Soccer star Daniel Sturridge reunited with dog after he was stolen from his LA home

first_imgJuly 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Soccer star Daniel Sturridge reunited with dog after he was stolen from his LA home FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailChris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Soccer player Daniel Sturridge has been reunited with his dog Lucci after the black and white Pomeranian was stolen from his West Hollywood home. Los Angeles police confirmed to KABC-TV the dog was located early Wednesday morning and police were not present when the dog was returned. Sturridge told police he did not believe the person who returned Lucci was involved in the burglary of his house.Sturridge, who made 18 appearances last season with Liverpool F.C. in England’s top soccer league, pleaded for the return of his beloved Lucci, who apparently was stolen from his home in the Hollywood Hills. “I’m not even trying to find out who did it. It doesn’t matter to me. I just want the dog back,” Sturridge said in an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America. “I know there’s a lot of dog lovers out there … dogs are considered family members.”Sturridge discovered the pup was missing when he entered his home with his girlfriend and was alarmed that the Pomeranian did not rush to greet him. He then he noticed broken glass while walking around his kitchen. “Walked into the house, didn’t see the dog greeting us at the door,” he told GMA, “and everyone was like, ‘Yo where’s Lucci?’”Sturridge and his girlfriend checked upstairs and noticed that some of her bags and purses were missing. “You know,” he added, “if you break into a house, why would you take the dog?”Sturridge immediately took to social media and asked his 3.5 million followers to help him track down his beloved dog. The Pomeranian has his own account with over 10,000 followers. Los Angeles police confirmed they received a call at about 1:30 a.m and that other personal property was also taken from the residence. No arrests have been made at this time in connection to the dog napping or burglary, according to police. Sturridge, a forward, has 76 goals and 21 assists in 218 career appearances in the English Premier League.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

US 5th Fleet Welcomes New Commander

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US 5th Fleet Welcomes New Commander View post tag: fleet May 25, 2012 View post tag: Commander View post tag: US Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) held a change of command ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), May 24.Vice Adm. John Miller relieved Vice Adm. Mark Fox as commander of NAVCENT/C5F/CMF.As the guest speaker, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, addressed the distinguished guests from regional and coalition partner nations, as well as fellow service members, in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear aircraft carrier and the second oldest vessel in commission. Enterprise is on its 22nd and final deployment.Mattis highlighted NAVCENT/C5F/CMF numerous achievements during Fox’s tenure, including assisting 62 ships and 610 mariners in distress at sea, and air support to troops on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq. “Admiral Fox, the prince of the sea, emir of the sea – to translate ‘admiral’ from the Arabic to English – is a shipmate and a trusted confidant; I have relied on his operational judgment from day one. A key advisor, he’s got a fighter’s instinct and a diplomat’s understanding,” said Mattis. “Thank you, Admiral Fox. You are the epitome of a naval officer.”Since July 2010, Fox has led more than 25,000 U.S. and coalition service members operating continuously in the region providing security, defending against violent extremism, conducting maritime security operations (MSO) and providing support for operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.“The U.S. and Combined Maritime Forces contribution and presence is vital to security and stability in this region of the world,” said Fox. “It’s essential for the global economy that every nation has a presence here.”Fox wore the Order of Bahrain, First-class medal, which was bestowed upon him on May 11, by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Kingdom of Bahrain. Fox was presented the award in honor of his meritorious service as Commander, NAVCENT/C5F/CMF. During the change of command ceremony, he was awarded the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Service Medal for his exceptional performance as NAVCENT/C5F/CMF commander from July 2010 to May 2012.Fox has been confirmed for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5), in Washington, D.C.Miller’s previous assignments include serving as the NAVCENT deputy commander and chief of staff for Commander, U.S. Central Command. His most recent tour was as special assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy (N3/N5) in Washington, D.C. “It’s an honor to be here and to serve with the greatest group of Sailors and Marines the world has ever seen,” said Miller.Miller’s goals as the new commander are to build upon existing relationships and foster new partnerships throughout the region.“It is always important to build the coalition,” said Miller. “It’s our job to maintain security and stability in the region, and we do that through a large variety of coalition partners who share a common cause with us.”NAVCENT/C5F/CMF area of responsibility encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean. This expanse, comprised of 20 countries, includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 25, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: New Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: welcomes US 5th Fleet Welcomes New Commander View post tag: Naval View post tag: 5thlast_img read more

Top job! Bakers gear up for Father’s Day 2020

first_imgWalkers ShortbreadWalkers Shortbread has created an I Love Dad biscuit tin, filled with miniature versions of its pure butter shortbread for Father’s Day. The gold tin, embossed with Scottish thistles, is priced at £6.50 and filled with shortbread fingers, rounds, ovals and triangles. For those dads who love golf and biscuits in equal measure, the Scottish brand also has a golf-themed carton of goodies filled with mini shortbread rounds and priced at £2.65. Hummingbird BakeryHummingbird Bakery has a range of cupcakes and whole cakes to celebrate Father’s Day, and there’s even gluten-free and vegan options for Dads with dietary restrictions.The Father’s Day Cupcake Gift Box, priced at £19.95, comes with six cupcakes. The original box is made up of three “intensely” chocolatey Brooklyn Blackout ones with chocolate sponge and chocolate topping, and three Red Velvet Cheesecake cupcakes, which have a spoonful of chocolate chip cheesecake baked in. The gluten-free and vegan options come with red velvet and chocolate options.Hummingbird Bakery’s whole cakes start at £34.95 for a six-inch cake in a variety of classic flavours including vanilla, chocolate and red velvet. The cupcakes and whole cakes come with decorations including hand-iced messages such as ‘Happy Father’s Day’, ‘I <3 Dad’ and fondant hearts. Benjamin C. M. Backhouse (right image only)Father’s Day is fast approaching, and while social distancing means things will be a little different this year, bakers are making sure the occasion is well catered for.From cakes to cookies, pies and even gingerbread, bakeries across the nation have got a host of treats for Sunday 21 June. Here are some of the highlights: PleesecakesNo-bake cheesecake specialist Pleesecakes has created a rather unusual treat for Father’s Day in the form of a limited-edition savoury cheesecake.The cake features a cream cracker base, topped with spiced fig & apple flavoured cream cheese and loaded with artisan scotch eggs, salami slices, sausage rolls, pork pies and samosas, chicken tikka skewers and wedges of stilton, goat’s cheese, red Leicester and cheddar. To top it all off, the cheesecake is finished with a bottle of beer.It serves 10-15 people, costs £55 and can be ordered for collection from Pleesecakes HQ in Redhill, Surrey, or delivered within a 70-mile radius of the site.Fatherson Bakerycenter_img Maid of GingerbreadThink gingerbread is just for Christmas? Think again. London-based Maid of Gingerbread, renowned for giant gingerbread installations, has adapted its normal gingerbread recipe for Father’s Day.Founder and head baker Emily Garland said the special edition Personalised Giant Father’s Day Star has a slightly softer texture than the bakery’s original gingerbread but is still “really well spiced and treacly”. A combination of ginger, coriander, nutmeg, fennel, cloves and cardamom are used, which she described as a “lovely mix of aromatic and warm” spices.The nine-inch gingerbread star, available on Maid of Gingerbread’s website at £27, is hand-decorated with piped golden yellow royal icing, edible metallic painted details, sprinkles and gold balls, before it is finished with an iced personalised message. Can’t decide between cupcakes, pie or biscuits for your dad? Fatherson Bakery has created a limited-edition Father’s Day Sharing Treat Box to solve that issue.Available online, the box features five products to suit everyone’s sweet tooth. They are: a large chocolate indulgence loaf; apple & blackberry pie; rocky road traybake; chocolate cupcakes; and chocolate cream biscuits. It’s priced at £15 and Fatherson says it uses only ‘best in class’ quality ingredients, all of which are locally sourced.last_img read more

Grateful Dead Share Long Lost Betty Board Recording Of ‘Samson And Delilah’ From 1978

first_imgWith a new box set coming out next week, the Grateful Dead continue to share pristine recordings from shows in the early July of 1978. Titled July 1978: The Complete Recordings, the new 12-disc set spans a five-night run of shows between July 1-8, with sets at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO on July 1st, St. Paul Civic Center in St. Paul, MN on July 3rd, Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, NE on July 5th, all leading up to two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, on July 7th and 8th.The new box set is something to be treasured, as these shows were taped by Betty Cantor-Jackson, and only 15,000 copies will be available. To get fans in the groove, the Dead have been sharing a handful of selections from the release. Earlier this week, it was “Ramble On Rose” from Red Rocks; today, it’s “Samson And Delilah” from Omaha, on July 5th.Thanks to NPR Music, we now have a great “Samson And Delilah” to share. Tune in below:July 1978: The Complete Recordings is due out on May 13th via Rhino Records.last_img read more

Phil Lesh, Jim James, Gary Clark Jr., And More To Play Monterey International Pop Festival 50th Anniversary

first_imgIn 1967, history was made with the Monterey International Pop Festival at California’s Monterey Fairgrounds. The festival became iconic almost immediately for both the legendary musical performances of the Grateful Dead, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, and other musical acts who came to define the music of the time. Its also known for its widespread cultural impact, ringing in the Summer of Love and setting the tone of the counterculture of the late 60’s and 70’s, more or less paving the way for the music festivals of today. To celebrate the iconic festival, the Monterey Pop Festival is back this summer to celebrate its 50th anniversary, returning to the same fairgrounds and falling on the exact dates of the first festival on June 16th through 18th.The New York Times reports that Phil Lesh will play the anniversary along with The Terrapin Family Band, reliving his initial performance at the festival fifty years earlier with the Grateful Dead. Though the full lineup is due out on Monday, other acts confirmed for the festival include Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Gary Clark Jr., Father John Misty, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, The Head and the Heart, and Kurt Vile. More information about the 50th anniversary of the Monterey International Pop Festival can be found on the event’s website here.[H/T Relix; Photo courtesy of the festival’s Twitter]last_img read more

NAFCU, trades urge support of ‘points and fees’ bill

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Support was lodged by NAFCU and other trades Monday for H.R. 685, the “Mortgage Choice Act,” a bill up for committee mark-up today that would clarify the definition of “points and fees” under the Truth in Lending Act and applied in CFPB’s qualified mortgage rule.The bipartisan bill was introduced by Reps. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., and seven others. It is among the multiple NAFCU-backed regulatory relief bills being marked up by the House Financial Services Committee today.“By clarifying the QM rule’s definition of fees and points, H.R. 685 will enhance competition in the mortgage and title insurance markets and will ensure that consumers have greater access to mortgage credit and will be able to choose the lenders and title providers best suited for their individual needs,” the joint letter said. NAFCU and eight other trades sent the letter to all members of the House; other signers included the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Realtors, CUNA and the National Association of Home Builders.The committee will also mark up a series of other bills, including one focused on getting federal regulators to “stop and study” the impact of their capital rules on financial institutions’ mortgage servicing assets. continue reading »last_img read more

The CUInsight Community Top 10 of 2015

first_img 163SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Details The Community was started a few years ago as a place for thought leaders around the credit union industry to share ideas, best practices and opinions. We wanted to create a place that people from around the credit union movement could experience what the best and brightest have to say on a regular basis.We’ve had over 500 people contribute to date; and for this we thank the contributors, and you the reader of the CUInsight Community. This was built for you, by you. We can’t wait to see what the contributors have in store for 2016.Let’s take a look back at the best of the best of 2015 (measured by number of reads).10. We quit managers not jobs! By: Cynthia Campbell, Filene Research InstituteI have the pleasure of visiting with credit unions across the country and when we discuss professional development and managerial excellence I start by asking a very simple question, “who has quit a job because they had a bad boss?” It amazes me but every time I ask that question the majority of the room raises their hand. Read More9. The next big idea for the credit union industryBy: Paul Ablack & Peter Keers, OnApproachThe credit union industry is on the cusp of significant challenges with the potential to disrupt the financial services landscape as we know it. Big Data and Analytics is driving a new breed of competitor into what has been a very traditional marketplace. The industry will need to envision and build out the “Next Big Idea” for credit unions to stay… Read More8. Keep credit union employees away from the nearest exitBy: Keith Hughey, JMFAOver the past several years, I have watched the trends of workplace satisfaction with a great deal of interest. Throughout the Great Recession, various studies consistently indicated that roughly two-thirds – plus or minus a percentage point or two – of U.S. workers were dissatisfied with their job. Read More7. Micro branch: The next big idea for credit unions?By: Anargyros Antonopoulos, Level5, LLCWhat makes a financial institution’s branching strategy successful? Many experts point to “more locations and branding.” Agreed; however, what if the target community doesn’t have any suitably sized site options within the desired market? Or, what if there is not a lease space available in this market? Read More6. Millennials: No car, no house, no credit union income?By: Kent Dicken, IDiz IncorporatedMy youngest son sort-of-hates cars. Sure, Grandma’s-hand-me-down-Buick helps him get around town when he comes back to visit family. But that’s also a big reason why he plans to always live in a city with a decent mass transit system. He doesn’t want to own any car, or make monthly payments for it… Read More5. Why are you paying incentives?By: Paul Robert, FI Strategies, LLCIn recent years, many credit unions have implemented incentive programs as a way to motivate their employees to sell more products and services to members. I would wager my son’s college savings account that most of those credit unions are paying for the same level of production they could get with a much… Read More4. The magic employee engagement questionBy: Holly Buchanan, Buchanan Marketing, LLCYou have a great employee. You’ve invested time and money in training him or her. You’ve created a strong company culture. You offer a competitive salary. You think your rising star is engaged….until he or she turns in their notice with vague language about “pursuing other opportunities.”  Read More3. Board members behaving badlyBy: Scott Butterfield, Your Credit Union PartnerI am a huge documentary fan, and one of my favorites is Ancients Behaving Badly on the History Channel. This series discusses the worst of the ancients: Caligula, Nero, Attila the Hun, Caesar, Alexander the Great, Nero, Hannibal, and Genghis Khan. Obviously I’m making this comparison to board members for shock… Read More2. Steve Jobs on credit unions: Why do crappy credit unions exist?By: Bo McDonald, Your Marketing CoWhether you love him or hate him, you can’t argue that Steve Jobs was not a passionate man. He was passionate about new ideas, about quality, and about his brand. It showed. Apple consumers are famously loyal. Despite the rapid change in technology over the last ten years, the iPod is still very much prized. Read MoreAnd the most read article in the CUInsight Community of 2015 was…1. Jim Blaine was right: Credit union marketing adds no valueBy: James Robert Lay, CU GrowI recently saw an article written by Jim Blaine, the CEO of the $28 billion State Employees’ Credit Union, in which he shares his perspective on credit union marketing. It took me a while to form an opinion on his perspective when he noted, “Credit union marketing adds no appreciable value to the movement.” Read Morelast_img read more

Investment Pistols over Bristol

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Activists call on KPK to open investigation into obstruction of justice in Nurhadi bribery case

first_imgHaris Azhar, the executive director of legal and human rights group the Lokataru Foundation, said the KPK should look into the possibility others had played a role in hiding Nurhadi from the graft busters. Should anyone be found to have done so, the antigraft body could charge them with obstruction of justice, as stipulated in Article 21 of the 2001 Corruption Law. “Investigators should reveal whose houses were used [to hide Nurhadi], as well as any persons who assisted, protected or provided him with his daily needs during his time on the run,” Haris said in a discussion on Friday.Former KPK commissioner Bambang Widjojanto echoed Haris’ statement, saying Nurhadi was able to move undetected for more than 100 days although he was just “an ordinary civil servant”.”The question is whether he has any extraordinary ability to evade arrest, or was someone in charge of protecting him?” said Bambang. Antigraft activists have demanded that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecute any persons found to have helped hide former Supreme Court secretary Nurhadi, who had been on the run from the graft busters for many months before being apprehended earlier this week.KPK investigators arrested Nurhadi and his son-in-law Rezky Herbiyono in South Jakarta on Tuesday – roughly six months after both were named suspects for allegedly accepting bribes in the form of nine checks and Rp 46 billion (US$3.2 million) in cash pertaining to three cases handled by the country’s highest court between 2011 and 2016.Many suspect that Nurhadi had been hiding in South Jakarta the entire time, raising suspicions that other parties were involved in protecting him from law enforcement.  Read also: Former Supreme Court secretary accused of accepting Rp 46b in bribesSome have accused the KPK of hampering its own investigation into the case, saying the antigraft agency lacked the will and courage needed to expose other parties involved in the case.Bambang claimed the KPK had ignored information provided by members of the public regarding Nurhadi’s whereabouts, including from Haris in February.He also claimed the antigraft body had pursued a “judicial strategy” by putting the suspects on the most wanted list, meaning the KPK would not need to disclose information pertaining to the case if information was not provided by the public.When asked whether the investigators would open an investigation into possible obstruction of justice, KPK chairman Firli Bahuri said the graft busters would focus on Nurhadi’s bribery case first.Critics have lambasted the decision, saying it contrasted with the antigraft body’s decision to open investigations into alleged obstruction of justice pertaining to former House of Representatives speaker Setya Novanto in the prominent e-ID corruption case.“If the public finds out the KPK lacks the courage to investigate the figures that protected the suspects, the KPK will lose credibility as a law enforcement institution,” said Bambang.Read also: 100 days of blunders: Watchdog slams new KPK chairman’s performanceResponding to the criticism, KPK acting spokesperson Ali Fikri said the antigraft body’s investigation had followed the relevant regulations and was not influenced by “another party’s requests”.“Our work in based on the facts and witness testimonies gathered during the investigation rather than on our assumptions or feelings,” said Ali, encouraging others not to form opinions based on baseless assumptions.Activists have also urged the KPK to open an investigation into alleged money laundering by Nurhadi in relation to the bribery case, as the suspect and his wife, Tin Zuraida, have been recorded as having made an unusually high number of financial transactions and as being unusually wealthy.According to Nurhadi’s wealth report in 2012, he owned Rp 33.4 billion in assets, ranging from land to luxury cars.“It should be strongly suspected that such money didn’t come from his legitimate income,” said Lalola Easter of Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), adding that the KPK should prosecute other parties involved in the alleged money laundering.Topics :last_img read more

Danish pension fund to offload all real estate into half-owned fund

first_img“We are a small pension fund and expect to sell all our real estate in the next year,” Bache Vognbjerg said.The pension fund – which has total assets of around DKK9.5bn (€1.3bn) – sold all four of the residential properties it owns in the city of Aarhus.The fund said property generally produced low levels of return and that the money could attract a better return if invested differently.Bache Vognbjerg said it had gone ahead early with the sale of the four buildings because it had received a good offer it could not refuse.The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the sales.The pension fund’s overall real estate holdings – which currently total around DKK600m in value before the latest sale of four buildings – will be sold, with the proceeds ploughed into a real estate fund in cooperation with two other pension funds, Bache Vognbjerg explained, declining to name them.Pensionskassen for Farmakonomer will then receive half of the sale value in cash and be 50% owner of the fund itself.The pension fund outsources all of its asset management but does risk management in-house. Denmark’s Pensionskassen for Farmakonomer – the pension fund for pharmaceuticals assistants – has sold four residential properties in Aarhus as a first step in selling off all its direct real estate holdings.Because of the high capital requirements for the asset class, the fund plans to sell all real estate within the next year, putting the proceeds into a fund.Peter Bache Vognbjerg, the labour-market pension fund’s chief executive, told IPE: “Within our risk budget, real estate had too high a weight, and it had to have too much in terms of capital.”The asset type was also considered too illiquid, he said.last_img read more