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BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco head coach Norman Black said their back-to-back losses in the latter stages of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup elimination stages are a cause for concern especially since the Bolts have been pushed off the top tier in the standings.The Bolts lost 94-86 against Globalport on May 10 and they lost once more to Star, 108-90, Wednesday which saw their record slip to 7-3 with a game to go in their schedule.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “I am concerned about the performance in general, the fact that we played poorly and the fact that my import is non-existent tonight, that really concerns me moving forward,” said Black after the match at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Alexander Stepheson has been an indomitable inside presence for the Bolts as he averaged 18.88 points, 24 rebounds, and 15 shot attempts per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingStar, however, managed to limit the 6-foot-10 bruiser to just nine points, on 4-of-7 shooting, and nine rebounds.Compounding Black’s problems is Stepheson’s lingering hydration problem with the import suffering from diarrhea for several days heading into their matchup against the Hotshots. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teng, Ravena aim for bigger prize in 3×3 World Cup BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments “He’s been really sick for the last couple of days, he’s been pretty weak, and he’s really been out physically,” said Black of Stepheson. “But I never expected him to play like the way he played today. For about four or five minutes he looked tired already.”“He’s a big part of what we do offensively and defensively, so if he’s going to have that type of performance [going forward], we’re going to have a hard time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 athletes
Porsche is getting ready to bring the new line-up of 911 cars to India. The 911 range has just received a mid-life facelift and the new range of cars will be launched in India on June 29. Porsche has not confirmed as of yet what all cars will be heading to Indian shores but the 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet are expected to make the cut. Porsche has gone the turbo charging way with all the new 911 models featuring turbochargers. The motor of the 911 Carrera has also been downsized to a 3-litre flat-six but due to turbo charging, Porsche has managed to extract 20 more horsepower and the motor on the Carrera and Carrera S makes 370 hp and 420 hp, respectively.Also Read: Porsche brings the petrol-powered Macan to IndiaPorsche has updated the Sport Chrono Package with four driving modes, PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), active rear-axle steering, and a Sport Response Button for maximum acceleration for 20 seconds. Automatic speed control, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Change Assist and a multi-collision braking system are some of the new assistance systems. Standard equipment on every 911 Carrera includes leather interior, sports seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Stability Management (PSM), tyre pressure monitoring, and Porsche Vehicle Tracking anti-theft system.Also Read: Volkswagen, Porsche recall Touareg, Cayenne SUVs to check pedals
Express Logic’s X-Ware IoT Platform provides another option for Azure IoT customers who seek to quickly and easily develop devices and applications that connect to and are managed by Azure IoT Hub services. X-Ware IoT Platform was created entirely in house and designed from the ground up to be industrial grade. This enables Azure developers using the X-Ware IoT Platform to leverage its size, performance, safety, security, ease of use, and other advanced features to create best-of-class IoT sensors, devices, edge routers, and gateways.Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS is at the heart of the X-Ware IoT Platform. With more than 6.2 billion deployments, as certified by VDC Research, ThreadX is arguably one of the world’s most widely deployed RTOS. 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 accessible through a highly intuitive API.The X-Ware IoT Platform leverages the near-wire-speed performance and small footprint of Express Logic’s NetX Duo to provide direct IoT cloud connectivity using Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and NetX Secure TLS/DTLS to provide a fast and secure connection solution.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 necessarily must do far more than simply communicate with the cloud.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 Continue Reading Previous Red Pitaya: STEMlab selected for new dense network of dual-mission HF radarsNext ETAS Connections 2018 – Challenges in the Development of Autonomous Driving Systems
The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is alerting investors that Quantum Code, also known as Quantum Code Software, is not registered to trade securities in Nova Scotia. Quantum claims to offer a “100 per cent guaranteed way to make profits everyday” using their unique trading platform for binary options. At least one Nova Scotian was lured by a Facebook advertisement to view an online video explaining Quantum’s platform. Binary options are essentially “bets” on how a particular underlying asset will perform in a limited amount of time. Despite appearing to operate out of Canada or the USA, many binary options trading platforms are based overseas in countries like Cyprus, Belize and the Seychelles, and the companies managing these platforms are often not registered to conduct business in Canada. “These types of promotional videos prey upon people’s biggest financial dreams, offering ‘free’ software and impossible to refuse guarantees” said Heidi Schedler, senior enforcement counsel with the commission. “But investors are required to provide credit card information when signing up, despite the claims that all services offered are free. These promotions are, quite literally, too good to be true, and Nova Scotians should be very cautious when providing any personal or financial information online.” The commission urges Nova Scotians to exercise extreme caution when dealing with firms that are not registered in Nova Scotia. It is illegal to solicit investments in Nova Scotia without registering with the commission and complying with Nova Scotia securities laws. To see if a company or person is registered, you can check the Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Registration Search.http://www.securities-administrators.ca/nrs/nrsearch.aspx?id=850 To report a scam: http://nssc.novascotia.ca/recognize-and-report-scam The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating the investment industry in the province. -30-
Mohammedia – On November 12, Morocco’s agriculture and fisheries minister, Aziz Akhannouch, met with Ken Isley, administrator of the US Department of Agriculture’s foreign agricultural service, in Rabat.After discussing with the American official prospects of stronger bilateral trade and expertise sharing on agriculture, Akhannouch said that Morocco expects a successful agricultural season this year.According to the Moroccan minister, his department’s efforts and generous weather conditions are expected to drive the 2018-2019 agriculture seasons to an unprecedented harvest. Commenting on the general optimism of Moroccan agricultural circles, Moroccan outlet L’Economiste reported on November 19 that this year’s bountiful harvest level will be a short-lived exciting period before things return to normal conditions.According to L’Economiste, Morocco has received more rainfall at this point in the season than it has for 25 years.By the end of October this year, Morocco had received 1,372 millimeters in rainfall, far higher than anything the country had registered in the last two decades in the same months. The figure, L’Economiste pointed out, is four times higher than what the country generally receives in October and November.There will be an “exceptional harvest this year,” sources told the Moroccan outlet. Another reason this year’s unprecedentedly bountiful harvest will be sustained, they added, is because this year there has been high rainfall throughout the country rather than in just a few regions.Too soon to celebrateConceding that there is a possibility that rainfall levels will fall by the end of the season, failing to yield the expected record harvest, others have suggested there is at least certainty that the 2018-2019 agricultural season will be far more successful than the 2017-2018 season.Despite visible optimism, they are calling for caution. They have argued that it is too soon to claim a prospective glorious harvest when the most defining factor is whether there will be sufficient rainfall in March and April.“There needs to be rainfall in March and April,” a producer told L’Economiste, suggesting that the current euphoria is somewhat premature.Meanwhile, the agriculture and fisheries ministry is unapologetically optimistic about the prospects of this year’s harvest. In addition to generous weather conditions, the department has invested efforts in maintaining conditions conducive to greater output this year.While there is already a sufficient supply of fertilizer in Moroccan markets, the ministry is planning to muster up 2.2 million subsidized seeds. “All the necessary conditions are in place to assure a bountiful year,” the ministry said.
In view of the prevailing security situation in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of terror attacks on 21 April 2019, Indian nationals intending to travel to Sri Lanka have been advised not to undertake non-essential travel.The Indian Government said that in case of those undertaking essential/emergency travels, they can contact the High Commission of India in Colombo or the Assistant High Commission in Kandy / Consulates in Hambantota and Jaffna in case of requirement of any assistance. The helpline numbers of the Indian High Commission are available on the Mission’s website. The Government of Sri Lanka has beefed up the security in the country. A nation-wide emergency including night time curfew is in place at present which may also affect travel within Sri Lanka.
FRANKFURT — The full Volkswagen board of directors has defended CEO Herbert Diess and Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch against charges that the two failed to give investors timely notice of the company’s impending diesel emissions scandal in 2015.In a directors’ statement Wednesday, the full board agreed with the conclusions of the executive committee that Poetsch and Diess did not fail in their duty to keep investors aware of relevant information.The board said Poetsch and Diess would therefore stay in their jobs. Former CEO Martin Winterkorn was also charged in the case.German prosecutors say the executives should have revealed Volkswagen had been caught using software to rig emissions tests before U.S. authorities announced the violation on Sept. 18, 2015.The Associated Press
Regina’s Renae Grubb has run a long way since her first Queen City Marathon Age an asset for winning runners at Queen City Marathon “I think it helps a lot,” said an out of breath Norm Hill, just moments after finishing running the full marathon event, 42.2 kilometres. “In that last 10 kilometres, you’re maxed right out. You have nothing left and just (having) somebody say your name or whatever when you’re coming in, it really brings your spirit up.”This was Hill’s fourth marathon and his first in Regina. He placed 13th in the full marathon overall with a time of three hours seven minutes and 52 seconds.For Louise Cumpstone, the support from the community just made the whole experience more fun.“It’s so different than when we run at home,” said Cumpstone, who came from Saskatoon with her daughter to run the half marathon. “We get up early in the morning and you’re running by yourself and there’s nobody around and then you come here.”“There’s all kinds of kids along the way and they’ll come out and they’ll slap your hand, and then the music and everything,” she said. “It just makes it fun.”This is her fifth half marathon in Regina. She recalled being surprised during her first QCM at how many people came out to watch and cheer.“There’s certainly lots of support, even amongst the runners,” she added.Sunday was Cumpstone’s 65th birthday. Angelika Nixdorf was embraced in a hug, her face a mix of exhaustion, relief and pride.She had just walked 21 kilometres in three hours, a personal best.“You have to dig deep,” said Nixdorf after finishing the half marathon Sunday morning. “Those last four to five kilometres are mentally very demanding.”Her daughter came running, Nixdorf’s 21.1-kilometre finishing medal squished between them as they hugged.“You did it!” her daughter yelled excitedly.“It’s my family that keeps me going,” explained Nixdorf. “But the community certainly does help.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Whether they were lined up along neighbourhood sidewalks or clustered at water stations, supportive bystanders shouted words of encouragement as participants in the Queen City Marathon (QCM) worked their bodies to the limits on Sunday morning.The Wheelhouse Cycle Club set up class at the 10-kilometre marker, their energy and excitement spilling out into the crowd of runners.A group of Bollywood dancers entertained around the 18-kilometre mark.Together, they pushed the runners, walkers and wheelers to finish what they started.“We knew that the route was going past our house so we decided to make the morning of it and come out and cheer everyone along,” said Charlene Shaw, from her spot on Lakeview’s McCallum Avenue. Bill Bobyk and his wife Karen (centre) cheer on runners completing the full marathon during Sunday’s Queen City Marathon in Regina. Louis Cumpstone poses for a photo after completing the half marathon at Regina’s Queen City Marathon on Sept. 8, 2019, which also happened to be her 65th birthday. The 2019 QCM took place Sept. 6 to 8 and included a five-kilometre night run on Friday night, a mini-marathon and five-kilometre family run on Saturday, and the 42.2-kilometre walk, wheelchair and run, the 21.1-kilometre walk and run and the 10-kilometre run on Sunday.Les Friesen from Steinbach, MB finished first in the 42.2-kilometre run with a time of two hours 41 minutes and 46 seconds.Second place went to Richard MacDonald from Calgary, AB with a time of two hours 44 minutes and 40 seconds.Third place went to Greg Penner, also from Steinbach, with a time of two hours 45 minutes and 40 seconds.The top placing woman in the full-marathon event was Rhonda Loo of Lake Newell, AB with a time of three hours nine minutes and three seconds. She placed 14th overall.The second woman to finish was Jennifer Kripke from Saskatoon with a time of three hours 10 minutes and 35 seconds. She placed 17th overall.The third woman to finish was Battleford’s Hailey Yaegher with a time of three hours 18 minutes and 48 seconds. Yaegher placed 25th email@example.com jpg Jennifer Ackerman / Regina Leader-Post Having run a half marathon a few years back, she knows how much it helps to break up the monotony of running when there’s people cheering you on.She said it’s good for her kids to see people getting out and being active. She hopes one day they might be inspired to take up running.“I came out here to say to the runners try your best and give it your all,” said her young son, John.Shaw and her kids weren’t the only ones out in the Lakeview neighbourhood to cheer on the runners. Many others dotted the sidewalk up and down McCallum Avenue, including former marathon runner Mark Furlan.“I know what it’s like and how much it motivates people,” he said from his lawn chair, music coming from a portable speaker nearby. “It’s extra incentive to keep going and to do better and stay healthy.”After getting injured two years ago, Furlan hasn’t been doing any long distance running, but has run in marathons in Boston, Victoria and Winnipeg.“You miss it,” he said. “You see it (and) you want to be participating.”But if he couldn’t run, he wanted to cheer, and so this year he sat on the sidelines clapping for every runner who came along.“Good job guys! Good Work! Looking good! he yelled.Related
Gap years are common in England and Australia, but it’s not common for Canadian students to get a semester between high school and university to explore the world.Until now.Brock has launched the Global Transitions program, a mini gap year program that sees students fresh out of high school spend a semester in Ghana. For the past 12 weeks, six students have done volunteer work in schools and hospitals to learn more about the world – and themselves. They get academic credit for the 12-week program. The group returned on Friday, Dec. 2.The program was developed by Kim Meade, Brock’s Associate Vice-President Student Services, along with International Services and Programs Abroad and the Centre for Intercultural Studies. Meade was travelling in Australia when she noticed that Australian students benefited from having an international learning experience between high school and university, and thought Brock students might too.“We wanted an international opportunity to broaden their perspective and give them a significant experience outside the classroom,” Meade said.Two students developed programs and activities for children at a hospital in Ghana. Four worked in a school. Five are directly out of high school.“Everyone who participated in it has said the experience is life changing,” said Christina Bosilo, manager of international learning programs with International Services and Programs Abroad. “Even if this is their only international experience for the rest of their lives, they will have gained a high level of intercultural competency skills. These are things you cannot learn from a textbook.”One student said she wanted to travel to new places in the world, but didn’t want to run the risk of not starting university, Bosilo said. Being in Ghana gave her a new outlook on life.“When they come back, they’ll be so much more worldly and add such depth to the seminars they’re in,” Bosilo said.Ghana was chosen because Brock has several ties to the country, including an exchange with the University of Ghana at Legon. The students had a summer orientation and took an online orientation course before they left in September.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek photographer Aris Messinis has been awarded the 19th Prix Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondents for his work on the Battle of Sirte, Libya, from October last year. His images were captured while National Transitional Council forces launched their final assault on the last pockets of Gaddafi loyalists, a few days before the dictator’s death. His images document the violence, but also the confusion and disorder that reigned during the final battle. Aris Messinis, 35, has been chief photographer for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Greece since 2006. He worked in Libya and Egypt during the “Arab Spring” and has won many prestigious awards such as Days Japan 2012, and Fotoweek 2011, NPPA. Works by Messinis were shown at this year’s Visa pour l’image alongside others by Louisa Gouliamaki and Angelos Tzortzinis – two other journalists based in the Athens AFP office – as part of an exhibition dedicated to violent protests against austerity measures imposed by the financial crisis.
The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Thursday the results of the Labour Force Survey for the second quarter of 2018.More analytically, in second quarter 2018:The number of people employed totalled 3,860,395, while the number of unemployed was 905,983.The unemployment rate was 19.0 per cent, down from 21.2 per cent in the previous quarter, and from 21.1 per cent in the same quarter one year ago.The number of employed persons increased by 3.7 per cent compared with the previous quarter and by 1.8 per cent compared with the same quarter one year ago.The number of unemployed persons decreased by 9.5 per cent compared with the previous quarter and by 10.9 per cent compared with the same quarter one year ago.About 72.1 per cent of Greece’s jobless are long-term unemployed, meaning they have been out of work for at least 12 months, the figures showed.Greece’s highest unemployment rate was recorded in the first quarter of 2014, when joblessness hit 27.8 per cent. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
With Gears of War 4 fast approaching, the mega-popular franchise has been at the forefront of a lot of gamer’s minds recently. With Gears fever this high, it shouldn’t be too surprising to find out that The Coalition is teaming up with Universal Pictures to produce a live-action movie based on the franchise.The announcement was made during a Gears of War 4 livestream hosted by The Coalition head Rod Fergusson. The movie is in the earliest stages of pre-production so no director or writer have been attached. However, we do know that the film is being produced by Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber. Fergusson said that the film will not be directly based on any of the previous Gears of War games. The aim is to make a great film that is true to the spirit of the franchise and not something that is a direct carbon copy.“When you do a movie like this, you have to … realize that it’s a different medium with a different audience,” said Fergusson. “I think if you were to go in and say, like, ‘OK, it’s got to be completely 100 percent faithful to the game canon,’ or the story of the game, like, what’s going to end up happening is … it’s not going to be the best movie.”If this all sounds familiar, there’s a good reason for that. Some of you may remember that New Line Cinema announced it would be producing a Gears of War movie all the way back in 2007 when the franchise was still with Epic Games. That project never went anywhere, but with the Gears of War series having proven itself to be a commercial hit over the past decade, perhaps this attempt at a live-action adaptation will be successful.Gears of War games aren’t exactly known for their deep and involved plots, but there is enough lore in the series that could potentially be mined to create a live-action movie. As always when it comes to films based on video games, we should keep our expectations in check. However, if Hollywood manages to get this one right, it should be one fantastic action movie.
Two men appeared Thursday in Clark County Superior Court in connection with an alleged brandishing incident in a Vancouver parking lot early this month.Tyrel J. Griggs, 23, and Jordan R. Taylor, 22, both of Vancouver, were in court to each face an allegation of first-degree assault, according to court documents.At about 9:40 p.m. Nov. 7, Vancouver police were called to a parking lot on the south side of 13707 N.E. 28th St., for a weapons disturbance. The caller reported that two men — one armed with a handgun and the other with a shotgun — were fighting with an unarmed man, according to an affidavit of probable cause.The victims were later identified as a group of five people: Anthony Dizon, Casey Henderson, Kimberly Smoot, Luis Silva and Preston Higgs, the affidavit states.A witness, Pierce Dunn, who wasn’t associated with the group, told police that he was sitting in the parking lot when a white car stopped by his vehicle. The driver, identified by police as Taylor, left the car, pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the group. The passenger, identified by police as Griggs, also left the car and grabbed a shotgun from the trunk. He racked the pump action and pointed the shotgun at the group, court records said.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (January 8, 2016) – Sandals Resorts has launched a new advertising campaign for 2016 with a no-worry theme. The campaign, which was created by Miami-based Hunter Hamersmith Advertising, encourages audiences to “Join the No Worry Movement” and is set against ‘Three Little Birds,’ the classic Bob Marley song. It is the first time Jamaican-owned Sandals Resorts has sought marketing inspiration from and aligned its advertising with a Caribbean entity. According to Sandals Resorts International chairman and founder, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the current effort is an evolution of the previous “Closer You Look” campaign which was introduced in 2014 and that focused on the quality inclusions that differentiate the Sandals experience, to bring it to its natural conclusion: because everything is taken care of, vacationers don’t have to worry.“Since the very beginning, our brand has been focused on making it easy for couples to enjoy a romantic, luxury Caribbean beach vacation. Our new campaign brings this very simple idea to life. In words, images and great music by Jamaica’s own Bob Marley, we’re saying don’t worry about a thing – come, relish the time you have together. We’ve made sure that all that you could desire is provided; amazing accommodations, great food, wine, drinks, watersports and so much more. At Sandals Resorts, guests don’t have to worry about a thing,” said Stewart.The association of Sandals Resorts with another internationally-recognized Jamaican brand was important to Stewart and his creative team. “Our advertising agency had been working on the ‘No Worry’ concept for months and felt its success would be predicated on the rarely-granted use of Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds.’ We were thrilled when word came from the Marley Estate granting permission,” said Stewart. In fact, not only did the Marley Estate allow use of the song, but Skip Marley, grandson of the late reggae icon/son of Cedella Marley and a rising entertainer in his own right, cut a refreshed modern version of the song which is at the forefront of the new campaign.The campaign launched to a diverse North American consumer audience on January 1, 2016 across various mediums including print, online and television and will feature programming and messaging that encourages consumers to “join the No Worry Movement” by sharing their #noworrymoment over social channels. Images of white sand beaches, crystal blue water and happy couples will feel familiar, but presented in a hip, modern way that enhances Marley’s relaxed music and message. More details of the No Worry Movement and consumer opportunities tied to the campaign, will be revealed as the campaign unfolds in the first and second quarters. According to Gary Sadler, Senior Vice President of Sales for Unique Vacations, an affiliate of Unique Travel Corp., worldwide representatives for Sandals Resorts, a complementary business-to-business campaign for the influential trade also debuts this month.“We are creating a movement, a No Worry Movement. So don’t worry about a thing, it’s all good and it’s all at Sandals,” says Stewart. Related Items:new campaign ad, noworrymovement, sandals resorts
By The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago’s mayoral election (all times local):12:35 p.m.Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot says she’s “got a lot of hard work ahead” as she prepares to take office next month.Lightfoot spoke Wednesday at an appearance with her opponent in Tuesday’s election, Toni Preckwinkle. The event was hosted by civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson at his Rainbow PUSH Coalition.Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, right, shakes hands with former mayoral candidate Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle as Rev. Jesse Jackson look on during a press conference at the Rainbow PUSH organization, Wednesday morning, April 3, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)Lightfoot easily defeated Preckwinkle in Tuesday’s election to become Chicago’s first black female mayor and the city’s first openly gay mayor.Lightfoot told the crowd she plans to “hit the ground running.” She says she has a mandate for change after carrying all 50 of the city’s wards. She says she wants to “make sure we’re being true to that.”Lightfoot says her list of priorities includes public schools, immigration, financial issues and the city’s violence problem.___7:45 a.m.Chicago’s new mayor-elect plans to start her day greeting voters downtown before attending a unity news conference with her opponent in Tuesday’s election.Lori Lightfoot will meet with commuters Wednesday morning at a Chicago Transit Authority train station. The former federal prosecutor will then attend a news conference with Toni Preckwinkle at the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Lightfoot easily defeated Preckwinkle on Tuesday with backing from voter across the city. She’s the first black woman and first openly gay person to be elected Chicago’s mayor. Jackson on Saturday asked the two candidates if they would sign a pledge agreeing to the Tuesday meeting. The longtime civil rights leader told them that the race would end Tuesday, and then “the healing must begin.” Both women signed the document.___12 a.m.Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s resounding victory is a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation’s third-largest city.Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who’d never been elected to public office, defeated Cook County Board President and former Alderman Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday. She won with backing from voters across the city.Lightfoot also made history, becoming the first black woman and the first openly gay person to be Chicago mayor.She told a cheering crowd people are seeing “a city reborn.”Lightfoot pledged to break the cycle of corruption in city government, reduce violence and help low-income and working-class residents in the city’s neighborhoods.But she faces major challenges, including Chicago’s deep financial problems.
Kolkata: A fire broke out at a shoe store in the Hatibagan area on Thursday night triggering tension among locals.Around five fire tenders were pressed into action to douse the flames. The store caught fire at around 11 pm on Thursday. The locals spotted smoke billowing out the shoe shop situated on the ground floor of a building at Hatibagan More. The matter was immediately reported to the fire brigade. Senior police officers rushed to the spot and cordoned off the entire area and traffic movement was restricted. The fire fighters initially faced difficulties to reach the source of the fire due to the thick black smoke covering the area. They later managed to enter the store and detected the source of the fire. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe fire personnel restricted the fire from spreading to other adjacent buildings. They also ensured that other shops in the building do not get affected by the fire. The fire personnel brought the situation under control at around 12.30 am. According to the preliminary investigation, the fire officials and police suspect that an electrical short circuit might have caused the fire. The store was badly damaged in the incident. The fire officials are investigating if the building had fire fighting mechanism in place. The exact cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are yet to be ascertained. The local shop owners are being interrogated in this connection so far. A probe has been initiated in this regard. In another incident, a fire broke out at a heap of garbage on Armenian street at around 4 pm on Friday. One fire tender swung into action and brought the situation under control at around 4.30 pm. Locals panicked as the area is congested and there is always a chance of the fire spreading to the adjacent buildings. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Related posts:Dolphins have been trapped in Costa Rica’s Pacuare River for nearly a month Little has changed 1 year after slaying of Costa Rica conservationist Jairo Mora Perplexing ‘platypus’ dinosaur discovered in Chile US dentist named as killer of Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion It’s been almost a year since themurder of sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, but turtle conservation groups across Costa Rica are still reeling from a heightened perception of danger. Now, lacking the funds and manpower to continue as normal, one sea turtle program is seeking help elsewhere.“We have probably seen a 50 percent decrease in the number of volunteers,” said Daniela Moeller, the head of Latin American Sea Turtles (formerly Widecast, the organization Mora had worked for when he was killed). “With fewer volunteers, there are fewer patrols and less money to hire on locals.”LAST’s project, which is based north of the Pacuare River mouth, was named a finalist for a voting contest sponsored by the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) and National Geographic Germany. The contest, now in its third year, chooses conservation projects from around the world to vie for votes from the public. The project with the most votes will receive $35,000 in funding.LAST’s sea turtle conservation project is the only project from Costa Rica in the running. The six other programs include projects for trail development in Georgia, tiger conservation in Sumatra, forest conservation on the island of Bonaire, community environmental management in Madagascar and leopard conservation in Armenia.Cast your vote here on the EOCA’s website. Voting closes Monday at 4 a.m. Facebook Comments
Go back to the e-newsletter >Saturday 17 October 2015 will see the reopening of Amanjena, Morocco, after a three month enhancement project of the public areas and guest pavilions and the addition of a new two-bedroom ‘Maison Jardin’.In addition, two new restaurants have been introduced; The Japanese Restaurant with its convivial sushi bar and robata grill serving informal izakaya-style cuisine, and The Mediterranean Restaurant with a varied menu tracing culinary traditions from Morocco, Sicily, the South of France and Spain’s historic Al-Andalus region.Two new lounges are situated on either side of the reception pavilion, one serving afternoon tea and the other post-prandial cigars and shisha. Each lounge features its own fireplace and custom made furniture designed by architect and interior designer Reda Amalou, who has overseen all the design.Looking ahead, plans will include the development of 17 new Aman Residences which will be available for off-plan purchase and all of which will have views of the Atlas Mountains.Those wishing to invest in the Aman serviced villas will have the opportunity to contribute towards their design and layout alongside Reda Amalou who will personally oversee the construction.Measuring 1800m2 in size and with the capacity to house up to six bedrooms, all villas will be adjacent to the hotel whilst maintaining high levels of privacy.There will be options for clients to personalise their villas to include a private spa with hammam, gym, yoga and Pilates studio and either rooftop or ground floor swimming pool.Aman have also announced the following updates:Opening: Amanera, Dominican RepublicAmanera, scheduled to debut in the Dominican Republic, will open on Monday 23 November 2015. Amanera will become the first golf-integrated Aman and offer extensive dining, spa and recreational facilities.The launch of Amanera will precede that of Amanemu, scheduled to debut in the first quarter of 2016. A hot spring resort, Amanemu, located in Ise Shima National Park, will be the collection’s second resort in Japan, following on from Aman Tokyo which opened in December 2014.Aman unveils new websiteAman has unveiled a new website, accessible across all platforms and devices, which offers a mix of imagery, video and texts to showcase each resort and its setting.“Reflecting the gentle evolution of the brand and in keeping with our philosophy of inspiring guests with insightful journeys, the website is a window on the Aman lifestyle.” CEO of Aman, Olivier Jolivet says.“Providing a lust for far-away places and the desire for discovery, the image led website will, no doubt, be a catalyst to a journey like no other offering the restorative power of time, space and privacy”.Aman Private Jet Journeys: China and IndonesiaAman has announced the launch of Aman Private Jet Journeys. Guests will travel aboard private jets on journeys curated to incorporate the most exclusive excursions at each Aman and adding a personal touch, each trip will be hosted by one of Aman’s General Managers.The debut journey will take place on 5 March 2016, and for six nights will see just 12 guests embarking on an expedition between the three Aman destinations in China.Making pit-stops at some of the country’s monuments and natural attractions guests will travel to Beijing and stay at Aman Summer Palace, then on to the recently opened Amandayan in Lijiang and will conclude at Amanfayun in Hangzhou.The second voyage will explore Aman icons in Indonesia from 9 to 16 April, commencing in Bali, then onto Amanjiwo in Central Java and finally, to Amanwana, a wilderness hideaway on Moyo Island.A sailing expedition aboard Aman’s traditional Indonesian Phinisi coastal cruisers Amandira or Amanikan to the volcanic isles of Komodo National Park is also a highlight of this journey.Aman Venice appoints Creative Culinary ConsultantThis September, Chef Davide Oldani has joined the team at Aman Venice as Creative Culinary Consultant. The award-winning creator of Cucina POP, a contemporary philosophy on cuisine, and the author of seven culinary books, Oldani brings his personal interpretation of Italian gastronomy to the kitchens of Aman Venice alongside Chef Akio Fujita and Sous Chef Riccardo Aliceto.Oldani’s creations include mackerel ‘in saor’ and raspberry vinegar chickpea tart, Saffron risotto, caramelized onions with hot and cold Grana Padano, spaghetti with Monte Veronese cheese and oysters with sabayon and marrow. Sweet dishes on offer include a white tiramisu and apple compote with thyme-scented ice cream.“It is a great privilege to bring my experience to Venice and make my debut in this city at Aman Venice, a symbol of elegance and sophistication. It is this elegance that complements my way of thinking about cuisine and which lends itself to the perfect partnership”, says Chef Oldani who has enhanced the existing culinary offering by adding ten dishes to the menu.Amangani: USATo celebrate the milestone 50th anniversary of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Amangani will offer its guests the exclusive use of Foil Skis; handmade, elegant performance skis by family-owned Foil. Originating from Northern Italy, each Foil ski offers a completely different skiing experience.Amangani guests will have access to the use of the Riserva (slalom) and the Classico (allmountain) skis in the comfort of the Amangani Ski Lounge at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and will be amongst the first in the US to experience these handcrafted skis.The resort will also host a series of Italian-inspired evenings throughout the season featuring wine and cheese tastings for skiers to enjoy after a day on the slopes.The skis will debut at Amangani on 28 December 2015 and will be available throughout the winter season.Go back to the e-newsletter >
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