The Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School and the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) will jointly honor former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III with the 2012 Great Negotiator Award on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School.The Great Negotiator Award event will include discussions with Baker and faculty from the Program on Negotiation and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Future of Diplomacy Project about the negotiation challenges he faced during his time as Secretary of State. The discussion is free and open to the public from 1:30 to 5 p.m.The Great Negotiator Award was created twelve years ago by the Program on Negotiation to recognize individuals whose lifetime achievements in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution have had a significant and lasting impact. The Program on Negotiation is a network of faculty and scholars dedicated to developing the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University and other Boston-area schools. In 2011 and 2012, the Great Negotiator Award event has been co-sponsored by the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School, which aims to explore the importance of diplomacy in a globalized world. Read Full Story
DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — An Aurora man was arrested on charges related to last week’s crash that killed a Moores Hill man. Indiana State Police say, Rocky McMurray, 47, was arrested after the investigation into the crash was turned over to the Dearborn County Prosecutor’s office, which issued an arrest warrant. Police say the investigation determined that McMurray was intoxicated at the time of the crash, and tested over twice the legal limit on a breath test on the scene. McMurray was arrested on charges of Reckless Homicide, Operating While Intoxicated – Causing Death, and Operating While Intoxicated While Endangering a Person.
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If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Caldwell, home Sept. 18 At Bluestem at Sedan Cheney, home at West Elk at CV-Dexter Med. Lodge, home at Pretty Prairie South Barber, home at Norwich Norwich, home Sedan at Argonia Oct. 16 at Udall by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Ten things to know about the upcoming football season in Sumner Countyâ€¦1. The season scheduleâ€¦ It starts tomorrow. The preseason hype is over. And there are questions galore.Conway Springs will be taking to the field at Bluestem with one of its youngest lineups in years. By the same token Argonia-Attica host Sedan hoping to replicate last yearâ€™s magical season. Belle Plaine hopes to get off the snide at Medicine Lodge. Oxford is at South Haven – two teams with plenty of questions. Caldwell is traveling to Central-Burden with a few worries of its own.Here is the full schedule for 2015â€¦ at Central-Burden Caldwell at Argonia Douglass, home Oct. 2 at Independent at South Barber Udall at South Haven At CV-Dexter at Central OXFORD at South Haven Oct. 30 Flinthills at W. Trinity at Douglass Garden Plain, home at South Haven Sept. 25 at C. Springs 2. Letâ€™s start with Conway Springs â€¦Throughout the 21st Century, Sumner County football fans have seen more than their fair share of great football.We all know about Wellingtonâ€™s state championship runs in the early 2000s. There was South Haven that had a state championship run in 2008 and annually played deep into the eight-man playoffs when David Hughes was at the helm. Last season, it was Argonia-Attica making headlines by rolling to the state championship game in only its second year in existence!But, if there is one program that defines football excellence and stability in Sumner County, it would be Conway Springs. The Cardinals have seven of those state championship trophies placed majestically in the commons at its high school starting with the first one in 1998.But even a well established program like Conway Springs, can become vulnerable, and there are a few questions going into the 2015 season.3. Third in league?â€¦Every preseason, in Class 3A it is usually the same teams hyped at the top: Conway Springs, Silver Lake, Scott City, Rossville, Beloitâ€¦But in 2015, the Cardinals are not getting as much preseason respect as in years past. Both the Wichita Eagle and K-Preps polls have then listed as â€œothersâ€ in the Class 3A poll. And then the Eagle pulled the double whammy by picking Conway Springs to finish third in the Central Plains League – behind two other â€œCâ€ lettered teams â€” Cheney and Chaparral – not to mention Garden Plain getting a healthy fourth place not.4. The season aheadâ€¦Last season, Conway Springs was 8-0 and humming right along when it was stunned by Chaparral in the final regular season game 27-19. The Cards then were eliminated by Wichita Collegiate in the first round of the playoffs, making for a quicker than expected exit.Â In order for Conway Springs to return to former glory there are some big holes to fill especially on offense.The roster is smaller with 45 players out and just eight seniors and seven juniors.At the top of the list is Conway Springs lack of experience at its prized position – running back.Conway Springs lost its two top two running backs, Luke Fisher and Travis Wood. Fisher was a workhorse getting 1,596 yards while Travis Wood had 906 yards. It seems like forever since there was no Wood on the roster. But in 2005 Conway Springs has no Wood.5. A team of youthâ€¦Conway Springs will be running Colton Trehune as quarterback with Ben Pauly and Jacob Winter sharing duties at running back. Pauly has experience in the backfield getting 345 rushing yards in 2014.Conway Springs coach Matt Bieler hinted that there would be multiple backs in the backfield this season and no real featured back.Josh Dugan, a quarterback last season, is being moved to tight end. Gunnar Denney and Lucas Shaffer are also slated to be the wide receivers.The offensive line looks hungry and has experience. Wes Hullinger; the son of Gregg Hullinger, a Wellington High School graduate; will anchor the line as a 270 pound senior. Other potential starters include Skyler Kunz, Wyatt Botkin, Matthew Lange and Blake Biles.6. Meanwhile in Belle Plaineâ€¦Belle Plaine is currently strapped with a 19-game losing streak and is hoping that streak will end soon.The Dragons are traveling to Medicine Lodge this Friday to open the season and this is as good as chance as any to get in the victory column.Jason Jinkens, in his third year as Belle Plaine head coach, said the numbers are up this season and the practices have been more competitive. Cheyenne McClennan, a 6-0, 170 pound, senior and Trevor Lawless, a 5-2, 125, sr. will be the leading running backs.2015 Argonia-Attica team has 25 players out this season.7. State championship bound?â€¦Weâ€™ve said this before but it is worth repeating. The experiment of combining Argonia and Atticaâ€™s football program has been a huge success.The Titans were under the radar all last season. But that luxury is over. A&A is slated at No. 2 in the eight-man division II ranks one spot below Victoria in both K-Preps and the Wichita Eagle, which incidentally beat the Titans in the state championship game in November.8. A&A and its intimidating lineupâ€¦Co-coaches Lance Vandeveer and Luke Greenwood have a solid foundation returning from last seasonâ€™s 12-1 team. At the top of the list is Alec McDaniel, a 5-9 155 pound speed demon, who passed for 1,707 yards and 33 touchdowns, not to mention rushing for 1,546 yards and 35 touchdowns.But A&A has some holes to fill. The Titans have four returning offensive players and three defensive starters returning. Those starters include: Devon Newberry as running back; Troy Francis as offensive line, Aaron Harsh as tight end, Kolten Koerner as tight end, Seth Hemberger as running back and Brady Ricke as running back.A&A has 11 seniors with three juniors, three sophomore and eight freshmen.â€œEach team is different every year,â€ said Luke Greenwood, co-head coach at A&A. â€œThis team will have to have some leaders step up. We have high hopes and high expectations for this season.â€9. Caldwell reworkingâ€¦The Bluejays have three returning starters on both offense and defense and they are all two-way starters. Colten Ward is a quarterback/running back and defensive back. Kyle Bruey is running back and tight end and linebacker. Ross Kuehny is an offensive lineman and defensive end/linebacker.Overall, the Bluejays have 16 players out and only two 200 pounders.â€œThis season is going to be different for our team due to graduation,â€ said Sean Blosser, fifth year head coach. â€œWe are excited to watch the players that provided us with depth in the past step up and play a larger role on the team.â€10. Oxford and South Havenâ€¦Both Sumner County teams square off this Friday with a lot of uncertainty.Oxford is slated to finish seventh in the SCBL.â€œWe will be young this year, but due to injuries several players got quality time last year,â€ said Sean Burkes, seventh year head coach.In South Haven, Cody Wolf takes over the helm as the third head coach in three seasons.The team is predicted to finish ninth after sporting a 2-7 record in 2014.Follow us on Twitter. Sept. 11 BELLE PLAINE CV-Dexter, home Oct. 23 at Norwich at Bluestem A&A at Argonia Belle Plaine, home at CV-Dexter Garden Plain, home ARGONIA-ATTICA Sept. 4 At Pratt Skyline Argonia-Attica, home Central-Burden, home Udall, home at West Elk Pretty Prairie at Attica Central at Argonia
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zoom Four of Hanjin Shipping’s 4,275 TEU containerships were sold to South Korean company Korea Marine Transport Co (KMTC) for a price of USD 22.4 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The 2008-built Panamaxes, which were sold through a bank sale, are the Hanjin Durban, Hanjin Norfolk, Hanjin Piraeus and Hanjin Rio de Janeiro.Featuring a length of 260 meters and a width of 32 meters, the vessels, built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Co, fetched a price tag of USD 5.6 million each.VesselsValue data shows that each of the boxships has a market value of around USD 5.3 million.The sale comes only days after Dutch media reported that three 13,000 TEU Hanjin containerships were sold at an auction in Rotterdam for a total of USD 392 million.The 2012- and 2013- built Hanjin Europe, Hanjin Africa and Hanjin Harmony were reportedly sold on behalf of the German HSH Nordbank.Another Hanjin ship, the Hanjin Gold, is expected to be auctioned off by a Rotterdam court in January 2017.World Maritime News Staff
CALGARY – Suncor Energy Inc. and Teck Resources Ltd. are getting a bargain price for bigger stakes in the Fort Hills oilsands mine they are buying from partner Total S.A., analysts say.The two Canadian companies announced Wednesday they will pay an additional $420 million to take over a three per cent stake in the project from the French oil giant.Suncor (TSX:SU), the operator, is paying about $300 million to increase ownership to 53.06 per cent and Teck (TSX:TECK.B) is paying $120 million to up its stake to 20.89 per cent. Total’s share is falling to 26.05 per cent from 29.2 per cent.“We’re pleased to have reached this agreement and taken a bigger stake in what is arguably the best long-term growth project in our industry,” Suncor CEO Steve Williams said in a statement.Analysts said Thursday the price of about $69,000 per daily barrel of production for the Total share is much less than the $90,000 per daily barrel cost of the overall project, which is designed with capacity of 194,000 barrels per day of bitumen.Suncor and Teck said the deal settles a dispute triggered last year when Total refused to take part in a project to spend an additional $1 billion in 2017 to accelerate construction. The French company said at the time it would not accept “substantial cost increases” at Fort Hills.Last February, Suncor said delays caused by the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016, along with construction changes to boost capacity, had added from $1.4 billion to $1.9 billion to Fort Hills’ estimated cost, taking it to between $16.5 billion and $17 billion.Total has recently been reluctant to spend money on the oilsands, which have been attacked by environmentalists as being among the dirtiest sources of energy in the world and considered among the most expensive to develop.It sold a 10 per cent stake in Fort Hills to Suncor in 2015 and, a year before that, agreed with partners to shelve the proposed $11-billion proposed Joslyn oilsands mine. It also sold its 49 per cent stake in the stalled Voyageur oilsands upgrader to Suncor.Other foreign companies selling oilsands assets in the past two years include Americans Marathon Oil, Murphy Oil and ConocoPhillips, Norway’s Statoil and British-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell.Fort Hills was expected to begin producing bitumen by year-end, but Suncor confirmed it will miss that target by two or three weeks. It is expected to reach output of about 90 per cent of capacity by the end of 2018.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.
McHappy Day in Fort St. John. File photo McHappy Day in Fort St. John. Supplied photo McHappy Day in Fort St. John. Supplied photo McHappy Day in Fort St. John. Supplied photo McHappy Day in Fort St. John. Supplied photo McHappy Day in Fort St. John. File photo McHappy Day in Fort St. John. File photo Fort St. John RCMP detachment commander Insp. Mike Kurvers at McHappy Day in Fort St. John. Supplied photo Kitney said that of the money raised, $8,600 will be going toward the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, while the Child Development Centres in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek will each get $4,300. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The McDonalds restaurants in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek saw the franchises break several sales records during McHappy Day on Wednesday. According to Joanne Kitney with McDonalds Community Relations, the two franchises in the BC Peace Region raise roughly $10,000 during last year’s McHappy Day. Though she did not have a final tally, Kitney said this year that number totalled over $17,000. She said that the event had a huge turnout both from customers and from local delegates, including from the City of Fort St. John, the local RCMP detachment and fire department, the Child Development Centre, and Royal Bank.
Los Angeles: Actor Michael B Jordon is set to lead the cast of Warner Bros’ upcoming Methuselah movie. The Creed star will also be serving as the producer on the project, reported Variety. The studio has been working on the film for many years with Will Smith and Tom Cruise interested in the project. Zach Dean wrote an early script after coming on board in 2014. And, the latest draft is written by Tony Gilroy. The story centers on the longest-living figure in the Bible, Methuselah, who is the son of Enoch. Jordan’s interest in the project may stem from his background. He has shared in the past that he “grew up in church,” telling that he considers himself “spiritual.”Jordan is also set to star in and produce the Denzel Washington-directed memoir ‘Journal for Jordan’.
New Delhi: In association with Flipkart, Japanese brand JVC on Tuesday launched six new smart LED TVs in India starting at Rs 16,999. The product suite includes 4K “Ultra HD” intelligent smart TVs and “Full HD” smart LED TVs available in four screen sizes — 40-inch, 43-inch, 49-inch and 55-inch. The TVs come equipped with features such as “Quantum Backlit Technology”, Miracast support, and more than 500 licensed applications and up to 1 million hours of content to view, JVC said. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The products will be available on Flipkart from April 6. “The need and hunger for content in the smart TVs is increasing day by day and we assure our customers of providing the largest app base as well as inbuilt content in today’s times in these smart TVs,” Sharan Maini, Director – Business Development at JVC India, said in a statement. JVC entered India in partnership with Veira Group, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for consumer durables in India, in association with Flipkart. Viera Group said it currently has its manufacturing unit in Noida having a capacity of up to one million units per annum.
Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Thursday said BJP’s attempt to “polarise” the electorate in West Bengal will come to nothing as the Trinamool Congress will sweep the Lok Sabha polls in the state. “The BJP can team up with the EC in West Bengal, they can have a tailor-made campaign designed to fragment & polarise the electorate, they can have all their model code violations overlooked. None of it will matter because on the 23rd @MamataOfficial didi will sweep West Bengal,” Abdullah said in a tweet, tagging West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister was apparently referring to the violence in Kolkata during BJP president Amit Shah’s visit the other day. He was alluding May 23 when the results of Lok Sabha polls would be declared. Other opposition leaders and parties have also supported Banerjee as she protested against the Election Commission’s decision to cut short the duration of poll campaign in the state in the wake of the violence.