October 19

Meet Santa And Elf On Barranca Mesa Christmas Eve

first_imgScene of Christmas lights at 113 El Gancho on Barranca Mesa. By John McHale/ladailypost.com Tyler, Jean and Larry Marr invite the communities of Los Alamos and White Rock to visit 113 El Gancho on Barranca Mesa on Christmas Eve. Santa and his elf will be handing out candy canes 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Santa thanks the community for spending their Christmas Eve with him at the Marr Home during the last 25 years. Merry Christmas to one and all! Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Santa and his elf will be handing out candy canes 5:30-9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve at 13 El Gancho on Barranca Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comcenter_img Scene of Christmas lights at 113 El Gancho on Barranca Mesa. By John McHale/ladailypost.comScene of Christmas lights at 113 El Gancho on Barranca Mesa. By John McHale/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

September 16

Newcastle and Everton’s interest in player ‘well known’ – West Ham…

first_imgOn July 4th, Mundo Deportivo reported Newcastle United are ‘sounding out’ Real Betis’ Emerson and the Magpies are set to battle it out with Everton and Tottenham Hotspur for his signing. Today’s edition of the same newspaper explains the Tyneside club and the Toffees’ interest in the right-back is ‘well known’.West Ham United have become the latest club to join the chase for the 21-year-old.The Brazilian is co-owned by Betis and Barcelona, and as per the agreement between the two clubs, he will continue at Estadio Benito Villamarín until next summer and the La Liga winners will have to pay €6m to take him in 2021.According to Mundo, Los Verdiblancos are concerned that Quique Setién’s side are thinking about selling the defender this summer.Embed from Getty ImagesHe has three goals and five assists in 30 league matches this season and Barca are ‘already rubbing their hands’ because of the interest in the South American.Given this situation, the newspaper adds the Catalan club could buy Emerson from Betis for €9m and then sell him this summer. The Premier League remains the ‘most feasible’ destination, where several sides are ‘attentive’ to his possible farewell.According to Mundo, David Moyes’ side are looking to ‘shore up’ the right-back position, and the Hammers are one of the clubs who like Emerson, along with Everton and Newcastle. Despite mentioning the three English clubs, Mundo’s report doesn’t provide any concrete indication as to where the fullback could end up in the upcoming window.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending Today聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

January 14


first_imgStory Links The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s and women’s cross country teams are off to Hamilton, Ont., for the 2019 OUA championships on Saturday, October 26 at Bayfront Park.The women’s 8km race is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., with the men’s 10km race to follow at 12 p.m.Toronto’s women will be looking to return to the podium after a fifth-place finish last season. Prior to that, the Blues earned the overall silver medal in 2017 and bronze medal in 2016.U of T will rely on a solid group of fourth and fifth-year veterans to lead the charge. Fourth-year standout Lucia Stafford will make her 2019 cross country debut on Saturday. The engineering major from Toronto is a two-time OUA all-star and U SPORTS all-Canadian in cross country and is coming off a breakout summer on the track, which saw her represent Canada at the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy.Fellow fourth-year standout Jazz Shukla returns to the cross country scene after placing 14th and earning OUA all-star honours in 2016 and finishing 16th overall in 2017. Tanis Bolton and Katherine Lampard are set to compete in their final OUA championships. Bolton led the Blues with an 11th place finish to earn an OUA all-star nod last season, while Lampard joined the Blues after her undergrad with the Western Mustangs, where she earned OUA all-star and U SPORTS all-Canadian laurels in 2017.The Blues men are coming off their best finish at the OUA championships since 2011, after placing fourth overall last season.Fifth-year veteran Craig Klomp is expected to lead Toronto’s men. The architecture major from St. Mary’s, Ont., placed 14th overall at last year’s championships to garner an OUA all-star nod.He will rely on fellow veterans Ben Devito, Sam Kinahan and Cam Cira to lead the team. Kinahan led the Blues with a 12th place finish at the Bill Slater Western International Invitational earlier this season, while also leading the Blues at the Paul Short Invite in Bethlehem, PA. Devito was the first Blue to cross the finish line, placing 15th at the Marauder Bayfront Open last week in Hamilton.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

December 28

AIG to pay $1.64 billion

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The settlement does not cover Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, the company’s former chairman and chief executive who was named in the suit but who has pledged to fight it in court. While acknowledging the civil misconduct and facing a huge fine, AIG at the same time escapes the threat that a criminal case could have been brought. The Justice Department said AIG’s agreement spares the company criminal prosecution in exchange for its cooperation with the ongoing federal criminal investigation. Shareholders welcomed the announcement, sending AIG shares up 74 cents, or 1.1 percent, to close at $67.12 Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. AIG said that under the settlement it will pay $800 million for investors who were deceived by AIG’s accounting tactics, including a $100 million penalty to the SEC. In addition, it will pay $375 million to AIG policyholders, $344 million to states harmed by AIG’s practices from 1986 to 1995 involving state workers’ compensation funds, and fines of $100 million to the state of New York and $25 million to the U.S. Justice Department. NEW YORK – American International Group Inc., one of the world’s largest insurance companies, has agreed to pay $1.64 billion to resolve allegations that it used deceptive accounting practices to mislead investors and regulatory agencies. The deal – believed to be the biggest concluded by regulators with a single company – also requires the New York-based firm to adopt changes in its business practices that will ensure proper accounting procedures in the future. AIG said in a statement that the settlement was approved by its board “in the best interest of the company.” The pact announced Thursday settles a civil lawsuit filed last May by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer with backing from the New York State Insurance Department and the U.S. Justice Department. The Securities and Exchange Commission, which also worked with Spitzer on the investigation, filed and settled allegations of accounting fraud with the company simultaneously. AIG said it would take a $1.15 billion after-tax charge in its upcoming fourth-quarter earnings report to cover the settlement. It also announced that it would take a $1.1 billion after-tax charge to increase its reserves to reflect the completion of a recently concluded internal risk study. AIG said that as part of the deal, it also has agreed “to retain for a period of three years an independent consultant who will conduct a review” of the company’s accounting and internal controls. Donald Light, senior insurance analyst with Celent, a Boston-based research and consulting company, said the settlement “means AIG’s board and management is off the hook for anything worse … such as a criminal case.” He added: “They’re paying a lot of money for that, but AIG is huge and this amounts to less than 2 percent of shareholders’ equity.” Spitzer told The Associated Press in an interview, “This is a company that didn’t have to cheat. But once they began, they found it hard to stop. And like an addict, they grew dependent on financial gamesmanship that could ultimately destroy the company.” He said that the new business practices AIG was adopting would improve the market for property and casualty insurance in the United States by creating “a new level of transparency in the market that all consumers will benefit from. The SEC’s enforcement director, Linda Thomsen, noted that the investigation looked at the entire industry and centered on misuse of specialized insurance vehicles, such as reinsurance. “While this settlement concludes our investigation of AIG, our investigation continues with respect to others who may have participated in AIG’s securities-laws violations,” she said. The settlement with AIG exceeds many of the fines the SEC imposed following a wave of corporate scandals in 2002, including civil fines and restitution of $750 million for WorldCom Inc., $715 million for Adelphia Communications Corp. and $300 million for Time Warner Inc. It also surpasses the $850 million settlement Spitzer reached last year with New York-based Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., the nation’s largest property and casualty brokerage, over allegations of bid rigging and price fixing as well as hidden commissions. AIG was among the companies that allegedly participated in the bid-rigging scheme, and four former AIG executives were among 20 insurance executives and officers who have pleaded guilty to charges, Spitzer’s office said. Besides naming AIG, Spitzer’s suit alleged that Greenberg and former chief financial officer, Howard I. Smith, orchestrated the scheme. Greenberg, who resigned from AIG in March, has repeatedly insisted that he followed proper accounting procedures during his 38 years at the helm of AIG. Smith, too, has denied wrongdoing, and neither of the men was involved in the negotiations with the SEC and Spitzer. In a statement issued late Thursday, Greenberg’s spokesman Howard Opinsky said a “white paper” issued by Greenberg’s legal team last summer “debunked many of the allegations” of the regulators. He added: “The suggestion in the attorney general’s public comments that Mr. Greenberg may have been involved in any wrongdoing is false. We are confident that when the debate moves from the newspaper to the courts, Mr. Greenberg will be vindicated.” The accounting scandal centered on transactions that AIG under Greenberg concluded with Berkshire Hathaway’s General Re. insurance group. In its filing, the SEC said the $500 million transactions in 2000 and 2001 “were designed to inflate falsely AIG’s loss reserves … in order to quell analyst criticism that AIG’s reserves had been declining.” Three former Gen Re executives and one former AIG executive were indicted last week in connection with the deceptive accounting scheme. Greenberg was replaced as chief executive by Martin Sullivan, who oversaw the restatement of AIG’s earnings back to 2000. The revisions knocked some $2 billion off shareholders’ equity and nearly $4 billion off its profits. Sullivan said in a statement Thursday that the settlement marked “a major step forward in resolving the legal and regulatory issues facing AIG.” He said the company was “committed to business practices that provide transparency and fairness in the insurance market.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

November 28

Irving’s 32 helps Celtics hold off Bucks

first_imgLATEST STORIES Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving smiles as he takes off his mask during the final moments of Boston’s 111-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON — Kyrie Irving has long admired Al Horford’s skillset from afar. He’s now getting to really savor all the advantages that come along with being his teammate.Irving had 19 of his 32 points in the second half, helping offset a 40-point night by Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Boston Celtics held off the Milwaukee Bucks 111-100 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Al Horford added 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Jayson Tatum chipped in 17 points to help Boston improve to an NBA-best 21-4. The Celtics have won five of their last six.“We’re just utilizing our strength’s — me realizing that he can use me and I can use him,” Irving said. “When we utilize each other, we can get other guys great shots.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Celtics shot 50 percent or better from the field for the fifth straight game. That’s their longest such streak since 2010.“I think it’s just the work I’ve been putting in. It’s starting to pay off for me,” Horford said. “I feel like we’re starting to find our rhythm as a group, and I’m finding my rhythm, too.” After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Curry hobbled after Warriors roar back on Pelicans Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ It was the third 40-point game this season for Antetokounmpo. Khris Middleton added 19 points while Eric Bledsoe had 18 points.“You have to compete against them because they don’t stop playing hard,” Antetokounmpo said. “From start to finish they play hard and play together.”Boston led by as many as 20 in the third quarter, before the Bucks stormed back, thanks in large part to Antetokounmpo. He almost singlehandedly kept the Bucks in it, scoring 16 points in the period and trimming Boston’s lead to 88-81 entering the fourth.It was 104-97 following a free-throw by Bledsoe, but the Celtics got five straight points from Irving to get the lead back up to 12 with less than a minute to play.Antetokounmpo and Middleton entered Monday as the most productive scoring duo in the Eastern Conference, averaging a combined 49 points per game.ADVERTISEMENT The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments They combined for 59 Wednesday. It offset some early inconsistency from the rest of their teammates, which went just 6 of 24 from the field in the first half.TIP-INSBucks: Bench was outscored 18-4 in the first half.Celtics: Are now 11-2 at TD Garden this season, the most home victories in the NBA. … Outscored Milwaukee 60-34 in the paint. … Tatum went 4 for 4 from the 3-point line in the first quarter. Boston shot 61 percent (11 of 18) from the field overall in the period.QUOTABLE“I think his mannerisms are just one that you can’t see if he’s rattled or not. His composure is at a very high level to only be 19.” — Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd on Tatum.RUNNING TIMEKidd was called for technical after jawing with an official at 4:44 in second quarter. It ignited an 8-0 Celtics run that pushed Boston’s lead to 56-37. Irving had five points during the run.MASK OFFIrving said he could shed his protective facemask for Saturday’s matchup with Utah. He has been wearing the mask since breaking a bone in his face on Nov. 10 against Charlotte.CENTURY CLUBThe Celtics improved to 16-2 when scoring 100 or more points.The Bucks haven’t been held under 100 points since a 99-88 loss to Washington on Nov. 20 — a span of six games.UP NEXTBucks: Begin a three-game homestand Wednesday against Detroit.Celtics: Conclude five-game homestand Wednesday against Dallas. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

October 28

10 months agoVan Dijk insists Liverpool’s patched up back four can handle Man Utd attack

first_imgVan Dijk insists Liverpool’s patched up back four can handle Man Utd attackby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVirgil van Dijk insists Liverpool’s patched up back four can handle Manchester United’s attack today.Klopp has defensive worries after injuries to centre-backs Joe Gomez and Cameroon’s Joel Matip, but Van Dijk is confident Liverpool will be ready to keep their title tilt on track.“Joe and Joel are injured but we have been playing with Dejan Lovren as well a lot this season and I don’t think we want to change anything, just do the things that we have done almost all season” says the defender.“It’s going to be a tough game. Manchester United are a good team and they have good players up front.“But we are a very good team all over and we will be ready. I’m going to focus on that and although it’s always tough against them we will be ready on Sunday.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

October 28

a month agoWolves make new check on IFK midfielder Alhassan Yusuf

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves make new check on IFK midfielder Alhassan Yusufby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves remain interested in IFK Gothenburg’s promising midfielder Alhassan Yusuf.The Goteborgs-Posten says Wolves have followed up their summer interest by having him scouted last week.Wolves watched Yusuf in action against IK Sirius.IFK won the game 2-1 and the 19-year-old played the entire match.Yusuf has a contract with the Swedish club to the summer of 2022. last_img

October 27

Alabama Football: Alabama’s Nick Saban Did The Electric Slide At Daughter’s Wedding, Tried To “Learn The Wobble”

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates their 38-17 win over the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates their 38-17 win over the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the best videos we’ve ever seen was footage of Alabama head coach Nick Saban doing the Electric Slide in January 2014. Video of said dance is here. It turns out that Saban is a pretty-big fan of the dance. This morning, the Crimson Tide coach appeared on The Dan Patrick Show. During his appearance, he discussed his daughter’s wedding that took place this past weekend. Did he do any dancing? Of course he did. Nick Saban told us he did dance to the “Electric Slide” at his daughters wedding.— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) June 4, 2015Nick Saban on @dpshow. Which song made him dance at his daughter’s wedding? “Electric slide. We were out there for that.”— Zac Ellis (@ZacEllis) June 4, 2015Nick Saban just said on the @dpshow that one of his favorite dances is the electric slide. And he “tried to learn the wobble.”— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) June 4, 2015We need video of that and we need it right now.last_img read more

October 13

NAFTA termination would have modest impact on economy Conference Board

first_imgOTTAWA – The Conference Board of Canada is predicting a 0.5 per cent decline in the country’s economy resulting in the loss of about 85,000 jobs within a year if the North American Free Trade Agreement is terminated.As talks to renegotiate the trade deal enter an expected eighth round in the coming weeks, the think tank says in a new report that would be the best-case scenario in a post-NAFTA world.While the board says its analysis suggests a modest impact on the Canadian economy, it adds several possible reactions are not considered such as further U.S. trade actions including non-tariff barriers and a stronger reaction from businesses.Its analysis says real merchandise exports would fall by $8.9 billion or 1.8 per cent in the year following a NAFTA collapse, with the largest impact on motor vehicle and parts exports which would plunge by about $6 billion.Tariffs and a depreciating loonie would also boost the price of U.S. imports into Canada, leading real merchandise imports to fall by a similar $8.8 billion or 1.8 per cent.Higher import prices, the resulting decline in domestic consumption, and the loss of export competitiveness would lead to a $3.3-billion drop in real business investment spending in Canada in the first year following a NAFTA collapse, the report says.Investment could decline further in the long term, as the collapse of NAFTA would hurt Canada’s ability to attract investment based on secured access to the U.S. market, further affecting long-term economic growth, the analysis adds.Job losses would continue into the second year following a NAFTA breakup, leading to total job losses of 91,000.“Negotiations to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement have, by all accounts, not gone well since they began last year,” the Conference Board of Canada report said.“The discussions have led many observers to speculate that the Trump administration will withdraw from the 24-year-old deal.”last_img read more

October 13

Parkland Fuel buying 75 per cent stake in SOL Investments for 157

first_imgCALGARY – Parkland Fuel Corp. says it will acquire a 75 per cent stake in SOL Investments Ltd., an independent fuel marketer in the Caribbean, for $1.57 billion under an agreement with its current owners.SOL supplies and markets a total of 4.8 billion litres of fuel annually across 23 countries in the Caribbean.Under the deal, SOL Ltd. will continue to own 25 per cent of SOL Investments and acquire about 12.2 million shares of Parkland Fuel, one of Canada’s largest fuel distributors.SOL Ltd.’s parent, the Simpson Group, will own a 9.9 per cent stake in Parkland.The transaction is subject to customary consents and regulatory approvals. It is expected to close by the end of the year.Calgary-based Parkland Fuel is an independent marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a convenience store operator.Companies in this story: (TSX:PKI)last_img read more