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Weather service issues high wind warning for early Friday

first_imgJuneau | Outdoors | WeatherWeather service issues high wind warning for early FridaySeptember 29, 2016 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:Wind spins a turbine at Coast Guard Station Juneau on Thursday. The Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway is visible between the blades. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)The National Weather Service is forecasting 40 mph winds with gusts up to 70 mph beginning early Friday.The service has issued a high wind warning for downtown Juneau and Douglas in effect from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.Winds of that speed can uproot trees, knock branches down and damage property, including vessels and aircraft moored and tied down outdoors.Alaska Electric Light and Power spokeswoman Debbie Driscoll said the electric utility is ready for outages.“We’re basically prepared 365 days a year, so we have crews available to respond to any issue that comes up, 24 hours a day. However, in this case, what we do is we alert the duty engineer that’s expected to be on this evening and then we notify our Thane operation center and we make sure our line crew is aware of the high wind warning.”Nonetheless, Driscoll suggests people keep an outage kit on hand, with items like a battery-operated radio, fully charged cell phone and warm blanket in case of an outage.High wind warning tonight. Is your outage kit up to date? Call 586-AELP to report an outage. Our crews are ready. pic.twitter.com/7yehGi4AVG— AEL&P (@AELPJUNEAU) September 29, 2016To report outages, call the utility’s after hours line at 586-AELP. The utility also takes outage reports and posts updates online at its website, as well as its Facebook and Twitter accounts.Share this story:last_img read more

OfficeMax burglary suspect says he has ‘huffing’ problem

first_imgCrime & Courts | JuneauOfficeMax burglary suspect says he has ‘huffing’ problemNovember 9, 2017 by Tripp J Crouse, KTOO Share:A man arrested for allegedly breaking into OfficeMax says he has a problem with “huffing,” a common term for abusing inhalants.According to court documents released today, the suspect was found Nov. 3 in a Super 8 Motel room with about 18 empty and seven full air duster cans.Gary William Bell, 53, was indicted on two counts of 2nd-degree burglary, a class C felony, in the incident.When contacted by officers, he told them he had a problem with huffing air duster, and he had rented a room because his girlfriend couldn’t handle his problems anymore. He was wearing clothing matching that seen in the store’s surveillance video.Bell told the officer that he only remembered being woken up by the cops and taken to the hospital.Court documents say that early on the morning of Nov. 3, Bell broke into OfficeMax located in Nugget Mall by breaking the glass in the store’s front and interior doors and stole canned air duster. Later that morning, he returned to the store to steal more of the same product.Officers were able to identify Bell from store surveillance video, and later searched the area, leading them to the motel, where he had a room.Damage to the glass doors is estimated at about $800. The cost of the stolen air duster is estimated at about $154.According to online court records, Bell is being represented by a public defender.Share this story:last_img read more

Singapore fund boosts stake in TV firm Nielsen

first_img Express KCS whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableySenior Living | Search AdsSenior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look At The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsLux & LushShe Hid Her True Identity All Her Life With MakeupLux & LushPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory whatsapp Show Comments ▼ SINGAPORE’S sovereign wealth fund GIC has increased its stake in data company Nielsen, and now holds five per cent of the firm’s common stock.According to a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the stake comprises of 18,788,010 shares, which has a market value of $16.7bn (£10.9bn). The amount paid by GIC to increase its holding in the TV viewing figures specialist has not been disclosed. GIC, which has been ranked as the eighth-largest fund in the world by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, with $320bn of assets, has spent the past year taking on a series of stakes in businesses throughout various emerging and developed markets. Plans for a £2bn float of UK roadside recovery business RAC were thrown off track in September last year, when the fund swooped in to buy a major stake in the firm from private equity owner Carlyle Group. GIC is now joint majority shareholder of RAC together with Carlyle. At the time of that deal, Henry Ormond, senior vice-president of GIC Special Investments, said RAC was a good example of GIC’s investment objectives as a long-term investor because it “combines both consistently strong financial performance, driven by the outstanding quality of service it offers its members, and continued growth potential”.Last year also saw the fund up its holding in online pet store Pets at Home. The Singapore-based fund also holds stakes in Heathrow Air­port and the Broadgate office and retail complex in London, and has previously had large stakes in Citigroup and UBS.Shares in Nielsen were narrowly up by around 0.3 per cent on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. center_img Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Thursday 5 February 2015 8:06 pm Singapore fund boosts stake in TV firm Nielsen Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Zac Goldsmith joins the contest to be the next mayor of London

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayotHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat is ‘Ranked-Choice Voting,’ the New System for New York’s MayoralFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily Proof Tags: NULL whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment Guruzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmNovelodgePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowNovelodge Tuesday 9 June 2015 9:32 pm Sharecenter_img Zac Goldsmith joins the contest to be the next mayor of London Express KCS Show Comments ▼ whatsapp TORY MP Zac Goldsmith entered the race for City Hall yesterday, saying that he decided to run after being approached by “people from across the political spectrum.”Goldsmith, who was first elected as the MP for Richmond Park in 2010, told the Evening Standard that he could get the best deal for the capital.“London needs a mayor who can work with government to get the resources that London needs to deal with massive pressures on housing, transport and policing but is also strong enough to stand up to the government when it gets things wrong,” he said.Goldsmith said that he had written to the 77,000 constituents who re-elected him, asking them to vote by post to consent to his mayoral race. “I have just been re-elected as MP and it’s important to know whether or not my constituents are happy for me to run for mayor,” he said. “They must have the right to say no and it is now up to them to decide without interference.”If Goldsmith wins the mayoral election next year, he is expected to step down as an MP, triggering a by-election. A longtime opponent of Heathrow airport expansion, Goldsmith has separately threatened to resign and spark a by-election if the government agrees to expand the west London airport. last_img read more

Kids today: Watching TV is a punishment for iPad generation of children

first_img Catherine Neilan Thursday 9 July 2015 5:04 am Watching TV used to be something you had to negotiate as a post-homework treat – now it has become a punishment for a new generation of children. TV has been edged out by smartphones and tablets as the entertainment platform of choice – but it is so disliked by the new generation of kids that when they misbehave, parents take away their iPads and tell them they have to “watch TV instead”.  That’s the case for half of households where children have access to a tablet or smartphone according to a recent study.  The study, conducted in the US by brand consultants Miner & Co, found that kids preferred the personal freedom of mobile devices, allowing them to watch what they want without having to compromise with their parents or siblings.  Tablets are even more popular than dessert, the study found, while TV is now second or third screen for many kids.  Miner & Co Studio said the study had implications for “TV networks, cable and satellite companies, streaming services and content creators as they market and develop entertainment for the next generation”.    whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Share whatsapp Kids today: Watching TV is a punishment for iPad generation of children Tags: NULLlast_img read more

National Meeting Held to Mark 3rd Anniversary of Kim Jong Eun…

first_img AvatarChoi Song Min Facebook Twitter Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak A national meeting was held on Monday at the “April 25House of Culture” in Pyongyang to mark the third anniversary of Kim Jong Eun’sappointment to supreme commander of the Chosun People’s Army [KPA] and pledgeloyalty to the young leader, reported by Chosun TV and all other branches ofNorth Korea’s state media. Army General Ri Yong Gil, alternate member of the PoliticalBureau of the Central Committee of the Chosun Workers’ Party and chief of theChosun People’s Army General Staff, delivered a report at the event, wherein hedeclared that Kim Jong Eun “is recording the ever-victorious revolutionaryhistory with his great idea, distinguished leadership ability and noblevirtues. “General Ri went on to praise the military advancementstaking place under Kim Jong Eun’s rule. “He saw to it that the level of armsand equipment was steadily raised as required by a modern war and thereby putthe military and technical might of the KPA on the highest level whereby it canbeat back any formidable enemy at one blow,” he stated, noting Kim Jong Eun’s Songun politics and “politics of independence” as the mechanismsensuring that “stern sledge-hammer blows are dealt at the heinous moves of theseparatist forces at home and abroad to escalate confrontation with theDPRK.” “The whole country is seething with a great leap forward andinnovations in the production and construction by dint of the army-peoplecoordinated operations, the concerted efforts of the KPA holding high thebanner of carrying out the WPK’s idea and defending the WPK’s policies,” the report went on, ascribing all the achievements to the young leader’s unwavering guidance.Those present at the event included Kim Ki Nam, Choe ThaeBok, Ri Yong Gil, and “other senior officials of the party, state and army,members of the party central guidance organs in Pyongyang…[and] officialsand labor innovators of institutions, factories and enterprises.” Conversely, Hwang Pyong So, the director of the GeneralPolitical Department of the Korean People’s Army, and Choe Ryong Hae, secretaryof the Chosun Workers’ Party were absent from the event.Kim Jong Eun first assumed the position of supreme commanderof the KPA on December 30th, 2011, 13 days after the death of Kim Jong Il. North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img National Meeting Held to Mark 3rd Anniversary of Kim Jong Eun as Supreme Commander News By Choi Song Min – 2014.12.30 9:24pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHARE News last_img read more

BMOAM introduces five new ETFs

first_imgBusinessman progress strategy calculations Mixed media nexusplexus/123RF The fixed-income ETFs include:> BMO Short-Term Bond Index ETF, which offers exposure to one- to five-year Canadian investment-grade bonds. It has an estimated management expense ratio (MER) of 0.10%.>BMO Corporate Bond Index ETF, which offers exposure to Canadian investment-grade corporate bonds across all sectors and maturities. It has an estimated MER of 0.17%.>BMO Government Bond Index ETF, which provides investors with exposure to Canadian federal, provincial and municipal bonds across all maturities. It has an estimated MER of 0.17%.“We recognize that investors are searching for solutions in a rapidly changing fixed income market,” says Kevin Gopaul, head of BMO Global Asset Management Inc., in a statement. “We deliver tailored ETFs that are as wide or as precise as investors’ needs to build the best possible portfolios.”In addition, BMOAM is adding hedged and unhedged options to two existing specialty income ETFs. The new ETFs include:> BMO Europe High Dividend Covered Call ETF, which offers exposure to a portfolio of dividend-paying European companies with a covered call overlay. It has an estimated MER of 0.73%. BMOAM also offers a currency-hedged version of this ETF: BMO Europe High Dividend Covered Call Hedged to CAD ETF.> BMO US High Dividend Covered Call Hedged to CAD ETF, which provides exposure to a portfolio of dividend-paying U.S. companies with a covered-call overlay. It has an estimated MER of 0.73%. BMOAM also offers a non-currency-hedged version of that ETF: BMO US High Dividend Covered Call ETF.BMOAM is the second largest provider of ETFs in Canada in terms of assets under management (AUM), with $47.5 billion in AUM as of the end of February, according to figures from National Bank Financial Inc. Related news Toronto-based BMO Asset Management Inc. (BMOAM) has announced the launch of five new ETFs, including three Canadian fixed-income funds.The new ETFs began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BMO InvestorLine launches commission-free trading for ETFs Megan Harman Keywords ETFsCompanies BMO Asset Management Desjardins to close four ETFs Ninepoint launches three ETFs on NEO Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Conflicts, crypto, cyber risk: the year ahead in compliance

first_imgOSC corporate finance report aims to aid compliance Regulators must avert looming irrelevance: IAP Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Bitcoin should face tough capital rules, Basel Committee says One of the self-regulatory organization’s (SRO) major focuses is the implementation of the CFRs, which will take place in two stages: certain requirements come into force on June 30 and the rest will be adopted by Dec. 31.To aid compliance with the new requirements, IIROC said it will publish additional guidance relating to know-your-client (KYC) and suitability obligations.It also said it’s enhancing its business conduct compliance exam efforts to incorporate the new CFR rules.In particular the report noted the new requirements related to conflicts of interest that take effect June 30. Reviewing firms’ approach to managing conflicts — specifically compensation-related conflicts — has already been a focus of IIROC’s compliance work for the past several years, it said, but the CFR amendments will raise the bar.“The reliance on disclosure alone as a means of addressing conflicts will generally not be sufficient, and furthermore the nature of the disclosure must include a description of the manner in which the firm is addressing the identified conflict in the best interests of clients,” the report said.IIROC will also implement its new plain-language rulebook at the end of 2021, along with the full CFR requirements.“The simultaneous implementation of these two major initiatives will entail a significant amount of preparation on the part of member firms as well as IIROC,” it said.Firms must devote adequate resources to these tasks and should raise any implementation questions with IIROC “on a timely basis,” it said.Alongside these projects, the SRO is also focusing on technology risk, given the shift to remote working and the increase in cyberattacks during the Covid-19 pandemic.“The pandemic has accelerated the pace of change and adoption of technology at many firms, particularly those that are small- and medium-sized,” IIROC said. “As part of our commitment to support industry transformation, we will publish guidance to firms on technology risk to ensure that the critical risks of such adoption and change are being properly managed.”The new guidance, which IIROC expects to publish by March 31, “will cover key risks and controls, and the importance of good governance.”Additionally IIROC said it’s working with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) on a regulatory framework for the fledgling cryptoasset trading business. Investors can expect a joint notice from the two organizations in the coming months, it noted. Incentive conflicts, regulatory burdens on AMF agenda Keywords Self-regulatory organizations,  Regulatory reform,  Client-focused reforms,  Compliance,  Cybersecurity,  Cryptoassets,  Conflicts of interest,  Compensation plansCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada With the client-focused reforms (CFRs) taking effect this year alongside a new plain-language rulebook, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) is planning added guidance to help firms cope.The industry self-regulatory organization published a report Monday outlining industry compliance priorities and challenges for the year ahead. Related news James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Jamaica and U.S. to Sign Tsunami Warning System MOU

first_imgRelatedJamaica and U.S. to Sign Tsunami Warning System MOU RelatedJamaica and U.S. to Sign Tsunami Warning System MOU Jamaica and U.S. to Sign Tsunami Warning System MOU UncategorizedJuly 30, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Local Government and Environment, Dean Peart has announced that the Government of Jamaica is in the final stages of dialogue with the United States government, regarding a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a tsunami early warning system in the island, and the rest of the Caribbean.“A tsunami warning system is one in which sensory devices planted beneath the sea are capable of detecting a high intensity earthquake and in real time, relay the information via satellite to the various stations across the Caribbean and to the headquarters in Washington for processing and analysis. Following this an advisory where necessary will be dispatched,” Mr. Peart explained inhis contribution to the 2006/07 Sectoral Debate in House of Representatives last week.Citing the benefits for Jamaica under this MoU he said these included, “Jamaica receiving a state-of-the-art broad band equipment ready for use in local, regional and global tsunami early warning systems where currently inadequate capability exists”.In addition, the Minister explained, “Jamaica is set to benefit from the significantly upgraded earthquake sensing equipment and data interpretation capabilities.this MoU would see the U.S. government bearing the cost of all equipment, testing of sites, vault construction and training of locals to operate the station”.Mr. Peart further informed that this early warning system would be made up of nine stations, one of which is to be located at Pike in Manchester.center_img RelatedJamaica and U.S. to Sign Tsunami Warning System MOU Advertisementslast_img read more

Youth Information Centres Much Used by Young People

first_imgRelatedYouth Information Centres Much Used by Young People RelatedYouth Information Centres Much Used by Young People Advertisements Youth Information Centres Much Used by Young People UncategorizedJune 13, 2007center_img RelatedYouth Information Centres Much Used by Young People FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education and Youth, Maxine Henry Wilson, has said that the Youth Information Centres operating in Portmore, Kingston and St. Mary represented one of the most highly successful strategies employed by the Ministry in reaching young people.Making her contribution to the 2007/08 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives yesterday (June 12), she informed that the Portmore Youth Information Centre was used 24,108 times in the calendar year 2006 at an average of 77 young persons per day. This represented a 76 per cent increase over 2005. She also informed that the centre in St. Mary was used 10,142 times in the calendar year 2006 at an average of 33 users per day, of which 787 were new users.“The total usage figures represent a 14.8 per cent increase over the corresponding period in 2005,” Mrs. Henry Wilson said.In relation to the Kingston Information Centre, after six months of operation, the centre was used 2,600 times with 467 new users.“A significant percentage of these young persons are from the inner city communities, in particular Allman Town and Woodford Park,” Mrs. Henry Wilson said.The information centres are operated by the National Centre for Youth Development, and the organisation is working assiduously to ensure that at least three centres are opened by the end of this financial year.“The Ministry of Education and Youth is currently in the final stages of negotiations with the United Nations Children’s Fund to secure a grant of approximately $20 million to fund the establishment of Youth Information Centres in St. Ann, St. Elizabeth and St. Thomas,” the Minister told the House.last_img read more