Red Tiger partners Hero Gaming for Swedish market push

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Tech & innovation Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Content will go live across the Casino Heroes, CasiTabi, Betser, and Speedy Casino brands 14th December 2018 | By contenteditor Red Tiger Gaming is to supply its content to Hero Gaming through content partnership to capitalise on the re-regulation of the Swedish gambling market.The casino game developer will now supply a selection of its content to Hero Gaming brands Casino Heroes, CasiTabi, Betser, and Speedy Casino.The operator is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, and is likely to be among the applicants for a Swedish iGaming licence.Tomas Backman, Hero Gaming CEO, said: “Red Tiger Gaming’s products are among the most popular in the industry and we’re very excited about offering them to our players for the first time.”Gavin Hamilton, chief executive of Red Tiger, added that the timing of the new deal is particularly important, given that the re-regulated Swedish market will launch on January 1.“We’re looking forward to working with them in Sweden next year and building a long-term partnership with their casinos in other regulated markets around the world,” he said.Red Tiger has customers in various regions around the world, and has already been licensed in the UK, Isle of Man, Denmark, Italy and Spain. Last month, the company was also awarded new licences in both Alderney and Malta.Ahead of January’s re-launch, Swedish national regulator the Lotteriinspektionen has issued a number of licences to gambling companies. Svenska Spel, LeoVegas, Kindred Group and Betsson were among the first batch of licencees.Global Gaming, VideoSlots, The Stars Group, Betway, MRG and Bethard have also been awarded licences in recent weeks.Last month, it was revealed that unlicensed operators are continuing to thrive in Sweden, despite re-regulation efforts. Gross gaming revenue from companies without a licence hit SEK4.5bn (£395m/€439.2m/$495.8m) in the first three quarters of 2018, up 12.4% on the same period last year.In comparison, collective revenue from licensed operators dropped 2.4% year-on-year to SEK12.2bn, with total revenue in the nine-month period up 1.2% to SEK16.8bn. Topics: Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Red Tiger partners Hero Gaming for Swedish market push Email Addresslast_img read more

New Balance moves court in last bid to retain Liverpool kit…

first_img Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Previous articleUWW U23 World Wrestling Championships: Ravinder loses final bout, India wins silver medalNext articleFrench broadcaster fears €1 mn loss over Rugby World Cup cancellations Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football By Kunal Dhyani – October 31, 2019 Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country FootballLatest Sports NewsSportSports Business Football New Balance moves court in last bid to retain Liverpool kit deal Facebook Twitter Euro 2020 SPN vs POL LIVE: Best way to watch Spain vs Poland LIVE streaming in your country, India Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Cricket Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCBS NewsThink Your Commute Is Safe? You Need To See This.CBS NewsUndoTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoThe club is reported to have inked a five-year contract at £ 30 million (approximate € 35 mn) per annum as against the € 52.1 million annual deal with New Balance.Liverpool though has won a court case to end the deal and sign a new kit partner on the argument that New Balance cannot match Nike’s offer of using “athletes and influences of the calibre of LeBron James, Serena Williams and Drake”.Also Read:Liverpool eyes India market, engages agency for licensing businessLiverpool FC vs Arsenal Live: How to watch Premier League 2019 mactchNike reportedly has also spent £6 million on the new Liverpool kit design.The Premier League club, eyeing better gains in longer run, presently more interested in brand exposure that Nike will bring on board with its committed activations and campaigns.New Balance too is not ready to let go an opportunity to extend the deal after the existing term ends in May next year. The company now has exercised its last remaining option by filing the necessary paperwork in the Court of Appeal for a permission to make an appeal to have the court judgement overturned.Read More:Premier League: Liverpool is club of the YearLiverpool FC launches official account on TikTok Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Amidst Premier League club Liverpool’s keenness to sign a new kit partner after winning a court battle to end the seven-year deal with New Balance, the Boston-based kit and sportswear brand is not letting the contract go easily.New Balance has reportedly filed an appeal in the High Court to activate the “right to match” clause from its contract and renew the deal with Liverpool. Football Football Football ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? TAGSLiverpoolLiverpool Kit DealNew BalanceNike IndiaPremier League clubSports Business NewsSports Business News India SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket last_img read more

CIEL Limited ( Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgCIEL Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CIEL Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Episcopal, ELCA Presiding Bishops issue statement on carbon emissions

first_img Comments (13) June 6, 2014 at 2:09 pm According to the EPA’s own estimates, even if every coal-fired power station in the USA was shut down by 2030, it would only reduce global temperatures by a completely meaningless 0.05 degrees F by 2100. This is merely a waste of time and money. Given the regressive effects of the substantial energy cost increases (or energy unavailability) necessitated by the rule, I don’t see how the EPA’s rules will help anybody live a more fulfilling life but will instead worsen poverty and economic regression. June 26, 2014 at 5:11 pm The Episcopal Church holds a General Convention every 3 years during which hundreds of representatives of every part of the church, both lay and clergy, debate and decide on issues. At the most recent convention (2012) the members passed resolution which “calls on congregations, institutions, dioceses . . . . to work for the just transformation of the world’s energy beyond and away from fossil fuels (including all forms of oil, coal, and natural gas) and toward safe, sustainable, renewable, community controlled energy, and that fossil fuel workers and their families be supported during the transition to a “post-carbon” society; and be it furtherResolved, That the 77th General Convention calls on congregations, institutions, dioceses . . . . of The Episcopal Church to resist the development and expansion of ever more unconven- tional, dangerous, and environmentally destructive sources of fossil fuel and move toward conversion to more sustainable sources.The Presiding Bishop does not speak to issues unless the General Convention has taken a stand, which, in this case, it has. Again, I would point out that the Presiding Bishop did not just “make it up”. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET June 12, 2014 at 10:36 am Religious leaders and celebrated scientists can both be wrong and misleading. Ms. Speer, please note Mr. Foster’s comments. I also do not agree with the Episcopal PB’s statement, nor was I asked my opinion. In that sense, she “made it up.” The entire statement smacks more of propaganda than sound policy. I’m not even sure it is sound theology. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Environment & Climate Change, Michael J. Wise says: June 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm The naysayers will be plentiful, but few will seem concerned about people that will live several thousand years from now. They seem to think only in terms of a century or two at the most. – Douglas M. Carpenter, Birmingham, AL Submit a Press Release Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Alice Speers says: June 9, 2014 at 11:32 am ““Lutherans and Episcopalians collectively celebrate and support the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon rule for existing power plants.”She and the Lutheran Bishop made this up. They couldn’t possibly have taken a real pole of their respective memberships in the time lapsed, and my spies in the Episcopal Church tell me no such poll was take. So either the Presiding Bishop made it up, or else “collectively” here means ‘The Presiding Bishop’. Paul Connors says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 June 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm “Lutherans and Episcopalians collectively celebrate and support the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon rule for existing power plants.”How do the Bishops know? Have their respective denominations taken a vote on the proposed rule? No, of course not. It just came out. They made it up, like they often do. And they’re once again making pronouncements on things they know very little about. Steve Hiscoe says: Episcopal, ELCA Presiding Bishops issue statement on carbon emissions Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ecumenical & Interreligious, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Joseph F Foster says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Margaret Bullitt-Jonas says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls June 8, 2014 at 11:47 am Today is Pentecost, and I give thanks for the power of the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth and to inspire our efforts to protect life as it has evolved on this planet. I am grateful to the leadership of TEC and ELCA for issuing this strong statement on climate change. Climate change accelerates and complicates all the other issues that we care about, from sustainable water supplies and food production to economic justice, public health, immigration, and national security. The EPA’s new rules on coal-fired power plants are the best step yet taken by the federal government to tackle climate change, though what we really need is a price on carbon that does not burden the poor, and strong, binding international treaties. Let’s build the climate movement and make it politically possibly to do what is scientifically necessary. Rector Belleville, IL June 13, 2014 at 11:43 am Could not agree with you more, Margaret Bullitt-Jonas! Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing June 7, 2014 at 10:04 am Since the U.S. is responsible for about one eighth of the world’s carbon emissions, I wonder what the P.B.s have to say about the poor Chinese and Indian folk who are literally choking on the emissions from their own power plants. Should they not be saying/doing more to encourage global cooperation in the efforts to curb them. I worry that this kind of simplistic knee-jerk reaction is why the churches in the U.S. seem to be losing those who take a more nuanced view of global issues. Asking their parishioners to accept political decisions without, at least, acknowledging the broader more complex global and national trade-offs is a bit much! Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Jeffrey Parker says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK June 26, 2014 at 6:14 pm Once again, two of the most left wing mainstream denominations weigh in on a subject, namely the EPA’s ruling on carbon emissions with complete and utter disregard for the fact that the regulations are deleterious to the economic well being of the poor and struggling middle classes. Since the science of climate change has not been definitively proven by either the pros or cons and the US Supreme Court saw fit (based on zero scientific expertise) to issue an edict that CO2 is a pollutant (when anyone who knows better remembers their grammar school science lessons that CO2 is needed by all plant life to synthesize Oxygen), the ECUSA and ELCA, chock full of world renowned climatologists (NOT!) just had to weigh in.Ladies and gentlemen, to include those of you who believe Obama’s lies about the need to again over-regulate US industries as well as harm people with ever rising utilities costs, it should NOT be the business of these two churches to weigh in on these things.We all hear enough of this political demagoguery to fill a football stadium. Why do I need to hear this from Episcopal House? In what way are the priests and bishops of this church qualified to comment or for that matter do anything about climate change? Here’s a simple and less than tactful answer: they are NOT!If the Presiding Bishop ever wants to have a prayer of stopping the loss of members, perhaps the national church should cease and desist from making absurd and ridiculous proclamations in lockstep with the fools in other dysfunctional and dystopian churches. Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Douglas M. Carpenter says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Prof. John Switzer says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ June 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori is a trained scientist. I doubt very much she would just “make it up”. Comments are closed. Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Claire McGowan says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Jun 6, 2014 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint statement in support of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Rule on carbon emissions.“The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Church are eager to collaborate with the EPA and states across the nation to ensure that the carbon rule is implemented fairly, particularly for low-income consumers,” the Presiding Bishops stated. “We will continue to pray that all involved in this good work will be graced with vision, hope, and the search for truth as they seek to implement the carbon rule swiftly and effectively.”The joint statement follows:Joint Statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Rule on carbon emissionsLutherans and Episcopalians collectively celebrate and support the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon rule for existing power plants. As faith traditions committed to the health, flourishing, and sanctity of human communities and God’s creation, we believe that the carbon rule is a critical step toward safeguarding the lives and livelihood of future generations.Recent reports outline the enormous impacts that climate change is already having on our world.  Multi-year droughts, sea level rise, extreme weather events, and increased flooding dramatically affect communities internationally, from the Inupiat on the north slope of Alaska to Midwestern farming families to our brothers and sisters in the Philippines. We recognize with concern that climate change particularly harms low income communities that lack the resources and technology to adapt to rapid environmental changes.These impacts are already affecting global agriculture, and with it, food supplies and prices. Ending hunger and alleviating global poverty are key concerns for our faith traditions. Yet our work faces the daunting and interconnected challenges of addressing hunger and poverty in a rapidly changing climate.  Sustainable solutions must include both poverty alleviation and environmental conservation.Power plants are the single largest source of carbon dioxide pollution in the United States and major contributors to climate change. These emissions not only threaten the environmental stability of our planet, but also the health of young children and their families, disproportionally affecting the poorest among us.  Yet there are currently no limits on power plant emissions of greenhouse gases.The carbon rule proposed this week will reduce the carbon dioxide output from existing power plants, setting a strong standard that will modernize our nation’s power plants while limiting our contribution to global climate change. Reducing carbon emissions from power plants must be a top priority for the U.S. if we hope to prevent the worst impacts of climate change and ensure a just and sustainable world for our generation and those to come.Our faith traditions teach us that no single person can be whole unless all have the opportunity for full and abundant life. That wholeness and collective well-being is only possible as a global community. We recognize our connections to fellow citizens and neighbors around the world who are already suffering from the consequences of climate change, and acknowledge our responsibility to those yet unborn, who will either benefit from our efforts to curb carbon emissions or suffer from our failure to address this ethical imperative. We believe that addressing climate change is a moral obligation to our neighbors and to God’s creation, so that all may enjoy full, healthy, and abundant lives.The proposed carbon rule for existing power plants is the single largest step that we can take now to address the pressing issue of climate change. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Church are eager to collaborate with the EPA and states across the nation to ensure that the carbon rule is implemented fairly, particularly for low-income consumers.  We will continue to pray that all involved in this good work will be graced with vision, hope, and the search for truth as they seek to implement the carbon rule swiftly and effectively.The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchThe Rev. Elizabeth A. EatonPresiding BishopEvangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Joseph F Foster says: June 24, 2014 at 9:36 pm The Episcopal Church doesn’t take “Polls” before our leaders can speak. The Presiding Bishop is authorized to speak on behalf of the Church. Good shepherds knows their sheep. Alice Speers says: June 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm The statement mentions the impact on “global agriculture” as well as “food supplies and prices.” Did the two presiding bishops and their staffs look into the fact that there are actually scientists who propose that rising global temperatures, if they come, will actually increase crop production on a planetary scale? In their concern for rising prices, have they any words concerning governmental mismanagement and the effects that economic mismanagement is having on prices and on the ability of the poor to survive? Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Advocacy Peace & Justice, Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bill Harrison says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgChicagoRacist, anti-worker Acosta to head Labor DepartmentAlexander Acosta became secretary of Labor on April 27, the last member of Trump’s cabinet. The son of anti-Cuba reactionaries, Acosta clerked for archconservative judge Samuel Alito before his appointment to the Supreme Court and was a blatantly anti-worker member of the National Labor Relations Board. His actions as assistant attorney general in the Justice Department under President George W. Bush also exposed him as a virulent racist. In an Ohio voting rights case in 2007, Acosta sided with Ohio Republicans who engaged in a racially motivated, illegal tactic known as “vote caging” — challenging the credentials of 23,000 mostly Black voters.Kristen Clarke, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, was “astonished” that Acosta would “lead a federal agency tasked with promoting lawful hiring practices and safe workplaces,” since a 2008 federal report “found actions taken during Acosta’s tenure politicized hiring decisions and violated Justice Department policy and federal law.” (Rewire, Feb. 16) But Acosta fits right in with other Cabinet members who head departments they ideologically oppose and want to destroy.However, Aiesha Meadows McLaurin, a Burger King worker and Fight for $15 campaign member, was quoted by Rewire as saying that activists will continue the fight to raise the minimum wage. “We’ll keep taking to the streets, standing up and speaking out until we win $15 [per hour] and union rights for all.”Fight at Charter Spectrum continuesOver 300 members of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 picketed outside Charter Spectrum offices in Stamford, Conn., on April 25 in an effort to maintain health care and retirement benefits in their pending contract. The workers say Charter Spectrum’s proposed wage increases do not offset cuts in health benefits — a new $3,000 deductible — and ending employer contributions to the pension plan. As Lance Van Arsdale, Local 3’s business manager, told the Stamford Advocate on April 25, Charter Spectrum is also penalizing workers for its own faults — disciplining workers for service problems caused by the company’s “old and faulty” equipment. These are among the many reasons why 18,000 in-house cable technicians have been striking since March 28.NY unions behind state ‘Medicare for All’ systemWith Trump’s second attempt to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act already sliced and diced from both left and right, unions in New York state are supporting the New York Health Act, which would be a state-run, Medicare-style, single-payer system. It now has 30 co-sponsors in the state Senate and endorsements from more than 40 unions and labor groups, including the state’s largest health care union, 1199SEIU, and the New York State AFL-CIO and Western N.Y. Labor Federation. The New York State Nurses Association has been campaigning for such a system for more than 25 years.Richard Gottfried, Assembly Health Committee chair and the bill’s sponsor, said the major reason that labor is behind the bill is that health care has increasingly become a flashpoint in union bargaining — the Charter Spectrum strike is a prime example. Being forced to focus on that, he noted, doesn’t allow enough leverage to negotiate for better wages and pensions and often results in larger deductions, higher copays and narrower networks. ”As nurses, we look at the health outcomes. As union members, we look at the costs. On both sides, [the New York Health Act] is a much more effective and rational solution,” said Steven Toff, NYSNA director of state campaigns.A similar bill was introduced in California on Feb. 16. (LaborPress, April 18)New York City agrees to payA crowd in red plastic raincoats cheered on April 4, Equal Pay Day, on City Hall steps at the news that the city had finally settled the Communications Workers Local 1180 lawsuit charging wage discrimination. Though the agreement must still be reviewed by the U.S. Justice Department, the case covers more than 1,000 women and people of color who hold the civil service title of administrative manager and 300 retirees. The settlement, upwards of $250 million, will bring current employees in line with the $93,000 salary target and compensate retirees for many years of wage discrimination. (Chief-Leader, April 14)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Growing revolt by Black journalists

first_imgIn an historic week that has witnessed demonstrations, too numerous to count, against police brutality in the aftermath of the brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25, another anti-racist movement is growing.As reports surface of police intentionally targeting journalists across the U.S, especially Black and Brown reporters, journalists of color are speaking up and taking action against decades of major publications refusing to address racism — especially in two notable newsrooms — the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Times.On June 4, 44 journalists of color at the 200-year-old Philadelphia Inquirer staged a sick-out strike one day after forcing a public apology from the Inquirer editorial staff for a blatantly racist headline — “Buildings Matter, Too” — posted on June 1.This article addressed plans to repair property damages to buildings and infrastructure following May 31 anti-racist protests in communities of color that exploded in an expression of outrage over unaddressed systemic racism.The journalists issued a collective statement detailing what they see as decades of management ignoring their concerns and the glaring lack of people of color on the editorial staff since the retirement of Black editor Acel Moore in 2005.In a June 3 letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer management these reporters stated: “As journalists of color, we do more than report on the community — we are the community. We do our best to give the community a platform to be heard. We strive to represent the voice of the people.‘We’re tired of …’“It’s no coincidence that communities hurt by systemic racism only see journalists in their neighborhoods when people are shot or buildings burn down. It takes commitment to correct and improve that relationship. It is an insult to our work, our communities, and our neighbors to see that trust destroyed — and makes us that much more likely to face threats and aggression. The carelessness of our leadership makes it harder to do our jobs, and at worst puts our lives at risk.“We’re tired of shouldering the burden of dragging this 200-year-old institution kicking and screaming into a more equitable age. We’re tired of being told of the progress the company has made and being served platitudes about ‘diversity and inclusion’ when we raise our concerns. We’re tired of seeing our words and photos twisted to fit a narrative that does not reflect our reality. We’re tired of being told to show both sides of issues there are no two sides of.”‘We demand a plan, with deadlines’“It is an act that pains us, knowing that now more than ever it is our duty and responsibility to uplift the marginalized voices of our community. But in this moment, it is more important for us to stand alongside those who have risen up against systemic racism and inequities and call on the Inquirer to do better. To be better.“We demand action. We demand a plan, with deadlines. We demand full, transparent commitment to changing how we do business. No more ‘handling internally.’ No more quiet corrections. If we are to walk into a better world, we need to do it with our chests forward — acknowledge and accept where we make mistakes and show how we learn from them. Your embarrassment is not worth more than our humanity. This is what it means to ‘give a damn.’”On June 7, the Inquirer announced that Executive Editor Stan Wischnowski, who joined the paper in 2000, and signed the public apology issued by the newspaper, had tendered his resignation.New York Times writers revoltOn June 3, the New York Times faced its own “open revolt” when over 800 staff members publicly expressed outrage over its editorial decision to publish an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) calling for military intervention in “violent riots” entitled, “Send In the Troops.” Several N.Y. Times reporters called in sick in response.The Times editorial page editor, James Bennet, tried to defend the publication of Cotton’s op-ed as a “both sides” argument. On Twitter, it was noted that “running this put N.Y. Times Black staff in danger.” On June 7, Bennet resigned.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Protests for Daniel Prude in second week in Rochester, N.Y.

first_imgSept. 13 – Nearly six months ago, Daniel Prude was murdered by police officers in Rochester, N.Y., while experiencing a mental health crisis. Initially, the details of the case were swept under the rug by Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary and Mayor Lovely Warren. However, on Sept. 2, body camera footage of the murder of Daniel Prude at the hands of Rochester Police Department became publicly available. The same day the family of Daniel Prude called a press conference to share the gruesome video and details of the cover-up by RPD with the community. Joe Prude, the brother of Daniel, condemned the police action, declaring it a “cold-blooded murder.”On Sept. 2 and on following days, large numbers of protesters assembled at Rochester’s “public safety” building, demanding justice for Daniel Prude. On the first day, protesters were arrested for attempting to enter the building where the mayor was holding a press conference. On the second night, the police responded with force, beating people with batons and shooting pepper balls into the crowd. Pepper balls are a glass ball filled with pepper powder, lightly coated in plastic, which can cause serious permanent injury or even death. The next few days saw protests growing larger as more community members, saddened by the loss of another Black man murdered by police and enraged by RPD’s reckless disregard for human life, joined the marches. By the weekend, demonstrations had grown to over 1,000 people. Often beginning at MLK Park, protesters sang and chanted “Out of your houses, into the streets!” and were met with love and support from the neighborhood. At this writing, protests have been ongoing for 11 consecutive days. Rochester had already seen regular protests weekly since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Members of Workers World Party’s Buffalo branch – only an hour away – have been on the ground to demonstrate their solidarity in their neighor city’s struggle against police violence.Marching for Black lives in Rochester, N.Y., during September protests.Demonstrators met with brutalityEvery day, the people of Rochester are posting new first-hand images of their injuries at the hands of police. Many people have been shot point-blank with pepper balls, some even being shot directly in the face and eyes. Police have brought out dogs and deployed flash-bang grenades and tear gas, as well as an LRAD Sound Cannon, a sonic weapon police use to disorient protesters. Protesters are armed with little more than water bottles and umbrellas for protection. Most people are attacked by police without a clear reason, and many shot at while running away and attempting to disperse. Police have circled the city scooping up fleeing people, making opportunist arrests of unlucky people they come across. Some protesters report being covered in pepper spray, shackled and locked in a police van for an extended period of time.One person present at a protest, Roderick Douglass, said of his experience being abducted and arrested by police: “I was the first person arrested and one of the last unshackled and released after more than four hours. I wasn’t alone. Shortly after my arrest, a close comrade and roughly a dozen others were taken into custody. None of those arrested were ‘rioting.’ None were throwing bottles. We were on the front lines attempting to keep people safe and calm. “We were using our bodies to shield vulnerable people from the onslaught of rubber bullets and pepper balls being launched into the crowd. All of us were shot at close range multiple times before being abducted. Our bodies were covered in fresh welts and bruises, many of us bleeding. At least one man was shot in the eye.” Douglass explained the excruciating conditions arrestees were subjected to after the arrests: “Three more hours passed. We were handcuffed behind our backs the whole time. Numbness and agony set in. Your shoulder blades burn. Your wrists bleed. You’d give just about anything for the ability to get blood flow to your limbs. Cramping set in due to the dehydration. No water. Covered in pepper spray. Everyone wincing in pain. This was our punishment for the sin of trying to protect people.” (Roderick Douglass on Facebook)During the protests, the police specifically singled out street medics, firing tear gas and pepper balls as they attempted to treat injuries and rescue incapacitated individuals. One anonymous street medic recalled the deliberate targeting of medics by police: “When we were being pushed back into residential neighborhoods, there was someone who had been shot point-blank in the eye with a pepper ball. My medic buddy and I were trying to treat the person and get them to safety, when two RPD cowards snuck out from behind a building and fucking sniped me. They were aiming right at us. I got clapped in the hand by one pepper ball, and a whole bunch popped off around us, separating us from our other medics, who were helping the injured person. This is not a new tactic for the police, they’ve historically targeted medics, but we are ready for it.” (posted on Facebook)At one point on Sept. 5, police surrounded United Downtown Presbyterian Church, trapping people inside and firing pepper balls at the building. The church was being used as a safe place for people to get away from the violence. Pepper balls could be seen splattered on the side of the brick wall the next day.As well as the overwhelming threat of police assault, attacks from the far-right were also a safety concern. On Sept. 4, two cars drove through the crowd of protesters, hitting one person. Bear mace was sprayed onto dozens of people by someone inside the vehicle. Luckily, street medics were on site to assist, and no serious injuries occurred. Rumors of other fascists in the area continued in social media over the next few days, keeping protesters vigilant.Looking forward towards victoryIn the wake of the popular demonstrations, on Sept. 8 Police Chief Singletary abruptly retired and the entire command staff resigned. Some may view this as a final victory, but most of the protesters understand the problem lies in the racist foundations of policing as an institution, rather than a few “bad apples” or inadequate leadership of RPD. Protests have continued despite the resignations, and people have consistently advocated for defunding and abolishing the police. A list of demands compiled by Free the People Roc, a group focused on defunding the police and abolishing the prison-industrial complex, has been popularly adopted by many people in the city since the protests for George Floyd. Those demands include dropping all charges brought against protesters since May 30, defunding police, paying reparations to people and their families who’ve been impacted by police brutality, ending mass incarceration and surveillance, and cancelling rent and reinvesting funds from RPD to provide needed housing.Other demands arising since the murder of Daniel Prude include firing and prosecuting the officers involved, prohibiting RPD’s use of military-grade weapons, passing legislation prohibiting police from responding to mental health calls, and the resignation of Mayor Lovely Warren and Deputy Mayor James Smith.Some demands have already been won, such as the repeal of Section 50a which had kept police disciplinary records hidden, making the police somewhat more accountable to the community. Another victory was the removal of RPD officers from Rochester City School District, a significant step towards fighting the school-to-prison pipeline and for the abolition of the prison-industrial complex. Of course liberation will never be granted through the courts, it must be fought for in the streets. The decisive factor in maintaining these smaller victories will be whether or not the people can gain and keep control over the streets, and keep collective pressure on the police and city government.With each protest day, the protesters grow smarter and become more well organized. Despite heavy police repression and many injuries and arrests sustained in the fight for Black liberation, the people are resilient and remain dedicated to their cause. They have seen the protests in Portland going on for over 100 consecutive days and know that this fight is a long haul.The great revolutionary Fred Hampton once said, “Everything would be alright if everything was put back in the hands of the people, and we’re going to have to put it back in the hands of the people.” Workers World Party is with the people of Rochester and oppressed people across the world struggling for national liberation. We echo the call for defunding and abolishing the police, rent cancellation and dismantling the prison system.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Limerick business owner prepares to enter the Dragons Den

first_imgEmail Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up WhatsApp A LIMERICK business owner is hoping to make a positive impression when he appears on RTE programme ‘Dragons Den’ on Sunday night.Keith McGuigan, originally from Raheen and now living in Mayorstone, will pitch his business to the dragons as he seeks €50,000 for a 20 per cent stake in the firm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up is an online company which sells quality produce from Irish craft workers and tradespeople, and Keith came up with the idea after identifying a market niche.He explained: “I have two young kids and, a couple of years ago, I found that I couldn’t get to the Milk Market in town. It was hard to get time to go out and it was too busy in there on a Saturday to bring a buggy around. I thought there must be another way so I looked online and I couldn’t find anything which sold quality Irish produce.“I have a passion for helping small Irish businesses and when I did my market research I found that most of them weren’t online, and I couldn’t find the others online because they didn’t have the time, money or expertise to set up a proper website.” helps Irish traders by selling their produce online with no setup fee and no risk for the craftsperson, with Keith’s company taking a 10 per cent commission on any products sold.He had worked as a chartered accountant for 14 years prior to establishing his own business, a decision that he made with his head as well as his heart.“I had always wanted to set up my own business and, when I was doing my research, I realised that I had a choice to make. I could continue what I was doing or I could follow my dream and take a leap of faith.“I told myself that if I didn’t go for it, I wouldn’t be able to look my children in the eye and tell them to follow their dreams. I also looked at the financial side of it and realised that we wouldn’t end up on the street, so I’ve no regrets.”Speaking about the Dragons Den experience, Keith said: “I’m delighted to get the opportunity. I have a lot of experience in presenting to groups of people, but this is a different ball game going to face five people and a camera. “You’ll have to watch the show to see how I get on!”Keith will make his TV appearance on RTE One on Sunday May 4 at 9:30pm. Advertisement Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! BusinessNewsLimerick business owner prepares to enter the Dragons DenBy Liam Togher – April 30, 2014 1065 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Printcenter_img Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Previous articleBail granted on county Limerick drugs chargesNext articleLimerick’s latest prize bond millionaire Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Twitter TAGSbusinessDragons DenenterpriseKeith McGuiganMarketDirect.ierte Linkedinlast_img read more

Permian Basin Drilling Report: Apr. 26 – May. 2

first_imgHome Local News Business Permian Basin Drilling Report: Apr. 26 – May. 2 Facebook Local NewsBusiness Permian Basin Drilling Report: Apr. 26 – May. 2 Previous articleMOSC presents ‘Celebrating Our Heroes’Next articlePERRYMAN: Going digital admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Permit applications approved by the Texas Railroad Commission for April 26 through May 2 for Districts 7C, 8 and 8A. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of permits approved for that leasehold.Ajax Resources, LLC, Vineyard HZ L Unit, Martin, new drill; Vineyard HZ F Unit, Martin, new drill (3); UL Blk 6 DDU A, Andrews, new drill.Ampak Oil Company, Nellie Sellers, Sterling, new drill; Nellie Sellers, Sterling, recompletion.Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Saratoga State 54-4-10 Unit, Reeves, new drill (3); Juniper State Unit 2-3, Reeves, new drill.Apache Corporation, CC 43 West C, Upton, new drill; CC 43 East D, Upton, new drill.APC Water Holdings 1, LLC, APC 54-1-18, Loving, new drill.Blackbeard Operating, LLC, David L. Marston, Ward, new drill (2); Sealy Smith Foundation A, Winkler, new drill (7).Bluestone Natural Resources II, LLC, Huckleberry, Pecos, new drill.Browning Oil Company, Inc., Hargrove 49, Scurry, new drill.BTA Oil Producers, LLC, Radio Tower State 21601 28, Reeves, new drill.Burleson Petroleum, Inc., University U, Andrews, recompletion.Callan Operating Company, LLC, White Ranch A, McCulloch, new drill; White Ranch, Menard, new drill; Gibson Unit A-A1 28-21, Howard, new drill; Wright Unit C 41-32 A1, Howard, new drill; Wright Unit C 41-32 A2, Howard, new drill (2); Eaglehead C A4, Reagan, new drill.Carrizo Permian, LLC, Zeman 40 (alloc. C), Reeves, new drill; Corsair State Unit, Reeves, new drill (3); Womac 7557 (alloc. B), Reeves, new drill.Centennial Resource Production, LLC, Carpenter State C, Reeves, new drill; Carpenter State D, Reeves, new drill; Carpenter State E, Reeves, new drill.Champion Lone Star Operating, LLC, CLS Walton, Winkler, new drill (5).Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Brd Wrigley Unit, Midland, new drill (5).Cimarex Energy Co., Brokers Tip 24 State Unit, Culberson, new drill (7); Giacomo 11 Fee, Culberson, new drill; Grindstone 2 Fee, Culberson, new drill; Vagrant 38 C, Culberson, new drill.Cody Energy, LLC, State Mandujano, Pecos, new drill.COG Operating, LLC, White Crow Unit, Reeves, new drill (2); Prairie Flower Unit, Reeves, new drill.ConocoPhillips Company, Frank A, Ector, recompletion; JF Cowden, Ector, new drill; Alpha State, Reeves, new drill.Crimson Exploration Operating, Inc., River Rattler 8-9, Pecos, new drill.Cross Timbers Energy, LLC, Connell Heirs, Ector, new drill.CrownQuest Operating, LLC, Green Sprangletop, Howard, new drill; Green Sprangletop C, Howard, new drill.Custer & Wright Operating, Inc., Sieber, Yoakum, new drill.Diamondback E&P LLC, Bullfrog 47 North A Unit, Howard, new drill; Riley X 1807, Glasscock, new drill; Riley Y 1807, Glasscock, new drill; Warlander, Reeves, new drill; Bombardier A Unit, Midland, new drill (3); Black Stone State 1-12 A, Pecos, new drill; Black Stone State 1-12 B, Pecos, new drill; Queen Bee SWD, Andrews, new drill; State Neal Lethco 36-32 Unit, Pecos, new drill; Neal Lethco 35-36 Unit, Pecos, new drill (2).Discovery Natural Resources, LLC, Divide-Scott F, Reagan, new drill.Encana Oil & Gas USA, Inc., Miller 41C, Howard, new drill; Samba, Martin, new drill.Endeavor Energy Resources LP, Lost Dutchman, Martin, recompletion; Rio Frio 25-32 Unit 1, Midland, new drill.Energen Resources Corporation, Sites SN 9-4 01, Glasscock, new drill; Sites SN 9-4 06, Glasscock, new drill; University 38-20, Winkler, recompletion; Jem Ranch, Ward, new drill; Adams NS 43-6 01, Howard, new drill.EOG Resources, Inc., State Pathfinder, Loving, new drill; El Patron Unit, Loving, new drill (6); State Bluewing Unit A, Reeves, new drill (2).Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd., Fee BJ, Ector, new drill.Felix Energy Holdings II, LLC, UL Spruce 1621-21, Winkler, new drill.Fivestones Energy, LLC, University A, Andrews, recompletion.Gary Permian, LLC, Columbine, Pecos, new drill.Goodnight Midstream Permian, LLC, Muley SWD, Reeves, new drill.Halcon Operating Co., Inc., Sealy Ranch, Ward, new drill; Berkley State East, Pecos, new drill.Henry Resources, LLC, Gwendolyn, Midland, new drill.Highpeak Energy Holdings, LLC, Jasmine Unit, Howard, new drill.Hillstone Daco Permian, LLC, Saguaro 1, Loving, new drill.Hunt Oil Company, Boone-Coffee 30, Midland, new drill.Impetro Operating, LLC, Ox, Winkler, new drill.Incline Energy, Imperial Fee, Pecos, new drill.Joint Resources Company, Scrambler, Gaines, new drill.Joplin Oil Co., Inc., Seiber, E.H., Cochran, new drill.Kinder Morgan Production Co., LLC, Sacroc Unit, Scurry, new drill (6); Yates Field Unit, Pecos, recompletion (2).Luxe Operating, LLC, California Chrome Unit, Ward, new drill; Angels Envy 4-3W Unit, Reeves, new drill.Matador Production Company, Clare Glassell 71-TTT-B01 WF, Loving, new drill (2); Walter Fister 71-TTT-B01 WF, Loving, new drill; Magnus Larson 04-TTT-B02, Loving, new drill; Howard Posner 83-TTT-B33 SA 203H, Loving, new drill; Howard Posner 83-TTT-B33 SA 204H, Loving, new drill.Maverick Operating, LLC, Flying B Ranch, Tom Green, new drill.Oasis Petroleum Permian, LLC, Paintbrush B 27-6-21, Winkler, new drill.Occidental Permian, Ltd., Gibson Unit, Yoakum, new drill; A Herring 94-93 Unit, Ward, new drill (2).Oxy USA Inc., E.L. Powell BC, Glasscock, new drill (2); Morris Grantham B 2304, Howard, new drill; Morris Grantham B 2306, Howard, new drill; Morris Grantham B 2308, Howard, new drill; Hall Trust, Howard, recompletion; Block 31 Unit, Crane, recompletion (5); Stallings Adkins, Howard, recompletion.Oxy USA WTP, LP, Monger 303A, Reagan, new drill.Parsley Energy Operations, LLC, Greg Maddux 31-32-D, Reagan, new drill (3).PDC Permian, Inc., Liam State 53-12, Reeves, new drill (3); Sugarloaf 7475 3U, Reeves, new drill.Permian Deep Rock Oil Co., LLC, Charger, Midland, new drill (3).Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc., Driver W28Q, Reagan, new drill; Woody-McMorries 31G, Martin, new drill; Woody-McMorries 31H, Martin, new drill; Woody-McMorries 31I, Martin, new drill; Woody-McMorries 31J, Martin, new drill; Woody-McMorries 31K, Martin, new drill; Aldwell K R 40, Reagan, new drill (5).PRI Operating, LLC, Viper 14A, Reeves, new drill; Viper 14B, Reeves, new drill; Viper 14C, Reeves, new drill; Viper 14D, Reeves, new drill.QEP Energy Company, GT Hall, Martin, recompletion.Rosehill Operating Company, LLC, Weber 26, Loving, new drill.Rosetta Resources Operating, LP, Cole Younger State 30-23 Unit A, Reeves, new drill (2).RSP Permian, LLC, Spanish Trail 48 HZ Unit, Midland, new drill; Revolver 7507 E, Loving, new drill; Crockett Reese State Unit B, Loving, new drill (2); Pistol 25-9, Loving, new drill.Sabalo Operating, LLC, Dodger 33-28, Howard, new drill.Sable Permian Resources Land, LLC, Weatherby 1225-1226 (alloc. 1), Reagan, new drill; Rocker B 20-21, Reagan, new drill (10).Santa Fe Midstream Permian, LLC, Rattlesnake AGI, Yoakum, new drill.SBJ Oil & Gas, LLC, Wilson 33, Pecos, new drill.Scala Energy Operating, LLC, Lili Von Shtupp State Unit 39 46, Culberson, new drill.Sheridan Production Company, LLC, Dunbar D, Gaines, new drill (2); Parker Minerals 8C, Ector, new drill; Parker Minerals 8D, Ector, new drill.SM Energy Company, Beesly C, Howard, new drill; Jenny Curran, Howard, new drill; Marion Ravenwood B, Howard, new drill; Delphin SWD, Howard, new drill; Merlin E, Howard, new drill; Maximus C, Howard, new drill; Top Gun, Howard, new drill (2); McFly A, Howard, new drill.Surge Operating, LLC, ESCO Hamlin Unit 20-17, Howard, new drill; SFH Unit B 23-26, Howard, new drill; Williams Unit B 24-13, Howard, new drill; Newton Unit 06-43, Howard, new drill.Texland Petroleum, LP, Serenity 10, Lubbock, new drill; Emory, Andrews, new drill; Zelda, Andrews, new drill.Triple Crown Resources, LLC, Farmar BC Pooled Unit, Irion, new drill.Wishbone Texas Operating Co., LLC, Longhorn 708 A, Yoakum, new drill (2); Wishbone Acres 648, Yoakum, new drill (2).WPX Energy Permian, LLC, Chance State 4, Reeves, new drill.XTO Energy, Inc., Comancheros 19-31 3101, Midland, new drill; Comancheros 19-31 3102, Midland, new drill; Comancheros 19-31 3104, Midland, new drill; Comancheros 19-31 3111, Midland, new drill; Comancheros 19-31 3112, Midland, new drill; Comancheros 19-31 3113, Midland, new drill; Comancheros 19-31 3114, Midland, new drill; Comancheros 19-31 3181, Midland, new drill.RAILROAD COMMISSION By admin – May 6, 2018 Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Pinterest Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Ashford Hospitality Trust: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. 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Liz Weston: Why you don’t want to be an executor

first_img WhatsApp Being asked to be an executor is an honor you might want to pass up. Settling an estate typically involves tracking down and appraising assets, paying bills and creditors, filing final tax returns and distributing whatever’s left to the heirs. At best, the process is time-consuming. At worst, it takes hundreds of hours, exposes you to lawsuits and thrusts you into the middle of family fights. Robert Braglia of New York, a certified financial planner, was executor of an estate where the woman disowned three of her four children and left most of her money to just one of her many grandchildren. That could have caused an uproar even if the family got along, which it didn’t: Two of the woman’s children were fighting over the woman’s ashes before she actually died. “Even without conflicts — which there always are — it is an enormous job,” Braglia says. Before you agree to take on this role, be clear on what’s involved. YOU COULD BE DOING IT FOR MANY MONTHS The time involved in settling an estate varies enormously. A small estate with few debts might be distributed within six to 12 months. It may take years to finalize a large estate with contentious heirs, lots of creditors or assets that are difficult to value, such as a business or rare collectibles. A survey by EstateExec, an online tool for executors, found the typical estate took about 16 months to settle and required 570 hours of effort. The largest estates, worth $5 million or more, took 42 months and 1,167 hours to complete. That doesn’t necessarily mean the executor has to put in that many hours, says CFP Russ Weiss of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. An executor can use some of the estate’s funds to hire an attorney and other help that could be more efficient than trying to figure everything out on their own. “If you have other professionals involved — an attorney, a CPA, an investment person or wealth advisor — they’re doing most of the heavy lifting,” Weiss says. “Executors are like the quarterback in the administration of the estate.” Executors may also collect a fee, with the amount depending on state law or what’s specified in the estate documents. YOU MIGHT HAVE A TOUGH TIME FINDING ASSETS Even with help, executors should expect to spend many hours finding documents, inventorying assets and debts, arranging appraisals, communicating with financial institutions and government agencies, managing property and keeping careful records. If the estate includes a home, the house may have to be emptied of possessions and readied for sale. The less organized the estate, the more time it may take to track down assets. EstateExec CEO Dan Stickel said his father, who died at 69, rented multiple storage sheds without telling his children where they were. Finding the various backyard sheds was challenging enough, but then they had to sort through the dusty contents. Those included piles of newspapers, battered furniture and several bars of silver bullion hidden under a dirty tarp. Even then, they missed something. The auction company Stickel hired to dispose of the rest of the sheds’ contents found a box containing $30,000 in savings bonds. Fortunately, the company returned the bonds to the family. YOU COULD BE SUED Executors have a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries, which means the executor is required to put the beneficiaries’ interests first. People are typically advised to choose executors who are responsible, honest, diligent and impartial. “It’s an honor. If somebody asks you, it’s to say, ‘I trust you, and I trust you implicitly that you will handle my affairs in a way that’s fair,’” Weiss says. But the fiduciary duty comes with potential legal and financial consequences. Executors can be held personally responsible for mistakes and other problems. For example, one child may remove items from a parent’s home that are bequeathed to another child. The heir whose items were taken could sue the executor for failing to secure the home. Executors also may have to make judgment calls, such as whether to spend the estate’s money to fix up a house for sale and if so, how much. Unhappy heirs can sue over those decisions, as well. Given everything that can go wrong and the time commitment, people should think carefully about whether they really want the job before agreeing to be an executor, says CFP Kate Gregory of Huntington Beach, California, who has settled both her mother’s and her husband’s estates. Gregory says she would agree to serve again only if a family member asked, and only if there wasn’t likely to be a lot of conflict among the beneficiaries. Even then, she would want to see the will or trust documents to ensure there aren’t any unpleasant surprises that could cause discord. She also would insist that the documents name alternates in case she can’t or won’t serve. No one can be forced to be an executor, but Gregory says she would feel better about saying “yes” if she knew there was a plan should she later say “no.” “I want to make sure that I could resign,” she says. —————————————————————————————————————————————— This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Liz Weston is a columnist at NerdWallet, a certified financial planner and author of “Your Credit Score.” Email: [email protected] Twitter: @lizweston. 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