Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Kim Richey To Perform June 27 At Fuller Lodge

first_imgSinger/song writer Kim Richey will perform June 27 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photoCOMMUNITY News:Grammy nominated, singer/songwriter Kim Richey will make a stop June 27 at Fuller Lodge in support of her critically acclaimed release Edgeland. (2018).  The Nashville-based, progressive country artist has recorded eight albums of her own and written for many of the industry’s biggest names.  Her songs have been recorded by Trisha Yearwood, “Believe Me Baby (I Lied)”, Radney Foster, “Nobody Wins” and Brooks & Dunn “Every River”.  Richey also has contributed vocals on albums with the likes of Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, Reba McEntire and Mary Chapin Carpenter.“I try not to produce shows during the summer months,” local promoter Jonathan Lathrop said, “but I have really struggled in my attempt to bring more women artists to Los Alamos, so I jumped at the opportunity when Kim’s agent called.  Kim’s body of work and influence in the industry are indicative of her talent and attention to her craft and we are lucky to have her visit us.”The seated show is produced by Lathrop’s Live in Los Alamos and will see Richey accompanied by one other musician. Beer and wine from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, as well as dinner, will be available at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Los Alamos Schools Credit Union for $15 (cash or check only), at liveinlosalamos.com for $17.50, or at the door for $20.last_img read more

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first_img R (on the application of Minister for Economic Development of the States of Guernsey) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners and another case: QBD (Admin) (Mr Justice Mitting): 15 March 2012 The instant proceedings concerned the import of goods by mail order from the Channel Islands. Article 143 of Council Directive (EC) 2006/112 (on the common system of value added tax) (the 2006 directive) required member states to exempt from tax the importation of goods of low value from the Channel Islands. That was achieved by articles 143(b) and (c) and article 23 of Council Directive (EC) 2009/132 (determining the scope of article 143(b) and (c) of directive 2006/112/EC as regards exemption from value added tax on the final importation of certain goods) (the 2009 directive). The exemption was commonly referred to as low-value consignment relief (LVCR). However, article 23 contained a proviso which stated that ‘member states may exclude goods which have been imported from mail order from the exemption’. In November 2011, the chancellor of the exchequer announced that LVCR would be withdrawn for all goods imported on or after 1 April 2012 from the Channel Islands. The position was subsequently more precisely set out in a draft clause to be included in the Finance Bill 2012, which amended the Value Added Tax (Imported Goods) Relief Order 1984, SI 1984/746 so that the exemption did not apply in relation to any goods sent from the Channel Island under a distance selling arrangement. ‘Distance selling arrangement’ was defined as ‘any transaction, or series of transactions, under which the person to whom the goods are sent receives them from a supplier without the simultaneous physical presence of the person and the supplier at any time during the transaction or series of transactions’. The claimants applied for judicial review of the decision to selectively disapply LVCR. The principal issue that fell to be determined was whether the defendant was entitled to selectively disapply LVCR. The claimants submitted that: (i) as a matter of language, the proviso of article 23 did not permit selective disapplication, either by reference to categories of goods or territories; and (ii) selective disapplication offended the principles of fiscal neutrality, non-discrimination and proportionality. The application would be dismissed. (1) EU case law demonstrated that the principle of fiscal neutrality was limited. It was never applied and did not apply to the treatment of goods and services produced in non-member states, until they had entered into free circulation in the EU. The EU and, by necessary extension, member states, when permitted to do so or not prohibited from doing so by union legislation, might, for any reason or none, discriminate against non-EU states in relation to the import of goods from them; even in the field of indirect taxation. The principle of fiscal neutrality was not, therefore, engaged in that context. There was no requirement that the UK should treat one non-EU territory in the same manner for the purposes of LVCR as any other, or as every other. For the same reasons, the principle of proportionality was also not engaged (see [70], [75] of the judgment). In the instant case, there was no principle of EU law which required the UK to treat the importation of low value goods on mail order from the Channel Islands in the same manner as similar goods from any other non-EU territory. Further, there was nothing in the words of article 23 to prohibit a selective disapplication of the proviso. Accordingly, there was no reason to construe the words narrowly to achieve that result (see [76] of the judgment). Accordingly, the draft clause was not unlawful under EU law (see [77] of the judgment). European Union – Value added tax – Government proposing removal of low-value consignment relief in respect of certain goods imported by Channel Islandscenter_img David Vaughan QC and Conrad McDonnell (instructed by PwC Legal) for the States of Jersey; Sam Grodzinski QC and David Yates (instructed by law officers of the Crown) for the States of Guernsey; Philippa Whipple QC, Jessica Simor and Suzanne Lambert (instructed by HMRC solicitor’s office) for the defendant; Christopher Vajda QC, Valentina Sloane and Julianne Stevenson (instructed by Edwin Coe) for the interested party.last_img read more

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Oaktree Capital Management buys Railpool

first_imgEUROPE: HSH Nordbank and KfW IPEX-Bank sold their shares in rolling stock leasing company Railpool to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management on May 9. The price was not disclosed. The two banks founded Railpool as an equally-owned joint venture in 2008, and will continue to act as lenders to the company.‘We plan significant investments in new, innovative vehicles, the expansion of our excellent team as well as the internationalisation of our business’, said Railpool Managing Director Torsten Lehnert. ‘As we continue to offer our customers modern, interoperable locomotives with an attractive full-service package, we are very pleased to welcome Oaktree as an excellent partner, who will support us strategically and financially’. An order has been placed for five Siemens Vectron locomotives, and negotiations are being held with several manufacturers for at least 50 additional locomotives.Los Angeles based Oaktree had US$86·2bn in assets under management as of March 31. ‘With the investment in Railpool we are happy to expand our involvement in the transport sector, and help to take advantage of future growth opportunities in the leasing market for rail vehicles, said Hermann T Dambach, Managing Director of Oaktree Germany.last_img read more

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St Martin’s Secondary wins Sagicor Visionaries Challenge

first_img Share EducationLocalNewsSecondary St Martin’s Secondary wins Sagicor Visionaries Challenge by: – March 27, 2013 94 Views   5 comments Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Winning prject; The Flushometer – “Little Water Big FlushThe St. Martin’s Secondary School has copped the national segment of the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge, and will represent Dominica at the regional competition in Barbados in July of this year.Kendra Jean Jacques and Jonelle Honore’s Flushometer found favour with the seven member judging panel. The students were asked to create sustainable projects using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to solve any challenge which they are faced with at school.Jonelle Honore (left) and Kendra Jean Jacques worked on the project“At our school we have a type of toilet called the Flushometer toilet; these are toilets that have a flush pad that depends on high water pressure to flush rather than depending on the force of gravity to flush like the toilets that have the tanks,” teacher at the St. Martin’s Secondary School Vanessa Seraphine told the media.Because the school is often affected by low water pressure, there are days when the students are unable to flush the toilets which according to Ms Seraphine, “leads to unsanitary conditions where waste build up in the toilet and bad odor and so on”. Hence they decided to create a system where “we always have high water pressure at our school so that we can always be able to flush the toilets even when there is no water” – the Flushometer; “Little Water Big Flush” project.Ms. Vanessa Seraphine, teacher at the St. Martin’s Secondary School assisted the students with the project“I’m very elated; I can’t really contain myself yet at this moment, I’m overwhelmed, I came there with the feeling that I was going to win,” an emotional Kendra Jean Jacques said.Ms. Seraphine explained that the students conducted extensive research on the Flushometer toilet. They received assistance from the school engineer who interpreted the research information, and an architect who explained some of the materials that could be used to arrive at a solution.“I’m so excited I don’t know what to do…I know from hard work and perseverance that’s where it got us here today, I feel so happy,” Jonelle Honore said.The St. Martin’s Secondary School also won the awards for best use of STEM, most creative and innovative project, most relevant and sustainable Caribbean award and a challenge trophy. They were awarded six CXC approved science kits, a certificate and a Caribbean Science Foundation computerized mobile science and technology centre. The Dominica Grammar School’s “Positive Effects Of Sulphur On Crops In Wotten Waven” placed 1st runner upThe team leader and supervising teacher of the St. Martin’s Secondary School will be the country representative at the regional level in Barbados and will have an opportunity to win up to US$5000.00 for their school. They will also enjoy an all expense paid seven-day STEM Ambassador program in Florida in July, 2013. The first runner up award went to the Dominica Grammar School for its “Positive Effects Of Sulphur On Crops In Wotten Waven”. The school will receive ten Caribbean Examination Council approved science kits and a Caribbean Science Foundation computerized mobile science and technology centre. Convent High School placed 2nd runner up with its “Eco Tree Dine” projectThe second runner up position went to the Convent High School for its “Eco Tree Dine” project.The school received five CXC approved science kits and a certificate.The award for best presentation went to the Dominica Seventh Day Adventist School for its “UV Purifier”; the use of sun rays to purify water while the Dominica Grammar School won the award for best plan and project design.The Castle Bruce Secondary School, the Portsmouth Secondary School and the Dominica Community High School also participated in the competition.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

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Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court calls on the Bar Association to defend judiciary

first_imgJustice of Appeal Gerthel ThomChief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) Dame Janice Pereira has called on the Bar Associations to defend members of the judiciaryJustice Gerthel Thom, Justice of Appeal of the ECSC who gave Justice Pereira’s address at the commencement of the fourteenth annual OECS Regional Law Conference at the State House conference room on Friday 15 September 2017, said as the Court looks to the future by embracing technology, they are reminded that the world in now increasingly interconnected. She said with the undeniable benefits technology brings, the reality is that information is now shared instantaneously and most often than not very little effort is made to establish the accuracy of the shared information. “The level of respect and difference shown to the judiciary has diminished in our societies, the Court increasingly finds itself in situations where it is being attacked from different spheres both at the level of the Court as an institution and also by personal character attacks against members of the judiciary,” she said.Many times the Bench is unable to speak and defend itself on its own behalf and in such circumstances we look to the Bar to defend the judiciary. Many times she said the Bench is unable to speak and defend itself on its own behalf and in such circumstances the Bar is looked up to, to come to its defence. “The OECS Bar has unwaveringly assumed the mandate of supporting the independence of the judiciary and continues its efforts to foster an understanding among the public to seeking to preserve both the personal and institutional independence of the judiciary and developing methods and mediums for cooperation and collaboration between the Bench and Bar which aids in the preservation and promotion of the rule of law,” Justice Thom said.The judiciary she added is therefore grateful for the continued strengthening of the Bar/Bench relationship. “The judiciary considers a good working relationship as one which is integral and necessary for the due administration of justice. We are grateful to the Bar for the continued fostering of this relationship. It is my hope that during this new law year, the Bench/Bar committee would be established in all of the Court’s member states and territories,” she stated. 293 Views   no discussions LocalNewsRegional Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court calls on the Bar Association to defend judiciary by: Dominica Vibes News – September 18, 2017 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Indians Make Moves: Clevinger and Walters Among Those Optioned to AAA Columbus

first_img Related TopicsIndiansMike ClevingerRyan MerrittShawn MorimandoZach Walters The Indians have announced a couple of roster moves as they are now three weeks away from opening day in the 2016 MLB Season. The team optioned righty pitcher Mike Clevinger, lefty pitcher Ryan Merritt, lefty pitcher Shawn Morimando and infielder Zach Walters to Triple-A Columbus. In 10 games this Spring, Walters was just 1-for-14 (.071) at the plate. Clevinger was in three games, recorded a save, and had an ERA of 1.50.Morimando was 0-1 with a 8.31 ERA in three games, and Merritt was 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in four games.The Tribe also optioned right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker to AA Akron, and re-assigned right-handed pitcher Adam Plutko and righty pitcher Will Roberts to minor league camp. The current Major League spring training roster currently consists of 53 players, 18 of which are non-roster invitees. Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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Cleanup nets thousands in trash

first_img Share RelatedWriter’s Block: Thanks, Mother EarthBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I don’t think there’s a single person in the Laguna Madre region who doesn’t realize just how important our environment is — and just how fragile it is. One of the best parts about living here is seeing how much my fellow residents…September 23, 2016In “Editor’s Column”GREAT OUTDOORS: Winter Texans Clean UpBy JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade Unless you live in a shell, I would think you have heard all the Winter Texan jokes. These jokes, sometimes funny and sometimes not, are along the lines of some jokes about a certain Texas university and ethnic areas with Polish populations. Well, jokes…February 7, 2013In “South Padre Parade”Trash collection reels in tonsBy CRAIG ALANIZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS The fall beach clean-up attracted hundreds of volunteers to the Island Saturday morning. Several organizations sponsored a mile stretch of beach. Surfrider Foundation, Keep SPI Beautiful and Friends of Isla Blanca provided gloves, trash bags, data cards and water to volunteers. The Texas…September 24, 2012In “Gallery” Volunteers are shown clearing debris and trash as part of a cleanup effort that helps restore beauty to South Padre Island beaches. (Staff photos by Ray Quiroga)By RAY QUIROGAPort Isabel-South Padre PRESSrayq@portisabelsouthpadre.comIt’s like the old saying goes, “It’s the little things that make all the difference.” And in so many ways, that adage perfectly describes a weekend of clean-up activities which took place on South Padre Island beaches as volunteers collected over 1,100 pounds of debris on Friday and Saturday during the General Land Office’s Adopt-a-Beach clean-up effort.Of course, the 150 or so volunteers armed only with gloves and plastic bags could only do so much to improve the litter factor along the relatively small sections of the South Padre Island shoreline, but regardless, the effort does result in cleaner beaches and public awareness.On Friday, over 60 Winter Texans met at beach access #5 and spent a gloomy, wet morning collecting over 600 pounds of trash that either washed up along the shore or that was left behind by beachgoers.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Feb. 13 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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Haslams hope to keep Browns at First Energy Stadium, develop lakefront

first_imgBEREA, OH – It’s one of the biggest fears for an NFL fan base: losing your team when it comes time to fund a new, costly stadium project. And for Cleveland Browns fans in particular, it’s all too touchy of a subject after Art Modell relocated their beloved Browns to Baltimore for that exact reason in 1996.Fortunately, they returned to Cleveland with a new facility in 1999, now First Energy Stadium. For now, any potential new stadium talk is a ways away, considering the team’s current lease with venue runs through 2028. The facility also received a $125 million makeover a few years back.Rest assured though, even when that lease does expire, a new stadium doesn’t appear to be on the radar for Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam. Their hope is to keep the Browns on the shores of Lake Erie long-term, so long as the community is on board.“I think it makes sense to stay [on the waterfront], but it really does depend on what the community wants,” Dee Haslam said Saturday. “If they want to open the waterfront and they don’t want the stadium there, then we have to come up with another solution. I think they do want it there.”The bigger dilemma for the Browns owners centers around developing the area surrounding the stadium. Cleveland’s shoreline is a hot spot in its own right with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, numerous marinas and, of course, First Energy Stadium. But the area is noticeably disconnected from the rest of downtown. The Haslams hope to change that.“It is just a matter of connecting downtown to the waterfront,” Dee Haslam said. “I think it is really important. That is what everybody is focused on.”Building up the shoreline with bars and restaurants would not only enhance the fan experience during football season but make the area more attractive to tourists visiting the city throughout the year. But like any plan, it needs approval. That’s where the Haslams currently find themselves in the process of addressing the franchise’s future home.” I think in the next few weeks, we have some conversations with downtown leaders on kind of the bridge that is connecting the city to the waterfront,” Dee Haslam explained. “I think that is the first issue that we are trying to address is the bridge that everybody is talking about. That is where our focus is right now. We will continue to work with the leadership to find out what the vision for the community is and be very transparent about it.”Transparency will certainly be appreciated by Browns fans after being blindsided by Modell over two decades ago. The same goes for the Haslam’s proactive approach to such a taboo subject.Follow: @Spencito_ Related TopicsArt ModellCleveland BrownsDee HaslamFirst Energy Stadium Spencer Germanlast_img read more

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Terry Francona Still Has a Lot to Prove Despite Contract Extension

first_imgEarlier today, the Cleveland Indians confirmed that – despite popular belief – they do understand the concept of contract extensions. The team locked up manager Terry Francona for a few more years, ensuring he’ll be running the show through at least the 2022 season.To many, the move is a no-brainer. Francona generated success with the Indians as soon as he arrived, as the team followed up a horrifically terrible 2012 campaign with a wild card berth in his first season. Overall, he’s led Cleveland to a playoff appearance in all but two of his six years in town.Despite that, despite his extension making a ton of sense, I still think Francona has a lot to prove. The past few seasons have ended in let-down fashion, and it’s not wrong to expect better from the team’s manager.Yes, Francona is a significant improvement from the days of Eric Wedge and Manny Acta. Yes, he has two championships on his resume, albeit from his days in Boston. His resume and the success he’s brought to Cleveland need no further explanation.With that said, it’s fair to critique the results we’ve seen since the Indians’ 2016 World Series run, as well as how said season concluded.After grabbing a 3-1 lead against the Chicago Cubs, the Indians fumbled the next three games and handed away a championship. An arguably better Cleveland team surged into the following postseason, only to flop in the ALDS. This was followed in 2018 by one of the most uninspiring campaigns a contending team could’ve produced.So, yes, at surface level, Francona has successfully led the Indians to three straight AL Central division titles, a rate of success the franchise hasn’t seen since the mid-90’s.Of these three playoff appearances, two ended with blown two-game leads, while the other featured a team which barely even bothered to show up.Knowing this, how can you not demand more from Francona? It’s not asking too much to say he needs to drive more success than just extending his team’s season by three or five games.You might contest this argument by pointing at the lineup Cleveland is working with this season, saying it’s near-impossible to do more than clinch a division title when ownership refuses to spend on better players.To that, I’d ask you to take another look at the lineup Francona managed on his way to the 2016 World Series.Somehow, the Indians made it to the final game of the year despite working with a rotation of Corey Kluber, Josh Tomlin and Trevor Bauer‘s mangled right hand. He did so despite relying on past-their-prime players like Rajai Davis and Coco Crisp for key at-bats. He did so with Mike Napoli representing his lineup’s primary power bat.As mentioned, he brought with him a significantly better lineup than this in each of the following two seasons, and never made it out of the first round.This may sound harsh when considering how much Francona has done for a franchise which appeared lost in the woods before he arrived. However, no team should define success as “make it to the World Series once every decade or so.” Division crowns become nothing to brag about if all they’re followed by are hasty postseason exits.Francona has been able to squeeze success out of questionable rosters. On the flip-side, he’s been unable to cash in with some of the deepest lineups we’ve seen in Cleveland. How you choose to look at his time in town is up to you.Eventually, though, he needs to do more than just clinching playoff berths in an underwhelming division while hanging his hat on appearing in the World Series three years ago.This isn’t meant to undercut everything Francona has done since taking over the Indians. Instead, I’m just pointing out why it’s fair to ask more of him.You can see him as one of the best managers the Indians have ever had, but also as someone who’s struggled to get the best out of his team when it counts. Cleveland extended his contract because the front office believes he can finally get the team over the hump.As a result, it’s fair to expect as much from him, while also seeing anything less as a let-down. Related TopicsCleveland IndiansfeaturedTerry Francona Casey Drottarlast_img read more

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Leslee Smith signs contract extension with Bristol Flyers

first_imgThe British Virgin Islands international, who joined the club from Olimpi Tbilisi last summer, has now committed until the end of the 2017/18 season.Prior to playing in the top flight in Georgia, Smith played NCAA Division One basketball at Nebraska in the ‘Big Ten’ conference.“It feels really good to be back next season,” Smith told bristolflyers.co.uk.“Bristol Flyers are a special club – last season was just our third year in the BBL and it’s the second time we’ve made it to the play-offs.“We’ve been flying under the radar over the past few years so I think this season is the one to really make some noise in this league.”last_img

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