Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Updated: May 26, 8:50 a.m.Greg Gianforte has won the Montana Congressional race, the Associated Press announced.Gianforte, a Republican from Bozeman, will become Montana’s next lone member in the U.S. House of Representatives after defeating Democrat Rob Quist on Thursday. The Associated Press called the race in Gianforte’s favor at 10:30 p.m.Statewide polls closed at 8 p.m. in the bitterly contested special election for Montana’s sole House seat — a race that was rocked with controversy last night when Gianforte was charged with assaulting a reporter.The Flathead Beacon is posting live results.The candidates are Gianforte, a wealthy Republican businessman from Bozeman, and Quist, a Creston musician. The Beacon profiled the candidates here.Here’s a link to the latest on the misdemeanor assault allegations.And here’s the response of Montana’s top elected leaders to news that Gianforte allegedly “body slammed” a national reporter at a campaign event in Bozeman on May 24, the eve of the election.U.S. House of RepresentativesPrecincts Fully: 681 of 681 Total votes: 379,763 (54 percent) | Registered voters: 700,428Greg Gianforte (R) — 189,473 (50%)Rob Quist (D) — 166,483 (44%)Mark Wicks (L) — 21,509 (6%)_________________________Live updates via Twitter#MTAL Tweets
The service will pitch MSC into direct competition with Italian ro-ro carrier Grimaldi, which runs four services between the two regions – Northern Express, Central Express, Southern Express and Eurocargo Express – with direct calls at 20 ports in West Africa.Grimaldi operates 22 multipurpose ro-ro vessels on the trade, each able to accommodate about 2,500 lane metres of rolling cargo, up to 2,500 cars and 850 containers on their weather deck.The line has sited its regional transhipment hub at Senegalese hub of Dakar, where it connects its services out of both North Europe and the Mediterranean into West Africa with its transatlantic services to South and North America. Photo: vesselfinder.com The world’s second largest container shipping line, MSC, has announced plans to enter the scheduled deepsea roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) sector.The Geneva-headquartered carrier will launch a fortnightly ro-ro service between North Europe and West Africa on 19 February, with a port rotation of Le Havre-Antwerp-Dakar-Conakry-Abidjan-Le Havre.The service will deploy two vessels, the MSC Immacolata and MSC Cristiana, two pure car- and truck-carrier (PCTC) sister ships built by STX in Dalian and delivered in 2012 and 2011 respectively, each with a capacity of 6,700 ceu [car equivalent units] and owned by Greek shipowner Nikki Shipping.MSC said: “In addition to rolling or wheeled cargo, this new service will have the flexibility to cover a range of out-of-gauge and breakbulk cargo, which will be typically large, heavy pieces or critical equipment for specific projects.” By Gavin van Marle 23/01/2018
Business owners nationwide can now register for loans under the second round of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through Eastern Union, one of the country’s largest commercial real estate finance firms.During PPP’s first round in the spring, Eastern Union — at no charge to applicants — brokered more than 10,000 loan applications for employers across the country. The company will again broker applications at no cost to loan seekers.“The sooner a PPP loan application is submitted, the better its odds of getting funded,” said Ira Zlotowitz, founder and president of Eastern Union. “Building upon our formidable record of success in brokering PPP loans, we urge business owners to act quickly to get their loan applications into the system.“Tapping into our multi-billion-dollar network of banking resources,” he said, “Eastern Union has the proven expertise to cut through government red tape and promptly execute loan approvals.”Individual businesses can register now through Eastern Union by visiting https://easternunion.com/therealdeal.“Eastern Union is proud to have been among the first brokerages nationwide to launch this program for free,” said Mr. Zlotowitz. “We call upon employers to act now to queue themselves up for PPP assistance. We also urge employers to tell other businesses about the immediate availability of our registration platform.”The Paycheck Protection Program provides loans designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll while covering operating expenses. SBA will forgive loans if employee retention criteria are met and if funds are used for eligible expenses.About Eastern UnionFounded in 2001, Eastern Union is a leading national commercial mortgage brokerage firm employing more than 125 brokers and real estate professionals and closing $5 billion in real estate transactions annually.Boasting one of the industry’s highest transaction volumes, the Eastern Union team leverages its relationships with banks and its marketplace knowledge to bring clients the best available rates.The firm arranges financing for complex, multi-state, multi-site portfolios, as well as loans for smaller, single-property transactions. Eastern Union’s Multi-Family Group has reset market pricing by introducing an unprecedented quarter-point fee — with no back-end fees — for refinancing multifamily properties backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, transactions known as “agency refinancings.”Eastern Union’s groundbreaking app serves as an intelligent commercial real estate toolkit. Its eCALC feature enables investors to fully value and underwrite deals instantaneously and in the palm of their hand. It is available for download in the App Store and Google Play Store.With nationwide operations, Eastern Union is headquartered in New York, with multiple branches along the East Coast.Eastern Union’s capital introductions are handled through its affiliate company, Eastern Equity Advisors.For more information about Eastern Union, visit https://easternunion.com.
Related Items:IHF Super Globe 2019 RK Vardar and FC Barca Lassa for complete IHF Super Globe 2019 semi-final Pingback: Lake Placid to host IHF Super Globe qualifying event — Sport Land ShareTweetShareShareEmail CommentsNew York, April 15, 2019 – The International Handball Federation (IHF) in a partnership with USA Team Handball, Lake Placid Olympic Training Center, and The World’s Handball Club for the first time will organize the Super Globe qualifying event for the North American and Caribbean region.The event will be held from May 9-12 in Lake Placid, New York, two-time Olympic host. The Super Globe is a global competition between the champion clubs from continental handball confederations. This year it will be held in Saudi Arabia from Aug 26, 2019 to Sep 1, 2019.This would be the first time a club from the North American and Caribbean region will participate at the Super Globe tournament.Hassan Moustafa, the president of the IHF said: “Lake Placid is truly a place where sports history has been made and therefore, it is just fitting to organize the historic qualification for the IHF Super Globe in this town. Twice, the Winter Olympic Games have been held there – and who doesn’t remember the ‘Miracle on Ice’.When I think about Lake Placid, I see dreams coming true and the seemingly impossible made possible. At the Super Globe, the team from North America and the Caribbean might be considered as the underdogs, the debutants – but no one should underestimate them as everything is possible.”Mike Cavanaugh, the Operations Director for USATH said: “As organizers of the event we want to provide the best conditions for athletes and allow them to compete at the highest level. I am sure that we will see some great quality games at Lake Placid Olympic Training Center.”Shkumbin Mustafa, the president of The World’s Handball Club (New York City THC) said: “Every athlete has a dream to compete against the best in the world. This historic event in Lake Placid Olympic Training Center is a great opportunity for the participating athletes to make this dream a reality. To be the first club from the North American and Caribbean region to participate in Super Globe is a great motivator for all people involved. It will be a wonderful event, and I am looking forward to be a part of it.”Jared Steenberge, Operations Manager at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center said: “The USOC and the LPOTC always value and look forward to hosting national and international events. We’re committed to providing a great experience for athletes and fans alike as we grow and support the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the United States. Team handball has a great opportunity for reaching a wider audience, especially in the buildup to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028, and we are excited to support that.”For more information please visit the official website at www.superglobe2019.com. ShareTweetShareShareEmail 1 Comment 1 Comment IHF Super Globe: Strong Kiel beat Vardar for the final against Barca Lassa Recommended for you IHF Super Globe 2019: Al Wehda and THW Kiel to semi-final Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Rushton Elementary students cheer during the annual sixth-grade Olympic Festival. Photo via SMSD.Johnson Drive business owners air frustrations about construction. The Kansas City Star on Wednesday documented the troubles of business owners along Johnson Drive in Mission and Merriam who are struggling through a downturn in business as the road is revamped. Kate Lavender, owner of Mission Wine & Spirits at the corner of Johnson Drive and Outlook Street, said the access issues caused by the construction have devastated her business. “It’s been horrible,” Lavender said. “It’s killing me.” [For merchants and motorists, Johnson Drive project is an exercise in perseverance – Kansas City Star]SMSD sixth graders gather for annual Olympic Festival. Sixth graders from across the Shawnee Mission district gathered Thursday for an annual rite of passage: The sixth-grade Olympic Festival. The event features an opening ceremony with students parading around the SM South Stadium track, and then features friendly competition in events like the potato sack race.SM North student honored at national conference. Five SM North students were among those honored for their burgeoning business acumen at the recent Business Professional of America National Leadership Conference in Indianapolis April 30-May 4. The SM North students are: Cody Cress, Hannah Merrell, Sawyer Goldizen, Skyler Barker and Walter Wright.Teachers targeting House members who voted to remove tenure rights. The Topeka Capital Journal’s Andy Marso on Wednesday explored a growing movement among current and retired teachers in the state to organize against lawmakers who voted to remove their teacher tenure as part of a cobbled together school finance bill. “Teachers were seeking to make House Bill 2506 the main 2014 campaign issue even before the Legislature returned for its veto session,” Marso writes. “Kansas National Education Association spokesman Mark Desetti said they plan to continue now that the session has ended. ‘I think what we’re doing is mobilizing to do everything we can to affect the outcome of individual House races as well as statewide races,’ Desetti said. ‘This is a statewide issue.’” All of the northeast Johnson County representatives voted against the controversial bill. [Education emerges as key to House races — Topeka Capital Journal]
REAL vs FAKE GOLD Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels EVEN by boxing’s standards, former heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker pulling out of his fight against Derek Chisora because of a SPIDER BITE was pretty bonkers.The Kiwi was was set to meet the Finchley brawler at the O2 back in October 2019 – but was struck down with a mystery illness.Joseph Parker’s team claim a spider bite caused his mystery illnessHis promotion team believed it was caused from a bite by a spider – and the former WBO champ was told to rest for three weeks.Here, SunSport takes a look at some of the more bizarre events that have led to boxers pulling out of a scheduled fights – one was even when the first bell had rung.Andres Gutierrez fell in shower (vs Carl Frampton, 2017)Frampton’s fight against Andres Gutierrez was cancelled 24 hours before their bout after the Mexican boxer fell in the shower.Gutierrez suffered a deep cut to his face, as well as severe bruising to his nose and head on top of chipping two of his teeth.The Mexican shared photos of his injuries on his personal Facebook page, apologising for having to pull out of the fight.The fight was scheduled to take place at the SSE Arena in Belfast, but the whole event ended up being shelved.Andres Gutierrez shared photos of his injuries on his Facebook page of his injuriesCredit: Facebook/AndresGutierrezThe Mexican boxer showed off a deep cut to his face on his social media accountsCredit: Facebook/AndresGutierrezNeeraj Goyat injured in car crash (vs Amir Khan, 2019)Khan’s fight against Neeraj Goyat was called off after his opponent was involved in a horror car crash.The bout was set to happen in July 2019 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in an “India vs Pakistan” boxing battle.But Goyat was unable to fight after suffering “severe injuries to his head, face and arm”.Khan ended up fighting Aussie Billy Dib – and battered him into a fourth-round stoppage.Neeraj Goyat, right, had to pull out of his fight against Amir Khan after being injured in a car crashCredit: Times Newspapers LtdDavid Haye’s ‘freak accident’ falling on steps ( vs Tony Bellew II, 2017)Haye pulled out of his rematch with Tony Bellew after picking up a bicep injury.The pair were scheduled to clash for the second time on December 17, 2017 at the O2 Arena, but the bout was postponed until the following year.It was revealed that Haye picked up the injury ‘after a freak accident during a stair conditioning session’.He insisted he was fully recovered when he took to the ring for Part II looking for revenge for the first defeat in March 2017.But he was blasted out of there even earlier than the first in May 2018, with the bout waved off in the fifth round.David Haye picked up a bicep injury on a stair conditioning sessionCredit: Instagram @mrdavidhaye David Haye reveals just how little he can work his arm after bicep surgerySteve McCarthy scared of opponent’s mother (vs Tony Wilson II, 1989)Their first fight will go down in boxing folklore for the utterly bizarre ending.McCarthy was pummelling Wilson on the ropes when he was clubbed from behind – by his opponent’s mother carrying her high heel.Despite being left with a gash in his head, McCarthy raised his hands in the air to celebrate. But incredibly he left to get the wound treated and the referee awarded the fight to Wilson by KO.A rematch was scheduled some months after – but McCarthy, who died in 2017 at the age of 54, pulled out with ‘flu’.But perhaps it was the prospect of seeing a raging Mrs Wilson again…This was the shocking moment boxer Steve McCarthy was clouted on the head by opponent Tony Wilson’s mum and her shoeCredit: Youtube – TJS Sports[embedded content]Curtis Harper left ring seconds after first bell over pay dispute (vs Efe Ajagba, 2018)At the sound of the opening bell, Curtis Harper simply walked out of the ring.It meant rising heavyweight star Efe Ajagba clocked up his sixth consecutive victory without even throwing a punch.The bonkers stunt left fight fans in the arena stunned, with Harper immediately disqualified for leaving the ring.There were reports Harper walked out in a protest over pay.Curtis Harper gave the camera a wink, and all seemed good ahead of his heavyweight fightCredit: Youtube – Premier Boxing ChampionsThe boxer then clambered back through the ropes without even throwing a punchCredit: Youtube – Premier Boxing ChampionsThe crowd showed their discontent by booing – but most were left totally stunnedCredit: Youtube – Premier Boxing ChampionsHeavyweight boxer Curtis Harper stuns opponent Ajagba Efe by walking off mid-fightFrankie Gavin foot run over by car (vs Sam Eggington, 2015)One of Britain’s most decorated amateurs, Gavin’s professional career has been hit by numerous personal issues outside of the ring.But he was hit, quite literally, just two weeks before his scrap with fellow Brummie Sam Eggington back in 2015.Gavin was stepping off the kerb when a car ran over his foot.There was unbelievably no break, but he suffered extensive bruising and had to have injections.It put pay to the grudge match.Frankie Gavin has had plenty of downs with the ups in his pro careerCredit: Getty Images – GettyThese were the injuries suffered by Frankie Gavin back in 2015Credit: Twitter @frankiegavin1 Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! 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The L.V. Rogers Bombers continue to search for victory number one of the BC Junior Boy’s Basketball season after dropping a 48-40 loss to Barriere at the Rattlers Invitational Tournament Saturday in Osoyoos.Leading 12-11 after one period and 28-21 at the half, the Bombers watched as the Central Interior squad chipped away at the lead before taking pulling even 41-41 early in the fourth period.Barriere then outscored the Bombers 7-0 in the quarter to steal the victory.LVR Game Star Jairo Mangapot and Ben Hradil-Kasseckert scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Bombers.Thomas Baxter and David Hu had five while Josh Jolicoeur and Dylan Luscombe each added four points. LVR opened the tournament falling to host Osoyoos 65-32.Game Star Baxter led the Bombers with 10 points. Hu added five points.LVR lost 77-29 to Merritt Panthers.Game Star Tyler Colgan led the Bombers attack.LVR returns to action Friday when the team meets Mount Sentinel at the Stanley Humphries Junior Rockers Tournament.The Bombers play Boundary Central from Midway before closing out the tournament against host Stanley Humphries Saturday.
Not so fast Nelson Leafs.The Beaver Valley Nitehawks registered a statement win Friday against Murdoch rival Nelson Leafs as all teams began the stretch run to the end of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.The defending KIJHL Champs scored twice in the second period to dump the Nelson Leafs 4-1 in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena.Kevan McBean, netting the winner on the power play, and Aiden Browell, scored in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and send the Hawks en route to the victory.Sawyer Hunt had given the Leafs a 1-0 lead in the first period.However, the Leafs were unable to get out of the frame with the lead as Karsten Jang beat Josh Williams in the Leaf nets with just over two minutes remaining in the period. It was the first goal Williams had allowed in four games.McBean, with is second of the night, completed the scoring in the third period for the Hawks, now winners of four straight.The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Leafs and drops Nelson into a first-place tie with Castlegar Rebels.The Rebels defeated Grand Forks Border Bruins in the Boundary City Friday night.Nelson, leading Beaver Valley by 10 points in Murdoch standings, out shot the Hawks 31-25.The Leafs, dropping to 26-7-1-0-2, now host Grand Forks Friday before traveling to Beaver Valley to continue a game Sunday that was postponed December 29th due to a power failure at the Fruitvale Arena.
…calls for amending legislation before oil money arrivesEven as Guyana builds its systemic capacity to handle the revenues that would come from the oil and gas sector, Economist Ramon Gaskin, a former presidential advisor and current political commentator, is warning that failure to amend and strengthen legislation governing the Consolidated Fund may have dire consequences.Noting that the Consolidated Fund has a history of being abused, Gaskin has called for legislative changes to be made to ensure that sums of money put therein are indeed used for the purposes set out by the law.“Article 216 of the Constitution says that all money coming into Guyana must be (deposited) into the Consolidated Fund (to prevent it being) spent, or lost, or stolen,” Gaskin declared in a recent interview.Advocating a five-point system of expenditure aimed at rectifying Guyana’s fiscal position, he noted the importance of slashing the national debt, accumulating reserves, investment in long-term projects, creating a price stabiliser fund, and reducing deficits in the national budget.“So we must make some kind of amendment to the Constitution, to make sure that this money goes into this special fund and is spent (appropriately),” he said.Consolidated FundArticle 216 of the Constitution of Guyana states, “All revenues or other (sums of) money raised or received by Guyana (not being revenues or other sums of money payable by or under an Act of Parliament into some other fund established for any specific purpose; or that may, by or under such an Act, be retained by the authority that received them for the purpose of defraying the expenses of that authority) shall be paid into and from one Consolidated Fund.”Article 217 stipulates that money cannot be withdrawn from the Consolidated Fund except: “(a) to meet expenditure that is charged upon the Fund by this Constitution or by any Act of Parliament; or (b) where the issue of those (sums of) money has been authorised by an Appropriation Act; or (c) where the issue of those (sums of) money has been authorised under Article 219.”Despite this regime of stipulations, however, Government has been red flagged by the Auditor General’s office for not using the Consolidated Fund in the rightful manner.Auditor General Deodat Sharma declared in his 2015 Audit Report that Government had kept more than $500M, rather than deposit same into the Consolidated Fund.That report, made public in October 2016, had spoken of the millions of dollars used on the D’Urban Park construction, Mashramani celebrations, and $51.5M being spent on ‘music’.At present, there is a Petroleum Commission Bill — sent to the Special Select Committee for review — that provides for the establishment and functioning of the Petroleum Commission of Guyana, which will be the regulatory agency for Guyana’s oil industry.The bill has 51 sections which cover areas such as establishment and incorporation of the Petroleum Commission; functions and duties of the Commission; and financing, among others. The Petroleum Commission Bill makes provision for the establishment of a Petroleum Commission to serve as a regulatory agency for Guyana’s oil and gas industry.It was sent to the committee after the parliamentary opposition had made certain objections to the bill, stating that the bill gives too much power to the Minister of Natural Resources, currently Minister Raphael Trotman. The opposition has argued that, with the amount of power being given to the Natural Resources Minister, the commission would not be an independent one.According to section 8 of the bill, the Minister is allowed not only to provide policy guidance, but to also give direction to the commission regarding a number of other issues, including the size of the establishment; the employment of staff, and the terms and conditions of employment; the provision of equipment, and use of funds; reorganisation, or such works of development as to involve a substantial outlay on capital account; training, education and research; the disposal of capital assets; and the application of the proceeds of such disposals.Passage of the bill is to be delayed, however, until the committee completes its report.At present, Government is slated to receive help from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to build Guyana’s capacity to manage the utilisation of oil revenues accrued from the oil and gas industry.