In Photos: No. 21 Stanford upsets No. 2 USC

first_imgSenior quarterback Matt Barkley went 20 for 41 with two interceptions and no touchdown passes in USC’s 21-14 loss to Stanford at Stanford Stadium. Read the full recap here.Photos by Carlo Acenaslast_img

Memorial Auditorium will re-open April 5 with John Michael Montgomery concert

first_imgSubmitted by the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce – Wellington’s Memorial Auditorium will re-open on Friday, April 5, 2013 with the sounds of country music super star, John Michael Montgomery.  The concert will be the first event held in the newly renovated building that now includes an elevator, new bathrooms and ADA compliant features.The City of Wellington, Wellington Recreation Commission and Memorial Auditorium Board collaborated with KWLS 107.9 FM and its owner, Larry Steckline to bring Montgomery to the Auditorium.The venue is the largest city owned facility of its kind in Sumner County and can cater to nearly 1200 concert go-ers and is utilized for many other events in the community. The Auditorium is centered in the heart of historic Downtown Wellington, providing attendees to the newly upgraded facility the opportunity to explore a growing and vibrant downtown with walking access to several specialty boutiques, clothing stores, restaurants, home décor, a bookstore, furniture, antiques,  fine jewelry and the historic Regent Theater.This will be the first of many big events happening in Wellington, Kansas and at the Memorial Auditorium this year. In July, the Auditorium will be the venue for the Larry Steckline Ag Day Expo during the Kansas Wheat Festival, July 10-14, 2013.Wellington and the historic Memorial Auditorium are easily accessible from Exit 19 on Interstate 35 or US 81 or US 160. Wellington is the home of nearly 9,000 people and continues to strive toward providing families and visitors a destination to enjoy family activities, shopping and recreational activities.The City of Wellington, Wellington Recreation Commission and Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce invite all of the media to share with its viewers and readers the exciting events happening in Wellington. Live Well…Live Wellington!!Press Contact for the John Michael Montgomery Concert: Joe Moralez, KWLS 107.9 FM, 620-660-5154 or the City of Wellington: Gus Collins, City Manager, 620-326-3631 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down TaxPayer · 384 weeks ago The main complaint i have heard about this facility since i have lived here is the lack of air conditioning… Report Reply 1 reply · active 383 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Billy · 383 weeks ago Wait….the place has no AC??? Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Dazed and Confused · 383 weeks ago I’m still trying to understand what the big celebration is all about here? The Building was made ADA complaint with and elevator installed, electrical upgrades, larger restrooms, new carpet and some paint. The only air conditioning that was installed was in the commons area the main Auditorium is NOT air-conditioned. There was nothing remodled inside the Auditorium! Enjoy the concert I’m sure all the bands will put on a great show but you might bring a fan with you, just saying. Report Reply 0 replies · active 383 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

PPP expresses worry of central bank power grab

first_imgNew fiscal laws– urges caution, consideration for commercial banksThe series of financial bills that were brought to the floor of the National Assembly by the Government has raised concerns in the parliamentary Opposition camp, as worry mounts that increased requirements can drive up the costs of doing business. The PPP is expressing worry over the power accruing to the central bank through legislationAt a press conference on Monday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo expressed worry that these new laws were laying the groundwork for some banks to fold. Here he cited the bad debt portfolios of certain banks.“When you look at the fineprint of those laws, it gives the central bank greater powers that could harm some of the interests of the commercial banks. Even the deposit insurance scheme the Government wants to put in place, it is now going to assess the banks on a biennial basis, a sum based on the reserve holding that they will have to pay into that fund.“So, now the commercial banks will have a new cost, which could push up interest rates for some people like us, because they have to pay for an insurance scheme. So deposits that are remunerated, they’ll have to push up interest rates. We have to be cautious,” Jagdeo urged.At the last sitting of the National Assembly, Government had brought several bills, including a National Payments System Bill, to the floor. The Bill contains provisions for persons to use “electronic money” through SIM cards and software accepted as a means of payment. There are also provisions for presenting cheques in electronic form.And then there are the penalties, which range from a fine of $500,000 and two years’ imprisonment when convicted as an individual to a fine of $2 million as a body corporate. Part 12, Section 51 speaks to various offences and penalties designed to keep the payment system running smoothly.The penalties apply to Sections Seven and Eight (attaining a licence before providing payment system or service). The Act states that banks, as direct participants in the system, do not have to acquire a licence. The same applies for money transfer service providers. However, Section Three (a) adds that they must comply with all other requirements of the Act.The penalties also apply to Section 13, which prohibits transferring licences, as well as Section 23. Section 23 mandates compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) laws.In Section 32, operators are also prohibited from outsourcing their services without the bank. In Section 33, they also have to seek approval in order to use agents. And then there are those who refuse to comply with any order issued by the Bank of Guyana as an administrative measure.According to Section 50 (4), “a person who fails to comply with an order issued, pay a fine imposed or otherwise comply with administrative measures taken by the Bank in accordance with this section commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction as specified in Section 51.”last_img read more