Katsushika http://katsushika.org/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 20:57:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://katsushika.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Katsushika http://katsushika.org/ 32 32 North Korea’s Missile Tests Pose a Serious Threat to Japan and the Global Community, Says Hirokazu Matsuno, Chief Secretary of the Japanese Government https://katsushika.org/north-koreas-missile-tests-pose-a-serious-threat-to-japan-and-the-global-community-says-hirokazu-matsuno-chief-secretary-of-the-japanese-government/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:28:10 +0000 https://katsushika.org/north-koreas-missile-tests-pose-a-serious-threat-to-japan-and-the-global-community-says-hirokazu-matsuno-chief-secretary-of-the-japanese-government/

Tokyo [Japan], Jan 14 (NNA/Sputnik): North Korea’s missile tests pose a serious threat to Japan and the world community, Hirokazu Matsuno, Chief Secretary of the Japanese Government, said on Friday. “North Korea’s repeated missile tests are a serious problem and pose a threat not only to Japan but to the region and the entire international community,” Matsuno said at a press briefing.

At 2:55 p.m. local time (0555 GMT) on Friday, the Japanese Coast Guard issued a warning about a possible missile launch by North Korea. Minutes later, he reported that what could be a ballistic missile fired by Pyongyang went down. After the alleged missile launch, Japan set up a government crisis response center. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has ordered ministries to carry out a detailed analysis of the situation, including air and sea transport security, and take all necessary precautions in case of emergency, Kyodo reported, citing sources. governmental.

Today’s launch, if confirmed, will be North Korea’s third weapons test in a week. The last launch was on January 11. (ANI/Sputnik)

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What to expect when you take out payday loans https://katsushika.org/what-to-expect-when-you-take-out-payday-loans/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 19:26:49 +0000 https://katsushika.org/what-to-expect-when-you-take-out-payday-loans/

Payday loans are a convenient way to get quick cash when time is of the essence.


The costs are higher than with a traditional loan, but that’s the price you pay for quick and easy processing.

In addition, payday loans are short-term, low-value loans, so the higher interest rates are almost negligible. For example, if you get a payday loan online in Canada, you cannot borrow more than $1,500.

In Alberta, the maximum a payday lender can charge is $15 for every $100. If you borrow $1,500, the total amount you need to repay is $1,725 ​​(usually between 42 and 62 days). You can count on these things if you go to a licensed payday lender, so make sure you do.

Here are some other things to expect when taking out payday loans.

You must prove that you can repay it

Contrary to popular belief, a payday lender won’t just hand you a wad of cash for asking. You must prove that you can repay it. Generally, you must prove that you have a regular income, a bank account and a permanent address.

If you go to a physical store, you will need to fill out an application form. You will do the same for an online payday lender, except you will fill out an online form. It could look like this:


You can expect feedback on your loan application within minutes to an hour. The payday lender will ask you to complete a pre-authorized debit form if you are approved. The form will allow the lender to withdraw the loan amount plus fees from your bank account on the due date. Some lenders may require a post-dated check instead.

Only transact with approved payday lenders, especially if they require a pre-authorized debit form. You give them access to your account, so you have to be careful. Do your research before applying for a loan from an online payday lender.

You can cancel the loan within two days

According to location, you may be able to cancel your loan. You can repay the money without interest within two days of signing the loan agreement. This is also known as “cooling period.

Some of the provinces that stipulate this include Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island. Additionally, payday lenders may be required to provide a cancellation form.

You can usually find the cancellation form on the last page of the loan agreement.

You get your money almost immediately

Payday lenders can remit money or deposit into your bank account once your application has been accepted. Some lenders may only deal with a prepaid card, which may mean paying extra to use it. With online payday lenders, you will usually receive your money through your bank account.

You must read the agreement

The loan contract stipulates all the conditions of the loan. This includes what you have to pay and when. Make sure you fully understand all the terms of the agreement before signing it. If there’s anything you don’t understand, don’t hesitate to ask.

You should only deal with approved lenders

Payday lenders in Canada operate under strict regulations, whether online or in a physical location. However, many aren’t allowed and aren’t too scrupulous about following the rules. Only transact with approved payday lenders and pay on time to avoid any issues.

Twinkie Town Prospect Voting 2022: Round 4 | 2022 Minnesota Twins Top Prospects https://katsushika.org/twinkie-town-prospect-voting-2022-round-4-2022-minnesota-twins-top-prospects/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://katsushika.org/twinkie-town-prospect-voting-2022-round-4-2022-minnesota-twins-top-prospects/

Joe Ryan wins round three without too much trouble. He is listed in the starting rotation for 2022.

  1. Royce Lewis 40% (Martin 37%, Balazovic 23%)
  2. Austin Martin 65% (Balazovic 25%, Duran 7%, Woods-Richardson 2%)
  3. Joe Ryan 43% (Balazovic 27%, Miranda 24%, Duran 4%, Woods-Richardson 2%)

We still have enough pitchers so I’m going to add a position player for this round.

Jordan Balazovic was drafted by the Twins in the 5th round of the 2016 draft out of St. Martin’s High School in Mississauga, Ont. He had committed to pitching at Auburn, but the Twins overshot and signed him for a $515,000 bonus. He was one of the youngest players in the draft that summer due to a birthday in September and has since gone from 6’3″ 170 pounds to 6’5″ 215 pounds. On draft day, he impressed with his fastball control and a decent change. Since draft day, his fastball speed has increased from 89 MPH to 95 MPH and added downhill motion. The change has improved and it has added a good slider while maintaining its above average control. In 2019, he started the year at Cedar Rapids and was dominant (14.4 K/9, 1.7 BB/9) in four starts, earning him a promotion to Fort Myers. In 73 innings at this level, he again impressed with an 11.8 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 and earned promotion in September to Double-A Pensacola for the playoffs. He is no longer a ‘dormant’ prospect after joining Royce Lewis at the MLB Futures Game at All-Star Weekend 2019. He also played for Team Canada at the Pan American Games that summer. Balazovic was one of St. Paul’s training site prospects in 2020. After getting off to a late start due to a back injury, Balazovic has spent 2021 pitching for Double-A Wichita. He made 20 starts with mixed results averaging less than 5 innings per start with an RA9 of 4.45. He had a great fastball and added a separator to complete it last summer. Expect to see him in St. Paul this summer with a possible debut with the Twins.

Jhoan Duran was signed in 2015 by the Diamondbacks as an international free agent from the Dominican Republic. He slowly moved up the rookie leagues by increasing foot count in his first two seasons (K/BB around 2, Run Average around 5). He showed modest improvement in 2017 with an improved strikeout rate and low A-ball promotion, but his ERA was still 4.24. His breakthrough came in pitching for Kane County in the Midwest League in 2018 with a 9.9 K/9 before the trade. The Twins acquired him at the deadline as part of Eduardo Escobar’s carry. Duran quickly impressed by pitching a 7-inning shutout in one of his first games as a core. He finished the 2018 season with a 10.3 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, and 4.65 AR/9 in 100-2/3 innings in the Midwest League. Core Manager (now Saints) Toby Gardenhire describes Duran like having “lead power…he makes guys hunt a lot in the zone. He’s got a really good arm, he’s got a four seam, he runs up there at almost 97 miles an hour. He can sinking him at 91, 92.” Baseball America calls his sinking fastball a “splinker” and said the Twins also improved his change and curve (good article with video). In 2019, he started at Fort Myers, posting an 11.0 K/9, 3.6 BB/9 and 3.35 RA in 78 innings, earning him a July promotion to Double-A. In Pensacola, he kept his strikeout rate at 10.0 K/9 and cut his walks to 2.2 BB/9, but his run average dropped to 4.86 in 37 innings. He has the stuff and the build (6’5” 230 lbs) to succeed at the major league level, but will need to learn to sequence his four pitches to be effective as a starting pitcher. He was added to the 40-man roster before 2020 and used an optional one-year training at the alternate training site. 2021 was set to be a big year for Duran with a promotion to Triple-A, but instead he pitched just 16 innings due to injury. 2022 will be a breakthrough season with Duran using his 3rd option. Sending him to the bullpen is a possibility if he is unable to earn a promotion as a starting pitcher by midseason.

Simeon Woods-Richardson began his professional career in the Dishes organization after making him their 2018 second-round pick. He went from high school in Sugar Land, TX to rookie ball that summer in the Gulf Coast League and dominated 5 games at that level. This earned him promotion to the Appalachian League team for his last 2 starts of the summer and his last line was 13.5 K/9 and 6.5 K/BB. The Mets promoted him to singles A Columbia and he continued to impress with an 11.1 K/9 and 5.7 K/BB in 78.1 innings. His time at Columbia was cut short when he was traded to the Blue Jays as part of the Mets deal for Marcus Stroman. The Blue Jays promoted him to Dunedin and Woods-Richardson finished the year strong at that level. He was named to multiple Top 100 prospect lists following the 2019 season and once again after COVID-19 halted the 2020 minor league season. He started the 2021 season with another promotion to Double-A New Hampshire but had mixed results. He was still knocking out players (13.3 K/9) but his walk rate soared (5.7 BB/9) as his control suffered from free time. He was appointed to Composition of the American team for the Olympic Games and in Tokyo was swapped to twins as part of the package for Jose Berrios. After winning an Olympic silver medal, he joined the Twins organization in Wichita. He continued to struggle with the steps, but it’s important to realize that at age 20 he was throwing Double-As when many players his age were still undrafted amateurs. Expect him to start the 2021 season at Double-A to work on his control. If he is able to return to his previous form, he could be a mainstay in the Twins rotation as early as 2023.

Puerto Rican Jose Miranda was the 73rd overall pick in 2016 MLB Draft. He made his debut with the GCL Twins and hit .227 while playing three positions in the field. In 2017, the Twins sent him to Elizabethton and played him mostly in 2B because the team had Andrew Bechtold in 3B. Miranda improved at the plate in 2017 hitting .283/.340/.484 in 247 plate appearances. In 2018, he split time defensively between second base and third. He started the season at Cedar Rapids and hit .277/.326/.434 in 104 games. He earned a late-season promotion to Fort Myers and initially struggled to bat .216 in 27 games to finish the season, but he hit .400 with two homers in the playoffs, helping the Miracle to win the Florida State League Championship. The Twins sent him back to Fort Myers and in 2019 and he continued to split time at 2B and 3B with a bit of SS for good measure. His swing is designed to get the ball over the fence, but Fort Myers is a tough place to hit dingers and Miranda only hit 8 HR while chopping .248/.299/.364. He started 2021 at Double-A Wichita and had no trouble hitting that level posting a .345/.408/.588 slash line and earning a promotion to Triple-A. With the Saints, he maintained that production level hitting .343/.397/.563 – enough to earn him the Twins Award for Best Minor League Hitter. He seems best suited for 3B but the Twins have groomed him for a utility role by playing him fairly regularly at 2B and 1B. Miranda is ready to contribute to the Twins now and should get her chance next summer.

Gilberto Celestino was signed as an international free agent by the Houston Astros for a bonus of $2.5 million in 2015. He ranked as the #7 international perspective this signing period. As an outfielder who throws left and hits right, a combination that mostly worked for Rickey Henderson, he is a rarity. He runs fast and throws hard, which has earned him an excellent reputation as an outfielder. After hitting .268/.331/.379 as an 18-year-old in the Appalachian League, the Astros promoted him to the New York-Penn league in 2018. He hit .323/.387/. 480 for the Tri-City Valley Cats. . Celestino was acquired along with Jorge Alcala in 2018 in exchange for reliever Ryan Pressly. After being acquired by the twins he was sent back to the Appalachian League to play with the Elizabethton Twins instead of being assigned to Cedar Rapids. He finished the 2018 season with .266/.308/.349 which was a downgrade from his past performances in the same league. He made his 2019 debut at Cedar Rapids and hit .276/.350/.409 with plenty of doubles and excellent defense. He earned a late-season promotion to Fort Myers and hit .300/.333/.433 in 33 AP at that level. He was added to the 40-man roster to ensure he wasn’t selected in the 2019 draft. He used an option in 2020 while working at St. Paul. In 2021, he started the season at Wichita with .250/.344/.381 in 21 games before a Byron Buxton injury necessitated his big league debut. He has terrific tools and is considered an average MLB defender in center field, but struggled at the plate with just .136 as a Twin. Celestino was demoted to Triple-A St. Paul and adjusted well to that level hitting .290/.384/.443 in 49 games to end the season. Look for him to get more development time at Triple-A with another call likely in 2022.


2020 Prospect Voting: Round 4

  • 51%

    Jordan Balazovic

    (40 votes)

  • 2%

    Simeon Woods-Richardson

    (2 voices)

  • 1%

    Gilberto Celestino

    (1 vote)

78 voices in total

Vote now

WASP Book 40th Anniversary 2022 Tour with Armored Saint https://katsushika.org/wasp-book-40th-anniversary-2022-tour-with-armored-saint/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 21:06:05 +0000 https://katsushika.org/wasp-book-40th-anniversary-2022-tour-with-armored-saint/

WASP will tour the United States for the first time in a decade this fall as the group, led by guitarist and vocalist Blackie Lawless, celebrate their 40th anniversary with Armored Saint in tow for all 28 stops.

Formed in 1982, WASP appeared in the midst of Los Angeles’ scorching glam rock / metal scene and sparked a lot of controversy in its early days, notoriously throwing chunks of raw meat into the crowd. And then there was the whole buzzsaw fly that Lawless liked more.

The band’s sound then branched out and they dismissed the more shocking elements of their show on stage as the lyrical approach became more serious, especially on the more notable records. Headless Children (1989) and The Crimson Idol (1992), which moved away from the more dubious themes of the past.

Lawless temporarily separated the band for brief periods in the late ’80s and early’ 90s, but WASP has since remained active since 1995 amid numerous roster changes and its last outing. Golgotha in 2015.

Making an abundance of references to the WASP catalog, Lawless said of the upcoming tour: “For over 10 years we haven’t toured on American soil. But from October 29, 2022… we’re coming back. 10 years, I would like, 10 years I swore, 10 years that I would want to go back… To my native country… and be a Wild Child, a Love Machine, be Blind in Texas, On Your Knees and Headless. So join me and the band, and Very Special Guests Armored Saint, as we celebrate WASP’s 40th Anniversary Tour… Back in the US… Back to top. I’m going to scream, because I want to feed, because I want to bleed, because I want to be somebody. WASP 40th Anniversary Tour… Back to the United States… Back to the beginning.

Armored Saint frontman John Bush added, “Armored Saint is totally excited to be the special guest on the upcoming WASP 40th Anniversary Tour. This tour will bring us back to our fond memories of sharing the stage with WASP at the Troubadour in Hollywood where it all started in 1982. We are also delighted to play songs from our last record, Punch in the sky, since we haven’t done any shows since its release in 2020. Old schoolers, I’m waiting for you there! New students, we want you there! It’s going to be awesome !”

The tour runs from October 29 to December 9 and all dates can be viewed below. Guitar legend Michael Schenker will also be joining the trek for a few dates in early November, so check the listings carefully.

Tickets go on sale January 14 at 3 p.m. here.

WASP 40th Anniversary Tour Dates with Armored Saint

October 29 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
October 30 – Tempe, Arizona @ Marquee Theater
October 31 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
November 02 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall *
November 03 – Corpus Christi, Texas @ Concrete Street *
November 04 – San Antonio, TX @ Eaton Arena *
November 05 – Dallas, Texas @ Bomb Factory *
November 09 – Tulsa, Oklahoma @ Tulsa Theater *
November 09 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ Pabst Theater
November 10 – Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin @ EPIC Event Center
November 11 – Detroit, Michigan @ Harpo’s
November 12 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theater
November 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Palace Theater
November 16 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Big Night Live
November 17 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater
November 18 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theater
November 19 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak
November 20 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theater
November 23 – Nashville, Tennessee @ Ryman Auditorium
November 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
November 26 – Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
November 29 – Leesburg, Virginia @ Tally Ho Theater
November 30 – Columbus, Ohio @ The King Of Clubs
December 02 – St Charles, Illinois @ Arcada Theater
December 03 – St Charles, Illinois @ Arcada Theater
December 05 – Denver, Colorado @ Oriental Theater
Dec. 07 – Reno, Nevada @ Grand Sierra Theater
December 09 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency

* with Michael Schenker

Top 30 Metal Hair Albums

What you need to know about high cost loans https://katsushika.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-high-cost-loans/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 16:02:25 +0000 https://katsushika.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-high-cost-loans/
  • Marla K. Williams is the Managing Counsel of the Cookeville Office of the Legal Aid Society and is also the Senior Counsel for Consumer Practice.
  • David Tarpley is a lawyer in the Nashville office and has practiced extensively in the area of ​​consumer law.

Between gifts, trees, decorations, food and other holiday expenses, the end of the year can turn into a whirlwind of spending. Now as we come out of the holiday season the bills are coming due and some Tennesséens are understandably concerned about how they are going to pay for it all.

To some, it may seem that the only option to make up for this shortfall is to take out an emergency cash loan. But the drawbacks of these loans often far outweigh the benefits, costing borrowers far more than expected and locking them into a never-ending cycle of debt.

This is because the costs associated with these loans are often so outrageous that it would be impossible for any normal person to repay them. Some might say it’s by design.