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first_img Doug: Yes. You know, I’ve gotten into the habit of doing obituaries in recent years in The Casey Report – but generally of people I don’t like. I know that’s considered improper, because you’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead, but – L: It’s Totally Incorrect. Doug: [Laughs] Totally. But that’s perhaps the best reason to do it. I hate to see sepulchers whitened, especially when their contents are morally rotten. But Russell, whom I got to know to some degree, is worthy of praise. We hung out together a couple of weekends in past years. L: I caught that Heart of Darkness reference. We really should talk about books again, with a broader context than our conversation on speculative fiction. We’ve had requests. Doug: I’d like that – maybe next week. Anyway, I have a lot of respect for Russell. So I think I can say what I really think and not violate accepted mores. L: Okay. Perhaps we should start with who he was and how you came to know him? Doug: Sure. Russell rose to fame because he was involved in what’s sometimes called the Second Battle of Wounded Knee, back in 1973. About 200 Oglala Lakota occupied the town of Wounded Knee for over two months, and were surrounded by a small army of federal marshals and FBI agents, buttressed by a bunch of armored personnel carriers. There was a lot of shooting, resulting in several deaths. If it had happened today, it might have wound up like Waco. Means and others were put on trial, but the charges were dropped on based on prosecutorial misconduct. But Russell was very involved, and you can bet that he was on the line, pulling the trigger. He was that kind of guy. A couple of years later two FBI agents were killed there, and Leonard Peltier – a friend of Russell’s – was found guilty. That became a cause célèbre as well, since there’s some real question of whether he did it. He’s still in jail. I’m on the side of the Indians. Sure, they may have broken some laws, but most laws today are artificial, unnecessary, and corrupt constructs. They’re very unlikely to be changed from within the system. And, apart from that, the Indians are a special case in many ways. Russell was an outspoken sort of guy and a good self-promoter. So, subsequent to Wounded Knee II, he got into the movie business. As an actor he may be best known for playing Chingachgook in The Last of the Mohicans. He also had a role in Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers and a voice appearance in Disney’s Pocahontas. He was actually a good actor, I thought. Maybe that’s because he basically played himself: a grizzled old Indian. He was a character actor: someone with a great persona that people just like to watch. There’s nothing wrong with that – John Wayne was famous for doing the same thing, as was Steve McQueen. L: Really? I had no idea… I knew of him as a libertarian activist – somehow, it never came up that he was in the movies. Doug: He was an activist, that’s for sure. That’s what brought him to the Eris Society meetings I hosted for 30 years, where I met him. Russell was always interesting company, but not always easy to get along with. He had what you might call an evenly balanced personality – a chip on both his shoulders. He seemed to be constantly looking for a confrontation, if not an actual fight. And he demanded to be treated with respect. I had no problem with that, because I found him worthy of respect. L: A shining example? Doug: He had strong points. He was definitely a guy you’d like at your side when the time came to fix bayonets. But like all of us, he had faults. The thing about Russell is that he was what I’d call a professional Indian. And I mean that with all due respect. I just think that he made too big a deal out of being part of his people. We’re all individuals, and we should be judged on our own achievements and faults, not those of whatever groups we belong to. The same goes for professional Irishmen, professional Jews, professional blacks, or what have you. Your ethnicity and racial background is definitely part of who you are, but it shouldn’t take over your personality. Making an accident of birth the centerpiece of your life makes no sense to me; I view it as a psychological failing. But it’s a common enough error, and one that’s encouraged by today’s politically correct society. Russell certainly wasn’t the only one to make it, nor the worst. L: It seems to have worked for him. If only for the movie roles, he must have made a lot of money almost literally by being a professional Indian. Doug: True enough. There is, however, a different sort of professional Indian that Russell despised. One of his favorite phrases for such people was: “hang around the fort Indians.” [Chuckles] I thought that was a great description. L: Sorry – what does that mean? Doug: Welfare Indians and Indians turned white – hanging around the fort, making supplications to their conquerors, seeking to game the system and gain advantage from the treaties and deals with the US, rather than living on their own terms. Like so many things in the political world, it’s perverse. The US government basically stole most of the Indians’ lands and destroyed their way of life. It broke absolutely every treaty it made with them. Then it turned them into welfare junkies as compensation. Some compensation… L: It has seemed to me that many Indians, or First Nations peoples, as they call them in Canada, are caught on the horns of a real dilemma. On one hand, they want to adhere to their traditional ways. Fair enough. But on the other, their traditional ways are a Stone-Age culture with no modern medicine and absolutely no way to fight a modern aggressor. To live like that, they would have to trust in the benevolence of the more powerful cultures around them – that’s clearly no good. But they can’t attain technological, economic, and perhaps even military parity with the Western culture that surrounds them while hunting and fishing. Doug: Yes, they’ve had a tough break. They can’t just exist as a living anthropological exhibit. It seems to me the best solution would have been for the tribes to maintain their own independent countries. At that point, individuals could take what they wanted from the Europeans’ culture or become totally part of it. But throughout history, cultures with superior technologies or numbers have always crushed their competitors. It’s bad karma – with all that implies – but that seems to be how people are wired. There is, however, mounting evidence that there were actually many more Indians when the Europeans arrived in the Americas than was previously believed. I remember learning in history classes that North America had a native population of maybe a couple million, max. Their hunter-gatherer civilization was not thought to be able to feed more than that. New research is coming out that suggests that there were easily ten times as many natives, maybe even more. The Cahokia Mounds in Illinois, for example, is now thought to have been the site of a city larger than London in 1250 AD. But their populations were wiped out and their civilizations destroyed – not with bullets, but with smallpox and other Old World diseases. The same thing allowed Cortez to subdue a much larger Aztec population in Mexico, and Pizarro the Incas in South America. The Indians had no immunological defense against such diseases at all, and 95 percent of the population died. There’s very interesting archeological work proceeding on this front, and I suspect we’ll know much more in just a few years. L: I’ve heard they’re finding Mayan cities no one knew about with satellite imaging now, looking for circles of altered vegetation that still surround old Mayan population centers even now, centuries later. This is interesting… But back to Russell Means. I never met him, and I wish I had. I always wanted to ask him what it was about him, what experiences he might have had, that enabled him to grasp the basics of libertarian thinking, and why so few other native leaders have done the same. Do you know? Doug: Well, I’d say that Russell was a gut libertarian. He wasn’t good at articulating economic theory, but he was by nature a strong individualist. Actually, I’d say he was pretty conflicted. On one hand he was a staunch individualist, but on the other, he would never admit to the fact that he was allowing himself to be defined by his ethnic group. Maybe this is more evidence in favor of a premise I’ve long suspected is true: libertarianism is actually a genetic mutation. L: It certainly feels that way. Frequently. Doug: It does, doesn’t it? Even when people recognize and intellectually understand the philosophy of personal freedom and responsibility, most just can’t integrate it into themselves emotionally. And others simply refuse to grasp it intellectually. I’m afraid libertarianism is fated to appeal to only a small minority. L: Marshall Fritz used to administer Myers-Briggs tests to people at Advocates for Self-Government meetings. I remember him saying that 90% of the time, they’d come up INTJ. And I don’t think people are distributed evenly among the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types – INTJs are rare, so 90% is quite extraordinary. Doug: David Galland is a fan of Myers-Briggs tests. He had me take it once, but I don’t remember what it said I was… Do you know what you are? L: Well, I object to the idea that human beings all come in one of 16 personality types, but as a sort of shorthand, the system is useful. I tested as an INTJ – Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging – though I was borderline between introverted and extroverted. Many people think I’m extroverted, because they see me on stage, teaching, lecturing, or on TV. I’m not afraid of such performances, but I find them draining. I think real extroverts get a charge out of that sort of attention. I’m usually happier alone with a good book, or with my close friends and loved ones. Doug: That sounds like me too – I totally agree with you, and frequently prefer my own company. I’ve often thought that if I were the last person left alive on the planet, I’d probably get along just fine. But that’s getting way off topic. L: Yes. It’s too late now, but for years I’ve had a fond fantasy that Russell Means would persuade some band or tribe somewhere to exercise the sovereign independence they truly and legally have, and tell the US government to go get stuffed. The US can keep its welfare checks and other “help.” Instead, once acting independently, they could set up a free-trade zone and invite businesses to lease land for a dollar for 99 years – sort of like the original Hong Kong setup – and levy no taxes. Businesses would gladly move to South Dakota – or wherever – to enjoy a real tax haven without having to leave the continental US. Even without the taxes, the businesses would create countless jobs and benefits for the tribes –work with dignity. If there were also fewer regulations than in the US, technological progress and innovation could happen faster. Instead of being romanticized welfare projects, such reservations could become shining beacons of liberty, prosperity, and progress… I’m sure he must have tried – a pity the idea never caught on. Doug: Absolutely. It worked for China; it should work even better for Indians, who are not burdened with the legacies of Maoism. But I guess INTJs are just as rare among American Indians as among Americans of European descent. Perhaps even more so. Worse, native culture has been all but destroyed, not just by the wars and decimation of their population, but by the welfare mentality foisted upon natives by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The BIA since its founding has been the most notoriously corrupt of all government agencies, which is saying something. It still spends billions per year, largely keeping Indians dependent and on their reservations – hanging around the fort, as Russell said. The BIA is one agency that should be abolished tomorrow morning, and then a thorough criminal investigation launched for malfeasance and misfeasance among both its current and retired employees. It’s time Indians controlled the property they own and are stopped being treated like wayward children. But to answer your question, going back to something I said earlier, as much as I respected Russell, his greatest failing may have been that he did not educate himself deeply on the philosophical matters that concerned him. He never read enough of the classics and current literature to gain a thorough theoretical understanding to back his gut libertarianism. He could argue from the heart, but not as effectively from the head – he was quite capable of it, very intelligent, but he just didn’t bother. This may be why, as passionate and impressive as he was, he couldn’t talk any of the tribes into doing as you say. L: Reminds me of the king telling Mozart in Amadeus: “Herr Mozart, you are passionate, but you do not persuade.” Doug: [Laughs] Exactly. The last thing Russell got involved in some was project in the Dakotas – I wrote about it in the International Speculator at the time; it had to do with setting up a free country, just as you described. I meant to get in touch with him about it, but urgent things got in the way of important things. Anyway, he had some health problems at the time, and I didn’t think he was the sort of guy who’d want to go out with a bunch of tubes stuck up his nose in a white man’s hospital. I thought he might look to pick a fight with the Federales and go out in a blaze of glory. It didn’t end up that way, and that may just be the greatest tragedy of Russell’s life. Anyway, he was a stand-up guy, and I’m sorry that he’s gone… but nobody gets out of here alive. L: Okay then. Hm. This doesn’t seem to lend itself to any investment insights, but it was interesting. Doug: Perhaps not. I will point out that Indians have done well opening up casinos on their reservations. They ought to do much, much more. But that’s a question of political entrepreneurship as much as economic entrepreneurship. L: Speaking of Native People at this time of year, I can’t help but remember my son Orion’s favorite holiday song: Stuck in the Smoke Hole of Our Tipi. It’s sung by Shoshoni Elder Oldhands and is pretty politically incorrect Doug: I’ll check out the song. Have a good week. Inside the Mind of a Multimillionaire Did you ever wonder how famous investors and self-made multimillionaires think – what it is that makes them so successful? Then you should let Doug Casey give you a piece of his mind. Doug’s new book, Totally Incorrect, showcases radical libertarian thinking and unwavering free-market advocacy… not to mention his irreverent and hugely entertaining personality. “There is no other modern American critic who is half as brilliant. Doug is the only person on the scene today who could rightfully claim Mencken’s mantle. What’s in this book will show you the world in a new light. It will allow you to see the world as it really is… which is a gift everyone should enjoy.” –Porter Stansberry, founder and CEO of Stansberry & Associates Investment Research Special, limited-time offer: Pre-order a paperback copy of Totally Incorrect today and save 45% off the bookstore price. Click here for details. L: Doug, I hear that a friend of yours, Indian activist Russell Means, has passed away. He was an unusual and interesting character. Are you up to talking about it?last_img read more

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first_img By the way, the chart of the Canadian dollar ain’t lookin’ so hot, either. Here’s your “cute quota” of the day… Here’s the New York Spot Gold [Bid] chart, so you can see the Comex price action in more detail. It was basically the same thing in silver…and Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed down 0.48%. Sponsor Advertisement No shades of grey here, as all four precious metals would have posted monster gains if JPMorgan et al hadn’t shown up. For Tuesday, gold finished down 0.35%…silver was down 0.54%…platinum was up 0.48%…and palladium was up an eye-watering 3.99%.  One can only fantasize about their respective gains if they’d been left to their own devices…which they obviously weren’t. The dollar index closed at 83.64 late Friday afternoon in New York…and traded basically flat until early Tuesday morning in the Far East.  It jumped up to 84.00 before falling back to the 83.70 mark shortly after 12 o’clock noon in London.  The subsequent rally peaked out around 84.22 shortly before 11:00 a.m. in New York less than four hours later…and the index crawled higher into the close…finishing the Tuesday session at 84.24…up 60 basis points from Friday. It should be obvious to all but the willfully blind that the dollar index had Zip-a Dee-Doo-Dah to do with the precious metal price action yesterday…or on Monday. Here’s the chart showing the price action beginning at the Sunday night New York open…and on both Monday and Tuesday as well. (Click on image to enlarge) The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 35 gold and 14 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Thursday…and the link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. Another day, another withdrawal from GLD.  Yesterday an authorized participant withdrew 125,677 troy ounces…and as of 10:36 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, there were no reported withdrawals from SLV. While on the subject of the above ETFs, the new short interest numbers were posted over at the shortsqueeze.com Internet site on Friday night…and I’m just going to steal what silver analyst Ted Butler had to say in his Saturday column, as it will save me some time… “The new short interest for stocks was reported on Friday evening…and indicated slight increases in the short positions for SLV and GLD, for positions as of May 15th. The short position for SLV increased by almost 700,000 shares/ounces, to just over 12.4 million shares/ounces. At around 3.7% of total shares outstanding, the short position is still well below previous peaks of 36 million shares and more than 12% of shares outstanding. There shouldn’t be any short interest in hard metal ETFs, but we need to keep things in perspective.” “The increase in GLD was only 130,000 shares (13,000 troy oz.), but the total of 28.3 million shares short may be a record and makes up almost 8.4% of total shares outstanding, a much more troubling amount.” Joshua Gibbons, the Guru of SLV’s Silver Bar List, updated his website for activity in that ETF as of Wednesday, May 22nd.  I would have reported on it late last week, but was out of town…and I don’t have his website linked on my laptop.  Here, in part, is what he had to say…”Analysis of the 22 May bar list, and comparison to the previous week’s list showed that 9,766,907.5 oz. were removed (all from Brinks London), 2,154,272.9 oz. were added (all to JPM New York), and no bars had a serial number change.”  The rest of Joshua’s comments are linked here. It was a pretty decent sales day over at the U.S. Mint yesterday, as they sold 9,500 ounces of gold eagles…1,500 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes…and a chunky 858,500 silver eagles. Only 1,011 troy ounces of silver were withdrawn from the Comex-approved depositories on Friday.  That’s one good delivery bar.  But in gold, these same depositories reported receiving  63,838 troy ounces…all of it into Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia.  The link to the gold activity is here. Australian reader Wesley Legrand sent me this very interesting paragraph from a big essay written by an Australian gold mining analyst yesterday…and I thought it worth sharing. “We analyze all the gold and silver companies on the Australian Stock Exchange. We have noticed in the last couple of years that Chinese interests have taken large positions in many gold companies. But the positions are all in companies that have large resources of cheap gold ounces in the ground, and are nearly all not viable at the US$1,600 per ounce gold price before the recent plunge. Do they know something?” – Dr. David Evans…goldnerds.com…26 May 2013 It’s a good bet that, like us, they know that the day approaches when these ounces will get repriced to some fantastic number.  The Chinese are infinitely patient…and are obviously quietly preparing for that day. Here’s the chart of the Australian dollar as of the Wednesday trading day ‘down under’.  It’s getting smoked…and I borrowed it from a businessinsider.com article early yesterday evening EDT that Roy Stephens sent me.  (Click on image to enlarge) We appear to be in some sort of ‘holding’ pattern at the moment.  We’ve been in this situation before on numerous occasions…and with a Commitment of Traders positions as wildly bullish as one could imagine, it just remains to be seen what will happen…or will be allowed to happen…when the inevitable rally begins.  So far, every one has been squashed like a bug.  Some day that won’t happen.  But which that day that is, is both unknown and unknowable.  However, it will come. While on the subject of the Commitment of Traders Report…yesterday at the 1:30 p.m. EDT close of Comex trading…was the cut-off for this Friday’s edition.  The big improvements in market structure that both Ted Butler and I were expecting in last week’s report will probably materialize this week…as it’s my firmly-held belief that JPMorgan et al did not report their trading data in a timely manner last week.  This situation first occurred during the drive-by shooting of April 12/15…and has occurred again with this latest report.  Friday’s COT Report should be more instructive…as we got through the reporting week without any upside surprises. Of course there would have been a surprise to the upside if that had been allowed, but as you can tell from the graph above, every attempt ran into a short seller of last resort in the form of the high-frequency traders. Both gold and silver traded in a very tight range during Far East and early London trading on their Wednesday.  Net volume in gold was very light as of 3:55 a.m. EDT…as we head into the final days of roll-overs out of the June delivery month.  Silver’s gross volume is pretty light as well…and the dollar index, which had traded flat through most of Far East trading, began to head south shortly before 2:00 p.m. Hong Kong time…and is down about 17 basis points as of this writing. And as I hit the ‘send’ button on today’s effort at 5:10 a.m. EDT, gold is up about five bucks…but the other three precious metals are struggling…despite the fact that the dollar index is now down 26 basis points.  Net volume in gold is continues to be very light…and silver’s volume has picked up a bit, but still falls into the very light category as well. First Day Notice numbers for delivery into the June gold contract will be posted on the CME’s website late on Friday evening EDT…and I’ll have all the details in Saturday’s column. That’s all I have for today, which is more than enough. See you here tomorrow. It’s been four days since my last column…and I have a large number of stories, despite my hacking and slashing, so I hope you can find the time for the ones that interest you. It occurred to me that in waiting for Mr. Big to show up in silver (or gold); I may have overlooked his arrival months ago. He didn’t come with a loud rap on the front door one fine day; he’s been coming everyday through the back window in the daily price takedowns and consistently improved COTs and ETF flows. What JPMorgan and the commercials have been able to achieve is remarkable and magnificent (if you overlook the illegality). These SOBs have pulled off an asset accumulation of the ages, accompanied all along with a bombardment of main stream media warnings to the public to get out of gold and silver. The only thing the MSM left out was that JPM and the commercials were buying everything the public was encouraged to sell. Add that to the perfect crime. – Silver analyst Ted Butler…25 May 2013 Another day…and another attempt to break above the $1,400 spot price mark that got crushed.  As I mentioned further up…that makes six days in a row.  Here’s the 3-month chart…and you can count the individual days yourself. Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE MKT: UEC) is pleased to announce that the final authorization has been granted for production at its Goliad ISR Project in South Texas.  As announced in previous press releases, the Company received all of the required authorizations from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, including an Aquifer Exemption which has now been granted concurrence from EPA Region 6. Amir Adnani, President and CEO, stated, “We are very pleased to have received this final authorization for initiating production at Goliad. Our geological and engineering teams have worked diligently toward achieving this major milestone and are to be truly commended. We are grateful to the EPA for its thorough reviews and for issuing this final concurrence. The Company’s near-term plan is to complete construction at the first production area at Goliad and to greatly increase the throughput of uranium at our centralized Hobson processing plant.” Please contact Investor Relations with questions or to request additional information, info@uraniumenergy.com. Another attempt to break above the $1,400 spot price mark that got crushed. With the U.S. closed for the Memorial Day holiday, there was no price action worthy of the description on Monday. The gold price got sold down a in both Far East and early London trading on their Tuesday…and by 8:50 a.m. in New York, gold was down a bit more than fifteen bucks from Monday’s close. The ensuing rally ran out of gas right away…and then the gold price sold down until 10:15 a.m. EDT…and then away it went to the upside once again, with a seller of last resort appearing as the price went vertical through the $1,400 mark about 11:40 a.m. EDT. It was all down hill from there into the 1:30 p.m. Comex close in New York…and after that, the price didn’t do much. The low and high price ticks of the day were the bookends to the above-mentioned rally, with the low tick at 10:15 a.m. printing $1,372.80 spot..and the 11:40 a.m. high tick printing $1,403.40 spot.  It pretty much goes without saying the gold price would have finished materially higher if the not-for-profit sellers weren’t always lurking around.  That’s the sixth day in a row that gold has breached, or has come within pennies of breaching, the $1,400 price mark…only to be sold off in a blizzard of paper gold on the Comex. Gold closed at $1,381.40 spot…down $4.90 from Friday’s close.  I’m not reading a thing into Monday’s price action, so I’m using last Friday’s close as the point of reference for Tuesday’s price action.  Net volume on both Monday and Tuesday combined was around 148,000 contracts. The platinum and palladium price charts showed even more astonishing breakouts…and both markets were in the process of going ‘no ask’ at the precise moment that a short seller of last resort arrived on the scene…11:40 a.m. in New York…the same as gold and silver. No “for profit” seller ever sells like that…ever!!! With the gold price down ten bucks from Friday’s close at the beginning of equity trading in New York on Tuesday, it’s understandable that the gold stocks struggled in the early going and, for the most part, followed the gold price around like a shadow.  The HUI finished down 0.88%. The silver price chart looks suspiciously like the gold chart, with all rallies…along with the high [$22.73 spot] and low [$22.09 spot] price ticks…coming at the precise same moments. Silver closed at $22.27 spot…down twelve cents from Friday’s close. Gross volume for both trading days was around 57,500 contracts.last_img read more

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Well be watching closely not so much because Bar

first_img We’ll be watching closely, not so much because Barrick’s success is important to us (we aren’t shareholders), but because of what the project’s progress will tell us about Chile as a mining jurisdiction. The country has been a top mining jurisdiction for decades and remains the world’s top copper-exporting country. However, that standing has been seriously eroded in recent years due to increased regulation, taxation, legal challenges, local protests, and currently, an administration that seems openly hostile to mining. For example, Chile made headlines with its move to halt Goldcorp’s El Morro gold and copper mine and its plans to abolish tax incentives for foreign direct investors. More alarming still are surveys showing that 83% of Chileans are in favor of nationalizing the country’s copper mines. None of these problems will go away simply because of one court’s ruling in favor of one project, of course, but the win for Barrick does break what had been a relentless flow of bad news from Chile. If this means that the administration has realized that the country still needs mining and has changed course, we may see more such decisions and a shift in regulatory emphasis. This would be great news, greatly reducing the risk in many investment opportunities in Chilean minerals. On the other hand, if the ruling is just a legal outlier and Chile’s slide from mining grace continues, rushing to buy Chile plays now could be a huge mistake. Clearly then, the correct course of action is to wait and watch what happens next. If the news is good over the next year, we may start investing in Chile again. Otherwise, we’ll be glad we stayed away. Barrick’s story serves as another potent reminder that political risk originating from government and its actions to mining is among the most important factors for resource investors to consider. Unfortunately, keeping on top of such risks isn’t always easy, even for the savviest of investors. Here at Casey Research, we keep tabs on such risks pretty much 24/7—so you don’t have to. Take, for instance, Louis who travels every month on intense due-diligence trips—literally kicking rocks at locations all over the world—that are essential for assessing the on-the-ground realities of doing business in these faraway places. If you’d like some help on that, or you want our top recommendations, I encourage you to try the Casey International Speculator now, which comes with our money-back satisfaction guarantee. Our latest issue also features a Casey Country Score tabulation to help you gauge the relative political risk of our portfolio picks. The news hit the wires earlier this week that Barrick Gold won a major legal and regulatory victory in Chile, after the Environmental Court of Santiago ruled that the company’s much maligned Pascua-Lama gold and silver project “has not damaged glaciers within the area of its influence.” The move, as positive as it is, comes after a long legal row between Barrick and the influential groups opposing construction of the project, which straddles the Chile-Argentine border high in the Andes. Pascua-Lama was supposed to provide a large share of Barrick’s future gold production, but instead has become a poster child for what can happen to a mining project that gets targeted by those who oppose mining and have political power. Barrick had actually overcome vocal opposition, long permitting delays, huge cost overruns, and more, only to see the project frozen by environmental regulators in Chile in May 2013 over demands that more infrastructure to prevent possible water pollution be built. At that point, the company had already invested roughly $5 billion in Pascua-Lama. Even though construction activities in Argentina, where the majority of Pascua-Lama’s critical infrastructure is located, weren’t affected, Barrick was forced to shelve the project in October 2013. Today, even with the worst legal challenges settled—for now—the road to production at Pascua-Lama remains long and uncertain. Between cost overruns and the decline in bullion prices, the project’s economics are less compelling. Barrick, however, has scrapped several major projects in recent years, so it needs to bring some big new mines online soon or it won’t be the world’s largest gold producer for long (see chart below). The incentives to make it all work out are in place, so it will be interesting to see what happens. last_img read more

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By WVUA Student Reporter Ensley Nichols This Satur

first_imgBy WVUA Student Reporter Ensley NicholsThis Saturday during Alabama’s home game against Mercer, Dwight Wood suddenly passed away just feet away from the “Crimson Tide Kickoff” show.Dwight was known as Alabama baseball’s biggest fan. He was at every game in the front cheering the Tide on.He was known for his charge cheer in the stands, and always gave positive feedback to the players after games.As baseball season approaches, friends and players are feeling a void in the upcoming season.UA baseball player, Davis Vainer says, “Personally I took it really hard. I was crying a bunch and I had my buddies, and we all kind of gathered around and said a quick prayer and it’s so sad especially loosing someone who is so positive, always in good spirits.”Vainer also said, “I’m going to have a lot more to play for now.”The players were thankful for all the encouraging words Dwight would give to them and their teammates.The cause of death has not yet been released, and funeral arrangements have not yet been made.The Alabama baseball community plans to honor Dwight in the upcoming season, and possibly even before.last_img read more

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Girls from all over the state are gathering at the

first_imgGirls from all over the state are gathering at the University of Alabama for Girls State.This year’s program began Sunday with the arrival of the largest group Girls State has ever hosted.Throughout the week, those in attendance will campaign for government positions, participate in workshops about government and are taking a trip to Montgomery to visit the state capital and hear from Gov. Kay Ivey.Sipsey Valley High School Girls State delegate Gabrielle Lanier said the event is a great chance for learning and making new friends.“I think Girls State is important because it gives us knowledge and information,” Lanier said. “You don’t have to put yourself in a box. You can be more open to ideas.”The program, put on by the American Legion Auxiliary, continues through Friday.last_img read more

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Football season brings thousands of people to Tusc

first_imgFootball season brings thousands of people to Tuscaloosa to witness the success of the University of Alabama’s football head coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. However, football games are also vital for the local economy as fans fill up restaurants, bars and stores before and after games.Alabama games are regularly sold out and statistics from the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce show a $17 million economic impact per game. Some people call this economic impact as Sabanomics. Dan Robinson, the owner of Cravings, said that having big SEC games significantly increases revenue for local businesses.“We are happy to have Texas A&M here, this is our first big SEC game,” said Robinson. “We know that the hotels will be full, which means people will be walking around downtown, spending money in the restaurants and in retail stores.”Nick Saban’s success goes way beyond the field. There is little doubt the University of Alabama’s investment in Saban has not only increased the number of championships, it’s also increased the city’s revenue. While the Tide continue to handle business on the field, Tuscaloosa handles its business as well. When the Tide are winning, so are local businesses.last_img read more

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NEW YORK – This one was so easy for the New York

first_imgNEW YORK – This one was so easy for the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony only needed to play 28 minutes.That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions.Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Jan. 28 for their third straight victory.Jeremy Tyler added a career-high 17 points and fellow reserve J.R. Smith also scored 17 for the Knicks, who lost by 41 the last time the Celtics came to Madison Square Garden but led this one by 35.“Today’s game in particular, it was kind of personal, you know what I’m saying, the way they beat us the last time we played them,” forward Kenyon Martin said. “So we wanted a little get-back.”Anthony, who leads the NBA in minutes per game with 39.2, was quick on his feet after the game, easily handling a question about his relationship with Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau (he said he doesn’t have one) and one about comments made by his wife, actress La La Anthony, who has a new book out called The Love Playbook and said in a TV interview that she “definitely” thinks he will re-sign with the Knicks.“That’s my wife. I support her, I support what she said,” Anthony said. “I don’t think she said anything wrong. It’s a good thing for her to say that. Go get the book though, your wives and girlfriends will enjoy the book.”New York evened its record at 3-3 on its eight-game homestand, with games remaining against Cleveland on Jan. 30 and Miami on Feb. 1.New York is headed in the right direction again since ending a five-game losing streak behind Anthony’s 62 points, and is only a half-game out of the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot despite its 18-27 record.“You’re going to have ups and downs throughout the season,” center Tyson Chandler said. “The thing is when you have those lulls you’ve got to be able to bounce back, and we’ve done that.”Jeff Green scored 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting for the Celtics, who have lost three straight and six of seven. Rajon Rondo had seven points and five assists, shooting 3 of 13 in his sixth game of the season after returning from a torn ACL.“It was a good old-fashioned butt kicking,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.After finishing up their Super Bowl media day duties, the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson and Golden Tate, and Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker of Denver were part of the sellout crowd of 19,812.Hopefully their game will be better than this clunker.Boston jumped to a 12-0 lead in its 114-73 victory here on Dec. 8, when it handed New York its worst home loss in 11 years. But it never really got much better this season for the Celtics, who led the Atlantic Division at 10-12 after that victory but are 5-20 since.“We didn’t take anything away tonight,” Rondo said. “We pretty much gave them everything they wanted. They took away stuff from us but we didn’t take anything away from those guys.”The Knicks jumped to a 21-5 lead helped by the Celtics’ lack of execution (they missed 11 of their first 13 shots) and effort (6-foot-1 Raymond Felton grabbed an offensive rebound under the basket without even having to jump on one possession).New York led 31-15 after one and opened a 45-20 bulge when Chandler threw down an alley-oop pass from Smith midway through the second. The Celtics scored 11 straight to cut it to 14, but the Knicks outscored them 18-6 the remainder of the half to take a 63-37 lead.The Knicks overcame the loss of Iman Shumpert to a sprained right shoulder just over 4 minutes into the game. Martin left with a sprained left ankle in his first game after missing five games with the same injury, though the team said he was available to return.New York also announced at halftime that reserve guard Beno Udrih was unavailable because of illness, but everyone else who was active scored. That included Metta World Peace, who played for the first time in a month after having a procedure on his left knee and made a 3-pointer.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals booked a place

first_imgCINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals booked a place in the NFL playoffs with a 37-28 win against Denver on Dec. 22, with Dre Kirkpatrick returning an interception for a touchdown in the closing minutes to complete a fourth-quarter comeback.Kirkpatrick’s 30-yard return with 2:41 left capped a game of big plays — long runs, big kick returns and two interceptions run back for scores. With 67 seconds left, Kirkpatrick picked off Peyton Manning to clinch it.The Bengals (10-4-1) secured a playoff berth for the fourth consecutive season, a franchise record. They’ll play in Pittsburgh Dec. 28 — the last weekend of the regular season — with the winner taking the AFC North title.Manning rallied the Broncos (11-4) to three touchdowns in the third quarter and the lead, but came up empty in the closing minutes and finished with a season-worst four interceptions. The loss gave New England home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.The AFC West champions failed in their attempt to clinch a first-round bye and came away with more questions about Manning, who was limited in practice during the week because of a strained right thigh.Denver scored 21 points in the third quarter, with Manning throwing a pair of touchdowns to Emmanuel Sanders. With a chance to pull off his 51st game-winning drive in a heavy rain, Manning threw a sideline pass directly to Kirkpatrick, who ran it back untouched.Manning finished 28-of-44 for 311 yards. He’d been 8-0 career against the Bengals with 20 touchdown passes and only five interceptions. He nearly matched that interception total in one game.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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A year ago Facebook started using artificial inte

first_imgA year ago, Facebook started using artificial intelligence to scan people’s accounts for danger signs of imminent self-harm. Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis is pleased with the results so far.”In the very first month when we started it, we had about 100 imminent-response cases,” which resulted in Facebook contacting local emergency responders to check on someone. But that rate quickly increased. “To just give you a sense of how well the technology is working and rapidly improving … in the last year we’ve had 3,500 reports,” she says. That means AI monitoring is causing Facebook to contact emergency responders an average of about 10 times a day to check on someone — and that doesn’t include Europe, where the system hasn’t been deployed. (That number also doesn’t include wellness checks that originate from people who report suspected suicidal behavior online.)Davis says the AI works by monitoring not just what a person writes online, but also how his or her friends respond. For instance, if someone starts streaming a live video, the AI might pick up on the tone of people’s replies.”Maybe like, ‘Please don’t do this,’ ‘We really care about you.’ There are different types of signals like that that will give us a strong sense that someone may be posting of self-harm content,” Davis says.When the software flags someone, Facebook staffers decide whether to call the local police, and AI comes into play there, too. “We also are able to use AI to coordinate a bunch of information on location to try to identify the location of that individual so that we can reach out to the right emergency response team,” she says.In the U.S., Facebook’s call usually goes to a local 911 center, as illustrated in its promotional video.Mason Marks isn’t surprised that Facebook is employing AI this way. He’s a medical doctor and research fellow at Yale and NYU law schools, and recently wrote about Facebook’s system. “Ever since they’ve introduced livestreaming on their platform, they’ve had a real problem with people livestreaming suicides,” Marks says. “Facebook has a real interest in stopping that.”He isn’t sure this AI system is the right solution, in part because Facebook has refused to share key data, such as the AI’s accuracy rate. How many of those 3,500 “wellness checks” turned out to be actual emergencies? The company isn’t saying.He says scrutiny of the system is especially important because this “black box of algorithms,” as he calls it, has the power to trigger a visit from the police.”It needs to be done very methodically, very cautiously, transparently, and really looking at the evidence,” Marks says.For instance, Marks says, the outcomes need to be checked for unintended consequences — such as a potential squelching of frank conversations about suicide on Facebook’s various platforms.”People … might fear a visit from police, so they might pull back and not engage in an open and honest dialogue,” he says. “And I’m not sure that’s a good thing.”But Facebook’s Davis says releasing too many details about how the AI works might be counterproductive. “That information could could allow people to play games with the system,” Davis says. “So I think what we are very focused on is working very closely with people who are experts in mental health, people who are experts in suicide prevention to ensure that we do this in a responsible, ethical, sensitive and thoughtful way.”The ethics of using an AI to alert police to people’s online behavior may soon go beyond suicide-prevention. Davis says Facebook has also experimented with AI to detect “inappropriate interactions” between minors and adults. Law professor Ryan Calo, co-director of the University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab, says AI-based monitoring of social media may follow a predictable pattern for how new technologies gradually work their way into law enforcement.”The way it would happen would be we would take something that everybody agrees is terrible — something like suicide, which is epidemic, something like child pornography, something like terrorism — so these early things, and then if they show promise in these sectors, we broaden them to more and more things. And that’s a concern.”There may soon be a temptation to use this kind of AI to analyze social media chatter for signs of imminent crimes — especially retaliatory violence. Some police departments have already tried watching social media for early warnings of violence between suspected gang members, but an AI run by Facebook might do the same job more effectively.Calo says society may soon have to ask important questions about whether to allow that kind of monitoring.”If you can truly get an up-or-down yes or no, and it’s reliable, if intervention is not likely to cause additional harm, and is this something that we think it is important enough to prevent, that this is justified?” Calo says. “That’s a difficult calculus, and I think it’s one we’re going to have to be making more and more.”If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Government and health care officials have kicked o

first_imgGovernment and health care officials have kicked off a statewide campaign aimed at combatting a growing opioid crisis.North Carolina has teamed up with the state’s two largest health care companies and dozens of other groups to introduce a program called More Powerful NC.The $2.5 million public awareness campaign will utilize TV, radio and billboards statewide to deliver its message.The program was launched Thursday by Attorney General Josh Stein, Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, and other officials.Stein told The News and Observer that the opioid crisis is the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, and is impacting families across North Carolina.Most of the funding for the advertising campaign is coming from private sources, including Charlotte-based Atrium Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Another $365,000 will be provided from state and federal money allocated for opioid-related programs.last_img read more

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Sic Lazaro is adding fabrication and welding work

first_imgSic Lazaro is adding fabrication and welding work outside of its main counterweight business.Milwaukee-based SIC-Lazaro US Inc. has acquired Diamond Industries, a Cudahy-based metal fabrication firm, and plans to move its operations to its facility near Good Hope Road.SIC-Lazaro is adding fabrication and welding work outside of its main counterweight business.“With this acquisition, we are greatly expanding our metal fabrication services,” said Ken Rawson, vice president and general manager of SIC-Lazaro. “This takes the metal fabrication piece of our business to the next level.”SIC-Lazaro is the American subsidiary of a Spanish company by the same name. The company manufacturers concrete, steel and high-density counterweights used in elevators and heavy equipment.The company moved into a 130,000-square-foot facility at 7044 N. Teutonia Ave., Milwaukee, in 2011. The manufacturer underwent a restructuring starting in August 2017 with a focus on improving operations. Part of the restructuring included expanding SIC-Lazaro’s offerings to include metal fabrication. Acquiring Diamond Industries and moving equipment and employees into the Teutonia Avenue facility is intended to bolster those services. It also helps expand the company’s customer base.“This is a great time for SIC-Lazaro,” Rawson said. “We’re growing as a company and we’re going to be able to offer more services to our customers. This truly is a win-win situation.”Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal will add four employees to the SIC-Lazaro staff. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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Klement Sausage Co was recognized with a special

first_imgKlement Sausage Co. was recognized with a special award at the Manufacturer of the Year awards.Klement Sausage Co. was recognized for market innovation and leadership during the 31st Manufacturer of the Year awards on Thursday.Klement Sausage Co. was recognized with a special award at the Manufacturer of the Year awards.The Milwaukee-based company was the lone southeastern Wisconsin company to win an award. The program is presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Michael Best & Friedrich and Baker Tilly. It is intended to honor companies that demonstrate a commitment to business excellence.Four grand award nominees were named out of 28 nominees. Fond du Lac-based Mercury Marine won the mega category, Robinson Metal Inc. of De Pere won in the large category, Marinette-based Winsert Inc. won in the medium category and J&R Machine of Shawano won in the small category.“Manufacturing built the middle class in Wisconsin, and it is important that we recognize the significant role these companies have in driving our economy,” said Kurt Bauer, president and chief executive officer of WMC. “We are proud to recognize these companies for the immense impact they have on their local communities and the state.” Two companies were recognized as special award winners, Klement for market innovation and leadership, and Gamber-Johnson of Stevens Point for exceptional customer relations. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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Credit Eppstein Uhen ArchitectsLast updated on Ju

first_imgCredit: Eppstein Uhen ArchitectsLast updated on June 18th, 2019 at 11:15 amConstruction kicked off in February on a new hospital in Mukwonago. The construction of new space and renovation of existing space will result in a 24-bed hospital at the ProHealth Mukwonago campus at 240 Maple Ave. The project marks the health system’s fourth hospital and its first hospital in Mukwonago.Once completed, by spring 2020, the hospital will offer 24-hour emergency services, inpatient and outpatient surgery, advanced diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, among other things.The construction manager is Madison-based J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., the architect is Milwaukee-based Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc. and Milwaukee-based GRAEF-USA Inc. is providing structural and civil engineering, as well as landscape architectural services. Owner: ProHealth Care Cost: $55 million Stories: Three Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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Kohls announced Tuesday it will donate 1 million

first_imgKohl’s announced Tuesday it will donate $1 million over three years to Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.Junior Achievement provides entrepreneurship and financial literacy education to students in grades K-12 through volunteer-run programming.The company’s donation will support Junior Achievement Capstone programming through JA BizTown and JA Finance Park, which are financial literacy laboratories for students in grades 4-6 and 7-12.“Kohl’s is honored to continue our partnership with Junior Achievement of Wisconsin to help local students discover, learn and grow their business and financial knowledge through experiential learning,” said Jen Johnson, senior vice president of corporate communications for Kohl’s. “Through JA Kohl’s Education Center, youth gain invaluable skills that will help them to plan for their futures and empower them as our next generation of business leaders.”’ Kohl’s gave $3 million to Junior Achievement in 2009 to establish the JA Kohl’s Education Center, and has since committed nearly $7 million to the organization..“We are deeply appreciative of Kohl’s continued partnership,” said Michael Frohna, president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin. “This funding will help ensure Wisconsin students develop the confidence, competence and character required to be effective employees, savvy consumers and wise financial managers that contribute to the vitality of our community for years to come.” Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights 

first_imgWelcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Street Light Out on Charter & Foster Street “Near the water sprinklers 02109.” The original 311 post can be found here. The case was originally submitted and opened on April 26, 2019. The case is still open as of April 28, 2019. Hanover Street Freedom Trail Bricks Coming Up Broken Wall at Christopher Columbus Park The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on April 27, 2019. The case is still open as of April 28, 2019.*Advertisement* The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on April 11, 2019. The case was closed on April 24, 2019 with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Resolved. Installed O.H. Feeds.” “Street light out at Charter & Foster Street.” Remember, to report a claim with 311, you can call 311, go to the 311 website, tweet at 311, or download the app. What do you think about these 311 cases? Follow our “What’s The 311?” tag to see past week’s postings! “Bricks coming up from Freedom Trail. Pedestrian fell (Ivan Molina) 4/26 @1:20pm.”last_img read more

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first_imgRead Next The man, who appeared drunk and whose face flushed angrily, tried to punch Nuñal, who was able to parry the blow.The suspect then went back to his car to get his gun.Nuñal said he didn’t see the gun at first because his view was blocked by the woman who was pleading to the man to calm down.The man, however, brushed aside the woman. He pointed his gun at Nuñal and fired several times.“Nibarog ra g’yud ko. Wala ko kita nga nagdala na siya sa iyahang pusil kay natabunan siya sa babaye. Didto nako kita nga naa siyay pusil pag-isa niya sa kamot and shot me,” Nuñal said.(“I was just standing there. I didn’t see that he had a gun because he was blocked by the woman. I only saw the gun when he raised his hand and shot me.”)Although wounded, Nuñal grabbed his phone inside the car and took a photo of the plate number of the Mercedes Benz as it sped off.The police later recovered two slugs of a .22-caliber pistol and a live ammunition from the crime scene.As it happened, a motorist was able to take a video of the incident. The motorist took Nuñal to the hospital because none of his two companions knew how to drive. /atm Chief Insp. Ryan Devaras, IDMB head, said police officers first went to Winland Tower on Juana Osmena Extension, where David owned a unit, past 6 p.m.When they didn’t find the suspect, Devaras said they proceeded to Maria Luisa Subdivision, a posh development in Cebu City where Lim’s family lives.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOBREAK: Suspension of Lotto operations lifted – PaneloNEWSINFODuterte to Cayetanos: ‘Kailan kaya matapos ang dynasty niyo?’NEWSINFOIndian family caught taking items from Bali hotel, sparking criticism onlineHe said they talked to Lim’s parents, who claimed they didn’t know where their son was.“They allegedly don’t know where their son ism” Devaras said. “But they are willing to coordinate with the police. As of now, we are conducting a hot pursuit operation against David Jr.” His text message read: “Hi Bong, fyi lang, tonight I personally raided the house of David Lim, brother to Peter. His son was captured on video this morning shooting a nurse. The judge in Cebu refused to issue a warrant of arrest and the police refused to move with no warrant until I threatened to perform the raid by myself. Please tell the President that I need help getting an arrest warrant ASAP so a hold departure order can be placed. This is beyond me na. Need help.”In another post, he wrote that they were expanding the search to one Tamae Takahashi, who was allegedly with Lim during the road rage shooting.David Jr is the nephew of Peter Lim. His father, David Sr. is the youngest of the four Lim siblings. The eldest is Peter who gained national prominence recently after President Duterte identified a certain “Peter Lim” as among the biggest drug lords in the country.Peter Lim then met with the president to deny that he was the Peter Lim referred to in Duterte’s drug matrix.David Sr. also figured in a traffic accident last March 4. His Nissan GT-R sports car hit a motorcycle and killed the rider, a fish dealer on his way to buy fish to sell in the market.David Jr. was caught on video shooting Ephraim Montalbo Nuñal, a nurse, following a traffic altercation on F. Sotto Street in Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City.Nuñal suffered gunshot wounds in the left leg and right ankle.Interviewed in his hospital bed, Nuñal said that he came from a party and was bringing home his friends home. Hhe was following a Mercedes Benz that was criss-crossing the road. The luxury vehicle then stopped in the middle of the road.He honked his horn to call the attention of the driver who later got out and was seen arguing with his female companion, who went out of the car. He later identified the man sa David Jr. based on the photograph shown to him.“The man went out of the car and was very angry,” Nuñal said. “I also went out of the car and told him to move and not to block the way.” PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Indian coffee magnate’s body found by river MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the Cebu City Police Office raids the home of David Lim Jr., the alleged road rage shooter, on Sunday night, March 19, 2017. (Photo from Facebook page of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña)CEBU CITY — Police officers, accompanied by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, raided on Sunday night a condominium unit and a house in Maria Luisa Subdivision in Cebu City in search of the scion of a Filipino-Chinese businessman who shot a nurse in a fit of anger following a traffic altercation earlier in the morning.But the joint team from the Cebu City Police Office’s Investigation and Detection Management Bureau (IDMB), the homicide section and Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT) failed to find David Lim Jr.ADVERTISEMENT Dagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition raps WBC suspends Whyte’s status as interim world heavyweight champion View comments The raids were conducted without warrants but on orders of Mayor Osmeña.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoLondon rated best city for studentsnewsinfoBar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’MORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoLondon rated best city for studentsnewsinfoBar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’In a post on his Facebook page, the mayor said he had applied for an arrest warrant.But he said: “The judge has refused to issue me a warrant of arrest. I have ordered SWAT to execute the raid on David Lim’s house. I accept all legal responsibility.”As of 11:20 p.m., his post has garnered more than 8,700 likes and 2,054 shares.In the comment section of his post, Osmena said he had informed President Rodrigo Duterte of the raids through a text message he sent to Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go, special assistant to the president.ADVERTISEMENT Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike Philippines ‘fires off’ diplomatic protest over Chinese vessels circling Pag-asa Island Bar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’ London rated best city for studentslast_img read more

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SoLo Funds wants to make it easier to access affor

first_imgSoLo Funds wants to make it easier to access affordable loans under $1,000. The mobile lending exchange connects lenders and borrowers, in a peer-to-peer lending platform.According to a recent statement, SoLo’s founders uniquely understood the plight that American workers were facing every day because they too were once in their shoes. It is not uncommon to seek a small loan from friends and family, but the founders were not seeing a quick and easy lending solution to help facilitate the process.Traditional banks don’t lend small dollars, and payday lenders charge excessively high interest rates that for many in emergency situations are almost impossible to pay back. There was simply no affordable way to get a small dollar loan. The team thought that the limited resources for small-dollar loans only plagued the minority communities like the ones they were raised in, but that was wrong; they discovered a more mainstream problem. According to the statement, 78% of American workers live paycheck to paycheck and 47% of the country can’t cover a $400 emergency expense without borrowing from someone else or selling a personal asset.The company was founded by Travis Holoway, Rodney Williams, Jarrel Carter, and Taylor Conophy and completed two accelerator programs in Columbus, Ohio (Lumos) and Cincinnati, Ohio (Hillman). Some notable investors in their round include Qey Capital, Jumpstart Inc., Queen City Angels, Rich Dennis (founder of Sundial Brands, new owner of Essence magazine) via his New General Markets Partners LLC fund, and Monique Idlett-Mosley. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/solo-funds-allows-you-to-seamlessly-borrow-from-your-peers/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/solo-funds-allows-you-to-seamlessly-borrow-from-your-peers/ Founding Team (SoloFunds)center_img “We started this company because there was an extreme lack of resources for loans under $1,000. The current options force some of our country’s most noble but vulnerable citizens into debt. The idea of people lending and borrowing amongst each other in this form is refreshingly different than our predecessors. This is an exciting moment. This is the right product at the right time created by a team working to do the right thing.” —Travis Holoway, CEO, co-founder of SoLo Funds.The company officially launched April 2 and recently closed a $1.2M seed round.last_img read more

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At Bellator 157 back on June 2016 Matt Mitrione m

first_imgAt Bellator 157 back on June 2016, Matt Mitrione made his promotional debut by taking on Carl Seumanutafa in the opening act of the main card. After a rocky start, Mitrione scored a solid knockout stopping Seumanutafa in the first round. Now, a year later, Mitrione is getting ready to face MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko in the co-main event of Bellator NYC. This pay-per-view is set to go down this Saturday at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. A grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva is set to headline the card. Apparel Top Contenders for Fight of the Year How to Pay Off $10,000 Fast NerdWallet Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ More: Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series Recommended by Sale More From Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career [Pics] Why A Racing Legend Couldn’t Win A Race PostFun Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Lockdown duffle bag Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo [Gallery] Why Is This Never Mentioned About The Titanic? History A2Z ProMax 440 BJJ GI Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs in ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Sponsored Content Latest From MMA Warehouse Good Night Tee Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Standard Ranked Rashguard Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson Gordon Ryan Competition Kit King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Accessories MMA Fighting Gloves Latest From Our Partners cbdMD’s Zero-THC Products Are A Game-Changer. Here Are Their Top… www.remedyreviews.com Standard BJJ Gi Top Rated CBD Brand cbdMD Earns Industry’s Highest… www.remedyreviews.com The Most Successful Attorneys In Los Angeles. See The List Top Attorney | Search Adslast_img read more

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Former La Brasa Chef de Cuisine Dan Amighi Joins the State Park

first_img 6/6/2017, 11:30 a.m. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Hungry Mother was formerly located at 233 Cardinal Medeiros in Cambridge. / Photo by Michelle Goldstein for Best of Boston 2013UPDATE, July 11, 10:30 p.m.: Café du Pays opens for dinner on Wednesday, July 12, at 5 p.m.PREVIOUSLY:If you’re unfamiliar with French-Canadian cuisine, the focus of Café du Pays, opening this summer in the former Hungry Mother space, rest assured knowing that a familiar person will be running the kitchen. Daniel Amighi, former chef de cuisine at La Brasa, is head chef at the latest venture from the owners of State Park and Mamaleh’s.Amighi, a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, has also cooked at Bondir, and was sous chef at Tim Maslow’s Ribelle and Strip-T’s. He launched the fun dinner party pop-up Further Food Stuff with Patrick Gaggiano while he was at La Brasa, and was most recently sous chef at David Punch’s Little Big Diner. Amighi is a 2015 Zagat 30 Under 30 nominee.Hungry Mother shuttered in 2015, much to the chagrin of food fans across the city, and chef Barry Maiden left the restaurant group. In seven years of operation, the upscale Southern spot had racked up Best of Boston awards ranging from best romantic restaurant, to best host, to general excellence, and more. The space at 233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave. has been vacant ever since. At one point, the team considered putting their Jewish deli there, but the dual-concept Mamaleh’s works better where it ended up, in the larger, former West Bridge location, says co-owner Heather Mojer.“The Hungry Mother space is pretty small, so we need to do something that respects the domestic feeling of the space, as well as something that’s romantic and cozy. French-Canadian seems to inhabit the domestic feel,” she says.The team’s seven co-owners also include Rachel Miller Munzer, Alon Munzer, John Kessen, pastry chef Rachel Sundet, chef Tyler Sundet, and Mojer’s fiancé, Evan Harrison. Mojer is the only one with French-Canadian heritage, but she knows many Bostonians can trace that lineage.“There’s a long tradition of French-Canadians in the city. With Boston having such a vibrant, huge restaurant scene, we thought we could take the plunge on something so high-concept,” she says.Mojer’s French-Canadian family, the Martels, came to Massachusetts at the turn of the 20th century to work in the mills.“We have extremely deep roots, but we haven’t been in Québec for 100 years. Our story is more of the immigrant story, or the New England story,” she says. So, with Café du Pays, “We’re not trying to do the Martin Picard-sugar-shack authenticity. We’re doing the New England version of it, when you had meat pies at Christmas or New Year’s, or you had those dishes that your friends without a Mémère didn’t grow up with.”The menu is still in development, especially with a summer opening; traditional French-Canadian cuisine is hearty. There will likely be a focus on spoils from the New England seacoast to start, and seasonal vegetables.Mojer says she believes Amighi will take creative license with simple dishes from her childhood, like ragoût de boulettes (a sort of meatball stew with broth and potatoes). One bar snack, gorton (also called corton, or cretons), could also surface: It’s a rich, pork fat spread, often served on toast as a traditional part of a Québecois breakfast.“We’re trying to promote the bar in this place, because the Hungry Mother bar was so beloved by everybody,” Mojer says.Expect a succinct lineup of small plates to share over drinks, plus a couple entrée-sized dishes, and potentially a large-format plate or two.Beverage-wise, there will be a focus on French spirits, like cognac, armagnac, and vins de liqueur, plus whiskeys, and New England-y ingredients like maple syrup and Atlantic sea salt. There will be French wines, and beers from Québec and northern New England; Mojer is excited about a keg on the opening menu from Dieu du Ciel!, she says.“We won’t be [highlighting] citrus juice or vodka, but we don’t want to be so high-concept that a couple couldn’t get a Cosmo if they wanted,” she adds.A different orientation will give the illusion that it’s a larger bar than Hungry Mother’s, Mojer says. The spot will still have two restrooms. Now, the team is at the fun stage of a restaurant opening, Mojer says: Hitting the antique markets and getting it ready to debut. Café du Pays will open in July.233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., Kendall Square, Cambridge, cafédupays.com.Cafe du Pays logo provided 000 Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. center_img Former La Brasa Chef de Cuisine Dan Amighi Joins the State Park Team’s Latest Café du Pays will open this summer in the former Hungry Mother space. Print By Jacqueline Cain· last_img read more

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