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Oil claws back some losses after crashing on supply-demand shock

first_imgOil clawed back some losses after its biggest drop in three decades as investors grappled with simultaneous supply and demand shocks and the most volatile market on record.Futures in New York rose about 6 percent after losing a quarter of their value Monday in the biggest plunge since the 1991 Gulf War. A gauge of volatility in the contract jumped to the highest in data going back to 2007 after the collapse of the OPEC+ alliance set off what could be a long and bitter price war.Saudi Arabia slashed its official crude pricing over the weekend and is threatening to raise output to record levels, while Russia’s largest producer said it will ramp up production next month. The gush of new supply is happening as the coronavirus pummels global consumption, with the International Energy Agency warning crude demand will drop this year for the first time since the worldwide financial crisis. Topics : Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak indicated Moscow was prepared for a war of attrition, saying his country’s oil industry had “enough financial resilience to remain competitive at any forecast price level, and to keep its market share.” IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol warned that “playing Russian roulette in oil markets may well have grave consequences.”The unprecedented supply-demand shock poses a serious threat to the US shale boom and oil-dependent economies in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere. It sent shock waves across global markets, with US stocks plunging, Treasury yields dropping to records and credit markets buckling. Exxon Mobil Corp. dropped the most in 11 years, while Occidental Petroleum Corp. and Chevron Corp. suffering double-digit losses.West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery rose 5.2 percent to US$32.75 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 10:05 a.m. in Singapore after climbing as much as 6.6 percent earlier. It crashed by more than $10 a barrel on Monday to end at $31.13, the lowest since early 2016.Brent for May settlement advanced 6.2 percent to $36.48 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange after plummeting 24 percent on Monday. The global crude benchmark traded at a $3.32 a barrel premium to WTI for the same month.center_img The bounce in oil looks like “nothing more than a slight correction after the huge sell-off yesterday,” said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at OANDA. “Nothing has changed with regards to the structural outlook for oil after the collapse of the OPEC+ grouping.”Big banks including Citigroup Inc., Societe Generale SA and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are warning oil prices could fall further. The IEA said Monday that oil demand is now expected to contract this year by 90,000 barrels a day and, in a rare move, included a more pessimistic scenario in which the demand loss would be many times more severe. In the US, the Energy Information Administration said it would delay the release of its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook to allow time to “incorporate recent global oil market events.”The shocks in supply and demand have also reverberated across time-spreads and options. Brent for prompt delivery collapsed against later shipments. The structure, known as contango, is a sign of bearishness and oversupply and makes it profitable for physical traders to buy crude and put it into storage, either in onshore tank farms or at sea on tankers.last_img read more

Brexit: Currency hedging and global equities to the forefront

first_imgHe said: “Sterling is almost at the end of a nine-year cycle. Normally we would expect it to bounce back, but given Brexit we don’t expect that bounce back because there are no triggers for it.”Sterling has fallen by roughly 10% against the euro since the EU membership referendum on 23 June last year. It has declined 15.5% against the US dollar.Bhaduri said JLT had decided to move to an underweight position in UK equities, preferring a more diversified global equity exposure. This thinking was driven more by the outlook for inflation than by specific concerns about Brexit, however.“The FTSE has been doing very well,” Bhaduri said. “We believe that, in the medium term, because of the pick up in inflation consumer demand is going to get affected. That’s overall going to be a drag on earnings and might be one headwind for the UK.”Hartman added: “This [Brexit] is a pretty big thing for the UK, but you need to put it in the context of pension fund portfolios being very global.”He said the end of the scheduled two-year negotiation period was not necessarily a cliff-edge for investors.“For the most part, in global equity or fixed income indexes the UK is a very small part, so investors can look through that,” Hartman said. “Private equity is the same. Real estate is more domestic, but we’ve had commitments from Asia to keep investing. Some Chinese investors are buying big offices in London.”Overall, however, the message was to keep Brexit on the agenda, but without making big asset allocation shifts.Hartman emphasised that “there are lots of questions and no answers”.“The only thing we know for certain is we have triggered Article 50,” he said. UK pension funds and asset managers are considering increasing their currency hedging as the country braces itself for EU exit talks to begin.While much of the investment-related commentary around the start of the talks has been about taking a ‘wait and see’ tone, consultants told IPE some clients and fund managers were beginning to prepare for a volatile period ahead.Lennox Hartman, global head of fixed income research at Aon Hewitt, said: “We’ve seen an uptick in interest in currency hedging. Some managers are offering – or thinking about offering – currency-hedged products, and we’ve been speaking to currency overlay managers about how they can fit into portfolios.”While UK-listed equities have been helped in recent months by the effect of sterling’s decline in value, Aniket Bhaduri, senior investment consultant at JLT, warned that the Brexit talks meant investors could not rely on traditional cyclical expectations.last_img read more

Players react to news of Cruz’s abrupt suspension

first_imgThe USC baseball program had its annual alumni game on Sunday, with a host of recent and not-so-recent ex-players taking on this year’s squad. Several members of the 1963 national championship team were there celebrating their 50th anniversary and the 2013 Trojans had a chance to play a few live innings in preparation for their season, which starts on Friday.But there was one very noticeable absence from Sunday’s festivities. No, it wasn’t a big-name alum like Mark Prior, Randy Johnson or Mark McGwire. It fact, it wasn’t even an alum at all: It was USC coach Frank Cruz.Cruz was suspended late Thursday night by the university pending an investigation into NCAA Countable Athletically Related Activities rule violations.The amount of hours athletes can spend practicing directly with members of the coaching staff is limited to 20 hours per week during the season and eight hours per week out of season. CARAs range from full-fledged practices to things seemingly mundane such as film review or even just playing catch with a coach.“We take any potential NCAA infraction seriously,” Athletic Director Pat Haden said in a statement. “USC Vice President for Athletic Compliance Dave Roberts and his staff will investigate whether the baseball program exceeded the allowable CARA hours, and will do so diligently and expeditiously. Pending the results of the investigation, we have suspended Coach Cruz from all coaching duties.”Team members said Haden broke the news to them in the clubhouse following last Thursday’s practice.“It was really just shocking,” said junior catcher Jake Hernandez. “Obviously not at all news you would expect.”To have your coach suspended just one week before the start of the season is jarring, to say the least, but members of the team recognize that they have to stay focused on what they need to do on the field.“We’ve just gotta go play baseball,” Hernandez said. “Whatever else is happening, we’re just sticking together as a team and focusing on the game.”Associate head coach Dan Hubbs is leading the team in the interim while the USC Compliance Department and Associate Athletic Director Mark Jackson conduct their own internal investigation and try to get ahead of the issue before the NCAA gets involved.“Coach Cruz and coach Hubbs have both done a great job of co-leading the team ever since Hubbs got here,” Hernandez said. “So the uncertainty is a little rough, sure, but we’re used to hearing from coach Hubbs anyway.”Several upperclassmen, such as Hernandez and senior infielder Adam Landecker, have taken a more vocal role in keeping the team focused amid this very large distraction.“Just reminding everyone that we’re still a team,” said Landecker. “We’ve still gotta be ready to play a game [on Friday] no matter what.”USC opens the season this Friday at Cal State Fullerton, then visits Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday before the team’s home opener at Dedeaux Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. against Nebraska.last_img read more

COLUMN: It’s time for the Dodgers to deliver another World Series title

first_imgThe start of the regular season brings hope and anticipation to all 30 clubs across Major League Baseball. Even for the franchises not expected to make much noise in 2017, there is something refreshing and exhilarating about the prospect of a clean slate. And in a sport that sees 162 games played over the course of a season, almost anything is possible for any team during the next five months. For the Los Angeles Dodgers, yesterday’s Opening Day matchup commenced another opportunity to put an end to the franchise’s 29-year World Series drought. If Dodger fans wanted a good omen to open up the regular season, then they got that — and some — in the team’s season-opening 14-3 victory over the visiting San Diego Padres on Monday. Seven innings of one-run ball from ace Clayton Kershaw paired with four long balls offensively (two from catcher Yasmani Grandal) gave the Dodgers a dominant Opening Day win that makes you believe they can live up to the hype they have generated for themselves. Of course, it’s wonderful to have the national pastime back in the national spotlight on a daily basis. However, for Dodger fans, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone overemphasizing the need for a stellar regular season effort from the team; for the fans of the Dodgers, it’s all about what their team goes on to accomplish in October that will count for any merit. Only in postseason success will Dodgers fandom find any feelings of satisfaction. While the prospect of a 100-win regular season is appealing, it’s not the true desire of those bleeding Dodger blue.We’ve sat at the postseason dinner table far too often without receiving the entree we feel we’ve deserved: a World Series championship. As great as four consecutive NL West division titles have been, Dodger fans demand an October run to the Commissioner’s Trophy — heck, at least a berth in the Fall Classic. In a city such as Los Angeles, the Dodgers’ 29-year title drought has felt like the equivalent of the Chicago Cubs’ most recent 108-year World Series absence. As wonderful as it has been seeing someone like Kershaw ascend to the top of the baseball world over the past decade — winning three Cy Young Awards and the MVP in 2014 — nothing would further cement Kershaw’s status as one of the Dodger greats than a World Series title. The Dodgers’ last four trips to the postseason have ended in the following rounds: NLCS, NLDS, NLDS and NLCS. If this confirms anything, it’s simple: Los Angeles enters 2017 with a World-Series-or-bust mentality. My younger years of consuming baseball were scarred with brutal memories of the Dodgers flubbing at the most crucial points in the postseason. What Dodgers fan can forget those tragic battles with the Philadelphia Phillies all those years ago in the 2008 and 2009 Championship Series (curse you, Jonathan Broxton)? I was just 16 when the Dodgers got carved up by Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha in the 2013 NLCS — St. Louis topped the Dodgers in the 2013 NLCS and 2014 NLDS. And don’t think for one second that the Dodgers opening every season as Vegas’ favorite to win it all consoles me in any way. Once again, the Dodgers open the 2017 season as World Series favorites in the eyes of many — including Sports Illustrated, who predicted the Dodgers topping the Cleveland Indians in the Fall Classic. If we have learned anything as a nation over the past year, it’s that you can never trust the projection polls — no matter how secure they may seem. For Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and company, the upcoming 161 games will no doubt be a grueling and critical gantlet. But no matter what impressive feats the Dodgers rattle off over the next five months of play, nothing will define the team’s 2017 campaign more than a World Series trophy at the end of it. Of course, a trip to the postseason is guaranteed to no team. But for the Dodgers — who entered Opening Day with the highest payroll in baseball ($225 million) for the fourth consecutive season — there is no reasonable excuse to not clinch a playoff berth. It’s simple: The Dodgers need to play as big as their bankroll, not only over the duration of the regular season, but also especially into September and October. Some may consider Dodger fans a spoiled bunch for not “appreciating” four straight division titles (a franchise record), but in a title town like Los Angeles, the only standard is a championship standard. The Dodgers need no more division titles — we’ve got plenty of them represented at Chavez Ravine. The only merit Los Angeles can afford to accept now is a 2017 World Series pennant to accompany the franchise’s long-lonely world titles from the 1950s, 1960s and 1980s that run down Dodger Stadium’s right-field line.Angel Viscarra is a sophomore studying broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Viscarra’s Vice,” runs on Tuesdays.last_img read more

Rahm secures Irish Open victory

first_imgRahm is the fourth Spaniard to win the event after Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia.He says it’s a privilege to have his name among those winners.Gavin Moynihan was the story of the day from an Irish perspective.The Dubliner hit a stunning round of 64 to finish up on 13 under par and a tie for 14th place.That meant he finished best of the Irish ahead of Shane Lowry on 12 under, Padraig Harrington on 9 under and Paul Dunne on 7 under par. Photo © – Tipp FM Jon Rahm stormed to victory at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open yesterday.The 22 year old hit a final round of 65 to finish the day on 24 under par, setting a new tournament record in the process.Richie Ramsey and Matthew Southgate were his closest challengers on 18 under.last_img

Sumner County Court Docket: Recent filings and convictions/dismissals

first_imgConvictions by DegreeThe following are criminal court cases that have been settled in Sumner County District Court over the past month:Felony Drug 3Justin Wayne Morris — Cultivating/distributing/opiates/narcotic drugs and certain stimulates – case was dismissed March 14.Amanda Trione — Conspiring to Cultivating/distributing/opiates/narcotic drugs and certain stimulates  – case was dismissed March 14, 2013. Felony Level 10 Jose Villanueva – Taxation, drugs, no drug tax stamp for marijuana or controlled substance, case dismissed on March 28, 2013. Felony Level 8Dale Jorgensen – Identity fraud; supplying false documentation with personal identifier – case dismissed, March 28.Dale Jorgensen – Identity theft, – pled guilty, March 28, 2013.Michael Smith – Forgery, making or altering a written instrument – case dismissed March 28. Felony Level 7 Curtis Wade Callaway – Burglary entering dwelling to commit felony, theft or sexual battery – case was dismissed on April 4, 2013.Richard Fagan – Conspiracy robbery – guilty plea, March 28.Ronda Harbison-Hubbard- aggravated assault, dismissed, March 28.Brian Linden, aggravated assault, use of a deadly weapon- case dismissed, March 28.Brandon O’Neal – Burglary, entering dwelling to commit felony, theft or sexual battery – pled guilty, March 14.Cody Saunders – Burglary, entering dwelling to commit felony, theft or sexual battery – pled guilty, March 14. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are two lists coming from the Sumner County District Court office.The first list is “Court Complaint Filings” which are criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office. The suspects listed in the complaint list have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.The second list is the “Convictions by Degree” which are cases where a verdict has been rendered by a Sumner County judge or jury.Court Complaint filings: •••••Virginia Gillette, born in 1959, of Wichita has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, both Class A Misdemeanors.According to the complaint, authorities confiscated a green glass smoking pipe found in her hand, three plastic pipes, three small plastic baggies containing white residue, three straws, and at the rolling part of three marijuana cigarettes found in her purse.A hearing is set for April 25.•••••Jesus Jose Reyes, born in 1957, of Belle Plaine, is charged with carrying a concealed firearm, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Possession of meth is a felony while the other two are Class A misdemeanors.Reyes allegedly unlawfully was carrying a pistol or revolver, methamphetamine and a plastic baggie and a spoon containing white powder.•••••Debra Sumner, born in 1957, of Oxford was charged with battery, a Class B Misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C Misdemeanor.According to the complaint, Sumner caused physic contact to a victim by hitting and biting him causing significant bleeding. She also allegedly used fighting words used to disturb others during the alleged altercation on April 1.•••••Kevin Chattin, born in 1993, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a Level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor.Chattin is accused of possessing meth and a small baggie in his wallet containing his Kansas ID card.•••••Lars Lynn Bergman, born in 1985, of South Haven was charged with burglary, a level 9 nonperson felony; attempted theft, a Class B misdemeanor; and criminal trespass, a Class B Misdemeanor.According to the complaint, Bergman entered into a building at 817 N. Woodlawn with intent to commit a theft therein. Bergman allegedly forcefully and knowingly pried open the door and removed a weed eater, garden hose, mailbox and other items from the building without permission.•••••Kimberly Chattin, born in 1966, of Wellington is charged with possession of methamphetamine; a drug 5 felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor; and obstructing apprehension of suspect.According to the complaint, Chattin possessed meth in a pink bag in her purse. She also allegedly had three syringes and a bent metal spoon inside a brown eyeglass case on the nightstand next to her bed.She then is accused of concealing her son Kevin Chattin who had an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant from Sumner County District Court. She allegedly told law enforcement that Kevin was not at the residence when he was actually hiding in a back bedroom.•••••Kenneth Farley, born in 1958, of Wellington was charged with possession of marijuana, a Level 5 drug felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor; and obstructing apprehension of suspect, a Class A Misdemeanor.Farley is accused of possessing a a clear baggy containing meth next to his dresser in his bedroom. He also allegedly possessed a baggy containing meth and two lightbulbs modified to use to smoke illegal substances.He was also accused of hiding Kevin Chattin, who was charged with committing a misdemeanor with intent of having a person avoid prosecution or escape from arrest or punishment. Farley allegedly told a Sheriff deputy that Chattin had moved out and was not at the residence when actually he was hiding in a back room of the house.•••••Benjamin Wolfenbarger, born in 1964 of Clearwater, is charged with battery, a Class B Misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C Misdemeanor.Wolfenbarger is accused of angrily punching a victim in the face and using fighting words in the process.•••••Cynthia Radcliff, born in 1974, of Wellington is charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A Misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor.•••••Amber Dorsey, born in 1986, of Belle Plaine is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor; identity theft, a Level 8 felony; forgery, a level 8 felony; possession of stolen vehicle; a Class A Misdemeanor; and Theft of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake, a Class A Misdemeanor.According to the complaint, Dorsey possessed a glass skull bong, bluish glass pipe in her bedroom and a glass pit, straw with residue, and a clear plastic jewel bags found in a Crown Royal bag in a Ford Mustang.She allegedly also had unlawfully possessed personal identification and financial information belonging to another person with intent to defraud that person.Dorsey also allegedly made out a felonious check drawn on another person’s account that was to be made payable to her boyfriend.She is also accused of unlawfully obtaining control over three credit cards: Achieve Card Master Care, Green Dot Visa Card and One Master Card – from three different owners. It was left at her house and she put the credit cards in her night stand in her bedroom without making an attempt to contacting the owners of the credit cards, the complaint said.•••••Stuart Anthony Erwin, born in 1982, of Belle Plaine, was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A Misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Erwin is accused of possessing a hallucinogenic drug, a glass skull bong, blue glass pipe in his house; and straw with residue and seven clear plastic jewel bags found in a Crown Royal bag in the Ford Mustang.He also allegedly had stolen financial papers and checks belong to another person.••••• Terry Southard, born in 1975, of Wellington was charged with criminal threat, a Level 9 felony; and disorderly conduct, a Class C Misdemeanor. He allegedly yelled at two women that he was going to burn their house down. Felony Drug 4Jodi Cole — Possession of opiates/opium/narcotic drugs and certain stimulates  – case dismissed March 21, 2013.Danny Dry — Possession of opiates/opium/narcotic drugs and certain stimulates – case dismissed April 4, 2013.Justin Wayne Morris — Solicitation use or possession with intent paraphernalia to cultivate controlled substance – case dismissed March 14, 2013.Dustin Michael Renton – Attempt to possession of opiates/opium/narcotic drugs and certain stimulates – case dismissed March 21, 2013.Amanda Trione – Possession of opiates/opium/narcotic drugs and certain stimulates, pled guilty on March 14, 2013.Phillip Vaughan – Possession of opiates/opium/narcotic drugs and certain stimulates, case was dismissed on April 4, 2013. Felony Level 9Rachel Brewer- Interference with LEO, obstructing or resisting felony case – case dismissed on April 4, 2013.Corey Cessna – Criminal threat, unknown circumstances – case dismissed on March 28, 2013.Alejandro Torres-Soroa – Criminal threat, unknown circumstances – case dismissed on April 4, 2013.Alejandro Torres-Soroa – Criminal damage to property, without consent value $1,000 to $25,000, case dismissed on  April 4, 2013.Alejandro Torres-Soroa – Theft of property or services, value $1,000 to $25,000, case dismissed on April 4, 2013. Felony Off gridSeth LeClair – Rape, offender is 18 or older and victim is less than 14 years of age, case dismissed on March 21, 2013.center_img Misdemeanor UnclassifiedCassandra Dorsey – Transporting an open container, guilty plea on March 28.Cassandra Dorsey – Vehicles; unlawful acts; e.g. registration, case dismissed on March 28.Nicholas Ewing – Unknown statute, guilty plea on March 29.Nicholas Ewing – Unknown statute, guilty plea on March 29.Allen Merritt – Giving worthless check, misdemeanor, case dismissed on April 1. Misdemeanor Class A- Edward Aaron – Counties; licenses; failure to obtain a transient business license, case dismissed on March 14.Austin Anderson – Criminal use of weapons, bludgeon, club, knuckles, throwing star, switch blade, case dismissed on March 28.Rachel Brewer – Use/possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, April 4 guilty plea.Curtis Wade Callaway – Theft of property of services, value less than $1,000, guilty plea on April 4.Jodi Cole – use/possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, case dismissed on March 21, 2013.Jodi Cole – Use/possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, case dismissed March 21.Jodi Cole – Possession of certain hallucinogenic drugs, guilty plea on March 21.Zach Conrad – Theft of property/services, misdemeanor, case dismissed on March 14.Darwin Dean – Use/possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, guilty plea on April 4.Danny Dry – Possession of certain depressants, case dismissed on April 4, 2013.Danny Dry – Possession of certain depressants, case dismissed on April 4.Matthew Fitch – Contribute to a child misconduct; encourage to commit traffic infraction, guilty plea on March 28.Mikkel Hope – Possession of certain depressants, case dismissed on March 21.Mikkel Hope – Use/possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, guilty plea on March 21.Shane Irby – Possession of certain hallucinogenic drugs, case dismissed on March 28.Shane Irby – Use/possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, guilty plea on March 28.Dale Jorgensen – Theft by deception, value less than $1,000, case dismissed on March 28.Jose Martinez – Possession of simulated controlled substances or drug paraphernalia, case dismissed on March 21.Dois Matchett – Possession of simulated controlled substances, case dismissed on March 22.Justin Wayne Morris – Possession of certain hallucinogenic drugs, guilty plea on March 14.Leslie Muhl – Interference with a law enforcement officer, falsely reporting a crime, guilty plea on April 4.Debra Ramirez – Criminal false communication; expose another to public hatred, case dismissed on March 28.Dustin Michael Renton – Use/possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, case dismissed on March 21.Dustin Michael Renton – Possession of certain depressants, case dismissed on March 21.Walter Skaggs – Criminal deprivation of property; other than motor vehicle – case dismissed on April 4.Andrew Smith – Use/possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, guilty plea on April 4.Michael Smith – Interference with LEO; Obstruct or resist in misdemeanor case, guilty plea on March 28.Tonie Stone – Giving a worthless check less than $500, case dismissed on March 25.Phillip Vaughan – possession of certain hallucinogenic drugs, case dismissed on April 4, 2013.Phillip Vaughan – Use/possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, guilty plea on April 4.Jose Villanueva – Possession of certain hallucinogenic drugs, guilty plea on March 28.Larry Webb – Interference with LEO; Obstruct or resist in misdemeanor case, case dismissed on March 21. Misdemeanor Class BCurtis Wade Callaway – Criminal trespass, unknown circumstances, case dismissed on April 4.Corey Andrew Cessna – Domestic battery; knowing rude physical contact with family member, guilty plea on March 28.Zach Conrad – Criminal trespass, unknown circumstances, guilty plea on March 14.Darwin Dean – Driving while cancelled/suspended first conviction, guilty plea on April 4.Danny Dry – Driving while cancelled/ suspended first conviction, guilty plea on April 4.Nicholas Ewing- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first conviction, guilty plea on March 29.Rebecca Gonzales – Domestic battery; knowing or reckless bodily harm to family member – guilty plea on March 21.Rebecca Gonzales – Domestic battery; knowing or reckless bodily harm to family member, case dismissed on March 21.Sabrina Grace – Domestic battery; knowing or reckless bodily harm to family member, case dismissed on March 21.Ronda Harbison-Hubbard – Battery, case dismissed on March 28.Robert Lamb – Battery, case dismissed on March 28.Seth Leclair – Battery, causing rude physical contact – guilty plea on March 21.Justin Wayne Morris – Attempted criminal use of weapons, bludgeon, club, knuckles, star, switch blade – guilty plea on March 14.Lauren Nading – Criminal damage to property without consent value less than $1,000, guilty plea on March 21.Lauren Nading – Domestic battery; knowing or reckless bodily harm to family member, case dismmsed on March 21.Sammi Popplewell – Domestic battery; knowing rude physical contact with family member, case dismissed on March 28.Meloni Ray, battery, guilty plea on March 28.Jack Edward Schmidt, domestic battery, knowing rude physical contact with family member – case dismissed on April 4.Walter Skaggs – criminal damage to property, without consent value less than $1,000, case dismissed on April 4.Alejandro Torres-Soroa – domestic battery; knowing rude physical contact with family member, case dismissed on April 4.Alejandro Torres-Soroa – battery, causing rude physical contact, case dismissed on April 4.Phillip Vaughan Jr. – criminal use of weapons; possession of firearm by person addicted/use controlled substance, case dismissed on April 4.Jose Villanueva – driving while cancelled/suspended first conviction, guilty plea on March 28.Larry Webb – Criminal trespass; remain in defiance of order by owner, case dismissed on March 21. Felony Drug 5Richard Fagan – Robbery – case dismissed on March 28, 2013.Richard Fagan – Aggravated burglary – case dismissed on March 28, 2013. Misdemeanor Class C Cassandra Dorsey – liquor; purchase/consumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, case dismissed on March 28.Rebecca Gonzales – Disorderly conduct, unknown circumstances, guilty plea on March 21.Rebecca Gonzales – Disorderly conduct, unknown circumstances, case dismissed on March 21.Rebecca Gonzales – Disorderly conduct, unknown circumstances, case dismissed on March 21.Ronda Harbison-Hubbard – Disorderly conduct, unknown circumstances, guilty plea on March 28.Christian Howell – Liquor; purchase/consumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, case dismissed on March 28.Brian Linden – Disorderly conduct; fighting words or noisy conduct to cause resentment, guilty plea on March 28.Leslie Muhl – Disorderly conduct; unknown circumstances, case dismissed on April 4.Sammi Popplewell – Disorderly conduct; unknown circumstances- guilty plea on March 28.Meloni Ray – Disorderly conduct, unknown circumstances – case dismissed on March 28.Jack Edward Schmidt – Disorderly conduct, unknown circumstances, guilty plea on April 4.Walter Skaggs – Disorderly conduct, brawling or fighting words, guilty plea on April 4.Larry Webb- Disorderly conduct, fighting words or noisy conduct to cause resentment, guilty plea on March 21. Felony unclassified Edward Aaron – Drug 5 felony, case dismissed on March 14, 2013.Edward Aaron – Drug 5 felony, guilty plea on March 14, 2013.Rachel Brewer – Drug 5 felony, case dismissed on April 4, 2013.Darwin Dean – Drug 5 felony, case dismissed on April 4, 2013.Brandon O’Neal – Criminal damage to property, value unknown, case dismissed on March 14.Brandon O’Neal – Theft of property/services, value unknown, case dismissed on March 14.Cody Saunders – Theft of property/services, unknown value, case dismissed on March 14.Andrew Smith – Drug 5 felony, case dismissed on April 4, 2013.Andrew Smith – Drug 5 felony, case dismissed on April 4, 2013.George Whitmore – Indecent liberties with a child, unknown circumstances, sealed, April 4, other termination.last_img read more

Wellington voters go to the polls; voting continues until 7 p.m.

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 320 weeks ago Why did the city council not put the water rate increase on this ballot?? Make people get out and show how they really feel about this town and their raising of EVERYTHING… Report Reply 1 reply · active 320 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 320 weeks ago There’s a great idea. The city council ask us if we like the idea. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down guest 1 · 320 weeks ago How much did this ballot cost the tax payers? Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington precinct election volunteers Brenda Dwyer and Dorothy Malson (with Lannie Taylor in the background), help with the running of the election.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — As of 10:35 a.m. this morning, 196  votes have been cast at the two Wellington precincts for the Safety and Security Bond Election for the USD 353 school district. The polls will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight.Sumner Newscow will have results as soon as they become available tonight.The voting locations are as follows:Qualified voters of USD353 residing in city of Wellington, the townships of Wellington, Avon, Greene, Jackson, Harmon, Seventy-six, and London will vote at the Raymond Frye Complex at 320 N. Jefferson.Qualified voters of USD 353 residing in the city of Mayfield, the Township of Osborne, Sumner and Downs will vote at the Mayfield Grocery Store Annex at 101 N. Osborn Ave.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Hundreds of school nurses and health techs to be furloughed in Palm Beach County

first_imgAround 140 school nurses and health technicians  are set to be furloughed in Palm Beach County in the the coming weeks.The decision was made as result of last week’s decision to start the 2020-2021 school year with virtual learning, according to an announcement by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County.The Director of Community Engagement Robin Kish, made the announcement on Monday saying that those effected by the decision will be notified by Friday and the furloughs will begin on August 3rd.Furloughed nurses will still have the ability to collect accrued sick and vacation time and to continue contributing towards their health benefits until they can return to work.Kish also reported that 60 nurses with seniority were given the options of voluntarily vacating their positions and to receive severance pay.Once schools reopen, the health care district plans to restaff the 170 public schools with full-time registered nurses.last_img read more

Edwards powers Hawks past Leafs; Rebels sweep Bruins in Murdoch weekend action

first_imgBeaver Valley travels to Grand Forks Tuesday before meeting the Rebels in a home-and-home series Friday and Saturday.The Hawks then play the Braves in Spokane before hosting the Leafs in the final game of the regular season — a game that could decide the Murdoch Division crown.Nelson plays Grand Forks in a home-and-home series beginning Friday in Nelson at the NDCC Arena. Puck drop is 7 p.m.Bruins sliding out of race for final Murdoch Division playoff spotHunter Jenerou scored twice and Kody Disher added three assists leading the Castlegar Rebels to a 6-2 victory over the Border Bruins Saturday in Gand Forks.The win was the second time in as many nights the Rebels defeated the Bruins by a 6-2 score.Matt Reed and Aaron Brewer gave the Rebels a 2-0 first period lead before Jenerou and Connor Beauchemin scored in the second to give the visitors a commanding 4-1 lead.Aaron Petten had the other goal for Castlegar.Connor Gross and Dakota Kittle replied for the Bruins, losers of three straight games.Castlegar outshot the Bruins 62-41 as Nate Rabbit secured the win in goal for the Rebels.The weekend sweep, combined with a Spokane loss to Kimberley, gives then third-place Rebels a three-point lead over the Braves.Grand Forks, still with seven games remaining on the schedule, trails Spokane by eight points in the hunt for the final playoff spot.Spokane is in Creston to meet the Thunder Cats Sunday. Beaver Valley Nitehawks held serve against the Nelson Leafs in the race to finish on top of the Murdoch Division in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.Ryan Edwards snapped a 1-1 tie with a power play goal late in the third period to lift the Hawks to a 2-1 victory over the Leafs in KIJHL action Saturday night at the Fruitvale Arena.The win allows the Hawks to climb to within four points of the division-leading Leafs. Beaver Valley has two games in hand on Nelson.Nelson opened the two-game home-and-home set with a convincing 6-2 victory Friday at the NDCC Arena.Edwards took advantage of Nelson’s leading scorer Jamie Vlanich in the penalty box, serving a two-minute slashing penalty.After a scoreless first period that saw the Hawks out shoot Nelson 17-9, Beaver Valley opened the scoring when Sheldon Hubbard beat Brad Rebagliati in the Leafs net 17 minutes into the second period.Alec Wilkinson tied the game in the third, combining with Vlanich to beat Bret Clark in the Beaver Valley net.It was Clark to came into Friday’s game after Grayson Sharpe was unable to stop the Nelson offensive attack, serving up five goals in two period.The Hawks then held of a late charge by the Leafs to secure the victory and make the final two weeks of the season a sprint to the Murdoch title and home ice through the division playoffs.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 43-31 making a winning out of Clark.Rebagliati lost for the first time in three games in the Leaf nets.last_img read more