SF supervisors thumb noses at SB 827

first_img Tags: Board of Supervisors • development • housing • Scott Wiener Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% The supes were initially set to vote on a resolution merely stating that they’d be okay with working with state legislators to amend the bill to give San Francisco local control over housing policy. But Supervisor Aaron Peskin upped the ante with amendments changing the resolution to flatly oppose SB 827. “I think we should send a message of, ‘full stop, let’s start this over,’” he said. “Usurping San Francisco’s authority is not the way forward.”The debate on the resolution proved lively, with many afterward calling it the open debate on SB 827 they’ve been longing for. The resolution passed 8-3, with Supervisors London Breed, Ahsha Safai and Jeff Sheehy voting against it. Katy Tang, Malia Cohen and Catherine Stefani all joined their more left-leaning colleagues in the vote. “I never have, and never will believe that solely increasing the supply of luxury housing will somehow eventually trickle down and create the affordable housing that we obviously, desperately need,” said District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen. “This piece of legislation, however well-intentioned, is so fundamentally flawed that I believe it is absolutely not only correct but necessary that we go on record as a city opposing it.”“This is not the right way to build housing,” added District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, a mayoral candidate. “This is a giveaway to landlords and developers without asking anything in return for our city and community.”Breed, also a mayoral candidate, said that she supports the intent of SB 827. “This bill, in its current form, does not change our ability to deal with local controls,” she said.Breed also noted that the state bill will be significantly amended next week. “Why won’t we wait at least a few weeks to see exactly what the bill looks like?” she asked.  “Knee-jerk opposition … sends a loud and clear message that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors isn’t serious about addressing this deep affordable housing crisis.”Hours before the meeting, organizations opposed to SB 827, composed in large part of people of color and seniors, held a press conference on the steps of City Hall with speakers, including Peskin and Kim. 0% Following dueling press conferences, protests and counter-protests, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday went on record about SB 827, Sen. Scott Weiner’s bill in the California legislature that would reduce restrictions on height and density for residential developments near transit lines.They don’t like it.center_img YIMBY Action, which supports the bill, held a competing event a few feet away, protesting the press conference and attempting to noisily drown it out. It quickly degraded into the two sides chanting slogans at each other.“Affording housing now,” and “Upzone the Westside,” the YIMBY side shouted.Speaking at the podium, Kim said the west side should be upzoned — but by San Francisco, not Sacramento. “In fact, I have been the queen of density and upzoning in District 6,” she said.  We are building the most housing of any district in San Francisco.”“This is not about NIMBY vs. YIMBY,” Peskin said.  “This is about WIMBY — Wall Street in our backyard.”Although largely peaceful, there was one moment of brief physical contact between the two groups. Sonja Trauss, a YIMBY activist  running for supervisor in District 6 for the seat Kim is termed out of, waded into the anti-SB 827 crowed. A sheriff’s deputy intervened, and escorted Trauss back to the YIMBY side.“She made physical contact,” said Gen Fujioka, policy director for Chinatown Community Development Center. “I don’t think she was intentionally hitting anybody. But she literally crossed a line that the deputies were trying to keep” between the two groups.Fujioka said Trauss was yelling and waving a sign. “There was some jostling for sure.”Trauss confirmed she was escorted away by a deputy, but said she was shoved by aggressive people in the crowd. That confused several witnesses, who didn’t recall seeing this, but claimed that Trauss muscled into a group of elderly Chinese people. Board of Supervisors candidate Sonja Trauss escorted off by sheriff’s deputy after wading into crowd of opposing protesterslast_img read more

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He takes up the role with immediate effect and wil

first_imgHe takes up the role with immediate effect and will be looking to work closely with local churches, community centres and charities to further enhance the Foundation’s contribution within our own community.Foundation Director, Steve Leonard, stated: “It all came about when we were both in Australia on the Academy tour. Derek wanted to discuss a few things and had some ideas of his own that he wanted to explore. I have known him a long time and know first-hand the good work he and many other from his church do within the wider community.“He is a person who wants to make a difference and will go the extra mile to make things happen. He is just the right person, at just the right time for us to make this step forward.”Derek added: “Over in Australia, Steve and I discussed the prospect of me becoming the Foundation’s Chaplain. I was exploring the idea of taking up a missionary role abroad, but Steve spoke of the amount of good work he believes can be done on our own door step.“Once we listened to each other’s ideas and I understood what the Foundation was seeking to achieve, it became clear to me that I wanted to play a part. My faith is important to both my family and me and this opportunity gives me the chance to stay close to home but still be out making a difference to people’s lives by just being there for them.“I am really looking forward to taking up the Chaplain role for the Foundation and getting out and about around the community, listening to people and organisations on how best the Foundation can assist in the good work already being done.”last_img read more

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The prop has been in full training and taking part

first_imgThe prop has been in full training and taking part in the intense pre-season preparations ahead of the new campaign but needed a scan to ensure he could return to play.That has now been done and the good news is he will be ready to go come the new season.“I can honestly say this has been the toughest journey I have ever been on,” Alex said. “I’m so grateful to be able to put it to bed and carry on with my career.“I really appreciate all the support of not only my teammates and everyone at the club but the fans too.“Bring on 2019 and the new season … I can’t wait!”Memberships for the 2019 campaign are now on sale.They offer a whole host of benefits and save you ££ on matchday prices.To find out more, click here.last_img read more

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UNSOLVED Road rage turns deadly in Brunswick County

first_img It happened on June 21, 1979 on Pea Landing Road about two miles off of Highway 17. Captain Phil Perry with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said it was around 1:45 in the afternoon.“There was a Buick Electra, possibly a dark green, late model Buick Electra model 225 traveling towards Thomasboro,” Perry said.Perry said Bennie Smith, 26, and his friend James Lee were on a motorcycle headed in the same direction. He said Bennie attempted to pass, and as he passed, the driver of the Electra 225 pulled to the left running Smith off of the road. Smith and the driver in the Buick started yelling at each other.Related Article: Woman gets 8 years in prison for heroin death“They ended up having an argument about the reason for running him off the road like that according to the passenger on the motorcycle,” Perry said.Perry said it escalated quickly. Then, he said the driver of the Buick pulled out a small handgun and started firing. He said. Lee jumped into a ditch.“Bennie was struck one time in the head,” Perry said. “The shot went through the motorcycle helmet he was wearing.”Perry said the shooter never got out of his car and when he drove off, he was in no rush despite a witness and several neighbors all watching.“You would think, after shooting somebody and you got a witness there or a couple of witnesses there that he would have floored it or hightailed down the road but he didn’t,” Perry said.After he was gone, Perry said Lee got out of the ditch and went up to the Smith. He said Lee had to pull the motorcycle off of Smith. Smith died two days later at the hospital.Investigators put together a composite sketch of the shooter. witnesses say it was a man in his 30s or 40s. they say his car had some writing or a sign on the side. perry says the man shot smith with a 25-caliber gun.Perry said several people have been interviewed over the years, and they have more or less been eliminated. While they do not know who did it, Perry said detectives do have an idea of what they are looking for.“A yearbook out of Columbus County,” Perry said. “It’s very possible the suspect is from that county.”He said it could be yearbooks from around 1957 through 1967. They are looking for someone who resembles the sketch they have of the shooter.If you have any yearbooks from that time or any other information, please call the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A case of road rage that ended in murder remains unsolved in Brunswick County.Almost forty years ago, someone shot and killed Bennie Smith in the middle of the day in Brunswick County.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Watch APS Bank registers record pretax profits

first_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> During 2018 APS Bank registered a record €19 million pre-tax profit. The information was given by the Bank’s CEO Marcel Cassar Thursday morning during the presentation of its 2018 results.“APS is gaining market share”Miguela XuerebIn his presentation Cassar also spoke of the Bank’s other strong performance indicators which “attested to our ability at gaining market share and maximising on opportunities in a buoyant, yet competitive and demanding, environment”. He also referred to the recent conversion to ‘plc’, which signified the Bank’s clear vision and long term development plans also vis-à-vis capital requirements. Another announcement related to the launch of the digitally enhanced omni-channel solution ‘myAPS’ in the coming weeks.Read: APS Bank completes the conversion to a Public Limited CompanyThe CEO of APS Bank told Newsbook.com.mt that the Bank’s vision is to become the bank of the Maltese community. The main values that APS Bank will endorse are excellence, authenticity, passion and inclusivity.The presentation followed the Annual General Meeting.New Strategic PlanChairman Mifsud Bonnici announced the approval by the General Meeting of a 1 for 12 Rights Issue which would be marking the first phase of a process that would support the Bank’s projected growth over the coming years. He also spoke about the new 2019-2021 Strategic Plan and how the vision to grow into an increasingly important bank for the Maltese system “places on us challenges as well as responsibilities”.During the General Meeting the following directors were re-elected: Mr Frederick Mifsud Bonnici (Chairman), Mr Victor E Agius, Mr Franco Azzopardi, Dr Ing Joseph C Attard, Dr Laragh Cassar, Mr Alfred DeMarco, Mr Victor Gusman, Mr Michael Pace Ross and Mr Martin Scicluna.Read: Tax rebate on new Pension Plans by APS BankAPS Bank further enhances its core banking systemWhatsApplast_img read more

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Emotional and physically drained survivor had to identify his fathers body

first_img SharePrint Following a frantic swim to shore, an emotional and physically tired Luciano Sapienza had to identify his father’s corpse at the morgue in Malta. This was reported by the media outlet Siracusa Post. The RAI website, also reported that once he was taken to Mater Dei Hospital, he started to cry out that he wanted his father.On Saturday, four persons ended up fighting for their lives in the choppy sea outside of Marsascala after their fishing boat capsized. Two survived by managing to swim to the shore. However, the other two, whom the Italian press identified as the Sicilian Luciano Sapienza and 29-old Moroccan Toumi Zakaria lost their lives.According to the Police, Zakaria died whilst trying to reach the shore swimming. The corpse of the Sicilian national was found later following a search and rescue mission.Watch: Update (4): Body of 4th person recoveredWhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Worlds fastest computers US regains top spot

first_imgAdvertisement President Barack Obama mentioned China’s top-ranked supercomputer in two separate speeches, including last year’s State of the Union address, and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu warned that America’s innovation leadership was at risk.The Linux-based IBM Sequoia system that tops the latest list is powered by Power BQC 16-core processors running at 1.6GHz, and mostly relies on architecture and parallelism, not Moore’s Law, to achieve speeds of 16.32 sustained petaflops. Sequoia, an IBM BlueGene/Q, is installed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.“We’re at the point where the processors themselves aren’t really getting any faster,” said Michael Papka, deputy associate director for computing, environment and life sciences at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, which runs a similar IBM system that placed third on the list. “Moore’s Law is generally slowing down and we’re [getting faster speeds] by parallelism.” – Advertisement – “The classic trick of waiting for Moore’s Law to come along and help you out really doesn’t exist anymore,” added David Turek, vice president of exascale computing at IBM.Both the Sequoia supercomputer and the Mira system housed at the Argonne lab are among the first IBM supercomputers to use water-cooling technology.The most striking thing about the list, though, to Jack Dongarra, a professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee and a leader of the Top500 program, is that more than half of the machines on it aren’t deployed in research, in academic settings or by government.“More than half are used by industry,” he said. “Industry gets it. These machines are important; they can provide some competitive advantage.”Europeans, in particular, are moving aggressively to build out commercial supercomputing capability, despite all the troubles their economies are facing. “The Europeans weren’t keeping pace,” Dongarra noted. “Today, we see a resurgence.”The European machines in the top 10 — two in Germany, one in Italy and one in France — are new, he said.IBM made 213 of the systems on the list, including five of the top 10. Hewlett-Packard was the second most well-represented computer maker, with 141 of the 500 systems. Nearly 75% of the systems listed run on Intel processors, and 13% use AMD chips. Source: computerworld.comlast_img read more

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WhatsApp hits new record processes 27 billion messages in one day

first_imgAdvertisement Mobile messaging service WhatsApp has announced record user numbers, after revealing that the service just processed 27 billion messages over a 24 hour period. That’s significantly up on its previous best of 18 billion from the final day of 2012.The 27 billion consists of 10 billion inbound messages from WhatsApp users and 17 billion messages received. The reason that these do figures don’t match is that they include group messages;  “sending one message into group chat of 10 people is 1:10 inbound:outbound.[related-posts] – Advertisement – The messaging app allows users to send free text and multimedia messages to individuals or groups. It is available for a range of devices and platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Asha, Symbian and more.CEO Jan Koum recently revealed that the company has more than 200 million active monthly users (the total number of registered users is unknown). That makes it larger than Twitter and it’s fair to say it is leading the mobile messaging industry at this point.The company has signed deals with operators across the world and has partnered handset makers — including Nokia, which built a physical WhatsApp button on the Asha 210 – in a bid to widen its base to make the service useful for increasing numbers of people.Credit: TNWlast_img read more

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Everything You Love is Now Even Better With iOS 10

first_imgImage Credit: technlog Advertisement Apple Inc. early this week previewed iOS 10 at their World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), as the biggest release ever of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system (OS), that features huge updates from expressing yourself in bold new ways in messages to reliving memories like never before in photos to beautifully redesigned maps to using the power of Siri in more apps than ever..and so forth.There’s so much to say about the new iOS 10, however here are just a few of the favorite things you ought to have the new OS.Add a personal touch: Send fireballs, heartbeats, sketches, and more. You can even draw over videos. – Advertisement – With the iMessage apps, you can easily access your favorite apps to create and share content, make payments, and more, minus leaving Messages.In addition to messaging, you can also send a message in your own handwriting and who ever you have sent it to will see it animate, just as ink flows on paper, plus you can send a hidden message or photo, then simply swipe to reveal it.Siri, a computer program that works as an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator, now open to all apps works with your favored apps from the App Store, so you can ask it to book a ride, or send money to someone, and more.The newly beautifully redesigned maps can now take reservations, book a table through apps like OpenTable, and a ride with Uber all within the map. In addition to the redesigned maps, you can make proactive suggestions for where you’re likely to go and the fastest way to get there. Plus you can search along your route and see what’s around the corner and easily find the closest places for gas, food, or coffee.Apple’s new look at the iOS 101 of 10 Easily access your favorite apps in messages. Image Credit: Apple You can now book for a ride using siri. Image Credit: Apple You can type in two languages at the same time. Image Credit: Apple Send a message in your own handwriting. Image Credit: Apple Send an invisible message or photo. Image Credit: Apple Home app lets you turn on lights, unlock doors, and even raise your window shades. Image Credit: Apple Make reservations through apps like OpenTable. Image Credit: Apple Maps can make proactive suggestions for where you’re likely to go. Image Credit: Apple See what’s around the corner. Image Credit: Apple You can even draw over videos. Image Credit: AppleiOS 10 has a Home smart home, the new Home app lets you turn on lights, unlock doors, and even raise your window shades all at once if you like.[related-posts]To the music lovers, iOS 10’s simple and intuitive redesigned music system, makes it even easier to enjoy your favorite songs. You can also view the lyrics while you’re listening to them.Contextual predictions – typing is quicker and easier than ever. When you type something like “I’m available at,” the free time in your calendar pops up as an option.This is one of my favorites, iOS 10 offers you multilingual typing, you can type in two languages at the same time without having to switch between keyboards.last_img read more

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What Your Five Star Rating Means For Uber DriverPartners

first_imgUgandan comedienne Kansiime Anne taking her first uberX ride in Kampala! Photo: Uber Kampala (Twitter) Advertisement Many riders use Uber often enough to know that at the end of a trip, one needs to rate their driver. What many riders don’t know, is how important that rating is to their driver and what impact that rating has on that driver-partner long after a trip has ended.Uber implemented the five star rating system to ensure mutual respect between driver-partners and riders on the platform, because Uber is deeply committed to the safety of both riders and driver-partners on the platform. The system assists riders when they have a concern with a trip but is also in place to assist driver-partners should they encounter issues of their own, or even in the worst case, a difficult rider.The five star rating system is therefore twofold, riders rate their driver-partners and they in turn rate their riders after a trip has come to an end. Riders can check their rating on the app by going to the Menu > Help > Account and Payment > Account Setting and Rating > I’d like to know my rating. The feedback system allows both parties to provide feedback in order to keep standards up and address any issues along the way. – Advertisement – However, these five stars mean more to a driver-partner than just a thumbs up or some constructive criticism – these stars accumulate to reflect the overall service levels of a driver-partner. So when you give a driver-partner one star, that impacts not just that one trip, but the overall rating the driver-partner has.[related-posts]Should a driver-partner’s rating drop below average they are asked to go to Uber’s office so the team can provide the driver with some tailored feedback to improve their service for their customers. If ratings do not improve the driver-partner may have his access to the platform deactivated indefinitely. Furthermore, should Uber receive worrying feedback from a rider, the driver-partner has his account deactivated until the issue has been resolved.Ugandan comedienne Kansiime Anne taking her first UberX ride in Kampala! Photo: Uber Kampala (Twitter)The star rating also affects the driver-partner’s future opportunities on the Uber platform. Last year, Uber and WesBank launched a vehicle solutions programme that offers existing driver-partners access to a specially designed full maintenance lease programme from WesBank, enabling them to gain access to a vehicle at preferential rates, with a view to establishing their own passenger transport business in partnership and with the help of Uber’s technology. The programme is not based on credit ratings, but rather eligibility is determined by WesBank based on their established earnings and quality record with Uber. Rider feedback and star ratings are considered for the quality record.Therefore the star rating is more than just a way to tell a driver-partner’s how much a rider liked their service, or if they were a little slow to get to a destination. Next time you rate your trip, consider what your rating means to your driver-partner before clicking on those stars.last_img read more

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Android O To Allow Users Pause and Resume Their Systems Updates

first_imgAdvertisement We all have that time where you needed to update your system, and then you find that what you’re updating might require more time or days to make the update finish. This might be a result of maybe slow internet connections, extremely large update, or you’re on the go. Therefore ending an update will require you to start from the beginning.So, Internet-search firm; Google Corp. have provided a solution to this issue as the company has now added the option to pause and resume system updates to its Android O second developer preview. This means that you can choose to pause and resume the system’s update later as per your convenience.After the feature was initially spotted by Android Police, Elliott Hughes, an engineer at Google, clarified that this feature is not just limited to large downloads but also works for the smaller downloads on Android O. However, Hughes also mentioned that it might be difficult for users to notice this feature while downloading smaller files. The ability to pause system updates was added with a Google Play Services update but the version number is still unclear, as per the Android Police report.(Photo Courtesy) – Advertisement – Hughes said that the downloaded parts of interrupted downloads should not be required to be downloaded again and should resume from where they left off.“The situation of being ‘stuck in a whole loop of re-downloading the same portion of the update every night’ shouldn’t ever have been the case: an interrupted download should always have picked up from where it left off, Hughes said.[related-posts]Addressing real world issues that are faced by users on daily basis should be an integral part of platform development and this step from the company to improve Android O definitely seems to be in right direction.source: Android Police and NDTV newslast_img read more

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Canada to start teaching computer coding in kindergarten

first_imgAdvertisement Canadian schoolchildren will soon start learning computer coding and other digital skills from kindergarten through to high school, the government announced Wednesday.About 500,000 students will be offered the opportunity to take part in the US$38 million  program over the next two years, according to the science ministry.“Many jobs today rely on the ability of Canadian workers to solve problems using digital skills,” said a statement. – Advertisement – “The demand for such skills will only intensify as the number of software and data companies increases—whether they sell music online or design self-driving cars, for example,” it said.Five hundred teachers across the country will be provided with the training and tools to teach digital skills and coding.The government also wants the program to encourage more young women and indigenous children to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.Credit: Physlast_img read more

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Oculeus Wins Gold Medal for Best IT Solution for Telecommunications at IT

first_imgAdvertisement  Oculeus, the leading provider of innovative OSS/BSS solutions for telecommunications companies and mobile operators, today announced that the company has won the gold medal award for the Best IT Solution for Telecommunications at the 12th Annual IT World Awards.The IT World Awards is an annual achievements and recognition program highlighting the year’s best products, services and technologies in all sectors of information technology.Oculeus won this award recognition for its Oculeus Anti-Fraud System. – Advertisement – The Oculeus Anti-Fraud System enables telecom carriers, mobile operators and other providers of voice-based communications services to prevent revenue losses caused by a growing list of sophisticated methods of fraud, including false answer supervision, PBX hacking, bypassing/SIM boxing, pricing arbitrage and more.The Oculeus Anti-Fraud System continuously monitors all operator traffic using call attempt evaluations, call records and commercial data to check for traffic anomalies and patterns that are typical of fraud. The solution leverages its Live Traffic Fraud Blocking capabilities to eliminate or significantly reduce potential revenue losses caused by fraudulent network traffic by performing fraud evaluation and blocking in near-real-time before the start of a call. The system works in conjunction with a SIP redirect server and a pre-call fraud detection engine to efficiently check, monitor and evaluate pre-call call attempts along with internal and external blocking information provided by the system. When fraudulent activities are identified, the offenders are immediately blocked from further usage on the service provider’s network.“Existing fraud management efforts still focus on detecting fraud only after it has happened and revenue has been lost,” said Arnd Baranowski, CEO of Oculeus. “We are proud to receive this award recognition and see it as a direct validation of our unique approach for improving the fraud prevention practices of our customers by blocking fraud in near-real-time well before significant revenue is lost.”Oculeus is currently extending its anti-fraud solution to enable telcos to offer fraud prevention and traffic monitoring services to their business customers.The Oculeus Anti-Fraud solution runs on Linux services with a web-based front-end, which enables end users to access and manage the system from any browser on a PC, notebook, tablet or smartphone.last_img read more

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Keeping the National grand

first_imgRUNNING RETURN (APRIL): PROFIT 39.50 POINTSRUNNING RETURN (YEAR): LOSS 50.78 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]H[/dropcap]ave got a great tip for Wolverhampton tonight……What’s that I hear you cry ?????We want the National….We want the National….We want the National….We want the National….OK, I hear you in the orchestra stalls. They used to say in the ‘cheap seats’ but have you been to the theatre recently ?It’s a new look National these days – the new fences have made things safer, upset some traditionalists, but it’s still a formidable test for horse and rider and let’s hope, first and foremost, all come home safely.Judged by the evidence so far this week the course changes on the National course have been a huge success. The race had to change, it had to move with the times as it was becoming unpalatable.No one wants to see an unnecessary amount of fallers – especially punters. There’s no fun in watching the remaining 6 minutes and 27 seconds of a Grand National with your horse on the deck. Trust me, I’ve been there several times in recent years.And for all the changes and the form experts telling us it’s now ‘just another handicap’ they had egg splattered on their faces when up popped 66/1 chance Auroras Encore in the old race. Grand National 1 Form Students 0.What is important to everyone in the racing industry is that the race itself still MATTERS to the public. It’s an iconic sporting event and long may it continue. It’s a new era for the race, covered now by Channel 4 and with new sponsors this year, Crabbies, and their alcoholic ginger beer. On which subject did you know that the phrase “lashings of ginger beer” was NEVER phrased by Enid Blyton as many thought in her Famous Five books. How’s that for a random fact ?Sometimes you think you could do worse than stick a quid on all of them, indeed with the 66/1 shot last year and 100/1 Mon Mome in recent years you could do a LOT worse !!As for this year. Long Run. All the experts will bore you afterwards about it being a blot on the handicap, Gold Cup winner in a handicap etc etc.And if it all goes wrong – then Almargo in the 7.50 at Wolverhampton tonight. Favourites never lose at Wolverhampton – that’s another random fact.RECOMMENDED BET (scale of 1-10 points)5 points win LONG RUN (GRAND NATIONAL)8 points win ALMARGO (7.50 Wolverhampton)last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Monday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Monday 5 OctoberRACING2.20 WindsorTyrell 6/1 > 3/12.55 WindsorMountain Bell 10/1 > 7/24.25 Market RasenButlergrove King 11/2 > 3/1(All prices subject to fluctuation) What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img

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STARTERS ORDERS Saturday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Saturday 12 DecemberRACING1.05 SouthwellCordite 11/2 > 4/11.15 CheltenhamGoing Concern 14/1 > 11/11.50 CheltenhamMozoltov 10/1 > 8/12.05 DoncasterSir Chauvelin 7/1 > 6/1LIVE FOOTBALLChampionship12:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD12/5 MK Dons 6/5 Ipswich Town 12/5 DRAWPremier League12:45 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD / BT Sport Ultra HD19/10 Norwich City 6/4 Everton 12/5 DRAWPremier League17:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD23/10 AFC Bournemouth 13/10 Man Utd 23/10 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation) What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img read more

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£100 CASH Southampton v Brighton

first_img£100 CASH IFSOUTHAMPTON WIN 2-0To celebrate the launch of our brand new betting site starsports.bet we are giving all NEW CUSTOMERS £100 CASH if SOUTHAMPTON WIN 2-0.You simply need to open an account and place a bet at evens or above, of at least £10, on any market at starsports.bet between 9am on Monday 17 September and 8pm on Monday 17 September. TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) This promotion is for new account holders only. To qualify, you must open a new account at starsports.bet anytime from 9am on Monday 17 September to 8pm (GMT) on Monday 17 September.(2) In addition you must place at least one bet online with starsports.bet before 8pm (GMT) on Monday 17 September. The bet must be for a stake of £10 (or more), on a selection at evens or above, on any market as displayed on the starsports.bet web site.(3) The bonus promotional offer if SOUTHAMPTON WIN 2-0.(4) If, for any reason, the event(s) do not take place or are declared void for betting purposes this offer will also be voided.(5) The bonus, if successful, will be paid as CASH within 48 hours, direct to your online account.(6) Usual Star Sports Betting Rules and Terms and Conditions apply, these can be viewed at starsports.bet.(7) This promotion can only be used once per person and per account. Only one bonus can be awarded per person, household, shared computer or shared IP address.(8) Star Sports reserve the right to withdraw or refuse this promotion at any point.(9) If you have any further questions about this promotion you can contact our customer service team cs@www.starsportsbet.co.uklast_img read more

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Former German Chancellor to Give Commencement Talk

first_imgAddThis Share CONTACT: Mike Cinelli PHONE:(713) 831-4794EMAIL: mcinelli@rice.eduFORMER GERMAN CHANCELLOR SCHMIDT TO DELIVER 1999COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSRice graduates will hear first-handabout forces shaping the economic and political future of Europe when formerGerman Chancellor Helmut Schmidt delivers the university’s 1999 Commencementaddress in May.Schmidt served as chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germanyfrom 1974 through 1982. He remained involved in German politics as a member ofthe Bundestag until he stepped down in 1987. But he is hardly retired; he iscurrently publisher of the influential weekly newspaper Die Zeit and remains avery influential voice in European economics and politics.Rice President Malcolm Gillis, who talked with Schmidt in Julyin Germany, said: “Chancellor Helmut Schmidt is one of the pre-eminent statesmenof the post-World War II era. As an ardent proponent of ‘ostpolitik’ before andduring his term as chancellor, Helmut Schmidt played a central role in turningNATO’s attention toward the potential economic and political benefits of greaterdialogue with Eastern Europe generally, and Russia in particular.“Chancellor Schmidt and former French President Valery Giscardd’Estaing were the two strongest advocates of the European Monetary Union, anidea that emerged from a conference in Bremen in 1978,” Gillis said. “Within afew short months, their dream of a unified European currency will become areality, as the new medium of exchange — the Euro — will be adopted by 11nations on January 1, 1999.“His presence at Rice’s Commencement will be especially timelyand meaningful for three reasons. The first is Rice’s involvement in assistingthe German city-state of Bremen in creating the first private university on theEuropean continent. The second is the recent intensification of the drive towardEuropean economic, if not political unity. Europe is now at a criticallyimportant crossroads, politically as well as economically. Elections in Germanyin September will have a very important bearing upon all Europe for some time tocome,” he said. “Third, Chancellor Schmidt has deep insights into the problemsfacing Russian society.”Schmidt, who was born in 1918 in Hamburg, Germany, began hispolitical career by winning election to the Bundestag in 1953 as a member of theSocial Democratic Party. In addition to elected governmental posts, he served asGerman minister of defense and minister of finance in the administration ofChancellor Willy Brandt.Commencement activities are scheduled for May 15, 1999, in theAcademic Quadrangle on the Rice campus. The Class of 1999 will be the 86thgraduating class in Rice’s history.Rice University is a leading American research university —small, private, and highly selective — distinguished by its superior teaching,commitment to undergraduate education, outstanding graduate and professionalprograms, residential college system, collaborative and interdisciplinaryculture, and global perspective.###last_img read more

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Rice Universitys architecture lectures view state of an ancient art

first_img Jesús Vassallo, Rice University assistant professor of architecture. (Credit: Rice University) The Rick Joy Studio in Tucson, Ariz. Rick Joy will speak at Rice University March 28. (Credit: Courtesy of Rick Joy Studio) The Rauch House by architects Roger Boltshauser and Martin Rauch is an example of modern rammed earth construction. Boltshauser will speak at Rice University March 26. (Credit: Albrecht Schnabel) http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/03/0319_MUD-4-WEB-1lnl7w1.jpgJesús Vassallo, Rice University assistant professor of architecture. (Credit: Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/03/0319_MUD-2-WEB-qvmza4.jpgThe Rauch House by architects Roger Boltshauser and Martin Rauch is an example of modern rammed earth construction. Boltshauser will speak at Rice University March 26. (Credit: Albrecht Schnabel)Long Description The Rauch House by architects Roger Boltshauser and Martin Rauch is an example of modern rammed earth construction. Boltshauser will speak at Rice University March 26. (Credit: Albrecht Schnabel) Return to article. Long DescriptionThe Rick Joy Studio in Tucson, Ariz. Rick Joy will speak at Rice University March 28. Courtesy of Rick Joy Studio“Increasingly, we are thinking about these within the whole life cycle of a building,” he said. “That starts with where the materials are sourced for construction and ends when the building is demolished or disassembled and what happens to those materials. Within that expanded view of sustainability, the structure of the building is one of the main factors.“Earth construction is interesting and compelling because, if you are digging it from your own foundation or your own site, this is a material that is free,” he said. “It’s not like buying steel or concrete, which is very expensive and has a strong energy footprint. This approach to construction could be much more holistic, much healthier, more fair and more sustainable in terms of energy and materials.”In many new projects, thick walls of compacted earth replace the thin layers that in traditional construction handle protection from the weather, insulation and interior cladding. It could even work in Houston, Vassallo said.“People tend to think earth construction cannot work in a humid climate, and that’s why nobody has tried it in Houston,” he said. “But that is not exactly true. It’s not that it doesn’t work well in a humid country; we just came back from a research trip to Switzerland and Austria, where they’ve been doing these things forever. It rains a lot in southern Austria, probably more than Houston.“Also, the soil of Houston is very rich and precisely the type of clay and sand that is good raw material for this type of construction. So I think there’s a lot of potential.”“The Form of Mud” series is supported by Rice’s Conference and Workshop Development Fund.For a map of campus, including parking lots for visitors, visit http://www.rice.edu/maps.shtml.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsRelated materials:Jesús Vassallo bio: https://arch.rice.edu/people/faculty/jesús-vassallo“Here” lecture series: https://arch.rice.edu/latest/news/spring-2018-lecture-seriesImages for download: Return to article. Long Description Jesús Vassallo, Rice University assistant professor of architecture. (Credit: Rice University) Return to article. Long DescriptionThe Rauch House by architects Roger Boltshauser and Martin Rauch is an example of modern rammed earth construction. Boltshauser will speak at Rice University March 26. Photo by Albrecht Schnabel“The Form of Mud” lecture series organized by Jesús Vassallo, a Rice assistant professor of architecture, will bring architects with expertise in mud construction to Rice for events March 26, 28 and 30. All are part of Rice Architecture’s spring lecture series titled “Here,” which has focused on specificities of context and, with these three lectures, specificities of material. The lectures will be presented in Anderson Hall’s Farish Gallery on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St.The free series kicks off March 26 with a talk by Roger Boltshauser at 5:30 p.m. Vassallo characterized Boltshauser as the current European master of earthen construction, with a wealth of experience in designing rammed earth projects. Among his most recent is an aquarium in Basel, Switzerland, Ozeanium, with rammed earth as a major construction element. Vassallo and his students visited with Boltshauser earlier this semester and toured a rammed earth home in Austria he designed with and for master builder Martin Rauch.Rick Joy brings the American viewpoint March 28 at 5:30 p.m. The Arizona-based architect is the best-known early proponent of rammed earth construction in the United States. Joy started experimenting with the material at the beginning of his career in a series of residential projects and has recently completed such larger realizations as the Amangiri resort in Utah. Return to article. Long DescriptionJesús VassalloArabella Masson and Csaba Tarsoly will visit March 30 for a talk at noon. The partners at Masson Tarsoly Architectes and professors at EPFL Lausanne and the University of Liechtenstein have studied earth construction as part of their research and also in their own designs, including the yet-to-be-realized campus project at Burgohondo.“We invited these lecturers because they bring different viewpoints about mud construction,” said Vassallo, who hopes those differences will prompt healthy dialogue among colleagues as well as those in his current advanced studio, in which students are designing projects that use rammed earth. “These are techniques used for millennia, then abandoned for perhaps a century at least. Now we’re slowly starting to work with them again.“Within a certain scale of building and within certain programmatic types, we could use earth for structures the way they use brick and concrete in Europe or the way that we use two-by-fours in the U.S.,” he said. “As an architect, I think it’s very exciting to be involved with because we can contribute to the definition of how an ancient material can be re-envisioned for new, contemporary industrial-scale construction.”Earth can be handled in many ways and has been for millennia. Builders squeeze it, fire it in kilns and bake it in the sun to make building blocks, and Vassallo said modern materials science is bound to make it even more suitable with additives for industrial-scale projects that address the challenge of increased urban density.“Our whole way to assess what buildings do and how they do it has changed because sustainability has become the pressing issue that everything has to respond to,” Vassallo said. “Until recently, our view of sustainability in buildings had to do with reducing energy consumption, insulating the buildings and reducing the amount of electricity we use for heating and air conditioning. ShareNEWS RELEASEEditor’s note: Links to high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release.David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduRice University’s architecture lectures view state of an ancient artSeries of 3 talks to make case for mud as an essential – and modern – construction materialHOUSTON – (March 14, 2018) – An urban environment of wood, brick, steel and concrete makes mud seem anachronistic. But some architects suggest earth has advantages that should be taken seriously when other options are not nearly as energy-efficient or environmentally friendly – or easy to come by.This month, Rice University’s architecture lecture series will take a close look at modern construction techniques that draw upon the abundant resource right under our feet. http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/03/0319_MUD-3-WEB-txy15p.jpgThe Rick Joy Studio in Tucson, Ariz. Rick Joy will speak at Rice University March 28. (Credit: Courtesy of Rick Joy Studio)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,970 undergraduates and 2,934 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. Return to article. 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Penn State Sustainability Efforts Continue with 100000 Gift

first_img regions: Philadelphia Penn State Sustainability Efforts Continue with $100,000 Gift Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 by Jillian MarkowitzFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Penn State Smeal College of Business alum Robert Davidow and his wife Suzanne Davidow gifted the school with $100,000 to increase the school’s sustainability efforts, yielding the inception of the Davidows Sustainability Fund.“The world is becoming more focused on conserving the environment and Smeal has recognized this trend and integrated it into its studies. Business fundamentals are of paramount importance for today’s students, but when you combine that with sustainability, you can have a powerful social impact,” Rob Davidow said. “It’s important for the University to encourage and teach sustainable business practices and I am excited to watch Smeal collaborate with other departments at Penn State to develop unique strategies to the business challenges arising from growing a populace.”The Smeal College of Business has an impressive track record with sustainability. In fact, even the Smeal building is environmentally-friendly, having received LEED-EB (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Existing Building) gold-level certification. Smeal was also among to first business schools to create an actionable sustainability plan. As a Smeal graduate, Rob Davidow was no stranger to these efforts. Rob and Suzanne have channeled their philanthropy toward other environmental consciousness efforts as well. They have invested in the Israeli university, The Technion, in order to allow the school to help Israel become water-efficient.“Rob and Suzanne have been passionate advocates for solutions to some of the most critical global sustainability challenges, with a particular interest in water insecurity. This generous new commitment will extend their legacy of support for these critical issues,” said senior director of development and alumni relations Michelle Houser.“I hope Rob and Suzanne’s generosity inspires other Smeal alumni to consider how they too can impact the world through philanthropy,” Houser said.Rob Davidow graduated from Smeal in 1964, and his commitment to giving back to the institution and the world will certainly secure a distinguished legacy for the private investor.center_img RelatedFirst PSU Smeal Sustainability Awarded To Gerald SusmanFormer Associate Dean Gerald Susman from the Penn State’s Smeal College of Business has been awarded with the inaugural Susman Sustainability Leadership Award. In a statement about the award, Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal, said, “This annual award will recognize and honor achievement in the area of…July 11, 2017In “Featured Region”Smeal Hosts Sustainability Research WorkshopPenn State University’s Smeal College of Business recently hosted a Sustainability Research Workshop, in which faculty from several different business disciplines had the opportunity to share research on topics related to sustainability. Faculty members from other Penn State colleges also attended, including representatives from the College of Engineering, the College…December 2, 2013In “Featured Region”Smeal Faculty Members Receive PromotionsFour Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members and four clinical faculty members have received promotions. The promotions are as follows: Tenure-Track Faculty Promotions: Stephen Humphrey has been promoted to professor of management. Humphrey, who directs the Center for Teams and Negotiation, has been a Smeal faculty member since…July 2, 2014In “Featured Home” About the AuthorJillian MarkowitzView more posts by Jillian Markowitz last_img read more

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