Emma Wassell: The Scotland player who hasn’t missed a Test in six years

first_imgWhile there is still plenty of work to do, Wassell is keen to emphasise how much the Scotland set-up has changed in the six years she has been involved. She remembers playing in front of a couple of hundred people in her home town of Aberdeen for her second cap against England, whereas now they draw at least a couple of thousand to Scotstoun.Then there are the 2021 contracts given to ten players to help support their rugby career, either through direct funding or partnership agreements with employers.Wassell doesn’t have a contract but recognises the dedication of the whole squad. “Despite not being professional, every single person in the team trains and prepares as if they’re professional whilst balancing jobs, uni and so on.”The juggling of responsibilities is something Wassell understands well. Her final chartered accountant exam is in May and some classes for that clash with the Six Nations, a tournament for which she uses her annual leave to train for and play in.“It is difficult with exams and studying and work and rugby, but in the long run it will pay off. So many female players do it. I knew rugby would never be a career so it was important to make sure I had a good grounding in accountancy. The hardest part is studying alongside training and work, but my coaches are supportive and work are supportive.”She’ll be hoping her balance sheet is in credit come the end of the year with the Six Nations, 2021 qualifiers and that accountancy exam all on the agenda. Emma Wassell: The Scotland player who hasn’t missed a Test in six yearsAs an auditor who is one exam away from earning her chartered accountant qualification, Emma Wassell is good with figures. It’s a number from her rugby career that is the real standout, though.Since making her Scotland debut against Ireland in the opening game of the 2014 Six Nations, the lock has been involved in every Test her country has played. That’s 43 successive Internationals and 41 consecutive starts after two replacement appearances at the beginning of her journey. She would have two more caps had Scotland’s two most recent fixtures – against Italy and France – not been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.“I still can’t believe it,” says 25-year-old Wassell of her incredible run. “It’s been pretty special to be involved the whole way through. There’s an element of luck. I’ve had injuries but I’ve been managed extremely well; there have been times I’ve been hurting but not hurting enough not to play. I’ve missed a bit of club rugby, but not international.“When I do miss a game it will be a huge mental test. Everything is now building towards qualifying for the 2021 Women’s World Cup. I want to play as long as possible and to play for Scotland in a World Cup would be the pinnacle.”Qualification for New Zealand 2021 is far from guaranteed. They need to win the European qualifier in September, which will also feature Ireland, Italy and the winner of the 2020 Rugby Europe Women’s Championship (most likely Spain), or finish second in that event and subsequently win the repêchage tournament.It’s a tough ask for a team that has won only three Six Nations matches in Wassell’s time – and that includes four winless championships. Yet she believes improvements are being made. They comfortably beat South Africa on a two-Test tour last autumn, winning 47-5 and 38-15, and have a new coach in Philip Doyle, who famously guided Ireland to victory over the Black Ferns at the 2014 World Cup.“I fully believe we have the right plays, we’re just lacking execution sometimes,” reflects Wassell, who took up rugby aged 15 at Ellon Academy having previously done gymnastics while at primary school. “Everyone is buying into Philip Doyle’s game plan and what he believes we can achieve going forward.“We were very happy with how we performed in South Africa and we played how we set out to play. Then when we played Wales in November our set plays didn’t go to plan. We managed to fix that against Japan and were 20-10 up with ten minutes left but made a few mistakes, sat back and Japan came at us.“They deserved to win (24-20) but we need to play for 80 minutes and not take our foot off the pedal. Physically there are times we can be quicker off the line and we need to make our tackles, but the mental side of it is huge for us.” The lock has been a mainstay in the Scotland team since her 2014 debut Call to action: Emma Wassell in the thick of a Scotland maul (Getty Images) center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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Southern Kings vs Sharks Highlights – Super Rugby Round 4

first_imgThursday Mar 14, 2013 Southern Kings vs Sharks Highlights – Super Rugby Round 4 Highlights of the Kings vs the Sharks Round four match in Port Elizabeth, South AfricaTime: 3:51Credit: nzlrugbyvidsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2013 Related Articles 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs celebrate Super Rugby victory… 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs go back-to-back with Super Rugby… 411 WEEKS AGO Brumbies snatch victory from Bulls to reach… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Livestock Producers get Income Tax Relief After Drought

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 15, 2013 Home Indiana Agriculture News Livestock Producers get Income Tax Relief After Drought But there is help in the form of income deferment and averaging.“Federal income tax law may allow farmers affected by weather-related conditions to defer reporting of this income, in some cases, to even out incomes and avoid potentially higher taxes,” said Michael Langemeier, who also is associate director for Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. “Farm income averaging, which was enacted after the weather-related provisions, is another alternative that could result in lower income taxes for producers in some situations.“Effective tax management involves consideration of several tax years rather than just minimizing the current year’s tax bill.” More of Patrick and Langemeier’s comments about tax management can be found in their publication, “Drought, Livestock and Income Taxes,” available for free download via Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture at https://www.agecon.purdue.edu/commercialag/resources/taxmgmt/index.html.More in-depth information about farm income tax management is available in the Internal Revenue Service publication, “The Farmer’s Tax Guide,” found at https://www.irs.gov by searching “Publication 225” in the publica Producers forced to sell draft, breeding or dairy animals because of weather have a two-year reinvestment period. That means producers don’t need to report the income if it is used to buy qualified replacement animals within two years of the end of the tax year in which animals were sold, said George Patrick, who specializes in farm tax management.Although this provision doesn’t require producers to live in a designated disaster area, producers need to show that weather conditions forced them to sell more livestock than is typical for their businesses.“For example, a beef producer who normally sells five cows per year might have sold 20 cows in 2012 because of limited forage and feed supplies,” Patrick said. “Gains from the sale of the extra 15 cows would not have to be reported as income if the producer purchased at least 15 qualified replacement animals before the end of 2014.“The new livestock must be used for the same purpose as the livestock that was sold. Thus, beef cows must be replaced with beef cows. Similarly, dairy cows must be replaced with dairy cows.” Some Midwestern livestock producers might find themselves facing higher income tax bills if the drought forced them to cull and sell more animals than normal in 2012 – but help is available, two Purdue Extension agricultural economists say. The lack of forages and the high cost of feed led many producers who might normally have carried livestock through the winter to instead sell them at weaning. More sales at weaning usually would mean more taxable income in 2012.center_img Livestock Producers get Income Tax Relief After Drought Facebook Twitter Livestock producers who sold extra animals due to weather but don’t intend to replace them also could qualify for an exception that allows them not to report receipts as taxable income in 2012.“Producers whose principal business is farming can postpone reporting these receipts as income for one year for both income and self-employment tax purposes,” Patrick said. In this scenario, only livestock sales beyond what is normal for each business would qualify for deferral.Langemeier said one example of this would be a producer who normally farrows and feeds 2,000 pigs each year. Drought, which resulted in a disaster declaration for the county where the hog farm is located, forced the farmer to sell 1,000 pigs as feeder pigs in 2012 instead of feeding them and selling them as market hogs in 2013. The producer’s normal practice is to sell no feeder pigs, so income generated from the sale of the 1,000 head can be deferred until 2013.If the feeder pigs sold at $35 per head, that means $35,000 of income could be deferred to 2013, he said. SHARE Previous articleStriking a Balance in Animal Production is Ag Forecast TopicNext articleAg Secretary Promotes Hagel for Defense at Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Love Chicago? This is the show for you

first_img Brass Transit Facebook Brass Transit has toured North America and Mexico to perform the hits of Chicago, one of the most successful pop/rock groups. Brass Transit Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter The musicians in Brass Transit are from Canada and the group formed in 2008. Brass TransitThe Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale is billing the March 3 show as a dazzling tribute to the musical legacy of the supergroup Chicago.So those who love a little “Saturday in the Park” and “If You Leave Me Now” or “You’re the Inspiration” will get a rare treat when the Brass Transit joins the symphony orchestra for a concert spanning all the hits from Chicago’s golden age.In a news release, the MOSC detailed that concert goers can expect “incredible energy and spectacular lighting” when Brass Transit – Colour My World – The Music of Chicago performs March 3rd at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.Formed in 2008 the band brought together eight Canadian award winning musicians. Their sole purpose, the group’s website stated, was to pay tribute to one of the world’s greatest and most successful rock groups of all time, Chicago. Home Local News Entertainment Love Chicago? This is the show for you Facebook Brass Transit will perform The Music of Chicago on March 3 at the Wagner Noel. Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSouthern Style Potato SaladFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay The musicians in Brass Transit are from Canada and the group formed in 2008.center_img 1 of 5 Since then, the group has toured North America and Mexico performing the music of Chicago.Brass Transit performances with full symphony and orchestral arrangements have been called spellbinding by reviewers.They recently produced their first CD taking top hits from the 1970s and recording them with horns in the Chicago style.The show is presented by Lissa Noël Wagner with Frances Brown and the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale, Brass Transit will be joined by 50 of MOSC’s professional musicians performing under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Gary Lewis.Tickets are $30-$50, Students are $17. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling 800-514-3849, online at mosc.org, or by visiting the Wagner Noël Box Office, Mondays through Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.Brass Transit – Colour My World – The Music of Chicago is sponsored by Basin PBS, KWEL AM 1070 & FM 107.1, Lithia Auto Group, Viking Energy Corporation, West Texas National Bank and the West Texas Radio Group.If You Go By admin – February 23, 2018 Pinterest Previous articleCelebrated horses scheduled at Midland’s HorseshoeNext articleTEXAS VIEW: No more moments of silence admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What: Brass Transit Colour My World: The Music of Chicago.When: 7:30 p.m. March 3.Where: Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.Tickets: $30 to $50 with students $17. Call 800-514-3849 or visit wagnernoel.com or mosc.org WhatsApp Twitter Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s Midessa Music Fest is in July Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration Local NewsEntertainment Love Chicago? This is the show for youlast_img read more

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Plea Challenging UPSC Prelims Notification For Neglecting Statutory Reservation For PwD Category, Delhi HC Issues Notice

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Challenging UPSC Prelims Notification For Neglecting Statutory Reservation For PwD Category, Delhi HC Issues Notice Karan Tripathi10 Aug 2020 1:28 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court had issued notice in a plea challenging the Preliminary Examination notification of the Union Public Service Commission for allegedly neglecting the mandatory reservation requirement for disabled persons under Section 34 of the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to the…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?LoginDelhi High Court had issued notice in a plea challenging the Preliminary Examination notification of the Union Public Service Commission for allegedly neglecting the mandatory reservation requirement for disabled persons under Section 34 of the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to the UPSC as well as all the 24 civil services of the Government of India. Moved by Sambhavana Society, the petition claims that the impugned examination notice doesn’t provide the exact number of vacancies and instead have given a figure of 796 under the head of ‘expected vacancies’. As per the Petitioner, it is impossible to ascertain 4% statutory reservation for PwD category when exact number of vacancies are not released. The term ‘expected vacancies’, the Petitioner argues, is neither contemplated in the RPwD Act or the judgment of the Supreme Court in Union of India v. National Federation of Blind ‘To reserve something of that which does not legally exist is to legally give nothing. The question is why did the Union Ministry of Personnel and its department the DoP&T give to the UPSC “expected approximate vacancies”, why did the UPSC accept the figures of such expected approximate vacancies and why did the Union Ministry of Social Justice not exercise oversight on the policy of the RPwD Act being defeated in this manner’, the petition states. Even if the concept of expected vacancies is accepted, the Petitioner argues, the exam notice erroneously reserves only 24 seats for PwD category applicants despite the fact that 4% of 796 comes out to be 32 seats. ‘There’s a gross mathematical miscalculation’, the Petitioner argued. The petition states: ‘The third part of the reservation scheme is that the four percent vacancies reserved for the disabled have to be distributed equally at 1 percent each among the categories of the disabled specified in the Act.The impugned UPSC Notice does not do this also since it distributes these as 3,9,8 and 4 for the blind, deaf, locomotor and multiple disabilities. The impugned Notice after the first mathematical wonder by which 4% of 796 is 24 does this next wonder of 1% equal distribution of a given figure over four categories resulting in different numbers for each category.’ It is further argued by the Petitioner that neither the requisition sent by the Ministries nor does the exam notice talk about the carrying forward of backlog vacancies for PwD category and appointment of nodal officers. ‘The disabled candidates do not have the physical or the economic wherewithal to withstand this annihilation of their statutory and constitutional rights to an equal opportunity to a government job, despite two Union Ministries and a constitutional authority tasked to take care that this does not happen’, the Petitioner submitted. The court will next take up the matter on August 31. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Manufacturing workers adjust to new protocols, face challenges in changes to demand

first_imgABC NewsBy JAKE LEFFERMAN, EMILY TAGUCHI, CHO PARK, AND ALLIE YANG, ABC NEWS(SEYMOUR, Ind.) — For Amanda Harbold, it’s been three long weeks at home. But now, she’s finally returned to her place of work on the factory floor.“It was kind of emotional because of everything that’s going on,” Harbold told “Nightline.”Harbold’s job working the line at the Cummins Engine Plant in Seymour, Indiana, had been on pause as the company shut its doors amid the crush of COVID-19.“I’ve lived in southern Indiana my whole life,” she said. “It’s kind of my thing working on engines and I like hot rods and motorcycles, so that’s kind of what brought me into it… I’m not someone who can just sit around the house. I was ready to come back.”Last week, that facility reopened to a flood of eager employees and a slate of new safety protocols.“We’re asked a series of questions to make sure that we’re not feeling ill,” Harbold said of the company’s new protocols. “Then we’ve got our temperature checked and we’re given a mask for today. And then you’re ready to go to work, build some engines.”Creating everything from engines and oil tools to medications and even baseball bats, manufacturing is a giant of an industry, employing nearly 13 million people in the U.S. and powering how we move, how we work and how we live.But as companies nationwide struggle to find their footing with more than 33 million people throughout the U.S. filing for unemployment in the last seven weeks, the manufacturing industry, which employs 13 million people, is feeling the pressure. Over one million people lost their jobs in the industry last month as it faces plummeting demand, supply shortages and factory closures.Now, around the country, factories of all sizes and producing an array of products are fighting for a comeback.In Colorado, Governor Jared Polis lifted the stay-at-home order at the end of the last month, allowing a slow re-opening.There, brothers Barry and Kenny Carson realized that the key to saving their family business is doubling down on what they do best.Xybix, a company that makes work stations for 911 command centers, has retooled the line in its 28,000 square foot facility in Littleton, Colorado, to begin pumping out plexiglass office dividers.With many people figuring out how to safely get back to work in their offices, the company now produces devices that attach to a cubicle, creating a barrier to protect workers from airborne exposure spread by coughing or sneezing. The idea is the brainchild of customer service representative Karen Tinnes.“I was at the grocery store and saw these plastic pieces that they had up and I was thinking, ‘Wow, we have this material at Xybix,’” Tinnes told “Nightline. “They took it and ran with it and implemented it within like a week.”She says the company is now “inundated” with orders for the barriers.“We’ve been talking to some of our suppliers to make sure they’ve got a good stream of material available,” Barry Carson, president of the company, said. “We’ve been pre-buying product we don’t even have sold yet because plexiglass is getting rare.”For Kenny Carson, it’s more than just selling a product.“A lot of the people we sell to and work for are the behind-the-scenes you don’t see: the radiologists, the 911 dispatcher who is the first responder,” he said. “We’re going to be there for them because they have to work. Especially right now, they don’t have a choice. They have to go to work.”In Indiana, where the state has cautiously entered phase two of reopening, the manufacturing industry employs almost 17% of the workforce. Cummins saw early on how the virus could impact its operations.“It started for us back in January because we have a number of manufacturing facilities in Wuhan,” said Peter Anderson, vice president of the company’s global supply chain.“Over 80% of our suppliers at some point closed down… We’re still struggling with many of the suppliers, especially in countries that are still affected by this,” he added.Cummins’ Seymour, Indiana, facility was closed for three weeks to implement new protocols, which reduced productivity but prioritized safety as the state battled with more than 24,000 cases of COVID-19 and 1,300 fatalities.“I was nervous because I didn’t know what kind of changes was gonna happen,” Harbold said. “But I feel, like, safe coming to work … with all the different changes, like the plexiglass in the bathrooms to make sure that when you’re washing your hands, you keep your social distance and washing our hands frequently.”Dennis Slater is the president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. His group has put together a list of guidelines on how to keep factory production going safely in the age of COVID-19.“This is nothing like the Great Recession where you had a reason for this bubble and you had to work your way out of it,” Slater said. “Today we’re working with a pandemic, which has now created an economic catastrophe, really, for our manufacturers.”The high stakes are also palpable in nearby Bloomington, Indiana. It’s home to Catalent, a pharmaceutical manufacturer.There, Nikki Rader leads a line assembling what she hopes may be the key in freeing the country from the clutches of COVID-19. Catalent is working with pharmaceutical companies to prepare COVID-19 vaccines through clinical trials.“This is something that everybody has been affected by… It is a fear for everyone,” she told “Nightline.”As the race to a vaccine gains steam, they are finding themselves in an enviable position — one of high demand.Denis Johnson, the general manager of Catalent’s Bloomington plant, is now implementing lessons he learned from his years in the U.S. Army where he deployed troops for the Gulf War.“You marshal your resources and you stop doing things you don’t need to do.” Johnson said. “So, essential right now is keeping our people safe, because without this team we wouldn’t be able to produce treatments.”The hygiene requirements that come with the coronavirus are second nature for staff at Catalent, given the exacting demands of drug manufacturing.“Everyone changes into clean rooms scrubs. Hair net, gloves, booties,” Rader said. “Anything to try and minimize any type of spread of bacteria.”The work that has sustained these plant workers now offers a renewed sense of hope.“Whenever we get up in the morning, we’re happy to come to work. But I think now, you have a little more pride whenever you come to work,” Rader said. “You know … you’re doing something big.”Manufacturing had already been on the decline before COVID-19 hit American shores. Since 1980, 7.5 million jobs have been lost to automation and outsourcing. Now, the virus has caused the American economy to grind to a halt and accelerated job losses across the industry.The oil industry has been hit particularly hard, as the price of oil was already in freefall due to a price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia earlier this year.Kenny Istre is the vice president of Taylor Oilfield Manufacturing in Houston, Texas, and has been with the company for 29 years — almost since its beginning. The company specializes in building and repairing drilling tools.“When the owner opened the company, we probably had about seven or eight employees … and then from there we grew,” Istre said. “We leased a shop here in Houston for a few years, [a] little 4,500 square foot building. … Now I have 32,100 [square feet] under a roof here in Houston.”For Istre, his employees are more than just people who work for him, making the decisions he’s had to make recently feel all the more cruel.“A lot of my employees, I feel like they’re family. And so having to lay people off every time, it’s really hard to tell somebody that,” he said.The oil industry, he says, has always been volatile. But never like this.The recent price plunge has had a ripple effect across so many businesses that support the oil industry, particularly in Texas, where the state produces 40% of the country’s oil.“It really affects everybody in the Houston area when this happens and the oil industry goes down… Now you have all these people not driving to work and all the planes not flying,” he said. “That much more fuel that’s not being used and so now they have a stockpile of oil and that drove the price down even more.”Istre believes that his company will survive this downturn as they had in the past.“We’re not planning on closing. We’re going to battle through it and stick it out like we did all the other times and hopefully, hopefully we can make it through,” he said.Once they do, Istre hopes he’ll have jobs waiting for the employees he had to let go.“I told all of them, I said, ‘Whenever this is over and whenever we can, we’re gonna hire you back,’” he said. “‘You know, it’s just, you don’t have to sit and wait. … If you find something that’s OK. But I will call you back when things pick up.’”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Britain’s most powerful women

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Britain’s most powerful womenOn 2 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Thetop 10 1.         Marjorie Scardino, the only chiefexecutive of a FTSE 100 company (Pearson).2.         Patricia Hewitt, head of the DTI andMinister for Women.3.         Rachel Lomax, deputy governor of theBank of England.4.         Clara Furse, first female chair of theLondon Stock Exchange.5.         Val Gooding, chief executive of Bupa.6.         Baroness Hogg, chairman of 3i anddeputy chairman of GKN.7.         Kate Barker, member of the monetarypolicy committee. 7.        Marian Bell, member of themonetary policy committee.8.         Cherie Booth.9.         Rose Marie Bravo, Founder of Café Rougeand CEO of Spirit Taverns.ByRebecca HoarManagement Today, July 2004last_img read more

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Kent Swig launches his own cryptocurrency

first_imgTerra Holdings’ Kent Swig (Swig Equities, iStock)Real estate investor and Terra Holdings owner Kent Swig has secured $6 billion in gold reserves to back his new cryptocurrency.DIGau, his digital token, will be pegged to the market price of the gold, Bloomberg News reported. The gold is guaranteed by liens that Swig and partner Stephen Braverman secured against mining claims in Nevada and Arizona through their company, Dignity Gold.Read moreBig on Bitcoin: Caruso now largest real estate firm to accept rent in cryptocurrencySocialite relists UES co-op for $45M The Covid churn: Inside resi brokerages’ recruiting games “Gold was one of the original rock-solid backings of all currencies,” Swig told the publication. “We’re not reinventing the wheel here. What we’re doing is applying the world’s stable backing of a lot of things to a very advanced technology.”ADVERTISEMENTWhile cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have seen massive swings, pegging the new coin to a physical asset could stabilize it.Swig’s new coin isn’t the first attempt to combine gold and crypto; other attempts haven’t had much success, according to Bloomberg. But an interest in both has increased in recent years, as investors seek to protect themselves against inflation.Billionaire Rick Caruso’s real estate firm recently became the largest real estate firm to accept rent in cryptocurrency.[Bloomberg] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Email Address* Tags Full Name* Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink CryptocurrencyKent Swiglast_img read more

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Recording booths connect Oxford and Calais migrant camp

first_imgRecording booths have been set up so that Oxford residents can exchange messages with inhabitants of the Calais migrant camp. Messages are swapped between the booth outside East Oxford Community Centre and the camp, via a handheld recording device and email.Over 100 people have recorded or listened to the messages at the booth so far. The project runs from 10am to 3pm, weather depending, until Saturday.Source: BBC NewsThe scheme is the brain-child of Oxford Brookes student Isobel Tarr, who commented, “For people at the camp I hope it can show that people in the UK support them and welcome them, and are capable of listening to them, in a situation where they don’t generally feel heard.“For people in the UK, some have commented that it has helped them to think about what it means to find solidarity with others… having connected with an individual person rather than a mass of people.”Oxford linguist Fuchsia Hart, who has been working at the camp in Calais, added that, “It’s important that people send messages back from the UK to show that they hear their struggle, and try to make a connection with the people as individuals.”last_img read more

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IT IT TRUE AUGUST 16, 2017

first_imgIS IT TRUE that the often recurring solar eclipse that is coming to the United States is bringing the crazies out of the closets?…a psycho minister named David Meade who believes in the nonsensical practice of numerology is predicting that a fictional planet named Nibiru will crash into the earth and extinguish all life 33 days after the eclipse of 2017?…we are sure that when the doesn’t happen the loony tunes crew will immediately focus on the next eclipse which will happen in 2024?…these dimwits are in the class of fool that Do and Peep of Heaven’s Gate fame were when they conned a bunch of followers into drinking poison in preparation to catch a ride to nirvana on the Hale Bopp Comet?IS IT TRUE that its being alleged that the best city to view the solar eclipse of 2017 is Hopkinsville, Kentucky?…Hoptown as locals call it has been in the national spotlight before as the location where aliens landed and took some locals for a ride in 1955?…the world can thank Hoptown for the term “little green men” as the reported alien invasion was carried out by such characters?…ask anyone who grew up in Western Kentucky what it meant when one’s grandparents said “you better stop that or the guys in the white wagon are gonna take you to Hopkinsville” means and they will understand that meant a trip to the insane asylum?…perhaps the reverend David Meade will be in Hoptown next week where he belongs?IS IT TRUE that there are other less ridiculous questions being raised about the impact of the eclipse?…there are some who are saying that the deserts of the southwest that are not even in the path of total eclipse are warning about desert cooling?…these folks must not be aware that there is a time called dusk that happens everyday and has for millenniums without impacting the desert climate?…to expect the scorpions to be cold due to eclipse induced climate change from an eclipse in Oregon ranks right up there with Planet Nibiru for sensationalistic idiocy?…the entire time of total blackout is less than 3 minutes everywhere?…the earth has survived this natural occurrence millions of times and it will survive millions more?…the only constant with respect to eclipses is that it brings out the nut cases among us?IS IT TRUE we appreciate Saint Vincent Hospital Public Relations Department for sending us news of interest concerning the happenings at their facilities system wide?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that the Evansville City Council members are facing a major financial shortfalls concerning this years budget? Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] or call 812-454-1713.EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted by our reader’s in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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