Michigan couple dies hours apart after 56 years of marriage, family says

first_imgWill and Judy Webb, both 77 years old, died just hours apart while holding hands on March 6, 2019. They spent their final hours together in hospice care after both battling a series of health complications. https://t.co/EZAyd63avQ— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) March 22, 2019A Michigan couple who rarely spent a day apart after 56 years of marriage died on the same day in the hospital.They first connected at the age of 14, according to WXYZ. When Will Webb enlisted in the U.S. military, Judy Webb would write letters to him, their daughter said.“They just became friends and have been together ever since,” MaryBeth Webb said.Later, Will Webb worked nights as a printer and Judy Webb worked days at a local hospital. She would stay up late to wait for him to get home every night.MaryBeth Webb said her parents are the reason her family is tight-knit.“We just had a lot of fun — a lot of good times,” MaryBeth Webb said.The couple rarely spent a day apart before their health started to decline late last year, their daughter said.In December, Judy Webb’s health began to suffer following a medical procedure that “basically didn’t go well,” MaryBeth Webb told The News-Herald. She suffered from an infection that almost killed her on New Year’s Eve and was then transported to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she remained on a ventilator, their daughter told the Southgate-based newspaper.The next day, Will Webb collapsed from exhaustion, The News-Herald reported.“My dad — seeing her like that — it was too much for him,” MaryBeth Webb told the newspaper. “From that point on, everything that happened to her happened to him in a different place.”When Judy Webb spiked a fever, so did her husband. When she began to suffer from congestion, he got pneumonia, and their health failures continued to parallel each other’s until they died, their daughter said.After Will Webb was put into hospice care, his wife requested that she be placed there too.On the day they died, their beds had been pushed together and they were holding hands, MaryBeth Webb told WXYZ. Will Webb died at 2 a.m., and Judy Webb died just hours later, their daughter said.She continued, “When my dad died, my mom just kind of – she wasn’t responsive at all, verbally — but you could see her pick up her hand and she was rubbing my dad’s hand like, ‘I’ll be there soon.’”MaryBeth Webb said her parents “didn’t want to live without each other,” describing their relationship as “a great love story.”“I’m happy that they went together and don’t have to suffer losing each other, but it’s still hard,” MaryBeth Webb told The News-Herald.The couple leaves behind three daughters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, according to their obituary.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock(Southgate, Mich.) — A Michigan couple who rarely spent a day apart after 56 years of marriage died on the same day in the hospital.Judy and Will Webb of Southgate, Mich., both 77, were holding hands before they died in a hospice center on March 6, their daughter, MaryBeth Webb, told ABC Detroit affiliate WXYZ.They first connected at the age of 14, according to WXYZ. When Will Webb enlisted in the U.S. military, Judy Webb would write letters to him, their daughter said.“They just became friends and have been together ever since,” MaryBeth Webb said.last_img read more

New York man who traveled to DC with Proud Boys arrested

first_imgWin McNamee/Getty ImagesBy LUKE BARR, JACK DATE, JULIA JACOBO, AARON KATERSKY and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities are continuing to charge rioters who took part in the siege on Capitol Hill.These are the most recent charges:New York man who said he traveled with the Proud BoysA man who said he traveled to Washington, D.C., with a former NYPD officer and members of the Proud Boys to take part in the siege on the Capitol has been charged by the Department of Justice.New York resident Christopher Kelly allegedly posted photos of himself with rioters on Facebook, according to federal court documents.Kelly specifically said he was traveling with his brother, who the FBI confirmed is a retired NYPD officer, according to the complaint.He allegedly also responded to comments on his Facebook page in real time as the riots were taking place.ABC News’ previous coverage has identified the Proud Boys as an “alt-right” or “far-right extremist group” that has engaged in violence and whose members include those with connections to white nationalism.Rioter who attacked police officer with hockey stickMichigan resident Michael Joseph Foy was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a police officer with a hockey stick at the Capitol riot.Following a tip, the FBI identified Foy as the man seen in a New York Times video swinging a hockey stick repeatedly at a Metropolitan Police officer who had been pulled from an entryway to the Capitol by the mob, according to federal court documents.Foy attacked the officer for 16 seconds before he was knocked down by another rioter, according to the FBI’s analysis of the video. Foy later entered the Capitol through a broken window, the affidavit says.Proud Boys organizer charged with joining the violenceOne of the leaders of the Proud Boys, Joseph Biggs, was arrested Wednesday in Florida on charges related to the violence at the Capitol.Biggs’ charging affidavit describes the Proud Boys’ planning leading up to the Capitol riot, including messages that were sent to the group by its leader Enrique Tarrio, who was arrested the day before the attack.In one message, Tarrio allegedly encouraged the Proud Boys to not wear their traditional black and yellow colors so they could “be incognito and we will spread across downtown DC in smaller teams,” according to the court documents.Biggs echoed that call in a separate message on Parler, directing his comments to Antifa, saying, “We will be blending in as one of you. You won’t see us. You’ll even think we are you … We are going to smell like you, move like you, and look like you. The only thing we’ll do that’s us is think like us!” the affidavit states.Investigators identified Biggs in multiple photos and videos from the Jan. 6 insurrection, dressed in a blue and gray plaid sweater.The affidavit notes that Proud Boys member Dominic Pezzola, who has already been indicted, joined Biggs in the riot and can be seen with an earpiece in his right ear, along with multiple individuals the FBI says were identified wearing earpieces from the Proud Boys.In a Jan. 18 interview with the FBI, Biggs denied having any knowledge of a pre-planned attack on the Capitol and said he had no idea who planned it.In the affidavit for Biggs’ arrest, an FBI agent describes the Proud Boys as “a nationalist organization with multiple U.S. chapters and potential activity in other Western countries.”Man who attacked Metropolitan Police officerA Connecticut man who allegedly assaulted Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges has been arrested.Hodges was the officer seen in video being smushed in the doorway and crying out for help.Ridgefield resident Patrick McCaughey, who is a citizen of both the U.S. and Germany, is charged with assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct and illegally being inside the U.S. Capitol, according to federal court documents.McCaughey allegedly pinned Hodges to a door with a police shield, which McCaughey illegally obtained, court documents state.“As McCaughey was using the riot shield to push against Officer Hodges, numerous other rioters behind and around McCaughey appeared to add to the weight against Officer Hodges,” the charging affidavit states.McCaughey was identified by a childhood friend who called the FBI tipline. Security camera footage included in the affidavit also shows McCaughey allegedly holding a MPD riot shield.The affidavit also states that the majority of McCaughey’s actions were captured on a YouTube video in which he can allegedly be heard saying, “Don’t try and use that stick on me boy” while continuing to push Hodges with shield. The “stick” he was referring to is believed to be Hodges’ police riot baton, the affidavit states.He then allegedly began to strike officers with that shield.McCaughey was ordered held without bail during his court appearance Wednesday.A federal judge described the YouTube video as “extraordinarily disturbing,” saying it was sufficient evidence to keep him in custody.Hodges told ABC News last week he thought he’d die as a result of the rioters’ actions.“I thought, ‘This could be the end,’ or ‘I could not get out of this completely intact,’” he said.Man who questioned FBI’s loyalty to the constitutionA Florida man was arrested Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, for his alleged participation in the Capitol riot.Samuel Camargo was identified by authorities based on tips provided by associates and his own social media posts, according to federal court documents.The FBI contacted Camargo by phone, and in that conversation, Camargo allegedly admitted that he attended the protests in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 but had since returned to Broward County, Florida, according to the charging affidavit.Camargo allegedly then became uncooperative in the interview, questioning the investigating agent’s loyalty to the constitution, court records state.Apparently thinking the conversation had gone well, Camargo allegedly posted a message on social media stating, “Just finished speaking to an FBI agent, I believe I’ve been cleared.”Camargo faces four charges, including civil disorder, entering a restricted building, disruptive conduct in a restricted building and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the court documents state.Rioter who brought firearms to Washington, D.C.A New York man who allegedly brought firearms and a bulletproof vest to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 was arrested and charged.Samuel Fisher allegedly posted a photo of himself holding a gun in front of a Trump flag with the caption, “Can’t wait to bring a liberal back to this freedom palace,” according to federal court documents.After the riot, he allegedly posted a photo of multiple firearms on a couch, the FBI affidavit states.Prosecutors pointed to multiple statements Fisher posted on social media that they say suggests he was prepared to engage in violence during the riot.“We must stand up to these people and take our world back,” he allegedly wrote on Dec. 3, 2020.In another post that same day, Fisher allegedly wrote, “It’s time to bring the pain upon them.”On the day of the insurrection, Fisher allegedly posted, “I’m Going To the parking garage super early” and “Leaving s— in there maybe except pistol.”He continued, “And if it kicks off I got a Vest and My Rifle.”In a separate post, Fisher allegedly called on Trump to “fire the bat signal… deputize patriots… and then the pain comes.”“1 Million Pissed off men with guns…bad idea,” Fisher allegedly wrote. “We aren’t looking to fight or hurt anyone… but the odds that this is going to be solved any other way… is next to nothing.”Fisher was ordered held without bail during his court appearance Wednesday.Authorities said during the hearing that they recovered a shotgun, knife, two machetes, two bulletproof vests and 1,000 rounds of ammunition, including shotgun shells and ammunition for an AR-15 in his Chevrolet Tahoe.Two other firearms were also recovered during searches by federal investigators, prosecutors said.Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Schrier said the amount of ammo and the number of guns is a concern to federal prosecutors.Rioters from Michigan, Florida arrestedThe Justice Department has announced the arrest of Karl Dresch in Michigan based on his own extensive documenting of his participation in the riot via social media, according to federal court documents.In one comment on an unidentified post the day after the riot, Dresch wrote, “Mike Pence gave our country to the communist hordes, traitor scum like the rest of them, we have your back give the word and we will be back even stronger,” the affidavit states.“We must stand up to these people and take our world back” / “It’s time to bring the pain upon them,” Fisher wrote on Dec. 3.Jesus Rivera of Florida was also arrested Wednesday for his participation in the Jan. 6 riots.Investigators cite videos Rivera uploaded to his Facebook Live of him joining the crowd that stormed the building.First conspiracy charges filed against Virginia manThe Justice Department has filed its first conspiracy charges from the Capitol riot against a Virginia man who they allege was an apparent leader of a group of militia members who were part of the mob that stormed the building.Thomas Edward Caldwell is identified in an FBI affidavit as a member of the Oath Keepers. An agent alleges that he helped organize a group of eight to 10 of his fellow members to storm the Capitol with the intention of disrupting the counting of the Electoral College vote.The group can be seen in video walking uniformly through a crowd of rioters trying to gain entrance to the Capitol.Those members included co-conspirators Jessica Watkins and Donovan Crowl, who were charged for their role in the riots earlier this week. In social media posts, both Crowl and Watkins referred to Caldwell as “Commander,” according to the court documents.While inside the Capitol, Caldwell allegedly received Facebook messages telling him to “seal” in lawmakers in the tunnels under the Capitol and to “turn on gas.” Other messages appeared to be trying to give him updates on the locations of lawmakers, the affidavit states.Other texts reveal the extensive planning and even potential attacks that he and other members of the Oath Keepers were mounting leading up to the riots.On Jan. 1, Caldwell allegedly messaged an individual recommending a room at the Comfort Inn Ballston in Arlington, Virginia, saying, “This is a good location and would allow us to hunt at night if we wanted to.”After the riot, Caldwell allegedly posted a Facebook message stating, “Us storming the castle. Please share. Sharon was right with me! I am such an instigator!” the affidavit states. He later wrote, “We need to do this at the local level. Lets storm the capitol in Ohio. Tell me when!”Man seen wearing ‘Murder the Media’ shirtA rioter who posed in front of the U.S. Capitol while wearing a shirt with the words “Murder the Media” emblazoned on it has been charged with illegally entering the Capitol. The phrase had also been etched onto a door inside the building, according to federal court documents.In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Nicholas DeCarlo admitted that he entered the Capitol, but said he did so as a “journalist.”The charging documents against DeCarlo state that he is not on record as a credited journalist.Rioter seen attacking police with a batA man who was captured on surveillance video attacking law enforcement with a bat at the entrance of the Capitol turned himself in to the Metropolitan Police Department on Monday.Emanuel Jackson is allegedly the rioter seen in photos the FBI released to the public, according to federal court documents.On the surveillance video, Jackson is allegedly seen making a fist and repeatedly striking a Capitol police officer while attempting to force himself into the building, his arrest affidavit states.Later, he is “clearly observed” with a metal baseball bat striking a group of both Capitol and D.C. police officers, according to the court document.It is unclear whether Jackson has retained an attorney.Houston police officerA longtime Houston Police officer who resigned after he participated in the riot has been federally changed.Tam Dinh Pham initially denied his involvement in the siege when he was interviewed at his home in Richmond on Jan. 12, according to court documents.After the interview, Pham agreed to hand over his cellphone, which investigators noticed had no photos from Jan. 6, the affidavit states. However, the “Deleted Items” folder contained photos and images of him inside the Capitol building.When agents advised Pham that it is illegal to lie to the FBI, he admitted that he was part of the crowd that stormed into the Capitol but denied taking part in any violence, according to the court documents.Woman in Louis Vuitton sweaterA woman has been charged for participating in the riot after at least six people identified her by the Louis Vuitton sweater she was wearing that day.In one video, Gina Bisignano allegedly was seen taking part in a skirmish with police trying to protect the Capitol building, according to an FBI affidavit.Bisignano was allegedly part of a crowd that crushed a screaming police officer while a rioter grabbed his gas mask. At one point, Bisignano allegedly told the officer, “You hurt my f—— leg,” the court documents state.In a separate video, Bisignano is allegedly seen feet away from police, telling them to stand down.“We the people are not going to take it any more,” she could be heard saying in another video, according to the affidavit. “You are not going to take away our votes. And our freedom, and I thank God for it. This is 1776, and we the people will never give up. We will never let our country go to the globalists.”After entering the Capitol, Bisignano was allegedly heard telling other rioters, “We need Americans. Come on guys. We needs patriots! You guys, it’s the way in. We need some people.”Two Texas rioters, including a former Marine, accused of violenceTwo Texas men have both been arrested over their roles in the violence at the Capitol, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.Ryan Nichols and Alex Harkrider were identified from photos they posted to their social media accounts, along with several threatening messages calling for a violent overthrow of the government, according to an arrest affidavit.In one video posted online, Nichols, a former Marine, can allegedly be seen yelling into a bullhorn in the direction of a large crowd, saying, “If you have a weapon, you need to get your weapon!” the federal court document states.Nichols also allegedly said, “This is the second revolution right here folks!” and “This is not a peaceful protest,” according to the affidavit.Both Nichols, 30, and Harkrider, 33, are seen in videos trying to force entry into the building, with Nichols allegedly spraying what appears to be a large canister of pepper spray in the direction of officers. Nichols was also allegedly in possession of a crowbar, the court document states.The FBI also noted several other social posts from Nichols, including one on Dec. 24 that showed a bullet and stated, “By Bullet or Ballot, Restoration of the Republic is Coming,” according to the affidavit. Another post on Dec. 28 stated, “Pence better do the right thing, or we’re going to MAKE you do the right thing.”Nichols was once featured on The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2018 after he drove 18 hours to rescue dogs before Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina.It is unclear whether Nichols and Harkrider have retained attorneys.Member of extremist group Three PercentersRobert Gieswein — part of the Oath-keepers, an extremist group related to The Three Percenters — was charged with assaulting a federal officer with bear spray and a baseball bat.According to court documents, Gieswein “encouraged other rioters as they broke a window of the Capitol building; entered … and then charged through the Capitol building.”An FBI affidavit confirmed that Gieswein runs a private paramilitary training group called the Woodland Wild Dogs and that he was identified from a patch for that group that was visible on a tactical vest he wore during the attack on Congress.The affidavit said Gieswein gave a media interview echoing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and that Congress needs “to get the corrupt politicians out of office. Pelosi, the Clintons … every single one of them, Biden, Kamala.”Retired NYFD firefighterFreeport, New York, resident Thomas Fee surrendered to the FBI Tuesday morning at the bureau’s resident agency on Long Island.Fee, a retired NYFD firefighter, allegedly sent a relative of his girlfriend a selfie of himself inside the Capitol, prosecutors said. He’s been charged by authorities.In the text message, Fee, 53, allegedly wrote that he was “at the tip of the spear,” a reference to the Capitol rotunda, according to the court documents.Fee drove to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5, and a license plate reader in New York picked up the Chevy Tahoe he was driving upon his return on Jan. 7, the court documents state.At his court appearance Tuesday, a judge ordered Fee to avoid all political gatherings and to avoid the U.S. Capitol and all state capitols upon his release. He must also surrender his two guns — a pistol grip shotgun and an antique rifle.Federal prosecutors also recommended evaluation and treatment for substance abuse and mental health treatment.Fee posted his home as collateral for her $100,000 bond.It is unclear whether Fee has retained an attorney.Former FIT studentNicholas Moncada, a 20-year-old former student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, was taken into custody at his Staten Island home Monday. He allegedly livestreamed his “storming” of the Capitol on Jan. 6, prosecutors said.Moncada allegedly also posted a selfie of himself inside the Capitol, captioning it, “Outside Pelosi’s office.”He was recognized by fellow FIT students, who then alerted the FBI to his involvement, according to the court documents.During an appearance in a Brooklyn federal court Tuesday, Moncada was ordered to stay away from potentially antagonizing political events and speech after his release on $250,000 bond. His travel is also restricted to New York and Washington, D.C.“There’s obviously troubling conduct here,” Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kessler said, though he noted the government did not object to Moncada’s release on bond.The bond was signed by Moncada’s mother, grandmother and aunt.Moncada was an illustration major, but had not been enrolled at the school since May 2020 and did not receive a degree, a spokesperson for FIT told ABC News.In a statement to ABC News Monday, Moncada’s attorney, Mario Gallucci, said he is not facing any violent charges.“Mr. Moncada was taken into custody this morning by the FBI and has been charged with various sections of the United States Code for trespassing inside a restricted building and trying to disrupt or impeded the conduct of Government business, as well as, trespassing on the floor of various Government rooms including the House of Congress, the lobby adjacent to the floor and the Rayburn Room of the House of Congress,” Galluci said. “I do not believe he is being charged with committing any acts of violence. Mr. Moncada denies any participation in the effort to overthrow the Government, and he looks forward to defending his good name.”Dozens of rioters who participated in the siege have already been taken into custody.Last week, the man seen wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller and several members of law enforcement were arrested in connection to the riot.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Staff demand on the increase as appointments hit a two-year high

first_img Previous Article Next Article Staff demand on the increase as appointments hit a two-year highOn 14 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. The growth of staff appointments hit a two-and-a-half year high inSeptember, the latest research reveals. According to the monthly Report on Jobs, the number of people placed inpermanent jobs by recruitment consultancies rose for the fourth successivemonth in September, as did the average weekly billings received from theemployment of temporary and contract staff. In both cases, the rate of growthwas the strongest since February 2001. The report for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and Deloittereveals that rising workloads and improved business confidence were the mainfactors underlying the strengthening demand. Demand rose markedly for all types of staff, with the exception of temporaryexecutive/professionals, which continued to register a marginal decline. Further evidence of rising demand for staff was highlighted by a rise innational press recruitment advertising for the second month in a row in August.Commenting on the latest findings, Brett Walsh, head of UK human capital atDeloitte, was optimistic that the study reflects an improvement in economicprospects for UK employers. “The latest Report on Jobs provides welcome news that employment growthis strengthening as the economic recovery in the UK gathers pace and showssigns of greater sustainability,” he said. “However, with the war for talent clearly picking up, firms are alreadyfinding pockets of skill shortages which, if sustained, will add to recruitmentdifficulties, and exert upward pressure on wages and salaries over the comingmonths.” The Report on Jobs, based on responses from 400 UK recruitment andemployment consultancies, also finds that strong demand for staff, coupled withcertain skills shortages, placed upward pressure on pay rates in September. The rate of salary increases awarded to those in permanent jobs remainedmodest, but was still the fastest since June 2002. By Ben Willmottwww.rec.uk.com Comments are closed. last_img read more

Singapore utility moving forward with 60MW floating solar project

first_imgSingapore utility moving forward with 60MW floating solar project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:A 60MW floating solar plant that will take Singapore’s national water utility to 100 percent renewables is set to be built off the back of a 25-year power purchase agreement signed this week.Singapore-based engineering group Sembcorp said on Monday that a deal had been struck between its fully owned subsidiary Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore and Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB, underpinning the construction of the massive floating PV array.The 25-year PPA follows PUB’s announcement in February of this year that it had appointed Sembcorp to design, build, own and operate the project, which is billed as one of the world’s largest, inland floating solar PV systems.Under the agreement, Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore will install more than 146,000 solar panels on the Tengeh Reservoir in Tuas, the site of testing for floating solar technology by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore since 2017.Sembcorp said the solar power generated by the floating PV would meet the day-to-day operational energy needs of PUB’s five local waterworks, including Marina Barrage, making Singapore one of few countries in the world to achieve 100% green waterworks.Floating solar, while slow to take off, is seen as a big potential market, both for countries like Singapore with limited space for large-scale onshore renewable energy projects and as a complement to water storage and treatment infrastructure, to power them sustainably and help prevent water loss by evaporation.[Sophie Vorrath]More: Massive 60MW floating solar plant secures 25-year PPA in Singaporelast_img read more

Fridays on the Fly: Lowcountry Redfish 101

first_imgRelated Content: When it comes to fly fishing the Lowcountry for Redfish there’s not really one particular “how to” that can get you on fish automatically.From my experience, you have to come here and soak in everything that is fishing in this part of the world. You also need to accept the fact that the fishing gods may not present you with the best conditions. That’s why I finally moved here. There is a draw to this area like no other, and catching fish is the bonus.I’m not saying it’s a love/hate situation, but more of a love/love/hate/love scenario.  It’s not unlike any other saltwater destination. There are the tide swings—which are huge—the standard tropical weather, and a huge mass of water that hands you all different types of challenges—challenges that are there to make it that much sweeter when you do hold that meaty, scaly wad of ginger that we all love so much.Now that I’ve given you the disclaimer that Redfish aren’t as easy to catch as many say they are, the best advice I can provide is to just go out and get your feet wet.If I was going to pick a good time to come and check this whole thing out, it would be the 3 or 4 days before and after a new or full moon. The tides are going to be high enough to get water on the higher spartina grass flats which in turn bring the critters that we crave—Redfish, Sheepshead and other various targets.10547918_352984531519866_5987671230333433918_oPhoto by Doug RolandThis formula is even more important if you don’t have a boat. These flats are hard ground and allow you to wade over a large amount of area searching for the hoisted flag of the red as they are feeding.Actual tactical instructions are all over the board. I have had fish move 10 feet from a bad cast that should have never happened. I have casted right on the nose of a feeding fish that spooked like Halloween, but I’ve caught them with ease in that situation as well.I have seen Reds come sip a fly off the grass after the angler just kept it there to see what would happen. I believe that this part of engaging a close Redfish can go anyway you could dream it up. There’s really no telling what will happen.The most recent fish I caught on a tailing tide was a bit strange. The fish was tailing, but not very confidently.  He would tail, disappear…tail, disappear.  So, I casted it two feet to the right of where it was last seen.I stripped in the crab pattern, very short and slow strips, in hopes of making some movement but also keeping the fly “in the zone” longer.  After about 10 feet of dragging it through the mud bottom, I hit grass, which is never good.I had to aggressively strip the fly out of the grass, I then slumped my shoulders in disbelief that we did not come out a winner in that situation. I went to strip in the slack to re-cast, and dammit if the fish wasn’t on the abandoned fly that I had left to die.So, in this case I did everything right, but when I gave up, the fish gave in. I had the feeling that I didn’t deserve to catch this fish, but at the ned of the day, it was my fish and high fives and cold beers were in order.[divider]About the Author[/divider]IMG_0670Photo by Doug RolandPaul Puckett is a Charleston, SC-based artist and one of the co-founders of Flood Tide Co. When’s he’s not landing giant Redfish on the fly, he’s creating popular fly fishing themed art, playing the guitar, or developing the Flood Tide brand, which has made him an integral part of the Low Country outdoors scene. To keep up with Paul and Flood Tide follow him on Instagram.last_img read more

Internal investigation accuses CEO of $1.2 million embezzlement

first_img continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An internal fraud investigation at the $54 million Greater Eastern Credit Union in Johnson City, Tenn., alleged that its long-time CEO, Sherry Allen, allegedly embezzled $1.2 million over seven years.The fraud surfaced in November 2017 that credit union funds may have been misappropriated by Allen who was placed on suspension without pay pending a third-party investigation, according to a statement posted on the credit union’s website earlier this month.“That investigation is now complete and it has been discovered that Ms. Allen, over the course of at least seven years, had used some $1.2 million of credit union funds for unauthorized purposes and for her personal benefit,” according to the statement.Presumably, Allen was fired following the internal investigation. Although the GECU’s statement does not specifically address that, it refers to Allen in the past tense.last_img read more

An unholy row

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Putin, Xi slam attempts to blame China for late virus response

first_imgSince emerging in China at the end of last year, the pandemic has turned the world upside down, forcing half of humanity indoors and sending the global economy into freefall.Putin and Xi also stressed the two countries’ “strategic partnership” and said Russia and China were ready to help each other during the pandemic by exchanging specialists and supplying medical equipment, protective gear and medicines, the Kremlin said.”The two leaders expressed confidence that our countries will be able to successfully overcome the pandemic-related challenges by continuing to closely cooperate,” Putin’s office said. The Kremlin said that during phone calls with Xi on Thursday, Putin praised “consistent and effective actions” of the Chinese “which allowed the epidemiological situation in the country to stabilize.”The leaders did not refer to the White House directly but stressed the “counterproductiveness” of attempts to blame China for not informing the world quickly enough about the appearance of a dangerous new infection.Xi called attempts to politicize the pandemic “detrimental to international cooperation,” according to a Chinese readout of the call reported by state-run Xinhua.Xinhua also reported that Putin had called “attempts by some people to smear China” over the virus “unacceptable.” Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday rejected as counterproductive attempts to blame Beijing for delaying informing the world about the coronavirus, the Kremlin said.Putin and Xi spoke after US President Donald Trump’s administration berated China for not sharing data more quickly. Washington is also investigating the origins of the coronavirus — which has killed more than 140,000 people worldwide — saying it doesn’t rule out that the disease came from a laboratory researching bats in Wuhan, China.center_img Topics :last_img read more

MPA Singapore Extends Mandatory Use of MFM System

first_imgThe Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will extend the mandatory use of mass flow metering (MFM) system to all bunker tankers delivering distillates in the Port of Singapore from July 1, 2019.In practice, this means that as of July 1, 2019, all existing distillates bunker tankers supplying to ocean-going ships in the Port of Singapore must be fitted with MPA-approved MFM system.All new bunker tankers applying for the Harbour Craft (Bunker Tanker) licence will be required to be fitted with the MPA-approved system as well.“The industry has given positive feedback on the mandatory use of MFM for marine fuel oil. As the world’s top bunkering port, it is important that we continue to set the highest bunkering standards to ensure fuel quality and reliability and this can be achieved through the use of MFM.“This will also prepare the industry for an expected increase in delivery of distillates with the introduction of a 0.5% global sulphur cap from 1 January 2020 by the International Maritime Organization,”Assistant Chief Executive (Operations) of MPA, Capt M. Segar said at the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) Asia Gala Dinner held last night.The use of the MFM system has been launched with the objective of enhancing transparency in the bunkering process, as the use of MFM provides both the bunker buyers and suppliers more specific data on the quantity of bunker delivered.Since 2014, MPA has invested close to SGD 17 million to help the industry adopt the use of the MFM system for delivery of bunker in the Port of Singapore.To defray part of the cost of installing the MFM system, companies may apply for co-funding of up to SGD 60,000 from MPA for each existing bunker tanker delivering distillates in the Port of Singapore. The port authority has set aside SGD 9 million to co-fund this initiative.last_img read more

Bulldogs Freshman Baseball Results

first_imgThe Batesville HS Freshman Baseball team lost 9-7 to the Columbus East C-Team at home on Tuesday May 2nd.Batesville was limited to only 2 hits but scored due to some aggressive baserunning and sacrifice hits. Hank Nobbe and Casey Werner had the 2 lone hits.Shane Meer started the game on the mound throwing 2 innings. He allowed 3 hits while striking out 3. Drew Keifer followed Meer pitching 3 innings, he gave up 3 hits while striking out 2. Casey Werner came in to finish on the mound throwing 2 innings, giving up 4 hits and striking out 2.The BHS Freshman baseball team traveled to Madison on Saturday May 13th and won 21-2 in 5 innings.Several players had multiple hits on the day:  Drew Keifer 2 hits / 1 RBI / 3 walks; Alex Smith 2 hits / 2 RBI; Hank Nobbe 1 hit / 4 RBI; Jake Cruse 2 hits / 2 RBI / 1 walk; Casey Werner 1 hit / 1 RBI / 1 walk; Cory Ralston 2 hits / 5 RBI / 1 walk; Ben Obendorf 1 hit / 1 RBI.Hank Nobbe was on point on the mound throwing 4 innings, striking out 5 while only allowing 2 hits.  Casey Werner came in to close the game in the 5th inning and struck out the side.Batesville is now 5-3 on the season and will host Columbus North this Thursday 5/18 @ the BHS field for their last game of the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Brian Roleson.last_img read more