Around the world it is reassuring to see mining companies and mining executives taking positive action against the bully tactics and illegal activities of anti-mining NGOs and others. Legal action in justified cases is one thing, illegal and dangerous actions that are wholly self-serving to the anit-mining cause are quite another.Just this weekend, New Zealand coal producer Solid Energy said on Sunday that it “stands 100% by its use of security advisors to help protect its people, its property and its business against the ongoing and increasingly illegal activities of environmental activists.” The company’s CEO hit back hard following an article in the Sunday Star Times: “All businesses gather a wide range of information to protect themselves against risk. We’re no different; one of our significant risks is the illegal activities of these activists, which are specifically designed to cause us maximum economic damage. As part of our security risk management we employ advisors, including Thompson & Clark Investigations, to provide us with information and advice to manage and minimise these sorts of risks to our business. “We contract with them on the same basis as all our other consultants and contracts; that all the activities they carry out are legal, ethical and moral. We are fully satisfied that all TCIL’s and others’ work for us complies with this requirement. “Time and time again over the last two years activists have tried to damage our business. These people are not peaceful, legitimate critics or protestors. These groups include anarchists who have stated publicly that they believe they do not need to act within the laws of New Zealand. Their actions have repeatedly broken the law, and part of their purpose is to intimidate staff and others associated with our company. “Activists have repeatedly harassed our staff. In recent weeks they have also harassed and attacked the home of one of our directors. Just on Friday two activists were seen, by a number of staff,filming and ‘casing’ our Christchurch office from the street. They have shown they are willing to endanger their own lives and others by chaining themselves to railway lines and by camping out in an area closed for public safety reasons due to blasting.“This occupation of the blasting zone was the tipping point that forced us to cancel export shipments with the potential loss of NZ$25 million to the company. We have a responsibility to take appropriate steps to protect our business and the public investment in our company against illegal and inappropriate activities. We have been doing this and we will continue to do so”.“We will not discuss any details of our security arrangements, as this would prejudice and disadvantage our ability to carry out our commercial activities. However I would like to be absolutely clear. We stand behind Thompson & Clark Investigations and their work for us. Their activities are legal, moral and ethical, and they conduct their business in compliance with their industry standards which are widely accepted and consistent with international practices. These are standards which the activists do not have and could not comply with.“Solid Energy treats the security of our business and the safety of our staff extremely seriously. We will do whatever is appropriate to ensure our staff and contractors work in a safe environment, to protect our property and to minimize disruption to our business. None of this should come as any surprise. It’s what businesses do. Those who claim otherwise are simply trying to mask their own true objectives which are to maximize the damage to our business. Their pathetically contrived outrage is totally without any legal, moral or ethical justification.”
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In a move to adapt to the pace of technological advance and the changing needs of the customers, Bank of Sydney launched a new online banking platform on Monday.Designed to be equally suited for desktop, tablet or smartphone use, the new system promises an easier and faster banking experience for the bank’s customers. “It includes all the features you know and love, but the improved user interface makes navigation easier, which means better functionality, higher security, and faster transactions,” said Bank of Sydney’s CEO Miltos Michaelas. Among the upgraded security provisions is the option to instantly change one’s card status to lost or stolen or set up a temporary block. As for the platform itself, it features modern fingerprint technology.“You can now use your fingerprint to securely log into your internet banking account and authorise transactions,” explained Mr Michaelas. Other features include the option to increase or decrease daily limits, both domestically and internationally, and also to set up alerts for transactions, and balances.
Fukushima : des ouvriers de Tepco entrent dans le bâtiment du réacteur 2Pour la première fois depuis le séisme et le tsunami du 11 mars dernier, des ouvriers sont entrés dans le bâtiment du réacteur 2 de la centrale accidentée de Fukushima au Japon. Quatre employés de Tepco ont brièvement pénétré le bâtiment afin d’évaluer les dégâts et de mesurer les taux de radioactivité.Dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi, quatre ouvriers sont entrés dans le bâtiment du réacteur 2 de la centrale de Fukushima Daiichi, pour la première fois depuis la catastrophe survenue le 11 mars dernier au Japon. Selon 20 minutes, les employés de Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) sont restés quatorze minutes dans le bâtiment. Dotés de combinaisons de protection et de bouteilles d’oxygène, ils ont lors de cette première incursion, mesuré les taux de radioactivité et évalué les dégâts.À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéEn avril dernier, Tepco avait envoyé des robots dans ce bâtiment. Mais l’exploration avait été troublée par l’humidité du lieu. En revanche, au début du mois de mai, des techniciens avaient réussi à pénétrer dans le bâtiment du réacteur n°1 de la centrale (voir notre article). Cette visite a montré que la situation était plus grave que prévu. Le combustible du réacteur qui a fondu au moment de l’accident s’est probablement répandu au fond de la cuve. Or celle-ci n’est plus étanche.Aujourd’hui, Teco assure viser trois principaux objectifs : un maintien durable des réacteurs et des piscines de désactivation à basse température, le contrôle des rejets radioactifs, et un retour rapide des personnes évacuées autour de la centrale.Le 18 mai 2011 à 14:30 • Emmanuel Perrin
Les bovins du Paraguay victimes de la fièvre aphteuseL’armée paraguayenne a commencé à abattre un millier de bovins après avoir découvert un cas de fièvre aphteuse dans une ferme.La deuxième source de revenus du Paraguay est la viande bovine, qu’il exporte essentiellement vers la Chine, la Russie, Israël, le Venezuela et le Brésil. En 2010, le pays a vendu pour 650 millions de dollars de viande.À lire aussiUn troupeau de vaches abattu en Mayenne pour cause de pollution aux PCBUn chiffre qui risque d’être très inférieur cette année avec la découverte de 13 cas de fièvre aphteuse dans une ferme de 800 animaux à Sargento Loma, à 400 kilomètres au nord-est d’Asuncion. Dès lundi, le Paraguay avait annoncé la suspension immédiate de l’exportation de viande bovine pour 80 jours et la mise en place d’un cordon sanitaire dans un rayon de 85 kilomètres autour de la localité de Sargento Loma. La suspension des exportations, qui pourrait durer six mois, représente 70 millions de dollars de pertes mensuelles pour le secteur estiment les professionnels. L’armée a fait appel à ses tireurs d’élites pour éliminer, un à un, un millier d’animaux. Il s’agit de tirer une balle dans la tête de chaque bovin. “En principe, 820 têtes de bétail, exposées au virus de la fièvre aphteuse, seront soumises à ce “tir sanitaire”, a déclaré le directeur par intérim du Service national de qualité et de santé animales (Senacsa), Carlos Simon, à la presse.Les tireurs d’élite ont procédé à cet abattage, qui prendra fin aujourd’hui, en présence d’observateurs internationaux, dont Isabel Sanchez, représentante de l’OMS et Hernan Chiriboga, directeur adjoint de l’Institut inter-américain de Coopération pour l’Agriculture. M. Simon a précisé que “les cadavres des animaux seront déposés dans trois grandes fosses creusées par des excavateurs puis couverts de chaux avant d’être définitivement enterrés vendredi”, rapporte romandie.com.Le 23 septembre 2011 à 19:22 • Maxime Lambert
An Oregon man who was potentially facing a life sentence in connection with a Vancouver bank robbery was instead sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison.Andrew Lee Lehr, 48, of Aurora, Ore., pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to first-degree theft, third-degree assault, attempt to elude and first-degree malicious mischief. He was accused of robbing a Vancouver Wells Fargo bank branch at gunpoint in June and then leading police on a high-speed chase, at times reaching speeds of 100 mph.Lehr was originally charged with first-degree robbery and other crimes that would have counted as his third-strike offense — state law dictates that offenders convicted three times of certain violent felonies receive mandatory life sentences. However, the strike-offense was dropped as part of a plea agreement.Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kasey Vu said that the plea deal was “out of the ordinary” but was reached, in part, because no one was injured in the incident, and Lehr did not use a “real” firearm; it was an airsoft pistol. Still, the plea agreement was for an exceptional sentence about four times greater than the standard sentencing range.Lehr agreed to serve five years on each count to run consecutively.Vu said that Lehr entered the bank at 8211 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive on June 13, pointed a firearm at one of the tellers and demanded money. He received about $6,000 and ran from the bank.
Steve Harmon is trying to shake his reputation of being the “Windshield Guy at the Mall.”After nearly 15 years of fixing an estimated 20,000 windshield cracks in the Vancouver Mall parking lot out of a van under a canopy near the west entrance, Harmon was asked to relocate Yellow Dot Windshield Repair to a different part of the lot; his lease was about to expire, and development plans are in the works. A Vancouver Mall spokesman wouldn’t confirm what is being planned, exactly, but said that they are in discussions to host a new tenant.Harmon, a Seattle native who lives in the Salmon Creek area with his family, is using the opportunity to rebrand, instead of moving to a different area of the lot. Now in a nearby warehouse, he won’t have to operate at the mercy of Mother Nature.Windshield repair is one of those services that doesn’t exactly cross one’s mind until that moment of extreme frustration: a rock or some other debris comes out of nowhere — hitting the window at full force. It might start out as a chip, but unattended, it can spider out, causing safety concerns. The windshield helps protect riders for a number of obvious reasons, but is especially important for protection in a rollover accident. And, not to mention, Washington drivers can be ticketed for driving with a cracked windshield.But when do you choose a repair versus a replacement? Harmon will repair cracks up to 14 inches, contrary to practices of other major companies, such as Safelite AutoGlass, which recommends replacement based on a “dollar bill rule,” meaning if a windshield has a crack longer than 6 inches — or the length of a dollar bill — it should be replaced. There is division in the industry over that standard, and especially over how it’s advertised to consumers. Windshield repair company Ultra Bond, which is the manufacturer that Harmon goes through to operate his business, complains that companies like Safelite are harming their business by directing consumers away from the cheaper option of repair versus replacement when they file insurance claims, for instance.Colorado-based Ultra Bond and its founder, Richard Campfield, are in the midst of a legal battle in Ohio federal court with Safelite over the dollar bill rule. Ultra Bond claims that Safelite’s practice of referring consumers to windshield replacement if cracks are longer than 6 inches is false advertising, and argues that repaired windshields are actually safer than replaced windshields.
VIRGINIA KEY, FLA. (WSVN) – A heavy police presence was at Miami Seaquarium, Sunday, in Virginia Key.Police responded to calls of a possible trespasser at around 7:50 p.m. Officers combed the area with K-9s and searched with a helicopter overhead.Eventually, no trespasser was found.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Fred Meyer, which is owned by Kroger announced that they will phase out plastic bags by 2019 in all of their grocery stores. Currently around the state Hooper Bay and Bethel have bans on plastic shopping bags in effect. The City of Homer enacted a law banning plastic bags in August of 2012; however, in February of 2013 a citizen’s referendum was filed and in October of 2013 the voters of the City of Homer repealed the plastic bag ban. Kroger Co. will start today at a chain of stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at those stores next year. The company said it will be plastic-bag free at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025. Kroger Co. orders about 6 billion bags each year for its stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia, which cater to almost 9 million people daily through two dozen different grocery chains, according to release from the company. The City of Wasilla enacted a similar law banning plastic bags in January of 2018, that went into effect on July 1. Anchorage is currently in negotiations for a similar bag ban. The Soldotna City Council passed an ordinance back in April that bans the distribution of plastic shopping bags by retail businesses in the City of Soldotna. The Fred Meyer in Soldotna has until November 1 to phase out plastic bags after the Soldotna City Council enacted a city-wide ban.
Two more children died in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Sunday due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) even as officials asserted that afflictions and casualties had begun to dwindle with the onset of rains. Both the deaths took place at the S.K. Medical College and Hospital, where 431 children, including two in the past 12 hours, have been admitted for AES treatment since June 1, according to figures released by the district administration. The total number of AES patients who have died at the SKMCH is 110. Also Read – Stop sale of ‘deadly’ stuff on Amazon, US lawmakers to Bezos Advertise With Us “There is a perceptible decline in the number of children who are being admitted with brain fever as also the number of deaths,” hospital superintendent Sunil Kumar Shahi said. “It has always been observed that AES strikes at the peak of summer and the outbreak halts with the onset of rains.” Two fresh cases have been registered, one on Saturday and another on Sunday, Shahi said. Also Read – Chandrayaan-2 reaches nearer to moon with orbit change Advertise With Us Besides the SKMCH, the Kejriwal hospital in the Muzaffarpur town has so far registered 162 AES cases and 20 casualties. The Health Department put the total number of AES casualties across 20 districts at 152. These include the 130 deaths reported at the two Muzaffarpur-based hospitals, which have been admitting AES patients from nearly half a dozen districts in its proximity. Advertise With Us It also suspended Bhimsen Kumar, a senior resident doctor posted at the Patna Medical College Hospital, for allegedly failing to comply with the direction to report for emergency duty at the SKMCH. Meanwhile, a huge chunk of plaster fell off the ceiling at the SKMCH in the afternoon and came crashing down on the ground, barely a few feet away from a patients’ ward. Nobody was injured in the incident, which took place a day after human skeletal remains were found strewn near a garbage dump close to the hospital building. Experts attribute the deaths to hypoglycemia which typically affects malnourished children below the age of 15 years and said to be triggered by consumption of unripe lychees―a fruit grown in abundance in Bihar. The fruit contains a high concentration of a toxin that causes blood-sugar levels to fall sharply.
Children traveling with a caravan of migrants from Central America stand on the beach and near the border fence between Mexico and the US, prior to preparations for an asylum request in the US, in Tijuana, Mexico on 29 April 2018. Photo: ReutersThe Trump administration will soon begin fingerprinting parents claiming custody of children who entered the United States illegally without an adult relative, officials said on Tuesday, prompting criticism that children may be abandoned by those who fear being identified and deported.Currently, most parents are not required to be fingerprinted to get custody of their children.US laws and legal precedent limit the time juveniles can be detained, so those caught crossing the border alone are often released to adult sponsors in the United States. The children are then expected to show up to immigration court to fight their deportation cases.“We’re going to more thoroughly vet sponsors,” said Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families, in a telephone briefing with reporters.“With DHS’ cooperation we will conduct a fingerprint-based background check on every sponsor.”HHS is ultimately responsible for finding housing for migrant children, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enforces immigration policy.Under a new memorandum, DHS would help HHS fingerprint every individual claiming custody of a child, senior officials said.A DHS official who declined to be named said they expect implementation in a few weeks.Immigrant advocates said the new policy would discourage parents from claiming their children.“This policy will undoubtedly make it more likely that qualified sponsors will hide in the shadows, leaving vulnerable young children to languish in immigration jail,” said Rich Leimsider, executive director of the Safe Passage Project, which represents immigrant children in New York, in an email to Reuters.Wagner, during the briefing, dismissed such concerns.“If somebody is unwilling to claim their child from custody because they’re concerned about their own immigration status, I think that de facto calls into question whether they’re an adequate sponsor and whether we should be releasing the child to that person,” Wagner said.In March and April, more than 50,000 people were detained per month trying to cross the southwest border illegally, levels similar to those during the administration of Barack Obama, according to US government figures. During those two months a total of about 8,400 unaccompanied minors were caught on the southwest border.Soon after president Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, border crossings briefly dropped to record lows before creeping back up again at the end of last year. The increase has frustrated Trump, who has repeatedly called for more action.A controversy erupted after Wagner testified in April before a Senate committee that the agency in 2016 conducted a limited “safety and well-being” call to around 7,600 children that had been in its care but was unable to locate around 1,500 children and their sponsors.On Tuesday, Wagner said many children are with people who are in the country illegally and that “there’s no reason to believe that anything has happened to those kids.”Currently, all sponsors of unaccompanied children undergo an interview and a background check, and non-parental sponsors undergo fingerprint checks of a Federal Bureau of Investigation database. In special cases, such as when there is a “documented risk” to the safety of the child, parents will undergo fingerprint checks as well, according to the HHS website.Background checks and interviews may turn up immigration information, which is entered into an HHS web portal, but immigration status is not used to disqualify sponsors. HHS cannot “deny placement” based on immigration status, Wagner said.From January 2014 to April 2015, 60 per cent of unaccompanied children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were released to a parent, about a third were released to other relatives, 8 per cent to family friends and less than 1 per cent was released to unrelated sponsors, according to a 2018 Government Accountability Office report.During the Obama administration, officials at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement proposed that anyone claiming custody of unaccompanied alien children be fingerprinted. HHS officials at the time pushed back, arguing that it would delay family reunions and infringe upon the parent-child relationship.
The Rio Olympics are about to start, and that means marketing dollars for sponsors and the Olympic Committee itself. However, if some company was thinking about using the Olympics for its own gain without paying up, it should think again, The US Olympic Committee (USOC) is sending out scary warning letters to make sure companies don’t talk about the games unless they’ve paid for a sponsorship deal. Yes, really.The targets of the letters are companies that sponsor athletes, but have not entered into a deal to become an official sponsor of the Olympic games. According to the letter, these companies “may not post about the Trials or Games on their corporate social media accounts.” The restriction even extends to the use of terms trademarked by the USOC or International Olympic Committee. That’s an extensive list too. The USOC and IOC have trademarks on terms like “Olympic,” “Olympian,” and “go for the gold.” The USOC has also trademarked hashtags like #Rio2016 and #TeamUSA.We wonder how famous Olympians Mario and Sonic feel about this.If that already sounds pretty Draconian, it gets worse. The letter sent to these companies states that no commercial entity which does not have a “primary mission” in journalism can reference any Olympic results or share something posted by the official Olympic social media accounts. So, is the USOC going to sue if a company retweets a result? Maybe. At least that’s the implication.For its part, the USOC says it needs to maintain sponsorship deals to support sending athletes to the games. Although, athletic sponsors like Oiselle dispute that. It says sending an athlete to the Olympics costs about $300,000 and the USOC covers only a tiny fraction of that. By hassling athletic sponsors, it’s only making it harder for athletes to find sponsorship in the future. With raw sewage, Zika virus, and now ample legal threats, the Rio Olympics are shaping up to be quite a spectacle.
Explore further Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists conducting experiments with gene-splicing tools such as Cas12a want to know if such tools could one day be used to edit the human genome to improve health and well-being—removing genes that cause heredity diseases, for example. While such research holds great promise, existing gene-splicing tools are currently considered too unreliable for use in humans. They sometimes cut the wrong segment, for example, or have problems correctly inserting the right segments. There is also concern about damage to the parts of a DNA strand adjacent to the target of cutting—the PAM. In this new effort, the researchers have engineered variants of the Cas12a nucleases that they claim offer an expanded targeting range that includes some previously inaccessible PAMs.The team reports that one variant in particular, enAsCas12a, did not require an extended transfusion-transmissible (TTTV) virus PAM—which is, of course, needed for AsCas12a. It also had on average two-fold higher genome editing activity with canonical TTTV PAMs as compared to AsCas12a wild types. And the expanded targeting range was increased seven-fold. They report further that they successfully grafted a part of a mutated segment from enAsCas12a onto AsCas12a to improve its activities. The researchers claim that the development of enAsCas12a allows for more efficient multiplex gene editing and offers endogenous gene activation and C-to-T base editing. They also engineered another variant called enAsCas12a-HF1 with the goal of reducing higher than normal off-target effects seen with enAsCas12a.The group concludes their report by claiming that the AsCas12a variants they engineered offer other researchers greatly improved targeting ranges, on-target activities and a higher degree of exactness in gene splicing using Cas12a nucleases. More information: Benjamin P. Kleinstiver et al. Engineered CRISPR–Cas12a variants with increased activities and improved targeting ranges for gene, epigenetic and base editing, Nature Biotechnology (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41587-018-0011-0 Two unrelated studies result in discovery of CRISPR-Cas12a inhibitors This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2019 Science X Network Journal information: Nature Biotechnology A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and MIT has engineered Cas12a variants that are able to target a wider range of protospacer adjacent motifs (PAMs). In their paper published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the group describes the variants they engineered and how they fared when compared against more traditional Cas12a nucleases (enzymes that are used to cut the chains of nucleotides in nucleic acids). Citation: Researchers engineer more efficient Cas12a variants (2019, February 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-efficient-cas12a-variants.html
Quick workouts for men Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family 4 must play golf courses in Arizona At least one legislator, opposition lawmaker Mykola Petruk, suffered an apparent blow to the head and was taken to the hospital with blood streaming down his face.Lawmakers have frequently scuffled in the Ukrainian parliament. A fierce fight in December 2010, which sent at least six lawmakers to the hospital, started when members of Yanukovych’s party threw chairs and punched opposition lawmakers who had been blocking legislative work all day.During a fight in April 2010, the parliament speaker hid behind an umbrella as opposition lawmakers threw eggs and smoke bombs to protest a naval pact with Russia.Ukraine is deeply divided into the Russian-speaking east and south, which favors close ties with Moscow, and the Ukrainian-speaking west, which wants Ukraine to join the Western club.The opposition demanded an investigation into Thursday’s scuffle.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments Share Four benefits of having a wireless security system Top Stories KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – A violent scuffle erupted in Ukraine’s parliament Thursday evening over a bill that would allow the use of the Russian language in courts, hospitals and other institutions in the Russian-speaking regions of the country.The fight broke out between members of the pro-Western opposition who want to take Ukraine out of Russia’s shadow and lawmakers from President Viktor Yanukovych’s party, which bases its support in Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) – Ecuador’s president says the fact that he granted asylum to Julian Assange doesn’t mean he agrees with everything the WikiLeaks founder says or does.Rafael Correa says asylum was granted Thursday because Sweden wouldn’t offer assurances that it would not extradite Assange to the United States.Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning for alleged sexual misconduct. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments Share Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Correa said in a radio interview Friday that it’s possible Assange has committed “an offense” but insists that he deserves due process.He repeated Ecuador’s contention that Assange could face life in prison or even the death penalty in the United States, which Assange backers believe has secretly indicted him for publishing U.S. secrets.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo #AZCardinals gave QB Carson Palmer a 1-yr extension worth just under $24.35M, source said. Next 2 years are now fully guaranteed. Up in ‘18— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 5, 2016There had been some speculation that, depending on how this season went for each player, it was possibly going to be their last in the NFL. Fitzgerald, 32, caught 109 passes for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns last year, while the 36-year-old Palmer threw for 4,671 yards and 35 touchdowns.Of course, just because their contracts were extended does not mean they are guaranteed to return, as these moves could have been done with an eye on creating extra salary cap space for this season.The numbers have not yet been released, though, and it will be interesting to see how and why this all went down. At any rate, it would indicate that if nothing else, neither player is expected to go anywhere else anytime soon. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires – / 23 So, that happened.The Arizona Cardinals, just days after locking up defensive back Tyrann Mathieu on a long-term deal, extended the contracts for a couple of other key players, too, as a year has been added to each of Carson Palmer’s and Larry Fitzgerald’s contracts.How about that.“Clearly these are two core members of our team who have played major roles in our success,” said Cardinals GM Steve Keim. “Each of them had contracts that were due to expire in the next year or two so these extensions provide a measure of certainty and clarity for the players and organization, both now and in the years ahead. It also reaffirms our long-stated intention that when the time comes, these two great players end their stellar careers as Cardinals.” Fitzgerald’s deal was perhaps a bit more pressing, as he was set to become a free agent following the 2016 season. #AZCardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald signed a 1-year extension worth $11M, source said — same as his base salary for ’16. Guaranteed for injury— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 5, 2016Palmer, on the other hand, was under contract through the 2017 season. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share QB Carson Palmer chats with WR Larry Fitzgerald during training camp. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports)
New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineCelebrate beauty and freedom at Macklowe Gallery’s 40th anniversary Art Nouveau sculpture exhibition. In honor of the famed gallery’s four decades on Madison Avenue, the collection embraces the Parisian movement of feminine liberation that transformed art at the turn of the 20th century.Painstakingly vetted over the course of two years, the exhibit boasts close to 300 masterpieces in all forms of sculpture. Whether it’s carefully crafted pitchers, inkwells or candlesticks that catch your eye, you’ll be glimpsing into the gems of typically shuttered private collections.In elevating the free woman, these exquisite handicrafts give the female form a new life as exuberant nudes, blithe water sprites and even butterflies or flowers. Particularly notable are the very likeness of Loie Fuller, performing her iconic “serpentine” dance, and Louis Chalon’s Femme au Pieuvre, whose bold eroticism stirred the crowds at the 1900 Paris World’s Fair.Now on through December 31, 2011.www.macklowegallery.com
April 24, 2017Here is some of the Arcosanti crew on 17. April 2017.[photo by Chihiro Saito]back from left:Zeb Hornberger – foundry, Ian McClerin – IT & web, Joseph Islas – construction volunteer, Eli McAlister – construction volunteer, Devron Lovick – AIS & web volunteer, Charlie Wicker – foundry, Patrick Louie – maintenance, Dillon Quibon – foundry, Shannon MacKenzie – PR volunteer, Paul Vigne – purchasing,Jeff Stein – Cosanti Foundation Co-Director, Cayo Romero – cermaics, Jeff Fisher – maintenance manager, Travis Neil – IT & web, Arthur Swieckowski – maintenance & construction volunteer, Joel Masters – construction, Peter Dahm – cafe, Roger Tomalty – Cosanti Foundation Co-Director.middlle from left:Leah-Ann Walker – archive volunteer, Laura Villa Baroncelli – archive volunteer, Andy Chao – foundry manager, Kyle Larimer – workshop, Rob Jameson – IT & web, Lana Morris – AirB&B, David Tollas – alumnus, Trinity Divelbiss – landscaping, Sasha Tollas – family, Patrick Doyle – alumnus – construction volunteer, Jan Jorissen – foundry volunteer, Erik Puzio – construction, Jonas Fister – foundry, Julie Quinn – landscaping, Aimee Marcinko – ceramics manager, Kyli Skinner – workshop, Kevin Pappa – planning, John Walsh – Board of Directors Chairman, Mary Hoadley – Cosanti Foundation Co-Director.front from left:Chihiro Saito – archive volunteer, Sue Kirsch – archive manager, Tomiaki Tamura – Cosanti Foundation Co-Director, Ron Chandler – construction and landscaping manager, Sean-Paul VonAncken – PR, Ryan Davis – foundry, Danny Fields – guest services, Michael Bittman [aka Dr. Sparks] – site electrician, Taylor Courtland – foundry.
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