Recall Dunleavy campaign says it’s received more than 4,000 petition requests

Posted On Aug 24 2021 by

first_imgPolitics | State GovernmentRecall Dunleavy campaign says it’s received more than 4,000 petition requestsApril 17, 2020 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Residents gather on Feb. 29 at a kickoff event for organizers of an effort to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy in Juneau. The campaign to recall the governor from office said it has received 4,150 requests since March 20 for sheets to petition for a recall election. And the Alaska Supreme Court received more information this week in response to a request it made to lawyers in an appeal seeking to block the recall. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)The campaign to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy has been moving forward by gathering signatures by mail, but it still needs tens of thousands of signatures to hold a recall election.Separately, the Alaska Supreme Court this week received new arguments on an appeal that could block the recall.Recall Dunleavy campaign manager Claire Pywell said the campaign has received 4,150 requests since March 20, when the campaign shifted to being based by mail. Each request is mailed a sheet with space for up to 15 signatures.The campaign had gathered 30,200 by March 20, and will need 71,252 to hold an election. While the organizers originally aimed to hold an election before the August primary, the deadline to ensure that is passing this weekend.Pywell said the campaign plans to mail petition sheets to the Alaskans who signed the recall application but haven’t signed the petition to hold the election yet.The signature-gathering has been proceeding while the state Supreme Court has been considering an appeal that would block the recall.The court asked both sides to further explain their arguments about one of the four grounds for recall listed on the recall application: that Dunleavy violated the separation of powers between the executive branch of government and judiciary by vetoing court system funding.Gov. Mike Dunleavy listens to questions from a reporter in January in Juneau. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)On Monday, both sides filed their arguments.Recall Dunleavy lawyer Jahna Lindemuth wrote that Dunleavy went beyond his constitutional authority to issue line-item vetoes when he linked the veto to court decisions. He reduced funding by the amount the state Medicaid program paid for abortions that courts have ruled are required.Lindemuth compared the veto to a hypothetical example: Suppose a governor vetoed funding for rural schools and said it was because the governor disapproved of funding schools for Alaska Natives. Lindemuth said this would be unconstitutional, and that the abortion veto is also a violation of the constitution.Lindemuth argued that if a governor threatens court funding over decisions, that would attack the courts’ independence.Arguing for the state Division of Elections, Assistant Attorney General Margaret Paton-Walsh wrote that one problem with the recall application is that it alleges Dunleavy violated the separation of powers and attacked the judiciary, without directly referring to Dunleavy’s statement in the veto linking it to court decisions.Paton-Walsh said that the state constitution clearly grants the governor the power to issue line-item vetoes like the one on the judiciary.She also noted that the veto affected less than 1% of the court system’s funding. She wrote that there might be an issue if a governor vetoed basic funding for a constitutionally-mandated service, but that’s not the case with this veto.Paton-Walsh also wrote that allowing voters to vote on this issue would make the recall political, when state law doesn’t allow for a political recall process.It’s not clear when the court will rule on the appeal.Share this story:last_img read more


Senior Tory Eric Pickles hints at new Budget in coming weeks

Posted On Jul 13 2021 by

whatsapp Monday 11 May 2015 12:17 am whatsapp Tags: Budget 2016 Share Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Senior Tory Eric Pickles hints at new Budget in coming weeks More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org A Conservative member of the last coalition Cabinet said yesterday that chancellor George Osborne could unveil a new Budget “relatively soon”.Eric Pickles, who served as secretary of state for communities and local government, said that the move would be needed to outline Tory attempts to reduce the state’s huge annual deficit.Osborne revealed his last Budget just over seven weeks ago, on 18 March. Yet having returned to government without the Liberal Democrats in tow, he may be keen to outline a statement of intent on behalf of the new all-Conservative executive.“I would anticipate that we would do a Budget relatively soon, in order to get Conservative measures through,” Pickles told BBC Radio 5 Live’s John Pienaar.Official sources were last night tight-lipped over the prospect of a second Budget, insisting that no decision had yet been taken.After being elected to Downing Street in 2010, Osborne held an emergency Budget several weeks later, in June. However, the situation was markedly different, with the coalition taking over from Labour and facing a tougher fiscal challenge.Nonetheless, prior to the election the Conservatives outlined several key policies to differentiate their stance from the Lib Dems – including the introduction of law to promise that they will not raise core taxes, such as income tax, National Insurance or VAT, during this parliament.A new Budget would give Osborne the opportunity to confirm a string of pre-election pledges. Conversely, some economists have predicted a post-election tax rise – a move that could also form part of a second Budget.“There is hard work still to be done on fiscal consolidation, as sign-posted in March’s pre-election Budget,” said Hermes Investment Management’s Neil Williams. “The fiscal screw will have to stay tight. if the underlying budget deficit is to be whittled down.” read more


One injured in stabbing at Fort Myers church

Posted On Jun 21 2021 by

first_imgVandal leaves behind shattered glass, graffiti at Cape Coral church June 15, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementTags: churchFort Myersstabbing FORT MYERS, Fla. — One person was stabbed at the Morningstar Baptist Church in Fort Myers Monday morning. The stabbing was domestic and the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to a spokesperson with the Lee County Sheriff’s office.The church is located at 5160 Richmond Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905.Additional information about this scene is not known. Advertisement Thief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021center_img RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Dealer found guilty for selling drugs in Fort Myers June 17, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments WATCH: Fort Myers lotto looter on the run with stacks of scratchers June 16, 2021last_img read more


Dustin Diamond, ‘Saved by the Bell’ star, died in Cape Coral

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first_imgAdvertisement WATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Cape CoralDustin Diamondsaved by the bell Cape Coral canal levels remain low even after recent rains June 17, 2021 CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Dustin Diamond, who played the role of Screech on the popular 1990s high school comedy “Saved by the Bell,” died on Monday in Cape Coral, according to his obituary.Diamond, who was 44, had been a resident of Cape Coral since 2018. He was formerly of Port Washington, WI.He passed away after a recent cancer diagnosis, which he first shared news of last month.Diamond is survived by his loving girlfriend, Tash of Cape Coral; loving father, Mark Diamond of CA; good friend, Jules; as well as a great aunt and cousin, and a host of many loving and caring family and friends. Cape Coral break in foiled by barking dog June 17, 2021center_img Advertisement Cape Coral man tries to figure out meaning of his 25-year-old tattoos June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more


DOJ: Scammers steal cash, personal info using fake post-vaccine surveys

Posted On Jun 21 2021 by

first_imgIntellectual property crimes such as these also may be reported to federal law enforcement at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) here.For more information about identity protection, click here. AdvertisementUnless from a known and verified source, never click on links in text messages or emails claiming to be a vaccine survey. Schemes that use links embedded in unsolicited text messages and emails in attempts to obtain personally identifiable information are commonly referred to as phishing schemes. Phishing messages may look like they come from government agencies, financial intuitions, shipping companies and social media companies, among many others.Anyone who has received a message or email claiming to be a COVID-19 survey is asked to report the communication to the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) by calling 866-720-5721 or via the NCDF Web Complaint Form here. AdvertisementTags: covid-19 scamDOJ Advertisement Advertisement Orlando man who ran concert investment scam found guilty February 22, 2021 LaBelle man sentenced to five years for having child pornography February 21, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Scammers have found a new way to take advantage of people during the pandemic, the Department of Justice [DOJ] announced on Wednesday.The DOJ has been receiving reports of fraudsters creating fake COVID-19 vaccine surveys for people to fill out with the promise of a prize or cash at the end of the survey. Instead of giving a prize, scammers are stealing money and personal information. Scam victims said they received surveys via email and text message saying they could win free prizes, like an iPad Pro, if they participate. The messages claim consumers need only pay shipping and handling fees to receive their prize — all they need to do is provide their credit card information. Needless to say, no prize is ever sent. Scammers are also stealing personally identifiable information, which increases the probability of identity theft, the DOJ stated. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Man accused of flying drone in restricted airspace over Super Bowl events February 7, 2021 Charlie Crist calls on DOJ to investigate Governor DeSantis vaccine distribution February 23, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more


U.K.’s FCA offers fund firms guidance on meeting redemptions

Posted On Jun 18 2021 by

first_img With market liquidity under pressure since the financial crisis, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published guidance on Monday on good practices for investment firms to ensure they can meet redemptions, particularly when markets are under stress. “Managing liquidity has become more challenging for fund managers since the financial crisis,” the FCA notes. “The low interest rate environment has given rise to a widespread search for yield in fixed-income securities. This has led to a greater proportion of lower-rated securities, which trade predominantly in over-the-counter (OTC) markets, and tend to offer only limited liquidity, being held in funds that offer frequent, often daily, dealing.” James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img The FCA has examined how large investment-management firms manage liquidity in their funds and the guidance aims to share the good practices that the regulator observed during the project with the rest of the investment fund industry. The FCA recommends that firms that are in the process of evaluating their liquidity management practice should focus on: whether their tools, processes and underlying assumptions are suitable for market conditions; ensuring operational preparedness; and that fund investors have full disclosure on liquidity risks and the tools available to manage those risks, such as swing pricing, deferred redemption and suspension. The FCA reports that its work uncovered some good practices among fund managers, including: processes to ensure that a fund’s dealing arrangements are appropriate for its investment strategy; regular assessments of both liquidity demands and the liquidity of portfolio positions; the use of liquidity buckets; stress testing; and independent monitoring of portfolio exposures. The FCA also stresses the importance of adequate disclosure to investors about firms’ liquidity management practices: “Investors who have a good understanding of these risks are better prepared to make sound decisions during market stresses and are less likely to heighten redemption pressures by selling their fund investments when liquidity risks are accentuated by market conditions.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more


DTCC survey ranks top risks to financial stability

Posted On Jun 18 2021 by

first_img “Cyber risk continues to intensify across all sectors of the financial ecosystem and it’s becoming increasingly clear that no area is immune to this threat,” says Michael Leibrock, chief systemic risk officer, DTCC, in a statement. “As a result, it is critical that firms prepare response plans, maintain playbooks and practice cyber-attack simulations as key components of their risk management efforts.” Geopolitical risk ranks as the number two overall risk for the coming year, the report notes, with 69% of respondents including it in their top five risks for the year ahead. This represents an all-time high, and is a jump of 17 percentage points since the last survey. The report also indicates that just over 20% of respondents view geopolitical risk as the top overall risk facing financial markets for the year ahead. Fintech risk, which was included in the survey for the first time, was cited as a “significant source of risk” by 15% of respondents, the report says. “While fintech is generally recognized as holding great promise, these results demonstrate a growing awareness of potential emerging risks, highlighting the need to evaluate both risks and rewards associated with fintech initiatives,” DTCC says in its announcement. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BMO’s latest fintech acquisition a positive, Moody’s says James Langton Cybersecurity remains the top risk to financial stability across global financial industry, according to a risk assessment report published Tuesday by U.S.-based Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC). Cyber risk was named the biggest threat by 36% of respondents to DTCC’s latest systemic risk barometer survey. Investors make tactical shifts in anticipation of volatilitycenter_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Institutional investors Factor investors remain confident despite market turmoil Related newslast_img read more


Condolence Books for Prof. Rex Nettleford Open Wednesday, Feb 10 – 15

Posted On Jun 17 2021 by

first_imgRelatedCondolence Books for Prof. Rex Nettleford Open Wednesday, Feb 10 – 15 RelatedCondolence Books for Prof. Rex Nettleford Open Wednesday, Feb 10 – 15 RelatedCondolence Books for Prof. Rex Nettleford Open Wednesday, Feb 10 – 15 Condolence Books for Prof. Rex Nettleford Open Wednesday, Feb 10 – 15 Office of the Prime MinisterFebruary 9, 2010center_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Members of the public will be able to pay their respects to the late Vice Chancellor Emeritus, Prof. the Hon Rex Nettleford, in condolence books that will be opened from Wednesday, February 10 to Monday, February 15.The books will be opened during business hours at four locations in Kingston and also at overseas missions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.The locations are: the Undercroft, UWI Mona; the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), 10-16 East Street; the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), 1A Hope Boulevard, and the Little Theatre, 4 Tom Redcam Avenue.The Prof. Rex Nettleford served all four institutions for over 30 years. He is to be accorded an official funeral by the Government. The service will be held on Tuesday, February 16 starting at 10:00 a.m. t the University Chapel at Mona in Kingston. last_img read more


Alok Sharma visits South East Asia and South Asia to build support for COP26 climate goals

Posted On Jun 16 2021 by

first_imgAlok Sharma visits South East Asia and South Asia to build support for COP26 climate goals COP26 President-Designate to travel to Viet Nam, Indonesia and Bangladesh this weekMeetings with senior leaders to focus on climate ambition, including a clean energy transition and efforts to help communities deal with the worst effects of climate change.Visit follows commitments from G7 nations to end all new finance for coal power by the end of 2021 and to increase support for countries vulnerable to climate change.The COP26 President-Designate, Alok Sharma, will travel to Viet Nam, Indonesia and Bangladesh to strengthen support for UK COP26 climate priorities ahead of hosting the crucial UN climate change summit in Glasgow this November.With less than six months to go before COP26, he will meet with leaders from government, business and civil society to press his personal priority for a move to global clean power, critical to limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C.Viet Nam, Indonesia and Bangladesh are fast growing economies with significant renewable energy potential. The visit will highlight their growing leadership and how the UK Presidency will work with countries to support workers and communities to make the transition to good green jobs.It builds on the recent Climate and Environment Ministerial meeting where, under the UK’s leadership, G7 nations agreed to end all new direct government support for international coal power, and to increase support for clean energy alternatives like solar and wind.G7 nations also agreed to work to increase the quantity of finance for climate action in order to meet the $100bn per annum target to support developing countries. Mr Sharma will discuss the needs of countries most vulnerable to climate change, to ensure they are equipped to deal with its current and damaging effects ahead of COP26.Preventing deforestation whilst ensuring development and trade is sustainable will also be high on the agenda, as COP26 looks to highlight the protection of nature and biodiversity as a key tool in limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C.Ahead of his visit, Mr Sharma said:Last week, the G7 made history with a major step forward towards consigning coal to history and moving to a decarbonised power system. But tackling the climate crisis must be a global effort, which leaves no one behind.COP26 is our best chance of safeguarding our planet for our children, building a brighter future with greener jobs and cleaner air, and keeping the 1.5C target alive.I look forward to discussing these shared priorities with friends across Viet Nam, Bangladesh and Indonesia, who will be crucial partners on the road to COP26.Notes:The UK’s COP26 Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue has also taken a significant step today in bringing together countries to commit to protecting the world’s forests and natural habitats from destruction.Indonesia has been confirmed as co-chair of the FACT Dialogue with the UK, as 23 countries endorsed a joint statement committing them to working together to protect the world’s precious forests while also promoting sustainable trade and supply chains of agricultural commodities. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Asia, Bangladesh, biodiversity, clean energy, climate change, climate crisis, commodities, environment, G7, Government, Indonesia, renewable energy, supply chain, UK, UK Government, UNlast_img read more


Jaguar might turn F-Type into electric halo model

Posted On Jun 15 2021 by

first_img RELATED TAGSJaguarCoupeLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. In 2020, you will be able to buy an all-electric Jaguar E-Type Jaguar Land Rover gets a 395-horsepower electrified straight-six for 2020Instead, the biggest difficulty could simply be packaging the powertrain, he suggests. “The main challenge remaining is the inherent raising up of a car required by the packaging of the batteries. But I see that as an interesting challenge, not an insurmountable one.”So it seems like the F-Type is here to stay as a sports car, regardless of what drivetrain is powering it. “We will always do sports cars, end of story,” Callum finished. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada advertisement Trending Videos That statement won’t sit well with petrol-lovers: the F-Type was a revival sports car meant to capture the spirit of the original E-Type, and whether it did that or not, it still served as a bright star for the brand.However, using the F-Type as a poster child for electric performance would boost the image of Jaguar as it transitions into an electric brand.The development cycle for the next generation will start soon, as the current generation will only live for three more years. Callum also offered some other comments regarding driving dynamics and range.“The dynamics we know we are strong at,” he added, “the I-Pace is already proving that electric cars can be dynamically entertaining.”“Then there’s range, but that is becoming less of an issue, and there are advances coming that should help move that on again in the next few years.”RELATED PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Jaguar F-Type The success of its I-Pace has got Jaguar rethinking the direction of the next F-Type, possibly morphing it into an electric sports car to battle the upcoming Porsche 911 EV.“We’re asking ourselves if it should be a final hurrah for the old-school sports car that we know and love, or to switch now to make our first all-electric sports car,” said design head Ian Callum, speaking to Autocar.“It’s a very difficult decision. What I will say is that the electric decision is looking more interesting with time.” Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more