Horoscope: December 5, 2020

first_imgFacebook Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Linkedin Horoscope: April 28, 2021 ReddIt Previous articleEpisode 232 – CFB Week 14, NFL Week 13 PreviewNext articleFine arts students struggle with the hidden costs behind their degree Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Facebook Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ printA baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Leo.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020:Confident, daring and active, you attempt the impossible this year — and you make it happen. After falling flat on your face in a past attempt, you’re especially happy to triumph. Listen to a business associate’s advice to succeed even further. If single, allow others to express their individuality as much as you, and you’ll find your mate. If attached, you still need your freedom, but passion rules. CAPRICORN grounds you.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Today is a wonderful time for visiting old haunts and childhood scenes. Contact a longtime friend who has been out of touch. There is no mirror like an old friend. Gaze into their eyes. You’ll be amazed to see how much you’ve grown. Tonight: Wonderment.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Family members can be entering new life stages. Conversations with, and about, them are revealing. Visitors offer valuable input. You might feel the need to change the status quo at home again. Tonight: The noise level at home can be a factor.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Your communication ability will be top-notch, so use it. A relationship with a sibling or a neighbor improves. Much is expected of you today. Identify your priorities and get plenty of rest. Tonight: Cultivate new friendships online or in person.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★Today ushers in a more serious pattern and brings awareness of your strengths and weaknesses. All will be well if you work hard and consider your practical needs. Patience is always helpful. Plan times and schedules carefully. Tonight: Answer calls and emails promptly.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★Your personality and appearance impress others. Perfect your ability in a sport, audition for a new role, or take a special — and safe — trip. You can acquire a deeper understanding of a subject important to you. Tonight: Review notes and reread significant books.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★Deep peace and satisfaction come through time spent in solitary reverie. You’ll be more alone than usual today. Use this time wisely. There’s so much that can be accomplished. Problems are solved and decisions made. Tonight: Expect to notice a stronger rapport with wild places.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★★Expect a breakthrough in completing an ongoing project. You find an outlet for repressed anger or depression. Strategy will appeal to you. Today carries a personal message about reaching your higher self. Tonight: Enjoy a long, relaxing herbal soak in the bath.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★★You will be highly visible. Expect some competitive situations. Take time off to care for your home and enjoy family life. Today heightens your devotion to relatives or your extended family and illuminates the important roles they play in your life. Tonight: An enjoyable dinner.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★Resist the temptation to adamantly share your beliefs with those who really are not receptive. Respect doctrines that you don’t personally approve of at present. Examine beliefs about the survival of the spirit. Tonight: Watch a foreign movie or documentary.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★A family member turns to you for financial advice. Reply with tact and kindness. Partners encourage you to expand in business and seek a more opulent standard of living. Trust your instincts. Tonight: A role model inspires you concerning financial achievements.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★Your beauty and desirability are at a peak. At the same time, today lends a note of instability. Cope by approaching new relationships with caution. Be honest about ending liaisons that are no longer serving a purpose. Tonight: A date night ending in a serious discussion.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★Create healthy attitudes about finances and maintain relaxed conditions. It is important to be aware of changes in your vitality. Add fresh apples to your diet. The old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” applies to you now. Tonight: No junk food.Born today: Animator Walt Disney (1901), musician Little Richard (1932), comedian Margaret Cho (1968) Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 2, 2021 + posts Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Linkedin ReddIt Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Twitter Horoscope: April 30, 2021last_img read more

Finance Minister tells Donegal TDs that he can’t intervene in Highland Bakery dispute

first_img Facebook Pinterest Pinterest The Minister for Finance has said the Independent status of Revenue means that he cannot get involved in the Highland Bakery tax dispute which is threatening the future of 42 jobs.Donegal Deputies Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty raised the issue in the Dail this afternoon.It follows Monday’s stand off between the Bakery’s staff and bailiffs acting on behalf of revenue – staff barricaded themselves in to prevent the bailiffs from seizing equipment.Deputy Pearse Doherty says this is not the only case in Donegal – he told the Dail of another company which may close with the loss of 14 jobs because Revenue will not negotiate a payment plan for tax liabilities:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/pearse1bakery.mp3[/podcast]Responding, the Finance Minister Michael Noonan reaffirmed the importance of Revenue’s independence – he said they normally only send in the bailiffs as a last resort.However, Minister Noonan said the deputies were more than entitled to make representations to Revenue on behalf of their constituents:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/noon1bakery.mp3[/podcast]Pearse Doherty then pointed out that businesses are experiencing new difficulties because of the current financial climate – he said perhaps the role of Revenue needs to be reviewed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/pearse2bakery.mp3[/podcast] PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleJohn Gallagher’s sister in law believes he still doesn’t regret his actionsNext article120,000 euro of funding confirmed for Gola Island Pier repair News Highland Newsx Adverts Twitter Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Finance Minister tells Donegal TDs that he can’t intervene in Highland Bakery dispute Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – May 23, 2012 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Rescued 3-year-old endured heavy rain, freezing temperatures alone in the woods: ‘He’s a survivor’

first_imgTwitter/@mmooreofficial(NEW BERN, N.C.) — A 3-year-old boy found alive two days he went missing was “meant to survive” as he endured heavy rains and cold temperatures by himself in the woods, the local sheriff said.“What he survived out there — temperatures in the 20s, low 20s, the rain, the downpour that almost put our search on a standstill,” Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes told ABC New Bern affiliate WCTI Friday morning. “This kid, he’s strong. He was meant to survive. He’s a survivor.”Casey Hathaway was found Thursday night after he went missing Tuesday in wooded Craven County, North Carolina.Casey is in good condition and resting, Dr. Nicole Check of the Carolina East Medical Center said Friday morning. After days of desperate searches for the little boy, crews on Thursday night responded to a report of a child crying in the woods and found Casey “about 40 to 50 yards in the woods, tangled up,” Hughes said.Linda Fraker, who happened to be walking her dogs in the area where Casey would eventually be found, said she thought she heard crying and flagged down a deputy involved in the search.“I just heard a small cry,” Fraker told New Bern ABC affiliate WCTI. “It was really faint. I wasn’t sure if it was a cry because they were searching for him and calling his name.”Casey was soaking wet but had his coat on, Hughes said, and “he wanted water — and his mom.”“He did say that he had a friend in the woods that was a bear,” the sheriff added. The little boy was rushed to the hospital.“Just the look on his face when his little sister came in the room, it was tear-jerking,” Hughes said. “By his condition it was pretty obvious that he had been out there for the time,” the sheriff told ABC News Friday.Hughes called this one of his most emotional and rewarding cases.“His family is so happy to have him back safe,” Check added Friday. Casey was playing outside Tuesday when he disappeared and a relative reported him missing, the FBI said. Hundreds of professional searchers and volunteers spent Wednesday pushing through the cold, heavy rain, whipping winds and rugged terrain as they looked for the little boy.Thursday morning, “only professional searchers are being used because of serious safety concerns with the weather,” the FBI in Charlotte said.By Thursday night, Casey was “good, he’s up and talking, he’s already asking to watch Netflix,” Casey’s mother, Brittany Hathaway, told reporters. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Atlanta shooting victim’s family grieves from afar as strangers organize funeral

first_imgCourtesy Charles LiBY: DEBORAH KIM, PAULINA TAM AND JESSICA HOOPER, ABC NEWS(ATLANTA) — Even as her name became part of a rallying cry to “Stop AAPI Hate” around the country, Daoyou Feng was buried Sunday without any close friends or family members there to say their final goodbyes in person.The 44-year-old Chinese national was one of eight killed in last month’s mass shooting in the Atlanta area.Greg Hynson, a longtime customer at Young’s Asian Massage — the first of three businesses attacked that day — said that although he didn’t know her well, he believes she had been working there for only two to three months and that she was always sweet and kind.Because she had no family in the United States, her funeral was coordinated by a local organization called the Atlanta Chinese American Alliance (ACAA), which had started a crowdfunding page to help pay for the funeral expenses.Dr. Charles Li, a founding member of ACAA, said about 100 people — many who were strangers — attended the service to pay their respects.“It was a great feeling seeing this great show of support from people not only from the Chinese American community in Atlanta but also our friends from the Korean American community, who are mourning the loss of their own, too,” said Li, adding that visitors from Alabama and Washington, D.C., also attended the service.Li said it’s a tradition in the Chinese culture to step up and help those in need.“You always do that.”The 44-year-old’s body remained at the morgue for two weeks following the shooting.Li said Feng’s family only learned of her death after they stopped receiving messages from her. They subsequently alerted the Chinese Embassy in Washington. After confirming Feng’s death, the embassy reached out to Li’s organization to request help.Feng’s family was unable to attend the funeral in Norcross, Georgia, because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. Still, they wanted to follow a custom practiced in her hometown in China that requires her to be buried where she died, Li said.Li said he spent nearly two weeks speaking with Feng’s brother in China to learn more about her life prior to the funeral.Throughout their conversations, Li said he learned that Feng grew up in Liangdong, China, a rural farm town where her parents worked hard to provide for their four children. They were illiterate and never went to school, but invested their small earnings in education so that their children could have better opportunities. But when her father died, Feng was forced to drop out of school and help on the farm. She only made it to the third grade.The youngest of her siblings and the most headstrong, Feng left home when she was 14 years old and ventured to bigger cities in Shanghai and Guangzhou to make more money, Li said. After working on assembly lines and sewing garments in textile factories, a friend told her there were better opportunities in America and suggested that she move, according to Li.In 1999, Feng knew little English and had no friends or family in the U.S., yet she packed her belongings and wrote her mother a letter explaining that she was moving to provide a better life and help pull the family out of poverty, Li said.“Feng knew that her family wouldn’t allow her to go to America because she didn’t speak English and the United States was so far away from home in China, and basically, she didn’t tell her mom she was going. She wrote a letter and that’s it,” Li said Feng’s brother had told him.“Her family said Feng traveled a lot when she was in America, going to New York City and Los Angeles to find work, mostly at cosmetic salons and massage places… She would send money every two, three months to her mother,” Li said.Feng was never married and had no children. Her dream was to return home and open her own beauty salon. She planned to move back last year, but was unable to travel because of the pandemic. Instead, she continued to look for better work and ultimately found herself in Atlanta, where she kept in touch with family every day.“Throughout the conversation with her family, they asked me a tough question: ‘Why. Why did this man kill my daughter?’” Li said. “I can’t come up with an answer so I just told them she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Development of space weather reasonable worst case scenarios for the UK National Risk Assessment

first_imgSevere space weather was identified as a risk to the UK in 2010 as part of a wider review of natural hazards triggered by the societal disruption caused by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in April of that year. To support further risk assessment by government officials, and at their request, we developed a set of reasonable worst‐case scenarios and first published them as a technical report in 2012 (current version published in 2020). Each scenario focused on a space weather environment that could disrupt a particular national infrastructure such as electric power or satellites, thus enabling officials to explore the resilience of that infrastructure against severe space weather through discussions with relevant experts from other parts of government and with the operators of that infrastructure. This approach also encouraged us to focus on the environmental features that are key to generating adverse impacts. In this paper, we outline the scientific evidence that we have used to develop these scenarios, and the refinements made to them as new evidence emerged. We show how these scenarios are also considered as an ensemble so that government officials can prepare for a severe space weather event, during which many or all of the different scenarios will materialise. Finally, we note that this ensemble also needs to include insights into how public behaviour will play out during a severe space weather event and hence the importance of providing robust, evidence‐based information on space weather and its adverse impacts.last_img read more

GAO: US Navy maintenance periods impede missions

first_img View post tag: maintenance Illustration. Photo: US NavyThe majority of maintenance availabilities, or scheduled periods of ship maintenance and modernization, that were completed from fiscal years 2011 to 2014 took more time than scheduled, thereby reducing the time during which ships were available for training and operations, GAO said in a recently published report.The congressional watchdog, as the U.S. Government Accountability Office is often called, additionally noted that the Navy continues to experience delays on maintenance begun under the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP).The reason GAO did this study is because the Navy has been increasing ship deployment lengths and reducing or deferring ship maintenance to meet heavy operational demands over the past decade. According to GAO, these decisions have reduced the predictability of ship deployments for sailors and for the industrial base that supports ship repair and maintenance.They have also resulted in declining ship conditions across the fleet, and have increased the amount of time that ships require to complete maintenance in the shipyards. Increased maintenance periods, in turn, compress the time during which ships are available for training and operations, referred to as employability. To address these issues and provide a more sustainable schedule for Navy ships, the Navy began implementing the Optimized Fleet Response Plan in November 2014.The goal of the OFRP is to maximize ship employability while ensuring adequate time for maintenance and training with continuity in ship leadership and carrier strike group assignments, and restoring operational tempo and personnel tempo rates to acceptable levels.GAO found that with only a portion of the fleet having entered an optimized cycle, it is too early to assess the OFRP’s effectiveness.The report further said that public and private shipyards involved in Navy ship maintenance face a number of challenges in completing maintenance on time, including unanticipated work requirements, workforce inexperience, and workload fluctuations.GAO found that the Navy has been struggling to accurately define ship maintenance requirements, a step that is crucial to completing maintenance on time. Some private shipyard officials say that they may also face challenges as the Navy implements a new contracting strategy.The agency said it has separate work underway to assess the new contracting strategy. GAO: Overdue US Navy maintenance periods impede mission readiness Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today GAO: Overdue US Navy maintenance periods impede mission readiness center_img Authorities View post tag: US Navy May 3, 2016last_img read more

Gig: Arab Strap, The Zodiac, 6 Oct

first_imgI’ve waited three years for this to happen; the sainted Arab Strap, on the hallowed ground of the Zodiac. Sadly, Messrs. Moffat and Middleton’s (undeserved) reputation for inconsistent live shows must have reached Oxford; the room’s only half full. The Strap walk on to a decidedly muted reception, and I find myself wondering if this lot’d bother to cheer the resurrected Elvis. Never underestimate people who know you can have a good time in Falkirk; without breaking a sweat, Arab Strap conquer Oxford, and make a 6’4 failed boxer weep. The band tonight is the biggest stage setup yet seen at an Arab Strap gig; the two core members are joined by a string section and three-piece backing band. The sound’s somewhere between the bludgeoning attack of their first live album and the ‘post-folk’ acoustics of their latest. ‘Fucking Little Bastards’ is like Concorde landing on your face; ‘Who Named the Days?’, the sound of male unity in the face of the world, both gentle and majestic, musical Hemingway for modern men; the reworked ‘Here We Go’, unimpeachably brilliant, the strings never threatening to over-sweeten the pill. There are no duds in the set. Aidan does his Elvis impersonation, has a conversation with someone in the crowd, requests good reviews, accepts a few free drinks. The band walk off, leaving Malcolm and Aidan alone on stage, asking for requests. They play ‘Pro-(your) life’, presenting the male side of abortion with an eloquence and nobility to persuade the Pope. The emotional exhaustion, confusion and regret that seep from the song reduce your hard-hearted reviewer to mush. Afterwards, I meet them and shake hands; they go back to move their own amps. There’s no justice for the best band in Christendom; Turin Brakes get roadies..ARCHIVE: 1st Week MT2003last_img read more

Tarantino Proves Thur-man once more

first_imgKill Bill Vol. 2 Phoenix & Odeon No single figure in recent years has influenced the world of movie-making as resoundingly as Mr Tarantino. His place in cinematic history is already firmly assured, thanks to the slap in the face that his first two films gave to Hollywood and all its cosy conformity. Following lukewarm reaction to Jackie Brown, though, he was faced with the challenge of finding a new direction in order to remain creatively relevant amid the horde of copycat directors striving for that trademark Quentin ‘cool’. The answer? A hibernation of six years followed by Kill Bill, the self-proclaimed realisation of his moviegeek dreams. Volume 1, with almost every scene saturated in pumping blood and littered with dismembered limbs, showed him taking his penchant for ultra-violence to ludicrous levels. Yet the audacity of the battle choreography and the sheer innovation of his directorial vision made it a relentlessly entertaining experience. It’s almost hard to believe, then, that Kill Bill was originally intended to be released as a single movie, so different are the tone and pace of this second half. Elaborate kung-fu remains the staple of the story but there is no trace of the cartoonish gore of Volume 1. Instead, Tarantino opts to give his violence a brutal, palpable realism reminiscent of his earlier work. Most surprising of all, though, is that the movie ventures boldly into sentimental territory wholly uncharacteristic of its director – and die-hard fans will no doubt be equally shocked that these latter stages are actually handled with a sincerity which belies their idol’s cynical persona. Still, credit where credit’s due, it is Tarantino’s muse, Uma Thurman, who carries these scenes and indeed the whole movie. She gives another dazzling turn as ‘The Bride’, which, with its hints of an insecurity and emotional rawness beneath her character’s icy exterior, saves Kill Billfrom descending into a mere “roaring rampage of revenge” with no human interest whatsoever. As she mercilessly ticks off those last few boxes on her ‘Death List’, the cliff-hanging revelation of Volume 1 is interwoven into the story, giving her mission an added poignancy, whilst flashbacks also shed light on the tangled relationship between The Bride and the previously unseen Bill. Sadly, though, this still can’t save the film from ultimately being something of a disappointment when compared to the first. The ending, in particular, is a definite let-down as the script simply peters out in dialogue rather than concluding on the monumental bang Tarantino’s been teasing us to expect all along. During production, he told the press “I’m making this movie for me. Everyone else is along for the ride”. Self-indulgent and flawed as Kill Bill may be, it’s still one hell of a ride worth taking.ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2004last_img read more

News story: Terrorism insurance gap closed giving peace of mind to businesses

first_imgFurther informationThe Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 includes amendments to the Reinsurance (Acts of Terrorism) Act 1993. It was this legislation which enabled the government to back Pool Re, the terrorism reinsurance mutual.The “terrorism insurance gap” was caused by a lack of insurers willing to take on risk without Pool Re’s support. Today’s legal change means that this gap is now closed.Julian Enoizi, Pool Re’s Chief Executive, is available for comment. Please contact, Tracey Paul [email protected] Reinsurance Company Limited, also known as Pool Re, was established in 1993 by the insurance industry in the wake of the IRA bombing of the Baltic Exchange in 1992. Businesses can now better protect themselves from financial losses caused by terror attacks thanks to a change in the law given Royal Assent today (12 February 2019).The Counter Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019, which was brought into law today, makes legal changes that means more insurers will offer new policies to businesses that include ‘losses from a terror attack that are not contingent on damage to commercial property’. Currently, Pool Re, the government-backed terrorism reinsurer, can only reinsure losses incurred if a company’s premises had been physically damaged by terrorists. Business owners will now find it easier to buy terrorism insurance that will pay out if they lose custom in the wake of a terror attack because they cannot trade or are prevented from accessing their premises.John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury said: We will not allow terrorists to change our way of life. So when businesses raised their concerns about a gap in insurance cover following a terror attack, we worked with Pool Re to come up with a solution. Today, we’ve changed the law to give businesses peace of mind, helping them to insure themselves against financial loss as a result of a terrorist attack, even if there is no physical damage to their property. This means businesses will be able take out new and comprehensive policies to protect them in the future.last_img read more

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst: Credit insurance & debt protection

first_imgThe adage goes, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.” While you can never predict what challenges your members might face, you can protect them—even in the event of a serious illness. The first step to protecting your members is making sure they’re educated:One in four 20-year-olds will experience a long-term disability before they retire.1The average length of a long-term disability claim is 34.6 months.2Short-term disabilities (lasting six months or less) affect 5.6% of working Americans each year.3More than a third (69%) of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings account to cover an unexpected event.4Although Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can help alleviate some of the financial burden, it may not be enough. As of May 2018, the average SSDI benefit was $1,063 a month.5As a credit union, you want to help members achieve their financial goals. You’re also looking for the assurance that the loans you approve will be paid back. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more