US trumps Asia in IPO issuance

first_img Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp US trumps Asia in IPO issuance whatsapp KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ After trailing Asia for the past two years, the US has reclaimed its place as the top region in terms of IPO issuance, according to a report from Renaissance Capital. This is despite 2011 being described as many as the year for emerging markets to dominate. In the the first two months of 2011, the US has had 24 IPOs, representing a rise of 85 per cent from the year-earlier period’s 13 deals, according to the report. The amount raised is up to $8.1bn from $1.9bn. The increase comes despite an overall slump in IPO?activity. There have been only nine IPOs outside the US larger than $100m in 2011. Yet in 2010, there were 19 for the same period. Thursday 24 February 2011 8:42 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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NetEnt targets Pennsylvania

first_img NetEnt wants its online casino games to be live in Pennsylvania from the launch of regulated internet wagering in the US state after applying to the local regulator for a supplier licence.NetEnt confirmed today (Wednesday) that it has filed an application with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to provide online table and slot games to operators.“We have enjoyed success in New Jersey and believe that this will continue in Pennsylvania,” NetEnt Americas’ managing director, Erik Nyman, said.“We will launch with a mix of our table games, video slots, jackpot games and unique features like free spins that have been greatly appreciated by our customers and their players. Our ambition is to be live in Pennsylvania as soon as the market opens.”Since Pennsylvania’s state legislature approved a bill to allow online casino gambling nearly a year ago, the state has been processing applications for separate online gambling licences for slots, table games and poker.With 11 of Pennsylvania’s 13 casinos having applied for iGaming licences, the PGCB is offering seven outstanding licences out of the 39 initially available to out-of-state operators, with the window for applications set for October 15-31.The PGCB told iGamingBusiness.com last week that a “co-ordinated launch” of online wagering in the state “is likely to happen if not towards the end of this year, then early next year”.However, the regulator added that the launch date was dependent on awarding licences to casino suppliers, as well as the operators themselves.NetEnt noted that Pennsylvania is the second largest US state to regulate online casinos and the fifth largest state by population overall, with almost 13 million inhabitants. The company added that the state’s track record for land-based gambling suggested that players generate “relatively high gross game revenue per capita”.In other news, the PGCB’s latest Fantasy Sports Contests Revenue Report, published yesterday, underlined the dominance of DraftKings and FanDuel in the state, with adjusted revenue of $502,000 and $424,000 respectively in August accounting for more than 98% of Pennsylvania’s daily fantasy sports market. Topics: Tech & innovation NetEnt targets Pennsylvania AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Company gunning for supplier licence ahead of launch of online gambling in the state Tags: Online Gambling Regions: US Pennsylvania Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 19th September 2018 | By contenteditor Tech & innovation Email Addresslast_img read more

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Bridge House / Wilfred John Oskar Armster

first_imgCopyAbout this officeWilfred John Oskar ArmsterOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasAnn ArborHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on December 23, 2010Cite: “Bridge House / Wilfred John Oskar Armster” 23 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?桥住宅 / Wilfred John Oskar Armster是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Photographs:  Curt ClaytonText description provided by the architects. The Bridge House horizontally nestles into its surrounding. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and designed by Wilfred John Oskar Armster, the home blurs the lines of interior and exterior through window location, materials, and open air spaces. Follow the break for more photographs and drawings.Save this picture!© Curt ClaytonRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsThe Bridge House received a 2009 AIA Connecticut Built Design Award.  The jury commented, “The building is all about careful, artful siting. It has a taut simplicity. The way it sits in the landscape and the landscape itself are perfect. It is all about place. It looks like a big slab of granite, but Save this picture!© Curt Claytonone that is not hitting the ground. The building illustrates the fact that you do not have to spend a lot of dollars for an excellent project.”Save this picture!© Curt ClaytonProject gallerySee allShow lessCloset House / ConsextoArticlesAD Round Up: Most tweeted articles of 2010Articles Share United States Bridge House / Wilfred John Oskar Armster Bridge House / Wilfred John Oskar ArmsterSave this projectSaveBridge House / Wilfred John Oskar Armster Houses CopyHouses•Ann Arbor, United States Save this picture!© Curt Clayton+ 14 Share “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Wilfred John Oskar Armster Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/98422/bridge-house-wilfred-john-oskar-armster Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/98422/bridge-house-wilfred-john-oskar-armster Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

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Indiana Farmers Remain Open For Business

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Indiana Farmers Remain Open For Business By Andy Eubank – Mar 24, 2020 Previous articleDo You Need Documentation to Travel for Essential Business?Next articleIndiana Farmers Remain Open For Business and Do You Need Documentation to Travel for Essential Business? on the HAT Wednesday Morning Edition Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Remain Open For Business SHARE SHARE Indiana-Ag-open-for-businessThe message from Indiana farmers and their commodity organizations during this challenging time for Hoosiers is that agriculture is open for business. The production and supply of food is considered critical infrastructure, so agriculture businesses and workers are essential. CEO of Indiana Corn and Soybean Courtney Kingery says they’re working to ensure a smoothly operating supply chain.“Agribusinesses know that they have the responsibility to keep food, feed, fuel supply chains moving,” she said. “We’ve been communicating with our congressional delegation and Governor Holcomb the importance of that essential critical infrastructure designation and how it must continue over the entire chain, and we’ve seen that.”Kingery said as planting season draws closer, current evidence says they will be able to operate as usual. That includes the availability of inputs.“We’ve been in conversations with our board members and we’re hearing no disruptions in any seed and crop protection supplies. One of our board members did report that he did receive a seed delivery last week, and several others have said that their seed deliveries are in-process. So, we’re continuing to deliver the chem and the seed inputs and the crop protection into the farmers. So, we see it for planting to be very much business as usual as much as we can, given the current situation.”Kingery added a personal message after spending many hours consulting with her farmer leaders.“I am so honored and blown away by the optimism of Indiana farmers and just prayers and good wishes that everyone continues to stay safe, their families stay safe, and the communities stay safe, because at the end we’re doing this for the people,” she said. “So it’s about let’s all stay safe through this and keep this food and fuel running. That’s why we’re here, to take care of people.”last_img read more

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Government urged to decriminalize press offences after a journalist gets three-month jail sentence

first_img December 12, 2013 Find out more Call for continuing transparency and dialogue in media law’s passage UruguayAmericas Reporters Without Borders condemns the three-month prison sentenced imposed on Gustavo Escanlar Patrone of the public TV station Canal 10 on 18 May for insulting a media baron, and calls on the authorities to set about decriminalising press offences even if it seems unlikely that the prison sentence will be confirmed on appeal. News Deputies pass amended broadcasting law, new challenge ahead UruguayAmericas RSF_en Organisation to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information April 4, 2014 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomes the adoption of the Broadcasting Communication Services Law News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the three-month prison sentenced imposed on Gustavo Escanlar Patrone of the Uruguayan public TV station Canal 10 on 18 May for insulting a media baron and urged the authorities to decriminalise press offences even if it seems unlikely that Escanlar will actually go to prison.“It is not our job to question the substance of the conviction,” the press freedom organisation said. “The plaintiff had a right to take offence at Escanlar’s comment on the air. But this kind of case should be heard in a civil court, not a criminal one, and we hope that it will at least result in steps being taken to change the law.”Reporters Without Borders added: “In the meantime, President Tabaré Vásquez should follow the lead taken by his Brazilian counterpart on 3 May, and by most of his other Latin American colleagues before that, by signing the March 1994 Declaration of Chapultepec on freedom of expression and information, which calls for the decriminalization of press offences.”A journalist known for being provocative, Escanlar was a guest on one of his own station’s talk-shows, “La Culpa es Nuestra” (We are to blame), 18 January. During the show he called one of the other guests, Argentine media owner Federico Fasano, “a son of a bitch.”Fasano, whose Multimedio Plural group includes the daily La República, the AM Libre radio station and the TV Libre television station, immediately sued Escanlar, demanding that he be sentenced to 18 months in prison, the maximum envisaged under Uruguayan law for defamation, an insult or “besmirching the honour of a foreign head of state.”During an initial hearing in Montevideo on 11 May, Escanlar acknowledged making the offending remark and refused to withdraw it. He even repeated it in a column posted on a website. Prosecutor Enrique Möller’s request on 15 May for a three-month prison sentence was accepted three days later by judge Roberto Timbal, eliciting an angry protest from the Uruguayan Press Association (APU).Escanlar’s lawyer immediately appealed. If Escanlar’s conviction is upheld, the worst that could probably happen is that he will be put on probation for one year, instead of a prison term. December 24, 2014 Find out more May 29, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to decriminalize press offences after a journalist gets three-month jail sentence News Follow the news on Uruguay Newslast_img read more

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John Muir High School Student Wins Prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Top of the News College Access Plan (CAP), a Pasadena nonprofit that provides free programs in college preparedness and success, has had the honor of supporting hundreds of underserved students who attend Pasadena’s public schools as they reach for their college dreams. This year, CAP assisted three students, Kimberly Mejia, Logan Patton, and Cecilia Valle, who were all selected as finalists for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS).Thousands of underrepresented minority students apply each year for the opportunities the GMS program offers. According to the GMS website, the program “selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.” Gates Scholars receive “personal and professional development through…leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.” (http://www.gmsp.org/).CAP is proud to announce that Kimberly Mejia has officially been named a Gates Scholar!Kimberly, who attends John Muir High School, first came to CAP as a freshman participant in CAP’s Footsteps to College leadership program, which encourages students to be leaders around the issue of college attendance at their school and provides participants with college readiness resources and individualized staff support. Logan and Cecilia began attending CAP as juniors, and all three students regularly attend CAP’s drop-in after school program at Muir, which runs in partnership with the PasadenaLEARNs after school program. The Gates application process includes writing eight personal essays and submitting transcripts and multiple recommendation letters, and all three students worked diligently through this challenge with support and cheering-on from CAP’s staff, their teachers, and their counselors.When she was named a finalist, Kimberly told CAP, “In December, I was on the verge of deciding not to finish the [Gates Millennium] application. It was a very intimidating application, but I received so much support from CAP. I can’t believe that I almost did not submit the application because now I am a finalist!”Now an official Gates Scholar, Kimberly, who has also won scholarships from the National Elks Foundation and was named an Edison Scholar, is deciding between UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as her top schools to attend next year. Logan is deciding between UCLA, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis, and Cecilia will attend Cal Poly Pomona as an Electrical Engineering major this fall.About College Access PlanCollege Access Plan is an independent 501c3 nonprofit that prepares underserved students to succeed in college. Through partnerships with PUSD, Pasadena LEARNs, and other local agencies, CAP provides no-cost drop-in college readiness advisement and topic-specific workshops on site at four PUSD high schools as well as at Washington Middle School. CAP’s programs are open to all students who aspire to Dream Bigger about their futures. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Education John Muir High School Student Wins Prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 27, 2015 | 2:26 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

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Innovative contactless water bottle filling stations unveiled in Limerick

first_imgWater station INNOVATIVE contactless water bottle filling stations has been installed in Limerick.The new bottle filling stations provide contactless, clean and safe water without the risk of touching high-use buttons that could increase the spread of infection.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Users can simply place a water bottle into the holder and the sensors will pick up on movement and activate the machine.To further reduce the potential spread of pathogens (micro-organisms that cause, or can cause, disease) the ‘no touch’ design prevents the bottle rim from coming into contact with the nozzle.The units have digital water flow meters with remote monitoring built in, which monitors the output to determine the amount of plastic water bottles, which have been prevented from entering circulation in Ireland.Four contactless drinking water fountains have been rolled out with support from Healthy Ireland Fund and Limerick European Green Leaf City 2020. The Healthy Ireland Fund is supported by the Department of Health and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.A fifth water fountain has been installed in Athea on behalf of Athea Tidy Towns with funding from the Limerick Local Community Development Committee’s Community Enhancement Programme.The locations are:Merchant’s Quay, Limerick City – beside the gate into St Mary’s CathedralAdare LibraryCivic Buildings and Courthouse complex in KilmallockThe Square, AbbeyfealeAthea VillageMayor of Limerick City and County Cllr Michael Collins said: “Limerick City and County Council is committed to establishing a network of public drinking water fountains to help reduce plastic waste. Reducing reliance on plastic and improving water sustainability is vital as we work to combat climate change and protect our environment and oceans.“This new installation has the added benefit of playing a vital role in protecting public health during the Covid-19 period. I know it will be well used and be of benefit to the Limerick citizens and visitors.”Eileen Humphreys, Healthy Limerick Coordinator said: “I am delighted to see this project come to fruition. It is a good example of collaborative work between Limerick City and County Council, Limerick Local Community Development Committee, the Government of Ireland, Healthy Ireland Fund and Pobal.Anne Goggin, Head of the Limerick City 2020 European Green Leaf Programme said “Preventing the use of single use plastic bottles was an important element of Limerick City’s European Green Leaf programme for 2020. The #EGLA2020Limerick team was delighted to support this contactless drinking water fountain project.“I hope that we will see new public developments across Limerick city and county include this type of feature into their designs in the future. This would result in more units being rolled out throughout the city and county and further combat the use of single use plastics.”Peter Wynne, Managing Director of Ecofil said: “The team at Ecofil is delighted to be working with Limerick City and County Council in the rollout of these new contactless bottle filling stations. During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, we temporarily decommissioned our units and worked on diversifying our product range to ensure we could continue to provide access to water in a safe way.“We believe that access to clean water in public areas is instrumental in the fight against single-use plastics. An analysis of 50 Ecofil public water stations in local authorities, conducted in 2019, found that 365,000 litres, or 730,000 bottles, are saved from landfill on an annual basis.”Helen O Donnell, Chair of Limerick City Centre Tidy Towns and Damien Ahern, Chair of Athea Tidy Towns welcomed the units and emphasised that the contactless water fountains will form part of their Tidy Towns’ applications in 2021 under the sustainability category – reducing the dependency on single use plastics.#EGLA2020 #EGLALimerick2020#HealthyLimerick#HealthyIreland WhatsApp LimerickNewsInnovative contactless water bottle filling stations unveiled in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – December 16, 2020 908 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Email Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSouthwest All-Stars, We Move The Needle coming to a screen near you soonNext articleFascinating insight into reaction to the Easter Rising in Newcastle West unveiled Meghann Scully center_img Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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Mairead Mc Guinness backs CETA deal

first_img Facebook Mairead Mc Guinness backs CETA deal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter WhatsApp EU leaders are hoping to sign off on the EU-Canada trade agreement following a breakthrough in a deadlock that had threatened its future.Yesterday the Belgian Prime Minister confirmed that all five regional parliaments in Belgium had finally agreed to the deal. The Walloon regional parliament initially rejected the accord, but a compromise was reached with them yesterday.It’s been opposed by a number of MEPs , including Matt Carthy, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Marian Harkin.However, the other Midland North West MEP, Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness says we have nothing to fear from the CETA deal…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/mcGuinceta.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleChildrens’ Ombudsman welcomes changes to RACE schemeNext articleFunding package launch to support “junior immersion” in Gaeltacht schools admin By admin – October 28, 2016 last_img read more

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W. Virginia teachers end strike as governor signs bill giving them 5 percent pay hike

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — West Virginia teachers and students could head back to class as early as Wednesday after the governor signed a bill which gives the educators a 5 percent pay hike and ends their nine-day strike.Gov. Jim Justice signed the bill at an afternoon news conference Tuesday, announcing the agreement also grants a 5 percent pay raise to all state employees.“I have always believed in education and believe it should be our centerpiece,” Justice said prior to signing the bill as he sat on a stage with lawmakers and teachers’ union officials standing behind him. “Today we are making an investment, we are making an investment in education.”He said he will also write a letter to the state superintendent asking for “flexibility” in the 180-day school requirement so that students and teachers won’t have to make up the nine days they were out of the classroom.“Our children have suffered enough. We need to return some sense of normalcy to the education process,” Justice said.The state Senate and House both voted unanimously to approve the bill.The 35,000 education employees walked off the job on Feb. 22, demanding higher pay and better benefits after the governor signed a 2 percent pay raise for next year. Justice reconsidered after an initial round of protests, and the House of Delegates later approved a 5 percent increase.But the Senate’s insistence on a 4 percent raise Saturday prompted the union to extend the strike.West Virginia teachers were among the lowest paid in the country, earning an average annual income of $45,240, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They had gone without a pay raise for four years.Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and AFT-West Virginia President Christine Campbell both praised the deal as a “victory.”“I’m proud to be in West Virginia today to stand with the educators and school personnel who stood strong and stood together to fight for what they need to do their jobs and stay in the profession, and for what their kids need to thrive,” Weingarten said in a statement.Campbell added: “The strike and its strong outcome should be seen as a shot across the bow to every lawmaker who may underestimate the support teachers have, the hard job they do and their willingness to stand up for what they deserve as they educate the next generation.”Earlier in the day, Justice announced on Twitter that a deal had been reached.“I stood solid on the 5% Teacher pay raise and delivered,” Justice wrote in his tweet. “Not only this, but my staff and I made additional cuts which will give all State employees 5% as well. All the focus should have always been on fairness and getting the kids back in school.”Justice said the pay raise will be paid for by reducing spending in other areas of state government.During the committee meeting earlier Tuesday, state Sen. Craig Blair said the deal included at $20 million spending reduction. He said cuts will likely be made to general services and Medicaid.But Justice noted the state’s Medicaid system ended the last fiscal year with a $173 million cash surplus.“There’s no need to worry one instant about a Medicaid cut,” Justice said. “We’re good there, we’re good.”Teachers said they were eager to get back to the classroom.“Hopefully this shows them we stand up for what we believe in,” middle school teacher Penny Light told ABC News. “When you truly believe in something, you can stand up for it — and the lawmakers work for us, not themselves.”Teacher Terry Moss added: “We’re very excited, ready to go back to school.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Millionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on suicide watch after being found injured in jail: Source

first_imgRick Friedman/Rick Friedman Photography/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Millionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, facing charges of federal sex trafficking, was placed on suicide watch after being found unresponsive and with injuries to his neck at a federal lockup in New York City, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the incident.Epstein, 66, was discovered injured on Tuesday in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where he is being held without bail, the source said.He was discovered with marks on his neck that appeared to be self-inflicted, the source said.He was medically evaluated before being returned to his jail cell and placed on suicide watch, according to a source with knowledge of the incident.The Bureau of Prisons, which oversees the Metropolitan Correction Center, is investigating the incident as a possible suicide attempt, the source said.“Jeffrey Epstein is currently housed at MCC New York and not in a local hospital as has been reported,” the Bureau of Prisons said in a statement released Thursday. “As with all inmates, for privacy and security reasons, we do not share information on an inmate’s medical status or their conditions of confinement.”Officials at the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, which is prosecuting Epstein’s sex trafficking case, had no comment.The incident came five days after U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman denied a request from Epstein’s attorney that he be released on bail, pending his trial.Berman made the decision over the objections of defense attorneys who had argued that Epstein was a “disciplined” defendant willing to pay a bond of $100 million or more.The judge also noted that during a search of Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, authorities found $70,000 in cash, an assortment of diamonds, and an expired Austrian passport with Epstein’s photo but not his name in a locked safe.Epstein has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually exploiting and abusing dozens of minor girls. He faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.The hedge fund manager — who at one time socialized with former President Bill Clinton, Great Britain’s Prince Andrew, and President Donald Trump — was arrested on July 6 for alleged sex trafficking of minor girls in Florida and New York. Some of the charges date back to the early 2000s.A team of law enforcement officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the New York Police Department (NYPD) took Epstein into custody at the Teterboro Airport in Bergen County, New Jersey, after he returned to the United States by private jet from France, sources told ABC News.In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution in a secret plea deal with federal prosecutors in Palm Beach, Florida, to avoid more serious federal sex trafficking charges. He received a 13-month jail sentence but was allowed out for work release 12 hours a day, six days a week. The deal, now under review by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility, also gave Epstein and any alleged co-conspirators immunity from further federal prosecution in the Southern District of Florida.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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