BATON ROUGE—An arrest has been made in the shootin

first_img BATON ROUGE—An arrest has been made in the shooting death of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims.Baton Rouge police said on Sept. 29, that 20-year-old Dyteon Simpson has been charged with second-degree murder and is at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.Sims was shot early Friday during a street fight caught on video near the Southern University campus.  Rewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Baton Police Chief Murphy Paul said at a media conference Saturday that investigators concluded from the video and DNA evidence collected at the scene that a man who could be seen punching a friend of Sims shortly before the shooting was Simpson.“Wayde stepped in to defend his friend and was shot by Simpson,” Paul said.The department is crediting the Louisiana State Police fugitive task force, the state police crime lab, Southern University police, and area citizens in assisting in the investigation leading to the arrest. Paul said eyeglasses found at the scene of the shooting were tested for DNA that matches that of Simpson. Murphy also said Simpson was arrested without incident after telling investigators that he was at the scene of the fight, had a gun and fired it at Sims.Dyteon Simpson arrested Baton Rouge This booking photo released by the Baton Rouge Police Department, shows Dyteon Simpson (20), who was arrested on Sept. 29, 2018. (Baton Rouge Police Department/AP)It is unclear whether Simpson has an attorney.LSU athletic director Joe Alleva thanked area law enforcement for its “diligence and pursuit of justice.”Sims was 20 years old. The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 5.6 points and 2.6 rebounds a game last season. He grew up in Baton Rouge, where his father, Wayne, also played basketball for LSU.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Arrest Made in Shooting Death of LSU Player Wayde Sims By The Associated Press September 30, 2018 Updated: September 30, 2018 US News QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video center_img Show Discussion Share Share this articlelast_img read more

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first_img Share Rescuers Find First Body in Town Worst Hit by Michael By Reuters October 12, 2018 Updated: October 13, 2018 Crime and Incidents  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   First responders and residents walk along a main street following Hurricane Michael in MEXICO BEACH, Flo., U.S., Oct. 11, 2018. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) center_img Share this article MEXICO BEACH, Fla.—Searchers on Oct. 12 found the first body in the rubble of the Florida coastal town of Mexico Beach, which was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, as the toll from the historic storm rose to at least 17 and was expected to rise.Rescue teams, hampered by power and phone outages, used cadaver dogs, drones and heavy equipment to search for hundreds of people unaccounted for in devastated communities across the Florida Panhandle.“I’ve watched on television, thinking of what others have experienced, like in the Carolinas and Texas,” Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey told reporters referring to hurricanes this year and last. “But it’s different when you walk down and see this, and your emotions run away. This is just a small unique coastal community.”No other information was available about the deceased man found in Mexico Beach, said Joseph Zahralban, Miami’s fire chief and the task force leader of a search and rescue unit. He said it was unclear if the man was living alone or with a family.Three deaths were reported in Marianna, in Jackson County, Florida, Sheriff Lou Roberts told a news conference in the afternoon on Oct. 12.The dead include at least eight people in Florida, five in Virginia, three in North Carolina and one in Georgia. The number of fatalities is expected to rise as rescuers go door to door and comb through the rubble in Mexico Beach and other Florida coastal communities such as Port St. Joe and Panama City, said Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).The Houston-based volunteer search-and-rescue network CrowdSource Rescue said its teams were trying to find some 2,500 people who were either reported missing or were stranded and in need of help in Florida, co-founder Matthew Marchetti said.Social media websites were filled with messages from people trying to reach missing family members in Florida’s Bay and Gulf Counties.Marchetti said his volunteer search teams, consisting mostly of off-duty police officers and firefighters, also had rescued or accounted for 345 others previously reported to CrowdSource Rescue since Michael struck on Oct. 10.Dogs and BulldozersFEMA crews have been using bulldozers and other heavy equipment to push a path through debris to allow rescuers to probe the rubble with specially trained search dogs.More than 1,700 search and rescue workers have been deployed, Governor Rick Scott’s office said in a statement, including seven swift-water rescue teams and nearly 300 ambulances.Michael crashed ashore near Mexico Beach on Oct. 10 afternoon as one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history, with winds of up to 155 moh (250 kph). It pushed a wall of seawater inland, causing widespread flooding.The storm, which in less than two days grew from a tropical storm to a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, tore apart entire neighborhoods in the Panhandle, reducing homes to naked concrete foundations or piles of wood and siding.Except for the emergency-911 system, authorities in Bay County, the epicenter of the disaster, were virtually without telephone or internet service until late in the day on Oct. 12, making communications internally and with the public difficult.“We didn’t have anything,” said Ruth Corley, a spokeswoman for the Bay County Sheriff’s Department. “We’ve been writing things down on pieces of paper. We’re doing what we can with the minimal media that we have.”She said local television stations were knocked off the air for two days, and authorities were relying on the Gulf State College radio station to broadcast public service bulletins. Search teams were going door-to-door looking for victims.Rebuild RightFEMA’s Long urged communities such as Mexico Beach, where many homes were pulverized by 12 to 14 feet (3.7 to 4.3 meters) of storm surge, to rebuild to withstand future storms.“It’s OK if you want to live on the coast or on top of a mountain that sees wildfires or whatever, but you have to build to a higher standard,” he said. “If we’re going to rebuild, do it right.”By Oct. 12 morning the remnants of the storm were located about 275 miles (445 km) southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts, with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles (100 km) per hour.More than 940,000 homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Oct. 12 and it could be weeks before power is restored to the most damaged parts of Florida.The number of people in emergency shelters was expected to swell to 20,000 across five states by Oct. 12, said Brad Kieserman of the American Red Cross. The Coast Guard reported rescuing 129 people.Even as rescuers searched the rubble for survivors or the deceased, some residents of Mexico Beach were nervously trickling back on Oct. 12, expressing hope the place, nicknamed “the Forgotten Coast,” would not change too much as it rebuilds.“It was the perfect beach town. Not all of that commercialism,” said Dottie Sinclair, 57, a nurse, adding a Subway fast-food restaurant was the only commercial chain.“I don’t think it will ever be the same,” said husband Danny Sinclair, 64, who is semi-retired. “People will just pack up and leave.”By Rod Nickel Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Angel Moore APTN News The Labrador land protectors

first_imgAngel MooreAPTN NewsThe Labrador land protectors had their last day in court Friday defending their resistance to the Muskrat Falls hydro dam – now it’s up to the judge to decide if they broke the law.Fifteen people face charges relating to protests and breaching an injunction when they walked through a gate and occupied part of the Nalcore site in 2016.Linda Saunders McLean is one of the Labrador Land Protectors and she said she is glad the case is almost over.She said personal and professional life has been swallowed up by the court.“It has been a long drawn out process, three years is too long,” said Saunders McLean.Nalcor, a provincially owned corporation building the hydro dam located 45 kilometres west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, has been met with criticism about its handling of the project from the beginning.It is currently the subject of a provincial inquiry looking into the financial costs of the project that has ballooned from $3.69-billion to $12.7-billion.The land protectors say the water downstream from the dam will be contaminated with methylmercury that will poison traditional foods, and eventually, their community.The battle has been ongoing for years and they will have to wait until the end of the summer for a verdict.Lawyer Mark Gruchy has been representing the land protectors from the beginning.He told the court they did not set out to break any laws.He presented past cases to the judge where the court used discretion and did not rule contempt, and that would be a good opportunity for reconciliation.“It does help when there is a coming together and a communication which is what reconciliation is all about,” he said.“And I was essentially suggesting where appropriate an exercising a discretion not to find contempt would be a gesture in that regard.”Saunders McLean said it is time reconciliation is considered in the courtroom.“You know this isn’t just happening today this is historically for at least a couple of hundred years,” said Saunders McLean.She said she hopes the judge understands the reasons why they breached the injunction.“The Aboriginal Indigenous groups are not going away we’re still here we’re still very important,” she said.“And I think it’s really important that we have a say in everything that happens to our environment to our homes.”The resistance did not stop Muskrat Falls, but Saunders McLean said they did make a difference.“The land protectors had a huge impact on what’s happening throughout not only this province but through Canada as well and maybe even globally,” said Saunders McLean.That impact may be in the courtroom as well is the Judge applies reconciliation to his verdict.Gruchy said Nalcor and the land protectors are two communities that need to reconcile, it does not help when each side is against each other.He asked the judge to consider discretion in his ruling and referred to previous cases.“Courts have exercised discretion not to impose a formal finding of contempt even where contempt legally exists,” said Gruchy.Gruchy said like Saunders McLean, that it is time for the case to be over.“You know what no one has been charged with breaching any orders for two years and things have in a sense resolved in a sense that people are engaged with the system.“And in fact they engaged with the system in this case they went in they gave testimony respectfully,” said Gruchy.amoore@aptn.ca@angelharksenlast_img read more

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Crows Feet New Cycle Hub for Bend

first_img Offering bikes, beans, brews and views, Crow’s Feet Commons is a new cycle-centric hub in downtown Bend hoping to help revitalize a problem spot near Mirror Pond and create a vital business and event venue for hard-core area bikers and outdoor recreationists of all ages.“I call it a bicycle and skiing community center,” said owner David Marchi. “It’s a cool, hybrid taphouse and outdoor sports and backcountry adventure shop. If you need a road bike or mountain bike or backcountry ski equipment, then this is the place for you.”Crow’s Feet Commons occupies a space leased through the City of Bend at the historic Rademacher House, a longtime troubled terrace beside Drake Park at the Riverfront Plaza, where a steady stream of vagrants, homeless persons and drug users had taken up camp, labeling it as a place to avoid. But that’s rapidly changing!“It was built in 1904 and was slated for demolition by the city in 1994 to be bulldozed for a parking lot,” said Marchi. “In order to preserve the house the building was saved and moved to its present location by Arts Central, concerned citizens and historians, then donated to a non-profit organization to benefit the community.”Arts Central operated their Mirror Pond Gallery there from 1994 to 2011 but encountered zoning and property tax issues. With the area frequented by criminal activity and ongoing arrests, it became an unsafe location and not conducive to booming commerce. Arts Central finally moved out and the city took the building back where it sat empty for eight months. They eventually put out a proposal for new businesses.“We won the proposal and the reason why was because it was mostly to assist in cleaning up the area and getting foot traffic back and hosting an increasing number of community events.”Marchi says the overall response since opening in November of 2012 has been very positive so far.“I can’t help but be pleased with what’s been going on right now. The most challenging thing for me has been trying to clean it up and confronting the undesirable elements. For me, I get a lot of value out of hearing people say I’m creating a cool space for patrons.“Sure, we still get people coming in under the influence, trying to cause trouble and I usually handle it by being as compassionate as I can. I don’t want people to leave but they need to respect the space I’m doing business in.”Unfortunately, that’s the psychological challenge Marchi and his staff have on a daily basis.“The cops can only do so much. Now there’s a whole revitalization spirit going on down here with businesses expanding all around us and we’re a big component of that new draw, so I’m really happy with that.  I want people to come on in and feel comfortable hanging out. I’ve got a great staff and word is spreading fast.”Besides pouring over a dozen Oregon craft brews, Crow’s Feet Commons sells a killer lineup of specialty brand bicycles like the Colorado-made Moots road, mountain and cyclocross bikes.“We also sell Chris King, a component manufacturer who now builds Cielo brand bikes.  We don’t have the $500-600 entry-level models here, we just don’t have the space for it.   Instead, we cater to serious, advanced cyclists and bike enthusiasts who are looking for a high-quality, prestige line of products.“We sell outdoor and cycling sports wear by Endura, our staple line, but also have our own custom jerseys and t-shirts with our logo on them. We’re also working with some talented local artists to create a t-shirt brand to bring more attention to Crow’s Feet Commons.”The shop name and philosophy symbolizes not only a welcoming commonplace environment but also the familiar crow’s feet lines on outdoor seekers’ eyes, worn as a badge of honor.  By having coffee and beer and outdoor events like movie nights, gear swaps and free live music it will hopefully transform itself into a vibrant location people can hang out at and be a casual, fun part of Bend.“We serve Stumptown coffee, pastries and sandwiches sourced from local bakeries,” he added. “The beer menu is a revolving selection from local and regional breweries like Boneyard, Pfriem and Deschutes. Our buyer is great at sourcing things that a lot of places don’t have and people crave.“Because we’re so small and we have limited inventory we can really tailor bikes to every customers needs with some smaller boutique manufacturers such as Pegoretti, an Italian frame-builder with a three year waiting list to order each hand-crafted frame.”As more and more Bendites gather to explore and patronize this new hybrid enterprise, Marchi hopes to see his vision realized.“My wish is for it to become more established this summer and keep on doing what we’re doing. I loved being part of the community here and making a difference.”Crow’s Feet Common is open daily at 875 NW Brooks in Bend on the Riverfront Plaza beside Mirror Pond.541-728-0066 Email Google+ Crow’s Feet New Cycle Hub for Bend Share. Twitter 0 Pinterestcenter_img on August 6, 2013 By Jeff Spry CBN Feature Writer Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr E-Headlineslast_img read more

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Mobile Trends to Watch in 2015 Everything from Finances to Fitness

first_imgMobile Trends to Watch in 2015 Everything from Finances to Fitness Email By GARY OCONNELL of Columbia Bank Tumblr Twitter E-Headlines Share. on February 5, 2015center_img Pinterest 0 In the last 10 years, mobile devices have become a lifeline. This device once used for simple calls, now tracks everything from finances to fitness. It can be worn on your wrist and charged on your bicycle. Smartphones store your address book, family photo albums, grocery lists, music collection and essentially—your life. While your mobile device can now unlock your house, teach your children how to read and even file your taxes, this concept that promises to simplify and streamline does create some unique challenges from a financial perspective. Yet when approached in the appropriate manner, these challenges can turn into opportunities.Take the banking industry for an example. According to a survey by Bankrate.com, one in five Americans hasn’t visited a bank branch in the past year. Traditional bank errands such as deposits and transfers can be done without stepping foot inside a branch. As a community bank with an emphasis on relationship banking, we’ve had to adapt quickly to develop solutions to interact with customers. While customers still find value in face-to-face communication for consultative purposes, we recognize the desire of digital-savvy customers to transact day to day banking digitally.As a result, we continuously adapt our services to include more robust online and mobile tools.As we look ahead to 2015, these are some mobile trends that will affect business owners and bankers alike.Mobile wallet and services will take center stage There will be rapid change in this space as consumers gain access to a variety of services such as Apple Pay, MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange) and Mobile Wallet. Not only will this trend have a major effect on consumers and financial institutions, but retailers will also need to adapt to accommodate the necessary infrastructure. The mobile payment industry is still just in the early stages, but judging by the level of early adoption by financial institutions, technology providers and retail organizations alike, there will be some developments and growth this year and beyond.Mobile phones continue to transform industries More than 60 percent of U.S. consumers’ time spent online with retailers takes place on a mobile device, according to mobile and web measurement firm comScore Inc. To put this growth into perspective, consider that last November marked a significant milestone for the retail industry when, for the first time, Cyber Monday trumped Black Friday sales. With a growth of nearly 9 percent, this marked the largest online shopping day in history, according to IBM Digital Analytics. This occurred after a weekend that saw fewer people shopping in stores or camping out for door busters on Black Friday. The retail industry – while obviously most impacted by this trend – isnot alone.All business owners should take note and ensure a mobile strategy is in place moving into 2015.Heightened concerns for fraud Every year mobile devices expand in capabilities. With new features come new loopholes for vulnerabilities. What was once a cell phone now holds access to your address book, photo albums, GPS location, and personal or business finances—your life. So it’s only natural that we would want to safeguard that information. To protect yourself, be aware of your mobile habits and execute easy fixes to protect yourself. Do you lock and password protect your phone? When was the last time you tracked your online purchases and transactions?Do you access your bank account from a public Wi-Fi network? In order to stay on top of these changes, we suggest choosing a bank that is both easily accessible yet sophisticated enough to manage the ever-changing mobile environment.Digital technology will continue to present opportunities and unique challenges to industries of all kinds. As a business owner you must keep the focus on your customer and navigate these trends wisely. The goal is to find the right balance between adapting to modern trends while retaining a model that can stand the test of time.Gary O’Connell is SVP, Commercial Team Leader at Columbia Bank. He manages the regional commercial team covering Central Oregon.For more information about Columbia Bank, visit www.ColumbiaBank.com. LinkedIn Facebook Google+last_img read more

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Registration Open For Camp Fire Central Oregon Winter Break No School Day

first_img on December 10, 2015 LinkedIn Email Share. 0 (Photo above courtesy of Camp Fire Central Oregon)No school? No problem! Turn that “day off” into a day of creativity and fun!Camp Fire Central Oregon, a local organization that provides co-ed programs forour youth to find their spark and ensure they gain the skills necessary to thrive throughout their lives is taking registration for their upcoming No-School Day Camps December 21-23 and Dec. 28-30.Camp Fire Central Oregon knows how hard it is to balance work and kids during thesedays and is offering two sessions of camps for your kids to have fun and find creative ways tospend their time. Sign up your kids for individual days or for the entire week of camp. Cost is$45/day for non-members, $40/day for members. Save an additional $15 off when you sign up for all three camp days. Both No-School Day camps will be held at the Environmental Center.“Our trained and professional camp counselors strive to foster an encouraging, respectful environment.Every No-School Day Camp is filled with fun games, engaging activities, new friends,and plenty of opportunities to explore and apply a growth mindset. All young people (fromkindergarten through 8th grade) should enjoy our lively, thought-provoking themes this year,” said Kecia Kubota, Executive Director of Camp Fire Central Oregon.The theme of the first No-School Day Camp, December 21-23 is Holiday Craft & Gifts.‘Tis the season to be jolly—and to craft and make presents for loved ones! Join us and createhandmade, unique, beautiful gifts inspired by the season. Craft adorable finger knitting projects, felt sewing, and more! Bring a friend and get ready to let your creativity shine. Sign up!The theme of the second No-School Day Camp, December 28-30 is Healthy New YearGet those resolutions ready and gear up for the New Year! 2016 is sure to be your best yearever, because you’re going to set the intention and create a growth-mindset oriented plan tomake it awesome. Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to play, reflect, and learnabout all the different ways you can thrive. Sign up!Please help us make this camp a success. Registration deadline for the first camp, December21 – 23 is December 17th. Registration for the second camp December 28-30 is December 24th.Space is limited so reserve your child’s spot today. Scholarships are available for our No-School Day Camps, please contact our office to discuss your options.About Camp Fire Central OregonFounded in 1910, the national organization Camp Fire has actively engaged youth and teens in building essential skills for life. Camp Fire Central Oregon has been a co-ed youth development organization since 1975 and in Central Oregon since 1916 providing out-of-school time, teen service and leadership, camp and environmental programs. Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. Tumblr Registration Open For Camp Fire Central Oregon Winter Break No School Day Camps center_img Google+ E-Headlines Facebook Twitter Pinterest By CBNlast_img read more

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Accomplished Under 40 Awards Inspiring Leadership

first_img E-Headlines Twitter Email Share. In today’s extremely competitive business environment, standing out among your peers takes dedication, vision, talent, drive and the ability to bring forth not only the best in yourself, but in others as well. These are the kind of businesspeople that Morgan Stanley and Cascade Business News recently honored for their professional, personal and community accomplishments.24 outstanding business people in Central Oregon ranging from healthcare and bankers and real estate professionals to nonprofit leaders, accountants, attorneys and builders were recently presented awards for excelling at their chosen professional and civic, industry and community involvement.The Accomplished Under 40 awards are presented by Morgan Stanley. A celebration of the winners was held in September at the High Desert Museum.We see the importance of the impact that these young professionals have in the community — and their contribution to the economic future of the region. Being under 40 gives these contributors a unique place in a high tech world of advanced technology and communicating in a way their parents and seasoned entrepreneurs never thought about.We think it is important for you to meet these business and community leaders who are building impressive careers while making a commitment to help their communities grow and prosper for future generations to enjoy.These are the building blocks of leadership and to be recognized with this award illustrates that they possess high standard qualities in abundance.We asked each award winner to share their business leadership philosophy. Laura Moss of Ascent Architecture & Interiors shared, “Leadership is going above and beyond what’s expected of you. It’s more than just listening to your team members; it’s about emphasizing the value you place in their opinions. Leadership means finding innovative solutions to a variety of problems. It’s caring for and participating in your business and your community.”The answers shared a common theme of leading by example and encouraging others to foster critical thinking, creativity and problem solving. The energy that comes with this focus creates collaborative community results that demonstrates trust, credibility and respect in every interaction.The people nominating their peers mentioned integrity that significantly motives leadership and accountability and building team work within their work environments. The group of accomplished business leaders are especially recognized for incorporating a strong involvement in a variety of community issues.I hope you’ll take the time to congratulate our 2016 Accomplished Under 40 award winners and read their interesting stories in this issue of Cascade Business News. Google+ Facebook Tumblrcenter_img LinkedIn Pinterest 0 By Pamela Hulse Andrews CBN Publisher/Founder, Bend, Oregon Accomplished Under 40 Awards Inspiring Leadership on October 11, 2016last_img read more

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Dana Shirt Shop Technology Trends in Apparel DTG Printing Goes Digital

first_img E-Headlines Twitter Email 0 Tumblr Share. By CBN Dana Shirt Shop: Technology Trends in Apparel: DTG Printing Goes Digital center_img (Photo above: courtesy of Dana’s Shirt Shop)Dana’s Shirt Shop in Bend recently launched their new Direct-To-Garment (DTG) Digital Printing capabilities to print full color, on any shirt color, with short run capabilities. The new printer technology has the capability to put down white ink in addition to full color ink, which brings a full color, vibrant print that will last just about as long as the garment itself.The world of direct-to-garment printing is moving digital (like your home printer, with white ink and superb quality) especially for any lower quantity apparel orders. For businesses, schools, non-profits, or personal project customers looking for lower quantity, high quality full color printing onto apparel such as t-shirts or sweatshirts, it’s now more cost effective to go the digital direct-to-garment route over screen printing.With the DTG digital printing, one set-up fee and one print covers all the colors. There is no need to set up individual color screens for the number of colors in your logo as in screen printing. For lower quantity orders, the money saved on screen set-up costs will often outweigh the higher individual shirt costs. Keep an eye on this when looking at set-up costs and shirt prices to make sure you find the quantity “sweet spot” for your order!Brent Grenfell, owner of Dana’s Shirt Shop, says, “This new printer technology is something we have been looking into for just a little while now and it was time to pull the trigger and purchase a printer. We can now print on virtually anything, for any occasion. We have a got a team here that can turn ideas into apparel!”The team at Dana’s Shirt Shop works with a water-based, environmentally friendly pre-treatment solution on all colored garments which allows the white ink used in the print to bond itself into the cotton of the apparel. This allows the product to be a long lasting garment.Dana’s Shirt Shop birthed from the shop of Dana Signs in Redmond 2007 and has been printing custom apparel for Central Oregon customers for nine years. The Shirt Shop now has a home in Bend inside the walls of M.C. Smith Signs with a team full of creative designers and producers working side by side and running the new direct-to-garment technology.For sale in the Shirt Shop are their newly created custom designs, including Bend and Central Oregon Logo Tees.Dana Shirt Shop1515 NE 2nd St.Bend, OR 97701541-389-2471info@danashirtshop.comanthony@danashirtshop.com Google+ Pinterest Facebook on November 22, 2016 LinkedInlast_img read more

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Alternative Investment Options to Consider

first_img Email By CBN Google+ Facebook on February 17, 2017 If you are an investor who is always looking for the next big market boom and ways to increase your investment portfolio you are not alone.Staying on top of market trends, what’s hot, what’s not, and what is being touted as the next big thing when it comes to IPO’s, and new technology stocks and bonds offerings can be downright exhausting. The markets move at a lightening pace and things can change at a moment’s notice.While it is always important to stay informed about hot new stocks and bonds investing in alternative investment options is something that you may want to consider.Investments in Tangible AssetsAs the world continues to evolve and popular mindsets evolve along with it, investment opportunities are evolving as well. Environmental issues and other external forces continue to propel the desire for alternative investment options that are based on eco-conscious and socially responsible companies and causes.As such, investments in tangible assets such as agriculture, forestry investments, antiques, artwork, coins, and many more, have seen an upswing.People want to invest in something different, something that may help the environment, or something that they believe in such as a social cause. You may also want to make an investment with a potentially higher return rate than traditional stocks and bonds or perhaps you just want to invest in something that you can see and get a hold of.Crawford Park Farming AG, located in Beverly Hills, California is a company that offers tangible investment options in the agricultural industry for those of you who want to invest in something that contributes to sustainability and that has a potentially steady, high return.Hedge FundsHedge funds have a bit of a negative reputation in some investment circles and for those that are new to investing, there is a good deal of skepticism when it comes to hedge funds and how they are managed-and rightly so.To the new investor and even to a seasoned one, hedge fund investing comes with inherent risk as with any other investment. Unfortunately, the risk can greatly increase if you get yourself involved with the wrong firm or worse yet, an unscrupulous hedge fund manager or broker.You don’t want to be the target of a Ponzi scheme or lose your entire life’s savings because of not doing your due diligence when it comes to hedge fund investments. While they are a great option for investors with a larger percent return than traditional stocks and bonds you need to be, cautious and invest wisely.DiversifyAlternative investment options allow you the ability to diversify your investment portfolio. Some of the most valuable advice given by successful and wealthy business men and women is that they never depended on one source of income.You should be keeping this premise in mind when it comes to your investment strategies. The most effective way to better returns and more importantly more quantity and quality of returns is to have multiple investments in your portfolio.Inevitably some of your investments will outperform others, some will gain revenue and some will lose, but over time if you have a well-diversified portfolio, a conscientious broker, and the appetize to keep a steady watch on the markets you will be all the better for it. Tumblr LinkedIncenter_img 0 Share. Pinterest E-Headlines Alternative Investment Options to Consider Twitterlast_img read more

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