged 2.4 per cent to close at 10,160.40, the first time the benchmark has closed above 10,000 since April 3.The stock market advance came three days after a landslide election victory by the Liberal Democratic party. Shinzo Abe, head of the LDP, has pledged to keep the yen from strengthening and take measure to boost Japan’s deflation-mired economy. read more

UN agencies supporting Kenyans in droughthit areas

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, saw the devastating impact of drought on rural communities in northern Kenya.“Crops are failing, food prices are rising, and families are going hungry. The spectre of hunger and disease is haunting East Africa again. We need to put a stop to this,” Mr. O’Brien said.The office he heads, OCHA, is working with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and other partners to save lives in the region, according to a press release.“Our efforts should not only alleviate the current suffering brought about by this emergency, but should also aim to build the resilience of families and the capacity of local governments to deal with future droughts and other calamities,” the Representative of UNICEF in Kenya, Werner Schultink said.UN efforts of support include dispatching 12,000 cartons of ready to use therapeutic foods for the severely-malnourished children, for example.The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, recently declared the drought a national disaster and has called for international support. read more

Give Tressel the boot

The NCAA shouldn’t suspend Jim Tressel for more than two games. It shouldn’t fine him more than $250,000. It shouldn’t bar him from spring practice and summer workouts. After it finishes its investigation, the NCAA should recommend Jim Tressel’s termination as head football coach at The Ohio State University. This incident is further proof that college athletics is spinning out of control, and a message needs to be sent to university presidents and athletic directors who let rule-breaking coaches keep their jobs because they win games and sell tickets. And that’s exactly why Tressel, who said he never considered resigning, didn’t tell the athletic department that he had received an e-mail from an attorney indicating OSU football players were selling memorabilia to Edward Rife. Rife, the owner of Fine Line Ink tattoo parlor, is one of the focal points of a federal drug investigation. Tressel’s contract states that he is bound to report any possible violation immediately. He didn’t. When Regular Joe with a normal job breaches his contract, he gets the boot. So should The Vest. “I am sorry and disappointed this happened,” Tressel said. “At the time the situation occurred, I thought I was doing the right thing.” Doing the right thing? Surely a deeply religious man with a newly released book titled “Life Promises for Success: Promises from God on Achieving Your Best” knows the difference between right and wrong. Or does he? Maurice Clarett and Troy Smith, the highest-profile players of the Tressel era other than current Buckeye quarterback Terrelle Pryor, were both suspended for accepting improper benefits. Tressel also had a player do the same thing at Youngstown State. It’s clear that Tressel, also author of “The Winner’s Manual,” wants to win at all cost. The mantra is shared by athletic director Gene Smith and university President E. Gordon Gee, who make up the university’s “Big Three.” When asked whether he considered firing Tressel, Gee gave a clear indication of who actually runs the university. “No, are you kidding?” Gee said with a laugh. “Let me be very clear: I’m just hoping the coach doesn’t dismiss me.” I rest my case. At this point OSU has given Tressel a slap on the wrist. The NCAA should break his arm. read more

Sixth former at top private boarding school was found hanged after watching

first_imgShe had seen a very emotional programme with her friend which had been on all weekCoroner Yvonne Blake Auntie Viv (Anna Chancellor) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) in Flowers Barratt’s character – a depressed husband – made a failed attempt to hang himself in the opening scenes of the first episode, which was shown on April 25 this year.Miss Haley’s best friend, Hannah Rice, a fellow pupil at the school, said in a statement that they had watched the last episode together on the night of April 29.She said: “At the beginning of the week-long series, a character tried to hang himself, but by the end of the week he was happier.” She added that they had both been left “upset and emotional” by the programme which dealt with “issues around suicide and depression” and had hugged each other before going to bed.Miss Rice also said her friend had been increasingly “clinging and frantic” in the week before her death and had expressed worries about leaving school. She thought Miss Haley was “fine” when she went to bed and she had not said anything about wanting to take her own life, she said. She added: “She did not tell me or indicate in any way that she needed to talk.”Miss Haley was found when staff went to wake her up at 7.30am the next morning.Miss Rice said in her statement that she knew Miss Haley had tried to take her own life in the past and she told how she had come to her room in the middle of the night last December when she was “obviously distressed” and looked “distant and drawn”. Auntie Viv (Anna Chancellor) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) in FlowersCredit:Des Willie A sixth former at a top private boarding school was found hanged just hours after being distressed by a Channel 4 black comedy series, an inquest heard.Rebecca Haley, 18, was said to have been left “upset and emotional” after watching a series called Flowers, which examined issues around suicide and depression. The teenager, who had suffered from mental health issues for a number of years, was found dead the following morning in her room at Gresham’s School in Holt, Norfolk.The six episodes of Flowers, which starred Olivia Colman – a former pupil at the school – and Julian Barratt, were all screened in the five days before Miss Haley’s death and focused on the dysfunctional lives of an eccentric family.center_img Ms Blake also suggested she may have “thought very deeply about things”. “It is clear she was a highly intelligent girl… intelligent people can overthink things. There was no note or any element of any planning. It was very sudden and I think she acted impulsively.”She said that her family should not blame themselves over the tragedy, describing her as “much loved at home”. Patrick Draper, a case manager for the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, said he began dealing with Miss Haley in May 2015 for her depression. She denied that she had any issue with bullying or difficulties at school but she made him think that she had “a long standing issue” which she did not want to discuss.Al Bailey, a deputy services manager at the Trust, said a review after Miss Haley’s death had found that she had received inadequate care as a care plan had not been drawn up and no risk assessment was carried out for her.But Mr Bailey said that the fault only effectively involved “poor record keeping” as Miss Haley had made it clear that she did not want help from the trust.Det Insp Chris Burgess of Norfolk Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and no indication of third party involvement.Her parents attended the inquest but declined to comment afterwards. As a result, she went to the school’s medical centre and was referred to mental health services. Miss Rice said she later discovered that she had been cutting her legs and arms.The inquest heard that Miss Haley, who lived with her mother in Barking, Suffolk, had a history of self-harming and was taking medication for depression.She had asked that her family was not told about how she had seen mental health services while away at her boarding school and was reluctant to engage in counselling, the inquest heard.Julie Simms, the matron of Britten House, said she had not noticed any difference in Miss Haley’s behaviour before her death, describing her as “a typical teenager who felt life was unfair, but had a sense of humour and would have a laugh”.In a narrative conclusion, Yvonne Blake, Norfolk area coroner, said there were “no warning signs” Miss Haley planned to take her own life.”I am not satisfied to the criminal standard that Rebecca appreciated the consequences of her actions,” she said. “I think there was a lot going on. She had seen a very emotional programme with her friend which had been on all week… she suffered from anxiety and low self esteem and her friend mentioned she was sad about leaving school.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Watch the worlds worstsmelling flower bloom before its too late

first_imgThousands of people are heading to the New York Botanical gardens, and many more are tuning in online to watch a flower bloom. That may seem odd, especially since the flower smells of rotting flesh, but for the Amorphophallus titanium, also known as the corpse flower, it’s a rare event indeed.As disgusting as it sounds, these flowers are special. After they’re planted they often taken 7-10 years to bloom for the first time. Subsequent blooms often take just as long, too. The plant smells so terrible because when it opens, it tries to attract as many bugs — flies, beetles, and the like — to help it pollinate other plants. The insects are attracted to the awful smell of rotting flesh because they usually lay their eggs in rancid meat. Lovely.Because of its rarity, Botanical gardens and private collectors cultivate the plants and make events of their flowering. It’s been more than 80 years since the New York Botanical Gardens had a blooming corpse flower. It’s like the Halley’s Comet of plants that smell like death.It takes about 48 hours for the whole process to finish, so if you’re curious you can check out the livestream from now until late Saturday night. And if you’re eager to test the fortitude of your stomach, you can go to the NYBC in the Bronx to check it out. So hurry and check out this smelly miracle of nature, with your eyes or your nose, before it’s too late. It really is an exquisite corpse flower.last_img read more

Netflix Characters Whip You Into Shape With DIY Personal Trainer

first_img What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer Watching Fuller House or Grace and Frankie on my phone during a workout passes the time. But it doesn’t exactly inspire hard work and perseverance.So, Netflix introduced the DIY personal trainer.Its fourth “Make It” project gives users “that extra push,” doling out motivation from your favorite Netflix characters “right when you need them most,” the streaming service said.“If committing to exercise [were] as easy as committing to Netflix, you’d probably have Daredevil’s abs by now,” according to a video description.You (or a tech-savvy friend) will need a background in building electronics and coding. Check out Netflix’s detailed bill of materials before getting started.“Feel free to make substitutions or experiment with different materials based on how you like to work out—or what will get you jazzed about working out,” the project page said.The toughest part, more than climbing a treadmill mountain or pushing up a cycling hill, is choosing the right personal trainer. Do you need a drill sergeant like Terry Crews (Ultimate Beastmaster), Red Reznikov (Orange is the New Black), or Frank Underwood (House of Cards)?NetflixOr do you work better under pressure from Queen Elizabeth (The Crown)? Perhaps the optimism of Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) or Stephanie Tanner (Fuller House) will get you to the finish line.Other options include Frankie Bergstein (Grace and Frankie), Dustin Henderson (Stranger Things), Kimmy Gibbler (Fuller House), Taystee Jefferson (Orange is the New Black), Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), BoJack Horseman (BoJack Horseman), and Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite). Those practicing their Spanish on the elliptical may want to channel drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Narcos).NetflixBuilt-in LEDs act as an activity meter: three lights suggest an energetic workout, while one means you’re slacking and are about to get whipped into shape. If you’re watching Netflix on iOS while working out, the personal trainer will auto-pause your show every time you stop and deliver motivational goodness.A CNC router or 3D printer could prove useful for building a case, to which you can attach a character faceplate. If you don’t hard code a specific personality as your coach, the device will automatically detect which faceplate is attached.Netflix launched its Make It program during September 2015’s Maker Faire, where it debuted the Netflix Switch—place food orders, silence mobile devices, build a playlist of TV episodes, and more with one tap. Three months later, the company introduced socks that pause the television when the wearer falls asleep.All the items needed can be purchased through Amazon. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Tatkal Booking Timings Change 50 Refund on Cancellation

first_imgThe timings for booking tickets under tatkal scheme have been changed.Under the revised timings, tatkal bookings for AC classes will be open from 10 am to 11 am. For non-AC classes, tatkal bookings will remain open for one hour from 11 am.  Besides, passengers will be able to get 50 percent refund on cancellation of these tickets.The Indian Railways is also planning to introduce ‘Tatkal Special’ train service, in which the travelling cost will be more compared to normal trains, The Economic Times reported. These special trains on tatkal fares will run on high traffic routes.Recently, the Indian Railways has announced to roll out paperless mobile ticketing system in luxury trains such as Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express, as a part of its efforts to reduce usage of paper.Currently, the Indian Railways use nearly 600 tonnes paper annually to print tickets and prepare reservation charts. On a pilot basis, the railways department has already introduced the paperless ticketing system in unreserved category in Egmore and Tambram suburban section in Chennai.The department is also expected to roll out multi-lingual portals for reservation of tickets.”Currently, it is in English and Hindi and we want the portals to be in all regional languages,” Railway Board Member (Traffic) Ajay Shukla told The Financial Express..last_img read more

Baltimore City NAACP Annual Prayer Breakfast

first_imgOn May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Baltimore City Branch NAACP is hosting its annual prayer breakfast at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. For more information call Joe Aston at 443-22-9459 or email him at

Goldman Sachs Pays Big to Settle Fraud Claims

first_imgGoldman Sachs Pays Big to Settle Fraud Claims in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Share Today, investment banking firm Goldman Sachs finalized a settlement first announced earlier this year, stating that it has agreed to settle federal and state investigations probes concerning the sale of toxic residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) in the time leading up to the financial crisis.Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay a $5.06 billion settlement in regard to its “conduct in the packaging, securitization, marketing, sale, and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) between 2005 and 2007,” according to an announcement from the U.S. Justice Department.  Michael DuVally, a spokesman for Goldman Sachs told MReport, “We are pleased to put these legacy matters behind us. Since the financial crisis, we have taken significant steps to strengthen our culture, reinforce our commitment to our clients, and ensure our governance processes are robust.”In January, Goldman Sachs first stated that it has come to an agreement in principle to resolve the investigation of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group of the U.S. Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (RMBS Working Group).According to the firm, the agreement will resolve real claims and any allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the New York and Illinois Attorneys General, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Federal Home Loan Banks of Chicago and Seattle, relating to the firm’s securitization, underwriting and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities from 2005 to 2007.”We are pleased to put these legacy matters behind us. Since the financial crisis, we have taken significant steps to strengthen our culture, reinforce our commitment to our clients, and ensure our governance processes are robust,” said Michael DuVally, a spokesman for Goldman Sachs.According to the Justice Department, Goldman Sachs is required to pay $2.385 billion in a civil penalty under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA). In addition, the investment firm will provide $1.8 billion toward loan forgiveness and financing for affordable housing, which includes relief to underwater homeowners, distressed borrowers, and affected communities. Goldman will also pay $875 million to resolve claims by other federal entities and state claims, in which $575 million will go to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).“This resolution holds Goldman Sachs accountable for its serious misconduct in falsely assuring investors that securities it sold were backed by sound mortgages, when it knew that they were full of mortgages that were likely to fail,” said Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart F. Delery. “This $5 billion settlement includes a $1.8 billion commitment to help repair the damage to homeowners and communities that Goldman acknowledges resulted from its conduct, and it makes clear that no institution may inflict this type of harm on investors and the American public without serious consequences.”Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, Head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division added, “Today’s settlement is another example of the department’s resolve to hold accountable those whose illegal conduct resulted in the financial crisis of 2008. Viewed in conjunction with the previous multibillion-dollar recoveries that the department has obtained for similar conduct, this settlement demonstrates the pervasiveness of the banking industry’s fraudulent practices in selling RMBS, and the power of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act as a tool for combatting this type of wrongdoing.”Several large financial institutions have settled with the U.S. Justice Department and state regulatory agencies to resolve claims of mortgage-backed securities fraud: Citigroup for $7 billion in July 2014, JPMorgan Chase for a then-record $13 billion in November 2013, and Bank of America for a record $16.65 billion in August 2014. Goldman’s settlement will mark the fourth-largest RMBS settlement to date.”We are pleased to put these legacy matters behind us. Since the financial crisis, we have taken significant steps to strengthen our culture, reinforce our commitment to our clients, and ensure our governance processes are robust,” Michael DuVally, a spokesman for Goldman Sachs told MReport.  National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) EVP of Government Affairs and General Counsel, Carrie Hunt, said in response to news that the NCUA will receive $575 million from the January Goldman Sachs Group settlement, bringing NCUA legal recoveries to a total of more than $3 billion.“NAFCU and our members appreciate NCUA’s persistence in seeking recoveries relative to faulty mortgage-backed securities sold to corporate credit unions,” Hunt stated.  “We continue to urge the agency to remain steadfast in its legal recovery efforts and to be completely transparent as to how the monies recovered will be returned to credit unions.”In addition to the settlement, Goldman also agreed to be held accountable for the statement of facts, which describes how the firm made “false and misleading representations to prospective investors about the characteristics of the loans it securitized and the ways in which Goldman would protect investors in its RMBS from harm,” the Justice Department stated.Here are the top three statements:Goldman told investors in offering documents that “[l]oans in the securitized pools were originated generally in accordance with the loan originator’s underwriting guidelines,” other than possible situations where “when the originator identified ‘compensating factors’ at the time of origination.”  But Goldman has today acknowledged that, “Goldman received information indicating that, for certain loan pools, significant percentages of the loans reviewed did not conform to the representations made to investors about the pools of loans to be securitized.”Specifically, Goldman has now acknowledged that, even when the results of its due diligence on samples of loans from those pools “indicated that the unsampled portions of the pools likely contained additional loans with credit exceptions, Goldman typically did not . . . identify and eliminate any additional loans with credit exceptions.”  Goldman has acknowledged that it “failed to do this even when the samples included significant numbers of loans with credit exceptions.”Goldman’s Mortgage Capital Committee, which included senior mortgage department personnel and employees from Goldman’s credit and legal departments, was required to approve every RMBS issued by Goldman.  Goldman has now acknowledged that “[t]he Mortgage Capital Committee typically received . . . summaries of Goldman’s due diligence results for certain of the loan pools backing the securitization,” but that “[d]espite the high numbers of loans that Goldman had dropped from the loan pools, the Mortgage Capital Committee approved every RMBS that was presented to it between December 2005 and 2007.”  As one example, in early 2007, Goldman approved and issued a subprime RMBS backed by loans originated by New Century Mortgage Corporation, after Goldman’s due diligence process found that one of the loan pools to be securitized included loans originated with “[e]xtremely aggressive underwriting,” and where Goldman dropped 25 percent of the loans from the due diligence sample on that pool without reviewing the unsampled 70 percent of the pool to determine whether those loans had similar problems.Click here to read the full announcement and all of Goldman’s statements of facts.center_img Goldman Sachs Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlement RMBS U.S. Justice Department 2016-04-11 Staff Writer April 11, 2016 552 Views last_img read more

LouisianaSteel Magnolias

first_imgLouisianaSteel Magnolias Ok, so … who HASN’T seen the film, Steel Magnolias? … are you lying?For the uninitiated – here’s a Huff Post piece that’s tantamount to Crib Notes.If you’re a diehard fan you might want to consider these lodgings when in Louisiana … because you can now stay in the home where author Robert Harling lived out Steel Magnolias in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Take a trip down memory lane as the Eatenton family home has been turned into a B&B offering Southern hospitality, and where the décor/exteriors haven’t changed since Robert lived there. You can stay in one of six suites, each named after characters for the film, and decorated to match. A stay in The Steel Magnolia House starts at approximately $250 per night. last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 1, 2018 11:03 am PDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Russell Wilson joins Portland Major League Baseball drive PORTLAND, Ore. – Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, the singer Ciara, have joined the effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Portland Diamond Project, the company leading the push, announced Friday that the husband-and-wife celebrities have each invested individually as “owner/investors” in the project.The Diamond Project’s leadership has stressed that its effort will take time, estimating an opening day in Portland would come in 2022 at the earliest.MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has called Portland a candidate to acquire a franchise whether by expansion, which hasn’t happened in 20 years, or relocation.Though Wilson is an NFL quarterback, he has a connection to baseball. He played in the minor leagues while in college and practiced with the Texas Rangers during spring training in March.last_img read more

The design appears well on the concrete wall The

first_img The design appears well on the concrete wall. The fish tank is ready to be filled with water. [Photo: Brad Crutchfield & Text: aa] Adam’s design, created by nailing multiple layers of tar paper to plywood forms, makes an indentation on concrete. [Photo: Brad Crutchfield & Text: aa] March 8, 2004 Lynn Burnett (left), agriculture volunteer, and Adam Nordfors (right), agriculture and landuse manager, remove the form for the fish tank of the aquaponic system. [Photo: Brad Crutchfield & Text: aa] last_img read more

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