Victims identified in Missouri duck boat tragedy

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BRANSON, Mo.) — Authorities released the names on Friday night of those who died in the duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri.Nine of the victims came from the same family — the Coleman family — which was from Indiana and on vacation at the time of the accident. Two family members managed to survive the sinking. Four of those who died from the family were children, all under the age of 10.Arya Coleman, just 1 year old, was the youngest victim, while Ervin Coleman, 76, was the oldest.In total, just five of the victims were natives of Missouri.The victims from Missouri included married couple William and Janice Bright.Here are the victims:Belinda Coleman, 69Glenn Coleman, 40Horace “Butch” Coleman, 70Ervin Raymond Coleman, 76Angela Coleman, 45Evan Coleman, 7Reece Coleman, 9Maxwell Coleman, 2Arya Coleman, 1William Asher, 69Rosemarie Hamann, 68Janice Bright, 63William Bright, 65Leslie Dennison, 64Bob Williams, 73Lance Smith, 15Steve Smith, 53Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

29 August, 1902: Greedy baker

first_imgProbably few more preposterous excuses have ever been given than that which was raised at the Birkenhead Police Court this week, where a baker was charged with having stolen a large Genoa cake, the property of his employers.The cake weighed 7½ lb and was one of 49 baked. The next morning one was missing. A detective followed the baker and found the missing cake in his private drawer. His excuse was that it was quite the custom in all bakehouses for the men to eat cakes or pastry.He thought there was no dishonesty in having taken it and when he had finished that one he would have taken another. The excuse was not accepted and the prisoner was fined 20s and costs.last_img read more

Belvita biscuit hits breakfast market

first_imgCapital FM radio presenters Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Snowdon are fronting a new £3m marketing campaign to promote Kraft’s new Belvita Breakfast brand – a range of biscuits targeting the breakfast market. Claimed to be the only breakfast biscuits in the UK, Belvita biscuits are made with whole grains and when eaten with a portion of fruit and serving of dairy – such as a latte and apple – release carbohydrates steadily over four hours.The marketing campaign for Belvita Breakfast, which launched this month, features TV ads aimed at the brand’s core market of 25-35 year women, as well as print ads, retail promotions and sampling.Biscuits have long been a popular breakfast item in Europe, but have yet to gain a foothold in the UK, where cereals and toast still dominate. Belvita Breakfast retail across Europe with one in five people in France eating biscuits for breakfast.“Belvita Breakfast’s success in Europe shows that there is a real appetite for breakfast biscuits, and the UK market is ready for something new,” said Nicola Wilkinson, Kraft Foods.According to research commissioned by Kraft, 34% of the UK regularly miss breakfast, compared to 17% in France, 18% in Italy and 13% in Spain. Eight per cent of Brits never eat breakfast, with men (38%) and people in their 20s (55%) most likely to skip.last_img read more

US business chamber slams Mexico electrical power law

first_imgMEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says Mexico’s attempts to limit private electricity generation would violate the U.S.-Mexico Canada trade agreement, known as the USMCA. The business group urged Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to withdraw a bill that would give priority in electricity purchases to older, more polluting, state-owned power plants. The Chamber’s Senior Vice President of the Americas said in a statement Friday that the bill could re-instate a government monopoly. Neil Herrington wrote “these changes would significantly raise the cost of electricity and limit access to clean energy for Mexico’s citizens.” Mexico has vowed to forge ahead with the law.last_img read more

The Bachelor’s Ben and Lauren Feel the Love at The Lion King

first_img Related Shows View Comments Chantel Riley, Jelani Remy, Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell(Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images) The Lion Kingcenter_img Can you feel the love? The Bachelor’s Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are spending their first week as a public pair by going to a  Broadway show. The newly engaged couple cozied up backstage at Disney’s The Lion King after the performance on March 17. The season 20 stars met up with onstage duo Simba and Nala, played by Jelani Remy and Chantel Riley, respectively. It was revealed earlier this week that Lauren received the final rose on this season’s Bachelor. The Bachelor franchise is no stranger to the Broadway blockbuster. On season 6, The Bachelorette’s Ali Fedotowsky had an episode right there in the pride lands. The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, true love, The Lion King… It all just makes sense, doesn’t it? It’s enough to make kings and vagabonds believe the very best. from $75.00last_img read more

OJK shuts down Jouska, two other investment firms

first_img“We’ve asked PT Jouska to settle the disputes with its clients transparently and invite the customers to settle the issues,” the task force said in a press statement. “We ask Jouska to process its licenses in line with its business activity as soon as possible.”The task force revealed that Jouska received a license as an education-services company through the Online Single Submission (OSS). It further said in the statement that Aakar had accepted the decisions.The case was uncovered when several clients and former clients of Jouska, which claims to be an independent financial advisory company and which gained its popularity among young investors via social media, took to Twitter, saying Jouska’s decision to invest their funds in low quality stocks had resulted in a slump in their portfolio values by more than 70 percent.A former client also uploaded an offering letter and a contract he received from the company when using its services in 2018 and 2019. The Financial Services Authority (OJK) has instructed financial advisory company PT Jouska Financial Indonesia to cease operations over allegations of illegal stock brokerage and investment mismanagement.The OJK’s Investment Alert Task Force also shut down PT Mahesa Strategis Indonesia and PT Amarta Investa Indonesia, which are alleged to have provided investment management services and financial advice without proper licenses. It has also blocked all three companies’ websites, applications and social media accounts through the Communications and Information Ministry.The decision was made after the task force summoned and questioned Jouska CEO and founder Aakar Abyasa Fidzuno following complaints on social media from its clients. The offering letter stated that aside from educating the client and helping them to pick the right investment instrument based on their profile, Jouska would have the right to manage the client’s funds, as well as to buy and sell stocks in their portfolio. The client then entered into a fund-management contract with Amarta Investa while others said they signed a contract with Mahesa Strategis.The Jakarta Post has learned that Jouska, Amarta Investa and Mahesa Strategis are not registered as investment-management companies or securities companies at the OJK.“Independent financial planners are not allowed to sell a financial product or investment management service to their clients,” financial planner Safir Senduk told the Post over the phone on Wednesday.The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) Indonesia has stressed that a financial advisor is prohibited from managing clients’ funds and trading stocks in their portfolios even with full discretion and consent from the clients.“We have to be proactive so we are now establishing a task force to list those who are claiming to be a financial planner but are actually in violation of the code of ethics,” said IARFC Indonesia chairman and president Aidil Akbar Madjid said on Thursday.“We hope the people who want to use financial planners’ services will be aware of which ones are licensed and which are not,” he said, adding that the profession was still self-regulated and yet to be regulated by the OJK.The Jouska case shared a similarity with the investment mismanagement that led to a corruption case involving ailing state-owned insurer PT Asuransi Jiwasraya, as both had used other parties’ funds to invest in questionable stocks, said University of Indonesia (UI) capital markets expert Budi Frensidy on Thursday.“[Jouska] case’s impact may be small on our stock market, but it can discourage new and potential equity investors from trying to invest,” he said.He suggested investors choose reputable and licensed asset-management firms to help them manage their investments if they do not feel confident enough to manage their own funds.Jouska’s clients shared on social media their portfolio details revealing that the company invested the majority of their funds in newly listed computer hardware-trading company, PT Sentral Mitra Informatika, trading on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) under the code LUCK. Advisors at Jouska are also reported to have prevented clients from selling the shares when the prices had dropped more than 80 percent, an allegation that has neither been denied nor confirmed by the company.Sentral Mitra, which was listed on the bourse on Nov. 29, 2018, saw its share price increase exponentially from Rp 285 (2 United States cents) to its highest level of Rp 2,020 apiece just around eight months after its IPO. Sentral Mitra’s share price has since dropped to near its IPO price, trading at Rp 322 on Friday.Jouska previously claimed in a written statement that it always informed clients of all economic, industry and corporate analyses, including the risks in every financial decision. It also denied the claims that Jouska had full access to its clients’ securities accounts and had managed their funds.“We are now building a credible and trusted capital market. [On that basis,] we call on people who want to invest in the capital market to always check out whether or not an advisor, investment manager or broker has a license,” the task force chairman, Tongam L. Tobing, said on Friday. (prm)Topics :last_img read more

Equity holdings boost returns at Finland’s Etera

first_imgFinland’s Etera saw its listed equity portfolio boost returns for the first half of 2015 to 3.7%, as its solvency level continued to recover.The pension mutual said assets under management were approaching €6bn by the end of June, while year-to-date returns rose further to 4.2% when taking into account results from July.Stefan Björkman, the provider’s managing director, praised its continued active investment in domestic markets, highlighting its stakes in property and corporate bonds. Currently, 40% of Etera’s assets are invested in Finland.Listed equities were the provider’s best performer during the first six months of the year, retuning 8.5% compared to 9.6% for the first half of 2014. However, returns from equities as a whole outpaced 2014’s results by 0.9 percentage points, standing at 7.8. Its fixed income portfolio remained flat, returning 2.4%, while property dropped slightly year-on-year to return 2%.The mutual also continued to see improvements to its solvency level after questions over its future viability as a standalone entity emerged in late 2013.At the time, Etera reported a solvency level of 16.2%, which has improved to 17.2% by the end of June.Rival pension provider Ilmarinen saw returns of 6.2% over the first six months of the year, and Varma reported returns of 4.3%.last_img read more

Ruth Marie Rodgers, 75

first_imgSurvivors include: Daughter, Jennifer (Kevin) Youngblood; Son, Dale (Sherri Morrow) Rodgers; Grandchildren, Landon Youngblood, David Morrow and JessiKa Morrow; Sister, Jeanne (Phil) Stidham; Brother, Darrell McClure; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Charles S. Rodgers and Brother, John McClure. Ruth Marie Rodgers, 75 of Greensburg passed away on January 3, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. Ruth was born on September 9, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Harry and Evelyn Neufarth McClure. Ruth was a 1962 graduate of Central High School. On December 31, 1964 she married Charles S. Rodgers, and together they had two children, Jennifer and Dale. Ruth worked at KB Specialty Foods in Greensburg in purchasing for over 26 years before she retired. She loved to travel. She often would just get in the car and drive or go away for the weekend. She loved spending time with her family and adored her grandson, Landon. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Funeral will be Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:00 am with Rev. Doug Preston officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to American Heart Association or American Lung Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

United confirm Moyes appointment

first_img Moyes said: “It’s a great honour to be asked to be the next manager of Manchester United. I am delighted that Sir Alex saw fit to recommend me for the job. I have great respect for everything he has done for the football club. “I know how hard it will be to follow the best manager ever, but the opportunity to manage Manchester United isn’t something that comes around very often and I’m really looking forward to taking up the post next season.” With Moyes committed to concluding the season at Everton, he will not be introduced as United manager until after the campaign is over. “I have had a terrific job at Everton, with a tremendous chairman and board of directors and a great set of players,” he added. “Between now and the end of the season, I will do everything in my power to make sure we finish as high as possible in the table. “Everton’s fantastic fans have played a big part in making my years at Goodison so enjoyable and I thank them wholeheartedly for the support they have given me and the players. Everton will be close to me for the rest of my life.” Having decided to end his near 27-year stint at United this summer, Ferguson quickly came to the conclusion his fellow countryman would be the right man to follow. “When we discussed the candidates that we felt had the right attributes, we unanimously agreed on David Moyes,” said Ferguson. “David is a man of great integrity with a strong work ethic. I’ve admired his work for a long time and approached him as far back as 1998 to discuss the position of assistant manager here.” Press Association The 50-year-old has signed a six-year-contract with the Old Trafford outfit and will join officially on July 1 after completing the season with Everton. Moyes has the backing of Sir Alex Ferguson, who confirmed his retirement on Wednesday, and his first official competitive game will be the Community Shield against either Manchester City or Wigan at Wembley on August 11. center_img Manchester United have confirmed David Moyes as their new manager.last_img read more

Sunrisers Hyderabad aim to end losing streak against Chennai Super Kings

first_imgHyderabad: It will be an uphill task for the Sunrisers Hyderabad to secure a victory and get back on the winning track when they take on Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. Sunrisers, who secured three back to back wins after their loss in the opening encounter in the ongoing IPL, have failed miserably in the last three games.Their batting, which has been largely dependent on the destructive opening pair of Johnny Bairstow and David Warner, hasn’t been able to perform and appears to be in disarray as none of the other batsman have taken the responsibility and finish the games. The Kane Williamson-led side are currently standing at the sixth spot in the points table, and would be desperately hoping to get a win under their bag and move up the table.Chennai, on the other hand, is sitting pretty at the top of the points table with 14 points from eight games. The Men in Yellow will look to confirm their spot in the playoffs against the Sunrisers. In the batting department, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis and captain M.S. Dhoni have all been among the runs while the bowling has also looked pretty strong with Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh taking the responsibility and picking up wickets at regular intervals. (IANS)Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more