Sir Humphrey’s worst nightmare

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Shirley J. Wilson, age 76, Brookville

first_imgShirley J. Wilson, age 76, of Brookville, Indiana died Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville, Indiana.Born September 6, 1942 in Whitewater Township, Franklin County, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Herman L. & Helen E. (Newkirk) Stokes.  She was united in marriage to Howard C. Wilson, and he preceded her in death on September 29, 2006.She was a graduate of the former Whitewater High School with the class of 1960, and went on to attend the Miller Business College.Shirley was retired, having worked for over 40 years at the Franklin County Division of Family & Children’s Services.  In her leisure time she enjoyed golfing, bowling, baking and working in her yard.  She was a beautiful person inside and out, and had a deep love for her family, great strength of character, and a strong work ethic, she was a joy to be around.Survivors include two children, Lori Simmermeyer and Eric (Cindy) Kocher both of Brookville, Indiana; two sisters, JoAnn Koester of Brookville, Indiana and Janice (Shelby) Wyatt of West Harrison, Indiana; four grandchildren, Cory Simmermeyer, Cole Simmermeyer, Gracie Simmermeyer and Benjamin Simmermeyer; as well as several nieces & nephews.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Tom Cochran will officiate the Funeral Services on Friday, May 10, 2019; 10:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville, burial will then follow in Drewersburg Cemetery in West Harrison, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion.  Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Shirley Wilson, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

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When Juve were forced to sell Cannavaro, Ibrahimovic and Vieira in same summer

first_img 7 7 7 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (striker) sold to Inter for £16.7m – Ibrahimovic joined Inter, the club where his idol Ronaldo played, and had an equally devastating impact. In his final year at the club he top scored with 25 goals and was sold to Barcelona in for £40m in 2009. 7 Emerson (midfielder) and Fabio Cannavaro (defender) were sold to Real Madrid for a combined £13.7m – Emerson spent just a season at Real before he was sold to Milan, but Cannavaro lasted a little longer and was very popular. Both won the Liga in their first season, while the defender also picked up the Ballon d’Or in recognition for his outstanding displays where he led Italy to the World Cup. Cannavaro won another league title before leaving in 2009 and returning to Juventus. 7 Some of them stayed, but a lot of Juventus players wanted out of the club in 2006.This was because of the Italian match fixing scandal that stunned fans across the world when mass corruption was uncovered and Juventus, AC Milan, Lazio, Fiorentina and Reggina were implicated.A network of communication between key men at these clubs and referee orgnasitions revealed that pressure was being applied in order to receive preferential treatment for their clubs. Juve were hit worst with relegation to Serie B and their 2005 and 2006 title wins being stripped from them as well as being deducted nine points after appeal.Giorgio Cheillini, Gianluigi Buffon, Pavel Nedved, David Trezeguet, Alessandro Del Piero and Mauro Camoranesi remained, but some big names were sold for very cheap prices. Patrick Vieira (midfielder) sold to Inter for £6.5m – Under Roberto Mancini, Vieira won two league titles at Inter and one under Jose Mourinho before, at 33, he moved to Man City in 2010 to play under Mancini again. 7 7 Lilian Thuram (defender) sold to Barcelona for £4.5m – Thuram was 34 when Barcelona signed him and even though they were European champions, it wasn’t the Barca we know today. There were reports of dressing room unrest under Frank Rijkaard and Thuram retired in 2008 having been diagnosed with a heart condition. Gianluca Zambrotta (full-back) sold to Barcelona for £11m – Zambrotta joined Juve in 1999 and only spent two years in Spain before returning to Italy to play for Milan in 2008. The full-back joined along with Ronaldinho. Adrian Mutu (striker) sold to Fiorentina for £5.5m – At Fiorentina he began well and both Mutu and Luca Toni formed a good partnership, top scoring with 16 goals each. However, in 2010 he was banned for nine months for doping and later sold to Cesena in 2011. Manager Fabio Capello resigned and took over at Real Madrid – This was Capello’s second spell in charge of Real Madrid and it was successful even if relations between player and manager didn’t always seem smooth. The club won the league in 2007 for the first time since 2003 but Capello was sacked. He later took the England manager job.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Council scholarships announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Six Ohio high school and college students have been selected to receive scholarships from the Ohio Ag Council. The scholarships, each totaling $1,500, were awarded for the 2015-2016 school year.The students, each of whom is pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related area of study, were chosen based on their excellent academic record, outstanding leadership qualities, community involvement, and exceptional essay responses.“The Ohio Agricultural Council is pleased to provide scholarships to help students further their education. We recognize that the future of the farming community lies with the next generation of agriculture leaders,” said Jenny Hubble, OAC president. “We congratulate these young leaders on being selected to receive scholarships for the 2015-16 school year.”The high school student recipients and their hometowns are:• Abby Motter, Mansfield• Mikayla Storck, New Carlisle• Emily Kreinbrink, LeipsicThe college student recipients and their hometowns are:• Clint Gasser, Creston• Taylor Klass, Worthington• Christine Balint, HuronThe students will be recognized at OAC’s annual Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame Awards Program on Aug. 7 at the Ohio State Fair. As part of the award, the scholarship recipients will also receive a one-year complimentary membership in the Council.For more information visit www.OhioAgCouncil.com.last_img read more

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SeaRose FPSO vessel allowed to return to work on offshore oilfield for

first_imgST.JOHN’S, N.L. – Husky Energy Inc.’s SeaRose FPSO vessel has been cleared by the regulator to return to duty gathering, storing and offloading crude oil from an oilfield off the Newfoundland and Labrador coast.The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board says it has withdrawn the suspension ordered nine days ago following actions by Husky, which include “significant organizational changes,” specifically citing the appointment of Trevor Pritchard as senior vice-president, Atlantic region, in place of his predecessor, Malcolm Maclean.It also commends Husky for completing an emergency response drill, observed by the board, as well as reviewing and improving its ice management and emergency response plans.The board suspended the floating production, storage and offloading vessel based on preliminary results of an inquiry into an incident a year ago when it failed to follow protocol and sail away as an iceberg entered its 0.25-nautical-mile ice exclusion area.In a presentation at an industry conference on Wednesday, Husky CEO Rob Peabody said he didn’t know when the suspension would be lifted but he was confident it wouldn’t affect production guidance for this year.The suspension interrupted production of about 38,000 barrels of oil per day, with about 27,000 bpd net to Husky as 70 per cent owner.Companies in this story: (TSX:HSE)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had an incorrect date for an industry conference presentation.last_img read more

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Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein to retire by year end – report

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein has started plans to retire and could do so as soon as the end of this year, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.However, Blankfein distanced himself from the Journal’s story, joking on Twitter, “I feel like Huck Finn listening to his own eulogy.”Blankfein, 63, has run Goldman since 2006, and ran the New York firm through the housing market bubble and subsequent financial crisis. The firm also became a target of intense populist anger during the Great Recession. It emerged from the crisis transformed, focusing less on risky trading and is now exploring new businesses like consumer loans.The two people considered as candidates to replace Blankfein are Harvey Schwartz and David Solomon, who share the position as chief operating officer, the Journal said, citing undisclosed sources. Both Schwartz and Solomon have been considered successors to Blankfein in the past in reports.Discussions on whether Blankfein would step down heated up a few years ago when he was diagnosed with lymphoma. He successfully underwent radiation and chemotherapy and has publicly said he considers himself cured.Gary Cohn, who previously was Goldman’s chief operating officer, left last year to become chief economic adviser to President Donald Trump. He was considered at the time as the most likely successor to Blankfein. However, the Journal reported that Goldman is not looking beyond Schwartz or Solomon.Cohn resigned his position at the White House earlier this week and is not expected to return to Goldman.Blankfein is one of only a couple big Wall Street CEOs who ran their firms before the financial crisis and still are at the helms today. Bank of America, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo have all replaced their CEOs over the years. All who remain are Blankfein and Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.Blankfein in his later years has become more outspoken about his views. He has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration on immigration and diversity issues and typically uses his own Twitter account to weigh in on public issues. Along with his Mark Twain reference, Blankfein said on Twitter about the reports, “It’s @WSJ’s announcement … not mine.”A Goldman Sachs Group Inc. spokesman declined to comment on the report.last_img read more

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AeconFlatironDragadosEBC Partnership awarded 16 billion Site C contract

first_imgThis portion of the contract will be responsible for the placement of approximately 700,000 cubic metres of reinforced concrete, and 34,000 tonnes of rebar. The Partnership has signed a project labour agreement that includes unions from the BC Building Trades. Hydro says the agreement will prioritize hiring local and Indigenous workers, with a goal of having up to 25 percent of the GSS workforce being made up of apprentices.According to BC Hydro, the contractor will mobilize to the site this spring, with the work taking place over a five-year period. The Crown Corporation estimates there will be approximately 1,600 people working on this portion of the project at the peak of construction in 2021.In addition to the generating station and spillways civil works contract, BC Hydro has awarded two other Site C contracts. Nanaimo-based F&M Installations Ltd. was awarded the $33-million contract to build the Site C substation, while REEL COH Inc. was awarded the contract to design, build and commission the dam’s powerhouse bridge and gantry cranes for $23 million. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Hydro announced this morning that it has awarded the contract for the Site C dam’s generating station and spillways civil works, along with two other project contracts.BC Hydro signed the generating station and spillways civil works contract with the Aecon-Flatiron-Dragados-EBC Partnership. The contract is valued at $1.6 billion and falls within the project’s revised budget of $10.7 billion.The contract for Site C’s generating station and spillways is the second-largest of the project’s contracts. As part of the contract, Hydro says the AFDE Partnership will build the civil works associated with the powerhouse, penstocks, spillways and power intakes.last_img read more

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Food Carnival you cant afford to miss

first_imgGastronomes get ready because the Culinary Art India is back and this time it promises to be bigger, better and tastier. Hosted by the Indian Culinary Forum and Hospitality First in association with ITPO, the 14th edition of annual food event will be a five-day affair starting from March 12 (today). Food enthusiasts will be seen making a beeline for Lounge B, Gate No 1, Pragati Maidan where the culinary festival will be staged alongside Aahar International Fair. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainOne of the most loved food-related festivals, Culinary Art India is known for its thrilling competitions among the chefs in different categories like Plated Appetizers, Contemporary Sushi Platter, Plated Desserts, Authentic Indian Regional Cuisine, etc. This year too, chefs – experienced and newcomers – will lock horns to win coveted prizes at the Indian Culinary Art Challenge. Hundreds of senior and apprentice chefs from across the country are gearing up to compete on an internationally-modeled platform at this mega food carnival. Visitors will also get to witness the display of culinary excellence by renowned chefs. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardBudding chefs would be delighted to know that the Indian Culinary Forum has decided to open up more categories for them in this edition. Till last year, there was only one category open for students but the keeping in mind the number of participants and their incredible skills and talent, the CAI will now allow them to compete in three more categories including plated appetizers, three course set dinner menu, desserts and enthusiastic hobby cooks categories. By hosting this annual festival, the CAI aims to establish a professional platform where culinary professionals across India can display their individual and combined skills and creative talent, and also learn, share experiences and collaborate with each other in a purely businesslike and competitive environment. The event that culminates on March 16 will recognise and felicitate excellence in the culinary art in India and the competitions will be judged by renowned chefs. Noted Chef Satish Arora will be presiding as the Chairperson of the jury in this year’s competitions while Chef Sireesh Saxena will be the organising secretary. Chef Devinder Kumar, President, Indian Culinary Forum said, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce the 14th Culinary Art India, a professional culinary challenge where chefs are given a platform to demonstrate their culinary skills as well as help them improve to meet international standards. I would like to assure all participants and members of total transparency through structured rules, regulations, systems and panel of WACS certified judges.” Chef Vivek Saggar, General Secretary of Indian Culinary Forum said, “This year’s event will be the biggest ever with newly added categories and an expanded competition venue, to be accredited by a panel of internationally acclaimed judges. The budding chefs, who are the future of the industry, especially will get more opportunities to compete and win.” Culinary Art India 2019 challenge will see the participation of chefs in 14 different categories.last_img read more

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