Soy Growers Urge TPA Action Before End of Year

first_imgASA and the Trade Benefits America (TBA) Coalition sent a letter this week urging passage of the bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation this year. The letter, addressed to congressional leadership, stated action on TPA is needed to help ensure high-standard outcomes in the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, which the United States and 11 other Asia-Pacific countries are striving to complete. The groups said it is vital for the United States to implement high-standard trade agreements as soon as possible to help expand U.S. commerce with other countries.“TPA is particularly important now, given ongoing efforts to close the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and the Administration’s goal of then seeking its Congressional approval this year,” groups state in the letter. “TPA is also critical to advancing the broader U.S. trade agenda, including the ongoing talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Trade in Services Agreement, and an agreement to eliminate tariffs on environmental goods. These initiatives hold tremendous potential to open new markets for U.S. companies, farmers and workers and support growth and jobs. With 95 percent of potential customers outside the United States and more than one in five American jobs supported by trade, we need to seize the opportunities they present.”Click here to read entire letter.last_img read more

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Celebrate Soy Success with Food Music and Art at Annual ASA Banquet

first_imgIf you’re attending Commodity Classic this year, don’t miss out on a night of good food, unique storytelling and honoring those in the soybean industry.Join the American Soybean Association (ASA) for the annual ASA Awards Banquet during Commodity Classic on Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m., with a cocktail hour starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Stars at Night Ballroom at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Attendees will enjoy a performance by Joe Castillo, an artist who uses sand, light and music to tell a story. Castillo was a finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.The annual event that brings together state affiliates and ASA members from across the country to recognize and celebrate the successes, accomplishments and education of the many farmer-leaders, soybean associations and industry representatives who have done outstanding work to benefit U.S. soybean farmers and the soybean industry. Awards are presented for membership growth and association outstanding achievements, leadership building, conservation stewardship and industry accomplishments and support.The event, sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto BioAg, United Soybean Board/Soy Checkoff and John Deere, is officially sold out. While the event is sold out, ASA advises attendees to check onsite at registration, to see if any tickets have become available.last_img read more

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Holiday closures

first_imgWhat’s open and what’s closed for Memorial Day:o MAIL: No home delivery except for Express Mail. Post offices closed. The postal unit inside the Shell gas station at Fisher’s Landing, 16320 S.E. Cascade Park Drive, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.o GARBAGE: Trash and recycling collection follows the regular schedule today in Vancouver and most of Clark County. In Camas, Monday’s trash and recyclables will be picked up with Tuesday’s collections.o PUBLIC SCHOOLS: No classes.o COLLEGES: No classes at Clark College and Washington State University Vancouver.o GOVERNMENT: City, county, state and federal offices closed.o PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Closed.o BUSES: C-Tran and TriMet follow Sunday schedules Monday. C-Tran offices closed; call center open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.o PARKING: Meters in downtown Vancouver free.o DRIVER’S LICENSING: Closed.o VEHICLE LICENSING: Closed. o EMISSIONS TESTING: Closed.o LIQUOR STORES: Most state-run stores open.o BANKS: Most are closed.o FINANCIAL MARKETS: New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and other markets closed.o ANIMAL SHELTER: Humane Society for Southwest Washington closed.o FORT VANCOUVER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: Visitor center and fort open.o MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.o FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.o OREGON ZOO: Open.o WESTFIELD VANCOUVER MALL: Open.o THE COLUMBIAN: Columbian offices closed. Circulation line, 360-694-2312, answered from 4:30 a.m. to noon.last_img read more

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Herrera Beutler to collect hydropower input

first_imgU.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler will meet with representatives of Southwest Washington businesses and electric utilities on Wednesday morning to talk about how they are affected by hydropower. Those invited to the roundtable discussion, which is closed to the public, include representatives from Clark Public Utilities, WaferTech, SEH America, Great Western Malting and Linde Gas. “If the role of hydro influences a business’s decision on where to locate and whether to expand, I’d like to hear about it,” Herrera Beutler said Tuesday in a statement about the roundtable. “As Congress works on our nation’s energy policy, it’s important for me to know how hydropower impacts families and businesses in Southwest Washington.” Last week, Herrera Beutler introduced a nonbinding resolution asking House members to recognize hydroelectricity as “the most abundant source of clean, renewable energy in the United States.”Her resolution and the roundtable come about six years after Washington voters approved Initiative 937, which requires larger utilities to get 15 percent of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020. The initiative does not define hydropower as a renewable energy source.last_img read more

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Blazers McCollum says all the right things

first_imgPORTLAND — CJ McCollum, polished and savvy beyond his 21 years, learned his first NBA lesson on Monday morning: Don’t speak on behalf of your coach, rook.McCollum — the 10th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft seated between the man who placed him high on the Portland Trail Blazers’ board late last year and the man who will mentor him — seemed to say the right things.“Working hard and being consistent in practice not only on the offensive end but on the defensive end as well,” McCollum said.Then, he continued.“The coach to my left will tell you, he doesn’t really care too much about knocking down 3s if you’re giving up 3s and layups…”To which Blazers head coach Terry Stotts jokingly interjected: “I like making 3s, though.”The lighthearted moment during McCollum’s introductory press conference as the rookie Trail Blazer accentuated the elation at the Rose Garden Arena.The Blazers continue to build up the 2013-14 roster with free-agent signings and trades.Though the team did not discuss the acquisitions on Monday as the NBA remains in a moratorium period, the recent draft represented the first huge gain. And in McCollum, the Blazers landed their building block.“It’s another exciting day for us this offseason, anytime you get an opportunity to draft a guy you targeted as early as December,” general manager Neil Olshey said in his opening remarks. “We’re really pleased with CJ, not just as a player but as a person. The type of character that he brings to our organization, he helps build our culture. From day one, he expressed interest in being here, which we really value. It doesn’t hurt that Damian (Lillard) and the rest of the guys on the roster were targeting him as well.”last_img read more

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Vancouver raises property tax levy by 1 percent

first_imgThe Vancouver City Council voted 6-1 on Monday to approve a 1 percent increase in the property tax levy, the maximum annual increase allowed.The increase will generate $419,438 in new revenue that councilors pledged to put toward public safety.According to an example provided to the council, the owner of a property assessed at $200,000 would have paid $634 to the city’s general fund in 2013. In 2014, assuming the property value increased by 8.5 percent, the residence would be valued at $217,000 and the homeowner would owe $640 in city taxes, an increase of $6 for the year.If the value declined or remained the same, the increase in annual taxes would be less.Mayor Tim Leavitt and Councilors Jack Burkman, Bart Hansen, Jeanne Harris, Jeanne Stewart and Larry Smith supported the increase, while Councilor Bill Turlay cast the dissenting vote without comment.Last week, Turlay was critical of the process and said he wished councilors would have received the levy information earlier to allow for a thorough discussion.Because voters approved Initiative 747 in 2001, capping annual levy rate increases at 1 percent, the city has opted for the increase every year except 2010.The slowed growth in revenues “has impacted the city’s ability to provide services to the community commensurate with population growth and inflationary increases, resulting in the city’s structural deficit,” Lloyd Tyler, the city’s chief financial officer, and city Treasurer Carrie Lewellen, wrote in a memo to the city council and City Manager Eric Holmes.Voicing opinionsThe city’s general fund is $351 million for the 2013-14 biennial budget.Had the council opted not to increase the levy, the pre-vote memo said, the 2013-14 budget “will remain in balance with the use of short-term, one-time resources from outside agencies that will expire” in the next few years. “However, the city’s ability to fund a stable and balanced set of core services that reflects the community’s priorities will be diminished.”last_img read more

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ProRussian forces storm Ukrainian base in Crimea

first_imgBELBEK AIR BASE, Crimea — Ukraine’s armed forces took what may prove to be one of their final stands Saturday in Crimea, as pro-Russian forces stormed and seized control of an air force base amid a barrage of gunfire and explosions.A tense blockade of the Belbek air base base that has endured for more than a week looked set for an inevitable culmination following the seizure of one Ukrainian-held military facility after another in recent days.It was the last major Ukrainian military facility in Crimea to fall into the hands of pro-Russian forces. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry hasn’t provided details of how many bases it still controls on the peninsula.Crimea residents voted last week to secede from Ukraine and join Russia — a process that was formalized this week with the blessing of President Vladimir Putin. The vote, which was held under condition akin to martial law under the gaze of apparently Moscow-led militia forces, has been rejected as illegitimate by the international community.The assault on the Belbek base mirrored events at other Ukrainian-held military facilities on the peninsula in recent days.In footage provided by the Ukrainian Defense ministry, a Russian-made BTR-80 armored personnel carrier could be seen smashing open a front gate at Belbek, a base across the bay from the port city of Sevastopol.last_img read more

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Regulators lift restrictions on Riverview Bank

first_imgRiverview Community Bank and its parent Riverview Bancorp delivered good news to investors and customers on Tuesday: the bank is no longer subject to regulatory restrictions by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency that have been in place since January, 2012.The easing of its regulatory burden in one sense means nothing more than “business as usual,” says Riverview President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Wysaske. Yet, it sends a powerful statement that Riverview, which, like many banks, struggled during and after the Great Recession, is in the good graces of banking regulators and on solid financial footing following six consecutive profitable quarters, Wysaske said.“Our credit procedures, practices and systems are better than they have ever been,” he said. And, he added, “we are beyond well-capitalized.”For the first three quarters of the current fiscal year, Riverview has reported $2.8 million in net income, compared with $1 million in the same three-quarter period one year earlier. Earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter, ending March 31, and year-end financial results will not be released until May. Riverview’s journey through the recession and post-recession doldrums was made more challenging by a change in banking oversight by federal regulators. Riverview, which is chartered as a thrift, had been under the regulatory review of the Office of Thrift Supervision. When that office was absorbed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, or OCC, as part of the Dodd-Frank banking reforms, Riverview fell under the OCC’s jurisdiction. Riverview had been subject to a regulatory “memorandum of understanding” under its previous regulators, and that transitioned into the formal agreement under OCC.The additional restrictions were a “kind of a welcome from the OCC,” Wysaske said. The oversight was primarily focused on a review of Riverview’s loans.last_img read more

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Vancouver man accused of shooting at woman

first_imgA Vancouver man is accused of firing a gun early Saturday as his then-girlfriend ran away from him along East 39th Street.Seth K. Teig, 29, appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree assault, harassment and unlawful possession of a firearm.Judge Suzan Clark held him in lieu of $150,000 bail and appointed attorney David Kurtz to defend him. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.According to court records, Teig and Jackie Ross, got into an argument inside her car as she was driving west on 39th Street near Leverich Park. Teig was riding in the front seat.During the argument, Teig allegedly grabbed the steering wheel, causing the car to veer off the road. Ross apparently got out of the vehicle, and Teig threatened that if he arrived first at a nearby gas station, he would kill her before police arrived, court records say.Ross began to run away from him toward the gas station at 39th and Main streets when she heard a loud bang, court records say. She looked behind her and saw Teig’s “arm coming down,” according to court records.Teig was later arrested, and a silver semiautomatic pistol was recovered, court records say.last_img read more

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Fierce feline who terrorized family stumps TV host

first_imgPORTLAND — In what truly epitomized the title of his TV show, “My Cat From Hell,” feline behaviorist Jackson Galaxy is calling his attempt to tame the Portland cat notorious for attacking a baby and boxing his panicked owners into a bedroom “the hardest case I have ever worked.”It got more difficult after the happy ending for the cat named Lux soon unraveled.In the reality show that aired last weekend, Galaxy persuades another Portland couple to take Lux while the cat is treated with antidepressants and anti-seizure medication. A veterinarian diagnosed Lux with feline hyperesthesia syndrome, which can trigger violent behavior.But after the episode’s taping, Lux attacked his new guardians and they gave him up for their own safety.“It was the worst letdown,” Galaxy told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a bigger shock. This is the hardest case I have ever worked.”But take heart, Lux supporters.The 4-year-old cat has become Galaxy’s buddy, and the reality star says he hasn’t given up. He’s placed Lux in a veterinary clinic where the cat receives medication while undergoing treatment to try to identify what turns this feline Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde.Lux became one of the most notorious cats in pet history after his owner called 911 on March 9 as the cat terrorized his family. Lee Palmer told dispatchers Lux had scratched his son’s head and was out of control. The family barricaded themselves in a bedroom, and Lux could be heard screeching menacingly in the background.last_img read more

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Veterans Day closures

first_imgWhat’s open and closed for Veterans Day:• GARBAGE: Waste Connections will operate on its regular schedule. In Camas, pickups normally done Tuesday will be made Wednesday.• MAIL: No home delivery except Express Mail. Post offices closed. The postal unit at Shell, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year.• PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Closed.• COLLEGES: No classes at Clark College or Washington State University Vancouver.• PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Closed.• BUSES: C-Tran and TriMet buses follow regular schedules.• GOVERNMENT: Offices closed.• PARKING METERS: On-street parking in Vancouver is free Tuesday.• BANKS: Most closed. Some in-store branches might be open.• U.S. FINANCIAL MARKETS: Open.• DRIVER LICENSING: Closed.• VEHICLE LICENSING: Closed.• EMISSIONS TESTING: Closed.• CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES: Offices open. For 24-hour customer service, call 360-992-3000. For outages or emergencies, call 360-992-8000.• STATE PARKS: Free entrance for daytime use of recreation areas managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Natural Resources.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Open.• MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Open.• ZOO: Oregon Zoo in Portland is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.• THE COLUMBIAN: Open.last_img read more

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Paul Baker named President of SJMs Grand Lisboa Palace

first_img RelatedPosts SJM Holdings has appointed Paul Baker as President of the company’s under-construction Cotai integrated resort, Grand Lisboa Palace.Baker, who served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Genting Malaysia Berhad for four years until August this year, began his new role on 1 October 2018 and takes on overall management responsibility for the property including optimization of property EBITDA, cash flow and all strategic and operating aspects. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner He has extensive experience in gaming, including a brief stint as EVP – Resort Operations at Wynn Macau. Prior to working in Asia he was with Caesars Entertainment where he was Vice President and Assistant General Manager across multiple Las Vegas properties. Load More Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analystslast_img read more

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LUI Che Woo Prize names its three 2019 laureates

first_img Load More Galaxy boss Francis Lui pleased by Yokohama’s IR bid JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner The LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilization has announced the three laureates for 2019. The LUI Che Woo Prize, awarded by Galaxy Entertainment Group Chairman Lui Che Woo, promotes the building of a better world by properly recognizing those people or organizations who have made remarkable contributions to the welfare of mankind and encouraging them to persevere with their efforts in the same direction.Commended for their exceptional achievements to promote world civilization for a better world, the 2019 laureates are: RelatedPosts Sustainability Prize – The Nature ConservancyWelfare Betterment Prize – Dr Jennifer A. DoudnaPositive Energy Prize – Ms Fan JinshiThe Nature Conservancy is a global environmental non-profit organization with the mission “to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.” It brings together individuals, local communities, government departments and private businesses to collectively tackle the natural world’s biggest and most important challenges such as climate change, water scarcity and food shortages.With the support of more than 400 scientists and over one million members, it is positively impacting conservation work in 72 countries across six continents; making it one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental groups in the world since it was founded in 1951.The Nature ConservancyDr Doudna, winner of the 2019 Welfare Betterment Prize, is an American biochemist and co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9 – a revolutionary genome-editing technology allowing genetic material to be added, removed or altered in animal and plant cells.Faster, cheaper and more accurate than any previous gene-editing tools, CRISPR-Cas9 has been called one of the world’s most monumental discoveries and could be the key to treating or preventing inherited genetic disorders like cystic fibrosis or sickle cell disease, as well as more complex diseases such as cancer, heart disease and HIV. The technology could also help to engineer plants that are resistant to climate change and crops with better nutritional value.Dr Jennifer A. DoudnaMs Fan Jinshi, winner of the 2019 Positive Energy Prize, has earned the nickname “Daughter of Dunhuang” for her dedication to studying and preserving the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, China, which are a significant cultural site housing one of the world’s most important collections of Buddhist culture.A rare woman in her field, Ms Fan has overcome many social and financial challenges and remained heroically committed to her duty for 56 years – greatly advancing the archeological and historical understanding of this significant cultural treasure. Her major contributions to its digital preservation and broad dissemination have defined new standards for successful cultural preservation.Ms Fan JinshiDr. Lui Che Woo, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Governors cum Prize Council of the LUI Che Woo Prize said, “I am deeply honoured to unveil and collectively celebrate our three laureates of the 2019 LUI Che Woo Prize. Each has made enormous contributions to world civilization – enhancing sustainability, bettering the welfare of humankind, and promoting positive energy. My sincerest congratulations to the laureates, and my heartfelt gratitude to the Prize Council, the Prize Recommendation Committee and the Selection Panels for their concerted efforts to help us recognize these exceptional laureates. Together, we will go forth in our mission to sow the seeds of goodwill and use the international platform of the LUI Che Woo Prize to help build a better tomorrow.”The Award Presentation Ceremony of the 2019 LUI Che Woo Prize will take place on 3 October 2019. Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launchlast_img read more

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Follow the action at Employee Benefits Live

first_imgEmployee Benefits Live, Europe’s largest employee reward and benefits event, returns for its 17th year today and tomorrow (21 and 22 September) at Olympia National, London.More than 2,000 visitors, including benefits, reward and human resources managers, are expected to attend the two-day event.Delegates will attend conference sessions on topics such as benefits strategy, pensions and workplace savings, flexible benefits, healthcare and wellbeing, and total reward.Innocent Drinks, Asda, Booking.com, World Duty Free Group, Monster, BNP Paribas, L’Oreal, Sky and Tesco will be speaking at the free-to-attend conference.In addition, the industry’s leading thinkers will provide expert advice and insight into some of the hot reward and benefits issues currently facing reward and HR practitioners.Delegates will also have plenty of opportunities to meet, network and interact with a range of reward and benefits providers, advisers and consultants at the event’s lively exhibition.You can keep up with all the latest updates from the event, and join in the conversation, by following @EmployeeBenefit and @EB_Live on Twitter, or by using the official Employee Benefits Live hashtag, #EBLive.Register for news alerts on www.employeebenefits.co.uk so you don’t miss any breaking news from the event.last_img read more

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Adam Kingl to open Employee Benefits Connect 2017

first_imgAdam Kingl, executive director of thought leadership at the London Business School Executive Education, will deliver the opening keynote address at Employee Benefits Connect 2017 on Wednesday 1 March.In the opening keynote session, ‘The future of work and the workplace’, Kingl will discuss new paradigms of work and leadership, and outline the technical trends that are set to change the workplace. He will also highlight the factors that help attract and retain generation Y, and examine how this generation will lead organisations in the future.During the one-day event, delegates will have the opportunity to gain insights from industry experts across six conference streams: holistic wellbeing; technology and innovation; employee engagement; driving performance; talent management; and data analytics.In the talent management stream, Adam Gibson, strategic workforce planning leader at the Metropolitan Police, will highlight how employees’ priorities and their approach to work are changing. The session, ‘Leveraging workforce planning and people analytics for smarter decisions’, will also investigate how caring responsibilities, the gender pay gap, and equality and diversity will shape the future work model and drive workforce strategy.The data analytics conference stream will feature Eric Barratt, healthy workforce programme manager at NHS England. In a session titled ‘Driving positive behaviour for a healthier workplace’, Barratt will discuss the long-term goals for health and wellbeing at work in the NHS, and how data can be utilised to encourage behavioural change.For more information and to register to attend.last_img read more

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Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club staff to receive up to 20

first_imgBrighton and Hove Albion Football Club is to award its 1,080 permanent and match-day staff bonuses of up to 20%.The club’s 280 permanent staff and 800 match-day employees will all be awarded a guaranteed 10% bonus in recognition of employees’ support and hard work that helped the Brighton and Hove Albion football team get promoted from the Championship into the Premier League.Permanent employees can also gain an additional 10% bonus based on performance, taking the total bonus available up to 20% for some staff.The bonus payments will be delivered with employee pay in May and July.The bonus scheme, which was introduced in August 2015 for the start of the 2015-2016 football season, was designed to unite and motivate staff in support of the club’s players and their bid to gain promotion to the Premier League.The bonus scheme is part of a wider motivation strategy, created to drive high performance across the club. The strategy includes providing free food for staff to enable them to maintain good health and perform at a higher level, whatever their job role.The club is also looking to offer wellbeing initiatives to support this strategy in the future, such as meditation classes, health weeks, and campaigns to encourage staff to increase their physical activity levels.Rose Read, head of HR at Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, said: “Everybody across the club and [Albion in the Community], our charity, are immensely proud of what the club has achieved. Our staff right across the club worked incredibly hard last season and it was devastating to miss out on promotion by a whisker. However, the next day after losing out in the play-offs, I came into the office and the drive and determination of the staff to come back this season and go for it again was absolutely overwhelming.“Right across the club, we couldn’t wait for the fixture list to come out so we could go for promotion again. There is no greater motivation than that and it set the tone for the 2017-18 season. One of our values is ‘aim high, never give up’ and I can’t think of a better example than the way our staff have performed this year”.last_img read more

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Pedestrian struck by car in Deerfield Beach

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took an adult pedestrian to the hospital after, officials said, the victim was hit by a car in Deerfield Beach, Saturday night.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the accident took place along Northeast 20th Avenue, near Third Street. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. #crash rptd veh vs pedestrian @BrowardSheriff #FireRescue @DFB_City 300blkNE20Av adult #trauma #Rescue 75 ➡@BrowardHealth North #breaking— PIO Mike Jachles (@BSO_Mike) February 18, 2017Police blocked off the area to investigate.Paramedics rushed the pedestrian to Broward Health North as a trauma alert.Officials said the driver involved stayed at the scene and is cooperating with authorities. last_img read more

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Jacksonville officers raid mans house while hes on Facebook Live

first_imgUpon executing the search warrant, officers found crack cocaine, oxycodone pills, a handgun, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia, according to the arrest report.It wasn’t Hollings first run-in with the law. The station reports that he has been arrested four times in Duval County since 2013 on various charges, including drug possession, lewd and lascivious battery, and violation of probation.Hollings now faces a new slew of charges, including possession of a controlled substance, possession of cocaine, and possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Video: Action News Jacksonville/Fox 30While their timing appeared to be impeccable, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the raid was planned, and not due to the live video. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) — A Jacksonville man showing off his cash on Facebook Live had his video interrupted by officers raiding his home.Fox 30 reports that 22-year-old Breon Hollings was flashing money at the camera for about a minute before he suddenly stopped as he heard officers on a loudspeaker outside his home.“This is Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. We have a search warrant,” can be heard in the video, as Hollings looks out the window before running out of the room. A series of loud noises soon followed, which neighbors said were caused by officers throwing smoke grenades into the home.“It sounded like bombs going off,” one neighbor told Fox 30. “Like big bombs. Like a car wreck or something.”Officers can then be seen on camera, walking in and out of the room before the video ends.last_img read more

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Local faith leaders protest lender association conference in Doral

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Local faith leaders led a demonstration in Doral against predatory lenders, Tuesday.More than 20 people were joined by an economist to protest the annual conference of the National Payday Lender Association at the Trump National Doral golf resort.That economist, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, said lenders are taking advantage of low-income residents.“As an economist, I’m especially concerned that African-American, Latino people, low-income people are being exploited by this payday lending industry,” she said. “They call themselves ‘small dollar lenders,’ but the fact is that their small dollars turn into big dollars out of people’s pockets.”Payday and car title lenders can strip as much as $8 billion annually from struggling, low-income families.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Police seek publics help in locating missing elderly El Portal woman

first_imgEL PORTAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help after an El Portal woman disappeared without a trace.El Portal Police said 83-year-old Ethel Ferguson was last seen along the 400 block of Northwest 88th Terrace, Friday.Police said Ferguson stands at 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.Ferguson was last seen wearing a navy blue shirt that read “Spirit of Christ.”Police said she suffers from Alzheimer’s and dementia.If you know anything that can help find Ferguson, call police at 305-476-5423.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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