Muslim Brotherhood ‘stole’ Egypt’s revolution: Kerry

first_imgWASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday accused the Muslim Brotherhood of stealing Egypt’s revolution, in some of his toughest comments yet about the party that took power in the nation’s first democratic election.In a speech to a forum on enhancing links between private sector businesses and diplomatic security agencies, Kerry said “the best antidote to extremism is opportunity.”“Those kids in Tahrir Square, they were not motivated by any religion or ideology. “They were motivated by what they saw through this interconnected world, and they wanted a piece of the opportunity and a chance to get an education and have a job and have a future, and not have a corrupt government that deprived them of all of that and more,” the top US diplomat said.“They tweeted their ways and Facetimed their ways and talked to each other, and that’s what drove that revolution.“And then it got stolen by the one single-most organized entity in the state, which was the Brotherhood.”Since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military in July a year after coming to power, the United States has repeatedly said that he had failed to live up to calls for an inclusive, transparent government.And Kerry in August defended the army’s action to remove Morsi, saying it had moved as a bid at “restoring democracy.”But as the military-led interim government has moved only slowly towards new elections, the US in October suspended a part of its $1.5 billion in annual aid to Egypt.Kerry vowed earlier this month during a brief, surprise visit to Cairo that the United States would work with Egypt’s interim leaders and called on them to press ahead with reforms.last_img read more

Report: Air quality harmed as Texas oil production booms

DALLAS — The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it’s coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a report issued by an environmental group.The Environmental Integrity Project noted in a report released Thursday that the Permian Basin, which extends into New Mexico , is one of the most productive hydrocarbon regions in the world, thanks largely to the advent over the past decade of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. In another two years the basin will account for about 40 per cent of all U.S. production , the group said.But a consequence of that production is dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide in the air around Odesa and other locations, according to the report, which adds that pollution levels in much of Ector County, where Odesa is located, exceed standards set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.“Controlling air pollution in West Texas has not been a priority for the state, as evidenced by the scarcity of air pollution monitoring stations in the Permian Basin,” the report said. “And yet, the type of air pollution in the Permian Basin — dominated by excessive emissions of sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide — is known to have serious environmental and public health consequences.”Ilan Levin, associate director of The Environmental Integrity Project, said regulators such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality need to have stricter oversight of air pollution permits while penalizing polluters who violate the terms of those permits.“It’s like they’re speeding and the cops out on the beat are not issuing any speeding tickets,” Levin said Wednesday.A spokesman for TCEQ declined to comment, saying it it hadn’t seen the. A spokeswoman for the Texas Oil and Gas Association said the industry group also is still reviewing the report but is confident that Permian Basin production will still be viewed as a benefit to the state and to the nation.“Upon release to the public we will review the full study, but there is no doubt that the phenomenal growth of energy production in the Permian Basin, which has elevated the United States to become the world’s top oil and natural gas producer, is providing undeniable benefits to Texas in the form of abundant, reliable and affordable energy, hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, and billions in state and local tax revenues,” said association spokeswoman Lauren Clay in a statement. “And all of these have occurred while at the same time the U.S. has led the world in emission reductions, undoubtedly because the oil and natural gas industry is the leading investor in zero- and low-carbon technology, investing billions in advanced technologies that are protecting and improving our environment.”The report asserts that oil and gas facilities are releasing large amounts of unpermitted pollution during equipment breakdowns, maintenance and other so-called “emission events.” The unauthorized release of air pollution occurs mainly from flaring, which is a way to burn gas that’s released, according to the report, but Levin adds that flaring was meant to be a last resort that instead has “become a business model to get rid of gas that they don’t know what to do with.”There’s only one functioning air monitoring station measuring sulfur dioxide in the Permian Basin, the report said, and more are needed to better police the release of emissions. Sulfur dioxide forms when substances containing sulfur, including coal and oil, are burned. Exposure can make breathing difficult and harm a person’s respiratory system.There were at least 30 occasions from December 2016 to April of this year that sulfur dioxide levels measured at one location exceeded federal health standards, according to the report, adding that oil and gas operators in and around Ector County self-reported 2,564 unauthorized releases of air pollution from 2014 to 2017.“We’re calling on the regulators to monitor air quality because they’re not doing that right now for vast parts of the Permian Basin, especially where most of the people live,” Levin said.David Warren, The Associated Press read more

NDP says public should have say on Nexen deal says opinion crystallizing

[np_storybar title=”Time for ‘net harm’ test in CNOOC-Nexen debate” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2012/10/01/time-for-net-harm-test-in-cnooc-nexen-debate/”%5DAndrew Coyne: No economic logic compels politicians to discriminate between foreign and domestic takeovers. They do it for the same reason people in politics do most things: because they can [/np_storybar]OTTAWA — The NDP says public opinion is crystallizing against the Nexen Inc. deal and is asking the government to hold public consultations before it makes a decision.The Opposition has been conducting it own consultations with the public and interest groups and says it’s hearing many objections against the sale of the Calgary-based oil producer to a company owned by the Chinese government.What we’re finding is public opinion is crystallizing around this deal with more and more concernsCritic Peter Julian says Canadians have voiced concerns about national security, the environment as well whether jobs will be protected.“Before the government moves to rubber-stamp (the deal), consult the public,” Julian told the House of Commons.[np-related]“What we’re finding is public opinion is crystallizing around this deal with more and more concerns,” he told reporters in an earlier press conference, adding that the NDP would make its stance known shortlyParliament began debating an NDP motion presented on Tuesday demanding the government hold public consultations on the CNOOC-Nexen deal before deciding whether to approve it. The motion won the support of the Liberal Party but is unlikely to pass given the Conservative majority.The motion also calls for public hearings into the issue of foreign ownership in the Canadian energy sector, particularly regarding acquisitions by foreign state-owned enterprises.Basically, they’re calling on the government of Canada to break the law. The law is very clear under the Investment Canada ActTreasury Board president Tony Clement, a former industry minister in the Harper government who has examined foreign acquisitions under the Investment Canada Act, said holding public hearings on CNOOC’s takeover bid for Nexen would break federal laws.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick “Basically, they’re calling on the government of Canada to break the law. The law is very clear under the Investment Canada Act. There’s a legal process that if you diverge from that process in any way, you’re going to be subject to legal consequences,” Clement said Tuesday.The NDP motion on public hearings is “ridiculous” and simply playing politics with an important matter, he said, and reflects the political immaturity of a party aspiring to form government one day.“So I don’t know why the NDP continues to table motions that encourage — that want the government of Canada to break the law, but that’s not just a responsible thing to do. We have a process,” Clement added.The NDP will make its judgment known on the deal soon, likely before the 45-day review by Industry Canada is concluded in mid-October. The government has the option of extending the review another 30 days after the initial period expires.Public opinion polls have shown stiff opposition to the $15.1-billion takeover bid from the Chinese National Offshore Oil Company, and even some Conservative MPs have voiced opposition.Julian said that even in his Vancouver district, where oil industry affairs are usually of little interest, the Nexen deal has been the No. 1 issue for his constituents.The most recent poll showed 69% of Canadians oppose the deal.But supporters believe a rejection would set back the Harper government’s full-press to expand trade and investment links with the world’s emerging economic super-power.Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said that public opinion would play a role in the decision the government makes.Under Canadian law, any foreign investment worth more than $330-million faces a review by the federal industry minister to determine whether it is of net benefit to Canada.As well as its consultation demands, the NDP motion seeks to clarify the concept of “net benefit”, which critics complain is very vague and leaves the government open to lobbying by political interests.Nexen has a substantial interest in the oil sands of northern Alberta, one of the world’s biggest crude reserves, and the possibility of a state-owned Chinese firm extending its foothold in the oil sands has sparked a huge debate in Canada over how to handle such proposals. With files from Reuters read more

Two Sri Lankans believed to be among hostages held in Dhaka

At least two Sri Lankans were suspected to be among the 20 foreigners held hostage by ISIS militants in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de Silva said that he was informed by State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene that there were reports two Sri Lankans were among the hostages inside the restaurant in Dhaka. At least 40 people including two more senior police officials were injured in the incident.Dozens of people including several foreign nationals were believed to be held hostage after police exchanged fire with the group of criminals. (Colombo Gazette) “We are urgently looking in to it. Our Deputy Cheif of Mission in Dhaka is in touch with the Police regarding the two individuals suspected to be among the hostages in the cafe,” he said. The gunmen stormed the restaurant in Bangladesh capital Dhaka’s diplomatic enclave Gulshan on Friday night. “Salahuddin Khan, officer-in-charge of Banani police station in capital Dhaka, was shot dead as the gunmen opened fire at the law enforcers shortly after taking hostages at the Spanish restaurant,” a police official told Xinhua.The official who did not like to be named said around midnight, another senior officer named Robiul succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the fire exchange. read more

First chapter of new Harper Lee novel Go Set a Watchman is

FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, author Harper Lee smiles during a ceremony honoring the four new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. The first chapter to Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” ran in Friday’s editions of The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian, as anticipation grows for her first book since “To Kill a Mockingbird” is set to be released on July 14. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File) by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Jul 9, 2015 10:22 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 10, 2015 at 1:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – We know this much so far about Harper Lee’s new book: Atticus Finch is 72 and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis; Scout is a grown woman who has a suitor most anxious to marry her.And Scout’s older brother, Jem, apparently has died.“Go Set a Watchman” begins with Scout, otherwise known as Jean Louise Finch, returning by train to Lee’s legendary Maycomb, Alabama, on one of several annual visits she makes from New York, where she is greeted by young Henry Clinton. The first chapter ran in Friday’s editions of The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian.“Go Set a Watchman,” the most unexpected second novel in memory, is coming out July 14. It takes place in the 1950s, 20 years after the setting for “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book. U.S. publisher HarperCollins has said that pre-orders for “Go Set a Watchman” are the highest in company history and bookstores worldwide are planning events to celebrate the book’s release.Anticipation and apprehension have surrounded news of “Watchman” since it was announced in February. The surprise and ecstasy of a new work from Lee have been shadowed by suspicions the book doesn’t measure up to “Mockingbird” and was approved without the 89-year-old author’s full awareness.Lee has poor hearing and vision and resides in an assisted living facility in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. But her lawyer Tonja Carter; literary agent Andrew Nurnberg; and publisher have insisted she is delighted the book is coming out. State officials, responding to at least one complaint of possible elder abuse, determined she was alert and capable of deciding on the release of “Watchman.”“To Kill a Mockingbird,” published in 1960, is set in the 1930s in the fictional town of Maycomb and introduced Atticus Finch, Scout, Boo Radley and other beloved literary characters. The book was adapted into an Oscar-winning movie starring Gregory Peck as Atticus and has become standard reading in schools and other reading programs, with worldwide sales topping 40 million copies.In the years that followed “Mockingbird,” Lee struggled to write a second book and eventually determined that the one novel could stand on its own, apparently never considering “Watchman” a possible successor. She has not spoken to the media in decades and her absence from any promotion for “Watchman” marks a rare time that such a high-profile work is being released without the participation of a living author.Much of Friday’s excerpt touches upon the landscape and history of the Maycomb region and the banter between Clinton and Scout, who playfully resists his marriage proposals. He is known as one of Maycomb’s finest men, a World War II veteran and law student who has long been close to the Finches, assists Atticus in his law practice and regards Atticus as a father figure. Clinton, in turn, is a surrogate son to Atticus. The excerpt refers to the day Jean Louise’s brother and heir apparent at the law practice, presumably Jem, “dropped dead in his tracks,” forcing Atticus to find another successor.According to HarperCollins, Carter came upon the “Watchman” manuscript at a “secure location where it had been affixed to an original typescript of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’” The new book, which Harper has said did not undergo any new revisions, is set in Maycomb during a time when the civil rights movement was taking hold in Lee’s home state. The Supreme Court had ruled unanimously in 1954 that segregated schools were unconstitutional, and the arrest of Rosa Parks in 1955 led to the yearlong Montgomery bus boycott.“In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called ‘Go Set a Watchman,’” Lee said in a statement issued by Harper in February. “It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort,” she said. “My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’) from the point of view of the young Scout. … I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years,” said Lee. First chapter of new Harper Lee novel, ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ is previewed read more

Brock study compares digital experiences of teens in Hamilton Glasgow

“We think our approach to pursue an arts-based method of inquiry makes this a very compelling study,” Collier says. “We looked to the artists to plan and lead our sessions. That allowed us to take ourselves out of the centre and to have a vantage point to watch what was happening. It was a way to elevate the interaction of the artists and the youth.”While Collier and Perry have just started analyzing data, some early observations have emerged. They recently shared some of these initial findings at the United Kingdom Literacy Association Conference in Glasgow and at the Valuing the Visual Conference in Sheffield, England.“When we asked the youth to describe their digital spaces, they came back to talk about space in terms of physical environment, like their bedrooms, rather than talking about digital spaces like Facebook,” Collier says. “In terms of identifying as digital natives, what we have initially observed is that the youth know how to do some things really well but their digital knowledge and abilities aren’t as broad as we tend to think it is.“Additionally, they do not tend to see digital engagement as separate from the rest of their lives. We look forward to sharing more of our findings that will help provide answers to some of our initial questions and more.” A new Brock study is using art to compare the digital experiences of youths living 5,300 kilometres apart in Hamilton, Ont., and Glasgow, Scotland.Brock Education Associate Professor Diane Collier and her research colleague Mia Perry, a senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow, are exploring how, why, and where young people engage with digital spaces today in terms of social, cultural, digital and global literacies.They are principle investigators of Youth Mobilities in Public and Digital Spaces, a project funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (2016-18). Brock Education Professor Jennifer Rowsell, Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies, and Theresa Rogers, from the University of British Columbia, are also collaborators on the initiative.Mia Perry, a senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow, is working on the Youth Mobilities in Public and Digital Spaces project in conjunction with Brock University’s Diane Collier.The project was sparked when it was noticed that similarities exist between Hamilton and Glasgow — two post-industrial centres with steel and shipbuilding at their respective cores.“The cities both have large working-class populations of a similar size at 500,000,” Collier says. “We thought the similarities would make a case for a comparative study.”Collier and Perry collected data during a series of workshops held in both cities that included groups of 12 to 15 youth between the ages of 13 and 19.During the sessions, which took place over six to eight weeks, the teens were asked to share their thoughts about living in an ever-growing digital world in which they are often characterized as digital natives who are technologically knowledgeable and savvy.There were a number of questions that drove the study, Collier says.“For example, you hear a lot of things today about how classrooms should be more digital. But, we question if students and families are prepared to bring digital tools into the classroom,” she says. “Do they have the means and resources at home to support digital learning? We also question the notion of digital natives. Are young people as digitally savvy as popular discourse leads us to believe?”Recognizing the challenge of getting youth to feel comfortable in talking openly about their experiences, the researchers came up with a unique approach to let the students express themselves through art.Each hired an artist as a research facilitator.Working with Collier was Hamilton artist Vanessa Crosbie Ramsay, a filmmaker, media/visual artist and an art educator with the Royal Conservatory and Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. Beth Shapeero, a Glasgow-based sculptor/painter and arts facilitator, worked with Perry.Collier says the artists took the cue from each group as to the kind of medium, such as painting, to work with.As part of the project, Ramsay also created a video to capture the spirit of the group’s research experience with painting and making art. read more

Twentyyearold man arrested over Phoenix Park murder

first_imgUpdated at 11.23pmA SECOND MAN has been arrested by gardaí investigating the death of a 27-year-old man in the Phoenix Park last Friday.The 20-year-old was detained this morning in Dublin’s city centre. He is being questioned at Finglas garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.The 27-year-old arrested yesterday remains in custody and investigations are ongoing.Gardaí have not yet released the identity of the victim. He was beaten up and then set on fire in the early hours of Friday morning near the Wellington monument in the park. The area is used by homeless people and others to sleep rough.First posted at 10.05amEarlier: Two men shot 24 hours apart in Dublin over the weekendRead: Man (27) arrested in connection with Phoenix Park murderMore: Murder investigation launched after man’s body “engulfed by fire” in parklast_img read more

48hour physical prototyping project creates the Knock Clock

first_imgSometimes if you give an individual or group a limited time in which to create something you get surprisingly good results. This is why so many great games appear from the Ludum Dare competition that only allows 48 hours to create a prototype game.The same is true if you apply a similar time limit to a physical design challenge. In this case, groups of students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) were given 48 hours to design something that was a physical prototype. One team, comprised of Giorgio Uboldi, Gijs Huisman, and Michael-Owen Liston, came up with this rather novel Knock Clock prototype.The Knock Clock looks like an ordinary wooden box, but it is both a clock and an alarm. By knocking on the top of the box twice the box responds with the appropriate amount of knocks telling you the time to the nearest 15 minute interval. First you get knocks with a long interval for hours, then shorter intervals for the 15 minute marks (15, 30, 45 minutes). So 3:30 would be 3 long interval knocks followed by 2 short interval knocks.In order to use the alarm function you have to cover a sensor on the top of the box before knocking the number of minutes you want to wait before the alarm goes off. The Knock Clock confirms the alarm being set with a single knock. Then, after the correct amount of time has passed the alarm knocking occurs. We also hope and assume you can set the alarm to go off after several hours, not just minutes.Check out the video below for a demonstration of how it works.This definitely isn’t a clock for those of you in a hurry or who need very accurate time keeping, but it’s certainly different. The fact it doesn’t have a display is going to appeal to some people, and with a little refinement I bet this could be turned into a very popular, and commercial clock.via Adafruit Industrieslast_img read more

Lana Del Rey See Lust For Life track list

first_img Twitter Facebook More music for your summer: Our 15 picks for the song of the summerRead more Desiigner, Flume and Blink-182 also featured in the tweets and Instagram posts we didn’t want you to missGRAMMYs Jul 14, 2017 – 5:00 pm GRAMMY.com https://www.instagram.com/p/BWYBExSBeAP Lana Del Rey: See ‘Lust For Life’ track list lana-del-rey-see-lust-life-track-list Email Lana Del Rey: See ‘Lust For Life’ track list Content Not Available I WILL chase you pic.twitter.com/J5Y4iLGEaU— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) July 9, 2017 https://www.instagram.com/p/BWfvV5ZFvM3 News last_img read more

Three girls raped in three districts

first_imgSinjon Roy, 25, son of Prashanta Kumar Roy, arrested on charges of raping a university girl on 16 August, 2019. Photo: CollectedThree girls have allegedly been raped in Gaibandha, Khulna and Sylhet while a university student has been arrested in Khulna for ‘raping’ another girl on a false promise of marriage, according to UNB.In Gaibandha, a policeman has allegedly raped a college girl at Barboldia village in Sadar upazila promising to marry her.The accused is Abu Bakar Siddique, a constable posted in Rangpur.Police said Bakar had long been in a relationship with the victim, 19.On 13 August, he took the girl to a bamboo bush and raped her there after tying her legs and hands with the help of his friend Aminul, they added.Hearing her screams, locals rescued the girl and took her to a hospital, but the rapist fled the scene, they also said. The victim filed a case with Sadar police station on Thursday night.In Khulna, a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an unknown youth at Tutpara Mahirbari Khalpara in the city on Friday morning.The victim’s family said the child was playing in front of her house when the youth picked her up, took her to a lonely place and raped her.Her mother said they were looking for the child and found her in an empty house while the rapist already fled.The victim who was bleeding profusely informed the matter to her parents. She was later taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital.Deputy commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) Ehsan Shah said their special team had launched a drive to identify the rapist and arrest him.In another incident, police arrested a private university student on Thursday night for raping a girl on the promise of marriage at Mujgunni in the city. The arrestee is Sinjon Roy, 25, son of Prashanta Kumar Roy of Sonadanga area. Mamtazul Haq, officer-in-charge of Sonadanga model police station, said Sinjon, an LLB student of North Western University, developed physical relations with the victim, a university student, with a false promise of marriage. On Thursday night, the girl came to know that Sinjon was going to marry another girl. When the girl went to meet Sinjon in Mujgunni area, he tried to abduct her.Noticing the incident, locals informed police about it. Later, law enforcers rushed in and arrested Sinjon.In Sylhet, a tenth grader girl was raped by a youth at Kurar Bazar in Beanibazar upazila on Thursday noon.The victim’s elder sister said Mizan, 23, entered their house and raped her sister, 14, when she was alone there.They found her bleeding and took her to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital for treatment.Aboni Shankar Kar, officer-in-charge of Beanibazar police station, said legal action would be taken once they received a complaint.last_img read more

DC Residents Construct Plan for Affordable Housing

first_imgMore than 100 District residents, representing each of the city’s eight Wards, gathered recently to draft an amendments document to the city’s Comprehensive Plan – a development and infrastructural guide to city planning. Residents, led by Empower D.C.,  an advocacy organization,  sat down to address specific needs and concerns including rezoning and displacement, overdevelopment of luxury and commercial properties, and the loss of affordable housing.D.C. residents recently worked together to draft an amendment to the city’s Comprehensive Plan on future development. (Courtesy Photo)Empower D.C.’s mission is to enhance, improve and promote the self-advocacy of low and moderate income residents to improve their quality of life. Through this mission the organization held a workshop on May 6 that brought residents from all eight wards together to discuss their issues with affordable housing and to work on amendments to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Empower D.C. plans on submitting their version of the amended document to the city council in either June or July. The council is required to take their plan under consideration.“Our hope is to build political power by bringing people together from across the wards who are experiencing similar issues of unwanted development, displacement – especially within Black communities.  For instance, the threats to public housing are faced by residents in all wards,” Parisa Norouzi, Empower D.C. executive director told the AFRO.Addressing revisions to the Comprehensive Plan, according to Empower D.C., has a particular urgency because the Office of Planning recently opened a process for amending the original Comprehensive Plan, which was to serve as the guiding document of how the city develops.Amending the plan was an initiative that was first started by the city and developers after both were sued several times for building code and zoning regulations. The new plan is expected to clarify terms such as affordable housing.“The Comprehensive Plan is meant to be enforced by the city council, it is the document that the Zoning Commission must use when approving development, and they are not to approve any development that does not align with what the plan states,” Norouzi said. “In recent times citizen’s groups have successfully used the comprehensive plan in lawsuits to stop development in Barry Farms where the Zoning Commission had failed to adequately assess the impact of development on the environment, location and displacement. That was a victory for the people, but made it a target for developers.”The concern over family-friendly development was also reflected by residents during the seven “Plan D.C.” citywide community meetings in the fall of 2016 and throughout various engagement forums last year.Community members expressed a general desire to make the District more inclusive of families by improving schools and educational facilities, expanding the number and quality of parks and open spaces, creating more programs and services aimed at youth, and improving neighborhood safety. Participants also wanted to ensure that there was a diversity of housing types for all income levels to serve both families and singles. Community members also expressed their desire to be able to age in place and ensure that planning accommodates the needs of those with declining mobility and provides access to senior services.Long-time Anacostia resident Mary Buckley told the AFRO that despite coming out to the meetings regularly, her concerns and those of other property-owners in Southeast D.C. have gone largely unaddressed.Buckley said that despite the over-development and resulted displacement of residents taking place in parts of the city like Waterfront, pockets of Anacostia remain blighted for no apparent reason.“We need a supermarket in Northern Anacostia, we need another grocer towards Congress Heights, yet there are a lot of vacant buildings not being used,” Buckley said.  “There are a lot of buildings going up everywhere, except, perhaps, where they are needed most.  On Good Hope [Road], we also have several services agencies that give out drugs (methadone), which we believe blights the environment.  Why not put some of them in another Ward?”“Now that the amendment process is opened up we need to be more active in ensuring that it is not watered down, but in fact strengthened,” Norouzi said.  “We’ve resorted to going through the courts and there have been some victories.”last_img read more

Dead Rising 3s 13GB patch includes DLC content even if you dont

first_imgConsole game patches have become something we are all used to. Even day one patches are becoming the norm. We accept them because they are for the most part necessary to fix bugs in the game or add promised features that didn’t get completed on time to make it on to the disc.With the latest patch for Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3, however, Capcom may have gone a step too far. The patch for the game is 13GB. That’s massive. As well as taking an absolute age to download as well as potentially helping to max out a few data-capped connections, it suggests that there must be something seriously wrong with the game to require that much data be added/replaced.The patch isn’t 13GB due to fixes the game requires, though. Capcom has instead decided to bundle in content for episodes 3 and 4 of forthcoming DLC. If you intend on purchasing that DLC then this probably sounds fine to you, but for those that don’t want it, why are they being forced to download it?One argument to make is: don’t apply the patch. But it’s not that simple. Capcom has also decided to disable online play until it is applied. That’s understandable due to the tweaks being made to gameplay, but has the side effect of forcing players to apply the patch and download all those gigabytes.It would be preferable for Capcom to split the patch into two parts. The first, smaller patch updates the game and fixes bugs/tweaks gameplay. The second (optional) patch relates to the forthcoming DLC, which must be applied before episodes 3 and 4 can be played. That’s unlikely to happen now, but hopefully this doesn’t become standard practice in future. Patches and DLC content should not be combined.last_img read more

VIDEO Baker Mayfield plants the Oklahoma flag at the 50 in the

first_img Advertisement After Ohio State beat Oklahoma in Norman last year, the Buckeyes swayed together and sang the alma mater after the win. Oklahoma took it as a sign of disrespect.This year, Baker Mayfield got his revenge in Columbus. On the field he threw for 386 yards and three second half TD’s to beat Ohio State 31-16. After the game he flew the Sooner flag on a victory lap around the Horseshoe, and punctuated it by planting the flag inside the “O” at the 50.Some will love this, Buckeyes fans will call it classless, but here it is. To the victor goes the trash talk.Baker Mayfield just claimed the Horseshoe pic.twitter.com/Ruwnsl9Rvb— Danny (@recordsANDradio) September 10, 2017last_img read more

Three key executive promotions for The Travel Agent Next Door

first_img Share Posted by Travelweek Group Three key executive promotions for The Travel Agent Next Door Tags: Promotions, The Travel Agent Next Doorcenter_img TORONTO — The Travel Agent Next Door has announced the promotions of several members of its executive team in recognition of their contribution to the company.Shean Carmichael, previously Marketing Manager, is now Director of Marketing who, along with his team, will be responsible for all marketing initiatives including websites, email marketing, supplier marketing programs and social media.Nicola Gowe has been promoted from Manager of Finance to Director of Finance. In her new role, Gowe will be responsible for payroll, agent payments and commission posting.Lastly, Adina Finatan has been appointed VP, Finance after joining the company a few months ago. Since then, Finatan has become an “invaluable member of the executive team” and is making “great progress in overseeing the Finance area of the company,” said Flemming Friisdahl, Founder.Along with Flemming, these team members join Rhonda Friisdahl, VP, Talent Development, and Penny Martin, VP, Travel Agent Experience on the executive team.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoThe Travel Agent Next Door has grown rapidly to having close to 800 agents. According to the company, these latest promotions were made to meet the needs of its growing agent base. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, May 28, 2019 last_img read more

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