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first_img“The Tories are on an ideological crusade to remove it.“Another important conclusion of the committee was their declared support for a Bill of Rights specifically for the north.“This Bill of Rights was to supplement the Human Rights Act and enhance human rights provision in the north of Ireland.“Its introduction was agreed in the Good Friday Agreement yet the British Government has not made any progress on this matter at all. ShareTweet “Given that we now face a British Government with human rights safeguards firmly in their crosshairs, it is now essential we both protect the Human Rights Act and move towards the introduction of a Bill of Rights for people in the north of Ireland.”ANDERSON WELCOMES UN CONCERNS OVER PLANS TO SCRAP HUMAN RIGHTS ACT was last modified: September 3rd, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: SINN Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the United Nations is right to be concerned about implications for the North of the British government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.Speaking after the publication of a report by a United Nations Committee, Ms Anderson said;“The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has expressed its concern and opposition to the planned scrapping of the Human Rights Act by the British Government.Speaking after the publication of a report by a United Nations Committee, Ms Anderson said;“The Human Rights Act gives effect to the European Convention on Human Rights, gives people direct access to the European Court of Human Rights and underpins the Good Friday Agreement. ANDERSON WELCOMES UN CONCERNS OVER PLANS TO SCRAP HUMAN RIGHTS ACTBILL OF RIGHTSEUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTSMartina AndersonSINN FEIN MEPlast_img read more

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first_img NewsWatchSportsSports NewsWVU WVU Picked as Four-Seed in NCAA Tournament By Matt DigbyMar 12, 2017, 18:48 pm 1139 0 Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More Home NewsWatch WVU Picked as Four-Seed in NCAA Tournament Mail Tumblr Facebook Pinterest Previous PostLegislature Considering Changes to Voter ID Law Twitter Google+ WOAY – West Virginia men’s basketball will return to action Thursday when they play Bucknell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo, New York.The Mountaineers will be the fourth seed of the West region in their third straight NCAA appearance.West Virginia enters the tournament with a 26-8 record, tying for second in the Big 12 regular season, and finishing runner-up in the conference tournament for a second straight year.The Mountaineers’ all-time NCAA Tournament record is 27-27, though they are 9-7 under current head coach Bob Huggins. He led WVU to their best-ever finish in the tournament when they reached the 2010 Final Four.Should West Virginia beat the Bison, they would face Notre Dame or Princeton on Saturday. Next PostFirm opening West Virginia natural gas equipment shop Linkedinlast_img read more

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first_img Mail Linkedin Home NewsWatch Featured Toll Prices Increase Today Across West Virginia Twitter Google+ Next PostWoman Arrested On Drug Charges In Greenbrier County Previous PostApplications For Absentee Ballots For Lewisburg Special Levy Elections Available CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH Reports) — Motorists were reaching a little deeper into their pockets Tuesday to pay tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike.Tolls have doubled, from $2 to $4.Originally, the tolls were scheduled to jump Jan. 1, but the West Virginia Parkways Authority delayed the increase at an emergency meeting that was called following a request by Gov. Jim Justice.The governor said he expressed concerns to the Parkways Authority due to “potential traffic delays, backups and safety on the Turnpike as a result of the planned toll increase on January 1, 2019, and the delay in delivering the transponders in a timely manner.”Parkways officials also moved the deadline for filing applications for the E-ZPass discount from Dec. 31 to Jan. 11 because of technical glitches and long lines at the customer service center. Customers who have an E-ZPass receive a transponder that is read at the toll booths. The discount allows motorists unlimited travel on the Turnpike for three years at a cost of $24 and a $13 transponder fee.For those who missed the deadline for the E-ZPass early discount, they can still purchase a pass for $25 to get unlimited toll-free travel for one year. Facebook Pinterest FeaturedNewsWatchState News Toll Prices Increase Today Across West Virginia By Tyler BarkerJan 15, 2019, 09:50 am 418 0 Tumblr Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.comlast_img read more

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first_imgHome NewsWatch Education State B.O.E. and AFT Fayette Presidents Pleased with Updated Omnibus Bill Previous PostThe 5th Quarter: Nicholas County @ Midland Trail (BOYS) Google+ Facebook Twitter CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOAY) – The state House of Delegates passed their own version of the Omnibus bill on Thursday, sending it back to the Senate for another vote.“I think the most important parts are that the… changes made will directly affect student performance,” said state Board of Education president Dave Perry.Many teachers disagreed with the original bill, including unlimited public charter schools and education savings accounts. The House’s version of the bill addressed some of teachers’ biggest concerns.“The big changes were the ESAs completely taken out, seniority is back [and] charter schools have been limited,” said AFT Fayette president Tega Toney.Perry expressed that he doesn’t believe West Virginia needs charter schools.Other changes include the removal of paycheck protection and the non-severability clause. Toney and Perry said they don’t expect the Senate to be happy with the new bill.“We are watching it as it goes through the Senate and–probably–as it goes through the conference committee,” said Toney. Next PostWATCH: Study shows rock climbers bring $12 million to New River Gorge Pinterest Kassie Simmons Kassie Simmons joined the team in January 2019 as a weekend journalist. She graduated from Virginia Tech in just two and a half years with a BA in multimedia journalism.During her short time at Virginia Tech, she served as the editor for the university’s chapter of The Tab. Kassie was named the top reporter for The Tab at Virginia Tech on multiple occasions and made the list for the top 30 reporters for The Tab in the U.S. She also studied theater performance and minored in creative writing.Before coming to WOAY, Kassie interned at WSLS in Roanoke and the Tidewater Review in her hometown of West Point, Va. She has loved following breaking news since her childhood and has a passion for delivering the stories people care most about.Kassie is excited to be working in Southern West Virginia and looks forward to all the adventures ahead of her. You can follow her on Twitter at @KassieLSimmons and like her page on Facebook. If you have a story you think she should check out, send her an email at ksimmons@woay.com. Tumblr Linkedin Mail EducationLocal NewsNewsWatchPolitical News State B.O.E. and AFT Fayette Presidents Pleased with Updated Omnibus Bill By Kassie SimmonsFeb 15, 2019, 17:35 pm 564 0 last_img read more

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In This Issue Draghis comments boost the euro

first_imgIn This Issue. * Draghi’s comments boost the euro… * Chuck’s thoughts from Vancouver… * US data surprises on the upside, or does it??? * Aussie set for further appreciation… And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts! A bit of verbal intervention seems to do the trick… Good day. And good Friday morning to everyone. This has been a long week for me, as I seemed to be playing catch up for most of the past few days after taking last week off. Sometimes I wonder if taking a week off is really worth it, as I tend to increase my pace the days leading up to vacation and then it takes several days after you get back to finally get caught back up. I think the Europeans have something with their one month vacations! The markets took a bit of a vacation from the European debt crisis this week as the euro looks like it is going to end the week with over a 1% gain. In fact, the Swiss franc, Euro, and Danish Krone are going to end the week as the best performing currencies vs. the US$, posting a 1.17% gain. I wrote about Mario Draghi’s comments yesterday morning, when he said the ECB stands ready to ‘do what it takes’ to support the common currency. We got an initial ‘bounce’ after his comments yesterday morning, and typically we would see these knee jerk reactions reverse as the trading day wears on. But Draghi’s words really carried some weight with currency traders yesterday, and the euro rally held even after his thoughts had been fully digested by the markets. Chuck sent me a note late last night with his thoughts on yesterday’s euro rally, so here is Chuck: I watched the euro rally yesterday, that was fueled by the comments by European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi yesterday… You know, as much as I would like to believe the dollar rally is over, I also know in my heart of hearts that this is what we call in the financial world as a dead cat bounce… For all you cat lovers out there, no cats were harmed, it’s just a saying! I doubt seriously that the euro has the legs to run with the rally that began yesterday on the Draghi comments… The psychological gloom and doom hanging over the euro now is pretty heavy… and opposed to the Hollies… He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother… it will continue to weigh on the euro… But at the same time, don’t get caught up in the dollar index hype either… the dollar index, which we’ve explained many times in the past is so heavily weighted with the euro as one of the components of the index… It does not contain the Aussie dollar, New Zealand dollar, the Chinese renminbi, etc. So, to get caught up in the dollar index hype, is like turning down the wrong street… it’s not going to get you where you want to go! I can tell you that here in Vancouver, most of the analysts that have gotten up to talk about world economies, etc. believe that the dollar is set for a steep downward move, once we get past this bear market rally by the green/peach back… So… that’s all from here… wheels are up on my plane Friday morning, as I head to my summer vacation… I won’t be filing any reports next week, and hopefully, I don’t even turn my laptop on… that’s my challenge for next week! The euro rally was helped by US data released yesterday which showed the US economy is doing a bit better than expected. Durable goods orders increased 1.6% during the month of June (economists had predicted a .% increase). And the weekly jobs numbers also came in better than expected, with 27,000 less first time claims last week than economists had expected. But digging into the numbers shows things may not be as rosy as initially indicated. The durable goods orders increase were largely due to a surge in aircraft orders. The ex-transportation number showed business actually placed 1.1% fewer orders for long lasting manufacturing goods in June. And digging a bit deeper into the report uncovered even more worrying data. Orders for so-called core capital goods, which are a very good indication of business investment plans, dropped 1.4% during June, the third decline in four months. And the weekly jobs number stayed above 350k for another week, coming in at 353,000. We have not seen initial jobless claims below 350k since March of 2008. And the pending home sales number which was the last piece of data released yesterday showed the housing market is almost having as tough a time recovering as the labor market. Pending home sales showed a 1.4% decrease during June after a 5.4% increase the month before. Today the US will release its first of three estimates for second quarter growth. GDP is expected to have increased 1.4% during the second quarter, a slight decrease from the first quarter growth of 1.9%. But the disappointing durable goods numbers could indicate even the 1.4% estimate is optimistic. The weaker Euro has helped manufacturers in Germany, but perhaps at the cost of manufacturing here in the US. Europe has been winning the global race for weaker currencies during the first half of the year, and the manufacturing and export numbers will suffer here in the US because of the stronger dollar. Another report due out today here in the US is predicted to show consumer sentiment fell to the lowest level this year. The U of Michigan Confidence report will be released later this morning and is expected to have fallen to 72 in July from a level of 73.2 last month. Bernanke and the Fed stand ready to take action if the US economy shows any more signs of weakness. The FOMC will announce its rate decision on August 1st, but there isn’t much they can do as far as moving the rates lower. The markets are instead going to focus on what ‘other’ tools the Fed decides to use; QE III? TWIST III? Or will it be some new idea dreamed up to try and get things moving in the right direction? With this being an election year, I can guarantee the administration is going to be putting pressure on the members of the FOMC to try and do something to stimulate the US economy. The problem is that there just doesn’t seem to be a lot of fuel left for the Fed to use to juice this anemic economic recovery here in the US. Interest rates remain at historic lows, and funds are flowing freely through the credit markets. Unfortunately there are a lot of similarities to where the US economy is sitting and where Japan is. Both of our economies seem to be mired in the muck of slow growth, weak investor confidence, and relatively strong currencies. Europe has taken much of the spotlight off of the US and Japan, but there are still real questions concerning the future of these two global powerhouses. The commodity currencies had another good day yesterday as global investors seemed to be more confident on the recovery prospects. Currency traders have been moving funds out of the safe haven parking spot of US treasuries and back into higher yielding currencies of South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. The New Zealand dollar built on yesterday’s good performance and pushed back above 80 cents. The South African rand gained for a third day and is set for its first weekly advance. The Australian dollar remained higher than $1.04 for a second day in a row after rebounding from a low of $.9582 set back at the beginning of June. The technical charts indicate the Aussie dollar may not be done climbing. The head of fixed income strategy at UBS said the Aussie dollar may climb to $1.0558 in the coming days. Apparently the ‘stochastic oscillator’ which is a momentum indicator shows the Aussie dollar is set for further appreciation (I have absolutely no idea what a stochastic oscillator is, but I will take his word that it is a good thing!). Another story I came across this morning said China’s currency had advanced to a one week high on Draghi’s verbal defense of the euro. The Renminbi also got a boost from stimulus measures enacted by local Chinese governments. The Chinese renminbi has been falling in value since the end of April, but recent trading indicates this downward trend may be reaching a bottom. Something I find even more interesting than the direction of the Chinese currency is that it is actually moving in both directions and that it seems to be reacting to global events. Just five years ago the currency was totally controlled by the Chinese government, and any movement was the result of Chinese officials moving the ‘peg’. Now the renminbi is actually starting to react to global macro-economic events, which is a very positive change! Then There Was This… Ty Keough sent the desk a note yesterday pointing out the fact that Chuck Butler got a mention in the 5 Minute Forecast yesterday. The ‘Five’ as it is known on the desk, is a favorite read of many of us here as it condenses much of what happened during the trading day into a smartly written summary. Here is what the 5 had to say about our fearless leader: “What appears to be evident may not be imminent,” cautions EverBank World Markets president Chuck Butler. That is, just because something is bound to happen doesn’t mean it’ll happen right away. Mr. Butler noticed the U.S. government racking up debt at a precipitous rate starting in 2001. But it didn’t show up in the form of a falling dollar index until the following year. Now? The debts have become far larger, and even more unsustainable. But with fear abounding over Europe, it’s not showing up in a weakening dollar. Not now. But it will. That gives you time to carry out the most important diversification Chuck believes you need in your portfolio — currency diversification. Make sure you’re exposed to currencies other than the U.S. dollar, while there’s still time. EverBank offers a host of innovative products to that end. You can read the entire 5 Min. Forecast by going here.To recap: Draghi’s comments continued to keep the value of the euro higher, but Chuck warns us that this rally may not be a trend reversal. US data released yesterday looked good on the outside, but wasn’t so positive after we dug a bit deeper into the numbers. Today we will get the GDP estimate for the 2nd quarter, and the markets are expecting a slowdown here in the US. If we do slowdown, the pressure will be increased on Bernanke and his team to do something about it at their meeting next week. Commodity currencies are posting their first positive week in a while, and the Chinese renminbi is beginning to look like it will reverse its recent slide. Currencies today 7/27/12. American Style: A$ $1.0436, kiwi .8051, C$ .9923, euro 1.2302, sterling 1.5740, Swiss $1.0249, European Style: rand 8.2290, krone 6.0530, SEK 6.8862, forint 230.24, zloty 3.3617, koruna 20.564, RUB 32.235, yen 78.09, sing 1.2509, HKD 7.7571, INR 55.3463, China 6.3807, pesos 13.3913, BRL 2.0213, Dollar Index 82.793, Oil $89.67, 10-year 1.46%, Silver $27.77, Gold. $1,627.50, and Platinum $1,418.75. That’s it for today. I want to wish my Lucy good luck as she heads into the doctor for an operation today. Lucy is my 10 year old yellow lab and is having a couple of ‘growths’ removed. I know many of you readers are probably wondering why I would be writing a good luck wish to a dog, but my wife reads the Pfennig, and I’m sure she will pass along my good luck wishes to Lucy. My kids will tell you our two dogs, Lucy and Murphy get more attention than the rest of the family! Lucy is really a sweet girl, and I do hope she pulls through without any complications. We got a break from the 100 plus temps yesterday but didn’t get any of the rain they promised. I hear the triple digits will be back today, so the relief was short lived. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and thanks for reading the Pfennig!! Chris Gaffney, CFA Vice President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 1-314-647-3837 www.everbank.comlast_img read more

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first_img Sponsor Advertisement The silver price action was a bit choppier, but the general chart pattern was the same.  The silver price made it back above the $21 spot price mark, but wasn’t allowed to close there. The low and high were recorded as $20.805 and $21.17 in the September contract, which is the new front month. Silver finished the Monday trading day at $20.96 spot, up a whole 9 cents from Friday’s close.  Net volume was very chunky at 44,500 contracts. The CME Daily Delivery Report for Day 2 of the July delivery month in silver showed that 7 gold and 565 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved depositories on Wednesday.  The two largest short/issuers were BNP Prime Brokerage, a name I don’t see too often, with 195 contracts—and Canada’s Scotiabank with 143 contracts.  The two largest long/stoppers were JPMorgan with 274 in its client account for a change—and Barclays with 255 in its client account as well.  There was quite an assortment of short/issuers on the list, so yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is worth a quick peek. Well, there was finally a deposit into GLD—and it was a pretty decent amount as well—182,882 troy ounces.  And as of 6:52 p.m. EDT yesterday evening, there were no reported changes in SLV.  But when I was editing this column at 2:32 a.m. this morning, I saw that another huge chunk of silver had been withdrawn from SLV.  This time it was 2,064,313 troy ounces.  Since the rally began in silver in early June—10.2 million ounces has been withdrawn from SLV—and it’s still owed north of 8 million ounces.  That’s about nine days of world silver production.  And since they haven’t been depositing any metal since these rallies began, it’s obvious that the authorized participants are shorting the shares in lieu of depositing the metal. The U.S. Mint had a sales report to end the month.  They sold 3,500 troy ounces of gold eagles—1,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes—and another 320,000 silver eagles. Unless they add some more sales today, which is highly doubtful, the June month ended with 48,500 troy ounces of gold eagles sold—16,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes—700 platinum eagles—and 2,692,000 silver eagles. June was the lowest sales month for silver eagles this year by far—and that’s because Ted Butler’s big buyer backed away from the table at the end of May.  That was the same time as the mint’s silver eagle allocation program ended as well. Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Friday, there was 31,992 troy ounces of gold reported received—and it all went into HSBC USA.  No gold was reported shipped out.  The link to that activity is here. There wasn’t much in/out activity in silver, either, as only 58,313 troy ounces were received—and 20,153 troy ounces were shipped out the door.  The link to that activity is here. Since it’s my Tuesday column, I have the usual boat load of stories, as I have three days worth of news for you—and I hope you like some of them. The curious case of silver not being deposited into the big silver ETF, SLV, on the recent high volume price rally and, instead, being withdrawn has continued this [past] week. Where my back of the envelope calculations suggested close to 7 million oz of metal should be coming into the trust, instead a like quantity has departed. This is in the same league as the continuous COMEX silver warehouse turnover, namely, as an indication of physical tightness in the wholesale silver market and just as ignored by most metals commentators. – Silver analyst Ted Butler: 28 June 2014 I must admit that I wasn’t sure what to expect on the last trading day of the month—and the quarter.  I was expecting the worst as the month drew to a close, but that scenario never materialized.  As a matter of fact the HUI gained over 3 percent during the last three trading days of June. But that still doesn’t change my short-term view of the gold and silver markets—and as you examine their respective 6-month charts below, you’ll note that the RSI indicators are still at nosebleed levels—and yesterday’s price action didn’t do anything to improve that. Platinum and palladium both chopped around above unchanged for most of the day.  Both made rally attempts in New York trading that got capped—and they both finished off their respective highs, with platinum up 9 bucks—and palladium up 2 bucks.  Here are the charts. The dollar index close late on Friday afternoon at 80.03—and barely moved until the London open, which was the high tick at 80.07.   From there it developed a slight negative bias until it hit 79.95 around 10 a.m. in New York.  At that point the index slid down to 79.78 by shorty after 11 a.m. EDT—and traded flat from there.  The index closed on Monday at 79.78—down 26 basis points. The silver equities followed an almost identical path—and Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed up 1.89%.center_img The RSI indicators are still at nosebleed levels The gold price traded as flat as the proverbial pancake until 2 p.m. Hong Kong time—and then it got sold down five bucks to its low of the day about five minutes before the Comex open.  From there it rallied right past the Comex close—and just before 2 p.m. EDT, it popped another six bucks or so before trading more or less sideways until the 5:15 p.m. EDT close of electronic trading. The low and high tick were recorded by the CME Group as $1,311.00 and $1,330.40 in the August contract. Gold finished the Monday trading session at $1,326.90 spot, up $11.80 from Friday’s close.  Volume, net of July, was 134,000 contracts, with about 5,000 contracts of that amount trading in the September and December delivery months, so they could have been roll-overs out of August. The gold stocks gapped down a percent at the open of trading on Monday, but began to rally after the London p.m. gold fix was in—and then traded flat from 3 p.m. EDT until the close.  The HUI finished the day up 1.65%.  I was more than happy to see the stocks close the day, the month—and the quarter—in decidedly positive territory. Of course things can remain overbought for serious lengths of time, just like they can be oversold for the same amount of time.  But I’m still convinced, based on the past 15 years of price history, that an engineered price decline will put an end to this situation at some point.  But there’s always that black swan out there someplace. So we wait. And as I write this paragraph at 2:24 a.m. EDT, the London open is still 35 minutes away.  The gold price is comatose, except for the vertical price spike at 9 a.m. Hong Kong time—and that got dealt with in the usual manner within 30 minutes or so.  Gold volume is way up there already, so it took a fair amount of Comex paper to hammer that price spike flat.  Silver is back above $21—but only by the skin of its teeth—and volume is already very decent there as well.  Platinum and palladium are doing precisely nothing—and the dollar index is up 6 basis points. Today at the close of Comex trading, is the cut-off for this week’s Commitment of Traders Report—and since Friday is Independence Day in the U.S.A., the report won’t be issued until the following Monday.  But I can tell you right now that it won’t make for fun reading. And as I send this out the door at 4:35 a.m. EDT, I note that gold has gone from being flat, to down a couple of bucks and, in actual fact, none of the other three precious metals are doing much, either, now that London has been open a bit over 90 minutes.  Volumes are still a lot heavier than I’d like to see, but have quieted down quite a bit in the last 30 minutes or so.  Gold volume is north of 30,000 contracts—and silver’ volume is just over 10,000 contracts.  These are big numbers for this time of day.  The dollar index is up a small handful of basis points. That’s more than enough for today—and I’ll see you here tomorrow. Drilling Intersects 102 Meters of 1.97 gpt Gold at Columbus Gold’s Paul Isnard Gold Project; Drilling Confirms Depth Extension of Gold Mineralization Columbus Gold Corporation (CGT: TSX-V) (“Columbus Gold”) is pleased to announce results of the initial five (5) core drill holes at its Paul Isnard gold project in French Guiana. The holes confirm depth extension of gold mineralization below shallow holes drilled on the 43-101 compliant 1.9 million ounce Montagne d’Or inferred gold deposit at Paul Isnard in the 1990’s and support the current program of resource expansion through offsetting open-ended gold mineralization indicated by the earlier holes. Robert Giustra, CEO of Columbus Gold, commented: “These drill results validate Columbus Gold’s approach to adding ounces with a lower-risk drilling program designed to infill and to extend the mineralized zones to 200 m vertical depth from surface; a depth amenable to open pit mining.”  Fourteen (14) holes have been completed (assays pending) by Columbus Gold in the current program and drilling is progressing at the rate of about 3,000 meters per month with one drill-rig on a 24 hour basis. Columbus Gold plans to accelerate the current program by engaging a second drill-rig as soon as one can be obtained.  Please visit our website for more information about the project.last_img read more

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first_imgFOR MORELiving Without Answers: Scotty Cockrell Found Dead 10 Years Ago Today: June 22, 2016On June 22, 2006, Scotty Cockrell was gunned down inside his Northport home around 9 a.m.Cockrell, 17, was home alone planning a day at the lake with friends. But according to investigators, the killer — or killers — broke through the carport doorway, found the teen’s bedroom and shot Cockrell multiple times.Even 12 years later, Capt. Kip Hart with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit said they still don’t know the motive for his murder.“It appears based on what I saw and other investigators saw on the scene that day that Scotty was the intended target,” Hart said. “So we’re pretty sure this is not some random house burglary or theft. But for whatever reason, these people went there specifically to murder Scotty.”If you have any information about the murder of Scotty Cockrell, call Tuscaloosa Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867.last_img read more

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first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton each scored 16 points to lead six Milwaukee players in double figures, and the Bucks held off the Los Angeles Clippers 97-96 on Wednesday night when Blake Griffin’s last-second shot rolled off the rim.DeAndre Jordan had 22 points and 17 rebounds for the Clippers. Griffin added 18.Milwaukee led by seven with less than three minutes to play, but baskets by Jordan brought the Clippers within one. With 5.1 seconds left, Los Angeles called a timeout and ran a play for Griffin, who drove the lane and put up a short shot that was off target. The Bucks improved to 11-5 since losing second-leading scorer Jabari Parker to a season-ending knee surgery. They are seventh in the Eastern Conference, a half-game ahead of Detroit and Miami.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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DETROIT AP — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers

first_imgDETROIT (AP) — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city’s three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday.Gilbert’s Detroit-based JACK Entertainment said it planned to sell the casino to Pennsylvania-based Penn National Gaming and New York-based VICI Properties. The deal requires state and federal regulatory approval. JACK Entertainment said it’s also “continuing a strategic assessment for its remaining gaming properties” in other states.Gilbert bought Greektown Casino-Hotel more than five years ago. Under the sale agreement, Penn National will acquire the operating assets of Greektown for about $300 million and VICI Properties will acquire the land and real estate assets for about $700 million.In a statement, Gilbert and his companies said they plan to use some proceeds from the sale for investment in Detroit real estate and business development. Gilbert already has a major real estate presence in Detroit and has been a key player in the revitalization of the city’s downtown.The sale, he said, “will allow that strong trajectory to continue and provide additional capital to continue our strategic investments in our Detroit real estate and business initiatives.”The sale is expected to be finalized in 2019. During the sale process, plans call for the casino and hotel to remain open. JACK Entertainment said Greektown employees are expected to get compensation and benefit packages at least at current levels.Penn National owns, operates or has ownership interests in dozens of gambling and racing facilities around the country. JACK Entertainment also owns and operates such properties in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Baltimore as well as racing facilities in Ohio and Kentucky.TweetPinShare22 Shareslast_img read more

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NYON Switzerland AP — Draw Monday for the last

first_imgNYON, Switzerland (AP) — Draw Monday for the last 32 of the Europa League:First LegFeb. 12-14Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic) vs. Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)Club Brugge (Belgium) vs. Salzburg (Austria)Rapid Vienna (Austria) vs. Inter Milan (Italy)Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) vs. Genk (Belgium)Krasnodar (Russia) vs. Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)Zurich (Switzerland) vs. Napoli (Italy)Malmo (Sweden) vs. Chelsea (England)Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)Celtic (Scotland) vs. Valencia (Spain)Rennes (France) vs. Real Betis (Spain)Olympiakos (Greece) vs. Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine)Lazio (Italy) vs. Sevilla (Spain)Fenerbahce (Turkey) vs. Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia)Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) vs. Villarreal (Spain)BATE Borisov (Belarus) vs. Arsenal (England)Galatasaray (Turkey) vs. Benfica (Portugal)___Second LegFeb. 20-21Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) vs. Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic)Salzburg (Austria) vs. Club Brugge (Belgium)Inter Milan (Italy) vs. Rapid Vienna (Austria)Genk (Belgium) vs. Slavia Prague (Czech Republic)Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) vs. Krasnodar (Russia)Napoli (Italy) vs. Zurich (Switzerland)Chelsea (England) vs. Malmo (Sweden)Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) vs. Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)Valencia (Spain) vs. Celtic (Scotland)Real Betis (Spain) vs. Rennes (France)Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) vs. Olympiakos (Greece)Sevilla (Spain) vs. Lazio (Italy)Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia) vs. Fenerbahce (Turkey)Villarreal (Spain) vs. Sporting Lisbon (Portugal)Arsenal (England) vs. BATE Borisov (Belarus)Benfica (Portugal) vs. Galatasaray (Turkey)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Courtesy Cafe BeneluxLast updated on July 3rd 201

first_imgCourtesy Cafe BeneluxLast updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:21 pmA new private dining experience in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward has sparked the interest of local restaurant-goers and rooftop lovers who don’t want to wait for summer. Café Benelux this winter launched a new concept, called Lux Domes, that allows patrons to drink and eat on the restaurant’s outdoor rooftop deck while sitting inside fully enclosed dome structures, each heated with an electric fireplace.For $200, groups of up to eight people can reserve one of the six domes for 90-minute time slots on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. A reservation includes a complimentary round of seasonal beverages, such as hot toddies, mulled wine or hot cocoa, and souvenir mugs for the whole group.  Food is also available for order, but not from the same menu as the downstairs restaurant. With minimal seating and table surface inside the 11-feet-in-diameter space, Lux Domes serves shareable platters of finger food, including cheese, charcuterie, oysters and bite-sized pieces of cake. The domes are available for reservation, according to their website, but open time slots have quickly sold out since the concept launched late last year. Reservations for December first opened on Nov. 27, but completely sold out by Nov. 28, prompting Café Benelux owner Lowlands Group to open a second wave of reservations.Courtesy Cafe Benelux Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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Dr Edward BarthellLast updated on July 3rd 2019

first_imgDr. Edward BarthellLast updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 12:53 pmIf all goes as planned, Milwaukee health care software startup EmOpti Inc. will double its geographic reach to eight states by the end of the year.The company, which uses technology to increase emergency room efficiency, in December raised $1.35 million of investor funding and surpassed 250,000 remote patient consultations, said Dr. Edward Barthell, chief executive officer. The funding will be used to ramp up marketing and sales.Founded in 2014, EmOpti created a software platform that reduces patient wait times at emergency rooms and arranges completion of preliminary tests before the patient sees a doctor in person through remote telehealth conferencing. It has previously raised $5.5 million. EmOpti continues to iterate on its product.“We’re adding additional capabilities, including machine learning capabilities and predictive analytics, to complement our telehealth capabilities,” Barthell said.Streaming real-time data is analyzed by its software to provide decision support to health care workers with the help of predictive analytics and remote clinical resources.For example, if a patient comes in to the emergency room with a certain subset of conditions, EmOpti can predict whether that patient will need to be admitted to the hospital, and begin the process of finding an available bed so those patients aren’t stacking up in the ER, Barthell said.EmOpti’s software is currently being used at four health systems in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Washington, D.C., and Barthell said another 10 systems are in the pipeline. He’s hoping four more systems will commit before year-end, which would help EmOpti expand to at least three more states.“Health systems are like almost any population. There’s early adopters and then the middle tier and then there’s the slow adopters or the laggards,” Barthell said.Among the early adopters, and an ongoing investor, was Milwaukee’s Aurora Health Care (now Advocate Aurora Health). The software is used at five Milwaukee-area Advocate Aurora Health hospitals, with three more coming on board in southeastern Wisconsin soon. Because of the health system’s recent merger and expansion into Illinois, EmOpti is also being deployed soon at two Chicago-area Advocate Aurora hospitals – its fifth state.Where it has been implemented, EmOpti has reduced door to doc time, or the time between when patients arrive at the ER and when they are seen by a clinician, by 50 to 70%.EmOpti Inc.Leadership: Dr. Edward Barthell, chief executive officerHeadquarters: 250 N. Sunnyslope Road, #245, BrookfieldWebsite: emopti.comWhat it Does: Emergency room efficiency platformFounded: 2014Employees: 11Next goal: Launch in four more states in 2019.Funding: Raised $1.35 million in December. Previously raised $5.5 million. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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As harbor development has moved from maritime wat

first_imgAs harbor development has moved from maritime, water dependent uses to private development, builders are obligated to show predominantly public benefits. However, cities can use Municipal Harbor Plans to shift uses and heights over a wide area, rather than on an individual parcel basis. Shelley believes the MHP process is falling apart because developers are cutting deals with city officials that restrict public land and access.CLF said the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan that is currently under State review is illegal. The downtown MHP sets the stage for the proposed Harbor Garage/Chiofaro towers and Hook Lobster site development.Shelley took aim at the Seaport where limited public space has been preserved. A recent example is the proposed luxury condominium development at 150 Seaport Boulevard where CLF has sued the State.Harborwalk access was challenged by CLF last summer at the Intercontinental Hotel lawns, prodding officials to take action. In the North End, CLF joined the fight against a luxury hotel at Lewis Wharf. He also warned that all parking lots are in play, such as the city-owned lot at Sargent’s Wharf.View the full presentation and discussion in the above video. Peter Shelley of the Conservation Law Foundation spoke about waterfront development and public access at the December meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Shelley is senior counsel of CLF and former Executive Director and President.After $24 billion of public monies spent on cleaning up Boston Harbor, the Big Dig / Greenway and Silver Line, the waterfront is being “walled off” by private developers, said Shelley. He reviewed the legal principles of public access and easements along Commonwealth tidelands, including Boston Harbor, that we now know as Chapter 91.*Advertisement*last_img read more

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The Boston Transportation Department BTD will ho

first_imgThe Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will host eleven open houses this spring to finalize plans for more than 70 new bike share stations in the City.Boston residents are encouraged to drop in to an open house and share comments in person. An online survey is also available at: www.boston.gov/bike-share- expansion.The closest open house to the North End / Waterfront will be held Tuesday, April 10 from 6pm – 8pm at Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza. See the full open house schedule here.*Advertisement* Expanding bike share to increase the number of bikes and stations, and improve bike share access for Bostonians, is a goal of Go Boston 2030, the City of Boston’s long term transportation plan.New stations will be installed starting in June 2018.last_img read more

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The ABCD North EndWest End Neighborhood Service C

first_imgThe ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) is grateful for the support and friendship of the North End Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on Fulton Street in the North End.Edmond Cormier from North End Rehabilitation and Health Care Center presents to neighborhood seniors.Edmond Cormier came to the center to meet with seniors and answer questions about their organization’s programs and services. Ed gave a thorough overview of short stays versus long-term stays, along with the menu of activities and health care services. His organization brought a delicious meal of eggplant, pasta, salad, and fruit. All in all, it was a cozy way to spend the afternoon and to learn about this valuable resource right in our neighborhood.*Advertisement* The North End Rehabilitation and Health Care Center will return to deliver more presentations and the NE/WE NSC will publish the schedule in advance. They have also graciously offered to provide lunch in the future. The NE/WE NSC thanks Sami Almadi, Administrator/Executive Director; Jennifer Raymond, Director of Physician Relations and Network Development as well. The NE/WE NSC and the North End Rehabilitation and Health Care Center look forward to deepening their collaboration to offer comprehensive services to the seniors and other residents of the neighborhood.last_img read more

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The Boston City Council approved projects for the

first_imgThe Boston City Council approved projects for the community preservation act.  This year CPA awarded $34,926,700 for the fiscal years of 2018 and 2019. There were 56 projects awarded the funding. About $18 million dollars went to affordable housing projects, $8 million went to historic preservation projects and $8.8 million went to recreational projects. *Advertisement* This round they wanted to focus mainly on affordable housing in the city since it is a main priority for the administration. They are taking the spring off to regroup and will announce the new round in the summer.  Downtown will receive another $350,000 to restore the Old State House. Some of that funding will go to restoring the structure of the building as well as replacing the current windows.  The North End is gaining $1,000,000 to do working on Langone Park/Puopolo Playground to develop a field that can stand the test of time against climate change, said officials. “Every neighborhood has at least one project funded,” she said.  According to Poff, about 88 organizations or residents applied.  The downtown area will be awarded $315,000 to develop a Faneuil Hall Archaeology. Residents and tourists will be able to learn about Boston’s rich history through archaeology. They will also be able to access information online from a website that will also be created. The Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides funds for acquisition, creation, preservation and enhancement of open space, historic resources and affordable housing in Boston. The City of Boston voted in favor of the act in 2016 with 74 percent of residents voting for CPA. This allows the city to charge an additional 1 percent property tax to create a $20 million fund annually for local projects that meet the guidelines. Community Preservation Director Christine Poff said this year was a big round since they put two fiscal years together. They think moving forward they can expect 20 to 25 million annually.  “I’m thrilled citizens are utilizing the CPA funds,” councilor Michael Flaherty. “They are doing great things across the city with these funds.”last_img read more

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The Sinulog Foundation Inc SFI must first liqui

first_imgThe Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) must first liquidate previous donations it received from the Cebu provincial government before it can get the P1-million aid pledged for the 2014 festivities.Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said foundation  headed by Ricky Ballesteros has to comply with this  so  the province can avoid being questioned lated by state auditors.ADVERTISEMENT Capital One Data Breach Capitol floatCapitol officials also decided to have a float representing the Province of Cebu in the grand parade on January 19.MORE STORIESnewsinfoMinority lawmakers urge overhaul of PhilHealthnewsinfoTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealnewsinfoLTFRB issues formula on PUV faresMORE STORIESnewsinfoMinority lawmakers urge overhaul of PhilHealthnewsinfoTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealnewsinfoLTFRB issues formula on PUV faresDavide said they are studying the cost because “it might be too expensive” given the present status of the Capitol coffers.Provincial tourism officer Mary Grace Paulino last night confirmed that Cebu province would mount a float to be built by the engineering department.A theme of “rebuilding Cebu” is being considered.The last time the Capitol  commissioned a float was more than 10 years ago during the administration of Gov. Pablo Garcia.Vice Gov. Agnes Magpgale said she and the governor would not be riding on the  float though.ADVERTISEMENT ACLU: 911 Toddlers and Babies Separated from Parents Show me the money: Price-tagging Enrique Gil’s photos MOST READ PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep LATEST STORIES PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Kids Festival Shooter in California Took Gun Illegally Last  year,  released of  the Capitol’s P500,000 donation  was also delayed due to SFI’s failure to account for the past year’s monetary aid.“They have not liquidated the past year’s donations as of yet according to Mr. Ballesteros and our rule here is, although we already pledged, we cannot physically deliver that until they can liquidate the assistance that was given to them in the previous years,” Davide told reporters yesterday.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortion“That pledge remains good and until they can liquidate that, that’s the time that it will be released because we might get questioned by COA (Commission on Audit),” he added.Ballesteros earlier described the donation as a “big help” to cover the foundation’s expenses for the annual festival, which includes  cash prizes for dance contingents, a pageant, and other activities leading to the grand parade. NAFTA: Democrats Leveraging the Trump Administration Read Next Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementslast_img read more

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first_img be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/change-catalyst-co-founder-creates-wakanda-text-translator/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/change-catalyst-co-founder-creates-wakanda-text-translator/ With all of the craze from the Black Panther film, folks are trying to stay as closely connected to the culture as possible. Change Catalyst co-founder Wayne Sutton is no exception. He recently created Type Wakanda, a text translator that allows you to deliver all of your messages in the Wakandan font.“Everything about the Black Panther movie is innovative! From Ryan Coogler, writing and directing to the technology built by Shuri and all the innovation throughout the film,” Sutton told Black Enterprise. “When I first saw the text on screen translate from Oakland to the Wakanda font, I was like that’s really cool!”Co-founder, Change Catalyst (Image: Wayne Sutton)In order to use the translator, you have to log onto the Type Wakanda site. The cool thing about it is, once you type, you can share your message out to the Wakanda tribe, i.e., your social media groups and really wherever else you want to place it.The translator was released on Product Hunt yesterday and quickly caught buzz with an upvote of 150 people.Expect all future emails to be delivered in Wakanda text. Blame @waynesutton and #TypeWakanda — a Wakanda text translator that turns normal text to Wakanda font inspired by @theblackpanther movie #BlackPanther  #WakandaForver https://t.co/ucjSLNQlTk— Monique Woodard (@MoniqueWoodard) March 15, 2018According to Product Hunter Deandre Durr, this was a redeemable submission for Sutton. His last product, “Anonymously Ask a Black Person,” was banned due to it being potentially perceived as “extremely offensive to any one person or group of people.”“No one has submitted anything to go with the Black Panther movie all year,” Durr stated.“The Black Panther movie is such an inspiring film for entrepreneurs, especially black entrepreneurs,” said Sutton. “I wanted to build something for the culture and for Black Panther fans. Also, I wanted to keep my coding and web development skills on point. I hope people find it fun and useful. #WakandaForever!” Celebrity Stylist Olori Swank Creates Unique Co…Brooklyn Couple Creates ‘Uber for Housecleaning’Pioneering Businessman and Politician Percy E. Suttonlast_img read more

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first_img ProMax 440 BJJ GI Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Standard BJJ Gi More From Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Good Night Tee Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Latest From Our Partners Gordon Ryan Competition Kit In this week’s edition of As The MMA World Turns, there’s drama at Team Alpha Male; Conor McGregor’s once again flapping his yap; and the light heavyweight division is waiting for Jon Jones to make his next move.So really, there’s no reason to waste any more time getting into this week’s edition of Fightweets.Drama at Team Alpha Male@RuckerYeah: Was Conor right? Is T.J. Dillashaw a snake in the grass?Nah. Mixed martial arts is a business. Urijah Faber knows this as well as anyone, as he’s been one of the sport’s consummate businessmen over the years. Dillashaw, the UFC bantamweight champion, feels he’s gone as far as he’s going to go with Team Alpha Male. He feels like he can grow professionally and financially out with Duane Ludwig in Colorado. That’s his right.It’s likewise Faber’s right to tell Dillashaw he’s either in or out at TAM, that there’s no half-in and half-out, especially when there are so many bantamweights, or guys who could potentially go up or down to the weight class, in the gym. Why give Dillashaw first-hand access to guys he could be facing down the road if he’s not all the way a member of the team?Of course there’s the potential for bruised feelings both sides. There’s no way to go through what Faber and Dillashaw have gone through together and go though a public parting of the ways without some acrimony.But Dillashaw has the right to make his own career decisions. Faber has he right to assert his authority over his gym. So long as neither is doing anything underhanded toward the other — and God knows what details are yet to emerge — both are in the right to make the decisions they’ve made.When will we see Dillashaw-Faber?@BigJuice19: So does TJ leaving open up a fight with Faber down the road?Sure looks that way, doesn’t it? Dillashaw’s the champ. Faber is the top dog in his own gym, but is beneath Dillashaw in the 135 pecking order. Neither have come right out and said it, but the move has to be considered at least in part a nod to the fact that if the pieces fall together correctly, a Faber-Dillashaw fight is a natural draw.If Dillashaw successfully defends his championship against Dominick Cruz in Boston in January — which is far from a given — then who else would make sense? Rafael Assuncao, who holds a win over Dillashaw, still has a ways to go before returning from ankle surgery. Dillashaw’s routed Renan Barao twice. The rest of the top 10 is a mix of guys on their way up who aren’t there yet and vets on their way down.That leaves Faber. If he defeats Frankie Saenz at UFC 194, that would give Faber, against bantamweight competition, three straight wins since his loss in a title challenge to Barao and eight out of nine. Faber’s 36. He’s on the tail end of his run near the top. Add in the huge level of interest in the intrigue at Team Alpha Male and the timing for this fight would never be better.When will McGregor go 155?@hunt5588 If Mendes beats Edgar and Conor beats Aldo, is that the last 145 fight we see Conor in?Those are a couple big ifs, there. But if the highly anticipated Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes vs. Frankie Edgar fights in December play out in that manner, then yes, a McGregor move to 155 looks likely.McGregor’s the smartest fighter we’ve seen since Chael Sonnen in terms of making sure he has several potential big fights on his horizon (Daniel Cormier is pretty good at this game, too). While most fighters are afraid to jinx themselves and stick to the “I’m just focusing on my next fight” script, McGregor works all the angles. If he defeats Aldo, there are only so many challenges left at 145 pounds. So that’s why he went out of his way to get under the lightweights’ skin at the Go Big press conference next month. Getting on Rafael dos Anjos’ and Donald Cerrone’s nerves now is a clip for the promo down the road if McGregor gets there.Of course, for all McGregor’s bluster about money, he’s an absolutely driven competitor. So if Frankie Edgar does beat Mendes on Dec. 10, and McGregor follows with a win over Aldo the next night, then McGregor’s still going to have unfinished business in the division, not to mention one hell of a sellable fight.Meanwhile, don’t underestimate the new IV hydration ban’s effects on the sport. McGregor cuts a lot of weight to get down to the featherweight limit. He looked downright emaciated at the weigh-ins for the Mendes fight at UFC 189. Many fighters, on the record and off, have said they’re going to give things a whirl without an IV at their current weight class once before deciding whether to move up a weight class. McGregor’s already noted his difficulty cutting down (As has Aldo, for that matter). A sluggish performance at UFC 194 could make all this talk moot.Money McGregor@chad_panka Do u see a conflict brewing between UFC and Connor over $ with Connors recent comments about revenue that he gensThis is where Conor’s ego’s getting just a tad out of control. Yes, Mendes is a bigger star than he was before he fought McGregor. But this is not a magical quality unique only to Conor McGregor. Fighters have raised their profiles by competing with established stars, even in defeat, since the dawn of the fight game. It even continued right up to last week: How much bigger is Alexander Gustafsson in losing efforts to Jon Jones and Cormier than he was otherwise?Likewise, while McGregor has indisputably kicked off the Irish MMA boom, the UFC sold out O2 Arena in Dublin years ago, back when McGregor bought a ticket and sat in the cheap seats, and continues to do so without his name on the marquee. McGregor no more deserves a cut of the money from the Dustin Poirier-Joseph Duffy fight than Georges St-Pierre did for shows in Montreal he didn’t compete on. You can’t blame McGregor for trying, but as of now, he’s a still fighter with exactly one big PPV buy rate to his credit, one which was topped three weeks later by Ronda Rousey, who, incidentally, isn’t angling to get a share of things she has nothing to do with.Light heavyweight musical chairs@AlexBruyere:  Would DC vs Bader on January’s Fox show make sense?  With the winner getting Jones in New York in AprilYikes. Did you see Cormier after the Gustafsson fight? In the past 10 months DC went five rounds apiece with Jones and Gustafsson, and in between he had to take Rumble Johnson’s most powerful shot. Let’s let DC heal up a bit, which will give Jones’ future plans more time to fall into place.@ThisVictory: Can’t Jon fight Rumble for #1 contender? And give Alex his rematch?The only way Jones should fight anyone other than Cormier in his return fight is if Jones specifically requests a tuneup fight after being out of action for a year before going after a title shot. Otherwise, when you’ve accomplished everything Jones has accomplished in the cage, and you’ve never been legitimately defeated, and you never lost the championship in competition, I mean, if anyone ever had a case for an immediate title shot based on the merits, it’s Jon Jones.DC an all-time great?@rtanasta: @dc_mma has to pass through @JonnyBones before to be considered one of TBE.I disagree. But first, a tangent about my UFC 192 Aftermath, which posited that DC is one of the sport’s all-time greats. The funny thing about this column, which got quite a bit of feedback, is the amount of people who seemed to think I was calling Cormier the greatest of all-time, which is 1. A whole lot different than “an all-time great,” and 2. something I never said. (Of course, the majority of those who were confused by this were the same sort who respond to tweeted links without bothering to click on the story, but I digress).I’m not going to repeat too much of what I already wrote, but, in regards to rtanasta’s statement: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira lost twice to Fedor Emelianenko. Does that mean Big Nog isn’t one of the greats? The hell it does. Two of the greatest fighters of an era can coexist in the same division. Cormier would obviously boost his status by beating Jones in a rematch, but if he ends up with Jones as his only blemish, that still doesn’t detract from what’s been one of the most exceptional runs over two weight classes we’ve ever seen in this sport.Got a question for a future edition of Fightweets? Go to my Twitter page and leave me a tweet. King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Accessories Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Standard Ranked Rashguardcenter_img Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career More: MMA Fighting Esther Lin photo Apparel Sale Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Latest From MMA Warehouse Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson Lockdown duffle bag Gloves Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs inlast_img read more

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