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The agency cautioned that money only exists to provide food aid to some tens of thousands of families in Guatemala until the end of September, including the provision of a fortified food to 100,000 children under the age of three and 50,000 pregnant-lactating women.More than 90 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition were admitted to the national hospital of Jalapa in August – three times higher than the same month last year – and out of the 117 children rushed to the hospital between January and July, 17 have died, WFP noted in a situation report issued last week.In its immediate response to the food crisis in Guatemala’s so-called “dry corridor,” WFP has committed 20 tons of High Energy Biscuits (HEB) and 200 tons of other food supplies, including corn soy blended food, black beans and corn to complement Government rations assisting 75,000 families living in the most affected areas.WFP will also expand a food-for-work scheme to support another 93,000 families affected by damage to the upcoming harvest and who will need assistance for around six months. The Government has also made $7.5 million available to complete the first phase of its National Contingency Plan while calling on donors to make further donations in response to the crisis, according to WFP.However, food shortages are likely to worsen, with a 60 to 80 per cent loss of crops expected in the upcoming harvest in some of Guatemala’s provinces, which would put even more households at very high risk of becoming food insecure.WFP noted that the annual food shortages caused by droughts in the six provinces of the “dry corridor” – Jutiapa, Santa Rosa, Zacapa, Chiquimula, El Progreso and Baja Verapaz – has been intensified by previous crop losses, low food stocks, combined with declining remittances, exports, tourism and foreign investment and rising unemployment due to the global recession.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced today that the country team plans to issue a flash appeal in the coming days to respond to the current humanitarian crisis in the Central American country. 10 September 2009Urgent funding is needed to help combat an acute hunger crisis that is ravaging much of Guatemala, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. read more

TORONTO — Lowe’s Canada said Friday it will spend $50 million to build two new stores in Ontario.In addition to a dozen former Target Canada stores it recently acquired, the home improvement retailer said it will grow to 54 stores in Canada.Lowe’s acquired 12 former Target locations as well as Target’s Milton, Ont., distribution centre for $147.75 million after the company decided to close its Canadian operations.Retail giants Walmart, Sears and Lowe’s are suffering in CanadaLowe’s still looking for Canadian acquisitions: president Sylvain Prud’hommeLowe’s had earlier agreed to buy 13 former Target Canada locations and the distribution centre for about $151 million, but a deal could not be reached on one of the locations.The 14 new stores will be located across the country including four new stores in British Columbia, two in Alberta, one in Saskatchewan and seven in Ontario. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The world’s five-largest automakers are on track to post the industry’s most profitable year on record — continuing an upward trend that is likely to continue for some time, according to a report from Scotiabank.Based on profits recorded over the first nine months of the year, Scotiabank estimates the global auto giants are headed for a combined US$61.4 billion in profit this year.That’s a huge rebound from the industry downturn sparked four years ago by a credit crisis in the U.S. banking sector. That crisis contributed to the reorganization of General Motors and Chrysler under bankruptcy protection, with bailout assistance from governments in the United States and Canada.“This represents the third consecutive annual earnings improvement, a trend likely to remain in place for several years as our leading indicators point to ongoing gains in global car sales amid, a slow, but enduring economic expansion,” Scotiabank economist Carlos Gomes writes.“Highlighting the industry’s dramatic turnaround, this year’s profit is approaching the massive cumulative loss of US$69 (billion) sustained during the tumultuous years between 2007 and 2009.”The report says North America is the leading region in profitability per vehicle, at more than US$2,000 — slightly above the profitability of Japanese vehicles sold domestically and well above the US$1,300 per vehicle in Asia outside Japan.By contrast, Scotiabank estimates the five largest automakers are losing nearly US$1,000 for each vehicle sold in Western Europe — a deterioration from last year when they lost US$600 per model.“The red ink is being exacerbated by the ongoing sovereign debt crisis which has slashed car sales in Western Europe to a two-decade low of 11.7 million units,” Gomes wrote.Scotiabank estimates Western Europe has capacity to make 18 million vehicles.“We estimate that the region has an excess capacity of roughly 3.6 million units — at least 12 assembly plants — and profitability is unlikely to be restored until a significant number of these plants are closed.”The report says investors and corporate officials are worried about the industry’s deteriorating prospects in Western Europe, but that’s offset by the growing importance of developing markets.“Car sales in Asia (excluding Japan) and Latin America are now more than double the sales pace in Western Europe — a sharp reversal from a decade ago when these emerging markets accounted for less than half of the volumes in Western Europe.” Top 5 automakers on track to bring in record profit this year: Scotiabank by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 29, 2012 2:54 pm MDT read more

Three senior UK automotive executives have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the industry. News of the awards follows a series of positive announcements about UK motor manufacturing, as well as the landmark visit of the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) last week.Joe Greenwell, Chairman, Ford of Britain and SMMT Deputy President, becomes a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).Joe Greenwell’s career in the motor industry spans almost 40 years. He began his career as a graduate trainee with Austin Morris and held a variety of senior roles in Jaguar, Ford of Europe and Ford North America before becoming Chairman and CEO of Jaguar Cars and subsequently Chairman of Ford of Britain.Stephen Odell, Chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe, said, “Joe Greenwell has been a highly-influential figure in the British auto industry for many years, working closely with the SMMT, the CBI, and the government on key issues relating to the future of automotive manufacturing in the UK, skills, research and development, and the low-carbon agenda.“Joe is a great ambassador for Ford, and for the motor industry as a whole. The award of a CBE is an appropriate recognition of his achievements.”Bill Parfitt, Chairman and Managing Director of GM UK, also becomes a CBE.Trained as a motor engineer in the family motor business in South Wales, Bill Parfitt then joined Goodyear as a graduate entrant. He has subsequently spent his working life in the motor industry, holding a number of directorships and senior executive roles in blue chip companies. He joined Vauxhall Motors in 1998 as Fleet Sales Director and quickly became responsible for all sales and marketing activities for GM’s UK operations.  He was appointed Managing Director of Vauxhall in 2005 and Chairman of GMUK in 2009.Working with the joint government/industry body, the Automotive Council, on a strategic plan to increase the supplier base in the UK, Bill Parfitt became the first chairman of the Council’s sub-committee, the Supply Chain Group.Mike Godfrey, Division Manager and Chief Engineer, Honda UK Manufacturing Limited, becomes an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).Mike Godfrey has been involved in the UK automotive industry for his entire career, and currently works at Honda’s facility in Swindon. He has held a variety of previous roles, currently taking responsibility for Safety and Environment co-ordination, not only for the Swindon site, but all of Honda’s other manufacturing operations in Europe. As part of his work Mike represents Honda on SMMT’s Environmental Policy Committee, the CBI’s Manufacturing Council, and is involved with national and local government issues affecting Honda, as well as local organisations in the Swindon area.Stephen Odell has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the 2011 SMMT International Automotive Summit. Mr Odell will address the automotive industry’s third annual Summit in Westminster, London, on 28 June 2011. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

OSU junior forward Nick Schilkey (7) during a game against Michigan on May. 6 at Nationwide Arena. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State senior forward hockey captain Nick Schilkey wishes he had a dollar for every time he has been asked why he came to OSU from his home state of Michigan. If so, he said he would be as rich as another Buckeye: L Brands owner Les Wexner. The constant questioning will be worth it, however, if Schilkey is successful in his pursuit of a Big Ten championship and the program’s first berth into the NCAA tournament since 2009.  A native of Marysville, Michigan, Schilkey grew up playing in the Detroit area primarily with the nationally recognized HoneyBaked AAA program. It was his parents, Glen and Michelle, along with his other family ties that instilled the love for the game of hockey in him.“My dad always joked that he put me in skates before I could walk.” Schilkey said.His speed and agility — which led him to score 87 goals and assist on 85 others between the ages of 13 and 16 against NHL players Alex Galchenyuk of the Montreal Canadiens and Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets — caught the attention of OSU.It was not until his final year with HoneyBaked in 2010-11 that he realized college hockey was a legitimate option.“I don’t think I could ever look back at one of those teams and thinking to myself as being one of the best guys because we were so good,” Schilkey said.OSU was the first school to approach Schilkey about furthering his career in hockey. The program’s commitment to Schilkey, facilities and campus life sold him immediately, he said.“I go to different schools around the country and play and nothing beats what we have here,” Schilkey said. “I came down here and the coaches really wanted me to be here and I wanted to be here. This was the spot for me.”Before he moved to Columbus, Schilkey played junior hockey for two years, a common prerequisite for hockey players before beginning their college endeavors.After two seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the U.S., Schilkey was ready to showcase his talents at OSU.The team he was recruited by, however, had changed by the time he arrived. In April 2013, OSU coach Mark Osiecki was fired and replaced by Steve Rohlik, who had been an Osiecki assistant.Schilkey was not deterred.“I was comfortable with the coaches because (Rohlik) was here,” Schilkey said. “For me, I didn’t think anything would change too much.”Rohlik recalled the recruitment of Schilkey, who stood out like maize and blue in a sea of scarlet and gray.“When you walked into the rink, you knew who Nick Schilkey was,” Rohlik said. “He’d get that puck and he’d be Mach 10 down the ice. He could score. One thing that always grabbed me is that he wanted it. He wanted the puck, he wanted to be involved, he wanted to be ‘the guy.’ There was no hesitation in his game.”Rohlik has continued to be impressed by Schilkey’s performances weekend after weekend.“You know what you’re getting when he touches the ice,” Rohlik said. “I know if I throw him out there, he’s going to give me everything that he’s got.”And it shows in his production, Rohlik said.In 108 career games, Schilkey has 43 goals and 48 assists. He has been voted team captain twice due to leadership that has rubbed off on his teammates.“Right away freshman year, I noticed that he never quits,” senior defenseman Josh Healey said. “He goes out there every shift and every time in the weight room and goes until he can’t go anymore. It really pushed me to be my best when I was around him … He’s a leader by example and guys follow that, it’s a credit to him.”So far this season, the team has followed him to an upset win over No. 3 Denver last Friday on its home ice, followed by a tie with Air Force the next night. As the Buckeyes head into the heart of the 2016-17 season, Rohlik said there is no one he would trust more to lead the team.“I think it’s in him right now that he wants to do something special before he leaves here,” Rohlik said. “He’s already had such a huge impact on this program, not only by being a great player, but by being a great person. I can’t say enough about him. He’s one of those guys, as a coach, you love having him in your program.” As for Schilkey, the legacy he wants to leave behind is a championship in his home state. The conference tournament will be hosted at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit for the final time in March.“To get this team back there and obviously it’s going to take a lot of leaders in the room, it’s going to take the team to accomplish that goal,” Schilkey said. “I think we’re excited for it. I think we’re confident in that this is one of the best opportunities we’ve had in my four years here. To leave on top is something everybody wants to do.”Ranked No. 19 in the latest poll, Schilkey and the Buckeyes head to Oxford, Ohio, on Saturday to take on in-state rival Miami at Goggin Ice Center with the puck drop scheduled for 8:05 p.m. read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRape suspect who escaped custody recaptured with face masksJanuary 24, 2018In “Crime”18-Y-0 charged with armed robberies, escaping from police custodyMarch 11, 2015In “Crime”Carpenter charged for escaping lawful custodyDecember 22, 2015In “Crime” Rape accused Devon Ally today appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Annette Singh and pleaded guilty to the offences of escaping from lawful custody and assault causing actual bodily harm.According to a statement from the police, he was fined $30,000 or 16 weeks imprisonment for the escape and $25,000 or 2 months for the assault on a female sibling.In respect of the rape charge, of a child under 16 years of age, of which he was not required to plead as the charge is indictable, he was granted his pre-trial liberty by being released on $200,000 bail and the case has been postponed to February 1, 2018, for a report.Ally, 21, who on January 2, 2018, escaped lawful custody at the La-Grange Police Station was recaptured after collaborative work between detectives of ‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara) and ‘D’ Division (West Demerara/ East Bank Essequibo).He was arrested at a location at Beterverwagting East Coast Demerara and, according to the police, two plastic face masks were found in his possession. read more

first_imgEpiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, has agreed to acquire Fordia Group Inc, the Canadian manufacturer of exploration drilling tools. Fordia Group is based in Montreal, Canada, and has sales in more than 70 countries.It provides exploration drilling tools such as diamond bits, down-the-hole tools, drill rods and drill casings, as well as water treatment systems and pumps, used by mining houses and drilling contractors. Its high-quality solutions are known in the industry to benefit customers by for example improving penetration rates and extending bit life. Fordia has about 250 employees and had revenues for the 12 months ending September 2018 of about C$85 million (SEK 580 million).“This acquisition is strategically important as we increase our focus on the exploration segment,” said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s Senior Executive Vice President Mining and Infrastructure. “The solid team at Fordia will play a key role as we continuously strengthen our value offering to customers.” The acquisition is expected to be completed in the first quarter 2019. The purchase price is not material relative to Epiroc’s market capitalisation and is not disclosed. The business will become part of Epiroc’s Rock Drilling Tools division, and will continue to be based in Montreal.last_img read more

Angry Birds iPhone Cases Make Perfect Gifts

September 21, 2019 | tqhsdewk | No Comments

first_imgIf there’s someone on your holiday shopping list who simply can’t put down their mobile device because they’re too busy playing Angry Birds, they’ll be thrilled to unwrap an Angry Birds iPhone or iPod Touch case in their stocking this year. The cases are available now for $24.99 list price, and come in three designs: the Red Bird, the Yellow Bird, or the Pig King. The cases are only available for the iPhone 4 and the newest iPod Touch, and are protective covers for the back of the device, so don’t expect screen protectors or belt clips here. Still, if you want to announce to the world that you’re an Angry Birds fanatic, or you’re buying for someone who is and wouldn’t mind everyone on the subway knowing it, this is the perfect gift. [via TUAW]last_img

first_img 51 Comments Aug 28th 2019, 6:30 PM Get the latest Rugby World Cup news and analysis, delivered straight to your inbox: By Murray Kinsella Short URL 31,522 Views ‘I think Jack Conan is the best eight in the country right now’ Former Ireland international Jamie Heaslip feels his ex-Leinster team-mate deserves his shot. On a more collective basis, Schmidt will be keen to see his Ireland team bounce back strongly from their heavy defeat to England last weekend with a convincing outing against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.Heaslip certainly isn’t panicking about Ireland’s World Cup prospects based on the hammering from England, with so many of Schmidt’s team having made their first appearances of the season at Twickenham. Heaslip is not writing Ireland off based on one game. Source: James Crombie/INPHO“The first game, no matter how much fitness you do, you’re blowing out your ass and you make mistakes you don’t normally make,” said Heaslip.“You’re reactive with things in most cases, rather than proactive. I always think it takes about two games to get match fit, so what you saw at the weekend was the majority of guys not being up to match speed.“Look, I’ll caveat that by saying there were a lot of errors that were not like a team that Joe Schmidt coaches, a lot of basic errors that he will be focusing on more so than lads being knackered. It just seemed like a lot of guys were standing around, not looking to do the job that needed to be done in front of them but sometimes waiting to do the nicer job.“But Ireland have beaten every ‘Tier 1′ nation since the last World Cup, they’ve won a Grand Slam and achieved things that most Irish players have not achieved. At club level, the players have been going well.“You don’t turn into a bad team overnight. I don’t think they’re on a downward trend, I think they’ll be good. You can read too much into the England game but, at the same time, these two Wales games are important in showing us what they’re about.”Land Rover is the official Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019. With over 20 years of heritage supporting rugby at all levels, Land Rover is celebrating what makes rugby, rugby. #LandRoverRugby JAMIE HEASLIP DOESN’T have much doubt about who he would be starting at number eight if he was in charge of Ireland.But for injury ending his career early, the 35-year-old might still have been in the mix for Joe Schmidt’s side ahead of the upcoming World Cup but the debate at number eight is now focused on two names: CJ Stander and Jack Conan. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOStander is the incumbent, a first-choice starter essentially since Heaslip suffered a back injury in the warm-up before the England game in the 2017 Six Nations.Having started his Test career as Ireland’s blindside flanker, Stander shifted to his more natural position at the back of the scrum and has helped Schmidt’s side to some huge successes since. Stander has certainly earned Schmidt’s loyalty, while he is also part of Ireland’s leadership group.However, Conan’s form with Leinster over the past two seasons has made him hard to ignore and though Schmidt initially seemed to have reservations about the 27-year-old’s game, he has worked hard to make himself a more complete player.Having made three appearances during this year’s Six Nations, one of them a start against Scotland, Conan is firmly in Schmidt’s thoughts.Dropping Stander from his first-choice team would be a big move for Schmidt this close to the World Cup, but Conan is set to have the opportunity to press his case against Wales in Cardiff this weekend, when he is expected to start at number eight.For Heaslip, the issue is already beyond doubt.“I think Jack Conan is the best eight in the country right now,” said Heaslip yesterday at a Land Rover event.“I think he has a lot of variety to his game. Take his athletic ability – he’s a big boy, he’s lean, it’s not bad weight, he’s really strong and not just his upper body. We’ve all seen his fend and his upper-body strength but he’s powerful, he drives through contact.“But then also for a big man, he’s got great agility. His acceleration is really good and his ability to move with such grace and balance, and also keep the ball available and look for that offload is a real string to his bow. He has shown that over the last two years. Jamie Heaslip is a Land Rover ambassador. Source: Photocall Ireland“I actually saw his skills when I was playing and tried to learn a lot of his skills and vice versa, he pushed me and I pushed him. I was always really impressed with how he keeps that ball available all the time and is always looking to move it around.“Defensively, I think he’s an aggressive defender and he makes really good reads and commits to those reads. An aggressive system suits Jack because he’s decisive, he makes big hits and he’s got the speed to catch you on the ball.“Personally, that’s why I think he’s the best number eight in Ireland but I’m not the one picking the team and there are other factors that come into it. I’m not in camp, I don’t know how he’s training and that’s a big role.“You can’t just be the guy that turns it on for game day because if you’re not putting in the work – day in, day out – and training well, the coaches see all that. We don’t see all that and coaches want to know what they’re getting.“I’m not saying Jack’s a bad trainer or anything like that, but we’re not seeing the whole picture.”Indeed, no one has a more complete picture of all factors than Schmidt, who will examine Conan’s performance in the final World Cup warm-ups games with close interest. Twice in the Six Nations, Conan came off the bench at number eight, with Stander shifting to openside flanker, so they could even play together at the World Cup. Wednesday 28 Aug 2019, 10:11 PM Share3 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Plus de dix millions dutilisateurs pour Dolphin

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first_imgPlus de dix millions d’utilisateurs pour DolphinLe navigateur Internet pour smartphones, Dolphin, a franchi le cap des 10 millions d’utilisateurs. L’éditeur MoboTap a indiqué que le navigateur Internet pour mobiles, Dolphin, avait franchi le cap des 10 millions d’utilisateurs. Pour rappel, ce navigateur Web est compatible avec Android et iOS.À lire aussiLe navigateur Opera mis à jour sur smartphoneAfin de se démarquer de la quantité d’applications disponibles sur smartphones, Dolphin a misé sur l’ergonomie et propose une navigation par onglets caractéristiques, vis à vis des navigateurs concurrents sur PC. Dolphin s’adresse cependant qu’aux utilisateurs d’écrans multitouch en associant des signes (enregistrables) effectués sur les écrans tactiles à des sites Internet. Le navigateur possèderait donc 10 millions d’utilisateurs alors que MoboTap ne compte pas s’arrêter en si bon chemin puisque des mises à jour sont prévues. Le navigateur va passer en version 2.0 pour iOS. Dans cette version, l’utilitaire Dolphin Connect permettra une synchronisation du navigateur avec différents terminaux. Cela est déjà possible sous Android.Dolphin a offert au dix millionième utilisateur de son navigateur un séjour de 5 jours au parc Disney World de Floride.Le 16 novembre 2011 à 14:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter John Soderman, 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) —The 31st annual stand down event is a wrap, successfully helping over 800 homeless vets!Since 1987 the Veterans Village of San Diego has put on its Stand Down event, which over a three-day period allows homeless veterans a chance to get some rest, relaxation and guidance.They can access programs to get off the streets or get off drugs. They can also get clothes, new glasses, medication, hearing aids as well as a fresh haircut.This is all done in a military-style environment which brings back positive memories for these homeless vets.Perhaps more importantly, is the rest and relaxation these homeless vets can take advantage of…as in a three-day respite from the stresses of the streets. Over 800 homeless veterans helped at 31st annual Stand Down John Soderman center_img July 1, 2018 Posted: July 1, 2018 Updated: 8:52 PMlast_img read more

first_imgFour members of Washington’s congressional delegation repeatedly voted against extending NSA-style electronic surveillance.WASHINGTON — Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation’s top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under the strict supervision of a secret court and cannot intentionally target a U.S. citizen. He decried the revelation of that and another intelligence-gathering program as reckless.For the second time in three days, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper took the rare step of declassifying some details of an intelligence program to respond to media reports about counterterrorism techniques employed by the government.“Disclosing information about the specific methods the government uses to collect communications can obviously give our enemies a ‘playbook’ of how to avoid detection,” he said.Clapper said the data collection under the program, first unveiled by the newspapers The Washington Post and The Guardian, was with the approval of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court and with the knowledge of Internet service providers. He emphasized that the government does not act unilaterally to obtain that data from the servers of those providers.last_img read more

DODs Path to Net Zero Remains Hazy GAO Finds

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first_imgFully achieving net zero status at DOD installations — reducing the consumption of energy, water and waste resources to an effective rate of zero — is unrealistic and ultimately cost prohibitive, service officials told the Government Accountability Office (GAO), according to a new report from the congressional watchdog agency.The department has not fully identified the potential costs of implementing net zero initiatives, the agency found. The only spending dedicated to net zero initiatives involved studies to establish baselines and assess the feasibility and costs of net zero at various installations. The Army reported spending $14.2 million on net zero studies from fiscal 2011-2013; the Navy reported spending about $2.6 million on studies; and the Air Force spent almost $80,000 on an implementation plan in 2012.A 2011 study by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory concluded it would cost $842 million in capital expenditures for Fort Carson, Colo., to achieve 92 percent of its net zero energy goal.The Army is the only military department that has a net zero program, although it is not explicitly funded. Officials described the Army’s Net Zero Initiative, in part, as an awareness campaign intended to generate interest in conservation and sustainability at the installation level, according to the report.In 2014, the service directed commands to implement net zero efforts “to the maximum extent practical and fiscally prudent” and to move toward net zero goals using existing resources. Officials told GAO the Army is developing a process for measuring installations’ progress in meeting net zero goals.Navy officials said their 2011 goal to achieve net zero energy status at 50 percent of the service’s installations by 2020 is not being actively pursued; instead, the Navy is concentrating on conservation efforts.In 2012, the Air Force established goals to achieve a net zero posture. The policy is intended to focus energy, water and waste investments on attaining cost savings while meeting net zero goals.DOD officials told GAO the department has not established an integrated net zero strategy because until recently there had been no statutory goals regarding net zero. They have been working on implementation guidance to address the net zero goals included in Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, issued March 19, 2015. The Pentagon expects to issue the guidance this month. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgMonday, July 30, 2018Afternoon storiesEnergy sector feels impacts of steel tariffsAs the Trump Administration slogs through more than 20,000 requests for waivers from tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the tariffs are already impacting the energy sector.The industry group American Petroleum Institute spoke to officials about the administration’s trade moves last week, telling them the existing tariffs are hitting about 100 products used in oil and gas production, and that future tariffs under consideration would cause more pain.Language training helps HPD officers in ChinatownThe Houston Police Department, the University of St. Thomas  and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston recently launched a partnership to provide training in Mandarin Chinese to local police officers and the initiative is paying off.The training is focused on key words and phrases like “gun,” “knife” or “drop the weapon.”Florian MartinOfficer Michael Prause has worked at the Houston Police Department’s Westside station for 26 years. He says his new Mandarin skills are helping him in his work.This fall, the program will also provide officers with a multi-cultural awareness training.New video of suspect moments after murder of Houston cardiologistThe Houston Police Department  says new video it posted on Twitter shows the suspect cycling in an “area neighborhood immediately following the shooting” of  Dr. Mark Hausknecht.In addition, HPD released three images captured from the footage and is urging any person that has information on the suspect’s identity to contact the Homicide Division at 713-308-3600. People can also contact Crime Stoppers at  713-222-TIPS.Image captured from HPD’s Twitter feed / @houstonpoliceThis image is a screen shot of video HPD released on July 30, 2018, that shows the suspect of killing Dr. Mark Hausknecht in the Texas Medical Center.HPD Chief Art Acevedo said last week there is a “high probability” Dr. Hausknecht was “targeted.”Anger over Harvey may not carry through to midtermsNumerous Houston-area Democrats running for office this year are blaming incumbent Republicans for the slow pace of action on Harvey relief and flood mitigation.It looked like a winning strategy in the months after the storm, but now it’s beginning to look like a miscalculation. Sharelast_img read more

MailIn Voting in DC Gains Traction

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first_imgBy James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.comThe June 19 District of Columbia primary election produced one of the lowest voter turnouts in many years. That has prompted the city to add an additional mode of voting- mail-in ballots.Leaders of the Ward 8 Democrats announced they will lead an effort to include mail-in voting to increase participation in District elections.“In the June primary, there were 4,436 votes cast in Ward 8 out of 55,000 that were cast throughout the city,” Charles Wilson, the president of the Ward 8 Democrats, said at the meeting. “That is a 7.9 percent turnout in the ward and that’s not good at all.”Charles Wilson Jr. is striving to make changes in the Ward 8 community in southeast D.C. (Courtesy photo)Wilson said he understood some of the reasons his fellow ward neighbors didn’t go to the polls. He pointed out that there was no serious challenger to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and no Ward 8 election for the D.C. Council member seat either.Wilson said many Ward 8 residents have problems with transportation to the polls and some are disenchanted with the District’s political system. With all the talk about Initiative 77, which would change the way tipped workers are compensated, one would have expected more of a response but that didn’t happen, Wilson said.Fifty-eight percent of Ward 8 voters supported the initiative changing the tipping laws.Wilson, along with Ward 8A04 advisory neighborhood commissioner Troy Donte Prestwood, encouraged the use of mail-in voting as a solution to the low voter turnout. “People won’t have to go to a polling place, they can simply put their ballot in the mail,” Prestwood said. “This will give people more options in voting.”Presently, Oregon, Colorado and Washington are the only states in the country where all elections are conducted solely by mail. Utah and California allow counties to opt for the mail-in voting system and the city of Rockville, Maryland will conduct a pilot program in 2019.Philip Pannell, a longtime Democratic activist in Ward 8, has advocated for mail-in voting, saying it will increase the voting of Ward 8 residents, as well as other residents east of the Anacostia River. Wilson, who penned an opinion article in The Washington Post  about the issue, wrote that in the District, mail-in voting can be combined with voting in person. He said, “Residents are already bombarded with voter guides and education materials in the weeks before Election Day. Why not pair this effort with a ballot? It’s a simple, cost-effective and progressive measure that has proved to boost turnout in Oregon, Colorado and Washington state.”Wilson’s effort is producing results. He said D.C. Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) will introduce emergency legislation later this month for the possible use of mail-in voting for a Dec. 4 special election for the Ward 4 D.C. State Board of Education race.In addition, notwithstanding Allen’s legislation, the District’s Board of Elections is considering launching a mail-in vote option as a pilot for the Dec. 4 election.“Mail-in voting is a good way for Ward 8 residents and District residents to get involved in the political process,” Wilson said.last_img read more

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19 Madue Nwafor Street, If it follows the party line vote seen in the House,People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers.This feeling of bonhomie is likely to receive a further boost when Xi and Modi roll out the latest chapter in their warm personal relationship Amid all this goodwill Swaraj took the time to lay down a red line of sorts by speaking firmly about terrorism and sovereignty: Two fairly prickly issues in India-China relations considering Beijing’s refusal to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad leader Masood Azhar as a terrorist and the constant standoffs on the border "We strongly believe that our fight against terrorism should not only seek to eliminate terrorists but also identify and take strong measures against States that encourage support and finance terrorism or provide sanctuary to terrorists and terror groups" Swaraj was quoted as saying byPTI leaving no one in any doubt about the intended recipients of the message She also took a shot at Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) stating "Connectivity with SCO countries is India’s priority We want connectivity to pave the way for cooperation and trust between our societies For this respect for sovereignty is essential Inclusivity transparency and sustainability are imperative" What does this tell us For starters it signals clearly that India is eager to set bilateral relations on a positive path possibly more so than China itself seeks to After all an adversarial India is likely to be far less of a concern to China than an adversarial China will be for India It is with that in mind that Modi will hope to bring Xi on board with a variety of New Delhi’s concerns and in the absence of any agreements understandings can be arrived upon and a common minimum can be agreed upon in principle if not on paper as yet Second and perhaps most pertinent India is sending the message that while it seeks a reset in relations sticking to its guns on a few key issues shows that it’s not a ‘factory reset’ thatis sought Rather it is a ‘soft reset’ that reinitialises the interface between the two countries but hangs on to key concerns and issues How this approach plays out will become clearer after the SCO Summit Since the dawn of the Uber age getting a ride home has never been easier Open up your phone drop the pin and wait for someone to answer the call You dont even have to exchange actual money anymore its that simple Well a lot of the time its that simple Sometimes things can get a bit strange. Another exception is the story of Surya Oruganti Surya had recently arrived back in India at Bengaluru International Airport and got himself straight on to the car-hailing app to get home The Uber arrived as normal and even though the driver looked different the car seemed the same so he got in and set off on his way Very quickly he realised that something was badly off about his ride As soon as the driver started going it became abundantly clear that he was drunk Like really drunk Like this drunkCredit: Twitter Naturally that would put anyone a bit on edge so Surya got him to pull over told him to get into the passenger seat and then drove himself the rest of the way home Once safely back he posted some shots of his journey and tweeted Uber India to let them know what had happened He said: "The ride back from Bangalore airport was not quite what I expected The driver was drunk and drowsy "I had to pull the car over to the side and I drove all the way home Pic with the driver in the rider seat passed out "You need to fix this"@Uber_India the ride back from Bangalore airport was not quite what I expected The driver was drunk and drowsy I had to pull the car over to the side and I drove all the way home Pic with the driver in the rider seat passed out You need to fix this @Uber @Uber_Support pictwittercom/G7LB0caeTM- Surya Oruganti (@suryaoruganti) September 9 2018 Yeah that seems fair enough So Uber apologised and sorted the issue out right Wrong In fact the Uber safety team didnt get in touch with him for 20 hours after the report was made Even then they only got in touch to tell him that he "shouldnt drive a cab because thats a safety issue" Not as much of a safety issue as being driven through the streets by someone who is pissed drunk Uber India Uber India then released a statement via a spokesperson that said: "While we take all possible measures to ensure that drivers behind the wheel match the person shown on the app in rare instances when this doesnt happen we encourage riders to cancel their rides immediately and report the issue on the app so that immediate actions can be taken"Credit: Twitter They continued: "Upon learning about this incident the driver profile was removed from the app and we are looking into the matter "We stand ready to further assist the rider and law enforcement as required" Thats a bit better Remember kids if you Uber driver stinks of booze dont get in the car We shouldnt have to tell people that but still. Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: NewsThe Department of Petroleum Resources DPR in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has sealed up two illegal gas facilities in Uyo the state capital The gas stations which are located in private homes with holes connecting to cylinders at the back of the house were described as “lethal weapons with potentiality to claim lives when they explode” One of the sealed gas stations located at Ukana Offot– Duk Vendor has a giant cylinder that had been welded: it also has fragile holes It took the inspectors from the DPR rare courage to approach the facility for scrutiny The Operations Controller DPR Akwa Ibom State Mr Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye in Uyo during the sealing up exercise on Wednesday expressed surprise that some people could set up such facilities that are capable of wiping off a whole community just to make quick money He added that the exercise was just a warning to the operators of the illegal gas stations that are 32km apart or 7 minutes drive from each other to desist from carrying on with the illegal business and dismantle the facilities He noted that in few days’ time DPR will revisit the places and arrest anyone found within the facilities According to him ‘the facilities had no engineering standards safety measures and guidelines and would not be allowed to remain in Nigeria “This morning we got intelligence report that two places in Uyo the Akwa Ibom State capital are already breaking the law by establishing facilities that are not allowed not recognised and approved by law in Nigeria “The report has it that where they are housing gas cylinders are private homes and pipes placed outsides with holes dispensing the items to the public “These kinds of facilities have no engineering standards that have been approved by DPR They have no safety measures and if these facilities are allowed to remain in the neighborhood the entire people within that vicinity are in danger That is why we have to seal up these illegal gas stations “We will follow the action by writing letters to the appropriate authorities which include the state fire service Uyo Capital Development Authority which is in charge of land the Nigerian Security and Social Defence Corps the Department of State Service and the Nigeria Police “For the interest of the people engaging in this illegal business they have to desist from it and dismantle all the facilities within the next few days otherwise we shall use law enforcement agencies to ensure that we get rid of them” He added that DPR could not have approved an illegal establishment capable of wiping off a whole community He added that if the agency had approved the facilities they would not have been there to seal up their business premises A manager at Dud Ventor said they applied to the DPR Uyo and Calabar office and had been cleared to go on with the business He added that he was surprised that DPR from Eket could seal up the placecom. 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