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OMFG! ‘Meryl F**king Streep’ Drops In to Wish Outside Mullingar Star Debra Messing Good Luck

OMFG! ‘Meryl F**king Streep’ Drops In to Wish Outside Mullingar Star Debra Messing Good Luck

first_img Star Files Debra Messing Related Shows View Comments Emmy winner Debra Messing said it best: “MERYL F**KING STREEP.” I mean, honestly, what else is there to say? Here’s how the story goes… Messing, who is making her Broadway debut in John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, was in her dressing room one fine evening when a very special guest—wait, I’m sorry—the specialest of special guests stopped by to congratulate the star. Naturally, Messing freaked the freak out and did the world a favor by taking a photo of her and the one-and-only Goddess of Modern Cinema. Streep, who just received a record-breaking 18th Oscar nod for her role as Violet Weston in the film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County, looks downright chic in her glittery pashmina. Also, Messing looks appropriately ecstatic next to her, beaming, quite possibly, the biggest smile we’ve ever seen. She even hashtagged her photo with #dead and #cantspeak. We get it, Debs. Believe us, we get it. First of all, these two need to star in something together ASAP. Then, you all need to take after Queen Meryl and go check out Debra Messing, opposite Tony winner Brían F. O’Byrne, in Outside Mullingar, opening January 23 at the Friedman Theatre. Outside Mullingar Show Closed This production ended its run on March 16, 2014last_img read more

Fridays on the Fly: How the EPA is Threatening Clean Water Fisheries

Fridays on the Fly: How the EPA is Threatening Clean Water Fisheries

first_imgEarly on his tenure, Trump-appointed EPA head Scott Pruitt began advancing an anti-environmental agenda that would, among other things, withhold critical safeguards from the nation’s headwater streams and wetlands.Since then, he has targeted clean water by trying to dismantle an Obama-era statute known as the Clean Water Rule or the Waters of the United States Rule. This rule, which Pruitt’s EPA is seeking to rescind, ensures the protection of 60 percent of U.S. stream miles and 20 million acres of its wetlands.Not only would a move to rescind it have detrimental effects on the vitality of America’s commercial and recreational fisheries, but it could put the drinking water of as many as 1 in 3 Americans directly at risk.“Almost certainly, some water bodies will face increased pollution under a narrower federal Clean Water Rule,” Daniel Esty, professor of environmental law and policy at Yale Law School, told the Scientific American back in February when Donald Trump placed the law under review. “It would leave some critical water resources less protected.”Critics like Esty have argued that the Trump Administration’s reasoning for attempting to withdraw the Clean Water Rule is based on a fundamentally flawed economic analysis that hinges on outdated recession-era statistics and an assumption that protected headwaters and wetlands provide no economic benefit to the American economy. The latter conclusion is particularly hard to stomach when you consider that the outdoor recreation economy contributes some $887 billion in annual consumer spending.If you value the clean water in your favorite rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands, there is still time to make your voice heard. The EPA is required to accept public comment until August 28, 2017. You can comment using this handy form from the folks at Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Don’t forget to leave a personalized message about the ways in which pollution would damage the fishing holes you love.last_img read more

Did the card act make it harder for millennials to open credit cards?

Did the card act make it harder for millennials to open credit cards?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A recent CNN Money article, Millennials aren’t opening credit cards. That’s a mistake, caught my eye.   While the article does talk about the benefits for Millennials to open a credit card such as building a credit score, earning rewards, and fraud protection, it also mentions that the Card Act made it harder for Millennials to open credit cards.  The Card Act didn’t make it harder for Millennials (or other generations) to open credit cards, issuers did by their interpretation of the Card Act requirement of “proof of ability to pay”.Prior to the Card Act, it was not the intent of an issuer to recklessly open credit card accounts with individuals who didn’t have the financial means to repay the debt they may carry on a credit card.  This type of underwriting would only lead to delinquencies and charge-offs. However, some issuers may have been more aggressive than others with their risk models prior to the Card Act, but in the end, it’s about acquiring profitable accounts and the risk an issuer will take in order to acquire the account. Issuers who are now requiring a copy of a pay stub to establish proof of ability to pay are over interpreting the Card Act language. Nowhere in the Card Act does it define what proof of ability to pay is, leaving it up to issuers to define and for their examiners to accept.“Consumer protection laws passed after the crisis also contribute to the generational gap. The Card Act of 2009 makes it harder for Millennials to qualify for a credit card unless they can prove they have enough income to pay it back”. Source: CNN Money continue reading »last_img read more

Church fills coffers

Church fills coffers

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Nordic duo invests in World Bank’s €1bn COVID 19-linked bond issue

Nordic duo invests in World Bank’s €1bn COVID 19-linked bond issue

first_imgNordic pension funds PKA and Folksam have invested in a new SEK11.5bn (€1bn) 2022 issue of Swedish krona-denominated sustainable development bonds from the World Bank, some of whose proceeds will be used to fight the coronavirus pandemic in developing countries.Denmark’s PKA said it was the first investor to sign up, investing SEK4bn, with Swedish pension and insurance group Folksam also putting money into the issue.The World Bank said the bond was aimed at raising awareness about its health programme – in particular how it was working with member countries to back efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to the rapid spread of COVID-19.Ylva Wessén, Folksam group chief executive officer, said: “It feels very good to be able to make an investment that supports sustainable development projects including the fight against the negative consequences of the pandemic given our vision that our customers should feel secure in a sustainable world.” The World Bank – which comprises the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association – said Swedish bank SEB was the sole lead manager for the transaction, which was the largest priced by any sovereign, supranational and agency (SSA) issuer to date in Swedish krona.Michael Nellemann Pedersen, PKA’s chief investment officer, said: “As a pension fund with members mainly working in social services and health care, we appreciate the opportunity to combine a good risk-adjusted return with a possibility to contribute to sustainable development including healthcare in developing countries.”The DKK330bn (€44bn) labour-market pensions firm said that though the bond was not created as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, its proceeds would now largely go towards preventing and responding to the rapid spread of the disease, in countries including India, Peru and Paraguay.Nellemann Pedersen said: “Right now we see how important a strong health system is for a well-functioning society.“Half of the world’s population does not have access to very basic healthcare, and we know that poor countries with weak health systems are hit extra hard by disease outbreaks and epidemics,” he added.The World Bank said every year about a billion people faced financial problems trying to afford healthcare, with 90 million pushed into extreme poverty. These investments would go to projects including those aimed at providing universal and inexpensive healthcare, it said.The bank said the bond issue attracted investors from Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe and that asset managers, pension funds, and insurance funds made up 91.3% of investors.The security carries an annual coupon of 0.250% and a yield of 0.259%, has a settlement date of today and matures on 23 December 2022.last_img read more

David E. Richmond: In 40 years of terminal care I’ve never seen unmanageable suffering

David E. Richmond: In 40 years of terminal care I’ve never seen unmanageable suffering

first_imgNZ Herald 16 January 2018Family First Comment: Well said Dr Richmond! A must-read. Make a submission against euthanasia – www.protect.org.nz• David E. Richmond is professor emeritus of geriatric medicine at the University of Auckland.Dr Havill’s opinion piece in last Tuesday’s Herald is a fine example of the genre of emotionalism he rails against in those who oppose his attempts to convince the public that legalised euthanasia is the holy grail of medicine.Unfortunately he has not been able to save himself from the mire of emotionalism and exaggeration he criticises so keenly in others. He complains his opponents “typically resort to emotive misleading language”.Excuse me, but how are we to define statements he makes such as, “People die cruel, agonisingly painful deaths…every day”. “Many suffer horribly for days….weeks… while others linger at death’s door for months….years”. “Terrible tales of family members…dying in conditions that would provoke criminal charges”. “Relatives sitting “at the bedside hoping that death will…quickly end their misery”, as anything but blatant attempts to milk the emotions of his readers?In more than 40 years of medical practice as a physician, geriatrician and terminal care manager, I cared for many dying people. My testimony is that I have never seen a person dying with unmanageable suffering.If Dr Havill’s statements are to be taken at face value and not merely as rhetoric, one can only wonder what steps the senior clinicians such as he were taking to upgrade the skill levels of the palliative care staff to whom he is referring. Or wonder how long in the past these events took place. We cannot judge the effectiveness of today’s palliative care by comparing it with what was available even just 10 years ago.He complains that Herald commentator Dr Paul Moon made some “bizarre assertions” in “linking the state’s long-gone death penalty….. with the End of Life Choice Bill currently before Parliament” and that this has done a “disservice” to “serious debate on the issue”.Dr Moon raised two important issues that ought to be debated. He wondered to what extent the sense of the community in the 1960s, that the execution of one innocent was one too many, remains today.The link with euthanasia is perfectly clear. Even with the best of equipment and testing, inaccurate diagnoses and prognoses are surprisingly common. People have already died and many more will do likewise because of mistakes in the euthanasia procedures including diagnosis. Yet Dr Havill seems not at all perturbed about the lives wasted and the freedom lost in pursuit of the holy grail. Is that not worthy of public reflection?Secondly, Dr Moon raised the issue of possible psychological damage experienced by doctors who perform euthanasia. There is no need to speculate on it: there are now many accounts of the mental trauma induced at the first such killing.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11975310Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Stolen vehicle linked to fatal shooting in Portsmouth

Stolen vehicle linked to fatal shooting in Portsmouth

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Stolen vehicle linked to fatal shooting in Portsmouth by: – December 28, 2011 45 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Crime scene. Photo credit: Facebook.A vehicle belonging to a Pottersville resident, Roseau which was reported as stolen on Tuesday 27th December, 2011 is “believed to be linked” to the fatal shooting of a twenty-two year old from Portsmouth.According to an eyewitness report the incident occurred very quickly and seemed like a movie scene.“I saw the jeep coming, then it just stopped and I saw a masked man get out of the vehicle and just shoot “Boyee”. Boyee was sitting on the roadside. Then the man just jump in the ride and drove off” like a serious action movie scene.”The Police Department through its Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sergeant Kenth Matthew is reporting that a green Toyota Rav4 which was reported stolen on Monday 26th December, 2011 is linked to the fatal shooting incident which occurred on Harbor Lane in Portsmouth on Tuesday afternoon. “At 8:30am on Tuesday December 27th, 2011 Kerry George a male adult of #63 Steber Street, Pottersville reported at the Roseau Police Station that his green Toyota Rav4 registration number TJ509 was stolen outside of his home between 10:00pm on Monday 26th December, 2011 and 8:00 on Tuesday 27th, 2011.”According to the PRO, the missing vehicle which is believed to be connected to the shooting incident was recovered in Chance, Portsmouth that same afternoon.“In related news, at 3pm on Tuesday 27th December, 2011 Tyson Thomas also known as Boyee a twenty-two year old man of Zicak, Portsmouth was fatally shot on Harbor Lane in Portsmouth near the Dowasco office by a person or persons who are not yet identified. Soon after this incident the police found an abandoned green Toyota Rav4 registration number TJ509 at Chance in Portsmouth. It is believed that this vehicle is connected to the shooting.”Police investigations into both matters continue and the body of deceased Tyson “Boyee” Thomas is secured at the Princess Margaret Hospital Morgue.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

KOICA releases initial fund for Concepcion port rehab

KOICA releases initial fund for Concepcion port rehab

first_imgTheUnited Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) finalized the schematicdesign for the port’s rehabilitation. ILOILO – The Korea InternationalCooperation Agency (KOICA) has downloaded to the Iloilo provincial governmentthe first tranche of the US$3-million fund for the rehabilitation of theConcepcion fish port. Construction is expected to commencenext month and will be completed in one year and a half. The provincial government willundertake the procurement and construction. * construction of new wet market andcauseway The port’s schematic design wasdeveloped after hearing around 300 comments, suggestions and concerns fromvarious sectors that would directly benefit from the project. The owners ofrestaurants were more concerned about their future business. For the fishermen,it was the capacity of the port to dock more boats than before.  (LHC,Capitol News/PN) The municipal government will provideutilities such as power, water, sewerage, and drainage and will also bear thecosts of resettlement of affected residents. In a long run, the infrastructureshould contribute to attaining inclusive growth that meets present and futureneeds towards sustainable fishery, raised the level of productivity, increasedhousehold income and local government unit revenues. Concepcion’s Mayor Raul Banias saidprocurement will start as soon as the Provincial Engineering Office finishedthe backup computation. The port was ravaged by super typhoon“Yolanda” in November 2013. Once completed, the new fish port isexpected to provide adequate, quality and safe berthing of fishing vessels andimprove the access to basic fish port services.center_img * reclamation of a new fish portcomplex with total pavement area of 6,500 square meters The Northern Iloilo Fishery Rehabilitationand Development Project is an official development assistance (ODA) projectfunded by a grant from the Republic of Korea through KOICA. The rehabilitation would include thefollowing: The fish port is also envisioned tomake more efficient the fishery trading operations in Concepcion. * conversion of the existing wetmarket into a passenger terminal * improvement of restaurants/stalls It aims to boost economic growth andimprove the living conditions of fisherfolks by providing disaster resilientinfrastructure facilities and promoting sustainable fishery developmentactivities. An amount of US$1 million wastransferred to the province’s trust account recently following the signing ofthe memorandum of agreement by KOICA, Iloilo provincial government, andmunicipal government of Concepcion. The project’s major components includesite development, administration building, fish market, fish market publictoilet, causeway, and rockwall revetment. last_img read more

Klopp berates Liverpool bench for celebrating Chelsea’s red card

Klopp berates Liverpool bench for celebrating Chelsea’s red card

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised his players for celebrating Andreas Christensen’s red card. Chelsea defender Christensen was dismissed just before half time for hauling down Sadio Mane. Although he was initially given a yellow card, Christensen was sent off after referee Paul Tierney consulted the pitchside monitor. Some of the players on the Liverpool bench were jubilant at the decision as they clapped and cheered, but Klopp didn’t take kindly to their actions. The Liverpool and Chelsea managers continue to downplay a growing rivalry between the pair. Chelsea’s Christensen was dismissed after Paul Tierney consulted his pitchside monitor As reported by Julien Laurens, Klopp turned around from the touchline and shouted: ‘Are you crazy? We never ever do that, ok?’. Although the dismissal of Christensen was a major positive for Liverpool after an intense tactical battle in the first half, Klopp was eager not to celebrate the decision.Advertisement Klopp was determined to ensure that his Liverpool team remained fully focused during the clash at Stamford Bridge. Asked about the incident after the game, the German coach said: ‘It was not one of my subs but another member of staff and I told him already what I think about it and he’s good with that. Christensen was initially booked for hauling down Sadio Mane but was then sent off Read Also: Ronaldo nets as Pirlo wins first match in charge of Juventus ‘But in the moment that’s something I don’t want to see.’ Liverpool took full advantage of their numerical superiority, with Sadio Mane scoring a brace in the second half. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?center_img Loading… last_img read more

Beverly A. Tebbe, 86, Brookville

Beverly A. Tebbe, 86, Brookville

first_imgBeverly Ann (Sherwood) Tebbe, age 86, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday night, May 11, 2020 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville, Indiana.Born November 18, 1933, in Brookville, Indiana she was the only daughter of the late Everette E. & Marie (Hertel) Sherwood.   On August 8, 1952 she became the wife of Melvin A. Tebbe, and he preceded her in death on May 20, 2006.A homemaker, she had also worked in the office at the former Fry Roofing, and been a legal secretary to Virgil McCarty.  In her leisure time she enjoyed flower gardening, was an avid reader; and enjoyed playing cards.  She loved her neighbors and friends, and had great passion for her family & grandchildren.Survivors include a daughter, Debra (Timothy) Beck of Morrow, Ohio; three sons, Jeffrey M. (Janet Moster) Tebbe, Brian K. (Lori Stang) Tebbe both of Brookville, Indiana and Scott M. (Susan Bone) Tebbe of Rushville, Indiana; 11 Grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; as well as a brother, Bruce Shearwood of Indianapolis, Indiana.In addition to her parents, and husband, Melvin, she was preceded in death by a brother, Rodney Sherwood.Services will be private with burial in Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery in Cedar Grove, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Public Library or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Tebbe family, everyone is encouraged to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family via www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more