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Statue of World War II sailor kissing woman vandalized days after man in iconic photo dies

first_imgSarasota Police Department(SARASOTA, Fla.) — A statue inspired by the iconic photograph of a World War II sailor kissing a woman in Times Square, New York City, was vandalized just days after the sailor in the photograph died.The “Unconditional Surrender” statue in Sarasota, Florida, had “#MeToo” emblazoned in red spray paint on the woman’s left leg, a photograph released by the Sarasota Police Department shows.Police were called to the scene at around 12:53 a.m. Tuesday but did not find any cans of spray paint in the area, according to a press release.Nothing else in the area was spraypainted or defaced, police said.There are no known witnesses to the crime and there is no available surveillance video in the area, according to authorities.The damage is estimated to cost about $1,000 to fix.The sailor in the photograph, George Mendonsa, died at the age of 95 on Sunday after he had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, The Providence Journal reported.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Migration timing and routes, and wintering areas of Flammulated Owls

first_imgDetermining patterns in annual movements of animals is an important component of population ecology, particularly for migratory birds where migration timing and routes, and wintering habitats have key bearing on population dynamics. From 2009 to 2011, we used light-level geolocators to document the migratory movements of Flammulated Owls (Psiloscops flammeolus). Four males departed from breeding areas in Colorado for fall migration between ≤5 and 21 October, arrived in wintering areas in Mexico between 11 October and 3 November, departed from wintering areas from ≤6 to 21 April, and returned to Colorado between 15 and 21 May. Core wintering areas for three males were located in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt Mountains in the states of Jalisco, Michoacán, and Puebla in central and east-central Mexico, and the core area for the other male was in the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains in Tamaulipas. The mean distance from breeding to wintering centroids was 2057 ± 128 km (SE). During fall migration, two males took a southeastern path to eastern Mexico, and two males took a path due south to central Mexico. In contrast, during spring migration, all four males traveled north from Mexico along the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains to the Rio Grande Valley and north through New Mexico. The first stopovers in fall and last stopovers in spring were the longest in duration for all males and located 300–400 km from breeding areas. Final spring stopovers may have allowed male Flammulated Owls to fine tune the timing of their return to high-elevation breeding areas where late snows are not uncommon. One male tracked in both years had similar migration routes, timing, and wintering areas each year. Core wintering and final stopover areas were located primarily in coniferous forests and woodlands, particularly pine-oak forests, suggesting that these are important habitats for Flammulated Owls throughout their annual cycle.last_img read more

U.S. coal companies continue to lose market value

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The 12 largest publicly traded U.S. coal producers lost 16.6% of their total market value since September 2018, with just one seeing an increase during the period. The companies’ total market capitalization was $12.68 billion on Sept. 27, 2018, and $10.58 billion as of Jan. 8, 2019, according to data compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Natural Resource Partners LP, the only gainer, grew 31.1% during the period, from $364.3 million to $477.6 million.The companies’ value ranking remained consistent from a few months ago, with Peabody Energy Corp., Alliance Resource Partners LP and Arch Coal Inc. taking the top three top spots. Market capitalization in the sector is still down significantly from 2011, when Peabody led the publicly traded producers with $19.68 billion in value.Westmoreland Coal Co., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October 2018, experienced the largest decline in market value, falling 88% to $300,000. The company is seeking to sell some of its noncore assets and plans to have its lenders act as a stalking horse bidder and take the core assets in exchange for the company’s debt if there are no better offers.Cloud Peak Energy Inc.’s value dropped by $151.3 million over the period to $29.1 million, an 83.9% decrease. Cloud Peak, one of the largest publicly traded companies to avoid bankruptcy in recent years, was removed from the S&P SmallCap 600 on Jan. 3 and warned by the NYSE on Dec. 26, 2018, that its stock was below the minimum threshold to continue listing on the exchange.Peabody was valued about $1.07 billion higher than Alliance as of Jan. 8 but saw a much larger drop, falling 24.2% compared to a 6.4% decline for Alliance. More ($): Market value of top 12 US coal producers down $2.11B since Q3’18 U.S. coal companies continue to lose market valuelast_img read more

OpenMic entertains, educates

first_img continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When you tune into GTE Financial Credit Union’s OpenMic on YouTube, you’ll find employees chatting about credit basics and the home-buying process, sharing tips on completing a scholarship application—and nailing a mannequin challenge and the Harlem Shake.This combination of financial education and employees having a good time is intended to “put a face to a name” of credit union staff engaging members and prospective members via their favorite social media channels, says Brian Best, president/CEO of the $1.9 billion Tampa, Fla., GTE Financial credit union.Online videos developed by GTE Financial CU’s internal marketing team are also posted to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.“Overall, our social media strategy is to communicate with our members instantly and efficiently, while creating positive brand recognition,” Best says. “Our social media channels, especially Facebook and YouTube, are used so frequently, and by such a wide demographic, it would be unfortunate to overlook such a valuable channel.”last_img read more

Three East Java students arrested for ‘inciting fight against capitalism’

first_imgMalang city police chief Comr. Leonardus Simarmata said they had confiscated several items of evidence, including two pieces of cardboard emblazoned with the words “Tegalrejo Melawan” (Tegalrejo Resists), motorbikes, three helmets, black spray paint and three cellphones from the suspects.Asep said the three students had been charged under Article 160 of the Criminal Code on public incitement, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment.”MAA was the initiator who bought the spray paint and wrote on the walls with SRA. AFF’s role was overseeing the activity,” he said.Read also: Books seized, five arrested as police claim anarcho-syndicalists plan mass looting in Java The three have been detained at the Malang Police’s detention facility since Monday, Asep added.The Surabaya Legal Aid Institute (LBH) criticized the arrest of the three students, who they claimed were apprehended by the police and named suspects based on mere speculation.Lukman, a member of LBH Surabaya advocacy team stationed in Malang, said that the three students were arrested at 8 p.m. on Monday by five police officers who accused them of involvement in an anarcho syndicalist group.The students are activists who often took part in Kamisan protests — a weekly silent protest held every Thursday to demand state action on human rights abuses — including in assisting Tegalrejo farmers in Malang regency to defend their land against a corporation, he said.He also opposed the police’s charges against the three students.”We demand the three activists be released immediately because their arrests were flawed. This is a violation of justice,” he said.Topics : Three student activists in Malang, East Java, have been arrested for alleged vandalism with the intention of inciting the public.National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Asep Adi Saputra said on Wednesday that the three students, identified as MAA, 20, SRA, 20, and AFF, 22, had allegedly damaged property by writing provocative words on walls in six locations.“They aimed to incite the public to fight against capitalism, which, according to them, is endangering the people,” he said in a video published on the police’s Tribrata TV YouTube channel on Wednesday.last_img read more

Indonesia will be ‘ashamed’ if it is ‘made a fool of’ by fugitive Djoko Tjandra: Mahfud

first_imgMahfud’s statement comes after the minister met with officials from both organizations and other relevant institutions including the Home Ministry’s Population and Civil Registration Directorate General, the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s Immigration Directorate General and the Office of Presidential Staff (KSP).Mahfud said the Home Ministry and the Law and Human Rights Ministry would provide support in the form of population and immigration documents, while the KSP would assist with the necessary administrative instruments.Read also: Minister Yasonna claims no trace of Djoko Tjandra in immigration systemThe former Constitutional Court chief justice also said that the National Police and the AGO had expressed their determination to track down and arrest Djoko. Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has expressed optimism fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra can be tracked down and arrested, saying it should be an easy task for the police and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).“This country will be ashamed if it is made a fool of by Djoko Tjandra,” Mahfud said in a statement on Wednesday. “How is it that the powerful police cannot arrest him? How is it the powerful Attorney General’s Office cannot arrest him?”  “It should be an easy matter for them to arrest people like [Djoko]. It’s easy to sniff him out. If not, it would be outrageous,” he said.Djoko Tjandra was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and ordered to pay Rp 546 billion (US$54 million) in restitution by the Supreme Court in 2009 for embezzling billions of rupiah from the state bailout fund during the 1998 Asian financial crisis.The high-profile corruption convict escaped to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, a day before the court announced the verdict.After being at large for more than a decade, Djoko has reportedly returned to Indonesia to file a review of his case, but his whereabouts remain unclear. He was absent from the first hearing in his case review on Monday.Mahfud said Indonesia would also reactivate its corrupt person hunting team to help track down Djoko. The team, which was formed during former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration, consists of  from the National Police and the AGO, who work under the coordination with the Law and Human Rights Ministry.Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal to back Mikel Arteta in transfer pursuit of Dayot Upamecano in January

first_imgAdvertisement Upamecano is a long-term target of Arsenal’s (Picture: Getty)Arsenal want Dayot Upamecano to be Mikel Arteta’s first signing and have made transfer funds available to the new Arsenal boss to complete the signing, reports say.Upamecano, 21, is regarded as one of the best centre-backs of his age in Europe and was subject of interest from Arsenal during the summer.RB Leipzig reportedly quoted Arsenal as much as £80million, but the Daily Mail claim the Gunners are ready to make a second approach for the defender.Arteta has demanded two centre-backs be signed in January amid mounting concerns about Arsenal’s current crop of defenders.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Arteta reflects on first loss as Arsenal boss against ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:49FullscreenArteta reflects on first loss as Arsenal boss against Chelseahttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reflects-loss-arsenal-boss-against-chelsea-2078002/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Calum Chambers also appeared to suffer a serious knee injury, which could keep him sidelined for the rest of the campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal’s collapse against Chelsea in the closing stages of the local derby highlighted the need for defensive reinforcements.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityClub chiefs want to back Arteta in his first window in charge and believe they can convince Leipzig to sell at a knockdown price.Upamecano has 18 months left on his current deal and Arsenal think they could snap up the Frenchman for just £40m.After the injury to Chambers, Arteta admitted the club would now re-evaluate their transfer plans for January. Chambers faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines if his knee injury is serious (Picture: Getty)‘We will discuss in the next few days, internally, where we can improve the squad,’ Arteta said after the game.‘Because at the moment we have a lot of injuries like I said.‘Some of them might be long term as well, so we have to adapt the plan.’ Coral BarryMonday 30 Dec 2019 11:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.7kShares Arsenal to back Mikel Arteta in transfer pursuit of Dayot Upamecano in Januarylast_img read more

Award for golf volunteer James Drury

first_img Teenage golf volunteer James Drury is putting something back into the sport he loves. The 18 year-old has clocked up more than 50 hours of his free time helping out at Gaudet Luce Golf Club in Worcestershire and his achievement has been recognised with a certificate and pin badge from England Golf. As well as supporting the work of PGA professional Russell Adams in running coaching sessions, the Droitwich Spa High School pupil has been helping younger members of the club make their mark. He has also been helping out at special sessions to help blind people get into golf by acting as a mentor. James said: “I started playing golf when I was 12 as my brother had just started and after my first lesson I came away thinking this is what I want to do. Both my parents also play, including my mum who only recently took up the sport. “Russell has been very supportive of me joining in on the coaching side. I have helped out with New2Golf practice evenings on the range, blind golf coaching sessions by pairing up with a blind person and their guide on the par 3 course, as well as girls’ county coaching sessions – Russell is the girls’ county coach. “I’ve also helped some younger members achieve their handicaps by completing handicap cards for them. I want to try and give them the feeling I got when I first started, which I can’t value any higher.” James is a member of the England Youth Panel, adding: “I was excited to be selected as it is a great opportunity to discuss ways in which we can encourage more young people to get into golf.” James’s ambition is to work in the golf industry, adding: “I’m working on getting my handicap down to four and studying for my A levels with the hope that one day I may be able to complete a golf degree and work within the industry.” He would recommend golf to people of all ages, saying: “I would encourage everyone to take up golf as it’s an incredibly rewarding sport with a very good social side, which means making new friends is easy. “I was very lucky when I first started as my local club is very accommodating and welcoming to every one of all ages and abilities. Russell and his team of coaches have a fantastic knowledge and were able to provide quality coaching to give me a perfect footing in the game, but with the priority being on fun and enjoying golf.” Mark Laing, development officer for the Worcestershire Golf Development Group, says: “James should be congratulated for the time and effort he has put back into the sport. “Volunteers are the lifeblood of many clubs and organisations and the hours of unpaid work they undertake are vital to the well-being of the sport. “They carry out that work without looking for recognition for their efforts, but it is nice once in a while to pay tribute and say thanks for everything they contribute to the golfing world.” 23 Sep 2015 Award for golf volunteer James Drury last_img read more

Read why latest government sanctions over Coronavirus could spell doom for IPL 2020!

first_imgImage Courtesy: IPLAdvertisement 9x1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2s680Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5qv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) f3juWould you ever consider trying this?😱9yv0Can your students do this? 🌚a4oqRoller skating! Powered by Firework Although the outbreak of coronavirus has disrupted several major sporting events around the globe, cricket in India has still remain unaffected, despite the recent positive cases of COVID-19 infections across the country. Although questions were raised about the upcoming 2020 IPL season, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly last week officially confirmed that the blockbuster annual cricket league of the country is ‘very much on’, in addition to some necessary precautions. However, The recent sanctions imposed by the Government of India may deal a huge blow to the league!Advertisement Image Courtesy: IPLIPL is the most followed cricket league in the world. A number of foreign players arrive in India to join up with their respective franchises, along with several ICC officials and media from abroad, and last but not the least, an enormous crowd of supporters from other nations that gather up in the venues.Although BCCI recently spoke about several precautionary measures they will be conducting during the matches, the government’s latest decision might prove detrimental to IPL this year.Advertisement There has been over 60 confirmed  cases of coronavirus infection in India. Recently, WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak as pandemic, and yesterday, the Indian govt officially imposed a visa ban on foreigners coming to India, and has also suspended the existing visas of all foreigners that are currently staying in India, except diplomats, until 15th April.On the other hand, starting this 29th March, IPL will run till 24th May. A visa restriction can effectively cancel out the foreign players’ participation in the league, along with a blow to the huge foreign crowd presence that flies to the country every year during IPL.Advertisement “The present scenario is a huge challenge for the BCCI-IPL and it is one where the circumstances are changing every few hours, and the BCCI has no control over these circumstances,” a BCCI official spoke to IANS.However, BCCI themselves are hopeful on tackling an emergency condition, ensuring the 13th edition of the blockbuster league conducts peacefully.“As is usually the case in such situations, the BCCI would be in regular touch with the concerned departments to take the best possible course of action in the interest of the game, the players, the fans and the league,” the official added.Also read-Corona finds the net: Bundesliga defender Timo Hubers first high profile player to test positive for CoronavirusSourav Ganguly gives massive update on IPL 2020 amid Coronavirus fears Advertisementlast_img read more

Rock Review: In Good Hands With Scott Elk

first_imgStory and Photos by Chris SpiewakMusic today is not all about a fancy website, or the perfect recording you made in your basement, or a spiffy photo shoot. It’s still about hard work, hundreds of hours of rehearsal and face-to-face meetings with club owners who “might” hire you. It’s still “survival of the fittest,” so bring your ability, a smile and a positive attitude. One local musician who is doing just that is Ocean Township’s Scott Elk. Working hard and smart, he has built a large fan base with talent and a positive approach.Growing up in Marlboro, Elk was born into a music family. His father sang and played guitar for the band The Spare Parts in New York back in the 1980s, and introduced Scott to the piano at age 5. After graduating high school, Scott’s father gave him an acoustic guitar. With his knowledge of the keyboard firmly engrained, Elk sought to tackle the fretboard during his college years. Upon graduating, and beginning his day job as a pharmaceutical company representative, Elk decided it was time to present his music talents to the people.Starting out as a solo performer at places like The Dockside in Sea Bright and Sawa Pier Village in Long Branch, Elk began to slowly make a name for himself. He partnered with Abe Kassin for many years, performing at Taste in Red Bank and The Eventide Grille in Sea Bright. He struck up a friendship with longtime local music supporter Debbie Noce of Social Butterfly Event Planning, and quickly found himself appearing at popular spots like The Wine Loft, The Ocean Place Resort & Spa, and the Tiki Bar at The Channel Club. Noce has an eye for talent, and had no qualms about booking Elk into the trendy venues. In fact, one of Elk’s claims to fame was a result of an appearance one night at The Wine Loft in Pier Village. It was a dark and chilly Friday night in January of 2014, and Elk dragged his equipment through the damp, cold air. Damp, cold air is not good for the vocal cords, and Elk sensed that he was not at his best that night. Sometimes tea and honey will help your voice, and sometimes 100 percent pure adrenalin will get you going, too.You see, Scott Elk was – and is – a big Goo Goo Dolls fan. On this fateful night, someone special would walk through the doors of The Wine Loft; this certain person was John Rezeznik, lead singer for The Goo Goo Dolls. Rezeznik was in town for a Light of Day Foundation performance, and was staying at the nearby Ocean Place Hotel. Elk recognized him, introduced himself, and the two sat and chatted after Elk’s first set. Fast forward two weeks to The House of Blues in Atlantic City, where The Goo Goo Dolls were getting ready for their show. Ticketholder Elk made his way in early for the sound check, and Rezeznik recognized him and had him come onstage to sing “Black Balloon,” one of the band’s biggest hits. A YouTube video shows Elk “killing it” that night; surely the band was impressed as well.With the taste of success on his palate, Elk decided that if one or two musicians are good, then three or more can only be better. These days, he is part of the EMW trio, featuring himself and local young guns Kyle Ward of Rumson on lead guitar and Aaron Manzo of Colts Neck on bass. Putting down the guitar for his other project, the band Guilty Pleasure, Elk lets his vocals shine during renditions of Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Train, Bon Jovi and U2. Assisting Elk in Guilty Pleasure is lead guitarist Lou Borella, bassist Michael O’Hara, keyboardist Ernie Wiggins and drummer/vocalist Adam Marshall. The boys are busy almost every weekend during the summer, so it is not hard to catch either group at a club near you.Heeding his parents teaching to “be good to others,” Elk also volunteers his time to charitable causes. He was a big part of Restore The Shore events after Super Storm Sandy, and has been the master of ceremonies at two different fundraisers for John Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen in Red Bank.Visit www.scottelkmusic.com for the latest news and events; catch a show soon, and let Scott prove to you that rock and roll is in good hands for years to come at the Jersey shore.Chris Spiewak is currently the bassist for Rock/Blues cover band VyntEdge.last_img read more