Radio Company – LKRLT http://lkrlt.org/ Fri, 20 May 2022 07:55:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lkrlt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-11-150x150.png Radio Company – LKRLT http://lkrlt.org/ 32 32 Legendary punk rock magazine Subnormal returns online https://lkrlt.org/legendary-punk-rock-magazine-subnormal-returns-online/ Fri, 20 May 2022 07:55:00 +0000 https://lkrlt.org/legendary-punk-rock-magazine-subnormal-returns-online/ subnormal magazine cover Subnormal Magazine returns online at www.SubnormalMagazine.com We are not your safe space. – sub-normal magazine LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, May 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — About subnormal magazine Created in the early 90s by human rights activist, artist and poet Zadge and filmmaker and writer Bruce Edwin, subnormal began as a cut-and-paste punk […]]]>

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Subnormal Magazine returns online at www.SubnormalMagazine.com

We are not your safe space.

– sub-normal magazine

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, May 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — About subnormal magazine

Created in the early 90s by human rights activist, artist and poet Zadge and filmmaker and writer Bruce Edwin, subnormal began as a cut-and-paste punk rock fanzine with poetry and music, and as a courageous and provocative voice for human rights. Contributing writers and poets included a host of underground stars and luminaries, including Lydia Lunch, Clint Catalyst, Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedy’s), Ana and Dave Christy, Drezden, Barabbas and many more.

Growing in readership, size, staff, and distribution with each issue, the subnormal magazine quickly evolved to work with most major record labels before the first wave of consolidations, as well as many independents, and eventually became became a glossy color cover, an offset printed magazine. , distributed worldwide by Tower Records and Virgin among others, in addition to the distribution arm of its own sub-normal production. Subnormal then added a movies section, promoting a new movie at the time called “Pulp Fiction”, among other things, which led him to work not only in the music industry in Hollywood, but also in the film industry.

Subnormal first featured exclusive interviews with many of the world’s top bands and talents including; The Adicts, Alien Sex Fiend, Bad Religion, Bauhaus, The Cranberries, Concrete Blonde, Corpus Delicti, Disturbed, Duncan Sheik, Danielle Brisebois, The Damned, DRI, Dweezil Zappa, Deftones, Death In June, Dave Roberts, The Dead Kennedys, The Eisenhowers, Eleventh Dream Day, Eve’s Plum, Fugazi, Frosted, Front Line Assembly, Front 242, The Genitorturers, The Go Go’s, Holly McNarland, Ivy, Jewel, Jawbox, Klute, Killing Joke, Lydia Lunch, Love and Rockets, Leatherstrip , Live Skull, Madeleine Peyroux, Marion, Ma vie avec le Thrill Kill Kult, Marilyn Manson, Minor Threat, Martin Atkins (Nine Inch Nails, Public Image Limited), Mephisto Walz, NY Loose, Nashville Pussy, Ophelia Rising, Orb, Orbital , Paul Morrissey, Plaid Cattle, Pop Will Eat Itself, Prophetess, Peter Murphy, Poe, The Red Aunts, Robyn Hitchcock, Rozz Williams, Sarah McLachlan, Swervedriver, Swans, Sonic Youth, Sleep Chamber, Social Distortion, The Shroud, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tones on Tail, Three Witches, Les Barbitchue ttes, TSOL, Violent Femmes, Veruca Salt, Women of Sodom, Treponem Pal, Wayne/Jayne County and the Electric Chairs, and many more.

Hanging out with everyone from The Flaming Lips and Tiny Tim to Timothy Leary, and shaking hands with Julian Lennon to Janes Addiction and Johnny Rotten, the subnormal magazine was often said to say, “We know it’s a legendary party and a great evening when subnormal is here. Subnormal magazine reached readers around the world before the Internet, with its DIY (do it yourself) self-publishing and massive street-team efforts established in many countries, as a brave and challenging voice for freedom and human rights. He was banned from many prisons for claiming he would “start a riot!”

Subnormal also created and self-published many other spin-off zines and flyers that fans collected around the world. It also established a distribution division for rare music, magazines, concert/band material, and collections of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The magazines own ‘subnormal productions’ booked its infamous showcase night which featured the bands Usherhouse, and an early version of kill hannah (in a jar in the UK) among others, which saw some of the magazine’s fans cross the country for the subnormal showcase event which also attracted rare and independent magazines and music from around the world.

Subnormal Productions took the magazine on the road twice around the country, touring with punk rock legend Dave Vanian of The Damned with his band Phantom Chords, playing legendary New York club The Limelight among many other dates. Subnormal Productions has also booked and toured with members of underground legends Christian Death and Shadow Project, among others. The magazine then revisited NYC, finding greater support with clubs including legendary punk rock club CBGB, among others. Its final print release debuted at a private party in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1999, and later in San Francisco, where it was a big hit on the old-school Haight/Ashbury scene.

Subnormal returned to online publication, later in the 2000s www.HollywoodSentinel.com, featuring exclusive interviews with Noam Chomsky, Christian Death with Valor, A Fine Frenzy and Nervo, among others. Subnormal returns to the world once again now in 2022, ready to shock the masses and fight once again to call for a speedy end to all tyranny. It will then feature exclusive interviews in June with punk legend Bloody Mess discussing his new radio show and fascinating story with New York underground No Wave filmmaker Nick Zedd, as well as an exclusive interview with the music icon. Andy Warhol Factory, Viva Superstar, among others. Subnormal will also be re-releasing all of its back issues online in the future, including audio interviews with many rock legends, for subscribers only. The online number is now currently free.

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The insurance business does not take place in a vacuum – Agboola https://lkrlt.org/the-insurance-business-does-not-take-place-in-a-vacuum-agboola/ Wed, 18 May 2022 05:05:09 +0000 https://lkrlt.org/the-insurance-business-does-not-take-place-in-a-vacuum-agboola/ The President of the College of Insurance Supervisors of the West African Monetary Zone (CISWAMZ), Mr. Agboola Pius, said on Tuesday that insurance business is not done in isolation. Speaking at the second meeting of the college in Abuja, he said: “The insurance industry has evolved through the desire of entrepreneurs to reduce the negative […]]]>

The President of the College of Insurance Supervisors of the West African Monetary Zone (CISWAMZ), Mr. Agboola Pius, said on Tuesday that insurance business is not done in isolation.

Speaking at the second meeting of the college in Abuja, he said: “The insurance industry has evolved through the desire of entrepreneurs to reduce the negative effects of risk materialization. This is why insurance is seen as a risk transfer mechanism. A business that exists to ensure the survival of other businesses.

According to him, the entrepreneur who creates a business or an insurance company can choose to remain small, serving local markets.

“Alternatively, businesses may not have the opportunity to stay small because there are so many other factors that could cause every business to grow and go beyond jurisdictional boundaries and these factors can be categorized into; factors incentive or attraction.

“Push factors include;

Risk Diversification

Diminished opportunities in the home jurisdiction, and

· The need for consolidations, etc.

“The pull factors include;

The need to track their customers overseas, which is common in the oil and gas industry

Expected benefits (i.e. large profit margin)

· Available

unused potentials, etc.

The Chairman explained that the particular nature of insurance and the fact that it is a financial sector activity means that it is highly regulated in the jurisdiction of operation.

“As the business expands beyond the jurisdiction of establishment or operation, the need for bi-regional or multi-regional cooperation and/or agreement has increased. “Hence the need for this regional integration called College of West African Monetary Zone Insurance Supervisors,” Agboola said.

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Acne Scar Remover Market Research: Recent Trends and Economic Growth Forecast to 2028: Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA, Bausch Health Companies Inc., Enaltus LLC https://lkrlt.org/acne-scar-remover-market-research-recent-trends-and-economic-growth-forecast-to-2028-merz-pharma-gmbh-co-kgaa-bausch-health-companies-inc-enaltus-llc/ Mon, 16 May 2022 13:46:28 +0000 https://lkrlt.org/acne-scar-remover-market-research-recent-trends-and-economic-growth-forecast-to-2028-merz-pharma-gmbh-co-kgaa-bausch-health-companies-inc-enaltus-llc/ The latest report on the Acne Scar Remover Market provides a comprehensive overview of key industry issues characteristics, including production, market growth rate, industry share, consumption value and volumedemand for specific types of products and services, and more. The publication focuses on providing a competitive edge to industry newcomers and those aiming to enter the […]]]>

The latest report on the Acne Scar Remover Market provides a comprehensive overview of key industry issues characteristics, including production, market growth rate, industry share, consumption value and volumedemand for specific types of products and services, and more. The publication focuses on providing a competitive edge to industry newcomers and those aiming to enter the market in the next few years. It offers information on the latest consolidations, acquisitions, associations, buyers and sellers who have had a significant impact on this sector of the industry, as well as experiments with posting serious business scenes in recent years.

The study report offers projections of the industrial market demand prognosis for a given period. Additionally, it provides essential insights into market complexities and economic environment along with key insights for readers to capitalize on various industry patterns.

This article is the latest research on the COVID-19 outbreak review of effects. The impact of the pandemic on demand and the supply chain, as well as the financial situation of the industry, are detailed here. The study also analyzes the gaps in industry dynamics and presents the trends in a post-COVID-19 context, as well as a futuristic perspective.

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Segmentation based on key players

◘ Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA
◘ Bausch Health Companies Inc.
◘ Sonoma Pharmaceuticals Inc.
◘ Enaltus LLC
◘ Revitol Corporation Inc.
◘ Scarguard Labs LLC
◘ CCA Industries Inc.
◘ Johnson & Johnson
◘ Smith & Nephew plc

Type-Based Segmentation

◘ Type 1
◘Type 2
◘Type 3

Application-based segmentation

◘ Hospitals
◘ Clinics

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Cincinnati Metro to host job fair to find bus drivers https://lkrlt.org/cincinnati-metro-to-host-job-fair-to-find-bus-drivers/ Fri, 13 May 2022 19:41:00 +0000 https://lkrlt.org/cincinnati-metro-to-host-job-fair-to-find-bus-drivers/ CINCINNATI — Metro will host a job fair this weekend in hopes of hiring dozens of new bus operators. The hiring goal is to enable the transit agency to move forward with plans to expand and improve bus service in the greater Cincinnati area. What do you want to know Metro will host a job […]]]>

CINCINNATI — Metro will host a job fair this weekend in hopes of hiring dozens of new bus operators. The hiring goal is to enable the transit agency to move forward with plans to expand and improve bus service in the greater Cincinnati area.


What do you want to know

  • Metro will host a job fair this weekend as part of an ongoing effort to attract new drivers
  • Transit agency needs about 50-75 new drivers to help expand services and implement its Reinvent the Subway plan
  • Staffing issues have affected bus systems across the country
  • The hiring event will take place on Saturday at 1401 Bank Street.

The hiring event will take place on Saturday, May 14 at Metro’s Queensgate division (1401 Bank Street). It will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those planning to attend do not have to RSVP. But for those who are considering applying, submit your application online before the event, if possible.

Metro has struggled to retain and recruit staff, especially bus drivers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a problem that affects transportation companies across the country.

The agency needs additional drivers to cover existing routes and expand its service. Metro has about 475 drivers on its payroll, but it wants to add 100 to 150 more by the end of the year.

They have held several job fairs over the past few months, the most recent being on March 17th. They also ran an aggressive campaign on social media.

Driver shortages have at least played a role in service changes over the past few months – some more minor, some more drastic, like those of December which involved 22 routes. These adjustments included a mixture of route consolidations and schedule adjustments as well as the elimination of an express route to Forest Park.

Staffing issues have also limited Metro’s ability to implement certain aspects of its Reinventing the metro plan, which aims to better connect residents of greater Cincinnati to jobs, school and medical services.

“Due to the nationwide driver shortage, we have had to make adjustments to our current service in an effort to improve service reliability for our customers,” Metro spokesperson Brandy Jones said. , in January. “We’ve also been very strategic about the timing and service improvements to be implemented based on factors such as staffing levels and ridership patterns and needs.”

Troy Miller, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 627, which represents Metro employees, said part of the challenge of hiring drivers has to do with finding the “right person” for the post. The unique bus service schedule is a challenge, Miller said. He also mentioned that some applicants were encountering complications during the background check and screening processes.

Part of Metro’s selling pitch to would-be drivers is a new contract struck several months ago between the bus drivers’ union, ATU, and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, which operates Metro.

The contract guarantees “better pay, benefits and stability” than at any time in the agency’s history, according to Metro. Drivers start at $21 per hour.

Other benefits include:

  • Paid training at $19 per hour, which includes Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training and CDL license fee reimbursement.

  • Opportunities to earn premium pay rates on high demand routes

  • $2,000 signing bonus upon completion of training and 95-day trial period

  • Salary increase every six months

Metro also offers comprehensive health and dental benefits, retirement benefits, and discounted transit passes for a spouse and dependents.

For more information, visit go-metro.com/careers or call 513-632-7559.


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Detailed Overview of Wireless ICT in Healthcare Market 2022 and Considerable Growth, Future Scope, Rising Demand to 2028: Aeotec Group GmbH, GE, Libelium, Nokia, Orca Systems, Sigfox, KORE Wireless https://lkrlt.org/detailed-overview-of-wireless-ict-in-healthcare-market-2022-and-considerable-growth-future-scope-rising-demand-to-2028-aeotec-group-gmbh-ge-libelium-nokia-orca-systems-sigfox-kore-wireless/ Thu, 12 May 2022 12:23:03 +0000 https://lkrlt.org/detailed-overview-of-wireless-ict-in-healthcare-market-2022-and-considerable-growth-future-scope-rising-demand-to-2028-aeotec-group-gmbh-ge-libelium-nokia-orca-systems-sigfox-kore-wireless/ The latest report on the Wireless ICT in Healthcare Market provides a comprehensive overview of key industry issues characteristics, including production, market growth rate, industry share, consumption value and volumedemand for specific types of products and services, and more. The publication focuses on providing a competitive edge to industry newcomers and those aiming to enter […]]]>

The latest report on the Wireless ICT in Healthcare Market provides a comprehensive overview of key industry issues characteristics, including production, market growth rate, industry share, consumption value and volumedemand for specific types of products and services, and more. The publication focuses on providing a competitive edge to industry newcomers and those aiming to enter the market in the next few years. It offers information on the latest consolidations, acquisitions, associations, buyers and sellers who have had a significant impact on this sector of the industry, as well as experiments with posting serious business scenes in recent years.

The study report offers projections of the industrial market demand prognosis for a given period. Additionally, it provides essential insights into market complexities and economic environment along with key insights for readers to capitalize on various industry patterns.

This article is the latest research on the COVID-19 outbreak review of effects. The impact of the pandemic on demand and the supply chain, as well as the financial situation of the industry, are detailed here. The study also analyzes the gaps in industry dynamics and presents the trends in a post-COVID-19 context, as well as a futuristic perspective.

Get the latest sample PDF report: https://www.worldwidemarketreports.com/sample/559320

Segmentation based on key players

◘ Aeotec GmbH Group
◘ GE
◘ Libelium
◘Nokia
◘ Orca Systems
◘ Sigfox
◘ Wireless KORE
◘Siemens
◘ Silicon Laboratories
◘Nokia
◘ Orca Systems
◘ Vera Control

Type-Based Segmentation

◘ M2M
◘ WBAN
◘ Others

Application-based segmentation

◘ Hospitals
◘ Personal Care
◘ Home care
◘ Others

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Market Performance (2016-2021)
Market Outlook (2022-2028)
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Market drivers and success factors
SWOT analysis
Value chain

Complete mapping of the competitive landscape

This study is a compilation of primary and secondary research which represent market size, share, trends and forecasts for major segments and sub-segments taking into account macro and micro environmental aspects. It also assesses the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, the threat of new entrants and product substitutes, and the level of competition in the market.

Competition Quadrants

The report contains a Competitive Quadrant, a proprietary tool for analyzing and evaluating a company’s position based on its industry position scores and market performance. The tool divides players into four groups based on a number of characteristics. Financial performance over the previous three years, growth strategies, innovation score, new product launches, investments, market share growth, etc. are some of the elements evaluated for analysis.

FAQs

The document examines all major players in the wireless ICT in healthcare industry and offers solutions to some of the most pressing questions:

• Who is currently the market leader?

• What is the market share of the top player?

• What are the revenues of the main players in the Wireless ICT In Healthcare segment?

• What are the chances of a new company entering this market?

• What products/services do these companies offer?

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  • Key Development Drivers, Limitations, Opportunities and Issues of the Market.
  • Global and regional developments are scrutinized.

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  • What will be the market size and growth rate by the end of the forecast period?
  • What are the key Wireless ICT in Healthcare market trends influencing the growth of the market?
  • What are the growth prospects and threats of the major competitors in the market?
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NCUA approves 41 mergers in first quarter https://lkrlt.org/ncua-approves-41-mergers-in-first-quarter/ Mon, 09 May 2022 19:27:46 +0000 https://lkrlt.org/ncua-approves-41-mergers-in-first-quarter/ NCUA lobby. Credit union mergers continued their upward pace with 41 consolidations approved by the NCUA in the first quarter of 2022, more than the 33 mergers approved in the first quarter of 2021, according to the federal agency. First Quarter Merger and Insurance Activity Report released last week. In addition to the 34 credit […]]]>
NCUA lobby.

Credit union mergers continued their upward pace with 41 consolidations approved by the NCUA in the first quarter of 2022, more than the 33 mergers approved in the first quarter of 2021, according to the federal agency. First Quarter Merger and Insurance Activity Report released last week.

In addition to the 34 credit unions that received approval from the NCUA to consolidate to expand their services, two credit unions were granted permission to merge due to poor financial condition, two for the inability to get officials, two for lack of sponsor support and one for loss. or decline in membership.

The largest NCUA-approved credit union mergers were:

  • The $2.7 billion Capital Communications Federal Credit Union with the 5.5 billion dollars Federal Credit Union State Employeesboth based in Albany, NY
  • The $612 million world credit union in Spokane, Washington, in the $10.8 billion Federal Credit Union of Alaska in the United States in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • The $524 million Federal Credit Union with the 896 million dollars First Service Credit Unionboth based in Houston.

Credit unions with more than $100 million in assets but less than $500 million in assets that received regulators’ approval to merge included:

  • The $255 million United 1st Credit Union in Kingsland, Ga., in the $3.5 billion Georgia Credit Union in Atlanta.
  • The $207 million Premier Community Credit Union in Stockton, Calif., with the $1.7 billion Federal Credit Union in Durham, North Carolina
  • The $196 million Northeast Texas Credit Union in Lone Star with the billion dollars East Texas Professional Credit Union at Longview.
  • The $137 million CORE Federal Credit Union in East Syracuse, NY, in the $1.4 billion CFCU Credit Union in Ithaca, NY

Two credit unions approved for consolidation due to poor financial condition:

  • The $8.1 million Federal Credit Union of West Jefferson in Marreo, Louisiana, in the $247 million New Orleans Firefighters Federal Credit Union in Metairie, Louisiana.
  • The $3.1 million Prairie View Federal Credit Union in Prairie View, Texas with the $346 million Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union in Houston.

Two credit unions received the consolidation agreement due to the inability to obtain officials:

  • The $95.7 million Prairie Federal Credit Union in Normal, Illinois, with the $493 million University of Illinois Credit Union in Champagne, Illinois.
  • The $3.3 million Sherchem Federal Credit Union in the 147 million dollars Lakeview Federal Credit Unionboth from Ashtabula, Ohio.

Two credit unions that were given the go-ahead to merge due to lack of sponsor support were:

  • The $21.3 million Bashas Associates Federal Fund in Tempe, Arizona, with the $683 million First credit union in Chandler, Arizona.
  • The $17.4 Million Consumer 1st federal credit union in the 212 million dollars Century Heritage Federal Credit Unionboth from Pittsburgh.

A credit union that received approval to merge due to loss or decline of membership scope was:

  • The $70.3 million Primary source federal credit union in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, with the $720 million Polish National Credit Union in Chicopee, Mass.
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Elizabethtown Area Board Informally Supports 3% Tax Increase, Considers Smaller | Community News https://lkrlt.org/elizabethtown-area-board-informally-supports-3-tax-increase-considers-smaller-community-news/ Sun, 08 May 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://lkrlt.org/elizabethtown-area-board-informally-supports-3-tax-increase-considers-smaller-community-news/ When: Elizabethtown Area School Board meeting, April 26th. What happened: The board discussed the proposed budget of $73.04 million for the 2022-23 school year. Currently, the proposed budget includes a 3% property tax increase. Changes could still be made to the final budget that the board plans to adopt at the June 14 meeting. Consensus: […]]]>

When: Elizabethtown Area School Board meeting, April 26th.

What happened: The board discussed the proposed budget of $73.04 million for the 2022-23 school year. Currently, the proposed budget includes a 3% property tax increase. Changes could still be made to the final budget that the board plans to adopt at the June 14 meeting.

Consensus: The board did an informal poll on whether to continue with the 3% increase before voting at the May 10 workshop meeting to announce the final proposed budget. Five board members were in favor of keeping the 3% increase: Chairman Terry Seiders, James Read, Karen Sweigart, Craig Hummer and Caroline Lalvani. Three were against: Vice President Michael Martin and Stephen and Danielle Lindemuth. James Emery was absent. Martin had previously asked the administration to find $1 million in budget cuts to avoid a property tax hike, but the board decided against any cuts at the March 22 meeting.

Alternate increase: The Lindemuths suggested a tax increase of 2% instead of 3%. Danielle Lindemuth highlighted community feedback on a high tax burden and savings from the recent decision to close Rheems and Mill Road Elementary Schools.

Quoteable: “If we’re able to do something for our community, I think that would go a long way in helping our older population to be able to afford it…but even our younger population, we all feel that pinch,” Danielle Lindemuth mentioned. .

Arguments for 3%: Hummer noted that the proposed 3% tax increase is well below the 4.3% increase allowed by the district’s Act 1 index, a tax cap assigned by the Department of Education in the state. Hummer also argued that the district’s five-year financial plan, which calls for a 3% annual tax increase, would provide savings for the planned renovation of the high school/middle school complex. He also pointed to rising mandatory costs resulting from employee pension contributions, cyber charter schools and special education, coupled with a lack of state funding.

Quoteable: “These are mandatory items that we have to fund that unfortunately fall on the local taxpayer,” Hummer said. “We need state help. We’ve been asking forever and we’ve gotten nowhere,” he said later in the discussion, drawing applause.

Budget details: The proposed budget of $73.04 million is about $1.4 million more than the $71.6 million budget presented on March 22. But this latest update provided by Dan Forry, director of finance and operations, showed that $1.5 million in COVID-19 relief funds were to be used for one-year staff positions, including including Reading Specialists and Mathematics Stakeholders, as presented at the April 12 meeting. Health care costs have also increased.

Average increase: According to Forry, a 3% increase in taxes would raise the mileage to 18.6089, resulting in a tax bill of $3,349.60 – an increase of $97.56 – for the owner of a homestead of a median estimated value of $180,000.

Restructuring: With the elementary school consolidations, several positions are transferred, as detailed in the approved personnel report. Administrative realignments include the appointment of Jacques Viau, now Principal of Rheems, as Principal of Bear Creek School; Mike Pericci, now Head of Mill Road, as Student Support Coordinator; and Nate Frank, now director of Bear Creek, as coordinator of curriculum and federal programs. These last two positions represent new roles and responsibilities, but the number of directors remains the same, at 22, said district spokesman Troy Portser. In addition, Richard Toth, Director of Human Resources and Safety/Security Coordinator, is resigning effective May 5. Toth said before the meeting that he held a coordinator position with UPS in Middletown.

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Judge Axes Benicar Fee Suit, Says Company Didn’t Overcharge https://lkrlt.org/judge-axes-benicar-fee-suit-says-company-didnt-overcharge/ Fri, 06 May 2022 20:50:00 +0000 https://lkrlt.org/judge-axes-benicar-fee-suit-says-company-didnt-overcharge/ By Ryan Harroff (May 6, 2022, 4:50 p.m. EDT) — Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC beat a lawsuit Friday that alleged it overcharged its customers in a multidistrict litigation over gastrointestinal injuries related to hypertension drug Benicar and its generic Olmesartan after the New Jersey court found that a state attorney’s fee rule did […]]]>
By Ryan Harroff (May 6, 2022, 4:50 p.m. EDT) — Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC beat a lawsuit Friday that alleged it overcharged its customers in a multidistrict litigation over gastrointestinal injuries related to hypertension drug Benicar and its generic Olmesartan after the New Jersey court found that a state attorney’s fee rule did not apply to MDL.

A New Jersey federal judge granted Mazie Slater’s motion to dismiss the proposed class action, writing that the nearly $9 million award to the company was “well within the reasonable and fair percentages of Third Circuit examples.” . The court accepted the company’s argument from its severance offer that a state rule…

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The advisor’s guide to maximizing total return in midstream investments https://lkrlt.org/the-advisors-guide-to-maximizing-total-return-in-midstream-investments/ Mon, 02 May 2022 21:40:35 +0000 https://lkrlt.org/the-advisors-guide-to-maximizing-total-return-in-midstream-investments/ Intermediate investing is well known for offering generous income, but surprisingly, that’s not the primary reason advisors allocate funds to it. Aside from revenue generation and energy exposure, total return is the primary way most advisors use energy infrastructure in portfolios, according to “Energy Infrastructure 2022 Outlook: Inflation and Income Opportunities”. (Date: January 12, 2022. […]]]>

Intermediate investing is well known for offering generous income, but surprisingly, that’s not the primary reason advisors allocate funds to it.

Aside from revenue generation and energy exposure, total return is the primary way most advisors use energy infrastructure in portfolios, according to “Energy Infrastructure 2022 Outlook: Inflation and Income Opportunities”. (Date: January 12, 2022. Sample size: 417 respondents, 36.2% RIA.)

Since there are many intermediate ETFs available to investors, each with their own nuances, it is important to consider what an investor wants to do for their portfolio when deciding where to allocate funds.

For investors looking to maximize total return, RIC-compliant MLP ETFs might be the best fit, according to Stacey Morris, CFA, Research Director at Alerian.

Regulated investment companies (RICs) are intermediary structures, acting as a conduit for income and gains for the end investor. To maintain their pass-through status, RICs cannot hold more than 25% of their assets in MLPs. A fund that owns more than 25% of MLP will not be treated as an intermediary but will instead be taxed like a corporation, according to Morris.

Energy infrastructure ETFs are either structured as RICs with MLP exposure capped at 25% (also referred to as RIC-compliant) or as companies with predominant MLP exposure. It is important to note that both types of ETFs provide a Form 1099 for tax reporting.

“Investors primarily looking for total return would likely be more interested in an RIC-compliant ETF,” Morris writes. “The total return potential is arguably better for RIC-compliant MLP ETFs, as there is no tax drag in periods of strong performance as there would be for C-Corp MLP ETFs.”

That said, positive developments in the MLP space in recent years, including significant free cash flow generation and the proliferation of buyout programs, have improved the total return potential of MLP-focused funds, Morris adds.

Another benefit of investing in RIC-compliant MLP ETFs is the greater diversification they bring to a portfolio.

According to Morris, consolidations of MLPs by parent companies, privatization deals and other M&A activity have reduced the number of investable MLPs, so investors who want broad exposure to energy infrastructure companies will prefer a RIC compliant product with MLPs and corporations.

There are currently seven RIC-compliant energy infrastructure ETFs, including the ETF Alerian Energy Infrastructure (ENFR)which follows the Alerian Midstream Energy Select Index (AMEI).

For more news, insights and strategy visit the Energy Infrastructure Channel.

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SSU reporters say coverage of Sakaki scandal provoked backlash, leaked budget proposal included missing documents https://lkrlt.org/ssu-reporters-say-coverage-of-sakaki-scandal-provoked-backlash-leaked-budget-proposal-included-missing-documents/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 20:46:27 +0000 https://lkrlt.org/ssu-reporters-say-coverage-of-sakaki-scandal-provoked-backlash-leaked-budget-proposal-included-missing-documents/ Reporters and editors from the Sonoma State University student-run campus newspaper worked late Tuesday evening to assemble and deliver 500 copies of their most recent issue to campus newsstands. The April 26 edition of the Sonoma State Star featured a front-page story about the ongoing no-confidence vote against Speaker Judy Sakaki. She is at the […]]]>

Reporters and editors from the Sonoma State University student-run campus newspaper worked late Tuesday evening to assemble and deliver 500 copies of their most recent issue to campus newsstands.

The April 26 edition of the Sonoma State Star featured a front-page story about the ongoing no-confidence vote against Speaker Judy Sakaki. She is at the center of a scandal after a $600,000 payment to a former SSU provost following allegations of retaliation related to allegations of sexual harassment by Sakaki’s husband, Patrick McCallum.

On Wednesday morning, however, Star reporters and editors discovered that nearly 100 copies of the new edition, representing all the newspapers on display in the lockers in Salazar Hall, the administration building, had gone missing.

“This week we took out the papers between 7 and 8 p.m., and when we went to Salazar on Wednesday morning, all the lockers were completely empty of our papers. And that never happens,” said Star News editor Mary Helen Rowell.

A standing bathroom sign had been moved in front of one of the racks, obscuring it from passers-by, Rowell said.

A week earlier, maintenance workers on campus informed Star editors that the middle pages of their last two issues – including coverage of the scandal involving Sakaki and a controversial subject university budget proposal disclosed which calls for cuts and consolidations – had been removed from campus newspapers, primarily in Darwin Hall, the science and math building.

SSU reporters aren’t sure who’s behind the missing articles or pages, but Montana Lacey, an SSU communications student and opinion columnist for the Star, said they “suspect it’s someone who tries to silence student journalists because we are covering stories they don’t want an audience.

Salazar Hall, where all copies of the latest edition have disappeared, includes Sakaki’s second-floor office.

SSU spokeswoman Julia Gonzalez did not respond Friday to a request for an interview about the missing papers.

Sakaki, who has led the university since 2016 and faces a vote of no confidence beginning May 6 among SSU faculty, denied retaliating against former provost Lisa Vollendorf, who reported sexual harassment complaints against McCallum by several university employees.

It’s one of two crises that have rocked the Rohnert Park campus in recent weeks, which faces a growing budget emergency amid a drop in enrollment that began six years ago and has deepened. during the pandemic.

Myles Grabau, editor of the Star, said the paper’s dogged coverage of the twin crisis exposed student journalists to shoutings of fake news and verbal attacks from some faculty members critical of the coverage.

“I don’t understand why we’re portrayed as the bad guys when we’re just getting the facts and trying to report everything that’s going on,” Grabau said.

“It’s hurtful because we work so hard and we do all of this to make sure we’re doing everything right and by the book and people don’t care,” Rowell added. “I feel like a lot of people on campus don’t take us seriously, despite all the hard work we do.

The star has won state and national awards for its coverageincluding the highest honor in 2018 as the best university newspaper in California.

It’s April 19 scoop on leaked budget proposalin particular, drew strong reactions from some faculty members, Grabau said.

Lacey, the opinion columnist, said her communications teacher, Emily Acosta Lewis, who also sits on the school’s budget committee, lashed out at the paper during a recent class, accusing reporters of ‘”To invent information adapted to our program,” she said.

Acosta Lewis, contacted by The Press Democrat on Friday, said she was surprised “at the idea” that she would “speak badly” of the Star.

“To my knowledge, I haven’t said anything that could be interpreted that way,” she said.

Editors said faculty president Lauren Morimoto, who also heads the kinesiology department, used harsh and inappropriate language when she criticized their reporting on the leaked budget.

His comments at a budget committee meeting on Wednesday were recorded, and he can be heard referring to Star reporters, some of whom were in the room, as “adults who need to be held accountable for what they make”.

She suggested that the Star should not have reported on a draft budget document – ​​a common source of news reporting – and that in doing so the paper had misled the campus about how a budget cut of $5.5 million would be realized, according to the recording.

“At least I admit when I’m making up a story,” she said at the committee meeting, prompting laughter.

“It was just very rough and very unprofessional,” Grabau said.

Morimoto did not respond to emails or phone calls Friday seeking comment.

Corinne Asturias, the Star’s academic advisor and former editor of Press Democrat, congratulated her student journalists. She said the backlash was a learning experience for journalists covering important stories on their campus.

“It’s very annoying because Star students put in countless hours of work. They are very concerned about delivering a timely, accurate and balanced product,” Asturias said.

“The same week we reported on Judy Sakaki’s potential vote of no confidence and budget cuts, we also reported on the queer prom, the baseball team’s winning streak, etc. We cover campus news, whether it’s good, bad, or in between. I’m proud of my students and I think most faculty and students on campus are too,” she said.

The Star’s editors have been scrambling since Wednesday to create posters with QR codes for smartphones linked to their most recent issue, to replace missing print copies. Their next issue should hit newsstands Tuesday night.

Democratic press intern Kylie Lawrence is the former editor of the Sonoma State Star. She can be reached at kylie.lawrence@pressdemocrat.com.

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