Mahindra inaugurates its first automotive assembly plant in Sri Lanka

first_imgNew Delhi: Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Saturday announced the inauguration of its local automotive assembly plant near Colombo, Sri Lanka . “Christened Mahindra Ideal Lanka Pvt. Ltd. this assembly plant is in collaboration with Ideal Motors of Sri Lanka. The assembly plant today rolled out its first product, the compact SUV, KUV100 and will roll out a slew of products over the next 3 years,” the company said in a statement. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal “Inauguration of this automotive assembly plant is a significant milestone for Mahindra’s foray into the Sri Lanka market. Sri Lanka is a key strategic market for us and we are now fully equipped to deliver products customised to local needs, on time,” Mahindra & Mahindra Managing Director Pawan Goenka said. Mahindra Ideal Lanka will assemble KUV100, with a production capacity of 5,000 units per annum. The company will localise four components — battery, tyres, seats and exhaust. The plant is expected to provide employment to 200 people directly and indirectly over the next two years, the statement added.last_img read more

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Canadian TV talents to watch in 2017

first_img Demore Barnes LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Toronto-raised, Los Angeles-based Demore Barnes is a regular face on U.S. television thanks to roles in NBC’s Hannibal, Syfy’s 12 Monkeys and CBS’s The Unit. This year he’s appearing in one of the most-buzzed-about TV projects (especially with the ComiCon set): Starz’s live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, American Gods, starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane and Gillian Anderson (as a god that takes the form of pop culture icons). Barnes plays Mr. Ibis, an Egyptian underworld god who runs a funeral home in Cairo. The series gets its world premiere at SXSW in March and is broadcast in April.. Andrea BangBritish Columbia native Andrea Bang is up for a Canadian Screen Award for her role as the daughter on CBC sitcom Kim’s Convenience. The series, based on Ins Choi’s play of the same name, is about a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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Fort St John Schools taking part in Classroom Champions Program

first_img“During the holiday season, giving back is often top of mind. We are so thankful for the ongoing investment and generosity of PETRONAS Canada and our athletes as they continue to invest in helping local kids get better and better through the Classroom Champions program.”Canadian Olympic skeleton racer, Mirela Rahneva, is paired with four elementary schools in Fort St. John and Hudson’s Hope to virtually mentor students and to inspire them in areas like goal setting, perseverance, teamwork and giving back to the community.Over the past six years, Classroom Champions has mentored over 35,000 students across North America. Athletes use video lessons, live video chats and social media to develop social-emotional skills through Classroom Champions’ Scaled Mentorship program which makes a measurable difference with students, teachers, classrooms and mentors.For more information on this program, you can visit FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Classrooms from across Fort St. John are teaming up with elite athletes for the Classroom Champions Program.Classroom Championships, in partnership with PETRONAS Canada, is dedicated to partnering with teachers to connect low socio-economic students with world-class athlete mentors to support students in academic, social and emotional learning.Steve Mesler, Olympic Gold Medalist and Co-Founder & CEO of Classroom Champions, says he is grateful for the continued support from PETRONAS Canada and the athletes in providing this program to local school children.last_img read more

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Heres how much more Canadians will have to pay for fruits and

TORONTO — The sliding loonie could make it harder for some Canadians to eat their Florida oranges or California heads of lettuce this year.The dropping dollar, which dipped below the 70-cent U.S. mark on Tuesday, is expected to continue to leave shoppers with bigger grocery bills, especially when it comes to buying fresh fruit and vegetables.It really boils down to the dollarNearly all fruit and vegetables consumed in Canada are imported, making them more susceptible to the loonie’s fluctuations.“It really boils down to the dollar,” said Kevin Grier, an agriculture and food market analyst.Last year, fruits and veggies jumped in price between 9.1 and 10.1 per cent, according to an annual report by the Food Institute at the University of Guelph. The study predicts these foods will continue to increase above inflation this year, by up to 4.5 per cent for some items.Slumping loonie holds silver lining for Canadian retailers as cross-border shopping expected to ‘all but die’Canadian dollar touches fresh 12-year low, raising bets on Bank of Canada rate cutBrace for another year of slow growth and loonie below 70 cents, Canada’s top forecasters warnSylvain Charlebois, the report’s lead author, said for every U.S. cent the dollar drops, foods that are imported likely increase one per cent or more.These prices have been on the rise for years.In November 2011, one kilogram of apples cost an average of $3.35 in Canada, according to Statistics Canada. Four years later, the same amount cost $4.12.One kilogram of celery, meanwhile, increased from $2.23 to $3.08 over the same time frame.While the increased costs have dealt a blow to everyone’s wallet, they have a more pronounced effect on Canadians living on a tight budget or in remote regions, where fresh fruit and vegetables are more expensive than in more urban areas.People living in northern and remote communities are most likely to be hurt by these rising costs, said Diana Bronson, the executive director of Food Secure Canada.In Nunavut, for example, residents typically pay about two times more than the Canadian average for staples, according to the Nunavut Bureau of Statistics.There, a kilogram of carrots cost $6.17 in March 2015, while the Canadian average was about $4 less.Lower- and middle-class people — many “who can’t find a job that will pay them enough to ensure that they can afford a healthy diet for their families” — also feel the pinch of rising food prices, said Bronson.“It’s students. It’s senior citizens. It’s the working poor. It’s new immigrants,” she said, adding that aboriginals and visible minorities are disproportionately impacted.When fruits and vegetables rise in price, it makes it more difficult for these groups to buy enough to get their daily fruit and vegetable intake.“The wrong kind of food is cheap, and the right kind of food is still expensive,” said Bronson. She hopes the new Liberal government’s promised national food policy will address this imbalance. read more

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UN agency concerned deadly bird flu virus may spread throughout West Africa

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today expressed “growing concern” that the deadly bird flu virus may spread to other countries in West Africa following its discovery in Nigeria last week, and warned that the effect on the already impoverished region would be devastating.The Rome-based agency said that the country of greatest concern was Niger, which directly borders the affected areas in Nigeria and where over two million people are already vulnerable to acute hunger.“We should provide incentives to poor African farmers to report immediately if they suspect an outbreak among poultry, and discourage them from rushing to sell birds on the market,” said Joseph Domenech, FAO’s Chief Veterinary Officer, who is currently in Nigeria with a joint team of experts.“The highly pathogenic avian influenza virus poses a very serious threat to animal health in West Africa. If a poultry epidemic should develop beyond the boundaries of Nigeria the effects would be disastrous for the livelihoods and the food security of millions of people,” said Mr. Domenech.FAO said that since the first reports of outbreaks of the H5N1 virus in Asia at the end of 2003 nearly 200 million domestic poultry had died or been culled in order to contain the spread of the disease. The economic loss to the affected Asian countries has been estimated at around $10 billion.In contrast to Europe, where most poultry production takes place on large commercial farms, in Africa poultry is often raised in backyards and is therefore more difficult to control. Widespread public awareness campaigns regarding safe farming practises and improved hygiene are essential to help contain the spread of the virus, the UN agency said.”People need to be informed about the importance of basic hygiene notably washing hands after touching poultry and disinfecting boots or shoes before entering or leaving a poultry farm,” said Juan Lubroth, Senior Officer of FAO’s Animal Production and Health Division.FAO has advised veterinary authorities in Nigeria to stamp out the outbreaks through immediate humane culling and safe disposal and to strictly control the movement of people and animals from and to infected areas and neighbouring countries. Many countries, including Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Mauritania have prepared bird flu contingency plans. “Such plans and field operations must be fully supported by national governments with participation of the private sector. The international community should continue to provide expertise and financial resources,” Mr. Lubroth added.During the last two years, several countries have reported outbreaks of avian influenza caused by the H5N1 virus in people, and close to 100 have died, most of them in Viet Nam. So far, the virus has only spread from infected animals to humans, but the World Health Organization has warned that it could change into a form that spreads easily from person to person, triggering an influenza pandemic that could kill tens of millions of people worldwide. The World Bank has estimated that a human influenza pandemic caused by a virus mutated from avian flu could cost the global economy $800 billion per year.Last month, donors pledged $1.9 billion to fight the spread of the disease, and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for a massive, coordinated international response to the virus. read more

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Νο mass at Panagia Sumela in Trabzon yesterday

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Panagia Sumela Monastery in Trabzon, a site of great historical, religious and cultural significance perched on a cliffside 1,200 meters above sea level becomes a pole of attraction for Pontian Greeks and Orthodox people every 15 August. A major tourist attraction of the Altindere National Park, Sumela would see thousands of people travelling from across the globe to attend the yearly Feast of the Assumption.Turkish authorities notified the Ecumenical Patriarchate that the permit allowing the monastery to perform the mass for the last five years has been revoked. The reason for the ban was attributed to static problems which have become apparent in the building following restoration procedures.Several Pontic Greeks have been alarmed fearing the explanation offered is a pretext from the Turkish goverment, as it has not been clarified whether the license has been permanently revoked or not. last_img read more

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Duffer Brothers Turn off Motion Smoothing Before Watching Stranger Things

first_imgStay on target 11 Best Monsters Made From Dead People PartsOriginal ‘Stranger Things’ Plan May Confirm Will Byers’ Sexuality Fall is almost here, which means we have less than two months until the next chapter of Stranger Things. The first season became an instant summer hit, reminding everyone how much they missed those dark 1980s kids’ adventure movies. Every detail was perfect. The sets, the clothes, the way the kids talked to each other, all of it chosen specifically to evoke a kind of movie that really doesn’t get made anymore. It pulled its style off so well that I almost wished it was 4:3, blurry and required me to mess with the VCR’s tracking buttons for 10 minutes before I could watch it. Almost.As you can imagine, a ton of work goes into getting that look just right. That’s why the Duffer Brothers want you to do one thing before you watch the second season: Turn off your TV’s motion-smoothing setting. Really, if you wanted the best possible picture out of your expensive TV, you should have done this already, but most people don’t even realize they have it on. Do it right now. Go into your TV’s settings and look for anything with the word “motion” in its name. “TruMotion,” “Smooth Motion,” whatever. If it says “motion,” turn it off. There. You’re now ready to watch Stranger Things season two. After this awesome video game-themed recap of season one, of course.The request comes from an interview with Vulture. The Duffers expressed their frustration when they got to Comic Con and saw that all of the TVs had motion smoothing on. That sounds like an especially disappointing venue to run into this problem. You’re there to see what the biggest names in entertainment have to show off, and everything looks like a cheap soap opera.“Us and everyone in Hollywood puts so much time and effort and money into getting things to look just right, and when you see it in someone’s home, it looks like it was shot on an iPhone,” Matt Duffer said.Ross added “It’s shocking! We were just at Comic-Con, and we walk on the main floor and the settings on every single TV is wrong. I was like, ‘Didn’t a bunch of nerds put this together? What is wrong with them?’”The brothers say that most people don’t even notice a difference. They fix their friends TVs all the time, and they’re friends swear the picture doesn’t look any different. That’s because the change is more subtle. What Motion Smoothing does is interpolates extra frames to increase the frame-rate of whatever you’re watching. It often adds an unnaturally smooth look that was never intended by the filmmaker. That’s why movies at home can still look like cheap TV shows compared to what’s in theaters. It’s called the “Soap Opera Effect,” and since the Duffers are currently deep into editing and color correcting season two, they want to make sure it looks just right. For everyone.There’s nothing wrong with high frame-rates. They’re vital for games, and even some movies and TV shows are shot with higher frame-rates in mind. That’s the difference though. They’re built for those high frame-rates. They’re made specifically to look good at 30 frames per second. Motion smoothing adds frames where they were never intended to be. Filmmakers still love 24 fps for a reason. It makes the picture look like a window to a different world. When they shoot their movies, they are taking the frame-rate into consideration. It’s part of the film, and informs how they shoot it. That’s why it looks strange and fake when your TV adds extra frames. If you want the true Stranger Things experience, take the Duffers’ advice. Disable your TV’s motion smoothing features. That way, it will look like Stranger Things, and not a Dark Shadows rerun.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Man Dies after Lifeguards rescue him in Ocean Beach

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:01 AM January 9, 2019 Posted: January 9, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Lifeguards rescued a beach-goer Wednesday who was swept into the ocean at the mouth of the San Diego River after chasing his dog into rough surf.The man, identified as Gregg Owens, was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit, where he was later pronounced dead, the Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday.The man, a visitor from Nevada believed to be in his mid-50s to early 60s, entered the water in northern Ocean Beach to retrieve his pet shortly before 2 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.A short time later, bystanders noticed that the tourist was face-down in the surf and being dragged out to sea by strong currents, SDFRD spokesman Jose Ysea said.Lifeguards arrived within several minutes, by which point the man was roughly 75 yards from shore. The personnel used a personal watercraft to rescue the victim, finding him unconscious and not breathing.The lifeguards performed CPR on the man on the beach prior to the arrival of an ambulance crew, which took him to UCSD Medical Center in unknown condition.The victim’s dog made it back to shore unharmed, Ysea said.A roughly 36-hour period of dangerously high surf began this morning, prompting authorities to issue beach-area safety warnings and temporarily close Ocean Beach Pier as a precaution. center_img KUSI Newsroom Man Dies after Lifeguards rescue him in Ocean Beach Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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National Conference moves SC challenging Presidential Orders on

first_imgNew Delhi: The National Conference mounted a legal challenge in the Supreme Court on Saturday to the changes made in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir, contending that these have taken away rights of its citizens without their mandate. Arguing that the legislation approved by Parliament and the orders issued by the President subsequently were “unconstitutional”, the petition prayed for these to be declared as “void and inoperative”. Also Read – Congress MLA Shivakumar moves High Court seeking protection from arrest Advertise With Us The petition has been filed by Mohammad Akbar Lone and Justice (rtd) Hasnain Masoodi, both Lok Sabha members belonging to the NC. Lone is a former Speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly and Masoodi is a retired judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court who ruled in 2015 that the Article 370 was a permanent feature of the Constitution. They have challenged the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 and the Presidential Orders that have followed. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us While challenging the Centre’s decisions to scrap provisions of the Article 370 that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir and dividing it into two Union Territories, the two MPs have sought a direction to declare the Act and the Presidential Orders as “unconstitutional, void and inoperative”. The petitioners said that the legislation and the Presidential Orders are “illegal and violative” of fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Advertise With Us The two MPs submitted that the apex court now has to examine whether the Union government can “unilaterally” unravel the unique federal scheme under the cover of President’s rule while undermining crucial elements of due process and rule of law. “This case, therefore, goes to the heart of Indian federalism, democratic processes and the rule of the apex court as the guardian of the federal structure,” the petition said. They submitted that Article 370 was extensively considered as carefully drafted in order to ensure the peaceful and democratic accession of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir to the Indian Union. The two parliamentarians from Jammu and Kashmir contended in the petition, filed through Advocate Mahesh Babu, that the Presidential Orders and the new legislation “unconstitutionally undermine the scheme of Article 370. The first Presidential Order uses Article 370 (1)(d) — this was meant to apply other provisions of the Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir — to alter Article 370 itself and thereby the terms of the federal relationship between the J-K and Union of India, they submitted. President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday gave assent to legislation for bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir, and two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — will come into existence on October 31. October 31 happens to be the birth anniversary of the country’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was instrumental in the merger of about 565 princely states into the Union of India following Independence. The Parliament had earlier this week given its nod to the legislation for bifurcating the state, a bold and far-reaching decision that seeks to redraw the map and future of a region at the centre of a protracted militancy movement.last_img read more

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Social Media influencer Wael Abu Alteen is a pioneer of success

first_imgWael Abu Alteen is a Dubai based Travel blogger who holds a degree of Bachelor in Electronics engineering from Jordan. In 2013, Wael moved to Dubai and worked for 5 years in Dubai as a Biomedical Engineer. During this period he gained a solid technical knowledge as well as many improvements on a personal level to be working in a fast growing city. Wael started his social media work as an influencer featuring travel (destinations and hotels) in 2016. He first stared to work with local brands and hotels in Dubai; his main goal was to feature hotels and restaurants for his followers and encourge them to visit it and try it. He has travelled to 43 countries so far.Within 2 years, Wael was able to feature mostly all the hotels in Dubai and started to work on an international level with many tourism boards and hotels around the world.Wael worked with with several tourism boards around the world, to name a few – Dubai tourism board, Switzerland tourism board, Czech Republic tourism board, Malta tourism board, Dominic Republic tourism board, and many more. His main focus was to feature the destinations and bring more exposure for his followers through social media platforms.In 2018, Wael decided to take a step into education and social media so he got accepted to complete masters degree in Germany in Biomedical Engineering. Around this time, Wael had decided to quit his job to expand his social media channel on an international level and moved to Germany; while simultaneously studying. His Instagram handle @waelalteen became more international.Recently, Wael participated at the Switzerland international summit were he was the only representative of the Middle East; which happened in Davos, June 2019.Weal got opportunities to work with many big hotels chains around the world. His main focus is to share an easy going experience for his followers and highlight the most of any new destinations.Wael Alteen wants to explore more places and create an awareness amongst the masses through his creative & innovative work.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

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US Rep Al Green Vows To Force House Vote On Trump Impeachment

first_img Share Rep. Al Green’s YouTube ChannelU.S. Rep. Al Green, D-Houston, speaking in favor of impeachment of President Trump from the floor of Congress on May 17, 2017.U.S. Rep. Al Green promised Wednesday morning that the U.S. House of Representatives would vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump sometime before Christmas of this year. His speech on the U.S. House floor marked the Houston Democrat’s second formal call for Trump’s impeachment.“Before Christmas, there will be a vote on the chief inciter of racism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, sexism, ethnocentrism,” Green pledged, banging his fist on the podium.Green — who has called for Trump’s impeachments several times since the president took office in January — unveiled formal articles of impeachment against Trump on the House floor last month. But that proposal never made it to a floor vote. Green later said he wanted to allow his colleagues more time to consider the legislation, but there was also Democratic pressure to hold off the efforts, sources told The Texas Tribune at the time.Though Green did not say Wednesday how he planned to force a vote on his proposal, House rules allow for such a move on “privileged” resolutions within two days after giving notice of their intentions. Green emphasized the importance of constituents expressing their views to elected officials in the meantime.“Momentum is building,” he said several times. “People should weigh in.”His speech last month made Green the second Democrat to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump. U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman of California was the first to do so in July.last_img read more

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Parents Teachers Head to Austin for Texas Commission on Public School Finance

first_img More than a dozen Houston parents are headed to Austin Monday to tell state officials what’s wrong with how Texas funds public schools, in what’s their first chance to testify before the new Texas Commission on Public School Finance. Heather Golden has two children in Houston public schools. She’s seen firsthand what the drop in the state’s share of school funding means. Legislative analysts calculate it’s dropped by about $340 per student since 2008. Local property taxes now fund the majority of public school funding in Texas.“Principals really have to scramble to cover costs that they shouldn’t have to scramble,” Golden said. “So teachers, for example, have to buy paper with their own money.”Golden said that she hopes the commission recommends more funding for English-language learners and at-risk children — and an overhaul of the so-called Robin Hood system that requires property wealthy districts to send local tax dollars to the state, even if they enroll mostly poor students, like Houston ISD.“I think it’s important that they hear from parents who participate in large urban districts and see how expensive it is to educate kids who come from different places. And they need to hear from us, so they know what’s happening because I don’t see them walking our schools,” Golden added.Lawmakers created the commission last year after the Texas Supreme Court found the funding system flawed but constitutional in 2016. Its members include lawmakers, business leaders and educators.The commission’s meeting starts at 9 a.m. Monday and will also be broadcast online at the Texas Education Agency here. 00:00 /00:51 X Bob Daemmrich for the Texas TribuneState Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston, chairman of the House Public Education Committee, after his bill overhauling school finance got a preliminary nod, 134-16, on April 19, 2017.center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Sharelast_img read more

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Activist Holmes Joins Pack to Challenge Bonds

first_imgThe race to replace D.C. Council member Anita Bonds has a millennial feel to it as Aaron Holmes, a 34-year-old resident of Ward 8, has joined the fray to knock off the incumbent next year. Holmes is a well-known political activist who unsuccessfully ran for the Ward 8 D.C. Council seat in 2016. He wants to take his political ambitions citywide because he says it is time for a change in the District of Columbia’s legislative body.Aaron Holmes, a resident of Ward 8, is one of several people running for the At-Large Council seat against Anita Bonds. (Courtesy photo)“Each Washingtonian has more in common than they do different,” Holmes told the AFRO. “My vision for our government is that we represent each person at each station in their life, prioritizing empathy, ownership and opportunity. This city has everything it needs to tackle its toughest challenges and I am not afraid to take those big issues on.”Holmes said that the city is “so rich we have the people, resources and political will to achieve the ultimate goal of government, to create improvement in people’s lives, especially around housing, education and public safety.”Holmes is a 2001 graduate of Oxon Hill High School in Temple Hill, Md. and he has taken classes at the University of Maryland, College Park. He attends church at Community of Hope AME Church in Temple Hill, Md.In addition to Bonds, Holmes will face millennials Jeremiah Lowery, Marcus Goodwin, and Justin Green in the June 19, 2018 Democratic Party primary.Holmes said that gentrification, education and public safety are the main planks of his platform. On gentrification, he said if elected, he will work to keep longtime residents in the city. “Gentrification is a matrix issue,” he said. “We want to make sure that we hang on to our legacy residents whether they live in Anacostia or Georgetown.”Holmes said public education in the District seems to become too commercialized. “I live in a ward that has 24 charter schools and one full-service grocery store,” he said. “Public education has become a business in these neighborhoods and I don’t like that. This city needs to have a public discussion on what the future of public education looks like.”Public safety is a concern Holmes is very familiar with. He deals with the issue directly as a resident of Ward 8 which has a reputation for being unsafe. Crime statistics show that homicides in Ward 8 have risen over the past year. as being “unsafe” and  In addition he has a nonprofit, MyPD, which takes police officers into the schools. “We break up children into small discussion clusters with police officers,” he said. “They talk to the officers about what is going on in their neighborhoods and the officers’ talk to the students about their responsibilities and duties. We are working to improve police-community relations.”Holmes said that 90 percent of the participating students say it improves their perception of the police officers and 65 percent say that they will consider law enforcement as a career.Holmes said that the program has 1,000 students, in 15 schools citywide and 50 police officers are participants.He said the program will ignite a personal interest once he gets on the council. “One of my goals as a council member is to see more D.C. residents join the police department,” he said.Bonds has served on the D.C. Council since December 2012, when she took the at-large position of present D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D).Bonds told the AFRO that she is running for re-election and is focused on serving her constituents.Kevin B. Chavous, president of the District of Columbia Young Democrats, told the AFRO that he is aware of Holmes’s candidacy. “It’s good when you have millennials running for office and that is something to be commended for putting yourself out there in that manner,” he said. “A crowded field tends to benefit the incumbent. To me, there seems to be a lack of strategy and conversations on their part. It’s tough to win when you have three or four people in the same race.”Chavous didn’t say whom he would support but added that Bonds, as chairman of the D.C. Democratic State Committee, has been supportive of his organization.Eugene Puryear ran for the council in 2014 as a candidate for the DC Green Statehood Party. Puryear told the AFRO that Holmes will need to think outside the box to win. “He must not forget the marginal and forgotten community,” Puryear said. “He must work to change the paradigm from development to growth.”last_img read more

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In the New Twin Peaks Teaser See Everyone Again After 25 Years

first_img The new series of Twin Peaks is happening for real, and Showtime put out this teaser to prove it. In it, we get our first look at many of our favorite characters from the original series. It’s not much, but it’s cool enough to get us excited for the premiere later this month. If anything it nails the atmosphere. From the very beginning it feels like something’s off, which was pretty much the default state in the original series.I love how understated this trailer is. All we get is shots of Big Ed, Sarah Palmer, Deputy Andy, and Deputy Tommy “Hawk” Hill. And Dale Cooper, of course, but we’ve seen Kyle MacLachlan so much over the years, we know what he looks like now. As for dialog, there’s only one word. Hawk saying “really.” We have no idea what that means, and that’s entirely the point. The whole teaser feels like a half-remembered dream, which is exactly the atmosphere of the original series at its best.There’s still no word on what the plot of this show will be. It has to take place 25 years later, but will it follow directly from where the original series left off? Is that Dale Cooper or is it his Black Lodge doppelganger? Is Bob still inside him? If that’s the case, what has he been doing for 25 years?For once, I’m excited to know this little about an upcoming TV show’s plot. The mystery was always the most compelling part of the original Twin Peaks, and so far, it looks like Showtime is treating that aspect of the new series with the utmost importance. Hopefully this time, David Lynch won’t be forced to reveal answers before he’s ready.Whatever this new series is about, we don’t have too much longer until we find out. Twin Peaks will premiere on Showtime on May 21, 2017. Give Some Damn Fine Gifts With This Twin Peaks Gift GuideT-Shirt Tuesday: Best Twin Peaks Shirts Stay on targetlast_img read more

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PS3 price drop expected this week PS4 to stream PS3 games

first_imgOn Wednesday Sony will hold its first PlayStation meeting since 2011 and with it many expect the company to reveal the PlayStation 4 console. But there’s another announcement Sony is expected to make this week about the PS3. Specifically, it’s going to drop in price significantly.Michael Pachter, the well-known games industry analyst at Wedbush Securities, believes that the day after the PlayStation meeting we should expect Sony to drop the price of the PS3. The 500GB machine currently sells for $299, but Pachter believes Sony will drop that to just $199.Such a huge drop would usually seem unlikely, but if Sony is launching the PS4 this year it will want to sell as many PS3 consoles as it can before the focus shifts to the new machine. The side effect of that is Microsoft will most likely have to react quickly and drop the price of the Xbox 360 to match or even undercut the PS3, but we may be waiting until E3 to see that happen.Picking up a cheaper PS3 may be desirable for those with older versions of the console, but it looks likely the PS4 will retain backwards compatibility. The Wall Street Journal has heard that Sony will leverage its Gaikai technology to allow PS3 games to be streamed to the new console without needing to include any compatible hardware. By doing so it should be possibly to play all PS3 games while keeping the cost of the new machine down, with the price expected to be around $430 at launch. The one prerequisite to that working will be the availability of a reliable Internet connection.last_img read more

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Are you donating to a school or being scammed

first_imgDuring police patrols in the Ladysmith CBD recently, police spotted a group of young scholars who were approaching people for donations. The children were interviewed and said they were collecting donations for their school in Estcourt.They were also found in possession of donation forms supposedly belonging to a school in Estcourt.The school was contacted and the principal confirmed that they were not involved in a donation drive and that the children were unknown to him; they were not even scholars at that school.It is suspected that the children came up with this scam in order to make money.Police advise the community to personally verify with schools or organisations whether donation forms are indeed valid and not part of a scam. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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First trade incentives for Carnival

first_imgCarnival Cruise Lines has commenced their first ever trade incentives to encourage agent training and bookings for Carnival Spirit.From October 2012, Carnival Spirit will set sail from Sydney to the Pacific Islands or from Sydney and Melbourne to Australia’s coastline, or New Zealand, and will be the first Carnival Cruise Lines ship to home port in Australia year-round.Below are details of the new incentives starting this week. The total prize pool is up to A$5,000 and individual prizes are an A$20 iTunes voucher and/or A$50 iTunes voucher.1. Training IncentiveThe training incentive commences at 9am (AEST) on Monday 30 May 2011 and closes at 5pm (AEST) on Friday 10 June 2011 To take part, entrants are simply required to complete the Carnival Spirit Training Module OR attend a Carnival Spirit webinar on 7 June 2011 or 8 June 2011. Entrants are then required to correctly answer all questions in a short quiz and creatively answer a question in 25 words or less. Entrants may only win one prize for completion of this component.PrizesEntrants who successfully complete the training component OR attend the webinar will be eligible to win one A$20 iTunes voucher in a total prize pool of up to A$5000 worth. Prizes will be awarded based on the completion of details, successful completion of all questions and the creative flair of responses to the 25 words or less question.2. Booking IncentiveThe booking incentive commences at 9am on Monday 30 May 2011 and closes at 5pm (AEST) on Friday 24 June 2011. To take part, entrants are required to make a valid booking via POLAR Online on Carnival Spirit between 30 May 2011 and 24 June 2011. Only fully deposited bookings will qualify and the Promoter reserves the right to request the booking reference or any other means of verification. Entrants are then required to creatively answer a question in 25 words or less. PrizesEntrants who make a valid, fully deposited booking on Carnival Spirit via POLAR Online between 30 May 2011 and 24 June 2011 will be eligible to win one A$50 iTunes voucher in a total prize pool of up to A$5000. Prizes will be awarded based on completion of details and the creative flair of responses to the 25 words or less question. The winners of both promotions will be decided on 1 July at 5pm (AEST). Winners will be contacted via post. Entry for both promotions is open to Australian and New Zealand retail or wholesale travel agents, aged 18 years and over. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: Natalie Aroyanlast_img read more

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