Pedestrian hit on I-215, officials say

MURRAY –A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 215 westbound Monday night, according Utah Highway Patrol officials.

The accident involved a woman and two vehicles in the area of 1600 West near Murray.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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California Democrats Scrap Affirmative Action Amendment

CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal California’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state’s higher education system.

Assembly Speaker John Perez said he does not have enough support to place the constitutional amendment before voters in November. Instead, he said lawmakers will form a task force to study the issue of access to higher education.

California voters passed Proposition 209 in 1996, banning the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, state hiring and contracting. The amendment, SCA5, was initiated to address the drop-off in black and Latino college admissions, primarily in the University of California system. The fall in enrollment was especially pronounced in California’s most competitive public schools, UC Berkeley and UCLA.

Sen. Ed Hernandez, the amendment’s author, asked Perez to spike the effort until there was broader debate…

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Krave Jerky Beef Jerky Recall Issued After Slaughterhouse Worries

CBS Sacramento

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) – Health officials have issued another recall for a food product processed by a Northern California slaughterhouse.

The Monterey County Health Department said in a statement on Monday that it was recalling Krave Jerky’s garlic chili pepper beef jerky processed at Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, Calif.

The agency said it was recalling the 3.25-ounce jerky product because of safety concerns. The product was distributed nationwide and will bear the mark “EST 18951.”

Rancho Feeding Corporation halted operations last month after a series of recalls, including one on Feb. 10 for 8.7 million pounds of beef that had been processed from diseased animals without a complete inspection.

Health officials have not received any reports of illness caused by the products.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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U.S. congressman visits Hemingway Cuba home to celebrate legacy

Repeating Islands


U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern visited Ernest Hemingway’s former home outside the Cuban capital on Monday to celebrate a joint U.S.-Cuban effort to preserve and digitize the Nobel Prize-winning author’s personal effects and writings, Canada’s Globe and Mail report.

Island curators gave the Massachusetts Democrat and a visiting U.S. delegation a rare guided tour inside the modest but graceful Finca Vigia, a hilltop estate that is surrounded by lush tropical fruit trees and boasts panoramic views of the Havana skyline.

Both the United States and Cuba, where Hemingway lived from 1939 to 1960 and wrote much of “The Old Man and the Sea” and other works, claim the man known affectionately as “Papa” as a favourite son. McGovern said that kind of common ground can help bridge the often-bitter divide between Cold War foes Havana and Washington.

“Hemingway has always brought people together,” McGovern said. “He transcends politics, and one of…

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How You Make Money in Trading

Trading’s goal is money. It always was and it will always be. Whether you’re trading your foreign currency to a friend who goes abroad, or you’re trading different currencies in the forex market, modern trading is about the money too. It’s mainly revolving around the major currencies: U.S. dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), Japanese yen (JPY), Swiss Franc (CHF), Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Dollar (AUD, CAD and NZD), Great Britain Pound (GBP). They are traded in pairs (USD/GBP, JPY/USD). All the major currency pairs contain the mighty USD.

You basically buy and sell different combinations of currencies.

4The process of trading in forex is pretty simple. You exchange one currency for another expecting that the price will increase and the currency you purchased will have a bigger value than the one you chose to sell. The exchange rate refers to how a currency is valued comparing to another one. For example, the USD/EUR exchange rate shows how many euros you can buy with one dollar or how many dollars will you get for one euro. Right now, the rough exchange rate is 1 USD= 0.72 EUR and 1 EUR=1.39 USD. When you’ll trade, you may have to make very accurate estimations for a certain period of time.

The currency on the left (the first one) is the base currency and the one on the right of the slash is the counter or quote currency. For example USD/ GBP – USD is the base currency and GBP is the quote one. When you buy, the rate will tell you how much you need to spend in units of the quote currency to buy one unit of the base currency. When selling, it’s the other way around. You will buy the pair if you think the base currency’s value will increase and sell it if you think it will depreciate relative to the quote one.

Let’s take a real trader’s action. For example, you buy 10,000 dollars at the USD/ EUR exchange rate of 0.7500 because you estimate that the U.S. dollar will gain in value soon. After two weeks, you exchange your 10,000 dollars back into euros at a different exchange rate – the current one of 0.8200. You’ll make a profit of 700 EUR. This is how you make money.

Trading is neither too easy, nor too complicated. Forex trading is a great opportunity to make money for some people. Don’t just rely on luck, gain important knowledge about the industry and take it step-by-step. In a short time, you’ll be able to make money yourself through trading platforms that makes everything happen. When you are decided to start trading, create an account on StockPair. It’s the most reliable and trustworthy one in the industry. Good luck!