Regulatory expectations regarding the banking of money service businesses

first_imgThe regulatory expectations surrounding the banking of money service businesses (MSBs) are a frequent source of confusion for financial institutions. Many financial institutions are surprised to receive deficiencies and matters requiring attention in examinations, even though they believe they have followed the regulatory guidance. Because of this confusion, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has announced that it intends to make providing services to MSBs or other types of high-risk businesses a supervisory priority this year, with field staff tasked with targeting this area. This article will discuss potential problem areas for credit unions with MSB customers.MSBs and regulationMSBs are defined generally as businesses transacting largely with cash: currency dealers, check cashers, issuers and redeemers of traveler’s checks, money orders, stored value, money transmitters, and the U.S. Postal Service. MSBs are regulated by the Internal Revenue Service, and with just a few exceptions, all MSBs must register with the Department of the Treasury. In addition to the IRS, most states have Money Transmitter requirements regulated by their DFIs (development finance institution or equivalent) that certain types of MSBs are subject to follow.The FFIEC guidance regarding MSBs clearly states that the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) does not require, and neither FinCEN nor the federal banking agencies expect, financial institutions to serve as the de facto regulator of their MSB customers. Specifically, the guidance states:“While banks are expected to manage risk associated with all accounts, including MSB accounts, banks will not be held responsible for the MSB’s BSA/AML program.” continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Dybala tells Ronaldo: You’re ‘hated’ in Argentina

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Juventus midfielder Paulo Dybala has told teammate Cristiano Ronaldo that people in Argentina “hate” the Portugal forward. Former Real Madrid star Ronaldo has shared a rivalry with Barcelona’s Argentine striker Messi for many years, with fans of both players constantly debating who the better player is. Dybala, a teammate of Messi’s with Argentina, has become friends with Ronaldo since the Portuguese’ arrival at Juventus in 2018. And Dybala has told Ronaldo about how he is perceived in the South American country. “I said to him: ‘Cristiano, in Argentina, we hate you a bit because of your figure, because of how you are, of how you walk,’” Dybala told the Argentinian Football Association. “The truth is that you’ve surprised me [since we met], because I’ve found you to be different.” Dybala was one of three Juventus players – alongside Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi – to be diagnosed with coronavirus in March, but said he has been recovering well after a period of self-isolation. Last month, Juventus players took pay cuts amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in order to protect the Serie A club’s non-playing staff. Head coach Maurizio Sarri also accepted a wage cut.Tags: ArgentinACristiano RonaldoJuventusLionel MessiPaulo Dybalalast_img read more

RB Says Goodbye to Beloved Police Chief

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – Police Chief Stephen G. McCarthy had a life that made a difference in the lives of so many others.The late Red Bank Police Chief Stephen G. McCarthy, shortly after becoming chief almost four years ago.On Monday a borough worker draped purple and black memorial bunting over the entrance of police headquarters and members of the department placed black ribbons across their uniform badges. As word spread that McCarthy had died earlier that morning, there was a palpable pall that seemed to spread over the department and community.Mayor Pasquale Menna saw it, felt it.“There was a real sense of loss” everywhere and with everyone he spoke, the mayor said, especially with members of the department who “were lost.”Menna, who seemed shaken by the chief’s death, went to headquarters later in the day, after conceding he wasn’t going to get any work done at his law office. He sat with those coming on duty for the night shift. “They seemed lost. I mean, they’re grown men; they know they have a job to do. But they didn’t know what to say, to do,” he said.Menna knew how they felt. “I can’t believe it. I never anticipated it would come this fast.”McCarthy, 50, had been chief since 2010. He had been battling a reoccurrence of thyroid cancer and was being treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, Menna said.McCarthy had been with the department for 27 years, coming up through the ranks, first as a patrolman. He headed the criminal investigation and detective bureaus before being named chief of the 40-member department.Red Bank Police Chief Stephen G. McCarthy is shown in this January 2010 file photo being sworn in as chief by Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci Sr. as McCarthy’s wife Maryellen and children Matthew and Jenna look on. McCarthy lost his battle with cancer on Monday, Sept. 23.“Not only was he the best of any of the chiefs I had the privilege to work with – and we’ve had good ones in the 25 years I’ve been on the council and as mayor – but he was also, in my opinion, the poster of what chiefs should be throughout the whole state,” Menna said.Borough Council Presi­dent and Police Commis­sioner Arthur V. Murphy III stressed, “He was a gentleman before he became chief.“He had a real decency,” Murphy said. “You don’t replace a guy like that.”Murphy and Menna met with McCarthy at the mayor’s home, some months back when it appeared the chief’s cancer had returned. McCarthy told the officials about his condition – and prognosis.“We spent much of the time crying like children,” Menna said.“We all knew what was coming,” Murphy said. “I couldn’t keep it in.”It was McCarthy who reached out and grabbed Murphy’s shoulder, asking, “Are you all right?”“He knew he was going down that path and “he asked me, if I was all right,” Murphy remembered.“We lost a really good individual, not only as a father and husband, but as a really great police officer,” said Mark Fitzgerald, who was chief and retired prior to McCarthy taking over and now is head of security for Riverview Medical Center. “He was a really decent individual.”Fitzgerald and McCarthy worked together in the police department for many years. “It was easy to tell from my position that, when he joined the police department, he had the capabilities of rising to the top and being a leader,” Fitzgerald said. “He was that type of person.“He was a natural leader – that was apparent from the beginning,” he said.Fitzgerald recalled when he told McCarthy’s father that one day his son would become chief. The senior McCarthy remembered that and reminded Fitzgerald of it when McCarthy was sworn in.“He was like a brother to many of us,” Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni aid.Gramiccioni first met McCarthy when the prosecutor was with the U.S. Attor­ney’s Office and he and McCarthy were working on a case that had overlapping federal and local jurisdictions. “He was great at his job,” he said.The prosecutor was always struck by McCarthy’s diligence, but more profoundly, Gramiccioni said, “He had a real good heart.“We may be all good at our jobs but we all can’t be equally good-hearted people,” Gramiccioni said. “He was that double-whammy.”Police Captain Darren McConnell, a department veteran and friend called McCarthy “the picture of what you’d want a police officer, police chief and a person in general to be in the way he conducted himself every day.”McCarthy’s manner of dealing with people and situations was “in such a calm and compassionate way … that spread through the department,” McConnell said. “People looked up to him, the way he conducted himself.”Board of Education Presi­dent Ben Forest agreed. Forest knew McCarthy since they both attended Mon­mouth Regional High School, though a year apart. When he became chief, McCarthy reached out to Forest and his wife Amy Goldsmith, president of the West Side Com­munity Group, asking to meet with some west side residents and hear their concerns. He came to Forest’s home. “He sat and listened and I never had a police chief do that before,” Forest said. “Amy and I were very moved by that.”“He was bright, articulate; he had a quiet but strong presence,” Menna said. “One of the good ones is gone.” Stephen G. McCarthy, 50, of West Long Branch, and the chief of police for Red Bank, died Monday, Sept. 23.His accomplishments in law enforcement started in Rutgers University graduating with a degree in criminal justice. Later, he attended Kean University, obtaining a master’s in public administration. He was a graduate of the 2004 FBI National Academy (235th class), 2004 West Point Command and Leadership Program and The National Training Center of Polygraph Science. In 2010 he became the chief of police of Red Bank.Stephen was a member of numerous associations, including the Monmouth County and New Jersey State Associations of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He was an active member of the PBA Local 39.Above all, he was a devoted family man to his wife, children and parents. Stephen never missed one of his children’s games, one of his greatest joys.He is survived by his beloved wife Maryellen; his loving children, Matthew and Jenna; a brother, Robert; his parents Elizabeth and Stephen; his mother-in-law, Teresa Ferrigno; his in-laws, Chrissy and Jim Mellaci, Rob and Lisa Ferrigno; and numerous other relatives.Visitation was held at the John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, on Thursday, Sept. 26. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at St. Michaels R.C. Church, West End. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.Donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to the Red Bank PBA–McCarthy Children’s College Fund at PO Box 39, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or online at: pbalocal39s-mccarthyschildrenfund.Please visit Stephen’s memorial website at www.johne read more

Nelson Clubsters open Spring hoop season in Salmon Arm

first_img“We are often physically outmatched by older U17 teams,” said coach Jeremy Phelan.Despite the size and age discrepancy, Nelson jumped to a 4-1 lead with baskets from Colton Jones. However, at the three- minute mark our starting center Vinnie Watson went down with a dislocated knee and we had to wait for the ambulance to take him to the hospital.Nelson lost its momentum and were outmatched without Watson’s size in the post. After a short break Nelson played the Synergy U15 squad.The Grade 8 twin duo of Brock and Dyllen Dixon controlled the back court along with Jared Martin against the junior Synergy opponent.The tables turned against the U15 Synergy, as Nelson had the overall size advantage and were able to out-rebound and out-muscle the slighter U15s.The line of Rob Dixon, Matosevic, Stryder Scott, Teja Legare, and Colton Jones managed to score at will and maintain leads through each quarter and finally secure the 41-34 win. Nelson Club Basketball team traveled to the North Okanagan to begin the spring lead against teams from Salmon Arm.Josh Matosevic led the U17s in scoring in a 59-27 defeat against a much bigger and stronger Synergy U17’s.Nelson has no U17s on the team as the club is filled with younger players.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2016)–Fresh off an impressive gate to wire triumph June 18 at Belmont Park, 8-year-old gelding Obviously, along with 4-year-old Om, head a deep and competitive field of 10 three year olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) at Santa Anita, which will serve as a major prep to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile here on Nov. 5. Frank Conversation–Rafael Bejarano–118Joe Bay–Santiago Gonzalez–121Patriots Rule–Joe Talamo–121Om–Gary Stevens–123Ed Johnson–Martin Garcia–118Hootenany–Julio Garcia–121Express Himself–Victor Espinoza–121Obviously–Tyler Baze–121Perfectly Majestic–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–121Vyjack–Flavien Prat–121First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit OM: Trained by Dan Hendricks, this 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Munnings comes off a solid second, beaten a half length, in the Grade II, Del Mar Mile (turf) Handicap Aug. 21 and will also hope to use the City of Hope as a springboard to a start in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Although winless from three starts this year, Om showed marked improvement at Del Mar, posting a career high 105 Beyer. With regular rider Gary Stevens up, Om will hope to ration his speed with Obviously drawn outside of him. Owned by the Sareen Family Trust, Om is 13-5-2-3 and has earnings of $614,845. OBVIOUSLY: Trained by Phil D’Amato, Irish-bred Obviously has ranked among the nation’s top turf milers for the better part of five racing seasons. Off as the 2-1 favorite in the Grade III, one mile turf Poker Stakes June 18 at Belmont, Obviously made an easy lead under Jose Lezcano and cruised to a 3 ¾ length win while earning a career tying top Beyer Speed figure of 108. Tyler Baze will try his hand for the first time on Saturday as Obviously shoots for his fifth win from 13 starts on the Santa Anita turf en route to what his connections hope will be a fourth try in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (turf). Owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, Obviously has 9-17 at a mile on grass and sports an overall mark of 27-12-6-3, with earnings of $1,747,751.center_img HOOTENANY: Lightly raced since taking the one mile, Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita on Oct. 31, 2014, trainer Wesley Ward’s 4-year-old colt by Quality Road comes off a come from behind win in a one mile turf allowance at Belterra Park in Cincinnati, Ohio and may find the City of Hope pace situation to his liking. With Obviously and Om signed on, it would seem a swift early cadence would be assured. Veteran jockey Julio Garcia is scheduled to ride Hootenany back for owners Smith, Magnier and Tabor. Unbeaten in two turf mile starts, Hootenanny is 11-5-2-1 overall with earnings of $834,671. THE GRADE II CITY OF HOPE MILE IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTSRace 8 of 10                                                                                                        Approximate post time 4 p.m. PSTlast_img read more

Cross border location to be major selling point in US, NW City Region say

first_imgThe North West City Region’s unique strategic cross border location will be one of the strong selling points for the seven companies from across the Donegal, Derry and Strabane Council areas that travel to the US next month as part of a high-level trade and investment delegation.The companies travelling from Donegal are EKO Chute, MMG Welding and Wild Fuschia Bakery while O’Neill’s International Sportswear, Humanity Cosmetics, Learning Pool and Visual Edge will also be taking part.The Trade and Investment mission will be led by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Councils and will include third level and further education providers and development organisations including the Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, the North West Regional College, Donegal ETB and Catalyst. The trade and investment mission will run from 11 to 15 November. It will build on the strong political, economic and cultural linkages already established in Boston and Philadelphia with the North West City region and will be an opportunity to further reach out to the Irish diaspora.Picture includes seven companies from across the Donegal, Derry and Strabane Council areas will travel to the US next month as part of a high-level trade and investment delegation. Front row: Sian McCann, Wild Fuschia Bakehouse; Eibhlin McGuinness, MMG Welding; Rob Rae, Littus Consulting; Ian Friel, Visual Edge and back row: Gerard Floyd, Humanity Cosmetics; Laverne O’Donnell, Derry City and Strabane District Council; Christopher Reid, Humanity Cosmetics; Francis Burns, Eko Chute.Speaking ahead of the visit and welcoming the confirmation of the seven local companies, An Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Nicholas Crossan said he welcomed the inclusion of local companies in the trade mission. He said it provided them with the support to make real, lasting and worthwhile business and networking links.“This trade mission has real potential to not only showcase Ireland NW as an investment location but it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to strengthen the educational, political, cultural and diaspora connections we have with the US.“This is a very successful and unique collaboration between the two Councils and partners. We have enjoyed much success to date with three trade missions to Boston and two to Philadelphia and 40 companies availing of the support to develop exports into a new market. “In addition to strengthening our cross border business networks and developing strong civic links with Boston and Philadelphia, the delegation have successfully signed a MoU with the City of Boston, a MoU with NWRC and Philadelphia Community College and a MoU between NWRC and State of PA.”Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Michaela Boyle said the visit was particularly timely for the companies and partners to promote the NW city region’s unique strategic cross border location.She said: “This trade mission is a real opportunity for us to focus on our strengths in terms of location, talent and skills and support. It is our chance to really sell our location to the business community in the US, by educating them to the fact that post Brexit they can locate in our region and access both the North of Ireland and the EU.“We will be very positive in our approach to emphasise to potential investors the strong selling points we have in terms of our location, our talented skills base, our cultural compatibility and quality of life.”During the visit, the participating businesses will meet with key contacts, explore and understand opportunities in the US market, develop in-market networks and develop relationships with potential customers. The civic delegation will engage with industry influencers and leaders, meet with Philadelphia Council and attend a Philadelphia Diaspora event. While in Boston they will visit the Irish Immigration Centre, meet State representatives at the State House and attend the official launch of the Harvard GSD Visit Atlas for a City Region project as well as engaging with senior business executives.In addition to attending bespoke business to business meetings and engaging with potential investors and business connections, the delegation will attend a reception hosted by the Irish Consulate in Boston and be guests at the Golden Bridges Conference.Last year, Joule, a locally based fire engineering consultancy business, was one of a number of companies that took part in the trade mission.The company’s founding director John McColgan says the trade visit was a fantastic opportunity to look at new markets in the United States and his company’s participation was a very positive experience. He said: “Our participation in the trade delegation was hugely beneficial to us in that it provided us with opportunities to research the implementation of both our consulting business in Fire Safety and the rolling out of our digital fire safety platform, TFS Compliance.It was the first time we participated in a trade mission and we really made the most of this opportunity by meeting new clients, customers, distributors and showcasing our expertise and services to the US market.“It was a fantastic opportunity for us to promote the consulting and technology solutions we offer and the way in which we can digitalise the management of fire safety in our clients’ portfolios. Thanks to the trade mission we have registered a company in the US, are at an advanced stage in the distribution of our digital fire safety platform in North America and maintained and built upon many of the contacts we made and we look forward to working with them in the near future.”The US trade mission takes place from 11-15 November and is funded by the Irish Government and the Executive Office.For more information on the trade mission visit and follow the hashtag #IrelandNW19.Cross border location to be major selling point in US, NW City Region say was last modified: October 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County Councilnorth west city regionlast_img read more

Google with South African flair

first_imgDesré Buirski’s iGoogle designs feature the richly coloured shape of Africa on a dark brown background. (Image: iGoogle) Former president Nelson Mandela, wearing one of his trademark shirts, holds aloft the Fifa World Cup at the announcement that the tournament would take place in South Africa in 2010. (Image: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa) Images of the artists’ designs were projected onto buildings in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District on the launch night. (Image: Obscura Digital)Janine ErasmusThe Madiba shirt, a loose-fitting casual garment named for its most famous model, has become something of a fashion icon in South Africa and abroad. Desré Buirski is one of the designers responsible for the trend, having designed unique hand-painted silk shirts for former president Nelson Mandela since 1995. Now she has transferred her talents to the internet as one of more than 60 artists from around the world who were invited to design a theme for iGoogle.iGoogle is the personalised home page for users with a Google account. Users can customise it as they wish, adding weather, news, sport, recipes, calendars, horoscopes, reminders and other useful (or possibly not) applications to the page.Now iGoogle pages can be further decorated by adding an artist theme – Buirski’s design features rich earthy colours and a stylised map of Africa on several mastheads. The outline of Africa is appropriately filled in with a silk-like fabric design, and the masthead changes throughout the day with different parts of Africa showing up on the iGoogle page.Buirski is in distinguished company, joining renowned Australian designer Akira Isogawa, cartoonist and entertainer Rolf Harris of “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” fame, Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, cyclist Lance Armstrong, actor Jackie Chan, Australian photographer Anne Geddes, known for her enchanting baby photos, rock group Coldplay and fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, among many others.All have contributed unique and innovative themes to the project, allowing users to appreciate their artistry every time they go online. Marissa Mayer, a vice president at Google and the company’s first female engineer, said, “Google has become the doorway to the internet for a lot of people, so we want to make it feel more like an online living room.”A personalised Google experienceGoogle launched its offering of personalised themes on 1 May 2008 in one of New York’s most fashionable neighbourhoods, the Meatpacking District located in Manhattan. Over the next three days Google promoted its new artistic venture with a large-scale open-air art show that involved projecting animated images onto the facades of buildings, including hotels and restaurants, in the district. The internet search company also provided a lounge with computer stations where visitors could try out the themes for themselves.Buirski, as one of the featured artists, was present at the launch and saw her African-inspired design projected across the Manhattan skyline in view of thousands of people. She was overwhelmed by the experience, saying, “First creating a design and then seeing it projected across the skyline of a city like New York is quite mind-blowing.”Besides the customised artist themes, there are many other themes available ranging from interesting while not necessarily practical, such as the theme which tracks sunlight as it moves across the face of the earth, to frivolous. Users also have the option of designing their own themes but some programming knowledge is required.South African role in iGoogle art themesGoogle has a localised South African site that allows internet users to search the whole web or restrict their search to local websites. SA country manager and IT authority, Stafford Masie, commented on Google’s commitment to making South African users’ internet experience, in terms of content as well as customisability, as interesting as that of any other user worldwide. He added that the local Google team was proud to have played an active role in the launch.“iGoogle allows Google users to choose the content that they’re interested in seeing. It’s an easy way to make the world’s information useful and accessible, straight from a landing page,” said Masie. “And users in South Africa and across the world can now give their Google homepage a truly South African touch.”This is not the first time that Google and South African innovation have come together. South African organisation, which translates and localises open source software into South Africa’s 11 official languages, has had two of its products – Translate Toolkit and Pootle – included in the 2008 Google Summer of Code project. This is a collaborative programme that brings together students and mentors from 90 countries around the world to work during the US summer holidays on free open source software products, enhancing and modifying them.A Rainbow Nation fashion iconNelson Mandela gave new meaning to the word “casual” when he adopted the loose-fitting silk shirt as his personal symbol of style and wore it to even the most formal of events, in the presence of the world’s leaders, and to official functions. The Madiba tag is Mandela’s Xhosa clan name and is an honorary title adopted by elders of his clan.Buirski, who lived in the US for many years, was in Cape Town in February 1990. This was when Mandela stepped out of the gates of Victor Verster Prison in Paarl, Western Cape, as a free man after serving a 27-year prison term. She was inspired to create the free-flowing garment by the future president’s fresh and open approach to dialogue as he embraced the concept of the Rainbow Nation. She also resolved to return home to South Africa.Buirski created her first shirt in 1994 and managed to present it to one of Mandela’s bodyguards, who passed it on to the president. He wore it to the dress rehearsal of the opening of South Africa’s first democratic Parliament, thus setting a colourful fashion trend that has become instantly recognisable.Over the years Buirski has made more than 120 shirts for Mandela. The former president is widely admired – and sometimes criticised – for setting his own fashion rules, wearing what he feels comfortable in, and finding the stylish middle ground between Western formal wear and traditional African clothing. The revered statesman turns 90 in June 2008.Related storiesGoogle chooses SA code gurusUseful linksiGoogleGoogle South AfricaDesré Buirski’s iGoogle designThe Madiba shirtNelson Mandela’s biography at the Nobel Prize sitelast_img read more

Mitchell edges Nance Jr. to win slam dunk contest

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ “I wanted this so badly,” Mitchell said. “This is one of my favorite events of All-Star weekend. To not only be in it, but to win it, it’s crazy.”Before making his winning dunk, Mitchell peeled off his Jazz jersey and wore a vintage Carter jersey from the Toronto Raptors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMitchell — three inches shorter than the 6-foot-6 Carter — needed a score of 47 to beat Nance, and he got a 48 from the five judges: DJ Khaled, Mark Wahlberg, Chris Rock and Hall of Famers Julius Erving and Lisa Leslie.Nance, who was trying to win the contest 34 years after his father won it, had earned a perfect 50 with a dunk off a double alley-oop off the glass. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Mitchell advanced to the finals with a creative dunk in the first round that used his sister, Jordan, as well as Kevin Hart and the comedian’s son as props. For that dunk, Mitchell wore a Darrell Griffith Jazz jersey. Griffith participated in the first slam dunk contest in 1984.“I appreciate Kevin Hart coming out there and helping me out,” Mitchel said. “He’s my favorite comedian.”center_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View comments LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz competes in the 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPRookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday.Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr. by two points, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Vince Carter used to win the 2000 contest.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Asa Miller ranks 81st after Run 1 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Ottawa studies risk of pathogen transfers to wild sockeye from fish farms

first_imgVICTORIA – New research released by the federal government says there are minimal risks of farmed Atlantic salmon from British Columbia’s Discovery Islands transferring a deadly viral disease to wild sockeye making their way to the Fraser River.The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said Wednesday the findings are the first in a series of investigations to assess the risk of pathogen transfer associated with aquaculture activities to wild fish in the islands, which are near Campbell River on Vancouver Island.The department said management practices on fish health at the B.C. farms, including a vaccine that is 95 per cent effective, minimizes the risk.“This full detailed risk assessment is the first robust analysis that has ever been completed for examining population level effects of fish pathogen transfer from farmed fish to wild fish,” said Jay Parsons, the department’s director of aquaculture.The research was released as part of a science advisory report on Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, a disease that affects fish and trout raised in fresh and salt water.Parsons said the department will conduct risk assessments on nine other diseases known to impact farmed salmon.The risk assessments are part of the work it is doing to address recommendations in an October 2012 commission of inquiry report into the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River.Justice Bruce Cohen made recommendations for improving the future sustainability of the fishery including placing a freeze on net-pen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands until September 2020.Cohen also said the Fisheries Department should prohibit farms in the area completely if it concludes the operations pose more than a minimal risk to Fraser River sockeye.The B.C. government announced Wednesday it will review fish processing plants to ensure waste materials from the operations do not affect wild salmon stocks.Jeremy Dunn of the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association said the industry welcomes both government reviews and will co-operate fully.The area around the Broughton Archipelago off northern Vancouver Island has been the site of ongoing protests at Atlantic salmon farms this year by Indigenous people who say they fear the loss of wild salmon populations.last_img read more

Horgan says takeover of Trans Mountain does not reduce risk of spill

first_imgHe says Ottawa’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline does not reduce the risk of a spill.The province is asking the Appeal Court whether it has the right to regulate the transportation of hazardous substances inside its borders.Horgan says the fact the pipeline is about to be owned by a federal Crown corporation doesn’t affect the case. VICTORIA, B.C. — The politician leading the charge against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline says the fight will continue in court, regardless of who owns the project.British Columbia Premier John Horgan says the federal government’s decision to take over the pipeline from Kinder Morgan doesn’t change his government’s position and it will proceed with its reference case to the B.C. Court of Appeal.Horgan says the case was never about who owns the pipeline, but whether B.C. has the right to protect its environment from the impact of a bitumen spill.last_img read more