State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, will meet with area residents during scheduled office hours this month.“Regular input from residents is essential to quality representation,” Rep. Lilly said. “I encourage residents to attend and I hope to bring your thoughts from our discussions to Lansing.”Rep. Lilly will be available Monday, Feb. 25 at the following times and locations:9 to 10 a.m. at Pine Street Café, 401 Pine St. in Ferrysburg; and11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Park Township Office, 52 152nd in Holland.Rep. Lilly will be joined by State Sen. Roger Victory at the Pine Street Café office hour. This presents an opportunity for residents to discuss matters with both state officials and hear perspectives from both chambers.No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend at the scheduled times, but would like an opportunity to talk with Rep. Lilly may call his office at (517) 373-0838 or email JimLilly@house.mi.gov.### Categories: Lilly News 21Feb Rep. Lilly invites residents to upcoming office hours
Phuthuma Nhleko former CEO of the MTN Group. Image Credit: bwbx Advertisement Telecommunications group MTN has rubbished reports that it plans to list in Nigeria, saying that it is only considering a listing of its subsidiary, MTN Nigeria.The JSE-listed group said in a statement that it was concerned about unnamed media reports that said that it would list in Nigeria.“This is grossly inaccurate. The correct comment, as expressed by the executive chairman, Phuthuma Nhleko, is that MTN could consider listing the local operation, MTN Nigeria, not the group,” it said. – Advertisement – “As a result, reports that MTN is considering a secondary listing in Nigeria are misleading.”Several reports at the weekend suggested MTN was mulling the possibility of a secondary listing in Nigeria.Although the listing of MTN Nigeria remains a consideration, it is not a planned listing, as suggested in some reports, MTN added. “Also important to correct is that the current shareholding in MTN Nigeria available for over-the-counter trading constitutes approximately 10% of MTN Nigeria.”The group said, too, that reports that MTN has US$22bn “stuck” in Nigeria were inaccurate. “MTN Nigeria has the cash equivalent of approximately R24,6bn, with some R26,2bn in debt, implying a net debt position of R1,7bn.”[related-posts][TechCentral]
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n this most ridiculous of ridiculous seasons just how ridiculous would it be for Leicester to crown themselves Champions, in style, at Old Trafford this afternoon?If they do it – what about 1-0 as a scoreline – that has pretty much become Leicester’s trademark win in this most astonishing of seasons.As we saw earlier with Liverpool the formbook pretty much goes out of the window at this stage of the season but the formbook is pretty favourable to Leicester in any case.It finished 1-1 at the King Power Stadium in November and remember the memorable 5-3 scoreline in Leicester’s favour in 2014 when Man U led 2-1 at halftime? In those days it was little old Leicester pulling off a fluke win.Certainly, Man U at a shade of odds-on makes little appeal although their defence is strong at Old Trafford. The hosts have kept clean sheets now in ten of their last 14 league home matches.If they do pull off the fairytale result Leicester will need to do it without striker Jamie Vardy, who serves an additional one-match ban for his angry reaction to being sent off against West Ham. Vardy has been so much part of the Leicester success story that this really has to temper confidence in the Foxes.Man U’s manager Louis van Gaal said: “I think we have to beat them because we are still in the race for fourth position. We cannot allow that they are the champions this weekend at Old Trafford. I think they shall be the champions a week later. We don’t spoil the party, only postpone it a little bit.”Man Utd v Leicester CityPremier League14:05 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Nov 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 1-1 Man UtdJan 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd 3-1 LeicesterSep 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 5-3 Man UtdApr 2014 PREMIERSHIP Man Utd 1-0 LeicesterSep 2003 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 1-4 Man UtdNov 2002 LEAGUE CUP Man Utd 2-0 LeicesterApr 2002 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 0-1 Man UtdNov 2001 PREMIERSHIP Man Utd 2-0 LeicesterMar 2001 PREMIERSHIP Man Utd 2-0 LeicesterOct 2000 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 0-3 Man UtdSTARTING XIMAN U1 de Gea25 A Valencia12 Smalling17 Blind5 Rojo16 Carrick27 Fellaini35 Lingard10 Rooney9 Martial39 RashfordLEICESTER1 Schmeichel17 Simpson5 Morgan6 Huth28 Fuchs26 Mahrez14 Kanté4 Drinkwater15 Schlupp20 Okazaki23 UlloaIt’s very much a game to settle back and enjoy. As for a BET I’m neutral with the DRAW at 5/2 with Star Sports but like most neutrals I’m secretly willing Leicester on to get the job done in style on one of the biggest stages in football…. and what a job it’s been.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK DRAW for 14 points at 5/2 with Star SportsSaturday: LOSS 44 pointsWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321
AddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruthdavid@rice.edu713-348-6327Jeff Falkjfalk@rice.edu713-348-6775 Mexico’s future is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Dec. 14 HOUSTON – (Dec. 8, 2015) – A panel at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Dec. 14 will discuss the promise and limitations of Mexico’s recent reform accomplishments and the challenges the country will face in the year ahead.Traffic speeds toward the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, which commemorates Mexico’s independence.Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center, the event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.Who: Jesús Reyes-Heroles, the executive president of StructurA, a group of consulting firms including GEA, PROA, MBD and EnergeA, and former CEO of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), will give the keynote address and serve as a panelist. Reyes-Heroles is also a nonresident fellow at the Mexico Center.The other panelists are Gary Hale, the nonresident fellow in drug policy and Mexico studies at the Baker Institute and CEO of Voire Dire International, and Francisco Monaldi, the fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute.Baker Institute Director Edward Djerejian will give welcoming remarks. Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Mexico Center, will serve as the panel’s moderator.For the complete agenda and list of panelists, go to http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1755.What: A keynote and panel titled “Mexico: Looking Back and Looking Ahead.”When: Monday, Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.During the last three years, Mexico has had a number of successes and important challenges, according to event organizers. Among its successes are a dozen structural reforms to labor, education, telecommunications and the electoral system. These reforms are remarkable achievements, and bringing them to fruition involved careful negotiation and engagement among the ruling PRI and the opposition parties, the PAN and PRD, organizers said. However, no reform has received more attention than energy reform, which promises to increase private and foreign investment in Mexico, help develop the country’s energy reserves, reduce energy prices, make the country’s manufacturing sector more competitive and increase Mexico’s role in the world’s energy markets. At the same time, Mexico’s democracy has not fully taken shape, the rule of law is weak, poverty is persistent, the peso has lost nearly 30 percent of its value and violence and crime are on the rise.The public must register to attend this event at http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1755.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInsitute.Follow the Baker Institute Mexico Center via Twitter @BakerMexicoCtr.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top 10 university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.