CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Tantramar Marsh The Tantramar Marsh, Cumberland County is under a wind warning with forecasted gusts of 110 km/hr. High-sided vehicles should use extra caution on the Trans-Canada Highway 104 between the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border and Exit 3. -30-
October 20, 2019
New Delhi: New idols will be Tuesday placed in a temple that was vandalised in Hauz Qazi’s Lal Kuan area here last week after a fight over parking took a communal turn, the priest said.The Durga Mandir Street committee is bearing all the expenses to renovate the temple, the residents of the street claimed. “On Tuesday, the new idols will be placed after the purification of the temple at around 10 am,” said Anil Kumar Pandey, the priest of the temple. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsTara Chand Saxena (53), a resident of the Durga Mandir Street, said, “There are 35 families living in the street who donate money to the committee. It is now bearing all the expenses to renovate the temple. Not even a single penny has been demanded from any outsider”. “We will organise a public feast from 12 pm to 6 pm after the idols will be placed in the morning,” said Saxena. Life is back to normal in the market of the Hauz Qazi area which had witnessed communal tension last week. Clashes had broken out between two groups belonging to different communities over the parking of a scooter, following which the temple was vandalised So far, the police have arrested seven men and apprehended eight juveniles in connection with the vandalism of the temple.
October 18, 2019
Mumbai: Investments in the real estate sector tripled to Rs 1.4 lakh crore during 2014-18, mainly backed by institutional investments, a recent survey said. According to the report by CII-JLL the realty sector witnessed investments to the tune of Rs 46,500 crore between 2009-2013 and Rs 1.4 lakh crore during 2014-18. “Institutional investments increased in the last ten years and have improved investor confidence, risk appetite and transparency. Enhanced use of technology across asset classes have changed the outlook of investors towards Indian real estate,” the report released during ‘CII Realty and Infrastructure Conclave’ said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe report highlighted that the commercial office segment witnessed the maximum share of institutional investments in the past 10 years. “Institutional investments in commercial office space rose to Rs 62,200 crore during 2014-18 from Rs 10,500 crore, a whopping six fold jump due to strong office space demand,” it said, adding that rise in the development of environmentally sustainable buildings and subsequent demand from occupiers have added strength to this trend. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThis asset class edged out the residential sector as retail and warehousing also witnessed some activity during 2014-18 period. During 2009-2013, opportunistic funds returned to Indian markets and picked up marquee assets in select offices (commercial and IT parks/SEZs). “Indias improving reforms scenario added value to the overall scenario. Notification of REIT regulations in 2014 led to a deluge of investments in high yielding assets with attractive valuations. This was especially in the non-IT office space as most quality IT/ITeS assets were acquired by funds,” it said. Commenting on the report, JLL India CEO and country head Ramesh Nair said, “India has gradually transformed into an investment destination of international repute post the global financial crisis and real estate and infrastructure have played a vital role. Within the space, adoption of technology coupled with policy reforms is one of the key factors for investors to consider greater participation.” While metros like NCR-Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru accounted for 74 per cent of the total institutional investments during 2009-18, we expect tier II and III cities to draw more funds in the coming years, he said. Speaking at the event, Piramal Group executive director Anand Piramal said affordable housing will take off in a big way if various approval processes involved are made time-bound and the process is streamlined.
October 16, 2019
More musicians, actors, and social media influencers than ever are sticking up for animals by going vegan, speaking out against cruelty, and more — and peta2, PETA’s youth division, is recognizing these bold forces for animal rights with its 12th Annual Libby Awards.“Libby” is short for “liberation” — as in animal liberation.This year’s winners include two repeat champions: Miley Cyrus, who nabbed the title of Best Voice for Animals for the second year in a row, thanks to her tireless promotion of vegan eating and animal issues on social media, and Blink-182, the two-time winner of Most Animal-Friendly Band, thanks in part to drummer Travis Barker’s peta2 ad. They’re joined by Miley’s sister Noah Cyrus, who snagged the Best peta2 Ad award for her anti-SeaWorld campaign, and Shameless actor Emma Kenney, who earned the Brightest Star for Animals award after her anti-breeder rant was a huge hit.“From encouraging fans to go vegan to reminding everyone to stay away from SeaWorld, today’s hottest stars are empowering young people to make kind choices,” says peta2 Senior Director Marta Holmberg. “peta2 is recognizing Miley and Noah Cyrus, blink-182, Emma Kenney, and other celebrities who are using their star power to help animals.”peta2 — whose motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way” — also awarded Libbys to, among others, Kat Von D Beauty (Best Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Company) and goodDYEyoung (Best Vegan Hair Dye), created by Paramore’s Hayley Williams. The full list of winners is available here.
October 13, 2019
EDMONTON – Alberta’s NDP government tabled its 2018-19 budget Thursday. Here are some of the highlights:— Total revenue of $47.9 billion against spending of $56.2 billion. Deficit of $8.8 billion after a $500-million cushion against low energy prices is factored in.— Fourth consecutive deficit run by Premier Rachel Notley’s government. The deficit was $6.4 billion in fiscal 2015 and $10.8 billion a year later. The current budget is on track for a $9.1-billion shortfall.— The government projects deficits will fall from $8.8 billion this year, to $7.9 billion, to $7 billion, to $4.3 billion, to $4.1 billion and finally to a $700-million surplus by the spring of 2024.— Bitumen royalties are expected to fall to $1.8 billion in 2018-19 after spiking up to $2.4 billion this fiscal year.— Crude oil royalties are expected to continue to rise and hit $1 billion.— The take from income taxes is projected to rise, with $11.4 billion from personal income tax and $4.6 billion from corporations.— For the first time, cannabis revenue is being factored into the balance sheet. Recreational marijuana use becomes legal this year and Alberta expects to take in $26 million in taxes.— Education spending is rising to $8.4 billion from $7.8 billion as the province continues to fund growing enrolment while reducing school fees.— Advanced education spending is jumping to $6.1 billion from $5.5 billion. The province is extending its tuition freeze for students.— Alberta predicts the benchmark North American oil price, West Texas Intermediate, will average US$59 a barrel this year. It currently sits above US$64.— Compensation for public-sector workers is budgeted at $26.6 billion, about half of all government spending.— Over the next three years, $5.3 billion is to be spent on climate initiatives from transit projects to home efficiency programs.— The province plans to spend $16 million for school lunch programs for 30,000 students starting this fall. That’s up from $10 million in the current school year.— The Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program is to grow by $62 million to $1.1 billion.— The government is spending $22 million more on affordable child- care spaces for a total of $393 million.— A salary freeze on non-union employees across the public sector is to be extended to September 2019.
October 3, 2019
by John Cotter, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 6, 2016 9:23 am MDT Last Updated Jul 6, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Health Canada proposes rules for veterinary antimicrobial drugs in livestock EDMONTON – The federal government is proposing new rules for veterinary drugs used in livestock as it works to reduce human health risks associated with resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobials.Health Canada says the decreasing effectiveness of antimicrobials is having a significant impact on the government’s ability to protect Canadians from infectious diseases.“The overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in animals is a contributing factor to the development and spread of AMR (antimicrobial-resistance),” reads a summary of the proposed rules.“The development of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens in animals can pose serious risks to human health when they are transmitted as food-borne or water-borne contaminants. Antimicrobial-resistant infections are associated with a greater risk of death, more complex illnesses, longer hospital stays and higher treatment costs.”The department says current regulations do not provide the necessary regulatory oversight to mitigate the risk.The proposed changes would restrict the importation of some veterinary drugs used in livestock, require drug manufacturers to follow stricter rules regarding the quality of active ingredients and allow for increased monitoring of drug sales.The department is seeking feedback on the proposals until Sept. 8.Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed, a veterinarian who advises the National Cattle Feeders’ Association, said the changes are overdue.She said there are rumours that some producers have imported antimicrobials for use on their animals, but it doesn’t appear to be a widespread problem.“The industry actually wants some of these regulations to protect us from the bad apples,” she said from her practice in Picture Butte in the heart of Alberta’s feedlot sector. “It is not in our best interest to not use drugs prudently.”The Canadian Meat Council, which represents federally registered meat packers, said it is reviewing the proposed changes with its member companies.Ron Davidson, a council spokesman, said the industry is pleased the amendments deal with the use of unapproved livestock drugs, which can leave residues in food.The Canadian Pork Council, Turkey Farmers of Canada and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association also said they are reviewing the proposed changes.“Canadian Pork Council believes the use of antibiotics is an important tool for the welfare of the animal and herd management,” said spokesman Gary Story. “Our goal is to produce safe food while reducing the need for antibiotics.”Health Canada said it is also working to phase out growth promotion claims on antimicrobial drugs used in food animal production by the fall of 2017.Department spokeswoman Rebecca Gilman said the government does not plan to ban antimicrobials in animal feed.“In some instances, antibiotics are administered in feed for both the treatment and prevention of diseases,” she said.“There is no plan to phase out this use as it remains important for food-producing animals — to still have access to antibiotic therapy.”The government says more than 75 per cent of antimicrobials sold in Canada are for use in animals, mainly to promote growth or to guard against disease and infection. About 1.6 million kilograms of antimicrobials were distributed for use in animals in 2013.Health Canada says the proposed changes will align Canada with policies in the United States and the European Union.
October 3, 2019
Hanjin Shipping to get more funds to resolve cargo crisis by Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press Posted Sep 22, 2016 6:39 am MDT Last Updated Sep 22, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SEOUL, South Korea – Hanjin Shipping is to receive as much as $100 million in additional funds to resolve the cargo crisis caused by its slide toward bankruptcy.Hanjin’s lead creditor, Korea Development Bank, said Thursday it will offer a credit line of 50 billion won ($45 million) to help the shipper unload cargo stranded offshore.The announcement comes a day after Korean Air Lines’ board approved a 60 billion won ($54 million) loan to the troubled ocean shipping line. Korean Air and Hanjin Shipping are part of Hanjin Group, one of the largest business conglomerates in South Korea. Chairman Cho Yang-ho and former Hanjin Shipping chair Choi Eun-young earlier contributed a combined $44.6 million from their personal wealth to pay for unloading cargo on Hanjin’s container ships.The state-owned bank said its credit line will be used only when other available funds from Hanjin Shipping, Korean Air, the company officials and others are used up.Even with the help of the bank, it was not clear if the new funds would be enough to solve the cargo crisis.South Korea’s Yonhap News cited a South Korean court as saying that Hanjin Shipping needs 173 billion won ($157 million) to unload cargo at ports. Including fees for transporting cargo to final destinations, the company needs 270 billion won ($245 million), Yonhap said.Dozens of ships around the world have remained stranded for nearly a month since Hanjin’s Aug. 31 bankruptcy filing because it couldn’t cover fuel bills or guarantee payment to dockworkers and others.That left billions of dollars’ worth of clothing, electronics, furniture and other goods expected to fill the shelves ahead of the fall shopping season stranded offshore. Several ships were unloaded after a U.S. court provided Hanjin protection from any more seizures in U.S. territory but many are still marooned at sea.The crisis also left sailors trapped for weeks on those ships. South Korea’s maritime ministry said sailors on the Hanjin Scarlet used rainwater for cleaning to save drinking water in case they are stranded on the vessel for a longer term. The ship only has enough food and water for its sailors until Oct. 6.Hanjin Shipping began providing food and other daily necessities to sailors who have less than 10 days of food left. A model of container ship with Hanjin Shipping Co.’s logos is displayed at its head office in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Hanjin Shipping is to receive as much as $100 million in additional funds to resolve the cargo crisis caused by its slide toward bankruptcy. (Park Dong-ju/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT
October 2, 2019
STOCKTON, Calif. — Jahlil Tripp scored 21 points and Pacific held off Division II Texas Permian Basin 74-69 on Wednesday night.The Tigers led 66-58 with 3:26 to play. Texas Permian Basin pulled to 71-69 with 35 seconds left but Jeremiah Bailey made a 3-pointer with six seconds left.Tripp made 8 of 10 field goals and was 5 of 6 from the line. Roberto Gallinat added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Anthony Townes chipped in 11 points for Pacific (7-4), which has won three of its last four games. Bailey finished with eight points.Jacob Ledoux scored 15 points and Jamani Glover had 12 for Texas Permian Basin.Adam Rivera and Ledoux made consecutive 3-pointers during a 16-2 run and the Falcons led 42-37 with 13:29 remaining. The Tigers took the lead for good with about 10 minutes left.The Associated Press
September 25, 2019
Crowds lined up for the occasionCredit: PA/ Darren Staples Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The Queen was presented with a bouquet during her visitCredit:DARREN STAPLES Big day for Newmarket as the Queen unveils the beautiful statue of herself with mare & foal on the grass @ Birdcage Walk on entrance to town pic.twitter.com/d9LWW4oMZJ— John Berry (@JohnWathenBerry) November 3, 2016 “She was tremendous – she unveiled the statue and then talked to all the people who had been involved in the project and received a bouquet from a Suffolk boy.“Then she drove down the high street and there were all the school children lined up waving flags.The 120 per cent life-sized statue is situated at the gateway to the town on a plinth or Portland stone, and was the joint work of artist Charlie Langton, who sculpted the mare and foal, and Etienne Millner, who depicted the Queen. As a sculpture it encapsulates the Queen’s lifelong passion for racing, but as a gift funded by a fellow head of state, it may also represent a royal thank-you forty years in the making.Yesterday, her majesty unveiled a bronze statue depicting herself alongside a horse and foal in 1977.Her silver jubilee, it was also the time one of the Queen’s most outstanding racehorses began to come into her own as a broodmare.Highclere sensationally landed the monarch her second fillies’ classic race when winning the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1974.After going on to claim the French Oaks at Chantilly in the same season, she was retired to stud, becoming an outstanding breeder and producing a series of quality horses, some of which themselves foaled top-class winners. After unveiling the sculpture, the Queen was shown around the grounds of the National Heritage Centre, where two of her former racehorses – Barbers Shop and Quadrille – are kept.She then watched jockey Pat Cosgrove try out a racehorse simulator before visiting the centre’s gift shop. Yesterday the people of Newmarket applauded the unveiling of an artwork paid for by Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and member of the same family which owned several of Highclere’s highly successful progeny.The piece is officially a gift from the Suffolk town, often referred to as the headquarters of British racing, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.Rachel Hood, former Mayor of Newmarket, said: “It’s well known that the Queen has a special relationship with horses and horse racing, and Newmarket wanted to celebrate that. “The Queen does so much for horse racing and breeding,” said Mr Langton.“The sport is incredibly lucky to have her so involved, not out of duty but out of genuine love and passion for the thoroughbred horse.” The Queen unveils the sculpture in NewmarketCredit:REUTERS
September 21, 2019
Google is already known for its Instant Previews within its search results, but the company announced a new kind of Instant Previews this past Friday. The new previews are designed just for video results.How many times have you been searching for a video online and have had to visit three different sites and watch part of three different videos before finding the right one? Google’s new previews will show you four frames from a video when you click on the little magnifying glass icon. The sound option is automatically switched to off, but you can click it to hear the clips’ accompanying audio. Each clip plays for about five seconds in different parts of the video. Clicking on one of the clips will take you to the full video.AdChoices广告For the most part, you can usually find the video you’re looking for right away through just regular search, but Instant Previews can be really handy when the video results are more diverse and you can’t tell them apart unless you click through the results.Instant previews show up in universal search results, as well as under Google Videos. Not all videos will have this option immediately. Video providers have to opt in to make previews available.Instant Previews for mobile are also available now. Similar to the desktop version, Instant Previews for mobile shows search results in the form of web page snapshots. This way, you can visually compare results without having to go back and forth between sites and search results, and wait for the pages to load each time you do so. To use Instant Previews, visit Google on your Android (2.2 or higher) or iOS (4.0 or higher) device and tap on the magnifying glass next to your search result. Then quickly scroll across previews by swiping with your finger, and then tap the preview to go straight to the page.Read more at The Official Google Blog
September 18, 2019
An unlucky deflection by Manuel Akanji was the difference in Sweden’s 1-0 win over Switzerland.The teams are in for #SWESUI! #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/jx0DR3xlZy— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 3, 2018Forsberg: RB Leipzig will improve under Nagelsmann Andrew Smyth – October 4, 2018 RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg feels that things will improve once Julian Nagelsmann takes charge of the club in the summerThe 31-year-old currently coaches…The first serious attempt at goal in Saint Petersburg came in the 8th minute, when Marcus Berg found himself in a position to endanger Yann Sommer’s net, but shot the ball way off the intended target. Seconds later, a Swiss defensive error led to another potentially dangerous situation. Both of Sweden’s attempts in the aftermath of the mistake were blocked. The match was pretty even. At first Sweden had more possession, then it was Switzerland who controlled the ball. Neither of them was really creative. What they were was careful and cagey. Switzerland’s attacking philosophy was simple. The center forward (in today’s case Josip Drmic) acted as a decoy to draw the central defenders outside of the box. The ball was given to Shaqiri, who after a couple of dribbles crosses the ball with his left foot in search of an incoming Steven Zuber ор Blerim Dzemaili, who made forward runs as shadow strikers.Yann Sommer successfully stopped Marcus Berg’s second chance of the match in the 29th minute. The Swiss goalkeeper had to fully stretch to make the save too. Mikael Lustig was the recipient of the first booking today. Dzemaili was in an excellent position to score in the 39th minute. His powerful shot from inside the penalty area went over the bar. It was Switzerland’s best opportunity up to that point. Albin Ekdal had an even better chance two minutes later, but managed to miss from close range after a great Lustig cross. Opportunities like that come rare in cautious matches such as this one. Missing them could have turned out to be very costly. The first half went as expected and finished scoreless.After 20 minutes of fouls and continuous interruptions, Sweden took the lead the only way it could in a game such as this one – from an own goal. Emil Forsberg found some space and took a shot that was going straight at the keeper. However, Akanji put a leg where he needn’t have and diverted the ball inside his own net. A killer blow for Switzerland. In the 73rd minute, Embolo and Seferovic replaced Dzemaili and Zuber. Vladimir Petkovic’s men realized the gravity of the situation and started piling on the pressure. Corner kick after corner kick, the Swedes kept backing down further and further inside their own box.Martin Olsson for Emil Forsberg and Emil Krafth for Mikael Lustig were the game’s next substitutions. Janne Andersson’s men were confident defensively. Olsen kept his cool on a Seferovic header in the first of three injury-time minutes. In the last minute, Sweden went into a counter attack. Martin Olsson was flying towards the keeper, leaving Lang with no choice but to push the Swedish player in order to prevent him from scoring. Damir Skomina showed on the penalty spot and sent the Swiss defender to the locker room. VAR showed the foul occurred just outside the box, Skomina overturned his decision, Sommer saved the ensuing free kick attempt and the final whistle sounded. An own goal was the difference. Sweden moves on.
September 17, 2019
Show Caption Hide Caption It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Vila, one of the world’s oldest gorillas. She was the matriarch of 5 generations. Vila passed away this afternoon surrounded by members of her family gorilla troop. If you have a favorite memory of Vila, we’d love to hear it. pic.twitter.com/zQNkm5f6v1— San Diego Zoo Safari Park (@sdzsafaripark) January 26, 2018“Vila touched many people throughout her lifetime,” said Randy Rieches, curator of mammals at the park. “She will be missed by zoo members, guests, volunteers and staff.”Vila in recent years was under veterinary care due to her old age.Gorillas are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Threats to the species include people hunting the animals for food and loss of habitat due to logging and mining. Photo by Shelley Show Caption Hide Caption KUSI Newsroom, Show Caption Hide Caption Photo by Shelley Weiss January 25, 2018 Photo by chris hart Show Caption Hide Caption One of world’s oldest gorilla dies at age 60 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park KUSI Newsroom Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Updated: 6:29 PM Photo by chris hart Submit Your Photo Posted: January 25, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 60-year-old San Diego Zoo Safari Park gorilla named Vila, one of the world’s oldest, died Thursday afternoon.Vila was believed to have been born in the Congo in October 1957. She was hand-raised at the San Diego Zoo and later moved to the Safari Park. Show Caption Hide Caption 12345 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
September 16, 2019
Summit Ascent to raise almost HK$300 million for Russian IR expansion via share placement In a filing, Genting said the ADR Program “will enable the company to gain visibility with the financial community in the US and widen Genting’s shareholder base as well as enlarge the market for Genting shares.”Genting Berhad is the parent company of Genting Singapore, which operates Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa, and Genting Malaysia which owns Resorts World Genting near Kuala Lumpur as well as the majority of the company’s US-based properties. Genting Berhad directly owns the US$4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas currently being developed at the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip. Malaysia’s Genting Berhad is set to trade an additional 40 million ordinary shares via the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to gain greater visibility with the US financial community.Genting revealed on Friday that it has been granted SEC approval to trade 8 million American Depository Receipts (ADR) shares – equal to 1.04% of the company’s issued share capital – under the ADR Program. One ADR share is equal to five Genting shares. Resorts World Manila operator announces plans to delist, go private Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts RelatedPosts Load More
September 15, 2019
The problems, he said, range from speeding cars to drive-by shootings and drug deals.“My house is just one of the small things. I can imagine one of these children are gonna get run over by somebody driving like crazy, like an animal, like as if this is NASCAR,” he said.Police located and arrested the woman, later identified as Magdalene Maurice, shortly after the crash. They said she was driving drunk.As for Castaneda, he’s left waiting with his broken fence, hoping the city will put a stop to the area’s problems.“It’s the wild, wild west,” he said.The homeowner said he hopes the city will add speed bumps to the area and additional police presence.Maurice faces several charges, including DUI and driving with a suspended license. NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A North Miami homeowner is speaking out hours after a woman came crashing into his front porch while allegedly driving under the influence.How does North Miami resident Gabriel Castaneda describe the deafening sound of metal against his property?“Horrible wake-up call,” he said.The homeowner is still reeling after the driver broke through the fence and hit a trash can before slamming into the house along Northeast 140th Street, near Dixie Highway, early Saturday morning.To make matters even worse, Castaneda said, the woman behind the wheel stepped out of her car and made a run for it.The crash left Castaneda with a broken fence, a yard torn up by tire tracks and a damaged porch. The frustrated resident said this isn’t the only issue he’s had living there.“I continue to have problems in this neighborhood, and it doesn’t stop,” he said. “It’s progressively getting worse, and I feel like someone’s gonna die.” Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
September 13, 2019
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Starting Monday, Defense Communities 360 will be getting a makeover.The static five-stories-a-day format will be replaced with a more flexible one that will be easier to scroll through on mobile devices. If you only have two minutes a day to catch up on the news from the Pentagon, Capitol Hill and defense communities, the new format, with its emphasis on streamlined teasers of news articles, will allow you to do that. And if an article piques your interest, you can click on a link to the original story for more details.At the same time, stories of particular interest to ADC members — legislation aimed at defense communities or a service-wide restructuring of a mission, for example — will continue to receive more thorough coverage.Once a week, the e-newsletter will include a longer feature relying on original reporting and interviews with key community and DOD leaders. The weekly feature may take a close look at a new Pentagon program, a piece of legislation, a local support group’s latest initiative, an update on a base reuse project or a national trend affecting defense communities.In short, you’ll still get all the news on BRAC, community-military partnering, military privatization, installation management, mission growth and sustainment, regional/community planning, energy security, military families and veterans support, base redevelopment and environmental concerns, but in a new package.The changes are meant to reflect shifts in how readers access news and information in the 21st Century. Even when readers commit to perusing a particular email, they are rushed and may be looking at it on a phone while walking down the street. The new format adopts a mobile-first approach, so readers won’t have to pinch and zoom to read the newsletter; the design also will limit the need to click through to read a full story.Other changes are in store as well. Defense Communities 360 will now become the brand for all of ADC’s editorial products, something you will see more of in the coming months. Our first step in designating Defense Communities 360 as our editorial brand is renaming the daily newsletter The Insider.One benefit of the newsletter’s streamlined format is the opportunity I will have to work on publications with a longer shelf-life, such as our survey of state military affairs offices and the State of Base Redevelopment report. Over the next year, look for case studies on innovative community-military partnerships, several publications capturing the discussions at key sessions from future ADC events and other reports as well.Finally, with the debut of The Insider, we no longer will be producing three different formats of the newsletter. All of our readers will receive the same version. Perhaps the biggest change will be for those who subscribe to the weekly edition — we hope you find the daily emails worth your while.After five-and-a-half years of 360’s current format, we felt the time was right for something different. I hope the changes make it easier for you to keep abreast of the latest news. Please let me know what you think about our new look.Dan Cohen,Managing Editordcohen@defensecommunities.org
September 10, 2019
Enlarge ImageGoogle just slashed prices for its smart speakers. Chris Monroe/CNET Looking for a deal on a Google Home smart speaker? On stage at the Google I/O developer conference on Tuesday, Rick Osterloh, Google’s SVP of Devices and Services, announced some big price cuts. Read: Google debuts Nest Hub Max, a 10-inch Google Assistant smart display for $230The largest price drop centers on the premium Google Home Max. Originally priced at $399 in 2017, it’s now $299. Also be sure to read: Android Auto is getting updated looks, and you should be excitedHome Max: $299 at WalmartNote that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Post a comment Mentioned Above Google Home 4:47 See It The Google Nest Hub Max soups up the smart display Google Home Tags See it Now playing: Watch this: Smart Home $79 News • Black Mirror season 5 has three new trailers to stress you out today Google $99 Crutchfield Google I/O 2019 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Google Nest Hub Max: A closer look at Google’s bigger smart display $69 Review • Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn’t buy it Originally posted at 11:20 a.m. PT. Update, 12:10 p.m.: Adds buying links. How To • Make Google Home get your groceries Walmart Google I/O 2019 CNET Smart Home reading • Google slashes prices on its Home Max, Nest Hub and Google Home Preview • For your consideration: Google Home seeks employment as your family’s Rosie the robot Aug 12 • Google will ask you to migrate your Nest account soon: Here’s what you need to know • Jul 10 • How to get Android 10 right now See It 12 Photos Share your voice That’s quite a discount considering this speaker’s impressive audio chops and earthshaking volume levels. The Max is also the only device in Google’s speaker roster that supports stereo pairing. Google also cut the the cost of two other devices.The original Google Home speaker is now $100, down from $130. Google Home: $99 at WalmartAnd the Google Nest Hub smart display (formerly the Google Home Hub) will have a $130 price tag. It previously sold for $150 — but it’s been widely on sale ahead of Mother’s Day for $99 or less. Additionally, Google announced plans for an improved Assistant billed to be 10 times faster plus more capable. The company unveiled a pair of new phones too, the Pixel 3A and 3A XL. Read our full coverage of the event to see everything Google revealed.Nest Hub: $99 at Walmart Jul 24 • Nest Hub Max: Google’s 10-inch Assistant smart display costs $230, debuts Sept. 9 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 0 See All Aug 26 • Android Q has a name: Android 10. Here’s how you’ll use it
September 2, 2019
Bas Silderhuis 00:00 /12:21 Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Houston experts are weighing in on discrepancies in numbers regarding pregnancy-related deaths in Texas. That’s after a new study cast doubt on previously reported maternal mortality rates in the state.Researchers say inaccurate data has provided an unclear picture of the situation, and that those rates may not be as high as previously thought.Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with one of the researchers involved. Marie Thoma is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Science at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health.Then, two local experts discuss the challenges involved in interpreting the numbers, about what causes pregnancy-related deaths to begin with, and about how to reduce the frequency of the problem. Dr. Lisa Hollier chairs the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. She also specializes in maternal fetal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. And Dr. Sean Blackwell is OB/GYN chair at McGovern Medical School and chief of OB/GYN at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. X
September 1, 2019
Week 4June 10—14Ward 2 Week 1May 20—24Wards 7 & 8 During the kickoff, the mayor shouted out 12 community organizations that offer continuous neighborhood cleanup events. The organizations included: Georgia Avenue Thrive, the Lamond Community Action Group, the Fort Lincoln Civic Association, the Carver Family Community Fellowship, EJ Valentine, Shabbycat, The Hustlers Guild, 3-T and Friends Pet Services, Atlas Vet, GKR TrashFree Association, Friends of Kingman Park and 24th Street Caring Neighbors.For citizens who want to start your own clean up project please go to DPW’s Helping Hand program. The DPW will provide free usage of rakes, brooms, shovels, trash bags and compost, along with a special trash pickup for everything cleaned up.Also the DPW’s Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Program or SWEEP staff will hit illegal dumping hotspot throughout the city. Reporting illegal dumping is easier than ever. If you see debris not in the proper containers call 311 and provide the following information:The location (street, alley, vacant lot, etc. with an address, if possible) of the dumping.Make, model and license tag number of the vehicle used to carry the item(s) to the site.Time and date when the dumping occurred.What kind of materials were dumped.After investigating the dumping, the SWEEP inspector will make arrangements for clean-up. To report illegal dumping, call 311.A note to residents:While DPW cleans graffiti from public and private property, they use paint or non-toxic solutions that are applied then removed with a high-pressure water spray, known as a power wash. This process is not suitable for some homes. A waiver of liability form will be provided, which must be signed by the property owner and returned to DPW before abatement will occur on private property, according to the DPW. Weeks 2 & 3May 28—June 7Ward 1 Week 8July 8—12Ward 3 Week 6June 24—28Ward 5 Week #Work DaysWard/s Week 7July 1—5Ward 6 By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFROSpring cleaning is in the air, and it isn’t just relegated to your home. Mayor Bowser recently announced the kick off of the “Not in My DC” litter prevention campaign. “Keeping our city looking its best is a core responsibility of government and our ‘Back to Basics DC’ pledge,” said Mayor Bowser. “We’re taking a multi-pronged approach to clean up existing graffiti and litter and implement preventative strategies. Keeping our city beautiful takes everyone’s help, and we’re offering an array of programs to support residents with neighborhood cleanups.”Mayor Bowser launched a litter prevention project called “Not in My DC.” (Courtesy Photo)The campaign will tackle cleaning up the District on a multitude of levels, for eight weeks across every Ward, run by the Department of Public Works’ graffiti abatement team.“Each day, our crews empty more than 7,000 public litter cans throughout the District,” said DPW Acting Director Chris Geldar in a statement. “People may not realize it, but for most of our employees, D.C. is also their home, and they take tremendous pride in ensuring their city always looks its best.”The District, after last year’s campaign, was able to clean 900 graffiti markings and remove upwards of 3,000 stickers and posters, according to the mayor’s office.The schedule is as follows:2019 Great Graffiti Wipeout Schedule Week 5June 17—21Ward 4
September 1, 2019
Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has agreed to pay $2.23 billion for a roughly 10% stake in Focus Media, the digital advertising company which operates screens in subways and elevators across China.The move holds the potential to boost Alibaba’s core e-commerce operations. But it also extends Alibaba’s as a media operator and may also signal a growing the company’s interest in the advertising sector. Alibaba is reported to be considering buying a stake in ad agency WPP China.The multilayered deal with Focus sees Alibaba pay $1.43 billion for a 6.6% stake in Shanghai-based Focus Media, whose shares are listed on the Shenzhen stock market. The company also will pay $505 million for a 10% stake in an entity controlled by Focus Media founder and chairman Jason Nanchun Jiang, which controls 23% of Focus Media. And a non-consolidated, related party of Alibaba, New Retail Strategic Opportunities Fund L.P., will acquire a 1.4% interest in Focus Media. In addition, Alibaba said it plans to acquire another 5% interest in Focus Media within the next 12 months. “The deal offers synergies with Alimama, Alibaba’s largest digital-marketing platform,” Alibaba said. It sees increasing exposure to the public for brands selling on its platforms. That in turn can help with Alibaba’s big-data activities.Focus is currently in 300 Chinese cities, and reaches 200 million middle-class consumers. Its medium-term ambition is to operate 5 million terminals in 500 Chinese cities and reach 500 million consumers.News reports emerged over the weekend that Alibaba, tech rival Tencent, and tech investment group China Media Capital are in early stage talks to buy a minority stake in WPP China, the Chinese unit of global advertising giant WPP. Plans to sell a piece of the business are understood to pre-date the dramatic exit of WPP CEO Martin Sorrell earlier this year. The reports put a value of $2 billion on WPP China.CMC, which has several media investments including TVB, Flagship Entertainment, and BaseFX, has been involved with WPP for several years. WPP is an investor in some of the funds operated by CMC. And CMC chairman Li Ruigang has been a WPP non-executive director since 2012.Alibaba’s existing media and entertainment operations include ownership of video streaming giant Youku; a controlling shareholding in film investment, distribution and marketing group Alibaba Pictures; and ownership of Hong Kong’s leading English-language newspaper, the South China Morning Post.
August 31, 2019
Kolkata: New Town’s first Misti Hub is all set to be opened shortly.Final touches are being given and it is likely that the hub will be opened within a month. The hub will given an opportunity to those who come to the city and stay back to buy the famous and mouth-watering sweets of Kolkata. The residents of New Town will get the age-old Kolkata sweets at the hub. The Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) had imposed a condition that those opening shops must have experience for 25 years or more. Owners of top sweetmeat shops held meetings with senior HIDCO officials including its chairman Debashis Sen and welcomed the idea. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThere will be 10 branded shops and one ethnic one. So far, seven branded shop owners have agreed to open their outlets. They are: Nabin Chandra Das, Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick, KC Das, Ganguram, Hindusthan Sweets, Bancharam and Gupta Brothers. In the shop selling ethnic sweets the langcha of Shaktigarh, sharbhaja and sharpuria or Krishnanagar, sitabhog and mihidana of East Burdwan and chanabhora of Behrampur, Murshidabad will be available. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe hub is coming up on Biswa Bangla Sarani, off Pancha More near Gate number 3 of Eco Park. Every branded shop will have a glass front showcase freeze and a back room for storage along with a rear entry for supplies. There will be a place where people can sit and enjoy the city’s iconic sweets. Each shop will have its cash counter and packaging. Near the exit, there will be a security check and the packets containing the sweets will be put inside a Misti Hub wrapper to market brand Biswa Bangla. A central atrium with glass walls will bring the sunlight inside. There is a driveway and a free parking lot for a limited period of 30 minutes. The construction of the hub is a combination of tradition with modernity. There will be a caretaker on behalf of HIDCO to look after the facilities. The hub has been built after a shop-in-shop concept.There is a potential market of Bengali sweets both in the country and abroad. The outlets at the Misti Hub are famous and each produce some special sweets. KC Das and Nabin Chandra Das are famous for rasogolla while Bancharam is famous for curd. Balaram Mullick’s mixed sweets have become very famous while Hindusthan Sweets is famous for sandesh.