HMS Richmond Drops Anchor in Balboa, Panama

first_img View post tag: News by topic HMS Richmond Drops Anchor in Balboa, Panama View post tag: Defence View post tag: drops The visit will enable the ship to replenish, before she heads out to transit the Panama Canal, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year.HMS RICHMOND HOSTS VIP VISITWhat is more, the ship hosted official receptions and welcomed aboard numerous dignitaries such as the Minister of Security for Panama, José Raúl Mulino, Chief of the Security Council of Panama, Alejandro Garuz, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Panama, Dr Ian Collard and representation from the National Crime Agency.Commander Rob Pedre, Richmond’s Commanding Officer, said: “It was a privilege to host the Security Minister and I was delighted to welcome a broad cross section of the Panamanian Government onboard.This visit has provided an excellent opportunity to further invigorate our strong relationship with Panama.”The Portsmouth based warship sailed on August 5, 2013 for a routine seven-month Atlantic Patrol Tasking, which saw Richmond undertake maritime security operations, including counter narcotics and anti piracy patrols, as well as partnering up with a number of other navies to further strengthen mutual ties.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 21, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Panama View post tag: Anchor VIEW FROM HMS RICHMONDRoyal Navy warship HMS Richmond has paid a visit to port of Balboa, Panama on her way back from a seven month deployment to Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South) via the Pacific Ocean. View post tag: Balboa View post tag: UKcenter_img View post tag: HMS Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Richmond Drops Anchor in Balboa, Panama January 21, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Richmond Share this article View post tag: Defenselast_img read more

Convicted home invasion prisoner claims he was mistreated in Elkhart County Jail

first_img Facebook Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleBaugo schools solar project moving forwardNext articleSouth Bend Spring ReLeaf Program begins this week Tommie Lee Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Convicted home invasion prisoner claims he was mistreated in Elkhart County Jail Google+ By Tommie Lee – March 29, 2021 3 333 WhatsApp Twitter (“Prison Bars Jail Cell” by Jobs For Felons Hub, CC BY 2.0) A man convicted at age 17 for his role in a violent home invasion has filed a lawsuit alleging he was mistreated in the Elkhart County Jail 10 years ago.The Elkhart Truth reports 27-year-old Darnell Brown was sentenced to more than three decades in prison in 2012 after pleading guilty to burglary causing injury. He was the youngest of five people charged in connection with break-in at the home of an elderly disabled veteran who was beaten and was left with broken bones around his eyes and head and arm injuries.The lawsuit says Brown was housed with adult offenders before being waived out of juvenile court and that he was beaten and robbed.The suit names the jail, former-deputy Prosecutor David Francisco and former-Sheriff Brad Rogers. Brown says he wants changes made about how juveniles are waived to adult court.He also wants money for the physical and mental damage he says he sustained.last_img read more

Small Business Revolution’s New Season Features People, Businesses In Fredonia

first_imgImage courtesy: Small Business Revolution / YouTube.FREDONIA – An internet streaming series that helps give small town businesses a boost kicked off its latest season this week, featuring the people and businesses of Fredonia.The first episode of Small Business Revolution’s new season focused on Nyce and Clean Auto Detailing.This is the first season that hosts Ty Pennington and Amanda Brinkman have had to help businesses through an additional challenge, the COVID-19 pandemic.This episode of Small Business Revolution is now streaming on Hulu and at The Chautauqua County village entered to win the contest earlier this year, and after competing with other small towns in a nationwide vote, won first place in the contest. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

State revenues up, but mixed results

first_imgThemonthly targets reflect the most recent fiscal year 2006 Consensus RevenueForecast that was agreed to by the Emergency Board on January 11, 2006. The States Consensus Revenue Forecast is updatedtwo times per year in January and July. Tax Component % Change Amongthe other General Fund revenue categories, Insurance Tax (-$7.00 million or -47.0%),Estate Tax (-$0.34 million or -29.3%) and Property Transfer Tax (-0.38 millionor -4.3%) receipts all performed below the latest targets for March. Aspredicted, some of the Insurance Tax income in March may have been lower thanexpected due to the rapid processing of tax receipts in February. Montpelier,VT – Secretary of Administration Michael K. Smith Announces March 2006 RevenueResults For The State Of Vermont: March General andEducation Fund Revenues Positive; Transportation Fund Revenues fall belowprojections. General Fund FY06 YTD General Fund By Major Element (In Millions) March-05 PRESS RELEASE RHofmann Timothy McQuiston 3 5 2006-04-10T21:58:00Z 2006-04-11T15:17:00Z 2006-04-11T15:21:00Z 1 920 5245 State of Vermont 43 12 6153 10.2625 Print MicrosoftInternetExplorer4st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;} Staterevenues up, but mixed results FY05 YTD % Change Theconsumption taxes were the poor performers for March. Receipts in the Rooms andMeals Tax were below expectations (-$1.06 million or -8.7%). Receipts in Sales& Use Tax were also below projections (-$0.77 million or -4.8%). Bothfigures reflect actual purchases in February. Februarys poor weather contributedto poor tourism revenues, resulting in lower than expected revenue performancesin these components for March, commented Smith. March-06 Secretaryof Administration Michael K. Smith released April 11 the General Fund revenueresults for the month of March, the ninth month of fiscal year 2006. GeneralFund revenues totaled $74.11 million for March 2006, $1.78 million or 2.5% morethan the $72.34 million consensus revenue target for the month. Year to date,General Fund revenues totaled $785.97 million. However, Secretary Smith cautioned,Although we continued to exceed targets in March, with positive results inboth personal and corporate income tax receipts, the next couple of months willbe critical in determining our revenue results for FY2006. MonthlyPersonal Income Tax receipts, which are reported Net-of-Personal Income Taxrefunds, surpassed the target by $5.01 million or 60.4 % in March. This is anotable accomplishment since it occurred when we had refunded nearly $4.5million more than was expected in the cash flow target through March. PersonalIncome Tax Receipts are by far the largest single state revenue source. SecretarySmith also noted that the Corporate Income Tax surpassed projections during March,resulting in an above target performance of $5.83 million or 51.5%. Theseresults indicate that corporate profitability remains upbeat in Vermont, as it has nationally.last_img read more

How to leverage artificial intelligence in your e-commerce business

first_imgGone are the days of one-size-fits-all sales funnels. Instead, e-commerce marketers must rely on personalization and customer engagement to cut through the noise in a customer’s inbox and turn clicks into sales.Thankfully, advances in artificial intelligence have made it easier than ever for small business owners to target individual customers with messaging that converts. From sophisticated email algorithms, to chatbots and app notifications, AI can help you track and respond directly to customer behavior insights.Customers are starting to expect more personalization from online retailers, too. According to the Kissmetrics blog, 79% of customers prefer automated interactions with live chatbots over receiving emails. Not only is it easier – and faster – to solve a problem via live chat, but chat messages are also highly personalized to that customer’s particular needs. continue reading » 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

What to look for when presented with a power of attorney

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » From time to time, a credit union is presented with a power of attorney for one of its members. Powers of attorney are simple in concept—they allow a principal (the member) to appoint an agent to transact business on his or her behalf. In practice, however, questions often arise when accepting powers of attorney. Here are some things a credit union should check when presented with a power of attorney:1. Is the power of attorney subject to the Uniform Power of Attorney Act? To make state laws more consistent with one another, many states have adopted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. UPOA provides default provisions (such as defining an agent’s duties; see Article 1) that apply to all powers of attorney in the absence of specific language in the document to the contrary. Currently, 22 states have adopted UPOA. While the specific state UPOA statutes are intended to provide consistency, there may be some variations between states. Therefore, it is still important to review the law adopted by the particular state for the power of attorney you are reviewing. References to UPOA provisions below relate to standard provisions, but again, specific states may deviate.2. Confirm that the power of attorney is signed. All written powers of attorney must be signed by the principal. Not all states require powers of attorney to be notarized. Those states that have adopted UPOA, however, provide additional protections to credit unions if a power of attorney is notarized. Specifically, a credit union is allowed to rely on a notarized power of attorney as valid and proof that the agent is not exceeding or improperly exercising the agent’s authority unless the credit union has actual knowledge to the contrary.last_img read more

One-size-fits-all rules make CUs pay for sins of bad actors

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumers lose when credit unions are forced to pull back safe and affordable products from the market, CUNA wrote to the Senate Banking Committee Monday. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger made her first testimony before the Senate Banking Committee as director Tuesday, and CUNA’s letter was sent for the record.While credit unions support consumer protections, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle wrote, but the CFPB’s early years are marked with repeated missed opportunities to leverage credit unions’ mission and history of consumer benefits.“Under Director Kraninger’s leadership, the CFPB has an opportunity once again to examine and, where necessary, modify its approach to regulation in a manner that ensures the Bureau is fulfilling its consumer protection mission without impeding the availability of safe and affordable financial products and services.” continue reading »last_img read more

Joe Cole tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he has to leave Arsenal

first_imgArteta has a big job on his hands to secure fourth place (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta’s side sit in 10th place in the Premier League table, eight points off fourth-placed side Chelsea.The Gunners still have to play Liverpool, Manchester City, Spurs, Leicester City and Wolves in their remaining 11 games, and Cole feels the club are being left behind.He added: ‘Traditionally they play good football, but again I think it’s a long road for them. I think they’re miles behind Chelsea and Tottenham, Man United, Man City.‘Man United seem to be coming back, it’s a long road for Arsenal.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mesut Ozil’s agent gives update on Arsenal midfielder’s futureMORE: Arsenal must repay fans £4.5million after Europa League humiliation Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Feb 2020 5:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kShares Comment Advertisement Joe Cole tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he has to leave Arsenalcenter_img Aubameyang has just 18 months left on his current deal (Picture: Getty Images)Former Chelsea winger Joe Cole has urged Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave the club if he wants to ‘cement himself as a top, top player’.The Gunners’ hopes of securing Champions League football took a major hit when they crashed out of the Europa League against Olympiacos on Thursday night.Aubameyang missed a sitter in the final moments of the match, as his side fell to a 2-1 loss on the night and went out of the competition on away goals.Ex-England midfielder Cole told BT Sport: ‘If I’m Aubameyang, I’d be looking out the door because he’s a player that needs to be playing at the very, very top level.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He needs to be playing in the Champions League. Mikel Arteta previews Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth after crashing out of Europa LeagueTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:57FullscreenMikel Arteta previews Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth after crashing out of Europa League is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He’s not played enough years in the Champions League to cement himself as a top, top player, which is what he actually is because his stats and his numbers add up with anyone.‘I think the process Arsenal have got to go through, they’ve got to go back to the days when they’re bringing players through, which they are, Saka, the left-back, I think is different class.‘But also they need to find these gems that they were finding 20 years ago. Arsenal will always be able to bring players in because of the name, because it’s in London and the stature of the club, players will want to play for Arsenal.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWith just 18 months remaining on his Gunners deal, Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from England, with Barcelona one of the interested parties.The prospect of another season without Champions League football is has reportedly played a part on contract negotiations stalling. Advertisementlast_img read more

Large family home in ideal location to raise a family

first_img4 Enbrook St, Bracken Ridge.She said the location of the property was great in terms of access to public transport and main roads.“It’s close to Gympie Rd,” she said. 4 Enbrook St, Bracken Ridge.The property is on a 621sq m block of land and has secure parking. There is great yard space with near-new fencing.The airconditioned property has new carpets and window fixtures throughout.Cottee Real Estate – Bracken Ridge selling agent Debbie Allen said the property was in an area close to both state and private schools as well as community facilities.“This is a great family home in the ever popular Enbrook Estate,” Ms Allen said. 4 Enbrook St, Bracken Ridge.JILLIAN Hutley is selling her investment property in Bracken Ridge and says a family would be the perfect match for the home.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is at 4 Enbrook St. 4 Enbrook St, Bracken Ridge.Mrs Hutley lived at the property for about seven years before deciding to rent it out for a further 11 years.She said the time was right to sell up and move on.“This home would suit a family with young children or another investor,” Mrs Hutley said.When she first moved into the home, Mrs Hutley said it was a great place to bring children up in the suburb.“We were close to shops and schools,” she said. “It really is a nice suburb.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 4 Enbrook St, Bracken Ridge.Other features of the home include two living areas plus a large dining room.There is a covered courtyard-style pergola, which will no doubt come in handy during the summer months for catch-ups with friends and family.Ms Allen said the property was being sold with a price tag of $545,000 (negotiable).last_img read more