first_imgThe local Disaster Recovery Center located at Western Iowa Tech’s Security Institute in Sioux City will close permanently on Thursday evening at 7pm.The closure does not mean that help for Iowa disaster survivors is going away.Those affected by flooding in March can still register with FEMA or continue to get help with their cases and other general information by calling FEMA’s Helpline at 1-800-621-3362.The Harrison County FEMA Center located at the county fairgrounds in Missouri Valley will also close Thursday evening.last_img

5 Arrested in Another Islandwide AntiCrime Operation

first_img Related Items:#5arrestedinanticrimeoperation, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 24, 2017 – New Providence – Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, large teams of police officers continued their intensified anti-crime operations in several policing divisions across New Providence on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.Yesterday’s operations was designed to disrupt crime groups and to target persons involved in criminal activities, such as Drugs and Firearms, Persons wanted for various criminal offences, Prolific Offenders, Persons wanted for Outstanding Court Warrants and motorists operating in Breach of the Traffic Laws.The operations resulted in the arrest of 5 persons for a number of Criminal offences, and Traffic offences; and outstanding Court Warrants. Additionally, 341 drivers were cited for various traffic violations.#magneticmedianews#5arrestedinanticrimeoperation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Brazilian footballer Neymar and his sponsors suspend ad campaigns due to rape

first_imgNeymar playing for PSG.ReutersBrazilian football star Neymar Santos Jr and some of his sponsors have agreed to suspend some advertising campaigns due to the rape allegations about him raping a woman in Paris last month, his agents said on Friday.According to Neymar’s agents NR Sports, no sponsorship contract has been cancelled but some advertising campaigns have been suspended. They did not provide any information on which advertisement campaigns have been cancelled.”All the partners, for obvious reasons, are alert and aware of the unfolding events,” NR Sports statement said in the statement as quoted by Reuters.A Brazilian woman accused the PSG star of raping her at an upmarket hotel in Paris named Hotel Sofitel Paris Arc Du Triomphe, on May 15. The unidentified woman who did not want to disclose her name said that they came in contact via Instagram. Gallo, a representative of the player booked flight tickets and a room for her and Neymar reached the hotel drunk, she added. Neymar then became aggressive and violently had sexual intercourse against her will, she told the police. According to the Sao Paulo police document, she left Paris two days later to return to Brazil. The police are currently investigating the incident.After media reports on the allegation, Neymar posted a video on Instagram, that showed him denying the accusations. He said that he was a victim of extortion and shared messages he exchanged with the woman, including racy photos he had received.last_img read more

Black Friday that wasnt Sensex Nifty crash in jerky trade as NBFCs

first_img Close The news worsened sentiments for the NBFCs, sending shares in them crashing. “The cost of borrowing for NBFCs is going to shoot up and they may face challenge in raising money in light of recent news on IL&FS. However, this knee-jerk reaction is baffling,” Hitesh Agrawal, head of retail research at Religare Securities, told the Economic Times.The latest bout of extreme volatility will further worsen investor sentiment. The Sensex has lost more than 1,700 points in the last 20 sessions. India’s benchmark stock index had breached the 38,402 levels on August 20 in intra-day trade, taking a mere 16 months to rise 8,000 points.Though the markets had opened on a positive note on Friday, the crash in YES Bank stock sent forebodings. The lender’s shares fell as much as 20 per cent, weighed in by the RBI move to limit the term of CEO Rana Kapoor to only up to January 31.Apart from NBFCs and YES Bank, shares of Maruti Suzuki, HDFC, Infosys and Sun Pharma also came under selling pressure.Sensex can trim further 2,000 points and the Nifty can lose 1,000 points, as Indian stock markets are “extremely overvalued”, said Rajat Sharma of Sana Securities. “Nothing has changed fundamentally, I mean we have the same macro-economic situation, etc, but when a sell-off happens, nobody can predict,” Sharma told told FE Online.Earlier this week, Goldman Sachs had warned that India’s booming stock market may enter a period of caution amid elevated valuations, a likely slowdown in the economy and the upcoming elections. Goldman Sachs also downgraded Indian stock markets the equivalent of a hold rating from buy.”The risk-reward for Indian equities is less favourable … The key reasons for our less optimistic view include, among others, stretched valuations, multiple macro headwinds in the near term and election event risk,” Goldman Sachs analysts said. India: After effects of demonetisation of high value currency notescenter_img A view of National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).IANSThe BSE Sensex crashed 1,100 points on Friday as NBFCs suffered sudden selling pressure, raising the spectre of another Black Friday before quickly recouping a major part of the intra-day losses.The sentiment swing on the market was so wild that the benchmark index lost 800 points within minutes. The 50-share index Nifty also tracked losses, slipping below 11,000-mark.Heavy and swift selling was witnessed on most of the non-banking financial stocks. While Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) lost 57 percent, Indiabulls Housing Finance was down nearly 30 percent. IL&FS Investment Managers and Religare Enterprises lost nearly 20 percent each.The rout was triggered by further bad news stemming from under-pressure Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS). The infrastructure company said on Friday it was selling majority stake in its financial services unit and offloading assets worth Rs 4,500 crore. The company has been struggling to pay off debt and avoid bankruptcy. The company, which undertakes premier infrastructure projects in the country, also sent an SOS to the central government to urgently clear dues worth as much as Rs 16,000 crore.The finance conglomerate also hired SBI Capital to help in its hunt for an investor for the majority stake in IL&FS Financial Services, Mint reported.last_img read more

EC officials for army deployment to ensure fair polls

first_imgElection CommissionField-level officials of the election commission (EC) are in favour of deploying defence personnel as regular law enforcement to create confidence among voters during the next general elections.They came up with these recommendations as their opinion was sought in order to amend 14 laws, rules and directives ahead of the 11th parliamentary polls.Reinsertion of the provision for ‘No’ option in the ballot paper is another of the 58 recommendations the officials submitted to the law section of the EC secretariat.EC officials said the draft recommendations will be placed at the EC’s consultation meetings with the political parties, civil society leaders and election experts likely to begin soon.The armed forces — army, navy, and air force — were included as a law enforcement agency alongside police, armed police, RAB, ansar, BGB (then BDR), and the coast guard, in the amended version of the Representation of People Order during the past caretaker government in 2008. However, in 2013, the armed forces were excluded from the definition of law enforcement agency as per RPO.Inclusion of the armed forces as a law enforcement agency is being emphasised in view of the fact that the election would be held under the incumbent political government. It is believed to be important for creating an even field for all political parties.”Army deployment is necessary to create confidence in the minds of the voters. In fact, it would be hard to hold a fair election without the army. We cannot understand it why it had been removed from the definition of law enforcement,” said former election commissioner M Sakhawat Hossain.The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has all along favoured army deployment while the ruling Awami League wants to keep the army only as striking force.BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed reiterated the party’s demand for deployment of the armed forces and added that the BNP wants election-time supportive government for the sake of fair election.AL presidium member, health minister Mohammad Nasim said the army should be deployed during the next general elections the way current election law has defined.However, Jatiya Party leader GM Quader said, if the army deployment creates confidence among the political parties, army should be included as law enforcement in the electoral laws.Although the EC officials recommended reintroduction of the provision for allowing ‘No’ vote as a choice of electorates, both the AL and the BNP do not consider it important.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Khawaza Main Uddin.last_img read more

The next Spidey wont be white

first_imgThe upcoming Spider-Man movie will reportedly feature an African-American or Latino protagonist, instead of a white man, if a revelation by a film journo is to be believed. The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, during a recent episode of Meet the Movie Press, spilled the beans. “I’m telling you right now, Spider-Man’s not going to be white. I’m 95% sure. Spider-Man’s going to be most likely black. But there’s a chance he could also be Latino…”Sneider said.last_img

New Jurassic Park suites debut at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

first_imgNew Jurassic Park suites debut at Loews Royal Pacific Resort Posted by Tags: Loews Hotels, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando, Universal Studios Share ORLANDO — Everything ‘prehistoric’ is new again at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, which just debuted its new Jurassic World Kids’ Suites based on the blockbuster ‘Jurassic World’ film franchise.As one of the on-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort, Loews Royal Pacific Resort transports guests to the island of Isla Nublar with these dino-themed suites, which arrive just in time for the June 22 film premiere of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’.Dino-details include everything from beds that resemble ‘gyrospheres’, and bedding made to look like a test tube was used to create a new species of dinosaurs, just like in ‘Jurassic World’.Parents will have the luxury of privacy, as the suites (which sleep five) are separated by a door modelled after a dinosaur enclosure. In addition to having one king bed and two twin beds, the suites also include a rollaway bed.Plus, guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resort have the added benefit of a Universal Express Unlimited two-park pass, which allows them to skip the regular lines on rides like Jurassic Park River Adventure.More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?For more information go to https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/places-to-stay/loews-royal-pacific-resort/guest-suites.htmlcenter_img Travelweek Group Tuesday, June 12, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more