It was a great day for the Australian teams, winning all four matches and retaining the Youth Trans Tasman Trophy. The 18’s Boys locked up their series at one game-a-piece, with the all important decider to be played at 10.00am tomorrow morning. The 18’s Girls, 20’s Girls and 20’s Boys all won their respective second games, and in doing so won their respective series’. 18’s GirlsAustralia has fought back to win the second 18’s Girls game and therefore claim the division on day two of the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. New Zealand started the game strongly, with Cassandra Engler scoring the opening touchdown of the game. Due to the heat, the game was split into 10 minute quarters, with New Zealand going to the first break and the half-time break leading 1-0. Whatever Australian coach, Craig Morrow said at half-time worked for the team, with the Aussies coming out firing in the second half. Four touchdown in the first 10 minute stanza to Jemma Mi MI, Emma Sykes, Madi Crowe and Steph Maiolo saw the Australians take a 4-1 lead with 10 minutes to go. The Aussies further extended their lead through Shenae Ciesiolka in the opening set of the quarter to take a four touchdown lead. The score remained that at full-time, with the Australians winning game two and the series. You can watch the third game live at 9.00am here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkuvjG0NMNc18’s BoysThe Australian 18’s Boys team has kept the series alive with their game two win in the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. After coming agonisingly close in game one last night, the Australians led from the early stages of the match.Tristan Broadbridge scored first for the Aussies in the seventh minute, before beautiful footwork by Kalyn Ponga gave the Australians a 2-0 lead. Touchdowns to Kai Simbolon and Jackson Mills in the final minutes of the half, before Hauriri Harvey scored the Kiwis to bridge the gap to three touchdowns at half-time, 4-1. The teams traded touchdowns early in the second half, before the Australians continued their scoring spree to lead by eight touchdowns at one stage. Australia’s Jackson Mills showed the commitment of the team to win the game with an incredible chase down the sideline to stop the Kiwis from scoring during the half, with the Australians taking the win 11-4. The win sees the series go to a third and deciding game, one that will no doubt live up to expectations. You can watch it live here at 10.00am – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEuw5669drQ 20’s GirlsThe Australia 20’s Girls have continued their dominance of the 20’s Girls division, winning game two 15-3 and claiming the series title on day two of the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. The girls got out to a blistering start, not too dissimilar to yesterday’s game, and went to the half-time break with a 7-1 lead. First half touchdowns were scored by Yasmin Meakes, Sammy Rodgers, Toni Well and first half doubles to Kimberley Sue See and Laura Peattie gave them a 7-1 half-time lead. The Aussies further extended their lead in the second half, with Laura Peattie finishing with four touchdowns for the match, to run away with a 15-3 win and the series title for the 20’s Girls division. The third and final game will be played at 11.00am Sunday, you can watch it live here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV5XGVaBWh020’s BoysThe Australian 20’s Boys have continued their impressive form on day two of the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series, with a strong performance in game two to claim the series 2-0 with one game to go. A first half hat-trick to Paddy Coelho helped the Aussies to a 7-1 half-time lead. They further extended their lead in the second half, taking the game 10-2 and taking a 2-0 series win with one game remaining in the series. The 20’s Boys win meant that Australia retained the Youth Trans Tasman Series trophy. The 20’s Boys will play their last game at 11.00am on Sunday, you can watch it live here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Vcl7_0R5ERelated LinksYTT Day Two
The province has taken the first steps to establish a new, 10-day service standard for government permits and licences for businesses and individuals. The service standard is set out in the Better Regulation Initiative’s progress report released today, Nov. 20. “Nova Scotia has made more efficient regulation a priority and has set aggressive targets to improve its business climate while, at the same time, ensuring citizen protection,” said Jamie Muir, chair of the Treasury and Policy Board and Minister responsible for the Better Regulation Initiative. “With the release of the Better Regulation initiative’s second progress report, we are delivering on our commitment to report publicly and regularly.” The 2006-07 progress report highlights the province’s commitment to reduce the paper work burden for business. It also features examples of the province’s improvements to the regulatory climate, including a new weigh-in motion system, a new septic approval process, and a new propane registration system for residential installations. Last month, the province announced it had stopped the growth of provincial regulatory paper work and made an initial reduction of 2.5 per cent. A service standard for processing applications for licences and permits within 10 business days will complement the efforts to reduce paperwork by tackling the time business waits to hear the results of their applications. “Nova Scotia’s Better Regulation Initiative has all of the factors needed for success, including measurement, public reporting and reduction targets,” said Leanne Hachey, vice-president Atlantic, Canadian Federation of Independent Business. “It’s a model we are waving across the country.” The Better Regulation Initiative is a multi-pronged approach to improving the provincial government’s regulatory climate. It aims to maintain the benefits of regulation while making it easier to do business in Nova Scotia. It involves all departments of the provincial government in creating a culture of continuous improvement that will result in simpler, more effective regulation. For more information on the Better Regulation Initiative, visit www.gov.ns.ca/betterregulation.
HALIFAX – Five Halifax venues have responded to Tragically Hip rocker Gord Downie’s call on corporate Canada to do more to promote dialogue and reconciliation with Aboriginal people.The Legacy Room initiative, part of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, announced new locations Friday including a Halifax private school, a university, an accounting outlet, a restaurant and a development firm.Charlene Bearhead, co-chairwoman of the fund, said the spaces will encourage conversations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and raise awareness of the legacy of residential schools.“Being angry or shamed, shaming white people or re-traumatizing Indigenous people, it doesn’t serve us collectively,” she said during an interview.“These spaces are about building relationships and encouraging learning and awareness.”The five Halifax locations, the Armbrae Academy, the Barrington Steak House and Oyster Bar, the library at Dalhousie University, Deloitte Atlantic Canada and the Waterfront Development Corp., join three legacy rooms established in Ontario and aboard the Canada C3 ship travelling from Toronto to Victoria, bringing the total to nine rooms across the country.The host of each Legacy Room has committed to an annual donation of $5,000 over five years, which will go towards grassroots reconciliation programs to support healing and recovery.The fund honours 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack, who died in 1966 after running away from a residential school near Kenora, Ont.The Canadian government launched the residential school system in the 19th century. Over decades, about 150,000 Indigenous children were removed from their homes and sent to religious boarding schools.Away from their families and native culture, many students lived in horrific conditions and endured severe abuse. The impact of residential schools continues to be felt today.Halifax MP Andy Fillmore said the idea of reconciliation in Canada is a way for citizens to realize reconciliation can be part of their daily lives.“The power of the legacy rooms is that they bring reconciliation home right to the middle of our community, at a steak house or at the library, and make reconciliation part of peoples lives on a day-to-day basis,” he said.“It gives them a handle to grab onto and a lever to make change.”The Legacy Room idea is the brainchild of Assembly of First Nations regional Chief Morley Googoo, who represents Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.Halifax Mayor Mike Savage said he’s hopeful the idea will continue to gain momentum in Halifax and across Canada.“The history of our place didn’t begin in the 1600s or with what is called the founding of Halifax or Dartmouth,” he said.“For many thousands of years before the arrival of European ships, the Mi’kmaq have inhabited these lands and while our shared history has many difficult chapters, I believe that we can co-operatively forge a better way forward.”Follow (at)bbundale on Twitter.
WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting (all times local):4:45 a.m.Stock markets are subdued ahead of a monetary policy statement by the U.S. Federal Reserve in which the central bank is expected to say it will be patient about raising interest rates further.Futures for the Dow and the S&P 500 are up 0.1 per cent, while European indexes are trading slightly lower. The dollar is up 0.2 per cent against the yen, at 111.57 yen.The Fed is due to wrap up its policy meeting Wednesday and is widely expected to keep its key short-term rate in a range of 2.25 per cent to 2.5 per cent, still low by historical standards. Most analysts think the policymakers will scale back their projection of rate hikes this year from two to one or perhaps even none.___12:05 a.m.The Federal Reserve is expected to end its latest policy meeting Wednesday by refining its new overarching message that it plans to be “patient” about any further interest rate hikes.The Fed is set to keep its key short-term rate in a range of 2.25 per cent to 2.5 per cent, still low by historical standards. And most analysts think the policymakers will scale back their projection of rate hikes this year from two to one or perhaps even none.The central bank’s theme of patience reflects its calming response since the start of the year to slow growth at home and abroad, a nervous stock market and persistently mild inflation. The Fed executed a pivot when it met in January by signalling that it no longer expected to raise rates soon.The Associated Press
“OHCHR calls on the Indian authorities and in particular security forces to respect the right to freedom of assembly and expression, and comply with international human rights principles in controlling the demonstrators,” according to a statement issued today in Geneva. “The use of force should be proportionate to the threat posed and firearms must only be used in dispersing a violent assembly to protect individuals against an imminent threat of death or serious injury,” it added.The Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for thorough and independent investigations into all killings that have occurred so far. OHCHR also called on the demonstrators to use only peaceful means when protesting. “Leaders of the different protesting groups have a responsibility to ensure that demonstrations are peaceful and that the demonstrators are not carrying sticks, guns or other weapons and refrain from intimidation,” stated OHCHR.The UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has been deployed to observe a ceasefire in disputed Jammu and Kashmir since 1949. The princely state was split between India and Pakistan after they won independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. 27 August 2008The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has voiced its concern about the recent violent protests in Indian-administered Kashmir that have reportedly led to civilian casualties and restrictions to the right to freedom of assembly and expression.
The man who has guided Ontario University Athletics for the last 13 years is stepping down.Executive Director Ward Dilse, a Hamilton resident, is leaving his position effective immediately.
The bid for funds “comes amid increasing concern over the condition of tens of thousands of displaced Liberians and Sierra Leonean refugees caught up in the conflict,” said UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond. “It also follows the arrival of more than 76,000 fresh Liberian refugees in neighbouring countries since the beginning of this year – an exodus that is continuing.”The agency hopes to use the funding to help up to 100,000 Liberian refugees in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire. The emergency appeal will cover a variety of needs, including rehabilitation and construction of camps, domestic needs, transport and logistics, water, sanitation, health and nutrition, and protection monitoring.”A quick response to this new $10.4 million appeal is absolutely crucial if we’re to help the new Liberian refugees,” said Mr. Redmond. “The needs are enormous in a region already struggling to cope.”In addition to seeking financial resources, High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers has issued an urgent plea for humanitarian access to, and safe passage for, tens of thousands of refugees and Liberian civilians displaced by the renewed fighting in Liberia. The agency is calling particular attention to the plight of thousands of refugees who fled Sinje camp on 20 June following an attack by rebels of the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD).
“FAO urges aid agencies to rely on local purchases or triangular transactions to carry out food aid activities,” the agency said in a statement in Rome accompanying the release of its Africa Report. In triangular transactions a third party finances trading between two other parties.According to the report, in eastern Africa the total cereal output is expected to increase over the last year’s reduced amount, but successive droughts in parts of Somalia and south-eastern Ethiopia give cause for serious concern, the report says. Somalia faces a “serious humanitarian crisis” in the Sool Plateau where an estimated 93,000 people are in need of urgent food and other humanitarian assistance, the report adds. In Eritrea, despite improved cereal production over last year’s extremely poor crop, 1.4 million people will need emergency food aid. But Ethiopia and Sudan expect generally improved harvests. Tanzania faces serious threats to food security in central, southern and northern coastal areas due to drought, but the food situation overall is stable.Intensified civil strife in the north and east of Uganda has swollen the number of displaced people in the country and increased humanitarian assistance needs.In Western Africa, a bumper crop is expected in the Sahel, following generally favourable weather, but Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania still face food shortages. In Côte d’Ivoire, the food situation is critical, particularly in the west and rebel-controlled north. In Liberia, the humanitarian situation is improving following a peace agreement in mid-August and the deployment of a West African peacekeeping force, but the overall security situation remains precarious, the report says.In neighbouring Sierra Leone, despite below-normal rainfall, the overall food security situation has improved with returning refugees and displaced farmers resuming farming activities.Central Africa continues to suffer from the aftermath of conflict in the two largest countries of the sub-region, the report states. Food production in the Central African Republic is not expected to increase this year, notably in the north, due to insecurity at planting time and a lack of seeds. In the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, food production continues to be hampered by insecurity.
Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General for Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration, told a news conference in Geneva: “What we are seeing today in contrast to previous Ebola outbreaks [are] multiple hotspots within these countries, not a single remote forested area, the kind of environments in which it has been tackled in the past. And then not just multiple hotspots within one country, but international disease, and it is now, as you know, really a multinational effort, three countries, heavily affected.”According to the Ebola response roadmap launched by Dr. Aylward, the key milestones are to “reverse the trend in new cases and infected areas within three months, stop transmission in capital cities and major ports, and stop all residual transmission with 6 to 9 months.”The roadmap “responds to the urgent need to dramatically scale up the international response,” WHO said in a statement. “Nearly 40 per cent of the total number of reported cases have occurred within the past three weeks.”“The $490 million indicative budget for the roadmap presents a consolidated view of the estimated global resources required over the next six months – by national governments, WHO, some UN agencies and other partners – for the health response to stop Ebola transmission,” according to the 27-page document issued by the Geneva-based UN health agency. Priority is being given to needs for treatment and management centres, social mobilization, and safe burials, it said. The latest official number of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone stands at 3,069, with over 1,552 deaths, making this the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded, WHO says. An unprecedented number of health care workers have also been infected and died due to this outbreak.According to the latest West African update, “the overall case fatality rate is 52 per cent. It ranges from 42 per cent in Sierra Leone to 66 per cent in Guinea.” A separate outbreak of Ebola virus disease, which is not related to the outbreak in West Africa, was laboratory-confirmed on 26 August in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).In that update, WHO reiterated that it “does not recommend any travel or trade restrictions be applied except in cases where individuals have been confirmed or are suspected of being infected with EVD or where individuals have had contact with cases of EVD.The WHO roadmap issued today “assumes that in many areas of intense transmission the actual number of cases may be 2-4 fold higher than that currently reported. It acknowledges that the aggregate case load of EVD could exceed 20,000 over the course of this emergency.”The plan “recognizes that a number of currently unaffected countries could be exposed to EVD (Ebola Virus Disease), but assumes that the emergency application of the standard control strategies will stop any new transmission within 8 weeks of the index case.”The roadmap was based on comments received from a large number of partners, including health officials in the affected countries, the African Union, development banks, other UN agencies, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and countries providing direct financial support, WHO said.A situation reports map is expected to begin this week containing hotspots and hot zones, present epidemiological data showing how the outbreak is evolving over time, and communicate what is known about the location of treatment facilities and laboratories, together with data needed to support other elements of the roadmap. Today’s Ebola response roadmap covers the health dimensions of the international response. These dimensions include key potential bottlenecks requiring international coordination, such as the supply of personal protective equipment, disinfectants, and body bags.The roadmap will be complemented by the development of a separate UN-wide operational platform that brings in the skills and capacities of other agencies, including assets in the areas of logistics and transportation. The UN-wide platform aims to facilitate the delivery of essential services, such as food and other provisions, water supply and sanitation, and primary health care.WHO also said today that it continues to monitor for reports of rumoured or suspected cases from countries around the world and systematic verification of these cases is ongoing. Countries are encouraged to continue engaging in active surveillance and preparedness activities, the healthy agency recommended.Dr. Margaret Chan, the WHO Director-General, and Dr. David Nabarro, the UN System Coordinator for Ebola who just completed a visit to the affected countries, are expected to be at UN Headquarters in New York next week, a UN spokesperson said.
Jet Moore posted the news on FacebookCredit:Athena He wrote: “Thank you all for your help this evening. A mega thank you the officers who jumped in the river and the rest of the emergency services for all they did.”Unfortunately Kiara had an amazing but short life.”Dyfed-Powys Police said it received a call about a missing vehicle at 3.30pm and posted on its Twitter page that the Mini had been located at 5.11pm.Mother, Ms Rowlands, made a plea on Facebook after her car went missing. Police this afternoon confirmed that they were no longer looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. A two-year-old girl has died after being pulled from a car found in a river near her family’s outdoor pursuits business.Kiara Moore died at the University Hospital of Wales, just days before her third birthday, after being rescued from a silver Mini in the River Teifi in Cardigan. Her mother, Kim Rowlands, reported her car had been stolen, near the old Scout Hall, with her daughter inside, sparking a major search in the area yesterday afternoon.Police searched for two-hours before finding the car submerged in the river. Kiara’s father, Jet Moore, who is in a relationship with Kim, wrote on Facebook that Kiara died despite the heroic efforts of emergency services. The two-year-old was found in the river Teifi The Mini was found submerged in the river in Cardigan, west WalesCredit:Athena Noel Lewis who runs a car repair business close to where Kiara went missing told BBC Wales: “Kiara was the most wonderful little girl. She was always playing out here with her little dog. “Her parents run an outdoor adventure business the other side of the slipway. “I’d often see them taking Kiara out on the river in a canoe. She always had a life jacket on when she was in the canoe with them. “They’re a lovely family, always smiling and having fun together.”Dyfed Powys Police Deputy Chief Constable Darren Davies wrote on Twitter: “Tragic outcome and sincerest condolences to the family. Incredible bravery and selflessness shown by officers who entered the water and rescued the child.” Police said no arrests have been made and they are appealing for anyone, who may have seen the car between 3.30pm and 4.50pm, to contact them.There is currently no information about who may have been driving the vehicle before it entered the river. A spokeswoman said: “Police have made extensive enquiries into the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident and can now confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation. “The vehicle was recovered from the river early this morning. H.M Coroner has been advised. Kiara’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.” Mr Moore owns an outdoor activity company, Adventure Beyond, near to the old Scout Hall, where the vehicle was reported missing from. It is believed Ms Rowlands also works at the business. Mr Moore said Ms Rowlands and Kiara had gone to the office after Ms Rowlands snapped her bank card. He posted on Facebook: “[Ms Rowlands] went back to the office to get money from the desk and came back to no car. looked in the river No signs. So we thought she and the car had been taken. The police found the car a while later and went way beyond the call of duty jumping in and pulling her out.”They tried to revive her for hours but unfortunately could not. Everyone done their best. Thank you all so much for the support it means the world!!!”He added: “She was an incredible happy young girl who lived I hope a great adventurous fun life. And may have done more than most people Been skiing twice and skied her self! Paddled the great glen Scotland Paddles the wye Played on every beach we could. “Had a Loving family and made us all happy She always wanted to be called RAR RAR which was our Knick Name for her Love her so much.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
CHARLES RAMSEY’S COLOURFUL description of how he helped Amanda Berry and two others escape from their 10 years in captivity has gone viral.The Internet exploded with virtual praise for Ramsey and his exploits after he was interviewed by several local television stations and described how the rescue came about.“Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms,” Ramsey told local ABC affiliate WEWS television outside the crime scene, a nondescript two-story house in Cleveland, Ohio.YouTube: WEWSTVAnd barely 24 hours after the dishwasher told TV stations how he was eating his McDonald’s before he suddenly was drawn into the rescuing of the three women, his description has been remixed:YouTube: schmoyohoA definitely not-safe-for-work recording of his 911 call to police, who subsequently found two other kidnap victims, has also been posted:YouTube: AmazingLife247On Twitter, Ramsey’s name trended all day today alongside the likes of the Dalai Lama, who spoke to US college students, and Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who was injured on the election trail.“Way to go Charles Ramsey — we’ll be in touch,” tweeted McDonald’s whose Big Mac he was eating when he heard Berry’s cries for help.Hodge’s Cleveland, a fashionable gastro diner co-founded by food truck pioneer Chris Hodgson, used its Facebook page to salute its suddenly famous “dish technician.”“We’re extremely proud of our employee Charles Ramsey for not turning his back on the young women. He’s a true Cleveland hero,” it said, as patrons reacted with pleas that he at least get a raise.Read: Neighbours ‘saw naked woman crawling’ in backyard of Ohio kidnap houseRead: Questions raised over how Ohio kidnap was hidden for 10 yearsListen: This is the 911 call made by Amanda Berry after 10 years missing
As Ridgefield grows, its charming, walkable downtown is earning another reputation: traffic-filled.The state’s fastest-growing city has seen an increase in downtown traffic in recent years, and some ongoing construction mixed with booming enrollment at downtown’s Union Ridge Elementary School and View Ridge Middle School have left the city with even longer backups.The city started doing some sewer work the week of Oct. 17 at the intersection of Pioneer Street and 45th Avenue, which sent detouring drivers through downtown.“That detour has made what was a difficult traffic situation even worse before and after school,” said Bryan Kast, the city’s public works director.City and school district officials both heard complaints from residents. Discussions between the two sides about alleviating traffic issues downtown started in September, according to Ridgefield Superintendent Nathan McCann. A few days after construction started, the two sides agreed to put a flagger near the schools to ensure that the area is safe for students.The flagger, who is paid for by the contractors doing the sewer work, will remain there for the duration of the project, which is expected to end on Nov. 11, Kast said. He added that the city and school district are discussing how to keep a flagger on duty after the work is finished. Both Kast and McCann said they’re confident they’ll figure out how to keep someone out there for the duration of the school year.
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Feb 2016 – RBC Royal Bank will introduce a new product to the Turks and Caicos market today at the bank from 4 to 5:30pm. You’ve heard and seen the promotions; it is called RBC EZ Pay and not only does it offer prizes and rewards for early sign up of businesses interested in the on the go payment system, but RBC says EZ Pay will make operating from a small to a big business much easier and cashless. The Bank’s executives will take time today to describe the advantages of EZ Pay at the bank. Again, the roll out for the Turks and Caicos Islands of RBC EZ Pay is at 4pm at Raleigh House, Leeward Highway. Related Items:rbc ez pay, royal bank of canada RBC will refinance TCI UK Bail Out loan RBC Team off to Grand Turk with EZ Pay 16 Graduate from Save The Bays International YEA Leadership Training Program
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 8, 2017 – Kingston – The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), formerly the Child Development Agency (CDA), is again appealing to Jamaicans to participate in its annual ‘Take a Child Home for Christmas’ programme. The programme, which started 10 years ago, allows persons to open their hearts and homes to wards of the State during the festive season.Speaking with JIS News, Manager, Public Relations and Communications, at the CPFSA, Rochelle Dixon, said the programme was originally created for families with children in State care and who are unable to accommodate them full-time, but are encouraged to take them home for Christmas. However, over time, it was extended to persons with good moral standing, for example, persons who have volunteered in childcare facilities and would be in the agency’s volunteer database.Persons who are interested in participating in the programme are being asked to fill out an application form. They are also required to provide two references from a Notary Public, such as a police officer, a justice of the peace or a school principal; provide two passport-size photographs, a valid identification and must be 25 years or older. According to Miss Dixon, a background check is done on the applicants as well as a home assessment to see the physical accommodation and amenities. If the requirements are met, the applicant is then paired with a child, who they may host for a day or the entire holiday period.“I am pleading to Jamaicans to open their homes this Christmas to a child who is really excited (about) joining a family and sharing in the experience of love, joy and peace during this time of the year,” she said.For further information about the programme, persons may visit any of the CPFSA offices across the island, telephone 948-2841-2, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission of application is December 15.Release: JISphoto credit: shutter stock Related Items:
A citizen committee signaled Thursday that it’s not interested in pursuing bus-only lanes on any part of a proposed bus rapid transit line in Vancouver.The Corridor Advisory Committee helping shape the idea indicated last year that dedicated bus lanes wouldn’t work for Fourth Plain Boulevard, where the bulk of the system would run. On Thursday, March 29, the group appeared to agree that Fort Vancouver Way near Clark College isn’t a good fit, either. College officials and project consultants worried that reducing car lanes would put too much of a squeeze on traffic and parking at the busy campus.But several questions remain unanswered before the group makes a recommendation to C-Tran and other local leaders this spring. Committee members still haven’t settled on which lane the enhanced bus system should run, or how far it should stretch east of downtown.“My opinion is, let’s go as far as we can — as long as we can do it right,” said committee member Jennifer Halleck.Bus rapid transit works by combining several upgrades into a revamped bus system designed to move passengers more smoothly and reliably. Features include larger vehicles, raised boarding platforms and specialized traffic signals. Other BRT systems have used dedicated bus lanes and fixed “guideways,” though that doesn’t appear likely here.
The Audiophiliac Tags Speakers Home Entertainment The Klipsch Reference Premiere 5000F speakers Klipsch The Klipsch Reference Premiere 600M bookshelf speaker was my Speaker of the Year for 2018. I’m still coming to terms with how remarkable that speaker is, but the question was raised, why not try a Klipsch tower speaker? As I scanned the offerings I was drawn to its Reference Premiere 5000F. Priced at $750 a pair it’s not all that much more expensive than the $550-a-pair RP 600M, but by adding another woofer and a larger cabinet, those are differences you can literally feel with the RP-5000F. This bad boy can shake a room and your booty! The RP-5000F’s front baffle is decked out with a 1-inch titanium tweeter and a pair of 5.25-inch spun copper Cerametallic woofers. The tweeter is mounted in a Tractrix horn, which is a specialty of Klipsch. The horn focuses the acoustic power of the tweeter so it can be tapped much more efficiently, and the tweeter’s output is greatly increased.The speaker is remarkably sensitive, 96 dB @2.83 volts/meter), that’s a lot higher than average. The high sensitivity allows the RP-5000F to use less power to play at a given volume level than most speakers. So it will sound great with low power amplifiers and still sing with high power amps. Impedance is rated at 8 ohms (compatible).The RP-5000F is a ported design, but instead of the usual round port, there’s a rear baffle mounted Tractrix port shaped like the tweeter’s horn. Below that, I liked that the bi-wire speaker cable connectors felt sturdy. The bottom of the cabinet features outrigger feet to enhance stability and decrease the chances it will accidentally tip over. The RP-5000F’s stout medium-density fiberboard cabinet measures 36.1 x 8.2 x 14.4 inches, and it weighs a manageable 37 pounds. Finish options run to Ebony, Walnut (both are vinyl), and piano black. My review samples faux walnut finish which was attractive. Cloth grilles are provided, but I never took them out of the box, I think those copper drivers look cool. A closer look at the Klipsch Reference Premiere 5000F horn tweeter Klipsch I teamed the RP-5000F speakers with a NAD C 316BEE and Cambridge Audio AXA35 integrated amps with an Oppo BDP 205 Blu-ray player for almost all of my listening sessions.The liveliness is the first thing you notice about the sound, the RP-5000F lets music cut loose, and that sort of vividness is addicting. While it’s just a skinny, 36-inch tall speaker I’d still classify it as a small tower. Klipsch makes a bunch of larger models, but the RP-5000F might be the sweet spot for buyers who need some potency to the music and/or home theater. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers The Live Anthology set was a joy to listen to. The RP-5000F is the sort of speaker that encourages loud volume sessions, mostly because it never sounded strained when Tom and the boys rocked their hearts out. The softer acoustic tunes fared just as well, in either case, the RP-5000F was always coasting. An RP 600M couldn’t match the RP-5000F’s bass power and dynamic slam, not by a long shot. Jazz alto saxophonist’s Lee Konitz’ Billie Holiday tribute album, Strings for Holiday, sounded lovely. Konitz’s breathy and soulful sax was accompanied by a small string chamber ensemble. Stereo imaging was big and spacious.Compared with the JBL Stage A170 tower speaker I reviewed in late June the RP-5000F’s sounded more immediate and clearer. The A170 countered with a richer tonal balance, the RP-5000F’s midrange was more neutral, more accurate, and the treble had more sparkle and brilliance. The A170 was more laid back, it sounded hazier than the RP-5000F.The spikey rhythms punctuating The National’s I Am Easy To Find album had more transient energy over the RP-5000F, but the A170s warmer sound might be preferred by some listeners. One thing’s for sure, Matt Berninger’s baritone vocals were easier to follow over the RP-5000Fs. Overall, I preferred the RP-5000Fs for their superior transparency, but there’s something to be said for the A170s sweeter presentation.The Klipsch Reference Premiere 5000F makes a strong case for speaker buyers trying to decide between bookshelf and tower speakers. Small speakers can be good, but great towers like the RP-5000F handily trump the smaller ones in terms of power, deep bass, and dynamics. Listen to a pair and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Share your voice Post a comment 0 Oppo
YouTube Now playing: Watch this: Mobile 0 2:43 Post a comment YouTube could soon ditch targeted ads for kids Tags YouTube may be putting an end to targeted ads on kids’ videos. Angela Lang/CNET YouTube will stop running targeted ads on videos aimed at kids, according to a Tuesday news report. Officials at the video sharing site are currently finalizing the plans, three people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The US Federal Trade Commission began investigating whether YouTube violates children’s online privacy laws following calls from consumer privacy groups and politicians. The advocates asked the FTC to look into whether the site’s practices go against the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, or COPPA, a federal law regulating user data collection from sites with users under 13 years old.Google, YouTube’s parent company, reportedly reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the FTC last month. The investigation found Google improperly collected children’s data and breached COPPA, according to a report by The Washington Post. It’s not clear whether YouTube’s decision to end targeted ads is because of the settlement, Bloomberg reports, and its plans to do so aren’t set in stone.Because targeted ads involve collecting information about a user, gearing them toward kids under age 13 without parental consent is essentially a violation of COPPA. YouTube’s decision to eliminate targeted ads could result in an immediate loss in ad sales, according to Bloomberg. YouTube has been criticized for failing to quickly take down videos featuring disturbing content aimed at children. It’s since cut off advertising revenue from inappropriate videos and added 10,000 content moderators to review objectionable content. YouTube also rolled out stronger parental controls, allowing adults to choose the videos and channels their kids can access. In addition, the company disabled comments on videos with minors and restricted younger minors from livestreaming without an adult. Google and the FTC declined to comment. Originally published Aug. 21 at 2:24 p.m. PT.Update, 2:40 p.m. PT: Adds that the FTC declined to comment. Share your voice
Some people really love Disney World. In fact, they want to be reminded of it every minute of the day and night. A Disney-themed house with two Mickey Mouse-shaped pools is up for sale in Palm Bay, Florida, and drawing tremendous interest.The 7,029-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom house is listed for $849,000. Besides two pools shaped like the famous mouse, the house has a barn and go-cart track and six-car garage.It is, it goes without saying, within a short driving distance from Disney World.© Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty“The playful residence filled with references to animated Disney characters is the most popular home of the week,” reported realtor.com.According to People magazine, “Inside, the home has been Disney-fied from top to bottom, with some rooms featuring large character murals on brightly colored walls, while others, like the kitchen, include tasteful touches such as small character paintings above the stove, or a mouse-shaped mirror in the bathroom.”The area is not too urban, apparently. “Zoned for horses and other grazing animals,” the listing says.© Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International RealtyThere’s no question that Central Florida was transformed when Walt Disney descended. He had had tremendous success with Disneyland in Anaheim, California, which opened in 1955. For his next park, he wanted access to more land than he had bought in Anaheim.Flying over Orlando, Florida, in the 1960s, Disney supposedly made his decision when the plane crossed over the intersection of I-4 and Route 192.Walt Disney died in 1966, and so he never had the chance to see the park for himself or its astounding growth. The Magic Kingdom, which is at the heart of Disney World, is the most popular theme park in the world with nearly 17 million visitors going through every year.© Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International RealtyOne of the most creative ideas that Walt Disney had for his Florida park was the creation of the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. The idea was that EPCOT would serve as a testing ground for ideas to be used in cities of the future. It sprang from showing concepts of the future as seen in the recent World’s Fair.It’s a little difficult to wrap your head around the size of Disney World. It takes up 47 square miles of land. It is about twice the size of Manhattan and the same size as San Francisco.Reportedly, in the beginning, Disney executives set up dummy corporations to buy the necessary 27,000 acres of land, to keep the project secret.In 1965 rumors were running wild. Was it Boeing or an atomic energy lab? people wondered.© Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International RealtyWDW Radio reported: “In October, though, Orlando Sentinel reporter Emily Bavar, having her suspicions confirmed after various non-responsive answers from Disney employees, released the story that it was Walt Disney who had been secretly behind the purchases of all of this land. Of course, once it was revealed that Disney was behind the purchases, the prices of land jumped more than 1000 percent!”“That’s partially why Walt bought his first acre of land in Florida for Walt Disney World for $80 and his last for $80,000.”At first it was not certain that Disney’s vision would pay off.When Walt Disney World opened on Oct. 1, 1971, there was low turnout for the first few weeks. “It led some observers to believe Disney’s venture into Florida was a dud,” the Miami Herald wrote. “Disney stock took a tumble.”Then came Thanksgiving of 1971.So many visitors tried to enter Disney World that weekend that the park periodically had to close its doors. “It was a blockbuster, ” recalled Charlie Ridgway, who was Disney’s publicity director at that time.Read another story from us: Unforgettable Mansion used in The Godfather ‘Horse Head Scene’ now for SaleIt now has four separate theme parks, two water parks, 24 hotels with more than 27,000 rooms, more than 300 shops, more than 300 eating places, five golf courses, a sports complex and many other attractions.
Kylie’s best: The definitive list of her most iconic momentsKylie Minogue introduces new boyfriend to the worldKylie Minogue rumored for legends slot at Glastonbury 2019Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/kylie-minogue-scores-her-first-uk-number-1-album-in-8-years/ Congratulations Kylie! The iconic singer is back where she belongs – at the top of the UK album charts. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Kylie celebrates her latest number one album | Photo: Official Charts Company [embedded content]She’s previously reached the chart position with four other albums. They were Kylie in 1988, Enjoy Yourself in 89, her Greatest Hits collection in 1991 and Fever in 2001.Her number one singles in the UK include Slow, Spinning Around and the iconic Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.[embedded content]‘A country asked us to cut the gay kissing from All The Lovers’The star has always been in LGBTI icon in the UK, her native Australia and beyond – not least because she refused to have a gay kiss cut from her 2010 video for All The Lovers.Director Joseph Kahn revealed on Twitter: ‘A country asked us to cut the gay kissing from [All The Lovers]’. Kylie Minogue said no. No press release. She is amazing.’Kylie will give that headline performance at NYC Pride’s Pride Island party on 14 June.The story of Kylie’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert soundtrack that never was The Dancing singer sold over 35,000 copies of her new country-tinged LP Golden this week.Kylie’s last number one album was 2010’s Aphrodite.‘A well-deserved number one’A representative for the Official Charts Company told Gay Star News: ‘Congratulations to Kylie and BMG – a well-deserved number one album.‘With some fantastic sales on vinyl and cassette this week too, it’s clear that Golden is quickly earning a place in the collections of Kylie fans around Britain.’Meanwhile Kylie told the OCC: ‘I don’t know where to start… Thank you to everybody who has been involved in getting Golden to number one.’She furthermore added: ‘I am so overwhelmed, happy, proud, emotional and very, very thankful and grateful. Much love and many, many, many thanks.’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .
Finding the perfect nature themed holiday for your clients is easy in Switzerland. Effortless, in fact.Whether you are assisting an outdoors lover, a romantic seeking the ultimate escape or acity slicker looking to take a break from the daily grind, there is a back-to-nature stay waiting with theirname on it. So before you send them off on an epic hiking trail, make sure they will rest in one ofthese hotels, located near some of the most spectacular hiking routes in Switzerland.1. Guttannen – Grimsel Hospiz AlpinehotelBuilt in 1932 between two dam walls after the old hospice had been flooded, this elegant 4-star innlocated on the Piedmont-Burgundy trade route is perfect for design and nature lovers. The historiccharm? It’s the first electrically heated hotel in Europe, is at 1908 metres above sea level and wasmentioned as early as 1142 as the first guest house in Switzerland. It boasts a panoramic lounge, afireplace lounge, bar, restaurant, seductive wine cellar and cosy rooms that include everycomfort.2. Rougemont – Hotel de RougemontFeaturing 5 interconnected chalets that combine traditional architecture and natural materialswith an alpine chic style and discreet luxury, your clients will also fall in love with the spa withmountain views, the gourmet cuisine, and overall warm ambiance. This hotel is perfect for thosewho love indulging in typically Swiss hotels.3. Les Giettes: Whitepod Eco-Luxury HotelShould your client be after something quirky, this eco-friendly hotel fits the bill. A pioneering conceptfeaturing architecturally fascinating high-tech tents, the ‘pods’, which are separately sitting on woodenplatforms offers stays at 1400 metres above sea-level with magnificent and unobstructed views ofLake Geneva and the surrounding mountains.4. Arosa: Hotel Tschuggen Grand HotelCreated by star architect Mario Botta, this magnificent water and wellness world of the TschuggenBergoasis steams and ripples throughout all its four storeys and will impress any guest. This 5-star hotel also features a kindergarten, 5 restaurants and a sports shop; and is a member ofThe Leading Hotels in the World amongst others.5. Zermatt: Riffelalp Resort Pristine nature, peace and warmth. This five-star resort is a world of its own, far removed from the hustleand bustle of everyday life. Most of its 65 rooms and 5 top suites have a balcony with breathtakingviews of the Matterhorn. At 2222 metres above sea level, guests can admire the Valais mountainsfrom the highest-altitude outdoor pool in Europe.6. Melchsee-Frutt: Frutt LodgeOffering wellbeing at its best in delightful surroundings at an altitude of 1920 metres, is also Europe’shighest 4-star hotel in a traffic-free health resort. Opened in 2011, the hotel comprises 58rooms, 3 suites and six junior suites portraying a perfect merge of alpine luxury and moderndesign.Switzerland is ready-made for unforgettable outdoor encounters. Whatever the client requirement is,you can assure them that their stay will allow them to slow down, relax and fall head over heels#INLOVEWITHSWITZERLAND.Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletter