The Couriers missed a chance to clinch a quarterfinal seat as they suffered a monumental collapse against Marinerong Pilipino, 83-82, on Thursday to finish their eliminations campaign with an even 5-5 slate.But with victories over teams that are still in the thick of the race of the playoffs, Lucas has his reasons for keeping the faith even with Wangs’ outside chance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWangs Basketball beat Racal, 93-84, and topped Centro Escolar University, 88-87, but fell in close defeats to Batangas, 81-79, and Marinerong Pilipino.“It’s tough that we’re going to depend on the other teams, but it’s a good thing that we were able to invest in our five wins and in the end, we’re all be having identical records,” he said. O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him free Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Michael Juico. PBA IMAGESWangs Basketball coach Pablo Lucas is staying optimistic as his team awaits its fate in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.“I hope so,” he said in Filipino when asked if he believes that his side can still make it to the quarterfinals. “The standings are still too close.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lucas thinks that the Couriers’ tight losses will be beneficial for his crew if they do end up with a seat in the top six.“If we make it, I’m sure that the team will have a better run because we already learned our lessons. If we make it to the quarterfinals, I believe that we have a chance to advance to the semis,” he bragged.Nonetheless, Lucas is already content with what the team has achieved after setting a franchise-best record since it joined the PBA D-League in 2013, thanks largely to the contributions of guys like Robbie Herndon, Michael Juico, and Chris Bitoon.“This is already history for Wangs. We learned a lot in the years that we’ve joined and we can’t bring back the past, but we’re just hoping for the best,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments
English football club Tottenham Hotspur has agreed to play their Champions League home games at the Wembley stadium next season.The deal also comes with an option of playing the English Premier League games here.Spurs are having a new 400 million pounds ($584 million) stadium built next to their existing White Hart Lane ground which is due to be completed in time for the 2018-19 season.”Our season ticket waiting list is over 50,000 so this now also offers us a great opportunity to provide more of our supporters with a chance to see the team play live during our Champions League campaign,” said chairman Daniel Levy in a statement on the club’s website on Saturday.”Importantly, as we know it was our fans’ preference, it means that we can play our home matches in London during our season away.”Tottenham’s third-place finish in the Premier League this season have helped them qualify for next year’s Champions League, and they would have to at least play three home encounters in the competition.Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn welcomed the club saying: “The increased revenue will help us meet our targets for improving coaching and grassroots facilities and growing participation.”
Anastasija Sevastova, seeded second, dispatched Croatian Ana Konjuh to reach the semi-finals of the Mallorca Open grasscourt event on Friday as she bids to go one better than last year.The tricky Latvian edged the seventh seed 7-5 1-6 7-6(5) in the holiday island sunshine to set up a clash with Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia who beat her in last year’s final.Third seed Garcia had a busy day, finishing off her second- round match against Slovakia’s Jana Cepelova before returning later to beat Italy’s Roberta Vinci.Vinci had set points in the second set but Garcia avoided the potential for another match interrupted by bad light, as happened the previous night against Cepelova, as she scraped through a tense second-set tiebreak for a 6-2 7-6(8) win.In the other half, Julia Goerges beat fellow German Sabine Lisicki 6-2 6-4 while American Catherine Bellis beat Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3 6-2.
Continue Reading Previous ADI: 42V quad output, triple monolithic synchronous buck converter & boost controllerNext Infineon expands mobile-security portfolio Express Logic announced turnkey support for all the leading cloud providers. Among this group are Alibaba, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Baidu, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Tencent, and Xively. Designed from the ground up to be industrial grade, and developed entirely in-house by Express Logic engineers, the X-Ware IoT Platform leverages its size, performance, safety, security, ease of use, and other advanced features to provide best-of-class IoT connectivity for deeply embedded IoT sensors, devices, edge routers, and gateways.ThreadX RTOS is at the heart of the X-Ware IoT Platform. ThreadX provides embedded developers with priority-based preemptive scheduling, preemption-threshold scheduling, optimized context switching, real-time event trace, downloadable memory-protected application modules, and full determinism, all accessed through a highly intuitive API. ThreadX is deployed in environments where small footprint, low overhead, high performance, solid reliability, and fast time-to-market are essential. ThreadX is ideally suited for cloud-infrastructure connectivity and related products from such sectors as consumer electronics, medical and scientific instrumentation, industrial control and automation, automotive, aerospace, and more.X-Ware IoT Platform is more than just an RTOS with some connectivity capabilities. It is built upon the powerful, safety-certified NetX Duo dual IPv4/IPv6 stack and includes the safety-certified FileX embedded FAT-32/exFAT file system, the GUIX GUI development and embedded runtime framework, and the USBX embedded host/device USB stack. Embedded developers can leverage the entire X-Ware IoT Platform solution to create IoT applications that must do far more than simply communicate with the cloud.The X-Ware IoT Platform leverages the near-wire-speed performance and small footprint of NetX Duo, along with IoT cloud protocols Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT), Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) and Lightweight M2M (LWM2M). The X-Ware IoT Platform also includes NetX Secure TLS/DTLS to provide an industrial-grade, secure IoT connectivity solution that allows a choice of access to all cloud providers using these protocols.Like all Express Logic products, the X-Ware IoT Platform is created 100 percent in-house, which means that it contains no open-source code and comes with full professional support. X-Ware IoT Platform provides high performance and a very small footprint, making it ideal for even the smallest of IoT devices. For example, X-Ware IoT Platform cloud support for an edge device using an 802.15.4 radio (using 6LoWPAN, IPv6, UDP, and CoAP) requires only 25KB of flash memory. Using X-Ware IoT Platform, embedded developers of safety- and security-critical IoT devices have plenty of room for their own application code, even on very small devices.In addition to the performance and size advantages of the X-Ware IoT Platform, Express Logic’s ThreadX FileX and NetX Duo have attained the highest level of safety certifications, including IEC 61508 SIL 4 (the highest, most dependable level as determined by IEC), IEC 62304 Class C, ISO 26262 ASIL D, EN 50128 SW-SIL 4, UL 60730-1 Annex H, CSA E60730-1 Annex H, IEC 60730-1 Annex H, IEC 60335-1 Annex R, and IEC 60335-1 Annex R, 1998.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
Luxury hotel collection, Red Carnation Hotels, is proud to say that it has completely eradicated 15 commonly used Single Use Plastic (SUP) items from its hotel operations across the world. Red Carnation holds sustainability at the heart of its business; this month the family-owned collection achieved its goal of eliminating 15 commonly used SUPs from all 17 four and five star properties in the collection. This is part of a wider goal set by Red Carnation’s parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC), and its not-for-profit The TreadRight Foundation, to eradicate all SUPs from operations across all its travel brands by 2022. Many of the SUP items commonly found in hotels – including plastic cocktail stirrers and straws, single portion butter and jams at breakfast, plastic dry cleaning bags, plastic piping bags in the kitchen and even envelopes with plastic windows – have now been completely removed from Red Carnation properties and replaced with sustainable alternatives. See below a complete list of the 15 SUP items removed from hotel operations, and examples of sustainable alternatives implemented at the properties. I’m sharing Red Carnation’s achievement in case it might be of interest for any sustainable travel features or green hotel round ups you may be working on, especially in the lead up to World Environment Day (5 June 2019). Some supportive imagery can be downloaded here. The Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels, Jonathan Raggett, who led the charge for SUP eradication across the hotel collection, is a passionate sustainability advocate and happy to discuss Red Carnation’s sustainable initiatives in more detail via an interview, if of interest. 15 Single Use Plastic items abolished from Red Carnation Hotels, and examples of sustainable alternatives Drinking Straws Plastic straws were one of the first SUP items to be eliminated across all RCH operations back in January 2018. Compostable paper straws or metal alternatives are now in operation across all hotels in the collection. Guests dining at bbar, a Red Carnation bar and restaurant in London’s Victoria can sip their cocktails and beverages through 100% biodegradable pasta straws. Cocktail Stirrers From one of London’s best martinis at The Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge to molecular cocktails at The Chesterfield Mayfair, Red Carnation bars are renowned for their creative concoctions – in-house mixologists are now preparing cocktails with reusable cocktail stirrers made from glass, metal, stainless steel and bamboo. Takeaway Coffee Cups and Lids Red Carnation Hotel branded takeaway coffee cups are plastic free and fully compostable, with coffee lids made from fermented corn starch. Plastic Water Bottles Plastic water bottles are no longer available in any Red Carnation property. Each hotel has implemented a sustainable water service; either serving filtered water instead of bottled water, or supplying sustainable glass bottles of still and sparkling. All UK properties partner with ethical water supplier Belu which gives 100 per cent of its net profits to its charity partner, WaterAid, in a bid to help the 884 million people currently living without clean drinking water. In 2018, Red Carnation’s support of Belu allowed WaterAid to transform over 2,000 lives through access to clean water. Staff Canteen Cups & Cutlery The eradication of SUPs extends to each hotels’ back-of-house operations too – all staff canteens are now free from plastic cups and cutlery. Individual Food Portions Butter and jam spread on freshly cooked toast, or fruit and muesli topped with yogurt might be buffet breakfast staples for many, however the single portion tubs and packets contribute to wasteful plastic packaging. Breakfast items like cereals, yogurts and spreads will now be purchased in larger quantities and served in glass bowls, ramekins and jars at the breakfast buffet. Plastic Pens Although pens may be deemed a multiple use item, the Red Carnation Hotel branded pens available in guest rooms and public spaces are made from metal instead of plastic. The team at Ashford Castle in Ireland are now using pencils instead of pens for admin use. Envelopes with Plastic Windows Envelopes with plastic windows have been removed from operation at all reception desks and in central offices. Pedal Bin Liners Plastic bin liners are no longer used for individual bins in offices, bathrooms and communal staff areas. Coasters Coasters for bedside water glasses or drinks in the bar are now comprised of reusable materials such as cork and leather or recyclable paper. Linen and Towel Delivery All 17 properties have been working with individual laundry partners to ensure laundry is collected and delivered without the use of plastic packaging. For example, the towels, bed and restaurant linen at The Montague on the Gardens in London’s Bloomsbury is now sent and delivered in cages and protected by re-usable fabric bags instead of plastic. Toothbrushes For those guests that leave their toothbrush at home, hotel teams will arrange for a toothbrush with a bamboo or wooden handle to be delivered to their room. Guest Dry Cleaning Bags Guest laundry will be collected using individual reusable fabric laundry bags which are placed in their room, and laundered items will be returned without plastic packaging. TV Remote Control Sanitized remote controls are no longer placed in plastic bags, instead, a recycled paper wrap is now used to advise guests the remote in their room has been sanitized. Piping Bags in Kitchens The Executive Chef and kitchen teams at each hotel are now using reusable piping bags made from materials such as silicone. To perfect the intricate decorations on cakes, pastries and chocolates which delight guests, Ashford Castle’s Pastry Chef Paula prefers to use reusable piping bags made from nylon.
LONDON: Eight-time champion Roger Federer was confirmed as the second seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, bumping Rafael Nadal down to third despite being ranked below the Spaniard. Defending champion Novak Djokovic tops the draw while new world number one Ash Barty is top seed in the women’s singles. South African Kevin Anderson, runner-up to Djokovic last season, is fourth seed despite falling to eighth in the ATP rankings as Wimbledon used its special formula once again. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevTwice Wimbledon champion Nadal will be seeded three, meaning he is likely to have to beat both Federer and Djokovic to claim his first title at the All England Club since 2010. The Spaniard was critical of the Wimbledon’s seedings formula this week, saying “it’s not a good thing” that the grasscourt event is the only one of the four Grand Slams that does not stick rigidly to ATP rankings for seedings. Wimbledon uses form over the past 24 months on grass to tweak the positions of the top 32 players in the men’s draw. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsWhile the women’s seedings are in line with the WTA rankings, Wimbledon reserves the right to change the order to create “a balanced draw”. Anderson’s promotion is bad news for French Open runner-up and world number four Dominic Thiem who drops to fifth seed and could play Djokovic, Federer or Nadal in the last eight. Former runner-up Marin Cilic moved up from a world ranking of 18 to the 13th seeded spot. Seven-time champion Serena Williams is seeded 11th as per her WTA ranking. Last year the American was bumped up to 25th seed despite being ranked 183rd after returning to the Tour following the birth of her daughter.
HALIFAX – Halifax Mayor Mike Savage says he’s “comfortable” a city block sold to a developer will now carry the name of a telecommunications company.Rogers Communications announced Wednesday it acquired naming rights to an outdoor plaza at the Nova Centre, a million-square-foot complex that includes the new Halifax Convention Centre, office space and a hotel.“The synergy of putting together a public and private development has probably given us the advantage in terms of cost,” Savage said. “It would have cost more to just build a convention centre without being part of a $500 million-plus project.”Branding the outdoor venue — which will now be called Rogers Square — is part of the telecom’s push to make bigger inroads in a province traditionally dominated by Bell Aliant and EastLink Communications. But it could cause a stir reminiscent to a debate that engulfed Toronto when the SkyDome was renamed the Rogers Centre.The Halifax plaza — it will be surrounded on both sides and above by the Nova Centre — was previously part of Grafton Street, a downtown public thoroughfare running parallel to the base of the Halifax Citadel.In a private meeting three years ago, Halifax council voted to sell the one-block section of Grafton to Argyle Developments Inc., the developer behind the Nova Centre.The sale defied the city’s own urban planning rules, which cautioned against merging street blocks.“In the past, streets have been closed and blocks have been consolidated to enable large scale development projects,” the municipal planning strategy says. “The traditional street grid provides a high level of connectivity and is an important characteristic of the downtown.”In fact, the city’s planning playbook points out that the Cogswell Interchange, a massive concrete traffic structure dividing downtown from the city’s north end, is set to be torn down to restore a more “desirable pattern of smaller scaled streets and blocks.”Still, council took the extraordinary step of declaring the street “surplus to municipal needs” and sold it for $1.9 million.Now Argyle Developments has sold the naming rights to the block.Joe Ramia, president of Argyle Developments, would not disclose details of the branding deal.“That we can’t discuss. That’s confidential,” he said. “We bought the street from the city a few years ago. It is on private land.”Ramia added: “There isn’t really a public stake in this building. Basically the convention centre has a lease for 25 years. It’s all private money that’s in this development.”The $164-million convention centre, part of the Nova Centre development, is cost-shared between the city, the province and Ottawa.But Savage said that although a “big chunk” of the development is the convention centre, he said there is a large private component as well.“Those details are between the developer and his customer,” he said of the naming rights deal.In addition to naming the public plaza, which will host outdoor festivals and events, Rogers will be the Nova Centre’s telecom provider, outfitting the building with thousands of kilometres of secure fibre technology and providing free Wi-Fi for visitors.Meanwhile, the new convention centre is slated to open in December, with the Liberal Party of Canada holding its national convention at the new facility in April and the Conservative Party of Canada booked for August.“Those are all 3,000-plus conventions and that’s the beauty of this for us,” Savage said. “We couldn’t have hosted the national Liberal or Conservative conventions before.“We didn’t have the capacity and that’s what this building does for us,” he said. “On top of that we can do smaller conventions stacked together, which was not possible to do in the old convention centre.”The burst of development activity in Halifax hasn’t been without controversy. Surrounding businesses have complained about the dust and disruption caused by the massive construction projects, with some pulling up stakes and moving.
Inclusion in the Arts, a New York City-based national not-for-profit, announced today that legendary actor James Earl Jones will be the recipient of Inclusion in the Arts’ first-ever Champion of Diversity Award.The presentation and reception is being hosted by Loreen Arbus (Television Producer, Author, Diversity Activist & President of The Loreen Arbus Foundation) and co-sponsored by The Walt Disney Studios.Courtney B. Vance, 2013 Tony Award winner for Lucky Guy, will present the award. Mr. Vance appeared with Mr. Jones in the original Broadway production of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning, Fences.Mr. Jones, a multi-award winning actor (Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, and Grammy) has been honored with the National Medal of Arts in 1992 and the John F. Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. In 2011 Mr. Jones received an Honorary Oscar in recognition of his long and distinguished career.In the 1960s, Mr. Jones was one of the first African-American actors to appear regularly in daytime soap operas (playing a doctor in both The Guiding Light and As the World Turns), and made his film debut in 1964 in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. In 1969, Mr. Jones won a Tony Award for his breakthrough performance as boxer Jack Johnson in the Broadway hit, The Great White Hope (which also garnered him an Oscar nomination for the 1970 film adaptation). His film credits include Matewan, Field of Dreams and Cry, the Beloved Country. Today, Mr. Jones’ voice is known by people of all ages and walks of life, from Star Wars fans who know him as the voice of Darth Vader to children who know him as Mufasa from Disney’s The Lion King.“Mr. Jones is a consummate artist who exemplifies excellence without boundaries. His enduring career embodies a passion and commitment that reaches far beyond performance. In an industry that historically has been reluctant to embrace and celebrate diversity, he has served as a pioneer and role model,” says Linda Earle, President, Inclusion in the Arts.“Throughout his creative life, he has expanded the artistic possibilities of theatre, film and television. In the process, he has opened doors for countless artists of color and forged the path for generations to come,” adds Joanna Merlin, co-founder and Vice President, Inclusion in the Arts. Inclusion in the Arts is the leading advocate for full diversity of artists of color and performers with disabilities at all levels of production in theatre, film and television. In 2011 Inclusion in the Arts received the Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.
“Many, especially the young people, told me that this is a new and important first step towards stability in their own country,” said Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said after the opening ceremony for the discussion held in neighbouring Djibouti. The talks are bringing together the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the opposition Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia. “I call on them to think of the terrible political, security and humanitarian crisis in their country and put all their efforts into resolving it,” Mr. Ould-Abdallah said. Today’s ceremony heard addresses from the Special Representative, the TFG, the Alliance and Djibouti’s Minister of Muslim Affairs, as well as statements by the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States and the European Union (EU). In a statement last week, Mr. Ould-Abdallah said that this meeting is “a clear indication that Somalis are willing to respect their commitments when they believe in what they are doing.” He said that all Somalis, including those in the diaspora, want to work towards peace and security for their country, which has not had a functioning government since 1991. “The overall objective of this meeting is to prepare the ground for a peaceful and brotherly relationship between Somalis and to initiate the first step towards real stability, true peace and sincere reconciliation based on forgiveness,” the Special Representative said, adding that progress in these areas should pave the way for concrete UN assistance for durable stability in Somalia. 12 May 2008Talks between the Somali Government and an opposition group began today, and the top United Nations envoy to the war-torn Horn of Africa nation said that he was pleased that leaders have made the well-being and safety of their people their priority.
L’iPhone, produit le plus recherché et vendu sur eBay aux Etats-UnisUne étude d’eBay sur l’année 2010 montre que l’iPhone est l’appareil le plus convoité et acheté par les internautes sur le site marchand. L’iPad est cinquième du classement. Apple brille sur le site marchand eBay. Avec l’iPhone, l’entreprise de Steve Jobs occupe la première place en ce qui concerne les produits les plus recherchés et vendus sur le site aux Etats-Unis en 2010. Ce résultat est la conclusion d’une enquête des dirigeants d’eBay, qui ont observé les chiffres des ventes et ceux des requêtes réalisées sur le site. Le smartphone griffé de la pomme est donc le grand vainqueur avec 1,6 million de résultats. Par ailleurs, la tablette iPad d’Apple apparaît à la cinquième place, quelques mois seulement après sa commercialisation, avec 621.000 articles le concernant. Cette dernière a aussi été plébiscitée gadget de l’année 2010 par les médias Time Magazine et Wall Street Journal. Le 30 décembre 2010 à 12:47 • Emmanuel Perrin
Portal : faire entrer des objets réels dans une télévision !Jayne Vidheecharoen, du Art Center College of Design de Californie a réalisé un prototype d’écrans révolutionnaire, permettant d’introduire un objet réel dans un contexte numérique. En l’occurrence, Google Street View… Avec une technologie de fond vert (souvent usité en photographie et en cinéma) allié avec une surface tactile, Jayne Vidheecharoen est arrivé à faire interagir sa main dans un espace virtuel créé dans un écran : c’est le projet portal (ou portail, en français).À travers le logiciel Google Street View, elle a réussi à introduire un petit personnage virtuel dans une rue et le pousser à l’aide de sa main !À lire aussiIFA 2012 : Samsung ES 9500, un concentré de technologie Pour elle, cette vision rend Google Street View “comme un espace de spectacle de magie, un espace public qui ne subit pas le Temps, et dont le potentiel de développement est sans limite”.Cette incroyable réalisation, élaboré avec des éléments simples qui n’appartiennent pas forcément à la haute technologie, peut être une plateforme d’interaction d’avenir : “On peut imaginer des milliers de façons d’utiliser ces ‘boîtes’ interactives et créer de véritables mondes parallèles entre la réalité et elles, comme des boîtes à poupées d’un nouveau genre”.Les premières ébauches de ces mondes interactifs sont déjà visibles, en vidéo, ici et là.Le 3 janvier 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambert
Two women reportedly got into a fight Friday night in a Vancouver motel, and one woman lost a finger in the altercation.The incident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. at the Motel 6, 221 N.E. Chkalov Drive, Sgt. Pat Johns of the Vancouver Police Department said. Two women met in a hallway and got into a verbal argument, which he said escalated into a physical argument and a fight.One woman allegedly bit the other woman’s finger off, he said. The wounded woman and her severed finger were transported to a local area hospital for treatment.Johns said police have made no arrests yet and are investigating. The cause of the argument is unknown at this time.
Today is the last day to check out plein-air landscape paintings by Barbara Szkutnik and Gretha Lindwood at downtown Vancouver’s Aurora Gallery.The plein-air style involves artists working outdoors, compensating for light and scenery changes as they happen. Lindwood is showcasing new pastel and oil paintings of the Pacific Northwest landscape and waterways. Szkutnik is displaying new pastel paintings.Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.Where: 1004 Main St., Vancouver.Telephone: 360-696-0449.On the Web: http://auroragalleryonline.com.The art exhibit is one of several weekend entertainment options in Clark County and Portland. Others include the popular Festival of Trees, a chance to find the perfect Christmas tree thanks to Chelatchie Prairie Railroad and the ZooLights attraction at the Oregon Zoo.1. Festival celebrates the seasonThe Vancouver Rotary Foundation’s Festival of Trees showcases Christmas tree displays and family activities this weekend at the Pearson Air Museum.Local entertainers and youth groups will perform holiday music as visitors browse the tree displays, which will be set up amid the museum’s vintage planes.Other festival attractions include a fun run and race. Complete details are available online.When: Tree viewing and family activities, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.Where: Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St., Vancouver.Admission: Nonperishable food donations are requested.Telephone: 360-750-0409.On the Web: http://rotaryfestivaloftrees.org/.2. All aboard for Christmas treesVisitors can take a train ride through north Clark County with the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad this season to find the perfect Christmas tree. Douglas fir, grand fir and noble fir trees will be available for purchase.
Runcie held a press conference recapping how the day went across Broward County, Monday afternoon.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – The first day of school in Broward County is now in the books, and from the looks of it, it was a pretty successful first day back.From the early hours of the morning, bus drivers were up transporting more than 70,000 students safely to schools across Broward County.“It’s a job, somebody has to do it,” said a bus driver. “It’s early, but hey, it’s your schedule, and if you got to do it, you got to do it.”And parents were just as eager for the first day of school as their children were.For the nearly 200,000 other students who don’t take the school bus, their transportation to and from school, Monday, was thanks to either their parents, grandparents, family members or carpools.Out of these 200,000 students are Walter and Angela Bravo, who were dropped off at Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach by their mom. “I guess they’re just looking to learn,” said their mother Karen Avecedo, “and it’s a new neighborhood, a new school, and they just want to do better.”Even Superintendent Robert Runcie stopped by the First Year School to meet students before making his way to Plantation for lunch. On the other side of town, students arrived at Pines Lakes Elementary ready to go on the first day. “School? At the same time as you’re learning, at periods, you have fun,” said student David Diaz.And in the blink of an eye, school was over and students were released for dismissal.“This is her first time here, she’s in kindergarten, so, she enjoyed it,” said Manuel Levy who was picking up her his daughter. “Did you like it, Naomi? You like your teacher? You made some friends?”She replied, “Yeah.”“For me, I was sleeping all day because I was up all night getting ready,” said Tiffany Francisco, who was picking up her son.Runcie said ensuring all students and families begin school on the right foot is key to their success in Broward County.“The journey starts for a lot of our families and our students,” said Runcie. “It’s where they pursue their hopes and dreams, and it begins here in Broward County Public Schools, so we’re glad to have them back and do the work that we do every day.”
Last month, Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan questioned the adequacy of the 90-day comment period. Sullivan spokesman Mike Anderson said by email Wednesday that Sullivan’s comments stand, but he did not respond to questions on whether Sullivan had formally requested a longer comment period. McCoy told reporters that while 45 days is standard for such reviews, the corps decided 90 days was appropriate for the Pebble project given the nature of the project and level of interest in it. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that the agency has not received any compelling reason to extend the 90-day comment period on a draft environmental review of a major mine project in southwest Alaska. The corps has received requests to extend the 90-day period and is considering those, but so far it has not received a strong reason for an extension, he said. The corps also has received comments saying 90 days is sufficient, he said. Critics of the project have criticized the substance of the review and say the process has been rushed. When the draft review was released last month, Pebble partnership CEO Tom Collier said the partnership saw “no significant environmental challenges that would preclude the project from getting a permit.” A spokesman for the Pebble partnership said the project will need dozens of permits, approvals and authorizations as it seeks to advance. McCoy said the draft review is not a rubber stamp of the project. If there’s evidence contrary to what the corps’ draft analysis shows, “absolutely provide it to us and allow us to use that to inform a revision if necessary,” he said. Shane McCoy is project manager for the corps’ review of the Pebble Limited Partnership’s permit application. The Pebble partnership wants to develop a gold-and-copper mine near a major salmon fishery in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. Representatives for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski did not immediately respond to an email asking her position on the 90-day period.
Last week, Nielsen sold its five travel group brands to Northstar Travel Media. Nielsen Business Media is looking for a buyer for its Training magazine brand, according to sources familiar with the process. Nielsen, which is actively looking to exit the trade magazine publishing business, said last month that it was shuttering Training magazine and its companion Web site.When contacted by FOLIO:, a Nielsen spokesperson declined to comment on potential deals but said the company “would be pleased to have the Training brand continue under new ownership.”If Nielsen does wind up selling Training, it wouldn’t be the first magazine the company closed that found a new life with different owners. When Nielsen announced the sale of its eight media/entertainment brands to e5 Global Media in December, it also said it was shuttering Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews. Two weeks later, Editor & Publisher was purchased by Irvine, California-based boating magazine publisher Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc. Herb Simon, owner of the Indiana Pacers basketball team, bought Kirkus Reviews from Nielsen early last month.
The nomination period for the FOLIO: 100 is now officially open! Yes, you read that right—we’re expanding the magazine industry’s best-known and most prestigious list of innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers and disrupters from 40 to 100. The more the merrier. Starting now you can help shape the list by nominating a colleague—either at your company or at another one—that has made a meaningful, quantifiable impact on a specific product, group, company or even the market at large.”Quantifiable impact” is the key phrase—this isn’t a popularity contest, anyone from inside the org chart can make this list, just be ready to back up your nomination with some solid supporting info, which you can do here. Remember, not every FOLIO: 100 list-maker is a top executive—innovation and constructive change often comes from the front lines and the trenches, let’s be sure those folks get their due, too—from editors to publishers to sales, audience development, design, production and digital. All across consumer, b-to-b, regional, enthusiast and association publishing—big and small. And now with the expanded list, we can include an even more diverse range of deserving go-getters.Click here to fill out our easy nomination form. Nominations are due by March 4. Here’s last year’s FOLIO: 40 to get you inspired. We’ll announce the 2013 FOLIO: 100 in April. Submit your nominations now and good luck! More on this topic A Call for Nominations: The Folio 100 and 30 Under 30 The FOLIO: 40: A Call for Nominees Behold! The Recession White Paper That Will Help You Sell Ads Digital Ellie Award Nominations Announced Folio:’s 15 Under 30 Is Back The 2011 Eddie and Ozzie Award WinnersJust In Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the MovePowered by
Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) is ready to make a bid for Yahoo’s web business, and hopes to make a merger more successful by also making an offer for a stake in Yahoo’s Japan subsidiary, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing a source familiar with the matter.The telecom giant is planning to make a first-round bid for Yahoo’s web business next week, the news organization said.Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit is also mulling a bid for Yahoo’s core business, Bloomberg reported, citing a source.However, Bloomberg said many companies that had been seen as likely investors in Yahoo were not planning a bid, including AT&T Inc (T.N), Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O).Shares of Yahoo fell just over 1 percent to $36.17.Verizon, Yahoo and Google declined to comment for this story. AT&T, Comcast and Microsoft could not be reached immediately for comments.Verizon showed interest in Yahoo’s core business as early as December, when Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said the company would “see if there is a strategic fit” for its holdings, which include mail, news, sports and advertising technology.Yahoo launched an auction of its core business in February after it shelved plans to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N).The offer to purchase Yahoo’s 35.5 percent stake in Yahoo Japan could put Verizon one step ahead of any rival bidders.The offer will also likely leave Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer out of the mix, since Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said in a recent television appearance that merging Yahoo’s assets with AOL assets under the leadership of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong “would be a good thing for investors.”The New York Post reported last month that Mayer has been working to team up with private equity firms to create a “package deal” that sells the company and keeps her at the helm.Verizon shares were down 2.84 percent.
Italian filmmaker Alessandro D’Alatri has rolled out a story about young love and small-town life in the form of his latest flick Sul Mare (On the Sea).Shot in the settings of a warm and gentle island, the movie offers a lot more than just depthless teen romance.A ‘country boy’ falls in love with a ‘city girl’ who reciprocates his love and a sweet love story is in the making until the guy thinks that his lady love has jilted him.The love story is at times effective and most of the times simple yet sweet. The soft romance offers amusement until it graduates towards a discordant end which is both soft and tragic.The lead actor, Dario Castillo, plays the part of a guy with a broken heart pretty well, considering the fact that this is his debut flick.Martina Cidecasa, who plays the love interest of Dario, looks pretty in her role. Go for this one.DETAILAt: Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, 50E, Chandragupta Marg, ChanakyapuriWhen: 5 & 8 DecemberTimings 6.30 pm and 2 pm, respectivelyPhone 26871901
Kolkata: The state government, along with Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), is making all possible arrangements so that service can be extended on a war footing if there is any sort of damage caused due to the cyclone ‘Fani’, which is predicted to move towards Bengal soon.Chief Secretary Malay De held a meeting with concerned government departments and senior KMC officials led by Municipal Commissioner Khalil Ahmed at Nabanna on Tuesday and gave necessary instructions on the arrangements to be put in place for the cyclone. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe coastal areas and riverine areas like Howrah, Hooghly, East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas are likely to be affected more due to ‘Fani’. North Bengal is likely to face the effect of the cyclone on May 3, as per information from the weather office. Municipal Commissioner Khalil Ahmed also held a meeting at the KMC with senior officials of all concerned departments, to ensure that they keep a skeleton gang ready for necessary action on May 2, 3 and 4. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAs per information received from the National Emergency Response Centre and the state department of Disaster Management and Civil Defence, expected wind speed of the cyclone may go up to 60 km/h, 85 km/h and 115 km/h on May 2, 3 and 4 respectively. Rainfall is expected to be in the range of 7 to 20 cm on May 3 and 4. The Parks & Gardens department has been requested to deploy men and machineries to attend to the emergent situation, for removal of uprooted trees including broken branches throughout the city. The Building department will deploy its team to tackle the situation as well. The Lighting department has been instructed to remove uprooted lampposts and disconnect electricity from the posts and similar necessary measures as and when required. The Sewerage and Drainage department and Solid Waste Management department have also been asked to attend to issues like waterlogging and others in the wake of the cyclone. The Municipal Secretary has also been asked to make arrangements for provision of relief material if required.