Laois in London: All you need to know to enjoy a weekend across the water

first_img Rugby TAGSLaois in London Home Sport GAA Laois in London: All you need to know to enjoy a weekend… SportGAA Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Council Pinterest WhatsApp Our Guide to London Excitement is building today as hundreds of Laois people are heading to Dublin airport to depart for London.On Sunday, the Laois footballers will face London in Division 4 of the National Football League and it is estimated that more than 1,300 supporters from the O’Moore County will be present by throw in 1pm.The LaoisToday team will be present from Saturday afternoon and if you see us, make sure to come over and say hello.Of the 1,300, we’re sure many of you have been over to London before but for those of you that haven’t, here’s our handy guide to ensure your weekend goes well.AirportsThere are five main airports which service London from Ireland. Luton, Stanstead, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City.The closest of these to Ruislip is Heathrow and if you land there the quickest way to get to where you want to go is by taxi.The rest of the airports are a good bit further away so should you land there, you are looking at buses or trains to avoid extreme costs.Things To DoShould you arrive on Friday, we’d be suggesting you get to wherever your hotel is, check in and have a good night locally.And if you’re there on Saturday, there is a range of things sporting and non sporting that you can do.As regards live sport on TV, there is a feast. Manchester United host Liverpool in the Premier League at 12.30pm with Ireland then taking on Scotland in the Six Nations at 2.15pm.But if you fancy sampling some live soccer while you’re in London, there are a number of local teams in action.In the Premier League, there is an all-London clash on Saturday evening at 5.30pm as Chelsea host Crystal Palace.While in the lower divisions, the likes of Millwall, QPR, Wimbledon and Luton are all playing around the city from 3pm.And if you want to go and do something completely non-sport related, there are a number of tourist attractions worth checking out – chiefly the London Eye and historic Tower of London.You can get up close and personal with underwater creatures at SEALIFE London aquarium or explore the Science Museum, London’s interactive hub of science and technology. Both are perfect for fun family days out in London.You could also soak up some culture at London museums, visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace, or take the perfect picture with Big Ben; just some of the many iconic places to go in London.And of course, don’t forget about the whole reason you are there – the match on Sunday.Throw in in Ruislip is at 1pm on Sunday as the Laois footballers will look to win for the fifth straight game running.Places to eat and drinkOn the day of the game, the clubhouse in Ruislip would appear to have every supporters need sorted.According to London GAA secretary Mark Gottsche, most away supporters come straight to the ground as there is bar and food facilities in the clubhouse.But for those of you who are there between one and two days earlier, there are a number of popular bars and restaurants near Ruislip.The most popular is the Hop Pole on Putney Bridge Road which serves good food and has multiple screens for sport.Other popular spots include Waxy O’Connors, Roddy’s Bar, The New Inn and McGettigan’s.Watch out for LaoisTodayAlan, Julie and Siún will land in London on Saturday afternoon.So if you see then in the airport, in a pub or at the match itself, make sure to call over to them and say hello.If you’re really nice, you might get yourself a coveted LaoisToday hat!SEE ALSO – So called ‘Pest From the West’ weather event is ‘Fake News’ Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Previous articleWinner announced in the Dunamaise Arts Centre The 4 of Us competitionNext articleSt Joseph’s to host Memorial Match in honour of late Liam Kealy Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Community Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Laois in London: All you need to know to enjoy a weekend across the water RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 9th March 2018 Pinterestlast_img read more

Remember the Game: Laois’s last trip across the Irish Sea in 1993

first_img Facebook Remember the Game: Laois’s last trip across the Irish Sea in 1993 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Home We Are Laois Remember the Game Remember the Game: Laois’s last trip across the Irish Sea in 1993 We Are LaoisRemember the Game SEE ALSO – Laois in London: Everything you need to know to enjoy your trip Rugby Treacy’s Bar and Restaurant were Laois’s main sponsors at the time and owner Tommy Treacy generously also sponsored the media to make the trip to cover the game.Among those to go over were Jack Nolan, who reported on the game for Midlands 103 (as he will again this Sunday) as well as Brian Keyes from the Leinster Express and photographer Alf Harvey. 25 years on and Jack and Alf are still visible at many Laois GAA games while Brian Keyes is now editor of the Kilkenny People newspaper in his native county.Laois would have to overcome an early scare to progress through to the final, while Lancashire could only be commended for giving a much fancied Laois side a big scare.Brian Keyes wrote in the Leinster Express in his report that the match was played on a “Sunday League” type pitch similar to what you’d see in the Phoenix Park.Lancashire made Laois work and within the first 10 minutes the English side has banged in 2-2, leaving Laois shocked.To be fair to Laois, it was the only period of the game that they looked under pressure and not in control. It was very much a one-sided affair from there on in albeit Laois would have to wait until the final quarter to take the lead.The Laois junior football team that won the Leinster final in 1993 – they later went on to beat Lancashire in the All Ireland semi-final in ManchesterThe introduction of Tom Bowe gave Laois a much needed boost and he became a threatening force racking up three points. Michael O’Brien’s goal helped Laois’s comeback efforts greatly, while a fine display from Mark Behan on the frees allowed him get eight points, with five frees.The win came off the back of a gritty, hard-working performance and despite the early set back, Laois never looked in danger. The win would book their spot in the final against Cork, but that would prove to be a step too far for Laois losing out by a couple of points.We’ve dug up Alf Harvey’s photos from that trip in 1993, photos that he presented in a frame to Tommy Treacy after the trip.LAOIS TEAM: Emmet Burke; Brian Kirwan, Declan Cryan, Kevin Phelan; Brian Keville, John O’Reilly, John Buggie; PJ Dempsey (0-2), Adrian Phelan; Tommy Gorman (0-1), Liam Ramsbottom, David Sweeney (0-1); Peter Coffey (0-3), Mark Behan (0-8), Michael O’Brien (1-1). Subs: Tom Bowe (0-3), Evan Bennett, Padraig Dunne. Council Pinterest TAGS1993LancashireLaois junior footballersLaois v LancashireManchester Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining By Sean Hennessy – 10th March 2018 Laois 1-19  Lancashire 2-61993 Junior All-Ireland Football Semi-FinalLaois head to London this weekend to take on London in Division 4 of the Allianz Football League.It’ll be the first time in 25 years that a Laois football team traveled across the Irish Sea for a match.In July 1993, the Laois junior football team squared up to  Lancashire in Manchester for a place in the All-Ireland final.While the Laois no longer field a junior team, back then it was the second string side and many of the players had already or would go on to play for the senior side. They were also under the management of senior manager Richie Connor and won the Leinster title by beating Louth in O’Moore Park in June of that year.The trip to Manchester was certainly a novel one and just as now a number of Laois supporters made the journey. Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleAuction of 3,000 items from The Shelbourne and Clery’s in LaoisNext articleOur Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community last_img read more

Twin pin fakes disappear from Dandong

first_img Twin pin fakes disappear from Dandong News By Daily NK – 2016.08.09 4:32pm NewsEconomy AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHAREcenter_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest “Rumors have been spreading that Pyongyang officially requested the city to ban sales of the inexpensive ripoff pins back in May in light of the 7th Party Congress, citing concerns over negative implications for the leadership’s ‘Highest Dignity’ [Kim Jong Un],” a source privy to North Korea affairs in China told Daily NK. “Those cheap products that they used to sell in Dandong near the Yalu riverside [bordering North Korea] haven’t been seen for months.”Dandong’s proximity to North Korea makes it a popular destination for foreign and local tourists alike, many of whom seek out the dual-portrait lapel pins as souvenirs from their trip. Before the crackdown, vendors in Dandong, encouraged by the growing demand, typically sold counterfeit versions for less than a bowl of soup, at approximately 10 RMB (12,000 KPW).The availability of such a cheap  portrait badges in an area teeming with North Koreans, the source surmised, would have been a barrier in Kim Jong Un’s quest to stabilize his leadership by emphasizing the “Highest Dignity,” hence the request to ban sales.“Now [North Korean] traders or people on travel permits [in and around Dandong] balk when asked to sell their lapel pins [to vendors unable to obtain pins due to the crackdown],” a different source in Dandong said, “because these days, going without your badge could raise questions about your political ideology and lead to harsh punishment.”The lapel pin depicting Kim Il Sung’s likeness was first proposed in November 1970 during the 5th Party Congress, and soon thereafter manufactured as a circular pin. Two years later, to commemorate his 60th birthday, the North produced a pin in the form of its national flag with Kim Il Sung depicted in the center.  In the 1980s, to distinguish it from the circular pin and, by extension, the masses, Kim Jong Il presented the flag-shaped emblem only to Party cadres of secretary rank or higher. Suddenly, the flag pin conferred power and was accordingly difficult to obtain on the black market.Much changed the following decade. When the Public Distribution System collapsed and triggered a widespread famine, generating a black market trade of both authentic and imitation badges. This reporter and countless others pawned off their pins, at that time considered more valuable than cash, to slide out of scrapes with Ministry of People’s Security personnel. By the same token, they could be bought back again to gain the confidence of potential business partners or simply to show off.These types of transactions still occur inside North Korea–the dual portrait pin trades for roughly 20 to 25 USD (170,000-200,000 KPW)–but eroding loyalty for the regime continues to whittle away at the badge’s gravitas. North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Official badges featuring Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Image: Daily NK US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again Double-portrait lapel pins featuring North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, once easily purchased as souvenirs just across the border in Dandong, China, have all but disappeared from the local market.   News last_img read more

Canada launches ClimateWest hub to support climate-change adaptation in Prairies

first_imgCanada launches ClimateWest hub to support climate-change adaptation in Prairies From: Environment and Climate Change CanadaToday, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Terry Duguid, announced federal funding of $1.95 million over three years for the launch of ClimateWest, a new non-profit regional hub for climate services for the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Based in Winnipeg, ClimateWest will provide tailored and easily accessible regional climate information, data, tools, and training to ensure communities, businesses, and governments become more resilient in the face of a changing climate.The ClimateWest hub launches Tuesday, January 19.Canadians across the country are seeing an increase in extreme weather events due to climate change. These weather events are hitting harder and more often than ever before, and Canadians must be prepared for their impacts.That’s why today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Terry Duguid, announced federal funding of $1.95 million over three years for the launch of ClimateWest, a new non-profit regional hub for climate services for the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Based in Winnipeg, ClimateWest will provide tailored and easily accessible regional climate information, data, tools, and training to ensure communities, businesses, and governments become more resilient in the face of a changing climate.Driven by the unique needs of those who live and work in the Prairie provinces, ClimateWest will support several different areas, including the agriculture industry, rural and Indigenous communities, businesses, and all levels of government. Knowledge sharing and data mobilization through ClimateWest will make accessing the leading climate science easier as Canadians work together to build climate resilience in the Prairies and across the country.Information from ClimateWest can support adaptation efforts like the following:Municipal engineers taking climate adaptation into account in infrastructure standards, like culvert size and storm-water design to reduce flooding impactsWatershed associations planning as they consider increased risk of flood and droughtRemote and northern communities assessing their food security due to climate change impacts on transportation and wildlife habitatUsing these tools to understand the potential impacts of climate change will help communities build resilience to climate change, which will contribute to job creation, increased social equity, and improved health in the Prairies.Quotes“The Government of Canada is pleased to support the new ClimateWest collaboration. By ensuring communities in the Prairies have access to the tools they need, like climate projections to help reduce the impact of flooding and support for risk assessments and other climate-adaptation planning, we are supporting our communities while becoming more resilient in the face of our changing climate.”– Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change“ClimateWest is the newest addition to a growing network of climate-expert organizations supported by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Canadian Centre for Climate Services. The network includes Ouranos (Quebec) and the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (BC). Collaboration is at the core of each of these regional climate centres. Regional-climate-data hubs support efforts to make all communities more resilient to extreme weather events. Better access to region-specific climate data means that businesses and individuals can better plan for the future.”– Jane Hilderman, Executive Director of ClimateWestQuick factsSix of the ten most expensive weather events in Canada have occurred in the Prairies since 2010, including the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire and the 2013 Calgary-and-surrounding-area flooding.Between 1993 and 2018, insured losses due to extreme weather in the Prairies exceeded $12.5 billion. The total costs including uninsured losses are much higher.ClimateWest builds on the strengths of its founding organizations: the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the University of Winnipeg’s Prairie Climate Centre, and the University of Regina’s Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative.The Government of Canada launched the Canadian Centre for Climate Services in October 2018 and began creating regional hubs with the provinces so that Canadians could have the information and support needed to make communities and the economy more resilient to impacts of climate change. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Canada, climate change, director, environment, Government, Indigenous, infrastructure, pacific, Prairie, research, resilience, risk assessment, Secretary, sustainable, universitylast_img read more

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on Myanmar 1 March

first_imgStatement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on Myanmar 1 March From: Global Affairs Canada“Canada is deeply concerned by and unequivocally condemns the Myanmar military’s recent use of force against peaceful protesters, and demands that the Tatmadaw immediately stop using violence against its own people.”The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:“Canada is deeply concerned by and unequivocally condemns the Myanmar military’s recent use of force against peaceful protesters, and demands that the Tatmadaw immediately stop using violence against its own people.“On Friday, at the United Nations General Assembly, the international community condemned the actions of the Tatmadaw and urged the restoration of democracy in Myanmar.“In response to peaceful civilian protests across the country calling for the restoration of democracy, the Tatmadaw has used appalling violence, including lethal force, on its own people.“No regime that would use force to suppress the democratically expressed will of its people can be legitimate.“We call on the international community to unite in condemning these violent acts.“Those responsible for this violence will be held to account, and Canada will consider additional measures in response. We stand with the people of Myanmar.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Assembly, Canada, community, Democracy, Force, Foreign Affairs, Government, military, Minister, Myanmar, UN, United Nations, violencelast_img read more

CU-Boulder Professor Receives National Education Award

first_imgUniversity of Colorado at Boulder Distinguished Professor William Wood has received the American Society for Cell Biology’s top education award, the seventh annual Bruce Alberts Award for Distinguished Contributions to Science Education. A professor in CU-Boulder’s department of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, Wood was honored for his ongoing efforts to promote science-based teaching methods. He also was cited for his 1974 textbook, “Biochemistry: A Problems Approach,” that still is considered a revolutionary textbook by the science education community. The award was presented to Wood at the society’s 44th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. last month. The award was established to honor Bruce N. Alberts, current president of the National Academy of Sciences and a longtime faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco. “Bill has been an innovator in biology education from the time he started at Caltech,” said Alberts. “He showed us a way to teach kids to think instead of just memorizing.” Wood was instrumental in launching the first National Academies of Science Summer Institute for Undergraduate Education in Biology last summer in Madison, Wis. He also served on a 1999 National Research Council committee to evaluate advanced placement science courses in American high schools. “We need to learn how to do a better job of educating our undergraduates,” said Wood. “We should approach our teaching the same way we approach science, gathering evidence for the best techniques to use.” Wood received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a doctorate from Stanford University before beginning his teaching career at the California Institute of Technology in 1965. He came to CU-Boulder in 1975 as a visiting professor in MCD biology and became a full-time faculty member in 1978. He went on to serve multiple tenures as both chair and associate chair of the department. In 1972, at age 34, Wood became one of the youngest members of the National Academy of Sciences. He was elected to the NAS for his pioneering research on the formation of complicated viruses that infect bacteria. He was named a CU distinguished professor in 2002. Wood received a prestigious Humboldt Research Award in 2004 in recognition of a lifetime of scientific achievements, including groundbreaking work that could produce a better understanding of how genetic defects can lead to the birth of malformed children. Wood’s teaching award is the second prestigious teaching award given to a CU-Boulder faculty member in recent months. Distinguished Professor Carl Wieman of physics was named the national Professor of the Year last November by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Jan. 30, 2005 last_img read more

Slow Wine to Add Oregon Wineries in Annual English Language Guide…

first_imgAdvertisement2019 Tour to include San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Boston and New YorkNew York, NY, December 5, 2018 – Slow Food International and Slow Wine Editore are proud to announce the release of the latest English-language edition of Slow Wine, the acclaimed and comprehensive annual wine guide of over 500 different wineries worldwide, with its annual US Tour in March 2019.This year, the Slow Wine guide continued their expansion into the US, by including Oregon wineries for the first time. The wineries were reviewed with the same Slow principles as their Italian peers. The move to add non-Italian wineries is not unprecedented – the 2018 edition added seventy wineries from California– this year’s additions continue to show the guide’s vigorous efforts to take their Slow philosophy worldwide.Slow Wine’s move into the US started in California, where it officially opened its chapter in the summer of 2017. After visiting hundreds of producers on the West Coast and evaluating them according to the same high standards the guide is known for, 70 producers were selected and added to the 2018 guide. Now, moving into Oregon is a significant step for the Slow Wine Guide, as the pioneering state is home to internationally-celebrated wine producing areas. Oregon’s commitment to sustainable wine-making and respect for the terroir is consistent with Slow Wine’s principles and its mission to support local agriculture. Slow Wine Editore, the Slow Wine guide publisher, and a delegation of its top wineries will hold tasting events for press and trade during their annual US tour, this year making stops in five cities nationwide. Attendees will get a chance to preview this innovative guide, discover new wines, and meet the people behind 100+ Italian and American select producers who represent the Slow Wine values.The dates and locations of the 2019 Slow Wine US Tour are:March 4th, San Francisco, CaliforniaMarch 5th, Portland, OregonMarch 7th, Denver, ColoradoMarch 11th, New York, New YorkMarch 12th, Boston, MassachusettsSlow Wine recognizes that the wineries they review not only put their hearts and souls into the wines they produce, but also into the land on which it is made. The guide uses the following symbols to evaluate each winery:The Snail, the Slow Food symbol, signals a cellar that has distinguished itself through its interpretation of sensorial, territorial, environmental, and personal values in harmony with the Slow Food philosophy. Only wineries that are herbicide free can receive the Snail.The Bottle, allocated to cellars that show a consistently high quality throughout their range of wines.The Coin, an indicator of great value.Slow Wine features wines that represent outstanding quality, expressing the history and identity of the land from which they come in each sip. “We are very happy to continue our adventure into the US, featuring wineries from California and now, Oregon. As we delve deeper into the US wine world, the more impressed we are with its landscape, and how more and more wineries and winemakers are adopting organic and sustainable beliefs and practices. The newly chosen Oregon wineries are core examples of this; these producers represent the “Slow” philosophy, which continues to be increasingly important to consumers in wine and food globally,” says Giancarlo Gariglio, Editor of Slow Wine. “We look forward to carrying on our work of discovering new wineries and winemakers around the world, whose beliefs and practices coincide with the “Slow” philosophy, as well as continuing the guide’s role of helping readers find these wineries, which have become even more numerous in Italy, and the US, in the nine years since we started the guide.”To register for the Slow Wine trade and media events in San Francisco and New York, please visit the links below. Registration for Portland, Denver, and Boston will follow shortly. San Francisco https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slow-wine-2019-us-tour-san-francisco-tickets-52089322566New York https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slow-wine-2019-us-tour-new-york-tickets-52089477028About Slow WineThe Slow Wine Guide, published by Slow Food Editore (the publishing arm of Slow Food Italy*), adopts a new approach to wine criticism and looks at a variety of factors to evaluate wineries in their entirety. They take into consideration wine quality, history and adherence to terroir, value, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable methods of practice. Slow Wine was conceived to give a realistic snapshot of the current Italian wine landscape. The guide features reviews of over 500 different wineries, each one visited by Slow Food experts. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com as well as in select bookstores.*Slow Food International is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet. A non-profit member-supported association, Slow Food was founded in Italy in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life and the disappearance of local food traditions, and to encourage people to be aware about the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes, and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.Advertisement Previous articleThanksgiving – a Plethora of EmailsNext articleTony Quealy Named General Manager of Thacher Winery Press Release TAGSSlow Wine Home Industry News Releases Slow Wine to Add Oregon Wineries in Annual English Language Guide and…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessSlow Wine to Add Oregon Wineries in Annual English Language Guide and on Tour for First in 2019By Press Release – December 5, 2018 182 1 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Share Email ReddIt Linkedinlast_img read more

There is still time to submit your recollections of Bush v. Gore

first_imgThere is still time to submit your recollections of Bush v. Gore Aug 07, 2020 Top Stories Were you in Florida 20 years ago during the presidential election dispute known to history as Bush v. Gore? If so, the Florida Supreme Court Library & Archives want to preserve your recollections. An easy online form is available to upload your written submission.November 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Bush v. Gore. The Supreme Court Library & Archives is creating a permanent archive of memories from the event. If you were a judge or court employee, election worker, journalist, lawyer, campaign worker, or were involved in some way with the Bush v. Gore presidential election disputes between November 7 and December 12, 2000, the library is asking that you complete the Election 2000 Memory Project form with your written recollections of events, work life and assignments, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, or other memories worth sharing.Memories can include anything that stands out to you. What do you remember from that time: increased workload, teamwork and camaraderie, late nights, disrupted routines, the distraction of Florida’s recounts constantly on TV news? What memories do you have about how you felt during the chaos of the time? What was the atmosphere like in your life or at your office? Did you walk around and take pictures? Did you meet a news reporter? Did you see something interesting, funny or unusual?For more instructions and to submit your memories, follow this link: https://bit.ly/2WUzz38.The deadline for submissions is August 31.last_img read more

Facebook unveils social networking search – but mobile version still being worked on

first_img Facebook launched a new search tool for its social network amid much fanfare last night, but the firm was tightlipped on how the service would work across mobile devices or when it would be integrated into its mobile apps.Unveiling ‘Graph Search’ at an event in San Francisco last night, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described the new tool as the “third pillar” in the Facebook proposition alongside ‘News Feed’ and ‘Timeline.’Graph Search will allow Facebook users to combine phrases (for example: “my friends in New York who like Jay-Z”) to return people, places, photos or other content that’s been shared on the social network.Zuckerberg was keen not to position Graph Search as a competitor to Google’s market-leading search engine, even though it is integrated with Google rival Bing to cover searching outside of the Facebook sphere.“I don’t think people will come to Facebook to do web search. That isn’t the intent of this,” he said.The service is launching initially as a limited beta mode on Facebook’s desktop site. Zuckerberg said that work is already underway on integrating Graph Search on the mobile side, but added that it was “hard for us to estimate” how long this would take.But some commentators believe that Graph Search has the potential to make a big impact when it launches on mobile.“This is far more important for Facebook’s mobile strategy than simply doing a Facebook phone,” said Victor Basta, managing director of Magister Advisors. “Graph Search will be key to generating revenues from Facebook’s hundreds of millions of mobile users through super-value, highly targeted search. To date it has been very difficult to serve up advertising on a small screen.  Search is really the only way to do it.” Tags WhatsApp payments resurfaces in Brazil Related Matt Ablott Previous ArticleReport: Samsung cool on Windows RTNext ArticleFrench anti-trust watchdog warns against operator mergers Read more Australia funds regulator to oversee new media lawcenter_img Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours Asia Home Facebook unveils social networking search – but mobile version still being worked on AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 JAN 2013 Author FacebookServiceslast_img read more

Dow Falls 512 in Steepest Decline Since ’08 Crisis

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. NEW YORK – Gripped by fear of another recession, the financial markets suffered their worst day Thursday since the crisis of 2008. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 500 points, its ninth-steepest decline ever.The sell-off wiped out the Dow’s gains for 2011. It put the Dow and broader stock indexes into what investors call a correction — down 10 percent from the highs of this spring.“We are continuing to be bombarded by worries about the global economy,” said Bill Stone, the chief investment strategist for PNC Financial.The day was reminiscent of the wild swings that defined the markets during the crisis three years ago. Gold prices briefly hit a record high, oil fell an extraordinary $5 a barrel, and frightened investors were so desperate to get into some government bonds that they were willing accept almost no return on their money.It was the most alarming day yet in the almost uninterrupted selling that has swept Wall Street for two weeks. Since July 21, the Dow has lost more than 1,300 points, or 10.5 percent of its value. It has closed lower nine of the 10 trading days since then.For the day, the Dow closed down 512.76 points, at 11,383.68. It was the steepest point decline since Dec. 1, 2008.Thursday’s decline was the ninth-worst ever by points for the Dow. In percentage terms, the decline of 4.3 percent does not rank among the worst. On Black Monday in 1987, for example, the market fell 22 percent.Two weeks ago, investors appeared worried about the deadlocked negotiations in Washington over the debt ceiling. Almost immediately after that was solved, concerns about the economy took over, and the selling only accelerated.On Thursday, growing fear about the weakening U.S. economy was joined by concern in Europe that the troubled economies of Italy and Spain might need help from the European Union.The European Union has already given financial assistance to Greece and Ireland, two countries that have struggled to pay their debts. A financial rescue package for Italy or Spain might be more than the group of countries can handle.Traders also unloaded stocks before Friday’s release of the government’s unemployment report for July, which is expected to show only weak job growth and perhaps a rise in the unemployment rate, which is 9.2 percent.Together, they produced “a perfect storm of selling,” said Ryan Larson, head of U.S. equity trading for RBC Global Asset Management.Not long ago, Wall Street had mostly convinced itself that the U.S. economy would improve in the second half of the year. Gas prices were falling, and Japanese factories were resuming production after disruptions from the March earthquake.Then one report after another began to show that the economy was much weaker than first thought.Manufacturing is barely growing. The service sector, which covers about 90 percent of the American work force, is growing at the slowest rate in a year and a half. People spent less in June than in May, the first decline since September 2009.And the overall economy is expanding at the slowest pace since the end of the Great Recession. It grew at an annual rate of less than 1 percent for the first six months of this year, raising the risk of another recession.In an indication of how frightened investors are, Bank of New York Mellon said it would start charging large investors to hold their cash. The bank’s clients include pension funds and large investment houses.Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist for Janney Montgomery Scott, an investment firm in Philadelphia, said his clients saw the move from stocks into cash as “a parking lot to sort things out.”“With the scars of 2008 still fresh,” he said, “some clients don’t want to miss the change to pre-empt further damage should it come.”Other market indicators reinforced the risk-averse mood. Gold, which is seen as a safe investment when the stock market is turbulent, set a record price, $1,684.90 an ounce, before falling to finish the day at $1,659. Adjusted for inflation, gold is still far below its record high, reached in 1980.The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.42 percent, its lowest of the year, and the yield on the 2-year Treasury note hit its lowest ever, 0.265 percent. Bond yields fall when demand for bonds increases.The yield on the one-month Treasury bill fell to almost nothing — 0.008 percent. Investors were willing to accept paltry returns in exchange for holding investments they believed to be stable.The sell-off was broad. All 10 industry groups in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell. Energy companies lost almost 7 percent, materials companies were down 6.6 percent, and industrial companies lost more than 5 percent.For a time, Kraft Foods was the only stock to rise among the 30 that make up the Dow industrials. Kraft announced Thursday that it would split in two, with one company focusing on snacks and the other groceries. But the selling eventually dragged Kraft under, too, and its stock finished down 52 cents, at $33.78.Steep stock market losses like the ones of the past two weeks, can be self-reinforcing. A drop in stocks erodes household wealth and raises doubts about the economic outlook.The result can be what economists call a vicious cycle. Stock losses take a toll on consumer confidence and make people more reluctant to spend money. Consumer spending makes up 70 percent of economic output in the United States.Kevin Cook, senior stock strategist for Zacks Investment Research in Chicago, said investors’ worst fears probably won’t come true.“This is not 2008 again,” he said. “We don’t have a liquidity crisis, we don’t have a credit crisis — this is just profit taking.”Cook said he believes the S&P 500, which closed Thursday at 1,200.07, will trade between 1,150 and 1,250 between now and Oct. 1, at least until investors have enough information to determine whether the economy is in recession again.Even taking into account the recent declines, stocks are still considered to be in an impressive bull market that began March 9, 2009, when the market reached its recession low.The Dow closed that day at 6,547. Since then, it is up about 74 percent.One year ago, the Dow closed at 10,680. About a month later, the stock market began a rally that took it almost to 13,000. The catalyst was an announcement by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that the Fed was preparing to launch a program to buy $600 billion in government bonds to keep interest rates low and help stocks rally.The sell-off now comes at a time when corporate profits are growing. For the S&P 500, a measure called the forward price-to-earnings ratio has fallen to about 12, well below its long-term average of 16. That means that investors who buy now are paying less for each dollar in profits.Based on what an investor now pays for corporate profits, stocks are now trading at their lowest levels in 20 years, said Tim Courtney, chief investment officer of Burns Advisory Group in Oklahoma City.Few companies were spared in the sell-off. Just 3 of the 500 stocks in the S&P 500 moved higher. General Motors fell 4 percent despite beating analyst estimates for its quarterly earnings. Emaillast_img read more