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CSA tackles traders who “short and distort”

first_img James Langton In response to ongoing complaints about activist short-sellers, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are launching a public consultation to examine whether there’s actually a problem, and if so, what to do about it.In a new paper, the CSA explores the subject of short sellers who publicly stake out their negative position on a company through social media or other means. SEC calls for input on climate-risk disclosure Issuers and others have complained to the regulators that it’s too easy for loudmouthed shorts to publicly attack companies in an effort to drive down their stock prices and generate profits for traders that are short on that stock.In its paper, the CSA sets out the results of its initial research into the subject, which suggests that activist short-selling campaigns are notably less prevalent in Canada than they are in the U.S.On average, over the past 10 years, five of every 1,000 listed Canadian companies has faced an activist short campaign, compared with 21 U.S. companies.That said, the activity has increased over the past five years — usually focused on sectors where there’s perceived overvaluation, such as Canada’s red hot cannabis sector a couple of years ago.The paper also examines the state of short selling regulation in Canada and the rest of the world.Critics have long complained that the Canadian approach to short selling generally is too lax. Yet, regulators have defended the Canadian regime and made the case for ensuring that short selling is part of the market as it contributes to market liquidity and price discovery.Nevertheless, the CSA’s paper invites feedback on whether the short selling rules should be revisited, whether enforcement needs to change, and whether it should be easier for activist shorts to be sued in civil court for damaging conduct.“In recent years, activist short-selling campaigns have received considerably more attention, and stakeholders have raised concerns about the overall impact of this activity on our markets,” said Louis Morisset, chair of the CSA and president and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF).“To further inform our analysis, we are seeking comment on issues identified through our research,” he said.The deadline for responses is March 3, 2021. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Short selling,  Shareholder activismCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators Share this article and your comments with peers on social media ESMA sustains short-selling vigilance OSC, IIROC call for tips on abusive shorts foreign country with stock market data alexsl/iStocklast_img read more

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IIT Bombay start-ups develop novel technological weapons to effectively battle COVID-19

first_img IIT-B students who were inspired, empowered through DSSE courses and mentoring programmes, are now rising to meet COVID challenges with fresh thinking and effective solutionsThe Desai Sethi School of Entrepreneurship was set-up to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. More than 25 start-ups including Augle, Adapt, CareNx, Faclon, HelpNow, JanYu, Phabio, R2MI and others, started by IIT-B students who were inspired and empowered through DSSE courses and mentoring programmes, are now rising to meet the COVID challenges with fresh thinking and effective solutions.IIT Bombay start-ups have developed several novel technological weapons for frontline professionals and workers to effectively battle COVID-19.Facial recognition plus temperature sensingTwo start-up companies Augle AI and Faclon Labs have devised solutions for detection, tracking and localisation in a densely populated city. The temperature sensing system developed by Augle,  skims through hundreds of people moving in public places. Tejendu, head of their tech team, says, “We are integrating this with our existing facial recognition system to strengthen the safety and security in offices, government buildings, public places, malls – any place where people gather in large numbers.” They also provide drone-based crowd analytics for quarantined areas for increasing the safety of police officials and health workers. Faclon is working closely with the BMC to install automatic plug and play screening devices that can be mounted on a wall or tripod. They capture thermal snapshots of individuals and activate alarms upon detecting those with fever. Robotic smart trolleyA robotic smart trolley with racks designed by the start-up JanYu Technologies is being tested in local hospitals. Dr Om Singh of Lifecare Hospital, Vasai recommends the trolley with its WiFi connected tablet screen and in-built camera for patient interaction through live audio-visuals. Lt Gen Subrata Saha (Retd.) tweeted about the smart trolley for remote care for COVID patients. These trolleys can be remotely operated, for taking food, medicine, clothing and other critical supplies between isolation wards and supply units. “Our company develops robots for hazardous workspaces. We modified these to meet the current requirements, and are delivering trolleys to hospitals in Hyderabad, Lucknow and Delhi” said Sai Hemanth, Founder, JanYu Technologies. Personal protection equipmentRoutetomarket Media India (R2MI), which offers sales, distribution and media management services, is manufacturing customisable personal protection equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals, law and order personnel and other frontline workers. Harsh, one of the founders of R2MI, says “We are manufacturing about 5,000 PPEs per day and have pledged to donate 50 per cent of them.” Adapt Ideations provides cloud-based platforms for real-time monitoring of logistics and delivery. They utilised their network to manufacture face protection shields with BSL-2 compliance for use by doctors, health workers and enforcement officials. As of today, 200 face shields were donated to Thane traffic police, and 1250 were supplied to Aastha Pratishthan for Ratnagiri Police. More are in production, to meet the requests from Andhra Pradesh police, Telangana medical authorities, and Dharavi residents in Mumbai.Spot.Corona appA PhD student Farha joined hands with Sukanya, founder of a bioplastics start-up called Phabio, to develop a community engagement project. Their Spot.Corona app provides a heat map for informed decisions on contaminant zones, by predicting the number of hidden and reported cases. It uses multiple sets of data including symptoms, detection, travel history and contact tracing to identify infection hotspots. This helps in deciding about increased tests, optimal isolation zones and localised lockdown.Pregnancy counselling webinarsThe pandemic poses questions for a vast range of people with various medical conditions, including expecting mothers and their families worried about routine check-up, delivery and infection of new-borns. The CareNx team developed a video series and webinars called ‘Don’t Panic, Protect’ in partnership with renowned gynaecologists, doctors and counsellors. Their app is used by frontline workers to counsel more than 10,000 pregnant women in remote areas.15 minutes ambulance serviceThe HelpNow start-up team developed an app called MedCabs, reducing the time required to get an ambulance to under 15 minutes. They are aggregating ambulances, mobilising Uber drivers and giving them AHA-certified training as well as protective equipment. More than 350 such vehicles are currently moving on Mumbai roads, and have serviced over 9000 calls for help. The team launched a 24×7 helpline to provide sanitised ambulances with ventilators for COVID emergencies and are helping the government to sanitise public places like CST, BKC and Dharavi.“HelpNow was started by Aditya Makkar after his father suffered a heart attack and was told to wait for 45 minutes for an ambulance; he was saved by driving to the hospital in their own car” shared Dr Aparna Rao, who coordinates various courses offered by Desai Sethi School for Entrepreneurship at IIT Bombay. Most of these were developed within days of the nation-wide lock-down announced by the government.,” adds Prof B Ravi, Head of the Desai Sethi Centre for Entrepreneurship and Founder of BETiC innovation centre. Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By EH News Bureau on April 29, 2020 AdaptAugleCareNxCOVID-19Desai Sethi School of EntrepreneurshipFaclonHelpNowIIT BombayJanYuPhabioR2MISpot.Corona appstart-up The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share IIT Bombay start-ups develop novel technological weapons to effectively battle COVID-19 News Related Posts Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

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pv magazine’s weekly news round-up: Aug 8-15

first_imgpv magazine’s weekly news round-up: Aug 8-15A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days. August 15, 2014 pv magazine Finance Installations Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Every Friday, pv magazine will round up the biggest and best stories from the past week and package them here in one easily digestible news nugget. So kick back, fire up the coffee machine and get up to speed with the latest comings and goings in the global PV industry. What we learned this weekAs first half financial reports hopped hot off the press production line seemingly every day, it was the first half performance of leading global PV markets that caused the biggest stir. China cemented its position as the world’s PV powerhouse, adding 3.3 GW of solar capacity in the first six months of 2014. However, despite eclipsing all other markets, that figure was some way short of approaching the halfway point towards 13 GW for the year – a target the government confidently pitched at the beginning of 2014. Elsewhere, NPD Solarbuzz confirmed that the U.K. had now reached 5 GW of installed solar capacity, shooting it to sixth-place overall as the nation rushes to bring large-scale solar plants online before next April’s removal of the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme for installations of 5 MW or more. The British government’s decision to scrap the scheme appears to be at odds with public perception following a Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) public attitude tracker that found 82% of British households favor solar as their preferred choice of energy – a result that came as no surprise to the U.K.’s Solar Trade Association (STA), policy analyst Leonie Greene told pv magazine. “Time and time again the public pick solar power as their favorite technology. This is reflected in the fact we have over half a million solar homes across the U.K. today, and growing. The scale of public support makes it nonsensical that solar power is being singled out for punitive treatment by DECC. Solar farms have not dented the very strong public support for solar, and indeed polls specifically on solar farms show they are the single-most popular local energy development,” Greene said. “If government provide a stable policy to grid parity for solar, the public’s love of this technology will be rewarded in full.” Japan’s solar love affair shows no sign of descending into the sort of passive aggression-tinged, “nuclear would never have said that…” type relationship that can afflict some blossoming unions: the market is on course to grow by as much as 11.9 GW (AC) this year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Data from the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed that more than 1 GW of capacity was added to the grid in April, with more than half comprising small-scale (10 kW to 1 MW) installations. “Providers of residential systems are now focusing on small-scale commercial applications with the capacity of 10 kW to <50 kW," said Izumi Kaizuka from RTS. Back to black?Many leading solar companies published their first half financial results this week, with the overriding trend wholly positive for most. Germany's centrotherm delivered strong revenues of $104 million, but believes a difficult second half lies ahead. The story was similar for SolarWorld, which despite enjoying a 53% shipment increase expects overall annual revenue to come in below expectations. Singulus cited order delays as a reason why the company's return to profit has been delayed in H1, but CEO Stefan Rinck said that the company is "well positioned for several investment projects with our products, and we expect additional, larger order intake in the second half of 2014, which together with the existing orders should still make earnings contributions in the current year." Meanwhile, Canadian Solar reported extremely strong Q2 results, driven by record shipments of 646 MW propelling its revenue to $626 million for the quarter. The company also revealed a pipeline of 1.3 GW, of which approximately half of that capacity is penciled in for Ontario, Canada. ReneSola also posted impressive shipment growth for Q2, posting a net profit of $800,000 after losing $21.1 million in the same period for 2013. AEG Power Solutions managed to narrow its Q2 loss to just €9.2 million, while Spain’s Abengoa had the Americas to thank for boosting its net profit, with the company generating more than 65% of its revenue from North and South America. Meyer Burger, meanwhile, filed a loss for H1 despite increasing its sales 43% year-on-year. New markets on the upComplementing solar's encouraging growth in the more established markets, as well the return to form for some of the industry's big-hitters, was the news that a number of previously unheralded (or slow-on-the-uptake) markets have begun to cause a solar stir. Turkey – touted for a long time as the next big thing in PV – is laying the foundations for a multi-GW market over the next decade, advisors at cleantech analyst firm Apricum told pv magazine. "Right now there is a 2 GW project pipeline for unlicensed PV applications in Turkey, of which at least 1 GW is very serious," said Apricum senior advisor Deniz Polatkan. "I anticipate that the market can surpass as much as 10 GW by 2023." BNEF reported too that Mexico and Central America are on the cusp of rapid PV growth, with Mexico alone on course to add 100 MW this year. The Central American region will see 193 MW of new solar PV capacity, rising to more than 450 MW in 2016, said BNEF’s experts. Energy reforms announced this week in Mexico should also benefit the solar sector, many experts believe. In the U.S., solar fever finally infected ‘ol Mississippi, with the state ruling that it is no longer opposed to net metering while also lining up Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for solar and wind projects to the tune of 100 MW. And finally…China continued to prod the U.S. by first asking for an extra week in which to strike a deal in the ongoing solar trade war (a request subsequently granted by the U.S. Department of Commerce), before today announcing that it will close a loophole next month whereby U.S., EU and South Korean polysilicon providers can no longer supply Chinese manufacturers via the country's "processing trade" rules. The decision is set to benefit those companies that enjoy low duties, Johannes Bernreuter of Bernreuter Research told pv magazine. Suntech snapped up 30% of U.S. storage company Powin Energy in a bold move into the American battery market; Saudi Arabia announced that it could soon offer solar PV LCOE between $70 and $90 per MWh, and Enphase Energy signed a three-year supply deal with Vivint Solar. August 8-15: That was the week that was. Be sure to follow @pv-magazine on Twitter for continued updates and breaking news, and check back next Friday for the next pv magazine weekly news roundup.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. 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Sanity is manly too

first_imgWHO defines health as not merely the absence of illness, but being sound both mentally and physically.Mental health is an integral part of living a healthy, balanced, and harmonious life. It majorly impacts how we feel, thinks, and behave each day.1 in 7 individuals in India suffers from mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, idiopathic developmental intellectual disability, conduct disorders, and autism, the majority of which consists of men.The reason for the high rates of suicides amongst men in the middle age groups is also increasing with time. Unreasonable rage, insomnia, irritability, increased alcohol intake, low self-esteem, and substance abuse are some of the key signs of the start of mental instability.The burden that is quartered upon the men of our society is explicit. They are expected to hide their tears, be rigid, be strong, and not express fully how they are feeling, to be precise.There are plenty of reasons men don’t seek out help, even if they think they need to. Because of the unavailability of proper psychologists, scarcity of help from friends and family, and their support. The stigma that has been a mental shadow from their childhood often stops them from taking a step for themselves even if it is in a positive direction. They are afraid of looking weak, stupid, soft, or less “MANLY” in front of their peers and everybody else around them.Simple gestures, for example, if we teach our children-To respect each other’s feelings instead of making fun of itTo always express themselves without any fear and support others to do the sameInstead of saying “don’t cry like a girl”, why don’t we ask just the reason and stop sexism like these.To stop including remarks like “fight like a girl”, or “play like a girl” in their day to day lives.The burden of achieving success, being ahead of their peers and to be stable financially is a source of stress and anxiety for the men of our society.How does mental health affect our lives?As we speak many people are going through anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. The crux of the problem is the absence of communication and openness about mental health. Checkups when felt necessary, attention to PTSD, and instead of labelling the person “mad” or “insane”, getting proper ailments and necessities.The regular changing patterns in the behaviour of a person, a lack of productivity and effectiveness, change in sleeping patterns, extreme mood changes, and inability to properly cope from highs and lows of life, are the major signs that our mental health is being negatively affected in our lives.What’s the proper approach or steps towards the decrease in these?The approach starts from the beginning itself. Casual sexism works negatively in the long run. Denoting the women as “overly emotional”, or men as “stonehearted” is the approach we should strongly root against for.The approach in the family for sharing personalized experiences and daily routines gives rise to an effective and early approach if anything seems off.Speaking without hesitation about the things making an individual uncomfortable is an effective approach.Mental illnesses and disorders not only affect the suffering individual but also the family and friends associated with them in their daily life. The person created his void in which he is trapped and is unable to walk out of it even if he wishes to. “Don’t be such a girl”, “Boys don’t cry”, “Be a man”, “Hide your emotions”Why are the aforementioned words of ours allocated to the boys and men?From childhood itself, these sorts of thought processes are embedded in the minds of the males of our society, that it’s a bad or a forbidden thing to let your sentiments out, express yourself or even cry for that matter.Society tells men that it’s simply unacceptable to have too many feelings. The stigma related to men’s mental health awareness is huge. In Indian society, it is, in general, a very sacred topic to put our finger onto, and especially when it comes to men, Indian society expects them to be a “MAN” about it all and to hide and conceal their feelings.It becomes so much easier, wiser, and enjoyable to live life fully, without any overpowering mental burden. To talk about your inner self enables a person to fully indulge in the essence of happiness and self-realization and maturity. Various mood disorders and trauma-related issues should be dealt with by proper psychiatric care and help.Suppressing and oppressing the mental problems or intricacies is and will never be an option toward a harmonious mentality. To be a man or a woman does not symbolize a person’s ability to handle or deal with stress, anxiety, or any other issue for that matter.As June is to be considered the month of “Men’s Health“, we urge the people to be more considerate and a bit cautious to their approach in communicating with anyone and everyone, as a simple wrongly approached gesture may leave a negative marked entity in a person’s mind that he/she won’t be able to heal on herself and lead it on forward to the life and about.Lastly, to feel is not a weakness but a sign of strength, be MAN enough to feel, empathize, understand…feeling is human.“What mental health needs, is more sunlight, more candour, and more unashamed conversation”.last_img read more

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A Port In A Storm

first_imgThere are not many happy days in a cancer hospital.This was going to be one of them.But a year and a half earlier, Ryan’s daughter Bridget, at age 38, was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer.The tumor had at first been misdiagnosed by doctors at one prestigious hospital.“They admitted me, diagnosed me with diverticulitis, and treated me with antibiotics for five days,” Bridget says. “I never saw a urologist to see if the rupture had invaded my bladder or urinary tract. No tests done for the presence of cancer. I was released and scheduled for a colonoscopy in eight weeks.”Two long months later, Bridget had the colonoscopy. “They found a mass and took a biopsy,” Bridget says. “Three days later my husband was at work and I was playing with my two-year-old daughter as two workmen were fixing floor tiles in my kitchen when the doctor called. She told me I had colon cancer. I looked at my baby and asked the doctor what stage. She said, ‘Stage 4.’ When I hung up the two workmen saw me wiping my eyes. They asked what was wrong. I said I was just told I have stage 4 cancer. They both hugged me — complete strangers.”The misdiagnosis allowed the tumor to grow until it eventually burst, breaking through the colon wall and touching her bladder.Not good.Bridget went to a top surgeon at another hospital for a second opinion and the new doctor specializing in colon cancer downgraded her tumor to Stage 3. But he said it needed an immediate resection surgery. A bladder cancer surgeon would also need to cut a small crescent from her bladder.Those first few weeks of misdiagnosis, diagnosis, and a plan of action were a whirlwind of emotions and fears. All Bridget could think of was her baby girl growing up without a mommy.Bridget put on a brave public face, but many of her nights were spent staring at the ceiling reviewing her life and making plans for her little girl if she didn’t make it.Ryan went with Bridget on the day they embedded a port under her skin on her upper chest so that medicine and chemo could more easily be sent into her system. This port is like the gas tank portal of your car. It turns you into a pumping station for cancer drugs. Some cancer patients never have their ports removed.Then Bridget went into surgery, with doctors excising the tumor from her colon and skimming the bladder.No cancer surgery is ever 100-percent successful, but doctors told Ryan they felt very optimistic about his daughter’s chances for a full recovery.Then began the six grueling months of chemotherapy, dripping toxins through Bridget’s embedded port into her bloodstream to kill any wayward cancer cells. Bridget had to take another bottle of chemo home to attach to her port the following day. The port had to be flushed and cleaned and immaculately maintained to avoid infection. The port was a like a badge of cancer on her chest, a symbol of terminal illness.Ryan accompanied Bridget on every one of her sessions, spending that time lost in father-daughter-grandfather chats. Watching and discussing the news. Eating lunch in the chemo suite.At the end of her six months, chemo-related neuropathy caused balance-loss numbness in Bridget’s feet and a scary loss of dexterity in her hands. When she visited her neurologist for a prescription he became alarmed at the severity of the neuropathy in Bridget’s hands. “It’s usually only in the feet,” the neurologist said. “When it’s in the hands like that it could indicate that the cancer has spread to the spine and brain. I want scans of both.”This is the rollercoaster ride of cancer. The long slow climb to good news is often followed by sudden dips into new fears and dangers.Bridget undertook the scans on December 7. The results would take five anxious days, like awaiting a death penalty verdict. Then on the first day of Chanukah, Bridget sat with her husband and father in her oncologist’s office. The doctor entered with a poker face, a sheaf of papers in her hand, nodding to all.The female doctor asked Bridget how she was feeling. Bridget said she’d tell her once the doctor told her the results of her scans.“Oh,” said the oncologist, waving the test results. “I have nothing but good news. We’ve studied all the scans, brain, spine, colon, and bladder. You are cancer-free.”Ryan and his daughter and son-in-law hugged.But it still was not over.Six months later another colonoscopy had Ryan and Bridget nervous. But results found she was still cancer free.Okay, one last piece of business.Last week Ryan’s daughter entered the cancer hospital. A nurse asked her what she was here for. “I’m getting my port removed,” Bridget said.“That’s wonderful news,” the nurse said, smiling. “We love hearing that around here.”Ryan smiled at his daughter Bridget because at long last it looked like the war was over.Then Ryan’s daughter went home to life — sweet, beautiful life — with her own three-year-old [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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2018 in Review: A Farmington drive-by, a Farmington Hills murder

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) We’re counting down our biggest stories of 2018 in local business, city government, law enforcement, schools, and the arts.While crime rates have dropped to record low levels in Farmington and Farmington Hills, both cities experienced episodes of gun violence just weeks apart in 2018.A rare drive-by shooting peppered a home on Wesley Street in Farmington at around 10:30 p.m. on September 21. No one was injured, and investigators quickly determined that the home was targeted.Earlier this month, Public Safety Director Frank Demers said the investigation remains “very, very active.” The local department is working with three federal and a dozen local law enforcement agencies.UPDATE: Farmington police say drive-by shooting targeted home on WesleyJust a few weeks after the Farmington incident, two men were shot at a Farmington Hills apartment complex, one fatally. Hills police said the victim in that shooting, 22-year-old Alex Ward, was also targeted. He was a Farmington resident and former Farmington High School student.Monday shooting victim was Farmington residentThree men – Maliek Thomas Williams, 20, Jamir Dmarco Brown-Gray, 22, and Steven Doinelle Davis, 19 – face multiple charges in connection with the incident, which happened at around 1 a.m. on October 15. Their preliminary exam got underway this month and will continue at 1:30 p.m. on January 10.UPDATE: Three face charges in fatal Farmington Hills shooting Reported bylast_img read more

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Laguna Madre ready for the Fourth

first_img RelatedTown plans full day for July 4thBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Live music, a parade and family-oriented activities are slated at Laguna Vista’s Independence Day Parade and Picnic on July 1. New to the event this year is a Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m., with participants encouraged to dress in patriotic colors for the event.…June 23, 2017In “News”4th of July celebration slated in Laguna VistaBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A full day of family fun is scheduled on June 30 in the Laguna Vista Independence Day Fun Run, Parade and Celebration capped-off with a fireworks extravaganza over the Laguna Madre Bay. Events kick-off at with the Independence Day Fun Run at 7 a.m. at Roloff…June 8, 2018In “News”Full slate for Independence Day funBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Laguna Madre area can celebrate an early Independence Day this Saturday in Laguna Vista. The first-ever Laguna Vista Fun Run, Parade and Celebration featuring a fireworks show over the Bay, is scheduled June 30 at Roloff Park. Designed to be a family fun…June 29, 2018In “News” Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] towns of the Laguna Madre are all set to celebrate Independence Day this weekend.The Town of Laguna Vista has an entire day of events planned this Saturday, July 1. Things kick off bright and early with an Independence Run and Walk. The 5K run or 1-mile walk will begin at 7 a.m. at Roloff Park on FM 510 in Laguna Vista.Then, later that afternoon, the Town will continue its Fourth of July festivities with a parade and family friendly celebration. The Independence Day Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Laguna Vista Fire Station located on FM 510 not far from the Highway 100 intersection. Residents are encouraged to don their most festive patriotic wear.Following the parade will be a celebration at Roloff Park from 6-10 p.m. The event will feature live music by Hector Guzman and the Allnighters, as well as plenty of children’s activities and food vendors.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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SEC commissioner Mike Slive to retire in July 2015

first_imgSEC commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years as the conference’s top executive, the SEC announced Tuesday afternoon.Slive, who the league also said is being treated for “a recurrence of prostate cancer,” will retire effective July 31, 2015.“I have been blessed in more ways than I can count and I will have as much passion for this job on my last day as I did on my first,” Slive, 74, said in a statement released by the conference. “I consider my health situation a temporary detour in a remarkable road that has allowed me to meet amazing people, experience incredible events and celebrate historic victories. I will relish my final year in this position and look forward to being the biggest fan of the SEC for many years to come.”The statement continued that the prognosis for Slive’s treatment is good. He was diagnosed following back surgery in August. Slive will remain with the conference as a consultant following his retirement from the commissioner’s post.The SEC will begin a national search for Slive’s replacement this fall, Vanderbilt chancellor Nick Zeppos said in the statement. Zeppos is the chair of the league’s presidents and chancellors.last_img read more

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Claim Tottenham have eyebrow raising list of 4 new managers, so…

first_imgIt seems that the Italian press won’t forget about this Mauricio Pochettino to Barcelona story.Just so you don’t get caught by surprise, Gazzetta Dello Sport were the first to publish it today, saying the Tottenham Hotspur boss would be the Catalan side’s priority to replace Luis Enrique.Then Tutto Mercato Web came up with an exclusive claiming that Barça would have scheduled a meeting with the Argentine manager for the next 48 hours.Now the website has another exclusive this evening, this time saying Tottenham are already considering new managers in the case that Pochettino leaves.The names would be Roma’s Luciano Spaletti, Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri, Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri and the former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, who’s currently unattached.We can’t even say how ridiculous this is getting. First because we, just like most of the European outlets, are not convinced Barcelona are going for Pochettino as their number one target. Second because there’s no sense for Tottenham to have such list of exclusively Italian managers.But as we’re sure Tutto Mercato Web have their very good sources feeding them, let’s see what happens in the next few days.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

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Some very “colourful” British football kits of the late 19th and early 20th century

first_imgAll Activity 423 Followers 0 Posted April 28, 2013 Location:Wisco Share this post 26 Graham_Clayton 26 By Graham_Clayton, April 27, 2013 in Sports Logo News Link to post Some interesting colour and pattern combinations!http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Articles/Strange_Hues.htm “People of the court, these guys are total dildos!&quot 26 Penrith Panthers 315 posts 423 Sports Logos Coventry City Go To Topic Listing Some very “colourful” British football kits of the late 19th and early 20th century Sports Logo News Forums Home Recommended Posts Posted April 27, 2013 Sign in to follow this   illwauk I want to see Bolton Wanderers use those 1884 kits as change kits SO BAD! Sports Logos illwauk Share on other sites Sports Logo News Brown Sign in to follow this   Members Share on other sites Location:South Windsor, NSW, Australia 12,353 posts Link to post 0 0 SportsLogos.Net Some very “colourful” British football kits of the late 19th and early 20th century 423 Some very “colourful” British football kits of the late 19th and early 20th century Followers 0 Members All Activity SportsLogos.Net Forums Home Graham_Clayton Share this post This topic is now closed to further replies. last_img read more