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Division Of Elections Extend Deadline To Certify Election Results

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first_imgThe State Ballot Review Board will continue its work over the weekend in Juneau, with the new target date for certification for the 2018 Primary is Tuesday, September 4. State Elections Director Josie Bahnke: “While the Division’s goal was to certify this weekend, we are working to ensure we give every detail the attention it needs to make sure Alaskans can feel fully confident in our final tally of the results.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State Ballot Review Board is continuing to review the 2018 Primary election results before they can be certified by the Director of the Division of Elections. On Friday, DOE did a final 10-day count of absentee and questioned ballots by review boards and the Director’s Office is still waiting on more election materials to arrive. The Division will update results today and once again online once the election is certified. As part of the election certification process, the Division also performed a hand-count verification of 5% of the ballots cast at the polls in each of the state’s 40 house districts. Verification is done to ensure that the state’s ballot tabulation system accurately counted and reported election results.last_img read more

Catalyst Paper Will Undergo Recapitalization

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first_imgIn what appears to be a direct result of the paper industry’s continued struggle, British Columbia-based manufacturer Catalyst Paper will move forward with a recapitalization transaction to correct its current financial situation. According to a company statement, the improved capital structure will eliminate $315.4 million of Catalyst’s debt.In addition to the significant reduction, the restructuring is approved by the companies’ creditors with the hope of “enhanced flexibility to respond to the downturn in the market for paper, newsprint and pulp”. Catalyst is working with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for legal counsel, and Perella Weinberg Partners will be the company’s financial advisors through the recapitalization.Upon the plan’s completion, which will be carried out under the Canada Business Corporations Act, a new board of directors will be appointed for Catalyst Papers. A move like this is not surprising, considering the currently volatile state of the paper industry. Paper demand has declined, as magazine’s print properties still have not made a full recovery from the recession. The digital draw to tablets and other mobile devices also presents a conundrum for an industry largely based on supplying print supplies to magazines. While many publishers expected prices to drop as demand for paper has, the reality is that supply is still meeting demand, according to paper industry insiders.After January 14’s initial announcement, Catalyst released another statement today reasserting the consensual restructuring process, as opposed to “certain media reports” of bankruptcy proceedings.Catalyst operates four mills between British Columbia and Arizona, with a collective annual production capacity of 1.9 million tons.last_img read more

Mark Zuckerbergs personal security chief accused of sexual harassment

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first_img Tags 0 Tech Industry Internet Services Share your voice 5:10 Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Facebook co-founder: Time to break up the social network Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief has been accused of making racist comments abut Priscilla Chan, the Facebook CEO’s Asian-American wife. Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief has been accused of sexual harassment and making racist statements about Priscilla Chan, the Facebook CEO’s Asian-American wife, Business Insider reported Thursday.One of the accusers is a former employee of Zuckerberg’s household staff, while the other is a former executive assistant to the security chief, Liam Booth, BI reported. Lawyers representing the pair have sent letters regarding the allegations to the law firm representing the companies that provide security and support for the Zuckerberg family, BI reported.The letters accuse Booth, a former Secret Service agent, with “pervasive discriminatory conduct,” “horrific levels of sexual harassment and battery” and fostering an environment in which staff were repeatedly subjected to racist, homophobic and transphobic diatribes, BI reported.The report didn’t identify the accusers because they’re alleged victims of sexual harassment.One of the letters, sent by the law firm The Bloom Firm, alleges Booth made racist remarks about Chan’s driving ability in front of the household staffer, saying, “She’s a woman and Asian, and Asians have no peripheral vision,” while using his fingers to pull the skin near his eyes to the side, BI reported.Booth also made racist comments to the security staffer, according to the letter, saying that he “didn’t trust black people” and “white lives matter more than black lives,” BI reported. A spokesman for Zuckerberg’s family office said an investigation is underway and that Booth is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”The family office takes complaints of workplace misconduct very seriously and our human resources team promptly investigates all such matters. The allegations against Liam Booth were brought to the office’s attention for the first time by The Bloom Firm after both former employees had left employment by the family office and engaged legal counsel,” the spokesman said. “As soon as The Bloom Firm presented these allegations, the family office engaged Munger, Tolles & Olson, an outside law firm, to conduct an investigation of all allegations made by The Bloom Firm to determine whether the claims have merit.”Also named in the letter is Brian Mosteller, the managing director of Zuckerberg’s private office, who’s accused of failing to take action after being informed of the former staffers’ allegations, BI reported. There’s no allegation in the letters that Zuckerberg was aware of the alleged harassment.A representative for The Bloom Firm confirmed it’s representing the former employees but didn’t immediately have a comment to offer.Neither Booth nor Mosteller could immediately be reached for comment.The Zuckerberg family has properties in Palo Alto and Lake Tahoe, California; San Francisco and the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Facebook spent $20 million on personal security for Zuckerberg and his family last year, the social media giant revealed last month in an SEC filing. Post a comment Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Stalker stabs nurse to death in broad daylight

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first_imgMap of ThakurgaoA young nurse was stabbed to death by a stalker at Madrasa Para village of Salandar union in Sadar upazila of Thakurgaon on Thursday.The deceased is Tanzina Akhter, 20, daughter of Hamid Ali of the village and a nurse of Grameen Eye Hospital in the city.Ashiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Thakurgaon Sadar police station, said a youth named Arman Hossain Jibon waylaid Tanzina and stabbed her severely when she was going to the hospital at 8.30am on 20 June, reports UNB.Hearing her screams, locals rushed in and rescued Tanzina. She was taken to Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital where doctors referred her to Rangpur Medical College Hospital. Tanzina AkhterShe succumbed to her injuries at the hospital on Thursday morning.Tanzina’s father Hamid Ali alleged that Jibon used to stalk different girls in the area. As Tanzina protested at the stalking, Jibon stabbed her.Police arrested Jiban after a case was filed with Thakurgaon Sadar police station.last_img read more

Oil Industry Expects New Energy Policies From Trump Administration

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first_imgHPM ArchiveDonald Trump, the newly elected president of the USA, could implement new energy policies. X Donald Trump gave speeches saying that America’s energy potential remains untapped — a problem he says is “totally self-inflicted.” Jason Bennett is an energy specialist at Houston-based law firm Baker-Botts.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016 “When he talks about energy, he’s really talking about jobs. And I think he understands, as a lot of people do in the energy business, that oil and gas and mining — these are good sources of high-wage middle class jobs.”     Trump has been proposing scrapping regulations that he says are “outdated, unnecessary or bad for workers.” “And the EPA is a lot more active under President Obama and I think that everyone expects, really, that President-elect Trump’s administration over the course of time will look less to sort of shutting down the industry and regulating it, and more on promoting it and trying to develop it.” President Bush was friendly to the oil industry, but production fell during his two terms. President Obama increased regulations, but Forbes magazine says the rise in oil production is the largest in history.Bennett says benefits from new policies would be immediate, but others might take longer. “Investment in the energy business is a long cycle. To start construction in these large-scale facilities — let’s say a refinery — would take a number of years to build.” But Bennett says new energy policies will lead to energy expansions. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:25center_img Share Listenlast_img read more

AKAs to Host 15th Annual Scholarship Crabfest

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first_imgThe Upsilon Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host its 15th annual scholarship crabfeast on Aug. 22 from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, Md. For ticket information, please contact Tania Davis @upsilontauomega crabfeast@gmail.com.last_img

Let these games begin

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first_imgTheir houses of cards come crashing down when a dysfunctional married couple invites their friends over for a night of ‘friendly’ competition. Life as you know it may never be the same again. And there is the problem of Kenneth. Cross is a multi-award–winning actor and playwright, brings you The Game Night. In just five years of theatrical experience, he has played major roles in plays by authors ranging from Shakespeare to Dario Fo, as well as his own original work. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’His first original play, The Coming Out, not only became a local sensation at the 2011 Short+Sweet theatre festival in Delhi, but also won him the Best New Talent award for acting and writing. In addition, the play went on to be performed in five different cities across the world, winning five awards in Bangalore and one in Sydney.Since then, he has penned five original plays, all of which have been critically appraised at various workshops and performed as dramatized readings.Now, Cross plans to revolutionize the Delhi theatre scene through his company: Zorian Cross Productions.  With the aim of promoting original work and discovering and nurturing fresh talent, Cross plans to conquer the world one round of applause at a time.DETAILAt: Akshara Theatre, Baba Kharak Singh Marg On Till: 27 and 28 Aprillast_img read more

Animal Resource dept asks district officials to bolster vigil at dump yards

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first_imgKolkata: The Animal Resource Development Department (ARD) directed its concerned officials in districts, to maintain a proper vigil at dump yards in their respective areas.The direction has been given to avoid incidents like the one that happened at Budge Budge in South 24-Parganas, in which two youths were arrested when found chopping off meat from carcasses of dead animals.According to the sources in the ARD department, directions have been given to the deputy directors posted in districts. They have been directed to maintain a strict vigil, so that such an incident doesn’t take place again.The officials in the district have also received direction to prepare a list, containing details of all the dump yards in their respective areas and to intensify the vigil. The officials would also ask local people to inform them, if they find anyone attempting to carry out any such activities.However, the top brass of the ARD department is also waiting for the report of the police, containing their findings in connection with the incident that took place at Budge Budge. The police are probing the incident, in which local people caught two youths chopping off meat from carcasses of dead animals and handed them over to the police after beating them up.The police are trying to ascertain the exact reason why they were chopping off meat from dead animals. They have questioned the duo in this connection.last_img read more