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AID FOR AIDS To Host My Hero Gala

first_imgAID FOR AIDS, the international non-profit organization committed to empowering communities at risk of HIV and other vulnerable situations, has announced the honorees for this year’s annual “My Hero Gala.”Iconic scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci will receive the My Hero Award for decades of substantial contributions to HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiencies, both as a scientist and as the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Television star and activist Daniel (Danny) Pintauro will be presented the Courage Award by his “who’s the Boss” co-star Tony Danza for his efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination.Additionally, the organization has announced that ABC national news special correspondent Gio Benitez will be the emcee for the evening, and Latin pop star Guto Bittencourt will perform, debuting the song “Rolling” from his upcoming album. 100% of the royalties from his new single will be donated to AID FOR AIDS international (AFA).Now in its 19th year of its international life-saving work providing 1st world medicines to developing, world populations, founder and Executive Director Jesus Aguais said, “Now in its 19th year, AFA celebrates being recognized internationally as a successful model of empowerment. As we close in on our 20th anniversary our ambitious goal is to continue reducing stigma and discrimination associated with HIV, as well as to expand our high social impact programs that enable the development of leadership, adopting prevention and comprehensive health as a lifestyle for a better quality of life.”The “MY HERO Gala” will be held November 4th at the new Cipriani on Broadway in downtown New York City.In addition to those named above, supporters expected at the gala include: Kelly Rutherford; Nicole Miller; Miss Universe Paulina Vega; Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro, Madeline Brewer from Orange is the New Black, Clay Aiken, designer Angel Sanchez; Board member- scientist Dr. Bill Haseltine (known for his groundbreaking work on HIV/AIDS meds and the human genome); Venezuelan humanitarian and President of Aid for AIDS, Maria Eugenia Maury; Founder and Executive Director, Jesus Aguais; David Roth; Donald Dye; and Laura Pilson among others.last_img read more

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

first_imgApp Store Official Charts for the week ending November 18, 2018:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Plague Inc.,Ndemic Creations4. Bloons TD 6,Ninja Kiwi5. NBA 2K19, 2K6. 60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure, Robot Gentleman7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB8. Bloons TD 5,Ninja Kiwi9. The Game of Life, Marmalade Game Studios10. Stardew Valley, Chucklefish LimitedTop Free iPhone Apps:1. Bitlife-Life Simulator, Candywriter, LLC2. Swing Star, Good Job Games3. Fire Balls 3D, Voodoo4. 2, Voodoo5. Find Differences: Detective,Fastone Games6. My Talking Tom 2, Outfit7 Limited7. Stickman Hook, MADBOX8. Flip Trickster, Lion Studios9. Helix Jump, Voodoo10. Words Story, ZHOU JIAPINGTop Paid iPad Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. 60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure, Robot Gentleman3. My City: Dentist Visit, My Town Games LTD4. Castle of Illusion, Disney5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB6. Bloons TD 6,Ninja Kiwi7. Stardew Valley, Chucklefish Limited8. Plauge Inc., Ndemic Creations9. NBA 2K19, 2K10. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.Top Free iPad Apps:1. Swing Star, Good Job Games2. My Talking Tom 2, Outfit7 Limited3. 2, Voodoo4. Fire Balls 3D, Voodoo5. Flip Trickster, Lion Studios6. Helix Jump, Voodoo7. Happy Glass, Lion Studios8., Voodoo9. Golfmasters-Fun Golf Game, Playgendary10., Good Job Games__(copyright) 2018 Apple Inc.The Associated Presslast_img read more

City taking action on six properties with illegal suites

first_imgThe following six properties have been issued the notices:8804 – 77 Street PID Number 029-580-8388806 – 77 Street PID Number 029-580-8469113 – 101 Avenue PID Number 028-982-0299111 – 101 Avenue PID Number 028-982-03711024 – 104A Avenue PID Number 029-145-00711026 – 104A Avenue PID Number 029-144-990Jamurat explained that the process contains checks and balances to help the City determine whether the illegal suites on the properties can be made to adhere to bylaws.In their report, the City’s building inspectors stated that since the suites on the properties contravened zoning and building codes, and were built without permits, they weren’t able to confirm that they were built to code and that there were approvals in place.Jamurat said that the Bylaw Contravention Notice on the properties’ titles mean that the current and future owners of the properties will be made aware of the issues.She said that though titles have been issued for the properties, the City won’t be taking the approach of getting property owners to have the illegal suites removed.“Our intent is to go through a process where we have any flagged properties to bring those forward in a very logical approach to Council.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is going to be taking action against six properties after councillors voted in favour of issuing Bylaw Contravention Notices on the properties’ titles at Monday’s Council meeting.The City’s Planning Manager Renee Jamurat said that the notices have been put onto the properties’ titles under Section 57 of the Community Charter, which is part of the procedure that local governments need to follow. A duplex at 8804 and 8806 77 St. that had bylaw contravention notices issued during the summer for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 8804 and 8806 77 St. that had bylaw contravention notices issued during the summer for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 9111 and 9113 101 Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 9111 and 9113 101 Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 11024 and 11026 104A Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 11024 and 11026 104A Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton Jamurat said that staff has another set of properties that it’s working on getting notices onto titles but would not divulge any specifics.According to Jamurat, this is the first time that the City has taken this approach in dealing with illegal suites, due to problems caused by secondary suites only having become an issue in recent years.last_img read more

Controversial Pokemon Go game launched in Sri Lanka

The controversial Pokemon Go game has been launched in Sri Lanka. The game, which some believed to be a security risk, was launched in Sri Lanka and South Asia.Niantic launched the massively popular AR-powered mobile game Pokémon Go in India and other South Asian countries today (14 December), nearly five months since its release in July. The hit smartphone game is now available for download in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for iOS and Android, IB Times reported. To bring the popular game to India, Niantic partnered with local carrier Reliance Jio, transforming thousands of Reliance Digital stores and select partner premises across the country into PokéStops or Gyms. Local Pokémon Go fans will also be able to access an exclusive Pokémon Go Channel via Jio’s social messaging app that allows them to connect with other players, get daily tips and clues and participate in contests and events. “To our Trainers in India — we appreciate your patience during the last few months while we worked on bringing Pokémon Go to your country,” the developer wrote in a blog post on 13 December. “The Niantic team had to resolve a few administrative challenges before launching in order to ensure we could provide the best experience possible.” “We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokémon GO in India.” John Hanke, CEO and founder of Niantic, said in a statement. “It’s exciting to see Pokémon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokémon and Jio’s disruptive high speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game.”The developer also noted that Jio’s SIM customers will also be able to download and play the game without incurring data charges during its “Happy New Year” offer. (Colombo Gazette) read more

No pattern of discrimination in UN employment practices report finds

The report, which was compiled by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) and released today, covers possible discrimination within the United Nations due to nationality, race, sex, religion or language.It concludes that there does not seem be any “systematic and consistent preference or exclusion” that impaired equal opportunity for any given region, whether in appointments, promotions or reappointments, during the past six years. However, there have been instances where, at certain levels, regional differences do exist.The report also notes that while some strides have been made in achieving gender parity, process has been slow; men have been more likely to be hired, promoted and reappointed, particularly at the higher grades. “More attention needs to be given to recruiting and promoting women at the higher levels and to counteract the rising separation rate of women from the Organization,” the report says.Among its recommendations, OIOS says that the complaint mechanisms for dealing with discrimination within the UN need to be strengthened, in part by making the Panel on Discrimination and other Grievances more effective.The Office also suggests that Secretary-General Kofi Annan issue a bulletin in which he articulates a policy on discrimination for the UN.In a note accompanying the report, the Secretary-General reaffirms his commitment to ensuring that discrimination is not tolerated at the UN and that any allegations of discrimination will be promptly addressed.Concurring with the report’s recommendations, Mr. Annan notes that he recently appointed an Ombudsman, Patricia Durrant of Jamaica, to help resolve conflicts, including allegations of discrimination. read more

CAL announces cancellations due to Hurricane Maria

Caribbean Airlines (CAL), earlier today, said that it has cancelled a number of flights scheduled for September 18 due to threats from Hurricane Maria.The airline in a press release said Hurricane Maria has caused the closure of George FL Charles International Airport in St Lucia and Strong Storm Winds in Barbados forcing the cancellation of flights.CAL announced that flights BW434, BW435, BW412, BW413, and  BW459 departing from Port of Spain to St Lucia, St Lucia to Port of Spain, Port of Spain to Barbados, Barbados to Port of Spain and Kingston to Antigua respectively, have been cancelled.The airline said that it is permitting affected customers to rebook their reservations without penalty, subject to the following conditions:• Passengers must have a confirmed ticket issued before September 18, 2017.• Passengers must book to travel during the period September 18-20, 2017.• Changes on the routing (origin/destination) of the original booking are not permitted.Meanwhile CAL said it will not be responsible for arrangements to/from alternative airports or for any hotel/overnight expenses incurred.The airline said that full refunds (without penalty) will be allowed on tickets issued for travel between 18 and 20 September 2017 only, with the last date for requesting refund being September 27, the airline said.Customers are advised to visit www.caribbean‐ to check their flight status before going to the airport or call the Caribbean Airlines call centres for further details. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCAL offers relief flights after cancellations due to weatherAugust 18, 2017In “latest news”Several CAL flights cancelled over storm warningJune 19, 2017In “latest news”CAL cancels Florida flights as Irma approachesSeptember 7, 2017In “latest news” read more

EYEWITNESS Its not a gas…

…with gasBack in the day, original hipsters like Frank Sinatra introduced the Irish expression “It’s a gas!” — meaning a fun activity — into the general lexicon. The pronouncements of the Guyana Government on the gas found off our shores by Exxon associated with petroleum show clearly that their spokesmen are no hipsters! But yet, like Frank, they insist on doing things “their way”; though, in the end, Guyana gets it in the end!Let’s step back a bit with this gas business, shall we, dear reader? Right after their oil strike in May 2015, Exxon announced they would be using some of the gas to run the operations of their FPSO, and inject the remainder back under the seabed — where it would help to push out some more oil. They never planned on sending any to our shores.After trying all sorts of sleights of hand to convince Guyanese better days are coming, however, the Government’s latest dodge is to convince Exxon to send the gas ashore to fire up some GPL generators.GPL, as we know from the writings of some of the Government’s staunchest supporters, has taken us back to the (dark) days of Burnham, when blackouts were the order of the day (and night)! So the gas talk is supposed to give the longsuffering Guyanese some hope.Anyhow, the Government, as is standard in these matters, ordered a feasibility study. After all, it’s not just a matter of pumping the gas from under the sea and then sending it out to our GPL plants in rubber hoses like the ones you have attached to your stove. It’s a tad more complicated than that; but don’t tell the Govt!!Firstly, the gas, which is mostly methane, has to be cleansed of a host of compounds that are quite polluting. This takes money. While it can be done on the FPSO – in larger quantities than for its own use – there’s the cost. Also, the cost of gas pipelines from 120 miles out in the deep Atlantic, and the cost of retrofitting the present GPL generators to consume methane. But before any of this has been costed, the Government insists “It’s feasible!!”But another hitch has popped up on the gas front.Norway had committed US$80 million for “renewable energy” in general, and Amaila in particular. The Govt, of course, balked at Amaila because it’s Jagdeo’s idea, and are now trying to convince Norway they can’t withhold their money ‘cause natural gas is “renewable” and “non-polluting”!!Sure – renewable in 65 billion years!!! But still burns into carbon dioxide!!When these guys in the Government speak, it’s a gas!!…with police on bicyclesYour Eyewitness thought the “police on bicycles” plan was confined to the city of Georgetown – where the City Constabulary has become exhausted from running down vendors and other hapless citizens on foot to shake them down!! But the bicycled cops are now also deployed on the West Coast, where they will be thrown into the ongoing fight against crime.It’s evidently one more attempt by the Police to present a “kinder gentler” face to the public. It mightn’t be the ruddy-cheeked cops on the beat who handed out candy to kids at Christmas time, like we saw in the old movies, but it’s a start, right? But it was a bit of a stretch to suggest the bicycled cops would be better in crowd control! They’ll form a bicycle cordon?Then one wonders if Policemen on horseback will also be deployed outside of Georgetown. They’ll also get to crime scenes “in minutes”, as promised with the bicycles, but they’ll be easier to feed!…on new oil fieldsOK…Janet Jagan gave away too many fields to Exxon. But she DIDN’T know the fields had oil. It was a gamble.But why no bidding by Trotman for new fields – AFTER the “world class” oil find by Exxon? Political investments? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Troubled by…January 9, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Just a gyaff…September 20, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Déjà vu…July 11, 2017In “EYEWITNESS” read more

Suspected arson attack on offduty gardaí cars condemned as investigation launched

first_img File Photo Updated Apr 10th 2019, 10:34 PM CRIMINALS BEHIND A suspected arson attack on cars believed to belong to off-duty gardaí in county Louth have been condemned.The three cars were parked in a private housing estate in Knockbridge and at this stage it is thought that one was set on fire which resulted in damage being caused to the cars parked beside it. The overnight incident has been described as “intimidation” by local Fianna Fáil TD Declan Breathnach.Breathnach, who lives in Knockbridge, has said “intimidation of gardaí or officers of our State is not something the vast majority of citizens of this State support”.“I condemn such actions by those criminals who’s activity in my area is not reflective of the residents of Knockbridge or Co Louth,” he added. The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has also condemned the attack. “Regrettably, the targeting of gardaí working to protect communities is becoming more common and shows the need for regular risk assessments to be carried out for officers investigating violent and serious crime,” GRA general secretary Pat Ennis said. “On behalf of all GRA members, I extend our support to these officers and offer any assistance we can,” he said.Attacking the property of committed public servants who have been victimised for carrying out their duty is a serious crime and I very much hope those responsible are brought to justice as soon as possible and dealt with appropriately by the courts.Ennis urged anyone with information in relation to the attack to contact gardaí.  The Garda Press Office did not confirm who owned the vehicles.In a statement it said: “Gardaí in Dundalk are investigating an incident of criminal damage that occurred to a car at a house in Knockbridge, Dundalk in the early hours this morning.”It said that no one was injured and “investigations are ongoing”.With reporting by Hayley Halpin Wednesday 10 Apr 2019, 10:34 PM Suspected arson attack on off-duty gardaí cars condemned as investigation launched The incident has been described as ‘intimidation’ by local Fianna Fáil TD Declan Breathnach. Share75 Tweet Email File Photo 34,032 Views 22 Comments Apr 10th 2019, 11:27 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL By Elaine Keoghlast_img read more

Thank you and a thumbs up Seán Cox addresses public for the

first_img Subscribe By Emma Duffy Short URL Share284 Tweet Email2 Apr 11th 2019, 8:50 AM ‘Thank you’ and a thumbs up – Seán Cox addresses public for the first time since attack The injured Liverpool fan has a special message for supporters ahead of tomorrow night’s charity match at the Aviva Stadium. 27 Comments All going to plan, the 53-year-old will be in attendance as a Republic of Ireland XI take on Liverpool legends. It will be the first time he has been outside a medical setting in almost a year.Cox sustained life-changing injuries when he was attacked outside Anfield, the Reds’ home ground, before a Champions League football match against Roma last year. The brain injuries he suffered as a result of the vicious assault meant that he will need ongoing care for years to come. Almost €2 million has been raised to help his family.He is currently receiving treatment at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire.Tickets for tomorrow night’s charity match can be purchased through Ticketmaster and donations can made to Seán and his family on the Go Fund Me page Support Sean Cox.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: INJURED LIVERPOOL FAN Seán Cox has addressed the public for the first time since last year’s attack, giving well-wishers a thumbs up and a ‘thank you’ in a short video clip.The Meathman’s family released the four-second video on Twitter this morning, ahead of tomorrow night’s charity match in his honour at the Aviva Stadium.Bake sale, bag pack or bingo.If you are one of the thousands who organised/attended a fundraiser to #supportseanSean Cox has this message for you x— Support Sean (@coxynwa) April 11, 2019 34,214 Views Thursday 11 Apr 2019, 8:50 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Advantage Kokkinakis

first_imgThanasi Kokkinakis will be in the best shape of his career at his second Australian Open appearance, and has been tipped for Melbourne Park success by world number one Novak Djokovic.With a full year on tour under his belt, the 18-year-old from Adelaide told Neos Kosmos this week that he was raring to go and keen to build on his success at last year’s Open when he won his first ever grand slam match against Igor Sijsling.“I was fortunate enough to get a wild card last year and I feel I’ve improved a lot, so hopefully I can go a bit further this year.”World number one Djokovic told Fox Sports this week that he expected Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios to do well in front of a home crowd. “They’re very talented players,” he said, “and I’m sure with the crowd behind them they’ll be very tough opponents.”Kokkinakis, who is currently ranked 149th in the ATP world rankings, said that his goal was to play well enough at the Australian Open to crack the top 100.“That’s not easy, but I feel that I’ve got the game to compete with the top one hundred players … I feel I can do it.“There’s a bit more pressure than last year but I’ve got to trust the work I did in the off-season, so I should be right.”Asked how he handles the media attention that comes with being picked for a senior grand slam event (he reached two junior grand slam finals in 2013), Kokkinakis said it was a matter of embracing the experience.“You just have to make sure you’re dedicated on and off the court, put in all the focus every session, and be as well prepared as you can.“You have to chill out, not get too distracted by social media, and have a good time.”Last year Kokkinakis suffered from cramps during his first round victory, before being defeated three sets to love by Raphael Nadal in the second round.This time around Thanasi feels he has more to give and the stamina to compete with the best.“Physically I’ve improved, in all areas I think I’ve improved. Hopefully I’m a bit fitter and stronger.”Thanasi Kokkinakis has been drawn against 11th seed Ernests Gulbis in the opening round. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

SoccerCity developer files lawsuit to remove SDSU West from November ballot

first_img Ed Lenderman April 19, 2018 Updated: 11:36 AM Ed Lenderman, Posted: April 19, 2018center_img SoccerCity developer files lawsuit to remove SDSU West from November ballot 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe developers of SoccerCity filed suit Wednesday in an effort to remove the rival SDSU West initiative from the November ballot.The suit filed in San Diego Superior Court claims Friends of SDSU, the group backing the university’s plan, misused the San Diego State University name and tricked voters into signing the ballot petition.Both plans are on the ballot, and whichever gets the most votes will earn the right to develop the former Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley.SoccerCity is a private initiative backed by FS Investors, while SDSU West is a public-private plan backed by the Friends of SDSU coalition that consists of SDSU alumni, community and business leaders. Both plans would provide for a stadium to be used by SDSU, a pro soccer team and ultimately a pro football team.Friends of SDSU released a statement in response to the suit.“This lawsuit is a desperate attempt by FS Investors to eliminate voter choice about the use of the stadium property and distract them from the details of their flawed SoccerCity initiative. FS Investors are concerned because they know most voters support the SDSU West initiative, so they are trying to deny voters that choice. It is entirely appropriate for our initiative and campaign committee to utilize the SDSU name, given its purpose is to help San Diego State University grow its academic, research and economic benefits for San Diego,” the statment read.“It should also be noted that SoccerCity has used SDSU’s name in their pitch to voters repeatedly over the past year. If approved, SoccerCity would block San Diego State University’s growth potential; yet FS Investors has repeatedly used SDSU’s name and likeness to promote their campaign,” the statement continued.The suit was filed on the same day that the Friends of SDSU held a news conference to showcase support for their plan.“San Diego State University alumni have come together to support SDSU West because we know it is the best proposal regarding the Mission Valley stadium site for our beloved university,” said Friends of SDSU steering committee member Fred Pierce. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity designed to help San Diego State University to grow and prosper.”SoccerCity project manager Nick Stone provided a statement following the Friends of SDSU news conference:“The fact is, the SoccerCity proposal meets the stated needs of SDSU at less cost to the university and provides significantly more benefit to taxpayers than the developer-written ‘SDSU West’ initiative.” Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: SDSU West, SoccerCity, Stadium Site FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Melco wins Gold Award at Asia Recruitment Awards 2019 for Best Mass

first_img JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPosts Jan Jones Blackhurst to leave executive role, join Caesars Board of Directors Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has won the Gold Award for Best Mass Recruitment at the Human Resources Asia Recruitment Awards 2019.In a press release, Melco said the award recognizes its reputation as “somewhere people want to work and where colleagues are at the center of the company’s corporate strategy.” Anchored by the philosophy to “hire for attitude, potential, and image, and train on skills”, Melco’s integrated resorts have been successful in hiring thousands of colleagues and onboarding them to ensure that premium service is delivered to its customers,” it added.Established in 2015, the Asia Recruitment Awards is the only regional recruitment awards ceremony. The Best Mass Recruitment category recognizes successful strategies and performance across companies. Candidates are evaluated for their recruitment process, including extensive search, initial screening, recruitment interviews and employee turnover rates.Candidates for the award also had to demonstrate how their employee recruitment strategies enable an effective employee engagement track record for the company.“This award is a testament to our efforts and dedication to ensure an employer brand which attracts the type of individuals who are committed to delivering excellence and the best and most memorable experiences to our guests, from top to bottom,” said Melco Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho.“Being a company that people want to work for is central to our corporate philosophy of attracting, retaining and ensuring colleagues who are engaged to deliver on the company’s brand for premium luxury experiences.” Load Morelast_img read more

2 police cruisers involved in separate crashes

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two police cruisers were involved in separate crashes, Wednesday night, in Southwest Miami-Dade.A Miami-Dade Police cruiser going south on Florida’s Turnpike smashed into a guardrail at the Bird Road exit. One of the two officers inside was taken to the hospital.At the same exit, a driver rear-ended a Miami Beach Police cruiser. That officer wasn’t hurt.Officials have not confirmed whether the two accidents are related.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

FBI Man who robbed Kendall bank likely same crook who targeted 2

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – FBI investigators believe a man who targeted two banks in Miami Beach has robbed another bank in Kendall.The robbery happened at a Space Coast Credit Union, along Southwest 127th Avenue near 120th Street, Monday.Federal authorities said the robber went inside the bank, demanded money and took off.Investigators believe the crook is the same person who targeted an Ocean Bank and a Regions Bank on Miami Beach along West 41st Street, Friday.If you have any information on these bank robberies, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Nexstar Attempts to Disrupt Meredith Deal with Bid for Media General

first_img Importantly, Nexstar is positioning the deal as a “pure-play” broadcast deal, without any ownership of publishing assets.  In an effort to focus on its broadcasting assets, Media General closed on a deal to sell 63 daily and weekly newspapers to Berkshire Hathaway in 2012 for $142 million in cash.  The Nexstar Broadcasting Group could scuttle Media General’s deal to buy a majority stake in Meredith Corp. through a bid announced today to acquire Media General for $10.50 per share. The transaction, including debt, would value Media General at $4.1 billion. “The ill-conceived Meredith transaction, which caused an immediate drop in Media General’s stock price and criticism from a number of your investors and analysts, exposes Media General once again to the publishing business and creates a pro-forma EBITDA mix with significant exposure to publishing. Were you to engage with us, we believe you could deliver significantly more value to your shareholders,” says the letter. Lastly, Nexstar claims it would be the better steward of the broadcast assets. “Importantly, our team is committed to the Media General combination and will ‘own’ the results and synergies,” says the letter. “This is in sharp contrast to the Meredith transaction where the Media General management team is ‘handing over the keys’ to the Meredith management team.” The Nexstar bid, delivered to Media General as a letter, describes the Meredith deal as “ill-conceived” and contends that a Nexstar/Media General merger would offer even bigger scale—162 stations in 99 markets versus 82 stations in 54 markets.  The offer comes three weeks after Media General announced it was buying a 65 percent stake in Meredith Corp. for $2.4 billion. According to those two companies, the deal will create the third-largest owner of network affiliates, with 88 stations in 54 markets. Meredith CEO Stephen Lacy is in line to lead the combined entity. And the deal with Meredith, which is expected to close next June, is largely viewed as a broadcast-oriented deal leaving industry watchers to wonder what Media General would end up doing with Meredith’s National Media Group. Update: Media General issued a statement acknowledging it received the unsolicited proposal from Nexstar:  “Consistent with its fiduciary duties, the Media General Board of Directors, in consultation with its legal and financial advisors, will carefully review and consider the proposal to determine the course of action that it believes is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders,” says the statement. “Media General shareholders are advised to take no action at this time. Media General will have no further comment on the proposal until the Board has completed its review.” Meanwhile, according to the statement, Media General’s board of directors “continues to recommend the proposed transaction with Meredith.”last_img read more

Scientists build a 3D printer that turns goo into solid objects

first_img 1 Tags Preview • The $500 Solidoodle 2 just upended the 3D printer market CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further. Share your voice UC Berkeley The next generation of 3D printing has turned to Star Trek for a bit of inspiration.Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have built a 3D printer dubbed “the replicator” that uses light to build solid 3D objects from a gelatinous solution. It shares its name with a Star Trek device that conjures objects out of thin air.This version of the replicator isn’t quite that advanced, but it is a step forward for 3D printing. It uses a repurposed digital video projector as a light source to crafts object that are smoother, more flexible and more complex than a traditional 3D printer.”Basically, you’ve got an off-the-shelf video projector, which I literally brought in from home, and then you plug it into a laptop and use it to project a series of computed images, while a motor turns a cylinder that has a 3D-printing resin in it,” said Hayden Taylor, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley.The projector is loaded with a series of 3D-computed models that it beams out as a series of light patterns at a gelatinous resin contained within a jar. The resin is composed of light-sensitive molecules and dissolved oxygen, and is slowly spun in place as the light is beamed at it. As the light hits the liquid, the oxygen is depleted, which allows the molecules within the resin to form cross-links. Those links are the key to the transformation, turning the liquid into a solid.The replicator shines a light through the gel to craft solid objects UC Berkeley Traditional 3D printers have typically used a layering process, where the structure is built from the ground up by constructing an object in thin horizontal slices  Because the replicatorSo far, the team has created a number of different objects using the new printer, including a replica of Rodin’s Thinker statue, a smooth and highly flexible doughnut and a model of the lower jaw. The printer is currently limited to producing objects within a diameter of 4 inches (10.16 centimeters) and doesn’t produce any waste — the goo can be reused in subsequent prints.Importantly, it also allows the researchers to fabricate 3D objects around preexisting structures. For instance, the team placed a screwdriver shaft within the resin, then used their printer to fabricate a handle. “I think this is a route to being able to mass-customize objects even more, whether they are prosthetics or running shoes,” Taylor said.The research was published in Science on Jan. 31. You can watch the full process in action via UC Berkeley’s video below.  Comment Solidoodle 3D Printer Sci-Techlast_img read more

2019 Volkswagen Arteon is pricey starting from 36840

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better The US launch of the Volkswagen Arteon was delayed for some time, but now the car is on track to hit showrooms in April, and we’ve finally got both fuel economy and pricing info for it. The car’s sticker prices push it into premium territory, ranging from $36,840 up to $45,940, including destination. On the other hand, the Arteon’s style and generous equipment levels should merit those prices.That aforementioned base price nets you a 2019 Arteon SE with front-wheel drive, while upgrading to one with 4Motion all-wheel drive costs $38,640. Standard goodies on that trim level include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, heated and powered front seats, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and push-button start. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system has two USB and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard safety gear includes forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.Enlarge ImageAlready on sale in Europe, the Arteon is finally headed to US dealers. Volkswagen Moving up to the Arteon SEL costs $40,990 if you want front-wheel drive or $42,790 for all-wheel drive. Upgrades include adaptive headlights, a panoramic sunroof, power-folding mirrors, remote start, Nappa leather upholstery, ambient lighting, built-in navigation, adaptive cruise control and a 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster.The final tier is the 2019 Arteon SEL Premium, which comes standard with all-wheel drive for $45,940. Compared to the SEL, it adds 19-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel, cooled front seats, a massaging driver’s seat, a power open/close trunklid, heated rear seats and extra safety equipment like lane-departure warning, self-park assist and a 360-degree camera.2019-volkswagen-arteon-8Enlarge ImageLarger wheels are among the components of the R-Line package. Nick Miotke/Roadshow You can also elect to add the R-Line package to any trim level, giving the Arteon a slightly sportier look. It costs $1,265 extra when specified with 19-inch wheels or $1,765 if you’d like 20s instead.All versions of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon use a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine rated for 268 horsepower and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Volkswagen’s DCC adaptive dampers come standard, and the Arteon is built on a version of the MQB chassis also used for cars such as the Golf and Jetta. 33 Photos More about 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Comment Volkswagen 2019 Volkswagen Arteon: Standard adaptive dampers and lots of tech Preview • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon first drive: Flagship fastback feels familiar Review • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon review: VW’s CC followup is more than just a carbon copy 2019 Volkswagen Arteon first drive: Flagship fastback feels familiar Share your voice More From Roadshow Tags 2019 Volkswagen Arteon review: VW’s CC followup is more than just a carbon copy Volkswagen Hatchbacks 1last_img read more

DC vs SRH stats preview David Warners problem Rishabh Pants record

first_imgSunRisers Hyderabad know how to win games as the roles seem to be defined, the players are given a long rope and there is confidence in the unit. Delhi Capitals, however, have found ways of squandering winning positions and end up on the losing side. There is quality in the ranks, but the players are young and they have failed to identify and capture critical moments in the match.As both sides prepare to face off, their IPL head-to-head record is pretty interesting. SunRisers have the clear edge over Delhi as they have won 8 out of the 12 encounters between the sides. At Kotla, which is supposed to be the home ground of Delhi, SRH has dominated, winning 3 out of the 4 matches played at the venue. David Warner and the Delhi syndrome Warner and Bairstow walking out to bat against RCB on Sunday.IPL InstagramFor SunRisers, the form of David Warner is a huge plus at the top of the order. However, if we pit his exemplary record in the IPL, his numbers fade against Delhi. The Australian has scored 203 runs in 8 matches against the Delhi team and his strike rate is 132 which is the lowest among all the currently active teams in the IPL.However, his numbers at the Kotla are quite. The opening batsman has scored 758 runs in 29 T20s at the venue, which could well be what Sunrisers want from the maverick at the top of the order.For Delhi, the bigger problem is their middle order muddle. The top order keeps providing them with good starts, but the choke in the middle order has cost them two games now. This season, out of the 669 runs scored by the Delhi Capitals, almost 74.29 % of the runs have come from the top-order batsmen.  Rishabh PantIANSWhen we look at the bowling attack of Delhi, we see that the majority of the work is done by the overseas players in Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris. The Indian crew need to step up and this is the time when Amit Mishra has to get the job done for this side. He needs just 1 wicket to reach 150 wickets in IPL.Rishabh Pant, who needs to identify the fact that he has to stay put and win games for his side, needs 35 more runs to surpass David Warner and become the highest scorer for Delhi in IPL. Also, his highest score of 128* came against Sunrisers Hyderabad last season and this is the boost he needs before this match.last_img read more

Square Inc to decide IPO price band this week begin trading before

first_imgThe price range for mobile payments company Square Inc’s initial public offering will be set this week and its shares will start trading in the week before Thanksgiving, CNBC said in a tweet on Monday, citing sources.Reuters, citing CNBC, said the company, headed by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, filed for an IPO on Oct. 14.The company founded by Jack Dorsey will boast about the growth story of its small business financing arm, Square Capital.In its last funding round, the San-Francisco based company was valued at $6 billion, according to Reuters. Square’s senior management will present the company to investors as they head towards the IPO next week.The company filed for a prospectus for its IPO last month and intends to apply for common stock under the symbol ‘SQ’ on the New York Stock Exchange, Business Insider reported.However, investors are worried. Jack Dorsey who was named a permanent CEO of Twitter last month may have trouble dedicating his time to both the companies—twitter and Square. Once Square goes up on the NYSE, Jack would be the CEO of two public offering companies, investors feared.The company has advanced more than $75 million to small businesses in three months, Business Insider India reported.Rapid Ratings, which rates the financial health of private and public companies, has given Square a rating of 41 on a scale of 0 to 100, where 100 is a score reserved for the most fiscally sound companies, Reuters said.”As per Rapid Ratings, Square falls into the “medium risk” category owing to its declining operating profit and weak earnings performance”, the report said.  The company’s total debt exceeded $350 million, according to one estimate.Thanksgiving falls on 26 November this year.last_img read more