By Brittany Murray | [email protected] | Press TelegramPUBLISHED: September 5, 2019 at 11:55 am | UPDATED: September 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm They partied like it was 1999 in Deanne Davis’ sixth-grade classroom at Griffiths Middle School in Downey on Thursday, Sept. 5. Students opened a time capsule from the sixth-grade class of 1999, then wrote down the information on each item they pulled out. Things such as identifying the item, who left it and how it has changed or stayed the same over 20 years. Arianna Machado pulled out an cassette tape featuring the music of Blink 182. Davis played the tape for students and they danced a little while doing their assignment. Machado recognized the item, saying, “I’ve seen them at my Grandma’s house.” But she admitted she’s never used one, keeping all of her music on her smartphone. Arianna Machado chose to pull out an audio cassette as she and classmates at Griffiths Middle School, opened a time capsule from 1999 … [Read more...] about Downey middle school students visit 1999 in opening time capsule
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By Yuka Obayashi and Nidhi Verma TOKYO/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Asian oil refiners are being squeezed by rising freight rates and insurance costs for shipping crude from the Middle East after attacks on ships in the Gulf last month, industry officials and analysts said. The Middle East accounts for more than two-thirds of Asia’s oil supply and the attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 have heightened security concerns among oil companies and shippers operating in the region. The war risk insurance premium (WRP) for ships travelling in the Gulf has risen 10-fold as a result, according to industry participants. Meanwhile, the freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCC) from Gulf oil terminals to Asian ports have jumped about 30% since the attacks, according to Refinitiv data. “Earlier it (WRP) was virtually nil for a VLCC as we were paying about $15,000-$20,000 and now this has gone up to $150,000 to $200,000,” said an official at Indian Oil Corp … [Read more...] about Asia feels pinch from higher Middle East oil shipping costs
Published 7:18 pm PDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 Adrian Todd Zuniga Adrian Todd Zuniga Photo: Michael Young Photo: Michael Young Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 Adrian Todd Zuniga Adrian Todd Zuniga Photo: Michael Young Meet the speakers, authors at the fifth annual festival 1 / 19 Back to Gallery Schedule subject to change. See baybookfest.org for any updates. Atia Abawi • Human Face: Literature That Brings Human Rights To Life (1:30 p.m., May 4, Magnes Museum) • War Zone: Coming of Age in Times of Conflict (2:15 p.m., May 5, Florence Schwimley Little Theater) Camille Acker • Ache, Rage, Rise: Portraits of Race and Gender in Short Fiction (3:15 … [Read more...] about Meet the speakers, authors at the fifth annual festival
The Philadelphia Eagles entered 2019 free agency with fewer glaring needs than most teams, but certainly in need of some help, particularly at (outside) wide receiver, defensive tackle, and running back. They also had a number of decisions to make on some of their own players, most notably backup quarterback Nick Foles. Players gained • WR DeSean Jackson: The Eagles traded for Jackson, 32, but barely had to give anything up to get him: Eagles get Buccaneers get DeSean Jackson Eagles 6th round pick in 2019 Buccaneers 7th round pick in 2020 • DT Malik Jackson: The Eagles badly needed help at DT, and they found a disruptive player in Jackson, 29, who has 18 sacks over the last three seasons. While $10 million per season is perhaps a tad pricey, Jackson is a player who can make you pay if you try to single-block him on passing downs, and he should get plenty of those opportunities in Philly's defense playing next to Fletcher … [Read more...] about NFC East free agency grades: Eagles edition
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | Europe’s Middle Class Is Shrinking. Spain Bears Much of the Pain. Supported by ByLiz Alderman Feb. 14, 2019 MADRID — Raquel Navarro downed an early-morning coffee, kissed her husband goodbye and hurried from her family’s spacious brick home in a suburb north of the Spanish capital. The successful events business she had owned for a decade slowly crumbled when Europe’s financial crisis hit. Now, after dropping her two young children at school, she boarded the subway to her desperately needed job as a secretary, working for just above minimum wage. Moments later, her husband, José Enrique Alvarez, walked out the door to a charcuterie where he is a self-employed butcher. The 56-year-old was once the human resources director of a Spanish plant nursery that downsized, laying off … [Read more...] about Europe’s Middle Class Is Shrinking. Spain Bears Much of the Pain.