Oil Posts First Weekly Gain in a Month

first_img Previous articleTips for Thanksgiving Meal ConversationsNext articleFarmland Prices May Drop 20 percent Gary Truitt Oil Posts First Weekly Gain in a Month By Gary Truitt – Nov 20, 2016 SHARE Oil futures finished modestly higher on Friday, logging their first weekly gain in a month as traders looked for clues as to whether members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will be able to complete a deal later this month to curb output.Natural-gas futures, meanwhile, notched a weekly gain of nearly 9% as the first hints of a winter chill and bargain hunting in the wake of price losses over the last two weeks spurred buying. Home Energy Oil Posts First Weekly Gain in a Month SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

1,500 sign petition over ‘inaction’ on Inishowen coastal erosion

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest 1,500 sign petition over ‘inaction’ on Inishowen coastal erosion Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Previous articleMan questioned in connection with Ballybofey car attacksNext articleNo deaths, 5 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in North News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty A petition, calling for urgent action on coastal erosion along the Inishowen coastline, has already garnered 1,500 signatures. Beaches, pathways and part of Ballyliffin Golf Club have all been already impacted by erosion however there are no current plans to address the issue.The petition, which was launched in recent days, is asking for the removal of red tape on preventative measures to restore and maintain coastal protection measures to restore safe public access to our beaches.Manager of Ballyliffin Golf Club John Farren is encouraging the public to support the petition:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/fafdgertrdfgdfrren1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsAppcenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp By News Highland – July 7, 2020 Facebook Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

13-year-old, woman’s rescue of boy from drowning in pool caught on camera

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Minn.) — In Minnesota, a young boy nearly drowned in a pool until he was saved — the entire scene was caught on a surveillance video.Evan, 12, was swimming with some friends at a pool in Rochester. At some point, while five fellow swimmers were splashing away, Evan sunk to the bottom.Luckily, 13-year-old Cody Runyon sensed something was awry.“I went underwater and all of a sudden I see him just lying on the ground just sitting down on 5 feet, just passed out,” Cody told “Good Morning America.”The 4-foot-11, 80-pound teen rushed to the bottom of the pool and pulled an unconscious Evan to the shallow end.“I held him around the waist, put his head over my shoulder and I just carried him like that,” said Cody of the Wednesday incident.Desiree Pasko — who suffers from a severe case of fibromyalgia and can barely walk — arose from her wheelchair and ran over to the pool edge to assist.She said that as Cody came towards her, Evan was “limp as can be, and the way his head is moving, it’s shaking and his face is being dragged through the water — he’s not coherent, he’s not alive.”She can be seen on the video squatting to lift the boy out of the water and setting him on the ground.“He was so tiny in that moment, and he was blue, and he was cold, and he was wet, and he was clearly deceased,” she said.Pasko then began performing CPR that she said she’d learned from a decade ago.“I did three breaths, and ten compressions and then I did two breaths, and then ten compressions. And then I did two breaths, and then his cheeks started to get a small amount of pink. And I could hear him gargle, so then I did two very quick, very forceful compressions,” she recounted.In the moment, Evan started coming to and started to vomit water as she remembered yelping aloud, “He’s alive! He’s alive!”Evan said that the whole incident caused him to be “really, really scared.”But that after he realized he was saved, the fear turned to gratitude.“They’re definitely my heroes because without Cody and Des I wouldn’t be alive,” he said.The moment was especially sweet for Pasko.“Watching a boy go from totally blue to a little bit pink is a rewarding feeling,” she said, weeping.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Building better engagement

first_imgHome » News » Building better engagement previous nextProptechBuilding better engagementThe Negotiator4th October 20170498 Views Giosg, which helps clients do better business by engaging more successfully with online visitors, has analysed data from 2.8 million visitors to UK property companies’ websites. As well as delivering raw data, it also suggests that companies could do more to be in sync with the needs of their online visitors.Giosg, which already works with agencies including Knight Frank, Connells and Savills, analysed the visits of 2,710,592 people across eight websites in May. The busiest company website accounted for over 40 per cent of all these visitors.“Once visitors arrive at the estate agent’s website, more often than not via a click through from a property portal, they are very loyal to that estate agent’s website. Just 4.6 per cent of the visitors monitored go on to browse other estate agents’ websites,” says Ville Rissanen, CEO at Giosg.“Implementing live chat can be a timely and effective solution as it gives visitors a channel to ask for help to find what they are looking for. It’s also popular with estate agencies wanting to engage more with their visitors to gain stronger insights to what they want.”Rissanen adds, “Property companies are early adopters of online chat but there is more that can be done. To ensure there are no ‘black holes’ in the communication flow when teams are enjoying a well-deserved rest, our clients, such as Connells Group, have implemented our Giosg semi-automated instant messaging service. This targets their website visitors at the optimum point in their online journey, regardless of whether that happens to be at 10am or 10pm. This has resulted in a more than 20 per cent increase in the number of property valuations booked through Connells websites.”https://www.giosg.com/Giosg online visitors raw data data drivers October 4, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Sri Lanka Navy Commander Inspects VNF Annual Camp Divisions

first_img View post tag: Lanka View post tag: Naval View post tag: Annual Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage inspected the Volunteer Naval Force Annual Camp Divisions held at the Welisara Naval Complex Grounds on 19th January 2013. Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Damayantha Dharmasiriwardene, Commander Western Naval Area & Commandant VNF, Rear Admiral Rohan Amarasinghe, Senior Naval officers and Commanding Officer VNF were also present on the occasion.Commander of the Navy in his address commended the yeoman service rendered by the VNF towards the success of the humanitarian operation. He expressed his appreciation at the VNF’s remarkable efforts in transforming itself rapidly from a ceremonial force for the new role and the pivotal contributions made to the SLN’s multi-faceted operations. The Navy Commander stated that he expects VNF to play an equally important role in the future as well for the country’s endeavours in becoming a maritime hub in the region.The VNF annual training camp is conducted to update the knowledge and skills of Volunteer Naval Force personnel who are not mobilized. The event concludes with the Commander of the Navy’s Divisions and a ceremonial parade.The Sri Lanka Volunteer Naval Force is the main arm of the Sri Lanka Navy with Naval training vigilant in readiness to provide expertise and man power in times of national urgency and distress. It supplements and provides the Regular Naval Force with the required assistance in the execution of tasks of the Navy.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 21, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Divisions View post tag: Sri View post tag: Commander Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Commander Inspects VNF Annual Camp Divisions View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Inspects Sri Lanka Navy Commander Inspects VNF Annual Camp Divisions Share this article View post tag: Navy January 21, 2013 View post tag: VNF Authorities View post tag: Camplast_img read more

Paul McCartney Makes A Surprise Appearance With The Killers On New Year’s Eve

first_imgBeatles’ legend Paul McCartney has no qualms about performing with modern artists, finding time to collaborate with those like Kanye West, Brittany Howard (of The Alabama Shakes) and more over the years. The latest collaboration is one with The Killers, as Macca made an unannounced appearance with that band on New Year’s Eve.Though it was a private concert held on St. Bart’s, there’s still something quite awesome about seeing The Killers and Paul McCartney jam out on “Helter Skelter.” A video of the sit-in emerged on The Killers’ Facebook for all to enjoy. Check it out below.last_img

Trail Mix March 2014: Free Music Download

first_imgThe Whistles & The Bells – Mercy PleaseBuilt to Spill – JokermanCamper Van Beethoven – Eye of Fatima (Pt.1)Dex Romweber Duo – Roll OnHolly Golightly & The Broke Offs – SLCJohnny Beauford – Little DanceKorby Lenker – My Little LifeLaurie Lewis – Trees (Featuring Nina Gerber, Tristan Clarridge, The T Sisters & Tom Rozum)Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys – The River JordanMariah Presents Mountain Minstrelry – An Old Timer’s PlaintMiner – Hey LoveMollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Sunday StreetMozes & The Firstborn – I Got SkillsRobert Sarazin Blake – Dingle To TraleeSteep Ravine – Wildflower HoneyStephen Murray – Sweet StephanieThe Dream Syndicate – That’s What You Always SayThe Hold Steady – I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten YouThe Moonshine – Never KnowThe Sea The Sea – Love We Are We LoveTrout Steak Revival – Union PacificUnderhill Rose – Helpless WandererWyatt Easterling – Why Did It Take So Long The last time I saw Bryan Simpson, it was September of 2010 and he was walking off the stage with his mates in Cadillac Sky at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. The band had just killed it. Absolutely killed it. Burned the stage down, rebuilt it, and then burned it down again. That set was one of the most amazing hours of music I have ever experienced. Cadillac Sky was on fire. Then, just a couple of months later, Simpson left the band and soon thereafter Cadillac Sky was no more.This month’s Trail Mix signals Bryan Simpson’s return. We lead off our March mix with “Mercy Please,” the brand new track from Simpson’s new project, The Whistles & The Bells. Simpson refers to the new record, which releases on March 4th, as a “personal earthquake” that chronicles his spiritual reawakening. It is a powerful return for one of Nashville’s best songwriters. Be sure to check out Jedd’s interview with Simpson in the magazine this month, too.Also featured this month are some heavy hitters. The Hold Steady, one of the decades best buzz rockers, and Built To Spill, long time indie faves, share tunes. Also check out tunes from Camper Van Beethoven and The Dream Syndicate.Stephen Murray, of Holy Ghost Tent Revival, recently released his solo debut. Take a listen to “Sweet Stephanie” and then get your hands on his new record.Be sure to listen to tracks from up and coming roots artists like The Sea The Sea, Robert Sarazin Blake, The Moonshine, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellies, Miner, and Underhill Rose. And, as always, get out and buy the records from the artists we are showcasing this month. They are darned sure worth spending your money on. Help support these artists that support Trail Mix.Trail Mix Note – The tracks from Built To Spill and The Hold Steady are stream only and will not be included on the downloadable zip file.last_img read more

Baldwin Man Charged With Fatal BWI

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An alleged drunken boater has been arrested for fatally striking a 34-year-old man with the boat’s propeller while the victim was swimming in Freeport over the weekend, Nassau County police said.Raymond Balboa was driving a 50-foot Sea Ray boat with about a dozen people on board in Baldwin Bay when he stopped briefly so they could go swimming at 6:25 p.m. Sunday, police said.The 53-year-old Baldwin man asked everyone get back on the boat, started the engines and began driving the boat while one guest, 34-year-old Cesar Hernandez-Rodas of Bay Shore, was still in the water, police said.The victim was struck by the propeller and suffered severe lacerations before being brought on board the boat and taken to a nearby home, police said. He was then taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Investigators determined that Balboa showed signs of intoxication, police said.Homicide Squad detectives charged Balboa with vehicular manslaughter, operating a vessel while intoxicated and operating an unregistered vessel.He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

DeVos tells CFPB to back off on student loans

first_imgWhen federal policymakers killed banks’ ability to make government-backed student loans, David Bergeron should have been celebrating. A career official at the U.S. Department of Education, he had favored the move for years; it would save the government money, he reasoned, and make it better able to help distressed student borrowers.But when it actually happened in 2010, he wasn’t so sure. With the move, his agency instantly became the nation’s biggest lender to college students. And in his decades of federal service, he’d arrived at the view that when the government gets the chance to profit from something, it takes maximum advantage. It was only a matter of time, he feared, before that happened to student loans.Seven years later—with more than 1 million former students defaulting on government-backed loans every year and with his former agency pulling the plug on a partnership with the consumer bureau tasked with protecting them—his fears could soon be realized. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Study: Wood ducks could be sentinel for H5N1

first_imgOct 25, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Researchers from the University of Georgia report that wood ducks and laughing gulls are highly susceptible to H5N1 avian influenza, which suggests those two species could be sensitive indicators of the virus’s presence in wild birds.In a lab, the researchers exposed six species of wild birds—five duck species and laughing gulls—to the lethal Asian H5N1 virus. All the birds became infected, but only the wood ducks and laughing gulls became ill or died, according to their report in the November issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.The findings come amid this year’s greatly expanded federal and state program to look for H5N1 avian flu in wild birds in the United States. The deadly Asian strain of H5N1 has not yet been found in North America, but a mild “North American” strain of H5N1 has been found in wild birds in several states.”If you’re looking for highly pathogenic H5N1 in wild birds, it would really pay to investigate any wood duck deaths because they seem to be highly susceptible,” David Stallknecht, a study coauthor, commented in a University of Georgia news release.Besides wood ducks, the ducks used in the study were mallards, Northern pintails, blue-winged teal, and redheads. Those species are the most likely to bring H5N1 to North America, given their behavior and habitat use, lead author Dr. Justin Brown commented in the news release.The researchers found that the birds studied had more virus in their mouth and throat secretions than in feces. In contrast, said Stallknecht, birds infected with low-pathogenic avian flu viruses shed more virus in their feces, according to the news release.In other avian flu developments, David Nabarro, the United Nations’ senior coordinator for avian and human influenza, said H5N1 is likely to remain a major animal health problem for 5 to 10 more years, according to an Oct 23 UN news release.”We think it’s going to stay that way for five years [or] perhaps 10 years to come because the virus is highly pathogenic yet at the same time can seem to survive in certain communities of birds without symptoms . . . and secondly it does seem to be spread by a combination of wild birds and trade,” Nabarro said.Elsewhere, H5 and N1 avian flu viral proteins were found recently in a green-winged teal in Michigan, but the finding did not signal the lethal Asian type of H5N1, US officials announced Oct 20.The findings were in one of 51 samples collected from a number of bird species Oct 15 in Tuscola County, Michigan, as part of the expanded wild-bird monitoring program by federal and state agencies. In a news release, the US Department of Agriculture said the finding could indicate two different flu viruses, one containing H5 and the other N1. Another possibility is an infection with the low-pathogenic North American strain of H5N1, which has been found in wild birds elsewhere in Michigan and in Illinois, Maryland, and Pennsylvania in recent months.Further testing under way at the USDA national lab in Ames, Iowa, will clarify the findings within 2 to 3 weeks, the agency said.In other recent news about avian flu in birds:In an effort to stop avian flu outbreaks, Indonesian officials said they plan to bar people in major cities from keeping free-roaming poultry, according to an Oct 20 Agence France-Presse report. The health minister said the ban could be modeled on similar laws in Thailand and Hong Kong. No date was set for imposing it.In China, 42.6 million domestic birds in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have been vaccinated against avian flu since an outbreak last month, the newspaper People’s Daily reported Oct 22.See also:Emerging Infectious Diseases report on wild birds’ susceptibility to H5N1http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol12no11/06-0652.htmUniversity of Georgia news release about studyhttp://www.uga.edu/news/artman/publish/061023_BirdFlu.shtmlUN news release reporting Nabarro’s commentshttp://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=20347&Cr=bird&Cr1=flu#Oct 20 USDA news release on avian flu testing of birds in Michiganlast_img read more