Bankrupt energy companies cant abandon old wells Supreme Court rules

first_imgOTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has said the trustee for a bankrupt Alberta energy company cannot simply walk away from unprofitable wells on agricultural land without having to clean up.The high court’s 5-2 ruling overturns an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling that upheld a 2016 decision in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench that effectively allowed a bankrupt energy company to sever its connection with unprofitable and unreclaimed wells when the company’s assets were sold off to creditors.READ MORE: Supreme Court to rule on the cleanup of abandoned oil wellsThe Supreme Court ruled today that the bankruptcy trustee, Grant Thornton Ltd., cannot walk away from its end-of-life obligations to render abandoned wells environmentally safe.The ruling turned on the conflict between federal bankruptcy law and provincial jurisdiction over the environment and energy sector.Alberta’s provincial energy regulator ordered the trustee for Redwater Energy Corporation to comply with end-of-life requirements to render the abandoned properties environmentally safe.The company’s trustee did not comply, and filed its own counterclaim that included a challenge to the regulator’s action, citing the paramouncy of federal bankruptcy law.Since the case came to court, an estimated 1,800 wells representing more than $100 million in liabilities have been abandoned.Alberta’s energy regulator and the Orphan Well Association, an industry-funded group that cleans up wells that have been left unreclaimed, appealed the ruling to the high court.A group with the support of thousands of farmers also wanted to see the high court reverse the decision.The Action Surface Rights Association intervened in the case because it believes rights of landowners have been overlooked in the case.Orphan Well Association provided the following statement:Failed to fetchlast_img read more

New Brunswick premier vows to balance budgets and lessen federal reliance

first_imgFREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s Tory premier is vowing to balance the current books and next year’s budget, without raising taxes, in an effort to get the province’s finances under control and lessen reliance on federal transfers.Blaine Higgs made the commitment Thursday night as he delivered his first state of the province address to a business audience in Fredericton since being sworn in as premier last November.“Balancing the budget should not be a partisan issue. It should be a basic expectation of government,” Higgs said.The previous Liberal government delivered a small surplus last year, the first in a decade.New Brunswick has a net debt of $13.9 billion and Higgs said the province pays seven cents out of every tax dollar in interest.Higgs said the province is too reliant on public money to keep the economy going, and it’s a problem that must be corrected.“We want to grow the private economy so it can pay for the public services that we want. And we can tax everyone less,” Higgs said.And he said there is a sense of urgency to make the changes.“I see a province that has said yes to taxes and no to industry so often that we are sending the next generation out west to do jobs that we have turned away here at home,” he told the crowd.Higgs said he’s calling for an era of “big citizenship” where private business drives the economy.“We need a big citizenship that doesn’t ask ‘How does this help me?’ but asks instead ‘How can we move New Brunswick forward?”Part of that, he said, is reducing New Brunswick’s reliance on federal funding. Right now, 36 per cent of the provincial budget comes from federal transfer payments.He said that means that huge parts of the economy and the social safety net depend on decisions that others make.However, Higgs said he’s calling on the federal government to provide support for priorities that drive the province forward, rather than directing federal money towards ribbon cuttings and good news announcements.“We need to change the belief that every time Ottawa offers us a 50-50 funding project, we need to take the deal or we are losing money.”His comment comes just a day after pulling the plug on financing for the 2021 Francophonie Games because of escalating costs and Ottawa’s funding formula.Kirsty Duncan, the federal sports minister, was critical of the decision, saying that Higgs was “leaving federal dollars on the table.”Higgs also used his speech to repeat his criticism of Quebec for standing in the way of the construction of a revived Energy East pipeline to move oil from the west to Eastern Canada and a refinery and export terminal in New Brunswick.He said Quebec wants to look at transmission lines to allow them to sell electricity to the New England market.“As a Canadian, I want that for them too. But it won’t be a one-way exchange,” he said.“I will expect equal concern from them for our economic future.”Higgs touched on a variety of other topics including French immersion, the management of salmon stocks and social assistance.The premier said he wants social workers to look for various solutions in an effort to break the welfare trap that keeps many people from getting jobs and breaking free of social assistance.“If a ride, or child care, or a housing subsidy will help people break the welfare trap, we should be empowering social workers to find the right solution,” he said.Higgs won a minority government last year. It is propped up by the three members of the People’s Alliance party who have promised to support the government on votes of confidence for at least 18 months.Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Saad Lamjarred Rejects Priouls Medical Exam Claims EUR 15000 of Damages

Rabat – The Saad Lamjarred scandal is far from over.Saad Lamjarred has (once again) missed his court date. The Moroccan singer chose to spend Ramadan in Morocco and be represented by his lawyer.Appointed to the Court of Great Instance (TGI) in Paris on Monday, June 4, for a medical expert opinion in summary, the singer of “Ghazali,” represented by one of his lawyers, has contested the request for a medical examination from the complainant, Laura Prioul. In addition, Lamjarred is suing Prioul for defamation over her legal request. French authorities arrested Saad Lamjarred on October 26 for the alleged rape of Laura Prioul. He was released and put under surveillance on April 13.Last month, Prioul’s lawyer requested a medical expert in Paris, aiming to establish a link between the rape she reportedly suffered in October 2016 and the deterioration of her  health since.“We pleaded this morning the request for medical examination of Laura Prioul to the High Court of Paris in summary, because she has a problem with her left kidney that no longer works and we want to see if it has a link with the aggression,” said her lawyer Jean-Maric Desboubes to HuffPost Maroc.Desboubes added that “the Dupond-Moretti firm was present to represent Saad Lamjarred. They objected to the request for an examination and claim 15,000 euros in damages from Laura Prioul because they find that this request is detrimental to their client.”Monday was not the first time that Lamjarred missed a court date. The first hearing was originally scheduled for April 9 and was postponed until Monday.Mediapart attributed Saad Lamjarred’s absence to “a hangover due to a big anniversary party in the night club l’Arc Paris two nights before the audience.” A video of the Moroccan singer celebrating his birthday while standing next to a bottle of vodka has also been circulating on YouTube.However, this time, the popstar’s presence in court is not required by law. Lamjarred, who is spending some family time in Morocco, will have to wait for the report of the doctors to decide whether Laura Prioul’s deteriorating health is related to the alleged rape or not. The verdict will be returned on June 18.Lamjarred is also facing arrest in the United States for another case of sexual assault in 2010, where an Albanian-American woman accused him of rape and violence. read more

UN refugee agency concerned over Swedens reported plan to deport Iraqis

The spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Melissa Fleming, told reporters in Geneva that those reportedly targeted for repatriation “have profiles that would warrant protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention or the European Union’s Qualifications Directive.”“UNHCR was troubled that its advice, including on the situation of minorities in Iraq, was not sufficiently taken into account by Sweden when reviewing negative decisions that were made in 2008 and 2009,” Ms. Fleming said, adding that the agency believed that the Swedish authorities had not adequately taken into account the recent deterioration in the situation of minorities in Iraq.UNHCR has frequently appealed for countries to ensure that asylum applicants originating from Iraq’s central governorates of Baghdad, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din, as well as Kirkuk province, benefit from international protection by being granted refugee status. Ms. Fleming said that the agency understood that many of those being returned on tomorrow came from those identified areas.She said that 413 Iraqis were sent back to their country of origin from Europe last year and some 51 Iraqis have been deported so far this year. 18 January 2011The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern over reports that Sweden planned to send about 25 Iraqis back to Baghdad tomorrow, saying that a number of those scheduled to be deported belong to religious and ethnic groups that have been targeted in recent attacks. read more

Toronto stock index down on tumbling oil prices as the loonie remains

TORONTO — Tumbling oil prices saw the commodity-heavy Toronto stock index give up some of the week’s gains on Friday ahead of the holiday weekend.The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 47.98 points to 15,728.32, as the November crude contract fell $1.50 to US$49.29 per barrel.It was a wobbly week of fluctuating optimism and pessimism about OPEC oversupply fears.Panic resurfaced on Monday following a report from oilfield services company Baker Hughes that more oil drilling rigs went into operation last week after two weeks of declines, and Reuters reported that output of OPEC nations grew in September.Then earlier on Wednesday, data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration temporarily swayed concerns when it reported that U.S. commercial crude oil inventories decreased by 6.0 million barrels for the week ending Sept. 29. But then later that same day the EIA reported that U.S. crude exports jumped to 1.98 million barrels per day, marking the fourth weekly increase.“People have started to have some second thoughts or doubts about the ability of OPEC to effectively curtail production enough to push crude higher,” said Andrew Pyle, a senior wealth adviser at Scotia Wealth Management. “That will weigh on the markets.”It was last November that OPEC and 10 other oil-producing countries, including Russia, agreed to cut their production until March 2018 in a bid to combat a supply glut and shore up crude prices.Still, Pyle added, “I don’t think the story has really changed for crude oil going into the fourth quarter. We’ve been hovering around the US$50 mark, global growth remains strong.“Yeah, we are seeing U.S. production come back — that’s eating through the export numbers — but the demand side of it really hasn’t changed at all.”Slumping energy stocks also took a toll on U.S. stocks’ record high week on Friday, as Wall Street’s S&P 500 index gave back 2.74 points to 2,545.49 and the Dow Jones industrial average nudged down 1.72 points to 22,773.67.Only the Nasdaq composite index was able to squeak out its sixth consecutive record high, as it added 4.82 points to 6,590.18.In economic news, it was a washout for U.S. jobs growth as employers cut more jobs last month than they added, the first time that’s happened in seven years. Economists, who had been warning of a particularly weak figure in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, downplayed the report.In Canada, jobs data was far rosier. Statistics Canada said Friday that the labour market posted a 10th-straight month of net job gains in September to match the economy’s longest monthly streak since the financial crisis almost a decade ago. The national unemployment rate stayed at a nine-year low of 6.2 per cent.Experts underlined a lot of positives in the jobs report that arrived amid recent signs suggesting the economy is already starting to cool down, as widely expected, following red-hot start to the year.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was unchanged, trading at an average price of 79.69 US.Elsewhere in commodities, the November natural gas contract was down six cents at US$2.86 per mmBTU, the December gold contract was up $1.70 to US$1,274.90 an ounce, and the December copper contract dropped two cents to US$3.03 a pound.The TSX will be closed Mon., Oct. 9 for the Thanksgiving holiday. U.S. markets will remain open.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter read more

Lions Suh May Receive Another NFL Fine

It’s getting to the point where the NFL appears to be singling out Detroit Lions’ player Ndamukong Suh for scrutiny, as the defensive tackle is facing yet another potential fine.The NFL is currently reviewing Suh’s play against the Cleveland Browns in Sunday’s game. Suh appeared to lead with his helmet when he hit Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden.The hit happened after the QB let go the ball but it wasn’t penalized. After the play was shown on video posted on Tuesday, the vice president of officiating, Dean Blandino said, “Why don’t we look at it some more?” indicating that they may change the call.Suh, who has a heap of fines on his resume, was fined $100,000 earlier in the year for an illegal block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan in Week 1. He appealed the penalty, but lost last week. That payment was the largest fine in NFL history for an on-field conduct issue. read more

Ohio State field hockey loses 2nd straight game

Sophomore forward Brooke Hiltz (6) marks an opposing player during a game against Penn State on Sept. 28 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 4-3.Credit: Grant Miller / Copy chiefBehind two goals from senior forward Jenna Chrismer, Penn State field hockey outlasted Ohio State, 4-3, Sunday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field.OSU senior co-captain and midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner made the game interesting late when she converted on a penalty stroke with 7:50 left to play in regulation to cut Penn State’s lead to one.The Buckeyes (3-6, 0-2) couldn’t climb the ladder, however, and were unable to break through in the game’s final minutes.Freshman midfielder Maddy Humphrey created the penalty stroke after she dribbled down the field and was tackled inside the scoring circle. She subsequently had to leave the game due to a right leg injury, but returned with less than four minutes to play.OSU had one final gasp when junior back and co-captain Emma Royce fired on goal off a penalty corner with a little more than five minutes left, but redshirt-senior goalie Kylie Licata made a diving stop to preserve the game for Penn State (8-2, 2-1).Despite the valiant effort toward the finish, OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said Sunday the game was lost in the opening minutes against the two-time defending Big Ten champions.“We could have (done) a lot better job in the first 15-20 minutes of setting the tone and playing strong defense,” Wilkinson said. “We need to be able to take charge in the (defending) circle.”Royce said the team’s mindset must change in order to dictate the pace from the start of each game.“I think the best way we can stay focused for the first 15 (minutes) is instead of ball watching, focusing on our tempo and keeping possession of the ball,” she said. “The reason why we get turned over in our back third in the early 15 is because we give away the ball too easily. So it’s more attention to detail, which I think is the key.”It took Penn State just 2:41 to get on the board when Chrismer scored off an assist from senior forward Taylor Herold from three yards out.Less than eight minutes later, with the score 2-1, Chrismer connected again off a pass from sophomore midfielder Carly Celkos.“I think we need to mentally prepare beforehand, have good warm-ups,” OSU junior forward Peanut Johnson said. “It starts there because I think it’s taking us a little bit of time to be on our game, which can’t happen.”In the second half, OSU struggled with Penn State’s size and the pressure they put on the ball. The Buckeyes found it hard to get into scoring position, recording five shots in the second period.Penn State had a 4-2 advantage in penalty corners in the second half. Penn State sophomore back Emilee Ehret converted off one a little more than 10 minutes into the frame with assists from Herold and senior forward Laura Gebhart. And Ehret’s goal proved to be the difference maker in the end.Herold’s three assists Sunday put her one point away from 100 in her Penn State career.The Buckeyes are set to go on the road for three consecutive games to start October against Maryland, Virginia and Rutgers. OSU is set to face Maryland on Friday in College Park, Md., at 3:30 p.m. read more

Antimoney laundering fight to see the use of cash sniffing dogs

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related”We want to work with an entity that’s operating the way it should be” – Quinn on SOCUMay 22, 2019In “Crime”LETTER: Rushed and poorly prepared cases by SOCU are being directed by a political agendaOctober 5, 2018In “latest news”SOCU being “kicked about like a political football” – British expertFebruary 25, 2016In “latest news” UK-based advisor to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) Dr Sam Sittlington  who had made recommendations earlier this year to have the Unit implement cash sniffer dogs at ports of entry, now says that they are going ahead with the project.Sittlington who returned to his role in SOCU earlier this year posited that these specialist dogs are being sourced from the United States and Canada and will have to be trained and acclimatised locally.Sittlington explained that “they have a good arrangement for bringing dogs here to be utilised at the airports. That’s very important.”He acknowledged that while dogs here could be used, they are not trained specifically to sniff out cash. He cautioned that, because of the need to train these cash dogs, it would take time to get the programme up and running.“There are dogs being trained in Canada and the US. They have to be brought here and be trained specifically on certain cash, and that takes about three to five months. They have to be introduced to their trainers, and the process of working together has to take place before they can actually be utilised,” he said.Currency does actually have an aroma produced by the paper and ink used to print it. This is how trained sniffer dogs detect large sums of cash that are usually smuggled in from different ports of entry. read more

Gorge fires top readers list of 2017 stories

first_imgThis summer’s fires in the Columbia River Gorge are the story of the year, according to two different groups of Columbian readers. But after that, there’s not much crossover at all.As members of The Columbian’s news team compiled our Top 10 list of stories for 2017, we also invited readers to make their own picks from an online version of our 20-item ballot.Finally, we tallied up the 2017 stories that drew the most page views at wildland burning in the Gorge — the Eagle Creek fire on the Oregon side and Skamania County’s Archer Mountain blaze — was the No. 1 story on all three Top 10 lists, and by wide margins. (Another aspect of the Eagle Creek fire was No. 8 on the online page-view list, after a Vancouver teen was suspected of starting the blaze.)After that initial bit of agreement, the list of most-read stories online went in a different direction. After all, the tally of most-viewed online stories was not determined by the 20-item ballot that guided our news staff and the readers who responded to our poll.With one exception, the stories that drew the most eyes to involved breaking news, untimely deaths and teens.last_img read more

ECFR voters asked to back levy lift rate hike

first_imgCAMAS — East County Fire & Rescue district voters will vote on a levy rate increase in November after the district board of commissioners unanimously voted to ask for the tax increase to pay for district needs related to rising call volumes.If approved by voters, the lid lift would bring the fire district property tax levy to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value, amounting to another 21 cents per $1,000 in property taxes, according to the district.That’d be about $7.87 per month for the owner of a $450,000 home.State law allows the agency a 1 percent increase in revenue per year, but that amount has not kept up with inflation or rising costs, the district says.If passed, the levy would return to the amount district voters approved in 2008. Over time, the levy rates fell as property values increased, butting up against the 1 percent total increase as allowed by law, limiting new revenue as the area, and costs, grew, the district said.Call volumes for the agency have increased 52 percent since 2007, according to district staff. Likewise, utility, staff health insurance, training and operations costs have grown.last_img read more

East Clark County bridge effort prompts late scramble

first_imgNovember’s vote on Clark County Commissioner David Madore’s vision for a third bridge across the Columbia River is facing a last-minute hurdle.With only a few hours to go, commissioners are working to appoint members of two committees who will write pro and con statements for a nonbinding vote on the bridge, which will appear in the general election voters’ pamphlet. The deadline for naming committee members is 5 p.m. today.The advisory vote — approved by commissioners July 29 on a 2-1 vote — is intended to gauge whether there’s support for pursuing a bistate crossing from Southeast 192nd Avenue in Vancouver to Airport Way in Portland. Madore, a major opponent of the failed Columbia River Crossing, has been pushing the project as a congestion-relieving option worth investigating. Others have been skeptical of the idea, questioning everything from the bridge’s $860 million price tag, to its five-year development timeline and its ability to actually relieve congestion.He said Wednesday at a county board time meeting that he’d take the lead in forming the pro advisory vote committee but would abstain from naming people to the con committee.last_img read more

Using local foods a Juneau middle school teacher demystifies cooking for kids

first_imgChris Heidemann says this smokehouse, pictured here on May 17, 2019, took around three hours and $200 worth of materials to build. (Photo by Zoe Grueskin/KTOO) “I have six functioning kitchens, set up with stoves, KitchenAids, microwaves, food processors, everything you’d need. Sinks for doing dishes,” Heidemann said. Chris Heidemann checks on the final batch of salmon on May 17, 2019. He came to school at 4:30 that morning to light the fire in the smokehouse. (Photo by Zoe Grueskin/KTOO) Heidemann teaches hunter education and outdoor life skills classes, which he says mostly focus on preparing food. The smokehouse they use is easily built. Often he’ll have the students construct it, using plans he found online. He says the whole thing comes together in about three hours with $200 worth of materials. Most families contribute a $25 class fee, but Heidemann says that’s just a request, and no one is turned away if they can’t pay. Some projects are funded by specific grants that the Juneau School District helps him find. Inside, his classroom is full of more gadgets. It’s the last week of school before summer break, and things are pretty laid back at FDMS — at least in room 204, where the students are enjoying snacks and a nature documentary. It’s pretty standard end-of-year stuff, but that smoked salmon wasn’t bought at the store. The students smoked it themselves right outside their classroom just a few days before, with the help of their teacher, Chris Heidemann. Students in Chris Heidemann’s outdoor life skills class enjoys smoked salmon on May 20, 2019. The class smoked the salmon the week before. (Photo by Zoe Grueskin/KTOO) His class cooks pretty much every week. Over the course of the semester, they work up to more complicated recipes and projects, like the fish smoking. Heidemann’s goal is to demystify cooking for his students. Over the years he’s taught the class, he says, he’s learned to start with the basics. Even boiling water on the stove can be intimidating for a first-time cook. So Heidemann says that’s where they start. Fish smoking is one of them. That project’s been supported by a state program called Nutritional Alaskan Foods in Schools, which aims to bring more local foods to students. “Just being able to be even more local with the foods that we use,” he said. “Maybe even growing something, but that could be years in the future with how things are developing right now.” Heidemann has plenty of dreams for the class. He’d love to do more foraging and work with local game meat, like deer. The state grant that supports Heidemann’s fish smoking was last funded in 2015. That’s been enough to keep his classes smoking salmon since then. The district estimates that money will run out after next school year. For kids who’ve never cooked, smoking their own salmon might seem out of reach. But a teacher at Juneau’s Floyd Dryden Middle School wants his students to know it’s just another life skill they can master — and shows them how to do it.last_img read more

Karan Wahi arrested in molestation case TV actor slams media over mistaken

first_imgKaran WahiInstagramTV actor Karan Wahi recently became a victim of a mistaken identity when the news of a certain Karan Wahi getting arrested in a molestation case started doing the rounds of the internet. Some online news portals had used Karan Wahi’s picture instead of the accused by the same name who had allegedly molested a 22-year-old model at an apartment in Malad, Mumbai after hosting a party.As soon as Karan learned about the mishap, the actor slammed the media portals which had used his image after they mistook him for the real culprit.”I would request some of the MEDIA PORTALS to be little responsible and verify which Karan Wahi they are talking about before putting my pictures in an article, which is not about me. Ur carelessness can cause the other person a lot of issues. Thank u,” Karan Wahi took to Instagram stories to clear the air around his mistaken identity.He even shared the image of the accused Karan Wahi and said, “This is the Karan Wahi you need to make people aware of not me” adding that he will now go back to enjoy his vacation in London. Karan WahiInstagram Karan WahiInstagramAccording to reports, a music composer named Karan Wahi and film producer Mundra Singh Nagar were recently arrested for molesting a model on the pretext of making her an assistant director of their upcoming project. The model had alleged that the two sexually assaulted her in her sleep after she found some scratches on her chest the next morning.last_img read more

PM violates electoral code EC remains silent BNP

first_imgLogo of BNPBNP on Thursday alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina has violated the election code of conduct by holding a meeting with her party’s 4,500 nomination seekers at her official residence Ganabhaban, reports UNB.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi criticised the election commission (EC) for what he said playing a silent role over the matter.”The prime minister’s meeting with Awami League’s nomination seekers at Ganabhaban is a clear violation of section 14 (2) of the election code of conduct,” he said.The BNP leader further said, “The chief election commissioner is silent over such unlawful party activities at a state establishment spending public money.”He alleged that though the vehicle movement came to a halt on the roads in the areas adjacent to Ganabhaban on Wednesday due to gathering of Awami League leaders and activists, law enforcers did not take any action against them.Rizvi alleged that the law enforcers are acting as per the directives of the ruling party.He said the ruling party leaders and activists got huge legal and illegal arms over the last 10 years.Though the election schedule is announced, the BNP leader said, the commission is yet to issue any order to deposit arms to the authorities concerned as it wants to hold a ‘voter-less violent’ election.He alleged that the election commission is working to keep the field level for a particular party.Rizvi said people believe that police attacked their party leaders and activists and wounded them with bullets in front of their office on Wednesday at the behest of ruling party general secretary Obaidul Quader.He alleged the clash ensued after police ran their vehicle over their leaders and activists. “We want to know from the commission how come police ran their vehicle on people.”last_img read more

Everything agents have to deal with in one hilarious video

first_imgLife of a travel agent! ? ?Posted by Christian Hull on Monday, April 24, 2017 Posted by SYDNEY — Only a fellow travel agent will understand the many hardships of the job. From crazy customer complaints to over-the-top demands to putting together a complicated itinerary only for the customer to end up booking online themselves, being a travel agent in this day and age is no walk in the park.But when the going gets tough, the tough gets going, which according to online personality Christian Hull is best done through a mock video that highlights all the crazy issues agents face on a daily basis. Sporting a wig and posing as a fictitious travel agent, Hull hilariously depicts several scenarios between agents and customers that often leave the former feeling frustrated, slighted or downright confused.And with Travel Agent Day in Canada coming up on May 3, the video is a delightful reminder of just how hard agents work every single day. We salute you!Watch the video here: << Previous PostNext Post >> Everything agents have to deal with in one hilarious videocenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: LOL, Video Friday, April 28, 2017 last_img read more

Awardwinning Couture jewelry designer Erica Court

first_imgAward-winning Couture jewelry designer Erica Courtney did it again this year, taking home another glamorous accolade. Courtney’s Drop Dead Gorgeous® platinum creations were the talk of the 2009 Couture® trade show hosted in Las Vegas, NV. The delicately detailed rose-cut diamond chain was paired with a stunning platinum and diamond Queens Charm. This is the second consecutive year Courtney has been honored with PGI’s top prize in Best Red Carpet Jewelry.The stunning necklace and charm are intricately paved and the carat weight of the two components totals over 7 carats. This chic combination has already graced red carpets at A-list events, worn by celebrities such as; Dancing With the Stars’ Samantha Harris, Desperate Housewives’ Alfre Woodard, and Dexter’s’ Lauren Velez. Statement necklaces are a major trend this season, and there is no doubt you will see this Queen’s charm necklace on the red carpet again and again.Erica’s Drop Dead Gorgeous® award-wining collection has kept the jewelry industry on its toes for the past two decades. Erica set and raised the bar by designing truly captivating couture jewelry, making her a favorite choice of celebrities, stylists, and editors. Erica Courtney® jewelry rocks from the red carpet to the covers of top fashion and industry magazines. Diehard celebrity fans and collectors include Madonna, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Taylor, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp. Erica Courtney® jewelry generates top-notch press and is consistently featured on covers and in the pages of Vogue, In Style, People, Marie Claire, and The New York Times. Courtney recently launched her newest venture, a stunning bridal collection, Erica Courtney® Gorgeous & Engaged™, inspired by the marriage of her son.www.ericacourtney.comlast_img read more

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