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first_img Next PostWeek 3: Sherman @ Valley Home Sports News Sports Week 3 High School Football Scoreboard (WOAY) – Here are the final scores from week 3 games:Bluefield 45, Woodrow Wilson 13 (Game of the Week)Fayetteville 40,  Richwood 27James Monroe 44, Independence 7Midland Trail 41, Meadow Bridge 0Greenbrier East 23, Preston 20Covington 14, Greenbrier West 0PikeView 35, Liberty Raleigh 0Nicholas County 42, Wyoming East 0Oak Hill 41, Mount View 16Sherman 33, Valley 12Summers County 26, Shady Spring 12Westside 25, Man 0 Linkedin Twitter SportsSports News Week 3 High School Football Scoreboard By Matt DigbySep 09, 2017, 01:26 am 753 0 Google+ Tumblr Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More Pinterest Mail Facebook Previous PostWeek 3 Game of the Week: Bluefield @ Woodrow Wilsonlast_img read more


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first_img Google+ Next PostBeckley’s Summer Tennis League Begins Play Tumblr Previous PostMan Arrested After Threatening Children With Knife Twitter Mail Linkedin Home NewsWatch Local News West Virginia official seeks 2nd nursing home for veterans BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia official wants to build a second nursing home for veterans and hopes to secure funding for it during the next regular legislative session.The Register-Herald reports the cabinet secretary of the state Department of Veterans Assistance estimates it will cost about $12 million to build the facility in Beckley. Secretary Dennis Davis says the Department of Agriculture has already donated the land. He says he plans to ask Gov. Jim Justice about possible funding before the 2020 legislative session.The state has one nursing home for veterans in Clarksburg. Authorities said last year that the facility had about $5.5 million in unpaid bills dating as far back as 2013. They said there was no evidence of fraud, and the 120-bed facility had fallen behind on payments. Pinterest Facebook Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories West Virginia official seeks 2nd nursing home for veterans By Tyler BarkerJul 02, 2019, 09:43 am 290 0 last_img read more

first_imgSo through the night rode Paul Revere; And so through the night went his cry of alarm To every Middlesex village and farm,— A cry of defiance, and not of fear, A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door, And a word that shall echo for evermore! For, borne on the night-wind of the Past, Through all our history, to the last, In the hour of darkness and peril and need, The people will waken and listen to hear The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed, And the midnight message of Paul Revere.–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow How would history be different if, when Paul Revere rode through every Middlesex village and farm yelling, “The British are coming, the British are coming!” if all of his friends and neighbors called him an alarmist, a warmonger, or a guy just trying to hawk sales for his ammunition company? What if they all said, “Go back to bed. He’s just another guy trying to peddle his product.” In my book Retirement Reboot, I shouted an equally serious warning: “Inflation is coming! Inflation is coming!” I’ve been trying to warn my friends and neighbors to take precautions and defend themselves. But I’ve been frustrated, feeling like I’m doing a poor job. Why don’t they seem to see the danger that I see so clearly? When the first issue of Miller’s Money Forever hit the web, I was at my summer home in Illinois. While I’m in the Midwest, I have a regular Tuesday breakfast with the ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) club, and my new project was quickly distributed among my friends. Less than two weeks later, an email hit my inbox that was originally from a neighbor across the street. I had never spoken to this neighbor before, but I would casually wave “hello” when he drove by in his new Mercedes. The message was a copy of an email my neighbor had sent to my ROMEO friends, but not to me. Apparently he had shown my material to his money manager, and he proceeded to blister me with harsh remarks. He thought I was just another fearmonger, trying to sell fear to hawk our product. Of course it bothered me, and my first inclination was to defend my motives. To his credit, within a week of distributing that email, I got a very kind, sincere apology from him. He said that his email was inappropriate, and he certainly would not want anyone doing something like that to him. I never did get the whole story. I suspect that some of my ROMEO friends who know me well might have spoken with him. To this day he and I have exchanged a couple of emails, but we have never spoken. He does have a good reputation in the neighborhood. My real concern today, however, is not a spat with my neighbor. Rather, it’s the very personal effect his scathing email had on me. God forbid anyone call me a fearmonger! I found myself writing a bit more timidly, toning down my language and tempering my opinions. Instead of using words like “hyperinflation” – a problem I am damn concerned about – I wrote “inflation or possibly even high inflation.” I wonder what would have happened if Paul Revere had said: “Sorry to wake you. You know the British are a tad peeved about us throwing their tea in the pond. We see some ship movement in the harbor; not sure what it is. I just wanted to share this with you. Oh yeah, I also wanted to mention, we cast musket balls down at the shop.” I will confess: for the last several months, I’ve been tiptoeing around a huge issue facing seniors and savers. I have skirted the issue, only focusing on part of the problem.Why Ask Why? The Federal Reserve recently announced that it is going to continue to clamp down on interest rates until at least 2015. I have been warning folks of the effects this will have on retirement plans for some time. The most recent data from the US Census Bureau indicate that a person with a total net worth of $856,000 (including their home) is in the top 7% of the population. If you estimate that home is worth $356,000, the person would have a portfolio to invest of $500,000. In 2007, before the government decided to clamp down on interest rates, you could invest that money in 6% CDs and earn $30,000 in interest. For decades almost all financial planning tools used 6% as a retirement benchmark. Now, the best rate for a 5-year CD is 1.2% interest. The same CDs would earn $6,000 in interest. The interest does not even cover the government-reported 2% inflation. Add that $6,000 to your Social Security check and that is what you have to live on… if you’re in the top 7% in net worth. I shudder to think about the other 93%. For an investor to earn that same $30,000 today, he would have to have $2,500,000 in CDs; that would likely put him in the top 1% of the population. While I want to stick to the facts, I was beating around the bush when it came to the inflation figure. In the vernacular of my grandchildren, “Grandpa’s copping out!” At the risk of being called a fearmonger, I want to share some additional data with you – data everyone needs to see and understand. If you think I’m a fearmonger, I’m sorry. Take a look and decide for yourself.That Lurking Feeling For the last year or so, I’ve had a very uncomfortable feeling. The stock market has rebounded from the 2008 crash, the government is reassuring us that inflation is under control, and my brokerage account is doing fine. Where is this feeling coming from? Let me start by explaining how government policy has affected the value of your personal retirement savings. Since 2002, the S&P 500 Index – a basket of stocks that Wall Street folks use as a proxy to tell you how most people’s mutual funds are doing – is up a hefty 60% after recovering from 2008 losses. It’s not a pretty picture, but 60% gains over a decade aren’t awful. And most folks have recovered their losses, right? Then how come things just don’t feel that good? You all know what I’m talking about: despite the headlines about record highs for stocks, your savings probably feel much more paltry now than they did 10 years ago. I know mine do. That’s because inflation is running rampant. Surely you’ve read that inflation is only 2%. But anyone who fills up their tank with gas, buys a loaf of bread, or tries to finish their Christmas shopping knows that is complete baloney. You know it the same way you know that 8% unemployment is not even close to the real level. The simple, inconvenient truth that everyone knows is this: the government manipulates the statistics it publishes for its own interests. But the cost of this manipulation is affecting us all, right now. Thankfully, a really brilliant statistician named John Williams has made it his personal crusade to keep all of us informed. At Shadow Government Statistics, Williams digs into the raw data published by banks, universities, and government agencies and applies time-tested formulas that the government once used to report all this data to track the real rate of inflation, unemployment, and other key economic indicators. I’ve been a Shadow Government Statistics subscriber for quite some time, and each new report I read confirms the conflict between the government-reported data and the truth. Williams is constantly warning that hyperinflation is on the horizon, and he gives some doggone good reasons why. At the risk of being called a fearmonger, this data should be a wake-up call to everyone. If Williams is right and hyperinflation becomes a reality, there will be so much panicked selling throughout the world that nearly everyone with even a modest portfolio will take a terrible hit before they have time to react. Our stocks, in real dollars – or “purchasing power parity” (PPP), to dip into economist-speak – are actually worth 40% less than they were 10 years ago. If you adjust the value of the S&P 500 using your ability to buy real goods like food, then the picture is a lot less pretty. That blue line up there: that’s the value of your portfolio over the past ten years if you’ve been following Wall Street’s prescription. According to the government’s official inflation statistics, it’s the red line, which shows the increases in the S&P 500 adjusted by the government-published inflation figures. Oh, and the green line? That is the real value of your portfolio when you adjust for a more realistic rate of inflation. It’s no wonder that so many folks feel uncomfortable. The government estimates for inflation are a joke. It’s easy to overlook that when you don’t see the impact on your monthly statements – that’s what the government is banking on. But in reality, it’s costing you a chance at achieving your retirement dreams. In a paper on wealth trends published earlier this year, New York University professor Edward N. Wolff wrote: ” Between 2007 and 2010, median wealth plunged by a staggering 47 percent! Indeed, median wealth was actually lower in 2010 than in 1969 (in real terms).” When the first TARP bill was passed to bail out the banks, polls showed that 90% of Americans opposed it, but the government did it anyway. Everyone knew it was wrong, but it still happened. Now we have QE programs ad infinitum. We were told that these bailouts would solve our problems, but things continue to get worse. So if all this quantitative easing is making us poorer, why does the government lie about it? It does so because it is in its own best interest; the federal government has much to lose if the population learns the truth. Think back to the Tea Party Taxpayer March on Washington, DC, when a few hundred thousand people from all over the country marched on Washington. Some participants used “T.E.A.” to stand for “Taxed Enough Already!” It was a peaceful tax revolt, but both political parties and the media set out to destroy the message and credibility. “The Tea Party” now has the distinction of being the most negative phrase in US politics. God forbid that anyone revolt against taxes. I can just hear the politicians chuckling to themselves: “The last time the bloody people had a tax revolt they fired the king, threw out the entire government, and had the silly notion to govern themselves. When are they going to learn they are better off with government controlling every aspect of their lives? If we lie to them, it is for their own good.” The government doesn’t manipulate these numbers to suppress the value of your stocks. Wealthy politicians (the average net worth of a congressman is $7.3 million) suffer just as much when that happens, which is why they rush to prop up the market every chance they get. Despite popular belief, they don’t do it just to paint a rosier picture in order to help their chances of reelection. Sure, that’s part of it, but it’s not the biggest part. Mostly, they do it to continue fueling their spending binges… at the expense of your retirement. That spending, of course, has no other purpose than to get politicians reelected and to keep their massive corporate donors happy. The surest vote is the one you buy. Most politicians don’t think about things far enough ahead to be concerned about their constituents’ retirement goals and plans.The Disastrous, Long-Reaching Consequences When the value of the dollar goes down faster than the government-published inflation rate, it’s not just the value of stocks that go down. The value of your Social Security and Medicare benefits drop, too. Remember, our Social Security check is supposed to be indexed to inflation. I recently read that preliminary figures predict a 1-2% annual benefit increase in 2013, the lowest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. If you receive Social Security, you also know that what the government giveth, it may also taketh away. It’s no surprise that the bureaucrats in charge didn’t announce next year’s increase in deduction amounts for Medicare and drug coverage taken out of your Social Security check before the election. The most recent news I read on the subject is pretty clear:“How much will Medicare Part B premiums be in 2013? “Most people will pay $104.90 per month for Medicare Part B premiums, which is a $5 monthly increase from 2012’s premiums. But high earners will pay more, as they have since 2007.” Now in the lowest bracket, that’s only a $5/month increase. Those folks were paying $99.90 in 2012. That’s about a 5% increase, more than double the so-called inflation rate that sets the increase in benefits. Savers who have managed to build up a nest egg will note that their increase is much more significant. I asked our research team to build a graph to show the effects of inflation on our Social Security check. It’s a little scary. Officially, theoretically, your Social Security checks keep up with inflation. I got my first Social Security check in 2002. To keep the math simple, imagine it was $1,000. Today, that check would be $1,270, due to the automatic cost of living adjustment (blue line). The red line represents the “official” cost of living inflation numbers as reported by the government. The $1,270, according to the government’s “official” statistics, will buy the same amount of goods that $1,000 did in 2002. The green line uses the Shadow Government Statistics inflation numbers and factors in the government increases. Even with the government’s automatic cost of living adjustments, my $1,000 check would only buy $477 worth of goods today. Ouch!John Mauldin recently interviewed David Krone, chief of staff for the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Rob Lehman, chief of staff for Senator Rob Portman. As they discussed current interest rates, Lehman remarked: “A 1% increase in the rate of interest adds $130 billion to the deficit.” Krone added that he “saw no problem with interest rates going lower; perhaps we should even charge people for holding their money for them.” The result of QE, QEII, QEIII, TARP, TALF, and all the other alphabet-soup policy changes of the last few years has already reduced the real value of your retirement savings by 40%. And it has already reduced your real Social Security benefits by about 52.3%. What does that mean for retirees? Well, investment income from safe, interest-bearing investments is going to stay in the tank for at least the next decade. In the meantime, the cost of living is skyrocketing as the government keeps the printing press on high. Despite government promises, our Social Security checks are not going to keep up with true inflation, and our nest eggs are at risk. This is the investment challenge retirees are facing. I don’t need to use the word “hyperinflation” to make my point – just some historical data from the last decade. I suspect that Paul Revere might have had a few folks pretty upset when he woke them up in the middle of the night. Today, as a relatively free American, I’d like to thank him.Turn on the Night-light There you have it! I have expressed my concerns, and they are based on real facts. Question my motives if you want, but know that I didn’t ask for this job. I took it on as a personal challenge to help others in my peer group: retirees, seniors, and savers just trying to survive. What would Paul Revere have said about his motives? He likely would have said that he simply wanted his friends to wake up! The danger is imminent, and we need to take precautions to defend ourselves. Only this time, it is not the British: it is our own federal government. If you agree with me, take the necessary precautions. If you have already done so, good for you! Stay diligent. If you don’t agree with me, please roll over and go back to sleep.On the Lighter Side As this is our last issue before Christmas, I want to share a couple of quick thoughts. First, thank you to all of our readers. This has been one of the most exciting years of my life. Our subscriber growth and feedback has been terrific, and I want everyone to know just how much I appreciate it. Today’s article is from my heart. We are in this together, and I want to help all seniors and savers survive and thrive. And finally… Every Tuesday we have a conference call with the core players on our team: Alex, Ann, David, Lee, Vedran, and me. They asked me to convey on behalf of the entire team, our wish that everyone enjoy a wonderful holiday season in whatever manner you and your family choose to celebrate. It is “Merry Christmas” in the Miller household. We will be feeding 17, with the first grandson arriving on the 20th and the entire family departing the 28th. Grandma Jo has the freezer stocked with cookies and fudge; she can’t buy a turkey until the last minute because there is no room left for one. There is nothing better than being a grandpa surrounded by loving family. Until next week…last_img read more

first_img Skyharbour Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: SYH) owns a 100% interest in approximately 400,000 acres of land between seven uranium properties in the uranium rich Athabasca Basin region in northern Saskatchewan. Six of the properties consisting of approximately 388,000 acres of prospective ground are strategically located near the Alpha Minerals (TSX.V: AMW) and Fission Energy (TSX.V: FIS) Patterson Lake South (PLS) uranium discovery area. The properties were acquired for their proximity to the PLS discovery and interpreted favourable geology for the occurrence of PLS style uranium mineralization. Skyharbour’s land position is now one of the largest in the Patterson Lake area. The Athabasca Basin hosts the world’s largest and richest high-grade uranium deposits accounting for approximately 20% of global primary uranium supply. There are still areas in the region that are highly prospective and underexplored as illustrated by the new 49.5 metres of 6.26% U3O8 discovery at the Patterson Lake South property. Please visit our website for more information. The dollar index closed at 82.47 on Friday…and gapped down a bit at the Sunday night open in New York…and then kept heading lower from there.  The low tick [82.05] came minutes after 8:00 a.m. in New York…and the subsequent 25 basis point rally ended at noon…and that gain had all but disappeared by the close.  The index finished the Monday session at 82.14…down 33 basis points from Friday’s close. Here’s the New York Spot Silver [Bid] chart on its own, so you can observe the New York action…the only price action that really matters…more closely. (Click on image to enlarge) The CME’s Daily Delivery Report, not surprisingly, showed that there were no more deliveries scheduled for the month of April…but they did report the First Notice Day numbers for delivery into the May silver contract very late last night EDT…and they were quite amazing. In gold, there were 1,288 contracts posted for delivery on May 1st, with all but six of them being issued by JPMorgan Chase…1,116 out of its client account…and the other 166 out of its in-house [proprietary] trading account.  The only two long/stoppers of note were Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia with 973 contracts…and Barclays with 287. In silver, of the 1,506 contracts posted for delivery tomorrow, the only short/issuer worth mentioning was JPMorgan Chase with 1,484 contracts out of its in-house [proprietary] trading account.  The biggest long/stopper was JPMorgan in its client account, with 573 contracts.  The next three long/stoppers in order of size were Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia, Credit Suisse and Merrill…with 233, 208 and 153 contracts respectively.  There were a couple of dozen long/stoppers in all…and yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is definitely worth a minute of your time.  The link is here.  Even though the gold price has rebounded smartly off its low of a week ago Tuesday morning Hong Kong time, the metal itself still continues to depart GLD for parts unknown.  On Monday an authorized participant withdrew 77,367 troy ounces.  This should not be the case at all…as gold should be flowing into GLD.  Over at SLV, they reported their third deposit by an authorized participant in as many days. This time it was 482,931 troy ounces. The U.S. Mint had another sales report yesterday.  They sold 1,000 ounces of gold eagles…and 1,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes.  I expected more…much more.  After three days of no silver eagles sales, they finally reported selling 743,500 of them.  I will be very interested to see if they have a sales report today that shoves April silver eagles sales over the four million mark.  With one day short of a third of the 2013 calendar year under our collective belts, silver eagles sales sit at 18,198,500.  That’s a lot! Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Friday, they reported receiving 598,743 troy ounces of silver…and shipped 686,718 troy ounces of the stuff out the door.  The link to that activity is here. In gold on Friday, the Comex-approved depositories reported receiving 49,194 troy ounces of the stuff…and shipped 66,885 troy ounces out the door.  All the activity was at Scotia Mocatta…and the link to that is here. I thought that Monday might be a little quieter at the store, but it certainly didn’t turn out that way, as we had another huge sales day…almost all of it in silver.  Since the engineered price decline of two weeks ago…and except for a couple of stand-out days…silver has outsold gold about 200 to 1…minimum. There have been no changes in delivery…but because of a personal relationship, our store has been able to order a bit of stock from one our wholesalers…but nothing like we’d like to order if given half a chance. I read Ted Butler’s weekend commentary with great interest…and have permission to reprint the last two paragraphs from it.  Here they are… I am taken aback by the growing pervasiveness, more on the Internet, but also in the mainstream media of stories about silver having to do with the COMEX, short positions, manipulation, the COTs and how JPMorgan is the big silver short. Please try to understand how other-worldly this all is to me. I’m not trying to pat myself on the back in having introduced all these things (and others); I’m trying to convey that the ascension of these issues to the forefront seems to me to automatically increase the likelihood that the end of the silver manipulation is drawing near. After all, at some point, the whole scam must unravel once we pass the critical mass of public awareness. It is this growing awareness of the real issues in silver that has me both thunderstruck and more encouraged than ever before about silver’s investment prospects. We have a wildly bullish COT structure in silver and gold combined with what could be a nuclear fire emerging in silver physical demand. I don’t recall such a similar bullish price set up. JPMorgan is still a manipulative force to reckon with, but the growing spotlight on this crooked bank and the crooked exchange on which the price of silver is set, is bright…and this doesn’t bode well for the crooks. – Silver analyst Ted Butler…27 April 2013 Here’s your “cute quota” for the day… The gold stocks gapped up about 3 percent at the open…and then got sold off into that early London p.m. gold fix which I had mentioned a few paragraphs back.  The high for the gold stocks came at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time…and then slid in fits and starts into the close.  The HUI finished the day up 1.62%. All four of them would have broken out to the upside if given the opportunity to do so. It was a pretty unexciting Monday in the gold market.  Prices chopped higher, with the high tick of the day coming moments before the 8:20 a.m. Comex open…and from there it got sold down to its New York low at the London p.m. gold fix.  From there it chopped higher into the 5:15 p.m. electronic close.  Gold’s high tick came in late electronic trading…and was recorded by Kitco as $1,477.80 spot.  The low at the p.m. fix was $1,462.50 spot. Gold close yesterday at $1,476.50 spot…up $13.60 on the day.  Gross volume was not overly heavy at around 144,000 contracts. Both platinum and palladium did pretty well for themselves…but it was obvious, at least to me, that there was a willing seller there to keep things under control less their respective prices rose to fast. The platinum chart for both Monday and Friday appear too similar to be a coincidence, but maybe it’s just me [once again] looking for black bears in dark rooms that aren’t there. Here are the charts for both…and you can decide for yourself. Sponsor Advertisement It was more or less the same story in silver, except for the fact that there was a surprise rally late in the electronic trading session, which got capped before it could get too far above the $24.60 spot mark…and from there it traded sideways into the close.  Silver’s high tick was $24.71 spot in electronic trading…its New York low was at what appeared to be an early London p.m. gold fix…and that was recorded as $24.01 spot. Silver closed at $24.59 spot…up 55 cents the ounce from Friday’s close.  Net volume was pretty chunky at 44,000 contracts…with more than half of that coming in the new front month, which is July. The silver stocks didn’t do quite as well as the gold stocks…and I’m sure part of that reason had to do with the fact that the big price surge in silver came after the close of the equity markets in New York.  Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed up 0.74%. Since it’s Tuesday, I have a quite a few more stories than normal…and I hope you can find the time to read the ones that interest you the most. There are no market anymore…only interventions. – Chris Powell, GATA It was a very uneventful Monday in the precious metals…and they were kept quietly under control during the New York session.  All four of them would have broken out to the upside if given the opportunity to do so, which they weren’t.  With today being the last trading day of April, I’m not expecting big fireworks as far as the price is concerned, but you just never know. Today, at the close of Comex trading, is also the cut-off for this Friday’s Commitment of Traders Report. I don’t have much to add to what I’ve already said in the first section of today’s column…and the stories in today’s column should keep you off the streets for a while. I note that both gold and silver came under some selling pressure during the Far East trading session on their Tuesday…with the biggest percentage move down coming in silver, of course.  Lows were set in all four precious metals shortly after 2:00 p.m. Hong Kong time…but rallied back sharply about an hour into the London trading day.  Ted Butler says that most trading activity these days is of the high-frequency variety…and there’s no real liquidity in these markets, so ‘day boyz’ can do pretty much what they want with prices. Both gold and silver are still below their Monday closing prices as I hit the ‘send’ button on today’s column at 5:10 a.m. Eastern time…and platinum and palladium prices are unchanged.  Volumes are quite a bit higher than ‘normal’…and virtually all of silver’s volume is in the new front month, which is July.  The dollar index isn’t doing much. Just a quick reminder that TODAY at 2 p.m. EDT, Casey Research be premiering our Internationalizing Your Assets video event, with Doug Casey, Peter Schiff, Mike Maloney, and other experts on expatriating your wealth. If you have any interest at all on how to protect what’s rightfully yours from increasingly belligerent and overreaching governments, I urge you to register now for this free event, and learn for yourself how this fast-moving field is changing and why now may be one of the last chances you have to get started. Enjoy what’s left of your day…and I’ll see you here tomorrow.last_img read more

first_img — •  Springleaf Holdings (LEAF) is one of the biggest players in subprime lending… And its business is booming. Springleaf has a $6.7 billion portfolio of mostly subprime loans. It charges subprime borrowers an incredible 27% interest rate, on average. Springleaf’s earnings rose 14% during the second quarter. And its stock price is up 40% in the last year. Fortress Investment Group (FIG), one of the largest hedge and private equity firms in the world, owns a majority stake in Springleaf. Strict regulations have mostly stopped banks from making subprime loans. But those rules don’t apply to hedge funds. The Wall Street Journal explains how hedge funds are getting into the subprime business. Tighter regulations have pushed many banks out of subprime mortgages and sharply limited their interest in other types of subprime loans… The retreat has opened the door to non-banks like Fortress, which are flush with cash to invest and say they have learned the lessons of the financial crisis. We’re skeptical… and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a Springleaf blowup come to a market near you soon. •  If you trust that big financial institutions really have learned their lesson… Then you don’t need to do anything. And if you believe lending hundreds of billions of dollars to unqualified borrowers won’t cause another financial crisis… You don’t need to worry that your stocks and bonds will lose value. •  But… you might know your history. And it says not to trust big financial institutions… In 2008, we learned that the financial system is rigged to reward financial institutions for taking crazy risks. If a big financial institution takes a big risk and it pays off, it keeps the profit. If it takes a big risk and blows up the financial system, the government will bail it out…like it did in 2008. Big financial institutions have zero interest in keeping our financial system safe and stable. Their incentives are to take big risks. At some point, big risks like the growing number of subprime auto and credit card loans will cause another major financial crisis. We wrote Going Global 2015 to show Casey Research readers how to protect themselves. Going Global 2015 is a 233-page hardcover book that explains easy steps you can take to make sure the next financial crisis doesn’t wipe out your investments and savings. And right now, we’re practically giving this important book away for free. For just a small processing fee of $4.95…we’ll mail Going Global 2015 to your front door. Click here to claim your copy of Going Global 2015. Chart of the Day We mentioned earlier that Springleaf Holdings is one of the largest subprime lenders in America. It charges customers an average interest rate of nearly 27%. Today’s chart compares that rate with other common interest rates. As you can see, Springleaf’s average rate is more than six times higher than the average mortgage rate. And it’s nearly double the average interest rate on a credit card. These super-high rate loans are extremely expensive for the borrower…making them hard to pay back. Someone who borrows $1,500 at Springleaf’s 27% average rate for four years would end up paying $1,000 in interest. Recommended Links – A Rare Glimpse Inside the Portfolios of America’s Rich and Famous (You Won’t See This ANYWHERE Else) One of the most powerful and connected men in America just produced a stunning new piece of work. We think you’ll be shocked when you see what he’s uncovered. We’ve posted a short summary of his research – including instructions on how subscribers can claim a copy – right here.center_img One of the biggest causes of the financial crisis is back. Subprime lending is surging. Subprime loans are made to people with bad credit. They’re riskier than traditional loans. Lenders charge higher interest rates on subprime loans to compensate for the higher risk. Subprime lending exploded in the early-to-mid-2000s and fueled the housing bubble. When people couldn’t pay back these expensive loans, the housing market crashed. It sparked the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression…and almost took down the whole US financial system. •  The subprime mortgage market is almost dead… Subprime loans account for just 0.25% of the mortgage market today…down from 26% in 2006. Banks have mostly gotten out of the subprime mortgage businesses. New regulations make it difficult for banks to make subprime loans. •  …But subprime lending is making a comeback. Lenders aren’t giving people subprime loans to buy houses much anymore. Instead, they’re giving subprime loans to people to buy cars… and to buy stuff on their credit cards. The Wall Street Journal reports that subprime auto and credit card lending has surged to its highest level since before the financial crisis. …[M]ore than one-third of all auto, credit card and personal loans from the start of January to the end of April went to subprime borrowers, according to the latest available data from credit-reporting firm Equifax Inc. That is the highest percentage since 2007. Lenders made 53.7 million auto, credit card and personal loans in the first four months of 2015, up 46% from 2010. Subprime auto loans are growing fastest, according to The New York Times: Over all, auto loans to subprime borrowers — typically people with credit scores at or below 640 — have more than doubled since the financial crisis, with one in four new auto loans going to subprime borrowers. In the second quarter of 2014, for example, total auto loan originations hovered at the highest level since before the financial crisis… Lenders made about $189 billion in new subprime consumer loans during the first eleven months of 2014. To put that into context, the subprime mortgage market was about $1.3 trillion before the financial crisis. Subprime auto and credit card loans aren’t huge yet…but they’re not tiny either. And as we’ve explained, they are growing fast. It’s another disaster in the making. Grab International Speculator While It’s 50% OFF The world’s most explosive mining and energy stocks at our lowest rate ever. Click here to claim your discount before it’s gone. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida August 12, 2015last_img read more

By WVUA 23 Reporter Cameron Crowe Campaign staffer

first_imgBy WVUA 23 Reporter Cameron CroweCampaign staffers for two of Alabama’s democratic gubernatorial candidates hosted a public forum in Tuscaloosa over the weekend.Monarch Espresso Bar welcomed the campaigns of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb for an open forum Sunday.Both campaigns had plenty to say about their candidates and their political stances, but the whole event was also in support of the Brown House, a community outreach program working to tutor, mentor and develop children in the community.Community Outreach Team Member Jacqueline Lott said proceeds from the event will benefit Brown House’s day to day operations.“It means assistance and help with a lot of the kids in our neighborhoods,” she said. “The learning process continues even after they get off the bus.”Campaign managers answered questions about political experience and what motivated them to run.Brown House Manager Adam Pierce said that while they’re a nonpolitical organization, they are supportive of civic engagement regardless of political affilations.“We think it is very important that we engage and find common ground among different demographics,” he said.Gubernatorial primaries are happening June 5.last_img read more

An abused dog is fighting for her life at Veterina

first_imgAn abused dog is fighting for her life at Veterinary Hospital of Centreville after being found abandoned on the side of Highway 25 Monday morning.Numerous people posted on social media that they saw a metal dog crate at a pull-over spot near county road 26 Monday morning. When someone stopped to look inside, they were horrified at what they found.Inside the locked cage, was a female bulldog mix trapped with no food and no water in the sweltering Alabama heat. But this dog was battling much more than the 90 degree weather. Her back had been burned severely using some kind of liquid; perhaps scalding grease, boiling water or even acid.To make things worse, the huge area had harbored extreme infection and become infested with maggots.Despite the extreme pain this dog was in, she still maintained a gentle disposition after she was rescued.Local animal rescue, Friends of the Bibb County Pound owner Tammie Davis lives minutes from where the dog was dumped. Davis operates off of strictly donations, but has offered to fund the tortured dog’s vet expenses.“We definitely need help with the funds to pay her vet bill,” Davis said. “It’s going to be a long stretch. It’s not going to be just fix me up today and out of the vet tomorrow, she’s going to be there for a while,” Davis added.”Everybody’s praying for her to pull through.”The staff at Veterinary Hospital of Centreville  has named the dog Hope because she needs all the hope she can get.Donations are desperately needed for Hope’s medical expenses. You can donate through PayPal at or by calling the veterinary hospital at (205) 926 – 4347.It’s still unknown who burned Hope and left her locked in the cage for dead along Highway 25.If you have any information that could assist investigators, you’re asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 926-4683.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW YORK  — Terry Collins was watching another masterful pitching performance by shaggy-haired rookie Jacob deGrom when David Wright returned to the New York dugout with the news that his season was over because of a shoulder injury.The Mets manager had little time to think about the ramifications of losing his star third baseman, not with his team suddenly on the fringe of the National League playoff race.DeGrom pitched three-hit ball for eight dominant innings, and New York held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Sept. 9 for its sixth win in seven games.“At the moment I was trying to win a baseball game,” Collins said. “There’s a lot of discussions that are going to have to take place here to decide where we need to head.”Jeurys Familia got Wilin Rosario to ground out with the bases loaded in the ninth for his fifth save, helping the Mets move five games under .500 (70-75). They are just 5 1-2 games behind Pittsburgh for the second NL wild card with three teams in front of them.“Just a really good team win right there,” said All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy, who went 1-for-3 in his return from the disabled list. “A little bit of a sour taste in your mouth with what’s going on with David.”Wright has been playing with a sore shoulder since mid-June. The pain became more severe Monday night and he had an MRI Sept. 9, missing the game. The seven-time All-Star will be shut down for the rest of the season and begin a six-week rehabilitation program after a period of rest.“It’s disappointing,” Wright said. “But I think for me personally, making sure I end this year as healthy as can be and then do what I can, starting with this rehab program, to ensure that I will be as close to 100 percent for spring training is the goal.”Juan Lagares had an RBI single, and Curtis Granderson added an RBI double off Christian Bergman (2-3) one night after he hit a tying triple in the ninth inning of the series-opening win.In his 20th career start, deGrom (8-6) didn’t allow a baserunner after Nolan Arenado’s one-out double in the fourth — retiring his final 14 batters. He struck out nine and walked none.“I felt like I was getting stronger as the game went on,” deGrom said. “That’s a great feeling because it’s my first time I’m pitching this late into a year.”Over his last 10 starts, deGrom is 7-1 with a 1.60 ERA. He hasn’t allowed an earned run in 22 straight innings.Matt den Dekker’s double with one out in the fifth gave the Mets their first runner in scoring position against Bergman, and they came through. After deGrom grounded out, Lagares had an RBI single.Den Dekker was later hit by a pitch in the hand. X-Rays were negative.Bergman yielded six hits and two runs in six innings in his seventh major league start. He didn’t walk a batter for his second consecutive outing.“Bergy did another nice job,” Rockies Manager Walt Weiss said. “He’s been one of those guys who’ve come up and been a bright spot for us — he competes pretty well.”(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Masahiro Tanaka pitched 3 2-3 shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 on March 18.Tanaka gave up two hits and struck out three without a walk in his second spring start, both against Atlanta. He threw two perfect innings last week. Tanaka said his arm felt fine and that he’ll be ready to begin the season.“Overall everything was good,” he said through is translator. “It’s my second start and it was as good as my first start. It just seems like everything was working.”Tanaka got off to an All-Star start last year during his first season in the majors. The Japanese right-hander later missed 2 1/2 months because of a partially torn ligament in his elbow.Brian McCann and Stephen Drew both homered off Braves reliever James Russell. Didi Gregorius went 3 for 3 with an RBI.Kelly Johnson hit a three-run homer for the Braves. New catcher A.J. Pierzynski got a hit and raised his spring average to .471.Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz gave up one run and three hits in 3 2-3 innings.(JEFF BERLINICKE)last_img read more

VANCOUVER British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembe

first_imgVANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011.That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title match in Germany.The Americans get a rematch on July 5 when the teams meet again in the final, this time in Canada. The U.S. women are favored, and there figures to be a mostly pro-American crowd making the short trip across the border to Vancouver’s BC Place.Wambach and the rest of her teammates say they aren’t taking anything for granted. The United States, ranked No. 2 in the world, is seeking its third World Cup title, but first since 1999.“We still have to win. We haven’t won anything yet, and we know what that feels like from four years ago,” Wambach said. “It’s not a good feeling.”The United States is coming off an impressive 2-0 semifinal victory over Germany, the team that had unseated the Americans for the top spot in the world rankings. Criticized at times for a lack of offense, the U.S. has posted five straight shutouts.“I think we have really good momentum. I think we have confidence as a group. But we need to raise our game as well,” said midfielder Carli Lloyd, who leads the Americans with three goals. “This is the final, everything’s on the line, there’s no holding back. There’s no reserving energy. It’s full throttle.”Japan, ranked No. 4 in the world, has won each of its six matches during the month-long tournament, relying on its steady tactical skill. It is trying for its second straight World Cup title.“It’s the final game, the last one, so there’s no more than that and we should really cherish this moment that we are going to the final,” Japan coach Norio Sasaki said. “But I would also like to have a game that would contribute to the development of football in the world.”THE LAST TIME: Japan’s victory over the United States four years ago was Asia’s first-ever World Cup title.The Japanese erased a pair of one-goal deficits. Wambach scored in the 104th minute to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead, and Homare Sawa tied it 13 minutes later. Japan then prevailed 3-1 on penalty kicks.It was an emotional victory, following the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the nation in March, killing more than 20,000 people and touching off the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986.Before boarding the flight home from Germany, Sawa said: “I have to dedicate this win to the people who suffered the disaster.”LIGHTS-OUT D: Anchored by Hope Solo in goal, the United States’ most consistent asset in the World Cup so far has been its defense.Solo, who won the Golden Glove award for the 2011 World Cup, has put up five straight shutouts. She has been helped by a solid backline of Meghan Klingenberg, Becky Sauerbrunn, Julie Johnston and Ali Krieger.The United States has gone 513 minutes without conceding a goal. Only Australia, in the first half of the group-stage opener, has managed to score against the Americans.HONORING A TEAMMATE: That white teddy bear that has been a constant feature on Japan’s bench throughout the tournament honors midfielder Kozue Ando, who broke her left ankle in the World Cup opener against Switzerland.While Ando returned home to Japan, she remains close to the players — and not just symbolically with the teddy bear that wears her jersey. She was in her teammates’ thoughts during the semifinal victory over England.“Miss Ando was talking to the players in the locker room on the phone, and also she sent messages,” Sasaki said. “And also was the fact that she could come to Vancouver to cheer for us. That was the source of our energy. So we were able to do that.”(ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgAngara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system “I am here because I love my country and I love my mother-in-law who loved the Philippines so much,” he told reporters yesterday while repacking relief goods with hundreds of volunteers.“I grew up in Bogo. I used to love San Remigio. I want to go back there but I don’t want to without anything to give,” he added.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeEven Cruz’s security escorts helped in sorting out the goods which were later loaded into trucks and sent to the northern towns including Bantayan and Camotes island.Cruz said his foundation, Mabuting Pilipino, has already raised money to buy more relief goods for the typhoon victims. ELDON Cruz, husband of presidential sister Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, used to frequent the white sand and pristine, warm waters of beaches in San Remigio town in his childhood.That’s why he didn’t think twice about helping out after receiving word that super typhoon “Yolanda” devastated San Remigio town and his hometown Bogo City.ADVERTISEMENT BPI nets P13.74B in H1 Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Read Next He also expressed interest to help in the rehabilitation of damaged school buildings in north Cebu.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debatenewsinfoUS fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurtnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHMORE STORIESnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debatenewsinfoUS fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurtnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHHe said his sister-in-law, actress and TV personality Kris Aquino, wants to visit Cebu especially Daanbantayan town.“Kris wants to go to Daanbantayan but the problem is the governor and the vice governor advised me not yet since 80 percent of the town was destroyed,” he said.However, Cruz said Kris would still push through with her travel plans in the next few weeks to distribute relief aid in the Visayas.Cruz’s wife, Ballsy, is the eldest among the five children of former president Corazon Aquino and former senator Benigno Aquino Jr. Correspondent Peter L. RomanillosADVERTISEMENT Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros View comments PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal MOST READ Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements SMC bags Bulacan airport project Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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first_img———————————————————Note: This speech has been translated and edited by the members of the True Peace magazine team and published in October 2014 issue. Click here to get your own free copy of this magazine.——————————————————— September is the harvest month. At this providential harvest time, our responsibility is to witness—to find the many ripened, prepared grains. Hence, you should boldly let people know about True Parents. Have you seen the recent popular movie, “Myeongryang”? The world has no owner. The people’s hearts feel empty as a result. The leaders in those days were not able to truly lead the people and help them.That is why when Lee Sun-shin stood on the frontline in that difficult environment, with the heart to serve the people, the people united. This changed Korea’s fate. What do you think would have happened if Lee Sun-shin had not been there at that time?Even though this age has many great people, people are still waiting for a true owner. What position are you in? You are family members that have received True Parents’ blessing. You must inform people about True Parents. You should inform them, so that they become aware of True Parents. Do not be afraid! If you become one with True Parents, you can overcome and resolve all problems. Should a person that knows about this simply remain dormant? You should take the lead to witness and educate people! Father always said that there is no perfection in ignorance. Hence, you should let people know. Now is the time when you should boldly advance. Do not fear better established religious groups.I called members of the Youth Federation and CARP here today. You have come at the right time. Remember that many prepared lives are waiting for your voice and touch. Challenge yourselves and meet these people! It is not incorrect to say that the history of our Unification Church started from CARP. The standard of our Unification Church is high. When conveying the word, you are people that can digest anything. Hence, move forward with confidence! My hopes for you are high.In December, I plan to conduct a forty-day witnessing course for CARP and Youth Federation members in Las Vegas. I want to teach them to be leaders of a global standard. To become such a leader, not only is it important to connect through the heart, but one should be able to communicate through language too.Korea is the fatherland of our faith, True Parents’ fatherland. What does that imply? We must be able to embrace many brothers and sisters. The countries that stood at the frontline of missionary work… Korea was a bit weak. Those countries included Japan, America and Europe, Germany in particular.Leaders in Korea were not fully capable of thinking about the world and the future; as a result, they have not been able to raise successors. Time does not wait for us. It actually feels a bit late. Are you then going to give up because of that? We must make it possible! Most leaders are in their sixties and seventies. Yet, did they raise successors?Even though each of the providential organizations carries different responsibilities, I hope that they become one with the headquarters and work together in the same direction to bring about greater results. Since results are important, do not assert what is yours alone, but join hands and make greater results. The message I have given you this time is about this: Forgive, love and unite!This is the true love “flu” of this age given to you by True Parents. I hope this spreads to the nation and moves on to all of Asia and the entire world and that you yield results from such a foundation…. When one catches the flu, one must try hard to recover from it. Isn’t that right? The true love flu! I hope that providential organizations and groups often collaborate and communicate with one another and bring about greater success.A few days ago, the pope paid a visit to Korea and it became quite an issue. However, what came from his visit? He has left. The work that we do, however, is to save people. What else is greater than this, that we should be grateful for? Instead, you should be afraid of sleeping. Father tried not to sleep.You said you would become devoted children and patriots. If that’s the case, shouldn’t you take after True Parents? Please become sons and daughters that resemble True Parents and realize their hopes. This is the only way to give blessings to our descendants in the future.These days, I have been thinking a lot about indemnity. What can be done to establish a future without indemnity? You must do well. In other words, please do not put off your responsibilities. Just as I did, you should be able to say, “Follow in my footsteps!” Do you understand?Only by doing so can a new era be formed through you. The Cheon Il Guk era, the kingdom of heaven on earth, the kingdom of heaven through you… Of course doors opened through True Parents, but how extensively we build a good environment depends on you. Isn’t that right? Being in the position of children, you have responsibilities. Now! This is harvest season. Make great determination, pledge to Heaven every day that you will bring great result and live a life of practice! True Mother gave this message following hoondokhae on 8.8 on the heavenly calendar (September 1) in Cheon Jeong Gung.last_img read more

first_img ProMax 440 BJJ GI UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler fight card White on Nunes-Cris rematch: ‘That’s the fight I want to make’ Born Billionaires: Don Johnson’s Daughter is One of the… At 6’1”& 300 Lbs, Nobody Could Stop Him In The Ring The Delite | Scripps Amanda Nunes Forced Into Plan B Fightful Accessories Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Good Night Tee While Rousey may one of the handful of fighters in the organization making millions, it is hard to compare her success to the financial consistency of other female sports such as tennis, where its top stars make tens of millions of dollars each year. Current world No. 2 Maria Sharapova made $27.9 million in 2014 ($22 million in endorsements and $5.9 in prize money). Recommended by Latest From MMA Warehouse [Pics] This Woman Thought She Was Having A Baby, But… Ice Pop Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Sale Top Contenders for Fight of the Year White: McGregor didn’t like my comments about Masvidal being ‘too big’ for him Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Several days ago, an interview with legendary Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko surfaced with some controversial quotes regarding his views on women’s MMA.While his viewpoint is on par with those of a devout Orthodox Christian from ethnic Russia, his quotes made headlines in the MMA community, and female fighters were forced to contend with his words.”Women shouldn’t compete in UFC/MMA because this sport is for men,” Emelianenko said through his interpreter (transcription via “There are a lot of sports where women look like women – like gymnastics, water sports, maybe some athletics. MMA is for men. It’s a man’s sport.”UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza was asked about Fedor’s comments following a UFC 185 pre-fight open workout. She did not seem disappointed with the legend’s perspective on female fighting, and instead confidently mentioned UFC star Ronda Rousey.”Facts speak for themselves. He is one of the greats, and I have nothing against him. Maybe we differ a bit in opinion (smiles). I think Ronda and the crowd that she brough to LA – the proof is in the pudding right there.”Esparza added that she believes WMMA is likely to be the biggest sport currently available for females to compete in.”Honestly, I think female MMA is basically the biggest female sport out there right now. We’re being put on the same stage as the guys, and sometimes Ronda (Rousey) headlining above the guys. That goes to show that we are on top right now.” Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Starscenter_img Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Gloves Robert Whittaker hails ‘Wonderboy’ the best ‘outside fighter’ in MMA Apparel Latest From Our Partners Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Standard BJJ Gi King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt [Pics] Born Into Billions: Meet America’s Richest Heirs Finance 101 Lockdown duffle bag More From Bloody Elbow UFC 240: Fights to make [Pics] These Photos Show What It’s Really Like To Live In Russia Direct Expose Standard Ranked Rashguard Sponsored Content Conor lashes out at Herb Dean, says Khabib was ‘riddled in panic’ during bus attack More:last_img read more

Midnight Mania Trump Family In The Chaos Corner

first_img Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Bellator 180 Bellator NYC “Sonnen vs. Silva” took place last night (Sat., June 24, 2017) at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. The main event finally brought to a head a grudge match years in the making as Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally fought — only in Bellator instead of in an Octagon.Years of animosity led to a memorable first round which saw Sonnen score a takedown eight seconds in and pound away on top for the next two minutes and change, only to let Silva up and get rocked by a punch which saw Silva briefly have his moment to shine on top — briefly. Once Sonnen cleared the cobwebs he got up and took Silva right back down. Silva tried to apply a guillotine with no success as Sonnen popped his head free.The second round saw a prolonged guillotine attempt from Silva which Sonnen seemed absolutely in no danger of tapping to, eventually prompting John McCarthy to warn both men to get busy. Sonnen finally got his left hand free and fired some punches but they were both stood up. It made no difference as Sonnen immediately doubled him to the ground and kept him there.The third round looked even more like a bad night for Silva than the first two. There was just no stopping a relentless takedown assault by Sonnen, putting Silva on his back 19 seconds in, and Sonnen stayed busy enough on top that McCarthy was never forced to stand it up — forcing the judges to render a victory of 30-26 and 30-27 X2 for “The American Gangster.” More: Bader scored one very brief takedown in the fifth round, but was not able to capitalize on it as Davis popped right back up, and broke free with no damage scored. After 25 minutes the judges had to sort this one out. They returned a verdict of 49-46 Bader X2, 48-47 Davis to make Bader your new Bellator light heavyweight champion. With time running out on Spike TV no post-fight interview took place.For complete Bellator 180 results and coverage click here. A pumped up Matt Mitrione had plenty to say afterward in his post fight interview.“You know I’ll tell you what man, I told my coaches and my trainers all week long, this shit’s gonna be just like when I knocked out Derrick Lewis. I feel it, I knew it was gonna happen, we were gonna explode at the same time and may the best man win. Please, everybody loves Fedor man, please give it up for Fedor please for coming back. That’s incredible. Also, my kids, put your ear muffs on. Hey President Trump, fuck the Golden State Warriors, I’m a real warrior, I’ll come to the White House. And everybody look, Tim Hague just died in the boxing ring. Please, go to GoFundMe. He’s got a nine year old son. If you’ve got 25 cents or a thousand dollars, give this kid a life please.”Two-time welterweight champion Douglas Lima put his Bellator crown on the line against former Strikeforce and UFC veteran Lorenz Larkin, with a potential of five full rounds of action on tap.The first round was so much of a feeling out process that Bellator newcomer Mauro Ranallo was forced to acknowledge “mutual respect” on commentary. The second round was where both men finally let their hands go, with Lima knocking down Larkin on a counter left over two minutes in, unable to finish him on the ground with elbows. There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Bellator MMA Bellator NYC also featured the debut of MMA prospect Aaron Pico at lightweight against a much more experienced opponent at 8-2 in Zach Freeman.Freeman stunned Pico with a right hand uppercut just ten seconds into the fight, going for a submission immediately when Pico slumped, tapping out his opponent in just 24 seconds. Here’s @PhenomLima’ post fight speech! And yes, there was a @rory_macdonald mention! Join us on PPV here ➡️— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 25, 2017 The top game of @ChaelSonnen is taking over this fight! #BellatorNYC— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 25, 2017 Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Sale Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Apparel Accessories “You gotta’ believe!” @altarboymma shocks the world with first round submission over @AaronPicoUSA! #BellatorNYC— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 25, 2017 Latest From Our Partners Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars The always loquacious “Bad Guy” had a lot to say to Jimmy Smith after getting his hand raised.“All I can think to myself is God damn I hate New York. I made Tito Ortiz tap out in less than a minute, I got Wanderlei Silva out of here in the main event, and when it comes to you Fedor Emelienenko I only need one shot. Now you asked me for an autograph in the back, I patted you on your doughy head and told you I’d think about it, but I’ve made my decision. I’ll give you that signature, but it’s gonna be on the bottom of a contract and you’re going to find out just like Wanderlei and Tito — you never piss off a gangster.”Second from the top was a fight originally slated for Bellator 172 that got rescheduled to June due to medical ailments. The moment for Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione to meet at heavyweight had finally arrived.This fight will not soon be forgotten. Just over a minute in Mitrione and Emelianenko threw simultaneous haymakers and achieved a double knockdown (highlights here). Fortunately for Mitrione he recovered quicker from being dropped, and managed to get some uppercuts on the ground from under Emelianenko’s arm. Once Mitrione got over the top clean, one big right hand slumped “The Last Emperor” and caused Dan Miragliotta to wave it off for a knockout at 1:14 of Round 1. Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Standard Ranked Rashguard .@mattmitrione beats the legendary #Fedor Emelianenko with thrilling first round knockout! #BellatorNYC— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 25, 2017 Gloves The champ @PhenomLima showing off his trademark fire power! #BellatorNYC— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 25, 2017 ProMax 440 BJJ GI Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Lockdown duffle bag Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement This was not a long title defense. Primus threw a kick that turned Chandler’s ankle into a quivering wobbly mess, and although Chandler tried to fight through it and even landed a right hand that hurt Primus, referee Todd Anderson stopped the fight and the doctor agreed and said it could not continue. Primus became the new lightweight champion by TKO at 2:27 of Round 1.Jimmy Smith interviewed an ecstatic Primus after a stunning upset victory.“Man I can’t even put it into words. I’m so excited. You guys can boo me all you want but, I trained my butt off, I sacrificed everything. It’s the name of the game — anything can happen you know. I’m so blessed. Thank you God, all my family and friends, everybody in Eugene and Portland, Oregon. Everybody in Orange County. Gracie Barra. Performance Martial Arts. Thank you guys. At the press conference I told him I was gonna beat him, and we were gonna have a second… I’m gonna give him an immediate shot. I told him that, and he deserves it. I look up to Chandler, I have for a long time, it was a true honor to get in here and throw leather with that guy. He’s a beast. I’d love to do it again. Let’s do it again man.”Chandler also had a few words with Jimmy Smith after that fight.“Cut it off! Cut this thing off! I’ll keep going. I didn’t hear a word he said. I can not wait to get back in this cage. Bellator! New York City! I love you!! Thank you guys for the support. I felt every single scream, when this little thing, was crippling underneath me. Thank you guys, I love you. Brent Primus you better train freaking hard boy cause I’m coming back with a vengeance.”Chandler might be coming back, but Primus left MSG with the gold around his waist. Lights. Out. Latest From MMA Warehouse King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Standard BJJ Gi More From Every takedown counts in this VERY close fight! #BellatorNYC— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 25, 2017 Lima continued to pursue a strategy of using leg kicks to slow Larkin down, then punish him with the left hook when Larkin stepped into range, out striking him in the third round and fighting a more competitive fourth round. Larkin fought with a greater sense of urgency in Round 5, pumping the jab and switching his stance to lure Lima into openings, but this title fight went to the judges.They returned a verdict of 50-48 and 48-47 X2 in favor of Lima, who was very thankful in his post-fight interview with Jimmy Smith.“Thank you my lord and savior Jesus Christ for this win. I’ve been through a lot to get here. He messed me up when he switched left handed. It was an honor to share the cage with him. He’s just a tough guy. (MacDonald) has been through a lot of tough fights but wait until he faces me – he’ll know what a tough fight is.” He headlined the first @BellatorMMA on @spike, now @MikeChandlerMMA defends his belt at @TheGarden live on PPV. #BellatorNYC— Spike Sports (@SpikeSports) June 25, 2017 .@brentprimus155, the new Lightweight World Champion! #BellatorNYC— MSG (@TheGarden) June 25, 2017 As the crowd took in that lightning quick finish, Jimmy Smith went to interview the winner.“You know what? The power of belief, in this life, anything can happen — but you have to believe it. I won the world championships in jiu-jitsu last year with the same move. Even my left hand. My right arm’s the strong one, but you know what? Anyone gives me their neck — night night.”Jimmy Smith asked Freeman who he wanted next. He had a one word answer: “EVERYBODY.”With so many fast fights on the main card, Bellator was lucky to have a bonus fight waiting in the wings that didn’t happen earlier in the night. The undefeated (5-0) Neiman Gracie and his opponent Dave Marfone (5-2) stepped in to fill some time.With a name like Gracie you have to expect some jiu-jitsu expertise and that’s exactly what we got in the second round. Gracie climbed on Marfone’s back after a takedown was blocked. Marfone tried to jump and spike Gracie’s head into the canvas to shake him loose. That failed. The rear-naked choke Gracie applied did not fail. Marfone tapped out at 2:27.After his big win at MSG Gracie gave a salute to a close personal friend.”I want to dedicate this victory to my friend Max. Max you are the true warrior. He tapped cancer out now and now he’s finished with the chemo. I’m here for this. Thank you to everybody from Renzo Gracie Academy who came out.”A light heavyweight title defense for “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis actually wound up being aired free on Spike TV during the Bellator 180 broadcast. His opponent, Ryan “Darth” Bader, already held one win over him from their respective UFC days.A restless MSG crowd wanted more action in the first round, but Davis was not able to hit on his takedown attempts, and despite a few good left hands Bader couldn’t land a really solid shot. He arguably edged out the first five minutes on points but only by the slimmest of margins.The second round was razor thin as well. Davis was still stymied on each of his takedown attempts, but Bader was not able to land effectively now that Davis had felt out the range, while Davis effectively mixed leg kicks and left jabs into his arsenal to slightly out strike his foe.An increasingly frustrated crowd at the Garden let their displeasure be heard three minutes into the third round, but Davis was arguably outscoring Bader on the feet and even landed a superman punch left hook combo. Bader went for a takedown late that Davis reversed to wind up on top in side control at the bell. In the fourth round both men were warned to be more active. Good Night Tee Michael Chandler, winner of four straight in Bellator’s lightweight division, also put his title on the line against undefeated challenger Brent Primus.last_img read more

Tony Maws Is Debuting a Vegetarian Craigie Burger

first_img Print Restaurants Tony Maws Is Debuting a Vegetarian Craigie Burger Try it at Craigie on Main’s bar starting January 9. 000 12/22/2017, 3:05 p.m. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.*center_img By Jenna Pelletier· Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. The Vegetable Burger at Craigie on Main./ Photo by Toan TrinhVegetarians, rejoice. The Boston area’s most talked-about burger is getting a vegetarian counterpart in 2018.On January 9, chef Tony Maws will debut the plant-based Vegetable Burger at Craigie on Main. It’ll be available in limited quantities every Tuesday at the bar only.Developing a vegetarian version of his lauded beef burger—it once graced the cover of Bon Appétit—was a “natural evolution,” Maws says. Despite being a pioneer in nose-to-tail cooking, “vegetables have always been really important to me,” the Cambridge chef adds.Like the original, the patty is full of complex flavor and umami. Roasted black beans, brown rice and lentils serve as the base, with fire-roasted mushrooms, tahini, fermented black bean powder, miso powder, and pomegranate molasses also in the mix. Egg serves as the binding agent, so it is not vegan. He’ll roll it out with the same condiments he uses on the beef burger (house-made ketchup, red wine vinegar pickles), but may eventually change them up.The bar-menu addition is something Maws has been thinking about for awhile. Customer requests for a veggie patty started coming in not long after he debuted the Craigie Burger nine years ago, and his vegetarian brother, Alex, has long been a proponent of the idea.But he didn’t start working on developing it in earnest until about a year ago because he wanted to really wrap his head around what an ideal vegetable burger should look and taste like.“I don’t want to think of this as a … substitution [for the meat version], but as its own entity,” Maws says. “It’s what your mouth wants. A really great, juicy burger— no matter if it’s meat or vegetables.”Available starting January 9 at the bar at Craigie on Main, 853 Main St., Cambridge, 617-497-5511, read more

On the Market A Victorian Manor in Cambridge

first_imgFor Sale/Rent On the Market: A Victorian Manor in Cambridge It’s “equal parts Royal Tenenbaums and Notting Hill.” 5/9/2018, 9:32 a.m. Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. 1221125 Printcenter_img Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* By Madeline Bilis· Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty52 Concord Avenue, CambridgePrice: $2,780,000Size: 4,244 square feetBedrooms: 5Baths: 3.5Perched atop Observatory Hill in Cambridge, this lavender Victorian is “equal parts Royal Tenenbaums and Notting Hill,” according to listing agent Lauren Holleran. The 1873 Mansard-roofed abode features both carefully maintained period details, like crown molding and woodwork, and modern updates, like a dreamy walk-in closet and a renovated mudroom.The property boasts an eye-catching yard, too, with sweet-smelling elements like flowering cherry trees and a wisteria-wrapped staircase. And if the $2.78 million price tag makes you jumpy, the house has an apartment that can be rented out. Holleran says it could fetch $2,000 per month, which would support an additional $375,000 in financed debt.For information, contact Lauren Holleran, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyPhoto via Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyThe Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros.last_img read more