She is suing for at least $300,000 in damages. Previous PostTeen falls to death while trying to take a selfie at Yosemite National Park (ABC NEWS)- The woman who crashed her Tesla into a firetruck while the car was in autopilot mode is suing the electric carmaker, alleging the feature is defective and that the company’s marketing is misleading, the driver’s lawyer said.“They [Tesla] need to go away from autopilot to assisted driving,” Jeffery Metler, the driver’s lawyer, told ABC News. “Because right now Tesla is not ready for autopilot. So they’re trying to lay the blame at the feet of the drivers, which is what they’ve done for every crash.”Tesla has previously said Autopilot is an advanced driver-assistance system and not a self-driving system. But the website’s Autopilot section states: “All Tesla vehicles produced in our factory, including Model 3, have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver.”Tesla issued a statement in response to the lawsuit, saying, “When using Autopilot, drivers are continuously reminded of their responsibility to keep their hands on the wheel and maintain control of the vehicle at all times. Tesla has always been clear that Autopilot doesn’t make the car impervious to all accidents.”Tesla also issued a statement to ABC News, saying, “the feedback that we get from our customers shows that they have a very clear understanding of what Autopilot is, how to properly use it, and what features it consists of.” National NewsNewsWatch Driver who slammed her Tesla into a firetruck sues the carmaker over Autopilot feature By Daniella HankeySep 07, 2018, 05:04 am 362 0 Linkedin Twitter The accident involving Metler’s client, Heather Lommatzsch, is one of several recent crashes involving Tesla’s Autopilot feature. In March, Walter Huang, a 38-year old engineer at Apple, died after his Model X crash. In an unusual move, the company released details in a blog post defending Autopilot’s safety record, drawing ire from the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB), which told reporters, “NTSB is unhappy with the release of investigative information by Tesla.”Then in June, a Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode crashed in Laguna Beach, California, resulting in minor injuries. The NTSB has launched at least three investigations into accidents related to Tesla’s Autopilot function.“They claim it’s an autopilot car,” Metler added. “They put out a message that’s not consistent. That leaves the public relying on the safety of the cars but I don’t think the technology is to the point that people can safely rely on it.”Lommatzsch, 29, says she crashed her Tesla S on May 11 while in Autopilot mode into the stopped firetruck in South Jordan, a Salt Lake City suburb.She also says she was on phone at the time of the crash. Next PostFirst days of legal sports betting generate about $29K in tax Pinterest Home NewsWatch National News Driver who slammed her Tesla into a firetruck sues the carmaker over Autopilot feature Tumblr Mail Google+ Facebook Daniella Hankey
Home NewsWatch Health There’s a new mosquito-borne virus in town HealthNewsWatch There’s a new mosquito-borne virus in town By Daniella HankeyJun 22, 2018, 04:28 am 539 0 Next PostUK police arrest man after he claims to have a bomb How is it treated and tested? There is no current test, vaccine, or antiviral treatment for the virus. Further details about its transmission, who is at risk of getting it, its short and long-term effects on humans, and its severity still need to be further studied.How is it prevented?If you can’t fight the virus, fight the bite. It’s recommended, especially this summer, to prevent mosquito bites by using insect repellent, staying in air-conditioned areas, wearing long-sleeved, loose-fitting clothes when outside, and using insect screens in windows, dormers, and vents. Communities should also continue mosquito control programs to prevent breeding and to kill mosquitoes. Tumblr Google+ Facebook (ABC NEWS)- Another disease to blame on mosquitos, in addition to Zika, dengue, chikungunya? The list of viruses infecting humans through pesky mosquito bites continues to increase: Keystone virus has joined the ranks.What is Keystone virus? It’s from a family of viruses known as the Bunyaviridae group. These viruses have been associated with encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that can be fatal. Pinterest Linkedin Previous Post’I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead How does it make people sick? A recent case report described a boy with signs and symptoms of an infection; he had Keystone virus in his tissue samples. Until then, it has not been known to make humans sick. It’s not the first infection, since people who live in an area where the mosquito and virus are more prevalent have been found to have antibodies against the virus in their blood. That means people have been exposed to and infected with the virus, but no one seems to have previously reported getting sick from it. And no live virus had been found in humans until now. The virus is spread by Aedes atlanticus, a mosquito common in Florida and similar to Aedes aegypti, a mosquito known to spread viruses like dengue, Zika, and chikungunya.How does a person know if they have it?Experts agree it most likely has some nonspecific signs and symptoms that are similar to other viral infections. The patient in the first reported human case had a fever and rash, which are common in viral infections. More research is warranted to see if there are any unique features of this disease in humans. Further details are unknown, but it is not currently viewed as life-threatening. Where does it come from?The virus was first isolated in 1964 in samples from mosquitoes in Keystone, Florida. Little is known about it, except that is has been found in animals like white-tailed deer, raccoons, and squirrels. Though it was discovered in Florida, the virus has been found in coastal regions as far away as Texas. Twitter Mail Daniella Hankey
Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at email@example.com Pinterest Tumblr Previous PostHouse tables measure to allow concealed carry on campuses Linkedin Twitter NewsWatchPolitical NewsState NewsTop Stories West Virginia House votes to expand mental health care in schools By Tyler BarkerFeb 27, 2019, 12:50 pm 939 0 Next PostWVSOM invites third-party comments for HLC accreditation Facebook Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia House has approved a bill to expand mental health services in schools.Delegates passed the measure by a 99-0 vote Wednesday. Roane County Del. Martin Atkinson’s bill would require counties to hire at least one school psychologist for every 1,000 students between kindergarten and seventh grade. The bill now heads to the Senate.The Republican’s legislation also calls for additional mental health services for pupils who have issues related to drug abuse in the state. County boards would have to make the hires by the 2021 school year.There is no fiscal note on the bill. Google+ Home NewsWatch West Virginia House votes to expand mental health care in schools
Next Post2019 Girls Class AA All-State Basketball Teams Facebook FeaturedLocal NewsNewsWatch One Person injured After Crash Involving Ambulance In Beckley By Tyler BarkerMar 21, 2019, 19:08 pm 693 0 Linkedin BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – One person has been sent to the hospital after a crash involving an ambulance.According to officials, a white car hit a Jan Care Ambulance on Robert C Byrd Drive in front of Rhonda’s Pharmacy around 6:30 pm.The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.Stay with WOAY News for further updates on this developing story. Mail Home NewsWatch Featured One Person injured After Crash Involving Ambulance In Beckley Tumblr Pinterest Google+ Previous PostManchin Hosts 37th Job Fair, Headed to 38th Twitter Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next PostWoodrow Wilson Advances to State Tournament Mail Facebook Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More Linkedin Tumblr Home Sports News Sports C. Adam Toney Athlete of the Week – Hannah Taylor SportsSports FeaturesSports News C. Adam Toney Athlete of the Week – Hannah Taylor By Matt DigbyFeb 28, 2018, 00:45 am 617 0 Pinterest Hinton, WV (WOAY) – Hannah Taylor has been a veteran of the Summers County girls basketball program for multiple years, and as a senior she has led the Lady Bobcats to within one game of a return to the state tournament.Taylor’s 19 points played a key role in Summers County’s sectional championship win against Meadow Bridge, as the Lady Bobcats gained momentum in the second quarter of that game.The senior has excelled under three coaches in as many seasons (Wayne Ryan, Sarah Blevins, Chad Meador), and reached the 1,000 career point milestone earlier this year. She scored 40 points earlier this month in a win against PikeView.Summers County hosts Pocahontas County Wednesday in a Class A Region 3 co-final. The winner heads to Charleston for the state tournament next week. Previous PostDick’s cuts off sales of assault-style rifles in stores Google+ Twitter Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website
In This Issue. * Dollar holds a soft bias to buy. * Renminbi, S$ and Gold the only winners today. * Looking for better times in Canada. * Geopolitical Risks to return? And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Counting Eggs Before They Are Hatched. Good Day! . And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! I’m back in the saddle again. Out where a friend is a friend, and so on.. Yes, I decided to return! I know that a few of you worry each time I go away, that I’ll never return. And then the rest of you hope that I don’t return! HA! I did get to see some old friends in Vancouver last week. We didn’t have “normal” Vancouver, July, weather, but still, the city is magnificent! My main stage presentation went well. The bright lights had me sweating profusely by the end of the presentation. Well, it was either the bright lights or me fearing that I could get “taken out” with all my pointing out of the debt situation here in the U.S.! Well, I read the Pfennig each day while I was away (Thanks Mike and Chris!), and saw that the euro has once again been placed in the pressure cooker VS the dollar. In my workshop, that was attended by just a handful of people, I guess they all knew what they need to be doing to combat the added tax of a purchasing power loss. Anyway, what I was going to talk about is that I talked about how the dollar index isn’t the best judge of how the dollar is doing, as it is so heavily weighted toward euros. Currencies like Aussie dollars (A$), kiwi, reals, Sing dollars, Chinese renminbi, and others aren’t a part of the index. So, don’t get in the habit of thinking that dollar is sitting in tall cotton, when the dollar index rises. It just means that the euro is not performing too well. Speaking of the euro, the rug has been pulled from under this currency ever since it hit 1.40, and looked to be heading to the moon. I have no doubts that it will return there eventually, but for now, it’s batten down the hatches for the single unit. Traders are pointing to interest rate differentials. But not ones that are current, ones that they see in the dollar’s favor in the future. Strange don’t you think? Sort of like counting your eggs before they are hatched, as my grandfather used to say. (he had a chicken house as long as a city block on the farm, so he knew a thing or two about chickens and eggs!) These are the things that traders like to do though, and when the rate hike actually does happen, all the good stuff that should go along with a rate hike announcement is treated like water under the bridge. It could very easily happen that way for the euro going forward, bad now, good later, based on this scenario. I’m just saying. Well, did you see that last week the Russian Central Bank (RCB) hike rates 50 Basis Points (1/2%)? I forget if I sent Mike a note on that or not. But the ruble isn’t getting any love these days, even with the 50 Basis Points rate hike announcement. Ukraine is weighing on the ruble like the cares of tomorrow weigh down a man. (that’s an old saying, so don’t shoot me for not saying women too!) But what do I always tell you about buying currencies, or really anything for that matter? You should look to buy on weakness, not strength, and look to sell on strength not weakness. Not that we can do anything with rubles anyway, right now, but this should carry over to the other currencies. The dollar seems to be in charge this morning, except for the Chinese renminbi / yuan, and Sing dollars (S$), and Gold. Could this be the beginning of the long awaited “year of the dollar”? Hmmm. Funny thing, I talked about this very thing last week in Vancouver! So, let’s revisit that talk a bit, eh? The thing that everyone is raving about these days (except Chuck of course!) is a rapidly strong economy in the U.S. I’d like to point out a few skeletons that this so-called “strong economy” is going to face. Like the fact that the U.S. is now, in current terms, $60 Trillion dollars in debt. That’s Gov’t, State, City, Business, and personal debt has reached $60 Trillion dollars. We have NEVER been that much in debt before, and don’t forget what professor Lawrence Kotlikoff says is our total Unfunded Liabilities which he says is more than $200 Trillion dollars! Are You Kidding Me? That makes me think of when we were kids, and someone would say “are you kidding me?” and someone else would say, “no, I wouldn’t kid you, you’re my favorite Billy goat! HA! Chris told you yesterday that this week’s Data Cupboard is chock-full-o-data, with the first reading of 2nd QTR GDP on the docket for tomorrow. The economy here in the U.S. is so uneven, one week you get a favorable data print, and the next week you get an unfavorable one, and when you step back and take a look at everything, you see what I mean about it being so uneven. A month ago, the forecasts were for a 4% increase in 2nd QTR GDP. Those estimates have slipped to 3%… And I told the audience in Vancouver last week, to mark this down, that Chuck thinks that after all the revisions, that 2nd QTR GDP will be 2.8%… now after posting a negative -2.9% growth figure in the 1st QTR, where will that leave us after 6 months? That’s right, still digging. Oh, and this just in.. 35% of Americans are experiencing debt collectors. YIKES! And remember, that this GDP report will undergo 3 total prints. So, tomorrow’s print will either light up the sky for the markets, or turn the lights down low, but the thing to remember, is that there will be a couple more versions of that print to view down the road. Long time readers know that I disdain all the “data talk”. But there are times that it’s necessary. And this week is going to be one of those times. And the Fed members will have the GDP report in their back pocket when they meet later in the day on Wednesday to discuss things. I don’t think 2nd QTR GDP could print bad enough to have the Fed stop their QE tapering this month. But if 2nd QTR GDP is weak, it will certainly be in the backs of their minds. Well, moving along to other things. S&P gave Australia their stamp of approval by reaffirming their AAA rating, and keeping their outlook for Australia at “stable”. The A$ is down by a small amount this morning, but that drag had taken the A$ below 94-cents. There was a time when news like maintaining a AAA rating and stable outlook would be good for a currency. Just shows to go you, that Central Banks rule on currencies these days, and fundamentals remain in the back seat. Shoot Rudy, they’re not even a back seat driver! Maybe, the IMF has been reading the Pfennig. Here’s the skinny of what I’m talking about here. You all know that I’ve scratched my balding head over and over again on how the U.K.’s pound sterling was gaining so much ground, given all the skeletons in the U.K.’s closet, but again, the sterling gains were the main product of “rate hike expectations”. Not anything concrete, but “expectations”. So, a news outlet in the U.K. printed a story on how the IMF feels that pound sterling is 5-10% overvalued. (probably because the U.K. didn’t adapt any of the IMF’s suggestions on how to recover!) But this is where I usually go the opposite way that the IMF does. But this time, it’s the IMF that’s jumping on Chuck’s bandwagon, so, maybe it’s time to turn the reins over to the IMF, and jump off this bandwagon! While up in Canada last week, I made sure to read the Globe & Mail every day (mainly because I like it, but also because it was at my door each morning!) From the Globe & Mail I can get little tidbits of news on the economy through the eyes of a Canadian. Often times these tidbits are in line with what I’m thinking, but every now and then they light the bulb above my head. And last week the light bulb was illuminated! Canada is also expecting a strong 2nd QTR GDP number, which they hope will fuel a rebound for the economy. Well, I had been saying that for a while now, folks. That the data reports were better all the time. I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time, it can’t get no worse! As I said above the U.S. Data Cupboard is chock-full-o-data this week, and by the end of the week, we will be worn out, but will still have to work our way through the latest Jobs Jamboree! Can you believe that? Doesn’t it seem like we just did a Jobs Jamboree for June, and now we’re going to do one for July? Any-old-way you look at it, this week is chock-full-o-risk. So, once again, I’ll have to remind you keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times! Gold was up $5 when I turned on the screens this morning, but is only up $3 right now. not that a $2 move is worth even mentioning, but it is what it is. Geopolitical risk is like at DEFCON 2 right now, but the markets aren’t looking at it that way. Stocks keep moving higher, and Gold keeps getting kicked below the knees. I’ve got a Bloomberg story on this scenario for the FWIW section today, so you won’t want to miss that! It was interesting listening to Doug Casey in Vancouver last week, talk about how he doesn’t believe in metals price manipulation. I like Doug, we’ve puffed on cigars together before, and drank adult drinks. So I know that he couldn’t care less that I don’t agree with him on this! The Big Boss Frank Trotter also thinks I’m looney tunes when I talk about price manipulation, and other conspiracy things, which as I keep pointing out, eventually become conspiracy FACT! So, I guess price manipulation isn’t everyone cup-o-tea. It is mine, and I’ll keep being all over this like a cheap suit! Before I head to the Big Finish today, I just wanted to mention something I read this morning. Ed Steer is reporting that there’s a possible discrepancy in GLD’s Gold Bar Accounting. Long time readers know that I’ve questioned these investment vehicles before. Apparently there’s a discrepancy in the “GLD Trade Spreadsheet VS GLD Bar List”.. Nothing is confirmed or admitted to here folks, please keep that in mind. these are just allegations, but ones that have HUGE ramifications if proved to be true! For What It’s Worth. This story can be found on www.bloomberg.com in case you want to read the whole story. And it’s about Geopolitical risk. So, let’s see what these guys have to say about it! “Since the start of the year, conflicts in Syria, Gaza and Iraq have escalated, China has become more assertive in pursuing territorial claims against Japan, Thailand reverted to military rule, Russia annexed Crimea and a civilian airliner was downed in Ukraine. These crises have had little lasting impact on major financial markets in the U.S., Europe and in Asia. Now Raj Hindocha, a managing director with Deutsche Bank Research in London, is warning that investors and money managers could be in for a rude awakening later this year. Geopolitical risk is being underestimated and volatility suppressed, thanks in large to the open monetary spigots at the U.S. Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, and Bank of Japan. Hindocha went on to say, “It’s the abundant liquidity that has numbed the markets. Nobody wants to bet against that firepower.” He went on to say that “the shift in market sentiment could come as early as September. All of these risks that have been drowned out because of liquidity could be a trigger for people to take a more bearish view of the markets.” Chuck again. Well, what do we have here? Let’s revisit things that Chuck has said previously that tie in nicely to what Mr. Hindocha is saying here. First, I said that we would see liquidity dry up by the end of summer early fall. And without liquidity in the markets, all hell could break loose. I also said that it would be this damage from a lack of liquidity that would push the Fed members to go back and revisit the QE table. Not pretty things to think about, but we do have $60 Trillion in current Debt that’s attached to our shoulders like an Albatross! To recap. The dollar seems to be having its way with the currencies this morning except the Chinese renminbi, Sing dollar and Gold. The moves aren’t that big either way folks, as I think everyone is awaiting tomorrow’s 2nd QTR GDP and FOMC meeting. The euro is getting dragged through mud of interest rate differential expectations! That could all come crashing down around the dollar bugs eventually, but for now, they get to come out of the walls. Chuck enjoyed his time in Canada, as usual, and got caught up on what’s going on in Canada! Look for a huge rebound of economic growth in the 2nd half of 2014 in Canada! And there’s a possible discrepancy in GLD’s Gold Bar Accounting. Notice I said possible, so I have to do an opposite call from the great Jack Buck. Don’t go crazy folks! Currencies today 7/29/14. American Style: A$ .9395, kiwi .8515, C$ .9250, euro 1.3430, sterling 1.6955, Swiss $1.1055, . European Style: rand 10.5895, krone 6.2305, SEK 6.8365, forint 230.95, zloty 3.0915, koruna 20.4595, RUB 35.66, yen 101.95, sing 1.2415, HKD 7.7500, INR 60.13, China 6.1615, pesos 13.01, BRL 2.2220, Dollar Index 81.06, Oil $101.60, 10-year 2.46%, Silver $20.65, Platinum $1,484.50, Palladium $884.25, and Gold. $1,307.63 That’s it for today. The Happy Song is playing on the IPod this morning, that song just puts a smile on your face folks. Well, the reports from the Junior Olympics tournament in California were good and bad for the St. Louis team. They lost 2 of 3 games the first day, won all three the next day, and then had a chance to really move on in the tournament but lost by 1 goal yesterday. Alex is expected to get home about midnight tonight, and then he needs to begin to get ready for college! The schools, and I mean all of them, start the school year so darn early these days. In my day, we went back to school after Labor Day. Now, these kids are ready to receive a session grade by the time Labor Day hits! Cardinals head to San Diego for 3 games after taking 2 of 3 from the Cubs. The Cardinals really need to get on a roll to the end of the season and not just for 3 or 4 games! I must be late, as Mike just walked in. So, it’s time to get off the bus, and hope you have a Tom Terrific Tuesday! Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets
By: Madison MacLean“Alabama Standing for Unity” brought people from all positions on the political spectrum to Capitol Park Saturday. The goal? To make major changes as a united front. “I think everyone here is pretty much on board with that, regardless of who they’re campaigning for at the moment, we all think it’s time for some change and progress in Alabama,” says forum participant Norris Davis.Moderated by WVUA 23’s Tamika Alexander, people had the chance to hear from candidates running for state office on issues such as human rights and healthcare.“Alabama Standing for Unity plans to hold another forum before the general election in December.
Last Spring, Parents complained that Holt High School Administrators turned the lights off just 15 minutes after graduation, while proud families were still taking photos.Those complaints lead to a petition, for the Tuscaloosa County School Board to replace Holt High SchoolPrincipal Jacqueline McNealy and Assistant Principal Leann Feely.The petition is asking for 500 signatures, as of Wednesday, 409 people have signed.“If there’s something going on that we don’t know about, we cant respond to it. I would love for the Petitioners to make it clear to us you know what their concern is” says District One, Tuscaloosa County School Board Member Reverend Schmidt Moore.Some parents believes this petition has no merit.“I like her, my daughters seems to like her. She’s been real helpful to me this year with some issues that was going on with my child” says Nicole Griffin, Parent of a Holt High School Student.“I’ve talked to her on a few occasions and she seems to have the knowledge about what she does and seems to really care about the kids alot” says Stanley Jones, Parent Of A Holt High School Student.According to the petition, several Teachers left Holt High School because they felt unheard and unappreciated by the Administration.Reverend Moore says the Teachers who left their jobs at Holt High School wanted to move.He says one Teacher left due to a complaint.Moore says the Tuscaloosa County School Board is satisfied with what they’re getting from the Holt High School Administration.All I’m hearing is positive things coming from that Administration. The great love that’s demonstrated not only for the school but for the community. Teachers are responding to their Leadership. There are several Teachers who just have an investment in the Holt Community. They want to be there. Moore goes on to say grades are going up graduation rate is going up.The Petitioners say they will deliver those signatures to Tuscaloosa County School Superintendent Dr. Walter Davie and School Board Member Reverend Schmidt Moore.Principal Jacqueline McNealy says her Aministration has done a great job and they will continue to see progress at Holt High School.
Reporting by WVUA 23 Reporter Jabaree PrewittWritten by WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Savannah BullardThe EDGE, a center for entrepreneurship and innovation has been hailed as one of the most exciting centers in the region. It now sits in a brand new facility in Tuscaloosa.The $11 million center sits off 10th Avenue in Tuscaloosa. The EDGE is a resource for people with business ideas who want help with their plans.“We don’t have a restriction on the kind of business,” Theresa Welbourne, executive director of The EDGE, said. “What we’re trying to do is work with people who are interested in growing a business.”It’s the connections, educational opportunities and awareness that drive budding entrepreneurs to The EDGE. The center is already home to 10 companies and has been described as a “one stop” business resource center.One sports data company, Evolution Metrix, already calls the facility home. Owner Justin Volman is the only full employee for his company, but after two years, he has already garnered about 200 people from nine countries using his service.“It’s collecting data on domestic and international amateur players and selling it to major league baseball teams, player presentation agencies and college teams, among others,” Volman said.Volman said The EDGE has allowed him to integrate UA students into his business as well, which has created a new homefront for his company.“I have really enjoyed working with people in person because most of my company is all remote and all over the world,” Volman said.The EDGE comes as part of a joint partnership between the City of Tuscaloosa, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and the University of Alabama. Kay Palan, dean of the Culverhouse College of Business, said the facility is a multi-tiered resource that will come with many benefits for west Alabama.“We really think about it as an opportunity to drive innovation and entrepreneurship not just for the university, but for the whole region and area,” Palan said.Alex Haistings is the owner of independent game development company High Five Studios. His company is the only one of its kind in Alabama, and it started with humble beginnings.“We started as a club at the university,” Haistings said. “About a year and half ago, we decided to incorporate and start working on our first product, Prisoner, which is coming to PC, PS4 Xbox One and potentially, Nintendo Switch.”About 40 people have already moved into The EDGE, so the facility is not full yet. The full capacity is about 150 people, and Welbourne said they are working hard to fill that space.
NEW YORK — Deron Williams had the Brooklyn Nets speeding toward a Game 7 when suddenly everything stopped.He had just crashed to the court with what looked like yet another ankle injury. Kevin Garnett waved for help, and Williams slowly began limping back toward the bench. Then he decided to stay in.For all the big names and big salaries on the Nets, Williams knows they aren’t going anywhere unless he leads them.Williams shook off his second-half injury to score 23 points and Brooklyn forced a seventh game in its first-round series by beating the Toronto Raptors 97-83 on May 2.“I think that just shows leadership and toughness, and that’s what he did tonight for us,” Nets coach Jason Kidd said.Despite spraining his left ankle early in the third quarter, Williams dominated his matchup with Kyle Lowry and helped the Nets put it away with a 3-pointer with 1:13 left that made it 92-79.Game 7 is May 4 in Toronto, with the winner advancing to face the defending champion Miami Heat.It became the fourth first-round series ticketed for a do-or-die game in these playoffs, with the Atlantic Division champion Raptors trying to get by a Nets team that still has a chance to reach the high expectations it had entering the season.But it can’t be done without Williams, who has scored 20 points in all three Netsvictories in the series.“I know myself, I needed to be more aggressive after the last two losses,” Williams, who has battled ankle problems the last two seasons, said after limping up to the postgame podium.“In the three games we’ve won, I’ve been really aggressive getting into the paint, making things happen, not only scoring the ball but making the extra pass,” Williams added, “and so I know that’s what my team needs so me to do.”DeMar DeRozan scored 28 for the Raptors, who will have to go the distance if they are to win a seven-game series for the first time in franchise history. They haven’t won any postseason series since 2001, and never really had a chance to wrap this one up after falling behind by 26 points.“We should’ve known they were going to come out throwing haymakers and we weren’t ready for it until the second half,” DeRozan said.Lowry shot 4 of 16 for 11 points after scoring 36 in the Raptors’ Game 5 victory. He was the only other Toronto player in double figures.Joe Johnson had 17 points and Garnett 13 for the Nets, who will play in a Game 7 for the second straight season. They fell to Chicago last year on their home floor and will try to win it this time in Toronto, where they won Game 1.Alan Anderson had nine points and nine rebounds for the Nets after Kidd shook up his starting lineup, inserting Anderson over Shaun Livingston.After ringing up a franchise playoff-record 44 points in fourth quarter of a Game 5 comeback that fell short, the Nets carried that momentum into this one, making 11 of their first 15 shots in what became a 34-point opening period.“Tonight, they got their foot on the pedal a lot quicker than we did,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said.The Nets were still leading comfortably when Williams went down on a drive to the basket just over 2 minutes into the second half, crashing to the court behind the basket. Kidd motioned for Williams to stay in to shoot the free throws so he would be eligible to finish the game, and the crowd loudly cheered as the point guard tried to walk it off.He made one of them, then nailed a 3-pointer from the corner before Anderson’s basket pushed the lead to 68-43. The lead was still 22 early in the fourth before an 11-0 run by Toronto cut it to 84-73 with 7:40 remaining.Facing an early exit that would’ve turned this $180 million team into a first-round flop, Brooklyn hit the Raptors with an 18-5 burst that made it 32-16. Then, leading by 12 in the second, the Nets ran off nine straight points, Andray Blatche’s follow shot making it 51-30 with 4:26 remaining in the half.Anderson had the final two baskets of the half, including a jumper at the buzzer that made it 60-41.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
NEW YORK — Most NFL fans believe Commissioner Roger Goodell should keep his job after his handling of recent domestic violence cases, according to a new Associated Press-GfK Poll.Only 32 percent say Goodell should lose his job over the issue, with 66 percent saying he shouldn’t.Support for his handling of the cases is much lower, though, with 42 percent saying they disapprove. The same percentage neither approve nor disapprove, with just 15 percent approving.Goodell initially suspended Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back was charged with assaulting his then-fiancee. The commissioner defended the punishment at first, before admitting more than a month later that he “didn’t get it right.”When a video of the assault later surfaced, Goodell suspended Rice indefinitely, saying the images constituted new evidence. Rice was released earlier that day by the Ravens.The poll shows strong support for keeping Rice off the field for at least some period of time. Forty-three percent of fans say Rice should never be allowed to play again. Just 7 percent say he should be able to play now, with 49 percent saying he should be permitted to return after missing more time.Opinions differed by gender and race. Slightly more than half of women say Rice should never be allowed to play again, compared with 37 percent of men. Just 19 percent of black fans say he should receive a permanent ban, while 46 percent of white fans support that.Respondents were more receptive to the idea of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson returning to the field. Peterson is currently on paid leave while he faces child abuse charges.Fifty-four percent of fans say he should be allowed to play again if he is found not guilty, and another 29 percent say he should be able to return regardless of the case’s outcome. Only 15 percent say he should never play again.Answers to this question also varied by gender and race. Thirty-four percent of men say Peterson should be allowed to return under any circumstances, compared with 22 percent of women. And 45 percent of black fans say he should be able to return no matter the verdict, while only 25 percent of white fans say that.The poll suggests that the recent spate of highly publicized domestic violence cases has made a small dent in the NFL’s popularity. An AP-GfK Poll conducted in January found that 49 percent of respondents considered themselves fans of pro football. That number dropped to 43 percent in the current poll.In January, 19 percent of respondents said their interest in the sport had increased in the previous five years, with 12 percent saying it had decreased. This time, 12 percent say it has increased while 15 percent say it has decreased.Of the group with less interest, 42 percent say the recent domestic violence arrests have been an extremely or very important factor in that drop.The AP-GfK Poll was conducted Sept. 25-29 using KnowledgePanel, GfK’s probability-based panel designed to be representative of the U.S. population. It included online interviews with 1,845 adults, including 836 NFL fans. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points for all respondents and plus or minus 3.8 percentage points for the NFL fans.___(RACHEL COHEN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
TweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Joe Johnson thought about so many missed chances by the Nets this season, unsure whether he would play another game this season.He will — starting April 19 right in his old city.Brooklyn clinched the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, beating the Orlando Magic 101-88 on April 15 before the Memphis Grizzlies knocked off Indiana.The Nets and Pacers tied at 38-44, and Brooklyn earned the No. 8 seed after winning the season series. The Nets will visit top-seeded Atlanta on April 19 for their playoff opener.“If you get in, it’s a whole new season,” Johnson said before the Grizzlies’ 95-83 victory. “Everybody is 0-0 and then you wipe your hands clean and then you give it another go.”If Indiana won, the Nets would have missed the postseason for the first time since moving to Brooklyn in 2012. Johnson acknowledged the Nets would’ve had only themselves to blame if that happened.“We had a rough year this year, simple as that,” he said.But it’s not over.Johnson, a former Hawks All-Star, was traded to the Nets that summer. Atlanta can swap draft picks with the Nets this season as terms of that deal, and that would have been even more painful for Brooklyn if it missed the playoffs and it ended up being a lottery pick.Rookie Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 28 points as Brooklyn snapped a two-game skid that put its postseason hopes in jeopardy after a playoff spot looked secure last week. The Nets would have been home despite a league-high payroll of nearly $90 million.Atlanta won all four meetings this season, though the Nets nearly pulled out the final meeting earlier this month.“They’re the second-best team in the NBA, record-wise. They’ve shot the ball extremely well all year. When they lose they don’t shoot the ball well,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said. “We’ve got to figure out how to make them shoot the ball a little bit less then what they normally do and control the glass and score.”The game was tied at 75 after three quarters and the Magic led by one with 9 minutes remaining before the Nets took control with a 10-0 run behind seven points from Johnson.Johnson and Thaddeus Young each finished with 16 points. Bogdanovic, a rookie from Croatia, shot 12 of 17 from the field and made four 3-pointers.Nikola Vucevic had 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, who finished 25-57. Andrew Nicholson added 18 points and nine rebounds starting in place of Tobias Harris, who had a sore right Achilles.The Nets had moved into seventh place earlier in the month with a realistic shot at finishing sixth after six straight victories, but consecutive blowout losses to Milwaukee and Chicago left them needing help on the last night of the regular season.Hollins said he watched the Pacers’ double-overtime victory over Washington on April 14 that moved them ahead of the Nets and would likely watch the Grizzlies if the Nets won their game. The former Memphis coach said he hadn’t contacted anyone from his former organization to tell them to get him a victory.Orlando opened a 65-53 lead with 8 ½ minutes left in the third quarter after a 3-pointer by Andrew Nicholson, but the Nets rallied to take the lead late in the period before the teams went to the fourth tied at 75.“I just wanted to win the game,” Magic guard Victor Oladipo said. “I didn’t really realize the results and everything, I guess, until maybe after the game. I just want to win basketball games. I could care less what it’s for or what the outcome may be.”The Magic went 10-20 under James Borrego, who took after the Magic fired Jacque Vaughn with a 15-37 mark on Feb. 5.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)
NEW YORK — All that stands between the New York Jets and the playoffs is Rex Ryan.Well, how’s that for an absolutely juicy story line?The Jets, in their first season under coach Todd Bowles, are facing a win-and-in scenario against the Buffalo Bills and their former coach, who was fired after failing to lead New York to the postseason in each of the last four of his six seasons.“In the words of the great Steve Smith,” linebacker Calvin Pace said, referring to Baltimore’s loquacious wide receiver, “‘Man, it’s going to be a bloodbath.’”The Jets (10-5) went from being outside the playoff picture to controlling their chances with a 26-20 overtime victory Sunday over the New England Patriots — helped in large part by Bill Belichick choosing to kick off rather than start the extra period on offense.Ryan Fitzpatrick coolly marched the Jets down the field and won it with a 6-yard pass to Eric Decker.Pittsburgh, which held a tiebreaker edge over New York, surprisingly lost to Baltimore and slipped behind the Jets in the playoff race. As a result of Denver’s 20-17 overtime win over Cincinnati on Monday night, New York can earn a berth with a win or if Pittsburgh loses to Cleveland next Sunday.“I want it,” defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson said of reaching the postseason. “I want it bad.”He and the Jets get to prove how much next Sunday at Buffalo (7-8). The Bills had high hopes in Ryan’s first season, especially when he declared their playoff drought would end. Instead, they’ll miss out for the 16th straight year.So, after spending six years doing everything he could to get the Jets into the postseason, Ryan will be out to keep them from getting in.“It’s just the next game on the schedule,” cornerback Darrelle Revis said, downplaying the matchup.Ryan is already 1-0 against his former team after a 22-17 victory over the Jets in a Thursday night game. While Ryan was clearly excited by the win, he also predicted the teams’ next meeting would probably help decide who goes to the playoffs.He was half-right.On Monday, Ryan praised the Jets, not adding any extra fuel — but, it’s early in the week, of course.“I think, first off, it’s about getting the win and we know we are facing a team that is red hot,” Ryan said in Buffalo. “This team is a complete football team.”After their loss to the Bills, the Jets fell to Houston 24-17 to drop to 5-5. A 4-1 start was washed away by inconsistency, lost opportunities and a search for answers.“We had to come together,” Pace said, “or the ship was gonna sink.”They haven’t lost since.“The past couple weeks have been playoff games,” Bowles said. “There really is no pressure. They just play together and we have fun and we try to get better as a team. There’s no pressure on us. We know have to win. We’ve been having to win the past five weeks. ”Fitzpatrick’s steady play during the winning streak has been MVP-like. He has thrown for 1,525 yards and 13 touchdowns with one interception. In three of the last four games, Fitzpatrick has driven the Jets to a win in the final 2 minutes of regulation or overtime.“Fitz has been amazing for us,” Pace said.So has Brandon Marshall, who set the franchise’s season record with 101 catches — and counting. Decker has, too, with 75 catches, including 11 TD grabs.The defense has been terrific the past month, led by a front line that made things miserable for Tom Brady and the Patriots.These are the things the Jets players expected back in September.“There was still a ton of belief and I just think you know being in the league and having experience that a lot of us do have, you can recognize when you have a good team,” Fitzpatrick said. “So, I think the belief’s always been there just because we see the way that everybody works week in and week out and we see the talent level on this team.“I think that the belief has been there from Day 1 and it hasn’t wavered.”Left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson echoed that sentiment: “I think we knew we had a special team even at the beginning of the season.”Bowles let his team know what’s at stake in his postgame speech Sunday, telling the players: “Win and we’re in.”That’s about as far as the coach will go in terms of motivational tactics. Bowles feels none of that stuff is needed at this point with so much on the line.“We’re going to treat it the same,” Bowles said of the approach for Sunday’s game. “We understand what we’re going up against. We’ve got to continue to do the things we’ve been doing. We try to do anything else, then we won’t have a chance to win.”DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Street View Rendering of APRCLast updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:11 pmAurora Health Care and Marquette University are ending their partnership on the university’s planned athletic performance research center in Milwaukee, the two organizations confirmed this week.Street view rendering of APRCThe Milwaukee-based health care system’s role in the project has been unclear since Marquette announced late last year that it was scaling back plans for the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, moving it from a 10-acre site in downtown Milwaukee to a smaller site across North 12th Street from the Al McGuire Center.“Our two great Milwaukee institutions have reached a mutual decision to end discussions on forming a partnership for the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center (AHPRC),” the organizations said in a joint statement this week. “As is the case oftentimes, the project has continued to evolve and we both agreed it wasn’t the right fit moving forward. The vision behind the AHPRC remains strong and the future facility will continue to move forward. Early in 2017, Marquette announced Aurora Health Care would provide $40 million toward what was then planned as a 250,000- to 300,000-square-foot, $120 million facility on a downtown site bordered by 6th Street, 10th Street, West Michigan Street and the Marquette Interchange.When Marquette announced in December plans to move the proposed facility to a parking lot at the southwest corner of West Wells and North 12th streets, the university declined to disclose how much money it had raised for the facility or what Aurora was committing to the project.In a statement this week, the institutions said they plan to continue their partnership on other projects.“As two strong community partners, Marquette and Aurora remain committed to working together on other opportunities to advance education and health and wellness services for the greater good of our region and those we are privileged to serve,” the statement said.Marquette and Aurora work together through Near West Side Partners and Aurora hires on a significant number of the university’s graduates every year, the organization said. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
The proposed Starbucks on West Layton Avenue in Greenfield. (Rendering: Thrive Architects)Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:48 pmA developer is proposing a new Starbucks at the site of an existing gas station at 4306 W. Layton Ave. in Greenfield.The proposed Starbucks on West Layton Avenue in Greenfield. (Rendering: Thrive Architects)The developer, Brookfield-based Somerstone LLC, is proposing to redevelop the property on the northeast corner of West Layton Avenue and West Loomis Road, currently the site of a Citgo gas station, with a new 2,900-square-foot Starbucks cafe.Plans filed with the city call for retrofitting the existing building but removing all gas-station equipment, such as the pumps. The plans also call for the removal of the entrance off Layton Avenue. Instead, patrons would access the property from West Loomis Road and South 43rd Street. The redeveloped property would provide 24 parking spaces and eight stacking spaces for a drive-through lane.The plans are to be considered by the city’s Plan Commission on Tuesday evening.Somerstone has been involved in more than $3.5 billion worth of real estate transactions, according to a city staff report. Recent developments include other Starbucks locations in new Berlin, Sussex, Pewaukee, Middleton and Bellevue.Waukesha-based Thrive Architects is the project architect, and Pewaukee-based Wellspring Construction Group LLC is the project contractor. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
A Taco Bell restaurantLast updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:21 pmA Taco Bell restaurantA Taco Bell restaurant is planned in the city of Brookfield, at Lisbon Road and 124th Street near Butler and Wauwatosa.Taco Bell has about 7,000 restaurants, including more than 20 in the metro Milwaukee area, but none in the City of Brookfield currently. There is one Taco Bell location in the Town of Brookfield.The 2,131-square-foot Taco Bell restaurant is planned for a vacant lot at 12405 W. Lisbon Road, just north of Capitol Drive. The freestanding building would have a single-lane drive-through. The proposal was approved Tuesday by the city’s Common Council. The decision came after nearly a yearlong planning process, planning administrator Michael Theis said.The franchisee for the restaurant is listed as Vancouver-based Pacific Bells LLC, which owns and operates more than 215 Taco Bell locations in eight states, according to its website. The company has not yet chosen a start date for the project, said Becky Grimes, the company’s development project manager.Port Washington-based architecture firm Haag Mueller Inc. will head construction efforts.The restaurant will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., with its drive-through operating from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
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The BC High Model UN has 275 members and is one the largest Model UN Clubs in the United States. The club is in its 34th year at BC High. Members participate in weekly meetings, several local one-day conferences, and two overnight college-run conferences throughout the academic year. Every March, BC High hosts their annual student-run Model UN Conference, inviting clubs from seven states. Theo Pasto. Theodore Pasto, North End resident and a sophomore at Boston College High School, has been elected as the Conference Chairman of the BC High Model United Nations (UN) Club.
This week’s Wednesday movie at The Gassy is The Christmas Story in celebration of Christmas in July! Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) hosts weekly movies in The Gassy / DeFilippo Playground on Prince Street on Wednesdays in July and August. See the full lineup below.*Advertisement* Pizza will be served at 7 p.m. and movies begin at dark. Last year’s Christmas in July was pushed indoors due to rain, but this year the weather looks hot but good! As an extra treat this week, if you’re able, bring a wrapped gift that costs less than $10 for the gift exchange.
Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts LATEST STORIES Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal “If there is anything of value my Jesuit mentors imparted to me, it is this hardheadedness guided by the principle of serving the people wholly and entirely. There are so many tasks that cry out to be done. And we can not lose a moment to idleness…”Three accounts in “Recollection” stand out after the Arceos flew to claim their son’s body. An old man came forward carrying a small wreath of leaves plus three water lilies. They were recipients of lugaw, coffee, nails and GI sheets from Ferdie. “They didn’t even know his name.”“We began to appreciate better what that simple wreath meant when he related an incident: He was poised to trade bolo thrusts with a furious neighbor when Ferdie pacified them. Now, this man with three water lilies weeps: “He saved my life.”After completing funeral parlor arrangements, the Arceos searched for the house of Tatay Crispin and Nanay Charing. Ferdie’s last letter said he’d lodge with them.“Their house was about four meters by four meters.” There was a trunk and some pillows. They slept on the dirt floor beside the stove. “Nanay Charing got up the two step ladder and reached for a basket from the rafters. She had kept these for Ferdie’s visit. “It had one crab, one green mango, two eggs from her chicken.” As Ferdie wrote: “I am treated like royalty here.”While the Arceos were waiting for the funeral parlor, the Provincial Commander of Antique struck up a conversation. He began: “This is what I say of those children who are disobedient to their parents.” Thelma writes: “Neither my husband nor I said anything.”“By the way, where was your son studying?” the colonel went on. Reggie: “Ateneo de Manila.” Colonel: “What course was he taking?” Reggie: “Humanities.” Colonel: “And what year was he in?” Reggie: “Fourth year.” Colonel (shrugging his shoulders ); “Well, this boy died for his principles.”In the mid-1980s, the Arceos addressed a memorial service at the UP Film Center in Diliman. Reggie said: “Sometime in 1979, we read in the papers that this PC commander was killed somewhere in the Eastern Visayas. My wife and I said to each other: “We hope he also died for his principles.”A monument dedicated to those slain in the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship was unveiled in Iloilo in September 2004. It is a counterpart to Bantayog ng mga Bayani Museum, a landscaped memorial in Quezon City honoring those who defied the dictatorship. Ang Inang Bayan Monument has for a backdrop the Wall of Remembrance. There, names of those who resisted the dictatorship are inscribed.Imelda Marcos scoffs at these monuments. The “New Society … ang nagligtas ng demokrasya.” Thus, Filipinos should vote for her son as president come 2016. Never mind that the US Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) slammed Ferdinand Jr. and mother with a $353.6 million contempt judgement. They tried to smuggle paintings and other artworks still subject to court litigation. MOST READ SMC bags Bulacan airport project Bienvenido Lumbera is the writer who taught at UP, Santo Tomas, Ateneo and University of Hawaii. He is a National Artist and winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism. He was detained by the martial law regime.In July 1973, Ferdie Arceo and companion were mowed down by policemen. Arceo graduated from UP elementary school and was a senior in Ateneo when President Ferdinand Marcos clamped on martial law in 1972. “Curb freedoms to save the republic,” the man said.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealThat dictatorship stretched for 14 years. Scores vanished in what was trumpeted as the “New Society.” Over 35,000 were tortured, and 70,000 were arbitrarily imprisoned, historian Alfred McCoy notes in a Yale University study.“The Philippines became a gulag of safe houses where military agents were responsible for acts of unusual brutality,” Amnesty International noted. When People Power I toppled the dictatorship, extra judicial killings crested at 3,257. Among the early victims was Ferdie Arceo. 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Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again We winced from the pain that made us put the book down. “Recollections” compiles 20 short articles on Ferdinand Arceo who was 21 when gunned down at San Joaquin beach in Iloilo. “Ferdie” who?“Recollections vividly reconstructs in memory the image of the young Atenista who died… a hero for the masa he so loved,” says the introduction. “Bien Lumbera” is the unvarnished signature.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, Pateros In Ateneo, Ferdie found himself immersed in protests against a society’s structured injustices. In November 1972, he decided to go underground. He told his parents Reginald and Thelma he needed to “live with the poor so he could understand them… so that I can speak for them.” The Arceos helped him pack his bag.MORE STORIESnewsinfoPalace: Opinion column critical of Sara, President a ‘black propaganda’newsinfoRizal on beating bullies: Use brains, not brawnnewsinfoCrimes of warMORE STORIESnewsinfoPalace: Opinion column critical of Sara, President a ‘black propaganda’newsinfoRizal on beating bullies: Use brains, not brawnnewsinfoCrimes of warLife underground is glimpsed from occasional letters that Ferdie sent. One came from when he lived in the foothills of Madia-as Mountain Ranges. “Food was getting scarce and the meals were rationed,” he wrote. The day came when there was no food left to share except rice and salt.“Each one would get a pinch of salt. This time, there was not even enough salt to go around. So, the cook for the day sprinkled salt over the whole pot of rice.”His letters to his siblings provide a glimpse of what drove one, raised in a comfortable middle class family, to walk barefoot. Clothes never quite dried in the damp mountain barangays.“Remember that there are no born tutas. They are always made,” he wrote. “Be on guard that never… should you compromise your ideals and those things we hold dear in our hearts. We must give the best of our talents, time and effort – nothing less.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments