Aaron Hernandez’s former attorney discusses two-part docu-series on the football star’s death, trials, and aftermath

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez died in a jail cell in April 2017 while serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Jose Baez, Hernandez’s lead defense attorney in the trial for which Hernandez was acquitted of two murder charges, is featured in a new, two-part docu-series titled “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.”The series features accounts from people close to Hernandez, uncovers medical revelations, and examines different testimonies. Baez recently talked about the new project and the unfolding of Hernandez’s trial and tragic death in a conversation with ABC News.“It’s a tragedy all the way around,” Baez says, describing how the documentary attempts to present Hernandez in ways the public may not have seen during his trials:“While this series uncovers many things that are for Aaron, but also things that don’t look good for him, I think it’s a little bit more open-minded than some of the things you’ve seen on TV… this gives you a more balanced approach.”Once a star NFL tight end, Hernandez died on April 19, 2017 in his jail cell at 27-years-old, shortly after he was acquitted of murder charges. He was at the time serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. His death was ruled a suicide.Last year, the Massachusetts Department of Correction told ABC News that there was no prior concern that Hernandez was suicidal and he would have been on mental health watch in a different part of the prison if there were.Others around Hernandez, including Baez, expressed shock after learning of his death Baez’s law firm called for a “transparent and thorough investigation” of his death. He continued, “there were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible.”Baez told ABC News that the docu-series also addresses the way the degenerative brain disease CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) may have factored into Hernandez’s death:“One of the things that disturbed me about Aaron’s death was all of the mudslinging that came out by the people that didn’t know him… “As it relates to his CTE, that is certainly part of the documentary series… We address the issue [of CTE]… and how you put it in a legal context.”The defense attorney concedes the docu-series does not necessarily present Hernandez in a positive light, saying it is not “an Aaron Hernandez ‘lovefest.’” Rather, Baez believes, it is a chance for viewers to see different sides of Hernandez that are not solely focused on the trials that the public saw towards the end of his life:“I think what this series does is puts everything into context, and then gives the viewers the ability to say, ‘Well, maybe this is what happened, and perhaps it wasn’t what I originally thought.’ Aaron had a lot of people who believed in him, who understood him a lot better than many of those in the media and law enforcement, and we wanted to show people a different side of that.”The two-part docu-series premieres on the Oxygen Network on two nights. Part one airs on Saturday, March 17 and part two on Sunday, March 18. Baez was a consulting producer for the series.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. March 15, 2018 /Sports News – National Aaron Hernandez’s former attorney discusses two-part docu-series on the football star’s death, trials, and aftermath Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Interest rates to remain unchanged

first_imgHome » News » Interest rates to remain unchanged previous nextProducts & ServicesInterest rates to remain unchangedThe Negotiator12th April 20160550 Views The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has indicated that interest rates are going to stay lower for longer than expected, with a rate rise now forecast for 2017 at the earliest.With the recent stock market turmoil and the oil price rout showing no sign of abating, Carney has said that “now is not yet the time” to raise rates from their historic low of 0.5 per cent, adding that any such move would “depend on economic prospects, not the calendar.”Some economists have even mooted the idea of a possible rate cut should economic conditions worsen markedly, particularly after Japan recently reduced its borrowing rate.Philip Shaw, Economist at Investec, said, “It would also be interesting to know what weight, if any, the MPC places on a prospect on a reduction in the Bank rate.”Meanwhile, the former City regulator Adair Turner has warned that without radical policies, the UK economy could be stuck with low interest rates “almost indefinitely.” He forecast that “interest rates in the UK may not go up beyond two per cent by 2020.”interest rates mortgage finance April 12, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Teaching & Research

first_imgGrant funded position?No Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Interested candidates should apply online athttps://www.vcujobs.com. Please submit a curriculum vitae, letterof research interest and the names, addresses and contactinformation for three professional references.Review of applications will begin immediately and the positionswill remain open until filled.For additional information contact search committee chair, Dr. RoryMcQuiston, at [email protected] Position NumberF61550 Position Responsibilities Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Mission or Goal of Unit 1) Teaching: The successful candidate will participate in one ofthe professional teaching activities of the department involvingeither gross anatomy, histology, cell biology, embryology, and/orneuroscience. In addition to this professional school teaching, thesuccessful candidate will be expected to participate in graduateeducation involving both formal platform presentations andlaboratory mentoring.2) Research: The successful candidate is expected to maintain adynamic and well-funded research program that complements theexisting strengths of the department in terms of glial cellbiology, neuroplasticity, and/or CNS injury and repair. It isanticipated that the successful candidate will continue to expandhis/her research program consistent with the expectations of VCU’sQuest for Distinction.3) Service: The service related responsibilities of this positionwill require participation on various departmental, school, anduniversity committees while also providing service to theprofession by participating in journal review, study sectionservice, and/or service as an officer of a national society. Type of SearchNational Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty School/UnitSchool of Medicine Working TitleTeaching & Research Preferred Qualifications Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Number of Months12 RankOpen Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documents Open Until FilledYes Proposed Hire Date11/01/2018 The chief purpose of this position is to develop and conduct adynamic research program that complements the goals of thedepartment, while participating in the teaching mission of thedepartment at both the professional and graduate level. Applicants should possess a PhD, MD, or DDS degree or equivalentwith demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff and student environment or a commitment to do so asa faculty member at VCU . Diversity Statement Information Research and teaching are the joint, central missions of theDepartment of Anatomy and Neurobiology. Our faculty are devoted tothe performance of high quality research in multiple domains ofneuroscience. At the same time, we seek to educate the nextgeneration of professional (Medicine, Dentistry, and Allied Health)and graduate students, and to fully prepare them for successfulcareers. Candidates will thus be expected to contribute to graduateand/or professional student teaching experiences related to one ofthe department’s core activities in the areas of gross anatomy,histology, or neuroscience.The positions are supported by state funds, with the successfulcandidates joining 15 full-time neuroscience faculty who aresupported by substantial extramural funding. At the assistantprofessor level, positions will be offered to an individual withoutstanding academic preparation and a solid publication record,with potential for, or evidence of, the ability to secureextramural funding. At the associate or full professor level,successful applicants will have an outstanding publication record,complemented by substantial extramural support. For all thepositions identified, the candidates’ research must integrate withthe research directions of the department in glial cell biology,neuroplasticity, and traumatic brain injury and repair. Further, itis anticipated that the candidates’ research efforts will havetranslational impact. DepartmentAnatomy Required Qualifications Application Deadline Date Tenure StatusTenure Eligible Application Process/Additional Information Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/80672 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Posted Salary * If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question)* How did you find out about this position?Alumni association magazineChronicle of Higher EducationCommunity eventEmail notificationHERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)Higher education publicationInternal RecruiterJob fairJob site (e.g. Monster.com)ListservNewspaperProfessional association/journalReferred by person/employeeSearch firm notificationVCU vacancy listing – eJobsOther Date Posted06/29/2018last_img read more

Cancellations for March 4

first_imgCancellations and postponements related to Monday’s snowstorm will be posted here. To add an event to our listing, email us at [email protected] 9 is closed today, March 4.MSAD 58 has a two-hour delay today, March 4.RSU 73 is closed today, March 4.Farmington Town Office opening at noon.State of Maine offices will open on a delayed start, Monday, March 4, 2019 at 11 A.M. due to inclement weather.last_img

Wu-Tang Clan Confirms New Album With “People Say” Featuring Redman

first_imgYesterday, Wu-Tang Clan shared a new track “People Say” featuring Redman without any peep on their website or socials. The rumor cycle spun out of control with predictions of a new album, or presumptions that it might be from Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which is technically owned by pharma CEO Martin Shkreli. A few hours after the release, suspicions were confirmed by the hip-hop masters that indeed there is a new album on the way, Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, due out October 13. The forthcoming record is produced by RZA and Mathematics.RZA explains in a press release, “For years, Math has had the idea of putting together a body of music using modern and legendary equipment such as ASR10 with vocal performances by Wu-Tang Clan members and other prominent MCs.” He continues, “With The Saga Continues he’s created a masterpiece. We at 36 Chambers ALC are honored to work with Mathematics and Wu-Tang Clan to put out a great piece of art.”Following their 2014 A Better Tomorrow, “People Say” is the second single from 2017 alongside “Don’t Stop,” which was part of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley soundtrack. Taste the first piece of Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues below:Wu-Tang Clan will tour as both solo and group performances throughout the U.S. this fall.Wu-Tang Clan 2017 Tour Dates:09/01 — Kalamazoo, MI @ The Back Room *09/03 — Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field ^09/07 — Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room *09/10 — Clio, MI @ Cannibis Cup09/15 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl #09/16 — Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest09/17 — Los Angeles, CA @ Paid Dues Fest *09/22 — Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard *09/24 — Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey *09/25 — Austin, TX @ Antone’s *09/26 — San Antonio, TX @ The Korova *10/06 — St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall *10/07 — Los Angeles, CA @ Globe Theater *10/08 — Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Freight Depot #10/21 — Chicago, IL @ Navy Pier #* = Raekwon solo^ = Method Man & Redman# = Ghostface Killah sololast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events October 15 – 21

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York PassafireNonstop touring propelled this Georgia-based band to create its powerful mix of music, a hint of rock over a unique foundation of reggae. Opening the show are Lionize and Backbeat Sound System. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com $15. 7 p.m. October 15.The Bouncing SoulsA temporary ceasefire in the age-old rivalry between Long Island and New Jersey will allow these punk stalwarts from the Garden State to bring their fast-paced, hard-charging singalongs to the South Shore. Sure, they’ve grown up a bit since the days of packing now-closed Coney Island High on St. Marks Place in Manhattan 20 years ago—as evident by their lyrics maturing from earlier party-themed anthems—but their new material gets the adrenaline pumping just as hard and fast as The Good, The Bad & The Argyle. Warming up the crowd are Leftöver Crack, Beach Slang and All Torn Up. [Read “Bouncing Souls Rock NYC’s Highline Ballroom” HERE] The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20. 7 p.m. October 15.Michele LangThis author will speak about and sign her new book Jewish Noir, a special collection of all-new stories by award-winning authors. This anthology includes the work of Marge Piercy, Harlan Ellison, S. J. Rozan, Nancy Richler, Moe Prager (Reed Farrel Coleman), Wendy Hornsby, Charles Ardai and Kenneth Wishnia. The writers explore such issues as the Holocaust and its long-term effects on subsequent generations, anti-Semitism in the mid- and late-20th-century United States, and the dark side of the Diaspora. Book Revue. 313 New York Avenue, Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. October 15.Collective SoulDefining Southern alternative rock with nine energized albums, packed with potent songs like “Shine” and “Staring Down,” the band jams on for their simple love of all things musical. Come sing “Yeah!” in unison. You know what we’re talking about. Opening the show is King Washington. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $23-$155. 8 p.m. October 15.The Native Alien Tribe and IntonaThese Long Island bands team up to embody a vocally powerful and dance-provoking force absent in mainstream music that will blow listeners away. Will you shake it on the dance floor? You know you will. Bumpin’ and grindin’? Will there be any of that? Most likely. Rejoicing as you move to the rhythm? Will there be much joy among the revelers!? Hells yeah! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 9:30 p.m. October 15.Frankie ValliBefore the current Broadway SMASH that is Jersey Boys, there was the real Frankie Valli in all of his smooth falsetto glory, singing his way out of the projects of Newark and into the hearts of not only his generation, but also every one after and surely those to come. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ timeless tunes, which topped the charts in the 1960s and ’70s, are newly relevant today by way of Broadway, parents, grandparents, remakes of old songs, and the everlasting charm of Valli himself. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50-$84.50. 8 p.m. October 16, 17; 7 p.m. October 18.REO SpeedwagonWith more than 40 million records sold and 13 Top 40 hits, it’s safe to say REO Speedwagon has made a lasting mark on not only the life soundtracks of countless fans, but rock and roll itself (and one or two members of the Press staff, one of whom couldn’t resist singing aloud in the newsroom when she learned of this unbelievable gig). Since their formation in 1967 they’ve become synonymous with catchy rock epics, from their entire 1980 album Hi Infidelity, including mega-hits “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On The Run” to “Time For Me To Fly” and “Roll With The Changes,” both off 1978’s You Can’t Tune a Piano, But You Can Tuna Fish, among many other classics. Besides their timeless ear candy, they’re also known for their insane live show. Head down to The ‘Mountler and rock out! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$79.50. 8 p.m. October 16.Spuyten DuyvilTheir brand of original and traditional American Roots music blends Olde Time, Blues, 2nd Line, Bluegrass, and Folk Rock with a pinch of Punk Rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix. Lead by songwriting couple Mark Miller and Beth Kaufman, this six-piece powerhouse brings barn-burning energy to venues throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Here’s your chance to experience them locally! Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $15. 8 p.m. October 16.Freedom SummerSponsored by nonprofit Education From The Inside Out—dedicated to removing barriers to higher education for those in prison or formerly incarcerated—the screening of this documentary is part of the Long Island Voting Blackout campaign, and it will be followed by a workshop, where civic engagement, particularly a lack of voter turnout from communities of color, as well as the difference between election participation and civic engagement, and how to hold elected officials accountable even after they get your votes, will be discussed. Empire State College Old Westbury, 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury. Free. 11 a.m. October 17.Home Movie DayDo you have old film reels lying around your closet, basement and attic? Now is the time to start digging them out for this chance to see them in their full glory, projected on original equipment! Home Movie Day is an annual celebration providing communities throughout the world the opportunity to watch their old home movies in a public setting. Just bring your films and they will project them! No films? No problem! This year they will also show your VHS tapes. Or, just come and watch these portals to the past and win prizes playing Home Movie Bingo! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Free. 11 a.m. October 17.Motionless in White & The Devil Wears PradaLeading a movement with hardcore heavy music that carries authentic emotion in every sorrowful note, these Gothic bands fuse into a supreme darkness that will take the stage by storm. Supporting acts include Upon A Burning Body and The Color Morale. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 7 p.m. October 17.Pat TraversThis Canadian rock guitar demigod has gigged with a wide range of extraterrestrial players through the decades. Even Metallica’s Kirk Hammett sings his praises. This is a rare chance to experience the six-string superstar and his melodic prowess all up close and personal in this extraordinary and intimate setting. Don’t miss this gig! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $30-$35. 8 p.m. October 17.Gilbert GottfriedWhether you find him absolutely can’t-stop-laughing hilarious or occasionally somewhat annoying, Gottfried is a master of his comedic craft. He is bound to leave all those in attendance of this must-see gig feeling a sordid mixture of both. That’s a good thing! It means they’ve been laughing so damn hard their gut will hurt for weeks after, which will leave them somewhat annoyed. That’s what we meant in the opening line of this blurb. Get it? Oh well. His voice will be ringing in your ears for years. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $25. 9 p.m. October 17.Gold, Rubies and PearlsThe performance will include an exploration of the rich musical traditions of Broadway (and Off-Broadway) by showcasing the popular tunes of the last 50 years from those celebrating their anniversaries. The program will feature classic songs and arrangements from The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Chicago, Smokey Joe’s Café, Nunsense and many more. This annual favorite is sure to provide enjoyment to audience members of all ages. Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 8 p.m. October 17, 4 p.m. October 18.The “World’s Largest” Rubber Duck will be attending the 32nd annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Park this weekend!Oyster FestivalBilled as the largest annual outdoor festival and the biggest waterfront fest on the East Coast with about 200,000 attendees on average, the 32nd oyster fest is back! The lineup includes tall ships, pirate shows, live music, exotic animals, a bicycle stunt show, and carnival rides. Aside from oysters prepared every way imaginable, this shellfish extravaganza also features the famous oyster-shucking contest, and this year, a very special guest: the 11-ton, floating “World’s Largest Rubber Duck,” sponsored by Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities. Down the hatch! Theodore Roosevelt Park, West End Ave., Oyster Bay. Free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. theoysterfestival.org October 17, 18.Oktoberfest Pub CrawlA charitable, non-commercial, non-political, nonsensical fall celebration that happens once a year. Participants have 12 establishments to try. Proceeds go to charity! Downtown Riverhead suffolktheater.com $10. 12 p.m. October 18.Murder, Madness, and PoeHaunting tales and poems from Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known works performed by Michael Bertolini as Poe, the 19th century master of the macabre. Written and directed by David Houston, along with musical interludes. Come…if you dare! [Read “Edgar Allan Poe Death Anniversary Resurrects Writer’s Visions” HERE] Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. plantingfields.org $5, plus $8 parking fee. 2 p.m. October 18.Egyptomania: The World’s 3,000 Year-Old Obsession with the Land of the PharaohsIn a rare appearance, world-renowned mummy expert, Egyptologist and author Bob Brier, will be speaking about his latest book. Also known as “Mr. Mummy,” Bob Brier has appeared as the host of numerous educational programs for television including TLC’s The Mummy Detective, The Great Egyptians and Mummies and Tombs. Dr. Brier has studied some of the world’s most famous mummies including King Tut, Vladimir Lenin, Ramses the Great, Eva Person (Evita) and many more. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $10. 3 p.m. October 18.Loreena McKennittBlessed with her mesmerizing dramatic soprano pipes and touting more than 14 million records sold worldwide, this gifted Canadian songstress, harpist, composer, accordionist and pianist will transform The ‘Mountler into a Celtic, Middle Eastern paradise of song and dance bound to not only chase those pre-winter blues away, but compel all in attendance to hop out of their seats, twirl around in the air, and shout a collective, “Yes! Yes! Ye ole yesss!” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$65. 8 p.m. October 18.You’ve Got A Friend: The Music of the Brill BuildingThe Brill Building was once home to the great songwriters of Tin Pan Ally; you know their names but we’ll tell you again: Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Lieber & Stoller, Neil Diamond, and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weill, among many others. “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” and “On Broadway” all came from the famed music factory. Multi-award winning vocalist Scott Coulter joins with award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Holland to take you on an extraordinary journey into the music, and the stories, of the singers and the songs that defined American pop. Wow. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $25-$45. 2, 7 p.m. October 20.Kevin HartThe hilarious actor, comedian, writer and producer from Philly is just that–knee-slappin’, gut-shakin’, damn-man-that-dude-was-mad-mad-mad-funny hilarious. Be prepared to laugh, a lot. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $99.50-$124.50. 7 p.m., 10 p.m. October 19.Tove LoDubbed “the saddest girl in Sweden” by some media outlets and “Sweden’s darkest pop export” by Rolling Stone due to her raw, emotional, self-destructive, autobiographical lyrics and whirlwind dance-trance-rock-pop sound, the 27-year-old songstress staked her claim when her 2014 debut Queen Of The Clouds opened at Number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, and she’s been flying, well, “high” ever since. Will she dedicate a special song during her Huntington set to Press music critic Zack Tirana, possibly even meet him across the way for a fresh, mouth-watering slice of cold cheese pizza at perennial Bethpage Federal Credit Union Best of L.I. award-winner Little Vincent’s (voting’s open now, btw!), followed by a brew (or two) at her choice of local pubs? No, not a chance. No way in hell, to be more precise. Never, most unfortunately. Maybe. With special guest Erik Hassle. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$45. 8 p.m. October 20.Zombie Club CrawlGet your freak on as a member of the undead and celebrate the afterlife and your undying love of fresh brains in this First Annual gathering of all that is decomposing and bloodthirsty. Wear your own horrific threads or get your noggin all done up ghoulishly by a professional, either way this will be one night to remember! Along with all the brain-eating will be music, drink specials and untold horrors way too frightening to specify here! Truly scary stuff! [Read All About The Walking Dead Season Six Premiere HERE] 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com Free, though $50 gets zombies a whole lot more (check out additional details HERE). 6:30 p.m. October 21.America’s Got TalentNick, Howard, Howie, Heidi and Mel B won’t be there, but all the megastars of the past near-decade will, including Season 8 runner-up comedian Taylor Williamson. All-Stars Tour! #AGT we luv you! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. October 21.—Compiled by Nick Semelak, Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

Indonesia’s exports, imports nosedive in May as COVID-19 restrictions hit trade

first_imgIndonesia recorded a trade surplus of $4.31 billion during the first five months of the year, compared to a deficit of $2.68 billion in the same period last year.Several countries, including China, the United States and Japan, among others, remain Indonesia’s largest trading partners. Lockdowns and social distancing measures associated with the coronavirus pandemic have sapped global commerce and growth, disrupted supply chains and closed factories and stores.Several regions in Indonesia have implemented large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to curb the spread of the virus, forcing businesses to close and people to stay home. This has reined in consumer spending as people are worried about job prospects and have become pessimistic about economic prospects, according to a consumer confidence index survey published by Bank Indonesia on Friday.The World Trade Organization (WTO) projected that global trade would shrink between 13 and 32 percent as the economic impact of the health crisis remained uncertain.The WTO has forecast a rebound in the 2021 global goods trade of between 21 and 24 percent, depending largely on the duration of the outbreak and the effectiveness of policy responses.Topics : “Economic development has not been good around the world,” said BPS head Suhariyanto during a news conference. “We are seeing weaker purchasing power, lockdowns, as well as economic contraction for our trading partners, which all have an impact on our trade balance.”The country’s oil and gas exports declined 42.6 percent yoy to $650 million, while exports of mining products fell 38 percent yoy to $1.33 billion. Exports of manufactured goods dropped nearly 26 percent to $8.31 billion in May.Imports of consumer goods shrank nearly 40 percent to $930 million due to fewer purchases of air conditioners and washing machines, among other items. Imports of raw materials plummeted 43 percent to $6.11 billion, while imports of capital goods shrank 40 percent to $1.39 billion.From January to May, the country booked $64.46 billion in exports, a decrease of 5.96 percent,  while imports amounted to $60.15 billion from January to May, a 15.5 percent yoy decrease. Indonesia booked a trade surplus of US$2.09 billion in May as imports fell steeper than the export slump against the backdrop of social restrictions worldwide and supply chain disruption, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced Monday.Exports plunged 28.95 percent year-on-year (yoy) in May to $10.53 billion, the lowest since July 2016, due to falling exports of coal, coffee, palm oil, as well as oil and gas, according to BPS data . Meanwhile, imports fell even faster by 42.2 percent to $8.44 billion, the lowest since 2009, due to weak domestic demand for consumer goods, raw materials and capital goods.last_img read more

The Data on Children in Same-Sex Households Get More Depressing

first_imgPublic Discourse 29 June 2016A new study released earlier this month in the journal Depression Research and Treatment contributes to mounting evidence against the “no differences” thesis about the children of same-sex households, mere months after media sources prematurely—and mistakenly—proclaimed the science settled.One of the most compelling aspects of this new study is that it is longitudinal, evaluating the same people over a long period of time. Indeed, its data source—the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health—is one of the most impressive, thorough, and expensive survey research efforts still ongoing. This study is not the first to make use of the “Add Health” data to test the “no differences” thesis. But it’s the first to come to different conclusions, for several reasons. One of those is its longitudinal aspect. Some problems only emerge over time.Professor Paul Sullins, the study’s author, found that during adolescence the children of same-sex parents reported marginally less depression than the children of opposite-sex parents. But by the time the survey was in its fourth wave—when the kids had become young adults between the ages of 24 and 32—their experiences had reversed. Indeed, dramatically so: over half of the young-adult children of same-sex parents report ongoing depression, a surge of 33 percentage points (from 18 to 51 percent of the total). Meanwhile, depression among the young-adult children of opposite-sex parents had declined from 22 percent of them down to just under 20 percent.A few other findings are worth mentioning as well. Obesity surged among both groups, but the differences became significant over time, with 31 percent obesity among young-adult children of opposite-sex parents, well below the 72 percent of those from same-sex households. While fewer young-adult children of same-sex parents felt “distant from one or both parents” as young adults than they did as teens, the levels are still sky-high at 73 percent (down from 93 percent during adolescence). Feelings of distance among the young-adult children of opposite-sex parents actually increased, but they started at a lower level (from 36 percent in adolescence to 44 percent in young adulthood).To be fair, life in mom-and-pop households is not simply harmonious by definition. It is, however, a recognition that it is not just stability that matters (though it most certainly does). It’s also about biology, love, sexual difference, and modeling.READ MORE: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2016/06/17255/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Reggae Reggae Sauce safe in Roots hands

first_imgLevi Roots wins legal battle to preserve control of his award winning Reggae Reggae Sauce.LONDON, England, Thursday December 1, 2011 – Jamaican-born condiment king Levi Roots has been allowed to hold on to ownership rights for his famous Reggae Reggae Sauce.Brixton cafe owner Anthony Bailey has lost his High Court fight to be recognised as the creator of the recipe for the sauce made famous by Dragons’ Den contestant Roots.Bailey had claimed that Roots had derived the sauce from his “unique and secret recipe”.However, Judge Mark Pelling QC dismissed Bailey’s claims for breach of contract and breach of confidence.The judge said Bailey’s recipe was “riddled with imprecision”. He said: “There is nothing special either about the ingredients or the methodology of making them into a sauce.”Judge Pelling questioned whether the recipe was “ever secret”.“This was not merely a claim which fails because it was misconceived,” said the judge. “Rather it was a claim which was advanced in circumstances where, to the knowledge of the defendants, they had no proper basis for advancing it.He told the court: “This was a dishonest claim, dishonestly advanced.”Bailey, who moved to England from Jamaica and runs the Blessed West Indian Takeaway in Brixton, south London, had made the claim alongside financial adviser Sylvester Williams.Bailey told the court that he had “devised his own jerk sauce” and recorded his recipe in the West Indies more than 25 years ago.However, Roots, 53, who also lives in Brixton and was born in Jamaica, contested the claims, which he said were a “cynical and dishonest attempt to take advantage of his ingenuity and hard work”.He said he “started experimenting” with sauce recipes in 2005 and invented the “Reggae Reggae” title either later that year or in early 2006.Lawyers said they estimated the legal battle had cost more than £1m in total and the judge said Roots was entitled to have his costs paid.Although the judge ruled in Roots’s favour, he told the court he had concluded he “could not safely rely” on either the evidence of claimants or that of Roots.In his ruling, Judge Pelling said: “Mr Roots accepted that… the suggestion contained in literature prepared in connection with the product that the product was based on his grandmother’s recipe was untrue.“Mr Roots attempted to explain these untruths away as ‘marketing’. Whilst the process will usually involve maximising what can legitimately be said in respect of the product or service concerned, it does not involve what can properly, if legalistically, be called fraudulent misrepresentations”. Caribbean 360 News 15 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Reggae Reggae Sauce safe in Roots hands by: – December 1, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Third annual Carnival Bod Lamer this Sunday

first_imgLocalNews Third annual Carnival Bod Lamer this Sunday by: – February 18, 2012 59 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! View of the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau. Photo credit:panoramio.comThe third annual Carnival Bod Lamer is on schedule for this Sunday 19th February, 2012 on the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard.This year, two new components have been added to the event with a view to offering patrons a spectacular show.The annual event which is in its third year will be held from 2am until 10 pm, on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard on Sunday 19th February, 2012.Over five of Dominica’s top bands are on the line up to perform at tomorrow’s event.Member of the Carnival Bod Lamer Committee Oliver St John says a traditional mas segment and Calypsonians will be featured at the event. “The WCK, First Serenade, Fanatik, Excess Groove and Triple Kay are among those who will perform. We have added the traditional mass segments. People will come in their traditional costumes. There will also been the Calypsonians. We have contacted them and they have expressed their interest.”He also explained that the organizers will provide adequate food for patrons as in the past there has been complaints regarding the availability of food.He assures the public that “this time they will have more food available”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more