Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder wrestles Steven Holloway in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWith two matches remaining, all the No. 2 Ohio State wrestling team needed in order to beat No. 1 Penn State was No. 1 197-pounder Kollin Moore to beat an unranked Nittany Lion and for senior top-ranked heavyweight Kyle Snyder to beat of No. 6 Nick Nevills. But nothing went according to plan.Moore fell to Anthony Cassar in shocking fashion, requiring Snyder to win via major decision in order for the Buckeyes to take home the victory. Though Snyder has won by major decision or a pin in each of his matches this season, he was unable to do so, beating Nevills 15-10 for a decision win. That allowed Penn State to eek by with a 19-18 victory Saturday night.Everything went right for Ohio State early in the meet. No. 4 Nathan Tomasello gave Ohio State the first win of the meet via major decision, beating 125-pounder Carson Kuhn 21-12 after trailing 8-7 following the first period. Ohio State’s No. 2 Luke Pletcher earned a 5-4 decision against Corey Keener at 133 pounds. Then, No. 11 Joey McKenna upset No. 6 Nick Lee to give the Buckeyes a 10-0 lead after the first three matches, which silenced Penn State’s crowd at Rec Hall.Penn State No. 1 149-pounder Zain Retherford and Ohio State No. 5 157-pounder Micah Jordan each earned technical fall wins. The Buckeyes held a 15-5 lead heading into intermission, but that advantage quickly began to slip away.Vincenzo Joseph, one of Penn State’s three top-ranked wrestlers who competed Saturday, dominated No. 14 Te’Shan Campbell with a 12-3 major decision victory. With the lead shrinking, Ohio State needed an upset in one of the next two matches between evenly matched competition. But neither No. 3 Bo Jordan (174 pounds) nor No. 2 Myles Martin (184 pounds) could pull the upset on No. 2 Mark Hall or No. 1 Bo Nickal, respectively.Hall hit a decisive takedown late in the third period to beat Jordan 6-4 and bring Ohio State’s lead down to three. Nickal then dominated Martin, winning with a 10-2 major decision, which gave the Nittany Lions their first lead of the night.Snyder and Moore, both ranked No. 1 in their respective weight classes, could not regain the lead for Ohio State. Following Moore’s loss to Anthony Cassar, if Snyder won with a major decision, the Buckeyes would have won the match since they owned the tiebreaker. But on their home mats, the Nittany Lions did exactly what they needed to do to clinch the victory and extend their dual meet win streak to 43.Ohio State will attempt to bounce back from its first loss with a meet against No. 4 Michigan at 6 p.m. Feb. 11.
Advised His Excellency the Governor to approve an Immigration and Labour Protocol between TCIG and the Desarollos Hotelco TCI Ltd in relation to the development of a luxury branded hotel at Grace Bay on Providenciales; Received a report from the Hon. Minister of Finance, regarding the management of government accounts.Further information on these matters will be provided by Ministers in due course. Header: File photo Received a presentation by the Hon. Attorney General on a bill to amend the Firearms Ordinance which would be finalised for referral to the House of Assembly; Received a presentation by the Hon. Minister for Tourism, Environment, Culture, Heritage and Gaming on a proposed draft Gaming Control Bill. Cabinet sought clarification on certain aspects of the draft Bill and agreed that that draft Bill should be put out to public consultation following which it would be returned to Cabinet for further consideration; Approved the Alternative Education Policy paper as the official document to govern alternative education for students in TCI who are deemed “at risk” or who have behavioural difficulties subject to the provision of resources to implement the policy; Welcomed the news from the Hon. Minister of Finance, that banking services would resume on South Caicos once certain matters were addressed; Rejected a submission by Charisma University to use the Accreditation Commission for Colleges on Medicine (ACCM) to conduct the accreditation of the Charisma School of Medicine in TCI and endorsed the established procedure to be followed for licensing and accreditation of medical schools in TCI; Noted the recommendations of the Procurement Board to award a contract in line with the Public Procurement Ordinance 2012 as follows – TR17/10 Police vehicles; TR17/13 K9 vehicle for the police; TR17/20 Electronic teaching aids and software; TR17/27 Fencing project, South Dock, Providenciales; Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Approved a proposal for a peppercorn lease agreement for ROM Group, Higgs Plaza, to provide free temporary accommodation for three months for the Bottle Creek Clinic on North Caicos whose original property was severely damaged following Hurricane Irma; Noted the financial performance of the TCI Government for the period October – December 2017 as reported by the Accountant General in the 3rdQuarter Financial Report 2017/18 submitted in accordance with Section 36 of the Public Finance Management Ordinance 2012; Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 3, 2018 – Providenciales – His Excellency the Governor, Dr John Freeman, chaired the meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday, 31 January 2018, at the Hon. Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales. All Ministers were present.At this meeting Cabinet:Received a presentation on the review of the statutory bodies by Mr Stephen Turnbull. Cabinet agreed to consider and review the recommendations in Mr Turnbull’s consolidated report at its next meeting; Noted additional international awards that have been granted to students who were initially denied scholarships due to insufficient funding being available but who are now eligible for awards following additional funds being identified; Approved amending the Community College Ordinance to enable the granting of Bachelor Degrees by the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College; Received an up-date by the Hon. Minister of Health, Agriculture, Sport and Human Services on progress to recruit a Chief Executive Officer and a Chief Financial Officer of the National Health Insurance Board (NHIB). Cabinet discussed the continuing problems at the NHIB and called for a paper in advance of the next meeting of Cabinet setting out options to address the management of the NHIB; Advised His Excellency the Governor to grant a licence, subject to certain conditions being met, to Digicel (Turks and Caicos) Limited to install underground telecommunications fibre optic network cables along sections of road reserves in Providenciales and Grand Turk to enable the company to repair and improve its telecommunications infrastructure in TCI following damage caused by September’s hurricanes; Her Excellency the Deputy Governor informed Cabinet of the process and deadlines for ITTs and tenders to be submitted by departments. She further up-dated Cabinet on recent public service appointments and the latest job recruitments that are underway. The Deputy Governor also raised the critical situation of public service buildings which were badly damaged during the September hurricanes and which remain unsuitable for continued public service operations. The Deputy Governor undertook to circulate to Cabinet a list of government departments affected and that had been displaced as a result of the hurricanes; Received an information paper from the Hon. Minister of Finance, Investment and Trade updating Cabinet on progress on the Vision 2040 Document and the Medium Term Development Strategy project; Related Items:
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego Padres FacebookTwitter MTS increases trolley service for Padres Opening Day March 29, 2018 Posted: March 29, 2018 Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Metropolitan Transit System plans to boost trolley service Thursday for opening day of the San Diego Padres’ 2018 season.First pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers at downtown East Village’s Petco Park is set for 1:10 p.m., and the trolley’s three lines — green, blue and orange — will run every 15 minutes for most of the day, with direct service to Petco Park. Service will increase on some lines in the hours before and after the game.MTS’ Green Line trolley service will increase to every 7 1/2 minutes starting around 11:20 a.m. After the game, trolleys will run every 15 minutes, with additional trains as needed.MTS is urging riders to park at SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley, where 5,000 free parking spots will be available, and then to ride the Green Line to the game.The Blue Line, which runs between downtown and the South Bay, will run trolleys every 7 1/2 minutes before the game, starting around 11:45 a.m., and at the same interval after the game.The Orange Line will run trolleys every 15 minutes throughout the day.Passes good for the entire day can be purchased for $5, and MTS urged riders to use its Compass Cloud mobile-ticketing smart phone app to avoid ticket lines and purchase several tickets at one time.MTS also offers 22 bus routes with stops in downtown, including Rapid 215, with service from SDSU to downtown, and Rapid 235, with service from Escondido to downtown. Ed Lenderman,
30May House panel advances Rep. Cole’s ‘right to carry’ legislation Categories: Cole News State Rep. Triston Cole speaks before the House Judiciary Committee in support of his legislation to enable law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit.State Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation enabling law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit was approved today by the House Judiciary Committee.Cole’s legislation, House Bill 4419, is part of a four-bill package that gives people back their fundamental right to bear arms and ensures that law-abiding citizens do not have additional burdens placed on them for carrying a pistol for their personal protection.“The current law already allows law-abiding citizens to carry openly without getting a license. People who are legally allowed to possess a pistol shouldn’t be taxed to conceal it under a coat,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “The only change under these bills is that those same honest people would be allowed to conceal their gun under a piece of clothing.”Cole stressed that the legislation would not give criminals more access to pistols.“This legislation does not remove the requirement that a person get a background check to purchase a handgun,” he said. “In addition, any person prohibited from purchasing a firearm under state or federal law would not be allowed to carry. They’re not allowed to possess, so they wouldn’t be allowed to carry under these bills.”Under the plan, the current CPL permitting structure will remain in place to allow Michigan residents an option to obtain a CPL to continue to carry and receive reciprocity in states that recognize Michigan’s permit. A CPL will also be necessary for people to carry openly in certain restricted zones.House Bills 4416-19 now move to the full House for consideration.###
When Kerry Lutz turned off the recorder after interviewing me for the Financial Survival Network, we started talking about a common challenge we both face: getting an entire generation to wake up and see that we have a real problem. Most seniors and savers readily admit that interest rates are terrible and don’t keep up with inflation, yet – even with the terrible squeeze this puts on their pocketbooks – Kerry and I know of too many people who think their nest egg will manage itself. After working a lifetime to build up their portfolios, many retirees are looking for a “set it and forget it” type of investment that no longer exists. What would happen if I shared this attitude? On a recent morning walk I found myself imagining what it would really mean if high inflation or sloppy investing were to wipe out our life savings. Personally, worrying about having to live off the government or looking to our children for help would not be the worst of it. There’s a bigger issue at stake, one most folks of my generation would likely agree with me on. Colette Dowling wrote a book in the 1980s called The Cinderella Complex, and in the early chapters she addresses how my generation was raised. She contends that boys, from the moment of birth, were raised to be independent, citing that boy babies were frequently left to cry much longer than their girl counterparts in newborn nurseries. For most of us, family roles reinforced the message that men were in charge. Dad drove the family car, Dad sat at the head of the table, Dad was the primary breadwinner, and on most things Dad had the final word. Gender politics aside, I still remember how good it felt to grow into being an independent young man. I recall the excitement of getting my driver’s license (something no retiree wants to lose), my first car, and all the other symbols of my increasing independence. As I got on the train to leave for boot camp at age 18, my dad remarked that I would be a man the next time he saw me. Step by step, I became an independent adult. It wasn’t until my 30s that someone finally addressed me as “Mr. Miller,” and it shocked me even then. It’s funny how friends my age call me “Denny,” but with each passing year more folks call me “Mr. Miller.” That’s just the way life is. Somewhere in the mid-1960s, the woman’s movement really picked up. I always thought bra burning and protests obscured the real message: women also have a right to independence and the same financial opportunities as men. That’s certainly a position I agree with. When I was contemplating marrying for the second time, my future wife Jo and I decided to visit a marriage counselor. Our counselor emphasized to both of us that the best marriages consist of two adults who can thrive – both emotionally and financially – on their own. That way, both partners know they are together because they choose to be, not because one is totally dependent on the other. Twenty-five years later, Jo and I wholeheartedly agree with that idea. As I continued to daydream on my morning walk, I realized that being a ward of the state or having to ask my children for help is not what motivates me to do everything I possibly can to protect my portfolio. I spent the better part of 73 years working hard, building a nest egg, and enjoying life. I’ve been the captain of my own ship, with a first mate who is not shy about speaking her mind, and I want to keep it that way. That is what pushes me to protect what Jo and I worked so hard to build. Shortly after my interview with Kerry, I received an email from one of my ROMEO (“Retired Old Men Eating Out”) buddies, Carmen. It was a link to a beautiful rendition of Frank Sinatra’s My Way by André Rieu. I encourage everyone to click on the link, enjoy the song, and take note of the man shown at the 1:48 and 2:29 marks. He reacted to the song just as my ROMEO brothers and I did. As I watched that video, I realized just what outliving my money would mean to me. It would strip me of my self-image, rob me of my dignity, and I would feel shame beyond anything I can imagine. It reminded me of how fitting Kerry’s name for his site is: “Financial Survival Network.” Seniors are not only fighting for financial survival, we are also fighting for emotional survival. Jo and I have discussed what living off the government – our worst-case scenario – would actually look like. Our life would be limited to Social Security checks and food stamps – not what I would call enjoying our golden years. But then Jo reminded me that it could get even worse than that. Twenty-five years ago, her father had Parkinson’s disease and was in a nursing home. We were paying full price for his care, and as the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” Jo’s father usually had his own room, but occasionally he had a temporary roommate. There was always a whisper that the person in the bed next to him was penniless, and the government had required the nursing home to accept him because it had an opening. Now I’m sure the staff would deny this, but there were obviously two levels of care: the kind you pay for and the kind healthcare workers are forced to give. I will never forget one sad event where his roommate messed his diaper; it smelled so bad we had to track down a nurse to help change it. It doesn’t get much more degrading than that. Eventually, these down-on-their-luck roommates would be rolled into another room with a similarly situated patient, and Grandpa would have his private room back, along with full control of the television clicker. In almost all of these cases, the patient did have family somewhere in the country, but they never visited. We would often bring them a snack, a piece of birthday cake or something, and they would thank us with tears in their eyes. The old proverb, “There but by the grace of God, go I” sums up how this all made me feel. I hoped that I wouldn’t end up in the same situation at the end of the line. Even though Social Security doesn’t come close to keeping up with inflation and our cost of living is rising, I’ll be damned if I am going to give up. If you’re reading this, you probably have the same attitude. I’m lucky to have the backing of a great research team; together, we do whatever it takes to find the right investment opportunities for our Money Forever subscribers. If you haven’t taken advantage of our no-risk, 90-day trial subscription already, I invite you to take it for a spin. Look over the recommendations in the Money Forever portfolio; if you decide it’s not for you, just call or email within 90 days to receive a full refund. We all need to make sure our nest eggs outlive us. Learning and sharing with my peers is the fun part of my job, and I’m confident our team can help you make your money last. The alternative certainly stinks! As long as I am using music to make a point, I will share one more with you. When my day finally comes, I don’t want to die humiliated as they play Boulevard of Broken Dreams. I’d much prefer to have a smile on my face as they all sing the lyrics to Dad’s favorite song: “I did it my way.”On the Lighter Side I don’t remember the last time we watched a NASCAR race, but we sure tuned in last Sunday. What a finish it turned out to be! Danica Patrick slid from third to eighth place at the end, finishing less than a full second behind the winner. Our generation has witnessed many women be the first to accomplish a lot of things: first female astronaut, first woman to fly in an air combat mission, first female racecar driver, and first female sideline reporter at football game, to name of few. Personally, I think this is wonderful as long as they are like Danica and earn it. Good for them! And speaking of driving, I was quite pleased to renew my driver’s license this week. I passed all the necessary tests, and I’m good to go for the next eight years. And finally… I mentioned my friend Carmen earlier in this article. He sent along his travel plans for the year, and I thought our readers might enjoy them. I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my children, friends, family, and work. I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m not too much on physical activity anymore. I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often. I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I’m getting older. One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get! And finally, one place I don’t want to be is in Continent. I hear it is no fun. Until next week…
In This Issue. * Dollar continues to fall * German and French leaders join to push for Greek solution * Australia and Japan to join the new Asian bank backed by China * Gold stays on track for weekly gain And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Dollar continues to move lower… I’ll let Frank start us off as he has throughout this week, so here’s Frank: San Carlos de Bariloche – I have always been a sucker for the mountains. No real idea why. Is it a genetic trait or family meme? Is it the beauty somehow connecting with another part of the brain. Don’t know but I do like them. Up here in Argentina’s “Little Switzerland” it’s pretty remarkable. Vistas of epic proportion. Glacier fed lakes show mystical blue. Odd trees to my eyes and the howling wind off the Andes in the afternoon. I had time for a pretty decent hike with excellent views and now the evening is setting in. Friday morning I’ll meet with a group traveling through directed by Barb Perriello of Opportunity Travel. I wrote about this trip in a January Pfennig and now here they are arriving tonight. I suspect we’ll chat about the wild swings in the markets . . . if only the markets had patience . . . still. It seems to me that a one word change in a Fed statement creating all that trouble this week is an indicator of it’s own. Are we all so outlandishly ill informed about the status of the economy that 10,000 economists worldwide need a periodic statement from a government official to generate a thought? We do note that the character of the Tech Bubble, the Real Estate Bubble, and the Credit Disaster were never included in any forward looking statement by the then currently sitting predecessors of Ms. Yellen. In fact in all three cases her colleagues forecast clear sailing ahead. When the current language borders on hesitant from an institution with a track record of calling crashes wrong how does that make you feel? Thanks Frank. He is really great at weaving a story which ends up depositing us back to the day’s markets, don’t you think? As Frank suggests, investors across the globe continue to focus on this week’s FOMC statement and in spite of the drop of the word patience most of the markets are interpreting Yellen’s statement as being dovish. This was a classic case of ‘buy the rumor and sell the fact’ when it comes to the currency markets as most currency traders had piled on US$ longs in anticipation of the dropping of ‘patience’ from the statement but then Yellen threw them all a curve ball with her dovish words and these investors immediately reversed these long dollar positions. While the moves weren’t quite as dramatic as the previous day, Thursday continued to see the dollar move lower across most of the currency markets. Mike sent me a note this morning summarizing some of the data we got yesterday morning, so I’ll share his thoughts with you now: The action in the currency market was hot yesterday, but it wasn’t because of the economic reports. As I mentioned yesterday, it was going to be fairly uneventful in the data world once we saw the conclusion of the Fed meeting on Wednesday. With that said, Thursday brought us the usual weekly jobs numbers, which showed little change by rising a bit to 291k from the previous reading of 290k. We also saw continuing claims edge slightly lower and, in the end, the labor market continues to show resolve. The Philly Fed index came in lower than expected and fell in line with the lower New York area manufacturing gauge, both of which suggest the stronger dollar environment is impacting this sector. Leading indicators increased for a second month but weakness in the industrial sector and lower business investment are areas of concern. We have nothing out today so commentary from Fed members will look to guide the market as we head into the weekend. Looking ahead to next week, its shaping up to be a tame data week as February CPI, housing, and durable goods pretty much takes care of it. Today we really don’t have any US data to drive the markets so it looks like the dollar bears will continue to wake up from their winter nap. The dollar index is down .88% this morning with the best performing currencies being the unusual combination of the South African rand and Polish Zloty, both of which are up over 1% vs. the US$. The Euro, Swiss Franc and Mexican Peso round out the top 5 currencies this morning with increases of .8% vs. the dollar overnight. But as I mentioned earlier, just about all of the currencies we follow are up vs. the dollar with the only two exceptions being the Russian ruble and Japanese yen. Even though the dollar is continuing to pull back overall, it has actually steadied a bit vs. the Euro which spiked up to a high of 1.1062 yesterday. In news coming out of Europe last night Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was told by EU leaders that he needs to come up with a more concrete plan for reform before further talks about Greek debt relief will be held. Both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande suggested that time is running out for Greece. The leaders of Europe’s two largest economies seem to be joining together to try and force a restart for the Greek bailout negotiations. The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – a multinational development bank backed by China received the good news yesterday that both Australia and Japan are willing to join up. The Australian National Security Committee approved a proposal for Australia to join the AIIB overnight, which clears the way for Australia’s Cabinet to formally approve the participation early next week. Japan has already indicated a willingness to join the bank which will be another alternative to the World Bank in lending to Asian countries looking to borrow for infrastructure projects. Just another indication of China flexing their financial muscles which they have been building over the past several years. The precious metals held on to their gains and look on track to book their biggest weekly jump since January. Gold prices hit a four month low earlier this week but had a strong rally following the FOMC announcement and is holding near two week highs. The Chinese buying in the physical markets is one of the items supporting prices at these levels according to a news report I read on Reuters this morning. The FOMC meeting also got the ‘paper traders’ back into the markets as the largest gold ETF SPDR Gold Shares saw its first inflows since the end of February on the heels of the Fed meeting. Currencies today 3/20/15. American Style: A$ .7681, kiwi .7454, C$ .7862, euro 1.0723, sterling 1.48, Swiss $ 1.0166. European Style: rand 12.212, krone 8.1079, SEK 8.6701, forint 283.32, zloty 3.8520, koruna 25.608, RUB 60.545, yen 120.94, sing 1.3874, HKD 7.7594, INR 62.395, China 6.1496, pesos 15.202, BRL 3.3038, Dollar Index 98.659, Oil $43.89, 10-year 1.95%, Silver $16.14, Platinum $1,123.95, Palladium $768.50, and Gold. $1,171.46 That does it for the week, hope everyone has a great day and a wonderful weekend! I know I will. Chris Gaffney, CFA President EverBank World Markets