Bees Edge Aces

first_img Written by Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell May 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Edge Aces FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Dustin Ackley’s two-run single in the eighth inning helped the Bees edge the Reno Aces 5-3 at Smith’s Ballpark.Ackley broke a 3-all tie.  David Fletcher homered and tied the game in the seventh with an RBI single of his own.  Jeremy Rhoades got credit for the win and Eduardo Paredes notched the save.The Bees improved to 30-and-22 and open a series at Tacoma tonight.last_img read more

Estate agency founder ‘heartbroken’ over pilfering accountant

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Estate agency founder ‘heartbroken’ over pilfering accountant previous nextAgencies & PeopleEstate agency founder ‘heartbroken’ over pilfering accountantKendra Jacob sold business after she lost trust in people after a member of staff stole £7,850 over a four-month period.Nigel Lewis18th February 202102,072 Views An former estate agency owner in Nottinghamshire has told a court how an in-house accountant who stole money decimated her trust in people and led to sell the business.Kendra Jacob said her firm, Pure Estate Agents in Worksop, was trading well with eight members of staff including a £32,000-a-year accountant, Michael Twitty.But two years ago it transpired that Twitty had been stealing cash from the business which, when auditors later looked through its accounts, was found to have totalled £7,850.Witty was in substantial personal debt both then and now, owing £13,000.Jacob (pictured) told the court that Twitty’s stealing had destroyed her faith in people because she had trusted him ‘with everything’.She subsequently sold Pure and has taken a job with Martin & Co as a valuer.“It absolutely broke my heart. I thought he was a friend as well. It affected not just me but my family,” she told the court.“I was a very good employer as well. Any of them could have come to me and I would have helped them. It caused me to sell the business as well; I couldn’t trust anybody anymore”.Worksop born and bred, 49-year-old Jacob had built the estate agency business from scratch after leaving the industry temporarily during the 2007/8 financial crash.Whitty has admitted stealing the cash over a four-month period, reports Nottinghamshire Live.Judge Nigel Godsmark QC gave Twitty a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, with 100 hours of unpaid work.Read more about agent employees who steal. February 18, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

University to re-display removed Theresa May portrait

first_imgA portrait of Prime Minister Theresa May has been removed from the walls of the University’s School of Geography and the Environment.The portrait was put up last week as part of a celebration of the department’s female alumnae.However, after pressure from students, the portrait was taken down last night.The University has said that the portrait was taken down because it “was being obscured by posters bearing various messages.” According to the statement, the portrait “will be re-displayed so it can be seen as intended.”Theresa May was included in a series of portraits to celebrate high-achieving female graduates of @oxfordgeography. The portrait was being obscured by posters bearing various messages, so it was taken down and will be re-displayed so it can be seen as intended.— University of Oxford (@UniofOxford) May 8, 2018A Twitter account called ‘NotAllGeographers’ had been set up to protest the portrait.May, who graduated with a second-class degree from St Hugh’s in 1977, was originally one of twelve alumnae to feature prominently as part of the new display, which aimed to “aim to inspire the next generation of women geographers to aim high in their future careers. The portraits were nominated by current and former members of the department.https://twitter.com/andrewcdwyer/status/991354147617300481The School’s Equality and Diversity Officer, Claire Hann, who came up with the idea for the display, said: “The aim is to show that the achievements of the few selected women represent and are linked with the achievements of a much wider group of women geographers.“We’re keen to celebrate the successes of our women students and staff as much as those of men. It’s been great to reconnect with many of our past students through this project, and we hope it will inspire our current students as they pass by the display each day.”But ‘NotAllGeographers’ took issue with May’s inclusion.The group, whose name builds upon a hashtag used during the recent UCU strikes distancing current students from the vice chancellors who also studied geography, told Cherwell: “We are rightly proud of…the celebration of SoGE alumnae.“However, there was no consultation (at least with students) about the placing of Theresa May as one of the selected twelve larger portraits to celebrate women and Oxford geography (or the selection of photos for the wall).We are pleased to announce that the @theresa_may portrait has been removed from @oxfordgeography! Thanks for all your support! pic.twitter.com/QgIzki4XGD— NotAllGeographers (@NGeographers) May 8, 2018 “Clearly at a time when there are issues with the Windrush scandal and the handling of Brexit [she is] a contentious figure in a department with many EU citizens and decolonial scholars. “The main, and most basic, issue comes with the celebration of a sitting Prime Minister. Should a department align itself with the power of the day, when there are those who actively challenge it?“It is unprecedented to celebrate state power in such a way (regardless of one’s political affiliation).“For many geographers, the famous Doreen Massey being placed below her is also another kick in the teeth.”#NotAllGeographers have creatively intervened for geographers everywhere to challenge the installation of a Theresa May portrait in Oxford Geography without consultation of the student body (at least). This is unacceptable and does little to inspire confidence in critical thought pic.twitter.com/HqwMqaO56O— NotAllGeographers (@NGeographers) May 5, 2018The group had planned to circulate a petition demanding the portrait’s removal.‘NotAllGeographers’ also stuck up card around the portrait, and invited students to share their thoughts. One student wrote: “School of Geography and (Hostile????) Environment” [sic], while another message said: “Let in every refugee, throw the Tories in the sea.”In response, a counter-campaign took off, under the moniker #PutThePortraitBack.The School of Geography and Environment and Theresa May have been contacted for comment.last_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” JUNE 3, 2019

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.IS IT TRUE everyday members of our local law enforcement work many scenes of shootings several times every week?  …they also chase and apprehend suspects fleeing the scene of the shootings? …we are proud of our men and women in blue for help keeping our community safe from bad people?…the next time you see our first responders please give them five (5) “thumbs up” for doing a great job in protecting us?IS IT TRUE we want to commend Evansville Police Department media spokesman Jason Cullum for doing an outstanding job of keeping the public aware of the policing activities of the EPD?  …Jason Cullum is considered to be one of the top law enforcement media spokesmen in Indiana?IS IT TRUE several years ago we predicted when Ben Shoulders (D) was elected to the Vanderburgh County Commissioner the Commission will start conducting themselves in a non-partisan manner? …we are pleased that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners are making a well thought out decision based on “Good Policy Policy”? …that County Commissioners Cheryl Musgrave, Ben Shoulders, and Jeff Hatfield are making us glad that they were elected the “Three Mayors Of Vanderburgh County”?IS IT TRUE  it looks like the era of the Superintendent of EVSC schools always getting his way with the school board members may be coming to an end? …we give five (5) cheers to Ann Ennis for encouraging EVSC officials to adhere to the “Open Door and Freedom Of Information Laws”?IS IT TRUE that the McCurdy one million dollars plus water bill issue has been out of the news for a long time? …that the lawsuit between the City and the Kunkel Group won’t be coming to trial until January 2020? …the McCurdy is a classic example of how bad things can get when politics get in the way of business?  …that our City officials seemly fail asleep at the wheel during the refurbishment of this historic building? …if the Evansville water department would have done their due diligence by inspecting the installing of the water/sewer service open loop geothermal system at the time it was installed it would have been discovered and corrected?  …we also wonder if the McCurdy water and sewer bills payment are current?IS IT TRUE that last year Deaconess Hospital and Henderson Community Methodist Hospital formed a group called an “ACO?”  …that “ACO” is where referrals are preferably kept within the group and only certain doctors at Deaconess and Methodist are invited to be a part of that group?  …we wonder how the “ACO” referral group between Deaconess Hospital and Henderson Community Methodist Hospital is currently doing?IS IT TRUE that Deaconess Hospital is now advertising on TV that they are “A Deaconess Network Affiliate of Methodist Hospital?  …we wonder what this is all about?IS IT TRUE according to the Washington Post the average millennial net worth is $8,000 less than the previous generations?IS IT TRUE during his last year in office City Councilman John Friend, CPA sponsored a “separation of funds ordinance” in order to ensure that the City Controller would not manipulate general fund balances?  … upon the urging of the City Controller and the former City Council Finance Chairman, Dan McGinn the newly elected City Council voted to repeal this ordinance?  …we hear that the money collected from all income sources are now put into one (1) fund account which makes it extremely hard to track on how much money is in each city account on a weekly basis?  …could this be the main reason why key fund accounts haven’t been balanced for 10 out of 11 months last year?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that several local Democratic attorneys are vying to replace the current Evansville City Council attorney Josh Claybourn a Republican who lives in Newburgh? If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] IS IT TRUE if only the powers that be would have listened to past County Commission Dave Mosby, Vanderburgh County wouldn’t be experiencing today’s overcrowding problem at the county jail?IS IT TRUE we have been told because of the increases in the County Income Option Tax (CIOT) and the Wheel Tax that Vanderburgh County now has the money to fund a reasonable expansion of the county jail?IS IT TRUE that over the years that there has been talked about locating a “Slack Water Port” in the Evansville area?  …that the need for such a port is because many of our goods being shipped by containers?  …that many of thousands of containers arrive at the “Slack Water  Port” in Owensboro, Kentucky each week?  …we wonder why haven’t our elected city and county officials looked into developing a “Slack Water Port” in Evansville? Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Are you pleased that Ann Ennis is encouraging the EVSC officials to adhere to the “Open Door and Freedom Of Information Laws”? Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “OBITUARIES, LEFT JAB, AND RIGHT JAB,  BIRTHDAYS, AND HOT JOBS” posted in our sections.  Oh, You can now be able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. IS IT TRUE we would like to thank long-time supporter and friend Joe Wallace for his help with the City-County Observer during the time that our publisher was facing serious health problems?  …that Joe Wallace is a shining example of what true friendship is all about? EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

GOP Chairman Wayne Parke Calls For MUSGRAVE To Resign?

first_img Earlier this afternoon we learned that Vanderburgh County GOP party Chairman Wayne Parke demanded that County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave resign her position.In an e-mail statement he sent to Commissioner Musgrave Mr. Parke stated “that he doesn’t believe that Commissioner Musgrave is performing her County Commissioner responsibilities in the best interest of the Vanderburgh County citizens”  He went on to add that, ” Vanderburgh County needs people in office that unite-not a divider who has their own personal agenda.”He concluded that in his judgement,  Mrs. Musgrave has lost her credibility and trustworthiness to effectively serve as a County Commissioner.”This is a developing story.FOOTNOTE: We just posted ‘Readers Poll” question: Do you feel that County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave should heed GOP Chairman Wayne Parke call for her to resign? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

INTERVIEW: Ethan Cutkosky Talks Playing Carl In ‘Shameless’, Summer Camp, & Conspiracy Theories

first_imgEthan Cutkosky—also known as “Carl” from the Showtime series Shameless—is open about his love for live music. In addition to being spotted at Umphrey’s McGee concerts and numerous EDM shows, the 18-year-old actor has a special relationship with the beloved national music festival Summer Camp Music Festival. After attending Summer Camp for the first time in 2017, Cutkosky starred in a promo video for Scamp last November, announcing the dates for the 2018 edition of Summer Camp in a video and telling fans that the festival was the “best time of [his] life”, attributing the positive experience to the music, the vibe, and the amazing community.With Summer Camp on the horizon—the festival begins this week, spanning from May 25th to 27th—we caught up with Ethan Cutkosky, who is beginning rehearsals for the next season of Shameless. During his lengthy conversation with Live For Live Music, the actor talked about all sorts of things, ranging from Summer Camp and his favorite live shows and artists to conspiracy theories, his new clothing label, and more. Read our conversation below, and head to Summer Camp Music Festival’s website for more the full lineup, tickets, and more information!MLN: You’ve been spotted at a lot of different shows, and you’re a pretty known lover of live music. Can you talk about some of your favorite artists?Ethan Cutkosky: I’m into a bunch of things. It’s pretty interesting because Ian Goldberg, he’s the one that introduced me to a lot of going out to these shows. He owns Summer Camp Music Festival and helped make that what it is. I first started off going to a lot of EDM shows—Manic Focus, ProbCause, Big Gigantic—and just getting introduced into very well-produced music. Music that had very very good quality, very good people—just well-energized music, as opposed to a lot of stuff that’s going on these days.I see my friends going out, especially down to like Canopy [Club] and shit—it’s just a great time. So, last year, that was the first time I’d ever been to Summer Camp, and that was just amazing. We were running through the mud after all the thunderstorms, but I loved every second of it.MLN: Had you been to music festivals before Summer Camp?EC: Yeah, I’ve been to a few. Summer Camp was kind of my first real, decent one. I wasn’t a big fan of Lollapalooza.MLN: What about Summer Camp sets it apart in your mind?EC: Everybody there is a true family. Say somebody recognizes Shameless there—they aren’t going to go out and freak out, they’re going to give you a hug. At the very end of the day, that’s somebody that you’re going to want to chill with. Somebody, whether they are recognizing you for the work you’ve done or whatever, they’re still going to want to treat you like a family member at the end of the day, because you’re at a family fuckin’ festival where everybody’s trying to have fun.MLN: Going off that, with the live music and festival communities being so tight-knit and close, how does that differ from other communities you might be in, such as the acting community? Do you feel like there are similarities and differences there?EC: There is, and there isn’t. I think that this community is a very different one than the hip-hop industry even. The whole hip-hop industry is a newcomer too, but there’s a lot of big game players in it. People are all trying to get this snatch at it, trying to do this and that, and wanting it to go one way, and then another way. I think acting is a lot like that too, but it’s a little more hush-hush—maybe hush-hush isn’t the right word, but it’s more subtly kept that it’s kind of like that. Whereas, like, with the live-music family, everybody kind of wants the same thing out it: To fuckin’ go to a show and have fun with it.MLN: What are some of your favorite shows that you’ve been to?EC: Hm, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Manic Focus, Gramatik, let’s see… Moe., Umphrey’s [McGee], who else? Um, those are both jam bands. With hip-hop, I just went to see Flatbush Zombies in Chicago, and that was honestly one of the best shows—hip-hop or anything—I’ve ever been to. In my head, it was like something your parents tell you about—it was like Pink Floyd back in the fuckin’ day because of the fuckin’ energy! It was the craziest fuckin’ energy show, and I knew every word to every song.Umphrey’s McGee – “In the Flesh” > “Another Brick In The Wall”[Video: SummerCampFest]MLN: How do you find the time to see all this music and also balance your job and whatever else you have going on?EC: I sometimes have got to hiatus, but, I mean, usually shows are at night, so it works out pretty much in my favor. There is actually a lot of stuff that I’ve actually missed due to my scheduling, like I’ve never been able to make it to Electric Forest or anything, Okeechobee, when all my friends are going. Like, I just barely made it to Summer Camp.MLN: Are you going to be able to make it back to Summer Camp this year?EC: I’m definitely trying to. Definitely.MLN: Going back, when you mentioned moe. and Umphrey’s, they’re both jam bands, but it seems like a lot of the artists you’ve listed are more EDM-minded. What drew you to expand from electronic music to jam bands. How did you find them?EC: One of our friends is in a pretty good jam band that’s coming up and getting known. If you want to give them a little shout out, they’re called The Giving Moon. It’s my friend’s band, so I grew up with those guys, and they kind of, like, always were an influence on music, especially for all of our friends. So I’ve always had a taste or appreciation for jam-band music, even down to like Pink Floyd, which is very good classic music.Actually, one band that I forgot to mention that was fuckin’ great at Summer Camp was Claypool Lennon Delirium—holy shit. They are fuckin’ sick, because I love how dark they are but yet it’s still kind of a jam band. But yeah, so I always have that in me to try to appreciate all types of music.Claypool Lennon Delirium – “Boris the Spider”/ “Satori”/”Court of Crimson King” – Summer Camp 2017[Video: champaignunderground]MLN: From Summer Camp, what were your favorite sets last year?Ethan Cutkosky: Let’s see… Gramatik, Claypool, Cherub. Pretty Lights is fuckin’ nuts. Actually, you can’t even say Cherub, because I think it was just Jason [Huber]. But yeah, just all the Red Barn sets were fuckin’ nuts. That’s the first time I’d ever been to the Red Barn.MLN: What are some of your wildest memories from Summer Camp that you’d be willing to share?EC: Um, when we were all crawling through the mud and everything at night after it had just stormed. It was when the storm was happening on the second day. We all had our camps set up, and there were thunderstorms everywhere, and it was just brutal rain. And it just started fucking coming down, and nobody was prepared for those… Like the whole fucking camp just turned into pretty much just mudslides.MLN: Since we’re talking about getting into live music with your friends, and it seems like y’all are still pretty close, how long have you been going to shows, and what about live music draws you in?EC: I think it’s the energy—that you can go out there, you can meet good people, you can have fun. In those environments, you start to realize that everybody just kind of wants one thing. Like as long the artist is spittin’ love and everybody’s dancing to that, what else is there to fuckin’ care about? It’s just like, at that point, all the other problems just kind of cease to exist, and you’re just there with a bunch of people, and the possibilities are endless as to what you can do with people.MLN: Are there any bands that you discovered through going to Summer Camp that you weren’t necessarily familiar with before but now are into? EC: Well, [Les] Claypool is definitely one of them. Then, moe. and Umphrey’s, I definitely was put on more when I saw them live. I mean, Summer Camp was just a great festival. Ganja White Night was somebody that I didn’t really listen to that much before, though I knew about them, but, holy shit, after I saw ’em live, I couldn’t get enough.Ganja White Night – Summer Camp 2017[Video: Mother of All Bass]MLN: Let’s shift gears for a second. First of all, when did you get into acting and is that something that you think you’re planning on pursuing for the foreseeable future?Ethan Cutkosky: Well, I started acting when I was around four years old in Chicago. I started working on Shameless when I was around ten years old and kind of grew up on it. I’m 18 now, so growing up on the show and going back in forth through high school and then turning 18 and realizing there’s a career to be done if I want to, but also, I’m not necessarily somebody that lives and breathes acting. Like that’s not the only thing that I can see myself doing. I love it, I’d love to keep acting, but there’s other stuff I’m going to do. Like I just opened up my own clothing brand called Khaotic Collective.MLN: What inspired that?EC: I’ve been drawing out like schemes for skating brands since I was in, like, sixth grade. I’ve been skating since I was in second grade, so it’s the only fucking sport I’m good at. I’m a skater. So, I’ve always wanted to have a skating brand that influences kids that are into the same shit I am. The fuckin’ same grind market, but not talking about stupid shit, you know what I mean? So, I wanted to create something based on all the stuff I love but also based on consciousness and trying to bring people together. So I have a brand based around becoming conscious of your subconscious and promoting that through its artwork, through whatever way I’m gonna try to funnel this through.MLN: Do you think that this focus on consciousness and subconsciousness comes at all from being an actor and how acting requires that you remove yourself from yourself? EC: Sometimes, I have seen that and I’ve thought about that in the same sense, but personally, I’ve always been interested in consciousness and metaphysics since the day I was born. I’ve always been staring at the sky for UFOs, always talking about conspiracy theories, and shit like that—just wondering about the extraterrestrials of human abilities. That’s where my interest has really come from, wanting to answer deep questions of life and really fuckin’ getting deep within yourself.MLN: What’s a conspiracy theory that you strongly believe in?EC: There’s a bunch, but I’m trying to think of one that’s gonna fuckin be like, “Whoa.” [pauses] Hm, I don’t know if I should say that one actually. [pauses] There’s… Eh, this isn’t going to be that interesting, but I’ll just say it anyway. The whole Stranger Things plot is supposedly based on a government project that happened back in the ’80s based on the US Philadelphia experiment.MLN: What’s that?EC: I’ve studied that one for years, and I knew about it before the script even came out. So, when I read the script, I was like, “Holy shit, they’re doing a fuckin’ thing on this.” So basically, the US Philadelphia experiment was a supposed experiment by the US Airforce or Navy where they tried to cloak everything on their ships for World War II. But in a sense, with their energy accelerator, they were able to disassemble people’s particles and reassemble them in a different space and time. But all that radiation is not meant to be handled by someone just, like, of flesh—like it’s just fuckin’ insane. So this is the supposed thing that they did, and they discharged all the people— There’s a lot of weird videos on this online. I would suggest looking it up because it is definitely worth the research.But, so, in Stranger Things, you know how they use Eleven to breach in different dimensions? So that’s basically the plot, that they realize that they can use space and time at their own will and that they use kids and broke down people… It basically breached MK-Ultra.MLN: What is that?EC: MK-Ultra is actually a true thing that has been identified by our government that we did do. It was a project for mind control. We would use LSD to break down people’s subconscious so we could reprogram their consciousness.MLN: That’s pretty wild. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to move on, but I’ll definitely look into it. Next up, for your character on Shameless, Carl, are there any qualities of his that you relate to?EC: I couldn’t say too much. Maybe, as a kid, I thought I related to him a lot more, just like the mischievous aspect of him. Definitely when I was younger, just kind of being a mischievous little fuck. But, yeah, nothing like too much. Like nothing that I could say really say, like, “Yeah, that’s something me and him have in common.”MLN: Do you ever hang out with your other cast members from Shameless?EC: Yeah, sometimes. I hang out with Emma [Kenney] a lot—she’s the one who’s my age. And then, you know Jeremy [Allen White], who plays Lip? He lives over by me.MLN: Do you share any musical tastes with any of them? Or with any of your actor friends?EC: I would say Emma and I have pretty similar musical tastes. Jeremy, he likes a lot of hip-hop artists, so we share artists in hip-hop. But I’d say I’m probably the only one who can go grind on some EDM. I’m the only to go headbang.MLN: Could you see any of them coming to a show or festival with you?EC: I could, but are they gonna headbang? I don’t know. At shows, I’m trying to go a little hard, enjoy myself.MLN: Yeah. If you could bring any of your non-jam band actor friends to Summer Camp, which one would it be? Even if it’s just to see them in that environment?EC: I definitely think it would be interesting to see Emmy Rossum at a headbanger event… Or see Bill Macy there—like at a Bassnectar show. That would be a funny thing. Very out of their realm.Summer Camp Music Festival will return to Chillicothe, Illinois, this weekend, with three days of moe. and Umphrey’s McGee, plus two sets of Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, and sets from Diplo, Slightly Stoopid, STS9, Tipper, RL Grime, Tycho, Cypress Hill, Greensky Bluegrass, Action Bronson, and many more. Head over to Summer Camp’s website here for more information and tickets!last_img read more

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

first_imgTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioters have set blazes in the center of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures. Officers responded with tear gas and water cannon and arrested at least 55 people. Police in the capital of Amsterdam also used a water cannon to disperse an outlawed demonstration against the lockdown on a major square ringed by museums. Video showed police spraying people grouped against a wall of the Van Gogh Museum. In Eindhoven, 125 kilometers (78 miles) south of Amsterdam, a central square near the city’s main railway station was littered with rocks, bicycles and shattered glass.last_img read more

Norway sovereign funds dumps coal-heavy PacifiCorp bonds

first_imgNorway sovereign funds dumps coal-heavy PacifiCorp bonds FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Norway’s central bank, which manages the country’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, has sold its holdings of bonds issued by PacifiCorp, a U.S. utility owned by Warren Buffett, in its latest round of ethical and environmental divestitures.Norges Bank said it has excluded PacifiCorp from the portfolio of the Government Pension Fund Global, widely ranked the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, because the company derives more than 30% of its business from coal.The central bank also placed PacifiCorp’s parent company, Berkshire Hathaway Energy and fellow subsidiary MidAmerican Energy Co. under observation, meaning they could also be excluded from the fund’s portfolio in the future.As of the end of 2017, the Norwegian fund owned $164 million in bonds in Berkshire Hathaway Energy, $129 million in PacifiCorp, and $33 million in MidAmerican, according to the Financial Times.Norges Bank also excluded Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. from the fund’s portfolio over coal use.More ($): Norway’s sovereign fund ditches Warren Buffett-owned utility over coal uselast_img read more

Mobile banking’s newest player: selfiepay

first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An Atlanta-based mobile wallet service provider, called “selfiepay,” announced its official launch exclusively to CU Times Tuesday. The application allows users to sign in to its service simply by snapping a photo.The startup, which applied for a trademark for the name “selfiepay,” originally participated in a 2012 accelerator program backed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Google Venture Startups. It is now conducting private beta testing with several Atlanta-based companies using facial recognition – plus one other form of biometric capture that will be unveiled soon, the startup said – for its mobile wallet service. continue reading »last_img read more

FINA: Comparison of the results of entrepreneurs in tourism at the level of Continental and Adriatic Croatia in 2018

first_imgAccording to the business results of Croatian entrepreneurs in 2018, ranked according to the NUTS-2 level, in total there were 82.243 entrepreneurs in Continental Croatia, and 48.874 in Adriatic Croatia, according to FINA data. As expected, a larger number of entrepreneurs operated in Adriatic Croatia in the area we colloquially call tourism, and consequently there were more employees, 28.908 in Continental Croatia, and 46.242 in Adriatic Croatia, higher revenues (2,4 times higher than in income of entrepreneurs in tourism in Continental Croatia), the profit for the period is 3,5 times higher than in entrepreneurs in tourism in Continental Croatia and the calculated 43,7% higher average monthly net salary of employees in entrepreneurs in Adriatic Croatia compared to those in Continental Croatia . Source: Fina The average monthly net earnings of persons in paid employment in Adriatic Croatian enterprises (HRK 5.430) were 2,8% lower than the average monthly calculated earnings of persons in paid employment at the level of all Croatian enterprises (HRK 5.584), and in the case of continental Croatian tourism enterprises the average the monthly salary (HRK 3.778) was 32,3% lower, according to FINA data. In terms of total revenues in Adriatic Croatia, the best are PLAVA LAGUNA dd, MAISTRA dd and VALAMAR RIVIERA dd, and in Continental Croatia HUP-ZAGREB dd and GLOBALNA HRANA doo  Source: Finacenter_img In Adriatic Croatia, the most successful entrepreneur in the industry was PLAVA LAGUNA dd, which reported a net profit of HRK 308,4 million (17,5% of net profit in the area of ​​activity I in the Republic of Croatia). MAISTRA dd is in second place with a net profit of HRK 282,8 million (16,1% of net profit in the area of ​​activity I in JH). The most successful entrepreneur in terms of the amount of reported profit for the period in the field of activity I – Provision of accommodation and food preparation and serving, in Continental Croatia was HUP – ZAGREB dd which showed HRK 79,2 million (share of 42,8% in net profit in the field And in KH). In second place is GLOBALNA HRANA doo with HRK 38,3 million profit for the period (share of 20,7% in net profit in the area of ​​activity I in KH). Interestingly, the monthly net salary in tourism is lower on average Out of the total number, 5.701 entrepreneurs were in the field of activity I – Providing accommodation and food preparation and serving, which had their registered office in Continental Croatia (share of 6,9% in the total number of entrepreneurs in Continental Croatia), and 6.392 entrepreneurs in Adriatic Croatia (share of 13,1% in the total number of entrepreneurs in Adriatic Croatia). last_img read more