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Press Release: Police Probe Recent Homicide

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Source: winnfm.com

Police are investigating a shooting incident at “Ras Freeman” Liberta, which left a man believed to be in his 40’s dead.

The body, which is yet to be conclusively identified, was discovered around 2:30 am on Wednesday with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.

Circumstances surrounding the incident are yet sketchy; however, police have so far recovered several spent ammunition shells from the scene.

A silver Kia Sportage Jeep, believed to have been driven by the deceased was also found in the Orange Valley Area, and was taken to Police Headquarters.

A medical doctor arrived on the scene and pronounced him dead around 3:30 am.

Police are conducting further into the matter.

Meanwhile, Police are appealing to anyone with information concerning this incident to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913 or 462- 3914.

Press Release: The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for the US Increased in May

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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in May

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Expansion in Economic Activity Will Continue Through 2017

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NEW YORK, June 22, 2017

NEW YORK, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.3 percent in May to 127.0 (2010 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in April, and a 0.4 percent increase in March.

“The U.S. LEI continued on its upward trend in May, suggesting the economy is likely to remain on, or perhaps even moderately above, its long-term trend of about 2 percent growth for the remainder of the year, ” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “The improvement was widespread among the majority of the leading indicators except for housing permits, which declined again. And, the average workweek in manufacturing has recently shown no sign of improvement.”

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The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index(R) (CEI) for the U.S. increased 0.1 percent in May to 115.3 (2010 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in April, and a 0.1 percent increase in March.

The Conference Board Lagging Economic Index(R) (LAG) for the U.S. increased 0.1 percent in May to 124.2 (2010 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in April and a 0.2 percent increase in March.

About The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for the U.S.

The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. The leading, coincident, and lagging economic indexes are essentially composite averages of several individual leading, coincident, or lagging indicators. They are constructed to summarize and reveal common turning point patterns in economic data in a clearer and more convincing manner than any individual component — primarily because they smooth out some of the volatility of individual components.

The ten components of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) for the U.S. include:

Average weekly hours, manufacturing

Average weekly initial claims for unemployment insurance

Manufacturers’ new orders, consumer goods and materials

ISM(R) Index of New Orders

Manufacturers’ new orders, nondefense capital goods excluding aircraft orders

Building permits, new private housing units

Stock prices, 500 common stocks

Leading Credit Index(TM)

Interest rate spread, 10-year Treasury bonds less federal funds

Average consumer expectations for business conditions

For full press release and technical notes:

http://www.conference-board.org/data/bcicountry.cfm?cid=1

For more information about The Conference Board global business cycle indicators:

http://www.conference-board.org/data/bci.cfm

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE BOARD

The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. Winner of the Consensus Economics 2016 Forecast Accuracy Award (U.S.), The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States. www.conference-board.org

Summary Table of Composite Economic Indexes

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2017 6-month

Mar Apr May Nov to May

Leading Index 126.4 r126.6 r127.0 p

Percent Change 0.4 r0.2 r0.3 p2.3

Diffusion 50.0 60.0 85.0 75.0

Coincident Index 114.8 r115.2 115.3 p

Percent Change 0.1 r0.3 0.1 p1.1

Diffusion 87.5 100.0 87.5 100.0

Lagging Index 123.7 124.1 124.2 p

Percent Change 0.2 r0.3 0.1 p1.2

Diffusion 57.1 71.4 57.1 71.4

p Preliminary r Revised

Indexes equal 100 in 2010

Source: The Conference Board

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SOURCE The Conference Board

/CONTACT: For further information: Carol Courter, 212-339-0232, courter@conference-board.org, Jonathan Liu, 212-339-0257, jonathan.liu@conference-board.org

/Web site: http://www.conference-board.org

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June 22, 2017 10:15 ET (14:15 GMT)

Arsenal launched their new home kit along with a bizarre press release

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  • Arsenal launched their new home kit along with a bizarre press release
  • The new Puma strip was announced with a strange 10-line club statement
  • Amongst other peculiar lines, the press release bizarrely declared: ‘We are THE ones riding our motorbikes with Petr Cech’s helmet’
  • The confusing press release was shared and widely mocked on social media

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Arsenal have found a new way to earn the ire of social media with the bizarre press release that accompanied the announcement of their new kit.

The Gunners revealed their new Puma kit to much fanfare on Wednesday but the press release left many scratching their heads.

It included a strange poem cum mission statement with some baffling lines and an odd stress on the definitive article.

Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil launch Arsenal's new home 2017-18 kit

Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil launch Arsenal’s new home 2017-18 kit

The press release that came with the announcement included this bizarre statement

The press release that came with the announcement included this bizarre statement

Here are just a few of the stranger parts: ‘We are THE ones who always pick the cannon when we are playing Monopoly.

‘We are THE ones who call our uncle Arsene even if his name is John.

‘We are THE ones riding our motorbikes with Petr Cech’s helmet.’

Fansite Arseblog put together their own version of the Gunners' bizarre press release

Fansite Arseblog put together their own version of the Gunners’ bizarre press release

As is to be expected after such a gaffe, social media did not hold back in its response. 

Several responded with their own versions of the press release, including Arseblog and Sports Joe.

One of the better lines from Sports Joe read: ‘We are THE ones who continue to start Francis Coquelin in actual matches’.

Sports Joe also mocked up a response to the press release gaffe which was a little less kind

Sports Joe also mocked up a response to the press release gaffe which was a little less kind

With Arseblog declaring: ‘We are THE pizza that Cesc Fabregas threw at Alex Ferguson’.

Elsewhere the release was widely derided as cringey and embarrassing, with others questioning whether or not it was actually genuine.

Here are a selection of the better responses:  



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Press Release: The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for India Increased

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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for India Increased

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NEW YORK, June 21, 2017

NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) for India increased 0.3 percent in May 2017 to 105.9 (2010=100).

The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index(R) for India declined 0.8 percent in May 2017 to 109.8 (2010=100).

The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. The leading and coincident economic indexes are essentially composite averages of several individual leading or coincident indicators. They are constructed to summarize and reveal common turning point patterns in economic data in a clearer and more convincing manner than any individual component — primarily because they smooth out some of the volatility of individual components.

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The updated data tables can be found by clicking here.

The 2017 data release schedule is available here.

For more information about The Conference Board global business cycle indicators, click here.

About The Conference Board

The Conference Board is an independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States. www.conference-board.org.

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-conference-board-leading-economic-index-lei-for-india-increased-300477385.html

SOURCE The Conference Board

/CONTACT: Carol Courter (212) 339-0232 / courter@conference-board.org; Jonathan Liu (212) 339-0257 / jonathan.liu@conference-board.org

/Web site: http://www.conference-board.org

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June 21, 2017 09:15 ET (13:15 GMT)

Press Release: Flights Disruptions Due To Potential Tropical Cyclone

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ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA, June 19, 2017 – LIAT wishes to advise passengers of the following changes in the schedule due to the passage of potential Tropical Cyclone Two.

Please note that the following flights have been cancelled for today

LI 512 from Barbados to Guyana

LI 512 from Guyana to Barbados

LI 309 from St. Lucia to Port of Spain

LI 307 from Barbados to Grenada

LI 307 from Grenada to Trinidad

LI 393 from Barbados to Guyana

LI 737 from St. Vincent to Trinidad

LI 738 from Trinidad to St. Vincent

There may be further disruptions to LIAT’s schedule and any additional affected flights will be published in a subsequent advisory.

Passengers who have been affected will be allowed to rebook with the next two weeks with all change fees waived. We strongly advise our passengers to contact LIAT’s Call Centre for rebooking.

Reservations

1-888-844-LIAT (5428) Toll Free from destinations within the Caribbean Region Call Antigua 1-268-480-5601/2 from Other Countries 1-246 434 5428 from Barbados.

LIAT also wishes to advise that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to disruption caused by weather conditions, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation etc. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact the respective carriers.

LIAT regrets any inconvenience caused as a result of the passage of the storm.

A further advisory will be given at 4:00 p.m.

Press Release: Hatton Woman Convicted on Larceny Charge

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A 48yr-old woman was convicted and fined $1,200 in the St. Johns Magistrate’s Court, after she was found guilty of Larceny and Unlawful Possession.

Deborah Andall of Hatton appeared before Chief Magistrate Walsh on Monday charged with Larceny of one hundred and forty-four pairs of cosmetic earrings, and Unlawful Possession of Five clocks, forty-one panels of curtain, twenty-nine curtain runners, three table cloths, five sheet sets, two pillow cases, eight Cushion cases, five teddy bears, Christmas decorations, a pair of sneakers, and a pair slippers. She pleaded guilty to both charges and was fined $700 forthwith on the charge of Larceny or 6 months in prison.

She was further fined an additional $500 forthwith on the charge of Unlawful Possession or 3 months in prison.

The Court heard that on Wednesday 7 th June, the Hatton resident went into a store on Market Street, and was caught on camera stealing a large quantity of cosmetic earrings.

The matter was reported to the police and she was arrested and taken into custody.

A warrant was executed inside her apartment at Hatton, and the items were found and seized by the police. At the conclusion of the matter, the Court ordered that the earrings be returned to the store owner and the rest of the items be handed over to the State.

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Asiamoney Offshore RMB Poll 2017: Press release

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© 2017  
Full resultsMethodology

Other findings:

  • HSBC overall winner for sixth year in a row
  • No change in top 5 ranking
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ reduces gap with Standard Chartered
  • China Construction Bank re-enters top 10
  • Offshore renminbi market going through a new phase
  • Renminbi depreciation leads to new challenges, but also opportunities

Detailed analysis of the results: “Can Anyone catch HSBC in RMB?”

Full results are available here

About the Offshore RMB Survey

Asiamoney’s sixth Offshore RMB Survey assessed the best offshore RMB services providers across the Asia-Pacific region, as voted by clients from around the world. Existing users of offshore RMB services, such as corporates, financial institutions and investors, were invited to participate in this survey.

Participants could vote in 11 categories. A total of 2,379 valid responses from 2,035 different companies were received across various industries, up 370 responses from last year’s results.

This survey will also appear in Asiamoney’s June print edition.

For more information regarding this and other Asiamoney surveys, please contact Harris Fan, head of Asiamoney surveys, harris.fan@asiamoney.com

Press Release: How Whites collude with Blacks to exclude Indians- Films on world-renowned Trinidadian Cultural …

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Trinidad and Tobago. June 19,2017:

A noted Anthropologist from Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Kumar Mahabir has brought to attention how Whites collude with Blacks to exclude or marginalize Indians in the media or academia. He has given several instances. He starts with the latest example of a couple of movies made on CLR James and the cites other examples.

Mahabir starts with his recent visit to London.  He attended a memorial lecture on CLR James on June 17, 2017, in London which was one of his many recent tributes to the legacy of this world-renowned Trinidadian cultural historian, cricket writer, and political activist. The lecture was organized in partnership with Hackney Unites, a local UK coalition for social justice.

Dr. Kumar Mahabir
Dr. Kumar Mahabir

Although James (1901 -1989) was a champion of Pan-Africanism, and was named Chair of the International African Friends of Ethiopia (IAFE), he was not averse to keeping Indians as his friends and colleagues in multi-ethnic Trinidad.

There are at least two films on James: Every Cook Can Govern: CLR James and the Canon (2013) and Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and Works of C.L.R. James (2016). The first film is based on a panel presentation in London entitled “Documenting the life, impact works of CLR James.”

The second film is a full-length documentary which reveals never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James himself. It is filmed in England and Trinidad. Both films highlight speakers who knew James and/or his works intimately.

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Informants/interviewees in the two films include Ceri Dingle (Co-director with Rob Harris), Claire Fox, Kenan Malik, Kent Worcester, Christian Hogsbjerg, Alan Hudson, Robert A. Hill, Selwyn R. Cudjoe, James Heartfield, Rachel Douglas, Scott McLemee, Paul Buhle, Roy McCree, Andrew Smith, Selma James and Darcus Howe.

ALSO READ: Hindus and Muslims at peace in Trinidad and Tobago: Strong need to convey Indian diaspora stories to the world 

What is noteworthy, says Mahabir, is that there are sixteen (16) luminaries speaking in these films, but not a single Indian was featured who knew James personally and/or through his work.

Any or some of the following living Indo-Trinidadians could have been included as an interviewee or presenter in any or both of the two films Every Cook Can Govern.

  • V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature, who wrote about James in The Middle Passage (2011 edition), The Way in The World and The Overcrowded Barracoon. James himself refers extensively to the correspondences between himself and Naipaul in James’ lesser-known book, Cricket (1986). Naipaul resides in England.
  • Emeritus Professor Clem Seecharan at London Metropolitan University, who wrote a chapter entitled, “Empire and Family in the Shaping of a West Indian Intellectual: The Young CLR James, a Preliminary Assessment.” The chapter is in his book, Finding Myself: Essays on Race, Politics, and Culture (2015). Seecharan appears fleetingly in one of the films but is not captured speaking.
  • Professor Frank M. Birbalsingh who wrote and published “The Literary Achievement of C.L.R. James” in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. 19, no.1 (1984).
  • Professor Kenneth Ramchand who interviewed James at the OWTU Guest House in San Fernando in Trinidad Tobago on September 5, 1980. The interview is archived on film in Banyan Productions. Ramchand also wrote the introduction to James’ only novel, Minty Alley.
  • Basdeo Panday, former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, who worked with CLR James to establish the Workers and Farmers Party (WFP). The Marxist political party contested the 1966 General Elections and failed to secure a seat. Panday lives in Trinidad but visits London regularly to spend time with his children.
  • Trevor Sudama who worked with James in the WFP which was organised by former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) leader, Stephen Maharaj.
  • Dr. Bishnu Ragoonath who compiled and edited a volume of essays entitled, Tribute to a Scholar: Appreciating C.L.R. James, published in 1990 in Kingston, Jamaica.
  • Raffique Shah who spoke to James (“Nello”) while the latter was lying in bed during his winter years at OWTU’s Hobson House in San Fernando. The conversations were published in the Express on September 29, 2012.
  • John Gaffar LaGuerre who wrote an essay entitled “The Evolution of the Political Thought of C.L.R. James” and published by the University of the West Indies (UWI) in 1972.

Thus, it emerges that not one of the nine (9) Indo-Caribbean persons above were included among the sixteen (16) speakers or interviewees in the two films. Naturally, the question arises: why?

The documentary film version of Every Cook can Govern was screened on March 21, 2017 in Trinidad at the Bocas Literary Festival, and would be screened again by The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) in September 2017.

Dr. Kumar Mahabir asserts that Whites have colluded with Blacks/Africans in Trinidad and elsewhere to exclude or marginalize Indians in advertisements in the print and electronic media, the CXC CSEC and CAPE syllabi, the Bocas Literary Festival, and in many other areas that should be investigated empirically and statistically.

In her research paper entitled “The Representation of Indians in the Education System of Trinidad and Tobago, 1845-1980,” historian Dr. Sherry-Ann Singh commented on the representation of Indians in textbooks for primary school children.

She wrote that these textbooks, written by Whites, included “many African Anansi folk tales, illustrations and pictures of African orientation, references to local creole food and practices. Neither Indian names nor characters were employed in any of the general illustrations. The very sparse inclusions of Indians both stereotyped and clearly situated Indians as the proverbial “other” in the society …”

These examples of Black-White collusion against Indians can be explained by Orientalism and Post-colonial theories.

Sharing similar Western and Christian cultural traits, Blacks have found common ground with Whites and off-Whites – the French Creoles and Syrians in Trinidad, and the Portuguese in Guyana. Both groups see (East) Indians/Asians as the “Other” because they belong to a Hindu and Muslim Indian cultural tradition, indicated at least by their last name. Despite class and religious differences among Indians, Orientalism theory explains why the Black-White alliance views Indians as a “homogeneous cultural entity.”

According to Orientalism and Post-colonialism theories, first conceptualized by Edward Said and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak respectfully, the Western world has developed a thought system that treats non-Christian culture as backward, exotic, uncivilized and inferior.

In some societies, minority White elites have used Blacks against Indians to retain economic dominance through the political strategy of divide and rule. The powerful White elites in Trinidad fear the threat of Indians to their control and supremacy in business, international trade, the professions, and education.

Blacks are more likely to embrace Whites than Indians which can be explained by Frantz Fanon in his seminal book, White Skin Black Masks (1952). Having lost most of their culture and religion through slavery, Blacks have tried to appropriate, imitate and adapt the culture, religion and behaviour of their former colonizers.

Note: Dr. Kumar Mahabir is a faculty at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. He acquired his Ph.D. Anthropology from the University of Florida and B.A., M.Phil., Literatures in English, University of the West Indies. 

 

 

Press Release: The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for Germany Increased

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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for Germany Increased

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NEW YORK, June 16, 2017

NEW YORK, June 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for Germany increased 0.4 percent in April 2017 to 109.8 (2010=100).

The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index(R) (CEI) for Germany decreased 0.1 percent in April 2017 to 108.0 (2010=100).

The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. The leading and coincident economic indexes are essentially composite averages of several individual leading or coincident indicators. They are constructed to summarize and reveal common turning point patterns in economic data in a clearer and more convincing manner than any individual component — primarily because they smooth out some of the volatility of individual components.

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The updated data tables can be found here.

The 2017 data release schedule is available here.

For more information about The Conference Board global business cycle indicators, click here.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE BOARD

The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. Winner of the Consensus Economics 2016 Forecast Accuracy Award (U.S.), The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States. www.conference-board.org

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-conference-board-leading-economic-index-lei-for-germany-increased-300475240.html

SOURCE The Conference Board

/CONTACT: Carol Courter (212) 339-0232 / courter@conference-board.org; Jonathan Liu (212) 339-0257 / jonathan.liu@conference-board.org

/Web site: http://www.conference-board.org

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June 16, 2017 09:45 ET (13:45 GMT)

City of Abilene apologizes for error in Movies in the Park press release

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City of Abilene apologizes for error in Movies in the Park press release





ABILENE, Texas – A few dozen people showed up to Cobb Park for the city of Abilene’s Movies in the Park event, but close to 100 showed up at another park thinking the event was held there based on information given in a city news release.

The Parks and Recreation Department did post an image earlier Friday with the correct information, saying the event was being held at Cobb Park. But a media release sent by city spokesperson Alaisha Guerra states that the event was being held at the Rose Park Amphitheater.

We and other news outlets reported the information sent in the media release. Many at Rose Park told KTXS that they weren’t happy about the confusion.

We reached out to Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna for a statement to Abilene residents. He said, “It’s unfortunate that the information was wrong, and we will do better. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused some of you.”