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26
Nov
2019

SPORT-KAPIL 2 LAST

first_img“The budget allocation for 2015-16 is just Rs 835 crore, “The budget allocation for 2015-16 is just Rs 835 crore, whereas it should be at the range of Rs 6000 crore. With limited sports budget we cannot give all the infrastructure and we need a bit of help from the corporate sector,” Yadav said. Yadav informed that the Finance Ministry has accepted that sports infrastructure building by corporates will get concessional finance from the government. He said it was a good beginning though short of corporate sectors demand to give sports the status of an industry. “We had a meeting with Finance Ministry a few days back and the government has accepted that sports infrastructure building (by the corporate sector) will get concessional finance and this is a good news for the corporates,” he said. When queried by FICCI sports director Rajpal Singh whether the acceptance by the Finance Ministry would mean that sports will fully be given the status of an industry, Yadav said, “No, its not full acceptance. Sports infrastructure building, training academies will be included for concessions but not the competition structure and coaching etc. They are not included for concessions. “But it is a good beginning. We can start at least with something,” he added. He said he will take up the issue of provision of state-of-the-art sports facilities at the smart city project of the government. “You cant have smart cities without state-of-the-art sports facilities. I will take up the matter with officials of the Urban Development Ministry. “But you will need at least Rs 500 crore to build a sports complex in such smart cities while at the district headquarter, the amount could be Rs 150 crore at least,” said the sports secretary. Yadav also said that the School Games will be promoted in a big way from the coming 2016-17 financial year. “We are looking at two tiers of talent grooming. First, from the 2016-17 onwards, we are going to promote School Games in a big way. Another is to revamp competition structure at the university level so as groom the talent identified at the school level.” PTI PDS AH PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

15
Oct
2019

How the Tragically Hip became Canadas band

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment As early on as the Hip’s debut studio release, 1989’s Up to Here, Gord Downie’s reference points were vast yet precise, at turns unfathomable and breathtakingly specific. On the song “Another Midnight,” he sings, “Perhaps we’re election day, pumping hands and kissing all the babies/ Ain’t no time for shadowed doubts or maybes/ Is there another way?” HipMuseum.com illuminates what could be Downie’s source of inspiration for the song, pointing out the connection between the line that references 1970 and the October Crisis in Quebec that brought Canada to the brink of civil war.On the song “Born in the Water,” from 1991’s Road Apple, Downie sings, “Smart as trees in Sault Ste. Marie/ I can speak my mother tongue/ Passing laws just because/ And singing songs of the English unsung/ How could you do it, how could you even try?” The incisive song was Downie and the band calling out Sault Ste. Marie city council’s ridiculous 1990 declaration that the town was now “English only.”This theme of challenging perceptions of Canadian identity — and who is or isn’t Canadian, what makes something Canadian — became more prominent on the Hip’s 1992 album, Fully Completely. “At the Hundredth Meridian” begins with what seems like a playful jab at the larger-than-life shadow of America (and thereby implying/reinforcing Canada’s role as positional underdog yet morally superior entity) but a deeper look at how the song unfolds reads more like a send-up of those Canadian notions of superiority. Particularly when Downie sings, “A generation so much dumber than its parents came crashing through the window.” The song paints a picture of decay, landscapes tarnished by rust and garbage and disease. It begs Canada to realize where it’s going if it doesn’t change its ways. Facebook Login/Register With: The Tragically Hip was labelled “Canada’s band” pretty early on. Definitely before the band itself felt comfortable with the title, and, perhaps, before they earned it.On the surface the checkmarks added up: They made rock music. They were five white men from Ontario. They namechecked people and places that were willfully, defiantly Canadian, which became a source of pride for so many in this country who were thirsty for something to call their own, something specifically not American.But “Canada’s band” was a weight the Hip didn’t necessarily want to wield, and after years of rejecting the notion, its rejection has helped redefine what it means to be “Canada’s band.” For almost 30 years, the Hip has mapped this country through song, and often with genuine affection, but it has also been vocal about its criticisms of Canada, openly challenging its legacy and its actions. By holding Canada accountable, it has modelled how best to love a country: by demanding that country be better. Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

07
Oct
2019

Passenger family dog thrown from car in Norwich crash

Two people and their family dog have been seriously injured in a “violent” single-vehicle rollover on Highway 59 near Norwich.Oxford County OPP officers reported in a Facebook Live video the crash occurred around noon on Friday when the driver of a pickup truck travelling south on Highway 59 lost control, entering the ditch and hitting a hydro pole.The car then rolled eight to 10 times, said Oxford OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk, ejecting the female passenger and dog from the car.Violent rollover collision at #Hwy59 @OxfordCounty ejects passenger and family dog. Driver also taken to hospital with life altering injuries. #Hwy59 is closed between Maple Dell Rd and Milldale Rd for investigation. #OxfordOPP ^es https://t.co/qpv70TNgWF— OPP West (@OPP_WR) September 13, 2019The female passenger has suffered “serious, life-threatening injuries” while the male driver has “life-altering” injuries, and both were rushed to hospital. The dog also suffered serious injuries and is being treated by a veterinarian.Sanchuk said the crash is still under investigation, and there is no indication as to whether the crash was medically caused.Highway 59 is closed between Maple Dell Road and Milldale Road while police investigate, and Sanchuk said the road will likely be closed into Friday evening.Updates to follow. read more

02
Oct
2019

INTERVIEW UN health official discusses unprecedented vaccination campaign to tackle cholera in

“The health system is very weak […] so we must use every single tool to ensure that cholera is reduced further in this country,” said Mr. Poncelet in an interview with the United Nations News Service.”So far this year, a total of 118,000 persons have already been vaccinated and the Government, with UN support, now seeks to vaccinate another 750,000 persons in 2016-2017, which would allow WHO to reach some 868,000 people with vaccinations in the period, in so far as funding and vaccines are available. “With 1.5 million doses, it is the first time that such a programme will be undertaken,” he added.Mr. Poncelet said that the vaccine, developed about five years ago and having an efficacy of 65 per cent, has been well-received by the local population. He added that it is important to understand that merely by the application of the vaccine, cholera will not be eliminated. “[Nonetheless] it will be a strong contributor to it,” he stressed.Recalling a meeting of health experts in Haiti in April 2016, he underlined that it is very important that people, especially those receiving the vaccine, have access to chlorinated drinking water. “By applying this [two-pronged] approach – water chlorination and vaccines – the number of cases in the department can be reduced,” said Mr. Poncelet.Emphasizing the importance of sustained funding, he said that due to new “hot-spots” such as Syria and Sudan, as well as a level of “donor fatigue,” funds are declining for programmes in Haiti. He further expressed hope that with the new strategies, use of new tools and building on the experience WHO has gained in Haiti and in other countries, new cases of cholera will be reduced.On wider WHO programmes in the country, Mr. Poncelet explained that the agency has been supporting the implementation of a 10-year national plan which has four critical components, including surveillance programmes to identify any new cases of the disease; response programmes that deploy teams including physicians, health promoters and water and sanitation experts; programmes to chlorinate water both at the household and at the distribution level; and water and sanitation programmes such as increasing access to latrines and sewage systems. read more

25
Sep
2019

Man charged with murder after elderly couple found dead in Kensington flat

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Detectives investigating the deaths of an elderly couple in west London have charged a man with their murder.The pair’s bodies were discovered by police officers in their flat at Adair Tower, Appleford Road, in north Kensington on Thursday morning.Sergey Koudriavstev, 48, of no fixed address, was charged with two counts of murder on Friday afternoon, Scotland Yard said.He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.Metropolitan Police officers were alerted to the west London address by colleagues in Surrey who had been contacted by a man known to the couple.On entering the flat, officers found the bodies of the unnamed man and woman inside.Forensic officers were seen leaving Adair Tower late on Thursday night, before two covered bodies were taken away in a private ambulance.Scotland Yard said a post-mortem examination is due to start on Saturday for the 69-year-old man and 68-year-old woman.The Homicide and Major Crime Command is continuing with its inquiries. read more

22
Sep
2019

5 apps worth downloading this week

first_imgEACH WEEK, WE highlight five apps that are worth downloading for your smartphone and tablet. There are a lot of apps released on a daily basis, but not all of them are worth paying attention to.This week includes a gesture-based screen launcher, a game that only requires you to tap very quickly and a way to customise your own GIFs.Z LauncherFor: Android (beta)Cost: Free- Nokia might be better known for producing Windows Phone devices, but the part of the company that wasn’t purchased by Microsoft has entered the Android launcher market.- Z Launcher is pretty much a home screen replacement that prioritises frequently used apps, contacts and sites so you can access them quickly.- The screen is gesture based. Instead of scrolling through shortcuts, you draw letters to get the corresponding app.- The interface is pretty basic (although that’s kind of the point), but over time, it learns what apps you use at what time of day, so your most frequently used apps appear when you’re most likely to need them.- It’s not an official app though so you have to go through the mobile site to download it. To install it you will need to go into Settings > Security and untick the Unknown Sources box before it will let you download it. Just remember to tick them again after the download is successful. Source: Nokia Z Launcher/VimeoSuper Tap UltraFor: Windows PhoneCost: Free- Most smartphone games are pretty basic, normally requiring one tap or two to play properly, but Super Tap Ultra takes this to the extreme.- The aim of the game is to tap as many buttons as fast as you can, create combos and get the highest score.- Each screen has buttons with numbers from 1 to 3. Whatever number is displayed means you have to tap the box that many times. The more combos you string together, the faster the buttons appear.- The screen fills up fast and is weirdly addictive, while the pixel style visuals suits a game like this.- Just make sure your fingers are in prime condition before you play. That’s all we’re saying. Source: Super Tap Ultra/Windows PhoneFly – edit videos quicklyFor: iOSCost: Free (contains in-app purchases)- Video editing apps on smartphones aren’t the best, they’re either too technical or designed for longer videos instead of short, snappy clips.- Fly lets you edit and splice videos using only gestures. Combining four videos together using touch gestures is surprisingly easy and you can put together a decent video using it.- Also, it requires you to rotate the phone first so you record in landscape mode, which always a good sign.- In-app purchases allow you to add extra features like music, voiceover extra gestures and multicam. They’re not necessary, but if you want to take things up a notch, they can come in useful.- If you shoot videos even semi-regularly, you’re going to get a lot of joy out of this. Source: Fly/App StoreEcho Notification LockscreenFor: AndroidCost: Free- Getting notifications on Android can be a little overwhelming. If you turn on your phone, chances are you will end up being bombarded by notifications, automatic updates and other information.- Echo Notification Lockscreen aims to simplify notifications on Android by filtering them. It’s in alpha mode, but don’t let that put you off.- The screen organises them into different categories. The likes of social, work, and calls are grouped together and given their own dropdown menu.- Priority notifications will be shown on your screen, allowing you to interact with them like setting a reminder for them to appear later later in the day.- Essential for those who are bombarded by notifications every day and would like an easier way to manage them. Source: Echo Notifications/YouTubeSparksFor: iOSCost: Free- Considering how in vogue GIFs are at the moment, Twitter just recently added them in, it’s perhaps an opportune moment for an app based around this to arrive.- Sparks takes that concept and lets you combine pictures and GIFs with text. Admittedly, it doesn’t sound the most revolutionary concept from first glance, but bear with us.- You can choose GIFs from across the web or upload your own photos which you can share through the app, on Facebook or Twitter, or embedding them on your site.- Includes are the traditional filters, which also changes the font used, which is quite nice.- For those who want to make their tweets and Facebook posts to be more expressive. Source: Sparks/App StoreRead: 5 apps worth downloading this week >Read: How much is the average mobile phone bill a month? >last_img read more

21
Sep
2019

Mark Bouris receives AM for services to finance industry

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram From a humble upbringing in Sydney’s western outskirts, Mark Bouris’ entrepreneurial acumen has seen him scale the heights of the business world. Mr Bouris has been made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the finance industry, particularly in the home loan mortgage sector, and to charitable organisations. In 1996, Bouris founded Wizard Home Loans, which grew to become one of Australia’s largest non-bank lenders, with around 300 branches across Australia, New Zealand and India, before it was sold to GE Money in 2004.In 2007, Bouris founded Yellow Brick Road, a wealth management company, where he is the current executive chairman. He is also the chairman of product development firm TZ Limited, and biotechnology company Anteo Diagnostics. Bouris has also made significant contributions to the education sector in his role as an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales Australian School of Business, and as a mentor to students at the Australian School of Business.In addition to his work in the business sector, Mark Bouris has also been a longstanding benefactor to St Vincent de Paul’s Vincentian House and to the City of Sydney Police Citizens Youth Club.last_img read more

18
Sep
2019

Van der Sar compares De Jong to Isco Hazard

first_imgAjax director Edwin van der Sar has compared the Barcelona-bound Frenkie de Jong to both Isco and Eden Hazard.The 21-year-old midfielder has agreed to join Barcelona for next season on a five-year contract in a €75m transfer fee along with bonuses of €11m.The Catalan giants fended off competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City to win the race for De Jong’s signature.And Van der Sar accepts that the young star’s exit from Ajax was inevitable.“You want to build as strong a team as possible and that’s better if the team stays together but we are in a smaller league, we know there are bigger clubs than Ajax,” Van der Sar told AFP.“The fact that a player like Frenkie goes to Barcelona is also due to the support he received from the trainers and the other people here, which makes us proud.”De Jong is regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting young talents following an impressive two years starring in the Ajax midfield.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…The Netherlands international has been compared to Barcelona icons Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta and will be expected to become Sergio Busquets’ long-term successor in the Blaugrana line-up.But Van der Sar instead compared him to Real Madrid’s Isco and Chelsea’s Hazard.“He reminds me a bit of Isco at Real Madrid, that low centre of gravity, and Eden Hazard, with the way he dribbles and tries to beat people, as Frenkie does but in midfield,” said the former Manchester United keeper.19-year-old defender Matthijs de Ligt has also been strongly linked with a transfer to Barcelona this summer.“The relationship with Barcelona is excellent,” Van der Sar said.“Josep Bartomeu says that Barca is the son and Ajax the father – but the son has maybe outgrown the father now. The son is 18 and we can’t lift him anymore.”Matthijs de LigtWALSALL, ENGLAND – JULY 19: Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax looks on during the pre seaon friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ajax at the Banks’ Stadium on July 19, 2018 in Walsall, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)last_img read more

12
Sep
2019

BMI Trademarks Speed Dating For Songwriters Initiative

first_img BMI Trademarks Speed Dating For Songwriters Initiative News BMI Trademarks “Speed Dating For Songwriters” bmi-trademarks-speed-dating-songwriters-initiative Speed Dating For Songwriters launched in New York City in 2013 as a means to encourage collaboration and networking between BMI songwriters, producers and artists. The initiative has since expanded to Los Angeles and Nashville, even yielding a few commercial success stories.So what happens at a Speed Dating For Songwriters event? According to BMI, 12-15 participants gather and share their music with each other, form new collaborations, and provide instant feedback, all in a short amount of time. Afterward, smaller groups are formed to co-write together, and the writers come back several weeks later to perform their new material.With YouTube’s new integration, Speed Dating For Songwriters will now incorporate video tutorials and high-quality filming of performances.”I am extremely proud of what Speed Dating for Songwriters has done for our affiliates,” said BMI’s Samantha Cox. “With this initiative, we have established a strong sense of community among our writers, fostering a thriving and supportive network of creatives. BMI is cultivating the next great generation of music creators and by providing our writers with this unique resource, Speed Dating is a testament to that commitment.”Read More: Grand Ole Opry Schedules $12 Million In Renovations Email Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 30, 2017 – 4:38 pm John Legend On His Growth As A Songwriter The rights management organization partners with YouTube for next step of initiative, showcasing Nashville, Tenn.’s rising stars Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Oct 18, 2017 – 12:02 pm What’s in a name? A lot, especially when it’s when you hear something like “Speed Dating For Songwriters.” Rights management company BMI is taking its longstanding initiative in a fresh direction, including a trademark filing and a new partnership with YouTube. Facebook last_img read more

10
Sep
2019

Boosted has a new 1600 electric scooter called Rev and its amazing

first_imgSarah Tew/CNET Boosted, the electric skateboard maker, is finally rolling into the scooter market with the $1,600 Boosted Rev. Its dual motors churn out 1,500 watts of power for a top speed of 24mph with riders up to 250 pounds. Fully charged you’ll be able to travel up to 22 miles depending on the rider, terrain and settings.  The Rev has three performance modes: Mode 1 does approximately 12mph; Mode 2 has a top speed of 18mph; and Mode 3 will max out the scooter at 24 mph. I personally have a lead thumb and a need for speed, so with the thumb throttle wheel pushed to the max I got about half the rated travel distance. I was able to hit top speed going uphill, since the Rev has some serious power.  For those in hill country, the Rev has three different ways to stop: a spoiler foot brake, a hand/disc brake and a throttle brake that can also regenerate the scooter’s battery. The throttle break proved to be enough for daily commutes through New York. There is also a bell next to the hand brake to let people know you’re coming.  17-boosted-rev Sarah Tew/CNET Boosted went with air-filled tires over solid rubber with a suspension, and it works perfectly. Not only is the motor quiet, but the scooter itself is when going over bumps. From my experience, solid tires get the job done but can make a racket when going over uneven surfaces. The design is beautiful down to the reflective Boosted logos on the side. The base and handlebars are wide, which makes it easy to maneuver and to use one-handed (not recommended, though). Locking up a scooter can be a challenge, but Boosted solved this on the Rev. The frame has a spot toward the front that a small chain can be passed through to lock it up for a short time. The steering tubing is impressive, too. Since I’m a big guy, everything I use feels like it’s being pushed to its limits. The steering tube on the Rev is solid and had me feeling confident when riding it.  08-boosted-rev Sarah Tew/CNET Other pluses include the headlight, which is bright enough to be seen by others and makes it so you can actually see the road ahead of you. The scooter’s display is visible in bright sunlight and, of course, at night and battery life is indicated with a green smiley-face light. Also, the handgrips, though not the most comfortable, don’t twist like I’ve experienced on other scooters.  Overall, the Boosted Rev is currently one of my favorite scooters to ride, but not to carry: It weighs 46 pounds. Also, there’s an iOS and Android app for the Rev that wasn’t available yet for the preproduction model I tested. Check back for my updated hands-on with the Boosted app soon or head over to Boosted’s site for more details.  New for the summer of 2019 Boosted Electric Scooter 0 32 Photos Share your voicecenter_img Tags null Sport and Outdoors Scooterslast_img read more

03
Sep
2019

Comilla road mishap kills one

first_imgA man was killed as a vehicle ran him over on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Kabila area of Burichong upazila on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Aftab Uddin, son of late Mujibur Rahman, a resident of Purbahossainpur village in Parbotipur upazila of Dinajpur district. Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Moynamoti Highway Police Station, said that the vehicle ran Aftab over on the highway around 10:30pm, leaving him dead on the spot.last_img

02
Sep
2019

Ed Emmett Calls For Political Focus On Flood Protection For Harris County

first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Al OrtizHarris County Judge Ed Emmett gives an update on area shelters in September 2017, one month after Hurricane Harvey struck Texas.Harris County Judge Ed Emmett thinks that politicians aren’t focused enough on protecting Houston against flooding.Speaking at a Rice University meeting of flood experts, architects and city planners on Wednesday, Emmett said flood mitigation after Hurricane Harvey is the region’s “most important issue.” But he suggested that’s not what politicians are focused on. “Have you seen any television ads or heard any radio ads where people say:  ‘The most important thing we’ve got to do is solve the flooding problem in Houston, Harris County and this region?’ No. They’re talking about border security and all kind of other things that…nevermind,” the judge said, trailing off to laughter from the conference crowd.As Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick continue their push for property tax relief, Emmett said calls for lower property taxes amount to calls to decrease flood control funding. He reiterated his previous suggestion that officials build a more regional approach to flood planning. Emmett said the 1,000 or so municipal utility districts (MUD in the unincorporated parts of Harris County should be part of that effort.Wednesday’s event was organized by Rice University’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters ( SSPEED ) center. Phil Bedient, the center’s director, said future flood mitigation efforts should focus on the northwestern and western edges of the Houston region, where the “intense growth” that contributed to the city’s flooding problems is now stretching.“We’re not going to be able to stop that growth, nor should we,” Bedient said. “Let’s become a really smart city on flood control.”“The community is saying we are tired of getting flooded,” said Stephen Costello, Houston’s “flood czar.”Travis BubenikStephen Costello, Houston’s “flood czar”, speaks at a Rice University conference of flood experts on Wednesday.Costello said the city still wishes Texas leaders would tap the state’s “rainy day fund,” an idea Governor Abbott has pushed back against.“That’s fallen on deaf ears,” Costello said.Meanwhile, Houston officials are seeking out federal funding for flood control projects that Costello said would build “resilience.” Under one such project, the city would consolidate its 39 wastewater treatment plants into just 12 facilities, abandoning some that flooded during Harvey. Still, Costello noted that federal flood hazard mitigation grants are competitive, and he expressed frustration with how slowly federal dollars move into local hands.“Resilience is sort of an afterthought when you’re dealing with the federal government,” he said.Rice University professor and environmental attorney Jim Blackburn told Wednesday’s crowd that efforts to protect Houston against flooding have to factor in climate change, even if some officials and politicians are hesitant to broach the subject.“Denial of climate change is going to kill people,” he said. X 00:00 /00:50 Sharelast_img read more

01
Sep
2019

Vivica A Fox to Headline Baltimores 40th AFRAM

first_imgBaltimore’s Ruff Endz perform at the announcement of the 40th AFRAM in Baltimore. (Photo by Maliik Obee)The Annual African American Festival, commonly known as AFRAM, will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Baltimore on July 2-3 at the Camden Yards Sports and Entertainment Complex. Vivica A. Fox will serve as host while acts like Common, Estelle and Baltimore’s Ruff Endz will perform.The event was announced before a large crowd gathered in the Baltimore City Hall Rotunda by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the event sponsors.Rawlings-Blake also announced 40 initiatives at the same time that are meant to empower the people of Baltimore.Among the new initiatives is “Good Kids 20-20”, an edutainment series following hot topics from a child’s perspective.“We are emphasizing cultural enrichment and community impact” said Blake.The Mayor is also working in partnership with Visit Baltimore and the event sponsors in an effort to draw visitors in from other states. GreIBO Entertainment has been a key producer for the event in the last few years, and President and CEO Shelonda Stokes said she is committed to improving Baltimore as part of the event.“This year is about the heart” said Stokes, “Baltimore needs us, urban communities across the nation need us”.Superstar Actress Vivica A. Fox will host this year’s event with comedy vet Johnathan Slocumb (“Steve Harvey Show”, “Comic View”).Acts scheduled to perform include Grammy Winners Common, Estelle, Grammy Nominated artists Joe, Angie Stone, and Anthony Brown & Group Therapy. Soul singer Goapele and Baltimore’s own Ruff Endz round out this year’s lineup.Ruff Endz was brought out by Rawlings-Blake to perform their 2002 hit single “Someone to Love You”.Comedian Johnathan Slocumb spoke on the opportunity to perform at this year’s festival. “The keyword is opportunity, I’m honored, I love Black people” said Slocumb.Baltimore’s Ruff Endz said they are proud to participate in the event and remembered attending the festival as young men.“I’m jacked out of my mind” said David Chance, “Baltimore is Ruff Endz story”.Member Dante “Chi” Jordan said, “I remember growing up when the AFRAM was in Druid Hill Park” said Jordan, “ it takes me back to the days of working at the Fudge Factory”.More information on this year’s African American Festival can be found at http://www.africanamericanfestival.net/.last_img read more

01
Sep
2019

Rally Aims to Stop Predatory Seizures

first_imgPanelist Sean T. Wallace, supervising housing counselor at University Legal Services; William Fitzgerald Jr., of Long and Foster Real Estate; attorney Sandy Bellamy Thomas; Benjamin Banneker Development Corporation head; and attorney Johnny Barnes discussed preventing foreclosure and evictions. (Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman)It is not uncommon in the District to find investors surveying neighborhoods for abandoned, dilapidated, or empty houses. However, the practice of flipping entire communities from working and middle-class enclaves to over-priced luxury dwellings has reportedly lead to unscrupulous seizures of family homes through tax liens and overdue utility payments.In the District of Columbia, Realty Trac’s October 2015 report shows a 100 percent increase in pre-foreclosure filings and a 66.7 percent spike in auctions. The 4.9 percent delinquency rate in D.C. ranks seventh among states that allow banks to foreclose without a judicial proceeding. And while some foreclosures have come as the result of delinquencies and by missed mortgage payments, many more have been the result of extravagant tax assessments or unpaid utilities – a reality one homeowner called “predatory.”“For months my sister had someone slipping notes and leaflets onto her porch asking if her home was for sale. The very next tax cycle, she gets a notice that her home was valued to be worth more than a million dollars – making her taxes for the year, astronomical,” Ward 1 resident Trisha Lewis said. “When she couldn’t pay it, the house was placed on a tax auction list.” The property was turned back over to the family following lengthy negotiations and lawyer fees.Hosted by Johnny Barnes, the self-described “people’s lawyer,” and his Living with the Law practice, along with the Benjamin Banneker Development Corporation, the two-day “Forum on Foreclosure: Preventing Homelessness and Eviction in Washington, D.C.” offered a platform to residents with questions and concerns about tax assessments, liens, foreclosures, and evictions.“It takes lawyers and advocates fighting on behalf of the average citizen to end the abuses and behaviors associated with wrongfully seizing someone’s home,” Barnes told the AFRO. “You have to be vigilant and work together within your communities to ensure that there are both internal and external strategy in place.”Participants discussed all manners of foreclosure, including the role of condominium boards, appeals, owner rights and responsibilities, and mediation processes.National Congress of Black Women president and long-time Ward 6 resident E. Faye Williams attended the forum and said it was important to be informed about the housing and homeownership laws of the city. “The District is very fortunate to have someone like Johnny Barnes who cares as much as he does for people in the city prepared to advocate on behalf of residents losing their homes to foreclosure,” Williams told the AFRO. “He is working with roughly 3,000 people losing their homes, and if it is those 3,000 today, it could be any one of us tomorrow.”last_img read more

01
Sep
2019

Can GM Turn the City That Never Sleeps Into the City That

first_img New Florida Law Nixes Need for Autonomous Vehicle OperatorsScania Unveils Multi-Purpose Autonomous Vehicle Concept It’s hard enough navigating the hectic streets of Manhattan on foot. Why would anyone want to let loose self-driving cars in the city?Ask New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose recent legislation allows for such antics.The state is now accepting applications from companies interested in demonstrating autonomous vehicles on public roads. And General Motors’ subsidiary Cruise Automation is interested.“New York has emerged as one of the nation’s leading hubs for innovation, and as we invite companies and entrepreneurs to reimagine transportation technology, we will encourage the development of new, safe travel options for New Yorkers,” Cuomo said in a statement.During testing, all autonomous vehicles must have a licensed driver behind the wheel, and a second person in the passenger seat.The state Department of Motor Vehicles permit process also calls for applicants to specify when and where their automobiles will travel; routing information includes date and time, origin and destination, and total distance.Self-driving cars have traditionally been restricted to urban test facilities and more sprawling cities and towns. But since Audi performed New York’s first autonomous vehicle demo in June, more manufacturers want in on the challenge.“New York City is one of the most densely populated places in the world and provides new opportunities to expose our software to unusual situations, which means we can improve our software at a much faster rate,” according to Kyle Vogt, CEO of Cruise Automation, which GM acquired for $1 billion in March 2016.“Testing in New York will accelerate the timeline to deploying self-driving cars at scale,” he said.If accepted, Cruise’s planned trial would mark the first time Level 4 (“mind off”) autonomous vehicles, which does not require the driver’s full attention, are tested in New York State.“The time to embrace this revolution in transportation technology is now,” Liut. Gov. Kathy Hochul added. “I have taken part in three AV demonstrations in 2017, and there is no question that we are on the brink of a breakthrough for the automotive industry and our state economy.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

31
Aug
2019

8th Theatre Olympics turn Delhi evenings dramatic

first_imgWith the 8th theatre Olympics in its last phase, Delhi evenings will be full of drama. Organised by the National School of Drama (NSD), under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Government of India, this 51-day long festival aims to bridge borders and bring people of different cultures, beliefs and ideologies together through the medium of theatrical art. This is the first time that a theatre festival of this magnitude is being organised in India.’The misunderstanding’ by Albert Camus Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’The Misunderstanding’ (Hindi play by Director Aruja Srivastava) at Abhimanch, NSD (8:30 pm onwards), will see a son, who for 22 years, has been living in an unnamed land, returns to Europe to visit his mother and his sister, Martha. He comes with his wife, Maria, and decides not to disclose his true identity. This is unfortunate, because the two women, who run a lonely inn, murder their guests and rob them for survival. The only other character is the mute manservant, who in the final scene is Camus’ stand-in for God. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive’The diary of anne frank’ by Deborah Although this theatre extravaganza is in its last phase, dozens of theatre performances still await. On March 28, at Sri Ram Centre, The Diary of Anne Frank – an English play by Deborah Meola – will chronicle the true story of Anne Frank and her family while they were hiding in during the Holocaust. For two years they lived in a secret annexe with Mr Frank’s business partner, Mr Van Daan, his wife and son, and a dentist, Mr Dussel all Jews trying to escape the Nazis. While in hiding, Anne struggles with the challenges of being a teenager: schooling, parental relationships, maturing from child to adult, and falling in love. These challenges are heightened by the experience of being locked away with seven other people in one room for two years. Moments from these years are shared with the audience through the words of Anne Frank’s actual diary. ‘Almost alive’ by Sabine MolenaarIn ‘Almost Alive’, director Sabine Molenaar, she wonders what would happen when you withdraw yourself from the turmoil of the outside world and enter a timeless and boundless inner world. So she moves further away from reality and towards that dark place, where shelter and true peace of mind await her. Yet chaos and disorientation are also lurking. Slowly pulsating basses invite you into this shadowy universe.The 55 minutes long play , which organically merges dance, video-mapping and animatronics, music and light will be performed at Kamani Auditorium (6:30 pm onwards) by Sandman/Sabine Molenaar group.last_img read more

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VIDEO Jimmer Fredette and Stephon Marbury got into it during a Chinese

first_imgIn the ultimate “Where are they now?” basketball highlight, college stars turned NBA washouts, Stephon Marbury and Jimmer Fredette ended up getting in each other’s faces during a game in China.The altercation occurred after Marbury blocked Fredette on a drive to the hole. No foul was called on the play, but Fredette took exception, pushed Marbury and the two started jawing nose to nose.No punches were thrown, but it did give us this bizarro highlight.After a hard foul, Stephon Marbury and Jimmer Fredette got into an altercation during a game in China. Watch: pic.twitter.com/FCFIg1szRi— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 10, 2017 Advertisementlast_img read more

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