Red Bluff >> The new era for Red Bluff High football begins next Wednesday, Aug. 2 with a weight room session at 4 p.m. Freshman and junior varsity commence camp at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Spartan Stadium. There is a mandator parent and player meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the stadium, school officials said.Red Bluff football is under new leadership with former Yreka coach Orlyn Culp taking over head coaching duties from Corey Hein. Culp was the Spartans’ defensive coordinator in 2016.The Spartans …
WINNING CAPTION: “Ask him if he has a pen.”- hpachecoEDITOR’S NOTE: The voting was close between this caption and Spade76’s entry, “My mother in law wants to get into geocaching so I set this one up for her.” Many Facebook users who voted for Spade76’s caption also admitted they really do like their mother-in-law. Exercise your caption writing wit and wisdom in the 23rd installment of our Geocaching.com Caption Contest. You could earn a barely coveted prize! What caption would you write? “Now I know why this is rated as a difficulty five.” You can do better!Barely coveted prizeSubmit your caption by clicking on “Comments” below. Please include your geocaching username in all entries. Then, explore the captions that other geocachers have crafted.You can influence the voting. “Like” the caption that you think should win. If you think your caption should win, convince your fellow geocachers to “like” your caption. Lackeys decide between the top captions to crown the winner of the Geocaching.com Caption Contest.Click on the image to see the winner of this Geocaching.com Caption ContestThe winner receives a barely coveted prize from Groundspeak Headquarters. This contest the barely coveted prize a sheet of eight Geocaching.com stickers.16 Lackeys voted to award the winner of the 22nd Geocaching.com Caption Contest a barely coveted prize. Click on the image at right to discover the winning caption from the previous Geocaching.com Caption Contest.Explore all the past winners by checking out all the Geocaching.com Caption Contests.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Caption Contest 19 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJanuary 5, 2011In “Community”Geocaching.com Caption Contest 34 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJune 10, 2012In “Lackeys”Geocaching Caption Contest 20 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJanuary 18, 2011In “Community”
The day Meghalaya’s RTI and anti-graft activist Agnes Kharshiing was attacked by alleged coal transporters, another activist registered a complaint accusing a “police-backed” coal gang of threatening him.In his FIR on Thursday, Marshall Biam, chairman, North East Indigenous People’s Federation, said seven people had attacked him on Tuesday and demanded withdrawal of cases by other members of his federation against coal dealers.Mr. Biam too was assaulted in East Jaintia Hills district. He said that the attackers forced him into a vehicle and took him to the office of the district SP, Sylvester Nongtnger. “The SP asked me to withdraw the complaint though I told him I was not the complainant,” he wrote.Mr. Biam said he was compelled to withdraw the complaint, and since he suspected a nexus between the coal mafia and the police, he lodged the FIR before the Deputy Inspector General in Shillong. The SP denied using force on Mr. Biam.On Friday, doctors attending to Ms. Kharshiing at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences in Shillong said her condition was stable but she would be kept under observation in an intensive care unit.Ms. Kharshiing and her companion Amita Sangma were assaulted in East Jaintia Hills district’s Tuber Sohshrieh, about 120 km from Shillong.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez raps Man Utd: No excuses for top 4 failureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafael Benitez says Manchester United have no excuses if they fail to finish in the top four.United travel to St James’ Park to face Benitez’s Newcastle on Wednesday.”It’s a team that has to be easily in the top four, that is very clear,” said the Newcastle boss.”They can compete against Manchester City, Liverpool, anyone. We are talking about one of the biggest clubs in the world in terms of everything.”The players they have, they are so good that if you want to win or get points against them you have to perform really well.”When you are a top side like Manchester United, spending millions every year, you have to be in the top four and you have to win the title.”For them, that’s the pressure. Not just now, they had it before, and for sure they will feel the pressure in a few weeks when they will be there fighting with Tottenham, Chelsea, City, Liverpool and Arsenal.”
Global streamer Netflix and British pubcaster the BBC will remake Watership Down, with John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Ben Kinglsey (Sexy Beast) attached to star.The four-part animated miniseries will also star Nicholas Hoult (X Men: Apocalypse), James McAvoy (Atonement) and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), and comes with the backing of UK-based production management group 42.This comes after Martin Rosen’s influential 1978 animated movie, and an animated TV version, which went out on YTV in Canada and CITV in the UK between 1999 and 2001.Tom Bidwell (My Mad Fat Diary) will write the new show, which Noam Murro will direct. The BBC and Netflix are coproducing, with 42 and Murro’s Biscuit Films attached.Pete Dodd (Fantastic Mr. Fox) and Hugo Sands will lead animation production along with Ireland’s Brown Bag Films. ITV Studios Global Entertainment has international distribution rights thanks to a first-look deal with 42.42’s Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh, Eleanor Moran and Josh Varney will executive-produce, along with Murro and BBC Drama commissioning editor Michael Read.Watership Down will be based on the Richard Adams classic novel set in southern England and about a group of strong-willed rabbits who are forced to flee in face of certain destruction of their warren.“Before there was Harry Potter there was Watership Down; Richard Adams’ novel is one of the most successful books of all time and one of the biggest-selling books in history,” said Read.“It is fantastic to have the opportunity to bring a modern classic to a mainstream BBC One audience withsuch an incredible roster of actors alongside the talented team overseeing the animation. This fantastic take on the novel will unite the whole family, and bring this classic story to a new generation.”“Adapting this much-loved novel in afresh and innovative way is a truly exciting opportunity,” added 42 co-founder Aitken. “Telling the story over four hours of CG animation allows us to explore the characters from the novel and their adventure in a way not previously achievable on screen.
Joel Whitten ‘Whit’ Richardson IIITurner Latin America has named Joel Whitten ‘Whit’ Richardson III as its president, in effect replacing Juan Carlos Urdaneta.Richardson is a 23-year Turner veteran, and in his new role has taken charge of the company’s regional general entertainment, kids, sports and free-to-air channel brands; distribution of the CNN news services; and L&M activity.He is known internally for aiding the launch of Turner’s Argentinian business, helping it go from a business of 15 employees in 1998 to more than 750 as of today, and for the acquisitions of the likes of Chilevision, Esporte Interativo and CNN Chile.His appointment come after long-serving Turner Lat Am chief Urdaneta exited last year, leaving Turner Internationa president Gerhard Zeiler to lead the regional operation in the interim.Zeiler said Richardson was “a highly respected executive inside and outside Turner”, adding he had “a clear vision of how we adapt the organisation to truly become a next-generation media provider”.Richardson who was previously executive VP of distribution and GM of Argentina, said he would “prioritise collaboration, innovation and change” to “aggressively position for continued growth and success”.Turner has a total of 54 channels in three languages in 44 territories across the Latin American region.
Channel 4’s digital service, All4, is launching support for 360° video ads from this week.The UK broadcaster’s 4Sales division announced the new Ad 360 format today, and Honda and South African Tourism will be the first brands to use the 360° interactive VOD ads.“Ad 360 enables All 4’s audience to engage with brands in a new and exciting way using the latest developments in 360 degree content creation, strengthening our existing suite of innovative digital ad products,” said Channel 4’s digital and creative leader, David Amodio.The Ad 360 format was developed by video technology partners Innovid, and the firm claims that together with Channel 4 it is bringing “360° interactive video experiences to the European market for the first time.”
Sponsor Advertisement By their very silence, the silver and gold mining companies are co-conspirators against all of their shareholders…us. The gold price was on the rise as soon as trading began in the Far East on their Monday morning…and was up eight bucks or so by shortly after 10:00 a.m. Hong Kong time. From there, it more or less traded flat into the Comex open…and that point jumped another five dollars or so before trading sideways until about 10:35 a.m. in New York.At that point there was another sharp spike that took gold up to its high tick of the day…$1,736.80 spot..about ten minutes before the London close. From that point it traded sideways once again before getting sold off a few dollars in electronic trading.Gold closed the Monday session at $1,731.90 spot…up $18.20 on the day. Net volume was very light…around 109,000 contracts.As usual, the silver price was more ‘volatile’. The price traded flat until just about 9:00 a.m. Hong Kong time…and at the point the price jumped almost 30 cents.From there, the price traded flat until about ten minutes before the Comex open. Then, the silver price began to rally…and jumped up the moment that trading began in New York. The ‘big’ rally only lasted about ten minutes…and then, like gold, traded flat until 10:35 a.m. Eastern before renewing its rally…albeit at a much slower pace. It appeared that the high tick of the day [$33.35 spot] came around 2:15 p.m. in electronic trading…and from there got sold off a bit into the 5:15 p.m. close in New York.Silver finished the day at $33.11 spot…up 80 cents. Net volume wasn’t overly heavy…around 34,000 contracts.The price patterns in platinum and palladium were more or less the same as gold and silver’s.The dollar index hit its 81.44 zenith on Friday morning at 11:30 in New York…and was in decline for the rest of that day. This trend continued right into the Monday trading session. There was a bit of a bounce at the 81.00 level around 11:30 a.m. in London, but the decline resumed at precisely 8:00 a.m. Eastern time…and three hours later, the index had fallen 27 basis points from its 8:00 a.m. peak.From that point the dollar index didn’t do a lot until 5:00 p.m. Eastern when the dollar spiked up into the New York close. The index, which had closed on Friday at 81.20…finished the Monday session at 81.03…down only 17 basis points…but had a bit of a wild ride between those times.I suppose the co-relation between the dollar index and the precious metal prices was more apparent on Monday…but the moves in the metals themselves was out of all proportions to the tiny moves in the currency index. Here’s the chart showing last Friday’s high…and all of Monday’s action.Not surprisingly, the gold stocks gapped up at the open…and stayed up for the entire day, closing almost on their highs. The HUI finished up 2.68%.The silver stocks turned in a similar performance, with a lot of the junior producers doing much better than their senior brethren. Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index closed up 3.28%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report was a blank page yesterday. There were no contracts of any metal posted for delivery on Wednesday.The GLD ETF showed a smallish withdrawal of 13,891 troy ounces, which may have been a fee payment of some kind. And, for the third day in a row, an authorized participant withdrew about 1.5 million ounces of silver from SLV. This time it was 1,452,093 troy ounces. All withdrawals for the last three days have been within 50 troy ounces of the above number. On Thursday it was 1,452,135 troy ounces…and on Friday it was 1,452,117 troy ounces. Does it mean anything? Beats me!There was a smallish sales report from the U.S. Mint yesterday. They sold 1,500 ounces of gold eagles…along with 32,000 silver eagles.Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Friday, they reported receiving 623,635 troy ounces of silver…all of it went into the JPMorgan Chase depository, which now sits at 25,654,294 troy ounces. Nothing was shipped out. I’d sure love to know who the owners are. Is it JPM itself, or does it belong to its customers? The link to Friday’s activity is here.Here’s a nifty chart that Washington state reader S.A. stole from somewhere yesterday. It shows a ‘cup and handle’ technical formation. If you can believe T.A. in a rigged market, it may mean something…or not!(Click on image to enlarge)It was a busy weekend for stories…and I have a lot today…so I hope you can find the time to read/watch the ones of most interest to you.I would calculate JPMorgan’s concentrated short position in COMEX silver futures to now be 33,000 contracts, only 1,000 contracts below their recent peak. After removing spread positions from the new data, JPM’s silver position is 32.9% of the true net total market. This is so off the charts as to defy comprehension. Nothing else comes close to being the critical factor in silver. If we all live long enough to see any legitimate position limit regime in silver, JPMorgan’s current dominant position would not be allowed. That position is more than six times larger than the loose-as-a-goose limits proposed by the CFTC…and more than twenty times the 1,500 contract position limit proposed by thousands of public comments. – Silver Analyst Ted Butler…17 November 2012It was nice to see all the precious metals pop up in price yesterday. I’m sure some of it was currency related but, considering the low volume, I’d guess that there may have been a bit of short covering during the Comex trading session in New York as well. Whatever it was, we may or may not find out in Friday’s Commitment of Traders Report.The preliminary volume and open interest numbers from the CME that were posted on their website in the wee hours of this morning, indicates otherwise…and I’ll be very interested in what they show when the finals are posted later this a.m. New York time.I have nothing to add to what I’ve been saying for the last ten days or so. Nothing would surprise me…up or down. I’d love to be a fly on the wall at JPMorgan Chase or Scotia Moccata…as I get the impression that there are big changes going on under the surface that we have hints about…but we’re certainly not privy to.But one thing that did come as a big surprise, was how just how far the story of JPMorgan Chase and the silver price management scheme has spread world-wide. The reach that Russia Today has is truly astounding. GATA in gold…and Ted Butler in silver…can only get so far even with the Internet helping out. Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert carry a very big stick…and I wouldn’t bet much on JPMorgan and Scotia Mocatta being able to keep up this price management scheme much longer with this kind of public exposure…which is getting bigger with each passing day.But when the end finally comes, it won’t be because of anything that the gold and silver mining companies did on our behalf…and the same holds true for the World Gold Council and the Silver Institute. Any person who works, or has worked for either of these organizations, is not the slightest bit interested in finding the truth…even though they all know full well what’s going on. By their very silence, the silver and gold mining companies are co-conspirators against all of their shareholders…us. All we can do is wait it out and be prepared emotionally for whatever happens. The only thing I can add at this point is that price activity is going to get more volatile as the year winds down…and I shan’t hazard a guess as to which direction it might take.Very little happened in Far East trading on their Tuesday…and the same can be said for the first two hours of London trading as well. Volume is light in both metals, with very few roll-overs…and the dollar index is not doing a lot, either.As is usually the case, I would expect that things will change once New York begins trading. If you subtract the American Thanksgiving holiday from the equation, there aren’t a lot of days for the remaining December contract holders to decide on what they’re going to do with their current positions. And the longer they wait, the more frantic the trading activity will become as the month winds down.For that reason alone, the rest of the month could be full of surprises…and I await the 8:20 a.m. Comex open this morning with great interest.See you on Wednesday. Pelangio Exploration Inc. (PX:TSX-V; PGXPF:OTC) announced the results of seven diamond drill holes totaling 1,574 metres from its ongoing drilling program at the Pokukrom East zone on the Manfo Property in Ghana. Highlights of the results included:· 1.19 g/t gold over 113 metres, including 9.05 g/t gold over 7 metres; · 2.60 g/t gold over 64 metres, including 11.94 g/t gold over 10 metres; and · 16.72 g/t gold over 4 metres.The results continued to confirm a higher grade, shallow north plunging core of Pokukrom East zone with an open plunge of 600 metres from near surface in previously reported hole SPDD-088 (7.01 g/t gold over 19 metres) to 210 metres depth in the holes reported this week. Warren Bates, Senior Vice President Exploration, commented: “These are our best holes on the Manfo Property to date. These holes represent the north-plunging core of higher grade mineralization at Pokukrom East, now demonstrating an open plunge length of 600 metres.” Please visit our website to learn more about the project and request additional information.
Dr. O’Dea has a track record of creating strong, well-financed companies built on high-quality projects and run by technical leaders. As President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Fronteer Gold (2001 to 2011), Dr. O’Dea grew the company from a $2-million start-up into a well-funded, high-profile, development-focused gold company acquired in 2011 by Newmont Mining Corp. for $2.3 billion. Over the past decade, Dr. O’Dea has raised more than $750 million through equity financings, equity investments and asset divestitures, providing strong returns to his shareholders and bringing financial strength and stability to his companies. Importantly, Dr. O’Dea and his team have a proven track record of discovery, having been integral in advancing and/or discovering five large gold and gold/copper deposits located in Nevada and Turkey and two world-class uranium deposits in Labrador. Dr. O’Dea is the Founder of Oxygen Capital Corp. and plays leadership roles in all Oxygen companies. He is the Founder and Chair of Pilot Gold, Executive Chair of Riverstone Resources, and Founder and co-Chair of True North Nickel. He was also Founder and CEO of Blue Gold Mining, which merged with Riverstone Resources in December 2012.
— For the first time ever: a guided tour of Doug’s Ranch in UruguayDoug Casey was kind enough to take our cameras on a guided tour of beautiful Uruguayan Estancia. We even captured Doug showing off a few special pieces in his art collection. Click here for a rare look inside the private life of one of the world’s most reclusive millionaires. Recommended Link Justin’s note: At Casey Research, we’re always looking to pass along smart ways for you to make money. My colleague Nick Rokke, analyst for The Palm Beach Daily, is one of the brightest guys I know. And he recently wrote about one such way.It’s a historic opportunity for you to add some quality companies to your portfolio… By Nick Rokke, analyst, The Palm Beach DailyEarlier this month, Apple announced the largest stock buyback in history.During its May 1 earnings call, Apple said it would buy back $100 billion worth of shares. That’s about 12% of the company.Not surprisingly, shares of the iPhone maker reached an all-time high.In October 2017, Palm Beach Letter editor Teeka Tiwari told me that President Trump’s tax cuts would boost the fortunes of companies like Apple… and therefore, that of their shareholders.Here’s what Teeka said then:Apple was one of the biggest benefiters of the last tax repatriation holiday (in 2004).Today, Apple has $230 billion in foreign cash. Based on history, we expect Apple to repatriate 90% of that cash, or $207 billion…And if it goes through, shareholders will be the No. 1 beneficiary.Since Teeka added Apple to The Palm Beach Letter portfolio in August 2017, it’s up nearly 21%. (Apple is above his buy-up-to price, so we don’t recommend buying it now.) Here’s the thing…Apple isn’t the only company buying back shares. So far in 2018, companies have announced over $400 billion in new buybacks. Some analysts predict there will be over $800 billion in buybacks this year.This is giving us a historic opportunity to add some quality companies to our portfolios.Before I get to the companies, let me tell you what’s going on.Tax Cuts = More Money for ShareholdersThese large buybacks aren’t happening just because companies are doing well. They’re getting a boost from the tax cuts that President Trump signed into law last year.As Teeka told Palm Beach Letter subscribers last year, the most important line in the tax law was this: “One-time tax on trillions of dollars held overseas.”Here’s why that line is important…President Trump’s new law would drop the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%.So any company that had an effective tax rate of 35% in 2017 would be able to hang onto an additional 14% of its profits in 2018. How Doug Casey Turned $1,875 Into $1.2 Million, With One Bold Move Back in ’93, Doug Casey took a $1,875 stake of money, then made one bold move. Exactly two and a half years later, his stake was worth $1.2 million – a rare and extraordinary 64,000% return. To see how he did it, click here. Recommended Link — Any time a company keeps more of its money, that’s good thing for stock prices.But the tax law had another benefit for corporations… They can “repatriate” money held offshore for a one-time, low rate of 15.5%.Teeka predicted that corporations would repatriate up to $2.6 trillion in overseas cash… and return that extra cash to shareholders via increased dividends and buybacks.We’re already seeing that with Apple.Investors loved hearing that Apple was buying back $100 billion worth of its shares. That’s why the stock shot up so much.But as I said, Apple isn’t the only “tax refund” company buying back bucketloads of stock.Where to Find “Tax Refund” CompaniesCompanies have announced almost a half-trillion dollars’ worth of buybacks in 2018.Ironically, to discredit the tax cuts, Senate Democrats have put together a list of companies that will buy back the most shares. They call it the “GOP Tax Scam.”(Democrats believe Trump’s tax cuts benefited wealthy shareholders over the middle class. One senator even wrote a bill to prohibit companies from buying back shares, which is ridiculous.)Nevertheless, we steer clear of political fights in the Daily. Our goal is to find you money-making opportunities. And in this case, the Democrats have made our job easier by compiling a list of companies buying back stock.There are a few companies I like on the list, including former Elite 25 company AbbVie, as well as Facebook, Google, and Visa.For the complete list, click here.Now, we haven’t researched every company on this list. And just because a company buys back shares, doesn’t make it a good investment.Sometimes the timing just isn’t right. (For instance, we had to sell two of our “tax refund” stocks for small losses.)So make sure you do your due diligence.But when a company buys back its shares, it’s a good thing. In fact, I’d use this list as a starting point for my investment research.Regards,Nick Rokke, CFA Analyst, The Palm Beach DailyP.S. As I mentioned above, some companies will be major winners from President Trump’s tax plan. And we’ve found five “all-star” companies that we think will benefit the most. To access this report, you need a subscription to The Palm Beach Letter. To learn how to become a subscriber, and about our other income-generating ideas, please click here.In Case You Missed It…There’s a tiny clause buried in the new tax bill that’s gone completely unnoticed by the mainstream media…It has nothing to do with income taxes, estate taxes, or special deductions.In fact, this section of the tax bill—located on page 553—has been completely overlooked by accountants… even though it creates a potential $460 billion windfall for everyday Americans. Click here to get all the details…