Westerly man files lawsuit against R.I. D.O.C. officials over Viking haircut

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- A Westerly man has filed a federal lawsuit against officials from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, saying that they are violating his rights to religious freedom by repeatedly disciplining him for wearing a pagan hairstyle. Christopher Banks, 24, is being held at the ACI after admitting...
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Adrian College men's basketball goes up against Hope

ADRIAN — The Adrian College men's basketball team went toe-to-toe with Hope College Wednesday, but ultimately fell 81-78 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association matchup. The Bulldogs (3-13, 2-4 MIAA) came out strong and led 37-30 at the half, but the Flying Dutchmen battled back in the second half,...
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Winter storm watch in effect for Thursday night for much of eastern NC

The area can expect another storm system, arriving late Thursday night and continuing into Saturday morning, although the Outer Banks may see only rain and high winds. The latest forecast by the National Weather Service is that snow, sleet and ice may occur on the mainland of eastern North Carolina.
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Sasha Banks becomes more mainstream

Sasha Banks appeared in ESPN's opening segment to kick off the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship match between Georgia and Alabama, with truly spectacular footage. This is the newest collaboration between WWE and ESPN. They previously collaborated when Big E voiced introductions for ESPN's promo for the Tyson Fury...

HKMA Publishes Report On First Climate Risk Stress Test Of The Hong Kong Banking Sector

In December 2021, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued the results of its pilot climate risk stress test (CRST). The CRST assesses the potential impact of climate change on the Hong Kong banking sector. It marks the latest such publication by a regulator on the topic, with French regulator, Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR), having published the results of its climate risk stress test in Q2 2021 and a number of other countries’ regulators undertaking similar analyses during 2022.

M2P Solutions raises $56 Million led by Insight Partners

M2P Solutions, Asia’s leading financial Infrastructure company, announced a $56 million Series C1 raise led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners with participation from MUFG Innovation Partners, a CVC company of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) – one of the world’s leading financial groups, existing investors Tiger Global and Better Capital. In total, the company has raised more than $100 million in the past year. The investment allows M2P to further build its technology and team, while accelerating its plans to expand internationally. M2P’s existing investors also include BEENEXT, Flourish Ventures, Omidyar Network India, 8i Ventures, and the DMI Group via its investment vehicle Sparkle Fund.

Cooper Gobel leads Banks to league win over Astoria 66-40

Senior finishes with 28 points and seven rebounds as the Braves win league opener over the Fishermen.Banks' Cooper Gobel struggled out of the gate, but when he got going, he couldn't be stopped. The 6-foot-4 senior guard scored 28 points—all of which came in the final three quarters—to lead the Braves to a 66-40 win over Astoria in the two teams' league-opener Wednesday night, Jan. 19, at Banks High School. Gobel scored from behind the arc, at the free throw lane, and predominantly in the lane where he repeatedly abused seemingly helpless Fishermen defenders en route to what appeared to...
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Inmate Wants Permission for Hairstyle Based on His Religion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An inmate at the Adult Correctional Institutions is suing the state Department of Corrections because it has sanctioned him for his hair style, which he says is based on his religious beliefs. Christopher Banks, 24, of Westerly, seeks in the suit filed in U.S. District...

Westerly man accuses RI corrections officials of violating his right to Viking haircut

PROVIDENCE – A Westerly man being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions is accusing corrections officials of violating his rights to religious freedom by repeatedly disciplining him for wearing a pagan hairstyle. Christopher Banks, 24, who is serving time after admitting to abusing his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter, has filed a federal lawsuit asking the court to vacate sanctions he’s received for wearing his hair long on top and shaved on the sides, in keeping with Viking warriors. He...

Canadian Western Bank Cutting Reliance On Oil Market

[Please note that all currency references are to Canadian dollar except if indicated otherwise.]. Canadian Western Bank (OTCPK:CBWBF; $31.79; Banks; Shares outstanding: 89.7 million; Market cap: $2.84 billion) is a relatively small bank headquartered in Edmonton, Canada. The bank's focus is on small and medium-sized companies. The bank has a...

David Allen Johnson, III “Butch”

David Allen Johnson, III “Butch” age 71 of Banks, AR died Sunday, January 16, 2022 at home. He was born May 20, 1950 Bradley County, AR to the late David Allen Johnson, Jr. and Neoma Hooks Johnson. Other than his parents he is also preceded in death by...
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SIU Men's Basketball | Salukis get win over Indiana State

CARBONDALE – This time, it didn’t come down to a last-second shot, missed free throws, untimely turnovers or failed boxouts. SIU took all of those happenings out of the equation with a late 17-2 run that erased Indiana State’s 48-43 lead and presented it with a 63-55 Missouri Valley Conference win Wednesday night at Banterra Center that ended its three-game losing streak.

Ellis Avenue to be renamed after two-time Grammy winner Bobby Rush

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Ellis Avenue will soon be renamed after two-time Grammy winner Bobby Rush. Tuesday, the council voted unanimously to rename the street from I-20 to West Capitol Street. The measure will become official in 30 days. Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks introduced the measure and thanked his...

2014 Photos Show Adams' Deputy Mayor Pick Vacationing in LA With Convicted Union Boss

A past corruption scandal is raising more questions about Mayor Eric Adams' pick for the role of deputy mayor for public safety. Photos from 2014, published by the NY Daily News, show Deputy Mayor Phil Banks vacationing in California with a since-convicted corrections union boss. In addition, both men were apparently visiting also-since-convicted felon Jonah Rechnitz, who was found guilty of trying to bribe NYPD officials.

Banks to accept only Ghana Card as form of identification starting July 1 – BoG

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has directed that the Ghana Card shall be the only identification card that will be to undertake transactions at all Bank of Ghana licensed and regulated financial institutions. These include Banks; Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions; Non-Deposit-Taking Financial Institutions; Payment Service Providers and Dedicated Electronic Money Issuers;...