KSAC to Launch Application for Reporting Issues

first_img Come Tuesday, August 27, the KSAC will officially launch – ‘LoveCleanKSA’ Story Highlights The Mayor said it will allow the Corporation to respond to reports in a timely manner The application allows for real time reporting on issues Come Tuesday, August 27, the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will officially launch its interactive mobile technology application- ‘LoveCleanKSA’ – in Half-Way Tree square.The application allows for real time reporting on issues, such as illegal buildings, uncollected garbage, street light malfunction, illegal signs and billboards and other related issues.This was disclosed by Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Angela Brown Burke, at the KSAC Council meeting, held at its Church Street offices, in downtown Kingston, on August 13.Highlighting the significance of the application, the Mayor said it will allow the Corporation to respond to reports in a timely manner, and pointed out that where the matter reported falls outside the remit of the KSAC, the Corporation will forward the information to the relevant agencies.“Our aim is to improve efficiency and effectiveness by integrating technology with our operations and by ensuring that we have the broadest partnership with our other stakeholders,” she added.Persons wishing to download the application can visit: www.lovecleanksa.org or www.ksac.gov.jm.Meanwhile, the Mayor noted that under a partnership agreement with the London Borough of Lewisham, the Corporation has been given a state-of-the-art garbage truck, which will be displayed at the launch.last_img read more

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Algeciras Port Takes Lead in the Med

first_imgzoom APM Terminals AlgecirasA USD 73 million investment to upgrade four existing cranes, along with other infrastructure improvements to APM Terminals Algeciras, has helped to make Spain’s largest container port the busiest on the Mediterranean Sea, with an overall throughput of 4.33 million TEUs, representing an increase of 6.6% over the 2012 annual volume. APM Terminals Algeciras, the busiest terminal (by equity share) in the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, handled 3.29 million TEUs last year, accounting for 76% of the port’s container throughput, enabling Algeciras to overtake rival Spanish port Valencia as the top container port in the Mediterranean.The majority of APM Terminals Algeciras’ volume was transshipment cargo for Africa and Latin America.Four new cranes were delivered last month to APM Terminals Algeciras by Chinese manufacturer, ZMPC.“Our ongoing program of improvements aims to set the standard for operations, safety, sustainability and community outreach,” said APM Terminals Algeciras Managing Director, Javier Lancha.The terminal, which opened in 1986, now generates approximately 3,000 jobs directly, including 300 office staff and 1900 stevedores handling +40 vessel calls per week.300 new stevedore jobs were recently added to handle the growth in business. Shipping line customers include Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, DAL, Mediterranean Shipping, Mitsui-OSK and United Arab Shipping Line – which also has six 18,000 TEU capacity vessels on order.The terminal has also introduced 102 new, advanced fuel-efficient trucks that reduce diesel consumption by 12% while reducing CO2 emissions by 12%. The trucks are from Dutch-based Terberg, with safety features including software which permits only designated, approved personnel to operate the vehicles.APM Terminals Algeciras’ safety performance Lost-Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) rate improved to 4.59 per million man-hours worked in 2013, down from 5.85 in 2012, and representing a 62.8% decline from the 2010 LTIF rate of 12.35.” Rigorous training and testing on container handling equipment, safety, productivity and the shipping/port industry are required to complete the certification process.”“Equally important, we are proud to have led the discussions with government leaders in Andalucia and the Spanish Ministry of Development to make our Algeciras stevedore labor partners officially recognized through a professional certification process in Spain, effective 14 May 2014.Previously there was no national certification process. This is a first in Spain which APM Terminals Algeciras delivered to improve the lives and professional stature of our stevedores,” added Mr. Lancha.A recent study by the University of Cadiz identified 15% of the total jobs in Algeciras Bay are related to the port business.Press Release, July 3, 2014last_img read more

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Hoping to recreate Raazi magic with Sam Manekshaw biopic Bhavani Iyer

first_imgMumbai: Writer Bhavani Iyer is thrilled to reunite with filmmaker Meghna Gulzar and actor Vicky Kaushal for the biopic on 1971 war hero Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw and hopes the film would be as remarkable as the trio’s “Raazi”. In “Sam”, Vicky will be seen playing Manekshaw, who was the chief of Indian Army in 1971 when India fought the Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. Asked if the audience would see a repeat of “Raazi” magic with their combination, Bhavani told PTI, “I am hoping that would happen. I couldn’t be happier with the Sam we have got in Vicky. He is wonderful and such a brilliant actor.” Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography The writer, who has penned critically-acclaimed films like “Lootera”, “Black” and the recent web series “Kaafir”, said the challenge with the biographical drama was to find the best story from never-ending research material. “Writing ‘Sam’ was quite an interesting and challenging process because we had a mountain of research, worth 7,000 pages. We had to find a story from within that, with an engaging beginning-middle-end which is not a chronicle. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “Most biopics tend to be a chronicle of the person’s life – when he was born, then what happened – it’s all interesting to know because you are fascinated by the character. The temptation is to incorporate everything but what happens is your story gets diluted,” she said. Bhavani said the toughest part was to narrow down the material. “And not get tempted and say – if this gets left out, it’s ok but whatever we tell, needs to serve the purpose of the larger story. Once we arrived at that, it was breezy.” She said she finished the script, with dialogues penned by “Badhaai Ho” writer Shantanu Srivastava, in three months. “We worked on it in a very democratic, unified way. It is probably the first time I’ve done this. I have only worked (on the script) with the director earlier. Shantanu was a part of the process and it worked out wonderfully because Meghna drove it very beautifully. “As a writer, I am not easy to work with because I know the story in my head, so until I put it down, I cannot communicate and tell you that what you are suggesting doesn’t work. But Meghna knows that about me and the entire process was magical,” she added. Ronnie Screwvala’s banner RSVP is producing “Sam”.last_img read more

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Cirque du Soleil skates into new terrain with Crystal

first_img Login/Register With: To play the lead role in Crystal, figure skater Nobahar Dadui has added acrobatics to her repertoire. (PHOTO BY MATT BEARD) Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Iranian-born Canadian Nobahar Dadui was getting ready to hang up her skates when she got a surprise phone call from an unexpected company: Cirque du Soleil.The famed contemporary-circus troupe was workshopping a new show on ice and was looking for talent. Dadui, still a young 26 after years of competitive figure skating and professional shows on cruise ships and in theme parks, was game for a change.Now the athlete has become an acrobat, taking a starring role as the title character in Crystal, Cirque’s first show set on a frozen surface—an NHL–sized one, to be exact. Advertisementcenter_img “What I found out was that I would be flying, and I was going to be in straps,” she says of the aerial routine she performs in the show—while wearing skates. Dadui is speaking to the Straightfrom a tour stop in Arizona, before Crystal heads to Abbotsford, the closest it will get to Vancouver. “It took me out of my comfort zone—but what’s good is that I don’t care about comfort zones,” she adds with a laugh. Even after years of competition in her chosen sport, the physical challenges of the acrobatic show were formidable: “I had done gymnastics when I was young, but it took me long hours to get upper-body strength. I couldn’t even do half a pull-up when I started.” Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Kroos to Play for Real Madrid for Five Seasons

Fez – According to AS.com magazine, Bayern Munchen’s midfielder Tony Kroos will move to Real Madrid in a transfer costing the prominent Spanish team 30 million euros.Kroos will sign a five year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.Madrid’s interest in Kroos rose after the striking performance of the German international in the Brazil world cup, which Germany has won after defeating Argentina 1-0 in the final last Sunday. Tony Kroos has been a fundamental pillar for the Nationa Team of Germany in the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. He scored two goals and laid on four assists.Reports say that Kroos has announed his discontent with his lower salary in comparison to his teammates Mario Götze, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Philipp Lahm and Franck Ribéry. read more

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ING Direct pilot project lets clients deposit cheques with their smartphones

ING Direct Canada is testing a cheque depositing service for mobile phones that will help it get rid of some paper.The bank has started a pilot project with 1,500 of its clients, allowing them to take a picture of a cheque for deposit with their smartphone.It says it’s also taking advantage of new regulations that eliminate the need for clients to also send in the cheque after a mobile deposit.Once ING Direct Canada receives a picture of a cheque from a mobile phone, it then creates a document to clear the cheque.The bank, headquartered in Toronto, says it hopes to offer the service to all 250,000 clients using its mobile application.ING Direct has about 1.8 million customers in Canada.“We think it’s taking a step out of having to mail a cheque and making it a very seamless experience for our customers,” said Charaka Kithulegoda, ING Direct Canada’s chief information officer.“It’s simple for our customers. It’s simple for us. Hopefully we’ll save a few trees as well.”Kithulegoda said the Canadian Payments Association recently approved the changes, which no longer require that an actual cheque had to be mailed to the bank.“Any bank can do it, but we are the first bank to actually take advantage of it.”He noted that in the United States, mobile cheque depositing is more advanced.“Today, we’ve got to produce a paper document behind the scenes to put it through the clearing system,” he said.“In the States, you can actually take that image that is captured and put the image through the clearing system. There’s no paper at all, at any point.” read more

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Texans to honour McNair who died Friday in game with Titans

HOUSTON — When the Houston Texans take the field on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans in their first game since Robert “Bob” McNair died on Friday they’ll all carry a reminder of the team’s late owner and founder.Affixed to the back of each player’s helmet as they try to set a franchise record with their eighth straight win will be a small decal in the shape of a football with simple white block letters bearing his initials of “RCM.”One of the NFL’s most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in Houston on Friday. He was 81. The team did not release a cause of death, but said he died peacefully with wife Janice and his family by his side.While McNair hadn’t been around the team much this season as his health declined, he’d been a near constant presence in years past. He was often seen sitting on a golf cart watching his team practice or standing on the field before games.On Saturday before the Texans started practice, coach Bill O’Brien discussed McNair’s fight with cancer and his passing with the team.“He loved the Houston Texans and he loved coming out here to practice and he loved … the veterans will tell you, the guys that have been here a long time, sitting in his cart with (son) Cal (McNair) watching practice, driving around to the different drills,” O’Brien said on a video provided by the team.“And I just think on a day like this before we hit the field — this is his field — (we’ll) have a little moment of silence and then we break and we’ll go to practice. Because at the end of the day, guys, Bob McNair wanted us to win.”After games McNair, who dressed impeccably in a suit to watch the team play, would often emerge from the locker room to address the assembled media, beaming and raving about the Texans after big wins or lamenting that they had to do better after tough losses.This team wasn’t merely a business to McNair, he cared deeply about the Texans and talked often about his desire to bring Houston its first Super Bowl title.The Houston Oilers never won one before skipping town for Tennessee after the 1996 season. It was then that McNair made it his mission to return the NFL to the city. He formed Houston NFL Holdings in 1998, and on Oct. 6, 1999, he was awarded the 32nd NFL franchise. The Texans began play in 2002.And whether near or afar McNair had been a presence in all 266 games the Texans had played since their inaugural game on Sept. 8, 2002, when they beat the Cowboys 19-10.Quarterback David Carr, whom the Texans chose with their first draft pick and who led them to that win, recounted McNair’s kindness and knows better than most just how desperately he wanted to win a Super Bowl.“That was really the only regret after I left Houston was that I wasn’t able to bring a championship home for him and Janice because they definitely deserved it just because of what all they did to bring football back to Houston,” Carr said on NFL Network.Now the Texans will continue that quest without McNair, under the guidance of Cal McNair, who has been serving as the team’s chairman and chief operating officer and will take over in the wake of his father’s death.The last full season McNair would see was a disappointing one, with the Texans finishing 4-12 in a year where J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson both sustained season-ending injuries.Early on it looked as if this would be another lost season for the Texans after they dropped their first three games.But instead of crumbling after that terrible start, Houston has bounced back to become the first team since the 1925 New York Giants to win seven straight after opening a season 0-3.Their next challenge will be facing a Tennessee team that is expected to get quarterback Marcus Mariota back after he missed the second half of the Titans’ 38-10 loss to Indianapolis after suffering a stinger.The AFC South-leading Texans lost to the Titans 20-17 in Week 2 in a game that Mariota missed because of an elbow injury.Titans coach Mike Vrabel, who worked as an assistant in Houston for the past four years, thinks that his team is better than it was in that game, but knows that the Texans have improved, too.“Other than last week, we probably were playing better defence than the first time, but you never know,” he said.“The great thing about this league is you have to prove it every week. Every day that you come to work, as a player in this league and as a coach in this league, you have to prove your value to the team. We have to get to work and be able to practice and prepare against a good football team.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLKristie Rieken, The Associated Press read more

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Ohio State mens soccer team moves to top of Big Ten after

Ohio State forward Yaw Amankwa (23) kicks the ball past Maryland defender Chris Odoi-Atsem (28) during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31, 2015. OSU won, 1-0. Photo Credit: Amanda Etchison | Editor in ChiefMaryland native and junior forward Yaw Amankwa led the No. 23 Ohio State men’s soccer team to a 1-0 shutout victory against Maryland after scoring the game’s lone goal in the final minutes of the first half.“At the beginning of the season we talked about doing something special and these kind of games you always want to play,” Amankwa said. “You want to beat the big boys. They’ve won national championships and we just wanted to prove that we could play with them.”OSU moved back to the top of the Big Ten standings and improved its record to 10-5-2 on the season and 4-2-1 in Big Ten play. Maryland dropped to No. 5 in the conference and fell to 7-5-4 overall and 2-2-3 in conference play with the loss.Saturday night’s victory marked the Buckeyes’ 100th victory at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Not only is it the 100th win at the stadium, but the Scarlet and Gray also earned their first win against Maryland in the last three times the two teams met.Maryland lived up to what it is known for, which is its ability to attack and bring physicality to the game. However, the Buckeyes were not intimidated and matched the Terrapins’ physical nature.The first half looked as though it was going to be a scoreless one, as the Buckeyes and the Terrapins battled it out, with both teams not allowing the other to score for much of it.OSU had three great looks, including one in the 10th minute from junior forward Danny Jensen, but his shot was blocked from the near side.Another look came from Amankwa after a feed from Jensen, but his shot missed the net.Finally, in the 13th minute Jensen got the ball, with a good look at the net, but his shot went left of the post.It appeared like the teams would enter the locker room at halftime scoreless but Amankwa had different plans. In the 43rd minute, Amankwa sent in a shot from 18 yards out to the far post, giving the Buckeyes at 1-0 lead heading into halftime. Senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson was credited for the assist.Ohio State midfielder Kyle Culbertson (3), forward Yaw Amankwa (23) and forward Christian Soldat (13) celebrate after scoring a goal against Maryland during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31, 2015. OSU won, 1-0. Photo Credit: Amanda Etchison | Editor in Chief“I knew the defenders pushed up a lot and I knew Kyle is usually consistent with the flick-ons,” Amankwa said describing the play. “So I was ready for it and he flicked it on and I saw the goalie off his line, then I chipped it and it went in.”Trailing by one, the Terrapins entered the second half firing shots at the Buckeyes, with the visitors holding a 6-4 edge in second-half shots.However, despite Maryland’s plan of attacking the Scarlet and Gray, the Buckeye defense held strong and was able prevent the Terrapins from getting the tying goal.“We knew we were going to have a difficult second half, but the backboard held together and they played very well,” OSU coach John Bluem said.Overall, shots were 13-9 in favor of Maryland, while both teams held a total of eight corner kicks.OSU senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer had five saves on the night to improve to 10-5-2 overall. The clean sheet was Froschauer’s eighth of the season.The Buckeyes are set to host their final regular-season match against rival Michigan at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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62 WWE Smackdown on USA Network TV Preview AJ Styles vs Kofi

first_img The following is scheduled for tonight’s 6/2 WWE Smackdown on the USA Network:* AJ Styles vs. WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston.* WWE US Champion Rusev w/Lana vs. Jack Swagger* Dean Ambrose and Sami Zayn vs. Alberto Del Rio and Kevin Owens.* The Dudley Boyz vs. The Golden Truth.* WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch.Check back later tonight for a recap of Smackdown on Wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair gee more Rusev and Swagger. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Al79 Jim Bilbee Google+ Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Becky Lynch WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Didn’t take long for AJ to go from fighting for the title to facing Kofi Kingston. He’ll be lucky if he’s in a US title match at Sunmerslam. Videos Articles Facebookcenter_img WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Bryan Cranston Sat On A WWE Champions Lap On Broadway Without Even Knowing It WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Videos Articles Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Now Playing Up Next 2 COMMENTS Pinterest June 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm Videos Articles Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match June 2, 2016 at 6:47 pm Now Playing Up Next WhatsApplast_img read more

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SHOCKING TRIAL WITHOUT JURY WITHDRAWN from debate

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, 17 Dec 2014 – Word is Hon Ruthblackman stood solo on the repeal bill being pushed back to another day for debate; which in the very long distance could have removed the constitutional providiont where a trial without a jury, ie with judge alone could take place in the TCI.It is a hot button issue.Some declared interest today. We understand that includes Hon Goldray Ewing and Hon Delroy Williams from the Opposition side. Already declared and so excused from voting were Hon. Washington Misick, Hon Donhue Gardiner and Hon Derek Taylor. It seems the Party of Michael Misick, the PNP and the others accused has stepped away from this argument significantly. The Opposition PDM is also revealing where it stands in the issue which during the consultative process for the Constitutional Review showed it was one of the most contentious issues arising.So without the support to delay debate; Hon Blackman was forced to withdraw her bill. Recommended for you TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Constitutional Review Committee, Debate, delroy williams, derek taylor, donhue gardiner, goldray ewing, michael misick, Pdm, pnp, ruth blackman, washington misick Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

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Man accused of attacking BSO Sergeant in Oakland Park denied bond

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man accused of assaulting a Broward Sheriff’s Office Sergeant in broad daylight in Oakland Park was arrested, Monday, and now faces several charges.Twenty-four-year-old Tyler Michael Comegno was arrested after being accused of assaulting a BSO Sergeant, Monday, at around 11:30 a.m., along the 200 block of Northwest 51st Court, during a traffic stop.Police said Comegno struck the sergeant in the face and fled the scene after cutting off his ankle monitor. The Sergeant was taken to a hospital for treatment of lacerations to his face, which, according to police, were about four to five inches deep. The deputy was conscious when Oakland Park Fire Rescue took him to the hospital, Division Chief John Preston said.The 24-year-old has been charged with battery on an officer, violating injunction and resisting an officer, among four prior existing warrants out for his arrest.While Comegno was granted $100,000 bond on the battery on an officer charge, $50,000 on the injunction violation charge, $100 on resisting an officer charge, he is not bondable on the prior warrants.He made a vulgar comment to the judge after being denied bond.The judge referred him to his other judges. The judge added if they should decide to grant him bond, he would be required to be on house arrest. last_img read more

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Updated Financial Media Company The Deal Acquired by TheStreet Inc

first_img“This is a terrific combination that grows the most profitable portion of our business, subscription revenues,” says Elisabeth DeMarse, CEO of TheStreet, in the release. “The Deal is a prominent and well-respected brand that the market will intuitively associate with TheStreet, creating new revenue opportunities for both businesses at minimal incremental cost.” The Deal, founded in 1999, was purchased by private-equity firm Wasserstein & Co. in 2000. The company secured $30 million in a round of private financing later that year.… Update: DeMarse lists The Deal’s trailing twelve month revenues at $10.1 million. … Several sources confirmed The Deal had been interested in a sale several years ago, but failed to find a suitable bid.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! “There was a belief that there were a fair number of strategic buyers who would be interested in this business,” he says.Phillips confirmed that Bloomberg had been one of the interested buyers, in addition to TheStreet. The Wall Street Journal reported that Dow Jones & Co. had also been considering the purchase, while PEHub.com listed The New York Times and The Financial Times as potential buyers, as well.TheStreet says it will use both the content-creation and marketing resources of The Deal in its new capacity. Update: In a seperate call, TheStreet CEO Elizabeth DeMarse confirms the sale was for $5.8 million.”This is a terrific combination that grows the most profitable portion of our business, subscription revenues,” DeMarse says.  “The Deal is a prominent and well-respected brand that the market will intuitively associate with TheStreet, creating new revenue opportunities for both businesses at minimal incremental cost.”Specifically, DeMarse says, much of the acquisition was driven by the direct sales force wielded by industry news and analysis service The Deal Pipeline.”We have products that would benefit greatly from a direct sales channel,” she emphasizes, referring to TheStreet’s newsroom content and real-time industry Chat-on-the-Street product.DeMarse also confirms that “a majority” of The Deal’s staff and management, including The Deal’s current president Kevin Worth, will be retained. She estimated the actual figure would be between 50 and 75 percent.  … The Deal, publishers of TheDeal.com and The Deal magazine, in addition to The Deal Pipeline, had been in discussions with multiple strategic buyers over the past five months, according to Reed Phillips of DeSilva+Phillips who brokered the sale.center_img Financial media enterprise The Deal LLC has been acquired by TheStreet, Inc.Terms of the acquisition were not announced in the release, but multiple reports say the sale was worth $5.8 million.… last_img read more

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VIDEO Learn About Wilmington Highs New Robotics Club

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television’s Wildcat TV recently caught up with WHS teachers Julie Kim and Marlene King, who are the club advisors for the school’s new robotics club.Learn more about the club, which already boasts more than 40 members, in the 4-minute interview below. And follow the team on Instagram at wildcats_robotics.——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Wildcat TV After School Club Starting At Wilmington High SchoolIn “Community”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: WCTV Looking For Camera Operators & Commentators For WHS Fall SportsIn “Community”last_img read more

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Dear Shah Rukh Khan you dont have any right to be a

first_imgEven when the Badshah plays roles which are down-and-dirty in films like Anjaam, Darr and Baazigar; you want the leading lady to fall-for-him and not the other ‘positive’ actor. Makes up for the biggest reason to just not like him. Hai na? Well, to begin with, who feels like leaving behind everything (home, money, family, errrm….boyfriend?) to run into these open arms that have swagger, passion and romance written all over it? No one. Right? So you can’t hold back your tears every time Shah Rukh Khan’s eyes tear-up onscreen! Big deal! An actor shouldn’t have such a magnetic spell and deep-rooted relationship with every single person sitting in the theatres. How cruel is that! Neither does he have a great body nor does he have the acumen to choose only masala entertainers, and yet the man can’t stop himself from delivering knockout performances, back-to-back. A jackpot even in bad films. So boring! Yawn! Don’t be shocked by reading the headline. We are sure as you reach the end, our reasons will have you convinced, totally. From Raees Alam’s kohl-rimmed eyes, traditional Pathani suit and rustic charm to Dr Jehangir Khan’s cool and casual, salt-and-pepper look in Dear Zindagi; Mr Khan can effortlessly sync into the skin-of-the-character, lending utmost authenticity to the part. I mean, who does that anymore? We would like to conclude the argument in Poo’s words – Shah Rukh, tumhara koi haq nahi banta ke tum itne killer lago. NOT FAIR!last_img read more

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Chaos protests lawsuit as Trump orders halt on immigrants

first_imgA demonstrator holds a sign during a rally against muslim immigration ban at San Francisco International Airport on January 28, 2017 in San Francisco, California. AFPUS president Donald Trump’s order for “extreme vetting” of visitors and legal US residents from seven Muslim-majority countries sparked outrage and protests on Saturday with activists arguing in court to try to block deportations of people stranded in US airports.The new Republican president on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travellers from Syria and six other countries. Immigration lawyers, activists and Democratic politicians reacted furiously, and many worked to help marooned travellers find a way back home.In Brooklyn, the American Civil Liberties Union sought to block the order in an emergency hearing, a large crowd chanting “Let them stay, it’s the American way!” outside the courthouse.Hundreds of protesters gathered at airports in Dallas, Chicago, New York and elsewhere while inside, anxious family members waited and worried for travelers.At Chicago O’Hare International Airport, brothers Bardia and Ayden Noohi waited for four hours for their father Kasra Noohi – who has an Iranian passport and a US green card – to be allowed through.They knew Trump had pledged tougher rules but did not expect they would affect holders of green cards, which allow foreigners to live and work in the United States.”I didn’t think he’d actually do it,” Bardia Noohi, 32, said. “A lot of politicians just talk.”Trump, who took office just over a week ago, had promised during his campaign what he called “extreme vetting” to do more to protect Americans from terror attacks.He told reporters in the Oval Office that his order was “not a Muslim ban” and said the measures were long overdue.”It’s working out very nicely. You see it at the airports, you see it all over,” Trump said.”We’re going to have a very, very strict ban and we’re going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years.”CHAOSThe ban affects travellers with passports from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Green card holders will not be allowed back in until they are re-screened.The order seeks to prioritize refugees fleeing religious persecution. In a television interview, Trump said the measure was aimed at helping Christians in Syria.Confusion abounded at airports as immigration and customs officials struggled to interpret the new rules, with some legal residents who were in the air when the order was issued detained at airports upon arrival.A chaotic scene played out in the arrivals terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, where a group of lawyers had filed a lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqi men who had worked for the US military who were in the air when Trump signed the order.Thousands of refugees seeking entry were thrown into limbo. Melanie Nezer of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a Jewish group that works with refugees, said she knew of roughly 2,000 who were booked to come to the United States next week.The US technology industry, a major employer of foreign workers, hit back on Saturday, with some leaders calling the order immoral and un-American.Colleges also spoke out on behalf of students from the countries, and warned students in the United States that they should avoid travel lest they not be allowed back in.Arab travellers in the Middle East and North Africa said the order was humiliating and discriminatory. It drew criticism from US Western allies including France, Germany and Britain.Iran condemned the order as an “open affront against the Muslim world and the Iranian nation” and vowed to retaliate. Of the seven countries targeted, Iran sends the most visitors to the United States each year – around 35,000 in 2015, according to the Department of Homeland Security.Sudan called the action “very unfortunate” after Washington lifted sanctions on the country just weeks ago for cooperation on combating terrorism. A Yemeni official expressed dismay at the ban.Canadians welcome those fleeing persecution, terror and war “regardless of your faith,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a Twitter post.LEGAL RESIDENTS STUNNEDDuring the presidential campaign, Trump promised to clamp down on immigration as a way to prevent attacks. He first proposed a ban on Muslims entering the United States, modifying that later to “extreme vetting” of immigrants from certain countries.It was unclear how many legal permanent residents would be affected. A senior US administration official said on Saturday that green card holders from the seven affected countries have to be cleared into the United States on a case-by-case basis.According to State Department guidance, travellers who have dual nationality of one of these countries will not be permitted for 90 days to enter the United States.Legal residents of the United States were plunged into despair at the prospect of being unable to return to the United States or being separated from family members trapped abroad.In Cairo, five Iraqi passengers and one Yemeni were barred from boarding an EgyptAir flight to New York on Saturday, sources at Cairo airport said. Dutch airline KLM said on Saturday it had refused carriage to the United States to seven passengers from predominately Muslim countries.US AGENCIES SCRAMBLEIn Washington, the agencies charged with handling immigration and refugee issues grappled with how to interpret the measure, and enforcement was uneven.US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they were not consulted on the executive order and in some cases only learned the details as they were made public.At the State Department, a senior official said lawyers were working closely with their counterparts at Homeland Security to interpret the executive order, which allows entry to people affected by the order when it is in the “national interest.”However, a federal law enforcement official said, “It’s unclear at this point what the threshold of national interest is.”Senior administration officials said it would have been “reckless” to broadcast details of the order in advance of new security measures. The officials told reporters that Homeland Security now has guidance for airlines.”I don’t think anyone is going to take this lying down,” said Cleveland immigration lawyer David Leopold. “This is the tip of the spear and more litigation is coming.”last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wed April 12

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uDuring an hour-long episode of The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics, including a report on some of the victims of the seven Baltimore City Police officers indicted on federal charges of racketeering.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

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Pair recreate 70s roulettebeating system

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Predicting the outcome of roulette, arXiv:1204.6412v1 [nlin.CD] arxiv.org/abs/1204.6412AbstractThere have been several popular reports of various groups exploiting the deterministic nature of the game of roulette for profit. Moreover, through its history the inherent determinism in the game of roulette has attracted the attention of many luminaries of chaos theory. In this paper we provide a short review of that history and then set out to determine to what extent that determinism can really be exploited for profit. To do this, we provide a very simple model for the motion of a roulette wheel and ball and demonstrate that knowledge of initial position, velocity and acceleration is sufficient to predict the outcome with adequate certainty to achieve a positive expected return. We describe two physically realisable systems to obtain this knowledge both incognito and {em in situ}. The first system relies only on a mechanical count of rotation of the ball and the wheel to measure the relevant parameters. By applying this techniques to a standard casino-grade European roulette wheel we demonstrate an expected return of at least 18%, well above the -2.7% expected of a random bet. With a more sophisticated, albeit more intrusive, system (mounting a digital camera above the wheel) we demonstrate a range of systematic and statistically significant biases which can be exploited to provide an improved guess of the outcome. Finally, our analysis demonstrates that even a very slight slant in the roulette table leads to a very pronounced bias which could be further exploited to substantially enhance returns.via Newscientist Explore further Research team applies mathematical modeling and algorithms to learning process Until now, Farmer has kept mum on how he obtained his results, not wanting to encourage cheating by visitors to casinos, but now that the cat is out of the bag, so to speak, he appears eager to compare his algorithms (he gave an advance copy to New Scientist) with those of the new researchers.It appears in both cases, the algorithms focus on what happens right after the ball is released, rather than try to make predictions based on the chaos that follows once it starts bouncing around on the spokes of the wheel. By counting the number of turns of the wheel and then the number of spokes that pass a certain point, they can estimate with some degree of accuracy which half of the wheel the ball will eventually come to rest in, which in turn increases the gambler’s chances of choosing the correct pocket.Farmer writes that his algorithms differ from those used by Small and Tse mostly regarding factors that cause the ball to slow and eventually stop. He based his predictions mostly on air resistance, while they base their results mostly on friction. Small and Tse were also able to better verify their algorithms using an overhead camera system running repeated trials.In their paper, Small and Tse say that they were able to tilt the odds for gambles from -2.7% to 18%, which may not sound like much, but for those involved in gambling, it’s rather huge. This is because payoffs on roulette are not 1:1, but on average are much higher. This means that players who are willing to play many times need only be right more than 50% of the time to come out ahead.The two also note that they believe casino owners are likely well aware of efforts such as theirs and are able to prevent the use of computers (via Smartphones, etc.) being used to cheat the system. All they need to do is disallow betting once the ball is in motion, or shortly thereafter, before measurements can be taken. © 2012 Phys.Org The dynamic model of ball and wheel. Image: arXiv:1204.6412v1 Citation: Pair recreate 70’s roulette-beating system (2012, May 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-pair-recreate-roulette-beating.html (Phys.org) — A pair of university researchers has managed to duplicate the efforts of Doyne Farmer, who as a graduate student in the 1970’s devised a means for tilting the odds in favor of a gambler playing roulette at a casino using a small hidden computer that ran statistical and probability algorithms. The two new researchers, Michael Small and Chi Kong Tse, describe their approach in a paper uploaded to the preprint server arXiv. Because of this, Farmer has written a paper describing his own work which he has submitted to Chaos for publication.last_img read more

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Acers Chromebook On Sale For 179

first_imgUpdate February 21: The Acer CB3-532 Chromebook remains on sale for $179. However, use coupon “LENOVO08” to drop the price of the Chromebook C330 2-in-1 Laptop to $265.99 at Lenovo.Chromebooks are excellent everyday machines for work, school, or home. While there are some premium Chromebooks that cost over $500, today’s two deals are for budget conscious shoppers in search of a no-frills machine.The first deal comes courtesy of Lenovo. As part of its Presidents’ Day sale, Lenovo is offering its Chromebook C330 2-in-1 Laptop for $265.99 via coupon “LENOVO8”.  Normally $300, that’s $34 off its full price and the best price we could find for this laptop. (It beats Amazon’s price by $12).Chromebook C330 2-in-1 Laptop for $265.99 via coupon “LENOVO8” ($34 off) at LenovoAcer CB3-532 Chromebook for $179 ($20 off) at WalmartThe Chromebook C330 features an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 IPS touch display, a 1.7 GHz MediaTek MTK8173C quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage, which is expandable via the laptop’s built-in SD card slot. (It’s worth noting that the 64GB model is currently cheaper than the 32GB model).Lenovo’s hybrid easily morphs into four modes including tent, tablet, stand, or laptop mode. It promises up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.If you’re on a tighter budget, Walmart currently has the Acer CB3-532 Chromebook for $179. That’s $20 off its already modest $200 list price. It features a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display, a 1.6 GHz Celeron N3060 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of local storage. Advertisement Best Laptop Deals in February 2019Lenovo 500e Chromebook ReviewBest Chromebooks 2019 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementcenter_img Asus Chromebook Flip C434 Sports Core i7, Aluminum ChassisdAsus dives into the premium Chromebook game again by introducing the Chromebook Flip C434 with a Core i7, an aluminum body and a 1080p panel.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/killer-deal-2-budget-chromebooks-can-buy-now-179?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:5100:51Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC02:14Chromebook Buying Guide关闭 last_img read more

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The future of Ghacks 2018

first_imgThe future of Ghacks (2018) by Martin Brinkmann on March 23, 2018 in ghacks – 97 commentsIt has been three years since I revealed to you that the situation for the site was not the best, and that there was a chance that I’d have to shut down the site eventually.Things would have turned out differently, probably, if I would not have made the announcement on the site, as a wave of support helped steer the site in a positive direction.I posted an update in 2017, and would like to make this a yearly occurrence so that you know where we stand in the grand scheme of things. All the things that I wanted to do in 2017 were done (HTTPS, new theme).A lot has happened in the last year. I had to switch providers and enable Cloudflare protection due to DDOS attacks against the site. The site experienced an attack in early 2017 and Cloudflare helped put an end to it.The switch to Kinsta as the hosting provider helped as well as the company focuses all of its energy on providing the best WordPress hosting platform. We switched the content distribution provider, enabled HTTPS on the site, and even switched to a new theme.We moved the in-content ad to the header in the process, and removed the related links element displayed in-content as well. The sidebar features new article listings (year in, updated articles) which seem to be liked as well.This all helped improve the user experience on the site for users who don’t block ads.The new “report” functionality listed underneath articles gives you another option to report articles that need updating, broken links, or other issues without having to leave a comment or use the contact options.I understand that there are still things to do when it comes to the new theme, and those will be done (printing, CSS not loading for a few, performance improvements).I hired Mike to revive the Linux section on the site and he is doing a great job. If you have any comments or suggestions on how to make it even better, leave a comment below or use the contact options and I forward the info to Mike.Site traffic is less affected by Google changing search algorithms and making changes to Google Search than it was the case in 2015. The site experiences ups and downs still, but they usually don’t take away 20% or more of the traffic overnight anymore.Still, I don’t hold my breath that the storm has passed entirely.SupportSupport from users of the site has been phenomenal. While Patreon contributions are more or less stable, one-time donations have picked up thanks to the integration of the “we need your help” widget displayed after articles on the site.I’m still looking into a couple of things to improve this further, especially:A money transfer service that does not charge fees at all to enable micro-donations. If any visitor to the site would donate $0.01 per month, I’d remove all ads from the site immediately.Whether direct to bank account transfers would be useful. Ghacks users from Euro-zone Europe could make donations without transaction costs.The next 12 monthsThe next 12 months will be work-intensive. Work on the theme will continue to remove bugs and improve the performance in regards to scripts and other things further.I’m looking at a new comment system right now that keeps data local. It comes with a voting system to cast votes, notifications to subscribe to comments, and more. It would replace several plugins used currently but there would be a transitioning phase as it is not possible to import all existing comment subscriptions to the new plugin.I’m also checking out new newsletter services to improve the newsletter offering significantly. This is in its early stages, but I’m considering creating a special newsletter for supporters which will be sent out regularly, and of course the general site newsletter for anyone else.I can use the (special) newsletter to write about things that I can’t publish on the site, but we will see.Work on article updates continues; it is nearly impossible to stay ahead of that though: I publish an average of four new articles per day to Ghacks, and if I update 5 next to that, I’d spend 10 years updating articles (at which point the first updated articles may need updating again).I have started to delete some articles that are no longer of interest (e.g. a news piece on Internet Explorer 9 preview build 4). Those get redirected to the most appropriate article on the site (in this case to the IE9 review).Closing WordsI want to thank you for being a part of Ghacks and making the site what it is today. If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the comment section below please.SummaryArticle NameThe future of Ghacks (2018)DescriptionIt has been three years since I revealed to you that the situation for the site was not the best, and that there was a chance that I’d have to shut down the site eventually.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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