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first_imgJudge Denies Injunction Filed by the FOP and Firefighters UnionDECEMBER 6TH, 2016 BRITNEY TAYLOR EVANSVILLE, ILLINOIS, INDIANAJudge Les Shivley has denied the relief requested by the Fraternal Order of Police and Firefighters Union in the case against the city of Evansville. The proposed Health Insurance Package includes a 120% increase in deductibles and premiums. The two entities filed an injunction against the city in October. It claimed the city violated its current contract agreement with the unions by not consulting union leaders to negotiate new health care benefits.After today’s ruling, negotiations regarding wages are now reopened. The Evansville City Council will also address the Firefighters’ contract at its next meeting. Council members were waiting for the ruling to approve that contract.FOP lawyer Charlie Berger will be hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. about the judges ruling.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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The String Cheese Incident Shares Playlist Of Top-Choice Live Cuts From Summer 2016

first_imgBeloved jam group The String Cheese Incident just wrapped up a major summer tour, as the band toured across the country and hit acclaimed venues and festivals along the way. While the band heads into the studio to resume working on their new SCI Sound Lab, they didn’t want to leave fans high and dry until their next live performance at Hulaween Festival.Thus, the band has released Summer 2016 Selections playlist, spotlighting nine live cuts from the summer tour. This includes “Ain’t Wastin Time No More” from the band’s Allman Brothers Family Incident at Peach Festival, “Impressions” and “45th of November” from Red Rocks Amphitheatre and even a version of Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” from the band’s show in Cooperstown, NY. Archivist Larry Fox really outdid himself with this great release.What are you waiting for?! Stream the full playlist below:Summer 2016 Selections Compilation1. “Xai Xai” – 7/3/16 – Atlanta, GA2. “Falling Through The Cracks” – 8/13/16 – Brooklyn, NY3. “Get Tight” – 7/20/16 – Missoula, MT4. “Impressions” – 7/16/16 – Morrison, CO5. “45th Of November” – 7/16/16 – Morrison, CO6. “Ain’t Wastin Time No More” – 8/12/16 – Scranton, PA7. “Believe” – 8/12/16 – Scranton, PA8. “Hi Ho No Show” – 8/13/16 – Brooklyn, NY9. “Fearless” – 7/8/16 – Cooperstown, NYlast_img read more

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The balancing act of member business lending

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A little more than a year ago, we wrote about our “Sunny Forecast for Member Business Lending.” With anticipated double-digit growth, we encouraged credit unions to invest in the competency of their lenders and their MBL program.  Fast forward to 2017. You’ve done everything right to build a quality commercial lending portfolio and take advantage of market opportunities:You’ve trained your lenders.You’ve established policies and practices that allow you to make loans at an acceptable level of risk.You’re cross-selling additional member business services.You’re working with the business’s principals and employees on their personal needs.And, you’re reaping the rewards in terms of multiple successful, long-term, mutually beneficial commercial relationships. continue reading »last_img read more

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If you’re writing off millennials, you’re missing out!

first_img continue reading » 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “They are a generation of coddled infants who developed into demanding tyrants.”This quote sounds a lot like the statements I hear veteran board members make about “those damn millennials.” While the line certainly seems to capture a popular sentiment about Millennials, it wasn’t about them at all. Written in 1968 by Lisa Hammel of the New York Times, the quote actually referred to Baby Boomers. Isn’t it funny that so many board members wind up using the same disparaging words that were used to describe them only a few decades ago? How quickly we forget!As it turns out, most of the complaints that today’s seasoned leaders have about Millennials stem from the same frustrations that previous generations had with the twentysomethings of their own era. Need more proof? Consider the way Susan Littwin described Boomers in her 1987 book, The Postponed Generation:last_img read more

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Biden’s Economic Plan for the Virus

first_img– Advertisement – Biden warns of fatal consequences as Trump stonewalls on the transition, and Whitmer faces more blowback over the restrictions in Michigan. It’s Tuesday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Biden and Harris speaking about the economic recovery in Wilmington, Del., yesterday.Will Trump face federal prosecution?- Advertisement – Trump is already the subject of multiple investigations in New York stemming from his private business conduct: a criminal inquiry by the district attorney of Manhattan, and a civil investigation by the attorney general of New York State.Yet there could be more, as our reporter Jonathan Mahler writes in a new article for The Times Magazine that seeks to answer the question of just how legally vulnerable Trump will be once he leaves the White House. Potentially criminal activity has unfolded throughout Trump’s term, Jonathan writes, and the only way to hold him legally accountable for things he did as president would be through federal prosecution.Precedent points to leniency here: Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon in 1974, citing a need for national healing. Biden’s old boss, Obama, declined to prosecute former George W. Bush administration officials for authorizing the unlawful torture of detainees. But Trump’s case feels different.- Advertisement – On Politics is also available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.Is there anything you think we’re missing? Anything you want to see more of? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at [email protected]center_img One of Trump’s lawyers argued in court last year that the president was immune from prosecution throughout his term in office.Could the president, an appeals court judge asked, shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and get away with it, as he had talked on the campaign trail about doing? “That is correct,” the president’s lawyer, William Consovoy, replied.It was a bold claim — and one that few legal scholars have endorsed. But what about after Trump leaves office? What’s to stop him from being prosecuted then? “Every president seeks to exploit the immense power of the office, but Trump’s exploitation of this power represented a difference in both degree and kind,” Jonathan writes. “Trump stretched the limits of his authority not just to enrich himself and his family but to block investigations into his personal and official conduct and to maintain his grip on power.”Prosecuting a former president — especially one who just received the second-most popular votes in United States history, and who continues to command the support of a devoted following — would be a complicated and risky gambit. You can read the full article, or listen to a narrated audio version of it, at this link.New York Times EventsJoin DealBook for conversations with Anthony Fauci and Elizabeth Warren.Today DealBook is holding its first Online Summit. Join us at 11 a.m. Eastern for a conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci as he discusses the latest developments in the pandemic and reflects on his service under six presidents. And at 4:30 p.m. Eastern, Senator Elizabeth Warren will discuss the postelection outlook for politics and policy.Watch free from anywhere in the world. Register now. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Reflating the e-bubble

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Syria confirms first coronavirus case

first_imgDamascus announced a ban on public transport on Sunday as it stepped up a lockdown introduced in recent days, including the closure of schools, parks, restaurants and various public institutions, as well as calling off army conscription.Medics say the country is also vulnerable with thousands of Iranian-backed militias fighting alongside the forces of President Bashar al Assad, who maintain a strong presence in main cities and have their headquarters in the Damascus Shi’ite suburb of Sayeda Zainab.Iranian-backed militias still cross into Syria from the AlBukamal border crossing with Iraq.Iran, one of the countries most affected by the pandemic outside China, is Syria’s main regional ally.Iran’s Mahan Air still has regular flights from Tehran to Damascus, according to Western diplomats tracking Syria, even though other Syrian flights have been suspended.Medics in the opposition-held northwest also fear the virus could spread quickly in crowded camps for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians.Topics : Syria on Sunday confirmed its first case of coronavirus, in a person who had come from abroad.Health Minister Nizar al-Yaziji told state media “necessary measures” had been taken regarding the 20 year-old woman, who he said would be quarantined for 14 days and given medical checks.There have been unconfirmed reports in recent weeks of coronavirus cases in Syria, whose health system, housing and infrastructure have been ravaged by nine years of civil war, but the authorities have denied any outbreak.last_img read more

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Marc Overmars would sign Matthijs de Ligt ‘immediately’ if he leaves Ajax

first_imgDe Ligt partners Van Dijk for Holland and could cost as much as the Liverpool man (Getty)‘We do not need to sell him, we do not need the money, but I know he will go to one of the big clubs [eventually].’De Ligt has already been linked with a host of European giants, from Barcelona to Juventus to Manchester United, and is likely to command a transfer fee in excess of £50m, and perhaps even rival the £75m Liverpool spent on countryman Virgil van Dijk – the record for a centre-back.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Comment Marc Overmars would sign Matthijs de Ligt ‘immediately’ if he leaves Ajax The Dutchman believes every European giant should be after the centre-back (Picture: Getty)Potential new Arsenal sporting director Marc Overmars has said the first signing he would make if he left Ajax would be the club’s brilliant young centre-back Matthijs de Ligt.The former Arsenal winger is one of the frontrunners to fill the void left by Sven Mislintat at the Emirates, with Roma chief Monchi – who worked with Unai Emery at Sevilla – also in the running.Since 2012, Overmars has overseen Ajax’s incredible recruitment of players which has made them huge profits on the likes of Justin Kluivert, Frenkie de Jong and Davinson Sanchez.center_img Frenkie de Jong has already agreed a move to Barca and De Ligt could be next (Picture: Getty)The next player to leave looks likely to be skipper De Ligt, who racked up his 100th Eredivisie appearance last week despite still only being 19 years old.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOvermars admits Ajax are unlikely to keep hold of the Netherlands international and says he’d be front of the queue to sign him if he took over at another club.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 CityAsked if De Ligt would be the next big player to leave Ajax in an interview with AS, Overmars replied: ‘I think so. For me, De Ligt can play easily on any of the six best teams in the world right now.‘He has the power, the mentality, the heart. If I worked at another club, I would like to sign him immediately. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Mar 2019 9:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link623Shareslast_img read more

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Renters with pets in for ruff ride

first_imgFor Simone Small and her kids Taejhan Luba, 11 years, Maiarna Reilly, 6, and Aysha Luba, 13, there was no option but to find a rental property that allowed their dogs Archibald, 8 months, and Rogue, 2 years. Picture: Annette DewA CHRONIC shortage of pet-friendly rental properties has sparked a furbaby crisis, with a spike in abandoned pets pushing out the RSPCA surrender waitlist and seeing renters take almost three months to find a new home.RSPCA Queensland fears the chronic shortage will force pet owners into abandoning their animals, amid a troubling case of a dog found in the dump.“We’re seeing more and more of this,” a spokesman warned. “We have a waiting list of six weeks for surrender of animals.”According to census data, just over a third of all houses and units in Brisbane alone were rented out, but despite growing levels of pet ownership among Queenslanders, rental properties have failed to keep up with demand.Furbabies have become an integral part of the Aussie family. Picture: SuppliedPet Insurance Australian spokeswoman Nadia Crighton warned many pet owners still struggled with finding suitable rental accommodation for their entire family “including the furry kind”.“Finding rental accommodation that welcomes pets is no easy task,” she said, with some owners even going as far as lying about the pet living in the home.“Sadly, many renters do hide the fact that they have a pet on the premises. This can cause a huge amount of continual stress and fear that the landowner will discover the pet.”A search of pet friendly rental accommodation found just over 1,700 listings for Greater Brisbane on realestate.com.au, and just over 5,600 in Queensland. Last year alone, the Brisbane City Council reported 45,920 enquiries for animal permits and registration.What parent wouldn’t go out of their way to encourage this kind of cuteness? Jemimah Trevor, 6, with a silky. Picture: Mike BatterhamThe shortfall has created a nightmare situation for renters like Simone Small who took three months to find a rental property that would allow her daughters to keep their American staffy and dachshund.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“I applied for 42 properties and all of them said my application was turned down towards whoever the owner wanted that didn’t have pets. It was a long lengthy process and pretty much a nightmare,” she told The Courier-Mail.She ended up taking whichever property had her application accepted: “I literally applied for any house that was appropriate. The house we ended up getting I didn’t even look at the property. I think the lady could hear the desperation in my voice and said yes the owner doesn’t mind pets and I just said I’ll take it.”Hair-babies? Maybe not, but pets come in all shapes and sizes like these piglets Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves. Picture: John Gass.She said it was unthinkable that they might have to surrender their pets.“I honestly couldn’t have broken that news to my kids so it wasn’t an option. We just kept looking. We got pushed out to Everton Hills which is a little bit harder to get the kids to school, but there was no question for us, we just to find one that would allow us to keep our pets. I’m glad we found one in the end.”TIPS FOR RENTERS— Have a pet resume for your pet and attach this to all applications.— Be honest.— Ensure your dog is well trained and up-to-scratch with his/her doggie manners.— Ensure your cat is house trained and has no litter box woes.— Contact your local real-estate and ask them to contact you if pet accommodation becomes available in the area you wish to move.— Be prepared to offer a little extra in rent, or bond.— Have references on hand. This could be your dog trainer, vet and previous pet accommodation.(Source: Pet Insurance Australia)FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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Active fixed income management returns ‘may overstate alpha’ – study

first_imgIn its paper — The Illusion of Active Fixed Income Diversification — the investment manager said active fixed-income managers had had a good run from 1997 to 2017 and especially in recent years.“Active fixed income strategies may significantly reduce the strategic diversification benefit of fixed income as an asset class”“This has prompted some to suggest that active fixed income management is easy — at least in a relative sense,” it said.But active fixed income strategies may significantly reduce the strategic diversification benefit of fixed income as an asset class, AQR warned in the paper.“Given the strong performance of high yield over the last 20 years, the effective structural credit overweight embedded in active returns of global aggregate, core-plus,
 and unconstrained bond managers has improved the standalone performance of these strategies, but it has reduced their diversifying characteristics,” AQR said.These diversifying characteristics were, it argued, a central motivation for holding fixed income within a strategic asset allocation, because they had historically mitigated equity risk.“Given the high correlation between high yield and equities, by being overweight credit risk, fixed income managers are inducing positive correlation to equities relative to the benchmark,” the manager said.In its conclusion, AQR said it found that across active fixed income categories, managers were choosing to be overweight in credit or hold exposures that were highly correlated with credit.“This importantly suggests that average active returns overstate the true ‘alpha’ in active fixed income management,” the report’s authors wrote.‘Systematic approaches’, on the other hand, might allow investors to generate outperformance relative to fixed income benchmarks that was not correlated to credit or equity markets, the firm said.This, it said, would therefore enhance, rather than detract from, overall portfolio diversification.The full AQR paper can be found here. Investor allocations to traditional active fixed income managers do not give the level of diversification to 60/40 equity/bond portfolios they are supposed to provide, according to a new research paper from AQR.In the report, the alternatives specialist firm — well-known for factor investing — said it found that returns generated by active fixed income can be attributed to a structural overweight allocation to high yield credit.Because of this overweight to high yield, much of the return generated by active fixed income strategies was derived from exposure to credit risk premium, AQR said, which is correlated with equity risk premium.It acknowledged the possible influence of survivorship bias on its findings, saying “we cannot completely rule out that survivorship bias may account for some of the observed correlation between active returns and credit”.last_img read more

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