MILAN — The European carmakers’ association says new passenger car sales in the region dropped by 4.6 per cent in January, weighed down by big declines in Spain and Italy.Despite the drop, the association said Friday that the 1.2 million cars sold last month in the European Union marked the second-best January since 2009. It compared with 1.25 million a year earlier.German manufacturer Volkswagen registered a 6.5 per cent decline in sales, but maintained its dominant 24-per cent market share. Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles saw sales decline 15 per cent.French carmakers PSA and Renault limited their drops to 2 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively. Luxury carmaker Daimler saw sales drop 1.3 per cent while BMW slid by 2.7 per cent.Demand dropped off by 7.5 per cent in Italy and 8 per cent in Spain.The Associated Press
Accordingly, Army deserters who have so far failed to report to their respective Regimental Headquarters can make use of this extension and receive their discharge before 17th May 2019 by 6.00 p.m.Earlier, the General Amnesty period was effective from 22nd April 2019 to 10th May 2019. (Colombo Gazette) The General Amnesty period declared for Army deserters to receive their legal discharge has been extended by the Army Headquarters by another week.The Army media unit said that the legal discharge has been extended considering the need for more soldiers to receive their discharge.
by The Canadian Press Posted May 2, 2012 5:13 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,230.12, down 102.66 points):Westaim Corp. (TSX:WED). Investment firm. Up five cents, or 7.35 per cent, at 73 cents on 39,443,504 shares.Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Up seven cents, or 3.98 per cent, at $1.83 on 6,439,170 shares.Aura Minerals Inc. (TSX:ORA). Miner. Up two cents, or 2.82 per cent, at 73 cents on 5,347,809 shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 68 cents, or 3.19 per cent, at $20.16 on 4,623,449 shares.Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT). Grain-handler. Down two cents, or 0.13 per cent, at $15.90 on 4,164,650 shares.HSE Integrated Ltd. (TSX:HSL). Health and safety. Up one cent, or 0.57 per cent, at $1.77 on 4,156,406 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,431.44, down 0.24 of a point):Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. (TSXV:TRR). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.3 per cent, at $3.29 on 6,730,626 shares.US Oil Sands Inc. (TSXV:USO). Oil and gas. Down 0.5 cents, or 2.78 per cent, at 17.5 cents on 5,068,149 shares.Companies reporting major news:Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO). Oil and gas. Down four cents, or 0.09 per cent, at $45.93 on 423,113 shares. Imperial is looking at jumping on the West Coast LNG bandwagon so that the gas it produces in northeastern B.C. can fetch a higher price in Asia than it would in North America, the company’s CEO said Wednesday.Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Telecommunications. Up eight cents, or 0.14 per cent, at $59.06 on 285,144 shares. Telus has filed a complaint with the B.C. securities regulator about a New York hedge fund’s opposition to the telecom company’s plan to have one class of common shares. Telus has asked the British Columbia Securities Commission to require Mason Capital Management to issue a press release to provide more information on why it acquired a large voting position in the telecom company. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets
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So, you’re looking to boost interest in a nice piece of hardware that’s been overlooked because of a competitor’s product? Just cut its price by 60%, like RIM has done with the BlackBerry PlayBook. Still not satisfied with the results? Why not get the people who work for you to help evangelize the darn thing and get as many out into the wild as you can.That’s got to be what RIM is thinking, dangling $99 PlayBook tablets to its employees just in time for the biggest gift-giving season of the year. Pick up a slate for your mom and dad, the kids, or even your co-workers for the big staff holiday party.At half the price they’re selling for to the general public, RIM is no doubt going to sell plenty of PlayBooks to its employees — many of whom are probably now banging their heads on their desks for having bought one earlier this year.It’s yet another HP-copycat move. Just recently, HP announced that it had one final batch of TouchPads inbound, but that they were earmarked for sale to employees only — also for just $99.RIM is clearly making a push to swell the PlayBook ecosystem and drum up some developer interest. Chris Wade’s already interested enough, having publicized the first PlayBook root last night.As good as this news is for RIM employees, it looks as though Best Buy is ready to wash its hands of the under-loved tablet. Online orders placed for the PlayBook are now beign cancelled according to user reports in the company’s forums, though refurbished 16GB models were still available for $149.You can’t blame Best Buy for the move. They also put a good deal of effort into the TouchPad, only to have HP inexplicably pull the plug on it after barely a month on retail shelves.via Business Insider, The Verge
Last month, word started to spread that AT&T was throttling customers with unlimited data plans after only 2GB. It didn’t require an academic study to conclude that something fishy was going on, but that didn’t stop wireless analysis firm Validas from conducting a study of its own to get to the bottom of it.Validas (who sells wireless bill analysis to help customers save on their monthly bills), analyzed data from AT&T and Verizon bills, and determined that the difference in data usage between the top 5% of unlimited data users and the top 5% of limited data users was minimal. In the case of Verizon, unlimited data customers actually used less data than capped users did:It’s a fascinating study, which confirms what most of us had already surmised: that throttling of unlimited data customers is simply a ploy to convert them to (sometimes more expensive) capped data plans.It’s probably no coincidence that the reports of AT&T’s unlimited throttling at 2GB popped up right after the company introduced its new (more expensive) data plans. John Cozen, the blogger who initially reported the throttling, was paying $30 per month for his “unlimited” data, the same as what capped customers pay for 3GB of data. He gets throttled at 2GB, but they enjoy 3GB of high speeds.So, surprise surprise, AT&T was capitalizing on the assumption that unlimited customers are data hogs who forgo a home broadband connection and use 100GB of wireless data per month. The results of this study show that there is no basis for this discrimination in throttling — and unlimited data customers are getting the shaft.As aggravating as it is to see the customer-hostile policies that carriers like AT&T get away with, hats off to Validas for coming up with some solid numbers to call them out on it. It would be nice to think that AT&T would have to either present some contrary evidence or renege on its throttling, but, as it will continue to rake in the dollars either way, we wouldn’t advise you to hold your breath on that one.More at Validas, via BGR
Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3296435 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 20 Mar 2017, 9:52 AM 57 Comments Share9 Tweet Email1 Trump spokesperson says he doesn’t think the US President heard Merkel asking to shake hands Merkel’s suggestion of another handshake went unheard or ignored by Trump. DONALD TRUMP’S SPOKESMAN has denied that the US president refused to shake hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they sat side-by-side in the White House last week.“I don’t think he heard the question” posed by Merkel when she suggested they shake hands, in full view of press cameras, spokesman Sean Spicer told German weekly Der Spiegel.The quote was translated into English from Der Spiegel’s online German website. Source: DPA/PA ImagesThe veteran German chancellor had arrived for her first meeting with Trump at a snowy White House hoping to reverse a chill in relations after Trump’s incendiary election rhetoric, in which he called Merkel’s acceptance of refugees a “catastrophic mistake” and suggested she was “ruining Germany.”The visit on Friday began cordially, with the pair shaking hands at the entrance of the White House. But later, sitting side-by-side in the Oval Office, Merkel’s suggestion of another handshake went unheard or ignored by Trump – an awkward moment in what are usually highly scripted occasions. 21,612 Views Source: DPA/PA ImagesGerman media pointed to the incident as another marker of the meeting’s general icy mood between the cautious German chancellor and impulsive US president.In a frequently awkward joint press conference in the East Room, Trump and Merkel showed little common ground as they addressed a host of thorny issues including NATO, defense spending and free trade deals. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take a question from the audience following a joint news conference in the East Room Source: Andrew HarnikFor most of the 30 minutes, Merkel was stony-faced as Trump ripped into Washington’s NATO allies for not paying for their “fair share” for transatlantic defense and demanded “fair and reciprocal trade” deals.Germany’s biggest-selling daily Bild said that throughout the White House meeting, not once did Trump look her in the eye.© – AFP 2017Read: FBI director to testify on Trump’s Russian ties as well as his wiretap allegations> Mar 20th 2017, 9:52 AM By AFP
8 COMMENTS “What’s Rich Duck doing in the Impact Zone?” February 16, 2018 at 11:27 am Pinterest Jamie King Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Kurt Angle Cesaro February 15, 2018 at 2:10 pm Or perhaps “What’s Poor Swan doing in the Impact Zone?” Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. February 17, 2018 at 6:20 pm Cameron Huff Now Playing Up Next WWE has announced the release of Rich Swann (Richard Allen Swann) on Thursday.The statement issued by WWE described the release as mutual between both parties.“Rich Swann and WWE have mutually agreed to part ways as of today, February 15, 2018. WWE wishes Swann the best in all of his future endeavors.”Swann was arrested back in December and charged with domestic battery and false imprisonment over an incident with his wife (wrestler Su Yung).Reports made the rounds two weeks ago that Swann had been cleared of all charges. Attempts by Wrestleview.com to contact WWE about this was never returned.Swann signed a deal with WWE back in 2015 to be part of the NXT brand. In 2016, he transitioned over to the main roster as part of the Cruiserweight division and the start of the 205 Live brand. Swann had a run as WWE Cruiserweight Champion that same year.Thanks to our friends at Online World of Wrestling for help with this report.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Twitter Jay Paz 31 Paul Meade Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte He was cleared of the charges. Still.. Now Playing Up Next well as the statement says its was a mutual decision. maybe swann wasnt happy with the treatment he got as he was cleared of all charges He will probably join his wife in Impact Wrestling So,one of the few people with any likable personality (aside from Cedric Alexander and Drew Gulak) got released for something that got dropped a few weeks? No doubt,what Rich Swann did was incredibly stupid but worser happened and the charges were dropped.On a side note,I wonder if him and Enzo Amore will form a tag team? Aaron David Harwood February 15, 2018 at 3:20 pm call themselves the wifebeaters? Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It February 16, 2018 at 2:45 am Google+ daryl joe Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Colby Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WhatsApp Facebook Videos Articles Jay Paz 31 Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 February 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm February 16, 2018 at 2:44 am February 16, 2018 at 2:46 am Well Amore didn’t beat his wife he allegedly raped his victim and Swann got the charges dropped due to lack of evidence so i say they call their fiction tag team “Bonafide Allegations” Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Roman Reigns is in Remission
Young Boys Coach Gerardo Seoane feels his side can upset Juventus in their final group game but admits they are “happy to face” Cristiano RonaldoJuve will win their Champions League group if they beat the Swiss champions tomorrow, with the hosts already eliminated.“The Champions League has the best teams,” Seoane said in his pre-match Press conference via Football Italia.“And a good day for Young Boys and with an opponent not at their best, we can get at least a point.“We’ve made progress [since the first game], against Valencia and Manchester United we played better and more attacking football.Europa League draw groups G and H George Patchias – August 30, 2019 Europa League groups G and H are a who is who of previous winners.UEFA.com confirmed that Europa League group G consists of, Porto, Young…“The Champions League is harder, the players are more difficult to make. You don’t often face players of the quality of [Paulo] Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Young Boys certainly lack experience compared to Juve.“I think Juventus will face this match to their full potential, and I don’t expect any gifts in that sense.“Ronaldo? Containing great champions like him is very difficult, sometimes impossible.“But if three people mark Ronaldo that leaves the others alone, so we need to defend collectively.“It’ll be difficult, but we’re happy to face him.”
Concerns about neglect and safety at Vancouver’s Water Works Park have galvanized the city and four neighborhood associations to work together to clean up, drive out crime and organize family-friendly events at the 20-acre park.Leaders from Central Park, Maplewood, Rose Village and Fourth Plain Village neighborhood associations have formed the Central Park Activities Committee to spearhead the action plan. Residents from Harney Heights also are participating in the effort.The committee’s long-range vision involves a series of improvements, including adding or improving park amenities and hosting family-friendly entertainment. Committee members have set a meeting for Feb. 6 with city employees to discuss some of the committee’s proposals.“They’re really motivated to clean up the park and make it a more family-friendly place, which is wonderful,” said Jessica Antoine, an outreach coordinator with the city’s Urban Forestry department.Despite persistent rain, 43 volunteers participated in a Jan. 17 event the committee organized to clean up the park, which is located at Fort Vancouver Way and Fourth Plain Boulevard in the Central Park neighborhood, said Central Park resident Colleen Neel. Volunteers worked two-hour shifts picking up litter, removing plant debris and scrubbing down memorial plaques and other park features. Meanwhile, the city provided garbage bags and containers to dispose of yard debris.
KOLKATA: In view of the worsening flood situation in Assam, various resources of the Army have been kept on stand-by to assist in rescue and relief operations, a top defence official said on Tuesday. Lt Gen Naravane, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, who was briefed by various commanders on ground about the preparations for rescue operations, assured of a quick response by the Army for the deployment of flood relief tasks. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Five columns of the Army have so far been requisitioned and are assisting in the relief operations, another defence official said. The Army is closely monitoring the flood situation in coordination with the civil administration, he said. There are 152 monitoring stations for providing timely warning of an impending crisis due to floods, the official said. The Army has alerted flood relief columns which consist of rescue and relief materials, to be prepared for deployment on short notice, he said. Ninety-five flood relief columns along with additional 31 columns as reserve have been kept on stand-by, the official added.
Patancheru: Local MLA Gudem Mahipal Reddy on Thursday laid foundation for development works costing Rs 50 lakh in several colonies under the Bollaram Industrial Area, keeping in view the basic needs required for the residents. The works include CC roads and underground drainage facility. Speaking on the occasion, Reddy stated that several development works were going on in the constituency with the intervention of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. He said steps would be initiated to put Bollaram municipality on the path of rapid development. Among those present were local TRS leaders Kolan Bal Reddy, Chandra Reddy and Prabhakar.
People should be comfortable in public spaces | Photo: Unsplash/Marten Bjork eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Vermont recently passed a bill changing all single-user public restrooms to be marked as gender-neutral. This includes schools, restaurants, and workplaces. GAYSTARNEWS- Providing more safe spacesDemocratic state Senator Becca Ballint told the Burlington Free Press: ‘For trans people and gender non-conforming individuals, it provides safe public accommodations.’It can provide necessary places for plenty of people, she added. Such as ‘caregivers and their charges, whether children or folks with disabilities needing assistance’.Governor Scott also said it would help students who face anxiety and bullying over using the bathroom in school.Bathroom bills have been a significant battle ground for trans and queer rights in the United States.It started with North Carolina, followed by Texas.Since then, other states such as Iowa and Alaska have voted on legislation, both for and against bathroom protections.Democratic House Speaker Mitzi Johnson said: ‘Too many states are passing “bathroom bills” that move in the wrong direction, discriminating against LGBTQIA individuals and forcing schoolchildren to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender at birth, not their chosen gender identity.‘It is our duty to step in.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, signed H.333 on Friday (11 May). Both the state Senate and House passed the bill with vast majorities.Scott said he has long supported this legislation.‘Two years ago, when I was running for governor, I was asked in a debate whether I would support gender-neutral bathrooms in public places or not,’ he said.‘I responded with a one-word answer, a simple yes. Because to me it was just that simple … And now two years later I am honored to be able to sign that legislation into law today.’This AM, @GovPhilScott signed H.333 into law. Now, all single-use bathrooms in public spaces in #VT will be #genderfree. “This is especially important for kids in school who face anxiety and bullying while using the restroom,” said Gov. Scott. pic.twitter.com/uTYODg5Q7Q— Outright Vermont (@outrightvermont) May 11, 2018 Trans wrestler Mack Beggs has this message about the Texas bathroom billLGBT Witch-hunt: North Carolina no longer welcomes transgender travelers and residentsTech giants warn Texas over anti-trans bathroom lawRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/vermont-gender-neutral-bathroom-bill/
Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems July 7, 2009 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Hologic Inc.’s premarket approval (PMA) application for the Adiana permanent contraception system. The Adiana system is designed to provide women a minimally-invasive, non-incision alternative to traditional, surgical means of permanent contraception. In January 2009, Hologic received CE marking approval for the Adiana system and commenced marketing and sales of this product in certain European countries. During the Adiana procedure, a slender, flexible instrument is passed through the body’s natural openings to deliver a low level of radiofrequency (RF) energy to a small section of each fallopian tube. A tiny, soft insert, about the size of a grain of rice, is then placed in each fallopian tube in the location where the energy was applied. During the three months following the procedure, the patient continues to use temporary birth control while new tissue grows in and around the Adiana inserts, eventually blocking the fallopian tubes. At three months, a special X-ray test (called a hysterosalpingogram or HSG) is performed to confirm the fallopian tubes are completely blocked and the patient may begin relying on Adiana for permanent contraception. The Adiana permanent contraception procedure is minimally invasive, requires no incisions and can be performed in the comfort of the doctor’s office using local anesthesia. Patients are normally able to return to work or resume their daily activities within one day. In contrast, traditional methods of permanent contraception, such as tubal ligation, require more invasive surgical procedures, usually are conducted in a hospital under general anesthesia and typically require four to five days of recovery. 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Quick workouts for men “We are on the trail of the kidnappers,” Muka said Sunday.Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation issued a statement Sunday calling on kidnappers to release Obodo, who has played for the national team in the past.“This is a sad thing. Christian Obodo served this country patriotically and without blame when he played for the senior national team, (the) Super Eagles,” federation President Aminu Maigari said. “The only thing we can do is to appeal passionately to the kidnappers to let him go. He is a young patriot who should not go through this kind of experience.Lecce was relegated to a second-tier league this season, while Udinese finished third in Serie A this season.Kidnappings remain common in the Niger Delta, a region that provides about 2.4 million barrels of oil a day for Nigeria. Gangs and militants once only targeted the foreign oil workers, but in recent years have increasingly gone after middle- and upper-class Nigerians there.Nigerian football players and their families have been targeted in the past by kidnappers. In August, two Nigerian soldiers and others took part in the kidnapping of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel’s father from Jos in central Nigeria, and at one point demanded a $4 billion ransom they considered “chicken change” for the team, officials said. Authorities later traced Mikel’s father to the northern city of Kano and freed him. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Associated PressLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) – Kidnappers in Nigeria have demanded $187,500 from the family of midfielder Christian Obodo, a player for Italy’s Udinese football club abducted in the country’s oil-rich southern delta, police said Sunday.Gunmen seized Obodo on Saturday as he arrived in front of a church outside the city of Warri, one of the major cities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, local police spokesman Charles Muka said. The kidnappers made contact with the international football player’s family in Warri shortly afterward, making their ransom demand, Muka said. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments Share In 2008, gunmen abducted the younger brother of Everton defender Joseph Yobo as he left a nightclub in Port Harcourt, the delta’s largest city. The brother was released unharmed about two weeks later, though it was unclear if a ransom had been paid.___Jon Gambrell can be reached at http://twitter.com/jongambrellap.
September 28, 2018 494 Views OpenClose Hires FinTech Expert Share Mark MichelOpenClose, a multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage fintech provider, announced the hiring of Mark Michel, an industry veteran in enterprise-level mortgage technology systems. According to OpenClose, Michel has an extensive track record of successful execution during his tenure at lending entities as well as mortgage technology providers. At OpenClose, he will serve as a software integration analyst where he will focus on the company’s LenderAssist LOS, RESTful API suite, as well as other digital mortgage solutions.Michel brings to OpenClose more than 15 years of experience as a subject matter expert in mortgage fintech. Before OpenClose, he was a senior product manager at Altisource where he was responsible for a next-generation LOS as well as a new POS portal, while also acting as a subject matter expert on all LOS integrations. Prior to that, Michel was a senior business consultant and project manager at Fiserv Lending Solutions for more than fifteen years.In addition, he has held senior business analyst and project manager roles at banks, mega lenders and an investment firm focusing on outsourced technology solutions for mortgage originators, secondary market conduits and investors.OpenClost states that “this unique combination of lender and vendor experience arms him with highly sought after mortgage experience and is an extraordinary addition to the OpenClose Integration team.”“We are pleased to welcome Mark to the OpenClose family and know that he will have an immediate impact, ” said Jason Regalbuto, CEO/CTO of OpenClose. “Mark has a very rich, through-and-through background in the mortgage industry, working for both lenders and mortgage software firms. He’s exactly the type of professional we like to hire to advance our enterprise. ” OpenClose 2018-09-28 Seth Welborn in News, Technology
Court rules for AP in reporter impersonation document fight by Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2017 9:26 am PDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2017 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court has sided with reporters in a court fight over documents that began after an FBI agent pretended to be an Associated Press journalist while investigating bomb threats at a Washington state high school.When the ruse became public in 2014, the AP and a press freedom organization attempted to get government records about the case and any other times FBI agents have impersonated journalists. After initially getting no records from the FBI, the AP and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press sued. Though some documents were produced, the organizations argued that the agency’s response was inadequate.In an opinion issued Friday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed. Judge David Tatel wrote for himself and colleagues Brett Kavanaugh and Laurence Silberman that the FBI “failed to demonstrate” that it conducted a search “for the requested records, using methods which can be reasonably expected to produce the information requested.” The opinion reverses a lower court ruling in favour of the government that the FBI had “conducted a good-faith, reasonable search.”The appeals court sent the case back to the lower court. The FBI will have to search for additional records located in the office of the FBI’s director and better explain how it conducted its overall document search, said Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press lawyer Katie Townsend. She said her organization was “obviously really pleased” with the decision.The lawsuit stems from a 2007 investigation into bomb threats emailed to Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington, which is near the state capital of Olympia. As part of the investigation, an FBI agent communicating with a suspect in the case portrayed himself as an AP reporter. The agent sent the suspect a link to a fabricated AP news article, a link that when clicked allowed the FBI to pinpoint the suspect’s location.After the FBI’s actions came to light in 2014, resulting in an outcry from the AP and other news organizations, both the AP and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press submitted records requests to the government under the Freedom of Information Act. The organizations asked for additional information about the Timberline High School incident, information about other instances where the FBI impersonated a member of the news media, and information about policies or guidelines governing the FBI’s impersonation of members of the media.After getting no records, the organizations sued in 2015. The government ultimately turned over about 190 pages of records, more than half of those pages with redactions.___Follow Jessica Gresko on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jessicagresko
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remained a key issueher first round match against Alize Cornet because it gave them control of Indiana Jones In the digital world 30 spanned the mountains near Taipei’s Chinese Culture University for eight hours and 58 minutesThe tax bill that is expected to be agreed to and signed would contain an agricultural property tax credit on school construction that all sides wanted a Social Security tax break brought up by Republicans local aid increases from Democrats and business tax cuts by the GOP that would especially help small firms around greater Minnesota Marquart said"They came together on it" he said "That is a big key"The legislative session began in January with Republicans taking stronger control of the House and getting a one-vote Senate margin mostly due to a strong electoral showing in rural Minnesota Still Democrat Mark Dayton remains the governor and has a strong motivation to fight for his pet projects because the budget being passed Tuesday night and Wednesday morning is his lastGreater Minnesota has become a political battlefieldDemocrats have alleged that Republicans did not serve rural Minnesota well as they controlled the House in recent yearsLess than two weeks ago Rep Rod Hamilton R-Mountain Lake accused the Dayton administration of "waging a war on agriculture" and a few days later other Republicans said the governor was not treating greater Minnesota wellWhile details of all bills were not final Tuesday afternoon May 23 several signs of compromise were easy to spotTake for instance changes farmers demanded to the 2-year-old law the requires them to place vegetative buffer strips between cropland and water That is a Dayton signature conservation law and he said he would veto any delay or change in itHe eventually agreed to the GOP-proposed plan to give farmers an eight-month "waiver" in meeting the law not using the term "delay" He also agreed to other relatively minor changesIn the tax bill Marquart mentioned many Republicans long have wanted to hold steady or reduce Local Government Aid to cities and County Program Aid A deal among Dayton and legislative leaders left increases for both accounts less than Democrats called for but more than the GOP wantedCompromises could not be reached everywhere but as Dayton often says both sides have to move for a budget deal to be reached "It’s not everything that I want" Dayton said "You give and take"Here is a look at some of areas of special interest to greater Minnesota with changes still possible:EnvironmentEnvironment-related spending and policy changes come in a lot of bills but the most discussed issue has been buffers"The buffer stuff is huge" House Environment Chairman Dan Fabian R-Roseau saidDayton upset a lot of farmers when he began pushing for a law passed in 2015 to require buffers between water and cropland While he had GOP support for the measure Republicans did not like how it was progressing and the law was changed in 2016 and they returned this year demanding that the enactment be delayed a year and other changes be madeThe governor would hear none of it and said the bill had to remain the same until next yearBut Fabian said farmers are in the field now and "alternative practices" other than planting buffers have not been finalized and farmers will not be able to do the work needed by the Nov 1 deadlineThe compromise legislation allows farmers to apply for an automatic waiver that means they will not need buffers or alternative measures installed until July 1 2018 That gives farmers 11 months to comply with the lawSeveral bills contain money to help farmers and local governments meet the buffer lawThe bill also narrows the list of what can be considered public waters which Fabian said under existing law could be a puddlePlus the environment bill increases several Department of Natural Resources fees including day passes to state parks from $5 to $7 and annual park passes from $25 tro $35Parks especially small ones in rural Minnesota are being neglected Fabian said so more money is neededSome fees were requested by those who pay them such as the snowmobile registration jump from $30 to $105 over three years Fabian said the agreement was that more money will go to snowmobile clubs to maintain trailsAlso in the environment-outdoor area $64 million in lottery proceeds will be distributed to more than 60 projects including nearly $20 million for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program that can be used to help install buffersThe "legacy" sales tax increase voters approved in 2008 will amount to nearly $530 million with $211 million going to clean water $105 million to outdoor heritage and $90 million to parks and trails The rest goes to arts and culture projects More than $20 million of the clean-water fund is to be used by local soil and water conservation districts for buffersTaxesOne of the biggest issues in farm country is that schools find it tough to finance new facilities because the repayment burden falls heavily on ag property taxesThe tax bill agreement includes a provision to eliminate 40 percent of school construction taxes from farmland School officials hope reducing taxes that much will help convince farmers to back construction projectsDilworth-Glyndon-Felton schools where Marquart teaches tried to pass a school bond referendum in 2015 but 80 percent of voters opposed it The same happened with nearby Barnesville and Detroit Lake schoolsMarquart said a DGF committee he was on decided to try to bond issue again but only if the state approved the tax credit in the billAlso in the tax bill is more than $100 million in income tax cuts for Minnesotans’ Social Security benefits Since greater Minnesota has a higher percentage of older people the move is expected to help the area outside the Twin Cities more than in the more populated areaMany Democrats fought a Republican plan to lower statewide property taxes on businesses’ first $100000 of value but it is in the billMarquart said that move will help small businesses around greater Minnesota because their facilities often have lower property valuesAgricultureOne of the easiest budget bills to pass often is one funding agriculture programs but nothing was easy this yearAfter much haggling and compromising the ag bill eventually passed easilyAg programs will get nearly $5 million more than expected in the next two years mostly for department administration In all the Agriculture Department will receive $105 million from the $123 million bill with the Board of Animal Health and Agriculture Utilization Board Institute getting the restDayton and Republicans argued over whether farmers had to get prior state approval before applying some pesticides Negotiations resulted in a language compromise accepted by both sidesThe Dayton administration gave up on its proposal to increase a pesticide fee on farmers but accepted one for non-agricultural waste pesticide productsSenate Agriculture Chairman Torrey Westrom R-Elbow Lake said $850000 that will be used to partner with local communities to control the spread of noxious weeds is important It will be especially helpful in southwestern Minnesota he said where invasive Palmer amaranth is spreading rapidlyAnother $150000 is headed to help farmers install roll bars on their old tractorsGunsGuns often are among the hottest issues during a legislative session but not in 2017The most-discussed item was the "stand your ground" measure that would have allowed more freedom to use deadly force in self defense But that did not make it into a final bill"The 2017 legislative session was adjourned last night without a single dangerous gun bill being passed—or even being voted on" the Protect Minnesota anti-gun organization wrote to members Tuesday "This is an amazing accomplishment in a year when the ‘gun rights’ party is in control of both the House and the Senate"One provision clarifies that off-duty law enforcement officers would be allowed to carry guns into private establishments although the owners may ask for credentials to verify the person is an officerA nearly annual debate has been decided at least for now A bill awaiting the governor’s signature prohibits the state from banning the use of lead shot State officials wanted to ban hunters from using lead shot in southern and western Minnesota an attempt to keep wildlife from being poisonedThe state’s 12000 muzzle-loader hunters will be able to use sights on their weapons Hunters also may add blaze pink to their hunting outfit which now must only be blaze orangeOther issues Broadband apparently will receive $20 million for the next two years The high-speed internet funding is far below what broadband experts sought but above the $6 million House Republicans proposed? 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