Rep. Eastman is sole lawmaker to vote against honoring black soldiers

first_imgHistory | Interior | Military | Southcentral | State GovernmentRep. Eastman is sole lawmaker to vote against honoring black soldiersApril 6, 2017 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Historian Lael Morgan said the 10,000 U.S. soldiers who built the Alaska Highway included about 3,500 African-American troops, who mainly worked from Alaska southward into Canada. (Photo by U.S. Army/University of Alaska archives)All but one lawmaker voted to back new legislation that names Oct. 25 as African American Soldiers’ Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day.All 19 senators who were present and 39 of the 40 House members voted for Senate Bill 46.Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, left, speaks during a House Minority press availability on Thursday. Eastman defended his vote against African American Soldiers’ Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Wasilla Republican Rep. David Eastman on Wednesday was the only lawmaker to vote no.He said the state shouldn’t single out black soldiers.“To create a new state law before there’s been an opportunity to recognize all Alaskan veterans who gave their lives building the highway – I think it’s premature,” Eastman said.Researchers found that many black soldiers helped build the highway in 1942, six years before the military was integrated.Palmer Republican Rep. DeLena Johnson said the bill recognizes that African-Americans were singled out for unfair treatment.“We should recognize mistakes that we’ve made in the past and to ignore them would be a mistake,” she said.Johnson noted that many black soldiers who wanted to fight in World War II weren’t allowed to do so. She added that those who built the highway contributed to Alaska’s history.“The racial division was already made,” she said. “The government made that racial division.”Eastman said two wrongs don’t make a right. He replied to a question from a reporter about his views on race by citing his service in the Army and Army Reserve.“I wore a green uniform for 12 years and green was what we looked at,” he said. “The rest we didn’t, and it worked very well.”The bill now heads to Gov. Bill Walker’s desk for his signature.Share this story:last_img read more

Eurozone prices bounce back as deflation ends

first_img whatsapp The Eurozone has escaped deflation, officials figures yesterday confirmed.Annual inflation in the Eurozone was zero per cent in April, according to Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office. It means that prices of goods and services typically consumed by households were the same price in April as a year earlier. The data, which is in line with an earlier estimate, put an end to four months of falling prices in the currency union.Months of weak inflation finally turned negative late last year following a sharp drop in global oil prices. However, inflation remains negative in many individual Eurozone members, with Greece and Cyprus experiencing rates of minus 1.8 and minus 1.7 per cent, respectively. The European Central Bank (ECB) launched a major bond buying programme in March in order to inject cash into the economy and boost spending. It hopes that the programme will bring inflation back to its target of close to, but still below, two per cent. However, the upturn in inflation appears to be largely due to oil prices reversing their recent decline.Annual energy inflation rose to minus 5.8 per cent from minus six per cent in March. Economists now believe inflation will have a higher chance of increasing during the rest of the year, rather than falling back below zero per cent.“Although oil prices should continue to increase later this year, the price growth will be moderate,” said economist Tomas Holinka from Moody’s Analytics. Another factor that could cause inflation to pick up is the euro’s exchange rate. “The weakening euro, which has depreciated around 20 per cent against the dollar since March 2014, will likely push up import prices, contributing to higher inflation,” Holinka added. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTotal PastAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongTotal PastOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Express Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Kevin Can F**k Himself’ TV Review: Annie Murphy Blows Up the Idea of aThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Express KCS Tuesday 19 May 2015 8:50 pm Eurozone prices bounce back as deflation ends Tags: Eurozone Eurozone inflationlast_img read more

Deputies find gator hanging out near Charlotte County home

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Security camera captures moment 2 Charlotte County burglars realized they were on tape June 16, 2021 FOOTAGE: Casual candle thieves nab $1,200 in merchandise June 14, 2021 One arrested, two on the run in blundered Charlotte County burglary June 16, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentscenter_img DNA identifies long-unknown victim found during Hog Trail Killer investigation June 13, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Charlotte County RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Homeowners in Charlotte County had a surprise visitor this week.A small gator decided to hang out around a home on Edgewater Drive, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Once on scene, deputies directed the gator safely back to a nearby canal. “#wewarnedya #floridathings 🐊🐊🐊🐊,” CCSO said in a Facebook post. last_img read more

Middle of next decade before housing market settles, says AIB economist

first_img By Steven Miller – 12th March 2019 Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp “There is pent up demand,” he added, “and it’ll be close to the middle of the next decade before it settles”.“Supply is picking up,” he said, “but it’s a slow burner.”The increased supply in the coming years “should contain pressure on prices” but it will “be the middle of the next decade before supply and demand become more closely aligned”.While house completions were up by 25% year on year in 2018, there was still only just over 18,000 units completed. Commencements were up 28% to 22,500 and there was a 70% year-on-year increase in planning permissions granted but it’s coming from a low base.There is a need for 1,000 to 1,500 units per year in the midlands counties of Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Longford to meet demand.Last year in Laois there were just over 200 although Donal Brennan, Director of Services at Laois County Council, later explained that they had delivered 137 social units, which was greater than their target of 76 under the Rebuilding Ireland plan where the aim is to have 627 more social homes delivered by 2021.Mr Fahey added that mortgage lending is up 20% but there has been a slowdown in approvals following a tightening of guidelines from Central Bank.Nationally, house prices were up 83% in December 2018 from what they were in March 2013. In Dublin prices were up 95% from what they were in February 2012 while in the midlands house prices are up 87% from their lowest prices.Nationally, however, house prices are still 18% below the peak levels they were at in 2007.Speaking generally, he said that “confidence remains at a high level, but it has dipped back”. “Ireland is particularly sensitive to Brexit,” added Mr Fahey.He also highlighted that there is “strong consistent growth in retail sales” and unemployment rates are in decline.“The Irish economy is growing strongly but you’re always going to get a slowdown.”The AIB Residential Property Outlook Lunch also included presentations from Alice Hynes, Head of Homes for the bank for Laois, Offaly and Kildare as well Liz Reid, AIB’s Mortgage Manager for this area.Portlaoise branch manager Adrian Cummins and John Connolly, whose role is in business banking, were also in attendance.SEE ALSO – For Sale: ‘Tremendous opportunity’ as Portlaoise pub comes on the market for €295,000 with Elite Estate Agents Facebook Middle of next decade before housing market settles, says AIB economist Donal Brennan (Director of Services at Laois County Council), Adrian Cummins (AIB branch manager, Portlaoise), Alice Hynes (AIB Head of Homes, Laois-Offaly-Kildare), Liz Reid (AIB Mobile Mortgage Manager, Laois-Offaly-Kildare), John Fahey (AIB Senior Economist), John Connolly (AIB Business Banking) at the AIB Residential Property Outlook Lunch in the Midlands Park Hotel A senior economist with AIB believes it will be the middle of the next decade before the housing market settles.John Fahey, a senior economist with AIB, was speaking at the bank’s annual Residential Property Outlook Lunch in the Midlands Park Hotel last week which was attended by most of the auctioneers in the Laois area.Explaining that house completions are still running way below the annual demand of 35,000 units per year, he said it’s “likely to be 2021 before output rises to over 30,000”. Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Home News Business Middle of next decade before housing market settles, says AIB economist NewsBusinesscenter_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, March 12, 2019Next articleLaois hurling boss reflects on league campaign and looks ahead to Joe McDonagh Cup Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. WhatsApp GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAdrian CumminsAIBAIB PortlaoiseBrexitJohn Fahey last_img read more

Two local soccer clubs set to clash in Parish Cup for very worthy cause

first_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter GAA Pinterest Facebook GAA Home Sport Soccer Two local soccer clubs set to clash in Parish Cup for very… SportSoccer Two local soccer clubs are set to contest the Tommy Carroll Memorial Cup on Sunday December 29.Neighbours Round Tower Rovers, of Timahoe, and Stradbally Town will go head to head in Timahoe at 1pm.The Parish Cup, named in honour of the late Tommy Carroll, will be up for grabs. And the two clubs have come together to play the match as a fundraiser.All proceeds raised from the game will be donated to the Autism Units in both Timahoe NS and St Colman’s NS.Stradbally Town play in the Combined Counties Football League and enjoyed a brilliant 2019 as they won the Division 2 Cup and reached the John Farrell CCFL Cup Final for the first time in their history.This season has seen them field two teams with their A side playing in Division 1 while their B team are in Division 3A of the CCFL.After being formed in 1990, Round Towers Rovers disbanded in 2008 but returned to the playing field in September 2018. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results TAGSRound Tower RoversStradbally Town RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Two local soccer clubs set to clash in Parish Cup for very worthy cause Pinterest Previous article2019 Remembered: Clearing up the confusion surrounding the new age grades in GAANext article2019 Remembered: Local woman proud to open new salon in Portarlington LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp GAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th December 2019 Manager Brian Oxley and chairman Damien McArdle reignited the club with the help of John Quigley along with the former members of the original Round Tower Rovers FC trustees, of Pat Smith, James Daly and Padraig Culliton.Round Tower Rovers returned with an U-18 team in 2018 and entered the Carlow League.They remained in that league this season but have now got a senior side who are in Division 2.Entry to the game is €5 and food will be served in Ramsbottom’s Bar in Timahoe after the game with live music also.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Huge crowds turn out again for annual St Stephen’s Day walk in Clonaslee 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Inter-Korean Footballing Cooperation

first_imgNews News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News SHARE By Daily NK – 2012.03.13 10:40am Inter-Korean Footballing Cooperation There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest center_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China [imText1]last_img read more

Trade Trumps Kim Jong Il’s Commemoration

first_img News NewsEconomy AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] By Daily NK – 2014.12.15 5:18pm SHARE Facebook Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News Daily NK has learned that the SinuijuCustoms House, the main portal to and from Dandong, plans to continueoperations on December 17th, the upcoming date marking three years since KimJong Il’s death. Surprisingly, no official mourning period has been declared by the state, despite the third anniversary of a death being the most significant in traditional Korean grieving culture, nor are any plans for large-scale proceedings on the horizon.“We’re coming up on three years since KimJong Il’s death, but there’s been no declaration of an official mourningperiod, and trade with China is as active as ever,” a source in North PyonganProvince told the Daily NK on December 12th. “The 17th won’t be any different.”“The third anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s passing is a domestic political event, but trade is an important part of transactions based on trust with the international community, the source explained as to possible reason for the divergence from the past.Compared to widespread events memorializing the death of the former leader NorthKorea saw the two previous years, the source reports that this year, any related events will take place within a decidedly subdued atmosphere; this is especially true for the customs office, which lacks any detectable trace of a commemorative mood, according to the source.“Onthe 17th at the customs office, they’ll stand in front of Kim Jong Il’sportrait for a brief moment of commemorative contemplation, and then keep onwith their work. Trade vehicles will continue to pour in from China regardlessof any type of official call for mourning,” she explained.The trade hub suspended operations on both the first and secondanniversaries of Kim Jong Il’s death and all residents were required to take part in commemorative events honoring the former leader.As to Kim Jong Eun’s decision to eschew a formal mourning period for his father, the source asserted, “It seems like he’s trying to foster loyalty from residents, who usuallycomplain about unnecessary events such as official grieving edicts.”“He’salso likely hoping to procure as much foreign currency as possible for thestability of the regime,” she surmised. “Kim Jong Eun’s political style seems lessabout empty formalities and vanities, and more about stressing actual profits.” Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again Trade Trumps Kim Jong Il’s Commemorationlast_img read more

SEC names ombudsman

first_img SEC names new top cop Facebook LinkedIn Twitter OSC vice-chair’s position extended to 2022 Related news OSC adds vice chair, commissioner The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Friday appointed its first ombudsman, who will be charged with resolving issues between retail investors and regulators. The SEC said Tracey McNeil will become the agency’s first ombudsman on Sept. 22. She is currently a senior counsel in the SEC’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI). Before that, she spent three years in the SEC’s corporate finance division, and time in private law practice. center_img James Langton Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Under the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC was required to create an ombudsman to serve as a liaison in resolving problems that retail investors have with the either the SEC or industry self-regulatory organizations. The ombudsman will also establish safeguards to maintain the confidentiality of communications with investors. “Investors will soon discover that Tracey McNeil is a person who cares deeply about their concerns,” said Rick Fleming, the first head of the SEC’s Office of the Investor Advocate. “In addition, her strong securities law background, solid legal and analytical skills, sound judgment, and well-established relationships with other offices and stakeholders will serve us well as we move forward in fulfilling our statutory mandate.”last_img read more

Information and tech appointments at Sun Life, National Bank

first_img IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media PenderFund names new SVP for investments Related news Sun Life Financial Inc. and National Bank of Canada have made changes to senior information and technology roles.Toronto-based Sun Life said Thursday that Laura Money will take over from Mark Saunders as the firm’s senior vice-president and chief information officer on June 29. TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning CETFA elects new board leader Money comes to Sun Life from CIBC, where she was senior vice-president and CIO, corporate centre technology. Saunders will retire at the end of April next year, a release said.Montreal-based National Bank said Julie Lévesque will be the new executive vice-president, information technology, starting June 1.Lévesque was previously National Bank’s senior vice-president, IT delivery strategy. She’s taking over the top IT role from Dominique Fagnoule, who is retiring in October, a release said. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter new memo employee appointment notice promotion bartpeereboom/123RF Keywords AppointmentsCompanies National Bank of Canada, Sun Life Financial Inc. last_img read more

PeaceHealth Southwest accepting supply donations

first_imgPeaceHealth Southwest accepting supply donationsPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, March 25, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 Needed supplies include lab testing supplies, personal protective equipment and sanitization suppliesVANCOUVER — PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has implemented a process to collect supplies from the community for use in treating patients with COVID-19. Needed supplies include:Lab testing supplies (swabs, reagent, transport media)Personal protective equipment (PPE; masks, gowns, face shields)Sanitization suppliesPeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has implemented a process to collect supplies from the community for use in treating patients with COVID-19. Photo by Mike SchultzPeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has implemented a process to collect supplies from the community for use in treating patients with COVID-19. Photo by Mike SchultzIf you would like to donate any of these supplies, send a description and your contact information to [email protected] and you will be contacted.Additionally, the PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation has established a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. Online donations are being accepted to support local medical needs during this time at www.peacehealth.org/foundation/sw-washington/donate-nowAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyCovid-19Vancouvershare 0 Previous : ‘Say it with flowers’ — Woodland bulb farm donates thousands of flowers to hospitals Next : Clark County Public Works to close playground structuresAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more