Limerick man questioned after ‘paedophile sting’ video

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement LimerickNewsLimerick man questioned after ‘paedophile sting’ videoBy Staff Reporter – April 5, 2018 5588 TAGSChild Protection AwarenessGardaílimerickpaedophile WhatsApp Linkedin Email Printcenter_img Facebook A MAN has been questioned in Limerick over allegations of online grooming of minors after he was caught up in a ‘sting’ operation by a group targeting paedophiles.A video released on social media by the Child Protection Awareness (CPA) group showing the man talking to two young teenage girls had been viewed more than 200,000 times by this Wednesday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up CPA says it travels all over Ireland confronting paedophiles over their online grooming activities and that they confront up to three “predators” each week.On Easter Sunday, two female members of the group streamed a facebook live 42 minute video showing them calling to an address in Limerick city centre and confronting a man who is alleged to have engaged in sexually explicit messaging with young teenage girls.They then challenge the Limerick man over pictures he sent to two young girls, aged 13 and 14.“We’ve come here to talk to you about who you’ve been talking to online,” one woman says as the other remarks that his home is near to two schools.The women challenge the man about talking to “at least four girls that we know of” with some incidents dating back to November 2017.The man replies that he never met the girls.At the end of the video, Gardaí from Roxboro Road arrive at the scene and the women inform them that they have confronted the man about his online activity.A separate video was posted a short time later showing a man being taken into custody in the back of a patrol car.This Tuesday, Gardaí confirmed that a man was interviewed and investigations were underway as part of a wider probe into online child grooming allegations. Members of the CPA group were also due to the interviewed about the incident.Gardaí are also understood to be investigating an incident involving threats to the property where Sunday’s ‘sting’ operation occurred. Twitter Previous articleFringe2018: Storytellers, ravers and a magic crowNext articleMilitary museum on the march for funding Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

TISSIUM Adds to Executive Leadership Team

first_img Facebook Twitter PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– TISSIUM, a privately-owned medtech company developing biomorphic programmable polymers for tissue reconstruction, announced today that it has added to its leadership team as it looks to accelerate its partnership strategy and increase its focus on the U.S. market. As part of this effort, the Company has appointed Hunt Henrie as its Chief Business Officer and Seth Schulman as its Vice President of Global Regulatory and Clinical Affairs. Across his extensive and diverse career, Mr. Henrie has spent three decades as a global leader in the finance industry, including more than 25 years in investment banking, private equity and venture investing. As a result, he has developed vast experience driving strategy, business development and investments for global medtech and life science companies. Most recently, Mr. Henrie served as Managing Director and Global Head of Medtech at Locust Walk, an independent strategic advisory, M&A, and capital markets investment bank. He also held positions at Ferghana Partners and J.P. Morgan Chase, among others. Mr. Henrie is a former member of the board of directors at XShares and he advises a number of innovative medtech companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University in International Relations, a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and he attended Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program. Mr. Schulman has spent more than 25 years in regulatory affairs at medical device and biotech companies across the U.S. Most recently, Mr. Schulman served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Penumbra Inc., a global healthcare company developing medical devices and innovative therapies. Prior to that, he held roles at Genzyme Biosurgery (now, Sanofi Genzyme), Medtronic Vascular, and Boston Scientific. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tufts University. “TISSIUM will benefit greatly from the wisdom and business acumen that Hunt and Seth can deliver for our company, especially as we look to expand the business and meet our strategic goals. The addition of an industry veteran such as Hunt to TISSIUM’s roster significantly enhances our ability to achieve our goal to be a leader in tissue reconstruction through partnerships with industry, starting with our two programs in Cardiovascular and Hernia repair,” said Christophe Bancel, CEO of TISSIUM. “Additionally, the appointment of Seth brings the required Regulatory experience to TISSIUM as we position the company to expand our platform of products with multiple indications and move into a new phase in Europe and especially the U.S.” Mr. Henrie said, “I am thrilled to join the team at this important time and support Christophe’s leadership and unique vision for TISSIUM. The company is innovating at a high level and I am excited to support the company’s mission to help patients by bringing its proprietary platform of biomorphic programmable polymer-based products to market.” Mr. Schulman said, “I am very pleased to join TISSIUM during this time of growth and acceleration. Throughout my career, I have been passionate about helping to develop medical technologies that provide significant clinical benefit to patients and physicians, advancing products through the regulatory process, and identifying the optimal approach for these technologies to reach patients. As I take on this new role, I am excited to join the team in leading TISSIUM into this next phase.” About TISSIUM: TISSIUM is a privately-owned medtech company based in Paris, France that is dedicated to the rapid development and commercialization of a unique biopolymer platform to address various unmet clinical needs. The company’s platform is based on a proprietary polymer family with unique properties including the ability to conform to and integrate with surrounding tissue to enable tissue reconstruction. Furthermore, the polymer building blocks enable customization to match tissue-specific requirements for different therapeutic areas. The company is developing a portfolio of solutions for peripheral nerve, gastrointestinal, ENT and cardiovascular applications. The company also develops delivery and activation devices for enhanced performance and usability of its family of polymers. TISSIUM’s technology is based on world-class research and intellectual property from the laboratories of Professor Robert Langer (MIT) and Professor Jeffrey M. Karp (Brigham and Women’s Hospital), who co-founded the company in 2013. For more information, please visit: www.TISSIUM.com and @TISSIUMtech. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005005/en/ CONTACT: PRESS Europe Brice Epry – Chief of Staff [email protected] Tel: +33 1 76 21 72 28 Twitter: @TISSIUMtechU.S. Marion Janic [email protected] Tel: +1 646-537-5649 KEYWORD: FRANCE EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY OTHER HEALTH HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL OTHER SCIENCE MEDICAL DEVICES RESEARCH HOSPITALS SURGERY SCIENCE CLINICAL TRIALS SOURCE: TISSIUM Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005005/en WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Local News WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook TISSIUM Adds to Executive Leadership Team Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Previous articleStratasys Introduces Enterprise-Class Multi-Material Polyjet 3D Printer for Engineering PrototypesNext articleStrome, Rangers spoil Ovechkin’s milestone with 4-2 win Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Immigration’s Affect on the Housing Market

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Immigration’s Affect on the Housing Market  Print This Post Share Save About Author: Brianna Gilpin Subscribe May 19, 2017 1,534 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Every year, the United State’s real estate market is becoming more culturally diverse. According to Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst from the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, stemming from immigration, the interest from foreigners alone will strengthen home sales activity and price. The National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) Danielle Hale, managing Director of housing research, was joined by Nowrasteh at the 2017 Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo to discuss the current and future impact foreign buyers have on the U.S. Housing Market.According to Nowrasteh and the 2015 American Community Survey, of the roughly 321.4 million residents in the U.S., 278.1 million are native, and the remaining 43.3 million, made up of 20.7 million naturalized citizens and 22.6 million non-citizens, are foreign-born.“Immigration affects rents and home prices far more than it affects the labor market,” said Nowrasteh. “An expected 1 percent increase in a city’s population produces a 1 percent uptick in rents, while an unexpected increase results in a 3.75 percent rise.”In regards to studies conducted on immigration and housing, Nowrasteh explained most of the impact would be where immigrants tend to reside: low-to-middle income counties.Referencing NAR’s 2016 Profile of International Activity in the U.S. residential real estate, Hale said foreigners view the U.S. as a great place to buy and invest in real estate.“A majority of foreign buyers in recent years are coming from China, which surpassed Canada as the top country by dollar volume of sales in 2013 and total sales 2015,” said Hale. “Foreign buyers on average purchase more expensive homes than U.S. residents and are more likely to pay in cash.”Hale foreshadowed where future sales activity from immigrants will take place explaining that roughly half of all foreign buyers purchased in Florida, California, Texas, Arizona, or New York. Immigration’s Affect on the Housing Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Study: Tax Reform Will Increase Homeownership Burden Next: High Down Payments Alter Young Homebuyer Priorities Alex Nowrasteh center for global liberty and prosperity Danielle Hale Immigration National Association of Realtors 2017-05-19 Brianna Gilpin The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Alex Nowrasteh center for global liberty and prosperity Danielle Hale Immigration National Association of Realtors Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

‘Are They Destined To Carry Their Backwardness Till Eternity?’: SC Says Fruits Of Reservation Not Reaching Lowest Strata Of SC-STs [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop Stories’Are They Destined To Carry Their Backwardness Till Eternity?’: SC Says Fruits Of Reservation Not Reaching Lowest Strata Of SC-STs [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 Aug 2020 4:34 AMShare This – x”The million dollar question is how to trickle down the benefit to the bottom rung; reports indicate that benefit is being usurped by those castes (class) who have come up and adequately represented.”The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court opined that the State Government can give the preferential treatment to a particular class more backward out of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe without depriving others of benefit. The bench, has made several observations in the judgment in favour of revisiting the dictum in E V Chinnaiah vs State of Andhra Pradesh, though…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court opined that the State Government can give the preferential treatment to a particular class more backward out of Scheduled Castes  and Scheduled Tribe without depriving others of benefit. The bench, has made several observations in the judgment in favour of revisiting the dictum in E V Chinnaiah vs State of Andhra Pradesh, though it referred the matter to larger bench since EV Chinnaiah is a judgment of a five judge bench. Justice Arun Mishra, who authored the judgment for the bench, observed that there are unequals within the list of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and socially and educationally backward classes and that the fruits of reservation is not reaching the lowest strata. It observed that the State cannot be deprived of the power to take care of the qualitative and quantitative difference between different classes to take ameliorative measures. Concluding its 78 page judgment, the court observed thus:”The interpretation of Articles 14, 15, 16, 338, 341, 342, and 342A is a matter of immense public importance, and correct interpretation of binding precedents in Indra Sawhney and other decisions. Though we have full respect for the principle of stare decisis, at the same time, the Court cannot be a silent spectator and shut eyes to stark realities. The constitutional goal of social transformation cannot be achieved without taking into account changing social realities.”Click here to read the background of the caseDoes Preferential Treatment Include and Excludes Castes?One of the questions considered by the bench, also comprising Justices Indira Banerjee, MR Shah, Vineet Saran and Aniruddha Bose, was whether subclassification made or preferential treatment within the class of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and socially and educationally backward classes can be said to be an exercise of inclusion or exclusion particularly when the other castes in the list of Scheduled Caste persons are not deprived of the benefit of reservation in totality? It observed: All the castes included in the list of Scheduled Caste are given the benefit of reservation as per representation in service, but only specific percentage fixed for preferential treatment to a caste/class which was not able to enjoy the benefit of reservation on account of their being more backward within the backward classes of Scheduled Castes. The preferential treatment would not tantamount to excluding other classes as total deprivation caused to any of the castes in the list of Scheduled Caste under Article 341(2). Caste is nothing but a class. It is the case of classification to provide benefit to all and to those deprived of the benefit of reservation, being the poorest of the poor. Whether the action based on intelligible differentia to trickle down the benefit can be said to be violative of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution and whether sub­classification can be said to be an act of inclusion or exclusion particularly when various reports indicating that there is inequality inter se various castes included within the list of Scheduled Castes. They do not constitute homogenous class have been relied upon. Based on the report and to give adequate representation to those who continue to remain the most backward of the downtrodden class, the provisions containing a certain percentage of preferential treatment subject to availability without depriving others in the list were made. The bench noted that, in Indra Sawhney, it was held that it is permissible to make sub classification within socially and educationally backward classes. That discussion would be applicable for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as they admittedly fall under Article 16, it added. How to trickle down the benefit to the bottom rung? Another question which was considered was whether sub­classification for providing benefit to all castes can be said to be tinkering with the list under Articles 341, 342 and 342A, in view of the decisions in Indra Sawhney, permitting sub­classifications of backward classes and in Jarnail Singh, in which, it was opined that ‘creamy layer concept’ for exclusion of benefit can be applied to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and it does not in any manner tinker with the Presidential list under Article 341 or 342 of the Constitution. The Court opined: “The caste or group or sub­group continued exactly as before in the list. It is only those persons within that group or sub­group, who have come out of untouchability or backwardness by virtue of belonging to the creamy layer, who are excluded from the benefit of reservation. The million dollar question is how to trickle down the benefit to the bottom rung; reports indicate that benefit is being usurped by those castes (class) who have come up and adequately represented. It is clear that caste, occupation, and poverty are interwoven. The State cannot be deprived of the power to take care of the qualitative and quantitative difference between different classes to take ameliorative measures. The entire basket of fruits cannot be given to mighty at the cost of others under the guise of forming a homogenous class. The court observed that sub­classification was made under Section 4(5) of the Punjab Act to ensure that the benefit of the reservation percolate down to the deprived section and do not remain on paper and to provide benefit to all and give them equal treatment. On the question whether it is violative of Article 14, the bench observed: In our opinion, it would be permissible on rationale basis to make such sub­classification to provide benefit to all to bring equality, and it would not amount to exclusion from the list as no class (caste) is deprived of reservation in totality. In case benefit which is meant for the emancipation of all the castes, included in the list of Scheduled Castes, is permitted to be usurped by few castes those who are adequately represented, have advanced and belonged to the creamy layer, then it would tantamount to creating inequality whereas in case of hunger every person is required to be fed and provided bread. The entire basket of fruits cannot be given to mighty at the cost of others under the guise of forming a homogenous class.Notably, the same bench had made similar observations in the case Chebrolu Leela Prasad Rao and others vs State of Andhra Pradesh and others also.Affluent & Advanced Within SC/ST Not Permitting Reservation Benefits Trickle Down To Needy : SC Calls For List Revision [Read Judgment] The question of immense public importance arises in view of the insertion of Article 342AThe Court also noted the impact of Article 342A inserted by the Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Act, 2018, w.e.f. 14.8.2018.The provisions of Articles 341, 342, and 342A are pari materia, and the reservation for socially and educationally backward classes was the subject matter under consideration in Indra Sawhney. Thus, the question arises how different opinions can be expressed with respect to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and socially and educationally backward classes for the purposes of the classification. The provisions of Article 16(4) and Article 342A indicate that it would not be permissible to adopt different criteria for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and socially and educationally backward classes. The authoritative pronouncement is required with respect to the effect of aforesaid provisions of the Constitution and whether subclassification is permissible only with respect to the socially and educationally backward classes covered under Article 342A read with Article 366(26C) and not with respect to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes covered under similar provisions, i.e., under Articles 341 and 342 read with Article 366(24) and 366(25) respectively. The question of immense public importance arises in view of the insertion of Article 342A. When we consider Indra Sawhney, permitting such classification of socially and educationally backward class, and provisions of Articles 341, 342, and 342A are pari materia, the Court is required to have a fresh look on the decision rendered in E.V. Chinnaiah. In the spirit of constitutional provisions, the question is required to be re­examined authoritatively by this Court being of immense public importance. Thus, the case is required to be heard by a larger Bench than the one which decided E.V. ChinnaiahFollowing are some other observations made by the bench: Disparity within Scheduled Caste is writ large There is cry, and caste struggle within the reserved class as benefit of reservation in services and education is being enjoyed, who are doing better hereditary occupation. The scavenger class given the name of Balmikis remains more or less where it was, and so on, disparity within Scheduled Caste is writ large from various reports.The aspiration of equal treatment of the lowest strata, to whom the fruits of the reservation have not effectively reached, remains a dream The Constitution is an effective tool of social transformation; removal of inequalities intends to wipe off tears from every eye. The social realities cannot be ignored and overlooked while the Constitution aims at the comprehensive removal of the disparities. The very purpose of providing reservation is to take care of disparities. The Constitution takes care of inequalities. There are unequals within the list of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and socially and educationally backward classes. Various reports indicate that Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes do not constitute a homogenous group. The aspiration of equal treatment of the lowest strata, to whom the fruits of the reservation have not effectively reached, remains a dream. At the same time, various castes by and large remain where they were, and they remain unequals, are they destined to carry their backwardness till eternity?  It is for the State Government to judge the equitable manner in which reservation has to be distributedThe State’s obligation is to undertake the emancipation of the deprived section of the community and eradicate inequalities. When the reservation creates inequalities within the reserved castes itself, it is required to be taken care of by the State making sub­classification and adopting a distributive justice method so that State largesse does not concentrate in few hands and equal justice to all is provided. It involves redistribution and reallocation of resources and opportunities and equitable access to all public and social goods to fulfil the very purpose of the constitutional mandate of equal justice to all Providing a percentage of the reservation within permissible limit is within the powers of the State legislatures. It cannot be deprived of its concomitant power to make reasonable classification within the particular classes of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and socially and educationally backward classes without depriving others in the list. To achieve the real purpose of reservation, within constitutional dynamics, needy can always be given benefit; otherwise, it would mean that inequality being perpetuated within the class if preferential classification is not made ensuring benefit to all. The sub­classification is to achieve the very purpose, as envisaged in the original classification itself and based thereupon evolved the very concept of reservation. Whether the subclassification would be a further extension of the principle of said dynamics is the question to be considered authoritatively by the Court. The State Government is conferred with the power to provide reservation and to distribute it equitably. The State Government is the best judge as to the disparities in different areas. In our opinion, it is for the State Government to judge the equitable manner in which reservation has to be distributed. It can work out its methodology and give the preferential treatment to a particular class more backward out of Scheduled Castes without depriving others of benefit. In the federal structure, the State, as well as the Parliament, have a constitutional directive for the upliftment of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and socially and backward classes. Only inclusion or exclusion in the Presidential notification is by the Parliament. The State Government has the right to provide reservation in the fields of employment and education. There is no constitutional bar to take further affirmative action as taken by the State Government in the cases to achieve the goal. By allotting a specific percentage out of reserved seats and to provide preferential treatment to a particular class, cannot be said to be violative of the list under Articles 341, 342, and 342A as no enlisted caste is denied the benefit of reservationCase Details :Title : The State of Punjab and others vs Davinder Singh and othersCoram : Justices Arun Mishra, Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, MR Shaha and Aniruddha Bose.Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

ESB crews on standby as wind warning follows overnight snow

first_imgHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th No major problems are being reported on main roads this morning after overnight snow in parts of the North West, but gardai are urging continued caution, particularly on side roads and areas which have not been treated.Donegal County Council says a full gritting programme is in place today, but motorists should never assume a road is ice free.AA Roadwatch are reoporting particularly difficult conditions around Letterkenny, and also problems on the N56 between Frosses and Kilraine after a lorry jacknifed, leading to diversions being put in place.Meanwhile, a status yellow wind warning is place for 9 counties this morning with winds up to 110 kms per hour expected.Met Eireann issued the alert for Donegal, Galway, North Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.ESB crews will be ready to restore power to any areas which may be badly affected by the strong winds.At present, there are no problems being reported in Donegal.Public Safety Manager with ESB Networks Arthur Byrne says Christmas time is always busy for crews……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/byrne830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows ESB crews on standby as wind warning follows overnight snow Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – December 29, 2017 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleUpdate on Donegal road conditions as temperatures set to drop to -3Next articleMan robbed Derry shop with a crutch News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Snowstorm latest: Deadly nor’easter bringing nearly 4 feet of snow to Northeast

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A deadly snowstorm is slamming the Northeast, closing schools and dropping nearly 4 feet of snow in some areas.The latest:Two people were killed after weather conditions led to a pileup of dozens of cars in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday night.New York state saw two fatalities and about 600 car accidents, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.In New Jersey, the storm delayed some vaccine deliveries, Gov. Phil Murphy said.Murphy said he was “not aware of any place that was expecting it that won’t get it” because of the storm. “It just may be a little later than otherwise expected.”Newark Valley, New York, west of Binghamton, saw 44 inches of snow. Binghamton reported 40 inches, half of the city’s yearly snowfall, in less than 24 hours as snowfall rates reached 3 inches per hour overnight.Snow is ongoing in New York City and Boston, where in-person learning was canceled on Thursday.With 10 inches of snowfall, this marks New York City’s biggest snowstorm since January 2016. In Manhattan, outdoor dining is scheduled to resume Thursday night. Indoor dining had been banned starting on Monday because of COVID-19.Albany, New York, has gotten 18 inches so far, while Hartford, Connecticut, reported 11 inches.The forecast:The snowstorm is forecast to leave New York City and toward New England.Snow likely will continue in New England and Boston through the afternoon.Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine could see up to 6 more inches.It will stay cold over the next few days, keeping the snow from melting. Black ice will be a major threat over the next week because temperatures will fall well below freezing overnight.The Northeast is forecast to see the coldest air of the season on Friday, with wind chills falling below zero in Maine and to the single digits and teens elsewhere in the region.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Minnesota pro team’s postpone game following shooting of Daunte Wright

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDavid Berding/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — All three professional sports team’s with games on Monday in Minneapolis-St. Paul has postponed games following the shooting death of Daunte Wright, an unarmed 20-year old black man in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Sunday.Wright was killed during a traffic stop.The Twins postponed its afternoon game against the Boston Red Sox, which was scheduled for 1:10 local time.The #MNTwins issued the following statement regarding the decision to postpone today’s scheduled game against the Red Sox. pic.twitter.com/7U1S2P928j— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 12, 2021In a statement, NBA called off the Timberwolves game against the Nets set for 7:00 pm local time.“The National Basketball Association announced today that in light of the tragic events in the Minneapolis area yesterday, tonight’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center has been postponed,” the statement said.  “The decision to postpone was made by the NBA after consultation with the Timberwolves organization and local and state officials. Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Daunte Wright during this difficult time.”The Timberwolves released its own statement following the postponement. pic.twitter.com/zJMX8kh9rt— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) April 12, 2021In a statement, the NHL postponed the Wild’s game against the Blues, which was scheduled for 7:00 pm local time in St. Paul, Minnesota.“The National Hockey League and Minnesota Wild today announced that tonight’s game between the Wild and St. Louis Blues has been postponed,” the statement said. “The decision was made out of respect for the community, following the tragic shooting that occurred in Brooklyn Center, Minn., Sunday afternoon. The National Hockey League extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Daunte Wright.”The Wild released its own statement as well. A statement from the #mnwild: pic.twitter.com/3YDy8HTJKz— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) April 12, 2021The game is rescheduled for May 12th.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img April 12, 2021 /Sports News – National Minnesota pro team’s postpone game following shooting of Daunte Wrightlast_img read more

How Two Climbers Turned Play Into Work

first_imgWhen you think of the word “dirtbag,” what image comes to mind? Maybe a crusty climber perched in the back of a DIY van-house eating Chef Boyardee out of the can with a pocketknife? That certainly sounds about right, at least from what a quick cruise through the #dirtbag Instagram feed will tell you. Barefoot hula-hoopers. River rats. Surf bums. Couch surfers. They all seem to fit the bill for a grade A dirtbag.But what if I tossed the word “entrepreneur” into the mix? While a dirtbag entrepreneur may seem like just another oxymoron (like tight slacks and jumbo shrimp) the fact of the matter is the outdoor industry is ripe with them: from renowned climber-surfer Yvon Chouinard and his company Patagonia to paddler Eric Jackson and his kayak manufacturing company Jackson Kayaks, those outdoor brands on your clothing tags weren’t just started by dirtbags – they were started by innovative pioneers who combined their love of the outdoors with a steadfast commitment to providing quality tools for adventure. Although a booming interest in adventure sports contributed to serious growth among brands, the little guys are still out there making gear that competes with even the biggest cats on the market. Misty Mountain and Organic Climbing are two of those smaller companies who just so happen to be producing some of the highest quality climbing gear in the industry right in our backyard. From the crag to the shop and back again, these dirtbag climbers might have spent more nights sleeping under the stars than in a bed, but their stories are a testament to the greatness that can come out of following your passions.Misty Mountain – Valle Crucis, N.C.Mike Grimm, Co-owner of Misty Mountain Home Crag: Linville Gorge, Ship RockIntroduction to Climbing“A really good friend of mine had gone to summer camp and went rock climbing. That was 1980. He knew very little about it, but we got a rope, got some shoes, a little bit of gear, and just climbed basically by trial and error. Fortunately the errors weren’t too…erroneous.”The Birth of Misty Mountain“Our equipment choices early on were so barren,” Grimm says. “You couldn’t go to the store and buy a climbing harness. There wasn’t the store and there wasn’t the harness if there was.”Although Grimm was not the original founder of Misty Mountain, he joined the company’s mastermind, Woody Keen, in 1985, the year the business was officially incorporated. At the time, the standard climbing harness was a “Swiss-seat,” which was fashioned from either rope or webbing by way of adjustable knots. Woody’s first harness prototype, the Fudge, introduced a buckle to the harness and was such a success that it quickly became the standard for organizations like Outward Bound.Grimm was just a college student at the time but he had a very tangible obsession with climbing. Just over a decade later, he would buy Woody’s share of the company and become co-owners of Misty Mountain with longtime friend and climbing partner Goose Kearse.“When you’re sitting on a belay ledge, you have a lot of time to think about how [your harness] could be better,” says Grimm, who is now responsible for the design and production of Misty Mountain’s harnesses. “I’m the number one guinea pig,” which for Grimm means long hours behind the sewing machine eventually translate to long days on the rock testing equipment and embracing Misty Mountain’s humble beginnings in the mountains of western North Carolina.Organic Climbing – State College, Penn.Josh Helke, Founder of Organic Climbing Home Crag: Hunter’s RockIntroduction to Climbing“We used to live in a river valley in Minnesota, so there were tons of cliffs on our property,” says Helke. “Growing up, climbing was what we did as family trips.”The Birth of Organic ClimbingAfter college, Helke and his wife decided to do the most logical thing for two adventurous people who wanted to climb, travel, and scout locations for graduate school: they lived on the road.For one year, the couple traveled across the country, living, working, and playing out of the back of their Toyota Tacoma. They hit all of the major rock climbing hubs, from southern Utah to western Colorado and Wyoming. It was then, during their time in Wyoming, that Helke decided he wanted to start producing his own climbing gear, specifically bouldering pads.“In the late ‘90s, there were definitely people that bouldered, but they were typically people that were a little more anti-establishment,” he says. “I’ve seen [bouldering] grow from a skateboarding, alternative culture to a pretty mainstream sport.”organic-climbingIn 2004, Josh officially incorporated Organic Climbing and that same year, both Rock & Ice and Climbing Magazine wrote up stellar reviews of Organic’s bouldering pads which sent business through the roof.“It very quickly turned real,” Josh remembers. “All of a sudden, I wasn’t going climbing everyday and I couldn’t keep sewing everything in a spare bedroom.”He moved the business to Philadelphia when his wife, a geologist, was offered a job in the area. Organic’s bouldering pad is still their flagship product and has quickly become the standard pad in the bouldering scene.“It sounds cliché but to anyone looking to start [an outdoor gear company], stick with your gut,” he says. “When I started, everyone we talked to said it was impossible to make all of our products in the U.S. Now, we’ve had 10 years of amazing success. So don’t worry about what others think. Throw convention out the door and keep going.”last_img read more

What does your financial future look like?

first_imgby: Olga DowWe are heading into the year 2015, the same year that Marty and Doc set the time circuits for in Back to the Future Part II.Released in 1989, Hollywood’s vision of the future was mind blowing. The National Weather Bureau predicted rainfall to the second, cars filled up on gas without assistance and a bottle of soda was available to purchase for a mere $50.As exciting as some of it would be, we should be thankful that inflation doesn’t have us paying $50 for a soft drink like the movie predicted.Five ways to financially plan for the new yearIt’s important, however, to remember that inflation does happen, retirement will take place and emergencies will come up – and we need to be as prepared as possible. The start of a new year is always a good time to look ahead, especially when it comes to your finances. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Are you appearing online for every credit union service you offer?

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Take out your phone and pull up your favorite maps app. Search “mortgage lending near me.” Now search “car loans in (your city, state).” Do you see your credit union?If the answer is no, don’t sweat it, we’ll cover everything you need to know in order to get your credit union found.  And if the answer is yes, congratulations — but there’s probably still a thing or two you could learn. Either way, this blog is for you.As consumers, we often turn to online directories to find and learn more about local businesses that offer the products and services we need. In fact, 86 percent of consumers rely on the internet to find a local business.Businesses put in work to make sure that they appear when you search for relevant terms in the area. If you want your credit union services to show up, you must put in the work too.last_img read more